Saturday 30 November 2019

Return of the Mac!

Good morning my lovely blog chums, and what a cold, foggy morning this is! Not too much planned for the day, as Alistair will be back from his trip to Scotland this afternoon...I may drop in on a Winter Fayre nearby this morning.

I am here, today with a little bit of inspiration for both of the current CUTIE CHALLENGES
The Cutie Pie challenge,  where our theme is
Add An Animal (this challenge runs until Monday lunch, so you'll need to be quick)
Christmas with the Cuties, where our theme is
Show Us Your Santa Hats

The adorable Mac, was always one of my favourite images from DigiStamp boutique.....not least because he looks sooo much like my boys! I have used ProMarkers to colour, and have cut with a faux stitched square. I kept the design fairly simple, I love red and kraft together so added an  off cut of polka dot paper. The sentiment is a magazine freebie embossing folder, finished with a couple of enamel gumdrops from YNS.

I would like to enter these challenges:
We all like to dabble in other craft activities from time to time, I recently got a packet of Air Dry clay to do just that! I have been enjoying making a few Christmas decorations and fully intend to do more of this.....just wanted to share a few photos of my makes, so far......

cut and drying!

I have made wee Holly brooches for myself and the girls at work

 Christmas pudding, this was a bit more of a freehand effort

a doggy bone Christmas tree dec, in memory of our lovely Daisy

 another little doggy bone Christmas tree dec, this will be a gift for my mum from her dog Tilly!

Thank you so much for visiting, enjoy your day xx

Thursday 28 November 2019

Show us your Santa Hats!

Hello my lovely blog chums.....I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving, if you are in that part of the world! 

This week has whizzed by,  hubby has been away in Scotland visiting his daughter and helping out with arrangements for her up and coming wedding, in of his tasks was to order his Kilt, which I cannot wait to see him wearing!!! I will share photos here.....

I took my Mum out, this afternoon, for a lovely mooch around a local garden centre, looking at the gorgeous Christmas decorations and enjoying a yummy hot chocolate (with Marshmallows....obvs!)

So I am a few days late with my DT card, but never mind.....

We have a brand new challenge at
and our theme is

our lovely sponsors for this challenge are
they have a great prize for our lucky winner, and also very kindly provided some gorgeous images for the team to play with.

Co-incidentally, my card is for my step daughter and her fiance, and the sentiment finishes inside, with "and very soon, you'll be Mr & Mrs". I thought that this adorable, Winter Couple image would be perfect.I added snowflake papers, a doily and die cut hearts.

I would like to enter these challenges:
I Love ProMarkers #396 A.G optional Circles
Christmas cards all year round November theme Stockings or other winter clothing

Thank you visiting me today xx

Saturday 23 November 2019

Chillax-ing on a Saturday

Hello my lovely blog chums, I do hope that you have had a great week. I have had a few days off from work, and it has been nice  to have a few days of not getting up at 5:00am! We've not done an awful lot this week, we did go out for a nice pub lunch, we had a trip to the cinema to see "Last Christmas" , and yesterday afternoon was spent with my lovely step daughter and her gorgeous twin boys....cannot believe that they are nearly 11 months old already, they are such a funny little pair to watch crawling around and  pulling themselves up and shuffling along the edge of the sofa

I am back today, with my second DT card for the
to remind you, the current theme is
and that's exactly what I have done here, with the gorgeous Odd Dog from LOTV. I have used ProMarkers to colour. I used faux stitched squares dies, and a faux stitched label die. The sentiment came from DigiStamp boutique. The gingham paper was a free download and I tweaked the share of blue, using Serif s.e, to match the mug and button. I have finished the enamel dots.

If you haven't joined us for this challenge yet, don't panic.....there is still plenty of time, I do hope you will though xxx

I would like to enter these challenges, please:
I ❤ ProMarkers #397 A.G/real or faux stitching
YNS FUN FRIDAY #127 Mad for Plaid

Monday 18 November 2019


Hello my lovely blog chums....hope your week has got off to a good start. I've got a few days off from work this week, so we took my Mum out this afternoon to give her an opportunity to do some Christmas shopping. You may know that she took a tumble and broke her hip, back in August. She has done really well with her recovery and is now just reliant on her walking stick to support her walking around, although she isn't too confident about going out shopping on her own anymore, so we do our best to get her out and about.

Anyway, I am here to share my Cutie Pie DT card with you.....

Our theme is
and you  can join us here

Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are

My DT card features
  • Santa and Rudolph stamp from Wild Rose Studio
  • Coloured with ProMarkers
  • Fancy circle die from spellbinders, holly die, tag die, mini scalloped square
  • Red polka dot card, green gingham card
  • Scalloped border punch
  • Sentiment stamps
  • Button and ribbon
I would like to enter these challenges:
Animal Friends Reindeer
Brown Sugar #295 November A.G
Jingle Belles Baby it's cold outside: scarves, mittens rtf
Winter Wonderland use holly and/or ivy
As You Like It cute or traditional Christmas???
Nothing against traditional, but for me it's all about the cuties (as DT owner of Christmas with the Cuties, lol)
ABC Christmas Challenge W for Wreath/X for fauX
Faux stitch on circle die
My Time To Craft Christmas Animals
It would be fantastic if you join us for this challenge,
I enjoyed this theme so much, I made two DT cards, and I will be back later in the week with the other card.....

Sunday 17 November 2019

Saturday sketch....on Sunday!

Hello my lovely blog chums, hope you had a lovely Sunday. It has been a fairly chilled day was quite mild and bright out this afternoon, and we made the most of it by taking the dots to a local park....there a several trees dotted around the park which meant lots of leaves for the dogs to play in. I often see the most glorious photos of Westies out for an Autumn stroll through the leaves, I did attempt to take a few piccies, but Harvey being a lovely 6month old, was far too busy to pose.

When we got back I decided to have a bit of crafting time, whilst dinner was minimise my faffing about time, I went straight to a sketch, 
which was based on this week's Sketch Saturday challenge
The digi is a very old oldie, I think from DigiStamp boutique, and it was lovely to dust her off. I haven't paper pieced for a while, so this was fun to do. The papers are from an older stack from The Works. I also used a Martha Stewart border punch, a label die, stamped sentiment, button and ribbon.

I would like to enter these challenges
pennys challenges #456 anything goes

Saturday 16 November 2019

Christmas with Crafty Friends!

Good Morning to you all, my lovely blog chums! 

Hope you had a good week...we treated ourselves to an evening out, earlier in the week, and went to London to see Les Miserables - the staged concert. Oh my word, it was amazing. It has been one of my favourite shows for some time now and it was a treat to see Alfie Boe, Michael Ball, Matt Lucas as well as a splendid cast. I had been looking forward to it for ages, and it really was a memorable evening.

Anyway, it's time for a new challenge at
and it's a lovely, easy peasy theme.....

Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are
I have used an older All Dressed Up digi on my card......there are so many stamps around featuring sweet little girlies with armfuls of gifts or cute animals in fluffy knitwear, so it was lovely to use an image that reflects the story of the first Christmas. I have used ProMarkers to colour, the sentiment is my own creation and I thought it fit the image, nicely.

I do hope that you will hop over and join us for this challenge, we also have some fabulous inspiration from the DT to share with you!

I would like to enter these challenges:
Daring Card Makers just cards, Christmas songs and carols (I've used a line from O Come All Ye Faithful)

Sunday 10 November 2019

A Little Sunday Sweetie

Good Morning to you all, I hope you are having an enjoyable weekend. I have been jobbing about since first thing, so I could get the house reasonably tidy and then sit down to watch the Remembrance Day coverage from the Cenotaph. My Grandad was in the Air Force, and was even stationed in Canada for some time, and my Dad did his National Service in the Army. So this has always been an important occasion to me.

I did share here, last week, that we were doing a craft fair last Saturday.....and I happy to report that, considering the weather being a bit rubbish, and the rugby being on the TV - it actually went ok! There wasn't the biggest turnout, but we sold a fair few cards, one of my Mum's beautiful crochet blankets and pretty much all of my Christmas tree decorations which were pom-pom Christmas puddings and felt Brussels Sprouts......I will add a little photo at the bottom of the post!
I am hoping to do another event in February, so I need to get the card box topped up......

Today's Card Features:
  • Little Friends, from CRAFTY SENTIMENTS
  • Coloured with ProMarkers
  • Pink dotty card from Limetree Crafts
  • Green card, paper scraps
  • Faux stitched square dies from The Works
  • Flower button also from The Works
  • Sticky pearls and twine from stash
I would like to enter these challenges:

Crafty sentiments anything goes

I appreciate your visit today xx

Saturday 2 November 2019

Time to get MY skates on!

Hello my lovely blog chums, I hope you had a good week, and maybe something nice planned for the weekend.

I am doing a craft fair, at my Mum's church today. If I am honest, I don't know how well we are going to go, as much of my stuff is Christmassy, and I think it's maybe a little early for some people to think about that, there is also a certain Rugby game on television, which may have an impact on attendance....but anyway, I am thinking - turn up, make the table look as interesting as possible and hope for the best!

The car is all loaded up, and I am off in a while, but first a card, and I think this image has been a good representation of me this week, lol
She is an older LOTV digi, that I've had for some time....and I really should use more as she is a great to colour. I have used the ProMarkers to colour, if course. I used a digi download paper from Digi Rainbow (etsy), together with blue dotty card from Limetree Crafts. I die cut a couple of clouds, and added a button and wooden bone (this has been sitting in a little pot for ages waiting for me to make a doggy themed card!)

I would like to enter:
Cardz 4 Galz something beginning with S - skates
Passion for ProMarkers use something old - digi  stamp, button and wooden bone

......and now, I really must get my skates on!!!