Sunday, 22 April 2018

60th Birthday Card

Today's card is one I was asked to make by some friends to give to one of
their friend's for his 60th birthday.
He is an Aston Martin owner and I found this free image on the web.
The products I have used are:-
Cuttlebug Alphabet/Number dies - Olivia
Marianne Die - Cogs CR1324
Sentiment - Computer generated
Challenges entered:-
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/Optional - Clean and Simple
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes
Craftaholics R Us - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter Challenge - A Birthday Card
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Guyz - Travel or Transport
Watercooler Wednesday - Masculine Anything Goes

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Janice x

Thursday, 19 April 2018

'Clean and Simple' Female Birthday Card

Today's card is another I have made for my spares box. Not much to say about it really,
except it's CAS and easy to make.
The products I have used are:-
Banner die and Lacy panel die - Purchased from eBay
Sentiment Stamp - Purchased from eBay
Challenges entered:-
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenge - No Patterned Paper
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes
Thank you for visiting today.

Janice x

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

A Cute Ballet Dancer

Today's card is one I made for my friend to give to her granddaughter.
I embossed the base card with the Dandiya embossing folder, die cut the image,
then glued it to the purple card and cut the frame freehand.
I added Glimmer Dust to the skirt, head dress and stars.
The products I have used are:-
Couture Creations Embossing Folder - Dandiya
Lili of the Valley Art Pad - Just for Girls
Spellbinders Labels 18
Cuttlebug Alphabet/Number dies - Olivia
Sentiment is PC generated
Challenges entered:-
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes/Optional with Dies and Punches
Creative Craft Cottage - Anything Goes
HLS - Anything Goes with Dies
Scribbles Designs Challenge - Favouring the Feminine
Crafting with Dragonflies - Cards using Dies and/or Punches
Crafty Friends Challenge - Use your Favourite Colour (Purple)
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes/Favourite Colour Combination (Purple and White)

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Janice x

Sunday, 15 April 2018

'A Bit More Time to Craft' Challenge #66 - 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'
I have made this card for my spares box.
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, if you would like to enter.

The products I have used are:-
Lozzy's Beauty Light digi papers
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Octagons and Scalloped Octagons
Sentiment stamp - Purchased from eBay
Challenges entered:-
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Happy Birthday
Creative Knockouts - Lots of Layers
Seize the Birthday - Birthday/Option - Vibrant Colours
Simply Create Too - Use Die Cuts
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes
Tic Tac Toe - Square/Die Cuts/Dots

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Janice x



Friday, 13 April 2018

Female Birthday Card

Today's card is one I was asked to make for a friend
for his wife's birthday.
 The products I have used are:-
Crafter's Companion - Die'sire - Scalloped Tags
Crafter's Companion - Sara Signature Love and Romance Embossing Folder - Heart Trellis
Lace Pocket die - Purchased from eBay
Sentiment - PC generated 
Challenges entered:-
Fussy and Fancy - Add a Sentiment
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - All About Occasions
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Only for Girls

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Janice x



Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Wedding Card

Today, I am sharing a card I was asked to make by my friend Mark
for his work colleagues.
As always, he gives me the ideas of what he would like on the card
and this is what I came up with.
I thought I had a wedding ring die in my collection, but as I couldn't find it
I used Spellbinders oval dies and made my own wedding rings.

I added acetate to the back of the bottle and added Glimmer Dust
to give some sparkle.

The products I have used are:-
Couture Creations A4 Embossing Folder - Tied Together
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Ovals
Heart and Champagne bottle dies - Purchased from eBay
Crafts-Too Small Heart Punch
Sentiment - PC Generated
Challenges entered:-
(All the mirror card pieces are snippets)
Fussy and Fancy - Add a Sentiment

Thank you for visiting today.
Janice x

Saturday, 7 April 2018

New Home Card

Today I am sharing a card which I made for my friends daughter and husband, 
who moved into their new house this week.
The products I have used are:-
Digistamp Boutique - Sweet Birdhouse (discontinued)
Spellbinders Nestabilioties - Reverse Wonky Rectangles
Promarkers
Challenges entered:-
Craft Rocket Challenge - Flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge - Anything Goes
Ellibelle's Creative Moments - Say it with Flowers
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
2 Crazy Critters - Anything Goes with a Critter

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Janice x

Thursday, 5 April 2018

A ‘Sugar Free’ Birthday Card


The card I am sharing today, is one I made for my friend who I have known
since we were 5 years old...which is nearly 58 years, so a very long friendship!
This is a fun stamp set to use, where any one of the "...free's" can be highlighted,
or of course all of them! I think we all know someone who we could use the stamp for.
I saw the idea on Pinterest.

The products I have used are:-
Stampin' Up stamps - Birthday Wit
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Rectangles
Dovecraft Designer Paper - Cupcake Boutique
Challenges entered:-
Watercooler Wednesday - Anything Goes - Feminine
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Craftaholics R Us - Birthday Cards
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrapy Land Challenges - Anything Goes

Use Your Stuff - Easter/Spring
Ellibelle's Creative Moments - Say it with Flowers + A Sentiment

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Janice x

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Gift Box

After making the Easter treat bags, I thought I would try making a gift box.
As the Easter weekend weather was mainly wet here in the UK, I spent yesterday
sorting my wood mounted stamps, which I have had for quite a few years, I also watched
Sam from Pootles YouTube video's on "box making"
This is my take on Sam's one HERE
She makes some fabulous boxes, bags and containers as well as
cards of course. It's certainly worth popping over to her blog to take a look.

I stamped on my measured piece of card using Versamark, before
following the scoring instructions. 
I'm fairly pleased with my first attempt, but there's definitely
a need for more practice!

The products I have used are:-
Stampendous wood mounted stamp - Q130 Fresh Bloom
Art Impressions Leaf stamp - AA-1382
Personal Impressions stamp - Just For You
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles and Scalloped Circles
Challenges entered:-
Alphabet Challenge - A for Anything but a Card
Crafty Catz - Use Old Stash
Star in my Pocket Challenge - Throw on the Flowers
Brown Sugar Challenge - Spring or Easter
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - Anything Goes
Heartful Stamping - Anything Goes + A Stamp


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Janice x

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Easter Treat Bags

Today I am sharing the Easter treat bags I made for my seven
great-nieces and great-nephews.
I filled each one with a few small chocolate eggs and some money.
They came to visit me on Friday, where I had to hide the bags indoors, as we had a
very wet and cold Good Friday. Next year I will be making eight treats for them, as
we have another baby on the way, 'she' is due in August!
The products I have used are:-
Heart Shape Bag Topper - Purchased from eBay
Craft Stash - Craft Stash - Alphabet/Number Die

Challenges entered:-
Crafty Cardmakers - Bunnies, Chicks or Eggs
Make My Monday - Easter Fun
Die Cuttin' Divas - Easter
4 Crafty Chicks - Crazy Egg or Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - Anything But A Card

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Janice x