30 April 2010

A wish For You

Well this is the final card for April, just before the 'Madness of May' begins. I think I have set myself a huge challenge to do only 'male' cards/books during the next month, I've already started searching high and low for ideas. With this card the image again was part of a blog candy win which has been coloured, glittered and a little glossy accents on the leaves. Terry got me the buttons when he went out bargain hunting in the local £1 shop near where he works. Love these buttons. The sentiments is from Hero Arts. Card and paper from stash and the punch is from Martha Stewart. Hope you like it. Jeanette

29 April 2010

The 1st Mess

Well here it is, the mess I said I would create using the Tim Holtz ink pads. Like the promarkers, I'm just not 'getting it' yet, but I will not give up until I've mastered the art of using them. The stamp is from Hero Arts. Well they say 'practise makes perfect' - so I'll put that theory to the test! Look out for mess number 2. Jeanette

28 April 2010

Bloomin Best Friends

So as I said yesterday, I shall be posting some cards for awhile and here is my first one. However I did come up with an idea which I may get bored with but I'm going to give it a go. Each month I've decided to pick a theme or subject and make cards, books etc with that in mind. So for the month of May I'm going to have a 'Male Month'. I may do the extra 'off the subject' item just in case you or I get bored!!! Here's today girly card. The image was one of many images I won in some blog candy some time back. The backing paper is from Crafts House called mini fancies and I added some odd buttons from my stash. Sentiment stamp is from Penny Black. Hope you like it. Jeanette

27 April 2010

Concertina Book - Floral

Hi, well I controlled my spending on Saturday at the Craft show at Shepton Mallett. I was really looking for some specialist 12" x 12" papers for my books but couldn't find anything that really grabbed me so promptly went home and ordered them all from Capture The Magic!! However I did buy some Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads and not sure how to use them, so I'm expecting to make some kind of mess in the near future. Bargain of the day were the Promakers, so bought some more to add to my collection, although I'm still rubbish at using them. Went to see my friend Janine whilst in Somerset and she remarked 'not another book' so just for her 'here is one I made earlier' and promise I wont show anymore for awhile. She clearly is getting bored with them now lol!!! I have made Michelle her birthday card ready for the 4th of May (for a Star Wars fan, that I am, this was the perfect day for my daughter to be born.....May the 4th be with you....ha ha) but best not post it yet. Bye for now. Jeanette

21 April 2010

Floral Concertina Books

Well as I mentioned in my earlier post, here are a few more books with a flowery theme to them. Hope you like them. Jeanette

Taylor's Birthday

It's birthday time again, and although I've not made cards for ages and ages I did make this one earlier this year. He's not a very sporty lad but he does like his music, so hoping he will like this card. Hope you do too. I'll be back later with some more concertina books. Bye for now. Jeanette

20 April 2010

Concertina Books

Helloooooooooo, I'm back! Just finished a second week working away from home and at last life can get back to 'normal', whatever that is!
Got home on Friday only to realise I had a little craft fair to do on Saturday morning, so it was a frantic few hours trying to make some extra books. As Upton House was quite successful, it left me very few books. I can't remember the last time I made a card. These books have taken over! So I'm now going to bombard you with some photo's of a few I've been working on over the weekend and the last couple of evenings. These have been done in between housework, gardening, working, and aerobics, in other words any spare second I get.....I'm sure you know what I mean.

The first two books are of a 'love, wedding, anniversary or valentine' theme. A lovely lady named Caroline asked for an anniversary book but realised I'd sold all the others thatI had, so this was my first mission. More on the way later.

Well I have lots more to post but for some reason Blogger seems to be taking ages tonight and I've finally given up. So will post some more tomorrow. Bye for now. Jeanette

11 April 2010

Concertina Book - Girly Theme

I thought I might as well post this book too as I may be too tired tomorrow after a day doing my garden duties. Hope you like it. Jeanette

Concertina Book - Football Theme

Hello, not posted much recently as I have been away working. The craft show at Upton House was quite successful and I'm having to make a lot more books. It was nice chatting to the people and got quite a few new ideas in doing so. I'm looking forward to the one in August. Now that the weather has brightened up I've started some long over due jobs in the garden. Put some more potatoes in today, and started some spring onions and lettuce's. Tomorrow I shall be back out there again. So here is one of the books I finished tonight. Hope you like it. Jeanette