Thank you cards

Need to get some Thank you cards done so thought I’d have a quick go at one with the new (to me) stamp Mum sent me from New Zealand, using the design she showed us when she was here in August.

thank you

Unfortunately, the stamp’s damaged – compressed cushioning – so I’m going to have to take it off the wood and remount it on EZ but I do love it 🙂


My favourite project this year…

Jill from the Stampman is asking all participants in the Blog hop to post their favourite projects of the year on their blogs and to link to it. I thought this would be really easy but when I look back, I can only see faults in everything I did, lol 😦 So, I’ve decided to post the ones I enjoyed making the most and here they are.

4x4 standing another view

4x4 front tied

6x6 standing open

oriental open

This was a great book to make and was done for a class at Stamp Club – might just have to make some more, now I’ve seen them again. The front cover of the top one was made using one of ‘Hermine’s Choice’ and is a lot of fun to do.


Stamping for fun…

I was reading one of my stamped ‘index’ sheets (not filed, not finished and definitely ROUGH) and giggling at some of the sayings when I decided to stamp something ‘just for fun’! So here they are…

I’ve used Lime Green – a colour I’m really NOT a big fan of, though I know it goes so well with other colours – so I’ve decided to enter this for Lots to Do, Theme Thursday and Mixed Media Monday…

fun stamping1

any better

For a bit more fun, I added some shading and highlighting cos I wanted to see if there was a lot of difference if I had the images together, to compare… so here they are.

You can’t see it in the scan but there’s a lot of gold on this ATC – the words are randomly stamped in gold (looks good when turned under the lights) and there’s gold around the edges (you can see the haze, vaguely) and elsewhere. It really lifts it.

fun stamping 2 goddess

I really love this image (sent to me years ago by Mel) and am always searching for reasons to use her… isn’t she great?

Christmas Eve Eve… and wasn’t it pretty?

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This was 11pm last night when we’d had a couple of inches of snow, with more to follow.

Sadly, by this morning it was starting to thaw, so we won’t have a REAL white Christmas after all. The side roads and pavements are treacherous, though. For some reason they don’t seem to be gritting the roads as much as they usually do – NOT a good idea when we have a deep freeze like this one!

window sill bird

garage roof girlie

birdhouse bird

tree pot girlie

This is what awaits me when I open the back door – all clucking away, saying they’re desperate for food! One day that garage window sill is going to drop off but you can’t tell some men, can you?