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Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Beary Sweet with the Cuties

Good morning to you all, my lovely blog chums.....hope you had a lovely weekend.

So it's A Little Extra Cutieness Day which means I'm here with my DT card for the current Cutie Pie Challenge.
Our theme is Beary Sweet
and we really do have some super cute and very sweet bears to share with you
Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are

I have used a Crafty sentiments image for my own DT card, this was coloured with ProMarkers. I have kept this very simple, using a Tatty Teddy embossing folder, together with an Xcut star die. The sentiment is my own creation using Baby Lexi font. I recently moved over from serif s.e to serif page plus 10 (still quite an old version) but I am finding it great to use with my digi stamps, creating sentiments and such.

I would like to enter these challenges:
CAS on Friday - embossing
i love promarkers - something new.......does a baby count as something new???

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Hello Friend!

Hello my lovely blog chums, I hope you're having a great week so far, when I got home from work, my intention was to take the dog out for a walk beside the river, however, the rain was belting down, and the wind was blowing so much, that I decided to park that idea, and there was no objection from the little chap......obviously there are countless other housewifey tasks that could have occupied my time, but instead I decided to do a little colouring, which then led to making today's card......
This little sweetie comes from a Lili of the Valley pad, she has been coloured with ProMarkers. The papers are from a Raspberry Road pad. The sentiment is my own creation using Baby Lexi font. When we were in Scotland several weeks ago I went into a little haberdashery store to buy ribbon to use on the  wedding invitation samples that I am working on for my step daughter (I will tell you more about this in a future post) I spotted a jar with the gorgeous little buttons with a red gingham bow attached, and I couldn't resist popping a few into my basket..... aren't they cute! Added a couple of acrylic gumdrops from YNS, as a finishing touch.

I would like to enter these challenges:
Passion for ProMarkers - Spots and/or Stripes
Shopping our Stash - Celebrating Friendship
Cute and Crafty - A.G
simon says stamp monday challenge - make it girly/feminine
Crafty Catz - A.G with optional, Best Friends
cute card thursday - A.G

Thank you for visiting today....come back soon xx

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Ladies, Girls and Crafty Friends

Hello, my lovely blog chums......hope you are having a lovely weekend....the weather definitely feels  chillier than it did a couple of weeks ago, but maybe that thats makes for staying in and crafting weather! 

So it's time for a new challenge over at
Our theme this time is, the always popular, 
Ladies/Girls
How perfect, as we have just marked International Women's Day

Our lovely sponsors are

My DT card features this sweet little girl with flowers, it is a stamp that I stumbled upon in a Dr Barnado shop, what a find!, I have used ProMarkers to colour. The image was stamped into cardstock that I had already run through with an embossing folder. This pretty paper is from a pad from The Works, the lace is from a local haberdashery, and have used a Dienamics small scallop die with this. The flowers were made with a woodware punch , with the addition of sugar rush gumdrops acrylic stickers from YNS
and finally the sentiment features Baby Lexi font.

I would like to enter these challenges
Passion for ProMarkers.......Happy Birthday
Allsorts.......for a child
Crafty calendar.......for a child
Di's,.........Tic Tac Toe sentiment, flowers, hand coloured image

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Beginning with B at Christmas with the Cuties

Hello my lovely blog chums, thank you so much for visiting me today....hope we find you well!

After a wee break the team at
are back, and we have a fab and fun challenge to start our 2019 season with.......

BEGINNING WITH B
So, quite simply, we challenge you to see how many items that begin with B, you can use on your card which should, of course, be both Cute and Christmassy too!

Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are
All the info about the challenge, and some absolutely yummy inspiration from our wonderful team can be found with a click on the link above.

My own card features Baking Bears from Di's, they are coloured with ProMarkers, and I have chosen Blues, Brown and Beige tones to fit the theme. Backing paper from The Range, as with the ribbon and Bow. Doily and wooden hearts from stash. The sentiment verse is something I saved on my pc years ago.....and completely forgot about but I thought it suited this image perfectly.

I would like to enter these challenges:
aud sentiments challenge - Bingo (patterned paper, 3D item & ribbon)
cute n crafty christmas - christmas or winter

Before I go, I wanted to share a couple of pics with you......my hubby had recently purchased something from Gumtree  which we had to go down to Devon to collect, and we decided to take advantage of the unusually pleasant weather and so we stopped off for two days in Dorset.....I have wanted to visit this area for many years.....and I wasn't disappointed. I am hoping we will return soon and stay for longer!

As a fan of Broadchurch I was very excited to visit West Bay

Any trip, to any sandy beach Must involve "name in sand writing"

The beautiful view from Portland overlooking Chesil Beach......and me.

Portland Bill lighthouse

The Olympic rings......made from Portland stone

Weymouth

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

One For The Boys, with the Cuties

Good morning to you my lovely blog chums, hope you had a great weekend.....it was so lovely to be walking the dog in the sunshine yesterday.

Anyway, it's A Little Extra Cutie -ness day, which means it's my day to share my DT card for the 

Our theme is
ONE FOR THE BOYS

Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are

For all you need to know about the challenge, and to see the other amazing DT cards, click the link above.

We have a shiny new sponsor this time, so it's a big thanks to

They also, very kindly, provided the team with some very cute  images to play with....I love dungarees on children so  this image choose itself! 



Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Definitely One For the Boys

Hello my lovely blog chums, hope you're having a good week so far, I just wanted to tell you about our latest challenge with the
CUTIE PIES
Our theme is
One For  The Boys

I will be back with my own DT card next Monday.

In the meantime, and whilst I am on the subject of Cuteness and Boys.......this is what we got up to this afternoon

Alistair and I  spent the afternoon with our gorgeous grandsons.....we even went out for a walk and stopped off for a Costa to give their Mummy a very welcomed rest.

This is Will

and this is Alex

The boys are nearly 7 weeks old now, and are doing very well indeed.

Anyway, enjoy the rest of the week and if you do celebrate Valentine's day, I hope you are thoroughly spoiled!

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Anything Goes, with the Crafty Friends Challenge

Good morning to you my lovely blog chums, and I wish you a Happy Saturday! I hope you have had a good week.
You may know that I am a bit of a West End theatre enthusiast, and one of my absolute favourites is Les Miserables....well, we have been fortunate enough to get tickets, this week,  for a concert performance of this wonderful show, that will feature the likes of Michael Ball and Alfie Boe.....now, I just have to wait patiently until November!


So today sees the start  of our latest challenge with
Crafty Friends
and our theme this time is
ANYTHING GOES
Our lovely sponsors are

More into about the challenge and our sponsor, can be foundfound, with a click Here, as well as some beautiful cards from the DT.

My DT card features:
  • Laptop James stamp from LOTV
  • Coloured with ProMarkers
  • Papers from The Range
  • Sentiment created using Serif 10
I have seen a number of cards, recently, using a design much like this, and I love the way it showcases the image, so I thought I'd give it a go!

I would like to enter these challenges, please:

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit, whatever you're up to today, have a good day xx