Monday, 27 July 2015

Simply Mousie.....and some views from the weekend!

Hello there, thank you so much for stopping off here today.......hope the week has started well.
I have the rest of this week at work then I have two weeks off from work (woohoo!), if we don't go away during August (and we're not this year) then I try to get a good jump on my Christmas friends at work always find this a little odd, but to me (and I'm sure you folks too) it makes perfect sense in this as time seems to fly by once you get into the Autumn months! 
Went CaS for todays card! For someone who really isn't good with Mices, I do use this Christmas image a lot, lol!
My card features:
  • Mousie image from Sylvia Zet
  • coloured with Promarkers
  • Sentiment is own creation
  • Hobby House pearls
  • ribbon from local drapery store
I would like to enter this into these challenges:
The rest of the post is pretty picture heavy......this is a just a few of the snaps that were taken on our day out at the Olympic park yesterday.......
It was a very wet and soggy stadium that greeted us!
The Arcelormittal Orbital
Cameron got to try these bikes, and has a new found respect for the athletes that would use these as they are quite a weight to operate!

My gorgeous kids!

 Megan and the Olympic Rings

The Wetlands Walk -  glorious tranquillity amongst the  chaos!


The Aquatic Centre 
 The Velodrome

and back to the Stadium

Thanks and hugs for visiting today xx 


Sunday, 26 July 2015

Boys and their Toys!

Hope you've had a good day today, even though the weather has been bleh!!!
I had an absolutely wonderful day out with my kids today, we took the train to visit the Olympic park in East London. The Anniversary games have been going on this weekend and today was Paralympic day. The weather was lousy, first thing, but a little drier come the afternoon, so we walked for hours around the park visiting the various event venues.....oh my giddy aunt, my little legs ache now!!! I will share some of my photos from today in my next post.
Back to my card for now though, and I noticed that the theme this week at Sweet Stampin is Boys and their Toys, which gave me the perfect excuse to dust of this little beaut!
My card features:
  • Hanglar & Stanglar image coloured with Promakers
  • paper from Bo BUnny
  • dome stickers from papermania
  • apologies, can't remember where this sentiment came from
I would like to enter this into:
Off to bed now, for a much needed sleep....catch up with you all tomorrow, night-night xx

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Fluttering say Hi!

Hello there, hope you are having a good weekend so far. Any idea what's happened to the weather, lol, as always the schools break off and the grey clouds just roll on out! I had high hopes for a trip to the beach this weekend, which never panned out, but heigh-ho, I can always hit my craft desk to keep myself entertained.
Aside from doing a bit of DT stuff today, I also made this Clean and Simple creation, I had spotted that the theme for the Allsorts challenge was Butterfly's, and I had just the embellishment in mind!.
my card features:
  • Sentiment created using Alisa font
  • wooden butterfly from The Works
  • brown dome stickers from Hobbycraft
  • Kraft card from Limetree crafts
I would like to enter this into:
allsorts challenge - add a Butterfly
brown sugar challenge - anything goes
aud sentiments challenge - anything goes

thank you so much for you visit xx


Wednesday, 22 July 2015

The One with the Drum!

Hello there, hope you are having a great week so far! My kids schools break off for the summer holiday this week, Cameron had his first day off today and when I came home from work at 11am he was still sound asleep - oh the joys of teenagers, lol

Its been a crazy, busy couple of weeks here for me with our big stocktake at work, last week. Happily it has been a quieter and more relaxed week so far and its been lovely to have the energy to do a bit of crafting when I've got home from work!

I bought this adorable stamp at the Sincerely Yours show back in May.....and I am ashamed to say that this is the first of the poor wee bear getting as much as a sniff of ink!

This card features:
  • Stamp from Kanban
  • coloured with Promakers
  • Plaid dp from Nitwit
  • Crafts Too embossing folder
  • Papermania Denim Blue Dome stickers
  • Sentiment - Zipty do font
I would like to enter this into these challenges:
Without Words - blue and brown
Crafty Sentiments - anything goes

Enjoy the rest of the day!

Sunday, 19 July 2015

More from The Crafty Freinds and our Punches!

Hope you are having a great weekend, are you up to anything exciting?
After such a wonderful response to our first challenge back in blogland, its time for a new
our theme this time is
Use a Punch

our lovely sponsors are


Star Stampz

my own DT card features:
  • Peekaboo image from Digi stamps 4 joy
  • coloured in promarkers
  • spellbinders die cut
  • Fiskars daisy punch
  • papers from Anna Marie designs
  • pearls and ribbon from stash
we do hope that you will join us for another fab challenge!

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

More than one fold with Creatalicious!

Hello there, hope the week has got off to a good start for you!

So today its time for a new Creatalicous Challenge
and our theme is

More than one Fold

our lovely sponsors are

Crafty Sentiments Designs
Prize - 3 digis of winners choice

Crafty Sentiments Designs is an online base family company own and run by Suzette, the images are cute fun and make any cards and projects look amazing.

Suzette and Justyna are the main artist, all images are exclusive to Crafty Sentiments Designs and there is lots of digital stamps available, sentiments, rubber stamps, crafting CD's, exclusive Crafty Sentiments Designs dies and much more. you can also find us on facebook, printerest and twitter.

who are offering a $15 gift cert
My DT card features
  • "Friendship" my very favourite CS digi
  • coloured with promarkers
  • Gingham paper from Nitwit Stack
  • Flowery paper from The Works
  • Zipty Do font for sentiment
  • Sizzix tag die and Memory Box Savannah border die
  • flowers, lace and peg from stash
inside view of my criss-cross card

My fellow teamies have made some amazing cards, so please stop by for a visit!


Monday, 13 July 2015

As Cutie as a Button!

Hello, Blog that's another weekend done and its Monday once again, today its time for the next
and our theme this time is
Cute as a Button
so we want to see your cards feature a whole lotta cuteness and some gorgeous buttons too....easy, right!

 Our challenge is sponsored by the wonderful
Who are offering an amazing prize of £10 worth of goodies to one lucky winner
but not only that
are offering this great prize to our randomly drawn winners
Huge thanks and hugs to our wonderful sponsors!
our lovely friends at Bugaboo also very kindly provided some adorable images for our DT to play with, and the results are some super cute cards, so do hope on over to check 'em out!

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Is it too early for something Festive???

Hello there, hope you are having a great weekend.....and hopefully enjoying some sunshine. I ploughed through a huge pile of ironing this afternoon....but it didn't feel quite such a traumatic experience as I took the ironing board out onto the patio!  
My poor wee blog has been feeling a bit neglected as the last few weeks have been super busy - nothing massively exciting, garden renovations, fence painting, shed demolishing, new shed building, trawling around various local dealerships looking for a new car, work, work and work to sum it all up really.
A few weeks ago I celebrated my cough..cough....43rd birthday, my lovely kids ordered me a few stamps and some Nitwit papers from LOTV, one of the stamps is featured below, and my hubby had given me some money to get a new handbag and whilst out looking for said handbag, I had popped into The Works for a quick browse and I found these adorable little paper bags....I got three packs and have been itching to decorate one since! 

I thought these bags would be a lovely addition to my table when I do a couple of Christmas fairs later in the year.

This project features
  • James, hanging up the stocking, from LOTV
  • cut with Spellbinders fancy edge oval die
  • coloured with promarkers
  • dotty ribbon, twine and button from The Ribbon Girl
  • green ribbon from local fabric store
  • card candi from The Glitter pot
  • DP was a magazine freebie download, changed colour tone in serif page plus
I would like to enter this into:
Winter Wonderland Challenges: Have a Beary Christmas
simply create too : Get ahead for Christmas
cute as a button challenge: Christmas in July

thank you so much for visiting today xx

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Look who's Back!!!!!

I am absolutely delighted to be able to share with you, that after closing for a wee while the wonderful

is back!!!!

I was completely surprised by the out of the blue email from our  DT boss lady, Diane, with an invitation to re-join this lovely team - didn't even have to this twice about clicking to reply!

So, for the last few weeks we have been busy little Crafty Friends getting ourselves organised for some amazing challenges ahead, and we very much hope that you will all get behind us and join in with us again.

we are kicking things off  with a nice and easy
Anything Goes 
and as its the first one, the whole team are taking part before we split into two teams, so there really are some amazing DT cards to have a peep at!

our wonderful sponsors are

Prize -  ADFD will provide a $12 gift card to the shop at 
(that's equal to 3 images of choice) to the winner. 
 Prize - The winner can choose 3 individual images OR 1 digital set

For my own DT card I was lucky enough to work with Winter Stanley from Beccy's Place

my DT card features:
  • Winter Stanley from Beccy's Place
  • Coloured with Promakers
  • Sentiment is my own effort
  • Dotty paper from stash
  • Snowflake is from Marianne Creatables (it was cut out onto card and then triple embossed*, but will come back to that)
  • enamel dots from stash
Having seen so many great challenges close recently, we are super excited to be restarting, so do come and join in the fun.

* I was recently lucky enough to be given 15 pots of One Upon a Stamp extra thick embossing crystals, in various different colours (used Pearl Blue here) apart from triple embossing I am not entirely sure how else to use these, so any hints, tips and suggestions will be appreciated

I would like to enter this card into: