Friday, 29 February 2008

Tea Party

Hi Everyone in blogland.....

I just read this on a group I belong to and I just HAD to share ( thanks Judi )........

A Tea Party with Daddy

One day my mother was out and my dad was in charge of me and mybrother who is four years older than I am. I was maybe 3 and a half years oldand had just recovered from an accident in which my arm had been broken among other injuries.

Someone had given me a little 'tea set' as a get-well gift and it was one of my favorite toys.

Daddy was in the living room engrossed in the evening newsand my brother was playing nearby in the living room when I brought Daddy a little cup of 'tea', which was just water.
After several cups of tea and lots of praise for such yummy tea, my Mom came home.

Dad made her wait in the living room to watch me bring him a cup of tea, because it was 'just thecutest thing!!'

My Mom waited, and sure enough, here I come down the hall with a cup of tea for Daddy and she watches him drink it up, then she says to him,

'Did it ever occur to you that the only place that baby can reach to get water is the toilet??'...

Mothers know

Thanks for stopping by
Janette x

Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Friend envelope treat holder

I made another one whilst I had all the things out in my room....but used a different tag for the top....see further down posts for the other tag I used.
I am trying this year to make 2 of each card I make whilst I have all the items on my desk, either 2 the same or slight variations...
Thanks for stopping by
Janette x

Center piece

This is the center piece on the front of the envelope treat holder.

I used 2 1/2 marvy scallop punch and I added dots with choc chip marker from SU.
Then I used the SU scallop punch and punched 1 in choc chip and 1 in cameo coral...this one I then cut little slits inbetween each scallop so that the petals stood out a little, I layered these together.
Then I used the little folded flower that I had made and placed that on top.
I had already folded and mounted my flower before deciding what to do in the center....I tried a gem and a button but decided on a brad so I had to cut the wings off the back to lay it flat LOL....note to self try to decide next time BEFORE folding and sticking brad....hee hee
Thanks for stopping by
Janette x

Stamped flowers

Stamp out your chosen flowers, this flower is from the Doodle This stamp set from SU but magenta and hero arts do similar ones as do Hobby Art in the UK
I have used SU Cameo coral and Choc chip.
They would look great stamped on dark cs with white ink, you could then add some dots or colour in...

Cut them out !

Once you have stamped the flowers in your chosen colours then cut them out......Jenny makes a much better job of this than I do, I dont know how she does it SO neatly !!

Spiders !!

Once you have cut out your flower, then curl the edges over...either use the flat edge of scissors or a pencil or your fingers or the curved edge of your bone folder...choices choices....
They should look like this....oooh reminds me of spiders !!
I think we have all used flowers like this on our cards havent we...??
The next picture just takes that one step further...

Turn over and add a pop dot

Turn the flower over after you have curled the petals and add a pop-dot, ( remember if you want to add a brad do it NOW ) LOL...then gently fold over each petal and stick down to the pop dot....

Little flower folded ready for use.

These are the little flowers finished ready to be mounted.
They will add dimension to your projects.
They would also look great on darker carstock and you could add detail like Jenny does with a white gel pen.

A few ideas I wanted to try

This little envelope treat holder idea is just SO cute dont you think....I saw it on SCS and just had to have a go....
I wanted to do the scallop punch with cut edges, also I wanted to try the neat little flower folding trick that I had seen on a blog.
So as I was short of time I decided to combine them all together.
Its an envelope that has been sealed then using the SU large tag punch you slide up the edge of your envelope and punch out the shape you will be left with a tiny edge...snip it the same the other side and there you have it.
Then you decorate however your heart desires :)
Cream envelope sealed.
Choc chip and Cameo coral cs and ink
Scallop punch and tag punch from SU
Marvy scallop 2 1/2 punch
Doodle this stamp set from SU
Terrific tags set from SU
Choc chip ribbon from SU
Choc chip marker
Brads from papermania.
Once finished you can open out then envie and stuff with little lightweight treats, irridescant shreds, sachets of bath petals...whatever you want really.
Also you can use any shaped envie to make a holder to suit your requirements.
You could also use DP and make your own envie and then cut out.
How neat is that then !!
Thanks for stopping by
Janette x

Pac man edge distresser !!

This is the edge distresser tool that I was saying about a few posts ago....dont you think it looks like pac-man ??
This is a neat little tool that a friend in USA got for me cost $2
Bargain eh.....
Thanks for stopping by
Janette x

Poor Leo

Just an update to all those interested hee hee
Leo had to have a nasty cyst removed from his tummy yesterday....
Off to the vets he went quite happily.....I rang the vets lunchtime...all gone the op went well he woke up :) ( I hate anaesthetics )
He came home about 5pm yesterday and bless him he mumped and moaned and didnt know what to do with himself !!
He was wobbly on his back legs and tail between legs looked most bewildered.....bless...
He has 3 stitches that have to be removed next weel and a dressing that has to stay till friday...
The vet said keep him quiet....HA ... he is a border terrorist after chance....
They said he would be quiet and subdued.....they dont know Leo.....

Anyhow this morning he is still uncomfy with it and wont let me go anywhere without him....he is following me all I gave up and decided to sit with him until he fell asleep....I read loads of my book :)

Once asleep I sneaked away from him to make a few things which will be in next posts
Thanks for stopping by
Janette x

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Birthday card

This is the card I made for my sons girlfriend.
Her birthday is tomorrow she will be 17 !!
Guess what she likes to do...
Hope she likes it.
I used SU basic grey cs and ink and so saffron cs and ink.
The stamp is from bella I dont actually own the stamp but a friend sent me the image (thanks Mel ).The word stamps I made using snap stamps the happy birthday circle is from SU as is the flower inside it positioned with my stamp-a-ma-jig.The pearls are from papermania and the punches 2 sizes of ovals and circles are by SU
Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, 24 February 2008

Friendship Blooms

I received some new stamps Friday so decided to mount them and have a play :)
This set is called friendship blooms and its from SU...the card did not end up how I imagined when I started LOL
I used basic grey and soft sky ink and cs and grey taffeta ribbon and have you noticed how the ribbon is.....have you...and how neat it is....YEAH......I tied a JENNY knot LOL.....I sat and played yesterday until I worked out where I was going wrong and it was to do with left over right and under or was that over LOL....that was where I went wrong hee hee...... worked :)
I distressed the edge of the white layer with this neat tool that looks just like pac-man...I'll have to take a pic....then I pricked around the white layer too....using the mat pack from SU
The pearl brad in the center is from a set by papermania and it matches the soft sky perfectly...
Thanks for stopping by...
Janette x

Thursday, 21 February 2008

Another Happy Harmony card

Whilst I had the CS and inks out from making previuos card I thought I would make another.
This time I cuttlebugged the white layer with swirl folder and then swiped the perfect plum ink pad over it, the raised embossing picks up the ink looks great using dark CS and a white ink pad...try it.... have fun....experiment !!
Thanks for stopping by
Janette x

Z- Fold Happy Harmony

I decided to have a go at a Z-fold card.

These are really easy to make and very effective as a
*different* card.
I cut a piece of A4 in half lengthways and folded in half.
Fold back the front of the cardand there you have it Z-fold.
Perfect plum CS and ink
Sage Shadow CS and ink
Whisper white CS
Stamps.....Happy Harmony and Sanded background
Punches... 1 3/8" circle, 1 1/4" circle and 1" circle
I pricked a circle from the priceless brass stencil then punched with the 1 1/4" circle.
This circle topper is used to keep the card shut by popping a dimensional ( POP dot ) on one half only on the back of the circle.
Thanks for stopping by
Janette x

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Dry embossing by HAND !!

This card I found to take to craft club we had to make a dry embossed card...well I already had this one done....BUT in the end I didnt go to club !!

So I thought I would share here anyways.
The daisy heads on front and the insert paper were from a CD from Carols studio
she does fantastic designs....
Click on the photos to see more clearly, the stencil used was a Marianne design.....I dont think I could do all that embossing again...LOL....I may have to sell all those brass stencils I have....EBay here I come
Thanks for stopping by
Janette x

Cuttlebug again

Was playing again with the distressed stripes background

....I really like this one.

I wanted to do a *Jenny* knot with ends but I really cannot master might be that my fingers are not fully functioning yet but....I was getting really cross with the ribbon !! so I just knotted it without ends LOL

I used rose red and pretty in in pink ink and cs and the polka dots set again....the words were from so many sayings and I used the word window punch...I also used my new copic glitter pen to add highlights to the flower...

Thanks for stopping by

Janette x

Tuesday, 19 February 2008


This card uses the paisley cuttlebug background

embossing folder.

I have used choc chip and cameo coral CS and inks

The brads are papermania glitter ones that match cameo coral and groovy guava CS very well I think

Thanks for stopping by

Janette x

New Cuttlebug Folder

I have been playing today with one of my new cuttlebug embossing folders :)
Click on the picture to see the embossing in better detail.
This is the distressed stripes.
Colours used in ink and cs are :-
Taken with teal
Rose red
So saffron
Certainly celery and pretty in pink and of course whisper white
The paper is polka dots and paisleys and those are some of the colours that blend with this paper.
I used happy thoughts circle word stamp and the open flower from polka dots set and the brads are from the soft subtle collection.The best wishes stamp is from short and sweet set.
Thanks for stopping by
Janette x


Thanks Jenny for giving me this E for excellent award.....I would give it right back to you but you have it already so I will give it to you for being an
EXCELLENT friend :)
Looking forward to many more EXCELLENT years of friendship fun and sharing....
Janette x

Sunday, 17 February 2008

I can see the light !!!

Hi Everyone,

Just thought I would share with you all my new light.....well I cant show you it LOL...but my son in law is an electrician and I bought a flourescant light holder and daylight simulation bulb and
WOW, it was like someone switched the light on !!!

It is so much whiter and brighter and even now at 9pm the colours are just SO bright and everything is easy to see and it is just BRILLIANT......

I am going to make a card tomorrow and take a pic late at night to see the difference....
Love it...
Thanks for stopping by
Janette x

Leo meets Sid

Jenny brought Sid over to meet Leo on Saturday and they had a whale of a time......Leo had many many *zoomies* totally showing off.
Little Sid wasnt sure what to make of my crazy dog at first, then he started to play jumping sideways...and making little puppy noises....they were so sweet together...
Cant wait to see him again
I just love these LBD.....
Thanks for stopping by....
Janette x

Thursday, 14 February 2008

More valentines

The addicted ladies met today for stamping and chatting and as it was Valentines day.....
Jenny had made a table decoration filled with choccie caramel hearts you can see that
here, Mary had bought us all a rose, and Sharon had made us all a box/bag tied with ribbon with handmade GORGEOUS peppermint choc covered heart shaped sweeties inside......
I made the lolly holders pictured in the last 2 posts.

We also made 2 cards which I will snap tomorrow and post so do pop back..

Thanks for stopping by...
Janette x

This is what the inside looks like, on the blog I saw it on they had used the hard boiled type of lolly but I couldnt find anything like that so I had to change the measurements to fit this type.

Thanks for stopping by.......

Janette x

Today's Creations

This is what I made for my girlie friends to celebrate valentine's day.
Its a lollipop holder, a CHOCOLATE lolly holder !!

Friday, 8 February 2008

Addicted Ladies card # 3

This was my card for the meeting yesterday.
We had lots of fun, its great to stamp with like minded
Thanks for stopping by...
Janette x

Addicted Ladies card # 2

This was Marys card for our meeting yesterday...

Addicted ladies cards

This card was Sharons for our meeting yesterday....oops my ribbon is slipping.....

Thursday, 7 February 2008

Thursday at Jenny's

The addicted ladies made cards !!!! we are finally getting back in the swing of things.
Jenny showed us how to do the scalloped circle using the corner rounder that she has on her card here she also showed us how to tie a tidy knot....

I had lots of cuddles with Sid, he is much more confident now, going outside on his own, in and out of his basket and generally being very good and OH that sweet puppy breath...I love it

I will take a pic of the cards that we made and upload them sure to check back later and see them :)
Thanks for stopping by...
Janette x

Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Leo before and after his hand strip

What do you think ???
Thanks for stopping by...
Janette x

Anniversary Card

This card was made ( 11 of them !! ) for a swap on a Yahoo group that I belong to.
It was an ALL OCCASION swap, there were 10 different occasions listed and each player chose 1 occasion to make 11 cards all the send to the hostess ( she keeps 1 for hosting ) and she takes one of each of the occasions cards from each player that joined in and sends 10 back to you.
So I sent in 11 Anniversary cards and will get back 10 different occasion cards which I will show you when I receive them.....
Its a great way to see other peoples takes on occasion cards.....and they come from all over the world.....
Thanks for stopping by...
Janette x

Bella kickstand card

The picture to the top is the card folded and the one to the bottom is how it stands the kickstand on a bike. Mary made one of these at one of our "Addicted Ladies" get togethers and I have been wanting to do one eversince and now I have !!
I used the huggybella stamp and Choc chip and Soft sky from SU
Thanks for stopping by.....
Janette x

Leo waiting for the postie !

This was leo this morning waiting for the postman.He can sense
the postie about 5 mins before he actually arrives....weird...
He loves this position as he can see out the front window...and can see the front door if the lounge door is open.....
He looks like his hair is standing up on his back ( hackles raised )
well it isnt that, he needs a hand strip of his old coat....being done this pm.
I will try and get him to pose after the strip so you can see how neat it makes him look....
Janette x

Snuggle Leo

My Leo loves to snuggle...he especially likes the fleece throw on the settee where I sit !!
This was how I found him the other night when I came downstairs after my bath !!
Now I know why they say "It's a dogs life" !!
Janette x

Sunday, 3 February 2008

The Cover of the Addicted Ladies Calender 2008

This is the cover I made for the Addicted Ladies 2008 Calender.
We always have such fun making these calenders and the 2009 calender should be no this space and I will upload the pages as and when available.....
Janette x

January Page

This is the January page of the addicted ladies calender

February Page

This is the February page of the addicted ladies calender

March page

This is the March page of the addicted ladies calender

April page

This is the April page of the addicted ladies calender

May page

This is the May page of the addicted ladies calender

June page

This is the June page of the addicted ladies calender

July Page

This is the July page of the addicted ladies calender

August Page

This is the august page of the addicted ladies calender

September Page

This is the September page of the addicted ladies calender

October Page

This is the October page of the addicted ladies calender

November page

This is November 2008 page of the addicted ladies calender

December page

This is December 2008 of the addicted ladies calender.