Monday, 2 January 2017

Sad farewell.............

Morning fellow bloggers wishing you all a very happy new year, hopefully this one will be a little less sad as we said goodbye to so many people. Unfortunately my Mum was one of those people, she passed away in my arms on Sunday 18th December, she has struggled with dementia for many years but we refused to accept it and carried on with life as near normal as possible with her going to garden centres, cream teas and play areas with Zach, my Tuesdays won't be the same any more especially come September when Zach goes to school full time. I guess I'll just catch up with my crafting that has been put on the back burner these past few months. I did forget to post this last Christmas card that I made with the new stamp CI...462 large Christmas tree.


I just stamped the background with the new snowflake stamps using broken china and chipped sapphire and added splashes of water to soften the colours, The snowflakes are wooden toppers that I brought in Sainsbury's and then used frantage and a gem stone on the top to finish.
This year I hope to get back into doing challenges as I neglected my blog so much as well as catching up with you guys.
Hugs and Smiles

Friday, 16 December 2016

Tranquil snowy scene..........

Morning fellow bloggers, here is another card featuring one of the new stamps from Crafty Individuals,such a lovely little snow scene, which I kept very simple by just giving it a wash of Tea Dye distress ink.The word silent night I stamped and embossed on Vellum using CI 446 and the snow cottage scene is CI 463


 I must confess that I haven't been in my craft room for a couple of weeks as I have my Mum living with me and unfortunately she is on end of life, so I have spent the past 10 days sleeping by her side and holding her hand. Three months ago Mum fell and broke her hip and after seven weeks in hospital she went to a nursing home unfortunately they didn't know the meaning of nursing and after a week she was taken back into hospital as she was so poorly, she spent a week there but they couldn't do very much other than give her fluids and antibiotics to fight the infection and because of her dementia, we decided that Mum would be best at my home where we could wrap her in love, but now it is the time that we have to say goodbye, at least all of the family have had that chance to come and say their goodbyes and she is out of pain, asleep and comfortable.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

New stamps ........

A couple of weeks ago Crafty Individuals launched a few more wonderful stamps to tempt you, here is a  cards I have made using some of them.



 I am still practising with my copic markers, I kinda just build up layers, I must invest in a some classes as I'm sure there is a lot more to these pens. This card is made using the following stamps CI 465 Festively Ornamental  I used the smaller snowflake stamp to stamp the background and around the sentiment, the poinsettia was coloured and fussy cut out to sit around the frame of the sentiment CI 446 Festively Curly words.

hugs n smiles

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Christmas makes......

Morning to you fellow crafty bloggers, I have been away for quite a while now and thought it was time to share some of the cards I have been making but not blogging, I must admit to not feeling up to is as for the past six weeks I have spent every afternoon in hospital visiting my Mum who fell and broke her hip but because she has dementia her progress has been slow and her dementia has got worse, it's a cruel disease as there have been a couple of days when Mum has been herself again but there are more days when she has become lost to us and has been very agitated. We have now had to go and look at nursing homes for her as she is pretty much bed ridden but a couple of the places we visited gave us nightmares with the conditions and staffing levels, we knew that Mum would end up back in hospital real soon again, how these places get to continue is beyond me the standards are so low.
Anyway onto my Christmas card that I have just made featuring a few Crafty Individual stamps, the image has been coloured in with copics as my Son added another set to my collection as a birthday present and of course you never have quite the right colours so you end up buying more........we all been there yes!


The green background I created by using a brayer and Fresco acrylic paints, after which I stamped the dictionary definition onto it CI 396 , on a spare bit I stamped and embossed the word Noel CI 446, the Santa image CI 396 I cut out and mounted over a piece of lace.
Thanks for taking a peek
hugs n smiles

Friday, 2 September 2016

Clean and simple......

A nice easy challenge this month at Craft Individuals, clean and simple, I have used one of the new stamps from Crafty Individuals CI 458 Home Sweet Home, I stamped it on a painted background which I created with Fresco paints and a mini roller, the main image I embossed and layered up a couple of the elements for added dimension,and the flowers are from The Hobby House. I can't believe that September has already arrived and the children go back to school, guess Christmas will be here in a blink of an eye.Off this week and next week looking after my Mum whilst my sis goes on holiday, just managed to settle her down whilst I post this.........I don't want to get old with Dementia........no fun at all, might have chance to do some challenges now.


Thanks for taking a peek
hugs n smiles

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Mini album.......

Afternoon to you all, what a lovely few sunny days we had at the begining of the week, I am Grand children free this week so it's lovely to have a smidge of free time for playing in my craft room, a few weeks ago I finished this album which was inspired by Dorota Kopec I used just a couple of Dylusion sprays and stamps from Heartfelt Creations and Crafty Individuals, the full list of stamps are at the bottom of the post.














Stamps used
CI-437, butterflies, CI-320 bird cage, CI-353 clock, CI-436-script background, CI-435 background, CI-453 Tree, CI-451 film strip, CI-347 butterflies CI-017 script.
Splatters and ring stamps are by Prima and the Botanical Rose stamp is from Heartfelt Creation
Thanks for taking a peek
hugs n smiles

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

New Stamps part 2....

Evening peeps again, another two stamps and cards featuring the lovely new stamps from Crafty Individuals which have a whopping 25% off. Again I've kept the cards simple just using the stamps to create the background and then layering up this sweet image.







Awwwww my first Christmas card of the year, the robin was stamped onto paper from the Christmas paper pad, the baubles I cut out of the same paper pad added glossy accents and sprinkled glitter onto them.
Hugs n smiles