Thursday 30 June 2016

Rosie and Ice Cream

Happy Thursday everyone...long time no see!! No excuses really other than life, family, animals and their associated issues!! 

Anyway I am here to share my DT piece for

where our theme this time is a good one...

Markers, Inks or pencils? Don't forget to tell us why!!

It will come as no surprise to my regular visitors that I had to choose Promarkers. They were my first love when I joined the world of rubber stamping and although I have dabbled with various other colouring mediums I always reach for the old Promarkers first. I love the solid tips, the way they lay down the colour and their seamless blendability which I have failed to achieve with other alcohol markers.

are our sponsor this time and I chose to showcase the delightful Rosie and Ice Cream. I thought being as it is the last day of June we might be crying out for something cool...not so much here in Dorset, especially after the deluge yesterday!! More Doodlebug Design paper and one of my MFT Blueprints sets got an outing for a change.

It would be lovely to see you at the challenge, it's perfect for everyone!!

I am joining in at these fab challenges

Monday 20 June 2016

Cupcake anyone?

Hello there. Today I have another pink creation to share. It's not a colour that I use regularly but I have been trying to add a few more girlie coloured cards to my stock box and In the Pink challenges certainly help to get the inspiration flowing.
 So, using their latest challenge in the form of a photograph

I made this...

I stepped outside my comfort zone for this one and unearthed an ancient stamp set from Personal Impressions in order to do a spot of heat embossing direct to the card blank together with a bit of inking. The sentiment from Mama Elephant was also heat embossed onto a SB label. Finally a Promarker coloured cupcake slathered in glitter and some roses to finish off.

Hope you like it...I'm not sure!!

Another challenge join in

I really don't want to go back to work today but I did buy a few crafty goodies last week so I suppose I had better put in an appearance !!

Hope your week is a good one xx

Friday 17 June 2016


I have given up any vague hope that we might actually EVER get any sun in the UK so have decided to make my own little sandy beach!!

I found this cute stamp set (ladybug Crafts gone) while having a bit of a tidy up and as there are so many Summer inspired challenges around thought I would ink it up. I finally unwrapped the Marianne die set that contains the photo frame and coloured the image with Promarkers to match the Doodlebug Designs paper. The card is a diddy four inch square for a change.

I'm playing here

Cardz 4 Galz #24 - Summer Fun
Crafty Addicts #17 - anything Goes/Summertime
Bunny Zoes - Summer

We are off to a Summer Party this evening so fingers crossed it won't rain , although I don't hold out much hope of that!!

Whatever you are up to this weekend I hope the weather is kind.

thanks for sharing your day with me and see you soon xx

Thursday 16 June 2016

Reading Time

Hello blogging buddies. I am having a bit of a "double up" today as my little gift bag was created for

the new  Favourite Die challenge at

and to showcase another of the wonderful images at Sasayaki Glitter.

I made a little gift bag by scoring an A4 piece of backing paper. The sweet little image is 
"Reading Time" and she was coloured using Promarkers.

 My all time favourite dies have to be my Spellbinders Large Circles which, I have recently found, work perfectly with my NEW favourites from MFT Stiched Circle Scallop Frames. Circles appeal to my love of symmetry which is why so many of my cards feature the image in a circle.

So, go on, join in you all have a favourite die or dies, just remember to tell us why it is your favourite!!

Some challenges

Crafting From The Heart #116 - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #282 - Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers #350 - Food and Drink (A lovely mug of coffee)
The Ribbon Girls June challenge - Anything Goes

Before I go I just want to share a photograph with you. If you are not familiar with Pamellia's blog you need not suffer me rambling on any longer!! For those of you that do, you will know that she always shares some amazing photography and ends with a token morning coffee/after dinner shot. Well here is my morning coffee shot from earlier in the week while I was waiting for a friend to arrive so we could ride together. While I took Suzy home, after she "helped" me muck out, I had enough time to make a coffee and took it back down to the stables with me.

Mo the yard squatter helping herself to a bit of a cuddle!!

The best "selfie" I could get of Surprise and I, although I have to say she is far more photogenic than me and I actually got her "good" side!! Please don't call the RSPCA she really isn't a miniature horse, nor am I a giant!!

So there you are Pamellia, not quite to your standard but a rather good shot of the coffee cup don't you think!?? And it contains some wildlife...and I don't mean me!!

Have a good day everyone xx

Tuesday 14 June 2016

Wild Things

Hello fellow crafters. 

I have a card to share that I made to support 


I have been "meaning to" since Squirrel launched this brilliant challenge and took the opportunity of a rainy evening to do so (and, truth be told, buy a new digi image for the purpose!!)

Anyway, here it is...

 ...and I make no apology for the wonky snap (before you ask, I have not been at the Pimms!!), I mentioned rain but what I failed to say was it is accompanied by horrendous claps of thunder so my photography was rapid to say the least!!

I used scalloped tonic dies for the base and mat and coloured the Di's digis image with Promarkers to match the papers which are from a SheryK Designs digi paper set.

Anyway, can't hang about I'm a bit scared so need to seek refuge!!

Thank you for visiting and for your comments on my recent work, it's much appreciated xx

Monday 13 June 2016

Splish, Splash, Splosh

Hello Friends...Monday again but I really don't mind as I am on annual leave this week...Yay!! Nor do I mind if it rains as I am going to please myself come what may!!

Anyway, today is the start of our June Challenge at

The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog

and, rather appropriately looking at the forecast, the theme is Splish, Splash, Splosh...think anything water related, but don't forget it must be CUTE, here is my inspiration using Fifi Bubbles from one of the sponsors.

I decided on an easel card for this project and found this, hardly touched, paper pack from Wild Rose Studio that has different dotty papers in pink and turquoise which suited what I had in mind.
Little Fifi was coloured with Promarkers to match and the MFT Scalloped Frame just had to come out again. The sentiment was done on the computer and I used lashings of silver glitter for the bath's rolled top and clawed feet and stickles for the bubbles.

This close up shows just how cute Fifi is!!

Allsorts #367 - Fancy bows and ribbons
I Love Promarkers #310 - Inspired by a film or song
C.R.A.F.T #367 - Inspired by a film
( I love the scene in Pretty Woman where Vivienne is in a mahoosive bubbly bath singing along to "Kiss" by Prince, quite oblivious to the fact that Edward is watching her!!)

Hope you will find time to play along xx

Tuesday 7 June 2016

Happy Father's Day

 It's Father's Day this month and there are lots of male inspired challenges around so I though that it would be rude not to join in so here is my little effort!!

Being a dog lover you would think I would have a mass of dog stamps in my stash...but do I? No I do not!! Among my collection of stamps I found just three and the (unused) set I decided upon was part of a Kanban set which came in a little handbag style storage case that I bought from the tellybox many years ago. It took a bit of tugging to get off the plastic backing but stamped brilliantly!!

The little pooch was coloured with Promarkers and I used various dies and papers to created the little scene. I think that Suzy the dog can give this one to Daddy for Father's Day!!

These challenges inspired me

Dragons Lair Designs - One for the guys
Polkadoodles #22 - One for the boys
Allsorts Challenge #366 - The great outdoors
Crafty Calendar - Father's Day/For a male
Fantasty Stampers #64 - Man's Best Friend
Sweet Stampin - Father's Day/ Special Man

Whatever weather you are having in the world, stay safe xx

Saturday 4 June 2016


It's Sasayaki Glitter shout out time again and I have the pleasure of sharing Mia with you this time. As with all of Naz's fantastic artwork she was a pleasure to colour, the open spaces make it so easy and, as usual, colored with Promarkers to match the Dovecraft papers. I chose another of Jules's Sketches, number thirteen this time.

While I'm here I should mention that the June challenge is open here and the theme is Male Cards, so link up any male cards this month for the chance to win some brilliant digi stamps.

Some Challenges to enter

Crafting With Friends #22 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet #139 - Anything Goes

Have a lovely weekend xx

Thursday 2 June 2016

AYLI Food or Drink?

Hellooooo!! It's challenge time at 

and this time it's all about your favourite Food or Drink.

I like food (chocolate especially!!) AND drink, however I NEED coffee (decaf these days!!) in order to fuel me for mucking out in the morning so I have chosen to showcase some rather lovely coffee cups :0)

It's the first outing for this tower of die cut cups which I paper pieced using some pretty papers from Joycrafts . I inlaid some of the other gaps with pearl card and glittered and glossed some other details to add some texture to an otherwise plain card. 

I hope you will find time to join us with your makes, you'll be most welcome and don't forget to tell us why you have made your choice.

I'd like to join in at these challenges

Pennys paper-crafty challenge #280 - Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations #50 - Anything Goes
Creative Ladybirds Creations #16 - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #314 - Anything Goes

Keep Crafting!! xx