Author Archives: Pippa

About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.

Sunny Flowers For Mother

As well as their usual challenges, Outlawz has a special set of challenges to celebrate it’s 7th Birthday. One of them is to make a project using a free image from SheepSki Designs. Materials used: Sheepski Designs – Sunflowers (available by … Continue reading

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Old Boots

Beccy’s Place Challenge this month has a sketch theme to follow. As with all her challenges Beccy provides a free image each month and this month was a pair of boots a great image for the men. As the boots … Continue reading

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Best Friends Day

The 19th February was Best Friends day so in honour of that I made a card. Materials used:  Bugaboo Digi Stamps – Bugaboo Brats Best Friends stepper card die set Happy Birthday die designer paper from stash gold mirri card … Continue reading

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Wild Roses For January

I have set myself the challenge to create a calendar for next year which means producing 12 pictures of flowers. The free image for the Progressive Challenge at Outlawz Challenges is a lovely Wild Rose from Beccy’s Place so that … Continue reading

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Shades of Red on the Path of Positivity

Is it me or does time seem to be speeding up? It is already the half way point of our challenge at Path of Positivity with the optional theme Shades of Red. As this is the month in which most … Continue reading

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Engaging Times

Just before Valentine’s Day my neice announced her engagement to her long-standing boyfriend, catching everyone by surprise! I think she was surprised as well. When Mo from Mo’s Digital Pencil very generously gave her Facebook fans a free image for … Continue reading

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Bingo with Bugaboo

A new weekly challenge starts at Catch the Bug this week. This time around there is a bingo card to inspire you. For my card I have chosen to use the top horizontal line. Materials used: Bugaboo Digi Stamps – … Continue reading

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Scribbles Designs Goes Green

This month at Scribbles Designs the theme is ‘Go for Green’. There is a lot you could do with this theme – St Patrick, environment, amphibians and bugs etc. I have chosen the loveable Carl for my card this time. … Continue reading

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Love is in the air

Today I want to share the card I made for my husband with you. We have been married for over 30 years now but I really like this image, just needed the right sentiment to reflect our actual ages! Materials … Continue reading

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Oldie But Goodie at Bugaboo

At Catch the Bug on Thursdays we feature some of the older images from Bugaboo Digi Stamps. Today I want to share a birthday card for a giraffe lover. Material used:  Bugaboo Digi Stamps – Giraffe Blocks Whimsy Stamps – … Continue reading

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