Monday 13 November 2023

Die Cut and Digi’s with the Cuties

 Hi there my lovely blog chums......I hope you've had a lovely weekend. 

I am planning a trip to Greenwich today, to go to IKEA. I have a few things in mind, that I'm going for, but I'm sure, other random items will fall into my trolley !!

First things first, though....we have a fabulous new challenge starting, over at

The Cutie Pie Challenge

Our theme this time is 


We want to see your gorgeous die cuts, paired with super cute images. 

For my own DT card I am using this adorable Polkadoodles Fuzzypuff digi; Maisie Mouse baking a cake,  which you can find if you click the link. I love the soft colours in this image, and so I chose my papers to compliment. I have used several dies, a faux stitched circular, a faux stitched rectangle, a scalloped edged border, a tag and corners. 

I do hope that you will hop over and play along with us, I would also like to enter a few challenges too....

A Gem of a challenge anything goes week 22
Polkadoodles anything goes week 45
Lets Craft and Create #201 stitched up
Crafty Calendar November anything goes

Thank you so much for your visit today xx

Monday 6 November 2023

SOMETHING - That's not a card, CWTC

 Hello there my lovely blog chums, I've had a busy few weeks and unfortunately I have fallen a little behind myself with my blog posts...but, I'm here now! 

Hope this finds you keeping well. 

So, we are really challenging you at the moment, over at 


We would like to see something that's not a time to get the thinking caps on. 

Here is my own DT creation 

I love to dress my gifts up with a special tag....I had die cut this one with Kraft card stock  and added this sweet little image from LOTV. The candy cane dp is from a stack that I found in TKMaxx of all places. Jingle Bells and twine are from The Works. 

One of the things that has been keeping me so busy, of late, has been preparing for a Craft Fair that was on Saturday. It was very well attended and we had a great day. If you are doing anything similar soon, you might be interested to know that my best sellers were, Cute little jars with dog treats and also some decorative gift bags, containing hot chocolate, marshmallows, lotus biscofff biscuits, and candy Canes. 

Thanks for your visit today, I do hope that you will hop on over and play along with us 

Friday 6 October 2023


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

Its getting to that time of year now, when the shelves of the stores are full of Christmas goodies.....I've already been eyeing up a few decorations that might find their way home with me, at some point,  One of my favourite things about Christmas time is settling up my "Christmas Village" ornaments, and every year I try to add a piece or two, to my collection.  

Anyway, I'm already late with this post,  so no time to waffle on. If you haven't visited us this month,  at


Don't panic, you still have time to play along, the theme is 


Your card also MUST be super Cute and Chrismassy too.

For my own DT card I have used a gorgeous digi stamp image from LOTV, which is coloured with Promarkers.  I add Gold stickles glitter glue to the tinsel to create some shiny and also glossy accents to the baubles. The sentiment is from a Lawn Fawn stamp set. The papers are from a First Edition stack. 
I hope that you will hop on over and play along with us. 

Thank you so much for your visit today xx 

I would also like to enter these challenges please 

Wednesday 13 September 2023

Birthdays and/or Bears, with the Cuties

 Hello there my lovely blog chums......I hope all is well with you . Things seem to be cooling down now, after the short heatwave that we've had here in the UK. It was very well timed for me as I'd had a week of annual leave, so I seized the opportunity for a few days away at the beach. It was glorious to be able to paddle my feet, and swim, in the cooling sea water. 

Back home now, and its time for a new challenge with THE CUTIE PIES.

We have an extra special challenge, this month, as we are celebrating our 12th birthday! I am so proud to have been part of this challenge since the beginning and running things for most of this time. I am blessed to have the most amazing team, who not only make the most fabulous cards, but have always been a huge support to me too. 

Anyway, for September, we are all about  BIRTHDAYS AND/OR BEARS 

We normally run as a JFF challenge, but as its such a special occasion we are delighted to offer this wonderful prize to one lucky winner 

For my own DT card I thought this adorable image from LOTV,  would fit the theme perfectly. I have used Promarkers to colour. I raided my scrap box for this dp. I also used a faux stitched scalloped border die. The candle die, and the happy birthday die were charity shop finds. 

If you'd like to play along with us,  you can hit the link above my DT card...we look forward to seeing you.


I would also like to enter these challenges please:

Tuesday 29 August 2023

Something Snowy, at CWTC

Hello my lovely blog chums....hope you've had a lovely weekend. I'm not a huge fan of days out on a bank holiday weekend, so I've busied myself at home, although I did get up super early yesterday morning to do a boot fair. Just to clear out old shoes, clothes and general shed clutter. I didn't do too badly,  so I am going to treat myself to a little crafty something.....any suggestions?????

Anyway, its time for a lovely new challenge at 


And our theme, this time is


How you show us your "snowy" is entirely your choice.....for my own DT card, I opted for a snow covered post box on this adorable Penny Black stamp. I am using Promarkers to colour.  Also, die cut snowflakes too, from Lawn Fawn. The plaid paper is from a First Edition stack. Enamel dots added to sentiment,  to complete.

We now only have 5 more challenges, until Christmas, so it's a perfect time to play along with us!

I would also like to enter these challenges please:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge August anything goes 

My Time to Craft #515 Use De cuts

ABC Christmas Challenge R for Robin (hope the lil' one is sufficient)

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #146 ANYTHING CHRISTMAS goes 

Thank you so much for your visit today....hope to see you again soon x

Monday 21 August 2023

Stars and Stamps with the Cutie Pies

 Hello there my lovely blog chums.....I hope this finds you keeping well and you've had a great weekend.

I'm a few days late with adding my DT card for our current CUTIE PIE CHALLENGE, but better late than never....and I've even got two cards to share with you!!!

Our theme is 


For my first card, I used this adorable Nativity scene stamp from LOTV. I have coloured with Promarkers, I added stardust stickles to the star, but unfortunately it didn't photograph too well. I used polkadot paper from Limetree Crafts, together with the Stargazer Backdrop die from Heffy Doodle. The sentiment stamp is from Taylored Expressions.

I would like to enter these challenges please:
Merry Little Christmas #51 anything Christmas goes
12 Months of Christmas link up #103 anything Christmas Goes, optional twist stars.

Second up, is the card that I made for my step daughter's birthday, at the end of July, and used digital elements as opposed to rubber stamps, this time.  I have used this image, several times recently, Superstar from Amanda Jayne designs. I coloured the cow with Promarkers, and also Paper Pieced the star to feature the sentiment, this was using a Nitwit download paper.  I also added a die cut star banner, from Your Next Die, to complete.

I would like to enter these challenges please:
Allsorts Challenge #741/2 All Creatures Great and Small
Crafty Animals #75 Anything Goes 
Craft Rocket #106 Animals 
Straight down the middle with patterned paper, free, birthday but with the addition of enamel dots too. 

Thank you so much for your visit, I've got a few cards to add that I've made recently for no other reason than the joy of it, so I'll be back soon x

Tuesday 25 July 2023

Something Green at Christmas with the Cuties

 Hello again, my lovely blog chums. I hope this week has started well for you.

Have you started on your Christmas cards yet, this year? We have a fabulous theme at

 Christmas With The Cuties 

which might kickstart your makes, or help you along the way. We want to see


remembering, of course, that your card must be Christmas themed and, so, so very Cute!

my son treated me to a few crafty goodies for   my birthday, which i've used on todays card. Firstly, a stamp and die set, from My Favourite Things....this wee moose is soooo gorgeous! I have used Promarkers to colour. The papers used here are from a First Edition pad, which was also a birthday gift. The lace is from my local haberdashery, and finally the enamel dots are from Concord and 9th.

Its a nice, easy theme so I do hope you will hop on over and play along.

I would also like to enter these challenges, please:

Crafty Animals #74 Anything Goes, include and animal

Merry Little Christmas Challenge #51, anything Christmas goes

The 12 Months of Christmas #102 Anything Goes

Aud Sentiments #30 Stencils and/or Christmass in July,  plus add a sentiment

Di's Digi Designs Animals Acting Like Humans

Sweet Stampin' Christmas in July

Crafty Catz  #647 Christmas in July

My Time to Craft Christmas #65 Cute Christmas

Have a lovely day xx