Wednesday 18 December 2019

Christmas with the Cuties!

Hello my lovely blog chums, I hope you're having a great week......I hadn't used much of my annual leave from work during the summer months this year, so I have been fortunate enough to have a week off here and there over the last two months, and I am off again this week....I was very happy not to be getting up at 5am on Monday morning after our works Christmas do on Sunday night!!!! I have had plenty to do at home though, with preparations for Christmas, and at the moment, I'm feeling quite organised!

So it's time for our last challenge of the year at
and to keep things very simple, our theme is
My  DT card was made especially for our granddaughter, Erin!

My DT card features
  • Bobbi, with gift....a gorgeous oldie from DigiStamp boutique
  • Coloured with ProMarkers
  • Sentiment features Champagne and Limousine fontfont
  • Plaid paper is from a oldie pad from The Range
  • Glittery enamel gumdrops from YNS
  • Bow from stash
I would like to enter these challenges,
Passion for ProMarkers mega Christmas Challenge
Di's digi challenge winter holidays
Alphabet challenge S is for snow

Before I sign off now, I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very
I hope that this festive season will be a happy, peaceful and blessed time for you all and your loved ones xx

Saturday 14 December 2019

A Winter Palette with Crafty Friends

Hello my lovely blog chums, hope you had a good week. It's been another busy one here! 

So it's the last challenge of the year for CRAFTY FRIENDS
and we have a colour theme

You can make a card for any occasion but you should use colours from this colour palette

As you can see I've focused on the grey and purple, which I've never really put together, but actually quite like. I've used the Carol singing Dog from LOTV, which is becoming something of a favourite of mine, and have used ProMarkers to colour. The sentiment is my own creation, the dotty card is from Limetree crafts, card completed with holly die cut and sticky pearls.

I would like to enter these challenges:
Allsorts challenge Inspired by a song
 The sentiment used on my card is one I use a lot, and every time I type it I find myself singing always takes me back to one of my favourite childhood Christmas memories was the Perry Como, and the Andy Williams albums being dusted off. I hope this is what my dog is singing along to
Christmas at Sweet Stampin Christmas Critters
Passion for ProMarkers mega Christmas Challenge
Merry Little Christmas Challenge

MLCCB #17 - December Anything Christmas Goes

Enjoy the rest of your weekend xx

Tuesday 10 December 2019

Christmas Cuties!

Hello my lovely blog chums, hope your week has got itself off to a good start! 

Can't believe that it's just two weeks now, until Christmas.....most of the gift shopping is done, as usual I am struggling with ideas for my hubby!! The decorations came down from the attic this afternoon, but everything this year has to be "high up" So that our crazy dog can't get his paws on them!!!
So it's time for the last Cutie Pie challenge of the year, and our theme could only be......

Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are our good friends at
We're all friends here, so I'll let you into a secret.....I made my DT card, using a Crafty sentiments image, it was pink and pretty and I was really pleased with it....I had uploaded it and was in the process of adding my watermark, when I had the D'oh was a flipping birthday card NOT a Christmas one!!!! Ooops.....back to the drawing board!

My Second Attempt at a DT card features:
  • Carol singing Dog from LOTV, one of my Black Friday treats
  • Coloured with ProMarkers
  • Cut with faux stitched square dies, The Works
  • Enamel dots from YNS
  • Snowflake paper is a magazine freebie, tweaked the colour tone using Serif
  • Sentiment is Firenze font
I would like to enter these challenges:
Di's digi designs challenge. Animals acting like humans
Winter Wonderland Challenge Anything Christmas Goes
52 Christmas Card Throwdown Pick a previous 2019 Theme.....I'm going back to June, and the CHORAL theme

 Thank you so much for your visit xx

Tuesday 3 December 2019

Decorating The Tree

Good Morning my lovely blog chums.......I hope you're having a good week so far! I did partake in a little bit of Black Friday shopping this year, a few Christmas pressies and a new frock for our work Christmas do.....but my favourite Black Friday sale was half price digi stamps from Lili of the Valley! I did splurge on a couple, and I am using one on today's card.......

This little bit of yumminess is called Decorating The Tree, there is just something so adorable about the wee faces that the LOTV characters have. I used ProMarkers to colour, with the addition of Gold Stickles glitter glue. The stocking die is the smallest one of a set of Christmas stockings nesting dies from First Edition. I got the set a few weeks ago with an idea in my mind of using the largest die to make an advent calendar, which will be an on-going project for next year. I have a Gold themed challenge in mind when I planned this card, so I dug out a sheet of gold glitter card.....which, I then discovered to be the hardest thing in the world to take a decent photo of.......I just couldn't get the light, "right"!!!

Anyway, I would like to enter these challenges:
Christmas at Sweet Stampin November challenge - Trees

Keep warm, and enjoy your day xx

Sunday 1 December 2019

Christmas Post!

Hello again my lovely blog chums......hope the weekend is going well for you. In my post yesterday, I mentioned my intentions to pop along to a winter fayre yesterday, well I did just that......and after sitting for about 10 minutes in the car park of this particular community centre, wondering why it was so quiet.....I checked on Facebook, only to discover that I was a week late!!!!! 

Anyway, another Christmas card to share today.....
I used a super adorable image from Di's, have coloured with ProMarkers, and an assortment of papers from my off cuts box. Once again I am using enamel gumdrops from YNS, these have to be one of my favourite embellishments, as they always look fantastic, plus they don't add too much "thickness" to a card if you want to be sending it away in the post!

I would like to enter these challenges
Di's Digi Designs Animals acting like humans
Passion for ProMarkers 3 or more layers

Enjoy your day, whatever it may bring.....hubby wants to hear out and do some Christmas shopping today, I don't much fancy the crowds on a Sunday, so we'll have to see!!!