Christmas Card on a Canvas

Christmas Card on a Canvas

How did it get to Sunday night already? Not the foggiest! What a whirlwind of a weekend. Enjoyed a walk in the afternoon sunshine today, along to the village hall in Arthington and back again, which was 3.7 miles. Not a great distance but better than nothing. My left boot is still threatening me with…

Arthington Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas Crafting for Arthington Fair

Hello the weekend! Bit rainy & cold but Fred Astaire is singing and dancing on the telly box so all’s good. He always reminds me of my lovely grandpa (also Fred) so I adore watching him. I’ve been a busy little crafting beaver recently, too busy to blog my creations, crafting in every spare moment…

Christening Card

Half Term Mayhem

We’re in the thick of half-term mayhem in our house, everyday is a marathon of mess, mithering and fighting a losing battle of maintaining my mental health!!! Actually it’s not been that bad so far (thank goodness the higher dose of my meds have kicked in!), the boys seem to have developed a whole new…

Twin Baby Boys

Beautiful Twin Boys

Whirlwind weekend so quick share tonight, a little gift for my friend to give her sister-in-law after giving birth to bouncing twin baby boys! Baby cards are always my favourite kind of card to make. I loved making this, it was a very enjoyable few hours! The twice stamped image is ‘Balloon Basket’ by LOTV.…

Birthday girl

Simple Pleasures

Last weekend’s weather in West Yorkshire was gorgeous, a little glimpse of autumnal sun and warmth. We made the most of it here, drinking up every last available ounce of vitamin D. My little one helped me dismantle the garden furniture and we put it away for the winter. He’s very handy for a 3…

30th Birthday Card

Thirty Years Young

This is a special request card I made a few weeks ago for a 30th birthday. Now the birthday girl has received her card, I am sharing it with anyone interested! I remember being very hung up on turning thirty, now I’m about to turn forty… Older and wiser hey?! I decided to go for…

World Mental Health Day 2014

World Mental Health Day 2014

6:20am Saturday morning, all is peaceful then… DS#1 “I WANT TO GO DOWNSTAIRS!” DH “NOT YET, JUST LIE QUIET” DW “CAN YOU BOTH STOP SHOUTING?” DS#2 “You three have woken me up” (quietly grumpy) Welcome to the weekend in the Sheppard household… How old do they have to be before they don’t want to get…

Engagement card

The Present – Love Poem for a Sunday Morning

The Present – Michael Donaghy For the present there is just one moon, though every level pond gives back another. But the bright disc shining in the black lagoon, perceived by astrophysicist and lover, is milliseconds old. And even that light’s seven minutes older than its source. And the stars we think we see on…

Young Rebels - Brave Captain

Brave Captain

Homework is done, school bags are packed, uniform is laid out and shoes are at the door. I’ve done all I can to reduce the morning’s stress levels, but will it help? If the last couple of weeks are anything to go by, then no, it won’t! It’s all the dilly dallying that I find…