Wednesday 30 August 2017

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #120

Hi Blog Chums, hope you are having a good week so far......can you believe that we are already at the end of August!

So Good news, Its time for a new Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge

here is my DT card, which is based on this fab sketch

as well as using the sketch, we have also been adding Pearls and a bit of Romance, as our lovely Anne is celebrating her 30th Wedding Anniversary this month - Congratulations to you both xx

Once again, the DT have created some gorgeous cards with this sketch - we hope you will use it too, why not hop on over and join in the fun xx

My DT card features:
  • LOTV image coloured with promarkers
  • have had this paper stack for some time now, think it was from The Works?
  • pearls and ribbon from stash
  • sentiment stamp

Monday 28 August 2017

Christmas with the Cuties #9

Hello, lovely blog chums and thank you for visiting me today - hope you've had a great've maybe even been fortunate enough to enjoy some Bank Holiday sunshine.

So its time for a new challenge with

and our theme this time is

Cutie Couples
we want you to share your cutest Christmas cards with images that either feature a "couple"or two character together.

our lovely sponsors for this challenge are our friends at Bugaboo
who also provided some adorable images for the team to play with - I couldn't resist Winterbird and Snowman together with a gorgeous paper pack. Image is coloured with Promarkers, I have also used ribbon from stash, Crafters Companion Snowflake border and sentiment using Unkempt font.

If you haven't joined us for one of our changes, we'd love to see you......why not hop on over.

Saturday 26 August 2017

Birthdays with Crafty Friends

Hello there my lovely blog chums....hope you've had a great week!

We had an absolutely smashing time away in Eastbourne with my in-laws, the weather was actually really nice and I must say, I haven't laughed as much in ages! When we got back the following day was GSCE results day, and I was delighted and very proud of Cameron's results - he has achieved a grade 7 (used to be and A) in Maths and English Literature, and B's in everything else......he starts in 6th form next week. Took the kids for a day out yesterday to Howletts Zoo,nr Canterbury, it was wonderful and I could have sat all day watching the Gorillas. 
So all in all, it's been a lovely week off, and I am feeling glum at the thought of back to work on Monday - but I'm going to forget about that, just for now, and tell you about our fab new Crafty Friends challenge.

our theme this time is

We all make lots of Birthday cards, so I do hope you will join us for this one

all you have to do is click here

My DT card features:
  • My Birthday Cake stamp from LOTV
  • coloured with Promarkers
  • glossy accents on balloon 
  • pink polka dot paper was an older magazine freebie, green cupcake paper, on oldie from Dovecraft (I think)
  • Doily from Joanna Sheen online store
  • joycraft flower die
  • buttons from stash
I would like to enter:

Before I go, I will leave you with I photo that I took, earlier in the week - this is the view along the beach at Pevensey Bay, and was literally just across the path from the campsite we used - would love to be back there now!!!!!
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Monday 21 August 2017

"Boys will be Boys" with the Cuties

Hope you had a great weekend......I am scheduling this post as (weather permitting!!!) we will be away in our caravan. My sister in law and her hubby, who live in Yorkshire are coming down on a coach tour to Sussex, so we are going to Eastbourne so that we can spend some time with them.

Anwyay, its time for a Lil' Extra Cutieness - the Cutie Pie challenge Inspiration post, and if you've not joined us yet this month, where have you been?? Don't worry, there is still plenty of time to play along. Our theme is Boys will be Boys.

My DT card features:
  • Spaceman Josh (pre coloured) from Pink Gem - I used the PNG file of this image so that I could overlay image onto backing paper without having to fussy cut by hand
  • free download backing paper - thank you Me in Lila Park
  • fonts used: Invers sf & Arial
  • acrylic dots coloured with black promarker to make them look like spaceships twiddly-knobs
  • black card stock
It was a really fun card to design but an absolute so and so to photograph, so I hope you're not seeing in look too "lightly"

we are sponsored by our very good friends at:
who provided the team with some awesome, amazing and adorable images to play with and are offering a terrific prize too

I do hope you will hop on over and join in - we'd love to see you!

Thursday 17 August 2017

SSW2 - challenge 119

Hello there, blog chums! Hope you're having a great week so far.

So it's time for a new challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday

this is my DT card using  this fab sketch:

we are sponsored by the lovely
who are offering a fantastic prize and also provided the most adorable images for the team to play with.

My DT card features:
  • Jasper with Flower from Digistamp Boutique
  • coloured with promarkers 
  • pink dotty papers from an older magazine freebie, the light teal paper is from a Dovecraft stack that I found in a bargain bin in Whsmiths - don't usually go for 12 x 12 papers but for £1, I couldn't resist!
  • Doily from Joanna Sheen online store
  • used a spellbinders fancy circle die (quartered) to create corner detail
  • sentiment uses Baby Lexi font
  • button and ribbon from stash
I would like to enter:

Thank you so much for visiting today, and thank you so much for your lovely and encouraging comments too xx

Wednesday 9 August 2017

Christmouse Pudding!

Hello there, my lovely blog how is your week going so far? 

So, I'm sure I'm not the only person who waited eagerly for the launch of the latest LOTV stamps......having seen a few teasers of the images, I had singled out my fave's before they even went on sale. As soon as they went on sale I treated myself to what was my "favorite" favorite and very much hope to add to this, come pay-day, lol

So who could resist a lil' bit of Christmouse Pudding!

My Card features:
  • Christmouse Pudding from LOTV
  • coloured with promarkers
  • Joanna Sheen Snowflake die
  • Diamond Stickles
  • holly paper is an old magazine freebie 
  • sticky pearl 

I would like to enter:
Lili of the Valley August Facebook Challenge - Christmas

Monday 7 August 2017

Fancy getting Sketchy!

Hi all, thank you so much for calling by today and thank you for the recent lovely comments. My poorly knee is still feeling sore and uncomfortable, so I am hoping to get to see my GP this week with a view to trying some physio.

Anyway, that's another weekend gone in a flash and me realising that I have overlooked another DT card (off to the naughty step for me) but fear not, there is still plenty of time to play along with us at

this is what is in store

our lovely sponsor is

and here is my card

I have used " Are we done yet" from CAAB. I'm sure this is how the poor reindeer must feel every year, lol!

There is a great prize up for grabs and some more fab inspiration from the team, so come on over for a visit xx

Wednesday 2 August 2017

Christmas in July with Crafty Friends

I must start this post with a huge apology to my lovely Crafty Friends Teamies - as I am nearly a week late posting my DT card for the current challenge, will remedy that in a mo, but to explain, I don't actually think that I have been in possession of a "full set of marbles" since my holiday! A fortnight ago most of the UK experienced heavy rain and a thunder storm and during this time I stepped out of the caravan to answer my mobile, slipped on the top step and ended up on the patio at the bottom on my knees - at the time I was more worried about cracking the screen on my mobile and Alistair was more interested in  moaning about my wearing flip flops on such a surface. I was able to stand and bear weight on my leg so was happy that there was no breakage, but as the last two weeks have progressed it is still extremely painful at times and had kept me awake of a night time. I was getting a bit fed up at the weekend, so went to our local out of hours gp, who diagnosed ligament damage and advised me to take co-codamol along with the ibruprofen. Having been doing this I have gone to other extreme that the painkillers are now making me really sleepy so one way or another I have been running on a fuzzy brain for the last two weeks......hence the reason it completely passed me by that I had a challenge to tell you all about!!!!!

So........ at the Crafty Friends Challenge, this time it's all about 
Christmas in July!!!

our lovely sponsors are:

If you are our lucky winner of this challenge, you will receive the following fabulous prize...  3 individual digital images or 1 digital set of your choice from Beccy's Place Store

I have used this gorgeous sentiment and candy cane image from Beccy's Place, which comes from the Tied up with String set. 

There is still plenty of time to join in with this challenge and some other fantastic DT cards to browse, so come on over and join in with the festive fun!