Wednesday, 28 October 2015

"V" for Very Cute

I am guesting again at ABC Christmas Challenge and the letter this time is

"V" for Very Cute

Here is what I came up with 

The sponsor is Zlatoena and as I have some of her images in stamp form decided to use one of them. This guy is Define Good and he was coloured with Promarkers. The papers are Lawn Fawn Snow Day. There was a liberal sprinkling of glamour dust for a snowy effect too.

Some challenges to enter

Crafty Friends - Favourite colour
Digi Choosday #43 - Favourite colour combo
( I love red and turquoise together for festive cards)
Crafting From the heart #83 - Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges #47 - Anything Goes
Graphit #43 - Autumn or Christmas
TCP Tuesday - Anything Goes

Thank you Samantha for inviting me to share my work alongside your fab DT xx

Sunday, 25 October 2015

Winter wishes

Hello folks. Hopefully you have had an enjoyable weekend. We were given an "Afternoon Tea" for a gift last Christmas and finally got around to enjoying the experience yesterday...yum...after which we walked it off around Clark's Village and managed not to spend any money, except in the Lindt shop!!
Mucking out burned off those calories this morning!!

Anyway, I am here to share an easel card with a difference, as on first glance it's a gatefold card.

However, when you open it up, it does this!!

 Now, I was one of the very lucky winners of Darnell's most recent NBUS Challenge and this is the first outing for one of the stamp sets I chose from Bunny Zoes. I love this TGF set which has lots of components (and will think of you whenever I use it Darnell!!) . I coloured the polar bear with SN pencils for a change to contrast the pretty LOTV papers. The snowflakes were made using Tonic Studios Forever Moments clay and a push out cutter that I picked up in the cake decorating section in Hobbycraft. When they were dry I used dries clear glue and sprinkled tons of glamour dust on the top.
I think I could have put a few more snowflakes inside but thought perhaps it wouldn't tie quite so neatly. Anyway there are some challenges that suit this card so I am off to play at

Papertake Weekly - All about the base 
Crafting by Designs - Get ready for Christmas October
A snowflake's promise #8 - Anything Christmas/Winter
Fantasy Stampers #48 - Animal Antics
Polkadoodles #43 - Add sparkle, bling or glitter
 (glitter on snowflakes and scene)

Right, I'm off to catch up on last night's Casualty while I can have full control of the remote as Connor and Laura are dogsitting again!!

Have a lovely evening xx

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Pastel or bright??

Hello crafty peeps, me again with a DT card for 

and the question this time is


It will come as no surprise that it's largely brights for me. Why? Because they suit the style of images that I enjoy colouring. Like this one!!

The image is a digi from Pollycraft (now closed) coloured with Promarkers. The paper is from Doodlebug Designs and that's it!!

I'm off to join in at these challenges

Without Words - Purple and green (but no halloween)
Creative Inspirations #332 - Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart #82 - Anything Goes
Pennys paper-crafty challenge #250 - Anything Goes

Thank you for taking the time to stop for a while and for your lovely comments, it's much appreciated.

Keep crafting and see you soon xx

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Swinging Friends

A while back I was lucky enough to win a challenge at Little Miss Muffet and chose this little darling as part of my prize.

My blogging buddy Annette has a love of cats so this digi was the perfect choice for her Birthday card this year. I used LOTV Perfect Pair for the card base and, as usual, coloured the image to match.

Little Miss Muffet Challenge #122 - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew #98 - Ribbon
In the Pink #80 - Pink Ribbon
Crafty Creations #300 - Don't be blue

Hope you week has got off to a good start but if you are feeling under the weather I wish you well.

See you soon xx

Thursday, 15 October 2015're it!!

Hello blogging buddies, me again!! This time to share some gift tags that I made using the brilliant Mama elephant stamp set called No Peeking.

They were really quick to do so I made rather a lot of them in the hope that they will sell at the next local Craft Fair. If they don't then at least I will have my own Christmas tags done and dusted!! 
The cute animals were coloured with Promarkers to coordinate with the cardstock and twine and I stickled the edges for a bit of Christmas bling!!

Some challenges that fit

Make the day special - Anything But a card
Little Red Wagon #311 - Tags
I love Promarkers #290 - Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #25 - Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft #10 - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds #8 - Anything Goes

Thank you for vising, as always you are most welcome and your comments make my day xx

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

You're BOO-tiful!!

We don't do (and never have done) Halloween in our house largely due to me being scared of things that go bump in the night!!

However, I can make an exception when spooky is cute and this is the second outing for this gorgeous Lori Boyd Designs image. She first made an appearance here. She was coloured with Promarkers, which amazingly took ages as there is so much white on show!!

The paper came out of my scrap box, I hand doodled the edge and the spider's web and spider. The web was glittered but, as usual, was nigh on impossible to capture on film!!

Some spooky fun to join in

Creative Corner -  Halloween
Di's Digis - Too cute to spook
Noor Designs Uk #11- Autumn/Halloween
Our Crafty Corner #2 - Anything Goes/ Halloween
Crafty Calendar - Halloween
Passion for Promarkers #318 - Doodle
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday - Colour Inspiration
Crafty Gals Corner #41 - Witches, ghouls and goblins
Creative Moments #79 - Anything Goes/ spots and/or stripes
Crafting by Designs - Halloween

Thank you for sharing your day with me, it's much appreciated xx

Monday, 12 October 2015

Cute and pretty in pink

Happy Monday everyone and wherever you are in the world I hope it heralds a good week for you!!

NO work for me this it's going to be super good chez Wills!!

Anyway I am really here to share my DT card for the new challenge at

and in keeping with the Breast Cancer Awareness Month the theme is


We were supplied with digis from one of our sponsors, Crafty Sentiments, and typically my printer just would not play nicely. Thankfully I had a rubber stamp set from the same company that I could use...phew!! I used my favourite Lawn Fawn set to create the pretty layered panel using Nitwits Country Meadow digital papers and Promarkers to colour the image.

I'd like to try my hand at these challenges

Create and Inspire #31 - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket #1 - Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Inky chicks #57 - think Pink
The Ribbon Girl - Any image anything goes

Hope you will join in...cute and pink...easy peasy!!

See you soon xx

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Down the local!!

Hello everyone, unusual for me to be here on a Sunday evening but have managed to grab a few minutes to myself for a bit of blogging and thought why not?!! Anyway, I know I am not alone in saying that the male species are often difficult to make cards for. However, I think this one fits the bill for almost any age.

 It's a digi from Buddly Crafts called " Down the local" that I coloured with Promarkers to compliment the digi papers, also from Buddly Crafts. The pint's "head" was glittered, the glass had a touch of glossy accents and I added the button and twine from my stash to finish off. 

Some challenges to play

A Gem Of A Challenge #155 - Spots and/or stripes
That's Crafty - Boys will be boys
Cardz 4 Guys # 91   - Button it

Enjoy the rest of the day xx

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Black and White or Colour?

Hello friends. My card today is my DT piece for

and our challenge this fortnight is to share your creation using black and white or colour...whichever you favour, with an explanation of course!!

Those of you that visit often will know that I love patterned paper and always colour my images to here is the latest effort!!

The From The Heart digi was just too cute to resist. The Hobbycraft pad was still on my desk so I used that again together with the snowflakes also from Hobbycraft.

Some challenges

Crafting with dragonflies #44 - Anything Goes
Spellbinding Stamps Challenge #1 - Embellishments (snowflakes & ribbon)
Love to scrap #63 - Ribbon or lace
Natalie and Amy #37 - Snow people
Penny's papercrafty challenge #248 - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations #330 - Stars and/or stripes

See you soon xx

Sunday, 4 October 2015

P..P...Pick up a penguin

Another Christmas card from me today and I make no apology because it is such a fabulous stamp and I would like it noted that I do not endorse penguin throwing in any way, shape or form!!

The fabulous Archie was coloured to compliment the Frosty Friends papers, matted on some teal card and adorned with some ribbon and a pearl slider...simples. Ooh and the sketch was borrowed from the most generous Jules...again!!

A challenge or two

Winter Wonderland - P P Pick up a penguin
Crafty Gals #39 - Things with wings
Crafty Ribbons #128 - Christmas but no red or green
Crafting Musketeers #30 - Christmas with a ribbon

I should be in the saddle but it's a pea souper out there (thick fog for those of you not in the UK!!) so Surprise gets a reprieve this morning, which I am sure she won't mind!! I haven't shared any photographs for a while so this is what the mornings were like at the beginning of the week. 

Have a lovely Sunday whatever you are doing xx

Thursday, 1 October 2015

No stamps allowed

I simply CANNOT believe that September is over and we are welcoming October on earth did that happen!?? 

Anyway, it being October 1st it means a new challenge at

and it's No Stamping 

...think pre-coloured toppers, die cuts...that kind of thing but definitely no stamps!!
Struggling? hmmmm I did too until I bought a crafting magazine that had some really great decoupage and here is what I made.

The sky paper was a perfect colour match to the snow globe base, and came from Hobbycraft. The snow is some shimmery paper and the sentiment was a freebie from way back, so really not that difficult at all!!

You have a month to play so I hope you will find time to join in...go on challenge yourself!!

Some challenges

A snowflake's promise #6 - Christmas/Winter
Crafty Friends #15 - Pick a Tune - In the bleak midwinter
Craft Your Passion #281 - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky #275 - Anything Christmas

Once again thank you for visiting, time seems to be slipping away from me at the moment, so I do appreciate you taking the time to leave such kind comments.

See you soon xx