Monday 23 July 2018

Hello ....a little update!

Hello Everyone,

So, how are you all? I'm so sorry for neglecting you all and for my lack of blog posts.
The last 10 months has been hectic with a few changes in my personal life. My youngest daughter recently started a new job as a teaching assistant in a high school and she has moved out to live with her boyfriend. It's lovely to see her so happy and thankfully she is fairly local so I still see her often.

I have been keeping myself busy designing for a few craft magazine. I still cannot believe how lucky I am to do this, it really is a great honour.
Here are a couple of cards that I recently designed for this month's issue of Die-cutting Essentials Magazine using the stunning free gift. It was a joy to work with such a gorgeous die.

Hopefully I will be blogging much more regularly from now on. I am looking forward to having a big catch up with all your lovely blogs, it's going to be fabulous to see what you have all been up to!

Bye for now.
Sending hugs,

Friday 22 September 2017

Hello ... an update and a couple of cards!

Hello everyone!

I hope you are all keeping well, I apologise for being absent for so long!

My eye surgery went well although it did take me much longer to recover that I had expected and my vision is still not as it should be so I am waiting to see what happens next .

I do have some great news to share -  my youngest daughter, Emily, did extremely well with her A levels and was able to get a place at her first choice of university ( Royal Holloway University of London) So her hard work, strength and determination over the last 2 years really paid off, I am so proud of her. She left to start the next exciting chapter of her life on Sunday. Needless to say I am missing her a great deal, we have always been very close. Happily, she  is settling in well and making lots of new friends.

Anyway, I now have a bit more time for blogging! Sadly, I needed to step down from all my Design Team work, except for DigiStamp Boutique, to concentrate on my family and various magazine commissions. Speaking of which, I was lucky enough to be asked by Papercraft Essentials Magazine  to design a set of cards featuring some beautiful floral images from DigiStamp Boutique. The magazine has been published now so I thought I would share a couple of them with you.
Sorry the photos aren't brilliant, I took them in a bit of a rush!

Items Used:
Papers - Craftwork Cards, Daisy Ditsy & Dotty
Dies - Creative Dies Plus Stitched and Pierced Scalloped  Nesting Rectangle 
Die-Namics Stitched Scalloped border
Creative Expressions Cascading Butterflies
Tonic Studio Scalloped Square layering dies
Sentiments - Personal Impressions

Thanks so much for reading though my rambling blog post today, I hope you managed to stay awake!  I intend to have a really big catch up looking through your wonderful blogs at the weekend. If all goes to plan I will be posting fairly regularly again soon.

Bye for now

Saturday 22 April 2017

Maddie - Happy Days, DigiStamp Boutique DT card

Good Morning everyone.
I hope you are all well and having an enjoyable weekend.

I am here today to share a card made with a cute image from DigiStamp Boutique.
This is Maddie, from the sweet Maddie, Happy Days set, the sentiment is included with the set.

Items Used:
Digi-stamp - DigiStamp Boutique  Maddie, Happy Days
coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Crafter's Companion
Dies- Die-namics stitched circle stax
Joanna Sheen star bunting

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my card today.

Next week I am due to have some urgent eye surgery.  I am really hoping it won't put me out of action for too long but I probably won't have another card to share for a couple of weeks or so.

Bye for now

Saturday 15 April 2017

Floral Thanks - DigiStamp Boutique DT card

Good Morning Everyone

I hope you are all well and having an enjoyable weekend.
I am here to share my DigiStamp Boutique DT card- a very quick thank you card that I made with an image from the
Flowers for Mum set and a sentiment from the fabulous large brush script sentiments

Items Used:
Digital stamps - DigiStamp Boutique Flowers for Mum set
Papers- Craftwork cards
Dies- Die-namics pierced oval stax
Tonic Studios Scalloped Rectangle Layering Dies
Creative Expressions
SueWilson Cascading Butterflies

Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today, I really do appreciate it.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Bye for now

Saturday 8 April 2017

Cute Chick - DigiStamp Boutique DT card

Hello Everyone,
I hope you are all well and having a good weekend.

I am so happy to be here today to share a cute Easter card made with an adorable image from DigiStamp Boutique.
This image is from the Cute Sketchy Chicks Set which includes 5 images plus 5 sentiments a butterfly and flowers too

Items used:
Digital stamp and sentiment - DigiStamp Boutique  Cute Sketchy Chicks Set
coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Magazine freebies
Die-namics stitched mini scalloped circles
Tonic Studios Scalloped rectangle layering dies
Flower punch
Enamel dots

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my card today, I really do appreciate your continued support.
Bye for now

Saturday 1 April 2017

A Gem of a Challenge DT card

Good Morning my lovely crafty friends.
I hope you are all well and having an enjoyable weekend.

Today is the start of a new A Gem of a Challenge.

This time the theme is
Furry Friends

The prize for one lucky winner is 

2 Individual Digi images OR 2 Card Topper Kits
OR one of each (no sets or sentiment sets)  
of the winners choice from   

My card features the adorable Bunny in plant pot.

Items Used:
coloured with Promarkers and SN pencils
Sentiment - Clearly Besotted Stamps
Die-namics Stitched Mini Scalloped Rectangles
Lil'inker Designs Perky Posies Die Set
Papers - Dovecraft

 Life is continuing to be fairly hectic for me at the moment .I really appreciate you stopping by to look at my card and for sticking with me.
Bye for now

Saturday 18 March 2017

A bouquet for Mum, DigiStamp Boutique DT card

Hello my lovely crafty friends!
I hope you are well and having a good weekend.

Things are very hectic here at the moment so I have a fairly quick and simple card to share using one of the newest releases from DigiStamp Boutique.
This pretty image is called A bouquet for mum and includes 4 lovely sentiments one of which I have used on my card.

Items Used:

Digital Stamp and sentiment- DigiStamp Boutique, A bouquet for Mum
Coloured with Promarkers
Tonic Studios Scalloped Rectangles layering dies
small butterfly punch
small adhesive pearls

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my card today, I really do appreciate your continued support.
Bye for now


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