Sunday, 30 September 2012

Sorry Everyone!

Sorry I've not posted many cards lately it would seem I've lost my Mojo (don't know why really). Most likely because my beautiful daughter has gone on tour again for 3 months, she's touring around schools in Essex performing a play about road/car safety. I'll miss her loads...she's my best friend and my rock.  Break a leg darling!!!

I've also been a little pre-occupied because I've been preparing for my first ever cruise. My hubbie and I thought it would be a fitting treat for our 25th wedding anniversary that we're celebrating this year. We fly to Amsterdam from the UK and then onto New York where we meet our ship. From there we travel up the coastline toward Canada dropping into different ports along the way. We always said we'd do the cruise thing for our anniversary and I've always wanted to go to Canada, so we thought we'd combine the two. 

For the past few months I've been busy buying clothes, including a couple of evening dresses from anyway and everywhere that had something that would fit my size 12 body that didn't make me (a) look like frump and (b) mutton dressed as lamb. It's not until you start looking for clothes that you realise that there's a lack of woman's clothes stores that don't include NEXT and Debenhams.  I sort of managed in the end but in particular I've really struggled for shoes. Blimey they must think that every woman wears shoes that requires you to use a scaffold to get into them and a zimmer frame to walk in them! The other alternative are Flossie's which are everywhere at the moment.  Maybe I should just go 'hippie' and go barefoot.... well it would be simpler. Anyway we are really excited.......and nervous as you can imagine. 

I am trying really hard to keep focused as I have a couple cards to get ready for November.  So wish me luck lol.  I'll post them when they're done.

Janine XX

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Variation on a Theme

Here's another version of the gorgeous 'Cali Girl' digi stamp from Crafts & Me.  This was made for my sweet niece who recently turned 19...god I feel really old now!

Here's what I used:
Prisma Pencils and Sansdor
Digi image: Crafts & Me - 'Cali Girl'
Paper: First Edition - Boho Chic
Dies: Cheery Lyn - B117 Fanciful Flourish, Tim Holtz 'Tattered Florals', Flower Punch, Sizzix Tags/Bookplates
Plus: Glitter, glue
Watermark - I made myself

I hope you like it, thanks for passing by.  I'd love it if you left me a comment.

Love Janine XXX

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Finally a card for you....Simple Acceptance

Finally got my photos to upload, but I have to upload them to Pisca first though. But I suppose I can at least get them onto my blog.  Go know what I'll do when the storage capacity runs out!

Anyway, I made this sweet little card similar to the baby girl one. It's such a a quick card to make, I can't help myself I just love this Spellbinders die - it's just so elegant.
I used:
Papers: First Edition 'Summer Breeze' pad
Die: Spellbinders 'Persian Motifs', Nestibilities
Pearls: Waco Pearl Make 'Crystal'
Distressed Ink: Spiced Marmalade
Sentiment was computer generated
'Created By' watermark was designed by me.

Thanks for dropping by, I hope you like it.

Janine XX

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Grr having a blog moment!!!

Sorry folks, I had planned on uploading some new cards but I'm getting an error message when I try.  It says 'Server returned invalid response' whatever that means. Well, I suppose it means I CANNOT UPLOAD MY IMAGES!!

If anyone out there in blogland has had the same problem and solved it....please, please let me know.  Thanks!

I will upload my pics as soon as humanly possible.

Janine X