Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Favourite animal...

Good evening crafty friends, I'm sneaking in a quick post before the Easter holidays are upon us otherwise I'll forget and it will be another week! 
Thank you so much for your comments on my last post, I'm very grateful that you are still stopping by when it's been weeks since I caught up with your blogs, I promise to be round shortly to see what you've all been making

I've been watching Game of Thrones again from the beginning, I was so excited for the new season which started this week. None of my friends or family watch it but I think it's got to be one of the best things that has ever been on tv, for me anyway


The latest challenge at AYLI is your favourite animal and why, I love all animals and I think dogs would probably have to be number 1 but closely followed by cute woodland furries. I used this sweet image from Lili of the Valley called Party Parade which has 3 of them...

This one was made for the recent Spring swap which we held on the we love Lili of the Valley facebook group. Another adorable image from the Spring release...

 The dies are Doohickey (scalloped frame) Waffle Flower (loopy frame) and Memory Box (clouds). The sentiments are LOTV and images coloured with Copics.

You can enter and find all all the details for the challenge on the AYLI page here


Thanks so much for taking the time to  pop by and have a wonderful Easter weekend everyone

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

I'm back...

Good morning everyone, where has the past month gone? I just haven't found time for my blog lately despite good intentions. I keep thinking I'll call it a day but I do love blogging and going round to see what you've all been up to so I am really going to try and keep up to it better

I've had a few trips out, went on a spa day with Jess, an AALL & Create art workshop and a trip to Newcastle to see my lovely friends Mary and Andrea

I've done quite a bit of crafting so I'll share a few cards today. First is the AYLI challenge, still time to enter if you're quick and it's your favourite colouring medium sponsored by the fab Lee Holland digis. This is one of his cute images and although I've tried many different colouring products I always go back to my alcohol markers, I used Copics on this and a die by Little B...

This is a card I made for Jess's boss who had a nasty fall from her horse. I love this Spellbinders tulip frame die. She broke quite a few bones so thinking of you seemed more appropriate than get well soon. This stamp is from a lovely MFT sentiment set which I've used a lot...

I've been having a destash as I said in my last post and found some CDs that I'd bought ages ago. This is from a Thelwell one and I can't believe I haven't ever used it, the images are adorable and perfect for Jess and her horsey friends! …

Hope you like them, thanks so much for stopping by. I will be having a catch up on all your blogs this week and I'm going to try and post more regularly

Enjoy your Wednesday crafty friends

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Floral Alphabet...

Hello everyone, are you having a nice weekend? 

Here are a few more photos from amazing Iceland...


I was away when we started sneaky peeks for the fab LOTV spring release so didn't get chance to make what I wanted. They are all SO adorable and I can't wait to get more done but for now I used the pretty new flower alphabet for these 2 cards...

Hope you like them, the full alphabet is available in rubber and digi

The papers on the first card are Raspberry Road 'family ties' and the others are discontinued LOTV (sorry, I'm just using them up)


I've been sorting and having a clear out of my craft stash so if any of you didn't see my group on Facebook and would like a peek then here is the link. I'm not good at parting with things, I'm taking pics of items I haven't looked at in a year and still thinking oooh I might use that!

Thanks so much for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your weekend

Friday, 8 March 2019


Good morning crafty friends...
well another week has whizzed by in a flash!

February and March are busy for me with family birthdays and anniversaries etc so always pass quickly. I had a lovely birthday, Keith was working so I spent the day with my Mum and Sister in law and then Keith and I went for a meal last night

Lots of birthdays always mean too much eating and drinking though, we're going to Italy in May and it will be here before I know it so I need to start losing a few pounds before it's too late as my clothes are all too tight!


The latest challenge at AYLI is all about layers, I tend to use lots of layers on my cards as I find one layer/CAS very difficult
I love using Polkadoodles at the moment, this is an image from Fuzzy Puffs and the digikit is in the Horace and Boo collection…

I like fussy cutting so adding all the extra elements is fun for me and I enjoy building up the layers

As always there is lots of fab inspiration from the team, and you can find all the details for entering the challenge here


I don't usually enter challenges but I know Polkadoodles host a couple of nice ones so I've entered this card


Someone mentioned having problems leaving me a comment, has anyone else found the same? 
I love reading and appreciate all your comments so please do let me know because I need to see if there is a problem 

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a lovely weekend everyone

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Mama Makes

Good evening, hope you're all having a nice weekend

I went to the Harrogate Stamperama show this morning but was disappointed. I queued for 20 minutes to get in and it was a small room with too many people. It was heaving, you couldn't move, couldn't see anything, just got carried along in the sea of people.
I like my personal space and with the hot flushes I'm having it was just unbearable so I bought a couple of Studio Light stamps and came home.
Sadly I think the shows have had their day, there weren't many exhibitors and there wasn't anything you can't find online cheaper.
Couldn't even get in the café for a cuppa, I counted 43 people in the line!


Quick post from me tonight to let you know our Loti is on Hochanda in the morning at 10am with some new Spring floral stamps

They're a bit different and very versatile. The sentiments are Mama Makes too (apart from the Thinking of You which is MFT)
All the sets are available from the Mama Makes website or from Hochanda tomorrow


Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back with a couple of posts next week for AYLI and new LOTV so I'll share some more piccies from Iceland

Enjoy the rest of your weekend

Friday, 22 February 2019


Hello everyone, I've been AWOL again but I have an excuse as I've been away on a last minute holiday
It was a bit of a change for us, we went to North Iceland
It was absolutely amazing, what a fantastic place
The Northern Lights were weak and we couldn't go whale watching because of the blizzards but I think if those 2 things had gone to plan it would be my most favourite trip ever... and I've been on a few

The challenge this fortnight at AYLI is Christmas or Birthday and I went with Birthday.  I love making Christmas cards but because all our family birthdays and anniversaries are spread between December and March I don't usually get chance to make any until those are all out of the way.
These stamps are a bit different for me but I needed a couple of cards and didn't really want cute, it's a set from HunkyDory…

The sentiment stamp and scalloped border die are MFT, I use them both a lot


You can enter the challenge and find all the details on the AYLI blog


Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great weekend

Thursday, 7 February 2019

Favourite shape or fold...

Good morning crafty friends, thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone is well
It’s been a funny old week, I haven’t had a spare minute yet don’t seem to have actually got anything done!


The AYLI challenge for this fortnight is your favourite card shape or fold. I don’t often make shaped cards so thought I’d try something different
This Z fold is very simple to do and I really like it for a change…

This die is actually my favourite shape at the moment, it’s the MFT stitched tag corner stax…

…the eagle eyed amongst you will notice that they are the same fairies, I made this card and then had an unfortunate incident with a glass of wine! I managed to save them and used them on the first one

The little fairies are LOTV downloads from their Etsy store and the greeting is from the large magical sentiments stamp set

Watch out for news of the new cute Spring stamps from LOTV which we'll be sneaky peeking soon. We have some lovely new teamies too so lots of lovely ideas coming up for using the new images


You can enter the challenge and find all the details as well as some fab inspiration from the team on the As You Like It blog

Have a great Thursday