Wednesday, 16 August 2017


Hi All

I just loved the free sheena stamps that were with the creative stamping mag a month or two ago. I copied the one design to use for my nieces 13th birthday.

Hubby is finishing off  the back fence today, making it extra strong!

Thanks for your visit, I really do appreciate it.

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Friday, 11 August 2017

It's a long post (for me)

Hi Everyone 

It's been awhile since I've posted, I just haven't felt much like crafting.
We've had Gypsies in the park at the back of us and the children (I'm being polite here) have caused havoc in our garden.

Long story but please bear with me, fistly they kicked the back fence down completely, the neighbour heard them and called the police. They came round but only checked the house out and made sure the house was secure which it was. 
Tuesday evening Andrew went down the garden and collected the eggs from the girls (chickens), went back up about an hour later and they had stolen two of the chickens. A bit later we actually caught them in the garden and asked them to leave, then I was threatened with having my face smashed in. Phoned the police (101) twice.
Wednesday came and went with no problems, Thursday evening I got home from work (hubby was late home that night) went up the garden to see if everything was ok and collected the eggs
(amazingly the chickens still there) . I got changed and went for a run. Got back an hour later and hubby met me at the door and I could see he wasn't happy, they'd been back and taken the other chickens and the extension on the coop. Phoned the police (101)
Friday hubby gets home and they'd taken the nesting box and the feed and water butts. So another call to the police 101 by this time I'm so bloody angry.
They said they would get someone out to us but I told them I was going to a funeral so I wouldn't be in, ok, we'll get someone to your tomorrow. No One came.
Saturday came and went with no problems but Sunday we had ask them to leave the garden again but all they did was wait a bit and then started throwing apples at the house.
Another call to 101, I said this time I know the police aren't really interested but what are my options here. They eventually got moved on on Monday (haven't gone very far) and the police finally came round on Tuesday morning, I couldn't believe it and told them they were too late, if they'd have come round earlier we may have got the chickens back, we found out later in the week they'd also taken the neighbour's pet rabbit.
 I'm only just starting to relax again

Sorry for such a long post.... shall I share my card with you now, this was for my good friend from school.

As always thanks for your visit, it is much appreciated!

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Kraft Card

Hello All

I've been having a play with pencils and kraft card, never tried it so I thought it was about time I did.
Really like the effect and will definitely try it again.

Thanks for your visit, much appreciated.

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017


Hello all

 Hope you are well.

The card I am sharing today is for my brother-in-law, I used free stamps and new stepper card die that I got in a sale.

I've never been able to make stepper cards properly, so I was really glad when these dies started to come on to the market, I have a few of them now.

Thanks for your visit!
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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Crazy Cat Lady

Hello All

So sorry for my absence, the loss of my mother-in-law , then we had our holiday in Crete and then when I get back I notice that I had blog trouble, which still isn't sorted but at least I can post.

It's my signature that I've lost, someone else did that part for me and they've broken the link and sadly I don't see them anymore.

I will try to catch up with everyone. 

So this is another crazy cat lady card from Art Impressions clear stamps. 
For my other sister this time, craziness just runs in the

As always thanks for your visit!

Ali x
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Wednesday, 10 May 2017


Hello All

Today's card is for my boss's wife, who will also be 70 this month.

Used Tim Holtz dies, the flowers stamps were freebies on a mag, the numbers were Britannia Dies.

Sadly at the weekend my mother-in-law passed away it was very quick and unexpected. 
We had visited her on Friday evening, Saturday she was taken into hospital and she passed away on 
Sunday morning. 
She was 87 and had had a good innings as they say but she was still living on her own and looking after herself.
We are still a little numb!

Thank you as always for your visit it is much appreciated!

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Thursday, 4 May 2017


Hello All

Seem to keep forgetting my weekly post, where does the time go.

This little card has been made for my boss who will be 70 this month.

I knew what I wanted to make but no idea how to put it together, so glad for

As always thanks for your visit.

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