Sunday, 31 December 2017

A Perfect Time to Craft #1 - Anything Goes

Today starts a new month-long challenge over at A Perfect Time to Craft

where the theme is 'Anything Goes'
Details for this challenge can be found HERE
Each month we have a different Sponsor.
Our Sponsor for this month is Ericraft

Ericraft Facebook group can be found HERE
Here is my design team card...
The products I have used are:-
Ericraft digi image Beary Cupcake
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles and Scalloped Circles
Woodware Butterfly punch

Dovecraft Designer Paper - Cupcake Boutique
Promarkers

Challenges entered:-
Crafty Friends Challenge - For a Girl or a Lady
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x



Saturday, 30 December 2017

Nothing craft related today...

...just recommending a very good set of books to read.
Since losing my husband earlier this year, I have found my cardmaking to be a great 
help in keeping me busy and my mind occupied.
Over the last few months, I have got back into reading again, which has also been a great help.
 I have had this set of books downloaded on my Kindle for a while now, so after reading the 
first one, I couldn’t wait to start the second, then the next one and so on.
I’ve just completed reading them all, and I have to say it was like reading one very 
long book, and was a most big brilliant read.

Now I am about to start a set of ‘DS Roy Grace, books written by Peter James.
If you have any recommendations, I would love to hear from you.

Thanks for stopping by, I will back with a design team card tomorrow.
Janice x

Friday, 29 December 2017

A Male Birthday Card

I have a few birthdays coming up in January, but this one is my last for December.
I made it for my neighbour who celebrated his birthday yesterday.
I must say it certainly made a nice change to be making
something other than Christmas cards!

I used a grey pearlised card for the embossed panel, then matt and layered that onto
black, grey and silver mirror card. The black circles and dots are from the
birthday sentiments peel-off waste.
The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders - Reverse Wonky Rectangles
Embossing Folder - purchased from eBay
Challenges entered:-
Craftaholics R Us - Birthday
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
Papercraft Challenges - Happy Birthday
Tuesday Morning Sketches - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Friday, 22 December 2017

A Christmas Gift

Today's card is a quick and easy card to make, which I first saw last
year HERE on Crafty Sunflower's blog.
I used to be on the Fiskars design team with Liz, and love
the cards she makes especially when using dies or embossing folders.

As soon as I saw this die, it was one I had to add to my collection.
I hope you don't mind me 'casing' your card Liz, although I've
just realised I've missed a berry! 
Do check out Liz's blog to see her wonderful makes.
The products I have used are:-
Sweet Dixie die - Christmas present
Lawn Fawn - Large Cross-Stitched Square Stackables
Challenges entered:-
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Christmas
Paperminutes - Anything Goes/Theme - Presents
Crafty Cardmakers - Christmas
Country View Challenge - Christmas with the option of Reds, Greens & Rust
The Crafter's CaféAnything Christmas Related OR Red White and Green
Little Red Wagon - That's a Wrap! - Gift, Ribbon or Bow

Thanks for visiting today. 
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all my followers.

Janice x

Thursday, 21 December 2017

A Male Birthday Card

Today, I have another male birthday card to share with you, this one
I made for my nephew. 
The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Labels 2 
Spellbinders Mega Nestabilities - Small Deckled Mega Rectangles
Presscut - Nephew
The Works - Driftwood paper pad
Home made Card Candi
Challenges entered:-
Papercraft Challenges - Happy Birthday
Digi Choosday Crafting - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Scrapy Land -Anything Goes
The Male Room - Christmas/Winter Wishes/December Celebrations
Watercooler Wednesday - Heidi's Masculine 'Anything Goes'
DigiStamp Boutique

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

A 'Clean and Simple' Christmas Card

Today, I am sharing a Christmas card I was asked to make for a friend to give to his wife.
The products I have used are:-
(CURRENTLY HOLDING A CHRISTMAS SALE - 50% OFF EVERYTHING)
[Excluding gift vouchers]
Creative Expressions Embossing Folder - Poinsettia Frame
Spellbinders Labels 18
Promarkers
Challenges entered:-
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes - Optional Twist Christmas/Winter
Addicted to Stamps - Christmas
Come and Get It - Christmas
Crafty Cardmakers - Christmas
Card Mania - Christmas

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Friday, 15 December 2017

'A Bit More Time to Craft' Challenge #58 - Anything Goes

Today, I am sharing my Design Team card made for
'A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge Blog' where the theme is always 'Anything Goes'
The challenges are held on the 1st and 15th of the month where the lucky 3/5 winners can
win their choice of 3 digi paper sets from the very talented Lozzy.
There are lots of fabulous sets to choose from which can be found HERE
and they print beautifully.

You can find all the challenge details HERE on the blog, if you would like to enter.
The products I have used:-
Lozzy's 'Pastel Christmas' Digi papers
Music dies - Purchased from eBay
Stampin' Up Word Window Punch
Woodware Scalloped Oval Punch
Sentiment - computer generated

Challenges entered:-
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - Anything but Christmas
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting today
Janice x

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Christmas Baubles

Today, I am sharing another 'clean and simple' Christmas card, made for a friend
to give to their son and wife.
The products I have used are:-
Crafter's Companion/Beatrix Potter Embossing Folder - Female 1
Spellbinders Nestablilities - Ovals and Scalloped Ovals
Bauble die - Purchased from eBay
Sentiment - computer generated.

Challenges entered:-
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Christmas
Try it on a Tuesday - Twinkle, Twinkle
Crafty Cardmakers - Christmas
The Crazy Challenge - Christmas is Coming
Use your Stuff - Christmas is Coming
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes-Optional Twist Christmas/Winter
AAA Cards - Sparkle

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice

Monday, 11 December 2017

A 40th Birthday Card

Today, I am sharing a card, which a friend asked me to make.
I started by embossing the card base with the Elegant Frame embossing folder,
then I glued all the elements together and added them to the card.

The products I have used are:-
Tonic Round Window die - Cocktail
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles
Cuttlebug Alphabet & Numbers - Olivia
Crafter's Companion Embossalicious Embossing Folder - Elegant Frame
Presscut - Happy Birthday
Challenges entered:-
Hiding in my Craft Room - Super Scraps Saturday
The Crafter's Café - Embossing - Wet or Dry
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - Heidi's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Saturday, 9 December 2017

A Male Birthday Card

I have a few masculine birthday's coming up this month, so here is
the first one to share with you.

I love using these digi sentiments as the main focal point on the card, plus
they also come in very handy for male cards!
I used a black Promarker to edge the paper, and made the card candi
from the same sheet.
The products I have used are:-
Sizzix Thinlets - Speech Bubbles
Die-Namics - Pierced Rectangles
The Works - Driftwood paper pad
Home made Card Candi
Promarkers
Challenges entered:-
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Emerald City Crafts - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes
Digistamps4joy - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers - Always Anything Goes with Dies
Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Thursday, 7 December 2017

A Christmas Mail Box

Today, I am sharing a card I have made for my friend to give to her Mum.
I started by embossing the base card to give a bit of texture, plus
this folder looks a bit like baubles!
After colouring the mail box image with Promarkers and adding Stickles for
some sparkle, I placed the layers together and glued them straight onto the card.
Lastly, I added the sentiment layered on the ovals.
                                                        The products I have used are:-
Apple Blossom die - Snowflake Doily
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Circle Frames
Just Inklined Digi image - Christmas Mail Box
Craftwell A4 Embossing Folder - Regency
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles, Ovals and Scalloped Ovals
Promarkers
Sentiment - Computer generated

Challenges entered:-
Deep Ocean Challenge - Santa is Coming to Town
Cards in Envy - Jingle all the Way
Dream Valley Challenge - Christmas
Make my Monday Challenge - Happy Christmas/Happy Holidays
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Ike's World Challenge - Anything Goes + Victorian Christmas
Passion for Promarkers - Mega Christmas Challenge
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Christmas Scene
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Stinkin' Inkers Challenge - Theme is 'Celebrating the Holidays'

Today, I am sharing my design team card made for the Stinkin' Inkers Challenge.
The challenges are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month and run until
8 pm (EST)
the last Friday of the month
The challenge blog is all about FUN and FELLOWSHIP, but from time to time
there may be a little prize offered.

All the challenge details can be found HERE.

This month's theme is 'Celebrating the Holidays' and I have
made a Christmas card.
The products I have used are:-
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Circle Frames
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles
Circular Tree and Reindeer dies - Purchased from eBay
Art Impressions  - Merry Christmas
Hougie Board
Challenges entered:-
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - Christmas/Winter
Come and Get It Challenge  - Christmas
Dare 2B Artzy - Spirit of the Season
Dragonfly Dreams - Non-traditional Christmas
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Animal Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Christmas
AAA Cards - CAS Christmas

Thanks for visiting.
Janice x


Sunday, 3 December 2017

Christmas Tree Sparkle

Today I have a very quick, 'clean and simple' Christmas card to share,
which could be made in different colours.
Apologies for the poor quality photos.
The products I have used are:-
Christmas Embossing Folder - make unknown
Christmas Tree Die - purchased from eBay
Challenges entered:-
Aud Sentiments - Christmas + A Sentiment
Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Make my Monday Challenge - Happy Christmas/Happy Holidays
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Journeys - Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
AAA Cards - CAS Christmas

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Thursday, 30 November 2017

A Perfect Time to Craft #12 - Anything Goes

Today starts a new month-long challenge over at A Perfect Time to Craft
where the theme is 'Anything Goes'
Details for this challenge can be found HERE

Each month we have a different Sponsor.
Our Sponsor for this month is Ericraft
Ericraft Facebook group can be found HERE
Here is my design team card...
The products I have used are:-
Ericraft digi image 'Buzz'
Spellbinders - Labels 10
Stampin' Up - Word window punch
Woodware punch - Scalloped Oval
Promarkers
Hougie Board
Sentiment - Computer generated
Challenges entered:-
Crafty Creations Challenges - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesdays - Always Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting.
Janice x


Wednesday, 29 November 2017

A Thank You Card

Today's card, is one I've made for a someone who has been a great 
help and support to me over the last few weeks.
After embossing the base card with the cross-stitched square die,
I glued together the different layers of card and paper to
keep the design simple.
Lastly I added the tag and gems to finish.
The products I have used are:-
Lawn Fawn - Large Cross-Stitched Square Stackables
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Charmed, I'm Sure
Set of Ornate Square and Circle Dies - Purchased from eBay

Challenges entered:-
Always Fun Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge - Add a Sentiment
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes
Mari Ko Challenge - Thankful Hearts
Everybody-Art Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Sparkling Snowflakes

Today I am sharing a stepper Christmas card.
As always the mirri card is so difficult to photograph.
The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Pop-Ups - Gift of Happiness
Crafts Too Embossing Folder - Snowdrops
Presscut - Merry Christmas
Cuttlebug - Snowflakes
Snowflake dies - purchased from eBay
Challenges entered:-
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Christmas Challenge
November Rudolph Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Get Ready for Christmas
Less is More - Let it Shine

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x


Thursday, 23 November 2017

Thank You Card

Today I have a 'thank you' card to share, made for a friend who
was unable to go for afternoon tea with her daughter at the Waldorf Hotel in
London this week. She very kindly asked me to take her place, and we had a lovely time!
The products I have used are:-
Crafts-Too Embossing Folder - Butterfly Bouquet
Sizzix - Framelits 'Hello' set of stamps
Pebbles Inc - Pearlescent Chalks
Challenges entered:-
Pink and Main Challenges - Gratitude/Thanks
Sisterhood of Crafters - Give Thanks
The Rubber Buggy Challenge - Thanksgiving, Thank You, Blessed, Grateful
Shopping Our Stash - A Quick Thank You Card
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - Thanks/Thanksgiving

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Another Male Birthday Card...

Today, I am sharing the birthday card I have made for a very good friend who is
currently celebrating his 'big' birthday cruising in Asia!
The products I have used are:-
Crafter's Companion Embossalicious Folder - Gunmetal
Docrafts Xcut Nesting Dies - Star
Cuttlebug Alphabet/Numbers - Olivia
Stitched Banner - Purchased from eBay

Challenges entered:-
Cards in Envy - It's Only Paper Card Challenge
The Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes/with optional Thanks
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Add Texture
AAA Cards - Celebrate


Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Saturday, 18 November 2017

A Male Birthday Card

Here is the card I made for one of my nephews who
celebrates his birthday today.
For a change, I used the de-bossed side of the grey card and matted onto black card.
I then cut the tools in silver mirri and then red card for the handles.
Lastly, I added the sentiment and home made card candi.

The products I have used are:-
Tools die - purchased from eBay
Docrafts - Xcut Embossing Folder - Wicker
Craft Essentials Creative Dies - Happy Birthday
Home made card candi
Challenges entered:-
Warercooler Wednesday - Masculine "Anything Goes" 
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb - Masculine
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

'A Bit More Time to Craft' Challenge #56 - Anything Goes

Today, I am sharing my Design Team card made for
'A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge Blog' where the theme is always 'Anything Goes'
The challenges are held on the 1st and 15th of the month where the lucky 3/5 winners can
win their choice of 3 digi paper sets from the very talented Lozzy.
There are lots of fabulous sets to choose from which can be found HERE
and they print beautifully.

You can find all the challenge details HERE on the blog, if you would like to enter.

For my card this month, I thought I would print
one of the three purple designs in this set directly onto the card base.
Next, I used the bauble paper, printed it again directly onto card and cut and embossed
it using the Spellbinders square die.
I then added some Glamour Dust onto the baubles to give a little sparkle.

Lastly I die cut the frame and the sentiment, using purple and silver mirri card,
and added the diamante gems.
The products I have used:-
Lozzy's 'Pastel Christmas' Digi papers
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Squares and Lacy Squares
Yvonne Creations - Merry Christmas

Challenges entered:-
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Monochrome
Dragonfly Dreams - Winter
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Add a Sentiment

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x