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Saturday, 31 January 2015

Pearl the Mermaid with Long Hair

Morning my crafting friends, here is my second post for the  Design Team of

I do hope you come along and play and view all the other DT members fabulous creations. The theme each fortnight is 'Anything Goes'.

We have some wonderful sponsors this month and each offer prizes of 3 images so well worth joining in.

Our sponsors are:

My image comes from FaeryInk,   I stamped some rocks under the image then coloured her in with Promarkers before die cutting her out with Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Six.

The papers were from Tattered Lace, I ran the lighter Green piece through the embossing folder Sea Garden and matted and layered it on the card with the Dotted Green paper as seen. I cut a width of patterned paper and wrapped that round the middle. I attached the image on top in the center of the card.

Out of Green Lace paper and Plain Green paper I die cut two of the Seashell Waves and attached these around and behind the image.

I die cut the Art Deco Swirl out of White card and inked it up with three distress inks, Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers and Bundled Sage then heat embossed it with Tropic Pearl Lustre three times, I placed this on the left hand side of the card. 

I die cut a small sea shell out of beige patterned paper added this in the bottom left corner then added a small starfish to finish the card.

Items Used:

White Base Card 6" X 6"
FaeryInk Image Pearl the Mermaid with Long Hair
Tattered Lace Papers
Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Six
Crafts to You Art Deco Swirl
Lea'bilities Sea Shell & Wave
Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder Tropic Pearl Lustre
Sue Wilson Embossing Folder Sea Garden
Tim Holtz Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers and Bundled Sage
Starfish (own stash)

Do go over to and check out all the wonderful DT work and join in with the fun.

Thank you for looking, Jacquie J xxx

Friday, 30 January 2015

Happy Birthday Son!

Morning my crafting friends, hope this finds you all safe and well? We had our first dowsing of snow yesterday, only a slight covering, hopefully that will be all we get lol! 

Today's post is a card I have made for my son Jonathon who is 27 TODAY, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY SON!

I knew I was going to do a card with the Phoenix on as he loves the Phoenix but after having had some play with some paste I decided to go a step further. I decided to paint & paste onto a thin canvas board and attach this to the front of the card so it was something I could frame for him later. I was originally going to frame the canvas so he had something to open (as he has had money) and make him another card but then decided to turn this into his card. I also wanted to use gilding flakes for the Phoenix but was not sure how they would work over the paste, well I needn't have worried lol!

I painted the canvas with Acrylic paints using a flat brush to get  some dimension/pattern into the background. I used a Blue & Green and just kept mixing the colours together and painting them on until I was happy with the result and left to dry.

Using the Phoenix Stencil I taped it over the canvas and spread the modelling paste over the top making sure it was completely covered. I took the stencil off and placed it in warm water immediately then left the canvas to dry over night.

I gently spread Flake & Glitter Glue over the Phoenix and left it for a couple of hours before putting on the Red Flame gilding flakes, there were a few paste lines showing in between wings and tail feathers so I just painted them in with Red paint. I left the claws and painted them Black afterwards. I was happy with the result but then I wanted to put some flames underneath the Phoenix! I got my flame stamps and stamped them using Fired Brick Distress Ink, this did not show up to well on the canvas so I mixed together two embossing powders (Red Flame & Yellow Lustre), inked the flames over again with my versamark ink pad and heat embossed using the mixed powders, I have to say I was pleased with how the flames looked but disappointed the Yellow did not show up as I was hoping for a more realistic flames!!! I decided to leave the canvas as that.

I got some patterned papers and distressed the edges using large scissors then inked round the edge with Fired Brick and Black Soot, squashed the edges in a bit and matted these onto some Teal card, I then attached my canvas in the center. No sentiment for this as I felt it would ruin the canvas! To finish it off I added a Black gem for the Phoenix eye.

Items used:

Small Flat Canvas 
Acrylic Paints
Patterned Papers (sorry cannot remember who from)
Creative Expressions Embossing Powders Red Flame & Yellow Lustre
Creative Expressions Gilding Flakes Red Flame
Creative Expressions Foundation Card Teal
Creative Expressions Flake & Glitter Glue
Versamark Ink Pad
Sheena Douglass Little Bit Magical Stamps Rise of the Phoenix
Tim Holtz Distress Inks Fired Brick & Black Soot
Kaisercraft Gems Black

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx

Tuesday, 27 January 2015


Morning my crafting friends, a bit of a quick post for you today as I am still not able to craft much at the moment, I am at work all day then I am at the hospital visiting my neighbour each night in between everything else there's the norm, like housework, cooking etc lol! The news is not good, the doctors have told us Joy (my neighbour) wont be coming home, she is very ill and only yesterday they had me ask her whether she would want to be resuscitated should it happen, well obviously she did not wish to discuss that, I don't know how long she has left but I want to see her as much as is possible, its so sad to see her go downhill so fast, only 6 months ago she was mowing her lawns and still driving.  I will try and post as often as possible but if I miss a few days then you know why!!! Please note I will still be looking in on your beautiful creations, just may not have the time to comment.

May I give a very warm welcome to my newest follower Anthony, welcome, good to have you on board, do take a look at his stunning creations on, well done Anthony.

Now sorry for all the doom & gloom, this is not what we are on here for and Joy would not want it, so for today's post I did a card just with an embossing folder, glitter, a die and some ribbon.

I recently bought  the Tattered Lace embossing folder by the same name as I loved the doily pattern, I had to cut this down quite a bit to fit it on the card lol! I just wanted to show its beauty by having that on a card, glittered up with just a ribbon across the middle, it was only a last decision to add the die cuts for the sentiment, I cut two out of the same die but cut the Teal one in half and tucked each half behind the White one so it looked almost like its shadow.

I have matted and layered the card onto some embossed White card & more Teal card.

I know the bow covers some of the embossing up but I felt it cried out for a fancy bow, adding a gem in the center finished the card off.

 Items Used:

Tattered Lace Embossing Folder Tattered Lace
Creative Expressions Diamond Sprinkles
Creative Expressions Foundation Card Teal
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Embossing Folder Garden Lattice
Sheena Douglass White Stamping Card
Versamark Ink Pad
Creative Expressions Silky Crushed Ribbon Aqua
Create and Craft Die-lectables Baroque Ovals
Justrite Large Fancy Sentiments
Tim Holtz Distress Inks Peacock Feathers
Hobby House Ocean Gems

Here is another view of the card for you.

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Bits and Pieces

Hello my crafting friends, hope today finds you all safe and well? I was looking through my mountains of craft material the other day and found lots of bits and pieces I had forgotten I had!!! So I thought I would make a dainty card out of some of the items, these included the little square sheets of patterned paper.

I found a pack of recycled 6X4" White cards along with some different shades of Blue paper, the whole pack was recycled paper. The cards were already scored so I just matted it up with some teal card and matted the two small squares of paper with White card before placing on top as seen. Some of these squares were foiled, some patterned and a couple embossed.

I added the two die cuts, made using White card, one of these I cut in half and placed either side of the bottom square. I added PVA Glue dots on certain areas of the die cuts in Teal.

I added a die cut Bird Cage out of Teal card on the bottom flowered square placing a White die cut bird behind it. I like this Bird Cage as the door opens and it's quite a nice, decorative shaped Bird Cage.

To finish the card I added some Self Adhesive Pearls in opposite corners to balance out the card.

Items Used:

Recycled Paper & Card Pack (own stash)
Creative Expressions Foundation Card Teal
Spellbinders Shapeabilities D-Lites Bird Cage One
Spellbinders D-Lites Corners & Accents 2
Crafts to Die Set Art Deco Swirl
Creative Expressions PVA Glue Teal
Tattered Lace die Little Bird ( Free with the Magazine)
Creative Expressions Self Adhesive Pearls Small
Habico Self Adhesive Pearls Large

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx

Friday, 23 January 2015

Oldies Friday

Morning my crafting friends, hope today finds you all safe and well, may I thank you all for visiting my little corner of the blog world today, it's so good to have you visit and please leave a comment if you wish to.

Now today's post is an oldie for you, many years ago when I was doing my HND course in Photography (yeah I did say photography, you wouldn't think it with some of the images I put on here would you lol!) we use to go out on field trips and I always loved architecture and landscapes so when a couple of friends and myself started doing exhibitions I made some cards up using some of my photos, these were just blank cards for any occasion or as notelets, being as I came across a couple the other day I thought I would show them to you over the next few Fridays. We did do many more but they were sold so I don't have any to photograph.

I bought the aperture cards from the internet although they would be quite easy to make now back then I would not have dared even try it was easier to buy them lol!

This photograph was of a clematis close up with a side view. I love how the stamens (if that's the right word!) stand up in the center and also it was to give it some interest, not the normal photograph showing the whole flower.

I hope you enjoyed looking, love Jacquie xxx

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

French Background

Hello my crafting friends, good to have you visit me to day I really do appreciate you popping by, its lovely to read what you think of my creations or even just to have you visit and browse.

I am sad to say my neighbour is back in hospital so my craft time will be very short or none existent for the time being with visits to the hospital etc. However, I have got posts scheduled for the next week or two so fingers crossed!

For today's post I am still in the Teal mode, I love this colour card but I really must purchase some more coloured card as well as white!

For this one I used my model paste through the stencil again and added Diamond Snow before it dried so as you can imaging this has quite a bit of sparkle on it! Do remember if you use any paste through your stencils to place them in warm water straight away so they don't get ruined as it dries quicker than you think!

For the background I embossed some White card then on the reverse I inked it up with my Versamark Glue pad and heat embossed it with Artic Bay Lustre, something else I am running out of lol!

I matted and layered these with more White and Teal card.
On the side I added some Pale Blue Seam Binding Ribbon making a flat bow, I inked up a wooden embellishment and covered it in Teal Glitter before placing it in the center of the ribbon.

There you have the finished card.

Items Used:

Creative Expressions Foundation Card Teal
Malmen Acrylic Modelling Paste
Sheena Douglass White Stamping Card
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson French Collection Background
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Embossing Folder Garden Lattice 
Creative Expressions Embossing powder Artic Bay Lustre
Creative Expressions Diamond Snow
Creative Expressions American Seam Binding Ribbon Pale Blue
Wooden Embellishment (own stash)
Teal Glitter (own stash)

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Have a Great day

Hi there my crafting friends, hope this finds you all ok and that not only  are you all safe and well but have also had a good weekend.

Tony, the fellow colleague who left our work place on Friday, loved the card, in fact  he thanked me three times for it, there were some lovely messages written in there for him so I am sure he will keep it lol! It was sad to see him go as he has made such an impact at work but its also good to see him do something with his life as he is only young and I am sure this adventure will do him good.

I have been trying to keep to doing small cards and as I had my new die delivered the other day I could not resist using it, this fits perfectly over a 4X6" card, of course you could do more than one and make a boarder, it does come with a small boarder (see inside card on smaller picture), I am sure I will be using this a lot as I feel it gives a vintage look to the cards. Todays post has been inspired by Becca Feeken's work, she has the most wonderful blog so please do go and take a look.

I just matted and layered up my card with some pretty papers from Tattered Lace, the top layer I wrapped some ribbon around it. I die cut my arch into a strip of Gold Miri card and then placed it on the back so the die cut came over the top and I stuck it down on top of the ribbon.

I die cut a little tag from Baroque Ovals using Gold Miri card and die cut again using White card but I cut the inner oval out of the white, stamped my sentiment on it and attached it to the Gold tag, I placed this down in the bottom right corner of the card.

Using the same White ribbon I made a bow and attached it at the bottom then placed an old Pearl & Gold Button on top.

I stamped a sentiment onto a piece of Blush card and used the tiny boarder die to match at the bottom, this was attached inside and there you have the finished card, I do hope you like it?

Items used:

White card
Tattered Lace papers ( Free with magazine)
White Ribbon ( free gift from Buckwell Crafts Supplies with an order)
Spellbinders Arched Elegance die
Create and Craft Die Lectables Baroque Ovals
Gold Miri Card
Creative Expressions Unmounted Stamps Kind Thoughts & Friends Sentiments
Archival Ink Black
Button from own stash

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx

Friday, 16 January 2015

Sorry You Are Leaving

Morning my crafting friends, last day of the week, so I hope you all have a wonderful weekend ahead.

Today one of the Male members of our team at work is leaving to go and teach English to EAL students in Hong Kong, he got his Doctorate in English about 18 months ago so is now going to make use of it! We will miss him as he has a wicked sense of humour, he's young, single and got no ties so good luck to him. Anyway I was asked if I had a card in my collection, the only one I had was this one, was not sure whether it was suitable for a Man but like they said it did not matter as he would probably throw it away anyhow!!!

I made a base card out of Spring Green card, embossed some White card and layered that on top. Using a piece of the Spring Green card I placed it onto a Self Adhesive sheet and covered it with Diamond Sprinkles, I matted this onto the White embossed card. 

I die cut the Scandinavian background out of White card and attached this on top. I had some old rub on letters so I made the sentiment out of these onto a piece of Spring Green card matted onto some White card and placed this across the middle of the card as seen.

Using Rich Green card I die cut two sets of the Trailing Ivy and placed these top and bottom of the sentiment. This finished the card.

Items Used:

Creative Expressions Foundation card Spring Green
Creative Expressions Diamond Sprinkles
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Scandinavian Collection Background
Creative Expressions Finishing Touches Trailing Ivy
Sheena Douglas White Stamping Card
Tattered Lace Embossing Folder Fretwork
Black Rub on Letters

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Golden Lattice

Morning crafters, hope today finds you safe and well, do take care on those roads as I know some of you have had a down fall of snow, as I type this (yesterday) we have sunshine and rain, very cold but no snow!

May I thank you all for your amazing comment on my Out at Sea post, you are an amazing bunch of gifted and talented friends.

Today's post is another card showing the Mica Pigments and Diamond Sprinkles but this time in Copper, Gold, Silver & White.

I simply laid the mask onto a piece of Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet and dropped the colours of pigment where I wanted them, I tried to keep certain colours in certain places but some did overlap a little, I brushed these into the adhesive sheet then placed it onto some White card, I took the cover off the sheet on the other side and covered it with Diamond Sprinkles, which unfortunately does not show up too well on these photos.

I matted and layered  it onto some Brown Miri card and Silver Matt Textured card, leaving the second layer of Miri card a bit wider, this is where I added some wide Gold ribbon, gathered it up in the middle and added a sentiment that I had stamped onto White card and die cut using French Collection Auvergne, I matted this onto a Gold base die cut from Gold Miri card using the French Collection Boarder, Corner & Tag.

I matted this onto a base card made from more of the Silver Matt Textured card using Foam tape to raise it up slightly.

There you have the finished card. Dimensions 9.5" X 7.5". One of those cards you make without thinking about whether you have an envelope to fit or not lol! So much for sticking to smaller cards this year!!!

Items Used:

Creative Expressions  That Special Touch Mask lattice
Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer Mica Pigments
Creative Expressions Diamond Sprinkles
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson French Collection Auvergne
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson French Collection Corner, Board  & Tag
Sheena Douglass White Stamping Card
Brown Miri card
Create and Craft Silver Textured Card & Gold Miri Card
Ranger Black Archival Ink
Jayne Nestorenko Clear Stamps Just My Imagination Collection
Fantastic Ribbons Double Sided Gold/Brown Ribbon
Foam Tape

Thank you for looking and stay safe, Jacquie xxx

Monday, 12 January 2015

Out at Sea!

Hello my crafting friends, hope today finds you all safe and well. I am remembering my Father today as it would have been his 88th Birthday, I lost him and my Mother almost 24 years ago and doesn't time fly, so Happy Birthday Dad!

Today's post has no bearing on my Father at all, it is just a card I made using some lovely stamps from our Sheena. I love the sea and beach, love spending time on the beach but have to say not on the sea!! I used to feel sea sick just crossing a river on a glorified rowing boat as a ferry! I am okay on a big ship, something more steady , not these speed boats and such alike.

I started by inking up some card with distress inks roughly then splatting some water over and left to dry. Once dry I stamped the shipwreck with Vintage Photo and Peacock Feathers then painted in the sails and boat with Vintage Photo, Black Soot and Squeezed Lemonade.

On more card I stamped the Mermaid and coloured her in also with Distress inks, roughly cut her out and placed her on the card as seen, I did not raise her up because of postage costs but I am sure she would have looked better decoupaged!

I stamped my sentiment straight onto the card, managed to squeeze it in a little space, it would have been better to have done the words separately so I could have moved it over but it was too late!

I matted and layered it up with White card and Teal card to finish the card.

Items Used:

Creative Expressions Foundation Card Teal
Sheena Douglass Little Bit Magical Stamps Phantom Ship & Maid of the Sea
Sheena Douglas White Stamping Card
Tim Holtz Distress Inks Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Bundled Sage, Vintage Photo, Black Soot, Squeezed Lemonade, Scattered Straw, Shaded Lilac and Pumice Stone.

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx

Saturday, 10 January 2015

William Morris Floral

Morning my crafting friends, another weekend is upon us, gosh I have been so tired this past week, having to get up so early again for work has been a shock to the system lol!

Now todays card has been inspired by Pamellia over at
Pamellia always creates such wonderful things with such depth and I find it amazing the amount of embellishments and techniques she uses on her cards and they always look so amazing, never overloaded or too much, if you have not come across Pamellia please do have a look through her blog. 

Now although it was Pamellia who has inspired today's post its by no means anywhere near her creativity, I am just starting off small by using the paste lol!!! I thought I would give it a try as I bought this modelling paste early last year and it has just sat there! I wondered whether it would work through a mask/stencil rather than a mold and it did, not perfectly but I was pleased with it, did not realise how quick it dried though lol! I did sprinkle all the Mica Pigments and glitter on it straight away but left it until it was completely dry before brushing them over the whole card but I was happy with the result.
I just matted and layered up the focal element with some coloured card, a colour that was in the Mica Pigments to match so it may well have been a completely different look with say a Yellow or Green card as apposed to the Rich Purple. The largest Purple layer I embossed with Sue Wilson garden lattice Folder.

 A simple sentiment at the bottom I felt was suffice to finish the card.

 Items Used:

Joanna Sheen Signature Stencil William Morris
Malmen Acrylic Modelling Paste
Sue Wilson Embossing Folder Garden Lattice
Creative Expressions Cosmic Shimmer Mica Pigments
Creative Expressions Diamond Sprinkles
Creative Expressions Foundation Card Rich Purple
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Scandinavian Collection Corner, Boarder & Tag
Creative Expressions Unmounted Stamps Classic sentiments
Sheena Douglass White Stamping Card
                                                Tim Holtz Distress Ink Seedless Preserve

Thank you for looking and thank you Pamellia for the inspiration,  Jacquie xxx

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Thank you 2015

Morning my crafting friends, hope all is well with you all. May I give a warm welcome to all my new followers, including corysnana1, and for those who just come and browse, so good to have you here and I do hope you keep coming back.

Today's is a little card, I hope to make a few more of these this year what with the price of postage and, sadly to say possibly flatter ones too! Although saying that there are two cards I have made which don't fit the bill lol! These will be shown later this week.

I made a little card out of white card, matted it up with some Cobalt Blue card. I embossed a piece of White card and placed that on top then die cut the Auvergne out of Cobalt Blue card and placed on the top. Using the smaller center piece I stamped my sentiment onto White card and added it in the center.

You could make this more decorative with embellishments but I wanted a plain card where the die and embossing folder speak for themselves.

Items used:

White Card

Creative Expressions Cobalt Blue card
Sue Wilson French Collection Auvergne
Sue Wilson Embossing Folder Eternity
Creative Expressions unmounted stamps-Kind Thoughts
Ranger Black Archival Ink

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx

Monday, 5 January 2015

House-Mouse Puzzle

Good evening crafters, hope this finds you all safe and well. I am back to work tomorrow after a lovely two weeks off work and that has flown I can tell you lol! So I have put this on this evening as apposed to tomorrow morning!!!

Over on the House-Mouse and friends blog they have a new challenge
The DT have done some beautiful creations for this challenge and now I finally have the CD ROM I thought I would enter too! 

I love these little creatures and the art work is amazing, such fun characters.

It was hard to choose from all the images on the CD ROM but in the end I chose this one as I thought we could all do with some bright, cheerful colours after all the Red, Green, Silver & Gold's. Sorry if its too bright for some of you lol!
I started with my basic White card base, on the CD ROM there are some beautiful papers to go with each image so I had to have the puzzle one, I cut this to size and attached it to my card. To follow the sketch I then  chose three colours of card to match the puzzle paper and die cut the shapes out of these and attached to the card. In the top left corner I added a corners and accents die cut.

 I die cut the image using a circle die and matted this onto another circle die cut then added self adhesive pearls around the edge. I placed this in the center of the card and added the sentiment, also from the CD ROM at the bottom right hand corner.

Items Used:

White 6X6" card base
Joanna Sheen House-Mouse Triple CD ROM
Creative Expressions Foundation Card Custard & Sky Blue
Creative Expressions Self Adhesive Pearls
Create and craft Pastel Card Pink
Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles
Spellbinders Captivating Squares
Spellbinders Delightful Circles
Spellbinders Corners Accents Two

I would like to enter this in the   Challenge

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Walking in the Rain

Hello my crafting buddies, good to have you visit me today. Its very exciting as the first Challenge for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends is happening NOW! Go and check it out and view all the other Design Team members beautiful creations at

This is my first post for the blog and we have some wonderful sponsors for today's challenge in
1. A Day For Daisies,

A Day For Daisies - Prize: $12 gift certificate (DT Choose Images)  

2. Ppinkydolls

PPinkydolls Art - Prize: 3 Images (DT 3)

3.Ching-Chou Kuik

Ching-Chou Kuik – Prize: 1 image (DT 1 Image)

There are some lovely images on these sites so please do go and have a browse.

My Image for my card is from A Day For Daisies and I chose 'Walking in the Rain'.

As soon as I saw this image I decided on a Red Coat and of course I had to have the little Kitties coat to match! I coloured the image using Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs, die cut the image using Radiant Rectangles and inked through the die with Tumbled Glass.

I chose two papers from the Winter collection, cut to size then ripped around the edges before distressing them with my scissors. I matted them on top of each other angling the bottom one slightly and attached my image on top.

For my base card I used Kraft card, with a piece of Blue card I embossed with Knit One Pearl One embossing folder and placed this across the middle of the card, top and bottom I added a boarder using Teal card then placed a strip of Lace Scalloped Ribbon diagonally across the Blue card. On top of all this I then added my image.

As it was I thought it looked a bit bare so I added a die cut corner to the top left, just tucking it under the Radiant Rectangle corner and to balance it out I added  some leaves and a flower bottom right.

There you have my first DT member  card for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends  do go and have a look at all the other wonderful creations from the DT. I hope you come and join us in with the challenge, each week it will be Anything Goes.

Items Used:

A Day For Daisies Digi Image- Walking in the Rain
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Dies Finishing Touches Camellia Complete Petals
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Dies Finishing Touches Petite Vinery
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson Dies Austrian Collection Corner, Boarder & Tag
Creative Expressions Lace Scalloped Ribbon
Creative Expressions Foundation card Sky Blue & Teal Promarkers
Spectrum Noirs
Desire Embossilicous Folder Knit One Pearl One
Create and Craft Kraft card
Spellbinders Die D-Lites Corners & Accents Two
Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles
Winter Papers (The Range) White card

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx

Thursday, 1 January 2015


Morning my crafting friends, sorry I have been absent of late but I hope you all had a Merry Christmas and I wish you all a Very Happy New Year, I hope 2015 brings you all joy, hope and prosperity. 

We had our usual Christmas at my Daughter's in Cornwall, I do love it there, thankfully after all the hassle and upset we had before Christmas I am glad to say we did get to spend Christmas all together, for those of you who are wondering what on earth I am going on about we had a lot of things happen before Christmas, the worse two was on the Saturday my Daughter was involved in a car crash on her way back from Chester to Cornwall, thankfully she only suffered concussion but had to stay in Worcester for the night, glad to report she is fine now, also on the Saturday we had to rush round to Ian's Mom & Dads as his Mom was having a very bad panic attack, she had previously been told she may have Cancer so this has bought on a series of attacks with her worrying about where else it may have spread to, then on the Sunday we had to have her rushed into hospital with a suspected stroke, it turned out that she had a bad water infection which can lead to a mini stroke which is what she had, she has been instructed to drink plenty of water, something she never does.  She is at home and is fine, we are now awaiting on results.

Enough gloom and doom its a new year and I want to show you what my wonderful Son made for me as one of my Christmas presents, I have always loved Thumper, my favourite Disney Character and this is what he has drawn for me and had printed. Needless to say I shall be getting it framed and hung up on my wall.

This measures 20 X 16 inches and has a White boarder around it but I had to weigh the corners down to photograph it so I cropped the edges off! Not literally just the photograph!!!

I am so pleased with this, he has added certain elements that mean something to him, the background being a photograph he took when he was in Morzine for a Winter season, he loves birds and anything oriental so he drew this Japanese bird and of course Thumper! Since his very first Christmas I have always bought him any Thumper cuddly toy that the Disney stores bring out, they do have a new one this year so he will get that for his Birthday in January lol! No matter how old he is, he gets one!!!

Anyhow, I hope you all had what you wished for, I had loads of pressies this year, including some very lovely Sue Wilson dies and a Tiffany lamp from Hubby.

Enjoy your New Year Celebrations and stay safe. My next post will be on the 4th when I start with my new DT for, I do hope you come and take a look.

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx