Sunday, 23 October 2016


Well what a mad week or so.... my Mojo decided it's had enough of this colder weather and has deserted me completely so to amuse myself I cut out rather a lot of decoupage sheets and of course I'm now in pain and have a hand that does not want to work as it should -  hence my disappearance from Blogland.

Anyway as I missed the Playground last week I was determined to get a snippets card made yesterday and I found this LOTV image I'd got already stamped and coloured with Promarkers. This is a quick CAS design I've used quite a few times in the past and is great for using up paper snippets. I used nesting dies to cut the image and brown card, and the paper is a snippet of Prima Doodle Deux. The leaves are a Uniko stamp (very roughly) cut by hand and the peel-off sentiment from my stash.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Pixie's Snippets Playground 'use snippets'
Passion for Promarkers 'autumn colours'
Penny Black and More 'autumn'
Stamping Sensations 'autumn'
Creative Inspirations 'halloween / fall'
AAA cards 'CAS + masculine'
Fussy and Fancy Friday 'shades of autumn'
Addicted to Stamps and More 'anything goes'
Craft Stamper 'autumnal creations'
Mod Squad 'the way we were - case yourself' (here is my old card)

Thanks for popping by today and I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Pink and Flowers

Well, autumn has definitely arrived and it'll soon be christmas and I really need to get a move on with some cards, but before that I have some birthday cards I need to get made and I finally got one done yesterday.

This was a pretty quick and easy make as I used a Hunkydory desoupage topper and paper (a magazine freebie from ages ago) along with ribbon, lace, pearls and a peel-off sentiment from my stash.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

In The Pink challenge 'flower power'
Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge 'bingo' flowers/lace/pearls
Live & Love Crafts challenge 'traditional pink'
The Ribbon Girl challenge 'card'
Craft Heaven Shop challenge 'mood board'

Sunday, 9 October 2016

250th Week of Snippets

I wasn't there at the start of it all but I have tried to enter each week since I came across this super challenge over at Pixie's Snippets Playground. It's the same perfect challenge theme each week which is to use snippets on your creation (so anyone can enter as I know every crafter in Blogland owns at least one box of leftover snippets) and you also get to hang out with a lovely fun bunch of playmates. Miss Di is in charge of us all and she also has the lovely little Parsnip to help her - although he can be bribed to turn a blind eye to some of the shenanigans. As it's a celebration week I'm sure there'll be a few bottles of hooch to be found hidden in the Treehouse and I think I may have heard rumours of Mrs A organizing a 'who can find the best use for a plastic carrier bag' contest !

So here is my snippet card using a piece of leftover hammered card which I used for the base, a leftover snippet from a previously embossed 8x8 inch kraft card (a Die'Sire Embossalicious folder), a TH Crazy Bird stamped and die-cut from a snippet of card then coloured with Promarkers and googly eyes added and to finish off I stamped a sentiment from the HLS 'Mix Mash' set.

As well as heading over to Pixie's Snippets Playground I'm also entering the following challenges

Passion for Promarkers challenge 'add texture'
Mod Squad challenge 'for the birds'
Cuttlebug Mania challenge 'thank you' (embossed and die-cut using Grand Calibur)
Addicted to Stamps and More challenge 'clean and simple'
Cute Card Thursday challenge 'anything goes'
Colour Crazy Craft challenge 'anything goes colouring'
Happy Little Stampers challenge 'anything goes with dies'

Enjoy what's left of the weekend and thanks for popping by today

Saturday, 8 October 2016

B's and C's with a Different Edge

I'm here today with a creation to combine four challenges and also to try my hand at something new (for me at any rate). The B's  are for The Craft Barn Two Weekly challenge with the theme of 'books', Creative Inspirations challenge where it's 'buttons, blooms and bows' and over at Mrs A's Butterfly challenge it's another B for the butterfly along with 'C for checkered and/or cyan' (I managed both after a rummage through my old stash). UnstampaBelles challenge is to go 'ouside your comfort zone and twist: a different edge'..... definitely outside my comfort zone and even though I did make a couple of booboo's with the cutting and measuring I'm pleased to say that I managed to fudge it together okay in the end, and hopefully the faux pages should count as a 'different edge'

I'm still on a mission to use up old stash and found some quite heavy checkered card for the book and some old papers for inside. I distressed all the edges with Memento ink and before sticking it all I added some ribbon on the inside so that I could fasten it shut with a bow.  I added strips of Basic Grey ribbon doiley down the side and the spine, a Memory Box 'fresh foliage' die, some flowers with buttons in the centres (these were the only two buttons I could find) and finally a metal butterfly (which was in the fabulous bag of goodies Mrs A sent me) with some little pearls for the body.

That's it from me for today but I'll be back tomorrow with my snippet make for a trip over to Pixie's Playground so I'll see you then. Thanks for popping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Snippets and Snowmen

Hi everyone, I hope you had a great weekend. I spent some more wonderful moments with my little Miss Cutie Pie before she left yesterday afternoon for the long journey home with her Mommy and Daddy. They're just about to start the next leg from Singapore to Brisbane and will be home early hours of tomorrow.

I must admit that I'm already missing my cuddles so I decided to make a CAS card to occupy myself this morning. I've used a Bugaboo image coloured with Promarkers and some pieces of spotty papers from my snippets box. Then I just added some gems and a sentiment. To the naked eye the green of the paper is more like the green in the image but the camera doesn't seem to agree.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets'
Passion for Promarkers challenge 'spots and/or stripes'
Catch The Bug challenge 'anything goes'
Sparkles Christmas challenge 'show me a snowman'
Noor! Design UK challenge 'CAS or fully loaded'

Thanks for popping by today and for taking the time to leave a comment. I should be getting myself organised over the next few days and be spending more time in Blogland again and getting around  to return your visits.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Rudolph September

Hi everyone, it's time for another Rudolph Days challenge and I have my second DT card for you. The challenge is open until the 30th September and there is a fabulous prize to be won so I hope you will pop over and join in the fun.
I've used a fabulous Penny Black Mo Manning image called 'Ragged Angel' (also available as a digital stamp) which I coloured with Promarkers. The nesting dies are from QuicKutz and the snowflakes are Tattered Lace dies. The background papers are LOTV and I added pearls and a sentiment from my stash.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

DP2 challenge 'anything goes with a Mo image'
Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge 'my favourite things' - just has to be those blue christmas LOTV papers
Addicted to Stamps and More challenge 'make your mark'
Sweet Stampin' Christmas challenge 'christmas die cuts'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 'use a sentiment'
Winter Wonderland challenge 'sketch or bingo' - snowflake, patterned paper, white
Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets' - LOTV paper and snowflakes
The ABC challenge 'P is for pearls'

Thanks for popping by and for taking tthe time to leave a comment.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Snippets and Colours

Hi everyone, hope you're looking forward to the weekend. We've just had another wonderful afternoon with little Miss Cutie Pie and her Mommy and Daddy and I'd forgotten just how entertaining saucepans and wooden spoons can be for little fingers. But the most fun was watching her being bathed in the kitchen sink and splashing the water everywhere - she was really enjoying herself.

I'm running very late this week but I have managed to make a snippets card / gift card to take over to Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge. This is made entirely of bits of card from the snippets box and is an image from Digi Stamps Boutique coloured with Tonic Studios Nuvo pens. I used the inspiration colours from Cupcake Inspirations challenge.

It's a bit hard to see in the photo but the strip of card is a dark green and the butterflies are purple.

Edited to add I'm also joining in with DigiStamp Boutique September Customer challenge - thanks for telling me Lorraine

Thanks for popping by today and I hope you have a great weekend. I'll be around to catch up with you all soon.

Monday, 19 September 2016

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

..... Or in this case it's decoupaged little angel mice from the Joanna Sheen 'Christmas in Holly Pond Hill' cd. I used an Embossalicious folder to emboss the music background which I matted onto some shiny blue card. The dies are Memory Box 'snowflake sprig' and Poppystamps 'general store tags' and the ribbon, bells and pearl are from my stash. The sentiment is one I've had for a while and I think may be from 'The Artful Stamper' but not certain as the packaging has gone walkabouts.

I shall enter this on the following challenges

Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge 'music'
The Ribbon Girl challenge 'use any image'
Sparkles Christmas challenge 'angels or fairies'
Come and Get It challenge 'lots of layers'
Creatalicious challenge 'anything goes + optional pick a tune - inpsired by a song'
That's Crafty challenge 'christmas in September'
Poppystamps challenge 'so boss'
Happy Little Stampers Christmas challenge 'song'
Happy Little Stampers Dies challenge 'anything goes'
Simon Says Monday challenge 'inspired by music'

Apologies for my continued absence but I'm not visiting Blogland too much at the moment as there are less than two weeks left before my little Miss Cutie Pie heads back to Australia with her Mommy and Daddy.... and then no more Granny cuddles for a looong time. Thanks for visiting today and take care of yourselves.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Out For A Drive

Hi everyone, hope you're all having a great weekend. I've had a super week so far meeting my little Miss Cutie Pie and having lots of granny cuddles with the sweetest tempered little baby I've ever met. Even though it was a long journey for her - over 24 hours travel including to and from the airports - along with that the fact that she is teething and also managed to catch a nasty virus en route she still managed some lovely smiles and giggles. Mommy and Daddy also got this virus but happily they are all much better now.

Anyway I'm just popping by today with a very quick CAS male card using a LOTV stamp called 'toot toot' which I coloured with Promarkers. The sentiment is from the Happy Little Stampers 'mix mash' set, the star is cut from a bit of corrugated cardboard packaging using a Xcut die and I just had to dig in my stash for a length of bakers twine.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Pixie's Snippets Playground 'use snippets'
AAA Cards challenge 'upcycling'
Creative Inspirations challenge 'anything goes + option of sketch'
Cuttlebug Mania challenge 'anything goes with die-cuts'
Country View challenge 'travel'
Stamping Sensations challenge one for the boys'
Penny Black and More challenge 'add a sentiment' (2nd entry)
The Craft Barn challenge 'what men like to do on a bank holiday'
That's Crafty challenge 'all square'
Coloury Crazy challenge 'anything goes'

At the risk of boring you I'll leave you with a photo taken when they arrived at my Dad's house (where they are staying) of Granpa and Granny having the first ever cuddle. I know it's an awful photo of me but I shall treasure that moment.

and here's another with her great granddad Doug

Thanks for popping by and for all your lovely and greatly appreciated comments. I'm off to do some housework now and hopefully a bit of crafting as I have some cards which need to be made. I'll do my best to catch up with you all but blogging will be taking a bit of a backseat this month so please don't think I'm ignoring you.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Kaleidoscope Rainbow

There's still a few hours left to join in with Darnell's NBUS challenge and I've already been along with my 3 entries (says me feeling very smug to have actually made a tiny dent in Mt NBUS) but I have been very good today and had a play with another of my NBUS stamps while they are out on the kitchen table.

The stamp is Designs By Ryn 'patio stone' which I coloured with Aquamarkers using the colours of the rainbow and spritzed with water before stamping onto hammered card - I love the different effects you get depending on how much water you spritz. Then I used a sentiment from the Happy Little Stampers 'mix mash' set which I curved when putting on the acrylic block and stamped it a couple of times in Memento ink before attaching the hammered card to a kraft card base. The butterflies are cut from snippets of kraft card using an All Ocasions Die and finished off with some gems from my stash.

I started off making this card singing 'Somewhere over the rainbow' but by the time it was finished I was singing 'Butterfly, my butterfly'. I wonder what cards I'll be making next week after singing all the nursery rhymes I can remember?

I shall enter this in the following challenges ~

Butterfly challenge ' K for kraft and kaleidoscope'

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets'

HLS CAS challenge 'watercolour spritz'

Uniko challenge 'inspired by a song title'

Creatalicious challenge 'anything goes with option anniversary'

The ABC challenge 'O is for open'

Craft Stamper Take It Make It challenge 'take a stamp anything goes'

Designs By Ryn challenge 'September customer creations'

Thanks for popping by and for taking the time to leave a comment. Hope you all have a great week.