Tuesday, 24 June 2014

In the garden

Afternoon crafting friends , hope your well . The weather has been nice here , it was my birthday on Saturday, Summer Solstice  , it was good because the weather was warm and the sky clear allowing a really (longest day ) . We had a lovely meal at my Mums with my hubby , who is soon to be 50 , giving me then my Mum piggyback ride around the garden , all after a few G&T's

My card today is Summery and floral with pretty pastels. The card was bought as a polka dot card (a pack of 8 in 4 colours ) from hobby craft. I've made my own embellishments using a wide variety of dies and punches . The papers used are first edition , spring drop. The adhesive button are from Hobby craft. I added some faux stitching with a fine brown marker and stamped a sentiment from a secret garden clear stamp set.

                                    My Mum getting a piggyback from my
Hubby in her garden, and me getting a piggyback on the drive .

             views of the garden and the adjoining field with pet sheep

challenges entered :
Sweet Sunday Sketch 224 : followed the above sketch
Allsorts : how does your garden grow
crafty sentiments : summer or summer colours

got a bit of blog catching up to do , have a great day . janex

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Happy Hoppers make a wish

Weathers improved at last , lovely to feel warm , we had a lovely walk on the Wirral on Monday , along the marshes looking over to North Wales, and then enjoyed a pint at "The Harp " sat outside with the poodles  watching the wildlife . Poor Hudson got a bit hot and tired on the walk back so Bob and I carried him for a while,  good job he's only a toy poodle not a Labrador, he is near 14 after all but so is Alfie and he's fit as a flea.  Isn't life so much better in the Summer months! One bad point though I was bitten on the elbow by a mossie , it's all hard and weeping now , I always have a nasty reaction .

My card today features a really cute image from the " Gruffies and happy Hoppers" d rom from Joanna Sheen as is the sentiment. The bp is from pink petticoat , I've added 2 die cut stars from sizzix and a little blue bird button and 2 gems . The sentiment stamped in my card is by Penny Black.

challenges entered :

house mouse and friends : die cuts / and or punches
Tuesday Throw down : celebrations
sentimental Sunday : animals
Rhedd & Rosie : anything goes

well looks like another walk in the sunshine is on the cards (pardon the pun ). Enjoy your day . janex

Monday, 16 June 2014

One Summers Day

I've bought yet another Joanna Sheen cd rom , they are so lovely I an't resist adding to my collection . This image is taken from "one summers day " by the artist Barbra Mock . I used a decoupage image of pansies with lovely fresh colours of yellow and blues.
The yellow paper was bought embossed , it's by bazzil and called french garden. The die cuts are spellbinder die d lites , corners and accents one. I've added 3 blue gems as a finishing touch.

challenges entered :

cd Sunday : dies with Jenny
craft your passion : 3 or more embellishments
The kraftyhands challenge :  floral fancy

gorgeous day today , shopping for a few bits then out walking in the sunshine .
Enjoy your day and happy crafting. janex

Friday, 13 June 2014

Nicecrane children at the seaside

Well sun at last , love it ! pub lunch with Mum yesterday sat in the sunny beer garden then shopping at M&S. Got my birthday money early and bought 2 dresses , 3/4 shorts and a lovely blouse, lucky me . Mum got some trousers and some gorgeous sandles , great where the same shoe size lol ...
My card has a real summery feel . I used a digi image from "children at the seaside " by nicecrane, my first download from him , adorable images I must say.The bp is bo bunny ,I've added burlap and a string bow , 2 spotty metal brads and a small sea shell, all old stash . The sandcastle is a cute companions stamp coloured with promarkers and the sentiment is craftwork cards.

challenges entered :
digi galore : nautical or blue
cardz 4 guys :   childs birthday
love to create : make it for the kids

just had a lovely walk with the poodles very warm already , off to work soon boooohoooo.
enjoy your day.

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Milestones and Moments

I've used a Sheen Douglas stamp( an oldie but defiantly a goodie) from a set called "milestones and moments", I like it beacause the image is great for a man or a woman and it's lovely to colour. I used my pro and flex markers , many shades of green and grey . The sky took awhile to get it just as I wanted it .
The papers are from a 12x12 pack by dovecraft , and are new out . The sentiment is from a clear stamp set by hobby art called inspirations. The follage die is from tattered lace, it comes as a free die set when you order a certain amount of tattered lace dies from Hobby Craft on line. My card is an 8x8 square.
I think this card would make a lovely birthday or anniversary card for the  special man in your life.
challenges entered :
passion for promarkers : man/boys
oldie but a goodie : fathers day /man card
Tuesday throw down : special man
crafty sentiments : fathers day / for a male

mixed weather here , very sunshine and showers , warm though.
happy crafting janex

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Rose Garden

Creative stamping magazine issue 17 has a gorgeous set of 16 rose garden themed stamps as the free gift , the mag only costs 5.99 so this is an excellent buy , they stamp nicely too. I coloured the image with pro and flex makers. The die cut is a sizzix fancy oval . The pb and the insert are from a first edition 6x6 pad called family ties. I used 2 organza ribbons in grey and lemon down the sides and made a double bow with the lemon colour using the Jak Heath technic

. I stamped the sentiment from the set , what a lovely saying . onto a heart punch from wood ware and inked the edges. A touch of stickles in yellow  on the roses and some liquid pearls on the hat ribbon trim for the final flourish .

challenges entered :

alphabet challenge : i for information board (see pic above )
crafty catz : inspired by a song ..."I beg your pardon I never promised you a rose garden "
Friday Sketch : followed the lovely sketch above by Shirley

well if your weather is anything like here in NW England today , you'll be having wet bedraggled roses , it is raining heavy and we have had thunder and lightening .

happy crafting and enjoy the weekend . janex

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Garden Delights

I saw the garden delights art pad from lili of the valley was back in stock , so I ordered it , when I got bak from work it was in the door way so I had a little play and came up with this very girl card. Bit fussy but nice and pretty I think.
The card itself is from Hobby Craft the lazer cut edge is lovely for special cards. The sentiment is also a lili of the valley paper pad , the image and sentiment cut with spellbinder nesties , the bird corner die is also spellbinders. The white leaf is cut with a Sue Wilson die . I've added some pink flowers from wild orchid and a folded doily with added pearls and a navy spotted ribbon for the finishing touches.

challenges entered :

lets create and craft : spots or stripes
card mania  : flowers
use your stuff : patterned paper

happy crafting . janex

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Toot Toot for a special man

Not a bad day today , although I see some clouds moving in , make the most of it I say.

My card features are rather cute but dapper lili of the valley stamp "toot toot ", great for a mans card .
I coloured my image with pro and flex markers . The double sided papers are man made by first edition.
The sentiment I cut on my cameo using a silhouette America cutting file. The stars are a small punh from the works.

challenges entered :

Sketch Saturday : pick a past sketch (I choose the one above)
Allsorts : for the guys
sweet stamping : special man or boy
paper pretties : masculine card
the paper shelter : make it manly
my Sheri crafts : make it masculine
lili of the valley : June challenge , male or sporty

enjoy the rest of the weekend . janex