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Saturday, 12 January 2019

New Beginning with Crafty Friends

Hello there my lovely blog chums, I do hope you've had a good week.

So today is the start of a New challenge with
CRAFTY FRIENDS
and what could be more apt, at this time of year, than the theme of
NEW BEGINNINGS
So basically, we would like your card to highlight something new: a baby, a job, a house or maybe new craft goodies.
Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are

Who, as well as offering an awesome prize, also provided the rest of the team with some amazing images to play with......if you hop on over, we have some great inspiration to share with you.

I went completely for dies and punches on my card, for the house i used a faux stitch square, the fence is a magnolia die,  the clouds are Go kreate, heart die and woodware daisy punch. The enamel dots are YNS gum drops.

I would like to enter these challenges:
Cute card Thursday - what's new
alphabet challenge - U is for Use stitching real/faux
crafting with friends - JFF
QKR - AG
Simply Create Too - AG
Crafty Creations- AG

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Wonderfully Cute!

Hello, my lovely blog chums.....hope the new year has got off to a great start, we have had an exciting time, but more about that later.

I was lucky enough to have a few days off from work after Christmas, so I managed to get on top of my DT work as well as make a few cards,  do some colouring just for the fun of it and also play with my new pom-pom maker that a friend introduced me to.

Today's card features:

  • Ballerina Bunny from Wild Rose Studio
  • Coloured with Promarkers 
  • Sentiment from LOTV
  • Scalloped edge border punch
  • Papers and pearls from stash


So our year starred with the arrival of two very special little boys

My lovely step daughter gave birth on 28th December to Alex (just over 5lbs) and  Will (6.9). The new family are settling into family life and, of course, Nanny and Grandad are completely smitten.


Sunday, 16 December 2018

Use a Charm, with the Crafty Friends



Good morning my lovely blog chums, hope you've had a great week....how are you getting on with your Christmas preparations? I finished my gift shopping on Friday, and settled down in the evening, with a pink gin and lemonade, and did the majority of the wrapping. Most of yesterday  was spent putting up the decorations....it's not that we have an excessive amount, but for whatever reason, the blummin' Christmas (a real one) did NOT want to sit evenly in its holder and with each and every light and bauble it got more and more lopsided......and the more it got lopsided the more stressed we got, I was in the verge of flinging it out into the dark and rainy evening, and hauling our 5ft artificial tree out of the loft......but we got there eventually and now it looks lovely

So, it's time for a new challenge  with 
Crafty Friends
Our theme is
USE A CHARM
and you can check it out here

Our lovely sponsors are

Who also provided the most adorable images for the team to play with. I chose "Two Little Mice". I use ProMarker pens to colour, I think the embossing folder used here was from Crafts too together with gingham card. To meet our theme I used a flower charm, which came from Hobbycraft, I attached it to a tag, to draw more attention to it.

This would be a great challenge to play along with if you are still making Christmas cards.....or just as fab for any other occasion, so I do hope that you will hop over and join in!

I would like to enter these challenges:



Monday, 26 November 2018

Anything But A Card.....at CWTC

Hello, my lovely blog chums......hope you've had a great weekend. I am still getting over a bit of a cough, which the hubby has now got too, so we pretty much hibernated for the weekend....but at least that has given me some much needed crafty time...woop!

So we have our new challenge starting today at
and our theme will be
ANYTHING BUT A CARD

I know we get up to all sorts of different things at this time of year, so I can't wait to see your makes...I do hope you'll join us for this one.

Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are
who will be providing a gorgeous Digi Image prize for our lucky winner.

MY DT PROJECT
  • Kraft Gift bag from The Works
  • Benson and Betty Image from Crafty Sentiments
  • papers from Nitwit
  • pearls and lace from The Works
  • Snowflake Die from Joanna Sheen
  • fancy heart die
  • snowflake border die
I would like to enter the following challenges:

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Winter Layers, with the Cuties

Good morning to you my lovely blog chums, hope you had a lovely weekend. Don't think I have shared this news with you all yet, but  we have babies on the way in our family again....the younger of my two step daughter's, and her husband had been trying for some time to conceive, and had three failed attempts at IVF, but then in June we received the exciting news that they were "forth time lucky" .....and with twins too!!!!! How about that. Her pregnancy has been going really well, and it's looking like they will be delivered by C section at the beginning of January.  This weekend has been spent trawling the internet for cots, and we've now got  two ordered for them, and yesterday we went to her Baby Shower which was lovely. I will, of course, update when we have two new little arrivals to tell you about.

Anyway, we have a super New theme for you at
and this is
WINTER LAYERS

So your card should either have an image that represents this theme or feature layers of papers or embellishments.


Saturday, 17 November 2018

Gems, Pearls and Crafty Friends

Good morning to you my lovely blog chums.....hope your weekend has got off to a flying start, if you have exciting plans then I hope that you enjoy!

So it's time for a new Crafty Friends Challenge today, and we have a lovely theme:
Use Gems and/or Pels
Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are

 For my own DT card I am using "Love you bunches" , by Sylvia Zett.  Isn't she the cutest, I recently found this stamp in a Dr Barnado shop.....and I couldn't pay the cashier quick enough, lol. I have used a border die, spellbinders fancy circle die and an Xcut fishtail pennant die. The yellow gingham paperpapers, and the gems are stash oldies and the ribbon was from The Range.

We would love you to hop on over for a visit to Crafty Friends.....We have more great inspiration from the DT to share with you.

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Wrap Up Warm.....you're not kidding me!!

Good morning to you my lovely blog chums! Based on my recent form, I am pleased with myself for managing two blog posts in a weekend......maybe my theory that I DO actually need an extra hour in the day is completely right, and maybe we can change our clocks back more often, lol!!!

Anyway, over at Christmas with the Cuties we are a week into the most adorable....and maybe the most aptly titled theme, given how chilly it is this weekend, 
WRAP UP WARM


Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are


For my own DT card  I am using a gorgeous image from Lee Holland Illustrations Etsy store. I got it, back in the spring with this challenge in mind, and I have been bursting to share it with you all. Image is coloured with ProMarkers, I think the papers are from an older Papermania stack, I have used Memory Box, Precious Mittens die, the sentiment is from a Crafters Companion set that I found in a Dr Barnado shop. Card candi and washi tape added as finishing touches.

Once again we have some fabulous inspiration from the DT to share with you, so I hope that you will hop on over for a little visit.

It's been ages since I entered any challenges, so here goes:

Thank you again for visiting, enjoy the rest of the weekend xx