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Friday, June 30

Many Thanks

Happy Friday everyone :)  Here's another card from me to round off the week...

Stamps: From All of Us / Dies - From All of Us Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles / Patter Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaMark / Colouring Medium - Kuretake Zig Real Brush Clean Color / Other - White Embossing Powder

Thanks to a great nights sleep, I'm feeling relaxed and refreshed today :)  We have skylights in our bedroom and for weeks, the sun has been waking me up at 5am!  Imagine my surprise when I realised the remote control that's been sitting redundant on the window sill this whole time, activates blinds for said skylights, wish I'd known this earlier!

My husband is taking me out for lunch today which gives me a chance to get dressed (not dressed up, just dressed! LOL), as much as I love my pyjamas, it's nice to wear something else for a change ;)

I hope you all have a magnificent weekend, I am forever grateful to have a small corner of blogland to always keep me company so I never feel completely alone :)

Stephanie xoxo

Thursday, June 29

Home Is Where You Are

I'm still on a diet and a huge box of assorted sweets arrived this morning for a 'candy bar' I'm putting together for my daughter's upcoming birthday party, my will power is fast diminishing!  Only one (or two...dozen ha!) won't hurt right? ;)

Stamps - Garden Gnomes, Peekaboo & Be Lucky / Dies - Lawn Fawn Grass & Fence/ Pattern Paper - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkadoo Stamping Mask Paper

Stamps - Garden Gnomes / Dies - MFT Grass / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkadoo Stamping Mask Paper

Just me in an empty house at the moment so I had a terrible nights sleep, I might try and catch a quick power nap before attempting anything too taxing.

Happy Thursday and thank you for stopping by :)

Stephanie xxx

Wednesday, June 28

We Belong Together

This year's British summer time lasted a lot longer than I had anticipated, almost two whole weeks which is unheard of haha!  Of course, normal programming has resumed in time for Wimbledon so it's wellies and umbrellas at the ready haha!

Stamps: Pick A Penguin & Peekaboo / Dies - Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Frames / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Stamps: Pick A PenguinBest Birthday & All In Onesie / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Dean is currently away on business again, he's also off to Barcelona in a couple of weeks and Singapore in a couple of months.  He always has flowers delivered to me when he is away so my house can look like a florist shop at times *sigh*  I shouldn't complain, he works very hard and the bills have to be paid somehow right?


I hope you have a happy hump day and sorry for having a little moan, there are bigger problems in the world right now.

Stephanie xx

Saturday, June 24

Hugs & Kisses

It's the weekend, my husband and children are back home and all is good in Wincott world...I wish everyday that this could apply to the real world too.

Stamps: Nutty But Nice & Sweet Sentiments Plus / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops/ Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; Black Twine

No going nuts for us this weekend, we have no plans, which always makes for the best weekends...nothing better than doing absolutely nothing ;)

Happy Saturday, thank you for the pleasure of your company and I hope you have a lovely couple of days too!

Stephanie xx

Thursday, June 22

Tickled Pink We're Friends

Being socially awkward and a little bit reclusive, I don't have many friends, but the few I do have (the ones who have incredible patience and the endurance to persevere with a lost cause like me haha) I hold incredibly dear and appreciate immensely!

Stamps - Fluffy Flamingos / Dies - Fluffy Flamingos Die Collection; Lawn Fawn Pierced Rectangles / Pattern Paper - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder

Stamps - Fluffy Flamingos & Sweet Sentiments Plus /  Dies - Lawn Fawn Tags / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; Black Twine

Dean (who does the school runs normally) is away on business again, so the children are staying with my sister (again) because she's lives two minutes from the school and it saves me two hours of driving.  This being the case, I'm currently doing a Brigitte Jones, sitting on the sofa in my pyjamas singing 'All By Myself' at the top of my voice, only difference being I'm sober...oh dear ;) haha!

Happy Thursday, hope it's a good one for you :)

Stephanie xxx

Wednesday, June 21

Congratulations

For years I wanted to have another baby (no, I'm not pregnant) and for years my husband said absolutely no way!  So imagine my surprise when he recently changed his mind, predictably, as soon as my main obstacle was out of the way, I was no longer keen on the idea lol  Still, it would have been nice to have little baby-grows on the washing line again...

Stamps: Little Onesie / Dies - Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Black Twine

It's another glorious day, after another too hot to sleep restless night and I'm feeling incredibly lethargic...time to catch up on some reading in the shadiest bit of the garden.

Hope you enjoy your day :)

Stephanie x

Friday, June 16

Thank You

Hip hip hooray, It's Friday!!  I have a busy weekend of eating, eating and more eating to look forward to...happy days lol

Stamps - Woodland Kisses & Sweet Sentiments Plus / Dies - Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic / Colouring Medium - Faber Castell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

My daughter is in the school production of Aladdin this afternoon...she's a camel!  Should be interesting haha!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and that you enjoy every moment of it :D

Stephanie xxx

Thursday, June 15

I've Had The Time Of My Life

There are a couple of things I wish I could do very well, one is play the piano and the other is...dance!  Sadly, I lack the motivation and discipline it takes to master either one of them lol

Stamps - Cha Cha Cha & Happy Hugs /Dies - Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles / Pattern Paper - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; White Gel Pen

It looks like it's going to be another glorious day today with the sun out in force, this makes me pity my husband who is travelling into London - there is nothing worse than the underground (subway) system when it's hot...eeeew! LOL

Here's hoping you all have a great Thursday :D

Stephanie xo

Tuesday, June 13

Have A Cracking Day!

I'm feeling rather chirpy today, the end of the school year is drawing near (less than three weeks to go) and I cannot wait!  It gets lonely being on my own day in, day out, so having the children's company for ten weeks over the summer is wonderful...for the first few weeks anyway! lol

Stamps - Chirpy Chicks & Cute Cubs / Dies - Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles / Pattern paper - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell PolychromosOther - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

Thanks for stopping, I hope you have a cracking day! :D

Stephanie x

Monday, June 12

Love You Rain or Shine

The weather in the UK is all over the place at the moment, sunny one second and pouring down with rain the next...the bright side being rainbows of course!

Stamps - Playful Pair / Stencil - Simon Says Stamp / Dies - Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Paste; Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

A very simple butterfly card I forgot to blog last week...

 Stamps - Beautiful ButterfliesFriends Forever / Dies - Beautiful Butterflies Die Collection / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush / Other - White Embossing Powder

Hope you enjoyed your weekend and that you are suitably rested and ready to take on another week.  We saw Wonder Woman on Sunday and although there was mixed reviews on the actual film itself...as a family, we all agreed, hands down - best super hero ever!   I am a bit suspicious of my husbands reasons for this (ha!) but my daughter Jasmine was of course delighted, what with being a firm believer that girls are far superior to boys ;)

Happy Monday, thank you for stopping by and please feel free to visit again anytime :D

Stephanie xx

Wednesday, June 7

Happy Father's Day

Usually I pick up Father's Day cards last minute whilst doing my grocery shopping (online, I'm such a hermit I rarely venture outside on my own!), but this year I actually made one, just need a couple more now...

Stamps - Build It Beaver & Into The Woods II / Dies - MFT Frames / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder

I've been feeling very anxious all week, after agreeing to accompany Dean on one of his (many) work functions tomorrow evening.  This is something I ordinarily avoid because I am an incredibly introvert person, just the thought of mingling and making small talk with lots of (important) strangers brings me out in a sweat...I'm really dreading it :(  But hey, I got a new sparkly dress out of it, so every cloud right? ;)

Enough about me, I hope your week is going well and I thank you for stopping by today :)

Stephanie xxx

Friday, June 2

Sincere Thanks

Friday is upon us again and the weekend is in sight - yippee! :D  

 Stamps - Happy BirthdayMerci Beaucoup / Dies - Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle Frames / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush / Other - White Embossing Powder

Sincere thanks to the handful of you still visiting my blog, I know that Instagram and Facebook is quicker and easier (and has less of my blah blah lol) so it's such a pleasure to have you join me here :)

Happy Friday!

Stephanie xx

Thursday, June 1

I Love You Tons

The sun is shining, I can see bunny rabbits hopping in the garden and at this precise moment, the children aren't arguing, whining or asking to be fed...I'm going to enjoy this anomaly while it lasts!

Stamps - Love You Tons / Dies - Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangles / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

And in the time it's taken for me to type this extremely short blog post, the bunnies are gone and the children are demanding breakfast...the sun is still shining though, for now ;)

I hope you have a delightful day!

Stephanie xo