About Moi

I was born in June 1981, I'm a hearing impaired paper-crafter who loves all things crafty. I sew, although I'm still very much a novice at sewing. I bake and cook hopefully all kinds of delicious treats. I have a huge passion for photography and the camera {yes I'm old school I still use an actual camera} is never far from me. I also love creative writing from making up sentiments/verses for my cards and other paper-craft projects to penning some fiction. I am an avid reader and if you are very unlucky I may even throw in some book reviews on here too!

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Tag your it

It is tag fortnight over at Ike's World Challenges I couldn't get the idea of the childhood game Tag out of my head which inevitable inspired me to make a tag using a child on a swing.

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Special Day

It's Special Day fortnight over at http://onestitchatatimechallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ This was made for a special friend whose into bikes.

I have inked a sunset background and let the image do all the talking.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

http://angiesdigitalstamps.blogspot.co.uk/ ~  Anything Goes

http://greatimpressionsstamps.blogspot.co.uk/ ~ Anything Goes

Monday, 12 September 2016

James Patterson ~ Alert

This book is a truly incredible, gripping and emotion provoking read.  Alert sees Detective Michael Bennett return from spending time with Nanny and lover Mary Catherine in Ireland.  Upon his return Bennett takes the lead on a case where someone has blown up two subway stations killing at least three people.

Immediately words such as Terrorism and 9/11 are thrust into the book and as a reader this pulls on the emotions and memories of 9/11.  Shortly after the Mayor is shot, assassination style like the US President was.  The case deepens when no Terrorist group claims responsibility but that doesn't mean it's all over and the citizens of New York are safe, it appears New York is under a nuclear attack.

As everyone rushes to evacuate hospitals and thousands are stuck when their cars magically breakdown it becomes apparent it is not a Nuclear attack but an EMP {Electromagnetic Pulse} that stops anything electric from working.  Things go from bad to worse, the FBI building is blown up and comes crashing down in a spooky replica of the Twin Towers on 9/11, then comes the threat of a man made Tsunami even bigger than the 04 Indian Ocean Tusnami which again is mentioned in the book pulling on the emotive memories of such a catastrophic natural disaster.

Needless to say the book ending is rather disappointing I'd actually got to the last few chapters and been intrigued throughout not to mention thrilled at the lack of predictability and repetitive story-lines.  Sadly this wasn't to continue, Bennett is yet again kidnapped and it's down to FBI Agent Emily to save his life {again}.  I can't let this spoil the book though...the book was perfect bar this repetitiveness and for this reason I can over look the predictable ending.

If you get a chance I highly recommend that you read this book.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

A mix of Cards, art journalling and tags

I've used a mixture of mediums and techniques for these but most of all I just had fun.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Killerton photography fun

If you have had the misfortune to read my blog in recent weeks you will know that there have been issues where I have been struggling as a carer.  This week for the first week in a long time things went reasonably well.  Carers turned every day they should have and it meant Thursday has become known as Freedom Thursday.  This is where I get a few things to do something on my own.  Usually this is a lip reading class.  However, as the term hadn't begun yet I took myself off to a national trust property not far from me.  

I have been to Killerton House and Gardens before.  This time though I went alone and although I didn't go inside the house I did have a beautiful walk in the grounds and took 150 photos.