Wednesday, 8 February 2017

a Blog Reborn

Hello again. Its been a few years since I wrote anything here and now I seem to have my life back on a semi even keel (for a while at least!) I thought it about time I got back to blogging. Its been a long time since I used a proper keyboard, having become a huge fan of my android tablet. But its broken, so back to my faithful old laptop 😉

So .... whats been happening in the last two and a half years? I've become a grandmother again, so now have three little ones to adore. My oldest grandson is now 5 and at school (my goodness where has the time gone?), My younger grandson is 4 and his little sister is 2. I still see dad a lot, although my wonderful son Sam has taken over the shopping runs with dad to give me extra time at home, bless him.

So onto crafting. Well not much has happened. A few swap cards with UKPC but other than that its been a bit of a no go. The room I use became a dumping ground where eventually, you couldn't even get into the room! Finally, I felt the urge to create earlier this year, so cleared space- still have some tidying to do but can easily reach the craft table now.

I wont go back and find photos of the old cards. New year and all that so here are a few of my latest creations. You may notice the logo on them. Brand new. I feel ready to take this crafting lark a little further so we'll see how the year pans out ...

These cards were make using Tattered Lace supplies. I bought a magazine and it came with a dvd case containing a cdrom to print papers and the dragonfly wings and a die to cut the intricate parts of the wings.

Loved the blue (of course, always been my favourite colour!). I used Glossy Accents to emphasise the body, added peel offs and bobs your uncle!

I actually sold one of these card last week. My hairdresser was enchanted by them and asked to buy one. I was so excited that I'd actually sold a card, it put me in mind to try and sell more.

This was my first attempt using a Stampin Up! die & stamp bundle. Called Swirly Bird and Swirly Scribbles. I haven't stamped in donkeys years so this was an adventure for me and I soon realised my old ink pads are RUBBISH!!!

 Finally, a Valentine card. For some reason I've made a bunch of these. I'll put the ones I don't use away for now. Made using some oold card stock and my new SU! Sunshine Wishes framelits

That's all for now, so .....

Happy Crafting!


  1. Hi Karen. It is brilliant that you have your enthusiasm back. I'm thrilled you have joined SU and am proud to be your upline. Wish you lots of success, but mainly - JUST ENJOY!!!! Anne x

    1. Thanks Anne, it's certainly kick started my crafting with lots of ideas whirling round my head!