Monday 20 December 2021

Ho ho ho- merry Christmas!

Hello, just a quick post to wish all my wonderful blog friends and followers a very happy Christmas and to thank you for all your support, friendship and lovely comments over this last year.  I think it's been another difficult year for all of us and I can't say that I'm sorry it's drawing to a close. Here's hoping that 2022 will be a happier and healthier year for all of us. 

I'm sharing the cards (last minute so the same design!) that I made for my son and daughter this year- this Santa stamp always makes me smile and I teamed it with a stamped sentiment that I know they will find funny- hope it makes you smile too!

Have a wonderful Christmas everyone however you choose (or are allowed !) to celebrate.


Friday 10 December 2021

Christmas Celebrations at Crafty Catz

 Good morning, it's time for our last challenge of 2021 at Crafty Catz, our lovely Sue is hosting, her optional theme for the week is 'Christmas Celebrations' and who better to sponsor us than the fabulous 


such a lot of fun images to choose from!
I've made an easel card featuring these two little guys, they're full of Chrismas Cheer and definitely celebrating!
Image coloured with Copics, then fussy cut. The base is made using torn edge hexogon dies, papers fron stash, die cut 'merry' x 2 and stamped sentiment.
Please do hop over and join the fun, there are loads of fun cards from my team mates to make you smile and inspire you to join in -it would be great to have you play along for this last challenge of the year- remember anything goes at Crafty Catz!
The winners and top picks will be announced next Friday (17th).

I haven't had the best week- tested positive for Covid last Friday! Fortunately I've had my booster, my symptoms haven't been too bad, I've been more ill with flu in the past, not like my poor daughter who is still suffering 10days after contracting the virus (I didn't get it from her, haven't been anywhere near!) she has been vaccinated but hasn't been able to get her booster yet. SIL has it too- but my husband is still testing negative- I'm really hoping that he doesn't come down with it just in time for Christmas! All I can say is if you haven't had your booster yet please get it as soon as you're able- I'm convinced it's what saved me from being really ill. 
5 days to go and then I can go outside again - getting a bit stir-crazy now!

Thanks for stopping by today
Take care everyone!

Challenge entries
thepapershelter celebrations
intaas #123

Saturday 4 December 2021

It's Christmas at Crafty Calendar

 Here I am again with my second card today- it's our last challenge of 2021 at  Crafty Calendar- the theme? - you've guessed it - Christmas!  Our sponsor this month is the fabulous


I used this fun sponsor image, A Bumpy Ride which I've coloured with Copic markers. I've added some die cut trees and stars and touches of glitter as well as a die cut sentiment.

Please come and join in over at Crafty Calendar- the more the merrier!

MAWTT #137
CRAFT #620
thefourseasons - December Challenge

allsorts #653


Anything Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenges

 Good morning, I have two posts today- both DT makes. This one is for our last challenge of the year at Sweet Stampin'- the theme is ' Anything Christmas Goes' and we're keeping this challenge open for 4 weeks so there's plenty of time to join in. 

I'm still needing a few cards that are mail- friendly so I made a CAS card using my Lavinia stamps- just 2 stamps used this time the magnificent Magnus and a berry bough.  A little sponged Distress Ink to create the impression of a snowy background and loads of red stickles on the berries.

We'd love to have you join us this month, pop over and see what the rest of the DT have been up to- some seriously gorgeous cards to admire, then add your own beautiful creations- please remember to stamp something.

Thanks for looking- I'll be back in a bit with another DT make.



Challenge entries:

audsentiments #289


kraftychicks #588

crittercrazy #57

TIOT winter wonderland

intaas #122

Friday 3 December 2021

It's a cracker!

Good morning, it's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Catz our lovely Nick is hosting and we're sponsored by thbe fabulous

Visit Our Shop
The optional twist for this week is Fancy folds (more than one fold)
The DT were given some brillliant images to play with, I used 

Crackers- such fun!
and made a gatefold card,
Image colored with copic markers , I added a few sequins and shiny stars, cut the image in half to fit on each side of the gate fold- on the inside there is a die cut 'merry Christmas' sentiment and more of the stars and sequins.
I made a band using  die cut fairy lights to keep it closed.

Not too long now until the big day is here- fingers crossed it will be an improvement on last year despite the ominous Omicrom.

Thanks for visiting, keep yourselves as safe as you can and have a good weekend



Challenge entries

colourcrazy #48

Winter Wonderland- December Challenge 

MAWTT #137

aperfecttimetocraft #12

craftssgalore #94

mirtillamente #4

thecraftingchallenge- December

LTSCB #152 (Column 1 -Red, green, die cut)

sheepski #57



Wednesday 1 December 2021

Christmas at Fab'n' Funky Challenges

 Good morning, December has arrived and with it the last challenge for this year over at Fab'n' Funky, the theme is 'Christmas'.

I made a very simple rocker card, featuring an adorable Mo Manning snowman (or is it a snowgirl?) coloured up with copic markers and fussy cut to sit on top of the rocker base, which is decorated with die cut icicles and a snowflake frame...some tiny pink gems and lots of glitter! The hardest part was attaching the acetate panel (it was extremely badly behaved!) 

My teamies have been busy creating some beautiful cards to inspire you- you can see them here.

Remember our challenges last for two weeks now, so loads of time to join in- hope to see you there :)

Thanks for stopping by



Challenge entries:

hollyandivy #106

cutiepie #165

dreamvalley #260

mmm #162

allsorts #652

lilredwagon #630