Tuesday, 26 September 2017

'Less is More' Sketch Challenge and Design Team News

Today I can share my news that I have been selected to join the
Stinkin' Inkers design team.
I look forward to working alongside some very talented ladies,
designing a project every month for the blog's themed challenge.

So, now on to my card for today.
Over at 'Less is More', their challenge for this week is
a sketch challenge, using the sketch below.
Here is my card....
The items I have used are:-
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Daisies
(NBUS) Personal Impressions Flower Stamp (Wood mounted) - 604D
Stitched Banner die - purchased from eBay
Promarkers
Sentiment stamp - free gift with craft magazine
Misti
Challenges entered:-
Dream Valley Challenges - One for the Girls
Stamps and Fun - Homemade Flowers
Darnell NBUS Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Friday, 22 September 2017

A Male Monochrome Card

Today, I am sharing a card made to fit in with a few challenges
and for my 'spares box' .
After cutting the background trees, I snipped them to fit inside the frame, which is
made up of four frames glued together to give  some depth.
The deer I cut out from a tree scene die.

The items I have used are:-
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Square Frames
Memory Box - Resting Birds
The other two birds the same, I'm still to find the make of
Trees and deer dies purchased from eBay
Sentiment Stamp - free gift with craft magazine
Challenges entered:-
Watercooler Wednesday - Penny's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge
Cardz 4 Guyz - Nature
2 Crazy Critters - Anything Goes with a Critter
Creative Craft Cottage - For the Men/Boys
Die Cut Divas - Masculine/Men/Boys
Cute Card Thursday - Monochrome

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Birthday Balloons for a 2 year old!

Yesterday was the 2nd birthday of a gorgeous little boy, who just
happens to be a neighbour of mine!
I made him a balloon card which gave me the base
to include his name.
The products I have used are:-
Docrafts - Xcut Embossing Folder - Wicker
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles and Scalloped Circles
Cuttlebug Alphabet - Olivia
Presscut - Happy Birthday
Hand made card candi
Challenges entered:-
Lemon Shortbread  - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers - 4 of Something (Dies)
Crafty Calender - Kids/Babies
Crafty Friends Challenge - Use Dies/Punches

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x



Monday, 18 September 2017

Another 'Clean and Simple' Birthday Card

Today's card is one I have made for my 'spares' box.
I used the September challenge sketch over at
 Clair and Sharni Get Crafty! Facebook group for the design of my card.
'That' embossing folder which was so difficult to get hold of when it came out
a while ago, is the perfect shape for this sketch challenge.

I embossed the lower part of the folder in white, and cut away the waste above
the wavy line. I attached it to a piece of embossed aqua card which I embossed
with the Sizzix embossing folder and used my Crop-A-Dile Corner
Chomper to round the two corners.

I used the de-bossed sides of both embossed pieces of card, and glued
them to the base card.
Next I used 3D foam pads to attach the sentiment, and Nuvo drops to decorate.
A very easy and quick card to make.
I have used the following products:-
Embossing Folder - Free gift with craft magazine
One of the two Sizzix Embossing Folders - Lace Set 2
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles and Scalloped Circles

Challenges entered:-
Watercooler Wednesday - Gail's "All About Birthdays" Challenge
Glitter 'N' Sparkle - Embossing
Cards in Envy - Easy as 1, 2, 3 Card Challenge
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks form stopping by.
Janice x

A Card full of Hearts!

Today, I am sharing the anniversary card I made recently for my nephew and his wife.

I'd been having a sort through/tidy up of my craft room and came across these
small Cuttlebug embossing folders, which I hadn't used in ages....or should I say years!
The products I have used are:-
Docrafts - Xcut Embossing Folders - Hearts
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Squares and Scalloped Squares
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders - Decorative Hearts
Presscut - Happy Anniversary
Challenges entered:-
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers - 4 of Something
Monochrome Magic - Anything Goes Monochrome/with a Twist of Add Gems/Pearls
Scribbles Designs Challenge - Embossing - Wet or Dry
4 Crafty Chicks - Geometric
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + a Sentiment
Crafting with Dragonflies - Card for a Special Occasion

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Friday, 15 September 2017

'A Bit More Time to Craft' Challenge #52 - 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, where you can also
see the rest of the design team's lovely makes.
Why not enter the challenge yourself to be in with a chance of winning.
The products I have used are:-
Lozzy's 'Steam Punk Time' Digi Papers
Papermania Stamp Set - Chronology (Free with a craft magazine)
Docrafts - Xcut Dies - Chronology/Cogs
Die-Namics - Mini Tabs
Marianne Die - Cogs CR1324
Woodware Corner Punch
Misti

Challenges entered:-
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Oh Boy
Tuesday Throwdown - Happy Birthday
Unicorn Challenge - Birthday
Crafty Cardmakers - Monochrome
Dragonfly Dreams - Patterned Paper
heARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + a Stamp
CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x



Thursday, 14 September 2017

Less is More for Christmas

Over at 'Less is More', their challenge for this week is
'One Layer Card' - Colouring In

A difficult one for me, as I do like adding layers and die cuts to my cards, even when
I am making a 'Clean and Simple' one, but I thought it would be good to test myself!
I decided to make a Christmas card to add to my box, using just a digi image, a 
sentiment, Promarkers and a die to emboss with.

For a long while now, I have been admiring the cards Pauline of
'Crafting with Cotnob' makes and she recently very kindly posted instructions of how to
create a card digitally in Word, details which can be found HERE.
They are very easy to understand and helped me with my card,
so thank you very much Pauline!

The products I have used are:-
DigiStamp Boutique digi image and sentiment - Arctic Fun Set 2
Lawn Fawn - Large Cross Stitched Square Stackables
Promarkers
Challenges entered:-
Less is More Challenge - OLC Colouring In
Christmas with Cuties - Cutie Couples
AAA Cards - CAS/Creatures Great or Small
Addicted to Stamps - Christmas

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Happy 75th Birthday!

Today's card is one I made for my card-making friend who celebrated
her 75th birthday on Monday.
She loves gardening, so I thought this decoupage was perfect for her.
I started by scoring lines on the lower half of the card to add some texture,
embossed a strip of co-ordinating coloured card for the centre, and added
some peel-off borders to decorate the edge.
I mat and layered the decoupage picture, created the sentiment on the computer,
then added a little bit of bling to the oval card.

The products I have used are:-
La Pashe decoupage - Bloomin' Lovely
Couture Creations A4 Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots
Spellbinders Nestabilities- Ovals and Scalloped Ovals
Hougie Board
Promarkers
Sentiment is computer generated.
Challenges entered:-
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges - Create a Scene

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Monday, 11 September 2017

Happy Birthday!

Today's card is one I made for a friend who celebrated her birthday yesterday.
I seem to be on a bit of a run of  'Clean and Simple' cards at the moment.
A die cut, some mat and layering and a sentiment...very CAS!
The products I have used are:
Frame die - purchased from eBay
Presscut - Happy Birthday
Challenges entered:-
Pixies Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Naughty or Nice Challenge - Framed
Mix it Up Challenge - Anything Goes + optional twist of Inlaid Die Cut
Scrapbook and Cardmaking - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge - To use Die Cuts/Punches

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Saturday, 9 September 2017

A 'Clean and Simple' Flower Card

Today I am sharing a birthday card I made to enter into
The Flower Challenge for this month, with
the theme of 'Tic-Tac-Toe' board.

                         Here is the board, I have chosen.                          
Sentiment/CAS/Colour (Blue)

I am embarrassed to say that this the first time I have used the embossing folder
since buying it in April at the Alexandra Palace craft show.
It embosses beautifully. I paper-pieced the flowers and leaves.

The products I have used are:-
Creative Expressions Embossing Folder - Jasmine Frame
Memory Box - Cecilia Outline
Promarkers
Sentiment - free with craft magazine
Challenges entered:-
The Flower Challenge - 'Tic-Tac-Toe' (Sentiment/CAS/Colour-Blue)
Watercooler Wednesday - Feminine Anything Goes
As You Like It - Flora or Fauna (I love anything flowery)
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes + a Sentiment
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Embossing
Craft Rocket Challenge - Something beginning with 'F'
Everybody Art Challenge - Clean and Simple

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Happy Anniversary

Today's card is one I made for some good friends for their wedding anniversary.
It's the first time I have used the 'Cut and Emboss' heart folder, I love the detail on it.
The products I have used are:-
Docrafts - Xcut Cut and Emboss Folder - Hearts
Crafter's Companion - Sara Signature Love and Romance Embossing Folder - Heart Trellis
Avery Elle Stamps - Sentimental
Stampin' Up - Word Window Punch
Challenges entered:-
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Double D Challenges - Glitter, Glitter, Glitter
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Goes with die cuts and/or embossing
Everybody Art Challenge - Clean and Simple
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

A 'Clean and Simple' Christmas Card

Today I have a 'Clean and Simple' Christmas card to share with you,
using the challenge sketch below.
The products I have used are:-
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Snowflake
Snowflake dies - purchased from eBay
Challenges entered:-
Christmas Card Challenges - Inspirational Photo/Colourful Glass Ornaments
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Goes
2 Sisters on the Blog - Bingo Board (Die/Red/Sentiment)

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Sunday, 3 September 2017

A Card for a Golfer

Today, I am sharing a 70th birthday card a friend asked me to
make for one of her friends.
She requested for it to include if possible, either his local football team colours,
anything to do with golf or an allotment. 
Enough there for me to choose from, and this is what I came up with.
As I didn't have any suitable backing paper in my stash, I printed the
green backing paper from the Kanban CD-ROM.
After die-cutting the image and the sentiment, I glued them to
green card and carefully cut around each one to give them a narrow frame.
Using the debossed side from the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder gives
a good texture for the golf balls.

The items I have used are:-
DigiStamp Boutique - Golf Alf and Milestone WordArt
Spellbinders Labels 18
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders - Tiny Bubbles
Couture Creations A4 Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots
Promarkers
Hobbycraft - Wooden Letters and Circle Punch
Kanban CD-Rom - Male Backgrounds
Challenges entered:-
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Scrappers Delight Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafters CafĂ© - Boys will be Boys
Die Cut Divas - Masculine/Men/Boys
Crafty Friends - Birthdays
Love to Craft - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Friday, 1 September 2017

Making Memories Crafting Challenge #9 - Anything Goes/Use the Colour Board

Today, sees the start of another challenge over at
Making Memories Challenge


The challenges are held on the 1st Friday of every month,
all the challenge details on the blog HERE

This month's challenge is Anything Goes/Use the Colour Board
Our sponsor this month is:-
Di's Digi Downloads - Prize $12 voucher
My design team card is one I made for my niece, who celebrated her birthday this week.
The products I have used are:-
Lace Pocket die - eBay
Spellbinders Borderabilities - A2 Scalloped Borders One
Stampin' Up - Word Window Punch
Flower stamp - Free gift with craft magazine
Promarkers

Challenges entered:-
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes
Star Stampz - 2 or More Die Cuts
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes/Optional Topper - Ocean Colours-Blue,
Green and or Aqua
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Cards and More - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Use a Stamp or Digi Image
Little Miss Muffet Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Thursday, 31 August 2017

A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge #08 - 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
Our sponsor this month is SheepSki Designs
I made this card for my god-daughter who celebrated her birthday recently.
I used my Promarkers to colour the image, adding Glamour Dust to give a bit of sparkle.
The products I have used are:-
Die-Namics - Pierced Rectangles
Crafter's Companion/Beatrix Potter Embossing Folder - Female 1
Presscut - Happy Birthday
Promarkers
Challenges entered:-
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
Star Stampz - 2 or More Die Cuts

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

A 'Clean and Simple' Anniversary Card and some Design Team News

Today I can share my news that I have been asked to join the
I am really looking forward to having the opportunity to work alongside some 
very talented ladies, designing a project each month for their 'Anything Goes' challenge.

We have some great companies sponsoring the challenges, with the
opportunity to win some fabulous prizes.
Winners and Top 3 badges will be available to display on your blogs.

The challenges are held on the 1st of every month, so please come back
on Friday for the challenge details and to see what I have made.

Onto my card for today. Yesterday, my nephew and his wife celebrated
their 4th wedding anniversary, and this is the card I made for them.
I cut the heart die twice in pink card and glued them
together to give some depth.

The products I have used are:-
Docrafts - Xcut Embossing Folders - Hearts
Presscut - Happy Anniversary
Heart - purchased from eBay
Crafts-Too Punch - Small Heart
Challenges entered:-
Come and Get It Challenge - 2 or More Different Embellishments
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
In the Pink - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Monday, 28 August 2017

Christmas in August

Today, I am sharing another 'Clean and Simple' Christmas card,
which is going towards my collection ready for December.
The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Deckled Rectangles
Snowman - purchased from eBay
Crafts-Too Embossing Folder - Snowdrops
Hand made card candi
Challenges entered:-
ABC Christmas - P Q and R for People, Quick and or Red
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Goes/Optional theme - Use something Old
Winter Wonderland - Embossing -Wet or Dry
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
HLS August Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - Poinsettia
Christmas Card Throwdown - Embossed Impressions

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Friday, 25 August 2017

Hello Sunshine

This week's challenge at Less is More is 'Perfect Holiday'
I used the August challenge sketch over at
 Clair and Sharni Get Crafty! Facebook group for the design of my card.

A perfect holiday for me would always include some sunshine amongst a list of other things!
I used some double sided pearlised card to give the sunshine colour to my card, and
I pierced the border of the rectangle card using one of the four stitched border dies from Lawn Fawn.
The products I have used are:-
Lawn Fawn - Spring Showers and Stitched Borders
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles and Scalloped Circles
My Favourite Things/Die-Namics - Hello There

Challenges entered:-
Less is More - Perfect Holiday
Scrapy Land - Anything with a Die
Words 2 Craft By - Vacation
Make my Monday - Lazy Days of Summer
Crafty Gals Corner - Punches and/or Dies

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x


Thursday, 24 August 2017

A Quick Christmas Card

Today I have a Christmas card to share with you, which was very quick to make.
After embossing the base card with the snowdrops embossing folder,
I glued the silver mirri bauble die cut directly onto the card, added a few gems
and the peel-off greeting.
This design will be ideal for batch making in a variety of colours, (card base and baubles)
 and will be good for posting as it is flat.
The products I have used are:-
Crafts-Too Embossing Folder - Snowdrops
Bauble die - eBay

Challenges entered:-
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge - P Q and R for People, Quick and or Red (Q for Quick)
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge - Christmas in Summer

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x