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Sunday, 1 May 2016

Anyone for a Cupcake?

Hello there, hope your bank holiday weekend is going well.

After a random act of kindness/madness a few weeks ago, I swopped one of my week day shifts and found myself having to go into work yesterday, not overtly keen on working weekends, so I've decided that today is going to be a much more relaxing day.

I made today's card for my lovely boss, Nat, who is also one of my very bestest friends too.....like myself, she is partial to a cupcake so I am hoping she will like this zero calorie cake!

I don't very often use "templates" for my card but I thought this one was fab.....and not too fiddly to cut out either.

you can find the template here

today's card features:
  • Cupcake template from Cuddly Buddly
  • Cuttlebug Elegant Swirls embossing folder
  • frosting edged with Ivory promarker
  • Sakura white gelly pen
  • pale blue sticky pearls
  • Little Claire's mini sentiment stamp
  • bow to finish
I would like to enter this into:

thanks again for your visit, time now for a cuppa xx

Saturday, 23 April 2016

When the Crafty Friends went Cute!

Hello friends, hope the weekend has started well....I am still a little giddy with excitement, as I was lucky enough to be the winner of the amazing Birthday candy offered by the lovely Pauline - a Tattered Lace Baby Blue!!! I had to click the link several times, to make sure I wasn't imagining it, lol!

Anyhoo, Today it's time for a new 
and our theme this time is
Cute
it wouldn't take a great deal of scrolling through my blog, or even knowing that I also run a blog challenge of my own based on all things Cute, to know that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE CUTE, so I have been super excited for a couple of weeks now about this challenge.....and even treated myself to one of our lovely sponsors images, just to mark the occasion.

http://disdigidownloads.blogspot.co.uk/
are offering a wonderful prize to our lucky challenge winner.

My DT card features:
  • Maurice the Mouse from Di's digi downloads
  • coloured with promarkers
  • mounted on to spellbinders lacy circle die cut
  • memory box label dies used for tabs and also sentiment
  • pink dotty card from Annamarie designs
  • flowery paper from Rose Garden stack by Craft Creations
  • tiny sticky pearls to finish
Off out shopping later  for a new Ironing board after my old trusty collapsed last night, despite hubby bashing it with a hammer in an attempt to get it up, it wasn't having it....I could think of much nicer things to be out shopping for, but ho-hum!

Can't wait to see your entries for our super cute challenge!

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

One Happy Little Guest........part II

Hello again blog chums! Hope all is fine and well with you!

Today is the start of a new challenge over at 
and this is my second outing as a guest DT......have thoroughly enjoyed doing this, and would jump at the chance of doing it again sometime!
The theme for this challenge is
Pastel Colours

the challenge is sponsored by
who provided some great images for the DT to play with, I opted for "Dancing Squirrel"
The ILP team are a hugely talented bunch and have made some gorgeous cards....click the link at the top to hop on over!

Monday, 18 April 2016

The Cuties and our Woodland Friends

Hello friends! Hope you have had a great weekend. Sadly the weather wasn't as nice as it has been, a few days ago my hubby and I went out for a drive through the Kent countryside and it was lovely to see the bluebells starting to come through - so lets hope the weather perks up soon.

So its time, today, for a Little Extra Cutiness - the Cutie Pie Inspiration post, which features my DT card.
Our challenge theme is 
Woodland Friends

and what could be nicer, at the moment, than a walk in the woods (allbeit with a decent pair of wellies on, lol) so we what to see the cutest of creatures that you might well bump into on such a walk.

Thank you so much to 
who are sponsoring this challenge and not only offering a wonderful prize of two gorgeous digi's, but have also provided some amazing images for the DT to play with.

My DT card features:
  • Hedgy with bee - precoloured image
  • sentiment from LOTV
  • dotty card from Annamarie designs
  • white butterfly paper from an old Me to You stack
  • woodware mini daisy punch
  • dovecraft acrylic dome stickers
  • lace from The Works

We have already had some gorgeous and adorable entries to this challenge, and there is still plenty of time to play along.....you can join us here 

Monday, 11 April 2016

THE CUTIES AND OUR WOODLAND FRIENDS

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Today sees the start of a new Cutie Pie challenge and our theme this time is
WOODLAND FRIENDS 

I will be back next Monday with my own DT card for this, but you can click on the badge above to check out the wonderful cards our DT have made so far!

three bears on a monday

Hello there, my dear friends, here we are at Monday morning again....the weekends fly by all too quickly don't they!

As soon as I saw the colour theme for April's LOTV challenge, this paper came straight to mind, but it has taken me quite a few days from pulling the pad out to having time to do something with it!
So, today's card features:

  • a trio of posies, from Lili of the Valley
  • coloured with promarkers
  • Raspberry Road papers
  • flower die was a old magazine freebie (I am using this such a lot lately - love the shape, size and the faux stitchiness
  • layout inspired by Sketch Saturday challenge
I would like to enter these challenges:
LOTV ideas to inspire - april cardmaking challenge - I have chosen Aqua, Red and Ivory

with a  last gulp of tea, and i'm off to work now......will catch you all later xx

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

One Happy Little Guest at I love Promarkers!

A couple of weeks ago, we went for a visit to Hertfordshire as this is one of the locations my daughter is considering for University later in the year, and whilst we stopped off in a Costa, I checked my mobile only to find an email from Ginny at I love Promarkers offering me the opportunity to be their guest DT for April!!!! Well, I nearly knocked over the wee milk jug I had with my pot of tea in excitement and speed at replying. Since I started partaking in blog challenges, *coughs* years ago, this has always been one of my favourites.......and so here is my card......

The theme for this challenge is
Use two colours
and is being sponsored by Dr Digi, who also provided some awesome images for the team to play with.

My card features:
  • Birthday cake, from Dr Digi
  • coloured with Promarkers - my two colours are Oatmeal and Primrose, by the way
  • sentiment is my own, and have used Mathilde' font
  • papers, button, ribbon, lace and pearls from stash
I very much hope you will join in with this challenge and thank the lovely girls at I love Promarkers for inviting me to spend this time with them!