Sunday 22 July 2012

Chocolate & Mint...Yummy!

Made for my closest friend's son who turned 18 last week.

I used the fabulous boy with his laptop, drawn by the equally fabulous Mo Manning.  I wanted to make a simple card with an earthy look suitable for a teenage boy, and I didn't want to make it over complicated. I bought First Edition's Summer Breeze paper pad for another card I'm doing and I was so inspired by the paper designs and colours that I decided to go with a brown and mint green theme.  I must admit the papers in this pad are gorgeous! I must admit I can colour till the cows come home but I always struggle with my background layers, so after seeing many blog cards recently with the banner strips I decided to try them out, and hopefully they work well.

I used:
Pens: Promarkers, Flexmarkers, Copics, Spectum Noirs
Papers: First Edition ' Summer Breeze'
Ink: Black Memento, Tea Dye Distressing Ink
Computer generated sentiment
Image: Computer Boy from Mo's Digital Pencil

Thanks for looking, hope you like it.
Janine XX

Saturday 14 July 2012

Heart to Heart

LOL, I made this for my husband for our 25th anniversary to give him a giggle. It was so simple to make.

I cut out 2 card using my Cricut,which I distressed and dashed. I glued them together overlaying them slightly.  I computer generated the message to my husband and hand cut it to make a banner, and distressed the edges again.  The digi image was printed off 3 times, coloured and cut out and then layered up; this was then glued onto the front of the hearts.  The very apt sentiment came with the digi couple, which I printed off, distressed and layered up onto the front of the heart. I added glossy accents to their makes their eyes bulge!!

The hard part was making it stand up.  So I had to devised a standing mechanism, it took several attempts to get it right...but I did finally.   Here it's not the best photo I  know, but it was hard to get the shot right,

Here's what I used:
Digi Stamp/Sentiment: Bugaboo 'SL One Person To Annoy'
Selection of Pro & Flexmarkers, Copics, Cricut machine and Cricut cartidge 'Plantin Schoolbook', Glossy Accents

Hope you like it, my hubbie did!!

Janine X

Have a Hoot

Made for my step-dad's 80th birthday a couple of weeks ago. I always find making cards for men really hard (like we all do) - he really likes owls and luckily I found this stamp set in The Range. They're so cute.

I wanted the owls to appear as though they were peering out of the hole of tree, so I stamped the owls, outer leaves and flower frame about 6 times.  I cut out circle in the same woodgrain paper and placed the owls inside it with a small piece of the brown card as the background. On top of the circle I coloured in and cut out lots of the leaves, branches and flowers that I had previously stamped to add depth. The branches were cut out using my Cricut, and the leaves were cut from a swirl die and coloured with promarkers. It took quite a bit of time to do but I was happy with the end result.  I just love dimensional cards.

This is what I used:
Stamp: Neighbourwood 'Owlets'
Paper: First Edition 'Desert Blooms'
Leaves: Cherry Lynn Designs 'Fanciful  Flourish' B117
Branches: Cricut, Cricut Cartridge '
Pro & Flexmarkers: Ivory, Putty, Pastel Yellow, Sandstone, Lemon, Sandstone, Caramel, Canary, Pumpkin, Satin, Ruby, Orange, Berry Red, Forest Green, Leaf Green, Meadow Green
White Pen, computer generated sentiment, 'Tea Dye' distressing ink

Hope you like it, and thanks for looking.

Janine X

Sunday 8 July 2012

White Wedding

Card made for my daughter to give to her friend who was getting married in Wales yesterday .


The digi image and sentiment was printed directly onto the card. I used a grey promarker to outline the image again, then silver leaf and gems were added to the image and date tag.  Finally I added a diecut swirl and roses.

Things I used:

Image: Papercraft Inspiration magazine freebie
Promarkers: Cool Grey
Dies: Cheery Lyn Designs - Fanciful Flourish (B117), Marianne Creatables (LR0162)
Cardstock: White, Silver mirra card
Plus: Gems, Silver leaf
The sentiment and tag were computer generated.

Hope you like it.

Janine X

Sunday 1 July 2012


I thought I would share a few photos of Saltburn-By-The-Sea, on the North East coast.  This is where my hubbie and I had lunch on our anniversary, it's about 10 minutes down the road from us.  Lunch was lovely and the sea air blew a few cobwebs away.  It was packed with tourists, locals and surfers.  The first photo is shot from the pier and the view is of the Victorian tram which is in full working order. The second photo is again from the pier looking at the headland.  Gorgeous!

Thanks for looking.

Janine X