Monday, 26 May 2014

Rudolph Challenge May 14

Wow, it is that time again already!!!

Here is my offering for the Rudolph Challenge this month.
What a fabulous idea this challenge is, which is run by Sarn at Stamping for Pleasure.
We have to make two cards each month to enter which is great because by Christmas we should have a good pile of cards ready to send.

My cards today are made using the lovely Forever Friends stamp set that I won last month in the challenge. 


Hope you all enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday weekend.

Take care
Jan xxxx

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Eileens Class = Fab!

On Saturday I went along to a fabulous crafting class held by Eileen Goodwin with my friend Sarn.   

Sarn is the fab designer of the "Sarntangles" (second card shown here) and can be purchased digitally from her blog Stamping For Pleasure
I was very apprehensive yet excited to attend this class because I knew that it would be way out of my comfort zone.  I usually like to make quite simple cards with bling and I knew that Eileen would be making us get very inky with hardly any bling!
Well, I will be honest with you, I absolutely loved getting inky fingers and trying lots of different techniques that I never thought I was interested in!!  Just shows you doesn't it.
These are the four cards that we made.   Although I was very pleased, I definitely need a lot more practice!  


My favourite one!
I would recommend Eileen's classes to everyone!  Eileen is not only very talented, she is a very funny and  very welcoming, warm person.  Would also like to mention Shelia ( I hope that was the lady's name!)  who provided us with constant coffee & tea and to Barbara who makes a fantastic Coffee & Walnut cake, who helped to make it a perfect day crafting !!

Sorry Eileen, but I will be back!

Thank you for stopping by today.
Take care
Jan xxxx

Friday, 9 May 2014

Christines Class no. 4

Card number 4 was also stunning.  Once again the photography wasn't brilliant and didn't pick up the lovely shiny gilding flakes used on the acetate flower.   The flower was actually a peel off  attached to a piece of acetate and cut out - yes that shocked me too!   We then added the flitter glue to the back of the flower and placed the gorgeous gilding flakes by Indigoblu.

We also made another card but I have yet to complete it.  Will post just as soon as I do.

Love these classes and would recommend Christine to anyone who lives or can travel to Maidstone in Kent.  Her classes are fab!  If you want her details, please feel free to drop me an email on

Thank you so much for stopping by today
Take care
Jan xxxx

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Christines class no. 3

This was my favourite one of the day.  The velum flowers are gorgeous and so easy to make with such a dramatic effect.  Will definitely be casing this card (with my own take on it of course).  My photography really doesnt do it justice.  We used a lot of different techniques on this one, heat embossing, distressing, stencilling and stamping.  Love it.

Thank you once again for stopping by today

Take care
Jan xxxx

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Christines Class no.2

Today's card is definitely a brilliant card for the men folk.  I think the bunting just finishes the card off perfectly.
Thanks for stopping by today

Take care
Jan xxxx

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Thank You with Petite Petals

Hope you all had a lovely long weekend and spent some time crafting.
I had a nice weekend with a mixture of gardening, crafting & family gatherings.  Lovely.
Today I am sharing one of the cards that I made over the weekend.  
Im sorry if you have already seen this one but I wanted to share on my non "Stampin' Up" blog with my other crafty friends.  

I have used some snippets on this one so want to nip over to the Snippets Playground , hopefully the sun is still shining!

Thank you for stopping by 
Take care
Jan xxxx

Monday, 5 May 2014

Christines Class 1

Hope you are having an enjoyable Bank Holiday weekend.
Thought I would share some of the cards that I made on Saturday at a very enjoyable class with Christine Dyer.
This is the first to be shared.  A lovely quick and easy card.

Thanks for stopping by today

Take care
Jan xxx

Friday, 2 May 2014

M&T for playday in April

Today's card is my own version of a Joy Fold card which was originally designed by Beate Johns.  Such an easy but very effective card to make.
The card in it's closed position

The card fully open
I hope the ladies enjoyed making these and will go on and make their own versions.

Thank you for stopping by today

Take care
Jan xxxx

All products used were from Stampin'Up! -  If you want any more details please drop me an email or go to the "shop" icon on sidebar to see all the products available