Saturday, 31 August 2013


Now this might not be too popular - but if someone says 'Tranquility' this is the image that pops into my mind. I saw this kit and there are the most beautiful waterlilies on it. We have a number of Bonzai trees which are just beautiful and when I have shifted my posterior to take them to shows this is the kind of feel I try to achieve. Now I have calmed myself down I am going to buzz of and do some more workroom tidying - I do now have a floor xx

Look Away if You are At ALL Nervy!

I try so hard to be a good Granddaughter and often fail miserably - now I have to admit that last night I had to bite my tongue hard while my Nan was talking about not being able to get nice Christmas Cards for her chapel friends. I am a real Bah Humbug! don't like Christmas, in fact the first sign of Commercial Christmas brings me out in a rash. So you can imagine my absolute horror at having a discussion about Christmas cards before August is over! So I nipped over to the lovely Joanna Sheens cds and nicked this image and put into CAP - all that remains is for me to think up or find a suitable verse. So after this burst of C activity I shall nip off and see if any of the big stores have got their Easter Eggs in yet! xx

Friday, 30 August 2013

New Sign for Workroom Door

I just thought I would use this new kit to make a sign to go onto the workroom door. I am having a mucking out session at the moment and its amazing what I have found that doesn't belong in here and more importantly doesn't belong to me! When people around here have a pile of 'stuff' they don't know what to do with, they open the door and chuck it in here!! It drives me mad. So here's hoping.

Scenes from a Cornish Holiday

 These are two pages for my Nan's scrapbook. The top one features the Anklebiter and the dog Inca, seals from the Cornish seal Sanctuary at Gweek, two views of Port Isaac ( home of The Fishermens Friends and Doc Martin) and Boscastle. The bottom one is a view of from The Lizard Point, St Michaels Mount, two at Charlestown. I hope you like these as much as we do.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Husbands - Plural!

As you know I'm a bit careless with husbands ( I did keep the first one for 20 years)
These two pictures of my men are taken on our wedding days
The one below is the current incumbent of the title Mr Sass, he is also known as Ian/Eejit/Himself and Gopher - He's quite sweet really but for goodness sake don't tell him that!
I like to remind him from time to time that I AM careless with husbands and that is supposed to keep him on his toes!
 The one below is a husband who passed through my life so swiftly but left indelible marks on my life. This Steampunk kit works brilliantly as John had coronary heart disease. He'd had a triple bypass, stents and an implanted cardiac defibrillator, the heart laced together with mechanical gubbins inside was just so appropriate. He was a practical man with a love of all things mechanical and I'm sure by now he has reinvented Angel wings  and is now wearing a pair similar to this set of butterfly wings.
I hope you love these pages as much as I do, they look wonderful in my scrapbook

My First Daisy Trail Challenge Entry

I couldn't resist taking part of this challenge given my love of tractors. The first picture is of the finished page which I was rather pleased with
 This picture is the one we were given to 'play with' it had to be included in the page somewhere. I've done very little to the picture I put it into the transparency tool and played with different 'shapes that I was happy with.
My late husband John was a vintage/veteran/classic tractor man and my love of tractors come from the little grey fergies of my childhood. I have taken part in match ploughing competitions which made me a bit of a novelty being a woman and that. This always baffled me as the girls of the Land Army did some pretty nifty work in their day.
Please nip over to the Daisy Trail forum and see what other people have done with the image, there is some amazingly clever work and its always a good place to look place to look for member freebies. While you are there join the forum and vote for your favourite challenges - There are several challenges running at the moment.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

So a New Start

A taste of Sassie's Summer
This year we had the opportunity to stay in a friends house while they were away. It worked really well for us because my Nan spent most of her young life until WWII intervened living in Cornwall. She was desperate to go back to Cornwall as it might be the last chance she gets ( at 91 you have to grab opportunities while you can). So the first full week saw us trundling off dog included to Falmouth.
 This picture above is a composition of photo's of my Nan from childhood right through to today. For me personally this is 'special' as there are pictures that include my Granddad who I miss dreadfully, my Great-Aunts and even me. This really came out of the picture below.
 The picture above is very simply a merging of a photo I took at St Mawes (taken with Oggy in the other hand) and a picture of Nan taken on the Pier at Falmouth, just after I took the photo, she looked at me and said quite simply "I'm 'ome maid" funny how her accent came back strongly in those few words.
 Now this is a really rare species-not often viewed far away from his habitat the man cave. This was taken at The Seal Sanctuary at Gweek. this species is best viewed in soft focus and slightly opaque. If you get the chance to visit the Sanctuary you won't  be disappointed the scenery is breath taking and there is so much to see and do. You can also follow one of the resident seals on Facebook, just look for Ray Seal.
 This is where I spoil it all. This is a picture of Nan, Sass and The Anklebiter of the male variety. I'm really struggling to master the cut out thingy but it is better than my first attempt.
This is a lovely free digikit called Totally Blue, it is  such a lovely 2 free kits by Marniejo. This kit is just perfect for the lovely summer photo's and all the lovely blue sky we've seen this year.

Sad News - But Not Really

I have had to make a decision about my crafting and it has now been reached.

You may have noticed that I am posting very little on here now, and the main reason for that is my reduction in dexterity in card making. I am also doing very little knitting too for the same reason. My illness has progressed to permanent pins and needles and numbness in my hands and so reluctantly I have now decided to change the purpose of this blog.

The good news is that I am still going to be crafting - I shall be doing more machine sewing and more CAP work and posting on here. I will also post some of my 'makeovers' and general chit chat. I really hope that those of you who have stuck with me will continue to watch and comment. In the next few months the blog is going to have a face lift ( too expensive for me to have one ) and Sassie Acres is going to be moved into a new era.

Thank You all so much for sticking with me and for the encouragement you have given me.

All my love and Brightest Blessings to you All