Wednesday 27 February 2019

A Christmas card

Good morning, the sun is shining, the birds are singing, the snowdrops and crocuses are basking in the I made a Christmas card! Can't say I'm very inspired to make Christmas stuff at the moment but wanted to join in with Rudolph Day! I'll be pleased I did when this year flashes by and December looms on the horizon!
This was quick to make as no colouring involved, a combination of diecuts, embossing folder, kraft, dp and a piece of cord. The sentiment is stamped, the little 'button' is die cut from Kraft card so it's flat to post too! I'm off now to make the most of the sunshine...the weather forecasters are saying that this amazing warm spell is coming to an was great while it lasted! :)
Thanks for stopping by

Challenges entered:
Rudolph Day
mmmchallenge #90
merrylittlechristmas #7

Tuesday 26 February 2019

...the end of the rainbow

Good morning, my card today features some adorable new images from Bugaboo, Ava Sitter and Deacon Sitter. These are two separate images, I merged them together, coloured with copics and fussy cut. I don't have a rainbow die so I used nesting circle dies, cutting in various sizes and sticking together. The 'pot of gold' is a free image i found on google...again coloured with copics. I added a few tiny die cut stars for some 'magic'! Sentiment is a stamp.
As always there are lots of fabulous makes from the DT to be enjoyed over at Catch the Bug.
Thanks for visiting

Challenges entered:
leannsworld  #11
colourcrazy #6
polkadoodle #8
qkrstampede #336
audsentiments #221 (die cuts/markers/fav

Friday 22 February 2019

Crafty Catz Challenge #550

Good morning, this week's challenge at Crafty Catz is hosted by Nick and she's picked the theme of  'Boys, boys, boys' always the theme is optional, but if you're like me then it's always useful to have a few masculine cards in your stash...never seem to be as many as there are girly ones!
Our sponsor this time is Beccy's Place


To make my card I used one of Beccy's cute freebies, Little Andy. Beccy is a very generous lady...there are loads of gorgeous free images on her blog!
I coloured the image using my copics (it's available pre-coloured too!)  papers from stash, stamped and embossed sentiment and football. 
To see what my lovely teamies have been up to this week, and to add your own creations, please click here to hop over to Craft Catz.
Thanks for stopping by..
Challenges entered:
watercooler #209
cutiepie #132
beccyschallenges February

Wednesday 20 February 2019

February Christmas Challenge at Fab'n'Funky

Good morning, it's our regular monthly Christmas spot over at Fab'n' Funky  It's a great way to get ahead on making your cards for this year...I know February sounds a tad early but we all know how quickly the year flies by! 
I used a cute image from the Paper Shelter to make my card, Rooftop Party, I think the robins are having a wonderful time...not too sure about the reindeer. I've used copics to colour, some snippets of dp and a stamped sentiment. 
Hop on over to Fab'n' Funky to see what my lovely teamies have created...then why not get started on your own Christmas makes while you're in the mood!?
Thank you for visiting.

Challenges entered;
hollyandivy #44
avenue613 #218
sparklesforum #113
winter wonderland-atg
CRAFT #501
thepapershelter #371

Tuesday 19 February 2019

New release day at Bugaboo

New Releases!
Good morning , Tuesday is the day we feature Bugaboo's latest images at Catch the Bug.
Here's my card featuring the sweet Fairy Girl
 I needed to make my card quite quickly, so kept it pretty simple. The background paper is from a 6x6 Hunkydory pad, Twilight Kingdom, and I used another piece of the paper in similar colours to create the frame. The fairy is coloured with copics, her wings and hair generously coated with Wink of Stella, I cut her out and popped her on a die cut branch in front of the moon. 
There's loads more to see over at Catch the Bug!
Thanks for visiting, have a great day
Challenges entered:
doubletrouble #22  (sentiment/image/sparkle)
useyourstuff #348
dreamvalley #196

Sunday 17 February 2019

Stella Says Sketch At Catch the Bug

Stella Says Sketch Challenge

Good morning, time for a new sketch challenge over at Catch the Bug-

Here's the sketch-
and this is my card featuring Rock Star Boy...he's one cool dude!
There's plenty more to see over at Catch the Bug!
Thanks for visiting, 
enjoy what's left of the weekend.

Challenges entered:

Saturday 16 February 2019

Love your Pet!

Good morning, this week at Sweet Stampin' we're celebrating Love Your Pet Day which falls on the 20th February.
For me, the best pet will always be a dog, so here's my card featuring a beautiful digi from ADFD. I've coloured with copics and added a stamped sentiment. 
There's plenty more to see over at the Challenge Blog, it would be great to see what you make of our challenge too, just remember to include an animal ...and some stamping!
Thanks for stopping by, hope you have a great weekend

Challenges entered
throughthepurplehaze #153
craftygalscorner #185
ellibelles February Challenge
words2craftby #62
cutiepie #132
2craftycrittercrazies #23
happycraft #2

Friday 15 February 2019


Hi, back again with my card featuring this week's Friday Freebie at Catch the Bug! Isn't he gorgeous, so round and cuddly! He was really quick and easy to colour too! For more inspiration using this fabulous digi, and to grab your freebie,  pop over to Catch the Bug.
Enjoy your day!

Crafty Catz Challenge #449

Good morning, it's Friday again ...already!!! ...and time for a new challenge at Crafty Catz. It is our lovely Janette's turn to host, I was so happy when she picked the (optional) theme of Keep it Simple as I'm having a bit of a CAS phase just now!
This week we have a fabulous sponsor Some Odd Girl
The DT were generously each allowed to choose an took me ages, there are so many and I'm not good at quick decisions, eventually I chose Reading Tia, she's so sweet and images of children reading always appeal to me! I printed her directly onto my background paper (a fairy story page I found on Google) then coloured with my trusty copics.  I tried stamping the sentiment directly onto the paper with black ink (fortunately I had the sense ...for try it on a spare piece because I didn't like it! So I used a brown ink, stamped onto cream cardstock ,cut it out and stuck it on- it looked much better. I outlined it with a dark brown fineliner. 
I have to say that this week I think my teamies have done an amazing job and I absolutely love each and every one of their cards...but don't take my word for it pop over to Crafty Catz and see for yourselves! It would be great if you choose to play along too, you don't have to use the theme (I hope you do though:) it's anything goes! 
Thank you for visiting, I'll be back later today with another card.
Challenges entered:
colourcrazy #5
polkadoodle #7
digichoosday #7
shoppingourstash  #389
incywincy make it girly
classicdesignteamchallenge Feb#2

Wednesday 13 February 2019

February Challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Good morning, it's time for our February challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'
To make my card I used an old PB wood backed stamp which remains a firm favourite, it stamps beautifully and I love the sketchy look of the deer, even if my granddaughter asked me why it's leg has fallen off :D The background was created with Distress Inks and masking, sentiment is stamped. I matted onto black cardstock and then Cracked ice mirri card. The die cuts are Sizzix Tim Holtz. I'm happy with the way it turned out...and it's nice and flat for posting! 
I do hope you decide to play along with us this month, February may seem a little early to get your head around making Christmas cards, but come December you will be so glad you did!
We have some lovely new teamies join us this month, I'm so impressed with the beautiful cards they've created (think I need to up my game as my daughter would say!), the rest of the team have produced wonderful cards as always, so just visit HERE to enjoy, and to add your own beautiful creations.
Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

Challenges entered:
addictedtostamps #328
cutencraftychristmas #6
hollyandivy #44
avenue613  #218
intaas #51
CCAYR  Feb Challenge (Silent Night)
Winter Wonderland.  Feb ATG

Tuesday 12 February 2019

New Release Day at Catch the Bug

Good morning, Tuesday is New Release showcase at Catch the Bug, I made a card featuring this week's cute digi.. Skelekinz Heart Peeker. I used my copics to colour and matted the image onto various sizes of die cut circles. Apologies for the poor photo, lighting issues! The background is actually a deep purple! 
For more ideas using this cute image hop on over to Catch the Bug !
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a lovely day.

challenges entered:
craftycardmakers #227
cutencrafty #20
dreamvalley #195
alohafriday #136

Friday 8 February 2019


Good morning, it's almost the weekend and time for a new challenge at Crafty Catz, asa always we have an optional theme for our Anything Goes Challenge, this week it's Jac's turn to host and she chose the lovely theme of 'hearts and flowers'. Our fabulous sponsor this time is SheepSki Designs

who provided the DT with some beautiful digis to play with.

The image I chose is Jo's Daffodils, I've always loved daffodils, to me they're the epitome of spring, so bright and beautiful. I used to buy them every week for my lovely Mum whilst they were in season. She used to love watching them open out from tight buds to a burst of sunshine colours, a touch of springtime to brighten her day (she was bedridden for a long time).
 I coloured the image with copics, distressed the edges and added a bit of stencilling.
As always there's some fabulous inspiration from the rest of the DT to be enjoyed HERE, and of course we'd love to have you play along, remember you don't have to use the's always anything goes at Crafty Catz.
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend
 Challenges entered:

Thursday 7 February 2019


Oldies But Goodies!
It's Oldie But Goodie day at Catch the Bug, I made a card featuring Video Game Guy, a perfect image for all those boys (and grown up boys!) who love to play video games! I've used copics to colour, and die cut my image with a wonky squares die (Spellbinders), papers from stash, a removable die cut tag with one stamped sentiment, the other sentiment is attached with an eyelet.

Thanks for visiting and for more inspiration using older Bugaboo images just hop over to

Challenges entered:
themaleroom  #104
everybody-art #440
ikesworld #117

Wednesday 6 February 2019

Hearts and flowers at Fab'n'Funky

Good morning, another week is rushing by, Wednesday already and time for a new challenge at Fab 'n' Funky, the theme this time is 'Hearts and Flowers'. 
I used an adorable image from Mo Manning, Love You to Bits, she's coloured with copics. I added some die cut hearts and a stamped sentiment...the flowers are on the background DP.
We'd love for you to play along with us this week, please click HERE to hop over and see what my lovely teamies have created to inspire you and to add your own fabulous project.
Thanks for visiting

Challenges entered;
unicorn #40
artisticinspirations #212
dragonflyjourneys. #133
creatalicious #156
digidoodle #13
allsorts #505
Tales from the Craft Room  #1

Tuesday 5 February 2019

New Release Day at Bugaboo

Hi, Tuesday is New Release day at Bugaboo, I made a card featuring this week's cute newbie, called Kitty Angel Love., for more inspiration using this little kitten hop on over to Catch the Bug to see what my talented teamies have created.
Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.
Challenges entered:
cutencrafty #19
paperplayers. #427
angiesdigitalstamps #28
dragonflyjourneys  #133

Sunday 3 February 2019

Thinking of spring....

Good afternoon, I think this is a first for me this year...a card made 'just because'...not a DT card! 
It's been winter long enough now...fed up with cold, wet and dark to say nothing of ice and snow (although I do know that we've been very lucky here compared to what some people have had/are having!) ...I'm so looking forward to the spring. I made this card to cheer myself up. It's a very simple matted design featuring an Aurora Wings cutie, Spring Sprite. I used copics to colour her, added a stamped sentiment and distress ink around the edges.
Hope you're all enjoying a lovely weekend.

Challenges entered: 
CRAFT  #499

Saturday 2 February 2019

February Challenge at Crafty Calendar

It's time for a great new challenge at Crafty Calendar, we have two lovely sponsors this month...the fun and fabulous Dr Digi

Our theme for this challenge is ...Add texture and use ribbon.
The lucky DT were each allowed to choose an image and I picked Hangover Hannah, this poor girl is really suffering!! The stamp is from a Creative Expressions stamp set..Cheers to You, papers, fibres and ribbon from my stash.
As always my teamies have created some fabulous cards for you to enjoy and of course we would love it if you choose to play along.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Challenges entered:
audsentiments #219
QKR Stampede#333
intaas #50 (Secret Diary of Bridget Jones)

Celebrating the Chinese New Year

Good morning. Over at Sweet Stampin' we are celebrating the  Chinese New Year (Tuesday  5th). We have a choice of themes for you...'Oriental' or 'Piggy''s the Year of the you choose!
I chose 'oriental' as I don't have many piggy stamps. 
The image on my card is a digi (Paperbabe) which I coloured ages ago and never got around to using. She's printed on kraft card and coloured with Polychromo pencils.  The dp is from a small (4.5x 6.5") pad, Far East by DCWV which I've had for ages. These papers are beautiful...textured with gorgeous colours and designs and I tend to hoard  save them for a special occasion. The flower and Chinese character stamp are part of a set of foam backed stamps that I've also had for a very long time, have no idea of make!
I hope you're tempted to play along this week with either of these great themes, just click here to hop on over and see which is the favourite theme choice for the rest of the DT.
Thanks for stopping by

Challenges entered:
addictedtostamps #326
Creative Moments #161
watercooler #206
digichoosday #5

Friday 1 February 2019

Freebie Friday at Catch the Bug!

It's Freebie Friday at Catch the Bug, here's the card I made using this week's cute image. Just hop on  over HERE for details of how to get your FREEBIE!

                                                     Freebie Every Friday!

Thanks for visiting today, have a great weekend.

Challenges entered:
cutitup #166
pattiescreations #155
cutecardthursday #567

Crafty Catz # 447 Anything goes with optional twist.

Good morning, happy 1st of the month! 
I've two cards to share today, here's the first, my DT card for our new challenge at Crafty Catz, it's Ginny's turn to host this week and she picked the  theme of  'lots of layers'- as always the theme is optional! We are lucky to have a great sponsor this week Morgan's Artworld

The DT were given some beautiful images to use, it was hard to choose between them

I used the sweet Country Child No.5, coloured with copics. Papers are Dovecraft Nature's Grace. The branch die is Sizzix Tim Holtz.
The DT  have created some fabulous cards using these gorgeous images to be seen over at Crafty Catz, so hop on over and have a look. 
Looking forward to seeing what you create for this week's challenge!

Challenges entered:
colourcrazy #4
polkadoodle #5
kraftychicks #440
citycrafter.  #447
morgansartworld #02