Saturday 29 April 2023

One for the Girls

 Well, the weather hasn't been exactly kind for my week off but we have still been out and about. Cake, coffee and ice cream was involved!!

It's One for the Girls at Allsorts #727 this week should you choose the optional theme.

Prizes from WOWVOWOakwood Direct and Craft Stash (note for DT: prizes for 20/5 our Birthday week will be display separately)

Here is my offering, girly and cute, just as I like my cards!!

The card evolved around the pretty paper (from The Range) that reminds me of rhubarb and custard sweets...remember them?!!

Anyway...I used a sweet stamp from Crafters Companion and used Promarkers to colour the sweet kitten and paper pieced the flower pot.

We have an extra long weekend here in the UK as it's May Day so I hope we get some May type weather!! Perfect for some re-seeding that we are planning today!!

See you soon xx

Monday 24 April 2023

Hand Coloured Cutie

Morning All. Happy to have you here and I hope that you have a good week ahead.

It's time for a festive make again at

where its Anything Goes with an optional theme. This month we would love to see your CUTE hand coloured images.

I am sharing a cute fox from LOTV Animal christmas Wreaths, coloured with Promarkers. I fussy cut some of the holly leaves and layered them up for a little bit of dimension and used Opal Liquid Pearls for the mistletoe berries. The background paper and strips are from Lawn Fawn.

No work for me this week...Yay, which actually didn't start well as I had a horrid migraine yesterday. Feeling a bit better this morning with just a "woolly" head. I think we are off to the Agricultural Merchants to get some bits and pieces so I think coffee and cake might be in order along the way. 

Whatever you are up to I hope you have a good day xx

Saturday 22 April 2023

Allsorts - For the Love of Animals

Saturday again and I am here with my inspiration for

We are Anything Goes but the optional theme is 

For the Love of Animals, one that is right up my street!!

The Sponsors for this months' winners are

I love all animals with, perhaps, the exception of spiders so making a decision about what to feature on my card was tricky!! In the end  I went for a red rubber Cuddly Buddly pony stamp and coloured it with Promarkers. The papers are from a very, very old DoCrafts Forever Friends, Kraft Notes pad. I created a rosette effect with Dies from Tonic Studios.

This was the first horse stamp that I bought, way back when, at the start of my crafting journey  and I have always coloured it like my Darling Surprise who crossed the rainbow bridge last year. 

 Here we are...about fifteen years ago, my favourite picture of us and how I remember her.

This cheeky boy makes me smile every day though and is doing a grand job of filling the void

and I musn't forget  Bowie (right) and Bumble (left) our lovely Sprollie twins!!

If you are still with me Thank you for your visit today and I very much hope you will take inspiration and join us at Allsorts with your animal creations.

Have a lovely weekend and see you soon  xx

Thursday 20 April 2023

AYLI Favourite Flower

 Morning, Morning all!! I have a spring in my step today, it's my last day at work for a week and a bit (thanks to the Spring Bank Holiday tagged on the end!!). I am hoping for some fine weather to get out in the garden. I have some seeds coming on in the greenhouse that are doing well but the borders need a little bit of attention.

On the subject of flowers we would love you to share your favourite flower with us at

I am certain I have told you before that I have a memory of a glorious rose that Mum and Dad had growing in their garden called Blue Moon. I have never smelt a scent quite like it since and hope to actually find one locally to plant in my own garden, although they do not tend to do well on our windswept site. 

Anyway here is my own Rose inspired card using just a handful of the many, many paper flowers that I have in my stash. The paper is from a Craftwork Cards pad and the die cut Birthday and stamped Wishes are from Whimsy Stamps. The scalloped curved edge was made using an old Spellbinders die.

Thank you for your company today and I look forward to seeing your floral makes.

See you soon xx

Sunday 16 April 2023

Cutie bunnies and Blooms

Hello friends and visitors. 

starts today and our optional prompt is Bunnies and Blooms, so anything cute and/or bunnies or blooms or even both for that matter.

To be fair I am a bit bunnied out so I have gone more for the blooms with a super cute ditsy print floral paper pad from The Range and some pretty die cut flowers.

 The lovely Mother Hen is a stamp from Little Claire (remember them? another website that I I used to visit regularly). I coloured her with Promarkers to match the papers.

Thank you for paying me a visit. You are most welcome and much appreciated xx

Saturday 15 April 2023

DIY Background

 Last time I was here with an Allsorts DT piece I mentioned how much I was enjoying being part of the team and this optional challenge theme is absolutely why!! 

As much as I love the idea, I rarely get inky so this prompt was the perfect excuse to venture out of my "cute" comfort zone and make this...

I made a plaid background using a very old, but much loved, stamp set, Primitive Angel from Inky Doodles (still available here). I used various types and colours of ink to build it up and, not wanting to cover up my endeavours, simply added some die cut hearts. The little message was also from the Inky Doodles set. 

I do hope that I have inspired you to join in with your handmade backgrounds or you can share an Anything Goes.

I hope you have a lovely weekend. See you soon.

Thursday 6 April 2023

AYLI - Pearls or Gems

 No cute card from me today, I know, it's a shocker!!

Our theme at As You Like It is to share pearls or gems.

Turns out I have rather a lot of pearls in my stash, Who knew!? So many, in fact,  that I decided to make them the star of my card. 

I used a Woodware stamp and simply stuck plain and coloured pearls (and a few enamel dots too) in the circular spaces. The leaves were coloured with Promarkers and there is actually a dotted blue background that doesn't show up very well. 

Thank you for for your visit. I hope you have a lovely Easter weekend. Not quite sure what's on the cards for us but I will be keeping an eye out for the Easter Bunny for sure!!

See you soon xx

Saturday 1 April 2023

Allsorts Spring Garden

Hello everyone!! Pinch Punch First of the Month...It's April and we are in the Spring Garden this week at Allsorts

Here is my inspiration for you.

I don't know what has happened to Imagination Crafts but they sure did make some lovely stamps back in the day. They were based just down the road from me so helped with my attempts to buy local. This one was part of their decoupage stamp range. I used glossy black embossing powder and painted the image with Twinkling H20's...remember them!? Mine are very, very old and I did wonder if they would work but a quick spritz and they were as good as new. 

You can see the shimmer better here...

As I mentioned earlier now we are in a new month the following sponsors have goodies up for grabs so please do join in for a chance to win.

I hope you all have a lovely weekend xx