Tuesday 30 December 2014

Toastie Crochet Slippers

I said I would show you as soon as I got them finished and here they are, I made them over two nights.

My Mam spends most of her time on her bed as this is where she is most comfortable, on Christmas Day she mentioned that she could do with some bed slippers to keep her toes toastie and I figured that I should do something about it.


I hope she'll like them.



Monday 29 December 2014

Lamb Chops

So here we are nearing the end of 2014. I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas, we have had a family filled one and that is something to cherish.

I learned myself a new craft this last year which is crochet, I absolutely love it, I sit watching TV with Chris and crochet, in the winter months making a crochet blanket keeps your knees warm too.

I have just finished this little darling made with Alpaca wool and last night I started a pair of crochet slippers for my Mam, she had said that she wanted some for while she was sat on the bed to keep her toes cozy, so I'll let you see them as soon as I get them finished.

Cute huh?

And a close up of him sitting on my lap


So a big thank you for all of your support this year. I have had many changes the biggest being my career.

Thank you so much for sticking with me and the wonderful comments you have left, I appreciate it so so much.



Tuesday 23 December 2014

Urchin with Bird–Coloured with One Chameleon pen

First my blog card and then I’ll let you know my exciting news.

Urchin with Bird image from Mo’s Digital Pencil  perfect wintery card.

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I coloured the image with only one of the Chameleon Pens (bark) I love the old worldy feel to it.

I also used a tattered lace flourish die and a Memory Box snowflake border die.

Urchin with bird2

Now for my exciting news….. I will be flying out to California in January for CHA and will be guesting shows for Create and Craft live back to the UK. It will be fabulous to see some of my US friends.

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Monday 22 December 2014

Christmas Wrapped Up

Well nearly anyway, I’ve just about finished, 2 more things to wrap and my job here will be done, This year I decided I would use lots of brown paper, I used a high quality roll 50 metres of the stuff and then some contrasting wrapping papers, red bows kraft gift tags and I am awaiting 2 x 25metre rolls of ribbon to arrive to tie packages together, if it doesn’t get here they will just have to wobble.

wrapped up

How are you all getting on?

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Friday 19 December 2014

A Bright, Bright Day

If you are totally fed up with inadequate dim lights and trying to do your crafting, straining your eyes with your close up craft, join myself and Leonie with the Daylight Company at 4pm on Create and Craft, we have the solution.

Daylight Company lamps totally rocks, I have been using them for years and I’m honoured to be able to bring them to you on TV.

Grab a cuppa and a slice of cake and tune in to Create and Craft TV at 4pm and get yourself the perfect lamp for your crafting needs.

Amazing Lamps for amazing prices.

Sky 674- Freeview 36- Virgin 748- Freesat 813  or watch live from your computer here

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Thursday 18 December 2014

Blog Hop of the Month read All About It

It is ages since I got to do this, I love Mo’s Dream team and they make my work for Mo very easy.

This months theme is Christmastime, You should have started the hop at Anneke if not hop back over and start from the beginning.

Don’t forget to leave comments as we always have a couple of spot prizes from comments left on the teams blogs.

I have used 3 images from Mo’s Digital Pencil and merged them together. Extra, Christmas Lamp Post and Winter Window


Coloured with Chameleon pens, also used pan pastels and snow tex.




next up is the uber talented Gretha so be sure to pop by and be amazed.

Dont forget to leave comments on the blogs you visit for a chance of a $5 store credit

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Monday 15 December 2014

Dobbin the Crochet Donkey

My latest crochet animal is here, Dobbin the Donkey and this little Character will be going to the receptionist at Create and Craft, Marie has been looking after me for several years and is always interested in what I am up to, she admired both the Lion and the Bunny that I made and wanted both of them so I know he will be going to a good home.

Many of you have asked where I am getting the patterns from, it is a book called Edwards Managerie.



Saturday 13 December 2014

Only Time Will Tell

Finally my homemade wall clock is finished.

I’m quite pleased with it too, so far it has kept good time.


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Thursday 4 December 2014

A Couture Christmas

This is the card where I mixed and matched the Couture Die collections to make a Christmas Card, I really love how this turned out, using the Trim set from Enchanted Escapes and the Deco Boutique collection Templates and Corner sets.

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Using the Buttermilk Basal card stock and the Satin board, some stickles glitter glue, gold thread, distress inkpad and a bit of love.

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A pretty mock silk ribbon and a pretty scrollwork pearl.

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and a recycled Christmas card from last year.

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Tuesday 2 December 2014

Meet Parsley the Crochet Lion

A new crochet friend completed, this is Parsley made for my eldest daughter Lauren.

Both of my girls fell in love with these crochet animals and as Natalie took the bunny Maisy then it is only right that Lauren got her choice of animals so I set to work making the lion for her.


This is how I fill in my nights at the hotel while I'm away from home.