Saturday, 9 March 2019


Good morning everyone....

Yesterday my ENT consultant telephoned me with a part result of the biopsy taken nearly 3 weeks ago.  He said there was TB in the node and they sent the remainder of the node to the histology department at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Newcastle, as further tests needed to be done because of the query of lymphoma.  He did say he didn't think there was lymphoma there but we'll just have to wait for the final results

This doesn't worry me but if it were my hubby, son or grandson I would struggle to cope.  It's like history repeating itself as, when I was 12 I had a TB gland in my neck, same side but higher up.  I was absent from school for at least 3 months as I had to have complete bed rest, luckily no operation but horrible daily medicine and daily injections of streptomycin in my bum.  I've not heard of anyone else who has had 2 lots of TB and shingles twice in succession.... I'm thinking of leaving my body to medical research!

Now onto something nice, the first card winner for 2019....

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Jane R


Your card will be winging its way to you....

Until later....

June x

Friday, 8 March 2019


Good morning everyone....

Today's card shows what you can achieve using one main stamp and one Promarker

The card is certainly not flashy/over the top/ etc  but sometimes you may need a quick 'congratulatory' card to send to someone and this design is ideal for the male population

I've mentioned previously how I intend to use each and everyone of my die and stamp collection, embossing folders.... well, to cut a long story short, all the gear in my craft room!  So, this Clarity stamp just happened to appear on my work table and I had an idea to use it for today's card but also to keep the card minimalish....

It's a 6" square card, top folding, and the stamp is a Clarity stamp nos 68 and named 'floral swirl'.  This is the first time I've used it and I actually bought it in 2012!... shocking I know

I used Adirondack 'denim' to stamp around the card then a Promarker in 'berry red' to add the dots.  There is a little white space on the leaves so I added the red to those too

The sentiment is one by Creative Expressions and you'll see on the last picture below the ones I've used frequently.  I used a Versafine ink pad in 'satin red' to stamp the sentiment then ran the denim ink pad on the edges

Foam pads were added to the back just to give it a little height

As this is my first week of blogging this year I decided not to do a 'Festive Friday', although the odd one may make an appearance, the reason being that I'm going to make a batch of the same card design except for the ones going to our nearest and dearest.  I will carry on with the give-away

So for this week's freebie I have a distress ink pad in 'weathered wood'.  The same condition still applies, if you'd like your name added to the draw then please leave me a comment on today's post by 6pm Saturday and I will announce the winner on Sunday's blog
Until later....

June x

Today's freebie 

Wednesday, 6 March 2019


Good morning everyone....

A little shabby chic for today's give-away, and I must now mention that I'm so sorry I haven't been able to post the freebies to Littlelamb and Sue M and will do so this week!
This is a DL card with a smaller white panel then the decorative  pink paper.  I added white lace to the centre and a selection of flowers by 49 and Market, called botanical Blends in hazelnut

The white pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts

The hearts tag is from the craft kit 19 by Tonic

As usual the inside of the card is left blank for the recipient to add their own verse/sentiment

Leave me a message on today's post by 6pm Friday and the winner will be announced on Saturday's blog

Until later....

June x

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

TECHNIQUE TUESDAY - Feel Better Soon With Pop-Up Tissue Box

Good morning everyone

I'm so pleased I checked the blog this morning as I hadn't scheduled the time for it to be published!

Today's card has a very easy technique to make and a nice surprise when the recipient opens the card.  I hope you give it a try and if you do please send me a photo

All the details are in the video but should you need to know anything else just leave me a message

Until later....

June x

Monday, 4 March 2019


Good morning everyone!  It's good to be back, but please bear in mind there may be the odd day when I'm unable to post. I'm hoping today is the day I get the final result regarding my neck problem
I thought I would start the week with a 'fresh' look and chose green as it always appeals to me as clean and fresh

I used a white 6" square scalloped card base and one of the largest dies in the Tonic Craft Kit 18 to create the pretty edge on the card front

I then used 2 pieces of decorative papers from the June 2016 edition of Making Cards, I added a little colour on the edges using a NUVO Hybrid ink pad in 'Lime Burst', then adhered them to card, I cut a narrow piece of green card and embossed it using Creative Expressions 'Falling Snow' embossing folder.  I used the same green card for the inside

I made 3 flowers using CE's 'Perfect Peony Complete Petals'.  I die cut these from white card and added colour using Ranger's Distress Oxide in 'Twisted Citron'.  I didn't want the whole of the flower to be one dense colour so in places I left the petals partially white

I added NUVO Dream Drops in 'Supernova' to the centre of the flowers and onto either end of the sentiment.  The sentiment stamp was also part of the Tonic Craft Kit 18 too
On this photo you can see the green card on the inside

I also made a matching envelope

Until later....

Perfect Peony Die Set

Part of Tonic Craft Kit 18 - 7 dies & 4 large stamps


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