Thursday, 17 April 2014


Good morning my crafty friends,
I know I have been a bad blogger of late, I'm blaming my return to work for this. Due to the type of work I do I have been given an admin job till I feel confident enough to go back on the wards. The only trouble is the job is completely new to me, requires lots of concentration & is computer based, so by the time I get home the laptop is the last thing I want to see!!! So please accept my apologies and bare with me.

Judith is hosting a new challenge today with Team A over at
Her chosen theme is:
Make a card with the word Happy on it!
Nice easy one this week & Judith has put together a surprise goody bag for one lucky entrant. 

I have used the Cosmos image from A Passion for Stamps. I coloured it  yellow as I think this is a 'HAPPY' colour. The card base was cut with a grand scallop circle, the mats were cut with the Martha Stewart circle cutter. The dotty mat on the base of the card was embossed with the 'dainty dot' embossing folder from spellbinders are it was cut.

Hop on over to the main challenge blog for more super ideas from the talented DT. You might like to visit their blogs too which you can do by clicking on their name,s they all love to receive comments.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Challenge #202

Good morning crafters,
I think it's gonna be a nice sunny one!

It's my turn to host the challenge over at
Sunday Sketch and Stamp
so hop on over and join in following this sketch:

Here's my card:
How sweet is this image from Stamposaurus, I forgot I'd got it so this is it's first inking. My Mum brought it for me when we went to the BS&S show when it was held in Kettering. Unfortunately it was only held there for 1 year which is a shame as it so much easier to get to for us than Ally Pally.
The papers were a Crafters Companion freebie with a magazine many years ago. The sentiment is a Papermania stamp & the butterflies were cut out in white on the sillohette, coloured with markers and glittered with glamour dust.

Hop on over to the Challenge blog for more super ideas from the talented DT

Friday, 11 April 2014

FSC #67

Good Morning my crafty friends,
A quick post from me today as I am off to work for my 3rd day this week after being off sick for 9 months. Work have been really good and allowing me to do a graded return, so 15 hours this week then gradually building up to my usual 37.5 hours.

Friday Sketch Challenge
has a new sketch for you to play with which has been designed by me, here it is:

why not see what you can create with it and enter this weeks challenge, you may win the prize that's on offer from this weeks sponsor
$5.00 Gift Certificate - Click Image to Close
Here's my creation:

Image & sentiment - Bugaboo
colouring medium - markers & chalk
Papers - Shabby Princess, free download
cogs & mat - Designed by me on the silhouette
Have a good weekend! 

Friday, 4 April 2014

Pastels @ TPC

Good Morning,
Friday again, don't the weeks fly by!
Over at  Totally PaperCrafts Pat is hosting the new challenge, the theme she has chosen us is: Pastels. So we would like to see any creations with pastel colour tones.
On offer to the lucky winner is a prize from this week's sponsor:

This is what I created:

The paper was printed from the Boofle CD from Do Crafts. The image is from Little Claires and was coloured with Markers and glamour dust. The sentiment was stamped onto the backing paper, the stamp is from Papermania. The number and mats were cut on the silhouette, the number was coloured with the same marker as the heart and glittered.

For more ideas hop on over to the main challenge blog here

 Have a fabby weekend!

Thursday, 3 April 2014

So Sweet @ MAWTT

Good Morning crafters,
I nearly missed the 9 o'clock deadline as I decided not to schedule this post. Not only is the week flying by but I need to be getting myself up in the mornings as I am going back to work on Monday. I have now been off for 9 months so have no routine in my life. Work are letting me go back on a graded return so hopefully it won't be too much of a shock!

Sarah is hosting the new challenge over at
this week Team A with a super theme
So Sweet
So we want to see anything Food Related or an image that you think is really sweet.

I have used a Stamping Bella image Claudia has some Candy & sentiment. Coloured with Markers, chalks and glitter with viva pearls dotted around the image. The papers were free with a magazine several years ago. The number was computer generated and cut out with a tag die.

This week this super prize is on offer to the lucky winner
Hop on over to the main challenge blog, there's lots of fab ideas from the talented DT

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Sunday Sketch Challenge # 200 & Blog Hop

     Good Morning,
I hope you remembered to put your clocks forward! I find it so confusing when some clocks, phone, laptop alter automatically. I thought it was 9.45 when I crawled out of bed this morning to find the cooker clock saying 8.45, could've stayed in bed a while longer.   

However I needed to make sure this post went live on time this morning as teams 1 & 2 have joined together this week at Sunday Sketch & Stamp as we are celebrating having reached a milestone, 200 challenges.

Also joining in the celebration are a couple of past DT members well known in blog land to bring you our

If you've arrived here from Louise's blog then you're on the right track - if not, you might want to go back to the Sunday Sketch and Stamp challenge blog and start from the beginning.

This weeks challenge is to use any of the past 199 sketches to make your card which should be linked up on the challenge blog before 11.59pm on Saturday 5th April . 

 I have chose Sketch #180 (Francesca's sketch)

and this is what I did with it:

I do so love the Winnie & Walter images that are printable from the Double Sprinkle of Krafts CD at Polkadoodles. Coloured with markers and a touch of glamour dust then matted and layered onto brown card to match the other layers. The papers are from a pack of 12x12's from MME

Don't forget to leave a comment at each stop as there are some hidden prizes along the which have been provided by:               I Design for            and

                        as well as some mystery prizes!!!!
There are 3 prizes hidden along the way which could be won by anyone who leaves a comment - but no-one knows where the prizes are, so you must make sure you visit and comment on everyone's blog. Then there are another 3 prizes for everyone who joins in with the 'Any past sketch challenge'. So - if you join in with the hop and the challenge, you could win more than one prize!!

Here's to the next 200 challenges!!
Your next stop is Kitty.

Friday, 28 March 2014

FSC #66

Good Morning,
Friday here again which means it's nearly the weekend. Have you got anything planned?
My Daughter has invited my Mum, Sister and family, Son and family & Daughter over for Sunday dinner. Her and her boyfriend are cooking a roast dinner which will be a treat for us all for Mothering Sunday. The only trouble is I will have to pack all my crafty stuff away and move my storage unit out so everyone can get round the table. Still it will be worth the effort.

Friday also means a new challenge over at
Alison has given us this super sketch to play with:

I decided to use a Christmas image from Wee Stamps. I need to catch up with my fellow blogging buddies, some are into double figures all ready, this is my first!

The papers were freebies with a magazine several years ago & these have been mounted onto red card. The sentiment was computer generated & a ribbon was added. The image was coloured with markers and a touch of glamour dust was added.

This fortnight we are giving away a £5 Gift Voucher for Polka Doodles

Hop on over to the new look challenge blog for more ideas how to use the sketch.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Beautiful Borders @ TPC

Good Morning to you all,
Yesterday was so windy I wonder if today's going to be the same. It was good cause the washing dried once I'd managed to hang it out.

Wendy is hosting the new challenge over at
and has chosen
Beautiful Borders
as the theme.

This challenge is being sponsored by

who's offering the lucky winner of this weeks challenge a grab bag.

I have used a Sponsors image 'Valentine Girl Rose Hat' which I took over to Photoshop and added a sentiment to the heart. I thought this image was ideal for a Mothers Day Card but could also be used for almost any occasion. The image was coloured with markers and glitter was added to the frill on the heart and round the edge of the image mat. The border was cut using a Spellbinders edge ability die to which I added a strip of the backing paper and a ribbon/bow. The paper is one I printed off some time ago I think, but am not sure that it was from a Do Crafts CD. All the mats and the pearls are deep purple but has not photographed very well and looks black.

Hop on over to the main challenge blog to see more beautiful borders

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Photo Inspiration @ MAWTT

Good Morning crafters,
Hope you are all well, big hugs to those of you that need one.

Pami is hostess this week with Team A playing along over at
Moving Along With The Times
The theme this week is some photo inspiration, here is the photo:

Here is my card, I chose to use the colours in the photo on my card. However you can interpret this anyway you like, maybe springtime or Easter etc.

I have used Bucket of Roses Delight from Ladybug Crafts Ink. I printed this onto a piece of card along with the sentiment so that I could cut it out to a 5.5 inch square. This was then mounted onto a piece of black card before mounting onto the card blank. The image was coloured with markers. The fishtail banners were cut on the silhouette then added to the card. I finished off the card by adding a few pearls and doodling round the edge of the card and fishtails. I was quite pleased how this one turned out and made several in different colour ways.

Hopefully you will join in the challenge this week which you can find here

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #198

Good Morning my Crafty Friends,

Are you all enjoying the nice weather?
I would imagine a lot  of time is being spent in the garden, either sitting relaxing or tidying up after the winter months.

Here is the new sketch that Guylaine has designed for us over at
Sunday Sketch Challenge

Super don't you think!
Hopefully you will have a play and see what you can create using it. You can flip or rotate the sketch if you so wish or use as is, then enter your card on the main challenge blog here. Oh don't forget there must be something stamped (rubber or digi) on your card to qualify to be entered in the draw for this weeks prize.

This is what I did with the sketch:

Image - Crafters Companion - 'Phoebe stamp'
Colouring medium - Markers, chalks, glamour dust & glitter gel pen
Papers - Raspberry Road, free pad with mag
Embossed paper - Cuttlebug folder
Sentiment - Papermania stamp & Dimension Fourth alphabet stamps
All layers have been mounted onto red card & distressed with TH Tea Dye ink

Have a great day!