Friday, 18 August 2017

Knitting Time

Hello crafters. It is my turn to showcase an image from Sasayaki Glitter. I thought I would stay away from the cute girlie images this time and, instead, chose a cute bunny with her knitting...as you do!! 


I used my Lyra Rembrandt pencils to colour her to match the Craftwork cards papers. I was lacking mojo so visited Jules in order to borrow another of her sketches. This one is #7. The sentiments are from a Clearly Besotted Stamp set and I used the coordinating die for the label too, although they must be discontinued as I can't find them on the website.

I chose this image because I have actually been knitting for a change and have just finished a, one ball, pretty shawl. It's purpose is to jazz up a very smart black full length coat that I bought last winter and never actually  got to wear because it was too warm!!

Thought you might like a peep.


It was made using Sirdar Colour Wheel and the pattern came on the ball band.

Thank you for your continued visits and comments xx

Some challenges
MAWTT #52 - Things beginning with B
Bunny, Balls (of yarn!!) and Banners
Craft Rocket Challenges #40 - Animals Kingdom
Kitty Bee #101 - Anything Goes 

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Milk and Cookies anyone?

Yay me!! I managed to sneak in a bit of crafty time today while Martin was out and about doing tractory things!! Not one to let the grass grow I hot footed up to my work room and made this...


I took inspiration from a couple of current challenges. I am much enjoying following sketches at the moment as time is short and the mojo is often lacking!! It was also an opportunity to ink up another stamp that I found in the My Mum's Craft Shop Sale. I figured she would be easy to cut out so didn't invest in the matching die this time!! Promarkers were used to colour her to match the papers ( I would quite fancy a sofa upholstered in the plaid!!) they are Forever Friends, Kraft Notes that Bev Rochester  and her blog MADE me buy many years ago when I was first dipping my toe!!

Well, I must love you and leave you. Bowie, Bumble and I must go and tuck up Surprise for the night. She isn't too well at the moment, she has a ligament injury which means confinement in a small paddock during the day and her stable at night. I am not sure how she managed it, high jinks in the field I suspect. I have a suspicion that it may mean the end to her being ridden so she will have to join us dog walking instead...not sure how she will get over the stiles mind you!! Anyway, be positive Sarah, on the other hand, given time she might make a full recovery...fingers crossed.

See you later in the week for some DT inspiration. Until then take care.

Some challenges

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #119


Crafty Creations#348 - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #48 - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers #408 - Pretty pastels
Stamping Sensations August - Anything Goes 

Monday, 14 August 2017

Boys Will Be Boys

Hello, Good Morning and Welcome!! It's time for

The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog

It is Boys Will Be Boys and I chose this sweet little fella from our Sponsor.

Pink Gem Designs


He is pre-coloured and I chose Lawn Fawn papers that seem to compliment his outfit perfectly. I can't remember where my Happy Birthday die came from but it adds a bit of interest to a fairly plain card. I die cut the star buttons and then coated them in glossy accents for a bit of shine. Its been a long time since my boys sat cross legged on the floor playing on their Playstation!! Martin and I couldn't wait for them to go to bed so that we could attempt the next level on Crash Bandicoot...remember him?!!

Well, Mama Mia was brilliant and we came home a little hoarse from  singing our heads off!! There was plenty of time to wander around Bournemouth beforehand and reawaken some happy childhood memories. Lunch was scrumptious too, so a very successful outing and one I hope we can do again.

Anyway, we look forward to seeing your Cute boy cards.

See you soon xx

Thursday, 10 August 2017

AYLI - Favourite embellishment

Hello folks!! It's time to get your embellishments out and let us know at

As You Like It Challenge

which is your favourite!!

I am not one for a lot of embellishments but if I am feeling in a fancy mood I add ribbon to a card for a bit of interest. It adds a lovely touch to certain designs and still doesn't add too much bulk for posting, as you can see on my card.


Another card without a coloured image, I don't know what is going on lately!! This sweet little fairy and papers came free with a magazine and was perfect to send to a friend for her Birthday. All it needed was a gold mat and my perfectly matching ribbon. 

I usually say I am looking forward to the weekend because Martin will be off, and he will be, but I am abandoning the boys and going out on a "jolly" with the girls from work. We are going to Bournemouth to see Mama Mia at the Pavilion. I can't wait!! I love live theatre and it has been far too long since I have been to see a show. It's a matinee performance so I have booked us in for a nice lunch beforehand. We can dance and sing the calories off later!!

Anyway I know it's a bit premature but whatever the weekend has in store for you, I hope it's a good one!!

See you soon xx

Sunday, 6 August 2017

The colours of your flag



Allsorts have had such great challenges lately and I have found myself with time to play along again. This week they are asking for projects using the colours of your flag. Well, being British I have chosen red, white and blue, but have also incorporated a little bit of yellow for Dorset. Yes the county of Dorset has a flag!!


Image result for dorset flag

Anyway here is my card using the latest Julie Loves kit, and a stamp from Craftwork Cards.


Better get ready for "walkies", I can hear excitement building and had better not disappoint as it is such a lovely day!! 

Hope yours is a lovely day whatever you are doing!!

Some Challenges

Allsorts #427 - Colours of your flag
Creative Fingers #135 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #49 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #347 - Anything Goes