Friday 31 May 2024


 Hello, another wet day here and those paw prints on my card are looking a very familiar sight- unfortunately the ones here are a lot bigger...and muddier, hope the sun decides to make an appearance soon! 

The card is for our new challenge at Crafty Catz, which is sponsored by the fabulous Dr Digi It's my turn to host this fortnight and the added twist I chose is 'Use a stencil' t as always the twist is totally optional. The fun dog is Fetching Fido, courtesy of our lovely sponsor, he looks so happy with his ball, which made me smile thinking of our Marvin and his 'precious'. He just loves a ball! We don't give him tennis balls as apart from the fact that they don't last him 5 minutes and get disgustingly soggy, they're not particularly good for dogs- but that doesn't stop him finding them nearly every time we go out- he retrieves them from the depths of undergrowth and brambles- the more revolting the ball, the happier my dog! He proudly carries them, along with his own ball for the rest of the walk, it's amazing how much he can fit in his mouth at once...

Marvin with Precious

Anyway, the image is coloured with markers, I've stencilled the sky, stamped some grass and given him a smart die cut kennel and a fence to keep him safe. The paw prints are stencilled too.

Thanks for visiting, hope the weather is better where you are.



Sunday 26 May 2024

Snow one like you

 Hello,  here's something rare from me these days- a non DT card! I've made very few Christmas cards so far this year, I know I'll regret it later on! I made this to join in with the May Rudolph Day Challenge.

I made a tent fold card with a circular aperture, DP from the Works. Snowflake frame has lost it's packaging so not sure of brand but could be Studio Light? Tiny gems to decorate the frame and a stamped, embossed sentiment.

The stamp is from Whipper Snapper, coloured with Copic markers, I tried to match the snowy sky as closely as I could to the DP. 

Hope you're all enjoying a lovely weekend, we're just off out for lunch now-

no cooking- happy days!



Challenge entries:

peaceonearth #64


CRAFT #721

ilovemarkers #559

PFM #740

rudolphdays May Challenge

Wednesday 22 May 2024

It's a boy!

Good morning,  there's a new challenge starting today at Fab'n' Funky
The theme for this fortnight is 'Square'- that's it, couldn't be easier..
I'm sharing the card I made for my lovely friend Sue, who is the very proud grandmother of a new baby boy. I did have another card in reserve in case baby hadn't arrived but little Ethan made his entrance last week- and the card has been received.
I used a cute Mo manning digi, Copic markers to colour,  my favourite baby boy papers (Echo Park) and followed a sketch from Cheerful Sketches.  
I made a girl version too as we didn't know which sex the baby was :)

Well, that's it from me today, thanks for stopping by and please do take the time to check out the fabulous cards from the rest of the DT over at Fab 'n' Funky


Challenge Entries :
allsorts #781
PFM #740

Saturday 18 May 2024


 Good morning, here's a mid month reminder of our May Challenge at Stamping Sensations.
Sponsored by AALL & CREATE

This is the optional mood board

I took my inspiration from the colours and the toadstools.

The stamp I used is part of a set from Pink Ink, I've used Copic Markers to colour the image and background and added a stamped sentiment.

You still have plenty of time to join in, please visit the main challenge blog for more inspiration, details of how to play along and the fabulous prizes on offer.
Thanks for visiting.
Happy Weekend!
Challenge entries:

allsorts #781

Friday 17 May 2024

You shine...

 Good morning, hope you've had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend. It's been pretty good here- a mixed bag weatherwise, ranging from lovely warm sunshine to yet more rain, but can't complain. I've been home alone again- just me and my dog - he was such a good boy and we managed to dodge most of the rain so not too many muddy paws to deal with! Hubby is back home now and I have to say I am not missing the 6.30am breakfast slot, he's more than welcome to it!

My card today is for our new challenge at Crafty Catz, sponsored this fortnight by

 LeAnns World 101.

 The optional theme of  Dots &Stripes was chosen by Billie our lovely host this time.

The DT were given some sweet images to play with, this one is Lindsey, she's coloured with Copic markers. My dots and stripes are on the dp which I've used to represent curtains and stage. I've added a stamped, embossed sentiment , some music notes and  a few die cut stars.

As always, there's plenty mor inspiration using these sweet images over at the main challenge blog- remember, the theme is always an option if you would like to play along.

Thank you for stopping by- I hope you have a lovely weekend.



Challenge entries:

CRAFT #720

unicorn #98

creativecrafters #76

polkadoodle #19

Thursday 16 May 2024

Guest Design at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2- mid month reminder

 Good morning, here's the second card I made as a guest designer for Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

This is the sketch I used 

I used a little wood- backed Whipper Snapper stamp of a teddy bear, he's coloured with Copic markers.  The sentiment is part of a set from Paper Smooches. Papers and ribbon from stash, a few little die cut flowers to finish. 

There's more inspiration and more sketches to use over at the challenge blog.

Thanks for visiting today



Challenge entries:

ilovepromarkers #559

cutiepie #194

Saturday 11 May 2024

Guess the country!

 Good morning, wow, haven't we had some lovely sunshine this week!! Just what I've been wishing for, so I am one happy bunny!
I'm making the most of it while it lasts and spending as much time as I can in the garden.
My card today is for our new challenge at Sweet Stampin'
This fortnight we want you to choose a country and make a card/project inspired by it- the colours of the flag, food, culture- whatever springs to mind. 
I chose Japan. The stamps I used are both quite old, the branch and blossom are Penny Black, no idea of the make of the little girl stamp. I rediscovered it recently while looking for something else, I was so pleased as I thought it was one that Marvin had eaten during his puppy days. 
The background is smooshed inks and I used Perfect Pearls and a brush to colour the blossom. The panel is matted onto black cardstock and gold printed vellum.
Please hop over and see which countries inspired the rest of the Sweeties, then why not play alon, we'd love to which country you choose.
Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend.

Wednesday 8 May 2024

For Emily

Good morning, it's my turn to host this fortnight's challenge at Fab'n' Funky which means I choose the theme- and as it's my granddaughter's tenth birthday today I chose
for a child, baby or teen

 This is the card I made for Emily, I picked this Krista Smith image because Emmy loves cake, and coloured it to look like her (Copic markers).  For the background I die cut six squares of white cardstock, stamped 3 of them with a Uniko birthday stamp and stencilled gingham pattern on the other 3 using the same ink pad. The sentiments are stamps from various companies. I added 10 die cut candles to the inside. 

As always there are some fabulous creations from my teamies over at Fab'n' Funky so do hop over to check them out- hope to have you play along this challenge.
Thanks for visiting
Challenge entries:
avenue613 May 2024
dragonflydreams May 2024
allsorts #779
I prefer to use bold bright colours when making cards for kids

Sunday 5 May 2024

May mood board

 Good morning, it's time for a new challenge at Stamping Sensations and once again we have a lovely mood board to kickstart your inspiration.

Our sponsor for this month is AALL & CREATE with some fabulous prizes on offer for our lucky winners .
I made a CAS card taking inspiration from the lilies and colours of the mood board. 
The stamps I used are Aall & Create Heliotropic (915) and a sentiment stamp from a Stamping Up set. I used my Copic Markers to colour the flowers and added a little background stencilling. 
For full details of how to enter this challenge and the lovely prizes on offer please visit the main challenge blog.
Thanks for visiting and enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Challenge entries
tripleb May 2024
dragonflydreams May 2024
MAWTT May 2024

Saturday 4 May 2024

May Challenge at Crafty Calendar

 Good morning, it's time for our May Challenge at Crafty Calendar.
Our sponsor for this month is 

The theme for this month is Anything Goes
I made a CAS card featuring the cute Buddy in the Garden, he's coloured with markers, fussy cut and placed on top of a green die cut that looks a bit like a trellis! 
I scored some lines to make a simple border, added 2 tiny buttons and a stamped sentiment...and that's it! 
Please hop over to the challenge blog for more inspiration- hope you can join us this month.

Have a good weekend
challenge entries
cutiepie #193

Friday 3 May 2024

Sweet strawberries

 Good morning, time for a new challenge at Crafty Catz.
 This fortnight we are sponsored by the fabulous

Aunty Sue is our lovely host this time and the theme is Anything Goes-

with an  optional twist of Summer.

I used a very sweet  sponsor image, Strawberry Patch, after all what says summer better than strawberries! 

I've used my Copic markers to colour and added some lightly stencilled clouds to the background. The design paper is from various companies, matted onto white card. The die cut strawberries are also coloured with Copics. 

There are some lovely creations  from the rest of the team using these sweet sponsor images over on the main challenge blog, I hope you can find the time to check them out and that you will be inspired to play along with us this fortnight. 

Thanks for visiting



Challenge entries:

cutitup #303

cardz4galz #224

aperfecttimetocraft #5

alldressedup #150

classicdesign #4

Wednesday 1 May 2024

Guest Designer at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

Good morning, I'm honoured to be a Guest Designer at 
This is the lovely sketch I used to make my card
Sketch #277

As you can see I followed the sketch quite closely, The stamp is  from CC Designs, coloured with Copic markers. The papers are old, carefully hoarded ones from LOTV, Diecut circle fames from Tonic Studios and tiny die cut flowers (un-named die). The sentiment is computer generated. 
Please do take the time to hop over to the challenge blog to see what the ladies on the Design Team have created this month, I always find it fascinating to see how other people interpret the same sketch and how varied the results can be.
Thanks for visiting
Challenge entries:
ilovepromarkers #558 Anything Goes
digichoosday #17
PFM #737