Friday, 29 April 2016

Male Birthday Card

Firstly I would like to welcome my new followers Pam, Mary H and Karen.
I hope you will be able to visit their blogs.

Today's card is one I made for a customer whose son loves to BBQ.
Hopefully it won't be too much longer before we can all start sitting
 in the garden and enjoying a BBQ.
The items I have used are:-
Spellbinders - Labels Two
Martha Stewart Punch - Embossing Zig Zag Edger
Die-Namics - Mini Pennant die
Docrafts Xcut - Tags and Bookplates
Digi Stamp Boutique - BBQ Stan
Both sentiments are computer generated
Promarkers

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Passion for Promarkers - Make it Digital
Cards and More - Focus on Die Cuts
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthdays
Little Red Wagon - Sunshiney Days
Inky Impressions - All about the Boys
Crafting for all Seasons - Add a Banner
Crafting by Designs - For the Boys or Men

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Engagement Congratulations

Today I am sharing my latest make for the Dies R Us Inspirational blog.

Friends of ours recently became engaged, and this is the card I made for them.
The items I have used are:-
Spellbinders - Lacy Squares
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Squares
Memory Box - Sofia Heart
Docrafts Xcut - Tags and Bookplates
X-Cut Embossing Folder - Small Polka Hearts

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Where the HeART is - Sparkle and Bling/Anything Goes
Our Crafty Corner - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
2 Creative Chicks - 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

Monday, 25 April 2016

1st Birthday Card

Welcome to my new follower Liz. Please do pop over to her blog and 
take a look at her lovely makes.

Today I have a birthday card to share which I made for the little girl next door
who celebrated her first birthday over the weekend.
We had a lovely time at her birthday party too!
I found the idea for the shape of the card on Pinterest, which led me here on to
Rainy Day Creations blog, where Susan has very kindly shared the
measurements and a drawing of the card.
Once measured and cut, I embossed the front of the card, added the sentiment,  
Seren's name and the banner using black mirri card.
As Seren is a Welsh name meaning 'star', I thought it would be nice to add some 
tiny diamant├ęs stars to the banner.

The items I have used are:-
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Polka Dots
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles and Scalloped circles
Memory Box - Simple Banner
QuicKutz Sunshine Mini Alphabet
Sentiment and circle stamp were free gifts with a craft magazine.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Alphabet Challenge - D is for Dots
Cardz 4 Galz - Use an Embossing Folder
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts - Get in Shape (not a square or rectangle)
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Anything Goes with a Twist/Make It Female
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Friday, 22 April 2016

Female Birthday Card

Firstly I would like to welcome two new followers to my blog - Darnell and Anne.
I am sure they would be pleased if you could pop over to their blogs and take a look
at their fabulous makes.

Since we have been enjoying some sunshine this week, I thought I would share
 a 'sunny' coloured card I made for a friend. 


The items I have used are:-
Memory Box - Pippi Butterfly and Wild Blooms
Docrafts Xcut dies - Tags and Bookplates
The sentiment is computer generated

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - Winged Things
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes
Moo-Mania - Floral
Scrapy Land - Oh Happy Spring
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Paper Minutes - Pastel Colours

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x




Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Female Birthday Card

Today, I would like to show you my first design team card
for the Dies R Us Inspirational Blog.

I am very excited to be joining these talented ladies, and sharing
my projects with you every month.

This birthday card is one I made recently for my friend and neighbour Heather.

The items I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels 49
Spellbinders - Fancy Tags
Memory Box - Tessatina Border
Tattered Lace - High Heel Glam

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Crafty Boots - Use a Sentiment
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Melonheadz - Let's get Girly
Our Crafty Corner - Anything Goes
AAA Cards - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Girls, Ladies, Women...
Crafty Catz - Monochrome
A Bit More Time to Craft - 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





Saturday, 16 April 2016

Male Birthday Card

Today I have a card to share with you I made for a friend who loves relaxing
by the pool on his holidays, so I thought this image was rather appropriate!
The items I have used are:-
Just Inklined Digi Stamp - Poncho the Polar Bear
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Hexagons
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots
Cuttlebug Alphabet - Olivia
Hougie Booard
Promarkers

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Cardz 4 Guyz - Food and Drink
Alphabet Challenge - D for Dots
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - Stripes and Polka Dots
C.R.A.F.T. Challenges - Clean and Simple
Creative Knockouts - Humourous Card

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Chocolate Bar Wrapper

Firstly, I would like to welcome the six new followers to my blog.
They are DonnaDiBirgitDonnaMarianne, and Barb.
I am sure they would be pleased if you could pop over to their blogs and take a look
at all their fabulous makes.

Today I would like to show you my latest project for the Fiskarettes Design Team 
which can be found here on their Facebook page.
My friend Christine from Creativity Continues got me into making wrappers for
chocolate bars, after I saw quite a few different ones she had made, which she posted on
her blog and also earlier on Hope and Chances.

Last year I was lucky enough to be one of Christine's six winners in a competition she ran
to make a chocolate bar wrapper. If you would like a peek, details can be found here.
They make an ordinary bar of chocolate look something special and can be given for all occasions.
The items I have used are:-
Fiskars
Interchangeable Border Punch - Ivy Cassette
Lever Punch Medium - Butterfly
Tag Maker - Standard and Scallop
Sentiment - free gift with a magazine

I would like to enter this wrapper into the following challenges:-
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Use patterned paper
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x



Monday, 11 April 2016

Wedding Anniversary Card

Today I would like to share a Wedding Anniversary card with you,
which I recently made for friends of ours.
I "cased" the card from one my sister made for us last year for our anniversary. 
She recently lent me the Clearly Besotted stamp and die set to try out, 
and here is my first card using them both. 
Needless to say, I couldn't resist and have since bought the set here where they
stock some fabulous stamps and dies.
The image stamps so clearly and I love how the die leaves a
nice edge around the image.
The items I have used are:-
Clearly Besotted Stamp and Die set - Fairytale Ending
Crafter's Companion - Sara Signature Love and Romance
Collection Embossing Folder - Heart Trellis
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Hearts
Sentiment - Brittania word dies

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Suzy Bee's Challenge - Anything Goes with a twist/Clean and Simple
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs - Embossing
Simply Create Too - Purple and Green
That's Crafty - All Things Bright and Beautiful

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Friday, 8 April 2016

Monochrome Male Card

Today I am sharing my latest project for the Fiskarettes Design Team which
you can find over on their Facebook here.
I had a play with the border punch and made the mat for this card
with the clouds cassette.
Why not pop over to the Fiskarettes Facebook page to have a look at mine 
and the other Design Team projects.
You will find my step by step photo guide on how I made the mat.
The items I have used are:-
Fiskars Interchangeable Border Punch - Clouds Cassette
Papermania Sentiment Stamps - Clare Curd Signature collection 
Hougie Board
Home made card candi

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Cardz 4 Guyz - Black and White
Cuttlebug Mania - Monochrome
Paperminutes - Card for a Man
Inky Impressions - All about the Boys
Aud Sentiments - Birthday Sentiment or No.6
Cre8tive Hands Friends - Anything Goes
Sieze the Birthday - Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Layers

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x


Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Female Birthday Card

Today I would like to share with you my latest make for the Fiskarettes Design Team 
which you can find on their Facebook page here.
I made a portrait A6 card base from an A4 sheet of Kraft card and used the
Fiskars Interchangable border punch along both sides of the card, adding a couple
 of score lines each side of the border with my Hougie Board.
I made the flowers using funky foam by using the Fiskars flower power punch. 
To give them a little bit of texture, I ran them through the embossing folder.
I attached pieces of gold thread to each of them, plus a pearl for the centre.
Then attached them to the card, added the bow and a greeting.
The items I have used are:-
Fiskars Interchangeable Border Punch - Rainbow Cassette
Fiskars Power Punch - Small flower
Hougie Board
Sizzix Embossing Folder

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Cards in Envy - Flowers and/or Fantasy
Crafty Boots  - Spring is in the Air
Lawnscaping Challenge - Beautiful Florals
Cardz 4 Galz - Springtime
Glitter 'N' Sparkle - Use a Punch/Die
CAS on Sunday - Flowers
Melonheadz Friends - Throw on Flowers

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Monday, 4 April 2016

Teenage Birthday Card

Here is a card I made for a customer to give her teenage niece.
I used the image from Craftwork Cards, and coloured with
 Promarkers to make the topper.


The items I have used are:-
Craftwork Cards topper and sentiment - Dolly Mixtures Collection
Embossing Folder - Tied Together
Spellbinders Dies - Labels Ten

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Goes
My Time to Craft - Girlie
Crafty Calender Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybird Creations - Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Make it Girlie
Crafty Girlz - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x




Friday, 1 April 2016

Design Team news

I am now able to share my exciting news! 
I have been chosen to be part of the Dies R Us Design Team!


I will be working alongside 11 lovely crafters from various parts of the world. 

There will be daily posts from the design team on the Dies R Us blog and you 
can also catch up with our news on Facebook
Do make sure to 'like' the page to receive all notifications,
ensuring you don't miss out on any of the fun.
Dies R Us also have an online store where there is a huge variety of dies at great prices.

You will find me posting my projects on the Dies R Us blog and on my own blog, 
in the second half of the month on Wednesday's. 

Lastly, there is a challenge held twice a month where you can play along with the 
chosen theme and have a chance of winning a gift voucher to spend in the online store.

Well, I think that's all for now. I do hope you will be able to follow me and the 
Dies R Us design team over the coming months.

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x