Saturday, 8 May 2021

Winter Wonderland Christmas Challenge - Winter Sports

 A new challenge has started over at Winter Wonderland Christmas Challenge Blog
where the theme this month is 'Winter Sports'

Sharing my design team card...


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

All the details can be found HERE

Our sponsor this month is All Dressed Up

The products I have used are:
All Dressed Up  digi stamp - Sledging  Pup
Promarkers
Crafts -Too Embossing Folder - Snowdrops
Stampin’ Up - Word Window punch
Woodware punch - Scalloped Oval

Challenges entered:-

Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Christmas

Crafty Animals - Anything Goes

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes with Critters

Crafter’s Cafe - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x


Friday, 7 May 2021

My Time to Craft Christmas #009 - DL/Slimline

 A new challenge starts today over at  My Time to Craft Christmas where the
theme this fortnight is 'DL/Slimline’

Sharing my design team card...
The details of the challenge can be found HERE

I started by glueing a piece of the festive paper, edged with a red Promarker to the card base.
I then die-cut the word ‘merry’ in red mirror card and red foam glue-ing them together,
to give them some dimension. I then glued them onto the card.

The word  Christmas was die-cut using just one piece of white card.

The products I have used are:
Britannia die - Christmas
Alphabet dies - brand unknown
The Works paper pad - The Colours of Christmas (Authentic)
Challenges entered:

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x



Wednesday, 5 May 2021

A ‘Clean and Simple’ Birthday Card

This is a clean and simple card I made for a friend a couple of months ago,
which was nice and quick to make. I highlighted the embossing using the
pearlescent chalks, added the sentiment and gems to finish. 
The products I have used are:
Docrafts - Xcut Tri-Boss Embossing Folder - Strictly Party (Butterfly Aperture)
Sentiment stamp - magazine free gift
Pebbles Inc - Pearlescent Chalks

Challenges entered:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Hers
Watercooler Wednesday  - All Things Feminine
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
Ike’s World - Birds/Butterflies
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x


Friday, 30 April 2021

My Time to Craft Challenge #456 - Sentimental

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

The sentiment should be the focal point.

Sharing my design team card, made for a friend...
All the details of the challenge can be found HERE

I recently won a gift card to spend in the Dare 2B Arty store
after entering one of  their challenges. I chose this sentiment die as my prize.

The products I have used are:
Dare 2B Artzy - Happy Birthday layer die
The Works paper pad - Watercolour Florals
EK Success - Small circle punch

Challenges entered:

Aud Sentiment - Birthday 

Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Janice x


Wednesday, 28 April 2021

70th Birthday Card

 Today I am sharing the birthday card I made for my sister for her 70th birthday.

I recently made a Christmas card using a set of the Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamps
which you can see HERE, so I decided to make a similar card using the Ginger Hearts set.

I found that by stamping on a faintly drawn pencil circle, it made it easier for me 
to create the wreath. I die-cut the numbers in both card and foam, glued them 
together to give some dimension.
The products I have used are:-
Rubber Stamp Tapestry Stamps - Ginger Hearts
Cuttlebug Alphabet - Olivia
Pierced square dies - Brand unknown

Challenges entered:
Watercooler Wednesday  - All About Occasions
Crafty Gals Corner - Easter/Spring
Little Red Wagon - Smell the Roses
Sisterhood of Crafters - How does your garden grow?
Paper Funday - Anything Goes - Optional Spring has Sprung
Ike’s World - Springtime/Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x




Monday, 26 April 2021

My 'Inspiration Scribbler' Card for Scribbles Designs - ‘Sheep Thrills’

 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 ‘Sheep Thrills’

The details of the challenge can be found HERE

The products I have used are:-
Unico stamps - Simply Said
Stitched dies - Brand unknown
The Works paper pad - 
Promarkers

Challenges entered:
Dragonfly Dreams - Feature a Creature 
Crafter’s Castle - Anything Goes
Di’s Digi Designs - Animals Acting Like Humans
Aud Sentiments - Use a Birthday Sentiment
Kraft Chicks - All Occasions
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions
Moving Along with the Times - Animals or Birds

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x


Friday, 23 April 2021

My Time to Craft Christmas #008 - Baubles

  A new challenge starts today over at  My Time to Craft Christmas where the
theme this fortnight is 'Baubles...but not on a tree’

Sharing my design team card...

The details of the challenge can be found HERE

I started by die-cutting the baubles die in silver mirror card and glued it directly
onto the card base. 

Next, I cut each of the baubles in red card and paper pieced them in place.
Using my Scor-Buddy, I scored a few lines in opposite corners to add some detail.
Lastly, I added a silver peel-off sentiment.

Challenges entered:
Merry Little Christmas  - Anything Goes
Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x



Wednesday, 21 April 2021

My First Crocheted Blanket

 After teaching myself to crochet through lockdown and starting with small projects
(pumpkins, infinity scarves and nested baskets, I thought I’d try being a bit
more adventurous and try making a blanket.

Not wanting it to be too difficult, I searched online at various designs, and
decided I should start with making one using just one colour, one stitch
and one border! I thought it best to work up gradually to crocheting in
different stitches and colours.

I have been following Christine from Hope and Chances with her card making
for a few years now, and attended a few of her classes when she owned her
studio in Gravesend.

She is a self taught crocheter, and has made some lovely blankets and cushions
which you can find on her blog and also in her Folksy shop HERE

Seeing a couple Christine has made up in this style, I thought it was a
good one for me to try.

This is just rows and rows of double crochet which took me a few weeks to complete.
For the scalloped/shell border, I followed Bella Coco’s Crochet tutorial which
can be found HERE on YouTube.
I did enjoy making this, so I have now started another, again in just one colour
but this time using a different stitch and border.

I purchased the yarn online from The CheapShop, Tiptree, Essex.
I used seven 100g balls of Stylecraft Special DK in the colour ‘Stone’
 
Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x


Monday, 19 April 2021

Birthday Card for a Horse Lover

I was recently asked by a friend if I could make a card for her 
granddaughter who loves horses. 
I found this image on the internet which I thought was perfect for her. 
I used Word to add  the sentiment below it.
I then mat and layered it onto brown card, attached the die-cut
Die-Namics Corner Concepts greeting and glued it all directly onto the 
card base.

Challenges entered:
Dragonfly Dreams - Feature a Creature
The Paper Players - Clean and Simple Birthday
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes
Daisy Chain Challenge - Monochrome
Pearly Sparkle Challenge  - Animal, Birds and/or Insects

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x



Friday, 16 April 2021

My Time to Craft Challenge #455 - Stationery

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

Sharing my design team card, made for a school teacher friend...

All the details of the challenge can be found HERE

The products I have used are:-
My Favourite Things, Die-Namics - Office Supplies
Card Deco - Happy Birthday
EK Success punch - Small circle
The Works paper pad - Modern Vintage
Challenges entered:
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Watercooler Wednesday - Masculine
TTCRD - Anything Goes
Get Creative - Anything Goes
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today .
Janice x

Thursday, 15 April 2021

A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge #138 - 'Anything Goes'

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

Sharing my design team card, using one of the set of Beauty Light digi papers
which I printed directly onto the card base.

.

The sentiment die is one I recently won (along with a sentiment stamp set)
when I took part in one of the snippets challenges held over
at  Pixie's Crafty Workshop

I really love the font of this die.
I die-cut it twice with blue card and glued them together to give some dimension.
Lastly, I added some gems.

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.

Looking for latest Challenge Here Click Badge Below
The products I have used are:-
Lozzy’s CrBeauty Light digi papers
Stampin’ Up - Happy Birthday Thinlets die
Challenges entered:-

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x






Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Anniversary Card

Today, I am sharing the anniversary card I made for friends last month.
I made them this 'clean and simple' card...
The products I have used are:
Memory Box - Heart Swoosh
Couture Creations Embossing Folder - Tied Together
Avery Elle - Simple Sentiments Dies

I added a few sequins and gems to finish the card.

Challenges entered:
Ike’s World Challenge - Anything Goes/Optional - Springtime
Use your Stuff - Spring/Easter
Crafter’s Castle - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - A is for Anniversary

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Friday, 9 April 2021

My Time To Craft Christmas Challenge #007 - 'Snow People'

 A new challenge starts today over at  My Time to Craft Christmas where the
theme this fortnight is 'Snow People'

Sharing my design team card...

The details of the challenge can be found HERE

I die-cut the image with one of the smaller label dies, and die-e cut the card base with
one of the larger dies from the set. I then embossed the card base with the
Snowdrops embossing folder.

Next I placed a blue panel covered by a piece of acetate behind the aperture.
Lastly, I attached the image with 3D foam pads.

The products I have used are:-
Personal Impressions wood mounted stamp - P1251F
(designed by Lindsay Mason)
Crafts-Too Embossing Folder - Snowdrops
Spellbinders Labels 3
Promarkers

Challenges entered:-
Christmas 24 Challenge - Snowpeople
Die Cut Diva’s - Window or Aperture Card
Dies R Us - Anything Goes
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes

Krafty Chicks - Christmas 

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x





Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Male Birthday Card

Today, I am sharing a card I made for a friend who celebrated
his birthday last month.

Using snippets of paper and card from my ever growing stash, I started by embossing the card base front with the ‘Distress’ embossing folder, and the black card with the ‘Houndstooth’ folder.

Next, I mat and layered the paper and sentiment onto black card.
Lastly, I added the three punched circles in the corner.

I really like this layout which I came across on 
Pinterest, so I’ll definitely be using it again.

The products I have used are:-
Woodware stamps - Made For You
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Houndstooth
Crafter's Companion 'Textures' Embossing Folder - Distress
Hobbycraft Circle Punch
Challenges entered:-
Allsorts Challenge - Anything Goes option Monochromatic  
TTCRD - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x




Saturday, 3 April 2021

My Time to Craft #454 - Easter

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

Sharing my design team card...

All the details can be found HERE
The products I have used are:-
Clearly Besotted - Hoppy Easter stamps
Clearly Besotted - Hoppy Easter die collection
Sentiment stamp - Brand unknown
Promarkers
Scor-Buddy

Challenges entered:-
Paper Shelter - Easter Time
Sisterhood of Crafters - Easter/Spring
The Card Concept - Celebrate Easter
Everbody-Art Challenge - Easter
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Easter/Spring
Stamps and Fun Creativity - Spring and/or Easter

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x



Friday, 2 April 2021

Winter Wonderland Christmas Challenge - Peace on Earth



A new challenge starts today over at Winter Wonderland Christmas Challenge Blog
where the theme this month is 'Peace on Earth'

Here is my design team card...
The challenges are held on the first Friday of each month.

All the details can be found HERE

Our sponsor for this month is: Sheepski Designs 
The prize on offer for the winner is - 3 images of their choice.


The products I have used are:
Sheepski DesignsWinter Deer
DCWV a paper Pad - The Christmas Printed Paper Pack
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Scalloped Squares
Stitched square and Banner die - Brands unknown
EK Success punch - Small Circle
Promarkers 

Challenges entered:-
Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas
Merry Little Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Female Birthday Card

Today’s card is one I made earlier this month for a friend.
It’s very clean and simple, made by using an embossing folder, a Penny Black 
stamp and some Promarkers.
The products I have used are:
Penny Black wood mounted stamp - Poppy Fields
Docraft Xcut Embossing Folder - Swirls Oval
Promarkers
Challenges entered:
Paperminutes - Use an Embossing Folder
Try it on a Tuesday - Hello Spring
TTCRD - Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge - BUNNIES & BLOOMS - Easter or Spring Cards
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes - Optional 'Flowers'
Make My Monday - Easter or Spring card
Simon Says - Easter or Spring
Stamps and Fun - Spring and/or Easter

Thank you for visiting my blog today.
Janice x


Monday, 29 March 2021

Mother’s Day Card

Today I am sharing a Mother’s day card my friend asked me to
make for her to give to her Mum.
I enjoyed using the pearlescent chalks to colour the embossed flowered frame. 
They were one of my very first purchases many years ago and they are 
still as good as new.

The products I have used are:
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Blossom
Lux Craft from Hobbycraft Embossing Folder and Die Set - Floral Frame
Pebbles Inc - Pearlescent Chalks
Sentiment - Computer generated

Challenges entered:
Dragonfly Dreams - Include a Flower or Flowers
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage - Clean and Simple

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x