Friday, 1 December 2017

Warm me up

Hi there 

Me again 

Sorry for the very short blog now

Been a bit of a rush job as I only just got the image today as somewhere the 
original email had got lost. 

So here is my entry as Design Team member today over at 

Love to Scrap Challenge blog

I have used  Pickled Potpourri Designs

I have coloured in the image using alcohol pens and coloured with watercolour paint

Used black pen around the edge to give bit texture

Then mat layered onto card stock and 

 used "snow acetate" to make it look

like it is snowing..... does it work??

Hope you like it 

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Winter Wonderland close to home

Hi there

Thought I would do something different today for the 

Challenge over at LOVE to Craft Challenge blog

I started my journey into crafting by making cards out of my photos 

So here is Decembers card for you. 

It is of the Snow at HOME in 2009 

I hope you like it and look forward to seeing you again 
very soon. 

crafty hugs 

x x 

Monday, 27 November 2017

Ribbon Journal Book

Good afternoon to you all 

I hope you are well and not too stressed out with all the sales
that have been going on here in the UK 

Expect its the same all over the World

I have been busy today making something different. 

A Ribbon Journal  Book 

I have used calico for the pages, 

Red thread and plenty of Crafty Ribbons - ribbons and buttons. 

I plan to use the Wee book to make notes on my sewing

sort of a Sewing journal......

I hope you like it and would like to enter it for the 

Challenge over on Facebook with Crafty Ribbons. 

Happy days and hope to see you again 

here are the photos to give you an idea on the process in the making 

Bye for now 

x x 

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Christmas is Coming

Hi there

How are you today?

Been a bit of a strange weather I have to say last week very cold and today it
seems almost like summer. Well not quite but you know what I mean I am sure

Been busy one way or another and here is a card to show 

Christmas is on its way 

I would like to enter it for the following challenge 

over on Facebook 

Clarity Stamps

I have used Clarity stamps to make this card. 

Well I wish you all the best and look forward to hearing from you 

Take care 

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Remembrance Day Poppy

Good Morning 

Well here I am sitting here and thought I would share with you what I 
was making yesterday. 

I asked for a pattern for a poppy and my niece posted one to me over social media
and once I started looking I found so many it took ages to sort out what I was going to do. 

Anyway I set too..... make a few Crochet Poppies so that I can wear one today and tomorrow. 

I do think it is important to remember those that have gone before us, and those
who are still fighting for our freedom. 

I have made these with double knit wool and a crochet hook 4.5mm. 

The first one was made with darker wool and the 2 others with bright red. 

I have used a safety pin to attach the poppies to my clothes. 

They were very quick to make - think I need a bit more practice reading 
patterns as I did get in a bit of a muddle 

So I did watch a few YouTube videos which were a help. 

Think I am more a watch than a read learner. 

So here are my poppies. 

Have a good day and do remember to have a moment to remember at 

11 o-clock today 

11 am on the 11th of 11 month 

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Thursday, 9 November 2017


Good afternoon all 

Well here I am still sewing and enjoying the journey. 

I have made this Dove out of scraps of material, ribbon and buttons, also the filling 
was scraps of wadding which I had cut off other projects (like my bags the other day) 

I used a template of a bird shape with separate wings. 

Stuffed the wings and did a few stiches on top to give a bit of definition. 

Then using the scrap of ribbon placed it between the pattern body pieces and stitched around 
leaving an opening to turn the material right sides out. 

Hope you can see the ribbon which is from Crafty Ribbons and the buttons also from
Crafty Ribbons. Just love those Hearts I got the other day. 

Well those photos give you an idea of the Dove

I would like to enter him for the following 


Crafty Ribbons Challenge over on Facebook 

Have a great day and see you again 


x x 

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

100th Birthday

Hi there

Well not sure where the time has gone now that we are into November 

It was Dennis birthday yesterday but this is NOT his card :) 

I was asked to make a special card for a distant relative to us for 

Aunty Florrie

So here it is - I was asked to have Lillie's, pots of flowers and colour 

so I hope I met the requirements. They were pleased with it. 

I have used Hunkydory items, die cut out the sentiments 

Thank you for your visit and happy crafting