Friday, 23 June 2017

Weight Lifter Alf!

Today I am sharing a card made for a friend to give to her son.
As he enjoys going to the gym, I thought this digi image would be perfect for him!

The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels 15
Digi Stamp Boutique - Weight Lifter Alf
Docrafts Xcut Dies - Stars
Papers from my stash
Sentiment - Computer generated

Challenges entered:-
Craft Rocket Challenges - For the Men/Boys
Creative Knockouts - For the Boys
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday
Simon Says Stamp - Use Patterned Paper
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge  - Anything Goes
Watercooler Wednesday - Masculine
Cardz 4 Guyz - Stars
Fairy Tale Challenge - Hobby
Aud Sentiments - Bingo + A Sentiment
(Die Cut/Markers/Favourite Colour)

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Stencilling with Distress Inks

Today, I am sharing a card I made for my friend who celebrated her birthday yesterday.
This is my first time of making an inked background with a stencil.
I was quite pleased with the result, so I think I'll be trying it again.

After cutting and embossing the cross-stitched square, I left the card in the die,
laid the stencil over the card and lightly inked with Dusty Concord and
Spiced Marmalade Distress inks.

The products I have used are:-
Lawn Fawn - Large Cross-Stitched Square Stackables
Crafter's Workshop Stencil - Mini Daisy Cluster
Crafter's Companion Die'sire - Scalloped Tags
Filigree Flower - Unbranded die from eBay
Ranger Distress Inks
Sentiment Stamp - Free with Craft Magazine

Challenges entered:-
The Flower Challenge - Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Use your Imagination
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Add a Sentiment
Deep Ocean Challenge - Die Cuts, Chipboards and/or Punches
Everybody-Art Challenge - Happy Birthday
Dream Valley Challenge - Square Cards Only
Use Your Stuff - Try something New (Stencilling)
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes/Optional - Tag you're It
Addicted to Stamps - Make your Mark

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Birthday Wishes

Today I am sharing a card made for my spares box.
As it's been so warm here the last few days
 I thought I would go with using some Summery colours.

For my card I used the June challenge sketch over at
 Clair and Sharni Get Crafty! Facebook group which I am also entering.

The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders - Pierced Squares
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Circles and Scalloped Circles
Stitched Banner - Unbranded die from eBay
Artifacts Stamp - Daisy
Cardmaking & Papercraft Paper Pad - Fancy Pants Designs - Beach Babe

Challenges entered:-
Die Cut Divas - Summer Fun
Noor! Design - Summer
Create and Makes - Use Yellow
Paper Craft Happy - Anything Goes with the option of Summer
My Time to Craft - Summertime
Do-Al(l) Kreatives - Summer Start

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Female Birthday Card

Today, I have a birthday card to share with you that I recently made for a friend.
This is the first time I have used the embossing folder which was one of my purchases
at the Ally Pally craft show in April. It's so pretty and is one I think I'll be using a lot.

I started by first cutting the circular die from the base card, and stamping the sentiment,
which is two from a set. Then using two dies taped together I made the lilac frame.
Next I placed them all together and taped them back into the aperture, added
the bird and the flowers.
The single bird has been snipped from a branch of five birds.

The products I have used are:-
Stitched semi circle - Unbranded die from eBay
Sentiment stamps - Unbranded stamps from eBay
Bird - Unbranded die from eBay
Leanne Creatif Embossing Folder - Little Flowers
Woodware punch - Fern
Xcut Punch - Small Daisy

Challenges entered:-
Animal Friends Challenge - Animals with Wings
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies
Love to Craft - Anything Goes
Naughty or Nice Challenge - Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Embossing Heat or Dry
Stempelgarten Challenge - CAS
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes with optional die cuts and/or punches
Creative Ladybirds Creations - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Friday, 16 June 2017

An Anniversary Card

Today, I am sharing a Wedding Anniversary card I've made for some good friends
and neighbours from where we used to live who are celebrating their anniversary today.
I've just realised I seem to have had a run of blue and white cards this week!

With the white piece of card (cut with the smaller label die), I left the card in the die and ran it through my machine using the heart embossing folder, so that the edge of the
card remained un-embossed.

The products I have used are:-
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels 28
Docrafts - Xcut Embossing Folders - Hearts
Couture Creations A4 Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots
Birds - Unbranded die from eBay
Presscut die - Happy Anniversary

Challenges entered:-
Double D Challenges - Blue and White
Scrapy Land - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes with an option of Use Die cuts
Words 2 Craft By - Keep Love in your Heart
Dies R Us  - Celebrations
A Gem of a Challenge - Wedding or Anniversary
Allsorts - Use at least two dies
Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes with optional die cuts and/or punches

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Thursday, 15 June 2017

'A Bit More Time to Craft' Challenge #46 - 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'.

I made this card for my spares box using another digi image from Bugaboo which is
one of three I won recently in a card challenge,
This one is called JJ Housework - Cook I love it, the sentiment just makes me giggle, probably because I can relate to it so well!

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 Beauty Light Digi Papers
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Hexagons and Scalloped Hexagons
Bugaboo Digi Stamp - JJ Housework - Cook

Challenges entered:-
Mod Squad Challenge - Make it Square
City Crafter - Frame It
Digi Chooseday Crafting - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers - Add a Sentiment
Stinkin' Inkers Challenge - Girls Just Want to have Fun
Dream Valley Challenges - Square Cards Only
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes with an option of Die Cuts

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

A Quick and Easy Male Card

Today I am sharing another card made for my spares box.
I am often asked if I have any male cards already made, which of course like many other card makers, I don't have as they usually are the most difficult cards to make.
This one was nice and quick to make and is flat, so good for sending by post.

The products I have used are:-
Docrafts - Xcut Embossing Folder - Wicker
Yacht and Ship's Wheel - Unbranded from eBay (also contains an anchor die)
Creative Expressions/Sue Wilson - Frames and Tags - Pierced Flags

Challenges entered:-
Double D Challenge - Blue and White
Cuttlebug Mania - Father's Day
Fairy Tale Challenge - Summer in Blue + One other Colour
Tuesday Throwdown - For the Men
Unicorn Challenge - For the Guys
Always Fun Challenges - For a Male or Dad
Cards in Envy - You're the Man
Crafty Cardmakers - For a Special Man/Boy or Father’s Day
Cardz 4 Guyz - Something Blue for Father's Day

Thanks for stopping by.
Janice x