Sunday, 3 June 2018

Festive Furry Friends

Hello my lovely blog chums, thank you so much for visiting me today. Hope you're having an enjoyable weekend.

I am a few days late with this one but we have a fun new challenge at
Which is
Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are our good friends at
I treated myself to this adorable image from Di's.......isn't it gorgeous, it was a joy to colour too.

You might be thinking that it's a little bit too early to start your Christmas cards yet, but with such a fun theme and a great prize up for grabs, why not hop on over and join in!

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Happy Birthday with Crafty Friends

Hello my lovely blog chums, hope this finds you has been far too many days since I popped up here, so it's great to be here now. It's been a super busy time at work for one thing, and we also have our Megan home from Uni for the summer. Before she came home we had agreed to decorate her bedroom when she got home, so the last two and a half weeks have seen us painting, papering, carpet laying and putting together what has felt like half the contents of an Ikea store. Megan's 12 hour per week contract in the garden centre where i work, has morphed into 40 odd hours per week, so most of the decorating has been left to "good old mum and dad"

Anyway, we have a fab new challenge today at
and our theme this time is
Happy Birthday
We all need birthday cards from time to time, so what a great  opportunity!

Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are

Who have a lovely prize for the lucky winner

I chose to use Emma with balloon for my DT card. I remember having a dress just like this one when I was a little girl, and in this co!our green too......I didn't have the flowing locks though!!! I used ProMarker pens to colour and created my own sentiment using Zipty do font.

Hope you will hop on over and join in with us, I will be back with another card later 

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

A DT Double

Hello my lovely blog chums, hope that the week has got off to a good start......We had another weekend away with the caravan, and once again it rained!!! No camping next weekend though, as I am looking forward to watching the coverage of the Royal Wedding

So I have not one but two DT cards to share today, first up is for the Cutie Pie challenge
and our theme is
ADD a Butterfly

Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are our good friends at
My DT card features:
  • James with flower from LOTV
  • Coloured with ProMarker pens
  • Papers are, eau du nil capsule collection from papermania together with a flowery paper from the works
  • The cute little butterfly dies were a magazine freebie
I would like to enter these challenges:
crafty catz weekly challenge A.G with optional Cute

Next up, is our latest challenge at 

and here is my take on this...

Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are
My DT card features
  • Fred the Giraffe from CAAB
  • Coloured with ProMarker pens
  • Collection of papers from Limetree crafts
  • Flower die from Your Next 
I would like to enter these challenges:
Allsorts In the Pink
aud sentiments challenge Cute & with sentiment

So, there we are then.....would love to see your card for either of these challenges, so why not click on the links and join in!

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Animals.....with Crafty Friends

Hello my lovely blog chums, I hope you had a great week, and you are able to enjoy a little sunshine on this bank holiday weekend.....I have been trying to ignore the weeds in my garden, but I don't think it's a task I can avoid for much longer, so that's my plan for today.  My musical accompaniment for this will most likely be the soundtrack from "The Greatest Showman"....which I am playing a lot at the moment, but must remember that as I am working outdoors today, that maybe I don't sing along quite as loudly as I would indoors......!!!!

Anyway, we have a terrific new challenge starting today with 
Crafty Friends
and our theme this time is
Needless to say, I was super excited about this theme as it gave me a perfect excuse to treat myself to a new digi stamp.....Scruffy Edward from LOTV

Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are
My DT card features:
  • Scruffy Edward from LOTV
  • Coloured with ProMarker pens
  • Own sentiment featuring Unkempt don't
  • Circular die and star die
I would also like to enter this card into  these challenges:
craftaholics r us Baby cards

I do hope to see you joining us this time, why not hop on over Here

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

SSW2 - #135

Hello my lovely blog chums, I hope that this post finds you well!

Once again, you find me playing catch up! I am a wee bit late with my DT card for the current SSW2 challenge.....I had a fantastic plan to be super organised at the weekend, only for hubby to remind me that he had booked a short break, in Norfolk to celebrate our 18th Wedding Anniversary. We had many years of family holidays in Great Yarmouth, when I was a little girl, so this weekend was a lovely, albeit cold and wet!, trip down memory lane.

So anyway, back to the sketch.......and my DT card
is based on this fab sketch
This adorable image was provided by our lovely sponsors

I may be a see bit late, but there is still time to play along, so why not hop on over......Click here!

Monday, 23 April 2018

Christmas with the Cuties, Let it Snow!

Good morning my lovely blog chums, hope you all enjoyed  some sunshine this weekend.

So, it's time for a new challenge at
Our theme this time is
Let it Snow

Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are our good friends at

Pink Gem Designs is based in Stourport on Severn, Worcestershire UK.

Began trading in Nov. 2008 to design cute and whimsical craft stamps in clear polymer.
As digi products became more popular Pink Gem Designs also started to produce digital stamps/Card Topper Kits and other digital products such as downloadable papers, clip art etc..

they are offering this lovely prize:
****2 "SINGLE" digi images OR  2 "Card Topper Kits of the winners choice. ****
(or one of each) no sets or sentiments

My DT card features:

  • Cuttlebug embossing folder
  • Stickles Frosted Lace
  • The cute ribbon, was part of the wrapping of a gift  from a very special friend(and teamie!)
  • Sentiment was an old magazine freebie, and  i did question afterwards, whether it was unfair on the snowman to offer warm wishes, lol
Ok, so you may not be thinking Christmas prep, yet.....and especially not with a snow theme, but we would absolutely love for you to join in, so why not hop on over xx

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Sunny Greetings!

Hello my lovely blog chums, hope you're having a great week, Wow, what are difference we enjoying in the weather this week. As good fortune would have it, I had booked this week off from work ages ago, just to use up a but of annual leave. I had a vague hope of getting a bit of gardening done, but when we started to notice the promising weather forecast, hubby decided that it would be good for us....and our dog Nippy, to have a few days away in the caravan. We had just had a weekend away before we sadly lost our other dog, Daisy, and the last few days have been really cathartic for us all. Nippy had been so gloomy at home, and it was an absolute joy to see him running around and looking like he was really enjoying himself.

The card I am sharing today, is also linked to Daisy.....I had actually started making this on the Saturday afternoon, following us taking her to the vets. At the time it served as a distraction, but after losing her two days later, I almost chucked it away....I stopped myself though, and am actually quite happy with it after all!
This little darling from, Lee Holland is one of my favourite images at the moment....I have coloured with ProMarker pens, and mounted onto a Nellie Snellen die. The pretty paper is from a Trimcraft stack, the flower die is from Your Next Die, and this is also a big fave at the moment....the buttons are all from a local haberdashery store.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
passion for promarkers buttons and/or bows
crafty calendar challenge buttons and/or bows
di's digi designs hand coloured images

Before I go,  I just wanted to share a photo of our lil boy having a lovely mooch around the Lower Leas Gardens in  Folkstone. As cute as he looks I am also intrigued by a plant in the's  the really vibrant green one, and i would love to know what it is if anyone has any idea????