Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Happy new Year

Hi Everyone,

I know its an hour early LOL but Ihave been working today and will be up early again tomorrow so I am wishing it you all now.

My craft room is 3/4 pink and I love it....Tony beavered away today while I was in work which is great especially as itwasnt supposed to be started until the 3rd January....

I will be sure to post some pics next year !!!! LOL

Hope 2009 is a happy healthy and wealthy year for us all......
Good night

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Happy Christmas everyone

Dear Everyone,

I hope you all have a happy christmas and get to spend time with your loved ones wherever they may be......enjoy.....

See you all in 2009....I will be showing some pics of my new craft room as it emerges and then hope that 2009 will allow me to be creative with more cards, scrapbook pages and jewellery to show you all.

With all good wishes
Janette x

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

wardrobe gone !!

Hi Everyone,

Well my craft room is being re-done.!!
All Sharons fault...LOL...

My fitted wardrobe and built in cupboards have been ripped out and the room looks bigger.I cant wait to get it painted and get my 7' 6" worktop, wall to wall....

I am selling loads of my stuff that i dont want,need or use on ebay to fund all this activity
Bye for now

Monday, 15 December 2008

OMG !!! I am the parent of an ADULT !!!

Hi Everyone,

Oh my goodness...SIMON my son is 18 today !!!
Where did that time go ???
We had a lovely time at the weekend with my dad and sister and nephew, we all went out for a meal and had fun opening presents and eating cake !!
I will post some pics of then and now later but at the moment my PC ( new laptop ) is NOT playing keeps freezing and a system restore didnt sort it so it looks like it may have to go back :(

Saturday, 13 December 2008

All that glitters ??

Hi Everyone,

Party after party this week.....I treated myself to a glittery manicure and polish...what do you think ????

I have family here for Simon's 18th...OMG where did those 18 years go ???



Thursday, 4 December 2008

Addicted Ladies xmas 2008 cards

Hi Everyone,

Last post for now as I feel rough with this flu.....
I saw this medallion on somones blog a few months ago and thankfully had made the cards then as I wouldnt have felt like doing them now...also thankfully I have made all my xmas cards weeks ago.....
This card uses the elzybells eskimo with robin......and the word stamp is there's also.
The paper was from glitterpot (I think ) The cardstock is SU.
I used the nestabilities large scallop circle and EK sucess ornate heart punch to do the punch them every other scallop and voila the middle bit falls out !!
Very effective, I saw it on a wedding card but what a perfect frame for anything...
Have a go

My calender

Hi Everyone,

The addicted ladies and I each make a calender every year...this year for various reasons we havent made any :( well not our usual type anyways....

I made this one for Jenny as Mary and Sharon are swapping after xmas.

I used tree for all seasons...which was quite spooky as Jenny used the same set for the calender she made too.

I used a photo frame that another dorset stamper Val had shown us ......

Hope you like


Janette x

Christmas gifts

Hi Everyone,

My new header picture is of some xmas gifts I made for the addicted ladies.

I will show a picture of the inside in a moment....

I bought some car air freshners from yankee candle ( I love that shop ) and slipped them inside.
This flavour is my fave although I cannot smell anything at the moment as I have flu !! mind you I cannot taste anything either....
You could use hot choc sachets or tea sachets too....
Have fun
Janette x

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Nothing to show yet

Hi Everyone,

Busy busy busy.....I am making a scrapbook/memory album for my son who is 18 ( OMG ) on 15th Dec....I have been collecting things fo ryears, always thinking I had loads of time.....well I did when he was 10-12 even 14 it was years away.....WELL NOT

A 12 x 12 page is SO scary to layout......I will show the pages when complete.....
Thank goodness all my cards are done, they will be addressed this weekend and are then good to go !!

Bye for now

Saturday, 1 November 2008


I have been busy today pricing and labeling all my "STUFF" that I am taking to ringwood tomorrow.The Dorseet Stampers have a stall where members can sell there 2nd hand ( or in my case NEW ) stuff that they dont use or need or want anymore.....

Previous years have been well attended with good sales reported from all stalls.The proceeds from the door go to Breast Cancer, a worthy cause.......

I use the money made form selling my stash to buy more stuff LOL.....still it clears a space in my room, it also unearths things that I had forgotten I had (HORROR) stuff that is still in its packet unused....."Now why did I buy that " !!!....there must have been a reason at the time hee hee....

If you get a chance and live fairly local its on tomorrow 10 - 4 at the Ringwood Recreation Center
Parsonage Barn Lane, Ringwood....

C U THERE ?????????
Bye for now
Janette x

Thursday, 30 October 2008

WOO HOO for me....

OH yes !! I have *****FINISHED***** my christmas cards....phew !! pressure off.
I have made 100 cards this year.....I feel better for having done them in batches of 10
I felt it was not such a task.....
I chose a design made it, if I liked it then I made another 9 easy peasy lemon squeezy.....

I made 3 different ones for my bestest stamping buddies, so I cant show those, I also made a little giftie for each of them which is really really cute. I will show those closer to christmas.....did you know its only 56 sleeps till santa ?????????

We havent done much stamping or making cards together this year as each of us for one reason or another had other things going on in our lives so hopefully next year we will be able to get together more and do what we love best...


Bye for now
Janette x

Another few cards for halloween.

A few more cards made.....its a shame we dont make more of halloween in this country as I would have liked to have made a few more so that I could say I used ALL my halloween stamps but I did use ALL the sets I have LOL......
Bye for now
Janette x

More Halloweenie cards

Hi All,
Tese are some of the halloween cards I promised from the last post but I have been sorting out my PC....removing old one and sorting the laptop for the desk...took longer than I thought LOL....
I had fun making these this year and was determined to make them using my stock that I have know how it is !!
Bye for now
Janette x

Wednesday, 22 October 2008


These are 2 cards that I made for a halloween swap on a group I belong to.
I have some more to upload tomorrow, I made 14 this year and used a selection of all the halloween
stamps and accessories that I have.
I was determined to make use of my halloween stash as I am fed up of having all this stuff and just not using it for one reason or another....
Janette x

Monday, 13 October 2008

Another Autumn card

This is the other card made for the swap......
These colours are not my faves, but I actually quite enjoyed the making of them.
Its good to step outside your comfort zone every now and then isnt it ??????
Bye for now

Friend card

This card was made for an Autumn Colours swap on a Yahoo group that I belong to.
Its very vanilla, choc chip and more mustard.
The DP I think was called Apple Cider.
I still need to do some organising of my files on the laptop as its arranged differently to my PC.....took me a while to find where this card was LOL !!
Bye for now
Janette x


Hi Everyone,

I know I have been missing for a LONGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG while......

I had probs with PC, couldnt get onto blogger and when I could I couldnt post, then I was poorly for a few weeks.
Thought the PC was sorted loaded lots of cards to show, was going to start a new blog, then the PC wouldnt open up ANYTHING......managed to transfer lots onto flash stick pics and documents etc etc....

Got a new laptop now, so have been busy sorting that out and trasferring all the info...luckily I think I have everything but what a slow process as I could only have the old PC on for about 5-10 mins before it started making noises and lots of pop-ups etc evidence of any bugs that we could detect with the programmes we ran......

Anyhow, back in PC land :)
Will post a card once I can find it on this laptop, its vista premium which is a little different to windows 98 and XP

Hey ho

Monday, 1 September 2008

One stamp set, one colour choice 3 cards

I decided to use Blue Bayou CS with whisper white CS and some blue bayou print paper.

I chose garden Silhouette stamp set and wanted to make 3 cards using these.

This is what I made.....

what do you think ??

Bye for now


Friday, 29 August 2008

Tag xmas card

This one didnt turn out as intended, I wanted to make 3 layers of tag effect but my punches were not big enough and I only had 1 large sizzix scallop tag, I thought I had a set of there you go.I used the SU oval punch to fold over the top and attached a brad.I used a the dot stamp from polka dots set for the top of this card.
I promise to *try* and use a different set over the weekend LOL....
Bye for now

Christmas tree again....

Sorry still used this christmas tree stamp...I do like it... :)
This time I used rose red, summer sun and garden green.Rose red DP and happy thoughts set for the inside of the scallop circle.
I inked the stamp with the same coloured markers. This card will be for my friend who likes *other* colours for christmas !!
I used the SU crosshatch stamp for the top part of the card. I like using these background stamps as they just give a little *bit* of something to an otherwise plain card.
Bye for now

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

More Christmas Cards.....

Are you bored yet ??? of all these christmas cards....another 10 done and marked off the list....these cards use SU sidekick sayings stamp.

I used real Red, Old Olive,River Rock and very Vanilla CS and dashing DP.
Hmmm what set shall I use next ???
Bye for now

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Dear Friend card

I thought I would make a quick card to see how easy it was to use the nestie dies as I had stored them.....easy peasy card and easy to get dies !!
I made holes along the bottom intending to have 3 black brads in both places but I punched them too close together and 3 just didnt fit I left the middle one blank as I couldnt think of anything else to do with it ??????
anyone have any ideas ????
Bye for now

My nestability storage

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to sort out my nestability dies into some sort of order.I did have them in a CD thin box but everytime I opened it they fell out LOL.
I used a piece of MDF 3mm so that it would slide down by my SU stamp storage unit.I attached 4 strips of self adhesive magnetic tape and voila all done and SO much better. I just pull out the MDF when I want to use s die and off we go.Hopefully I can now use them a lot more :)
Bye for now

Friday, 22 August 2008

Another christmas card stack

Hi Everyone,
Well another 10 cards off the christmas list.
I used real red, old olive and choc chip...not your usual christmas colours but I quite like it :)
I used the large crosshatch background stamp in real red to give some texture to the main card.
I did a stay put knot in choc chip ( I am loving these ) then a column of old olive layered up with choc chip then the scallop toppers I had made earlier this month...I was going to use 3 but it was a bit much so I did 2 and then stamped very merry words in choc chip on old olive and punched out with an oval punch and voila....I made 10 so am getting through my christmas cards quite nicely.......
Bye for now
Janette x

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Friends BD card

This card also uses black !! old olive and ruby red.Another CB the dream SU set, scallop border punch black brads and black and white polka dot ribbon.
I popped up the flower heads on 3D foam pads.
These colours are perfect for my friend, they are not my favourite but I do have to say that I do like the card :)
Bye for now

Another Male BD card

This one is black, turq and whisper white.
I used the CB birthday folder and Just B stamp set.
I love the clean lines of this card
Bye for now

Masculine birthday card

Hi Everyone,
I made this card yesterday as I needed a male BD card.
The colours I used were black, choc chip and river rock.
The rushes were a stamp I have never used and the birthday words are SU sincere salutations.
The jumbo eyelets are from SU and I used the mosaic cuttlebug folder.
Bye for now

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Jenny's Saturday Sketch.

This is the sketch that Jenny posted yesterday...I thought I would have a play, the following 2 posts are what I made using this layout.
Have fun
Bye for now
Janette x

Another take on the sketch

This one uses Night of Navy and Bashful Blue

My take on Saturday Sketch

Jenny posted a sketch yesterday on her blog so I thought I would have a play.

I used Choc Chip and tempting turquoise.

Bye for now


Friday, 15 August 2008

Another Navy christmas card

Whilst the navy CS was out I thought I would make another card...another 2 made now off my list LOL....!!
I used a marvy 2" scallop punch, then SU scallop punch in whisper white, then the same in night of navy, then using the 1" SU circle punch I punched out one of the embossed snowflakes from the cuttlebug bacground...then used the rest layered on bashful blue.Again I used the navy ribbon I made earlier and a pale blue pearl brad.
The merry christmas words were inked in white and embossed with irridescant ice EP.
Bye for now

Forgotten Friday Polar Bear Card

Jenny is having A FORGOTTEN FRIDAY today where she pulls out a set she has *forgotten* and makes a card !!! I thought I would do the same.This is a very old SU stamp set but I just love this cute Polar Bear doing the splits whilst having his Latte !!!
I used Night of Navy and whisper white CS.Cuttlebugged the white layer with the new snow dots folder and added a touch of navy using a stipple brush. I didnt have the ribbon to match so I again I cut what I wanted and ran over the night of navy inkpad...brilliant !!
I colour his boots and scarf using night of navy from the lid of the ink pad and a brush.
Bye for now

Friendship card

Using the same colours I tried a different layout

still not sure.

I did make the ribbon to match Sage Shadow CS though....that was fun.

I cut the white grosgrain ribbon to length I wanted and then ran it across the inkpad voila...perfectly matched I must buy more white ribbon LOL

Bye for now


Happiness Card

I made this card as I wanted to use these colours together now I have I am not so sure I like the lavender colour...the others are Sage Shadow and Blush Blossom.
I used a Hero Arts word stamp and SU garden silhouette flower stamp.
Bye for now

Its a DOGS LIFE !!

This is how I found Leo after breakfast this morning....he has the right idea dont you think !!

Mind you at least the sun is shining today...not much of that this week while we have been off work !!
Out for lunch later so lets hope it lasts eh ??
Bye for now

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Merry Christmas !!

Woo hoo I got time to play today so I managed to put 10 together, so now I have 30 cards made only another 80 to go !!
Hope you like them
Bye for now
Janette x

Saturday, 9 August 2008

New SU shelf unit

This is my new was a 30" wide bookcase that we were going to give away but I had an idea and Tony helped to cut it up and make it into a 12" wide unit as that was all the space I had and voila here it is....
Quite full as you can see, I think I may have to sort out some of the *older* sets pre 2000 !! and sell those to make room for the new ones that I know I will want !!!
These are within arms reach of my desk and so much better than delving through the drawers under the desk....
Bye for now
Janette x

Getting closer to Christmas :)

Oooh some assembling got its getting closer....just need to decide how to make the cards to put these guys on.....OOPS just realised that the DP I wanted to use is very vanilla real read and old olive NOT whisper white.......
Hmm back to the drawing board...LOL...
Bye for now
Janette x

Christmas Project !

Hi Everyone,

Sorry if you tuned in to see the next stage last night :(
I was all prepared to do them but Tony said he would
cut up the wood I needed to make my SU stamp shelf
so that took over LOL.....

I will take a pic of that to share with you.....I love it
I can see ALL my SU stamp sets at a glance.

It was originally a 30" wide bookcase that we were going to give away
until I had this idea to take it apart cut the shelves smaller to 12" wide
and then re-assemble it....voila !! perfect for all sizes.....

I had to re-arrange my room again to accomodate it BUT it allowed me
to have another sort out and downsize Ebay here I come ...AGAIN...LOL

Next we are sorting the garage then the loft....busy busy busy weekend

Bye for now
Janette x

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Next Stage in project

This is the next stage, I coloured all the images last night, then today punched them out using SU 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" punches shown left of picture.
I then punched out the co-ordinating CS to match the markers ,I had used to colour in, in
Real Red,Night of Navy,Choc Chip,Old Olive and Brocade Blue.
Next stage is to assemble them all and then make the cards !!
Check back tomorrow to see how I got on !!
Bye for now
Janette x

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Tonight's Homework

Hi Everyone,

OK I have started my christmas cards :))
This is tonight's homework....penguins,reindeer and snowmen....colouring
Check back tomorrow to see the next stage in the project.....
Bye for now

Monday, 4 August 2008

OMG.....I have no car...LOL....!!!

Hi Everyone,

Simon my son ( 17 ) has just today passed his driving test...first time :)
He is so chuffed, so am I....but now for the time being I have no car :(

He pinched it as soon as he got back and went to Tesco to do the shopping for me !!!

I am so nervous...I just wish he would come home LOL.....

Oh well thats another milestone passed....

I have my dad staying for a while, which is very weird without mum :(
I have been a touch upset over many things...the last few days....hopefully
I will pull myself together soon and get back into card making
Bye for now
Janette x

Thursday, 31 July 2008

Natalie's blog candy win !!

This was the *mystery* blog candy that NATALIE won...
Peachy pink tall CS and envelopes, Cream C5 CS and envelopes.
Pack of papers in peachy pink and creams.
2 Bella stamps, lattebella and giftabella
and then some pearl brads in peaches and cream.

Tuesday, 29 July 2008


OK everyone....the winner of the blog candy was.......

NUMBER 40 !!!

That is NATALIE.....please send me your details and I will get this mystery blog candy out to you......once I know you have received it I can then post a pic on my blog !!

Thanks to everyone for celebrating in my blog's birthday with me....

Bye for now
Janette x

Monday, 28 July 2008

Another award !

Lucky me, thanks Carol for giving me this award...not seen this one before.

I have to link here so that Tammy can see all where all the awards have gone

Bye for now....dont forget the blog candy


Saturday, 26 July 2008

Birthday blog candy

Hi Everyone,

My blog candy post to add the comment a few posts down...I cannot seem to make it stay at the just scroll down the page to see the entry....leave a comment and good luck
I will be drawing on Monday...then I will post a pic of the prize...thanks

Friday, 25 July 2008

Another christmas in July card

This is another Z card using the same colours as before but a hero arts snowflake in the night of navy and bashful blue, the little snowman on the scalloped circle I think is from whipper snapper.
Taffeta blue ribbon and the new snoflakes dots embossing folder...gotta love them folders !!!

Making this card gave me an idea for some other diddy xmas this space.....hee hee

Have a nice weekend and dont forget to enter for the blog candy which I will draw on Monday

Bye for now


Christmas in July Z cards

This Z card uses, night of Navy and bashful blue cs, cuttlebug snowflakes folder, hero arts wavy snowflakes and let it snow border stamps,circle punches ans snowflake punch and crystal gem, also basful blue taffeta ribbon.I used the SU markers in navy and blue to colour the stamps.
Thanks for looking

18th Birthday Card for Niece

This is the card I made for my niece KIRSTY for her 18th birthday. I used bazzill CS, a wrapture template and a keepsake embossing board.
I punched out 18 flowers for the heart in the middle and added glitter glue to highlight them.
I used pearly paper inside and edged that with a fiskars border punch.
I edged the lilac corners with a corner adorner punch.
Bye for now

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Another Award !!

Thank-you Beryl for nominating me for this award :)
Its the only credit card I've got !!

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Happy Blog Birthday to me !!

Woo blog is a year old today !!
Initially I made one *Jayzone* on June 20th ( my BD ) 2007 but I got in such a pickle with it
and then couldnt remember the password couldnt re-set it that I had to make another one
hence this one was born on July 23rd 2007


Well another woo hoo, my counter made it over the 20,000 hits amazing in just a year
for a very simple blog....

Thanks to everyone for visiting and leaving comments :))

I am going to do a MYSTERY blog candy......

To enter all you have to do is write a post on your blog linking to mine,saying about the candy giveaway, asking people to come and leave a comment on my blog for a chance to win the mystery prize...

Simple rules for a simple blog...anyone WORLDWIDE can play......
I will draw a winner on Monday Morning 28th July

So come on ladies and gentlemen....roll up roll up.....and enter.....
Until then
Bye for now
Janette x

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

I won an award

Woo Hoo, thanks Rachel for nominating me :)

Pop over to Rachels blog and check it out.

I love the background to her blog.

1. Only 5 people allowed2. 4 have to be dedicated followers of your blog.3. One has to be new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the World4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award.

Ok so I award this to the following people

Bye for now


Monday, 21 July 2008

Nestability frame tutorial

Hi Everyone,

If you have been wondering what else you can do with the nesties pop over to
Jenny's blog. I asked her to do a tutorial for making a frame like on her
snowflake card and bless her she took loads of pics so I wouldnt make a mistake
so go take a look and then have a play.
She is also giving away daily blog candy this week as its a year since she started blogging so PLEASE go and look and play................
Bye for now
Janette x

Sunday, 20 July 2008

I also needed a get well card....boy I have been busy...July is one of THOSE months....LOL.....I still have an 18th card to make for my niece......This card is using pearly CS which I embossed the square in the middle, I then added a square of blue mirror CS then another blue layer with swirl image embossed in white.The flower and leaves are punched and I added lots of dots of liquid pearls....
Bye for now

Shrunk birthday

This card uses a hero arts stamp set.I stamped the image all over, then cut one out of navy CS and another in blue that I highlighted with glitter glue.
I wanted to add a shrunk flower I did...these are just so cute.There are words on the navy band but sadly they havent shown so well :(
Bye for now

Birthday scallop card

This card was made for my friends birthday.It uses pretty in pink and purely pomegranate cs and berry bliss DP.I pricked the corners on the base card.I made the scallop edge using the corner rounder with the guard taken off.I used the scallop punch and 2 circle punches and the happy birthday image was coloured using markers choc chip and rose red.
Bye for now