Tuesday, 28 December 2021

Creating Your Life with a love of Crafting


Taken March 2020, a life changing trip for me, another step towards my new future, a future where I started to look beyond the illusion, before Covid really took hold of our reality.  This trip had been a last minute decision and the timing was so apt I am still astonished just how the universe works.  Almost two years on, and my journey has been literally transformational.  

I lost my mum almost 7 years ago and since then my crafting had been very hit and miss, I would start and lose interest.  Fast forward to August 2021, and I felt guided to start my crafting again, having already given away much of my stash, I was drawn back to TV shopping.  Hmmmmmm that's the reason I decided to come back to my blogging and share my experiences with you.

                                                Happy Birthday Mother-in-Law

So after a break from crafting, this was a quick card that I made for my mother-in-laws birthday in October.  I must admit I forgot the joy I found in cutting and playing with paper xxx

For me at this moment, I am continuing on my spiritual journey and my intention is to share that journey with you whilst going back to the love of all things pretty.

I also want to address the reason many of us turn to crafting, and for me it went way deeper than just being creative.  It was a form of escapism, and time to completely free my mind, it saved me through many dark moments of my life, as some of you will already be aware.  I want to share my experiences and would love to hear about yours too.

I also want to use my creative side to help others, so my intention is to make cards to sell for charity and also to do give aways especially to help those who may not have the financial resources to enjoy this craft.

If anyone is local to me and I am near Colchester, Essex, I am considering starting up a monthly group to share my skills and my stash, if you are not in a position to buy a die cutting machine or dies, you are welcome to use mine.

I will also be doing tutorials at least once a month, where we can do a live on Facebook, the card I make will be given away and there will be a chance to participate in a raffle for a prize that will be shown a week earlier.  I want everyone to be able to afford to participate so it will be done on a donation basis of a minimum of £1.00 per entry.  All money raised will be going to charity.  I will be publishing the charities in the next few weeks.

The first live will be scheduled for the middle of January, please watch out for more details.  I will also be putting up another giveaway for anyone who shares this post on any social media platform.  For each link you set up you will be given one entry, you will need to email me your links to littlepopits@aol.com so I can confirm them.

Crafting is a great way to help children escape from the pressure of their daily lives, with the arrival of Covid, many children are suffering right now, lets get them creating too, and talking.  I hope my channel is going to inspire children to let their creativity run wild and for them to have a place to talk freely to open up about their feelings.  I want to build a loving, caring, compassionate community and I hope you will join me there.

So much love and gratitude.  Happy Crafting xxxxxx

Monday, 5 March 2018

Snow and Some Crafting

Love the Snow

Snowdays and time to craft

I love the snow, and have to admit to being a little excited when seeing the first snowflakes falling.  With my husband watching (and who does not like the snow) I had to try my hardest not to do a little merry dance as the snowflakes  started to fall more quickly and bigger flakes xx

Looking outside today there is little evidence of there ever having been any snow, and as much as I do love it, I am pleased it has cleared.

I would like to share  a couple of cards with you.  Firstly a card I made to accompany a challenge that I took part in on You Tube.

I am not sure where I got this image from but I adore the little couple.

                                       Mothers Day card for my Mother in Law

Will be back tomorrow to share with you my projects for a swap that I have taken part in on a facebook group.  Just have to wait for my swap partners to receive them.

Maybe a Challenge, anyone up for it?
I am thinking of running a challenge later this month, would appreciate your feedback.  Who would be interested in taking part in a challenge I would put together a prize and draw a winner.

Look forward to your comments.

Hugs for now xxx

Friday, 2 March 2018

Back to crafting and back to my first love Papercrafting xx

Looking for My Mojo xxx

It has been so long since I blogged, and in truth I have pretty much forgotten how to do everything, linking pages etc, so it will be a slow process, but I hope it comes back to me, albeit slowly !!!

Due to lots of things going on in my personal life, I gave up blogging, and for long periods of time my crafting too.

But, now I feel its time to get back to my love of crafting and to share my projects with others who have the same love of crafting.

I will share today some tags that I made, to get myself back into my love of papercrafting.  I will also share my love of altering and everything shabby xx

I may have only just got back into it this time, but will have past projects to share with you too.

Hugs xxxx

                              A couple of stamped tags using my distress pads.

Two more tags.  The first was only one sided.  Displaying a handmade flower I had made some time ago.

The second tag, using one of the Elisabeth Stamps, I still adore all of her designs and have been enjoying using them again.

This is the reverse side of the Elisabeth Bell tag 

Lift up the sentiment to find another Elisabeth Bell image
and inside the envelope a little card x

Another flower embellished tag

Another Elisabeth Bell inspired card

The stamped image is actually a card, to add your greeting

This is the paper pad that I used for all the tags

Thank you for looking xx

Monday, 4 April 2016

You Tube Giveaway running till the 6th April

I am running a give away on my You Tube Channel, the closing date for entering is the 6th April.  For a chance of winning you need to subscribe to my channel and leave a comment.  Sharing the giveaway is not necessary but would be appreciated.  Good luck.

Details of what you will win are on the video, it will include one of the Doily Lace books I have made and a collection of other crafting goodies.

Will be announcing the winner  on the 7th April, which is my Grandsons 2nd Birthday.


Thank you xx

Moving On and Accepting Who I am and my You Tube Channel

Good morning, and welcome to my blog.   I am slowly sorting out in my mind what I want to do.  I finally realized that although I did take a fairly long break from my crafting, I don't think I could ever give it up completely.  With life in general events do put life into perspective, and after losing my dear Mum almost 2 years ago, I decided to spend and appreciate my family even more than I already did.  With that in mind I took a long break from my crafting and did plan on giving it up completely.  I am now glad I didn't.

I have always been uncomfortable with "who I am" not liking the way I look, talk etc, etc, but I think this is true of a lot of us ladies.  I have always hated the camera and seeing myself or hearing myself.  So the fact that I had wanted to do a You Tube Channel did not make any sense.

I have finally realized, I am who I am and can not change that, I have to accept what I look and sound like, and so what if people don't like me, that's life.  It all sounds very easy when I read it back, but in reality it isn't as easy as it sounds.  Reaching 50 last year may be what has sparked this new belief.  So finally I decided last week to go for it.  I did my first ever You Tube video, if you would like to take a look the link is below.

It took me a week literally before I could watch or listen to it, all the way through .  My daughter edits and loads my videos as I rely on using her recording equipment.  For this reason I will only be loading once a week as she has study commitments.  So I have decided to use my blog again to share Car Boot Hauls, before and after shots of altered items from the Car Boot, and anything else I want to share with you all.

I would love to see your comments and will be running regular give aways on here and my You Tube Channel.

Thank you for popping by and I will be back soon with photos of some recent projects.

Linda xx



Friday, 25 March 2016

Blogging again after a very long break

I can hardly believe how long it has been since I posted on my blog.  I can not even explain why the long absence.  For those friends who know me, I do suffer with depression and a spell of it made me withdraw from many aspects of my life including my blogging.  So much has happened since I was last posting, and through the last couple of years, I have had spells of not crafting at all.  Having lost my wonderful Mum 18 months ago, it took a long time for me to get back into my crafting and to get my MOJO back.  I think I am finally getting there, and thought I would like to start sharing some of my projects with you and also to update you on my day to day life.  I am looking forward to catching up with some old friends on blogger.  Will be back shortly with some projects to share.  Hugs xxxx

Friday, 28 October 2011

Orange for a change

Can not believe its Friday again already, where did this week go? Thought today I would share with you another card we made when we were away for the weekend. I used an image that had been coloured in by the lovely Heather, who was my weekend away partner! I made my own background using the wonderful Cosmic Shimmer Mists and then stamped the swirl which is part of the Creative Expressions plate, using the marmelade distress ink pad. Turned it into an easel card and the inside is pratically the same as the outside without the image!

Today we are Celebrating my lovely Bear's 3rd birthday, happy birthday my lovely baby, and thank you for bringing so much joy into my life.

Well ladies hope you have a lovely weekend, will be back later to share some more cards with you.

Hugs Linda x

Monday, 24 October 2011


Good evening ladies, I can hardly believe I'm doing another post. This time not only a card but I am also taking part in the lovely Marceas - Music Saves My soul Saturday, which I came across this evening. Of course I realize its not Saturday but I am always late!

I am a huge Westlife fan and was very sad to hear of the break up this week. My favourite all time song is Flying Without Wings, which I decided to share with you.

Why not join in with this weeks Music Saves My Soul and share with us your favourite track.

Back tomorrow with another card to share.

Hugs Linda x

Creating Your Life with a love of Crafting

  Taken March 2020, a life changing trip for me, another step towards my new future, a future where I started to look beyond the illusion, b...