Wednesday, 9 September 2009

School's Back In........Hooray!!!

I'm an avid (nay, obsessive) member of the Trimcraft forum, joining way back in April this year and have been toying with the idea of starting a blog, if only to try to get my hands on some of the scrummy Blog Candy that I see all of the time!

Well, I did say that once my boys had returned to school, I'd try my hand at blogging. Haven't a clue what I'm doing, so please bear with me!!

I went into hibernation on Tuesday after I dropped off Lou at school, just me and Kitty (our gorgeous new kitten) and good old peace and quiet. As I needed to make a couple of cards this week for family and friends' birthdays, etc., I decided to take advantage of the free time and got stuck in.

Firstly, I needed to make a card for my fishing-mad brother. The photo is pants, but the fisherman's hat, fish and hands are decoupaged. I used the Gone Fishing stamp set by Woodware and coloured with Promarkers.

Next, I needed to make one for my mate, Elaine. I used the Bloom and Grow papers from My Mind's Eye and my stamped image is Loves Me Tilda by Magnolia, coloured with Promarkers and a blob of Stickles. The glittery flower is by Prima and had a beige brad in the centre, which I "stickled" over with Eucalyptus. The sentiment is by American Crafts, embossed with their Zing Embossing Powder in Vanilla.

Finally, I've had this image coloured and in my "To Do" shoebox (how glam am I???) for absolutely ages. I've set myself the challenge of making cards with all of the images that I've pre-coloured. Again, the photo is pants, as you can't really see the design on the papers. It's fab clouds and is called Chicken Little by Cosmo Cricket. I sort of wish I'd done this differently, as it didn't quite turn out how I'd have liked. Anyway, the image is from Rain, Snow, Shine by The Greeting Farm, coloured with Promarkers.
Got a busy schedule for the rest of the week, although I'm hoping to have time to make a card for Lee-Anne's (funkymotha) Sketch Challenge on Trimmie before Saturday and have a stab at the new Trimmie Challenge 34, with it's Autumnal theme. Fingers crossed........
BTW, the photos are coming out in the wrong order and at the top of the post....HEEEEYYYLLLPP!!!


  1. Hi Janeen Fantastic blog and cards.

  2. Hi Janeen - glad you are joining us in blogland - great cards. You need to highlight the card you want befor uploading on your page from blogger - if that makes sense! You should still be able to move them around.....Cheers Claire x

  3. Welcome to blogland! Fantastic cards, can't wait to see more! I'm sure if you just sort of drag them down (This is when you're doing your typing and up loading your pic's) I use the smaller sized picture and then just, well, basically, yell at them and drag them to where I roughly want them...and see that loooooooong gap from the end of your writing to where the comments start, if you go back into blogland, where you typed it all..go to your last word heeeyyllppp!! and put your curser and on the end, then if you use your delete button it should take up the slack! If you make a mistake, I've found, don't save it, just go straight back to the blog and it will be as it was before you had a play.


  4. Hello Nennie :)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting :)
    I have become a follower of your blog .
    I think how the pictures work is put the one you want at the top, in last .
    Also your cards are cute, the Tilda one I really like :)
    If you have any questions just email me :)
    Have a good night,

  5. Welcome to Blogland Janeen. Beautiful cards, especially the Tilda one.
    Just add in your pics the opposite to how you want them be, then they should be in the right order.
    Hope to see more of your lovely creations soon.
    Julie x

  6. So good to see you in blogland Janeen!
    Love your gorgeous cards!
    Such fabulous images and your colours and details are wonderful!
    kim x

  7. Hi Janeen
    At last you have your blog up and running (fabulous photos of Louis and Alex, but where is that photo of the lovely Janeen I ask myself???!!). Your cards are fab. as always, and re. your question about adding photos to your posts - the one you want to be at the top of your blog post should be added last (ie: the last thing you add to your post appears at the top). Took me ages to get used to that!! Thanks for your lovely comments. Have a great weekend.
    Love, Sylvia xxxx

  8. Hi Janeen, Yipeee!! you've done it, lovely to see you here on blogland. Cards are gorgeous hun as always, love the tilda one. I've become a follower and I look forward to seeing more of your creations and also taking part in the challenges.
    Hugs Suzi x

  9. great blog, you are doing fab! great cards


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