Wednesday 27 February 2013

Janey’s Digi Designs - Fern

I’m an old-fashioned kinda gal, the type that still writes ‘real’ letters using paper & pen.
Actually I lied… since the invention of the computer, I have lost the ability to wield a pen in such a fashion as to leave legible handwriting on a piece of paper. I have an aunt (AKA Fav ‘H’Aunt) who can write reams of pages using a pen, yes…a pen… and write so neatly, in dead-straight lines, with no spelling mistakes, so crossings-outs, no tippex splodges, just perfectly handwritten letters. I rely on the ol’ computer to write my lengthy letters, spell-check & the trusty printer to produce my ramblings. So, to make up for my letter-writing inadequacies, I like to pop my ‘scrawl’ into handmade cards and this is my latest using my very own Fern digi. Just added a few flowers & Bob’s you’re uncle….although in this case it’s Uncle Brian…lol.

Tuesday 26 February 2013

Step Aside Clooney!

The law states that it is a parents role to occasionally embarrass ones offspring…last weekend it was favourite daughter’s turn.
Following a trip to the cinema with Mr C to see the latest James Bond movie Skyfall last year, favourite son requested the previous 2 Bond DVDs starring Daniel Craig for Christmas.
Against my will I was forced to watch Casino Royale & Quantum of Solace as a ‘Family-Bonding-Exercise’…the thought of which filled me with dread (watching James Bond not being with the family….lol)
BUT…Ding! Dong! Hello Sailor! Waft! Waft!
Anyway, the Skyfall DVD arrived in the shops last week and at almost every turn in the supermarket there’s a life-size cardboard cut-out of God Mr Craig, with those piercing blue eyes, watching me fill my trolley. I joked to favourite daughter that I’d like one of those cut-outs to take home. A barrage of groans and stooopid questions like ‘Why?’ were all that was needed for me to put my plan into action.
Last weekend I dropped said daughter off in town to hang out with her pals while son n’ heir & I did some shopping. Whilst in the supermarket I asked a member of staff what would happen to the life-sized Mr Craig once all Skyfall promotion was over. I can hardly bring myself to write this but… his fate lay with ‘The Compactor’ which sounded like a heinous Bond villain so I asked if I could ‘have him’ (which on reflection probably sounded soooo wrong at the time) after they’d finished with him.
They asked which cut-out I would like so, whilst I watched over our grocery shopping bags, Oliver marched them to the other end of the store to point out which one I was after so a ‘reservation’ could be put on him. Moments later I saw Oliver appear in the distance proudly carrying a 6 foot Daniel Craig, heads turning in bewilderment as he walked pass 20+ check-outs teeming with customers.
Within seconds Mr Craig was stood beside me…This was My Moment.
I rang Sophie & said we were going home and if she wanted a lift (which I knew she would….MWHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!) to meet us just inside the supermarket doorway where we would wait for her MWHAHAHAHAHA again!!!
Oh the look on her face when she arrived was PRICELESS!!!
Carrying him & 100 bags of shopping across the car-park was also priceless as was trying to squeeze 2 kids, Me, 100 bags of shopping & a 6 foot cardboard Daniel Craig into the car.
So here he stands in the conservatory, where I can watch over him thru’ the kitchen window. Much-Beloveds initial ‘cardboard-envy’ has now waned and he sees ‘Dan’ more as a burglar deterrent rather than something for me to be found fondling & drooling over on these cold winter evenings.
Anyway, favourite daughter suitably embarrassed…Tick…my work here is done.

Saturday 23 February 2013

Embarrassing The Kids

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As a mother it is my role, nay the law, for me to find a variety of ways to embarrass my kids.
I mean, for goodness sake, I must get some pleasure out of life.
So today I humiliated favourite daughter BIG TIME…but I can’t reveal just how I did it yet until I have photographic evidence available…all I can say is 007….nuff said.
Further details to follow…watch this space. mwhahaha!!
Meanwhile here’s a cutesy card for your delight n’ delectation….enjoy!
Stamp - Full Heart - Mo's Digital Pencil
Background die-cut with Memory Box Wild Blooms die

Friday 22 February 2013

Phwoar…What a Whopper!

Only last weekend the Doc (AKA Doctor Digi’s House of Stamps) caught me hanging out my smalls on Wash Day, this week he found me at work, gardening with my Green Fingers & Thumbs.
The Doc’ claims it’s Deirdery with her whopper of a prize marrow but if any of my Tidy Garden clients see this card they’ll see the similarities are uncanny….lol.

Entering it at -
Totally Papercrafts - Hope for Spring
Fab n' Funky - Flower Power
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes

Thursday 21 February 2013

Mo’s Digital Pencil Blog Hop


Ahoy & welcome to this months blog hop for Mo’s Digital Pencil. Our hostess is ‘The Queen of Layers’ Debby with her chosen theme of …
Babies - fairies or normal (read as human)
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Here’s mine, Baby Fairy with Ladybug, which comes as a set of 3 adorable fairies & 3 bugs. The background is made of paper squares from the Docrafts Tulip collection.
I hope you’ll join in with our hop, there’s 2 x $5 vouchers up for grabs for 2 lucky people, to spend at Mo’s store, who leave a comment somewhere along the hop.
If you’re already on the hop then you should have arrived from Kerttu’s beautiful blog, after me it’s ‘The Queen of Embellies’ Julie.
If you’d like to start back at the beginning then you need to go to Debby’s fabulous blog.
Enjoy xx

Sunday 17 February 2013

Discarded Tutus

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I have a pot of Cyclamen this colour that have now been flowering for 3 months. A couple of petals have dropped this week & they look like discarded ballerina tutu’s lying on the window sill.
This is another of my own creations, the Cyclamen, which you can get in my shop here.
Don’t forget to the follow Janey’s Digi Design Team blog, coz they’ve been knocking out some absolute crackers lately. Trust me…you don’t want to miss any of their amazing creations.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend xx

Friday 15 February 2013


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Airing ones ‘smalls’ outside on a breezy day is one of those joys of spring to look forward to…that and daffodils.

Monday 11 February 2013


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Can you keep a secret?
Promise not to tell?
*Whispered voice*
Spring’s almost here…I have evidence.
After a recky round the Tidy Garden Mr C & I are happy to report bulbs emerging, leaf buds forming & birds getting friendly n’ all that.
Now…keep it to yourself until the coast’s clear.
My card today is made using one of own designs, Daylily Beth, that you can get from my shop here at Janey’s Digi Designs.

Saturday 9 February 2013

The New Beckham

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Sunday’s almost upon us and for Mr C & I it means one thing……ffffffffffreeeeeeezing on the touchline watching our son Oliver play football. He’s been given the name Ollie Beckham as he’s a dab hand at corners and long-range free kicks straight into the goal.
I have to confess I’m hoping there will be heaps of rain & snow tomorrow, the pitch will be too soggy or frozen and the game will be called off. What ever you’re up to, stay snug n’ warm. I’m off to do a ‘bad weather’ dance.

Friday 8 February 2013

Hosepipe Ban

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It was about this time last year that news reporters started looking at the state of our water supply here in Blighty, with dried up rivers & depleted reservoirs. Within 2 months we were plunged into a nationwide hosepipe ban.
Cue 365 days worth of ‘ocean-filling’ rain fall.
Gardening Gus from Doctor Digi's House of Stamps can put that dodgy hosepipe back in the shed and while you’re there you might want to dig out your rainmac.

Wednesday 6 February 2013

New Digi Release

Daylily Beth

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My latest release is in honour of a fellow flower-addict and friend known in the gardening blogging community as Beth ‘Queen of Daylilies’.
Her blog, aptly named ‘Daylily Soup’, is like a wander through paradise and her addiction to Daylilies is obvious.
I dare you to visit her garden blog without being left inspired and your purse a little lighter with your own found addiction.
Here’s a couple of photo’s just to tease you.
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This is just a miniscule snap from Beth’s garden…visit her blog at your peril….mwhahaha!

Daylily Beth digi available at Janey’s Digi Designs

Design Team inspiration here.

Tuesday 5 February 2013

New Digi Release…


Here’s my latest creation, a framed Cyclamen, available at Janey’s Digi Designs

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I bought this Cyclamen back in November of last year. It was flowering its head off then & it’s still going strong almost 3 months later.

Cyclamen (Framed) available here.

Design Team inspiration here.

Sunday 3 February 2013

My Chubby Valentine

Mo (AKA Mo’s Digital Pencil) has an uncanny knack of capturing all of my great assets when creating her fabulous digital images. Sometimes I thinks she makes the odd faux pas when clearly she’s been on the sherbert…I mean honestly, where do I keep those wings under my anorak?
But in general, the likeness is awesome…chubby knees (tick!), mahoosive basoomas (tick!) and electrified hair (tick!)

Chubby Valentine – Mo’s Digital Pencil
Docrafts ‘With Love’ papers
WOJ Heart die

Entering it at -
Great Impressions - Have a Heart
Robyns Fetish - Have a Heart
My Time to Craft - Love is in the Air
Crafty calendar - Love & Marriage
By the Cute & Girly - Roses are Red
Simply Create Too - Valentine's Day
I Love Promarkers - Love is all Around
Try it on Tuesdays – Valentines

Friday 1 February 2013

Sick Man Alert!

Poor chap.
With the weekend looming, his wife’s downstairs putting the finishing touches to his ever-growing ‘To Do’ list.
The sight of it earlier had bought him out in a cold sweat but now it’s full-blown man-flu.
He’s a man for goodness sake!!!
One job at a time.
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