Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Christmas Cheer

Good Morning

We have a new challenge for you today over on Fab'n'Funky  hosted by our lovely Zora and as it is the last Wednesday of the month it's our challenge for:


My daughter Lorna is sponsoring our challenge today with a great prize of £15 to spend on her website:

Hi I'm Lorna owner of "All About Beads" an online bead supplier selling quality beads and findings from around the world, including Czech Glass Beads, Bali Style Crystals and Charms.  We offer a fast and friendly service with orders received before 12pm being despatched the same day.


Image - Aurora Wings
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - LOTV
Snowflake Charms - All About Beads
Sentiment stamp - Magnolia
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Pine Cones - Recycled Christmas Cracker Decoration
Stitched Rectangle dies - Memory Box

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

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Spring Flowers

Good Morning,

A little bit cooler here today with some rain after a gorgeous week of sunny warm weather where I have been sitting out in the garden reading. so as I haven't done any crafting today looks like being a crafty day.

We have a new challenge over on My Time to Craft where this week the challenge is:

Spring Flowers

Card Recipe:

Image - Tiddly Inks
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - MME and Stash
Butterfly die - Cheery Lynn
Lace, Sentiment, Flower charm

Do pop over to the blog and see the great projects by the Design Team and hope to see you joining in with our challenge.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Pink Lace

Good Morning All,

Another beautiful day here hope it's the same with you, we have a new challenge over at Fab'n'Funky for you brought to us this week by our lovely Jan with a challenge of:


We have a new sponsor for you this week Live and Love Crafts

 with a prize of a £10 voucher (excluding postage) to spend in store.

Card Recipe:

Image - Sherri Baldy
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - LOTV and First Edition
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Doily, Lace, Sentiment and Charm

Challenges Entered:

The Crafters Cafe - Ribbon and/or  Lace
Crafty Gals Corner - Girls, Girls, Girls
Crafty Catz - Girly
Polkadoodles - Pink and Pretty

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Windy Day

Good Morning All,

Saturday morning and time for a new challenge at My Time to Craft, where this week our challenge is:

(Use an umbrella somewhere on your project)

There are some beautiful projects on the blog from the Design Team why not take a look for some inspiration.

Card Recipe

Image - Saturated Canary
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Lili of the Valley
Banner die - La La Land
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Sentiment, Ribbon, Umbrella charm

Challenges Entered:

Penny's Paper Crafty - One for the Girls
Sisterhood of Crafters - April Showers
Make My Monday - April Showers
Chocolate Coffee & Cards - Use a die cut
Crafty Catz - Girly

Friday, 17 April 2015

Eye Catching Edges

Good Morning,

Today sees a new challenge over at Alphabet Challenge where this week we are up to the letter E and our lovely Silvi has set us the challenge of:

Eye Catching Edges

The image I used was from a free sheet in "Making Cards" I coloured with Copics,  the backing paper is from my stash and I used a Martha Stewart punch on plain card for the edges and added a sentiment.

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Ooh La La

Good Morning,

Sorry not been around much this week but with all the nice weather and the granddaughters on school holidays we have been out most days enjoying the sunshine, they are back to school on Monday so back to normal next week.

We have a new challenge for you starting today on My Time to Craft where this week we have a sketch for you.

For my card I used a Kanban topper that I have had for ages, the paper is Lili of the Valley, I added some pearls and  the sentiments came with the topper.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015


Good Morning,

Hope everyone is well, had a good Easter and hopefully enjoying some of the lovely warm sunshine over the past few days.

We have a new challenge for you today over on Fab'n'Funky where Debby is hosting her first challenge with us and she has chosen the challenge of:


Use Kraft
Shaped card
Stitching (real or faux)
Digital Image

Our sponsor this week is:

with a prize of 2 digis to the winner

I have used the first column down on the bingo
(Kraft, Sentiment, Punches)

Image - Hello Alex available here
Colouring Medium - Copics
Paper - American Crafts
Rectange die - Memory Box stitched rectangles
Punch - Martha Stewart

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Get Krafty

Good Morning,

Happy Easter weekend to you all, I hope you are all enjoying the holiday, we had a great day yesterday around our village with Abbie, Emma and Lorna Geo-cashing, it was good fun though after all the rain this week it was a trifle muddy and damp but good all the same.  Nothing in particular planned for today, tomorrow off to our eldest sons for Easter dinner and then on Monday a visit to our youngest son, so Easter with all the family at some time.

On to our new challenge at My Time to Craft where this week our challenge is:

Get Krafty
(Use Kraft card on your project)

Card Recipe;

Image - Art by Miran
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - LOTV
Flower - Wild Orchid
Flourish Die - Free on Magazine
Leaf Die - Joanna Sheen
Sentiment - Hannilie  (Desert Diva)
Stitched Squares - Memory Box

Challenges Entered:

Southern Girls Challenge - Dies/Punches
Whimsy Inspirations - Use a Die cut
Art by Miran Challenge - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Krafty Christmas

Happy April Fools Day,

Here we are on the first day of the fourth month of the year already and if you have joined in with us at Sparkles Christmas Monthly in our previous challenges you will now have a start on your Christmas cards for this year!!!!  Our new challenge today is brought to you by our lovely Jo with her choice of challenge which is:

Get Krafty
(Use kraft card on your project)

We have two great sponsors this month:
with a prize of £10 inc free P & P

with a prize of 3 digi images

Card Recipe:

Spellbinders Poinsettia Die
Frantage embossing on edges
Paper - LOTV
Snowflake embossing folder - Crafters Companion
Ribbon, Pearls, Sentiment

Challenges Entered:

Get Creative Challenges - Must use a Die-cut
Winter Wonderland - Embossing wet/dry