Monday 21 February 2022

Sleigh bells ring (are you listening?)

 Happy Monday all, and yes it is a happy Monday for me as I am on annual leave. Not a great deal planned, routine breast screening later in the week, and the weather looks quite settled once storm Franklin has passed so that's good. We survived storm Eunice, on Friday, with  no damage, just some tree debris and I hope you can all say the same.

The Christmas Cuties are back after our winter break so we hope that you will join in and get ahead with your Christmas cards.

We would love you to share your cards featuring a sleigh, as you can see, I made three while I was about it!

I used a sweet stamp set and co-ordinating die set from Lawn Fawn and coloured the little bear and his sleigh in pastel colours to match the Julie Loves papers.

Looking forward to seeing your cards.

Stay safe everyone and see you soon xx

Thursday 17 February 2022

AYLI - Favourite Occasion

 Hello again everyone. I hope this week has been kind to you, that you have stayed well and that you are looking forward to the weekend. 

We have another challenge for you at 

What's your Favourite Occasion to make a card for?  Just remember to tell us why and, this time, you are in with a chance of winning a mahoosive amount of ribbon!!

Christmas makes me warm and tingly so it was a no brainer for me. 

So, there I was rifling through my Christmas basket, looking for a particular sentiment stamp actually, when I came across my wonderful Stampendous Snowy Postcard stamp. It hadn't seen ink since goodness knows when. Anyway I rectified that and used Walnut Stain Distress ink on top of some Maja Design paper. Then stamped again and cut out the oval and glue gelled it on top. I painted the holly too and then used a wink of stella brush for a bit of shimmer. Added lots of Stardust Stickles, sentiment and ribbon. It looked a bit flat so I had another rummage and found this board lamp post which was just the thing to finish it off. 

Thank you for your visit, always much appreciated xx

Monday 14 February 2022

Hearts and Flowers

 Happy Monday, it's St Valentines' Day so here is a great big hug for you all!!🤗

The February Cutie Pie Challenge starts today and, with the theme of Hearts and/or Flowers, we are looking forward to seeing your cards featuring Valentine or Mothers' Day cards. 

Here's mine and I apologise for the shocking picture!! 

I have taken the Love route just because I wanted to colour this adorable LOTV stamp again. It's still available as a digi here. I used Promarkers and kept the colour story simple with pale blue and red. The sentiment is also from a (really useful) LOTV set. I have cut mine up and have them in a little bag on the desk, at the ready!

Wishing you a good week ahead xx

Some challenges

Sweet Stampin' - Love, love, love

Wednesday 9 February 2022

Rose #2

 Hello friends, hope you are all managing to keep well. I managed to grab myself a spare few minutes yesterday so made this so that I can join in at Allsorts Challenge.

You might remember me saying here that I always felt intimidated by the petals on this stamp and have only ever coloured it the once. I decided to dust off my Lyra pencils this time with a bit of blending solution and surprised myself, it was so much easier than with my Promarkers. I still kept the card simple as she really does deserve to be in the spotlight doesn't she?! I found some little cut outs from a Julie Loves kit from way back and used those for the sentiment.

It's been a horsey kind of day today, the ponies had their feet trimmed and then Wills had a visit from the vet for his annual vaccinations so while waiting I took some pictures using my phone. He loves a selfie!! Not sure I am particularly pleased with my chins though!!

I reckon we have the same smile there!!

See you soon xx

Some other challenges

Crafty Calendar February - Anything Goes

Thursday 3 February 2022

True Love or Fabulous Friendships

 Hello everyone. So January has been and gone and lovely February is upon us and my promise to craft more has well and truly gone by the wayside. I don't generally ride very much in the winter when it is wet, cold and dark but it's been so lovely and dry that I haven't really stopped. Saying that we are sure to get some nasty weather sooner or later. 

Anyway, I did find the time to make the card I am sharing today. It's my DT piece for

As You Like It Challenge

where we are full of love with our theme of True Love or Fabulous Friendships.

I love receiving a nice envelope through the door so spread the love by sending thinking of you cards to friends that I've not seen for a while. This is one such card that I recently made. She has a labrador so the die cut shape is perfect I think,

I started with a snippet of black Foundations card that I trimmed to fit the 4 x6 card base and then cut the aperture. The die is from Crafters Companion and all I did was backed it with some Doodlebug Designs paper and added a green ribbon. My trusty Mama Elephant sentiment and tag die set came up trumps again to finish it off.

It would be lovely to see your makes over at the challenge blog.

Thank you for dropping in and I hope you stay well. See you soon xx

Some Challenges

Snippets Playground #420 -Rubys Memory