Monday 28 August 2023

Something Snowy

 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

Butterflies at Allsorts

Hello friends, hope you have had a good week.

It's summer here in the UK but there have been days where it's been questionable with driving rain and gales BUT we have had some sunshine too and visits from butterflies to the garden and house. 

This leads me really nicely to the optional theme at Allsorts Challenge this week which is

BUTTERFLIES and hosted by Dena

Now being a fan of cute stamps it was a bit of a tall order to find a butterfly in my stash but I had this beauty hiding away. I have a suspicion that it was a magazine freebie that I just knew I was going to need one day.

 I cut a Daisy Mae Designs tag and heat embossed the butterfly. I even made a mask and stencilled through a Funky Fossil Stencil using various inks. Then I coloured the butterfly to match. Oh and Chrissy....I splattered as well!! It looked a little bit unfinished so I stamped a couple of words from an old Paperartsy stamp set heat embossed in white and it finished off the tag a treat.

There are some lovely prizes up for grabs this month...

...provided by our generous sponsors Craft StashAnna Marie DesignsAALL and CreateOakwood

I hope you have a good weekend xx

Thursday 24 August 2023

Favourite Animal

Lovely to see you here today. I am shouting about the new challenge at

As You Like It, and it's time to share your favourite animal, real or fantasy.

I took the eeny meeny miny mo route and horses won (please don't tell the dogs!!)

It's actually rather fitting as it was a year ago tomorrow that I said goodbye to my gorgeous Surprise.
 So this card is for her. I miss her.

Another favourite long ago snap of us 💖💖💖💖💖

 See you soon xx

Monday 14 August 2023

Stamps and Stars

 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

where the theme this month is Stamps and/or Stars.

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

All Creatures Great and Small

 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.

Prizes, A4 stamp set from AALL and Create and £15 voucher from WOWVOW

Thank you for your time and I hope that you have a lovely weekend.

 See you on the other side with something cute!! xx

Thursday 10 August 2023

AYLI - Two Favourite Colours

 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

and we would love you to join us with your projects showcasing your two favourite colours and remember to give your reason too.
Last Minute Manda is our Sponsor and the team were given Gnome Friends in the Garden to showcase.

Here's mine...

My "go to" colours are often pink and green. Mother Nature goes such a fabulous job of putting these two colours together whether pastel or bright. This cute gnome suited my brighter pallete of Promarkers. It's for a colleagues 30th so it cried out for a die cut number!!

Thank you muchly for your visits and lovely comments, they are much appreciated xx