Twin birthday cards

Twin Birthday Cards!

Mid-week again, crikey! Feeling much better this week too, thankfully, a bit more ‘with it’, if you know what I mean. Had a fabulous time at the weekend at the Great Northern Papercrafts Extravaganza in Harrogate, it was better than Christmas with 40 craft suppliers under one roof! It was a little bit bonkers first…

Ruby Wedding Anniversary

Ruby Anniversary Card

Hello again, I’m back to share my latest Card Therapy, a request for a custom Ruby Anniversary card, including two keepsake bookmarks. Ruby means I get to use my favourite red pearlised card! I decided to go for an 8″ x 8″ as you can fit so much more on it than a 6″ square.…

Blue sky to blow SAD away

Good Riddance to SAD Rubbish

Being greeted by absolutely glorious spring weather after a miserable winter makes me feel like a butterfly emerging from a dark cocoon prison. Judging by social media these last few days, it has cheered up most of the nation too. SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) affects around 22% of the UK population according to SADA (Seasonal…

Coffee Girls

Sketch Card

A banging fuzzy head and time that goes faster than the speed of sound has limited my writing ability this evening. I would however like to share a card I made in the middle of a difficult day. It is a birthday card for a friend that I’ve not seen in far too long, in…

Anniversary card

New craft addiction? #GBSB

Quick post tonight, now I’ve managed to drag myself away from the tv following tonight’s The Great British Sewing Bee (#GBSB). I didn’t watch the first series but thought I’d give the second series a go when it started last week. Wow, what a fabulous show! The contestants are all great characters, the sewing techniques are fascinating,…

Cowboy birthday card

Rhinestone Cowboy Card

Having a lovely few days at the moment, enjoying a surprisingly relaxing half-term break with hubby off too. There’s plenty of time for things to descend into chaos yet though, so I shouldn’t speak too soon. We had a fabulous day of tidying and planting in the garden on Sunday – AND it was SUNNY!…

Love Grows

Calm after Storm

What a contrast to last night. Peaceful blue skies and a gentle breeze have greeted us in Yorkshire this morning. I think we are very lucky to have escaped the devastation that has occurred in the south of England these last few weeks, I can’t imagine how it must feel to be flooded out of…

Quilled daffodil card

Golden Daffodils

William Wordsworth (1815) Second Version I wandered lonely as a Cloud That floats on high o’er vales and Hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden Daffodils; Beside the Lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky…

Anniversary card

Love-ly Thursday

End of a tough week for me, as hubby has taken the day off tomorrow so our weekend starts now! The little one gave me a couple of sleepless nights at the start of the week, worrying about him, listening to his resps and waiting for his raging fever to subside. I once witnessed a…

Love Grows

Realising Dreams

Life may be hectic but it’s never boring here in the Sheppard household! I may complain sometimes about how difficult it can be with small children sometimes but I really wouldn’t have it any other way. Having a family was a dream of mine for many years, seemingly elusive, until my 33rd birthday spurred me…