Tuesday 25 July 2017

CWTC and your Festive Fave Digi's

Hi everyone, I back from my holibobs now! We had a wonderful time in the Lake District - such a beautiful part of the world, and it was great to spend time with family. I will share some photo's in a future post, but for now I'm here to tell you about our new Christmas with the Cuties Challenge.
our theme is
Festive Favourite Digi's

We've all got lil' favourites that we never fail to go back to time after time, and I am certain that this adorable image from our lovely sponsor
will become a well used favourite of mine too!
I have also seen a few of the new release of LOTV Christmas digi's too, and I rather suspect that some of those are "old favourite's in waiting", lol

My DT card features:
  • Vintage Carolers from The Paper Nest Dolls
  • coloured with Promarkers
  • papers from Nitiwit Christmas stack
  • sentiment uses Chopin Script font
  • pearls, ribbons and wooden embellishment from stash
If you havent hopped on over for a visit yet, why not - where have you been? We would love to see you and we have some wonderful DT work to share with you!

I would like to enter
as you like it challenge - pearls or gems - for me it would be Pearls everytime, i'm not really a blingy kinda gal, pearls have a more subtle beauty

the downside of every holiday, must be coming home with a ton of laundry and that is the joy that awaits me today - so off to stick the kettle on and get stuck in - bye for now xx

Wednesday 19 July 2017

SSW2 - 117

Hi.....I'm back with another scheduled post, whilst i'm still on my holibobs in the Lake District

so its time for a new challenge at

and this is my take on this wonderful sketch

our lovely sponsors for this challenge are
Smith York Laser Art

who are the makers of these adorable wooden embellishments that you will see on my card here and the other DT cards too - if you are a regular visitor here you will know that I LOVE to use wooden embellies, so this was right up my street!

I have also used
  • Quacky - just for you, from Digistamp Boutique
  • coloured with promarkers
  • the papers are from a Trimcraft stack that I found in The Works for an absolute bargain!
I think this is a sketch that can lend itself to any occasion, gender or theme - we would love to see how you use it.........

Monday 17 July 2017

Here Come The Girls.....and the Cuties!

Hi, and thank you for visiting me today - this is a pre-scheduled post as I am currently away on holiday in the Lake District with my hubby and some of his family. As I type this the weather outside is gloriously warm and sunny, and I can't help wondering what the weather will be like when this actually goes live.

Anyway, if you haven't joined us for the current Cutie Pie Challenge - where have you been?

Our theme is the ever popular
Here Come The Girls
we are sponsored by our lovely friends at
I know so many of you love using your cute, girl images, so why not come and join in the fun!

My DT card features:
  • Lily from CS*
  • coloured with promarkers
  • friendship recipe sentiment from LOTV
  • papermania capule collection papers
  • doily from Joanna Sheen store
  • wooden flower, pearls and rik rak from stash
* I chose this image for two reasons - a) my granny was called Lily and b)when I was a little girl I always had my hair in bunches just like these, my dad used to can them my handle bars!

Thanks again for your visit, not too sure what the wifi is going to be like where we are staying, so will be back with you as and when xx

Tuesday 11 July 2017

Like Spending time with an old friend......

Hello, and thank yous for taking the time to visit me today......hope all is well with you xx

Whilst, it is such an exciting feeling when you click to download a new digi stamp or rip the wrapper of a new rubber stamp, I find equal joy in stumbling upon a folder on your pc that contains digi's that you havent used for absolutely ages. I have been working my way through stuff on my pc and transferring files over to my laptop, when I opened up the Pink Petticoat file that I've not touched for such  a long while (shame on me!!!)  I had forgotten how much I loved this particular Froggie, so it really was like a chance meeting with an old friend - so that was that and the file tidy up got put to one side in favour of printing, and once printed, well may just a bit of colouring and then maybe I'll just make a little card........
My card features:

  • Frog on swing image from Pink Petticoat (I suspect now discontinued)
  • coloured with Promarkers
  • Dotty card stock from Annamarie designs 
  • other paper is a Hobby House magazine freebie
  • used lacy circles spellbinders die, also coloured with promarkers to complement
  • added doily just to lift colours a little
  • woodware flower punch, flowers also coloured with promarkers, and sakura gelly pen to add faux stitch
  • pearls from stash
  • ribbon from local drapery store - I thought the texture of this ribbon matched the frog, beautifully!
I would like to enter:
Passion for promarkers - week-403 add pearls
top row: Summer, Circle, Ribbon

thanks and hugs for dropping in for a visit today - have a great day xx

Wednesday 5 July 2017

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 - 116

Hi there......hope your week has been going well so far. It feels like the last two weeks have whizzed by, and here we are now with a new challenge at

Sweet Sketch Wednesday

my card is based on this fab sketch
and we would love to see what you can do with it.........

we are sponsored by

we have some terrific inspiration from the team to share with you, so click here to come visit - we'd love to see you!

My DT card features:
  • Bugaboo Boys - side peeking
  • coloured with promarkers
  • dotty card stock &  kraft from Limetree Crafts
  • Xcut star die
  • acrylic dome sticker
  • LC designs mini sentiment
Thank you for visiting today.......enjoy whatever you're up to!

Monday 3 July 2017

My Kinda "Sporty"

Hello, and thanking you for bobbing by today - hope you've had a great weekend.

I spotted a couple of challenges this week, with a "sporty" theme. Now, I thoroughly enjoy watching certain sports, but as for taking part - hmmm, not so much! When I was a little girl, probably the most sporty thing I did was pound the pavements on my roller skates. Maybe that's why I am so fond of this gorgeous LOTV digi.......I do love the steely look of determination on her face too, lol
This card features:

  • Roller Skating Annabel digi from LOTV
  • coloured with promarkers
  • LOTV circular digi sentiment
  • dotty papers from Limetree Crafts
  • ribbon and wooden bone embellishment from stash
I would like to enter these challenges:
(I love to use ribbons - as a way to create a border and/or for bows)

Hope your week gets off to a great start!

Saturday 1 July 2017

For a Man/Boy with Crafty Friends

Hello there, and thank you for visiting me today - can you actually believe it's the 1st of July already!

It's time for a new challenge, with Crafty Friends!
our theme is
For a Man/Boy

our sponsors are 
who also provided some adorable images for the team to create with

My DT card features:
  • Henry - why not! From Crafty Sentiments
  • coloured with promarkers
  • sentiment features Unkempt font
  • papers from Payper Box
  • card candi and wooden star embellishment

We also have some fab inspiration from our team, so I do hope you will hop on over to say Hi!

As this is our theme, I just wanted to close with a couple of snaps of the Men of my family

The Hubby

Cameron off to his school prom, this week.