Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Hello all,

Just wanted to pop by to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year  :)  Thank you for all the wonderful support throughout the year.

- Janet

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Needle Felted Bear

Hi everyone!

Brr, it's chilly here lately.  How is the weather in your part of the world? Today I have a furry friend to share with you! I've always wanted to create a teddy bear out of wool and I finally did it.  After some trial and error I've come up with this little grey sweetie. 

Drum roll please..... here's Mr Bear! I'm hoping to personalize these little friends soon with my alphabet die set (it's still in the mail... boo :P).  I've been trying to put in more effort into Dear Janet Creations so please stay tuned for new and exciting projects.

Mr Bear will be in my Etsy shop on Friday, so please check it out!

Take care,



Thursday, December 5, 2013

A Heart Felt Handmade card

Hi everyone,

I can hardly believe it's Thursday.  Just one more day until the weekend.  Hang in there. 

Lately I've been trying to come up with new design ideas.  I've been splitting my time between needle felting and card making, so I had always wanted to incorporate the two.  Yesterday, my Mr C suggested I make a card with a felt heart.  Genius! Why didn't I think of that earlier?

This is the finished product :) a heart felt card for someone special.  I absolutely adore it. 

Like what you see? Check it out in my Etsy

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

10 Minute Craft Dash #31

Hi everyone,

I can't believe it's December already.  It's below zero today in Washington, so it's chilly (burrrr).  Not as cold as Toronto, but cold enough to bring out the puffy Eddie Bauer jacket. 

Today I have a card that I created for the 10 Minute Craft Dash on Pretty Pink Posh!  The theme colors are light yellow, bright red, and green.

It's my first timed challenge and I must admit it was pretty challenging!  When I hit start on my timer, I realized too soon I was very disorganized.  I wasted precious time wondering... where's my tape?! Where's my ruler...aacck.

Here's what I came up with.  I finished with 25 seconds to spare.  The card was finished in 9 minutes and 35 seconds.  I cut out circles to replicate ornaments and I stamped circles with my trusty "Lots of Dots" stamp set from SSS.  I tried to recreate bokeh of light, but didn't have enough time to make it what I had wanted.  Overall I'm pretty happy :)  I have another Christmas card to add to the collection. 

Cheers and stay warm!


Monday, December 2, 2013

CAS(E) Sketch #55

Hi everyone,

Thanks for joining me for this week's CAS(E) sketch.  I just love these card contests because they help me get out of my comfort zone.  Here is my take on the CAS(E) sketch this week:


Here's my card!  
 My card was inspired from the sentiment "I love you to the moon and back" from the "Miss you so much" Studio Calico stamp set.  From there I decided to use my distressed inks to make a starry night background.  I added some water to make it look like water colors.  I think it came out pretty well.  The dark to light purple color is supposed to mimic the bars found on the challenge template.  Next, I added a gold embossed moon and some wooden Studio Calico stars as my embellishments. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you were inspired :)