Tuesday 31 May 2022

Happy New Home

 Hello all, me again!! While I am not able to get in the saddle or do horsey things I am, however, able to craft and blog so, here is today's offering.

 A New Home Card for our youngest and his Girlfriend who have just bought their first home together. 

I should just point out that I was NOT drunk when I took this photograph...honestly!! If you tip your head to the right a bit it will look so much better!! The little house is actually Holiday House from Elizabeth Craft Designs and I used coloured cardstock so that it looks a bit like their new home. The strip of flowers is washi tape that came free with a magazine many moons ago, I always knew it would come in useful sometime!! Sound familiar? The sentiment is a collaboration of stamp and dies.

They moved in the weekend before last after a lengthy wait actually, as their offer was accepted way back in early January. It's a new conversion so no chain either, a delay in searches was the excuse. Still, they are in and getting things ship shape. We, on the other hand, have a very quiet house and Bowie and Bumble are eyeing up the now empty room!! We are expecting a massive reduction in our electricity usage though as he'd been working from home !

If you are still with me Thank you, it's always lovely to have visitors.

See you soon xx

Some Challenges

Allsorts Challenge #678 - Anything but Birthdays

NBUS #38 - Washi Tape never used


Monday 30 May 2022

Happy Birthday bunny

 Hello everyone. I hope you all had a good weekend and are looking forward to the week ahead. I took a bit of a tumble from Wills on Saturday so am feeling a little bit sore and my right buttock is an interesting colour. Still, could have been worse!! 

I don't know about you but I always fill an A4 sheet with digis, even if I only need one for a DT piece. For that reason I am on a mission to colour up the resulting mountain of digi images that I seem to have accumulated and this is the first.

This gorgeous little Spring image just cried out to be dressed in pink. For a change I gave the Promarkers a rest and used my SN Illustrator pens. Just a simple design as usual but adorned with a simple punched layered flower. 

I used a "Happy" stamp from a Craftwork Cards set and the lovely "Birthday" die is a Whimsy one that was a gift from a lovely crafty pal and used a snippet of white card.

Thank you for stopping by. Your compnay, as always, is most welcome xx

Some Challenges

Snippets Playground #429

Passion for Markers #642 - Spots and/or Stripes

Thursday 26 May 2022

A paper wallet

 Hello again folks. I hope that the week has been kind to you so far. 

We have another lovely theme for you at

where we would love to see your favourite way to decorate a gift card. I must admit that I only ever give the boys gift cards or cash (straight into their bank accounts!!) so this make was actually a bit of an excuse to make something entirely different and an unusual way to present a Birthday gift.

  Once again, I took inspiration from the fabulous Sam Calcott (Mixed Up Craft) and made this wallet/purse, complete with coin pocket and slots for gift cards and even a pocket for cash. 

This is the front and the little fold over bit fastens with a magnet.

 Once opened it look like this...

Flip it over and the gift card and/or cash section is found by lifting another magnetic closure.

It was really easy to put together once all the components were cut to size and I also think it would make a lovely way to give show tickets or even send ATCs.

I used a 12 x 12 paper pad from The Range so everything co-ordinated and added just a smidge of plain cardstock and a flower to decorate.

If you are still here, thank you, it's been lovely to have your company!

 Now I am heading over to Allsorts Challenges 13th Birthday Challenge with gift wallet in hand!!

See you soon xx

Monday 23 May 2022

Candy Cane

 Hello friends. I am feeling a bit festive today because it's new challenge launch at

we are taking a trip down Candy Cane Lane so would love to see your cute Christmas cards featuring a red and white colour combo or candy canes.

 Here's my card...

Many moons ago the super talented Wends (Crafty Kiwi Mamma) did a blog candy and I won the stamp that is gracing my card. She is aptly named Candy Canes so was the absolute perfect choice. She was coloured with Promarkers except her hair which had a touch of pencil added also. The papers are from another pad from The Works. I found some sinky candy cane embellishments in my stash so added them too. 

It's a glorious day as I write this and it amuses me to be sharing a Christmas card while wearing shorts and a vest top!!

See you soon xx

Thursday 12 May 2022

Favourite Food

 We are feeling a little bit peckish at 

where we would love you to share a project inspired by your favourite food.

I am a real fan of lemon, if it's on the menu with a piece of fish, in a sauce or in a dessert or cake then I am going to choose it!! I am even partial to it in a G&T...funny that!!
No better stamp to use than this lovely little mouse  from the Penny Black Homemade set.

I used this Mixed Up Craft tutorial for the impossible card base and, as it was little bit floppy without, added the connecting panels on the front and back for stability. I had used 300gsm card but I think the cutting and folding just weakened the base a little. The image was coloured with my Promarkers and I bravely cut into a piece of Maja Design paper to decorate the base. I bought the Daisy Mae arch die set a while back and, I think, this is the first airing. They are a really great size so I think will probably make a rather nice card base at Christmas.

I hope I have given you some inspiration to join us and once again thank you for continuing to visit and leave such encouraging comments. In a world where it's easier to "like" I much appreciate your time. Oh yes, on the theme of commenting hasn't blogger been a devil of late?! Darnell has shared a "how to" if you are struggling. I have done a bit of housekeeping and hope that my comments are now reaching you all!!

Take Care xx

Some Challenges

NBUS #38 - My lovely sparkly new dies
May Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes +/- Nature
Allsorts #675 - Favourite Stamp/Dies (my "go to" for food/drink related themes)

Monday 9 May 2022

Dies and digis

Hello friends and visitors. Hope you are keeping well and happy.

I am very happy indeed as the new theme at

is right up my street, digis and die cuts. We had some lovely images from our Sponsor, Fred She Said, and I coloured mine with my Promarkers to match the lovely paper that I picked up during a recent visit to The Range at Weymouth. My die cuts are the mats which come from a Tonic set and a "happy" that was cut twice for a bit of height. 

 I tested myself with the colour combo and am quite pleased with the result.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope I have tempted you into joining us with your cute makes.

See you later in the week xx