Friday, 30 December 2016

Peacock Beauty

Good Afternoon Folks
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas,
 we did, had our good friends Sheenagh Hulin and Hubby to stay, lots of
eating and drinking lol.

 I didnt get anytime to spend in my craft room, and am still struggling with an
absent mojo, however,  today  I made it there.

The CD is Collage Fusion Stamp it up and the folder I used is
Peacock Beauty, just love the colours of this folder.

I did play around with the background and the frame,  using Serif Craft Artist., so this background is
not on the cd. didn't change the colours, 
just superimposed the ladies head and some Butterflies, onto the background, 

Anyway hope you like this card.
Janet xxx

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Memories are forever

Hi Everyone 

I have finally managed to make a card and blog it. It has been a while lol.

As most of you know, we are back in our house finally, it has taken nearly 11 months
and a lot of heart ache, don't think I could go through another flood like Storm Desmond, 
get very jittery every time it rains !! hopefully, that will pass with time.

Anyway enough of being maudlin,

This is a card I made using a CD the first one for a year or two, and am a bit out of practise
with this medium, but, could not resist using the new CD from
Magik Graphics ( formerly JemsDesigns ) 
Collage Fusion Stamp it up.
It contains 12 folders all gorgeous and very usable.

As I said I do need some practise, icluding my photography skills , but, hope you like what I have
managed to create.
Hugs to all
Janet xxx

Monday, 12 September 2016

A Parchy for Maggie

Good Morning Folks

Looks quite sunny  here in Kendal today, however, the temperature seems to be
dropping day by day.

Last week I made  a card for my friend Maggie ( Margaret Shepherd) and
and now show you as its her birthday today.
It is Another Parchment card made using a Groovi Plate from Claritystamps

I hope you like this one, the wording did go a bit off  
Janet xxxx

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Clarity Groovi "Velvet"

Good Evening All
I hope you have all had a great weekend, once again
we have been packing boxes, just for a change lol.
Our house is coming along slowly but nicely, Kitchen is been delivered
on Tuesday fingers crossed.

I needed to make a card for a neighbour, who is going back to work as a
Trainee GP at our surgery, after having a year off on  maternety leave.

So, once again I have used my current favourite Groovi plate 
Velvet Art Nouveau border plate I also used the swirls on the same plate
I also used the Art Deco Alphabet and Pricking Border plate.
all available from 

The Eagle eyes of you will notice this is not stuck together, mainly because,
I have no idea which box all my glues, & tapes are so will buy some instead
of opening lots of boxes.
I hope you like this as much as I have enjoyed making it. 
Thank you for visiting 
Janet xxx

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Groovi Christmas Parchment

Good Morning Folks

I am up early this morning. we are waiting for the Removers to deliver the boxes,
ready for packing up to move back home, this has been delayed a little but it is
coming on and definately looks better than it did a month ago, at least we have plastered 
walls now.

As, most of you know I am not doing any crafting, but decided to learn how
to do Parchment craft and of course, as you all said I would get obsessed  with it
and I have lol. It is wonderful to do, and the Claritystamps Groovi plates 
are amazing.  I am mainly doing Christmas parchment, and in my mind I will
have time to make them into Christmas cards when I get back, for some reason,
everyone laughs at that and says yes maybe for Christmas 2017, and that I will have no 
time for crafting for a few months, they could be right, but, we will see. 

Anyway, I was really pleased with this one so thought I would show you, I actually put it
on a couple of the parchment groups I belong to the other day  and forgot to put it on my blog lol.

I used this plate for the main image and and other bits from other plates.
All the 4  Art Nuveau Ladies are lovely, 
Thank you for visiting, it is much appreciated.
Janet xxx


Monday, 15 August 2016

Grooving along with Clarity for the 2nd week.

Good Evening Folks
I hope you all had a lovely weekend and are enjoying all 
this lovely warm weather, we had better make the best of it might
not last that long.

I have been playing with my new passion
Clarity Groovi Plates, I am still doing lots of practise bits and at the
moment I am concentrating on Pricking and Snipping, sounds exciting doesn't it lol.
However, I do like to take bits from different plates and make up a design.

Anyway  these are what I  created this week and as you
can see I do need the practise.
Thank you for visiting 
Janet xxx

Thursday, 4 August 2016

My first journey with Parchment and Groovi Plates.

Good Morning Folks

A few of you may know I am having a bit of a break from
card crafting until we move back to our house after being flooded
in December.

But I was getting so bored, a friend suggested having a look at
Clarity Groovi plates and parchment work.

And, I have to say I have got well and truly hooked,  talk about an obsession lol,
I absolutely love doing this form of craft.
So if you fancy a try, just go on and have a go.

Anyway thought I would put my journey on here, I only received my first
few plates last Friday and the pricking tools and scissors yesterday, so,
 I am  very new to this art form.
so here we go my first few practise pieces
Janet xxx

This is the very first one, started with the basic plate and added
bits from two other plates
I then used some polychrome pencils for colour 
  With this one I used a number of different plates
and just made it up as I went along, however, I was too heavy handed with  the white
work on the holly leaves and lost most of the definition.
 This one needs the edges pricking and cutting and
I coloured it with a Wink of Luna pens which worked quite well.
I love this one lol, and it was my first time using the pricking tools
I used the 2 needle one, and Pergamano Scissors to cut which for my
first time of doing this I feel really proud of my self 

Thursday, 21 July 2016

37th Wedding Anniversary and Papermill Direct DT Call

Good Afternoon Everyone

I know I have not been around much lately, my Mojo is still on holiday
in Cuba, really wish it would come home.
One thing has given me a bit of a kick up the proverbial backside, is
Papermill Direct have a DT call, and I have used their card since I started
my crafting journey so thought I would have a go.  My OH says I have
more card than they do in the shop, but, we all know, we crafters never have
enough !!!
Here is a link to the DT call

As it will be our 37th Wedding Anniversary, I am killing two birds with one stone, so to speak,
so I am using this card as my Anniversary card to my OH , so please don't tell
him, he will be shocked enough to get one as normally I am too busy making samples
for Christmas in July.
Thank you for visiting it is always wonderful to read all your comments,
Good or bad they are all welcome.
Janet xxx

All card and paper used is from Papermill Direct
sorry there are  a lot of photos.

Flowers from  Wild Orchid

I used Wonder Sets from BeCreative with
Frant'age from Stampendous and
beCreative Wonder Crystals on the corners
of the base matt.
 then Masks and Distressed inks
Then Stamped using some of
Leonie Pujol stamps

 then embossed using a Tattered Lace
embossing folder.

Friday, 1 July 2016

For Four special friends

Good Afternoon All

I have not been crafting much but wanted to do a card for
 4 very special Friends who have kept me going over the last
few very hard months, and given me lots of inspiration for
when I finally get back into my craft room.

Sheenagh Hulin
Lorraine Craig Mackie
Margaret Shepherd
Nick Roberts
You are all  amazing people

I have used
A Morgan Fitzsimonds image,  Creative Expressions Pixie Powders
Crafters Companion  Embossing Folder
Sparkle pens
beCreative and Copic Markers,   Sentiment from Visible Images

Thank you for visiting is it very much appreciated.
Janet xxx
ps the yellow Pixie Powders are used with a flower stencil but on the photo it just
looks like blobs of the pixie powder lol .

Wednesday, 1 June 2016


Good Morning Everyone,

I know I wasn't blogging for a while but had an idea, and when
that happens you just have to get on and do it lol.

I have used the Butterflies from the 2nd Collecton of Leonie Pujol 
and beCreative Alcohol Markers.  An Spectrum Sparkle Pen in  Black.  Also an awful lot of
 Pebeo  Drawing Gum.

I stamped some of the Butterflies, then masked them with  Drawing Gum and kept 
repeating the process until I was happy with the look, or until I got fed up lol, which I did
I just wanted to get on with completing it.  However it took me nearly a day  and a
lot of arm ache to rub all the Drawing Gum off lol. 

I then draw around the Explore Mask from Leonies 1st collection. with a fine liner pen.
And coloured with the Alcohol Markers All the black is coloured with Spectrum Noir
Sparkle Pen in Black.. although it is not showing the sparkle on my photo sorry.

This was made with Leonie's and Nick from Barnsley ( Bulgaria ) inspiration  to try something
a little different. 
I am quite pleased, but, the only thing I would change is using the very dark purple in the
background would have prefered   a lighter colour I think. 

Thank you for visiting
Janet xxx

Saturday, 28 May 2016

beCreative Wonder Crystals

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all keeping fit and well
This will probable be my last post for a while as we are getting
ready for our holidays, Cuba here we come and it cannot get here soon enough.
But in the mean time, loads of washing and ironing to do and  at the same  time
starting to pack boxes ready for our move back to our house after it
has been fixed after the floods in December, Hopefully will be in by
mid September.
be Creative have a shows on Hochanda today
times are
Its been a busy time for me at the moment and not craft related unfortunately 
but, have managed a few samples for the shows,
all using Wonder Crystals, Wonder Sheets 
I also used stamps and mask from  Leoni Pujol   1st collection
Thanks for dropping by
Janet xxx

Thursday, 26 May 2016

If it goes wrong DONT throw it away !

Good Afternoon Folks
A bit dull here in Kendal today perfect for having a play in my craft room. 

I am suppose to be getting ready for my holidays and not doing any crafting,
but somehow new crafty supplies keep getting delivered and of course 
I need to see if they are ok. !!

As for the title, I printed this lovely Julia Spiri digi image months ago, somehow, it printed
with a blue tinge not black, but thought it would be ok and a bit different.
However, when I came to use Spectrum Noir Aqua Markers the blue ink started to spread,
so just to see what it would be like I kept going  and throw it once I had seen what it looked like , but I actually liked the look.  So  all the very pale blue is printer ink
and the purple and slate ( around the image ) are the Aqua Markers  I also used
The Sparkle Pens from Crafters Companion

I had also been playing with the new Cosmic shimmer Pixie Powders, oh they are gorgeous
that is what  the background  is made from. I also covered the flower with the powder.

 I used a sentiment and butterfly stamps from Leonie Pujol 2nd collection  

I hope you like my bit of a mishap
Janet xxx

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

A little something

Hi Folks

Our very good friends Sheenagh & Dave,  moved to a new bungalow last week
So I have been having a play making a present for them.
As I have only been playing really told her to stick it in the draw if it doesn't go lol.
I used a lot of 
beCreative Wonder Crystals and Wonder Tape
Also a mask from Leonies Pujol first collection of stamps, masks and stencils.
I do love using them and they do get a bit addictive lol.

Once again mixed media is still out of my comfort zone, but do enjoy playing, not to keen
on the mess it makes though.

There is also a card I made.
Thank you for visiting.
Janet xxx

Tuesday, 24 May 2016


Good Afternoon
Its been a lovely day today here in Kendal,  but gone a bit dull now, I do wish Summer
would arrive and stay for a month or two, Its suppose to rain again tomorrow lol.

Today I have had a play with my new Spectrum Noir Aqua Pens, from 
Crafters Companion  These replaced the set
I had, that went swimming in the floods of December 
I used Sheena Douglas's stamp Lilac  also one of her Butterfies.

I also had a play with Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Dust, and they are  gorgeous
The sentiment is from Visible
Thank you so much for visiting
Janet xxx

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Flight of Fancy using Leonies Pujol New Stamp Collection

Good Afternoon
I hope you are all having a lovely weekend, it is a bit wet and miserable
here in Kendal, but, the sun does keep popping in now and again.

I  only just received the new collection from 
Leonie Pujol yesterday, but had to have a play straight away.
I also used one of the Masks from her first collection.
I hope you like my creation, and thanks for stopping by.

Janet xxx

All the flowers, bird, heart and Joy are coloured using Spectrum Noir 
Sparkle pens both colour and Clear pens  Love them . but does not
show up to well on my photo.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Jason's Birthday Card

Hi All

As promise I am back with my Nephews Birthday Card,
I was not sure about this for him as I didn't know if it was a little young for a 40+ +  lol
however, it was the only image I have here at our temporary house, that is suitable for a male card,
so it was either buy one or use it.  I hope he is ok with it.

The image is the Last Enchanter from Morgan Fitzsimons'
FLIGHT OF FANTASY  CD  available here
I also used some Cosmic Shimmer  Multi Tex for the first time, Available from with a stencil from my stash
and FUN from  Leonie Pujol new stencil and mask collection, which I love
also from   

Thanks for visiting 
Janet xxx