Sunday, 20 October 2013


Morning Folks!

Yay Sunday, time for a lazy lie in, tea in bed and the start of a new challenge at Here come the Boys!!

This time our challenge is


Now, I have to say this had me a little stumped at first because it's not a colour combo I had associated with Christmas, but then I guess that's why it is a challenge!!

Here's what I came up with after some head scratching and rummaging through my stash
Sorry about the dark picture, in real life the deer is a chocolate brown colour and the background embossing is quite creamy but my camera had other ideas.....

The very handsome deer with the gorgeous antlers is by Stampin Up which I bought a few months ago... I was trying so hard not to buy more Xmas stuff but I just couldn't resist!!
The die cut border is by Memory box and the embossing folder is by cuttlebug.

Here's the border with some added gems and some very old ribbon from my collection!!

Please head over to the main HCTB challenge blog to get some inspiration from the rest of the design team and all the challenge details!
Don't forget our challenge is all about making cards for men - young and old - so girly cards are not allowed!!!

Thanks for visiting today and enjoy the rest of the weekend!!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Stamping Sensations - All Creatures Great and Small
Sweet Stampin Christmas - Cards for Men
Deep Ocean challenge - Christmas is round the corner
Bunny Zoes challenge - Use ribbon
Polkadoodles - Christmas is coming
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
Simon says WednesdayChristmas / happy holidays
Shopping our stash - Oldest ribbon
Craft your passion - Embossing
Addicted to stamps - Christmas is coming
Crafting when we can - Make it sparkle 

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Trick or Treat

Afternoon Folks!
Hope you're all well, it's been a grey and dull day here in my part of the world, but I have cheered myself up by colouring up my super cute new House Mouse stamp !!
I'm really pleased that the little chap made it across the pond in time for me to enter one of my fav challenges at House Mouse and Friends - the theme is Hey Pumpkin
I haven't joined in for a while because either I haven't had time or an appropriate image - perhaps a good excuse to buy more mice??!!

Who could resist that cute little face - well yes, I know meece aren't everyone's cup of tea, but I think he is cute!!

Here's the finished card:

The papers are by MME and the sentiment was a freebie from Digi stamp Boutique.
I used promarkers, flexmarkers and some stickles glitter.
Pumpkin charm, flower and green ribbon all from my stash, and are all very old - LOL!!!

Thanks for looking in today!

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
My Mum's Craft Shop - Halloween
Crafty Calendar - October
Stamp and Create - Fall or Halloween
Just Inspirational - Halloween or Pink
Card Makin Mamas - Trick or treat
Paper Crafting Journey - Halloween Colours
Stampin for the weekend - Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - halloween
Incy Wincy - Halloween
Lexi's Creations - Halloween
Papertake Weekly - Halloween Hues
Clear it out - Halloween (old embellishments)
Sparkles Monthly - Halloween or colours
Oldie but a Goodie - Spooky (old embellishments)
Fab N Funky - Spots and stripes
Crafting for all seasons - Too cute to spook
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon
Totally Papercrafts - Too cute to spook
Card Crafter's Circle - In the pumpkin patch
Delicious Doodles - Non scary Halloween
Cute Card Thursday - Candyman (my little mouse is hoping for candy!!)

Yippee, edited to add I was a lucky winner at:

HM & Friends

Tuesday, 15 October 2013


Good Morning folks!
It's an exciting day for the team at Ready Teddy Go, we are celebrating our 2nd Birthday this month and the Birthday blog hop for Team Bear starts today!!

The prize is - Hobby House 'Spring Bringer And Love Me Do' Cardmaking Kit

The Rules Are : You must leave a comment on each stage / DT member of the 'Blog Hop' and you Must Be Or Become A Follower of the Ready Teddy Go Challenge To Qualify For The Prize

Now you should have arrived here from Helen and your next stop is Sue, but if you get lost, the full list is back at Ready Teddy Go and good luck.

Before you dash off to the blog hop, our challenge this month is

Autumn Colours

Remember you must have a bear as the main image on your card to enter the challenge and any card that doesn't meet the criteria will be deleted from the list.

You can enter up to 4 times with different creations.

We are being sponsored this month by the fantastic  Stampfairy who are giving away a $10 voucher to spend in their online shop.

Here's my card using Barry Spooky Bats:

Poor thing, he does look a bit scared hiding behind the tree. All the papers are very old from my stash!!
The little fence is by Memory Box and the Happy Halloween sentiment was 19p from the sale bin at a craft show, it's a foam stamp designed for kids but stamps remarkably well!!! I knew it would come in handy eventually!!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

My Mum's Craft Shop - Halloween
Crafty Calendar - Halloween
Stamp & Create - Fall or Halloween
Just Inspirational - Pink or Halloween
Card Makin Mamas - trick or treat
Paper Crafting Journey - Halloween Colours
C.R.A.F.T. - Autumn / Halloween / Thanks
MAWTT - Spooktastic Creations
Paper Pretties - Halloween
Digi Haven - Halloween
Polkadoodles - Halloween
Crafty Catz - Halloween
Stampin for the weekend - Anything goes
Sweet Stampin - Halloween
C is for challenge - Halloween
The Crazy Challenge - Halloween
Cards for Men - Halloween
Incy Wincy - Halloween
Lexi's Creations - Halloween
2 sisters - Anything goes
 Papertake Weekly - Halloween Hues
Clear it out - Halloween and orange stash (Bat papers)
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Halloween or colours
Creative Craft Challenges 2 - Anything goes blogoversary
Oldie but a goodie - Spooky (All old papers from stash)

Sunday, 6 October 2013

A bad day fishing ....

Hi Folks!
Where has the time gone lately?? 
Could someone please push the brakes, I'm not sure where the last fortnight disappeared to, but now it's time for another challenge over at Here Come the Boys
We have a great sketch, by the lovely Woo, for you to play with:

I loved working with this one, here's my card with a teddy (of course!!) from the Mulberry Wood range by Crafter's Companion. 

 The papers are First edition and MME, distressed with rich cocoa chalk ink pad,  the trellis die is by Memory Box.  I handcut the little sign post and added a copper coloured brad.

Our sponsor for this challenge is 
who is offering the winner a digi of their choice.
We can't wait to see your takes on the sketch over at Here Come the Boys but please remember your card must be for a boy/ man - NO girly cards!!!

Thanks for visiting and for any comments you leave!!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
C.. is for challenge - For Boys/ men
Crafty cardmakers - Cute and furry
Passion for promarkers - lots of legs
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
ABC challenge - W for Words
I love promarkers - Songs - (1,2,3,4,5, once I caught a fish alive)
Cute card Thursday - signs of distress
MAWTT - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Fussy and fancy Friday - One for the boys
A gem of a challenge - Let's hear it for the boys

Yipppee - edited to add: