Beardie Bows

Friday 8 September 2017

Needle Felted 'Oswald'

Hello Blog friends,

I am still here, not producing many cards at the moment (only for family etc).  But I did go on a days course recently to try something new.  The course was a Needle Felting course run by a very talented lady Heather O'Leary of Craftwerk.

I have always wanted to try this craft, so was delighted to find a course being run fairly near to me.

I had the most enjoyable day, there was only two 'students' so the course was very intimate which suited me not being good in large crowds.  Heather is lovely and made us tea and coffee all day long, offered home made cake (her marzipan cake is gorgeous and I don't even like marzipan) and other goodies.

As there were only two of us, we got to make our own individual felted creatures, so I made Oswald my Romanian rescue.

This could be the start of something new, I already have a kit to do (purchased before I went on the course, but was always too scared to try).

We also came away with loads of wool and needle felting basics, so I can start creating other critters. This means you might see my cards interspersed with little creations like this from time to time.

Let me know what you think?

Thank you for visiting, and for any comments you may leave, I love reading them.

Monday 19 June 2017


Hello my (hopefully) loyal blog friends.

I have been conspicuous by my absence once again, I mean seriously, 5 months since my last post!!

I have no excuses, except life getting in the way.

I have been making cards, and have photos of everything, but just finding the time to blog has been beyond me.

This is a card made for a male friend, I absolutely adore this image from Mo Manning and once I had purchased it couldn't wait to use it, I think it is perfect for male cards.

I kept the card simple, as I think the image is quite a statement on its own, plus adding lots of embellishments on male cards never seems to work for me.

There has been another 'small' distraction in the household for the last couple of months .....

Please meet Misty

Misty is a Westie and is now 4 months old, she is such a naughty puppy, but adorable.  I have wanted a Westie like forever and finally I have one (didn't think hubby would let me get her, but he did).

Card recipe:

Image: 'Duke' Mo's Digital Pencil coloured with my Copics
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards (sadly it doesn't look as though these are still available)
Brad from my stash

Wow that was a simple card, hardly any ingredients!!

Thank you for visiting, and I really appreciate any comments that you leave.

Tuesday 24 January 2017

Magical Birthday Wishes

Hello fellow Blog friends,

I strongly suspect that you have all deserted me, due to the large absence of blogs from my good self.

All I can say is that I will never EVER move house again!!  This has been the most stressful, emotional and tiring event to happen in our lives for the past 15 years.  For the past 12 months or so I have got along on a wish and a prayer, with one disaster after another, way to many to bore you all with.

One very sad event was having to make the heartbreaking decision to let Holly go over the Rainbow Bridge, she had no quality of life any more and it was so sad.  She did make it to 14 and a half which I never thought she would ~ Fly high Holly 😢

I finally feel like we have come out of a very dark tunnel, but it has left us drained and broke 😔

My card making, unfotunately, became a chore.  Every event that loomed on the calendar filled me with a sense of dread, 'another card to make'.

But, as I said I feel we have turned a corner at last and I am now looking forward to enjoying my cards again.

So, this is a card I made for my Stepmother, she loves fairies and her garden resembles a fairy grotto.

That's it for now.  I will try and be back much sooner next time 'promise'.

Thank you for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave.

Card recipe:

Image: Purchased ready die cut from a seller on ebay ~ if anyone knows what this die is I would love to own it?
Background: Lavinia Stamps Scenescape
Corner Stamp: From a 'freebie' set by Sheena Douglas ~ 'A Little Bit Scenic Silhouette Stamp Set'
Sentiment: CC Designs ~ 'Magical Birthday Wishes'
Flowers and gems from my stash