13 June 2015

Final Days of The Upton Country Park Gallery

So we are reaching the end of our exhibition and it has been fun and very successful. I have met some regular customs and lots of news ones too. The visitors book is bursting with lovely comments which are very encouraging for all of us. There are two more days to go.
Here are are few photos:

So for those who asked where I will be next, here are a few dates for you.

27th & 28th June 9am to 6pm
The Tankfest

4th July 10am to 3.30pm
Dorset Home Crafts
The Allendale Centre

8th & 9th August 10.00am to 4.30pm
Upton House Craft Fair
Upton Country Park

29th August 10am to 4pm
Bliss Craft & Fun Day
The Hideaway
17 Moorlands Road 

5th September 10am 3.30pm
Dorset Home Crafts
The Allendale Centre

12th & 13th September 10am to 5.30pm
Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival
Sturminster Newton

I'm currently booking Christmas fairs so the I will be listing the dates once confirmed.

However if you can't make any of these then please just drop me and email.

Bye for now.


27 May 2015

Love is All you Need

So what's new today? Well not much really but just catching up with a few orders and here is one of my favourite book folds.

I really need to make a few cards but I'm pretty hooked on folding at the moment, be it a book or a square of paper to fold into a petal like these;

With these flowers I put little fairy lights in.
Have a great evening.

26 May 2015

We've been to Brighton

We had a great weekend in Brighton and finally visited the shop Choccy Woccy Doo Dah. Wow it's so amazing, small and terribly busy but I managed to get a few photos.

It's so colourful and just loved the cake that says 'All you need is Love'

We came across a car boot sale at the marina and bought some absolute bargains. A full box of 12 x 12 scrap book papers, must be a minimum of 200 sheets for £10.00. But why did I buy them, I must have at least 2000 sheets of paper here already!!!.

My most exciting find was small books of music paper in a little back street shop in Rottingdean and here are a few very small rolled roses I made.

Think these may got in a little teacup and saucer ready for the Gallery next week.

Bye for now


22 May 2015

Book folding

So book folding has become a thing I love to do. It's so addictive and now looking to create some new patterns shortly. But for now here are some I've created recently.


For those of you that are local in the areas of Wimborne, Poole etc I will be showing some of my work at the gallery at Upton country park. It has a lovely tea room in beautiful surroundings and this will be supporting  the Lewis Manning Hospice Charity, so please pop along a see some wonderful artist/crafters work.


16 May 2015

Long Absence and The Latest Up Date

So I've been away for ages and lots have happened. It's been a tough 6 months but things are looking a brighter (fingers crossed).

Unfortunately I had to leave the team at C.R.A.F.T challenge blog simply because time was always against me and I felt bad letting the team down each week, although Jo never seemed to mind and has been brilliant. So I wish the current team lots of success and will be popping over from time to time. Thanks girls I loved my time with you.

I've managed to make some things in between family and all the crisis in between, if fact the crafting has kept me sane. So here are some of the things I've been creating.
And here is where I will be showing my work next along with 11 other artists & crafters so please pop along if you are in the area. 
Bye for now


17 January 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 294 - Christmas

Oh no it's that word again!! Christmas but this is so we do not leave our cards until the last minute so please join in and get ahead.

Here are our sponsor for this week:

Sponsor 1: Scrappers Delight

Prize is 3 images of choice from her shop.

Do have a look at our DT cards this week as there are some great cards and images.

Here is mine for this week:

The penguin images are so cute so do have a look on their website.
You can join in the challenge HERE

Bye for now


12 January 2015

C.R.A.F.T Challenge 293 - Not A Card


A very late posting for this weeks challenge but you still have time to join us HERE

So here are this week sponsors:

The prize is 2 digis from the shop.

The prize is 5 images of choice from her store.

Sponsor 3: Diane's Daydreams Designs


The prize is a lovely prize pack. Diane's shop has closed down, but they are going out with a BANG!

The prize will be all the digis that the teams used for their samples! Wow, that is some prize!!!

Here is my project:


3 January 2015

Thinking Ahead

So I've been making some little paper flowers and put into a cup and saucer.  Lovely for Mothers Day

2 January 2015

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 292 - Colour Combo

Happy New Year and our first challenge of the year is the following combo:

Here are this weeks sponsors:

The prize is 3 of their images of choice.

Sponsor 2: Digital Delights

Store blurp:
Welcome to Digital Delights by Louby Loo, a magical place filled with digital creations from all walks of life. We are your one stop shop for all your digital stamps and digital products which are instantly downloadable. We also have a wide range of digital papers and svg cut files for all your crafting projects. Our low prices reflect our belief that crafting should not only be fun but affordable too!!
Other services include custom blog design and custom watermarks. Why wait for snail mail? Start creating with our instant downloads today.

The prize is

Sponsor for Top3: Karen's Doodles

The prizes are as follows:

  • 1st 3 digis of choice
  • 2nd 2 digis of choice
  • 3rd 1 digi of choice.

This week I have used an image from Patties Creation called Cuddles on rocking Horse:

So please join in HERE


29 December 2014

CRAFT 291 - Anything Goes

A late posting but still you have time to enter this challenge:

Our sponsors are:

The prize is 3 of their images of choice.

Sponsor 2: Bugaboo Stamps

Prize is 7 free digis from Bugaboo Stamps

Sponsor 3: QKR Stampede

Company Bio:
Do you have a sense of humor? Are you looking for a cute stamp? Then, we are the company for you! QKR Stampede is the somewhat cute somewhat quirky rubber and digital stamp company. We Showcase the artwork of Ken Herrod, who had a unique, somewhat quirky style with lots of humor and character. You are sure to get a chuckle out of our stamps! We have been offering our unique stamps and supplies to the craft industry for over 15 years. At QKR Stampede our images are available as unmounted, natural red rubber stamps OR as digital stamps! If QKR Stampede Stamps aren't exactly what you are looking for, Don't miss out on the sister companies: Eureka Stamps,  Biblical Impressions Rubber Stamps, or the newest addition; Alluring Impressions.

The Prize is 5 Digital Images of choice.

Sponsor 4:  Sassy Studio Designs

Sassy Studio Designs

Prize is 4 images from Sassy Studio Designs

Sponsor for Top3: CraftsuPrint 

Prize is Craftsuprint's Premium Collection Downloadable CD worth £19.99

The sponsor for Our Star of the Month December will be: The Cutting Cafe

And here is my card using Bugaboo - Gus Pimp my Sled

Dont forget to join in HERE

18 December 2014

CRAFT Challenge 290 - New (Year, Baby, Home, Job)

Are you ready for Christmas yet!!!! I've been lucky enough to be given 4 tickets for the local panto which will be on Sunday............how lucky was that!
So this weeks challenge is something 'NEW'. It's up to what you choose. For my card I have chosen a New Baby....arrrrr!

Here are this weeks sponsors:

Sponsor 1:  Inky Impressions

Prize is a $10 certifcate for Inky Impressions

Sponsor 2: Sweet Stamps


The prize is a 10.00 Gift Certificate to their store.

Prize is 3 images of choice from her shop.

Sponsor 4: Sweet n Sassy

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps is a small, family-owned, Christian company offering exclusive images and designs in both clear and digital stamps.  We also carry a small number of exclusive die designs, some of which coordinate with our stamps.
The prize is a $10 voucher for their shop.

For my card I've used an image from Lacy Sunshine called Cliff The Stork.
Here is my card:

So to be in for a chance of winning a prize please click HERE