Saturday, 18 September 2021

New Home...

whilst sorting out a some bits and bobs  I came across this little owl was left over from a SU day we did a few years ago with Jenny I popped him on a card and used it as a New Home card.....  I have been good this week and used up lots of 'bits' from my 'bits' box... some from projects never finished and cards that haven't been completed off.

Its been a beautiful day again today and I went to our first Coffee & Card class since the first lockdown.....really enjoyed meeting some of the girls again and having and chat and of course making a card....will post at a later date..

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Tuesday, 14 September 2021


Back from a lovely week in the New Forest....the weather was amazing and it was just so nice to chill out... we walked lots and had plenty of stops along the way for tea and cakes......hopefully my mojo has also come homewith me!

The NOEL Sizzix die was an eBay find needed something that I could make some quick and easy Christmas cards with.... 

Hope to catch up with you all during the week.

Anne x
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Saturday, 4 September 2021

Pablo the Penguin....

Love this cute little penguin by Crafty Individuals he's called Pablo.  These cards are for the grandchildren to give away at Christmas so I keep them quick and easy. SU DSP background paper.
I'm trying to be good in using up old DSP and in some cases making the card to fit the odd bits of DSP....this strip of paper was fine for a DL card.

Hope you are all enjoying this beautiful sunshine...fingers crossed it lasts through the week.

Have a great weekend everyone...

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Sunday, 29 August 2021

Santa's little helper...

Normally I make a few Christmas cards for the younger grandchildren to give to their friends...When I saw this lovely Tim Holtz Sizzix die I loved it and the fact that I could use up some of my every growing pile of snippets.
Backing paper was also an odd bit of paper just added the Christmas sentiment.

Having given up our craft club I am slowly sorting through my craft room as I need to de-stash and reduce what I have.... I'm also trying to use 'bits' of odd DSP as well as you well know us crafters throw nothing away..

Its a beautiful day down here in Somerset, hope the sun is shinning where you are as well...keeping well away from the Bank Holiday crowds...

Thanks for taking the time to stop by..enjoy your weekend


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Monday, 23 August 2021

Bit of recylcling....

Just returned from a lovely week away in the was very busy in places but we kept away from places like Bourton-on-the Water which was heaving with people...we've been many times before so it didn't matter.  

My hubby received this adorable card for his birthday and this card just had to be recycled.   I've just done a bit of matting and layering, cut out a die cut sunflower and hey presto another card...I think most of us crafters do recycle other cards and I think they are nice to give to the Charity shops....

Hopefully I can catch up with all your blogs in a couple of days when I've caught up with all my 'domestic' jobs before I can get in my craft room...


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Friday, 6 August 2021

Birthday Drink.....

Thank you  Jules (Always with a Heart) for the inspiration for this card..the image is from GCR Designs and is called Wine Definition.....kept this card very simple just cut the word wine out with dies and added a little embellishment bunch of grapes. 

Another weekend is almost upon us....lets home we get a bit of sunshine its been wet and miserable here today.

Off now for a cup of tea


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Sunday, 25 July 2021

Hand Penned ..

Its been a while since I last craft room faces South and its was just too hot to come into my craft room even with a fan on, its lovely and cool today.

 Still having problems using the because of my torn tendon in my shoulder... I've been going through my bit boxes and found two die cuts from the   'Oakham Lattice set' , from John Next door..  I stamped a floral image from SU Hand Penned stamp set, then placed it on a circle of DSP also from SU.

The  hospital appointment for my shoulder has finally come through for September so until then I will do what I can....

Thank you for stopping by


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Monday, 5 July 2021

Thinking of you....

Another play with my inks and silhouette stamps, this card is a mixture of Lavinia and inkylicious.... I just love the sweet little Pippin rabbit stamp......still need a lot more practice blending the inks and masks but as they say practice makes perfect... need to be less heavy handed with my blending tool..


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Monday, 28 June 2021

Christmas treat box....

Can't believe I'm posting something Christmassy in June !But when new goodies arrive you just want to play...
Normally when I have my Christmas stall I usually like to have some sort of gift box that can I either fill with chocolates or sell empty for people to pop in their own gift....It's a Spellbinders die set called 'Charming Cottage box...

It's a lovely size box   4" x 2 1/2 ....also a great way to use up your snippets...I will also make some for birthdays..

Have kept the sides quite plain and used up card from my snippets box.....have used pearlized card on the roof and bottom..  As I make more I will post them.

Have a good week whatever you're planning..


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Wednesday, 23 June 2021

A spot of inking....

It's a while since my last post...still having problems and lots of pain with my shoulder, saw a physio this week who told  me it wasn't a frozen shoulder and have got a scan next week....hopefully the scan will show what the problem is.

Got out my box of Lavinia, Card-io and Inkylicious  stamps and decided to have a play with some inks...    I did enjoy putting together a couple of cards.... I'm not very good with the 'faux water bleaching' and on a couple of images I over did it but this card isn't too bad, I definitely need more practice.

Thanks for stopping by


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Wednesday, 9 June 2021

'Thank you' card rescue....

Yesterday  was one of those days in the craft room that just went belly up!  Made a thank you card didn't like it so threw it in the bin...managed to rescue the image and some of the DSP on the card.....made a card from the 'bits' but  I ended up with a black 'blob' on my card which is underneath the top butterfly that's why it looks like its in an odd place...when sending things to our local charity shop I always send up a few cards so this one has gone in my Charity box.... 
This afternoon I think I will sit outside and do some crochet !!....

Hope you are all enjoying this beautiful sunshine we are having...


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Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Baby Boy card...

Another baby card using the SU Kangaroo set....again I've used some of my mountain of lace around the circle die cut......The backing paper is quite old so can't tell you what it is.

Been spending time in the garden today, bought some new plants to put in but its just too hot for me at the moment.....we always grumble don't we.

Looking forward to meeting up with some crafty friends tomorrow...

enjoy the sunshine.


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Monday, 24 May 2021

Anniversary cards....

I've not been around for a week or so as we've been away....  also not a lot of crafting is getting done as I have a very painful frozen shoulder.
The little bird house Golden wedding card I made a few weeks ago for a couple of friends using the SU Bird Ballard DSP.....
It was also our anniversary last week and I did mange to put together this little card for my hubby...even using the Bigshot is very painful so it had to be a very quick card.

Just hoping we get some dry weather it been so wet and cold...we've even had the heating on and its almost the end of May...

I will catch up with your blogs at some stage this week and see what you've all been doing.


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Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Baby Kangaroo....

I've actually booked my first craft fair this year its in November so fingers crossed it all goes ahead.
Checking my stash of cards there are some I am short of them, baby cards being one of I decided to use this cute Kangaroo from SU Kangaroo & Co stamp set. The lace edge die, daisy and ribbon are all from by bit box...Also I have a lot of lace which needs to be used....Paper backing from Pink Petticoat pad.
Hope you all enjoyed the Bank Holiday weekend even though the weather wasn't brilliant.


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Saturday, 24 April 2021

Arrow Fold card....

We ventured out for the first time this week we headed for Weymouth its was lovely, not busy as the children were back in school.  We had a nice walk then   a lovely meal sat out on the quayside.. the sun was so warm and it actually felt like a bit of normality.

There are lots of different card folds around at the moment but thought I would have a try at the Arrow fold is so easy I used a 5" x 7" card.
Found some decoupage in my bit box, added a butterfly and sentiment and it was done...
Hope you've all got sunshine this weekend can't believe its April and its dry....

That's all for from me...thanks for dropping by.


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Saturday, 17 April 2021

Snailed it....

A little while ago I had  the SU 'Snail It' class through  the post from the lovely Stacey Marsh....   Stacey is so generous with her DSP I have lots left over to make many more snail cards.. I just put another two together this morning.

Its a beautiful day outside again just need it to warm up a tad.

Enjoy your weekend everyone..

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Thursday, 8 April 2021

True love DSP flowers...

These two flowers were some of the DSP flowers I had  left over from the True Love class I had by post....found some embossed text in my bit box and popped onto some shaded card that I used for parchment....

I've still got plenty of bits left over from Classes by post so you will be seeing more of these posts.

Although the weather has been a little bit chilly its been lovely out walking over the Easter weekend...


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Saturday, 3 April 2021

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone....hope you are all enjoying the beautiful sunshine like we have down here in Somerset.

I think the topper image is from Hunkydory, sentiment SU Tulip set and the pretty flowers are resin...... 

Enjoy the rest of the weekend whatever you are doing......we're staying home away from the crowds!

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Tuesday, 30 March 2021

More Butterflies...

Making the most of the beautiful sunshine and went for a lovely walk this morning....Its far too nice outside to be indoors crafting.

Another  butterfly card I made the other day using the SU DSP butterfly papers...

Hoping the sunshine will last for a few more days....


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Sunday, 21 March 2021

DSP snippets....

Mr mo jo seems to have gone walk about so haven't crafted for a few days.. 
I did manage to put this card together using snippets of DSP and used one of the butterflies from the Butterfly Brilliance papers which were on my desk... I've got so lots of DSP still on my desk waiting to be used from the Snail papers so they are my next task..

thanks for stopping by




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Friday, 12 March 2021


A couple of simple children's cards made with the '  Snailed it'  stamp set.
I've done them in pastel colours.. left the sentiment off this card.

The postman delivered my DL cards today so was able to pop this little pair onto my card.... The sentiment looks orange but it is actually pale pink photographs sometimes do that don't they. I've really enjoyed colouring this little pair.

 Hope you all have a good weekend whatever you do....hope the weather might be a little drier.


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Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Darling Donkey's

The lovely UPS man delivered these Darling Donkeys yesterday...I think they are really fun cards and the grand children love them...
I'm really enjoyed playing with this set......another one I love are the watch this space.

Its a really cold and damp day here but the sun is just starting to shine through.

Hope you are all keeping busy, not long now before we can do a bit more outside.


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