Monday 23 November 2020

Feature a Creature!!

 Hello to you all. Back to the grindsstone for me today after a lovely week at home. 

What better way to kick off the week than with a cute Christmas card for our lovely new challenge at

it's a good one too...Feature a's mine...a gorgeous piggy!!

I found the perfect paper in my stash (it's from Craftwork Cards) and coloured the image (from our Sponsor)  with Promarkers. I chopped the doily in half as I didn't want to cover up the pudding paper too much. I was a bit unsure but I actually think it works. I added stickles galore and layered the die cut sentiment from Creative Expressions.

Thank you for your visit and messages of encouragement. It means a lot, during these still uncertain times, that the crafty community continues to support each other with our comments and visits.

See you when I do!! Take Care everyone xx

Thursday 19 November 2020

Snowman or Penguin

 Hello friends, I hope today finds you safe and well. Typical that I choose to take annual leave during Lockdown 2.0 but never mind, the weather has been relatively kind and the idea of going shopping takes excitement to another level!! 

So, it's time for a new challenge at 

and we are getting the Christmas spirit with our theme

Snowman or Penguin?

The kid in me would still love a white Christmas, actual snow on Christmas Day that is. For that reason I have chosen a snowman as my project, and a crochet one that I made up as I went along.

 He is only about three inches high and will have a loop on his head to hang him on the tree...ooooh that sounds horrid, but you know what I mean!! No wonder he is looking so sad, it is actually the lash on the yarn!! 

Have a good day whatever you are up to. It looks like it is going to be dry so the plan is to do a bit more tidying up in the garden.

Looking forward to seeing your penguins or snowmen xx

Friday 13 November 2020

Christmas Cuddle

Hope you have had a good week. I have had a busy one, work wise, staff holiday and the last Flu Clinic have taken up a fair chunk of my time and it has been outside weather too!! I am on annual leave next week , so I can live with it!! Before that though I have a sweet card to share with you in support of a new Colour Crazy Craft Challenge where it is always anything goes as long as you share a hand coloured image.

 The lovely image is Christmas Cuddle although I think she would make an equally lovely Winter Birthday card.

I used another of those pesky paper pads that invaded my basket in The Works and coloured her, with Promarkers, to match. 

You can see a little better on this one that I stickled her and the cat and even gave my very old liquid pearls an airing!! 

I am well and truly getting into the Christmas spirit, my gift shopping is almost finished, I made my Christmas cake last weekend and have even watched Miracle on 34th Street!! I haven't made a final decision on gifts for my colleagues just yet but am leaning towards sock snowmen so might just make a start this weekend and see how that goes. If it works I will let you have a look!!

I will leave you with the colours of Dorset.

Have a good weekend and keep well xx

Monday 9 November 2020


 Happy Monday everyone. Hope that you had a good weekend. After a couple of frosty days last week we had a balmy weekend and managed to get the garden tidied up again as well as our walks.

At The Cutie Pie Challenge this time we would love to see buttons added to your cute card. I took a break from Christmas projects and made this...

Our sponsor is Polkadoodles and I chose an adorable pre-coloured image this time. As well as hoarding paper and ribbon I also have a rather large collection of buttons so it was a cinch finding some that colour matched the image. They were threaded with wax cotton. The sentiment is from an LOTV set.

That is all from me for today. See you soon xx

Thursday 5 November 2020

His or Hers

 Hello friends. Hope Thursday finds you well whether, like me you are on the cusp of Lockdown #2 or waking up to the possibility of a new President!! Whatever is going on where you are in the world I hope that you will be inspired by my little DT card for the new challenge starting at 

The theme is His or Hers.

I really was going to challenge myself and make a card for a fella but made the decision to stay true to myself and make what I love most, a girlie card. It also meant that I could delve into paper mountain and get some inspiration. I ended up choosing a lovely pad from Craftwork Cards as a backdrop for this adorable image from Lili of the valley She and her pooch were coloured with my Promarkers and the icing on the cake was glittered a bit.

Take care everyone and I hope that you will find the time to join us. 

See you soon xx