Saturday, 2 December 2017

Have a Cool Yule

Good Morning Peeps

Hope you have all had a good week, we have had some beautiful sunshine this week but boy has it been cold and so frosty, but it's definitely preferable to the rain.

We have a new challenge for you today over on My Time to Craft where this week we have a sketch for you to follow:

 


 Image - Stampendous
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Kaisercraft
Sentiment - Sheena Douglas stamp
Punched snowflakes, ribbon, Glamour Dust

Do take a look at the blog and see the great inspiration by the Design Team.  Have a great weekend.



Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Christmas Candles

Good Morning Peeps,

Gosh it's Wednesday again they seem to be coming round more than once a week at the moment rushing towards Christmas at a great rate of knots and I haven't bought a single present yet, I really need to get going.

Anyway back to today where we have a new challenge over on Fab'n'Funky and as it is the last Wednesday of the month it's our usual challenge of:

Christmas

As always we have a super sponsor for you who this week is:


with a great prize for the winner


My image is Poinsettia Candles by Digistamps4joy and is available here I coloured with Copics and gold cosmic shimmer on the candles, the paper is from the Christmas Jingles pad by Anna Marie, I didn't want to cover much of the paper especially not the holly in the top corner and the poinsettia in the bottom corner so I cut around these with my craft knife and tucked the image under, the sentiment is by Sassy Cheryl.

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

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas (10-12-17)
Make My Monday Challenge - Happy Christmas (10-12-17)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas
Crazy 4 Challenges - Christmas/Winter Card
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'  - Christmas (10-12-17)
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes (11-12-17)
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday Challenge - Anything Goes (12-12-17)


Monday, 27 November 2017

Santa Claus is coming to Town

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope you have all had a good weekend and been keeping warm, we had a sprinkling of snow on Saturday and the temperature really dropped.

We have a new challenge starting today over on Christmas with the Cuties, the last one for 2017 and   this month our theme is|

Santa Claus is coming to Town

Our sponsor for this month is:

Di's Digi's


with a great prize for the winner.


Image - LOTV
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - First Edition
Sentiments - LOTV
Antique Gold Frantage, Glamour Dust, Charm, Ribbon

Hope to see you joining in our challenge this month as it is the last challenge of the year and the last chance for you to top up your card stash for this year.


Saturday, 18 November 2017

Winter Birthday

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope you have all had a good week, I am so behind couldn't seem to get anything done this week only just managed to get my DT card done late yesterday, hopefully the weekend will be a bit quieter and I maybe able to catch up.

Anyway we have a new challenge starting over on My Time to Craft where this fortnight our challenge is:

Winter Birthday


Image - Penny Johnson
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Stash
Sentiment made up from a set of word stamps
Ric Rac Ribbon

Why not come along and join in with us this fortnight.  Enjoy your weekend.


Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Masculine Touch

Good Morning Peeps,

We have a new challenge starting today over on Fab'n'Funky where this week our lovely Buffy is our host with her choice of challenge:

Masculine Touch

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous:

http://www.thepapershelter.com/index.php?main_page=
with a $15 voucher to spend in their shop for the winner


Image -  Soccer Star by Paper Shelter available here
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - stash
Sentimnet

Please take a look at the challenge blog to see the great inspiration from the DT and maybe join in with a card made for the man in your life.  Hope to see you there.



Saturday, 4 November 2017

Winter Wonderland

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope you have all had a good week and are looking forward to the weekend, it doesn't look like it's going to be very good weather for Bonfire Night but at least it will be warm round the fire.

We have a new challenge for you over on My Time to Craft where this week the challenge is one of my favourites:

Paper Piecing


Image - Crafty Individuals
(Umbrella is paper pieced)
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Kaisercraft
Tree die - Creative Expressions
Glamour Dust, Sentiment, Ribbon

Why not pop over to the challenge blog and see the creations by the Design Team and maybe join in with us.  Hope to see you there.

 

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Fashion

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope you are all well and are having a good week with some sunshine.  Today sees a new challenge starting on Fab'n'Funky where this week our host is our lovely Monika with her choice of:

Fashion

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous:

 

with a prize of 3 images of the winner's choice.


Image - Spunky by Lemon Shortbread available here
Colouring Medium - Copics
Paper - Kaisercraft
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Lace, ribbon, sentiment, pearls

Hope to see you joining in our challenge this week.




Monday, 30 October 2017

Snowman Tag

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope you have all had a good weekend, we have had a couple of days of sunshine which has been quite warm and enjoyable, let's hope we get some more this week while our granddaughters are on half term holidays.

Here we are almost at the end of October so it's time for a new challenge over at Christmas with the Cuties.  Our challenge this month is:

Tags

Our sponsor for this month is the fabulous:


with a super prize for the winner.


Image - Snowman with Duck available here
Colouring Medium - Copics
Tag - Craftwork cards tag book
Sentiment tag - Lili of the Valley
Snowflake charm, Glamour Dust, twine

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


Saturday, 21 October 2017

Grey Kitty

Good Morning Peeps,

It's Saturday once again so time for a new challenge over on My Time to Craft where this week you have a choice of:

Halloween or Cats

As I don't do Halloween cards unless absolutely necessary I have used a cat image.


Image - Inky Impressions
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Stampin Up
Pearls, Sentiment

Whichever topic you choose we look forward to you joining in with our challenge.

Have a good weekend.



Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Paper Piecing

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope you are all having a good week.  We have a new challenge starting today over on Fab'n'Funky where I am the host for this week and I have chosen a theme of:

Paper Piecing

Our fabulous sponsor this week is Crafty Ribbons

with a super prize for the winner


I used a Kenny K image and paper pieced her dress, coloured with Copics, the backing papers are from My Minds Eye and Kaisercraft and I added a sentiment and ribbon.

If you like Paper Piecing what not take a look at our challenge blog and join in with us this week.


Saturday, 7 October 2017

With Sympathy

Good Morning Peeps

Our new challenge starts today over on My Time to Craft where our challenge for the next two weeks is:

With Sympathy


Flower image digi make unknown, coloured with Copics added sentiment and doodled around the card.

Have a good weekend whatever you have planned.

 

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Pretty in Pink

Good Morning Peeps,

Had a holiday last week and we went to Northumberland a county I have never visited before, we had  some lovely weather and among a variety of places visited Alnwick Castle and Lindisfarne and had a really enjoyable time.

Back to today and we have a new challenge for you over on Fab'n'Funky where our lovely Lucy is the host this week and the challenge is:

Pretty in Pink

Our sponsor this week is "All Dressed Up" with a lovely prize for the winner.


Image - Abi Ballerina by All Dressed Up
Colouring Medium - Copics & Sparkle pens
Papers - Lili of the Valley
Sentiment, mesh, pearls and charm

Would love to see you joining in our challenge this week.


Monday, 25 September 2017

Hedgehog Christmas

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope you have all had a good weekend.  Today sees the start of our new challenge over on Christmas with the Cuties.

We have the fabulous Pink Gem as our sponsor this month:

 
with a great prize for the winner


Image - Pink Gem available here
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers and Sentiment - Hobbycraft paper pad

Look forward to seeing you joining in our challenge this month and please take a look at the great projects by the Design Team.


Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Mannequin

Good Morning Peeps,

It's Wednesday so time for a new challenge over on Fab'n'Funky after our summer break.  Our lovely Judith is the host this week with her challenge of:

Floral Embellishments
(Please note FLORAL PAPERS DO NOT COUNT)

We do not have a sponsor this week but there will be a prize for the winner.

My card was made for our eldest granddaughter Zoe who was 18 last Friday, how time flies it seems like no time at all since I gave up work to look after her and here she is old enough to look after me now!!!!!!!  We had a lovely family get together to celebrate with Prosecco and Pizza and all had a really good time.





Image - Dolly Dimples decoupage
Papers - Kaisercraft and Cosmo Cricket
Flowers - Wild Orchid
Die Cut - Sue Wilson die
Sentiment - Docrafts See-D stamps
Lace
 
There are some beautiful makes by the Design Team on the challenge blog so please take a look and maybe join in our challenge this week.



Saturday, 9 September 2017

Under the Sea

Good Morning Peeps,

Well it's been almost 2 weeks again since my last post, but hopefully now the holiday season is over I hope to get back to normal it just seems so hard at the moment to get in a mood for crafting.  Good things have been happening family wise though with two granddaughters getting excellent GCSE results and now starting terms at Sixth Form Colleges.

On to my card today which is for our challenge over on My Time to Craft where our challenge is:

"Under the Sea"



A simple card using a Kenny K pre-coloured image, paper free from a magazine, ribbon, sentiment and mermaid charm.

Hope you all have a good weekend, and I hope and pray that the people in the path of the hurricane stay safe.

Monday, 28 August 2017

Dear Reindeer

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope you are all having a good Bank Holiday, not got anything planned for today just chilling out and maybe a little crafting if I can find my mojo which seems to be sadly missing at the moment.

Anyway on to my post for today which is for our new challenge over on Christmas with the Cuties where this month our challenge is:

Cute Couples

The DT were lucky to be able to choose images to use from our super sponsor:


 


Image - Bugaboo digi stamps
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - First Edition
Sentiment - Computer generated
Ribbon, Card Candy

Why not pop over to the challenge blog and take a look at the great inspiration from my teamies and maybe join in with our challenge this month - Christmas Day is only 17 weeks away!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Challenges Entered:

CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Anything Goes with ribbon
Cute Card Thursday - Bright Colours

Saturday, 26 August 2017

A Krafty Noel

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope you are having a lovely Bank Holiday weekend and that the weather stays good for you.  Time for a new challenge over on My Time to Craft where for the next two weeks our challenge is:

Get Krafty
(use some Kraft card/paper on your project)


The image is a really old stamp that I have had for years but there isn't a company name on it!  I stamped and embossed with white embossing powder, the paper is from a LOTV pad, poinsettias cut from a Marianne die and I glittered the edges and added a pearl.

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the weekend.



Saturday, 12 August 2017

Hats and Bags

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope everyone is well and looking forward to the weekend.  It is two weeks since I last posted but as I haven't had many DT requirements I have been having a rest of sorts.  Still dog sitting and have been out an about a few times with my granddaughters having a good time despite the weather not being very summery.  

We have a new challenge starting today over on My Time to Craft and our challenge is:

Hats and Bags



Image - Sherrie Baldy
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - LOTV and stash
Ribbon, sentiment, charm


Saturday, 29 July 2017

Penguin's Pudding

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope you are all well and that you have a good weekend.  It's been rather wet here this week and the forecast for next week is not much better, seems typical summer weather now that the schools are on holiday.

Well today see's the start of a new challenge over at My Time to Craft where this fortnight we have a sketch for you to follow:

 

I decided I would use the sketch for another Christmas card:


Image - Digi Stamp Boutique
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Kaisercraft
Sentiment, Glamour Dust

Plenty of inspiration on the Challenge Blog by the Design team for you to view and hope to see you joining in our challenge this fortnight.


Monday, 24 July 2017

Christmas Carolers

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope everyone is well and had a good weekend.  We had a lovely weekend with the family visiting at various times over Saturday and Sunday.

  We have a new challenge starting today over at Christmas with the Cuties where our challenge for the next month is:

Favourite Festive Digi

Our sponsor for this month is:

 


Image - Vintage Carolers by Papernest Dolls (available here)
Colouring Medium - Copics and Promarkers
Papers - from stash
Sentiment, Ribbon, Glamour Dust

Please take a look at the challenge blog for some great inspiration by the Design Team and maybe join in with our challenge with your favourite Christmas image.  Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Summer Fun

Good Morning Peeps,

I've been missing for a while as I have had computer problems, hopefully my son has now sorted it out and it will play nice.

We have a new challenge starting over on Fab'n'Funky today where our lovely Sharon is the host and she has chosen the theme of:

Use a Patterned Paper

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Lia Stampz


The design team had a choice of images to use from our sponsor and I chose Summer Girl,

  
Image - Lia Stampz
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Free from magazine
Ticket Sentiments, charm, shells


Wednesday, 5 July 2017

All in Pink

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope you are having a good week, I am enjoying watching Wimbledon this week, never mind the housework or the non-urgent crafting just being a couch potato.

Well it's Wednesday so time for a new challenge over on Fab'n'Funky where this week our lovely Monika is hosting with a challenge of:

Little Boys and Girls

We have the fabulous Pink Gem as our sponsor this week:

 prize is 2 single images or 2 topper kits

The Design Team were lucky to have sponsor images to play with:


Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - LOTV and My Mind's Eye
Sentiment tags - LOTV
Metal Flowers
Do take a look at the great inspiration from the Design Team over on the challenge blog and hope to see you joining in with our challenge this week.


Saturday, 1 July 2017

Christmas in July

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope everyone is well and looking forward to the weekend, rather dull here and cool as it has been for most of the week, I've nothing planned today just some shopping and need to do some more tidying of my craft room as it is getting a real tip!!!!

Anyway back to business we have a new challenge for you over on My Time to Craft where this week our challenge is...

CHRISTMAS IN JULY!


Image - Bugaboo
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Bo Bunny
Poinsettia - Marianne Die
Border edging - Spellbinders 
Ribbon, Glamour Dust, Sentiment, Pearl

Hope to see you joining in with our challenge this week.................
only 177 days until Christmas!!!!!!!!


Monday, 26 June 2017

Clean and Simple

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope you are all well and that you have had a good weekend.  We have a new challenge starting today over on "Christmas with the Cuties" and our new challenge for July is:

Clean and Simple
(nice easy one for you but don't forget it must be Christmas)

We have a fabulous sponsor for you this month:

 
with a great prize for the winner.

The Design Team were lucky to have images to play with provided by our sponsor and I chose to use:

Snowman at the Window (available HERE)


I coloured the image with Copics, stamped the Lili of the Valley sentiment, added some Glamour Dust and doodled a frame around the outside edges.

Please take a look at the challenge blog where you will see some lovely cards by the Design Team, and maybe join in with our challenge this month and get a head start on your Christmas cards. 



Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Feisty Females

Good Morning Peeps,

Well it's the longest day of the year today so let's hope it's a good one.  It's been lovely to have so many warm sunny days on the run but I don't think there is as much sun forecast today.  I am off this afternoon to see Heidi and Lauren in their Sports Day at school so it would be nice if it was a little shadier and cooler than the past few days.

As it's Wednesday we have a new challenge for you over on Fab'n'Funky there this week our lovely Buffy is the host with her choice of:

Feisty Females with Flowers 

We have a fabulous sponsor for you this week who were so generous with images for the Design Team:



Image - Blue Rose from Crafts and Me
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - LOTV, My Mind's Eye, Kaisercraft
Roses - Wild Orchid
Branch Die - Sue Wilson
Hessian Ribbon - Country Baskets
 Sentiment courtesy Desert Diva
Music Charm

There are some great projects on the Challenge blog by the Design Team, if you have time please take a look and maybe you will be inspired to join in with our challenge this week.

 


Saturday, 17 June 2017

Summertime

Good Morning Peeps,

Lovely sunny Saturday morning earlier but clouded over at the moment, though the sun should be back later in the morning, so hopefully going to have a lazy day in the garden reading, but first of all it's time for a new challenge over on My Time to Craft where this week our theme is:

Summertime


I have had this stamp for a few years and never used it but thought it would be ideal for this theme, it is an Urban Stamp by Michael Powell from Docrafts.  I coloured with Copics, the die cut banner is from La La Land, the paper was free from a magazine and I added some ribbon.

Hope you all have a good weekend whatever you have planned, enjoy the sunshine and maybe find some time to join in with our challenge, there is some great inspiration on the challenge blog by the Design Team so maybe pop along and view them.


Saturday, 3 June 2017

Down on the Farm

Good Morning Peeps,

It's Saturday so time for a new challenge at My Time to Craft where this week our challenge is:

Down on the Farm

I didn't have any images or stamps which I thought would fit this theme and then I found this rather nice image on a free Making Cards CD which I thought would be suitable.

 

The papers were from my stash and I added some plain tags with pearls, sentiment and a gingham ribbon.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Snuggly Bears

Good Morning Peeps,

Last Monday of the month and so we have a new challenge for you over on Christmas with the Cuties.  This month our challenge is:

Snuggly Bears

We have a great sponsor for you this month the fabulous:

Di's Digi Downloads

 

I used a Di's Digi of my own coloured with Copics, fussy cut and put on a scalloped circle which I embossed and added a further scalloped circle, paper is from LOTV, I added ribbon, sentiment, glamour dust and card candy.

Hope you will be able to join in with our challenge this month and take a look at the fabulous creations by the Design Team.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

"Lets Get Sporty"

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope the sun is shining for you today.  We have a new challenge for you today over on Fab'n'Funky where this week I am the host with my theme of:

"Lets Get Sporty"

We have a fabulous sponsor for you this week:

Kenny K

KennyK-Stamps-BADGE-IRockWITH-BLUE

The Design Team were very luck to have images to play with from our sponsor, thank you.

It was my granddaughter Emma's 12th birthday on Monday and I made this card for her, she is learning Tai Kwondo and has a yellow belt so I coloured the image with Copics and made the belt yellow.


Image - Martial Arts Girl by Kenny K
Colouring Medium - Copics
DP - Kaisercraft, Craft Creations
Foliage Die - Sue Wilson
Flowers, Sentiment, Ribbon, Pearls.

I do hope you will be able to join in with our challenge this week and take a look at the fabulous creations by my teamies.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Christmas Post and Robins

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope you are all well and looking forward to a good weekend.  We have two of our granddaughters here for the weekend, Abbie and Emma, so this post is being scheduled as I won't get time on Saturday for my computer.

We have a new challenge for you over on My Time to Craft and this fortnight we have a sketch for you to follow:




I thought this lovely sketch should be on a Christmas card.





This beautiful image is from Delicious Doodles and as I haven't used it for a couple of years thought I would dust it off, colour it with Copics and make this card with it.  The paper is from First Edition and I used a Nesties scallop die with kraft card and also cut the snowflakes out in kraft card using a Cheery Lynn die.  The sentiment is courtesy of Desert Diva.



Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Kids or Teenagers!!!

Good Morning Peeps,

Today we have a very special challenge for you on Fab'n'Funky, where the theme this week is:

Kids or Teenagers
 
We also have a very special sponsor for you:

The fabulous:


Lili of the Valley are celebrating their 13th birthday today and you are invited to their party, join them on their Facebook page for video tutorials with their new designer Cindy, competitions with prizes and all sorts of crafty fun - enjoy yourselves.

Lili of the Valley were so generous in giving the DT some of their fantastic images to play with, not only existing images but also some of their new images which will be released on the 20th May so you could all have a sneak peek of them on our challenge.

Here are my two cards for this challenge:


Image - Jasmine Laptop by LOTV
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - My Mind's Eye
Sentiment - Desert Diva


Image - Alice Ice Cream (to be released 20-05-17)
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Stash
Sentiment - LOTV
Ribbon, Flowers

Hope to see you joining in with this special challenge to win a great prize from Lili of the Valley.