Monday, 16 January 2017

Winter Warmers with the Cuties

Hi....hope you have had a great weekend!

So, it's A Little Extra Cutie-ness Inspiration day, the theme for our current challenge is
Winter Warmers
and here is my DT card....
When we get snow here, the first thing I want to do is put the car keys up on the shelf, turn up the central heating and hibernate - but our Cameron is much more like the lil' guy in this stamp, and when we had snow last week and his school was closed on Friday - he was straight out with the sledge!

To kick the New Year off, we have two lovely sponsors and they are
who are offering three gorgeous digi stamps of the winners choice
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who are offering four gorgeous digi stamps of the winners choice

My DT card features:
  • Bugaboo Image - AKV Winterboy
  • coloured with promarkers
  • Snowflake effect paper from a Martha Stewart pad teamed up with some linen effect card stock
  • sticky pearls and wooden star embellishment
Do hope you will join us for this challenge, we have two fab sponsors and some amazing DT work  Maybe you will choose to make a Winter themed card, or a card featuring something that would warm you in the colder weather or maybe you will choose to focus completely on the "warmer" side and go full on sunshine days in the garden!!!! We know that, as always, you will make some amazing cards - but please don't forget to keep your choice of image as CUTE AS POSSIBLE.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

New Beginnings!

Hello there, my lovely friends......the first two weeks of this new year seem to have flown already, and whilst this is my first blog post of the year, I have been keeping myself out of mischief with a bit of  DT work and having a bit of a re-jig at home that I will tell you more about later. 

This post is all about New Beginnings which is just as well as this is the theme for the new 
This in itself is a new beginning for me, as I am moving over from Team 2 to Team 1.
I chose to make a retirement card for this challenge, as I think this sums up what retirement should be - a new beginning.

Our DT have made some amazing cards to inspire you, so I do hop you will hop on over and play along!

Our sponsors are 
My DT card features:
  • Patches - Done Fishing from Crafty Sentiments
  • coloured with Promarkers
  • sentiment uses Unkept font
  • papers from an old Forever Friends Christmas stack
  • ribbon from stash
Another New for me is my New Craft Desk - since we moved into this house I have been limited to storing  my craft stash in the corner of our bedroom and having to work on the top of a chest of drawers or haul stuff downstairs to our dining table. However, as laptops have replaced PC's in our home - I decided to set up camp on our old computer desk - and am loving having this little area to loose myself in - would you like to see it.......

Ok, so its not a massive craft room (that will come in a few years time when the kids move out!) this will do me nicely till then.

I would like to enter my card into:
Crafty Sentiments - AG
A Gem of a Challenge - celebrate something new
The Male Room challenge - AG
i love promarkers - something new
Aud Sentiments challenge - AG add a sentiment
What's on your Workdesk Wednesday - not so much a "what's on" but a "here it is" lol

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Anything Goes with Crafty Friends

Thank you so much for visiting, hope you have enjoyed a lovely Christmas! We have a very happy, and peaceful time family time together, which was a real blessing for us after the last two years. I will wish you all a very Happy New Year too,

So we are closing this year with a brand new Crafty Friends Challenge
our theme for the fortnight is....
Anything Goes
we are sponsored by our lovely friends at
who will be offering a wonderful prize, and with some amazing inspiration from our DT, it's well worth hopping over for a visit!

Being somewhat  *cough*  forgetful, I am planning on keeping a stash of Belated Birthday cards - just in case! 

My DT card features:
  • Sugar Nellie Digi Stamp - Picket Post (you can buy this here)
  • coloured with promarkers
  • this really pretty paper, was in a stack from The Works
  • sentiment features Rhumba script font
  • MB Fremont Crest Die
  • sticky pearls and doily
I would like to enter:
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Sunday, 18 December 2016

A Day in the Snow with the Cuties!

Thank you for landing here today, I think before we go any further I would like to say
Merry Christmas
and wish you all a very happy, blessed and special time.

So, our theme for the Cutie Pie challenge for December is 
A Day in the Snow
and I couldn't resist this image of Reilly the Moose as he is clearly having a great time!

We have two lovely sponsors,,,,
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and some fantastic inspiration from our super talented why not come on over for a here

Hope you're all "getting there" with your Christmas are now done and sent, pressies bought and wrapped, food shopping all done with exception of the "last minute perishables", and decorations up, so pretty much done now....hoping to go to my Mum's church this evening for a Carol's by Candlelight service, I think it's lovely to spend time doing something so peaceful and reflective at such a busy time of year. 

Before I go, just wanted to share one little photo with you....,my favourite Christmas "decorations" - my little village. I always get really excited about taking each piece out of the box, unrolling the bubble wrap and then setting it all out.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Merry Christmas from The Crafty Friends

It's third time lucky with this post......someone I mananged to schedule a post with just the picture of the card but no words, another with just words and no picture....hoping now that this one works, lol!

Anyway, we are celebrating the festive season in style at the Crafty Friends Challenge, the theme for our new challenge is
Merry Christmas

we have two lovely sponsors for this challenge
both are offering terrific prizes, and together with some amazing inspiration from our lovely's well worth popping on over - we would love to see you.

My DT card features:
  • I chose this adorable "My Besties" images to work with (this was a first for me, and she is an absolute treat to colour)
  • coloured with promarkers
  • pudding and holly embellishments were from a Forever Friends Christmas bundle
  • sentiment from LC designs
  • ribbon was attached to a gorgeous gift from a very special crafty friend
I would like to enter:

I have got a week off from work now, going to be quite a busy one though, Christmas shopping to do,  getting the house clean and tidy before the tree and decorations go up, off to the hairdressers this morning to get a trim in readiness of our work Christmas party next weekend - busy, but a nice kinda busy! Have a great week yourselves!

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Easel-ly Does it!

Hello....thank you for visiting today....hope you're having a great week, hasn't it turned chilly though, and how can it be that it is now December already. It is Mum's birthday this week, so the Christmas prep has been popped on hold for a couple of days at least.

I had been very excited to see that Lili of the Valley now have many of their amazing stamps available in a digital format, I was still to buy any, but that was until an email about the latest releases dropped into my mailbox and as soon as I saw them, I was smitten.
I went for "a hug in a mug"....I will be back for more though!
Haven't made an easel card for ages, so really enjoyed making this.

My card features:
  • A Hug in a Mug from LOTV
  • coloured with promarkers
  • both dp's Sweet Pea paper collection from Kaisercraft
  • Baby Lexi font
  • lace from local haberdashery
  • wooden embellishments
I would like to enter this into:

Our brand new challenge, Christmas with the Cuties has got off to a fantastic start, and I am absolutely delighted, if you've not popped in for a visit, come on over - we'd love to see you xx

Monday, 28 November 2016

Welcome to Christmas with the Cuties #1 ANYTHING GOES

Well, I'm not sure that I could be anymore is the day, for the very first challenge from
Christmas with the Cuties
we are starting off with a really simple theme of Anything Goes, and as I'm sure that you are all now super busy with your cards, I do hope to see lots of you joining in with us and getting behind this new adventure......don't forget that your card MUST feature a Cute image though.

I thought long and hard about what to make, for our very first challenge.....obviously looking for the cutest and most adorable image, but I wanted to highlight what Christmas is really all about -  I think this absolute beaut from Digi Stamp boutique fits the bill perfectly!

My DT card features
  • Cute Nativity Girl and Boy
  • coloured with promarkers
  • Spellbinders fancy edge oval die
  • Plaid DP from Nitwit at LOTV
  • embossed Kraft using  embossing folder
  • The Ribbon Girl gingham ribbon
  • lace from The Works
  • sentiment uses Baby Lexi font
  • wooden stars from stash with acylic dome stickers
I would like to enter:
Thank you for visiting me today, I really do hope to see you over at Christmas with the Cuties,,,,,feeling a bit like a nervous parent, when their child goes off to nursery for the first time today, lol