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Thursday 29 September 2011

First Birthday cards!

Hi Everyone thanks for calling today! The sun is shining and I'm not lol! I'm feeling all fluey! Yuk
OH has had man flu & just had to share!

I have two Crafter's Companion cards for you today. I made them for a !st Birthday!

Tunnel card is from The World Of  Beatrix Potter. 

 Humprhrey. All sort's
Bits from my stash.

xx Jan

Tuesday 27 September 2011

Lim card.

Also entering;

I have used Anna Marie designs card. A3 card to make 8x8.
matted with gold.
I used a Spellbinders Shapeability die.
Flowers made with Creative Expression Stamps.
Thanks for calling!
xx Jan

My DT card for Creative Card Crew! Challenge "Easel Cards"

Thank you for some wonderful entries at CCC.
I can't believe another 2 weeks a have gone by already!

Our Sponsor this time is Michelle's Store.

I made mine using XXL Scalloped & plain circles from Go Kreate in the Grand Callibur.
I used Anna Marie Designs A3 white card stock. 
I used Dreamweaver White Embossing Paste & Glamour dust & a Champaign bottle stencil by Sweet Poppy . I edged the top circle with Glamour dust. Sentiment stamp is by LOTV. Stamped onto a Spellbinders Shapeability.
Don't forget to join us and check out CCC DT teams fab cards.
Entering into Stamps fun & Creativity challenge. "Anything Goes"

Sunday 25 September 2011

Christmas cards!

Hi everyone. OH went to a car show today so while the cats away n all that! SIL & I went shopping! I ended up at The Range! Love that shop. I couldn't resist these Papermania stamps. The tree is huge but I love it,
Both cards are A5 in size. Both made from the same set of stamps.
Both made with Papermania capsule card stock.
Both heat embossed. Leaves on the LIM card is coloured with Copics & Liquid Pearls.

 My second  card is for the LIM Challenge "Sketch"
Thanks for calling!
xx Jan

Saturday 24 September 2011

Man card with "white space"

Paper Mill card off white. I used  a square of Burgundy card.
TH DI, Victorian Velvet.
Not sure where the stamp came from.
PC generated sentiment, Comic Sans MS font.
Also entering;
Thanks for calling!
xx Jan

Faye Wittaker "London"

Joanna Sheen's latest CD art work by Faye Wittaker!
8x8 card 
Mirri card.
Backing paper & image from CD.
Shapeability  frame.
I am following this weeks sketch at Willow Sketchie challenge
Thanks for looking
xx Jan

Friday 23 September 2011

Less is more 33 1000 "Anything goes"


LIM week 33 1000 "Anything Goes) baby

Baby Boy!

LIM week 33 1000 "Anything Goes) Dragon

Peel off on Acetate!
Are we nearly there yet!!!
Challenge 1000!

LIM week 33 1000 "Anything Goes)

Topper on glitter card!
Nothing special but hey it's another LIM challenge card! LOL!

Less is more 33 1000 "Anything goes"

Papermania card, Kan Ban stamps. Versafine black.
Sentiment LOTV.
Thanks for looking. 
xx Jan

Little skier Aqua, white & glitter!

8x8 card
71/2 matt Cut on the using Cricut & cart Cindy loo
Little skier & sentiment LOTV. Coloured with Pro Markers.
Nestie frame in glitter card. Snow flakes cut on the Big Shot with Sizlet. Small snowflakes same die & shrink plastic.
I am entering Publish Post
LIM challenge "Anything Goes"
LOTV Aqua white & glitter.

As some of you no my son is in Afghanistan and I finally got to talk to him today first time in a while.
 It's wassuch a relief to no he is safe. Then he says" Don't worry Mam if I get killed or injured you will be the first to no"!!! Kids Eh! Oh the joys of being a Mother!

Thanks for calling!
xx Jan

Thursday 22 September 2011

Lilac card.Double gatefold card.

Gift card to match!


Centura pearl snow white from Crafter's Companion.
Hunkydory Lilac card.
Flourish flowers Kan Ban.
Rose stamp I have had for years bought it from QVC.
Stamped in Versamark & heat embossed in silver.
Spellbinders Grand & small Nesties 4.
Bits from my stash.
Entering my card into;
LIM  challenge 33
The Paper Shelter " Anything Goes"
Thanks for calling.
xx Jan

Wednesday 21 September 2011

And Another!!!

Less is more card!! challenge 33 1000 "anything goes" No 5
We are nearly half way there!!
Don't forget to check out all the beautiful entries & join in. You have till Friday night to enter.
AMD DL card,
C&C rainbow card
Kan Ban stamp. Silver heat embossed.
Bits from my stash!

Thanks for calling
xx Jan

Nose to Nose!

CFAS DT card for Challenge 10 Sunset/fall colours.
Our sponsors this time are Whimsy Stamps 

Nose to Nose by Whimsy Stamps. Coloured with Pro Markers.
Pearl Centura cream & C&C gold,
MS punch
Daisy Sizzix Bigz die.
Other flower Spellbinders.
Flowers from The Hobby House.
Punched leaves.

Don't forget to pop over to CFAS and join in with this challenge, look at the other fab DT cards 
Thank you for all your wonderful entries. 
Also entering into;
Thanks for calling 
xx Jan

Tuesday 20 September 2011

Make a wish!

At last another one for the  LIM challenge 33 1000 Anything goes!

A5 Papermania card, stencil embossed with Dreamweaver embossing paste & glittered with Glamour dust!
Buttons are Joy dies with a dash of Sekura white to look like cotton.
Thanks for looking
xx Jan

Monday 19 September 2011

Shabby Chic & another one of my latest addiction!!

Hi everyone, it's a beautiful day here in the Crafty North!
I decided to make a shabby chic card for a challenge, I am having great fun getting messy! Not doing much else!! I have a long list of jobs that I am getting very good at ignoring!
My first card is 8X8 from Craftwork cards.
Some Kan Ban embossed card
Spring Feast Limited Edition.
MS corner punch.
Ornate Artisan tags & accents
Anemone & Daisy
LOTV stamp, coloured with Pro Markers.
Distressing done with TH 
Victorian Velvet
Milled Lavender
Bits from my stash!

Card no 2.
Lilac A3 card QVC Mirri card
LOTV stamp, coloured with PM.
Nesties & Marianne flourish.
MS Daisy punch!
Bits from my stash!

Hope to be back later with another LIM card.
The girls are trying to get 1000 entries this week so please pop over and join in. Details here.

I'm entering my cards into the following challenges.

Stamps & Fun use shapes & die cuts.

Sunday 18 September 2011

LIM week 33 1000 "Anything Goes) no3

Another card for the LIM.challenge! "Anything goes"  keep it clean & simple!
Chrissie & Mandi are trying to get to 1000 this week & they are well on their way.
 Don't forget to pop over & join in the fun, more the merrier!
6X6 card
MS punch.
Shapeabillity flower TH DI Victorian Velvet.
Bits from my stash!

Also entering Stamps & Fun challenge shapes or die cut
Thanks for calling!
xx Jan

Saturday 17 September 2011

LOTV stamp

Phew, i'm shattered. We have been babysitting our gorgeous granddaughter's today. Boy are they hard work! We have had a craft session! I didn't hide the glitter. Well, everything looks lovely glittered doesn't it?
They have gone home with two bags of craft goodies! Much to Daddies dismay!! Ha ha the joys of a Nan. Revenge can be so sweet!

Anyway onto my card!
Diva Lims are hoping we can get 1000 entries. I am sure we can. 
We had 1022 last time we had an anything goes challenge
 at  Creative Card Crew. Thank goodness there was a few of us to comment!

A5 card, LOTV stamp. ( another Harrogate goodie, I don't no wot to play with first!) I used Memento green ink coloured a couple of places with red Pro marker, then added ribbon & sentiment.
Thanks for looking.
xx Jan

Lessis more week 33. 1000 "Anything goes" no2

My card no 2 for LIM
A mans card this time. Stamped onto Ross card using kan Ban stamp & TH DI. Also used a touch of Glossy accents for the sea. 
It's very bright here today so photos are not too good. sorry.
Thanks for calling! 
xx Jan

Week 33 at Less is more! 1000 "Anything Goes" keep it Clean & simple!

Close up!
It's week 33 over at LIM.  The girls are trying to reach 1000 entries. So please pop over & join in.
My first card is my favourite at the moment. Lots of white space (LOL) Sorry girls!
I used a Penny black fantasy stamp for the tree, Kan Ban snowman stamp. Silver heat embossed. I stamped with Chloe's snowflake stamp & Brilliance white ink pad onto the acetate. I used MS deep edge for the borders. I dug out my Shrink plastic this week and cut out some snowflakes with Sizzix die.
Some ribbon from my stash.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone. Thanks for calling!
xx Jan

Friday 16 September 2011

Gate fold acetate card

I had a couple of friends over yesterday to help me sort my craft room out!!
Before we got started we had a craft session & Doreen showed me how to make this shape card.
It's just the day for crafting it's so miserable outside. SO!
This is the one I made today!

A3 pink card.
MS Punch.
C&C Acetate
Kan Ban stamp, silver heat embossed!
Bits from my stash!
Thanks for calling, have a great weekend!
xx Jan

Wednesday 14 September 2011

Carmen Electrafying!

I love this cheeky little digi stamp designed by Kenny K..
Coloured with Pro Markers.
Flower & border Spellbinders Shapeabilities!
Stickles. & Bits from my stash.
Thanks for calling!
xx Jan
I'm entering the following challenges;

Crafty Boot Challenges "Anything goes"
Papercraft Star. "Anything goes"
Fab n Funky Challenges "Bingo"  Middle line.

Tuesday 13 September 2011

My DT Pram for Creative Card Crew! "Baby Challenge" with Tut!

Well what an awesome fortnight at the Creative Card Crew we had 1022 entries. You certainly kept us all busy visiting your bloggs and wonderful creations.
We are so pleased and thank you all so much for joining us.

This time our challenge is "Baby" as 5 of our crew are having additions to their families in the next few months. Including myself as we are expecting our 4th granddaughter in December.

Our wonderful sponsor's this time are. Simon says stamp

I cut two 11" prams out with my Cricut Expression and New Arrivals cartridge. I used Double sided cream card. 
I cut a 12x12" piece of card in half, scored around 3/4" down each side. Glue them together end to end to make a long piece of card. fold the score lines and cut zig zag like teeth right along both sides. I get an cardboard tube from a roll of kitchen roll and curve it. Score a line across around 6" in and fold. This will form the apron. Glue to each pram side, this will create the 3d affect. I make a box to glue the wheels to as this helps to strengthen. I use wooden skewers for between the handle bars & the wheels.
Then the best bit decorate as required.
Top Tip
I always use wet glue for extra strength .

Don't forget to join us at the Creative Card Crew & visit the other wonderful DT work.


Also entering
One stitch at a time challenge "Anything goes"
Whoops a daisy challenge  "More than one Fold"
Papertake weekly challenge "Anything Goes"

Thanks for calling 
xx Jan

Monday 12 September 2011

Had a play with some of my new goodies!

First card was stamped with Penny Black tree, stamp & stick then heat embossed & glittered.
Matted onto silver card & Martha Stewart card.
My second card was made using Dreamweavers Stencils glossy embossing paste & Gold Glamour dust. Sweet Poppy champaign bottle stencil. Glasses were stamped in Versamark then gold heat embossed..
My third was done with a stencil & Imagination Sparkle Paste.
Pictures and don't do them justice with using black card.
Thanks for calling!
xx Jan

My Harrogate goodies!

Hi everyone just a quick post for now! I thought I would share some of my Harrogate craft goodies with you.
We had a wonderful day, spent far too much, now I have to find a home for them! Sound familiar?
My lovely clear desk is now full!

I also got some fantastic A3 card from Ross Paper 50 sheets £4. A4 50  for £2.
 They don't have a website their no is
They will be at Nissan on Sunday 9th October. Another great show.

I need to recover now lol!
I will try and catch up later & make a card!
Thanks for calling!
Have a lovely day.
xx Jan

Sunday 11 September 2011

Thinking of everyone affected by 9/11,

Thinking of all my friends in USA / world. Sending  love & prayers on this tragic day.
Carry on we might but our worlds have never been the same. God Bless everyone involved.

Love & hugs

Papermania card
WOC flower

Saturday 10 September 2011

More Less is more week 32. One Layer. "Seeing double"

 I'm so excited I can hardly contain myself, I'm off to Harrogate GNPE tomorrow and I can't wait. I love the Harrogate show, it's brilliant.

I went out with a couple of friends this afternoon and I found a new Craft Shop! It's called Suzicraft . We felt  at home straight away, great prices and we even got offered a cuppa! Their websites not quite up and running but you can buy their things on ebay! It was at Stockton on Tees opposite Tecaz. Even open on a Sunday!

Anyhow onto the LIM challenge 32 One Layer "Seeing Double" I have had another 3 tries. I do struggle with one layer week.
My first one is on AMD DL Parchment card. I embossed two Mega oval nesties. Then I stamped the glasses & embossed with gold EP.
Next card I used the same technique as the first card but using the snowflakes. I drew the lines with a silver pen. Finished with Stickles.
My final card I used Bazzil basics flowers & flourishes templates and used black Enamel Accents for the black dots. Sentiment is by Bazoo.
Thanks for calling xx Jan

Less is more week 32 One Layer " Seeing double"

Over at LIM it's one layer week! It soon comes around again! My first card made since I had my new craft racks fitted (see earlier post) it was loads easier with my ink pads organized. I just need all my stamps sorting! Any suggestions?
Any how on to my card. I used GG open hearts board for the background hearts, Giraffes stamps from Bazoo. Coloured with PM. Sentiment stamp I have had for years. Added a couple of roses. (to hid a mess I made) lol! Gosh this must be the quickest OLC I ever made!
Have a great weekend ladies. Thanks for calling xx Jan