Beside the Seaside

Beside the Seaside

My sister’s birthday and a longing for a summer that was only so briefly within our grasp, led me to another For The Love of Stamps set – ‘Beside the Seaside’ – which came with the June Edition of the For The Love of Stamps Magazine – Issue 5. This edition unfortunately isn’t available on…

Beautiful Babushkas

Beautiful Babushkas

Following on from A* Teacher stamping, along came some Beautiful Babushkas! This set was released by Hunkydory back in March and who doesn’t like Russian Dolls?! I played Babushka in a school play once, long, long ago – I remember I loved wearing a red scarf on my head! I also made a Russian doll…

Stamping and Masking

Stamping and Masking – A* Teacher

Hunkydory’s enormous ‘For the Love of Stamps‘ range is very collectible, too collectible tbh! With SEVEN different launches this year alone, and each launch containing 10 stamp sets, you can’t fail to find something you love – from dragons, dinosaurs, and birds to classic cars, cocktails and ice creams! Stamping and colouring has always been…


Hunkydory Design Team Application

Anne-Marie and the team in Preston are having a Hunkydory Design Team Call so I thought I would offer up my talents for a chance at a highly coveted post! Everything in life is worth a try, you can’t ever lose because gaining experience counts hugely. Even though I haven’t showcased my cards for a…

Love yourself

Body Image & Happiness

I have just returned from a screening of Embrace – a moving and powerful film about body image. About learning to love your body, in whatever size or shape it comes, and the damaging impact media has on our sense of self-image when compared to photo-shopped images all around us. I cried with admiration for…

LABBS 2016

Health & Happiness & The F Word Part 2!

I know it’s been a while since I have posted, and in part it’s because things have been going very well. I haven’t felt the need to write anything down, didn’t feel there was anything to share at the time and have just been concentrating on life, health and all the charm and chaos that…

Festive Chalkboard

Cracking on with Christmas

It’s been a goal of mine for about the last 3 years to get started with making Christmas cards in January, and this year I have finally achieved it! Others may well groan, but I adore Christmas crafting and so wanted to craft in a relaxed state without time pressures, as opposed to trying to…

Butterfly rainbow

Butterfly Rainbows

I needed to inject some colour into January so here is my (cheeky) paint sampler card: Craft supplies: Another variation on the theme, made last year, slightly bigger punch but with Papermania coloured card: Count them, yes there are 40! Always a favourite – butterflies and shades of the same colour grouped together. Emma x

Mind Christmas Crafternoon

MIND Christmas Crafternoon

How could I resist when I saw a Facebook suggestion from MIND the mental health charity¬†requesting volunteers to hold their own fundraising Christmas Crafternoon? It was right up my street, and quite a few others, as there are now over 250 people registered to hold one up and down the country over the next few…

Putting on the Ritz!

Golden Weekend at LABBS 2015

This time last week I was in rehearsal at The Trouville Hotel in Bournemouth, in preparation for the Ladies Association of British Barbershop Singers¬†(LABBS) annual convention, in which my chorus The White Rosettes were competing. I have been found singing everywhere since January, when I attended their Learn To Sing Course and got completely swept…