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Monday, 12 April 2021

Its Raining Cats & Dogs with the Cutie Pies

 Hello there my lovely blog chums.....I hope you've had an enjoyable weekend, so as our lockdown eases somewhat, I can assume that you've spent your day at the hairdressers before a trip to the shops to buy something new to wear on a trip to your local beer garden......nope, me neither!!

I actually have had a quiet day catching up on some DT work, and on that subject I have a fabulous new challenge to tell you about......



Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are 

They also very generously provided some completely adorable images for the design team to showcase.......I am using Scruffy the dog, gardening,  if you click the link you can find him for yourself. The darker of the two papers is from My Favourite Things and is paired with another from a pad from The Works. I added a run of lace to a faux stitched border, and a sweet little flower button. This lovely sentiment was part of a prize bundle from a recent challenge win...it is from woodware.

I would like to enter these challenges please:
Aud Sentiments #272 anything goes, with sentiment 
Moving Along With The Times #129 April, Animals/Birds
Crafty Gals #217 Make it Green

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




Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Animal Antics, with PASSION FOR MARKERS

 Hello there my lovely blog chums, I do hope that you've had a lovely Easter weekend. Maybe you were even able to spend time with your family and friends. My mum come to us for dinner on Sunday and yesterday I met up with my daughter and we took my dogs and her Cockapoo puppy,  Pippa, for a smashing walk in the woods....unfortunately I'd left my camera in the car, which I kicked myself for afterwards,  having missed the opportunity to photograph "the gang" trotting along together, not to mention the first sign of the Bluebells coming through....well there's always next time.

Anyway, on the subject of animals....we have a fabulous new challenge, kicking off today at

PASSION FOR MARKERS 

and the theme is 

ANIMAL ANTICS


Our lovely sponsors are 

Who you can visit here

For my own DT card I couldn't resist the opportunity to use this super cute Giraffe that I recently acquired from Rachelle Anne Miller. I am using Promarkers to colour, but don't forget that you are now free to use ANY type of markers with our challenges....yay! For my papers, the neutral "leafy" was a magazine freebie and the blue plaid design was from a stack from The Range. I am using a tag die cut with a stamped greeting paired with a Baby die cut. I added enamel dots from Doodlebug as a finishing touch.

I would like to enter these challenges please:

Moving Along With The Times #129 April animals/birds
Alphabet Challenge Z for Zoology (the study of animals)
Dragonfly Dreams feature a creature
Aud Sentiments #271 Animals and Sentiments 
Crafty Rocket #80 Babies/kids

Thank you so much for visiting me today....I am hoping to be back with you in the next day or so.....don't forget to play along with this challenge and all check out the other fabulous DT cards xx

Friday, 2 April 2021

Ladies, Girls & Crafty Friends

 Hello there my lovely blog chums and may I wish you a 

Happy and Blessed Easter 

I hope that you have been keeping well.....so with the restrictions starting to ease, here....have you been able to meet up with friends and family. On Tuesday we had a garden get together with my daughter and her boyfriend together with my  step daughter and her twin sons. Obviously we haven't seen the twins since just before Christmas and they're had their 2nd birthday since then.....I can't believe how much they have come along, we were also so fortunate that the weather was so lovely too. 

Anyway,  I want to invite you to play along with us at 

THE CRAFTY FRIENDS CHALLENGE 

The theme for our new challenge is 

Ladies/Girls 

Our very kind sponsors are 
Who also provided some gorgeous images for the design team....I chose this very pretty Floral Trail Frame. I added wording to the centre using Lavendula font, the image is coloured with Promarkers, and paired a Papermania Capsule Collection paper. I added lace and a pearly ribbon slider to complete.

I would like to enter these challenges please:


I hope you have a lovely weekend......easy on the choccie eggs, though!!




Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Bunnies and Blooms at PASSION FOR MARKERS, Part 2

 Hello again my lovely blog chums.....hope you've had an enjoyable day. 

So I have my second "make" to share with you, for our current challenge at

PASSION FOR MARKERS

and our Bunnies and Blooms theme.....

Just before Christmas, I swapped rooms with Cameron to give him a bigger bedroom and now my craft room is a fair bit smaller and also very grey in decor.....I  can't do much about the size of the room, but some t-slot shelving helps, and I have a pot of  "soft apple green" paint, ready when I eventually get time to  repaint......in the meantime I am loving anything to add a bit of colour, so I made a little wall hanging.
I am using Grown With Love digi from LOTV, such a sweet set but I think each image could shine on their own too. I am using Promarkers to colour with just a little bit of liquid pearls added to the butterfly's to add a little texture. I layered up the image and added punched flowers.

I do hope that you will hop on over and join us.....

I would like to enter these challenges please 

Crafty Creations #419 March atg
Fab & Funky #516 Flowers 
Moving Along With The Times #128 Spring is coming 


Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Bunnies & Blooms at PASSION FOR MARKERS

 Hello there my lovely blog chums, so can you actually believe it has been a whole year since the first lockdown, here in the UK. We observed this day of reflection by observing the minutes silence at midday and I will be lighting my candles out in the porch window tonight.

I am excited to bring this post to you today.....as it my first turn to set the theme for our challenge at 

PASSION FOR MARKERS

I decided to plump for

🌸🐰BUNNIES AND/OR BLOOMS 🐰🌸


Our lovely sponsors are 



Who have an amazing prize for our lucky winner 

When I chose the theme I had the digi in mind, that you will see on my DT card. An absolute sweetie from LOTV. I am using Promarkers to colour. I am using a plaid paper from Doodlebug , with the flip side used for the die cut flowers. I am also using a scalloped border die.

I would like to enter these challenges please 

Allsorts spring flowers #616

Moving Along With The Times Spring is coming #128

Cute Card Thursday Spring Fever #678

Now, I got so excited about this theme that I've actually made a second piece,  which I will share here tomorrow......

So for now, thank you so much for visiting today.



Monday, 22 March 2021

SPOTS AND/OR SNOWFLAKES, CHRISTMAS WITH THE CUTIES

 Hello there my lovely blog chums.....I hope you've been able to have enjoyable weekend.

It was fairly quiet here, after venturing out on Thursday. This was Alistair's first trip out of the house, since coming home from hospital. Ironically it was a trip back there, to take him for an ultrasound but we managed to tie this in with his covid vaccination too.  He has had a mobility scooter for a couple of years now, which certainly made the trip so much easier. He is much brighter in himself now, although he still has along way to go to regain enough strength in his legs to manage without the walking frame.

Anyway, its a busy week on the DT front for me...today we have a great new challenge at 

CHRISTMAS WITH THE CUTIES

and our theme is 

SPOTS AND/OR SNOWFLAKES 


As a Westie parent myself, I couldn't resist the opportunity to use this fabulous image from Fred, She Said. I am using the pre-coloured image, but used my Sakura gelly roller pen to add spots to his scarf. The snowflake paper is from a stack that I bought in The Works (gosh, I cannot wait for The Works to reopen, "non-essential retail" i beg to differ!!!), I added a snowflake die cut border and finally the sentiment is from a Penny Black set.

I would like to enter these challenges please:



Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Getting Merry and Inky

Hello my lovely blog chums......Hope all is well with you

During the last few weeks I have rekindled my love of rubber stamping, upon recommendation from my friend, Sarah, I treated myself to a Stamping Platform  which I have found to be a bit of a game changer!!! I can't believe how easy it is to use and how much crisper and less smudgy the results are.....its been lovely to dig out some old favourites.....and I've even treated myself to a  few Penny  Black Hedgies. Whilst I am caring for my hubby I'm not getting an awful lot of crafting time...but....this card practically made itself!

as you can see, I am using a Penny Black hedgie stamp, and the sentiment is also from Penny Black. I am using Promarkers to colour. The tree paper is an old magazine freebie, I added a pennant die cut to give a little extra detail as well as the pretty doily. If you are interested, at all, in trying a platform, this is the one I got


Anyway, I would like to enter these challenges please 

Thank you so much for your visit today xx