Sunday, 28 July 2013

Graphic 45 cards and pictures of Chester

Hi Crafting friends , I've been neglecting my blog , various things , too hot , busy with the house etc. Yesterday my hubby was at work all day so I had a play in my craftroom using the wonderful 12x12 papers by Graphic 45. I've always loved their stuff, this years Secret Garden has really inspired me and so has place in time and Ladies Diary.
The elegant lady in the first pic has already been sent to a lovely lady and a family member on my hubbies side. She loves my cards and will be thrilled to receive this I'm sure.
I hope your all doing fine and enjoying the fine weather (in the UK) , makes a change doesn't it ! although sleeping is hard in stuff bedrooms built to keep the heat in. Well it's dull now following heavy rain last night.
I'm going to my local craft shop this afternoon, think some more Graphic 45 papers will be falling into my basket.

Things are progressing well with the house move , we can't wait , living in the center of Chester will be such a change but one we are all looking forward to . My son Sam will be able to walk to work in 5 mins as opposed to an hour on the bus. The river , great pubs and restaurants, not to mention shops all on the door step. The pics bellow show Chester, our house is very near the city walls , they surround Chester and you can walk all round the looking down on the people bellow . The walls by us have steps down to the Roman gardens, more steps down from here and your at the river (Dee).  The clock pictured is on the walls on the East Gate bridge , it's the most photographed clock after Big Ben.

well hope you enjoyed the picture fest , or maybe I just bored you. Time to jump in the shower now and then have breakfast. Have a great day.
happy crafting. janex

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Deserving a rest

 I think a lot of us are a bit hot and bothered at the moment, hopefully not as much as the bloke in my card.
This image is from The best of just inklined cd. I've coloured with pro and flex markers.
The sentiment is pc generated , the paper is papermania "happy days" and the button embellishments , buttons galore.

Not been crafting/blogging as much as things are moving along with the house sale, plus the hot weather.
We have sold our house and we are buying a house in the center of Chester. Big life style change, no garden ...well a tiny back yard  but I'll still have a craft room happy days.

enjoy the sun and happy crafting. janex

Saturday, 6 July 2013


Well this image by Mo Manning is fabulous and so is the weather in the UK for a change.
Just had folks look at the house , they seemed to really like it but who knows!

I coloured  my image with pro and flex markers, the papers are do craft tales of the river bank. I've used a sizzix star die cut and a daisy button for an embellishment.

challenges entered :

Mo's digital challenge : F is for , mines f for fabulous
sketch Saturday : followed the sketch above
allsorts : favourite things ( mines colouring in cute and funny images with my pens)
one stop craft challenge : anything goes

Enjoy the weekend and enjoy the great weather if you have it. janex