Saturday, 26 October 2013

The Green Scene

Morning everyone,

I hope you have a lovely weekend planned.  I am doing the final prep for the Claritystampers East workshop tomorrow.

This card is not new, but it was shown over the Clarity weekend on Create and Craft, so I thought I would give it an airing on here.

I think the inkpad I used is 'Meadow' but I can't be sure.

Everything is simply stamped.  The corners and edges are done by using the edges of the tree stamp.  The trees are cut out and layered on top.

Have a wonderful weekend
Janet x

Tuesday, 22 October 2013


Hello bloggers!

This is another of my favourite cards from the last Clarity weekend shows.  I love tree stamps - luckily Barbara does too and Clarity keep bringing out lovely new tree designs

These saplings are line art, so I had great fun colouring in all the tiny leaves with my new wink of stella pens (yes, you definitely need to get them!!!)
The duck is stamped separately, cut out and stuck over the top.

Thank you for visiting,
Janet xx

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Hello Scotland!

Morning all,
I hope you are all having a good weekend so far.
This card is one of my favourites from the shows last weekend - it is very simple, I know, but I am pleased with the way it turned out!
When I was deciding what to do with this kit, I didn't want to put the castle in the frame, because I thought that was the obvious thing to do and wanted to do something different, so I had a rummage and found the lovely stag and a lone tree, which I think work well with the Scottish theme.
It al all stamped in blue (possibly stonewashed, but I can't remember!), then the usual torn paper mask trick for the hills.  There is a tiny bit of green and grey promarker on the castle.
I managed to resist the temptation to put something in the bottom right corner!
Hope you like it!
As always, thanks for taking the time to stop by
Janet xxx

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Another weekend of Clarity

Hello folks,

This was a different sort of weekend of Clarity and mostly involved watching Barbara launch the new DVD on TV, as well as her regular shows. 
This card is the one I did as a step by step, but unfortunately it didn't get shown as the stamps and stencils sold out quite quickly.

The colours I've used are Stream and Terra Cotta, the background is done with the leafy swirl and dotty wave stencils and the wording across the strip is done with the wonderful letter box kit and some of the lovely new shapes that go with it.  The tiles are coloured with promarkers.
Thanks for looking!  Have a lovely day xxx

Monday, 7 October 2013

A weekend of Clarity

Hello bloggers,

Well, this weekend was a bit of a Claritystampers East-fest for me!  Saturday, it was the lovely Bawburgh crew.  I chose the treescape stencil and stamp and the outline ducks to work with


The second of these cards was heavily based on a card Jo Rice did for the DT.  I loved the idea of the stencil and stamp together, so I asked if I could pinch the idea for a workshop.  Check out Jo's blog for the original.

On Sunday, I did the first of the Suffolk workshops in Great Blakenham, it was brilliant to meet a lovely lot of new ladies, everyone was a bit nervous to start with, some of the ladies had never been to a workshop before, but we soon settled down to making cards and having a good time.

'Pud' is one of favourite Claritystamps, but I don't see it being used much, so thought I would give it a bit of an airing, so we did this at both workshops.
The two cards below are the one we did in Great Blakenham, both involve brayering and I was so impressed with how well everyone did - especially those who had never brayered before!

I am already planning the next lot!!

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Angling for a card

Hello lovely peeps,

I am back home after a lovely few days away.  The main purpose of the trip was to visit Monkey World in Dorset.  I have been watching the 'Monkey Life' series on TV for a while now and always wanted to go.

I loved it there, - maybe not the best place if you don't like Primates, but I found them amazing, especially as these are all rescued, some of them from appalling conditions and dreadful cruelty.  It is wonderful to see them lead some semblance of normal primate life.

Before we went, Simon celebrated a birthday, this is the card I did for him - he is a very keen angler and likes very simple cards.

I decided to go for a 'strip' which fitted the bill well.

All done in browns, blue and greys.

The stamps are all from clarity apart from the 'Happy Birthday' which is from 'Stampin' up'

Hope you like it and thanks for visiting xx