Wednesday 29 February 2012

Finally a card ..... Emma Shoes

Good Evening ....

No I haven't fallen off the face of the planet..... Just really busy with work and family life.

Sorry I've not posted anything. I just thought you'd prefer to see a card rather than hear my ramblings and excuses over the last week.

This is a card that I've made for a lady at work who will be the BIG 5 0 this weekend. The children at school all love the 'going out' shoes that she wears for work, so this lovely Lili of the Valley stamp seemed so appropriate.

This is such a cute stamp. My sister works in a shoe shop so I think I may use it for her too.

I've coloured the image with copics and used First Edition 'Isabelle' papers. The photos don't really show up the glitter effect very well. They're such pretty papers.

Here's a close-up....

And a jaunty little angle ...

Card Ingredients.

Image : LOTV 'Emma Shoes'
Sentiment: LOTV
Papers : First Edition 'Isabelle'

Skin : E000, E00, E11, R20
Hat : E40, E41, E42, E43, RV000, R81, R83, BG10, BG11, BG70
Dress : E40, E42, E42, E43, RV000, R81, R83
Hair: E50, E51, E53

Tools : EK Success Leaves, Nestie Circle & Scallop dies, Martha Stewart doily punch, Tim Holtz Vintage Market die
Embellishments : WOC Flowers
Flip Flop : From a show, I think it's from Hobby Craft

I'm going to enter it into the following challenges which are all 'Anything Goes'

That's all from me tonight. Hopefully it won't be such a long time before my next post.

Thanks very much for dropping by.

Hugs, Janine xx

Friday 17 February 2012


Good Evening...

Nearly the weekend....

It's back to work for me next week and I haven't done half the things I wanted to get done. I've been full of a cold the last few days. Why do we always get ill when we're on holiday ??

Today's card is another of Krista's lovely Saturated Canary images. I know it's a rather wintry image and I'm so looking forward to spring, but this is for a friends birthday and she used to be an International ice skater, so it suits her to a tee. Brown and turquoise are her favourite colours too.

I have used this weeks sketch from the Saturday Sketch Challenge (#194) to base my card on.

I have been playing around trying to shade and create the folds of her skirt...a bit more practice needed I think. There are some great videos on youtube. It's fantastic that these very talented ladies take the time to share their skills. It's very much appreciated.

Here's a close up.

And a side view. I have dyed the turquoise flowers myself and am quite pleased with the outcome, although they don't look quite as bright in real life.

Card Ingredients.

Image : Saturated Canary 'Maddie'
Papers : First Edition 'Isobelle'

Coloured with Copics :
Skin : E000, E00, E11, R20
Leg & Arm Warmers : E40, E42, E43 & 70% French Grey Prisma
Leggings : E40 E41 & Putty Beige
Dress & Mittens : BG10, BG11, BG13 & Parrot Green
Blades : C0, C3, C5
Hair : E50, E23, E25 & Dark Umber

Tools : EK Success Leaf Punch, Marianne Design LR0152 Doily, Spellbinders Create a flake 1
Embellies : WOC flowers and lace
Sentiment : Lili of the Valley

That's it from me for now.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Thanks for popping by and I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

Janine xx

Tuesday 14 February 2012

Happy Valentine's Day...and my first challenges.

Good Morning...

Hope you're all having a lovely Valentine's Day.

Today's card is a Valentine card I've made for my hubby. I'm also going to enter it into my first challenges, if I can suss that out.

I've used one of the lovely Lili of the Valley stamps...they're so cute!

The fence and bird have been cut with a Marianne Design die that I bought recently and the snowflake is also a recent buy (don't tell hubby :))

I made an easel card for a change. It's not photographed that well though.

And here's a close up of this really cute image.

Card Ingredients.

Image : Lili of the Valley 'Together Forever'
Coloured with Copics...
Skin : E000, E00, E11, R20
Dress, Hat & Shoes :- R81, R83, R85
Greens : G20, YG11, YG61, YG63, YG67
Greys : C0, C1, C3, C5
Apron & Hat : E40, E42, E43
Plant Pot : E30, E31, E34, E35
Hair : E25, E29
Fence & Bird : E40, E42, E43

Papers : First Edition 'Love Letter'
Tools : Marianne Design Snowflake LR0185 & Fence LR0205, Nestie Labels 2
Embellishments : WOC roses, WOC Heart 'buckle'
Sentiment : Lili of the Valley.

I am entering my card into the following challenges :

Hope you enjoy the rest of your day. I'm off to assemble some things I bought at Ikea yesterday that will help me to organise my craft room :)

Janine xx

Sunday 12 February 2012

Queen of Hearts

Good Afternoon,

I hope you're all having a lovely weekend.

I've had quite a lazy weekend apart from the washing and trying to get to grips with some of the techie aspects of blogging. Have been trying different ways of photographing my cards, but have come to the conclusion that the house is quite dark and I may have to purchase a light tent and some daylight lamps.

I'm afraid it's another Saturated Canary image. The next one will be something different I promise.

I made this for my hubbies birthday. Tried not to make it too feminine and I'm not sure if I like it, although I do love the image.

I used the Tim Holtz Weathered Clock die which I think could end up on a lot of my cards for men.

Here's a close up of the image.

I had to laugh because my kids all thought that she was a little too raunchy for Dad! They're usually the ones that are shocking me :)

Card Ingredients.

Image : Saturated Canary 'Queen of Hearts'
Papers : 7 Gypsies 'Savannah'

Skin : E000, E00, E11, R20
Reds : R22, R35, R37, R39
Boots : C3, C5, C7, C9
Hair : E23, E25, E29, E31
Eyes : B91

Tools : Tim Holtz Weathered Clock die, Martha Stewart Heart Die

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Janine xx

Friday 10 February 2012


Good Evening,

It's been very cold here today...brrrrr.. I shall be switching my heated blanket on tonight. Damn the expense.

I just can't seem to get warm. They're forecasting warmer weather after the weekend. Just hope they're right. I'm can't wait to thaw out

Tonight I have a card for you that I made for one of my very best friends. I actually bought it specifically with her in mind.

It's another one of Krista's lovely digi stamps from her Saturated Canary Etsy site. I told you that I loved them...I make no excuses...I think I may slowly have to acquire them all...he he.

Anyway onto the card.

I have used the leaves die LR0156 from Marianne design Creatables. I love the skeleton effect of these leaves.

Each half term my friend and I meet up for lunch and catch up. There's always lots to talk about and occasionally the odd 'secret' too. Looking forward to next weeks chat :)

Here's a close up of those lovely Wild Orchid Craft flowers. I've got some white ones that I want to try and colour up myself. I'm going to follow Bev's video tutorial. Watch this space.

Card Ingredients.

Image : Saturated Canary 'Secrets'
Coloured with Copics...
Skin : E000, E00, E11, R20
Eyes : YG91
Boots : E40, E41, E42, E43, E35
Shoes : E30, E31, E35
Hair : E51, E53, E55, E23 & E50, E23, E25, E39
Clothes : R85, R83, R81, R39   YG93, YG95, YG97, YG91  E41, E42, E43  Y21, Y23, Y26
Tin Cans : C0, C1, C3, C5
Bunting : E41, E43, YG61, YG95, R81, R83, Y21, Y23

Papers : MME 'Wild Asparagus'
Tools : LR0156 Marianne Design Leaf dies
Flowers : WOC
Sentiment : Lili of the Valley

That's it from me this evening. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Off to turn on my blanket!

Janine xx

Tuesday 7 February 2012

Sweet Sixteen

Good Evening...

I can't quite believe that I'm finally writing my first post. I'm a little nervous, but also excited.

This is a card I made for a friends' daughter who was sixteen last month.

I have used one of the lovely images by Krista Smith at Saturated Canary. I have only recently discovered Krista's art work and love her digi images, so you can expect to see a few more cards with these cute designs on.

Sorry about the quality of the photo. I've not quite mastered this yet.

Here is a close-up of the image. They're great for teenagers.

Card Ingredients.

Image : Saturated Canary 'Hippie Love'
Coloured with Copics...
Skin : E000, E00, E11, R20
Boots : E43, E42, E41, E40
Hair : E25, E31, E50
Skirt : R81, R83, R85  YG00, YG61, YG67
Top : BG11, BG10, BG70, BG75
Headband : R81, R83, R85  BV00, BV01  YG00, YG61, YG67
Shadow : C00, C0
Butterflies are an EK Success punch
Papers : MME Summer Papers (freebie from Cardmaking & Papercraft)
Flowers : From Wild Orchid Crafts.

Well I hope you've enjoyed looking at my first post. 
Hopefully now I know how to go about it I can spend more time making the cards.  LOL.

Oh, and special thanks go to my son Frazer for helping me with the watermark and adding some side banners to my blog :) xx

Janine xx