Monday 30 October 2017

Cutie Christmas Tags

Hello everyone. Not sure where the last month has gone but it looks as though it's time for a new challenge at

The theme this time is tags. I made a large one to decorate the front of my card.

I used more of my Crafters Companion Christmas stash for this one.  Red Nose Reindeer from the Cute Christmas range. The layer beneath the tag was embossed with Contemporary Folk from the Scandinavian Christmas range. The card stock that I embossed was actually the packaging from the folder, so a freebie!!  The sparkle came from a couple of bottles of Nuvo Drops, White Blizzard and Ruby Slippers.

I hope you will manage to find some time to play along, just remember that your Christmas creation needs to feature a tag and be cute!!

There are a few challenges that will suit this card so I am off to link up.

I hope this week will be kind to you xx

Allsorts Challenge #439 - Christmas Creatures

Thursday 26 October 2017

Birthday teddy

Hello lovely people. Two posts in a week?.....I know, and it's fab to have your company again!! I have a couple of cute bears to share with you. The first is 

I really enjoyed making this card, in fact I am enjoying crafting again, full stop!! I used green for a change and raided my ribbon stash for something a bit different. The spots were perfect as inspiration  for the additional colours.

Here is bear number two. I can't find the link for the pattern unfortunately!!

 A friend's daughter has just given birth to a long awaited baby boy, Harrison Jack and I made this comforter for him. I decided to use bright colours that wouldn't show the dirt too much, assuming that one day Harrison will be dragging this around after him!! Declan sucked his thumb when he was small so never had a comfort blanket. Connor, on the other hand, favoured a brushed cotton pillowcase called "moocher" that got smaller and smaller with wear!! 

Well, that is me for today. Not sure what is in the pipeline, card wise, so I will see you when I do. Have a lovely weekend when you get there xx

Some challenges

Crafty Creations #353 - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #146 - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - October Use any image

Monday 23 October 2017

Two's Company

Hello friends. I hope that you had a good weekend. It was Hubby's weekend off so we walked a lot, did a bit of repair work on Surprise's stable and ate out on Sunday which was a treat. It was nice to spend some quality time together outside of our hectic routines which seems to be commonplace these days!!

Anyway, I have a little card to share with you. It took me a week to complete but I was determined to play along with some challenges, particularly one inspired by
A Gem Of A Challenge,  which is currently spots and/or stripes.

The sweet image is one of Lili of the valley's digital images called Two's Company. I found the papers in my stash, they are double sided card stock that, I believe, were by  Creative Expressions many years ago. Lilac and purple shades are not ones that I regularly use but I became reacquainted with said colours when Bowie  chewed  got hold of my Promarkers colour chart and I had to download and re-colour another...thanks Bowie!! I think I shall be using them more often now!!

Thank you for stopping by. I hope the coming week will be a good one xx

Some other challenges

Thursday 19 October 2017

AYLI People or Animals?

Hello everyone, I can't believe it's been a week since I have posted here.
Anyway, it's time for the every other Thursday dilemma for you.

People or Animals is the theme at 

Now, this was a tough one for me but after having a bit of a count, it seems that people are my favourite thing to colour. I like to have a play with my alcohol markers with different skin tones. That said, I still go back to using the same old three!!

I used Fairy Emma with Unicorn from our sponsor Paper Nest Dolls

She was coloured with Promarker pens. The backing paper is from another of the Craftwork Cards Subscription kits. To finish off I used a sentiment stamp from a Mama Elephant set.

Thank you for visiting me. I am not sure if I am going to be able to return the favour any time soon. I am at screaming point with work as our new member of staff has now resigned after only a couple of weeks so we are back to square one!! Hey ho...onwards and upwards!!

Until next time xx

Thursday 12 October 2017

Meg and Big Red

Hello my lovely crafty buddies. Hope you have had a good week and have a nice weekend to look forward to.

It's my turn to share some inspiration for

and this time it is in the shape of Meg and Big Red, only I have changed her into a grey chicken to blend with the MME papers!! 

I have some new papers on the way so thought I had better try and use some of my older pads!! Between you and me, in the highly unlikely event that I live to be 200 years old, I won't even scratch the surface!! Anyhow,  she was coloured with Promarkers and I embossed the panel with a folder that came free with a magazine, back in the summer, to add some texture. The organza ribbon  was a perfect colour match for the mustard shade, and is lovely and soft so will squash quite nicely into an envelope for posting.

Thank you for your visit today xx

Some challenges

Creative Moments #128 - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday wk #41 - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers #416 - Embossing

Monday 9 October 2017

Think Pink with The Cutie Pies

I have a little bit of pinkness to share today. It is to inspire you to join us at

for our October challenge which is

Think Pink

I am sharing a card that I made, in all its pink gorgeousness, for a friend.

I used a cute LOTV rubber stamp, coloured with Promarkers, and Maja Design papers. I recently won a spend at Wild Orchid Crafts ( thank you again Sue xx) so made use of some of my newly acquired floral goodies to decorate this pretty card.

Hope to see you and your Cute Pink creations here.

Hope there is a good week in store for you. I will, hopefully, see you later in the week.

Some challenges

Creative Craft Cottage #97 - Pink for breasts cancer awareness
Craft Rocket #42 - Birthday or pretty pinks
Crafting with dragonflies #91 - Pinktober

Thursday 5 October 2017

Flowers or Ribbon

Hello bloggers. Hope everyone is happy and well. Nearly the weekend again so I am very happy!! I am sorry that I still haven't been a regular visitor. I am fed up with bleating about work but it's been relentless...I am hoping to finish with holiday and sickness cover some time in December!! I am missing so much time with my loved ones,  two and four legged and you guys too!!

Anyway today's offering is for the new challenge at 

where we are eager to see your projects with ribbon or flowers...and don't forget to tell us why.

Normally I don't use either on my projects as I am a paper pad fanatic and like to let the papers do the talking!! However I have a chest of drawers full of ribbons  so had a rummage to find something to trim this snow globe. The stripe ribbon was in a bundle that I won from Crafty Ribbons and the bobble trim was lurking in the "red drawer" and seemed perfect!! 

The background was quite technical for me!!  I admired a background that Inky Fingers Carol demonstrated here and decided to have a go ( having first purchased some drawing gum!!). Mind you my snowflakes look rather large so I must perfect my technique further I think!! There is also a lovely shimmer, as I unearthed my Twinkling H2o's as well so that was fun!! The penguin is a die cut chappy from Crafters Companion as was the snow globe actually. 

Anyway I have rambled quite enough!! Hope you will join in!!

See you soon xx

Some challenges

ABC Christmas - Use for unlimited
The Merry Christmas Challenge #37 - Anything Christmas
Crafty Creations #351 - Anything Goes