Tuesday 25 January 2022

Lifes Rich Pattern .. Longish post..

Hey all I havent posted in a long time... Life has thrown quite a lot at my family in the last few years on top on of the covid issues. I haven't been card crafting, mainly because i lost the card crafting mojo a while back and it just hasn't returned, the shop I worked in and made samples for closed and I started working in a fabric/haberdashery shop since which is awesome but no card crafts required... SO what with life's extreme rollercoaster and no mojo to card craft the posts I have made here have been zero!
however I have been sewing and baking to keep myself sane...

Because I haven't been card crafting I decided to step away from creating and being on the ABC Christmas challenge DT but will play along now and then if I have something to contribute!

I am staying on the DT blog to help out now and then because I just couldn't rip myself totally away!
it was my brain child and if feels wrong to leave totally..

Here are a few photos of my resent makes...
and I am playing along with, hopefully its ok to play as they creations are within the themes but obviously not made from paper? 

Christmas dog stockings filled with homemade organic dog treats, Dora is my grandkids dog she is a little sweetie, I used my PC to print out the letters and then cut them from fabric to stitch on.

My homemade butternut squash and peanut butter dog treats

I also made another stocking for my Son's dog Arlo he's a gorgeous Boy
he's a belgian malinois and very clever and also adores the homemade treats.


I have also been baking my own sourdough bread since April 2020
which is my own starter (NO Yeast) and totally organic

These are just a handful of the photos didn't want to totally bore you on your first visit back here!

Wednesday 3 July 2019

ABC Christmas challenge 3rd to 31st July

We have a brand new fun packed ABC Christmas Challenge
We have some awesome themes this month and all you have to remember when playing is your project must be christmas ...

Oh and don't forget to check the winners post to see if you were a lucky winner of our last challenge!

The two themes for you this month are:
N - No peeking


 O - Ornament

 I am the Sponsor for this months challenge and well let me share with you Its my Birthday this month and I have a YUKKI big birthday Shuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuush!
don't tell anyone I was born in 1969 I'll let you all do the maths and then I don't need to say the Number I said when I was 40! I was going in reverse so in fact I will be 10 years younger than 40.... hahaha 

OK so I have 8 prizes to give away so come and join us and happy playing

I have put a photo of all the prizes together so the post is not overloaded with photos 

This months Challenge runs from 3rd to 31st July

If you are on instagram please use the hashtag #abcchristmaschallenge

I am hoping to get my tmy creation photographed and uploaded asap
hugs me x

Wednesday 3 April 2019

ABC Christmas Challenge - H & I are for?

Good morning everyone! 

Welcome to another ABC Christmas challenge

It's Lynda/Loopyloo is our fabulous host this challenge she has not hosted with us before but I have to say she has done a great job and has some lovely prizes too so take a trip over to the challenge and I hope you can join in the fun! 

We have two fabulous challenges for you to choose from or combine this month and they are: 

H for hang It Up 

and or 

I for Intricate 

There are two prizes up for grabs this month, and both include one die, and two stamp sets: 

I went for 'H is for Hang it Up' but to be fair its also intricate 

the bauble is glass, I have put white flower soft and some glamour dust inside with distressed snowflakes, die cut the text noel and cut a tag 
cut to holly leaves from felt as I haven't got a holly die (metal note buy little holly die) lol 
added some string, bells and buttons and a cute little tree charm. 

Challenges i am playing along with: 

Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes 

The Holly & the Ivy - Anything Christmas Goes 

Cute N' Crafty Christmas #10 - Anything Christmas or winter

Fab 'n' Funky #434 - Just add ink 

You have until Tuesday 30th April to link up your entries
can't wait to see your creations!

If you are on Instagram please use the hashtag #abcchristmaschallenge

Friday 8 March 2019

ABC Christmas Challenge E, F & G are for?

Good day everyone!

Wow as always timeflies I am running late once again but better late than never!

Thanks to everyone who played along last month...don't forget to check the the winners post to see if you were the lucky winner?

We have 3 fabulous challenges for you to choose from or combine this month and they are:-

E for Embellishments

F for Fabric


G for Glitz

Carol our host has a little prize of two Hunkdory Christmas card packs
for the winner

Our amazing Design Team have some great inspiration for you this time so don't be shy leave them some comments and check out their work!

Here's mine F for Fabric!

You have until 31st March to link up your entries and I can't wait to see your creations!
If you are on instagram please use the hashtag #abcchristmaschallenge

Wednesday 6 February 2019

ABC Christmas challenge C/D

February has come round quickly hasn't it!

I have some sad news firstly that our dear Lorraine (Lols)

has decided to step down from the team.. due to her health her poor hands are suffering
she has been with us from the very beginning and I so so appreciate everything she has done for us along the way! lols LOVE you to bits and will miss you on the team but look forward to staying friends :)

OK so it's now time for another ABC Christmas challenge wow yay!

This months challenge is hosted by our lovely Wilma

C/D  February 6th to 28th

C - Candy

D - Decorations

we are now having some lovely prizes each month from the host
so this month Wilma has a fabulous prize we look forward to your creations so come and join the fun!

So then to my creations I have made 2 felt ornaments with the theme in mind

C for Candy, i thought you might like to see the work in progress too as I firstly draw or find a template or die.. in the case of both of these I saw an idea by googling and then set about drawing and cutting the pieces

Supplies I have used felt, embroidery threads, some fabulous glitter material,
christmas candy decoration and some ribbon scraps 

D for decorations

I thought I would join a couple of challenges so hope that my creations fit their themes:

Cardz 4 Guyz - Something Beginning with T - Tree on the car ornament - till Feb 11
The Holly and Ivy  - Anything Christmas Goes  - till Feb 10
The Crafters cafe - Fairy Tale OR I spy with my little Eye something beginning with F - Feathers, Feet, flippers - till Feb 14

happy Crafting whatever your making

Tuesday 8 January 2019

Christmas presents 2018

I wanted to share these items that I made for this christmas
so you could see what I have been making while I have been quite on here..
I have not been card crafting as I lost the mojo for it... also lots my crochet mojo too
but I think that is because I have been using material instead.

The craft shop I worked at as many of you know closed down at the back end of 2017
I started working somewhere else but soon found it was not for me and
as I have always tried to be positive and tell people my son included

As one door closes another opens and sometimes where you least expect it...

My Zipper on my Boots broke and I went to the show menders who told me that Yes we can repair them... £20 per zip... as you can imagine I thought well I would have to get both done... OR NOT £40? may as well buy a new pair of boots...

but hang on its only the pull that's bust maybe the sewing shop will sell zipper pulls?

so off I go and sure enough they do they sell EVERYthing...
I kinda know the lady in there as when I was working in the craft shop we used to send people up to them sometimes even ringing to ask if they have certain items...

So anyway she asked how I am and I say ok but sad about the craft shop and the job i had been offered was not to my liking and she said

Well why don't you come and work here?

I was like wait WHAT....... 😮😮😮


So I have been working there since...
there is sooooo so much to learn yes I could sew and have a machine but wow
all the stock!

anyway I am getting there still so much to learn and remember but I think I am somewhere on the score sheet now...

so if you are still with me these are some of my makes...

I make a couple of extra panettones  every year and gift 2 of them to people
 I think have been selfless or have acted selflessly during the year.
This is a friend Karen whom is always thinking of others and is always ready to help and puts everyone else before herself.. Thank you Karen for being you!

The Next one goes to a mutual friend of my husband and I.
My husband had a little mishap on his motorbike in the works carpark on black ice
and this friend had been helping my husband get to and from work and also car sharing while he recovers.

I think I have cracked the French macarons

My son is a  barista trainer and made me a lovely coffee to show off my macarons

I also tried my hand at Italian Macaroons this year
my Husband is Sardinian so I had a lot to live up to and he said I nailed them!

Crafting from the Heart - ANYTHING GOES - Felt ornaments Closes 20 Jan
Crazy for CAS -  ANIMAL - Otter Closes 31 Jan
Get Creative Challenges ANYTHING GOES - Felt and hairbands Closes 31 Jan

2 Crafty Critter Crazies - : Anything goes with a critter creation Closes 25 Jan
Pile It On + bonus theme 3rd week, Use theme + at least one other challenge -  Land Animals - dachshund Closes 2nd Feb