Wednesday, 16 August 2017

A 'Clean and Simple' Birthday Card

Today I am sharing a 'Clean and Simple' card made for my 'crafting' friend Michelle,
who celebrated her birthday on Monday.

I started by embossing the cross-stitched label die directly onto the card base.
Next I added the poppy die first cut in green card, then in red for the flowers.
Lastly, I stamped the sentiment using the Misti, then finally added a
couple of sequins and some Nuvo drops.

The products I have used are:-
Inkylicious Twinchies stamp - Happy Birthday
Unbranded dies from eBay
Challenges entered:-
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Paperminutes - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Try it on a Tuesday - In My Garden
Ooh La la Creations - Flowers
Simply Create Too - Use Flowers
Crafting with Dragonflies - Embossing - Wet or Dry

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

'A Bit More Time to Craft' Challenge #50 - Anything Goes

Today, I am sharing my Design Team card made for the
'A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge Blog' where the theme is always 'Anything Goes'

This card was made for my good friend and next door neighbour Ange,
whois a fabulous cook and celebrates her birthday today.
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 'Scratch' Digi Papers
Digi image (free) from 'Imag-e-nation' online craft shop - No longer available
Spellbinders Labels 28
Sentiment - Computer generated
Challenges entered:-
Colouring in Scrapland - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - Name and/or Number
Star in my Pocket - Hand Coloured Image
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Friday, 11 August 2017

A Very 'Clean and Simple' Card!

Today, I am sharing a quick masculine birthday card, which I think is very
'Clean and Simple' and an idea I found on Pinterest.
Firstly, I die-cut the wavy die in blue card, glued it to the base card, and then using
various snippets of blue patterned paper, I cut them and paper-pieced into the blue frame.
Finally, I stamped the sentiment using my Misti, and added a few sequins.
The products I have used are:-
Wavy die - Unbranded from eBay
Inkylicious 'Twinchie' Stamp - Happy Birthday

Challenges entered:-
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge - Add some Stamping
Addicted to Stamps and More - Clean and Simple
Watercooler Wednesday - All about Birthdays
Stinkin' Inkers - Guy Talk
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Happy Birthday 'Mum'

Today's card I made for one of my friends to give to her Mum.
Joan is now in her 80's, and used to be a card maker herself. She
stopped making them a couple of years ago, but still loves to receive hand
crafted cards.
After die cutting the white panel with the stitched rectangle die and the corner die,
I attached it to the blue panel using 3D foam strips to give it some depth.

The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Fancy Framed Tags Two
Couture Creations A4 Embossing Folder - Tied Together
Die-Namics - Pierced Rectangles
Flower and Corner dies - Unbranded from eBay
Birthday sentiment stamp - Free gift with Craft magazine
Mum - Computer generated
Challenges entered:-
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Daisy Chain Challenges - Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas - Anything Goes
Kreativeinkauf Challenge - Punches/Dies
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Use Die Cuts
A Gem of a Challenge - Birthday Wishes
Craft-Dee BowZ - Always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Monday, 7 August 2017

Birthday Wishes

Today, I am sharing a card I have made for my 'spares' box.
The green pearlised card is a lot lighter in real life.
It was a fairly quick card to make. I die-cut the fancy frame in pearlised card, and glued
it to a rectangle of silver glitter card which I bought from The Works.
It's lovely card to use and I am pleased to say there was no loose glitter!

Next I cut the oval in the glitter card and the intricate oval in the pearlised card.
I glued them together and placed them on 3D foam pads to raise them up a bit.

Lastly, I die-cut a stitched banner in the glitter card, cut around it free hand
after glueing it to the green card. Added the greeting and some diamante gems. 
The dies are unbranded, which I purchased from eBay.

Challenges entered:-
Cardz 4 Galz - Pretty Pastels
Craftaholics R Us - Die Cuts
Watercooler Wednesday - Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Friday, 4 August 2017

Making Memories Crafting Challenge #8 - Anything Goes/One for the Girls or Ladies

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
Today, you can see Design Team A's fabulous projects for the challenge,then come back
again on the 15th of the month to see Design Team B's.
Why not enter the challenge yourself to be in with a chance of winning.
This month's challenge is Anything Goes/Anything but Square

Our sponsor this month is:-
Digistamps4Joy - Prize $10 gift voucher
Here is my card I made for the design team:-
The products I have used are:-
Digistamps4Joy - Day Lily
Lawn Fawn - Large Cross-Stitched Square Stackables
Spellbinders Labels Fifteen
Leanne Creatif Embossing Folder - Little Flowers

Challenges entered:-
Less is More - Pierce your Project
Aud Sentiments Challenge - No Sentiment on Front of Project
Southern Girls - Flower Power
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - Monochrome

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Cherries for a Birthday

Today I am sharing a CAS birthday card I made for my niece.
She loves cherries and every year I try to make her a card with them on
in one form or another!

The products I have used are:-
Die-Namics - Peek-a-Boo Window
An old un-named wooden block cherry stamp
Papermania Happy Birthday Sentiment - Free with craft magazine
Glossy Accents on the cherries

Challenges entered:-
Less is More - Pierce Your Project
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - Image of something sweet (Candy, Cake etc)

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x