Saturday, 29 October 2016

A Pink and White CAS Birthday Card

Today I have a card I have made for my friend who is celebrating her birthday today. 
I have recently seen lots of crafters on Facebook and craft forums discussing
the dies they are buying very cheaply on eBay, which come from China.

I ordered a few and here is my first card made with the Happy Birthday die.
Like the crafters have all said, they cut and emboss beautifully.

The items I have used are:-
Sue Wilson PinPoint Embossing Folder - Rose Blooms
Cuttlebug 2x2 die set - Vintage

Challenges entered:-
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with a twist of add die cuts or a punch
Craft Rocket Challenges - Pretty Pinks
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything Goes
Morgan's ArtWorld - Embossing - Wet or Dry
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
 Inspiration Destination- Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Birthday

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

A CAS Christmas Card

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

 I have made a Clean and Simple Christmas card, using lilac as
a change from the usual traditional Christmas colours.

All the details can be found HERE

The items I have used are:-
Memory Box - Rizza Snowflake and Small Circle Burst
Sentiment Stamp - Free Gift with a craft magazine

Challenges entered:-
Rudolph Days October Challenge - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Add a Sentiment
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up - Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Christmas
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for October - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Sparkle Creations - Anything Goes

Visit the Dies R Us blog daily, for more great inspiration from the girls on the design team.
Why not check out all the fabulous dies available at the Dies R Us store AND, 
don't forget we have a Dies R Us Challenge Blog too!

A new challenge is offered on the 1st and 15th of each month with a PRIZE VOUCHER 
offered to the lucky winner of each challenge.


click below for:
STORE
CHALLENGE BLOG

INSPIRATION BLOG
FACEBOOK
PINTEREST
See you again soon!
Janice

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Sunny Day Crafting Challenge - 'Anything Goes'

Today, I am sharing my first Design Team card made for the 
Sunny Day Crafting - Always Anything Goes Challenge.

The challenges are held every week on a Tuesday, and it would be fabulous if you 
would like to have a go and enter any type of paper project.
All the details can be found HERE

I was recently asked to make a wedding card for one of my customers,
and this is what I made.

The items I have used are:-
Digi Stamp Boutique - Henry and Zoe get Wed
Memory Box - Corner Bow 
Die-Namics - Pierced Rectangles
Hougie Board
Promarkers
Sentiment - PC generated

Challenges entered:-
Live and Love Crafts - Traditional Pink
Addicted to Stamps - Lots of Layers
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Die Cuts/Punches
Crafting When We Can - No Square Card
Allsorts Challenge - Sparkle and Shine
The Pencil Case - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - In the Pink

Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back again tomorrow with my next
Dies R Us design team card.
Janice x


Friday, 21 October 2016

Wedding Anniversary

Today, I am sharing the card I made for my husband 
for our 36th wedding anniversary which we celebrated last week.
It's amazing how quickly the years have flown by.


The items I used are:-
Spellbinders Die D-Lites - Heart and Flutter
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Ribbon Tag Trio
Crafter's Companion Signature Collection Embossing folder - Heart Trellis

Challenges entered:-
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes
Decorate to Celebrate - Anything Goes
Perfectly Created Chaos -Anything Goes
Create and Makes - Anything Goes/Optional Theme - Use a Die
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Retarte - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Design Team News

I have some news to share....
I found out today that I have been selected 
to join the Sunny Day Crafting Design Team!


I will be making a weekly project, which will be shared on their blog every 
Tuesday when the 'Anything Goes' challenge is held. 

I have been joining in on these challenges for a few weeks now,
so you can imagine I am over the moon to have been selected!

I am really looking forward to working with the other ladies on the team,
and sharing my crafty makes with you.

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x


Wednesday, 19 October 2016

A Christmas Scene

 Today, I am sharing my latest design team card made
for the Dies R Us Inspirational Blog

All the details can be found HERE
The items I have used are:-
Cheery Lynn - Winter Wonderland Border
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Snowflake
Christmas Sentiment stamp - free gift with a craft magazine
Promarkers

I also used the die to make a New Home card for our friends.
Challenges entered:-
Holly Jolly Christmas - Snow or Snowment
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Cute or Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes or Colour Challenge
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Glitter and Sparkle
Card Mania - Let it Shine
Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with Dies
The 12 Months of Christmas - Anything Goes
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - Anything Goes

Check back daily on the Dies R Us blog for more great inspiration 
from the girls on the design team.
Why not check out all the fabulous dies available at the 
Dies R Us store AND, don't forget we have a Dies R Us Challenge Blog too!

A new challenge is offered on the 1st and 15th of each month with a PRIZE VOUCHER 
offered to the lucky winner of each challenge.


click below for:
STORE
CHALLENGE BLOG

INSPIRATION BLOG
FACEBOOK
PINTEREST
See you again soon!
Janice

Sunday, 16 October 2016

A Gilded Christmas Tree

Today, I am sharing my latest design team card 
made for the Dies R Us Inspirational Blog,
details of which can be found HERE

Items I have used are:-
Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangle Stackable
Memory Box - Flowering Christmas Tree
Indigo Blu Gilding Flakes - Yorkshire Dales
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Snowflake
Art Impressions sentiment stamp G-3150

Challenges entered:-
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Add a Sentiment
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - Use Green and Gold
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Glitter and Sparkle
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes/A Twist of the Seasons
Holly Jolly Christmas - Ornament
Southern Girls Challenge - Punches and Dies

Why not check out all the fabulous dies available at the Dies R Us store AND, don't forget we have a Dies R Us Challenge Blog too!

A new challenge is offered on the 1st and 15th of each month with a PRIZE VOUCHER 
offered to the lucky winner of each challenge.


click below for:
STORE
CHALLENGE BLOG

INSPIRATION BLOG
FACEBOOK
PINTEREST
See you again soon!
Janice

Saturday, 15 October 2016

"A Bit More Time to Craft challenge" - Anything Goes

Today, I am sharing my Design Team card made for the
'A Bit More Time to Craft Challenge Blog' where the theme is always 'Anything Goes'


The challenges are held on the 1st and 15th of the month where the lucky winners
can win their choice of 3 digi paper sets from the very talented Lozzy.

There are lots of fabulous sets to choose from which can be found
HERE and HERE, and they print beautifully.

You can find all the challenge details HERE on the blog, where you can also
see the rest of the design team's lovely makes.

Why not enter the challenge yourself to be in with a chance of winning.

The items I have used are:-
Papers from Lozzy's Delight set
Memory Box - Corner Bow Die
Digistamp Boutique - Milestone Word Art
Promarker

Challenges entered:-
Creative Craft Cottage - Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Love to Scrap - Go Pink
The Corrosive Challenge - Pink for Awareness
Unicorn Challenge - Pretty Pinks or Halloween
Glitter 'N' Sparkle - Think Pink
Daisy Chain - Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Live and Love Crafts - Traditional Pink


Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Thursday, 13 October 2016

A Sympathy Card

Today I am sharing a clean and simple card I made for my friend
when she lost her Mum. I really like using the branch and bird dies, and thought
they would be perfect for this type of card.
The items I have used are:-
Memory Box - Grove Branch 
Memory Box - Resting Birds
Couture Creations Embossing Folder - Tied Together
Carl Daisy Punch
Woodware Grass Leaf Punch
Sentiment - Computer generated

Challenges entered:-
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Galz - Use at least one die
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes/Use a Die
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

For anyone who loves flowers!

In case you're not aware and you love making floral cards, a new monthly
challenge has started this month called The Flower Challenge


There are some great design team samples on show and this is also one of the challenges
where I entered my recent 70th birthday card.

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

First Birthday Card

Today I am sharing a birthday card I made recently, for our friend's 
granddaughter's first birthday.


I made a similar one HERE earlier in the year where I shared the 
details of how I made the template.
With this card, I first of all embossed the front half of the card, and then 
using a blending brush and Fired Brick Distress ink, 
I lightly brushed over the whole of the embossed area.

The items I have used are:-
Crafter's Companion Signature Collection Embossing Folder- Heart Trellis
Die-Namics - Mini Pennant die
Craft Stash - Alphabet/Number die 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything Goes with a Hand Made Bow
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Think Pink
Glitter 'N' Sparkle - Think Pink
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes with Monochromatic
The Ribbon Girls - Anything Goes
Broken Fairy Designs - Anything Goes Monochromatic
Crafty Cardmakers - Birthdays

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x


Sunday, 9 October 2016

A 'Clean and Simple' 70th Birthday Card

Today's card is one I made for my niece to give to her neighbour.
The digital sentiment I used, is one of a set ten from Digistamp Boutique which you can find HERE


The set comprises of 10 special number birthdays, which I first saw being used HERE over on Pauline's blog, where she had made a card for her son's birthday.
If you have a moment, I do recommend you take a look through this lovely blog, as Pauline is very talented and makes some beautiful cards and projects.

The items I have used are:-
Digistamp Boutique - Milestone Word Art
Clearly Besotted Stamp and Die Set - Fairytale Ending
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Rectangles
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots
Promarkers

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
The Flower Challenge - Anything goes with Florals
Always Use Rubber - It's Not All Black and White
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Die Cuts
Digital Delights by Louby Lou - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Birthday Card for a Friend

Today I am sharing a birthday card I made recently for a friend.
Although I have owned this Spellbinders 3D embossing folder for a while
now, this was the first time I have used it.
I ran the folder through my Cuttlebug using some Crafter's Companion Centura
Pearl card, which I must say embosses beautifully.
(Apologies for quality of the photo, as the matted card looks black, whereas
I actually used wine red!)


The items I have used are:-
Spellbinders 3D M-bossabilities - Ornate Labels 1
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels 1
Art Impressions flower stamp - B2429
Sentiment stamp - Craft Magazine Free gift 
Docrafts Xcut Dies - Tags and Bookplate
Promarkers

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Retarte - Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Craft your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Birthdays
Dream Valley - Embossing (Wet or Dry)
Make my Monday - No Patterned Paper
Ooh La La - Feminine
Passion for Promarkers  - Add Texture

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x







Monday, 3 October 2016

A Cute Christmas Couple!

Today I am sharing a Christmas card with you, which I hope will be the first of many 
I make in the lead up to Christmas this year.

A new weekly challenge starts today over at The Merry Christmas Challenge, where 
there is a new theme every Monday to make a card or a tag for Christmas.

Although I have the best intentions every year to start my Christmas card making early, 
it never seems to happen, so I thought this might be a good way to 
get myself motivated and to start early!


The items I have used are:-
Stamps: Penny Black - Snow Trot and Personal Impressions - Happy Christmas
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Squares and Lacy Squares
Sizzix Framelits - Phrases
Couture Creations A4 Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots
Promarkers

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Use your favourite stamp
Christmas Card Challenge - Photo challenge
Crimbo Crackers - Snowmen
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Show Me a Snowman
CASology - Cute
Promarker Challenge - Spots or Stripes
My Sheri Crafts - Christmas
CCEE Stampers - Christmas
Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas
Penny's Paper-Crafting - Winter/Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge - T is for 'Two'
Crafting When We Can - Christmas

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Sunday, 2 October 2016

First Birthday Card

Today I am sharing a birthday card I made for our neighbour's little boy who 
recently celebrated his first birthday.
I used the Papermania large number stamp on Crafter's Companion pearlised card, and 
added the dots and dashes in white pen to highlight the edges.
The items I have used are:-
Papermania Large Number Stamps
Crafter's Companion Embossing Folder - Lattice
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Charmed, I'm Sure Tags
Woodware Star Punch
Alphabet/Number die - free from Craft Stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - Q is for Quick
Just Keep on Crafting - Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas - Emboss

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x