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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

A bit of a catch up!

Hello there, my very dear and lovely blog friends.....hope you are well.

The last few weeks have flown by in something of a blur, you will see further down the post a couple of piccies that I'd taken along the way,,,,and somehow I've even managed to squeeze in a wee bit of crafty time

I think this image pretty much sums up how I spend a lot of time, lol

This card features
  • image from Wild Rose Studio
  • coloured with promarkers
  • Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl
  • papers and card candi from stash
  • Martha Stewart border punch
  • Sentiment created by Netty

 We recently celebrated our Megan's 18th (she is the gorgeous one in the front with the red hair) this is what I refer to as the "before" picture.......after the drinkies started flowing it would have been a very different picture!
I would also like to add that a few months ago the grassy area behind the gazebo was knee high weeds, the fences were all untreated and where the decking area is stood a 12x10 shed - this is what we got up to during the summer.

The birthday cake that I made for Megan

and finally some cheese scones and peanut butter cookies that I made for our Macmillan Coffee morning/week at work.

I would like to enter my card into:

that's me for to pop the kettle on, and then a bit of blog browsing xx

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Simple on Sunday!

Good Morning! Its a lovely, sunny morning here in Kent.......hope its nice, wherever you are reading this.

Just a quick post for now, as I am just off out with Megan. It will be her....gulp....18th Birthday on Thursday, and we are "outfit for her party next Saturday" shopping. So, its comfy walking shoes and bank card at the ready!!

But not before sharing this card with you......when I saw that this weeks "Less is More"  challenge theme is Technology, I thought it would be just rude of me not to get some ink onto this little sweetie!

This card features:
  • James with Laptop from LOTV
  • coloured with Promarkers
  • sentiment is own creation, using Century Gothic font
  • small blob of glossy accents on the laptop logo badge thing
  • coloured papers from dovecraft to mat and layer

So, of course I would like to enter this challenge:

Have a lovely day.....will catch up with you later xx

Friday, 18 September 2015

Christmas....or Christmoose!

Hello, and thank you for visiting me today.

Hope you've all had a good week and are maybe looking forward to some crafting time at the weekend!

Earlier today, I told one of my work colleagues that I was going to spend the afternoon working on some Christmas cards she almost recoiled in horror - some people just don't "get it" do they, lol!

I particularly wanted to use this image as I thought it fits sooo well with the challenges that I am entering, and I had remembered seeing it a few days ago when I was looking through some stamped images that a dear old craft friend had sent me a long time ago.

todays card features:
  • Riley the Moose stamp
  • coloured with Promarkers
  • Dotty card from Annamarie designs and snowflake paper is a papermania oldie
  • stamp from Me to You set
  • Acrylic dome stickers
I would like to enter this into these challenges:

Anyway, have a great weekend, whatever you get up to xx

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Just because......I enjoy a sketch!

Hello there, hope you're having a good day....such a wet, gloomy day here in Kent and I now fear that I may have to decommission my beloved flip-flops until next summer.

The rain, however, has made it perfectly acceptable for me not to go out and cut the grass or take the dogs for anything more than the obligatory run around the park and its been a bit of crafting for me today instead (i'll not mention the pile of ironing....)

After a bit if DT work, I did a bit of blog browsing and landed on todays Sweet Sketch Wednesday sketch, and couldn't resist.......this is the results.....I'm doing a lot of blue and beige at the moment, a bit of a favourite, colour combi wise.

My card features:
  • LOTV image
  • coloured with Promarkers
  • Blue dotty card from Annie marie designs
  • beige gingham section from my scrap box
  • sentiment is own creation, fonts are Times New Roman and Great Vibe - corner punch used here
  • ribbon from dovecraft
  • wooden embellies purchased at a craft show, can't remember the name of the supplier which is sooo annoying 'cos I want some more!!!
  • acrylic dome stickers from papermania
I would like to enter:

enjoy the rest of your day.....I'm off to tackle that ironing!

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

a Spooky farewell with Creatalicious!

Hello there, and thank you so much for stopping by today!
It is time for a new Creatalicious Challenge
and this time we've gone all bubble, bubble toil and trouble with the theme of

we are sponsored by
who also provided gorgeous images for our DT to play with.
Now, we don't really go in for Halloween so much, but I do enjoy making cute, gift bags!
My DT project features
  • Eleanor Lil Witch from Lacy Sunshine
  • coloured with promarkers
  • backing paper created in page plus using replication of a clip art image
  • sentiment uses Curlz font
  • Joanna Sheen, signature border die
  • dovecraft doily, coloured with promarker
  • button from stash
Hop on over to join in the spooktacular fun, we would love to see you xx

As my title suggests this is a farewell for me, as I have decided to stand down from the Creatalicious and family life is taking up a lot of my time at the moment and during the time I do get to craft and blog I want to be able to focus more on my own Cutie Pie challenge. Thank you so much to Melanie and the team for making me so welcome, I promise I will visit you and take part in a challenge soon xx

Birthday Time with The Cuties

Hello there all, so I hope your week has got off to a good start.

So its time for a new
and we are celebrating our  4th birthday, which we are all sooo excited about!
Our very first challenge, was a Sketch, so what better way to celebrate, and this is what we have lined up for you..................

my superbly talented DT have made some awesome cards using this sketch, to inspire you so we do invite you to come on over and check them out.

Our challenge is sponsored by the wonderful

who are offering a wonderful prize
but not only that
are offering this great prize to our randomly chosen winner
and if that wasn't enough

Our newest sponsor, our lovely friends at All Dressed up are offering a prize of two digi's, which we
will be awarding to an entry of someone that has regularly participated in our challenges over the last four years.

So lots to play for then..........anyway onto my own card

My card features:
  • Image from All Dressed Up (I chose this very cheeky monkey as a nod to the Cutie Pie founder, the very lovely Woo, whose blog is called Crafty Monkey)
  • coloured with promarkers
  • papers are from Nitwit
  • fishtails cut using a section of a xcut star die
  • go kreate die and small spellbinders die used
  • sentiment used Zipty do font
Enjoy the rest of your day, I'm off for a blood test, first thing tomorrow morning and so its a 14hr fast for me later, which i'm not looking forward too :(

Saturday, 12 September 2015

B is for Crafty Friends!

Well, ok I know it isn't really, but that is the theme for the new
Crafty Friends Challenge

hope you're having a great weekend! This morning got off to a wet start, but looks like we may see some sunshine this afternoon.

Its been a busy few weeks for me, and sadly, once again its my poor blog that's been neglected. Have had a lot going on at work, and at home with the family and also behind the scenes with my Cutie Pie challenge, so its really nice to have some time today to actually share a card with you

 the challenge is sponsored by
A Random Fan
A Day For Daisies
For my own DT card I have used:
  •  an image from A Random Fan - Party Animal
  • sentiment BIRTHDAY BOY
  • BLUE gingham BACKING paper
Our DT have made some stunning cards for this challenge, we would love you to join in with us!

I would like to enter this into: