Stage 2 - Good news - I got one to stick together! Bad news - enthusiasm waning...

How to Make a Big Mess / Gingerbread Village

I’ve been missing in action for a few weeks I know, tied up with tasks, watching time hurtling at warp speed towards the end of the year. (Original Photo Creative Commons Battersea Park by kevinsays under CC by 2.0 – text added to original) This morning however, during the creation of the biggest mess I’ve ever…

The Snowman and the Snowdog

The Snowman & Snowdog Decoupage Delights!

My printer has followed the Law of Sod today and packed in, in the midst of long queue of printing requirements for the craft fair! Has anyone got any recommendations for a printer that can handle 300gsm+ cardstock? I need to do a bit of research tonight and get one pronto. There’s not enough time…

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…