Pirate birthday boy

Swashbuckle Cheer!

Yo ho ho me hearties! Working on a pirate card has been my latest card therapy, at the end of a busy week with the boys on their first week of half term. Pirates are a favourite of my sons, with a pirate ship bath toy, pirate puppets and pirate costumes, not forgetting a huge…

Little Farmer birthday card

Friday’s Card

Oh how lovely it feels to be at the end of the week and about to start the weekend. After spending many years working unsocial hours, I appreciate it so much. Plus my husband works a traditional working week so it’s not just me, it’s our weekend. I just love the feeling of a weekend,…

Christmas Card

Thursday’s Card

I’ve had another try with my ‘Message in a Tree’ embossing folder today. I am avoiding the brayer because I just can’t get along with it! If anyone has any tips they would be gratefully received. Whenever I try to ink with it, I get ink where I don’t want it. But yet whenever I…

Birthday Card

Wednesday’s Card

‘Rain, rain go away, don’t come back another day’, as the kids and I like to sing. Cold but sunny autumn days are the obvious preferred option to keep SAD away. It’s just so dark at the moment isn’t it? We had a 12 hour power cut at the weekend and it needs to be…

Wallpaper card

Tuesday’s Card

Today I have a wallpaper card for you! I have used a wallpaper sample I picked up, because I thought it would look good as a background. Wallpaper is so lovely and thick that it adds a luxury feel and unusual texture to the card. This one also has a pearly sheen with metallic green…

Pink embossed butterfly card

Monday’s Card

I’ve set myself a little challenge this week – to blog a new card every day. Nearly failing at the first hurdle as it is a bit late so better be quick! I used a Crafts-Too 140x140mm embossing folder that I picked up at the Great Northern Papercrafts Extravaganza last weekend in Harrogate. I’ve been…

The day after the birth

Birth Day

It’s been exactly four years today since I had the shock of my life! The labour and birth of our first child, was to me, akin to being involved in a road traffic accident. My husband described it as like the opening scene from Saving Private Ryan. Overdramatic? Perhaps. But the experience certainly left me…

Winged Things

I had a very creative morning at home today whilst all my boys were out. My husband took a day’s annual leave to do a 20 mile training run for the first Yorkshire Marathon, his very own first marathon too. Scary proposition for both of us really, although he’s done a LOT of training, he…