60th birthday card

Sixty Years Young

I am thankful we are spared the usual Monday routine today, as the dark wet morning would be a spectacularly miserable start to the week. Although saying that, my husband has already done his pretend phone-call to Switzerland for me this morning, citing a persistent sore throat and my hormonal challenges (day 19 today =…

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…

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…

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…

The Arrival of Autumn

What a beautiful day today has been! Glorious sunshine and blue skies but with the cool air and the leaves changing colours, there’s no mistaking autumn. We got out this afternoon to Yeadon Tarn where I spotted this gorgeous red- orange beauty and couldn’t resist trying to capture it. It’s been a funny few days…

Last Tuesday

Drinking my much-needed cappuccino in bed this morning, courtesy of my loving husband, strains of the heavy-metal-style vocal roar that our almost four year old has adopted as some sort of personal expression of his testosterone surge, travelled its way up the stairs. Closely followed by our youngest crying, then laughter from big brother and…

Confessions of a Secret Eater

Good news was certainly not expected as I stepped onto the scales in Boots on Monday morning. As discussed in Can I do the other five? I had started to think fighting the flab was a losing battle. But it just goes to show how negative thoughts can become utterly convincing truths, despite that not being the…

Can I do the other five?

Well I hold my hands up; bloody hell I’m relieved it’s Saturday. Five whole days with a 2 and 3 year old ALL day has near dun’ me in. Yes I know I should consider myself lucky, I have two beautiful children, and I do, I really do. I love them with all my heart…