Wednesday 4 October 2023

Birthday Blues

This time of year can be a bit of a nightmare in our house.
We love the darker nights and snuggly evenings as the
temperature drops, but...
I have a son who has never been happy about birthdays, or
any event that puts him in the limelight (yes including Christmas)
This year he is trying. He has agreed to go out for a quiet meal...
(and he may even order a dessert)
He will be 25 and this is the first year he has chosen to 
"do something" just for his birthday.
I want to jump up and down with glee, but I can't,
 that might scare him off, so instead I have made him a subtle
Birthday card XXX

I was so excited I actually stuck the images on the wrong way how to save it?

The easiest thing would have been to cut the whole front off 
and glue it onto a fresh card, but that's not always an option.
So instead I turned it into a kind of easel card...

by creasing and folding the back section in half, inwards...
then adding a raised strip on the back of the decorated section
to act as a stopper...

Turned out pretty sturdy :D
You can't see it on the main picture, but I added
shimmer pen for a subtle bit of sparkle .

This card was made using 
and is my DT project for

Enjoy XXX

I would like to share it with the following challenges;


Tuesday 26 September 2023

Creepy Kid lol...

Morning everyone :D 
It's coming up to one of  my favourite times of year
Samhain/Halloween mwahahaha....
so there was no doubt what my theme would be

Every year my granddaughters costumes are 
getting more outrageous, and last years
was especially freaky lol

I mean, who even thinks of dressing their little
2 year old Princess as Beetlejuice???
But she totally hammed it up hahahaha...
That's my  girl :D
So when I saw the "All Hallows Eve" papers
from Crafter's Companion
from Sam Poole at Creative Expressions
I knew exactly what I was going to make for this
challenge :D mwahahahaha....

I would like to share this project with
 the following challenges:


Wednesday 6 September 2023

Faded Butterflies


As Autumn approaches I love to see the butterflies, 
with their dusky faded colours, flitting around the 
buddleia. By the time I post this the flowers will 
also have faded, leaving the rust brown seeds.

This is where I took my inspiration from for this months challenge 

I have treated myself to the (not so ) guilty pleasure
that is 
(I got mine from Hobbycraft on a 3 for 2 deal)
I don't have the entire collection (yet),
but I do have enough pieces to create with.
I stamped and coloured a faded purple leaf design
onto some natural Kraft card...
stamped and coloured this gorgeous butterfly on 
another piece of the kraft card and layered onto 
some of the stunning papers.
Then I added a simple layered tag, and a shimmery 
layer to the butterfly with a Glittershine pen

Monday 28 August 2023

Thrifty shopping for Crafty folk


Well hello to Autumn, hardly feels like Summer

visited at all lol, but then this is England so nothing

 unusual about that.

Today I am sharing my DT project for


Challenge 05

I am trying to be a bit "thriftier" with my crafting and 
shopping for bargains to share. This Tin that the journal is 
made to fit into was £1 from Poundland, and contained 
coloured pencils /eraser/sharpener/ruler and Alphabet stencil.

My friends June and Shasteya gave me these beautiful
digi papers for free!!! 
I started by printing 2 of the patterned papers onto
each side of some 120gsm card stock, and making
a basic concertina ...
I then took some £1 post it notes and added them
 randomly to the "pages" as journalling panels...
before going wild with more of the images from
the same free paper collection, adding a few stickers
I already had in my stash...
On the reverse I just used the letter stencil that came 
in the Tin to add a few Autumnal phrases...
To finish I decorated the tin lid with a couple more 
pieces from the collection.

All in all I am very happy with this little
 "Tinned Journal"
And I highly recommend trawling the stationary
and kiddy craft sections at Poundland
 (or your countries equivalent)
when looking for journalling items.
And if you have a printer, check out FB and other 
intrnet places for free paper downloads.

Enjoy XXX

I would like to share this project with the following challenges: