Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Point about Criss cross cards

Hello everyone !!
Thanks for the lovely comments about the criss cross card...they are really easy to make but I thought I should just add a comment about the paper.....
Most cards I saw on SCS used double sided paper.....

The first paper I was using had the words Let it Snow written all over so I cut the 4 x 5 piece then cut it in half diagonally....bottom left piece fitted fine onto the main right however didnt !!! it was upside down AND back to front.... LOL.....I checked all measurements etc.....all ok.....then realised about the DS paper. either use DS paper, or 2 pieces of co-ordinating paper, or if you want the same paper both sides of the crisscross then you will need 2 pieces of the same paper....
Just thought I would share that with you all to save you the trouble...

Oh well live and learn as they say.....
Until then
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Monday, 24 September 2007

First Criss Cross card

I have wanted to make one of these cards ever since I saw them on SCS and today as it was raining I thought why here it is.
I thought they were quite easy to make, it took longer to choose paper and cardstock and colours etc.
The snow blossom punchies I received in a swap and it has made me DESIRE the set of stamps even more !!!!
Until then
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Sunday, 23 September 2007

Bella card

This is the card I made for my *bella* sistah......Charlene.....she likes pinks,greens and browns.

I am in a swap with a group I belong to where we make cards and send little gifts over a 2 month period to *spoil* our bella sister.

This is the second card I have sent I forgot to snap the first one I was so excited to get it postal !!!

I used the same colour as on Beates card and then used my cuttlebug alphabet to cut out the words BELLA and then glittered them....I also used zoomz baubles as I dont have bella ones...!!

Until then

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Saturday, 22 September 2007

Beates weekend challenge #20

This is my version of Beates weekend challenge #20
I used pink brown and green CS with ELI DP
The image is a stampendous fluffles cat....sweetie.....
I used some ZOOMZ top right ( thanks Jenny )
I did use some stickles on the card to but its not very clear.
The light inside was awful so I took these outside BUT they are not much better. I will try again tomorrow.....
Until then...Blog on...

Thursday, 20 September 2007

Another of next years pages

This is June 2008 calender page.
I have shown those 2 as they are my designs for our calender.
I only have 1 other page so far from Sharon...OOPS I have one from Mary from last week that I hadnt put away in my calender I will wait until we have some from Jenny and then show you those too
Until then
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Next years calender pages

This is December 2008 calender page

Final pages

Next lot of pages

Pics of calender pages

Calender Pages

Well the addicted ladies met again yesterday, change of day we usually meet on a Thursday !!
We mostly make cards, what we do is each come up with a design for a card and make it prior to Thursday, bring all the bits along for the others to re-create the same card.So we get to make 4 cards each time we meet.
Of course I very very rarely used the cards we made, I kept them to look at (seem familiar) so they mounted up over the few years we have been making them !!!
Whilst sorting my room out (earlier in blog) I collated them all together and put all the xmas ones in a box (BIG BOX)....I had over 130 (shock horror) !!!!!! so I decided this year that as I have pics of all of the cards made anyway (thanks sharon) that I would use them
I WILL make xmas cards for *special* people and family but at least I dont have the daunting task of making loads ....I send about 120 each year.....PHEW.... another job I can cross off my list...LOL
Great way of sharing ideas...we do have fun...

So moving the title......CALENDERS

A few years ago with a Yahoo group I belonged to we made a calender.
12 people sign up and you are allocated a page to design for a have to make 12 of those pages ( quite a commitment ) but hey you get a whole calender hand stamped by some awesome people to hang in your carft room.

The first 2 I joined were A4 size bound at the top, over the years they got smaller.....!!
I will show some pics soon...

Well I persuaded the addicted ladies they we should as a group make a calender, there were 5 of us to start....(hello Tracey) there are 4

We started with 2 x A5 sheets for our calenders bound in the middle (again thanks Sharon) but clipped at the top to hang....BUT this year we are making 2008 calender we are trying the whole calender as an A5 sheet which will be bound and hang at the top ...Pic to follow

As there are 4 of us we each have 3 months of pages to design, for the 2008 calender I have June,September and December.
So although I will design those pages, when we meet the girls will each make their own page !! so it does allow for a little poetic license if they choose to alter something or colour it differently or alter the position of things !!
We each choose when we will slot a calender page into our Thursday mornings as long as they are all made ready for Sharon to bind in December so that we can start using in January.

So yesterday was December's turn and having asked permission of the others to share these pics I will later tune in again to see what I have been rabbitting on about for the last 10 mins hee hee.....
Until then
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Tuesday, 18 September 2007

I've been TAGGED....!!

Kitty from First Class Crafts tagged me ( thanks Kitty )What a hoot....I have been reading these on other peoples blogs...some of the answers are hilarious.
1.YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) LASSIE FIESTA
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fav ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) TOFFEE NUT
3. YOUR "FLY Guy/Girl" NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) JMOR
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) BLUE DOG
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born) ANN HOSTERT
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) MORJA
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink put "The") The SILVER PIMMS
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers) JAMESHUBERT
9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy) PLEASURES MALTESER
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother's & father's middle names ) MARGARET JAMES

I now have to tag someone so I tag JENNY ( your'e IT )
Until then
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Monday, 17 September 2007

Alex's Blog Challenge

Hi All
This is my card for Alex's blog challenge.
Go here and have a look through the blog to find the challenge.
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Sunday, 16 September 2007

5000 and counting !!

Well I checked in my break at work and it was 4788 and now home from work and its crept up to 5019
Woo Hoo who would have thought all those hits...I cant quite believe it...

I am going to combine the 5000 hits with the blog layout I set beg sept and then reminded you of 9th sept.....

So if you havent entered...nows your chance.....the prize will be stamping related......

I have 7 entries so far so if you were thinking bu t not sure then you still have a week to enter
Just make the card and email me a picture of it.
Then I will get the random number generator to choose a winner....

Have fun
Until then
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Wow number 1

Hi Everyone,

Wow I just clicked the link to the *top listed* stamping sites and my little blog is number 1

I am amazed, I never thought anyone would look at my blog when I first started it....thank-you
Until then
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Busy Weekend

Wow what a busy weekend.....I have been working 12 1/2 hour shifts.....but I check my blog before and after work and wow look at the hits !!!

I will have to think of something to give away as blog candy when it gets to 5000 !!

Keep checking it may be sooner thatn we think
Until then
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Thursday, 13 September 2007

The Addicted ladies

Well, we meet again....Thursday mornings are back on the menu....GREAT
We seemed to spend a *lot* of the morning talking and planning how to spend money
and ideas for cards as well as latest purchases.
Overall we have fun fun fun and I love them all to bits....ok now I am getting mushy must be bedtime hee hee......
I have to work the next 3 days so may be MIA again.......
Until then
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Last mosaic

This was how we just found Leo...they are right when they say its a dogs life aren't they.
I am going to see if I can play and use this feature with my cardmaking or scrapbooking.
Until then
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Another one

This one was of Tony,myself and leo love the way TOny and I are looking at each other....LOL

Playing with my new phone

Simon found this funky new feature on my new mobile phone.
You can take a *mosaic* picture.
We tried leo in the kitchen, quite neat dont you think.
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Tuesday, 11 September 2007

My first tent topper card

I have wanted to have a go at a tent topper card for ages since seeing it on here it is....
I used white square 125mm card layered with MM green card and then xmas paper from my new dovecraft paper stack....yes I opened the pack and used it (shock)....
I cut a 3" scallop circle from same green CS,then a white 2 1/2" circle that I stippled with purely pomegranate SU ink, I overstamped this with colourbox olive pastel ink onto the Hero Arts xmas tree.I also edged the circle with PP ink.I popped this up with 3d foam pads. I then used green self adh ribbon and layered burgundy ribbon on top and tied 2 bows. I used SU 2 ovl punches and white peel-off words and brads and voila !! the card was done...
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Sunday, 9 September 2007

Re-Visit to my blog challenge

Hi Everyone,

Have rec 3 email entries to the September Blog just a reminder if anyone else wants to have a go at the layout I picked from SCS it is

Just email me a pic of your creation and I will add to the file

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Beate's weekend challenge # 18

Well I needed something to take my mind off my *toothache* in the missing tooth space !!!.
It is getting better but oh boy I am fed up of taking painkillers might just hit the booze...LOL...only joking.....
I used images already done for previous card and just changed the layout to fit the sketch, only to come downstairs to load it and saw theat I put the sentiment in the wrong
Mary....I added the gems for the snowmans buttons and the glitter for his earmuffs...I think it looks better ?
Until then...
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Friday, 7 September 2007

Missing in blogland !!! LOL

Have not had a chance to post these last few days with working, also worrying about dental operation that I had today.
I was nervous but all went well. I felt groggy when I came round and sick and very very hungry !!! and having just *woke up* all I wanted to do was sleep LOL
Well I missed most of the lovely weather today.
I cannot have hot drinks or hot food today.
Tomorrow I have to have warm salt water rinses....YUCK.....

I feel like I have been kicked by a horse but I can take painkillers.
I had to laugh at the consent said I was to expect PAIN, Bruising,Swelling and Bleeding yeah right and I CONSENTED to this....gotta laugh.....wish I could but it hurts to speak too much so Tony is getting a rest.....hee hee

All for now
Until then...
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Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Card made at club

This was the christmas card that I made last night at craft club.
I used rogate cs in Arabian blue and turquoise and plain white cs.
Cuttlebug embossing folder with white ink swiped over surface to lightly colour it.
SU snowman and karen foster snap alphabet.
SU oval punches in 2 sizes.Ribbon and white gel pen
I still need to add some sparkle or a gem or 2.....
Until then
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Terrific Tuesday

Well another gorgeous day in sunny Poole. Simon has started 6th form today.The start of another era.......
I sadly have to work a long day (12 1/2 hr ) shift, today and tomorrow so no stamping for me for a while.
I went back to craft club last night and did some catching up, made a nice snowman christmas card so I will upload that later tonight......
All for now
Until then
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Monday, 3 September 2007

Manic Monday !!


I am still tired from the weekends was a truly FAB time and everyone looked gorgeous......

Today I have to go food shopping, school shopping, buy term time season ticket for the train for Simon to get to 6th Form at a cost of £50.....less money again for crafting goodies....hence the selling of stuff on EBay.....

I have washing and ironing to do, back on 2 long days ( 12 1/2 hour ) Tuesday and Wednesday
and then I have to go into hospital on Friday for a dental operation under anaesthetic.......which I am panicking about already....a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.....wish me luck.

Back to Dorset Stampers tonight after the summer I have to collect some bits together to make some cards tonight as well.....

So I am guessing that I should get off this PC and start tackling some of those jobs I mentioned.....hee hee

Until then
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Sunday, 2 September 2007

Beate's weekend challenge # 17

This is the card I have made for Beate's weekend challenge # 17
The link to Beate's blog is in the list on the right side of my page if you want to see the sketch to have a go.
I used a new flower punch I bought at Newbury
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My family :)

This is Me, Tony and Simon.
Simon stood out heads above nearly everyone ba 2 at the wedding.
At 16 he is just over 6'.......
size 12 feet.....nightmare
Until then
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Group pic

Group photo. I am at the back top right !!

Laura and Simon in the carriage

Simon who Laura married is scottish so they had bagpipes playing people in to curch and them out of.

Very nice :)

Wedding Pics

Tony and Laura just arrived

Forgot to say

Hi All,
Forgot to say the other day I have had a clearout and listed some items on EBay.
I meant to put a link and forgot.
Well it is there now on the right hand side up the top
My EBay ID is JayBeenie if the link doesnt work.
Have a look, you may bag a bargain
Until then...
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Saturday, 1 September 2007

Janette's September Challenge

Hi Everyone,
I decided to do a challenge layout.
The sketch came from SCS so its not my idea ok.
I thought that anyone who wants to play, should make a card using this choose the colours etc etc just use the layout as shown and put whatever elements you desire in the allotted slots.
Email me with your JPEG file of the card you create and I will upload to my blog to share with everyone ok
Have fun and trust me these challenge layouts are FAB and addictive
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with....
Until then...
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Tony has left the building !!....LOL

Tony has left to go to the wedding.....Laura wanted him there he left even earlier because of the traffic problems due to the earlier in blog for more details !!

Simon and I are going later straight to the church.......also we didnt want to leave Leo on his own for too long today. So I am coming back after the reception and going back tonight for the party :)
The weather here is gorgeous, sunny and a warm breeze....PERFECT day for a wedding.
Catch you later....
Until then...
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Wedding Card

The stamps used for this card are SU-Fern Lace a beautiful stamp for background but a little awkward to use as it is so big.
The heart shdow and the marriage word stamps are from
here I love these stamps, you can get them from here
I used cream and gold CS and versamagic ink in Red Magic.
I also used some of my RIBBON.......yeah for ribbon !!!!
Oh well better go get washed and dressed for the wedding :)
Until then
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Inside of card

This is the inside left of the card. PSX K3237 Love Words.
On special cards I like to do something on the inside left as it makes
the card look like the *professional* ones....LOL....
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Back view of wedding card

I have this *neat* little stamp from "Stamp your art out" Its great for the back of wedding cards.
I have put the initials of bride and grrom above the rear lights.
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Oh Dear

Woke up this morning to the sun shining for this lovely day.

Radio report.....HORROR..... the local supermarket just down the road was on fire !!!
The co-op Hamworthy had been on fire since 5 am.

Now Hamworthy in Poole has one road in and one road out and the whole of the road was BLOCKED.......OMG how are we going to get out to get the wedding....we drove in my PJ's ( Jenny,.....NOT a pyjama day.... !! )

The road was indeed bloacked......oh heck......Tony contacted the radio station and became a *Phone Ranger* a report of the blocked roads and the diversion.....not quite what he thought he would be doing on the morning of his daughters wedding... LOL ...

Looks like the Co-op will have to be re-built...oh dear.....

Well next post will be the wedding card
Until then...
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Hi Everyone,
Wedding in the family today.......Tony ( my other half ) his daughter Laura is getting married today at 2pm.......
Weather not too bad here at the moment......wish us fine weather please...!!!

Will post a pic of the card I made shortly......the colour scheme of the wedding is Gold, Red and Cream......

Until then
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