Monday, 17 December 2018

Away in a Manger

Good Morning Peeps,

Today sees our last challenge of the year over on Christmas with the Cuties and for this challenge our theme is:

Carols and Songs

Our sponsor for the challenge is the delightful:


 
I chose to use this image as it reminds me of the beautiful Christmas carol

“Away in a Manger”


Image - Lacy Sunshine
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Crafters Companion
Poinsettia die - Marianne designs
Glamour Dust, Sentiment, Nuvo Drops, Snowflake

Challenges Entered:

A Gem of a Challenge - Anything Goes (22-12-18)
 Sweet Stampin - Anything Christmas (28-12-18)
Patties Creations - Winter/Christmas (5-1-19)
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas (3-1-19)
Moving Along with the Times - Anything Christmas (20-12-18)
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Christmas (19-12-18)
Cute'n'Crafty - Anything Christmas (28-12-18)
Shopping Our Stash - Tis the Season (18-12-18)


Friday, 14 December 2018

Another Cute Elf

Good Morning Peeps,

We have a new challenge starting today on My Time to Craft where the challenge for the next 2 weeks is:

More than one fold




Image - My Favourite Things
Colouring Medium - Copics
Glamour Dust, Gold Doily, Sentiment

Challenge entered:

Kitty Bee designs - Santa's Helpers (22-12-18)



Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Thank You

Good Morning Peeps,

I do hope today is going to be a better one than yesterday when it was really foggy and damp all day.  Monday was very wet but we had a day out in York where the sun was shining in the afternoon and we had a lovely time wandering around the Christmas markets.

On now to our challenge at Fab'n'Funky, this week I am hosting and I thought for a change from Christmas we would have a challenge of:

Thank You Cards

Something we all tend to need a few of in the New Year.



I used a floral image coloured with Copics, papers are from my stash and I added some enamel dots, lace and a sentiment.

Would love to see you joining in with our challenge this week.


Friday, 30 November 2018

A Little Elf

Good Morning Peeps,

It's a lovely sunny morning here which is rather nice after the torrential rain we had yesterday, I had to go out to the Opticians yesterday and got absolutely soaked.  

Well we have a new challenge for you today over on My Time to Craft where for the next two weeks our challenge is:

One Layer Cards

I always seem to struggle with one layer but I decided to use this lovely stamp set from My Favourite Things, I must admit I really like this set and have made quite a few of my Christmas cards this year using various elements from it.



I used one of the Elves from the set, the Christmas Tree and the cute sentiment, I also stamped a few stars on it with a little star stamp I bought in France in the summer.  I coloured with Copics, added Glamour Dust and doodled around the edge with a black liner pen.

Have a good day and I hope the sun is shining for you too.

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:

Christmas at Sweet Stamping - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Get Ready for Christmas
Cute'n'Crafty Christmas - Anything Christmas
The Holly and the Ivy - Anything Christmas
Less is More - One Layer Card (Holiday)

Monday, 26 November 2018

Crackers!!!!

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope everyone has had a good weekend and not been too cold, seems to be warming up a little again here as it was bitterly cold on Friday and Saturday.

Today sees the start of a new challenge over on Christmas with the Cuties where for this month our challenge is:

Anything but a Card

Our sponsor for this month is the fabulous:

 

with a great prize for the winner.

I chose to make a couple of Christmas crackers:





Images - Snowman Frame available here
Herbie the Bear  available here
Colouring Medium - Copics 
Cracker Die - Tonic
Papers - Graphic 45
Ribbon

There are some lovely projects made by the Design Team over on the challenge blog so please do take a look and we would love to see you joining in our challenge this month.


Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Christmas Hugs

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope everyone is having a good week, I am having a quieter one than last week when I didn't seem to get any spare time at all though I did manage to go to the Sincerely Yours Craft Show at Leigh and picked up a few bits and pieces.

Today I am hosting our new for this week at Fab'n'Funky where we have our monthly challenge of Christmas.


Image - Polkadoodles
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Anna Marie Designs
Sentiments - LOTV
Poinsettia die - Marianne Designs
Ribbon, Nuvo Drops, Glamour Dust

There are some great projects by the Design Team on the challenge blog so why not take a look and maybe join in with us, not long until Christmas!!

 

Friday, 16 November 2018

Let it Snow

Good  Morning Peeps,

It’s Friday so time for a new challenge over at My Time to Craft, where this week our challenge is:

“Let it Snow”



I made a very simple card using an Apple Blossom embossing folder and added a image by Crafty Sentiments coloured with Copics and fussy cut, I also added Glamour Dust.

Hope to see you joining in with our challenge this week.

Have a good weekend.

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Fantasy

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope you are all having a good week.  Starting today we have a new challenge over on Fab’n’Funky where this week we are sponsored by:

Digi Stamps4Joy

and our challenge is:

Fantasy Creatures

The design team were lucky to have a choice of images from our sponsor and I chose:

Meireenya (Coloured)



Papers - Studio Light
Charms, String, Sentiment, Stickles

Yesterday was our youngest Granddaughter Lauren's 10th birthday and I thought that this card would be just right for her.

Do take a look at the challenge blog to see the fabulous creations by the Design Team.

Have a good day


Saturday, 3 November 2018

Three Penguins

Good Morning Peeps,

I am a little late posting my DT card for My Time to Craft, but we were out for the day yesterday and I just didn't get time, so here we are.  For the next fortnight we have a sketch for you to follow:




Image - Bugaboo
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Stash
Ric Rac ribbon, Sentiment

Hope to see you joining in with our challenge this time.  Have a good weekend.


Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Seasons Greetings

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope you are all having a good week, we have been having plenty of sunshine for the last week or so, but this week it seems to be decidedly colder.  Anyway my eye seems to be getting better each day though I haven't been doing any crafting, luckily I made a few of my DT cards in advance but today's is the last one so hopefully I will be able to get back into crafting soon. 

Well today we have a new challenge starting on Fab'n'Funky where we have our monthly challenge of:

Christmas


Seasons Greeting die - Creative Expressions
Poinsettia die - Marianne dies
Embossed card, gold paper, pearl

Have a good day.

 

Monday, 22 October 2018

Wrap up Warm

Good Monday Morning Peeps,

I do hope you have all had a good weekend and that you have a good week to come.

We have a new challenge starting today on Christmas with the Cuties where for this month our challenge is:

Wrap up Warm

Our sponsor this month is the fabulous

 
with a prize of a voucher to spend in store.


Image - Mo's Digital
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Crafter's Companion
Sentiment, Ribbon, Doily, Glamour Dust

Hope to see you joining in with our challenge this month

Friday, 19 October 2018

Halloween

Good Morning Peeps,

We have a new challenge for you today over on My Time to Craft and this week our challenge is:

Halloween 



Image - Paper Shelter
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Stash
Ribbon, Cat button, Bat confetti

Have a good day.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Pretty Pansies

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope everyone is well and having a good week.  We had a good weekend, it was my birthday on Saturday and we had a lovely family meal with the 14 of us at the Italian Restaurant in our village. 

On Monday I had a cataract removal operation and so am not seeing too well yet but hopefully should soon get better.

Anyway on to our challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week where we are sponsored by:

 

with a prize of a voucher to spend in store.
Our challenge for this week is:

Embellish with Ribbon or Lace


Colouring medium - Copics
Papers - LOTV and stash
:Lace, Sentiment, Nuvo Drops

Hope to see you joining in with our challenge this week.

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Colours of Autumn

Good Morning Peeps,

Wednesday has come around again so it's time for a new challenge over on Fab'n'Funky where this week our host is our lovely Judith and the challenge is:

Colours of Autumn


Image is from a Making Cards CD
Papers from stash
Tree die - Memory Box
Sentiment - Courtesy of Desert Diva

There is some great inspiration from ther Design Team on the challenge blog so why not pop over a take a look.

Have a good day.

 

Friday, 5 October 2018

Merry Christmas

Good Morning Peeps,

I have a card to share today which is my DT card for the challenge at My Time to Craft on our new challenge day which has changed to Friday.

Our challenge this fortnight is:

Use Kraft Card


I used some embossed white card cut out Merry Christmas in kraft card using a Crafter's Companion die and the poinsettia and foiliage was a Cottage Cutz die cut out three times and I decoupaged the poinsettia.

Please pop over to the challenge blog to see some great inspriation from the Design Team.

Have a good weekend.

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Cosy and Warm

Good Morning Peeps,

It's Wednesday and so time for a new challenge over on Fab'n'Funky where this week we have another "Just for Fun" Challenge which is:

All Creatures Great and Small


Image - LOTV print
Papers - Hobbycraft
Sentiments - LOTV
Gingham ribbon, Wooden Snowflake, Cosmic Simmer Glitter Paste, Nuvo Drops

There is some great inspiration by the Design Team on the Challenge Blog so why not check it our and join in with our challenge this week.

Have a great day

 


Monday, 24 September 2018

Sooooo Sleepy

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope you have all had a good weekend, it was a nice sunny day yesterday so we managed to get out for a walk after such a rainy week.

Today we have the start of our monthly challenge at Christmas with the Cuties and this month our challenge is:

For a Child
(nice and easy, but don't forget it must be cute and Christmas)

This month our challenge is "Just for Fun" but we will have a Top 3.


Image - Pink Gem Designs
Colouring Medium - Copics
Sentiments - LOTV
Embossed Card
Doily, Ribbon, Glamour Dust, Nuvo Drops
Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen

Well we are almost at the end of September and Christmas is looming so why not join in with us and make a start on your Christmas cards if you haven't already done so.  Look forward to seeing your creations.  Have a good week.


Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Christmas Snowflake

Good Morniing Peeps,

Hope you are all well and having a good week.  We came back on Sunday from a lovely sunny week in Guernsey, we had a really relaxing week doing some walking and sight seeing, Alan did some sketching and I had a good read.  Now the holidays are all over I need to get back into some crafting and blogging.

On to the challenge for today over on Fab'n'Funky where this week it is our monthly challenge of:

Christmas

Once again we have no sponsor this week just a Top 3.


Paper - Crafter's CompanionChristmas Wonderland Pad
Snowflake die - Creative Expressions
Glamour Dust, Sentiment, Pearl

Have a good day.

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Under the Sea

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope everyone has had a good week.  My daughter Lorna and I had an enjoyable day yesterday at the Craft Show at Event City, Manchester, when we had finished shopping there we went over to the Trafford Centre had a lovely Chinese meal and continued our shopping trip there.

We have a new challenge for you today over on My Time to Craft where this week our challenge is:

Under the Sea


Image - All Dressed Up
Colouring Medium - Copics
Paper - Free from Making Cards Magazine
My Favourite Things die
Starfish charm, Shells, Sentiment

Hope to see you joining in our challenge this week.

Have a good weekend.


Wednesday, 5 September 2018

Bingo

Good Morning Peeps,

It's Wednesday so time for a new challenge over on Fab'n'Funky where this week our host is our lovely Buffy and she has given us a Bingo board to play with:
 
Gems
Yellow
Die-cuts
Blue
Flowers
Ribbons
Lace
Circular
Red

We have no sponsor for you this week but we will have a Top 3.

I made this card for my oldest friend Sandra her birthday is today and we first met when we started school together when we were 5 years old, which was many moons ago!!!

For my card I used the end column:

Die-cuts, Ribbon, Red



Colouring Medium - Copics
Paper - from stash
Die cut - Tonic
Doily, ribbon, sentiment

We would love to see you playing along with us this week.

Have a lovely day.



Monday, 27 August 2018

Snow-One Like You

Good Morning Peeps,

It's Bank Holiday Monday and I hope you all have a good one whatever you have planned.  If the weather is not so good maybe you would like to make a card for our new challenge over on "Christmas with the Cuties" where we have a new monthly challenge starting today with a theme of:

Snowmen

Our sponsor for this month is the fabulous:

 
with a great prize for the winner.


Image - Bugaboo - Two Snowmen (available here)
Colouring Medium - Copics
Sentiment - Bugaboo
Paper - Anna Marie Designs
Tag Die - My Favourite Things
Glasmour Dust, Enamel Dots

Christmas is only four months away so time to get started on those Christmas cards!!!

Have a good day.




Saturday, 25 August 2018

Happy Snowman

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope everyone is well and had a good week.  Not posted for ages but we have been on holiday and had a great time with a family holiday in France, the weather was hot and sunny and we all enjoyed ourselves.  Now it's back to the challenge for the next two weeks over on My Time to Craft and our theme this time is:

Christmas in August


The image is coloured with Copics, papers are from my stash, sentiment LOTV and I added Glamour dust, enamel dots and ribbon.

Hope to see you joining with our challenge this time.

Have a great Bank Holiday weekend.


Saturday, 28 July 2018

ATC's

Good Morning Peeps,

We have a new challenge for the next two weeks over on My Time to Craft where the challenge is:

ATC's


Image - Kenny K
Colouring Medium - Copics
Paper - Stash

If you like making ATC's why not join  in with our challenge this week, there is some great inspiration for you over on the challenge blog.

Have a good weekend whatever you have planned.

 

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Christmas Elf

Good Morning Peeps,

It may be hot and sunny here but over on Fab'n'Funky it's winter with our monthly challenge of:

Christmas

Our lovely Neva is the host this our new challenge for two weeks, once again we have no sponsor for you just a Top 3.


Image & Sentiment - My Favourite Things
Colouring Medium - Copics
Paper - Christmas Jingle by Anna Marie Designs
Glamour Dust, Nuvo Drops, sentiment

There is some great inspiration on the challenge blog by the Design Team, hope to see you there joining in with the challenge this week.

Have a good day.


Monday, 23 July 2018

Add some Sparkle

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope everyone has had a good weekend, we enjoyed a family get together on Saturday and hubby cooked us all a Paella on the BBQ, everyone enjoyed it and though the sun was not shining all the time it was still warm enough to sit in the garden until the evening.  

We have a new challenge for you today over on Christmas with the Cuties where our challenge this time is:

Add some Sparkle

We do not have a sponsor for you this month but there will be a prize for the winner.


Image & Let's Chill sentiment - Mo's Digital
Colouring Medium - Copics
Paper - Stash
 Edging Die - Creative Expressions
Glamour Dust, Sentiment, Enamel dots

Would love to see you joining in with our challenge this month and please take a look at the great creations by the Design Team on the challenge blog.

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Wedding Day

Good Morning Peeps,

Saturday and I hope you all looking forward to the weekend whatever you have planned.  There's a new challenge starting today over on My Time to Craft where for the next fortnight our challenge is:

Wedding, Anniversary or Engagement

 My card is one I made last month for the wedding of my cousin's granddaughter.


Image - pre-coloured LOTV
Papers - LOTV
Lace doily - Tattered Lace die
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Sentiment, Ribbon, Glamour Dust, Nuvo Drops

Hope to see you joining in with our challenge this week, and take a look at the challenge blog for some great inspiration from the Design Team.



 

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Jude's Birthday

Good Morning Peeps,

It seems very quiet in blogland at the moment must be too hot for crafting!  Today I am hosting our challenge at Fab'n'Funky where I have chosen the theme of:

Let's see some Gingham

This week's challenge is a "Just for Fun" challenge, no sponsor but we will have a Top 3.

My card is one I made for my granddaughter Jude a couple of weeks ago:


Image - Kenny K
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Craft Creations and stash
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Die Cut leaves - Sue Wilson die
Ribbon and Sentiment

Hope to see you joining in our challenge this week.

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Buttons and Bows

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope you are all having a good week, my post today is scheduled as we are away for a few days in Norfolk this week.

Our new challenge today at Fab'n'Funky is brought to you by our lovely Judith with her choice of:

Buttons and Bows
(your project must have BOTH buttons and at least one bow on)

Our sponsor this week is:



Poppy Image
Colouring medium - Copics
Oval die - Creative Expressions
Paper - First Edition
Ribbon, Lace, Nuvo Drops, Sentiment. Buttons

There is some great inspiration on the challenge blog from the Design Team, so please pop over and take a look and maybe join in with our challenge.


Saturday, 30 June 2018

Sketch Time

Good Morning Peeps,

Saturday morning so time for a new challenge over on My Time to Craft where this fortnight we have a sketch for you to follow:

 


Image - Simply Print design from LOTV
Paper - Kaisercraft
Glitter and Sentiment

Hope to see you joining in with our challenge.  Have a good weekend.

 

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Christmas Tags

Good Morning Peeps,

Another beautiful hot day I have just been sat outside having my breakfast but it's already got too warm to sit without any shade, not complaining though.

We have a new challenge at Fab'n'Funky today one to cool you down it's out monthly challenge of:

CHRISTMAS

The host for the challenge this week is our lovely Wends and she has asked for some quick and easy Christmas makes.


I decided to make some tags I printed a sheet of card from a Nitwits folder cut them out with a Sue Wilson tag die, added poinsettias that I have had in my Christmas embellishment boxes for years, some small Kanban sentiments, silk thread and gold glamour dust.

Hope to see you joining in this week and have a good day.

Monday, 25 June 2018

Blue and White

Good Morning Peeps

Hope you have all had a good weekend with plenty of sunshine.  

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Christmas with the Cuties where for this month the challenge is:

Blue and White

 Our sponsor for this month is the fabulous Crafty Sentiments:

 

The Design Team had images from our sponsor to play with:


Image - Crafty Sentiments
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Hobbycraft pad
Punched snowflakes, Nuvo Drops, Glamour Dust

Hope to see you joining in with us this month.


Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Monochrome

Good Morning Peeps,

It's a little damp here this morning I hope it clears up for this afternoon as I am off to watch Heidi and Lauren's Sports Day with my youngest son Dan.  

We had a great time on Saturday at the Billy Joel concert we were quite near the stage so had a good view, the only downside was trying to get off the car park afterwards it took us ages to get home and we only live half an hour away from Old Trafford.

We have a new challenge for you today over on Fab'n'Funky where our lovely Pat K is the host with her choice of:

Monochrome

Our sponsor this week is:

 


Image - Madala 1 by Digi Stamps 4 Joy
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Stampin Up
Creative Expressions Dies
Sentiment, Pearl

Hope to see you joining in our challenge this week and do take a look at the great creations by the Design Team on the Challenge Blog.









Saturday, 16 June 2018

Birthday Greetings

Good Morning Peeps,

Where has all the sunshine gone today, it is very grey and drizzley this morning and I have a really busy day and desperately wanted it to be sunny and at the very least dry.  We are off to the wedding of my cousin’s granddaughter this afternoon but not able to go to the reception as we are going to Old Trafford football ground to see the fantastic Billy Joel tonight, where we have seats on the pitch with no cover.  We have seen him a few times before but not for a few years so I am really looking forward to tonight.

Anyway on to crafty business now, we have a new challenge for you over on My Time to Craft which is to:

Make your own Backing Paper using a Stamp



Flower Die - Elusive Images
Dotty Die - Cardio
Colouring Medium - Copics
Sentiment - Courtesy Desert Diva
Frame Die - Creative Impressions

Have a good weekend whatever you have planned.

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Summer Holidays

Good Morning Peeps,

Saturday once more so we have a new challenge for you over on My Time to Craft where for the next fortnight our theme is:

Holidays
(Summer holidays, Christmas etc.)


I have made a simple card using for my image a copy of one of my husband's water colour paintings of Ceret in France where we spent a lovely family holiday a few years ago.  The bp was free from a magazine and I just added some ribbon and a ticket sentiment.

I hope you all have a good weekend whatever you have planned.

 

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Furry Friends

Good Evening,

Quick post from me as I am so late in posting this card for this month's challenge at Christmas with the Cuties, with Monday being Bank Holiday and me having three different hospital appointments this week I just forgot....well better late than never.

Our challenge for this month is:

Festive Furry Friends

and our sponsor is the fabulous;

 


Image - Di's Digis
Colouring Medium - Copics
Banner - La La Land Die
Lettering - Free die from magazine
Glamour Dust, Snowflakes

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Ahoy There

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope you all had a great Bank Holiday weekend with lots of warm sunshine, we enjoyed seeing the family and had a BBQ at our eldest sons, eating and playing games in the lovely weather.

On to today where we see a new challenge at Fab'n'Funky with a challenge of:

For a Child

 our sponsor for this week is:

Little Miss Muffet Stamps
with a great prize for the winner

The Design Team were lucky to have images from our sponsor to play with  and I chose to use:



Image coloured with - Copics
Papers - Stash
Sentiment and Anchor

Hope to see you joining in our challenge this week and take a look at the challenge blog to see the great inspiration from the Design Team.


Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Seasons Greetings

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope everyone is well and enjoying the lovely sunshine that's been around for the past couple of weeks.  I am feeling more like I am getting back to normal, able to walk around now without crutches and hopefully will soon be able to drive again.  

I have at last sat down and made a card for our challenge at Fab'n'Funky where this week our challenge is:

Christmas



My card is quite a simple one using a pre-coloured image from Pink Gem layered onto an embossed background with an added sentiment and Glamour Dust.