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.

A Bit Further Along The Orange Path

It’s the half way point of the challenge at Path of Positivity with the optional theme of Shades of Orange. For my card this time I have actually got around to trying out a stepper card die I had for … Continue reading

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Happily Ever After

The current progressive challenge at LeAnn’s World 101 Facebook Page features a lovely image entitled Cindy, for obvious reasons. Materials used: LeAnn’s World 101 – Cindy (digital stamp) Clarity Stamp – Word Chain 05 Dream brown card blank (DL size) … Continue reading

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Just hanging!

I love this image from Limited Runs, it reminds me of my youngest daughter, any excuss to be up a tree or hanging from a pole in the park! Usually there is a progressive challenge on the Limited Runs Facebook … Continue reading

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Path of Positivity Goes Orange

It’s the start of a new challenge at Path of Positivity after our summer break. This  month the optional theme is Shades of Orange. With all the heat over the summer in the UK it has been a fairly dominant … Continue reading

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Horsing Around

I love horses, but not as much as I love penguins but don’t tell any passing horses that! When I was young I did not go in for imaginary friends but I did have a stable full of imaginary horses.  … Continue reading

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Things you can do with a white flannel (part 1)

In the words of Victor Meldrew ‘I don’t believe it!’ apologies to those of you who do not know about the British TV show ‘One Foot in the Grave’. What don’t I believe you ask, well I don’t believe it … Continue reading

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Rainbows and Wishes

Time to share another progressive challenge make using an image from LeAnne’s World 101. Materials used: LeAnne’s World 101 – Princess On A Cloud DDDoodles – Rainy Days Papers acrylic greeting stamp black archival ink pad shimmer card X-Press It … Continue reading

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A Very English Summer

There is something quintessentially British about cricket and crown green bowling. In my mind the later is the reserve of the more advanced in years, a gentle afternoon activity in the summer sunshine. Oh how wrong was I! There is … Continue reading

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Summertime and the livin’ is easy

I fell in love with this month’s image from Scrapper’s Delights for the Progressive Challenge. However I was a little worried for her modesty if she should bend over to collect shells so I have added the shorts to her … Continue reading

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Double the fun at LeAnn’s World

The progressive challenge on LeAnn’s World 101 Facebook Page is in full swing using the girl and stocking image. However LeAnne also had a weekend challenge this past weekend with the little boy image. Being short of time and not … Continue reading

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