Thursday, 14 September 2017

Winter Mia

Hello friends, hope you are all safe and well. 

I am back in Christmas mode and have Mia Winter to share with you. She is available here together with lots of other sweet images. 
I coloured her with Promarkers. The papers are from my stash and I added some snowflakes using die cut glitter card. The Merry Christmas die is new and I am rather pleased with it...not too big yet not too fiddly either. Ooh and finished off with a few little pale blue pearls.

So, that is me for today. All very quiet here in Dorset which is just as we like it. It seems to have got a lot cooler though. I had to put away my cropped work trousers, which made me very sad, hopefully we will get an Indian summer in October when my holiday cover stint is over...can't wait!!

Right, I am off...see you soon xx

Some challenges

Sweet Stampin Christmas - Anything Goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge #34 - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks #88 - Use your favourite colour
I love to use icy blue and red for my Christmas cards
Lemon Shortbread #50 - Anything Goes 

Monday, 11 September 2017

Favourite Cutie Image

Welcome to another new week and another new challenge at

The Cutie Pie Challenge

It's a rather special challenge as it's our 6th Birthday and for the occasion we have lots of sponsors, so many chances to win!!

I used an image from Bugaboo, one of said sponsors.

She was coloured with Promarkers to match one of the elements from Craftwork Cards August kit (which is scrummy!!). I used my favourite colour combination here, pink and turquoise...ish, my summer wardrobe is based around these colours and sadly soon to be packed away and replaced by winter woolies and boots!!
Anyway, less of that!! Hope you, and your Cute cards, will join us for our celebrations!!

See you later in the week. Until then take care xx

Some challenges

Thursday, 7 September 2017

AYLI Flora or Fauna

Happy Thursday everyone. Hope you have had a good week. It's been lovely here in Dorset, although the mornings are so much darker so my early jaunts have been put back a bit, much to the disgust of our four legged family members.
Which brings me nicely to the theme for the new challenge at

As You Like It 

We would love to see your projects featuring Flora or Fauna.

As you can see I chose every sense. Although I love my garden, when it comes to card making its animals and people that inspire me.

 I bought this Clarity stamp quite a few years ago now and stamped and embossed it and it has sat in my "not quite sure what to do with" box ever since!! While flicking through my paper pad mountain, as you do, I came across deer backing paper and so my card idea was born.  Throw in a new embossing folder, bells and some ribbon and bingo...job done!!

I hope I have I managed to inspire you to join us.

Well, that's it for now.  Take Care xx

Some  challenges

The holly and ivy Christmas Challenge #14 - Anything Goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - #33 - Anything Goes
Addicted to stamps and more #258 - Holiday
Penny Black and More- Get ready for Christmas

Friday, 1 September 2017

Under the Rain

Hello and welcome, it's me again, with yet another Sasayaki Glitter image for you.

It is New Release day today and this little lady is one of them. I do hope I am not tempting fate with the umbrella, as it has been positively gorgeous here in the UK for the past week. I hope it stays that way because I am not quite ready yet for muddy ponies and dogs on a daily basis!!

Anyway less she is...Under the rain

i used some old My Mind's Eye papers as the starting point here, mainly because of the perfect sentiment cut from the pad. She was coloured with Promarkers (I am not entirely happy with the umbrella, my Royal blue was quite dry and I didn't achieve a very smooth blend) and the sweetheart blossom balances the card quite well, I thought.

Well that's me for now. I don't think I will be troubling you, with any waffle, tomorrow. So until next time stay well and have a good weekend  xx

Thursday, 31 August 2017

School Girl

Hellooo!! Can you believe that August is nearly over? It hardly seems like yesterday that it began. Correct me if I am wrong but I think that the older you get the quicker time whizzes by!! The summer holidays are drawing to an end which is why it is appropriate to share this little lady with you. Looks like she is back to school !! She is available at Sasayaki Glitter together with lots of other lovely images.

She looks rather nervous standing there with her brand spanking new backpack. Perhaps her Mum gave her a talking to, before she left the house, for wearing such a short dress!! My pretty papers came from The Works and being that they are vintage in style I decided to ink the edges with my favourite Frayed Burlap Distress Ink. Sbe was coloured with Promarkers to match. Although she is modern in style, I was still rather pleased with the end result.  This card didn't stay in my stock box very long. Connor nabbed it to give to one of his team at work who is off to University. I am reliably informed that she liked it too!!

On the subject of my offspring, we had a lovely few hours with Mollie and her Daddy and Mummy.  She met Surprise for the first time and sat on her too.

As you can see Mollie looks quite happy up there and the camera caught my best side!! I didn't realise my hair was quite that grey either!!
Anyway that's it for today. I will be back again tomorrow with a new release.
Until then xx

Some challenges

Craftaholics r us #34 - School
Crafty creations #349 - Anything Goes
The paper shelter #307 - Back to school