Friday 29 January 2016


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

The Challenge this week is #176 One for the Kids
I choose this sweetie digi24126 Easter Message Digi-Stamp..

Yes! I know it's an Easter image, but, you can put any message you wanted  in this sign.
Coloured with Copics..   A spot of Flower Soft 'Ivory' to his tail! Papers/Embellishments from stash..

Challenges entering...

Inspiration Destination ~ Always Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons ~ Ribbon & Pearls
Crafting With Friends ~ Anything Goes
Ruby's Rainbow ~ Animal Magic
Little Miss Muffet ~ Anything Goes

Thank you so much for calling...

Tuesday 26 January 2016


Good Evening!
I'll be glad when the days get just that tad bit lighter..
This weather's not the best for taking photos.  Taken a few times and this is the best I can do!

This cutie lives over at From the Heart Digital Stamps
and he's called Mouse's Valentine Now Valentines are not on my radar lol..
and because I thought he needed an 'airing' I've coloured my hearts pink! Looking at him he could be used for Christmas too!  He's standing 4" mouse tall..  Cut on the Cameo ..Coloured with Copics..
Papers from stash..Sentiment Computer...

 Nice and easy card..Cause there's a sketch over at From the Heart and here it is!

Challenges entering..

From the Heart Stamps ~ Sketch
Crafty Sentiments Designs ~ Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew ~ Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown ~ Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts ~ Hearts

Thank you so much for calling...

Saturday 23 January 2016


Good Evening!
Well I got nice and tidy yesterday and planned on having a card free day today?
BUT, and it's a large but, there's a new Challenge over at Catch the Bug and it's a Photo Inspiration..
and it looks kinda like Christmas to me! and you know how I like Christmas..
So here I go again lol..

I bought this image this morning to go with the Photo  Inspiration..He lives over at Bugaboo Stamps
and it called sign it chibi reindeer  I've fussy cut him out..then coloured him with Copics..
Thought I'd make a scene for him to peek at..Bits of torn paper and glitter for the snow and water...
I had a Crafts Too reindeer die..But, no trees! So I used a Woodware leave punch and because the leaves sort of bend?{Could have said the wind was blowing!} Had to cut them smallish..then a bit of snowflake paste on the trees.The stars are a stencil also done with the Snowflakes paste. Sky Distress Ink 'broken china' ..Spellbinder die...Cuttlebug embossing folder. Sentiment in brown Computer...

Challenges entering...

Catch the Bug ~ Photo Inspiration

Thank you so much for calling..

Friday 22 January 2016


Good Evening!
Today sees the last day of the Birthday Bash over at Catch the Bug  I'm slightly tipsy from making a card every day as well as entering my two DT stints..That's nine cards over the week! So thanks go to each and everyone one of you who called especially those of you who left me such  lovely comments....It really is very much appreciated x

This little sweetie lives at Bugaboo Stamps and she's called Umbrella Mouse Awhh!  What a sweetie she is. Now how many of those Zoo animals are frightened of a mouse I wonder?   Coloured with Copics......There's lots of Stickles on the bottom of her umbrella.. Papers are LOTV......Memory Box/Magnolia/Marianne dies used..EK Success punch for the flower...

Friday's recipe ...One Animal         Two Layers        Three  Brads, Bling or Buttons

Challenges entering...

Catch the Bug ~ Recipe
Simply Papercraft ~ Anything Goes

Thank you so much for calling..
I'm off to clear my 'stuff' away now lol..Wouldn't like to take photo's of this week mess...
pps. Just remembered my house-mouse Challenge last Monday! That makes 10 cards this week..Deff a first for me x


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

This weeks Challenge is #175 I'm Feeling Blue ~ Use Plenty of Blue
Awhh! I choose this sweetie digi14617 Paint Puppy Digi-Stamp

Coloured with Copics..There's lots of Glossy Accents on the paint..  Papers/Embellishments from stash..The  sentiment  is from the Internet..Go Kreate dies used.

Challenges entering..

Sparkles Monthly ~ January Blues {Monochromatic Blues}
Cardz 4 Guyz ~ Blue is the Colour
Crafting and Present ~ Blue and White
Little Miss Muffet ~ Anything Goes

Thank you so much for calling...

Thursday 21 January 2016


Good Evening!
Wet, dark and dreary today. So we've been to the pictures this afternoon.
To watch Maggie Smith in  'Lady in a Van'. Sad in parts, but, mostly fun.
Onto the second post of the day!  

Now this is another cutie from Bugaboo Stamps.. 
This ones called Scene it - celebration critters The 'banner' is left blank, so I've filled it with 'Happy Birtday'. Coloured with Copics....Papers/Ribbon from stash..
Banner Joanne Sheen..   Butterfly Joy~! Crafts..    Sizzix die for Border...

Today's Photo...I've got a couple of the animals and of course some spots.. {The cards got spots! not me lol}

Challenge entering...

Catch the Bug ~ Photo Inspiration 
Dragonfly Journeys ~ It's a Jungle out there
Ruby's Rainbow ~ Animal Magic
Simon Says ~ Create with Critters

Thank you so much for calling..
See you tomorrow ~ We've another Challenge over at QKR Stampede 
and last day at Bugaboo Birthday Bash so another two cards from me!


Good Morning! I'm catching up this morning with the Bugaboo Birthday Bash
Well sort of! I know today's day 6 today so here's day 5!

Now this little sweetie lives at Bugaboo Stamps and he's called Hang in There ~ Duck
Just look at that little face! He doesn't care one bit that he's hanging....Put him on a tent card.. Coloured with Copics and fussy cut..I've 'tucked' the ribbon between the two papers and left him swinging there lol.. Papers/Ribbon from stash. Sentiment computer..Spellbinder dies used..Flowers are EK Success punches...

Side view of tent..

Challenges entering....

Catch The Bug ~ Make it Funny & Use an Animal

Thank you so much for calling...

Wednesday 20 January 2016


Good Evening!
 Onto my second post of the day.
I'm still entering Catch the Bug 6th Birthday Bash  A week longs event. Yes! I'm a day late, but, I will catch up. It's a tad larger than normal... But, I've envelopes that measure 7 x7.
So it's a fit for one of them..

This sweetie lives at Bugaboo Stamps and it's called Hedgehog flower coloured with Copics
Ladybirds  have Glossy Accents on. The little clouds are felt..Papers/Embellishments from stash...I've used Spellbinder, Memory Box  and Go Kreate dies to make this card.

Today's is Bingo! I've done the bottom row.

Challenge entering..

Catch The Bug ~   Zoo/Animal Bingo {Buttons/Ribbon/Die cuts}

Thank you so much for calling...


Good Morning!
Today's the start of  letter  B  at  ABC Christmas Challenge
B for Baubles {Anything Christmas that is!}
Here is my DT card..

We are being sponsored this week by Bugaboo Stamps

One lucky Random winner will have 7 Digi images of their own choice.. 

Image, Baubles and stars.. cut out with the Cameo....Coloured with Copics as are all baubles.. Lots of glitter everywhere, even on the baubles that have Glossy Accents too....Used a 
sTim Holtz stencil using texture paste for the 'snow' coloured with Distress Ink 'Broken China' .. Machine stitching at the bottom to represent the 'snow drifts'! Sentiment blue is Computer..Trees Dee's Distinctively dies which I've used  two sizes.

Challenges entering .........

Animal Friends ~ Snow
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas ~ Cute or Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland ~ Glitter and Shine
Di's Digi Design ~ Include Snow or Snowflakes
Stamplorations ~ Mixed Media
A Snowflakes promise ~ Anything Goes

Remember how hectic December was?
 If you start this year's Christmas Cards now? It would be sooooo much easier......

Thank you so much for calling....

Tuesday 19 January 2016


Good Evening!
Second card of the day! Been to my friends this afternoon for coffee and cake! Shop's  up and running again after the floods..She is a very chatty girl {not like me}! But, I had to laugh.  She had a royal visit whilst  getting straight... Prince Andrew came to the village and called at a number of premises  her shop being one of them! She told me she'd been tongue tied. I've known her for over 20 years! this was a first lol.

Now this little sweetie comes from  House-Mouse Triple CD Collection in digi form.  But, perhaps not in the same order...I first printed the little meece on my card along with the sentiment, easy done cause there a few images so you can decoupage them so I used one of these .....Positioned the Spellbinder die just at the side of him to look like the 'fish bowl'..Then made the fish a tad larger to fit inside  the ring, Otherwise because it's in a square? the black line  which surround the image would have shown ..I've used acetate to cover the bowl..Don't want that water spilling out  lol. Coloured both with Copics.. Paper pieced the tail..I upload a card earlier today for Catch the Bug Challenge..Isn't it nice when you can use up scrap paper right away! didn't want that little meece 'floating' on air.

Challenge entering...

House-Mouse & Friends ~ Zodiac Sign Connection {Pisces ~ The Fish}
Craft your passion ~ Anything Goes
Love To Scrap! ~ Anything Goes

Thank you so much for calling......


Good Morning!
Day late with my Bugaboo Birthday Bash...Busy, busy day yesterday..time seemed to whiz by.
Goin' to try and catch up thought. Didn't even get chance to see what you've all been up too!

Now this little sweetie lives at Bugaboo Stamps and their called chickz ~ holy cluck another birdday  Silly me. If I'd have  realized I would have used the sentiment instead of thinking of one of mine own! Coloured with Copics..LOts of  Stickles here and there..Papers/Embellishments from stash..

Today's Colour Chart

Challenges entering..

Catch the Bug ~ Birthday's Colourful Jungle Zoo/Animals

Thank you so much for calling...

Sunday 17 January 2016


Good Evening!
The white stuff's still here... Kids have been out making Snowmen this Afternoon.. Oh Happy Days!
Still remember when I used to like it myself! lol..Yep! I have a good memory.
Today's Day 2 at Bugaboo's Birthday Bash over at   Catch The Bug
So here's my card..

Now this little sweetie lives at Bugaboo Stamps and he's called    Peaches Balloons 
Okay! I know in the real world Elephants aren't  Brown! But, how many have you seen with Balloons in their 'hands'? or meece come to that! Coloured with Copics...I've paper pieced the balloons to 'spill' out over the die..Hand stitching again round the oval...Papers/Ribbon from stash..Sentiment Computer also in Brown..... Spellbinder dies used.

This is the Sketch. just switched it round

Challenges entering..

Catch The Bug ~ Zoo/Animals ...Sketch..
Dies R Us ~ Stitching Real or Faux

Thank you so much for calling.....

Saturday 16 January 2016


Good Evening!
Sitting here nice and warm. Snow arrived late afternoon, I've just taken a peek out and the road and cars are covered in the white stuff. If it's still here tomorrow? It will give me a chance to Craft.
Cause today sees the start of a week of events over at Catch the Bug and seeing as I managed all the week in December? I'm going to {hopefully} manage this weeks bash. Will Bugaboo Stamps!

This little sweetie is called Frame it ~ Bears Birthday and they live at Bugaboo Stamps
Coloured with Copics..Lots of Glossy Accents on their noses..Papers from stash.. The die used is a Magnolia...Sentiment Computer..

Challenges entering..

Catch The Bug ~ Birthday~Jungle/Zoo Event {Wild thing you make my heart sing}

Boy! That means no Christmas card ALL week.

Except for ABC Christmas Challenge on Wednesday {Wink}

Thank you so much for calling..

Friday 15 January 2016


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

The Challenge this week is #174 Lots of Layers

I choose this sweetie digi7006 Floating Digi-Stamp  sure hope he doesn't fall in!
Coloured with Copics..Papers from stash...I've used Spellbinder dies and these little shells were collected by my friend on her holidays for kind x

Challenges entering

Through the Purple Haze ~ Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet ~ Anything Goes

Thank you so much for calling...

Sunday 10 January 2016


Good Evening!
We've had a dry and fairly bright day today..So managed to go for a long walk.   Calling at our sons on the way home to see our Grandson who goes back to Uni tonight.

Now this little sweetie lives at Bugaboo Stamps and he's called Lion Topper
I've coloured him with Copics...Hand stitched the circle..Paper pieced tail and paws..Papers are from a  Kaiser Craft pad.            
Ribbon/Pearls from stash..Spellbinder dies and EK Success punches for the flowers. Sentiment computer.

Challenges entering..

Catch The Bug ~ January Bingo {Bottom row}
Crafty Catz ~ Flowers
Glitter 'N' Sparkle ~ Bingo (Middle row} across
613 Avenue Create ~ Anything Goes twist of Birthday/Anniversary

Thank you so much for calling..

Saturday 9 January 2016


Good Afernoon!
Hubby at footie today so I've time to play.

Now this little sweeties for 'David' cause he just loves cows!
Trouble is there's  lots of fun images...Yep! I bought another one as well.
He lives at Hambo Stamps and is called 'Happy Cow' he's in digital form. 
Coloured with Copics..There's Koh~I~Noor pencil used for the grass. Broken China distress ink round the image..
Papers from stash...Spellbinder/Memory Box dies used...The ballon is paper pieced.

Challenges entering...

Craft Rocket ~ Happy Anything
Moving Along With The Times ~ Spots and Dots
Brown Sugar ~ Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack ~ Anything Goes
Quirky Crafts ~ Let's Quirky Celebrate
Simply Create Too ~ It's Party Time

Thank you so much for calling..

Friday 8 January 2016


Good Morning!

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

This week is Challenge #173 CAS Card  Clean & Simple

  I choose this fun image digi16603 Peace Dog Digi-Stamp Well I'm saying fun image! It really 'cracked' me up when I first saw it!   I mean it's not that I remember the era? I've  read about it somewhere though {wink}  So a nice and simple  card  today, Coloured with Copics..
Computer Sentiment in green, red and black..

Challenges entering...

Digi Choosday Crafting ~  Clean and Simple
Crafty Sentiments Designs ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner ~ Anything Goes
Everybody-Art ~ Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination ~ Anything Goes
ABC ~Y is for your Choice {Anything Goes}
Crafty Enjoyments ~ CAS
Naughty or Nice ~ Let's Get Silly

We have a DT call at QKR Stampede   Karal asks that you stay for 6 months or longer if you like.     A card every week uploaded on Teams Facebook Album.    Posted on your blog every Friday.   You get to chose all your own images for the store.     Bonus of we are a friendly and chatty lot.                Easy Peasy all you have to do is e-mail:
    Karal         at
Thank you so much for calling..

Thursday 7 January 2016


Good Morning!
Every time there's a new Challenge at one of your favourite blogs?
You tend and try enter. 
For some reason or another From the Heart Stamps
is one of those that I don't seem to have kept up with.
So I thought I'd start of with this Birdbrain.

He's called Birdbrain Winter Scarf  and he fly's along with 4 sentiments so I've used one of them.
Coloured with Copics..I've paper pieced the scarf to spill out of the die.
Papers from stash..Spellbinder/Die namics dies used.

Challenges entering...

From the heart stamps ~ Sketch and twist Black/White and one other colour
Fan-Tastic Tuesday ~ Anything Goes with a Twist ~ Baby it's cold outside

Thank you so much for calling...

Wednesday 6 January 2016


Good Morning!
So happy to be a DT  member for ABC Christmas Challenge.
It means I get to make at least one Christmas card every two weeks to add to my pile .
{Those who know me? I do more}

The Challenge is   A for Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas.

Our Sponsor is Sami Stamps  with a 12$ gift card to spend.
The winner will be selected by Mr Random Generator

Sami Stamps provide a variety of high quality Digital Stamps in both JPEG and PNG formats. 
Etsy Shop: samistamps 

So much fun choosing my the end I chose

Coloured with Copics..The little 'bubbles' are Glossy Accents. Glossy Accents on the lights too.
Pearls in her hair..The MB die has lots of glitter on as does the little shell.  Snowflake is an All Occasions die.. Papers from LOTV. other embellishments from stash... Computer sentiment.

Challenges entering..

Glitter 'N' Sparkle ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Calender ~ Something New {LOTV papers}
Sami Stamps ~ Add a little Sparkle
Scrapper's Delights ~ Always Anything Goes
The Crafter's Cafe ~ Square Cards
Crafts Galore Encore ~ Anything Goes
Craft Time ~ Make It Sparkle
Bunny Zoe's ~ Sparkle

Thank you so much for calling... ps
 Why not come along and join know how busy you were towards the end of last year making Christmas cards lol.