Sunday, 13 December 2009

Wall hanger for the Rolfe's

My in-laws have had an incredibly bad year and to be honest we did not know if my father in law would be here. He was told in May that he may have as little as 5 months left. He is doing quite well at the moment and they are preparing for a Christmas at home with family. I thought I would make this cute little wall hanger for them which simply says Christmas at the Rolfes. The picture doesn't do this any justice really .. but I'm sure you'll get the point. Janie xx

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Happy anniversary

Such a busy time of year for everybody ... and amongst all those Christmas preparations and Christmas cards and such likes I like a lot of people have birthday and anniversary cards to make too. My brother and his wife have been married for 31 years and I remember their wedding day as if it was yesterday. There is 10 years between me and my brother Colin but I am so close to him. My sister in law is very special to me too, but then, I have known her since I was 8 years old and that's an awful long time ago..... anyway they are very very special to us and we love them very much. Happy Anniversary Colin and Elaine. We love you xx

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Butterfly box

Just wanted to share with you the box I just made with my scor-pal and my cricut gypsy... I really really enjoyed making this cute little box ... It has an acetate centre, so maybe some homemade biscotti or chocolates will be placed in there for someone special .. I wonder who that someone might be xx Janie xx

Thursday, 3 December 2009

What have I done???????????????????????

This is the mother of all mistakes... I sold my baby cricut on ebay a few days ago as used but very well looked after. Complete with all manuals and cables and new cutting mat.. no cartridges... Just got an email from the buyer to say .. Hey where's the overlay ?? Overlay I'm thinking, what overlay .... So I get out all my cartridges and guess what... When Mrs Stupid linked all her carts to her new gypsy she left George in the machine. I have emailed and asked for George to come home but we'll have to wait and see. Anyone with a cricut will understand what I am going through without George. I know he's linked to my gypsy but I would like him back ... :-(

Will keep you informed on the outcome... xx


Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Cricut is such a fantastic sport!!

Well, I've got the gypsy up and running and just love it, love it, love it... but .... my cricut just wasn't big enough ... Shhh that's what I convinced myself with anyway. Sooooooooo, I put it up for sale and a few other non used craft items and hey ... I'm the proud mummy of a cricut expression now... and I love it.. I miss my baby cricut but this expression is just awesome. Trouble is now, I just don't know what to play with. They say bigger is better and I guess they're right. Will put some cricut expression creations on here as soon as possible. xx

Sunday, 29 November 2009

My challenge for the weekend ...

Well, a local crafting friend of mine who worked until recently for Fee J Designs has decided to compose a website for digital downloads. On Friday she sent me a message through facebook to ask me to do some samples from some of her downloads. So today being the first opportunity I printed off the papers and got to work. Here's my interpretation of those papers. What I had to work with was very vibrant and cheery. I had great fun working with Deb Mitchells digital downloads. I wish her all the luck in the world with her new venture.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009


Well, still no Gypsy from Ideal world!! So been onto them again and I have been assured that my missing parts will be sent out today...Lets hope so eh!!

Cannot believe what I have had to go through to obtain the missing parts. Anyway whilst I've been waiting I've been looking to purchase an Expression .. may have said that before but hey I'm over 40 so I'm aloud to repeat myself. I'm over 40 so I'm aloud to repeat myself.....hee hee. So my Cricut original is up for sale.. will be sad to see it go but can't have it all ..

Hopefully by the weekend I will be posting my work helped along by my gypsy... I am so envious of all of you that received yours complete .. Will keep you posted on my gypsy.. xx

19.30hrs - Just had a phone call from Ideal world to say that my missing charges will be sent out today via special delivery post ... Let's watch that space eh.

Friday, 20 November 2009


Well I've not been on here for ages. Personal life became very hectic and with one thing and another my blog had to go to the back of the queue. My father in law is dying of pancreatic cancer and I've been diagnosed with Inflammatory bowel disease in the form of ulcerative colitis. Good days and bad days ... more bad than good but hey ho ..

I still have the most wonderful husband although he has his moments!! Two wonderful teenage boys .. who I love more than life itself. If only they knew how much they just would not believe it.

So back to the present and my blog... I need to get on here more I really really do.

I just bought .. oops sorry my husband has just bought me a Cricut Gypsy. Gyspy delivered and all excited I open it up and turn it on ... Wow this little machine is amazing. Hold on there's no power cables so I cannot charge this machine when the battery dies.... Hey I'm getting into this now ... O my god!! The battery has gone .. no power cables so I phone Ideal World and tell them of my missing parts. Don't worry I am told, we'll raise an enquiry and find out if you should have some power cables!! Erm hello ... Surely you would not buy a new car and not expect a key!!

Would you????

So we're now 5 days on and still nothing.. Phone Ideal World again and I am told I'll have to leave it until Wednesday. I know when I get this sorted out I will be very happy with my gypsy but until then I just keep looking at videos and other peoples work from their gypsy's and work myself up.

Can't wait to post some Gypsy work on here.... Stay tuned.

Have a great weekend


Sunday, 28 June 2009

Stooooop!! I'm calling "Time Out"

Well today is Sunday 28th June 2009. Tomorrow my husband has a track day at Donington Park courtesy of Dunlop Tyres through our tyre wholesaler. He goes today as we live about 200 miles away and obviouly he needs to be fresh as a daisy for the track.

So whilst my mans away I shall play... Crafting heaven here I come.

I'm deciding today whether or not to purchase the Sure cuts a lot software ... Think by the end of the day I will... Looks like the way to go to me. If you know different then let me know.

Today I shall be making a word book with the help of my Cricut and My craft studio software (who I now design samples for)

I've been doing a lot of work lately in lilac and pastel greens but today I think I'm in a blue, cream and rust mood so I guess today will be male orientated. Does that mean I'm missing my man already???

My word of the day today is Contagious ... Why ????? Because I hope if you're reading this or any other craft blog you will be infected by this fantastic past time.... Go on give it a try ... You know you want to....

Shall post pictures of whatever I come up with today later if thats OK.

Love to all


Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Keeping to my promise followers

Hi Followers

I promised you all that I would make a pact to blog each and every day ... So here I am. I've been making more and more friends on the internet through and on and there are truly some lovely people out there around the world who share my passion for crafting.

Most are very inspirational and enjoy this wonderful passion as much as I do.

I have been fortunate enough to start making samples for Create and Craft TV and I have been having an absolute blast.

My work was shown yesterday on their blockbuster day... How proud am I??

I have so many ideas running around in my head and so many projects to upload so please bear with me.

I recently became friends with a lady called Cookie in NY and I have been helping her with a Cricut problem she has had. She is so funny ... Thankyou Cookie for becoming my friend.

Well I am back to work now ... well after I've made a cuppa. Then I shall look forward to going home to upload my projects from

Love to all



Saturday, 23 May 2009