Sunday, 31 July 2016

Christmas in July

Hello my lovely friends, hope this finds you fine and well and enjoying your weekend!

So my "Blog More" New Year's Resolution has gone a little astray recently, work has been busy, Megan finished her A levels and has been at home since the end of June and now Cameron is off on summer holidays too, and the gorgeous weather have all been keeping me away from my craft desk..but...I am mindful about how quickly the months pass, so yesterday, I decided to have a Craft-ernoon and get another card or two ready for Christmas. 

A friend of my Mother's recently gave her a bundle of  unused "magazine freebies" - stamps, dies and paper pads, and we have had a wonderful time sifting through these goodies.....I have used one of the stamps on today's card: 
Today's card features:
  • Tiddlyinks Wryn stamp
  • coloured with Promarkers
  • blue dotty card from Anna marie designs
  • plaid DP from The Range
  • Sentiment from LC designs
  • Wooden embellishment bought at craft show
  • dovecraft twine
I would like to enter:
i love promarkers - Christmas in July
Passion For Promarkers - Christmas in July
brown sugar challenge - anything goes
- love, love, love this dotty card from Anna marie designs, I have it in several colours and they are just so versatile - they go with everything and look fab either as a section piece or the star of the show!  I have been getting my supplies from the Sincerely Yours is always my first port of call, and is factored into my spending budget!
christmas at sweet stampin - anything goes
crafty hazelnuts christmas - anything Christmas goes
christmas cards all year round - anything goes
sketch saturday - use a sketch from the archive

Before I go, I just wanted to introduce a new family member to you all.
this is Tilly!
As many of you know we lost my Dad about 18 months ago and for quite a while now Mum has been talking about having a "companion " around the house. We took Mum to Battersea dog's home at Brands Hatch and we're really impressed with how well they cared for the dogs there and how thorough they were in making sure that the dog and my Mum were right for each other. They have been together for 10 days now, and so far everything is going well. Tilly is a Patterdale Terrier and is the same age, in dog years, as my Mum so they are pretty much two "old dear's" rattling around the house together!

Cheerio for now xx


  1. Wonderful Christmas card Lisa! What a fab magazine freebie, a Tiddlyinks stamp which you've coloured perfectly. Who can resist spotty paper or a craft show for that matter :).
    I hope your mum and Tilly will have many happy years together. Debra x

  2. Love the colour combo for this card and the papers. Tilly looks adorable ope they will be very happy together.
    Ginny x
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  3. Ah what a great card, its so sweet, Love those images. Tilly will be fab for your Mum, I have a brilliant dog and shes my best friend and companion. Thanks for playing on Passion for Promarkers this week, Hazelxx

  4. Thanks for joining our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round.

  5. Love your card, such pretty colours and image.
    Wonderful that your Mum has a someone to "care" for at home.

  6. Love your card, such pretty colours and image.
    Wonderful that your Mum has a someone to "care" for at home.

  7. A great card, I love dots so versitile. Tilly looks a lovely pooch. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  8. A fabulous card Lisa, Wryn is so sweet and I love your colour combination.
    Tilly looks adorable, I'm sure she will be good company for your Mum.

  9. So gorgeous Lisa.Fab sweet wryn and I love your papers and brown and blue combo :D

    xx coops xx

  10. Fab card, Lisa! Love the blue and kraft colour combo, sweet Wrynn image and simple design. Thanks for joining us at Passion for Promarkers this week, Lisa x
    Hope your Mum and Tilly have a wonderful time together for many years!

  11. Gorgeous card Lisa. I love the cute image and your colouring is perfect. Pretty papers too. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  12. Beautiful project. Thank you for joining us over at Brown Sugar and we look forward to seeing you next time.
    Linda xxx
    Brown Sugar DT

  13. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 292 - hope to see you again soon x

  14. So sweet. Good for you for getting some of your holiday cards done - I can't seem to get the mojo to do it early. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week for pick your own sketch .Good luck.

  15. I agree - dotty card is great for so many creations! Fab card - I love the tiddly inks images. Hope the new pooch is all settled . Thanks for joining the challenge at I Love Promarkers. Good luck - Liz (:(|)X

  16. cute card, Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
    hugs Samantha :0)


thank you for stopping by, and taking time to leave a comment, always very much appreciated, Lisa xx