Thursday, 10 May 2018

AYLI Pink or Blue

Oh no...I forgot to write my bad!!!

You probably already know that a new challenge has started at

We would love to know whether you favour pink or blue in your card making, and don't forget we would like to know why too!!


I used Princess Snow from our sponsor Kinda Cute.
She was coloured with Promarkers to match the retired LOTV paper.

My favourite is pink, not wishy washy pink though, it has to be bright for me.

Back in the late 80s, when I worked in a Bank, we had a girls  night in and had our "colours" done. I fell into the Winter/Autumn category meaning that stronger colours suit my darker skin and hair tone, and that blue, except for navy should be excluded.  I think that is probably why I am never happy with cards featuring blue!! I still stick to my "colours", thirty years on, and investment pieces bought way back when coordinate nicely with new garments in my wardrobe.

Anyway, I look forward to seeing your favourite...if I am not sacked that is!!
See you soon xx

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Christmas hallway

Hello crafty friends. A whirlwind visit to share a card that has been some time in the making but the current Allsorts Challenge - Fancy Folds spurred me on to finish it.

Lots of techniques here, some inky sky, complete with masking, gold embossing powder on the die cut sentiment and lots of measuring and chopping for the banister.

I took inspiration from here if you fancy a go. 

Hope you have a good evening.

 See you tomorrow xx

Some challenges 

Allsorts #466 - Fancy folds
The holly and Ivy #28 - Anything goes 

Monday, 7 May 2018

Add a Butterfly

Blimey...where did last week go?! I know I said it was going to be a busy one but I didn't really expect to be absent and not to manage much blog visiting!! So apologies if I haven't left a comment. Normal service should now resume !!

Anyway, today is the start of the May challenge at

It's another good one. As well as your incredibly cute image we simply want you to add a butterfly...easy peasy lemon squeeze!!

I hope this little lady will inspire you.

A few weeks ago I took a trip down Memory Lane and spent a little time studying my old posts. I was taken by this one and, knowing that I still had the same paper pad, decided to make it again!! Little Wendy was coloured with Promarkers and I cut butterflies ( Impression Obsession I think) out of the patterned paper.

The sun has finally put in an appearance just in time for a Bank Holiday here in the UK so I anticipate some outdoor time, at last.

Bye for now xx 

Friday, 27 April 2018 are only 60!!

I am out on the tiles tonight with my work colleagues, one of whom will be celebrating her 60th Birthday on Monday. Her fella is taking her away to Florence next week so we are starting the celebration early.  As well, as being one of the Surgery's Dispensers she also teaches yoga so this new addition to my  crafty arsenal was perfect.

I really enjoyed colouring her and managed to refrain from adding too much patterned unlike me!!

April showers are here in force today, I got soaked walking the dogs so fully intend to stay put in the dry...until the next outing that is!!

Whatever you are up to I hope you have a good day.

See you when I do, a busier time next with with courses and such so crafty time may be in limited supply!! xx

Some Challenges

Addicted to stamps and more #289 - CAS
Papercraft challenges #10 - Clean and Simple

Thursday, 26 April 2018

AYLI Favourite Animal

It's challenge time again at As You Like It and the theme this time is right up my street.


This was actually a tough choice for me as I love all animals, with the exception of a few creepy crawlies and I am not very keen on crocodiles, but for the purpose of this I went with dogs (please don't anyone tell Surprise, although we do refer to her as "the big dog" so I suppose she counts!!)

This was the card that I made for my Sister's Birthday, it's a perfect companion to the one I made her fella earlier in the year here.

I used the same Making Cards cd Rom and trawled through my paper library for a suitable colour match, which I think worked really well. The "Sister" stamp was a magazine freebie too and I used my favourite Mama Elephant stamp and die sets for the little tag.

It would be lovely to see you there!!