Monday, 28 December 2015


Good Afternoon!
Just trying to get back into blogging!  
We've been very lucky, but, it's an horrendous time for our village.
Floods 4 foot high. My hubbies uncle at 78 years old  had to be rescued from his down stairs flat by dingy, and is now living with my MIL for the foreseeable future.  We've just come back from my friends shop in the next village, The water had been up to the windowsills ... We took our  caravan  water containers full of hot water to clean because there's no electricity. Traffic Lights are down.. Streets laden with furniture....It's heartbreaking..The mud and smell it leaves....We've never known or seen anything like it before. 

This little sweetie lives at Bugaboo Stamps and is called Winter Penguin Trio
Coloured with Copics..Lots of Glitter too..Papers/Ribbon from stash.
Memory Box dies used..I made a 'pile' of Snowballs for extras. Sentiment from Lynne over at
 Do It With Digi's many moons ago.

Challenges entering...

Catch the Bug ~ Penguin Parade

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Friday, 25 December 2015


Merry Christmas! 
A scheduled post today..
Hope everyone is having a lovely day, surrounded by family and friends. I know we will..
Grandson's arrived home from Uni
Daughter and Partner arriving Christmas Eve from Sussex. So all our family will be together.
Today sees the start of another Challenge at QKR Stampede.
Here is my DT card..

This week Challenge is  #171 Snowman or Snowflakes

I choose digi8715 Merry Christmas Digi-Stamp

Coloured with Copics..I used a glitter pen to go over the Snowflakes that are already there.
I've a Wooden stamp that I used on the black background Stamped with VersaMark and embossed with WOW embossing powder. There's a Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder at the back..Spellbinder/All Occasions dies used.

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Wednesday, 23 December 2015


Good Morning!  Christmas  arrived early for me!
 I applied for a  position on the  ABC Christmas Challenge  and are one happy bunny  to say I'm officially a DT  from today.

The Challenge is Z ~ Zoo Animal
We are sponsored by

Here's my first DT card..

I decided to use two stamps from  Crafter's Companion. They're  from the Christmas in Mulberry Wood Collection...Coloured with Copics..There's lots of glitter on the image and top Snowflake....
Papers are from stash..I used a Crafts Too heart embossing folder on the Magnolia trees..Other dies used are Spellbinders.
I have a list on the side of my blog which  numbers the amount  of Christmas card I've made this year and today's the big 50 how good is that and now I know I'll be starting again in January!

Challenges entering...

Stampavie and more ~ Christmas
Whimsy Stamps ~ Winter
Colouring in Scrapland ~ Christmas
Crafty Boots ~ Snow and Sparkle
Dream Valley ~ Christmas
Love to Scrap! ~ Anything Goes
stamps & fun ~ Christmas cards
addicted-to-stamps ~ Winter
Glitter 'N' Sparkle ~ Glittery, Sparkly Christmas

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Saturday, 19 December 2015


Good Morning!
I'm sat in a very different Craft room today! Our Nephew's moved and he called  to ask if would I like a new {free} computer desk! Mine was a 3ft glass one. This is a 5ft oak plus drawers! Now there's wasn't any chance of me turning it down. Course it wouldn't fit at first!  But, it does not lol.

Now this little sweetie is from All Dressed up and she's called Abi Ballerina 
Coloured with Copics.. Lots of Crystal Stickles on her petticoats...Papers/Embellishments from stash..Joanne Sheen/Sizzix dies used.

Challenges entering...

The Sugar Bowl ~ Anything Goes
Brown Sugar ~ Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft ~ Anything Goes
The Stamping Boutique ~ Must use Sparkle
Crafty Friends ~ Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog ~ Anything but Christmas

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Friday, 18 December 2015


Good Morning!
Today sees the start of another Challenge over at QKR Stampede
Here is my DT card

This weeks Challenge is #170 Christmas

I choose this little sweetie digi8305 Santa Mouse Digi-Stamp
Coloured with Copics..LOts of glitter on his clothes..
Papers/Ribbon from stash...I've used Magnolia tree die and 'spotted' them with a Jelly Roll pen to match the snow on the ribbon.. Funky foam for the All Occasion Snowflake die..I do so LOve the funky foam...Sentiment computer..

Challenges entering...

Animal Friends ~ Christmas/New Year
Where The HeART is ~ Christmas Colours
Whoopsi Daisy Digi ~ Christmas Time
StarinMyPocket ~ Christmas Creations
Winter Wonderland ~ Bingo {Top Row Ribbon/Animal/Snowflake}

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Friday, 11 December 2015


Good Evening!
We've been out for our lunch today with the bowling club!
Twenty Four in total..A good time had by all..
Today sees the end of the Christmas Chaos over at
  Catch The Bug   Thought I would enter just a couple and ended up entering them all.. BIG Thank you to everyone who called to comment. I really do appreciate it at such a  busy time of  year..

Another stamp form Bugaboo Stamps this ones called 'windowsanta' he deff comes from Bugaboo, but, I can't find him in the shop??
Fussy cut and coloured with Copics..LOts of Glitter on his clothes and snowflakes.. Because he's looking in? I've covered the card with Acetate hiding the mechanics under the Spellbinder die which has  a 'Snow' Embossing folder from Cuttlebug.
Papers/Ribbon from stash...A  25th Dec stamp...Sentiments from Computer..

It's Bingo for Day 7 {last day} I Chose : 
Santa   Ribbon   Embossing.

Challenges entering...

Catch The Bug ~ Christmas Chaos Day 7
Holly Jolly Christmas ~ Anything Goes Christmas
ABC Christmas ~ Y is for Youngsters
Card Mania ~ Christmas
Papertake Weekly ~ Fun Fun Fun
Moving Along with the Times ~ To Someone Special at Christmas

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Good Morning!
Yep! I'm singing this..I have it on CD ~ Chris Rea
Today sees the start of another Challenge over at QKR Stampede.
Here is my DT card..

The Challenge this week is #169 Snow Scene 

I choose 14510 Car Digi-Stamp

Made my scene with lots of glitter...I fussy cut round the car and the exhaust fumes..  Coloured with Copics...Tumbled glass Distress Inks for the sky and the snow flurry is a Gelly Roll pen..Santa a small rubber stamp from a Marieanne collection..Papers/Embellishment from stash.. Magnolia/MB/Spellbinder dies used..
Sentiment Computer...

Challenges entering..

Crafty Creations ~ Happy Holidays
Crafty Gals Corner ~ Anything Goes
Fresh Brewed Blog ~ AG Christmas
little red wagon ~ Snow much fun!
Creative Knockouts ~ Winter Wonderland
Cute Card Thursday ~ Add Some Glitter

Thank you so much for calling.

Thursday, 10 December 2015


Ho! Ho! Ho! Only one more day to go.
That's  Catch The Bug Christmas Chaos Challenge  it's Day 6!
 I've made  9 tags! ....
This little trio live at Bugaboo Stamps and their called Cat Block Trio

One looks like the cat that lives on the 'tiles'. One's a friendly waving 'posh' cat.and of course there's the  lovely 'sweet' cat. I've got a tag that suits members of my family lol...That's why I choose them.
Made my own......Fussy cut the images..... Coloured with Copics. There's lots of Glossy Accents on bows, ribbon, flowers, star and blocks.. ..The Snowflakes dies from All Occasions using my funky foam from Range, a tiny pearl in each centre.  The rings on the tag holes are a Magnolia die, which I stuck down with Photo Glue I find that it doesn't leave that tacky mess that my ordinary glue makes...

Today's Christmas Chaos Challenge is
                                       SHOW US YOUR WRAP
Whip up some of holiday gift wrap - could be a gift tag, bag or treat tin......
Show us your wrap!

Challenge entering...

Catch the Bug

Thank you so much for calling.....
Hopefully sees you tomorro' For the last day!
It's our Challenge over at QKR Stampede in the morning. So off to get set up....

Wednesday, 9 December 2015


Good Evening!
I've caught up tonight by posting my card for  Christmas Chaos over at Catch The Bug!

Now this little sweetie lives at Bugaboo Stamps
and she's called      JJ Christmas - Snowflake
Coloured with Copics..There's lots of Crackle Accents on her glasses..
Got to be 'crackled' cause the gals outside lol.. Use a Gel Pen in her hair too....Paper bits from stash..
It's Pick a Treat today so this is mine

*Fruit Cake - Make it Funny & use ONLY scraps to create your card

First thing I thought of when I read this was 'nuts'
as in Fruit & Nut cake!
Hence the sentiment...

Challenge entering..

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Good Morning!
Missed the bus on this one lol...Was going to post last night for  Christmas Chaos over at
 Catch the Bug. better a tad late than never.
 Was watching The Royal Variety Show.... . Jules was on after winning B.G.T. with her dogs.  We used to go to Obedience Shows and  Crufts many moons ago with her so I couldn't miss that...

Now this is another sweetie from Bugaboo Stamps and their called
  Deer Duo
Cut on the Cameo and coloured with Copics.. Lots of Glossy Accents of Noses and Hearts..Can you see the litle spot of  red coming on Rhodolphs nose? ready for Christmas..I fussy cut the heart out an extra twice.. The papers called 'Snowy Clouds' looks to me like a snow storm!
Magnolia/Spellbinder/MB and Die-namics dies used.  Heart embossing folder from Crafts-Too.

Today's Chaos...

1 Sentiment cut with MB dies.{Layered to make it stand out}
2 Different embellishments ~ One Tree.. One Heart
3 Layers of paper ~ Counted the Die-namics as one of the papers.

Catch the Bug 

Thank you so much for calling..

Tuesday, 8 December 2015


Good Morning!
Soon comes round to Tuesdays.  I'm off to my friends this afternoon for coffee and cake!
Think if I didn't go? Well I'd still have to have the cake lol..

This stamp is from Allsorts Weight Lifting set.  I remember eating {chomping}these little sweet many moons ago lol..Coloured with Copics I stamped a couple of the 'sweets' again to fussy cut..
The papers are LOTV. A MS punch used. Computer sentiment.

Challenges entering.

House-Mouse and Friends ~ Colours of the Rainbow
Penny  Black and More ~ Anything Goes with a Stamp
Gruffies & Guest ~  Snowflake/Sparkle or Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart ~ Anything Goes
Our Crafty Corner~ Winter/Anything Goes

Thank you so much for calling....
NO! I wont be exercising when I come home x

Monday, 7 December 2015


Good Afternoon! 
Today's day Three over at Catch the Bug
Managed to take my Photo a bit sooner too.

Now this little sweetie lives at Bugaboo Stamps and it's called
Coloured with Copics...Lots of Glitter.
A CAS card with distressing round the edges of the image.
Papers/Pearls from stash.

Today's Christmas Chaos 
 Colour Challengin'

Entering over at Catch The Bug

Thank you so much for calling....

Sunday, 6 December 2015


Good Evening!
Had a lovely afternoon with my DIL..
We've been to Cosco...Bought quite a few Christmas Gifts.
Another Christmas card! Feel it's a tad darker than I would like..
I usually take my photo's in the morning if possible.

Now this little sweetie lives at Bugaboo Stamps and he's called 
Did  no one tell him it's 'cold' sitting in snow!
Coloured with Copics..There's Lots of Glitter.  Distress Ink Tumbled Glass round the image.
I've used a Tim Holtz Stencil for the bottom using Ranger Texture Paste. Paper/Ribbon from stash.
Sentiment Computer is Brown..
 I'm entering in the 2nd day of Christmas Chaos over at 

Here's the Sketch

Sketchy Chaos ~ Let's Get Sketchin'! 

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Saturday, 5 December 2015


Good Evening!
Shopping this Afternoon, a phone call from our Daughter asking where we were?? Luckily on our way home!  Why? She had the kettle!!  They live in Sussex and had called on their way for a weekend in Manchester.. What a lovely visit and to stay Christmas Whooo!!!

Now this little sweetie lives at Bugaboo Stamps and he's called Sign it Santa 
The sign does comes empty. Ideal for  personal greetings .......Coloured with Copics....  Lots of Glitter on  hat/tree..Glossy Accents on nose/boots/star..I've used a Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder..Spellbinder/All Occasions dies.
Iv'e gone one up on the foam lol..found some red that sparkles!
There's a Challenge over at Catch The Bug called 
" Here comes Santa Clause theme"

Welcome to Day 1 
of the week long Chaos!!

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Friday, 4 December 2015


Good Morning!
Today sees the start of another Challenge over at QKR Stampede.
Here is my DT card

This weeks Challenge is #168 Add some Glitter

I chose dig 9003 Stocking Hung Digi-Stamp

Coloured with Copics  and fussy cut......LOts of glitter on Santa's Fur and Magnolia die..Papers /Embellishments from stash..I used Spellbinder dies to make this 'hearth rug', at least if it's black it wont show the soot lol..

Challenges entering..

Crafting By Design ~ Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky  ~ Santa Clause is coming to Town
Fresh Brewed Blog ~ A.G. Christmas
Crafty Gals Corner ~ Anything Goes
Creative Moments ~ Anything Goes Bling it Up

Thank you so much for calling...

Wednesday, 2 December 2015


Good Evening!
A CAS card from me today..

LOve these little birdies from Tim Holtz..I even plunged for the dies to match!
He was coloured with Distress Inks Spun Sugar/Vintage photo.....Copics for the balloon and party hat..I've a sheet of 'wobbly eyes' so he has a set of these on lol..Black pen for the 'string' and cord to keep the hat on!  Papers from stash..
Sentiment Computer...

Challenges entering...

colourQ ~ Colour Chart 

Thank you so much for calling....

Tuesday, 1 December 2015


Good Evening!
We started off with a fine day, until after lunch and then the rains came down again..
Still went to my friends though, warm and cosy drinking coffee and eating cake lol.

Now this little sweetie lives at Bugaboo Stamps and their called
Coloured with Copics. Lots of Glossy Accents on noses Lots of glitter both white/gold..Papers/Embellishments from stash..
Computer sentiment...All Occasion die for the Snowflakes..A corner punch that's not see the light of day before..It's not that I've just bought it..I just found it whilst looking for gold glitter!

Challenges entering...

Catch the Bug ~ Colour Chart
A Snowflakes promise ~ Winter/Christmas theme
Clear it Out ~ Holidays/Christmas Stash Glitter

Thank you so much for calling...