Monday, 30 January 2017

Sasayaki DT

Happy Monday crafters.  Hope you all had a good weekend. It was Hubby's weekend off so we had plenty of lovely dog walks, a trip to the local town for a bit of retail therapy and a bite to eat and I even managed a bit of crafty time. 

Anyway, it's my turn to share another sample of the lovely artwork from

She was coloured with Promarkers to match the pretty papers and had a liberal squirt of stickles!!
I was very tempted to carry on with the shabby chic but held back as I didn't want to cover more of the paper than I had to. I did, however ink the edges for an aged look.

See you next time xx

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Daisy, Daisy....

Morning crafters. I hope you are well today. I have my DT card for

The new challenge is for you to share a project showing your favourite flower.

My paternal Grandmother "Nanny" was called Daisy so I have always found myself drawn to daisies, and, as it says in the film You've Got Mail,  they are "such friendly flowers".

It was the perfect opportunity to use a NBUS stamp, Delightful Daisies, that happened to fall in my basket when LOTV had a bit of a promotion. The image was coloured with Promarkers and the daisies had a slathering of Sparkle pen, which, as you already know, does not show up in photographs. Speaking of which I had to use my phone to take this one so it's pants anyway!!
The papers were from a magazine freebie and my Marianne Daisy die got an airing for the finishing touches. I have yet to add a message as this sweet card will actually serve very well for a number of occasions.

Hope you will join in. 

Until next time, take care xx

Some challenges

Allsorts #399 - Daisy, Daisy
Sweet Stampin' - Dies and Punches
The Ribbon girl - Any image Challenge

Monday, 23 January 2017

White Christmas

Hello crafters. Time for challenge #2 at

We would love to see your cute Christmas cards featuring a song or carol.

I may have mentioned before that I watch White Christmas (and sing the title song!!) all the time so it was an easy choice for me. I used an image from one of the sponsors (full details here).

The pretty paper was free with a magazine and I cut a silver mat using a new die set from Swedish House Crafts.

I really hope that you will find time to add to your Christmas card stash by joining us with your cute designs.

Thank you ever so much for your kind messages about our promotion!! Mollie Rose continues to grow more beautiful every day and I have taken to being Grandma very well, although I am  not so keen on sharing the bed with a Grandad!!

Hope this week is a good one for you xx

Some challenges

Addicted to stamps - Baby it's cold outside
Weekly Christmas Card Challenge #4
Di's digis -Snowy Winter

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Painter Shy and a little bit of news!!

Hello bloggers a little later than usual today to share my DT inspiration card for

This is Painter Shy

I knew he would look amazing with bright primary colours so dug out a Doodlebug Designs pad and coordinating enamel dots. Black mats were the perfect addition. He was coloured with Promarkers.

Some challenges

Lemon Shortbread #33 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Week #3 - Anything Goes
Ooh la la #220 - For a man or boy

Now then, while I am here I had better share my news...we have been upgraded to GRANDPARENTS and my secret wish (for a baby Grand Daughter) came true!!

She arrived safely on Sunday evening and is absolutely gorgeous although names are still proving difficult for Mummy and Daddy to choose!! Mollie Rose is the favourite at the moment!!

Thank you for stopping by xx

Thursday, 12 January 2017

AYLI - Favourite Hair Colour

Yay... Thurdsay and nearly the weekend. It's also the first challenge of the New Year at

this time it's
  Your Favourite Hair Colour,
please tell us why and list the colours that you use too.

I used Sewing Avery from our sponsor Paper Nest Dolls. She was coloured with Promarkers using Sandstone, Caramel, Cocoa and  Umber for her hair. These are my "go to" colours as I always get good results, although hair is something that I still struggle with!!

The papers were free with a magazine some time ago so it was time they got used!!

Better head off to work, typical that we have snow heading our way today and I won't get to enjoy it with the hairy kids...never mind.

Have a good day whatever you are up to xx

Some challenges

Digi Choosday #2 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #109 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #332 - Anything Goes 

Monday, 9 January 2017

The Cutie Pies Winter Warmers

Hello friends. It's time for my DT card for

The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog

As we are in the midst of winter the theme this time is  Winter Warmers

Nothing like a hot chocolate with marshmallows to warm you you can see I didn't add cream though...I am trying to be good!! I used  Hot Cocoa Bear from, Bugaboo, one of our sponsors (full details on the challenge blog here ). Hope you will join in and either make a start on your Christmas cards for this year or make a birthday card for a winter Birthday.

Thank you for stopping by today, it's always lovely to have visitors xx

Some Challenges

ABC Christmas Challenge - A= Anything Goes B = Bear
Ribbon Girl - January card challenge
Christmas Card Challenges #3 - Anything Goes
Catch the bug - Anything Goes 

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year Friends, may 2017 be your best year ever!! 

I hope you are all well and enjoying a peaceful day if you are able.

I am here to share my first 2017 DT inspiration post for 

It's time for another new release and I chose to use this little darling

I teamed her with some pretty Marianne Designs papers and kept the layout relatively simple in order to let the sweet hippo take centre stage.

2017 is going to be very exciting for us...Our eldest Son and his Girlfriend are promoting us to Grandparents in a few weeks so this card may be a very useful addition to my stock pile!!

I would like to join in at these challenges

Allsorts #396 - Something new (new image, new baby card)
Di's digi designs - Celebrations
My time to craft #337- Something New (new image, new baby card)
Polkadoodles wk #52 - Something New (new image, new baby card)
I love Promarkers #325 - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations #265 - Anything Goes

Thank you for your visit, continued support and comments. Take Care xx