Monday, 9 July 2018


Hi all!
Well, I've been very absent lately due to a heck of a horrible few weeks as my other half was prepping for his triple bypass this week when we find out he has diabetes so now his surgery can't go ahead.
Its absolutely mega disappointing! Not that the idea of an op is thrilling but it would have put him on the road to recovery and back to normal. Hopefully.
But now it's all up in the air again as his blood sugars are extremely high and he has to have them low and regular for a few weeks before the treatment can begin again.
So, my heart hasn't been in the craft room at all. 😞
I'm hoping to go in there for an hour or two one evening and, who knows. Something amazing might happen and my best ever work could be in the pipeline!!!

Have a good week,

Lesley 😀 x

Wednesday, 27 June 2018


This weather has been AMAZING!
It is burny-hot here and I am a true sun bunny BUT it's even too hot for me right now!
I walked over to the decking a little earlier, with nothing on my feet and......................OW OW OW!!!
It reminded me of walking on hot sand on Xechoriati beach (Zante) and screeching in pain!!!
Something I willl NEVER do again because I thought I wasn't that daft. How wrong can a person be?

So, with all this fabulous sun in the UK (and not the rest of the world for a change!) I haven't really found alot of time to craft (tee hee!).
I did prepare a couple of makes for Papercraft Inspirations October issue but, as per usual, I can't upload them yet. Safe to say I like 'em tho!!!

I did make my son's 23rd birthday card and, even though he's not a BEER drinker, I did like the stamps and embossing folder which came with Papercraft essentials mag (161) and just had to use them!

I made it into a shaker card for a bit of fun too!

There's a few bits and bobs going on behind the scenes at "Tinkering" HQ at the moment and I will share them with you as soon as I'm able to. Exciting times ahead methinks!!!

So, I bid you all a rather sweaty farewell as I'm off to the freezer for a cool-down.........I mean an ice-lolly!!!

Lesley x

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

World Cup 2018 or Craftroom???

Hi all!
Well, as you can see by the post title, we are well underway with the FIFA World Cup 2018 and my dilemma would be massive if I weren't able to watch every match in the craftroom while I make stuff and generally have loads of fun!!!! Hahahaha! gotta love sport and crafting. Can't go wrong with both really!
And, you can't go wrong with a bottle of Champagne now and again - even if it's pink Champagne, and made of paper!
This little beauty was inspired by the free gifts which came with Papercraft Essentials issue 161 .
I just couldn't resist making a fresh, feminine card for a friends birthday.

Hoping you all have a fab night of footy and Champers!!!

Lesley x