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Sunday, 29 November 2015

James, the Snowman and a sketch.....

Hello there my lovely blog chums.........hope you've been having a great weekend, Its been another chilly one hasn't. So much so, that I decided to pretty much hibernate this weekend and get stuck into making some Christmas cards. I have done a little Christmas pressie shopping online already and we have started Christmas food shopping so I decided to take things a little easier.

I do have a few cards to make for family and friends and I do try to keep each one unique, using different colours and embellishments and I did find myself hunting for sketch challenges just to give myself a bit of layout inspiration and I found this weeks Sketch Saturday to be exactly what I wanted.

So for today's card, I have used James and the Snowman from LOTV coloured with promarkers, gorgeous dotty card from Annamarie designs, dovecraft ribbon, sentiment printed onto card which was then embossed with cuttlebug folder - the font is my current fave "Piece by Piece"

I would like to enter this card into:

So its time for a quick cuppa and a blog browse and then I really must get on with some housework - I believe that Disney's The Little Mermaid is on tv this afternoon, so I suspect that will accompany my ironing! Enjoy the rest of your weekend xx

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

a bit of warm snuggliness!

Hello there, my lovely blog how has your week been so far? 
Its been another busy week here, but when I got home from work today, I decided to cook myself an Omlette, stick on a Christmas movie and spend the rest of the afternoon working on my Christmas cards - bliss!

 Its been a wee while since I used this image and I'd forgotten what a little treat it is to colour, I do wish I could look this cute when I am out walking the dogs in the cold weather. I usually end up with a bright red nose, hair all over the place and I can never find matching gloves and scarf, lol! The image is a From The Heart Digi, and is coloured with promarkers. I found the plaid paper in my scrap box and the pink dotty paper is from Annamarie designs, have also used Doodlebug twine and a random pink button from my stash. together with a cute circular sentiment.

I would like to enter this into these challenges:
from the heart stamps- card sketches with a twist-128 (I have gone for the "twist" of fave colours - Pink, Ivory and Beige combo, but the sketch is fab and worth a do too!)
A Gem of a challenge - Inspired by a Christmas song - Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Before I go, for those of you that follow my blog in the USA, can I take this opportunity to wish you
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 sending hugs to all xx

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Simply Cute and Christmassy

Hello there my dear blog friends, from a wet and windy corner of Kent! Hope you've had a good start to the week.

Over at The Cutie Pie challenge, our theme this time is Simply Cute and we want to see your cutest Christmas images and a cas design - simple!

For my own DT card, which features on today's inspiration post, I have used this gorgeous Lotv stamp,  coloured with pro markers, computer generated sentiment which is layered onto this yummy blue dotty card.

Our challenge is sponsored by the wonderful

who have this lovely prize for our winner
and also
who are offering super cute digi stamps for our randomly chosen winner

We would love to have your company, so click here to join in and also check out the other wonderful DT cards.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Add a Charm....with Crafty Friends

Hello there my dear friends, I do sense a slight echo when I'm typing, so I do hope that there are still some of you around, lol. I know that many of us seem to be in a bit of "just not enough hours in the day" situation at the moment, and whilst work and family life obviously have to be our priority it is such a shame that our trusty blogs have to sit patiently and wait for us to find time to play.....ho hum!

Anyway, that aside I have to tell you about the latest Crafty Friends challenge, our theme this time is

Add a Charm

Here are details of this challenge's sponsors... 

Our first wonderful sponsor is 'Small & Round'
Click (HERE) to be taken to Small & Round's Etsy Store and
for more inspiration, click (HERE) to be taken to the Blog.
One lucky winner will be able to choose 5 digi images from their Etsy Store. 

Our next wonderful sponsor is... 'Beccy's Place'

Click (HERE) to be taken to Beccy's web-store 
and for more inspiration, click (HERE) to be taken to Beccy's blog.

Our lovely friends at Beccy's place also provided some wonderful images for the DT to play with. I chose Quilt Puddings, which I have coloured with promarkers and stickles. When I chose this images I had planned to use it with a Christmas Pudding charm that I was convinced I had......but after much storage box emptying, do you think I could find it - nope!!!! So I settled for the tree instead, I am happy to report that it still hasn't turned up, as I am inclined to think that may be even more annoying, lol.

 We very much hope to see you joining in with us, so hop on over and also check out the other amazing DT cards xx

Monday, 19 October 2015

My Turn to be Pink and Pretty!

Hello there, and thank you so much for visiting me today, its always so lovely to know that you've stopped by and your comments always make me smile!

Hope you had a great weekend. It was another round of University visits for us, as we set of Friday afternoon and stayed overnight in Portsmouth. It had been an awfully long time since I'd been there and was great to see sights that I remember from previous visits and also new sights like the Spinaker tower. We ate in a Pub that overlooked the water and seeing the Isle of Wight ferry going in and out took me back to some incredibly happy childhood did make me miss my Dad quite a bit too :(
Anyway, our visit to Portsmouth Uni was a brief one as Megan has a preference for Campus rather than City so we added on a visit to Chichester too, which seems a great Uni.  I really don't envy my poor old soul with the decisions she is going to have to make.

So today is the first day of our new Cutie Pie Inspiration post

you may have seen the challenge post and will know that our theme at the moment is 
Pretty in Pink
Our challenge is sponsored by the wonderful
Our lovely friends at Bunny Zoe's
Who are offering an amazing prize of 3 digi stamps to one lucky winner

Huge thanks and hugs to our wonderful sponsors!

My DT card features:
  • Crafty Sentiments digi 
  • coloured with Promarkers
  • Spellbinders fancy oval die and Memory box label die
  • Papers were freebies and can be found here
  • Flowers from The Ribbon Girl
  • lace and twine from stash

If you haven't joined in already.....what are you waiting for! We look forward to seeing your cards xx

Monday, 12 October 2015

Pretty In Pink with the Cuties

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Hello my dear blog friends, hope you had a great weekend. Today its time for a new
Cutie Pie challenge and the theme this time is an old favourite of ours.....
Pretty In Pink 

As you can see there is no card from me today, as I have saved my card for the brand new super cute inspiration post starting next Monday, so we can bring you even more Cuteness

Do hop on over to the challenge and check out the adorable cards our DT girls have made, we would to see you xx

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Pearls, Gems and Crafty Friends

Hello there, hope your weekend has got off to a good start!

The last few weekends have been a crazy blur as we have been taking Megan all over the place for numerous University open days.......we're off again, to Hertfordshire, tomorrow. I have such a mish-mash of feelings about all this, as part of me is super excited for her to be going out into the world and having this amazing experience but at the same time I feel quite melancholy about letting my baby go! This whole experience is also making me feel a little old too, lol!

Anyway onto other matters and its time for a new challenge with

and we want to see your Pearls and/or Gems.....c'mon who doesn't like a bit of sparkle!

we are sponsored by the lovely
who also provided some gorgeous images for the DT to play with

My card features:
  • Image from Sparkle and Sprinkle
  • coloured with promarkers
  • Memory Box die cut Precious Mittens
  • Paper from Bo Bunny
  • Sentiment own creation
  • pearls and gems from stash
We not hop on over, check out the other gorgeous DT makes and join in the fun