Saturday, 30 March 2019


Good morning to you all.....

I'd like to mention that yesterday my dear blog friend Jenny L posted that her husband had passed away!  It was such a shock to read this and I send my sincere condolences to her and her family

I'd also like to say "hello and welcome" to Sandma who has clicked on my follow button, thank you for joining us

This week's card winner is:

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Aunty Millie

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and now for the card winner from 13 March 2019:

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Until tomorrow....

June x

Friday, 29 March 2019


Good morning everyone....

I'm sure you will have seen cards like this on Pinterest and when I've seen them they always make me smile.  We have a friend who had surgery yesterday and I thought this would also make him smile

It really only took 3 minutes to make and the essential ingredient is.... one plaster!

The card base is 4"x6" and I took the backing from the plaster and placed the plaster onto the card

A black sharpie pen was used for the face, arms, legs and the border

To add a pop of colour I stamped the sentiment in red and added small red dots around the border

The verse is by Woodware

Another WOW black embossing powder is the freebie again and I promise all wins will be in the post on Monday!

Leave me a comment for your name to go into the draw (closes 6pm Saturday)  and the winner will be announced on Sunday's blog

Until tomorrow....

June x

Wednesday, 27 March 2019


Good morning dear bloggers....

I'm apologising again as I've only realised I forgot to do last week's give-away card plus there are two of my lovely ladies still awaiting a tub of embossing powder and another freebie card!!  I will get this sorted!  In my career I was always organised, on top of everything, couldn't function without my 'to do' list folder but that seems to have gone down the pan rapidly this year!

All the elements for this CAS card are from Tonic's Craft Kit 19

It's a 6" square card base and with another slightly smaller panel I used the 'with love' die without the outer cutting edge

Then, using the papers from the kit, I cut a narrow length from each colour.  These were then cut in half and adhered to the centre of the card

I added mounting foam to the top white panel and adhered it to the card and finally 3 of the gems were glued in place

I really like how you can clearly see that the sentiment is 'with love' unlike yesterday's card that said 'hello'!

If you would like to give this card a new home just leave me a comment (by 6pm Friday) and the winner will be drawn and announced on Saturday's blog

Until tomorrow....

June x

PS  yesterday was my hospital appointment at Sunderland Eye Infirmary.  After another through examination I was told that the rheumatoid inflammation is now in both eyes!  I have to apply the steroid eye drops to both eyes for 6 weeks, starting with 6 drops per eye for the first week then decreasing by one each week

The problem I have with this is that it really blurs my eyesight (or anyone person who has to use the steroid drops).  But having to apply one drop in each eye, 6 times per day is really going to cause problems for me as well as frustration as this past week I've not been able to read or watch TV at all.  Making a card has taken a very long time too.  So, I may have to be absent again for 6 weeks and I am so sorry to have to say that as you all have been so supportive and very kind to me.  Today, Wednesday, is the first day for the 6 drops

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

HELLO - Technique Tuesday

Good morning each and everyone....

For today's technique you need to use a 12" square paper or card

I've not been able to make a video yet as I had to have the neck wound aspirated yesterday and that leaves me in a lot of pain and really tired!  There will soon be a video

The side pockets are ideal to insert a tag or a money envelope/gift voucher

I really love this double sided paper and I think I bought it on one of yearly Canada trips to visit my auntie

The 'hello' sentiment does not show at all well which is a shame.  It's from the Tonic Craft Kit 19, but I do have another card to show you how I've used it and you can see the word very clearly

So until tomorrow....  

June x

Monday, 25 March 2019


At last, hello and good morning to you all!

Once again a big heartfelt thank you for all the truly touching messages and cards, they mean so much to us

When I ventured into my craft room the top part of today's card was on my desk winking at me and all I had to do was back it onto a slightly larger white panel then onto the white card base
I used the sentiment, from Tonic's Craft Kit 19, and stamped it onto vellum using a Distress Oxide in worn lipstick.  The stamp and die set is all from the kit 19 and you'll see future cards using the dies.  I used the corresponding die to die cut it then I die cut it 4 times more on white card.  The white layers were adhered together then the vellum sentiment adhered to the base

I had lots of die cut hearts in my 'hearts storage box' and I used 3 of them, that were die cut from white card, and coloured them with a ProMarker in 'berry red'.  When you use white card don't forget to add the colour around the edge so you don't see any white card

I used a NUVO Glitter Marker in 'strawberry bonbon' to add a little sparkle to the heart

I can't remember the colours I used to create the pretty background nor can I remember the stamp either and I apologise for that

In the Tonic Craft Kit 19 there is a NUVO Smooth Precision Glue Pen, I must say that I've loved using this on the small areas of the sentiment, it definitely is a precision pen!

Health Update:

In the last 2 weeks Steve must have taken me to hospital 8 to 10 times, we've been to Urgent Care and A&E, all to do with my infected neck wound.  It has been horrendous and so painful!  During this time I was battling my 3rd episode of shingles, taking the antiviral tablets for those then numerous antibiotics to no avail.  The antibiotics were changed 3 times as nothing would work then the GP I saw last Monday gave me a 'script for new ones and they have made a huge difference, I'm pleased to report

It was such a pity this happened as the first 2 weeks the wound healed nicely and you could just about see with the incision had been made then the following morning my neck was swollen, very painful and you could see the inflammation spreading around the area.  I have to be so very careful regarding inflammations due to my immune system being extremely compromised due to the drugs I take for the rheumatoid disease, that said I've not been able to take any since Christmas because of the swelling in my neck and had to wait, eventually, for the biopsy result.  I received that a few days ago and I have, again, TB in my lymph nodes (the first time this happened I was 12 and it was totally different to this episode) but there isn't any trace of lymphoma, that was wonderful to hear.  I'm not infectious with the TB and start treatment today, it could last up to 6 months

We also had to visit the Eye Infirmary as my right eye was bloodshot for 3 days and also hurt.  The rheumatoid is in my eye and I'm using 3 different eye drops for this.  We're back to the eye infirmary tomorrow for a check up

My neck wound is improving each day too, at the height of it all my son said it looked like a pink slug!  I have to say Steve and I agreed with him too lol

So after 3 episodes of shingles since the 2 January I'm happy to report there is only one shingle spot remaining but boy I still get the pain when I move certain ways.  TB rearing its ugly head again, I did not know it could develop again and, if all goes well with the bucket load of meds I am taking for the TB I should be able to restart the rheumatoid medicines again.... #happy bunny  

To top all the above I'm so happy to let you know that we have our grandson back living in the north east!  His mum and he came back last week and I am so very, very happy for my son, he lives for his son and the last year has been so sad seeing Lee being unhappy and missing 'his boy'

Until tomorrow....

June x


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