Friday 29 October 2021

Merry Christmouse

 Hello All!! Hetty Clare is the sponsor at the new challenge at

where it is always anything goes just as long as you colour the image yourself.

Here is what I did with the lovely Merry Christmouse image 

As usual, Promarkers and Flexmarkers were used to colour the sweet image to match the delicate papers from, I think, Dovecraft. 

Here they are close up!!

They look like they have been on the Sherry!!

The weather forecast is atrocious for today so apart from the weekly shop I think we will be confined to barracks!! Wishing you a lovely day whatever you are up to!!

See you soon xx

Monday 25 October 2021

In the Pink!!

 Hello all, now I don't want to scare you, it being Halloween week and all, but it's only two months until Christmas Day!! What better way to add to your card pile than join us at

where we are "In the PINK". 

Here's what I did...

I made my own box card this time to accomodate some previously die cut trees and houses that were in my scraps box, crying out to be used. The pretty pink snowflake paper is from an MFT pad and little Phoebe and sentiment are from the same Your Next Stamp Hot Cocoa Phoebe Set. She was coloured with Promarkers and so were the trees, to break up the white layers. I added lots of stickles that have melted into the photograph as usual.

I hope that you had a good weekend and that you have a happy and healthy week ahead.

See you on Friday, I think xx

Sunday 24 October 2021


Happy sunday everyone. It's pretty horrid here in Dorset, grey, rainy and quite blowy so I thought I would make use of indoors time and make Mollie a Halloween card. It's not something we ever did when our Sons were small but Mollie enjoys dressing up and visiting their neighbours.

That cute image (re-discovered on a memory stick!!) is Puddle Jumpers Ghost Girl from Lori Designs. Coloured with Promarkers and glittered up a bit. I coloured the mats with the same Promarkers as the image for complete coordination. So there we are, ready to put in the post tomorrow, as first class post in these parts has been taking a week to arrive at it's destination recently.

Enjoy the rest of you weekend everyone and see you tomorrow xx

Some Challenges

I Love Promarkers #446 - Anything Goes +/- die or punch

Sweet Stampin' - All Hallow's Eve

Crafty Calendar October Challenge - Halloween

Thursday 21 October 2021

Animals or people?

An odd title I know but we like to keep you on your toes when you join in at

This time we would love to know if you prefer people or animals on your cards/projects.

For me it's animals, particularly the cute and fluffy variety, they are so much easier to colour than hair on a person. The card I am sharing is using one of my favourite critters actually, and the sentiment always makes me smile.

I used a Do Crafts (I think) pad, for this pretty pink joy fold card, so that the papers were a perfect match for my pink loving friend. The bunny was coloured with Promarkers to match.

Well it's been a rainy old week so far in Dorset, much needed but a shock to the system nonetheless!! It wasn't ideal for our first Over 65's Flu Clinic yesterday. Keeping Covid safe we had all the windows and doors open so it was a tad draughty!! 

Thank you for your company friends. See you soon xx

Monday 11 October 2021

Down on the Farm

 Well hello, hope you are all keeping well and had an enjoyable weekend. I love live theatre so couldn't pass up the opportunity to watch Connor's girlfriend, Amelia, as Elizabeth-Jane in Thomas Hardy's  Mayor of Casterbridge. My word, it was a brilliant production and a lovely trip down memory lane to revisit O'level English Literature!! 

Anyway, I am not here for that, it's all about the new challenge at

where the theme is one close to my heart...Down on the Farm.

I always get such fabulous Birthday cards from my blogging buddies and one in particular sent me a card a few years ago that I have used as my inspiration for my card. Sorry, not sorry!!

I used a Lawn Fawn die set for the card base and some really lovely Marianne Designs papers for the panels. The Whole Herd MFT stamp set was used for the cute animals that I coloured with Promarkers.

I don't have the accompanying die set so the little farm animals were fussy cut and stuck on with foam pads for a little bit of dimension. 

 I am wishing you all a good week ahead. Keep well xx

Thursday 7 October 2021

Time for AYLI

 Hello friends. Hope you are all doing okay.

I have a clock to share with you today. At As You Like It this time we would love to see your non card projects. My crafty journey started with cross stitch and since then I have tried lots of different crafts. This clock started life as a kit that was a Birthday gift. I thoroughly enjoyed the process and it's now proudly hanging on the living room wall.

Thank you for calling in and I really hope that you will make a little project and join in.

See you soon xx

Friday 1 October 2021

Agnes and her balloon

Hello all. I hope that you have had a good week. I had my Covid booster on Tuesday and, once again, managed to escape with minimal side effects, a tender upper arm but nothing more. We have had rain and lots of it which (it pains me to say) has been a blessing. We relocated some paving slabs in the garden and laid some turf so have been let off watering it in!! Not so keen on the gusty wind that's come with the rain though!! The week hasn't quite gone as planned, our broadband disappeared early on, so a planned trip to Bournemouth on Wednesday was replaced by a visit from Open Reach to fix it, necessary for Connor to work from home.

 How can it possibly be October already and heading towards the festive period. Anyway, nothing Christmassy to see here today, just a gorgeous new baby girl card.

It is my DT piece for 

where it's always Anything Goes just as long as you hand colour your card. 

My card was coloured using Spectrum Noir markers and just a snippet of MFT paper. Little Agnes from our sponsor Polkadoodles is just adorable.

Thank you for your continued visits and kind words.

See you soon xx