Friday, 9 April 2021

I tried...

Good morning, it's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Catz, this week our lovely Aunty Sue is hosting and the theme is Anything Goes- no twist this time!
Our sponsor for this challenge is the fabulous

I'm behind on my Christmas card making this year so I decided to make one for this challenge- a side step card featuring the wonderful Gus
I printed and coloured the image, then enlarged and printed the stack of bottles twice, coloured and fussy cut them and stacked them up on the side steps. I added a die cut sentiment to finish.
Please do hop over to Crafty Catz to see the fabulous cards the team have created this week and of course we'd love to have you join us - anything goes- so no excuses!

Thanks for looking

Challenge entries
CCAYR- G for Gus and Green
CHNC #536


Thursday, 8 April 2021

Wishing and smiling...

 Good morning, I'm snatching a quick moment to share this card - I've been trying to find time all week but someone is keeping me busy just now...

I have used some gorgeous stamps from Colorado Craft, coloured with Copic markers, papers from stash and die cut flowers.

Here's the little someone who has been taking up most of my time....
he's clutching the new toy that his 'auntie' sent him for Easter! 
He is growing so quickly- he put on 2 kilos in 2 weeks and now weighs 10 kilos, he's teething like crazy and it bloomin' hurts when he succeeds in testing them out on me!!! I won't be sorry when he grows out of that habit. He's a really good boy at night now- sleeps from 11pm- 7am - no accidents!
His training is coming along nicely too- at present we're having a one-to-one session with a trainer for half an hour a week and as soon as they open up again he'll be going to puppy socialisation classes. It's only a few days now until he can go for a short walk in the park which we're really looking forward to.
I can't believe that it's only just over 3 weeks since we brought him home, he has definitely filled our home and our lives- hard work sometimes but such fun!
I love that he looks as if he's smiling when he's asleep :)


Thanks for stopping by



Challenge entries:

allsorts #617/8

creativecraftcottage #139

daisychain #51

letscreate #170

pearlysparkles #61

sheepski-designs #49

markerchallenge #586

unicorn #64

Saturday, 3 April 2021

Easter bunny

 Good morning, today sees the start of April's challenge at Crafty Calendar, this month we are sponsored by Lawn Fawn

Our theme for the month is Easter or Spring
I made a double z fold card, the grassy border is a Lawn Fawn diecut, the  hidden eggs and chocolate bunnies are from a set of Lawn Fawn stamps, Eggstra Amazing Easter, the big bunny is Bebunni stamp.

As always there are some fabulous creations from the rest if the Crafty Girls to be enjoyed over at Crafty Calendar, and of course we'd love to have you play along with us this month.
Thanks for visiting
Wishing you a Happy Easter- with loads of chocolate!

Challenge entries:
MAWTT #129

Friday, 2 April 2021

A colour challenge at Crafty Catz- and a DT/GDT call

 Happy Easter weekend, I hope you all have a lovely time whatever you're doing this weekend, at least the restrictions have been relaxed a little here in the UK and we're allowed to have our families in the garden again- that means 2 Egg hunts here, 2 eldest granddaughters on Sunday, littl'uns on Monday ! I thought that at 14 and 11 the two older girls might not want to hunt for eggs in the garden they just looked at me as if I was bonkers!!! Hope we don't all get too cold!!

Anyway, back to the card...this week's challenge at Crafty Catz has the option of following a  colour chart picked by our lovely Ginny

our sponsor this week is the fabulous

the team were given some of their cute images to play with and my card features the sweet Maddy- Molly- Yorkie, coloured with Copic markers. Various papers from stash were chosen to match the colour scheme, a stamped sentiment and a bow. It looked a bit bare so I added the little flower- shaped buttons and doodled the leaves and stems.

My lovely teamies and our Guest Designers have created some fabulous cards this week using sweet sponsor images so please do hope over and check out the Crafty Catz Challenge Blog and the exciting news that we're having a DT/GDT call at the moment- if you fancy being part of our  friendly team, and you have a blog, then just contact our lovely Auntie Sue (all the details you need are on the Challenge Blog)

Thanks for visiting

Challenge entries:
markerchallenge. #585 Buttons, bow

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Snowman hugs

 Good morning, it's the last Wednesday of the month which means it's time for a Christmas themed challenge at Fab'n' Funky. I made a very quick card featuring a really cute snowman couple from QKR Stampede. It was super- quick to make as I found a small stash of images I had coloured some time ago and never got around to a simple layout and added a couple of wooden snowflakes and a stamped sentiment- job done! There's plenty to see over at the Challenge Blog, so if you're wanting to get started on your Christmas cards and looking for inspiration please hop over and take a look!

Hasn't the weather here been glorious over the last couple of days- it feels like a gift to be able to sit in the garden, enjoy the sunshine and chat face-to-face with friends. I'm making the very most of it while it lasts- not looking too good at the end of the week.

Thanks for visiting



Monday, 29 March 2021


Good evening, here are some cards I made in order to enter this month's Rudolph Days Challenge. I am trying to enter the challenge every month this year, nearly didn't make it this time and it's only March!.
It was my birthday back in January and my husband treated me to some gorgeous Lavinia stamps, I still haven't had time to play with them all yet so I decided it was time to ink up the magnificent Magnus. I liked how the card turned out so  I made another using different coloured inks for the background and changing the Berry stamp for the trees.

Apologies for this wonky photo!

It's been a fantastic day here, warm and sunny, had a lovely afternoon in the garden with a friend (it's allowed!!!) who brought Lottie, her year old Cockapoo for puppy playtime with Marvin. He had a wonderful time...I don't think poor Lottie quite knew what hit her.... 
After Lottie had gone home Marvin slept for two hours solid...oh the peace! 
Thanks for visiting

Challenge entries:
Rudolph Days March Challenge
CHNC #535
inkspirational #235 Fur/feathers
Winter Wonderland Trees (2nd card)


Saturday, 27 March 2021

Colour inspiration at Catch the Bug.


Hi, I'm back with a second card today, this one is using the above colour inspiration photo for this week's challenge at Catch the Bug

The image I've used is an old favourite of mine- Clyde Spring, it coloured with Copic Markers and I've added glossy accents to his eyes. Papers are a random selection from stash, a stamped sentiment, some die cut daisies and tiny buttons.
Thanks for visiting today

Challenge entries:
sisterhoodofcrafters. -Easter/Spring
Cheerful Sketches- March Challenge