11 May 2014

Happy Post from Sarn

May's Happy Post is from Sarn (she is sooooo efficient, we were barely into May when this dropped on my mat!).
My photograph is not brilliant as it hasn't picked up just how beautiful it is.  IRL it is very delicate and elegant with a generous amount of bling.  Love it.
Thank you so much for stopping by
Take care
Jan xxxx

10 May 2014

Happy Post from Lesley G

Todays card was my "Happy Post" from Lesley.  
I absolutely love the tile effect on this card. So very effective.  The card was also very very sparkly which made me very happy!!!
Gorgeous card.  Lesley has made a few of these tile effect cards, you can view them here

Thank you for stopping by
Take care
Jan xxxx

9 May 2014

Swaps received from my playmates in April

Today's post is sharing the wonderful swaps received from my playmates in April.
This lovely one is from Sarn.  Yet again another unique card showing different techniques.
This very spring like, delicate card was from Liz.  The Petite Petals stamp set is my favourites at the moment so was very pleased to receive this one. 
This was a great gift from Lesley.  It was a Tea Bag holder made using the new Scalloped Edged Tag punch and the gorgeous flower made using the new spiral die.  Great idea and well worth casing!
Thank you all ladies for a brilliant day, as always.  Looking forward to the next one.

Take care
Jan xxxx

8 May 2014

Pistachio Pudding with Blossom Party

Well it's mid week already, I just love this time of year when there are lots of bank holidays making my working week, much shorter!  Great
Here is another card I made over the May Day bank holiday weekend.
Once again I have used Pistachio Pudding card stock and ink.  
Tried to use a few different techniques on this card, distressing, stamping, dry embossing, punching and die cutting.
When I sat and wrote a list of all the things I've used, I really was surprised as the card is really quite plain.
Anyway, thank you for stopping by today

Take care

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7 May 2014

M&T's from playmates in April

The monthly playday was enjoyed by all and we made some great things.
These are the M&T's I had to do, designed by my playmates
This one from Sarn once again, was quite taxing on the brain even with the brilliant written instructions!! Love the elegant papers we get to use on Sarns cards.
This very artistic one was designed by Liz.  She had wrapped an acrylic block with twine which we then used to stamp the background, GENIUS!!  We then stamped over with the flowers. Lovely
Lesley's M&T was fabulous.  First time I had ever tried to make one of these.  Once again quite taxing on the brain even with fantastic instructions from Lesley!  It wasn't perfect but as it was my first attempt I was quite pleased with it.  Will definitely be trying this again.
Looking forward to next months playday!

Thanks for stopping by
Take care
Jan xxx

6 May 2014

Petite Petals with thanks

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.  
 The flowers are all from the Petite Petals stamp set by Stampin'Up  with a bit of bling added (of course!).  I used just two colours for the inking and the card stock which are from the In Colour range,  Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding.  Love these two colours together.  

Thank you for stopping by 
Take care
Jan xxxx

PS Used lots of Snippets on this one so will be nipping over to the Snippets Playground to enter their challenge x

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1 May 2014

Make & Take for April's playday

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

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