Sunday, 28 August 2016

When you see a Robin...

So, I managed to grab some time to do a bit of crafting last night and used these challenges for inspiration

Darnell's NBUS #7
Dies Digis - Anything with wings
Allsorts Challenge #378 - Use 2+ dies
I love Promarkers #316 - Use a die
Sweet Stampin' - No designer papers


We are blessed with lots of feathered visitors to our garden, one of my  favourites being the Robins,  who are such friendly little birds, so when I spotted .....at Little Claire Designs it went straight in my basket!! He is, of course, coloured with Promarkers.  The shaped card and associated die cuts are from a Couture set and the branch and sign are part of a Spellbinders set. I am delighted to say that these are all Never Before Used Schtuff so fit Darnell's 7th Challenge perfectly.

Right, time's up, something fluffy is looking at me in a hungry way so I had better
go and oblige!! Enjoy your Sunday (and Monday if you are in the UK and not working!!).

 Hope to be back again soon xx

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Standard or shaped...what's your favourite?

Hello bloggers hope this post finds everyone happy and well.

Its new challenge day at


where we are dying to know what your favourite card shape is...

Standard or shaped? (remember to tell us why too!!)

Easy peasy for me...square...no question.


I love symmetry and order and generally a square card base indulges my need perfectly!!
Shame about the photographer though and I was quite sober when I took this photo too!!

This was a very quick make using a new paper pad from Craftwork Cards called Coastal. The stamp is Wavy Seascape  from Little Claire Designs that I coloured with pencils.

An up to date pup picture


Bowie (the biggest pup) had finally managed to get himself on the garden bench so we had to let Bumble join him!! Don't they look important!!

Before I go and link up at some challenges I want to thank you all for your kind messages about Suzy, they meant a lot.

Until next time xx

I am playing along here

Crafty card makers #171 - By or under the sea
A gem of a challenge #176 - Summer fun
Come and get it - Summertime
Penny Black and more - Anything Goes with a stamp
Crafty Calendar - Summer Fun



Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Christmas Penguins

Hello everyone, it is my turn to showcase another fabulous bit of artwork from 


This sweet image happens to be Christmas Penguins and was coloured with my Promarkers to compliment the pretty papers. My Cheery Lynn poinsettia die got an outing to make the gorgeous bloom and I finished off with some liquid pearls for a change.



I am entering my card here...


Noor Design UK #21 - Christmas
ABC Challenge - N for Noel
Digi Choosday Week 33 - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #22 - anything Goes

I actually have time for a chat as the pups are being entertained outside. It's been an eventful few weeks. Our trip to Cornwall wasn't great as I had my first bout of carsickness in about thirty years for which there was only one cure...to come home. However, we did manage to get to Port Isaac which was really lovely.


I think we were meant to come back early because on our return Suzy was poorly so a trip to the vet was necessary and didn't end well.


She is now at rest with our Darling Mog in our garden where, come the spring, they will both be covered with beautiful flowers. I miss her.

To cheer ourselves up we spent the night in Torquay last Friday and had a wonderful time wandering round the town enjoying the fabulous weather and generally lifting our spirits with copious amounts of ice cream!!


Bowie and Bumble are turning into fine young dogs although they haven't been allowed to visit my work room yet, not sure I want my Promarkers buried in the lawn!!

Looking forward to getting more crafty time very soon. Thank you for your visits, they are much appreciated xx


Thursday, 11 August 2016

Favourite flower

Hello everyone...twice in a week, now that hasn't happened in a while!!

I am here with my DT card for



Our theme this time is

Favourite Flower (remember to tell us why)

I decided to think outside the box and share my favourite crafty flower which happens to be the delightful sweetheart blossoms.  Why? Because they come in such an array of pretty colours and they are quite flat so don't bulk out an envelope too much.


I am playing at these challenges

A Gem Of A challenge #175 - Buttons and Bows
In the Pink #100 - Anything Goes
Pennys paper-crafty challenge #290 - Anything Goes
Ooh la la challenge #210 - Ribbons and bows

Hope to see you soon xx


Monday, 8 August 2016

Spaceman Josh

Hello everyone it's the start of a new challenge today at

The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog

where the theme is Work, Rest or Play.

Our sponsor is Pink Gem Designs and I chose the cutie that is Spaceman Josh for my DT card.


The theme is open to interpretation but I think my little guy could actually be an Astronaut or just dressing up as one!!

We are off to play at these challenges

Creative Craft Cottage #69 - For the men/boys
Aud Sentiments - For a child +a sentiment

And finally...


...these two are still running me ragged, which is great for the waistline!!


But are utterly adorable when they are asleep...altogether now aaaaaaaah!!

See you later in the week xx