Thursday 20 December 2018

AYLI Stencils

Happy Thursday everyone!!

I have my As You Like It Challenge piece today and, I don't mind admitting, it was a bit of a head scratcher when I saw the theme...Stencil (See further down this post!!) Then I remembered that when The Craft Barn closed I took advantage of the huge discounts and had a spend on things that would stretch my imagination a little. Among those purchases was a Tim Holtz Poinsettia layered stencil, so armed with that and some distress inks I did this....

...and although I say so myself, I think it's a pretty good effort from a cute image, alcohol marker obsessed crafter!!

EDIT...When I came to post my card I realized that the theme is now Anything Goes
and what a right twit I feel!! I blame it on too much Christmas spirit ( that would be the gin then!!)

I hope that you will join in!!

I am unlikely to post again before Christmas so while I am here I would like to thank each and every one of you for your continued visits, support and lovely comments over the past year. I know blogging is not quite so popular as it was, due to the other platforms available, but it's still a community that I enjoy very much and will continue to do so as long as you are there to share it with me. All that remains is for me to wish you all a Peaceful and Happy Christmas and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

See you on the other side of the festivities!! xx

Monday 17 December 2018

Carols or Songs

This time next week it will be Christmas about that!!? I shouldn't be surprised really, it is the same date every year!!

Anyhow I am here to share my last DT piece of the year for

we would love to see your cute cards featuring a Christmas Carol or Song

Here is mine...and the song is obvious!!

I made a dozen of these, for my work colleagues, using digi sheets and backing paper from The Lovely Studio and coloured them with Promarkers and glittered them too.

Hope you will manage to grab some time in between Christmas prep to join us!!

Well, Weymouth on Saturday was very very wet!! Storm Deidre was at her most ferocious and we got blown around and a tad wet!! We did, however, have no issue parking and the shops were pleasantly quiet!! When we left at midday though the queue into the town was miles long so we were thankful that we went every cloud and all that!!

I hope this week will be good to you.

See you soon xx

Friday 14 December 2018

GDT Colour Crazy Challenge - Baby Deer

Hello everyone.

I have another Christmas card to share today. This time for

Colour Crazy Craft Challenge

Let me introduce Baby Deer...isn't she adorable?!

Coloured, as usual, with my Promarkers and this time I inked a stamped background panel with versamark ink and brushed very old Imagination Crafts shimmer powder over the top. For a little dimension I raised the image on foam pads in front of it.

I hope you have something nice planned for the weekend. We intend to go to Weymouth and have a wander around the town and a walk along the beach, although the weather forecast looks pretty ghastly at the moment...fingers crossed!!

Bye for now xx

Some challenges

Christmas at Sweet stampin' - December challenge
Double D Challenge - Run run rudolph

Monday 10 December 2018

Sparkle with The Cutie Pies

Hello peeps!! Hope you are well and getting your Christmas prep underway. If you happen to be short of a card or two why not join us at...

The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog

...although it doesn't have to be Christmas if you are really organised. must be cute though!!

We would love to see your cards with a bit of sparkle this time. Here is what I did using Forest Friends Christmas Foster an image from our sponsor...Little Miss Muffet.

I coloured this cutie with my Promarkers and used some lovely glittery cardstock, glamour dust and stickles too for some real sparkle.

I sent Martin up in the attic to get the trimmings down yesterday so my tree is now dressed and looking very twinkly in the corner. Christmas has now arrived chez Wills!!

Rightio, that is me for today. Have a good week and see you soon xx

Some Challenges

Crafty Calendar - It's Christmas time
Crafty Friends- Christmas
Animal Friends #69 - Everything Goes
Crafty Animals #21 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet #203 - Anything Goes

Thursday 6 December 2018

Christmas animals at AYLI

As another week draws to an end I am here with my DT piece for

As You Like It

Our theme is Favourite Christmas Animal.

My regular visitors will know that I love all animals so couldn't possibly pick just one favourite so I have gone with Christmas Dog, Cat and, of course, the traditional Christmas robin. The other reason is that Polkadoodles is our sponsor and it was far too cute to resist!!

As usual my image was coloured with Promarkers to match the colours on the paper. I dug out some matching green mirror board for the die cut edge and sentiment.

That's me for now. I hope you will be able to find a bit of crafty time and join in.

See you soon xx

Some challenges

Little Red Wagon #475 - Purrs & wags
Creative Inspirations December - Anything Festive Goes
The holly and ivy Christmas Challenge #42 - Anything goes
Passion for Promarkers #473 - Mega Christmas Challenge
Digi choosday week #49