Saturday, 31 December 2016


                             Wishing you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year
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Wednesday, 28 December 2016


Hope you had a lovely Christmas and have recovered from all that rich food...

Needed a little girly card so I found this adorable image,  all its got on the packaging is A Touch of Craft...I know I bought it at a craft fair quite a while ago but thats all I can tell handy to have toppers in your stash as you can make a quick card in no time..

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Saturday, 24 December 2016

Happy Christmas Everyone....

Christmas Eve is here, all the shopping is done so its time to relax.
I would like to thank all my blogging friends for taking the time to stop by and leave me lovely comments I really do appreciate everyone of them ...
Sorry I've not been around this past couple of weeks to leave you comments but I've had a chest and throat infection.

Wishing you all a VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS ....enjoy the festive season and time with your families and I hope Santa is kind to you all, and for those who are travelling take care...

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Friday, 2 December 2016

Bingo Recycled....

Whilst clearing out a cupboard last month I found 4 of these chipboard Bingo boards that I had bought a very long time ago in one of these 99p shops and  thought they would come in handy for something ...SO I decided they would make nice little Christmas gifts a little note pad for shopping lists etc and this is the end result...
I was very please with how it turned out, just some some SU designer paper, bought some note pads from ASDA and used my SU Botanical Blooms die to decorate does have a little pull out tab at the top which you can hang it up on the wall.

Its another very cold day down here in Somerset but not as cold as the last two days so hope you all are managing to keep warm.

Have a great weekend whatever you are doing

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Sunday, 27 November 2016

Pixies Snippets Playground challenge week 257

Managed to find these letters and snowflake in my bits box so I was able to make a very quick CAS card for Pixies Snippets playground this week and of course its another Christmas card for my stack.
There are some lovely things on offer on the challenge this week so why not pop over and take a look or even better join in..

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Friday, 25 November 2016

Botanical Blooms....

 Cant believe its so long since I last posted but its been a busy month...anyway had a couple of hours to myself this morning and so hada chance to play with a new set of Stampin Up dies that I bought called Botanical Blooms.
I love this set because you can use up all your scraps of card to make your flowers which is exactly what I did...the sentiment comes from the S U set Afterthoughts set...
Sorry I've also neglected my blogging friends but hope to catch up with you all over the weekend..

I'm hoping to have a day in the craft room on Sunday..

Thanks for looking

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Sunday, 6 November 2016

Pixie's Snippet challenge ...week 254

Thes little rabbits started off part of  a scenic card which ended up in the bin but decided to resuce part of the card i.e. the rabbits and together with other scraps I managed to made a card which is ideal for this weeks Pixies Snippets Playgound challenge . 
The little rabbits are part of a Hobby Art set (which we can see in a previous  post) just added another rabbit, found the hanging snowflakes and the sentiment in my scrap box...the snow background is a Memory Box die in the end I managed to piece a card together!


Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Paperback Wreath....

 Another recycled paperback.....this time I've made a wreath and apart from a little bit of glitter in the centre with the glittery bauble I've left the pages of the book as they can ink your papers, spray them or even glitter them if you wish but I think they look nicer left plain.....

I know some people think that its a sin to destroy books but these were destined for the recycling plant so all  I've done is to recycled them myself... I like to use really old books as you get a lovely brown-sepia edge to the papes but if you like it white then use one thats less aged... our local library also sell their unwanted books for 10p each and depending on the size of the book you can either make one or two of these small wreaths from it...

I'm hoping these might sell at my craft fair...

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Thursday, 27 October 2016

Jar of Love...

 This is my first attempt at making a card with my new Stampin Up set Jar of Love....not particularly happy with my card but I just wanted to try it...with the polymer stamps  its so easy to do the two part stamping...there are so many stamps with this set I think its going to get used a lot its just having the time to 'play'...
I dont have a lot of time to 'play' at the moment as I am doing a craft fair in a couple of weeks so trying to get things made for that...

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Friday, 21 October 2016

Winter scene....

Last Thursday I went with a couple of friends to a craft show at Shepton Mallett...not that I needed anymore crafty bits you understand!
It was a lovely surprise to see Jenny Mayes from Hobby Art demonstrating there ... I stood and watched Jenny playing with the Nature Tail set and also using some watercolour Zig pens from Kuretake I decided to buy the stamp set  along with 4 of the pens which I used to colour the reindeer and rabbit.
The above card was my first attempt, not very pleased with it as one of the reindeers looks like his carrying a Christmas tree on his back..

I was so much happier with my 2nd card and although I decided to brush the sky with my duster brushed rather than using watercolour I thought it looked better...I really enjoyed creating the little scenes ... Lookout for what ended up in the bin in my snippets post later next week.

The grandchildren break up today so not a lot of time will be spent crafting..

Have a great weekend...

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Sunday, 16 October 2016

Club Night...Candles

Last Wednesday was our club night and the girls made candles from old books...I like to use really old paper backs for my candles where the pages have gone brown as I think it gives a vintage look.
The two slimmer candles are made using the double spine fold which makes them slim the middle candle is a single spine fold... We used flickering BATTERY candles of course NOT REAL ONES which make them look really effective..I've decorated these all the same as these are also samples for a W I workshop I am doing....
If you want to have a go just go onto UTUBE there are plenty of different book folding techniques..and it is really easy..

Enjoy the rest of your weekend..


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Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Pixies Snippets playground week 250....

Another Christmas card for Pixie's Snippet playground this time I found a little image from Stampin Up Pines & Poinsettia set so mounted it on card   so just added the green background and an odd die cut that was in my box... usually I'm making Christmas cards at the last minute so my pile is growing nicely now...

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Monday, 10 October 2016

Stampin UP Christmas Extravaganza Day....

On Saturday we had our Stamping Up Day with the lovely Jenny Moors from Stamping Moments .
 Above is one on the cards we made from the Santas Sleigh Set
We were given the Holly Berry Happiness set and this was the first project we made using it a lovely gatefold card and when opened up it  looked like this:

 I just loved this card and theres even a space on the left hand side to write your Christmas greeting on...
 We then made a cover for a small box of tissues...a really easy thing to make and of course you can decorate with anything...lovely for a birthday gift

For this project we were given a little white box and the acetate belly band sleeve which we covered and then finished off with ribbon and a topper
                                                                 Top of box
Our last project was to use one of the trees from the Forever Evergreen Project Kit but we stamped a background and popped it into a canvas then decorated it with cones and baubles from the Forever Green Stamp set...I popped a star on top of my tree because I dropped my ink pad in the background so used the NOEL die cut to cover it up, well I couldn't put a butterfly on could I??

  Thank you Jenny for another great Stmapin Up day and we always come home with lots of inspirational ideas.


Thursday, 6 October 2016

Pixies Snippets Playground week 249

 I've actually manged to make a couple of small Christmas cards from my snippets box so going to post one of them on Pixies Snippets playground
Theres are very small cards 4 3/4" x 4 3/4". I've used one of my Scribble Circles die from Papertrey Ink added a very small poinsettia, sprig of greenery and added liquid pearls.
For second card I just added a small poinsettia and some tiny punched flowers and bits from a holly die... I think I will be sending quite a few small cards this year as I certainly need to use up lots of snippets..


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Monday, 3 October 2016

Crafting Sleepover...

What a crafting sleepover we had....Grace ( left) and Rubie (right)
wanted to come and craft with a sleepover.
The started doing some book folding, these candles were so easy for the girls to make and please note  on the table the MUST HAVE when crafting Chocolate....
One small candle finished and a part finished large candle...the smaller cander has two spine folds and the large one one...they also made a hedgehog which you will see in a later photograph....I think they would have stayed up all night crafting...
The girls were up early crafting in their PJ's before breakast this time it was card making...

Pancakes were requested for breakfast but of course it was by candlelight!!!

The girls also made lots of pom poms from scraps of wool so they wanted to make a wreath with them....Sunday morning then went onto card making...a couple of cards made from my scrap box then some finger painting...
They also made cards for their mums which they had already popped into and envelope...
Grace and Rubie want to do this again which I thing is lovely...we put everything on the table they had made over the weekend...
                                                      Wreath  made by Grace
Rubies Wreath

I am so lucky that all my grandchildren love the craft ...Thank for taking the time to look...



Saturday, 1 October 2016

Golden wedding...

Its our friends Val & Brian's Golden Wedding Anniversary today...Happy Anniversary to your both.

This is the card I made for them using on of Sue Wilsons dies from the New York Collection this one is called 'Times Square'......the 50th die cut is from Memory Box and the little flowers are actually Poppystamps small blooming poinsettia dies and I've also used a die from Joanna Sheen's Wisteria die set.

We've got out two granddaughters staying over tonight they are coming this afternoon and guess what we will be doing yep crafting...its always a joy to sit and craft with them..

Have a good weekend...



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Sunday, 25 September 2016

Christmas cards..1,2,3 & 4

I have four Christmas cards to show you today....When I got my last two Stampin up orders from my friend Jill of Jill stamps up  she very kindly gave me a little 'thank you' envelope and inside were these lovely images the little owl is from the Hostess set Cozy Critters and the reindeer, Santa and ginger breadman from the Cookie Cutter set.
My box with the Christmas snippets of paper and die cuts is pretty full so decided to make small 5 x 5 cards so I could use up some of my festive papers...
The little owl branch is an old Marianne die and the little robin I made is from the little bird in the Thoughtful Branches set (which I have yet to use)....
Love the little reindeer just coloured his antlers and a little bit of glossy accents on his red nose...
Little little Santa fits nicely in a round die cut and made a lovely little bauble card.
 This little gingerbread made is really cute...I even used the little blue envelope that my little images came in its the blue backing behind the gingerbread man...
Four more little Christmas cards for my Christmas card pile...

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and thank you for stopping by. 


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