Tuesday, 18 November 2014

I'd Rather Be Blogging #1

Hello there! Hope the week has started well for after my lovely relaxing week off, it was back to work yesterday morning. I woke up at about 3:40 and I was very aware of the fact that I only had an hour till my alarm would go off, so I never really got back to sleep..........,this may well be the reason that at 7:40 am this morning I was woken by a phone ringing and my boss on the other end asking if I was ok - I have never, ever, ever overslept and I'll tell you what, I do feel rough today!!!! Nice soak in the tub and an early night, tonight, me thinks!
Anyway, after being able to do a lot more blogging last week, I have decided to try and get in at least one post a week as my "I'd rather be blogging" time!
I have a wee card to share today..........and this is my absolute bargain stamp that I purchased in The Works for the princely sum of £1, yep one whole squiddley!
It is from the Helz Cuppleditch Special Delivery range that was out a couple of years ago.......I think this puss cat is a sweetie. 

Image coloured with promarkers, and layered onto a yummy Dovecraft dotty green paper. Bow and Card candi from stash.

I would like to enter this into:
polkadoodles - 2014/11- week-46,clean and simple
A Little Bit Crafty - Clean and Simple
crafty catz - Christmas is coming

thanks again for visiting me, I think its time for another cuppa for I will catch up with you soon xx

Saturday, 15 November 2014


It was only a couple of days ago, when I noticed on my blogger dashboard that I was up to post #498, so I decided I wanted to do something to mark the 500 post milestone, we all love a bit of blog candy but there can only be one winner, so I decided to put together a little sentiment, which you are all very welcome to help yourselves too, to say Thank You so very much to you all..........
I feel very blessed to have you following my little blog and in doing so being part of my life, your comments are always so very much appreciated and have inspired me and in many times comforted me during difficult times.
So.................thanks, hugs and here's to the next 500!

Friday, 14 November 2014

An Oldie But Goodie and very Much a Cutie

Hello there, and thank you so much for visiting me again......I've had such a lovely week off and its been wonderful to be able to blog so regularly too, when I'm back to work next week, I wont be able to manage such frequency but I am determined to be a better blogger!
Its a real wet and dreary day here in Kent, so the planned "leisurely walk in the woods" with the dogs changed to a "quick run around the park" and now they are napping and I'm here!! I took my Mum out yesterday afternoon, for a visit to The Range which is situated at a nice little outlet centre and a very pleasant time was had.......did have a wee spend too, so will be having a little play with my new stamps and bits later.
So, I do have a card to share and as much as I love the traditional Greens and Reds for Christmas cards, sometimes I look for alternatives, so for this card I've used, what I refer to as, my Peppermint Aero colour combi (its actually Mint Green and Sandstone Promarkers - but you know what I mean)
For my image I went back to an old favourite of mine called, Millie....with snowball, which goes back to when Digi Stamp boutique were Grab-a-doodle-do, I think she is a real sweetie and I look forward to "dusting her off" every year. Kept it fairly simple here, using a Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing folder, a bit of Frosted Lace stickles to give the snowball some texture, added pearls and mini rik-rak.
I would like to enter this into:
Thanks again for popping in, hope you have a lovely day ahead xx

Thursday, 13 November 2014


Good Morning, here I am again!
So, the very first DT that I worked on was Aud Sentiments challenge, I had a wonderful time there, and learned a lot and I still like to pop in to check out their challenges - even if time doesn't allow me to always take part, however this week I do have the time and Yay, its a lovely theme here is my Sentiment on a Tag card:
The papers are from a Dovecraft Christmas stack, which I've been using a lot this year, I have also used my Xcut scalloped edge border punch, the tag is cut with a Sizzex orginal big die (one of the very first that I owned!). Doily, ribbon and ribbon slider from stash and sentiment my own creation.
Aside from a crafting time, whilst I've been off I've also rearranged the bedroom furniture and blitzed the house with the steam cleaner. Off for a mooch around the shops later - enjoy your day whatever you get up to................
I would also like to enter this into:
reasonable ribbon - winter/holiday

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

A little something for a Wednesday

Good Morning to you, hope you are well. It seems ages since I last accomplished this many posts in such a few days, however, I am currently enjoying a few days off from work and coincidently my hubby is staying with his daughter in Scotland until next a well earned rest for me!
I do have a little card to share with you all.......
This cute little peeping bear is coloured with promarkers, and have used Go Kreate dies here. The embossing folder is from Embossilicious, also added card candi. Just a simple little card, but I hope you like!


Monday, 10 November 2014

The Cuties Get Festive and Furry!

Hello there, Me again! Hope the week has got off to a good its the second Monday in the month its time for a new
and our theme this time is
Festive Furry Friends
So we want to see lots of super cute Christmas cards featuring the cutest furry creatures......sounds fun, why not click above to join in and check out the stunning DT cards.
Our lovely friends at

and also 
are sponsoring us this time and each offering a fab prizes. Meljens were  generous enough to give us some adorable images to play with - I couldn't resist this adorable Bunny for my own card!
I have coloured with Promarkers, and I believe the papers are from a Dovecraft stack, the snowflake is a Marianne creatables die and the flowers and button came from The Works.
I would like to enter these challenges:
thanks again for visiting today xx

Sunday, 9 November 2014

On a Sunny Sunday!

Well so much for my plans yesterday! I had intended to spend the afternoon at the craft desk, but a desperate phone call mid afternoon from my boss scuppered that! She had been let down at work by a couple of people phoning in sick, and knowing that I would be dropping Megan off for her shift (She has recently started a little Saturday job at my  store) She asked if I could help out for a couple of hours. Well, Nat was really good to me with time off when my hubby was in hospital so I couldn't really say no and that was that.
I did managed to do some colouring and make two cards, so it wasn't so bad, here is one of my makes......
This Heather Ellis image is always a "go to" of mine for girly Christmas cards. She is coloured with Promarkers. The papers are from two different Papermania stacks and mounted onto kraft. Ribbon, Lace and Pearls added from stash.

Here is Kent its a lovely sunny afternoon, so will be off out for a walk with the dogs soon, and then off to visit my parents.......hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend xx

I would like to enter this into:
i love promarkers - cute Christmas
crafty ribbons - Christmas Creation using ribbon


Saturday, 8 November 2014

wishing you all a restful weekend!

Hello there, and thanks for visiting me today, hope your weekend has started well. I have mentioned this before here, but earlier in the year my working times were changed from a 9am start to a 7am start, now I'm pretty much used to it but my body clock is set to wake at 5:30 am.....even on the weekend, so I have already been out and done my weekly food shopping, got one load of washing done and a reasonable amount of housework done too, I'm just on a tea break now, but with all the mundane stuff done I'm looking forward to a cheeky crafternoon!
I decided yesterday to treat myself to a few new digi's and headed straight for Digi Stamp boutique as they have been a fave of mine, right back to the days of Grab-a-doodle do, no less! I thought that Snoozing Louie would be prefect for my hubby's birthday card from the kids.....although I must confess that after my early starts this is often how I am to be found, come the afternoon, hehehe....

 He is coloured with Promarkers, the papers are from a Papermania stack and the button and twine are from stash, oh and the sentiment is my own work using a font called "where the stars shine the brightest"

I would like to enter this into:
digistamp boutique - November-14- customer-competition
cute card thursday - stripes
Passion for Promarkers - Inspired by a Beatles Song (Hard Days Night)
sweet stamps - stripes

thanks again for popping in xx 

Friday, 7 November 2014

The Tower of London Remembers

Hello there, and thank you so much for visiting me today.....hope you've had a good week.
So I was lucky enough this Wednesday to have the opportunity to go to London with my Mum and daughter for a bit of shopping and sightseeing, but mostly to view the Poppies at The Tower.
If you've not been yourself, its quite a spectacle to behold, and as we left tower hill station and walked down to the tower and got our first glimpse of this sea of red, it was breath taking. Despite the crowds I found it very peaceful there, but still felt very emotional when you stop and think that each of these ceramic poppies (and there are over 800 thousand of them!) represent a life lost. if you have the opportunity to visit in the next few days, I strongly recommend - I feel very privileged to share this photo's with you all

Don't get chance to get to London very often, so we followed this with a visit to the Science Museum (Meg's choice), and a lovely walk through Hyde Park up to Marble Arch for a mooch around the shops at that end of Oxford St, before our weary little legs took us home.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

A Few Piccies....

Hello there, hope you're having a lovely weekend. Just a quick post now to share with you all, some of the items that I had made for the craft fair that we did yesterday. We sold a reasonable amount of our items, so there is a few pennies in the pot for some crafty spending!
 Decorated Candles

Reindeer Food (above and below)
We have done this event for quite a few years now and people come looking for us as and our Reindeer food!

 Dog and Cat Christmas Treats
 Marshmallow Snowmen

  1. Reindeer Poo!
We also had cards and various knitted items that my mother makes.
Good luck and happy selling to any of you that have events coming up