Wednesday, 4 September 2019

New LOTV and favourite text style...

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by

I've had a busy couple of weeks...
I went to visit my lovely friends Mary and Andrea in Newcastle for some crafty time and a catch up, always great to see them
Then I'd just got back and Jess asked me if I wanted to go up to Carlisle and Hamilton with her to take some horses to the races. It was a quick turnaround but a benefit of being retired that I can go without notice, so I was going back up the A1 before I knew it! What a lovely run though when you turn off the A1 at Scotch Corner going to Carlisle, I haven't been on that road since I was a kid and we used to go camping in Scotland

I haven't had  much chance to play with the LOTV Christmas images because my printer died. I got a new one but only just managed to find the time to set it up and install it so got a quick card made with the new Gnome Simply Prints and Hand Drawn Sentiments...

I'm hoping to find time in the next couple of days to make some cards with these and also the new ones which will be out next week, I'm a bit behind!

This fortnight's AYLI challenge theme is to showcase a project using your favourite way to add text and why. I love mixing fonts so that is definitely my favourite way to add text but because I haven't had a printer I used one of the sentiments included with this fab 'Ula be a mermaid' image from Polkadoodles who are our sponsors for this challenge. Nicky uses interesting fonts for her greetings which is pretty much what I would do myself. This card is completely different for me but I enjoyed doing a bit of colouring and I'm entering it into the Polkadoodles challenges

That's it from me,  thanks again so much for taking the time to pop by...
 and enjoy the rest of your week

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Pink and Green...

Good afternoon crafty friends, I'm late with my post for the AYLI challenge as I've been away but there's still time to enter and it's a lovely theme

Our sponsor is Lili of the Valley and we want you to showcase a project using either pink & green or blue & orange - don't forget to say which is your favourite and why to be in with a chance of winning

It was an easy choice for me, pink and green has always been one of my favourite colour combinations, I think they go so well together

This cute image is a Simply Print from Lili of the Valley (Dressed Up) and the papers are NitWit collections (Butterfly Dreams)
The sentiment is from the Lili of the Valley Everyday Greetings set

Hope you like it, I'll be back in a couple of days to tell you about my weekend

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Favourite flower...

Hello everyone, what are you up to this weekend? It's absolutely pouring down here so a crafty day for me

I'm doing a small craft fair next weekend and having a bit of a panic because I've not made much! The advice from crafty friends was keep it simple, I was spending far too long on them, so I've made a pile using old LOTV art pads and some simply prints
These 2 fitted in nicely with the current AYLI challenge which is your favourite flower (and why!)

Daisies are so pretty, I love the way they open their little faces up to the sun and we used to have a lot of fun with them when I was a child making daisy chains and playing he loves me...he loves me not (although I wouldn't pull the petals out now like we did back then!)

These cards are very simple, the LOTV image is called delightful daisies and I did the sentiments on the computer. The scalloped frame dies are Papertrey Ink and the daisy die is from a Sue Wilson set

Hope you like them, thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment. The AYLI challenge finishes on Wednesday and as always there is a great prize up for grabs and some lovely inspiration from the team

Enjoy your weekend 

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Birds or Beasts...

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by

It's been longer in between posts (again!) than I intended but...   you know, life got in the way and before I knew it another month had whizzed by!

There's still time to enter the current AYLI challenge and the theme is your favourite bird or beast and why

I'm loving these new stamps by Tracy Easson, I did a workshop with her a few weeks back and made (amongst other things) this cute little cushion...

My painting on fabric needs some practise but I really enjoyed trying a new technique
You might have seen Tracy on Hochanda last week, if not do watch on catch up and see the full range. She is an amazing lady and a fantastic artist, check out her super cute mouse images on etsy here

Enjoy the rest of your week whatever you're up to

Friday, 5 July 2019

Mama Makes on Hochanda...

Good evening everyone, it's been another lovely day here and Keith is putting some steaks on the bbq as I write! I love eating outside and we haven't really much so far this year

Just wanted to let you know that Loti is on Hochanda in the morning (8am) with some fab Christmas stamps, papers and other goodies from Mama Makes

You know I love patterned papers and I made a few little projects with them for something different...

The colours are really lovely and most of them could be used all year round

I hope you'll tune in, the new stamps are great too and I'll share my samples with those next week

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Summer or Winter?

Good afternoon lovely friends, quick post from me as I've been making the most of the sunshine and sending some time in the garden

The current AYLI challenge is to use Summer or Winter colours and say which is your favourite. I haven't got round to doing any Christmas cards yet so went with Summer, I do love this colour combo and use it a lot...

I seem to have made a lot of LOTV cards lately so I thought I'd use something different. This is from a lovely store on Etsy called StudioDudaArt and her images are a bit quirky, not cute but quite sweet I think

The sentiment is from a Polkadoodles digi kit and the pearl square die is tattered Lace. I'm not really a fan of their dies but they do have some lovely frames


Hope you like it!
Thanks so much for stopping by - have a good Tuesday!

Monday, 17 June 2019

Favourite stamp brand

Hello everyone, thanks so much for stopping by even though I'm hanging my head in shame at the way I've neglected your blogs this past month

I haven't put my holiday pics onto my laptop yet, I took so many and the thought of sorting them out keeps putting me off doing it!


I just had a lovely weekend away doing a workshop with Tracy Easson. If you haven't heard of her she is the artist behind the Wonky Tonk stamps that Paula at Which Craft! sells.
Tracy has a new range now on her own Etsy store and they are just adorable. I'll take some pics of my makes and post about them shortly


This fortnight's challenge at AYLI is to use your favourite stamp brand and why?

I LOVE so many brands and have a huge stamp stash but I didn't have to think about this one really because it has to be Lili of the Valley...

This is one of the Spring images, Happy Birthday bear...  I put him on a tag and printed out a few extra flowers to decorate. Really simple card but I think it's pretty so I hope you like it
The dotty border die is Tonic

Just in case you aren't aware, LOTV have moved to digital products only now and you can get them in their Etsy store. The original website will redirect you there


Don't forget to enter the AYLI challenge...  the prize this time is a guest spot on the DT so it would be fab to have one of you join us!


Have a lovely week everyone, got my fingers crossed for an improvement in this awful weather!