Monday, 25 September 2023

Something Shiny

 Three months today it's Christmas...Just saying!! Loads of time though to make Christmas cards and at

this month we are looking forward to seeing Something Shiny on your cute card.

My "shiny" is silver mirri that I cut using  Creative Expressions frame die and sentiment die.
The adorable stamp was coloured with Promarkers and I used a very, very old corner punch to add a little bit of interest.

You all know what a nightmare mirri is to photograph so apologies for the dreadful picture.

I hope that your week ahead is a good one.

See you soon xx

Saturday, 23 September 2023

Four legged friends at Allsorts

Happy Saturday everyone and I hope you are well. I am beyond delighted to be sharing my DT piece for

because I have picked the theme for you and it won't be a shock to my longstanding crafty friends to see that it's

Four legged friends.

This time I am sharing a foal that I cross stitched

This year I have made a huge effort to complete all those unfinished projects that have somehow accumulated over the years and this is one of them. I was stitching like billy-o up until last week to get this finished. I find it easier to cross stitch in the summer months when the light is better. That said I do have a Cotton and Twine Christmas sampler from a couple of years ago, so I'd better get my finger out!!

 Thank you for sharing your day with me and I hope that you will join us at Allsorts for my Four legged friend challenge. Anything Goes is also welcome too.

See you soon xx

Thursday, 21 September 2023

AYLI Harvest Colours

 Hello and Happy Thursday!!

I must apologise if I haven't visited recently, it's been a bit hectic here with both work and home life. Workwise it's been full steam ahead arranging Flu and Covid Clinics and we've had liveries on holiday so additional poo picking ( it's all glamour,glamour, glamour here!!) and horsecare. 

Autumn is certainly making her presence felt and harvest down here (in the sense of combining oats, wheat, beans and barley) finished last month. It's been many years since I have been in a combine harvester and  have fond memories of watching Hubby, back when combines didn't have cabs and he would look like he'd been rolled in soot!! Oh the excitement when we bought our first combine with a cab and then the realisation that I wouldn't see him until hundreds of acres of crops had been harvested!!  Happy days!! 

So, talk of harvest brings me nicely to the theme this time at

It's HARVEST colours.

I love the russets, deep reds and golds that are on their way and chose Doodlebug Designs Happy Harvest paper pad as my inspiration. A rummage through my stamps and I found MFT Sweater Weather in the Woods. I coloured the bear with Promarkers and fussy cut him to stick on the card.

Thank you for your visit. See you on Saturday xx

Saturday, 16 September 2023

Masculine at Allsorts

 Happy weekend everyone. It's been a bit cooler in the UK this week and oh my, the mornings are darker and the nights are drawing in too. Anyway, weather report over and the real reason for my post today.

We are Masculine at Allsorts Challenge this week, a genre that fills me with dread when the need arises. However LOTV came to the rescue by way of one of their little, once available, Sketch books that you colour in yourself. I coloured this little fellow and his dog with my Lyra pencils.

In my part of the UK lots of properties are built of hamstone which is quarried from Ham Hill about eight miles from where we live. It's honey coloured so I tried a hamstone wall which really hasn't photographed well!! I was,however, very happy with his flat cap!! 

It's been a very long time since I've been happy with a man type card but I am happy with this one. I hope that you will join us and if, like me, you are not keen on cards for the fellas you can always opt for our Anything Goes.

As always, we have some fabulous sponsors and now that my laptop is behaving I can share a little teaser of what's up for grabs for this and the coming challenges and the links to our generous sponsors.

Prizes from Craft StashAnna Marie DesignsAALL and CreateOakwoodWOWVOW 

Many thanks, as always, for sharing your time with me xx

Monday, 11 September 2023

The Cutie Pies Birthday

 It's our Birthday month at

and our fabulous Boss Lady Lisa has put together a bumper birthday present for the winner of this new challenge.

Birthdays and/or bears.

I used the lovely James and a sentiment from LOTV and teamed him with some old MME papers.

Super cute !!

We very much look forward to you joining in the celebrations and sharing your cute Birthday cards and/or bears.

See you there!! xx