Saturday, 21 April 2018

Happy Birthday Dec

Hello everyone. It's sunny...yay...and warm too...double yay!!! My cherry tree is bursting with blossom, the grass is growing like billyo (and what a bummer...my lawnmower is in hospital!!) but so are the weeds!! Doesn't it make you feel better though to see a bit of sunshine, I know I certainly do.

Anyway, it has been a week since my last visit so I thought I would share the card I made for Declan who enjoyed a Birthday earlier in the month.


He is too old for Thomas the Tank Engine these days (although I am reliably informed that his cake resembled aforesaid engine!!) so good old DSB came to the rescue with Harry and Beer. Coloured with Promarkers and matted on to a Lovely Studio digital paper. I found a Son stamp in my stash, it was a free one, I think and the Happy Birthday is from Clearly Besotted.


I will leave you with a picture of  Declan and Mollie, taken in the snow last month!!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend xx

Some challenges

Colour Crazy Challenge week 16 - Anything goes
Daring cardmakers - Feeling Blue
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Only for boys

Sunday, 15 April 2018

An interesting kind of sketch!!

Hello lovely peeps. I hope you had a good weekend. Dare I say it, but it looks like the months of rain may be coming to an end here in the UK and I was able to go dog walking, do horsey/field stuff  and gardening without waterproofs yesterday...bliss!! This was our lane water feature on Wednesday morning!! I had been waiting for the hairy kids to say that they don't want to get wet but they never did!!!


Anyway the inspiration for today's card came from here, such an unusual and striking sketch, I just had to play.



The papers were free with a magazine ages ago and the stamps are from a Clearly Besotted set,
Rockin' Robin, coloured with Promarkers. Another Christmas card for the box!!

I hope to see you soon xx

Some Challenges

Winter Wonderland - Cute Christmas Critters
Daring cardmakers - Animal antics
CRAFT challenge #463 - Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes

Thursday, 12 April 2018

AYLI Favourite Medium

Hello there friends, I hope the week has been good to you so far.
My card today is my DT piece for


Such an easy theme for you this week a project using your
Favourite Colouring Medium


No prizes for guessing that mine is Promarkers!! I have tried most alcohol markers, had a play with a couple of branded pencils but always, always go back to my Promarkers. They just work for me!!

I used them to colour a fabulous Whimsy Stamp that was a Birthday present, together with the First Edition, Sweet Nothings, paper pad
( you know me so well, lovely lady!!).

It would be lovely if you can join us.

See you there!!

Some challenges

Addicted to stamps and more #287 - Make your mark
Crafty Animals #13 - Anything goes
CCC digi creations #91 - Include an animal
Whimsy Stamps #104 - Anything goes

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Squares!!

It' been a while since I have had the chance to put a handful of challenges in the mix and come up with something to satisfy all of them.

With squares, matching boxes tags and buttons and bows I came up with this.

A card with a matching box to accommodate the bundle of ribbons and twine...


...and the card on it's own which looks very wobbly. I used a wet glue instead of my usual Collall glue gel and the card warped :0(



I used Bo Bunny Pincushion paper pad for the card base and the box, such pretty colours I think. The darling LOTV stamp was a Birthday present, and was coloured with Promarkers. To finish off I bundled some coordinating ribbon, twine and lace together and attached behind a button.

Ta dah!!

The challenges that inspired me

Allsorts #462 - Be there or be square
Crafty Calendar - Buttons and/or bows
My time to craft #368 - Bag or box with matching tag
Addicted to stamps #163 - Balloons, bunting or presents

Amazingly I will be back tomorrow with some DT inspiration for you, until then xx

Monday, 9 April 2018

Delightful Digis

Hello everyone. I have a cute little chap to share with you today.

It is new challenge time at 


The theme is Delightful Digis


I used Little Monster from our sponsor 


He was coloured with Promarkers and I used some Doodlebug Designs papers. He really is a cutie and was a joy to colour. I hope I have inspired you enough to seek out your cute Digis and join in!!

Thank you for stopping by today xx

Some challenges

Little Miss Muffet #186 - Anything goes
Colour Crazy challenge week 14 - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday #524 - Anything goes