Thursday, 31 August 2017

A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge #08 - 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
Our sponsor this month is SheepSki Designs
I made this card for my god-daughter who celebrated her birthday recently.
I used my Promarkers to colour the image, adding Glamour Dust to give a bit of sparkle.
The products I have used are:-
Die-Namics - Pierced Rectangles
Crafter's Companion/Beatrix Potter Embossing Folder - Female 1
Presscut - Happy Birthday
Promarkers
Challenges entered:-
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
Star Stampz - 2 or More Die Cuts

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

A 'Clean and Simple' Anniversary Card and some Design Team News

Today I can share my news that I have been asked to join the
I am really looking forward to having the opportunity to work alongside some 
very talented ladies, designing a project each month for their 'Anything Goes' challenge.

We have some great companies sponsoring the challenges, with the
opportunity to win some fabulous prizes.
Winners and Top 3 badges will be available to display on your blogs.

The challenges are held on the 1st of every month, so please come back
on Friday for the challenge details and to see what I have made.

Onto my card for today. Yesterday, my nephew and his wife celebrated
their 4th wedding anniversary, and this is the card I made for them.
I cut the heart die twice in pink card and glued them
together to give some depth.

The products I have used are:-
Docrafts - Xcut Embossing Folders - Hearts
Presscut - Happy Anniversary
Heart - purchased from eBay
Crafts-Too Punch - Small Heart
Challenges entered:-
Come and Get It Challenge - 2 or More Different Embellishments
The Corrosive Challenge - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
In the Pink - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Monday, 28 August 2017

Christmas in August

Today, I am sharing another 'Clean and Simple' Christmas card,
which is going towards my collection ready for December.
The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Deckled Rectangles
Snowman - purchased from eBay
Crafts-Too Embossing Folder - Snowdrops
Hand made card candi
Challenges entered:-
ABC Christmas - P Q and R for People, Quick and or Red
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - Anything Goes/Optional theme - Use something Old
Winter Wonderland - Embossing -Wet or Dry
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
HLS August Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - Poinsettia
Christmas Card Throwdown - Embossed Impressions

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Friday, 25 August 2017

Hello Sunshine

This week's challenge at Less is More is 'Perfect Holiday'
I used the August challenge sketch over at
 Clair and Sharni Get Crafty! Facebook group for the design of my card.

A perfect holiday for me would always include some sunshine amongst a list of other things!
I used some double sided pearlised card to give the sunshine colour to my card, and
I pierced the border of the rectangle card using one of the four stitched border dies from Lawn Fawn.
The products I have used are:-
Lawn Fawn - Spring Showers and Stitched Borders
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles and Scalloped Circles
My Favourite Things/Die-Namics - Hello There

Challenges entered:-
Less is More - Perfect Holiday
Scrapy Land - Anything with a Die
Words 2 Craft By - Vacation
Make my Monday - Lazy Days of Summer
Crafty Gals Corner - Punches and/or Dies

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x


Thursday, 24 August 2017

A Quick Christmas Card

Today I have a Christmas card to share with you, which was very quick to make.
After embossing the base card with the snowdrops embossing folder,
I glued the silver mirri bauble die cut directly onto the card, added a few gems
and the peel-off greeting.
This design will be ideal for batch making in a variety of colours, (card base and baubles)
 and will be good for posting as it is flat.
The products I have used are:-
Crafts-Too Embossing Folder - Snowdrops
Bauble die - purchased from eBay

Challenges entered:-
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge - P Q and R for People, Quick and or Red (Q for Quick)
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge - Christmas in Summer

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

'White on White' Anniversary Card

Today I am sharing an anniversary card made for one of my nephews and his wife,
who celebrated their 9th wedding anniversary yesterday.
As I haven't made a 'white on white' card for a long while, it
made a nice change and I really enjoyed putting it together.
The products I have used are:-
Lawn Fawn - Large Cross-Stitched Square Stackables
Memory Box - Macarena Corner
Presscut - Happy Anniversary
Heart - purchased from eBay
Challenges entered:-
Double D Challenges - It's all White
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Dies R Us - Anything Goes using Dies
Die Cut Divas - Anything Goes with Dies
2 Sisters on the Blog - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes with optional glitter/bling
International Art and Soul - Layer it Up

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Sunday, 20 August 2017

65th Birthday Card

Today, I am sharing a card I made for my friend to give to
her husband who celebrates his birthday this week.
After colouring the image with Promarkers, I glued a piece of designer paper to some card, and then die-cut it using the frame die. I used 3D foam tape, cut into narrow pieces
to raise the frame above the image.
Next, I punched six circles from the centre part of the frame, to make the matching card candi.

The products I have used are:-Lawn Fawn - Stitched Square Frames
DigiStamp Boutique - Snoozing Ralph
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Large and Small Deckle Rectangles
Promarkers
Sentiments - Computer Generated
Hougie Board
Handmade card candi
K&Company Designer Paper - Hopscotch
Challenges entered:-
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - Make it Funny
The Paper Shelter Challenge - Punches and Dies
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes using Dies
Shopping our Stash - Chillaxin' and Relaxin'
Stinkin' Inkers - Guy Talk
I Love Promarkers - One for the Boys

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Friday, 18 August 2017

A Male Birthday Card

I wanted to take part in the latest 'Less is More' challenge, where the theme this week
is 'One Layer Card - Vehicles'.
I used a Personal Impressions wood mounted stamp of an old style bus, which I have
had for years. I coloured the image using Promarkers.
This type of CAS card was quite a challenge for me really, as
I love making 'Clean and Simple' cards but usually with them having a few layers! 

The products I have used are:-
Personal Impressions stamp - P1236Q
Promarkers
Sentiment stamp - Unknown

Challenges I have entered are:-
Less is More - One Layer Card/Vehicle
I Love Promarkers - One for the Boys
Cards and More - One Layer Cards
Stinkin' Inkers - Guy Talk
Watercooler Wednesday - Masculine Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

A 'Clean and Simple' Birthday Card

Today I am sharing a 'Clean and Simple' card made for my 'crafting' friend Michelle,
who celebrated her birthday on Monday.

I started by embossing the cross-stitched label die directly onto the card base.
Next I added the poppy die first cut in green card, then in red for the flowers.
Lastly, I stamped the sentiment using the Misti, then finally added a
couple of sequins and some Nuvo drops.

The products I have used are:-
Inkylicious Twinchies stamp - Happy Birthday
Dies purchased from eBay
Challenges entered:-
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Paperminutes - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Try it on a Tuesday - In My Garden
Ooh La la Creations - Flowers
Simply Create Too - Use Flowers
Crafting with Dragonflies - Embossing - Wet or Dry

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

'A Bit More Time to Craft' Challenge #50 - 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'

This card was made for my good friend and next door neighbour Ange,
whois a fabulous cook and celebrates her birthday today.
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 'Scratch' Digi Papers
Digi image (free) from 'Imag-e-nation' online craft shop - No longer available
Spellbinders Labels 28
Sentiment - Computer generated
Promarkers
Challenges entered:-
Colouring in Scrapland - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - Name and/or Number
Star in my Pocket - Hand Coloured Image
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Friday, 11 August 2017

A Very 'Clean and Simple' Card!

Today, I am sharing a quick masculine birthday card, which I think is very
'Clean and Simple' and an idea I found on Pinterest.
Firstly, I die-cut the wavy die in blue card, glued it to the base card, and then using
various snippets of blue patterned paper, I cut them and paper-pieced into the blue frame.
Finally, I stamped the sentiment using my Misti, and added a few sequins.
The products I have used are:-
Wavy die - Purchased from eBay
Inkylicious 'Twinchie' Stamp - Happy Birthday

Challenges entered:-
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge - Add some Stamping
Addicted to Stamps and More - Clean and Simple
Watercooler Wednesday - All about Birthdays
Stinkin' Inkers - Guy Talk
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Happy Birthday 'Mum'

Today's card I made for one of my friends to give to her Mum.
Joan is now in her 80's, and used to be a card maker herself. She
stopped making them a couple of years ago, but still loves to receive hand
crafted cards.
After die cutting the white panel with the stitched rectangle die and the corner die,
I attached it to the blue panel using 3D foam strips to give it some depth.

The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Fancy Framed Tags Two
Couture Creations A4 Embossing Folder - Tied Together
Die-Namics - Pierced Rectangles
Flower and Corner dies - Purchased from eBay
Birthday sentiment stamp - Free gift with Craft magazine
Mum - Computer generated
Challenges entered:-
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Daisy Chain Challenges - Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas - Anything Goes
Kreativeinkauf Challenge - Punches/Dies
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Use Die Cuts
A Gem of a Challenge - Birthday Wishes
Craft-Dee BowZ - Always Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x




Monday, 7 August 2017

Birthday Wishes

Today, I am sharing a card I have made for my 'spares' box.
The green pearlised card is a lot lighter in real life.
It was a fairly quick card to make. I die-cut the fancy frame in pearlised card, and glued
it to a rectangle of silver glitter card which I bought from The Works.
It's lovely card to use and I am pleased to say there was no loose glitter!

Next I cut the oval in the glitter card and the intricate oval in the pearlised card.
I glued them together and placed them on 3D foam pads to raise them up a bit.

Lastly, I die-cut a stitched banner in the glitter card, cut around it free hand
after glueing it to the green card. Added the greeting and some diamante gems. 
The dies I purchased from eBay.

Challenges entered:-
Cardz 4 Galz - Pretty Pastels
Craftaholics R Us - Die Cuts
Watercooler Wednesday - Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Friday, 4 August 2017

Making Memories Crafting Challenge #8 - Anything Goes/One for the Girls or Ladies

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


The challenges are held on the 1st Friday of every month,
all the challenge details on the blog HERE
Today, you can see Design Team A's fabulous projects for the challenge,then come back
again on the 15th of the month to see Design Team B's.
Why not enter the challenge yourself to be in with a chance of winning.
This month's challenge is Anything Goes/Anything but Square

Our sponsor this month is:-
Digistamps4Joy - Prize $10 gift voucher
Here is my card I made for the design team:-
The products I have used are:-
Digistamps4Joy - Day Lily
Lawn Fawn - Large Cross-Stitched Square Stackables
Spellbinders Labels Fifteen
Leanne Creatif Embossing Folder - Little Flowers
Promarkers

Challenges entered:-
Less is More - Pierce your Project
Aud Sentiments Challenge - No Sentiment on Front of Project
Southern Girls - Flower Power
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes/Optional Twist - Monochrome

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Cherries for a Birthday

Today I am sharing a CAS birthday card I made for my niece.
She loves cherries and every year I try to make her a card with them on
in one form or another!


The products I have used are:-
Die-Namics - Peek-a-Boo Window
An old un-named wooden block cherry stamp
Papermania Happy Birthday Sentiment - Free with craft magazine
Promarkers
Glossy Accents on the cherries


Challenges entered:-
Less is More - Pierce Your Project
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge - Image of something sweet (Candy, Cake etc)

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x