Monday, 28 February 2011

Another Loss for Arsenal...Tee! Hee!

Oh! It pains me to make a card for an Arsenal fan but what perfect timing as they lost yesterday against Birmingham City in the Carling Cup Final! HA!HA!HA! This was a request for a young man about to celebrate his 90th birthday who supports Arsenal so I thought I'd combine his age with a score-line. The cool digi is Little Andy from the ever-so-generous Beccy at Beccy' s Place, coloured with PM's & clear, glitter Sakura. The papers are red bazzill cardstock & the Mini Deco Warm Reds collection, the ribbon was a prize from Stampin' Up, red & white Card Candy & a heap of glitter-glue to finish.

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Birthday Wishes
Wild Orchid - Anything Goes

Sunday, 27 February 2011


"Dear Jim'll Fix It. Could you fix it for the FA to reconsider only playing football on warm, sunny, dry days where the pitches are clean & mud free? Not seen you around for a while now...hope I've not left it too late to put in a request. Miss your groovy, shiny Janey xx"

Meanwhile my card today was made for a young lady who's left one of the local football teams. The stamp is from Mo's Digital Pencil coloured with my well-rested Promarkers & simply mounted with foam pads. The letters are "those" Basic Grey letters that I've glazed down.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Promarker "Train"ing day...get it? Doh!

Following yesterdays "Promarker Rest Day" it's time to get these babies back on the treadmill. No rest for the wicked...unless of course your kids are on their half-term hols, then there's plenty of time to rest!!! MWHAHAHA!!! Today's "game" is "Who can make the bestest-ever cuppa?" with extra points for putting a custard cream (or two) on the tray!
Darn those teachers wanting my kids back so soon!!
So a little bit of TLC, a work-out at the gym & a session with a Thai back masseuse & my promarkers are raring to go! My card today is for a Train-a-holic teen, I've used The Engineer from Mo's Digital Pencil, the papers are from DCWV & the blingy letters are from Making memories.
Sun's shining today & the windows look to think off another exciting"game" for the kids!!!

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Promarker Rest Day

As the worlds only Promarker Rescue Centre...I declare today "Promarker Rest Day"! beauties are currently in the spa or treatment room enjoying a well deserved break. 
The numbers & flowers on my card today were cut from MAMBI Honeysuckle paper, the pink card is dotty bazzill & the letters are more of those "I've-lost-the-ability-to-stay-stuck-to-paper-without-being-yelled-at-or-glazed-down" letters from Basic Grey! All finished with my daily dose of glitter.
Off to think of some more "entertaining games" for the children that will keep them amused during half-term that involve the use of an iron, ironing-board & a washing machine!! MWHAHA!!!  

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

"Fore" He's a Jolly Good Fellow!

Watch Out! 
The kids are on their half-term hols' this week so I have taken on my new role as Entertainments Manager.
And what better game to play than "Who Can Vacuum The Carpet The Best?"... followed by "Who's Got The Dirtiest Duster?" The rules are quite straight forward....give each child a vacuum, duster & can of polish & let battle commence. The one with the filthiest duster & fullest dust-bag wins. If your opponent appears to have more grime than you...find another room to clean until the whole house is sparkling!!! Then sit back...and relax...!
Trust me!!! Having sat thru' the film "Gnomeo & Juliet" & Elton Johns wailing I deserve a break!!

So onto my card...tiz Big Guy Golfing from Mo's Digital Pencil. He's been coloured with Promarkers, the papers are from the Papermania Rose Garden collection, letters are from Basic Grey that I've glazed & the leaves are a Nellie Snellen punch. A smattering of glittery stuff & job done!

Entering it at -
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Birthday Wishes
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes
Digital Tuesday - Punches
Make It Colourful - Smooth Gradients
Passion For Promarkers - One For the Boys

Friday, 18 February 2011

3 Little Words

It's The Weekend...AGAIN! Yippie!!
And my weekend is already off to a great start.
A trip to the Supermarket this morning has left me with a HUGE cheesy grin & a skip in my step.
 Whilst putting my trolley back I was approached by an elderly gentleman who told me that he'd just tried to get into the wrong car. It appears another car, similar to his, had parked close by & he'd been trying to get into it, to no avail, before realising his car was parked further along. He said he'd made the mistake coz he was old and when I said "You're not old", blaming it on the day of the week, he announced "I Love You!" and wished me a good day!
My card today therefore reflects my bright, cheery mood.
It's a New Home card made using one of the beautiful stamps "Fairy Tree House" from Make It Crafty. It's coloured with Promarkers & glitter with various bits decoupaged. The papers are from the Wild Rose Studio Spring Fling collection, the leaves & flowers are made from a mixture of Marianne Design Open Flower Trendy & Crealie die-cuts & mini- punches. I added red sequin flowers and  went a bit mad with the glitter but...Hay! Ho!
Have a Fab weekend!!

Entering it at -
Make It Colourful - Shadow & Depth
Digital Tuesday - Die Cuts
Simon Says Stamp - Make Your Own Embellies
Totally Papercrafts - Do It With Digi
Little Claire's - Anything Goes

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Girly Girl!

Morning Campers!
I'm hoping to start my own Gardening Business soon but will be wearing a far more appropriate outfit than the one in my card today. Yeah! High heels & mud just don't mix well!
Today I bring you Girly Girlness in abundance.
 The stamp is Glamorous Gardening from LOTV coloured with promarkers with a mauve, gem necklace. The papers are from the Papermania Henbury Lane collection & the flowers & leaves were cut using Marianne Designs Open Hip Die & Crealies leaf die CLCS2. The flower centres are white card candy & the letters & numbers are from Basic Grey that I've glazed & it's all finished with a coating of glitter glue.

Entering it at -
LOTV - Fav' Colours
PaperPlay - Add Shine
Cute Card Thursday - Shiny Happy Cards
Charisma Cardz - Spring Has Sprung

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Sorry to Disappoint You!

I start today with an blog statistics reveal that I've had 28 hits so far this month from a Porn site! To these poor souls arriving here hoping to find something a bit raunchier I apologise! Maybe I've inspired you so try another kind of recreational persuit!!
Today I bring you Larry Lane from Dude Time Doodles slinging his balls with all his might! This was a request for a friends son who loves bowling. He's been coated in Promarkers. The letters are from Papermania, glazed to stick the little blighters down!!

Entering it at -
Creative Inspirations - Plain & Simple

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

McLaughlin Family Portrait

My card today is for a friend & her family who are moving home.
She has 2 boys & 2 girls so I thought I'd make a family portrait for them using some of the gorgeous & very generous freebie stamps from Beccy at Beccy's Place. They've all been individually cut out & coloured with Promarkers & clear, glitter Sakuras. The "housey" papers were a prize from my bloggy pal Mina a while back...sorry...not sure who makes them. Finished with my daily sprinkle of glitter & a gem necklace.
Keeping it brief today...recovering from being "road-raged" first thing this morning ...gonna take out my angst on a fluffy-duster!
Keep it Real everyone!

Monday, 14 February 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day you gorgeous lot!!
My OH gave me my Valentine' prezzie yesterday...a box of posh Thorntons chocs which the kids "kindly" helped me open and the Glee Rocky Horry CD. We spent the day singing our heads it. Bought back some lovely memories of my youth spent going to parties & shows at various dodgy locations. I was know for my Magenta role back then...I had the album, the books, the playscript, the outfit...heavy sigh...!
You wouldn't see me dead in those outfits now!!! (Unless of course the undertaker is a bit warped!!...Get it? Don't bother!!)
This card was a request for a friend who was 40 last weekend from her hubby. Apparently she loves ballroom dancing & red & the "Celebrate in Style" is her fav' saying. This is Tango from Karen's Doodles coloured with Promarkers, the gorgeous "hearty" papers are from the Basic Grey Sugar Rush collection, tiny, red sequin flowers & a dollop of glitter et Voila!

Entering it at -
Passion For Promarkers - Let There Be Love
Cupcake Craft - I Love You (inc Hearts...DP is heart infested!!)
Lollipop Crafts - Fav' Medium
Pollycraft  - Special Birthday
Fuzzy Wuzzy - Birthday Wishes
Kaboodle Doodles - Hearts & Flowers
Creative Craft - Hearts & Flowers
My Time To Craft - Hearts & Flowers
Stamps R Us - Valentines / Love
Karen's Doodles - Animal friends

Friday, 11 February 2011

It's a Cat's Life!

A late posting today...It'll soon be Valentine's Day so I've spent the morning cleaning vases, making space in the fridge for an assortment of heart-shaped chocs, my undies drawer has room for some garish new outfits fit only for a slim, 18 year old nymph and the letterbox has been enlarged!!
I've had to make several cards lately for the same person who's gonna be celebrating a BIG birthday this weekend. I shall post the rest next week but this is my one to her. A rummage in my stash revealed this's a Penny Black stamp that I've coloured with Promarkers, I've cut out the clothes & pegs again & mounted them with foam pads. The paper is from Paper Cellar, the flowers & leaves are Bazzill lime cardstock using Nellie Snellen & X-cut punches, finished with green gems & glitter.

Have a FAB weekend!

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Sorry! How old...? you think this is too subtle? Not subtle enough?
A request for a 40th Birthday card (in case you hadn't noticed!!). I've handcut the numbers from gorgeous turquoise glitter card, vacuumed the carpet, Me, the cat & everything else that then a had a fine coating of the sparkly stuff!! The bunting is a stamp from Two Peas in a Bucket, the background has been whipped thru' the Cuttlebug using the Spots n' Dots embossing folder.

Entering it at - .

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Dancing Queen

Today I bring you Ballerina Gillian from Prairie Fairy in all her dancing glory...if only I was as light on my feet! I'm more a Flossie Bumblethorpe from Just Inklined. She's all covered up with Promarkers and I've decoupaged her frilly Tutu. The papers are from the Papermania Henbury Lane collection with a flowery border punched out. The swirly bit is a peel-off (Yes! I know...I have sinned!!)
Keep it Groovy!!

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Punch Drunk!

I've gone "punch crazy" with my card today...not a stamp in sight!
I was asked to make a flowery card for a friends Mum which gave me yet another opportunity to use my new Crealies & my all time fav collection of papers from Basic Grey's Indian Summer set. The flowers are 2 sizes of  X-cut punches and a variety of Crealie leaves (CLCS11). Some have been stuck flat, others raised for a bit of dimension. I've used a clear, glitter sakura to give the leaves their veins, flowers have glitter centres & all finished with some gem swirls.

It appears my blog has been playing up & some of the images have decided to go into hiding. Hopefully it's just a blip!

Monday, 7 February 2011

Batten Down the Hatches!!

Boy! It sure is windy out there!
Insanely I chose today to do some Garden Maintenance. I was going stir-crazy indoors & as bleak & windy as it was outside I thought...What the hell...let's go rake some leaves!! Before I knew it, I'd lopped down some shrubs, cut back all the dead stuff & cut the grass...YES! Cut the grass!! I've managed to fill ours & my MILs recycling bins. I only came in for fear that I'd electrocute myself in the drizzle that was falling onto the lawnmower electrics. Still...job done & now the flamin' sun's come out...where was it this morning? Rah!!
I made this card a while ago. The stamp was a freebie a while back from Pollycraft, coloured with Promarkers, cut out & mounted on papers from my wee stash (sorry can't find where it's from), a bit of Card Candy & a turquoise string thingy to finish. The glitter letters are from Making Memories.

Sunday, 6 February 2011


I've been sent this Love Award by Chrissy!
I'd like to thank all the cast & crew in the background of Janey's Cards for their support, loyalty & kindness...although I'm not sure if running from the room in fits of laughter at one of my cards really counts as support! In fact when I cast my mind back, there seems to be a lot of snorting, behind the scenes giggling and a whole lot of head slapping when I have one of my "Ta-Da" presentations!!!

My job now is to thank Chrissy for the award (tick!) & then go & find 3 - 5 other lovely peeps deserving of a bit of love...hmmm! Let me think!

Marlene - Disguised as a Grown Up - for giving me my daily fix of Snark
Judie - I Just Love Crafty Mess - for being one of a few peeps on the planet on my wave length & having the guts to follow her dreams
Beccy - Beccy's Place - for being unbelievably generous with her digi's (ooh! Er!)
Tracey - My Crafty Corner - for just being one of the sweetest bloggeroonies I know
Cheryl - Sassy Cheryl's - for being an awesome designer & coz she's had a sad time of late & deserves some Love!!

Thank you again to spread the Lurv'

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Valentine's Card

Ssh! Don't tell You Know Who, I've made a You Know What for You Know When!!!
Gonna keep this case he walks in!!
The stamp is  "Love Grows" from LOTV, coloured with Promarkers, mounted onto Blissful Bazzill dotted swiss cardstock, the heart paper is from the Mini Deco Warm Red collection, the flowers are die-cuts using my Marianne Design Open Flower Hip & the leaves my "gadget of the week" Crealies CLCS 11 that you can get from Joanna Sheen. A smattering of glitter & job done!

Entering it at -
Allsorts - Love Love Love
Bee-Crafty - Hearts
Bunny Zoe's - Love is in the Air!
By the Cute and Girly - Red is All Around Us!
C.R.A.F.T. - In the Roll of a Die
Cards for Men - Valentine / Love
Crafty Creations - Love Poem Inspiration
Crazy 4 Challenges - Valentines Day
Creative Craft - Hearts & Flowers
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
I Did It - Red
LOTV - Romance
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes + Flowers
Pear Tree Designs - Flowers
Prairie Fairy - For a Sweetheart
Raise the Bar - Hearts
The Secret Crafter - Valentine
Simon Says - Love is in the Air!
Simply Create - Give Your Heart Away
Stampin' for the Weekend - Valentines Card
Wild Orchid - Love is...

PS...Mandy, have I beaten your World Record of challenges entered?

Friday, 4 February 2011

C'Mon Spring!!!!

Don't let the blue sky in the background of this snap fool yer!! If I'd taken this card in the garden to have it's photo taken I reckon we'd both have been blown over the fence & down the road! Crazy weather we're having, today it's s'pose to be 13 degrees (in Feb'!!)
Now I've not bought a Craft mag for absolutely yonks as any funds I make I use to restock my stash supply...BUT...this week Quick Cards are giving away a gorgeous Pink Petticoat Vintage Rose paper stash and I couldn't resist. This card is for a friend's sister & I've used several of the papers for the background, the flowers (using my Marianne Creatables Open Flower Hip die-cutting gadget), the swirls (using my Crealies Swirls CLCS 02) and a bunting digi from Two Peas in a Bucket. The flower centres are white Card Candy with glitter & pearls to finish.

Have a groovy weekend Everyone!

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Hmm!...What to do...

Can't believe it's Thursday already!!! Another weekend of scrapping a football pitch out of my sons boots's a wonder there's still a pitch to play on as most of it is now in my garden!
I'm in the process of inventing very cheap, disposable, bio-degradable football boots that you just sling off at the end of a match on to the pitch. Watch out for me on Dragons Den!
My card today is for my daughters friend known as "G", I've used Lilybean Fairy "Clover I Believe" from Pollycraft & coloured her with...Promarkers...YES! What a shock! The paper is from the Papermania Henbury Lane collection & the flowers are made using my Marianne Creatables Open Flower Trendy die-cutting thingy with a flower gem centre. I've found a BIGGER, CHEAPER alternative to Stickles...Craft Twinkles from Decoart & let it loose to add the finishing touches of Crystal glitter.

Entering it at -
Paperplay - Stamp it Out!

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Morning You! You're Looking Good!!

Ahoola my Bloggy Chums!
I was asked to make a birthday card for a lady who makes her own cards (Yikes! No pressure then!!). Apparently she's quite Arty so I've used the "Paint The Town" digi  from Sassy Cheryls coloured with Promarkers, she also wanted ribbon -  so I've chopped up an adhesive ribbon for flower centres, glitter - the leaves are Crealie die-cut Sugarcoated Cardstock from Doodlebug  and her name (which I stoopidly mispelt the first time round...DOH!) The papers & punched flowers are from the Making Memories Simply Fabulous Meg collection with mauve gems to finish. Hopefully I've pulled it off...and RELAX!

Entering it at -
Sassy Cheryls - Birthday Girl
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Crealies Valentine

It doesn't take much to get my pulse racing... Jim Carey, Promarkers, Dermot O'Leary, my OH (of course, in case he's reading) and searching for the TV remote. But there's a new kid on the block in the shape of Crealies that's got me all excited (Doesn't take much at my age!)
These gorgeous new die-cutting lovelies accidently arrived in the post after I accidently bought them after they accidently dropped into my basket at Joanna Sheens clumsy!
This is a Valentine card request...the stamp is from LOTV, coloured with PM's, mounted onto a scalloped circle, the papers are from the Basic Grey Sultry collection & the leaves are my fab new die-cut Crealies (CLCS11). I've highlighted it all with a clear, glitter sakura pen & added a swirl of green gems to finish.

Entering it at -
Alphabet Challenge - M for Men
Bearly Mine-Challenges - For Men or Boys
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Love is in the Air!
Cards For Men - Valentines / Love
Charisma Cardz - Valentines / Love
Fussy and Fancy - Valentines 
Prairie Fairy - Sweetheart
Simply Create - Give Your Heart Away
Stamptacular Sunday - WhatEva!
The Crafty Pad - Something for the Boys...
Truly Scrumptious - Colour Challenge (49)
Tuesday Taggers - Feel the Lurv
Wild Orchid - Love is...

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