Saturday, 13 December 2008

Two Years

It is two years to the day since I lost my beloved Peter. I was thinking last night about the last time I saw him, and how much I wish I had known it was going to be the last time, how much I wish I had said and how much I wish I had been by his side. His dear mum, bless her, does not have to mark this date as she passed away recently and my heart's wish is that she is now with Peter and they are a comfort to each other. God bless you Betty.

Two years. It is no time at all and yet it is the longest time of all.

A caterpillar does not cease to be when it becomes a butterfly, and Peter, I know, has not ceased to be.

God bless Pete. L.L.L.L.D.W. xxx

Thursday, 11 December 2008

More Christmas Cards

Getting a bit scarily close to the big day now and still got loads to do - well haven't we all! anyway, here are my latest cards. Hope you like them.

This first photo has not come out very clearly but the verse in the suspended oval says "Peace on Earth will come to stay when we live Christmas every day"

Top down view of same card

I just love this vintage looking angel - she is adorable don't you think?

The background to this image is chalked and embossed - first time I have used chalks.

I scanned this next one, so you can't really tell but there are several layers of decoupage on all the images.

Next are three Dufex decoupaged cards. I love these images - they have a rich fairytale quality about them.

And to finish, something a little more modern.

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Latest cards

A few cards I made over the past couple of days. So many more yet to make though - where has the time gone!!???

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

A card and ATCs

Here is my latest Christmas card and a couple of ATCs made for the CB swap.

Sunday, 23 November 2008


WOW! I am truly delighted to have received this award from Jackie. Thank you :-) I am passing this award on to these lovely people for their inspirational blogs and the hand of friendship they have held out to me:

Monday, 17 November 2008

Nativity Star

Here is another card I have enjoyed making. The star is really prominent as it is on several layers of card with foam pads between. I like that dove and the star are hiding the little nativity scene - like the old style advent calendars always used to have a nativity scene for the 25th December.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Diagonal Tri-fold Card

I had fun making this little card. It’s all tied up with ribbon, then it opens diagonally into a trifold card showing a little decoupaged ted inside.

Friday, 14 November 2008

It's beginning to feel a bit like Christmas

Here are some of my recent makes. Most of them have gone to a charity sale, except the birthday card which was for my good friend Sarah, and the two snowman ATCs which are for the CB swap. I have been lucky enough to be given a CraftRobo as an early Christmas pressie and have enjoyed playing around with it. The Let it Snow and Peace on Earth cards were made with templates I bought from Tina at and from Debbie at Hope you like my latest efforts.

Friday, 24 October 2008

Have just re-read yesterday's post where I was saying I couldn't wait for the weekend to come so I could play with the cute companions set, and now I am sitting here thinking it just goes to show you should be careful what you wish for! because I got to play with the cute little creatures much earlier than expected thanks to having such an awful day at work that it led to me walking out. Well, that is a problem for another day. In the meantime, here is the 2nd card from the cute companions set. I stamped the mice and some of the baubles and tried my hand at watercolouring them - could do with a bit more practice but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

Country Christmas

A wonderful parcel of goodies arrived today, including the gorgeous Country Companions Christmas cd and stamps. This is the first card I made from them. The scene is decoupaged, and I have added glitter flocking powder to the snowy areas and the tops of the lettering. Can't wait for the weekend when I can have a proper play with them all!

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Birthdays and Awards

Here are a couple of different birthday cards I made recently . . .

And here is an award I received from Snaggles and Ultramum - thanks so much ladies :-)
There are a few rules to having this award:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog
2. Link the person you received the award from
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Put links of those blogs on yours

Here are my nominations...

Tiggertastic, Copse, Heather, Maddy, Max, Torpenhow and Rachel

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Quick cards

My reward for having a bit of tidy up in my craft room was to make these two quick cards tonight. The lady with a fan is made from wrapping paper. I just cut her out several times and decoupaged the various layers.

The little Christmas card was just to try out some new pens. I love the metallic green, and the lighter colour is the same pen but watered down and colour washed. Along the base is some glitter flock for snow tho’ it doesn’t show up in the picture so much but I like the sparkly effect like frosty snow.

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Christmas Challenge

This book is up for grabs over at the PollyCrafts blog! All you have to do is
  • design a Christmas card

  • leave a comment on the PollyCrafts blog linking to your entry

  • leave a link to Pollycrafts on your blog
Closing date is Sept 30th

New home

This is a card I made for a swap on the CB forum. It took me far longer than it ought to have (partly because I took it apart twice and partly because I couldn't find just the stamp I wanted for the leafy background - until today that it) but I kinda like the end result.

Saturday, 13 September 2008


Thought it was about time I posted again, as it has been quite a while (in blog land terms that is). So, here are some of my recent makes:

This birthday card went to my good friend Karen who liked the bright fresh colours

This was for a friend's wedding

While this card is yet to be given - I think I know who it will go to tho'

And lastly, this was for the postcard challenge on the CB forum.

Tuesday, 19 August 2008


I am so sad this evening. I miss my beloved Peter so very much and for some reason it is hitting me hard today. I have put a ticker on here for him and it is showing 20 months now, but it doesn't seem to get any easier. Not really. I can distract myself for a time, but it is always there - in the background of my mind, and in the ache of my heart.

I miss you Peter

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Latest makes

Phew! It's been hot and humid the past few days, so I have stayed in the relative cool of my craft room and made these bits and pieces
First is a card for an old family friend who needs all the good wishes we can muster.
Then some birthday cards for the CB ladies

and this summery card for a family birthday
and last but not least a birthday book, the idea of which came from this month's CB mag.

Hope you enjoy looking at these as I enjoyed making them. It's been said many times that crafting is good therapy and I think this past week or so I have felt the proof of that!