Tuesday 24 December 2019

Merry Christmas!!

So the veg has been done, final presents wrapped  and I am taking a few minutes to sit quietly and send this card to my lovely blogging buddies!!

I wish you all a peaceful and happy Christmas with your loved ones, near and far, and send special thoughts and prayers for those that are sorely missed. 

Thank you for sticking with me and for your words of kindness and encouragement throughout the year. It means a lot.

See you soon xx

Thursday 19 December 2019

Favourite Die - AYLI DT

Hello everyone. Just a quick post to share my DT inspiration for

We would love to see your Favourite Die this time.

I have several in my crafty arsenal that I reach for time and time again, my Presscut Stepper Die is one of them.

One pass though the Gemini and it's done, no measuring scoring and cutting!!
Once again I have used a James rubber stamp. Coloured with markers and some pencil as he looked a bit flat. I lacquered the baubles and added sparkle to his tinsel although the photograph is "pants" photographing mirri board is a nightmare!!

That is all for now peeps, see you when I do xx

Monday 16 December 2019

Christmas with The Cutie Pies

That was a busy weekend!! We collected wreaths for our Dad's graves on Friday and then went to visit them. My Dad "made" Christmas for my sister and I when we were small and I think it is probably the time of year that I miss him the most, by now he would be playing his beloved Johnny Mathis Christmas Album on the music centre. Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas still brings a tear to my eye. Anyway I have started rambling!! 

We are having a Just for Fun Challenge at

so I took the opportunity to ink up some of the MFT Christmas Selfies that fell on my doormat earlier in the year...not sure how that happened!! Here is the first...

I really enjoyed colouring these sweet stamps and the modern look went very will with one of my paper pads, this was a Lawn Fawn one I think.

The photograph is shocking, so I am very sorry about that!!

Well, the tooth came out last week. Thankfully it had settled and hadn't given me any more pain and the dentist assured me that it was the right thing to do. Apparently I was a very good patient!!

Whatever the week has in store for you I hope it is a good one. See you soon xx

Some Challenges

Make My Monday #111 - Anything Christmas
Try it on Tuesday - Christmas is coming
Creative Moments #182 - Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers #523 - Mega Christmas Challenge

Monday 9 December 2019

Christmas Cuties

Hello and welcome. 

Today is the start of a new challenge at

and unsurprisingly it is Christmas Cuties!!

Here is my card using another of my LOTV rubber stamps...I really should use them more often. Perhaps that should be my New Year Resolution!!

This card came about as the result of a Christmas card swap on the We Love Lili of the Valley Facebook Group. I made this for the lady I was paired with. I looked back to my early blogging days for inspiration and decided to replicate this one here

Again, I used Nitwits Collection papers this time Patchwork Christmas, slightly different to the original card but as they mix and match so beautifully, it works very time.

We are due some horrendous gales over the next day or two so I am not looking forward to that at all. Fingers crossed it will not live up to expectation...or is that just wishful thinking!?

Stay safe wherever you are in the world xx

Some challenges

Let's Craft and Create #154 - Anything goes =/- Snow
Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes
Tales From the Craft Room #11 - It's Christmas
Cardz 4 Galz #112 - Cute Christmas
Cute Card Thursday #611 - Anything Goes

Thursday 5 December 2019

CASE a DT member

Hello friends, we have something very different for you at As You Like It Challenge this time.

We want you to CASE a card by one of the Design Team...yes, we are positively encouraging copying!! Takes me back to the boys on the school bus hunched over exercise books copying work on the way to school. 

Now I love all my DT Sisters and their work but I just had to copy Annette, I have known her the longest and have watched and loved her style as it has evolved over the years. I consider myself to be very lucky and have quite a few Netty "originals" in my posession too.

So, here is her card...

and here is mine...

I used Toasty Greetings by MFT, coloured with Promarkers, I did consider (for  authentic forgery purposes!!) trying my hand at painting but came to the realisation that I will never be as good with the paintbrush as Annette so stuck with what I know!!

So, there you have it a pretty good copy I think!!

See you soon xx

Some challenges

Cardz 4 Guyz #234 - Christmas Critters
Passion for Promarkers #522 - Christmas Critters
Dream Valley Challenge #215 - Christmas

Wednesday 4 December 2019

Oh my stars...and a wreath!!

Hello friends!! So, December is marching along already and I am pleased to say that all my Christmas cards have been made so I have been industrious making little gifts for my colleagues. I started this years ago and have, so far, managed to make something different each year. 

While browsing on pinterest I came across lolly sticks projects so decided to make some hanging stars, decorated in different ways using bits and pieces that I had been "saving"!! I also discovered many, many wooden curtain rings so decided to make something with them.

This is what happened...

I painted the sticks with pearly paint, glued them together in formation and then decorated, each one a little differently. The curtain ring I crocheted using this tutorial and simply added some snowflake buttons, a bow and some red sparkly glitter domes.

They happen to be perfect for the current challenges at Allsorts #548, Christmas gifts and Fab 'n Funky are Anything but a card

I haven't shared any photos lately so this is what I have been up to...an evening out with my lovely friend Kim to an audience with  Anton du Beke...get me!!

 and some lovely crisp walks. The dogs come back with frosty legs and have to thaw out!!

That is all for now, I am back tomorrow, so see you then xx