New Name, New Outlook.

Goodness, it has been two months since I last blogged! It has been an eventful, dramatic and emotional time for me recently and while I have been doing some crafting which has helped, I haven’t been able to face blogging until now. Mexico was everything I expected it to be and more. I’ll say no… Continue reading New Name, New Outlook.

Big Birthday weekend

This weekend we celebrated my Son's 30th and my Mother-in-Law's 90th birthdays. We had a lovely meal out with family on Friday and a party on Saturday. Here she is with Billy. I was grateful for a free day yesterday especially as the sun was out as I was able to get into the garden… Continue reading Big Birthday weekend

Happy New Year, if a little late!

Where did those two months go! I have realised that I haven't blogged at all this year!! So I have some catching up to do. Christmas was lovely but our main focus thus far this year has been THE WEDDING of the year! My Son is getting married in Mexico next month and preparation for… Continue reading Happy New Year, if a little late!

Autumn is here

It's been two weeks since Isabella started school and I have been busy! The craft room has been overflowing with creations with an Autumnal feel. The backgrounds for these cards were made using Distress Oxide inks. I chose 3 Autumnal colours and swooshed them onto my craft mat. I then spritzed with a water mister… Continue reading Autumn is here

My Crafty Birthday

We have a tradition at Hailsham Stamp Club that we make a Birthday card for anyone with a birthday in that month. This month it was mine. Here are my beautiful hand-stamped cards from my lovely friends, they know me so well. Sunflowers and Guinea pigs are two of my favourite things.   We also… Continue reading My Crafty Birthday

Inchies and Twinchies

At this months Hailsham Stamp Club we made cards featuring Inchies (1") and Twinchies (2") squares. This is a recurring subject for our club as they are so easy to make and assemble for a quick and easy card. I am also in an online Inchie swap so in addition I make a set of… Continue reading Inchies and Twinchies

Artist Trading Coins

I recently stumbled upon this new trend to decorate Artist Trading Coins. These are 2 1/2" circles of card which are traded in the same way as the original ATCs. I managed to find a circle die in the correct size and set to cutting circles from white card. Then inspired by the glorious weather… Continue reading Artist Trading Coins

Altered Background Paper

Our Stamp Club met last night, we are getting quite proficient at putting out and clearing away the tables and chairs, many hands and all that. The subject was "altered background papers". We all have stacks of background papers either in pads or loose sheets which we once planned to do something with. My challenge… Continue reading Altered Background Paper

Anything But Card ATC swap

This month at Hailsham Stamp Club the theme for the monthly Artist Trading Card swap was ABC - Anything But Card. This was probably the most challenging subject as we all had to think of using surfaces which are not obvious when stamping. I found some MDF ATCs online which I painted with a layer… Continue reading Anything But Card ATC swap