Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Herbie Bear

Morning Folks!
Hope your week is going well so far!
There's no excuse for not joining us over at Passion for Promarkers this time, the new challenge is everyone's favourite:

ANYTHING GOES   

Get creating with your Letraset / Winsor & Newton markers and join us!!  We are sponsored by 
who are giving 3 digi's to our lucky winner. They were also kind enough to let the DT have some digi's to play with. Here's my make using the fabulous Herbie Bear that you can find here in the shop. 


I came across these tags in my stash and decided that it was about time I used at least one of them. I'm quite pleased with the end result, I think it makes a nice change from a bottle bag when giving wine as a Crimbo pressie. The stripey paper is from The Night before Christmas paper pad by Helz Cuppleditch.
I finished the tag with a snippet of ribbon and a wooden heart which were in a RAK from a friend. I also added some glamour dust for a touch of seasonal sparkle.


Don't forget to pop over to
 to see what the rest of the design team have made! We're looking forward to seeing your makes too!

Thanks for visiting today xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
Christmas with the Cuties - Christmas Animals
CHNXmas - Anything Christmas goes and optional stripes
A Gem of a Challenge - Spots +/or stripes or Halloween
Crafty Catz - A/G and optional twist - use ribbon
CHNXmas Extra - Anything Christmas goes
As you like It - Ribbon or Flowers - Ribbon for me most of the time, I like it because it looks OK on masculine cards and because you can use it to add interest to a design rather than using more papers. Also it takes me an age to decide how to arrange flowers on a card and I rarely think they look right once I have glued them down :-(

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Autumn Colours

Morning Folks! 
I hope you're having a good weekend, I'm cooking Sunday lunch for friends and looking forward to a good old catch up with them later! Before I set off to the kitchen, I just wanted to let you know that the new theme over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges  is 

AUTUMN COLOURS

Here's the little cutie who is on my card, coloured with promarkers and a touch of glossy accents on the ladybird:


The PB stamp is called Greetings. The papers are some odds and ends from my scraps folders that went well together, the yellow spotty one is by Crate Paper and has fabulous texture and the rusty red one is from MME. The die cut is a recent purchase from The Range which I think is going to get lots of use as I love it! 


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:
I love promarkers - Use Dies
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything goes
MAWTT - Autumn / Fall
Crafty Catz - Anything goes optional use ribbons
A Gem of a Challenge - Spots +/or Stripes or Hallowe'en
Addicted to stamps - Anything goes with flowers
Penny Black and More - Close to Nature
Stamping Sensations - Autumn Glory

Friday, 6 October 2017

Juggling leaves

Hi Folks!
Thank goodness it's nearly the weekend !!
As it's the first Friday of the month, we're starting a new challenge over at Making Memories Crafting 
This time we are generously sponsored by QKR Stampede.
We're using this fabulous mood board as our inspiration  but you can join us with the 'anything goes' option if you prefer:


I got a bit peckish looking at this board, those buns at the bottom right look tasty but I was inspired by the leaves which instantly made me think of this cute stamp. My House Mouse stamps have been a bit neglected lately, if only there were more hours in the day .... but it was good to blow the dust off this one from a Joanna Sheen set called 'It's just gardening'. The papers are a mixture of First Edition, LOTV and Wellington. 


Mr Mouse has been coloured with promarkers and a touch of coloured pencil. The die is a new one from The Range, it cuts beautifully and only cost £1.


Thanks for visiting!
I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
Penny Black and More - Close to Nature
Stamping Sensations - Autumn Glory
House Mouse and Friends - Hallowe'en or A/Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Die Cut Divas - Mood Board
The Crafty Addicts - A/G or autumn colours
Crafty animals - A/Goes
Animal Friends - Autumn / Hallowe'en
A bit more time to Craft - Anything goes
That's Crafty! Challenge - Forever Autumn 

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Kiki with Cupcake

Morning Folks!
Hope you're all OK? It's definitely feeling like autumn here today, there are leaves blowing everywhere, hubby will not be pleased, it's his job to clear them up in the garden - although it is a chance to 'play' with the leaf blower. Boys and their toys!

This week, the new challenge at Passion for Promarkers is nice and simple: 

PRETTY IN PINK

Here's my card using a digi called Kiki with Cupcake which is available here in the Little Miss Muffet store. I actually bought this image when it was sold by Pollycraft but I think this is only the second time I've coloured it up. When I made this card, I had just made some Christmas and autumn cards so the fresh colour scheme made a nice change. The papers are by Dovecraft.


Anyone for cake?

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 -we'd love to see you !! Remember you can enter any type of creation, it doesn't have to be a card.

This week we are generously sponsored by:
who are offering a $6 voucher to our lucky winner!
Thanks for visiting today xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
In the pink - Flower Power
Little Miss Muffet - A/Goes
Unicorn Challenge - Perfectly Pink for breast cancer awareness
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
CHNPP - Anything goes with patterned paper
Pearly Sparkles - Anything goes with pearls
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything goes

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Sunday, 1 October 2017

Is Santa stuck in the chimney?

Morning Folks!
We have a new challenge starting over at SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE today, Sybrina has chosen the theme 

CHRISTMAS IS FOR KIDS

We would like to see your cards that are fun for children!

I think when you're a kid, Christmas means Father Christmas visiting (if you've been good!) so that's the theme for my card. I used this fun digi which was a freebie from DigiStamp Boutique several years ago, I can't find the exact same one in the shop but this one is quite similar. I coloured the image with promarkers and teamed it up with some bold papers:  


I had to add a pom pom to his hat and a sprinkling of glitter, all the Xmas cards I remember making as a child had a good dusting of glitter! 


Please click the piccy to visit the main blog
and see the inspiration from the rest of the design team! You have a whole month to 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:
CHNC - Challenge 353 - Anything Christmas goes optional black,white and one other colour
A Snowflakes promiseAnything Christmas goes
Word Art Wednesday Anything goes
Creative Knockouts - Lots of Layers 
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas goes
CHNC Extra - Anything Christmas goes
CHNPP - Anything goes with patterned paper

Plus just realised I'd like to enter this months DigiStamp Boutique October  Customer Competition


Thursday, 28 September 2017

Sweet tooth Mouse

Evening Folks!
A quick post from me tonight, I just wanted to show you the card I made today for the monthly progressive challenge over at Gerda Steiner Designs. This little cutie is called Sweet Tooth mouse, he looks like he's having fun licking out the bowl - I'm not sure what's in there, perhaps vanilla cake mixture ?? Ahh, happy childhood memories!
I gave the grey promarkers a bit of an outing colouring this one, not sure why but I felt this was definitely a grey rather than a brown mouse. This is a bit smaller than my usual card size so I kept it CAS - I wanted the image to be the main feature, plus I also needed to get some dinner cooked too :-)


I'm looking forward to seeing what image Gerda sends out for October, so far they have all been super cute and fun to colour.
Thanks for visiting today and for any comments you leave xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
CHNPP - Anything goes with patterned paper
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
I love promarkers - Anything goes 
The Crazy Challenge - Add an animal

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Lucky winner at 


Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Get your party hat on!

Afternoon Folks!
I actually found the time to finish a card this week which was not for a DT commitment - yay! 
I needed a card for a male relative so I reached for one of my all time fave PB stamps 'Birthday Dog' along with some papers from the Wellington collection.


He is coloured with promarkers and a distress ink background. I added a bit of glossy accents to his nose and a bit of wink of Stella for a little sparkle around the candles:


Thanks for visiting today!!
I'd like to enter the challenges at :
Crafty Catz - Birthday Party Time
The Cutie Pie Challenge - 6th birthday My favourite Cutie Image
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
The Crazy Challenge - Add an animal
I love promarkers - Anything goes 
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything goes


Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Deacon's Swing

Morning Folks!
Hope you're all well?
This week, the new challenge at Passion for Promarkers is 

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Autumn seems to be well on the way here, there is bit more of a nip in the air as the evening arrives. Have to admit to sneaking the heating on for a bit last week, not for long but I can't stand being cold - makes me miserable! You might have guessed that summer is my favourite season (the hotter the better!) but I do love the colours of autumn and these seem to be reflected in my most recent makes including this one:

I used a cute Bugaboo image called Deacon's Swing which I think was a Friday Freebie years ago. I can't find it in the shop but there are some lovely digis featuring Deacon.


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.

This week we are generously sponsored by:

who are offering a $12 voucher to our lucky winner!
Thanks for visiting today xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
CHNPP - A/G with patterned paper
Creatalicious Challenges - A/G with optional leaves
Let's craft and Create - A/G and option child's play
A gem of a challenge - Fun Outside
Allsorts Challenge - Feels like Autumn 
Crafty Calendar - Kids / Babies
Colour Crazy - A/G
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - A/G
Word Art Wednesdays - A/G

Friday, 15 September 2017

Little Hooty

Morning Folks! 
Goodness, how can it be the middle of September already? Even more scary, how can my son be 18 today, I'm feeling old!!!
Over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges the new theme is 

USE YOUR DIES & PUNCHES

Here's my card using a Stampin' Up owl punch which I 'had to have' but which has not seen that much use! I blew the dust off of it and found some nice autumnal coloured scraps of paper to use. The background wood grain paper is from The Works, amazing quality for £2 a pack - it is really more like card.  The sentiment is a Letraset Rub On - remember those?? 


The owl is perched on a trimmed down Memory Box Lavish Branch and the corners are made using a  Diesire die.
Here's a closer look at Little Hooty: 


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:
Dies r us - fancy corners
Fussy and Fancy - Fall colours
That's Crafty - Wings
As you like it - Flora or Fauna - It's Fauna for me every time, I love animals and they usually feature on my cards.
2 Crafty Critters - A/g with a critter
CHNPP - A/G with patterned paper
Creatalicious Challenges - A/G and optional leaves

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Lucy's Flowers

Morning Folks!
Hope everyone is OK? I have a very sad face today as I'm going back to work after the summer holidays - I'm worse than the kids!!
This week, the new challenge at Passion for Promarkers is 

ALL IN A DAY'S WORK 

We would like to see you use images which reflect someone's occupation. 

Here's my card using 'Lucy's Flowers'  from our sponsor Sasayaki Glitter, obviously she is a gardener or perhaps a florist!!  I actually had another piece of paper in mind for the background while I was colouring,  but then at the last minute decided this bold stripe looked better. It was in my odds and ends collection of uncut 6 x 6" papers, it might be dovecraft but I can't be sure as the front cover sheet is long gone. I decided the large image and bold paper didn't need much embellishment.


Unusual for me to colour a person rather than an animal, hoping that my colouring of hair is getting better! 


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.

 are offering a digi of their choice to our lucky winner!

Thanks for visiting today xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
Word Art Wednesdays - A/G
Colour Crazy Challenge - A/G
Crafty Catz - A/G optional Ladies Day
CHNPP - A/G with patterned paper
Dream Valley Challenges - Use a stamp or digi


Friday, 1 September 2017

Rudy Reindeer

Surprise - it's me again!! 
I know just like buses nothing for ages and then 2 posts back to back!

We have a new challenge starting over at SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE today and the theme is:

CHRISTMAS ANIMALS

What could be more 'Christmassy' than a reindeer?
I was the winner over at A Gem of a Challenge in July and this gorgeous digi stamp was one of the stamps I choose as my prize. He's called Rudy Reindeer and you can find him here in the shop. The papers are from an assortment of Christmas pads, the ribbon is from Wilko, sentiment is LOTV and the wooden star was a RAK from a friend.

He was so much fun to colour with the trusty promarkers. Hope you can see the glossy accents on the nose and stickles on the snowflakes.


Please click the piccy below to visit the main blog
and see the inspiration from the rest of the design team! You have a whole month to 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

Hippo and Ducky

Morning Folks! 
It's a new month and time for a new challenge over at 

This month we are using this colour palette as our inspiration 


or you can just join us with our 'Anything goes' option. I have to be honest here, much as I liked the colour palette I didn't really have a clue what to do with it for ages. Luckily, I found this very old and slightly yellowing stamp during my great stash sort out, it's from LeLo designs and is called Bath Time. The image with the water overflowing the tub made me think of the aqua colours in the palette. Here's the card I made:


Wish I could buy a flowery bath tub like this one!


I have used my 'current favourite' papers, Dovecraft More or Less, as the main background along with a scrap of aqua paper from my folder. Coloured with promarkers and a touch of  white opal liquid pearls. There is also some wink of Stella glitter on the foam. Flowers and rainbow drops are from my stash.

I hope you'll join us over at 
This time we are generously sponsored by Di's Digi Designs 

Our lucky winner will get 3 digi stamps!

Thanks for visiting today and for any comments you'd like to leave xx