Monday 25 September 2017

Christmas with the Cuties - Animals!

Hello lovely blog chums, hope you've had a great weekend. It's been all go here, we took Megan back to Uni yesterday......that really is a tough journey home and, even though this is her 2nd year, I still felt very teary. For the second year running "moving in day" also fell on her birthday, we had all gone out for a meal on Friday night to celebrate, but I don't think that made leaving her any easier. Not much chance of sitting round, feeling sad though, as our friend is coming to our house to start decorating the lounge today, and I will be escaping the mayhem and chaos as it is our annual stocktake at work, so its and extra long shift for me - joy!!! 

Anyway, enough of my waffle and onto challenge news - yep, its time for a new challenge at
and our theme this time is
Christmas Animals

our lovely friends at
are our sponsors this time and have a great prize up for grabs!
Thank you also to Pink Gem for providing the team with some awesome images to play with - I couldn't resist "Mistletoe Jingles" and have used the pre coloured image here - I love his snowflake sweater, I would actually wear that one!

We really hope you will join us for our challenge - maybe you've only just started to think about this years Christmas cards, well why not hop on over, we'd love to see you!

I would also like to enter:
Christmas card Throwdown - colours: Pink, Red and Green (hoping that his pink rosy cheeks will suffice) 

Just to add, I had also been given the task of organsing a week of bake sales at work, for the Macmillan Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning - I have a batch of Malteser Cupcakes ready to take into work today, Alistair is going to make some of his yummy cheese scones for tomorrow, and I am planning to knock up some Choccy brownies for later in the week......if you are involved in these events this week, then I wish you every success and happy fundraising!

Saturday 23 September 2017

Ribbon, Lace and Crafty Friends......

Hello my lovely Blog Chums, Happy Saturday! Hope you've had a good week.

So, it's time for a new Crafty Friends Challenge and our theme this time is
we are sponsored by the lovely
who also provided some adorable images for the team to play with

My DT card features:
  • Avery, with Birdhouse banner from PND
  • coloured with promarkers
  • ribbon from local haberdashery store
  • lace from The Range
  • doily from Joanna Sheen online store
  • papers from Papermania Capsule collection
  • Birdhouse die cut was a magazine freebie
  • pearls from stash
You've only got to browse a few blogs to see that both Ribbon and Lace are still very popular embellishments, so we do hope that lots of you will join us for this challenge - you'll be very welcome xx

I would like to enter these challenges:

Monday 18 September 2017

Birthday Double Whammy!

Hello Blog Chums......hope you've had a great weekend.

Sooooo, last week I mentioned that it is our 6th Birthday, over at The Cutie Pie Challenge - and now it's my turn to share a little further Cutie-ness and Inspiration with you, that might even put you in the Party Mood to join in with us!

We have a fabulous four sponsors for this challenge

Image result for crafty ribbons
all of whom are offering some amazing prizes - so why not hop on over and join in!

As it is a special occasion, I couldn't resist making two cards for this challenge

Featuring Ballerina Emma from Paper Nest Dolls
coloured with promarkers
papers from Limetree Crafts
Baby Lexi font on sentiment

Boy Sitter with Dog from Bugaboo
coloured with promarkers
gingham paper from stash
Xcut star dies
Piece by Piece font on sentiment

Had to finish this post with some Thank You's - The Cutie Pie Challenge wouldn't still be running after six years without the help, support and fantastic creativity of some amazing Teamies, our generous and amazing sponsors and to those of you that participate regularly.....Thank You so very much xx

Thursday 14 September 2017

Sweet and Simple!

Hello there my lovely blog chums.....hope all is well with you. It's been a busy week for me, blogging wise, I actually can't remember when I posted as many times in one week - Thank You so much for your visits and lovely comments - am back today with another little, Just for Fun card.....

I have been a fan of Heather Ellis' artwork for a while now, and adore these Pure Innocence images - when I was a little girl I loved the "Miffy" books, which very much remind me of these images. I do love a bit of paper piecing too - and this one is just perfect! Image is coloured with Promarkers, the papers are from a pad from The Works. Loving the new sentiment dies, available in The a couple so far, will maybe get a couple more when I'm there at the weekend. The die for the balloon is a magazine freebie, added a black dome sticker to complete.

I would like to enter:

thanks again for you visit - have a lovely day

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Wednesday 13 September 2017

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #121

Hello there my dear blog chums, thank you so much for visiting me today - hope the week is going well for you.

So I'm back with a DT card today, and it's time for a new challenge over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday

which is based on this fab sketch

our lovely sponsors are
who will be offering four lovely digi's for our winner!!!

I couldn't resist using this "Doghouse" image frrom Bugaboo - I thought the shape of the roof and the doggies pointy ear would be a great way to recreate the Pentagon shape, and I had a great deal of fun putting this card together.

My DT card features:
  • "Doghouse" image frrom Bugaboo
  • coloured with Promarkers
  • Blue Gingham card and green dotty card from Limetree Crafts
  • MFT sentiment
  • Magnolia "lovely fence" die
  • cloud die
  • woodware corner punch
I would like to enter:

I want to Thank you all for sharing with me, my thoughts and prayers for those affected by Hurricane Irma - I have a very good friend from work who is currently on holiday, visiting family in Williamsburg, Florida. She posted on Facebook, earlier in the week, so we know that she is fine and safe - so very thankful for that. 

Got to drop Cameron off to School soon, and then on to work myself - so will say Cheerio now xx

Monday 11 September 2017

The one with A Lick of Paint and a Birthday Party!

Hello my lovely blog chums......hope you enjoyed your weekend.

We have been planning, for a while, to redecorate our lounge - and I think I may have made some headway into converting "Mr Must have Carpet Everywhere!!!!" towards going for laminate flooring instead (with two dogs and a cat the hoovering is not fun!!). Hubby is no longer physically able to do the job himself, but we have a family friend who has offered to do the whole lot for us. I have had this LOTV image stamped and ready to colour all weekend, with a particular challenge in mind - so it seemed like the perfect opportunity to make this ready to pop his "wages" into.

My card features:
  • A Lick of Paint from LOTV
  • coloured with promarkers
  • dotty card stock from Limetree crafts
  • sentiment uses a cuttlebug folder
  • dulux colour strips from Homebase
  • card candi
I would like to enter:
Passion for Promarkers challenge - all in a days work
so pleased that I managed to make entry #3

Oh, and I did mention a Party too......Well, you are all Invited to join us for our 6th Birthday Party at

we have some wonderful cards from our DT to share with you and some fantastic prizes up for grabs - so what are you waiting for

Sunday 10 September 2017

Mix it and Make it!

Hi, me again! Hope your weekend is going well.

 I went into a wee bit of a panic yesterday, when hubby reminded me that it's his daughter's birthday on Tuesday (yep, I had forgotten - oops!) but this did give me a valid excuse to leave cutting the grass in the back garden, for another day - not gonna say no to an impromptu card making sesh!!! She loves to bake, so this seemed the perfect opportunity to use this LOTV digi stamp

Today's card features:
  • Mix it and Make it digi from LOTV
  • coloured with promarkers
  • birthday recipe stamp also from LOTV
  • blue dottty paper from stash
  • doily from Joanna Sheen online store
  • ribbon and lace from local haberdashery store
  • craftworks card candi from The Glitter Pot
I would like to enter:

 (2nd entry, this wasn't the image I was planning to use for my 2nd entry, so if time allows today there may even be a 3rd!)

have a lovely day - thank you for your company xx

Saturday 9 September 2017

The one with the Little Nurse

Hello, my lovely blog chums and thank you so much for taking the time to visit me today - it is appreciated. Hope you have had a good week - Cameron went back to school on Monday, starting 6th Form, and Megan will be back at Uni in two weeks time - feels like the summer has flown by!

During my tea break at work on Tuesday, I was browsing and spotted this week's theme at Passion for Promarkers - what a fun idea, I thought, and wanted to rush straight home to play but sadly had to finish my shift! Last night was the first opportunity I had since then, so I grabbed it! I had two images in mind for this challenge, if I get chance over the weekend I may get stamping and making with the other one, but for now............

My Card features:
  • Little Nurse from LOTV
  • coloured with promarkers
  • paper off-cut from a magazine freebie paper stack, I think it was Hobby House decoupage pad
  • scalloped edge border die
  • Xcut fishtail die
  • dovecraft acrylic dot
I would like to enter:

I have been deeply saddened by what we've seen on the news this week as Hurricane Irma has wreaked devastation throughout the Caribbean Islands, and as it heads towards the US, my thoughts and prayers are shared with the people of Florida and the nearby states too. As a Craft Blogger, every now and then I find myself landing on a blog from random and no doubt lovely people in that part of the world, so I do pray that you all will be safe, further lives will not be lost, the damage will be minimal and the help to rebuild homes and lives afterwards will be plentiful.
God Bless xx