Friday, 19 January 2018

Panda in Love

Hi Folks!
It's a bright but chilly afternoon here in Hampshire - I'm in a good mood because Friday has finally arrived, it's been a long week! Not got big plans for the weekend, hopefully some time to craft.
Today, I wanted to share my entry  for the monthly progressive challenge over at Gerda Steiner Designs using Panda in Love. 


I fell in love with this little panda as soon as he arrived in my inbox. I coloured him up last night and raided my scraps folders to find suitable papers. I love how this turned out, I think it could be used for lots of occasions. 

I'm looking forward to seeing the new image Gerda sends out for February, so far they have all been super cute and fun to colour.

Thanks for visiting today and for any comments you leave xx

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge - Something New = new stamp
Crafty CatzA/Goes
CRAFT - Love / Valentines
CHNPP A/Goes with patterned paper
Cute Card Thursday - Something Fun

Monday, 15 January 2018

Jasper and Flower

Morning Folks!
How can it be Monday again so quickly? I'm sure the weekends are getting shorter! We are also midway through January (hooray!!) so it's time for a new challenge over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. This time we would like to see:

THANK YOU CARDS 

I recently treated myself to some new digis in the sale over at DigiStamp Boutique - this one is Jasper and Flower which I thought would be useful for lots of occasions, including Thank you!  The papers are a mixture of LOTV , Forever Friends and a magazine freebie. The sentiment tag is LOTV too.


He was great fun to colour!


Please visit the main blog

to see the inspiration from the rest of the design team!

Thank you so much for visiting today and for any comments you're kind enough to leave xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
DigiStamp Boutique - January Customer Competition
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
MAWTT - Flowers
Cute Card Thursday - Something New (digi stamp)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Simon Says stamp - Use patterned paper
I love promarkers - Thank you 
Deep Ocean Challenge - Something New (new stamp)
CHNPP - Anything goes with patterned paper

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Yappy Birthday!

Morning Folks!
I can't believe we are well into January, I'm still writing 2017 - perhaps it's my brain slowing in the dull weather!

Just popping by to let you know that this week, the new challenge at Passion for Promarkers is to

MAKE A MASCULINE CARD 

Stop groaning  ...... you can do this, put the flowers and sparkly stuff down!!

Here's my card using one of my favourite Penny Black stamps for the dreaded male make, it's called Circus Act.  Dogs are quite popular in my family who aren't really into the classic sporty or drinking images. I love colouring all the little pups, their expressions always make me smile, especially the ones that can't see what's going on. The sentiment die is from Cut and Make  -  with a slight bit of snipping and adjustment to make it more appropriate! 


The papers are from my scraps folders along with a tiny snippet of ribbon which was just about long enough! I always think CAS is the way to go with masculine cards so I just added a charm attached with a copper brad (both antiques from my stash!!)

Don't forget to pop over to
 to see what the rest of the design team have made!
Get creating with your Letraset / Winsor & Newton markers and join us!! Remember you can enter any type of creation, it doesn't have to be a card.

This week we are sponsored by:

who are offering a digi stamp to our lucky winner!
Thanks for visiting today xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:
CHNPP - Anything goes with patterned paper
Crafty Animals - Anything goes with an animal
A Gem of a Challenge - Happy Anything
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Creative Knockouts - Celebrations
Word Art Wednesday - Anything goes
SNSRC - Celebrate
Noor! Design UK - Anything goes


Monday, 1 January 2018

WHITE ON WHITE

Happy New Year Everyone!!
Wishing you good health and happiness in 2018!

 We have a new challenge over at SPARKLES CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE today and the theme is:

WHITE ON WHITE

I know we have only just finished Christmas but just think how prepared you'll be next December if you make something now !!

Here's my card, I always struggle with white on white and this one was no different. I did try just straight white but the end result just looked flat and boring so I sneaked in a bit of silvery white glitter card too. It does look better in real life but it was a bit gloomy here when I took the photo.


The bauble and wording dies are both made by Xcut.

Please click the piccy below to visit the main blog
and see the inspiration from the rest of the design team! You have a whole month to join us, we'd love to see what you make! 


Thank you so much for visiting today and for any comments you're kind enough to leave xx

I'd also like to enter the challenges at:

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Birthday Nell

Morning Folks!
Less than a week to go ....
No Christmas card to share with you today but I do want to let you know that the fabulous Mega Christmas Challenge is continuing over at Passion for Promarkers. Our theme is 

ADD A SENTIMENT

so nice and easy and suitable for any occasion - so you don't have to make a Crimbo card if you don't want to!

There are lots of fabulous prizes on offer (wish I could enter myself !!) you can check out all the details over on the main blog post here. The rest of the team 2 girlies have some fabulous cards to show you this week. The challenge is open until 2nd January so you've got plenty of time to grab your promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, metallic or aqua markers and join us!

Here's my card, I needed a break from snowy cards! I've used a super cute digi from Digistamp Boutique (one of our sponsors) called Birthday Nell. Papers are from Crafters Companion and magazine freebies.


Here's a closer look. The all important sentiment is a rub on from an old Letraset pack


Thanks for looking and have a great day, whatever you're doing!

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
Digistamp Boutique - December Challenge
CHNPP - Anything goes with patterned paper

Friday, 15 December 2017

Santa suit

Hi Folks!
It's not that long until the big event, so over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges we'd like to see your 

QUICK CHRISTMAS CARDS 

or for those of you that are either totally organised or running way too late 

HAPPY NEW YEAR CARDS

Here's my card, not an original idea, there are lots of variations of this on Pinterest e.g. gift bags, tags etc. but it was super quick to make! 
Here's the ingredients list:
Red corrugated card from The Paper Mill, 
Sparkly white paper cut with Fiskars edge punch, 
Gold buckle (cut with an antique Spellbinders die) with a strip of black paper threaded through and 
2 black card candi 


Please visit the main blog

to see the inspiration from the rest of the design team!

Thank you so much for visiting today and for any comments you're kind enough to leave xx



Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Mega Challenge

Afternoon Folks!

No card to share with you but I do want to let you know that the fabulous Mega Christmas Challenge is starting today over at Passion for Promarkers. Our theme is 

ADD A SENTIMENT

so nice and easy and suitable for any occasion so you don't have to make a Crimbo card if you don't want to!
There are lots of fabulous prizes on offer (wish I could enter myself !!) you can check out all the details over on the main blog post here. The team 1 girlies have some fabulous cards to show you this week and the team 2 girls, including me ;-) will be along on the 19th with some more inspiration  The challenge is open until 2nd January so you've got plenty of time to grab your promarkers, flex markers, tria markers, metallic or aqua markers and join us!