J & C Creations Launches a Craft School

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Sunday 13 January 2013

Welcome, Crafty People!

Thanks to everyone who entered our Challenges last year, we had some stunning entries. 

Sorry we have been away for a month but we are back full of crafty inspiration and your talent. What a combination!

And the winner of the £20 J & C Gift Voucher  who was chosen at random from the  November entries  is
No 13 - Pamela
Could you please e-mail Jenny at  jenny@jandccreations.co.uk with your Snail Mail Address.
Our Top Three from November are:
No 8 - Sam
No 11 - Celine
No 19 -  Joyce
Thank you for your wonderful creations, can you grab the Top 3 Banner and add it to your sidebar and show it off!
AND FOR OUR PRIZE THIS MONTH WE ARE SPONSORED BY  Jennie & Denise from J & C Creations who are offering a fabulous £20 Voucher to spend on the website
The Design Team  will be posting some fabulous creations on the J & C Creations blog to inspire you over the coming months.  The website features lots of crafty products and the blog is easily linked for you to purchase items seen in the projects.  We have Sues Technique Tuesday and Thrifty Thursday, Jacquis Friday Master Class, Natalie showing us the 12 tags of 2013 from Tim Holts and a whole lot more.  The team will also be showing off their talents throughout the month, so do come and visit us.  Click the logo to the side of the post to be transported to crafty heaven!

The Challenge title this month is SOMETHING OLD AND SOMETHING NEW.  So you need to dust off your oldest crafty stash and your newest finds and combine them together.

To enter this months challenge, please post your entry on your blog and use the InLinkz box at the bottom of the competition blog post to provide a direct link to your project. The rules have slightly changed in as much that we only require 1 item which can be purchased from J & C Creations to be featured on your project.  Please include this on your blog post. The Challenge will close at 6pm on the 12th February.

As always, could we ask a huge favour please; could you help to make our job at leaving comments easier by turning off comment verification and enabling comment moderation instead. Please, pretty please, it’s ever so easy to do  and you won’t get spam comments as you can easily reject the comments that you don't want to appear. Also, can we remind you nicely that it’s fine to combine challenges but please, no back linking.

Sometimes it is not possible for the Design Team to leave a comments on every entry with these Blogger issues that some of us are having at the moment, but please be assured that we do stop by and we are doing our best and every single eligible entry goes into the draw for our prizes even if we don’t manage to leave you a comment.

Here is some inspiration to get you started on this month’s Challenge, we will be posting more inspiration throughout  January.

  January Challenge Georgina

Here is one of my cards that I have made in 2013 !! Couldn't wait to get started, hopefully this will be a good year for everyone.

Products used for Something Old:
Music sheet backing card from old card stock
Black organza flowers
Spellbinder die (labels Twenty) from J & C Creations
Tim Holtz distress pens from J & C Creations

Products used for Something New:
Digital Stamp from Saturated Canary
Spellbinders (Floral Flourishes) from J & C Creations
Bow Maker
Red Ribbon

  January Challenge - Natalie!

Here is my card for this month's challenge over at the Challenge Blog!
I hope everyone had a great Christmas & New Year!
Something New - Penny Black Cling Stamp 'Kisses 40-097'
Something Old - Penny Black Sentiment Stamp 'Love You 2843B'

  January Challenge - Pauline

Items used:
Heartfelt Creations Delicate Asters (HCD 726) 
Memento Bamboo Leaves
FabScraps Heritage Pink Floral (C38 007A)
EK Success edger punch Arch Scallop
Spellbinders D-Lites Fantastic Flourish Two (S2-009)
Pink ribbon
Small flower
Tiny pink beads

Die cut 6 flowers from the cryogen paper with each of the 4 flower dies.  Die cut 2 leaves. 
Curl all the petals of the flowers inwards and then assemble inside each other starting with the largest and ending with the smallest.
Colour the leaves using the Bamboo Leaves dye ink.
Die cut 3 pink flowers using the smallest die and assemble together, glue inside the flower and add some of the pink sprig embellishment to the middle.
Using green card, die cut a flourish using the D-Lites die.
I have used a strip of double-sided tape to adhere the glitter.
Assemble the card as in the photo.

  January Challenge - Sue

 Penny Black - Ladybug 'n Hedgehog
Distress ink in Walnut Stain - SomethingNew

Bitty Spellbinder flowers - Something New

Button - Something Old

Spellbinder  Label 5

January Challenge - Nat

Something Old - Penny Black stamp & ribbon
Something New - Spellbinders 'Labels 25' & leaf charm

Heartfelt Creations Vintage Floret stamps and dies  -  Something Old
Gilding Flakes  -  Something New

Best of Luck.
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  1. So glad you are back! Many thanks for choosing my little gift bag in your top picks. Congrats to the other winners too!
    Joyce xx

    1. You're welcome Joyce and hope to see a lot more of your projects in the coming months

  2. many thanks for choosing me as top 3, i'm so honoured!

    1. Congrats. Hope to see many more entries!

  3. I'm so pleased you are back and thank you so much for picking me, in your top 3 and congratulations to the other winners too, Luv Sam x

    1. Thanks for your support and inspiring others with your projects.

  4. Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration from the DT and another great challenge.

    Jo x

    1. Thanks for your lovely comment. Nothing like a challenge to get the crafty mojo working!

  5. Thank you for picking me as the winner.
    I have emailed Jacqui.

    Pam x

    1. Hope you choose something you would not normally have bought. Treat yourself and with the sale on at present, a good time to purchase.

  6. Thank you for a wonderful challenge xx

    1. It certainly got me looking through my oldest crafty items and thinking how I could mix them with my latest goodies!