Thursday, 15 August 2019

AYLI Pink and Green

Happy Thursday everyone.

I made double sure that I had the right day, right time and I pressed the Publish button this time!!

So I am here with my card for


where we have a colour choice for you this week

Pink and Green or Blue and Orange...tell us why too!!



I have chosen pink and green, it's Mother Nature's idea, just look out of the window and you see it everywhere, colours in perfect harmony!! On this occasion I have chosen those colours to make a christmas card using Hanging Stockings from LOTV. They are matched to some Doodlebug Designs paper and an MFT die for the greeting.

We are enjoying our week very much. We got very wet yesterday at a local agricultural show, but on the plus side we didn't queue to get in!! I came home with a beautifully crafted chopping board and a lardy cake...yum!!

That's all for now. Thank you for your continued support and kind words xx

Some Challenges

Crafting by designs - August Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #396 - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers #506 - Dies and/or punches




Monday, 12 August 2019

Cutie Favourite Colour Combo

Edit....Oh my days I am going to be sacked... I am so in Holiday mode  that I forgot to schedule this post...whoops!! Better late than never!!

Hello friends, hope you had a restful weekend and are refreshed for the week ahead. I am hoping you will have time to join in at 


where we would love to see your favourite colour combinations on a cute card. Using an image from our sponsor, Bugaboo, I made this sweet pink and black card.


I coloured her with Promarkers and used scraps of paper. I am rather partial to pink and black together and have used this combo many times actually... some here, here and here if you would like a trip back in time!!

So that is me for today. See you later in the week with more pink I think.

 Until then take care xx

Some challenges

Dream Valley Challenges #207 - Hand coloured image
Sweet Stampin' - things with wings
Creative Fingers Challenge #169 - Anything Goes


Friday, 9 August 2019

A Day For Daisies

Friday at last lovely people and an extra special one as I am on annual leave for a week...woo hoo!!
The weather doesn't look that great but no matter, Martin is off too so I have plans!!

Before that though I have some inspiration for you, it's my DT piece for


I chose this beautiful image from  A Day For Daisies, sadly now closed.



I absolutely love how this card turned out. I rarely do frills and fancies but felt that the magical image warranted such so I went to town with sparkle and all things girly!! The delicate colouring doesn't really show up well...it was extraordinarily sunny when I took the photo, hence the sparkle!! I even managed to reduce the size of my Wild Orchid Crafts flower mountain!!

Have a good weekend, when you get there xx

Some challenges

I love Promarkers #390 - Anything goes +/- Birthday
Unicorn Challenge #46 - Fully loaded or CAS



Monday, 5 August 2019

Little Friends - Rabbit

Rain over the weekend meant I had some indoors time on my hands so I was able to prepare a post. I am sharing a card that I made for a recent Birthday. It also fits a few current challenges so win, win!!


Just look at the face on that cute LOTV bunny rabbit!! I  coloured with Promarkers and I think the spotty paper is from a LOTV Christmas pad.

I am still struggling to come to terms with the fact that it is already August!! The nights are drawing in and I had to put on the lights to muck out this morning, it was 5.30am but even so!!

That's all for now. See you later in the week xx

Some challenges

Passion for Promarkers #504 - Going Dotty
Sweet Stampin' - Spots and/or stripes
Crafty Calendar August - Anything Goes
Colourific Challenge Corner #2 - Anything Goes


Thursday, 1 August 2019

Favourite Flower

Hello my lovely friends and visitors. I hope life is treating you well.

It's time to share another DT piece for As You Like It Challenge.

We are all about your Favourite Flowers this time ( and why, of course!). I have previously showcased daisies and sunflowers so this time thought about winter time flowers and came up with these.


I have had poinsettias in my kitchen for many winters now and one particular £1 plant from a supermarket lasted well into August. Funny I have never managed it since!! Although they can be a little bit tempermental, I love the velvety texture of the blooms and how they can brighten up a room.

I am really pleased with my new Sue Wilson poinsettia and message dies and ( in spite of my self imposed crafty stash embargo!!) am sure they will get lots of use!! I really enjoyed the piecing back together, very therapeutic.

I hope my crafty friends in the north of the UK are safe and well after the dreadful weather we had on Tuesday. What scary stuff for you.

That's all for now. I wish you a good weekend, when you get there xx