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Sunday, 17 December 2017

(Crafty) Friends and Family!

Hello, lovely blog friends.....hope you're having a great weekend. So this time, next week it will be Christmas Eve....eeek, how exciting! Later today, we are going to the Carol Service at a local Church. This is always an important part of our Christmas celebrations, to pause the hustle and bustle for a while and reflect on the real meaning of Christmas.

Moving away from the festive season for a mo, to tell you about the latest challenge with
and our theme this time is
FAMILY & FRIENDS

My Mum's birthday is at the beginning of December, and this was just the opportunity to make a card for her......this really was the perfect image to use on my card - honestly, it is Mum to a tee!!! She is a very keen knitter, she has a pair of pink slippers, she loves stripes and even has a top very similar to this, so paper piecing was an absolute must. She absolutely adored this card, and has since put it up in a picture frame.

This challenge is sponsored by
If you are our lucky winner of this challenge, you will receive the following fabulous prize... 2 "SINGLE" digital stamps of your choice (NO sets or personalised watermarks or sentiments) from Pink Gem Designs Store

My DT Card features:
  • Knitting Molly, from Pink Gem - thank you so much for providing these adorable images
  • coloured with promarkers
  • sentiment used Ziptydo font
  • Papermania paper stack - bargain from The Works
  • Doily from Joanna Sheen online store
  • flower die was a magazine freebie
  • buttons, lace and pin from stash
I would like to enter:

Do hope you will join us for this challenge, I will be back with another DT card later in the week






Thursday, 14 December 2017

Snowflakes, Stars and Cutie Pies

Hello, my lovely blog chums......hope all is well with you! Hope you're keeping on top of your Christmas preparations at this busy time of the year. My gift shopping is just about done, the Christmas cards to be posted away are also just about done, we got the tree and decorations up last weekend and we will be cracking on with the food shopping over the next few days - so we are just about "getting there" here!

If you still have Christmas cards to make, and do have time on your hands - why not hop on over to The Cutie Pie Challenge and join us for our last challenge of the year
our theme is
Stars and/or Snowflakes

we are lucky enough to have two lovely sponsors for this challenge, so huge thanks go to

who have an awesome digistamp prize for one lucky winner
and

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who will be offering some yummy goodies from their online store for one lucky winner

My DT card features:
  • Avery with Snowflakes - digi stamp from PND
  • coloured with promarkers
  • snowflake dies - joanna sheen signature collection and marianne 
  • star embsossing folder
  • sentiment embossing folder was a magazine freebie
  • acrylic dome sticker
Why not come and join in - we would love to see you!

Before I go just wanted to add a photo of myself and my gorgeous Megan - this was taken at the work Christmas party last Sunday.....

and our Christmas Tree 


I would like to enter:

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Santa Claus is coming to town......finally!

Good Morning my lovely blog chums....hope this post finds you well.

It's been all go in the OHLC house for the last few weeks. We had a long weekend up in Scotland, for a bit of a pre-Christmas trip to see the family - we did encounter a bit of snow too, but actually got more snow when we were driving through Yorkshire last Saturday on the way to visit my in-laws in Huddersfield on the way home. We are having a new boiler fitted tomorrow, and this has left me with lots to do clearing space in the cupboard  under the stairs where the current one lives and rearranging my kitchen cupboards to accommodate the new one - and then there's the matter of preparing for Christmas......so this is briefly explaining why I am almost a week late posting this DT card, but ho-ho-ho, better late than never!

We have a fun new challenge at
and for our first December challenge as a fully up and running challenge, what else could our theme be......
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
this challenge is sponsored by our lovely friends at
If you're using a super cute Santa image on one of the cards you've been making.....why not hop on over and join in - we'd love to see you!


Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Challenge #126 - Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2

Hello, my lovely blog chums - this is a much busier week, blogging wise, for me and this is a scheduled post as hubby and I are on a flying visit to Scotland, to do a little bit of family visiting and Christmas pressie delivering.

It is time, today for a new challenge at
my card features our fantastic sketch:


I have used, what is without a doubt one of my fave Christmas images this year - Christmouse Pudding from LOTV - I must apologise to the other two wee mousies that I cropped out, but this one is soooo cute, I thought he deserved the chance to shine, lol. Used Promarkers to colour - the papers are oldies from my scrapbox and used Kraft for layering. The Snowflake die is from Joanna Sheen and card is finished with card candi from Craftworks.

We have ooodles more fab inspiration from the team, together with the prize details - so why not hop on over and join in the fun.

I would also like to enter:


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