Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Long time, no blog.

Today I was crafting with some of the residents of a local care home.  It was certainly a new experience and a great deal of fun.  I had asked them to make an 8"x8" tile depicting spring.  They had lots of fun with some diecuts, self-adhesive glitter foam and some enlarged spring-themed digistamps to colour in.  I noticed that one lady was using all the proper shading techniques using only the cheapest sort of felt pens, and the result was absolutely lovely.  She had done her RSA certificate and bad arthritis in her hands now prevented her from continuing her art, examples of which were hanging in her room.   I would like to see what she could do with Promarkers.

It's been over a month since the last blog (work and no April birthdays). There have only been a couple of cardmaking opportunities and here are the results of one: the crafty afternoon at my friend Geraldine's.  After a quick stop-off at Craft Genie to stock up on essentials (churlish not to), we set to practise using her Cuttlebug to create our version of a wonderful Sue Wilson all-white design (blog name "In love with all white").  I had taken along my Moroccan Spellbinders, Whitewash Co'redinations and sander kit.


Thanks to my brilliant (!) photography they look rather different, but that's due to the flash being too close on the lower one.  You can see the detail of the diecuts better if you click on the photo. I would appreciate your comments!

Must start thinking of May birthdays! 



  1. Classy, elegant and delicate Janet. Love the Dies... Mmmmmmm might need those !
    E xx

  2. Janet, these cards are fab, I love them! I too love the Moroccan dies, but worried that if I get them, I won't use any of my other new ones :)

  3. These are beautiful Janet - sounds like you had a fun day at the care home too xx

  4. Great job on the cards Janet...the are both beautiful xx

  5. These are lovely Janet, I bought these dies last week but not used them yet. You have me inspired now.

    Di x

  6. Well the wait was certainly worth it. The cards are really lovely. The first one is my favourite.xx

  7. "Jayelle Cards" has been included in the Sites To See for this week. I hope this helps to attract many new visitors to here.