Monday 27 March 2023

Cutie Christmas

 Happy new week everyone. I hope your weekend was good and filled with your favourite things and that the week ahead is kind to you.

My christmas card pile is growing nicely and I have another make to share with you today in support of the new challenge at

As you probably know by now, we are always Anything Goes but add a little option if you like to follow a prompt. This time it's to share a (cute) pre-colored image.

I got a little bit carried away and made three cards using a pre-coloured page from Making Cards magazine and the complimentary paper from the same edition. I also found a pack of DL cards so used those up and made another in kraft.

The sentiment stamps were from a Clearly Besotted set and I finished them off with skinny ribbons and a knot.

I hope I have inspired you to join in and add to your own Christmas card pile.

Thank you again for your visits here and continuing to inspire me xx

Saturday 25 March 2023

Rain at Allsorts

Happy Weekend everyone!! I am here with my weekly inspiration for

Allsorts challenge where the optional theme is Rain. 

This theme made me very happy and I knew exactly what I was going to showcase. 

It's been far too long since I spent an evening fussy cutting so this charming, rainy, House Mouse design was just perfect. It's layered up with Pinflair glue gel and really didn't need much else. Rather than just make a tent card I went with an easel for a change so that the dimension is fully on display.
Mats in pink and black framed it rather nicely too.

Well, our little Grandaughter Mollie was incredible throughout her acrobatic dance performance. Bless her litte heart, she did five shows over four days and at six years old I think that's pretty incredible!! The whole production was fantastic with ages from fifteen months upwards. Looking forward to the next show!! 

Thank you for your lovely company today and I hope you have time to join us at Allsorts xx


Thursday 23 March 2023

AYLI - People or animals

 Hello friends. I hope that you are having a good week. The weather here in Dorset has been damp and warm which has been perfect for putting fertiliser on the paddocks. Not so perfect are the wet muddy dogs that take ages drying after our walks!! 

Today is the start of the fortnightly challenge at

which is People or Animals

I am never very happy with my efforts colouring hair and skin to generally go for animals as fur is much more forgiving if I make a boo boo!!

I used an old image (Squirrel with bee) from our sponsor Lee Holland Art and coloured with Promarkers. I also tried my hand at stencilling again. In real life the ink is much brighter in shades of green and peach which went quite well.

Thank you for your visit. See you Saturday xx

Saturday 18 March 2023

Perfect Pastels

 Hello everyone. I am really enjoying sharing my Saturdays with you. 

The optional theme at Allsorts challenge #720 is Perfect Pastels.

Here's what I made

As cute is my "thing" I had a rummage through my LOTV rubber and found this cute springtime  stamp (Delightful Daisies). I had an equally fun rummage through my paper and found a couple of pastel MFT pads. Decisions, decisions!! The sweet image was coloured with Promarkers, as usual.

We would love it if you would join in and be in with a chance of winning one of these fabulous prizes from our generous sponsors.

I hope you are all looking forward to a nice weekend. I am beyond excited to be taking my Mum to the theatre this afternoon to see Mollie on the stage. She has been dancing for a couple of years now (ballet and acrobatic dance) and is performing in a Dance spectacular...can't wait!!

Thank you for stopping by, it's always much appreciated.
See you soon xx

Monday 13 March 2023

I spy, with my little eye, something beginning with B

 Hello friends. I hope you had a good weekend and that a happy week lies ahead.

starts today and the optional theme is " Beginning with B", as always though your entry must be as CUTE as can be!!

I think my inspiration ticks all the boxes and has Bunny, Birthday, Binding, Bow, Butterflies and Blue.

I used my good old go Kreate die set for the base and mat. I dug out a favourite stamp set from The Cats Pajamas that has been used many, many times before and always makes me smile. You can get her (and many others) here in digi form. I still had Maja Designs Coffee in the Arbour on my desk so pulled some blue papers from that for the layers. Bunny was coloured with Promarkers and I added some Stardust Stickles to the icing which, as usual, does not photograph well!!

That's me for today. I hope that you will join along and I hope to see you soon xx

Saturday 11 March 2023

Three of Something at Allsorts

 Don't these weekends roll around quickly? I hope you have something nice planned. I suspect there will be mowing the lawn and weeding involved here. Our garden is bursting into life, particularly our little memorial garden where Mog, Suzy, Surprise and Mo the cat are sleeping. We plant bulbs every autumn so it's a joy to see them popping up through the grass. We can never remember what has gone where so it's rather exciting!!

Anyway, I am here to share my inspiration for the new Allsorts Challenge. We are looking forward to seeing three of something on your makes. 

Here's mine...three hedgehogs.

All three of the cuties are from a Penny black T for Transparent set. Coloured with Promarkers and finished off with a Clearly Besotted sentiment. The sky and grass were from a Doodlebug Designs paper pad and the black cardstock mat really makes it pop I think.

See you soon xx

Thursday 9 March 2023

Favourite Easter Critter

 I hope the week has been good to you so far. We had snow yesterday!! I know, at my age, I really shouldn't be excited by snow but I can't help it!! Sadly though the rain came just as quickly and washed it away so I suspect that's it for the year.

Any way, I'm not really here with a weather report!! The new challenge at As You Like It starts today and we would love to see your favourite Easter critters.

I have gone with a rabbit, although I don't usually send Easter cards so improvised and made a Birthday card instead. My Sister and I always had rabbits when we were small and the boys had rabbits when they were younger too. 

The whole card was made using stamps from a set that was a Christmas gift, so absolutely perfect for a first inking. Both bunny and carrots were coloured with Promarkers.

You can just about see here that the carrots have a lovely glaze, by way of glossy accents. 

Thank you for dropping by today. Your company is always much appreciated.

See you on Saturday xx


Saturday 4 March 2023

Four legged friends

 Hello, it's me on a Saturday and I am sooooo excited to share that, together with the lovely Liz from Crafty Sunflower I am one of the new girls over at 

I am truly honoured to have been asked by the lovely Brenda to join them. It's a challenge that I have entered many, many times and have taken inspiration from the DT and now I am one of them, so thank you Brenda and Team for making us so welcome.

Here I go then, my debut card for this week's challenge - Four legged Friends. A great one for me to start with as lots of you will know that, apart from my human family, I am never happier than when I am with my hairy kids, so it had to be a cute card from me featuring an adorable pup.

The background, main image and sentiment are from the MFT set New Best Friend. Coloured with Promarkers and stamped in black and pink it was a really quick and easy card to put together.

I hope you will pop over and take a look at the wonderful inspiration my new crafty friends have made for you and I look forward to seeing your entries.

See you soon xx