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Saturday, 30 January 2016

Love is in the Air!

Good morning,

Well, after a week of 'flu' I think I am starting to feel a bit more human again. Three out of the four of us here have been struck down with it this week - it was like the hospital ward!!

On a crafty note, it is time for our next challenge over at Fantasy Stampers and for the next two weeks the theme is


Here's what I made for my DT inspiration (now my mojo has returned!) ...

I started with a piece of coconut white card and stamped all over it with a variety of different stamps from Indigoblu and Stampin' Up to create a background. I love the stamped frame just off centre with the little paint drips - as this was made with my hubby in mind, I wanted a more grungy feel to it.

I added a couple of die-cut hearts (well it wouldn't be a Valentine without them) and then printed the wording on my pc. I tore out each word and inked around the edges before adding them to my card.

I hope you can come and play along this time, and why not pop over and see what my design team made for the challenge too.

Hugz, Jan xx

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Spots and Stripes

Hello there,

Well, for the first time in a long while I was able to sit at my craft desk at the weekend and actually make something! I have had no interest in crafting during recent events, but my stash is beckoning and it is time I got back into play.

So, after what seems like a very long absence, I am delighted to be back today with a male themed card as inspiration for the new challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz and this week Helen has chosen the theme of


Here's what I made ...

The quote is from LOTV's 'Quotables - Life's Journey' stamp set 
and is stamped in black archival ink. 

Why not pop over to the blog and check out some more fab inspiration from the design team.

Hugz, Jan xx

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Long Time Posting ...

Hi there everyone,

It's been a long time since my last post (and I have even been 'deblogged' by the Crafty Blogs team) as things here have been a little hectic as some of you know.

My mum has been in and out of hospital since the beginning of November, and although we now have her home, her health is failing fast. The hospital staff have been great and we have a wonderful team of carers helping out at home, but the doctors seem to think that another infection might just get the better of her.

So, as you can imagine, my crafting has taken a back seat at the moment (in fact I think my mojo was last seen running down the road screaming!) I certainly don't want to give up on it, but obviously my family has to come first.

I will be back on top of things in due course, but just wanted to let you know that I haven't simply disappeared.

Hugz, Jan xx