Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Bravo and well done to my two great nieces!

hello all

back again a bit sooner than my normal erratic schedule permits - this time with a little well done card - well, actually two of them, for my 2 great-nieces. They both did really well this term and had splendid reports fed back during parent's evening - almost prompting my nephew to enquire were the teachers sure they had the correct children they were all speaking about. !

but yes.. it really was them so couldn't pass up the opportunity to make them a little card and my absolute favourite,  'go to' accessory,  Thinlits of the moment - the fabulous mini-treat bag!

I used the aptly named Bravo and Hey Girl stamp sets to make a quick card for them both, complete with a little colouring using my Stampin' Write Markers, (so going to link it to this weeks challenge, no# 182)  over at  'Addicted to Stamps and More' where they want to see us 'make a mark' of some kind!'

I also used some toning candy dots, added  a bit of background texture,  courtesy of one of the stamps from a brand new set in the current Spring and Summer seasonal catalogue - Timeless Textures so thought that would stand me in good stead to link to the challenge for week 264 over at 'Less Is More' where 'Add some texture'  is the theme for this week!

hey girl

Now, not sure about anyone else - but  I do buy lots of the gorgeous packs of Designer series papers but then find it really difficult to actually cut into the sheets but needs must and I really thought it was about time I set about trying to reduce my very own paper mountain -  well I have to make room for some new packs now, don't I!

so the paper you can see is an attempt at using  up some of my last year's scraps!! of  retired papers for accents and a  mini-treat bag which I used for an envelope, but of course any paper which tones in in with your project would do equally as well.
  • Tip here .. Stampin' Up!'s Note cards (you get 20 in a pack, and the card themselves fit perfectly in one of those Mini-Treat bags if you wanted a change from the standard envelopes you get in the pack!)
and inside -  another of the sentiments from the 'Bravo set'  as their reports were so well earned!.

Hey Girl

so,  despite my lack of painting skills  I think they look sort of cute..  what do you think.?

Am hoping the girls like them  - not withstanding the actual pennies we put inside as a treat!

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used

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well last week found me 'part timing' in the removals business aka - helping my sewing teacher to move.. but this weekend will be far more on trend here - as shall be spending some time with another local demo who is running a 'stamp a stack' session for some of her customers.

Aside from helping me to plan for what would be a first ever workshop, well you never know...
I cannot think of a nicer way to spend a few hours - crafting with friends.

til next time - Happy stampin' everyone
Jan x


  1. These are super cute and fun cards Jan! Your great nieces are going to love them - and well done to the girls for doing so well at school! x

    1. Dear Esther - Thank you do much x I hope the girls like them - they were fun to do and never too early to involve little ones in crafting in my book - thank you again

  2. These cards are adorable!! The girls must be thrilled with them, as well as the great report they received :) Love the texture in the background!! Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM this week!
    Susan DT

    1. Dear Susan - thank you so much for visiting and leaving such nice comments - the girls will be thrilled to see the lovely things people have written - it was fun to join in the challenge and having been playing with my markers felt I just had to have a go.. thank you again

  3. Beautiful coloring on these darling images, and I love your sentiment! Your great-nieces are sure to love them, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

  4. hi Barb

    thank so very much for visiting my little blog and leaving such a lovely comment about the little cards for my neices.. they did so well we just had to mark it somehow. they will be so pleased as well when I show them the lovely things you have all said about
    their reports.
    thank you again.

  5. Fun and cute images, beautiful colouring and thanks for sharing at Less is More this week.

    1. Dear Sarah
      thank you so much for paying me a visit to look at my card and for leaving such a nice comment.
      It was great to be able to play along.
      thank you again. jan x

  6. The girls will be thrilled with these cards, great textured panels too, but we do like to see few layers and lots of white space on submissions to our challenges!
    Thanks so much for joining us.
    "Less is More"

    1. oh Dear Chrissie - thanks for leaving me such a nice comment despite my transgression! I will certianly try to rememmber before I send in a submission next time.. Yes, Less is More.. with very best wishes and thanks again Jan x

  7. Sorry to be so late commenting, what a sweet cards Jan!
    Thanks for joining our challenge, though as Chrissie says not totally CAS
    "Less is More"

  8. Thanks so much Anne for taking the time to visit and leave such anice comment despite my not really sticking to the CAS rules. honestly I will try to do better next time X X thank you again Jan


Thanks very much, everyone. I so much appreciate them all.

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