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