Tuesday 25 September 2012

A Vintage Style card

I've used some of my favourite vintage dictionary pages for one of my more recent cards. If you want to find out more details, I'm posting this over at Blog Tonic today.

The weather outside is wild, wet and windy. I'll be staying inside today trying to keep warm!

Friday 21 September 2012

The Butterfly Whisperer

As soon as the sun comes out to play, the Peacock butterflies literally swarm on our Buddleia bush. My little girl can spend hours watching them and coaxing them onto her hands. She is a regular little butterfly whisperer.
She is very gentle with them and enjoys the tickly feeling of having them alight on her hands.

In fact she has said, "It just isn't a proper garden without a Buddleia" 
I tend to agree !

Thursday 20 September 2012


I just heard that we have the plot of land subject to our getting Planning permission. That may take some time to obtain, but there is no rush!
Now we can think about the design of our new home! Exciting stuff!

Waiting over...in part anyway

Hi! Well, it seems it was not in God's plan for us to sell our home right now.
The couple that had made the offer withdrew it with no explanation.
Perhaps they felt their budget was going to be overstretched, or they couldn't get a mortgage, who knows - God knows !
We were disappointed at first, but I trust in God because He knows what's best.
Back to trying to keep the place tidy and show-home like.

We are also awaiting news on whether or not we are getting a plot of land that we will eventually be able to build our own home on, (once we sell this place).

I'll let you know what happens with that one.

Thursday 6 September 2012


We have had our house on the market for about a year now, but the company we were with didn't really reach the local market at all, so about 2 weeks ago we went with another company. Since then we have had lots of viewings and so far, one offer. It is not a firm offer as yet and so now we wait. There are also other things going on around here too that involve a bit of waiting, and patience, so it is an interesting time right now. Sometimes to keep me from sitting on top of the telephone I go make a few cards. Here's one I made yesterday....

I have used one of the lovely Rudbeckia clear stamps from Tonic's Pick of the Bunch range. I have stamped it twice and layered it up with foam pads for a 3d decoupage look. The centre of the flower I blobbed some tacky glue on and used these little microbeads I've had in my stash for ages. I never really knew quite what to do with them, but I think they are absolutely perfect for the centre of a flower don't you? The textured card strip along the centre is done with the Swiss Dots embossing folder that came with my new Cuttlebug.

I have created a couple of digistamps for you to use in your cards

Here they are....

...just right click to save them to your computer and you can use them in your favourite Desktop Publishing software. They are in PNG format. 

Enjoy!  And let me know if you used them, I'd love to see your cards.