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Saturday, 13 August 2022

Hello again, my lovely blog chums. Hope you're enjoying the weekend.  I've retreated to a shaded corner of the garden to complete this post. How are you fairing in this heat?

Anyway,  we have a fabulous new theme 

 The Cutie Pie Challenge

We want to see your cutest Creations using 

RIBBONS AND RUBBER STAMPS 


Our lovely sponsors are 
Who have a fabulous prize for our lucky winner 

I am using a super cute Penny Black Christmas Hedgie stamp, which I have coloured with Promarkers. My stamping ink, if choice is a Catherine Pooler. The sentiment is from LOTV. I created a border with a fancy die and added gingham ribbon. It feels a little odd putting together a Christmas card at the moment, but apparently my Mother has put my name down for a table at her church Autum fair, so I thought I'd better think festive.

I would also like to enter these challenges please:

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #121 anything CHRISTMAS goes 
Penny Black Saturday Challenge August anything goes 








Saying it with Flowers, PASSION FOR MARKERS

 Hello there my lovely blog chums, hope you're having a good week, what another warm ones it has been too! 

We have a fabulous challenge at 

PASSION FOR MARKERS 

Karen has set a theme of

SAY IT WITH FLOWERS 


Our lovely sponsors are 

I am using Leann’s World 101 image ‘summer daze, and decided from the get-go, that this lil' lady needed a quirky hair colour,  so out came the Promarkers and off I went!!  The flower paper is from a very old Docrafts stack and the mini polkadot paper is from Doodlebug. The flower die used here is from Your Next Stamp. I also added a little die cut tag,  some ribbon and enamel dots.

There is still time to play along,  so I do hope that you will hop on over 





Monday, 1 August 2022

Summer Colours with Crafty Friends

 Hello there my lovely blog chums.....hope that this finds you well. Doesn't seem possible that we are now in August,how this year is flying by!

And as its the first of the month, its time for a new challenge with 

CRAFTY FRIENDS 

our theme for August is 

SUMMER COLOURS 


I chose this flowery colour scheme as my daughter had recently got a dress for a wedding reception in a very similar print. The papers are from a stack from The Range.  This gorgeous owl is from Pink Gem. I added a sentiment tag, a wooden flower embellishment and a couple of enamel dots. After much pestering from my kids I have recently taken the plunge to use Tiktok, and I have seen a couple of videos on there featuring cards with a folded over corner,  so I thought I'd have a bash at it too.

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


Tuesday, 26 July 2022

Let's Have Some Pink

 Hello there my lovely blog chums,  hope you're having a good day. 

So, it's time for a new challenge with 

PASSION FOR MARKERS 

our teamie, Elaine has set the theme of 

LET'S HAVE SOME PINK 

I love an opportunity for Pink, so thoroughly enjoyed this one. 

Our lovely sponsors are 

For my own DT card I am using Crafty Sentiments image ‘friendship. I used Promarkers to colour. I love to use a die with faux stitching, and I cut out the image, and created a side panel, using these. The pretty paper is from a pad from The Works, i like the softness of the pink. The sentiment is a LOTV digi. I used a couple of buttons and some gingham ribbon to embellish. 

I hope that that you will hop on over and play along.

I would like to enter these challenges please:
Crafty Calendar July Challenge add a ribbon 
Creations in Pink #48 anything goes 







Not Just Rockin Robin

 Hello there my lovely blog chums.......I hope this week has started well for you. We are home now from our caravanning weekend. We were so fortunate with the weather, having enjoyed warm sunshine with a gentle sea breeze but today was overcast and cooler. 

Anyway,  onto more festive matters, and its time for a new challenge at


Our optional theme this month, is once again based on a Christmas song

(Not just) ROCKIN ROBIN 

So we would like to see your cutest Christmas cards,  featuring Christmas Creatures.....dogs, cats, donkey's, Robins - you name it! 


I am using a super-cute Riley the Moose stamped image. I am using Promarkers to colour. The fairy light paper is from a Helz Cuppleditch pad. The sentiment is my own creation, I added sticky pearls and gingham ribbon to complete.

If you are starting to think ahead, why not hop over and play along.

I would like to enter these challenges please:
Crafty Calendar July,  add a ribbon 
CHNC #604, anything CHRISTMAS goes,  optional theme twine or ribbon 
My Time to Craft Christmas Challenge #39 Cutesy Christmas 
My Time to Craft #486 Christmas in July 
Creative Knockouts #462 Christmas in July 

Back tomorrow with another DT card xx



Saturday, 23 July 2022

Little Cuties!

 Hello there my lovely blog chums......I do hope that you are keeping well.

So work and family life has occupied an awful lot of my time recently and I have struggled a bit to keep on top of making my cards AND blogging about them. Subsequently I am super late with my DT card for the current CUTIE PIE CHALLENGE . However, we are having a quiet weekend away in our little caravan and I have a wee bit of time to hand now.......

So anyway, our July challenge has the theme of 

LITTLE CUTIES 

we want to see cards for children featuring oodles of Cuteness 


Our lovely sponsors are 

I am using a proper little sweetie called New Baby, which you can find here. I have used Promarkers to colour. Both the gingham paper and the pink polkadot paper are from Limetree Crafts. I have added some little die cut hearts, a sentiment tag and some lace.

If you haven't already joined in with us,  don't worry, there's still time.....I do hope that you will hop on over.

I would like to enter these challenges please 







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 

HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS 


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 us....here

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