Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Painter Shy and a little bit of news!!

Hello bloggers a little later than usual today to share my DT inspiration card for



This is Painter Shy


I knew he would look amazing with bright primary colours so dug out a Doodlebug Designs pad and coordinating enamel dots. Black mats were the perfect addition. He was coloured with Promarkers.

Some challenges

Lemon Shortbread #33 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Week #3 - Anything Goes
Ooh la la #220 - For a man or boy

Now then, while I am here I had better share my news...we have been upgraded to GRANDPARENTS and my secret wish (for a baby Grand Daughter) came true!!

She arrived safely on Sunday evening and is absolutely gorgeous although names are still proving difficult for Mummy and Daddy to choose!! Mollie Rose is the favourite at the moment!!


Thank you for stopping by xx

Thursday, 12 January 2017

AYLI - Favourite Hair Colour

Yay... Thurdsay and nearly the weekend. It's also the first challenge of the New Year at


this time it's
  Your Favourite Hair Colour,
please tell us why and list the colours that you use too.

I used Sewing Avery from our sponsor Paper Nest Dolls. She was coloured with Promarkers using Sandstone, Caramel, Cocoa and  Umber for her hair. These are my "go to" colours as I always get good results, although hair is something that I still struggle with!!


The papers were free with a magazine some time ago so it was time they got used!!

Better head off to work, typical that we have snow heading our way today and I won't get to enjoy it with the hairy kids...never mind.

Have a good day whatever you are up to xx

Some challenges

Digi Choosday #2 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments #109 - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #332 - Anything Goes 

Monday, 9 January 2017

The Cutie Pies Winter Warmers

Hello friends. It's time for my DT card for

The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog

As we are in the midst of winter the theme this time is  Winter Warmers


Nothing like a hot chocolate with marshmallows to warm you up...as you can see I didn't add cream though...I am trying to be good!! I used  Hot Cocoa Bear from, Bugaboo, one of our sponsors (full details on the challenge blog here ). Hope you will join in and either make a start on your Christmas cards for this year or make a birthday card for a winter Birthday.

Thank you for stopping by today, it's always lovely to have visitors xx

Some Challenges

ABC Christmas Challenge - A= Anything Goes B = Bear
Ribbon Girl - January card challenge
Christmas Card Challenges #3 - Anything Goes
Catch the bug - Anything Goes 

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year Friends, may 2017 be your best year ever!! 

I hope you are all well and enjoying a peaceful day if you are able.

I am here to share my first 2017 DT inspiration post for 



It's time for another new release and I chose to use this little darling



I teamed her with some pretty Marianne Designs papers and kept the layout relatively simple in order to let the sweet hippo take centre stage.

2017 is going to be very exciting for us...Our eldest Son and his Girlfriend are promoting us to Grandparents in a few weeks so this card may be a very useful addition to my stock pile!!

I would like to join in at these challenges

Allsorts #396 - Something new (new image, new baby card)
Di's digi designs - Celebrations
My time to craft #337- Something New (new image, new baby card)
Polkadoodles wk #52 - Something New (new image, new baby card)
I love Promarkers #325 - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations #265 - Anything Goes

Thank you for your visit, continued support and comments. Take Care xx

Friday, 30 December 2016

Happy Day

Hello friends!! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones. I can't believe that it's all over and we are running headlong into 2017. With that in mind I am here to share my last bit of Sasayaki Glitter inspiration for 2016. This time in the shape of Happy Day


As her name suggests I used really bright and happy colours by way of a new Lawn Fawn paper pad. She was coloured with Promarkers to match. I found some suitably matched coloured gems in my stash and unwrapped a die that has been sat in my unused pile for...ahem...years!! Better late than never!! While I am here I would like to wish you all a healthy and happy New Year and thank you for your continued support over the last one. 
 I have three resolutions, which I suspect will sound familiar to every single one of you!!

1)I will try to spend more time here next year.
2) Spend less money on crafty stash (yeah right!!) and
3) Use  what I already have or find a new home for it.

 I will let you know how that goes!!

Anyway, see you again on New Year's Day xx