Wednesday, 30 January 2013

For Him ....

Today card I am entering into the following challenges

Lili's little fairies - Anything goes
Allsorts - Masculine 

Materials used.

Image - LOTV
Washi tape - Hobbycraft
Card stock - Papermania
Sentiment, papers and brads from crafty stash.

One last thing I have to share with you today because it is making me feel so good is this.......

We have blue sky today - Yippee.

Hope you are all getting a bit of sun today.

Thank you for popping along to my blog.

Love Em x

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Because Your Wonderful.

Today's card is for the following challenges:

Lili's Little Fairies - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Cute as a button
Papertake Weekly - Tie up your loose ends

Materials Used:

Sentiment and image - LOTV
Card stock - Papermania
Paper - LOTV Promises
Doily - Dovecraft Tea Party
Sizzix die Oval w/ornate Edges
Brads and ribbon from crafty stash
Image stamped with momento ink and coloured with Pro Markers.

Thank you for popping by my blog today.  It's a very wet day here so I am working on listing items back in Etsy store which you can find here

Love Em x

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Spring Bunny

Todays card is for the following 2 challenges:

Forever Friends Fortnightly Challenge - Favourite embellishments (has to be flowers)
Allsorts - Flower power

I am really struggling to get any good light for photographs today.

Materials Used:

Image - LOTV - Spring Bunny with Daffodils
Plain cardstock - Do Crafts Papermania Capsule
Backing Papers - Floral - Forever Friends Spring Time, Green - Spring Drop First Editions.
Image stamped with Memento and coloured with ProMarkers.
Sentiment - LOTV
Ribbon - Sew Sweet
Punch - Floral Punch
Flowers from crafty stash.

I love daffodils such a cheerful flower.

Thank you for popping along to my blog.

Wrap up warm.
Hugs Em x

Wednesday, 16 January 2013


I can't believe it is Wednesday already! Time to join Julia over at WOYWW

Well on my work desk today....
Some stamps cleaned and dried ready to put away.
My stamped sheet that I coloured in last night ready to be created into some cards.

So that's what I will be up to today, along with decorating the little ones room (finally).  Hubby's up there now stripping....... the wallpaper  ;)  lol!

I'll catch up on all of your beautiful work spaces later tonight.

Thank you for popping by my blog today.  Also a huge welcome to some new followers.

Love  Em x

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Summer days......

I am entering today's card into the following challenges:

Lili's Little Fairies  - Use 2 backing papers
Crafty Catz - Buttons & Bows
Allsorts - Dies & Punches
Anything Goes Challenge - Buttons & Bows
CLP Challenge - Sketch No 54

Materials Used:
Plain card stock - Papermania Capsule
Background papers - LOTV & NitWit pad Bonnets & Bowties
Image - Summer days by LOTV
Stamped with Memento ink and coloured with ProMarkers
Sizzix die - Frame, Square with ornate edges
Sentiment - LOTV
Punches from Papermania, X cut & Floral Punch
Buttons - Sew Sweet
Glitter - Ice Stickles Crystal Ice
Brads and Ribbon from crafty stash.

Thank you for popping along to my blog.

Em x

Wednesday, 2 January 2013


A huge tidy up is on the cards today.  So I thought I would share with you on WOYWW the gorgeous gifts my Hubby spoilt me with this Christmas, I am in the process of finding new homes so it is all scattered over the place.

A huge range of new dies for my Sizzix.

We got ourselves a new imac before Christmas (and it scares the life out of me lol!)
Hubby treated me to this drawing tablet.  Anyone that has it some advice would be hugely appreciated.

I have wished for a Filofax for years and I now have this beautiful one to drool over now a Raspberry Finsbury and a gorgeous Cath Kidston fountain pen.

Along with the perfume, chocs, Downton Abbey series 3, jumper, scarf, silver bracelet - I told you I was very spoilt =)

I'll be popping along to see all of your gorgeous work desks later this evening once I have finished tidying and caught up with work.

Love Em x

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

I have lots of plans for 2013, both on a personal and professional level.

2012 was a fantastic year for our business Patches UK, and it's amazing to see it grow.
2013 I wish to develop my craft/creative side more, so we are juggling things to allow this to happen.

In 2012 I lost 3 stone, I wish to continue in the right direction in 2013 and after over eating at Christmas I'm for once looking forward to going back on the diet.

We have lived in our home for 5 years this May, and there is continuously something to do, or nothing quite finished so 2013 will be the year, instead of wishing to move house I'm going to finish the one I'm in!

Most importantly for 2013 there is going to be more family time and home cooking/baking.  Running your own business involves a lot of hours in the office, I want to take more time out for family.  
My little girl is growing up so fast.  
I'm looking forward to the summer coming and having bbq's & outings as well as more snuggles on the sofa watching films, crafting and baking together on those wet days (that we have plenty of).

I am going to be more myself, get more organised & instead of pleasing others I'm going to do what I feel is right and what makes me happy.

Family, Love, Fun and Laughter.

What you can expect from this blog in 2013 (actually makes me feel quite excited):

Cards, Paper crafts, Printing, Jewellery (a new craft for me I am dying to try), personalised printed gifts as well as handmade gifts, I'm hoping to get into my painting (it's been too many years) & working with fimo again (yet again something else that is too many years ago)
Loads more yummy bakes and cakes and a little waffle in between.

Wishing you all a Very Happy New Year.

I would love to hear what plans you have for 2013.

Love Em x