Monday, 23 May 2016


Hi Folks!
After a big colouring session at the weekend, I've finished another card!! This one definitely didn't come out the same as the idea in my head, I love the singing cat but I'm not sure about the rest of the card. Hindsight is a marvellous thing but looking at it again, I think it would have been better as a rectangular card with a few less musical notes. On a positive note (get it!!) though - my OH said he really liked it!!

The PB stamp is called 'Serenade' and is coloured with promarkers, It's a bit hard to see in the piccys but the die cuts are a rich metallic copper card to match the cat's fur! A lucky find in my scraps collection.

The musical note die is by Memory Box and the sentiment is by Paper Smooches. It came as a set of 3 but this one might not see the light of day again for a while .... sticking all the individual fiddly letters down almost proved too much for me!! The others are joined up writing which is a good thing!

I'd like to enter these challenges:
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Dies and/ or Punches
Passion for Promarkers - Anniversary Challenge
Allsorts - Birthdays and

Thanks for visiting and for any comments you leave

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Chef Hedgehog

Hi Folks!
Gosh, it has been a bit of a dreary, dull and drizzly day here in Hampshire, not the day for gardening but definitely for crafting. I've made a very bright card to cheer things up!! No surprise that it's another Penny Black stamp, my addiction is not getting any better - in fact I am watching some more on Ebay!! This one is called 'A Winner'.

Here's the traditional close up view, the 'chef ' is coloured with promarkers and a touch of stickles and glitter pen on the candles. The little brad is soooo antique, perhaps 5 or more years old, and was from MAMBI. The papers are by Dovecraft plus ribbon and gems from my stash.

I'd like to enter the challenges at:

Allsorts - Happy 7th Birthday
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers - Spots +/or Stripes
Bunny Zoes - Lovely layers
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - A/G with patterned paper
In the pink - Happy Anything
The Ribbon Girls - May Any image challenge
Cute Card Thursday - Food and Drink
Sparkles Monthly - Animal Magic

Thanks for visiting and for any comments you leave, I love reading them x

Lucky Winner at

Thursday, 19 May 2016

All dressed Up!

Afternoon Folks!

Hope you're all OK? I don't seem to have been very productive on the card making front in the last couple of weeks, I've been doing a bit of gardening - not exactly my strong point but it is looking a bit better. 
I have managed to finish one card this week, using one of my favourite PB stamps for masculine cards. This handsome dog stamp is called 'All dressed Up' and works for lots of different occasions. 
My mojo was a bit lacking so I used the sketch over at Sketch Saturday - Week 412 as a starting point. 
Here's the finished card:

The papers are all from my scraps folders so no whole sheets were harmed!! As usual, I used promarkers to colour him and finished the card off with a few buttons and a LOTV tag.

Thanks for visiting and for any comments too xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
Snippet's Playground - Week 229
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes with a sentiment
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More - Anything Goes
Cardz4Guys - Man's Best Friend
Passion for Promarkers - Spots +/or Stripes
Bunny Zoes - Lovely layers
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - A/G with patterned paper
Sparkles Monthly - Animal Magic
Creative Corner - Let's Celebrate


Sunday, 8 May 2016


Hi Folks!
Hope you've had a good weekend, I've been busy in the garden - not my natural habitat - but I have quite enjoyed pottering around in the sunshine. Who knew pressure washing could be fun??

Just dashing on to share a card before the challenge at Mojo Monday closes!

I've had my eye on these cute hedgehogs from Lawn Fawn for ages - I love hedgies which is how my Penny Black addiction got started!! I finally succumbed  and treated myself to them and the matching dies at the end of March but this is their 'first outing'. I justified my purchase because obviously they will be useful for so many occasions ....!! This card for my parents who celebrate their wedding anniversary soon - simples but cute!! The LF dies make it super quick to cut out the little critters too. 

The background paper is a scrap of Forever Friends Christmas paper and a bit of matching red card stock. Coloured with promarkers. Stampin Up border punch and dies from Simon Says stamp and Memory box.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Mojo Monday - a great sketch

Lawnscaping - Calling All Critters
City Crafter - Something Prickly
Aud Sentiments - Animals and a sentiment
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes
Cupcake Inspirations - # 359 Bunting
Penny Black and More - Anything Goes

I'd also like to join Di and Parsnip over at the Playground for the first time - I've been peeping over the fence for a few weeks but this is my first proper visit. It looks great in the sunshine, although I'm not too sure about diving in the duck pond??

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, 30 April 2016

To the Sweeties

Morning Folks!

It is a very sad post from me today as I have decided to step down from Sweet Stampin'. 

I think some of the Sweeties may be a little confused given the recent communication difficulties and problems with vanishing posts. As I wave goodbye I'd just like to ask you all to please re-read my opening sentence carefully. I have decided to leave SS by myself. There are many voices in my head at times, but as far as I am aware, no one else has suggested that I go anywhere or tried to shove me off a cliff. I think even I would have noticed … 

I have left simply because after witnessing recent events, but playing no role in them,  I sadly had no wish to stay.

The services of Miss Marple will not be needed.

I am happy in my own little place, but please know that my Welcome mat is outside and there is a doorbell at the top of my blog if you are passing. 
It has been so much fun being with you at SS Towers and something I shall miss greatly. I wish you all (Debbie included) happiness xx

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Shower of Flowers

Afternoon Folks! 
Where has Spring gone? It's really grey and quite chilly here in Hampshire. 
I had great plans to do some serious tidying in my room today but pretty quickly I got distracted. I came across this super cute PB stamp that I must admit I had forgotten about. It seemed like a pretty good image to use for the 'Showers' challenge over at Penny Black on Saturdays so I made a card instead of tidying! Still I think this card will come in handy for some birthdays that are coming up!

The balloon is paper pieced with a scrap of glitter paper. The other papers are from LOTV and craftwork cards. Sentiment is LOTV and the image is coloured with promarkers and a touch of stickles in the flower centres.

I'd also like to enter the challenges at
Fussy and Fancy Fridays - Female birthdays
MAWTT - Spring Flowers
I love promarkers - Pastel colours
The Ribbon Girls - April any image challenge
I made the top 3
Thanks for visiting and for any comments you leave. 
Have a good evening!

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Hippo Birdie Tag

 Morning folks!
 Long time no see I know, but I've been away for a few days in Amsterdam which was wonderful - such an interesting city and lots to do - I want to go back again. I've also been doing a bit of scrap booking and attempting to declutter the house, I've made a bit of progress but still a way to go yet!

Anyway, I actually popped on to show you my little creation for the new 'Tags' challenge over at Sweet Stampin .
 The stamp and die set is from Lawn Fawn and was very quick to colour and cut out! The papers are all from my scraps box but the amount in there doesn't ever seem to go down - could it be breeding in there when my back is turned?

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - D for dots
Simon Says Stamp - Let's do the Polka 
Ribbon, image, sentiment

Thanks for visiting and
Bye for now!