Friday, 31 December 2021

Happy New Year 2022

Hello there my crafty friends,

It's the 31st of December and that's another year almost done and dusted.  We'd all hoped for a better year than 2020 and although we've had more freedom than we had, it's still been challenging in many ways.  We are lucky enough to not live too far away from our two grown up children and their families, so once the lockdowns were over, we enjoyed as much time as we could with our three grandchildren and continue do so, other than the times where there are outbreaks of Covid in their schools.  

Craftwise, I'm still on the DT at Crafty Individuals and still very much enjoying it.  Jean and Malcolm are lovely and the DT are a great bunch and are very supportive of each other, which is wonderful and just as it should be.  

Right then, as it's the last day of the year, I'd like to share with you my favourite makes of 2021, just one from each month, so here goes:













Well that's me done for another year!  Still healthy, happy and surrounded by my loved ones.  I also have a great bunch of crafting friends (You know who you are) who are always there whenever I need them, come rain or come shine, so who could ask for more.  I feel well and truly blessed as we move into a new year and I would like to thank each and every one of you for your continued support and kindness.  I really appriciate your visits, thank you xx
Happy New Year 
All The Very Best Of Everything To You All In 2022

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Friday, 24 December 2021

Merry Christmas - 2021

Hello there my crafty friends,

It's Christmas eve, my favourite day of festive season.  I think I love this day because it's filled with the anticipation of the big day to come.  I will be starting the day by putting on some Christmas music and making the last batch of Mince Pies and some sausage rolls. Not the healthiest of choices but a firm tradition in our house.  We will indulge ourselves with one tonight with a festive tipple, then the rest will go with us when we visit our family tomorrow.  I love the smell of baking filling the house and I have a great sense of satisfaction knowing that all is done and now it's time to relax a little and look forward to tomorrow.  

I'd just like to finish by wishing all of my lovely followers and blogging friends a very happy and peaceful Christmas.  Let's raise a glass to absent friends and celebrate the love of our family and friends that we are blessed to still have around us.

Peaceful Christmas Wishes


Friday, 17 December 2021

A Squirrel In Winter

Hello there my crafty friends,

As always, Blog land is getting quieter as the big day approaches.   I'm here to share my last card before Christmas Eve.  Here it is:

I bought this lovely squirrel stamp set from Visible Image in their Black Friday sale.  It's a perfect stamp for autumn but I couldn't wait to get him inked up, so I used him to make a Christmas card.  I'm really enjoying all things Christmas at the moment, so I'm making the most whilst I'm in the mood to get ahead with my cards for next year.  I've realised recently that I have way more birthday cards than I will ever need, so I'd like to make more Christmas cards throughout the year.  I promise not to post them until the back end of the year, other than my monthly entries to the Rudolf Day challenge on the 25th of each month.  For anyone wondering how I made the snow at the bottom of my card, I used some Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof White.  It's a fabulous opaque white paint that's perfect for making and painting snowy effects.  It was a considered purchase for me but well worth it! 

As I've used lots of little snippets of card on this card with the squirrel, nuts, logs and leaves, I would like to enter this card into 'Pixie's Snippets Playground' challenge #418 

I think that's all from me for today, so I'll love you and leave you until my next post on Christmas Eve.  

Take care of yourselves, wrap up warm and stay safe xx

Monday, 13 December 2021

Last Of My December Samples

Hello again,

Did you all have a good weekend? I hope so.  The big day is getting ever closer and we all have so much to do at this time of year don't we,so I'll keep this post short. 

I've got my Covid booster jab and flu jab this week, so fingers crossed that it all goes smoothly.  My friends and family have given mixed reviews.  Some have experienced very few side effects and others have been quite rough for a couple of days after, so we shall have to wait and see what's in store for me!

I'd like to share the last of my samples with you from the shows on the 3rd of December.  Here they are:

Again, two different cards from me.  One quite CAS and the second one a collage of papers and stamps.  Both are very different from my usual inky style but sometimes it's good to have a play at something a little different.

That's all from me for today and I wish you all a very happy week xx

Friday, 10 December 2021

More Fishy Fun

Hello there,

Are we all ready for the weekend?  I hope that you've got something nice planned.

I''m here today to share the last couple of my fishy cards and here they are:

Two completely different cards.  One CAS and the other quite busy.  On my second card, I decided to leave the fish in black and white as there was already a lot going on in the background.  The text background is from one of Jean's paper sets and I distressed it slightly around the edges.

That's all from me for today and I wish you all a wonderful weekend, whatever you may be doing xx

Tuesday, 7 December 2021

Regret Nothing!

Good moning my crafty friends,

I'm here today to share a couple more of my samples that I made for Crafty Individuals.  How quirky are these dogs? I love how the one on the end looks like he's had a few too many, so I thought the sentimet would work really well with him.  I also had the idea that he was seeing stars, hence there being a lot of them on this card.  Who knows what he's really been up to! :)

I'm sorry about the size and clarity of my second card.  I'm not sure what happened there but it gets worse when I try to make it any bigger.  

I'll be back on Friday with a couple more featuring some of the fish stamps from the shows xx

Friday, 3 December 2021

Fishy Fun From Crafty Individuals Today On Telly!

Hello there,

Here we are in December and it's time for Jean Hardy's last shows of the year today on 'The Craft Store' at 10am and 2pm.  I haven't made as many samples this time around due to me being under the weather for a few weeks.  It wasn't Covid but some other nasty flu bug that put me in bed for five days and then lingered for a good while after.  Anyway, enough of that now and on to my first sample:

Jean's opted for some new fun stamps this time that have all be drawn by Sharron Bates.  I think this card would make a good retirement card, what do you think?

Hope you can tune in for the shows or watch them on catch up later.  I'll be sharing the rest of my samples with you throughout December, so until then, take care of yourselves and stay safe xx