Sunday, 22 May 2011

Flowery Cupcake Birthday

Another beautiful Lily of the Valley stamp.  She is soooo cute and I just love these colours.

The backgound paper is from Helen Jones Designs and the pad is called Love Tokens.  The LOTV stamp is Hello Cupcake and it's coloured with Copics.  The Martha Stewart punch is Double Loops and the ovals are Spellbinders Petite Ovals Large.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, aren't they gorgeous?  The swirly bit is from Marianne dies.

  The Copics I used are:  Clothes V000,12,15,17.  RV000,02,04.  Cupcakes R83, RV02, BV31, B60, C1,3, V17.  Skin E0000,00.11.  R20.  Hair E0000,33.

I really like this card, for a change it turned out exactly as I wanted.  How unusual is that?  Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and that the weather is not too bad where you are.  It's awful here, wet and windy and not particularly warm.  Hugz, Janice

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Flock Paper Flower

This was the only card I made at the craft club on Friday morning.  We did more blethering (chatting) than anything else, not a lot of crafting was going on.  I always take my cards ready to assemble, so I don't have the excuse of needing to gather stuff together and use the Cuttlebug and dies.  Oh no, it was just blethering that got in the way of the crafting.

  I used paper and card from my stash for matting and layering and used navy blue card to make the card blank, 6X6 inches.  The flower petals and leaves were made with flock paper bought from Craft World last weekend.  The flower dies are from both Marianne and Spellbinders, the leaves are from the Spellbinders Foliage set.  I wasn't sure how well the flock paper would emboss but the answer was very well, it showed up beautifully.

The corners are from Spellbinders Floral Accent set, very useful set of corners and twirlie bits.

A nice fresh looking card in lovely colours, I like this one a lot.  That's all for today, my husband is in our new kitchen trying to tidy up the tile grouting before we start to wallpaper.  Tomorrow we go to pick up the flooring and hopefully get our kitchen completely finished.  Hugz, Janice

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Christmas Wreaths

Two cards made for Christmas using the same stamp.

My husband coloured in the image for this one using Copics, although I made the actual card.  He's sooo much better than I am at colouring in.

This one I coloured using Copics.  I like both cards but I like Alex's image best.

That's all for today, lots of housework to do today.  Hugz, Janice

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Rose Creations

I have just been waiting to have a go at this kind of card since I bought the Rose Creations dies a few weeks ago, but my kitchen got in the way.

The card was made using only cream coloured card and various 'brown' chalks.  The mat was made using Martha Stewart Vintage Lace punch, the edges were chalked.  The flower was made using Spellbinders Rose Creations, the first three sizes, they were chalked after embossing but still in the dies.

The branch was from the Foliage set by Spellbinders, again embossed and chalked and the twirrly bit is a Marianne die.

The butterflies are from Joy Craft Dies, embossed and chalked while still in the die.

I hope you like this card, if you do, leave me a comment and let me know.  Hugz, Janice

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Kanban Christmas Tree

This is a card I made for last Christmas, again using another reject Kanban image from their factory shop.

I cut the image out using Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, and matted and layered with Classic Scalloped Circles Large and Eyelet Circles, the same with the smaller circle with the sentiment.  The white snowflake is a brad from my stash and the silver holograpgic snowflakes are peel-offs.  The standard circles are ringed with a narrow silver border peel-off.  It was another quick and easy card that would go through the post easily.

Hopefully my kitchen will be finished in a week or so, my husband is tiling at the moment, so the end is in sight and I can get back to some cardmaking.  Hugz, Janice

Friday, 13 May 2011

Kanban Snowman

The image was bought on a sheet from the Kanban factory shop, 6 images, all usable for 30p.  It should have been die-cut decoupage but obviously they had problems with the die-cutting but there's nothing wrong with the images themselves. 

I used Spellbinders Classic Squares Small to cut out the image and then matted and layered it on to Labels Fifteen.  The Martha Stewart punch around the page is Aspen Snowflake.  I've added holographic peel-off dots for embellishment.  This was quick and easy to make and is a 'going through the post' card but with enough layers and dots to stop it from looking flat.

Have a ggod and crafty weekend.  Hugz, Janice

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Perfect Gift

A hug is a perfect gift, how true!  I haven't really indulged in much crafting since we started the kitchen refit on the last week of April.  Yesterday, I felt the need to get started again and this is what I came up with.

The stamp is by Penny Black and is called 'A Hug Is...',  I used a Rusty Brown Stazon inkpad to make the words standout.  The flower is made using two different die sets, the Spellbinders Rose Creations and Marianne Ribbon Flower 1.  The leaves are from Spellbinders Foliage set and the twirly bit is from the Doodle Parts set, the butterfly is also from Spellbinders.  The card, paper, brad and jewels are all from my stash.  I love the nice soft colours in this card, it appeals to me, and I really enjoyed making the flower.

Well, that's all for today.  I need to get stuff ready to take with me for tomorrow mornings craft club, I haven't been there since we started the kitchen and I'm really looking forward to it.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Cricut Flower Card

This is a card I made a long while ago and the first thing I have to do is apologise for the fact that this is not my original idea but was inspired by someone on the Cricut Message Board.  I think her name was Isabella Wheadon and she was quite happy for me to make and show this card although it is not a direct copy of her card.  This is still one of my favourite cards of all time.

It was made on my Cricut Expressions using StoryBook for the circles, flowers and swirlies and I think, Home Accents for the leaves.  I've embellished with yellow pearls and glitter gel pens.  The sentiments are silver peel offs.  I hope you like this one as much as I do.  Isabella is a very talented lady.

I am hoping things will get back to normal for me soon, my kitchen is almost finished being fitted and then it will need decorated.  Hugz, Janice

Thursday, 5 May 2011

My Son's Birthday

My son's birthday is this weekend and here is his card.

I made this for him a few month's back, nice to be organised this year for birthdays.  I just hate doing a card in a hurry, I never like the card once it's done.  I hope he likes it.  The stamp is from Fun Stamps and is called Beer Cheers, it has been coloured with Copics.  The card and paper were from my stash.  The photo corners are gold peelies and the lovely red dots are Candi from Craftworks Cards.  The beer mug has been covered with Clear Accents to give it a bit of a shine and puff paint used for the foam.  The sentiment and his name are gold peelies.

Have a good and crafty day.  Hugz, Janice

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Camelia Flower

Hi!  Some people have asked for a tutorial for the flower but it's too simple for a tutorial.  Cut out however many of each size of circle you wish, thread them onto a brad.  Scrunch into a tight ball and then gently seperate the layers to your satisfaction.  Not happy?  Scrunch and start again.  It is as simple as that, I've used a 12X12 sheet of scrapbook paper before see here and also this one has been done using crepe paper instead see here, the instructions are the same for both.  Hope this helps.  Hugz, Janice

Tuesday, 3 May 2011


This is a flower made with the new Spellbinders Rose Creations.

The flower has three petals of each size made from crepe paper.  The other Spellbinders is Fleur di Lis in cream pearlescent card.  The background paper is Queen of Hearts,  from the Crazy 4U Collection  by Flair Designs.  I enjoyed making this and trying out the new flower dies with crepe paper.

I have entered this one into For Fun Challenges Is it spring yet? challenge.

Have a good crafting day.  Hugz, Janice

Fairy in Blue

This is a card I made a wee while ago, I'm still not back to making cards after the kitchen fit.  I might try to fit one in today, I'm beginning to have withdrawal syptoms.

It's a LOTV Tiptoe Fairy stamp coloured with Copics, sorry I don't have the Copics list for this one.  The sentiment stamp is also LOTV, they are sooo handy and fit right in with the Spellbinder dies.  The Spellbinders are Big Scalloped Circles Large and Standard Circles Large.  The leaves are from a Marianne die and the flowers are from George and Basic Shapes on my Cricut.

I'm entering this card into the Stamp Something - Something with wings challenge.

I should get back to making cards soon, if not today.  There's not much work left to do in the kitchen until the fitters come back, it's just getting rid of the dust which gets in everywhere.  Hugz, Janice

Monday, 2 May 2011

Cricut Flutterbyes

I made the butterflies on my Cricut using Storybook cartridge, they're very ornate and made in two layers, the top layer was embossed with the Cuttlebug..

I'm not really a pink person but I love the colours of this card, right down to the pink pearls from Kaiser Craft.  I don't have a name for the paper, it came from pre-blogging days.  It was quick and easy to make.

That's all for today, I'm still in the kitchen trying to put things to rights.  The electrics won't be finished until Friday and there are still some small joinery things to be done, goodness knows when they'll be complete.   Happy crafting, Janice