Sunday, 31 October 2021

An umbrella day

Evening all

Sorry not been around commenting on your posts but went out last night and these days it takes me a couple of hours to look anything near human lol.  Went to a spiritualist evening with a friend never attended one before as it’s not really my thing but it was fun not that I had anyone from the other side visit or want to talk to me thank goodness.

Then today we went to Sarah’s to measure up the size of table she wants her dad to make for her kitchen.  I made a card before we went it’s another digi image from Polkadoodles the backing paper is one I made myself using Lindy’s Magicals. I then added a few flowers and sentiments

 Alan is lying next to me in bed snoring his head off whilst I type this gonna poke him in a minute either that or put the pillow over his head lol.   Well that’s it from the Jeatt household if you don’t hear from me it will be because I’m in prison after getting an all male jury but if you do hear from me it’s because I got an all female jury and they understand the trial and tribulations of 47 years of marriage lol.



Saturday, 30 October 2021

A dismal day,

 Morning all

It’s been raining heavily all night and it’s now 07.51 and it’s so dark outside.  I have just heard there have been two accidents on the A38 main road in and out of Plymouth, one going towards Plymouth and then the other coming out and it’s both  the junction we go onto the A38 and the other is just before the junction we need to come off to come home, some poor love has had their day have been ruined just hope it’s not too serious. 

Enough waffle todays card is made from an digi image from Polkadoodles I bought her pre coloured but will probably go back and order the translucent one.  The flower is from the heartfelt creations sunrise lilly stamp and die cut set, paper coloured with CC triblend pens and card from stash. 

Will again pop by your lovely blogs later today
Love Alison

Friday, 29 October 2021

It’s Christmas again

 Evening all

Thought I would do a quick post before getting dinner.  We have finally put the shed/craft area put back together again after having a good sort out, how anyone can collect so much crap I don’t know.

My Christmas tree die that I ordered came today so think I will be getting a lot of use out of that.  We are going to Sarah’s tomorrow she wants her dad to make a table for her kitchen, so I will be taking all the cards I have made for her to take to work and sell, not that I ever see the money she collects lol.

Todays card is a digi image from Polkadoodles the trees is from an embellishment digi image also from polkadoodles which I printed in different sizes and cut around. 

I will be back after dinner to comment on your wonderful projects.

Love Alison x

Thursday, 28 October 2021


Morning all

I am scheduling this post as have an early start swapping freezers over, or at least I will be getting in the way whilst Alan does the lifting and shifting, we also go shopping on a Thursday and it’s a must go day as we are running low on milk.  

Todays card is made from the remainder of a card which a friend cut out a stag and I made a stencil of the cut out area but as I don’t have many inks yet had to use what was to hand, this is what I came up with.

 Will be back later today to comment on all your wonderful creations.  Enjoy your day.

Love Alison x

Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Variation upon a theme

 Hi all

Once again thank you for your lovely comments, they are so appreciated.  It’s been a busy couple of days trying to sort my crafting area into a more manageable space.  I have been crafting at the kitchen table as there was no room for a table in my craft area but Alan has built me a foldaway table so now I can leave my mess if I have not finished a project lol.  We have done one side of the area but the other side will be done tomorrow as we are moving our large fridge freezer out of my little cubby and putting the small under counter freezer in its place and putting shelves above it, gotta keep the old bugger busy and out of mischief lol xx 

Anyway I have another butterfly card for you today this is using a woodware stamp that Rachel stamped up for me on Saturday when I was over at her house playing last Saturday.  

We are having stew for dinner tonight as it’s been raining on and off all day here it’s been cooking in the slow cooker all day and is smelling blooming lovely.

Will catch up with everyone after dinner

Bye for now

Alison xx

Sunday, 24 October 2021

Beautiful butterfly

Afternoon All

I had a wonderful day yesterday left Rachel’s about 1.45pm then went straight to Sarah’s had some lunch then got ready to go pictures, the film was excellent.  We got back to Sarah’s around 8.30 had a quick supper then watched The Martian excellent film don’t know why I have never sat and watched this.

So whilst I was at Rachel’s yesterday she gave a masterclass of colouring images because we all know it’s not my strong point so I just need to practice now.  Rachel stamped this image for me to practice and here is my second attempt

Am shattered now so am resting up as I have a busy week ahead.  Will catch up with your wonderful blogs after my cup of tea. 

Love Alison

Saturday, 23 October 2021

Not a card in sight

 Morning all

I have a very busy day today but a good one.   This morning I am off to play with my crafty friend Rachel will post my makes on Sunday.

Then this afternoon and evening I will be with our youngest daughter Sarah we are going to see Dune at the Vue Cinema in Plymouth and as I will be staying at her place will probably have a late night as we will have a film fest in front of the fire with our feet up but no popcorn as we are both trying to lose weight.

Best of all she has a very deep bath that I can have a long soak in with bubbles lol  we only have a shower at home I do miss a bath but it’s so hard now to get in and out of  lol.


I am showcasing today a cot quilt I made for our great nephew,  I just love this one so easy to make as the sheep are appliquéd on hope you like it

Well am off to Rachel’s catch up with you all later and will post again tomorrow


Friday, 22 October 2021

Wedding Day

 Evening everybody 

Not much to report today it’s been cold and dismal so an ideal time to do some crafting done, I spent most of this morning putting inserts into all my cards that I have made recently and then putting them with envelopes into cello bags oh what fun I hear you say.  

This afternoon I made a wedding card not particularly happy with this one will have to try again with the same image but perhaps a different layout.

I then had to dash to the docs, found a lump in my boob so went to get it checked have been referred to breast clinic,  Anyhow here is the card I made today

I need to chat with my brother family crisis lol. Will comment on your wonderful makes once I have put the family problems back into the box lol

Love Alison x

Thursday, 21 October 2021

Exciting News but it’s not my sshhhh secret

 Afternoon All

Exciting news the housing association my daughter works for has asked me to design new home cards for when new tenants move into one of their properties, so have been trolling the internet trying to find either digi images or clear stamps to buy to create these cards but either I am not putting the correct info in the search engine or there is not a lot of stuff out there, can anyone help guide me to the right place to buy please.

These are what I have managed so far

I wanted to make a simple card with no layers as then it becomes more expensive.  The first three cards are 6x6 cards.

Love this sweet image

This is a LOTV digi image

This one is layered bit a much smaller card think it measures 4x6

Will have my dinner then do some commenting, at the moment Bella is rolling over my feet whilst playing with teddy, it’s not a very clear photo as the little devil was rolling about.

Well oven’s beeping so dinner ready 

See you on the other side.
Alison x

Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Oldie but a Cutie

 Evening everybody

Dinner is in the slow cooker, chicken curry tonight just put the water on for the rice so thought I would come and say a huge thank you to Brenda who helped sort my blog out what a long winded convoluted way of putting a page on it’s not as easy as it used to be that’s for sure.  There must be an easier way.

Todays card is another Christmas card and this image I bought years ago from hobby house and found when having a sort through.  I have no coloured ribbon so ended up using my alcohol pens to colour a white ribbon must go shopping but hate going into town it’s a 30 mile round trip lol.

  Will be back after dinner to do some commenting

Love Alison

Monday, 18 October 2021

Being a bit thick

 Can anyone help please I am trying add a page for recipes next to my home button but when I do it just takes me back to my home page, I have tried googling it but this is just confusing me, I have tried on the laptop but to no avail.   

Well it’s now 23.25 and I have been trying since 18.00 to try and put pages onto my blog it will let me add them but then just keeps sending me back to the home page don’t know what I am doing wrong but giving up ready to throw the damn thing in the bin very frustrated

Alison xx

Sunday, 17 October 2021

I have a secret and made cards

 Afternoon all

I have a secret shhhh and I’m dying to tell but I have to wait just a little longer so watch this space, I am so excited.  

Todays card I found in my box of made cards, not sure why I haven’t shown it, can’t even remember when I actually made it.  

I am just about to make Banana and Choc Chip muffins for tomorrow’s sewing group.  If anyone wants the recipe let me know and I will create a recipe page.

Well that’s it from me today, very short post, will check everyone’s lovely creations later today when I actually sit down for more than 10 mins.

Alison x

Saturday, 16 October 2021

Diamond card

 Afternoon everybody 

I was loving everybody’s star/diamond card and thought I would have a go.  I am pleased with how it turned out.  I used heartfelt creations sunrise lily stamp and die set which I bought many years ago card was from stash that I was given about two years ago

Hope you like it

Will be back later to check out your wonderful blogs. 

 Love Alison

Friday, 15 October 2021

Cardmaking and craft Challenge at Polkadoodles

 Afternoon all

Today I am showcasing an image I bought from Polkadoodles to make Darcy’s Birthday card, although her birthday is not until February.  I also wanted to join in with their Friday Challenge week42 anything goes.

Am having a lazy day today so have only made the one card hope you enjoy.  

I am trying to take better photo’s think I may need a lighter background.  I used silver Miri card, backing paper was a kit years ago from hunkydory, I had the die which I cut from paper stash added a few pearls to my beautiful Winnie Mermaid Mermazing kisses digi download, coloured using crafter companion triblend pens.  I then added some sparkle pens to add a bit of glam.

Am off to enjoy my coffee will catch up with everyone later today

Alison x

Thursday, 14 October 2021

Bored with Christmas Cards

 Afternoon all

Hoe you are well and welcome to my new followers.  I was getting bored with making Christmas cards and decided to play with a stencil I bought at the Exeter Show in September, I have hardly ever used stencils so this is a learning curve for me, but I love dandelions it reminds me of my eldest daughter who right into her 30’s believed that the seeds from dandelions were fairies lol.  For those that followed me years ago know that my daughter Pauline stopped speaking to me in 2003 when she got married although she did tolerate me at family gatherings, things came to a head about two years ago and now she has cut me out of her life altogether but life goes on.

So here is my card 

I used Tim Holtz distress inks paper and card from stash.  I am off to cook dinner just now am making homemade beef burgers and sweet potato chips made in the actifry with homemade onion rings, corn on the cob with a garlic dip.

Love Alison

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Another Bag and Christmas Card

 Hi All 

As promised another card today, it’s been a funny old morning been a bit busy making another bag, this one is for me to put some of my sewing bits and bobs as I am running out of storage.  

The card I have made is another woodware stamp bought in Exeter in September, I do love these stamps they stamp really well coloured these in with crafters companion triblend pens added a couple of snowflakes and gems to make the card pop.  Hope you like it.  

Alison x

Fire surround

 Morning all

Well the fire surround is finished, I have such a clever hubby even if I do spend most of my time thinking of ways to murder him without getting caught lol ( I do love him really).  So here is a picture 

Not too bad a job and of course my paintwork is a dream ha ha.

Sarah came over for a birthday tea made her a veggie chilli and we had a meat one, she loved her sewing tote bag and is showing it on her Facebook page so will probably end up making more for her friends. 

I will post later again today with another card so that’s it for now catch you later.   

Alison x

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Not a straight line in sight

 Afternoon everyone

Hope you are all keeping well.   Thank you for all your wonderful comments on my quilt and other bits and bobs. 

I have made another Christmas card today and could not cut a straight line to save my life, the amount of paper wasted could not say.

The image is a stamp from Woodware which I bought at Westpoint, Exeter in September, so here is my wonky card lol

I am in the middle of painting the frame for the calor gas fire that Alan has built its had three coats of paint so far, hopefully that is enough, looking for screws now to fit the top and base on.  Will post picture when complete.

Alison x

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Sunday, 10 October 2021

Another quilt

 Morning all 

Today I am highlighting a quilt which took 2 years in the making it’s a kingsize quilt for my bed

I am in the process of making Sarah a quilt for her bed it’s an Irish Chain pattern and am having to do it in sections as it’s huge.   I will post again later with the cards I started making yesterday.

Bye for now


Saturday, 9 October 2021

No Layers

 Well another card today go me lol.   I would like to enter this card into the Following challenge blog

This little cutie comes from Pink Gems which I bought years ago and as I love owls thought I would use it for this challenge.   

Alan and I have had a busy day today, went to buy wood as we are building a fire surround to house our calor gas fire as the only heating we have is storage heaters and by 4 o’clock in the afternoon the heat has left them, so we bought a calor gas fire but it’s an eyesore so decided to sort it out, we only have electric in the village so this is the best way we have of keeping warm.  Will post pictures when finished.   

Am finishing off now

Catch you all again soon



Christmas Cards

 I bet by the time we get to Christmas will be sick of the sight of Christmas Cards (nah not really lol).  I love Christmas.  Have a couple of cards to show you today  the first one I made a couple of years ago and found it half finished in my stack of cards.  The rest I made over the last few days but finished them yesterday afternoon.

Well that’s it for now have to rush this morning as we have to be out the door by 10ish but will be back to show you more Christmas cards tomorrow

Alison x

Friday, 8 October 2021

Hungover Hannah

 Evening all

Made a card for our youngest daughter Sarah’s friend Carole Anne who is visiting us here in Devon from London.  It’s her birthday tomorrow so I quickly made a card for her using Dr Digi’s Hungover Hannah image and coloured using Crafters Companion Triblend pen.   My colouring leaves a lot to be desired but as they say practice makes perfect (although maybe not in my case lol).   Papers are from my stash.

So here is my masterpiece lol

I have also been making some Christmas cards and will post them when I have finished them off.

Bye for now Alison x

Thursday, 7 October 2021

Not a card

 Evening all

Well it’s not a card but a reading cushion with book and bookmark. These are  the start of my Christmas Presents for the Great Grandchildren 

Love this pirate he is one of my favourite embroidery images and would like to enter it into the as you like it challenge blog

This little cutie always makes me smile and would like to enter this into the wildlife challenge at River of Creativity challenge blog

I love making things for the children

Would like to enter this in the following challenges

As you like it

Well that’s it for today. Alison

Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Craft Tote Bag

 Afternoon all, 

I have had a productive day, made Sarah’s tote for her birthday added lots of bits to it.  I hope she likes it.

I also made a Christmas card this is made from a crafters Companion die.  My crafty friend Rachel gave me loads of dies a couple of weeks ago and I love this one and can see many variations of this card being made.

You can see my head in shadow an the Miri card 

Thanks to everyone who visits my blog really appreciate all your comments

Alison x

Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Sarah’s Card

 Afternoon All, 

Just sitting down with a cup of coffee and a low calorie biscuit because I am dieting.  I am in the process of making Sarah’s tote but thought I would show her birthday card, as she doesn’t log in on my blog I used a Dr Digi digital stamp that I bought many moons ago Sarah is going to murder me when she see’s it lol.

I used an 8x8 card stock and papers from stock.  Coloured her in with crafters companion triblend pens hope you like her.    Not sure if I need to add anything or leave it like it is what do you reckon my wonderful crafty pals

I am entering this card in the following challenges     (Through the craft room door)

I am also in the middle of a couple of Christmas cards but need to finish them off first.

Well that’s it for me today will check and comment on your posts later.   Alison x

Monday, 4 October 2021

 Evening everybody

Not posted for a couple of days, I run a craft group every Monday afternoon so have been preparing for that.  

I am in the process of making our youngest daughter Sarah a craft tote so have made and covered a notebook for her, bought some fat quarters, tape measure pins, etc etc to put into the tote.  I have also been making a couple of cards but can’t post them just yet as I need to put finishing touches to them.

I have made a card for a friend who is horsey mad and when I saw this image she immediately came to mind

As some of you know I love sewing and I recently finished a quilt for our great granddaughter Darcy’s bed 
Here is a photo of it

I also thought I would show you a picture of the boss she is 11 years old and certainly rules the roost.  

I will try and finish the two cards I started today and post tomorrow but I also must do some sewing and at least finish one of the many projects I have on the go at the moment.

Catch up again soon.  Alison x

Friday, 1 October 2021

 Afternoon everybody

It’s Alan’s birthday today and our youngest daughter Sarah is coming over after work for dinner and then they (Alan and Sarah) are going go-carting as a surprise present for him.  I am staying home and catching up with some sewing as Sarah’s birthday is on the 12 October and I am making her gift this year, will show pictures when finished.

As for cards well I have a couple to show you. 

This card is commissioned and they wanted to incorporate things that he was interested in through his life 

thought I would start on Christmas Cards 


I have had this stamp for ages but never used it so decided to play

 Well best go and start dinner both Sarah and I are dieting so something low in calories me thinks

Bye for now will do another post when I have made some more cards