Monday, 23 May 2022

Candy Cane

 Hello friends. I am feeling a bit festive today because it's new challenge launch at

we are taking a trip down Candy Cane Lane so would love to see your cute Christmas cards featuring a red and white colour combo or candy canes.

 Here's my card...

Many moons ago the super talented Wends (Crafty Kiwi Mamma) did a blog candy and I won the stamp that is gracing my card. She is aptly named Candy Canes so was the absolute perfect choice. She was coloured with Promarkers except her hair which had a touch of pencil added also. The papers are from another pad from The Works. I found some sinky candy cane embellishments in my stash so added them too. 

It's a glorious day as I write this and it amuses me to be sharing a Christmas card while wearing shorts and a vest top!!

See you soon xx

Thursday, 12 May 2022

Favourite Food

 We are feeling a little bit peckish at 

where we would love you to share a project inspired by your favourite food.

I am a real fan of lemon, if it's on the menu with a piece of fish, in a sauce or in a dessert or cake then I am going to choose it!! I am even partial to it in a G&T...funny that!!
No better stamp to use than this lovely little mouse  from the Penny Black Homemade set.

I used this Mixed Up Craft tutorial for the impossible card base and, as it was little bit floppy without, added the connecting panels on the front and back for stability. I had used 300gsm card but I think the cutting and folding just weakened the base a little. The image was coloured with my Promarkers and I bravely cut into a piece of Maja Design paper to decorate the base. I bought the Daisy Mae arch die set a while back and, I think, this is the first airing. They are a really great size so I think will probably make a rather nice card base at Christmas.

I hope I have given you some inspiration to join us and once again thank you for continuing to visit and leave such encouraging comments. In a world where it's easier to "like" I much appreciate your time. Oh yes, on the theme of commenting hasn't blogger been a devil of late?! Darnell has shared a "how to" if you are struggling. I have done a bit of housekeeping and hope that my comments are now reaching you all!!

Take Care xx

Some Challenges

NBUS #38 - My lovely sparkly new dies
May Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes +/- Nature
Allsorts #675 - Favourite Stamp/Dies (my "go to" for food/drink related themes)

Monday, 9 May 2022

Dies and digis

Hello friends and visitors. Hope you are keeping well and happy.

I am very happy indeed as the new theme at

is right up my street, digis and die cuts. We had some lovely images from our Sponsor, Fred She Said, and I coloured mine with my Promarkers to match the lovely paper that I picked up during a recent visit to The Range at Weymouth. My die cuts are the mats which come from a Tonic set and a "happy" that was cut twice for a bit of height. 

 I tested myself with the colour combo and am quite pleased with the result.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope I have tempted you into joining us with your cute makes.

See you later in the week xx

Thursday, 28 April 2022

Favourite sketch or layout at AYLI

 Hello, me again and it's lovely to be back with my DT card for

I am ever so lucky to be on this team and I hope that, like me, you feel that it makes you think out of the box a little bit. This time we would love you to share your favourite sketch or layout and give the reason for your choice.

When I am lacking inspiration I ALWAYS pay Jules a visit. She has a wonderful library of sketches here that she is happy to share. 

I used number six to create this...

...and not a cute image in sight!! 

I found this rather splendid paper pack while, as usual, I was looking for something else entirely. It's Docrafts Parisienne Blue Capsule Collection that, as is so often the case, I had forgotten existed. As it all co-ordinates it was pretty quick to put together and I also discovered a navy blue ink pad for the stamped sentiment so that was a very good day in my craft room!!

It would be lovely to see your favourite layout or sketch.

See you when I do xx

Monday, 25 April 2022

Christmas Cuties Heart

 Hello everyone. The sun may be shining here in the UK and the temperatures are rising but I have a little bit of festive cuteness for you today.

That's because it's time to kick off the new challenge at

where, although we are now Anything Goes (as long as it's CUTE) , we give you a little prompt, should you wish to use it, and this time it's hearts as in Last Christmas, I gave you my heart!

Disappointingly the card looks flat but it is actually quite dimensional. The heart, that was cut from the middle of the Lawn Fawn paper is actualy raised with Pinflair Glue Gel for some height. Never mind, you get the idea. I coloured the sweet little ChristMOUSE with my Promarkers and fussy cut him so that he was sitting on the heart then sat the whole lot on a die cut mat. The snowflake button was the perfect finishing touch.

Thank you for your visit and encouragement. You are much appreciated x