My Toyboy Is Turning 40!! Tee Hee!!

Hello everyone and a very happy Thursday to you all!

I cannot remember when I last brought you a blog with an actual card that I have made. And I cannot put into words how very wonderful it feels to have sat and created properly either.

40th Birthday Card 1

It is a testament to how much I love my husband, that I have sat and created my first card in months. If you scroll back you’ll find it was around April I think.  (It’s been a very long time.)

40th Birthday Card 3

On Monday, my hubby turns 40, and it is cause for great celebration in our house, as I am a whopping FOUR years older than him, and he never ever lets me forget it! Laughing.

I think that he has been secretly dreading this milestone, and so of course his Birthday card had to reflect that (with my usual humour thrown in of course.)

40th Birthday Card 2

And I just so happened to have the perfect image for it too.

I have used one of the Brian Getting Fit images, available from Make It Crafty. This one is called Brian Does Weights and to bring him to life I used my Polychromo Pencils in these shades:-

Skin – 280. 283. 180. 188. 189. 132. 102. 103. 101.

Hair – 182. 185. 184. 102.

Tee Shirt – 246. 275. 274. 273. 272. 271. 101.

Shorts – 155. 153. 154. 101.

Trainers – 246. 152. 199. 275. 274. 271.

Weights Bench (Seat) – 199. 275. 274. 271.

Weights Bench (Metal Frame) – 234. 233. 232. 231.

Dumbbell – 235. 234. 233. 232. 231. 101.

Background & Floor – 180. 145. Cotton Bud & Zest It Pencil Blend.

40th Birthday Card 4

The blue card is Cor-dinations and is layered with Kraft card.

I finished with a white scallop edged card (from Joanna Sheen) and some blue & white striped Baker’s Twine.

40th Birthday Card 5

The “Made For You” bronze charm is from the depths of my crafty cupboard.

I really hope that you like what I created.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Hugs & Happy Crafting Everyone!


The challenges I am very happily entering this into are:-

Addicted To Stamps & More – ATG.

Digi Choosday – ATG.

The Male Room – Olympic/Sports Week.

Word Art Wednesday – Anything (Family Friendly) Goes.

New Sister Earrings And Remembering Our Loved Ones Too!

Hello, hello, hello!

I honestly cannot believe how long it is since I posted here or updated my store. Shame on me. All I can say in my defence is that life has an awful habit of getting in the way sometimes. And for us, life has been very busy of late.

But! Here I am with some new additions to my Ear Candy collections. I hope that you like what I have created.

I have lots, lots more than what are in store, but with Craft Fair season in full swing at the moment, and other life issues needing to be dealt with, I haven’t had much time to upload pictures.

One of my best sellers at the fairs has been these beautiful Classic Shell earrings. They are a part of my shorties range, which means they don’t hang any longer than between a half inch to an inch (including Sterling Silver ear hook too.)

Classic Shells Sterling Silver Earrings

So for those of you who don’t like long danglies these are perfect! Smiles.

Starfish Sterling Silver Earrings

Another popular design had been these rather lovely Starfish. I just love the texture of these (and the shine!) 

Starfish Sterling Silver Earrings Hanging

Again the hooks are Sterling Silver.

Today, I also created these sweet little baby feet earrings for a delightful young lady called Kiera. She got a brand new sister 2 months ago (our new baby grandchild!! Smiles) and she requested a smaller version of the earrings I made for the new Mum.

New Sister Earrings Baby Feet

Aren’t these just adorable?! Tee hee.

Kiera wanted short earrings with a dark blue bead. So I chose these gorgeous Rondelle Glass Beads. They shimmer and sparkle so much, and when the light hits them they reflect different colours too.

Russian Doll Sterling Silver Earrings

Again, with my shorties range in mind, I created these sweet little Russian Doll Earrings. The hooks are Sterling Silver with a wire twist and tiny silver bead.

Russian Doll Sterling Silver Earrings Laid Flat

I have only one pair of these, so if you like them you had best be quick! If they sell online or at my craft fair, they will not be made again (unless I can source some more of the dolls which so far I have been unable to do.)

These are truly delightful to look at, and look gorgeous nestled in their little blue gift box. Smiles.

Turquoise and sterling silver butterfly earrings

These lovely butterfly earrings were inspired from a spiritual perspective.

I have long believed that if a butterfly lands on you or stays close to you, it is a loved one who has passed coming by to say hello. Or perhaps letting you know that everything is going to be okay.

Well today we had one fly into the house from an open doorway. It landed on me, and then flew around very close to me for a little while, before flying around the room once and leaving via the doorway again.

Turquoise and sterling silver butterfly earrings hanging

Whether or not you believe, all I can say is that I felt peaceful for the first time in a while.


I chose the colour Turquoise to go with them, because it is a very peaceful, spiritual colour and often can mean friendship too.

Those lovely faceted beads are complimented with Silver Daisy Spacer beads top and bottom. And I really do love how they turned out.

I have named them “Remembering Our Loved Ones.”

Again, I only have the one pair of these, so if you would like them please don’t hang about and risk missing out on them.

I hope you are all keeping well. It does feel so nice to have sat and put an actual blog post together again!

Now I just need to break out my pencils and try to remember how to colour something in! Tee hee.

Hugs & Happy Crafting Everyone!


Quick Links:-

Shorties Range.


Russian Dolls.

Remembering Our Loved Ones.

Copic Sketch Markers For Sale CHEAP!!!


Hey everyone.

Can you believe how long it is since I posted on here last? Funny how life gets in the way massively sometimes isn’t it? That and health anyway.

I’m posting today to let you all know that I have decided to put my Copic Sketch Markers up for sale.

It is a decision I have sat with for a few weeks now, and I have come to the realisation that they need a new, loving home. One in which they will be in use, and not sitting lonely in their case, waiting longingly for daylight.

So here are all of the pictures for you to look at, and price, and links.

Open Copic Case Silver

As you can see, it’s a full set of Copic Sketch Markers in their own silver storage case.

Silver Copic Case with Strap

This is the case closed up, along with the strap and keys if you wanted to use them. I have never used the strap (or keys) so that is all bundled up as new still.

Sandy Allnock Hex Chart

I’m also included a lovely handful of Copic Colour Of The Day Cards (downloaded and printed from Jennifer Dove’s blog.)

As well as the fabulous Hex Chart from Sandy Allnock. (This is just my printed version. If you want the blank you will have to purchase that from Sandy.)

The greys are on the back of the sheet.

Silver Copic Case Close Up Front

Here are close ups of the front and top.

Silver Copic Case Close Up

As you can see, there are some slight dinks/marks to the outside of the case. Nothing major.Copic Refills All

In with this amazing price, is also the Copic Refills. As you can see from the picture, most of them are either almost full, full, or brand new and sealed.

Copic Refills Used

These are the used ones. The E04 is almost to the top. As is the R24. And the 0 blender refill is at the top too, but you can’t really see it in the picture.

Copic Refills New

Here are all of the new and sealed Copic Marker Refills.

I can post the Copic Case & Extras out within the UK for just £10.

If you wanted the insurance on top (to cover the sale price only) that would be another £39 plus VAT on top. Whopping!

But for standard 2day courier, the cheapest postage and packing I can do is £10.

If you would like to purchase these, you have these options:-

1.  Click here to go to my store, hit buy it now and pay by Paypal or cash on collection if you’re fairly local. If purchasing from my store you can get them for £30 less than on Ebay due to reduced costs.

2.  Click here to go to Ebay, click buy it now, and pay by Paypal or cash on collection.

If you are outside of the UK I am unable to ship due to restrictions.

I’m listing these on Facebook on both my status page and my Kernow Designs selling page.

I am also advertising them locally and in some FB craft groups. So if you want them, don’t wait and let them get snapped up.

Full price these cost over £2000. Granted, they are not new, they are used. But I have looked after them. A lot of them have had new nibs. And been refilled over the time I’ve had them.

So I feel that the price I’m asking is a fair one.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Hugs & Happy Crafting Everyone!