Friday, 21 April 2017

Pre-holiday uploads!

Good afternoon/morning/evening etcetera!!!

Hoping all you lovelies are doing well today.

I'm busy packing as we're off on a little "jolly" tomorrow so I thought I'd better find 5 minutes just to upload a few pictures of my most recent makes.

With Easter just in the recent past, I made this card for my daughter and her husband as neither of them wanted (or were getting) an Easter egg this year! lol x

I used an image by From The Heart Stamps - love their stuff, and the designer, Faith, is inspirational.
I kept this one simple and fun :)

My next Easter card was entered into a challenge over at Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine.
I created an Easter egg wreath with little eggs!

My final Easter themed "make" was this little birdhouse (which I bought for just 50p in the Christmas sale at The Range!!!)
I altered it with Carta Bella Moments and Memories paper pack. Once all the little eggs and bunny have been eaten, it could be used with a little electric tea-light inside.

My sister in law had a birthday this week so I made this cute butterfly "cut-out" card for her.
I inked the background with soft coloured distress inks before stamping a few little patterns on with contrasting colours. After splashing with a little water and a glitter pen, I added a few pearls which I coloured with alcohol markers to match the inked background.

And finally!!!

This card is for another challenge at Cardmaking and Papercraft magazines which is all about baking.
As I'm pushed for time this week, I made something simple and cute!
I used Lawn Fawn stamps with a picture frame die and layered the fussy cut images onto my inked background with 3d foam tape.

So, that's my lot for now!

I hope you all have a safe and happy week as I'll be sunning myself on my favourite Greek island and all thoughts of crafts and cardmaking will be...............STILL IN MY HEAD!!!

Once a crafter, ALWAYS a crafter!

Happy Days everyone,

Lesley xxx

Wednesday, 19 April 2017


Goof afternoon all you gorgeous crafty peeps out there!!!

Well, I have a little confession to make .
I was going to give up my blog.
Yes, I was! Honestly!

But, I've decided to start again even though we are almost at the beginning of May and I haven't blogged since December '16!

In that time I have made loads and loads of projects which, if you're interested, can be found on my Docrafts gallery here:

I am also going to start entering challenges again too methinks as I did enjoy them and, although I'm usually busy doing stuff, I think I could do to stretch my imagination from time to time and indulge my creativity.

So, this year in a nutshell?

Craftwise - I've been published in Quick Cards Made Easy magazine as part of the Reader Design Team, in Papercraft Inspirations and Papercrafter, I've won a few competitions and now I'm part of the Papercraft Inspirations magazine Reader Tester team too.
I also had my craftroom redecorated which meant I had to have a major clearout! It was distressing but cleansing too! I feel like a weight's been lifted off my shoulders as now I know exactly what I own!!! 😄

Healthwise - I managed to reach my 4 stone weight loss target with Slimming world (awesome!). Last few days have been hard work as I've been poorly with a tummy bug and now a cold/chest infection thingy but-----I soldier on!

Familywise - All's well at the homestead! Family are all fab, fit and healthy.

Holidaywise - If you know me at all, then you know how much we love to go away every so often and we went to Spain with some good friends after Christmas till the 3rd January and we're due to go to Zakynthos next Sunday for 8 days! Yaaaayyy!!! Globetrotter eh?

Homewise - Our house is now up for sale and we're looking for a much bigger pile of bricks so that all 5 of us (daughter, her hubby, son and the OH) can muddle together again! 'Twill be fun and interesting!

So, that's all for now I guess!

I really hope you can join me in my musings from time to time.
It would be lovely if you'd leave me a comment so I know there are real people out there and I'm not just talking to myself again.....that's another story.

I will be back with more "makes" and maybe some tutorials as I've learnt the hard way how annoying it is when you see stuff and don't know how it's made!

So Ta-ta For Now!