Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Design Team News - Making Memories Crafting

Today I can share some news which I've had to sit on for a little while!

I am excited to say that I have been chosen to be part of the
Making Memories Crafting Challenge Blog design team.

I will be working alongside eight very talented ladies, and we can't wait for the 
first challenge to begin on the 6th January 2017 to share our makes with you.

The challenges will be held on the 1st Friday of every month, where it
maybe a sketch, a mood board, a colour or a theme etc. 

We have some great sponsors onboard and there will be prizes to be won,
as well as awarding Top 3 and Winner badges for your blogs.

Tomorrow, Lorraine and Sonia will start introducing the design team on the blog,
 so do pop over daily and get to know us all.

I do hope my crafty friends and followers will come and join in with the challenges.
Please feel free to spread the word.

We're looking forward to seeing you take part in the New Year.

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x


Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Sunny Day Crafting Challenge - 'Always Anything Goes'

Today, over at Sunny Day Crafting, it's the 'Always Anything Goes' challenge

The challenges are held weekly on a Tuesday, and we
would love to see your entry of any type of paper project.

Why not pop over to the blog and take a look at the fabulous
inspiration from the talented Design Team.

All the details of the challenge can be found HERE


My card is one I made recently for a West Ham United football fan.
I die cut the sentiment in claret and silver mirri card, offset them slightly
to make them 'pop' on the card.

The items I have used are:-
Sizzix Embossing Folder - Note Book Cover
Crafts Too Sentiment Die - Happy Birthday
Home made card candi

Challenges entered:-
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish - Stripes or Dots
AAA Cards - Circles
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - Cut it Up
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - Birthday

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Just to Say....

Today I am sharing my latest card 

All the details of how I made this card can be found HERE


The items I have used:-
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Houndstooth
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Label Set
Distress Ink - Dusty Concord
Inkylicious Brushes
Sentiment Stamp - Free with a craft magazine

Challenges entered:-
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiment - Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes

Check 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

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

A Snowflake Christmas Card

Hello, Janice here with you again to share my latest card 
made for the Dies R Us Inspirational Blog.
All the details of how I made the card can be found HERE

Today I am sharing a fairly quick, clean and simple card which could be mass 
produced in no time if needed.


Items I have used:-
Poppy Stamps - Giovanna Snowflakes
Sue Wilson Designs - Happy Christmas
Hougie Board

Challenges entered:-
CHNC Extra for November - Anything Goes
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Getting Ready For Christmas
The Paper Players - CAS Christmas
CHNC #308 - Cute or Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas
Christmas Card Challenge
Make my Monday - CAS Christmas

Thanks so much for stopping by.Check back 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, 22 November 2016

Sunny Day Crafting Challenge - 'Anything Goes'

 Today, it's the 'Always Anything Goes' weekly challenge
over at Sunny Day Crafting

The challenges are held every 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


This is a card I made for a friend and neighbour of ours, who was celebrating
his birthday yesterday whilst on a Caribbean cruise, lucky fella!

There are plenty of Dinner Jacket/Tuxedo style cards on Pinterest,
which is where I got the idea from, and thought it would be appropriate for David!

I came across Tami's card which I loved and have 'cased' it.
She also has a great tutorial, on making the bow tie with the punch board.

The items I have used are:-
WRMK Envelope Punch Board
Hougie Board

Challenges entered:-
Just Keep on Crafting - Anything Goes
Paper Creator - Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday - Layer it Up
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Ooh La La Challenge - Birthday Celebrations
Through the Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Monday, 21 November 2016

A Christmas Reindeer

Today I am sharing a 'Clean and Simple' Christmas card, which is particularly
 quick to put together if you have lots to make.


The items I have used are:-
Embossing Folder - Snowflakes
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels 18
Crafter's Companion - Die'Sire- Classiques Christmas - Elegant Reindeer

Challenges entered:-
CHNC Extra for Christmas - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Guyz - Reindeer
CHNC #308 - Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with a Twist - Use Red
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Christmas/Holidays
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x


Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Sunny Day Crafting Challenge - "Anything Goes"

Firstly, I would like to welcome Lorraine, a new follower to my blog.

I'm back again today with another 'Always Anything Goes' challenge
over at Sunny Day Crafting

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


Today I have a birthday card to share, which I made recently for my friend's
granddaughter's 1st birthday.

The items I used are:-
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Happy Birthday
Cuttlebug Alphabet/Numbers - Olivia
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles and Scalloped Circles
Craft Stash - Alphabet/Number Die

Challenges entered:-
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Craft your Passion - Always Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Embossing/Heat or Dry
Glitter 'N' Sparkle - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

"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
where you will find they print beautifully.

I hope you can see that I added Glamour Dust to the snowflakes on the paper,
and to the die cut to give the card some sparkle.

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:-
Lozzy's Snowflake Grunge papers
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Scalloped Squares
Snowflake Die - purchased from eBay

Challenges entered:-
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. - Winter
Cardz 4 Galz - Contempory Christmas
Fussy and Fancy - Ice/Snow
CHNC #307 - Colour - Coral (a little or a lot)
CHNC Challenge Extra for November - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Layered Poinsettias

Today, I have a Christmas card to share with you. 
When I was shopping yesterday, I noticed the poinsettia plants are already on display.
 I thought I'd make a pontsettia card today, as it's been raining here all day, so giving me 
plenty of time to spend in my craft room!

The items I have used are:-
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Layered Poinsettia 
Wreath die - purchased from eBay
Stamped Sentiment - Inca Dot Stamp/In1016-b
Siesta Corner Rounder - Lip pattern 

Challenges entered:-
Jingle Belles - Flower Power
The Flower Challenge - Theme is Occasion
Crafty Gals Corner - Use a Sentiment
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Anything Goes
Crafting Musketeers - Christmas Wishes
Winter Wonderland Challenge - Add Ribbon of Lace/or Christmas Flowers
The Paper Shelter - Christmas is Coming
Inky Chicks - Winter Wonderland
Cardz 4 Galz - Contempory Christmas

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Sunny Day Crafting Challenge - 'Anything Goes'

It's Tuesday again and time for another 'Always Anything Goes' challenge
over at Sunny Day Crafting

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

Today, I am sharing a 60th birthday card made for a friend.


The items I have used are:-
Presscut - Centre Stepper die
Memory Box - Tilth Floral
Brittania Sentiment dies
Woodware Butterfly punch

Challenges entered:-
Melonheadz Friends - Add a Sentiment
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Use Die Cuts or Punches
Crafty Boots - Things with Wings

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Monday, 7 November 2016

A Snowflake Christmas card

Today, I'm back with a Christmas card to share with you,
using another die which I recently bought on eBay.


I cut two frames in the green card and glued them together to make it more sturdy.
I then used 3D foam pads to attach it to the card base, which was embossed 
with the snowflake folder. I added Glamour dust to the embossed card, but is
hardly seen in the photo.

The items I have used are:-
Frame die from eBay
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Snowflakes
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and Die Cut Combo - Tree Tops
Cuttlebug Die - Snowflakes
Art Impressions Sentiment stamp G-3150

Challenges entered:-
PIxie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes/Optional Photo Challenge
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - Add Snowflakes
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Vintage or Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - Trees or Christmas trees
Sweet Stampin'' Christmas - Glitter and Sparkle
A Snowflakes Promise - The Seasons
ABC Christmas Challenge - V is for Vertical
The 12 months of Christmas - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice 




Saturday, 5 November 2016

30th Birthday Card

Today I am sharing a card I made for my youngest nephew who 
celebrated his 30th birthday yesterday.
He plays five-aside football and supports Tottenham Hotspur, so I wanted to make
something with a football theme.

I lightly inked the embossed card with Faded Denim distress ink, made the rosette
and added the number and the home made card candi.

The items I have used are:-
Crafter's Companion (Angelica and Adam) Embossing Folder - Football Crazy
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles and Scalloped Circles
Die-Namics - Mini Pennant Die 
First Edition dies - Number and Date

Challenges entered:-
AAA Cards - Masculine
Morgan's ArtWorld - Embossing/Wet or Dry
Penny's Paper- Crafty Challenge - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Use die cuts or punches
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
My Time to Craft - Distress It
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Friday, 4 November 2016

A Birthday Card for a Two Year Old Boy

Today I am sharing a card I made recently for a friend of mine, to give to her grandson. 

Last month, Hobbycraft sent me an email enclosing a £5 voucher to spend online
 or in-store. Not one to miss out on a 'treat', I went into our local store and put it towards
a set of number dies which I have used on Arthur's card.
I decided to outline the number with a very fine black pen to make it 'pop'.

The items I have used are:-
Crafter's Companion CD Rom - Angelina and Friends Collection
(Image and Backing Paper)
First Edition dies - Number and Date
Couture Creations A4 Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots
Sentiment - PC generated

Challenges entered:-
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Moo-Mania - Wheels
The Paper Shelter - A Card for a Child
Aud Sentiments - Cute + A Sentiment

My next card will also be using these number dies!
Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x



Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Sunny Day Crafting Challenge - 'Anything Goes'

It's Tuesday again and time for another 'Always Anything Goes' challenge
over at Sunny Day Crafting

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

Today I am sharing the card I made recently for one of my great nieces.

The items I have used are:-
Spellbinders - Labels 15
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles and Scalloped Circles
Creative Expressions Embossing Folder - Lace
 Craft Stash - Alphabet/Number die
Image is from a Lili of the Valley Artpad

Challenges entered:-
Aud Sentiments - Cute + A Sentiment
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Birthday
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with a twist/Use die cuts or a punch
Send a Smile 4 Kids - Celebration cards for Kids
Craft your Passion - Always Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - One for the Girls
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x