Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Let It Snow (but not just yet, please!)

Hello there my lovely friends, hope your week is going well. I'm still off from work at the moment, and whilst I'm still feeling under the weather, this morning I did feel like a bit of crafting, so well take that as a good sign!

A wee while ago, I was very lucky enough to be a winner of the Digi stamp boutique challenge, so I thought I'd share a card with you, featuring one of the images that I got........perfect one for me, as it is both Cute and Christmassy, given that my new challenge that features both of these things, will be starting very soon!

Today's card features:

  • Bobbi and stocking from DSB
  • coloured with promarkers
  • sentiment uses Baby Lexi font (loving this one at the mo!)
  • Cheery Lynn tag die
  • lace from The Works
  • Frosted Lace Stickles glue
I would like to enter these challenges:

Thank you so much for visiting today, bye for now xx

Monday, 17 October 2016

All the Fives with the Cutie Pies!

Hello, my lovely blog chums....hope you are fine, well and have had a great weekend.

Sadly, I have been a little under the weather of late, after 10 days of on and off diarrhea and sickness on Friday I took myself off to the Dr and was told that it was most likely a nasty bout of gastroenteritis, and was signed off from work!!! Still not feeling 100% but hopefully will be firing on all cylinders again very soon.

It is time for a Little Extra Cutie-ness today - this is the Inspiration post from The Cutie Pie challenge, and if you've not been over for a peep yet, our current theme is
Five of a Kind 
we are sponsored by our lovely friends at

who also provided some amazing images for the DT to play with.

My card features:
  • A star is born from ADU
  • coloured with promarkers
  • pink dotty card from Annamarie designs
  • 5 mini brads, plus 1 big 'un - I think these go way back to the old days when Lakeland had a craft range 
Our DT have made some amazing cards for this challenge, so hop on over for a visit, and if your hopping about, why not hop over to visit our brand new Christmas with the Cuties blog too

I would like to enter this card into:
Alphabet challenge  Q for Quick and Simple

thanks again for visiting xx

Monday, 10 October 2016

Anyone for a Brand New Blog Challenge?????

Oh my goodness, I have been so excited about writing this post, to tell you all about our brand new blog challenge........

I have been thinking for a while now that I wanted a new challenge in life, I love being involved with challenge blogs, so that seemed to be the way to go, but I looked and looked but couldn't really find what I wanted....I couldn't shake off the niggling little voice at the back of my mind that kept saying Make it yourself then.........Soooo, that is pretty much what I have done.  As leader of the Cutie Pie challenge, I love, love, love all things Cute and some of my favourite challenges to play along with are Christmas one's, so I set to work, and the result is.........Christmas with the Cuties.

I am delighted to be joined by Sue, who is my lovely friend and second-in-command at The Cutie Pie challenge, and we will be joined by other members of the Cutie Pie team as guests and permanent teamies

As you can see from my badge above, Christmas with the Cuties, is a monthly challenge, we have some fantastic challenges planned and are being supported by some amazing sponsors. Our first challenge kicks off on 28th November, but if you hop on over to check out our blog, we have a yummy bundle of candy up for grabs for our new followers.....we also have a DT call too!!!!

I have been itching to tell you all about this......I do hope that you'll pop in for a visit 

Saturday, 8 October 2016

All very Autumnal with Crafty Friends

Hello, thank you for stopping by here today....hope the weekend has got off to a great start.

Its time to for a new Crafty Friends Challenge today
and our theme this time is
Autumn Colours
we have two wonderful sponsors for this challenge, and they are

both were very generous in providing gorgeous images for the DT to play with!

My DT card features:
  • Girl Mouse - from Bugaboo
  • coloured with Promarkers
  • Sentiment made with "AmandaRae" font
  • DP is an oldie, I think from 7Gypsies
  • section of embossing folder
  • wooden embellishment and sticky pearls from stash
Our CF DT have made some gorgeous cards using these gorgeous rustic and snuggly feeling tones, so I hope you will hope on over to visit - see you there xx

I would like to enter:

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Merry Mac!

Hello there, thank you for visiting me much has been going on here recently, which hasn't left me with a lot of blogging time so I hope there are still some of you out there.

So, Saturday saw the day I've been dreading for the last few months....actually no, for the last 19 we took Megan off to Uni. Gosh, what a day that was, it was so hard to drive away and leave her there, we generally get on ever so well, and I am blessed to have such a special daughter. We had a few tears in the car before we even left our driveway but that was on the back of saying goodbye to the dogs. She isn't the most outgoing of people, and it can take her a while to come out of her shell, and she also suffers with a "nervous tummy" which unfortunately has played her up a little over the first few days. But she is getting on well with some of her new flat mates and people on her course, so I keep reminding her (and myself!) - Baby steps!!!

I was lucky enough to have an evening out with her last night, as she'd treated herself to tickets to see Wicked (again!!!) 4th time for her and 3rd for me, but it was the 10th anniversary of the London show, and it was a marvelous evening. The encore featured many former members of the cast, which was real treat.....If you have never seen this show, I would highly recommend!

Anyway, back to today's card, and I decided to find a sketch to kick my mojo into gear.........
Today's card features:

  • Christmas Mac from Digistamp boutique
  • coloured with promarkers
  • papers are random scraps "from the box"
  • dovecraft doily
  • original sizzix parcels die
  • LOTV mini sentiment
  • pearls from stash
I have a few challenges that I'd like to enter......
Passion For Promarkers - spots and/or stripes

Going to finish now, as I've got to take Cameron off to the orthodontist, bye for now xx

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Guest DT at I love Promarkers

Hi all.....thank you for visiting me today, so this is my second spot for September as guest designer at
the theme for this challenge is

Image result for the paper shelter
are the sponsors of this challenge, and I was lucky enough to be given one of their adorable images to play with, I chose, "The Sweet Gardener" which I've coloured with Promarkers.

The whole team have made some amazing cards for this challenge, so why not hop on over for a visit.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

As the Cutie Pies 5th Birthday Party Continues.....

Hello there, and thank you for your visit today!

So last Monday saw the start of the Cutie Pies 5th Birthday Challenge, and now its time for our "A Little Extra Cutie-ness" Inspiration post.

If you haven't hopped over yet to see the amazing DT work, or joined in with the challenge, you can do so here

My DT card features:
  • Amy with Balloon from Robyn's Fetish
  • coloured with promarkers
  • papers from Papermania capsule collection
  • sentiment created using "Quirlycues" font
  • lace and pearls from The Works
  • balloon die, coated with diamond stickles

We have FIVE fabulous sponsors for this challenge

 have a wonderful prize for our DT chosen winner
have a $10 online store voucher for a randomly chosen winner
have a prize of three digi stamps for a randomly chosen winner

have a prize of three digi stamps for a randomly chosen winner
has a special prize for the special person that leaves a comment and a lil' bit of love on both of our challenge simple is that!

We can't wait to see you over there, will save you a bit of birthday cake!