13 Aug 2022

In Memory of Raymond Briggs

 I don’t think anyone could imagine Christmas without The Snowman, he is an intrinsic part of Christmas. Raymond Briggs gave the world The Snowman, Snowdog, The Bear, Fungus the Bogey Man, When the Wind Blows, and Ethel and Ernest. We are all so grateful for his talent and imagination. 

I have made these two tags in his memory.

Thank you for visiting, take care it is very hot here at the moment xx


4 Aug 2022

Mini book Soul Whispers

I recently took part in a Facebook swap to create a mini book which would fit into the palm of your hand. I don’t think I’ve ever made a book that tiny before! I used water colour paper for the cover and, pages and also scraps of patterned paper for pages. 

I die cut some hearts to make into balloons.

A little pocket holds a mini tag 

I used one of my bubble backgrounds for a page

All of my images were stamped and watercoloured.

I included a little pocket in the centre pages to hold a little surprise 

There are lots of fun swaps and challenges on Facebook. 

My pages were 5cm x5 cm 

The recipient of my little book thankfully loved it, and the one I received in return was just brilliant too. 

The final page. 

Thank you for visiting and have a lovely day xx

8 Jul 2022

Classic Pooh Card

Hello I hope you are doing well. I have always loved the Classic Pooh stories written by A.A.Milne, and wonderfully illustrated by E.H Shepard. So I am thrilled to be creating with these gorgeous Classic  Pooh stamps. 
I water coloured the background and the images, I also used some sparkly pens on some of Pooh’s stash of honey pots! 

Thank you for visiting, stay safe xx
I would like to enter my Classic Pooh card into the following challenges.

3 Jul 2022

Alice Day 2022

Hello, I hope all is ok with you today. It is July already, and in the UK the first Saturday of July is always Alice day when fans of Alice celebrate. In July 1862 Lewis Carol was boating on a lake with Alice Liddel and her sisters when he told them a story, which of course became Alice in Wonderland. 

I began by watercolouring a background, and while that was drying I started a lot of fussy cutting of little Alice characters from one of the gorgeous Graphic 45 Alice papers. I scribbled  some quick toadstools on some copy paper and coloured them before adhering to the page. My little Alice characters then jumped on to the page. There were some disagreements about who wanted to go where  but they soon all agreed and settled down 

I stamped the quotation, “ How long is forever, sometimes just one second”  which is one of my favourites. 

Our Alice Tea 

Thank you so much for visiting, take care Covid numbers are very, very high xx

I would like to enter my Alice Day art journal page into the following challenges. 

More Than Words Wonderful
Wonderland is certainly wonderful! 

21 Jun 2022

Playing Poohsticks

Hello how are you? Isn’t this sunny weather just lovely. A perfect day to play Poohsticks ! As everyone knows I love Classic Pooh so I am thrilled to be sharing this Poohsticks card today. I watercoloured the image, and even managed to use up some of my pile of patterned  papers as a mount. A light green organza ribbon tie around in a bow added the finishing touch. 

Last time I mentioned we were going to attempt  to make the new Jubilee pudding.So I thought I would post a picture of the result. It was delicious.

Thank you so much for visiting, let’s hope this sunny weather continues for the rest of the summer.

I would like to enter my Playing Poohsticks card into the following challenges

2 Jun 2022

Happy Jubilee !

We are having a four day celebration for the Queens Platinum Jubilee here in the UK. Six years ago I made this Papercraft cake for the Queens 90th birthday, so I thought I would update it for this years Jubilee. 

I stamped new flags and Coldstream Guards, and added the Jubilee 70th logo, also adding  a more recent photo of our beloved Queen. 

We have our bunting and balloons up, and are looking forward to all of the celebrations. We are going to try and make the Jubilee Pudding, you can see the recipe here. It looks stunning, not sure that ours will look exactly the same 🤣

I wish everyone a very Happy Jubilee celebration. 

23 May 2022

Jubilee Ready

Hello I hope you are doing well, and are looking forward to the upcoming Jubilee celebrations. 

This little lady is very excited for the Queens Platinum Jubilee, and is all ready with her Union Jack in hand.

I delved into my craft cupboard to search for the Union Jack stencil for the background, and eventually found it! I overlayed it onto one of my bubble backgrounds which I made a few years ago.  The post with details about how I created it is here

The little lady is a stamp by Tracy Easson, I added  a little crown, which she loved. I used my favourite water colours and some sparkle pens to give her some colour, and  then fussy cut her.  I was very careful not to snip her as she would have not been very happy! I used foam pads to adhere her over the stencilled flag.I stamped another flag and made a little stick for it so she can eagerly wave it back and forth in delight. I finished by stamping “Queen of Hearts” on some card and adhering with foam pads. 

I would like to enter my Jubilee Girl  into the following challenges. 

Thank you for visiting today, stay safe xx

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