Tuesday, 31 July 2018

A Perfect Time to Craft #8 - 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.
SheepSki Designs is our sponsor for this month.
You can purchase their digi stamps HERE

You can join Sheepski Design's Facebook Group HERE

Here is my design team card...

The products I have used are:-
Digi Stamp Boutique - Essential Sentiments Set
(Digistamp Boutique have moved their images to Lili of The Valley
which you can find HERE)
Promarkers
Challenges entered:-
Addicted to CAS - Summertime
Art Impressions Blog - Summer Vibes
That's Crafty! Challenge - Close to Nature

Country View Challenge - In the Summer Garden
Make My Monday Challenge - Coloured Image

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Monday, 30 July 2018

By the seaside...

This card is one my friend asked me to make for her granddaughter,
with a sea-side and shells theme.
The products I have used are:-
Craft Stash - Alphabet die
Shells and fishing net die - Purchased from eBay
Hunkydory - The Second Little Book of Decoupage
Distress Inks
Challenges entered:-
A Gem of a Challenge - Summertime/Holidays
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - Use Something Yellow
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie - Inspiration Picture
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Summer Vacation
Catch the Bug - Photo Challenge

Cards in Envy - On the Beach

Thank you for your visit today.

Janice x


Thursday, 26 July 2018

A New Great Niece!

On Sunday, my 6th great-niece arrived called 
Amy Caitlin weighing in at 9lb 3oz! 
The girls are certainly winning in my family...6 vs 2!
I am hoping to meet her this afternoon.
Here is the card I made...
The products I have used are:-
Presscut - Centre Stepper Die
DoCrafts Xcut Embossing Folder - Hearts
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Charmed, I'm Sure
Cuttlebug  3"x3" die- Baby #2
Craft Stash - Alphabet Die
Pram die - Purchased from eBay
 
Challenges entered:-
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Too Cute
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Back to Basics - Use an Embossing Folder
Scrapy Land - Always Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Anything Goes
The Crafter's Café - Lots of Layers
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes with Optional - No Patterned papers

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Female Birthday Card

Today's card, is one I made recently for a friend. 
I kept it clean and simple and let the 
gorgeous image take pride of place.
I matt and layered the topper on black and jade green card.
 I then added Glimmer Dust to the detail on the dress, stamped
 the sentiment and added some gems.

The products I have used are:-
Hunkydory Crafts - The Little Book of Dresses
Sentiment stamp - Purchased from eBay
Challenges entered:-
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Summer Vacation
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Monday, 23 July 2018

A 'Clean and Simple' Anniversary Card

Today's card is one I made for a friend and her husband. 
which I kept very 'clean and simple!
First of all, I scored lines with my Scor-Buddy to make the frame.

After die-cutting the heart die in white and lilac card, I glued them together
and then glued to a die-cut piece of craft foam and attached to the card base
to give some dimension to the panel.
Lastly, I stamped the sentiment and added the diamante gems.

The products I have used are:-
Heart die - Purchased from eBay
Uniko Stamps - Simply Said and Simply Said II
Scor-Buddy
Challenges entered:-
My Time to Craft - Wedding/Anniversary/Engagement
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with the option of Dies/Punches
DL.Art - Anniversary
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

Thank you for your visit today.
Janice x

Friday, 20 July 2018

Winter Wonderland Christmas Challenge

Today, I am sharing my inspiration card made for the 
Winter Wonderland Challenge design team, where this 
month the theme is 'Christmas Gifts'
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 LeAnn's World 101
The prize is 2 Digi Stamps from her store.
Here is my card...
The products I have used are:-
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Snowflake
Cuttlebug die - Snowflake 
Promarkers
Challenges entered:-
ABC Christmas Challenge - N is for 'Name'/O is for 'On' Name=Snow Friends
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Christmas in July
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes/ Option - Christmas in July
Mod Squad ChallengeChristmas in July
Ike'sworld ChallengeAnything Goes/Christmas in July
Shopping Our Stash - Christmas in July
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Papercraft ChallengesChristmas in July
Digi Doodle Studios Challenge - Christmas in July
Aud Sentiments - Christmas in July + A Sentiment
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Christmas
Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Thursday, 19 July 2018

A 'Clean and Simple' Birthday Card

Today's card is one I made for a fellow crafter who celebrated
 her birthday yesterday.

I kept the design clean and simple, by firstly die-cutting the word
 'happy' on a square piece of white card. I then embossed the square and
attached it to the lilac square glued to the card base, with craft foam to the
main panels and 3D foam squares
to the letters, to give it good support
through the post.
I then added the die-cut 'birthday, some sequins and Nuvo drops.

The products I have used are:-
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Polka Dots
Clearly Besotted Stamps - Birthday die
'Happy' die - Purchased from eBay
Challenges entered:-
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Add a Sentiment
Die Cuttin Divas - Lots of Layers
The Crafter's Café - Lots of Layers
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes/Option - No patterned paper
HLS - Anything Goes with Dies
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

'A Bit More Time to Craft' Challenge #72 - 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.

The products I have used are:-
Lozzy's Cream Tea Digi papers
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Rectangles and Scalloped Rectangles
Digistamp Boutique - Essential Sentiments
Challenges entered:-
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff - Birthday
Cupcake Inspirations - White/Yellow/Black
Dare 2B Artzy - Birthday
Inkspirational Challenge - Birthday
Alphabet Challenge - H is for Happy Birthday
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - All Things Bright and Beautiful
Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Monday, 16 July 2018

Shop 'til you Drop!

Today's card is one my friend asked me to make to give to
 her daughter-in-law.
I used a Digistamp Boutique image and sentiment which can now be 
purchased from HERE at Lili of the Valley.
The products I have used are:-
Digistamp Boutique - Shopping Alyssa
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Squares, Circles and Scalloped Circles
Spellbinders Labels 22
Happy Birthday sentiment - PC generated
EK Success Punch - Small Circle
Paper is from a £1 shop paper pad.
Promarkers
Challenges entered:-
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff - Birthday
Craftaholics R Us - Turquoise
Everybody-Art Challenge - Birthday
Passion for Promarkers - Hip to be Square
Cute Card Thursday - Ribbons and Bows
Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Saturday, 14 July 2018

A 60th Birthday Card

Today I am sharing the card I made for a crafting friend who joined 
the sixty's 'club' yesterday!
I started by cutting a square in the base panel of pearlized lemon card.
Next I die cut the pretty squares panel and matted it onto navy blue 
and gold mirror card.
Using two of the larger square dies, I made a frame and glued it onto 
the aperture and added the numbers. Lastly, I decorated the square with flowers
 and leaves, and finished with the oval sentiment.

The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Squares, Ovals and Scalloped Ovals
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Marisa's Bouquet
Cuttlebug Alpabet and Numbers - Olivia
Leaf and background panel dies - Purchased from eBay
Challenges entered:-
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge - Floral
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Favourite Colour
(Yellow and navy blue combo)
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions
Paperminutes - Ornaments
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x




Friday, 13 July 2018

Thank You Card

Today I am sharing a quick thank you card that I needed
to make yesterday.
I cut a piece of patterned paper from my stash, attached the doily 
cut from pearlized card to the corner. I then snipped off the overhanging pieces.
I then matted this onto pink card and glued directly on to the card base.
I finished by adding the sentiment, flowers, sequins and Nuvo drops.


The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Marisa's Bouquet
Doily die - Purchased from eBay
Presscut - Thank You
Challenges entered:-
Southern Girls  - Tic Tac Toe - Bling/Lace/White
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy - Anything Goes
City Crafter Challenge - In the Pink
Die Cuttin Divas - Add a Circle
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - At Least Two Dies/Punches or One of each
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting.
Janice x


Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Birthday Card made with 'That Folder'

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

This month is a colour challenge using this board.
Here is my card made in yellow and navy blue (not black as the photo
has made it look!) for a friend who celebrated her birthday at the weekend.
The products I have used are:-
Embossing Folder - Free gift with a craft magazine
Swirl die and sentiment stamps - Purchased from eBay
Docrafts-Xcut Punch - Small Daisy
Challenges entered:-
Dare2b Artzy - Birthday
The Paper Players - Celebration
Crafty Calender - Totally Girly
Card Mania - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x