Saturday 21 May 2016

Summertime Fun with Crafty Friends

Hello my lovely blog friends, hope you've had a great week and are enjoying your weekend so has been a very challenging week for me, but more of that later, first I must tell you about our great new challenge at
our theme this time is 
Summer Time 
and I chose the image for my card as I thought this really sums up what fun the simmer can bring.

Our lovely sponsors are:


if you visit our challenge you can find out more about our sponsors including the prize info, and also check out the wonderful cards from the rest of the DT

my DT card features:
  • Rusty's Wagon from Sparkle and Sprinkle
  • coloured with promarkers
  • splodge of glossy accents
  • paper lurking in scrapbox, I think is My Minds Eye - oldie
  • kraft 
  • own sentiment
So like I was saying earlier, I have had a really challenging week - a few weeks ago I was persuaded at work to take a training course to drive the two fork lift trucks, I was apprehensive when I started but even so I can honestly say that I underestimated how difficult I would actually find it. The first three days were spent learning the reach truck which lifts higher and basically moves sideways. I gave it my best shot, but absolutely hated it!!!! I just couldn't get my head around the steering and the more and more I was getting frustrated with myself then I was forgetting how to carry out the maneuvers. It didn't help, either, that our training was being carried out in a delivery yard that we share with a Pets at home, Carpetright and also a PC world store, so it was all very stop, start anyway! Midway Thursday I hit a wall - mentally, not physically!!! - and had a bit of a meltdown. It was agreed with by boss to terminate the course, and that was that. I don't like giving up on anything and still feel disappointed, but sometimes, I guess, some things just are not right for you.....maybe the go-kart in this image would be a much more suitable method of transport for me

Monday 16 May 2016

The Cuties Escape to the Country

Hello there, hope you've had a great weekend and this week has got off to a good start for you.

It's a Little Extra Cutie-ness day with the Cutie Pie challenge, and this is where we bring you a little more inspiration from the team, plus showcase guest Cuties too......if you'd like to be our guest sometime, all you have to do is take part to be in with a chance!

As I mentioned last week, the theme for the current challenge is 
Escape to the Country
and we want you to show us your super cutest images featuring farm or garden or countryside characters.

We are sponsored this time by the wonderful
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as well as offering a great prize they also provided the DT with some delightful images to play with.....I went for "Sunflower Girl" 

My DT card features:
  • Sunflower Girl from 2 Cute Ink
  • coloured with promarkers
  • green gingham card from Annamarie designs
  • Go Kreate cloud die
  • Crealies on the edge die
  • Red twine from Tiger
  • tiny acyrlic dot from dovecraft
some of the items used with this card were recently purchased at the Sincerely Yours show in Maidstone, it was a great event and seems to be growing in popularity.

Wednesday 11 May 2016

Summer Lovin'

Good Morning, and thank you so much for stopping by today....I always appreciate visitors, hope this week is going well for you.

I've been trying to make time to play along with the current A Gem of a Challenge, the theme is "favourite colour combination", and I'm just about there in time! My favourite colour combi does vary....often its Pink, Beige and Ivory, and of late i've used Red and Teal/Mint together but the one I always come back to is Yellow and here we are: 
My card features:

  • Lili of the Valley "Meant to be"
  • coloured with promarkers
  • blue dotty card from Annamarie designs
  • yellow paper from The Range
  • sentiment uses Stalemate font
  • rikrak and acrylic dots from Dovecraft
I would like to enter this into:

Don't know what's happened to the weather, after such a lovely weekend, so please come back summer....we miss you!!!

Monday 9 May 2016

The Cuties Escape To The Country

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Good Morning.....hope you have had a lovely weekend!

Today sees the start of a new Cutie Pie challenge and our theme this time is

I will be back next Monday with my own DT card for this, but you can click on the badge above to check out the wonderful cards our DT have made so far!

Saturday 7 May 2016

Pink tinged with blue...

Hello there, hope you're enjoying your weekend,,,,hasn't it been lovely to see some sunshine in the UK this week - lets hope it continues!

A few days ago Megan gave me a list of cards that she wanted me to make for her teachers, as she will be leaving sixth form in a few weeks. Obviously I am only too happy to oblige with the cards, but at the same time I felt another pang of sadness as this is bringing us closer to the end of this chapter in her life. The start of the next chapter should see her going away to University later in the year, and whilst to her face I am being cheery and optimistic about this when I'm on my own, this is when the tears come and I feel so heavy hearted about having to say goodbye and drive away. I know that I am being ridiculous and she will probably have the most amazing experience.....but this is tough one for me! Soooo, it made sense to get the cards done whilst I still have some composure and I'm not a complete blubbering wreck.

I treated my self to this absolute cutie from Digi stamp boutique as I thought it would be perfect for some of the cards

my card features:
  • thank you teacher - from Digi stamp boutique
  • coloured with promarkers
  • doily from Dovecraft
  • pink dotty card from Anna-marie designs
  • papermania capsule collection paper
  • wooden flower and pearl from stash
  • ribbon from ribbon box
I would like to enter:
in the pink challenge - for a child (hope this counts that its for my daughter to give her teacher)

thank you for stopping by today, always appreciate the visits and thoughtful comments xx

Sunday 1 May 2016

Anyone for a Cupcake?

Hello there, hope your bank holiday weekend is going well.

After a random act of kindness/madness a few weeks ago, I swopped one of my week day shifts and found myself having to go into work yesterday, not overtly keen on working weekends, so I've decided that today is going to be a much more relaxing day.

I made today's card for my lovely boss, Nat, who is also one of my very bestest friends myself, she is partial to a cupcake so I am hoping she will like this zero calorie cake!

I don't very often use "templates" for my card but I thought this one was fab.....and not too fiddly to cut out either.

you can find the template here

today's card features:
  • Cupcake template from Cuddly Buddly
  • Cuttlebug Elegant Swirls embossing folder
  • frosting edged with Ivory promarker
  • Sakura white gelly pen
  • pale blue sticky pearls
  • Little Claire's mini sentiment stamp
  • bow to finish
I would like to enter this into:

thanks again for your visit, time now for a cuppa xx