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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
and
both are offering terrific prizes, and together with some amazing inspiration from our lovely DT.....it'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 excited......today 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

Monday, 21 November 2016

No DP's but a whole lotta cutie-ness!

Good Morning....hope you had a lovely weekend!

So, we're now in week 2 of the latest Cutie Pie challenge, so that means it's time for 
A Little Extra Cutie-ness
and my own little DT card,
As I mentioned last week, the theme for this challenge is NO DESIGNER PAPERS
and our lovely sponsor is 
who are offering TWO of their adorable digi stamps as a prize for our winner.

My DT card features:
  • Little Reindeer - from 2Cuteink
  • coloured with promarkers
  • mini sentiment from LC designs
  • acrylic dome stickers
  • kraft card stock
  • Spellbinders die 
If you haven't joined in yet, there is still plenty of time to hop on over and join in with the fun!


Monday, 14 November 2016

Catch Up Monday!

Hello there, lovely blog friends, hope you had a great weekend!

Over the last few weeks I have been a busy bee getting ready for a craft fair last weekend, and also with lots of "behind the scenes" stuff for our new Christmas with the Cuties challenge which starts very soon......before that though we have a brand new Cutie Pie challenge today and our theme is
No Designer Papers
my own DT card will pop up here next Monday, but our amazing DT have once again worked their magic with some amazing inspiration, so hop on over for a wee visit, 

So, I somehow found myself with a little bit of time on my hands this afternoon, so I couldn't resist getting inky......
....and this inkiness came in the form of this cute lil bear who was a very old magazine freebie!

Today's card features:
  • Magazine freebie stamp
  • coloured with promarkers
  • Frosted Lace stickles added to furry areas
  • Raspberry Road papers
  • Joanna Sheen snowflake die
  • docraft christmas stamp, used X cut scalloped edge square die
  • gingham ribbon and sticky gems from stash
I would like to enter these challenges:


As I mentioned earlier in the post, the weekend before last I did a craft fair at my Mum's church, so just wanted to share a couple of photo's of my table


I was quite pleased with the way my Reindeer food turned out this year, after I found some really cute little jars in Aldi a few weeks ago (they did have Ardennes type pate' inside them, which my poor hubby got fed up with after a few jars!!!)

Anyway thanks again for stopping by today, cheerio for now xx


Saturday, 5 November 2016

Someone Special....with the Crafty Friends

Hello there, and thank you for visiting me today, I hope you're having a lovely weekend. I know quite a  few folks are doing Craft Fairs today, myself included, so I wish you all success and Happy Selling today. We all put such a lot of time and effort into preparing for these events, so I hope they go well.

It is also time for a new challenge with
and our theme of the fortnight is
Someone Special
I thought this was a lovely theme and it provided me with the opportunity to make my hubby's birthday card.
our sponsors this time are:
and 
and also
so there is lots to play for and some fantastic DT cards to inspire, so hop on over and join in the fun!

My DT card features:
  • Poppy and Henry from Crafty Sentiments (if Henry was just a bit taller, they'd look just like Alistair and I)
  • coloured with promakers
  • Krafty card stock and a very old papermania dp that hasn't seen the light of day for many-a-year, but I thought was a lovely match for Poppy's frock
  • sentiment features Unkempt font
  • ribbon from The Ribbon Girl
  • twine from Homebase
  • wooden heart 
I would like to enter this into:
As You Like it Challenge - Teddies or Fairies - Teddies, all day long - did you ever try to cuddle a fairy? Nuff said!!! and if we're talking images, trying to get a shimmery looking wing, is beyond impossible.....

thank you again for stopping by, cheerio for now xx

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Feeling Colourful!

Hello there my lovely blog friends, hope your week is going well. Feeling much better in myself now, as I mentioned earlier in the week, I went back to work on Monday - only to be sent home again as I was told by our HR lady that I needed a further letter from my Dr to confirm that I was well enough to return (as I was going back prior to my sick note expiring). It took several phone calls on Monday and Tuesday to confirm that this is actually no longer the case, so I actually went back this morning - I must admit, I did indulge in a bit of crafting time yesterday afternoon.

To be fair, this was actually prompted by seeing the latest Passion for Promarkers challenge theme pop up in my news feed, and when I noticed that the colour theme was a perfect match for delicious Bo Bunny paper in my stash, it seemed rude not to play along! As it was a Welly related theme image too - what better image could I use then this fabby Pink Gem image.

Today's card features:
  • Hedgy from Pink Gem
  • coloured with Promarkers
  • Papers from Bo Bunny
  • flower die was a magazine freebie
  • acrylic dots and sentiment stamp from stash
Inspiration photo week 369

Anyway, this isn't getting my lunch washing up done, so will love you and leave you now xx