Hi there

Things here on the farm are improving each day, we still have a couple of more hurdles to jump, but Mum is gaining strength each day and improves with each day also, I cannot thank you enough for all the support, love, emails, comments and words of encouragement that you have all left, this has been quite a hard time, but with you all by our sides you have reached out and touched our hearts and have given us the strength to keep going, so thank you so so much!

Whilst being here on the farm, I haven’t done a lot of crafting, but have managed to sneak in some periods, more so when my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers arrived, I was itching and I shared a sneak peek of this card on Instagram..

So here is the full reveal..


I used the Woodland Gifts stamp and die set to create this sweetie birthday card, I just adored embossing in white embossing powder onto water colour powder and then going to town with my Zig Markers to create a soft look..

I added a sentiment and scattering of Pretty Pink Posh sequins..backing each of the die cut background features to pattern paper and then to the card front..

Now all I need is the perfect birthday to come along to give this to someone :)

I hope you enjoy today’s post and if you see a new blog look, well it is in the works for a makeover, I am still tweaking..

Have a great rest of the day!


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  • Dawn T

    So glad to hear things are getting better for your Mum. Your card is simply adorable. Aren’t the Zig pens the best!ReplyCancel

  • conil

    I did notice some changes on your blog design…me likey. Also saw the sneak of this adorable card on IG. So sweet, it turned out great. Glad to hear your Mum is getting stronger. Will continue to send healing thoughts.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy

    First of I am so glad for you and your mum. Secondly, I love your cards!ReplyCancel

  • KatieP

    Very cute card. Good to hear your mom is healing well and getting stronger day by day.ReplyCancel

Hi there

Happy Monday to you all, I hope you all had a truly wonderful weekend and that today wasn’t too tiring for you all..

Having rather a quiet day here again today, have done some jobs this morning and have read through all the lovely comments that have been left on my blog, I have to say that you guys really are the highlight of my day, I truly love reading everyone of them…I must go and do the same and pass some love on, so as soon as I have written this post, I will be doing so..thank you everyone that comes past and takes the time to leave the love, really is so appreciated..

Today is a little special, as it is Darryl’s birthday today, although we won’t be spending his day together we did manage to celebrate it at the weekend, I cooked one of his favourite meals, which happens to be Pork Roast and Veg, he was happy, I know he is hard at work today, so I am sure he will be looking forward to having a beer in hand at the end of it :)


I managed to create yet another boat themed card using the Simon Says Stamp July Card Kit..I have said it many times that I adore nautical themed cards, so this kit was so me..

I chose to use the little die and create a small shaker feature on the card, using pattern paper die cut circle feature, adding Pretty Pink Posh sequins, I then added this to a piece of white card stock, that had another strip of pattern paper at the base, some twine and the little anchor paperclip that were from the kit…finishing off with a birthday sentiment..

Super simple but effective and I have to say that the little shaker element was kind fun to create..here is a close up view..


Happy birthday to my lovely man, I know he won’t read this post, but I do hope he had a great day and enjoy’s his beer :)

Well that is me, so I will sign off and go do some commenting..

Have a fabulous day!


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  • Lizzy Hill

    Awww…so hard being away from him, I imagine. Hope he has a great day….& a BOAT SHAKER CARD!!!! I’m in LOOOOOOVE…..so gonna do this [well, similar!]….thank you for sharing – my hubby loves his boat…..so, excited to try one of these:))ReplyCancel

  • Another fantastic nautical card, Joy!!! How clever to use the boat die to make a cute shaker!!!! And the anchor paperclip is so fun!!! Love the combination of the stripes at the bottom and the wavy patterned paper – looks great!!! Love the twine bow!!!! Beautiful, Joy!!!!
    Hope you hubby have a wonderful day and get well wishes to your mum – hope that wrist will be A-OK soon and that the physio will be helping a lot!!!
    I so enjoy visiting your blog, Joy – you make the most beautiful cards!!!
    Have a wonderful week!!!!

  • What a wonderful nautical shaker card!ReplyCancel

  • I really love your cards, you have a lot of good ideas.ReplyCancel

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