Tuesday, 10 May 2022


 Hello again,  my lovely blog chums. I hope that this this week has got off to a good start. Hubby and I decided to go out for a little run yesterday and took the dogs, and some sandwiches off to the coast. It was a little breezy, but one of my favourite things is to watch and listen to waves lapping the shore, and any time spent doing this is worth a nip in the air!

Anyway, we have a great new challenge with 


Our theme has been set by Karen and it will be 

For The Men/Boys

We are delighted to ge sponsored by 

If you are a regular visitor here, you might notice that I am a bit of a LOTV fan. I was super excited to get the opportunity to use 

To The Top

On my DT card. I am using the trusty Promarkers to colour. I raided my scrap box for these papers and was chuffed to find this wood effect paper, which I used to die cut the fence. This die is Magnolia  Doohicky "lovely fence". The sentiment is my own creation usually Zipty Doo font, and I do think that in any uphill challenge in life, it is important to pause and reflect on what we has been achieved. 

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

I would also like to enter these challenges please:

Incy Wincy Designs May Challenge - use a die cut or punch 

Bizzy Becs May - anything goes 

Creatalicious Challenge May - anything goes 

Happy Little Stampers anything goes,  with Dies

Tailor-made cards 4 u - May Challenge,  masculine 

The Male Room Challenge Sport (hope this fits the bill!)

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit me......enjoy the rest of your day xx

Monday, 9 May 2022

Digi’s, Dies and Cutie Pies

 Hello there my lovely blog chums......hope you had a great weekend. Despite the lovely sunshine,  its still felt quite fresh out here. Have had a quiet couple of days catching up on a bit of housework. 

So, it's time for a new Cutie Pie Challenge today 

And our theme is 


Both of which are so popular now, it will be an easy one to play along with so I do hope that you will hop on over and join in. 

Our lovely sponsors are 
Who also very kindly provided some adorable images for the team.

For my own DT card I am using EMMA WITH SNOWBALL,  which you can find with a clicky on the link. I decided to use a pre coloured image for a change and paired it with a download paper from Raspberry Road. In keeping with our dies theme, I am using a faux stitched square, memory box precious mittens and a Spellbinders circular die, which I had already embossed the card to give it texture and hopefully make it look like a snowball. 

I would also like to enter these challenges please:
Christmas Craft Creations April (birthday Challenge)
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #115 anything CHRISTMAS 

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

Tuesday, 3 May 2022

Spring Colours and Crafty Friends

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

I am a couple of days late posting this as hubby and I went away for the weekend. It was our wedding anniversary last week (22 years) and we Celebrated with a trip to The Cotswolds. It was a first trip for me to this area, and we had a great time. It is such a picturesque place. 

Anyway, we have a wonderful new challenge with 


and our theme this time is 

Spring Colours 

We have a colour palette to inspire you 

For the last few days I have been enjoying the beautiful yellows of Laburnum trees or rape seed fields, the purpley shades of Bluebells and Wisteria even pretty blues of Forget-me-nots, so I'm feeling very excited about this theme.

For my own card, I am using a very sweet image from LOTV called "Thinking of you ". I am using Promarkers to colour. I used a couple of circular dies, layered onto a doily. The sentiment tag is also from LOTV. 

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

I would also like to enter these challenges please:
Alphabet Challenge B is for Blooms 
Crafty Gals #230 spring/easter
Di's Digi Designs ribbon or lace 

Here I am enjoying the gorgeous Bourton-on-the-water

Thank you so much for stopping by today 

Wednesday, 27 April 2022

Favourite Colours, with PASSION FOR MARKERS

 Hello again my lovely blog chums.....I hope this week is going well so far.

So, we have a fabulous new challenge at 


Elaine has set the theme of FAVOURITE COLOURS.

Our lovely sponsors are 

Who have a great prize for our lucky winner and also provided the team wipth some fabulous images to work with.

I plumped for "Working hard Winnie", which I coloured with Promarkers. To meet the theme , I love pairing Blues and Brown's together.....and also Vanilla as a hair colour. I am also using a gorgeous paper download from Polkadoodles. I decided to paper piece the armchair and her mug with this download, I think it has a cosy but also contemporary look......and I would love a comfy chair just like this!!!! I used a sentiment stamp. Dies used were, scalloped border, faux stitched square and a wee pennant die. I also added a little flower brad and a wooden key embellishment.

I would also like to enter these challenges please:

Digi Chooseday week 17 anything goes 

Polkadoodles week 17 anything goes 

I do hope that you will hop on over and play along xx

Tuesday, 26 April 2022

Last Christmas I Gave You My Heart

 Hello there my lovely blog chums and how's things with you?

We were lucky enough to have ourselves a two night away break, this weekend, borrowing a Motorhone from some friends. We didn't go very far from home just down to  Canterbury but it was something different for us and we had great fun.

Anyway, today it's the start of a  new challenge at 



 Theme: "Last Christmas, I gave you my heart"

We hope to see some fabulous ways of "hearts" being featured on your cards. For my own DT card this came with the wording of Heart and also die cut hearts. We do hope that you will hop on over and play along with us.

This absolute Cutie is "Christmas Holly " from LOTV, and I am using Promarkers to colour . The sentiment is also from LOTV. I am using a paper offcut which was a Nitwit download. A gorgeous edged border die and a sweet little pair of heart shaped dies to complete.

I would like to enter these challenges please:
As you like it Floral or Cute?? Cute for me!!! Soooo many cute images to work with, something for everyone! I love it when someone picks up one of my cards and say, "awwwww, that is sooo cute"

Christmas Craft Creations April Challenge Tartan/PLAID

Thank you so much for your visit today, I will be back later with another DT card, have a lovely day. It's a lovely sunny day here today, so I hope it's the same with you x

Friday, 1 April 2022

Spring Colour's and Crafty Friends

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

It's been a busier blogging week for me, and now I'm here to tell you all about our fabulous,  latest challenge with

Crafty Friends 

Our theme is 

and we've even given you a little colour palette to set you on your way 

For a spring theme, what could be better than a bunch of if my favourites, and I wish they lasted longer. I am using a super cute digi stamp from LOTV, which I've coloured with Promarkers. Cut with circular dies, and mounted onto a pretty doily. For my paper combo,  I am using a gorgeous flowery paper, which looks a bit like a tulip, from My Favourite Things. I have paired this with an old off cut, and was delighted that the colours matched well together. Ribbon from The Ribbon Girls.

I would also like to enter these challenges please:

Cardz for Galz #169 spring flowers for mother's day or Spring
Seize the Birthday #235 stripe it up
Die cut, patterned paper, green 

Thank you so much for your visit today, have a lovely weekend and hope to see you joining in with us at CRAFTY FRIENDS 

Tuesday, 29 March 2022

You'll Find Me In The Garden, with PASSION FOR MARKERS

 Hello there my lovely blog chums, I hope that this finds you well. Did you have a good weekend? I had a lovely Saturday afternoon out with my daughter then my Mother came to 6s for dinner on Sunday. I was thoroughly spoiled by my daughter who made me a wonderful Mother's Day goodie bag with Pyjamas, Ferrero Rocher, socks, a candle and matching Reed diffuser, and an Adam Kay book....she is a very thoughtful soul, and I am blessed to have her as my daughter. 

Anyway, back to today and it's time for a new challenge at 


I am super excited as it was my turn to set the the weather had been so lovely recently, and I think we've all enjoyed the opportunity to get out into the fresh air, I have plumped for 


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

They also provided some completely adorable images for the team to work with and I couldn't resist this very handsome Gnome, which you can find here. I made this card for my son to send to my mother. So kept the design fairly simple. I am using Promarkers to colour, the sentiment is my own creation. I am using an offcut from my bits and bobs box with a pretty border die.....and that's about it!

I would also like to enter these challenges please:
Sheepski Designs #60  Flowers 
Get Creative #109, use green 
Allsorts #669 In the garden 

I will be back later with the Christmas with the Cuties card that I should have posted yesterday......oops, cheerio for now xx