About Moi

I was born in June 1981, I'm a hearing impaired paper-crafter who loves all things crafty. I sew, although I'm still very much a novice at sewing. I bake and cook hopefully all kinds of delicious treats. I have a huge passion for photography and the camera {yes I'm old school I still use an actual camera} is never far from me. I also love creative writing from making up sentiments/verses for my cards and other paper-craft projects to penning some fiction. I am an avid reader and I may even throw in some book reviews on here too!

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Friendship thanks

This will be my last post this year.  I've had a fabulous year crafting and sharing on here but it's time for a break to enjoy the festive season and return in the new year with the same or even increased passion for craft and expression through craft.

I've made a kind of promise to myself that next year I will be focusing less on cards, I'll have to make the usual birthday and Christmas cards but I won't be going for the traditional methods.  I want to have the same freedom I have with art journaling in card making because I hope this will make it less stressful. I'm not a natural card maker and I stress a lot over card making and then feel very disappointed that I haven't achieved anywhere near the high standard natural card makers achieve.  This year that stress and disappointment has taken the joy out of crafting for me and I can't wait to get that back.

Here is a card I whipped up quickly as part of the facebook challenge for Ike's World fanpage.  As I had the opportunity to make a card I wanted to make a thank you card for a friend who has supported me recently when I was trying to be independent and struggling.

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Congratulations Christina

A congratulations on your new baby card for a special person who has a very adorable and cute little boy.

Tuesday, 18 December 2018


It is Christmas over at Ikes Art Challenges and I've used this gorgeous image to create yet another Christmas Card, I send over 100 so I fully understand that by now any readers are sick of my Christmas cards.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Holly Wreath

This one took some considerable time and I'm not sure the gemini will ever forgive me for the number of holly leaves and poinsettia it has been forced to cut this year.  Unlike the others this is one I won't be gifting and will be bringing out each year to enjoy myself.

I've used a wire frame wreath and covered it in ribbon. Then I have heat gun glued millions of holly leaves, poinsettias and polystyrene berries and robins on to it.

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Add Sparkle

It's time to throw that glitter around and add some sparkle to the challenge at International Art & Soul this fortnight.  I'm a fan of glitter but wanted to do something other than Christmas Cards with it.  So I've used this Rapunzel image from Ike's Art and glittered it up with glittered card.

Thursday, 6 December 2018

The Snow Queen

WOW what an experience at Killerton last week. The house has been transformed into the story of The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Anderson.  Absolutely phenomenal doesn't even begin to cover it.  It is such a magical and heart warming experience seeing each aspect of the story laid out in the different rooms.