Monday, 25 August 2014

A little chilli ...

Morning Folks!
Happy Bank Holiday to those in the UK !
I'm here to share my final card as a guest DT member over at House Mouse and Friends Mondays, sniff, sniff!
I'd just like to thank all of the team for inviting me to join them again - I've had fun!!
This fortnight the new challenge is 


so lots of possibilities!

I've dug around in my stash again and used up another sheet of decoupage:

The papers are LOTV and Wellington, finished with some card candi and a felt word which is actually from a sort of  Christmas garland, I just cut this one out from between the Ho,Ho, Ho and Joy!!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Cowboys and cowgirls!

Morning Folks!

Yippee a long weekend! Hope you've got something nice planned??
If you get some time to craft you might like to join the fun over at Sweet Stampin where our new 


challenge has just started! 
We have a very nice prize this week from Crafts U love to tempt you!!

Here's my card using a very old stamp from Sugar Nellie called Cowboy Luca which I think has been discontinued for some time. I'm not quite sure if this has ever seen ink before, to be honest I had forgotten I'd even bought it until this challenge came up!! Naughty me!! Still at least it shows that if you hang on to stash for long enough it comes in useful eventually! 

Here's the Sheriff, he's coloured with promarkers and then edged with brushed corduroy distress ink:

The papers are really old too - a mixture of Dovecraft and MME. The sentiment is by Stampin up, ribbon,brads and charm are from my stash!! 
Thanks for looking and enjoy the long weekend!!

Monday, 11 August 2014

Just having 40 winks ...

Morning Folks!
I'm here today with a quick share, it's my third card as a guest DT member at House Mouse and Friends Monday - these guest spots are going by far too quickly...

The new challenge this fortnight is


I have to admit this one was a bit of a challenge at first! 
I've used just the bear on a Gruffies stamp called 'I dream of cake' and masked off the rest of the stamp. He is stamped in rich cocoa memento ink onto cream card that has been distressed with brushed corduroy and walnut stain inks. The sentiment is by Stampin Up.

Here's a closer look at Mr. Sleepy head! Papers are from my favourite masculine pack - Wellington by Docrafts. 

Thanks for visiting today!

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - M for men only
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Gruffies and Guests - Anything goes and option boys
Aud Sentiments - Thinking of you
Without words - Use a previous challenge - Jan 14 =Spots and stripes
Crafting for all seasons - Feature a creature
Crafty Little Fairies - Cute and cuddly
That's Crafty  - stamping ground
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything goes

Saturday, 9 August 2014

A Lavender Bicycle?

Hi Folks! 
Just a quick post to let you know the new challenge starting at Sweet Stampin' is a photo inspiration from our very own Judy who took this piccy on her holidays last year:

Here's my card using an old faithful and much loved Penny Black stamp, paper from First edition and Forever Friends and lots of flowers from my stash (didn't really have an impact on the numbers though - LOL!! )

Here's the close up, I'm never sure how the little chap is pedalling the bike! 

Hope you can join us, we have a very tempting prize from

I'd like to enter the following challenges too:
Fussy and fancy Friday - Bingo - I used pearls, swirls and flowers
Colouring crazy - Animal fur
Wags N Whiskers - Birthdays
Crafter's Cafe - Lots of layers
Penny Black and more - Anything goes
Natalie and Amy's challenge - Flowers and die cuts
Penny Black Saturday - Floral fantasy
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Crafting for all seasons - Feature a creature
Crafty Little Fairies - Cute and cuddly
That's Crafty  - stamping ground
Stamping Sensations - Anything goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything goes



Thursday, 31 July 2014

James with presents

Afternoon Folks!

Just a quick post to share a card I finished last night, I treated myself to a new James the Bear Christmas stamp during the LOTV special offer recently and I thought I really should get some ink on it!! The papers are Crafter's companion - The Snowman and ribbons and pearls from my stash. 

Here's the close up, the little date stamp is from the LOTV calendars set. Coloured with promarkers and flexmarkers. I couldn't resist adding some stickles and wink of stella.

I need to get a wiggle on because I want to enter a couple of challenges that are ending soon:

Sketch Saturday - Fab sketch
LOTV challenge - Take two - James the bear and calendar stamps
Creative Craft crew - Christmas
The Corrosive ChallengeChristmas in July
That's Crafty Christmas in July
That Craft Place - Anything goes
Simon says Stamp - Anything goes
CHN patterned papers - Use patterned paper
CHN Christmas Extra - Anything goes

Thanks for looking!!


Winners - please take this to share on your blog

Monday, 28 July 2014

Love in a teacup .....

Morning Folks!
Gosh, Monday again .... where did the weekend go?
Still, there's a new challenge starting over at House Mouse and Friends where I'm a guest designer for July and August - BIG Smile! The new theme is:  


 and here's my card, which I'm going to send to my Aunt and Uncle who are celebrating their golden wedding Anniversary at the end of August. I just thought it was a romantic image, not too traditional although I have included a couple of gold hearts and a charm.

I wonder what they are whispering to each other as they float along?

The decoupage is from Joanna Sheen, papers are from MME I think, sentiment is by Stampin' Up and the rest of the goodies are from my stash! 

Hope you'll come over and play at House Mouse and Friends!

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon
Crafty Calendar - Summertime fun
Gruffies & guests - Anything goes and option of summer
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Love & marriage
Fab n Funky - Walk on the wild side
We Doo babdoo - Celebrations
That Craft place - Anything goes
Allsorts - Time for tea
Bunny Zoe - Bingo - I used Flowers/ Pearls / Charms

Thanks for looking!!

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Hang on!

Morning Folks!

Hope you're all fit and well and ready for a fun weekend?? 
I'm hoping the sun comes out again in the UK, we've had a thunderstorm and hail here in Hampshire this afternoon - not my idea of summer - I love it when it is HOT!!
I hope Mr Blogger is in a good mood and publishes this at the right time for me!

This weeks new challenge over at Sweet Stampin' is:

(think butterflies, birds, planes, balloons etc)

Here's my card, another one of those cards that has come out totally different to the original idea I had in my mind... not sure if I like it or not really!!

The cute little bunny hanging on to his balloons for dear life is a Happy Hopper, coloured with promarkers and lots of glossy accents on the balloons. Cloud paper is from Craftwork cards, many moons ago and the clouds are an impression obsession die.

Thanks for looking, and by the way, we have a lovely prize on offer this week from:

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
Gruffies and guests - Anything goes with the option of summer
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Sister Act - Anything goes
Simon Says stamp - Emboss it - Cuttlebug folder on clouds
Without words - Cute and Fluffy
Penny Black and More - Dies and Punches