Monday, 25 October 2021


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

Something of an exciting one here, as we went to pick up my new car on Saturday morning......I had a little red Seat Mii, which had started to develop a few issues so hubby had decided that we'd trade her and now I have a Dacia Sandero...this was all very nice, but it also gave us the opportunity to stop off for lunch at one of my favourite garden centres - at the moment they have  wonderful Christmas displays (I have my eye on a few of the Christmas Village ornaments) so I am hoping to get over there in a  week or so and take Mum for a run out too.

Anyway, on the subject of lovely Christmas is time for a new challenge at 

Christmas with the Cuties 

and our theme is 


We have two fabulous sponsors 


So that's two chances to win an amazing prize!

We love to see pretty pinks on Christmas cards, so we do hope that you will hop on over and play along.

For my own DT card I am using a favourite of mine, this swet carolling mousie from LOTV. I am using Promarkers to colour, and I fussy cut this digi and attached to a tag die cut, which I had embossed with Swiss Dots folder from Cuttlebug. I also used a little off cut at the top of a Doodlebug paper. The sentiment is a stamp, for a change, from a Penny Black set. The dp is a magazine freebie download, which I edited in serif page plus to change the colour tone, to match. I added a panel in the middle to cover a little ink smudge, which I think I got away with!!!! Finally added enamel dots from YNS  to complete.

I Would also like to enter these challenges please:

Christmas Cards All Year Round something Beginning with S or T (snowflakes and stocking on the Pink paper, also Singing)
 Jingle Belles not a creature was stirring 
Daring Cardmakers wear it pink

Thank you so much for your visit today......I will be back tomorrow with another DT card 

Tuesday, 12 October 2021


 Hello there my lovely blog chums....hope this finds you keeping well. I have a little cough/cold going on which seems to be doing the rounds at the moment. Hopefully it will shift soon and until then I will continue plastering myself with Vicks!!!

Anyway,  its new challenge day at PASSION FOR MARKERS 

and Elaine has set the theme of 

"Make It Cute"

Our lovely sponsors are 
Who, also very kindly provided some adorable images for the team to work with. I am a massive fan and I was delighted to use Little Gardener - she is so sweet and I love the wee neckerchief on the dog. I am using Promarkers for my colouring. The floral paper, was floating around in my remnants box, so I'm unsure of its brand. The curly....or I would call it, is a Paper smooches die cut. Its one of those that cuts an outline, but I find running it through the big shot just the once, enables me to keep the inside in place too, which is another nice way to use this die. Again, I have used my new corner dies  - I can see these becoming a regular addition to my cards! Oooh, I also stamped a little sentiment onto the digi image, to complete.

I would like to enter these challenges please:
All Dressed Up #121 A.T.G, using an All Dressed Up image 
Crafty Catz #567 A.T.G  with optional theme: Girly

Have a great day, whatever you're up to and I will catch you soon x

Monday, 11 October 2021

Down on the Farm with The Cuties

 Hello there, my lovely bog chums....I hope you had a lovely weekend. It was a fairly - and much needed quiet one here!

So its time for a new challenge, today, with The Cutie Pies, and our theme is


We would like to see your cutest, farm yard characters featuring on your cards - animals, maybe the farmer, or how about a scarecrow - we will leave it to your imagination, but we cant wait to see your cards.

For my own  DT card I couldn't resist printing off one of my fave oldies from, Digistamp Boutique. I am using Promarkers to colour. This paper combo comes from "My Favourite Things" and I thought the plaid design, particularly was very apt for the theme. I decided to add a little detail with a label die cut in half and a tiny flower added. I had also recently found a pack of corner dies, reduced to a £1, obviously I couldn't leave it there at that price and I certainly couldn't wait to try it out.

I would like to enter these challenges, please:

Cute Card Thursday #693 October atg

Crafty Animals #55 atg

Crofters Castle #46 October atg

Thank you so much for your visit today.....I will be back in the next couple of days with another DT card.

Monday, 4 October 2021

Santa and Rudolph

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

I'd had a few days booked off from work, and we had planned to book a last minute little holiday in Devon. However, given the recent petrol situation, especially here in the South East,  we decided to postpone this trip until next year. We were a bit disappointed,  of course,  but I've busied myself today, at my craft desk. I had a lovely afternoon colouring,  preparing a DT card, and made another Christmas card for my box.

This lil' sweetie is a Wild Rose Studio stamp, coloured with Promarkers. I am using a couple of remnants from my scrap box, die cut into a square and pennant. I added a festive sentiment to complete.I used the sketch shown below, as my design for this card.

I would like to enter these challenges please:

Sweet Stampin Christmas in September 
Christmas Cards All Year Round October challenge - something beginning with S or T ( Santa & Scarf)

Whilst I'm sharing a card with such a cute Rudolph, I wanted to remind you that there is still plenty of time to join us at Christmas With The Cuties, for a Rudolph and Friends Challenge Here

Tuesday, 28 September 2021


 Good Morning my lovely blog chums.......

It's time for a new challenge with


and Natalie's theme for the week is 


Our lovely sponsors are 

I love working with pink at any time of the year, but it is so synonymous with October and Cancer awareness is a wonderful time to get inky and pinky, so I do hope that you will hop on over and play along.

My own DT card features 
  • James - Hello from LOTV 
  • Coloured with Promarkers 
  • Gingham card and dotty card from Limetree Crafts (both purchased at a Sincerely Yours show - oh my gosh, how much do I miss going to events like this!!!)
  • Self adhesive border 
  • Sentiment tag also from LOTV 
  • Die cut tag, and die cut flowers - these are a Sue Wilson die set.
  • Ribbon and twine 
I would also like to enter these challenges please 

Thank you so much for your visit today......please come back soon x

Monday, 27 September 2021

RUDOLPH AND FRIENDS, Christmas with the Cuties

 Good Morning my lovely blog chums.....hope you've had an enjoyable weekend. 

September is always a super busy month for us, with several family birthdays, the last one being our daughter,  Megan's birthday on Friday. We went out for a lovely carvery meal, with the addition of her boyfriends parents too, and a very jolly time was had by all. So now with these occasions done, I can turn my attention to Christmas cards.

Perfect timing, as we have a fabulous new challenge at 


Our theme is 

Nice and easy really, so I do hope that you will hop....or if we're talking Reindeer -;fly on over and play along with us!

My DT card features:
  • Riley the Moose stamp - OK, I know its a Moose, not a Reindeer but we can allow a little wiggle room...hehehe
  • Own sentiment, featuring   font
  • Coloured with Promarkers 
  • Kraft Chardstock
  • Snowflake Paper from The Works 
I would like to enter these challenges please:

Sweet Stampin  Christmas in September 
Jingle Belles Dashing through the snow
My Time to Craft Christmas Challenge #19 Christmas Critters 
The Holly and Ivy Challenge #101 anything CHRISTMAS goes 

Thank you so much for your visit x

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Something Beginning with B

Hello there my lovely blog chums......I do hope that you are keeping well and having a good week so far. I am catching up with laundry and shopping today. We have just returned from a lovely weekend away at  Hayling Island. The weather was gorgeous and with the dogs we enjoyed some great walks along the seafront. We are off again on our travels, this weekend too. A little further afield, to Scotland to see my step daughter and celebrate her 40th birthday. 

Anyway, its new challenge day at 


and it was my turn to set the theme, I've plumped for 


Nice and easy with plenty of scope, so I do hope that you will play along.

 Our generous sponsor this week is Uniko Stamps who are offering one lucky winner 1 stamp set of their choice (which must be in stock) from their online store. 

For my own DT card I am using 

Bobbi Bear from digistamp boutique. Coloured with Promarkers, I think the papers were a free download from Docrafts, the circular sentiment is from Crafty Sentiments, I added wooden embellishments and Wink of Stella to the bubbles.

I would like to enter these challenges please:

Crafty Creations #425 a.t.g

Crafty Sentiments a.t.g

Crafty Calendar September a.t.g