Sunday 29 April 2012

Fantasy Flowers

My deliciously hand drawn flowers - well something like that!!

I was inspired by Heather's entry on her blog, and thought I can do that. It's great fun, and sooooo easy. My flower were drawn with a pigment marker and coloured with promarkers, and dusted over with distressed ink.

Hope you like it.

Janine X

Summery Flowers

This is another April collection - Summery Flowers. It was made for a commission for a 40th birthday. She wanted it colourful with flowers (hopefully this is what she meant!).

I used the following:
Paper: First Edition Boho Chic (I just love, love these papers) and peach coloured card, white glitter card
Flowers: Tim Hotlz - Tattered Florals, Spellbinders - Rose Creations, Marianne Designs - Swirly Flowers (LR0162)
Swirl: Marianne Designs (LR0120)
Border & Leaves: Spellbinders - Damask Accents (I love these too!)
Name Banners: Computer generated

I hope you like it!

Thanks for visiting - I appreciate it.

Janine X

April Appetisers For You

Here's the first of a few cards I've made recently, hope you like them. 

Well it's Sunday and the weather here is dull, wet and I guess it's crafting weather then...aah poor me! :)

So I've decided that I'm going to  have a good play with the crafting goodies my gorgeous daughter Heather and my lovely hubbie bought me for my birthday - my new inyklicious stamps, distressed inks and prismacolour pencils. I'm also going to scan in a couple of pictures created by moi of my flower doodles, there were inspired by the brilliant and very talented Heather Telford on her blog Bit's & Pieces. Thanks Heather!

The card was made for my Auntie using my new Spellbinder dies, a really old stamp and distessed in - a very simple card to make.

Thanks for visting.

Janine X

Monday 23 April 2012

St George's Day

Yey, it's St George's Day and it's my birthday....and I'm now officially in my 50's (51 to be exact). OMG how did I get to be this old LOL!!!   I have the mind of a 21 yo and the body of a 51 yo - so how does that work then??

So I guess it's a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to me!

I got pressies - I got a box of  72 Prismacolor Pencils and some Copic for my birthday from my lovely hubbie Tony...thank you my babe (I love you loads xxx).  And yes I got them a few days early but who's counting.  Plus I had a lovely meal out with Tony and my daughter bliss, fab meal and great company.

Janine X

Monday 9 April 2012

Flowers for my sweet

A cute little card for a 1st birthday.  This was right out of my comfort zone but I have to admit I totally, totally enjoy making this card, and will definitely make more like it.

The little girl digi image was from the  'Rosie Collection 1' set from the New in March category from DigiStamp Boutique. She is 1 of a set of 3, and they are sooooooo cute and such a dream to colour in.  The base rocker card was cut on my Grand Calibur using the largest scallop die and scored in half, I did however cut a slither of the bottom section so it would sit flat on a surface as it originally tilted to one side....much better  The rest of the circles and scallops were cut using my Circle scissor and circle dies and layered up.

 OMG she is so cute, I just love her!!!

Here's what I used:
Papers: First Edition (again) Up Up & Away (used for layers, name, flower and leaves)
Kanban: Die cut Silver background flower shapes
Spellbinder dies: (Grand and normal)
Grand Calibur
Promarkers: Leaf Green, Lime Green, Forest Green, Powder Blue, Pastel Blue, Yellow, Pastel Yellow, Canary, Caramel, Burnt Sienna, Saffron, Pumpkin
Spectrum Noirs: 132. 133, 135
Distressed Inks: Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass
Brad and glitter
EK Success Circle Scissor
Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die

Hope you like it., thanks for visiting!

Janine X

Sunday 8 April 2012

Computer Boy

I made this square card for Chris, my daughter's boyfriend who is an avid gamer in between acting jobs. This was a different style for me, as I'm not good at layering like this but hey-ho, what the hell. So here's my attempt!

Stamp: Digi stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil (Paul Typing)
Paper: First Edition Desert Blooms, brown paper (roll of paper used inside Xmas paper)
Promarkers: Saffron, Apricot, Pumpkin, Satin, Leaf Green, Meadow Green, Pastel Green, Grass, Powder Blue, Pastel Blue, Cornflower, Caramel
Spectrum Noirs: WG1, W3, 142, 100, 132, 133, 135
Distressed Inks: Tea Dye
Grand Calibur and Spellbinder circle die
Computerised text letters and birthday stamp

Hope you like it.
Janine X

Happy Easter

Happy Easter for you all, hope you're having a lovely time. I'm desperately trying to have a good time but my damn shoulder and neck are causing me huge problems, just typing this is, is complete agony.  I'm still waiting for my physio appointment, I just wish it would hurry up.  I can't wait to get started so that this trapped nerve and pain will go away.  I've suffered with wear and tear in my neck and shoulder for the past 30 years due to a daft accident I had, but this is on the opposite side and the pain on a scale of 0-10 is a def 20. Plus these pins and needles in my arm and hand are a nuisance and I don't want to do anything....but you have to keep on going, don't you!

Anyway enough of my moaning, here are a couple of cards for you today.  I hope you like them!

Janine XX