Monday, 31 December 2018

Birthday Card for my Nephew

Today, I am sharing the last of the birthday cards made for my
nephews born in November and December.
This particular nephew supports West Ham United football team,
so I used their home colours of claret and blue (for my UK followers).
The products I have used are:-
 Christina Griffiths Card Making Magic Embossing Folder - Happy Birthday
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles
Computer generated sentiment 
Challenges entered:-
CAS-ual Fridays - Dry Embossing
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
The Male Room - The Colour Blue
TTCRD - Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today, and I would like to take this opportunity of  wishing
all my blog followers and crafting friends, a very Happy New Year.

Janice x


Friday, 28 December 2018

My Time to Craft #387 - 'Something New'

Today starts a new challenge over at My Time to Craft
where the theme this fortnight is
'Something New'

All the details can be found HERE

Here is my design team card...
The products I have used are:-
My Favourite Things - Hello There
Cuytlebug - Olivia Alphabet and Numbers
Stitched Squares - Brand Unknown
Challenges entered:-
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Guyz - New Year/New Beginnings
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Celebrate
Ike's World - Anything Goes/Christmas Time
{PIN}spirational Challenges - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x


Monday, 24 December 2018

Merry Christmas

Wishing all my followers and crafting friends,
a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog posts,
I really appreciate it.
The products I have used are:-
Docrafts Xcut Tri-Boss Embossing Folder - Strictly Christmas/Winter Frame
Card Deco - Merry Christmas

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Friday, 21 December 2018

Alphabet Challenge - 'T is for Trees'

Today, a new challenge starts at Alphabet Challenge
where the theme for this fortnight is 'T is for Trees’
The details of the challenge can be found HERE
Here is my design team card...
The products I have used are:-
Apple Blossom Embossing Folder - Winter Snow
Christmas Tree - Brand unknown
Challenges entered:-
ABC Christmas Challenge - Y is for 'Your Favourite Thing/Z is for Zero Embellishments'
(My favourite things are embossing folders)
Double D Challenges - Let it Snow
Ellibelle's Creative Moments - Snowflakes, Snowmen or a Winter Wonderland
Little Red Wagon - All Things Christmas
Mod Squad Challenge - Christmas or Winter - Use a Die
The Paper Shelter Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - Create a Winter Scene
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Poinsettia Christmas Card

I have reached the end of my Christmas card-making for this year,
and thought I would share one with you today, made with just two dies and
a scoring board. I found the idea on Pinterest.
Creative Expressions - Paper Cuts Poinsettia Edger
Yvonne Creations - Merry Christmas
Hougie Board
Challenges entered:-
Make My Monday - CAS Christmas
Use Your Stuff - Christmas/Holidays
Card Mania - Christmas
Crafters Café - Use Glitter and/or Christmas
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes/Option of Christmas with Snowflakes
Die Cut Divas - Winter or Winter Holidays
Crafty Cardmakers - Christmas

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Monday, 17 December 2018

70th Birthday Card

Today's card is one I've made for my cousin's wife who
celebrates her 70th birthday later this week.
The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Labels 22
DigiStamp Boutique - Milestone Birthdays
Whimsy - Corner Die Set
Woodware Daisy and Fern punches
Challenges entered:-
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
The Happy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Saturday, 15 December 2018

A Bit More Time to Craft #82

A new challenge starts today at 'A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge Blog'
where the theme is always 'Anything Goes'
Details of the challenge can be found HERE

Here is my design team card...

I placed a piece of gold glitter card behind the tree, matted it onto gold
mirror card, then added coloured pearls to finish.

The products I have used are:-
Lozzy's digi papers - Vintage Christmas
Christmas tree die - Brand unknown
Challenges entered:-
Moving Along with the Times - Anything Christmas
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Christmas Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Christmas
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions
Cards in Envy - The Spirit of Christmas
Crafty Cardmakers - Christmas
Crafty Calender - It's Christmas Time
Through the Purple Haze - Tis the Season

Thank you for visiting today.

Janice x



Friday, 14 December 2018

My Time to Craft #386 - More Than One Fold/No Easel Cards

Today starts a new challenge over at My Time to Craft
where the theme this fortnight is
'More Than One Fold - No Easel Cards'

All the details can be found HERE

Here is my design team card...
I came across some Christmas peel-offs,
which I bought when I first started card making, many years ago.
I thought they would be perfect on this stepper card
along with the tree die.

The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Pop-Ups - Gift of Happiness
Christmas Tree die - Brand unknown
Challenges entered:-
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Christmas Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - Cute Christmas
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Theme - Christmas
Shopping Our Stash - Tis the Season
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Crafting by Designs - Holiday Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x


Monday, 10 December 2018

Masculine Birthday

A masculine birthday card today, I made for a friend.
I used black fun foam to cut the word 'Happy'.
The products I have used are:-
Sizzix Embossing Folder - Notebook Covers
Happy Little Stampers - Everyday Sentiments
Creative Expressions Mini Expressions Die - Happy
Challenges entered:-
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
HLS - Anything Goes with Dies
Creative Fingers - Always Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes


Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Friday, 7 December 2018

Winterwonderland Christmas Challenge - 'Anything Goes'

The last challenge of the year starts today at Winter Wonderland



Our sponsor is Doctor Digi House of Stamps and the theme is
'Anything Goes'

Full details of the challenge can be found HERE

Here is my design team card...
The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Mega Nestabilities - Curved Rectangles
Leanne Creatief Embossing Folder - Christmas Branches
Stampin' Up Word Window Punch
Woodware Scalloped Oval Punch
Promarkers
Challenges entered:-
Crafting by Designs - Holidays Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Christmas Goes
Cute N' Crafty Christmas - Christmas/Winter
I Love Promarkers Challenge - Anything Goes/Option of Christmas
Scrapyland - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes - Theme Christmas
Ike's World - Anything Goes/Christmastime
Moo-Mania - Trees

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

A 'Clean and Simple' Christmas Card

It really doesn't get more Clean and Simple than this...one embossing folder used
directly onto
the card base, one sentiment die and a couple of silver nail heads!
For today's card, I have used the December challenge over at
Clair and Sharni Get Crafty! Facebook Group, where the theme is 'Christmas'

A perfect card to produce on the quick, in numbers and flat for posting.
I die cut the sentiment in pearlized blue card as well, but doesn't show 
so well in the poor winter light.
The products I have used are:-
Crafts-Too Embossing Folder - Snowflake Banner
Merry Christmas - Brand unknown

Challenges entered:-
Cards in Envy - The Spirit of Christmas
The Paper Girls Challenge - Die Cuts
Dare 2B Artzy - Winter
Archi-Scraps - Anything Christmas
Card Mania - Christmas
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Anything Goes
Country View Challenge - Christmas
AAA Cards - Mostly White

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Monday, 3 December 2018

New Baby Card

Today, I am sharing a new baby card made for friends who recently welcomed
their baby son Roy into the world.
The products I have used are:-
Docrafts - Xcut Embossing Folder - Hearts
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Squares and Scalloped Squares
Clearly Besotted Stamps - Congrats
Teddy Bear - Brand unknown 
Challenges entered:-
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge - Anything Goes with a Critter
Mix it Up Challenge - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - No Stamping
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Friday, 30 November 2018

My Time to Craft Challenge #385 - CAS - One Layer Only

Today starts a new challenge over at My Time to Craft
where the theme this fortnight is 'CAS - One Layer Only'
All the details can be found HERE

Here is my design team card, apologies for the quality of the photo.
Our daylight has been very poor this week. I used Stickles on the snow 
and the rooftops but unfortunately it doesn't show in the photo.
I struggle making one layer cards, as I do love layers on my cards.
 I also love using my embossing folders, so with one of the first folders I ever
purchased many moons ago, this was a quick and easy card to make. 
I added the sentiment and the glitter glue - job done!

The products I have used are:-
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Winter House
Hobbycraft stamp - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Challenges entered:-
Crafting by Designs - Get Ready for Christmas
Less is More - OLC Holiday
That's Crafty Challenge - WinterWonderland
Try it on a Tuesday - Winter Wonderland
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - Christmas/Winter

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Janice x



Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Male Birthday Card

Today, I am sharing a birthday card made for a good friend who
celebrated his birthday last week.
I die cut the sentiment in black card and also silver mirror card to give
the sentiment a silver edge.
I also cut a silver mirror mat by hand, for the grey label die, before
glueing to the larger black label.

The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Labels 3
Docrafts - Xcut Embossing Folder - Wicker
Penny Black die - Happy Birthday
Home made card candi
Challenges entered:-
Incy Wincy Designs - Square Cards
Seize the Birthday - Birthday Theme/Option of Tags
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes/Option - Layer it Up
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Monday, 26 November 2018

New Baby Card

Today's card is one a friend asked me to make for
one of his work colleagues.
The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities -Rectangles and Scalloped Rectangles
Lawn Fawn - Scallop Borders
Couture Creations A4 Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Set - It's a Girl
Cuttlebug 3"x3" die - Baby #2
Sentiment is computer generated
Challenges entered:-
Crafty Friends Challenge - Use Gemstones or Pearls
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Embossing
4 Crafty Chicks - Congratulations
Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Friday, 23 November 2018

Alphabet Challenge - 'R is for Reindeer'

Today, a new challenge starts at Alphabet Challenge
where the theme for this fortnight is 'R is for Reindeer’

The details of the challenge can be found HERE
Here is my design team card...
The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Labels
Die'sire - Elegant Reindeer
Apple Blossom All Occasion Embossing Folder - Merry Christmas
Challenges entered:-
Animal Friends Challenge - Winter
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Christmas is Coming
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes
Scribbles Designs - Reindeer Games
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Embossing/Either Heat or Dry
Aud Sentiments - Christmas or Winter Sentiment
Craft Rocket - Christmas is Coming
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Female Birthday Card

A friend recently asked if I could quickly make her a 'line-dancing' card for her
friend's 70th birthday. I found this free boot and hats frame on the internet
and added a few punched flowers and the sentiment.
The products I have used are:-
Digi Stamp Boutique -
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Rectangles and Scalloped Rectangles
Docrafts - Xcut Daisy Punch
Challenges entered:-
Unicorn Challenge - Use a Sentiment
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life - Anniversary/Celebrate


Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Monday, 19 November 2018

Another Nephew Birthday Card

Three of my nephews celebrate their birthdays in November and December.
Today, I am sharing the second card made for my eldest nephew.
I thought making a card with the painting dies would make a
nice change from one with DIY tools!

I die-cut the sentiment from black and silver mirror card to make it
stand out better against the coloured stripes.
The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders M-Bossabilities - Bark and Brick Folder
Darice Embossing Folder - Stripe
Penny Black die - Happy Birthday
 Paint Strip/Paint Brush die - Purchased from eBay
Challenges entered:-
Crafts Galore Encore  - Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas - Anything Goes
Do-Al(l) Kreatives - Man's World
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions
Creatalicious - Anything Goes/Option - Layer it Up

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Friday, 16 November 2018

My Time to Craft #384 - Let it Snow

Today starts a new challenge over at My Time to Craft


where the theme this fortnight is 'Let it Snow'
All the details can be found HERE 


Here is my design team card - a very quick to make,
'clean and simple' Christmas card.

The products I have used are:-
Sizzix embossing folder - Snowflakes
(from Basic Grey Branches and Snowflakes set)
Spellbinders Labels 18
Sentiment stamp - free with craft magazine


Challenges entered:-
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - White on White
Pixie's Snippets Playground #339 - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - W for Wishes/X for Xmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday Challenge - Christmas and Seasonal Holidays
The Paper Shelter - Christmas is Coming
That's Crafty Challenge - Winter Wonderland
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Christmas
Incy Wincy Designs - Christmas


Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Thursday, 15 November 2018

A Bit More Time to Craft #80

A new challenge starts today at 'A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge Blog'
where the theme is always 'Anything Goes'
Details of the challenge can be found HERE

Here is my design team card, made for my sister-in-law in Germany.
My nephew and I have just spent a wonderful weekend with her.
 
The products I have used are:-
Stampendous Wood Block stamp - D004 Thank You
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Squares
Sakura Jelly Rolly Pen to outline the butterfly wings
Challenges entered:-
Cuttlebug Mania - Thank You So Much
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge - Use a Sentiment
Crafty Cardmakers - Lots of Layers
Cute N Crafty - Thanksgiving/Thankful
Simon Says - Thanks/Thanksgiving
Dare 2B Artzy - Thanks
Dragonfly Journey - Thanks/Giving

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x