Saturday, 19 January 2019

You + Me

You + Me


Right, let's get the formalities outta the way here. Happy 2019! Long time no see! For various reasons, I've been away and I'd say that I've missed you, but I've been seeing most of you on that happy place known as Instagram, and I've still been dabbling in the crafting from time to time. ;)

So, let's kick off 2019 with a good intention. An intention to enjoy the process of playing with pretty things to get a craft fix, and also busting some stash in the process. I have a lot of stash that I've sat and admired for literally years, and the time has come to administer the scissors and glue to it *gulp*!

Cue today's card, which was a creative distraction from cleaning my office upon discovering my stash of the Hello, Love collection by Crate Paper (and the bonus of creating Mr Gray's Valentine's card early!). You could easily use modern-day supplies to create this with some gorgeous gold heat-embossing. Grab a heart stamp and a couple of sentiment stamps to recreate the look!

Right, I'm gonna keep things short and sweet here. But I hope that you all have a great weekend and thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today!


Monday, 22 October 2018

Work in progress...

Work in Progress


I'm gonna start today's post with a question. What's your idea of a lovely day? Mine would have to be getting creative, enjoying some winter sunshine and getting some fresh air in the countryside with a walk to gather thoughts. And that's exactly what I've done today on my day off. :)

I couldn't resist sharing a work-in-progress shot of some creative fun I've been having on my lovely day today. It's technically a sneak peek of some products. I can't say any more at this stage but I'll be able to say more in early 2019. ;)

I must admit that it makes a change to step away from cardstock and paper, but I'm really enjoying it. Stencils, paint, and items to upcycle from IKEA - this could get addictive...!

Right, I'm gonna keep things short and sweet as it's time for me to sign off and clean up today's creative mess! Thanks so much for continuing to stop by, I know I'm a tad intermitent with my posts at the moment as I take a slight step back from things but fear not, the creative bug has still got me and it's a bug that can stay as long as it likes!


Saturday, 18 March 2017

Charity Blog Hop


Happy Saturday and happy weekend! I'm here today to take part in a super-fun charity blog hop organised by Sandy Allnock! You should have hopped here from the talented Lisa Spangler, but if you haven't then be sure to start out at Sandy's blog for all the deets!

The idea behind this blog hop is to give to charity in the name of a loved one by purchasing a gift from the charity of our choice and create a project based on it. My charity of choice is the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). I fell hook, line, and sinker for this beautiful mug of theirs:

RSPB mug

I have a soft spot for wrens (and robins too!) as they remind me of my dear dad; he'd love to see them in the garden, so it's no surprise that this mug jumped into my online shopping basket. I dug out my Meadow Bird Memory Box die, a new Artsy Flower Parts stamp set from Simon Says Stamp and my beloved Label Love stamp set from Altenew to create this project inspired by it:


The bird has been paper-pieced from green and white cardstock as well as some peel and stick wood veneer from Seven Hills Crafts. I love how it adds a touch of texture to the bird and the fact that it's adhesive makes it super-easy to paper-piece with too. Bonus! :)

This mug and card will be popping to a dear crafty friend of mine  – I hope that they'll like it! As you can see, my project is a pretty literal take on the mug in both design and colours.

Mug and card

Getting creative and sending happy mail to a friend while donating to a good cause is a wonderful idea. I hope it inspires you to do the same too! There's even more fun to be had with this charitable blog hop as there's fab prizes up for grabs as well:

Simply leave a comment on the blogs for you chance to win one of these prizes from these generous companies. Comments need to be left by Wednesday 22nd March. The lucky winners will be announced on Sandy's blog on Thursday 23rd March. :)

Right, that's all from me today, but next on your hopping adventure is Jessica Frost-Ballas!



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