Monday, 27 April 2015

Brighter Days

I have a colourful creation to brighten the start of your week...I hope!!

I rummaged in the scrap box for rainbow coloured card and then punched flowers and added a matching button. The sentiment was done on the computer using Simply Glamorous font.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy. It was really hard not to add anything more and I'm glad I didn't!!

Some challenges to play along with 

That's Crafty - Let's  keep it simple
Cute Card Thursday - #370 CAS
Papertake Weekly - Cute as a button

See you later in the week, until then take care xx

Thursday, 23 April 2015


Hello everyone. I have my DT card today for

As You Like It Challenge where the theme is 

Embossing...wet or dry? (Don't forget to tell us why)

 My "go to" type has to be dry, in the form of embossing folders. I still can't quite get over the transformation that happens to a plain piece of card by squishing it between a plastic folder...incredible!!  

Our sponsor is Crafty Sentiments and I chose to use a rubber stamp from the Warm Summer Days set that I coloured with my Promarkers to compliment the freebie papers. Both the sentiment and the greeting embossing folders were free with magazines and the ribbon from my stash.

I glittered up the sweet little blooms with stardust stickles and used a Versamark embossing pen and heat embossed clear powder to give an enamel effect to the watering can

                                                                    Hope you will come along and have a play.

I am entering these challenges

Paper creators challenge #37 - Flowers
Penny Black and More April Challenge - Birthdays
Creatalicious challenges #74 - Embossing
Scrap and Craft #7 - Use ribbon or twine
Passion for Promarkers #293 - Spring Blooms

Just wanted to say thanks ever so much for your lovely comments on my lampshade xx

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

A lampshade...whatever next?!!

Hello my crafty friends I have a late finish at work tonight :0( 
 which means a late start this morning :0), so Surprise and I have been out and about disturbing the pheasants and bunnies of Dorset and I've even found time to post my latest creation which is.....
ta dah....a lamp!!

Don't laugh...I decided that I really should make use of the CC Sweet Treats embossing boards and CD rom (that have been collecting dust for quite some time!!) and intended to make a popcorn box. However, when I had it turned upside down to glue the crochet lace and  pearls in place inspiration struck and it became a lamp!! Little Maggie got another outing and a pretty pink paper pieced dress using the opposite side of the paper scrap.

Here is a shot to show the inked edges and dodgy gluing!!

Lucky there are a few perfect challenges to enter at the moment...

Bunny Zoe's April - Not Square + pink, lace & pearls
Crafty Creations #287 - Seeing Spots
Alphabet Challenge - E = Eyecatching Edges

Wishing you a happy day xx

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Happy Birthday to Moo

Hello everyone and thank you for visiting today.
Hope you are enjoying good weather wherever you are in the world. We are bathed in sunshine as I type this although the easterly wind is rather fresh. Anyway on to my card...
I was really lucky last month and won  Digistamp Boutique Customer Competition which means I have been stocking up on some digi gorgeousness!!

This lovely lady is Miss Daisy who I coloured with Promarkers and fussy cut so that I could pop her on to a super quick background made with scraps of paper from my recently neglected pile!!

I would like to join in at these challenges

Dragon's Lair  Designs - Add an animal
Crafting By Designs April - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar April - Add a sentiment
I Love Promarkers #265 - Many Happy Returns
Moving along with the times - Anything But A Square
Allsorts #307 - Quick and simple does it
Digistamp Boutique Monthly Customer Competition

Rightio better get the mower out and go mow the grass...again...I liked it better when it was broken!! Then again I do like a nice tidy lawn and since Martin won't allow Surprise and her buddies to do the job for me I'd better get on with it!!

Toodles for now xx

Thursday, 16 April 2015


Hello lovely people of blogland. I am here with a mid way post for

 where our current challenge is  Christmas Ornaments 

I die cut the "bauble" and stamped one of the PB Christmas Friends that was coloured with pencils. Lashings of glossy accents and glamour dust to bling up the ornament BUT it turned it a rather fetching orangey shade (it started off matching the scalloped mat!!). Never mind!! 

I am entering these challenges

Ruby's Rainbow #102 - CAS
Crafter's Cafe #112 - animal Antics
CCC Digi Creations #23 - Add some sparkle

I don't want to scare you too much but next week will see us a third of the way through 2015 so get a wriggle on and start those Christmas know you want to!!

Have a lovely day and thanks for sharing it with me!! xx

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Guest Appearance at Crafting By Designs

Hello peeps and I hope you are well today. I am thrilled to bits to be Guest Designer for 

Crafting By Designs

where the Challenge is Shaped's mine

I just "had" to use one of the latest arrivals at Cuddly Buddly, Fairy Dance, and coloured her with Promarkers to match the freebie LOTV papers. I created a scene and the card blank using various Marianne dies ( Fence, tree, and the card base) and the sun played nicely for me to photograph it outside too!!

Playing at these challenges

Crafting When We Can #92 - Sing me a song - Happy
 (pharrell Williams)
Di's Digis - Include an animal
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Children's Cards
Polkadoodles #15 - Pink and pretty

See you soon xx

Monday, 13 April 2015

Tulips from....Cuddly Buddly

Hello everyone. I have another gorgeous Cuddly Buddly image to share with you today.

Now isn't that just a bunch of spring?!! I got out the SN pencils to colour it up and spent a happy hour doing so. The border at the top was done with a MFT die.

A Gem Of A Challenge #142 - Spring is in the air
Little Claire Digi Challenge #4 - Flowers
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge #222 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Week #14 -  Use a Die

Have a super duper week xx

Saturday, 11 April 2015

April showers

Hello folks I hope you are enjoying/have enjoyed a good Saturday wherever you are. We have had one or two spits and spots of rain but the sky is still blue so can't complain. 

Anyway here is a perfectly apt card to share with you

The delightful little maid is Maggie and I just love her - she is such a jolly little character. She was coloured with Promarkers to match the papers from Pebbles, which (apart from pretty florals and checks) conveniently had a sheet that says "rain, rain go away come again another day". I used another page to paper piece her umbrella and stamped the sentiment onto a die cut you do!!

Some challenges to play along

Without Words - Under my umbrella
Crafty Catz #274 - Two or more patterned papers
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
The Sugar Bowl #123 - Anything Goes
 ( if it doesn't fit the brief please feel free to delete me!!)

The house is quiet so I'm going to have a play in my work room.

Thank you for your visit and your continued support, your comments make my day xx

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Alcohol pens or Distress Inks? decide!!

That is the question at

It's a no brainer for me, alcohol pens every time, as I love a bit of "grown up" colouring. I have dabbled with painting but being impatient by nature I like to see a result quickly!!

Here's what I have done with my Promarkers using a totally adorable image from our Sponsor

She was coloured to match the MME papers Miss Caroline Dolled Up. 
The sentiment is from a Clearly Besotted set and was die cut using an Impression Obsession set.
Cheery Lynn provided the leaves and the flowers are from WOC. There is a bit of crochet lace hiding somewhere too!!

Some challenges that I am entering

 Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #7 - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds #2 - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #54 - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations #308 - Trio

We'd love it if you came to join in so see you there!!

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Coffee anyone?

Hello folks, things went badly at the weekend when I tried to mow the lawn as a bearing went in one of the wheels (booo!!) which meant I had to stop and find something else to do (yay!!!!) and this is what happened...

....a gift card

      With a pocket on the inside


 to hold a coffee bag (delicious!!)

I used my Precious Remembrance set again, stamped and paper pieced on some pretty paper from the Kitsch collection by Craftwork Cards. I actually stuck the beaker on with foam pads for dimension and shaded with Flexmarkers.

I love how this turned out. The inspiration came from these two challenges

Daring Cardmakers - Elemental Inspiration
Sweet Stampin' - Paper piecing
Love to Scrap #51 - Dots and/or stripes

You are going to be sick of me by the end of the week.

See you again tomorrow with another DT piece and another Challenge to get your teeth into!!

Monday, 6 April 2015

All about the boys

Hello all and for those of you not working I hope you are enjoying the Easter Weekend.

Thought I'd better tear myself away from the chocolate for a moment and share my DT card for the new challenge at 

new style blog badge

 its All about the Boys and our super duper sponsors are


Here is what I did using Sean

It's an A5 tent card this time and I "borrowed" the idea from Colette (hope she won't mind!!)
He was coloured with Promarkers to match the scrap of paper. The kraft card was embossed using a CC folder to represent a wall.

I will confess to a bit of bad language while I was working out the dimensions but am really pleased. Apologies for the shadows on the pictures but you get the idea!! Hope you will like it enough to pop over and join in. Just remember that we are all about the CUTE!!

Some challenges to enter

My time to Craft #286 - Get krafty
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers #263 - Kids have fun
ABC Challenge - G for Go digital
Creative Inspirations #307 - Anything Goes

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and see you soon xx

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Easter chicks

Happy Easter folks here's wishing you a  happy chocolately day!!

I am here to share some calorie free cuteness by way of these...

...the prototype was not quite so cute and my  (ahem) "advisors" said that it looked like a Ninja, cheeky devils (guess who had no eggs this morning?!!). I shall just chalk that one down to experience!! Ooh and just in case you are thinking they are giant chicks, the daffodil is in fact a miniature and the container is a crab paste jar!!

Have a lovely day whatever you are doing. Dry weather here so the lawn will get another, much needed, trim later I think. But for now I am off to prepare the veggies for lunch after taking the chicks along to these challenges.

Allsorts #305 - Easter
Creative Corner Challenges - Animal Fun
Crafty Creations #286 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments#65 - Anything Goes/ABAC
Ladybug Challenges  - Anything Goes

Until next time xx

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Bella and her bunch of balloons

Hello crafters, what a blooming yukky day it's been in Dorset, cold, drizzly and downright depressing BUT (every cloud and all that!!) it did mean a little crafty time after the weekly shop and this is the result.

Bella and her  Bunch of balloons

She is coloured with Promarkers and the matching papers and Sprinkles are Doodlebug.
The sentiment was one from a brilliant set that was a Christmas present from a 
special blogging bud :0)

I couldn't get a decent picture and had to resort to getting on all fours on the mat by the french windows which prompted " Mum...what the hell are your doing?" oh, the things we do for our craft!! 
Anyway if you click on the picture you may just about see the wink of stella on the balloons. The ribbon came from Crafty Ribbons in one of their fab Jam Pot coloured packs.
I am off to make some Easter Biscuits and to try a Maple Carrot Cake recipe that I found here, I'll let you know how it turns out. 

Before I do I am linking up at these challenges

Through the Purple Haze - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #255 - Anything Goes
Penny's Papercrafty Challenge  #221 - Anything Goes

Have a good evening xx

Wednesday, 1 April 2015


Pinch punch first of the month everyone and Hello to April too!! 

I am here with a Christmas creation today for
Our April challenge at
Christmas Cards All Year Round
which is Christmas Ornaments (check out the challenge blog for full details) and is sponsored by 

and I chose to showcase Daniel's Tree.

The fabulous Finnish Star tutorial came from the lovely Jayne over at Tea, Cake and Crafting. I used A4 paper printed on both sides with contrasting Pink Petticoat digi papers and actually it worked just fine. I did cheat a little and used the pre coloured image of Daniel.

Here he is close up, matted onto complimentary Coredinations and a bit of silver card. The ribbon was a perfectly matching "find" in my ribbon arsenal!!

Some challenges to play along with

Allsorts #304 - Feature a Creature
yHolly Joll - Feature a Creature
Try it on Tuesday - They who have wings

Have a good day everyone ooh and I just want to congratulate my blogging buddies who have been invited onto the LOTV Design Collective...well done to you all xx