1 Jan 2022

Hope for 2022

Wishing you a happy and healthy 2022, let’s hope it is a much better year! So many of us with autoimmune illnesses, and are disabled, have been staying home for such a long time now. So 
hopefully  it will be the last year of this dreadful pandemic

A new year means a new yearly little scrapbook, so I have made this cover for it. Everything was water coloured as usual, and the 2022 was die cut.

Thank you for visiting, and fingers crossed for the new year. Stay safe xx

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24 Dec 2021

Merry Christmas

I sincerely hope everyone can stay safe, but things are not looking too good are they.

I always make a December Daily journal each year. I won’t have very much to put in it again this year, but we are doing our best to hold on to the Christmas Spirit. 

I started by making a little bag to hold my journal, my mother taught me how to use a sewing machine last year, but I am pretty hopeless at it! My excuse is I cannot feel my foot so I don’t know when I’m pressing the pedal ! 

For my journal I used a small book binding kit I received as a blog prize quite a few years ago. I had not made this type of journal before. You use thread to stitch  the pages in. I also cut down my old Christmas papers which I’ve had for years, so it was a bit of a mismatch. But I have so many scrapbook papers I really need to use them up.

Our Christmas tree this year. 

I wish you the happiest Christmas it is possible to have , stay safe xx 

8 Dec 2021

Christmas Eve

Hello, how are you? I hope you are enjoying the festive season so far. I have finished making all of my Christmas cards, and today I have written and stamped them all! A task and a half!  I have lots of cards to share, and today I’ve chosen a card that I’ve Called “Christmas Eve” as it features Father Christmas, and his reindeer. I decided this reindeer is Ruldolph. so I have of course given him a red nose. I used watercolours, Sprinklets, white pen, and lashings of glitter. I also used some old Christmas scrapbook paper to make an extra special envelope for the card. I am on a mission to use up my mounds of patterned paper 😁

I made a larger size of the card too. 

Thank you for visiitng today, and please stay safe xx

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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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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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