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Saturday, 31 March 2012

Less Is more #61

Hi Everyone! 
We don't need an alarm clock the cat gets us up! We have a couple of cats who come and eat the food our's doesn't eat there's only one she tolerates & he treats it as his secound home. Tink wakes us up to tell us he is there then sits and glares at him till he eats her food then goes. If she isn't about he has a cuddle and sometimes a sleep before he goes!
 Our granddaughter's have decided his name is Princey Baby. We took him to the vets a while ago and was very relieved he was really a boy or we would have had to call him Princess lol! 
(We have no idea who he belongs too). 
Enough waffle from me.
Another week has flown by and it's time for another   LIM challenge this week it's Picture inspiration.
5x5 card some scraps of paper I had laid about & Chloe's Tulip & sentiment stamp!
Sorry picture isn't great!
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Midweek reminder for Whoopsi Daisy Challenge!

Hi Everyone, hope you are all having a great week. Over on WD this week our challenge is "Use that stash UP"! You don't have to use a WD image but it would be great if you did!
The adorable image I used is by Linnie. Mona was the inspiration behind my card this time. Her's was a gorgeous pink card and I loved it so much this is my take on it. HERE
I made an 8x8 card. 
WD Sheet no 343 HERE, printed onto cream card coloured with Pro Markers. MS PATP. 
Go Kreate small frilly square. Memory box trellis. Nellie Snellen punches
Memory box die
Bits from my stash!

I hope you can join us, looking forward to all your gorgeous creations.
Thanks For Calling
xx Jan

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Dt card for Creative Card Crew "Spring"

C CC Challenge "Spring"Sponsored by The Stamp Fairy

8x8 card
Image Patsy4, coloured with Pro Markers
Limited Edition papers
Spellbinders & Marianne shapes
Metal Corners from Dawn till Dusk. (Excellent price)
We have some brilliant entries every time so I can't wait to see what you come up with.
DT have some gorgeous cards to show you. Links in the side bar.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Monday, 26 March 2012

Whoopsi Daisy Dt Use it up!

Hi Everyone, well my little family should be back in Germany by the time you read this. I am getting the house re- organized, it's so peaceful. It was great having them but I need to recharge the old batteries. The cats very happy she has her house back lol! 
I have a busy few days ahead catching up on things which is maybe just as well!
It's challenge time again over at Whoopsi Daisy & this time it's "Lets use our stash" 
8x8 Craftwork cards card. Free papers are from Shabby Princess.
Spellbinders nestibilies
Marianne die.
Chloe's Stamps, flower border, flower & small butterfly.
I hope you can pop over and join us once again.
Heart 2 heart "Embossing"
Make it Monday. "Anything goes"
Lollipop crafts "Anything goes"
The Pink Elephant "Butterflies
Pan PastelsUK Bright colours.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Rod's Gorgeous Pen Chest

This will stay up the top until 26th March please scroll down for other posts.

Need somewhere to store all your pens? Look at this wonderful product.

They are handmade to the highest standard.

If you buy one of Rod's beautiful products will you please put in the PayPal message to receiver.
"Jan Love to craft"
Then Rod will no I have recommended him as promised.

He also has other wonderful storage solutions for us crafter's. HERE
Have a good week 
xx Jan

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Less is more week #60 Recipe

Hi Everyone. Did you miss me?
We went out this morning for breakfast and a little retail therapy. I bought Diana a Union Jack dress a little like the one Gerry Halliwell wore a few years ago. Diana's choice but we new as soon as she saw it she would want it. WOW 3 month old baby and in a size 8 dress already!  She looks amazing but is worried about her tummy!! She just ate a large steak and all the trimmings lol!
I had to lie down when we came home I'm worn out. I can't believe they go back to Germany tomorrow. How time flies we will miss them so much.

This weeks challenges at Less is more is Take three challenges.
I decided to go with;
Week 41 Leaves
Week 55 Die cuts
Week 57 Neutrals.
I used Ross card stock & Sizzix embossing floder.
Memory Box Die cuts (poppy, Fuchsia & Tulip) from CHLOE
I finished with bow, pearl & peel off.
Make it Monday

Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Friday, 23 March 2012

Stampin with the Dragon!

I used Sheet 337
Hi Everyone. WD is sponsoring;
 Stampin with the Dragon challenge "Wings n Things".
I have some beautiful download papers which I rarely use because "they are not my colours".
So I made this card using some of them. They are by Shabby princess and are free.
I used 
Darice border 12" EF
Co ordinations green card.
Spellbinders 4
Nellie Snellen punch & emboss flowers.
Marianne butterfly.
pro Markers.
Glamour dust.
Distress inks.

Our current challenge at Whoopsi Daisy is "Use your layers"
You still have time to join in please use a WD image.

Thanks for looking today.
Have a great weekend.
xx Jan

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Hello Kitty

Hi Everyone!
Doesn't time fly I can't believe it's only 3 more days and my family go back to Germany it has been great having them here. We are loving every minute.
I made this Hello Kitty card today. 
8x8 Craftwork card. I bought the Hello Kitty image from Franki's A Crafty Touch.
Daisy texture plate by CHLOE
Nestibilities shapes. The gorgeous ribbon slider & pearls are from MeiFlower.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

DT card for CFAS #23 Sketch

Sketch by Catherine
Hi everyone this time over at Crafting For All season our challenge is this "Sketch"
I used the gorgeous tree from The Stamping Boutique on Ross 8x8 card. Coloured with Pro Markers. Spellbinders Fancy oval, Fancy Tags 2 & Daisy.
Darice 12" EF Bits from my stash. Don't forget to pop over and join us. The DT have made some stunning samples.
Thanks fro calling.

Monday, 19 March 2012

WOW birthday card & family pic

8x8 card using some of the goodies I bought at Harrogate.
Pearl Centura card. Flowers embossing is a Chloe texture plate.
Large dots EF. I also used a Darice large border folder Scroll with a bird! Nestibilities decorative elements 4. Flowers are from Nellie Snellen punch & emboss. Stamps are from Stamp it stamped with London fog Momento.

Diana, Kelly-Ann 3 months, Ella 5 & Jessica 8.
I've had a bad few days health wise & really shouldn't have gone yesterday but hay ho I will live! I've had a migraine most of today to top it off! I'm feeling lots better now.
I made the card following the sketch from Crafty card makers challenge but by the time I finished it the challenge was over lol!
It's for my lovely friend Eileen. 
Make it Monday "Anything goes"

Thanks for calling have a great week. 
xx Jan

WD Dt card Layers

Hi everyone! it's time for another challenge over at Whoopsi Daisy this week we would like to see your layers. I used this adorable image & papers from the Daisy & friends cd.
The excellent cd is available here
I also used Ms PATP, Memory box, Spellbinders & Joy dies.
Nellie Snellen Punch & emboss. 
Bits from my stash.
We would love you to join us. 
To be in with the chance to win you must use a WD image. There's a free one on the WD shop page here.
Do pop over and see the wonderful Design Team projects.
Have a great week
Thanks for calling.
xx Jan

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Harrogate Goodies & A Thank you Meiflower

 I had a lovely day, it's my favourite show.
We did a Craftwork cards workshop. We made two cards & got a gorgoeus goodie bag.
Then I went to see Shabana from one of my favourite shops the wonderful Meiflower to spend the £10 I won on Cards Galore challenge. With this card HERE

I hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day. I did but I am exhausted and I'm writing this in bed. 
Big hugs 
xx Jan

30th Birthday Carousel

Hi Everyone, I hope you are well. I am off to Harrogate Papercraft show bright and early today, we are doing a Craftwork card workshop so I am really looking forward to my day. 
 I have a 30th  birthday carousel to share with you.
Template is designed by Jan Mcfarlane  available from Card Making Downloads
MS punches.
I used Hunkydory card & bits from my stash.
Have a great Mother's day.
xx Jan

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Less is more week 59 Theme "Mask"

Less is more  week 59 Theme "Mask" this is totally out of my comfort zone. I have hardly ever used this technique. I love other peoples work though and would like to do more of it. These are some of the things I used. I also used a Copic for the stems. Flowers are punched with Nelly Snedden punch & emboss.
Thanks for looking
xx Jan

Friday, 16 March 2012

Birthday Balloon!

Hi Everyone. have you missed me? Sorry I'm not getting much commenting done as I'm spending time with my family at the moment. It's great having them here but chaotic to say the least. It's hard to believe a week has gone by already.
I have mad a Ho Air Ballon from a Card Carousel template. I used Pearl Centura white card & Hunkydory disco dots. Bits from my stash.

Crafty Bloggers Network "Floral"
Make it Monday "Anything Goes"
xx Jan

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

NEW! Stamps By Chloe Lavender!

Stamps by Chloe's new stamps are available now. I love this lavender stamp. I stamped it with WOW Magical mauve. Also added some Flowersoft.
Papers are free from Shabby Princess.
PATP MS punch.

I made this card with Go Kreate xxl #2 & Spellbinders.
Flowers were made using my Nellie Snedden punch & emboss. I loved using these. 
Card Candy.

Thanks for calling today.
xx Jan

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

My girl!

Hi everyone, here's a new photo of our youngest granddaughter Kelly-Ann she is 3 months old now!
xx Jan

Creative Card Crew challenge "Vintage"

Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge over at Creative card Crew "Vintage".
We are sponsored by the fabulous Simon Says

I have used a large XXL Frilly #2 die to make my base card & Crafter's Companion. Ivory Pearl Centura.
Some gorgeous paper (feels like material) I have had for ages and just keep stroking it lol!
Nestibilities shapes & Memory Box die from CHLOE.
I can't wait to see what you all make we get some fab entries every time. Do pop over and see all the gorgeous dt creations. Links in the sidebar.
Thanks for calling.
xx Jan

Monday, 12 March 2012

My Whoopsi daisy dt & Do Crafts Creativity club download cards!

Hi Everyone, hope you are all well?
Both my cards are 8x8 from Ross Papercraft.

Here's my Dt card for Whoopsi Daisy challenge "Punch it"
I used the gorgeous backing papers & Daisy from Daisy & Friends cd,
Marianne die & Spellbinders daisy.
MS punches.
I hope you can join us again, you need to use a WD image if you want to win though!
Do check out my wonderful teamies creations.
My secound card is from a free download Emma Collins Pr sent me. It's available to Creativity club members from today.
I used a Marianne die and some Liquid pearls. I just left it plain because I needed another man's card & I think it's a great download. I used Spellbinders 4.
Joanna Sheen "Spring"
Crafty Bloggers Network "Flowers"
Thanks for calling today.
xx Jan

Two man cards!

Hi Everyone, what a lovely day beautiful sunshine and so warm. 
My friend & I went to Ross Papercraft show at  Nissan. What a great day. I bought these Kan Ban toppers, gold corners. The beautiful pearl card is from Terry Ross who runs the shows. It's gorgeous card & paper. Brilliant price.
Clarity corners. WOW EG Metallic Brass sparkle from CHLOE
I have two cards today for Tuesday so I made these.
Cards Galore Challenge "Clean & Simple"
Thanks for calling. Have a good week.
xx Jan

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Versatile blogger award!

Thank you so much to the lovely Vee Cassidy  & Marleen for this award. How kind of them to think of me.
The rules of the blog award are that you thank the person who passed it on and link to their blog.

Choose 15 blogs to pass it onto.
There are some wonderful blogs and crafter's out their. I wish I could pick you all.

Tell the person who gave you the award. Seven things about me!
1. I live with my partner Bob of 15 years. (Deb to his friends) lol!
2. Two gorgeous grown up son's.
3. 4 precious grandaughter's 
4. 1 almost 17yr old cat & 3 that call for food. lol!
5. Scoliosis & arthritis problems among other's which lead to me crafting.
6. Addicted to crafting!
7. Made lots of lovely friends through crafting.

Crikey it's like writing a marathon.
xx Jan

ROSS Papercraft Show!

at Nissan Sports & social club
Sunderland SR5 3NS
Sunday 11th March 2012
10am till 3pm
Fabulous Ross card & paper 
Stamps By Chloe
and lots more.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Another 2 Lim cards

Hi everyone, I'm back with another two Lim cards for the Less is more challenge #58 one layer "script". I have loads of birthdays coming up in March & April  most of them family ones. So I decided to make a start.
Both Stamps with the script on are from Anita's. 
First card I made with Pearl Centura ivory & embossed a Spellbinders nesties into the card. I used TH DI  Tea Dye for the stamp and round the edges. Tatty Ted stamped with TH Brushed corduroy, worn lipstick & crushed olive with a Koi watercolour brush.
My black card I stamped & embossed with blue baby powder coloured with Cosmic shimmer scarlet red.
Thanks for calling.
xx Jan

Lim One layer "Script"

Morning it's a beautiful day here in more ways than one sun is shining & Adam, Di & Kelly arrived safely at 1.30am. 
This is my LIM hope it's ok?
I used some free flower stamps & DI. 
Thanks for calling
xx Jan
Thanks for calling.

Friday, 9 March 2012

Retro & Stripes !!!

Hi Everyone I'm so excited today not long now for my family to arrive. The house looks like a bomb went off upstairs but what am I doing? Blogging lol!
So much to to before they arrive but to be honest I don't no where to start. 
I decided to enter a couple of challenge one is Retro. I have never done retro before so hope this is ok? 
Emma's Cards UK "Stripes"
Glitter Geeks "Spring is in the air"
I could do with some constructive comments please.
Hope you all have a great weekend.
Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Thursday, 8 March 2012

A couple of A4 gatefold cards!

Hi Everyone!
Sorry I haven't been around much we have had such a busy stressful couple of weeks.

Thankfully Adam, Diana & Kelly-Ann will be here sometime on Saturday for a holiday so some good news at last & something to look forward too. 

I finally finished these two cards.
I used Spellbinders Labels 20 & Daisies. Butterflies are from Joy
The gorgeous Disco dots card is by Hunkydory. I bought it from C&C. 
We used to get this a few years ago so I was so pleased to see it back.
White corners are from Dawn till Dusk
Flowers are from CHLOE

CCEE1210. Stampers flowers flowers flowers
Crafty Purple Frog #36 Pink & Girly
Sarah Hurley challenge Birthday Celebrations

Thanks for calling today.
xx Jan

Monday, 5 March 2012

Wd dt card Lace & pearls challenge & Do Crafts Sketch

Hi Everyone my first card today is for Whoopsi Daisy Challenge Lace & pearls.
I used backing papers & a pre coloured image from Daisy & friends CD.
Die cuts are Marianne I also used some of the gorgeous disco card.
Bits from my stash.
Emma Collins PR at Do Crafts sent me this months Creativity Club sketches to play with. I only had time to make one of them this time.. I used some free digital download papers & Chloes border stamp (released on 11th) I stamped with Brilliance ink pads and clear EP onto vellum cut them out for the circle & Chloe's texture plate on sale now.
I hope you can join us again this week at Whoopsi Daisy challenge.
Joanna Sheen Challenge "Spring is in the air"
Make it Monday "Anything Goes"

Thanks for calling 
xx Jan