Saturday, December 31, 2016

Christmas Card Making December 2016

 A big Hello and welcome to my blog.
My scrapping mojo has sadly gone. I am hoping it will return again in 2017 as I have so many great photos and memories I would like to scrap and record for the children.
I have been filling my scrapping void with some card making.

I follow Einat Kessler on Facebook and she did a 12 days of Christmas Cards.
I quite often look at things like this and think I should do that and I never do....really happy I actually finished something that I started. She is a very clever lady and creates some really great stuff.
Each day she shared a new card  with a video tutorial on how to make them.
This is the set of cards, she only made 11.
I changed things a bit to make them my own.
Sorry the photos are not the best.


 Thanks so much for stopping by. 
Wishing you  all the Best for a great 2017.

Janice xx

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

More Than Words September Winner


Janice, please contact Pamela at langeheart(at)hotmail(dot)com
to claim your $25 USD promo code from THE DUSTY ATTIC 

YAY!!!! Very Happy.
Thank You More Than Words and Dusty Attic for your generous prize.


More Than Words - September Mini Challenge - enjoy

Hello Everyone!
I am enjoying playing along with this mini challenge.

Here is  my tag for this challenge. Thanks for the inspiration More Than Words.

Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you are having a great day and finding some time for yourself to create.


Friday, September 2, 2016

More Than Words Mini August Challenge

Almost the end of August and it brings another fabulous
Mini Challenge
over at

 The criteria is below and this is the tag I made for it.

  A little close up.
 I have used some gorgeous 2Crafty Chipboard pieces.
I embossed the heart and inked the butterfly.

I am a bit late posting this. Can you believe it is September already.
I do love Spring and these nice warm days ..beautiful living weather.
Enjoy it before the hot Summer arrives.
Thanks for stopping by.

Have a great weekend.

Janice xx

Friday, July 29, 2016

More than Words Mini July Challenge Have Fun

Today I am sharing this little tag I have made for the
Here is the challenge requirements.
I haven't  created or shared much in awhile now....the mojo seems to have disappeared.
Note to self...start on something small!

When I saw this challenge it inspired me to  delve into my stash and have a play with texture paste, paints, heat gun, Tattered Angels Glimmermists,  Dylusions Ink Spray, Inks, Stamps, washi tape, twine and some 2Crafty Chipboard Balloons.

Although the Chipboard Balloons are only small I did manage to get quite messy!
But most importantly I had lots of fun and love the little tag I have created.

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Guest Designing at Kraft+ for June

Today is the 1st of June
and I am here to share a little secret I have been keeping.

I am honoured, excited and  happy to be a  

The  June Challenge:
"the puzzle"
"Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces" on your Kraft Project

Click here to  go to the Kraft Plus blog, read the rules and see the AMAZING inspirational projects that the talented Design Team have created.
I'm sure you will feel inspired to create.

Here's the challenge


here is what I made.
 {fixing your iPhone piece by piece}

When Sandra asked me if I would like to be a Guest Designer and the challenge was to use
Jigsaw Puzzle pieces I jumped at the chance.
I have always been a jigsaw lover and made many a jigsaw puzzle in my time.
I wanted  to think outside the box and create something a little different.
I had a few ideas in mind and tried them, but nothing seemed to be working...until.... 3o'clock one morning I woke up and had this most amazing thing was to now get back to sleep till the morning and then try to get that idea from my head onto paper...sometimes easier said than done for me! 
Going through my printed photo pile next morning, I saw this photo of Matthew and thought it would be perfect for what I had in mind.
Matthew  broke/smashed the screen on his iPhone and decided to purchase another one and replace it by himself.  He is very handy with his hands. The new screen arrives....piece by piece he took the broken screen off,  there were so many pieces, and such tiny piece's...I didn't think he would ever get it back together and working again. To his credit and with the help of google he persevered and eventually  got each piece back  and now has a working phone. A happy boy!
Hence all the little jigsaw puzzle pieces represent all the little iPhone pieces he had  laying around and had to replace.
I adhered all the pieces with a spray glue.
The bigger  jigsaw pieces are 2Crafty Chipboard products. 

Thank so much for stopping by!
Remember if you create something  for Kraft+,  share on the Kraft+ Facebook page and/or add your page to the  Kraft+ blog to be in the running to win a prize from one of the wonderful sponsors.
I look forward to seeing what everyone creates and shares this month.

Janice xx

Sunday, May 29, 2016

More Than Words Mini May Challenge - "Time To Celebrate"

Hello to all my Scrappy Friends and to my new followers!

Today I have played along with the Mini  More Than Words May Challenge.
More Than Words have a monthly Mini Challenge  which runs on the last week  of each month and is for cards, tags and ATC's only. The challenge requires you to used a specific word on your project. They must be able to see the word....this month the word is "TIME". I am just getting this is on time....hehehe. Entry for this challenge is via Facebook only.

Here is a tag I made....ready to tie on my Mums Birthday present.

 Having a play and trying my hand at a bit of mixed media.
I admire so many of the mixed media artists, (who by the way make it look so easy), and I have always wanted to give it a go. I have tried a few times without success but was really happy with how my little tag turned out. Note to on something small to start with.

Thanks for stopping by to have a look.
 Thanks also for the many lovely comments you leave.

Janice xx

Friday, May 13, 2016

Kraft Plus May time

Hello to all my Scrappy friends!
You can see that I haven't been scrapping for awhile......I am a daytime scrapper so working full time sadly doesn't
 allow much  scrapping time for me!
With the rainy, wet and windy weekend, I had a couple of enjoyable days sitting and scrapping!

Kraft Plus have another amazing challenge this month
.....the challenge is to be inspired by ?
image inspiration + your creativity.

 I was inspired to create this layout. 

{"drive time"}

After looking at the image,
 I looked through my photo pile and saw this photo of Sarah first learning to drive.
Yeah that is what I would do...and this is what I came up with.
I hope it fits the challenge. I was also inspired by the circles and the grungy/messy background.

The Challenge looks like this!

Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to stop by!
 Your lovely comments  are always much appreciated.

Enjoy your weekend!

 Janice xx

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Scrap The Girls March Challenge

 Hello to all my Crafty Friends.

 I love working with a sketch and I spotted this fabulous one over at  Scrap The Girls this month.
The beauty of playing with a sketch is that you can interpret it to suit your own style.

This is my take.

{Your smile looks amazing}

This is the sketch rotated clockwise so  I could add 2 photos.
 The embellishment spot on the sketch is where I added my other photo.
 2Crafty Chipboard have lots  of fantastic  words and wordlets
to help you easily add a title on your page.

 I hope you are all enjoying your Easter weekend.

Thanks for stopping by and for all your lovely comments.

Janice xx

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Kraft + March Challenge

Hello my Scrappy Friends!

The months challenge over at Kraft +

A Sketch....with a twist.

You must include houndstooth pattern somewhere on your creation.

 Surprise, surprise after a look through my rather large paper stash...ta da,  I found some!

Here is what I have made.

{Cherished Moments}

The fabulous sketch from Em Stafrace looks like this.

Thanks for stopping by.
I really appreciate each and every beautiful comment.

Janice xx 


Monday, March 7, 2016

Happy 100th Birthday


I was thrilled to be asked by a lovely lady to make a
 Birthday card for her  beautiful Mother In Law. 
...not just any Birthday ..
.She will be celebrating her 100th Birthday
 A wonderful and very special milestone.

Here is what I have made for her, I hope she likes it.

My wish for her.

"Warmest wishes to you on your special day.
May it be filled with sunshine, happiness and smiles, laughter and love.
Have a wonderful 100th Birthday."

Janice xx

Saturday, March 5, 2016

March - Scrap the Boys Challenge -{wanted for}

The March Challenge over at
is to be inspired by the mood board below.
I had to smile when I saw these colours pop up  on this mood board.
 I played along  with last month  sketch challenge  at Scrap The Boys 
and used very similar colours on my layout.
I love  the colours and found these very old but cute photos of my little man...and I was brave and actually hand wrote on the layout. :).

This is what I made.

{wanted for}

 The gorgeous Mood Board.
Pop over to the blog by clicking on the link above and see what the
 amazing DT have created to inspire you.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I really appreciate that you take the time to leave lovely comments.
If its your first time here I would love for you to become a follower of my blog 
and I will be sure to pop by your blog.

Janice xx

Friday, February 26, 2016

February - More Than Words Mini Challenge

Hi Everyone!

 Can you believe it is almost the end of another month.

I  am really loving the mini challenges at More Than Words

and here is a card I have made.

{Have a MAGIC Day}

There is still a couple of days left to join in.
 Click on the links above to see all the Design Teams gorgeous and inspirational pieces.
Follow all the rules and link your piece on the More Than Words Facebook page under the Mini Challenge post.

Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to leave me such beautiful comments.
Enjoy your weekend.

Janice xx

White.....with 1 - chocolate February Challange

 Welcome  to my blog.

 I have been scrapping again and enjoyed playing along with the challenge over at 
The colour for February is ...chocolate

Here is what I made.

{special memories}

His name was Smudge but we called him "Smudgee" or "Big Fella"
He was a part of our family for 16 years, sadly he is no longer with us.
 He was such an affectionate cat and had so many special ways. He never got tired of being patted and when we thought we had finished he would always reach out with his feet and try to hold us there for just a bit longer. When we walked from a to b he would always weave across our feet  almost tripping us over. He loved fish and was always there to eat the bit left over after the fish were cleaned. He was an outside  cat and  no matter how many times I shifted him or told him,  he would always lay in the sun. He had most of his ears removed 2 years ago because of skin cancers and more recently it  spread to his eyelids. After one lot of treatment which only lasted for 2 months it became too much for him. Still feel sad when I look at this photo. 
{journaling is on the back}

Thanks for stopping by.

Janice xx

Monday, February 22, 2016

Scrap The Boys February Sketch Challenge

 Hi Everyone.

I spotted this fabulous sketch over at Scrap The Boys.
I love creating with a sketch and interpreting it to suit my own style.

The Sketch

I rotated it clockwise and used it like this. 

and here is what I have made.

{This is you...}

Love this boy to bits.<3
He is 19 in this photo not a boy anymore I suppose, but he will always be my boy. xx
I have used some gorgeous 2Crafty Chipboard pieces to embellish my layout.

Thanks heaps for stopping by.
Your comments really brighten my day...each one is read and truly appreciated.

Janice xx

Monday, February 15, 2016

Kraft+ February Challenge

They are going postal and want you to be inspired by 
Postage Stamps.

My take on the Challenge.

{Best Wishes}
A Card.....using some beautiful bloom stamps.
I dug deep into my stash and found some super old postal stamp scissors which I used to edge the 2 pieces of Kraft and then added some thin strips of postal washi tape.

Thanks for another awesome challenge Sandra
 and thanks to the incredibly talented Design Team for  sharing your outstanding and inspirational pieces.

Thanks for stopping by.

Janice xx

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Turtle Soup Creative Magazine - February 2016

Hello Everyone! 

I have been keeping a little secret and am excited and happy to share with you all,
 that the February issue of

 Turtle Soup Creative Magazine is now live.…/february-creative-…

I am lucky enough to have 7 layouts (pages 18 & 19) and
 a card (pg 69) published in this issue.

Thank you to Bev Code...Ontario, Canada, for inviting and encouraging me
 to  submit/share my work in the magazine.

Click on the link above,  once you are there, click to view magazine, then click on Full Screen to browse the magazine., click on the smaller pages across the bottom.

 It is jammed packed full of fabulous creative projects submitted by many talented ladies.

The options to submit this month were 1. use the colour palette below OR 2. use the themes: all things red, love, valentines, family/friends love. (Themes do not have to match the colour palette)

This is the colour board to be inspired by

Here are my published layouts 
(sorry not a real clear picture)

Thanks for stopping by.
I hope you have found some time to be creative this weekend.

Janice xx

Saturday, January 30, 2016

January - More Than Words- Mini Challenge

A brand new challenge site 
Click on the link to see all the gorgeous and inspirational  creations by the very talented DT .
They have 2 challenges each month.

Here is the January "More Than Words" Mini Challenge!
I have played along with the  very first More Than Words Mini Challenge.
Here is what I created!

"May your day be as special as you"

Just sneaking this one in on time.
 Thanks for stopping by.

Janice xx

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Kraft+ January Challenge - "your favourite"

 My 1st layout for 2016.

January Kraft + Challenge
hand writing

 This is my take on the challenge

"your favourite"

Thanks for stopping by. 
Any comments you leave will be read and much appreciated.

Janice  xx

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Creating Cards

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing some easy and simple cards.
All made from my scrap stash.

 A few close ups.

Thanks for stopping by! 
Janice xx
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