Monday, 18 May 2015

Birthday Greetings

I'm having awful problems with Blogger and it's taken me ages to write my post,  fingers crossed this works.

For my card today I've dug out an old embossing folder and used part of the design in my card.

Card:  White
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug  Birds and Swirls
Stamp:  SU Express Yourself
Bits & Bobs:  Circle Nesties and SU Pearls

I love seeing white on white cards, and my fingers are itching to use a teesny little colour. I am resisting for the moment, with my hands behind my back.

Challanges I am entering
AAA Cards - Birthday
Crafty Calender - Things with Wings

The sky is blue and the birds are singing - simple happies.

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Thursday, 14 May 2015


At the beginning of the year my intention was to try and  read more books, and, again,  I  fell by the wayside.  I still read  (especially tucked up in bed)  but would like a way to record how many, and what type   I am reading.   No set number of books, I am just trying to get myself  into the reading habit once more,  and using my blog to keep a record.

So onto May,

The novel is based in Austrialia and the main character is Forensic Physician  Dr Anya Crichton.  The book is a medical crime thriller and had me hooked from page one.  I'd not realised,  but,  this book is number four in the series. 

What are you reading ????  do  tell.

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Wednesday, 13 May 2015


It's a beautiful day, and as I write  my post I can hear  the birds  singing.  The washing is finished  (for now) but there is a basket full of ironing.  

Looking through a few of my favourite challanges blogs I spotted  a CAS challange, this is my favourite type of card to make.  

My card measures 4" x 3" and  uses  one of a few envelopes  I found hiding in a cupboard.

Card:  White and Blue
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix 656983 Ornate Frame
Stamp:  SU Vintage Vogue
Colouring Medium:  SU Markers 
Bits and Bobs:  XCut Tiny Butterfly punch

Challanges I am entering:
Creative Card Crew - Embossing

Last night I started reading a new book and  it has me gripped from page one, it's a crime novel set in Australia.

Thank you for much for your visit, your comments are always welcome.


Monday, 11 May 2015


The wind is gale force today,  but at least  the sky is blue,  it's  dry,  warm and  the washer in  on  (again).   I do like  my washing dried on the line outside as there is nothing better than  the smell of fresh  clean washing -  such simple happy pleasures.

Three more of my snippet cards  using  small embossing folders.

Card:  White and coloured
Embossing Folders:  Cuttlebug Happy Birthday and Fancy Corners
Bits & Bobs:  Nesties, Gems, Pearls, XCut tiny heart punch

As you know I live not too far from the sea front,  and my hallway looks like this

Yes seaside themed

Look what I've added 

A Welcome doormat - it's brilliant and I absolutely love, love it.

Keep your fingers crossed the washing does not blow away LoL.

Thank you for your visit, your comments are always welcome.


Sunday, 10 May 2015

Get Well Soon

I was awake very early this morning  listening to the birds singing their little songs.  When I looked out of the blinds the weather seemed promising so I put the washer on only to get the clothes on the line, and yes it began to rain.  It's now looking a lot brighter so keep your fingers crossed.

Another card made using Snippets - I'm really enjoying digging deep into my craft bits and pieces.

Card:  White, Yellow  and Green
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug Feel Better
Flower Spray:  Woodware large Daisy, XCut Daisy and Snowflake, Nellie Snellen leaves - Punches
Bits &Bobs:  Gems, Chalk, Nesties, XCut Heart punch

Challanges I am entering:
CAS on Sunday - Cheer up, a Get Well Card
CASology - Shape lots of little shapes in the flowers

I have  another three cards to share with you  in the next few days using these small embossing folders

Thank you for your visit, your comments are always welcome.

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