Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Christmas Cuties!

Hello my lovely blog chums, hope your week has got itself off to a good start! 

Can't believe that it's just two weeks now, until Christmas.....most of the gift shopping is done, as usual I am struggling with ideas for my hubby!! The decorations came down from the attic this afternoon, but everything this year has to be "high up" So that our crazy dog can't get his paws on them!!!
So it's time for the last Cutie Pie challenge of the year, and our theme could only be......

Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are our good friends at
We're all friends here, so I'll let you into a secret.....I made my DT card, using a Crafty sentiments image, it was pink and pretty and I was really pleased with it....I had uploaded it and was in the process of adding my watermark, when I had the D'oh was a flipping birthday card NOT a Christmas one!!!! Ooops.....back to the drawing board!

My Second Attempt at a DT card features:
  • Carol singing Dog from LOTV, one of my Black Friday treats
  • Coloured with ProMarkers
  • Cut with faux stitched square dies, The Works
  • Enamel dots from YNS
  • Snowflake paper is a magazine freebie, tweaked the colour tone using Serif
  • Sentiment is Firenze font
I would like to enter these challenges:
Di's digi designs challenge. Animals acting like humans
Winter Wonderland Challenge Anything Christmas Goes
52 Christmas Card Throwdown Pick a previous 2019 Theme.....I'm going back to June, and the CHORAL theme

 Thank you so much for your visit xx

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Decorating The Tree

Good Morning my lovely blog chums.......I hope you're having a good week so far! I did partake in a little bit of Black Friday shopping this year, a few Christmas pressies and a new frock for our work Christmas do.....but my favourite Black Friday sale was half price digi stamps from Lili of the Valley! I did splurge on a couple, and I am using one on today's card.......

This little bit of yumminess is called Decorating The Tree, there is just something so adorable about the wee faces that the LOTV characters have. I used ProMarkers to colour, with the addition of Gold Stickles glitter glue. The stocking die is the smallest one of a set of Christmas stockings nesting dies from First Edition. I got the set a few weeks ago with an idea in my mind of using the largest die to make an advent calendar, which will be an on-going project for next year. I have a Gold themed challenge in mind when I planned this card, so I dug out a sheet of gold glitter card.....which, I then discovered to be the hardest thing in the world to take a decent photo of.......I just couldn't get the light, "right"!!!

Anyway, I would like to enter these challenges:
Christmas at Sweet Stampin November challenge - Trees

Keep warm, and enjoy your day xx

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Christmas Post!

Hello again my lovely blog chums......hope the weekend is going well for you. In my post yesterday, I mentioned my intentions to pop along to a winter fayre yesterday, well I did just that......and after sitting for about 10 minutes in the car park of this particular community centre, wondering why it was so quiet.....I checked on Facebook, only to discover that I was a week late!!!!! 

Anyway, another Christmas card to share today.....
I used a super adorable image from Di's, have coloured with ProMarkers, and an assortment of papers from my off cuts box. Once again I am using enamel gumdrops from YNS, these have to be one of my favourite embellishments, as they always look fantastic, plus they don't add too much "thickness" to a card if you want to be sending it away in the post!

I would like to enter these challenges
Di's Digi Designs Animals acting like humans
Passion for ProMarkers 3 or more layers

Enjoy your day, whatever it may bring.....hubby wants to hear out and do some Christmas shopping today, I don't much fancy the crowds on a Sunday, so we'll have to see!!!

Saturday, 30 November 2019

Return of the Mac!

Good morning my lovely blog chums, and what a cold, foggy morning this is! Not too much planned for the day, as Alistair will be back from his trip to Scotland this afternoon...I may drop in on a Winter Fayre nearby this morning.

I am here, today with a little bit of inspiration for both of the current CUTIE CHALLENGES
The Cutie Pie challenge,  where our theme is
Add An Animal (this challenge runs until Monday lunch, so you'll need to be quick)
Christmas with the Cuties, where our theme is
Show Us Your Santa Hats

The adorable Mac, was always one of my favourite images from DigiStamp boutique.....not least because he looks sooo much like my boys! I have used ProMarkers to colour, and have cut with a faux stitched square. I kept the design fairly simple, I love red and kraft together so added an  off cut of polka dot paper. The sentiment is a magazine freebie embossing folder, finished with a couple of enamel gumdrops from YNS.

I would like to enter these challenges:
We all like to dabble in other craft activities from time to time, I recently got a packet of Air Dry clay to do just that! I have been enjoying making a few Christmas decorations and fully intend to do more of this.....just wanted to share a few photos of my makes, so far......

cut and drying!

I have made wee Holly brooches for myself and the girls at work

 Christmas pudding, this was a bit more of a freehand effort

a doggy bone Christmas tree dec, in memory of our lovely Daisy

 another little doggy bone Christmas tree dec, this will be a gift for my mum from her dog Tilly!

Thank you so much for visiting, enjoy your day xx

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Show us your Santa Hats!

Hello my lovely blog chums.....I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, if you are in that part of the world! 

This week has whizzed by,  hubby has been away in Scotland visiting his daughter and helping out with arrangements for her up and coming wedding, in of his tasks was to order his Kilt, which I cannot wait to see him wearing!!! I will share photos here.....

I took my Mum out, this afternoon, for a lovely mooch around a local garden centre, looking at the gorgeous Christmas decorations and enjoying a yummy hot chocolate (with Marshmallows....obvs!)

So I am a few days late with my DT card, but never mind.....

We have a brand new challenge at
and our theme is

our lovely sponsors for this challenge are
they have a great prize for our lucky winner, and also very kindly provided some gorgeous images for the team to play with.

Co-incidentally, my card is for my step daughter and her fiance, and the sentiment finishes inside, with "and very soon, you'll be Mr & Mrs". I thought that this adorable, Winter Couple image would be perfect.I added snowflake papers, a doily and die cut hearts.

I would like to enter these challenges:
I Love ProMarkers #396 A.G optional Circles
Christmas cards all year round November theme Stockings or other winter clothing

Thank you visiting me today xx

Saturday, 23 November 2019

Chillax-ing on a Saturday

Hello my lovely blog chums, I do hope that you have had a great week. I have had a few days off from work, and it has been nice  to have a few days of not getting up at 5:00am! We've not done an awful lot this week, we did go out for a nice pub lunch, we had a trip to the cinema to see "Last Christmas" , and yesterday afternoon was spent with my lovely step daughter and her gorgeous twin boys....cannot believe that they are nearly 11 months old already, they are such a funny little pair to watch crawling around and  pulling themselves up and shuffling along the edge of the sofa

I am back today, with my second DT card for the
to remind you, the current theme is
and that's exactly what I have done here, with the gorgeous Odd Dog from LOTV. I have used ProMarkers to colour. I used faux stitched squares dies, and a faux stitched label die. The sentiment came from DigiStamp boutique. The gingham paper was a free download and I tweaked the share of blue, using Serif s.e, to match the mug and button. I have finished the enamel dots.

If you haven't joined us for this challenge yet, don't panic.....there is still plenty of time, I do hope you will though xxx

I would like to enter these challenges, please:
I ❤ ProMarkers #397 A.G/real or faux stitching
YNS FUN FRIDAY #127 Mad for Plaid

Monday, 18 November 2019


Hello my lovely blog chums....hope your week has got off to a good start. I've got a few days off from work this week, so we took my Mum out this afternoon to give her an opportunity to do some Christmas shopping. You may know that she took a tumble and broke her hip, back in August. She has done really well with her recovery and is now just reliant on her walking stick to support her walking around, although she isn't too confident about going out shopping on her own anymore, so we do our best to get her out and about.

Anyway, I am here to share my Cutie Pie DT card with you.....

Our theme is
and you  can join us here

Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are

My DT card features
  • Santa and Rudolph stamp from Wild Rose Studio
  • Coloured with ProMarkers
  • Fancy circle die from spellbinders, holly die, tag die, mini scalloped square
  • Red polka dot card, green gingham card
  • Scalloped border punch
  • Sentiment stamps
  • Button and ribbon
I would like to enter these challenges:
Animal Friends Reindeer
Brown Sugar #295 November A.G
Jingle Belles Baby it's cold outside: scarves, mittens rtf
Winter Wonderland use holly and/or ivy
As You Like It cute or traditional Christmas???
Nothing against traditional, but for me it's all about the cuties (as DT owner of Christmas with the Cuties, lol)
ABC Christmas Challenge W for Wreath/X for fauX
Faux stitch on circle die
My Time To Craft Christmas Animals
It would be fantastic if you join us for this challenge,
I enjoyed this theme so much, I made two DT cards, and I will be back later in the week with the other card.....