Friday, 21 July 2017

Making Frosty friends

Happy Friday everyone and I hope you have something nice planned for the coming weekend. Martin is working so it will be pottering about here for me, spending some time with Surprise, dog walking, lawn mowing (if the rain stops!) and maybe even some housework...I said maybe!!

Anyway, I was inspired by a DT card that my lovely friend Lisa shared in support of 
Sweet Sketch Wednesday and thought I would join in so here is my card.



Most of you will know that I am a bit seriously  partial to a paper pad or three and I recently subscribed to Craftwork Cards' Julie Loves monthly boxes and this Christmas collection was my first delivery. It's gorgeous as you can see!! The snowlady was stamped using a Lawn Fawn set Making Frosty Friends and was coloured with SN Illustrator markers.

Another Christmas card made!!

Thank you for stopping by xx

More challenges

Crafty Gals Corner #132 - Christmas in July
Little red wagon #403 - Christmas in July 
The Merry Christmas Challenge #26 - Patterned paper
Cardz 4 galz #52 - Christmas or winter

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Reading Time

Happy Thursday folks, yet another week has rolled around and the weekend is in sight. Before that though I am here in DT mode for Sasayaki Glitter with Reading Time. She is one of the older characters and actually one of my favourites.


I made a pop-up slider card this time which looks very impressive but is really easy to make. The image was coloured with Promarkers and attached to the card base which I made using cardstock and candi from Craftwork Cards that came in a mega Hedgerow pack. The stamped sentiment is also from a Craftwork Cards set craft which I can't find on their site now :0(

Here is a side view so you get the gist!!


Well, that's all from me for now. Thank you for your continued support and lovely comments which are always welcome. Take care xx

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Pearls or Gems?...you decide!!

Hello, me again and quite unusual these days. How I wish I had time to make cards to blog for the sake of it and not just DT work. Thankfully this is my last week of holiday cover for a month so fingers crossed!! 

We have a new challenge at


where the theme is Pearls or Gems?

For me it has to be pearls, you can get such a wonderful selection of colours these days ( I have tried to colour white ones with Promarkers but it's never been particularly successful!!). they add a lovely finishing touch to all styles of cards whether elaborate or simple...like mine today.


Now, this little piggy is part of an MFT set that I bought a long time ago, I have a collection of pigs you see and just had to have it and it has remained uninked until now!! Sound familiar?!! I was inspired by a design that I found on Pinterest one day. I fussy cut him myself and coloured him with Promarkers. See what I mean about the pearls...just right!!

Before I go I must share a picture of the fur babies, we have had them a year now, how that time has flown. They have grown into truly delightful dogs and in spite of their voracious appetites for "Walkies" and digging in my precious lawn they are well and truly established as the bosses and completely in charge!!



I love comparing then and now!! 

I really am going now. Take Care xx

Some challenges

I love Promarkers #339 - Anything goes 

Monday, 10 July 2017

Here come the girls


It's Cutie Pie Challenge time today and our theme is

Here Come The Girls

Crafty Sentiments are sponsoring this challenge and we were supplied with images to use. This one is Emmi Loo - Just Me, isn't she cute?!!



I printed her out on the lightest setting in order to try the "no lines" look with my Promarkers. I think it actually worked, to a degree!! The pretty papers are Marianne Design Peach and Mint. I faffed about with the white mats but am actually quite pleased with the look. Do hope that you will join us with your Cute girlie makes.

See you later in the week xx

Some challenges

Crafty Calendar July - Anything Goes
Crafting with friends #47 - Anything Goes
Kitty Bee #98 - Girly cards

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Meg and Kitty - Sasayaki DT

Hello everyone. hope you are all well and that life is being good to you. It's my turn to share some inspiration at Sasayaki Glitter today and I chose Meg in her summer attire. I used her about this time last year here if you want a look!! Anyway here she is with her ice cream!!


She is such a sweet character and I broke open a paper pad that fell into my basket during a visit to The Range some time ago (I must be due another visit I reckon!!). I chose Promarkers to match and used one of Jules' sketches. Apologies for the shadows but THE SUN IS SHINING and I think it looks rather nice in dappled light.

Speaking of sun, I am very excited that, as we had a paddock unoccupied, we have made some hay this year ( sad...I know...I am easily pleased, what can I say?!!). There is nothing quite like the sweet smell of a good bale of hay, it's quite intoxicating, unless you are a hayfever sufferer of course :0( 

Anyway, that is me for today. Toodles until next time xx

Some Challenges

Passion for Promarkers #402 - Anything goes
Addicted to stamps #151 - Summer/beaches
Ribbon Girl - Card Challenge + ribbon