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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Christmouse Pudding!

Hello there, my lovely blog chums.....so how is your week going so far? 

So, I'm sure I'm not the only person who waited eagerly for the launch of the latest LOTV stamps......having seen a few teasers of the images, I had singled out my fave's before they even went on sale. As soon as they went on sale I treated myself to what was my "favorite" favorite and very much hope to add to this, come pay-day, lol

So who could resist a lil' bit of Christmouse Pudding!



My Card features:
  • Christmouse Pudding from LOTV
  • coloured with promarkers
  • Joanna Sheen Snowflake die
  • Diamond Stickles
  • holly paper is an old magazine freebie 
  • sticky pearl 

I would like to enter:
Lili of the Valley August Facebook Challenge - Christmas



Monday, 7 August 2017

Fancy getting Sketchy!

Hi all, thank you so much for calling by today and thank you for the recent lovely comments. My poorly knee is still feeling sore and uncomfortable, so I am hoping to get to see my GP this week with a view to trying some physio.

Anyway, that's another weekend gone in a flash and me realising that I have overlooked another DT card (off to the naughty step for me) but fear not, there is still plenty of time to play along with us at


this is what is in store

our lovely sponsor is


and here is my card

I have used " Are we done yet" from CAAB. I'm sure this is how the poor reindeer must feel every year, lol!

There is a great prize up for grabs and some more fab inspiration from the team, so come on over for a visit xx

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Christmas in July with Crafty Friends

I must start this post with a huge apology to my lovely Crafty Friends Teamies - as I am nearly a week late posting my DT card for the current challenge, will remedy that in a mo, but to explain, I don't actually think that I have been in possession of a "full set of marbles" since my holiday! A fortnight ago most of the UK experienced heavy rain and a thunder storm and during this time I stepped out of the caravan to answer my mobile, slipped on the top step and ended up on the patio at the bottom on my knees - at the time I was more worried about cracking the screen on my mobile and Alistair was more interested in  moaning about my wearing flip flops on such a surface. I was able to stand and bear weight on my leg so was happy that there was no breakage, but as the last two weeks have progressed it is still extremely painful at times and had kept me awake of a night time. I was getting a bit fed up at the weekend, so went to our local out of hours gp, who diagnosed ligament damage and advised me to take co-codamol along with the ibruprofen. Having been doing this I have gone to other extreme that the painkillers are now making me really sleepy so one way or another I have been running on a fuzzy brain for the last two weeks......hence the reason it completely passed me by that I had a challenge to tell you all about!!!!!

So........ at the Crafty Friends Challenge, this time it's all about 
Christmas in July!!!


our lovely sponsors are:


If you are our lucky winner of this challenge, you will receive the following fabulous prize...  3 individual digital images or 1 digital set of your choice from Beccy's Place Store

I have used this gorgeous sentiment and candy cane image from Beccy's Place, which comes from the Tied up with String set. 

There is still plenty of time to join in with this challenge and some other fantastic DT cards to browse, so come on over and join in with the festive fun!

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

CWTC and your Festive Fave Digi's

Hi everyone, I back from my holibobs now! We had a wonderful time in the Lake District - such a beautiful part of the world, and it was great to spend time with family. I will share some photo's in a future post, but for now I'm here to tell you about our new Christmas with the Cuties Challenge.
our theme is
Festive Favourite Digi's

We've all got lil' favourites that we never fail to go back to time after time, and I am certain that this adorable image from our lovely sponsor
will become a well used favourite of mine too!
I have also seen a few of the new release of LOTV Christmas digi's too, and I rather suspect that some of those are "old favourite's in waiting", lol

My DT card features:
  • Vintage Carolers from The Paper Nest Dolls
  • coloured with Promarkers
  • papers from Nitiwit Christmas stack
  • sentiment uses Chopin Script font
  • pearls, ribbons and wooden embellishment from stash
If you havent hopped on over for a visit yet, why not - where have you been? We would love to see you and we have some wonderful DT work to share with you!

I would like to enter
as you like it challenge - pearls or gems - for me it would be Pearls everytime, i'm not really a blingy kinda gal, pearls have a more subtle beauty

the downside of every holiday, must be coming home with a ton of laundry and that is the joy that awaits me today - so off to stick the kettle on and get stuck in - bye for now xx



Wednesday, 19 July 2017

SSW2 - 117

Hi.....I'm back with another scheduled post, whilst i'm still on my holibobs in the Lake District

so its time for a new challenge at

and this is my take on this wonderful sketch



our lovely sponsors for this challenge are
Smith York Laser Art

who are the makers of these adorable wooden embellishments that you will see on my card here and the other DT cards too - if you are a regular visitor here you will know that I LOVE to use wooden embellies, so this was right up my street!

I have also used
  • Quacky - just for you, from Digistamp Boutique
  • coloured with promarkers
  • the papers are from a Trimcraft stack that I found in The Works for an absolute bargain!
I think this is a sketch that can lend itself to any occasion, gender or theme - we would love to see how you use it.........



Monday, 17 July 2017

Here Come The Girls.....and the Cuties!

Hi, and thank you for visiting me today - this is a pre-scheduled post as I am currently away on holiday in the Lake District with my hubby and some of his family. As I type this the weather outside is gloriously warm and sunny, and I can't help wondering what the weather will be like when this actually goes live.

Anyway, if you haven't joined us for the current Cutie Pie Challenge - where have you been?

Our theme is the ever popular
Here Come The Girls
we are sponsored by our lovely friends at
I know so many of you love using your cute, girl images, so why not come and join in the fun!

My DT card features:
  • Lily from CS*
  • coloured with promarkers
  • friendship recipe sentiment from LOTV
  • papermania capule collection papers
  • doily from Joanna Sheen store
  • wooden flower, pearls and rik rak from stash
* I chose this image for two reasons - a) my granny was called Lily and b)when I was a little girl I always had my hair in bunches just like these, my dad used to can them my handle bars!

Thanks again for your visit, not too sure what the wifi is going to be like where we are staying, so will be back with you as and when xx




Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Like Spending time with an old friend......

Hello, and thank yous for taking the time to visit me today......hope all is well with you xx

Whilst, it is such an exciting feeling when you click to download a new digi stamp or rip the wrapper of a new rubber stamp, I find equal joy in stumbling upon a folder on your pc that contains digi's that you havent used for absolutely ages. I have been working my way through stuff on my pc and transferring files over to my laptop, when I opened up the Pink Petticoat file that I've not touched for such  a long while (shame on me!!!)  I had forgotten how much I loved this particular Froggie, so it really was like a chance meeting with an old friend - so that was that and the file tidy up got put to one side in favour of printing, and once printed, well may just a bit of colouring and then maybe I'll just make a little card........
My card features:

  • Frog on swing image from Pink Petticoat (I suspect now discontinued)
  • coloured with Promarkers
  • Dotty card stock from Annamarie designs 
  • other paper is a Hobby House magazine freebie
  • used lacy circles spellbinders die, also coloured with promarkers to complement
  • added doily just to lift colours a little
  • woodware flower punch, flowers also coloured with promarkers, and sakura gelly pen to add faux stitch
  • pearls from stash
  • ribbon from local drapery store - I thought the texture of this ribbon matched the frog, beautifully!
I would like to enter:
Passion for promarkers - week-403 add pearls
top row: Summer, Circle, Ribbon

thanks and hugs for dropping in for a visit today - have a great day xx