Monday 27 January 2020

Stuff happened...

Hello and welcome!

It’s been a few weeks since I updated this blog, and that’s because all sorts of stuff that I didn’t want has been going on in my personal life.
It started with my husband being referred for a CT scan and the scan showing up a malignant tumour in his colon – incidentally, completely unrelated to the reason why he was being scanned.  This led to surgery (he was in hospital over the festive season – not one of our better Christmases, it has to be said!) and he will now need further therapy and another operation later on.  I want to say that we consider ourselves very lucky (although it may not seem that way), as if it weren’t for the relatively minor issue that led to the scan, we wouldn’t have known anything about the major issue until it was too late.  As it is, he has every prospect of making a good recovery – although we have a tough few months ahead of us.
Anyway, crafting hasn’t been at the top of my things-to-do for a while. Between visits to and from hospitals and medical appointments (following surgery, my husband can’t drive for a while) and picking up some of the carer duties for my father in law (who is 80, deaf, and blind so pretty helpless) I haven’t had a lot of time; and with the other half, dear to me as he is, being at home all the time, I haven’t had the space either.
The mojo is slowly returning, however, and I have plans in place to set up a secondary crafting/filming space so I am hopeful that the tutorials will be back soon!
Today I have been playing with the new Peaceful Poppies DSP.  Poppies are among my favourite flowers – they’re just so RED!  Here’s what I’ve been up to –

Anyway, thanks for visiting.  I hope you’ll forgive me if I’m a bit sporadic with the old blogging/YouTube for a while – but anyway,

Keep crafting!


Tuesday 3 December 2019

Let it snow - Pop & Twist

Hello, and welcome!

I am SO SO far behind with my tutorials and blogging.  I can only apologise, because stuff happens and right now my attention has to be elsewhere.  I don't want to bore you with details, but for now I have to focus on my family, and I hope you'll understand.

It doesn't mean I won't be crafting, though - it's what keeps me sane.  However, I may be a bit less regular with uploading for a while.  

Anyway, today I've made a pop and twist card using Let it Snow DSP.
If this style of card is new to you, when you open it up the centre panel twists around and pops up.  Cool, isn't it?
These cards really do have the wow! factor and once you understand the way they go together, they aren't hard to make.  Here's how I made this one - 
I hope you enjoy trying this for yourself!

Keep crafting,


Wednesday 20 November 2019

A little light

Hello, and welcome!

One of the things I love about this time of year is decorating my home with lights.  I have drawers full of battery-powered tealights which get distributed around my home.  Today's quick project is a cute little lantern that holds a tealight in the base.  And I've made it so that you can easily get at the tealight to switch it on and off.

Before I post the link to the tutorial, I want to apologise because the current technical difficulties are continuing and the first part of the tutorial (the measurements) didn't save, so here they are - 

Here's the tutorial -

Before I go, I just want to apologise in advance.  Stuff happens and at the moment it's happening in my life.  It may mean I don't blog or film as often as I would like.  I hope you'll forgive me.

Thanks for visiting!

Keep crafting,