Thursday 28 January 2021

True Love or Fabulous Friends?

 Hello friends. So pleased that you enjoyed the muffins that I left for you last time!! I've not made any more since then as we are trying to embrace a cake free spell now and I have been working my way through The Hairy Dieters cook book. They have all been really flavoursome and filling dishes and I am pleased to report that the waistbands are looser once more!!

Today's post is to encourage you to join us over at 

where we are looking forward to seeing your projects for
True Love or Fabulous Friends

I have gone for Fabulous Friends as we are immersed in our home stay days and missing catch ups with friends and family.

I have made a batch of these to send to friends that I have not had the pleasure of sharing coffee dates or shopping trips with for the last year, in the hope it will bring a smile.

I used a sweet MFT stamp set, Meant to Bee, and coloured the image with Promarkers. Good old Stardust stickles was used for the wings.

I hope that you will join us.

See you soon and until then stay safe xx

Friday 22 January 2021

Love to Bake

 Hello friends. I hope the week has been kind to you and that you are all well.

I have a really sweet image from All Dressed Up called Love to Bake

She's a reall sweetie and was a joy to colour to compliment another of my pretty Julie Loves Kits.

I found the meshy stuff in my stash and even added some sequins that matched too. I hope I have inspired you to join us at

it's always Anything Goes just as long as your card is hand coloured.

While on the subject of baking have a look at these...

...I had marzipan left from my Christmas cake so, as you do, I asked the lovely lady in my telephone what to do with left over marzipan and she gave me this recipe. Honestly I am not a big fan of marzipan but they are delicious and I have made several different versions depending on what dried fruit I have in the cupboard. Our favourite batch contained a tub of glace cherries!!


See you soon xx

Wednesday 20 January 2021

Welcome to the World

 Storm Christoph is doing it's thing, it is pouring with rain and blowing a gale so what better time to sit down and do a bit of blogging and share a new baby card!!

My friend's Daughter and her Husband have just had a new baby so I made this to celebrate the safe arrival of Everly.

I used my Tonic circle die set to cut the base and mat from Centura Pearl. The paper is from an old Forever Friends Easter pad and I coloured the adorable baby with my Promarkers to match. I used Memory Box Alphabet dies for her name too.

 It is incredibly wet and windy here and I am keeping a close eye on the barn roof!! It should stay put as Martin went up there last summer and replaced the old fingers crossed!! 

I hope you are all doing okay, wherever you are.

Stay Safe xx

Some challenges that caught my eye

Allsorts #607 - Something New

Passion For Markers #575 - Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar - Make it cute

Thursday 14 January 2021

Twist and Pop Favourite Duo

 I have to say that it is rather comforting to be back into a crafty routine after the strange Christmas that was thrust upon us all and I am enjoying keeping a close eye on my DT Planner ( I am making good use of it Annette!! xx) to make sure I hit my deadlines. So I am here with my inspiration for

where the first challenge of the year is to share your projects featuring your favourite colour duo.

I am a big fan of pink/peach and turquoise together and made this...

The colours are so pretty and put together as nature intended.

I subscribed to the Craftwork Cards "Julie Loves" boxes and have quite a few in my crafty stash so used an embroidery themed set for my DT piece today. I spent a most enjoyable time putting this together while it was very grey and cold outside on Sunday and although very impressive, it was fairly easy to make. I used Sam's instructions here.

I hope the week is being kind to you and if you have time it would lovely if you could share your favourite colour duo xx

Monday 11 January 2021

The Boys are back in town

 Hello friends. I seem to be on a run of good luck at the moment in finding stuff that I wasn't actually looking for!! Anyone remember the Daisy and Dandelion products from about ten years ago!? Well I found some sheets of pyramage and just had to use them as my DT piece for the new challenge at

where the theme is The Boys are back in town.

Just look at little Dandelion taking it easy by the river bank!!

And here is a better look at the layers.

The paper (I suspect is MFT) and mat were in my box of scraps (which incidentally, I am intending to actually use this year!!) and matched the topper perfectly. All that I needed to finish off was some co-ordinating bakers twine for the tag, which was also on the sheet.

I am now ready for my Brother-in-Laws Birthday next week!!

I hope you are all doing okay and crafting to keep your minds off the scary times that we find ourselves  living in. I have to admit that I am more afraid now than I was at the start. I know that technologies record every single event now which means we are all in the know on a daily basis. On a positive note, I was proud to be a part of the very first Covid Vaccination Clinic for our Primary Care Network last week and admit to feeling very emotional about being involved in such a historic event. We are expecting to vaccinate 1000 patients every week for the forseeable, so it may be a little quiet here!!

That's all for today. See you later in the week xx

Tuesday 5 January 2021

Treats for the reindeer!!

 Hello everyone. it's been a while hasn't it!? I hope you all had a peaceful Christmas and I am sincerely Wishing you good health and brighter days ahead in 2021!! After a personally difficult  last year I was pretty optimistic about the New Year...what a start though!!

I haven't had chance to do very much crafting over the festive period but at the weekend had a little mooch to see what inspired me and am taking these bags of reindeer food along to a couple of Christmas challenges!!

I made some of these a few years ago and actually mislaid the stamp set. I was delighted to rediscover it while I was looking through my fabric!! It is a set from Alley Way Stamps and I can't even remember where I bought them from. I have a sneaking suspicion it may have been from Kitty at My Mum's Craft Shop, remember that?! 

The deer were stamped and coloured with Promarkers and I added Tonic glitter drops for the noses. The verse is part of the set that was stamped on to Daisy Mae Designs Arch Dies that made perfect tags. Of course it's not real reindeer food, it's bird seed but the littleys didn't know that!!

I am joining in here

Merry Little Christmasd Challenge Blog #30 - Anything Goes

Sparkles Christmas Challenge #120 - Holiday/Christmas Treats

Winter Wonderland - Christmas Sweet Treats (for deer!!)

So, that's me for today. I have several DT pieces in the pipe line but as we are now rolling out the Covid vaccine, I suspect my working life may just become a little more manic and that I shall disappear once more!!

Until next time, take care of yourselves xx