Monday 29 May 2017

Snuggly Bears with The Cuties at Christmas

Hello friends. First I must apologise if I haven't been to visit you lately...nothing major,  just holiday cover at work and family. Still with the horrors of last week I really don't suppose my woes are very important....get things in perspective Sarah!!

Anyway, it's Christmas with the Cutie Pies time  again and we would love to see your
Cute Snuggly Bears. Here is mine with his little mate!!

I made an 8x8 card this time to accommodate the Dovecraft  papers and the larger than average stamp from Hobby Art, Winter Bears Set. I tried out my (Subscription free gift) Chameleon word,  they are different!! I haven't had the chance to practice very much yet, but I am sure when I get the hang of them they will get far more use. I do hope most of you here in the UK will get to enjoy our Spring Bank Holiday. The trouble is we won't have a clue what day it is for the rest of the week!!

Hope you will find time to join in here.

See you soon xx

Some challenges

Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes
Addicted to stamps  #149 - Animals
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Hats and/or scarves

Thursday 25 May 2017

Birthday Cake

Hello friends I am here today with a cute CAS card from

She is called Birthday Cake and who wouldn't love one that size?!!

She was coloured with Promarkers and the pile of pressies are various Doodlebug papers. The message is from a Purple Onion set that was a gift from a crafty buddy.

You might like to know that there is a DT call for both the Sasayaki Glitter Inspiration Team and Challenge Blog. If you have time to make a couple of extra cards a month then please consider entering the call, believe me, they are a great group of ladies to work with!! All the details are here.

 Before I go I must bore you with a snap or two from our visit to Lyme Regis last weekend. Meryl Streep was seen there in 1982 windswept along the cobb  in the French Lieutenant's Woman!!
The weather wasn't great but the black cherry ice cream was delish!!

See you soon xx

Some Challenges

Cute Card Thursday #479 - CAS
Crafty Gals Corner #124 - 2+ patterned papers
I Love Promarkers #335 - Girls Birthday
Pennys paper-crafty challenge #330 - Anything Goes

Thursday 18 May 2017

AYLI DT Favourite skin or fur colours

Helloooo!! I love it when it's time to share a DT piece for


because it means that Martin's weekend off is coming up...yay!! I think we are off to Lyme Regis this time, there is always the guarantee of a great ice cream there!! 
For now though, there is the guarantee of a great challenge and this fortnight it is to share a project showcasing your favourite colours for skin or fur. As always, it is necessary to tell us what you have chosen and why.

Our sponsor is 

so I had to use an image from Winnie's Spring Collection and here it is. 

On this occasion I used my Promarkers to colour her in to match the papers. My default skin colours are, Apricot, Oatmeal, Blush and Baby Pink which, together,  always give a fantastic result and go, pretty much, with cool and warm paper colours. The border is a Spellbinders die and the little tags are Mama Elephant with the Mini Messages stamp set and some seam binding ribbon to finish off.  Hope you will have time to join in this time.

See you soon xx

Some challenges

Passion for Promarkers #395 - Tag it
Whimsie  Doodles May - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl -  May card challenge
Creative Inspirations #275 - Anything Goes 

Monday 15 May 2017

Ribbon and Rubber at The Cutie Pies

Hello folks, hope you are ready to face the week following a lovely weekend!!
We have been lucky with the weather so I managed to mow the lawn and spend some time in the garden. Bowie and Bumble really enjoyed attacking the mower!! Thankfully they soon got bored and  then proceeded to dig up my borders...little terrors. Still, I must forgive them as they are one year old today!!
Anyway on with the job in hand.

It's time for some mid challenge inspiration Cutie Pie style!! Our current challenge is 
Ribbon and Rubber.

Here is what I made

My Presscut stepper die had an airing and the grand opening of several  more packets took place for the stamp set and other dies (oops...Love Cynthia, Sue Wilson Spring Foliage and Elizabeth Craft ). The papers came out of my scrap box and I found a piece of seam binding that matched perfectly, although it doesn't look that way at all in the photograph!!

I do hope that you will join us, if you haven't already, there is still time!!

Until next time xx

Some challenges

Di's digi designs - Fold it fancy
Crafty Calendar  - Flowers
Cute card Thursday #477 - Dies and punches
Little Miss Muffet #162 - Anything Goes 

Thursday 11 May 2017


Hello my lovely blogging buddies. Not quite sure where the last week has gone as I intended to share a few more cards but hey ho, I am here now!! 

This is Leila from Sasayaki Glitter

She was coloured with Promarkers. the die and stamp are from a Taylored Expressions set and the chevrons were done with texture paste from Lidl using the free stencil that came with Making Cards Magazine. I really enjoyed making this card and have decided not to shy away from white space quite so much!!

Hope you have a good weekend when you get there xx

Some Challenges

Digi Choosday #19 - Anything goes 
Crafting when we can #143 - Clean and simple

Thursday 4 May 2017

AYLI Favourite Die

It's a special day today, a new challenge at As You Like It and my Aunty San's 70th Birthday, she sometimes visits here

So, Happy Birthday Aunty San!!!!

The new theme is Your Favourite Die and I have no doubt about that (apart from the circles that I use all the time) my "go to" dies are Spellbinders Floral Ovals and Elegant Ovals. They add a touch of pretty without too much fuss, which I like!!

My DT card is the one that I sent her and I had a fancy for making a twist and pop card and followed a tutorial. It was far easier than I expected and this was my first attempt...result!!

The cake and numbers were free with crafting magazines

as were the sentiments that fit perfectly on the oval mats inside, hope she likes it!!

Thank you for your visit today and continued comments, they are much appreciated.

Some challenges

Unicorn Challenge #21 - Special  Occasion
In the pink #118 - Birthday
Fab 'n' Funky #349 - Lovely Ladies
The Crafty Addicts #36 - Anything goes/Use die cuts

Monday 1 May 2017

Coffee and Friends

Me again...I have actually managed to grab some time to myself and make some cards just for fun, so, inspired by some current challenges I came up with this.

It was the first time I had inked this sweet stamp by Your Next Stamp and, as usual, I coloured her up to match the papers that came from The Works ( as well as a few other pads actually!!)

I used SN Illustrator pens to colour her and am pleased to say I am getting the hang of them. I also broke the mould and tried blonde hair which I am really pleased with. The embossed panel was supposed to be a panel with texture paste but the colour was wrong so I improvised and used a Leoni folder instead. I will save the paste panel for another project!!

The rain has gone so today I am going to spend some time in the garden, the weeds on the patio will be easier to deal with now the ground is damp!! No riding for me as poor Surprise is lame at the moment and having a week in bed so I can use the time doing something productive!!

Whatever you are doing, I hope it's a good one xx

I was inspired by these challenges

Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Allsorts #413 - Embossing
A Gem Of A Challenge #193 - Embossing wet or dry
Creatalicious challenges #114 - Anything Goes +/- Mothers Day or for the girls