Wednesday 29 June 2022

Have yourself a Merry LITTLE Christmas

 Hello there my lovely blog chums.....hope this you well. So I am a day or so late in posting this as it really has been an eventful few days! At the weekend I celebrated my 50th birthday, Saturday, had been a fairly quiet day, my daughter and her boyfriend came to visit in the morning and then my Mother came over later in the afternoon and then the three of us just went out for dinner in the evening. On Sunday morning I was wanting to get on and pack for our holiday,  the next day, but hubby was most insistent that we go out to get dog food, then stop off for a Costa - when we did eventually get home I was met with balloons, banners and confetti canons, and all of the family! We shared a fabulous afternoon together with a lovely bbq, a dip in the hot tub, great music to sing a long and dance too, even a water pistol battle which my 3 yr old grandsons found to be an absolute hoot!!! 

So now hubby and I are away on a "coast & country" holiday. We are staying in the New Forest, and have some beautiful, scenic and woodland areas around us to walk with the dogs but within a short distance to the East Dorset/Hampshire coast, so that I can get my fix of sea air too.

Anyway, my birthday always serves as a reminder that it is six months to go till Christmas, so a very apt time for our next Christmas with the Cuties challenge 

Our optional theme this time is 


We would like you to make a Christmas card for a child 

For my own DT card I am using Chilly the Snowman, with stop here sign from Pink Gem. The background paper is an old magazine freebie.i used a scalloped edged border die to frame the image. The sentiment is from a LOTV set.

It's such an easy theme, and now we are half way through the year, why not get crafting and join in with

I would also like to enter these challenges please:

My Time to Craft Christmas #37 Christmas Carols/Hymns/Songs

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #119 anything CHRISTMAS goes 

Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge #18 inspired by the mood board 

I will be back later with another DT card.....thank you so much for visiting today 

Tuesday 14 June 2022

Add A Tag, with THE CUTIE PIES

 Hello there my lovely blog, I hope that this finds you well. My dogs are off to the groomer this morning for a much needed tidy up, which I'm sure they will feel glad of as the weather seems to be getting warmer this week.

Anyway,  its time for a new challenge with


our theme is 


We are lucky enough to be sponsored by 

and there will be a fabulous digi stamp prize for our lucky winner.

For my own DT card I am using Birthday Teddy,  from Lee's fabulous store.....thus was an absolute treat to colour, and as I'd printed off a few copies, I think it's going to be ons of those digi's that I'll use time after time. I am using Promarkers to colour. The polka dot paper is from a Doodlebug pad, and the stripey paper is my own creation. Now normally,  if I were to add a tag to a card, it would normally be for a sentiment..but..I decided to go in a different direction and instead used my tag for an embellishment, this cute little wooden candle. My mum had brought my several packs of wooden embellishments from The Works, for Christmas which I'd emptied into a tin and each time I root through the tin I find something different!

So we have a nice, easy theme and a fabulous prize on offer so I do hope that you will hop on over and play along with us.

I would also like to enter these challenges please 
Sweet Stampin 3 of a kind (3 pencils and 3 enamel dots)
Crafty Catz #359 atg, with optional Cute Animals 
Crafty Calendar June, atg

Friday 3 June 2022

Men and/or Boys, with CRAFTY FRIENDS

 Good Morning my lovely blog today is actually my day off, and whilst my alarm was switched off, I must have failed to mention this to Harvey as I was woken by him barking at the back door, to be let out at HALF FIVE this morning!!!!! I tried to ignore him for a while but then I was awake and needing the loo, so that was that.....but I was rewarded with glorious sunshine flooding into my back garden so I guess, I can excuse his barking. 

Anyway, I now have a cup of tea beside me and the pleasure of telling you all about our new challenge with  CRAFTY FRIENDS 


With Father's Day just around the corner, it's a perfect theme, although I did decide to plump for a boy's birthday card as my box is a bit light for these at the moment. 

I kept things fairly simple with a super cute digi from Bugaboo, which is coloured with Promarkers. I went large with the sentiment for which I used Cinnamon Cake font. Just to add a little detail I added a die cut fish tail flag and a die cut button. 

I do hope that you will hop on over and visit us.....we have some fabulous inspiration from the team to share with you.

I would also like to enter these challenges please:

Wednesday 1 June 2022

3 or More layers, with PASSION FOR MARKERS

Hello there my lovely blog chums, I do hope that this week has got off to a good start. Do you have anything special planned to celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee this weekend? We have several events we are hoping to get to, including a beacon lighting, a river pageant and a quiz with afternoon tea! 

Anyway,  for now its time for a new challenge with 


Kitty has set the theme of 

3 or More Layers 

Our lovely sponsors are 
Who have a fabulous prize for our lucky winner and also provided the team with some gorgeous images to work with. 

How sweet, is this Elephant!!! I am using Promarkers to colour and cut the image out with a circular die which I mounted onto a fancy edged circular die cut.  All three papers are older ones, which unfortunately I couldn't find a brand name for. I added three little die cut hearts and a tag. 

I would also like to enter these challenges please:
Use Your Stuff #449 anything goes 
Allsorts Challenge #678 anything but birthday 
Di's Digi Designs Hand coloured images 
Alphabet Challenge D is for Die Cuts
Crafty Animals #62 anything goes, with Animals 

Thank you so much for your visit today xx