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Monday, 15 June 2015

Ribbons & Pearls with Creatalicious

Hello there, and thank you so much for visiting me today, hope you had a great weekend. When we moved into our house we were lucky enough to inherit a shed/workshop that a previous owner had built, it is 8ft by 10ft so really roomy but it is really close to the house so not only does it obscure the light into my kitchen, but it is also slap-bang in the middle of what could be a superb patio area. So we have decided to dismantle it and move it to a more suitable spot and that is pretty much what we've all been up too....its a slow, steady process as we don't want my hubby to overdo it, but we'll get there!

its time for a new Creatalicious Challenge, and this time its all about the Ribbons and Pearls..............

 our lovely sponsors are:

Di's digi stamps
who's offering a $12 voucher to the winner


is offering 2 images of winner's choice

our lovely friends at Dr Digi, also provided some amazing images for our DT to play with, I chose "Blunderwoman" (which does bring back childhood memories of Bella Emberg in a very similar costume, lol) now I have to say that as an image this was a bit of a departure from the cute-ness that I would normally go far, but it was a fab image to colour nonetheless (even her ample bosom!)

this card also features:
  • image coloured with promarkers
  • paper was an old download, with colour changed to co-ordinate
  • sentiment created on serif
  • Xcut star die
  • ribbon and pearls from stash (pearls coloured with promarkers to co-ordinate)

My fellow Creatalicious teamies have also made some stunning cards for this challenge, so we hope you will hop on over and join in!

I would like to enter this card into:

Saturday, 13 June 2015

One happy little step-granny!

In my last post, a few days ago, I mentioned that I was just back from a trip to Scotland to meet a new member of our family.......and this little lady is our beautiful Grand-daughter Erin, who arrived on 5th May
obviously, I couldn't wait to get my hand on her!

 and my hubby considered it his Grandad-ly duty to buy the biggest bear in Toys r us
 you do forget how tiny these little ones are!

changing the subject slightly, but I have never seen bluebells this shade before!
spotted this in my step-daughters garden, not to sure what it is - but I want one!
Any suggestions?
 have a lovely weekend all!

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Paws for a Purr-fect challenge with the Cuties

Hello there, hope you are all fine and well......its been a wee bit of time since my last post, I have been busy with some "behind the scenes" blog challenge stuff, work has been busy and we also had a short break away in Scotland recently to meet a very special new member of the family (but more about that in my next post)
What I want to tell you all about is this month's
and our theme this time is
Cute Cats and Darling Dogs
our lovely friends at
are our sponsors and are offering a wonderful digi prize to our lucky winner

This was an inspired theme for me as I love cats and will know that we have...

the very handsome Nippy

our gorgeous girl Daisy

and this is our newest recruit

 this is Charlie, who we recently adopted from a Cats Protection shelter
but when it came to choosing a favourite cat/dog image for my DT card, there really was only one choice for me
my DT card features:
  • Mac from Digistamp boutique
  • cut out on spellbinders die
  • coloured with promarkers
  • sentiment was a freebie from the super talented Netty
  • flowery paper from a stack from The Works, the green stripey one from a papermania Christmas stack, not to sure about the pink dotty one
  • ribbon from stash
my Cutie pie teamies have made some amazingly cute cards for this one, so please pay us a visit and take a look!

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
the ribbon girls - animals
crafty creations challenges - all creatures great and small

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Simply Huggable!

Hello there and thank you so much for stopping  by today.....
After another busy week at work I am sooo glad its Saturday, ok there is still lots to do at home but at least there are more cups of tea involved! Off to do the food shopping in a bit, and then an afternoon of battling with the stinging nettles at the bottom of my back garden, lies ahead!
Todays card is a bit special to me as I made it for a lovely friend from work who has been promoted and subsequently moved to another store, its always nice to let your friends know you are thinking of them even if you don't see them every day.
this card features:
  • Albie, the Little Cotton Rabbit from Sugar Nellie (ok, so I have re-gendered Albie for the purpose of my colour scheme!)
  • image stamped with memento tuxedo black, coloured with promarkers and added a slight brush of pink chalk to give a rosy cheek
  • papers are oldies from stash
  • buttons and twine added for detail
  • Xcut scalloped edge border punch
  • sentiment created on page plus
I would like to enter this into:
the sugar bowl blog challenge - 124
fresh brewed designs - ribbon or twine

Do you have any nice plans for today, or is it just a quiet one at home.....whatever you're up too - enjoy xx

Friday, 15 May 2015

Catching Butterflys with Creatalicious

Hello there, my lovely blog friends......thank you so much for visiting me today. Hope you are having a good week so far.
Well now, its the 15th of the month and that means its time for a new
the theme this time is
we are sponsored this time by
Thank you to you both!
Once again our DT have made some amazing cards to inspire, so hop on over to check it all out!
my card features:
  • super cute LOTV image (an oldie, and for the life of me I can't recall the name)
  • coloured with promarkers
  • dies used, Cheery Lynn border die and Poppy Stamps Ivy
  • fiskars small daisy punch from The Range
  • Butterfly embellishment was actually attached to a picture frame which was waste not, want not.
  • ribbon and pearls from stash
Thank you again for taking the time to visit, your comments always leave the biggest smile on my face, so thank you xx

Thursday, 14 May 2015

a bit of "Antique" dusting!

Hello there, and thank you for popping in today......hope this finds you well! What a grim and wet day it has been today......yesterday was gloriously warm and sunny, I cut my front grass, did a bit of weeding and then planted some bedding (Snapdragon and Dianthus)
 So it tickled me recently when I noticed that the lovely Squirrel is running a challenge which required dusting off older craft stash, under the name of the Antiques Road show Challenge! I couldn't resist it, so I've been trawling through old files (many of which have had me groaning in shock and horror at my efforts of yesteryear, lol)  until I stumbled upon this once much loved digi set from Cuddly Buddly
I had originally downloaded it in March of 2007, and it seemed only fitting to use some of my earlier dies too.
this card features
  • Mother Bear set from Cuddly Buddly (image and papers)
  • Go Kreate fancy square die
  • Original Sizzix scalloped edge tag
  • Nellie Snellen "doily" circular die
  • flowers and self adhesive ribbon from Hobbycraft
If you would also like to come for a mooch down memory lane, you can find the everything here


Monday, 11 May 2015

Lots of Lovely Layers and Complete Cutie-ness

Hello there, and thank you so much for paying me a visit today. Hope you've had a lovely weekend.
So, its time again for a new Cutie Pie challenge, and our theme this time is
Lots of Layers
our lovely sponsors for this challenge are

         who are both offering wonderful prizes, so with that and some amazing inspiration from my hugely talented DT, why not hop on over and pay us a visit!
Thank you also to the very lovely Janet from Pink Gem, for providing such gorgeous images for us to play with.
My own DT card features:
  • Teacup Maisy, from Pink Gem, coloured with promarkers
  • layered onto Spelldinders lacy circle die cut
  • Papers from Nitwit
  • lace and pearls from The Works
  • bow from local haberdashery
  • sentiment made using serif page plus
thanks again, for taking the time to stop by today xx