Wednesday 27 June 2012

Happy 25th Anniversary To Us!

It's our 25th wedding anniversary today, and we had such a sweet day.  It was a quiet day but lovely, full of romance and love (sorry if that sounds corny...but it's true). Our day was finished off with a bottle of bubbly (yep the good stuff!), 'Pizza Hut' pizza and the Muppet movie, our lovely daughter Heather helped us celebrate.

It was a very special day!

We've had our 'ups and downs' Tony but we've ridden the storms, and here we are 25 years later stronger and better for them. Thank you my babe for 25 wonderful and interesting years - full of love and laughter.

I love you.

Janine X

Sunday 17 June 2012

Pretty In Pink

Made for my lovely niece...not sure if I've gone a bit heavy on the pink!!!  You know what it's like, you get an idea and you've just got to run with it.  This was terrible to photograph, I find it so difficult to take a good shot of an easel cards...this was the best I could do. Although it wasn't planned I've decided to put into 'Passion for Promarkers' challenge (153) this week - the theme is 'lots of layers'...handy eh!  I've also just entered Bunny Zoe's Craft Challenge 25 - Girls;, Girls, Girls.
Wish me luck!
I used 'Wee Stamps' Silver Fairy digi stamp and coloured her in with markers twice, cut bits out and layered her up.  I just love her, she's so pretty and a joy to colour in.

Stuff I used:
Grand Calibur, Circle Scissor, Glitter, Inkdusters, MS Leaves Punch, Distressed Ink, Pro & Flexmarkers
Dies: Spellbinder Grand Scallop Circle, Perisan Accents & Edgeabilities, Marianne Designs - LR0120 Swirl & LR0162 Swirly Roses, Cheery Lyn Designs - Small Exotic Butterfly
Stamps: Silver Fairy digi stamp - Wee Stamps, Sentiment Circles - Lili of the Valley

Thanks for looking, I hope you like it.

Janine X

Monday 11 June 2012

Father's Day

Made for my step-dad for Father's Day and also my entry into 'A Passion for Promarkers' challenge 152 - Red, White & Blue.

 I stamped and coloured in the gorgeous 'Fizzy Moon bear a couple of times, cut out and layered up certain sections to give dimension.  I just love him, he's  just sooo cute!

The things I used:
Paper: First Edition - Up, Up & Away, Desert Blooms
Pro & Flexmarkers: Light fawn, Saffron, Caramel, Artic Blue, Celestial Blue, Cadet Blue, True Blue, Ivory, Putty, Lipstick Red, Poppy, Crimson
Distressed Inks: Tumbled Glass, Tea Dye
Other bits & bobs used: Grand Calibur, Grand Spellbinder Die, Cocoa Memento Ink
Sentiment was computer generated.

Hope you like it, thanks for visiting.

Janine XX

Saturday 9 June 2012

Seaside Serenity

Made for my great cousin who lives in Holland for his birthday next week.

I decided to make a simple DL card...the design come from my imagination...well that's a scary thought!

This is what I came up with - I used my Inkylicious Ink Duster and stamps, distressed ink for the dunes and sky, and used my promarkers to add the fence and a splash of colour (get it!!).  The shells were stamped, coloured and glazed...they're very realistic.

This is what I used:
Inkylicious: Ink Dusters, Seascape Memories
Distressed Ink: Tumbled Glass, Antique Line, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Worn Lipstick
Promarkers: Aqua, Denim, Coll Blue, Sky Blue, Caramel, Sandstone, Burnt Sienna, Canary
And: White Gel Pen, Glossy Accents, White Card, Blue card, Cork look-like paper (wallpaper scrap), computer generated text

Hope you like it - thanks for visiting.

Janine XX

Tuesday 5 June 2012


Made for my daughter to give to my SIL next week - the layout was inspired by a card made by Pickles on her blog 'A Load of Pickles'. Thanks!

Stamps used: Hunkydory 'Kitty in the flowers', LOFV Female Circle Sentiments
Promarkers and Flexmarkers used: Spice, Apricot, Saffron, Blossom, Rose Pink, Satin, Artic Blue, Soft Lime, Sky Blue, Lime Green, Canary, Lime Zest, Meadow Green, Leaf Green, Soft Green (I know, I know I used a lot of colours but hey-ho what can I say...I like to play!)
Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass (Used for the sky)
Papers: First Edition 'Up Up & Away
Die: Marianne Creatables LR0120 Flourish'
Lastly a touch of peach/orange glitter was added.

Hope you like it, and thanks for visiting.

Janine X

Monday 4 June 2012


I've been watching the Jubilee celebrations all day, and just finished watching the Diamond Jubilee concert in The Mall, was fantastic. It made me feel proud to be British!

Congratulations your Majesty on your 60th year - you are a true diamond.

Janine X