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Monday, 8 February 2016

All you need is Love.....and Cuteness

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Today sees the start of a new Cutie Pie challenge and our theme this time is
ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE 

I will be back next Monday with my own DT card for this, but you can click on the badge above to check out the wonderful cards our DT have made so far!

Monday, 1 February 2016

Sweet Fairy Wishes!

Hello there my dear blog friends, hope the week, and indeed the month, has started well for you.

So far my plan to blog more this year, has got off to a good start, so the next plan is to try and revisit stamps and digi's that haven't seen the light of day for a wee while - and today's card does exactly that. I found this super cute little fairy stamp in a £1 bargin bin at a craft show last spring but I am almost ashamed to say, that this is her first outing!

today's card features
  • image coloured with promarkers
  • dotty paper from a stack from The Range
  • sentiment created by the very talented Kerry (Pickle)
  • mounted onto spellbinders lacy circle die
  • Bow die is the top half of spellbinders precious mittens
  • gems from stash
  • stickles crystal glue 
I would like to enter this into:

Thanks again for your visit today, I'm off to stick the kettle on and crack on with making a batch of cupcakes - I am celebrating 10 years in my job this week, and thought I'd take some cakes in to mark the occasion. xx


Sunday, 31 January 2016

A little Sunday Something!

Hello again, my dear friends.....so, what sort of weekend are we having then? Its a grey and damp one here today, although we did see a little sunshine yesterday. After spending this morning doing some housework, hubby and I went out for a mooch around the shops and for a Costa and now he has gone to look at a friends printer that isn't working, so I decided to add another little card here.

I was lucky enough to receive this gorgeous LOTV stamp for Christmas and had been looking forward to getting inky with it.

Todays card features:

  • LOTV stamp, I think its called The Big Kick
  • coloured with promarkers
  • dotty card from Annamarie designs
  • embossed sentiment
  • sticky back pearls from stash
  • inspiration for the layout taken from sketch saturday challenge (see below)
Once again, I've gone for a fairly simple design here.

I would like to enter this card into:

Just before I go, I must tell you - had the most wonderful time on Wednesday when I went to see Les Miserables with my mum and daughter. I adore the film but this was the first time I had seen the show. The cast were tremendous and it was just an amazing experience!  I went into the interval wanting to join the French Revolution and by the end of the show I was in tears - it is quite something to be moved in so many ways, in one afternoon. Highly recommended, if you haven't seen it!

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Crafty Friends, Birds and Animals

Hello there! Hope the weekend has started well for you.

Its time today, for a new Crafty Friends Challenge
and our theme this time is
Animals/Birds
we have two lovely sponsors
http://www.inkyimpressionsrubberstamps.com/
and 
who are both offering fantastic prizes to our winners and have also been lovely enough to provide some awesome images for the DT to play with......the image on my own DT card is from Inky Impressions

  • Merry Kiss-mas, coloured with promarkers
  • Nitwit paper
  • sentiment created on serif 
  • heart die was a magazine freebie, and have used cuttlebug swiss dots to emboss
  • acrylic dots and lace from The Range
You can click here to join in with us, and also check out the other stunning cards from our DT


Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Simply No:7!

Good Morning to you all and what a wet, windy old day it is too here. We're going to brave the elements later as we are heading into London for the day - my Mum has wanted to see Les Miserables' for a long time so my daughter decided to treat the three of us to tickets to the show for our Christmas present. We were planning to have a mooch along Oxford Street first, but looking out of the window this morning, I have decided we will stop for lunch and shopping at Westfield, nr the Olympic park instead.  

So keeping up with my plan to blog more, today's card is a more simple design.
this card features:
  • LOTV, No. 7 bear
  • coloured with promarkers
  • sentiment made with embossing folder
  • dotty card from Limetree crafts
  • card candi coloured with promarkers to co-ordinate
I would like to enter this into:



Have a lovely day, and thank you for visiting xx


Saturday, 23 January 2016

New Years Resolution starts here!

Good Morning to you, my lovely blog friends..........I hope that the weekend has started well for you. Towards the end of last  year, I was feeling like I was neglecting things here and I decided that I really wanted to blog more  so  I set myself a challenge to blog at least one card/project a week. I was excited and motivated and even had the first card ready in anticipation.......then, other stuff happened and the plan got pushed to one side, but.......as its still January, I'm gonna give it a go.

So,  this is today's/this weeks card 
This adorable lil' lady is Jillian from Wee Stamps.....and she is available as a freebie here I downloaded her previously, but this is her first outing on a card - she is a treat to colour so this wont be  the last time you see her here!

this card features
  • image coloured with promarkers
  • mounted onto Nellie Snellen die cut
  • papers from a gorgeous pad purchased at The Range
  • ribbon, from The Ribbon Girl
  • sentiment created by Kerry (a.k.a Pickle)
  • dovecraft acrylic dots
Kraft card used also, and don't forget the current theme at The Cutie Pie challenge is Krafty Cuties!


I would like to enter...............
a gem of a challenge - in the pink

thanks again for popping in, and thank you also for the kind and supportive messages on my last post, you have comforted me at a really sad time and I really do appreciate this.
 enjoy the rest of your weekend - keep warm!


Monday, 18 January 2016

The one with the Krafty Cuties

Hello there, my lovely friends......I hope all is fine and well with you all.

It has been a very quite blog time for me as last year ended, almost as difficultly as it started. Very sadly, my brother lost his fight with cancer on the 30th December. He had been diagnosed with it being in his lungs, liver and brain, and it had just started to attack his stomach too. Just before Christmas he was admitted to St Catherine's Hospice in Crawley, and we spent a lot of Christmas day there with him. He really was in such a lot of pain, so we do take so much comfort in knowing that this pain has now gone. There was never going to be any other outcome and he is now at peace, his funeral will be this Wednesday.

Richard would've been one of the first to say that life must go one, and go on it must. Today we have the inspiration post for the current Cutie Pie challenge. Out theme this time is
Krafty Cuties
and we would like to see your Cute cards with the addition of Kraft card/paper - easy!

Our challenge is sponsored by  the wonderful
and
who are both offering some amazing prizes, so its well worth hopping on over to the challenge for more info and to check out the other wonderful DT cards.

My DT card features:
  • adorable LOTV image from artpad coloured with Promarkers
  • dp's from a pad purchased at The Range
  • Spelbinders grand stately fancy circle die
  • Xcut tag die
  • lace, ribbon and acrylic dots from stash,
thanks ever so much for your visit today xx