Friday, 13 January 2017
I'm slowly easing myself back into doing some crafting after having a bit of a break. I brought some new stash last week from Hey Little Magpie and did I use any of this?...No I didn't, but it did give me kick up the bum to get making something. I had a couple of thank you cards to make, as well as a birthday card for my dad. For my thank you cards I looked through my Hello Kitty tin of odds and ends I've cut from cut apart sheets as I knew I had some thank you bits from an old Pebbles collection in there. From there I looked through my 6x6 pads which I find handy for cards and went from there.
Monday, 9 January 2017
To draw a line under the pants end to last year I decided to have another go at something I tried doing before and failed, the 100 days of happiness challenge. Ok I lie, I was thinking about starting the challenge again from New Years Day anyway and the events from last month just spurred me on more. For those not familiar with the challenge, basically you share a photo a day of something that made your day or just made you smile and feel better for even a brief moment. So this was my week one:
I thought I'd try a different planner this year and one I ordered from Hobbycraft arrived and so far I'm impressed especially as it was £12, a lot cheaper than the Mambi one I originally wanted! I received more happy mail the following day when my cheeky order arrived! This inspired me to not only do some crafting the next day, making a couple of ThanKYou cards and a birthday card for my dad, but to also have a de stash the next day! The perfect excuse to treat myself to even more lovely stash, ssh!
So that was week one, what will week two have in store?
Monday, 2 January 2017
Happy New Year! And in typical Jess fashion long time no blog! Well normal service has yet again resumed. In fairness things went a bit crazy work wise and crappy personal wise towards the end of 2016 but we made it through it! Short and simple blog post to welcome you all to 2017 but hopefully more post will follow soon. Xx
Sunday, 20 November 2016
Well as I write this winter is definetly here. We had snow Thursday night, approx 3 inches on top of the car, which is slowly thawing and looking outside it seems easier going getting around than yesterday when it was icy first thing. I'm more or less up to date with things too, only a few more Christmas presents to buy, a couple of days planned back in Stamford to get my decs, and I'm nearly up to date with Sketchy Scrappers. Octobers sketch was set by yours truly and I chose this one from my Pinterest board.
I like the embellishments running down the side of the page, an ideal opportunity to use some ephemera packs especially those die cuts which you have no idea how to use.
Thursday, 10 November 2016
I'm slowly working my way through the Sketchy Scrappers sketches over on the Facebook group. This was the sketch for September.
Tuesday, 1 November 2016
Two of the most recent cards I've made lately have been for my niece Boo. The first was because she was a big brake girl when she had her tonsils taken out, the second for her third (where has the time gone) birthday. For her get well card I used one of my favourite stamp sets from Love Cynthia who I found on Instagram.How cute is the unicorn?? I coloured it with promarkers which I always find therapeutic. I decided to go for a soft pastel colour theme As much as I love this stamp set I always struggle with what colour to use on the unicorn. This time I went for a creamy colour but I need to think of a way colour her white without just leaving the card plain, maybe a Wink of Stella pen or something?