Hi all,

Just a quick post from me today to share a card made with some Papermilldirect Parchment Card. This card is currently on offer here. I decided to do something a little different with the parchment card than the traditional certificate or invitation, and so made a birthday card. The card embosses beautifully. I found some patterned paper that complimented it perfectly for my little cluster of embellishment.

parchment birthday card

Here is a close up shot to show some of the texture from the embossing folder a bit better…parchment birthday card 2

The patterned paper cluster is foam mounted for some extra dimension. I love the extra texture that the parchment card gives when embossed! Thanks for stopping by today, have a great week!


Birthday Wishes

In case you don’t want to read the whole post, donations would be gratefully received at my everyday hero page **HERE**

Hi everyone,

So time is getting close, the Mini Marathon is going to be here before we know it.  I am walking lots, getting my training in with my walking buddy (virtual training partner too, thanks to the Fitbit – go Sandie!).

But this is where I need to ask for your help. As always I don’t just walk the 10k for fun. I can think of much more enjoyable ways to spend my June bank holiday weekend. Instead I do it for a cause – to try raise some much needed funds for the DSPCA.

If you know me you will know that rescue animals play a big part in my life, and I really feel that we can all do more as a nation to help the plight that some of them suffer. Meet Jeff, our newest rescue – this poor guy was dumped in a bog in Navan.

jeff 1

He was a nervous wreck when we got him, but now is super friendly, loves getting pets and giving licks. But he has spent much of his life in a cage before being dumped and it took us months to get him to be to realise there was a world outside of his cage, and that he is free to roam around the house as much as he pleases. It brings me so much pleasure to see him come out of his shell bit by bit every day , and be that little bit less afraid, and gain in confidence. By supporting rescues like the DSPCA you can support animals like Jeff, and help them find new loving homes.

That is where you can come in. You can help by sponsoring me on the walk, and keeping me motivated to finish, knowing that every step I make will bring me closer to reaching a goal. If you would like to sponsor you can do so on my everyday hero page **HERE**. Any little bit you can give will make a difference, it will buy a dog a blanket, a toy for a cat or dog, a meal for one of the animals in their care. If everyone does this one bit then it will make the animals lives that bit better until they find their forever homes. To find out more about the DSPCA you can click here to visit their website.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post, and if you donate – you are awesome, and go have a cookie as a reward!

Thanks again,


Mini Marathon Time – I Need Your Support!

Hi All,

Just stopping by with a fun little card using some new to me Lawn Fawn stamps that I got for my birthday last month:) I love Alpacas, so this Lawn Fawn stamp just had to come live with me! I also don’t think he had to be just a Christmas/Winter time stamp, so he will go to someone who loves scarves and alpacas! I stamped him on Papermilldirect White Hammered card and used the coordinating die to cut him out. I don’t have much experience with matching dies, but I have to say, I love them, they make life so easy!

I embossed a panel of Papermilldirect smooth white card with a script folder and added this to a white card base. I die cut a teal scalloped circle, a smooth white card circle and popped the Alpaca onto this. I gave him a cute grey paper pieced textured card scarf, and added some wink of stella shimmer to this. I used the label love stamp set from Altenew for my sentiment.

I hope you love him as much as I do!

alpaca birthday

Alpaca Birthday