29 Nov 2021

A Wagon full of Stars

I hope all is well with you.Today I am sharing another Christmas card.  I know some crafters make them all year round which is such a good idea.I usually make them a month or so before. I used lots of paper piecing on this Christmas card, as it is a good  way for me to use up all the little scraps of patterned paper, which I  am guilty of keeping! 

Thank you for visiitng, stay safe xx

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Paperbabe 157 Challenge

17 Nov 2021


Hello I hope all is ok with you. I have finally been able to post this, I have had it saved as a draft for some time.

I have made a few Christmas cards, and  as always they are all in watercolour, and my new favourite white gouache for snow. I also paper pieced the snowman’s scarf. I need to do more paper piecing, as it would help to use up some of my many pretty patterned papers.I used some of my extensive Christmas papers to make envelopes for my cards. I have also used them to make my December  Daily this year, and I have managed not to buy any of the new lovely Christmas designs! 

Thank you for visiting, and please stay safe, sadly this pandemic is very far from over xx

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6 Nov 2021

Christmas Gift Tags

It is feeling a lot more wintery recently, so thoughts immediately turn to Christmas. I have all of my gifts sorted out already, I don’t actually have them yet but I know what I am going to buy.So that is a good start, thank goodness for online shopping! A few weeks ago I made some special tags to tie onto my gifts.  I still have a lot more Christmas cards to make, I hope to be able to make some more soon. The list gets longer and longer every year! 

I cut my tags from water colour card and stamped over my water coloured background with these gorgeous silhouette images. I used white Gouache  paint for my snow, and added lots of glitter too.You  just can’t have Christmas without lots and lots of glitter, but  it does get everywhere! I finished by threading some organza ribbons onto my tags.

I decided not to buy any new Christmas wrapping paper this year as I am slightly addicted to buying gorgeous Christmas wrappings 😀 So I am determined to use up what I already have. Hopefully these tags will match the papers. 

Stay safe, and thank you so much for visiting  ❤❤

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30 Oct 2021

Happy Halloween

Just a quick post to wish everyone who celebrates Halloween a very nice day or should I say night.I am sharing a Witchy art journal page made for a challenge on Facebook. 
Stay safe xx

14 Oct 2021

Happy 95th Pooh

Today is the 95th birthday of Winnie the Pooh! I have always loved Classic Pooh, as written by A.A.Milne, and brilliantly illustrated by E.H. Shepard. The first rubber stamps I ever owned were Classic Pooh ones, the  good old fashioned wooden ones.

I have created these Classic Pooh cards to celebrate this special day. I have sent them to my fellow Classic Pooh friends. I water coloured my background, and the images. I used a lot of masking to stamp the overlapping bunch of balloons. Pooh always needs honey so of course I stamped him lots of honey jars!

Pooh and friends joined us on a recent trip to the forest, and he enjoyed sitting on his thinking log.

I made a Classic Pooh cake today, with a marzipan Pooh, and a chocolate flake covered log. 

Thank you for visiting, and please stay safe, the covid numbers are high, and increasing every day xx 

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2 Oct 2021

Playing in the Autumn leaves

As Autumn arrives I feel very fortunate to live with a forest just at the bottom of our avenue. The leaves are starting to turn a multitude of browns, reds, and yellows. Due to the pandemic we have spent more time than ever visiting the forest, and I have started to keep a nature journal. I’ve gone back to childhood activities such as bark rubbing! So hoping things will improve next year…

With Autumn in mind, I have created this card for a swap. I used watercolours for the background, and also to add colour to the characters one of whom has jumped head first into the leaves! 

I added some autumnal texture by using  sprinklets in both gold and copper.

 I die cut a lot of leaves and gave them a wash of watercolour. I have some left over for my nature journal too. Tracy Easson’s girl stamp has her arm by her side so I stamped it again and snipped it off (sorry hope it didn’t hurt) to place it as if she was raising it up in the air holding the leaf. 

Thank you for visiting, stay safe xx

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CountryView Challenges Autumn colours

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