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Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Sketch Challenge

Good morning,

Well, I scheduled my post for this morning, but as of writing last night I am still on borrowed internet, still waiting for BT to fix our line problem!

I'm back today with a new challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week Jules has chosen a sketch to follow for our theme ...

Here's what I made for my DT inspiration using Fizzy Moon 'Cheer's', coloured with my Promarkers ...

Really quick and simple - it took me longer to colour the image than to put the card together. Hope you can join us with your own interpretations of the sketch.

Hugz, Jan xx

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Spots and Stripes

Good evening,

Apologies for the late post today, but we are once again having a saga with our internet connection.

We discovered earlier in the week, after a neighbour was in the process of changing his internet provider, that there was a problem with our phone line - we seemed to be receiving phone calls for said neighbour and when we checked our own phone line had disappeared! After numerous phone calls to BT we are still non the wiser - they seem to think that an error was made in the exchange when changing over the neighbour's provider and they are trying to fix it! This has left us without our own phone number or subsequently no internet connection! GGrrrrr!

Anyway, after lots of head scratching, our other neighbour came to the rescue and kindly offered their details to connect to their internet for the time being (there are still some kind people out there after all).

So here I am, a little later than usual with my DT project for the new challenge over at FANTASY STAMPERS ...

For the next couple of weeks, we would love to see your projects showcasing 'SPOTS AND STRIPES' - a nice simple one, so hope you can join in. Why not pop over to the main blog and check out what my team made for their inspiration too.

Hugz, Jan xx

Friday, 26 June 2015

J for Jewels

Good morning,

Hope everyone is having a good week - it's my day off today, so I have some boring old chores to do - but only three more weeks left at school until my summer break (can't wait!)

I have news today of the next theme over at the Alphabet Challenge and we are up to the letter 'J', so we would love to see your projects with some added 'JEWELS'. Now that's not hard, is it?

Here's what I made for my DT inspiration this time ...

It took a while to decide on this one because I can add jewels to just about anything - but I wanted them to be part of the feature, not just embellishments (think I managed it - what do you think?)

It's another fairly simply design using a Memory Box border die as the main feature. This is cut from red pearlescent cardstock and mounted onto a 6x6" white card. I layered it with some red card and added a piece of black ribbon and lots of sparkly crystals to embellish.

I hope you can pop over and join us at the challenge this time.
Hugz, Jan xx

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

A chance to use your Punches

Hi everyone,

I'm back today with our next challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week Joan has chosen the theme of


Here's what I came up with (based on an idea from Pinterest) for my DT inspiration using a selection of punches ...

All the pieces for the little dog are made using different punches and then assembled. The dots were made using the end of a pencil in the ink pad. A Stampin Up sentiment to finish off.

Hope you will come and join us this week.
Hugz, Jan xx

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Purple is Best

Good morning,

Well, I had a fantastic time last night - my baby girl bought us tickets (as part of my birthday present) to go and see the 'Take That 2015 Tour' at the cinema!! Yep, they broadcast their O2 Arena performance live from London all around the world, via the cinema - one of the best things ever - we had a much better view on the screen (instead of them being 3cm high at the bottom of the arena) and it cost a lot less too. It was an amazing show, as always - but getting your head around being able to make noise, sing, clap while sat in the cinema was really weird!!

On a crafty note, it's time for our next challenge over at Fantasy Stampers - for the next two weeks the theme is


Here's what I made for my DT inspiration ...

Most of you that know me, know that my all time favourite is Purple! So out came the distress inks (Dusty Concord) and a few water splashes to make my front panel ready to stamp on.

I used black archival ink to stamp over the top, using Inkylicious 'Wild Flora', then stamped a sentiment (stamp from my stash). This is layered onto black cardstock to frame it.

Quite a simple design to show off the main panel - I just added some co-ordinating organza ribbon and a few purple adhesive pearls to embellish.

I hope you can come and join in the fun with your own 'colourful' creations.
Hugz, Jan xx

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Father's Day at Cardz 4 Guyz

Hi there to you all,

I'm back a little later than usual today with my DT project for the new challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz. It was my turn to choose the theme this week, and as Father's Day is on its way at the weekend, it seemed an obvious choice this time.

So here's what I made ...

I must admit I seemed to have developed a love of all this CAS recently and this one is no different. I stamped my LOTV image 'Man's Best Friend' straight onto the kraft card and coloured it with my Promarkers (the patches on the little doggie were done with my white gel pen) and I am quite pleased with the result. I then ran it through my printer to make the sentiment (I always hold my breath at this point and hope it doesn't spoil my handiwork!) I added three punched stars to embellish before layering the whole thing onto brown cardstock and adding it to my card blank.

Thank you for stopping by today.
Hugz, Jan xx

Monday, 15 June 2015

Here Comes Summer at My Besties UK

Hello there,

I have a little tag to show you today for the 'Same but Different' post over at My Besties UK. Once a month the team showcase one of Sherri's gorgeous images and all make projects using that same image - I love how this shows so many different styles using just one image.

This month it was my turn to choose the theme and image, so this is what I made for my 'Here Comes Summer' theme using image 359. She is called 'Garden Flower Fairy Petals and can be purchased from Sherri's online store here ...

I do love making my tags, as you all know - but never do anything with them afterwards (I was thinking of making them all into a 'Tag Book' - but that's another project!)

The image is coloured with my Promarkers and has a little added crystal glitter on her wings. All other components are from my own stash.

I hope you will pop over to the blog - if you leave a comment for the design team you may just be lucky enough to win the digi to use on your own crafty projects.

Hugz, Jan xx