I have kept guinea pigs for over 25 years ever since my own children were small. I still have them and now the grandkids enjoy caring for them. I acquired two piggies last year from a friend of a friend but one died from the effects of mange just before Christmas. I brought the second… Continue reading New family member.
This month's ATC Swap at Hailsham Stamp Club was "In to the Wood" set by Julie. Once again the girls did a fantastic job. Mine is top left with the little cabin. The theme for April is "Springtime" which fits perfectly, with Easter being so early this year there is inspiration all around us. We… Continue reading In to the Wood, on to a new home.
I have started a couple of crafty projects with Belle but as I'm not seeing her as often they are taking a bit longer to complete. Hopefully from next week we will be back to normal and as the weather improves we will be able to get out and about. Here are three projects we've… Continue reading Crafty Catch up
Next month at Hailsham Stamp Club we are doing Masterboard technique. This is a quick and easy way to make feature backgrounds for several cards in one go. Take 1 sheet of A4 white cardstock. Then blend any ink or paint all over it, I used VersaMagic chalk pads in pastel colours. Once you are… Continue reading Masterboard Technique
It's been another busy month as I'm utilising the time without Belle full time to concentrate on Hailsham Stamp Club and other personal projects. The theme for our ATC swap was Showtime set by our singer Annette. Once again I have received a lovely set of cards for my collection folder. Mine is on the… Continue reading It’s Showtime!
Last night at Hailsham Stamp Club we had our first ATC swap of the year. The theme for this month set by myself was WINTER. I am delighted with the beautiful cards I received. I think that they perfectly reflect the varied artistic styles of our members. Can you spot my card? Next month we are… Continue reading Stamp Club – January 2018
So, it's been a while since my last post. I was excited for the summer holidays but as it transpired I hardly had the kids as Billy and Ambs both took time off to be with them and when I did we were outside enjoying the sunshine. Anyway, New Year, new start. Belle and I… Continue reading Catching up time.
In a way I was dreading the school holidays as the age gap between my granddaughters (8 and 3) can lead to bickering BUT I've hardly seen them due to their mum changing jobs and taking a couple of weeks off. This is why I haven't blogged for ages. We haven't had time to do… Continue reading Make your own Stamps
Today was the day I decided to take on the mammoth task of clearing out the office to accommodate my craft stash. I wanted to keep all the kids craft stuff together and accessible to small people while putting my more important (and expensive) equipment higher up. It took me the best part of 6… Continue reading Mission accomplished
We are lucky enough to live about a 5 minute drive from the beautiful South Coast so last week we went to the beach to collect some stones to paint at home. We covered the table and painted the stones with a single colour of acrylic paint and left them to dry. Then the next… Continue reading Painting Stones