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.


Saturday, 6 May 2017

Football Mad

Good Morning Peeps,

We have a new challenge starting over on My Time to Craft today.  Our theme this week is:

For the Males in our Lives

My card is one I made for our youngest son's birthday last month.


The image was from a Making Cards free CD, and the papers were from a magazine, the sentiment is courtesy of  Desert Diva.




Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Father Christmas

Good Morning Peeps,

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

Christmas

Our sponsor this week is:

Image - Dr Digi
Colouring Medium - Promarkers
Papers - First Edition
Card Candy, Sentiment, Glamour Dust



Monday, 24 April 2017

Have a Holly Christmas

Good Morning Peeps,

Well what a gorgeous weekend we have had beautiful sunshine and lovely and warm I do hope it stays like this for the rest of the week.

Today we have a new challenge for you over on Christmas with the Cuties where this month our challenge is:

Add some Holly
(nice easy on for you, just remember that it must also be cute)

We have a super sponsor for you this month:

 

with a super prize for the winner.


Image - Sasayaki Glitter
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Graphic 45
Ribbon, Holly, Sentiment, Glamour Dust

Hope to see you joining in our challenge .


Saturday, 22 April 2017

Button it up

Good Morning Peeps,

Saturday morning and I hope it will be a good one for you, hope you are all well and having warmer weather than we are here.

We have a new challenge for you over on My Time to Craft where our theme this week is:

Buttons or Sequins


For my card I used an image from Paper Shelter which I won in a challenge recently, I coloured her with Copics, my papers are from My Mind's Eye and First Edition.  The sentiment is courtesy of Hannilie (Desert Diva) and I added ribbon and buttons.  Sorry about the poor quality of the photo, looks much better irl.

Please take a look at the challenge blog and see the great inspiration from the design team.

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

Cute Card Thursday - Birthdays
The Paper Shelter - Add a sentiment
A Gem of a Challenge - Ribbon and/or Lace
Di's Digi Designs - Use something digital (6-05)
Allsorts - I spy somthng beginning with B - Buttons

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Fantasy

Good Morning Peeps,

Another Wednesday, another challenge at Fab'n'Funky where this week our host is our lovely Alison with her choice of:

Fantasy
(Fairies, Unicorns, Dragons etc)

We have a great sponsor for you this week:


with  a voucher to spend in store for our winner.


I decided to use a lovely image by Faery Ink that I was lucky enough to win a couple of months ago, I coloured her with Copics and added Glamour Dust and a pink Spica glitter pen to her wings, the background paper is from an 8 x 8 pad that I have had for years called Tapestry by C R Gibson.  I used a Memory Box daisy border die added pearls to this and finished with a bow and stamped sentiment.

Do take a look a the great projects from the Design Team on the Challenge Blog.

Challenges Entered:

The Ribbon Girls - Card + ribbon
Cards4Galz - Fairy Nice
Crafts & Me - Things with Wings (1-05)
Creative Craft Cottage - Dies/Punches (19-04)


Saturday, 8 April 2017

Daisy, Daisy, Daisy

Good Morning Peeps,

Saturday morning and the sun is shining, we have the local Chocolate Festival on this weekend so if the weather keeps good I may take some of the girls to have a look around.  

Today we have a new challenge starting on My Times to Craft, our theme is:

No Designer Papers


For my card I used a plain piece of card, embossed down one side and sanded it to show the pattern, the image is a Penny Black stamp, coloured with Copics and I added two pieces of ribbon, some pearls and a sentiment.

If you need some inspiration please take a look at the challenge blog where there are some great projects from the Design Team.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Christmas Post

Good Morning Peeps,

It's Wednesday so it's time for a new challenge over on Fab'n'Funky where this week hosting the challenge is our lovely teamie Helen and our theme is:

Christmas

Our sponsor this week is:



with a prize of 2 digi's for the winner

My card is a Christmas one made some time ago and never blogged as I am still trying to get back into crafting.


Background - Crafters Companion Embossing Folder
Postbox - Tonic die

Please take a look at the challenge blog for some lovely creations by the Design Team.


Monday, 27 March 2017

Red and Green

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope you are all well and have had a good weekend in some lovely sunny weather and I hope all the Mums had a lovely Mother's Day.  We have a new challenge starting today over on Christmas with the Cuties where our theme is:

Red and Green

We have a fabulous sponsor for you this month with a great prize:


The DT were lucky to have images from our sponsor to play with and I chose this cute snowman couple:

Image - Bugaboo
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - First Edition
Ribbon, Sentiment, Holly embellishment
Hope to see you joining in our challenge this month.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Happy Easter

Good Morning Peeps,

It's so long since I posted or done any crafting but life just got in the way, my MIL has been quite poorly in hospital but thankfully is now back home.  We then had three days away in Stratford-upon-Avon for hubby's birthday, the weather was absolutely fabulous and we had a great time and recharged our batteries a bit.  Our youngest son Dan had his birthday this week and so last weekend all the family, 15 of us, had a lovely meal at a local Chinese restaurant to celebrate the two birthdays and I managed to get a new photo of my six gorgeous granddaughters.


 This week I have been trying to get back into crafting and have made this card for our new challenge at My Time to Craft where the theme this week is:

Woodland Animals or Easter


Image - Digi Stamp Boutique 
Coluring Medium - Copics
Papers - First Edition and stash
Ribbon, embroidered flower

Please take a look at the challenge blog to see the wonderful creations by the Design Team.



Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Rock a Bye Baby

Good Morning Peeps,

Wednesday morning so time for a new challenge over on Fab'n'Funky where this week our host is our lovely Jan with her choice of:

Baby

Our sponsor this week is:

 

With a prize of $12 to spend in store


Image - Babe in a Basket - A Day for Daisies
Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - Stash
Die cut frame threaded with ribbon
Lace, computer generated sentiment, rocking horse charm

Hope to see you joining in our challenge this week and if you need some inspiration there is plenty to see from the Design Team on the challenge blog.

 

Monday, 27 February 2017

Snowman Family

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope everyone has had a good weekend and kept dry, we have rain again today here but on Christmas with the Cuties we have lots of snow as our new challenge begins today with the theme:

No Man Like a Snowman

Our sponsor for this challenge is the fabulous:

  

The DT were lucky to have images from our sponsors to play with and I chose to use this lovely Snowman Family for my card.


Papers - Dovecraft (Magic and Sparkle)
Colouring Medium - Copics
Tree dies - Sue Wilson (Winter Trees)
Doily, Sentiment, Glamour Dust

There is some great inspiration from the Design Team on the Challenge blog so please take a look and maybe join in with us this month.


Saturday, 25 February 2017

Transport

Good Morning Peeps,

Seems ages since I posted anything, but with the half term week my granddaughters were all off school and so we had a few days out and then I needed this last week to recover!!!!!!!! just joking.  If I am being really honest I haven't felt a bit like crafting for the past few weeks, but I am back today with my card for our new challenge at My Time to Craft where this week our challenge is:

Travel

My card is a CAS one which I made some time ago for a friend.


I scanned the train image and printed onto card, added ribbon and a sentiment .

Have a great weekend whatever you have planned and maybe take a look at the challenge blog and join in with us this week.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Bingo

Good Morning Peeps,

Hope you are enjoying your week and keeping well,  We have a new challenge for you over on Fab'n'Funky today where our lovely host is Buffy with her choice of:

Bingo

Our sponsor this week is:

 

The Design Team had digi's to play with from our sponsor and I chose to use:

Phantasi 7 available  here


I used the Bingo line (Lace, Yellow, Die-cuts)

Colouring Medium - Copics
Papers - First Edition
Stitched circles - Memory Box
Sentiment, Lace, Pearls