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 Birthday...yes...one 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


Friday, 29 December 2017

Merry Christmas To You


Hello my friends, me again, I am rather enjoying a one day week and with New Year on  Monday it will be a one day week next week too...yay!!

 I have a rather grown up card to share today. One of my regular customers likes a more traditional card for his Wife so I had a mooch at Pinterest, as you do, and found plenty using die cuts. So I raided my rather massive stash and came up with this.



Looking at it now...I should perhaps have added more  white foliage for symmetry, but never mind.  I gave my Spellbinders poinsettia dies a rest this year and used a Marianne die set for a change, the embossed detail really came out well on the pearl board.

This card will suit the current Allsorts Challenge, Seasonal Flowers, so I am off to link up there.

I hope you have a good weekend. I am looking forward to Martin being home as he worked last weekend and over Christmas so is due a bit of down time. Nothing special planned so we will just go with the flow!!

See you soon xx