Sunday, 2 December 2007

Craft Fair

So the craft fair was this weeken, both Saturday and Sunday. It went really well. In the end i brought about 180 cards i'd say (around 130 christmas ones) and i only had 50 left. Was thrilled to bits.
Thanks a million to Tigger for popping in to say hello too.

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Santa's Little Extra Helper no 5: Baubles, Bells & Bows

I've had these baubles done for a while. I punched out circles, drew designs with and embossing pen and embossing them with silver EP. I was lacking inspiration with what to do with them though. This weeks DCM Little Extra gave me the push i needed to do something with them and here's what I did.

TFL, Jan

Monday, 19 November 2007

Christmas Cards

Well I've been busy busy busy making Christmas cards. Have done about 70 so far. here are soem of the designs I've come up with. I'm going for quick and easy but still with a handmade look iykwim. Anyway. There's no greetings or sentiments or anything on any of them. It's really obvious on some, but what i'm hoping is to semi-personalise them at the craft fair. I'm going to print out loads of greeting (To a Special Friend, To a wonderful Aunt etc etc) and put them on as people buy the cards. If anyone does buy them...

The dove in this is mounted on to silver cardstock where it looks kind of black.

And here is my DCM card for this weeks challenge 'Golden Highlights'

So this week I'd like you to make a card for any season or occasion but must include gold somewhere. It could be a brad, metallic card, heat embossing, ribbon, anything at all as long as it's gold

TFL, Jan.

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

DCM Corrugated Card Challenge

This weeks DCM challenge is ...

My dare this week is to use some corrugated card on your card - it could be corrugated craft card or an old box etc. taken to pieces :) You could make the card blank from it or die cut shapes etc...

So here's what I did. Nothing too fancy as i'm trying to make in bulk for a Christmas fair i'm doing soon. Made about 10 of these.
As per usual pic is terrible - I had to scan it coz i don't know where my camera is. The trees and stars around the edge are sequin type thingies.

Saturday, 10 November 2007

Well again it's been a bit of a while since my last post.
I've been to NY, and while I didn't get to vist Michael's i had ordered a lot of stuff from the internet and it was waiting for me when I arrived to the hotel.

So here's some pics of my new stash

Alphabets etc.


Cuttlebug dies, embossing folders and punches

Inks and embossing powders

Lots of flowers

Some more stamps, MM paints, Rub ons, Tin for altering, buttons.

Brads and eyelets


AMM Tote-Ally Cool 2

Paper packs

So i suppose i probably didn't need to go to Michael's at all.

I've been busy making Christmas cards too recently. I'm hoping to do a Christmas Fair, but TBH I'm a bit nervous about it. Anyway I'll post pics of teh cards shortly (hopefully)
TFL, Jan

Thursday, 25 October 2007

Bad Blogger

Ok so I've been an absolutely terrible blogger but i have been crafting.

October is a busy month for me because its my two brothers birthdays, my parents anniversary and theres a few birthdays due from the birthday club I'm in on CraftSupplies . Then the shop that i sell my cards in needed another order and all in all i've been hectic.

I'll try to put some of the pics up here shortly

This is the card order I made. I also decorated the stand.

This is a wedding card i did for my cousins wedding.

A Christening Card for my BF's cousin's child.

And lastly for this post, a 60th card i did for my mum's cousin.
TFL, Jan
PS I hope it won't be as long until my next post.

Friday, 5 October 2007

well Caroline has tagged me so here goes
4 Places I Have Worked:
7th Wave Bar (in Toronto)
Local Sports Shop
Dept of Education (I'm a teacher)
4 Places I Have Lived:
Carrigaline (My Home)
Toronto (spent a summer there)
Limerick (went to college there)
Cape Clear (Irsih College for 3 weeks)
4 Places I Have Visited:
Crete(Leaving Cert Holiday)
Rochester, NY (School Exchange)
Livigno, Italy (Skiing)
Benalmadena (Sun Holiday)
4 Favourite Foods:
Only four - that makes it hard
Potatoes (absolutely not floury) with real butter
Garlic Mushrooms
Garlic Mussels (always such a hard decision to make when both of these are on the menu)
4 Places I Would Rather Be:
On a plane with my BF whose going away for the weekend to watch the rugby
Bora Bora (saw it on a travel programme a few years ago and its been on my wish list ever since)
On a massage table in a very posh spa resort being pampered to the hilt
In my bed (this is probably my favourite place in the whole world - i love being all snuggled up and snoozing)
So there you have it.

Monday, 1 October 2007

DCM In The Frame

This weeks challenge was to use a frame or frame something somewhere on your card.

This week I’d like you to use a FRAME or FRAMES on your card. You can use any type of frame you so wish. How about a die cut frame or a hand cut frame. You can frame your card with brackets or flowers or how about some doodling - the choice is yours.

I made two over the weekend that fit the bill.

In the first one the sentiment is framed by the flowers and in the second teh jigsaw pieces create a frame around the card.

I was really busy card making this weekend and i produced a grand total of 54 cards

I was really pleased with myself.
The design for the fornt centre one isn't my own though. Its one from Jackie's class at Crafteire

TFL, Jan

Wednesday, 26 September 2007

DCM Golden and OpShop

Last week's Little Extra on DCM was left quite open really. It was simply 'Golden'

This is the card I made for it.

The background paper is far more golden IRL.

For the OpShop challenge i bought this Hawaiian flower chain thingy. Its was all they had. There was no bits'n'bobs at all.

Then this is what i did with it.

TFL, Jan

Sunday, 16 September 2007

DCM Big and Little Challenge

Here's what was asked

Big & Little We'd like you to use items in pairs of Big and Little - so you need to have both sizes on your card ie big & little buttons, big & little die cuts, big & little hearts, big & little circles etc The theme of your card can be whatever you like this time, so that's nice of us, isn't it?

And here's what I did.

I used big and little sizzix hearts, prima flowers, eyelets and buttons. I wonder does the two different size fonts count too or am I just pushing it??

Saturday, 15 September 2007

Pencillines Sketch #49

This is my take on this weeks pencillines sketch. This is a pic of me and my BF taken at my 21st bday a few years ago. (sorry for the poor pic but its nighttime and i took it indoors)

By now you've probably guessed that i like using sketches and i find that pencillines is really getting my mojo up and going. I suppose i reckon that if i keep up with the sketches i'm at least getting one LO a week done.

TFL, Jan

BTW for anyone who hasn't seen Scrapwest are doing a cybercrop shortly to celebrate their 1st anniversary. Sholud be great coz all the girls on their DT are fab.

Sunday, 9 September 2007

Pencillines Sketch #48

This was another great sketch and I loved working with it. I really like how my LO turned out . The only thing missing is journalling. I might add a journalling spot in the bottom right corner of the LO but to be honest I don't really have much to say about the photo. I don't know when it was taken or who took it - I just like it.

TFL, Jan

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Pencillines Sketch #47

This is my take on the pencillines sketch for last week
Really liked this sketch coz it suits my style - I tend to use straight clean lines. I really have to push myself anytime I want to try anything different.

Was kinda stuck with the title for a while coz I didn't want to write on photo - haven't done it before and I was a bit scared but gave it a bash anyway.

This is one I finished off last night. Started it ages ago but didn't have the smaller photo and it was just missing something.

TFL, Jan

Monday, 3 September 2007

Scrapwest Sketch

Audrey put this sketch up on her blog ( for ScrapWest last week

- she got it from SusieQScrapbook.

And this is what I did with it.

I love these papers and have had them for ages and never gotten a chance to use them. I actually have loads of pink papers but never had a photo that suited until now so I'm delighted to finally be able to do something with them and I loved using this sketch. Its simple but I think its really effective.

Also did this card. It was quite simple really but i like how it turned out.

TFL, Jan

Sunday, 2 September 2007

A Trio of Welsh Barbers ...

... This is the challenge for Daring Card Makers this week and here's the explanation

( Dai is a common Welsh nickname for David and as there are a lot of Dai's around they are known by their jobs so a Welsh barber would be known as Dai Cuts.)

So this is what i came up with.

I used three different dies - the butterfly is one, the second is the banners and then all those flowers at the end are from a third die.

Friday, 31 August 2007

My First Post

Well I have finally decided to set up a blog. I was inspired by the Scrapwest theme this week celebrating blogs. I was also prompted because sometimes I like to keep up with some crafty challenge/sketch blogs like Pencillines and Daring Card Makers and I never had my own blog to post a link to my own stuff.
So basically my blog is just intended to be a place where I can post pics of some of the stuff I do and not really for any personal life purpose. Don't really have a clue what I'm doing BTW so hopefully this willall work out.