Thursday, 14 February 2019

Birthday or Christmas at AYLI

Happy Valentine's Day...mwah!! 

Not a Valentine card in sight here...it's Christmas!!

At As You Like It we are asking you to share your favourite makes for either Birthday or Christmas.


I am sharing some Christmas cards that I made using a wreath template that I fashioned from some grey board. After spending ages scrolling through Pinterest, as you do, I was fascinated by some really lovely cards made using a Wreath Builder template which, to my horror were quite expensive and hard to come by. I set to with a square die, pencil, ruler and some grey board and made one of my own to use with my stamping platform. On reflection I then looked on You Tube and found tutorials showing how to make them, so if you fancy having a go that's where to look!!

Here are the first batch of three that I made using, what I call, filler stamps from various sets that have been accumulated over the years.

Card-io stamps here



Crafters Companion stamps here



...and here.


I hope I have inspired you both to enter the challenge and to have a go at making your own wreath stamping template. I really surprised myself by how much I enjoyed the process, and coming from a cute image colourer, that is saying something!!

That's all from me for this week.
 Have a good weekend, when you get there xx

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Hogs and Kisses

Hello again, hope your week is going well so far. 

 I have a cute card to share today that I put together at the weekend. 


Very CAS for me, but the style was just right on this diddy 4x4 card. I used a sparkly pen for the sky and fussy cut the stamped and coloured  images from this set



Some Challenges

Crafty Cardmakers #227 - Love,love,love
Dream Valley challenges #195 - Love and Kisses
Daisy Chain Cahllenges #27   - Have a heart
Di's Digis - All about Love

Monday, 11 February 2019

For the Boys


Hello and welcome to a new week and a new challenge at


where it's All About the Boys.

Our sponsor is a new one to us and this is what I did using on of their images.


Isn't he cute!!?? He was coloured with Promarkers and simply matted on grey and popped on a spotty background. The sentiment is an old Craftwork Cards stamp and the heart was die cut with a freebie that came with my Gemini. Hope you will come and play!!

I know it was over a week ago that we had snow here but the big kid in me just wanted to share some snaps with you!!

Walking down our lane...


walking back up the lane after our snowy walk...



A snow laden hedge...


...and a weird looking frozen puddle that would not break no matter how many times I jumped on it!!


It has done nothing but rain ever since so I seem to be drying wet Sprollies on a regular basis!!

Right, that's my catch up done!! I have had a busy weekend crafting so will be seeing you again later in the week. Until then...take care xx

Some Challenges

Dragonfly Dreams - Include a heart
Crafty Friends #103 - Anything Goes
My Time To Craft #390 - Men Only
Unicorn Challenge #40 - Include a heart

Thursday, 31 January 2019

AYLI - Shape or Fold

Hello bloggers. 

Coffee Anyone? I found this little fella in the middle of my digi pile and he called out to be coloured and made into a card.


Here is the inside, that I hope will qualify for the current Allsorts challenge, Friends.



I am really enjoying making tent cards at the moment, mainly because I found many, many C6 envelopes!! It's perfect actually because the new challenge at As You Like It is

Favourite card shape or fold

Hope you will play along, and remember to give your reason too.

Well, the retail therapy went well. The reason for the visit was to find something a bit out of the ordinary for my Mum's Birthday which was the first task we achieved. We also came home with Lindt chocolates, Molton Brown body wash, a rather nice new handbag and jumper for me!! Success!! 

If the weather men are to be believed, it will be snowing while this post goes live and I will be at work wishing I was at home!! Stay safe if it is snowing where you are in the UK.


See you soon xx

Some Challenges

Allsorts #504 - Friends
Crafting By Designs - Animals
Crafty Friends #102 - Animals/Birds

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Happy Winter

I had to buy some Christmas cards last year as I hadn't made enough. Admittedly they were horsey ones for my livery guests and for a good cause ( Bob champion Trust), but I am determined to make a huge effort to make all my cards this year. 

Here goes...



I bought this stamp set with some Christmas money as I think she will make a lovely winter Birthday card, as well as Christmas. I am really pleased with the rainbow coloured scarf and resisted the temptation to add anything else.

I hope you have something nice planned for the weekend. We are planning a trip to Clarks Outlet Village today for a bit of retail therapy!! Wish me luck!!

Thank you for your time and comments. It is much appreciated.

See you soon xx

Some challenges

ABC Christmas - A Anything Christmas Goes (2nd entry)
Christmas Kickstart Challenge - #2 Bundle up
Craft Rocket January - Winter
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - January
Cute 'n' Crafty Christmas #5
Papercraft Challenges #29 - Bright Colours