Monday 30 January 2012

Lisa is still singing!

Good Afternoon all! Is is just me or has it gone really cold today? Went off to work this morning bundled up in all sorts of knitwear!

Anyway, we are now middway through our "favouite song" challenge over at The Cutie Pie challenge blog and this is my second dt card, and is based on my fave Coldplay song "Yellow", at least that was my intention, but I am sure there are other songs that could work just as well with this..... I would be interested to read your suggestions, lol! There is still a week to join in, so click on the link xx

Thursday 26 January 2012

LOVE....and stuff, with Aud Sentiments

Well, we are in week 2 of our LOVE challenge at AUD SENTIMENTS CHALLENGE BLOG so its time for us Team B folks to share our cards with you. This super cute little mousie is from Mami Doodles, who are our sponsors this time. The sentiment frame was put together by my good self, and did involve a bit of faffing and fiddling,  I dont mind telling you!! I am going to be sending this card to the hubby for valentines day.

If you havent already joined in, we would love your company, so come and find us by clicking the above link.

I would also like to enter my card into both of these challenges:
Crafty Ribbons - Love is, red and black
Ruby's Rainbow, Valentines, red and black

Monday 23 January 2012

Sing-a-long with The Cutie Pies

Good Morning all! Well its time for another challenge with THE CUTIE PIE CHALLENGE BLOG, and I would have to say that this has been one of my fave themes so far. As soon as I spotted this theme on the challenge list that Woo gives us, my head nearly exploded with ideas!!! I managed to whittle it down to two choices, but still couldnt decide which to use for my DT card, so I have one for you here now, and the other I will share with you all next week as my Mid-Challenge card. So, If you've havent already guessed, our theme this time is "Favorite Song". It has been absolutely ages since I last used this Dottie and George (from Charmed cards) image, which I thought would work perfectly with this Rihanna song.........anyone singing along yet??

I should also tell you that  this challenge is sponsored by the lovely Emma at Crafty Emma's Store.    The Winner of the challenge, chosen by myself will win a fab gift certificate to spend at the store (P&P not included).


Our second sponsor is our very own DT Lead WOO who is giving some of her New Stash away
to our Random Winner! A nice trio here for whoever wins to use - a stamp, pack of 50 mini cards and a card kit.

Would love to have your company on this one, and cant wait to see what songs you choose too. CLICK HERE
to join in and also check out the other gorgeous DT cards too xx

Sunday 22 January 2012


Dont worry, havent lost my marbles (to lose would be to suggest I had 'em in the first place, lol!!) Anyway, have been making a dinosaur card today, and couldnt help thinking what a cool word that is!

A few days ago I was rummaging through a paper box, when I found this textured paper, couldnt remember where I had come from, and I did ponder at the time, as to whether or not to keep it, and would I ever use it - well blow me, if I didnt find the perfect opportunity tody! Its Dinosaur time at HERE COME THE BOYS. So grabbed the paper, found this My Grafico image, that I've had on the pc for a wee while and away I went.

So obviously, I would like to enter this card into:
and also
Birthday Sundaes - Birthday sentiment
The Crafty Pad - Lets see something for the boys
Crazy for Challenges - a childs birthday card

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, just put a lovely honey-glazed gammon in the oven, Have got a drop of port left from christmas, and was just thinking about throwing that in with my gravy.........yum!! or as my little friend here would say......RAWR!!!

Thursday 19 January 2012

Feeling the LOVE with Aud Sentiments

Its challenge day at Aud Sentiments and our for our theme this time we'd like to see you using the word "LOVE"  on your project. We're being sponsored by Mami Doodles
Once again Paulette from  TLC Creations. has created something gorgeous  which you can find on the challenge page and you may wish to use on your entry
I'm am now on Team B, so I will be sharing my DT card with you all next week, but our Team A girlies have created some gorgeous card that you can see and hopefully be inspired by.

Wednesday 18 January 2012

something a bit different from me.........

My Mum makes gorgeous scrapbook pages, which I spend ages drooling over, so I decided it was time for me to have a bash at it. However I dont get an awful lot of time to spare and dont have  huge amount of space to work (until my craft shed is up and running!!) so I thought I would do it digitally, so to speak. Have been tinkering around with a few different layouts which I will share with you in the fullness of time, but what I do have to say that I love about digi-scrapping is that its soooo much easier to move stuff around, for someone like me that can be a ditherer...........also the lack of having to tidy up afterwards is a bonus too, lol

Anyway this is a layout that I put together for my step daughter, and it features her ickle furbaby Lucy. I would really value your comments on this one xx

Tuesday 10 January 2012

I have a genuine reason for giving up on the ironing tonight!!

Just wanted to report that all attempts at doing any ironing tonight have had to be abandoned due to an unexpected item in my laundry basket..........just wish he had sat in there earlier!!!

Monday 9 January 2012

Roll out your ribbons..............and lace!

Its challenge day today with THE CUTIE PIE CHALLENGE BLOG, and we are getting the new year off to a super cute start with the theme of Ribbons and Lace.
We are being sponsored this time by:

and also our very own DT member Sharon from Ewe 2 Can Craft, her online store is wonderful and well worth a peep at!

So this is my DT card, and I have used a donated (and deliciously cute!) LOTV stamp, for my "lace" I have used a doily, the paper is from my stash box (sorry cant remember name), and the birthday wording is from a section of a c'bug folder, oh and the dotty button came from a local fabric store (my lovely Mum, got me a dish of these for Christmas).

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
Birthday Sundaes - birthday card
Sweet Stamping Challenge - spots and dots
Prairie Fairy Fridays - things with sparkly wings

Well, thats it for me for now, i've not been in from work long, i've had a cuppa and sit down so now i'd better go and unload the washing machine and get on with some other equally exciting tasks!!

Saturday 7 January 2012

Hope you're all having a good weekend

Hubby has been busy with work most of this week, and the kids are busy doing their own stuff, so i've been able to get a bit of crafting in....yay! This is one of the cards that I made this afternoon for Ginny's challenge over on Docrafts, the theme being "monochrome". I used this adorable digi from Pink Gem (have used the pre coloured image here) and played around with the image, using serif page plus, to change the colour tone. The backing paper is a very old freebie download from Raspberry road, which I also changed the colour tone of. I was quite pleased with how it turned out.

I would also like to enter this card into these challenges:
Pixie Dust Studio - Monotize
The Pixie Cottage - Monochromatic
Heart Song Inspirations - Anything goes
Incy Wincy designs - Anything goes

Off up the wooden hill to bedfordshire now, night-night sleep tight xx