Wednesday 21 April 2021


 Good Morning my lovely blog chums.....I hope that I find you in fine fettle today.

You may remember that my hubby was admitted to hospital, earlier in the year for surgery that left him with two Stoma's......his recovery had been a bit sluggish and he was taken back into hospital a couple of weeks ago, as his kidneys were not functioning properly and his potassium levels were very high. The blood test that diagnosed this problem had gone off to the lab, and the worrying result had triggered an ambulance to be sent to us to whip him straight into hospital, this all happened at about half two in the morning, we were all fast asleep and completely unaware of what was going on but as the ambulance crew could not get a reply at the front door, they called the fire brigade to our house, and were literally moments away from our back door being put through, when Cameron heard voices in the garden, he called me and we tentatively went down to see what on earth was going on.....OK, so it was a huge worry having Alistair taken into hospital in this way, but also a relief that these people in my back garden were not about to "slice and dice" me!!!! Himself has been lots better since he cam back home again, much brighter, his mobility has come along - not quite leaps and bounds, but getting there.

Anyway  its time for a new challenge with 


Add a Heart 

Elaine has set this challenge and she doesn’t mind what you make as long as you include a heart on your creation somewhere.  It can be as simple as a die cut heart, heart background paper, an image of a heart or including a heart, so definitely lots of scope with this challenge and we cannot wait to see what you make.  Don’t forget you can enter any type of creation it doesn’t have to be a card.  The only rule we have is that you have to use your markers, for example – Promarkers, Copics, Spectrum Noir, Karin Brushmarkers, Zig Clean Color Brush Markers to name just a few.

Our generous sponsor this week is Dies to Die For and they are offering one lucky winner a £15.00 voucher to spend in their online store.  There are lots of amazing brands in their store including MFT, Mama Elephant, Colorado Craft Company and Taylored Expressions to name just a few. 

For my own DT card I am using James, Country Walk, I am a big James fan, so it would have been just rude not to treat myself to a couple of the more recent digi's. The sentiment is also from LOTV. The pretty lilac paper is from Papermania Capsule collection and I partnered it with a sweet, flowery paper from my off cuts tray.  I used a button for my added heart and used a little twine with this. 

I would like to enter these challenges please:
Crafty Calendar April: Spring or Easter 
Crafty Catz #547 a.t.g
Cute Card Thursday #682 ribbon or twine 
Pennys Papercraft Challenge #494 atg, using papers

Take care and enjoy the rest of the week

Monday 12 April 2021

Its Raining Cats & Dogs with the Cutie Pies

 Hello there my lovely blog chums.....I hope you've had an enjoyable weekend, so as our lockdown eases somewhat, I can assume that you've spent your day at the hairdressers before a trip to the shops to buy something new to wear on a trip to your local beer garden......nope, me neither!!

I actually have had a quiet day catching up on some DT work, and on that subject I have a fabulous new challenge to tell you about......

Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are 

They also very generously provided some completely adorable images for the design team to showcase.......I am using Scruffy the dog, gardening,  if you click the link you can find him for yourself. The darker of the two papers is from My Favourite Things and is paired with another from a pad from The Works. I added a run of lace to a faux stitched border, and a sweet little flower button. This lovely sentiment was part of a prize bundle from a recent challenge is from woodware.

I would like to enter these challenges please:
Aud Sentiments #272 anything goes, with sentiment 
Moving Along With The Times #129 April, Animals/Birds
Crafty Gals #217 Make it Green

We do hope that you will hop on over and play along with us......

Tuesday 6 April 2021

Animal Antics, with PASSION FOR MARKERS

 Hello there my lovely blog chums, I do hope that you've had a lovely Easter weekend. Maybe you were even able to spend time with your family and friends. My mum come to us for dinner on Sunday and yesterday I met up with my daughter and we took my dogs and her Cockapoo puppy,  Pippa, for a smashing walk in the woods....unfortunately I'd left my camera in the car, which I kicked myself for afterwards,  having missed the opportunity to photograph "the gang" trotting along together, not to mention the first sign of the Bluebells coming through....well there's always next time.

Anyway, on the subject of animals....we have a fabulous new challenge, kicking off today at


and the theme is 


Our lovely sponsors are 

Who you can visit here

For my own DT card I couldn't resist the opportunity to use this super cute Giraffe that I recently acquired from Rachelle Anne Miller. I am using Promarkers to colour, but don't forget that you are now free to use ANY type of markers with our challenges....yay! For my papers, the neutral "leafy" was a magazine freebie and the blue plaid design was from a stack from The Range. I am using a tag die cut with a stamped greeting paired with a Baby die cut. I added enamel dots from Doodlebug as a finishing touch.

I would like to enter these challenges please:

Moving Along With The Times #129 April animals/birds
Alphabet Challenge Z for Zoology (the study of animals)
Dragonfly Dreams feature a creature
Aud Sentiments #271 Animals and Sentiments 
Crafty Rocket #80 Babies/kids

Thank you so much for visiting me today....I am hoping to be back with you in the next day or so.....don't forget to play along with this challenge and all check out the other fabulous DT cards xx

Friday 2 April 2021

Ladies, Girls & Crafty Friends

 Hello there my lovely blog chums and may I wish you a 

Happy and Blessed Easter 

I hope that you have been keeping with the restrictions starting to ease, here....have you been able to meet up with friends and family. On Tuesday we had a garden get together with my daughter and her boyfriend together with my  step daughter and her twin sons. Obviously we haven't seen the twins since just before Christmas and they're had their 2nd birthday since then.....I can't believe how much they have come along, we were also so fortunate that the weather was so lovely too. 

Anyway,  I want to invite you to play along with us at 


The theme for our new challenge is 


Our very kind sponsors are 
Who also provided some gorgeous images for the design team....I chose this very pretty Floral Trail Frame. I added wording to the centre using Lavendula font, the image is coloured with Promarkers, and paired a Papermania Capsule Collection paper. I added lace and a pearly ribbon slider to complete.

I would like to enter these challenges please:

I hope you have a lovely weekend......easy on the choccie eggs, though!!