Friday 29 December 2017

Merry Christmas To You

Hello my friends, me again, I am rather enjoying a one day week and with New Year on  Monday it will be a one day week next week too...yay!!

 I have a rather grown up card to share today. One of my regular customers likes a more traditional card for his Wife so I had a mooch at Pinterest, as you do, and found plenty using die cuts. So I raided my rather massive stash and came up with this.

Looking at it now...I should perhaps have added more  white foliage for symmetry, but never mind.  I gave my Spellbinders poinsettia dies a rest this year and used a Marianne die set for a change, the embossed detail really came out well on the pearl board.

This card will suit the current Allsorts Challenge, Seasonal Flowers, so I am off to link up there.

I hope you have a good weekend. I am looking forward to Martin being home as he worked last weekend and over Christmas so is due a bit of down time. Nothing special planned so we will just go with the flow!!

See you soon xx

Thursday 28 December 2017

Lady Bell loves coffee

Hello everyone.

 I hope you are all well and had a happy Christmas. We enjoyed having the family here and our Granddaughters Mollie had some lovely presents for her first Christmas.
Anyway, I am here to share  little bit of inspiration for 

I am ashamed to say it is a week late....ooops!! I am sure that as it's the season of goodwill that I will be forgiven though.

As a coffee drinker, I absolutely love this image, such fun! She was coloured with Promarkers to match the brilliant paper that I found in my scrap box and my frilly frame die was put to use again, I think I have made more use of this die set than any other in my massive  modest collection!!

While I am here I would like to wish you and your loved knes
Good health and happiness in 2018.

Thank you for your continued support, it is much appreciated xx

Some challenges

Crafty Gals Corner #155 - Anything Goes 
I love Promarkers #349 - Anything Goes

Monday 18 December 2017

Sasayaki Glitter Christmas Morning

Hello lovely peeps. Only a week to go until the big day and I hope your preparations are under way.I thought I had everything under control until I had a shock on Saturday to discover half my Christmas cards (that I thought I had posted last week) had slid off the passenger seat and into the pocket in the car door....doh!! At least there is still time for them to arrive safely.

Anyway, less of my woes. It is time for more new releases at Sasayaki Glitter today and I just could not resist this little image. It is called Christmas Morning and takes me right back to the boys dragging their Christmas sacks into our bedroom to open the contents!!

It was really quick to make. I coloured her with Promarkers. Die cut Merry Christmas and the snowflake and added a length of ribbon and a bow to do is it off. Simples !!

All being well I shall be back later in the week.

 Until then...take care xx

Some challenges

Crafty Calendar - It's Christmas
 Dis digis- Holiday Gifts
Fussy and fancy #202 - Christmas
Sweet Stampin - Last minute Christmas/CAS

Thursday 14 December 2017

AYLI #120 Bag or Box

Hello, hello wherever you are!! 

I have something a little different today for the new challenge over at

We challenge you to share your favourite bag or box.

I have chosen a box on this occasion, simply because I saw something similar on Pinterest and just had to have a go. This was actually my first attempt so I was mighty pleased that it turned out so well. You can find the instructions here. I used a holly mask and Glitter Kiss for the little square panels on the box.  It was great to get messy!!

I liked it so much that I have made seven of them to to hold little festive gifts for my work colleagues!!

It would be lovely if you could join us xx

Monday 11 December 2017

Stars and Snowflakes

Welcome to a new week and a new challenge at

The theme is Stars and/or Snowflakes. I made use of one of my Julie Loves kits from Craftwork Cards. I love this colour palette!! The digi image is an old one from Paper Nest Dolls, one of our sponsors.

As you can see, a really simple card.

I hope that you will manage to snatch a minute or two, during this busy time of year, to join us. We can't promise mince pies and mulled wine but a warm welcome is always available!!

See you soon friends xx

Some challenges

Dragonfly dreams - Non traditional Christmas colours
Addicted to stamps #159 - Seasons Greetings
Come and get it challenge - Christmas
Pink gem designs #209 - Anything Goes Christmas

Saturday 9 December 2017

Winter Dan

Hello everyone.  I can't believe that it has been over a week since I posted anything...where has that time gone?!!

 I was looking through my digi folders and found Winter Dan from Digistamp Boutique so thought I would have a play.

I bought the papers in Hobby Craft last year as I rather liked the unusual colour way which seems to suit a male flavour card perfectly!! He was coloured with Promarkers. The plywood snowflake was in my stash and a perfect colour match too. My Go Kreate frilly dies made the base.

Looks like we may be getting some snow here in the UK over the next few days, not sure how I feel about that when there is so much Christmas prep still to do!! It's  jolly  nice to look at, as long as you don't have to leave the house!!

Anyway, I am waffling. I will be back on Monday with  little bit of Cutie Pie goodness!!

 Until then stay safe, whatever the weather.

Some challenges

Digital Boutique December Competition 
Kitty Bee Designs #109 - Anything Goes +/- Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes
I love Promarkers #348 - Autumn/Winter
Passion for Promarkers #424 - Mega Christmas Challenge, Add a sentiment