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Monday, 20 November 2017

Anyone for a Bear Hug???

Good Morning, my lovely blog chums.....hope you enjoyed the weekend - did you get any Christmas prep done? 

The latest Cutie Pie Challenge kicked off last week, so today it's time for "A Little Extra Cutie-ness"......

and our theme is
BEAR HUGS
For me it had to be James the bear  from LOTV! I used this adorable image to create the birthday card for my Mum, from the kids

I have donated this prize for this challenge, so how would you like to get your inky mitts on this adorable House Mouse Set:

So, if you haven't joined in with this challenge yet, where've you been!! click here


MY DT CARD FEATURES:
  • James with sign, from LOTV
  • coloured with promarkers
  • papers from Trimcraft stack
  • doily from Joanna Sheen store
  • MB precious hearts die
  • Go Kreate border die
  • pearls
I would like to enter:
aud sentiments challenge -AG with a sentiment
simon says stamp blog.wednesday challenge - Furry Friends

Thank you so much for your visit here today - have a great day xx




Saturday, 18 November 2017

Add a Sentiment - with CRAFTY FRIENDS

Hello, my lovely blog chums - hope you've had a great week, and your weekend has got itself off to a pleasing start. Another busy week here, but we have been able to make a start on the Christmas shopping, yesterday, with a trip to Lakeside in Essex (with a bit of lunch at Ikea too, which was nice!)

So, it's time for a new
and our theme this time is
Add a Sentiment

this provided me with the perfect opportunity to make Hubby's birthday card, not least because this image, "relaxing Dave", suits him to a tee, lol

We are sponsored by the lovely folks at

If you have never used a Pink Gem Digi before, then I highly recommend you take a look, as they are amazing and adorable.....or If you havent visited their store in a while, why not hop on over!
http://www.pinkgemdesigns.com/catalog/

We do hope that you will join us for this challenge - click the link and join in the fun...

Have a great Saturday xx


Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #125

Hello there, my lovely blog friends and thank you for stopping by today - hope your week is going well.

Had a trip to the Cinema last night with the hubby, to celebrate his birthday, we saw the new "Murder on the Orient Express" film, which I very much enjoyed. Didn't really know to much about the story, and it had me gripped!

So, its time for a new challenge with Sweet Sketch Wednesday


here is my DT card, which features this fab sketch

we are sponsored by 

who also provided some adorable images for the team to play with - I couldn't resist "Hot Cocoa"

Hope you will be inspired by our lovely sketch, why not hop on over and join in the fun



Monday, 30 October 2017

Tags - Christmas with the Cuties

Good Morning all, hope you had a great weekend - thoroughly enjoyed my extra hour in the day yesterday, meant that I could be up, get a fair bit of housework done, get to my crafty cupboard in the afternoon, and without feeling like I had to get up super early to accomplish everything - could do with one of these additional hours every week!!!!

Anyway, its time for a new challenge at 
and our theme is
TAGS

we are sponsored by our lovely friends at

for my own DT make, I decided to "Go Large" - the Tag I choose to use was actually a wall hanging that I grabbed several of, when they went cheap in Homebase earlier in the year - I wasn't too keen on the cheesy inspirational quote, so painted the tag with some Crown Heritage paint (Promanade). The image used is actually from Wild Rose Studio, and was coloured with Promarkers, edged with Frosty Lace Stickles, and mounted onto a Spellbinders Fancy Oval die cut. The gorgeous polka dot backing was the glossy cover of a magazine freebie paper pad. Added self adhesive ribbon and lace and finished with a couple of wooden tree embellies from The Works.

I would like to enter this into these challenges:
as you like it challenge - People or Animals (I have a love of images that feature Animals doing "People" things, so I am going to cheat and say BOTH!

I'm sure most of you now are starting to think about making some Christmas cards - if you haven't already started, so I do hope you will join us for this challenge!





Saturday, 28 October 2017

Sweet Sketch Wednesday #124

Hello to you, my lovely blog chums - hope you've had a terrific week. 

I am a teeny bit late with this card, but nonetheless, we have another fab sketch for you at
this is my DT card which is based on this fab sketch

our lovely sponsor is
who also provided the most adorable images for the team to use, couldn't resist - Florence!

MY DT CARD FEATURES:
  • Florence with gift - from DSB
  • coloured with promarkers
  • red gingham ribbon from The Range
  • embossing folder
  • kraft
  • sticky pearls
I would like to enter:
have a great weekend, whatever you're up to xx

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Think Pink - with the Cuties

Hello my lovely blog friends - now things are getting back to normal at home, I am on catch up mode, and today I am sharing a card that is a wee bit late, but better late than never as they say.....

So, our current theme at The Cutie Pie Challenge is
Think Pink

we are sponsored this time, by our lovely friends at 
My DT card features:
  • Kiki with Bloom from Little Miss Muffet
  • coloured with promarkers
  • own sentiment 
  • ribbon from local drapery store
  • craftworks card candi
  • cuttlebug embossing folder
We've already had some gorgeous entries, but there is still some time to play along - we'd love to see you!

I would also like to enter:

Sunday, 22 October 2017

All very Cute, with Crafty Friends

Hello, my lovely blog friends -  If you are a regular visitor here, you may know that we have been doing some decorating here. We have redecorated two rooms (our living room and bedroom) but it has been such an upheaval that I actually feel like I've moved house!!!! That work has now been all completed, and I am just going through to last few boxes of "bits and bobs" that have been stashed in Megan's bedroom for the last couple of weeks. We have a lovely built in cupboard in our bedroom that I even decided to overhaul and this has now been transformed into my new craft corner - it's looking fab and I will add some piccies later, when I have a little more time - for now it's just lovely to have the opportunity to blog again!!!

Anyway, for today's post I want to tell you all about our latest Crafty Friends Challenge
our theme this time is
CUTE (a popular choice with me, lol)
our sponsors this time are
who also provided the team with some amazing images to play with.
I was delighted to be able to use A Star is Born
with such an adorable image, I kept the rest of the card fairly simple - using Nitwit papers, string and kraft and brown card stock for matting.

I do hope you will join us for this challenge - just click HERE

 I would like to enter:

thank you so much for your visit today xx