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…

5th Anniversary Card

Five Crazy Years

My husband and I celebrated our ‘wooden’ wedding anniversary last week and took advantage of school hours for a romantic escape! Off we went to York for a stroll around the city where we got married and then a little picnic in the Museum gardens. A very nice happily-married-for-44-years man kindly helped us capture a re-enactment…

Engagement card

Prior Engagement

The excitement of school seems to be interrupting sleep patterns in our house, rather than prolonging sleep as I was led to believe! Somebody having the same problem proposed the full moon theory on Twitter (!), any ideas are up for debate in my book when it comes to trying to understand sleep and how…

Sahara Trek Countdown

Sahara Trek Countdown

Saturday 6th September signaled the 6 month countdown to my departure for my Moroccan adventure in the desert. This means the end of ‘pre-training’ training and the start of the serious training! I have my newly added widget (to the right) to keep track of my countdown which is the equivalent of a wagging finger…