Saturday 29 October 2022

Polar Bear Party


Good morning and happy weekend, another 'just because'  card I made to join in a few challenges!

 I used the sketch from Moving Along with the Times

and one of my favourite Christmas stamps, Polar Bear Party from Whipper Snapper Stamps. These guys come out every year for an airing- I never tire of colouring them, the stamp stamps beautifully and is easy to cut out, also I haven't seen anyone else use it - I'm sure they have but I haven't seen it! So this card also fits the current challenge at 

It's for Christmas, aways a special celebration, so I'm entering this weeks  700th Challenge at Allsorts

The bears are stamped, coloured with Copic markers, fussy cut and popped up on foam. Papers are Carta Bella- All bundled up. Added embellishments are die cut snowflakes, tiny flat back pearls and 3 extra mittens, cut from the dp and popped up on foam so I'm also entering into the current challenge at

My Christmas card stash is growing slowly but steadily, I'm hoping that there'll be no last minute panic this year- it will be a first!

Thanks for stopping by today, much appreciated!

Friday 28 October 2022

Snowman Hugs

 Good morning, hope you've all had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend, last one in October! I received my first Christmas card a couple of days ago- I've heard of being organised...but October!!!?? 

My card today is for our new challenge over at Crafty Catz. Our sponsor for this week is 

our lovely host is Billie , who has chosen the option of 'Use Kraft', but as always you can play along with anything you choose.
I used It's Snowing, a cute sponsor digi that I already owned, very quickly coloured with markers and placed inside the die cut wreath. 

Plenty more to enjoy over at Crafty Catz so please hop over and check out the fabulous cards from the rest of the team.

Thanks for visiting
happy weekend

Challenge entries:
abcchristmas - u for unusual colours
winter wonderland- let it snow
Rudolph Days October Challenge

Tuesday 25 October 2022

Autumn magic

 I'm having a quiet day today, a little time to play and make a 'just because' card.  I made a step card as I haven't made one of  these for ages. The centre panel is a woodlland scene with die cut tree trunks over a distress ink background- colours inspired by our local woods- so beautiful just now. I coloured up another sweet little image from Mo Manning, Fairy Tuttle, another new aquisition that I just couldn't resist! Fussy cut her to stand on the step. I added some cute die cut toadstools , a bunch of leaves and berries tied with string,  and a stamped sentiment. 
Thanks for stopping by

Challenge entries:
intaas #145
allsorts #699
thefairyandtheunicorn October Challenge

Saturday 22 October 2022

Trick or Treat!

 Good morning, here I am back again already with my DT card for this fortnight's challenge at
the theme  is 

Halloween or use Halloween Colours. 

I made this card for my two younger granddaughters, Charlotte is only 3 so nothing too scary! The digis are all from Sweet November, coloured with Copic markers- a lot of colouring here- kept me quiet for ages! I masked the houses and used distress inks to colour the sky, added some die cut bats and stamped the sentiment. I had a lovely time making this and I'm pleased how it turned out! 

As always, the Sweeties have been busy creating some fabulous cards so do please hop over for a visit!

Thanks for visiting and enjoy your weekend.



Challenge entries

colourcrazy #42

creative creases #43

paperdragonfly #10

audsentiments #298

craftrocket #97

cardz4galz. #184

creativecraftinguncles #34

mirtillamente #14

Friday 21 October 2022

Add a ribbon at Crafty Catz

 Good mornig, well where did that week go???  What with my brother moving house on Monday, flu jabs, daughter's birthday on Wednesday and Granddaughter's birthday today I don't know whether I'm coming or going! We are looking after the birthday girl today as it's half term for her, and her parents and sister will be at work/school. Picking her up at 10am for a leisurely brunch, at 13 years old and being a sporty girl she has an amazing appetite, though you'd never believe it to look at her- she's already 5 ft 8 and skinny as a rake and looks as if nobody feeds her! 

Enough of my waffle and on to the card which is my DT make for this week's challenge 

We are sponsored  by Hetty Clare Art
Bridget is our lovely host for this week and her chosen theme is Add some ribbon or twine- of course the theme is optional for anyone who wishes to play along.
The image I used was one I already owned, Flower Girl, so sweet! 
I've once again used my Copic markers to colour. I've used various remnants of DP to layer up my design and added a large red bow.
There's some fabulous inspiration from the rest of the team over on the challenge blog, so please do head on over to admire their lovely creations. Remember Crafty Catz is an anything goes challenge so it's always easy to join in ...and I hope you do! 
Thanks for visiting
See you soon!

Challenge entries:

Thursday 20 October 2022

Guest design for C.R.A.F.T. Challenge

 Good morning, having recently been a Top 3 pick at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge I was invited to be a Guest Designer for this week, of course I was very happy to accept, thank you ladies .

The sponsor for this challenge is the fabulous Paper Shelter and the theme is Christmas- Non-traditional Colours.

The team was given this pretty digi to use,  Santa's Cute Helper, I coloured her up with my Copic markers and created a little background scene with stamps and inks, splattered on some 'snow'. The sentiment is a stamp and I've added some bling and die cut snowflakes . 

There's plenty of lovely inspiration from the CRAFT team over at the challenge blog so do head on over and take a look.

Thanks for visiting



Challenge entries:

abcchristmas u for unusual colours

aperfecttimetocraft #10

Ally's Angels #63

craftyfriends #160

Wednesday 19 October 2022

Seasons Greetings at Fab'n' Funky

 Good morning, hope everyone is having a good week so far. It's been a busy one for me- my brother moved into his new home on Monday so I've been cleaning out cupboards and unpacking boxes and boxes of his belongings. He moved from the house where we all grew up, a big house with large rooms to a newer, much smaller house - far easier to maintain and perfect for him as he lives on his own now. He got rid of so much furniture and stuff but it was amazing how much he still had- I think he's going to have be more ruthless than he already has been, it's really difficult to judge what you need before you move in! It's looking good in the new house now though, only boxes in the spare bedroom left to unpack! I'm sure he's going to be very comfortable and happy there.

Todays card is for our new challenge at Fab'n' Funky  The theme for this fortnight is 'Seasons Greetings' chosen by Buffy. I made a CAS Christmas card using a cute image and sentiment from Mo Manning. I coloured the little elf with Copic markers matted it onto dark red card and a kraft card base...and that's it really! 

For more inspiration from the Fab'n' Funky girls hop over to the Challenge Blog, we'd love to have you play along this fortnight.

Thanks for visiting



Challenge entries:

digichoosday #41

hollyandivy #126

worldwideopen #10

peaceonearth #26

allsorts #698

thefairyandtheunicorn October Challenge

Friday 14 October 2022

Something wicked...

 Good morning, this is my DT card for our new challenge at Crafty Catz which starts today. Our lovely sponsor for this week is 

the theme is Anything Goes with an option of Purple,Orange and Black.
The image I have used is from the Toil and Trouble set (thanks Beccy).  I printed the image( no colouring this time!) masked it and used purple and orange distress inks to create the background, added a little stencilling to the moon, stamped the cobweb and added a few die cut bats. the sentiment is from the same set as the image. 
Take a look at the Challenge blog to see what the rest of the team have created with these fab images, then why not play along- you could be the lucky winner of some of Beccy's fabulous images.
Thanks for visiting and have a lovely weekend

Challenge entries:
unicorn #81
twooldbats October Challenge

Wednesday 12 October 2022

Birthday Girl!

 Hello, hope you're all having a good day. I've been shopping today, wandering around for what seems like hours looking for gifts for my daughter and granddaughter who both have birthdays next week- really bad planning on my daughter's part- her birthday has been massively overshadowed since the birth of her younger daughter almost 13 years ago now! 

This is the card I made for Ruby, this image made me smile-perfect for a sports- mad girl who also likes to be girly sometimes! Her passion is football, she plays for two teams and the school team, has won countless medals and trophies and is perfectly happy getting muddy cold and wet! Definitely doesn't take after me!

The image is from Krista Smith (previosly Saturated Canary) and I had a great deal of pleasure colouring her with my markers. As you can see, the design is very CAS, just added some die cut sentiments.

Thanks for stopping by



Challenge entries:

digichoosday #40

Passion for Markers #662

mmmchallenge #185

lilpatchofcraftyfriends #191

colourcrazy #39

classicdesign #10

Friday 7 October 2022

Autumn Enchantment

 Good morning, it's Friday again and that mean's a new challenge begins at Crafty Catz.

This week our lovely sponsor is


Janet is hosting this week and she's chosen the theme of Autumn Colours, which is as always optional for anyone wishing to join in.

I used a sweet sponsor image, Autumn Enchantment, which I've coloured with my trusty copics. I used Distress Inks, Lavinia Stamps and stencils to create the background papers and added some die cut acorns and leaves to finish.

Loads more inspiration from the rest of the team over at Crafty Catz so do take a look, and of course we'd love for you to play along this week.

Thanks for visiting, have a happy weekend



Challenges entered:

craftrocket #97

craftygalscorner #235

ellibelle. October Challenge

classicdesign October Challenge

pearlysparkles #78

thefourseasons October Challenge


thefairyandtheunicorn #October Challenge

Wednesday 5 October 2022

'Emboss it' at Fab'n' Funky

 Good morning all, hope your week is going well.
 My card today is for our new challenge at Fab'n' Funky, this fortnight our lovely host is N'Eva and she'd like to see embossing on your creations- wet or dry.

I coloured up this little cute from Conie Fong, added a little stencilling to the background, stamped the sentiment and matted her onto the heart-embbossed panel (sorry, no idea of the make of the EF). I've added a bow with a tiny heart tag and a couple of little brads.

Pop over to Fab'n' Funky to see what the rest of the DT have created- you won't be disappointed! I hope you can find the time to play along this fortnight.

Thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.



Challenge entries

Critter Crazy #67

aperfecttimetocraft #10

allysangels #62

creationsinpink #50

morgansartworld #10

sweetstampers #72

colourcrazy #38

Saturday 1 October 2022

Crafty Calendar October Challenge

Good morning, this month's challenge at Crafty Calendar starts today, the theme is Halloween, a great choice as we're bing sponsored by Oddball stamps so achance to use some of  their cute and creepy images. I've used two of them to make my card, part of the creepy grave and boneyard scene and Blood Thirsty Becky (minus her balloon)- wouldn't want to be meeting this girl anytime soon! Images were coloured with Copic markers, background scene created wuth Distress inks. I added some die cut bats and sentiment. 

There's always plenty of inspiration over at Crafty Calendar so please do hop over for a fright! Then it's your turn- we'd love to see what you create for this fun theme.

Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely weekend



Challenge entries:

polkadoodle #40

mostmagicaltimeoftheyear #1

countryview October Challenge -Halloween

mirtillamente #14

sheepski #67