Sunday, 27 December 2009

Sharons tin

Another tin

This was Marys tin......

Presents for the girls......

I wanted to MAKE something for the *girls* presents this I have all this lovely lovely craft stuff and I wanted to make use of it instead of buying and hoarding LOL !!! I feel a new years resolution coming on !!
I bought the silver empty tins from a friend and then set about covering them as per her tutorial using SU papers and stamps....also punches.... I made a divider for inside to separate the goodies that I also made.....they had a rudolph cover that had 3 toffifee chocs inside, a candle tart lollipop a bookmark and a little pounch with hot choccie, marshmallows and a candy cane stirring stick......
I had fun making these and I had to do them all differently as I didnt have enough of 1 type of DSP to do them all the same......

Bye for now

The card

This is the card I made for my bestest craft buddies.....Jenny, Mary and Sharon.......
I have uploaded several views of the cards, they were fun to make and are called step cards.
I used lots of my goodies to make the card all supplies are SU except the nestie and the cuttlebug folder.
Bye for now
Janette x

Cards I Made for * The Girls*

Decorated tree

Monday, 14 December 2009

Day 12 Christmas Card

This card used a PB cute !! The rest of the supplies are SU.....well thats my 12 days of christmas completed !!
If I make anymore just for fun I will post them as and when. All my cards are done and posted just my work friends to give out next week.......
Bye for now

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Day 11 Christmas Card

Another design carried over from last year...non SU
Back tomorrow with day 12 and last one unless I make anymore.. LOL
Bye for now

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Day 10 Christmas Card

This card was actually one I made last year but liked so much that I made again this year.Its all SU card ink and stamps and the paper are your christmas cards coming along....
Back tomorrow with day 11
Bye for now

Friday, 11 December 2009

Day 9 Christmas Card

This card was old olive, real red, garden green and white also the same inks.Thats the great thing with SU all the colours blend and the ink matches the CS matches the ribbon so no more thinking which pink is the best match to this paper or card LOVE IT !!!!
I am not sure how I managed to cut the trees out without cutting off the trunks though as I am not that good with scissors.... LOL
The cuttlebug folder was called snow I got it from Ebay.
Back tomorrow with day 10
Bye for now
Janette x

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Day 8 Christmas Card

This cheeky little chappie is from a hostess set of SU. I used real red and green cs not SU !!
The words are from a set called heard from the heart...I love this set some great greeting in it.
I used the circle punches from SU and also the scallop circle...gotta love their punches, so easy to use and great to store....
The background stamp is called crosshatch also SU.....infact I have had such a good sort out back in September October time that probably 80% of the craft stuff in my room is now SU and thats the way I want to no more other stamp shopping for me... !!
Back tomorrow with day 9
Bye for now
Janette x

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Day 7 Christmas Card

This card uses pacific point cs and ink and ribbon and whisper white cs, tree trimmings stamp set and a greeting from a set whose name escapes me LOL !!.SU oval punches and a cuttlebug ornament folder another card that was easy to put together. I did some where I stamped another ornament and cut out and popped up on top of the others but they cost more to post so they were hand delivered....
Back tomorrow with day 8......
Bye for now
Janette x

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Christmas trees

The first picture is of the metal tree that my friend got for me to hang baubles on.....
The next pictures are of *my* tree above is the tree out of the box and below is it lit, it has 400 LED lights on it and it looks FAB in the dark :)

The above picture shows the net light curtain on too and if you look close outside it is pouring down with rain !!!
Bye for now
Janette x

Day 6 Christmas Card

This was another christmas card that was very quick and easy to produce 10 of !!
It uses wild wasabi ink and card and ribbon dont you just love how everything blends so beautifully together.I didnt have lovely as a tree stamp set so used a different stamp to get a similar effect.....gotta love the nestie dies I used them this year inside my cards too !!
Will try and do the tree pics soon.....
Back tomorrow with day 7 card
Bye for now

Monday, 7 December 2009

My christmas tree adventure !!!

Well the time is near for putting up the decorations and tree etc we had NO plans for getting anything new this year.....BUT....I bought a silver metal *tree* type thing for hanging baubles on that I had seen at a friends house, she had baubles on hers that she had theres an idea I thought...but no time to make my own so I went to The Range to get some baubles to hang on it and even joked that maybe we could use that as our tree this year !!!

Anyhow in The Range they had this GORGEOUS, and I mean GORGEOUS was 6@ black and pre-lit with LED lights....OMG I fell in love with it right there and to prepare Tony to think that it was his idea to get a new tree...would take come careful planning......

So I am sat there and just dropped into conversation about when we would put up the tree and Tony says....shall we get a new one, as the old fibreoptic one was looking a bit tired last year.....well ME I dont need asking twice but not wanting to seem too keen...I ummmed and ahhhhed a bit and then said well I did see this GORGEOUS one at The Range but it was expensive.....he said how much and I said guess ???? and blow me he guessed the right amount so I made a fuss of how clever he was with that type of guessing thing LOL....and the upshot was we went to The Range on Friday evening just gone....and he liked it very very much but the lights were static not twinkling as we have always previously I said lets take a look in a few other places incase there is something better/cheaper or one that off we go and this was 7PM Friday night.....anyway we found another 6' black tree that was cheaper and twinkled lights took it homw put it up and you could see why it was cheaper....and Tony said you dont like it do you.....:( no I dont so he said he would take it back and refund and go get the one from The Range.....he was there at 08.45 and to cut another long story short it had gone :((((

I couldnt believe I found numbers for othe shops and rang around...very popular madam so no, no no was the answer.....apart from Southampton and they would only reserve that day....and I was on a long day working so couldnt go and Tony wouldnt :(

So I got him to ring back and explain about me working and where it was playing on the sympathy vote anyway they said they would hold and Tony said I would pick up before 1pm we put the postcode in the sat nav and off I went 9.30 am Sunday am to southampton to get this tree.......

Well I got there in good time 5 mins after the shop opened and they had the ticket with my name on......they sent someone to get it and I paid for it.....well 15 mins !!! later the guy came back and said ummm slight problem the tree is in the reserve cupboard BUT the key is missing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I couldnt believe it I said there must be a none to be found. The manager that had the key was not in until 12 midday.....bummer I didnt want to hang round that long.....I asked if they could ring him and get hin to come in as I had travelled from Poole.....they rang him but NO he wouldnt come in and he said that there WAS another spare off they went looking for this key.....20 mins later they came back NO key so I said PLEASE ring the manager again and explain and beg him to come in LOL.....anyhow again he said I asked if I could have the display model at a discount...they said if they did that there was no box and it would be sold as seen and not returnable.....and he said that they cant reduce an item when there is still one in not really an option......but I said can you ask anyway as I had come up from Poole etc etc off he went to ask the deputy manager and he asked why I wanted a discount and he explained about the cupboard and the key and the deputy manager said and I quote " you should have asked me first or put out a call as I have the other key "....well I could have stamped my feet there and then....I had been there for over an hour while they farted about trying to sort it....I mean to say...wouldnt you have thought they would have checked with the deputy manager !!!!!!!!!

So I got my tree.....and it is GORGEOUS I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT..........I will take a pic tomorrow and show you all so you can share with me......when I got it home Tony went to assemble it and it was in 3 sections all pre-lit....he put the middle section in the bottom and then tried to put the bottom into the middle and it wouldnt work and it took a while to figure out why.....then when I realised what he had done we sorted it...plugged in the one plug and the lights didnt work....well I got up and kicked the box...then Tony kicked the box...I could have then he tried the connection in the other way and VOILA....we had light.....what a palava.....

Anyhow I then thought while up here I will go to hedge end...and I got my dressing gown that I had been wanting and a cardigan from M&S and a coat from Sainsburys that I had been after here in Poole but to no avail...... and my friend Tracey lives 10 mins from hedge end so I thought I could personally deliver her card......sadly she wasnt it :(.... she was in Hamworthy where I live visiting friends LOL........

I text her on my return and my text said " I was in The Range shaking up a tree "...that conjured up allsorts of images in her head and in mine when she text me back what I had sent...LOL>.. predictive text without wearing glasses is such should have been *picking* up a tree.....

So all in all it turned out ok.....but what a least this tree will last
us forever......( I HOPE )
Sorry for so long a post......
Bye for now
Janette who loves her new tree....

Day 5 Christmas Card

This was one of my fave cards to make this year.It was choc chip, very vanilla, old olive and real red CS.I used some merry moments dsp, modern label punch, nesties and a real red brad.
I love this dasher reindeer.
Back tomorrow with day 6 !!
Bye for now

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Day 4 Christmas Card

This card uses soft sky and basic black and whisper white CS.The cuttlebug layer is snow dots.I used the SU tag punches large in black and the small punched out the snowman image that was stamped in soft sky.The snowflakes are cuttlebug dies and a glitter dot is in the center...back tomorrow with card number 5 !!!
Bye for now
Janette x

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Day 3 Christmas Card

This card is using taken with teal and sahara sand and a strip of designer paper.The ribbon is the SU whisper white satin...its really nice ......back tomorrow with day 4 Bye for now

Friday, 4 December 2009

Day 2 christmas card

This card again uses real red card and whisper white...clean and crisp. A floral embossing folder with touches of red glitter.An ornament stamped in red cut out and hung with silver cord, very mery stamped in real red too......back tomorrow with day 3...

Thursday, 3 December 2009

12 days of christmas

Well I am only 2 days late in getting this started....bit of a laugh really as my 120 xmas cards were all done and finished ages ago !!! I decided to choose 12 designs and make 10 of each...I am not a great lover of making cards the same but it make it easy when you have so many to do.

I just had not got round to putting them on the PC ready to upload....

My idea was to post 1 card a day for 12 days startig 1st December laid plans and all that...hee hee
Right then....this card uses real red and whisper white cuttlebug snowflake folder and the word stamp celebrate which you cannot see so well....The snowflakes are felt flurries and a clear rhinestone brad in the center...
Back tomorrow with card number 2
Bye for now
Janette x

Friday, 27 November 2009

25 Years !!

Who would have thought it eh ????
25 years in Poole Hospital OMG.....I didnt ever think I would have been here that long but now know I couldnt imagine working anywhere else...nor would I want to...I love my job, have done from the first day as a student on NICU I *knew* that was where I wanted to be....
This is a picture of me receiving my award and a picture of the beautiful crystal fruit bowl...I am glad it wasnt the decanter as I dont drink LOL....

We had a lovely lunch laid on as well so all was good !!

Bye for now



Thursday, 26 November 2009

Card Candy

I joined a swap on an internet group where you make either a card or a 3D item.

I knew what I wanted to make as I had fallen in love with the card candy that the UK SU girls did for their convention......

I loved the Trendy Trees set that my good friend jenny made so I decided to base mine on hers....imitation is the sincerest form of flattery they say.....
I used lots of SU punches...gotta love them.... and the colours were dictated by the DSP...Old Olive, Really Rust and Sahara Sand.......
Now the girls that receive them just have to pop them off the acetate they are stuck to and voila !!! toppers to go on your cards or tags......
Thanks Jenny for the idea and loan of the stamps as they are on my wish list for next months stampers 6 :))
Bye for now
Janette x

Friday, 20 November 2009

Soft Summer birthday card

This is a card I made for a friend's birthday at dorset stampers.
I then realised that her birthdya is today !! OOPS sorry Val t will go in the post tonight....sorry
Hope you have had or are having a good day anyways...

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Blog Candy on offer

Hi Everyone,

Joanne at mainly flowers has some *yummy* blog candy up for offer...

Please click to enter and be in with a chance
of winning.
Have a good day
Janette x

Wednesday, 14 October 2009


This is the halloween card I made for a swap on an internet group I belong to.

Its a step card and they are fun easy and super quick to make.
The house is a die cut which I then ran through the web cuttlebug folder.
The ghosts are also die cuts which went through the divine swirls.
The pumpkin I cut out using fun foam just to give a bit of dimension.
I think something is needed either side of the pumpkin but I dont know what ??
Bye for now
Janette x

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Monday, 21 September 2009


Has anyone ever cooked a roast dinner but FORGOTTEN to actually cook the roast ????

I did that yesterday.....prepared it all chicken and bacon, potatoes and lots of veg, yorkshires
the whole caboodle.....

3 mins before being ready Tony asked " this may be a silly question BUT where is the main course" ?????

OOPS and double OOPS....guess what we are having for tea tonight ?

Janette x

Friday, 11 September 2009

Missing in action

Hi Everyone,

Well not so much missing in action just missing really......

Never enough hours in the day to do all you want to is there ??

I needed to make a thinking of you card for a friend as his wife has sadly died.
I used river rock cs and ink and very vanilla.Made an oval template and sponged river rock ink into this. I then used close to cocoa ink to stamp the fern images.Inside the oval I used the second impression and then first impression on the right side.
I used the word windo punch to punch the words out and then the modern label punch to layer it onto.
I am making good headway into my christmas cards.
I decided this year to choose 10 designs and make 10 of each of them.
I will show them here when finished.
I aim to have them done by end of september, am up to 40 so far so heres hoping !!!
Bye for now
Janette x

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

No 3 candy

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Thanks Emma

Saturday, 1 August 2009

More blog candy

Woo hoo....due to bad weather I have been blog hopping and found this awesome blog candy too.
Click here for the chance to win, you just have to easy is that.

While you are there spend a few hours !!! browsing the blog....its really COOL.....

Friday, 31 July 2009

Candy blog hop

Hi Everyone,

Nearly the start of my 24 days off !!!!!! I have so much to do in that time its untrue just hope the weather holds.....

Stephanie link in the list on the right side...she has some amazing blog candy...go look
Janette x

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Its my birthday !!!

Another year gone by....all too quickly......
I have been so so busy in the house since christmas....sorting my craft room, decorating
our bedroom, then the garden etc etc etc.....

I am hoping to get back into blogging and crafting more soon.....
Off out today to the quay for some shopping and lunching and more shopping :))
Catch you later
Janette x

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Excellent blog candy available

Hi Everyone,

Wonderful blog candy available here its a new challenge blog opening next monday and they have 2 yes TWO lots up for grabs.
Go check it wont be disappointed.
Janette x

Monday, 18 May 2009

1 year on.....

Hi Everyone,

My lovely mum passed away one year ago today.........I cant quite believe where this last year has gone.........

No longer in my life but forever in my heart....RIP
This is my fave picture of my mum and dad together :)

Love you mum, always x

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Nestie Frames

These frames were cut out with the nestabilities.....arent they cute ??
I think I need a magnetic placement mat to hold them in place as they did slip a bit.
I used the scallop circle and inverted circle.....I am going to try other sizes.....
Just thought I would share with you all...
Janette x

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Pink and Lilac

This card was made for our stamp club where the card of the month was using pink and lilac....
The paper was from Carol Anns studio and is printed on pearly paper..I used nesties and SU stamps....I decorated the inside too...seems to be the thing to do on all these blogs I keep visiting.....

Top Note handbag

CUTE or looks so lovely and great for adding your own little gifty inside...

I crocheted a flower....

.....that I can actually use !!

1 out of the 4 I did.....hee hee

I saw this card on a blog back in April sometime and thats what got me wanting to make one....well a month later I have finally done it LOL...what do you think...should I keep making them ???

Crochet Flowers

Hi Everyone,

Been uber busy lately ( again !!! ) ....decorating our bedroom this Tony wants to do the hall stairs and landing and then its Simon's room.....shhhhh as a surprise for him....whilst he is on hols next month after his A levels.... !!!!

That will take care of all upstairs....

Anyhow back to the title......have you seen the crochet flowers that are *blooming* on peoples cards lately ???? have you.......

Stampin Up in USA have these little crochet fleurettes.....they are to die so cute.....and I used to make these years off I went in search of my hook case....found it up the loft...sat there all ready to go.....couldnt remember how to start....1 hook or 2 ????????

What a laugh.....anyway like all things practise makes I'll keep trying....anyone any tips...???? I remember when my mum taught me she said I crochet real awkward I kinda did my own thing..except that I canot remember what that thing was hee hee !!!!!!!

Will post some at some point...
Janette x

Blog Candy Alert

Hi Everyone,

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Its Tony's birthday today so we are off out shortly.......
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Monday, 6 April 2009

Easter Bunnies

I made these bunny baggies for my buddies :)
The bunnies are made from punches and the baggies contain an oval scalloped nestie filled with mini eggs...yummy !!
Bye for now

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Missing in action

Thats how I feel at the moment....LOL.....if never rains what it pours.....we have had no heat or water a few weeks back and it took ages to sort it out......

We had a chemical flush done on the system.....that took all day and there were pipes everywhere and a big machine and the MUCK that came out was awful it was like thick black tar.....quite fascinating to watch it all mind.....This is what took over my whole landing for the day...!!
Once done we had heat and we have developed a leak in the imersion tank in the airing cupboard....thats going into the header tank in the loft and dripping outside the now the tank has to be replaced !!!
Then later this year we have to have a new all my time has been taken up with sorting this out...and doing our bedroom...which we started before all this happened....otherwise we would have left it BUT now its started we have to see it it seems the whole house is affected as bits are moved here and there.....oh boy it will be nice when finished but what a hassle....
Bye for now
Janette x

Birdie BD card

This is a card I made for my friends 50th birthday.
I used choc chip, certainly celery and more mustard.
I didnt want to make reference to the age on the front, so inside I wrote... "Sending 50 tweet tweets your way" !!
Bye for now
Janette x

A little birdie !!

This is the inside of the card.I used a strip of the same DSP then a label punch circle punch and oal punch in the co-ordinating colours.
I have seen this decorating inside cards on a lot of blogs carries the theme on through.
Bye for now
Janette x

Thursday, 12 February 2009

Valentine Cards

My new header displays the valentine cards I made for the girls I stamp with.
I used real red and whisper white CS.
I used the heart nestability die set and the bottom edge is a Martha Stewart border punch
I love those punches.....
Hope you all get a valentine on Saturday :)
Janette x

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Snowy day

Wow dont you love snow.....well only if you can stay at home and play !!
This was Monday pm...I did make some snowballs and throw them...well you have to dont you ???
It was a bit scarey going to work in the car at 6am on Tuesday, the car had a mind of its own and brakes ?? what brakes ??
Once I got out of my road onto the main ones it was fine but it was a scarey 15 mins until I did so.
Today I am a day off and its all but gone :(
Bye for now
Janette x