Saturday 27 August 2022


 Good morning,  it's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin', the theme for this fortnight is food and/ or drink.
 I've used some fun  digistamps from Vera Lane Studios, teamed with some 'real' stamps for the border and wine glasses. Images coloured with copic markers and a little background stencilling. This card was inspired by my Daughter-in-law's experience during Lockdown last year- she's not a drinker but she said the only thing that kept her sane looking after a lively 7 year old and a demanding toddler was googling  ' holiday getaways  for two- no children allowed' - with a large glass of wine in hand, after she'd put the girls to bed! I doubt if she was the only young Mum doing this!

 Please take a look at the challenge blog, there's plenty of inspiration from the rest of the team and, hopefully, you'll be inspired to join us. We do need to see some stamping on your creations (digis are fine!) 

Thanks for visiting, enjoy the weekend.



Challenge entries:

cardz4galz #180 (3 people)

kraftychicks #626

creativeknockouts #467

MAWTT #145

jansdigistamps August Challenge

aperfecttimetocraft #8

cardsgalore August

Wednesday 24 August 2022


 Hi, it's been another hot and humid day today- I've spent quite a lot of it sitting in the shade reading, too warm to do much. Thunderstorms forecast for tonight with rain most of the day tomorrow- it's very much needed here in the SE.

 I made this CAS card using Peony, an adorable image from Mo Manning ( it was a Patreon freebie, I don't think it's on the website yet). This little piggy knows how to keep herself cool! Peony is coloured with Copics and I've added a stamped sentiment.

That's it from me today- I'm off out to meet some friends for dinner- too hot to cook (my excuse..and I'm sticking to it!)

Thanks for visiting



Challenge entries:

Passion for markers #655

TIOT Keep it simple

unicornchallenge #79

dragonflydreams food or drink

audsentiments #296

crittercrazy #65

thefourseasons August Challenge

Thursday 18 August 2022

Happy, happy dog

 Hello, I'm waiting for my son to arrive to collect me for baby-sitting duties, enjoying a quiet cup of coffee and writing this post- the calm before the storm. I don't think I'll be doing anything very peacefully for the next day or so...Emily has 'plans'!!!! I don't know what she's got up her sleeve but I'll find out soon enough! 

This is a card I made a while ago, inspired by Marvin running through a field, he just looked so happy with his ears flapping in the breeze and that huge tongue hanging out! He just loves to run and be free! 

The stamp is from Picket Fence, coloured with Copic Markers to look like my boy. The background scene is created with varios stamps and stencils. The base of the easel has stencilled pawprints and layered die cut sentiment.

It is a little cooler here and we have had some much needed rain but still struggling to sleep at night in these too- warm temperatures, ah well it won't last forever and soon  we'll be missing the sunshine, August is just flying past!

Thanks for visiting 



Challenge entries:

creativefingers #237

asyoulikeit - favourite domestic animal- 

dogs- because they  are loving, loyal and fun- they make me happy!

creativeknockouts #466

addictedtostamps #436

crittercrazy #65

craftyanimals #64

Wednesday 10 August 2022

Fairy Bridge


Hello, a quick post from me, sharing a card I created with Distress inks and some Lavinia stamps. Most of them are stamps I've had for some time, the foliage and grass stamps in the foreground are new- I really love the delicate grass one, it's so beautiful- my new favourite stamp!

It's a glorious day again today- much nicer than I expected, not nearly as hot as I thought it would be, so off for a read in the garden :)

Thanks for visiting



Challenge entries:

Stamping Sensations August Challenge

allsorts #688/9

kraftychicks #623

retrorubber #188 

(Most of the stamps are over a year old, the Fairy Bridge is at least 5 years old)

Saturday 6 August 2022

August Challenge at Crafty Calendar

 Good morning, it's time for our August Challenge over at Crafty Calendar,
 this month the theme is 'Anything Goes'
 and we're sponsored by Paper Nest Dolls.

The image I have used is Captain Owen,  I've coloured with Copic markers.  Papers from the Works and I've added some die cut fish and a stamped sentiment.

There are some fabulous inspiration cards from the rest of the DT over on the Challenge Blog so please hop over for a visit, it would be great to have you play along .

Thanks for visiting



Challenge entries

colourcrazy #31

mytimetocraft #487

MAWTT  #145

passion for markers #652

lilpatchofcraftyfriends #186

daisychain #66

classicdesign #8

Friday 5 August 2022

Mermaid wishes...

 Good morning, it's been another hot and very dry week here, haven't felt like doing a lot! I've sat about reading a lot of the time, made a dress for my youngest granddaughter...she loves it because it 'spins' when she 'swishes'! Had a lovely afternoon with my two sisters a few days ago- it's always great to see them both together, my brother who lives locally wasn't invited as he has covid for the third time! This time the symptoms were worse than previously but fortunately he's over it now. My two youngest granddaughters and DIL  came for the afternoon  on Wednesday, and at last, Charlotte the 3 year old, has decided that Marvin is not going to eat her! No shrieking in fear every time he gets within 10 feet of her and it was a real joy to watch them playing together and see her laughing when he tried to catch the bubbles! Marvin had a great time too- two little girls to play ball with, he couldn't believe his luck. 

I made this card just because I could, the sweet little mermaids are both Mo Manning digis, coloured with Copic markers, papers from theWorks, some stamped shells and starfish, hand-drawn seaweed (I don't have any seaweed dies!) and lots of tiny pearls. 

It's a glorious day today- warm sunshine, cloudless sky and a lovely cool breeze so I'm off to sit in the garden and read for a while- I'll try to ignore Marvin with his pesky ball as I know he's going to join me! (It won't be easy!)

Marvin with his beloved ball

Thanks for visiting, have a good weekend

Challenge entries:
colourcrazy #30
mytimetocraft #487
digichoosday #31
shoppingourstash #476
digidoodles #52
worldwide #7