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Wednesday 30 March 2011

Step by step picture Tutorial for the flowers!

Happy Wednesday everyone. I tried to upload a sideshow from Photobucket but failed miserably! One of these days.
If you have any questions I will try and answer them!
Have a great day.
TFL xx Jan

Tuesday 29 March 2011

Flower card

Todays card! I've been having a go at making flowers again. TFL

Monday 28 March 2011

A retirement gatefold

A4 double gatefold card.

Items used.

Card used is from Craftwork cards & Kan Ban.

Flowers from The Hobby House. Cuttlebug embossing plus, perfect perenials.

Go Kreate XXL Frilly 2 dies


Friday 25 March 2011

Birthday card

I used this adorable LOTV
I have 3 little granddaughters so I just had to have this. I decided to have a go ant a couple of challenges with it.
Lili of the valley

The Ribbon girl colour challenge.
Green and yellow.
I used DCWV kids 8x8 card stock and Martha Stewart PATP. Circle and flower nesties. LOTV image, ribbon by The Ribbon Girl. a Marrianne flourish. Some flowers and stamps from my stash

Ruby Wedding Card

Using my favourite Marianne designable folder and Fiskers ribbon punch. I also used Label 4 nesties for my computer generated sentiment. TFL

Thursday 24 March 2011

Todays cards

Hi everyone, thanks for calling it's another lovely day here.
Today I have made;
A christening book for Zach who is 2 yrs old.
A ladies 50th the lady it's for, loves watches so after loads of thought I ended up using the watch off the Keepsake, past times board. I also used a Marianne designables folder.
A man's 50th for Stevie who loves horse racing. I used the cd Man of the moment by Amethyst.
Hope you like them, thanks for looking.
Have a great day!

Wednesday 23 March 2011

Easter card

Hi everyone thanks for popping in today. It's a beautiful day again. Hope you can see the pics ok! Have a lovely day wherever you are. Another The Clipart Fairy, design, I do love her things they are gorgous. 8x8 card this time. TFL and your comments. I do apreciate each and everyone of them. xx Jan

Tuesday 22 March 2011

Special day card, DYSU challenge card

I couldn't resist this gorgous kit from The Clip Art Fairy here. I made it up then put it on an easel card. TFL

Monday 21 March 2011

Flower card

I was at Harrogate Papercraft show yesterday. A card very similar to this was on a stall called The Hobby House here.
I loved it so much I bought some of their beautiful flowers so I could make my own. I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder plus perfect perinnials. It's on Kan Ban card stock and I stamped the happy birthday. TFL xx Jan

Saturday 19 March 2011

A Christening Starcard A4 size

A4 in size, I used 10 sheets of card. I printed onto white card. papers are from The Clip art Fairy
I used Go Kreate XXL Frilly 2 nesties. In my JT to cut out the aperture. I stamped the back and front of the baby image for the centre then coloured them with Copics. Rocking horses are Szzix dies cut in the Big Shot. TFL

Friday 18 March 2011

Bunny easel card for two challenges

I made this with double sided Butterly kisses stamps. Coloured with Copics then I used xxl Go Kreate circles for the easel card.
I have entered;
Stamp something challenge

Step by step instructions for embossed card!

Morning peeps, it's a beautiful day here in the north east. It isn't helping my poor head any. I get terrible headaches and I have had this one for 2 days up to now. Anyway enough of my moans! Here is your step by step tut.
I used an A4 piece of card and an A5 piece. I like to use a contrasting colour because it shows the cut outs on the Marianne designables. I also like to make this card in the same colour. It looks very elegant like that.

I used mirri card not thinking it is a beautiful sunny day here so apologies for dazzling you but I think you can still see how I did it ok.
If you look at the embossing folders most of them have more of a gap at one end. I try to have them at the same side then I trim this off. Make sure your pattern still looks the right way up.
Hope this helps thanks for calling today
xx Jan

Thursday 17 March 2011

Creative blog award

Thank you so much Viv for thinking about me, I am so thrilled.
Now I have to tell you 5 of my greatest atchievements! Or random things so heres mine!
1. I have two lovely grown up son's!
2 I went on holiday to Turkey with 3 friends and came back in a relationship with one of them we had known each other since school and just been friends up till then. That was 14 yrs ago and we have been together ever since!
3. I went paragliding off a mountain in Olu Deniz in Turkey! (Turkey has a lot to answer for).
4. I started my blog with no help (good for me) lol!
5. I have entered this wonderful world of craft that most people do not even no about and made some wonderful friends.
Now the hard part I have to pick three blogs out of all the wonderful blogs out there!!!!
Tfl xx Jan

Special Friend 70th birthday card

I used 6 sheets of Crafters companion ivory Centura pearl card. and 4 sheets of Hunkydory cream and gold card. I stamped and gold embossed the rose details. i used my mega oval nesties to cut the aperture in the Joy Trouvaille A4 cutting machine. Bows ect from my stash.
Thanks for looking & your comments. I hope you like it. xx Jan

More details on how I made the card here

Wednesday 16 March 2011

Golden Wedding Card

I have had a busy day today with phone calls and visitors but ive enjoyed my day it's just not productive. lol!
Today I have made a golden wedding card with my favourits, Maranne designables and Cuttlebug dots folders

Tuesday 15 March 2011

Star Card

A4 in size. I used 10 sheets of A4 card to make this., Some pretty backing papers and some epoxy stickers, Marianne die for the flourish. Bows and hearts from my stash.
A verse on the back.

Monday 14 March 2011

A Christening card

Thanks for dropping in today I have finally finished something I could post lol! I have had a day trying not to woory about my son. he travelled back to Germany overnight thankfully he is fine. He had no internet connection to message me. His mobile was switched off so I could not contact him! Kid's I no he is 23 but us mother's do worry. Alls well that ends well. Anyway I will stop babling!Card made with the Keepsake Tall Story board. Booties are cut on my poor Craftrobo it's a case of will it or won't it work i'm afraid! It drives me nuts! I reduced the size to fit the Tall Story or a Bookatrix. I cut the Teddy and Rocking horse on the Big Shot with Sizlets. TFL

Sunday 13 March 2011

With Sympathy

Thanks for popping by today, after a dark start in the North East it looks like it may brighten up.
My Eldest is 31 today Happy Birthday son, my youngest is off back to Germany later. It may be a busy day so I thought I would post early. I hope you all have a wonderful day whatever you are up too!

My card today is a Sympathy card we all need them ocasionally.
I made this c5 card with Paperbox white card matted onto blue and my Marianne designables folder on the right then I cut the ribbon slots out with a Friskas punch. Added a peel off and some bows & pretty flowers I have had for a while!
Thanks for calling and as always your comments are very much appreciated, xx Jan
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Friday 11 March 2011

Marianne Embossed card

I made a 6x6 card out of pearl stardream I used some scrap white linin and I used these 2 gorgous Marianne dies you can buy them here I also used a Martha Stewart punch.
To cut the flower I cut it once and left the card in the die then I put more card on top and put through the Big Shot again. It is embossed rather than cut right through! It makes more of a base for the flower. TFL

Thursday 10 March 2011

Rainbow ladies challenge card (Best Friends)

Card 6x6 and paper from Craftwork cards Vintage Rose. Stamped image LOTV Together Forever. Coloured with Copics & Pro Markers. Heart punch Martha Stewart. Flowers are Prima.

60th Birthday Bookatrix!

It seems ages since I made a Bookatrix card this is for my friends Mum she loves
Gerrard Butler!
Love the Prima flower. Flourish Marianne die. There's a nice verse on the back of the card.

Wednesday 9 March 2011

Box card

I made box card, it has taken me a while as I didn't have a template lol!
I'm not sure about it and would like your opinions please. It's a bit busy for me but the lady who it is for likes busy!
I made 2 A4 boxes with acetate windows one for each side and put a verse in each. Centre is A4 box with layers and embossed decoration then the flowers in and some gems. I punched a 4 pieces of card about 2" in width and the length the width of the boxes. I scored them down the midle to create the hinges.

WHoohoo another award!

Gosh I am so excited to recieve another award, it means so much to me. Thank you to Valerie at Cannonburycreations.
for thinking of me.
I have to tell you 7 things about me lol!
I live with my long term partner Rob!
I have a 15 yr old cat Tink
I have two gorgous "grown up" Son's!
I have three wonderful Granddaughter's!
I enjoy crafting with my friends and my best friend and I go to a crop once a month.
I am addicted to crafting and buying craft products!
I moved to a bigger craftroom last year and need a bigger room again lol!
I wish I could have a tidy craftroom but it never happens!
Now the hardest part for me to choose 8 blogs out of all the beautiful blogs I like to visit!
I hope you are all as thrilled as I am to receive your award.
xx Jan

Monday 7 March 2011

Blog Award!

WHoohhoo I am so thrilled and honoured to accept this blog award. Thank you Sylvie
Rules that apply are;
1. To accept and write about it.
2. Dispaly it.
3. To pick 3-5 blogs and tell them they have won the idea is to showcase blogs that are great but not well known, so they should not have more that 3000 followers.

1. Edna Another Day Another card

2. Sylvia Casual Creations

3. Wendy Crafty Butterfly

4. Kathleen Crafty Kathleen

5. Hazel Hazel's Happy House