Monday, 27 June 2022

Christmas Cutie

Good gracious me, another month has rolled around and has brought the new challenge at


This months' optional theme is a card for a child.

Here's mine...


...and I used a kit that came with a magazine a very long time ago. Everything was included, even the acetate. It was really easy to put together and looks perfect for a little one.

I hope you will join in, after all it's less than six months' away now...just saying!!

It looks like Blogger is playing up again. I have been asked to type characters while visiting the following ladies, Julie, Claire, Sarah, Jane and Liz , I really wanted to say a massive Well Done to your courageous Daughter, what a terrific achievement!!  Unfortunately it would not let me leave a comment on any of your blogs. I am such a technophobe I couldn't see if it was my settings or not...grrrrrr!!

See you soon xx


 

Thursday, 23 June 2022

AYLI Masculine or Feminine?

It's a battle of the sexes at As You Like It Challenge today.



 I try, I really do, to enjoy making cards for boys and men but I struggle!! Even living in a house full of men has not helped over the years. So feminine it is, after all, I do have oodles of girly stamps, papers, dies and embellishments to use up!!


Our sponsor is Polkadoodles and I just happened to have a freebie waiting to be coloured so I used her. I am really not happy with how this card looks on the screen, it really does look better in real life, the paper doesn't seem quite so overbearing...honestly. She was coloured with Promarkers and I fussy cut her, leaving a white border so that she wouldn't disappear into the paper. I added some sparkle and glossy accents for some interest and raised her up on foam pads for some dimension. The sentiment stamp is one of those unknown ones that I happened to find and will probably become a favourite!!

I am really feeling right sorry for myself. Although the bruising to my derriere has disappeared, I have been left with a large, painful fluid filled lump so asked one of the Partners at work to take a look. He suspects a gluteal tear that might take up to six weeks to repair so no riding for a while yet. I did wonder if moving more might help but it just made it worse so I am having to take it easy, which I find difficult!! I simply cannot understand why these media stars want to have bigger butts, it's no fun at all!! 

Anyway, moan over, I hope you will share your masculine or feminine makes with us.


See you soon xx



Monday, 13 June 2022

Add aTag

 Hello lovely people of blogland. I hope that you had an enjoyable weekend and are fully refreshed for the week ahead and whatever it may bring.

I had such an enjoyable time colouring the little fellow I am sharing with you today. He is Pig with Butterfly by Lee Holland who is kindly sponsoring our latest challenge at


Tags are the order of the day and I decided to make a tag shaped card blank using a nesting set from Crafters Companion which actually doesn't appear to be available any more.


The blank was cut in kraft card and then I used the smaller dies to make a lovely layered topper. I love to use chocolate brown with pink and while rummaging in my stash found some gorgeous brown glittered card that, if memory serves me, came with plain and embossed dots too in ten different colours. I am sure it came from Create and Craft many years ago...hmmm...must hunt out the other colours they must be somewhere!! Anyway, I digress, the little piggy was coloured with Promarkers and I found some complimentary ribbons and pearls to made an embellishment bundle. It won't stand up because it's top heavy but never mind, it looks so pretty and once I add the insert it should balance. 
I hope you will play along.

Have a good day xx


Thursday, 9 June 2022

Blond or Brunette?

 We love making you think out of the box at


and this challenge is no exception. We would LOVE to know whether you favour
 blonde or brunette? 


I have never been overly confident with colouring hair and gave up trying to get any realistic effect a long time ago.

I am brunette through and through, well at least, I used to be!! I had gloriously dark glossy hair until I was about 35 when the grey/white started to appear. I coloured it until I was 50 and have let Mother Nature do her "thing" ever since. I am now blessed with a rather nicely even salt and pepper crown. 

My lovely little (antique c2012!!) Whimsy rubber stamp was coloured with Promarkers and her hair has a touch of pencil too for definition. Such pretty patterned papers called for a simple design and just a few pretties to finish off.

Thank you for your good wishes following my fall. My bottom is s..l..o..w..l..y recovering and thankfully my wonderful Hubby and a friend are keeping Wills ticking over for me. I don't think I am going to be back in the saddle just yet. The whole episode has made me realise that I am getting old!!

Thank you for your visit and I hope you will share your marvellous hair colouring with the Team.

Bye for now xx



Tuesday, 31 May 2022

Happy New Home

 Hello all, me again!! While I am not able to get in the saddle or do horsey things I am, however, able to craft and blog so, here is today's offering.

 A New Home Card for our youngest and his Girlfriend who have just bought their first home together. 


I should just point out that I was NOT drunk when I took this photograph...honestly!! If you tip your head to the right a bit it will look so much better!! The little house is actually Holiday House from Elizabeth Craft Designs and I used coloured cardstock so that it looks a bit like their new home. The strip of flowers is washi tape that came free with a magazine many moons ago, I always knew it would come in useful sometime!! Sound familiar? The sentiment is a collaboration of stamp and dies.

They moved in the weekend before last after a lengthy wait actually, as their offer was accepted way back in early January. It's a new conversion so no chain either, a delay in searches was the excuse. Still, they are in and getting things ship shape. We, on the other hand, have a very quiet house and Bowie and Bumble are eyeing up the now empty room!! We are expecting a massive reduction in our electricity usage though as he'd been working from home !

If you are still with me Thank you, it's always lovely to have visitors.

See you soon xx

Some Challenges

Allsorts Challenge #678 - Anything but Birthdays

NBUS #38 - Washi Tape never used

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