Friday, 16 February 2018


Hi all

This is the shortest post ever...I wanted to show off my colouring again. It is definitely coming along. It takes me a while - probably longer than other people but heyho am I in a hurry - no I'm not! My hands don't always do as they're told...I'm finding a way round it I'm pleased to say. 

I'm off to do the background this space....Lea x

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Colouring with pencils

Hello all

I hope you are well.....sorry I've not been around for a few days...I've been absolutely shattered and because I'm shattered it affects my hands! It seems if it's not one thing these days it's another. I've managed to get round your blogs though. 

The image on my card was coloured with pencils when my hands were playing ball. The image is from The Greeting Farm and I coloured it using a tutorial from Kit and Clowder. I'm so chuffed with's not perfect but I'm still pleased...not bad for a learner. The pink card is from Anna Marie and the cream textured card is from my stash. I used Sue Wilson stitched rectangles to make the frame. I crisscrossed the ribbon and added a bow. I finished with some gems and a little rose. 

Thanks for coming by...until next time....Lea x

Sunday, 11 February 2018


Hi all

A short post today....I'm sorry I've not been around for a few days. I've had a lovely weekend as my youngest son turned up - it was a very nice surprise as I wasn't expecting him (although Mr B was!). My son had been looking in the shops for a card for his Grandfather and couldn't find what he was looking for so guess who needed to make one quick smart! By the way that wasn't the reason for his visit hahaha!

My FIL is going to be 85 on Wednesday so I've used my Tonic number dies for this card. I cut one layer of the numbers out in white and the other layer in Kraftcard. The background was done using Kraftcard and White card. I added some twine across the middle. The sentiment is from my favourite birthday stamp set...I also used the set of stamps on the inside. I finished with some little brown pearls. 

Well that's me done for today...thank you for coming by....Lea x

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Good old Woodware Stamp!

Good morning all

Hope this finds you well. Yes it is an early post for me...unusual for me to be organised in the morning but I am! It is just a short post though as when I use the word organised I use it loosely hahaha. 

My card is a male one and is for my lovely Uncle. Yes I did notice I wrote brother - no I haven't gone crackers, the card is for my mum to give to him! He is in Australia and my auntie is flying out today so she's taking it with her. 

The stamps are a mix of Woodware and Clearly Besotted. The 'Happy Birthday' set is turning out to be a is just so versatile. I ummed and ahhhhed about buying it at the time as I wasn't keen on the star on the 'i' of the end I decided I could blank it off if I didn't want it on my card or cover it with a gem. Well I just love this set - it has loads of sentences that go with it too. The embossed card was done using an old embossing folder for which I have no packaging....sorry!  The card layers were textured card backed onto black. The gems I bought from a craft fair and I just thought they were perfect for this. I finished with some bakers twine. 

I used one of the sentences for the insert. The font is lovely...just you cup of tea.  

Right that's me done. Have a good day and thanks for coming by.....Lea x

Monday, 5 February 2018

Christmas papers!

Hi all

I hope you are well. Thank you for coming by and for your lovely comments on my posts. 

I'm pleased to report that I am feeling so much better now, so much more like myself. 

I've made two Christmas cards eldest son's girlfriend gave me some Christmas papers she didn't want. Well I just loved them...the colours were fab and just right for making quick and easy cards. For the first card i embossed a small piece for one of the layers - the papers were backed into,a pale blue card. The snowflake is a Sue Wilson die. - this snowflake cuts beautifully. I finished the card with some pearls and clear gems. 

The next card was made by matting a piece of the paper onto a navy card. I added a band across the middle. I then cut the snowflake again. As you can see I cut three sizes of the snowflakes this time (there's  quite a few ways of cutting the snowflakes)....i then offset them all. I finished it with clear gems. These really were quick and easy cards....Lea x

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Spring is in the air!

Hello all

I hope this finds you well...I am almost back to being 'me' so am happy, happy, happy!

Right this is probably going to be a long post as I'm very excited at the moment. I'm trying to learn to colour properly. First off most of you know I struggle to use a pen and pencil but I've sort of worked out how to get round does involve me being a contortionist coz I have to hold everything very close to my body but I'm definitely getting there. Anyway back to why I'm excited...I looked all on YouTube and although there were videos on there showing colouring there wasn't really anything as in depth as I wanted. Well I found a website and it is amazing. You do have to pay for a lot of the classes  but there is a lot of information and a fab tutorial called Markers 101 class for free. These classes don't just consist of a video showing you how to colour, they really go into light and shade and there is a lot about the conversions between different markers and pencils. The classes are exceptional and very professionally done and full of information and downloads (including instruction booklets to go with the video). If you are in doubt take a look at the free Markers 101 class to get a feel of them. 

Anyway my image on my card is from the Elements of Nature class on Kit and Clowder and is the second flower I'd coloured with my new Spectrum Noir pens. The pens are taking some getting used to but I'm getting there. I was so pleased with my daff that I decided it deserved a place on a card (my first flower didn't make the grade unfortunately hahaha). My layers are made with cream textured card backed onto black. The ribbon is from my stash and the pearls from The Hobbyhouse - the colours were just perfect! The wording was from a Docrafts family set of stamps. 

I've also been trying colouring with pencils (an early birthday pressie from Mr B - it's not till March haha!....he's bought me Polychromos. Again I'm following a class from Kit and Clowder (Perfecting Pencils). This is my first and second try...I've never coloured with pencils in this way before....

The image is from Yampuff and comes as part of the class. I had a bit of a disaster with her dress in the first pic but went on to try again. 

I am off now...I do believe I've got another colouring day ahead...shame lol!....Lea x

Wednesday, 31 January 2018


Hi all

Yes I'm here two days on the trot and I'm pleased to report I'm feeling more human today...I can feel I'm improving - at last!

The image on my card is from a Woodware stamp and it is actually very large - this is an 8 X 8 card so you can get a feel for the size. It's coloured with Spectrum Noir pens - I've just invested in them as the Range had a great deal on them last week. That's the only thing with being poorly you tend do more retail therapy...poor Mr Bs wallet!

The White card is backed onto red card from Creative expressions. The circle die is a Sue Wilson one as is the flag the wording is stamped on.  The wording on my insert is from Woodware and the embossing is done using a small folder from Crafters Companion. The ribbon is from my stash and the pearls from The Hobbyhouse. 

Hope you all have a good evening...until next time....Lea x