Sunday, 15 January 2017

New Year Crafting

Hi Crafty Friends

And a belated happy New Year.
We started up the club again last week, and I - like a lot of other bloggers I've seen- went for a spring like green and yellow combo as a complete change from the Christmas colours we've been doing for ages.
I've been buying loads of cheap as chips dies from China and had a lot of fun using as many as poss. I must say when I tried them myself they worked fine, but the Tuesday group had some trouble with them. I gave them (the dies!) another coating of tumble dryer sheet and they were better on Wednesday. Anyhow, enough of the die review, here's what we made

This is a small DL size. I found a discount store selling packs of Christmas cards incredibly cheaply, so I bought a large stash just for the envelopes. It's a size I really like and good for batch makes when you're in a hurry.
All the dies you can see are nameless from China.
I made the script paper (in the watch) on the computer; it reads 'time to celebrate'
The flourishes are the bits left from a Christmas bauble die, so the Wednesday group who had less trouble with the dies, had time for a quick bonus make, using the left over bauble

Happy Crafting


  1. Oooooh so lovely to see a little spring sunshine in your crafting, I still haven't bought any cha cha cha dies yet but definitely will be treating myself now I am crafting more regularly, brilliant idea with the CGI script paper xxx

  2. Gorgeous cards Jan, love these pretty dies you are using, fabulous spring colours on your first card.
    Pam x

  3. Beautiful creations! Love the background embossing. Enjoy your new dies.

  4. Oh so good to see you're putting the CCDs to good use. I've the clock and hapoy birthday but that's it, they are great aren't they? I do have a flower set but haven't seen yours. I haven't had any trouble with any of mine yet, even the bigger one a dragonfly one very detailed was fine.
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  5. Ps dopey Dora forgot toccmment in thecard, Liv shtml both, but esp the first one, don't think to do DL enough it looks great. Shaz.x

  6. FAB makes, Jan.

    See you soon