Monday, 26 October 2009


The theme over at inchy challenge blog this week is Hallowe'en. I've used some Cherry Pie Stamps and a Stampin Up stamp (the Spider) for my inchy this week.

The witchy among you will know that the word Samhain is the magickal word for Hallowe'en. Hallowe'en is one of my favourite Sabbats in the Magickal calendar - I always lay a place at the table for those of my family who are no longer with us - the practice of candy at Hallowe'en stemmed from the ancestors putting out food for their loved ones who were no longer with them. How many people realise that today? Once you get away from all the hype of Hallowe'en it really is a magickal special time.

DD and I are off to Glastonbury this week -just to soak up some atmosphere and, as we have a Hallowe'en party to go to, we may just pick up a few bits and pieces.

Have a great week!

Sunday, 25 October 2009


I've been playing around with leaves lately - here are some works in progress.

Stamps are Cherry Pie

Tuesday, 20 October 2009


The theme over at Inchy Challenge blog this week is Babies - human or animal.

Why not give it a go - they don't take long to do!

Friday, 16 October 2009


I'm so late this week with my own inchy for my own Challenge Blog! Our guest Designer is Ali Manning and she has a wonderful theme of Time.

Here's my Time inchy - I don't know why but I always seem to quote this saying whenever there is a time theme - am I predictable, unimaginative or just plain scared silly about how quickly time passes! Don't answer that!!! lol!

The stamps are from Tim Holtz

I've also been doing some Christmas Cards which I'm going to donate to a charity - Too Many Tears - this is an animal sanctuary mainly dealing with Cats and Dogs - its a fabulous site and they do a lot of good work around the country. If you are thinking of adopting a dog or cat - do check out the site - don't say I didn't warn you though - its not called that for nothing.

his Santa stamp is one I tracked down last year - I knew he'd become one of my favourites. The Do No Open stamp is from Stampin Up.

I can't remember where I got the stamps for this one - I've always loved the sentiment Have Yourself...... - stems from one of my favourite films, Meet Me In St Louis with Judy Garland - I've blogged about this before so I won't bore you with it again!

Tuesday, 13 October 2009


I just had to take some pictures of the red sky tonight just outside the front of my house - should be a good day tomorrow then!

If only I could do as well with the Brayer!

Sunday, 11 October 2009


The challenge blog Something Completely Different is doing inchies again this week - the theme is birds. Don't forget my inchy challenge blog every Monday if you enjoy doing inchies.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009


Trawling through Splitcoast Stampers, the way we do! I was inspired by Jennifer's Step Up Card using Winter Post - I love this set and want to find new ways of using it.

I used some old SU Designer Series Paper for the actual card - the paper is so thick it doesn't need cardstock!


Rain rain go away ........ I know its not been here for a while but I so enjoyed those sunny autumn days - so the challenge on inchy challenge blog this week is Rain. Here's mine:
We will be having a fabulous Guest Designer next week so pop along for some extra inspiration.

Monday, 5 October 2009


I received a gorgeous card from my friend Julie this morning - Julie is my downline in our little Stampin Up family and she sent this card to thank me for my help when she first started as I am now leaving Stampin Up behind and going on to other things.

Julie made the card with all SU materials and you can find out more on her blog - the photo doesn't do it justice - such a beautiful card - thanks Julie and I hope you continue to do well with SU.