Saturday, 18 February 2017

Joanna Sheen signature flower dies , Spring Time

Morning crafting friends , it was a lovely day , weather wise yesterday , but today is rather dull . Although it's only February it feels like Spring is in the air . The sight of snowdrops , pansies and spring bulbs certainly cheers me up .
I've bought a lot of Joanna Sheen signature flower dies , they are so lovely . Here I've used the pansy and snowdrops on my card . The outer die cut squares are my favourites Sue Wilson double pierced squares, The fancy square die is Marianne Design  Anjas square LR0242 . I cut the green one from  X cut adhesive glitter sheet , I like these for intracut dies and sentiments , I also have the metallic sheets and can recommend them . The Birthday sentiment is from craftwork cards.

 challenges entered

Allsorts : anything goes 
Brown Sugar : Birthday 
crafty creations : anything goes 

enjoy your weekend , happy crafting . jane x

Friday, 17 February 2017

Pampered Pets Valentine

We don't do valentines , Bob and I, well after 30years we know the love is there , but my son Sam does . This is the card I made for him to give his girlfrind , she loves animals and loved her card , I also steered him in the right direction for her present ...Mother knows best ..
I used Hunkydory Pampered Pets kit , for the outside and inside . The background paper is from a Joanna Sheen cd called messy rabbit . The hearts were made using a woodware punch and the ribbons and love sentiment are old stash of mine.

challenges entered :

It's been a lovely day here today , the sun came out and I did a spot of gardening , flowers and shoots are appearing everywhere. I have made lots of floral cards and will post them in following days .
happy crafting . jane x

Tuesday, 7 February 2017


 This Penny Black stamp called ,Beehave , has always been a favourite of my , it makes me smile . My white poodle Alfie , that died , was really scared of bees and with good reason , one stung him just under his bottom . I treated the area and he had to wear a pair of my son's Harry Potter underpants (my son was only young at the time ) with a hole cut for his tail to let the pink ointment work . After that he would never walk past any bees and he would curl his lip up at them .

items used :8x8 square card, Penny Black stamp behave , Sue Wilson double pierce square dies ,
mft bee happy die , lawn fawn sun and cloud dies , coloured with promarkers , edges inked with wild honet Tm Holtz ink . Papers echo park .White gel pen .

challenges entered :

stamping sensations : animal magic 
Penny black Saturday : try something new ( I used a small image on a large card)
Penny Black and more at allsorts : favourite stamp 
creative inspiration : cute critters 
stampavie and more : animals 

happy crafting . jane x

Monday, 6 February 2017

60's swing

I bought this die , 60's swing as a multi buy with the one in the post  bellow , travel in style . I couldn't resist them , right up my alley, as they say . I'm feeling better after Saturdays incident , also see post bellow . Hudson aka Mr Bunny ,  is fine , I've photographed him to show you , this is just before he had a lovely warm shower and shampoo then a blow dry  , see told you I loved him . Walked him with the pram today , so much better.

The other dies I used , also TL ,is laced edge rectangles, you have to put this through your die cutter a fair few times to get a good cut , but it is so intro cut and pretty ,it's worth it and the final die is tl spring wreath .
I've coloured with pro markers , added gems and pearls , the sentiment is craftwork cards and the paper is retro by Marianne design .
challenges entered ;
crafting when we can : flowers 
fussy and fancy : make it fussy and fancy 
I love promarkers : anything goes 

Thank you to the lovely bloggers who sent kind words .enjoy your day and happy crafting.
jane x

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Tattered Lace Travel In Style

The only good thing to happen this morning was this die and another tattered lace die where delivered . I have an elderly poodle Hudson , he is 16 , he is almost blind , very deaf and does a honking noise like a goose day and night , the only thing the vets can do , considering his age is to give him steroid tablets . He has about 6 teeth but has a ferocious appetite, all his food is snipped tiny , he wakes us every 2 hours , sleeps in our bedroom and I even have a pushchair for him . You are guessing now this little chap is well loved ! I walked for the newspaper today , and Hudson wanted to come , it's not far , so I put his coat on , half way he didn't want to walk and it was cold icy and slippy , I suffer with arthritis , so carrying him far is painful  , he can walk but just wanted to sniff forever and there was a staffie type dog outside the shop , he was attacked by one years back , it ripped the skin off his side. I snatched him up , went in Tesco and payed for my paper , people staring , one of my ex friends who works there giving me daggers . Came out he wouldn't walk , sniffing and stubborn! I pulled him ...he almost sat and was pulled along on his bum , then to my shame a woman sat in a car on the opposite side of the road started shouting and screaming at me for being a cruel bitch to my poor old dog ....
I got him up our road , stopping , starting , stopping starting , then I saw the shouting woman in the car , I told her I loved my dog and even had a pram for him , she told me I should have used it then screamed abuse at me across the road and said she would report me for cruelty if she knew where I lived . I told her where I lived and said you go  ahead report me , she screamed at me more so I walked off home . Once home I took my dogs coat off feed him his lovely breakfast with chopped up fresh chicken , he ate the lot , then had a doggy treat and went to snore in his basket (one of 3) . I shed a few tears and phoned my husband at work to tell him . I think maybe my little poodle should be put to sleep , but that is such a sad thing to do , I wish he was young again , I didn't have so much pain in my body and I wish people would think what they say without knowing the full story .

I used Tattered lace dies , travel in style and with love (free with the December edition of tattered lace mag . The background is Hunkydory card , from the pamered pets kit . The squares are cut with Sue Wilson double pierce dies . I've paper pieced the layers and coloured with pro markers , just a little purple bow to finish it off . 

challenges entered :allsorts : paper piecing 
passion for promarkers : all creatures great and small 

for anyone who takes the time to read what I've wrote , thanks , I'm sorry to go on but I needed to share this. Hope you don't think I'm too cruel , I can assure you my Huddy is as well and loved as he can be .
Jane x
here is an add on of further events :
While I was at the hairdressers this afternoon  an RSPA officer came to our house , my hubby had Huddy in the car , he must come even a short way  because he is very spoilt , the office was posting a letter through the door .He saw Huddy and could see he is old but very well cared for , he said that old dogs can be very stubborn and will not walk at times and he understood the situation . Pity the woman who reported me never listened . I will never take my poodle out again unless in the pram , so I guess like this die ,he will travel in style . Jane x

Friday, 3 February 2017

Is it me or is card blogging dying !

I think card blogging is on the down , I post a card and have little interest , my pinterest does a lot better . To blog a card takes time and effort and a lot of the time challenges you enter don't even have time to comment . I'm not complaining just saying what I've conceived . Do you think the same or differ ?

sign of the times maybe . jane x

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Hunkydory Fabulous Florals

I bought the Hunkydory Fabulous Florals kit , these are the 4 cards I made using the lovely lavender. The products are great quality and make very pretty cards I think , these are always popular when I sell my cards.

Better weather today , just had my hair done , having lunch with my Mum and then a little look round the shops .
enjoy your day . jane x