Thursday, 26 April 2018

AYLI Favourite Animal

It's challenge time again at As You Like It and the theme this time is right up my street.


This was actually a tough choice for me as I love all animals, with the exception of a few creepy crawlies and I am not very keen on crocodiles, but for the purpose of this I went with dogs (please don't anyone tell Surprise, although we do refer to her as "the big dog" so I suppose she counts!!)

This was the card that I made for my Sister's Birthday, it's a perfect companion to the one I made her fella earlier in the year here.

I used the same Making Cards cd Rom and trawled through my paper library for a suitable colour match, which I think worked really well. The "Sister" stamp was a magazine freebie too and I used my favourite Mama Elephant stamp and die sets for the little tag.

It would be lovely to see you there!!

Tuesday, 24 April 2018


There is something to be said for early morning light, it means  I can get a little bit of crafting done before doing the animals!! I am here to share a card that has been made over many such mornings to satisfy some current challenges!!

This is Custard, a lovely bovine  beauty from Sugar Nellie. She takes me right back to our dairy farming days, although we didn't have one with such a name...we had a Petunia though!!

She was coloured with Promarkers and the papers are from my stash, possibly The Lovely Studio.

That is me for today. I will return later in the week with week with another type of animal.

Take Care until then xx

These are the challenges that inspired me

Penny Black and more - Black and white plus one
Dis digi challenge - Include an animal
Cards 4 galz #69 - Black and white + 1 bright colours 

Monday, 23 April 2018

Christmas with The Cutie Pies - let It Snow

Ho, ho, ho, it's Christmas time again, well in Cutie Pie land it is!!

We have a snowy theme for you this time...Let It Snow.

This is what I did with the lovely image that I chose to use from our sponsor

I fussy cut the pre-coloured image and using foam pads to mount it on the  beautiful glittery die cut snowflake panel that I found here. Behind that is some coloured mirri card and it was finished off with a sentiment from LOTV that was heat embossed . Simples!!

I hope the coming week will be a good one for you. See you soon xx

Some challenges

A Gem Of A Challenge #217 - Children's playtime
 Fussy and fancy #210 - Add a die cut
ABC  Christmas - H for hat, I for ice ( H for hat)
The Merry Christmas Challenge #16
The holly and ivy Christmas challenge #27 - Anything goes

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Happy Birthday Dec

Hello everyone. It's sunny...yay...and warm too...double yay!!! My cherry tree is bursting with blossom, the grass is growing like billyo (and what a lawnmower is in hospital!!) but so are the weeds!! Doesn't it make you feel better though to see a bit of sunshine, I know I certainly do.

Anyway, it has been a week since my last visit so I thought I would share the card I made for Declan who enjoyed a Birthday earlier in the month.

He is too old for Thomas the Tank Engine these days (although I am reliably informed that his cake resembled aforesaid engine!!) so good old DSB came to the rescue with Harry and Beer. Coloured with Promarkers and matted on to a Lovely Studio digital paper. I found a Son stamp in my stash, it was a free one, I think and the Happy Birthday is from Clearly Besotted.

I will leave you with a picture of  Declan and Mollie, taken in the snow last month!!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend xx

Some challenges

Colour Crazy Challenge week 16 - Anything goes
Daring cardmakers - Feeling Blue
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Only for boys
Back to basics and  beyond challenge #1 - Matting and layering

Sunday, 15 April 2018

An interesting kind of sketch!!

Hello lovely peeps. I hope you had a good weekend. Dare I say it, but it looks like the months of rain may be coming to an end here in the UK and I was able to go dog walking, do horsey/field stuff  and gardening without waterproofs yesterday...bliss!! This was our lane water feature on Wednesday morning!! I had been waiting for the hairy kids to say that they don't want to get wet but they never did!!!

Anyway the inspiration for today's card came from here, such an unusual and striking sketch, I just had to play.

The papers were free with a magazine ages ago and the stamps are from a Clearly Besotted set,
Rockin' Robin, coloured with Promarkers. Another Christmas card for the box!!

I hope to see you soon xx

Some Challenges

Winter Wonderland - Cute Christmas Critters
Daring cardmakers - Animal antics
CRAFT challenge #463 - Christmas
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Anything Goes