Thursday, 14 February 2019


Good morning ladies, June here today!

Thank you so much for your thoughts and get well wishes as well as the gorgeous cards you sent me too, it does mean a lot to me and Steve

I'm still getting shingle pain but not quite so severe as a few weeks ago.  It's so typical of me to have shingles, complete the course of antiviral tablets, shingles start to fade then they come back again, with vengeance, down my other side and across my neck!

Today I need to let you know about another issue.  I found a lump in my neck a few weeks ago, numerous visits to GP, referral to an ENT consultant who booked me in for an ultrasound and needle biopsy.  I was very surprised to learn that I have several lumps and not just the one I found!  We were back for the results yesterday only to be told the biopsy was inconclusive so I am having another one within in the next two weeks (consultant is hoping it will be done this coming Wednesday or Thursday) under a general anaesthetic   

So my dear blog friends if you can still bide with me I'm hoping to be back with my daily cards etc at the beginning of March

In the meantime....

Happy crafting

June x

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Update On June

Steve back again to let you know June now has shingles again on the opposite side of her back.  Not only that but I'm taking her to hospital tomorrow to have this 'query' cancerous lump checked out that is in her neck.  She really is going through it at the moment


Monday, 7 January 2019

Hello, it's Steve, June's hubby.  Just to let you know that June is quite ill with shingles, so weak she needs my help to visit the bathroom.  I can't give you a date when she'll be back but sure when she does start to feel able enough she will post on her blog

Sunday, 6 January 2019


Good morning everyone....

I must ask if you would please bear with me whilst I battle shingles, the beast is taking so much out of me that, for an example, last week's give-away card took all day to make as I had to stop many times and rest.  So if you would note that I'm looking into my project boxes and anything that is nearly finished I'm finishing and blogging it!  This is one of them, as yesterday's was and probably would never have seen light of day on here but needs must

 This little card was embossed with the same e/f as I used on yesterday's card.  The flowers were already made and I added tiny orange pearls to the middles.  The ivory scroll was also adhered to the card so all I had to do was stamp a sentiment.  I used a Distress Oxide in spice marmalade for the sentiment and the Big Ideas Stamp Set by CE

Big Ideas Stamp Set CED883

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Until tomorrow

June x

Saturday, 5 January 2019


Good afternoon one and all....

For 2019 I am going to make a conscious effort to use my papers, revisit my dies and stamps and get the most out of them.  Otherwise I'll be found drowning in crafty stock!  I am going to be very good in what I may order this year, I'm saying that because I love 'Heartfelt Creations' products and they have some products that I've been looking at for a year at least!

The above statement brings me to today's card....

The top panel on this card was in one of my project files and I 'found' it whilst looking for something else

A Couture Creations embossing folder was used, named Ambrosia, along with white card

Once embossed I gently coloured it using a Distress Oxide Ink Pad in broken china

Working backwards the panel was adhered to royal blue card, then white and finally the base card also using the royal blue cardstock

I added 3 lengths of string and held it in place on the inside of the card

The birthday wishes was die cut 6 times and glued together

Here's the tip:  if you want a gorgeous sheen on your sentiment and don't have 'glossy accents' or similar, remembering that you have to wait until the glossy accents dries completely, dab a clear stamp pad, such as VersaMark, onto the sentiment then sprinkle clear embossing powder over it, remove excess and heat set

You can see on the above photo how it shines

For the inside of the card I have only added plain paper until I know where the card is going 

Now for the first card winner of 2019

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Your card will be in the post on Monday

  • white card - The Range
  • royal blue card - Creative Expressions  41041
  • Ambrosia e/f - Couture Creations
  • Distress Oxide in broken china - Ranger
  • Birthday Wishes die set - CE CED5426
  • VersaMark Clear Stamp Pad - Tsukineko
  • clear embossing powder - WOW
Until tomorrow

June x


Morning ladies.....

Just to say today's post and card winner is scheduled for 12pm today

Friday, 4 January 2019


Good morning everyone....

Here is today's card and freebie gift

This is slightly larger than an 8" square card and I started with the die cut for the sentiment, die cut the detailed top from white card then used the outer die for the backing.The paper is one from Tonic's craft kit and the true colour is best seen on the photos below, not the top one as that looks more peach than the very pale lemonish colour it should be!

An old stamp set from Creative Expressions was used for the sentiment and this was heat embossed using WOW Pearlescent Gold embossing powder.  It's a perfect match with the Tonic paper.  I also added mounting foam to this 

For the next step I made 2 die cuts in another piece of white card and used the remainder of the Tonic paper to back them.  Mounting foam was then added to this

Now working towards the base card another piece of white card was cut then I had to use a very pale lemon card (from my stash) slightly larger than the lemon card, and adhered them together.  Mounting foam was also added to the back of this

I made my own base card from white card and assembled all the layers together

To complete nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss in Buttermilk was added 

Due to the embossing powder being in a plastic tub and the cost of postage I will decant the powder into a plastic bag for the winner.  I hope this is agreeable?

  • white and lemon cardstock - my stash
  • Tonic 'lemonish' paper - Tonic Craft Kit
  • Frames & Tags - Lauren Die Set CED4314/Creative Expressions
  • nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss - Buttermilk/Tonic
Until later....

June x