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Monday, 26 December 2011

I love Cupcakes

Sorry not been up to blogging much lately been a hard time lately with my father having major operation and visiting hospital over past week anyway today I made a simple card with color core card and embossing folder.  It is for a  friend who stepped into the breach on my last event and went and bought me lots of cakes and cupcakes as the lady who was making them could not come at last minute.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Janes Oriflame

My new website for Oriflame
Janes Oriflame
My New Blog

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Pamper & Crafts Event

My event went well and lots fun was had by all:
There were tables with handmade soaps
All things wooly by Amber
Amy's Jewellery
Oriflame natural Swedish Cosmetics (my new venture)

Cakes and cupcakes courtesy of Costco:)




My mums flowers



Heather's Nails and Massage





Pams knitted toys and rag dolls

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Pamper and Crafts Event November 26th

Time
26 November · 14:00 - 17:00

Location
Howden clough community centre
Leeds Rd, Batley, WF17 0HY
Batley, United Kingdom



More info
Pamper and Crafts Event
Cup Cakes by Talia
Handmade cards by Jane
Soaps by Maureen
Jewellery by Amy
Oriflame Natural Swedish Cosmetics
Mini make-up consultation by Ava
All things Woolly by Amber
Mini massage & nails by Heather
Knitted dolls by Pam

Free entry and refreshments available
http://www.yell.com/b/Howden+Clough+Community+Centre-Community+Centres-Batley-WF170HY-2419658/index.html
Hope to see you there:)
Here is a map
http://www.bing.com/maps/?where1=WF17+0HY

More info on facebook
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=288907007805971

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Oriflame Consultants Required Local to Morley LS27 in Morley, Leeds | Health & Beauty Jobs | Gumtree.com

I am an Oriflame Consultant and I am looking for people to join my team in the Morley area of Leeds West Yorkshire

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Invites

I am planning a pamper & crafts event and I wanted some invites printing anyway I got some from this lady and I am really impressed http://inexpensivedesigns.co.uk/default.htm
and I would definitely go back for more

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Baptism card

I made this for a man who got baptised as a Jehovah's Witness
As you know suitable baptism cards for Witnesses are hard to buy in shops
I used a shirt topper I had a friend made

A lovely RAK

I got a card from a friend and had to share as I think it is BEAUTIFUL
I love the design and how it is so delicate and detailed like a scrapbook page on a card

Friday, 14 October 2011

Oriflame

I am trying a new business venture Oriflame Natural Cosmetics and I signed up as a Consultant check out my facebook page for more infohttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Janes-oriflame/267691903262556

Monday, 10 October 2011

The Sale:)

My sale went ok but think the heat wave put people off somewhat.
I didn't sell many cards but I did get a couple of new Neways customer so that was good.
And my friends had their nails done and some a massage.
It was a long day and I was on the go from 10am till 7pm phew!
You can view the pix from it here

Friday, 30 September 2011

only one day

Just got today to finish preparing for my sale.  Been hectic as had relatives over this week.
It is forecast hottest day of year tomorrow so hope not everyone will be at the beach!

Friday, 16 September 2011

Busy

Sorry not been blogging much with one and another not had time, energy or motivation. Had a nice holiday in Wales And busy organising for my sale October only 2 weeks away Am thinking card kits, calendars as an extra to cards which I have plenty of!

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Anniversary/Marriage Quotes


Love is one long sweet dream,
and marriage is the alarm clock. 

Spouse:  someone who'll stand by you through all the trouble you wouldn't have had if you'd stayed single.

It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.




Marriage, n:  The state or condition of a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making in all, two. 

Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.  



Baby Verse

A son of youth is like an arrow,
In the hand of a mighty man,
Aim in the right direction,
As quickly as you can

Then he'll bring you joy,
And make you proud and glad,
He'll view you as his friends,

Not just his mum and dad


© J Andrews


PLEASE NOTE MY POEMS ARE TO BE USED ONLY 
FOR PERSONAL USE NOT FOR CARDS YOU SELL

Anniversary Verse

I thought I would put a few verses on of mine which you can use but only for personal use not in cards you sell and please put a copyright J. Andrews underneath


Congratulations, another year,
Of course there's more to come,
As you draw closer to each other,
And really act as "one"


God's blessings you have found
As you serve him a pair,
There cannot be a greater joy,
So treasure it as rare


© J Andrews




Wednesday, 3 August 2011

June Card Competition Winner!

Winner of the June card competition Summer Theme is Gill McCall
A deserving winner I am sure you agree.
Instructions can be found here 

To see all the cards entered go here
Everybody did amazingly well it was hard to choose my favourite card
Join in my August Scrapbook Challenge here 
This one is just for fun no prizes

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

New storage

I got a new storage unit from Gumtree it's an ikea one and was only £25 inc delivery and it's full already I put my scrapbook albums in the cupboards below and also photo albums and then in the drop down bit I put stationary So bit by bit does it......

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

July Card Competition

Just a few more days to enter the July Card Competition on Face book
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=242852445725380
UK entrants only

Monday, 27 June 2011

Home Sale

My mum's friend had a home sale she sells hand bags and jewellery and the room was full as you can see

But she managed to squeeze me in the doorway with my cards

I sold quite a few cards but as usual spent more than I took and came home with 3 necklaces and a hand bag!

Stamp Storage

Good ideas for stamp storage
http://itsacreativeworld.typepad.com/its_a_creative_world/2009/05/stamp-storage.html
http://itsacreativeworld.typepad.com/its_a_creative_world/2009/07/stamp-storage-part-2.html

Friday, 3 June 2011

Just Giving for M.E.

I am trying to raise funds for Action for M.E. via sales from my site and my Just Giving Page
Thanks for any support you can give to this worthy cause

Craft Creations: June Card Challenge - Bold And Bright

Craft Creations: June Card Challenge - Bold And Bright: "Hi Everyone, The subject for the June Challenge is a card following the theme of 'Bold And Bright' suitable for any occasion of your choic..."

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Craft Creations: May Card Challenge - Flowers

Craft Creations: May Card Challenge - Flowers: "Hi Everyone, The subject for the May Challenge is a card featuring a flower or flowers suitable for any occasion of your choice - Excludin..."

Me Awareness Event in York this Saturday

My friend is having an event in York for ME Awareness if you are able to attend it is this Saturday and details are here
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=123133971097161

Me Awareness May 12th 2011

As it is ME Awareness on May 12th I am giving 50% to Action for ME from all sales from my site 
Thank you for supporting this worth cause

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Facebook

For those who use facebook which is probably almost all of you I have an account for my business if you wanted to join it go to http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=100002249862883&aid=10990#!/profile.php?id=100002249862883
I already have 130 friends on there:)

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Harrogate Papercrafts Fair March 19 2011


Harrogate Papercrafts Fair a video by thinleela on Flickr.

Went here yesterday here is a video for those who missed out and want to get the idea what the atmosphere was like

Thursday, 17 March 2011

An Inspiration Lady

I bought some cards from a friend in the USA called Dorcas, I have seen some of her cards before but these are just unbelievable so I had to show them off to you.  My SIL is from the US and she got to visit Dorcas recently and bought me some of the cards home and I was like WOW, the detail on them is stunning you have to see them to believe it.  I only wish I was half as good as she is, oh well something to aim for.
See her blog here Dorcas Designs

Here are my favourites


Monday, 14 March 2011

Harrogate here we come!

Hopefully me and three other crafty friends are going to Harrogate Papercrafts Extravanganza on Saturday whoopeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I do not need any more stash of course but there is no harm in looking:)

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Craft Storage

In my never-ending search for good craft storage ideas I found this site they sell the really useful boxes too http://www.storage4crafts.com/shopx/home.php

Monday, 28 February 2011

Sympathy card

We had some sad news at the weekend, a friends son died suddenly I made this card for them.

I used my cuttlebug to emboss the border
I attached 3d decoupage rose
and some peel-offs to add some detail
A blank banner and sympathy peel-off

Really Useful Boxes

Been searching for good prices on really useful boxes this ebay seller sells some and it's free postage http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Official-Ryman-Outlet/Home.html__W0QQ_sidZ1014258484?_nkw=really+useful+boxes

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Free card

I have an ongoing offer via my site choose a free handmade card, photo card or notelet to avail yourself of this offer please go here you will need to pay postage though.  Each is £1.00 and free postage and please only order one item thanks

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Really useful boxes

I have filled 2 of my really useful boxes finally the ones with the 9 small drawers.
It is perfect for those little bits like banners, tags etc so it solves the problem of wading through a drawer to find what you want.  I filled the other with packs of brads and quicklets and labelled them so now I don't need to go through the whole box to find what I want anymore!



Any ideas for storing bigger die-cuts?
Also how does anyone sort their cuttlebug folders please?

Competition time!

I have a pack of assorted brads or quicklets up for grabs for the person who can email me the best card using quicklets or brads to jane@simplycards.net closing date is 28th of February
UK entrants only please
Regards Jane

Quicklets & Brads

Does anyone use quicklets?  I love them and I sell them too on my site
Though I do need to restock some soon once I have the funds.
Here are some ways you can use them
this card uses flower quicklets and brads

This card uses nappy pin, bottle and button brads


This card uses heart quicklet and round quicklets


this card uses bone quicklet


Monday, 31 January 2011

Friday, 28 January 2011

Really useful boxes

I got two of those really useful boxes they were on offer at Asda and I can't resist offers on storage at the moment!
I was thinking I would use them for brads/quicklets they are great I got the ones with 9 boxes I just like sturdy storage I was thinking the other might be good for die-cuts to sort them into shapes as I have them all in a huge box at the moment which is not easy to access

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Card Competition

Competition closes 31st of january

Theme is recycled card

UK entrants only

contact me via my site http://www.simplycards.net/ and email me a photo of your card

Winner gets a goody bag of things from my site and runner up gets a similar prize just less

Monday, 10 January 2011

Recycled Calendars

I have been making more calendars this time I used last year's Born to Shop Calendar and recycled the pictures and used quicklet eyelets to attach them to the card.  See them here http://janescardz.fotopic.net/c1931385.html

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Good House Organising Blog

Just found this looks very helpful
http://besthousejo.blogspot.com/

Craft Storage Help needed

For those who have their own craft room what do you use for storage, I am looking for better ideas.
I noticed that some like the Ikea billy bookcases and some the expedit ones which do you like?

Craft Clear-out

I am selling some craft stuff rubber stamps, threads, pens and more that I no longer need on ebay ID simplycardz and also my site n the second hand section it was a hard decision to think what I did not need as I think I need them all but then I figured if I hadn't used them inn ages then it was just taking up space.  Part of the never-ending decluttering process!