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…

Birthday card

Battles and Birthdays

We seem to have double trouble in our house at the moment – a fiercely independent two year old who insists on doing everything himself (which is usually the hard and very very slow way) and a fiercely defiant four year old who just refuses to do anything asked or expected of him, preferring to…