Monday 29 February 2016

Golden Birthday Winner

Morning everyone!!

 I am here to announce the winner of my Golden Birthday draw, (pulled out of my bobble hat!!)
...drum roll.......

the winner is

and because I still feel like I am 21 and haven't discovered any more wrinkles I decided to draw another name and that is

Leave me your email addresses in a comment and I will arrange for Tracy at Dies to Die for to send your Gift Certificates.


Well done girls and a MAHOOSIVE thank you to everyone who left me Birthday Wishes and indeed comments over the time I have been here. It is much appreciated.

Thursday 25 February 2016

AYLI - Favourite Occasion

Hello Friends, not long until the weekend now (although mine has already started!!).

It being Thursday I am here with my DT card for

where our new challenge for you is to share a project for a favourite occasion.

Mine happens to be a cute card for a female Birthday, particularly if it's to fulfill an order as it means that  a) I can stretch my creativity and b) use up some of my ever growing stash.

I won this adorable Little Miss Muffet digi in a LMM challenge a while back and coloured her with Promarkers to match the (quite delicious 15 x 30cm) paper pad that I picked up in The Range. Her lolly was stickled for a bit of texture and a little bit of spotted ribbon to finish off.

I am entering these challenges

Allsorts #351 - Birthday Wishes
Creative Fingers #103 - Anything Goes
Graph It colour challenge #7 - Spring Greens
The Ribbon Girl - February Use any image
Little Miss Muffet #132 - Anything Goes

Thanks for your visit xx

Monday 22 February 2016

Leila and Teddy

A week or two ago I "had" to buy an image from a new digital stamp shop, Sasayaki Glitter that was showcased by the fabulous Aussie Annie. Well, what do you know...I am now the newest member of the Inspiration Design Team, so a huge thank you to Annie for championing my creative skills and a huge thank you to Naz and Kel for listening to her and inviting me along for the journey, I shall much enjoy colouring these cuties and sharing them with blog land!!

Anyway here is my debut card, the super cute Leila and Teddy

I used one of Jules' sketches as my starting point and wanted bright colours so the Pebbles paper pad was perfect. Little Leila and her teddy were coloured with Promarkers and the sentiment was cut from one of the papers.

If you pop over to the blog you will find not only is the first monthly challenge, Valentine's Day/Love is still open until 3rd March, but  that there are also some fantastic inspiration posts and links to the Facebook Group, you are sure to get a warm welcome!!

I am playing here

The Pencil Case Wk13 M = More than one (paper & die cut)
Crafty Friends #25 - Girly
Ellibelles Liky Party #3 - Anything Goes + something coloured
Love to Scrap #72 - Anything Goes
Penny's papercrafty challenge #265 - Anything Goes

See you soon xx

Sunday 21 February 2016

A heart full of joy

Happy Sunday everyone. Well, the Birthday celebrations are over, as my waistband can testify!! We enjoyed a delicious family lunch out yesterday and I still have treats to come by way of Beauty/Hair Treatment and Shopping Gift Cards, so I shall save those for now. Thank you for your good wishes, cards and pressies, you are such a lovely lot!!

Anyway, I managed a bit of crafty time last night and as I have deviated a little from my Christmas Card Plan decided to rectify that by making this...

This is my first Your Next Stamp stamp set, I was so impressed with the quality it definitely won't be my last. I have looked at fabulous examples of colouring on Kraft so decided to have a go myself using my SN pencils, without blending solution this time. I was relatively pleased with the effect and will be having another play in the future. I made a sparkly heart to give a bit of life to the flat CAS style, using a long forgotten MB die.

Here are some challenges

ABC Christmas - D = Don't overdo it!!
Sweet Stampin - Glitter and Sparkle
ABC challenge - pick (Bunny, bow, bird)

Enjoy your Sunday and if you haven't already left a comment on my Birthday Post below please remember to do so for the chance of  a "spend" at dies to die for!!

Take Care xx

Thursday 18 February 2016

A Birthday Present from me to you

Hello friends and I hope you are having as good a day as me...

It's my (Golden) BIRTHDAY today

and because I can't share any cake with you, I am offering one of you the chance to have a spend,  on me, at


 to thank you for your continued support and inspiration. 

Being the technophobe that I am I couldn't work out the link thing so instead just leave me a comment before the 29th...simple as that... then I will draw a name from the hat, so to speak.

Good Luck!! xx is the evidence (by way of the wouldn't know to look at me...35 at a push!!??) courtesy of my naughty work mates :0)

Have a good day xx

Tuesday 16 February 2016

And now for something different

Hello bloggers, hope that everything is well in your world. 

Once again time seems to be slipping by apace and before I know it almost a week has passed since I've had anything to share...shame on me!! It's not as though I have nothing to play with either...does that sound familiar!!? 

Anyway, I've not come empty handed and have a pretty little one layer card to share with you, quite unlike anything I have ever done before but I do hope you will like it.

I was a little short on "wordy" stamps and on a recent visit to Seven Hills Crafts, an Altenew Set caught my eye and fell into my basket. I masked the card with a circle and stamped random flowers and foliage in various inks to create the pretty wreath around the sentiment. I can't tell you how hard it was not to add anything extra and I couldn't believe how long it took to arrange the design!! The swirls are from Marianne Designs handlettering set of a similar font so both sets will work well in conjunction.

It's perfect for these challenges

Stamping Sensations February Challenge - Anything Goes
Fantasy Stampers #56 - Just one layer
Sweet Stampin' - Clean and Simple
Ooh la la Challenge #198  - Clean and Simple
Creatalicious Challenges #85 - Favourite colour combo (pink and green)

Suzy is looking at me so I had better wrap up and brave the icy was too skiddy to ride this morning, but it's preferable to the wet stuff!!

Thank you for your continued support.

Until next time xx

Thursday 11 February 2016

Favourite Shape or Fold

Hello friends hope you are well today.

It's time for a new challenge at As You Like It Challenge

and we are looking forward to seeing your favourite card shape or fold.

Here's mine...a stepper

I bought this Presscut Stepper die last year and I am so glad I did as I have had so much use from it. Stamping Mad Janice is a huge fan too!! My good friend Kim asked me to make a Birthday card for her Mum and wanted it fairly flat for posting so the stepper fold was just right. Equally it can be made really fancy dancy and elaborate!! It was also another chance to get out my Neat and Tangled "Hand Stitched" stamp set and use my long awaited accompanying Hoop die too. The card base and patterned paper were free with magazines a while back and the image was coloured with Promarkers to suit. The little Best Mum stamp was also free. All it needed was some pearls as finishing touches.

I am going to play at these challenges

Cardz 4 Galz #15 - Fantastic florals
Penny Black and More - Anything Goes + Stamp and dies
Lil patch of crafty friends #27 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #298 - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #98 - Anything Goes
Seven Hills Crafts February Challenge - Fancy folds

Thank you for stopping by today, it's much appreciated xx

Wednesday 10 February 2016

Piece of my heart

Hello one and all and I hope you are well today wherever you are.

 Thankfully the weather has settled down and we have dry weather. Monday was quite another story and during my lunch break found myself holding on to the ladder while Martin climbed up on the barn roof to secure some flapping panels, it was safe to say that I stood there feeling quite sick thanks to storm Imogen!! Although the gales were horrendous at least at that point it wasn't raining so the roof wasn't too slippery!! A bit of a Superhero is my chap, so I think this might well find it's way into his hand on Sunday.

I used one of the PB "Piece of my heart" stamps and coloured with Promarkers after die cutting with a Marianne die set. The trusty white pen added some spots and the ribbon came from my stash. I know, two CAS cards in a week but I just had the "need"!!

It would be rude not to play along at these Love inspired challenges!!

The Ribbon girl - February Card challenge
Penny Black Saturday challenge - Hearts/Red
Crafty Ribbons #143 - Animals
Creative Inspirations #344 - Hugs and kisses
Polkadoodles #4/5 - Love and Romance

Enjoy the rest of Wednesday and I'll see you tomorrow xx

Monday 8 February 2016

Cutie Pie...All You Need Is Love

Sing along now, Love, Love, Love....There's nothing you can do that can't be done.....

Anyway, less of that and onto my card which is my DT card for

which starts today and we are all about the LOVE this time, be it
Valentines Day, Engagement, Wedding or Anniversary, we don't mind but please make sure that it follows the theme and has a CUTE element. All the details are on the challenge blog.

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are our sponsors this time so great prizes up for grabs!!

I used a PND image for my card that was coloured with Promarkers and a white Sakura gel pen for the dots. The wonderful heart of hearts die has been waiting to be used since last year (oops!!) and I stickled all the little cut outs for a bit of girly gorgeousness, together with her heart garland. The stamped sentiment is from an older MFT set and there you have's easy...All you need is love, da, da, da, da, da, all you need is love....

Some challenges that are just right too

The Pencil Case - L=Love/Romance
Love to Scrap Challenge #71 - Have a heart
Live and Love Crafts #44 - Love is in the air
Noor UK #15 - Love
Crafty Creations #308 - Hearts
Allsorts challenge #349 - CAS

Hope you will join us.

Thank you for visiting today and I hope everyone is safe and well after the battering storms we have had in the UK over the weekend and stay safe during what's ahead if we need more rain!! xx

Wednesday 3 February 2016


Hello lovely people, I know, it's been a week and I have no real excuse for not being here!! Anyway, here I am and I have a Christmas card to share that is suitable for some current challenges.

This is Clementine (The Stamp Fairy now retired but who first appeared here) coloured with Promarkers to match the pretty papers which, I think, are from a First Edition set ( an EBAY taster pack). I was so pleased with this one and the white gel pen made such a difference.

I'm off to try my luck at these challenges

Crafty Friends #24 - Animals/Birds
Critters and Creatures - Anything Goes with a creature
Crafts Galore Encore - Use a digi or stamp (digi)
ABC Challenge - A for animals
Passion For Promarkers #331 - Show us your favourites...Promarkers, digis and paper
ABC Christmas challenge - C = Cute Critters

Thank you for visiting and your comments are always greatly appreciated.

Until next time xx