Saturday, 31 October 2015


Happy Halloween!

I'm not keen on this tradition,
as I'm scared of spiders and anything spooky!

Look what I found by my craft desk......

hmmmmm looks like a friendly ghost,
but wait....
I wonder what's in the spooky dustbin.....
(look away now if you are of a nervous disposition....)


at least it made the ghost laugh..........!

Whatever you are doing, have fun,
and be careful who you open the door to......

Friday, 30 October 2015

weekly deals

apologies for the blog drought this week.....
I've been busy on stuff I can't share yet,
plus bogged down with all life throws at us!

meantime here's this week's deals so you don't miss out:

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see you back here soon........


Sunday, 25 October 2015

On a roll....

Did these at High Halden Craft Club.

Take some wrapping paper and a cocktail stick!

Cut some snippets of paper, and use the stick to roll up tightly.
Slip them off the stick and cut into sections....

A piece of paper for the background,
stick the rolls on and add a star...

Here's another with plain background,
and a 'present' sticker for the 'pot'

Bit wonkier this one eh?

Good fun had by all!

This is a great way of using all those small bits of wrapping paper
left over, that are not quite big enough for that last little
present, so you have to cut into a new one,
I know you've been there and done THAT!!!

25th of the month and you know what that means.....
It's a new week in the Snippets Playground
and there was lots of snippetty snippets used here!
See you there....


Saturday, 24 October 2015


This one uses the dinky little leaf,
that I think might be my favourite.
I do like simple little things......

This again uses the same colours of Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive,
although my photographic skills make it appear black.

I hope I haven't bored you too much
with all the similar ones this week,
but just to prove they're all slightly different....

Have a fab weekend!


Friday, 23 October 2015

more leaves

Here's another leafy design,
with double linen thread between scored lines.

Only one more to go this week promise!
You can see why I love this set though can't you?
Happy Crafting


Thursday, 22 October 2015

Many thanks

Slightly different to yesterdays,
more scored lines,
and some snippets of card to layer up the leaves,
and a snippet of linen thread to tie it all together.....

I've been playing, but short on time,
so went with what was on the desk,
so hope you're not too bored yet,
there's a couple more to come!

My last visit to the Playground this week,
as I'm grounded for a few days lol.


Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Feel Better

Love Sassy Salutations for sentiments just that bit different,
including this get well alternative.

Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive was on the table,
and you must know the set by now?!

Stamped a row of leaves between scored lines
(that you can hardly see),
a die cut one raised on dimensionals,
and added some thick twine.

Hippity Hop to the Playground again
with the card and twine snippets.....

New Weekly Deals out today too,
so lots of feel good factor !

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Tuesday, 20 October 2015


I needed to send a card to a Gent who's moved to a new house,
just to say we are thinking of him.

I took a snippet of Neutrals paper stack,
some snippets of old olive and blackberry bliss,
and a few stamped and die cut leaves.

Perfect for a gent, and for the time of year.
Have I mentioned I LOVE this set?!
Vintage Leaves.....awesome.

Lots of snippets mean a hop skip n jump to the Playground!


Saturday, 17 October 2015

Among the Branches

I recently bought Sassy Salutations,
it's been in the catalogue for ages, 
but a customer bought it, and I fell for it.
That often happens when I see a set in the flesh.

So, took a piece of dotty paper,
added some elements from Among the Branches,
inked the edges of both, and added a smidge of glitter to the
baubles and snowflakes. 

You can't tell, but I used the In-Colours
Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush and Mint Macaron.
That's another one done for the stash.


Friday, 16 October 2015

Sweet Treat

Sweet Treat....for me!
Such a thoughtful and unexpected gift,

don't you just love the tag?!
and she's not been crafting long at all!
love the teensie weensie dots she added in the flowers.

Inside some yummy scrummy liscious
Tropical Chocolate Shards,
containing chocolate, chocolate, (dark & milk),
raisins, macadamia nuts, coconut, dried mango,
honey, butter and rum!

Sadly him indoors doesn't like dark chocolate,
so had to eat it all myself!
The sacrifices I make.....!!! 

Have a good weekend


Thursday, 15 October 2015

Birthday Boy

Teenage boys might be one of the hardest to design 
a card for, don't you think?!

I had the cut-out background in my old stash,
and just added some really jazzy paper,
and a bit of stamping.

I folded cardstock to fit, then decide not to cut off the excess,
but add a snippet of paper instead.
I used a snippet of card to go behind the 'goal'.

All my snippets mean a visit to the


Wednesday, 14 October 2015

merry wish

Hello, quick one today,
used up some xmas papers, went for a wonky layout,
added some old silver lurex thread that's fine and curly.

Stamp set Festival of Trees
Lots of snippets used, so maybe a trip to the playground...
Hope your week is going well

Weekly Deals

This week's deals are up,
and you may notice the choice is more limited than normal.
This is to ensure supplies are shipped in good time,
during the busy period leading up to christmas.

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Don't forget to use the Hostess Code CEJ7S43X
to qualify for a gift from me,
unless your order is for £150 or more,
plus there's currently extra Stampin Rewards for qualifying orders.

Contact me for more information

Happy Shopping


Sunday, 11 October 2015

Vintage Leaves

Have I told you how much I love this set yet?!
It often happens, that when I finally get a new set out of the box,
I can't put it away!

For a friend who loves the great outdoors and walking...

I inked a piece of card, die-cut leaves, added more ink round edges,
gathered and made a 'bouquet'.
I cut strip of burlap in half, pulled out some threads to make a frill,
used the threads to tie a knot.

Lots of bits used here, so off to the Snippets Playground!


Saturday, 10 October 2015

Paper pieced balloon

It's the weekend!
Here's another for my bear-mad friend.
There's a group of us a Tonbridge Lacemakers,
that celebrate birthdays, and I volunteered to make the cards. 

I did that fiddly 'out-of-the-die' thing,
except this was only a tiny bit out, and not that well executed.
In order to fit my bear in the oval, I cut around the tip of the balloon,
so it went over the cutty bit of the die.
I'm sure there's some expert videos out there!

I then decided to paper piece a decoupaged balloon,
so might just as well not bothered really!
Hey ho it was fun trying, and practice for when I do another?!

Love that ribbon, and added a few flowers n rhinestones,
plus touch of winkofstella on balloon.

Haven't been to Happy Little Stampers for a while,
so seeyalater!

Have a good one

Friday, 9 October 2015

Lovely as a Tree Vintage Leaf

Was at High Halden craft club,
limited palette of inks,
and possibly my favourite stamp set of all time
Stampin' Up!'s Vintage Leaves

In case the pic is so awful, there's green, purple and brown,
so I grabbed similar pro-markers and coloured a leaf to match,
added a linen thread bow, purple heart (using owl punch),
and simple sentiment.

Going to make this number 3 of the autumn challenges,
and hop skip to the  Snippets Playground.
Then, I really, really, must do some blog hopping.
Anyone got any spare time for sale?


Thursday, 8 October 2015

Autumn Colours

Decided to share some photos of the garden today,
instead of the usual card.
Following the same theme as current challenges...

Our magnificent American Red Oak

I can't believe we thought about cutting this down?!

Some Azaleas that have lived here longer than I have
......over 30 years!!!

They have been pruned though,
 or else we wouldn't be able to see out of the window....

Back tomorrow with unusual autumn colours.....

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

weekly deals....

New Weekly Deals.......

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Don't forget the Clearance,
and please do use the Hostess Code for online orders under £150
to receive a little gift from me :)


Vintage Leaf meets Lovely as a Tree

The lovely Sarn shared a project recently,
that inspired this one.
I did this technique a long time ago,
but Sarn went to one of Eileen's workshops,
and as usual Eileen has taken it to another level.

Ink a bright....very bright..... background,
black out surrounding area and stamp into the shape.
I chose the all time favourite Stampin' Up! stamp set ever
(Lovely as a Tree), into the shape made with Leaflets Framelits.
I then stamped the edges of black with some little leaves from 
Perpetual Birthday Calendar.

Anyone know the name of this technique?
Is it black magic?

May as well enter the same autumnal challenges again!


Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Vintage Leaves canvas

Hello you
thanks for stopping by.
I have something slightly different to share today....
my first completed canvas

I found it harder to stamp on, so did lots I wasn't happy with,
but it was fun to have a go, and much less 'scary' than I anticipated!

It takes a long time to dry properly, but meant I could lift off some ink
with some paper towel.
I added gold embossing powder, some burlap,
stamped and die cut leaves,
and ws going to top it all with a wooden button.......
I'd bought some a while ago.....
couldn't find them.....
so used the button!

I went to a book signing, and the author sent me an embroidered button,
how cool was that?!
Do check out

I'm entering Penny Black, warm autumn colours with this,
and hopping over to Snippets Playground too...

Hope your week is going well....
see you soon

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Forever Friends

Happy Sunday

hope you like my diamond fold, 
featuring that bear :)

some dsp from my 'small' stash :)

here's the fold....

Have a restful day


Might just pop over to the Snippets Playground ....
see what they're up to!

Also the Cuttlebug Mania No Squares challenge,
as I've used my bigshot for the ovals (x3)......

Saturday, 3 October 2015


Happy Card Making Day!

Another Jenny Moors case
I love her clean lines,
perfect for the men in our lives.

The sentiment could be for retirement, fathers day,
or just appreciation for all they do! ;)

Have a great weekend


Thursday, 1 October 2015

Cottage Greetings

Special card for a special lady.....mum-in-law

used a kit this time,
added an embossed greeting in silver,
touched around the edges with silver, then dazzling diamonds glitter

the silver mat was in the kit, but I added the silver ribbon, and some rhinestones.