Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Show and Tell bags...


Morning everyone, hope your all having a good week so far...
Just a quick post from me to show a couple of little bags I made for Carla, she wants them for her class in Sept; they are quite tiny and were made from material I had in stash from when Mia was small....the calico I bought on-line from Amazon....
made the bunting from odds and sods and the letters are felt, covered in glitter.....don't know how long that will last but will sort that out 'if and when'....
 This is the other one, tried to make it abit more  boyish, still no lettering yet...
and as I was running out of the material fast, I cut up and did abit of patch-work, not the best...I know....but still.....
Anyway, Carla says she is happy with them and I hope the little ones have fun using them....
That's all from me for a while, I need to stop and re-charge, wish I was as fit as I once was...but there you go...
Thanks for the visit, see you soon...
Hugs Janette.xx

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Bag time....


Happy, wet and windy, Wednesday to all in the UK...well most of us anyway, if your in a sunny part of the world, enjoy and think of us ...is this REALLY our summer....our village Gala is this week-end, fingers crossed it dries up before then....

I am here to show a bag I made a few week's ago for a cousin of Mia', she loves these so will be happy ....I hope.....with this one....
The patterned material is from Hobby-craft, real good quality I have to say.....and the calico is some I bought ages ago on-line from Safron designs, through Amazon...
The design is a copy of a Debbie Shore bag, but I made mine a separate pocket front instead of sewing together....
Very easy to make and if you get a chance nip onto Debbie Shores blog or you tube and get lots of fab inspiration....
In the mean time, thank you for popping in to see what I am up to, will call and see you, Mia is here today as she broke-up yesterday lunch, the boys and Carla don't finish til Thursday, I can tell you, Lucas was not a happy chappie going to School this morning, I watched from the window and he looked so shocked as Mia made her way to my house....oh tomorrow should be fun and games....lol...glad I don't have to deal anymore....haha....
Have a lovely day ...take care...
Hugs, Janette.xx

Sunday, 19 July 2015

A labour of love..!!!!!!!!


Good afternoon, hope your all enjoying a lovely Sunday where ever you are..
I just popped on to show this book, it's a scrap kind of memento saver really,it has taken me far longer than I thought, {Last Monday to be precise.. } and as I told my good pal AuntySue earlier in the week, I was sorry I started it..lol...
ANYWAY....
A BIT PICTURE HEAVY, BUT HERE GOES...
I took three 6x6 boards, cut the centre one in half to make a spine, covered with material that is wadded to give a soft touchy feel...
Each page is made from A4 card, folded in half with a pocket fold at the base for tags etc;, I also left the tops open, again for tags and bits and bobs...you know the script I'm sure...
As you can see.....lots and lots of stamping, paper choosing, die-cutting and general hair tearing going on....it all took far to long for me, my hands can't stand the strain I hate to say, nor can my nerves....
The little boxed envelope on the back there is for spare bits , well you all know who has it....Mia is the reason it ever got finished.....lol....
I think you have suffered enough...thanks soooooo much for looking....it could be a while before I attempt another......but it will be even better....lol...
Enjoy your day....
Hugs, Janette.xxxxxx



Sunday, 12 July 2015

Been playing again...



Good morning, hope your having a nice week-end...
Was having a play the other day and made another mini wreath, I love these, so cute...
This is half covered in string and then blitzed with flowers etc, mostly from wild orchid ...
I can tell you that glue gun worked extra hard for this one....lol...
Hope you like....see you soon,
Hugs Janette.xxx

Friday, 10 July 2015

CraftyCatz challenge #287.......Summertime



A very good morning to you all in blogland..
It being Friday can only mean one thing....CC challenge day...AND...it's our very last one until 14thAugust....
YEP...we are off on our summer hols, all packed and ready to go, {AuntySue is co-driver with our boss lady Carol...so if you spot a large van, lots of woman with LOTS of glue and glitter stuck on the windows, give us a wave...haha}... 
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The challenge this time is hosted by the lovely Cindy and she would love to see
SUMMERTIME on your creations...
we are very lucky to be sponsored by the fab people over at SamiStamps who also kindly provided the team with images....Thankyou...
 
Prize details on challenge blog..
 
Here is my card using
'Basketfull'..
I felt very unhappy with this card, not at all what I thought and at this point I just can't change it, I am so 'done in'...lol...but those strawberries are so yummy, Mia likes hers with lots of sugar on....can't imagine how she came up with that one...!!!!...naughty Nanna...
So that's about all folks, Oh I almost forgot, we are running a GDT call for next month, please sign up for it, we are a very happy lot, and extremely friendly...so why not have ago, you'll never know if you don't try....
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I will be popping in and out of blogland, but I hope to be sat in my garden alot, and the grandkiddos will, no doubt be here, alot...lol....don't forget to come join us when we come back...take care all...
Hugs, Janette.xxxx 

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Something other than a card for a change...


Good morning and a very Happy Independence day to all who celebrate it.....
I can show this to you now as I am certain it arrived last week with the person it was made for, I get tired of card making, as you may have noticed from time to time...so a nice wall hanger for a friend...fingers crossed it wasn't to frilly or fancy for her taste....
Cut some thick board into a heart shape, paper and painted and used brick stencil and butterfly stencil with grunge paste, added beads around edge, ribbon from stash, flowers, charm and bird, wild orchid, heart tag has pc generated sentiment....I really enjoy making things like this, I do have one waiting it's turn to show you, more of a wreath again....lol...
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Have a good week-end, it's still very warm but we had the mother of storms with us in the night,but the thunder and lightning were such a wonderful sight...free show across the fields looked amazing.... I even had to shut the window for a while, soon opened again...the heat...how do people sleep in hot countries....or can they still afford to run fans etc....who knows....
Have a nice day lovelies..xxxx

Friday, 3 July 2015

CraftyCatz challenge #286...ANYTHING GOES....



Good morning and happy Friday...
Can you believe we are in July...OMG....what happened to June..!!!!..
Speaking of time, my daughter, Carla, is 36 on Sunday....and my eldest son is about to be 39....where the heck did that go, I'm tellin' you, don't blink...lol...
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This week at CraftyCatz it's our boss lady Carol's theme week, which is always ANYTHING GOES..
We are very happily sponsored by the fabulous
BUGABOO
who kindly donated our brilliant images....
Prize details on challenge blog...
Here is my card using the Cute Puppy image...
 Is this the cutest dog ever.....
Coloured with Flex marker, 
Prima DP..from the Cartographer pad
string stash.
I don't usually enjoy colouring animal images, but he was such a joy, really sweet..
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That's all for today, I hope you will come and join us...
Now next week we are on our last challenge as we are having a nice long-ish summer break...so please pop along as we are also having a new GDT call...until then, have a lovely week-end...
HUGS Janette.xxx

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