Saturday, 14 November 2015

A Snowman's Hug

Happy Saturday all..... Sadly, it's a rainy dreary day here on the south coast today... so a day of Christmas card making, me thinks... So hopefully this little gem of an image will warm your hearts on this November day..

 The image is another from Cheryl Grant and is called "Snow Much Love"  which I colored with ProMarkers. I kept the layout relatively simple to compliment the image....

  • Pro-Markers
  • Image - Sassy Cheryl Stamp
  • Ribbon - Stash
  • Stickles - Frosted Lace
  • Papers - Special Delivery by Heltz Cuppleditch

I'm joining in at the following challenges this week;

As always thanks for dropping by and I hope to see you back here soon..

Sunday, 1 November 2015

A Jolly Trio

Evening all.... So the lovely Polly, has shared her germy cold thingy with me through the phone line lol, and so suffering in not so much silence, I bring you todays card.. The image is from Sassy Cheryl's Stamps and is called "Hanging Stars Snowmen" and you can find it here....

I do apologise for the poor photo, I just could't seem to get a great one...

  • Bright Green, Chartreuse, Lime Green, Lime Zest
  • Blue Grey, 1,3 Sea Mist
  • Blossom, Pink Carnation, 
  • Crimson, Red, Lipstick Red
  • Pastel Blue, Powder Blue, Denim Blue

Card Recipe

I am playing along at the following challenges:

Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes Christmas (Weekly)
Sparkles Christmas - Decoration (Monthly)
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Previous Theme - July Snowmen (Weekly)
Holly Jolly Christmas - Snowman (Fortnightly)
Allsorts - Christmas (Weekly)

As always, thank you for dropping by,

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

A Snowflake Wonderland

Hello!!! Ohhhhh my goodness, I really didn't realise how long it has been since I last posted... To my loyal few, thank you, the curve balls keep coming but hey hum lol.... So my crafting has sadly taken a back seat.... However! I'm back today with a card I made a little while ago, but never posted and as my close friend Polly has been stuggling to get over a flu like cold, I'm hoping this will bring a smile to her face, as this card is all things Polly, over the top (for me) covered in glitter and snowflakes, not my normal style, but I'm quite pleased with the end result...

This cute image is a Bestie from Sherri Baldy and you can purchase her here. I used Promarkers for the image and for the background. I cut out a snowflake border and more snow flakes in kraft card and drizzled frantage and glitter glue over them... Using another large snowflake as a background, I die cut a poinsettia in pink pearl card and added pearl drops.... 

  • Background - Satin, Ivory,
  • Dress/Hat - Denim Blue, Powder Blue, Pastel Blue
  • Dress/Bow - Antique Pink, Dusky Rose, Tea Rose
  • Boots/Reindeer - Cinnamon,Caramel, Sandstone
  • Skin - Coral, Soft Peach, Oatmeal, Baby Pink
  • Hair - Walnut, Chestnut, Cocoa

Card Recipe
I have entered the following challenges this week;

As always, thanks for dropping by

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Bride to Be

Good morning my lovelies.... It's so great you're here..... So this is the last week of my holiday, it has just whizzed by.... I haven't achieved even half of what I wanted to achieve .... Hey hum lol, nothing new there then...
So today I'm sharing a card I made using a gorgeous digi stamp by Sherri Baldy called "The Bride"....

I coloured her with Pro markers, and used ink around the edge of the oval. I used a light grey and dark grey shimmer card as matts to compliment the subtle glitter in the the papers I used.... I was actually quite pleased with her lol....

The inside....

Card Recipe

Tim Holtz - Vintage Velvet/Tattered Rose
Papers - First Edition, Noir et Chic
Sentiment - LOTV

I'm entering the following challenges;
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
My Besties UK Challenge - Anything/Long Hair
Simon Says - Anything Goes
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Lots of Layers

As always, thank you so much for stopping by,

Friday, 21 August 2015

To Have and To Hold

Hi all....I know, I know... Two blog posts in so many days lol...I'm on a roll what can I say...If you pop by regularly, (and if not, welcome). I have hinted that life is throwing me a few curve balls at the moment and thus my craft time and mojo have both taken off on their holidays and have become very absent.... So as these curve balls are here for a while, I have decided to take the pressure off myself and step down from Creative Craft Cottage..... It has been a short journey but an enjoyable one, but I need to focus on myself and my family... 

So this will be my last project for Creative Card Cottage... We are sponsored this time by


and I was given "To Have and To Hold" to use....

I kept the design simple and let the stamp be the star of the show.... It was coloured with Promarkers and matted on dark Grey shimmer card....

I have entered the following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes (ends 26th August) 
Inky Chicks - Hearts (ends 8th August)

Thanks as always for dropping by...

Thursday, 20 August 2015

For You

Good morning all...I really hope all is well in your world....
So today I want to share with you this adorable little cutie from Sassy Cheryl Stamps ... She is from a three digi set called "Avery's Summer Afternoon Collection" The papers were from my stash and I matted them on to squares of black card and then onto a piece of pink card... I coloured her with Pro-Markers and die-cut a tag and stamped it with a sentiment from LOTV..... I finished off with some pearls....

And the inside, using the same papers

And a close up of the image....

I'm playing along at the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - To Die For (ends Monday 24th August)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (ends Sunday 23rd August)
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes (ends Wednesday 26th August)
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes (ends Wednesday 26th August)

Thank you so much for dropping by and please pop by again soon...

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Hi again.... Really quick post today...So over at Creative Craft Cottage, the current challenge is "One for the Girls".... Our Sponsor this week is


and with this theme in mind I chose the gorgeous "My Love" from the "Love Note Collection"... I just couldn't seem to get a great photo though.... I did try, sorry!!

Thanks as always for popping by

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Gone Fishing

Hi again!!!.... So while trying to get back to some normality, I have found this card which I should have (and in that foggy brain of mine, I thought I had) posted last week for the Creative Craft Cottage latest challenge..... This challenge, "Anything Goes" is still running and is also sponsored by 

I was given this image to use, which I believe is called "Gone Fishin" but sadly she seems to be unavailable in the shop at the moment, so I have no link it for you...

I made an easel card and found some papers in my stash which seemed to fit the bill. I inked around the edges of the paper which I had distressed with a distressing tool, matted it onto kraft card,adding a few pearls and some twine.... I coloured the image with Promarkers/Flexmarkers....

I am playing along at the following challenge:

Crafty Calender Challenges - Bingo Middle Line... Die/Kraft/Blue (Monthly ends Sat 5th September)

As always thank you for popping by  and your lovely comments...
I really hope to see you back soon...

Summer Calender

Wow..... Good Morning and I am sooo sorry it's been so long..... Life has been a little harsh lately and I've badly neglected you and my blog.... So now as things are slowly coming together, lets change that and do some catching up..... My first share today, (yep! we're going from one extreme to another lol), is for the new challenge over at "Digi Galore". This months theme is "Anything But A Card" sponsored by 

and my take on the theme was a Desktop Calendar.... My mojo is struggling at the moment, so I kept the design quite simple, but summery as the stamp I used called "Sunday Afternoon" seemed to take me in that direction.... I used nearly all items up from my stash... The papers are from the "Tulip" range from Docrafts but sadly seem to be discontinued.....

Pens - Promarkers
Calender - Docrafts
Papers - Tulip (Discontinued)

I have joined in at the following challenge:

Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Make It Feminine Weekly (ends 4th August)

Thank you to all of you who have taken the time to pop by, It's so appreciated

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Miss You!!

Hi.... So today see's a new challenge over at Creative Craft Cottage.... The theme is "Layer It Up" and our sponsor this fortnight is

I used "Sweet Bear". Vintage seemed to be the feel I was getting so along that way it went....Although I stuck with one backing paper, (not my original intention), I did do lots of matting and layering with the backing paper and the image, even the ribbon

For the inside I used the matching paper and Kraft card that I had used on the front of the card. I used quite a few mixed flowers and a simple stamped sentiment....

Papers - Free
Tag Sentiment - LOTV
Ribbon and Lace From Stash

I am joining in at the following challenges :
Sweet Stampin' - Bear with Me (Weekly ends Saturday 11th July)
Allsorts - How does your Garden Grow (Weekly ends Friday 10th July)
Come and Get It - Anything Goes With Flowers (Weekly ends Saturday 11th July)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts -  Furry Friends (Monthly ends 13th July)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (Fortnightly ends 19th July)

As always, Thanks for popping by....

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Roxy in Bright

Hi all, so sorry I'm a little late with my post for Digi Galore's new monthly challenge, really not sure who's to blame, myself or blogger's scheduling but I'm here now lol... Soooo, a quick post now, the challenge this month is "Summery/Bright" and our lovely sponsor is  

and I have used Ice Cream Roxy. Coloured with Promarkers, I  kept it as bright and summery as I could, but as the paper was bright and busy I kept the layout quite simple...

Creative Knockouts - Banner/Pennant (Weekly ends Wednesday 8th July) 
Simply Papercrafts - (Fortnightly ends Thursday 16th July)

As always, thanks for dropping by 

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Vintage Santa

Good morning, good morning.. Huge apologies for my lack of posts but there has been lots going on on the craft room and I am hopeful that this week will be a better week than the last few as they have relentless with bad luck....

So..... Let's start with some happy news... A lovely lady called Anet recently left a comment on my blog asking me if I would be interested in joining a new DT Team... How lovely.... Although I have made a decision to cut back on my DT's,  having visited the Challenge site I decided it would be a lovely place to play and hopefully you will join in too...

So without further ado I am extremely proud to tell you that I am now a DT Member for "Creative Craft Cottage"... We are a fortnightly challenge, falling on the 7th and 21st of each month...

Creative Craft Cottage

So onto our new challenge and the theme this fortnight is "Spots and Stripes" and we are sponsored by the talented Rick St dennis .... 

 Sponsor Banner

I used the stunning "Santa Naps"

I've used a poinsettia die to make in contrasting papers and card... The paper is matted on to kraft card... I coloured the image in Promarkers...

I have joined in at the following challenges:
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes (Fortnightly ends 3rd July)
Simply Create Too - Vintage (Fortnightly ends 2nd July)
Crimbo Crackers - Vintage (Fortnightly ends 2nd July)
ABC Christmas - L for Lyrics - Santa Baby (Weekly 23rd July)

As  always, thanks for dropping by,

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Coffee with Riff

Good morning lovely people.... So a few weeks ago, I blogged a card I made for my friend Julie, and as I explained at the time there is also Annie and they are affectionately known by me as Riff and Raff and last weekend it was her birthday...  
Annie's card was going to have to be classy and pretty, as a self proclaimed princess, whiches were not going to cut the mustard for Annie... So to the ever faithful LOTV box of stamps I went and as when ever the two of us meet up for coffee it turns in to a three hour session lol, I thought this stamp called "Coffee Break" would be perfect...She loves the garden and the out-doors, so I tried to give it a bright summery feel, in her favourite colours, topped with lots of flowers...

Using the same paper for the inside....

Promarkers - Coral, Oatmeal, Blush, Pale Pink
Ivory, Vanilla, Putty, Satin
Tan, Cocoa, Caramel
Purple, Orchid, Amethyst, Lilac, Lavender
Cobalt Blue, Powder Blue, Pale Blue

Papers - First Edition Dreamcatcher
Flowers - Mulberry Crafts
Butterfly and Gems from stash

I've been inspired to play along at the following challenges:

Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes (ends June 5th)
Polkadoodles - Girly But No Pink (ends 5th June)
Inkspirational Challenge - The Colour Purple (ends 6th June)
A Gem of A Challenge - Flowers (ends 6th June)

As always, thanks for dropping by

Monday, 1 June 2015

Camper-Van Dad

Good afternoon all...I'm afraid it's gonna be a quicker than normal post from me today.... (This may please some of you lol...) I've been knocked down by a spiteful virus, that has been with me for nearly two weeks, so awake is the M.E and bed rest it is....and I hate bed rest, my body may fail me but my brain wants to continue, all be it with considerable bouts of brain fog....

So onto todays post.... which may inspire you, hopefully to take part in the new challenge at "Digi Galore".... This months theme is "Father's Day" and our wonderful sponsor is Dr. Digi and these fun images are just a joy to inspire you... I have been a little bad too,lol, due to that dam brain fog I forgot to make a note of the Promarkers I used, I'm soo sorry, not my normal organized self at all lol.....

Doctor Digi

Image-Dr. Digi - Summer Holiday
Papers - Craft Sensations - It's A Men's World (Can't find a Link)
Sentiment made on PC
 Tag from stash

I have played along at the following challenges:

The Crafter's Cafe - One For The Boys (Weekly Wednesday)
Sweet Stampin' - Fathers Day or Special Man (Weekly Saturday)
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Father's Day/Male (Weekly Thursday)
Whimsie Doodles - One For the Men (Monthly ends 13th June) 

As always, thanks for dropping by and a special thanks to my lovely new followers....

Monday, 25 May 2015

Best Friend

Morning lovely people....Well it's Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK!, so it's bound to rain lol. ?...Sadly I'm working all weekend, but I thought I'd share this lovely chap...... He is another one of my resent buys from the wonderful "Sassy Cheryl Stamps" ..... He is called "Noah and His Bunny Bandit" Isn't he just adorable? 

Pear Green, Moss, Olive
Burnt Orange, Honeycomb, Spice
Cinnamon, Caramel, Tan
Pastel Pink, Sunkissed Pink, Blush
Pale Pink, Ice Grey 4, 3, 2, 1
Buttons and Twine from Stash
Sentiment - Lotv Art Pad

I have been inspired to join in at the following challenges: 
Send A Smile For Kids - Anything Goes 4 Kids (Fortnightly)
Crafty Catz - Kids (Weekly)
Sassy Cheryl's Neighbourhood  Facebook Challenge - Spring/Anything Goes (Monthly)
Top Tip Tuesday - Animals (Fortnightly)

Have a lovely week, especially if you have half term off and as always, thank you so much for dropping by

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

I Can't Wait!!!

Good morning lovely people.... So I'm trying you make a Christmas Card every fortnight to try and be prepared, yeah right I hear you cry lol.... Well with good intentions and all of that, I am sharing another Christmas make using a Lotv Stamp ..This one is called "Wishing and Waiting" and is still available...I coloured the image with Promakers and a few Copics and matted the image and the papers onto Kraft card...

Copics - E35, E37 E15
Prromarkers - Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush
Powder Blue, Pastel Blue
Sandstone, Tan, Cocoa, Caramel, 
Raw Sienna, Satin

Spellbinders - Teardrop Circles
Memory Box - Precious Stars (Removed Bow)
Sentiment - Freebie From Netty's Cards
Wooden Star and Ribbon from stash
Wink of Stella Glitter Pen - Clear

I'm joining in at:
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Vintage Or Shabby Chic (Weekly)
Crafty Boots - Ribbon Or Lace (Fortnightly)
Inspiration Destination -  Anything Goes (Weekly)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (Weekly)

Thanks as always for dropping by and for all your lovely comments...

Friday, 8 May 2015

My friend the Witch!!!

Hi all.... So a few weekends ago, I had a lovely week doing things I love for some lovely people, oh and my friend Julie's birthday  lol... (just joking).... 
So I have two friends from work, Julie and Annie, affectionately known as "riff and raff" and you may have surmised that the banter between the three of us flows freely and makes the days "such fun"....  So the other week was Julie's Birthday and like most friends there are standard jokes between us, which I won't bore you with, but suffice to say Julie's usually involve the words "Witch" and "Broomstick".... So when I saw this fantastic digi stamp called "Call Me A Witch" from Bugaboo it was perfect.... It seemed to go down well too, when she opened it...phew...!!

So I made a frame from grey shimmer card and used the same card as a mat, for the paper which were from the "gorjuss" range...

I downloaded another little broom digi for the inside, also from bugaboo stamps and after die-cutting it I inked it with "Pumice Stone"

It's difficult to pick up, in the picture but I used a "wink of stella" on the buckle and the top of the stick...

Burgundy,Carmine, Red Sweater
Black, Ice Grey 5,4,3,2,1
Warm Grey 5,4,3,1
Vanilla, Buttercup, Mustard, Cocoa
Pale Pink
Papers - Gorjuss - Ladybird
Button Punch - Hobby Craft
Twine and Rose from stash

I am joining in at the following challenges:
Come and Get it - Female (Weekly)
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes (Weekly)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes (Fortnightly)
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes (Weekly)

As always thanks so much for dropping by and I hope you'll return back soon