Monday, 29 April 2019

Wedding Card

I was asked by friend if I could make a wedding card for her to give
to her niece and husband.
I kept it clean and simple adding some diamante gems at the end
to give it some sparkle.
The products I have used are:-
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle Dies
Stitched heart dies - Brand unknown
Digistamp Boutique - Wedding Word Art
Couture Creations A4 Embossing Folder - Tied Together
Names and date sentiment - Computer generated
Challenges entered:-
Addicted to CAS - Contrast
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/Optional twist - Add a Sentiment
Fun Friday - Clean and Simple
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Optional twist - Wedding/Anniversary
Pile it On - Lots of Layers and/or Use Scraps
Watercooler Wednesday - Al About Occasions

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Janice x

Friday, 26 April 2019

2nd card from the Julie Hickey Workshop

Today, I am sharing the second card I made last month at the Julie Hickey workshop.
You can find my first card HERE

Unfortunately, I don't know the name of the paper pack Julie supplied us with,
but the layout she used on her card as an example, is a great way to use 
up scraps of paper.

Julie provided everyone with an envelope of nine squares, plus a topper and
spare paper to cut various shapes out of. We were then left to use them as we wanted.
I inked the edges of the squares with distress ink and glued them to the card base.
I then attached the topper at an angle, using 3D foam pads and the 
flower and butterflies.
I forgot a friend's birthday, so I sent it to her as a belated birthday card.
Challenges entered:-
Through the Purple Haze - Spring Forward
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Everything's Coming Up
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned paper Challenge - Anything Goes

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Janice x

Tuesday, 23 April 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
All the details for the challenge can be found HERE
I printed the image twice, coloured with Promarkers, and then added the
 fussy cut flowers to add dimension.

The products I have used are:-
Sizzix Embossing Folder - Ornate frames Set 2
Promarkers
Challenges entered:-
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Crafters Café - Easter and/or Florals
Creative Craft Cottage - No Patterned Paper
Daisy Chain - Make It Feminine
Digi Doodle Studios Challenge - Anything Goes
Fabrika Fantasy - Flowers
Tales from the Craft Room - Easter/Spring

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Janice x




Monday, 22 April 2019

Diamond Wedding Anniversary

Today I am sharing a Diamond anniversary card made recently for some friends.
As always, I had difficulty taking a photo without me showing in the reflection
of the silver mirror card!
The products I have used are:-
Presscut - Happy Anniversary
Heart dies - Brand unknown
Challenges entered:-
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Optional - Wedding/Anniversary
Pile it On - Lots of Layers/Use your Scraps
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Joy of Sets Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Wedding/Glitter/Die Cut
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs - So Shiny

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Janice x

Friday, 19 April 2019

My Time to Craft #394 - 'Spring Flowers'

A new challenge has started over at My Time to Craft

where the theme this fortnight is 'Spring Flowers'
All the details can be found HERE

Here is my design team card, which is another from the recent workshop I attended.
The products we used were:-
Stamps By Me - Made with Love
Distress Inks and Water Brush
Challenges entered:-
Allsorts Challenge - Blossoms, Butterflies, Bugs
Brown Sugar - Spring or Fall
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Fun Friday - CAS
Polkadoodle - Spring Colours
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Use a Happy Birthday Sentiment
Krafty Chicks - Flowers

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Janice x

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Female Birthday Card

I recently attended an all day card-making work shop run by two crafting friends. 
It's a popular, fun day to attend, where we make approximately 10 cards,
chat and craft in between eating home made cake and lunch!

Today I am sharing one of the cards I made, which I gave to my
next door neighbour for her birthday.
We used Distress inks and the negative of the leaf die to create the background panel. 
Then we stamped leaves randomly across the panel.
Next, after colouring in the die-cut leaf, I matt and layered the panel, 
stamped the sentiment and added two leaves punched from inked paper which 
were supplied to us.

The products I have used are:-
Stampendous Jumbo Leaf stamp and die
Sentiment stamp - Brand unknown
Challenges entered:-
Allsorts Challenge - Blossoms, Butterflies, Bugs
Brown Sugar - Spring or Fall
Moving Along with the Times - That Spring Feeling
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Moo Mania and More - Spring Fever

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Janice x

Monday, 15 April 2019

A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge #90 - Anything Goes

A new challenge has started 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...
These gorgeous set of papers make for a very quick cards.
I matted and layered the paper onto black and blue card, added the 
sentiment and some sequins and pearls.
The papers come in different colourways.

The products I have used are:-
Lozzy's digi papers - Time Again
Presscut - Happy Birthday
Challenges entered:-
Cardz 4 Galz - Use Pretty Papers
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes

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Janice x




Friday, 12 April 2019

Alphabet Challenge - 'B is for Buildings'

Today, a new challenge starts at Alphabet Challenge
where the theme for this fortnight is 'B is for Buildings'
The details of the challenge can be found HERE

Here is my design team card...
The products I have used are:-
Little Claire's stamps - Beach Huts
EK Success Punch - Three small circles
Craft Sensations DSP - Ocean Dreams
Promarkers
Challenges entered:-
Cardz 4 Galz - Pretty Papers
Creative Knockouts - Spring is on the Way
Moving Along with the Times - That Spring Feeling
Southern Girls - Frame It
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge - Design in 3's
Unicorn Challenge - Spots and/or Stripes
Craft Rocket Challenges - For Men/Boys

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Janice x

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Julie Hickey Workshop

Last month, I was lucky enough to attend a Julie Hickey workshop,
 which was held in a local church hall in Essex.

We made three lovely cards and a decorated wooden 'Love' plaque, 
all using her new stamps.
Today I am sharing the first of the cards I made, where we
used Ranger Distress Oxide inks to make the backing papers before stamping,
and fussy cut the flowers, leaves and circles.

The stamp set we used for the first card was designed by Julie, 
called Friendship Blooms and can be purchased from 
Julie very kindly signed her books which I cheekily took along with me.
I bought them in 2004/5, when I first started making cards, and watching Julie
 demonstrate at the Ally Pally shows in London.
It was a lovely, relaxing day spent with other crafting ladies where I learnt
a few new inking and stamping techniques, along with lots of hints and tips from Julie.
She is such a warm friendly person, and makes crafting fun.

Hopefully she'll return to Essex again later in the year
for another workshop.

Challenges entered:-
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Only for the Girls
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges - Flowers
Use Your Stuff- Flora and Fauna
Creative with Stamps - Birthday
Daisy Chain Challenges - Make it Feminine
Fabrika Fantasy - Flowers
Pearly Sparkles Challenge - Flowers or Showers

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Janice x


Monday, 8 April 2019

Anniversary Card

Today's card is one I was asked to make by a friend to give to her husband.
The dies I used are unbranded and the sentiment was generated on the computer.
I used my Hougie board to score the frame lines.
Challenges entered:-
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Frame It
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes/Option - Anything but a Card
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Pearly Sparkles Challenge - Flowers or Showers
Scrap from your Heart - Use Dies

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Janice x

Saturday, 6 April 2019

My Time to Craft Challenge #394 - Easter or Hedgehogs

A new challenge has started over at My Time to Craft
where the theme this fortnight is 'Easter or Hedgehogs'

All the details can be found HERE

Here is my design team card...
The products I have used are:-
Trimcraft - Me to You - 8" x 8" Glitter Decoupage
Docrafts Xcut Embossing Folder - Wicker
Challenges entered:-
The Paper Shelter - Easter Time
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes
Country View Crafts - Easter and/or Spring
The Crafting Challenge - Anything Goes/Option - Easter
Scrapbook and Card Making - Easter/Spring
Kitty Bee Designs - Easter
Aud Sentiments - Easter/Spring Sentiment

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Janice x




Friday, 5 April 2019

Winter Wonderland Challenge - Cute Christmas

Today sees the start of another challenge at Winter Wonderland


The challenges are held on the first Friday of each month.

The theme for this month is: 'Cute Christmas'

All the details can be found HERE

Our sponsor for this challenge is: Imagine That Digistamp
where the prize on offer is a $10 coupon to the Digi Store


Here is my Design Team card....
I have used a sentiment and one of the pre-coloured images from the set
and just added Stickles to give it some sparkle. 

The products I have used are:-
Imagine That Digistamp - Christmas Owl
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles and Scalloped Circles
Leanne Creatief Embossing Folder - Christmas Branches
Stitched banner tags - Brand unknown
EK Success Corner Punch -
Challenges entered:-
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Double Trouble Paper Crafting - Woodland Creatures
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes/Optional - Include some Stamping
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes
Christmas Crafts all Year Round - Friends and Family
Imagine That Digistamp - Anything Goes

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Janice x

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Birthday Card for a Golfer

Today's card is one I made recently for a golf loving friend for his birthday.

The golf bag was easy to make as I cut it as a whole in silver mirror card, 
then cut the bag in red and glued to the silver. Next I cut the bag in black and yellow, 
and glued the pieces of card into the gaps.

The products I have used are:-
Tutti Designs - Golf bag
Stitched Frame - Brand unknown 
Challenges entered:-
Ike's World - D is for Die Cuts/Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
A Place to Start - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - Three or Five
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Dies R Us - Anything Goes


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Janice x

Monday, 1 April 2019

Female Birthday Card

Today I am sharing a card I made for a friend's birthday last month.
This is the female version of the card I made HERE
The sentiment and stitched pennant are both unbranded.
Docrafts Papermania DSP - Capsule Collection by Jesse Edwards
Challenges entered:-
Pixie's Snippets Challenge - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterened Paper Challenge - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - Anything Goes/Optional - Anything but a Card
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/Optional - 'Stitching-real or faux'
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Galz - Flora or Fauna
Cute Card Thursday - Feminine
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x