Thursday 31 December 2015

Happy New Year and Anything Goes!!

Hello crafty friends!! Hope you are well this New Year's Eve and getting your party frocks dusted down!!? No? Me neither, I'd rather watch White Christmas (again!!) while crocheting or colouring!!

To end the year I am here to share my (very last) DT card for Buddly Crafts which is also perfect as my DT piece  for the new challenge at

As You Like It and it's everyone's favourite

Anything Goes 

With "new" in mind I decided to make a New Home card to add to my stock and Cosy Cottage fitted the bill perfectly. I started with the base and coloured the image with Promarkers and used Glossy Accents for the window panes. The sentiment was done on my PC.

Some challenges

Allsorts 342/343 - Anything but Christmas
Crafty Friends #21 - Anything goes
Polkadoodles #51 - Anything goes
Crafty Gals Corner #52 - Anything Goes

Before I go I just want to take this opportunity to thank you for your kind words of encouragement during the past year and for fuelling my crafty mojo when it has been lacking!!

Wishing you good health and happiness in 2016 xx 

Wednesday 30 December 2015

My Favourite Five Christmas Cards of 2015

Thank you to Debby for hosting this brilliant annual event.

 I was lucky enough to be Team member at Christmas Cards All Year Round and Guest at ABC Christmas Challenge this year so I have kept the festive makes going all year which means that with so many, it was a rather difficult choice but here they no particular order!!

I was so pleased with how this pink creation turned out using ALL Buddly Craft products, except for the sentiment.

I made this one with a particular friend in mind, the colours are among my favourites.

This was one of my first attempts using pencils and I was really happy with the bauble idea too!!

There had to be a horse somewhere, and I was especially delighted with the dapple effect.

I challenged myself with this one to use more dies and I think I succeeded!!

So, there are my favourite five.

I don't have anything to share at the moment

Wednesday 23 December 2015

Z for Zoo Animal

Ooooh, only two more sleeps, I am beside myself with excitement!! 

Anyway (with grown up head on!!) I am here to share my last GDT card for

where the last challenge of the year is

Z for Zoo Animal

As a Digistamp Boutique fan, I could not resist the Oreo and Polo Winter Set and had to use them on this card. To keep the chilly feel I used Snow Princess paper, white pearls, white mats and die cuts . Bears coloured by Promarkers with a little bit of seasonal sparkle for good measure. Finally a Craftwork cards sentiment.

Right...things to do still but before I go I must say a massive thank you to Samantha for inviting me to guest at ABC.

Merry Christmas to my crafty friends, near and far and I hope you have a peaceful Christmas time with your loved ones.

Until next time xx

Some challenges

Digistamp Boutique - December Customer Competition
Di's digis - Anything Cjristmas
Creatalicious #82 - Something old (paper pad & dies) Something new (digi stamp)
Live and Love Crafts #42 - Sparkle

Thursday 17 December 2015

Traditional or Non-traditional

Happy Thursday everyone!!

Another Christmas make today, it's my DT piece for

As You Like It Challenge

 and we would love to see your Christmas projects featuring your favourite colourway, remember to tell us why though!!

As some of you know I "braved" it and had a table at a local craft fayre last month. My best sellers were my knitted Christmas Puddings that hid a chocolate surprise underneath.
 Nothing more traditional than Christmas pud!! 

I apologise for the photograph, I forgot to take  pictures at home so had to make the use of my mobile phone once the table was set up!!

Some challenges

Not Just Cards December Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
Craft your passion #292 - Anything Goes

I am looking forward to seeing your creations.

Toodles for now xx

Monday 14 December 2015

Cutie Pie Bingo

Good morning, hope the Christmas prep is going well!!

I decided to take a break from Christmas for my Cutie Pie Challenge DT card.
Our Challenge this time is in the form of a Bingo Board

and I chose Pearls, Cute Digi and Lace

The image from our lovely sponsors Pink Gem Designs "Hedgy with bee" was coloured with Promarkers to match the papers. As you can see I did a bit of inking and ripping for a change and threaded the pearls though the lace. 

Hope you will find time to have a play this time, it will be a great opportunity to play if Father Christmas brings you some goodies!!

Some challenges to play along

Crafting Musketeers #32 - Use a sentiment
Crafty Time Challenges - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers #326 - Let's Celebrate
Papertake Weekly - Fun, fun, fun
(How much fun can a hedgehog have ina welly boot??|)

I'll see you Thursday with another card. Until then, take care xx

Thursday 10 December 2015

How are you deers?

I cannot believe that a whole seven days has passed since I have been here. I know Christmas is creeping up but I blame it on the lack of daylight...I just don't seem to be able to fit indoor/outdoor/work in!! Added to which a work colleague left for pastures new so I am doing extra hours too :0(

Anyway I am here to share a card that was part of a relatively quick batch make that I sold in sets at my recent Craft Fayre.

It is also suitable for the following challenges.

Allsorts #340 -  CAS
4 Crafty Chicks #276 - Non-traditional Christmas Colours
(The card was photographed on a red background)
My Time To Craft #310 - Christmas Animals

Right, that's me for now. 

Until next time, stay safe xx

Thursday 3 December 2015

Male or female?

Hello all and I hope Thursday finds you chomping at the bit ready for the weekend!! 

Before that though I am here to show off a DT card for the new

As You Like It Challenge

Male or Female

and in doing so share another fabulous Buddly Crafts image .

There is NO question in my has to be female.
 I love cute images and although my cards aren't usually heavily embellished, I always look on in pride when I have finished a card for a girl friend, or family member or for a customer and think yep...I made that!! Male cards are so difficult, unless they have a hobby or passion in life that can feature on a card. Making a male card is almost as difficult as choosing a gift for a chap!!

Anyway we would love to know your preference and don't forget to tell us why and as usual, there is a super duper prize up for grabs too!!

Have a good day and see you soon xx

Tuesday 1 December 2015

CAS Christmas

Welcome to December!! That means I can send one of the men in my life up in the attic to get down the magical Christmas boxes...yay!! Added to that Suzy the dog can start on her advent calendar!! I kid you not...Connor returned from town with one for her!!! 

It also means the start of a new challenge at 

this time the theme is CAS.

Here's mine

I made this as a tribute to Sarah of Inky Doodles who sadly passed away at the end of September.  This set is called Warm Winter Wishes and is a lovely set. I have several of her stamp sets and will think of her when I use them in the future. I think she would have approved of this one. The images were stamped onto desert storm card and coloured with Sakura gel pens for a little bit of sheen (it can't be seen here of course!!). I used dies for the wreath and fussy cut the smaller elements before sticking them with 3d foam pads for dimension.


It's my last card for this fabulous team as, sadly, real life commitments have taken up valuable crafty time. It's been a fabulous year girls and thank you for having me xx

Hope you will join in with our Clean and Simple theme this time, it's the ideal opportunity to knock up some quick batch makes. See you there!!