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Friday, 20 April 2018

Crafty Catz Challenge Blogs - Anything Goes with the optional twist of CAS (Clean and Simple)

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

Can you believe it is Friday again. I hope you have something nice planned for the weekend. Today I will be helping at a Felting workshop. At the weekend we will be looking at cars again with us it is a very long slow process.

Being Friday the new challenge starts on the Crafty Catz Challenge blog the theme is Anything Goes with the optional twist of CAS (Clean and Simple). The sponsor this time is A Day for Daisies.


I used the outer dies from the Stitched Lattice die set from Creative Expressions to make the mats and layers. 


There are lots of gorgeous images in the store if you click on the logo you will be taken there. 


This image is called Little Striped Dress and it is available HERE.  I printed onto Neenah card and coloured with Promarkers. 


Before I printed the image out I added the sentiment with the computer. 

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018

LOTV Bunny 18th Birthday card

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors,

How is your week going? I have been enjoying the sunny weather by catching up on a few jobs. It is nice not to be held back by in any way with the rain. The birds seem to be enjoying the sunny weather too.

A while back someone on Facebook in one of the groups I am in put out a request for birthday cards for her daughter's 18th birthday. I agreed to send a card this is it.


I started by finding an image and I based the colours of the card  around that. The paper was in my stash. 


This cute LOTV image came from a pad of images. I thought the bunny was cute and the balloon and cake were just right for a birthday. I cut an aperture with the Double Pierced Rectangle dies by Creative Expression. 


I used the Double Pierced Circle dies to highlight the age. The numbers were cut with some Crafter's Companion dies. 


The balloons ware a Tattered Lace die. The flowers were created with a punch and the leaves are the Star Flower Leaves from John Next Door. 


I did get a lovely thank you for this card which was nice. 

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Hugs Jackie

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Monday, 16 April 2018

Kinetic Easter Card

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

I hope you had a good weekend. We were busy as usual. We have started looking for another car but this will take a long time it always does with us. The Bootleg Beatles concerts was amazing and we had a good time with our friends. On Sunday we visited our parents. The photo books of our daughter's wedding I ordered looked amazing and were very well received.

I think this is my last Easter make to share. I made a Kinetic card with the dies that came from Papercraft Essentials magazine. I made this to sent to my cousin who just loves Hedgehogs.


I used a cloud embossing folder for background. 


The spinner element was a cute hedgehog. The stamp came free with the magazine along with the slider dies. 


The daffodils were cut with some dies from Creative Expressions. 


Another Creative Expressions die I have used it a lot this year. 


I know my cousin liked this card she sent me a lovely message.

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Happy Crafting

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Friday, 13 April 2018

Crafty Catz Challenge Blog - Anything Goes with the optional twist of Favourite Colour Combination

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How has your week been? I can't believe it is Friday again already. Tomorrow we are going car hunting the time has come to change my husband's car. The last straw was someone trying to break into the car last week. In the evening we are going with our friends to see the Bootleg Beatles in concert in Portsmouth it is so close we couldn't not go. On Sunday we are visiting our parents and taking the photo books I have had orderd of our daughter's wedding. I hope they like them.

Well being Friday the new challenge starts on the Crafty Catz Challenge blog the theme is Anything Goes with the optional twist of using your favourite colour combination. The fabulous sponsor this time is Paper Shelter Digital Stamps. We have a Guest Design Team call for May just put GDT after your name with your entry if you are interested.


I like the combination of pink and blue it reminds me of the For-get-me-not flowers which used to grow in our garden. All the papers I used came from my stash. I used the Double Pierced Square and Rectangle dies from Creative Expressions to make the mats and layers. 


There are many wonderful images in the Store if you click on the logo you will be taken there. 


This image comes from the digital stamp set called Tulips and it is available HERE. I used the       pre-coloured image from the set.  I created the background for the image  in Publisher. Then I die cut the image with a Tattered Lace oval die with a matching white border. 


This pretty lace I have had for a while in came in a bag of oddments from a Craft Fair. 


Have a great weekend. 

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Easter Boxes made with the Opera Box Die Set

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going? I have had two days catching up on things and the weather seems to be improving which is nice.

This will just be a quick post today. I wanted to share the boxes I made for Easter. Most of them were used on the table for Easter lunch. Others I gave to friends. They were all filled with chocolate. They were all made with the Opera Box die set from John Next Door. I do like the flexibility of these boxes. I can do taller ones I have yet to tackle wider.


Here are most of them together. I tried out some different designs. 


This box is a bit taller than the others I wanted to try out the Gerbera panel die. The box just needed to be a little taller . 


I fitted in 5 small chocolate bunnies and a packet of mini eggs into each box. 


I did try out different designs in the boxes. 


This is the panel that comes with the Opera Box Die set. 



The flowers on top were all made with the Gerbera die that comes with the Opera Box die set and the Star Flower leaves. 

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Beccy's Place new release First Day Jitters

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

How is your week going. We got back yesterday from the annual Beatles Day held at the White Rock Theatre in Hastings. It is a brilliant day and it raises money for MacMillan Cancer Support.

The observant among you might have noticed a new badge at the side of my blog. Back is January I was asked if I would like to be the first ever Guest Designer for Beccy's Place. My work will be shown for the following three months and then it will be someone else's turn. Needless to say I am thrilled to have been asked and to be able to work with  these wonderful images.

The first set of images I was sent  is called First Day Jitters and the set is available HERE



This is the first card I made. I created my own background in Publisher. 


This is the First Day Jitters Set. You get a wonderful array on images and sentiments. 



As the images are PNGs I was able to layer them over each other and onto the background I had created. I printed the image I had created onto Neenah card and I coloured it with Promarkers. 


This sentiment comes with the set too. Being a PNG it also has a clear background so it lays right over the background.


I added the bakers twine for a bit of added detail. I really enjoyed creating the image I only used Publisher. The card is nice and flat for posting. 

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Friday, 6 April 2018

Crafty Catz Challenge blog Anything Goes with the optional twist of Colours of Spring

Hello My Crafty Blog Friends and Visitors

I hope you had a good week and have something nice planned for the coming weekend. On Saturday we are off to Ally Pally for the Craft show. We go on the train. It is a good day out. On Sunday we are heading off to Hastings for Beatles Day. It is a whole day dedicated to Beatles songs performed by many different people and the proceeds go to Macmillan Cancer Support. It is a very good day. We have been a few times now with our friends.

Being Friday the new challenge starts on the Crafty Catz Challenge blog. The theme is Anything Goes and the optional theme is Colours of Spring. The sponsor is Lacy Sunshine.


I found the paper in my stash and I cut an aperture for the image with my Double Pierced dies from Creative Expressions. 


There are many gorgeous images in the store click on the logo and you will be taken there. 


This image is called Rory's Hollyhocks and is available HERE. She was printed onto Neenah card and coloured with Promarkers. 


This is such a useful die from Crafter's Companion. 


I used the Star Flower Leaves from the John Next Door range and I created the flowers with punches. 


Have a great weekend. We are off to the Crafting at Ally Pally on Saturday and on Sunday we are going to Hastings for the annual Beatles Day. 

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Happy Crafting

Hugs Jackie

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