Saturday, May 30, 2020


One of the things I've had to learn during lockdown is the fact I have had to change my routine a bit like Fridays I'm no longer swimming so its a free day that I can make cards if I'm well enough. Now that I listen to a Audio book to stop my brain from over reacting its a welcome break, especially now I have no deadlines.

So today I can post a card and since I have loads of Birthdays coming up and theres more men in my family than girls I really need to get on top of some of those trickier cards.

Luckily for me I have been able to buy some of the lastest Boys and Men images from LOTV digi images but this card is one of their previous ones that I have just not had time to use.

The papers are some digital ones because I don't really have many men ones in my stash and I thought these grungy ones would work better with the vintage style image.

Scallops border by Lawn Fawn and the birthday sentiment stamped and embossed with WOW opaque white and the ends punched out with a punch.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Thank You

Another simple card, this time from Mo Manning Patreon. I think I'm on the higher tier and this image was a Thank You for being a Patreon and is called Thank You.

I have some old Doodlebug paper that I used up not only for the main background but also to paper piece her dress and heart.

Yes the sentiment is from Simon says Stamp its still on my desk and this set is a favourite of mine. 

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Welcome Little One

Just a quick and easy card this time using Simon says Stamp Bunny Wishes, yes there are Easter eggs but they got this cute Mummy bunny and a bunny with balloons which I have used before.

I cut out using their Stitched Circles and the die sentiment is theirs too. Papers could be Echo Park an old baby boy one and the clouds are again SSS Picture Book Sky Background die.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Tiny Golfer

What a nightmare I'm trying out the new blogger format which I heard we are going to have to get use. Took me a while to realise I need to click on the title of my draft post to get it open and I have to click on to the photo icon again to edit the photo to make larger. Just incase any one else is have the same problem.

Since I didn't know whether I could get into my draft posts here's a little chap from Lily of the Valley which is earmarked for someone's birthday in June.

Seeing as its a boys card I left it plain, just a scallop border and I used the MFT Landscape Cloud die for the image mat. Sentiment is Simon Says Stamp Thoughtful Messages.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Snowflakes and a Craft Update

Made this card a few weeks back but was disappointed with the white snowflakes and it would have looked better all in silver. The snowflakes are Simon says Stamp and so is the sentiment from their Inside Christmas Greetings.

 Had a bit of a re-jig in my craft room, I've had this tower for my Stampin Up inkpads for many years but now feel it takes up a lot of room in my small space so I brought on Amazon Marketplace this MDF(below). Hubby was less impressed when he realised he would be putting it together. It's suppose to fit inside an Ikea Kallax shelf unit but that to me would take even more space so I'm happy as it is. And yes it does take less room but someone can't count!

Yes I am crocheting another blanket again from Helen Shrimpton called Arcadia using Ineke colours that Ineke lists on Ravelry. Athough I have fiddle with some of the colours as I didn't want blocks of cream but use the green instead.

It's far too hot at the moment here in the UK under a blanket so I brought a cross-stitch pattern. When did they get to be so expensive but it could be just that I haven't brought one online for many years.

I also had a problem there were numbers of the threads I never heard of before, DMC as brought out over twenty new colours since I cross-stitch so I had to work out replacements we shall see if I chose the right ones.

Actually found the last thing I cross-stitch was for my Gt Nephew when he was born in 2013

Thursday, May 21, 2020


I was checking my drafts posts in blogger I have a few dodgy scrapbooking pages and a couple of cards. This being one of them is a very simple card using Mo's Digital Pencil Coffee.

Well basically there's no embellishments except the old Stampin Up sentiment. The papers are downloads which I have had for years and rarely use them. Since many of our pattern papers are from the states there doesn't seem to be many new ones coming over the pond so download papers it will be.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020


I made a huge decision last week I've retired from my Design Teams. It was really difficult to make especially as I've been with them for many years but I feel a weight as been lifted off me.

So this week I've had a bit of card making holiday but I did make this card a few weeks ago for my brothers birthday.

I used a combination of Simon says Stamp Wonky Rectangle and Stitched Rectangles. The balloons are old Penny Black dies and the sentiment is a Simon says Stamp one.

I have been doing crafty things if you include making masks from this site I found on Pinterest. Initially I used a paper clip for over the nose and then read somewhere that pipe cleaners work which I had some black one obviously for spider making!