Saturday, 27 February 2010

CraftyCatz challenge card


Good afternoon Ladies,hopefully your all enjoying your week-end so far.Today is an unusually quiet day for me...so far anyhow....lol....I just know I should never have said that...have just done one so far,CraftyCatz this week wanted a Fancy or Shaped edge and ribbon,so this is what I came up with...image coloured with promarkers and whispers pens,paper from the PM capsule collection,flowers from Woodware punch,large button from stash,small ones are also PM......I really struggled with this,just went blank about the edges...lol...I just hope it is ok,and haven't yet put the sentiment on,there is a reason,but don't want to bore you to death with it all......well,I will try and see can I find any challenges that don't call for a Mothers day theme,alot of them are this week.....as my friend has just said,I could make one for Mia to give her Mum.....we shall see....good thinking though Sue....lol.....did you know she reads minds as well as everything else...so beware.....lol.....till next time ladies,take care,hugs Janette.x

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Creative Inspirations challenge card


Afternoon Ladies...or is it evening now....well Hi anyway,sorry not been around much this week but with one thing and another...the week has just dissappeared before my very eyes...lol.....well the challenge this week is fab,Monochrome...but not strictly Black and White,which I always envisage...lol....I chose shades of Blue and white,you can still colour hair and skin of course,I used a Mos image,coloured with Sukura pens....skin and hair...promarkers,the flowers were a gift from a friend on do-crafts,little butterfly's from an old punch I had laying around,the paper I had in stash for at least 12mths....think AuntySue sent it to me actually......well she would be the most likely one...lol....ribbon is WildOrchid....oh yes...the little 'adore'sentiment,was from Scrapebook flair,think thats just about it......well I have to dash...again,need to go on DC as a couple of the Ladies there have had Birthdays today and need to see if they got there cards etc;Hope your all well and having a lovely evening,at some point I will have my Tea and watch Eastenders,then maybe...hopefully....crafting....oh that sounds like a good idea....lol....take good care all,hugs Janette.x

Monday, 22 February 2010

Not for a challenge




Just wanted to show you this little 'ditty'...lol...I made a couple for my Grandchildren to fill with chocs and give there Mums for Valentines day...have only just got the pics from my daughters camera.....lets say no more about that....lol.....I hope you think there ok,first attempt and no template so was quite pleased.....thanks to JakHeath for the love hearts etc free downloads.....just love them.....please let me know what you think...will be back soon with some challenge cards....if my pc lets me anyway,take care all,hugs Janette.x

Thursday, 18 February 2010

TrulyScrumptious and CreativeInspirations


A quickish post today ladies...keep losing my connection so do it while the going is good....TrulyScrumptious have a sketch this week and CreativeInspirations are doing a Sepia theme...image from Mos...paper is papermania,ribbon from stash coloured using promarkers...they are getting a bashing I can tell you...lol....pc generated sentiment,edged with brown chalk and 3d glossed the image,tried to make it look as old and tired as possible really...think it worked to a degree.....sorry to dash,but worried I will just dissappear before I can upload...thankyou for all your lovely comments and I will be blog hopping around you all....well if my pc allows...fingers crossed...take care,hugs Janette.x

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Birthday card for a friend


Just thought I'd show you this one,it isn't for any challenges,just trying to make a few Birthday cards for a few friends who's big day is fast approaching....now I must confess that I already have loads of cards in a box......but I never feel quite happy with them somehow.....it's a good job this one will be used shortly...or it would also be for the chop....lol......well I hope you like it,fab paper from Papermania capsule collection,as are the ribbons and little buttons....soooo cute......all gifts from Sue......and the flowers are from my woodware punch....coloured in with promarkers for the skin tones and whispers for her dress and flowers,3D glossed her wings and the flowers on the image.......I hope thats it,please let me know what you really think...don't want to dissappoint any of the DC girls now do I...lol...take care,hugs Janette.x

Monday, 15 February 2010

Allsorts Challenge...and Friendship swap


This week at Allsorts,it's 3-2-1.....well I decided to have ago and combine it with my Friendship swap card for Do-Crafts,run by Caroljenks.....right for the 321 challenge I used 3 flowers,2 papers,1 ribbon,papers are papermania,ribbon from stash,flowers from woodware punch,pearls from papermill,coloured in using a combo of promarkers and whispers pens....the image is one from a fellow dc-er and I just love it,thought it was perfect for a friend card,looks like she is handing over a flower....or is that just me....lol...now onto the DC swap...Carol runs this for us all every month,it's a fab way of meeting new friends as well as having something to do with the cards you make...well in my case it is....occasionally she sets a little extra and we can win a little something from Carol....nice touch don't you think.....lol....this months extra is to have something on the card that crawls...so I stamped a Ladybird and coloured it,then scanned and resized it to fit on my sentiment....good eh!!..lol...well I was pleased with it anyway...I only hope that when Sue see's this she dosn't expel me from the 'simples club'....don't think she will,we only have 2 members at the moment,although she is trying to recruit another as we speak....lol....honest.....oh and just in case Carol see's this and wonders why I have'nt put it in my DC gallery,I am posting tomorrow,but know that my partner never comes on here....thanks for popping by,take care,hugs Janette.x

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Colour Create and Crafty Catz Challenge card...


I don't mind telling you I have not had a good time at all with this one....all my own fault,almost finished it and knocked a cup of Tea everywhere.......after the hysterics and the tears came the anger....so mad at myself....soooo,had to start over and then.....I scanned it and it squashed my beautiful flowers....they were all curly and pretty.....lets face it....this was not the best idea for today....lol....so on to the job at hand....for colourcreatethe theme this week is Red white/off white Chocolate and pink....whereas at CraftyCatz it is all about Buttons and Bows and these gorgeous papers were just the job,it was a pack from my good friend AuntySue,part of my Fab presents she sent me for my Bday,they are Papermania Capsule collection and I love them..flowers were also sent by Sue,pink pearls from Papermill,ribbon is celebrations,buttons from stash,coloured in with promarkers...also from Sue,dusted the heart and the edge of her dress with glamour dust,and 3d glossed her shoes......oh and obviously the image is from Mo's...now about this image,does it remind any of you ladies of a time when our Mum's dressed us like this,especially for Easter and Whit-week....frilly dress'and knickers too....then we went to see the Whit-walks...all the Pipers throwing sticks in the air.....oh it was Fab.....memories of times like that are wonderful,todays kids miss out on so many simple pleasures.....sorry to take you down memory lane with me...lol...hope your all having a lovely romantic day...if like me your alone today,well I hope your fine,apart from my fight with a cuppa....I am....take care,hugs Janette.x

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Today is my Birthday

No card,just wanted to say a very BIG thankyou to all who have sent cards,wishes and goodies my way,I feel blessed by you all,thank God for crafters...lol....take care.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

CraftyCatz Challenge card..


This week is a colour combo of Lilac and Lemon.....worked out very well for me as I had a card to make for a lovely couple who have just announced that they are expecting.....the image is called Moon Bear...he is so cute and I have had him saved for a long time....I thought it was way past time he came out of hiding......the papers are gorgeous ginghams,coloured in with promarkers.....and lots and lots of glamour dust,ribbon from stash,sentiment from pc....thanks so much for coming over to see my card,let me know what you think...sorry to dash off today,thought I was going to have a sweet day to myself.....but oh no....should'nt really complain should I.....so many people would swap with me I suppose...lol....take care now and please come back again...hugs Janette.x

Monday, 8 February 2010

Allsorts and Spoonful of Sugar...


One card for two challenges....The Allsorts challenge is distressed and button/s and bows.....Where as the http://aspoonfullofsugarchallenge.blogspot.com/ is a sketch,chosen by Sonja....
I decided to use the very gorgeous papers from JakHeath,they were a freebie on her blog,which you can find http://www.jakheath.com/she has some amazing tutorials and downloads,lots of inspiration to find there.....my image is of course First Kiss....I love it coloured in with my very first set of Promarkers....an early Birthday Gift from my best buddy AuntySue...she is so very good to me....and I am so over the moon with them..Thanks my lovely pal...xxx now I've lost track...lol...oh yes my card....spritz it with a touch of glimmer mist...rich gold....added ribbon from stash and a faux button cut out from the hearts on the paper and glossed...cut out a million little hearts and edged the hearts etc; with them...oh I hope I have covered everything.....I hope your all keeping well.....am off to try and do another challenge card now,if I am allowed some time...lol....kids...they leave home or marry and still here all the time....what do you do....lol....well,take care my friends,thanks for popping in to see me,hugs Janette.x

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Blog award


Have just recieved this from my very good friend AuntySue.... just found out that Lizzy has also sent me the same award..another fab friend from do-crafts..it's a Fab one...yummy cake....If you have'nt been and visited Sue's blog then please go along and have a mooch around,she makes some fab cards,and she is soo lovely to all,I know I thank God for Sue more often than not,we are firm friends,all through crafting,it's wonderful how it brings so many people into your life that you would proberbly never have met.....onto the catch...well,there's always one isn't there...lol...firstly I have to tell you 10 things that make me happy....

1.My Grandchildren
2.My friendship with Sue.
3.Crafting..oh I love it..
4.My Birthday...sooo excited...lol...
5.The garden in Summer...
6.The house when it looks all clean and fresh.
7.A walk on the beach,as the sun sets on a hot day.
8.My family
9.Smell of a new baby.
10.Snow at Christmas.

Oh do I sound boring...lol...sorry,but thats some of the things that do make me happy...lol....now,I have to pass this onto 5 others...oh this is hard...so many fab friends...so please don't be upset if you don't get it this time....I still think your fab...lol...

Nikki R...she has only just started her blog and is a sweetie.
Mandy...she is always so friendly and helpful
Shirley..always pops in and leaves me a comment,for which I am so grateful.
Diane,a good pal from d0-crafts...
Last not least...Jane...her blog is brilliant,and she is so nice.
Phew,I 'll have to go and have a cuppa after all that...lol...sorry it can't be everyone who ever pops in,I think your all so brilliant and I love knowing you all,hugs Janette.x

Monday, 1 February 2010

StampArtic challenge...


I love visiting StampARTic....there are so many things going on and you can get alot of inspiration there too.....so,decided to enter the Feb; challenge....there is a sketch so if you fancy going along and having a mooch around you will not be dissappointed....
White cardstock-Papermill
Paper from Mymindseye...was a freebie
Image from Mo's digital pencil...
Flowers also Papermill
gems from stash
Comp;generated sentiment
Coloured using Dovecraft watercolour pens...
Quite like this one for some reason,just think she looks so cute lay there dreaming away....abit like 'remember when'...lol.....anyway,will dash off and link this up,had a good day today,thanks for dropping by,will come and play catch-up with you I promise,take care,hugs Janette.x

Allsorts challenge card


Good morning all,well the snow has left yet again,but it's still freezing here,hope your keeping warm wherever you are....onto my card,thought I'd do this one as I liked the look of the sketch....had a mishap with the card though......but having shown it to my friends on do-crafts,decided to use it anyway.....lets just say I won't be using gloss as much in the near future.....
Papers my minds eye
Image from friend
Flowers made using small woodware punch
Gems from stash
Coloured with watercolour pencils
PC generated sentiment.
Think thats it,sorry for the short post,but have to get some ironing....{sorry to swear}done...lol....Thankyou for popping in,love to know what you think,take care,hugs Janette.x

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