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!

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Yet another Birthday Card

There are plenty of Birthdays in the year and I try to be ahead with them.  I have used the good old Poppy Stamp at Hobby Art for this birthday card.

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Birthdays are upon us

I am doing well with the Birthday cards.  It helps that I had a set of wonderful Poppy stamps from Hobby Art for Christmas. 

Thursday, 25 January 2018

With Sympathy

I loathe last minute cards but sympathy cards are the worst...I never know what to put on them.  So I have written a quote for the insert and popped a simple cross on the front.

This week has also seen me making a four layer, lemon Curd and vanilla buttercream birthday cake with vintage gold dusted dairy free chocolate roses.

Finally, I don't normally blog about this, it just feels too negative but this week has proven to be week long negativity and all because I'm deaf!  There's a problem with the car, it makes a noise randomly but I've been describing the noise wrong so the mechanic is totally baffled as apparently nothing could possibly sound like that and to diagnose it it would mean replacing every single part.  Thankfully a neighbour has heard the noise and we now know it's the alternator belt.  I was describing the noise wrong, I couldn't hear it properly.

Secondly the heating has packed in.  There is currently no heating and it's FREEZING!  Apparently I should have heard the air escape {similar to the noise of air escaping when bleeding the radiators} from the pressure valve when I repeatedly re-pressured the boiler.  Now it's a major repair and could take a long time all because I'm too deaf to hear it.

Last year I had lot's of issues with the fridge freezer and it all came down to the fact that I couldn't hear it switch on and off.  In the end it had to be replaced because I had no idea whether it was working or not and things were going off...all because I was too deaf to hear it.

I had thought I was okay with not being able to hear...yet here I am sat shivering as is everyone else and it's my fault.  Recently I had wondered why I always had so much negativity and things going wrong now I know why...I'm deaf and that means I break things and cause problems.  There will always be things on my "cannot" list because of my lack of hearing but I never really fully realised how much it had a negative affect on my life and how it impacted on the way I let others down.  I suppose this is just one other thing to adjust too.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

What's New

It's all about something new at Ike's World Challenges this month.  As of now the challenges are going monthly which means you have no reason not to participate because you have a very long time to create.  I have made what I hope is a gender neutral card for a "new" baby.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Something Digital

International Art & Soul is asking that you use something digital on your creation this fortnight.  I had thought of just printing a sentiment but I have gone with using a digital image instead.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Wishing you a great Birthday

I am still using the winter stamps from Hobby Art I love these stamps so much so everyone is getting cards using them this year.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Birthday Greetings

It is another birthday card, this time using a winter set of stamps from Hobby Art

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Happy Birthday

I am trying to get ahead so expect a few posts of Birthday cards from me in the next couple of months.

This one is using one of my favourite sets of stamps from Hobby Art

Sunday, 7 January 2018

White on White

The challenge over at International Art & Soul this fortnight is White on White.  Anyone who knows me knows this is a nightmare of a challenge for me. I hate white on white or white anything because I struggle to keep anything clean and white.  I was very grateful when someone suggested I could make snowballs instead of paper crafting. 

I love these, they taste really nice which surprised me as I am not a fan of coconut.  I'm afraid that taking photos proved tricky but I hope I have managed to catch the crucial moment of white on white. 

Monday, 1 January 2018

Happy New Year

Happy New year everyone.  I don't really have that much to write this year.  I'm not doing resolutions of any kind and I fully intend to just enjoy and make the most of the year as best as I can.  I am going to share with you a little card I made over the festive period with a new set of Hobby Art stamps.  I have used the Poppy.

I am also going to share a 12 days of Christmas song variation.  I saw on the Carers UK facebook page about how they were encouraging carers to document their Christmas in the form of the 12 days of Christmas song.  There are no partridge in a pear trees or leaping Lords and definitely no ladies dancing in my Christmas but there is some unusual things.

1 broken car

2 days of washing up

3 beds to strip

4 dead mice

5 silent screams

6 pills a taken

7 stressful hours

8 isn’t it messy

9 dinners delayed

10 loads of washing

11 yells of help

12 bursts of tears an hour