Thursday, 16 November 2017

AYLI

Hello folks. I hope you are having a good week and looking forward to the weekend. We are on Annual Leave this week which has been lovely. A visit to see my Mum on Monday, Weymouth on Tuesday, yesterday was our Wedding Anniversary...31 years 
( I married very  young!! ) Today we are going wherever the fancy takes us after our 3+ mile morning walk of course!!

Anyway, the reason for my post is to encourage you to join us at


where our theme is Your favourite Christmas colour combination.

Being a traditionalist at heart I tend to favour holly green and berry red or combinations thereof. I used a design sheet from our sponsor, Polkadoodles.


This image came from Winnie's Winterland cd.

I hope you will find time to join us and,  in doing so, add to your pile of festive makes.  I really must get a wriggle on myself,  as my pile is looking decidedly small, despite being a DT member for Christmas with the Cutie Pies!! 

Anyway, that is all for now folks. See you soon xx

Some challenges

Crafty girls challenges - November Anything Goes/Christmas
Creatalicious Challenges #127 - Anything Goes 
Digi Choosday week #46 - Anything Goes 
A gem of a challenge #207 - Buttons and/or ribbon

Monday, 13 November 2017

Bear Hugs

Helloooo!! It's time for another challenge at


So, the intention was to use a rather cute digi image from my stash but unfortunately I talked myself into pre-ordering  one of the latest releases from Stamping Bella so I just had to use that instead!! 


Now tell me that's not cute!!

I coloured them with Promarkers to match the scrummy papers from  Doodlebug Designs (Milk and cookies). My new (longed for) Tattered lace dies got their first airing too which was exciting!! I just think crafting is fab, in that so much pleasure can be gained by some paper, metal and a bit of rubber!! Designer shoes and handbags? Not for me!! Actually it's more like horse shoes and rugs!!

Anyway, you have a few weeks to dig out your bear stamps, papers, toppers or dies and join the Cuties...look forward to seeing what you make!!

See you later in the week with more Christmas!! xx

Some challenges

Christmas Card Challenges #25
Crafty Friends #70 - Christmas
Craft Rocket #43 - Christmas is coming
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #8
Crafty Animals #8

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Baby Elly's Birthday

Hello friends. I hope this week has been a good one for you. I have had a long awaited "normal" week at work so it has been nice to be able to ride, dog walking and do my household activities at a leisurely pace rather than the breakneck speed that has been needed for the past few months...it won't last though for sure!! I even managed to squeeze in a bit of DT work which was a bonus!!

Here is one of those cards for my inspiration post at 

Sasayaki Glitter and this little cutie is Baby Elly


I coloured her with Promarkers and the papers were in my bits and pieces box,  possibly Simple Stories. 

Just have a look at Mollie dressed as a pumpkin for Halloween!! 


See you the other side of the weekend with a bit of cuteness xx

Thursday, 2 November 2017

It's Christmas for me at AYLI!!


Happy Thursday blogland peeps. I have a bit of DT inspiration today for the new challenge at


We would love you to share your favourite type of card, Christmas or non-Christmas

I am so behind with my Christmas cards this year so it had to be a festive card. I have so many unused stamps that I bought last year that it is also the perfect opportunity to ink them up too!!

This little bunny is one of them. I won a spend at The Cat's Pajamas after leaving a comment on my lovely blog buddy Brenda's blog and chose this set Bunny Christmas. I love these guys and have quite a few of them now. It is a much smaller card than I would usually make being only a 4 inch square. The papers were a little scrap and bunny was coloured with Promarkers. Being  Christmas there is obviously a dusting of glitter too!!


Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you will play along. It's pretty much a free for all!!

See you soon xx

I love Promarkers #346 - Show us some sparkle
The holly and ivy #18 - Always anything goes
Jingle belles - Not a creature was stirring

Monday, 30 October 2017

Cutie Christmas Tags

Hello everyone. Not sure where the last month has gone but it looks as though it's time for a new challenge at


The theme this time is tags. I made a large one to decorate the front of my card.


I used more of my Crafters Companion Christmas stash for this one.  Red Nose Reindeer from the Cute Christmas range. The layer beneath the tag was embossed with Contemporary Folk from the Scandinavian Christmas range. The card stock that I embossed was actually the packaging from the folder, so a freebie!!  The sparkle came from a couple of bottles of Nuvo Drops, White Blizzard and Ruby Slippers.

I hope you will manage to find some time to play along, just remember that your Christmas creation needs to feature a tag and be cute!!

There are a few challenges that will suit this card so I am off to link up.

I hope this week will be kind to you xx

Allsorts Challenge #439 - Christmas Creatures