Thursday, 25 August 2016

Standard or shaped...what's your favourite?

Hello bloggers hope this post finds everyone happy and well.

Its new challenge day at


where we are dying to know what your favourite card shape is...

Standard or shaped? (remember to tell us why too!!)

Easy peasy for me...square...no question.


I love symmetry and order and generally a square card base indulges my need perfectly!!
Shame about the photographer though and I was quite sober when I took this photo too!!

This was a very quick make using a new paper pad from Craftwork Cards called Coastal. The stamp is Wavy Seascape  from Little Claire Designs that I coloured with pencils.

An up to date pup picture


Bowie (the biggest pup) had finally managed to get himself on the garden bench so we had to let Bumble join him!! Don't they look important!!

Before I go and link up at some challenges I want to thank you all for your kind messages about Suzy, they meant a lot.

Until next time xx

I am playing along here

Crafty card makers #171 - By or under the sea
A gem of a challenge #176 - Summer fun
Come and get it - Summertime
Penny Black and more - Anything Goes with a stamp
Crafty Calendar - Summer Fun



Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Christmas Penguins

Hello everyone, it is my turn to showcase another fabulous bit of artwork from 


This sweet image happens to be Christmas Penguins and was coloured with my Promarkers to compliment the pretty papers. My Cheery Lynn poinsettia die got an outing to make the gorgeous bloom and I finished off with some liquid pearls for a change.



I am entering my card here...


Noor Design UK #21 - Christmas
ABC Challenge - N for Noel
Digi Choosday Week 33 - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread #22 - anything Goes

I actually have time for a chat as the pups are being entertained outside. It's been an eventful few weeks. Our trip to Cornwall wasn't great as I had my first bout of carsickness in about thirty years for which there was only one cure...to come home. However, we did manage to get to Port Isaac which was really lovely.


I think we were meant to come back early because on our return Suzy was poorly so a trip to the vet was necessary and didn't end well.


She is now at rest with our Darling Mog in our garden where, come the spring, they will both be covered with beautiful flowers. I miss her.

To cheer ourselves up we spent the night in Torquay last Friday and had a wonderful time wandering round the town enjoying the fabulous weather and generally lifting our spirits with copious amounts of ice cream!!


Bowie and Bumble are turning into fine young dogs although they haven't been allowed to visit my work room yet, not sure I want my Promarkers buried in the lawn!!

Looking forward to getting more crafty time very soon. Thank you for your visits, they are much appreciated xx


Thursday, 11 August 2016

Favourite flower

Hello everyone...twice in a week, now that hasn't happened in a while!!

I am here with my DT card for



Our theme this time is

Favourite Flower (remember to tell us why)

I decided to think outside the box and share my favourite crafty flower which happens to be the delightful sweetheart blossoms.  Why? Because they come in such an array of pretty colours and they are quite flat so don't bulk out an envelope too much.


I am playing at these challenges

A Gem Of A challenge #175 - Buttons and Bows
In the Pink #100 - Anything Goes
Pennys paper-crafty challenge #290 - Anything Goes
Ooh la la challenge #210 - Ribbons and bows

Hope to see you soon xx


Monday, 8 August 2016

Spaceman Josh

Hello everyone it's the start of a new challenge today at

The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog

where the theme is Work, Rest or Play.

Our sponsor is Pink Gem Designs and I chose the cutie that is Spaceman Josh for my DT card.


The theme is open to interpretation but I think my little guy could actually be an Astronaut or just dressing up as one!!

We are off to play at these challenges

Creative Craft Cottage #69 - For the men/boys
Aud Sentiments - For a child +a sentiment

And finally...


...these two are still running me ragged, which is great for the waistline!!


But are utterly adorable when they are asleep...altogether now aaaaaaaah!!

See you later in the week xx

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Favourite paper?

Hello bloggers. How the devil are you? Well I hope. I am beside myself with excitement as Martin and I are taking ourselves off to Cornwall for a few days later today. But before that I am equally excited to tell you that the new challenge is starting today at


the theme for this coming fortnight is

Favourite Paper

It will come as no great surprise when I tell you that patterned paper is a bit of an obsession with me and asking me to choose a favourite is....well....impossible. However I do tend to use Doodlebug Designs paper pads quite a lot as they are such great quality, vibrant in colour and are so versatile too, as in this case, turned into a background scene.


I coloured this sweet Crafters Companion stamp with my Lyra pencils for a change.

Right, better go get organised before Hubby gets home from work. Connor and Laura are in charge of Surprise, Mo the Cat, Suzy, Bowie and Bumble...not sure they know what they've let themselves in for!!


Thank you for your continued support and lovely comments. I am afraid that time is still very much in short supply due to the new family members, but they are growing by the day and learning really quickly so hopefully I shall soon be able to get into my work room and have something to share with you. I have been checking in on all of your lovely work when time allows!!

See you soon xx