Saturday, 31 January 2015

Bugs or Insects?

Good Morning,

Saturday once again so time for our weekly challenge over at My Time to Craft, where this week our challenge is a nice creepy one for you:

Bugs and Insects

Image - Ladybugs by Bugaboo
Colouring Medium - Copic
Papers - My Mind's Eye
Butterfly die - Cheery Lynn
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Leaf die - Joanna Sheen Signature die
Ribbon, sentiment

Challenges Entered:

Fussy and Fancy - Things with Wings
Polkadoodles - Flower Power
Crafting for all Seasons - Things with Wings
Crafty Boots - Butterflies
Make my Monday - Bright and Cheery Colours
Allsorts Challenge - Flower Power
Little Claire - Bright and Beautiful

Do take a look at the Challenge blog for some great inspiration from the Design Team.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Christmas Candles

Good Morning,

Hope everyone is well, and keeping warm and dry, it is really dark here this morning, very windy and pouring down with rain and looks like it is here for the day.

My card today is for our new challenge over at Fab'n'Funky where as it is the last challenge of the month we have our usual theme of:


We have a super sponsor this week:

With a prize of 3 digi's of the winner's choice up to the value of $10 from any of the creators whose images are used in the challenge.

The Design Team were lucky to have images to play with and I chose to use

Christmas Candles available here

I coloured the image with Copics then cut the image out and added it to the front of a card cut with a "Create a Card Die", I also added a little colour to some of the embossing on the card and added a sentiment and some Glamour Dust.

Challenge Entered:

Jingle Bells - Use new stash (Create a Card Die)

Saturday, 24 January 2015


Good Morning All,

Saturday once again, a little bit warmer today and it rained yesterday evening and washed away most of the snow.

We have a new challenge for you over at My Time to Craft where this week we are challenging you to:

Use an image with two or more people in:

Image - Tiddly Inks
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - LOTV
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Leaves - Joanna Sheen Rose Leaf die
Sentiment stamp - Hot off the Press
Lace, Button, Charm, Hessian, Doily

Challenges Entered:

4CraftyChicks - Best Friends 
Allsorts Challenge - Lace and Pearls

Friday, 23 January 2015

Y for Years

Good Morning,

What a cold week we have had here, frost, fog and snow and the snow is still here from last Saturday, hope you are having it a little warmer wherever you are.

Today sees a new challenge over at Alphabet Challenge blog, where we are up to the letter Y this week and our theme has been chosen by our lovely Shaz:

Y for Years

My card has been made for my MIL whose 90th birthday is today

 Image - Joy Crafts
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - LOTV
Sentiment, Ribbon, Numbers

Challenges Entered:

Crafts4Eternity - Numbers
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Creative Card Crew - Shabby Chic
RobinsFetish - Vintage Look

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Love is All Around

Good Morning,

We have woken up to snow this morning with the prospect of more to come as it has just started to snow again, it's also been thundering and lightening, nothing is moving in the village (except the steam train) as we live at the bottom of the valley with only two roads out and they are on very steep hills, so could be quite a quiet day.  I think it could be a good day for crafting.  Do keep safe and warm if you have the snow and ice today.

Well on to my card for today which is for our new challenge over at My Time to Craft, this week the challenge is:

Love is All Around

Image - Topper from stash
Papers and Sentiment - LOTV
Heart charm - All About Beads
Ribbon, Pearls

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Something New at Fab'n'Funky

Good Morning Everyone,

Hope you are all well and keeping warm as the weather has turned a bit colder this week and we have woken up to a light covering of snow this morning, the sun was breaking through a while ago but now it's gone very dark and been snowing again.

Over at Fab'n'Funky we have our first challenge of 2015 starting today, this week's challenge is brought to you by our lovely leader Judith with a challenge of:

(this can be New Baby, New House, or some new crafty stash, but do let us know what you have used as new)

Our Sponsor this week is:

Easier to use NEW WEBSITE

with a great prize for the winner.

For my card I used some new crafty stash, a Grand Calibur and a Create a Card die

Image - LOTV
Colouring Medium - Copics
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Sentiment - Cuddly Buddly stamp
Leaf Swirl die - Memory Box

Challenges entered:

Papertake Weekly - It's all New
Allsorts Challenge - New and Cute
Cute Card Thursday - What's New?

Please take the time to pop over to the challenge blog to see all the great creations by the Design Team which this week has some fabulous new members who have joined us after our DT call over Christmas.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Heidi's Birthday

Good Morning,

Today sees a new challenge over on My Time to Craft where the challenge this week is:


The card I have made will be for my granddaughter Heidi's Birthday on the 20th of this month she will be 8.  

Image - Elf Queen (pre-coloured) by Kenny K
Papers - Lili of the Valley
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Leaf die - Joanna Sheen
Sentiment - Hannilie (Desert Diva)
Ribbon, Lace, Nestibilities

Challenges entered:

Crafty Catz - Polka Dots
Creative Card Crew - For a Child
Pile it On - Digi Paper and/or pre-coloured digi stamp

Saturday, 3 January 2015

New Baby

Good Morning,

Time for a new challenge at My Time to Craft where this week the challenge is:

(so new house, job, baby, stash.............)

My card is for a new baby girl

Image - Pink Gem
Paper - Stash
Banner die - La La Land
Flower & Leaf Die - Sue Wilson
Rose - Wild Orchid
Ribbon, doily, sentiment

Challenges Entered:

A Gem of a Challenge - Something New

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year

Good Morning and a Happy New Year,

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed your New Year celebrations last night.  We had a lovely Christmas with all the family, have been to see Snow White pantomime, and spent New Years Eve with Lorna and family.

Now it is back to business with a new challenge starting over on Sparkles Christmas Monthly challenge where our challenge this month has been set by our lovely Helen P and she has chosen:

A Christmas Critter with a Splash of Glitter

We have two super sponsors this month

with a prize of 7 digi's

with a prize of a £10 voucher

Image and bp - LOTV
Tree die - Marianne dies
Doily, Ribbon, Glamour Dust, Sentiment

Hope to see you joining in with the challenge and there are some great projects on the challenge blog to give you ideas.