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Monday, 9 January 2023

JANUARY BLUES, with The Cutie Pies

 Hello there my lovely blog chums, I will start with wishing you a very Happy New Year. We had a really lovely Christmas,  but the weeks leading up to the end of last year proved to be very stressful for me. I have had to pack away my craft room as our small bedroom is being converted into a wetroom. At the same time my daughter and her partner finally moved into their new house, this wasn't without its challenges and just to add to the chaos my hubby had to go into hospital for the first of several kidney stone operations. Before my head exploded once and for all, I had to take a bit of a break from blogging and crafting. The Cutie Pie Challenge and Christmas with the Cuties have taken a little break and unfortunately I have had to stand down from one of my design team positions. 

On a more positive note, I am delighted that The Cutie Pie Challenge is up and running again. We have a super cute and fun challenge starting today, and I do hope that you will hop on over and play along. 

Our theme for the challenge is 

JANUARY BLUES 

we want to lots of Cuteness and many a shade of blue. 


Fortunately I was able to make a card for this challenge before I packed away my stash (later in the year I am hoping to set up one of our sheds as my craft room,  but for the time being everything is either in the cupboard under the stairs or in my mother's back bedroom). I have had this image saved on my PC for such a  long time. It was designed by a lady who used to be a member of Docrafts forum, but I cannot recall her name. I have used Promarkers to colour. The papers used were a magazine freebie. I added a sentiment and a couple of enamel dots. 

Thank you so much for your visit today xx



Friday, 18 November 2022

Our Four Legged Friends

 Hello there my lovely blog chums....hope all is well with you.

So we have a fabulous new challenge, this week, with 

The Cutie Pie Challenge

And our theme is 

FOUR LEGGED FRIENDS 


Our lovely sponsors are 
Who have a great prize for our lucky winner. 

For my own DT contribution, I decorated a gift bag, which has now been stuffed with Walnut Whip sweets and will be given to my Mother as a wee birthday gift from our dogs. So quite appropriately I am using Winter Westie. The papers were an oldie magazine freebie. I used a pennant die cut and a faux stitched panel die cut. Finishing touches, wooden embellishments from The Works and some red ribbon. The pack of gift bags came from Home Bargains. 

We all love using our super cute animal images, so this is always a popular theme....I do hope that you will hop on over and join in with us 

Tuesday, 15 November 2022

Autumn Colours at PASSION FOR MARKERS

Hello there my lovely blog chums......hope all is well with you today.

It's time for a new challenge with PASSION FOR MARKERS and Kitty has set the theme of 

AUTUMN COLOURS 

 

Our lovely sponsors are 
A bit of a favourite of mine......the online store is so worth a visit!

I made my DT card a few weeks ago, after returning from a weekend visiting my in-laws in West Yorkshire. We'd had a day at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (highly recommend, btw) and I'd spotted a tree, whose leaves had taken a gorgeous pinky sort of hue. I don't tend to think of pink as an autumnal shade, and hadn't planned to use it on this card but I soon changed my mind. 

I am using one of the girls from this gorgeous set, and am using Promarkers to colour. The plaid paper is from a Nitwit download set, and the other two papers I salvaged from my off cuts tray. I doubled up on tags, and added a simple sentiment. Also added to the card is a pretty die cut heart. 

I would like to enter these challenges please:
All Dressed Up November #134





Wednesday, 2 November 2022

Christmas, with CRAFTY FRIENDS

 Hello again my lovely blog chums.....so its  now November, and its getting dark earlier,  how are your Christmas cards coming along? We have a fabulous challenge,  this month at

The Crafty Friends Challenge 

Our theme is 

CHRISTMAS 

so whether you've been feeling festive for a while now, or this is the first time you've thought about it, this year.....this is the Challenge for you 


For my own DT card, I decided to use one of my favourite images, not just favourite Christmas or favourite LOTV....But Favourite!!! I love the way this wee mousie is singing with such gusto, and it is always a joy to colour. I am using Promarkers to colour BTW. I recently purchased a few items from another crafter, including a border embossing folder that I am using here, I think it's from Stampin Up. This lovely backing paper is an oldie, I think from Papermania. This little pennant is from a cute little set, also from LOTV and I've attached it with a tiny brad. 

I do hope that you will hop on over and play along.....ooooh, and we have some fabulous DT cards to share too. 

I would like to enter these challenges please 
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #127 anything CHRISTMAS goes 
Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge #26  anything CHRISTMAS goes, with optional 





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





Tuesday, 1 November 2022

Add some doodles, with PASSION FOR MARKERS

 Hello there my lovely blog chums....hope you've had a lovely weekend and this week has started well for you. 

It's challenge day at PASSION FOR MARKERS 

Karen has certainly taken me out of my comfort zone, with her chosen theme.....

"ADD SOME DOODLES"


Our lovely sponsors are 

Who will be treating our lucky winner to a fabulous prize. 

The team also got to play with this set from The Paper Shelter too. 
I am using Promarkers to colour, and just a basic fine liner pen for my Doodle border, I actually quite enjoyed doing this and I'm sure it will be something I'll do again. I went for a lush green and grey colour palette. Papers from Doodlebug and The Range. Sentiment from LOTV, twine from stash. 

I do hope to see you joining in with us this time. 



 

Friday, 28 October 2022

Oh Bring Us Some Figgy Pudding!

Hi there my lovely blog chums, hope all is fine and well with you today.  It's been a busier day here, dog sitting whilst my daughter and her partner go to IKEA, and then taking our old doggo to the vets for a bit of a once over, He is 15, and has some bother with arthritis in his back legs, poor wee boy

Anyway,  We have a super fun new challenge,  this week, at

  CHRISTMAS WITH THE CUTIES 

Our theme is

ANYTHING CUTE AND CHRISTMAS

Optional Theme:  "Oh bring us some figgy pudding"  (feature any Christmas related foods/drinks)


However we may celebrate the Festive Season, food and drink is often at the heart of our celebrations. Our optional extra for this challenge is all about those goodies that we always look forward to . 
For my own DT card I am using this adorable pre-coloured image from LOTV,  The sentiment is also from LOTV. I am using Nitwit papers.. I have been trying to keep many of my Christmas cards fairly flat, this year, for easy postage. 

I would also like to enter these challenges:
Fab 'n' Funky #559  Seasons Greetings 
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #126 ANYTHING CHRISTMAS GOES 


Wednesday, 12 October 2022

Think Pink, with The Cuties

 Hello there my lovely blog chums.....I do hope that you're having a good week so far. We had a short trip to Yorkshire, last weekend to take the opportunity to visit my S.I.L and her husband. We made a point of going out for dinner on Sunday and having a Roast Turkey Dinner, so I guess for me, Christmas has already started,  lol! 

But for now, back to October and our new 

CUTIE PIE CHALLENGE 

Our theme this time is always poignant at this time of year as we

THINK PINK 


Our lovely sponsors are 

Who have a fabulous digi stamp prize for our lucky winner 

For my own DT card I am using Working hard Winnie, and have used Promarkers to colour. The polka dot paper and the pretty flowery paper are from an older stack that I think I purchased from The Range. The green patterned paper was a magazine freebie. I used a faux stitched square die for matting and layering. I also used a small scalloped edged border die. I think that this super cute image could lend itself to numerous occasions, so I  decided not to add a sentiment at the moment. I can do so as and when. 

Whenever we have this theme we always have some amazing entries, so I do hope that you will hop on over and play along with us. 

I would also like to enter these challenges please