Monday, 20 May 2013
challenges entered :
cards for men : fancy folds
dream valley : animals
totally gorgeous : water
divas by design : shape it up
Better go and start dinner, what a busy day today, feel like I'm meeting my self coming round.
Saturday, 18 May 2013
I added some flowers , ribbon and pearls to create a pretty floral bouquet. I used martha stewart punches to create a lace square around the image . I added pealoffs and glamour dust. The blue flowers where originally white a touch of copic marker made them blue , and I used red copic on the peeloff and glitter stickers.
I hope they like it , I know I would love a card like this, what do you think crafters?
sorry the pictures are rubbish, it looks so much nicer in real life, but my camera is basic and there is so little light because it's such a dull day , but you get the gist.
challenges entered :
chocolate , coffee and cards : use a number
cd Sunday : ornate blossom
Simon says : flower power
fussy and fancy : pearls and lace
painting of the bedroom done , feature wall to paper today . Another cold dull day here so I might as well be indoors.
enjoy your weekend. janex
Friday, 17 May 2013
I bought the lili of the valley wild flower pads in black and white and coloured images. The one featured is pre coloured , my colouring is not as good as this , but these do make beautiful quick cards.My card is larger than I usually use, about 8.5x7". I bought a few larger card packs from happy stampers at a really great price.
The back ground paper and printed sentiment are from a cd by Joanna Sheen, from the heart of the garden , I think that paper is exquisite , shame to cover it up!
The thank you tag was from a card mag eons ago. The bling and bird cage charm are from the Hobby House and a touch of glamour dust on the image completes the luck.
challenges entered :
lilies little fairies : thank you
totally Gorgeous : bingo ( mines flowers,sparkle,charm)
Crafty Calendar May Challenge : Blooms and Blossoms!
By the cute and girly : May Flowers
Sandys crafty creations May challenge - Flowers and more Flowers
Songbird challenge : Bloom and Grow
after my post and walking the dogs yesterday, I decided to paint the bedroom , we are trying to sell the house and it will improve the look and if it doesn't sell well we have the benefit. It's looking nice and bright and cleaning looking , but I'm not keen on the paint smell. 3 walls are painted the 4th I'm going to wall paper as a feature wall, but that will have to wait til Saturday.
have a great day. janex
Thursday, 16 May 2013
Today's post is another vintage boy , I do love these new lili of the valley stamps. I've coloured with pro and flex markers . The sentiment is computer generated and the happy birthday is craft work cards. The papers are docraft , I think, and the newspapers, quiet proud of these, where found on a site selling special backdated newspapers, I copied and pasted their thumbnail pics , just the right size for cards when rolled and glued in place and very cost effective!
Challenges entered :
inky chicks : blue and brown
sweet stampin : clean and simple
Well the sun is shinning for a change so I'd better get my shoes on and walk those 2 poodles of mine.
Happy crafting. janex
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
We gardened yesterday and the wind was so strong it was blowing my bucket containing weeds and prunings out of my hand. My hubby has been looking at houses in Corfu online , now 9 months of lovely warm sun a year , I think I could handle that !
My card is garden inspired of course. The stamp used is from a set of Joanna Sheen stamps , by the artist Jane Shasky, I have her cd rom too, heart of the garden, it's wonderful and I can highly recomend it, I've made lots of cards using it , I will blog them at a later date.
I stamped the image with memento ink London Fog, this pale grey line when coloured blends with the coloured image to give a softer more water coloured look, I like it but would like to know what you think?
I've coloured with promarkers and used blue whispers ink for shading .
The die cuts are Marianne Design and the sentiments are lili of the valley stamps, bought at the show.
The pretty papers are first edition , bird song.
challenges entered :
sketch n stash : followed the sketch
2 sisters : Mothers Day (card for a female )
sisterhood of crafters : April showers bring May flowers
inky impressions : for a lady
Sunday, 12 May 2013
I went to Happy Stampers in Port Sunlight , Wirral , yesterday , I'm really lucky to have a great stamping fair nearby (about 8 miles away) that's on twice a year. I bought lots as usual but defiantly bagged some bargains. There was another craft sale on over the road with free entry, we popped over there and got some excellent buys . I bought lots of packs of button embellishments (the carrots on my cards where from a pack) for 50p-99p , they are usually 2.99 in hobbycraft. I was showing Dawny P the carrots yesterday,she was working on the Lili of the valley stand, and I said they would be great with this gardening stamp, vegetable patch.
It was lovely to meet up with Beryl , from, Beryls Place , we chatted for about an hour then shopped, we had a real laugh about vinyl, she will know what I mean. Beryl gave me some fabulous stamped images that will no doubt pop up on this blog soon.
I love my crafting/card making hobby and the lovely crafting friends I've met through it.
I had fun making this card, I coloured with flexmarkers and inked with chestnut chalk ink. The sentiment was from a bargain sticker set for 50p along with the carrots , mentioned previously . The wheel barrow and ivy are Marianne design diecuts, I diecut bazil colour core paper , embossed it then sanded . The various layers add detail and texture as does the flower soft in sand on the soil. The paper is from first editions , family ties only £3 a pack at the show.
stamping sensations : May challenge, embossing and texture
fussy and fancy :anything goes
crafty catz : anything goes
dream valley : no squares allowed
well there's no gardening going on around here , only crafting, it's rained nearly all day , and it's cold. Could this be yet another rubbish British Summer!
happy crafting. janex
Thursday, 9 May 2013
Hi crafting friends ,I have been away so long ,well just from my blog ....I hope you are all well and happy .
I'm loving these new vintage boys from lili of the valley. Because they are male cards I've kept them quite simple , the images are all coloured with Pro and flex markers . I've added a few simple embellishments and some fitting sentiments, they are computer generated apart from the lazy summer days , a great impressions stamp.
The tree die cut is a Marianne design. The brushes and rollers from a set at hobbycraft and the golf balls and tees are peeloffs. I added some red liquid pearls to the painter stamp to look like paint.
I'm going to Happy Stampers on Saturday , yipee....see you there if your going.
challenges entered : lili of the valley ideas to inspire : Boy oh boy
Happy crafting . janex