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Happy New Year…

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…to everyone out there.

Today I have something for you that I havent done in quite some time, I have made a layout of my boys on new years eve. It was quite special this year as the boys stayed up to see in the new year with us for the first time.

I made the layout using Bo Bunny’s Block Party collection.

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2 Cute Ink Sponsors Froday Sketch Challenge

Baby card made with 2 Cute Ink digi stamp

Hello again readers, this week over at the Friday Sketch Challenge sees us with a new Sketch:


Here is my card made with one of the images from our sponsors:

Baby card made with 2 Cute Ink digi stamp

Image: Baby Panda by 2 Cute Ink coloured with Copic pensDigital Papers made by Me
Sentiment Stamp by Personal Impressions
Acrylic paint and stamp used to make bright yellow paper
Card Blank


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Amazing Friends on Facebook

Box of SMASH*ing goodies

I belong to a group on Facebook called SMASH*aholics and recently they had a secret sister swap which I took part in. If you have been following my blog you will know that my Dad died at the end of May and that I had to fly down south for his funeral, needless to say things have been a little tight around here as air fair and car hire don’t come cheap. Thanks to the fact that I do some work in a great craft shop I managed to get a parcel together for my SSS (Smash Secret Sister) and had pretty much forgotten all about the swap until this morning that is!

Imagine my surprise this morning when the Postie turned up on the doorstep with this box full of goodies:

Box of SMASH*ing goodies

Thank You SO much Robin for making my day (and week!) although that really doesn’t do it justice, the amount of goodies in there are wayyyy beyond what I expected, your generosity is quite overwhelming and I was in tears when I opened it.

Thank you again šŸ™‚

My posts will be a little sparse for the next couple of weeks as myself and the boys are away back down to my Mums for our annual holiday.

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Gone but not forgotten

R I P Dad

Some of you may have noticed that I havent blogged for a while, this isn’t because I didn’t have anything to show you all, but be cause sadly we lost my Dad to a fight against endocarditis. Dad had been ill for a long time with a condition called Hypertrophy Cardio Myopathy which we belive in turn led to this infection being fatal.

This man has played such a big part in my life, he taught me so many things such as how to fly a kite, how to ride a bike, how to fix and change a car engine, and several other things in between. If it wasn’t for Dad I don’t think I would ever have become involved in the Scout movement where I have met so many wonderful people over the years.

One thing he did teach me was to stand by your convictions, that if you believe in something strongly enough then you can usually find a way to make it happen.

R.I.P Dad, we will miss you but not forget you

R I P Dad

The poem was inside a card given to my Mum and it reads:


The images of me that have gone before

Are the images of me you will see no more,

For I am not visible to the naked eye

But I do not wish anyone to cry.


Just close your eyes and you will find

The images of me are in your mind.

Hold that image close to your heart And we will never be apart.

For I loved you and you loved me

And together we will always be.


Please think of me with joy and gladness

And clear your heart of any sadness.

The images are there for you to see

Just close your eyes and there I will be.

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Sheet Music ATC

I really do love making Artist Trading Cards, they are so quick to make (once you have an idea what you are doing) This one was great fun, I used the Echo Park Paper Pack called Be Mine again and changed the colour of the musical paper. I roughed up the edges of the paper to give it a more textured look and took some distress ink to one of the pieces. The tag comes from a digital scrapbook collection that my good friend Brandy Murry created called Ephemera.

Sheet Music ATC