Hello, is there anybody there?

Hi..... it's me. Rebecca, how are you been? Is there anyone still reading my blog???

Gosh it's been a long time since I've blogged about anything, so I suppose I better do a quick catch up incase anyone is interested.

Back in the summer of 2015 my husband and I went through IVF, not something I would wish on anyone. Looking back it was horrendous, and whist it was successful initially or journey ended with miscarriage. I was in a very dark place that summer, coming to terms with the idea of not being a mum. We had a frozen embryo left at the clinic but after what happened I wasn't optimistic or for that matter even sure if we could go through it all again.

Fast forward to spring of 2016, we had just embarked on a massive project of building our own house! EEEEEeeeeekkkkk...... and then found out i was pregnant, surprise!!!!! Double eeeeeeekkkkkkk.

I'd love to say the pregnancy and birth was a dream but it wasn't, I had quite a few complications and hospital stays and then Thomas arrived 6 weeks early via emergency cesarian weighing only 3lb7oz.

The first few months were hard, really hard, he was so tiny and had problems with reflux amongst other things. BUT here we are just coming round to him being (nearly) 8 months old. He's grown fantastically well and spends his days chattering away to us, attempting to crawl backwards and smiling......oh and we are just about ready to move in to that new house too!

So, a busy couple of years has really meant crafting has been the last thing I've had the time or inclination to do, however looking into the future I think I might want to slowly get back on the horse. I'm going to have a crafty area in the new house and I'm hoping to squeeze in the odd card making session when Tom is napping....... maybe even post few pictures again!

I do hope there is someone left reading my old blogaroo..... and to finish. A couple of pictures of Tom....of course.





Rebecca x

CASual Friday- Precious Metal

Morning- Happy Friday! I know it's been a while, but I'm back with some inspiration for the new CASual Friday Challenge where our theme is Precious Metals



For my card I took a piece of white card and cut a star aperture using the largest Star Fri-die. Next, I cut the Merry Christmas sentiment out using the Noel Fri-die set. I embossed the white card panel using a chevron embossing folder.


Then I cut the next size of star from a piece of silver mirror card and fixed this in the middle of the aperture with 3D foam. I also placed foam behind the die-cut sentiment and the inlayed a silver die-cut version of the sentiment.


 I do hope you get to play along this month, thanks for stopping by, 

Rebecca x

Super simple Halloween Treat Bag

Evening- 2 posts in one week, I am doing well. Tonight I though I'd share a quick little halloween gift bag I've made.


I very simply cut a tag rom Doodlebug paper using the Papersmooches stitched tag die. Then I cut a little bat using a now retired Clearly Besotted coordinating halloween die. Next I added some googly eyes- so cute. Finally I used a MFT die to cut a little banner to stamp the sentiment on.


To put everything together I attached a piece of ribbon and bit of black twine to the tag and used an orange staple to hold the little paper bag closed. The bag is actually from Docrafts, it had a chalkboard style sticky label on it which I peeled off and inside is a little halloween chocolate figure. 

Now all I need to do is make 11 more so all the members of my department cn have one one the last day of the half term!

Thanks for stopping by, 


Rebecca x

Challenge Inspiration:

Paper Players- Halloween 
SSS Monay challenge- Autumn
Addicted to stamps and more- photo inspiration

Genius!

Evening, flying in with a quick card for Less is More (Jewel colours) and CASology (Science- but i missed the deadline). I've used the Scientifically Speaking stamp set and matching dies from Clearly Besotted Stamps. 



As you can see I've added loads of glitter to the "chemicals' in the flasks- if only Science REALLY was this sparkly!

Thanks for stopping by today, 

Rebecca x

CASual Friday Challenge- Tic Tac Toe

Morning, happy October and welcome to our CASual Fridays Challenge theme for the month and it's Tic Tac Toe (or noughts and crosses if your from the UK).


I've picked stiching, spritzing and embossing. I've used faux sticking to attach the hanging spider, the purple ink is obviously the spritzing and the little spiders have been heat embossed with black embossing powder. 


I've used the CASual Friday's Spooky stamp set- isn't it fun!

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you get time to play along with us this month!

Rebecca x

Happy!

Hello, I hope you're having a nice Sunday. Yet again I've been struggling with trying to find time and enthusiasm to craft but I'm here with a little card for the latest Less is More challenge where the ladies have asked us to include 'something shiny".


I've stuck a piece of patterned paper to my card base and then used Flitter glue to add gold foil to my sentiment along with a good sprinkling of sequins.


Thanks for stopping by today, 

Rebecca x

Merry Christmas

Hello, happy Saturday! I've been very creative this morning and made quite a few inky bits and pieces but only one finished card which is for today's Less Is More Challenge where the theme is "green and gold".  It also fits with the challenge of "Holly" at Happy Little Stampers and also at "Merry Monday Challenge"- thanks Sarah!

I think I'm feeling so freshly inspired after a lovely time with Sarah, Jen and Lizzy- we had a North West craft meet up at Bents Garden Centre near Warrington and had such a nice time- we just chatted for hours! Anyway, I've used my newly rediscovered enthusiasm to ink up and new stamp I purchased from the Inkylicious star at the Sincerely Yours papercraft show last weekend. It's called "Merry Christmas"!!


I simply inked it with a gold Brilliance ink pad and added some green ink to the holly leaves. Then I put gold embossing powder on the gold ink and heat embossed it. Finally, I attached the panel to a cream card base!

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you have a lovely weekend. 

Rebecca x