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I am a stay at home mum who lives in the US but is originally from the UK. I have a devoted hubby who is my rock, 2 gorgeous kids and a new puppy who is my shadow! I have been card making for many years and now I have a dedicated craft room plan to continue for many more!

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

National Pumpkin Day

Did you know that today is National Pumpkin Day?
Living in quite a rural area this time of year means that all the farmers sell their wares and no matter which way we drive around here we come across pumpkins, squash, apples and other produce for sale on the side of the roads.

To celebrate the day I have a great make to share with you today just for the occasion. Riley and Company have some great Fall images and sentiments and I couldn't resist making something a bit
different with some of them :

Isn't he just the cutest - standing there in his witches hat and hugging a large Jack-o-Lantern.
I colored him with my Copic Markers and fussy cut him. He was then glued onto a strip of acetate so he would stand up. 
The sentiment is also a Riley and Company one from their Funny Bones collection. I stamped this as 2 separate sections, matted them onto green card leaving a tab at the bottom so they would again stand up on my pumpkin base.

I made the pumpkin using strips of orange card I stacked them on top of each other then fastened one end with brads. These were then fanned out and I gathered the other end together to get the round shape. I then glued die cut flourishes to the top and fixed it to some brown card as a base.
I had to make this extra special and although I didn't add any embellishments I did add something more.......

Yes I placed a battery operated tealight in the center of the pumpkin. so it glows!!! 

Thank you for stopping by if you like what you see please leave some love. 

For more inspiration check out the Riley and Company Blog. Or for more news about what the Moose and his pals are up to head on over to the company Facebook page 

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Happy Forever Day

Yesterday was a special day for a little girl who is very close to our hearts. 
Let me tell you why.
I have a very close friend who lives 2 doors away from me and, if we could, I think our houses would be connected. We originally met through James's school, she was his science teacher. Then last year she told us that she would be moving into our neighborhood. Moving was a very fraught time for her and through this we became close and now are like sisters. 

Yesterday we celebrated one of the reason's she is so special it was her youngest daughter's forever day - the day she legally became Jane's adopted daughter. Both her girls are adopted but couldn't ask for a better mom.

To mark the occasion we went for dinner and Renee got to choose what we were eating. Mac and cheese with hot dogs was yummy!

Of course I couldn't let the occasion pass with out making her a card:

I chose Blue Star angel digital stamp from Karen Middleton, Using copic markers I colored her to look like Renee - after all she is an angel sent to shower love and happiness.
 I then matted the image onto pink card. I used Nit whit design papers along with the same pink card to mat and layer my card base. 
The flowers were diecut and I typed and printed the sentiment using my PC.
I added some bright pink pearls to the center of the flowers and in one corner just to balance the design.
I added a verse inside the card which reads:
Adoption is where
A child grows in
Her Mommy's heart 
instead of her tummy

Dinner was delicious and was finished off with some pink and purple princess cupcakes. 
Thank you Jane and Renee for letting us celebrate your special day with you!

  Products used:
  pearls from my stash

Thank you for stopping by and if you like what you see please leave me some love in the comments

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Monday, October 24, 2016

My favorite color is October

Good afternoon!! Well after some hiccups I can finally get on blogger!!! 

October is bringing some stunning colors and because the sun is still shining the trees appear to glow! I love this time of year in Michigan great time to be out with my fur babies.

Craftin Desert Divas Monthly mood board social media challenge this month is all about the gorgeous colors October brings and my inspiration card is using 2 of their cute Fall images
Pumpkin Pal Girl and Scattering Fall Boy

Aren't they just the sweetest little couple!

I colored them with Copic Markers and matted them onto a Roasted Pepper Colored Core'dinations card. 
I then took an 8x8 inch piece of white card and made a double twisted easel. I matted this with the same Core'dinations card and a leaf patterned digital paper.

After mounting my images to the easel parts of the card I used die cut leaves as stoppers for the easels. I then added a typed sentiment and more leaves. Simple card but oh so adorable!

Thanks for stopping by, Craftin Desert Divas are having a challenge over on their Face book Gallery page and you have just 2 days left to enter so go check out the monthly competition pinned to the top of the Facebook Group and get entering!

As well as the Facebook group we also have a blogInstagram page and Pinterest page for more inspiration.

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