Wednesday 27 March 2019

White on White, at Christmas with the Cuties

Good morning to you all, my lovely blog chums.....hope you had a lovely weekend. We had decided that, last weekend, it was time to get the caravan out on the road again for the season.....she has been parked in a storage place on the Kent coast, all winter and we have missed her. We didn't travel too far, just a few miles away to Canterbury, but it was a great opportunity to make sure everything was all in good working order.....thankfully, the heating system was working well as it did get a bit chilly of an evening! I had been to a Dr's appointment, earlier in the week, and apparently my blood pressure is higher than it should be....I'm sure chilling out, this weekend, will have helped!

Anyway, enough waffle, Lisa, So we have a super new challenge at
Christmas with the Cuties
and we really are challenging you this time, with our theme of

Our very lovely sponsors for this challenge are

who also provided the DT with some adorable images to play with......thank you!!

We have some absolutely gorgeous inspiration from the DT, so why not hop on over and join in!

Whenever I do W.o.W I tend to use embossing folders, to add a bit of texture and definition. The image i've used here is called Harriet - Cold Christmas which you can find here. Have also used Promarkers to colour.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thank you again for visiting, have a lovely day xx

Tuesday 19 March 2019

Beary Sweet with the Cuties

Good morning to you all, my lovely blog chums.....hope you had a lovely weekend.

So it's A Little Extra Cutieness Day which means I'm here with my DT card for the current Cutie Pie Challenge.
Our theme is Beary Sweet
and we really do have some super cute and very sweet bears to share with you
Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are

I have used a Crafty sentiments image for my own DT card, this was coloured with ProMarkers. I have kept this very simple, using a Tatty Teddy embossing folder, together with an Xcut star die. The sentiment is my own creation using Baby Lexi font. I recently moved over from serif s.e to serif page plus 10 (still quite an old version) but I am finding it great to use with my digi stamps, creating sentiments and such.

I would like to enter these challenges:
CAS on Friday - embossing
i love promarkers - something new.......does a baby count as something new???

Tuesday 12 March 2019

Hello Friend!

Hello my lovely blog chums, I hope you're having a great week so far, when I got home from work, my intention was to take the dog out for a walk beside the river, however, the rain was belting down, and the wind was blowing so much, that I decided to park that idea, and there was no objection from the little chap......obviously there are countless other housewifey tasks that could have occupied my time, but instead I decided to do a little colouring, which then led to making today's card......
This little sweetie comes from a Lili of the Valley pad, she has been coloured with ProMarkers. The papers are from a Raspberry Road pad. The sentiment is my own creation using Baby Lexi font. When we were in Scotland several weeks ago I went into a little haberdashery store to buy ribbon to use on the  wedding invitation samples that I am working on for my step daughter (I will tell you more about this in a future post) I spotted a jar with the gorgeous little buttons with a red gingham bow attached, and I couldn't resist popping a few into my basket..... aren't they cute! Added a couple of acrylic gumdrops from YNS, as a finishing touch.

I would like to enter these challenges:
Passion for ProMarkers - Spots and/or Stripes
Shopping our Stash - Celebrating Friendship
Cute and Crafty - A.G
simon says stamp monday challenge - make it girly/feminine
Crafty Catz - A.G with optional, Best Friends
cute card thursday - A.G

Thank you for visiting today....come back soon xx

Sunday 10 March 2019

Ladies, Girls and Crafty Friends

Hello, my lovely blog chums......hope you are having a lovely weekend....the weather definitely feels  chillier than it did a couple of weeks ago, but maybe that thats makes for staying in and crafting weather! 

So it's time for a new challenge over at
Our theme this time is, the always popular, 
How perfect, as we have just marked International Women's Day

Our lovely sponsors are

My DT card features this sweet little girl with flowers, it is a stamp that I stumbled upon in a Dr Barnado shop, what a find!, I have used ProMarkers to colour. The image was stamped into cardstock that I had already run through with an embossing folder. This pretty paper is from a pad from The Works, the lace is from a local haberdashery, and have used a Dienamics small scallop die with this. The flowers were made with a woodware punch , with the addition of sugar rush gumdrops acrylic stickers from YNS
and finally the sentiment features Baby Lexi font.

I would like to enter these challenges
Passion for ProMarkers.......Happy Birthday
Allsorts.......for a child
Crafty calendar.......for a child
Di's,.........Tic Tac Toe sentiment, flowers, hand coloured image

Saturday 2 March 2019

Beginning with B at Christmas with the Cuties

Hello my lovely blog chums, thank you so much for visiting me today....hope we find you well!

After a wee break the team at
are back, and we have a fab and fun challenge to start our 2019 season with.......

So, quite simply, we challenge you to see how many items that begin with B, you can use on your card which should, of course, be both Cute and Christmassy too!

Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are
All the info about the challenge, and some absolutely yummy inspiration from our wonderful team can be found with a click on the link above.

My own card features Baking Bears from Di's, they are coloured with ProMarkers, and I have chosen Blues, Brown and Beige tones to fit the theme. Backing paper from The Range, as with the ribbon and Bow. Doily and wooden hearts from stash. The sentiment verse is something I saved on my pc years ago.....and completely forgot about but I thought it suited this image perfectly.

I would like to enter these challenges:
aud sentiments challenge - Bingo (patterned paper, 3D item & ribbon)
cute n crafty christmas - christmas or winter

Before I go, I wanted to share a couple of pics with hubby had recently purchased something from Gumtree  which we had to go down to Devon to collect, and we decided to take advantage of the unusually pleasant weather and so we stopped off for two days in Dorset.....I have wanted to visit this area for many years.....and I wasn't disappointed. I am hoping we will return soon and stay for longer!

As a fan of Broadchurch I was very excited to visit West Bay

Any trip, to any sandy beach Must involve "name in sand writing"

The beautiful view from Portland overlooking Chesil Beach......and me.

Portland Bill lighthouse

The Olympic rings......made from Portland stone