Monday 28 February 2022

Feed the birds

I am so enjoying using the Card-io stamps and after seeing so many lovely cards in the Card-io group on Facebook I treated myself to some more.  The cute birds are on one of the stamp sets I bought.  I used my homemade circle stencil with a MFT mini cloud stencil and salty ocean distress oxide to create the background.  I then used various stamps to create the wreath.  I decided to add a few fly away flowers this time for a change.

I'm having a pedicure this afternoon.  I went for one in January for the first time after seeing the lady who does my nails had them on her price list.  I really enjoyed it and at only £10 for the hour's pedicure it was well worth it.


Sunday 27 February 2022


I was asked to make a card for a man who likes cars so I decided to make a couple and add one to my stock.  I bought these toppers years ago at a craft show.  The papers for this one are some old Docraft Mr Mister ones.  I used a wooden sentiment stamp from The Works, MFT pierced fishtail banner die and enamel dots.

For this one I used a piece of an old map distressing the edges using vintage photo distress ink and a distressing tool.  The chipboard pieces have again been in my stash for a long time.

We are out for Sunday lunch with some friends today so no cooking, hooray.


Saturday 26 February 2022

All that glitters is snow

I tried something different with this card. I made a circle stencil from acetate to create the scene.  I used torn paper and chipped sapphire distress ink to create the sky and snow.  The stamps are Card-io of course.  I added some berries using liquid pearls, Stickles and a sentiment stamp I found in my stash.


Tuesday 22 February 2022

Champagne anyone?

Another coloured simply print from Lili of the Valley, this one is Little Ted Champagne.  I used the vintage hearts digi papers from the new Love range at LOTV.  The sentiment ribbon is Dovecraft paper posies, the sentiment is LOTV and I used Hunkydory Moonstone flower dies.


Monday 21 February 2022

Rosy and Cosy

I love the name of this sweet image, Rosy and Cosy. The papers and coloured image are more from the Love Range launched recently by Lili of the Valley.  These papers print so well really showing off the gorgeous colours.  I used my fave Marianne fence die, Crafts Too butterfly and Sue Wilson sweetheart flower dies.


Sunday 20 February 2022

Amongst the roses

Another sweet card using the new Love Affair digi papers and a coloured simply print image from LOTV.  This one is Love Swing.  The stamp is a wooden one from The Works.  I used a stitched circle Lawn Fawn die and some Prima Roses.


Saturday 19 February 2022

More teddies

Following yesterday's post I have another of the new coloured simply prints from LOTV to share.  This one is Teddy and roses and I used two of the new vintage heart digi papers. The sentiment is LOTV, stitched scalloped curved die is MFT.

I mentioned I play Wordle every day well I have discovered Quordle now.  I have played it for the last two days and love the extra challenge of guessing 4 words in 9 goes where the letters you put for the first word are for every word. Really gets the brain going. 


Friday 18 February 2022

New simply prints and digi papers

These are from the latest Lili of the Valley launch.  I used some gorgeous digi papers from the Love Affair range and Little Teds Together coloured simply print.  The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons and I used some old Dovecraft bunting.

Hope you are all staying safe from Storm Eunice.  As I type this the rain has just stopped and it is windy but nowhere near as bad as predicted yet. Am hoping it doesn't get worse later.

Edited well it got much worse after lunch, more heavy rain and very very windy but thankfully not as bad as some other places.


Wednesday 16 February 2022

Thank You

This is the card I made to go with yesterday's present.  I know Kate likes Card-io stamps so I made a wreath card and used an old wooden sentiment stamp.

Really nothing else I can say about this card.  No doubt more different wreath cards will be appearing from time to time on here.


Tuesday 15 February 2022

A thank you present

My blogging friend Kate sent me a lovely surprise package recently.  She was having a clear out of a cupboard and came across some cross stitch packs she had bought but never opened and as she knows I love cross stitch she kindly sent them to me.

This one was a Hobbycraft pack.  It came with a larger frame and the material included in the pack was too small for the frame.  I cut a larger piece but once I had sewn it I thought the frame provided was too big so ended up cutting the material down a bit and using a smaller frame.

I guessed Kate bought it as she intended sewing it for herself so I sewed it and sent it to her.

Sunday 13 February 2022

Just to say

I could make these wreath cards all day long and no two would look the same as I have lots of different Card-io sets and lots of coloured ink pads.  I bought a set of 5 wooden sentiment stamps in The Works and this is one of them.  I thought they were a nice font and a good size and this one fits perfectly into the wreath.

Have you caught the Wordle Craze yet? I always do 3 different solitaire games each morning on my Ipad and after seeing some people on Facebook playing Wordle I decided to give it a go.  I like that it is only one per day and really gets the brain thinking.  Keeping the brain agile is so important especially as we get older. 

Saturday 12 February 2022

Boating Bears

I can't believe it is a week since my last blog post.  However I have been making some things I can't share with you yet. This is another from the latest launch from Lili of the Valley.  This one is Boating Bears which I have coloured with Copics.   I used a Lawn Fawn mini cloud stencil and salty ocen Distress Oxide for the sky.  The paper is Craft O'clock Plum in Chocolate.  

I thought she needs a parasol so used some Core-dainations which I sanded and cut with an old Marianne die.  The lace is from my stash, roses from Wild Orchid and the little tag is from the paper pad.

Looking forward to a trip out this morning for breakfast and a walk by the river.  Have a good weekend.  I will be back tomorrow with another card.


Saturday 5 February 2022

Teddy and chocs

Another cute teddy from the new Lili of the Valley launch.  I fussy cut him and coloured him with Copics.  The papers are Dovecraft Make a Wish and I used a Sweet Dixie flower die and LOTV sentiment.



Friday 4 February 2022

Row, row, row the boat

Another cutie from the new LOTV launch.  I coloured it with Copics but used chipped sapphire distress oxide for the sea.  The papers are Echo Park dots and stripes.  The sentiment is LOTV and I used a clearly besotted border die.  The ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.

A day out today in Beccles with back massages for us both followed by a nice lunch and a look round the shops and market.


Thursday 3 February 2022

Second sneak peek

There are some adorable teddy bear digis in the new launch coming soon at Lili of the Valley.  This one is Little Ted together.  I coloured it with Copics using chalk for the sky.  I printed the image quite large so kept the design simple.  The paper is MFT and the cross stitch hearts are a Memory Box die.  I added a LOTV sentiment and some doodling.

We are off for routine check ups at the dentist today.  Let's hope we both get away with no fillings.


Wednesday 2 February 2022

First sneak peek

Lili of the Valley have a gorgeous new launch of digi stamps coming soon.  This one is choccy mice which would be great for a lot of occasions.  I coloured it with Copics.  The paper is MFT and I used a doily and some wooden hearts from Hobbycraft.  Both the sentiments are LOTV.


Tuesday 1 February 2022

New shower room

In 2019 we had our bathroom converted to a shower room and I wanted to create a double layout to document the change for our house scrapbook.  We wanted a complete change of colour going for a more modern look especially with the tiles.

The new shower room is actually brighter than it looks in the photos.  It isn't easy taking pics in a small room and the grey wallboard makes it look darker than it is.

It was hard to know how to do these layouts so I kept them simple just adding some washi tape, enamel dots and wooden chevrons and arrows.  The arrows will make sense when the two pages are facing each other in the album.