Wednesday, 23 March 2011

WOYWW 23rd March 2011

Morning Bloggers, it's been a long time since I last did WOYWW, I have not been very well and now I am really on the mend. I have blogged a little bit. If you want to know what this is all about visit Julia's blog she is the queen of all WOYWW and try and see what the other 150 or so bloggers have on their workdesk, floor, wherever. Today mine is quite bare as I have been doing a couple of cards. One is for my Partner Peter who is 60 on Sunday and he is Scottish so I had to find a few things to put on the card. I know less is more but this is the exception. The other card is for my Sister in Law who's birthday is the day after.
Peter's one I am colouring the little old man to put in the middle as you can see on my desk with copics.
Sharons card I did with Vellum and punched out so many flowers and butterflies I thought my Martha stewart punch was going to break, it doesn't really like vellum. I put some little beads down the side only because I blobbed some adhesive on the side and it made a small mark - I wasn't going to redo the card again!
Well hope you have a wonderful day. Love and Hugs

Sunday, 13 March 2011


Evening All, cannot believe I have just been sent a Stylish Blogger Award by the very talented Karen of ink, paper and scissors Her blog is so colourful and meaningfull. I have to pass this on to 7 others but first I must tell you 7 things about myself.
1. My favourite colour is Blue.
2. I just love crafting.
3. I have 3 children - 2 girls and 1 boy.
4. I come from a large family 6 girls and 2 boys.
5. I have a very understanding partner.
6. I have 2 Cats - 1 Completely Black I completely White.
7. I am a Scorpio.

The seven people I would like to pass this award on to are :-
1. Wendy Horrod - Confessions of a Quickutz Addict.
2. Kay's Crafty Corner
3. Sketching Stamper
4. Sarah K
5. Cards by Kim
6. A Stamping and Chirping Corner
7. Cheryls creative cards and ATC's

I wish I could pass this on to more because there are a lot of very talented bloggers far more better than me but again many thanks Karen.
So glad England won they didn't play so good today, the Scots played really well, the best since the Rugby started and it was wonderful my Johnny came on, it gave the supporters a great boost. Lovely to see Hugh Grant there too.  Have a nice evening all. Hugs JO.xx

My friend John's Birthday Card.

Morning everyone, not a nice day. Feeling so much better now, hopefully getting over this bug that seems to be hitting everyone.
Made a card this morning for a male work friend who's birthday is tomorrow - talk about cutting it fine. I am now watching the Rugby just so much joy to see England and Scotland play I want England to win. It will be just nice for them to win the grand slam.
When I was at the Craftbarn last week Christine Dark was there demoing such lovely backgrounds with Distress inks and Katzelkraft stamps. I used her idea of spritzing some distress ink colours on a stamp block and then putting it on the card. Then on the main card I put two colours of the brick wall with the spritzing technique again also the Penny fathing man so he looked like he has a shadow n the wall.  The little gold dew drops I got ages ago on ebay.
Well at the moment England has 9 and Scotland 6 and I am off to watch the rest of the game.  Love and Hugs to all. Have a lovely Sunday.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Mums Birthday Card.

Evening Blog friends, isn't it cold, I really don't like this cold weather please let the warm weather come soon. The only thing nice now is the lovely daffodils and crocus shooting out all over and the lovely little snowdrops. I did make a card for my lovely mum didn't get to blog it because I was poorly. So have a lot of catching up to do. Here is the card, which was going to start off heart shaped then ended in a twisted easel card. Tried to make it a bit plain because I like plain but it went over the top but mum liked it.
Another Craftwork card basic 8 x 8 and some  Craftwork cards paper I bought in a pack ages ago but love the lovely pastel colours. Wording again with the slice machine. I did have one before but sent it back because it was cutting all my paper up and didn't work properly. This one is Pink and it works like a dream, I think they sorted out the problem now really liking it. Ribbon was recycled from my Birthday present in November ! It was from John Lewis so it was good quality. The little sentiment was a die from Whiff of Joy again. Used a couple of Martha Stewart punches the butterfly and the heart edge punch. Hope you all have a nice evening . Now getting ready to watch Corrie and Marchlands. 
Lots of love and Hugs

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

50th Birthday Card.

Hi Bloggers, sorry you haven't  heard from me in a long time, but I had that bug earlier in the year and it took it's toll, headaches, vomiting, dizziness, no balance, then it made my back go out. Had to see a Chiropractor still seeing her but on the mend Woe is me. Thats enough of my sorry tale. I am now definately better and will be blogging once again. I did make a card for my Partners best friend who was 50 so here it it. Another Chelsea Fan.
Craftwork cards Papers and Card. Go-Kreate Lingfield Alphabet and Sizzix Happy Birthday. Quickutz Football die and my new toy the pink Slice. Good for numbers and words.

Here is another card I made for my eldest daughter Jo-Anne's friend who is getting Married on Saturday, Jo will not mind me putting it on the blog as her friends are not into blogs. This was the front of the card which is a Easel card and took me ages to make.. Again Craftwork cards card. Quickutz Bride and groom dies which I bought from Creating Everlasting Memories. They have a fantastic sales of Quickutz dies at brilliant prices. So do go on their website.
The lovely heart die trellis is from Whiff of Joy also the stamp. I do love Whiff of Joy they also do marvellous stamps and dies.  I made this card so that it had an extra layer added so that you could add your words and in case it was from all her friends it had plenty of space for them to sign it.
This is the middle of the card I cut out the shapes with nesties, and again the doves were from Quickutz from creating everlasting memories. Well hope you like them. Have fun and a lovely evening.
Hugs and Love JO.xxxx