Friday, 28 February 2014

B for Buttons and Bows

Hello again,

Here I am with my second post today.  It's Friday so time for a new challenge over at Alphabet Challenge blog where today we are up to the letter B.

The theme for this week has been chosen by our lovely Shaz and she has chosen:

B for Buttons and Bows

Image - Wendy Burns
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - First Edition
Punched corners and hearts, Nestibilities.
Buttons, Ribbon, Sentiment, Charm

Challenges Entered:

Crafty Ribbons - Ribbons and Buttons
DRS Designs - Button Up
DigiStamps4Joy - Dies or Punches
Inky Impressions - Charms
One Stitch at a Time - Girly
A Gem of a Challenge - Spots and Stripes
Kitty Bee Designs - Use Red/Pink

Candy Winner - Sparkles Blog Hop

Good Morning All

Thanks to everyone who took part in our
 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop at Sparkles Christmas Challenge blog, we had over 70 entries and received some lovely comments.  
We hope you will all join us again for our new challenge tomorrow.
To see the full list of winners of the prizes please check out the challenge blog at

Now onto the winner of my candy which is

No 67 - KANDA

please email me at in the next 7 days to claim your prize
Please put Candy Winner in the subject heading

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Blue Christmas

Good Morning All,

Hope everyone is well and enjoying some of the sunshine which seems to be around at the moment in between showers.

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Fab'n'Funky and as it is the last Wednesday of the month our challenge will be:

* * *  Christmas  * * * 

Our fabulous Sponsor this week is

Lacy Sunshine

The Winner gets to choose 3 digi's from their Store.

The DT were so lucky to be able to choose their own digi's to play with and I chose:

Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Papermania, LOTV
Frame - Nesties
Snowflake charms - All About Beads
Cheery Lynn Die - Snowflakes
Ribbon, sentiment, glamour dust

Challenges Entered:

Shopping our Stash - Heavy Metal
Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute with Spots and Dots
Kaboodle Doodles - Use Ribbon
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Monochromatic
Lexi's Creations - Monochromatic
Brown Sugar Challenge - Use a Charm
Cut it Up - Winter Fun using Blue and White
Patties Creations - Spots or Dots
Christmas Blog Challenge - The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Sparkles Christmas Challenge and a Blog Hop

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Good Saturday Morning to You,

We have a very special challenge for you today over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge, it's our Third Anniversary so this month we are having a Blog Hop and our theme is:

Anything Goes
so you can make whatever you like as long as it is Christmas

Now for the Blog Hop you must visit each DT blog and leave a comment or add yourself to their linky, then hop back to the Challenge Blog and add your creation to the linky there.

Now you should have arrived here from Sandra's blog and your next stop is at Brenda's blog

If you lose your way this is the blog hop order:

Pat  (Me)
Helen P
Helen N

We have some fabulous prizes from the following sponsors

Joanna Sheen
Dawn till Dusk
Pink Gem Designs
Marianne Designs
Crafty Ribbons
Di's Digis
Fantastic Ribbons

and also each of the DT's are providing a prize for one winner on their own blogs:

this is my prize for my winner

Now on to my card:

Card Recipe:

Image - House Mouse Stamp
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Graphic 45
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
Ivy Die - Joanna Sheen
Ribbon, Charm, Pearls

So why not get a start on your Christmas cards, enter the challenge complete the blog hop and you could be in for one of our fabulous prizes, Good Luck.

Challenges Entered:

Delicious Doodles - Die Cuts/Punches
Crimbo Crackers - Christmas Happiness
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Festive Foliage
Die Cuttin Divas - Winter Fun
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Cute or Sweet
Melonheadz Challenge - Winter Fun

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Baby Boy

Good Morning,

Hope you have all had a good week.  I had no school runs this week being half-term, but did have Abbie and Emma to stay overnight Tuesday and we went out for the day on Wednesday to Haworth, it was very quiet but we enjoyed a nice walk around the village.
 The weather hasn't been too bad this week though with quite a bit of sunshine.

Well as it is Saturday we have a new challenge over at My Time to Craft where this week the challenge is:

"New" Baby, House, Job etc.
(but not new stash) 

I have used a card I made a couple of weeks ago for my daughter to give to one of her friends - unfortunately at the time I couldn't get a very good photo.

Image and Sentiment - Pink Gem
Papers - First Edition and stash
Corners - Whimsey die
Pearls and Ribbon

Monday, 17 February 2014

Have a Magical Day

Good Afternoon,

I had a play this weekend to make a card for Brenda's 5th Blogaversary Challenge which you can find here, the challenge being to use a favourite crafting item and I thought I would use one of my favourite stamps.  I have had this Lavinia Stamp for quite a few years and when my granddaughters were young I think each of them had a card at one time bearing this image, but I haven't used it for some time, I like it because as it is fantasy you can use whatever colours you like (I used lots of my bright colours which don't get used very often)

Image - Lavinia stamps
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - My Mind's Eye
Roses - Wild Orchid
Punched branches
Sentiment, Pearls, Ribbon, Toadstool charm, Stickles

Challenges Entered:
Just Add Ink - Just add Stripes
Crafty Ribbons - Ribbon n Bows

Saturday, 15 February 2014

With Sympathy

Good Morning,

Hope you all had a lovely Valentine's Day, we went out at lunchtime and had a lovely meal.  

We have a new challenge for you today over at My Time to Craft where the theme this week is:

With Sympathy

Image - Kanban Topper
Paper - Stampin Up
Corner stamp - Clarity
Sentiment - Anna Griffin

Wednesday, 12 February 2014


Good Morning,

I do hope you are all well and keeping dry, the news of all the flooding in the south is dreadful and my heart goes out to all those people who are having to deal with this terrible situation.  We have no flooding around here but had a mixed bag of weather yesterday, most of the day was sunny then late afternoon we had thunder, lightening and hail!!!!!!

On to today where we have a new challenge starting for you over on the Fab'n'Funky blog, this week our host is the lovely Dawn and she has chosen the theme:


Our sponsor this week is:

and the winner will receive a $20 Gift Certificate

Do take a look at the blog to see some lovely creations made by the Design Team using some fabulous images from The Paper Shelter which we were lucky enough to play with.

Card Recipe:

Image - Kisses by Paper Shelter
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - First Edition
Sentiment - LOTV
Heart dies - Memory Box
Heart charm - All About Beads
Flower - Wild Orchid
Ribbon, punched corners, punched leaves

Challenges Entered:

The Paper Shelter - Be My Valentine
Fantastic Tuesday - Romance
PaperMinutes - Love is in the Air
Papertake Weekly - With a Heart
Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute Valentine
Kaboodle Doodles - To My Sweetheart
LexisCreations - Valentines Day/Love
Ooh La La Creations - Use a Heart
That Craft Place - Valentine
A Gem of a Challenge - All you need is Love

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Special Friend

Good Morning,

Hope everyone is keeping well, Lorna and I had a lovely day yesterday at the Craft Show in Manchester, I managed to get myself a few new dies which I hope I will get some time this weekend to try them out, I resisted buying anymore papers as I have enough to last two lifetimes!!! and just purchased a few basic items which needed a restock.

On to today's challenge over on My Time to Craft where this week the theme is:

Buttons and Ribbon
(please use at least three buttons)

My card is made for a friend who has a birthday on Valentine's Day.

Card Recipe

Stamp - Old Letter Rose by Joy Crafts
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - First Edition
Martha Steward Edge Punch
Sentiment - Hannilie (Desert Diva)
Ribbon, Buttons, Pearls

Challenges Entered:

Simply Create Too - Mother's Day/For a Female
Delightful Challenges - Anything Goes
SassyStudios - Stop and smell the Flowers
Inky Impressions - Someone Special
Stamp'n'Doodle - For My Friend
Paper Minutes - Friends
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes