Thursday, 23 February 2017

AYLI...what else can you do??!!

Hello everyone!! A big oops from me and apologies to my team mates at

I forgot to schedule my own post for our new challenge which is

What do you make other than cards...and why?

I have dabbled in all kinds of crafts including sewing, knitting, embroidery, jewellery making and cross stitch and over the last few years I have taught myself to crochet. My current "work in progress" is my biggest piece to date...a blanket. I am just about half way through the blanket itself and then have a pretty border to add so I reckon it will be keeping us warm at night by next winter!! I have taken much inspiration from Lucy at Attic 24 so if crochet is something that you fancy having a go at then I highly recommend her easy to follow patterns and informative blog to get you started. 

The kit for my blanket can be found here.

Check out the main challenge blog for some  inspiration  from my team mates. Hope to see you there, if I'm not sacked that is!!

Hope this week is being kind to you and that you have stayed safe during storm Doris that visited the UK today.

Until next time xx

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Birthday Meg for Sasayaki Glitter

Hello crafters. In my quest to actually "use" my papers instead of hoarding them I came across the pretty ones I used on my card today. 

They are Belle and Boo,  by Trimcraft and give just the right amount of "party" to compliment Meg who I am showcasing today.  She was coloured with Promarkers to match the papers. I also got out my Press cut stepper die for the base so hope this will be suitable for the current Ooh la la Challenge ( thank you Janice, Meg and Pauline for inspiring me!!)

 Thank you for your visit today. See you soon xx

Monday, 13 February 2017

Simply Love with The Cutie Pie Challenge

Happy new week crafters. Hope you are keeping warm/cool depending on where in the world you are!! It has been frrrrreezing here and we actually had a flake or two of snow on Saturday, much to my excitement! Sadly not enough to make a snowball!!

Anyway, I am here to share the love with my inspiration for the new

I used an image from our sponsor (details on the challenge blog here)

She was coloured using Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens (shhhh don't tell my Promarkers) to match the  Tiny Tatty Ted papers. The sentiment is from an LOTV set.

I do hope that you will join us.

Until next time, take care xx

Some challenges

In the pink #112 - With Love
Noor Design UK - Have a heart
Crafty Purple Frog #4 - Love is all around
Allsorts #402 -Hearts and/or flowers

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Ribbon or Lace?

Hello friends. Gosh, how time flies, it's been over a week since I posted anything!! Anyway I am here now!!  Something completely different from me today.

 The weeks have rolled around to another new challenge at

Which is Ribbon or Lace?

Many of you will now that neither of these feature regularly on my cards, but if the occasion arises I use ribbon, usually in the form of seam binding ribbon. I have metres of this in white so that I can colour to suit. I love the way that it ties into a perfect bow too.

 This is a card that I was asked to make for a customer to give to his Wife on her 95th Birthday. I actually used a Downton Abbey papercraft kit that came with a magazine last year and dressed it up with a new die. He was delighted and I am informed that Rosemary, his Wife loved it too.

Hope you will join us!!

Before I go this is a more recent photograph of our beautiful
 Granddaughter Mollie Rose, can't believe she will be 4 weeks old on Sunday.

See you soon

Some Challenges

The Ribbon Girl - February card challenge
Crafting when we can #137 - Flowers
The crafty addicts #32 - Anything goes +/- a sentiment
Crafting from the heart #145 - Anything goes

Monday, 30 January 2017

Sasayaki DT

Happy Monday crafters.  Hope you all had a good weekend. It was Hubby's weekend off so we had plenty of lovely dog walks, a trip to the local town for a bit of retail therapy and a bite to eat and I even managed a bit of crafty time. 

Anyway, it's my turn to share another sample of the lovely artwork from

She was coloured with Promarkers to match the pretty papers and had a liberal squirt of stickles!!
I was very tempted to carry on with the shabby chic but held back as I didn't want to cover more of the paper than I had to. I did, however ink the edges for an aged look.

See you next time xx