28 April 2023


 Most people love shopping, not me. Sadly the high streets are not as busy any more since on-line shopping has become so popular. So here’s a reminder of high street shopping.

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenge:

27 April 2023

1st Christmas Card for 2023

 Well, this is a good start on Christmas cards! I’ve used a House Mouse stamp called Sweet Music. It’s so cute. I’ve coloured this with pencils.

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:



24 April 2023

Black and White Cats

 Nice little cat stamp that I’ve had for many years and time to it move on. So I’m stamping this one for the very last time. I don’t feel sad about as I know somebody else will enjoy owning it, so it’s off to the charity shop on Thursday.

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges:



Flower Power

 My first card for this week has been created by using Lavinia stamps and I’d like to enter this card into the following challenge:


22 April 2023

Flower Power

 This card has been created by die cutting the Daisy and embossing the background. Handy card to have as a standby for those birthday that sometimes get forgotten :(

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenge:


Cocktail Anyone!

 When I go to the beach I’m always looking for beach treasures and collecting old bits of plastic etc. 

For this card the sea glass was collected last year from Combe Martin in Devon. I’ve hand drawn the glasses.

I’d like to enter this card into the following challenge:


21 April 2023

Funky Birds

 I love this image but again not used it for a few years, so giving this one an airing. I’ve used Promarkers to colour the image and I love the funky colours.

I’m entering this card into the following challenges:



I think it fits the bill…….get it!

Bye for now.


19 April 2023

It’s a Girl

 Another stamp destined for the charity shop but having one last stamp up with it. It’s called Bunny Bath and to be honest this is the first and last time it will be used. It’s been stuck in the back of the drawer for many years and doesn’t appear to have ever been used, in fact I can’t ever remember using it. Cute though but needs a new home.

I’m entering this card into the following challenge:


April Showers

 Here’s a little card created this afternoon. It’s an old Whiff of Joy and again I’ve not used this stamp for many years.

I’ve been having a huge craft room clear out, which the local charity shop have enjoyed. I think it’s time to move on some of these and I’m having a last stamp with them before they go off to a new home.

I’m entering this card into the following challenges:



Cat Bath

 This image from Penny Black always makes me smile so thought it would be great to enter it into the following challenge. It seemed appropriate.


18 April 2023

Playful Cat

 I made this little card today.

It’s a very old Penny Black wooden stamp which I used Promarkers to colour. I created the background by smudging ink to create the sky and grass then added various Lavinia foliage stamps.

I’ll enter this card into the following challenge.



17 April 2023

Four Legged Friends Challenge

 I spotted two challenges, at Dream Valley Challenge and Unicorn Challenge and realised I’ve got just the right card.

I love the colour combination which was created using a gel plate. I love not knowing how the backgrounds will turn out. I’ve used two Lavinia stamps for the four legged friends.


During my time away from my blog, I have been creating quite a few quilling pictures. I love this craft and if you’ve not tried it, then give it go. Here’s one of my mandala designs.

Bye for now.



Fairy Forest

 I’m staying on the magical fairy theme and building stock up for my events coming up over the next 8 months. Here’s another fairy card. 

I leave all my cards blank, so they’ll suit any occasion and never put sentiments on the front because people like to frame the cards.


I’ve entered this card into the following challenge:


Bye for now.


15 April 2023

Magical Fairies

 I’ve been creating quite a few fairy themed cards this week. Always popular at my craft events. Here are a few of them.

Bye for now.

13 April 2023

Magical Crows

 I love these crows by Lavinia stamps. They look so mischievous.

To make this card, I created a background using a gel plate on which I used a brayer to spread my Elements ink, and splattered some watered down Brusho’s.

It’s been sometime since writing my blog but hope to be back a bit more often soon.

Bye for now.