Monday, 23 January 2017

Anyone care to join me for a bit of Carol singing

Hello and Good Morning - hope you've had a lovely weekend.

We had a smashing weekend.....on Friday we had another little theatre trip to London - this time we went to see Beautiful - The Carol King Story. This was a Christmas pressie for Megan and I have to say, it was absolutely brilliant. I didn't know a great deal about Carol King beforehand, and had no idea that she was behind so many songs that we're all so familiar with - fantastic performances from all of the cast and this is definately one I would recommend. I have always been a fan of musicals and we are very lucky to be so close to London and have these little treats from time to time.

Still on a musical theme and with another type of Carol in mind, I am very excited to tell you all about our new Christmas with the Cuties challenge - our theme this time

Christmas Carols and Songs

We've all got our favourites haven't we - as far as Carols are concerned mine would be O Holy Night, and when it comes to a Christmas song it would have to be Fairytale of New York all day long.

This challenge will be sponsored by

Who have become great friends of The Cutie Pie challenge, so we are delighted to have them with us at CWTC.

My own DT card is based on Frosty The Snowman and features
  • Joanna sheen signature dies - snowflake
  • the papers are from a very old Papermania Christmas stack - I actually bought it in a Paper Mill Shop, when they were still open, so that's how long ago!!!
  • I have used the reverse side of printed linen ribbon
  • sentiment is a LC designs mini stamp
  • Dovecraft acrylic dome stickers
Our design team have been super busy creating some amazing cards to share with you,so I do hope you will hop on over for a visit.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Christmas card challenges - challenge #4
abc christmas challenge - Anything Goes or Beginning with B
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Anything Christmas Goes

Monday, 16 January 2017

Winter Warmers with the Cuties

Hi....hope you have had a great weekend!

So, it's A Little Extra Cutie-ness Inspiration day, the theme for our current challenge is
Winter Warmers
and here is my DT card....
When we get snow here, the first thing I want to do is put the car keys up on the shelf, turn up the central heating and hibernate - but our Cameron is much more like the lil' guy in this stamp, and when we had snow last week and his school was closed on Friday - he was straight out with the sledge!

To kick the New Year off, we have two lovely sponsors and they are
who are offering three gorgeous digi stamps of the winners choice
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who are offering four gorgeous digi stamps of the winners choice

My DT card features:
  • Bugaboo Image - AKV Winterboy
  • coloured with promarkers
  • Snowflake effect paper from a Martha Stewart pad teamed up with some linen effect card stock
  • sticky pearls and wooden star embellishment
Do hope you will join us for this challenge, we have two fab sponsors and some amazing DT work  Maybe you will choose to make a Winter themed card, or a card featuring something that would warm you in the colder weather or maybe you will choose to focus completely on the "warmer" side and go full on sunshine days in the garden!!!! We know that, as always, you will make some amazing cards - but please don't forget to keep your choice of image as CUTE AS POSSIBLE.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

New Beginnings!

Hello there, my lovely friends......the first two weeks of this new year seem to have flown already, and whilst this is my first blog post of the year, I have been keeping myself out of mischief with a bit of  DT work and having a bit of a re-jig at home that I will tell you more about later. 

This post is all about New Beginnings which is just as well as this is the theme for the new 
This in itself is a new beginning for me, as I am moving over from Team 2 to Team 1.
I chose to make a retirement card for this challenge, as I think this sums up what retirement should be - a new beginning.

Our DT have made some amazing cards to inspire you, so I do hop you will hop on over and play along!

Our sponsors are 
My DT card features:
  • Patches - Done Fishing from Crafty Sentiments
  • coloured with Promarkers
  • sentiment uses Unkept font
  • papers from an old Forever Friends Christmas stack
  • ribbon from stash
Another New for me is my New Craft Desk - since we moved into this house I have been limited to storing  my craft stash in the corner of our bedroom and having to work on the top of a chest of drawers or haul stuff downstairs to our dining table. However, as laptops have replaced PC's in our home - I decided to set up camp on our old computer desk - and am loving having this little area to loose myself in - would you like to see it.......

Ok, so its not a massive craft room (that will come in a few years time when the kids move out!) this will do me nicely till then.

I would like to enter my card into:
Crafty Sentiments - AG
A Gem of a Challenge - celebrate something new
The Male Room challenge - AG
i love promarkers - something new
Aud Sentiments challenge - AG add a sentiment
What's on your Workdesk Wednesday - not so much a "what's on" but a "here it is" lol