Monday, 30 March 2020

A Bowl Cosy

My latest make is a bowl cosy, which comes in very handy when I catch
up on the morning news in front of the television, eating my porridge!
There are lots of tutorials available on YouTube.
I used this one HERE by the Crafty Gemini.

The pattern can be adapted for the size of your bowls.
By turning your bowl over, measure with a tape measure from the edge,
 all the way over and down to the other edge. Then by adding one inch, this will give
you the size squares you will need for the inside, outer fabric and the wadding. 

I used two co-ordinating fabrics from an Aldi fat quarter pack. 
 Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Friday, 27 March 2020

Masculine Birthday Card

I hope you are all keeping safe, well and managing to keep busy crafting.

Today, I am sharing the card I made for a friend who
celebrated his 40th birthday earlier this month.
The products I have used are:-
Penny Black die - Happy Birthday
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles
Numbers and Swirly Lines - Brand unknown
Snippets of silver mirror card
Challenges entered:-
Fab 'n' Funky - Masculine
Little Red Wagon - Leftovers (Pieces of silver mirror card)
Watercooler Wednesdays - All About Occasions
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash - Happy Birthday
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Monday, 23 March 2020

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 this month is ‘In Bloom’
All the details can be found HERE
I made a background using the free flower digi stamp,
which you can find HERE

I then coloured it with Promarkers, and mat and layered it on
to the base card.

The products I have used are:-
Go-Kreate Dies - Concentrics Frilly Squares 10
Paper Rose - Happy Birthday
Promarkers
Challenges entered:-
Aud Sentiments - Spring/Easter Sentiment
Cardz 4 Galz - Spring Flowers
Craft Rocket Flowers
Crafty Girls Corner - Use Flowers
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Spring is Coming
As You Like It - Spring or Easter (and why)
Spring - seeing the Spring flowers and looking forward to warmer temperatures

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

A Triangular Quilted Zip Pouch

With all that is happening at the moment regarding the Coronavirus,
I am guessing that many of my crafting family and friends will be
keeping themselves occupied either with sewing, knitting, crocheting
and card-making.


Today, I am sharing this quilted pouch which I made yesterday afternoon. 
I found the instructions on YouTube.

Since I started sewing, I have been keeping my sewing clips in an empty
Ferrero Rocher box, but I thought this pouch would be perfect to keep them in now.
The fabrics I have used are part of a set of fat quarters from Aldi's.
I have a list of sewing projects to keep me busy, and I also plan to start crocheting
again, something I haven't done since teaching myself to make a matinee jacket
for my eldest nephew who is now 40! I much preferred knitting to crocheting
back then, knitting plenty of baby clothes and items for myself.
I wonder how I will get on this time?

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x


Friday, 20 March 2020

My Time to Craft #428 - 'Off the Edge'

A new challenge starts today over at My Time to Craft
where the theme this fortnight is 'Off the Edge'

Here is my design team card...
All the details of the challenge can be found HERE
I covered the card base with a piece of double sided paper from the paper pack,
and then die cut the front with the curved, stitched die. 
The products I have used are:-
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Borders
Memory Box - Corner Bow
The Works paper pad - Gorgeous Soft Pastels
Sentiment Stamp - Magazine freebie
Challenges entered:-
Time Out - Birthday
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Cuttlebug Mania - Happy Birthday
Shopping Our Stash - Happy Birthday
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Creatalicious - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

A Female ‘Eclipse’ Style Birthday Card

Today, I am sharing the birthday card I made recently for my sister, 
which I really enjoyed making. I love the effect of the partially stamped letters
set against the de-bossed background.
 I found the design on Pinterest.
I started by drawing round the letter dies on a snippet of white card, and then 
stamping each letter randomly with the peg dies (which I have had for many 
years, which I bought individually at an Ally Pally craft fair), and the flower 
stamp from the Stampin’ Up set, using three different coloured inks.

Next I die-cut the letters and mounted each one on foam. I then de-bossed the 
card base and stamped the sentiment. After carefully positioning the letters 
and adhering them to the card, I then added the ribbon and diamanté gems.
The products I have used are:-
Rubber Stamp Tapestry Wooden Peg stamps
Stampin’ Up - Itty Bitty Buds
Ranger Ink Letter It - Birthday
Crafts-Too Embossing Folder - Snowdrops
Alphabet dies - Brand unknown
Challenges entered:-
Arty Divas - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Spring is Coming
Shopping Our Stash - Happy Birthday
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Unicorn Challenge - Flower Power
Use Your Stuff - Spring
AAA Birthday - Flowers
Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x



Sunday, 15 March 2020

A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge #112 - Anything Goes

A new challenge starts today at 'A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge Blog'
where the theme is always 'Anything Goes'

Here is my design team card made for a friend's birthday, using two of the papers
from the Blow Brown set...
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. 
The products I have used are:-
Lozzy's Blow Brown digi papers
Presscut - Happy Birthday
Promarkers - used to edge both papers
Challenges entered:-
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/Optional - Boys and their Toys
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Weather
Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x



Friday, 13 March 2020

New Baby Card

Today, I have a ‘clean and simple’ new baby card to share, which I made for 
my neighbours who recently had a baby boy.
The products I have used are:-
Memory Box - Precious Hearts and Bow dies
Elizabeth Craft Design dies - Balloons
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Baby Words
Challenges entered:
Cute Card Thursday - Celebrate
Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Three of Something (Three dies)
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x


Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Female Birthday Card

Today, I am sharing a card made for a friend’s birthday last week.
I embossed the left hand panel of card, added a piece of patterned paper
from my stash and covered the join with some pretty lace. I stamped the
sentiment, die cut with a stitched banner die, then added the diamant√© 
gems to finish. Both the embossing folder and the sentiment stamp were 
craft magazine free gifts.
Challenges entered:-
Cuttlebug Mania - Happy Birthday
Crafty Cardmakers - Green
Cutie Pie Challenge - Gorgeous Greens
Double Trouble Paper Crafting - Let's Go Green
Dream Valley Challenges - For Girls Only
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Monday, 9 March 2020

A Quilted Flat Bottom Make Up Bag

Today, I am sharing a make up bag I made for my sister for her birthday.
I quilted the outer fabric which is a fat quarter purchased from Aldi’s.
The zipper tab corners could certainly be a lot squarer, but I realise it’s the 
wadding I’ve used is slightly too thick, so next time I will cut it a 1/4” smaller 
all round to accommodate the seam allowance.


My sister was pleased with it, and that’s all that matters!
I really enjoyed making it and might go larger next time and make a 
matching toiletries bag.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Saturday, 7 March 2020

Winter Wonderland Christmas Challenge - ‘Blue Christmas’

A new challenge has started at Winter Wonderland where the theme
this month is 'Blue Christmas'

Here is my design team card...

The challenges are held on the first Friday of each month.
Our sponsor for this month's challenge is: Bugaboo Stamps

The prize on offer for our lucky winner is:
$12 gift code to spend in the Bugaboo Stamps store

All the details of the challenge can be found HERE

The products I have used are:-
Crafts-Too Embossing Folder - Snowdrops
Stitched Pennant Dies - Brand Unknown
Promarkers 
Challenges entered:-
ABC Christmas - E for Embossing, F for Freebie, G for Gold
Addicted to Stamps and More  - CAS
Fezziwigs Festive Frolics - Christmas Tree
Digi Chooseday Crafting - Anything Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Embossing

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Friday, 6 March 2020

My Time to Craft #427 - Farmyard Animals


A new challenge starts today over at My Time to Craft
where the theme this fortnight is 'Farmyard Animals'


Here is my design team card...
A simple matt and layered card, with card candi and a peel-off sentiment.

All the details of the challenge can be found HERE
The products I have used are:-
Hunkydory - The Second Little Book of Decoupage
Home made card candi
Challenges entered:-
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
TTCRD - Anything Goes
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with a Critter
Animal Friends - Chickens
Do-Al(l) Kreatives - Male Birthday

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Monday, 2 March 2020

A Zipped Boxed Cosmetic Bag/Pouch

Today, I am sharing a zipped 'boxed' make-up style bag/pouch I made yesterday,
using a tutorial I found on YouTube.
On Saturday, I went with my friend to The Stitch Festival at the
 London Business Design Centre, Islington. I was lucky enough to have
win two tickets to the show in a Facebook competition.
We both enjoyed our day there, making some purchases of fabric and
a few haberdashery bits.
I used leftover material from a quilted placemat I made recently which you
can see HERE. This material was purchased at
The true colour of the bag is shown in the above two photos,
not the one below which looks pink!
Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x