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Thursday, 18 July 2019

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!


Good morning to you my lovely blog chums! 

It's been a couple of weeks now, since my last post here - and what a couple of weeks we've had!!! So long story, short....we have a new member of family: a West Highland Terrier puppy, that we have named Harvey. If you've ever had puppy you will now how chaotic that can be, but we found ourselves with a poorly little boy.....he wasn't eating at all and several trips to the vet, and something unmentionable being vomitted up confirmed that the poor wee  chap had been suffering with round worms....he is now on medication, is recovering well and has definitely found his appetite!!! Our older Westie, is still not entirely happy about  the new arrival, but it's very early days yet. Will add a photo at the end this post, but for now I must get back to why I am actually here, lol

So we have a fabby challenge over with the Cutie Pies and our theme is
GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN


our lovely sponsors for this challenge are


who you can visit here

or via Facebook


They also very kindly provided some gorgeous images for the team to play with.......I have used a Little Miss  Sugarpops digi that you can find here. I have used ProMarkers to colour, and image was cut out on a Spellbinders fancy oval die. The birthday gift die is from X cut. The paper is from a Trimcraft stack, enamel dots from YNS, and finally the pearl heart ribbon slider was an eBay purchase....I have been using these on Wedding Invitations, and had some spares.

I would like to enter:
Polka Doodles week 28 A.G
I love promarkers A.G WITH ONE FOR THE GIRLS
aaa birthday MUST BE A BIRTHDAY CARD, FOR A GIRL

And finally, before I finish today......Harvey

With Nippy












Saturday, 29 June 2019

Crafty Friends are Beginning with B

Hello my lovely blog chums, hope you've had a good week....it feels like it's been a busy one here so I am hoping for a more restful weekend. 

So we have a fabby new challenge to play along with at
 and our theme this time is
BEGINNING WITH B
(Your card should include elements that begin with B)..
I have included a Bear, Balloons, Banner,Button, Bow, Border die, Beige and Blooms.
This adorable image is from Lili of the Valley, which I must admit, I haven't used too often.....but is a great to colour so I must use it more often. 

I would like to enter these challenges:Challenge
i love ProMarkers 3 OF A KIND (balloons)

Thank you for visiting me today, enjoy your day....whatever you're getting up to

Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Spots and Dots at Christmas with the Cuties

Good Morning my lovely blog chums, hope this post finds you well - you find me a year older now! Had a lovely birthday, despite having to work, and in all the celebrations I completely forgot to post my DT card for our brand new challenge at 

and our theme this time is

Spots and Dots
So very simply, a super cute Christmas image and plenty of spots and dots

My DT card features:
  • Digi from Lili of the Valley 
  • coloured with promarkers
  • misc papers from stash
  • Snowflake die from Joanna Sheen
  • sentiment features Penelope Anne font and label die from The Works
I would like to enter these challenges:
crimbo crackers  anything goes
christmas at sweet stampin challenge anything goes with optional - Non Tradtional colours
passion for promarkers  four legged friends

Before I go, I just wanted to share a few pics with you all, from the weekend - Megan and I went to an event in London called West End Live, which is held in Trafalgar Square, and gives you the opportunity to see performances from many of the top west end shows, like Wicked, Les Mis, Mama Mia, Alladin  as well as many new and up and coming ones. This was our forth year of going, and  I absolutely loved it.......
Image may contain: 1 person

Image may contain: one or more people
Come From Away

Image may contain: 2 people
Phantom of the Opera

Image may contain: 1 person, text
Only Fools and Horses

Image may contain: one or more people, people on stage and concert 
Six

Thats all from me for today......thanks again for your visit

Friday, 21 June 2019

Feeling Sketchy!

Hello my lovely blog chums....hope you've had a good week!

I used to be on the Design Team at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2, and when I noticed that they are celebrating their 10th....yep 10th Birthday, I absolutely had to join in with their celebratory challenge. Over the last few years, we've all seen challenges that we love, come and go, so its great to see that SSW2 is still going strong!

my card here:

is based on this wonderful sketch, which was used on their very first challenge


My card features: 
  • Hoppy Poppy, and accompanying sentiment stamp from Stamping Bella (this was a Mother's Day gift from my kids) from Seven Hills Crafts
  • coloured with promarkers
  • this pretty flowery paper was a magazine freebie
  • Die cuts used are, Spellbinders fancy labels, Cheery Lynn doily border die, Nellie Snellan circle dies
  • Button from The Works
I would like to enter:
Sweet sketch wednesday 2. anniersary challenge
passion for promarkers beautiful borders

Cheerio for now, lovelies xx

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Rainy day craft sesh

Hello my lovely blog chums.....it's been ages since I posted more than one card in a week, but here I am again!

Despite my shoulder still feeling a bit ropey, I was going to cut my grass this afternoon.....however, a very heavy downpour put pay to that...and actually feeling quite relieved, I made myself and cuppa and made a DT card instead. 

I am out of ink in my printer at the moment, so had a flick through my box of odds and ends and found this.....can't remember where this image came from, but thought it would make a handy addition to my card stash...
Image coloured with ProMarkers, gingham paper from scraps box, have used Mama Elephant star border die, X cut star dies, sentiment features Baby Lexi font.

I would like to enter these challenges
Passion for ProMarkers beautiful borders
Crafty Catz a.g with optional fathers/male

Monday, 17 June 2019

Ribbons, Bows and Cutie Pies

Hello my lovely blog chums, hope this finds you well and you have had a great weekend. I have been trying to rest up, having damaged ligaments in my shoulder a couple of weeks ago, as a result of a bit of heavy lifting at work (and also as a result of Lisa not being as young as she used to be!!!!) It's been really playing me up for the last week so hopefully the pain killers and got and cold compresses will see me right soon. 

Anyway, I am actually here to tell you about the current
 CUTIE PIE CHALLENGE
 Our theme is Ribbons and Bows


 Our sponsors for the challenge, very aptly, are


Your card may be any shape or size, be for any occasion and feature any colours...as long as you keep to the theme and most importantly, include a super cute image....why not hop on over and join in with us.

My DT card features an absolute sweetie from DigiStamp boutique (sadly, no longer trading), coloured with ProMarkers. The papers are from Limetree crafts. Ribbons, now and buttons all from stash and finally sentiment is my own creation using Baby Lexi font.

I would like to enter these challenges:
colour crazy challenge. a.g with hand coloured image
aud sentiments  a.g with a sentiment
the paper shelter ribbons and buttons

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit today xx


Saturday, 15 June 2019

Making it Pink.....

Hello my lovely blog chums!

I don't really have a favourite colour, but there are certain colours that I love to craft with.....one of these is Pink, and when I noticed that this week's Passion for ProMarkers challenge theme is "Make it Pink"......well, I could hardly resist!. I think Antique Pink is a gorgeous shade to work with.
I am using the completely yummy James with Umbrella, coloured with ProMarkers, of course, this pretty paper is from a pad from The Range, dies used are a fancy circle from Spellbinders, flourish for from The Works, and a label die from a Nellie Snellen set. Sentiment is my own creation, I added a bow and pearls to finish.

I would like to enter these challenges:
Passion for ProMarkers make it pink
colour crazy challenge a.g with hand coloured image
as you like it challenge favourite stamp brand - for me it has to be Lili of the Valley, one of my very first crafty purchases were  sheets of pre-coloured images (fairies and Christmas front doors)....this was about 12 years ago, and I have been a huge fan since and whilst I have numerous favourites in the DigiStamp world, LOTV are my favourite rubber stamps, the characters are always completely adorable, and on a practical note, the quality of the rubber stamp and the crispness of the stamping has always been first class too

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.....I will be back with a Cutie Pie card on Monday


Sunday, 2 June 2019

Men, Boys and Crafty Friends

Hello there my lovely blog chums.....hope you've had a great week!

So, its time for a fabby new challenge with
and our theme is
MENS/BOYS
I think we all struggle with cards for the boys, at times, so this is a great opportunity to add a more masculine card to your box, or with Fathers Day, just a few weeks away, maybe you make a gorgeous Dad card.

My DT card features:
  • Fab Fisherman digi stamp from LOTV
  • coloured with Promarkers
  • Kraft card from Limetree 
  • faux stitched square dies from The Works
  • Xcut fish tail bunting die
  • Champagne and Limousines Font

I would like to enter these challenges:
I Love Promarkers. - AG with optional One for the Boys
cardz4guyz - beside the sea
Cute Card Thursday - masculine

Thank you so much for stopping by today xx







Tuesday, 28 May 2019

TAG IT.....at Christmas with the Cuties

Hello my lovely blog chums......I do hope that you've had a lovely  long weekend!

So, great news - Its time for a new challenge at

this time its Sarah's turn as host and she has set the theme of

TAG IT


So we want to see your Super Cute, Christmas creations featuring a tag or maybe you could even make a tag!

Our lovely sponsors are
who will have a fabulous prize for our lucky winner!

Sadly, Little Miss Muffet digi stamp store has now closed, but before they left us I did treat myself to a couple of images, one of which is this adorable chap. I have used Promarkers to colour, with the addition of a bit of Glossy Accents to highlight the specs, my sentiment features Zipty Do font,  lush gingham paper , and I added enamel Gum Drops to finish.

I would like to enter:
dis digi designs challenge  make it masculine
christmas at sweet stampin challenge  A.G with snowflake optional (three little snowflakes on tag)


  

Monday, 20 May 2019

Bingo with the Cuties

Hello there, my lovely blog chums......I do hope that you've had a great weekend. Myself, hubby and the dog have spent a relaxing few days away on the Kent coast in the caravan.

So its time for 
A LITTLE EXTRA CUTIE-NESS
our inspiration post at
and for our theme this time, we have a fab Bingo Board to play along, that was put together by our lovely Shona - I thoroughly enjoyed using this, as we hope you will too! I managed to get to just two short (missing buttons and embossing) how many will you get???

our sponsors for this challenge are our wonderful friends at
so with a great theme, and a yummy prize up for grabs....why not hop on over!

My DT card features:
  • "Dressed Up" digi stamp from LOTV etsy store
  • coloured with promarkers
  • papers from an older Papermania stack
  • Dies used are, flower from Your Next Die and Memory Box Label (cut in half)
  • ribbon and lace from stash
  • emamel gumdrop dots from YNS
I would like to enter these challenges:
allsorts challenge - happy birthday
Joy of Sets Tik Tak Toe 0005 - green, flowers, stripes

patties creations challenge - Birthday
brown sugar challenge - flowers
crafty catz weekly challenge - AG optional buttons or flowers

Saturday, 4 May 2019

Use More Than One Die.....with the Crafty Friends

Hello, my lovely blog chums......hope you've had a great week. Do you have anything exciting planned for this bank holiday weekend?

If you do happen to find yourself with some crafting time on your hands, then why not hop on over and join in our new challenge at
our theme this time is  

USE MORE THAN ONE DIE

Our lovely sponsor for this challenge is
Photo of Logo Badge


Link to Etsy Store:  https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/SheepSkiDesigns
Link to Personal Blog:  http://sheepskidesigns.blogspot.co.uk/
Link to Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1730005463906336/

Prize - One lucky winner will receive 3 digital stamps of their choice 
from Sheep Ski Designs on-line store.

They also, very kindly, provided the DT with the most gorgeous images to play with.....I simply had to use this image, as it sooo much like a certain, very handsome, four legged chap that, as I type, is lying next to me dozing!
Our dog groomer has recently retired, so I thought this would be the perfect way to say Thank You to her for taking such good care with Nippy.
I have coloured the image with Promarkers. The papers are from a pad that came from The Works, the dies used are: Oval from Spellbinders, Memory Box Precious Hearts die (took the heart off) small circle die and pawprint punch, and then finally small label die also from The Works. For finishing touches I added lace and enamel gumdrop dots.

I would like to enter these challenges:
cute card thursday - A.G
lil red wagon - black and white buddie
BUGABOO - may-anything-goes

Before I go I thought, as I have mentioned Nippy in this post, it was only right to share a photo too





Thursday, 25 April 2019

A Sweet and Simple Favourite

Good Morning my lovely blog chums........hope you're having a lovely week so far, and how great has the weather been of late too. We even had a BBQ in the garden at the weekend which was a change from the traditional Easter Sunday roast. It doesn't seem set to last though.

So I was scrolling through my news feed, during my tea break, on Tuesday and I spotted that this weeks theme at Passion for Promarkers is "use a favourite digi/rubber stamp"- now that really is a challenge, how do you pick!!! It certainly got me thinking, and I eventually managed to narrow it down to several catergories: fave character/fave animal/fave bear/fave christmas etc etc, if time allows over the weekend I will try and make another card with a favourite from one of the other catergories.....but for now I am sharing with you what is (currently) my favourite "character" digi (sub catergory - girl) (am I overthinking this, lol)

simply named Girl with Flower, from Lee Holland Illustrations - and you can get her here. If you are a cute fan and you havent yet visited this Etsy store yet, then you absolutely should *I will not be held responsible for your spends though!!!!. With such an adorable image to showcase I decided to keep the rest of the card fairly simple, The image is coloured with Promarkers and I used a Die-namics, from MFT Mini Scalloped border die, and then the perforating tool on my paper trimmer. The pretty pretty paper is from a mini stack that came from The Range. My own created sentiment using the Apples Script Font and Arial font, and to finish  Gumdrops from Your Next Stamp.

I would like to enter these challenges:
Passion for ProMarkers - favourite digi/rubber stamps
The crafty addicts - A.G with optional Pink
aud sentiments challenge 9th Birthday
The Paper Shelter - Sentimental
Simon says stamp, Wednesdays challenge - A.G

Thank you so much for visiting.....enjoy the rest of your day xx

Monday, 22 April 2019

Feature a Creature at Christmas with the Cuties

Hello there, my lovely blog chums - I wish you all a very Happy and Blessed Easter!

I hope you have had a lovely weekend - the weather here was so good, we had our first BBQ of the year! 

I feels a bit odd sharing a Christmas card on Easter Monday -but lets do it anyway, as its time for a brand new challenge at


our theme is

FEATURE A CREATURE

there are all number of animals that lend themselves perfectly to this theme, so we cant wait to see what you come up with!

I went teeny-tiny, creature-wise, and plumped for this adorable mouse from our lovely sponsors


I will probably add a sentiment closer to Christmas, possibly even personalising this card for my daughter, Megan, whilst not such a mouse fan, she does love a candy cane and chunky knitwear!

As ever, I have used Promarkers to colour my image, the background paper is a fabby download from an Etsy store called Digi Rainbow (thank you to Sarah, for the nod in that direction!) I have also used a Snowflake border die, sticky pearls from stash and a plain white ribbon that I coloured with the bluebell promarker to match the bow on the image.

Our wonderful DT have also made some amazing cards for this challenge, so why not hop over and join in the fun!

I would like to enter these challenges


Monday, 15 April 2019

New Beginnings with the Cuties

Hello, my lovely blog chums - I hope you had a great weekend. I was at the Opticians on Friday to collect my new specs, and I am still getting used to them so hopefully my typing wont be jumbled here, lol........I actually mislaid the previous set at work (cannot recall, for the life of me - what I did with the blooming things!!!!)  so will try to be more diligent with this set.....I am getting more forgetful, the older I get though.......

So its time for our "A Little Extra Cutie-ness" Inspiration post at
and I am sharing my DT card, our theme is
NEW BEGINNINGS


Spring is a special time to celebrate New Beginnings, such as a new baby, or a new home or a new job.....and we always need a ready supply of cards for occasions like this, especially cute ones, so why not hop over and join in.

Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are:
who also very kindly provided some adorable images for the team to play with - I thought that Pig with Flower, would be fun to use! I have coloured with with Promarkers, and cut our using a Spellbinders nestie die. The papers are from an older Bo Bunny pad, and I have tried to keep the colours fresh and springlike. The fence is a Magnolia die, the ribbon is from my stash, and I finished with just a couple of die cut flowers and YNS gumdrops.

I would like to enter these challenges:
QKR STAMPEDE - anything goes
MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES - That Spring Feeling
I LOVE PROMARKERS - anything goes, optional use something square (the actual card itself)
crafty calendar challenge - 1 ribbon, 2 or more designer papers

Thank you so much, again, for visiting me today - have a lovely day xx

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Happy Birthday's with Crafty Friends

Hello my lovely blog chums! I hope you're having a great weekend.....so as I type this we are currently away in our caravan for the weekend. Not tot far away from home, on the Kent coast......but far enough to feel like we're away from home!!!

It's time for a new challenge today, from 
Our theme is
HAPPY BIRTHDAY

We all need a ready supply of birthday cards, so what better opportunity, to add to your box!

I made my card, with a very special little girl in mind.....my step Grand Daughter, Erin, who will be 4 soon
I thought that this Pink Gem image, would be perfect, as she is crazy about Unicorns, and I'm sure she would love to own a  costume just like this. She has the most beautiful red hair, which I have tried to recreate here! I have used ProMarkers to colour. The sentiments are my own work, using Piece By Piece font. The papers are bits and bobs from my scraps box. The balloon die used, was an old magazine freebie and is a bit of a favourite of mine. For a little finishing touch I added a couple of Pink Gumdrop, enamel dots from YNS. 

I would like to enter these challenges:



Wednesday, 3 April 2019

One For My Mum

Hello my lovely blog chums, I hope you're having a great week so far.

So the card I am sharing today is the very card that I made for my Mum for Mothers Day.....
This adorable image is Odd Dog, from Lili of the Valley, and I thought it would be perfect for my Mum.....her Patterdale Terrier, Tilly, has become such a good companion over the last few years. I have used ProMarkers to colour, as always. The sentiment is my own creation, and I combined the Apples Script font with the more simple Arial. My favourite embellishments at the moment are Gumdrops/Enamel Dot, and these little lovelies came from Your Next Stamp at Dies to Die For.

I would like to enter:
this is my Promarkers, all day long, I love the selection of colours and the layers of colour that can be achieved

Thank you for visiting me today xx

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

White on White, at Christmas with the Cuties

Good morning to you all, my lovely blog chums.....hope you had a lovely weekend. We had decided that, last weekend, it was time to get the caravan out on the road again for the season.....she has been parked in a storage place on the Kent coast, all winter and we have missed her. We didn't travel too far, just a few miles away to Canterbury, but it was a great opportunity to make sure everything was all in good working order.....thankfully, the heating system was working well as it did get a bit chilly of an evening! I had been to a Dr's appointment, earlier in the week, and apparently my blood pressure is higher than it should be....I'm sure chilling out, this weekend, will have helped!

Anyway, enough waffle, Lisa, So we have a super new challenge at
Christmas with the Cuties
and we really are challenging you this time, with our theme of
WHITE ON WHITE

Our very lovely sponsors for this challenge are

who also provided the DT with some adorable images to play with......thank you!!

We have some absolutely gorgeous inspiration from the DT, so why not hop on over and join in!

Whenever I do W.o.W I tend to use embossing folders, to add a bit of texture and definition. The image i've used here is called Harriet - Cold Christmas which you can find here. Have also used Promarkers to colour.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thank you again for visiting, have a lovely day xx



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