Tuesday 24 May 2022

Spots, Stripes and Anniversaries, with PASSION FOR MARKERS

 Hello there my lovely blog chums.....hope that this week has started well for you. Tuesdays are usually my day off, but my shifts have been changed a little and I've had to go in did feel a bit odd but I guess I'll get used to it and it does give Fridays off instead,  so that's the nice bit!!!

Anyway, enough rambling...its time for a new challenge at 


and it's a very special one as we are celebrating our 13th Anniversary

Our theme is 


We have oodles of fabulous sponsors, so why not click the link and pay us a visit. We also have some amazing cards from all of the design team to share with you. 

For my own DT card I am using "Wallpaper Paste" from LOTV, he was an absolute treat to colour and I can't wait to print this out again. I used an Lotv tag and added a Cameron to it,and an eyelet. The Cameron is my son, who I can't believe will be 22 in September!!!. I added a dotty button and twine to embellish. The stripey paper is my own creation......I enjoy playing around with shapes and stuff on Serif, and I basically drew the shape, coloured it, then replicated to create a pattern.....if I get chance at the weekend I will put together a tutorial, it's fun to do and I was delighted with the result.I decided to add a  little curl up to the bottom corner.....I'm sure I'm not the only one with a little bit of wallpaper doing the same thing!!!!

I would also like to enter these challenges please:

MOVING ALONG WITH THE TIMES #142 May - birthdaye

Crafters Cafe May - spots/stripes
Allsorts 13th Birthday Challenge  - anything for a Birthday 

Tuesday 10 May 2022


 Hello again,  my lovely blog chums. I hope that this this week has got off to a good start. Hubby and I decided to go out for a little run yesterday and took the dogs, and some sandwiches off to the coast. It was a little breezy, but one of my favourite things is to watch and listen to waves lapping the shore, and any time spent doing this is worth a nip in the air!

Anyway, we have a great new challenge with 


Our theme has been set by Karen and it will be 

For The Men/Boys

We are delighted to ge sponsored by 

If you are a regular visitor here, you might notice that I am a bit of a LOTV fan. I was super excited to get the opportunity to use 

To The Top

On my DT card. I am using the trusty Promarkers to colour. I raided my scrap box for these papers and was chuffed to find this wood effect paper, which I used to die cut the fence. This die is Magnolia  Doohicky "lovely fence". The sentiment is my own creation usually Zipty Doo font, and I do think that in any uphill challenge in life, it is important to pause and reflect on what we has been achieved. 

I do hope that you will hop on over and play along with us, we have some fabulous inspiration from the design team to share with you too.

I would also like to enter these challenges please:

Incy Wincy Designs May Challenge - use a die cut or punch 

Bizzy Becs May - anything goes 

Creatalicious Challenge May - anything goes 

Happy Little Stampers anything goes,  with Dies

Tailor-made cards 4 u - May Challenge,  masculine 

The Male Room Challenge Sport (hope this fits the bill!)

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit me......enjoy the rest of your day xx

Monday 9 May 2022

Digi’s, Dies and Cutie Pies

 Hello there my lovely blog chums......hope you had a great weekend. Despite the lovely sunshine,  its still felt quite fresh out here. Have had a quiet couple of days catching up on a bit of housework. 

So, it's time for a new Cutie Pie Challenge today 

And our theme is 


Both of which are so popular now, it will be an easy one to play along with so I do hope that you will hop on over and join in. 

Our lovely sponsors are 
Who also very kindly provided some adorable images for the team.

For my own DT card I am using EMMA WITH SNOWBALL,  which you can find with a clicky on the link. I decided to use a pre coloured image for a change and paired it with a download paper from Raspberry Road. In keeping with our dies theme, I am using a faux stitched square, memory box precious mittens and a Spellbinders circular die, which I had already embossed the card to give it texture and hopefully make it look like a snowball. 

I would also like to enter these challenges please:
Christmas Craft Creations April (birthday Challenge)
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #115 anything CHRISTMAS 

Thank you so much for your visit......I will be back tomorrow with another DT card xx 

Tuesday 3 May 2022

Spring Colours and Crafty Friends

 Hello there my lovely blog chums.....I do hope that you are having a great week so far.

I am a couple of days late posting this as hubby and I went away for the weekend. It was our wedding anniversary last week (22 years) and we Celebrated with a trip to The Cotswolds. It was a first trip for me to this area, and we had a great time. It is such a picturesque place. 

Anyway, we have a wonderful new challenge with 


and our theme this time is 

Spring Colours 

We have a colour palette to inspire you 

For the last few days I have been enjoying the beautiful yellows of Laburnum trees or rape seed fields, the purpley shades of Bluebells and Wisteria even pretty blues of Forget-me-nots, so I'm feeling very excited about this theme.

For my own card, I am using a very sweet image from LOTV called "Thinking of you ". I am using Promarkers to colour. I used a couple of circular dies, layered onto a doily. The sentiment tag is also from LOTV. 

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

I would also like to enter these challenges please:
Alphabet Challenge B is for Blooms 
Crafty Gals #230 spring/easter
Di's Digi Designs ribbon or lace 

Here I am enjoying the gorgeous Bourton-on-the-water

Thank you so much for stopping by today