Thursday 30 November 2023


 Hello Friends. I hope you are well today.

There is a festive theme for you at

Your Favourite Person to make for at Christmas.

My long term friends will know that I favour all things cute so when it comes to Christmas the perfect person to craft for is Mollie who shares my love of cute. I haven't forgotten Jackson, (who will be enjoying his first Christmas) but his card is scheduled to be shared at a later date!!

Here is what I made for Mollie Rose.

It was the first inking of a very large Woodware stamp that I bought a long time ago. I haven't used it before now because I didn't have anything large enough to stamp with and my attempts of laying the card down  on top of the stamp had failed. When I was tidying under my desk I found a clear stacking storage tray that I used as a stamping block!! Yay!! anyway rudolph was coloured with Promarkers and I simply matted him on some gold. The sentiment was done in Word. Job done.

Being a nosey devil, I am looking forward to seeing your favourite person to craft for at Christmas and hope that you will pay a visit to my team mates who are sharing some lovely goodies!!

See you on Saturday xx

Monday 27 November 2023

Christmas Cuties with a die cut

 Didn't I say I would be back on Monday with another card?! Well here I am with my inspiration for

where our just for fun theme this month is

Something (CUTE) with Die Cuts and this is what I did.

The whole card was made using a die cut/stamp set from Crafters Companion. I frosted the "Snow" with Glamour dust and coloured the sweet snowman with Promarkers. The snowy backing paper was a scrap and it's only as I am typing that I've realised I've not added the die cut snowflake that I glittered also...hang on a mo!!

There you go, that's better!!

It's the little things that make all the difference!!

Rightio that's another one for the pile. I really can't believe that in four weeks' time Christmas will be here once more....Can't wait!!

Looking forward to seeing what you bring to our Christmas party xx

Saturday 25 November 2023

Colours of Winter at Allsorts

Happy weekend everyone. I am hosting at

                 so am entirely responsible for the optional theme of

Colours of Winter ( Anything Goes is also an option if you choose not to be challenged!!)

I found a colour swatch as my inspiration and coloured my cute image, and used an old LOTV paper pad to match. 

I really did try not to make a cute Christmas card but my attempts at a stamped and inked card ended in disaster (and a few sweary words) so I quickly changed my mind!! I decided to share the best of the failed attempts anyway!! (you can't see the blobby embossing and ink smudges too well).

I hope you will be tempted by my theme but in any case your makes will be most welcome.

Prizes this week come from AALL and Create who still have some fabulous bargain to be had, lots of stamps and stencils are half price or less but you need to be quick as the sale will be over very soon.

See you on Monday with, you've guessed it, another Christmas card.

 Until then have a lovely weekend xx

Saturday 18 November 2023

Christmas Time at Allsorts

 Another Christmas card from me today. 

Christmas Time is the optional theme at

Here is my card

I have a familiar tale that I know it will strike a chord with many of you!! 

While looking for something else entirely, I found a pile of decoupage sheets so could not resist layering one up for my make. Honestly I really should catalogue my craft stash!! It looked wrong atop the backing paper alone so I matted it on mirri board and cut "wishes" at the same time. That's better. Another lost item was the twinkly snowflake that finished it off perfectly.

I hope you will join in. If you do and are lucky then one of these Prizes from Stampendous , Oakwood Direct or WOWVOW could be yours at the end of the month.

I wish you a lovely weekend xx

Thursday 16 November 2023

Festive Critters

 Hello, hello. Hope you are all well.

At As You Like It this time we would like you to share your favourite festive critters with us, together with a little explantion why.

For me, Christmas just isn't the same unless I have stamped a "James" rubber stamp. 

I mean....just look at him!! I've kept it clean and simple by using a snowy paper background, some torn paper snow and a statement sentiment. He was, of course, coloured with Promarkers. Stickles added a little bit of icy frosting.

Thank you for stopping by xx

Monday 13 November 2023

Cute Digis and Die Cuts

Hello Friends.

I am sharing my DT piece today for our new challenge at 

Out theme is Digis and Die Cuts, cute, of course!!

I have gone down the LOTV route this time and printed off  one of their lovely large statement sentiments from Sketchy Wishes and the sweet, Thinking of You, bear in the envelope. The die cut elements were made using Tonic oval die set. The ditsy paper is from a pad that came from The Range.
I really enjoyed making this cutie, but now it's back to Christmas cards!!

 I hope that you will join us.

See you later in the week xx

Saturday 11 November 2023


 Morning All. I hope this post finds you all well and looking forward to a nice weekend. 

I have reverted back to normal with a cute card today and I hope it will inspire you to join in at

Allsorts Challenge where the optional theme is Friendship, chosen by Lynn.

For my card I used a super cute Pure Innocence (from MFT) stamp and die set. I love these stamps. So easy to colour and the sentiments are always lovely too. My die cutting was a bit "off" but I'm sure you won't tell!! The paper pad was missing its' cover but I though the check was a little bit table cloth-ish.

That's all for now. Take Care xx

Saturday 4 November 2023

The Great Outdoors

Ellie is our host at Allsorts this week and she has chosen a lovely theme for you

The Great Outdoors. You can, of course, go for Anything Goes.

Another lovely prize up for grabs, in the end of month draw, from one of our lovely sponsors.

Prizes from Stampendous and Oakwood Direct and WOWVOW

I really embraced this theme and made a couple of Christmas tags using a die set that I found in my die box. I don't remember buying it but suppose it must have been one of those "must haves"!! Oops!!

So, here they are... white on kraft and the other kraft on white. I also found some tubes of light modelling paste that I think I picked up in Lidl some time ago. Anyhow, it came in really handy for a bit of snowy texture. 
The shaped tags were cut with a Daisy Mae Designs arch nested die set that I can't actually find but there are similar here.

Whether these will end up being used as tags or on a card blank I'm not sure, but I had a lot of  fun making them.

Given the theme I thought I would share a bit of great outdoors at home. Storm Ciaran certainly made his presence felt down here on Thursday, the village became marooned and we now have our very own lake!! 

Bowie and Bumble, in the left of the pic, weren't too sure!!

I, on the other hand, got right in!! 

I hope that you will have time to join in this week.

See you soon xx

Thursday 2 November 2023

Modern or Traditional colours?

 I am hosting the new challenge over at

so it would be lovely to see your Christmas cards featuring traditional or modern colourways and a little explanation too.

You will know by now that I mostly tend to favour cute and whimsical images which lend themselves very well to the more modern Christmas colours.

My two DT cards feature adorable images from our Sponsor Amanda Jayne Designs' Christmas Crackers Bundle. Both were coloured with Promarkers to compliment the patterned papers. The first was an old Echo Park pad and the second an equally old Bo Bunny pad.

If you've not discovered our Sponsors shop please do go and take a look, her images are delightful and so easy to colour.

Looking forward to seeing your makes.

See you on Saturday xx