Thursday, 13 July 2017

Pearls or Gems?...you decide!!

Hello, me again and quite unusual these days. How I wish I had time to make cards to blog for the sake of it and not just DT work. Thankfully this is my last week of holiday cover for a month so fingers crossed!! 

We have a new challenge at


where the theme is Pearls or Gems?

For me it has to be pearls, you can get such a wonderful selection of colours these days ( I have tried to colour white ones with Promarkers but it's never been particularly successful!!). they add a lovely finishing touch to all styles of cards whether elaborate or simple...like mine today.


Now, this little piggy is part of an MFT set that I bought a long time ago, I have a collection of pigs you see and just had to have it and it has remained uninked until now!! Sound familiar?!! I was inspired by a design that I found on Pinterest one day. I fussy cut him myself and coloured him with Promarkers. See what I mean about the pearls...just right!!

Before I go I must share a picture of the fur babies, we have had them a year now, how that time has flown. They have grown into truly delightful dogs and in spite of their voracious appetites for "Walkies" and digging in my precious lawn they are well and truly established as the bosses and completely in charge!!



I love comparing then and now!! 

I really am going now. Take Care xx

Some challenges

I love Promarkers #339 - Anything goes 

Monday, 10 July 2017

Here come the girls


It's Cutie Pie Challenge time today and our theme is

Here Come The Girls

Crafty Sentiments are sponsoring this challenge and we were supplied with images to use. This one is Emmi Loo - Just Me, isn't she cute?!!



I printed her out on the lightest setting in order to try the "no lines" look with my Promarkers. I think it actually worked, to a degree!! The pretty papers are Marianne Design Peach and Mint. I faffed about with the white mats but am actually quite pleased with the look. Do hope that you will join us with your Cute girlie makes.

See you later in the week xx

Some challenges

Crafty Calendar July - Anything Goes
Crafting with friends #47 - Anything Goes
Kitty Bee #98 - Girly cards

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Meg and Kitty - Sasayaki DT

Hello everyone. hope you are all well and that life is being good to you. It's my turn to share some inspiration at Sasayaki Glitter today and I chose Meg in her summer attire. I used her about this time last year here if you want a look!! Anyway here she is with her ice cream!!


She is such a sweet character and I broke open a paper pad that fell into my basket during a visit to The Range some time ago (I must be due another visit I reckon!!). I chose Promarkers to match and used one of Jules' sketches. Apologies for the shadows but THE SUN IS SHINING and I think it looks rather nice in dappled light.

Speaking of sun, I am very excited that, as we had a paddock unoccupied, we have made some hay this year ( sad...I know...I am easily pleased, what can I say?!!). There is nothing quite like the sweet smell of a good bale of hay, it's quite intoxicating, unless you are a hayfever sufferer of course :0( 

Anyway, that is me for today. Toodles until next time xx

Some Challenges

Passion for Promarkers #402 - Anything goes
Addicted to stamps #151 - Summer/beaches
Ribbon Girl - Card Challenge + ribbon

Thursday, 29 June 2017

AYLI Favourite way to add ribbon


Hello friends, Thursday again, sniffing distance of the weekend and another new challenge at



We would love to know your favourite way to add ribbon. I don't always use ribbon, but when I do I tie a bow ( in this case, seam binding) and attach to a length of the same ribbon wrapped around the card, as you can see below. It adds a bit of "pretty" without too much fuss.


I have made a get well card this time using some goodies from My Mum's Craft Shop, where there are currently bargains galore to be had!! I love fussy cutting images usually but could well be a convert having bought the die to match the gorgeous MFT stamp!! She was coloured with Promarkers to match the papers, as usual!! To add some definition I inked the edges of the papers too, must do that more often as I quite like the effect!!

Well, that is me for today. Thank you for your visit xx

Some challenges

The Ribbon Girl - June any image challenge
Digi Choosday #26 - Anything goes

Monday, 26 June 2017

CAS at Cutie Pie christmas.


Guess what...six months today it will be Boxing Day!! If you want to get ahead with your Christmas cards why not join in the new challenge at


the theme, out of my comfort zone a little, is

Clean Cute and Simple


I used the snowman from our sponsor Crafty Sentiments, who was coloured with Promarkers and then fussy cut.

I can't tell you how hard it was not to add some paper,  but I settled on my good old Cuttlebug embossing folder for a bit of interest, some twine and Mama Elephant tags and stamps...again. I gave him a black glittery nose too...as you do!!

See you soon  xx

Some challenges

Winter Wonderland - Snowmen