Monday, 31 July 2017

Strawberry Mouse

Hello Folks!
Hope everyone is OK? I'm posting in a hurry today as I'm nearly too late for Gerder Steiner's progressive challenge. I've had all month to play with this super cute digi and here I am posting in the final hours! I do have a feeble excuse though - I couldn't get my computer to talk to my printer all last week. Typically, technical support a.k.a. my husband was away, so I had to wait for him to work his magic when he got back!
Anyhow enough waffle, here's my card:


The papers were a free gift from Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine in 2009 - I knew it was worth keeping them all this time as they were perfect for this little chap - LOL!!

I'd also like to join the challenge at:

Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes

Thanks for visiting today!


Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Party Pup

Morning Folks!
It was my turn to choose the new challenge theme at  at Passion for Promarkers this week - hope you like my choice which is to 

USE 3 or MORE PATTERNED PAPERS

Our sponsors, Digi Stamp Boutique kindly gave the DT images to play with, I'm using New Year Pup which you can find here. I thought this cute little chap would be perfect for all sorts of celebrations. I have used my 'current favourite' papers, Dovecraft More or Less, I love the bold colour combinations. I kept the design fairly CAS because I think the papers provide a lot of interest and I also wanted it to be for a male relative!


He looks like he is having a good time!


The Sentiment is from a Humphrey's Corner stamp set.

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!! I'm looking forward to seeing your creations!

As I mentioned, this week we are generously sponsored by Digi Stamp Boutique

who are offering a £10 voucher to our lucky winner!
Thanks for visiting today xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
Word Art Wednesdays - A/G
CraftyCatz - A/G + optional party time
Digi Stamp Boutique - July Customer Competition
Crafty Cardmakers - Lots of Layers
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - A/G
Crafty Animals - A/G
CHNPP - A/G with patterned paper


Saturday, 15 July 2017

Sympathy Tree

Morning Folks!
Hope you're all OK and looking forward to the weekend - I'm planning on watching the tennis! As we are halfway through the month ( how did that happen?) there is a new challenge starting over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
We'd like to see 
THINKING OF YOU/ SYMPATHY CARDS

Confession time now, this is a very long way out of my comfort zone - I've only ever made one sympathy card before and I wasn't happy with it! Like most people they are not the type of card I enjoy making, but anyhow a challenge is a challenge .....
Here's my card which I have kept very CAS in the hope it looks more elegant! 


The tree stamp was a magazine freebie from years ago, possibly Craft Stamper? Stamped with Old Olive Ink from Stampin' Up and finished with matching ribbon. Sentiment is also from a Stampin' Up set called 'Simply Sketched'. 

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 challenge at:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes


Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Wishing on a star

Morning Folks!
This week, we have a nice easy challenge over  at Passion for Promarkers , we'd just like to see you

ADD PEARLS

I made a baby card for a change as I seem to have made lots of birthday cards recently:  


I also attempted my first upright Z fold card. Here's the side view:


and here's a closer view of the cute bear


Card Details
Stamp - Crafter's Companion Party Paws coloured with promarkers
Sentiment - Stampin' Up
Papers - magazine freebies
and pearls from Ebay.

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 set of stamps to our lucky winner!
Thanks for visiting today xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
CHNPP - Anything goes with patterned paper
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes

EDITED TO ADD - I was the lucky winner at


Monday, 10 July 2017

Anything but square

Important note to self here, if you want Mr. Blogger to publish something in your absence, it does help if you tell him the correct month!! Here's my Friday post, a lot later than planned!

Morning Folks! 
Yipppee! It's nearly the weekend and also time for a fab new challenge over at Making Memories Crafting !
This month we would like to see Anything but squares but remember you can go for our Anything goes option if you prefer! Here's my card, I used Go Kreate dies to create the base and a favourite old Penny Black stamp coloured with promarkers.


The papers are First Edition, sentiment tag by LOTV and Memory box butterfly die cut. Ribbons, pearls and flowers from my stash.


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





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

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything goes
Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything goes
Crafting with Friends - Anything goes
CHNPP - Anything goes with patterned paper
Crafty Animals - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything goes
Stamping Sensations - Anything with flowers


Saturday, 1 July 2017

Decopatch Rudolph

Morning Folks!
Yipppee, it's the weekend!
We have a new challenge over at SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE today and the theme is:

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

We'd like to see decorations on your makes or you could make a decoration.

I've tried something crafty that I've never done before - decopatch. I saw this being done at a craft fair before Christmas last year, bought all the stuff needed and then ran out of time. So here better late than never and appropriate for this challenge is Rudolph:




I had great fun making this, it's very relaxing just sticking the little bits of paper on - it reminded me of doing paper mache as a kid! I really like the way this came out, it's hard to see in the photo but the paper has a metallic hint about it and this looks a bit bronze like. I think it might make a nice table ornament. I debated for ages about adding eyes but I just didn't have the right thing, googly eyes are not the way to go. I might add something later but for now he is CAS!

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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