Sunday 26 June 2022


 Good afternoon,  hope you're enjoying a pleasant and relaxing Sunday. I've had a lazy day today, it's a bit windy for sitting in the garden although the sun IS shining, so it was a toss up between summer house and craft room- craft room won. I had every intention of making a Christmas card/s but this happened! Never mind, being the proud 'owner' of 4 granddaughters I can never have too many 'girly' cards, they like them for their friends birthdays. As you can see from the photo it's fairly CAS, digi image (so girly!) is from Polkadoodles as is the stamped sentiment. I coloured with my Copic markers and added some sparkle to her bodice with a sparkle pen, cut out with  a stitched edge die and matted onto DP. I stamped the sentiment, it all looked a bit bare so I added a little stencilling in the top left hand corner..... then sat on my hands to stop myself adding anything else! 

My daughter has just messaged me to say that my son in law, just back from a golfing holiday in Portugal, has Covid...again...along with 4 others from the golfing-party! He tested himself before visiting his grandmother who is in her late eighties- thank goodness he did. Anyway, take care out there-there's a lot of Covid about again just now....

Thanks for visiting



Challenge entries:

allsorts #682

polkadoodle #26

SAS4K Teens/tweens

aperfecttimetocraft #6

craftrocket #93

passion for markers #646

unicornchallenge #77

mmmchallenge #177

Friday 24 June 2022

Anything Goes or Get Well Soon at Crafty Catz

 Good morning,  another week has flown past and its time for our new challenge at Crafty Catz, hosted this week by Christine and sponsored by 

Prize- 3 digital images

Connie Fong Art is kindly giving a discount code to all our members for the period 24th June - 1st July
use the code 

The optional theme is
'Get Well', should you choose to use it - 

I used an adorable image, courtesy of our generous sponsor, available HERE, she's so pretty!  I've coloured with Copics, papers are from Polkadoodle, I've added die cuts and pearls and a stamped sentiment.
There are some gorgeous cards, created by my teamies using these sweet sponsor images, over on the Challenge Blog, so do head over and take a look and of course it'd be great to have you join us by linking up your own lovely creations.
Thanks for stopping by- have a happy weekend

Challenge entries:
asyoulikeit - masculine or feminine.
I do tend to make more feminine cards as our family is definitely 'girl heavy' and I find them easier to make as I have loads of girly stamps.

Wednesday 22 June 2022

Summer colours at F'n'F

 Good morning, hope the sun is shining for you as it is here. Our challenge at Fab'n' Funky for this fortnight has the lovely theme of 'Summer Colours' picked by our lovely N-Eva, who is hosting this week. I've chosen to use warm yellow/orange tones- makes me think of sunshine. The images and stamps are Aall & Create, coloured with copics and a white gel pen. The background was created on the gelli plate with added stencilling and stamping.

Please do check out the Challenge Blog, there's some fabulous  inspiration from my teamies and we'd love to have you join us this fortnight.

Thanks for visiting, have a great day



Challenge entries

colouringinscrapland-June Challenge

thepapershelter #517

Ellibelle June Challenge

mmmchallenge #177

craftsgalore #100

polkadoodle #25

Friday 17 June 2022

600th Challenge at Crafty Catz

 Good morning, the end of a fabulous sunny week has arrived along with a new challenge over at 
Crafty Catz. It's our 600th Challenge so definitely something to celebrate- we hope lots of you will join in this week.

Our sponsor this time  is Hetty Clare Art

It's my turn to host - as always the theme is Anything Goes - I've chosen the optional twist of Add a Sentiment .
I've made another easel card featuring the wonderful Tea Party Pony, such a cute and fun image, nice and easy to colour! 
Plenty more inspiration to be enjoyed over at Crafty Catz, so why not hop over and take a look- hope you choose to join in with our 600th challenge.
Thanks for visiting
have a fabulous weekend

Challenge entries

Sunday 12 June 2022

Crafty Calendar June Challenge

Hello, hope you're enjoying a pleasant Sunday afternoon. A quick post from me- still playing Catch-Up after my holiday. This card is for our June Challenge over at Crafty Calendar, which is sponsored by
 All Dressed Up, the theme is 'Anything Goes'
The image I have used isNew Hair Do, so sweet. I've used copics to colour in shades of grey- it looked a bit dull so I gave her a bright yellow bow. Papers are from my scrap box- so many to use up! I've added a stamped sentiment a die cut bow and tiny diecut buttons.I finished the back of card to match.

Please do hop on over to Crafty Calendar where you can enjoy the beautiful cards my teamies have made- there's still plenty of time to join in  so I hope you'll be inspired to do so! 

PS I'm happy to say that Marvin has made a good recovery and found his wag again! 
Thanks to those who asked after him- he sends you a great big sloppy labrador kiss!(Hope you have a tissue- or a towel- handy)

Thanks for visiting

Challenge entries
- Brunette, I always wanted really dark hair, it looks so glossy and healthy (sadly I am pale skinned with now- faded reddish hair...but I can dream...


Saturday 11 June 2022

Celebrations at Fab'n' Funky


 Good afternoon, this is my DT project for this fortnight's challenge at 
Fab'n' Funky- a bit late as I was on holiday, I had intended to schedule the post before I left.. but ran out of time! The theme for this challenge, chosen by our lovely Pat K, is 'Celebrations'. 

I made a bottle holder and tag, celebrations are always more fun with a glass of wine or two!  I found the template and instructions for the box here, very clear and easy to follow. I used a pre- cut tag- the stamps are Aall & Create - Boozer Dee, coloured with Copics.

Thanks for visiting, there's still plenty of time to join in with the challenge so please hop over to 

Fab'n' Funky for more inspiration from my lovely teamies.

Enjoy the weekend



Challenge entries:

creativefingers #233

crafterscafe #285

lovetocraft LTCCB#68

mirtillamente #10

artimpressions #329

Friday 10 June 2022

Sweet dreams

 Good morning, I'm fresh back from a lovely week in Dorset just in time for this week's challenge at Crafty Catz. We actually came home a day earlier than intended as Marvin was in the sea a lot and I think he has Limber tail-poor boy- he seems a lot more comfortable now but we wanted to be sure that we could get him to our own vet if need be... such a shame as he was having the best fun on the beach and playing in the waves- doggy heaven! I do enjoy going away and exploring some of our beautiful countryside and beaches but it's always great to be home and sleep in my own bed!

Anyway back to the challenge and the card... 

our sponsor this week is  Di's Digital Stamps

our optional theme is 'Cute Animals'.  I used a stamp from PInk Ink, coloured with Copic markers and added a little stencilling using a Lavinia stencil.

For more inspiration you can hop over to Crafty Catz to see some beautiful cards from my lovely teamies, remember our challenges are always 'anything goes' so hope to see you join in!

Thanks for visiting, I've loads of catching up to do- meant to schedule some DT stuff before I went away but ran out of time so I'll be back very soon! Will be round to visit your blogs as soon as I can.



Challenge entries

colourcrazy #22


sweetstampers #69

lilpatchofcraftyfriends #183

welovestamping June Challenge

thefairyandtheunicorn June Challenge

Saturday 4 June 2022

3 of a kind at Sweet Stampin'

 Good morning,  there's a brand new challenge starting today over at Sweet Stampin' Challenges, the theme for this fortnight is '3 of a kind' ie use 3 of something on your project- the possibilities are endless! I recently bought a few new Lavinia Stamps so out they came for a play! Three little mice dancing in the moonlight.

There's plenty more to see over at the main Challenge Blog, as usual my teamies have created some gorgeous cards for you to enjoy. It would be great to have you join in- sop easy this fortnight- just remember to include some stamping as well as your 3 of something!

Thanks for visiting, enjoy the rest of the weekend



Challenge entries:

Critter Crazy #63

classicdesign #6

colorfuloptions June Challenge

craftyanimals #62

worldwide #5