Saturday 30 June 2018

A Perfect Time to Craft #7 - 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.

Sasayaki Glitter is our sponsor for this month.
You can purchase their digi stamps HERE
or join their Facebook group HERE
Here is my design team card...

The products used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Ovals
Stitched Oval die - Purchased from eBay
Sentiment - Computer generated
Challenges entered:-
Aud's Sentiments - Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Anything Goes
Time Out Challenges - Challenge to be Warm
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes/Option of 3 different embellishments
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting.

Janice x

Thursday 28 June 2018

An Emoji Card

Another family birthday card to share with you today. This one for my eldest 
great niece who celebrated her birthday on Tuesday...a fun emoji card.
The products I have used are:-
Docrafts Xcut Embossing Folder - Hearts
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles and Squares 
Sizzix Thinlets Dies - Speech Bubbles
Woodware Punch - Square
Emoji dies - Purchased from eBay
Challenges entered:-
Craftaholics R Us - Sunshine
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Cute N Crafty Challenge - Birthday Theme
Dream Valley Challenge - All Things Bright and Beautiful
Cardz 4 Galz - Summer Sunny Days
Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Tuesday 26 June 2018

Winter Wonderland Christmas Challenge - Square Cards Only'

Today, I am sharing my inspiration card made for the 
Winter Wonderland Challenge design team, where this

month the theme is 'Square Cards Only'

This challenge is a great way of making Christmas cards and
building up your stock
throughout the year.
Full details of the challenge can be found HERE
Our sponsor this month is Twinkle Lane Designs 
Here is my card...
The products I have used are:-
and Snow Family digistamp and sentiment
Spellbinders Labels 1 and Labels 15
Spellbinders Nestabilities Rectangles and Scalloped Rectangles
Challenges entered:-
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/Optional - Use some Washi Tape
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Christmas
Christmas with the Cuties - Blue and White
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Non-Traditional Christmas Colours

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Monday 25 June 2018

Something a little bit different from my usual cards...

On Friday, I spent a lovely day with a friend, learning how to
'Napkin Decoupage' a wooden bowl.
We came across this idea when visiting the Country Living Spring Fair in April,
and booked ourselves onto a day's course with Heather who owns
Fine Lines Quality Crafting. Her Facebook page can be found HERE

The course was held in Heather's home in Essex, where we joined
three other ladies.

Heather has an amazing selection of paper napkins to choose from, and this
is the one I picked out to use on my bowl...
...and here is my finished bowl!
The process involves painting the bowl first with Annie Sloan chalk paint.
Whilst waiting for it to dry, we practiced the napkin technique on a small board.

Then we prepared the 3 ply napkins, removing the 2 under layers 

to leave the pattern sheet. After carefully tearing lots of the poppies, 
I started glue-ing them in position, speed drying the glue with a hair dryer, 
then varnishing. I still need to apply two more coats of varnish, but am certainly 
pleased with my first attempt. 
It was a lovely day doing something completely different.
Challenges entered:-
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes/Option of  Flowers
Crafting by Designs - Flowers, Flowers, Flowers

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Friday 22 June 2018

A Paper Pieced Birthday Card

Today I am sharing a birthday card I made for a friend of mine.
The digi image, sentiment and border I printed in Word. I then paper pieced 
the dress, matt and layered it onto pink and silver mirror card, 
and lastly added an enamel dot and some Nuvo drops.
Products I have used are:
DigiStamp Boutique - Dress and Mannequin Set and Essential Sentiments (discontinued)

Challenges entered:-
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + Sentiment
Creative Knockouts - For the Girls
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Team Lou/Anything Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a hand made bow
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Challenge - Birthday
Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Monday 18 June 2018

Female Birthday Card

For today's card, I have used the June challenge sketch over at
 Clair and Sharni Get Crafty! Facebook group.

I always find sketches a great way to put a card together, especially if
my mojo has gone missing for a while!
Products I have used:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles and Lacey Circles
Paper Pad from The Range - Vintage Chic Creations
Creative Expressions Embossing Folder - Lace
Challenges entered:-
Allsorts - Use at least 2 dies
Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes/Option of Flowers
CCC Digi Creations - Anything Goes
LeAnns World 101 - Anything Goes
Love to Craft - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Friday 15 June 2018

'A Bit More Time to Craft' Challenge #70 - 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'

This challenge is kindly being sponsored by Andrea of Sheepski Designs
 so there will be an extra winner for this challenge who will
be able to choose 3 of Andrea's digi images as their prize. 

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 are:-
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Circle Frames
Stitched Banner Dies - Purchased from eBay
Sentiment - Computer generated
Challenges entered:-Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Summer Colours
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - Bring me Sunshine
Simon Says - Frame It
That's Crafty Challenge - Summer
Cuttlebug Mania - Frame It

Sheepski Designs Challenge - Embellish It of Clean and Simple

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Thursday 14 June 2018

A Birthday Card For A Friend

Last month, I was lucky enough to win a prize given away by 
Christine of  Hopes and Chances Creativity
For one week in May, Christine kindly gave away a Spellbinders die every day
her Facebook page HERE 

 I won the Swirl Lattice Panel die which is just gorgeous and can be found in the 
Hope and Chances Creativity shop HERE currently available at a sale price!

My card is based on an idea which comes on the back of the packaging.
Firstly, I covered the front of the card with some vintage floral paper. 
Next I die-cut some pearlized card twice with the Lattice Panel die, glued 
them together to create the square shape.
I then added the stamped sentiment, flowers and sprigs, finishing with
some pearls to decorate.
The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders - Swirl Lattice Panel
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Fancy Framed Tags Two
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die D-Lites - Sprigs
Docrafts Xcut Punch - Small Daisy
Sentiment Stamp - Magazine Freebie
Challenges entered:-
Dragonfly Journey's - Rose Garden
International Art and Soul - Sentiment as Main Focus
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions
Crafty Creations - Always Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter Challenge - Ribbons, Buttons or Pearls
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Optional - Say it with Flowers

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Tuesday 12 June 2018

A Birthday Card for another Great Niece!

We have a bit of a run on family birthdays in May and June, so today I am sharing 
the card I made for another one of my great nieces who celebrated her birthday yesterday.
I started by making the card base using the largest scalloped bunting 
die and cutting two pieces of white card. I glued them together at the top.
After die-cutting a piece of patterned paper with one of the straight bunting dies, 

I matted it onto the blue card and cut by hand.
Next, I die cut the number and letters with blue card and also craft foam 

sheets which I glued together to give a little bit of depth.

The products I have used are:-
Docrafts Xcut Large Nesting Dies - Bunting and Scalloped Bunting
Letters and Number Dies - Purchased from eBay
Challenges entered:-
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge - Happy Birthday
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes
Archi-Scraps - Triangles

Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Hand Made Bow
HLS - Anything Goes with Dies
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/Optional use of Ribbon or Twine
AAA Cards - Geometrics

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Friday 8 June 2018

Sending Hugs

Today's card is one I have made to add to my "spare's box".
I cut the sentiment in blue and black card to give a shadow effect, and
I coloured the pearls with a Promarker.

The products I have used are:-
Avery Elle - Sentimental Die Set and Stamp Set
Scalloped Border - Purchased from eBay
Dovecraft DSP - Amethyst/Floral Prints
Challenges entered:-
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes with the Option of Circles
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Feminine Goes
Moo-Mania - Die Cuts
Pause Dream Enjoy - Circles
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Rhinestones and/or Pearls

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x