Monday, 11 November 2013

Christines Craft Class Christmas No. 3

Today I am sharing Card no. 3 of 6 designed by Christine Dyer and made by myself at Christines's class.

Such a beautiful card.  A large 8" x 8" card that looks very stylish & very classy.
I haven't had much luck in the past with heat embossing but this one turned out just right.   The shading on the scene was something else that I hadn't had much experience with before and I was pretty impressed by the result. 

Hope you like as much as I do!
Thanks for stopping by
Jan xxxx

Monday, 28 October 2013

Christine's Class Christmas No. 2

Today I am sharing Card no. 2 of 6 designed by Christine Dyer and made by myself at Christines's class.

This is such a classy card, loved the die cut sentiment.  Loved the tartan ribbon, it always reminds me so much of an old fashioned christmas.

To add dimension to the card, the poinsettia was layered and then we added some berries to finish it off.

Card no. 3 coming soon!

Lovely card.

Thank you for stopping by
Take care
Jan xxxx

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Back at last!!!!! Christines Class cards

Hi everyone
I have been away from my blog for such a long time but hopefully I am well and truly back again now!

Every month I book myself into a class which is run by a very very talented lady called Christine Dyer.  Her cards are just exquisite!

Each month I will post the makes and takes that we have completed during our craft class.

Today I will post just one of six (five from most recent class but the first one was from the previous class that I couldn't attend but had the pack sent to me instead and only managed to complete one of the five! ).   

All of the cards are Christmas cards and each and every item made I am hoping to replicate in some way because, like I say, they are just exquisite!

So...... 1 of 6

I believe that the original design for this card was by Chloes Creative Cards.  Isn't it just fantastic?  An 8" x 8" card which was just such a pleasure to make.  It sparkles, it is dimensional, it is bright and beautiful and very different from the usual Christmas cards around.  The Gingerbread men were cut out individually from the paper and a glue dot added so that they would stand out of the card.  Each little man was also glittered, of course!
Such a novel card!

Christine holds classes all the time so if you would be interested in attending one or details of the classes, just drop me an email.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you pop back soon to see No. 2 of 6.

Take care
Jan xxxx


Monday, 23 September 2013

A Sledging we will go

A Sledging we will go!

Must confess to having done this card quite a while ago.  I was busy having a look at some of the cards that I started out making and came across this one.   Although I don't use most of the products in this card nowdays, I absolutely love the stamp set from Penny Black.

Thanks for stopping by

Jan xxx

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Rudolph entry for July

This still feels odd, doing Christmas cards when the sun is blazing outside!

Well here goes, a quick card to join in the fun.

Enjoy the lovely weather.....

Take care
Jan xxxx

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Rudolph Challenge March 13


Oooops I hope Im not too late to enter!  Talk about by the skin of teeth!!  
Hope you like.

Enjoy the Easter Break!

Take care
Jan xxx

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Noah's Ark

Remember last week I posted a card that I had made for my niece? Well I also gave her a gift for her nursery (her daughter is due in May).    
A friend of mine (Carol) is very much into quilling, a part of crafting that I really don't have the patience to master!
I have taken pictures of the wrapped parcel, the bag and tag that I had made to put the gift into and of course the lovely Noah's Ark made by Carol.  What do you think? Isn't it just gorgeous?

Did you notice the little birdie with a piece of straw in his mouth on the top of the Ark?

Such a delicate parcel to wrap!

Love decorating the plain white bags and making them look special.  I used my favourite Stampin'Up! stamp set, Flourishing Flowers and the Primrose Petal ink.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Take care

Jan xx

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Jo's Birthday Card


Good afternoon.  Boy am I glad that it is Saturday, mind you still have "jobs" to do today (woman's work is never done and all that!!).  Still I can do things at my leisure today.
Have managed to get all the washing done and pottered around as one does picking things up off the floor, sweeping, washing up etc and am now just having a breather and my lunch.

I plan on visiting my sister today whom I like to meet up with on a Saturday evening so we can go for a game of bingo!!  Its also my niece's birthday this week so wanted to take a card up to her.

So here it is........

As you can see I am very much into pastels and subtles!!  

Well, that's enough for today. Had better get off and finish my chores before I get myself ready for an evening of "me" time.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Paper Craft Crew Sketch 31


What a great time I've had this evening using my new goodies that I received from Mr UPS!  I absolutely love the Stampin' Up!  Subtles Collection.  They are right within my comfort zone and sometimes you just have to be in the comfort zone don't you!

I was thinking of actually entering the challenge this week so I will be brave and go for it.

My offering today:-

Right up my street!!!   Butterflies, pink and blue and best of all glitter!

Hope you have a lovely evening.  I'm off to do a bit of blog hopping now.  

Take care

All products used were from Stampin'Up!
Stamp set  -  Bloomin Marvelous (Butterfly) and Friendly Phrases for the sentiment
Inks -  Pretty in Pink and Bashful Blue
1 1/4" Scallop Punch
Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Rudolph Challenge Feb - 2013


Today I was introduced to the Rudolph Day challenge which is set by Sandra from Stamping for Pleasure

I decided to join so that I can keep in touch with Sandra and hopefully make some more crafty friends.

Hope you like my offering!  Had fun playing with the old toys again!

Its a real shame that you can't see the sparkles on the tree.  I really need to invest in a decent camera.

Oh well I can assure you that it really sparkles!

Felt strange doing a festive card in February.  I'm sure I will be used to it by December!

Enjoy your week

Take care
Jan xxx

Welcome to Grot's Craft Room


Hope you will have patience with me whilst I put the finishing touches to my new blog.

If you can think of anything that I am missing, please let me know.

Hope to see and speak to you all frequently!

Take care