Tuesday, 27 September 2016


Are you ready for this global event?  Anyone who knows me knows that I love card making, perhaps even more now than memory keeping and I came to paper crafting as a scrap booker so many years ago.
Is there anything nicer than receiving a hand-made greetings card through the post?  I really love to receive a hand written note even if it isn't a special occasion.  I also love nothing more than putting thought into making an individual card for someone.
Join in.....
Why don't you celebrate 'World Card Making Day' with me.  As well as running my classes in Retford town centre or here in my own home and sharing my own makes with my customers and friends I love to see what you make too. Please celebrate world card making day with me and post your makes on my Facebook page. If I get more than 10 posts with your own makes on them I'll run a cheeky prize draw and send out a spot prize for my favourite.
Look out for a month of fabulous promotions from Stampin' Up! starting with a chance to stock up on cardmaking essentials with up to 25% off... this is going to be a short promotion from 1st - 5th October only.

Friday, 2 September 2016

Christmas and much more!


Are you thinking about Christmas as the summer slips into autumn?  I've been enjoying the warm weather here at home during the day but the nights are drawing in much earlier aren't they?  We've been really making use of our chiminea in the garden, last night after the sun had set we lit a cosy log fire in it and snuggled up on the bench in a corner of the garden we call 'dingly dell'. It's a shady corner hidden at the back of the garden surrounded by hazel and our raspberry canes, we have a bench there, a little table and our chiminea. I've put some solar fairy lights up in the hazel tree and we light candles in jars and make a cup of tea using a whistling kettle on the fire.  Happy days, cosy nights!
I've been eagerly waiting for the new Stampin' Up! catalogue to launch so I can share all the fabulous new products we have on offer for the winter season.  You won't be disappointed!  My favourite stamp set so far is Christmas Pines, it has a matching die set and using them both you can make adorable pine cones and pine boughs for a multitude of Christmas projects.
I have a series of Christmas classes coming up from now until the end of the year here in Retford, check out my events page for further details.
You can download a copy of the seasonal catalogue by clicking the link at the top of this post or you can grab a paper copy from me by sending me a message or coming along to one of my classes.
Cosy seasonal wishes to you xx