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Monday, 18 July 2016

Polka Dots and Pastels part I

Hello, and thank you so much for visiting today - hope you had a great weekend.
Had a wonderful day out in London with my lovely daughter, Megan, on Friday. It was a belated birthday treat.....and I was told to make the most of it as, come the autumn, she will be a poor student! Anyway, she had booked theatre tickets a while ago, and then we decided to make a day of it with a trip to London Zoo. Now, I get that not everyone agree's with Zoo's, especially those in cities, but the ZSL staff take good care of the animals they care for and seem to be knowledgeable and there is a good emphasis on conservation, In the evening we went see Mamma Mia, which was absolutely fantastic, I have loved the film for some time now and it was amazing to see the show - the atmosphere was great, and the entire audience was up and singing and dancing at the end....and I have been singing since!!!

I am here today, with my DT card for 
and our theme for July is


Polka Dots and Pastels
our challenge is sponsored by the wonderful 
http://www.sweetstamps.com/
and our lucky winner will receive a $10 spend up in their on line store

not only that
we have a lovely new sponsor with us, so we welcome
Image result for little blue button digi stamps
and our randomly chosen winner will receive a $10 gift card

you can visit the store and find out all about them here: http://lbbstamps.blogspot.co.uk/p/about.html

I would like to enter this into these challenges:
the ribbon girl - anything goes
aud sentiments challenge - for a girl
as you like it - trademark style
I would describe myself as a "Less is More" kinda crafter, and I don't think my love of Cuteness would come as a great surprise to anyone!



Don't want to bore you with a picture heavy post, but here are a couple of snaps from our day out
have a great week, cheerio for now xx

Saturday, 16 July 2016

The Crafty Friends are doing it with Dies!

Hello blog friends, hope you've had a good week and your weekend has got off to a great start.


Its time for a new Crafty Friends challenge today, and our theme is
Dies
we all use them, and we all love them, so we can't wait to see what you create with them!

we are sponsored by
Prize - One lucky winner will receive
$7.00 gift certificate

they were also lovely enough to provide some wonderful images for the DT to play with
My DT card features:

  • Owl from Pickled Pot Pourri
  • coloured with promarkers
  • dies used: Spellbinder fancy circle, and regular circle, x cut tag, flower die, Crealies "on the edge" border die (no11), flipped over to create effect
  • woodware flower punch
  • papermania Eau du nil papers
Hop on over to join in the fun and also check out some gorgeous work from our super talented team!

Monday, 11 July 2016

Polka Dots and Pastels part I

Hello, and thank you so much for visiting today - hope you had a great weekend. If you're a sports fan it certainly was a good 'un, wasn't it.....we were delighted to see Andy Murray win Wimbledon! 

Anyway, it's new challenge day with
and our theme for July is


Polka Dots and Pastels
our challenge is sponsored by the wonderful 
http://www.sweetstamps.com/
and our lucky winner will receive a $10 spend up in their on line store

not only that
we have a lovely new sponsor with us, so we welcome
Image result for little blue button digi stamps
and our randomly chosen winner will receive a $10 gift card

you can visit the store and find out all about them here: http://lbbstamps.blogspot.co.uk/p/about.html

This isn't my "official" DT card, but a little something to set the scene, if you like, I will be back next week with my own card that will also feature in our "A Little Extra Cutie-ness" post....we also have some amazingly cute cards from our fab Cutie team, so hop on over to check them out

Today's card features:
  • LOTV stamp, coloured with promarkers
  • blue dots card from Annamarie designs
  • yellow paper from stash
  • rik-rak and acryllic dots from Dovecraft
  • own sentiment
I would like to enter this into:
LOTV - Summer in the Garden
As You Like it Challenge - Fave markers or pencils
- Promarkers, the only type of marker that I have tried, but loved them from the start - found them really easy to get on with and use, lovely choice of colours too! Did try watercolour pencils a few times, but found it fiddly trying to create light and shade, so not for me!

have a great week, cheerio for now xx

Monday, 4 July 2016

Christ-mouse in July

Hello there, hope you had a lovely weekend! 
It has been a really busy time for me, so sadly not too much blogging - we have a stock take at work on Wednesday  and, as anyone who has worked in retail will tell you, this means a busy. busy time for all involved. I needed to de-stress a bit at the weekend, so hubby, the kids, the dogs and I have a run down to the coast - we had a smashing walk along the seafront and pier, then fish and chips for tea and rounded off with a session on the 2p shove machines in the amusement arcade. 

I probably ought to be ironing or hoovering now, but I spotted a challenge that I really wanted to play along with - then realized that I had only one day left to do so, and let's face it, this is much more fun!

my card features:

  • Jasper and the Christmas Pud from Digistamp boutique
  • coloured with promarkers
  • sentiment from LC designs
  • Cheery Lynn border die
  • blue dotty card from Annamarie designs
  • gingham ribbon from The Ribbon Girl (I think?)
  • button from stash
I would like to enter:

thank you so much for visiting, cheerio for now xx

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

When the Cuties went Splish, Splash, Splosh!

Ok, so I'm a wee bit late with this one, but here now nonetheless, with my own DT card for the
and our theme is
Splish, Splash, Splosh
quite simply, we want to see your cutest images that feature Water.....as you can see my little bear is having fun fishing, and our wonderful team have created some amazing cards to inspire you with this theme!

Its a very special one for us as we are celebrating our 100th challenge!!!! Woo-hoo, how's that for a milestone. As the very proud leader of this challenge, it is only right that I thank the lovely Woo for starting this challenge in the first place (and inviting me to be part of it) and to also thank our super talented Cutie Design Team past and present......I have an amazing team with me right now, and as well as being super talented they are the most wonderful support to me too!

Huge thanks to our lovely sponsors too!

Our challenge is sponsored by the wonderful

who are offering three digi stamps to our winner
 and
as it is a special occasion for us, we also have an extra prize from the lovely
 Bunny Zoe's, 
who are offering a £10 voucher to treat yourself to some wonderful goodies

My DT card features:
  • Patches, Gone Fishing from Crafty Sentiments
  • coloured with promarkers
  • gingham paper from The Works
  • own sentiment
  • button and twine
  • random clip art image of fishing sign, on 3d pad 
If you haven't taken part yet, why not? Come and see us very soon!

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Singing along with your Crafty Friends

Hello, hello to you my blogging friends, hope you've had a good week and the weekend has started well for you.....

It's time for a new challenge with
and our theme is
Inspired by a Song

my own DT card is inspired by the Oasis track
"Rock and Roll Star"

we have three wonderful sponsors
https://www.etsy.com/shop/alldressedupstamps

and 

and

you can find out more about them, including the wonderful prizes on offer, by visiting our challenge - you can also check out the other fabby DT work

Many thanks to A Random Fan for providing this wonderful image for my own DT card - love at first sight for me, and an absolute treat to colour!

My Card Features:
  • Rock Princess from A Random Fan
  • coloured with Promarkers - I want my hair to be this colour!!!!!
  • the papers are oldies from stash
  • own sentiment 
  • acrylic dome stickers
 

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Just how Wild is a Knitting Moose???

I suppose the obvious answer there is, it depends how you run away with their wool.....groan!!!!

Thanks for visiting today, and I hope my corny sense of humour hasn't made you run off. So once again, the rain has meant the lawnmower has had to stay tucked up inside my shed and my grass continues to grow.....I could have spent the afternoon ironing or cleaning the bathroom, but, after I spotted a sketch that I wanted to play with, that never quite happened.

I also wanted to take part in the lovely Squrrel's Wild Animal challenge - and I very much hope that this Moose is acceptable!

My card features:
  • Riley the Moose
  • coloured with promarkers
  • Sunny Day flowery paper from Kaisercraft
  • gingham paper is a magazine freebie
  • LC designs sentiment
  • Memory Box label die
  • wooden handbag embellishment
  • dovecraft doily and pearls
I would like to enter:



Gotta run now, and see about some dinner.....bye for now xx