Monday 29 December 2014


Good Afternoon!
I've just surfaced after a lovely Christmas..
Hope everyone is alright..LOts of catching up to do.
 It's so long since I've been on site..Nobody seems to have cleaned my Craft room lol...still there as I'd left it!  Our daughter went home to Suffolk at the weekend and should be at work as I write this..   They will be coming back on Friday until Sunday as our Grandson is 18 on Saturday! So he is having a party...which will be lovely .

Friday 26 December 2014


Good Morning!
Our daughter is home for Christmas. So this post is scheduled....fingers crossed it's here...
 It's the start of another Challenge over at QKR Stampede
Here is my DT card.

This weeks Challenge is Snowmen or Santa

I chose Santa!
 this little sweetie is called digi13811 Bringing a Tree Digi-Stamp.
Coloured with Copics. LOts of Glitter on his trims and even on his boot! Papers/Ribbon/Embellishments from stash...Marieanne tree die. The little strips of paper with the hearts on? It's from the end of the sheet of paper I used.  .Don't want waste!    It's surprising how it comes in and I always save these strips..

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Saturday 20 December 2014


Good Afternoon!
Just popping in to let you know we are having a DT CALL

Friday 19 December 2014


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

The Challenge this week is...Lots of Layers

I chose digi15503 News Boy Digi-Stamp I just loved his expression lol...Coloured with Copics...Sky distress ink Broken China...Papers/buttons from stash. Sentiments Computer..

Challenges entering...

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Wednesday 17 December 2014


Good Afternoon!
MIL's carpet arrived yesterday!  Really good service seeing as it was only ordered last week!
Thought she might leave the new bed until after Christmas, but, no we're off to look for one on Friday! Going just before lunch so that means out for the rest of the day, I'm sure lunch will be mentioned after shopping..

Now these little cuties are new and they live at Fromtheheartstamps called Mittens Snowman
Coloured with Copics..Papers   from stash...Cuttlebug Embossing folder for the snow. Nellie Snellen square die. The tag has Texture paste on.   I've followed their weekly sketch. Lots of hand stitching here.  Got the design, but, sadly not the colours this week..I mean how can I colour a cute Snowman any other colour than white with an orange nose!.

Challenges entering.....

Fromtheheart ~ Sketch {no twist}
Digi Choosday ~ Last Minute Xmas
Inky Chicks ~ Winter Wonderland
Crafting by Design ~ Embossing for Fun

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Monday 15 December 2014


Good Morning!
Today sees the start of another Challenge over at KennyK's Krafty Krew
Here is my DT card..

The Challenge  Anything Goes ...    The Twist..... 'New Beginnings'
I'm using one of the new releases for this  and these sweeties  are called Texting Friends Digital Stamp
Coloured with Copics. Papers/Embellishments from stash..I looked on the Internet for an appropriate sentiment and though this fitted the bill! Spellbinder dies used..

Challenges entering...

Sister Act Card ~ Anything Goes
Stamp sun ~ Anything Goes

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Friday 12 December 2014


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

The Challenge Trim the Tree
I Chose digi9802 Fresh Cut Tree digi-stamp  He! he!What a sweetie he is!  No one told him he should leave it alone lol...  Coloured with Copics. There's glitter on his hat and Glossy Accents on the star..Papers from stash..So easy when the paper as the sentiment already there lol...I've had my sewing machine out as well. Dies used are Spellbinders..

Challenges entering...

Fab 'n' Funky ~ Christmas
Cardz 4 Guyz ~ Winter Critters
Holly Jolly Christmas ~ Anything Goes

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Wednesday 10 December 2014


Good Morning!
Wet and windy here again today. 
Went to my friends as usual yesterday! I go every week!  Same time, same place.
Is it me? the roads seem busier,  you'd think Christmas was this week lol.

These little sweeties live at Fromtheheart.comshop and their called Flappy Birdbrain Birthday
there's four sentiments with them too. I've split the little guys up today to make this Christmas card {for a change} lol...fussy cut them too...Coloured with Copics.. I cut JOY out 3 times on my Cameo. Glued them together to give it dimension. Not sure the guy in the middle is full of 'Joy' lol..
Papers from stash..Spellbinder die used..
There's a sketch over at Fromtheheart and I hopefully have followed it again!!

Here's the sketch....

Challenges entering...

FromtheHeart ~ Sketch with the Twist
Crafty Sentiments ~ Christmas
Crafty Boots ~ Merry Christmas
Crafty Cardmakers ~ Christmas

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Saturday 6 December 2014


Good Afternoon! All went well yesterday. MIL picked a nice shade of blue for her bedroom and they are coming today to take measurements..  It didn't take long at all..So we then went for a bite to eat. Took her home and she said next week we should go and look at beds!!

Now this little cutie lives with my Birdbrains over at  Fromtheheartstampscom and he's called Hoppy Christmas Coloured with Copics...LOts of glitter on his hat/bulrushes.    Liquid pearls scattered on the bulrushes and rocks.  Papers from stash.. Yes! I know there's more green little critters than brown, but, I'm trying to follow the sketch again this week...So he's got to be brown lol  Turquoise rocks too!
I know it's an unusual colour, but, have you every seen a real toad with a hat on!! especially at Christmas. Spellbinder  All Occasion and Crafts Too dies used..

Here's the Sketch

Challenges entering...

FromtheHeart ~ Sketch with a colour twist
Pattie's Creations ~ Christmas Cards
Kitty Bee Designs ~ Unusual Coloured Christmas
Incy Wincy Designs ~  Non Traditional colours {No red or green}
Allsorts ~ Animal Magic

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Friday 5 December 2014


Good Morning!
It's time for another Challenge over at QKR Stampede
And here is my DT card...
Scheduled this card..I'm out with my MIL who has decided she would like a new bedroom carpet for Christmas...fingers crossed all goes well..

The Challenge is....Rainbow

I got to choose my own image and thought I'd step away from Christmas for this one.
I chose image digi402 Geese digi stamp Coloured with Copics ...When it came to 'Rainbow'
Improvise was the name of the game. I've used the smallest Go-Kreate die to start with and the rest of the circles are Spellbinders..There's felt  here as well and the 'grass' is a Marieanne icicles die. EK Success punch for the flowers..

Challenges entering....

Party Time Tuesday ~  Anything Goes
Little red wagon ~ Thing with Wings
Ruby's Rainbow ~ Just Because
Whimsy Stamps ~ Anything Goes

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Wednesday 3 December 2014


Good Evening! 
Thought I'd have a play tonight...You know how I love these little Birdbrain Chicks.
I've had this little guy since yesterday lol..fingers were twitching to use him!

This sweetie is a Freebie! and he's called 'Christmas Spirit Birdbrain'  Along with four sentiments         {Thank You}. It's cause I join in the progressive Challenge over at FromtheHeartStamps  every month.........For the month of December we even got two images to chose from and the one that won? Was this one!
Coloured with Copics..The false little red nose is covered with Glossy Accents...At least he's still standing so he must be able to breath.. 
Papers/Ribbon from stash...I've been using the White Gelly Roll pen for the spots again..Torn the paper to put the sentiment in..Lots of distressing..Lots of bits of paper used up! There's a button reindeer in the corner as well...This card is going to our Nephew who I know will LOve the sentiment, it's his sense on humour..

Challenges entering...

FromtheHeartStamps ~ Stamp of the Month
A Random Fan ~ Christmas
Digi Choosday ~ Christmas!!
Get Creative ~ Christmas
Through The Purple Haze ~ All about Christmas

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Monday 1 December 2014


Good Morning!
Today sees the start of another Challenge over at KennyK's Krafty Krew
Here is my Guest Designer card..

The Challenge is 'Anything Goes' as long as you use a KennyK's image.

I've coloured this cutie with Copics. Lots of Crackles Accent on the 'fob' watch..
Papers from stash...It's a Birthday card for someone who thinks a lot of his dog!

Challenges entering...

Brown Sugar ~ Anything Goes
Sister Act Card ~ Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge ~ Kraft and one other colour
A Little Bit Crafty ~ Anything Goes but not Christmas
Animal Friends ~ Anything Goes with an Animal

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Friday 28 November 2014


Good Morning! Today sees the start of another Challege at                       QKR Stampede and here is my DT creation!

The Challenge is 'Anything BUT a card'

I've used two digi's for this one..The Snowman is  digi21201 Christmas Mail Snowman
The Sentiment is digi22401 Let it Snow

This little sweetie was  coloured with Copics LOts of Glitter on his hat...Papers/Ribbon/Bells from stash..
I've cut the bottle label on my Cameo..There's Tim Holtz Speckles tag stencil covered with Texture paste for the snow.. Hand stitching for the 'snow drifts' . A couple of vinyl snowflakes from the sentiment, and the sentiment is the same as on the glasses..Magnolia die tree. Distressing round the edge..

Close up of the glasses with the sentiment on..Also done on my Cameo with Vinyl

Close up of the tag...

Challenges entering....

Digi Choosday ~ Xmas Celebrations
PDE Linky Party ~ Anything But a Card
 Try it on Tuesday  ~ Christmas is Coming
Decorate To Celebrate ~  Anything Goes
OLLCB ~ Christmas
Moving Along with the Times ~ Inspired by a Christmas Song..Let it Snow! Let it Snow!
Souther Girls ~ 100th Challenge Celebrations!

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No!! I will not be drinking this wine lol..thought they would make a nice prezzie for my hairdresser. 
Her need will be greater than mine Christmas Eve!

Thursday 27 November 2014


Good Morning!  Off indoor bowling today at Huddersfield, just keeps our game ticking over, plus we get to have our lunch out so even better..

Now this little cutie lives at Pairie Fairy Designs and she's called Elfy-Emily Awhh!!
Coloured with Copics..LOts of Glossy Accents on her glasses..LOts of Diamond Dust on her clothes..Papers from stash...A CAS card today..She does look as though she really shouldn't be on her own lol..but, baby elves are happy to be left! Especially at Christmas!!

Challenges entering..

Holly Jolly Christmas ~ Christmas Elves
Less is More  ~ #199 Jingle all the Way
Crafting When We Can ~ Clean and Simple
Merry Monday Christmas ~ Red,Green & White.

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Wednesday 26 November 2014


Good Afternoon.   Cold and damp today, all jobs done and hubby gone to visit his Mum  which means I get time to play!

Now this little cutie lives at FromtheHeartStamp and it's called Trimming the Birdhouse Ok! I know it's another of the Birdbrains lol..but, I love these little critters I'm getting quite a collection twittering here lol.....Coloured with Copics..There's lots of Glitter on the house and lights. Papers/Embellishments from stash...
There's a sketch with a twist over at FromtheHeart Community  this is the sketch.......

Think I've done a little better than last week lol..

Challenges entering.....

FromtheHeart ~ Sketch and Twist
Aud Sentiments ~ Use a Sentiment for any December Holiday
CHN Christmas Challenge Extra ~ November
Nutcrafters ~ All that Glitters

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Monday 24 November 2014


 Good Evening! Just had time to play before the School run this afternoon! We had Freya sleeping at the weekend and again this weekend, Christmas parties have begun.....

This sweetie lives at Aurora Wings and she's called Ice Snow Queen It's one of those images that's a pleasure to colour...It's also an image that can be used for any occasion!
Coloured with Copics..Papers from stash..

Challenge entering....

Aurora Wings ~ Anything Goes

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Friday 21 November 2014


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

The Challenge  ~114 Bling it On {Use some bling}

 I picked this image and it's called   digi 17405 Gold Fish don't you just love their faces, they couldn't get any happier...Perhaps it's because I cut one of them in half lol..Coloured  with Copics.. Papers/Ribbon from stash.. I've used a stamp from Inkylicious for the water drops using that Gelly Roll pen again in each 'drop' along with some Glossy Accents.   Broken China distress ink for colour. The 'weeds' are a MB die and I've covered them with Micro Glass Clear Beads and a few 'beads' as well..

Challenges entering...

Creative Knockouts ~ Bling is the thing
Delightful ~ Your a Gem {add bling}
Inspiration Destination ~ Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons ~ Birthdays
Fab 'n' Funky ~ Birthdays
Whimsy Stamps ~ 2 or more images
Dream Valley ~ Anything goes

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Thursday 20 November 2014


Good Morning!
 The forecast today is  good  so we are off to the Christmas Market in Manchester!

It's  Amanda twinkle toes stamp again, she's such a poser and loves the spotlight!
The 'spotlight' is from an image at Make it Crafty called Studio Set .  Coloured with Copics...There's lots of sparkle on the 'beam' from the light. I've tried to make her a little lighter were the beam catches.  Papers/Ribbon from stash.    Just noticed the ribbon looks upside down! It's tied on the right way lol..will have to 'tweek' it.

Challenges entering..

House Mouse & Friends ~ Add a little sparkle
Creative Moments ~ Make it Sparkle

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Update: Poppy is well and happy again x

Wednesday 19 November 2014


Good Morning!
Yep! I know it's another Christmas card..they're coming of the production line faaaaast! Still lots to do and as you know I did start in January! It doesn't help when friends say they are looking forward to what I send them this year! Good job I write down what went were..

Now this little cutie lives at Fromtheheartstamps and he is called Skating Birdbrain there's lots of sentiments to go with him as well, but, I'm following a sketch today, and because I used a paper from graphic 45 with the month on? no sentiment needed.    Coloured with Copics......I've paired the birds up cause a birdy  shouldn't be out on his own skating! Tooooo dangerous...    Papers/Buttons from stash..Spellbinder dies used...

I've followed the sketch..but, sadly not the colours or the twist..
It's the taking part that matters!

Challenges entering...

Fromtheheart ~ Sketch
Cute as a Button ~ Christmas/Winter
Stemplegarten ~ Animals of all kind

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Tuesday 18 November 2014


Good Evening!
Our little dog as had her teeth cleaned today and a small growth removed!
So she's a bit groggy from it all..She really does well for 13..
Lots of tender care is needed tonight. Vets says she will be her old self tomorrow.

Now this little sweetie was a Freebie! It's because I enter a progressive Challenge over at
Fromtheheart ever month. It's not only lovely to get the Freebie! it's lovely to see how everyone uses the same image in different ways! She's called Angel Joy {Faithful Friends }
Coloured with Copics...There's LOts of Glitter on her wings. Papers/Ribbon from stash.
The Snowflakes are dies from Robert Adams {again} covered with Clear Micro Glass Beads.

Challenges entering...

Fromtheheart ~ Stamp of the Month
Love to Create ~ Make it for Christmas
Crafty Catz ~ Christmas is coming

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Sunday 16 November 2014


Good Afternoon!
I'm still on catch up time! This week we've been out so much during the day  and every night since Tuesday!  It's not even Christmas yet lol..Hope things slow down this week cause we have Freya at weekend.

Now this little sweetie lives at Teddy Bo I know! It's not Teddy Bo, but, there's lots of other digi's over there besides Teddies and this is one of them lol...Meet Pinkies-002
Coloured with Copics. Spots on his neck tie with my {how I ever managed without it} Gell Roll pen!...There's Distress Ink Fired Brick round the image and sentiment....Papers/Ribbon from stash...Magonia/Marianne/Spellbinder dies used..I covered the Snowflakes with Clear Micro Glass Beads.. 

Challenges entering...

The Teddy Bo ~ Glitter and Bling.
Sweet Stampin' ~ Too Die For

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Friday 14 November 2014


Good Evening!
~Second card today!
Phew! Such a busy week...Just scraping in with this Challenge lol.
There's certain Challenges I try not to miss, and using a little meece  is one of them.

A wooden stamp..Coloured the image with Copics..Paper-pieced a holly leave...I've been using the Tim Holtz Stencil again with White Texture paste...Paper/Ribbon from stash...Magnolia die trees, MS punch that's been sat in my drawer for yonks. Snowflakes are All Occasion Dies {will be using this a lot to lol} Love it.

Challenges entering..

House-Mouse & Friends ~ Brrr. It's Cold Outside
Holly Jolly Christmas ~ Red Green and White Colour choice
Gruffies & Guests ~ Anything Goes Christmas

Thought I'd show you this photo I took at N.E.C.  she really is a lovely lady..such a pleasure to meet!

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