Friday, 27 May 2016

Birthday Tag Card

Today, I am sharing the card I made for The Fiskarettes design team
which you can find here on their Facebook page.


The items I have used are:-
Fiskars Tag Maker - Standard and Scallop
Clearly Besotted Stamps - Birthday die
Docrafts paper - Daisy and Dandelion Picnic Patch

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday - Adding Dimension
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Father's Day/Male

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Golfing Birthday Card

Today, I would like to share my design team card which I
made for the Dies R Us Inspirational Blog.


Although I've made a male birthday card this time, it could also 
be made for Father's Day, or change the colours a little to make 
a card for a female golfer!

I love making cards with this die set.
It can be used for any type of celebration, plus the card when made, 
folds flat for postage!

Full instructions on how I made this card can be found HERE


The items I have used are:-
Spellbinders Pop-Ups - Happy Days
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Ovals
Memory Box - Mini Golfing Carts
Memory Box - Stitched Borders
Sizzix - Framelits Phrases die and stamp set
Darice embossing folder - Clouds
Inkylicious blending brush
Distress Ink pad

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Creative Card Crew - Masculine
Cuttlebug Mania - Embossing
Scrap-Creations - Father's Day/Masculine card
Crafting Musketeers - Summer
Allsorts Challenge - Happy Birthday
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Friday, 20 May 2016

80th Birthday Card

Firstly I would like to say hello and welcome to a new follower to
my blog, LesleyG. Thank you for joining me.

Today I am sharing an 80th birthday card I made for a lady I used to
work with a few years ago.
(Apologies for the dark photo)
The items I have used are:-
Spellbinders Beaded Ovals
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Ovals
Spellbinders Fancy Tags
Image is a free digital stamp coloured with Promarkers
The sentiment was computer generated

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
The Sisterhood of Crafters - No designer paper
As You Like It - Favourite Big or Little Bows (and why)
[I am most happiest making little bows for my cards]
Fussy and Fancy - Dies and/or Punches
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - Flowers
Creative Corner Challenges - Clean and Simple
Crafty Gals Corner - May flowers
Little Red Wagon - Blooming Fun!

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Daisy Birthday Card

Today, I would like to share my latest design team card I made
for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.
I had a crafter's 'happy accident' with this one! 
I planned to have the white label card embossed, so I kept the white card inside 
the label die and ran it through my Swiss Dots embossing folder. 
Unfortunately, I placed it the wrong way round, so it was de-bossed instead, 
but I liked that too, so kept it that way!

The items I have used are:-
Spellbinders dies - Labels Ten
Crafts-Too die - Daisy CTD 17073
Memory Box die - Truly Gifted
Docrafts X-Cut - Tags and Bookplates

Thanks for looking in.
Janice X





Monday, 16 May 2016

Thinking About You Card

Today, I would like to show you my latest project for the Fiskarettes Design Team,
which can be found here on their Facebook page, where you
will find other projects made by the design team.
This card has made a very small dent into my box of scrap papers!

I punched 16 squares from four co-ordinating scraps of patterned papers,
glued them onto a piece of white card, and then ran it
through an embossing folder to give the textured effect.
I then mat and layered onto coloured and white card,
glued it to the card base and finished by adding the stamped
sentiment and diamant├ęs.

The items I have used are:-
Creative Expressions Embossing folder - Textures-Linen
Lawn Fawn stamps - Scripty Sayings
Woodware square punched

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes
A Beautiful Mess - Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge - Favourite Patterned or Embossed Paper (and why)
[I love running papers through my embossing folders to give different textures]
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Artbymiran Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x



Friday, 13 May 2016

Small Gift Box

Here is my latest project made for the Fiskarettes Design team which you
 can find on their Facebook page here along with projects made by other team members.

I found the idea on Pinterest which led me to the very talented Sam's blog at
www.pootles.co.uk
Following Sam's tutorial, I measured a piece of card 6"x3"
I scored across the middle at 3", then scored from the 1.5" centre points top
and bottom to the 3" centre line as shown here using dotted lines as the score lines.

I punched holes on both sides for the ribbon.
I punched two tags using the Fiskars Tag punch, and cut each one in half.
I stamped the sentiment on the white card, and used a 3D foam pad to stick it to the pink tag.
I then attached it to the box with DST and added a button to finish.

I am entering this treat box into the following challenges:-
Watercooler Wednesday - All Boxed Up
Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Add a sentiment 
Decorate to Celebrate - Anything Goes
In the Pink - Happy Anything
Cre8tive Hands - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes + A Sentiment

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Thursday, 12 May 2016

30th Birthday Card

First I would like to welcome Pauline, a new follower to my blog. 
I hope you will be able to pop over to her blog to look at her work.

Today I am sharing a 30th birthday card I made for one of our neighbours
who celebrated her birthday last weekend.
The weather was perfect for her celebrations, we spent the whole time
in the garden in the sunshine.
The items I have used are:-
Papermania - Large number stamps
EK Success Corner Adorner Punch - Photo Corner
Stampin' Up Punch - Word Window
Woodware Scallop Punch

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Add a Sentiment
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Pink and Girly

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Sunday, 8 May 2016

85th Birthday Card

Today I am sharing my latest project made for the Dies R Us Inspirational Blog.

One of my friends asked me to make a special
85th birthday card for her to give to her Mum.
The items I have used are:-
Creative Expressions, Sue Wilson Die - Gemini Pavo 
Creative Expressions, Sue Wilson Die - Petite Arched Adornment
Creative Expressions Embossing Folder - Textures-Linen 
Spellbinders Labels Eighteen
 Cuttlebug Olivia alphabet
Brittania Word Dies

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthdays
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Celebrate Mum!
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Crafting with Attitude - Anything Goes

Here are the links for all things Dies R Us if you would like to take a look.
Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Female Birthday Card

First of all, I would like to welcome a new follower to my blog - Carol.
I hope you will be able to pop over to her blog to see her lovely work.

Today, I have a card to share made recently for a friend.
She loves her cups of tea, so I thought this stamp was a good one to use for her.
I thought I would use this embossing folder as she also loves making quilts.
I remember struggling to find this folder to buy, as it was so popular at the time,
but I can probably count on one hand the amount of times I have used it!
The items I have used are:-
Docrafts Papermania Tri-Boss Embossing Folder - Bouffle Patchwork
Die-Namics - Mini Pennant
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Rectangles
Stamp - free gift with crafting magazine
Promarkers

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Double D Challenges - Happy Mother's Day/Happy Birthday
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Melonheadz Friends - Pastel Colours
Cards in Envy - Just us Girls
Craft your Passion - Always Anything Goes
Cards and More - Focus on Die Cuts
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x