Monday, 27 February 2017

Apologies to you....

....for being an absent blogger just recently. 

I have been taking care of my husband who has been poorly for the last few weeks.
  Sadly, he passed away very peacefully last Wednesday evening.

Although I knew this was going to be the outcome one day from his illness, 
it has all happened very quickly.
I have lost my best friend of 40 years, who I was married to for 36 years.
I consider myself very fortunate to have spent so many years together with a wonderful
man, and I have many happy memories to look back on of our life together.

I still have some things to arrange, but I know I will soon be returning to 
my craft room to keep myself occupied, as I know crafting is a wonderful 
hobby to help at this time.

I also look forward to looking at your lovely blogs again and leaving comments 
on your crafty makes.

Janice x

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Hello Sunshine!

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


I started by embossing a 7"x 5" card base with a Darice Honeycomb Background embossing folder.

Next, using the Lawn Fawn - Spring Showers die set, I cut the clouds and sun in white card, colouring the sun and edging the clouds with Promakers.

I generated the word 'sunshine' on my computer, then I used the smallest die from the
Sue Wilson Designs - Frames and Tags - Pierced Flags, to cut the flag.

For the larger yellow one, I used the middle die and white card, which I coloured with a Promarker.

Next I die cut the 'hello' from the My Favourite Things, Die-Namics 'Hello There' die set.
I was lucky enough to win this set from a snippets challenge that Di runs over at
 Pixie's Crafty Workshop

Lastly I added silk flowers from my stash, sequins and diamante gems to decorate.


Challenges entered:-

Here are the products I have used:-

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, 15 February 2017

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

Another post from me today, where 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
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 'Hearts and Hearts' Digi Papers
Heart die - an unbranded set from eBay
Woodware Punch - Scalloped Oval
Stampin' Up Punch - Word Window

Challenges entered:-
Cardz 4 Galz - Love is in the Air
Come and Get It - Love is in the Air
Dragonfly Dreams - Hearts and Flowers
Glitter 'N' Sparkle - Love is in the Air
Allsorts - Hearts and/or Flowers
AAA Cards - Shape your Love

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

A Gilding Flakes Birthday Card

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

This is a birthday card using some beautifully coloured gilding flakes
and the Sue Wilson Designs - Striplet/Stacked Diamond.


I started by placing the inner die from the set onto a rectangle of cream hammered
card and ran it through my die cutting machine.
Next I placed the outer die around the stacked diamonds, secured with low tack tape and
embossed it through my die cutting machine.

To give this effect....


Using 'Variegated Red' Gilding Flakes, I covered a smaller panel of card with a piece
of double sided adhesive sheet, covered with gilding flakes and burnished,
to place behind the diamonds.


Using strong double sided tape, I attached this panel behind the diamonds,
and then matt and layered it onto some orange card and gold mirri card.


Lastly, I attached this to the base card, stamped the sentiment and added the nail heads.

Here is the die set I have used:-
Other products used:-
Inkylicious Twinchie Stamp - Happy Birthday
Crafty Notions Gilding Flakes - Variegated Red
Josy Rose Nail Heads which you can find HERE
Hougie Board

Challenges entered:-
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Make My Monday - Shimmer and Shine
Ooh La La Challenge - Die Cuts
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, 14 February 2017

Sunny Day Crafting Challenge #36 - Die Cuts

Today, over at Sunny Day Crafting, the theme for the challenge this week is 'Die Cuts'

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 made this card for my cousin who is celebrating his 70th birthday this weekend.

Products used:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Rectangles
Lawn Fawn - Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
Docrafts - Xcut Nesting Dies - Stars
Digistamp Boutique - Milestone Word Art
Promarkers

Challenges entered:-
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes
Crafty Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Friday, 10 February 2017

Female Birthday Card

Today I have a birthday card to share with you, which I made recently for a friend
using a Kraftin Kimmie Stamps sketch.


The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles and Scalloped Circles
Memory Box - Chloe Stem 
Die-Namics Pennant die
Fiskars Flower punch
Lifestyle Crafts Embossing Folder - Goose


Challenges entered:-
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Mod Squad Challenge - Let Me See Texture/Dry or Heat Embossing
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Flower Power

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Sunny Day Crafting Challenge #35 - Box Cards or Regular Cards

Today, over at Sunny Day Crafting, the theme for our challenge is
'Box Cards' or 'Regular Cards'

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 haven't made a Box card as such, but instead a regular card with a present box on!


The products I have used are:-
Sweet Dixie Die - Birthday Present
Sizzix - Photo Corners #2
Craft Essentials Creative Dies - Happy Birthday

Challenges entered:-
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Friday, 3 February 2017

Making Memories Crafting Challenge #2 Valentine - (Use Some Red or another colour you associate with Valentines)

Today, is the second 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, you will need to be a follower of our blog,
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.

Our Sponsor this month is - Blackberry Jelly's Little Workshop
Prize - 3 digi images


For my card I have used Flowers:Tulips


Products I have used:-
Spellbinders Labels
Promarkers

Challenges entered:-
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Clean and Simple
Glitter 'N' Sparkle - Anything but a Square/Rectangle

Thanks for looking in.
Janice x

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Engagement Card

I was recently asked by my neighbour if I could make an engagement card 
for her nephew and fiancĂ©e. 
The only request was to include their names on the front of the card,
so this is what I made. My inspiration came from Pinterest.


The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Ovals and Scalloped Ovals
Spellbinders Die D-Lites - Heart and Flutter
Martha Stewart Border Punch - Lace Heart Edge
Couture Creations A4 embossing folder - Tied Together

Challenges entered:-
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x