Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Flower Picking

Hello everyone, it's another of those weeks where you can't get rid of me!!

It's my turn to inspire you with another gorgeous image from

This time I have chosen Flower Picking which was actually where my Sasayaki journey started.

She was coloured with Promarkers to compliment the very old MME papers. No frills and fripperies from me except some stickles on the butterflies.

Must fly, I will be back tomorrow though...see, told you it was one of those weeks!!

Take Care xx

Monday, 28 November 2016

Christmas with the Cutie Pies

     Hello everyone. It's such an exciting day today as it's the launch of the very first challenge at

Christmas With The Cuties

I am honoured to be part of this fantastic team and am proud to share my inspiration for the first challenge.

I think you will agree she certainly hits the spot in the CUTE stakes!! I found some very old Christmas papers in my hamper so used those lovely colours as a base for colouring little Rosie. She was coloured with Promarkers. I did a bit of "duffing up" with my distressing tool for a change and sparkled the snow with stickles. I liked my Gemini very much BUT now I LOVE it. The intricate snowflake border cut with one pass and, better than that, every single little bit came out cleanly !! Brilliant!!

Anyway, I do hope you will support Lisa and the rest of her wonderful team and come and pay a visit and join in, I am sure that there will be mince pies and mulled wine on offer...after all it is Christmas...with the Cuties!!

Before I go here is a recent picture of my hairy kids...

...when you are bored of watching Mum crafting!!

Until next time xx

Some challenges

Crafting With Dragonflies #71 - Whatever the weather...snow
Creative Corner Challenges - Winter
Winter Wonderland - Poinsettias or snow is falling
Crafty Catz - anything goes +/- a tag

Friday, 18 November 2016

Christmas Couple

Hello crafty peeps,'s me again for the last time this week, and what a busy one it's been. Martin and I have been on annual leave together this week, the first time in 28 years!!  The pups went to see the nice vet on Monday to have "the" operation, but I am pleased to report that, apart from being a little lighter, they are back to their normal boisterous selves as our usual 5-6 mile daily jaunts have had to be shortened for a few days!! We have also taken the time to tidy the garden, including remodelling our fence to further dog proof it, only for Bumble to manage to squeeze under the bottom rail...little blighter!! Looking forward to a quieter day today!!

Anyway my reason for being here is to share another card featuring an image from

This one is  called Christmas Couple 

I coloured them with Promarkers to compliment the papers.  I "borrowed" the design from my lovely blogging buddy Lucy

Anyway better get the hounds walked before it rains.

See you soon xx

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Favourite Christmas Colours

Morning crafters, as promised here I am again. This time to share my DT inspiration for

Our challenge is just right for this time of year it's

Favourite Christmas Colours (remember to tell us why)

Our sponsor on this occasion is

and I used Polo and Oreo for my card. It's actually a CASE of one that I made last year for my buddy and DT colleague Annette. I was so pleased with it that I made it all over again, the only difference being I had to colour the edge of the card with Promarker as I didn't have purple cardstock to make the base.

Hope you will pop over and see what my team mates have made to inspire you and perhaps play along and add to your Christmas card pile!!

See you again soon xx

Challenges to join in

Digistamp Boutique Customer Competition

Whimsie Doodles - Anything Goes with a Christmas twist

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Christmas Amy

Hello my crafty friends. I know, I don't put in an appearance for weeks then turn up within  a couple of days...and there's more to come this week too!! 

My visit today is to support the new release at Sasayaki Glitter and this is 

I coloured her with Spectrum Noir Illustrator pens (which I liked very much, by the way!!) to match the pretty papers. I also managed to have a really good die cutting session with my new Gemini, which I also like very much indeed. Everything cut perfectly and I really loaded up the platform just to check it out!! 

 you can grab yourself a freebie for 24 hours so be quick!!

While I am here there are a few challenges that I would like to join in

Lovely to have you visit me. See you again on Thursday!!

Monday, 14 November 2016

No Designer Papers

Happy Monday everyone!! Hope you are all well and raring to go on this lovely day!!

It's new Challenge time at The Cutie Pies 

No Designer Papers

My regular visitors will know that I LOVE my paper pads so this was indeed a challenge for me. However with the help of my cute little digi by our sponsor, 2 Cute Ink, and a rummage through my stash I came up with this little scene using dies and a new embossing folder. I coloured him with Promarkers and his little sledge was glittered with a Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.

Hope  you have a good week xx

Some challenges

Allsorts # 389  - Feature a creature
Fussy and fancy - Ice and snow
The pencil case #32 - Anything Goes
Craft Rocket #28 - White on white

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Teddies or Fairies? AYLI Inspiration

Hello everyone. I have a card to inspire you today...I hope

Its time for another challenge at As You Like It and it's a real conundrum!!

Fairies or Teddies?

Now I've never been a fairy kind of girl, although they used to appear from time to time to clean the boys' bedrooms when they were younger!! For me it has to be teddies and in particular the lovely James from Lili of the valley. He is just adorable isn't he?!! This particular image is a digital "James Christmas Stocking"stamp that I coloured with my Promarkers.

I also used the very last bits of  my Winter Wishes taster pack and snazzed him up with some red ribbon to compliment his hat and stocking. 

I can't tell you how good it's been to actually snatch a bit of crafting time to myself. I treated myself to a Gemini die cutting machine and actually took it out of the box and used it for the first time to cut the little tag. Anyway thank you so much for your visit, I really do hope to return the compliment some time soon xx

Some challenges

Allsorts #387  - Let's make a start on Christmas
MAWTT #32 - Cute animals