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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

The Sky's the Limit

Good morning,

It's time for our next challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week Kim has chosen the theme of


Here's my DT inspiration for the challenge ...

I was struggling a little with this one, but decided to make a birthday card for a little boy using this rocket image. Design papers are from my stash and the number '7' was hand cut from a scrap of co-ordinating card using a chipboard number as a template.

Hugz, Jan xx

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Fantasy Stampers - Challenge 8

Good morning,

I can't believe my new challenge blog 'FANTASY STAMPERS'  is 14 weeks old today! I am back with news of our next challenge and for the following two weeks the new theme will be based around a photo inspiration with the emphasis on

I chose the photo below as inspiration for your Easter projects - so how will you interpret it? Will it be the colours, the eggs, the flowers - the choice is yours. But remember, you must include some stamping.

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

I used an oval shaped base card to represent the egg shape and layered it up with lots of cardstock and design papers from my stash. I added some pretty lace around the edge to give some texture. 

The stamped image is from a freebie set on a card magazine and is called 'Somebunny to love' - isn't he cute! He's coloured with my Promarkers and matted onto a pink die-cut scalloped oval.  

I also added lots of extra embellishments, including some pink polkadot ribbon (my favourite), a little 'Happy Easter' banner, some paper flowers, die-cut leaves and a selection of adhesive pearls.

I can't wait to see how you all interpret the photo - why not pop over to the challenge blog and see what my design team made.

Hugz, Jan xx 

Friday, 11 April 2014

Easter Basket

Good morning everyone,

Well, Jan is a happy bunny today - I finished school for a two week Easter break yesterday, so no more work get-ups for a while! Having said that, I'm still usually up at silly o'clock - but it's different when you don't have to get ready for work! Lol.

Anyway, it's time for our next letter over at The Alphabet Challenge - for the next two weeks Sheena has chosen a very seasonal theme to go with the letter 'E' - bet you can't guess! Yep, it's ...

Here's what I made for my DT inspiration upcycling the bottom of an earbud container ...

I wanted to do something a little different and when I saw this lonely little empty container sat on the bathroom windowsill, I knew I could put it to good use. I covered it with some pale lemon design paper from my stash, then added a die-cut border cut from some scraps of pretty pink paper. It's embellished with a feather, a pink heart and some die-cut flowers in matching papers.

I made the handle using die-cut borders and scraps of leftover paper, then added a piece of ribbon down the centre. Here's a closer look ...

It's also embellished with a matching die-cut flower and a little 'Happy Easter' tag. Then I filled it with some pink tissue paper and added lots of yummy chocolate eggs! Hope you like it.

Why not pop along and check out some fantastic projects from my teamies over at the main blog. I look forward to seeing all your gorgeous entries.
Hugz, Jan xx

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

What's your Number?

Good morning,

It's time for our next challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week Diane has chosen the theme of


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

I used one of my embossing folders to create the 'numbers' aspect and inked with 'Chipped Sapphire' distress ink to highlight them. The quote is from Inkylicious and is called 'Life's About' - it's stamped in the same distress ink and then embossed with clear detail powder. A fancy mount and a piece of blue ribbon to finish off.

Why not come and join us this week with your own creations?

Hugz, Jan xx

Friday, 4 April 2014

Animal Magic

Good morning,

Well, what a miserable couple of days - I hope everyone survived the dust cloud!

It's time for our next challenge over at Polkadoodles and this week the new theme is


Now, with so many fab CDs to choose from by the talented Nikky Hall, it was a difficult decision - but one of my favourites won. Here's what I started with using the super 'Sugarplum Daisy CD' ...

And here's the finished result ...

I decided to get all 'busy as a bee' in readiness for some nice weather to come our way. I'm not usually a bright colours person, but I love the yellow on this one. I started with a shaped template and added papers from the CD. All the imagery and the sentiments are also from the CD. I added a few extra embellishments from my stash, including a bit of frantage powder (supposed to represent the pollen!), some polkadot ribbon, a couple of yellow brads, some die-cut flowers made from scraps of leftover paper and a little gold metal swirly bit on the sentiment ticket. Can you see the bit of honeycomb embossing at the bottom too?

I am looking forward to seeing which animals you all choose to play with, and don't forget to check out Team B's midway inspiration next Friday too.

I am entering this in the WeDoobadoo challenge - Sweet as Honey

Hugz, Jan xx

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Make us Laugh!

Happy Tuesday to you all,

Well, April Fool's Day brings us a brand new challenge over at Cardz4Guys and what better theme than


Now, this one definitely posed me a few problems - I don't have any 'funny' stylie stash, so I had to get my thinking cap on. After much 'googling' here's what I made for my inspiration ...

Now I definitely can't claim this as my own idea - but I did use my own design and 'moustache' stamp (so I hope it's ok). All the lettering was created on my pc, then I added my stamp into the space and doodled a little border around the edge. It's all mounted on black cardstock with a few extra embellies from my stash. Well, it certainly makes me laugh - hope it gave you a 'titter' too :)

Hugz, Jan xx

Monday, 31 March 2014

For the Boys

Good morning,

I hope everyone had a great weekend and all the mums out there were spoiled rotten. My gorgeous girlies bought me a beautiful canvas for my lounge which has a piccie of my beloved fur babies on - they know me well! Lol.

On a crafty note, it's time for our next challenge over at Make My Monday and this week Fliss has chosen the theme of


Here's what I made for my DT inspiration using my favourite stamp company ...

I chose to keep this one 'clean and simple' to show off the stamp - it's called 'Super Striker' by LOTV and is coloured with my Promarkers. I printed the sentiment on my pc and mounted the whole piece on red cardstock to compliment his little football shirt. 

Sadly, this will be my last post for Make My Monday as I have decided to step down from their design team to focus on my other crafty commitments. I would just like to say a big 'Thank You' to Jacqueline for having me and wish her and the girls good luck for the future.

Hugz, Jan xx