Saturday, 20 September 2014


Good Morning,

Looks like another nice day, so I hope you all enjoy your weekend.

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


Image - Lacy Sunshine
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Stash
Flower Die - Memory Box
Leaf Die - Sue Wilson
Starfish charms - All About Beads
Ribbon, Pearls, Sentiment

Challenges entered:

Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge - Anything Goes with Spots or Dots
Crafters Cafe - Water Related
Paper Shelter - Ribbon/Twine/Floss
Crafty Cardmakers - Ribbon/Lace and Pearls

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Very Peachy

Good Morning 

Hope everyone is well and enjoying some of the late sunshine we are promised for this week.  Today sees a new challenge over on Fab'n'Funky where this week our challenge has been set by our lovely team member Pat K and she has chosen:

Show Us a Number

Our sponsor for this week is:
with a super prize of 7 digis of the winners choice.

The Design Team were lucky enough to be able to choose images to use and I chose:

Lil Girl Bird available here
and used #6 from cupcake numbers available here

I have added the number 6 to make the card for my youngest Granddaughter Lauren who will be 6 in November.

Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - My Mind's Eye
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Die - Marianne dies
Lace, Ribbon, Doily, Charms

Challenges entered:

Saturday, 13 September 2014


Good Morning,

Hope everyone is well and looking forward to a good weekend.  

We have a new challenge today on My Time to Craft where this week our challenge is:


I have to admit I don't like making Halloween cards, so I have actually made my card in Craft Artist.

Would love to see your creations if you would like to join in this week.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Teddy Bears Picnic

Good Morning,

Quite a miserable misty and damp morning here at the moment after such a beautiful day yesterday, still hopefully it will clear up later.  I do hope you all have a lovely weekend whatever you have planned.

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

Teddy Bears Picnic
(we would like to see a Teddy Bear image on your creation) 

Image and Papers - Lili of the Valley
Colouring Medium - Copics
Ivy die - Joanna Sheen
Christmas Tree Charm - All About Beads
Metal Corner - HobbyHouse
Ribbon, Sentiment, Glamour Dust

Challenges Entered:

A Creative Romance - A Touch of Kraft
The Stamping Boutique - Glitter it Up
Creative Knockouts - Tic, Tac, Toe (Stamp, sentiment, ribbon)

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Tic Tac Toe

Good Morning,

Hope you have all woken up to sunshine today, Abbie and Emma had a sleepover here last night and we are off for a day out to the coast while the weather is good, they go back to school next Monday so this will be probably be our last opportunity for a while for a day out.

We have a new challenge for you over on Fab'n'Funky where this week I am host and I have chosen the theme of:


Die Cut

any line, across, down, or diagonal

We have a super sponser for you with a great prize too

I used the bottom line Charm, Die Cut, Pearls 

Image - Melanie and Benny Boo's Holy Night from Lacy Sunshine
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - LOTV
Precious Star Die - Memory Box
Dove Charm, Pearls, Sentiment

Do take a look at the Challenge blog and see some great inspiration from the Design Team, and hope to see you entering our challenge this week.

Challenges Entered:

Tuesday Throwdown - Sweet Little One (Anything with Babies)
Squgglefly - You are a Star (star on your card)
Allsorts Challenge - Early Christmas Makes
Polka Doodles - Get organised for Christmas

Monday, 1 September 2014

Snow Family

Good Monday Morning,

September is here and now less than 4 months to Christmas, so with that in mind we have a new challenge at Sparkles Christmas Monthly challenge where this month our challenge is brought to you by our lovely Mary with a choice of:

No Man Like a Snowman
(so let's see snowmen on your cards this month)

Our Sponsor this month is the super Crafty Ribbons

with a prize of a bundle of ribbons or a voucher for the winner

Image and Sentiment- Lili of the Valley
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Stash
Snowflake Die - Cheery Lynn
Charm, ribbon, Poinsettia, gold leaves, Glamour Dust

Look forward to seeing you joining in and getting a start on your Christmas cards, do take a look at the blog and see some great inspiration from the Design Team.

Friday, 29 August 2014

O for Ombre

Good Morning All,

Well I am back from holiday, we had a wonderful time with the family in the South of France, the weather was very hot, the insects were biting, but we still managed to visit the places you should see while on the Cote d'azur, St Tropez, Nice, Monaco, Monte Carlo, Antibes and see how the other half live with their enormous yachts and cruisers!!!  We had a super villa with a swimming pool so we were able to have some lovely lazy chill-out days around the pool with plenty of BBQ's.

Anyway back to today and to our new challenge over on Alphabet Challenge blog, where this week our lovely Mari has chosen the theme of:

O for Ombre
(Graduating shades of a single colour) 

I used shades of blue from an American Crafts pad, added a dp from my stash, die cut swirl, die cut flower, sentiment and blue liquid pearls.

Do take a look at the challenge blog to see some great inspiration from the rest of the DT.