Saturday 28 November 2020

A photo challenge at Catch the Bug

Good afternoon- I'm a little late with this post- thought I'd scheduled it- but no, another senior moment! Anyway here's my card for this weeks photo challenge at 

Inspired by the above photo I made this -

 The image is-Autumn Jar, which I've coloured with Copics. Distress inks sponged around the panel. I added a some die cut leaves and an acorn., a tiny piece of twine and a stamped sentiment embossed in white. 

Thanks for taking the time to visit, have a very pleasant weekend



Challenge entries:

audsentiments #265

throughthepurplehaze #173 (top line across)

diesrus #157

Friday 27 November 2020

It's Friday- freebie time!


It's Freebie Friday at Catch the Bug, this week's free  image is a cute little fisherman- ignoring the cold and doing what he loves best!

I coloured the little guy with Copics and stencilled a cloudy background. Papers from stash, some die cut trees and an embossed banner.

There are a few computer issues with the Bugaboo store at present, Jodie is doing her best to get it sorted, so keep checking back if the new freebie isn't available just yet.

Thanks for visiting today- have a good weekend.



Crafty Catz Challenge #529- Optional Theme- Baby, It's Cold Outside

 Good morning, hope you're all keeping well and staying safe- only another 5 days now and we'll be out of the second Lockdown and into...oh yeah....level 3 restrictions, which is basically Lockdown with open shops...exactly as I expected! At least the weather has been fairly kind to us recently and we've been able to enjoy our daily walks without getting soaked, which is something to be grateful for. My granddaughter is now able to come out of isolation after having the virus and can return to school next week which is an even bigger thing to be grateful for! Her parents and sister are still testing negative so all good there, all in all things could definitely be a whole lot worse so I'm not complaining.

Anyway, I'll get back to the card, this week at Crafty Catz our lovely Jac (our own little NHS hero) is the host- her chosen theme is ' Baby it's cold outside'- optional as always.

Our sponsor this week is Morgan's Artworld

so some gorgeous images for the DT to play with. 
I used the beautiful Fantasy Fae 9 digistamp.
As usual I coloured  her up with my trusty Copics, -and  a clear sparkle pen. I fussy cut her and placed her inside the glittery silver frame, the snowy sky background paper is a freebie DP from a magazine. I added a die cut snowflake swirl and stamped sentiment embossed in silver. 
There's plenty more to see over at Crafty Catz, my lovely team mates have as always produced some fantastic creations for you to enjoy.
WE hope you choose to play along this week- remember the theme is optional!
Thanks for visiting

Challenge entries:
CRAFT  #578
Double D # Winter Blues
dragonflydreams Christmas/Winter

Saturday 21 November 2020

Happy Birthday Sweet Stampin'

Good morning, it's time for celebrating at Sweet Stampin' - today is our 11th birthday! We're inviting you to join the celebrations by creating a birthday car or project. 

It's almost exactly 8 years since I was invited to be a part of the amazing Sweet Stampin' team,and it's been my privilege and pleasure to get to know the talented and lovely ladies (past and present) who have been my team mates during that time- some of them since day 1. 

I will definitely be raising a glass (or 2) in their honour later today- I know- any excuse! 

Cheers, Sweetie's - here's to the next 11 years!

Oh, yes, the card- stamp is Art Impressions, colouring medium copic markers. papers from stash.

Hope you choose to join us this week- after all it IS a party!

Thanks for visiting and have a good day.



Challenge entries:

colourcrazy #45

yournextstamp #152 (3 ladies, 3 die cut candles)

sweetsketchwednesday #194

craftysentiments- 17/11 Challenge

retrorubber #148- stamp aprox 2-3 years old

dreamvalley #237

lovetoscrap #139

Friday 20 November 2020

Crafty Catz #528- Anything goes- Optional Twist - Christmas

 Good morning- what a week it's been! My eldest granddaughter (13) has tested positive for Covid and I'm waiting to hear the results of my daughter and younger granddaughter's tests, Both of them have had mild symptoms and were tested yesterday, just so grateful that none of them are feeling ill and keeping my fingers crossed it stays that way. Will be popping over later to leave some goodies on their doorstep, but believe me, I'm keeping my distance!  Up until just over a week ago I didn't personally know anyone who had the virus, but now in this short time, it seems to be spreading like wildfire here. Worrying.
Please, all of you, be careful out there and stay as safe as you can.
Anyway, back to todays card. It's for this week's challenge at Crafty Catz,

 sponsored by LeAnn's World 101

Our lovely host this week is Ginny, she's chosen the theme of Christmas which is, as always, optional.
The DT were given some lovely sponsor images to play with, I used one of the images from the Aerin set.
Please do hop over and check out the Challenge Blog, there is plenty of fabulous inspiration from the Crafty Catz ladies to admire and we hope you'll want to play along this week.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Challenge entries:
CRAFT #577


Wednesday 18 November 2020

Add a sentiment at Fab'n' Funky

 Good morning, I'm waiting to hear whether or not my eldest granddaughter has tested positive for Covid. She has had a high temperature but no other symptoms and was tested yesterday morning. The virus seems to be running rampant through our local schools,which, I suppose, was only to be expected. Much as I hate the idea of disrupting the children's lives and education any more than it already has been, I think that all the time the schools are open the virus has the perfect breeding ground. I'm just so thankful that the youngsters are on the whole likely to have just mild symptoms but of course it affects the lives of the whole family. Thank goodness the vaccines are on the horizon.

My card today is for our new challenge at Fab'n' Funky,the theme picked by our lovely Pat K is 'add a stamped or die cut sentiment' so plenty of scope there!.

I made this card some time ago for my lovely shopaholic friend- she's really pining at the moment- online shopping just doesn't do it for her!

The intrepid lady on the skateboard is an AI stamp, I think the stamped sentiment is part of the same set but definitely AI too. 

There are plenty more inspiration cards over at F'n'F, so do hop over and take a look, hope you feel inspired to play along this week.

Do take care out there- and thanks for taking the time to visit.



Challenge entries:

useyourstuff #410 (circles/ favourite colour -green/design paper)

aperfecttimetocraft #11

classicdesign -November Challenge

inkspirational #226

creativefingers #197


Tuesday 17 November 2020

We all need a hug sometimes...


Tuesday Is New Release day at Catch the Bug.
This week Jodie has created this really sweet little image for us- perfect for sending get -well messages.

I've coloured her with copics, glittered her wings, fussy cut and popped her onto a very simple card, the sentiment is stamped.
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Keep safe and well.

thecraftingchallenge- add a sentiment

Friday 13 November 2020

Crafty Catz Challenge #527 - Optional twist- Outdoor Pursuits

 Good morning. First of all I'd like to thank all of you who have left messages of sympathy, your kindness is much appreciated.

I'm needing to keep myself busy- or I just sit and mope- my house has never been so clean and tidy (I don't like it!) I've even cleared out my craftroom (much needed). We've walked for miles every day, fortunately the weather has been kind, so now I'm back posting again. 

Today's card is for this week's challenge at Crafty Catz, it's our lovely Christine's turn to host, the optional theme she has chosen is Outdoor Pursuits. Our sponsor for this week is 

I used a lovely sponsor image, Emily Winter Wonderland, which I've coloured with Copics. I've framed her with a beautiful snowflake die cut and added some whimsical trees. The sentiment is stamped.

As always there are some gorgeous creations from my lovely team- so do please hop over to

 Crafty Catz

 to take a look. Remember, anything goes for our challenges, you do not have to follow the theme to join the fun.

Thanks for visiting, will be around to visit your blogs very soon.



Challenge entries:

craftrocket #76

cutecardthursday. #660

abcchristmas- W -Winter Wonderland

hollyandivy #83

dreamvalley #236

creativecraftcottage #135

digidoodlestudio #33

Saturday 7 November 2020

Taking some time out

 Apologies for my sudden disappearance.

Mathilda, our beloved Great Dane passed away on Tuesday. 

We are totally devastated and I need to take a break for a short while.



Sunday 1 November 2020

Stella Says Sketch at Catch the Bug


There's a brand new sketch ready to play with over at Catch the Bug
here's the sketch

and here's the card I made featuring Heels and Accessories
The image is coloured with Copics and a sparkle pen, unfortunately (as usual) the sparkle doesn't show on the photo.

Click here for more inspiration from the team- and to add your own lovely entries.

This challenge is open for two weeks- so plenty of time to join in, after all we won't be going anywhere now we're in Lockdown again!

Thanks for visiting