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Saturday, 31 May 2014

KENDAL CASTLE RUINS

 
 
Hi Folks
 
Different kind of post from me this afternoon.
 
Today, I went Mountain Climbing.................
Well that's what it felt like!! 
 The Castle ruins are just behind our house and it is a short cut to the Cemetery so visit
my Mum, normally we walk along the Canal banks ( which is no longer there,
they are going to re install it again, and have been repairing the cross over bridges, but,
that is a another story.
Anyway I said we will take the short cut up to the Castle, which I have never used for years
when I was young this was our playground so would run up. BIG MISTAKE
I thought I was going to need an ambulance lol, what with getting old and Asthma, not a
good mix with a near vertical climb.
This is where we walked up through the trees instead of
 
The grown up path which is still quite
steep

and here a few photos of the Castle Ruins
The Kitchen and the big hall

 
The Dungeon was under this tower,
it was our favourite hiding place, very creepy
There is lots of work going on here at the moment
by the Heritage Society, making it more accessible, and repairing damage.
I have no idea what kind of damage we did when we played here
50+ yrs ago, !! 

 I hope you enjoyed my little tour around my "Backyard/Playground"
Hugs
Janet xxx
 


Another forgotten card !!

 
 Good Morning Everyone

Hope you are all well? if not feeling to good I am sending big HUGS to anyone who needs one.
My card today is one I made back in October
I had completely  forgotten about this one, this was my entry into the
TATTERED LACE DT call which was back in October/November
at that time I did not have any Tattered Lace dies ( oh how that has changed lol) so had to use
Spellbinder Die.
Hugs
Janet xxx
 


Thursday, 29 May 2014

TATTERED LACE MINI DIE STARTER KIT

Good Afternoon Folks
Hope you are all keeping fit and well.
I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone that has taken time to
visit my blog, your comments are always appreciated.
I have Sample cards for
The One Day Wonder on Create & Craft TV
TATTERED LACE MINI DIES STARTER KIT to show you today.
They will be on Create & Craft TV
Thursday 8am, 11am,2pm,4pm & 7pm 
I hope you enjoy the shows
Hugs
Janet xxx. 

MINI DIE STARTER KIT

ONE HAS 14 DIES AND
4  MINI MAGNETIC SHEETS
THE OTHER HAS
6 DIES AND 1 MINI MAGNETIC SHEET 






 And the last one is a bit of a fun type card
which took me hours to cut all the borders out to make the bark,
then colour them all with promarkers and lastly glue each one down.
Don't think I will be trying this again. LOL.



Tuesday, 27 May 2014

ANIMA SOLA

 
 
 
Hi Everyone
How's that  for being organised a scheduled blog for 2 days running, and
don't worry it will not last Lol.
 
Thank you for stopping by my blog, it is lovely to see you all and
read all your amazing comments, for which I would like to say a 
MASSIVE THANK YOU
Apologies to Mitzi this should have been on my blog a while ago
but, it got missed somehow, ( I think it was when I was not feeling so well. )
This is a card made using a  image from
AURORA WINGS called
Anima Sola
 
Most of the DTs have used the same image so why don't you
visit the Showcase FB page
and see how all our work is so different.
 
Also
Just a reminder about the
Aurora Wings Challenge that has still lots of time left and the theme is
BUTTERFLIES so why not join us this month.
 
Hugs
Janet xxx

 
 


Monday, 26 May 2014

Peace Rose

 
 
Good Morning Folks
 
The card I have for you today is another
Aurora Wings image by the fabulously talented Mitzi Sato-Wiuff
All the gorgeous images are available from
 
This image is called
Peace Rose, she is coloured using Copics and Promarkers
the side panels of the  background were created using Cosmic Shimmer PVA Glue ( again)
in Gold, Bronze and Pearl.
 
Don't forget we have a Monthly Challenge at
BUTTERFLIES
and we would love you to come and join in.
We also have a FB page.
Thank you all for visiting my blog.
Hugs
Janet xxx

 

 
 
 

Thursday, 22 May 2014

MIDNIGHT GARDEN CD

 
 
Good Morning to you All
 
My post this morning is DT Samples for the  CD that is on the cover of
 Issue 2 of the MY CRAFT STUDIO  ACADEMY MAGAZINE
 and is called
MIDNIGHT GARDEN 
 which will be featured on  Create & Craft TV today in the
 One Day Wonder Show
at
8am, 11am,2pm, 4pm and  7pm
I think Lizzy who will be doing the demos is going to have very sore and tired feet
with all these shows

Here are all my Sample cards ( sorry,  once again there are a lot to look at )
Thank you for visiting
Hugs
Janet xxx
PS I was so excited to see that all my cards are on the Create & Craft Web page
that was showing the One Day Wonder 









 
 






 

 


Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Helter Skelter Vase

 
 
 
Good Morning Folks
 
I hope you have all been enjoying the gorgeous weather, don't think it is going
to last though, we could have done with a couple of weeks of sun don't you think.
 
For my card today I have used some of the Tattered Lace Dies that I have cut but never
got around to  using
They include
Chantilli Diamond,  Chantilli Bow, Victorian Rectangle,Leaves and flourishes
and of course the Helter Skelter, this was cut using Acetate but I did not take all
the cut bit out. Then cut another using pale blue card to slot inside the Acetate,
on the  Acetate  I used  Alcohol Inks  to colour it.
The background was created using  cosmic shimmer PVA glue in
Teal, Silver Lustre  & Pearl
I hope you like my creation.
Hugs
Janet xxx
 
 
 
 


Monday, 19 May 2014

Aurora Wings Challenge 3 BUTTERFLIES

 
 
Good Afternoon Everyone
 
has just started and the theme this month is every ones favourite............
BUTTERFLIES
So that is any HAND COLOURED image with a Butterfly
Please don't forget to read all the rules if this is your first time of enter the challenge.
 
I have used the Aurora Wings image
INDIAN MOTH FAIRY
 
I have used Copics for colouring,
Tattered Lace Dies  Victorian Rectangle and
Large Butterfly  I used some Frant'age embossing powder on both these die cuts.
Embossalicious Folder from Crafters Companion
 All card used is from

I tried to make the ribbon look a little like the folds on the Sari.
 
Entered into the following challenge
Wings and things  Ends 30th May results 6th June
 


Thursday, 15 May 2014

Dandelion Sprite

 
 
 
Good Afternoon
 
It absolutely bucketed down this morning, now the sun has come out, I  hope it
stays around for a few days.
 
I have made 2 card today, but, can only show you 1 as the other is a DT card.
 
I have used the gorgeous little Sprite image Dandelion. 
You can buy all Mitzi's amazing images from here
 
I also use Tattered Lace Dandelion die
and the background garden scene from
 
Thank you all so much for visiting
Hugs
Janet xxx

 
 

 

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

The Spirit of Diamonds

 
 
Good Afternoon Everyone.
 
It has been a gorgeous day in Kendal, the sun was so hot, then we had an almighty rain storm
with massive hail stones, can you believe this  weather?
 
I have at last managed to make a card using on of the many images from
Aurora Wings, that I managed to colour while I was feeling ill. Loads better now
so I can get on with some crafting for me.
 
This image is called
The Spirit of Diamonds, and she is so pretty, I wanted to do something that framed the image.
So this is what I came up with I hope you like it.
 
Just a reminder about our  Aurora Wingschallenge that still has 3 days left
so why not join in the MONOCHROMATIC CHALLENGE.
 
Janet xxx


 


Wednesday, 7 May 2014

DAYS OUT COLLECTION, new dies from TATTERED LACE

Good Morning Everyone,
I hope you have all had a fabulous Bank Holiday Weekend
and the weather stayed good for whatever you had planned.


I have an announcement to make
I am so excited to tell you that  these are my 1st sample cards as part of the
Tattered Lace  Dream Team
I have loved Tattered Lace Dies since they started
 and am so happy to be part of their Design Team
 
 I cannot believe how I kept this a secret since November
 
New Tattered Lace Dies
 DAYS OUT COLLECTION
 all the fun of the Fairground and Sea side

These new dies will be the
Pick of The Day on
              Ideal World Tuesday 7th ( yesterday)  9pm
                      &   Today at  8am, 10am, 1pm,4pm,7pm 
and on
 Create & Craft   today at  12pm & 3pm
 
I have to tell you there are a lot of photos to look at, so get a coffee
and make yourself comfy. 
Hugs
Janet xxx
 
BEACH HUT

                                                                  BUCKET made into  Vase

                                                    CAMPER VAN AND CARAVAN

                                                                      CAROUSEL

                                                                      HELTA SKELTA

 
CAMPER VAN
Background from
Yesterdays Dreams Gentleman's  Edition
Designed by
Sheenagh Hulin ( available from here)

 
 FAIRGROUND COLLECTION

 
FERRIS WHEEL


 
BEACH HUT with TATTY TWINKLE
( sorry Tatty I spelt your name wrong on the card !!)