Sunday, 31 January 2010

Craftycatz challenge...17


Good morning one and all....well,once again we are waking up to snow,not surprised as yesterday was freezing,oh it was bitter...looks bright though....onto my card...this week the sketch is by Dianne,and I think it's a fab one too,I like the 'catz'challenges,not lots of dos and don'ts.....suits my nature better......
Image ff bear..
brown and white cardstock...papermill
flowers made from a woodware punch.added
a touch of glamour dust and some seed pearls
that I think I've had a million years....
stamped a heart and cut out for the sentiment
pale blue ribbon from stash....
coloured in using water colour pencils...
almost forgot...the paper is from a free stack with Cardmaking mag,it's 'my minds eye and there are some gorgeous papers in it....
Hope you like it,I am not much of a 'teddy bear' person,but rather like him...he's cute...lol....Oh before I go...let me tell you this....you know how my Grandchildren had the dreaded 'Chicken Pox' and I had to stay away and all that....well,my youngest son has got it....he's 29....so not much fun,he's quite unwell actually,but that now puts me right in the firing line...after all that....lol...am not going to worry,if it hapens it happens....there is nothing to do about it...will keep you informed.....Thanks for popping by and listening to me waffle on...please come back...lol....take care and big hugs,Janette.x

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Digital Doodling Challenge blog



Morning all,Just found this fab challenge over at Wendy's challenge blog....It is to make a cover for a Mag; The wonderful Wendy has put all the info on her site to follow,and she is right...it was easy...the hard part was choosing which pic to use....finally decided to use this for the challenge....My Daughters wedding last July,it was one of the most wonderful days of my life,everything went well,even the sun came out to play all day long and the Hotel where we stayed,in the Lakes,was so amazing to us,would advise anyone to go there....so....Carla and Matthew,sharing there first moments of married life.....please go and have a look at this challenge,it's a bit different and it is open until the 12thFeb...and you could win these fab stamps....the only thing I will say is this....be careful with the Mag.covers,I ended up making lots,which I will later turn into keepsakes,but you don't know where to stop...lol...and it's all free....just incase your wondering....thats not me in the background...lol....take care,hugs Janette.xx

Friday, 22 January 2010

Craftycatz challenge card


Made this one for this weeks challenge over on CraftyCatz blog, thought I would keep it simple today,
pink cardstock..
image from my good friend
ribbon is celebrations
paper from gorjussginghams
pc generated sentiment
gem heart from stash
faux stitching
coloured in with Derwent pencils...still my favs,have tried other things but keep going back to these...
Hope your having a good day,as I sit here the mist is rolling in from the sea....can't see a thing from the back of the house,at the front it's more or less farm land,usually I can see for miles,right now can't even see the Windmill in the distance...oh it's spooky stuff...kinda like it though...hope it clears before morning,my eldest son is taking me to fleetwood to get some supplies....and I am soooo excited,have waited ages for this....yippppeeeee.....will try and keep you informed....bye for now and please take care,hugs Janette.x

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

another for the box.....


Evening ladies,oh what a day,everything seems to have gone hetywire...lol...just one of those daft things I suppose,nothing has gone as planned and to top it all I made this card for stock really,got alot of Birthdays etc; on the horizon,and it was all wrong somehow....anyway,I put it in my gallery on the DC forum and asked for opinions....alot said ok as was,but Alex...who I think is a Fabulous talented lady,well she thought it needed a bow...and told me precisely where to put it too...and it worked...lol...you would'nt believe the difference a bow can make....well you proberbly would,but play along...lol....well I hope you like it too,thankyou for keep coming back,and if your new please let me know what you think and I will catch up with you later....take care,hugs Janette.x

Monday, 18 January 2010

Craftycatz challenge.....Birthday


Hi Everyone,How is your Monday going so far.....hopefully you all had a nice week-end and managed to do just a little crafting....I didn't get to do much until last night.Decided to do the craftycatz challenge as I have'nt done one for a while...I promised myself to try and do more challenges this year...well...we will have to see....lol.....onto my card..
Image is obviously from Mo's digipencil
Papers were downloads from shabby princess
Ribbon from stash,celebrations
Flowers,well one is hand made,others from stash
and the button and brad were also stash that I've had for ages
coloured in using water pencils and whispers pens
Sentiment,done on pc.......
Think that just about covers it.....hope you like it,not really a size I am comfortable with,will be glad to get back to my square cards,think I am abit of a stick in the mud with that,but we all have our preferences....thanks so much for popping by,please let me know what you think won't you,take care,hugs Janette.x

Friday, 15 January 2010

Friendship swap card


Hi again,Yes it's me...can you believe it...three days on the run....must be a record...having said that,I think this may be the last for me this week,family usually takes up my week-end.... We do a monthly swap on do-crafts,I really like this,it's amazing just how many friends you can make this way...thats always a bonus...I don't think you can ever have to many friends...do you?anyway,this is the little card I sent to my new 'friend' Debbie,I hope she likes it,had a peep in her gallery first to see what she liked,so think I am on the safe side....thw image was from a swap I did last month with Jules....but don't know the name of it,so cute though.....papers from stash,sentiment part of the image....thought that was a plus....Thankyou all so much for keep coming back and chatting to me,love your comments,and love to pop round to see you too,have a fab week-end and take care.x

Thursday, 14 January 2010


Hi Everyone,oh I must be getting mojo back...two days in a row....oh my...lol....must'nt say it too loud...you never know.....well,this is another of Mo's images,and I had to find a use for it.....still need a sentiment,but thats ok I think.....I so love these images,I am defo going to treat myself to some for my Birthday this year.....get all excited by them...lol....anyway....back to the card,tried to keep it abit simple.....I mean they are teenagers...enough said....
Coloured in using watercolour pencils....still my fav;
Papers from free downloads...gosh there are so many out there...
Ribbon from stash...
Faux stitching.
Have I actually remembered it all....can this really be true...lol...well there isn't much to it really is there...hope your all starting to finally get rid of the snow...it's the ice thats the problem now....I feel like Torvil and Dean everytime I step outside....so dangerous....anyway,take care all,and stay warm,big hugs,Janette.x

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Hello to you all...


Oh I have been such a bad blogger....not been around for afew days now and not done much crafting...lost my mojo....well,I think it's slowly returning.....along with the feeling in my fingers....I get sort of stiff with this weather....lol.....anyway...enough about me,hope your all keeping warm,no sign of the thaw yet,we have had even more snow today.....very dangerous driving....before I tell you about my card,can I just thank everyone that has sent my Grandaughter Mia a get well wish,she was so thrilled when I told her...she is much better now and nearly all her spots have faded....so her little brother Lucas thought he would have ago....yes,he is now the proud owner of his own spots...and they are every where...lol....oh dear......OK,this is going to a friend on dc....the image was sent as a gift to me,coloured in with derwent pencils,the papers are from ShabbyPrincess and GorjussGinghams...ribbon from stash and flowers from dc buddies....faux stitching...as always with me I'm afriad....I did buy a tiny sewing machine,which is still in the box...lol...one of these days.....think thats it,thankyou so much for taking the time to stop by....and I love it when you leave me a comment,so thanks for that also....hope to see you all very soon,hugs Janette.x

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Now no laughing....


This is one of the cards I made for SIL's Birthday tomorrow....lol...oh it was all so right in my head....but I think it is abit girlie.....Anyway,I have made him a more manly one....flippin men actually.....but he is still getting this as the picture is my Grandchildren at the wedding last July....see I did have a nice thought in my head when I made it.....lol....would have been more suited for Carla though....ah well,not to worry.....he won't care at all,just wish I could do better mens cards.....better get more practise,had'nt I.....thanks for popping by,take care.x

Friday, 1 January 2010

First card this Year.........



Good afternoon all,hope you all had a fab time last night and that your not to hung-over....lol....oh we've all been there....I spent my evening making a few bits and bobs and this card for my Grand-daughter Mia....she had chicken pox a while back,well they decided to pay her a second visit...and oh my,she is covered from head to toe and not very well with it,now I see her most every day,but the Doc; has said she can't come here in case I get Shingles from her....we are both upset about this...I even said I would wear a mask...lol....anyway,here is a little card, she loves these images,the papers were from a free download...think it was Artymiss...not sure though,coloured using dovecraft markers,hope you like it,HappyNew Year to you all,lets make it a really good one shall we.....take care and thanks for stopping by,hugs Janette.x

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