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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