Thursday, 15 February 2018

AYLI - Ways to add a sentiment

Hello friends, another fortnight has whizzed by so I am here to encourage you to join in with the new challenge at

This is a good one!! We would like to see the way you like to add a sentiment to your project and tell us why.

I always used to stay safe and stamp on a label or banner just in case it went wrong!! However,  I bought a stamping platform and that has all changed, I am brave enough to stamp direct on my project because if you make a boo boo you can stamp again and again  without smudges...ace!!

So, here is my card and not a cute image in sight!! 

 I decided that I needed some grown up stamp sets in my stash so treated myself to this lovely Concord and 9th set, Beautiful Branches.
There you go, a grown up card!!

That's all for now, see you soon xx

Some challenges

Addicted to stamps and more #279 - CAS
Crafty girls creations #44 - Anything goes
LOVE to craft challenge blog #19 - Anything goes
Dragonfly dreams - Flowers
Stamping Sensations February - Anything with flowers

Monday, 12 February 2018

Cutie Pie

Hello friends, a new week and a new challenge.

The Cutie Pies would love to see your cards featuring 

I went with the LOVE option and used an image and paper that came free with a magazine.

 I love the colours and just had to add black. The the die cut heart and "Big Kiss" sentiment are from a Marianne Designs set and the heart wreath over the top right corner had it's first outing!!

Hope you have a good week xx

Some challenges

Crafty Catz #403 - Anything goes/ love is in the air
Cute Card Thursday #516 - Love
Creative Inspirations - Love is in the air/ colour scheme
My time to craft #364 - Love is all we need
Crafty Friends #77 - Love is in the air
Allsorts Challenge #454 - Love is in the air

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Heart Bunny

I am sharing the love today in the shape of this sweet little bunny with her cart full of hearts. She is available here.

I had a moment of panic when I couldn't immediately locate my lovely heart of hearts die, but as you can see, finally found, it is backed by a scrap of red cardstock. Bunny was coloured using Promarkers and I added some  glitter to finish off. After the fiddling and faffing with the wedding card at the weekend it was time for a more CAS project!!

Well, that is me for today. Have a good weekend, when you get there!! 

Some challenges

Fab 'n' funky #380 - Valentine, say it with words
I love Promarkers #352 - Love, wedding/anniversary
Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge - Love
Passion for Promarkers #430 - Love and kisses
Digi choosday week #6 - Anything goes

Sunday, 4 February 2018

I do

Good morning my crafty friends. I know it is unusual for me to make an appearance on a Sunday but I wanted to!!  It's a wedding card I am sharing today and I had great fun fiddling and faffing!! 

I used one of the adorable images from the Wedding Trio set from LOTV.
The papers are Nitiwits Cherish collection. The flower was made using one of the very first MFT die sets that I ever bought. Dawny P used them a lot, back then, and it me took ages to source them and I was so thrilled when I finally tracked down a set!! I inked the edges with Weathered Wood DI. The happy couple were coloured with Promarkers.

I am looking forward to the coming week...nothing too exciting but it finally looks as though the wet weather might stop for a while...I know, I am easily pleased!! The thought of no muddy dogs or horses makes me very happy!!

I hope you have a good Sunday, whatever you are up to xx

Some challenges

Allsorts #453 - Spots and/or stripes
Crafty Calendar7 - Two or more layers
Sweet stampin - Anything but Birthday
CCC digi  creations - #89 It's all about love
 Pearly sparkles - #25 Love, love, love

Thursday, 1 February 2018


The new challenge at As You Like It starts today so I am here to share my DT inspiration card with you. The theme is STITCHING Real or Faux?

I had to go with faux stitching. I love the idea of machine/hand stitching on my cards but I am never truly happy with my own feeble efforts so I opted for faux stitching. I achieved this with my holey ruler and a fine liner pen, which actually doesn't look too bad!! Our sponsor this time is
Kinda Cute by Patricia and the image I was kindly supplied with is
Bear with Cup...isn't he cute?! (Thank you Patricia!!)

 I was inspired by the current Catch the Bug Stella says sketch #602 challenge and I used very much loved old Marianne Designs papers that I had, shamefully, forgotten about, so I think that allows me to also enter this card in the current Allsorts challenge " Old Favourites" Apologies for the drab photograph, good light is somewhat lacking at the moment. Roll on spring I say!!

Right, that is quite enough rambling from me, all that remains is for me to say that you will be most welcome to enter the challenge with your stitched items and I shall see you soon xx

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Sending you love

Oh my word what a horrid day it is here in Dorset, pouring with rain and blowing a gale...yuk!! Surprise decided to have a duvet day. When the weather is bad, and on days that I am not at work, I open her stable door and let her make up her own mind...she is 28 after all!!

Anyway, I am here to share a Sasayaki Glitter with stamp today and this time it is LOVE, available here.

Although she is perfect for a Valentine card I decided to add "Sending you" to make her more of a general card. She was coloured with Promarkers to match the pretty papers.

Thank you for stopping by today xx

Some challenges

Dream Valley Challenges #171 - Love
Passion for Promarkers #428 - Lots of layers

Thursday, 18 January 2018

AYLI favourite die

Gosh, aren't these weeks flying by? I can hardly believe that it's our second challenge at

We would love to see your projects showcasing your favourite die.

It was a no brainer for me. My Spellbinders circles, my Tonic scalloped circles and my Lawn Fawn banners are my most used dies. I love that the scalloped circles are large enough to make an almost 15cm card base that, in this case, I covered with some LOTV paper.

 The cute little stamp is from a very, very old Kanban set and I coloured the sweet little pair with Promarkers.

It would be lovely if you could join us.

Thank you for your visit, I know that many bloggers are also using other social platforms these days but, for me, blogger is still far more personal and I shall continue to post here as long as my blogging buddies keep visiting!!

See you soon xx

Some challenges

Little Red Wagon - Round
Crafty Creations #358 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #157 - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky #377 - Girly

Monday, 15 January 2018

January Blues Cutie Pie

I am thrilled to be here today with the first challenge of the year for

The Cutie Pie Challenge

It's a seasonal theme with January Blues. Our sponsor Pink Gem Designs supplied us with an image and I chose Chloe in her cable jumper!!

I "tweaked" one of Jules' latest sketches (thank you for these, I get so much inspiration from you when my own has gone walkabout!!). My cable embossing folder came in handy and I even raided my ribbon stash for a perfectly coordinated bow. I rarely use blue,  but was delighted with the end result and might not shy away from it quite so much in the future!!

There is much excitement today as Mollie Rose is celebrating her first whole year...we can hardly believe it. She stood up unaided yesterday so it's not going to be long before she is walking!! It doesn't seem possible!!

I hope that you have a good week and I will see you soon xx

Some challenges

Addicted to stamps - Baby it's cold outside
Dragonfly Dreams - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles week 2 - Anything Goes
Simply create too #134 - Embossing
That's Crafty - Feeling Blue

Thursday, 11 January 2018

A for antlers

Well hello, me again, an unusual occurrence these days I know but I am still in Christmas mode and just could not pass up the opportunity to enter the current ABC Christmas challenge A & B.
 I went with A for antlers as it was the perfect excuse to use a new PB stamp set, Wintertime Cheer that fell in my basket during a browse at Buddly  Crafts.

I just love him!! The die cut border is from Crafters Companion and the text from a Newton's Nook set. He was stamped direct on to the card base (using my stamping platform) and coloured with Promarkers, so I was delighted that I didn't make any boo boos!!

Hope that you have had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend. Hubby is off this weekend so I am happy about that.

See you soon xx

More challenges

Penny Black and more  - January something new (Stamp set/s and die)
The Merry Christmas Challenge #2 - Anything Goes Christmas
Penny Black Saturday Challenge January - Anything Goes 

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Amy's Pups

Hello my crafty friends. I am here to share another of the fabulous images from Sasayaki Glitter.
This particular sweetie is Amy's pups.

The papers came with some goodies that recently arrived with my latest purchases from Dies To Die For, too fabulous to put away so I used them straight away. Amy and her pups were coloured with Promarkers to match. The sentiment die happens to be one of the items in the aforementioned package and although there is a companion stamp set I decided to refrain from buying that too as I was certain to have stamps to fit...and I did!! The "Birthday" is from a Clearly Besotted set.

It's been a glorious day here, bright, sunny and just the right side of chilly to hopefully kill off the nasty viruses that are doing the rounds locally.

Well that is me for today, have a good evening xx

Some challenges

Allsorts #449 - Something new
(image, die and papers)
A Gem Of A Challenge #210 - Happy anything
Crafty Catz #98 - Anything Goes with a twist

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Anything Goes!!

Happy New Year everyone:0)
 I hope 2018 will be a good one for you and that it has started well.

It's the first 2018 challenge at

and we are kicking off the year with Anything Goes.

I still had my Christmas stash on the floor  desk so decided to get ahead and make some cards for next Christmas. 

The little elf stamp was from a Christmas present to myself that I had ummed and aaaahed about for some time, but finally convinced myself that I needed!! The paper is from a Lawn Fawn paper pad that I bought some time ago and couldn't bring myself to use!!

I hope you will join us!!

Before I go I must share picture of our Granddaughter, Mollie Rose, in one of her Christmas outfits...

...cute huh?!!!

See you soon xx

Some challenges

Addicted to stamps and more #273 - Holiday
Creative Inspirations January - Something New
(Stamp set and paper pad)
The Merry Christmas Challenge #1 - Anything Goes Christmas