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????

Monday, 16 April 2018

Delightful Digi's with The Cutie Pies

Good morning my lovely blog chums, hope you had a lovely weekend. I am using up a bit of annual leave this week, so hubby and I decided to have a few days away in the caravan.....hope the weather will be kind to us!

It is A Little Extra Cutie-ness day, which is is little bit more inspiration from the Cuties....Our current challenge theme is 
Delightful Digi's

We have already seen some gorgeous entries, but there is still heaps of time to play along, so we hope you will join us!

Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are our good friends at
So if you wanna be in with a chance to win a bit of digi shopping, you know what to do, right!

My DT card features:
  • Marley-Blooms
  • Coloured with ProMarker pens
  • Mint coloured paper is an oldie from stash
  • Pink gingham from Limetree crafts
  •  Doily and ribbon from stash
  • Flower die was magazine freebie
  • Enamel dots from MME
I would also like to enter:
little miss muffet challenges #186 anything goes
as you like it challenge favourite colouring medium would have to be ProMarker pens....yummy choice of colours and really used friendly
Passion for Promarkers Blooming Days

Thursday, 12 April 2018

SSW2 #134

Hello my lovely blog chums, hope this finds you well!
Just a very short post from me today, haven't really been feeling tip top since the events of last week and now I have a rotten cold! I am full of snot and feel like I am single handedly keeping Klennex in business.

We have a fun and somewhat thought provoking brand New sketch to play with at

which is

and this is my DT creation

Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are

I do hope you will join us!

I do apologise for the shortness of post here, I 'm sure I will be firing on all cylinders again soon xx

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Sending hugs!

Hello my lovely blog chums.....Hope you're having a great Sunday, or whatever day It is when you are here!

So I made this card a couple of weekends ago, but hadn't got around to sharing. I'd had a great time colouring this image, as I do have a tendency to opt for more pastels or subtle shades when I am colouring clothes, but I do have a fondness for red with white polka dots so decided to go a bit bolder here.....

My card features:
  • Pig tail girl from Bugaboo Find me here
  • Coloured with ProMarker pens
  • Sakura white gelly pen
  • Own sentiment featuring Baby Lexi font
  • Scalloped border die
  • Dotty paper from snippets box!
I would like to enter these challenges:
catch the bug  - anything goes
di's digi designs - hand coloured images
Just us girls - Bold
cute card thursday - anything goes

Anyway, once again, the ironing fairy has failed to show up so it looks like I'm just going to have to suck it up and attack it myself....have a great day, and thanks again for taking the time to visit xx

Saturday, 7 April 2018

Share your favourite colour with Crafty Friends

Hello my lovely, lovely blog chums..... I need to start with a huge thank you for your words of comfort on my previous post. It has been a difficult week, and very slowly we are adjusting to life with one less set of paws running around the house. But, life has to go on.....

We have a new challenge with Crafty Friends
and our theme this time is
I did struggle to choose a favourite, favourite...but in the end, it had to be Yellow, so bright and cheerful...... it is also the title of my favourite Coldplay track!

Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are
Who also provided this gorgeous image, which I couldn't resist paper piecing......It looks so much prettier than our own caravan!!!! The papers are from a very old Papermania stack. I have made my own sentiment and used enamel dots to create little detail.

We do hope that you will come and play along with can find us Here

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Till we meet again, Daisy

Our beautiful girl, Daisy became poorly on Friday night when we noticed her having convulsions/tremors. In the early hours we phoned the vet and rushed in with her. Tests showed her blood sugar levels were incredibly low and she was put onto a glucose drip, but despite the best efforts she showed little sign of improving and they diagnosed her as having a Pancreatic Tumour. We were called in yesterday, and had to make the decision to let her go peacefully. When we got there the Vet was busy with another patient but the nurse brought Daisy into the room with us, and at first you wouldn't have believed there was anything wrong with her, she wandered around and sat with us all but before long she began to really tire, despite being hooked to an IV  of glucose. We all agreed afterwards how lovely it was to have that special bit if time together. Then, after the discussions with the Vet, Daisy went to sleep surrounded by a family that loved her very dearly.

Daisy had only been with us for about five years, when we decided to find a companion for our Westie. We visited a dog rescue place one afternoon, ideally looking for another Westie, and we actually hesitated at first when they started telling us about a Jack Russell cross that had been brought in by the dog warden - then we met her, and fell in love instantly. She was a nervy, timid little soul when she first moved on but  with time and lots of love, she came out of   herself, and became what we often described as a "bustling busy body" of a dog, and she brought great joy and happiness to our family. She was incredibly loving and just appeared to look happy all of the time......and you've never heard a dog snore like she did, lol.

For now, our hearts are broken, and we are so sad to have lost her so suddenly but we know that we have so many happy memories to comfort us.

Friday, 30 March 2018

Happy Easter!

Hello my lovely blog chums, I will start by wishing you all a very Happy Easter, I hope that you will all have a peaceful and blessed weekend......and not too much of a tummy ache after excessive chocolate munching.

I'm here today with my DT card, based on our fabby new sketch at

and this is our sketch
Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are

Who also provided the adorable images for the team to play with
  I found this to be a really versatile sketch to play with, so if you do have a little more time on your hands over the weekend.....why not come and join in!

Before I go, as it's Easter it seems to be a perfect time to share a bunny photo with you all.....spent ages last weekend watching this lil cutie, and managed to get a few photos, but my favourite by far had to be the Yoga pose!!!!! Thanks Bunny 🐇

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Anyone for Bingo????

Hello my lovely blog chums, hope you had a great weekend.The hubby has been pestering me for weeks about getting away in the caravan, so as the weather had decided to buck up a little we managed to get our first run out of the season. We stayed at a campsite near Canterbury, and it was actually a lovely weekend. It felt great to be out in the fresh air.

Anyway the time has rolled around again for a New challenge at
Christmas With The Cuties  
and we invite you to join us for a game of Bingo

Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are
Who also provided so e seriously cute images for the team to play with.

I was quite pleased with myself that I have got three lines on this bingo board, with a vertical, horizontal and diagonal line!

My DT card features:
  • Image from Bugaboo
  • Coloured with ProMarkers
  • Glossy accents
  • Enamel dots
  • Gingham card from Limetree crafts
  • Crafts too embossing folder
  • Border die
I would like to enter these challenges:
passion for promarkers challenge

gorgeous gingham and perfect plaids

abc christmas challenge E - Emboss, F - Frill, G- Glitter
Anything Christmas/Optional Ugly Sweaters

 Off our now for parents evening at Cameron's school, so will say cheerio for now!

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Spring IS here!!!

Hello my lovely blog chums, I hope the week has got off to a good start for you. Ok, so it might still be blummin' cold still here in the UK, but the Cutie Pies have decided to take hold of the situation and bring you some Spring time!!!

Yep, the theme for our current challenge is
Spring Cuties
and it was lovely to make a card that brought a little sunshine to my craft desk, if nothing else, lol!
Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are

and I am lucky enough to be using one of their adorable images on my DT card.

My DT card features:
  • Spring Duck 1 from Bugaboo
  • Coloured with ProMarkers
  • dp 's from Trimcraft
  • Marianne creatables die
  • Own sentiment featuring Zipty do font
  • Ribbon and buttons from The Range
  • Wooden ladybird from Home Bargains!

click Here to join in with the Cuties!

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Mother's Day hugs

Hello my lovely blog chums......Hope  you've been having a great weekend. If you are a Mum, hope you have been enjoying the day. The contents of the Amazon parcel turned out to be a fab set of headphones from my lovely Megan, as  she knows I enjoy a bit of box set binging on my tablet. Hubby has given me some money to get myself some new jeans and also instructed me this morning to "treat yourself to a couple of your colouring in pictures" after further probing it turned out he meant Digi stamps, lol. Well he certainly didn't have to tell me  twice, as I had recently stumbled upon some completely yummy Lee Holland images, now available on Etsy.....before long, a click turned into a bit of printing, then out came the ProMarkers, and well, ta-daaa

She really is a little treat to colour! I have used limetree crafts card with this, also a cheery Lynn border die. Little Claire's mini sentiment and a bit of card candi.

I would like to enter:
crafty sentiments anything goes
passion for promarker challenge only girls allowed

That's all for  tonight, got very emotional watching the last episode of Call the Midwife, and am ready for bed now.
I will be back with another DT card later in the week, but will say Cheerio for now.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

Crafty Friends and Special Ladies.....

Hello my lovely blog chums, hope you have had a great week. It is a very special weekend, as we will be celebrating Mothers Day, here in the UK. Sending big hugs to those that no longer have their Mother's with them. My Mum will be coming to us for dinner, Megan will be home from Uni for Easter, at the end of the month so I fully intend to get an extra hug then......there is also an Amazon box that arrived in the post this week, that I am not allowed to touch!!!

Anyway, it's time for a new challenge with
and our theme this time is very aptly
For a Special Lady

Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are

We would love to see you joining with us, click our link, and come on over.......

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

SSW2 #131

Hello my lovely blog chums, hope you're having a great week so far......can you believe we're nearly in March already. Although here in Kent, winter is still very much with us!!! 

Anyway, it's time for a new challenge with SSW2
My DT card is based on this lovely sketch, I thoroughly enjoyed using it and I really hope, you will be inspired to join in with us this time.

My DT card features:
  • Daisy from Sugar Nellie (an oldie maybe, but still a favourite of mine!)
  • Coloured with ProMarker pens
  • Sentiment stamp from LOTV
  • Flower die from Your Next Dies
  • Butterfly and Cloud die
  • Flowery paper, I think, was a Papermania oldie
  • Gingham paper from my snippets box
  • Ribbon and pearls from stash
This stamp makes me think of warm, spring hope we start to see this soon, at moment I just want to tuck her t-shirt into her jeans, and get some warm socks and a big coat on, lol
As I was saying, winter is still very much with us in Kent, we have had, by our standards, heavy snow for the past couple of days and this was my back garden at 7am this morning
I ventured out and measured 18cms on our picnic table. I drove to work yesterday morning, as the roads were not too bad when I left home but after about 2hrs of more heavy snow, I bailed out and had a really scary drive to go in today, so planning to wrap up and go on foot. 
One of our family REALLY likes the snoww

I would like to enter these challenges:
allsorts challenge something beginning with B (blue, butterfly and bow)
di's digi designs - die cuts challenge
sweet stampin challenge - spring has sprung

Cheerio for now xx

Monday, 26 February 2018

Christmas with the Cuties are back!!!

Hello there my lovely blog chums, hope you had a great weekend. Before I go any further, I must say a huge  thank you for your lovely comments on my last post.

So, it's exciting news today.....after a wee rest Christmas with the Cuties are back......yay!!! We have some really good fun challenges ahead, but are kicking off with a nice, easy theme of

Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are

Why not get a really early jump on your Christmas cards this year, and hop on over and join us!

I would like to enter these challenges:
Allsorts Challenge something beginning with B (bear)
Winter Wonderland challenge  A.G
christmasatsweetstampinchallenge A.G
asnowflakespromise A.G
thehollyandivychristmaschallenge A.G

I will be back with another DT card later in the week, cheerio for now xx

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Hello....and Happy Wednesday!

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

This is pretty much me playing catch up today. So you will know that hubby and I went on a little jaunt, to visit his daughter and her family in  Scotland and to meet our new baby grandson. Well, we had a smashing time and fell completely in love this little fellow.
So now, I am very excited and proud to introduce you all to
Alex Ewan Alistair
born 6th February and weighed in at 8lb 3oz

The day after returning home we had to take our Daisy (our Jack Russell X Shih Tzu) to the vet for, what turned out to be quite a big operation. She had to have a unilateral mastectomy. For a little dog, she has quite some stitching there and did need a little extra care and attention over the weekend. She is recovering well though. So before I knew it, Monday had rolled around again, I was back to work and unfortunately not a bit of blogging had happened!!!!

So, I have two DT cards to share today..........

First up, is sweet sketch wednesday
and here is my DT card
Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are
I thought, For you Ducky, would be an adorable image to play with and it actually adapted to the sketch really well. Even though I am late with this, there is still time to play along, so I do hope you will join us.

Ok, next up - hope you're still with me - it's also cutie pie challenge
and our theme this time is
we are sponsered by our lovely friends at
and here is my DT card
I was lucky enough to be given a couple of packs House Mouse pre-printed  images....and I thought this one would fit the theme perfectly.

I would also like to enter this card into:

Just before I sign off for now, I thought I might just add a couple more photos

Alex with Nanny, Grandad and his big sister, Erin.

Cheerio for now xx

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Love is in the air, with Crafty Friends

Hello there my lovely blog chums, so how was your week? 
Have scheduled this post as we are currently away in Scotland, visiting family.

It's time for a new challenge with Crafty Friends, and most appropriately our theme is

Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are
I have used the very lovely - Love Ewe digi, together with yummy papers from Limetree, doily, sticky pears and a heart die cut. Own sentiment featuring Baby Lexi font.I

I would like to enter:
A gem of a challenge....have a heart

I will be back with you when I get home, I'm sure I may have one of two super cute photos to share too. Bye for now xx

Thursday, 1 February 2018

SSW2 #129

Hello my lovely blog chums and Happy February! 
Hope this post finds you fine and well, and having a good week so far. Had a trip to the cinema with the hubby, this week, to see "Darkest Hour". Thought Gary Oldman was fantastic as Winston Churchill and the film, itself, was a terrific watch. As a child of the 70's myself, I had no idea how close we actually were to invasion. Anyway, highly recommend the film.

So, great news - its time for a new sketch and challenge with 

we have another fab sketch, which we hope will inspire you
Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are
who will be offering a great prize to our winner as well as providing some adorable images for the team to play with
I used  "Fly Me To The Moon", with my own twist of giving this little chap a balloon to play with. Image coloured with ProMarker and papers from The Works.

We do hope you will hop on over and join here