Friday 26 November 2021

Christmas Sparkle...Snowflake

 I have a really pretty card to share today. Unusual Christmas colours but a delight to put together,

She is featuring on the DT inspiration post at

where the theme is always Anything Goes as long as your card is hand coloured.
The lovely image is available here from our Sponsor Ching-Chou Kuik.

Here is a better shot of the sparkle!!

She was coloured with Promarkers to match the pretty papers. First Edition, I think. I dug out my glitter collection and used several different colours to sparkle her up. I die cut the Joy to balance the lay out!!

It's been a bit brrrrrrrr here this week but actually very enjoyable riding and walking. We are expecting high winds again at the weekend so that's sure to blow the last of the leaves down.

Thank you for coming to visit. Have a good weekend xx

Monday 22 November 2021

A "Special" Cutie Christmas card

 Hello everyone. Another christmas card today but before that I want to thank you for continuing to visit me despite my absence of late. The time thief has been pretty active and the days are just whooshing taking my good intentions with them. I promise to try harder!!

As Christmas is only a month away the Cutie Pies thought it was time for those "special" cards to be shared in our Meet me under the Mistletoe Challenge. 

The lovely Crafty Sunflower, Liz, shares some lovely card shapes so I followed  her footsteps to Nifty Noodles where there is inspiration galore and made this.

Front or back

Back or front!!

It looks impressive but was ever so easy to make and it also goes flat for posting so win, win!! The adorable images are a new Nitwits FQB Gnome For Christmas Collection that I sized to fit the squares. I'm not sure which "Special" person is going to be opening this so I've left a couple of blank squares to add a name.

Thak you for stopping by. I think I am back later in the week so see you then xx

Thursday 18 November 2021

Stencils or Dies?

 Hello friends. How are you all? Well I hope. A sore throat here at the moment but my regular testing for work shows negative for Covid so that's okay with me!!

This time we are asking you to share your favourite between stencils and dies at

As You Like It Challenge

It's dies, all the way, for me and while rifling through my stash was surprised how many I have accumulated over the years. I remember the excitement of managing to get hold of my first MFT Fish tail banner die set and using them with my little pink limited edition cuttlebug!! 

So this is what I did, using a favourite set and a freebie...

probably my favourite die set for Christmas as it makes such a beautiful shaped card too and the snowflake detail is glorious. A magazine freebie fit perfectly in the centre. I used two shades of blue card for this, one pearl and one mirri. The sky looked a little flat so I added some stardust stickles.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with and I am fairly confident it could be neck and neck this time as as stencils and inks seem to be more popular currently.

See you soon xx 

Monday 8 November 2021

A Loaded Pocket

 Hello everyone. I am super excited to share my make with you today which is is my DT piece for

It's an Anything Goes Challenge this time with the option of Anything But a Card. 

I have been doing a bit of junk journal making and have been intrigued by
 "Loaded Pockets" so I did this...

I used the cute pre-coloured Holly Hedgehog from our sponsor, Polkadoodles, and a tutorial from Septeria 18 here  (honestly I can lose hours watching her making fabulous paper creations). The pocket itself uses only one piece of 6x6 paper (of which I have loads and settled on a very old My Minds Eye pad) then using papers from the same collection made a little note book, adorned with a tassel, a windmill and some tags. I fancied up some tiny pegs, and in doing so managed to pop the springs off of both so that caused a bit of swearing I can tell you!! There is also a heavy acetate tag around which I wrapped several lengths of co-ordinating washi tape. Oh and I finished the edge with some red pom pom trim that I found. LOVED making this and hope you will be inspired enough to take part over at 
The Cutie Pies challenge blog.

That's all for now, I hope that you are all keeping well.

Toodle pip for now xx

Thursday 4 November 2021

AYLI - Circle embellishments

Hello my crafty friends. Hope this Thursday finds you well wherever you are in the world. 

I have a sweet Christmas card to share with you today to encourage you to join in with the new challenge at

where we are thinking about embellishments, round ones in particular, and why you choose to adorn your cards with them.

As I have said lots of times I am always mindful of flatness for posting so my "go to" round/circle embellishments are clear gems. They add a little bit of sparkle but do not add bulk to a card. They are also incredibly easy to colour with alcohol markers to match any papers. On this occasion I just left them clear.

The adorable LOTV digi image was coloured with Promarkers and I used silver mirri card and a pale blue satin mirri card for layers. A squeeze of stardust stickles was added for the snow and fur!!

Thank you for dropping in and we look forward to seeing your favourite circle embellishments.

See you soon xx