Thursday 25 March 2021

AYLI Spring Critters

 Welcome peeps!! So I was Christmassy on Monday and now I am celebrating SPRING!! Everywhere is bursting with new life (except my tomato seeds which is a huge disappointment!!) and the ponies and dogs are moulting so my clothing is permanently covered in hair so it must be spring!!

It is the start of the new challenge at As You Like It and we would love you to share your favourite springtime critters and give your reason too.

It is lambs for me. There is nothing like watching them jumping around the fields ( I think gamboling is the correct term) and climbing on their Mums. There are several fields full of them on our track and there are always one or two really brave lambs that will watch as I am riding towards them, they stand their ground and then as we get closer...leg it back to their Mum for a quick sup at the milk bar. So sweet!!

Here are my lambs

and in close up...

Just a cream pom pom with a cardboard face (that I appear to have stuck on back to front as I can see the pencil line!!) and some beads threaded on pipe cleaners for legs.

This adorable image is from the Polkadoodles Honeypie collection. I coloured them with Promarkers to match the very old LOTV/Nitwits paper pad Perfect Pair. As you can see I was able to actually take these photographs outside in my favourite spot...ooh it has been a long winter!!

It would be lovely if you could find time to play along.

See you soon xx

Some Challenges

Digi Choosday Week #12

Sweet Stampers #54 - Easter or Spring

Sweet Stampin' - Spring Mood Board

MAWTT #128 - Spring is Coming


Monday 22 March 2021

Christmas Cuties Spots and Snowflakes

 Hello everyone. So spring has arrived and here I am getting all Christmassy !!

It is the start of a new challenge at 

Our theme is Spots and Snowflakes and our sponsor is a new one Fred She Said. We were given a lovely array of images and I used a pre-coloured one of Emma on this one

and coloured the same image but in black and white with my Promarkers.

It has been a while since I used my Paper Boutique Snowflake die set so it was the perfect choice for this pair of cards.

Looking forward to seeing your snowy and spotty cards.

See you soon xx

Friday 19 March 2021

Frazzled Fran

 My word, don't Fridays roll around quickly? Still, as lockdown restrictions are relaxed I daresay we will soon be looking forward to weekends where we can go where we like!! for now though, I am quite happy pottering about in the garden.

Anyway, I am here to share a very sweet card that I really enjoyed colouring with my Promarkers.

 It is my DT piece  for 

where it is always anything goes just as long as your card is hand coloured...easy!!

 Again, I used the Pebbles inc. pad that was still on my desk that had a perfect teacup paper. 

Just to finish off I used a matching piece of seam binding and a dinky little paper flower on the cut out that was also in tha paper pad. It looks like the perfect card to send with another of my hugs!!

Whatever you have planned, I hope it is a good weekend for you xx

Thursday 11 March 2021

Do you die cut or fussy cut?

 Hello friends, hope this week is treating you well and that you are finding time to do some crafting.

This fortnight at 

we are interested to know whether you prefer die cutting, fussy cutting or even use an electronic machine to cut your images.

 Nine times out of ten I die cut my images using a round or square die to mount on my card blank. For this DT piece I have done just that but also paper pieced her arm chair which meant some fussy cutting. Not quite as good as Pauline but I made an effort!! 

The sweet stamp set was a Birthday present and I really enjoyed colouring it with my Promarkers. Allsorts Challenge theme this week is YELLOW, so I used that as inspiration for the colourway and the cute chicks were the starting point. Hope I have included enough of the sunshine colour!! the pretty papers are from an old Pebbles inc pad, Tealightful.

Thank you for stopping by. See you soon xx

Some Challenges

Allsorts Challenge #614 - Use yellow

Monday 8 March 2021

Cutie Pie Bunnies or Blooms

 Spring is in the air for sure. We have catkins on our hedges, daffs aplenty in our paddock, the mornings and nights are noticeably lighter and the theme at The Cutie Pie Challenge is

Bunnies or Blooms (Easter or Spring)

I have gone along the Spring route and used Flower Pot Girl from our fabulous new sponsor Hetty Clare where you can find some gorgeous designs including, wait for it, ponies!!

This is my Mum's Mothers Day Card, I followed a tutorial by Sam Calcott to make this larger stepper card using some (very old) dot embossed card and a lovely ditsy print paper from a Doodlebug Designs pad. The sweet image was coloured with Promarkers, as usual. It is 5x7 inches jn size so I will be making a matching envelope.

Looking forward to seeing your cute cards.

See you soon xx

Sunday 7 March 2021

Doing what you like, liking what you do....

Hello. I hope you have had a good weekend. The weather has been glorious here in Dorset, a couple of frosty starts but that's okay because the sunshine usually follows. I  sowed some tomato seeds and did a bit of faffing in the greenhouse yesterday and today I had an early ride while the surrounding villages were still asleep. I also managed to grab some crafty time and made this.

 I have spotted several feminine and Shabby chic challenges about so decided to steer clear of my cute stamps for a change and do something different. The stamped sentiment is from a very, very old grey rubber set from Creative Expressions. this was cut using a couple of Spellbinder oval dies that I duffed up a bit and distressed with a pink distress ink pad, that also coloured the ribbon to match. It has been quite some time since I opened my flower box so spent quite a while finding matching blooms to add to the card. Oh, the papers are Anna Marie Designs.

Thank you for your continued support and kind comments. See you next week xx

Some Challenges

Creations in Pink #31 - Anything Goes

Crafty Calendar March - Feminine

My time tocraft #452 - Make it feminine

Sweet Stampin' - Shabby Chic/distressed