Monday, 23 December 2013

Merry Christmas and a DT call

Good Evening,

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my wonderful blogging friends and followers a very Happy Christmas, thank you for all your lovely comments this year and I look forward to your visits in 2014.

I also wanted to tell you that we have a DT call over on Fab'n'Funky, the DT call will run until 6pm on 17 January so if you feel like joining a great team where we have some super sponsors each week why not take a look at the Fab'n'Funky blog here for all the details


Saturday, 21 December 2013

White Christmas

Good Morning,

Well not long to go now and I still have loads to do, shopping to do and presents to wrap, but I am sure it will all get sorted in time.

On to my card for today for our challenge over at My Time to Craft where this week the challenge is:

White on White
(except for the image)

Sorry the photo is not very good, it is so hard to photograph all white.

I started by stamping a Magnolia stamp snowscene with a glue pad and added Glamour Dust I positioned this behind a window cut with a Memory Box die, then added snowflake, flower, leaves (all Memory Box dies), tree (Marianne die), bunting (La La Land die) to which I added some peel off letters and finished with a few pearls dotted around.

Challenges Entered:

Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge - White Christmas
Delicious Doodles - White Christmas
Creative Craft Challenge - White on White
Paper Minutes - White on White

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Christmas Birds

Good Morning All,

Hope you are all well, I am feeling a little better my cough seems to be calming down a bit so hopefully I am on the mend.

Today sees the start of a new challenge at My Time to Craft and this week our challenge is:

"Christmas Birds"

Card Recipe:

Topper and Papers - Making Cards Christmas Magazine
Ivy Die - Joanna Sheen Signature die
Tree - Marianne Die
Sentiment - LOTV
Ribbon, Glamour Dust

Wednesday, 11 December 2013


Good Morning All,

I do hope you are well, I am still coughing and losing my voice, getting really fed up of it now.  Anyway on to the challenge this week at Fab'n'Funky where it is the final challenge of the year, the DT are having a break over Christmas and New Year.  Our challenge this week is brought to you by the lovely Rachel and she has chosen:

****  Snowflakes  ****
(now that's a nice easy one for you)

Our sponsor this week is:

with a prize of 5 digis

Card Recipe:

Digi Image - Alannah - Stampart Design by Kathryne
Colouring Medium - Copics
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
Papers - Lili of the Valley & Papermania
Snowflakes dies - Large Memory Box, Small Cheery Lynn
Metal Snowflakes - All About Beads
Ribbon, Glamour Dust

Challenges Entered:

Crafty Sentiments - Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday - Snowflakes
Craft Your Passion - Let it Snow
Crafty Boots - Christmas
Digi Makeover - Sparkle
Incy Wincy Challenges - Let it Snow
Vintage Stamping - Cold & Frosty Colours

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Cute and Cuddly

Good Morning,

Saturday once again so time for our new challenge over at My Time to Craft where this week our challenge is:

Cute and Cuddly Christmas Animals

Card Recipe:

Image - Lili of the Valley
Papers - My Mind's Eye
Star Die - Memory Box
Small snowflakes die - Cheery Lynn
Sentiment - Hannilie (Desert Diva)
Glamour Dust

Challenges Entered:

Friday, 6 December 2013

V for Vellum

Good Morning,

Hope you all managed to keep safe in yesterday's high winds, we had the usual bins blowing all over the village, but my son had a big holly tree in his front garden blown down, luckily they were at work as half of it was on the drive and also it was about 4 feet short of the house when it fell.  

I am still full of a cold and getting fed up of it, luckily I had all my DT cards made up to Christmas so my card for you today which is for our challenge at Alphabet Challenge where this week our challenge has been set by our lovely teamie Avril and she has chosen:

V for Vellum

Card Recipe:

Image - Delicious Doodles
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - First Edition
Poinsettias - Wild Orchid
Music Vellum - Stash
Glamour Dust

Challenges Entered:

A Creative Romance - Sparkle at Christmas
Delicious Doodles - Christmas/New Year
Digi Haven - Merry Christmas
Pattie's Creations - Christmas card
Sweet Pea Stampers - It's cold outside
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Christmas
Charisma Cardz - All Distressed
Paper Crafting Journey - It's Christmas Time
Inky Impressions - Winter/Snow
Stamp'n'Doodle - Christmas is Coming

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Butter Blue

Good Morning,

I hope you are all well, I am sorry not to have got round to your blogs yet this week but I haven't been at all well, I thought my cold was going on Saturday but unfortunately since Sunday it has just got worse and I haven't felt like doing anything, I really hope it starts to clear soon it's the sore throat and cough which are the worst.  Well enough of my moaning and onto our new challenge at Fab'n'Funky which this week is brought to us by our teamie Allie and she has chosen:

'A Touch of Frost'
We want to see your cards showing frosty scenes with lots of sparkle or how about the frosting on a cake? 

Our  sponsor this week is the wonderful
Stitchy bears Digi outlet

The prize is $10 to spend on artists images featured here today
(Stitchy Stamps, Barbara Jensen, Reece's Scrap Pieces)

The team had some lovely images from our Sponsor to work with and this is my card made with Butter Blue image which I though would make a lovely Christmas card for my eldest granddaughter Zoe.

Card Recipe:

Image - Stitchy Bear: Barbara Jensen - Butter Blue

Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers & Sentiment - LOTV
Dies - Memory Box
 Ribbon, Glamour Dust

Challenges Entered:

Ladybug Crafts Ink - Blue and White
LEJ Designs - Christmas is Coming
Lexi's Creations - Christmas
Glitter'n'Sparkle - Add some glitter and sparkle

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Juggling Snowman

Good Morning,

 December already, and as it is the first of the month  another new challenge for you over on Sparkles Christmas Challenge blog and the last one of the year!!  The challenge is:

Christmas Feasts and Treats

Card Recipe:

Image - Topper from stash
Papers - Free from Magazine
Sentiment - Hannilie (Desert Diva)
Ribbon, Charm, Pearls

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Little Shepherd

Good Morning.

Lovely sunny morning here, I have had a really bad cough and cold this week and have felt really rough, but luckily I am feeling a little better today as I am off to the Murder Mystery tonight.

We have a new challenge for you today over on My Time to Craft where we have a sketch for you to follow:

Card Recipe:

Image - Pink Gem Designs
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - LOTV and stash
Sentiment - Paper Cupcakes
Ribbon, Card Candy

Monday, 25 November 2013

Snow Family

Good Afternoon,

I had a wonderful time on Saturday at my son's Wedding reception, though felt quite tired yesterday as it was late when we got home, but it was such fun seeing all his old School and University friends again as they are spread far and wide these days.  The girls loved it, dancing all night and really enjoying themselves.

Back to today where the sun is shining, the housework is done and I have a couple of hours before picking up Heidi and Lauren from school so I decided to share a card with you that I made at the end of last week, I think I am going to send this one to my cousin at Christmas.

Card Recipe:

Image - Lili of the Valley
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Kaisercraft, free with a magazine
Banner Die - La La Land
Snowflake and Bow die - Memory Box
Pine Cones die - Signature by Joanna Sheen
Lace, Greeting, Glamour Dust

Glitter'n'Sparkle - Show us some Snow
Sentimental Sundays - Winter Wonderland
Crafts4Eternity - Glitter and Sparkle

Thanks for visiting and hope your day is sunny too.

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Special Christmas

Good Morning,

A cold morning here but a beautiful one, everywhere is white with frost but the sun is shining and the skies are blue.   I have a busy day as it is my youngest son's Wedding reception today after their marriage in Florida, so I am really looking forward to it.  I have a new dress and am going to pamper myself this afternoon and take my time getting ready.

Anyway on to my card for today which is for our challenge at My Time to Craft where the challenge this week is:

"Special Christmas"
(the sentiment to say what it is)

For my "Special" card I made this for one of my granddaughters

Card Recipe:

Image - Lili of the Valley
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - First Edition and Forever Friends
Sentiment - Computer generated
Stocking charm, ribbon, corner punch, Card Candy, Glamour Dust

Challenges Entered:

Stampin' for the Weekend - Feeling Festive
Charisma Cards - Christmas
Paper Shelter - Christmas
Totally Papercrafts - Add a Bow
Wags'n'Whiskers - Cards for Kids
Aud Sentiments - Any Sentiment
Crafty Hazelnuts Challenge - For a Child
Sweet Stampin' - Cause for Celebration
Totally Gorjuss - Childs Christmas

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Christmas Letter

Good Morning,

Today we are celebrating our second week of 4th Birthday Anniversary at Fab'n'Funky where we have some more great sponsors and prizes for you this week.

Once again our challenge is easy peasy:

"Anything Goes"

and our super Sponsors are:

Prize is 3 digis of the winners choice from
The Doodle Pantry shop

Prize is a voucher to spend in store at
Lili of the Valley

Prize - 5 digis of the winners Choice from
Stampart Design by Kathryne
 - and a GDT spot at Fab'n'Funky Challenges

Prize is a class of the winner's choice

Prize is 3 digis of the winners choice from the Inky impressions Shop

Prize is 3 images of the winners choice from 
the Lacy Sunshine Shop

For my card this week I used this beautiful image called Kimmie's Letter from 

Card Recipe:

Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Free from a magazine
Metal Snowflakes - All About Beads
Ribbon - Country Baskets

Challenges Entered:

Crafty Sentiments - Christmas
Going Grey with Scrap Creations -Make it Sparkle
Paper Playtime - Sparkle
Colour me Creative - Winter, Cold, Frosty
Little Claire's - Christmas
Inky Impressions - Hats, Scarves, Gloves

Saturday, 16 November 2013


Well here I am with my second post of the day for the challenge over at My Time to Craft where this week the challenge is:


Card Recipe:

Image - Metal bauble from my stash
Papers - First Edition Christmas Village and stash
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
Ribbon, flower, card candy

Challenges Entered:

Mid-week reminder for Fab'n'Funky Challenge

Good Morning,

I have a card share for you today with a reminder that you still have until Tuesday 8pm to enter our first week Birthday challenge over at Fab'n'Funky, please see Wednesday's post for a reminder of the great prizes on offer this week in our:

"Anything Goes Challenge"

Card Recipe:

Image - Lili of the Valley
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - My Mind's Eye and Graphic 45
Sentiment - Anna Griffin
Ivy spray die - Joanna Sheen
Snowflakes die - Cheery Lynn
Flower die - Memory Box
Punched Holly Leaves, Liquid Pearls, Tag, Twine, Glamour Dust

Challenges Entered:

4 Crafty Chicks - Snowflakes
ABC Christmas Challenge - Winter Wishes
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes, twist Christmas
Divas by Design - Snow
Stamp'n'Doodle - Snowman/woman
Deep Ocean Challenge - Winter
LEJ Designs - Seasons Greetings
Papertake Weekly - Snow and Ice
Vintage Stamping Challenge - Traditional Christmas
Paper Playtime - Sparkle

Do take a look at the challenge blog today and see the mid-week projects made by the Design Team who look forward to visiting your blog and hope that you can win one of our great prizes. 

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Fab'n'Funky Birthday Fortnight

Good Morning

Today sees the start of two weeks of Challenges celebrating our 4th Birthday over at Fab'n'Funky.  We have some fantastic sponsors with some terrific prizes on offer.

The challenge this week is an easy one it's 

****  "Anything Goes"  ***

Our wonderful sponsors

Prize - 5 digis of the winers Choice - and a GDT spot at Fab'n'Funky Challenges

- the prize is 5 images of the winners choice from DS4J shop

Prize is 3 images of the winners choice from the Lacy Sunshine Shop

Inky Impressions 

prize is 3 digis of the winners choice

The fabulous Flonzcraft
prize - $20 voucher to spend in store - with free shipping! how great is that!

You have to admit these are some wonderful prizes and don't forget there are more next week.

For my card this week I have used an image from the fabulous Flonzcraft

Card Recipe:

First I cut a template to look like an Art Deco design and added it to an easel card
Image - Jazz Dance stamp by Flonz
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Kanban
Flowers & Foliage - Memory Box die
Sentiment - Hannilie (Desert Diva)

Challenges Entered:

Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Shabby Chic/Vintage
The Crazy Challenge - Vintage
Whoopsie Daisy - Flowers Galore
Addicted to Stamps - Dies/Punches

Do pop over to the challenge blog and check out the great work by the Design Team and also some fabulous work by Guest Designers.  Hope to see you entering our Birthday Challenges.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Wedding Day

Good Afternoon

It is a beautiful day here, sunshine all the way and I hope you are having the same.  

I have a card and some photo's to share with you today.  My youngest son Dan got married last week in Florida to Mandy and their two daughters Heidi and Lauren were bridesmaids and these are some photo's he emailed me.  We didn't go for the wedding as it is such a long way and I don't like flying (I have to take tablets to calm me down even for a 2 hour flight) but they are back this week and are having a wedding reception the weekend after next for all their family and friends.

The card I am sharing is a Wedding card I made for them, (sorry about the photo but it is so difficult to take photo's of mainly white cards)

Card Recipe:

Image - Di's Digis
Colouring Medium - Copics
Memory Box, Joanna Sheen, Nesties dies
Pearls, Roses, Lace and ribbon, Martha Stewart edge punch

Challenges Entered:

Daring Cardmakers - Other Occasions
Inky Expressions - Dies and Punches
Stampavie and More - Die cut embellishments
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Charisma Cards - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Clean and Simple

Good Morning,

Start of the weekend so hope you all have something good planned, I am going to have a quiet one as I shall be busy for the next three weekends so hope to get some crafting done while I can.

On to my card for today which is for our new challenge at My Time to Craft where the challenge is:

Clean and Simple

Card Recipe:

Image and Sentiment - Paper Artsy Jofy
Colouring Medium - Copics

Friday, 8 November 2013

T for Twine

Good Morning,

Well here we are Friday once again, I hope today is going to be as nice as yesterday, it was lovely and sunny for most of the day and I even got my washing dry outside!!!

Today sees a new challenge over on Alphabet Challenge blog where we are up to the letter T and our challenge this week has been set by our lovely teamie Mari and she has chosen:

T for Twine

Card Recipe:

Image - Wee Stamps
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - First Edition
Sentiment - LOTV
Twine, button, Glamour dust, 

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Traditional Christmas Colours

Good Morning,

This week over at Fab'n'Funky we have a great sponsor and a super new challenge chosen for us by our lovely Judith:

Traditional Christmas Colours

sponsored by:

who supplied the DT with some lovely images to play with

Do pop over to the Challenge blog to see some great inspiration by the DT and next week is our 4th birthday so hope you can join us for some fabulous prizes.

Card Recipe:

Image - Christmas Bells by Digi Darla
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Free from a magazine
Sentiment - LOTV
Ivy die scroll - Joanna Sheen
Pearls, punched stars, flowers

Challenges Entered:

Divas by Design - Use a Digi
Holly Jolly Christmas - Traditional Colours
Created with Love - Christmas Reds and Greens

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Just Sittin' Here

Good Morning,

Saturday once again and time for a new challenge over at My Time to Craft where this week our challenge is:

Quilt It

We would like to see backgrounds with a quilting effect.

We are also having a DT call and so why not apply if you would like to work with a really friendly group with some great challenges, just enter the challenge this week and put DT after your name.

Card Recipe:

Image and Ticket sentiment - Paper Cupcakes
Paper - Basic Grey
Christmas star - Memory Box die
Ribbon, Poinsettia

Challenges Entered:

Brown Sugar - Things with Wings
Jingle Belles - Creatures
Savvy Handmade Cards - Bats or Birds

Friday, 1 November 2013

Have a Beary Christmas

Good Morning,

Oh my it's the 1st November, where is the time going?  Anyway as it is the first of the month it's time for a new challenge over on Sparkles Christmas Challenge blog.

Our challenge for this month is:

Have a Beary Christmas
(So let's see all your cards with a Christmas Bear on them)

We have a great sponsor for you this month who supplied the DT with some lovely images to work with and you can find them all here:

Pink Gem Designs
With a prize of 3 digi's of the winner's choice

Image - Christmas Teddy by Pink Gem
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - First Edition "Christmas Village"
Holly Flourish - Cheery Lynn die
Christmas Star - Memory Box die
Sentiment - LOTV
Ribbon, Pearls, Glamour Dust

Challenges Entered:

Stampavie and more - Bear
Creative Card Crew - Teddy Bears

Saturday, 26 October 2013


Good Morning,

Hope you are all well and are at the start of a good weekend.  As its Saturday it's time for a new challenge over on the My Time to Craft Challenge blog and this week we would like to see:


Card Recipe:

Butterfly die - Cheery Lynn
Papers - Paper Stack, First Edition and Melissa Francis
Pearls, Flowers, Sentiment

Challenges Entered:

Delightful Challenges - Winged Things

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Winter Abby

Good Morning,

We have a great new challenge for you starting today over on Fab'n'Funky where this week's challenge has been set by our lovely teamie Beccy and she has chosen:


(This could be distressing the edges, using distress inks or distress embossing powders
the choice is yours)

We have two fabulous sponsors for you this week

prize $20 voucher (plus free shipping) 



who are offering 5 Digi Images

Do take a look at our challenge blog where you will find some great projects by the DT.

Card Recipe:

Image - Winter Abby by Lacy Sunshine
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - First Edition
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Branches - Leone Em punch
Corner Stamp - Clarity
Sentiment, Ribbon, Buttons, Twine

Challenges Entered:

Bunny Zoe - Ribbon
Crafty Cardmakers - Shabby Chic
Paper Playtime - Ribbon and Buttons
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Whimsy Stamps - Shabby Chic/Vintage
Deep Ocean Challenge - Button it Up

Saturday, 19 October 2013


Good Morning,

New challenge day over at "My Time to Craft" where this week the challenge is:

(lots of ideas to choose from in this category)

I decided to make a "Congratulations on Passing your Exams" card as I found this lovely little digi imaged printed out and filed away and despite searching everywhere can't find out who the digi artist is!!  I coloured him with Copics the background paper was free in Making Cards magazine and I added ribbon, card candy and a computer generated sentiment.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013


Good Morning

Wednesday so time for a new challenge at Fab'n'Funky where this week I am the host and the theme I have chosen for this week is:

Spots and Stripes

We have two great sponsors 

with a prize of 5 digi's of the winner's choice

The DT were lucky enough to have some great images to play with from both sponsors.

Card Recipe:

Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Stash
Snowflake die - Memory Box
Ribbon and Computer generated sentiment

Challenges Entered:

Deep Ocean Challenge - Christmas is around the corner
There She Goes - Christmas

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Sorry..........I forgot

Good Morning to you all,

I hope you have a great Saturday, I am out tonight with all the family for a meal at the Italian Restaurant in our village to celebrate my birthday which is tomorrow.

Our new challenge starts at My Time to Craft today where the theme is:

Sorry I forgot your Birthday

I haven't been feeling too good this week so my card is a very quick one made with a Kanban card that I have had in my stash for ages.  I added some lace, flowers, pin and a computer generated sentiment.