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Happy Birthday to me!

As you can probably tell from the title fo this post, today is my birthday. I’m afraid I won’t have any time for crafting this week as I’m still working on my big experiment, but I wanted to share some exciting news with you.

Firstly, a HUGE, HUGE thank-you to my parents for buying me a Tim Holtz Stamping Platform on pre-order!!! I’m going to have so much fun when it arrives and my experiment is over and I can play!

Secondly, I decided to treat myself to some Clarity Stencil Brushes as a present from me to me. I’ve seen such lovely projects using them, so I really want to give them a go.

Wish me luck at work today, and I apologise if crafty posts are a bit on the thin side whilst I concentrate on work!

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Hi everyone! I’ve just watched the latest episode of Line of Duty on BBC1 – it’s really gripping!

On a completely different note, I wanted to quickly share what I’ve been up to, craft-wise, this weekend. Having watched several craft room tours and gone green with envy over the Christmas holidays I thought to myself “I really need to be more organised in my craft room!”

Right now I’m in the early stages of a 7 week long experiment that requires long hours so I have very little crafting time, but this is the perfect time to get my stash in order… I bought lots of coin collectors plastic wallets and I’ve cut 5cm x 5cm squares from either Stampin’UP! white card or from Crafter’s Companion Watercolour card.

This is still very much a work in progress, but I feel better about having started my organisational efforts. When I’m done I hope to have all my inks, all my Nuvo drops and all my embossing powders in this format so I have them all in one place and I might get more use out of them if I can flick through and see them.

How do you organise your crafty stash? I hope you all have a good week, come back soon!

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Happy New Year!!

I would like to say a cheery Happy 2017 to all of my blog readers and followers! Here’s hoping for lots of time for crafting and lots of exciting products to get our creative juices flowing!

Crafty hugs x x

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I would like to wish all my readers and subscribers a Happy Christmas or a Happy Hanukkah, whatever you observe. I hope you are spending the day with friends and family and feel loved.

Wishing health, happiness and peace to all x x

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New fur babies!

I’m a bit exhausted, but also so happy! I’m still in the throws of a really busy experiment at work, but today I drove 1 1/2 hours to pick up my kittens from their breeder and brought them home (they cried the whole 1 1/2 hours back!!). I’ve called them Mal and Inara after the characters from the TV show Firefly.


I hope they settle in and aren’t too homesick for their mothers (they are from two different litters, born just 2 weeks apart). They are just too adorable, I’m really pleased that they get on so well considering they aren’t littermates. So far only the little snow has left her carrier to rush straight into his carrier so she had a companion, but this is all so new and scary I won’t be surprised if they take a while to lose their fears and come out and explore.

My experiment will be over soon and then I can give them all the hugs and cuddles they need when I have some time off.

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Birthday thank-you cards

This is going to sound really sad but my birthday passed without any form of celebration because I was so busy with work. It didn’t feel like my birhtday at all. But with birthdays come gifts and sending out thank you cards.

I wanted to do something very quick because work is taking up so much of my time at the moment so I went back to a design I had done before, but on a smaller card base.

The stamp set is Waltzingmouse ‘Folk Art Medallion’, the inks are the ‘in colors’ set of Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss and Tangelo Twist and the coloured card is from the same set – Hello Honey. I stamped the main image straight onto the card base in an effort to keep things simple.

I cut a strip of the Hello Honey cardstock and used my scissors to create a fishtail and used my Spellbinders Circle die to create the circular end that fitted inside the main image.



I know this is a much shorter post than I usually do, but hopefully I’ll have more time in a few weeks to post something more in-depth!

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Happy 2016!!

Just a quick post to say Happy New Year to all my blog followers! I hope 2016 brings us all health, happiness and enough spare time to do some crafting!

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Happy Birthday to me!

I don’t shout about me very often – but today is a special day, today I turn 30!!!!!

I’m going to have afternoon tea with my Mum in Windsor later, then I’m going out to a cocktail bar in Guildford with my friends.

I hope you’re all having a great Easter Weekend!

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Happy New Year!!

Wishing all my blog readers and followers a Happy and Healthy 2015, filled with crafting!

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Ludlow Food Festival

Ludlow Food Festival was amazing!!!! Lots of yummy sweet and savory food to nibble, drinks, cooking demonstrations, workshops & cookery schools, the Ale Trail, Bread Trail and Sausage Trail around the town. We had amazing ice cream every day from a different company – yummy. I did a knife skills course – I learned that I’ve been cutting with my kitchen knives wrong all my (cooking) life! So I’ll have to force myself to use knives PROPERLY from now on & not slip back into bad habits!

There are lots and lots of very old buildings in Ludlow, so there is just so much amazing historical architecture to see as you wander around the town, it’s worth going if you get the chance!

Just in case you wondered what goes on at a food festival I saw this T-shirt that made me laugh! 🙂

Sex Drugs & Sausage rolls

I’ve been very restrained, I bought some cookies, some artisan chocolate, a ‘Medieval’ hot chocolate mix, some cider & some plastic food bowl covers.

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