Thursday, 3 January 2019


Good morning everyone....

I started with a 6" square card base and using a Versa Colour Ink Pad in 152 Ash Rose, I stamped the first 4 flowers in a 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock position.  I used the 'peg pin stamps' and, unfortunately, I've had these for so many years and no longer remember the make.  I do know Crafter's Companion have similar

I used 2 flower stamps to fill in the blank areas and when completed I added a little red 'pan pastel' (a chalk ink)  onto a cotton wool ball, removed the excess then very gently dusted around the flowers.  Doing this actually brings out the colour of the flowers!
 I filled in the remaining spaces using another 2 leaf stamps and a  Versa Colour Ink Pad in Green 21

The sentiment is actually from an A4 sheet of freebie Christmas stamps and I used a Memento ink pad in  'Sweet Plum' for both the sentiment and the verse

For the verse I used more of the stamps that I mentioned in yesterday's post, I think you'll see these being used quite often!

I used the same procedure for this second card but added more flowers and leaves resulting in a fuller look of both

I also stamped the card exactly as the first one

As I've shared my medical ailments with  you all of late, and appreciate your good wishes and kind words, I thought it only right I update you

I've been ill over this festive period, found a lump in my neck just over a week ago, that is now being addressed but on Sunday I was taken to Urgent Care to be told by the staff nurse that the blister on my back was really a scratch, but as it was inflamed around it she gave me more antibiotics.  Today it was worse and I had to see the duty doctor, I now have shingles and on a course of antiviral meds

This 'old gal' struggles on!

Until tomorrow ladies....

June x


  1. Oh June - was hoping 2019 would be a better year for! Not a good start already.Lets hope the lump can be sorted ASAP, allowing you to move on. Hopefully, crafting is helping, and keeping your mind occupied.
    Love the effect from Peg Stamps - it's a fairly free way of stamping - adding as much as you like! Personally, I prefer the 'fuller' card - but both are very pretty.
    As the saying goes - 'keep taking the tablets' - your system is clearly susceptable and needs boosting.
    Take Care!

  2. Your card today is so pretty June,
    You dont do things by half do you???, Hope you get sorted soon and the antibiotics get to work, xxx

  3. Thank you Wendy. Yes, you're so right there lol!


  4. Another lovely sweet card, peg pin stamps are really good. I have a few and I will be using them a lot more in the future

  5. What a start to 2019 for you - you certainly have more than your fair share to deal with. Thank you for taking the time to keep blogging - it is much appreciated.

  6. Hi June your cards are gorgeous they are both so pretty. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  7. Gorgeous cards June. Thank you for sharing. So sorry you have not been well over Christmas and the start of the New Year. Not a good start. Hope the rest of the year will be better.

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