Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Sunny Day Crafting Challenge #34 - Fun Folds or Anything Goes

Today, over at Sunny Day Crafting, it's 'Fun Folds' or '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 can be found HERE


Products used:-
Spellbinders Pop-Ups - Happy Days
Dovecraft Decoupage Pad - Cupcake Boutique
Dovecraft Designer Paper Pack - Cupcake Boutique
Craft Essentials Creative Dies - Happy Birthday


Challenges entered:-
Get Creative - Anything Goes
The Paper Girls Challenge - Patterned Paper
Allsorts - Let's Celebrate
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Saturday, 28 January 2017

It's a Wrap!

Hello, today I am sharing my latest design team make
for the Dies R Us Inspirational Blog - A Chocolate Bar Wrapper!

I think it's nice to give as a small thank you gift to someone or maybe to cheer them up.

I first saw the idea on my friend Christine's blogs HERE and HERE, where she has made
a selection of wrappers for all sorts of occasions and got me started on them!


I first cut a piece paper of My Mind's Eye from the Wild Asparagus 8"x 8"paper pack to the size of the chocolate bar - 8"x 6" ensuring the two edges overlapped to stick together, on the underneath.

Next I ran a green Promarker along each long side and wrapped it around the
chocolate bar, using double sided tape to join together at the back.
With the Sue Wilson Designs - Petite Peony Cluster die, I die cut the larger die in
cream card and the peony die in plum card. This I did twice.
Next I glued the plum peonies behind the cream ones on the flourish.
With the second set, I did exactly the same, but this time I snipped off the foliage.
Using 3D foam pads, I attached them to the flourish.

Next, using the Sizzix - Framelits 'Hello' set of dies and stamps, I stamped
the 'for you' and die cut it with the smaller die of one of the pairs of frames and cut the
larger die in plum card to matt it.

Lastly, I added a couple of punched butterflies and some diamantes to finish.

Here are the dies I have used:-


Challenges entered:-
Creative Craft Cottage - Must use Flowers
The Paper Girls Challenge - Patterned Paper
Crafty Calender Challenge - Something New (Sizzix Framelit Dies)
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Dies and Punches
Craft for the Craic - Pick Me Up!

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

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

A Female 'CAS' Card

Today I'm sharing  my latest design team card 
made for the Dies R Us Inspirational Blog.

All the details on how I made the card can be found HERE

I made this card recently for a friend who loves fancy umbrellas, so
I thought this Bugaboo digi image would be perfect for her, which I coloured myself with Promarkers. This is another one I selected as part of my recent prize.


I started with a card base measuring 4.5" x 5.75"

Taping the largest die from the Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
onto the card front with low tack tape, I ran it through my die cut/embossing
machine to emboss the frame onto the card.


Here is how the front looks after embossing the frame.


Next, using the Budding Vine embossing folder from Craft Concepts, I embossed a
smaller piece of white card, matt and layered it onto some lilac
card and glued it directly to the card base..


I used a darker lilac piece of card for the Lawn Fawn - Say Cheese Die, glued
the coloured image into the window, and added some twine.

I attached it to the card front with 3D foam tape, added some sequins and
enamel dots to finish.


Here are the items I have used:-


Challenges entered:-
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Dies, dies and more dies!
Stamp Art Papel Retarte 92 - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday - Anything but Square
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Colouring in Scrapland - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap- Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by.

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


Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Sunny Day Crafting Challenge #33 - Scrapbook Layout or Anything Goes

Today, over at Sunny Day Crafting, this week's challenge is
 'Scrapbooking' or 'Always Anything Goes'

The challenges are held every week 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 can be found HERE

As I am not a 'Scrapbooker', I have made an 'Anything Goes' card for the design team.
The products I have used are:-
Docrafts - Xcut Tri-Boss Embossing Folder - Strictly Party (Butterfly Aperture)
Sentiment stamp - Magazine Freebie
Pebbles Inc - Pearlescent Chalks

Challenges entered:-
Artistic Inspirations - Always Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Monday, 23 January 2017

Colouring on Kraft Card

A few of my crafting friends have entered a card in Darnell's latest NBUS challenge
which you can find HERE.
(NBUS = Never before used 'schtuff')
The optional challenge is to use coloured pencils on kraft card.

This isn't something I have ever tried before, so I thought I'd give it a
go, and this is what I came up with.


My NBUS is a brand new wood mounted stamp given to me by a friend a few years ago,
which has never been inked!

Products I have used are:-
Crafter's Companion Embossing Folder - Lattice
Personal Stamp Exchange Wood mounted stamp - K1620
Colouring Pencils

Challenges entered:-
DJKardkreations - NBUS with an optional twist to use coloured pencils on kraft card
The Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes
Hiding in my Craft Room - Colour It!
Country View Crafts - Anything Goes

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Happy Anniversary

Today I have an Anniversary card to share with you.
I am trying to get ahead of myself by making some cards for my 'spares' box.
Apologies once again for the poor quality photo, the hearts really are
in a lovely red card, not orange!
The products I have used are:-
Heart dies - an unbranded set from eBay
Lawn Fawn - Large Cross-Stitched Square Stackables

Challenges entered:-
Watercooler Wednesday - CAS Love in Red on White
Crafty Gals Corner - Add a Heart
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes - With a Twist/Monochromatic
Through the Purple Haze - Happy Anything

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Thanks a Latte!

A few weeks ago, over at the the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge blog (which has now
sadly closed), I was lucky enough to win a prize of $21 to spend at Bugaboo Stamps.

I chose 7 lovely digi images and this is one of them. I thought it was perfect
for the one layer challenge over at Less is More, the theme this week being:-

Favourite Drink/Beverage
The products I have used are:-
Bugaboo digi - Coffee Time - Thanks a Latte!
Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
Promarkers

Challenges entered:-
Less is More - One Layer
Dream Valley Challenges - Something New (Digi image)
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Something New (Digi image)
Little Red Wagon - Thank You

I look forward to sharing the remaining 6 images with you over the coming weeks.

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x


Wednesday, 18 January 2017

A Poppy Card

Today I am sharing my latest design team card 


I started with an A5 card base and placed the Sue Wilson Designs - Gemini Collection/Lyra
on the right hand edge of the card and ran it through my die cutting machine.
Next I glued a piece of red card behind the cut edge, and added some score lines
to the remaining front of the card.

Using the Memory Box - Prim Poppy Die, I die cut four poppies in red and green card.


I then snipped the red poppy heads away from their stems and glued them to the green ones.


I then positioned them onto the card, cutting away a couple of pieces of stem from one of them, and then glued them to the card.

Using the Memory Box - Precious Daises die, I cut the smaller bow in red card, glued it
to the poppy stems, adding a diamante to the centre.


I have not added a sentiment just yet, as I think this card can be used for different
occasions e.g. Birthday, Anniversary, Get Well and Sympathy.

These are the dies I have used:-



Challenges entered:-
Create and Makes - Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge - Anything Goes
Ike's World Challenge - Anything Goes with a twist - Use a bow
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday - Anything but Square
Scrapyland - Favourite Colours (Maroon)
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
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, 17 January 2017

Sunny Day Crafting Challenge #32 - Winter Sport or Anything Goes

Today, over at Sunny Day Crafting, it's 'Winter Sports' or '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

Here is the card I have made.
(Apologies for the photo, very poor daylight at the moment)


I have recently joined a great new public Facebook group
called Clair & Sharni Get Crafty!

Sharni is Clair's daughter and they both love card making,
scrapbooking and anything crafty!

They are building a fantastic and friendly crafty community, where
they will run challenges, giveaways and just generally have fun!

This month they are holding a challenge to make a card using the sketch below.
All entrants post a picture of their card into their FB challenge album, and a winner will
be chosen at the end of the month. Why not join and give it a go?

Since I was just about to make my Sunny Day Crafting design team card,
I thought I would use the sketch and enter the competition too!

The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels One and Decorative Labels One
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Hearts and Classic Scalloped Hearts
Darice embossing Folder - Plaid
The image is from a free internet colouring page
Impression Obsession Stamps - Sentiments 1
Promarkers

Challenges entered:-
Cut It Up - It's Snow Fun!
In The Pink - Anything Goes
Time Out Challenge - Winter/Optional Twist White on White
Crafty Gals Corner - Use Patterned Paper
Simon Says - Winter Birthday
Colour Crazy Craft Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Sunday, 15 January 2017

'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 3/5 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.

Products used:-
Lozzy's 'Infinity' digi papers
Craft Essentials Creative Dies - Happy Birthday
Sizzix Photo Corners #2
Promarkers to colour white card Maroon 

Challenges entered:-
Sieze the Birthday  - Anything Goes (Birthday Theme)
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Friday, 13 January 2017

A Quick Male Birthday Card

Firstly, I would like to welcome two new followers of my blog Sherry and Shawna
Thank you both for visiting.

I was recently asked (at very short notice) if I could make a quick card suitable for a man
who loves gardening, it mustn't be too fancy and it must fold flat to send through the post!

So, here is what I made which I'm pleased to say ticked all the boxes!


Products I have used:-
Spellbinders M-Bossabilities - Bricks and Bark
Hunkydory - The Second Little Book of Decoupage
Britannia Dies - Happy Birthday
Homemade Card Candi

Challenges entered:-
The Male Room - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes or Monochromatic
Cardz 4 Guyz - Happy Birthday

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x



Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Sunny Day Crafting Challenge #31 - Arctic Animals or Anything Goes

Today, over at Sunny Day Crafting, our challenge this week is
Arctic Animals or Anything Goes

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 can be found HERE


I chose to go with the theme Arctic Animals, so of course I had to make
a Christmas card - the first one ready for next Christmas!

The products I have used are:-
Digi Stamp Boutique Image and Sentiment - Arctic Fun Set 2
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Ovals and Scalloped Ovals
Spellbinders Labels - Twenty Two
Crafter's Companion Embossing Folder - Lattice
Sizzix Embossing Folder - Snowflakes
Promarkers

For the snowflake panel, I used a piece of Core'dinations ColourCore
cardstock and gently sanded the embossed area.

Challenges entered:-
CHNC Challenge #315 - Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Something New (Digi Stamp)
CHNC Challenge extra for January - Anything Goes
Create a Smile - Cute
Dies R Us - Anything Goes Using Die Cuts
Christmas Cards all Year Round - Snowflakes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Monday, 9 January 2017

A Female CAS Birthday Card

Today I am sharing a birthday card I made recently for a friend.
For this card, I used an embossing folder and one of the sentiment stamps
which I think were a combined free gift from a craft magazine.

The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles
Promarkers

Challenges entered:-
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Creative Corner Challenges - Anything Goes
Creative Friday - Anything Goes
The Flower Challenge - Blue and Yellow

Thanks for stoppng by.
Janice x

Friday, 6 January 2017

Making Memories Crafting Challenge #1 'Anything Goes'

Today, is the launch of a brand new monthly crafting challenge over at 
Making Memories Crafting


The challenges will be held on the 1st Friday of every month, where there will be a
chosen theme - maybe a sketch, a mood board, a colour as a few examples.

 In order to be eligible for the prizes, your creations will need to follow the
challenge themes and also to link our challenge blog in your blog post.
A badge for your blogs will be awarded for the Top 3 and also the winner.

You can find all the challenge details on the blog HERE, where you can also
see the rest of the fabulous design team's lovely makes.
Why not enter the challenge yourself to be in with a chance of winning.

The two sponsors of our first challenge are:-

Bugaboo

Digi Stamps 4 Joy


I am delighted to be sharing my first Design Team card,
using a digital image from Bugaboo
called 'Tall Flower Bear' which you can find HERE


The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels Eighteen
Martha Stewart punch - Scallop with 2 Dots
Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Lace Set 2
Promarkers

Challenges I am entering:-
Crafty Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Scrapy Land Challenge - Anything Goes
Creates and Makes - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x


Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Sunny Day Crafting Challenge #30 - Disney or Anything Goes

Today, over at Sunny Day Crafting, we are introducing weekly themes to our
challenges along with 'Anything Goes'.

This week the set theme is DISNEY

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 can be found HERE


The products I have used for my card are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Squares and Scalloped Squares
Docrafts Xcut Embossing Folder - Tartan
Disney colouring page from Pinterest
Promarkers
Sakura Gelly Roll Pen - Clear Star used on the sentiment and hat

Challenges entered:-
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
The Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Layer It
Classic Design Team Open Challenge - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Monday, 2 January 2017

Female Birthday Card

A Happy and Healthy New Year to all my friends and followers of my blog.
I really appreciate you taking the time to visit and leaving a comment.

Today I have a CAS birthday card to share with you.
The products I have used are:-
Marianne Design Creatables - Shoe die (LR0291)
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Squares
Docrafts - Xcut Embossing Folder - Wicker
Woodware Punch - Scalloped Oval
Stampin' Up Punch - Word Window

Challenges entered:-
Less is More - Dimension
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
My Time to Craft - Something New
Dies R Us - Anythimg Goes using Die Cuts
Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x