Candy Winner & Exciting news

Happy Bank holiday to all that celebrate it today!

We’re back home again and it has been a great break with lots of family visits and shopping!
Shock, horror though.. I haven’t stepped foot in a single craftshop whatsoever..
just never got around to it!!

It has taken me all day to catch up on work and washing!! 
Finally a short break from all that annoying horrid stuff to announce the winner of the B&W stamp

The number randomly chosen was 38 and this turned out to be



Congrats Mo, please contact me at this EMAIL with your contact details and I’ll send it to you asap.




The new Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine has arrived
and I had been asked to supply the samples with the free cover gift..
a gorgeous set of Bentley the bear stamps.

They consist of 4 character stamps, a sentiment and a tiny bow plus some holly..
Small,  but everso cute!

Then for a bit of exciting news..  My little Lolly [Laurelle, 8] is also published in the same magazine with a Halloween punch card for the Tried & Tested feature [kids corner].


She is as proud as punch to be in a ‘real life magazine’ [her words], as you can immagine…
but not as proud as the mommy writing this.. [me!]  🙂


Right, best get to making dinner.. and hoping to catch up with everything I’ve missed.
and will be back later with a card to show you.

Have a wonderful evening all,

Hugs, Marlene xx


18 responses to “Candy Winner & Exciting news

  • Bernie

    Congratulations to the 2 stars! Well done Lolly….how exciting to get your first publication! wonder what the next one will be!! bx

  • daisy

    o wauw how lovely for you’r daughter!!! this magazine’s a keeper!


  • Sarah

    Yay well done Lolly, following in your mum’s footsteps already, big congrats to you that is a massive achievement.



  • Erika

    A proud mummy moment for you Marlene..great news for both you and “Lolly”.
    Hope you had a good break visiting your folks…glad to have you back.

  • Tara

    Bless Lolly Marlene, that’s the best news ever and she must be over the moon!!
    Hugs Tara xx

  • pinky

    Oh its definitely in the family!!! Well done you and especially well done to Lolly! Keep up the good work.

  • Stephanie

    Glad you had such a nice break, but good to have you back 🙂

    OMG Marlene – you must be over the moon, what a proud mummy moment & what a little superstar Lolly is (a published crafter – that’s huge!!!!)

    Congrats to you both

    Big Hugs
    Steph xxx

  • wendy

    Wow, you defianatley are a crafty clever family. Bet you’re so proud. Well done to you both.
    Wendy x x

  • Ann-Marie S

    Hi Marlene, I’ve just read that mag its one I get often, didnt realise it was you when I read the article. Congratulations to the two of you thats so fab, both articles were brilliant well done you!
    Take care

  • mycraftypatch

    Hi Marlene,
    Great to see u back!!!!!!!!
    “A GREAT BIG CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!” Lolly on your first publication, can’t wait to get my copy so I can see both your’s and mums articles up close.
    How proud must u be Marlene?
    Hope u are all well, catch up soon.
    Hugs Sonia xxxx

  • Bev

    Huge congrats to you both Marlene, weyhey like mum like daughter!! xx

  • Joey

    Awww Marlene such a proud moment!!! well done to your daughter, a magazine to treasure :O)

  • linda

    Good morning Marlene, so good to hear you had a wonderful break hunny. Can’t believe you didn’t step into a single craft shop though!!! well done you. Also well done on the magazine news again, but hardly surprising, we all love your work as you know!

    Hope you have a fabulous day and have caught up with all that laundry. Hugs Linda x

  • Kim Piggott

    Wow what a little superstar your Lolly is!!!!
    What a fantastic achievement being published in a real life magazine just amazing!
    Congrats to you too Marlene your colouring is superb!
    kim x

  • Kathryn

    I saw your cards in the mag when I was reading it yesterday.I aso recognised your style in the subscriber project on page 32. I had another look and remember seeing Laurelle too but didn’t notice at the time that the kids’ corner was your project too. You have both been busy. Special congrats to Laurelle on her first magazine project, I’m sure we’ll see more of her.

    Kat x

  • carole

    Ahhh, nice to hear you had a good break Marlene. Many congratulations to you and Lolly, she’s obviously got your natural crafting talent! I’ll have a look in my mag for the articles 🙂
    Carole x

  • Elaine

    Ahhh that’s fantastic, Marlene!! Congrats to both of you. 🙂

  • Maria

    Congrats to Lolly for this achievement. Hugs, Maria

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