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Saturday, 6 December 2014

Clean and Simple Christmas

Hello again,

I do hope everyone is having a good weekend - I am planning to get some Christmas shopping done today and then put my tree and decorations up tomorrow.

On a crafty note, it's time for the next theme at my own challenge blog 'FANTASY STAMPERS' and this time we are hoping you will play along with your projects for a

'CLEAN AND SIMPLE 
CHRISTMAS'

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



Although my style is usually put as much on the card as possible, I do love making these clean and simple cards - and they are really good if you are in a hurry too (this one only took 20 minutes to make!)

It's a plain 6x6" white card blank which has my LOTV 'Snow Cute' image stamped in black ink and is coloured with my Promarkers (I added a little glitter for some extra sparkle too).  I also added a black die cut border which is called 'Frostyville' by Memory Box, and a few self adhesive crystals. Job done!

I shall look forward to seeing your projects over the next two weeks, then we will be taking a break over the festive period. We will be back on 3rd January 2015 for our first birthday celebration.

Hugz, Jan xx

Friday, 5 December 2014

V for Variety

Hi there everyone,

Well it's been a tough one at school this week - everything is getting manic as we approach Christmas and working with a class full of very excited 7 year olds is proving exhausting!

I'm back today with news of the next theme over at the Alphabet Challenge and this time Tammy has chosen 'VARIETY' for the letter 'V'. So we would love to see  a variety of 3 different embellishments OR 3 different design papers on your projects this time.

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


I decided to stay pretty 'clean and simple' due to time constraints, but love the way it turned out. I used my new Stampin Up 'Festival of Trees' stamp set, together with the co-ordinating punch to cut out three trees in three different scraps of design paper, then decorated them with the extra stamps. I added the little buckets (also part of the stamp set) and punched 3 gold stars and a sentiment to finish off.

Hope you like it. 
Hugz, Jan xx

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Favourite Christmas Colours

Hi there,

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

'FAVOURITE XMAS COLOURS'

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


Although I do love the contemporary style Christmas cards, I am also a sucker for the traditional - so I went with 'Red/Gold/Green' option for my card this week.

I stamped the gorgeous reindeer (which came free on a recent crafting magazine) and embossed it with gold detail embossing powder. I also stamped and embossed the 'Happy Christmas' greeting too.

Papers are from Kaisercraft and are layered onto gold mirri card. I also made a rosette out of the paper left over and added a little gold button to the centre.

I hope you will join us with your own Christmas Colours this week.
Hugz, Jan xx

Monday, 1 December 2014

Wish upon a Star

Happy Monday to you all,

Well, I have actually started my Christmas shopping over the weekend - early for me! Still got a way to go yet though and certainly don't have anything wrapped up yet!

On a crafty note, we have a brand new challenge over at My Besties UK and although we run an 'Anything Goes' theme, our leader Carol likes to challenge the design team. So, this time we have the optional theme of
'STARS'

Here's what I made for my DT inspiration using Sherri's gorgeous image 213, which you can buy from her on-line store HERE ...


The image is coloured with my Promarkers and is matted on gold miri card. Design papers are from my stash, together with lots of embellies, including a paper doily, some die-cut gold stars and a couple of gold brads. The sentiment was made on my pc.

Hope you can come and join us for our new challenge.
Hugz, Jan xx

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Food or Drink

Hi there crafty friends and a big welcome to my new followers,

Glad you could pop back - it's time for another challenge over at our male-themed blog - Cardz 4 Guyz. This week Kim has chosen the theme of
'FOOD OR DRINK'

So, here's what I came up with for my DT inspiration ...


I love this little fella and he seems to fit the bill perfectly with his champagne bottle and glasses - wonder what he's celebrating?

It's a 6x6" black card base - I have matted a layer of white cardstock on top which has been passed through my dotty embossing folder. I also added a leftover piece of design paper from my stash. The image is stamped with black versafine ink and coloured with my Promarkers and pencils. I mounted it on a black scalloped circle and added a few buttons as embellishments. The only trouble with male cards is I can't cover them with my usual flowers and butterflies! The sentiment was created on my pc.

Hope you can come and join us with your own creations.
Hugz, Jan xx 

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Cute Christmas

Good morning,

Well, we had enough rain come down last night for a week - bet there is a lot of local flooding!

It's time again for our next challenge at FANTASY STAMPERS and for the next two weeks we would love to see your projects showcasing
'A CUTE CHRISTMAS'

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


This one measures 6x6" in size and consists of a milk card base covered with Christmas papers from my stash. The stamped topper is 'James with Pile of Presents' from LOTV and is coloured with my Promarkers. I added a little liquid pearl to the fur and bobble on his hat too. Extra embellishments include a stamped greeting, some die-cut snowflakes, a piece of matching ribbon and a little hand cut bunting across the top.

I hope you can pop over and see the other design team work and I would love it if you could join us in the challenge.

Hugz, Jan xx

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Christmas Stocking

Hi there crafters,

It's time for another challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week Julie has chosen the theme of 'CHRISTMAS STOCKING'. Well, this challenge definitely 'challenges' me - do I have a christmas stamp with a stocking on - no! So here's my improvisation using a cheeky little digital image and a tag stamp from my stash ...


Thought I might make a few of these to add to my christmas pressies this year - much better than shop bought ones and all made from my scraps!

Hope you can join us this time.
Hugz, Jan xx