Thursday, 17 January 2019

Mid Jan already!

Good afternoon everyone!
Well, can you believe how quickly the year is passing already?
It doesn't seem like 5 minutes since we were cleaning up after the New Years Eve party and now January is already half way through!
My OH is happy to get up for work every day but I'm not!!! I was quite happy lying in bed until I felt like getting up (around 8am admittedly!) and starting the day a tad later but....7.15 and the alarm clock wakes me even though he's the one going out! NOT ME!!!
Anyhoo, the days have passed by quite quickly really. I have lots of work to get on with in my craft room and daily housework does keep me busy but one thing I've begun to neglect again is my little blog :(
I didn't even post recent projects I've made for the magazine or even for the Design Team at LuvCrafts!
To rectify this, here are two makes which were featured in Papercraft Inspirations Magazine (issues 186 - Jan 2019 & 187 Feb 2019).

The first is a dinosaur "pull-up" card where you pull the tab downwards from the bottom of the card and the cute dinosaur just pops-up into the window at the top! Fun!

The second card is a "concertina" card which opens up into several layers and I added a few drawers at the bottom to put little surprises in!

There are two more of my makes yet to appear in further issues of the mag and I hope to remember to share them with you here! If you'd like any info on making either of these fun cards, please drop me a message in the comments box at the bottom.

So, from a rather chilly, yet sunny, Leyland, I hope you all have a great weekend :)

Lesley xxx

Tuesday, 8 January 2019

New Year, New Start.

Hi all.

Well, we have lift-off!

By that, I mean my Other Half has started back at work after almost 9 months and he's thrilled that he's back in the working world again!
For the last few weeks, I could see that he was determined to get as fit as possible so he could return to work and get back to normal. Being at home has been hard for him. He hates having to do "housework" so yesterday morning couldn't come round fast enough!
It was a bit tricky waking up with him at 6.15am! I forgot there were two 6.15s in a day!
It's all going well even though he's only just finished day 2 but I think he's secretly chuffed that he hasn't lost his skills!
So, onward and upward and hopefully 2019 will be so much better than the last one!

As far as crafting goes, I've been really busy creating projects for LuvCrafts as Jo Luv has a show on Hochanda on Jan 29th so, although it seems like there's loads of time, there never really is!
I end up with everyday life just getting in the way and then panicking at the last minute just to have enough samples for Jo to take with her!

Anyhoo, I have cleaned my craftroom from all the Christmassy stash and made a couple of cards just for my own stock

For both of these cards, I used the free gift stamps which came with the recent issue (66) of Creative Stamping magazine.  Distress inks, Spectrum Noir markers, and a "wave" die are the only other things I've used really so these are quite simple to do.

Hoping you all have a great week

Lesley x

Wednesday, 2 January 2019


Hi everyone!

As the festivities are finally over, the washing up's done and the tree's safely stashed away in the shed for another year - 2019 can begin in crafty earnest!
I hope lots of you had some lovely crafty presents this Christmas.
Personally, my family won't buy me any as they prefer to surprise me with things I didn't know I needed and do you know what? 
I always do!!!
Apparently, I have too much "stuff", according to them, so no crafty stash has come my way but that's not a problem as I know this will happen so I always treat myself to something anyway! Hahaha!

So, my quick post is just to wish you all a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year and I pray that 2019 brings us all a little peace and light into our lives.

Love n hugs
Lesley xxx