Saturday 10 March 2018

Fairy in the Woods…

Good morning everyone, thanks so much for stopping by and as always for your comments on my last card

I have to share this with you that the kids bought me for my Birthday…


I’ve always said that when the dreaded day comes and we lose Manny that I would get a portrait done. They beat me to it and I’m absolutely thrilled with it. You can see it was done from the picture of him I have on my sidebar, the worry is always that the artist won’t get a likeness but I think she has really captured him


Quick post this morning, it’s pouring down here and Keith is tinkering with his bike in the garage. I’m all caught up with my magazine work so I’m going to have a few hours playing with the new Lili of the Valley and Mama Makes stamps

This is one of the LOTV fairies and she’s called 'In The Woods'

LOTV in the woods

I added some sparkle after I took the picture ,to her wings and the bottom of the dress

I’m trying to make an effort to use my embossing folders more too. I love the effect and have a drawer full but I always forget about them and they’re gathering dust like a lot of my stash

There are 4 fairies in the latest release, I used the digi stamp but there are coloured simply prints too which are adorable if you don’t like to colour or need a quick card

I know a few of you said you have trouble colouring the digis so I’ll try and see if I can find a few tips for you.Once you get used to the digis you will love them, there many advantages to using them


That’s it from me, have a great Saturday whatever you’re doing


Monday 5 March 2018

Lots of news…

Hello crafty friends, I have a lot to tell you tonight so I hope you’ll stick with me…
First the weather, I can’t not mention the ‘Beast from the East’ seeing as it brought the Country to a standstill. Joe went on a short break to Amsterdam with his friends and got stranded for 3 days. They were flown to Germany to get a UK flight and then they were all cancelled so it was a fiasco and a bit worrying (and very expensive!!)
It was proper deep powdery snow like we used to have when I was a kid, we had a few lovely walks and Manny loved it...

Also… Jess got engaged, her boyfriend proposed when they went to Rome so all very romantic. There won’t be any wedding plans for a while as they are saving up for a house but I think when they do tie the knot it will be pretty low key, she’s like her Mum and won’t want any fuss!
Doesn’t seem like 2 minutes since I was planning my own wedding and it’s our silver anniversary next week, I might share some piccies to mark the occasion if I can dig them out!
I’m on a new Design Team for a fabulous stamp company called Mama Makes. Loti makes the stamps herself and there are some lovely sets at a great price.There are some new stamps just launched and they are the cutest foxes and rabbits with an assortment of sentiments by a fantastic new artist called Tracey Hey…
I used the new fox for this card, it’s called Woodland Friends. The images are also resized and available as small planner stamps. Planners is not something I’ve done but the girls on the team produce some amazing spreads so I think I could really get into it (I just need 48 hours in a day!)
To celebrate the Mama Makes 1st birthday there is a fantastic crafty workshop day. Full details are here if you’re in the Peterborough area
New stamps and news from Lili of the Valley too; at the end of March the images will only be available as digi stamps and simply prints. Rubber stamps are not viable for the Company at the moment and it will be reassessed in 6 months. Some customers have been disappointed but if you haven’t tried digi’s do them give them a go, you’ll be converted!
There are 12 new ones and this lovely is called Freckles. I thought colouring that skirt would take forever so I did a bit of paper piecing for her clothes and shoes and I think it looks quite pretty…
LOTV freckles
I added the little flowers and dragonfly, they are Woodware stamps and the papers on both cards are from the First Edition ‘Bella Rose’ pad
All 12 new images are available as digis and coloured simply print sheets, the 4 fairies are adorable and there are some lovely older more modern girls too

There are some launch offers so if you’re wanting any, now is a great time to get them
Are you still here? thanks so much for stopping by I really do appreciate it
I have a tutorial on the Mama Makes blog for this card so I’d be so grateful if my lovely visitors could take a minute to pop over there too, and do remember to say that I sent you!
Thank You

Its my birthday tomorrow so I’m having a girlie day with Jess and we’re going to see The Greatest Showman, I’m looking forward to it as I don’t seem to spend enough time with her lately

Have a great week everyone