Saturday, 2 January 2016

New blog

Hello and thank you to those that have gone over and visited my new blog.  Thank you for your comments which I have now figured out which settings to adjust so that I could moderate them so they were showing - I wasn't ignoring you honestly.

I have also managed to add a follow button with Google +.

I will now be using the new blog and leaving this one as it is.  I just felt a new start was required.

Hopefully I have answered the questions that I was asked in your comments.

Hugs Linda x

Friday, 1 January 2016


Wishing all my followers a very Happy New Year.  
With the New Year I have decided to start a new blog which can be found here . 
 I would love it if you decide to come over and follow me there. 
 All the best for 2016.

Friday, 18 December 2015

CAS Christmas card

A while ago I made some cards and tried out for the Stamplorations CAS Design Team, sadly I didn't make the team but I had fun coming up with three different cards for my submission.  My first one was a Christmas card using the Stamplorations Artsy Border Maker set.  I created a tree stencil and used the scallop border to create the tree and a different border for the trunk.  The sentiment is a Clearly Besotted stamp.

I am afraid I have fallen behind with my tags, although I do have four more almost completed, a few finishing touches are required before they can go on my star decoration.  It's been a busy, busy week and is obviously not going to get any less so for a while but fingers crossed I can get them completed soon.

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Like buses, tags 9, 10 and 11

Just popping on quickly to show you tags 9, 10 and 11.  Tag 9 was made using scraps of paper for the candles and the SU Bird Builder punch for the candle flame.  I even got out some Sheena dies for the first time and added some foliage.

Tag 10 again just using scraps of mountboard and paper to create some presents and grouped together.  I also used SU’s Tiny Tag punch for some labels – sorry about the glare on this one.
For tag 11 scraps of card stamped with SU’s Reason for the Season with matching punch to make up my Poinsettia tag.  Stickles added to two of the tags for some Christmas sparkle.

I will be back tomorrow with tags 12 and 13 but here are 9, 10 and 11 on my star decoration.

Right, off now to stuff my face at another Christmas meal LOL!

Saturday, 12 December 2015

This week certainly seems to have flown by way too quickly for me.  Tags are still being made but I’ve not had time to take photos and post about them this week so over the next few days I will hopefully bring those following along with them up to date.

Day 8 and I used an SU stamp set which had this Nutcracker design and there is also a matching die to cut out his moustache.  A quick and simple tag which was just coloured in using Promarkers and Copics.  I did add some clear Wink of Stella to the moustache but it doesn’t really show up in this photo.

Here he is on the star decoration which is filling up nicely.

One of the reasons I haven’t been blogging this week is that I have been spending time working on our Christmas jigsaw.  We managed to get it completed this evening.  Lesley you guessed the correct puzzle we were working on so if you could e-mail me with your address I will pop a prize in the post to you.

We have also spent time doing some Christmas shopping.  On Wednesday I met up with my friend Jenny and we managed to get some of the gifts we wanted and had lots of laughter too.  Yesterday we met up with our daughter and started the day off with a nice cooked breakfast in a cafe in town to set us up for the day of serious shopping.  I was also able to fit in a nail appointment and so my nails are now a nice glittery yellow colour ready for the works Christmas meal on Sunday.  Lots of presents bought, just a few more to get now.

While we were shopping we came across a man creating sand art – when we first saw him he had only just started the adult dog but when we passed him again later in the day the dog had produced two puppies.  I’ve always thought this is a very clever art form.

Yesterday evening it was the model railway Christmas meal – a very pleasant evening, good company and very tasty food of which we ate far too much.  We managed to work some of it off by walking a fair way to catch our bus home.

Today our youngest son and the gorgeous Harlee-Jay came round to visit us – he’s growing so quickly and has such a charming smile. 

Lots planned for tomorrow including lunch at my brother-in-laws to celebrate Christmas early with him and his partner as they are going to be flying out to Australia for Christmas and then in the evening my works Christmas meal.  I hope you have all been having a fun weekend too.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Frosty the snowman

I made a snowman round and fat,
And on his head I put a hat,
He sat out in the sun all day,
And slowly melted all away,
But I can tell just where he sat,
Because he didn't take his hat.

My punch art snowman tag for day seven.  By the time I got home yesterday evening it was too late to post this tag.  Lots of different punches used to make this snowman – still not sure if he is complete, DH says he needs some hands but I’m worried they might be a little fragile.


Sunday, 6 December 2015


It’s been a lovely chilled and relaxing day today.  This morning we had our usual trips to see our parents.  In the afternoon we snuggled down to watch Elf the Movie – my choice this year, neither of us had seen it before and we loved it.  After the movie we managed to get some of our Christmas puzzle done – still lots and lots to do yet.  If you read my post here you will see that I am having a little giveaway for anyone who guess which puzzle we chose to do this year.

This evening we watched Strictly the results show – was surprised to see Georgia in the bottom too, but was a little annoyed that Craig blamed the public for putting Helen into the dance off.  At the end of Saturday evening the judges had placed them second from bottom on the judges leader board so from that result they are just as much to blame.  Rant over.

Today's tag needed to be quick and simple as I didn’t make a start on it until after watching Strictly.  I stamped three of the snowflakes from SU’s Flurry of Wishes onto blue cardstock in Island Indigo ink and then again on white cardstock and then added some iridescent embossing powder for some sparkle.  To the centre of the snowflake I added a snowflake brad and a tiny number 6.
Once again a picture of how they are all looking on my advent star.  My thinking cap is already trying to come up with another tag for tomorrows post.  I hope you are enjoying seeing my little creations each day as much as I am making them.