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Monday, 3 October 2022

Use More Than One Die, with Crafty Friends

Hello there my lovely blog chums, I hope you've had an enjoyable weekend. We were at a church charity quiz on Saturday, we came third which we were pretty chuffed about. Yesterday we had a lovely walk out with the dogs enjoying the autumn sunshine.

So, we have a fabulous new challenge over at CRAFTY FRIENDS, and our theme for October is......

USE MORE THAN ONE DIE 

I love this cute little LOTV digi, which I have coloured with Promarkers. The blue polkadot paper is from Limetree Crafts and the brown patterned paper is a Nitwit download. So as for the all important dies.....to create the two Kraft borders, I used a rectangular die, with a faux stitch, paired it with a scalloped edged die, again with the faux stitching. For a little finishing touch I used a pennant die with a little heart die. 

I do hope that you will hop on over and play along with us,

I would also like to enter these challenges please:

Di's Digi Designs include an animal image
Crafty Catz  #608, anything goes optional theme Blue

Tuesday, 27 September 2022

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus........CWTC

 Hello there my lovely blog chums......I hope that this finds you keeping well.

We have a fabulous new challenge at 

CHRISTMAS WITH THE CUTIES 

Our challenges are always Cute, Christmassy and this year we have optional themes based on Christmas songs and Carol's.....so for the next few weeks we will be singing along to

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 

We want to see your cards and Creations, featuring the man himself.

For my own DT card, I have been using a combination of clip artimages from a set, I'd got from Etsy a while ago. This is from Jo Kavanagh Designs, and I would highly recommend a peep as she has some adorable sets. The snowy background scene is from Digistamp Boutique. To add just a little bit of dimension to the design I added Glossy Accents to the coloured gum drops.

Anyway , I do hope that you will hop on over and play along with us 

Monday, 12 September 2022

Birthday Bears with The Cutie Pies

Hello there my lovely blog chums, well, what a few days it has been. Such a sad loss to our country, of our much beloved Queen Elizabeth. 

I am here with a new Cutie Pie Challenge, which I will tell you about in a moment. I did wonder if it would be more respectful to postpone this challenge, but on reflection I decided to press on for a couple of reasons. Firstly,  on a personal note, one of my first memories of both her Majesty and partaking in craft activities, was "helping" my mother make my costume for our Silver Jubilee Street Party in 1977( I say helping, but I think there was a little bit of helping myself to the fruit gum sweeties that I was supposed to glue on to my beautiful crown.) Also, I know I'm not alone in feeling an unexpected sadness at this time, but there is always comfort and solace at our craft desks and amongst friends, in fact, I can imagine in times long ago, groups of women would have gathered to console each other, so there we go......

Anyway, our new challenge has the theme of 

BIRTHDAY BEARS 


Our lovely sponsors are 

Due to current printer problems,  I am using a LOTV  rubber stamp for my card, which I die cut, with the balloon out of the box, and coloured with Promarkers.The flower paper is from a very old Docrafts stack and the mini polkadot paper is from Doodlebug. I used the reverse side of the polka dot paper, together with some ribbon to create a panel. I completed the card with a stamped birthday greeting.

I would also like to enter these challenges please 





Tuesday, 6 September 2022

Anyone fancy a night out on the town?

 Hello there my lovely blog chums.....I hope that you are having a great week so far.

So we have a fabulous new challenge at 

PASSION FOR MARKERS

Linda has set the theme of 
"A Night On The Town"

Our lovely sponsors are 



I am using Party Shoes from Sheepski. If you head home carrying your shoes, because your feet ache so much from dancing the night away, then it's been a good night!!!! I have used Promarkers to colour. I have kept my design quite simple, I am using some lovely,  shimmery pearlescent card with a stamped sentiment.

We might not be tearing up the dance floor, but this challenge should still be lots of fun so I hope that you will hop on over and join us.

Saturday, 3 September 2022

Fairies/Fantasy with Crafty Friends

 Hello there my lovely blog chums, so I hope September has got itself off to a good start for you. We have been enjoying a few days away in the caravan, staying just outside Eastbourne. We have been spending some time with family who came down from Yorkshire, and have had lovely weather, lots of laughter and a copious amount of pink gin!

We have a fabulous new challenge at 

 CRAFTY FRIENDS 

And our theme is 


Me, being me, I went for Cuteness, rather than ethereal, using this fabulous oldie, which I think, was from Sugar Nellie. I have left a suitable corner to add a sentiment or personalisation later on. She is coloured with Promarkers and I also used Wink of Stella to give her wings a more shimmery look. My paper combo features pink gingham and pink hearts which were a magazine freebie, paired blue tiny polkadot from Doodlebug. 
I added a couple of pretty, die cut stars to embellish. 

I do hope that you will hop on over and play along with us......

I would also like to enter these challenges please:



Sunday, 21 August 2022

Ribbons and Rubber Stamps

 Hello again, my lovely blog chums, I  hope you're enjoying the weekend.  I have been having a huge problem with my laptop - stupid thing doesn't even want to switch on now, grrrrrr! It had been playing up when I was preparing this post, which hasn't appeared to have actually gone live, so I'm trying again on my tablet.

Anyway,  we have a fabulous theme at

 The Cutie Pie Challenge

We want to see your cutest Creations using 

RIBBONS AND RUBBER STAMPS 


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

I am using a super cute Penny Black Christmas Hedgie stamp, which I have coloured with Promarkers. My stamping ink, if choice is a Catherine Pooler. The sentiment is from LOTV. I created a border with a fancy die and added gingham ribbon. It feels a little odd putting together a Christmas card at the moment, but apparently my Mother has put my name down for a table at her church Autum fair, so I thought I'd better think festive.

I would also like to enter these challenges please:

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #121 anything CHRISTMAS goes 
Penny Black Saturday Challenge August, anything goes optional theme: music
My Time to Craft Christmas #41 Holly, leaves and berries










Monday, 1 August 2022

Summer Colours with Crafty Friends

 Hello there my lovely blog chums.....hope that this finds you well. Doesn't seem possible that we are now in August,how this year is flying by!

And as its the first of the month, its time for a new challenge with 

CRAFTY FRIENDS 

our theme for August is 

SUMMER COLOURS 


I chose this flowery colour scheme as my daughter had recently got a dress for a wedding reception in a very similar print. The papers are from a stack from The Range.  This gorgeous owl is from Pink Gem. I added a sentiment tag, a wooden flower embellishment and a couple of enamel dots. After much pestering from my kids I have recently taken the plunge to use Tiktok, and I have seen a couple of videos on there featuring cards with a folded over corner,  so I thought I'd have a bash at it too.

Anyway,  I do hope that you will hop on over and play along,  we have some fabulous inspiration from the team to share too xx