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Boz Towers, Essex, United Kingdom
I'm a Red Hat Society member with a love of crafting of all sorts. A very proud mum to four fabulous children and Nan to six gorgeous grandchildren. I started work as a milliner and now have an abiding love of scrapbooking and card making.

The lovely people that drop by ~ thank you.

Sunday 28 May 2017

Anyone seen the month of May??

Anyone seen the month of May?  It seems to have just flown by and not stopped for me to enjoy it. My roses are out in full bloom and I've missed seeing them bud and blossom. The perfume from the pink one is amazing I'm told, (I don't have any sense of smell!). As it's on a north facing wall and in the cool of an evening, many people have passed by on their way to our local and commented.

It's time for a lovely new challenge at International Art And Soul (INTAAS) and the challenge for the next two weeks is Stitching. Please drop by the blog and show us your lovely cards.

For my card this week I chose to stitch with my little pink sewing machine, still can't stitch straight with it as you can see!!  I can't believe this little machine can do so many stitches.  I chose three pages from the First Edition Spring Feast paper pad and layered them up and distressed the edges .  The little green die cut is part of a Marianne Dies set, I think its called Anja's Squares, feel free to correct me.  The centre bird house image is by Hunkydory from my stash as is the birthday sentiment. The little pink poppies are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Please drop by my teamies and see their fabulous creations.

Before I go here the previous fortnight's card, just no time in the last two weeks to get to the blog. It looks like June will be the same, where did I ever find the time to go to work? A fabulous stencil from Red Dot Laser Designs and using Sue Wilson's double Pierced squares A and B. Sentiment from Spellbinders.

Wednesday 3 May 2017


Its time for a new challenge at International Art and Soul here and our challenge for the next two weeks is Vintage.

For my card this week I had  root around in my stash for some vintage looking paper that must be at least five years old. This background paper was a 12 x 12 sheet and I've used it before and had cut off the paper info.

The image came from a card set that I've had for years. (its definitely going to be vintage!) All the images are of children and I love the sepia tones of it. The ribbon roses came from the US ages ago from a lovely lady called Sharon Johnson and her store, The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. I'm not sure if Sharon still has these colours but her store is a joy to wander around and her blog is brilliant.  There's a little WOC flower from the bottom of my flowers box and the leaves are a Marianne die from ages ago too. Three little black pearls to finish off. The little tag is from a Tonic die that was a freebie at Christmas.

I find lots of information about magazine freebies coming up  from Christina Griffiths and her brilliant blog called, Flowers, Ribbons and Pearls. Christina also has lots of videos on Youtube with some great ideas and will give you lots of inspiration on how to use the magazine dies and stamps..  Who doesn't love a freebie?

If you drop by, please let me know as I am happy to come and visit you.