Monday, 6 January 2014

I'm crafting again!

After a break, caused by my absence and by Christmas getting in the way, I'm crafting again! The decorations have been put away and I have room to start playing once more.

Santa was very kind to me and brought me a Grand Calibur so the first thing I wanted to do was play with it. It's lovely to be able to use bigger dies and cut several at once, but it will take me a while to get used to the different sandwich recipes as I've been using a Cuttlebug for years. Anyway, I thought I'd ease myself back into  crafting with a simple card made entirely from die cuts.

Look at the board my card is standing on - can you see the name of the blog along the side of it? That was a Christmas present from my daughter. Isn't it wonderful?

Hopefully the simple start to the year will have helped to reawaken my crafting mojo. I'm playing along with
CASual Fridays CFC125 - In a Word
Addicted to CAS #29 - Die Cuts  


  1. FABulous creation, loving the blue hues. Enjoy using your Christmas present & Happy 2014! Hugs Bev x

  2. love the layout and the blue swirl

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

  3. This is a great card. I love the Hello Friend die cut - could you tell me who it's manufactured by, please.

    1. It's a Cuttlebug one, quite old from when they were made by Provocraft. It was part of a cutting and embossing set - the embossing folder is a stylised flower, something like an allium, and the cutting die has several greetings on it like "Hello friend" "Kindred spirit" and "Friends forever". It's one of my most-used bits of kit!

    2. Thanks - I might go on a hunt to see if I can find one!

  4. Hi Jane. Gorgeous CAS card. Love the blue flower with the glittery center - so pretty!! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

    LOVE the Christmas gift from your daughter - very special! :) Loll

  5. Weren't we good to you with this challenge Jane? What a great pressie you got for Christmas - and what great use you put it to! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at A2CAS.

    Karen x

  6. This is simple but stunning!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  7. great simple design. lovely card! thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. Oooo...very pretty. The blues are so striking against the white! That's awesome that you received a Grand Calibur. :) Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!