Crafty session planned.

Well the last few days haven’t gone to plan, so today’s the day that I will get two baby cards done. I’ll be using the dies I mentioned in this previous post.

I have added a link to a post about stamping below.


How to use a stamping platform.

Giraffe image stamped in black on white card. The card is on my stamping platform held down with magnets - one magnet is broken as I ran it over with my chair, whoops!!
You’ll notice one magnet is broken. I ran it over with my wheelchair, whoops! But, it still works brilliantly as you can see by the resulting stamped image.

First, place your stamp on the platform and ink it up thoroughly. Then, align your paper or cardstock on the platform where you want the image to appear. Lower the lid onto the paper with a bit of pressure to ensure that the entire stamp is making contact with the paper. Lift up the lid slowly and marvel at your perfectly stamped image! The beauty of a stamping platform is that if you didn’t get a fully stamped image, you can simply re-ink and restamp in exactly the same spot without having to worry about misalignment. Another useful tip is to use a small amount of washi tape or sticky notes to hold your paper in place while you’re stamping. With these simple steps, even beginner crafters can achieve crisp and clean stamped images every time!

Stamping platforms can vary a bit, the one I use is great as it holds the paper/card very still using magnets. My stamping has improved so much since I bought it, and I waste far less card/paper now as the images come out really well, even if I have to re-stamp them. This is the one I have and would personally recommend

Stamp Happy!!


I thought I’d share this product that I bought a while ago to help me with cleaning my craft stamps. It works so well, and smells gorgeous too. What more can you ask!

Spray it on and wipe the ink off. I love it.

Rangers ink cleaner spray bottle. (Amazon Affiliate link, I may earn a small amount if you buy using this link)

What is clutter, what does that word mean to you?

Where can you reduce clutter in your life?

Others would say I have a lot of clutter, but I would disagree with that statement. I have lots of things, but a serious lack of storage space and i think that is the main issue.

My disability means that I can only reach things within a certain height/distance range, so tidying everything away into low drawers, onto high shelves isn’t a practical option day to day living.

A good amount of my belongings are related to my hobbies and interests, so one great solution for my so called ‘clutter’, would be the creation of a craft room, with lots of table space, drawers and shelves at suitable heights and even better if they are height adjustable. If I had this space i would also spend more time crafting, reading, taking photos etc…. because it would be so much easier and quicker to avcess the things I need for each project.

I would love to have a minimalist appearance around my own home, with one exception being in the craft room which would probably never look tidy for more than a day.

Fun times.

List five things you do for fun.

Fun can be found in so many ways, here are a few things I really enjoy doing.


1. Reading is something I find great fun, and it can be educational too. I love delving into different stories and disappearing into yet another world, whether it be one about wizards and magic, or a murder mystery book. As you read it opens your eyes and imagination to new possibilities, it also helps improve your spelling and vocabulary.

2. Shooting, in my case target shooting using an air pistol. This is really enjoyable, I go to a fantastic local club which is accessible for wheelchair users, but anyone is more than welcome to have a go as long as they are able to shoot safely and follow instructions. I thrive on the challenge of trying to better my previous scores, and take part in competitions too.

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3. Word games are a something I find fun to do whilst I’m sat having a cuppa, I do enjoy Wordle, word searches, crosswords, anagrams, and other word puzzles too. Wordle is done while enjoying my first cuppa of the day, it helps getting my brain working in the morning.

4. Paper crafting, and being creative in general helps me relax and it’s a great way of making something personal and unique for Birthdays, Christmas etc….

5. I love spending time in the garden in the warmer months, just enjoying nature, planting seeds and watching things grow.