Wednesday 28 August 2013


Here is what I am working on just now. 
3 more needlebooks, I already finished one on Sunday,  you can check it  out  here!
The tutorial for these is available here!
I am really enjoying making these.  I am also working on some colouring for cards I need  but can't share them yet.
How perfect is the stamp I used, it is part of a set from Whimsy Stamps?

 I won this fantastic crafty bag in a silent auction for charity on Saturday night. I was so determined that I wasn't going to come home without it! It is fantastic, has a little of everything in there, so perfect for me!  It even came with a complete set of tools and I mean real tools, I now have my very own hammer, screwdrivers, wrench and some other things that I don't know the name of! 
Pop over to Julia's blog for more details on WOYWW and links to many more desks!

Sunday 25 August 2013

Stitchy Sunday!

I have been bitten by the sewing bug, sewing fabric that is!  Always a fan of stitching paper I finally put some fabric under my sewing machine this summer and discovered I love it maybe even more than stitching paper!
I found this needlebook tutorial on Nana Company blog and had to give it a try.
I did want to incorporate stamping somehow so I found this very appropriate stamp by Whimsy Stamps from the A Touch of Elegance stamp set
 The bonded by love stamp on the back is also Whimsy Stamps from the Friends and Family Mini Postage stamp set.
 I wanted to make this a little sewing kit rather than just a needle book so thought the addition of the thread would be useful.  I will also add some needles.
 If you want to make one you should check the tutorial but here are some pics in progress.
 The patchwork on the back is so fiddly but so worth it I feel!

Thursday 22 August 2013

Cute Card Thursday - Back to School

Our theme over at Cute Card Thursday this week is
Back to School
I knew this sassy young miss would be perfect for a teenage bookmark!
She is Whimsy Stamps Texting Diva coloured with Prismacolor pencils and I have used the Just my Type sentiment letters also from Whimsy Stamps.
The papers I used are MME Paris & Co. 6x6.

Hope you can join us this week, we have a great prize from Cedar Chest Designs!
Don't forget to drop by the Whimsy Inspirations blog to join in the blog hop that began yesterday to celebrate the arrival of a new artist at Whimsy (Jo Davies).
You have until this Friday to complete the blog hop and you could win the entire new Time for Tea rubber stamps (4 stamps)!
Also there is another chance to win today, join in the August stamp and die release blog hop today!  Full details over at the Whimsy Inspirations Blog!

Thanks for dropping by!

Wednesday 21 August 2013

Whimsy Stamps August Rubber and Die Release

Welcome to the Whimsy Stamps August Rubber Stamp and Die Release Day! This month we have
16 new rubber stamp images and 4 new sentiment stamps, 2 new  paper packs, 6 new dies and 1 new Shape EZ.
For my card I used Crissy Armstrong's Boo!  
This is also my card for the Whimsy Stamps Challenge which this month is Clean and Simple.  Not an easy one for me keeping things CAS but this image is so fun it doesn't need anything more! 
Don't forget to drop by the Whimsy Inspirations blog to join in the blog hop that began yesterday to celebrate the arrival of a new artist at Whimsy (Jo Davies).
You have until this Friday to complete the blog hop and you could win the entire new Time for Tea rubber stamps (4 stamps)!
Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday 20 August 2013


Just back from a whirlwind trip to Vegas.  Our eldest prefers to fly out of Vegas back to college so we decided to take a couple of days to catch some shows before school is back.
Here is my table tonight (Tuesday) showing how we left it on Sunday!  Another shirt pocket for me to stitch on and the fabrics at the back are what I picked up last week for a little project or 2 I have in my mind!  Also, some scrummy buttons we picked up at Jo-Anns on Saturday.  My daughter now loves Jo-Anns so I am sure we will have a shopping trip there when she is back for Thanksgiving and Christmas!
 One of the main reasons for our visit to Vegas (other than seeing our big girl off to college)!  We love the Cirque shows so we saw this one on Sunday night.  This is probably one of my favourite Cirque shows.  My absolute favourite was the Elvis one which sadly closed last year just after we saw it!
 The other show we saw was the Blue Man Group which we promised our youngest boy we would come back to see when we couldn't squeeze it in earlier in the summer. Have to say it was such a fun show and he absolutely loved it!
 This is the parade they do prior to the show.  

Looking forward to seeing your work spaces this week.  If you don't already know you will find the links and more info on Julia's blog!

Whimsy Stamps August Release Blog Hop - Time for Tea

Hi everyone and welcome to the ...  Time For Tea Designs for Whimsy Stamps BLOG HOP
Last month we announced the very exciting news that Jo Davies of Time For Tea Designs has joined the Whimsy Stamps family of artists! Jo’s debut release for Whimsy Stamps will be available to buy from the Whimsy store tomorrow (21 August 2013) along with the rest of the brand new August rubber and die release. In the lead up to the release, the Whimsy Stamps DT are excited to share with you an exclusive Time For Tea Designs for Whimsy Stamps BLOG HOP packed full of previews of these fabulous new stamps. This month we are releasing FOUR Time For Tea Designs for Whimsy Stamps rubber stamps:
Bookish                                   Heart Balloon
    Fall Love                          Windy day
The hop starts today (Tuesday August 20th at 12.00PM EST), runs through the entire August release week, and ends on Friday August 23rd at 12.00PM EST.
 For this hop we have a GRAND PRIZE DRAW!
 One lucky hopper will WIN the entire new release of ALL FOUR TFTD STAMPS. We're not telling you at which blog the grand prize is being hosted, so be sure to complete the hop to find it!
 For my blog hop card I used …Time for Tea 'Bookish', the Birthday Greetings 2 sentiment stamp and the large leafy flourish die.

  If you would like to hop along with us today, please CLICK HERE to start the hop at the Whimsy blog
  Thanks so much for stopping by and happy hopping!

Thursday 15 August 2013

Cute Card Thursday - Button Up!

The theme on Cute Card Thursday this week is Button Up!
We are sponsored by Whimsy Stamps, always a great prize!
I used Whimsy Stamps You Moove Me rubber stamp and also Garden Party (the fence, bunting and sentiment)! All coloured with Prismacolor pencils.
Hope you can join us this week!
Thanks for dropping by!

Wednesday 14 August 2013

Donkey and friends

This card is made with another of the Whimsy Stamps July release stamps, I used
I love that these sentiment stamps work together to create a contest ribbon but they are also versatile enough to use them in other ways!
The circle sentiment was cut out using the Contest Ribbons Die Set.
Papers used are Cosmo Cricket 'Togetherness' and enamel dots are by MME!
I am back tomorrow with another card using one of the July release stamps, hope you can visit then!
Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday 13 August 2013


This is what is on my desk today!  
My daughter got a new embroidery machine (not the machine in the picture, that one is mine) a few weeks ago so she can make custom t-shirts.  She stitched the embroidery on this pocket and I am stitching the pocket on the t-shirt.  This will be the first of many as she wants to make them for her friends in college too!
She heads back to college next week.  I am going to miss my crafting BFF, have so enjoyed sharing my craft room with her this summer!

For those of you who enjoy the seeing the hummingbird photos here is a little movie I made!  We have so many of them visiting the feeders now, it gets a little crazy out there.  See for yourself!

The feeder was almost empty but not quite, I refreshed it right after this and it was gone within a day!
Hope you can join us this week, for more details and links head on over to Julia's blog!

Thursday 8 August 2013

Cute Card Thursday - Die-ing to Punch

The theme for Cute Card Thursday this week is
die-ing to punch
a great excuse to get your dies and punches out to use on your projects!
I got my drawer of Whimsy Stamps shapeology dies out and came up with this!
We are sponsored this week by Whiff of Joy.
I am also entering this card into Flutterby Wednesday's challenge which is Any winged creature!
Thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday 6 August 2013


Here is my brand new colouring desk!  I so love it!  I want to sit here all the time!
I gave my craft room a major overhaul last week and decided I needed 2 more desks to sit in front of each window.
 The BEFORE photo.......
 I also re-organized my shelves and had to buy a few more pretty boxes, now all labelled!
 My 2 new Ikea desks.  One for colouring and one for stitching!  The table is completely cleared and has a lovely white cloth on to keep it all white and bright!  
 Look at these yummy vintage sewing bits and pieces I picked up at an Estate sale last week.  Love finding these gorgeous treasures!
Hope you can join us at WOYWW this week.  Pop on over to Julia's blog for details!

Thursday 1 August 2013

Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Our theme at Cute Card Thursday this week is 
We are sponsored by Bunny Zoe's Crafts.
 How cute are these images?
They are Whimsy Stamps Lomasi and Wyanet  Wee stamps, as soon as I saw them I knew I wanted to use them both together on one card.
 The letter stamps are Just My Type also from Whimsy Stamps.
The new Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine went live online last night! You can read it here:

The print version will go on preorder next week.
Thanks for dropping by!