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

Another bag with header.

This bag is made the same way as the previous one.This time it has a header as the gift to go inside was taller.The side view shows that the header is stuck to the backside of the card.The fron is held in place using a velcro sticky dot.

Bye for now


Bold birthday cards

These are the cards that were made also at the class.Using same colours as bag as well as choc chip.

The little diddy card is just so cute.....and the z cards are always a fave.

Bye for now


Bold Birthday Class

This is the bag that we made at the SU bold birthday class using pretty in pink and close to cocoa.Its made out one sheet with no cutting !!

The ribbon is stuck to the back and goes right around the front to hold the bag together.

If you put your gift in some cellophane that you stamped with stazon....what a lovely gift bag.

Bye for now


Sunday, 13 July 2008

More Candy

Good job we all have a sweet tooth eh !!!
Maria is offering an amazing assortment of goodies for a blog candy....
pop over and have a look

Saturday, 12 July 2008

I won an award :)

Thanks Melanie for awarding me this especially when there are many many blogs out there.
Ok the rules for this award are
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links to these blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs you have nominated
I will check out some blogs and nominate my 7

Friday, 11 July 2008

Priceless Butterfly

This card was made with Priceless stamp set.
Choc chip and close to cocoa and preety in pink CS. Close to cocoa DP.
Pink ribbon and brads
I wanted to put some words somewhere
but dont know what or where ??
Any ideas ??
Bye for now

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

More candy !!

Dont you love candy ????
Spiral whisper here are giving away.
Pop over and have a look.
Bye for now Janette

My arms ache from EBay....

Well 5p listing day is not to be missed so I had a major clearout and have 153 !!! items listed.
Stamps, card and paper, sizzix little sizzles pads, sizzix embossing folders, double sided thin sticky tape, xyron tape runner refills,glitter glue, appliglue,liquid pearls, marvy markers,border and corner punches clothes, etc. Paper and CS and inkpad and marker pen all matching in variuos colours from company called DOTS (Dozens of terrific stamps) now called CTMH Close to my heart its a USA company like Stampin Up but not available here in the UK so they have to go LOL......I want SU stuff from now on.....hee hee....
If you want to peak click here it should take you to the page where they are all listed.
It took me list them all and I was still going right up to midnight to make the most of it...hee hee what am I like.......crazy is what Tony would say.....but I love my hobby right !!!

My room feels SO much more spacious now that they have been removed LOL.....MANY of the stamps infact I think ALL of the clear unmounted sets are BRAND SPANKING NEW....its criminal really but now that I have made the decision to REALLY REALLY get sorted I feel so much better.

I will be able to be much better organised and of course I will take pictures and make a new slide show for you all to see :)

Bye for now

Daisy Day

I set myself a challenge this week...I wanted to make a card using each of the presents I got for my birthday from my friends ( The Addicted Ladies )......LOL
Sharon got me Stem Sayings from SU so this is the card using that set.I also used Pick a petal.
Choc chip and pretty in pink CS.Pricking tool and mat and CB swiss dots.
I kinda think it needs another petal or so...what do you think....honestly ???
Bye for now

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Items made at first SU class

I attended my first SU class last week, Jenny was the demonstrator, her blog is listed on the left,we had a ball it was great. This is what we made. 4 diddy 3 x 3 cards I love thes have a go if you havent before they are addictive !!
The set used was Perfect Presents available in the UK SU catalogue, very versatile set.Dashing designer paper and red and green CS.We made the box with a circular opening and acetate which is great so you can see inside to the cards this would also make a great box for putting a gift inside amongst some shredded paper....we also made an envelope to fit the diddy cards.
Looking forward to the next class next week....will of course share pics of what we make :)
Bye for now

Fun Fold card

Not sure what this is called but I saw it on a blog somewhere on the net, the first picture is what it looks like after being folded and stood up.The other picture is what it looks like after the folds have been scored and paper attached..LOL....

I think next time I would use coloured card as it would show up better but I wanted to use white for my first go as I dont mind wasting this 12 x 12 CS as I have loads LOL....

Bye for now

Monday, 7 July 2008

Prima Flower Storage

This is how I store my prima and other similar type flowers.

I use the plastic storage 50p boxes at the back and then the A5 box opened at the front.

I can see as soon as I open the drawer and it makes it easier to choose which flower to use.
However despite ALL the flowers I have I never seem to have one in *just* the right colour....know what I mean ????????
Bye for now

Bella Friendship card

This card is made using SU basic grey and rose red CS and ink.
I cuttlebugged a portion pf the card with the swiss dots CBN folder.
I used my nesties to do the 2 circles.
Note to self......I *NEED* the oval nesties :)
I used SU friendship word across the top in basic grey ink.
Bye for now

Bella cards

I needed to make some Bella cards today for a swap that I am involved in.

I wanted to use my nestability dies to, so I dusted them off and opened up the packages...YES they have been sat there on my shelf for about 3 months unopened ( horror )
I chose the die to fit around my bella and went from there.I cut some off the right side of the card after I had cuttlebugged it with swiss dots.
The felt flowers were from SU and just happened to be the colour I was working with....Rose red and pretty in pink...I used the SU markers to colour her in.
The word saying is from a USA company DOTS now I think it is CTMH and is years old.....
Bye for now

Summer Fun card

I had to make 2 cards for a *Summer Fun* card swap on an internet group that I belong to.

This is what I came up with....what do you think.
I used SU apricot appeal and brilliant blue ink and CS and the stamps are hero arts.
Bye for now

I have NAILS !!

My nails have grown over the past 3 weeks and badly needed some TLC so I treated myself to a manicure and french polish and voila...I love typing now with these tips showing.
Note to self.....try to keep these nails nice.
Bye for now

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

More blog candy

Hi Everyone,

Fiona has some great blog candy.
Please visit here page to be in with a chance

My first SU class

Hi everyone,

I went to a BRILLIANT stamping class today run by Jenny whose blog is on the right
Jenny is a Stampin Up demo and is an amazing stamper and awesome friend.

We had a great time, learnt loads, made 4 diddy cards and a box to hold them.
I have taken pics but blogger wont let me upload them :( so I promise to share what I made
when I can

I have decided that I need 24 DAYS in every HOUR and not the other way around LOL

Bye for now

I've been tagged

Ok I have been tagged by Carol from
so here goes....


getting excited about learning a new hobby that was going to save me loads of money
because I would never have to buy another bought card again LOL......


Join the sisterhood-completed
Take Simon driving-completed
Eat chocolate-completed
Do monthly bills-completed
Sort stamps to sell-getting there.....




Take all my family on holiday together
Buy a stamping retreat and take ALL my stamping friends there
Work voluntarily and not start until 10 am !


Germany,London,Wales and now England

Thanks for tagging me

Sisterhood of bloggers 20

OMG what have I done......gone and joined a sisterhood thats what !!!

I'm Janette aged 46 ( just )....I have been stamping for about 10 years now and have met
some wonderful people worldwide through this fantastic hobby.
My other half is Tony who is a printer, my son Simon is 17 learning to drive ( ARGGH !! )
doing A levels before university and my lovely doggie is Leo who will be 5 in September...he is a border terrier ( terrorist ).....that is my family.

I am lucky to have the third bedroom in the house as my craft room because Tony got fed up of eating his tea off his lap LOL....

My hobby started off in a shoe box and grew and grew and grew !!!

I am a Neo-natal nurse and have been for 22 years a job which I love.

I want to do a scrapbook for Simon abd have been collecting items for it for the last 8 I better get a move on hadnt I !!!

Looking forward to getting to know the other *sisters*
Bye for now
Janette ( SBS 20 )