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

Monday, 8 July 2019

A 'Clean and Simple' Wedding Card

Today I am sharing a wedding card, requested by a friend to give to some friends.
She asked for it to be similar to the ones I had made previously.
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
Woodware Leaf and Daisy punches
Names and date sentiment - Computer generated
Challenges entered:-
Always Fun Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Dies or Punches
Dream Valley Challenge - Use the colours Yellow and Black
AAA Cards - CAS Maxi white space/Optional - Christmas
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x


Saturday, 6 July 2019

Alphabet Challenge - H is for 'Hats and Handbags'

A new challenge has started at Alphabet Challenge
where the theme for this fortnight is H is for 'Hats and Handbags'

The details of the challenge can be found HERE

Here is my design team card...
The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Labels 18
Stampin' Up Word Window Punch
Lili of the Valley Art Pad - Just for Girls
Backing Paper from stash
Challenges entered:-
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Feminine Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Cardz 4 Galz - Party Time/Celebrate

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Friday, 5 July 2019

Winter Wonderland Challenge - Christmas or Winter Buildings

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: Christmas or Winter Buildings

All the details can be found HERE

Our sponsor for this challenge is: Twinkle Lane Designs
The prize on offer to our winner is:-
a choice of 3 items from the Etsy shop - either;
-3 digi stamps
-3 digital paper packs
-or a mix of digi's and papers

Here is my design team card...
The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Labels 1 & 15
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Squares
Promarkers
Challenges entered:-
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes/Optional - Non traditional colours
Cute N' Crafty Christmas - Anything Goes
Scrapyland - Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations - Christmas in July
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

A Masculine Birthday Card

Today, I am sharing the birthday card I made for my nephew's recent birthday.
I used my Misti to position and ink the background stamp
in the three colours.
I die-cut the sentiment in blue card and black foam, glued them
together to give it some dimension. I added a few enamel dots to finish.
Challenges entered:-
Crafty Cardmakers - Anything Goes
Make My Monday - Begins with the letter B (Birthday)
Simon Says - Make Your Own Background
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes
CAS on Friday - Use these Colours
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog.
Janice x

Monday, 1 July 2019

Birthday Card For My Great Niece

Today, I am sharing the card I made for my eldest great niece who celebrated
her birthday last week.
After embossing the card with the hearts folder, I lightly brushed the 
embossing with distress ink.

The products I have used are:-
Docrafts - Xcut Embossing Folder - Hearts
Memory Box - Simple Banner
Cuttlebug Number Dies - Olivia
Happy Birthday and Alphabet dies - Brand unknown
Ranger Distress Ink 
Challenges entered:-
Crafty Friends Challenge - Things beginning with 'B' (Banner die)
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Cute Card Thursday - Birthdays
Die Cuttin Divas - Happy Birthday To You
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x