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Hiya, I'm a Mum (of 6) who loves paper, ribbons, buttons,, paint, fact anything crafty lol and I share my work space ( and stash!) with my 15 year old daughter, Rebecca. Please leave a comment if you call so I know you've been, I would love to visit you back and please become a follower if you like what you see. Thanks for popping by.........
'She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted the sails' - Elizabeth Edwards

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Hello........I'm back!!

Hello my crafty friends, it's been a long time.......I hope you're all well!

 I really need to start this post with an apology........I'm so sorry to anyone I've let down over the past year or so........I do hope you can forgive me?
Maybe you're wondering where I've been? Well, the simple answer is nowhere......literally nowhere......I haven't left the house in over a year! I wont go into too much detail......suffice to say I've had the year from hell healthwise but......dare I say it out loud......things are finally starting to improve. And the icing on the cake? In 8 weeks my 1st grandson is due.......and I'm so, so excited!
So craftwise things have had to change......I'm no longer able to colour & craft as I used to so you might notice my crafting style has changed dramatically......but so long as I can still craft who cares lol!
I have to focus on the positive & concentrate on the things I can do......and I sure do have a long list of things I want to try!
So how are you all? Well, I hope........I've so missed popping round your blogs & haven't a hope of catching up but will definitely be calling sometime soon!
I do have a card to share, a kit card & something I've not really done much of but I have to say they're great.......and they definitely scratch my crafty itch lol! This is my 1st Christmas card of 2017 so I'm much later than normal but considering I didn't make one card last Christmas I'm feeling pretty much ahead of myself!
Rightio, that's enough waffling from me.......if you're still reading this then thanks very much for sticking with me.......I'll be back soon but for now I'm off to see if I can remember how to enter a competition......or two!
Thanks for calling......see you soon!

mason jar card kit - Hunkydory
competitions I'd like to enter
anything Christmas goes at The Holly & The Ivy
anything Christmas goes at The Merry Christmas Challenge
#138 Cute at Crimbo Crackers

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

ATC Swap July 2016

Hi ATC friends.........hope you're all well.

Time for a new ATC swap theme & this month the theme is......

(Thanks for choosing the theme Bev!)
......any way, any how, any technique just so long as it's ATC size of 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches.

You get to make & send me 4 & once everyone's arrive I'll send you back 4.....and if
 you could enclose a stamped addressed envelope that would be great!
Don't forget to leave me a comment to let me know you're in..........and so's I know
to watch out for Postie.

Have fun!

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Candy Winner!

Hi friends, happy Sunday!
Hope your weekend has been a good one!

It's time to announce the winner of my candy so without further ado the winner is:

*******it's you KAREN!*******
from Karen's Crafting Obsession!

Congratulations Karen, if you email me your address I'll get your dies in the post!

Thanks to all who entered.....keep watching, there's more to come!

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Punches and/or Dies with Crafty Calendar!

                                                           Hi crafty friends, hope you're all well & have something nice planned for the weekend! Can you believe it's July 2nd already......and we're now closer to next Christmas than we are to last lol!!
So the 1st Saturday of any month means only one thing......a new challenge over at Crafty Calendar! This time the theme is a nice, easy one for you...... PUNCHES and/or DIES!

We're lucky enough to have the fabulous All Dressed Up sponsor us this month & they very kindly gave us some images to play with. I chose Smile, It's Your Birthday......she reminds me so much of my own little Miss who can often be found with a camera in her hands! I coloured her with Copics, used papers that were freebies with a mag, I added a filmstrip die cut, a die cut butterfly & leaves then finished with some hand dyed seam binding, lots of flowers & a few gems.

Rightio my friends, that's my lot for today......thanks for calling & for any comments you might leave. Whatever you're up to have a lovely weekend!

anything goes at 613 Avenue Create
any image at The Ribbon Girl
anything goes at Crafting from the Heart
anything goes at Craft Your Passion
birthday at Die Cuttin' Divas
anything goes at Southern Girls
#58 at All Dressed Up

Monday, 27 June 2016

I'm back......with candy!!

Hi crafty friends & bloggers......hope you're all well!
Can't believe it's been almost 3 weeks since I last posted......did you miss me lol? 
Life's bee super busy & has thrown a few curve balls our way recently, hence the lack of blogging but
we've picked ourselves up and we're plodding on. Things have improved very slightly on the health front too so here's hoping to more crafting & blogging time.......and I'm gonna start with a little candy giveaway to say thanks for your continued support.

The candy consists of 3 sets of dies, the Songbird Collection from Couture by Create & Craft.

If you fancy winning then here's what you need to do:

1. Add candy pic to your sidebar & link back to my blog.

2.  Add you name to the linky below.

3. I'd love for you to be a follower of my little blog.

4. Leave me a comment to let me know you've done the above!

I'll leave the draw open until June 27th at 8pm, winner will be chosen at random.

Good luck!

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Festive Greetings!

Hi crafty friends, hope you're all well & enjoying the weekend. We have sunshine today & beautiful blue skies.......and a line full of washing......oh, it's the simple things that make me happy lol.
So for today I have a Christmas card to share, I'm way behind this year so I better get a wiggle on if I don't want to be rushing around later on in the year! I wanted to use up some stash & the first thing I came to was this gorgeous snowman & paper by Nitwits.
There's 3 layers to him & I added some glitter for extra sparkle. a die cut signpost, some punched snowflakes & chitchat word stickers. The larger snowflake is layered with a ribbon bow & finished with a sprinkling of glitter.
Rightio, I'm off for a crafty hour or two..........thanks for calling & whatever you're up to I hope you manage a little crafty time!
You can find my candy HERE
You can find my ATC swap HERE

anything goes at Crimbo Crackers
anything goes at Brown Sugar
Christmas in July at Simply Create Too
punches and/or die cuts for kids at Send a Smile 4 Kids

Friday, 24 June 2016

Sharing an Oldie this Friday!

Hey lovelies, happy Friday! Hope you're all well & have something nice planned for the weekend. Me? I'm planning a long, lazy's been a strange kind of a week.......super busy but not very productive so 'm hoping a couple of days to recharge my batteries will see me raring to go come Monday morning!

So being Friday you know what that means......time to share an oldie with our lovely hostess Erika over at Snappycrafts as she invites us to look back over past crafty makes. If you fancy joining in it's easy, just pop on over & link up! I'm feeling a little bit Christmas-y right now so thought I'd share a couple of Christmas themed ATC's I made the year before last.
I started with inky backgrounds then rolled up & slightly flatted lots of snippets of different widths to form the tree. A stamped word, a length of twine & a sprinkle of frantage and that was it!
Rightio, that's me for today.....better go get on if I want my lazy weekend, Thanks for calling......have a lovely weekend!
There's still time to enter my candy HERE
You can find my ATC swap HERE

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