Saturday 18 December 2021

VERY late to the AYLI Christmas party

 Oh my days I am so very late with my DT piece for the new challenge at

I can't even claim to have forgotten to schedule it...oh no I hadn't even written it!!  Anyway, I am here now, with my head hanging in shame, to share this...

...which features one of my favourite Christmas sentiments. I generally go for Happy Christmas or Merry Christmas which I have in various forms, rubber and acrylic stamps and also digis in many different fonts. On this occasion I used a simply print from LOTV and also their Dymo style Christmas messages too. The image was matted on silver and layered on top of some patterned papers, from The Works, I think. Regulars will probably have already seen the Challenge blog but if you haven't then please do pop over and have a look at the lovely cards my teamies have made, sharing their favourite christmas sentiment, and why. 

While I am here I just want to thank each and every one of you for your visits and comments this year. It's not been the best year for me personally, so seeing that you have visited has meant a lot, and even if I haven't had time to leave a comment please be assured that I have visited when I could.

If I don't appear ahead of the BIG DAY, I wish you all a peaceful Christmas, hopefully with your loved ones (yet to be confirmed here in the UK!!)

See you woon xx

Monday 13 December 2021

'twas the Challenge before Christmas

 Told you I would be back in a while didn't I!!? With the Cutie Pies still in mind we have brought forward our

 December challenge and the theme is a really good one. We would love you to revisit our challenges from this year and make a card to fit your favourite.

I went with the July Challenge CAS and made this little cutie...

I managed to get the lovely little peek-a-boo snowman stamp and die set and the die cut window arches last year and thought it was about time I actually used them!! The card came together remarkably quickly and all I did was added some snowy backing paper inside and some sparkly snowflakes on the front. 

That's it from me for today. See you later in the week xx

Cute and Cuddly Christmas

 Good Morning friends. I'm not sure I am liking the pace at which December is galloping along, too much to do and not enough time. Sound familiar!? Still, I did get the marzipan on my christmas cake at the weekend, managed to wrap some presents and the sloe gin has been strained and bottled so not all bad!! I hope that your preparation is going well, although who knows what Christmas is going to look like with the new Omicron variant taking hold. Anyway less of that!!

I have a card to share today to encourage you to join in at

where we are having a Cute and Cuddly Christmas. I am a huge fan of the images from our sponsor Hetty Clare and used Little Donkey 

I coloured him with Promarkers and put him in a snowglobe as I had the perfect backing paper to hand!! As usual, the silver mirror board did not photograph at all well, but you all know what it looks like!! 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you will find some time somewhere to join us.

See you in a little while!! xx

Thursday 2 December 2021

Jingle Bells and Snowflakes

 Jingle Bells and Snowflakes sounds like the title of a Christmas film but in this case it's my chosen Christmas Embellishments as per the Challenge that goes live today at

We would love for you to share your projects showing off your favourite Christmas Embellishments.

Those of you that have been long suffering followers will remember that I make small Christmas gifts for my work colleagues each year. This is the 2021 offering!! I have covered MDF baubles with pretty Maja Design papers. Each one has a different sentiment and they all have bells and snowflakes.

Jingly bells take me back to my childhood when the local Fire Brigade used to transport Father Christmas to the local villages. Somehow the front of the Fire Engines were made to look like his sleigh and had reindeer and everything. I have to confess that my Sister and I were terrified!! And the snowflakes...well no self respecting card or home decor would be seen without a snowflake or two. 

There are also more in festive colours too, so you might get to see them another time.

Thank you for calling and I look forward to seeing your projects. See you soon xx