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 

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


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

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:


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