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

Saturday, 11 November 2017

A 'Clean and Simple Christmas' Card

Today, I have a 'Clean and Simple' Christmas card to share with you,
which was fairly quickly put together and one I have made flat for posting.
The products I have used are:-
Unbranded embossing folder - A possible craft magazine free gift?
JOY die - purchased from eBay
Dovecraft Decorative Chalks
Challenges entered:-
Craft Rocket Challenge - Christmas is Coming
Cute Card Thursday - Sparkles
Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Die Cut/Free/Leaf
Daisy Chain Challenge - Christmas/Winter
Do-Al(l) Kreatives - Christmastime
Crafting by Designs - Winter Sparkle
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Let the Sparkle Fly
The Holly and Ivy Challenge - Anything Goes
As You Like It - Christmas or Non Christmas and Why...
...because I really need to get a move on with making my cards for this year!

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Stinkin' Inkers Challenge - Theme is 'Thankful'

Today, the card I am sharing is my first one made for the
Stinkin' Inkers design team.
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 'Thankful' and here is my design team card.
I used pearlescent card for the embossed panel, placing diamante
gems into the centres of the flowers.
I die cut the sentiment in navy and mirror card, adhering them together,
slightly off setting them.
Next I stamped the sentiment, die-cut it using one of the tags, and then glued to a
piece of navy card cutting around the tag to form a frame.
Lastly, I added the punched flower and leaves and diamante gems.

The products I have used are:-
Embossing folder - purchased from eBay
Avery Elle - Sentimental die set and stamp set
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Charmed, I'm sure
Tonic punch - Small daisy
Leaves die - purchased from eBay
Challenges entered:-
Crafty Cardmakers - Thankful
Dream Valley Challenges - Add a Sentiment
Simon Says - Thanks/Thanksgiving
Dragonfly Journeys - Attitude of Gratitude
International Art and Soul - Add a Charm or Tag
Cut it Up - Thank You Cards
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x


Sunday, 5 November 2017

A 'Clean and Simple' Birthday Card

Today's make is a quick, clean and simple birthday card,
which I have made flat for posting.
I started by embossing the base card with the Lawn Fawn die to make a frame.
After cutting the Flower Heart die in silver mirror card, I glued some yellow card
behind the flowers, cut around the silver edge, then coloured the flowers with Promarkers.

Next I glued a piece of green de-bossed Swiss Dots card behind the banner,
then glued it onto the base card.
Added the sentiment and some diamantes to the frame.

The products I have used are:-
Lawn Fawn - Large Cross-Stitched Square Stackables
Flower Heart die - purchased from eBay
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots
Promarkers
Challenges entered:-
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - Gail's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge
That's Crafty Challenge - Forever Floral
Aud Sentiments - Bingo + A Sentiment (Flowers/Yellow/Die Cuts)
Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

A Perfect Time to Craft #10 - 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.
This month our Sponsor is Morgan's Artworld

The prizes are as follows:-
1st prize - 3 images
2nd prize - 1 image
3rd prize- 1 image

Please support our wonderful sponsor and visit her shops...

Morgan's Art World Images can be found HERE
Morgan's Art World Digi Stamp Shop can be found HERE
Morgan's Non fiction and colouring books can be found HERE
Morgan's Colouring book can be found HERE
Morgan's Art World Facebook Page can be found HERE

Here is my design team card...
The products I have used are:-
Morgan's Artworld Digi - Flower 5
Spellbinders Labels Twenty Eight
Crafter's Companion 'Textures' Embossing Folder - Distress
Promarkers
Challenges entered:-
CAS on a Friday - Flowers
Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Galz - Favourite Flower
(Poppies - For Remembrance)
Little Miss Muffet Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Autumn Colours

Today's card is one I made for the Brown Sugar challenge which this month's theme is
Brown, Orange and Green.
I started by embossing a piece of card with the Spellbinders 3D embossing folder.
I then cut the top part into a square, used a blending brush and
Carved Pumpkin Distress Ink to colour the embossed card.
I mat and layered this onto brown card and then gold mirror card, stamped the
sentiment in brown ink and die cut with label dies.

The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Labels One
Spellbinders 3D Embossing Folder - Ornate Labels One
Ranger Distress Ink - Carved Pumpkin
Lili of the Valley Stamps - Small General Greetings

Challenges entered:-
Brown Sugar - Brown, Orange and Green
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life - Die Cuts
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Autumn Colours
Words 2 Craft By - Autumn
Creative Craft Cottage - Use a Sentiment
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Friday, 27 October 2017

Sparkly Christmas Baubles

Today's card is one I made using the 'paper piecing' technique.
I used small pieces of adhesive glitter sheets for the baubles.
Unfortunately, it's been a wet, grey day here, so the photos do not show the
shine of the mirror card and sparkle of the baubles very well.
It does look much better in real life! 
I love the sentiment die which I first saw HERE on Pam's blog.
Pam's cards are just stunning, and I must say that blog following can
definitely be bad for my purse!

The items I have used are:-
Docrafts Xcut Embossing Folder - Oak Frame
Baubles Die - Purchased from eBay
Yvonne Creations - Merry Christmas
Xcut - Adhesive Glitter Sheets
Challenges entered:-
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Christmas
HLS October Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - Silhouette
HLS October - Anything Goes with Dies
Crafting by Designs - Get Ready for Christmas
Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

A Vase of Flowers

Today's card is one I have made for my spares box.
I love using the digi stamps over at DigiStamp Boutique, this is one
I bought in their recent sale.
I was thrilled to find that I had won a £15 voucher to spend in their on-line store,
after entering one of my cards into their September customer competition.
I will certainly enjoy spending my prize!
The items I have used are:-
Die-Namics - Pierced Rectangles
Honeycomb die - Purchased from ebay
Promarkers
Scor-Buddy
Challenges entered:-
Digi Choosday Challenge - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
The Flower Challenge - Use your Favourite Flower
(If I were lucky enough to be drawn as a winner, I would choose a
£10 voucher from 'Dies to Die For')
I do not own the Concord & 9th 'Flower Turnabout' stamp set

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Monday, 23 October 2017

A Masculine Birthday Card

Today's card I am sharing is part of an order I am making for a friend, and one I
wanted to enter into this week's challenge at Watercooler Wednesday, which closes today.
The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles and Inverted Scalloped Circles
Papers - Docrafts Papermania/Heritage Press
Presscut - Happy Birthday
Hand made Card Candi
Challenges entered:-
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Heidi's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes / Optional Twist Masculine Card
Dragonfly Dreams - Fully Loaded
A Gem of a Challenge - Spots and/or Stripes OR Halloween
Crafting with Dragonflies - Designer Paper plus sentiment only
Hiding in my Craft Room - Lots of Layers

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Saturday, 21 October 2017

A 'Clean and Simple' Christmas Card...

Today I have another Christmas card to share with you, this time a CAS card
using the Spellbinders Poinsettia die.
The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Layered Poinsettia
Lawn Fawn - Large Cross-Stitched Square Stackables
Woodware Punch - Blink
Sentiment - Free with Craft Magazine
Misti
Glamour Dust
Challenges entered:-
Emerald City Crafts Challenge - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Flowers
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x
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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Gilded Christmas Trees

Today I am sharing another Christmas card, this time using gilding flakes.
I started by die cutting the three trees using card that I had covered with gilding flakes.
Next I glued the trees onto the black punched tags, which I then mounted onto gold
mirror card using 3D foam pads and carefully cut around to make a frame.
Lastly I added the ribbon and dotted the tags with a gold metallic pen.

The Products I have used are:-
Indiogo Blu Gilding Flakes - Yorkshire Dales
Fiskars Tag Punch
Tattered Lace Mini Die - Seasons Greetings
Set of 3 Christmas Tree Dies - Purchased from eBay
EK Success Punch - Tiny Circle
Hougie Board
Challenges entered:-
ABC Christmas Challenge - U is for Unlimited/V is for Vibrant
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Paru's Card Making Challenge - A Touch of Gold
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

A Masculine DIY Card

Today's card is a decoupaged one made for a DIY male.
I coloured the embossed white card using an Inkylicious blending brush
and blue distress ink. Mat and layered both this and the decoupage
with navy blue and mirror card.

The products I have used are:-
Crafts-Too Embossing Folder - Tools
Docrafts - Anita's Foiled Decoupage
Ranger's Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
Home made Card Candi

Challenges entered:-
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes / Optional Twist Masculine Card
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - One for the Boys

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Sunday, 15 October 2017

'A Bit More Time to Craft' Challenge #54 - 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 'On it's Way' Digi Papers
Lawn Fawn - Large Cross-Stitched Square Stackables
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Squares
Image is from a Lili of the Valley Artpad

Challenges entered:-
Craft Rocket Challenge - Birthday or Pretty Pinks
Watercooler Wednesday - All about Birthdays
Allsorts - Think Pink
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Friday, 13 October 2017

A Masculine Birthday Card

Today I am sharing a quick masculine card.
As always, apologies for the poor photography of the mirror card!
The products I have used are:-
Creative Expressions - Happy Birthday
Home made Card Candi
Challenges entered :-
Aud Sentiments - Use a Die Cut + A Sentiment
Scrapy Land - Always Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - One for the Boys
Ooh La La Challenge - Use die Cuts
The Crafter's Cafe - Use Die Cuts and/or Punches

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

A Christmas Tree Message

Today's card is another Christmas one made for my box.
I used traditional colours this time, although the red backing paper doesn't
look so in the photo!
I used the October challenge sketch over at
 Clair and Sharni Get Crafty! Facebook group for the design of my card.
Unfortunately, I embossed the die-cut rectangle using the wrong side of the
embossing folder, so it's the de-bossed side showing, what's known
as a 'happy accident' I think?

The products I have used are:-
Sizzix - Photo Corners #2
Die-Namics - Pierced Rectangles
Crafts Too Embossing Folder - Snowdrops
Christmas Tree and Banner dies purchased from eBay
Home made Card Candi

Challenges I have entered:-
Always Fun Challenges  - Lots of Layers
Christmas Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Jingle Belles - Embossing around the Christmas Tree
Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting.
Janice x



Sunday, 8 October 2017

Information re the 'Making Memories Crafting' Challenge Blog

Hi everyone, I just wanted to make you aware as quickly as possible that the
'Making Memories Crafting' Challenge Blog has disappeared from the internet completely.
 This has happened without any notice or reason given to any of the design team.

My post on Friday gave the details of this month's challenge, but I wanted to let you know 
as soon as possible, in case you had already entered a project or were thinking of doing so.

I cannot understand why the blog and challenge owner did not at the very least advise her
team, but it appears she has removed herself from Facebook and deleted her
email address, so it remains a mystery to us all as we cannot contact her.

Apologies to everyone from the design team.

Thanks for reading.
Janice x





A Female 60th Birthday Card

Today's card was an order I received from a friend.
She asked if I could make either a Gin or Prosecco themed 60th birthday card
for her friend, and this is what I came up with.
The items I have used are:-
Creative Expressions Embossing Folder - Lace
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Rectangles and Scalloped Rectangles
DigiStamp Boutique - Milestone WordArt
Craft Stash - Alphabet/Number Die
Free image found on the internet
Challenges entered:-
Aud Sentiments - Use a Die Cut + A Sentiment
Crafting by Designs - October Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Use Your Dies
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Challenge - Birthday or Pretty Pinks

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Friday, 6 October 2017

Making Memories Crafting Challenge #10 - Autumn/Halloween - Anything Goes

Update 8th October 2017
It appears that the Making Memories Crafting blog has been removed without any explanation, therefore there will
be no further challenges.
Apologies to those who have entered their projects already.
For further information, please see my post of the 8th October 2017

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


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

Here is my design team card.
The challenges are held on the 1st Friday of every month, all the challenge details
on the blog HERE
This month's challenge is Autumn/Halloween - Anything Goes
Our sponsor this month is:-
QKR Stampede - Prize 3 Digi's
The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Deckled Rectangles
Sizzix - Framelits 'Hello' set of dies
Sentiment is computer generated
Challenges entered:-
Dare 2B Artzy - Fall Colours
Die Cut Divas - Autumn Mood Board
Double D Challenges - Fright Night/Mood Board
Dragonfly Journeys - Pumpkin Spice

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x