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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Have I got news for you......

Hello there and thank you so much for visiting me today. In response to my post title, Yes I have got news for you.....so I do hope you will bear with me whilst I witter on!

Ok, where to start......so you know that feeling when you're really happy with your DT work, you feel like you're on top of everything and you're actually really enjoying it - then you notice that one of the challenges that you always look out for, and look forward to, is holding a DT Call.....and that little voice at the back of your head says "why not give it a go" - well I had one of those moments, and guess what, I was only invited to join the team!!!! So I am now very excited to announce that.......

I have for you today, my very first card as a member of this team, so lets start with the all important sketch
we are very kindly being sponsored Digistamp Boutique

and here is my card
MY DT CARD FEATURES:
  • Dolly Daydream image from Digistamp Boutique,with accompanying sentiment
  • coloured with promarkers
  • dotty papers from Annamarie designs, other dp from stash
  • Magnolia, lovely fence die
  • ribbon from local haberdashery store
  • card candi from craftworks
I thoroughly enjoyed using this sketch, maybe you will be inspired to use it too.....we would love for you to join in with this challenge!
In other news, we have a new addition to the family.....not another dog or small person but a 4 berth caravan! When I was young we had an Alpine Sprite, and had some wonderful holidays with it and these memories are now very special to me. For many years it had been a pipe dream for Alistair and I to have a little caravan of our own and we recently decided to take the plunge. We decided to be fairly sensible and go for a decent second hand one, while we are finding our camping feet.....and we have just had our first little weekend away with it. I am happy to report that despite a few hiccups getting the awning built up (this involved a fair amount of headscratching, staring at diagrams, glaring at each other, throwing poles down in a strop, sulking in the car for 10 minutes, more head scratching and then almost bursting into tears of joy when an old chap shuffled across the field, having seen us struggling for a while and ended up helping is put it together in no time at all) we actually had a really enjoyable and very relaxing time.



 as you can see Nippy is already taken with this 

we were staying at a campsite in a beautiful part of Kent surrounded by endless countryside, so had some wonderful walks with the dogs.


We are hoping to have another long weekend away in the next few weeks, so maybe I will have more tales to share with you.

If all this wasn't enough, I was also lucky enough to be the winner of the April Lili of the Valley challenge winner and I have mentally spent my voucher several times over - I love that LOTV now have digi stamps too.

If you're still with me.....thank you for taking the time to read my ramblings, have a great day xx

Monday, 17 April 2017

Bunnies, Chicks and Cutie Pies

Hello, my lovely friends - hope you all had a very Happy, Peaceful and Blessed Easter Weekend,

I'm sure by now you've all finished munching your way through your Choccie Eggs, so if you have a little time on your hands today....why not "hop" on over and join in with the current Cutie Pie challenge - our theme this time is
Bunnies and Chicks
we are sponsored by our lovely friends at 
who once again, also provided the team with the most adorable images to play with - I chose Bunny with Carrots!

click in the box to join in the fun!

Friday, 14 April 2017

One for my Mum

 Good Morning, thank you for visiting me today - may I wish you a Happy and Blessed Easter!

I have something of a special card to share today - this is the Mother's Day card that I made FOR my Mum......
FROM this lovely old girl.....
the completely beautiful Tilly!

It was given to Mum before I remembered to take a snap, hence the delay in blogging.

Today's card features:
  • Swing Time from LOTV
  • coloured with promarkers
  • lacy circle die 
  • Xcut Penant die
  • papers and butterfly dies - magazine freebies
  • woodware corner punch
  • Dovecraft pearls
  • sentiment uses Time after Time font
I would like to enter:

Enjoy your weekend, I am off to work very soon - Easter is generally our busiest time of year so I am expecting 5 busy hours ahead!

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Animals, Birds and Crafty Friends.....

Good Morning to you, and thank you for dropping in today, hope the weekend has got off to a good start...maybe you'll be doing exactly what the wee mousie is up to in today's card.......(relaxing, as opposed to languishing over toadstools, of course, lol)

So today starts a new Crafty Friends Challenge
and our theme this time is
Birds/Animals
our very lovely sponsors are 
who also provided some gorgeous images for the DT to work with.

MY DT CARD FEATURES:

  • Sleeping Mouse - from Toadstool Printables
  • coloured with promarkers
  • Sakura white gelly pen added to cap of toadstool
  • papers are an old Magazine freebie
  • ribbon from The Ribbon Girl (I think?)
  • wooden heart from stash
  • wee wooden ladybird from home bargains
With such a lovely theme to play with, and more gorgeous inspiration from the DT...we would love to see hop on over and join in with us

Best Wishes on a Sunny Saturday

Hello there, depending on which order you may be reading, this is either the first or second post of the day....it's been a busy week, and whilst I wanted to make at least one "just for fun" card it has taken me several days to do so.

I have a couple of fave images, at the moment, that I keep coming back to....and this is most certainly one of them!
Today's card features:

  • Arthur and Flower from Digistamp Boutique
  • coloured with promarkers
  • two mini sentiments from LC designs
  • Spellbinders fancy circle die
  • Gingham paper from scrap box and other paper from The Works
  • brads and flower charm from Hobbycraft
Once again I was lucky enough to go into London with Alistair and Megan to see a West End Show - this time it was "Half a Sixpence" - I have a vague recollection of seeing the Tommy Steele film on the TV many years ago, but I knew nothing about the story at all - have to say I thought it was wonderful! It was a real nod back in time, and I thoroughly enjoyed it - great cast....and must add, that although we has booked the cheapest seats up in the top balcony - when we got there last night our seats were upgraded to middle of the Royal Circle, so we had an amazing view too - fantastic evening!

Monday, 27 March 2017

Red & Green Must be Seen!

Hello there, my lovely blog chums......so it's a new week and time for a new challenge at
our theme is
RED & GREEN
It's such a nice, easy theme....and we all like to use these traditional colours on our Christmas cards, so I do hope to see lots of you joining us, you'll be very welcome!

Our lovely Sponsors for this challenge are long time friends of the Cuties, so many thanks to

Once again our fantastic team have come up with some amazing cards to delight and inspire you.....so what are you waiting for - see you over there!

My DT card features:
  • Little Penguin - Winter from Bugaboo
  • coloured with Promarkers
  • green dotty paper is a magazine freebie
  • red card from Payper Box (if you're not familiar with Payper Box, it's a bit of a pick'n'mix, where you have the challenge of trying to squeeze as much as you can in your box, but at the same time not squeezing too much as you don't want to hurt your new lovely papers....when we were on holiday in Scotland I was almost giddy with excitement to find a stand in the gift shop at the Deer Park!)
  • Ribbon from stash
  • Dies used: Memory Box precious mittens die and Xcut scalloped squares
  • White Sakura gelly pen used for faux stitching and highlighting
I would like to enter:




Sunday, 26 March 2017

Happy Mothers Day!

Thank you for dropping in today......if you are celebrating Mother's Day today, then I hope you have a lovely, lovely day. This will be my first Mothers day with one of my kids away, as Megan is still away at Uni until next weekend, then she'll be home for Easter.....sending big hugs to those that are not able to be with their Mum's today. I am looking forward to spending time with my own mother this afternoon. As the weather is a little more agreeable this weekend, I may even venture out into the front garden and make a start on the weed attack that I have been avoiding!

A few days ago I was trawling through a folder of digi stamps and I landed upon this absolute Cutie from Di's that I have had in my collection for quite a few years now, it's always been one that I return to time after time, but it was well overdue a printing and colouring! I went upstairs yesterday to put away a pile of ironing - got distracted....this card is the result, and it wasn't till I went to bed last night that I remembered the pile of clothes still waiting patiently to be put away!!!
Today's card features:

  • Mouse image from Di's Digi's
  • coloured with promarkers
  • Trimcraft Floral Fancy papers
  • sentiment  from LC designs
  • Dies used Memory Box label die, Spellbinders circle and fancy circle dies, Joycraft mini flowers and Butterfly die (magazine freebie!)
  • Woodware corner punch
  • ribbon and lace from local haberdashery
  • dovecraft acrylic dome stickers and doily
I would like to enter:
(glittery card, paper doily, ribbon, lace and acrylic dome stickers)

Will be back tomorrow with a new Christmas with the Cuties challenge, but cheerio for now and thank you again for visiting xx