Three months today it's Christmas...Just saying!! Loads of time though to make Christmas cards and at
Monday, 25 September 2023
Saturday, 23 September 2023
Happy Saturday everyone and I hope you are well. I am beyond delighted to be sharing my DT piece for
Thank you for sharing your day with me and I hope that you will join us at Allsorts for my Four legged friend challenge. Anything Goes is also welcome too.
See you soon xx
Thursday, 21 September 2023
Hello and Happy Thursday!!
I must apologise if I haven't visited recently, it's been a bit hectic here with both work and home life. Workwise it's been full steam ahead arranging Flu and Covid Clinics and we've had liveries on holiday so additional poo picking ( it's all glamour,glamour, glamour here!!) and horsecare.
Autumn is certainly making her presence felt and harvest down here (in the sense of combining oats, wheat, beans and barley) finished last month. It's been many years since I have been in a combine harvester and have fond memories of watching Hubby, back when combines didn't have cabs and he would look like he'd been rolled in soot!! Oh the excitement when we bought our first combine with a cab and then the realisation that I wouldn't see him until hundreds of acres of crops had been harvested!! Happy days!!
So, talk of harvest brings me nicely to the theme this time at
Thank you for your visit. See you on Saturday xx
Saturday, 16 September 2023
Happy weekend everyone. It's been a bit cooler in the UK this week and oh my, the mornings are darker and the nights are drawing in too. Anyway, weather report over and the real reason for my post today.
We are Masculine at Allsorts Challenge this week, a genre that fills me with dread when the need arises. However LOTV came to the rescue by way of one of their little, once available, Sketch books that you colour in yourself. I coloured this little fellow and his dog with my Lyra pencils.
In my part of the UK lots of properties are built of hamstone which is quarried from Ham Hill about eight miles from where we live. It's honey coloured so I tried a hamstone wall which really hasn't photographed well!! I was,however, very happy with his flat cap!!
It's been a very long time since I've been happy with a man type card but I am happy with this one. I hope that you will join us and if, like me, you are not keen on cards for the fellas you can always opt for our Anything Goes.
As always, we have some fabulous sponsors and now that my laptop is behaving I can share a little teaser of what's up for grabs for this and the coming challenges and the links to our generous sponsors.
Prizes from Craft Stash, Anna Marie Designs, AALL and Create, Oakwood, WOWVOW
Many thanks, as always, for sharing your time with me xx
Monday, 11 September 2023
It's our Birthday month at
Saturday, 9 September 2023
It's all about Dies at Allsorts this week where the lovely Lynne is hosting.
Here is my card...
made using a newly purchased Sweet Dixie Stitched Winter Foliage die set and a Clearly Besotted Christmas sentiment. I cut the whole set in white linen card and coloured the individual elements with my Promarkers. The obligatory Star Dust Stickles added suitable sparkle and finished off this very grown up card!
Wishing you a good weekend xx
Thursday, 7 September 2023
So the kiddywinks have gone back to school and we are in the middle of a heatwave in the UK. Standard! Lots of hours at work this week and it's actually a blessing to be in the air-conditioned office.
Speaking of weather the new theme at
I am always pleased to read your comments. Thank you for visiting xx
Saturday, 2 September 2023
Hello!! Hope all is well in your house and that you are looking forward to the weekend.
We have Sunflowers as your optional theme at Allsorts Challenge this week.
I used my faithful Inky Doodles Primitive Angel Stamp Set (Currently reduced in price) for the whole card, except the Happy Birthday that was from a Clearly Besotted sentiment set. I coloured the sunny sunflower with Promarkers and used some gorgeously sparkly bronze stickles to add a little bit of pizzazz.
I am afraid I am having issues so cannot put additional links using my tablet so please check out the Allsorts Challenge blog for this week's sponsor info.
See you soon xx
Monday, 28 August 2023
Welcome Friends and I hope this week has something good in store for you!!
I am on annual leave this week so I am praying for good weather. That said we are expecting
Something Snowy at
I am a little bit partial to the adorable characters at Amanda Jayne Designs and I coloured this little cutie with Promarkers to match my inky background that I made myself...yes I really did!! I also heat embossed the snowflakes using a stencil. The Wishes and accompanying stamp are, I think, Creative Expressions. That's it!!
We would love to see your snowy creations xx
Saturday, 26 August 2023
Thursday, 24 August 2023
Monday, 14 August 2023
Honestly don't Mondays roll around far too quickly which means I am at work by the time this goes "live". I hope you had a good weekend and that the week ahead is a good one.
I've a cutie to share with you today, my inspiration at
I used a super cute digi image that is practically antique and I can't even remember where it came from!! Anyway, she is a cutie for sure and I coloured her with Promarkers. The sentiment and stars are from a Mama Elephant stamp set and that's it.
Thank you very much for your visit today and I hope that I have inspired you to join us.
See you soon xx
Saturday, 12 August 2023
It's easy for me to share inspiration with you this week for our next two week challenge at Allsorts.
The theme is All Creatures Great and Small and an absolute favourite of mine.
As you can see, I've gone off piste and got a little bit inky!! When I can't sleep, which is often, I have been watching the fabulous Lavinia tutorials on You Tube and, as a result, I might just have bought some stamps. I inked the background with peeled paint and bundled sage Distress inks. Then I got really brave and splattered water which you can just about see. It was too subtle so I stamped the additional splodges aroundthe outside, and the frame, using one of two stamp sets that were new to me bargains (Altenew, Live Life in Colour and Watercolour Frames). The gorgeous fox is from Lavinia Stamps Fox Set 2. The sentiment is from an old Hobby Art Stamp set that has been upgraded to this one.
I do hope that you will take inspiration from my card and join us. As usual there are some fabulous goodies to win.
Thursday, 10 August 2023
Hello friends, thank you for sharing your day with me. As always it's lovely to have your company.
It's new challenge day at
Saturday, 29 July 2023
Happy Saturday crafters and I hope this weekend is a good one for you. I am sending a hug to anyone that's in need of one.
So back to the business of Saturday and a new challenge over at Allsorts. It's a two week challenge this time so we are planning to make good use of the time by sitting in the sunshine drinking Pimms or any other tipple that takes our fancy!!(who am I kidding?! We are in the UK!!)
The theme to tempt you is Anything but Square or you can opt for Anything Goes if you prefer.
Here is my card to inspire
It's been a while since I used a Tracey Hey product so I decided to go the whole hog and use one of her pretty paper pads - Rainbows Rule Again as well as a stamp. The adorable rhino and sentiment are from the Rhino Rascals set, which includes some really lovely words and messages. I coloured the image with Promarkers and fussy cut to sit on the paper, which looks like I stamped it but didn't!!
I really enjoyed making this card, another tick in the box for using supplies haven't seen the light of day for some time!!
See you soon xx
Thursday, 27 July 2023
Now here's a conundrum for you
Floral or Gingham Papers? Is the new theme at
I had a couple of die cut flowers, left over from this card, that were a perfect colour match so I added them too.
I hope that you will share your favourite gingham or floral paper with us to be in with a chance of choosing digi images or simply prints from Lili of the Valley who are our sponsors this time.
Take Care until next time xx
Monday, 24 July 2023
Hello friends and visitors. Lovely to have you here and I hope you had a lovely weekend. Ours was a bit disappointing as we had more of the wet stuff. Every cloud has a silver lining as we didn;t have to water the garden though!!
Anyway we are going GREEN (and cute) at
Saturday, 22 July 2023
One thing's for sure it looks like a very different weekend to the last. We have finally dried out, although there are still a few muddy puddles down our track and Martin spent an afternoon collecting twigs and branches that were blown off the trees.
It's Summer Blues at Allsorts this week or if that doesn't grab you Anything Goes is also welcome.
Saturday, 15 July 2023
Happy Saturday everyone. Summer is still in full swing here in the UK so we have a Summer Mood Board for you at Allsorts this week. That said, we are expecting 50mph gusts of wind and heavy rain here today....eeeeek!!
Thursday, 13 July 2023
We have a lovely theme for you at
Monday, 10 July 2023
Hello Friends. I hope this Monday finds you well, if not then I am sending you a great big hug.
I have a cutie to share with you today in support of the new challenge
Saturday, 8 July 2023
I don't know about you but I have many Embossing Folders, most of which were magazine freebies from long ago. I remember when I first started my crafty journey that I bought cardstock pads for specific use with Embossing Folders, some with black core and some with white. Coredinations it was. The idea was that after embossing that you sanded back to reveal the pattern. Remeber that!?
Anyway, the optional theme at Allsorts this week is Embossing Folders. I used a pretty floral one as a background for the sweet LOTV rubber stamp (Little Friends Set). I coloured with Promarkers and used a string of pearly daisies for a little bit of interest.
Saturday, 1 July 2023
It's Summertime at
Thursday, 29 June 2023
Plain or Patterned papers is the new theme at
Come on now, you know the answer to that if you've paid me a visit before!!
I LOVE patterned papers and if I live ten lifetimes would never ever use the paper pads I have appear to have collected over the years!!
My inspiration for you today shares one of my favourite paper pads Doodlebug Design Frosty Friends that I teamed with a super cute image from one of Amanda Jayne Designs Collections Christmas Cuties
I hope that you will have a look through your paper pads, or not, and join us this time.
See you on Saturday xx