Friday 1 December 2023

More snowmen...

 Good morning, well December has arrived! Not long to go now before Christmas is here- I can't believe how busy the shops have got already- so many people in our local shopping mall yesterday! I'm definitely not going anywhere near shops this weekend and I'm going to do my best to finish my present shopping next week before things get even more manic!

Today's card is my DT make for this week's challenge at Crafty Catz, sponsored by the fabulous


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The optional theme chosen by our lovely Ginny is 'Make them Smile'

The DT were given some of Andrea's lovely digis to play with but I chose to use one I already had, Snowman Selfie, this one always makes me smile! I've coloured the snowmen with my markers, papers from stash, just added a few die cut snowflakes and a die cut sentiment banner.

There's plenty more inspiration from the rest of my teamies over on the challenge blog so do pop over for a visit, remember the theme is always optional so please do join the fun with one of your own lovely creations.

Thanks for visiting

have a great weekend (best wrap up warm if you live in the UK!)



Challenge entries:

CRAFT #700

creativeknockouts #509

ilovepromarkers #548

PFM #718

Wednesday 29 November 2023

Believe in the Magic...

 Good morning, it's a chilly one today! Have to say I prefer cold and sunny to wet and miserable, I hate it when it's dark all day, I can understand why so many people struggle during the winter months.

There's a new challenge starting today over at Fab'n' Funky, Pat  has chosen the lovely theme of Snowmen, perfect for this time of year! 

Back in the summer I treated myself to this beautiful bauble stencil from Sweet Poppy, it was on my wish list for ages and I saw it at the only craft fair I've managed to get to this year. The snowman is a tiny wooden stamp, I've had him for years and he makes an appearance every Christmas, he's so cute and happy and he fits perfectly inside the bauble! I stamped and white embossed the tiny snowflakes above him. The sentiment is also embossed. 

Please pop over to Fab'n' Funky to see the lovely creations from my teamies, then why not dig out your own favourite snowfolk  digis,  stamps and dies and create something fabulous to share with us.

Thanks for stopping by



Challenge entries :

stencilfun. November (atg option)

hollyandivy #153

craftingfromtheheart #8

peaceonearthchristmas #52

inkspirational #303

christmasbingo #4 B- Free/Stamped Image/Ink Blending

Beccy' s 11th Annual Christmas Challenge- S for Snowman

Saturday 25 November 2023

You're invited... Sweet Stampin's 14th Birthday Celebrations! Yes, Sweet Stampin' Challenge is 14 years old today! You're all invited to join in with the celebrations- just create something with a birthday theme, make sure there is stamping included and click here to join the party!

This is the card I made for my 17 year old niece- who loves pink and girly...and chocolate cake! The image is a Krista Smith digi, coloured with markers. I masked strips of the panel  and applied Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide Ink  to create the pink triangles, then added the dots through a stencil.

Thanks for visiting- hope to see you at the party!



Challenge entries:

polkadoodle #47

kraftychicks #691

alohafriday #4

craftygalscorner #249

Double D- stripes or dots

crafterscafe #303

creationsinpink #64

Friday 24 November 2023

Celebrate the season

 Good morning- once again Friday is upon us so it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Catz.
 the days are just flying by now - in just 4 weeks time it will be Christmas Eve so the optional theme I chose for this week is Christmas or Winter.
Our lovely sponsor for this challenge is

Prize 2 images from store

Who kindly gave the DT some sweet images to use.
My circle card features an adorable mouse couple who are celebrating in style with a glass or two of bubbly, they're mega excited as it's a white Christmas and they haven't seen one of those for a while! 
Image coloured with copics, DP is from The Works, die cut foliage  and a bow. I bought a bag of fake snow from Ebay, this was the first time I used it on a card, has a nice snowy texture...and a mind of it's own (a little goes a long way!)

Lots of lovely inspiration from the rest of the Crafty Catz ladies to be seen here, so please pop over for a visit. I know it's a busy time of year but if you can find the time to join in we'd be delighted to see you.
Thanks for visiting my blog today, hope your day is a happy one.

Challenge entries:
cutiepie #188

Saturday 18 November 2023

It's getting closer...

 Good morning, I'm here today with a reminder that our November challenge at 
is over half way through. The theme for this month is
 Getting Ready For Christmas. 
our sponsor this time is 

To make my card I die cut a square of white cardstock and stamped the little dog using a PB wood backed stamp I've had for years, coloured him with Copic markers. I die cut a circle aperture, first cutting around the dog's head.  I used a  Christmas tree mask and green Distress Ink to create the border, the stamped the little holly sprigs.
 Using the same colour ink I sponged another offcut of white card , then stamped and embossed the sentiment (another PB wood mounted stamp). I placed a piece of snow printed acetate in the aperture over the sentiment using foam tape for a little dimension. (Not sure if I'm making any sense here....) 
Another Christmas card done!

Please check out the main challenge blog for details of how to enter and the lovely prize on offer.
Thanks for stopping by,
have a good day

Challenge entries:
MTCC #521
CRAFT #698
MAWTT #160
allsorts #755
PBSC- Anything Goes
welovestamping November Challenge

Friday 17 November 2023

A cup of Christmas cheer!

 Good morning, another Christmas card from me today! This is my DT card for this week's challenge at Crafty Catz,
 the optional twist this time is to use 3 of your favourite colours. 
We are sponsored for this challenge by the fabulous


I made a stepper card featuring handsome Derek Dunderton with his favourite drink- a cup of tea!  
The digi is available HERE.
I used my favourite festive colours of red, green and white and my Copic markers to colour. This card is for my brother- his  bottomless capacity for drinking tea is legendary! 
I am not exaggerating.

There's plenty more inspiration over at Crafty Catz, so why not grab yourself a cuppa and head on over for a visit. 
Thanks for visiting.
Happy Weekend.
Challenge entries:
unicorn #93
christmasbingo #4 G red/die cut/fancy fold

Wednesday 15 November 2023

Blue hues at Fab'n' Funky

 Good morning, time for a new challenge at Fab'n' Funky-
 Buffy is hosting this fortnight, her chosen theme is 
ALL BLUE HUES, lots of different shades of blue on your projects.

I used a mixture of Card-io stamps to create the wreath and little scene on my card, stamping the images in various shades of blue Versafine ink and adding touches of white embossing powder to give a snowy effect. The background is stencilled using blue Distress inks. 

There are some beautiful creations from my lovely teamies over at the challenge blog, plenty of ideas to inspire you, so please hop over for a visit, I'm looking forward to seeing what you create for this lovely theme so please don't be shy, you have two weeks to join in!

Thanks for stopping by



Challenge entries

Cardz4guyz #335

hollyandivy #152

TIOT Baby it's cold outside

dreamvalley #305

useyourstuff #479

daisychain #80


avenue613- Embossing