11 Nov 2018

Lest we Forget 100 years


In memory


My Great Uncle he was killed at The Somme aged just 19.



I don’t have a photo of my My Great Grandfather, but he also died at The Somme aged 41 and is remembered on this plaque. 




My Grandfather fibbed about his age and joined up at just 14 years old. He was 18 when the war ended, he is pictured here with the Belgium family who looked out for him.




I made paper poppies, and my sister crocheted poppies, so we could decorate our porch. To say thank you to all those who fought for our country and those who continue to do so.




The Weeping Window at The Imperial War Museum.

Lest We Forget 






6 Nov 2018

Multi PocketCard


What could be better than receiving a handmade card - a handmade card containing gifts! I am over on the Indigoblu Blog  today with an easy step by step to make this multi pocket card. Hope to see you there xx

I would like to enter my multi pocket card into the following challenges.




27 Oct 2018

An Autumn Collection



How exciting the lovely Sally Jarvis of Making Cards magazine has included this blog in her “Ones To Watch” thank you so much! If this is your first time here a very warm welcome xx 

Unfortunately I have not been as active on my blog as usual due to problems with my arm. I am seeing a specialist at the end of November so hoepfully we can find some treatment. 

I have created a few Autumn whatnots which are below. If you would like to be updated when I add something new to this blog please click on the become a follower on the left. 


I used the gorgeous Bo Bunny Beautifully Brisk Collection which I was recently fortunate to have won. I used a box canvas and coloured it with  watercoloirs and Brushos. I also had fun using items from nature. 


An Autumn Card using Aquamarkers to create the background. 



A snuggled up Fox is happily sleeping on this card. 


As I don’t have many craft projects at the moment, I thought I would share some recent photos. My friend is a trustee and he asked me to accompany him to an opening event, Michael Parkinson was cutting the ribbon, there were politicians and other “famous”  faces there. I have to admit I did not recognise them all, but everyone was very friendly and I had some interesting conversations. My friend was on the tv news luckily I wheeled away into a quiet corner!






Thank you for stopping by, I hope to see you again soon xx


16 Oct 2018

Staircase to Heaven




Hello and welcome ! The days are certainly drawing in and there is an Autumn crispness in the air.I am going with this Autumnal feeling and turning it into a little canvas. I used a lovely deer from a new stamp set by Craft Consortium. She is visiting the forest in search of some Juicy berries, and I  think she found some.




I used a 5 x 7 canvas and created the background with aqua markers and brushos. I have discovered that to achieve the brusho look I like I need a teeny tiny amount of brushes sprinkled on before lightly spritzing. 

After stamping and colouring my lovely deer I fussy cut her and adhered her to the canvas. I tried some new to me glue as I normally use 3d sticky pads to add dimension but I have been told that these dry out and become unstuck if a card has been left up for a long time. I tried a glue which said it was a 3d glue. I put quite a bit of glue on but it didn’t hold the deer up at all, and just looks flat, so that didn’t quite work out! I will try again maybe there is a special technique in using it! 

I added the all important berries, and some art stones which I coloured  with brushos, oh my goodness those art stones roll everywhere! All of my crafting has to be done on a lap tray balanced on my knee which is always precarious! I also die cut and watercoloured some autumn leaves. 


"My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earth's loveliness." 


I finished my canvas with this wonderful quote by Michel Angelo. It came with a stamp set made by Unity and created by the wonderfully talented Phyllis Harris, I love all of her work. There are so many talented artists to admire.  

I really enjoyed making this little Autumn scene, and I would like to enter it into the following challenges.
Craft Stamper Anything Goes with Stamping
Paperbabe Stamps Anything Goes

I am not wearing my splint all of the time now, as my dr does not think it was the correct treatment, although he does not know what the treatment is. if any...I am waiting to see the specialist at the end of November, I continue to craft as much as I can. Thank you for stopping by xx

12 Oct 2018

Pastel Painting Charlie


Hello how are you today? I hope you are all ok. I have my specialist appointment for my arm at the end of November. I am managing to craft just a little at a time.

Today I am sharing a special card which I made for a friend whose beloved dog Charlie sadly recently died. I have always loved pastel painting, I was doubtful how well I would manage with my arm, but I persevered... it is far from perfect but I tell myself that it is the thought that counts! I worked from a photo my friend had on Facebook, I hope it looks a little like her darling doggie. 

Have a great weekend xx






2 Oct 2018

Snow White



Hello, Snow White is visiting the Indigoblu Blogtoday, I hope you will pay her a visit. She would love to see you!

It now seems that the splint for my arm was not the right treatment! The ultrasound has found three different and what the dr called very complicated problems. I need to see a specialist, and of course the waiting lists are several months long! I am managing to craft just a little at a time, thank goodness I can, as otherwise I would go bonkers!

Some good news a magazine contacted me and they think my “Actually I Can” canvas has a very positive message and they want to feature it in their magazine next month. So glad they liked it,  not everyone did!
I would like to enter Snow White into the following challenges.

Artistic Stamper Inktober
Altered Eclectics Anything Goes

Hugs xx

22 Sep 2018

Are You A Good Witch or a Bad Witch?




Hello, I hope all is going well for you. I am still struggling to craft with my right arm in a splint, but I keep trying!

I  wanted so much to enter the this months Paperbabe Stamps Stars Challenge and Lost Coast Designs Follow the Yellow Brick Road Challenge. So I was determined to do my best to create something left handed! 

I found out my Wizard of Oz stamp set, and selected 3 stamps, I especially like the sentiment “ Are you a good witch or a bad witch” I think I would quite like to be a witch, and  have some of those witchy powers! I created my background including of course a yellow brick road with my Aquamarkers, they are nice and chunky and easy to hold left handed! I spritzed them quite heavily with water. 

My fabulous witch is a die cut, I added some sparkly stars to her dress, red glitter to her shoes, a few sparkly dots to her witchy hat a few markings to her broom and then she was all set. 

Thank you so much for visiting, take care xx





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