Sunday 30 October 2016

Christmas Card Club Challenge #22 - Anything Goes

Hi Crafters,

Now I hope you're ready for this post coz it's really photo heavy.
Sylvie gave us the theme of Anything Goes this week for our friendly Christmas Card Club and so I decided to share with you some of the Christmas Gift Tags I have been making.

Here goes....

So there you have it a 'small' selection of the many tags I have made this year.
I hope you like them and please take a look at the other ladies blogs on the team for their gorgeous Anything Goes projects.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Allsorts Challenge - #387 Lets make a start on Christmas
CHNC Every Saturday - #305 - ATG Christmas
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #387 Add Ribbon, Sparkle and Shine

Moving Along With The Times - #32 Cute Animals
Crafty Catz - #344 ATG + Die Cuts / Punches

Thanks for joining me today, see you again soon,


Wednesday 26 October 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge 'V' for Vertical

Hi Crafters,

It's been a lovely couple of days here in my part of Norfolk, bright, dry, a little chilly but beautiful. The Autumn leaves are turning and the squirrels in my back garden are gathering and burying nuts for the winter, it's a lovely sight.
So with that I'm here to share a Christmas card! Ha, ha!
Well you know we have to keep ahead of the game if we are to have enough made before the big day :)

Our challenge this week is 'V' for Vertical

So we'd like to see your vertical projects and cards for Christmas, take a peek at the creations from the rest of the Design Team HERE for some inspiration if you are stuck.

I have created a DL card, a very clean and simple DL card for my usual style. I had a bit of trouble leaving all that white space but managed to walk away eventually.

Crafters Companion Nordic Christmas Embossing Folder
Clearly Besotted Sentiment Stamp
Cottage Cutz Bells Die
Britannia Holly Die
Stampin' Up Ribbon

Challenges I'd like to enter:
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #386 Christmas
Crafty Catz - #343 ATG /Embossing
Rudolph Day Challenge - ATG - Christmas
CHNC Every Saturday - #304 Use a Sentiment

Come along and join in with us, our sponsor this week is 

who are offering 3 images of the winners choice.

Well that's it from me today.
Happy Hump Day!
It's a downward ride to the weekend!


Tuesday 25 October 2016

Passion For Promarkers Challenge - #369 Photo Inspiration

Hi Crafters,

We have a new challenge at Passion For Promarkers using an Inspiration Photo this time.
Here's my card using the colours in the photo shown beneath.

Inspiration Photo

For this challenge we would like you to use at least 2 of the colours in the photo or you could use all of them if you like.

I really enjoyed creating this double z-fold card that I've seen in Blogland quite a lot recently. The image is one kindly sent to us by our sponsor A Day For Daisies and is coloured with my Promarkers of course and die cut using a Spellbinders Labels Five die then mounted onto SB Floral Oval die. The papers are from various MME paper pads and the die cut sentiment is from Tattered Lace. I then decided to add the waves along the top of the band which were cut using a La, La Land die.

Please join us this week using your Letraset/Winsor Newton Markers and show us your beautiful creations.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Catz - #343 ATG
Brown Sugar - #221 ATG
The Ribbon Girl - Any Image Challenge
Crafting When We Can - #130 No Square Cards

Bye for Now,


Monday 24 October 2016

Look in to the Mirror - What do you see?

Hi Crafters,

I had so many Birthday wishes for Sunday I hope I thanked you all, if I missed anyone then a big thank you again as I really appreciated your kind thoughts. 

I joined in a Halloween/Autumn card swap recently and now that my swap partner has received her Halloween card I can share it here with you all.

Digital Papers
Silhouette Cameo Files - Spider Web Mirror, Ghosts, Poison Bottle, Trick or Treat words.
Witch Image - Internet, printed on acetate
Googly Eyes
Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder

I had great fun making this and here's the inside.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Crafty Cardmakers - #175 Things that go Bump in the Night
Deep Ocean - #140 Halloween
Try It On Tuesday - Scary, Spooky
Creative Moments - #104 ATG/Pumpkins
Creative Inspirations - #260 Halloween/Fall
Crafty Friends - #43 ATG
Unicorn Challenge - #14 Pretty Pinks/Halloween
Country View Crafts - All Things Spooky
Crafty Calendar - Halloween
Noor Designs - #23 CAS/Fully Loaded
Delicious Doodles - #17 Halloween
OSAAT - #273 ATG + Halloween

Thanks for joining me today, I'd better hop to it and get some dinner ready now before the family start shouting :/


Friday 21 October 2016

Cherished Friend

Hi Crafters,

Isn't she so cute and gorgeous!
This image came from a Jane Netley Mayhew CD- Rom that I've had for ages, I'm on a mission to use some older stash right now.

Image - Jane Netley Mayhew Collection Part 2 CD- Rom
Papers - LOTV
Stamped Sentiment - Kaisercraft Stamp
Cheery Lynn Corner Dies
Flowers from stash

Challenges I'd like to enter:
CD Sunday - Paws

That's all from me today, I have a craft fair tomorrow so today will be taken up with preparing any last minute makes for that.


Thursday 20 October 2016

As You Like It Challenge #91 - Old or New Stash

Hi Crafters,

There's a new challenge starting over at As You Like It and we would like you to tell us your 

Favourite Old or New Stash and WHY.

I love new crafty stuff don't you? But I also have plenty of old stuff too. After crafting for ten years you tend to accumulate lots of things. Today  my card is using an image from our sponsor DigiStamp Boutique called Sketchy Flower Frames and these come in a set of four. I loved colouring these new images but I really loved hunting through my room to find some crafty items I hadn't used for a while too so I'm sorry but I'm sitting on the fence for this challenge Girls.

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Creative Fingers - #118 ATG
DigiStamp Boutique - OCT ATG DSB
Crafty Girlz - #20 ATG

Our sponsor is giving a £10 voucher to the lucky winner.

Thanks for joining me today and I look forward to seeing what you create using your favourite old or new stash.


Sunday 16 October 2016

Christmas Card Club Challenge #21 - Make your Sentiment the Focus

Hi Crafters,

It was Carols turn to choose the theme for this challenge and she has come up with...

Make your Sentiment the Focus

I've used this fun Bugaboo Stamps sentiment, colouring it with my Promarkers and adding Glamour Dust over the letters, I hope you can see the sparkle?
The Tartan paper and ribbon were left over from a Docrafts Christmas collection. 

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Incy Wincy Designs - All That Glitters
I Love Promarkers - #319 ATG
Fab 'n' Funky - #322 Lots of Sparkle/Shades of Grey
Winter Wonderland - Lets Get Krafty/Plaid it Again Sam
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Glitter & Sparkle
CHNC Challenge Every Saturday - #303 Cute/ATG Christmas

 Please take a peek at the other ladies creations for Christmas, list in top bar.

I'd like to thank you for your kind words regarding the loss of our dearly loved cat Lizzie, yesterday.
 I miss her dreadfully, she was wonderful company and the house feels so empty without her. 


Saturday 15 October 2016

Goodbye Lizzie

Hi Crafters,

It's been a sad day, coming to terms with saying goodbye to Lizzie our rescue cat who we have loved for fourteen years, she was so much a part of our family. 
At 17 I knew this time would come but she had 3 seizures yesterday and we couldn't watch her suffer anymore.
She had such a lovely nature and did funny and endearing things so I'd like to share this picture of her doing just that...
..resting her head on a tennis ball!


Wednesday 12 October 2016

ABC Christmas Challenge - U for Under The Pile

Hi Crafters,

Now I'm guessing that I'm not the only one who has unused crafty stash. That special item we just had to have at the time but that still lays unused in the drawer. I think all of you out there can relate to that.
Well, our new challenge at ABC Christmas will give you the opportunity to use that item because we would like you to create a Christmas project using something that has been 'Under the pile' for at least a year.

I am using a digital image that I've had for more than a year and also these gorgeous non-traditional Christmas papers.

Image - Christmas Rocking Horse - Bugaboo Stamps
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Papers - Old Create & Craft Christmas Pack
Computer Generated Sentiment
Stampin' Up Punches

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Cute Card Thursday - #446 ATG
Christmas Cards All Year Round - OCT - Orange, A Little or a Lot
Crafty Girlz - #19 ATG
CHNC Challenge Extra - OCT Christmas ATG
The Ribbon Girl - October Card Challenge
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - #43 ATG
Crafting When We Can - #129 Christmas Comes Early
Crafting From The Heart - #131 ATG
Deep Ocean - #139 Favourite Season (Christmas)
I Love Promarkers - #319 ATG

Our sponsor is
One lucky random winner will be able to choose 7 digi's from the store.

I hope you can join in with us, it will help to increase your Christmas card pile too.

See you soon,


Tuesday 11 October 2016

Boo! Passion for Promarkers Challenge #367 - Halloween/Halloween Colours

Hi Crafters,

 Digi Stamp Boutique are our sponsors this week at Passion for Promarkers and are offering a £10 voucher to the lucky winner.
We'd like to see your Halloween cards and projects using your Letraset Alcohol Markers. If you're not a fan of Halloween then you can opt for the Halloween colours option.
I've chosen a fun Halloween character called Monster Boo! and I love him, he's just great and not scary at all really but he was perfect for my fun Halloween card today.

Image - Monster Boo by DigiStamp Boutique
Medium - Pro/flexmarkers
Digital Papers - Fright Night - Just So Scrappy &
Scary Halloween - Carina Gardner
Spellbinders Labels 40 Die
Halloween Twine

Challenges I'd like to enter:
I Love Promarkers - #319 ATG
Crafty Creations - #325 Halloween
Cute Card Thursday - #446 ATG
Unicorn Challenge - #14 Pretty Pinks/Halloween
Come & Get It - #139 Choose a Sketch

Thanks for joining me today and for all your lovely comments on my previous cards of late.
I really appreciate your visits.
See you soon,


Thursday 6 October 2016

As You Like It Challenge #90 - Favourite Bought or Die Cut Flowers and WHY

Hi Crafters,

This challenge was simple for me to choose my favourite. I love bought flowers and seem to have  rather a large collection! Ooops.
There are so many different types, colours and sizes that I can always find something to fit my project.

...and the reverse...

Here's a closer shot to show the texture

MDF Heart Plaque
Texture Embossing Paste
Tim Holtz Honycombe Stencil
Glass Beads
Gold Acrylic Paint
Docrafts Country Life Decoupage and Papers
All My Memories Metal Word Strip
Prima Flowers
Wild Orchid Craft Flowers
The Ribbon Girl Grosgrain Ribbon

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Inspiration Destination - #106 ATG
Craft Your Passion - #332 ATG
Altered Eclectics - October Challenge
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - October Challenge
Love To Create Challenge - #20 Anything Creative/Mixed Media

Our sponsor this week is
who are offering 2 digital images to the winner.

Thanks for popping in today, see you soon,


Sunday 2 October 2016

613 Avenue Create Challenge for October - ATG / Use Green and Gold in your Design

Hi Crafters,

**If you are looking for my CCC card then please scroll down thanks**

A new month and a new challenge at 613 Avenue Create.
We have a ton of sponsors for you again and some fabulous prizes to be won.

As always our theme is  Anything Goes with an optional twist of 
Using Green and Gold in your project.

(inside reads)
...hope this one's not too painful!

Image - Eureka Stamps digi 5703 - Saguaro
Medium - Pro/flex/brushmarkers
Dies - Crealies Stitched Ovals & Squares,
Crafters Companion Corner dies
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Embossalicious Embossing Folder

Challenges I'd like to enter:
I Love Promarkers - #318 Flowers/Nature
Aud Sentiments - #165 ATG + Sentiment
Creative Fingers - #117 ATG

Here's a list of the fabulous sponsors we have for you this month, take a peek at the challenge blog HERE for more details of their prizes.

Now you don't want to miss out on a prize from these fabulous companies do you? 
So Ready, Steady, Create!


Saturday 1 October 2016

Christmas Card Club Challenge #20 - Festive Birds

Hi Crafters,

Yay! It's the weekend!
I've been so busy this week I'm really looking forward to a bit of rest and relaxation.
But before that begins I'm here to share my Christmas Club card for Valery's theme of


Christmas Birdhouse Decoupage Sheet from Craft Creations
Gingham Paper - Docrafts Country Life
Sue Wilson Holly Branch Die
John Lockwood Sentiment Stamp
Spellbinders Oval & Scallop Oval Dies
Glamour Dust

Challenges I'd like to enter:
Incy Wincy Designs - Things That Fly
Fab 'n' Funky - #320 Christmas
Aud Sentiments - #165 ATG + Sentiment
Crafty Catz - #340 Birds of a Feather
Brown Sugar - #218 ATG
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Christmas Die Cuts

This is a day early again as I have another post for tomorrow but please pop back then and link up to see my fellow Christmas Club members cards too.

Bye for now,