Friday, 15 December 2017

Santa suit

Hi Folks!
It's not that long until the big event, so over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges we'd like to see your 


or for those of you that are either totally organised or running way too late 


Here's my card, not an original idea, there are lots of variations of this on Pinterest e.g. gift bags, tags etc. but it was super quick to make! 
Here's the ingredients list:
Red corrugated card from The Paper Mill, 
Sparkly white paper cut with Fiskars edge punch, 
Gold buckle (cut with an antique Spellbinders die) with a strip of black paper threaded through and 
2 black card candi 

Please visit the main blog

to see the inspiration from the rest of the design team!

Thank you so much for visiting today and for any comments you're kind enough to leave xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Mega Challenge

Afternoon Folks!

No card to share with you but I do want to let you know that the fabulous Mega Christmas Challenge is starting today over at Passion for Promarkers. Our theme is 


so nice and easy and suitable for any occasion so you don't have to make a Crimbo card if you don't want to!
There are lots of fabulous prizes on offer (wish I could enter myself !!) you can check out all the details over on the main blog post here. The team 1 girlies have some fabulous cards to show you this week and the team 2 girls, including me ;-) will be along on the 19th with some more inspiration  The challenge is open until 2nd January so you've got plenty of time to grab your promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, metallic or aqua markers and join us!

Friday, 1 December 2017

A Smiley Snowman

Morning Folks!
I can't believe that it's the first of December already, can you?
Still good news, that means that it's time to rip open the first door of the advent calendar and scoff the first chocolate AND that the new challenge over at  SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE is just starting. The theme for our last challenge of 2017 is nice and easy


Here's my card using a new stamp from Woodware, I kept this quite simple and flat so that it's easier and cheaper to post!!

I love this smiling face!
Of course I had to add some glossy accents and a good sprinkle of glamour dust - it really wouldn't be Christmas without glitter!

Please click the piccy below to visit the main blog
and see the inspiration from the rest of the design team! I hope you'll  join us, we'd love to see what you make! 

Thank you so much for visiting today and for any comments you're kind enough to leave xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
Paperminutes - Snowmen
I love promarkers - Autumn / Winter
The Alphabet Challenge - S is for Snow people
Crafty catz - Anything goes and optional Let it Snow
CHNC Christmas Extra - Anything Christmas
CHNPP - Anything goes with patterned paper

Thursday, 30 November 2017

A balancing Act

Hi Folks!
It's a beautiful crisp, bright but very chilly afternoon here in Hampshire - no sign of snow!! Just dashing on to share my entry  for the monthly progressive challenge over at Gerda Steiner Designs - should make it with an hour to spare!!
How cute is this mouse balancing on a bauble!!

I fell in love with this little chap as soon as he arrived in my inbox but life has been a bit hectic lately and although he was coloured quite quickly, it has taken a while to get him on a card! I hope you can see the glossy accents all over the bauble and fluff on the hat:

I'm looking forward to seeing what image Gerda sends out for December, so far they have all been super cute and fun to colour. I was the lucky winner last month and added some fun digi's to my collection which I hope to play with soon!

Thanks for visiting today and for any comments you leave xx

I'd also like to join the challenges at:

Sketch Saturday - Using this  fab sketch

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Penguins do use Umbrellas!

Morning Folks!
It's Tuesday again (already!!) which means we are starting a new challenge over at Passion for Promarkers. Karen has choosen a nice easy theme:


so we are hoping for lots of entries. We are sponsored by Lemon Shortbread who gave the DT some images to work with, this one is called Penguin Umbrella. I've made another Christmas card in shades of lilac which is my current favourite colour (it does change depending on my mood / time of year!!). The papers are from Crafter's Companion Contemporary Collection which I bought a while ago. The die cuts are by Memory Box, Xcut and Die'sire cut with the cuttlebug. Finished with a few pearls and a piece of sheer ribbon.

This was so much fun to colour!

The sentiment is from DigiStamp Boutique here.

Don't forget to pop over to
 to see what the rest of the design team have made!
Get creating with your Letraset / Winsor & Newton markers and join us!! Remember you can enter any type of creation, it doesn't have to be a card.

As I mentioned this week we are generously sponsored by Lemon Shortbread

who are offering 3 digis to our lucky winner!

Thanks for visiting today xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Digi Stamp Boutique - November Customer Competition - I used a sentiment
As you like it - Favourite Christmas colour - I love purple / lilac at anytime but especially at Christmas because they give a frosty feel
Crafty Catz - Anything goes opt winter colours
A Gem of a challenge - Animals in the Snow
CHNC - Anything Christmas
The Ribbon Girl - November Any Image Challenge
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Cuttlebug Mania - Let It Snow
Everybody Art - Anything goes
Lemon ShortbreadAnything goes

Thursday, 16 November 2017

An Autumn Bouquet

Afternoon Folks!
This is a very rare event - 3 posts in 3 days! 
Just thought I would share a card I made this week using a very cute Penny Black Kitty stamp called You're the Bestest. I think this is probably my last autumnal card of the year, I really should be getting on with a few more Christmas cards, but I wanted a change from snow!! This also tidied up a few more scraps of paper that were left on my desk from previous projects. The papers are MME freebies from a magazine published about 7 years ago - they finally made it on to a card! The sentiment is a rub on, at one time they were in every craft shop but they seem to have gone out of fashion. I love them because they are perfect for adding after you have coloured the image - I am the disorganised crafter who doesn't always plan which sentiment to use in advance. These are far less risky than trying to stamp a sentiment!

The flowers are by Prima and the ribbon is from poundland with a ready made bow from my stash coloured to match it with a promarker. Here's a closer look:

Thank you for visiting and as usual I'd like to join in with a few challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - Buttons and / or ribbon
Allsorts - The Colours of Autumn
Penny Black and More - Flower Power
Let's craft and create - A/G option Fall colours
Pearly Sparkles Challenges - Autumn colours
Crafty Calendar ChallengesAutumn colours
Dream Valley Challenges - Add a sentiment
Cute Card Thursday - Birds / Animals




Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Sketchy Snowman

Morning Folks! 
A quick post from me to let you know that the new theme has just been announced over Sparkles Monthly Challenges, it is 


I recently treated myself to some new images from DigiStamp Boutique, this is the first outing for Sketchy Snow person which you can find here in the shop. I do love a nice traditional snowman on a Crimbo card! I found this sentiment in my odds and ends box and it was the perfect size to go with the image, I think it looks a little bit like a snowglobe! The card is quite sparkly in real life, the background white sparkly paper, which is not showing up too well, has been embossed with a Bebunni Folder. 

I had fun adding a good dusting of glitter and lots of liquid pearl snowflakes.

Please visit the main blog

to see the inspiration from the rest of the design team!

Thank you so much for visiting today and for any comments you're kind enough to leave xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
DigiStamp Boutique - November Customer Competition
CHNCC - Anything Christmas goes
CHNCExtraAnything Christmas goes
The Merry Christmas ChallengeAnything goes + Christmas 
Crafty Catz - No patterned paper
Cute Card Thursday - Sparkles
ABC Christmas Challenge - W is for white and X marks the spot
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes

EDITED TO ADD - Lucky winner at