Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Wavy Background Video

Hello, Crafters.

What a way to start a day! We have a burst water pipe under the floorboards, just inside the front door. 

Fortunately, we have insurance cover for problems like this but it still means the inconvenience of having the water turned off! 

I made sure I filled up the kettle and water filter first, though! 
The positive side is that it makes me count my blessings and think about all the millions of people around the world who don't have the luxury of clean running water!

There's a very nice young man named Anthony, working on the problem as I write - I wonder who'll finish first! LOL!

Earlier this morning I uploaded my video which shows how I made the card I shared here on Friday, 21st November 2016, which had been inspired by a blouse I'd bought.
I changed the colour scheme for the video card from Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green to Real Red and Crumb Cake. 

This meant I also needed to change the Designer Series Paper (DSP) from This 
Christmas DSP to Candy Cane Lane DSP. 
Along with Presents & Pinecones, I love the Christmas DSP that's on offer from Stampin' Up! this year!
Do I have a favourite - no, not really, I think they're all great!

Before I made the video, I made two Real Red Bells with Crumb Cake bands, as well as two Crumb Cake bells with Real Red bands. 

I also die cut two sets of scalloped layers for the sentiment. 

I'm so pleased I did that because it made deciding which colours to use so very much easier!

It also means I have enough spare parts for another project! LOL! 

I think I prefer the Real Red card as it's brighter than Cherry Cobbler!

One of my viewers has also told me that the ringer in the bell is called a clapper - many thanks, Carol - I really should have known that!

Also in the video, I was able to show how much sparkle there was on the bells from painting them with Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen. 
It's absolutely amazing, particularly on the Cherry Cobbler card - so intense!

I hope you enjoy today's video. 

Until tomorrow, happy crafting. 


PS Oh dear! Anthony and I finished at the same time but unfortunately he's a plumber and our leak is caused by a problem outside the house. 

We now have to wait for a water engineer to call as they need to dig outside the house!

I can't see this being sorted today - I hope I'm wrong!

Well, there's only one thing for it then! 

Get a cup of tea and into my studio to work on my swaps for Telford on Saturday week! Happy crafting!

JanB ☺☺☺


  1. Such a lovely card, again, Jan. I am always so happy when I can see you do a card on a video, because it all seems to "gel" that much more ... even when it appears as straight-forward as this one is. You always thank us for watching your videos but how can we ever thank you enough for actually making them! The best, I swear! So once again, Thank YOU!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. Many thanks for your very kind words - I really do appreciate them. I also appreciate your continued support. Bless you. ☺☺☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. Love the card and sorry to hear about your plumbing problems, hope it's sorted soon, but as you say gives you an excuse to play in your craft room

    1. Hi, Kaye. Unfortunately the problem won't be sorted out until Tuesday next week. Urrgghh!! ☺ Never mind, happy crafting! JanB.