Friday, 31 January 2014

Watercolour Trees

I have a card to show you that I made a while ago. It was a technique I learnt at a local craft club. Take a look at the card I will tell all!


I used some of the Naturals Ivory card to stamp on as it was the closest to watercolour paper I could find at the time. It's quite porous which is perfect for this technique. My stamp was inked with markers and then spritzed with water and then stamped. It gives a lovely blurred look to the image which worked very well with the tree from Serene Silhouettes and what's so great about this technique is that you get a totally different image every time you do it. The image in the middle was just stamped normally but still using the marker pens.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Serene Silhouettes, Loving Thoughts
Ink: Early Espresso, Always Artichoke
Card Stock: Early Espresso, Naturals Ivory, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Scallop Trim Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Dimentionals
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar along with the NEW SPRING/SUMMER MINI. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

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Thursday, 30 January 2014

It's Time For The Double!

It's a five week month and that means that it is 'Double' time at CAS - Colours & Sketches. That means that we have both a colour and a sketch for you to follow - take a look


And here is my card


The Kind & Cozy stamp set combines so well with the Gingham Wheel don't you think? I was pleasantly surprised that this card turned out better than I hoped it would - although I may have to add some gems to the flowers to add a bit of sparkle!

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Kind & Cozy, Gingham Wheel
Ink: Rich Razzelberry, Blushing Bride, Soft Sky
Card Stock: Whisper White
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar along with the NEW SPRING/SUMMER MINI. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget that if your orders total £45 or more you can choose FREE SALE-A-BRATION goodies - email me for more details
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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

A Bit Of John Lennon

I'm a bit behind with my posting at the moment but there's still time to take part in the challenge over in The Male Room. The theme is MUSIC and you have a week left to play.
My card was inspired by the John Lennon song 'Imagine' - take a look


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: The Open Sea, Loving Thoughts
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay
Card Stock: Naturals Ivory, Real Red
Accessories: Circle Punch, Modern Label Punch, 2 Step Owl Punch, Dimensionals
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar along with the NEW SPRING/SUMMER MINI. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget that if your orders total £45 or more you can choose FREE SALE-A-BRATION goodies - email me for more details
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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

My LIM Lobster

It's sketch time this week at Less is More. The layout of the sketch has to remain the way it is drawn but the shape can change


Here is my card


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: By the Tide, Happy Day
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, Soft Sky
Card Stock: Very Vanilla,
Accessories: Dimensionals
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar along with the NEW SPRING/SUMMER MINI. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget that if your orders total £45 or more you can choose FREE SALE-A-BRATION goodies - email me for more details
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New Products

Not satisfied with the NEW Spring/Summer Mini - you want more? Well you've got more - take a look at this


There a some lovely new textured embossing folders in the new catalogue too - why not click HERE to view the flyer


To place an order for this please email me on 
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Don't forget to make your order up to £45 to qualify for FREE SALE-A-BRATION goodies.

Spring/Summer Mini Madness!


The new Spring/Summer Mini catalogue has arrived. There are tons of new and exciting products and if you order £45 or more of products from this or the main catalogue you can earn FREE SALE-A-BRATION stampsets and products.
Take a look at the catalogue on line by clicking the link in my side bar or email me for a copy
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Don't forget too - if you want to become a Stampin' Up Demonstrator now is the time. 
Your starter pack only costs you £99
During SAB you get to choose items up to the value of
£150
Email me now for details.

SALE-A-BRATION!

Yes that's right folks Stampin' Up's annual Sale-a-bration event started today. There is a link to the leaflet in my side bar, in it are all the gorgeous FREE goodies that could be winging their way to you. Take a look at the deals


Can you believe it - pay just £99 to join my team and you can choose products up the value of £150!! That has to worth a go surely?
Please do e-mail to place an order or for more details on joining my team of Deeziners
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Monday, 27 January 2014

Catch-Up 52CCT Card

This card is my DT card for ths week's challenge over on 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown  - here's the theme


And here is my card


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps; Joyful Christmas
Ink: Versamark, Real Red, Garden Green, Crushed Curry
Card Stock: Naturals White, Real Red,Gold Foil Sheet
Accessories: Gold EP, Scallop Edge Punch, Big Shot, Embossing Folder (NOT Stampin' Up)
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -


Catch-Up CC&S Card

The challenge over on CAS - Colours & Sketches is still going on - here is the card I should have posted here Thursday!


Here's the sketch I used designed by the lovely Karen


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Flower Shop, Petite Petals (NEW), Loving Thoughts
Ink: Strawberry Slush
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Strawberry Slush, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch, 2 Step Bird Punch, Basic Pearls
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -




Eastern Promise

Good morning everyone - I've been away awhile I know but I have been unable to craft for a few days. I burnt my wrist last weekend and it has been quite painful to say the least. I have had a large dressing on it 'till now and just laying it down on the desk to type on my laptop has been difficult. Anyway enough of my whinging - here is this week's new challenge at Make My Monday - EASTERN PROMISE.
Now I didn't quite as Far East as my teamies - I stopped at Morocco, take a look


Mosaic Madness with the matching embossing folder and punch is perfect for this don't you think? I love the colours too - I did Google a bit and these were the closest  Stampin' Up shades I found to use. This is a lovely challenge from Suzie and I can't wait to see what you all do with it!

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Mosaic Madness
Ink: Midnight Muse, Garden Green, Crushed Curry
Card Stock: Whisper White, Garden Green
Accessories: Big Shot, Mosaic EF, Mosaic Punch, Dimensionals
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Crumb Cake and Kraft

I am a little late getting this post up as I had a bit of an accident over the weekend - I burnt my wrist. It's been very sore and I have it bandaged up - good thing is I can't get the bandage wet so no washing up woohoo!
So - Make My Monday are this week looking for cards made with KRAFT card and here is my contribution to the dt line up


I am giving you a sneaky peek at some new stash coming your way soon - some gorgeous new DSP. It's coming in the new Spring/Summer Mini and you don't have that long to wait so stay tuned!

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Papaya Collage, Loving Thoughts
Ink: Crumb Cake
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Paper: Retro Fresh DSP
Accessories: Punches: Scallop Trim, Decorative Label, Modern Label, Blossom, Dimensionals
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -


Saturday, 18 January 2014

A Recipe for a Christmas Card

It's time for another Christmas Card challenge over at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - take a look


And here is my card


A very CAS card today, scored, stamped, sponged and embellished - all with the one colour!

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Come to Bethlehem
Ink: Basic Black, Versamark
Card Stock: Whisper White
Accessories: Clear EP, Black Ribbon, Basic Rhinestone
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

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Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -



Thursday, 16 January 2014

Colours at CC&S

It's time for another challenge over on CAS - Colours & Sketches. This week we have colours for you - take a look


And here is my card


This was so close to being a one layer card however I added some sparkle at the last minute to brighten it up a little.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Sweets for the Sweet, Oh Goodie
Ink: Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant
Card Stock: Whisper White, Silver Glitter Paper
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

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Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -



Tuesday, 14 January 2014

By The Tide

Today's card uses the lovely By the Tide stamp set - It's been hanging around on my computer for ages now waiting for an opportunity to make an appearance ad today's the day!


The seaweed and script were stamped before the card stock was cut and then the lobster, shell and fish were added with dimensionals. I also used a bit of white bakers twine under the lobster. I CASEd this card from one I saw on Pinterest made I think by Lavinia Dow - it's not a direct copy but very similar.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: By the Tide
Ink: Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Island Indigo
Card Stock: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Island Indigo
Accessories: Dimensionals, Bakers Twine
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

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Monday, 13 January 2014

Wetland Birds

It's a new challenge at Make My Monday and this week Rosie has chosen BIRDS for our theme. I had to get up at 7am this morning to make this card - I hate getting up early so I do hope you like my card - please take a look


My background was created directly onto the card base - I masked off the middle so I could sponge my scene and then masked that while I stamped my feathers above and below.
My main panel was also sponged and the bird was cut out separately and attached with dimensions before being carefully lined up with the background (actually that happened by accident and I didn't notice it 'till I just looked at my photo!!)

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Wetlands, Fine Feathers, Simply Sketched
Ink: Soft Sky, Midnight Muse, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso
Card Stock: Whisper White, Midnight Muse
Accessories: Scallop Trim Punch, Dimensionals
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -


Saturday, 11 January 2014

52CCT Colour Challenge

We have some lovely colours for you this week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - take a look


I chose 3 and I chose the yellow, turquoise and the pale blue - have a look at what I created


The little ornament is popped up on dimensionals with a rhinestone gem added to give a bit of sparkle.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Notable Alphabet, Hello Lovely, Mosaic Madness
Ink: Pool Party, Coastal Cabana
Card Stock: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Big Shot, Alphabet Bigz, Dimensionals, Mosaic Punch
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

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Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -

Friday, 10 January 2014

Triple Time Stamping at Technique Time Tuesday

The title says it all really! This is a favourite technique of mine as it's so easy but gives a great effect. There is also a fab tutorials from Mynnette over on Technique Time Tuesday so do pop over and take a look.
My card uses quite a mish mash of stamp sets - take a look


And a close up


I love the sparkle from the glitter paper.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Morning Meadow, Flower Shop, Mixed Bunch, Loving Thoughts
Ink: Soft Sky, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride
Card Stock: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Glitter Paper
Accessories: Ribbon, 2 Step Bird Punch, Modern Label Punch, Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Have a great weekend folks - see you soon xx


Thursday, 9 January 2014

Sketch Time

We have a very interesting sketch this week at CAS - Colours & Sketches. It's been designed for us by Karen and I can't wait to see what you make of it


Here is my card and a couple of close ups




Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Flowering Flourishes, One in a Million
Ink: Versamark, Baked Brown Sugar
Card Stock:  Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Gold EP, Heat Gun
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

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Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Bugs in The Male Room

It's the first challenge of the year in The Male Room and this week we are making the men in our lives feel better by sending them a Get Well Card - take a look at mine


A couple of close ups



Materials - all Stampin' Up
Stamps: Bug Me, Notable Alphabet, Tag It
Ink: Various Stampin' Write Markers
Card Stock: Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories: Dimentionals
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -

I will be entering this card into the challenge over on Addicted to Stamps and More where this week the theme is 'Mark Your Mark'


Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Too Kind

I made a card today from a stamp set that I really haven't used enough - Too Kind. It's a two step stamping set too - they are my favourites. Take a look at my card


I stamped the flower stalks directly onto my card stock and then stamped the flower heads separately. I then cut them out and attached them using Dimensionals. A few butterflies and a sentiment were added to complete the card.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Too Kind, Papillon Potpourri
Ink: Calypso Coral, Gumball Green, Coastal Cabana
Card Stock: Whisper White
Accessories: Dimensionals, Bitty Butterfly Punch
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

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Monday, 6 January 2014

Embossing for Make My Monday

Over at Make My Monday Laura is our first Hostess of the year and she has chosen EMBOSSING for our challenge this week. I've used loads on my card - dry embossing with a folder through the Big Shot and some gold and clear embossing using my heat gun. I also went outside of my comfort zone a little for this one and I'm still not sure whether I like it or not - the idea worked anyway - take a look



I managed to make the ink look wet by using some clear embossing powder I used a Versamark pen and repeated the process about 3 times to achieve the look I was aiming for


Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: World Map, The Open Sea, Fine Feathers, Loving Thoughts
Ink: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black, Early Espresso, Versamark
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Gold and Clear Embossing Powder, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Heat Gun
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -

Thanks to the heads up from my friend Kylie - I am going to enter this card into the challenge over on STAMPlorations where the theme is 'Stamps and Feathers'




Sunday, 5 January 2014

Another Forgotten Card

Here is another one of the cards I found when I was cleaning up my computer folders. It's one of a few I made at a papercraft club I attend. The technique was called Brushless Watercolour and was achieved by colouring a stamp with markers, spritzing it with water and then stamping onto paper. For my card I used the Serene Silhouettes - take a look



The colours used are Gumball Green and Crushed Curry. I also added a little gold heat embossing too and I really wish I could remember the DSP I used but I'm sorry I can't be bothered to go into my study and find my catty to look it up - it's very very cold in there!
Thanks for popping over to take a look at my blog today, I'm ashamed to say I have a few more 'forgotten' cards waiting to be blogged so please do come back to see them! Bye for now




Saturday, 4 January 2014

Winter Blues at Less is More

I cleared a small space in my craft room this morning and then filled it again making this card for this week's challenge over at Less is More. It's a one layer card using blues - take a look


I scored the card before masking off the top and the bottom, I then used sponges to add the blue ink. A darker blue was used to stamp the reeds and the birds and then the sentiment.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Wetlands, Loving Thoughts
Ink: Soft Sky, Midnight Muse
Card Stock: Naturals White
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

It's very wet upon the hill today and we are an island again - our lane is blocked both ends! I'm staying in to craft some more - enjoy the rest of the weekend xx

First Challenge Post of the Year!

Good morning and welcome to a brand new challenge over at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - we have brand new challenges, a brand new blog look and brand new DT members - how exciting!
And here is the first sketch challenge designed for us by Mynette


And here is my card


There are one or two sneaky peeks at some new products here - can you spot them? I will be telling you more about these towards the end of the month so you must be patient!
There are exciting things coming our way soon from Stampin' Up - don't want to miss out? Drop me an email (deezinesart@gmail.com) and leave me your address and then as soon as they are ready I will be able to pop in the post to you the new Sale-a-bration leaflet and the new Spring/Summer mini.

Materials - Stampin' Up
Stamps: Hello Lovely, Petite Pairs
Ink: Real Red, Wild Wasabi
Card Stock: Naturals White, Very Vanilla, Real Red
(To order any of the above current items or items from the Annual Catalogue please e-mail me on deezinesart@gmail.com - a catalogue pdf can be found in the side bar. Items can be delivered direct to you - just £4.95 p+p any size order. Also see the special offers above in the top tabs - thanks).

You can also shop now directly from my Stampin' Up website - click HERE to take a look.

Please don't forget to pop over and see what the other DT ladies have to show you and I hope to be visiting your blogs soon to see what you have created -


Friday, 3 January 2014

DT Call in The Male Room

How would you like to join me and my team in The Male Room this year? It's a challenge blog strictly for male cards only and we are looking to add new members to the team.
Interested?? Please pop over to the blog and take part - HERE.

Forgotten Cards

I was cleaning up some of the folders on my computer today and I have found some cards that were photographed but not blogged. They were some I made at a card workshop last year - take a look




I love the monochrome tones of these cards expertly designed by Jane Goldman using the Happy Day stamp set. The subtle embossing and the cream lace ribbon also gives a lovely tactile feel to the cards and the vintage brads provide a great focal point.
Hope you like them too - see you soon

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all my followers and visitors. As many of you know it has been a difficult year starting with the death of my my Grandpa, ending with my dad's intense cancer treatment and various emergencies with my husband I between.
There have been many fun and happy times too and I spent Christmas with family and friends and no hospital visits!!!
2013 did leave with a sting it's tail however as my husband is being made redundant in the new year, still 2014 will be much better I'm sure especially as I have all you lovely bloggers out there leaving me all your fab comments.
I shall sign off tonight with a photo I took of my kitty cat under the tree - he's been so good this year with not a bauble out of place!!


He looked at me with those big yellow eyes as if to say 'I didn't knock anything off mummy - honest'!!