Monday, 9 December 2019

Christmas Cuties

Hello and welcome. 

Today is the start of a new challenge at

and unsurprisingly it is Christmas Cuties!!

Here is my card using another of my LOTV rubber stamps...I really should use them more often. Perhaps that should be my New Year Resolution!!

This card came about as the result of a Christmas card swap on the We Love Lili of the Valley Facebook Group. I made this for the lady I was paired with. I looked back to my early blogging days for inspiration and decided to replicate this one here

Again, I used Nitwits Collection papers this time Patchwork Christmas, slightly different to the original card but as they mix and match so beautifully, it works very time.

We are due some horrendous gales over the next day or two so I am not looking forward to that at all. Fingers crossed it will not live up to expectation...or is that just wishful thinking!?

Stay safe wherever you are in the world xx

Some challenges

Let's Craft and Create #154 - Anything goes =/- Snow
Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes
Tales From the Craft Room #11 - It's Christmas
Cardz 4 Galz #112 - Cute Christmas
Cute Card Thursday #611 - Anything Goes

Thursday, 5 December 2019

CASE a DT member

Hello friends, we have something very different for you at As You Like It Challenge this time.

We want you to CASE a card by one of the Design Team...yes, we are positively encouraging copying!! Takes me back to the boys on the school bus hunched over exercise books copying work on the way to school. 

Now I love all my DT Sisters and their work but I just had to copy Annette, I have known her the longest and have watched and loved her style as it has evolved over the years. I consider myself to be very lucky and have quite a few Netty "originals" in my posession too.

So, here is her card...

and here is mine...

I used Toasty Greetings by MFT, coloured with Promarkers, I did consider (for  authentic forgery purposes!!) trying my hand at painting but came to the realisation that I will never be as good with the paintbrush as Annette so stuck with what I know!!

So, there you have it a pretty good copy I think!!

See you soon xx

Some challenges

Cardz 4 Guyz #234 - Christmas Critters
Passion for Promarkers #522 - Christmas Critters
Dream Valley Challenge #215 - Christmas

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Oh my stars...and a wreath!!

Hello friends!! So, December is marching along already and I am pleased to say that all my Christmas cards have been made so I have been industrious making little gifts for my colleagues. I started this years ago and have, so far, managed to make something different each year. 

While browsing on pinterest I came across lolly sticks projects so decided to make some hanging stars, decorated in different ways using bits and pieces that I had been "saving"!! I also discovered many, many wooden curtain rings so decided to make something with them.

This is what happened...

I painted the sticks with pearly paint, glued them together in formation and then decorated, each one a little differently. The curtain ring I crocheted using this tutorial and simply added some snowflake buttons, a bow and some red sparkly glitter domes.

They happen to be perfect for the current challenges at Allsorts #548, Christmas gifts and Fab 'n Funky are Anything but a card

I haven't shared any photos lately so this is what I have been up evening out with my lovely friend Kim to an audience with  Anton du Beke...get me!!

 and some lovely crisp walks. The dogs come back with frosty legs and have to thaw out!!

That is all for now, I am back tomorrow, so see you then xx

Friday, 29 November 2019

Christmas Shopping

Hello peeps, hope this week has been good to you and that you have something nice planned for the weekend. Special wishes to our friends over the pond who will be enjoying Thanksgiving weekend.

Yet another Christmas card to share today, this time my DT piece for

it is always Anything Goes as long as the image is hand coloured.

Here is what I did with our Sponsor's image, Christmas Shopping.

Coloured, as always, with Promarkers  matching the backing paper and satin mirror board.

I was so pleased with my effort that I had to share a close up too!!

Thank you for visiting me today. Hope you have a good weekend xx

Monday, 25 November 2019

Show off your Christmas hats

I always think the big countdown starts today with just one whole month of preparation to go!! I am doing pretty well with gift buying, have made my Christmas cake and have been making Christmas cards all year so am doing pretty well on that front too. I intend to settle down and write my cards at the weekend so they can be posted during the first week of theory!!

Here is another to add to the pile, it is my DT inspiration for

where the fun challenge is Show off your Christmas hats.

I have used the lovely James from LOTV. Mine is rubber but the digi is still available here. He was coloured with Promarkers to match the lovely Nitwits papers. As it is a Christmas card the addition of Star Dust is mandatory!! For once the blue mirror board actually photographed well.

So, that is me for today. I hope you have a good week xx

Some Challenges

Cardz 4Galz #110 - Getting ready for Christmas
Crimbo Crackers #198 - Animals
Penny Black and More November - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday #609 - Winter