Thursday 30 May 2013


Good morning. Thursday already and time for the new challenge at Southern Girls
This week we're challenging you to game of bingo!
Our amazing sponsors this fortnight are  the Paper Shelter and Saturated-Canary! I chose to use Rapunzel  from the Paper Shelter ( well, that's not strictly true, my little granddaughter is obsessed with 'Punzel' and as she was 'helping' me to choose.....).
I used the top row of the bingo card, gems, ink, and ribbon.
The image is coloured with copics, cut out (except for the edge of the wall, which is torn and distress inked. I drew the window which is painted with distress ink as well. The trellis is made with criss crossed ribbon, the ivy is a Marianne Design die.... and the little flowers are a punch. The' view through the window' is stamped, coloured with copics except for the sky which is again distress ink. I had a lot of fun making this little scene!
We'd love to have you play with us this challenge!
deepocean ribbons and/or laces
lacysunshine anything goes
pileiton bird
crazy4challenges no patterned paper
sweetstamps flowers
crafting-with-dragonflies one for the girls
fabnfunky girly

Tuesday 28 May 2013

Back again!

Back again! I just can't seem to keep away this week, don't worry it won't last...just making the most of the free time I have before my gorgeous (but very busy!!!) granddaughters arrive for their 2 night sleepover (I hope 'sleep' is the appropriate term!!)
I told you I couldn't resist this weeks Less is More challenge, and by an amazing coincidence I just happen to have bought some of these fab 'Acid Drops & Whatnots' stamps last week at Biggin Hill!
Well it would be really rude not to use them wouldn't it! They are great to use as they look good just stamped, no colouring at all! However I chose to add just a tad of colour with my copics. The frames are hand cut as I wanted a kind of Art Nouveau effect and I don't have any dies suitable. The outer frame is meant to a bit wavy (honest!)
Thanks for looking!
 LIM;# 121- Humour
CASonsunday Make it masculine

Monday 27 May 2013

Hand over the chocolate!!

I'm back with my entry for this weeks Less is More challenge :Humour. I couldn't resist playing along with this one... watch this space... there may be more!
Back to sitting in the garden now... it's a hard life!

more butterflies!

Good morning! And what a lovely sunny bank holiday Monday! Two weeks have flown past (once again!) and it's time for a new challenge at Songbird! The theme for this is 'All Creatures Great and Small' sponsored by the fabulous Pink Gem Designs (they have some fabulous new vintage style digis, check it out!)
For my card I chose to use the very cute 'Butterfly Chloe' (thank you Pink Gem!.)
Please take the time to hop on over to Songbird Challenges to see the beautiful cards the rest of the DT have made, we would love to see your fabulous cards too!
Thanks for calling by!
Enjoy the sunshine!
Challenges entered:
dreamvalley animals
lacysunshine anything goes
sketchycolors yellow light green white
thatcraftplace dies and punches
thesquirrelandthefox here come the girls
pinkgem bring on the sunshine
disdigidesigns winged things
digihaven butterfly

Sunday 26 May 2013

Challenge#7 at Hobbycutz

Good morning! I'm back again with my DT project for the new challenge at Hobbycutz. This fortnight my lovely and talented teamie,  The Cook, has set the challenge and the theme is flowers / roses. So can use any kind of flowers, it doesn't have to be roses, and there is no need to use a Hobbycutz product on your entry, although of course we'd love it if you do... and there is an extra chance of winning a prize! This fortnight the prizes are sponsored by Robyns Fetish and Hobbycutz.
I decided to make a scrapbook LO for a change.
I have used a beautiful sunflower digital image from Robyns Fetish, printed in various sizes coloured with copics , cut out and randomly placed around the LO, the lovely Swirly-Strips border is from  Hobbycutz. The gorgeous girlies are my granddaughters!
I really love scrapping and whenever I make a LO I think I should do this more often... but somehow I don't get round to it.
Well, that's all from me for now... Thanks so much for stopping by, please don't forget to visit the Hobbycutz Challenges blog to discover and admire the rest of the team's fabulous work and we would love to see your gorgeous flowery creations.
milkcoffeechallenge flowers
addictedtostamps anything goes
digistamps4joy spring
rheddandrosies blooming
simonsaysstamp take a picture
canyoudigiit anything but a card


Saturday 25 May 2013

Thunder storms and butterflies

Good morning! Hope you're all having a lovely weekend so far... at least it's not raining here, there's even a bit of sunshine and I'm not freezing cold for a change! We had a thunderstorm last night, a new experience for Mathilda, my large but very wussy Great Dane pup! Needless to say she was not impressed!  I had to sit with her until it had passed, I think she made more noise barking than the thunder! Still, she thought she was protecting me from some kind of alien invader!
On to the card, I followed the sketch at flutterbywednesdays,  the image I used is Fairy Fae  from Delicious Doodles,( I was lucky enough to win it recently from One stitch at a time, but haven't had time to use it until now!) Coloured with copics and I used twinkling H2Os on her wings and on the butterflies, it doesn't show in the photo but they have a lovely subtle shimmer IRL! Thanks for looking, enjoy the rest of the lovely long weekend -hope there's no more thunder!
digihaven butterflies
dutchdare flutterby butterfly
flutterbywednesdays sketch
flourishes/timeless-Tuesday butterflies
LEJ diecuts/punches
onestitchatatime use digi

Saturday 18 May 2013

Doodled bugs!

... well doodled bees, anyway! This weeks challenge at Sweet Stampin' is to add some doodling to your project! Personally, I don't mind a little bit of doodling but there has been much wailing and gnashing of teeth from some of the DT!
For my card I used this lovely little baby bee fairy from Mo Manning, coloured with copics. The bees on the yellow circle are hand doodled as is the little bee by the hand written sentiment. The 2 little bees in the top left corner are cut with a memory box die, their wings are cut from acetate, which doesn't show very well in the photo but is quite effective IRL!
Thanks for taking the time to look! Please hop over to Sweet Stampin' to check out what the rest of the DT have made... fabulous creations despite all the anguish! Then get out your pens and start doodling - you could win a prize from one of our lovely sponsors-Sir Stampalot, Crafters Companion or The Ribbongirl.
Have a lovely weekend!
Challenges entered:
Creative Shopping Challenge anything that flies
foreverfriends anything goes
natalieandamy things with wings
ourcreativecorner anything goes
craftyribbons no design paper
myheartpieces anything goes
craftsandme #133 use a digi
papermakeupstamps great outdoors
get inky die cuts
paperplaytime buttons or brads
nomatterwhich things with wings
animalfriends chequered or stripes

Tuesday 14 May 2013


Good afternoon! here's a quick card I made for this week's Less is More challenge. The theme is a one layer card with a coloured card blank. My favourite Penny Black stamp, some letter stamps, a few coloured pencils and a white gel pen, job done, Cheers!
As this is a rather quick post I thought some of you might like to see some pictures of my baby - a very large baby now! She was 7 months old when these were taken...she's now 8 months and still growing fast!
feeling very sorry for herself after her eye op
not amused!!!
2 weeks later- enjoying herself on the beach

wish you were here!

just showing me who's boss!

Monday 13 May 2013

Bloomin' Summer!

Good morning my lovelies! Hope you enjoyed the weekend, mine would have been better if there had been a bit more sun and a bit less wind chill! Hope we're not in for another bloomin' miserable summer!
I'll stop moaning now and move quickly on to the new challenge at Songbirds which is "Bloom and Grow" - a lovely theme where you can really go to town adding all those gorgeous flowers to your cards! We are sponsored this  fortnight by SKdigis who gave us some images to play with. I have used the very cute Bo the Dragonfly to make my card, he's coloured with copics and then I added an extra layer to his wings made from acetate coloured with alcohol inks and sprayed with glimmer mist (messy... but fun!).
Please pop over to Songbird Challenges now, check out the gorgeous cards my team mates have made and then why not enter one of your own lovely flowery cards into our challenge, go on... it'll be fun!
Have a great week, here's hoping for some sunshine!!!
Challenges entered:
pinkgem -things with wings
creativecorner things with wings
pennys paper crafty diecuts/punches
simonsaysstamps things with wings
opus-gluei bouquet
nomatterwhich things with wings
lovetocreate flowers
papermakeup great outdoors

Sunday 12 May 2013

Challenge 6 at Hobbycutz

Good morning! I hope the sun is shining where you are! The days have flown past once again, so it's time for the new challenge at Hobbycutz! This time the challenge is 'more than one fold' . 

Here is my DT card for this challenge-
It's basically a 12"x4" strip of card folded in 3 and then the 2 outside flaps are folded diagonally, then decorated with DPs. The flower is made using Tim Holtz Tattered floral die, the leaf is from Hobbycutz. The verse is a stamp from Friends Stamps.
We are sponsored this challenge by
and there is also a chance to win an extra prize from Hobbycutz if you use one of their amazing products on your creation!
Please pop over to Hobbycutz Challenges   now to see the lovely creations the rest of the DT have made, hopefully you'll be inspired to play along with us, we'd love to see your beautiful projects.
Have a lovely day!
Challenges entered:
mytimetocraft - Show us the inside
sarahhurleychallenges shades of blue
sassystudiodesigns April showers bring May flowers
craftingforallseasons monochromatic
craftycreations something old (stamp) Something new (lasercut leaf)
freshbrewed flowers
thesisterhoodofcrafters  April showers bring May flowers
wordartwednesday anything goes

Saturday 4 May 2013

Let's make a scene...!!!

Good morning! The weekend is here ...and for those of us in the UK it's a long one....yay! I'm hoping the weather forecast is right for Sunday (sunshine, warm sunshine!) as we're planning on getting the barbie out! It was my son's birthday on Thursday and he's requested a family bbq to celebrate, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
Anyway...back to today, Saturday and a new challenge at Sweet Stampin'. This week we want you all to create a scene... so spit out your dummies, lay on the floor kicking and screaming, throw a mega wobbly in the supermarket... oh, not that kind of a scene! (Might be fun though...) A scene on your card or project!
I made my card for my son's birthday, he's an avid golfer and this image from QKR Stampede fitted the bill perfectly! I think it will make him smile!
Thanks for looking and don't forget to pop over to Sweet Stampin' to check out what my lovely and oh-so-talented teamies have made!
Have a fabulous weekend!
Challenges entered:
deliciousdoodles for the boys
digihaven use buttons
dutchdare sports
rubysrainbow furry friends
cardsformen animals

Thursday 2 May 2013

Feeling sentimental at Southern Girls

Good morning all, it's time for a new challenge at Southern Girls and this fortnight the theme is such an easy one-add a sentiment or quote! Yes, it's really that easy! We're sponsored by mariannedesign and there is a lovely prize on offer!
My card was made using a lovely spring image by Mo Manning, whish I have coloured with copics. The little birds are made using Marianne Creatables LR0206, the rest is self explanatory! Pop over now and check out my teamies lovely creations for more inspiration. I hope you'll be tempted to join in !Thanks for looking! Have a lovely day.
Challenges entered:
craftsandme -floral frenzy
creative belli - spring (I've had the yellow buttons for years!)
freshbrewed flowers
get inky flowers
scrappyfrogs think spring
onestopcraft buttons and bows
digihaven use a button