Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Female Birthday Card

Today, I am sharing a card made recently for a friend. 
Simple matting and layering of this pretty image, and adding the die-cut 
sentiment, I think makes for a pretty card.
The products I have used are:-
Hunkydory - The Second Little Book of Decoupage
Craft Essentials Creative Dies - Happy Birthday 
Challenges entered:-
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Daisy Chain Challenges - Summer
HLS - Anything Goes with Dies
Tales from the Craft Room - Summer Fun
Try it on a Tuesday - In my Garden there is...

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Friday, 16 August 2019

A Cushion for my Great Nephew's Nursery

When I started sewing classes, my niece asked me if I could have a go at
making a cushion for Jack's nursery, as and when I felt able to.
He has a jungle themed nursery, so I have been on the look out for some suitable material.

I recently went to the Whitstable Oyster Fair with a friend, and whilst there we came 
across a fabric shop. On the pavement outside, there were containers of oddments
of material, and this is where I came across the jungle pieces.

My plan was to make an envelope cushion, which I thought would be an 
easy option for a beginner like me. A lesson I have quickly learned - check the
 measurements required before buying random off-cuts! 
All I knew at that time was that I wanted to make a 16" cushion cover, 
hence I bought 2 squares measuring about 18"each. So the only option I had, was to 
make a zipped cover, which I did after watching lots of YouTube tutorials 
and checking Pinterest.

Here's the finished cushion...
 ...and here's the zip
I'm pleased with how it's turned out, and it just goes to show how many tutorials
are available, if you go searching!

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Thursday, 15 August 2019

A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge #98 - Anything Goes

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
where 3/5 randomly drawn winners will each get to choose
3 sets of Lozzy's papers. 

Here is my design team card...  
The products I have used are:-
Lozzy's digi papers - Sandy Chic
Card Deco - Happy Birthday
Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Female Birthday Card

Today's card I made for a friend to give her granddaughter, who loves
playing the clarinet. I found this free pretty image to use on the internet.
The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Labels 18
Couture Creations A4 Embossing Folder - Tied Together
Sentiment is computer generated
Challenges entered:-
Ike's World - H is for Hats or Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - No Patterned Paper
Crafty Gals Corner - Emboss It
Paper Shelter - Punches and Dies
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
The Sisiterhood of Crafters - Use die as focus

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Monday, 12 August 2019

Wedding Card

A friend recently asked me if I could make a wedding card for her.
Unfortunately, the lighting wasn’t so good the day I took my photos. 
I used a lovely ivory pearlised card, I added glitter and gems, but none of
it shows too well.

The products I have used are:-
Lux Craft Cut and Emboss 6" x 6" Folder - Champagne Celebration
Sentiment - Computer generated
Challenges entered:-
Dare 2B Artzy - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Cut it Up - Focus on Sentiments
CCEE Stampers - Embossing - Wet or Dry
International Art and Soul- Embossing

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x


Friday, 9 August 2019

My Time to Craft #403 - 'Oriental'

A new challenge starts today over at My Time to Craft
where the theme this fortnight is 'Oriental'
All the details can be found HERE

Here is my design team card. I don't have anything in the way of Oriental stamps,
digi images or papers, but I came across this Lili of the Valley image with
oriental lanterns on in my stash, so that was it!
 
The products I have used are:-
Darice Embossing Folder - Honeycomb
Lili of the Valley Art Pad - Cute Cottage Garden
Stitched square die - Brand unknown
Challenges entered:-
Craft Rocket Challenge - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Feminine Goes
Scrapbook and Card Making - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Layers
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Winter Wonderland Challenge - Christmas Ornaments

A new challenge has already started at Winter Wonderland
Unfortunately, I didn't have my card ready for the start date.

The challenges are held on the first Friday of each month.
The theme this month is: Christmas Ornaments

All the details can be found HERE
Our sponsor for this challenge is: LeAnn's World 101
The prize on offer for the challenge winner is 2 digital stamps from her Etsy store. 

Here is my design team card...
The products I have used are:-
Promarkers 
Challenges entered:-
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Cute N' Crafty Christmas - Anything Goes
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Christmas
Addicted to Stamps and More - Holidays
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes/Optional - Christmas In The Sun

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Monday, 5 August 2019

Female Birthday Card

Today's card is one I made recently for a friend.
I kept it 'clean and simple' just by using the embossing folder and
the framed, stamped sentiment.
The products I have used are:-
Embossing Folder - Craft magazine free gift
Co-ordinating dies - Crafter's Companion Die'sire - Decorative Frame
Sentiment stamp - Brand unknown
Challenges entered:-
International Art and Soul - Embossing
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Country View Challenges - Texture
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - No Patterned Paper
AAA Cards - Made in Minutes + Optional Twist Summer


Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Friday, 2 August 2019

Alphabet Challenge - 'J is for Joy or Joy Fold Card'

A new challenge has started at Alphabet Challenge
where the theme for this fortnight is J is for 'Joy or Joy fold Card'

The details of the challenge can be found HERE

It was my turn to host the challenge with the letter 'J' for this fortnight.
I chose Joy or Joy Fold card.

Here is my design team card...
Using a Christmas frame embossing folder and the die set 'JOY' cut in
silver mirror card and foam, I came up with this design.
To finish, I added four red diamantes. 

Challenges entered:-
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks - Embossing
Cute N' Crafty Christmas - Anything Christmas/Winter Goes
The Holly and Ivy Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x


Thursday, 1 August 2019

A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge #97 - Anything Goes

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
where 3/5 randomly drawn winners will each get to choose
3 sets of Lozzy's papers.
Here is my design team card... 
The products I have used are:-
Digistamp Boutique - Essential Sentiments Set

Challenges entered:-
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Inspiration Picture
DL ART Thankful Challenge - Birthday
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - 3+ Layers
Little Red Wagon - Use a Digi
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Female Birthday Card

Today, I am sharing the card I made for my niece, who celebrated
her birthday yesterday.

After embossing the base card with the frame folder, and die-cutting two strips of
green card for the grass, I die-cut the wellington boot using the DSP and foam.
I then glued them together for some dimension, and glued the
various flowers and foliage in place.

The products I have used are:-
Sizzix - Rain Boot Planter
Lawn Fawn DSP - Sweater Weather
Crafter's Companion Embossalicious Embossing Folder - Elegant Frame
Sentiment stamp - Free gift with craft magazine
Promarkers
 
Challenges entered:-
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Scrapyland - Anything Goes
Cute N Crafty - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Flowers and Colour Palette
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes
2 Sisters on the Blog - Card for a Lady
Arty Divas - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Monday, 29 July 2019

Birthday Card for my Great Niece

Today, I am sharing the card I made for my youngest great niece, 
who celebrated her 1st birthday last week.
I die-cut the number in the striped card and foam, glued them
 together to give the card some dimension. 

The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Labels 3
Couture Creations A4 Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots
Number die - Brand unknown
Promarkers
Sentiment is computer generated
Challenges entered:-
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes/Optional - Bright and Fun
Creations in Pink - Anything Goes in Mainly Pink
HLS - Anything Goes with Dies
Crafty Friends - Summer Colours

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Friday, 26 July 2019

My Time to Craft #402 - 'Christmas'

A new challenge starts today over at My Time to Craft
where the theme this fortnight is 'Christmas'
All the details can be found HERE

Here is my design team card, something very 'Clean and Simple'
I embossed the square die directly onto the pearlized base card.
Next I stamped the tree with Silver Versa Color ink, then
added the silver peel-off sentiment.

The products I have used are:-
Impression Obsession (wood mounted stamp) - F5276 Tree Cube
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Squares 
Challenges entered:-
Less is More Challenge - Small Images
Tales from the Craft Room - Christmas in July
HLS Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/Optional - Sparkle
Shopping Our Stash - Christmas in July
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes/Optional - Christmas in the Sun


Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

My 'Inspiration Scribbler' Card for 'Scribbles Designs'

Today, I am sharing my 'Inspiration Scribbler' project, made for the
Monthly Scribbler's showcase of Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog
where the theme is 'A Slice of Summer'
All the details for the challenge can be found HERE

The products I have used are:-
Scribbles Designs - A11 Flower Doodle 1
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Reverse Wonky Rectangles
Docrafts Embossing Folder - Floral Frame
Promarkers
Challenges entered:-
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Here Comes Summer
Addicted to Stamps - A CAS Summer Card

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x



Monday, 22 July 2019

Female Birthday Card

Today, I am sharing a card I recently made for a friend.
I always think the images in the Hunkydory 'Little Book Of's...' make great
cards when just matt and layered, and a sentiment and gems added to finish.
The products I have used are:-
Hunkydory - Little Book of Dresses
Paper Rose - Happy Birthday
Challenges entered:-
2 Sisters on the Blog - Make a Card for a Lady
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Dies R Us - Birthday
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
The Creative Crafters - Anything Goes 

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Friday, 19 July 2019

Birthday Card for a 12 year old

Today, I am sharing a birthday card a friend asked me to make for her grandson.
He loves the game 'Fortnite' so I managed to find this image
to make an Eclipse card with.
I matted the image onto blue and black card a couple of times,
then added the die-cut sentiment. 
Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Female Birthday Card

Today, I am sharing a birthday card I made for a friend recently.
I used silver glitter card behind the word 'birthday'.
The products I have used are:-
Papermania DSP - Capsule Collection by Jesse Edwards
Memory Box - Happy Birthday
EK Success Punch - Three small circles
Challenges entered:-
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Chalenge - Anything Goes
Get Creative - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - Monochromatic
Just Us Girls - Make Sentiment Your Focal Point
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Monday, 15 July 2019

My First Sewing Project - A Doorstop

Today, I am sharing my first sewing project, made from taking an online
 sewing course with Claire at Beautiful Things Craft and Sewing Classes

Back in May, my niece and I attended a beginners sewing course
at Beautiful Things. My blog post can be found HERE

After making the three projects, I went ahead and purchased a sewing machine
from Claire, and then decided to join her Bronze Online Sewing Course, where the first
project of three to make was a Zipped bottom Doorstop which can be made
 in two different sizes.

Whilst on holiday last month in Lake Garda, I found this 90cm x 90 cm
tablecloth in a local market. Since the material was quite thick, I thought it
would be ideal for this project.
I bought two of them, just in case I made any mistakes!

As a member of the club, Claire sends you written instructions, a pattern
and a full video tutorial.

Here is the finished doorstop, which I cut out and sewed in one afternoon.
Having the video tutorial was so handy, as it meant I could re-wind it at
any point to watch again when needed.

It's not 100% perfect, as I definitely need to practice making the corners
look sharper, but for my first attempt, I'm very happy with it.

I used cat litter (in zip-lock bags) and wadding to fill the inside.

I'm looking forward to receiving the next project which is a lay flat drawstring 
makeup bag, and then the last project is a pencil case for planners and notebooks.
In the meantime, I'm sure I'll find something else to make.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x





Friday, 12 July 2019

My Time to Craft #401 - 'Check It Out'

A new challenge starts today over at My Time to Craft
where the theme this fortnight is 'Check It Out'
We would like to see you use your checked design papers, embossing folders etc.
All the details can be found HERE
Here is my design team card...
The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Labels 3
Digi Stamp Boutique - Large Birthday Sentiments
Elizabeth Craft Design dies - Balloons
(I used the balloon string die for the three lines)
Craft Sensations DSP - Vintage Colors Character
Home made card candi
Challenges entered:-
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes/Optional - 2 or more design papers
Dies R Us - Anything Goes
HLS - Anything Goes with Dies
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Add a Sentiment
Crafty Cardmakers - Dies and Punches
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Female Birthday Card

Today's 'clean and simple' card is one I made for a friend who celebrated
her birthday on Monday.
After die-cutting the floral border in white, I then die-cut it
in several colours, paper-pieced them and added gems to the centres.
The products I have used are:-
Crafter's Companion 'Textures' Embossing Folder - Distress
Flower die - Brand unknown
Stampin' Up Word Window Punch
Woodware - Scalloped Oval Punch
Challenges entered:-
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Add a Sentiment
Papercraft Challenges - Glitter or Sparkles
{PIN}spirational Challenges - Challenge Picture
AAA Birthday - For the Girls
Crafting Happiness - Summer
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions
Pixies's Snippets Playground #356 - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Divas - Summer or Tropical

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x