Monday, 20 October 2014

Brace Yourselves…

 

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…I’m back!
Sheesh I’ve missed you all..sniff!
It’s been a busy year chez nous. I’ve been gardening almost non-stop, our son n’ heir has started at a new school and fav’ daughter has applied to university. It seems like only yesterday they were wee babes.
Life sure is flying by...sigh.
Anyway, I’ve dusted off my crafting corner et voila!
It’s good to be back.

Stamps – Card-io & Paper Smooches

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Shock! Horror!

 

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I know…
Shock! Horror!
A card….at last.

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Tiz Valentine’s Day tomorrow (as if you needed reminding) so I’ve put down my trowel, washed my muddy mitts, rustled up a bit of mojo et voila!
A card for much beloved using hearts & sentiment stamps from Clearly Besotted & romantic couple stamp from Eat Cake Graphics.

That’s it, I’m off back to the greenhouse.
I hope you feel the love tomorrow…XXX

 

Sunday, 19 January 2014

AWOL

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Yo Peeps!

Zero time to make cards at the mo’ - these were made last summer.
I’m concentrating more on my gardening work & gardening blog nowadays (Tidy Gardens by Jane) so new cards to post will be rare.
These were made using Flourishes stamps that were bought for me by much beloved Christmas 2012 (yes…I know, 2012!!)
Anyway, I hope to be back once in a while.

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Interested in gardening?
Then why not join me here… Tidy Gardens by Jane

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Toilet Humour

 

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Ahoy and a Happy New Year!
I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas, seems a lifetime ago already.
I just loved all the build up to the big
day, I don’t care that the shops started selling their Christmas wares in August but I confess that once the day is over I do hanker for normality again. That said, I like having the Christmas tree all lit up & was pondering removing the baubles n’ tinsel & having less festive coloured lights on it for the next 11 months. Mr C gave me one of ‘those’ looks, so I guess that’s a ‘No!’

Here’s a card that I made recently for a buddy using the fabulous ‘Airfresh Fiona’ from Doctor Digi’s House of Stamps.

Can’t stop… I have a new greenhouse to stroke.

Wishing you all a fantabulous 2014!!

Saturday, 14 December 2013

End of Year Sale

 

As a Thank You for all your support this year, grab yourself 50% off your order by entering the code SANTA50 at the checkout.

(Discount ends 31.12.2013)

 

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Thursday, 12 December 2013

Bring It On….

 

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Yup!
All ready for Christmas now, cards made, tree up & decorated, fairy-lights everywhere & presents wrapped. Well, everyone else's presents except Mr C. Sheesh…is he hard to buy for.
I’d love to know what gifts you’ve for adult males this year. If only to ‘borrow’ your ideas.

Above are a couple of samples of the cards that I made for my husbands business clients this year. They had to look professional, elegant and smart & with the help of Clearly Besotted’s Holiday Sentiments stamp set I’m quite chuffed with the end results.

Right…off to buff the baubles.

XXX

Monday, 2 December 2013

Freesia

 

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Hey Everyone!
I hope you’re all well.
Here’s a card I made earlier in the year featuring one of my own digi stamps – the Freesia.
Definitely planting more of these next spring.

Have a great week.
XXX

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Brrrrrrrr……

 

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Sheesh!
It was cold out gardening this morning, I had held back with my first job of the day as it was raining & then, when the skies cleared, I thought it’d be safe to step outside.
NOT!
Rain, sleet & snow does not make for a pretty gardener…needless to say I returned soaked to the core with a frozen bottom desperately in need of a radiator to sizzle itself upon!

I’ll leave you with an image of my cold, red bum & another Christmas card that I’ve made for this year that I’m entering in the Clearly Besotted Christmas challenge.
Enjoy!

Supplies
Stamps - Clearly Besotted Holiday Sentiments, Leafy Accents
Dies - Clearly Besotted Leafy Accents
Inks – Adirondack Dye Ink
Embellishments – Docrafts shimmer dome stickers, Dovecraft glitter

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Clearly Sorted!

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Brace yourselves!
I’ve finished making this years Christmas cards.
Yes! You heard right…F.I.N.I.S.H.E.D.
Tiz a miracle!

These are a couple of samples of the cards I’ve made for my gardening clients this year. I couldn’t resist using the fabulous Leafy Accents stamps again & Holiday Sentiments set from Clearly Besotted. Gold card candi & Orange Peel stickles adds a touch of festive sparkle

I love these so much I may send myself one…as a surprise…but don’t tell… lol.

Entering it at -

Clearly Besotted – Christmas

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Autumn Breeze


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Despite the sadness behind this card, I loved making it.
If you can get outside this autumn, on a day when the sun’s shining & before the leaves fall, you’ll see just how beautiful this season is.

Stamps / Dies – Clearly Besotted (Leafy Accents & Many Messages)
Ink – Rangers Adirondacks


Saturday, 26 October 2013

Unseasonably Floral

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It’s almost the end of October & the last of the lupins has finally been cut down this week in the Tidy Garden. For a summer flowering perennial we sure did get value for money.
So lupins on a card in October? Not such a daft idea after all…lol.
This is one of my own digi stamp designs that you can get your floral mitts on here…
XXX

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Clearly Hooked

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Evening Campers!
Sitting here watching DIY SOS – Big Build, big lump in throat, holding back the tears, trying to look cool. What an amazing program that is, there are very few programs where you see people give to others, totally unselfishly, none of this me, me, me that you get with so many other TV shows.
Inspiring & humbling.

Now I better tell you about my card before I blub all over it & the ink runs. I’ve recently discovered Clearly Besotted Stamps, thanks to my bloggy pal Sue, and I’m totally hooked on their products. Beautiful, elegant stamps & many with matching dies…now how clever is that idea.

I’ve made this for my Mother-in-law for her birthday using the the Autumn Flowers & Leafy Accents stamp sets, the Leafy Accents dies & Adirondack inks.
Off to get a tissue & give someone a hug.
Be good.
xx

 

Friday, 18 October 2013

Oh Baby!

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Good evening Earthlings!
I trust I find you all Woop! Wooping!
I mean…it is the weekend for goodness sake!

 
The days are flying by, my gardening work is keeping me really busy and finding the time to make cards & draw some new digi stamps is impossible. But I’m not complaining, I love being outside digging, pruning or planting up a new flower bed. I breathe better, my head is clearer & life in the garden is good.
Only the other day a robin landed on my back, he must have thought I was a giant flower in my bright, pink work t-shirt.
It’s a beautiful time of year for leaf colours, dewy cobwebs & making plans.
Soon it’ll be too cold, the ground too hard and most of the gardens will shut down ready to embrace the winter months. Then I’ll snuggle up & hopefully get creating again.
This is a card that I made a few months ago for my cousin and his wife who had a new baby. I used the deliciously cute ‘Baby Boy’ stamp from LOTV & coloured it with my Polychromos pencils.

I love the name they gave him, his middle name is a tribute to my granddad.
So it’s Friday, off to get my weekly fix of ‘Gardener’s World’.
Have a great weekend!
XXX

 
PS…There’s a SALE on in my shop at the moment. You can get 25% off your entire order…details HERE.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

White Van Wo-Man

 
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Hey everyone!
I hope you’re all having a fab n’ groovy weekend.
It’s been a busy ol’ week for me, I’ve spent most of it as a complete nervous wreck as I’ve finally got myself a van for my gardening work.
After 3 years of hoicking the lawn mower, a myriad of tools, soil & plants into the back of the family car, it was time to get something more practical.




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It’s been a bit of a shock going back to manual gears after the luxury (& laziness) of an automatic and because there are no windows at the back I’m also having to learn to park & reverse using just wing mirrors. Scary stuff but I love it. Just gotta sort out the logo.

Meanwhile, here’s a card I’ve made using one of my own digi stamps, the Aquilegia Flower.
 
Can’t stop…I’ve a van manual to read & Yorkie bar to nibble on.
XXX
 
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Thursday, 19 September 2013

Big Up to Mother Nature!


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The weather for gardening this week has been perfect!
The temperature is spot on, a slight breeze just when I need it, the soil is workable & showers arrive just as I get back in the car to go home.
Best still, no need for applying what feels like an oil-slick of sun lotion. Eugh…hate the stuff!

 
Now, in case you haven’t spotted, I’ve fallen in love with Clearly Besotted stamps & dies. I’ve only got the Honeycomb & Heart sets at the mo’ and a couple of sentiment sets but I’m hooked and hope to buy more soon. Classy, clean, refreshingly original images & right up my cul-de-sac!
So the one above is another Honeycomb creation…

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…forgive the slight ‘wonk’ to this photo, looks like my stamping’s gone a bit doo-lally. This is my fav’, using just a sentiment stamp to create a mini background to the heart which has also been stamped but then cut out n’ raised slightly.
 
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And finally, another honeycomb card with some bits raised for a bit of vavavoom!
So there you have it, 3 cards, yes 3….the ol’ mojo’s exhausted…off to have a lie down.

Entering the middle Heart card into the -
 Clearly Besotted - Stamp Your Own Background challenge


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