Sunday 31 October 2021

A jolly snowman

I finally got my results on Friday and I have had food poising (campylobacter) so I have a course of antibiotics which are starting to make me feel a lot better thank goodness.

I had a play with my Card-io stamps and made 4 cards.  This is the first where I stamped a wreath using various foliage stamps and then stamped the jolly snowman.  I added some red liquid pearls and layered onto red card to match.

It's a dreadful day here at the moment, wet and windy.  I am going to schedule some posts for the next few days and hope the afternoon improves so we can go food shopping.


Friday 29 October 2021

More Winter Wonderland

Another card using the new Dovecraft Winter Wonderland range.  The snowflakes are little extras in the decoupage pack so I punched holes in them and added some sliver and white sparkly twine from the Naught or Nice range,  


Thursday 28 October 2021

Another gift bag

Another make from the new Dovecraft Winter Wonderland range.  The sparkly snowflake decoupage is so pretty against the diecut circle.  I added a decoupage sentiment and decoupaged tree onto the tage which was cut with a Spellbinders die.


Wednesday 27 October 2021

Christmas flowers

Another of the simple makes with my new goodies from Craft Label.  This one is using products from the new Dovecraft Winter Wonderland range.  Papers, decoupage, enamel dots and star charm.  The twine is from the new Naughty or Nice range.

A short post today as I scheduled it on Monday when I was still feeling exhausted.


Tuesday 26 October 2021

On the mend

Thank you for all your good wishes.  After a dreadful few days I am finally on the mend I hope.  I am waiting for the sample results.  I have started eating a bit more and yesterday went for a short walk.  It was nice to get some fresh air after being indoors for 4 days.  However I was exhausted when we got back. I managed to do a little simple crafting at the weekend and yesterday scheduled a few blog posts.  

I received some new goodies as part of the Craft Label DT and started by making some gift bags.  The papers, sentiment and decoupage are all from the Dovecraft Naughty or Nice range.  I used a Spellbinders tag die, added a wooden snowflake and diecut some trees using Dovecraft  self adhesive glitter card.

Everything on this card is from the Naughty or Nice range except the glitter ribbon which is from the new Winter Wonderland ribbons.


Friday 22 October 2021

Apologies for absence

 So sorry I haven’t been posting or visiting you blogs but I am really poorly at the moment with a tummy bug. Well I hope that is what it is. I will spare you the details but I felt poorly since Tuesday night. Wednesday night and Thursday morning were the worst with it but having eaten hardly anything I am exhausted. I am drinking plenty of water and herbal tea and after a phone call from the Dr’s surgery Graham has gone to buy me some rehydration tablets.

I have so many things I want to make but haven’t felt like doing anything. Graham is very good, looking after me and doing all the housework.

Tuesday 19 October 2021

More snowflakes

When I posted my blue snowflakes on Facebook I had the most comments I have ever had on a project so I am hoping they will be good sellers at the craft fairs.  I am really enjoying making them even though they are quite fiddly to finish off by cutting round the sticky felt I back them with.

I decided to make some in pinks and purples as an alternative to blues.  So that is 8 in total I have made so far and hope to get more made as I would also like to take some into Prima Rosa, the cafe/gift shop which sells some of my makes.


Monday 18 October 2021

Snowman and friends

I have been busy making but just haven't had time for adding to my blog.  I have been sewing more than cardmaking but I did make this card at the weekend.

The image is from one of this year's launches at LOTV and is called snowman and friends.  I coloured him With Copics adding some snow using a white gel pen.  I used a MFT clouds stencil and a MFT stitched rounded corner die. The papers are some lovely vintage ones I bought on holiday.  I used a Whimsy fence die and a wooden snowflake which I coloured with a wink of Stella white pen.  The sentiment is LOTV.

Another new week and I still have lots of Christmas cards to make and lots of sewing to do for my craft fairs.  This morning though we will be busy tidying the front garden and getting the last of the Spring bulbs planted.


Thursday 14 October 2021

Another photo card

Another commissioned card using pet photos.  I had to make this one a 7" card and cut the photos to fit into the frames.  The paper and frames are from Craft Label's finding paradise collection.  I used Memory Box stitched hearts and a sentiment die which I had forgotten I had.  Not my favourite type of card to make but the customer is pleased with it.

Wednesday 13 October 2021

Poppies for Poppy

I was asked to make a card with poppies on it for a lady called Poppy.  I remembered I had this Woodware stitched poppy stamp which I coloured with Copics.  I wanted to go for  distressed look to match the grungy stamp and knew I wanted to use burlap.  I love this one with the lace across it.  The sentiment is LOTV teenage girls and I added a burlap butterfly and some tiny dots using red liquid pearls.

We have decided to have a trip into the city today.  We don't go into Norwich city centre much unless we have an appointment or we are going to the theatre.  Going to do some Christmas shopping and have a browse round the shops and some lunch no doubt.


Tuesday 12 October 2021

New toadstool home

Today I have used one of the woodland fairy extra digis which are launching on 23rd October from LOTV.  I coloured it with Copics, using chalk for the sky.  The papers are  Craft O'clock home sweet home.  I used a LOTV block sentiment, MFT stitched cloud and Sweet Dixie flower dies.

Time goes so quickly and I have lots of Christmas cards to make still plus sew Christmas decorations.  How is your Christmas crafting going?


Sunday 10 October 2021


Last year I made one of these for our tree and never had time to make any to sell so this year I was determined to make some for my craft fairs. The patterns are from Catkin and Lilli on Etsy.  There are various designs which you can mix and match to make layered snowflakes.  Each snowflake has 3 layers and like the reindeer I sewed them on perforated paper backed with self adhesive white felt.  

I really enjoyed playing with the different designs and making 4 individual snowflakes.  I did adapt some of the patterns slightly which is really easy to do.

Thank you for the Birthday wishes.  I had a lovely day, starting at my favourite cafe/gift shop Prima Rosa then on to Cromer for a lovely walk along the prom and pier before a delicious fish and cheap meal.  It must be at least 2 years since we had fish and chips in a proper fish and chip restaurant.  We ate them in the restaurant looking out at the sea.  I enjoyed them more than going out for a fancy meal.


Friday 8 October 2021

Happy Birthday to me

Yes today is my Birthday and the weather should be fine so we will be heading out somewhere today.

This is another of the new fairies launching soon at LOTV.  This is Sprite and I merged her one of the extras in the set, which is the bunting toadstool.  I coloured her with Copics.  The paper is from The Works and I used a Joy tree die, some toadstool dies, a Doohickey tag die and a Hobbycraft butterfly punch.


Thursday 7 October 2021

Christmas sewing

You may have seen some of these on my blog last year when I made them. I made 3 different ones last year and kept them for our tree.  I have made these ones to sell as I have 4 craft fairs booked.  I am hoping to make some more but I have a lot of sewing I want to make before the fairs.  The pattern is from Catkin and Lillie.   I stitch these on perforated paper which is a nice stiff paper, then cut them out, add the ribbon loop and back with self adhesive white felt trimmed to fit.


Tuesday 5 October 2021

Second sneak peek

Meet Willow, the second of the woodland fairies launching soon at LOTV.  I merged her with the garland and 2 butterflies and coloured her with Copics using a sparkle pen on her wings.  The papers are Paper Favourites pastel dots from Emerald Crafts.  I used a Crafts Too butterfly die and Joy flower dies along with some paper leaves from Hobbycraft.  The sentiment is from the fairy digi set by LOTV.

Sunday 3 October 2021

Sneak peek

Well it has been a while since I had the chance to get into the craft room. With sorting out the kitchen cupboards, emptying and refilling them once the work was done, out for massages and haircuts and the usual stuff I just haven't had time for cardmaking. I have been busy sewing for craft fairs though.

There will be another launch soon from Lili of the Valley and this one is Woodland fairies.  They are so cute and they come with a range of extras so you can create little scenes as I have done here.  I used Dew fairy and added the toadstool, rose bush and butterflies.  I flipped the butterfly as I wanted to use the same one twice and I think it looks like she is hoping it will land on her hand.

I coloured it all with Copics, used weathered wood distress ink and distressed all the edges.  The paper is Paper Favourites shabby chic wood. I bought a pack of glitter tape in The Works, 10 colours for £1.50 and it was just what I wanted for this card.  I also added some sparkle to her wings using a sparkle pen.  The roses are from Wild Orchid, sentiment from LOTV.

I have a couple more images ready to colour so will be bringing you another sneak peek soon.  Today we are going out for breakfast, then visiting a couple of craft fairs to check out the venues.