Sunday 29 March 2020

Crafty Hugs to you all xx

Good Morning to you all, my lovely blog chums.....I think its fair to say that since my last blog post, the world has completely changed - hasn't it! I hope and pray that you are all keeping safe and well during these difficult times. We received notification this week that Alistair is being regarded as "extremely vulnerable" (due to medical conditions) so he is now isolating at home for at least 3 months, this didn't go down too well at first, but he is getting his head around the idea that this is to shield him. I have also taken the decision to stop working for the time being too. The company I work for are classed as Hardware, so are still trading at the moment. Fortunately, I had accrued some lieu time and I will be using a bit of annual leave too, but beyond that I don't really know how I stand with all this, but I do know that I just don't want to take the risk of bringing something home from work with me. Our daughter has moved herself in with her boyfriend and his family to free up her bed, for me, and whilst I miss her terribly, it has been a massive help. So, like many, many families now, we are spending a lot of time Video Calling each other, I sat for ages the other day just watching my twin grandson's running around their kitchen!! We have even got my Mum doing this too, and have about 3/4 chats with her a day....we decided to watch "Tenable" together next week, so we can shout answers at the TV together! All of this is wonderful, and is getting us through this time BUT you can't hug an I-pad (believe me, I've tried!!) and one thing that I will take from this experience is to not, not ever, take spending time with people, for granted,.....I am an awful one for saying, "Oh, I'm really busy, we'll take Mum shopping next week", or "Its too cold out, I can't be bothered to go out"............ There is an awful lot that we can learn about ourselves and the way we view the World, and for how we live, going forward, for me: I AM GOING TO PUT OFF, PUTTING THINGS OFF!!!

Wow, get me being all profound! Anyway, in the midst of all the madness, I feel so blessed that I am able to escape to my craft desk and loose myself, at least for a little while.

With other stuff on my mind I also forgot to add my DT card for the current 

our theme is WHITE CHRISTMAS

Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are our friends at
they have the most amazing online store - stuffed with adorable digi stamps, and will offer a gift voucher for our lucky winner

  • Winter Winnie from generously provided by Polkadoodles
  • coloured with Promarkers
  • snowflake die
  • snowflake border die
  • holly die
  • enamel dots from Your Next Stamp
  • liquid pearls
I would like to enter these challenges please
POLKADOODLES #13 AG Craft and card making

Before I go, I just wanted to add that we are running an extra little challenge, over at
this is especially for our youngsters, who are home and not able to be at school right now - we would love to see their "makes"

Saturday 14 March 2020

Crafty Friends, Ladies/Girls

Good Morning to you all, my lovely blog chums.

I do hope that this post finds you keeping well during this worrying time. My thoughts and prayers are with who are maybe not feeling so good, or are feeling anxious at the moment. 

We have a wonderful new challenge, kicking off today, at
and it's all about the Ladies and Girlies!!
 Something slightly different from me for my DT "make". 
I used this fabby digi stamp from Pink Gem on a birthday card for my Mum, a couple of years ago, and she loved it to bits......honestly, it's her to a tee!! So I decided to make a little Mother's day gift, using it again and teaming it up with a cute sentiment.

  • Knitting Rita, from Pink Gem
  • Cushion cover and iron on transfer papers from EBay
  • Own sentiment, created using Cute Stitch font (soooo pleased with myself for remembering to flip the sentiment, like mirror writing, so that it came out the right way when ironed....this may seem obvious, but for someone with Brown hair, I do have many blond moments, lol)
  • Inner cushion from Homebase
We have a wonderful sponsor... 

If you are our lucky winner of this challenge, you will receive 5 digital sets of your choice from NS Design's Store.  Click HERE to be taken to their web-store 

I would like to enter these challenges,
Aud Sentiments: Feminine, with a sentiment
Digi Chooseday: week 10, anything goes

Thanks & hugs for your visit today xx