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

7 May 2022

Classic Pooh Birthday Card

Hello how are you today? I haven’t been crafting for a while as I’ve had two unexpected operations this year. I have a biopsy next week, and I hope that will be it for a while. Today I am sharing a Classic Pooh card. I love E.H.Shepards original drawings in the Pooh books and these stamps have been inspired by his wonderful art work. 

I water coloured the map and used a uni pin fine line pen to add detail.The map is based on Ashdown Forest where all of  the Pooh stories were set.  I also water coloured and fussy cut Pooh, and added some glossy accents to his beloved honey flowing out of  the honey pot which he is lovingly clinging on to.I also managed to use up some of my large pile of pretty patterned papers as a mount 😁

I will finish with this photo taken in the Ashdown Forest some years ago, I am looking towards Gills Lap known as “The Enchanted Place “ in the Pooh books. 

Thank you so much for visiting, wishing you sunny & happy days xx

I would like to enter my Classic Pooh card into the following challenges

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

I would like to enter this into the following challenges. 

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

I would like to enter “Christmas Eve “ into the following Challenges

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

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges
Paperbabe 157 Challenge

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