Tuesday, 17 October 2017

A Masculine DIY Card

Today's card is a decoupaged one made for a DIY male.
I coloured the embossed white card using an Inkylicious blending brush
and blue distress ink. Mat and layered both this and the decoupage
with navy blue and mirror card.

The products I have used are:-
Crafts-Too Embossing Folder - Tools
Docrafts - Anita's Foiled Decoupage
Ranger's Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
Home made Card Candi

Challenges entered:-
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes / Optional Twist Masculine Card
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - One for the Boys

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Sunday, 15 October 2017

'A Bit More Time to Craft' Challenge #54 - Anything Goes

Today, I am sharing my Design Team card made for
'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 3/5 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 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 products I have used are:-
Lozzy's 'On it's Way' Digi Papers
Lawn Fawn - Large Cross-Stitched Square Stackables
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Squares
Image is from a Lili of the Valley Artpad

Challenges entered:-
Craft Rocket Challenge - Birthday or Pretty Pinks
Watercooler Wednesday - All about Birthdays
Allsorts - Think Pink
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Friday, 13 October 2017

A Masculine Birthday Card

Today I am sharing a quick masculine card.
As always, apologies for the poor photography of the mirror card!
The products I have used are:-
Creative Expressions - Happy Birthday
Home made Card Candi
Challenges entered :-
Aud Sentiments - Use a Die Cut + A Sentiment
Scrapy Land - Always Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - One for the Boys
Ooh La La Challenge - Use die Cuts
The Crafter's Cafe - Use Die Cuts and/or Punches

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

A Christmas Tree Message

Today's card is another Christmas one made for my box.
I used traditional colours this time, although the red backing paper doesn't
look so in the photo!
I used the October challenge sketch over at
 Clair and Sharni Get Crafty! Facebook group for the design of my card.
Unfortunately, I embossed the die-cut rectangle using the wrong side of the
embossing folder, so it's the de-bossed side showing, what's known
as a 'happy accident' I think?

The products I have used are:-
Sizzix - Photo Corners #2
Die-Namics - Pierced Rectangles
Crafts Too Embossing Folder - Snowdrops
Christmas Tree and Banner dies purchased from eBay
Home made Card Candi

Challenges I have entered:-
Always Fun Challenges  - Lots of Layers
Christmas Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Jingle Belles - Embossing around the Christmas Tree
Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting.
Janice x



Sunday, 8 October 2017

Information re the 'Making Memories Crafting' Challenge Blog

Hi everyone, I just wanted to make you aware as quickly as possible that the
'Making Memories Crafting' Challenge Blog has disappeared from the internet completely.
 This has happened without any notice or reason given to any of the design team.

My post on Friday gave the details of this month's challenge, but I wanted to let you know 
as soon as possible, in case you had already entered a project or were thinking of doing so.

I cannot understand why the blog and challenge owner did not at the very least advise her
team, but it appears she has removed herself from Facebook and deleted her
email address, so it remains a mystery to us all as we cannot contact her.

Apologies to everyone from the design team.

Thanks for reading.
Janice x





A Female 60th Birthday Card

Today's card was an order I received from a friend.
She asked if I could make either a Gin or Prosecco themed 60th birthday card
for her friend, and this is what I came up with.
The items I have used are:-
Creative Expressions Embossing Folder - Lace
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Rectangles and Scalloped Rectangles
DigiStamp Boutique - Milestone WordArt
Craft Stash - Alphabet/Number Die
Free image found on the internet
Challenges entered:-
Aud Sentiments - Use a Die Cut + A Sentiment
Crafting by Designs - October Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Use Your Dies
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Challenge - Birthday or Pretty Pinks

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Friday, 6 October 2017

Making Memories Crafting Challenge #10 - Autumn/Halloween - Anything Goes

Update 8th October 2017
It appears that the Making Memories Crafting blog has been removed without any explanation, therefore there will
be no further challenges.
Apologies to those who have entered their projects already.
For further information, please see my post of the 8th October 2017

Today, sees the start of another challenge over at
Making Memories Challenge


Today, sees the start of another challenge over at
Making Memories Challenge

Here is my design team card.
The challenges are held on the 1st Friday of every month, all the challenge details
on the blog HERE
This month's challenge is Autumn/Halloween - Anything Goes
Our sponsor this month is:-
QKR Stampede - Prize 3 Digi's
The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Deckled Rectangles
Sizzix - Framelits 'Hello' set of dies
Sentiment is computer generated
Challenges entered:-
Dare 2B Artzy - Fall Colours
Die Cut Divas - Autumn Mood Board
Double D Challenges - Fright Night/Mood Board
Dragonfly Journeys - Pumpkin Spice

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Clean and Simple in Black and White!

Today's card is another clean and simple one using a silhouette die I recently
bought from eBay.
A Crafters Companion embossing folder frames the silhouette, then I matted it
onto black card with a stamped sentiment and some sequins, gems and enamel dots to finish.

The products I have used are:-
Crafter's Companion Embossalicious Embossing Folder -  Butterfly Swirl Frame
Silhouette die - purchased from eBay
Sentiment stamp - free gift with craft magazine
Challenges entered:-
Little Red Wagon - Classic Black and White
Watercooler Wednesday - Kath's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge
Monochrome Magic - Anything Goes Monochrome with a Twist of Add Gems/Pearls
Scribbles Designs Challenge - Embossing (Wet or Dry)
(Embossing/Sequins/Clean and Simple Card)
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
The Crafters CafĂ© -  Use Die Cuts and/or Punches

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x


Tuesday, 3 October 2017

A 'Clean and Simple' Christmas Card

Another Christmas card made to add to my collection.
This time it's a 'Clean and Simple' one!
A very quick card to make. I love the deep embossing on this folder.
I highlighted it with Glamour Dust to give a little sparkle.
As always the mirror card doesn't photograph well.
The products I have used are:-
Docrafts Xcut Tri-Boss Embossing Folder - Strictly Christmas/Winter Frame
Spellbinders Labels Eighteen
DigiStamp Boutique -  Sketchy Christmas Word Art

Challenges entered:-
Darnell NBUS Challenge - Anything Goes (NBUS embossing folder)
Christmas Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Jingle Belles - Embossing around the Christmas Tree
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas Goes
Crafting by Designs - Let's Get Ready for Christmas
Allsorts Challenge - Sentiment in Focus
CHNC # - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Saturday, 30 September 2017

A Perfect Time to Craft #09 - Anything Goes

Today starts a new month-long challenge over at A Perfect Time to Craft
where the theme is 'Anything Goes'
Details for this challenge can be found HERE

Each month we have a different Sponsor.
Our wonderful Sponsor for October Challenge is
Please support our wonderful Sponsor and visit Sasayaki Glitter's Shop HERE! 
You can also join Sasayaki Glitter Facebook Group HERE!
My design team card this month is one I made for a friend who loves a cup or two of tea!
The products I have used are:-
Sasayaki Glitter Digi - Mouse and Hedgehog
Doily Embossing Folder - Free with craft magazine
Spellbinders Labels Eighteen
Promarkers
Challenges entered:-
CAS on a Friday - Use a Die Cut on your Card
Creative Knockouts - Lots of Layers
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Use Your Dies
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Thursday, 28 September 2017

A Birthday Cupcake!

Today, I am sharing the card I made for my eldest great niece who
celebrates her birthday this week.

She loves making cakes, so I thought a cupcake on her card would be perfect.
I cut her name, birthday sentiment and age out of both purple and silver mirri card,
and off set them slightly to give the silver edge..
The products I have used are:-
Lawn Fawn - Large Cross-Stitched Square Stackables
Sizzix Triplets - Cupcakes
Presscut - Happy Birthday
Trim Craft First Edition - Number and Date Dies
Craft Stash - Alphabet/Number Die
Challenges entered:-
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - One for the Girls
Come and Get It Challenge - Always Anything Goes
Glitter 'N' Sparkle - Happy Birthday
Ike'sworld Challenge - Anything Goes with an optional twist/Food

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

'Less is More' Sketch Challenge and Design Team News

Today I can share my news that I have been selected to join the
Stinkin' Inkers design team.
I look forward to working alongside some very talented ladies,
designing a project every month for the blog's themed challenge.

So, now on to my card for today.
Over at 'Less is More', their challenge for this week is
a sketch challenge, using the sketch below.
Here is my card....
The items I have used are:-
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder - Daisies
(NBUS) Personal Impressions Flower Stamp (Wood mounted) - 604D
Stitched Banner die - purchased from eBay
Promarkers
Sentiment stamp - free gift with craft magazine
Misti
Challenges entered:-
Dream Valley Challenges - One for the Girls
Stamps and Fun - Homemade Flowers
Darnell NBUS Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Friday, 22 September 2017

A Male Monochrome Card

Today, I am sharing a card made to fit in with a few challenges
and for my 'spares box' .
After cutting the background trees, I snipped them to fit inside the frame, which is
made up of four frames glued together to give  some depth.
The deer I cut out from a tree scene die.

The items I have used are:-
Lawn Fawn - Stitched Square Frames
Memory Box - Resting Birds
The other two birds the same, I'm still to find the make of
Trees and deer dies purchased from eBay
Sentiment Stamp - free gift with craft magazine
Challenges entered:-
Watercooler Wednesday - Penny's Masculine "Anything Goes" Challenge
Cardz 4 Guyz - Nature
2 Crazy Critters - Anything Goes with a Critter
Creative Craft Cottage - For the Men/Boys
Die Cut Divas - Masculine/Men/Boys
Cute Card Thursday - Monochrome

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Birthday Balloons for a 2 year old!

Yesterday was the 2nd birthday of a gorgeous little boy, who just
happens to be a neighbour of mine!
I made him a balloon card which gave me the base
to include his name.
The products I have used are:-
Docrafts - Xcut Embossing Folder - Wicker
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles and Scalloped Circles
Cuttlebug Alphabet - Olivia
Presscut - Happy Birthday
Hand made card candi
Challenges entered:-
Lemon Shortbread  - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers - 4 of Something (Dies)
Crafty Calender - Kids/Babies
Crafty Friends Challenge - Use Dies/Punches

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x



Monday, 18 September 2017

Another 'Clean and Simple' Birthday Card

Today's card is one I have made for my 'spares' box.
I used the September challenge sketch over at
 Clair and Sharni Get Crafty! Facebook group for the design of my card.
'That' embossing folder which was so difficult to get hold of when it came out
a while ago, is the perfect shape for this sketch challenge.

I embossed the lower part of the folder in white, and cut away the waste above
the wavy line. I attached it to a piece of embossed aqua card which I embossed
with the Sizzix embossing folder and used my Crop-A-Dile Corner
Chomper to round the two corners.

I used the de-bossed sides of both embossed pieces of card, and glued
them to the base card.
Next I used 3D foam pads to attach the sentiment, and Nuvo drops to decorate.
A very easy and quick card to make.
I have used the following products:-
Embossing Folder - Free gift with craft magazine
One of the two Sizzix Embossing Folders - Lace Set 2
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles and Scalloped Circles

Challenges entered:-
Watercooler Wednesday - Gail's "All About Birthdays" Challenge
Glitter 'N' Sparkle - Embossing
Cards in Envy - Easy as 1, 2, 3 Card Challenge
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks form stopping by.
Janice x

A Card full of Hearts!

Today, I am sharing the anniversary card I made recently for my nephew and his wife.

I'd been having a sort through/tidy up of my craft room and came across these
small Cuttlebug embossing folders, which I hadn't used in ages....or should I say years!
The products I have used are:-
Docrafts - Xcut Embossing Folders - Hearts
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Squares and Scalloped Squares
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders - Decorative Hearts
Presscut - Happy Anniversary
Challenges entered:-
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers - 4 of Something
Monochrome Magic - Anything Goes Monochrome/with a Twist of Add Gems/Pearls
Scribbles Designs Challenge - Embossing - Wet or Dry
4 Crafty Chicks - Geometric
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + a Sentiment
Crafting with Dragonflies - Card for a Special Occasion

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Friday, 15 September 2017

'A Bit More Time to Craft' Challenge #52 - Anything Goes

Today, I am sharing my Design Team card made for
'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 3/5 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 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 products I have used are:-
Lozzy's 'Steam Punk Time' Digi Papers
Papermania Stamp Set - Chronology (Free with a craft magazine)
Docrafts - Xcut Dies - Chronology/Cogs
Die-Namics - Mini Tabs
Marianne Die - Cogs CR1324
Woodware Corner Punch
Misti

Challenges entered:-
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Oh Boy
Tuesday Throwdown - Happy Birthday
Unicorn Challenge - Birthday
Crafty Cardmakers - Monochrome
Dragonfly Dreams - Patterned Paper
heARTful Stamping Challenge - Anything Goes + a Stamp
CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x



Thursday, 14 September 2017

Less is More for Christmas

Over at 'Less is More', their challenge for this week is
'One Layer Card' - Colouring In

A difficult one for me, as I do like adding layers and die cuts to my cards, even when
I am making a 'Clean and Simple' one, but I thought it would be good to test myself!
I decided to make a Christmas card to add to my box, using just a digi image, a 
sentiment, Promarkers and a die to emboss with.

For a long while now, I have been admiring the cards Pauline of
'Crafting with Cotnob' makes and she recently very kindly posted instructions of how to
create a card digitally in Word, details which can be found HERE.
They are very easy to understand and helped me with my card,
so thank you very much Pauline!

The products I have used are:-
DigiStamp Boutique digi image and sentiment - Arctic Fun Set 2
Lawn Fawn - Large Cross Stitched Square Stackables
Promarkers
Challenges entered:-
Less is More Challenge - OLC Colouring In
Christmas with Cuties - Cutie Couples
AAA Cards - CAS/Creatures Great or Small
Addicted to Stamps - Christmas

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Happy 75th Birthday!

Today's card is one I made for my card-making friend who celebrated
her 75th birthday on Monday.
She loves gardening, so I thought this decoupage was perfect for her.
I started by scoring lines on the lower half of the card to add some texture,
embossed a strip of co-ordinating coloured card for the centre, and added
some peel-off borders to decorate the edge.
I mat and layered the decoupage picture, created the sentiment on the computer,
then added a little bit of bling to the oval card.

The products I have used are:-
La Pashe decoupage - Bloomin' Lovely
Couture Creations A4 Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots
Spellbinders Nestabilities- Ovals and Scalloped Ovals
Hougie Board
Promarkers
Sentiment is computer generated.
Challenges entered:-
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges - Create a Scene

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Monday, 11 September 2017

Happy Birthday!

Today's card is one I made for a friend who celebrated her birthday yesterday.
I seem to be on a bit of a run of  'Clean and Simple' cards at the moment.
A die cut, some mat and layering and a sentiment...very CAS!
The products I have used are:
Frame die - purchased from eBay
Presscut - Happy Birthday
Challenges entered:-
Pixies Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Naughty or Nice Challenge - Framed
Mix it Up Challenge - Anything Goes + optional twist of Inlaid Die Cut
Scrapbook and Cardmaking - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge - To use Die Cuts/Punches

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Saturday, 9 September 2017

A 'Clean and Simple' Flower Card

Today I am sharing a birthday card I made to enter into
The Flower Challenge for this month, with
the theme of 'Tic-Tac-Toe' board.

                         Here is the board, I have chosen.                          
Sentiment/CAS/Colour (Blue)

I am embarrassed to say that this the first time I have used the embossing folder
since buying it in April at the Alexandra Palace craft show.
It embosses beautifully. I paper-pieced the flowers and leaves.

The products I have used are:-
Creative Expressions Embossing Folder - Jasmine Frame
Memory Box - Cecilia Outline
Promarkers
Sentiment - free with craft magazine
Challenges entered:-
The Flower Challenge - 'Tic-Tac-Toe' (Sentiment/CAS/Colour-Blue)
Watercooler Wednesday - Feminine Anything Goes
As You Like It - Flora or Fauna (I love anything flowery)
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes + a Sentiment
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Embossing
Craft Rocket Challenge - Something beginning with 'F'
Everybody Art Challenge - Clean and Simple

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x