Friday, 31 May 2019

My Time to Craft #398 - 'Make it Krafty'

A new challenge starts today over at My Time to Craft
where the theme this fortnight is 'Make it Krafty'

All the details can be found HERE

Here is my design team project, a retirement card made for a friend.
The products I have used are:-
Chloe die and Tiny Bow die
Spellbinders - Ribbon Tags
Scor-Buddy
Challenges entered:-
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Thanks you for visiting today.
Janice x

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Last card from the Julie Hickey Workshop

Today, I am sharing the last card I made at the Julie's workshop I attended in March.
I hope to share the plaque we made as well, but I just need to finish it!
We used Ranger Distress Oxide inks to colour the backing paper which was taken
from an old book, before stamping, and colouring the flowers with the inks.

The stamp sets we used for this card were designed by Julie called
Flower Fusion and Everyday Sentiments which can be purchased from Crafts U Love.

I loved these sets so I treated myself to both of them at the workshop.
Challenges entered:-
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Happy Birthday
Crafter's Castle - Show Us What You Colour With
Crafty Cardmakers - Birthdays
Dare 2B Artzy - Flowers
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Monday, 27 May 2019

A Minnie Mouse Birthday Card

My great niece was four yesterday and here is the card I made for her.
I came across the idea on Pinterest.
The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles
Craft Stash - Alphabet die
Number die - Brand unknown
Memory Box - Bow Die 
Challenges entered:-
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Creations in Pink - Anything Goes in Mainly Pink
The Happy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
AAA Cards - CAS Birthday

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Thursday, 23 May 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



The products I have used are:-
One of the two Sizzix Embossing Folders - Lace Set 2
Spellbinders - Large Deckled Rectangles
My Favouite Things - Mini Tabs Foursome Die-Namics
Promarkers
Challenges entered:-
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make your Mark
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Feminine or Add a Sentiment
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes with the option of Flowers
Little Red Wagon - Flower Frenzy
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - All about Occasions
Digi Choosday - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - Flowers

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Female Birthday Card

My friend recently asked me to make a birthday card for her to give to her
niece, and this is the card I made for her.
The products I have used are:-
Lux Craft from Hobbycraft Embossing Folder and Die Set - Floral Frame
Dovecraft Chalks
Sentiment generated on the PC 

Challenges entered:-
Crafty Sentiments Designs  - Anything Goes
Ike's World - E for Embossing/Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Birthdays
Dream Valley Challenges - Only Girls Allowed
Dare 2B Artzy - Flowers

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Monday, 20 May 2019

Something different...some sewing projects!

Today, I am sharing something very different from cardmaking for me.

Many years ago, my Dad bought me a second hand Singer
treadle sewing machine for a birthday present, so that I could have a go at making
clothes for myself, as back then in the late 60's I was a chubby teenager,
and there wasn't the variety of larger dress sizes in the shops as there are today.

I had really enjoyed needlework classes at school, so I managed to make myself
some A-line dresses with my machine, having help from an aunt who
was a also dressmaker and machinist.

Sadly, the machine was given away when we moved house and from
that time to now, I haven't touched another one.

Since watching all the series of The Great British Sewing Bee on television,
I have been really keen to have a go again.

Luckily one of my niece's was also interested to learn, and she found us a three week
course of  beginner's sewing machine classes held in Brentwood, Essex at
Beautiful Things Craft and Sewing Classes

Claire, who owns the business and teaches not just sewing, but also knitting and
crocheting took six complete beginners, and managed very easily to teach us to
sew three items, using different techniques.

Firstly, a quilted box...
Secondly a tote bag...
and lastly a zipped cushion cover...
My niece and I loved everything about the classes, the friendly atmosphere in a
comfortable studio, with Claire who is a brilliant teacher.

Following the classes, I have ordered an electric sewing machine from Claire,
which I'm just waiting to arrive. After having lots of practice on it, 
I can't wait to get started on some more projects!

Claire also runs online classes for those who perhaps are unable to attend 
classes or  live too far away. Those details can be found HERE

Thank you for visiting my blog today, I will be back on Wednesday with a card.
Janice x






Friday, 17 May 2019

My Time to Craft #397 - 'Tag You're It!''

A new challenge starts today over at My Time to Craft

where the theme this fortnight is 'Tag You're It!'

All the details can be found HERE

Here is my design team project - a Christmas tag.
I punched the tag in blue card, then in vellum which I embossed with the
snowdrops folder. The snowflakes are on 3D foam squares,
and the sentiment was die cut from card and foam.

The products I have used are:-
Fiskars Tag Punch
Crafts-Too Embossing Folder - Snowdrops
Cuttlebug die - Snowflake
Merry Christmas - Brand unknown
Challenges entered:-
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes/Optional - Snowflakes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
The Holly and Ivy Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Always Fun Challenges - Embossing Folders
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Bingo with The Cuties 
(Ribbon/Twine, Punches/Dies, Embossing)
C.R.A.F.T Challenge- Christmas
Crimo Crackers - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x



Wednesday, 15 May 2019

A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge #92 - 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...
I used two papers from the 'Gear Time' set, which come in different colourways.

I die-cut the sentiment in blue and black card, to give it a slight shadow.
I matted the centre square on foam to give the card some dimension.

The products I have used are:-
Lozzy's Papers - Gear Time
Penny Black die - Happy Birthday
EK Success - 3 small hole punch
Home made Card Candi
Challenges entered:-
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Pastel Colours
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - I've got the Blues
Watercooler Wednesday - Masculine Anything Goes
Get Creative - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x




Monday, 13 May 2019

New Baby Boy

Today, I am sharing a card I made for my friends and neighbours who recently 
welcomed a new baby son.
The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Pop-Ups - Happy Days
Cuttlebug 3"x3" die - Baby #2
My Favourite Things - Hello There
Alphabet Dies - Brand Unknown
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Baby
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Set - It's a Boy 
Challenges entered:-
A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Use More than one Die
Always Fun Challenges - Embossing Folders
Get Creative - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Shaped Cards
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
Just Us Girls - Bold Letters
Craft Rocket - Newborn
Through the Purple Haze - I've got the Blues
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Friday, 10 May 2019

Alphabet Challenge - 'D is for Distress'

Today, a new challenge starts at Alphabet Challenge
where the theme for this fortnight is 'D is for Distress'
Inks or papers or both.
The details of the challenge can be found HERE

Here is my design team card, which I made for a friend and neighbour
who celebrated her birthday yesterday.
I came across the idea on Pinterest.

The products I have used are:-
Nellie Snellen/Nellie's Choice - Condolence Flourish
Inkylicious Twinchies stamp - Happy Birthday
Distress Inks

Challenges entered:-
Classic Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - Anything Goes/Option - Flowers
Creative Craft Cottage - Use Ink
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Flowers
Ellibelle's Wednesday Challenge - Feminine or add a Sentiment
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Birthday

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Kitchen Apron Card

Last month, my friend's husband asked if I would make a birthday card
for him to give to my friend.
She loves to cook, so I thought this apron and utensils would be perfect.
The products I have used are:-
Couture Creations A4 Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots
Apron and utensils die - Brand unknown
White on Black birthday sentiment - designed by Paula Pascual
Craft Stash - Alphabet Die
Home made Card Candi 
Challenges entered:-
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges - Female or Mum
Dream Valley Challenges - Pink Birthday
Allsorts Challenge - Pretty in Pink
Crafty Friends Challenge - Use More than One Die
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions
Ike's World - E for Embossing

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Monday, 6 May 2019

Birthday Card for a 4 Year Old

Today's card is one I made for my neighbour's daughter who celebrated 
her 4th birthday last month
I made the base card in pink, then die cut the pretty stitched panel
in white and glued directly onto the base card. I stamped the number four onto 
the same pink card and also white foam. After cutting them out by hand, I glued
 them together, and glued them onto the white panel. Lastly, I added some sequins, 
and the sentiment.

Products I have used are:-
Lawn Fawn - Quilted Backdrop
Docrafts Papermania - Typography Stamp
Woodware Punch - Scalloped Oval
Stampin' Up Punch - Word Window
Challenges entered:-
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/Optional - Bon Voyage/Travel
Allsorts Challenge - Pretty in Pink
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Fun Friday - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Feminine + A Sentiment
Krafty Chicks - Celebration
Creations in Pink - Anything Goes in Mainly Pink

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Winter Wonderland Christmas Challenge - 'Anything but a Square Card'

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: 'Anything but a Square Card'

All the details can be found HERE

Our sponsor for this challenge is: Bugaboo Digi Stamps
where the prize is a US$12.00 gift code
Here is my design team card...
The products I have used are:-
Bugaboo Digistamps - JJ Xmas Cheer
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles and Scalloped Circles
Woodware Punch - Scalloped Oval
Stampin' Up - Word Window Punch
Promarkers
Sentiment - Computer generated
Challenges entered:-
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes/Optional - Monochrome
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x



Friday, 3 May 2019

My Time to Craft #396 - 'CAS - Clean and Simple''

A new challenge starts today over at My Time to Craft
where the theme this fortnight is 'CAS - Clean and Simple'

All the details can be found HERE

Here is my design team card, which I made for a friend.
The products I have used are:-
Crafters Companion Die'Sire Embossaliscious Embossing Folder - Swirl Corner
Sizzix Thinlets - Hanging Planter
Julie Hickey Designs I Need It Stamps - Everyday Sentiments
Distress Ink 
Challenges entered:-
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Feminine + A Sentiment
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday/Option - Texture
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes/Option - Flowers
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Feminine
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday Challenge - Feminine or add a Sentiment

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Unicorn Birthday Card

I love this unicorn image, so I was really pleased when my friend asked if I could make 
her a birthday card for her granddaughter, with a unicorn on it, if possible.
After colouring the image I added a few coloured pearls and some Glamour dust.
The products I have used are:-
DigiStamp Boutique - Unicorn and Rainbow Together
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles and Scalloped Circles
Cuttlebug - Olivia Alphabet and Numbers
Computer generated sentiment
Promarkers
Challenges entered:-
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Challenge - Anything Goes
Ike's World - D is for Die Cuts/Anything Goes
Papercraft Challenges - For Women/Girls
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Dragons or mythical Creatures
Dream Valley Challenge - Pink Birthday
Animal Friends Challenge - Horses or Unicorns
Do-Al(l) Kreatives - Mythical Creatures/Fairies
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x