Wednesday, 22 May 2019

A Foxy Christmas

Good Morning Peeps,

We have a new challenge for you today over on Fab'n'Funky where this week our challenge is our monthly challenge of:

CHRISTMAS


Image - Mo's Digital
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Anna Marie Designs
Poinsettia die - Creative Expressions
Gold Shimmer Shake, Sentiment, Enamel Dots, Glamour Dust

Do pop over to the challenge blog and see the great inspiration from the Design Team.

Have a good day.


Friday, 17 May 2019

Tag You're It

Good Morning Peeps,

It’s been a lovely week here, we went to the Lowry Theatre on Wednesday to see “The Mousetrap” really enjoyed it I have always wanted to see it so was really pleased that it came on tour.  We took advantage of the weather yesterday and spent the day at the coast it was very warm and we sat eating fish and chips watching the sea and the world go by lovely and relaxing.

Now it’s time for a new challenge over on My Time to Craft where for the next two weeks our challenge is:

Tag You're It


Background paper - Crafter's Companion
Stamps - Jofy
Colouring Medium - Copics
Lace, Ribbon, Nuvo Drops

We would love to see you joining in with our challenge this fortnight.

Have a lovely day.




Wednesday, 8 May 2019

A pot of Flowers

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope everyone is well and had a good Bank Holiday.

We have a new challenge for you over on Fab'n'Funky where this week our host is our lovely Wendy who has returned to our Design Team.

Our challenge for this week is:

Anything Goes

I used a stamp from Crafter's Companion, I stamped it twice and decoupaged a few of the flowers and leaves.


Colouring Medium - Copics
Dies - My Favourite Things
Paper - Craft Creations
Sentiment, Ribbon, Enamel Dots

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

Have a great day.

Friday, 3 May 2019

Clean and Simple

Good Morning Peeps,

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

Clean and Simple


I found a lovely set of Penny Black stamps in my stash, they had never been used and I have no idea where they came from or how long I have had them!!!!  I used this sweet little hedgehog and the lovely sentiment from the set.

Hope to see you joining in with us.


Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Vehicles

Good Morning Peeps,

Another Wednesday so another challenge over on Fab'n'Funky where this week our challenge is:

Transport
(cars, trains, planes, bicycles etc)


Image - Craft Individuals
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Artemio
Sweetheart Flower Die - Sue Wilson
Sentiment, Nuvo drops


Monday, 22 April 2019

Feature a Creature

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope everyone is enjoying their Easter break in this glorious weather.

We have a new challenge starting today over on Chjristmas with the Cuties and for this month I am the host with my choice of theme:

Feature a Creature
(any creature as long as it is Christmas related and cute)

Our sponsor for this month is the fabulous:

 

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

Cat and Puppy Dog available here


Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Stash 
Nuvo Drops, Sentiment, Washi tape

Challenges Entered:

Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes (26-04-19)
Cute'n'Crafty Christmas - Anything Goes (30-04-19)
Sparkles Forum Christmas - Feature a Creature (01-05-19)





We would love to see you joining in this month and getting a start on your Christmas cards.

Have a great day.

Friday, 19 April 2019

Spring Flowers

Good Morning Peeps

Beautiful sunny warm day here for Good Friday, there will be a lot of Easter fun going on on Holcombe Hill where an Easter Service and activities are on all day, I can’t climb the hill anymore but can see from our front window all the people gathering at the top.

I hope you all have a lovely Easter whatever your plans.  We are going out with Lorna today and to our youngest son for a BBQ on Saturday and to our eldest son for Easter Sunday lunch so looking forward to that.

Well back to the challenge for today, it’s our new one for the next two weeks at My Time to Craft and our challenge this time is:

Spring Flowers


Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Magazine freebie
Sentiments - Jofy
Oval die - Creative Expressions
Lace

Have a good weekend

Challenges Entered:

Patties Creations - Flowers 
Cute Card Thursday - Flowers 
Krafty Chicks - Flowers 
Moving along with the Times - That Spring Feeling 
The Crafter's Cafe - Easter or Florals (30-04-19)
FabrikaFantasy - Flowers (29-04-19)
Pearly Sparkles - Flowers or Showers (28-04-19)
Sparkles Forum Challenge - Flowers or Religious (14-05-19)




Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Fairy Scene

Good Morning Peeps,

We had a lovely day yesterday, we went to Nottingham to see Zoe at University, we haven’t seen her since Christmas and it was nice to see her flat and her friends.  We had a walk around the city and had lunch in a lovely old church that had been made into a restaurant.  The day went too quickly but she will be home next week for Easter so not long until we see her again.

We have a new challenge starting today on Fab’n’Funky where this week our challenge is:

Fantasy


Fairy Images - Lavinia stamps
Vine image - Lavinia stamps
Bulrush images - Clarity stamp
Background - Lavinia Scenescape

Challenges Entered:

Sheepski Designs Challenge - Wings (01-05-19)
 PammiesInkyPinkies Challenge - Anything Goes
ThroughtheCraftRoomDoor Challenge - Anything Goes (16-04-19)


Enjoy your day.

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Christmas Elf

Good Afternoon Peeps,

Hope you are all having a good weekend.  Gorgeous warm day here today with loads of sunshine so naturally I decided to make a Christmas card when I felt like doing a little crafting this morning!!!


Image - My Favourite Things stamp
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Crafters Companion
Sentiment - Courtesy of Hannilie Desert Diva
Glamour Dust, Nuvo Drops

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Jingle Belles - Three of a Kind (Nuvo dots) 
Winter Wonderland - Cute Christmas (01-05-19)
Christmas at Sweet Stamping - Anything Goes 
Cute-n-Crafty Christmas - Anything Christmas or Winter 
 The Holly and the Ivy - Anything Chritmas

 Enjoy the rest of the weekend.


Friday, 5 April 2019

Easter

Good Morning Peeps,

I hope everyone is having a good week, it’s been a quiet one here not much happening this week so I have been tidying up my craft room.

On to my card for today for our new challenge over on My Time to Craft where for the next two weeks our theme is:

Easter or Hedgehogs


Image - LOTV
Colouring medium - Copics
Paper - First Edition
Dies - My Favourite Things
Sentiment

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:

Animal Friends Challenge - Sheep or Lambs ((01-05-19)

Have a great day..


Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Hats

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope everyone is having a good week.  We have a new challenge starting today over on Fab'n'Funky where I am the host for this week with my choice of:

Hats
(on their own or being worn,  mens, women’s, childrenn or Easter bonnets)


Image - Stampendous stamp
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Crafters Companion and stash
Flower Die - Sue Wilson
Sentiment stamp - Sheena Douglas
Ribbon

Do take a look at the challenge blog and see the fabulous cards by the Design Team and maybe join in with us for the challenge this week.

Monday, 25 March 2019

A Cuddle for Christmas

Good Morning Peeps,

Well what a change this weekend we had beautiful sunshine for most of the time, warm and bright, I  changed into a t-shirt it was so warm let's hope it continues.  Even the garden got a lot of attention, hubby cut the lawns and sorted out new plants. 

Anyway we have a new challenge starting today over on Christmas with the Cuties

White on White

Our sponsor for this month is the fabulous

Crafty Sentiments


Image - Crafty Sentiments (Benson & Betty)
Colouring Medium - Copics
Creative Expressions, Tonic and Hunkydory dies

Hope to see you joining in our challenge this month and getting a head start on your Christmas cards.



Friday, 22 March 2019

Fresh Flowers

Good Morning Peeps,

I hope everyone is having a good week, we have had quite a good week after our really wet weekend when the River Irwell which runs through our village broke it’s banks at Ramsbottom just a couple of miles down the road, the motorway was flooded and had to be closed, all the roads around were congested so couldn’t get out to do any shopping, thankfully it was much better by Sunday.

Well back to today where we have a new challenge for you over on My Time to Craft

Mother's Day or a card for a female


Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Stash
Die cut corner - Joy craft
Nuvo Drops, Sentiment

Have a good weekend.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Butterflies

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope everyone is well and having a good week.  We have finished the decorating and so hopefully some time for crafting and relaxing this week.  

We have a new challenge starting today over on Fab'n'Funky where this week our lovely Monika is the host with her choice of:

Butterflies


Image - from a Hunkdory topper book
Papers - My Mind's Eye, Crafter's Companion
Sentiment - Polkadoodles stamp
Sweetheart Flower Die - Sue Wilson
Nuvo Drops

Have a good day!

 

Friday, 8 March 2019

Hamish the Dog

Good Morning Peeps,

It's been a busy week this week, lots of appointments while trying to keep up with the decorating of the bedroom, next week promises to be quieter.

My card today is for our new challenge over on My Time to Craft where for the next two weeks our challenge is:

It's Raining Cats and Dogs
(so any project which features a cat, dog or both)


Quite a simple card, the dog image (I called him Hamish as he looks like a Hamish to me), the plaid background and sentiment are very old Kanban pieces, the hessian type paper is from my stash as is the piece of hessian type material.

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


Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Music, Music, Music

Good Morning Peeps,

It's Wednesday so we have a new challenge for you over on Fab'n'Funky where this week our host is our lovely Buffy with her choice of:

Music

I decided to use this really old stamp from Butterfly Kisses which I think is a really fun image and I think fits the challenge.


Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Free magazine ones
Sentiment, Ric Rac Braid

Why not pop along to the challenge blog and see the great inspiration from my teamies and maybe join in with our challenge this week.

Have a good day.


Monday, 25 February 2019

Beginning with B......

Good Morning Peeps,

What a beautiful weekend we have had, so warm just like summer and today is so warm already, think we may take advantage of this and have a trip to the coast.

We have a new challenge starting today over on Christmas with the Cuties, this is our first challenge of 2019 after our Christmas break.

Beginning with B......

Bear, Blue and Buttons


Image - James Bear by LOTV
Colouring Medium - Copics
Sentiments - LOTV
Papers - Crafters Companion
Glamour Dust, Nuvo drops

Challenges entered:

Jingle Belles - All that Glitters
Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes Tribute
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes (28-02-19)
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes (12-03-19)
Cute'n'Crafty Christmas - Anything Christmas (6-3-19)



Sunday, 24 February 2019

Hunkydory Blog Review

Good Afternoon,

I was recently asked if I would like to do a blog review on some products of Hunkydory.  I was given a choice of products to use and give a review.

These are the products I chose to review:

 Moonstone Dies - Marvellous Mandala - Code MSTONE008 - £14.99
Diamond Sparkle Gemstones - 3mm Pastel Pearls - Code GEM13 - 99p



This set of dies contained so many dies for different uses and I wasn't disappointed especially with the Mandala die which could be used in so many ways using 1, 2, 3, and 4 pieces. it cut and came away from the die easily and didn't take much to get all the bits out of the die. 


I had seen these at the Craft Show at Event City at the beginning of February and thought they were a
really good topper size at 3 ½” x 2 ½” and could be used on cards and ATC's and I chose the All Occasions pack with so many different uses (Engagement, Wedding, Birthday etc.)


I chose this pack as I like to use patterned paper on my cards and found this to be really good quality paper, double-sided and matched well with the Topper Deck.  The inserts were good quality and I used some parts of them on my card fronts too.


These were beautiful pearls in gorgeous pastel colours, suitable for all crafting.

I have also used some embellishments from my stash and created sentiments on the computer.


On this card I cut the Mandala four times.



Again cutting the Mandala four times but piecing together as a doily, also using the flower dies and leaves.


Two pieces of the Mandala on this easel card, finished across the bottom with the die strip, the flowers and leaves again and the lovely sentiment die.


Using the papers from the paper pack


Using papers, dies and pearls.


Finally using papers, dies and pearls.





Friday, 22 February 2019

Pink and Girly

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope everyone is enjoying some nice warm weather, we are going to Freshfield today with Lorna and the girls to hopefully see some red squirrels and have a walk on the beach.

We have a new challenge starting today at My Time to Craft where our challenge is:

Pink and Girly


Image - Polkadoodles (pre-coloured)
I printed two copies and decoupaged some of the flowers
Papers - Nitwits
Flowers, Nuvo Drops, Ribbon, Sentiment

Have a good day





Wednesday, 13 February 2019

101 and NOT Dalmations!!!!!!

Good Morning Peeps,

I hope everyone is having a good week.  We have a new challenge starting over on Fab’n’Funky today with the theme of:

“With a Number”

I have made this card for a wonderful lady called Mary who is 101 in a few days time, she lives in our village and is the grandmother of my daughter-in-law Mandy.  


Image - Crafty Individuals
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Craftwork Card
Corner Die - Joy Crafts
Butterfly Die - Cheery Lynn
Nuvo drops, Sentiment, Peel Off Numbers

Have a good day.


Friday, 8 February 2019

One for the Boys

Good Morning Peeps,

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

Men Only



I decided on monochrome for my card with a stamp of Phill Martin’s called “Dragonfly Hideout” that I bought some time ago and have not yet used.  The backing paper is a very old one from my stash, the sentiment is also a very old one from a set of See-D stamps and the ribbon is new!

Hope you have a good day and maybe join in with our challenge this fortnight.

Monday, 4 February 2019

Heidi's Birthday Card

Good Afternoon Peeps,

Hope everyone has enjoyed a good weekend.  Lorna and I managed to get to the craft show on Friday, we had a good day out, spent some money and had our Chinese lunch in the Trafford Centre.

I thought I would just post this card today I made it for Heidi’s birthday a couple of weeks ago, sorry about the big shadow on the photo but it was the best I could get it.


Image - Polkadoodles
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - MFT and stash
Doily die - Tattered Lace
Leaf dies - Cheery Lynn and Joanna Sheen
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Ribbons, Sentiment

Challenges Entered:

Moving Along with the Times - Add a sentiment (14-02)




Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Make a Wish

Good Morning Peeps,

We had snow again yesterday I was supposed to be going to my friends crafting but after doing some shopping on the way I decided it was snowing too much so turned around and went home which was just as well as nothing was moving in the village a couple of hours later and the snow was still falling.   We have now had more snow overnight so will not be able to get out again today so I think it will have to be a day for crafting.

Well on to our challenge for this week at Fab'n'Funky where our theme is:

Fantasy Figures


Image and papers - Lili of the Valley
Colouring Medium - Copics
Ticket Sentiment - Whimsy stamps
Little Daisies - Stash
Doily, Lace, Glitter pen

Have a good day and stay safe if you have snow.

Challenges Entered:

Always Fun Challenges - Fairies or Monsters
 Creativ Fusion Arts & Crafts - Wings


Friday, 25 January 2019

Love Grows

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope everyone is well,  having a good week and keeping warm.  It has been really cold here this week and we had snow on Tuesday and Wednesday, not too much but it covered the roofs. gardens and cars and even though we had some sunshine it didn't thaw until Thursday.

Back to business now, we have a new challenge for you today at My Time to Craft where our theme for the next two weeks is:

Love is All you Need


Image & Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Lili of the Valley
Ribbon, heart charm, enamel dots

Just the right time for making Valentine cards, so why not join in with us.

Have a good day



Wednesday, 16 January 2019

For a Child

Good Morning Peeps,

It's Wednesday so time for a new challenge over on Fab'n'Funky, this week our challenge is:

For a Child


Image - Digital Delights
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Stash
Sentiment, Peel Off number

Hope to see you joining in our challenge this week.


Friday, 11 January 2019

Winter Birthday

Good Morning Peeps,

.  Hope everyone is well and having a good week.  I haven't been around for the last week as it has taken me all this time to feel better after the bug I had at New Year.  

I managed to make a quick card yesterday for our new challenge over on My Time to Craft where the challenge is:

Winter Birthday


Image - Mo's Digital
Colouring Medium - Copics
Paper - My Favourite Things
Ribbon, Sentiment

Have a good day.

 

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Recycling

Good Morning Peeps,

Happy New Year, hope you had a good one, mine wasn’t so good as I have had a stomach bug for the past few days and didn’t even get out of bed on New Year’s Day.

We have a new challenge for you over on Fab'n'Funky today.

Recycle your Christmas cards


I used this lovely image off one card and the sentiment off another, with some backing paper from Craft Creations, nice and simple.