Monday 23 December 2013

The Cutest Snowmen in town!

Hi and Merry Christmas to you all!
As much of Britain is currently being battered by heavy winds and rain,  maybe we're not dreaming of white Christmas now, but for the next two weeks you can come snowman building with The Cutie Pies as the theme for our new challenge is....
Only Snowmen Allowed!
for my own DT card, what else could I use but the timeless classic, Snowy from Penny Black
he is coloured with promarkers, and has a frosted ice stickles added too. The paper is from Bo Bunny, the rik rak came from my local haberdashery store, the buttons were salvaged from an old pair of Megan's jim-jams and were attached onto a memory box label die.
The challenge is kindly sponsored by

and one lucky winner will win some adorable digi stamps from their online store.
You can join in with this challenge by clicking the link at the top, you can also check out the other amazing DT cards too. We would love to see your cards for this challenge, especially if you've maybe got a bit of time to hand in between Christmas and the New year.
Thank you for your visit and I wish you and yours and very Happy and Peaceful Christmas xx

Monday 9 December 2013

'Cos you're special to the Cutie Pies!!!

Hi all and thanks for visiting hope you are fine and well.
Soooo, as its Monday its time for a new challenge with
and this time we would like you to make a card for A Special Someone/Friend.
we are lucky enough to be sponsored by
who are offering a smashing prize.
For my own DT card, I have used the scrummy James the Bear from LOTV and coloured him with promarkers, with just a liberal dollop of frosted lace stickles. The snowflakes are all Marianne dies, and I have also used my favourite go-to embossing folder, swiss dots. We would love to see your cards and hear about your special people, so hop on over to join in, and also check out the rest of our DT's amazing cards.
I would like to enter this into these challenges:
ready teddy go - contemporary Christmas - hope this ticks the box!
thanks again for your visit, hope to catch up with you all in the coming days xx

Sunday 8 December 2013

The Birdhouse Bear

Hello, and thank you so much for your visit! Hope you've had a lovely weekend.
Before I go on and tell you about todays card, I wanted to make mention about my brother Richard who, some of you will have read here, has been undergoing treatment for Cancer in his Oesophagus. Anyway, his chemo and radiotherapy both appear to have gone really well and he will be going back into hospital on the 11th for surgery to remove this organ completely and replace it with a "spare" section of his intestine. Although they anticipate he will be in ICU straight after the op, his consultant is confident that he should be home for Christmas. So once again, if I can call upon my lovely friends here for your prayers and positive thoughts, it will mean an awful lot....thank you xx
Right then, back to my little card for today, and way back in the summer I was lucky enough to win a challenge and my prize was digi stamps from Hobby Book, well one of my choices was the adorable Birdhouse Bear.... 
I have coloured this with promarkers and just a little dollop of frosted lace stickles. The paper is a magazine freebie download that I tweaked the colour tone to suit. The dies are Memory Box Fremont Crest, and the wee holly die too. I coloured the white pearls with a promarker to match. Button and ribbon from stash.

I would like to enter this into these challenges:
my time to craft - cute and cuddly Christmas
stampin for the weekend - use some red
natalie and amy - cute and cuddly Christmas

off to bed soon, so that's all for me for tonight, I will be back tomorrow with a new Cutie Pie challenge card!


Friday 6 December 2013

Hello from me!

Hello, there my lovely blog friends, I hope some of you are still there despite my lack of blog-ness for the last two weeks......I hope you are all fine and well too, and have not been badly affected by the recent weather conditions.
I'm just at the end of a lovely week off from work, have been out Christmas shopping several times so that's all going well, and have spent today making Christmas cards (Yay!) I managed to get one photo of said cards, before the battery in the Camera gave up on me, and is now on charge, so watch this space for a few more of my Chrimbly cards...
For this card I used a donated Hanglar & Stanglar image which was coloured with Promarkers, the snowflake paper is a freebie download from Birds cards, and I cant remember where the sentiment came from. The button, twine and pearls all came from Hobbycraft.
I would like to enter this into these challenges, please...
 Before I go, just wanted to give you all an update on our wee house guest.....he opened his little eyes this week!!!!
He is also trying more and more to drag himself around, I'm sure as soon as he gets full strength in his legs there will be no stopping him.....bye for now, thanks and hugs for your visit xx