Saturday, June 24

I'm Nuts About You

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: Clearly Besotted 'Nutty But Nice' & 'Sweet Sentiments Plus' / Dies - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMagic / Colouring Medium - Faber Castell 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 - Clearly Besotted 'Fluffy Flamingos' / Dies & Pattern Paper - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black; VersaMark / Colouring Medium - Faber Castell Polychromos / Other - White Embossing Powder

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Fluffy Flamingos' & 'Sweet Sentiments Plus' / Dies - Lawn Fawn / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - Faber Castell 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: Clearly Besotted Little Onesie / Dies - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos

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 - Clearly Besotted 'Woodland Kisses' & 'Sweet Sentiments Plus' / Dies - Lawn Fawn / 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 - Clearly Besotted 'Cha Cha Cha' & 'Happy Hugs' / Pattern Paper & Dies - Lawn Fawn / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper; White Pen

Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Cha Cha Cha/ Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

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

Wednesday, June 14

Out Of This World Birthday

Sharing another card with you today, it's quite nice to be blogging regularly again :)

 
Stamps - Clearly Besotted 'Girl Power', 'Out of This World' & 'Sweet Sentiments Plus' / Dies - My Favourite Things / Ink - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper

I'm ashamed to admit that I'm hooked on the new series of Big Brother so I'm going to catch up on that today...I really do need to get a life *sigh*

I'm also going to try and make a colouring tutorial video, so wish me luck!

Stephanie xx

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 - Clearly Besotted 'Chirpy Chicks'  & 'Cute Cubs' / Dies  & 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 - Clearly Besotted 'Playful Pair/ Stencil - Simon Says Stamp/ Dies - Lawn Fawn / 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 - Clearly Besotted 'Everything Changes II& 'Friends Forever' / Dies - Clearly Besotted 'Everything Changes 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 - Clearly Besotted 'Build It Beavers' & 'Into The Woods II' / Dies - My Favourite Things / 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 - Clearly Besotted 'To You With Love' & 'Merci Beaucoup' / Dies - Lawn Fawn / 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 - Clearly Besotted 'Love You Tons' / Dies - Lawn Fawn / 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