Saturday, 23 June 2018

Star Book for Mama Makes…



Evening all, I’ve been a bad blogger again – where does the time go?

I have to admit I’ve been spending a lot of time out and about and in the garden, the weather has been so lovely it’s too nice to sit inside

Keith is off next week and the sun is going to continue to shine so I thought I’d better sneak in a quick post now or it will be another week


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I saw a useful post on Facebook this week from the lovely Anne Redfern, an easy solution to the recent problems with comment notifications (or lack of them).I know a lot of my visitors are not on Facebook so I hope this is helpful;


Go to your blog dashboard.
Click on Settings.
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Leonie is featuring some Mama Makes stamps this week on her Let Loose shows on Hochanda, I love these stamps, they’re quirky and a bit different to what I usually use. I made this star book and really enjoyed doing something different…


Star book front

Star book baby     Star book believe

Star book friends     Star book happiness

Star book hearts     Star book hug

Star book kisses

Star book


There’s a lot of pictures but I wanted to show you all the pages. If I make another I’ll be sure to photograph it before sticking together because it won’t lay flat, but I think you can see enough

You  can see all these cute stamps and the lovely sentiments on Hochanda on Wednesday at 11 and 2, they’re also available on the Mama Makes website. Loti makes all the stamps herself, she designs some of them and also finds new and exciting artists, they’re quite unique

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Keith is watching the football so a nice soak in the bath for me now and a catch up on some Jennifer McGuire videos, it you haven’t seen her then give them a go, she has some fantastic ideas

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend



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Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Watercolour images…



Good afternoon crafters, what have you been up to?

I’ve got a bit behind with things because I like to be in the garden when the weather is good. It’s a bit miserable today so I’m having a catch up!

I have a few cards to share using the new watercolour images from Lili of the Valley, I have to admit when I first saw these I wasn’t sure they were my cup of tea but how wrong I was, I loved using them…


LOTV watercolour birdsLOTV watercolour bunnyLOTV watercolour jack russell

LOTV watercolour guineau pigs


I kept my cards quite simple and printed them on watercolour card which has a nice texture

The images are available as Simply print sheets and also as digi stamps which can be resized. The guinea pig card is an example of how versatile the digi images are, I used the same image twice and flipped one of them

I hope you like them, do take a look as there are lots of lovely new images in the range

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I have to wait in for a delivery tomorrow so I’m planning to spend the whole day crafting – lovely jubbly!


Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your Wednesday



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Tuesday, 15 May 2018

LOTV Birthday Hop



Good morning crafters, an early post from me today on this sunny Tuesday as we’re having a blog hop… ooooh!


It’s a while since I did this, the Lili of the Valley ones used to be hugely popular so as part of their 14th birthday celebrations we are having a birthday hop with some wonderful inspiration from the Design Team


If you’re on the hop you’ll have come here from Jen’s blog

If you just stopped by to visit me and want to join in the then follow the next link to Gaynor

You can see lots more cards on the facebook group today from some of our previous DT and visit the Lili of the Valley website here for Birthday offers

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I used Rosie and cake for my cards today, one of the earlier images and still one of my favourites…

LOTV rosie with cake rocker

I made a rocker card for a change, it’s a while since I added ribbon and flowers to a card but I liked it, very girlie!

I printed a few of the Simply print sheets at once and I did this quick eclipse card too so thought I’d share at the same time…

LOTV rosie with cake eclipse


Hope you like them, this is the Simply Print sheet but you can also get a digi stamp too if you haven’t got this cutie in your collection

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Here’s a list below of the blogs on the hop so if you get lost you can start again

Be sure to leave a comment on each blog as there is a £10 voucher hidden along the way at one of the blogs and don’t forget to check back tomorrow night to see if I had the prize here


Marianne - https://mariannescraftroom.blogspot.co.uk/

Kat - http://cornishkat.blogspot.co.uk

Jen - http://thetinybluebutterfly.blogspot.co.uk

Me! - http://learningtojive.blogspot.co.uk

Gaynor - https://designsbygaynorgreaves.blogspot.co.uk

Donna - http://myhappyplace-donna.blogspot.co.uk/

Debs - http://debsatfrecklesplace.blogspot.co.uk

Andrea - http://andreagourley.blogspot.co.uk/

Lorraine - http://lorrainebailey.blogspot.co.uk

Mary - http://playingwithribbon.blogspot.co.uk

Karen - http://moreplease-ko.blogspot.co.uk

Yvonne - https://phoebeez.blogspot.nl/



Have a great day everyone, but of gardening for me I think while the weather is nice!


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Tuesday, 8 May 2018

The weekend, and Mama Makes…




Good evening lovely crafty friends, I hope you all enjoyed the bank holiday

The weather was certainly beautiful, breaking records I think for May! We did some gardening yesterday and then had family round for a bbq,  nothing fancy but just a nice relaxing afternoon

I had a lovely weekend away visiting my friends Mary and Andrea in Newcastle. We went to the Sunderland glass centre and made a paperweight on Sunday and really enjoyed it, I love to do something different. I won’t see my paperweight for a week because it has to be left to ‘cook’ but the process was fascinating (if a tad hot!!) and I’ve got my name down for another go at something different in the future

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Hochanda is featuring Mama Makes products on Leonie’s Let Loose shows tomorrow so be sure to tune in at 11 and 2, there should be some lovely bargains and lots of inspiration from the team for using the stamps

Here are a couple of cards that I made for the show using the Woodland Friends, Hello Spring and Elephant Birthday sets…


Elephant easel

Spring eclipse


The eclipse card is something I’ve seen around a lot recently, Jennifer McGuire did them a while ago and I really like the effect. I used the Lawn Fawn Louies ABC’s alphabet for this from Seven Hills Crafts


Hope you like them, don’t forget to tune in tomorrow… and enjoy the rest of your Tuesday



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Tuesday, 1 May 2018

New beginnings, and retiring images



Good evening lovely crafty friends, hope you are all well

Not much to report tonight, it’s been a pretty quiet couple of weeks but I’m not complaining because I finally found some time to get in the craft room!

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Lili of the Valley have a lovely new release with some of the cutest baby images, sentiments and alphabets

I made this pop up box card for a change, I wanted something special for a precious new arrival. These have a bit of a WOW factor but are quite easy to make from a piece of A4 card, it folds nice and flat for posting too

I used one of the new digital images called Polka Dots, also available as a simply print


LOTV polka dot box 2

LOTV polka dot boxLOTV polka dot box 3LOTV polka dot box 4


The baby sentiments are lovely, there are 12 in the set and they each come in 5 different colours

I also used the new toy box alphabet which again has 5 different colourways included

The papers are Country Meadow from NitWits and the heart banner is Penny Black


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Some of the older images are being retired on May 4th and there are some fantastic deals on them. Take a look to see if there are any you missed before they are gone

retiring



Finally I know a few of you stampers have struggled with using the digital images (Debra, are you here??)

There are a couple of guides on the website which you may find useful


how to



That’s it for now, enjoy the rest of your week everyone



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Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Pet sympathy…



Good evening crafty friends, thanks so much for all your lovely comments on my last post. I know it’s time consuming and I appreciate you taking the time to stop by

I’ve resolved to visit and leave a couple of comments each day because if you get behind it’s such a huge job trying to catch up on all your favourite blogs


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Just a quick post today, my Brother sadly lost their dog coincidentally a day after I’d ordered some lovely pet related Whimsy stamps from Dies to Die for

I made a couple which I’ll share another time, and then did this one from an idea I‘d seen on Pinterest

This is a Stampin’ Up set called Bella and Friends and I loved the idea of the little doggy floating up to heaven tied to the balloon…


SUbellasympathy


Sentiment - Whimsy ‘fill my heart’

Rainbow – Stampin’ Up ‘sunshine and rainbows’

Clouds – Memory Box ‘puffy clouds’

Sorry it’s such a rubbish picture, the light is so bad at the moment and it’s nearly all white

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Hope you like it, enjoy the rest of your week everyone



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Thursday, 5 April 2018

more LOTV girls…



Good morning everyone, thank you for popping by and I hope you all had a lovely Easter despite the atrocious weather we’ve been having in the UK

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I didn’t manage to dig any wedding pictures out to share, they’re under a lot of stuff in the attic that I keep meaning to sort through

Our silver anniversary didn’t quite go to plan, Keith had the day off so as it was sunny we decided to have a drive out. On the way home a young girl crashed into the back of us when we’d stopped to let the car in front of us turn. Keith’s little sports car is his pride and joy but thankfully everyone was ok although it certainly didn’t do my neck any good, it’s just been starting to feel better and I’m back to square one

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I have a couple more cards today using the new girls from LOTV, I like these older girls, they’re great for teens who are past the cute stage

These one is called Coffee

LOTV coffee

and this one is Curls

LOTV curls


The papers I used are from a lovely Stampin’ Up pad and the heart die is Sue Wilson

I have so many part used pads that when I start one now I’m going to try and make a few cards from it. I hate cutting them if they’re pretty, and even when I start a new pad I find myself using the ones first that are my least favourite so I can save the nicest ones

It’s like your best clothes or your favourite perfume, they never end up getting used!

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It’s a rare sunny day here today so I’m going to do a bit of gardening this afternoon. I do miss my garden in the Winter and I have some cutting back to do

Enjoy your Thursday crafters


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