Sunday 17 December 2017

(Crafty) Friends and Family!

Hello, lovely blog friends.....hope you're having a great weekend. So this time, next week it will be Christmas Eve....eeek, how exciting! Later today, we are going to the Carol Service at a local Church. This is always an important part of our Christmas celebrations, to pause the hustle and bustle for a while and reflect on the real meaning of Christmas.

Moving away from the festive season for a mo, to tell you about the latest challenge with
and our theme this time is

My Mum's birthday is at the beginning of December, and this was just the opportunity to make a card for her......this really was the perfect image to use on my card - honestly, it is Mum to a tee!!! She is a very keen knitter, she has a pair of pink slippers, she loves stripes and even has a top very similar to this, so paper piecing was an absolute must. She absolutely adored this card, and has since put it up in a picture frame.

This challenge is sponsored by
If you are our lucky winner of this challenge, you will receive the following fabulous prize... 2 "SINGLE" digital stamps of your choice (NO sets or personalised watermarks or sentiments) from Pink Gem Designs Store

My DT Card features:
  • Knitting Molly, from Pink Gem - thank you so much for providing these adorable images
  • coloured with promarkers
  • sentiment used Ziptydo font
  • Papermania paper stack - bargain from The Works
  • Doily from Joanna Sheen online store
  • flower die was a magazine freebie
  • buttons, lace and pin from stash
I would like to enter:

Do hope you will join us for this challenge, I will be back with another DT card later in the week

Thursday 14 December 2017

Snowflakes, Stars and Cutie Pies

Hello, my lovely blog chums......hope all is well with you! Hope you're keeping on top of your Christmas preparations at this busy time of the year. My gift shopping is just about done, the Christmas cards to be posted away are also just about done, we got the tree and decorations up last weekend and we will be cracking on with the food shopping over the next few days - so we are just about "getting there" here!

If you still have Christmas cards to make, and do have time on your hands - why not hop on over to The Cutie Pie Challenge and join us for our last challenge of the year
our theme is
Stars and/or Snowflakes

we are lucky enough to have two lovely sponsors for this challenge, so huge thanks go to

who have an awesome digistamp prize for one lucky winner

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who will be offering some yummy goodies from their online store for one lucky winner

My DT card features:
  • Avery with Snowflakes - digi stamp from PND
  • coloured with promarkers
  • snowflake dies - joanna sheen signature collection and marianne 
  • star embsossing folder
  • sentiment embossing folder was a magazine freebie
  • acrylic dome sticker
Why not come and join in - we would love to see you!

Before I go just wanted to add a photo of myself and my gorgeous Megan - this was taken at the work Christmas party last Sunday.....

and our Christmas Tree 

I would like to enter:

Sunday 3 December 2017

Santa Claus is coming to town......finally!

Good Morning my lovely blog chums....hope this post finds you well.

It's been all go in the OHLC house for the last few weeks. We had a long weekend up in Scotland, for a bit of a pre-Christmas trip to see the family - we did encounter a bit of snow too, but actually got more snow when we were driving through Yorkshire last Saturday on the way to visit my in-laws in Huddersfield on the way home. We are having a new boiler fitted tomorrow, and this has left me with lots to do clearing space in the cupboard  under the stairs where the current one lives and rearranging my kitchen cupboards to accommodate the new one - and then there's the matter of preparing for this is briefly explaining why I am almost a week late posting this DT card, but ho-ho-ho, better late than never!

We have a fun new challenge at
and for our first December challenge as a fully up and running challenge, what else could our theme be......
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
this challenge is sponsored by our lovely friends at
If you're using a super cute Santa image on one of the cards you've been making.....why not hop on over and join in - we'd love to see you!