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.

Cupcake time with Limited Runs

The image for the Limited Runs progressive challenge this month is a wonderfully decorated cup cake. Materials used: Limited Runs – Garden Cupcake Scrapper’s Delights – Cake (store moving so no link available) Apple Blossom – Sprinkled  With Love (from … Continue reading

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Wimbledon ready

The progressive challenge image from LeAnne’s World 101 is just right for this time of year especially with Wimbledon starting next Monday. Materials used: LeAnne’s World 101 – Racquet Randi Scrapbook Gems – Tennis Match Clip Art and Papers Joanna … Continue reading

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Playing at being artistic

Ike’s World Facebook Progressive challenge has a lovely panda this month. Thanks to the teaching talent of Alyce at Kit and Clowder I was able to colour the image using tips and techniques from her All About Animals class. If … Continue reading

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A New Progressive Challenge

I love progressive challenges, they are a great way to build up your stash especially when on a tight budget. But also it give you a chance to try out new to you artists. This is such an opportunity from … Continue reading

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Path of Positivity Midway Reminder

We are half way through Challenge #60 at the Path of Positivity with the optional theme of neutrals. For my card this time I chose an image from Mari’s Digis, one of our challenge sponsor, which work so well with … Continue reading

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Time For Tea?

The image for the Limited Runs progressive challenge on Facbook is this adoreable little mouse in his cup. Materials used:   Limited Runs Stamps – Cuppa Mouse Clever Cut Stamps Away – Verse -A-Tiles heart die cut (from snippets box) … Continue reading

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New Privacy Laws

Just to draw your attention to the new policy on my Blog. Any experts out there will probably realise on looking at it that I have no idea what it all means. However I hope that I have covered the … Continue reading

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The Neutral Path

Time for the start of a new challenge at Path of Positivity and this month the optional theme is ‘Neutrals’. In the photographic world there has been a resurgence of black and white and sepia photography recently. While I prefer … Continue reading

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Last call for Ike’s progressive challenge

Today is almost the end of the progressive challenge at Ike’s Art Fan Page on Facebook. This month’s image has taken me way out of my comfort zone and was quite a challenge! Materials used:  Ike’s Art – Unicorn and … Continue reading

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Choose your favourite colour(s)

We are half way through this month’s challenge at Path of Positivity and the optional theme is ‘Choose your favourite colour(s)’. For my last project I stuck to the reds but this time I am introducing another favourite colour, purple. … Continue reading

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