Saturday, 21 April 2018

Tulips and Daffs

Morning Folks!
I'm looking forward to the promised sunshine this weekend, who knows I might even feel inspired to tackle a few jobs in the garden - or then again perhaps not!
Here's my mid way reminder post for the challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge 

As usual ANYTHING PENNY BLACK GOES
The optional 'Extra' challenge this time is  

SPRING FLOWERS

My card uses a favourite stamp called Duckling. The flowery paper is by Forever Friends, as it is quite 'busy', I went for a CAS design. The embossing folder is caramello from Cuttlebug and the sentiment is an 'antique' from Craftwork Cards. The image is cut with my trusty nestie circles.

I love the PB ducks as they are quick to colour but they have marvellous expressions.

We're looking forward to seeing your entries over at PBSC, just click the hedgehog below and he should take you straight there!
We are generously sponsored by 
The prize is a $20 voucher.

Thanks for visiting today and for any comments you'd like to leave!

I'd also like to join the following challenges:
Stamping Sensations - One for the girls
CHNPP- A/Goes with patterned paper
Creatalicious challenges - A/G and optional dies or punches
Ellibelles Crafty Wednesdays - Say it with flowers
MAWTT - Springtime
As you like it - favourite colouring medium - Promarkers, as these are the first medium I used that gave me results I was happy with. Now I keep coming back to them because I know which colour combinations I like without having to think too hard!


Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Alf's Shed

Morning Folks!
Hope you're all OK today?
The new challenge at Passion for Promarkers has been choosen by Karen, who would like to see 
BUTTONS and/or BOWS
on your projects this week. 

I have used Dad's Shed - Alf  from our sponsor DigiStamp Boutique on this card which I made for my Dad's birthday - he has a very large shed at the bottom of his garden.   


Here's a closer look at the lovely Alf:


Card Details
Paper - The Works
Grass Die- Die'sire Icicles 
Fence Die - Ebay
Burlap ribbon and jute string - Amazon
Prima flowers and button from stash

Don't forget to pop over to
 to see what the rest of the design team have made!
Get creating with your Letraset / Winsor & Newton markers and join us!! Remember you can enter any type of creation, it doesn't have to be a card.

As I mentioned, we are generously sponsored by 

who are giving a £10 voucher to our lucky winner!
Thanks for visiting today xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything goes
Creative Knockouts - Lots of Layers
Make My Monday - In the garden
Crafty Sentiments - Only for boys
TTCRD - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenges - A/G with opt dies punches
AYLI Challenges - Favourite colouring medium - Promarkers, as these are the first medium I used that gave me results I was happy with in a short amount of time, I'm too impatient to wait for watercolours etc to dry. 
Digistamp boutique Monthly Facebook Competition


Sunday, 15 April 2018

Get you Umbrella out!

Morning Folks!
It was my turn to choose the new challenge over Sparkles Monthly Challenges this time which is always fun. I've choosen 

THE WEATHER

I was thinking of April showers and wellies, but as we all know the weather can be pretty unpredictable lately so anything weather related - even more snow! - is fine. 

Here's my card which I made while I was staying with my sister who is a fellow cardmaker. We always have good fun crafting together and it is always nice to play with different goodies. This is quite a simple card, probably because we were nattering lots. James the bear is a pre coloured image from an old LOTV art pad and the cloud and sentiment stamp are from Stampin' Up. I forgot to note the name of the stamp set ... oops!


Please visit the main blog

to see the inspiration from the rest of the design team! I'm looking forward to seeing what you make!

Thank you so much for visiting today and for any comments you're kind enough to leave xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
The Alphabet Challenge - B is for bears
Daring Cardmakers - Animal antics
Allsorts - Spring Flowers or Showers

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Saturday, 7 April 2018

Jump for Joy!

Morning Folks!
Have you got anything nice planned for the weekend? We are planning to head out to the New Forest which I am really looking forward to, hoping we might see some ponies and it will be nice to get some fresh air!

The new challenge is just starting over at Penny Black Saturday Challenges , as usual ANYTHING PENNY BLACK GOES
The optional 'Extra' challenge this time is
SPRING FLOWERS

Here's my card using a very spingy frog (or possibly toad?) stamp called Jump for Joy which is an old favourite of mine. The papers are also old - some Dovecraft and some green MME  from my scraps folders. The sentiment stamp is also Dovecraft, it 'fell into my basket' in Hobbycraft the other week. They clearly wanted to shift them as it was only 80p! It would have been rude not to help out!!  Flowers, pearls and ribbon all from my stash.

This little face just makes me smile:


I do hope you'll pop over to the main blog, just click on the picture below, to see the fabulous cards from the rest of the design team. 
We're looking forward to seeing your entries. We are generously sponsored by 

The prize is a $20 voucher.

Thanks for visiting today and for any comments you leave. I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
CHNPP - Anything goes with patterned paper
Pearly Sparkles - Anything goes with pearls
Ellibelles Crafty Wednesday - Say it with Flowers
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy - Anything Goes 

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Flopsy in the Rain

Morning Folks!

It was my turn to choose the challenge at Passion for Promarkers  for this week, anyone who follows my blog won't be surprised by my choice - 

ANIMALS  

I do love a cute animal on a card! 
This week we are sponsored by Crafty Sentiments who kindly gave the DT some digis to play with, here's my card using Flopsy in the rain:


Poor little damp bunny!

Card Details
Papers - Pretty Pastels - The Works
Dies - Umbrella - Memory Box  &
Cloud - Impression Obsessions
Sentiment - Free from Desert Diva - here

Don't forget to pop over to
 to see what the rest of the design team have made!
Get creating with your Letraset / Winsor & Newton markers and join us!! Remember you can enter any type of creation, it doesn't have to be a card.

are giving 3 digis to our lucky winner!

Thanks for visiting today xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
Word Art Wednesdays - A/G
CHNPP - A/G with patterned paper
Crafty Sentiments - A/Goes
The Divas that cut paperA/Goes
Simon SaysA/Goes
Crafty AnimalsA/Goes with animals
Pearly sparkles ChallengeA/Goes
The Corrosive ChallengeA/Goes
Colour Crazy ChallengeA/Goes


Sunday, 1 April 2018

Christmas Dreams

Happy Easter everyone!
Has the Easter bunny visited?
Have you eaten any chocolate yet?? 

I know we are all thinking about Easter Eggs and Spring at the moment but it will be Christmas before we know it - time to make a start on those cards!!
We have a new challenge over at SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE today and the theme is really simple so we're hoping for lots of entries:

FEATURE A CREATURE

Here's my card, I couldn't resist colouring up a cute little PB hedgehog (no BIG surprise there!!) :


Card Recipe:
Penny Black stamp - Christmas Dreams - coloured with promarkers and some glossy accents
Papers - First Edition - Christmas Wishes
Dies - Stitched squares - The Works and 
Holly branch - Memory box
Red Gems and peel offs from my stash

Please click the piccy below to visit the main blog

and see the inspiration from the rest of the design team! You have a whole month to join us, we'd love to see what you make! 




Thank you so much for visiting today and for any comments you're kind enough to leave xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
CHNC - Anything Christmas goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas and optional bells
Word Art WednesdayAnything goes

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Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Baby Hammock in Pink

Morning Folks!
Hope your week has got off to a good start?
This week, the new challenge at Passion for Promarkers is 
BABIES
(Animals or people) 
Here's my card using one of my all time favourite Penny Black stamps called Baby Hammock. Sorry about the dull photo the light wasn't great when I took this - sigh!


 Love those cute prickles sticking out underneath the hammock!


Card Details
Papers - Stix2 and dovecraft
Sentiment - LOTV
Die cut - Memory Box
Ribbon and Pearls from my stash

Please pop over to
 to see what the rest of the design team have made!
Get creating with your Letraset / Winsor & Newton markers and join us!! Remember you can enter any type of creation, it doesn't have to be a card.

This week we are generously sponsored by Di's Digi Stamps
who are offering a $12 voucher to our lucky winner!

Thanks for visiting today xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
CHNPP - Anything goes with patterned paper
Pearly Sparkles - Flowers
Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - All creatures great and small
Stamping Sensations - Forest Friends
Allsorts - Bring on the Bling
The Crazy Challenge - Bundle of Joy
Crafty Creations - Anything goes
Penny Black and More - Feature a Creature
Cute Card Thursday - Celebrate
Creative Inspirations - Any Occasion