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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Good Morning!
Well last week at this time I was at the N.E.C. time goes so fast!
So today this is my second week with QKR Stampede as a DT 

The  Challenge is  "I'm Thankful for"
There will be two winners each week...
One using a QKR Stampede image
One using any image! 
I get to pick an image every week from  QKR Stampede and this little cutie is
Coloured with Copics...That mop of hair on the top of his head is Flower Soft!.. Papers/Ribbon from stash.. Fence was distressed with tea dye.   The paw prints are a little stamp with no name! Spellbinder/Magnolia dies used..I picked this image because over the years we've always had a dog.
the one that really stands out was my first Competitive Obedience dog! Hence the sentiment!

Challenges entering......

Crafty Sentiments ~ Anything Goes
Fan~Tastic Tuesday ~ Anything Goes twist Ribbon
Papertake Weekly ~ 2 or 4 legs
Party Time Tuesday ~ Anything Goes Theme
MilkCoffee ~ Hand Colour Image
Inky Impressions ~ Animals

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Thursday 13 November 2014


Good Morning!
Had a busy week this week.
Parents night at school and we have been picking Freya up.
It's also rehearsals for the Pantomime so had to drop her off there too.
We are going to watch her tomorrow night, which I sure will bring a tear or two lol..  

This image is a freebie from Becky's Place it's one I always use for these sad occasions..
Coloured with Copics... A Crafts-Too Embossing folder.
Papers/Ribbon from stash...
There's a Challenge over at Allsorts this week for  Poppies/Remembrance...

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Sunday 9 November 2014


Good Morning!
Hubbies gone fishing today so time to play.
I had a lovely jubbly time at the N.E.C. terrible weather going down and lots of hold ups coming home, but I don't care!  It's the first time I've been and it won't be the last! I went  with two girls that I bowl with..~They make Teddy bears and accessories. So I left them at the door to go find lots of 'fur' and things and I spent the day buying, watching, talking! lol..

Now this little sweetie lives at Aurora Wings and she's called Mistletoe Fairy
Coloured with Copics. Papers from stash..Spellbinder die used.. I really didn't feel the need to put anything else with this image..It really speaks for it's self, and the paper does have Snowflakes on lol..

Challenges entering...

Aurora Wings ~ Heartfelt Thanks
52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown ~ Colour Challenge Red/Green
A Creative Romance ~ Winter Warmers
Christmas Stampin' A.Y.L. ~ Anything Goes
Creative Corner ~ Christmas

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Friday 7 November 2014


Good Morning!
This is my first card as a DT for QKR Stampede
Yep! I've joined their team Yahooo!!
and my first is for Christmas. Can't get any luckier than that lol...        You know I LOve Christmas
I've had to schedule this cause I should be in Birmingham for the Craft Show by now!
So hope it works, don't want to be in their bad books before I even get going!

The theme this week is 'Let's Think Christmas'
There's two winners every week! 
One using a QKR image. 
One using any image!

I'm going to be able to choose an image every week from QKR Stampede
This digi image is called digi9003 Stockings Hung
I've coloured with Copics...LOts of Glitter on his boots..
All the socks have been paper-pieced..I  cut the fireplace out and it really does give it dimension.
Papers/Ribbon/Embellishments from stash..Marieanne die tree.

Challenges entering..

Creative Card Crew ~  74 Christmas Joy
Dream Valley ~ Getting ready for Christmas
Through The Purple Haze ~ Anything goes
Crafting by Design ~ November Anything Goes
Beccy's Place: ~ A Month of Holiday Cards
CHNC ~ Anything Goes for Christmas
Crafty Ribbons ~ Christmas Creation with Ribbon

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Thursday 6 November 2014


Good Morning!
Well I'm down with the 'cold' that my hubby had a couple of weeks ago! Not sure if I've caught it from him or it could be the winter flue injections I had last week.

A shaker card for Christmas today~!
I mean just look at this little Holly Jolly Birdbrain all the leaves have fallen from his tree!
No wonder he's stood looking all forlorn lol That tree should have lasted 'til January!
Coloured with Copics...Papers/Ribbon from stash.. Woodware punch used for the leaves. 

Now this was the sketch and colours....
Naughty this week! only used the sketch...Simply cause I thought of the shaker tree idea lol. so I made it for Christmas
It's for the Challenges over at FromtheHeartstamps

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I've changed my photo again!
I've got a new DT spot coming up and I though the other profile was toooo serious lol. x

Wednesday 5 November 2014


Good Morning!
This is the card I made for our Son as short notice! Not sure if they liked it lol...My Mum used to say if you hear nothing everything's okay! and I've heard nothing..
Got some shoes!  Ended up  with a pair of flat boots and a pair of shoes with heels!

It's another from Make It Crafty and this guy's called Brian Drinking Water  Coloured with Copics..Papers/Embellishments from stash..I've cut the 50 on my Cameo and the balloons are a Woodware punch...

Challenges entering...

Allsorts ~ Masculine
Party Time Tuesday ~ Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations ~ Anything Goes/Happy Birthday

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Monday 3 November 2014


Good Evening!
Two cards today..I'm off to Manchester again in the morning!
I'd seen some shoes I liked and didn't have time to go in the shop last week when I was there..
So I'm going back!

Now just look at this cute couple..They look as though the're posing for a photo lol..
They live over the Teddy Bo Store and the're called  TEDDYBOBEA-01.
Coloured with Copics and lots of Glitter on everything lol..His Jacket looks kinda gold in the photo, must be the light! I've bought a Tim Holtz Speckles stencil for the background and I LOve it...Papers/Lace from stash.. Felt snow...MB and Dee's Distinctively dies coloured with Distress Sugar Spun..I put lots of liquid pearls on the tree too ..Sentiment Computer..

Challenge entering...

Teddy Bo ~ Lace/and or Pearls {both}
Emerald Faeries ~ Christmas Non Traditional Colours
Sentimental Sundays ~ Anything Goes

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Good Morning!
School run today.
We had a lovely visit from our Son and DIL last night.
They even brought us some fish cakes that they had made..Mmmmmm
It wasn't until they where going that they asked us to pick Freya up from school an extra two days next week and a sleep over at the beginning of December! Bearing in mind she's sleeping two weekends this month anyways due to parties..Don't we just love them lol...

This little sweetie lives at Saturated Canary  and she is called                  Pricilla Pie
Coloured with Copics...LOt of glitter on her petticoat's  There's little pearls and although you can't just see them they are all over her hair..Papers from stash..I've double cut the 21 out with my Cameo and there's a little key charm there as well..I've used large Go Kreate dies..The handle is Spellbinder dies and the little disc a Crealies die. Overall  measures 7.1/2 x 7.1/2.

Challenges Entering...

Glitter n Sparkle ~ Anything but Square
Challenge up your life ~Anything Goes
My time to Craft! ~ Charmed I'm sure!
Sweet Stampin' ~ Shaped cards

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Sunday 2 November 2014


Good Morning!
I started Christmas shopping yesterday! No prob making the cards..but, always seem to be on the last  minute panic stations buying prezzies... Okay I've only bought a couple, but, it's more than I had at this time last

Now this little cutie lives at Make It Crafty and it's called Snowelf digi
a fun Christmas card! Coloured with Copics...Lots of Glitter...Papers/Ribbon/Pearls from stash.
Yep! I know I've been doing a lot from this store this past couple of weeks! and there will be more lol..cause I bought a few {Like you do}

Challenges entering..

Always something creative ~ Red/Green
Holly Jolly Christmas ~ Bingo Ribbon/2DP's/Pearls
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas ~ Sparkle
Pile it On ~ Feeling Cool
Moving along with the times  ~ Winter Themed
Crafty Calender ~ It's all about Christmas

Thank you soooo much for calling....
Our bowling presentation went off well last night...Didn't have the Gateau! A great big piece of Lemon drizzle cake instead! Mmmm xx