Thursday, 22 December 2016

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to wish all my friends in Blogland

A very Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year


Saturday, 17 December 2016

Christmas Stocking pup

Afternoon Folks!

Wow, can you believe we are half way through December? I still feel like I missed November somewhere .... Of course the BIG event is next weekend - try not to panic anyone!!

Just thought I'd share the Christmas card I made for my hubby (at least I have that done!)
This stamp was in a job lot from ebay, cost quite a bit in postage and there was only one other nice stamp in there but I had to have this one - LOL!! 
I'm prowling around ebay quite often now looking for PB stamps as there don't seem to be many UK stockists anymore :-(
If anyone can recommend any please shout.

Back to the card, this stamp is called 'That Xmas Feeling', coloured with promarkers. I've combined it with an assortment of papers from my scraps folders along with a brand new piece of First Edition green 'Fairisle' paper which reminded me of knitting. I still struggle to start a new pad of paper, the stroking and admiring period can last ages before the scissors arrive! 
I kept the embellishment fairly simple as hubby doesn't do fussy!

As it's Christmas, I glittered his hat ... me ... his pom pom .... the desk and floor!

Have a great day whatever you're doing and thanks for visiting!

I'd also like to enter these challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Christmas goes
Sweet Stamper's - Anything goes
Penny Black Saturday - Christmas or Winter
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Christmas with the Cuties - Cute and Christmassy
Crafty boots - Christmas
Addicted to Stamps - Christmas
The Ribbon girls - December Card Challenge
The Male Room - Challenge 50
Craftaholics - Christmas for guys
Aud Sentiments - Christmas for your love 
Winter Wonderland - For someone special
Crafty Ribbons - Christmastime creations with ribbon
Crimbo Crackers - Animals
Colour crazy - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
CHNC -  Cute or Christmas
Disdigidesigns - Happy Holidays


Thursday, 15 December 2016

A Sparkly Birthday

Morning Folks!
Hope everyone is OK and the Christmas preparations are well under control ... hmm I think I need to work on that!

Over at Sparkles Monthly we are taking a break from Christmas crafting, instead our new challenge theme is 


because we are celebrating our 7th birthday this month!!

Here's my card using another PB stamp from Ebay called, very appropriately, 'Let's Celebrate'. I've used a selection of peach and pink coloured scraps from my box and cut a glittery Happy Birthday using an Xcut die.

Love these cute mice and I couldn't resist adding a touch of stickles to their cake!

I do hope you can join us over at Sparkles!

Thanks for popping by!

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Sweet Stampers - Anything goes
CHNPP - Anything goes with patterned paper
and Card Mania - Anything goes

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Let it Snow .... perhaps not just yet!

Evening Folks,
Hope your weekend is going well! 
Today I've been sorting out a few things ready for Christmas, think I'm making progress although I have to confess to putting off writing cards again! Funny really, I love making cards but hate writing them!! 
Maybe tomorrow ....

Anyways, I popped on to share this super cute PB mouse. I love this stamp, that pose and the happy dance always makes me smile - do you think he has been watching Strictly?

Here's the complete card

Stamp: Penny Black - Let it Snow, coloured with promarkers, 
plus wink of stella and liquid pearls
Papers: Crafter's Companion and scraps
Dies: Memory Box & Die'sire with pearls and gems
Sentiment: LOTV
Ribbon from stash

Thanks for looking and for any comments you leave xx

I'd also like to enter a few challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Christmas goes
Sweet Stamper's - Anything goes
Penny Black Saturday - Christmas or Winter
Crafty Ribbons - Christmas
Creative Knockouts - Snow much Fun
Cute Card Thursday - stars and Sparkles
Simon says stamp on Wednesday - Picture Inspiration 
especially bottom right corner piccy:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
Christmas with the Cuties - Cute and Christmassy
Crafty boots - Christmas
Addicted to Stamps - Christmas
The Ribbon girls - December Card Challenge
Fussy and fancy - Christmas in tones or pastels
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper -  Use patterned paper