Thursday, 29 December 2011

Still time to get sentimental with The Cutie Pies

Hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas and are gearing yourselves up for New Year celebrations, just wanted to remind you all that there is still time to join in with The Cutie Pie "use a sentiment" challenge, which we are running a little longer than usual over the festive season. So if you are making "New Year" cards, or "Thank you for the wonderful Christmas Gift" cards, why not join in! There is also still a few days left to be in with a chance of winning our blog candy, so you dont want to miss out on that either! CLICK HERE to join in.


Saturday, 24 December 2011

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Challenge day at Aud a DT call!

Yep, Its Thursday, and that means its challenge day at AUD SENTIMENTS. This challenge is sponsored by Sassy Cheryl, which is also where this fab snowman comes from. If you hop on over to the challenge, you will be able to pick up another freebie sentiment, which has been created for us by Paulette from Create With TLC. So the theme this time is "Anything Goes", and as I mentioned in the post title, we also have a DT call, so if you are interested in joining this wonderful team, further details are also on the challenge page.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

spreading a little christmas cheer.....

Just getting finished on the last of the Christmas cards, and just wanted to share this one with you all. For those of you that have seen the wonderful film "Elf" you will probably be familiar with this sentiment. I thought it would go perfectly with this Prairie Fairy image!

I also thought it would be great as my entry for this weeks, Less is More challenge, as the theme is "Music",

Can I interest anyone in some candy??????

Hope you're all getting there with your christmas preparations, we are at my parents for chtistmas this year, so havent had quite as much to do as usual.

As it is Christmas, our Cutie Pie dt bossWoo, has put together this super bundle of candy, so if you would like to be in with a chance to win it, hop on over to find out more.........CLICK HERE

Go on, you know you want to.....

Monday, 12 December 2011

The Cutie Pies are getting "Sentimental"

Its challenge time again at THE CUTIE PIE CHALLENGE BLOG, and our theme is "Use a Sentiment". Havent used a Tilda for ages, but I thought this one word perfectly with this sentiment, for my DT card.

We are sponsored by Crafty Emma's Store - Emma has very kindly given a £10 Gift Voucher (P&P not included) as a prize to one of our Winners to spend in her shop. Our Digi Image Sponsor is the very talented and creative Heather Ellis.

We will be keeping the challenge open until 7th January, so there is plenty of time to join in. There will be some fantastic Christmas Candy on offer too, so watch out for further news!

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Feeling wintery!

 Well, after such lovely mild weather, I think we can say that winter has definately arrived now. Hope you are all keeping warm and cosy. Have been enjoying a few days off work this week. Have managed to get a fair amount of christmas cards made, and have done some of my christmas shopping (still more to do, but waiting for hubby's pay day now!)

Anyway, its challenge time again at AUD SENTIMENTS, and our theme is "Any Winter Holiday Sentiments". We are sponsored on this challenge, by Prairie Fairy, whose digi stamps are wonderful. I have used one of their digi's on my DT card, how cute are these two!!! Once again, we are also working with Create with TLC, and Paulette has created this sentiment, that you are very welcome to use - we would love to see it being used on entries for this challenge.

Hope to see lots of you coming and joining us on this one!

I would also like to enter this card into these challenges:
Crafty Purple Frog - its cold outside
Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog - Christmas
Digistamps4Joy - Christmas, no animals

One of the Christmas cards I've been working on features a quote from pretty much my favorite Christms you cant guess what it is??? Will upload tomorrow and reveal all xx

Monday, 28 November 2011

Very Cute and Pastel-ish!

Hi all, hope you are all fine and good.

Its challenge day at The Cutie Pie challenge blog, thank you so much to everyone that has joined us so far. I am so loving being part of this team and getting to see so many super cute entries. Our theme this time is Pastel Christmas, which was a total no-brainer for me - two of my fave things! I have used a gorgeous LOTV image for my DT card (which was very generously donated by one of my CPCB teamies). If the fabby theme wasnt enough to tempt you, I should also tell you that we are sponsored this time by The One Stop Craft Shop AND Robyn's Fetish, so there are so wonderful prizes on offer too. If you would like to come and play with The Cutie Pies CLICK HERE to join in.

I would also like to enter this card into these challenges:
StamptacularSunday - Anything Christmas
The Poodles Parlour - Christmas
Little Red Wagon - Christmas Theme

and thats just about it from me for now!

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Winter Holiday Sentiments at Aud Sentiments

Its Challenge time again, over at AUD SENTIMENTS, and our theme this time is Winter Holiday Sentiments. This has been the perfect boot in the bottom for me to get on with some Christmas cards, as my house move has left me well behind this year..........I may even have to go and, wait for it.......ok, deep breath......go and buy some!!!!! Anyway, back to the challenge, and I really should mention to you that we are sponsored this time by Polka Doodles. On this challenge, and going forward we will also be working with the amazingly talented Paulette from Create with TLC. For each challenge, Paulette will be designing a sentiment, and if you choose to use that on your card, you could be in with an extra chance to win a prize - how fab is that!

So this is my DT card, and I have used the sentiment that Paulette has designed.
Hope to see lots of you joining in with us on this one xx

Monday, 14 November 2011

The Cutie Pies have gone "Bear-tastic"

Well, I can "bearly" believe it, but it is challenge time again at The Cutie Pie challenge blog, and our theme this time is "BEARS". I know so many of you love to use super cute bears on your cards, so I do hope to see lots of you joining in with us on this one!

For my DT card, I have used a Teddy Bo image, this is a first for me, and I absolutely love 'em now. I made this card for my step sons girlfriend, who is a bear fan, but at the same time, not really a girly girl. We do have quite a few Teddy Bo's featured with our DT cards, but this isnt essential to take part, all bears are very welcome!!!
We are sponsored this time by Crafty Emma's Store and the lovely people at Teddy Bo.

If you would like to come and play with the bears, CLICK HERE to join in xx

Saturday, 12 November 2011

challenge #41 at Aud Sentiments

Hope you're all having a great weekend. Had a busy morning throwing the mower around the front garden and pulling up weeds, so I thought I deserved a bit of me time, this afternoon. Have now unpacked by much beloved craft stash and got stuck into a couple of Christmas cards this afternoon. More of those soon, but for now here is my DT card for the AUD SENTIMENTS - thanksgiving/thank you cards challenge.

This gorgeous little lovely is from Wee Stamps, who are our sponsors for this challenge, she is coloured with promarkers and has a some stickles to give her a proper fairy look! The "thank you" sentiment is a section of a Sizzix embossing folder.

Its always handy having a "thank you" card to hand, so why not make one and play along with us - CLICK HERE

I would also like to enter this card into these challenges:
Off to bed soon, so i'll catch up with you all tomorrow. xx

Monday, 7 November 2011

Things are getting "Charming" with The Cutie Pies

Before I start telling you all about my card and the latest Cutie Pie challenge, can I just say a huge thank you to my lovely blog friends for your comments on yesterdays post - a great welcome back.
Anyway, Im a wee bit late with this, but better late than never! This is my DT card for the current Cutie Pie challenge, and the theme this time is "use a charm". Made an easel card this time, which features the very lovely Millie the Mouse from Digi stamp boutique, the papers are from stash box and the snow flakes are cut from an X-cut punch, the super yummy snow flake charm is available from Ewe 2 can craft. There is still a week left to join in with this one, so CLICK HERE to play along.
I would also like to enter this card into these challenges:
Will be back for a nosey around, after i've watched Junior Apprentice, catch you all soon xx

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Hello all.......I'm back!!!!

Hope you're all having a great weekend, weather's gone a bit duff hasn't it! Happy to report anyway, that I am now happily settled into our new little house. It has been a murderously hectic week and a bit, and despite having bruises all over the place, I am still in one piece and now back with you all. Looking forward to having a nosey round your blogs to see what you've all been up to xx

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Toodle pip, cheerio and i'll see you all soonxx

We are finally on the move on Saturday, which is a massive relief, just cant wait to get in and get settled now. My internet should be back on by Wednesday, so i'll catch up with you all later. Thank you all so, so much for all the good wishes xx

We're feeling Funny at Aud Sentiments!

Some of you may know that I do have a bit of a mad sense of humour, so the new Aud Sentiments challenge, is right up my street - MAKE A FUNNY CARD!!!
This is my DT card, and I have used the wonderful GUS from Bugaboo, who are also sponsoring this challenge. This is also my birthday card for my hubby, who is a few years older than I am, and I do give him a bit of stick about his age!!!
As you will all know, its been a stressful time for me with the move and everything - so come on, join in and make me laugh! CLICK HERE

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Good Morning blog friends xx

Woke up this morning feeling all warm and cosy, and straight away thought "Yay, its not as cold as it has been for the last few days", then I got into my kitchen and realised the heating had been left on overnight - ooops!

No card from me today, and in fact for a wee while now. Although, we still dont have a definate moving date, it should be fairly soon now, so this afternoon I will be packing up my stash and despatching it at my parents house (for safe keeping!!), spare a thought for me during this sad time.

Just wanted to remind you all also, that there is still a week to go to join in with our fab recipe challenge at THE CUTIE PIE CHALLENGE BLOG. The "ingredients" would lend themselves nicely to a Christmas card too, so if that was what you had on your agenda for the day, then its gotta be worth a look.

Have a great weekend all, keep warm xx

Monday, 17 October 2011

A recipe for a Cutie Pie!!!!

Couldn't resist that for a title, but it is what it is.........its Recipe time for the next Cutie Pie challenge.
The ingredients are:
Lilac/Silver Tones
Fairy Image (digi or stamp)
3 buttons or flowers

For my DT card, i've used another fabby image from Di's digi downloads, and when I found out that one of my other teamies had used glitter on her fairy's tights, I couldn't resist doing the same thing!

Once again we have some amazing sponsors:
Its been wonderful to see so many of you joining in, we would love to have your company this time, so CLICK HERE to join in.

I would also like to enter my card into these challenges:
The Squirrel and the Fox one for the girls

Still no news on the moving day yet, but will keep you posted on that one - have a lovely day xx

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Life is full of challenges!

It certainly is for me at the moment anyway! For those of you that didn't know, we are currently in the process of packing up everything to move house, hopefully at the end of the month, although we are still waiting for a definate date....grrrrrr! I am slowing getting the hump with cardboard boxes everywhere at home.
Cameron's 11+ results came through last weekend, and sadly he was 12 points short of the pass mark, we have been encouraged by his school to appeal, so this has been a whole bunch more of forms to fill in! And somewhere in the middle of all this madness, we are really busy at work!
Usually when life gets stressful, I make a hasty retreat to my beloved craft desk, but I cant even do that at the moment - cos there are blummin' cardboard boxes on it!!!
Ho hum and rant over, I do have one lovely challenge related thing to share with you all - and that is my card for this weeks AUD SENTIMENTS CHALLENGE.
This time its a card/project with a winter theme, and the challenge is sponsored by the wonderful and super cute, Lili of the Valley.
As you can see, it is an adorable LOTV image that I have used on my DT card.

Hope to get back to normal blogging as soon as possible
hugs to you all

Monday, 3 October 2011

Playing Bingo with the Cutie Pies

Doesnt seem possible but over very first challenge Cutie Pie challenge has come and gone and we are now at #2. This is my own DT card, and features one of my favourite Cuties of all!

This time we have a "Bingo Board" theme, and as you can see i've gone straight down the middle!

Once again,we have some fantastic sponsorship for our challenge, as this time we are supported by:

We would absolutely love your company, so CLICK HERE for eyes down and play along!

I would also like to enter this card into these challenges:-

CES challenge blog - totally gorjuss/pretty girls

Mark's Finest Papers - use polka dots

The Paper Shelter - for the girls

Have several things going on at home at the mo, so havent had as much time as I would like to visit your blogs, but I will try to make ammends when I am able too.

Have a great day all xx

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Its all about Birthdays at Aud Sentiments!

Yes indeed it is! Today is the start of challenge #38 at Aud Sentiments and the theme this time is of course, Happy Birthday. The challenge is sponsored by Glitterbabes

and as you can see there is a great prize to be had by a lucky winner!

This is my DT card, thought I'd go for a sentiment with some yummy papers this time.
There is always a need for a birthday card, so there is absolutely no excuse for not joining in -we would love to have your company................CLICK HERE to join in!

Have a great day, we have been enjoying some glorious weather here in Kent this week, and today looks like no exception, so I hope you all get a bit of sunshine too today xx

Monday, 19 September 2011

Its CUTIE PIE time

I am so excited, after weeks of planning and preparation, today is the day!!!!

I am, of course, talking about The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog - THE place to be for CUTE, CUTE and loads more CUTE. I am so proud to be part of this right from the start, and to be working with such a lovely and talented team. We have some amazing challenges coming up, and we have some great sponsors supporting us

So, what better way to start than with a sketch challenge:

This challenge is sponsored by our Cutie Pie boss, the wonderful Woo (sometimes known as Wendy) and also Crafty Emma's Store with some great prizes to be won!

This is my DT card (wow, that feels great, being able to say that!)

The image is from Di's digi downloads, isnt she sweet! The papers and flowers are from Fizzy Moon, the ribbons, button and card candi are from my stash. We would love to have your company for our very first challenge, so please come and play.....CLICK HERE

I would also like to enter this card into these challenges:-
card cupids - anything goes
the squirrel & the fox - anything goes
delicious doodles - as cute as a button
crafty ribbons - anything goes
di's digi downloads - anything goes

have a lovely day all, will catch up with you all when I get home from work xx

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Its a Sunny Sunday!

Good Morning all, havent had the opportunity to take part in the "Less is More" challenge for a few weeks, but when I noticed in my newsfeed that the ladies are going for it this week to try and hit 1000 submissions, I coudnt wait to join in, and here is my entry:

The image is from Wee Stamps, isnt she sweet! You can check out the LIM challenge here

Just another little reminder too, that tomorrow is the BIG DAY for us at the Cutie Pie Challenge blog! The first challenge kicks off tomorrow morning, and there seems to be a really exciting buzz about this, if you still havent added yourself as a follower, click here, as there is some gorgeous candy to be won!

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Its time for challenge #37 at Aud Sentiments

This is my first official challenge as a DT member at Aud Sentiments and our theme for this challenge is "Get Well Soon" and is sponsored by:
Who are offering a $10 gift card for the winner, so thats go to be worth a go!

So, this is my DT card and its features "Feelin Bad Freddy, who is available to purchase from Daisy Doodles. Dont forget to come and join us at Aud Sentiments too

Hope you are all fine and dandy. Lots going on here at the mo, but I wll tell you more about that in the next week or so.

cheerie-bye for now xx

Sunday, 4 September 2011


Oh my goodness, I am literally fit to burst im so excited! I have been invited by the wonderful Wendy Woo, to join the team at The Cutie Pie Blog Challenge - check out my new badge, woohooo!!

This is a new challenge that will kick off with the first challenge on 19th September, and as the name suggests its all about "the cute". I am really chuffed to be in there right from the start, we have some fab and talented DT's and GDT's, so im looking forward to getting started and working with everyone. Really do hope to see lots of you coming to join in with our challenges too.................oh and dont forget there is candy to be won here at the moment too

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Fancy a little candy.........

This lovely bundle of gorgeousness is available to celebrate to launch of a super cute new challenge blog The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog, this is open till 19th September, which is the date of the first challenge..................Go and have a look for yourselves!

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Wow, what a way to end a fantastic day

If I wasnt bouncing around the house enough already, have just noticed that I have won the last Glitter Fairies challenge, for my pink wedding card - might not have won a sausage on the euromillions last night.......but feel blessed in so many other ways!
night-night xx

Aud has candy!

If you fancy needing some very sweet candy to help you get in the festive card making spirit, hop across to visit Aud, is offering these wonderful Polka Doodles Christmas cd's, the closing date is 14th September.


I've only gone and landed myself a DT post, with the fantastic Aud Sentiments challenge blog!
I have been bursting to spill the beans all week, I did try to tell hubby & kids about it, but I just dont think they got how exciting this is!! This is my first DT post, and so far my teamies have made me really welcome.

My first official challenge is in two weeks time, so watch this space! In the meanwhile the latest challenge has started today, and is sponsered by Di's digi downloads, and there a offering FIVE digi's of the winners choice, so how cool is that.

The theme is card/sentiment for a girl, and you can find it here:
Off now to do a little happy dance around the kitchen, catch you all later.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Feeling a bit autumnish!

The summer holiday seems to have flown by, and Megan is back at school on friday, have been getting the last of her bits together, and pretty much clearing the shelves of my local Rymans - just how much stationary does a 13 yr need!!!
So, onto a card, and I've had this one on my desk since the weekend waiting to be uploaded. The image is another fabby Dustin Pike. As we head into the autumn time of the year, I do like to use these warm, rusty sort of colours. I would like to enter this card into here come the boys challenge, the theme is orange and brown.
Catch you all soon!

Saturday, 27 August 2011

card for my friend

This was the card that I had made for my very good friend Kay (the Incy one) for this months Docraft Friendship Swap.

This image is a donated H&S, coloured with pro's and just a dash of stickles added to give the champers a bit of fizz, the dotty paper is from Fizzy Moon, the flowers are cut with a woodware punch and the buttons with a Nellie die.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:

back with another card later xx

Just a quickie from me....

First of all, I know I have a few followers that are living in the USA, so I just wanted to say that I hope and pray you are all safe and well. Have seen on our tv news the devastation caused by hurricane irene.

On a lighter note, am a happy lisa today as I have picked as a winner for Cute Card Thurday, wedding challenge, for the wedding card below, which I am soooo chuffed about.

back with a couple of cards later xx

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Hello all!

Not such a nice day here today, but the grey skies did mean that I didnt feel guilty about opting to stop indoors and craft instead of throwing the mower around the front garden.
This is a card that my step daughter asked me to make for some friends of hers, this image is a pre coloured one from Lili of the Valley, and I think it is just super cute. The papers are from a Fizzy Bear stack, flowers are punched from my yummy new woodware punch, sentiment created on my pc. I would like to enter this card into these challenges:-
Cute card Thursday - weddings
GlitterFairies - pretty in pink
I've been thinking, that usually started my christmas cards by now, so I guess im gonna have to get started - things could get very glittery around here!!!
bye for now xx

Monday, 15 August 2011

Every journey has to start some where.......

.......and I've got a pretty long one ahead of me! Dont worry folks, im not off and away, well not all of me. After Cameron was born I decided to do Weightwatchers, I lost nearly four stone in about 7mnths and was incredibly proud of myself, however, over the last couple of years I seem to have found my way back into the biscuit tin and what I lost, has returned - and brought along friends for company, so to speak! So i've decided it is time to have another go, not going to an organised class as such, but I have some fab friends at work who I know will keep me on track and give me hugs when I need them at kicks up the bum where necessary too. I know this is an issue with some of you guys too, so I hope i've got support from you all too. So wish me luck, im so gonna need it.

Almost forgot to add - lost 4lb in the first week.

Saturday, 13 August 2011

birthdays are like buses.........

....and September is one of those months when loads arrive, including both of my kids! So thought i'd better make a start.
This is the card that i've made for Megan to give to Cam. Have used one of the Lili of the Valley coloured images that I won a few months ago. This little chap is a wee bit younger than my boy, but they do share the same scruffy mop of hair, so I thought this would be perfect.
I would like to enter this card into these challenges too:
Here Come the Boys - critters
Card Makin Mamas - birthdays
Pixie Dust Studio challenge - boys will be boys
Birthday Sundaes - birthdays
Hope you all have a lovely Saturday, we are heading out later to hopefully tackle the dreaded "school uniform shopping". Got time for a bit of blog browsing now though :)

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Found my way back to blogland!

Cooeee, Im back, Hope you are all fine and good! We actually returned home from Scotland on Wednesday morning and, being the domestic goddess that I am (really!!) I have been up to my eyes in washing, ironing and getting the house back into a reasonable state of order - apologies for my use of offensive words here btw, So I havent had too much time for crafting or blogging.
Trying not to be a total holiday bore here, but thought I'd share a few snaps with you all.

This is travelling from Perth to Aviemore through the Cairngorms - one of my favourite drives in the world.

This is Megan and Cameron playing with my step grandson. He was 3 in May, cant believe how much he has grown up since we saw him last summer.

You're not on holiday till you've had an Ice Cream, and that includes Nippy, lol! Rizza's of Lossiemouth - your Ice Cream is awesome.

I absolutely loved Lossiemouth - lovely little town and some of the bestest doggy walks we've done! Nippy and I loved the gorgeous sandy beach.

So thats what I've been up to............looks like i've got some catching up to do on here now, lol!

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Off on my jollies...............

Just a quick post from me to say cheerio for a wee while to you lovely blog folk! We are off to Scotland tomorrow morning, visiting hubby's family on the Fife coast and on the Moray coast. Packing is just about all done, although still contemplating whether to smuggle in my promarkers and a stash of digis (just in case, lol)

Catch up with you all soon, hugs and best wishes from me xx

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Good Morning Blogfriends!

Hi all, got a busy saturday ahead, thought i'd better make a start on the packing for our holiday to Scotland.......I think it will be more wellies and woolies rather than shorts and suncream, lol!
Anyhoo, this is my card for the current HERE COME THE BOYS challenge, the theme is "sports" and i've gone for another fab Bugaboo image for this one!
I would also like to enter this into Craftycreations boys to men challenge, where the lovely ladies are offering a £10 LOTV voucher to the winner, so thats got to be worth a peep!
Have a great day all!!!