Tuesday 29 August 2023

An Introduction

I have something a bit different to share today - I would like to introduce you to the two latest editions to our family - Peggy and Rita.

We have had them for just over three weeks now - we have had chickens in the past and they were allowed to roam in the garden, however we have Ramsey and Jasper now and we didn't think that it would be a good idea to let them in the garden together so we built them a run.

They do seem to get along really well - the dogs think the chickens are quite interesting and fortunately the chickens really don't seem at all bothered by the dogs.

They have plenty of space and we have put an old garden bench in there for them, they seem to rather enjoy sitting on it, they also have a log to perch on and I am going to find some old plant pots and bits and bobs to add some interest.

Peggy is a lot more adventurous than Rita but they are never very far apart.

We had our first egg yesterday, it was laid by Peggy.

It is quite small but perfectly formed, I seem to remember that the first eggs laid by our old chickens had soft shells, this one is nice and hard.

We had our second egg this morning, again laid by Peggy so I decided to have poached eggs for my lunch and they were yummy.

Hopefully Rita will begin to lay soon and we will have lots of lovely eggs.

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Tuesday 22 August 2023

Spreading Happiness

I have created these cards with the Spellbinders May Card Kit, this is a really pretty kit - lovely colours.

For all of my cards I have used the papers and die cut elements.

The sentiments are either puffy stickers or from the chipboard sheets.

I have added vellum behind some of the toppers, I find this helps them stand out from the more busy papers.

I have made lots of cards with this collection, I will share more soon.

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Monday 14 August 2023

Life is better with Flowers

I have created these cards with the Nature's Garden Wildflowers collection from Crafter's Companion, I think this is one of my favourite collections in the Nature's Garden range.

All of the papers that I used are from the collection and I used Copic Markers for all of the colouring.

For this card I used the Mailbox Flowers Die and Stencil Set, the Meadow Flowers Die and the Stay Wild Stamp Set.  I cut butterflies using a die fro the Sara Signature Flutterby collection.

I made this card for my Sister, I used the Mailbox Flowers Die and Stencil Set again along with the Wildflower Wreath Die, the 'Happy Birthday' is a Hunkydory Minis die and the 'Sister' is a Creative Crafting World die.

I have used the Mailbox Flowers Die and Stencil Set again, there seems to be a bit of a pattern here!  I used the Marianne CrafTables Happy Birthday die for the sentiment and cut the banner from some corrugated card, the twine is from my stash.

For my final card I used the Wonderful Wildflowers 2D Embossing Folder and the Stay Wild Stamp Set - the die cut butterflies are from the Sara Signature Flutterby collection and I cut the frame using the Topaz Ornate Nesting Dies also from Crafter's Companion.

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