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Sweet and Sparkly Christmas Cards

Having a Lemsip in my warm, cosy bed on a cold and frosty Saturday morning, listening to the children giving their daddy a bit trouble over pancakes downstairs – welcome to the weekend! Our eldest socialite has two parties this weekend, the first is the recipient of Swashbuckle Cheer! and the second is the recipient of…

Blue and White Christmas on display

Stressless Frosty Christmas Card

The arrival of November has set off a little Christmas alarm (jingle) bell in my head so the serious Christmas card-making has begun. No stress though, I have promised myself – no pressure, just enjoyment, or it’s not worth it. Last year I spent six weeks (six weeks!) hand-making over 40 Christmas cards, each one…

'Ski Jump' Card

Christmas Crafting and the Tour de Yorkshire

Nevermind Halloween, I’ve had a Christmas crafting treat today – an all-day workshop at Lili of the Valley with the lovely Dawny P! I’ve been looking forward to this for a couple of months, it was planned as a post half-term relaxation session! It certainly worked. Dawny P is amazing and gave us five beautiful Christmas…

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…

Trolley Dash

Dozy mum alert today when we popped for a few groceries on the way home from nursery. Of course, ten minutes into the store and the eldest needs the loo. “Come on then, quick!” (thinking please don’t wee on the floor!) as we rushed over to the security guard (the toilets are outside the store…

Sun, Sea and Sand!

The perfect summer holiday combination and we’ve been lucky enough to have experienced all three in Scarborough last week. Better than expected weather, a fabulous sea-view apartment and technology-free time together was just the tonic we all needed. It really is true what they say about sea-air – my husband and I slept so well!…