Thursday 30 November 2017

AYLI Favourite Animal

Hello crafters. I am hosting today over at

and the theme couldn't be more perfect for me as it's

Favourite AnimalπŸ΄πŸ•πŸˆ

Now, those of you that have known me for a while will know that my animals play a major role in my life, to the detriment of my crafty time actually!! It would be unfair for me to pick a favourite as I love them all equally so I have made something showcasing the other loves in my life horses/donkeys, dogs and cats!! 

Looking forward to seeing what you make!!

See you soon xx

Some Challenges

Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Monday 27 November 2017

Santa Claus is coming to town

Hello and I hope this week will be a good one for you. I can hardly believe that it is time for another challenge at 

and this challenge marks our twelfth, we have been creating cute Christmasness or Christmas cuteness (!!) for a whole did that happen?

Anyway it won't be long until the fella in red will be visiting so this time the theme is

Santa Claus is coming to town.πŸŽ… 

Now, I tend to steer clear of Father Christmas images and stamps as I find some of them a bit creepy looking. However, I found a lovely decoupage sheet from Craft Creations that I just had to use and then remembered that I had bought a cute Father Christmas stamp and die from Swedish House Crafts, so I have two cards to share!!

I wanted the stamp to tell the story on this one so kept it quite plain. The sweet paper is from Doodlebug Designs Milk and cute.

I love the idea of Father Christmas ice skating!! The Crafters Companion embossing folder made for a perfect back drop and the sentiment is, of course, a much used Christmas stamp set from  LOTV.

It would be lovely to see you and your Santa creations so hope you will have a minute or two to join us.

Well, that's me for today but I will be back later in the week, so see you then xx

Some challenges

Allsorts #443 - Inspired by a Christmas Carol or song
( Santa Clause is coming to town)

Thursday 23 November 2017

Teddy and Bees

Hello my lovely blogging buddies. It seems I am always here on a Thursday these days and today is to share a sweet little guy from Sasayaki Glitter, Teddy and Bees.

I coloured him to match the pretty papers and added a little bit of cotton lace. As luck should have it I also found a cute little button in the shape of a bee that I "operated" on to remove the shank!!

It won't be quite so long until I see you again as I have another DT date on Monday!!

Thank you for your anniversary wishes. We had a lovely week and it was awfully hard to go back to work on Monday, however, two minutes in the door and  it was like I had never been away!!

Have a good weekend when you get there xx

Thursday 16 November 2017


Hello folks. I hope you are having a good week and looking forward to the weekend. We are on Annual Leave this week which has been lovely. A visit to see my Mum on Monday, Weymouth on Tuesday, yesterday was our Wedding Anniversary...31 years 
( I married very  young!! ) Today we are going wherever the fancy takes us after our 3+ mile morning walk of course!!

Anyway, the reason for my post is to encourage you to join us at

where our theme is Your favourite Christmas colour combination.

Being a traditionalist at heart I tend to favour holly green and berry red or combinations thereof. I used a design sheet from our sponsor, Polkadoodles.

This image came from Winnie's Winterland cd.

I hope you will find time to join us and,  in doing so, add to your pile of festive makes.  I really must get a wriggle on myself,  as my pile is looking decidedly small, despite being a DT member for Christmas with the Cutie Pies!! 

Anyway, that is all for now folks. See you soon xx

Some challenges

Crafty girls challenges - November Anything Goes/Christmas
Creatalicious Challenges #127 - Anything Goes 
Digi Choosday week #46 - Anything Goes 
A gem of a challenge #207 - Buttons and/or ribbon

Monday 13 November 2017

Bear Hugs

Helloooo!! It's time for another challenge at

So, the intention was to use a rather cute digi image from my stash but unfortunately I talked myself into pre-ordering  one of the latest releases from Stamping Bella so I just had to use that instead!! 

Now tell me that's not cute!!

I coloured them with Promarkers to match the scrummy papers from  Doodlebug Designs (Milk and cookies). My new (longed for) Tattered lace dies got their first airing too which was exciting!! I just think crafting is fab, in that so much pleasure can be gained by some paper, metal and a bit of rubber!! Designer shoes and handbags? Not for me!! Actually it's more like horse shoes and rugs!!

Anyway, you have a few weeks to dig out your bear stamps, papers, toppers or dies and join the Cuties...look forward to seeing what you make!!

See you later in the week with more Christmas!! xx

Some challenges

Christmas Card Challenges #25
Crafty Friends #70 - Christmas
Craft Rocket #43 - Christmas is coming
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #8
Crafty Animals #8

Thursday 9 November 2017

Baby Elly's Birthday

Hello friends. I hope this week has been a good one for you. I have had a long awaited "normal" week at work so it has been nice to be able to ride, dog walking and do my household activities at a leisurely pace rather than the breakneck speed that has been needed for the past few won't last though for sure!! I even managed to squeeze in a bit of DT work which was a bonus!!

Here is one of those cards for my inspiration post at 

Sasayaki Glitter and this little cutie is Baby Elly

I coloured her with Promarkers and the papers were in my bits and pieces box,  possibly Simple Stories. 

Just have a look at Mollie dressed as a pumpkin for Halloween!! 

See you the other side of the weekend with a bit of cuteness xx

Thursday 2 November 2017

It's Christmas for me at AYLI!!

Happy Thursday blogland peeps. I have a bit of DT inspiration today for the new challenge at

We would love you to share your favourite type of card, Christmas or non-Christmas

I am so behind with my Christmas cards this year so it had to be a festive card. I have so many unused stamps that I bought last year that it is also the perfect opportunity to ink them up too!!

This little bunny is one of them. I won a spend at The Cat's Pajamas after leaving a comment on my lovely blog buddy Brenda's blog and chose this set Bunny Christmas. I love these guys and have quite a few of them now. It is a much smaller card than I would usually make being only a 4 inch square. The papers were a little scrap and bunny was coloured with Promarkers. Being  Christmas there is obviously a dusting of glitter too!!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you will play along. It's pretty much a free for all!!

See you soon xx

I love Promarkers #346 - Show us some sparkle
The holly and ivy #18 - Always anything goes
Jingle belles - Not a creature was stirring