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Monday, 15 May 2017

Ribbon and Rubber with the Cuties!

Good Morning, hope you had a lovely weekend, we had another little break away with the caravan, but more about that later.....

Our current Cutie Pie challenge kicked off last Monday, so today its time for 
we have a whole lot more Inspiration from some of the DT, so why not hop on over for a visit!

The theme for our current challenge is
Ribbon and Rubber
Quite simply, we want to see the cutest rubber (polymer also acceptable) stamps used with your prettiest ribbons.


our lovely sponsors are
Image result for crafty ribbons voucher code
who are offering a voucher to spend in their wonderful online store - imagine how great that would be!

My DT card features:

  • Bunny Ballerina from Wild Rose Studio (this was a Mothers day pressie from Megan)
  • coloured with Promarkers
  • pink dotty dp from AnnaMarie designs
  • ribbon and pearls from stash
  • sentiment uses Baby Lexi font
I would like to enter these challenges:
Passion for Promarkers - Anniversary Bingo
 (polka dots, square card, birthday are my "line" although I've also used Kraft and Text)
addicted to cas - pink
So, as I mentioned earlier, we had another weekend away in the caravan, bit of a mixed bag with the weather, but was still able to enjoy a couple of drives out in the lovely Kent countryside......living in a busy town it is so easy to forget that such beautiful scenery, and charming little villages are just a short drive away and when the sun started shining on Saturday we decided to visit a little spot that we found on our last weekend away. Hothfield is a little village just outside of Ashford and is home to the most wonderful Heathland Nature Reserve. Obviously there is an abundance of plant life, tree's, birds that sort of thing which are wonderful enough, but there are also ponies roaming wild and some cattle too including this absolute beauty that we met up with on our walk.


Having seen plenty of Highland cattle on our various trips to Scotland, but never this close up....so I feel incredibly privileged.

Anyway, its back to normal life and work today, so I will say cheerio for now! 

Thursday, 11 May 2017

where did those last two weeks go???

Hello, my dear blog chums, hope you're having a good week so far.....maybe you've even enjoyed an improvement in the weather this last week!

So the last two weeks have whizzed on by and its time for another Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge


our lovely sponsor is

and here is my little card
Couldn't resist using this image, as a neighbour of ours used to have a Yorkie when I was a little girl, and my Dad used to refer to them as "Dish mop Dogs!!.....he always had a wonderful way of putting things!!! Once again it's blue's and pinks, and I cannot stop using this die at the moment.

Have a great day, and very much hope that you will join in with this challenge xx

Monday, 8 May 2017

Ribbon, Rubber and lots of Cuties!

Just a quickie to let you all know that our new challenge has started today

and our theme this time is 
Ribbon and Rubber
hop on over to find out all you need to know and also check out the amazing DT cards,,,,I will be here, this time next week with my own card!

Saturday, 6 May 2017

When the Crafty Friends got Cute!

Hello there, my dear and lovely friends....hope you've had a great week and the weekend has got itself off to a good start. It has been a busy old time here this week - last weekend I had to work all day on Saturday and then went to the Sincerely Yours craft show in Maidstone....shame to see some old favourites not there this year, but still managed to do some lovely crafty shopping!

Sooo, exciting news - it's time for a new challenge at
Crafty Friends
and it's one I've been looking forward too as our theme this time is
CUTE



Our lovely sponsors are
I know you won't be able to resist this theme, so hop on over to join us and also check out the other gorgeous DT cards!

My DT card features:
  • Happy Birthday Nell from Digistamp Boutique
  • coloured with promarkers
  • blue dp was a magazine freebie
  • pink dotty dp from Annamarie designs
  • balloon die, also magazine freebie
  • sentiment from LC designs
  • cute lil button from stash


I would also like to enter this card into:
Simon says stamp blog - Wednesday challenge, Hint of Pink
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes
Crafty Animals - anything goes


Hoping to squeeze in a little crafting time this afternoon - we are doing a craft fair in June and really need to get cracking on our "makes" - I have a head full of ideas, just need a few extra hours in the day, and I'll be just fine, lol!

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Have I got news for you......

Hello there and thank you so much for visiting me today. In response to my post title, Yes I have got news for you.....so I do hope you will bear with me whilst I witter on!

Ok, where to start......so you know that feeling when you're really happy with your DT work, you feel like you're on top of everything and you're actually really enjoying it - then you notice that one of the challenges that you always look out for, and look forward to, is holding a DT Call.....and that little voice at the back of your head says "why not give it a go" - well I had one of those moments, and guess what, I was only invited to join the team!!!! So I am now very excited to announce that.......

I have for you today, my very first card as a member of this team, so lets start with the all important sketch
we are very kindly being sponsored Digistamp Boutique

and here is my card
MY DT CARD FEATURES:
  • Dolly Daydream image from Digistamp Boutique,with accompanying sentiment
  • coloured with promarkers
  • dotty papers from Annamarie designs, other dp from stash
  • Magnolia, lovely fence die
  • ribbon from local haberdashery store
  • card candi from craftworks
I thoroughly enjoyed using this sketch, maybe you will be inspired to use it too.....we would love for you to join in with this challenge!
In other news, we have a new addition to the family.....not another dog or small person but a 4 berth caravan! When I was young we had an Alpine Sprite, and had some wonderful holidays with it and these memories are now very special to me. For many years it had been a pipe dream for Alistair and I to have a little caravan of our own and we recently decided to take the plunge. We decided to be fairly sensible and go for a decent second hand one, while we are finding our camping feet.....and we have just had our first little weekend away with it. I am happy to report that despite a few hiccups getting the awning built up (this involved a fair amount of headscratching, staring at diagrams, glaring at each other, throwing poles down in a strop, sulking in the car for 10 minutes, more head scratching and then almost bursting into tears of joy when an old chap shuffled across the field, having seen us struggling for a while and ended up helping is put it together in no time at all) we actually had a really enjoyable and very relaxing time.



 as you can see Nippy is already taken with this 

we were staying at a campsite in a beautiful part of Kent surrounded by endless countryside, so had some wonderful walks with the dogs.


We are hoping to have another long weekend away in the next few weeks, so maybe I will have more tales to share with you.

If all this wasn't enough, I was also lucky enough to be the winner of the April Lili of the Valley challenge winner and I have mentally spent my voucher several times over - I love that LOTV now have digi stamps too.

If you're still with me.....thank you for taking the time to read my ramblings, have a great day xx

Monday, 17 April 2017

Bunnies, Chicks and Cutie Pies

Hello, my lovely friends - hope you all had a very Happy, Peaceful and Blessed Easter Weekend,

I'm sure by now you've all finished munching your way through your Choccie Eggs, so if you have a little time on your hands today....why not "hop" on over and join in with the current Cutie Pie challenge - our theme this time is
Bunnies and Chicks
we are sponsored by our lovely friends at 
who once again, also provided the team with the most adorable images to play with - I chose Bunny with Carrots!

click in the box to join in the fun!

Friday, 14 April 2017

One for my Mum

 Good Morning, thank you for visiting me today - may I wish you a Happy and Blessed Easter!

I have something of a special card to share today - this is the Mother's Day card that I made FOR my Mum......
FROM this lovely old girl.....
the completely beautiful Tilly!

It was given to Mum before I remembered to take a snap, hence the delay in blogging.

Today's card features:
  • Swing Time from LOTV
  • coloured with promarkers
  • lacy circle die 
  • Xcut Penant die
  • papers and butterfly dies - magazine freebies
  • woodware corner punch
  • Dovecraft pearls
  • sentiment uses Time after Time font
I would like to enter:

Enjoy your weekend, I am off to work very soon - Easter is generally our busiest time of year so I am expecting 5 busy hours ahead!