Saturday, 31 December 2016

Something New

New Years Eve already but there won't be any partying going on here this year.... I had to get the emergency doctor out for Hubby yesterday as he's managed to come down with the Norovirus (probably caught from the hospital when he went for his outpatient appointment on Wednesday) and my Dad ended up back in  hospital on Thursday (this time with a hernia)!

At least we all still have our sense of humour and here's a card using a fun image from Bugaboo coloured with my usual Promarkers. I used my brand new Sizzix Tim Holtz stitched rectangles to die cut the image before matting onto some red card. The background paper is from Raspberry Road Designs, the butterfly is a Penny Black die and the ribbon and gems are from my stash.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Allsorts challenge 'something new'
Passion For Promarkers challenge 'die cuts / punches'
Catch The Bug challenge 'make us laugh'
Tuesday Morning Sketches 'anything goes' and I also used one of your old sketches

Thanks for popping by and before you go I'd like to thank you for all your visits during the past year. 

Wishing you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year

Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Crazy Bird Snippets

Hi everyone, I'm just popping by with a snippets make so that I can head over to the Playground and see what the Playmates are up to and see if there are any mince pies left.

This card is made entirely from snippets of paper and card.... I cut the bottom of the papers to turn them into banners, cut the sentiment with a Tattered Lace die and the stars with Xcut dies. The Tim Holtz crazy bird is coloured with Promarkers with a touch of Sakura clear glaze pen then cut with the matching die and a googly eye added. I hand cut his hat and used glitter pens to add the dots, and to finish it all off I added some card candi.

The colours look a bit washed out in the photo and IRL it's a lot more cheerful (but it may just be my laptop screen)

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets'

Passion For Promarkers challenge 'use your dies / punches'

Sparkles Monthly challenge 'happy birthday'

Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge 'anthing goes'

Thanks for taking the time to pop by today and for all your lovely comments.... and don't forget you've got until the 31st December before the Playground gates shut.

Monday, 26 December 2016

Christmas Poinsettia

I hope you all had a wonderful christmas day and lots of crafty goodies from Santa.

This is the very easy christmas card I made for my Dad using Hunkydory magazine freebies with the addition of some die-cut holly leaves and letters.

I shall head over with this to Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 'use a sentiment' and also Winter Wonderland challenge 'for someone special / happy new year'

I'm off to have a bit of a crafty play now with anything but christmas goodies! Thanks for popping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of the holiday.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Merry Christmas Everyone

I hope you are all well and ready for the big day tomorrow, but if not then just crack open that bottle of wine and relax! I'm glad to say that both Hubby and Dad are out of hospital now and are on the mend so fingers crossed we'll all be starting off the New Year a bit healthier.

This is my card for the Cuttlebug Mania challenge where the theme is 'christmas with any colour except red or green' I've used a decoupaged image from a Joanna Sheen cd matted onto gold mirricard and with Tattered Lace poinsettia and mistletoe dies cut with my Tattered Lace Baby Blue (I do love that machine)

I'd like to thank you all for your visits and support during the past year and to wish you

a very Merry Christmas

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Christmas Bauble and an apology

Hi everyone, hope all is well with you. Let me start off with an apology.... things have got a bit mad here and I've not been able to get to visit you as I should this past week. It's been the usual (food) shopping madness along with physiotherapy appointment, then my dad was admitted to hospital again on Wednesday and my dear Hubby had a spinal operation yesterday. So you can probably guess that my mind hasn't really been on crafting or blogging.

Anyways before I go I'll show you the christmas bauble that I made for my darling little miss Cutie Pie (my granddaughter). This is the same Mo Manning digi that I used for her card and again coloured with Promarkers and sparkled with Stickles. I made the sentiment on the computer and used Xcut nesting dies to cut that and the image as well as the red mirricard for matting. I added some sleigh bells and charms to each side and then glued it all together with Glossy Accents - I guessed that would be strongest and safest as I didn't want the risk of it coming apart if she played with it. Finally I tied a piece of velvet ribbon to hang it up.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Passion for Promarkers 'mega christmas challenge '
Winter Wonderland 'for someone special / happy new year'
Country View Crafts 'christmas'
Crafty Ribbons 'christmas theme creations'
Deep Ocean 'silent night'

Thanks for popping by and for your greatly appreciated comments and I will catch up with all as soon as I can.

Monday, 12 December 2016

More Christmas

Just popping by today with a couple more christmas cards.

The first is a shaker card I made using some Hunkydory goodies, a couple of die-cut Tattered Lace snowflakes and some tiny punched snowflakes for the shaker element.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets' (the die-cut and punched snowflakes)

Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge 'christmas in tones or pastels'

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 'colour: grey or silver.... a little or a lot'

My second card has a decoupage image from the Joanna Sheen Holly Pond Hill Christmas cd matted onto gold mirricard and a Clearly Besotted stamped sentiment. I did see over at the Joanna Sheen shop that this CD is half price at the moment, so here's the link if you're interested.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Allsorts challenge 'christmas lights'

CD Sunday challenge 'twas the night before christmas'

Thanks for taking the time to pop by today as I know - if you're anything like me - that things are rather hectic trying to get organised for christmas.

Friday, 9 December 2016


I can't believe I'm back so soon with another card but this was a very quick and simple make. My printer has been leaving horrible black streaks on the paper so after Hubby cleaned up the rollers I printed off some digistamps to check all was good (and it was).

This is a Bugaboo image coloured with my usual Promarkers and a Clearly Besotted sentiment stamp, then attached straight onto a base card.... nice and flat for posting.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Catch the Bug Holiday Chaos Day 4 challenge 'clean as snow'
I Love Promarkers challenge 'snowman'
CASology challenge 'space'
Country View challenge 'christmas'

Thanks for popping by today and I do hope you have a good weekend

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Winter Wonderland

Hi everyone thanks for popping by today and a special hello to my newest follower Migdalia.

I've got another christmas card to show you today using a decoupage image from the Joanna Sheen 'Holly Pond Hill' christmas cd. It went a bit wonky when I was layering up so I had to trim and layer it onto some blue shiny card before sticking to the base card. The holly is a Tattered Lace die with some pearls for the berries and the sentiment is from Hunkydory. I think this image is so lovely with all the lights sparkling in the snowy evening.

and here's one showing the layers

I shall enter this in the following challenges

CD Sunday 'white christmas'
Cuttlebug Mania 'shine'
Winter Wonderland 'frame it or night scene'

So that's it from me today.... I'm off now to put up the christmas decorations and get my Dad's birthday card made.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Christmas Cupcake

Here's a card I made yesterday just for fun and to join in with a few challenges. It's a Bugaboo digi stamp 'christmas cupcake' which I coloured with Promarkers and added a liberal helping of Stickles on the berries and the frosting. The image was attached with sticky pads and I added a silver peel off sentiment. A very quick and CAS design which would be ideal for a batch make.

It really does sparkle so much more IRL than the photo shows.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Catch The Bug Holiday Chaos - Day 1 challenge 'all that sparkles'
Passion For Promarkers challenge 'eat, drink & be merry'
Allsorts challenge 'CAS'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 'vintage or anything goes christmas'
AAA Cards CAS challenge 'christmas'
Crafting Musketeers challenge 'anything goes'
Time Out challenge 'christmas with optional twist of glitter / shimmer'

Thanks for popping by today and I hope you all have a good week.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

My Beary First Christmas

Hi everyone, sorry I've not been to visit for the last few days but I've been a tad on the busy side with physio appointments and christmas shopping for my little miss Cutie Pie as well as finishing cards to go in the post. I'm glad to say that the parcel is now winging it's way to Australia.... via Santa of course!

The problem with being a granny for the first time was that I had such a problem deciding on the design for her first christmas card and there are soooo many cute images to pick from, but when I saw this one from Mo manning called 'beary merry christmas' I fell in love with it. I ended up buying this as a digistamp but Penny Black do have it in cling rubber - I just couldn't find anywhere that had it in stock. I coloured it with my usual Promarkers and added Stickles to the fur on the hat. I matted the image onto silver mirri card and then added a Memory Box die-cut frostyville border across the top before wrapping a piece of ribbon around to hang the baubles from. The sentiments were made on the computer and cut with Spellbinders ornament dies and attached on sticky pads with bakers twine to tie them up and finally I added some shabby rose organza trim across the bottom.

So this is the finished card.... and I went on to make a christmas bauble with the same image but I'll show you that another time. Sorry about the photos but the light wasn't very good and I needed to get it posted.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets' the dies all cut from snippets
Country View Crafts challenge 'christmas'
Memory Box challenge 'marvellous metallics'
Mod Squad challenge 'holiday dimension'
DP2 Mo Manning challenge 'anything Mo goes'
Noor Design UK challenge 'sparkle'
Crafty Ribbons challenge 'christmas'
Fab 'n' Funky challenge 'christmas'
Addicted To Stamps and More challenge 'make your mark'
Time Out challenge 'christmas with optional twist of glitter / shimmer' 3rd entry

Thanks for taking time to visit me today and I hope you are all having a healthy and stress-free run up to christmas