Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Plain Jane

I've got a new toy - two actually all because of Sarah  (not Debs this time!!!)

It's a stepper card die used to make the card below only the die was too big for my big shot so I needed to buy the bigger plates - but plates are boring so I got the new teal coloured Grand Calibur instead and I love it!

So, back to the card - kept it simple with a few dies and paper piecing. The stamp is a beautiful All Dressed Up one which I love, well actually I love most of their stamps!  And the papers, LOVT Country Meadow.

As for what's new, well Colin is now back working at Mackie's Ice-Cream and Alan is loving working with the oil company Nexen - both just Summer jobs.  And as for me, well the phlebotomy went well last week, real blood has now been drawn and my training is ongoing.

All Dressed Up - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Oh so Pretty
Passion for Promarkers - No squares allowed
Top Tip Tuesday - Cut it out
Crafting When We Can - Paper Piecing
Glitter n Sparkle - Include a die cut
Crafty Calender - Fancy Folds
Chocolate Coffee & Cards - Pearls
Crafty Catz - CAS
Stamping Sensations - Dies & Punches Jx


Sarah said...

OOh what a fabulous card and I'm delighted to have had a hand in making you spend your hard earned cash!! Isn't it a fab die set though!?? I use the mats for other stuff too xx

Squirrel x said...

Nothing plain about this beauty hun, she is super stylish and gorgeous. Love that you have used such a delicate pattern for the panels, it really shows her off. Hugs xx

brenda said...

This is just delightful Janice, she's such a pretty and stylish image and I think I detect a TL stepper card there.

It's lovely to see you at Stamping Sensations challenge, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Janice, I love the image and wonderful stepper design.
Sue xx

Robin said...

So very pretty! I just love the soft colors. Thanks for playing along with us at CWWC. Hugs, Robin

Sheila said...

Fantastic card. How convenient that you had to get a new machine. That was sneaky ha ha. Thanks so much for joining us at All Dressed Up and good luck. Do feel free to share on our FB page too.
*All Dressed Up DT *

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Janice
There is a stepper card die? Well, I never knew!
And what a super stepper you have made. Gogeous papers.
Would love one of the teal caliburs but my pink one is still going, bless it lol!
Best wishes.
Ang x

Donna said...

Pretty card Janice, step cards are one of my all time favs and I love the paper piecing on your image! Many thanks for joining in this weeks challenge at Passion for Promarkers :) Donna ♥ x

Unknown said...

Super cute card! Love the paper piecing on this. It is just so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at All Dressed Up Challenges.

Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful card Janice, love your paper piecing of the dress. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at All Dressed Up. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Lisa xx said...

Ooooh this is an absolute beaut!

Unknown said...

Wow this is just stunning!! Love her paper pieced dressed! Such a delicate pretty card!
Thanks so much for sharing at All Dressed Up! Good luck! :-)
Lucy x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ohhh this looks stunning, what an elegant card, Love it. Love H xxx

Bernadet said...

This is such a fantastic card Janice!!
Thanks so much for joining us at All Dressed Up!!

Whisper said...

Oooo you little devil you, i must confess i wanted this die too, but buying the large plates put me off, although i'm now thinking like you - Grand Calibur ???

Super layout and image hun, Luv Sam x

Unknown said...

What a beautiful card Janice, I love the pretty papers you have used and the paper piecing on your image. Thanks so much for joining us at All Dressed Up :-) Hugs, Shelly, DT

Nat said...

Gorgeous shaped card, love the image and papers. Thank you for joining in with my 'No Suares Allowed' challenge at PFP and good luck!

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Janice, lovely image and papers. I like you style - much better to get a new machine than bigger plates.

Michelle J M said...

This is just so pretty Janice. Love the image and the papers match to perfection. I just had to have that die when it came out and have only used it once I think, must make more cards with it! Michelle x

Unknown said...

Very pretty card and gorgeous image. Thanks for joining us at Crafting When We Can.

Vic said...

A really beautiful delicate and pretty card... love this! Thanks for sharing with us this week over at Glitter n Sparkle! (Vic, DT x)

Claudia Rogier said...


Stunning card. Wauw, great. Love it. Thanks for joining us at All Dressed Up and good luck.

DT All Dressed Up

AndreaNorris said...

Beautiful CAS card design using your new machine ;) love the simplicity very elegant.
Andrea x
All Dressed Up DT

Erum Tasneem said...

So very gorgeous!!!!
All Dressed UP DT

anncreatief said...

Beautiful card! Love the image, colors and flowers! Thanks for joining us at CC&CC!. And we do hope you will join us again very soon
DT Anneke

Joan said...

Gorgeous card, love the stamped image and pretty papers. How crafty of you to find a good reason to buy a new machine!

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


Unknown said...

Fab card! Love the image and the design. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. Lisa DT

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Janice, what a beautiful stepper card. I love the image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Jo said...

Fab card, love the paper pieced dress! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
hugs Jo x

Tracey said...

What a fabulous card!
Thanks for joining our All Dressed Up challenge this time & Good Luck!

Eret said...

How elegant card. Love the paper piecing and delicate corner embellishment. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation.
Eret x

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Gorgeous creation, I love this fold and also how you added white flourish at the top. Thanks so much for playing at All Dressed Up challenge!!

Helen said...

Great fold, beautifully decorated.

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Helen x