Monday, 29 November 2021

Another Glitterart Card

 Morning all

Hope you are all keeping warm and well.  I have a fairly busy day today as it’s my sewing group in the village hall this afternoon so need to load the car up with ironing board and iron plus my project and sewing machine.  Also not forget the tea/coffee and homemade custard tarts.

I made another card creating a scene with two stencils and glitter paste yesterday so here it is now it’s dried

Well will be back later to check out your lovely makes

Alison x

Sunday, 28 November 2021

All working again

 Hi All

Thank goodness our electric and internet is all up and running again you don’t realise how much you need the internet until it’s not working.  Todays card is very simple using acetate and a snowflake die, as there was no electric to print anything lol.

Will be by later to see all your wonderful creations

Love Alison x

Saturday, 27 November 2021

Power cuts

 Hi all

It’s cold and windy here today, we had lots of power cuts through the night and then around 5.30am this morning power went off all together, we decided to buy a camping stove as we are all electric here, so no heating, no cooking and oh no, no kettle.  So off we went then had to turn around as a tree was down blocking the main way out of the village, then went past the cricket club only to have to turn around again as another tree down, so ended up going across the moors.

The electric came on around 3.30 this afternoon but we have no internet so I am unable to comment as I need the main computer am using my data on my tablet via the SIM card at the moment.  

Anyway enough of the moaning at least we don’t have snow lol. Todays card is made from some of the things I bought in Bath was fascinated by glitter art so thought I would give it a go and this is one of the cards I am making to send to family

The light is not very good sorry this was the best photo .  Will hopefully be able to comment tomorrow so will see you on the other side.  

Love Alison x

Friday, 26 November 2021

Poinsettia Card

 Evening everybody

Well I had a lovely day yesterday and bought a load of stash but too much to show, it took about two hours to drive from here to the show ground, left home around 07.30 am and arrived home around 6pm so a really long day, I went to bed after dinner around 7.30pm and slept right the way through until 7am this morning.

Had a fairly quiet day today, had to go to Hobby Craft this morning as I  needed a zip and some thread to make my skirt also bought some for Sarah too whilst I was there and of course walking around the shop picked more stuff up lol.

Anyway here is a card I made today using the Crafters Companion Poinsettia die I have put a bit of sparkle of the flowers plus the writing using of course CC sparkle pens and then added a pearl gem to make the cards pop.  I just have to do the insert for it.

Am just off to cook dinner just a quick and easy one tonight, gammon, egg, mushroom, chips and peas, this is one of Alan's favourite meals.  

Will catch up with you again tomorrow.  

Love Alison xx

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Just a quickie

 Morning all

Its just gone midnight and I thought I would do a quick post before I go to my bed.  went to sewing class with Sarah tonight, got home around 10pm should be in bed but have restless legs so am waiting for the tablets to kick in otherwise I will be twitching all night.

I will not be around now until either late tomorrow evening or Friday sometime as I am at the Craft4Crafter's show in Bath today leaving home at around 7.30 am and picking friends up on the way.

Take care, keep warm

Alison x

Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Xmas card mental block

 Evening all

Well have finally caught up with all your lovely blogs.  I am having a mental block, trying to create a Christmas card for my brother and sister in law (Alan's brother) but having a serious mental block will have to come back to it in the morning.

Sorry I have been absent for a few days but ended up in hospital with an Angina attack on Thursday evening and have not been on top form since coming home on Friday.  Awaiting cardiology appointment.  I had a fairly big heart attack in February and although I am much improved still not on full strength.  

I am out most of the day again tomorrow, Coffee Stop with the oldies in the morning, Sarah's in the afternoon getting our dinner ready before we go to Sewing Classes in the Evening.   I am then going to Bath and West Showground for the Craft4Crafters show 2 hour drive was not going to go but Sarah is coming with me and she has paid for the tickets and says she will do the driving.  

On to my card its one that I made a while ago but never got around to posting so hope you like it.  

Well that's it for now will try and comment on everyone's lovely creations tomorrow but as my ipad will not let me comment on all blogs I have to come to the main computer and its not always convenient.

Love to all stay warm.

Alison x

Sunday, 21 November 2021

Housemouse birthday card

 Evening All

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my polkadoodles DT card very much appreciated.  I am working on a project which I hope to show you soon it’s going to be a Christmas present for our eldest granddaughter Nicole

 Our youngest granddaughter Jessica is a Diva 😂 I never know what to get her so always give her money which she says is best as then she can put it towards her designer items that she buys

Well I have made another birthday card using the housemouse cd’s which I have had for years and I hope you like it

Well will pop by your blogs a bit later.  Love Alison xx

Saturday, 20 November 2021

Polkadoodles Gem of a Craft Challenge

 Morning all

Where has the time gone, it’s my second challenge over at Polkadoodles Gem of a craft challenge so why not pop along and join in.

Here is my card 

  This little cutie is is called letter to Santa - Twiggy and Toots order number is SKU8twx3

 I coloured in using my water pencils. Used backing papers from the Winnie White Christmas printable Papers Pack 1, I cut out snowflakes and used the negative with sparkly card from stash and used gold Miri card for matting and layering.

Hope you pop by and join in at Polkadoodles Gem of a craft challenge.

Love Alison

Friday, 19 November 2021

Trouble commenting

 Hi all 

I am having real trouble commenting on a couple of your blogs if it says comment as Google account not sure why I have tried altering it to my name and url of my blog but it still will not let me comment from my iPad.

I have another card to showcase today and hope you like it very simple card embossed inked and mounted onto very shiny glitter card

Well that’s it from me tonight will go onto main computer tomorrow and catch up with everyone.  P.s it’s a new Polkadoodles Gem of a craft challenge tomorrow.

Love Alison x

Thursday, 18 November 2021

Trouble commenting on ipad

 Dear all sorry for not being around.  I am at the moment not able to comment from my iPad not sure what’s going on but am feeling crappy after having my covid booster jab yesterday also having chest pains, so am not able to get to the main computer to comment on your lovely blogs.

I am show casing another card that I made last weekend by using Rachel’s embossing folder and sentiment.  I then mat and layered at home and coloured in with water pencils.  

I hope you like it. Love Alison x

Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Another busy day

 No time for card making at the moment as I have another busy day ahead.  This morning is the weekly coffee stop to which I chauffeur a group of senior citizens too and then bring them home they are all a really good bunch and I do have a laugh they are so saucy at times.  I then have to make spaghetti bolognaise with a vegetable option to take to Sarah’s as this evening is our sewing course.  But before that I have my covid booster jab but even though I have an appointment the wait time can be over an hour and there is nowhere to sit so by the time I have got to having the jab done my back will be killing me.

Todays card is another one that I made at Rachel’s house on Saturday using a clarity stamp stencil which I love and just had delivered.

Rather than use a silhouette image I decided a rainbow one to brighten up a dull day.  I hope you like it.

Lots of love

Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Why are there not enough hours in a day

 Morning everybody

Another busy day today, this morning I have to go into Ivybridge which is about 5 miles from where we live to pick up my medication, and go to see a couple who I am giving computer lessons to.  I then need to type up the minutes from a meeting I attended on Friday and distribute them.  I then need to work on the the list for the pensioners fortnightly lunch which is this week and take the numbers down to the local pub so they know how many to cater for.  I also need to pop into Plymouth about 15 miles away as I need to pick up an order from Hobbycraft.

I made another card over at Rachel’s and here it is used a 3d embossing folder and used a brayer to add ink to the folder before putting through the machine to emboss I then glittered the pine cones and added a sentiment.

That’s it for now will pop by your lovely blogs later today

Love Alison

Monday, 15 November 2021


Morning all 

A quick post today as I have to get out the door fairly early.  Very busy day today.  Todays card was made when I went over to play at my friend Rachel’s house on Saturday this is one of the cards I made.

Was supposed to be a circle but didn’t quite hit that one lol, anyway that’s it for me until later I will try and get to comment on your lovely makes later today,

Lots of love


Sunday, 14 November 2021

Lovely Morning Crafting

 Hi everybody

I went over to my crafty friend Rachel’s yesterday morning for a catch up and play as I still don’t have much in the way of stamps, ink or embossing folders yet Rachel is kind enough to let me use her stuff for which I am so grateful.

I bought this stamp at the Exeter craft extravaganza in September and thought I would use it to make this card very simple card to make think the stamp is a woodware one I added some glitter to make the flowers pop.

I am busy until Tuesday as tomorrow morning going over to a friends house to give her computer lessons, in the afternoon I have my sewing group.  So will catch up with you all probably Monday evening.

Love Alison

Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Leaving Card

 Afternoon Everybody

I think I have caught up with all your lovely blogs if not I will do so tomorrow.   I am off out later this afternoon.  Sarah our youngest daughter wanted to do a beginners sewing course and didn't want to go on her own so she booked me in as well not that I need it but you never know might pick up some hints and tips.

I made a leaving card as Sarah sells my cards at work and thought that a couple of these may sell as people come and go, I found a couple of house mouse cd's that I bought years ago so thought I would use them so this is what I came up with.

Am off for lunch just now but will catch up with you all again tomorrow

Love Alison 


Tuesday, 9 November 2021

Christmas scene

 Afternoon Everybody

Its been a housework day here in Devon, dusting, hoovering, even tidying my craft area lol.  I then came out to make a card wanted to push myself into doing something a bit different, I don't have a lot of crafting supplies but will get there eventually so I have to make do with what I have to hand.

I bought this image from Polkadoodles, I do so love their images.  I have come up with this 

I was going through my computer files and finally found my watermark from years ago which the lovely Annie made for me many years ago and although I got rid of all my stash I kept all my computer files with images etc on an external hard drive so am able to use all the digi stamps I bought years ago.  

Sorry waffling.   Well that's it for now will catch up with everybody soon.

Love Alison

Monday, 8 November 2021

Busy morning

 I started off today stripping our bed and dusting and cleaning. Also packed my sewing machine, iron, ironing board and other sewing related items in the car ready for this afternoon’s sewing group.

I started to make my next challenge card for polkadoodles.  Have just had lunch and thought I would do a quick post.   So todays card is another pyramid card which I have made for our eldest granddaughter’s 30th birthday

Am entering this card into the

I will be back later to comment on your lovely blogs.  Keep warm and most of all keep well.  

Love Alison

Sunday, 7 November 2021

A Lazy Sunday.

 Afternoon everybody.  Thank you for the lovely comments you have been leaving on my blog they are very much appreciated.

I have had a lazy morning today, reading my book, making some cheese scones to take with me to sewing group tomorrow, then commenting on the wonderful makes over at the Now catching up with your wonderful blogs and seeing your fantastic makes.

I made this card yesterday using another polkadoodles image and also using Rudolph hope you like it, the papers are also polkadoodles 


Side a

Side b

That’s it for today will catch up with you all later.  
Love Alison

Saturday, 6 November 2021

My Secret is out

 Good morning everybody

I can finally announce what I have been dying to tell you for weeks.  I have applied and was successful at becoming part of the design team for Polkadoodles  Gem of a craft challenge blog. Today is my first post and I used for my backing papers  Winnie White Christmas printable Papers pack 1 for my image I used Rudolph digital stamp also from Winnie White Christmas set.  You can get them here

I half embossed a 6 x 6 inch card added a few snowflakes with gems, coloured Rudolph in with my oil based pencils.  I loved making this card.  Why not pop along and join in with the fortnightly challenge.  I may even comment on your creations.

I have had to turn comment moderator on I am sorry for this but am getting tons of spam on my blog so please bear with me.  Thanks in advance

Love Alison

Friday, 5 November 2021

What to do

 Morning everybody

I have been getting a lot of spam comments on my blog do I turn on comment moderator or do I put comment captcha on or both,.  I have been deleting the spam comments but it’s the same ones all the time.

My secret will be out tomorrow can’t wait to tell you.   Todays card is an anniversary card hope you like it

Only a short post today
Will catch up with all your lovely makes later today
Love Alison

Thursday, 4 November 2021

Busy Day

 Evening all

It’s been another very busy day, had to go shopping first thing this morning to get change and the raffle prizes for the pensioners luncheon club which I run every fortnight on a Thursday, today we had service for 33 people, think they enjoyed themselves.  Had to be sorted for sit down 1pm didn’t get hone until nearly 4pm.

Thank you for your lovely comments about the chair they are very much appreciated.  Todays card is a sympathy card, I find these very difficult to make but this one is layered took ages to cut around but gives a delicate touch to the card.

That’s it from me today will catch up with everyone soon.

Love Alison

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Male card

 Afternoon everybody

It’s very cold outside even though the sun is shining.  I collected an old chair from Sarah on Sunday the fabric was shredded by her cat and the cushioned seat was non existing so today I got to play and here is the finished result, I used scrap fabric that I had left from other projects 

Todays card is another male card hope you like it

That’s it for now will be back on Friday with a new card

Love Alison


Tuesday, 2 November 2021

All dressed up

Afternoon everybody

I am showcasing another polkadoodles image fairly plain card for me not sure I like it.

Well all 20 cards are made and delivered it took me around six hours will not be doing it that way again my neck and shoulders are throbbing today after being hunched over the desk licking and sticking.

Only 3 more days until I can tell you my secret (sshhhh).  Will do some commenting when I finish sorting dinner out we are having home made stuffed meatballs in a homemade sticky bbq sauce in spaghetti and covered in melted cheese.   

Well that’s it for today will be by shortly for a blog hop. 
Love Alison x


Monday, 1 November 2021

Busy Morning

 Hi Everyone

Its been a busy morning here in the Jeatt household, sorting through paperwork which needs shredding some of it dating back to 1992 why do I keep stuff that long?     I have also made a cake to take to the sewing group this afternoon just a quick vanilla sponge with jam and buttercream.

I have nearly caught up on your blogs after being absent for a couple of days.  I have decided I need to make cards out of my comfort zone but am not sure where to begin, I need to get into stencilling and stamping so am going to check out a few sites that's if they are still in business a lot of the card making suppliers I used to use have disappeared.  

I made up some male cards for Sarah to take into work, here is my first one, the elephant came from a Jayne Netley Mayhew CD which I have had for years hope you like it

I had a phone call tonight from the company that Sarah works for Plymouth Community Homes they are a housing association but also do new builds and a couple of weeks ago they asked if I would make new home cards when they sell their new builds of course I said yes and tonight they asked if I would make 20 cards.  I have made the first 15 and will finish the other 5 in the morning feeling pleased with myself.

That’s it for tonight will catch up tomorrow with everyone