Monday, 22 April 2019

Diamond Wedding Anniversary

Today I am sharing a Diamond anniversary card made recently for some friends.
As always, I had difficulty taking a photo without me showing in the reflection
of the silver mirror card!
The products I have used are:-
Presscut - Happy Anniversary
Heart dies - Brand unknown
Challenges entered:-
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Optional - Wedding/Anniversary
Pile it On - Lots of Layers/Use your Scraps
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Wedding/Glitter/Die Cut
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs - So Shiny

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Friday, 19 April 2019

My Time to Craft #394 - 'Spring Flowers'

A new challenge has started over at My Time to Craft

where the theme this fortnight is 'Spring Flowers'
All the details can be found HERE

Here is my design team card, which is another from the recent workshop I attended.
The products we used were:-
Stamps By Me - Made with Love
Distress Inks and Water Brush
Challenges entered:-
Allsorts Challenge - Blossoms, Butterflies, Bugs
Brown Sugar - Spring or Fall
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Fun Friday - CAS
Polkadoodle - Spring Colours
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Use a Happy Birthday Sentiment
Krafty Chicks - Flowers

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Female Birthday Card

I recently attended an all day card-making work shop run by two crafting friends. 
It's a popular, fun day to attend, where we make approximately 10 cards,
chat and craft in between eating home made cake and lunch!

Today I am sharing one of the cards I made, which I gave to my
next door neighbour for her birthday.
We used Distress inks and the negative of the leaf die to create the background panel. 
Then we stamped leaves randomly across the panel.
Next, after colouring in the die-cut leaf, I matt and layered the panel, 
stamped the sentiment and added two leaves punched from inked paper which 
were supplied to us.

The products I have used are:-
Stampendous Jumbo Leaf stamp and die
Sentiment stamp - Brand unknown
Challenges entered:-
Allsorts Challenge - Blossoms, Butterflies, Bugs
Brown Sugar - Spring or Fall
Moving Along with the Times - That Spring Feeling
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Moo Mania and More - Spring Fever

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Monday, 15 April 2019

A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge #90 - Anything Goes

A new challenge has started at 'A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge Blog'
where the theme is always 'Anything Goes'
Details of the challenge can be found HERE
where 3/5 randomly drawn winners will each get to choose
3 sets of Lozzy's papers

Here is my design team card...
These gorgeous set of papers make for a very quick cards.
I matted and layered the paper onto black and blue card, added the 
sentiment and some sequins and pearls.
The papers come in different colourways.

The products I have used are:-
Lozzy's digi papers - Time Again
Presscut - Happy Birthday
Challenges entered:-
Cardz 4 Galz - Use Pretty Papers
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x




Friday, 12 April 2019

Alphabet Challenge - 'B is for Buildings'

Today, a new challenge starts at Alphabet Challenge
where the theme for this fortnight is 'B is for Buildings'
The details of the challenge can be found HERE

Here is my design team card...
The products I have used are:-
Little Claire's stamps - Beach Huts
EK Success Punch - Three small circles
Craft Sensations DSP - Ocean Dreams
Promarkers
Challenges entered:-
Cardz 4 Galz - Pretty Papers
Creative Knockouts - Spring is on the Way
Moving Along with the Times - That Spring Feeling
Southern Girls - Frame It
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge - Design in 3's
Unicorn Challenge - Spots and/or Stripes
Craft Rocket Challenges - For Men/Boys

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Julie Hickey Workshop

Last month, I was lucky enough to attend a Julie Hickey workshop,
 which was held in a local church hall in Essex.

We made three lovely cards and a decorated wooden 'Love' plaque, 
all using her new stamps.
Today I am sharing the first of the cards I made, where we
used Ranger Distress Oxide inks to make the backing papers before stamping,
and fussy cut the flowers, leaves and circles.

The stamp set we used for the first card was designed by Julie, 
called Friendship Blooms and can be purchased from 
Julie very kindly signed her books which I cheekily took along with me.
I bought them in 2004/5, when I first started making cards, and watching Julie
 demonstrate at the Ally Pally shows in London.
It was a lovely, relaxing day spent with other crafting ladies where I learnt
a few new inking and stamping techniques, along with lots of hints and tips from Julie.
She is such a warm friendly person, and makes crafting fun.

Hopefully she'll return to Essex again later in the year
for another workshop.

Challenges entered:-
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Only for the Girls
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges - Flowers
Use Your Stuff- Flora and Fauna
Creative with Stamps - Birthday
Daisy Chain Challenges - Make it Feminine
Fabrika Fantasy - Flowers
Pearly Sparkles Challenge - Flowers or Showers

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x


Monday, 8 April 2019

Anniversary Card

Today's card is one I was asked to make by a friend to give to her husband.
The dies I used are unbranded and the sentiment was generated on the computer.
I used my Hougie board to score the frame lines.
Challenges entered:-
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Frame It
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes/Option - Anything but a Card
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge - Flowers or Showers
Scrap from your Heart - Use Dies

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x