Wednesday, 16 July 2014

James with Daisy

Afternoon Folks!
Just popping by to share a clean and simple card featuring the very lovely James the Bear from LOTV, I think this could become my all time favourite stamp from them. He's such fun to colour up and could be used for so many occasions!! I'm really quite pleased with how this turned out, it is actually how I imagined it!!

Love the bewildered expression on that little face!

Thanks for visiting !!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Without Words - Cute and Fluffy
The Ribbon Girl Challenge - Lovely Lili - Thank you
Lili of the Valley Monthly challenge - Take 2 - James the Bear and Scroll sentiment
Crazy for challenges - Teddy Bears
Charisma cardz - Anything goes

Monday, 14 July 2014

Swim ring bunny

Morning Folks!

Last month, I was a lucky winner over at one of my all time favourite challenges - House Mouse & Friends Monday  - and as part of my prize I have been invited to join them all again as a guest designer for the next couple of months!! I'm thrilled and have a big smile on my face!!

This time around the new challenge is


but don't worry if you don't have anything summery, you can always join in with the alternative 'Anything goes' option as long as you use a Gruffies, House Mouse or Happy Hoppers image.

Here's my card, using a cute image from the Hopping Happy set by Joanna Sheen and digital papers from the Echo Park summer fun collection. The die cut waves are a memory box die, sentiment is Crafter's companion and the stripy candy dots are a new find from My Mum's craft shop.

Don't you just wish you could be like this rabbit with his feet up?? 
He's coloured with promarkers and you might just be able to see a little wink of stella on his glass.

Thanks for looking and I hope you'll join in at House Mouse & Friends.

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:

Allsorts - Splish, splash, splosh
As you like it - Animals or people - definitely animals for me, both for crafting and in real life. Animals have the cute factor and are often very loyal!
Crafty Little Fairies - Summer Fun
Fab n Funky - Feels like summer
Passion for promarkers - Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside
Crafting Musketeers - Summertime
Crafty Calendar - Summertime Fun
Gruffies and Guests - Anything goes with the option of summer
Little Claire's  - Summertime

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Snowman in July!!

Morning Folks!

It's a beautiful sunny morning here in Hampshire - I hope the weather is good with you!
Our new challenge is starting over at Sweet Stampin


Now I think there are going to be two ways of looking at this:

If you are very organised, you can look at it as a way to add another wonderful Crimbo card to your growing collection..... 

On the other hand, if like me you're not a fan of Christmas cards and usually leave it to the last minute, you could have a rummage around, try to find some Christmas stash and make a card. That way you can feel smug in the knowledge that you've made at least one card for the big event - ready to lose it again by December!!

Anyhow, here's my card ...

I blew the dust off this ever faithful snowman from LOTV, the papers are from The Snowman collection by Crafter's Companion and the ribbon and pom pom trim are from either Tesco or Asda wrapping department!! I got a bit carried away and heat embossed the sentiment - a good idea on a hot day!! The paper that looks dark grey in the photo is actually a dark silver texture - it does look better IRL  honest!

I even found some glitter for the snow!!

Hope you can join us at Sweet Stampin, check out the main blog for some lovely inspiration from the rest of team Fi. 
We are sponsored this week by:

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Stars and stripes -Top background paper has stars on, the bottom has stripes!
4 Crafty Chicks - Inspired by a song = Frosty the Snowman
Crafting by Designs - Use Die Cuts
CHNC Extra - Anything Christmas
CHNChristmas - Glam it up
Simply create too - Christmas in July
Shopping our Stash - Bonus Christmas challenge with Jingle Belles (I used an old stamp and papers)
Jingle Belles - Shopping our stash (I used an old stamp and papers)

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Summer fun...

Morning Folks!
Yippee - it's the weekend at last, it seems to have been a very long week!!
This time over at Sweet Stampin' the theme is


I dug around in my stash to find a suitable stamp and I thought this one was rather appropriate and it also hadn't seen ink in quite a while! It's called ' Join In?' and is of course by Penny Black.

I think the hedgies are having a good time!!

Amazing, I dug through my stash and actually used a couple of prima flowers!! That must be 2 down, 300 to go ....

This week we are sponsored by

Hope you'll have time to join us! 

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:

Papertake Weekly - Sketchie free for all - I used #91 

sketch #91 PTW

MAWTT - Birthdays, bunting and buttons
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Penny Black & More  - Use your favourite stamp - it has to be a PB hedgehog but I really couldn't choose which one as I love them all!!
Stamping Sensations - Animal Antics
Natalie & Amy's challenge - 4 legged friends
Sparkles Monthly- At the beach / Summer Fun
Crafty Catz - Anything goes


Winners Badge

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Say it with Flowers

Morning Folks!
Looking forward to a lovely sunny weekend here today - well fingers crossed!!
We have a lovely challenge starting over at Sweet Stampin this morning, it's a nice easy one:


I couldn't decide between these LOTV stamps so I ended up using both!!


Fully open:

We have a lovely prize on offer this week from

I'd like to enter the challenges at:
Paper Crafting journey - Anything goes
MAWTT - Keep it Clean and Simple
Sister Act - Anything goes
Crafting by designs - Anything goes
The Ribbon Girls - June LOTV challenge - girlie
Stampin For the Weekend - Anything goes
My Mums Craft Shop - Ink it Up
Without words - Femme Fatale
Crafting Musketeers - Stamped Image
& Stamping Sensations - Animal Antics

Monday, 9 June 2014

Naughty Hamster ...

Afternoon Folks!
I haven't managed to spend much time crafting lately, but I just wanted to share this card which I made using a very old House Mouse decoupage sheet. I do find cutting out the images quite therapeutic when I'm not in the mood for colouring!

 Love the hamster with the guilty expression and the chocolate covered chops!!

Papers - First Edition
Ribbon and pearls - Mei Flower
Sentiment - Craftwork cards

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
House Mouse & Friends - Lots of Layers
Gruffies and Guests - Anything goes and patchwork option

Thanks for looking!

HAPPY DANCE TIME!!! I'm a winner at :

HM & Friends

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Wheelbarrow ride

Morning Folks!
Goodness me, I think I've lost a week somewhere, half term is nearly over and I seem to have spent most of it with a paint roller in my hand - I've decided I'd much rather be playing with my promarkers!!

Bet you can guess the new challenge starting over at Sweet Stampin today???

Yes, you got it:


Here's my card which should be appearing on the Antiques Roadshow because it has so many old items on it!!

The stamp is by HobbyArts and is one of the first ones I ever bought about 8 years ago, I haven't used it much but being sentimental I can't part with it either!!  The backing papers were a free gift with a scrapbooking magazine - they're by DaisyD's  from their CHA Summer 2005 collection! The sentiment is computer generated using Bookworm font.

Look a that little face looking up at Daddy Bear - Awww!

Please pop over to Sweet Stampin and check out the great creations by the rest of team Fi and also the great prizes on offer from


Thanks for visiting today and for any comments you leave - I love reading them!!

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - Sketchie free for all (I used this weeks sketch #90)
Crafty Little Fairies - In the garden
Simon Says stamp - Anything goes
Charisma Cardz - Father's day
Inky Impressions - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Di's digi designs - Make it Masculine
Allsorts - For the Guys