Wednesday 28 April 2021


 Well, having no broadband was a stressful affair!! Two engineers later and we are back up and running. Our line goes through some trees and they had worn through the cable over the years apparently!! 

A couple of challenges caught my eye at the weekend and as I deserve a bit of crafty time I have just made this...

I bought this Stamping Bella beauty some time ago and have lost count of the times I got her out of the packet and promptly put her away because I didn't think I could do her justice. I conquered my fear and coloured her up with my Promarkers using the packaging as a guide. She looks just right with the simple dots I think.

We finally had some rain in the night and the temperatures look to be rising so fingers crossed we can dodge the showers over the weekend and get a few jobs done. Some grass seed needs to go in and I have seedlings in the greenhouse that need potting on.  

Thank you for stopping by and see you soon xx

These challenges inspired me

Little Red Wagon #599 - Smell the roses

Allsorts #621 - Any three colours of the rainbow (red, green and blue)

I love Promarkers #434 - AG +/- Girly

Passion for markers #589 - Sentimental

Monday 26 April 2021

Stocking fillers

Hello everyone. It is a miracle I am here as our broadband is supposed to be broken and I expected to have to sit this one out. Lady Luck must be smiling on me!!

This card is for Christmas with The Cutie Pies


Join us if you can. See you soon xx

Thursday 22 April 2021

Spring or Summer

 Hello everyone. Apologies for being a bad blogger but time just seems to be running away with me at the moment with one thing or other. I seem to blink and another week has gone by and I haven't paid you a visit...sorry.

Anyway, I am here today with a pretty summery card to support the new challenge over at

where we are asking whether you are a fan of Spring or Summer.

To be picky I am happiest in early summer when the world outside my window is looking fresh and colourful and the grass is still vibrant green (not so much this year though with no April showers!!). Although the days are warm and the mornings and nights lovely and light it is still also cool enough to get a good nights' sleep without over heating...or is that just me and my own personal central heating at the moment!!

We look forward to seeing what you decide to share with us.

Fingers crossed I will get chance to pay you a visit soon. Until then take care xx

Monday 12 April 2021

Raining Cats & Dogs Cutie Pie style

 Hello, hello. Hope you are all doing okay. This is such an exciting week for me, and I bet I am not alone ladies...I have an appointment for a haircut on Thursday, long overdue. I have had a little hack at it myself and even had Martin trim the back for me!! I can't wait!! Aside from that we won't be rushing to the shops just yet. 

Anyway, it's Raining Cats and Dogs at The Cutie Pie Challenge so I am here to share my cute card and to encourage you to play along.

I had a lovely time going through my rubber stamps and actually found quite a few cats and dogs and eventually decided upon this Crafters Companion cutie.

I am a big fan of Jules' sketches and couldn't wait to try out one of her new rectangle designs here. I used #1 and turned it on its side. Thank you for sharing these!! I wanted an eyecatching colour combo so went with a shocking pink check paper from Your Next Stamp and a navy spot from Bo Bunny. I coloured (with Promarkers) on desert storm kraft card for a change and was really delighted with the outcome. On reflection, I could have gone a bit darker with the grey pussy cat but hey ho!! 

Wishing you a happy week. See you soon xx


Thursday 8 April 2021

Kindness Matters

 Hello everyone, it's been a while hasn't it!? Nothing personal I can assure you, just a lot going on here and not enough hours in the day!! I hope you had a peaceful Easter and are all keeping well and enjoying a bit of dry weather, wherever you are in the world. 

This post is to shout about the new challenge starting at's all about Embossing or Stencils this time.

I have gone down the embossing folder route, I seem to have rather a lot of them in my stash and had a leisurely browse before making my choice for this card. They are really good for adding texture and interest to a card without adding bulk.

I chose a woven textured folder to, kind of, echo the textured appearance on the sliver of Doodlebug Designs paper. I coloured the adorable LOTV digi image with Promarkers and used the sentiment from the Grace bundle.

Looking forward to seeing what you make of this theme.

See you soon xx