Monday, 15 January 2018

'A Bit More Time to Craft' Challenge #60 - 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 HEREand they print beautifully.
You can find all the challenge details HERE on the blog, if you would like to enter.
I have used one of the fabulous twenty two sheets in the set of papers called 'Time Again'.
It's such a pretty set and so full of detail that I didn't have to add very much.
I mat and layered the sheet onto pink and black card, added the sentiment and
then the sequins and enamel dots.

The products I have used are:-
Lozzy's 'Time Again' Digi papers
Presscut - Happy Birthday

Challenges entered:-
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Always Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky - Let's Be Happy
Pause Dream Enjoy - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - Kath's 'All About Occasions 'Challenge
Cute Card Thursday - Something New (Digi paper)

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Feather Cards...

A brand new challenge has been created this year by Darnell of DjKardkreations 
It's called a Twofer Card Challenge
All the details for this challenge can be found HERE

As you can see from the logo, the aim is to make two different cards for two
different occasions, using the same stamps and/or dies.
The theme for this month is 'FEATHERS'

My first card is a Sympathy card.
The products I have used are:-
Feather dies - Purchased from eBay
Cuttlebug 4 die set - Vintage
Britannia Dies - With Sympathy
Josy Rose - Nailheads
Challenges entered:-
Happy Little Stampers January Challenge - Anything Goes with Dies
4 Crafty Chicks - No Winter Blues (No blue colour)
Tuesday Throwdown - Layer it Up
Alphabet Challenge - Use 3 of Something (Dies)

My second card is a 'Just to Say' card for any occasion.
I die cut the feather from the embossed panel and glued a small piece of patterned
paper behind the aperture. I then die cut the feather a few times in plain card
and glued them together to give a bit of depth.
The products I have used are:-
One of the two Sizzix Embossing Folders - Lace Set 2
Stampin' Up - Word Window Punch
Woodware punch - Scalloped Oval
Challenges entered:-
Emerald City Crafts - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Use Embossing (Wet or Dry)
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Challenge up your Life - Embossing Folder

I am entering both cards in the Twofer Card Challenge #1

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Scribble Designs Challenge Blog - Guest Designer

After entering a few challenges over at the Canadian Scribble Designs challenge blog.
I was delighted and excited to receive an invitation to join their team as
a guest designer for the next three months.

I will be making two projects a month, using their fantastic digi images.

It would be great if you could come back to visit on the
18th January to see my first card and details of the challenge.

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x 

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

A 'Clean and Simple' Male Card

Today's card is a 'clean and simple' one I have made for a family friend.

I decided to cut the frame four times with card, glued them all together
to give a bit of depth to the frame.
The products I have used are:-
Star frame die - Purchased from eBay

Challenges entered:-
Addicted to Stamps and More - Clean and Simple
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge - Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff - Something New (Star frame die)
Card Mania - Monochromatic
Cards Galore Encore Challenge - Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Monday, 8 January 2018

My First Eclipse Card

I have seen so many lovely eclipse cards on various blogs and Pinterest just recently, that I
thought I'd have a go at making one. I also found some good tutorials on YouTube.
I've started small for my first card, as the alphabet dies I have used are only
1 inch/25mms high, whereas most cards I have viewed have been made with larger dies.
I have also kept it simple in design, but will certainly be trying some more in the
future and use my embossing folders too. I really love the effect the raised letters give.
The products I have used are:-
Fiskars Floral stamp set
Alphabet dies - Purchased from eBay
Presscut - Happy Birthday

Challenges entered:-
Allsorts Challenge - Something New (Technique)
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes
Just Us Girls - Word Week
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with a twist - Add Sparkle
Emerald City Crafts Challenge - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Dies/Punches
Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Stamping/Die Cut/White

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Saturday, 6 January 2018

A Quick and Easy Card

Today I am sharing a very quick card to make, which I needed
in a hurry, just using a die cut frame of pearlised card, a stamp and Promarkers!
The products I have used are:-
Leaf frame die - Purchased from eBay
Sentiment Stamp - Purchased from eBay
Challenges entered:-
4 Crafty Chicks - Dies and/or Punches
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday - Anything Birthday Goes
Crafting with an Attitude - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x

Thursday, 4 January 2018

A Female Birthday Card

Yesterday was my sister-in-law's birthday, and this is the card I made for her.
The cameo stamp was part of a free gift with a card making magazine last year.
I used lemon pearlised card for the embossed panel and the stamp.

The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Ovals and Scalloped Ovals
Spellbinders Embossing Folder - Flowers and Leaves
Woodware pinch - Scalloped Oval
Stampin' Up Word Window punch
Challenges entered:-
Craftaholics R Us - Celebration Cards
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes for January
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy - Die Cuts
Scrapy Land Challenge - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Feminine Goes

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Stinkin' Inkers Challenge - It's a Banner Year

Today, I am sharing my design team card made for the Stinkin' Inkers Challenge.

The challenges are held on the 1st Tuesday of each month and run until
8 pm (EST) the last Friday of the month
The challenge blog is all about FUN and FELLOWSHIP, but from time to time
there may be a little prize offered.

All the challenge details can be found HERE.
This month's theme is - It's a Banner Year where we would like you to use
banners and/or pennants on your project.
Here is my card...

This is the first time I have used this lantern die which I've had in my collection
for a while now. I cut it three times in black card, using 3D foam pads to raise them
on the card, and then cut a couple more in the lilac dot card to alternate the lanterns.

The products I have used are:-
Die-Namics - Pierced Rectangles
Memory Box - Party Lanterns
Challenges entered:-
Thanks for visiting today.
Janice x