Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Have yourself a Merry LITTLE Christmas

 Hello there my lovely blog chums.....hope this you well. So I am a day or so late in posting this as it really has been an eventful few days! At the weekend I celebrated my 50th birthday, Saturday, had been a fairly quiet day, my daughter and her boyfriend came to visit in the morning and then my Mother came over later in the afternoon and then the three of us just went out for dinner in the evening. On Sunday morning I was wanting to get on and pack for our holiday,  the next day, but hubby was most insistent that we go out to get dog food, then stop off for a Costa - when we did eventually get home I was met with balloons, banners and confetti canons, and all of the family! We shared a fabulous afternoon together with a lovely bbq, a dip in the hot tub, great music to sing a long and dance too, even a water pistol battle which my 3 yr old grandsons found to be an absolute hoot!!! 

So now hubby and I are away on a "coast & country" holiday. We are staying in the New Forest, and have some beautiful, scenic and woodland areas around us to walk with the dogs but within a short distance to the East Dorset/Hampshire coast, so that I can get my fix of sea air too.

Anyway, my birthday always serves as a reminder that it is six months to go till Christmas, so a very apt time for our next Christmas with the Cuties challenge 

Our optional theme this time is 


We would like you to make a Christmas card for a child 

For my own DT card I am using Chilly the Snowman, with stop here sign from Pink Gem. The background paper is an old magazine freebie.i used a scalloped edged border die to frame the image. The sentiment is from a LOTV set.

It's such an easy theme, and now we are half way through the year, why not get crafting and join in with

I would also like to enter these challenges please:

My Time to Craft Christmas #37 Christmas Carols/Hymns/Songs

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #119 anything CHRISTMAS goes 

Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge #18 inspired by the mood board 

I will be back later with another DT card.....thank you so much for visiting today 

Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Add A Tag, with THE CUTIE PIES

 Hello there my lovely blog, I hope that this finds you well. My dogs are off to the groomer this morning for a much needed tidy up, which I'm sure they will feel glad of as the weather seems to be getting warmer this week.

Anyway,  its time for a new challenge with


our theme is 


We are lucky enough to be sponsored by 

and there will be a fabulous digi stamp prize for our lucky winner.

For my own DT card I am using Birthday Teddy,  from Lee's fabulous store.....thus was an absolute treat to colour, and as I'd printed off a few copies, I think it's going to be ons of those digi's that I'll use time after time. I am using Promarkers to colour. The polka dot paper is from a Doodlebug pad, and the stripey paper is my own creation. Now normally,  if I were to add a tag to a card, it would normally be for a sentiment..but..I decided to go in a different direction and instead used my tag for an embellishment, this cute little wooden candle. My mum had brought my several packs of wooden embellishments from The Works, for Christmas which I'd emptied into a tin and each time I root through the tin I find something different!

So we have a nice, easy theme and a fabulous prize on offer so I do hope that you will hop on over and play along with us.

I would also like to enter these challenges please 
Sweet Stampin 3 of a kind (3 pencils and 3 enamel dots)
Crafty Catz #359 atg, with optional Cute Animals 
Crafty Calendar June, atg

Friday, 3 June 2022

Men and/or Boys, with CRAFTY FRIENDS

 Good Morning my lovely blog today is actually my day off, and whilst my alarm was switched off, I must have failed to mention this to Harvey as I was woken by him barking at the back door, to be let out at HALF FIVE this morning!!!!! I tried to ignore him for a while but then I was awake and needing the loo, so that was that.....but I was rewarded with glorious sunshine flooding into my back garden so I guess, I can excuse his barking. 

Anyway, I now have a cup of tea beside me and the pleasure of telling you all about our new challenge with  CRAFTY FRIENDS 


With Father's Day just around the corner, it's a perfect theme, although I did decide to plump for a boy's birthday card as my box is a bit light for these at the moment. 

I kept things fairly simple with a super cute digi from Bugaboo, which is coloured with Promarkers. I went large with the sentiment for which I used Cinnamon Cake font. Just to add a little detail I added a die cut fish tail flag and a die cut button. 

I do hope that you will hop on over and visit us.....we have some fabulous inspiration from the team to share with you.

I would also like to enter these challenges please:

Wednesday, 1 June 2022

3 or More layers, with PASSION FOR MARKERS

Hello there my lovely blog chums, I do hope that this week has got off to a good start. Do you have anything special planned to celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee this weekend? We have several events we are hoping to get to, including a beacon lighting, a river pageant and a quiz with afternoon tea! 

Anyway,  for now its time for a new challenge with 


Kitty has set the theme of 

3 or More Layers 

Our lovely sponsors are 
Who have a fabulous prize for our lucky winner and also provided the team with some gorgeous images to work with. 

How sweet, is this Elephant!!! I am using Promarkers to colour and cut the image out with a circular die which I mounted onto a fancy edged circular die cut.  All three papers are older ones, which unfortunately I couldn't find a brand name for. I added three little die cut hearts and a tag. 

I would also like to enter these challenges please:
Use Your Stuff #449 anything goes 
Allsorts Challenge #678 anything but birthday 
Di's Digi Designs Hand coloured images 
Alphabet Challenge D is for Die Cuts
Crafty Animals #62 anything goes, with Animals 

Thank you so much for your visit today xx


Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Spots, Stripes and Anniversaries, with PASSION FOR MARKERS

 Hello there my lovely blog chums.....hope that this week has started well for you. Tuesdays are usually my day off, but my shifts have been changed a little and I've had to go in did feel a bit odd but I guess I'll get used to it and it does give Fridays off instead,  so that's the nice bit!!!

Anyway, enough rambling...its time for a new challenge at 


and it's a very special one as we are celebrating our 13th Anniversary

Our theme is 


We have oodles of fabulous sponsors, so why not click the link and pay us a visit. We also have some amazing cards from all of the design team to share with you. 

For my own DT card I am using "Wallpaper Paste" from LOTV, he was an absolute treat to colour and I can't wait to print this out again. I used an Lotv tag and added a Cameron to it,and an eyelet. The Cameron is my son, who I can't believe will be 22 in September!!!. I added a dotty button and twine to embellish. The stripey paper is my own creation......I enjoy playing around with shapes and stuff on Serif, and I basically drew the shape, coloured it, then replicated to create a pattern.....if I get chance at the weekend I will put together a tutorial, it's fun to do and I was delighted with the result.I decided to add a  little curl up to the bottom corner.....I'm sure I'm not the only one with a little bit of wallpaper doing the same thing!!!!

I would also like to enter these challenges please:

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES #142 May - birthdaye

Crafters Cafe May - spots/stripes
Allsorts 13th Birthday Challenge  - anything for a Birthday 

Tuesday, 10 May 2022


 Hello again,  my lovely blog chums. I hope that this this week has got off to a good start. Hubby and I decided to go out for a little run yesterday and took the dogs, and some sandwiches off to the coast. It was a little breezy, but one of my favourite things is to watch and listen to waves lapping the shore, and any time spent doing this is worth a nip in the air!

Anyway, we have a great new challenge with 


Our theme has been set by Karen and it will be 

For The Men/Boys

We are delighted to ge sponsored by 

If you are a regular visitor here, you might notice that I am a bit of a LOTV fan. I was super excited to get the opportunity to use 

To The Top

On my DT card. I am using the trusty Promarkers to colour. I raided my scrap box for these papers and was chuffed to find this wood effect paper, which I used to die cut the fence. This die is Magnolia  Doohicky "lovely fence". The sentiment is my own creation usually Zipty Doo font, and I do think that in any uphill challenge in life, it is important to pause and reflect on what we has been achieved. 

I do hope that you will hop on over and play along with us, we have some fabulous inspiration from the design team to share with you too.

I would also like to enter these challenges please:

Incy Wincy Designs May Challenge - use a die cut or punch 

Bizzy Becs May - anything goes 

Creatalicious Challenge May - anything goes 

Happy Little Stampers anything goes,  with Dies

Tailor-made cards 4 u - May Challenge,  masculine 

The Male Room Challenge Sport (hope this fits the bill!)

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit me......enjoy the rest of your day xx

Monday, 9 May 2022

Digi’s, Dies and Cutie Pies

 Hello there my lovely blog chums......hope you had a great weekend. Despite the lovely sunshine,  its still felt quite fresh out here. Have had a quiet couple of days catching up on a bit of housework. 

So, it's time for a new Cutie Pie Challenge today 

And our theme is 


Both of which are so popular now, it will be an easy one to play along with so I do hope that you will hop on over and join in. 

Our lovely sponsors are 
Who also very kindly provided some adorable images for the team.

For my own DT card I am using EMMA WITH SNOWBALL,  which you can find with a clicky on the link. I decided to use a pre coloured image for a change and paired it with a download paper from Raspberry Road. In keeping with our dies theme, I am using a faux stitched square, memory box precious mittens and a Spellbinders circular die, which I had already embossed the card to give it texture and hopefully make it look like a snowball. 

I would also like to enter these challenges please:
Christmas Craft Creations April (birthday Challenge)
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #115 anything CHRISTMAS 

Thank you so much for your visit......I will be back tomorrow with another DT card xx