Friday, 21 October 2016

Frosty at Winter Wonderland

Hi everyone,

Today it's the Snowflakes turn to post for
hosted by our lovely Marie who has two themes for you
"Frosty" (either cold colours or Snowmen) or "Well Wrapped Up"

Sorry for the poor quality of my photo.
The snowflake die cut is covered in Glamour Dust
... it looks so pretty irl.

We have two wonderful sponsors offering a great prize to the winners
of this challenge


Hope you get a chance to stop by the blog
and see the beautiful creations made by my talented team mates.
and join us if you can.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Fabulous Flowers at Fab'n'Funky

Hi everyone,
It's time for a new challenge at
where our lovely Wends is hosting and challenging us with a theme of
"Fabulous Flowers"
She would like to see paper or fabric flowers used on the cards.

I've stamped and cut some flowers using products from SU

Dies are SB Gold Elements One
Ribbon and DP from my stash

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a good week.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Five of a Kind Inspiration at The Cutie Pies sorry I'm late with my reminder today.  I'm limping along with my sick computer
....oh man do I need and extra shot of patience. 
 Anyhoo I'm excited to tell you about The Cutie Pie's current challenge
that is sponsored by the wonderful
All Dress Up Stamps, with a theme of "Five of a Kind

DP is from Basic Grey and the snowflakes
 are cut using Spellbinders 2013 Snowflake Pendant die
Sentiment is from TLC

I hope you can play along with us this month in this fun challenge.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

TPS Challenge #268

Hi everyone,

I'm sad to say this will be my last post as a Team Member for The Paper Shelter.
Life has just gotten too busy for me lately and I don't see it slowing down
anytime soon.  To make it worse I am in a crafting slump that has me questioning why....

My first post with this wonderful group was Sept 25, 2013...and what a great ride it has been.
I want to thank my fabulous Team Leader Marie for always being there and
together with Shirley always running this challenge like a fine tuned clock.
Thank you also to the wonderful, super talented Veronica and Pedro
for their generosity and for allowing me to be a part of this lovely group for so long. truly make everyone feel like family.

Okay... now on to this week's theme Food or Drink.   I've used
a coloured image called Gingerbread House, available here in the shop.

Love these coloured simple to use and really pack a design punch.
Gingerbread dies are from Memory Box, Candies are QuicKutz and the Merry
Christmas die is Elizabeth Crafts.

As always there is a wonderful prize for the winner so hope to see you playing along.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by,

Two Themes at Fab'n' Funky


It's time for a new challenge at Fab'n'Funky where our talented team mate Jan 
has given us two theme to choose from:
Shades of Grey ......or Lots of Sparkle

I've chosen Grey and Pink for my card today using an image from our
wonderful sponsor this week Aurora Wings.
This beauty is called  Rite of Spring available here in the shop

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, 7 October 2016

Special Birthday Card

Hi everyone,

I hope you've had a good week.  I've not been feeling my best so it will be a short one today.

 Nikki has a Bingo board for us. Please check the blog for details

We are sponsored by the fabulous Live and Love Crafts

I've used a diagonal line (shaped card, lace, and dies) on this grey and white card.

Shape is a GoKreate die Frilly#2, all Spellbinder Dies used on the front
Lace and resin pearls from WOC
Ribbon from my stash.
This special birthday sentiment is from Netty's Cards under her freebie section 
...Thank you these digis

I would like enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today...Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating this
weekend and to those of you in Matthews path, stay safe everyone.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #321

Hi everyone,

We've a new challenge starting today at
Fab'n'Funky where our lovely Julianne is hosting.

Julianne chose a great theme for us...."Happy" 
 We need to see the word Happy somewhere on your creation.

I coloured an image generously supplied to us by our wonderful sponsor

"Bugaboo Stamps"

This fella is called BUGBDAYBIRD4 and is available here in the shop.

All the design papers and inks used are from StampinUp
Ribbon and plastic butterflies are from my stash
and the happy birthday is an old Hero Arts stamp
Glossy accents added to his eyes and then cracked
Stickles added the balloons

I would like to enter the following challenges:

I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Fall Flower Card

Hi everyone,
Today starts a new challenge at

where the theme is "Blooming Days"....we'd like to see flowers somewhere on your creation.

 I've coloured with Copics a digi from the shop called Autumn Breeze

Flowers are a mixture from my stash...majority originating from WOC.
Several punches used to create the leaves.
Sentiment created in word.

As always we are sponsored by the lovely Veronica and Pedro
who offer a fabulous prize to the winner of the challenge.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Stop by the blog and see the wonderful creations made by my talented team mates.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Another Xmas Card for the Pile

Hi everyone,

I hope your week went well and that you've something fun planned for this first Fall weekend.

Today starts a new Challenge at Winter Wonderland were our lovely Christine is the host.
As always we have two themes you can choose from, the first being a Sketch
and the second is Tic, Tac, Toe.   Both can be found on the blog post.

We have two wonderful sponsors this week,


I've used the bottom line of the Tic-Tac-Toe grid, Ribbon, Tree and Punch or Die.
My image is Pre-Coloured.  I was lucky enough to snag some of these
before the Pollycraft shop closed a few years ago.  She is called Pixie Holly.

The trees are cut using MB Magnificent Pine die
Sentiment is from LOTV stamped with VersaMark Red ink
Red ribbon from a box of chocolates.
DP Simple Stories - Cozy Christmas

Inside finished ...just waiting for a Christmas greeting.

We'd love it if you could play along with us this week.
It's never too early to get a head start on those Christmas creations.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Ribbon or Lace

Hi everyone,

I've used some fall colours on my card today for
Fab'n'Funky Challenge #319 
hosted by our lovely Catherine with a theme of "Lace and/or Ribbon".  

This is one of my favourite creations.  I just loved this Aurora Wings image that I
was fortunate enough to win on a challenge - Thank You Mitzi.
I thought she deserved a little Copic ombre colouring.
I coloured this during our stay in Muskoka this summer. Each night we had  visits from
two barred owls, one of which we managed to capture on camera,
 that I'll show you a little later in the post if you hang with me.

We have the wonderful Live & Love Crafts sponsoring us this week
with a prize of £10  to spend in the shop. 
If you are still with is the picture of our nightly visitor.  I thought
it was so cool ..he was doing what owls do best...turn for the camera.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Artistic Inspirations Challenge #163 
Craft Your Passion Challenge #330
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #24
Make My Monday Challenge #30 
Pile it On Challenge #117
Sunny Day Crafting #15
613 Avenue Create Challenge #189

Thanks for being here and I hope you can play along with us this week.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Birthday Card for Ch#264 at TPS

Hi everyone,
Today starts Challenge #264 at The Paper Shelter with a theme of
As always we have the wonderful Veronica and Pedro of The Paper Shelter
as our sponsor offering a fabulous prize of $30.
to spend in the shop to the winner using a TPS image
but if not you can still win 3 digi images of your choice

I've used a newer image called "The Most Adorable Ducky" available here in the shop. 

Here's a peek inside

Coloured with Copics:
Body: Y08, Y06, Y02  Beak Y26, Y38, YR16, Y11
Flower:  R00, RV11, BV20
Lilly pad G99, G94, G21, G20
DP - StampinUp
Largest die from SB Splendid Circles set behind the image
QuicKutz numbers 
Doily cut using Marianne CR1201 die
Tag - LOTV

I would like to enter the following challenges:


Monday, 12 September 2016

It's A Birthday Party at The Cutie Pie's

Hi everyone,
This post is for a very special Birthday. We are celebrating 
and what a great lineup of prizes we have in store for you this month.

But before I spill the beans here is my card.  I've used a sweet image from Di's Digital Stamps
called Carnation Penny available here in the shop.

To mark this special occasion, we have FIVE fantastic sponsors

 have a wonderful prize for our DT chosen winner
have a $10 online store voucher for a randomly chosen winner
have a prize of three digi stamps for a randomly chosen winner
have a prize of three digi stamps for a randomly chosen winner
Will be offered as an extra special prize for an extra special person - could that be you??? All you have to do is leave a comment on the blog post....and visit next Monday (19th September) and leave another comment on our "A Little Extra Cutie-ness"  Inspiration post to be in with a chance - it's as easy as that!
Card Details:
Coloured with Copics
Square doily made using a Martha Stewart Wild Flowers Punch set
Party Balloons from MFT
Flowers - WOC - MS leaf punches
Butterfly - MB
Pink raffia - Michaels
I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, 9 September 2016's cold outside

...oh just kidding....we are in a sauna here with record high temps but this cute image cooled me off!

Hi everyone and Happy Friday.
I'm back again as promised with my second post.
 It's the Snowflakes turn to host this week's challenge at

Winter Wonderland

where our lovely Christine has chosen two themes for you, 
 Lots of Layers or Wish Upon a Star

My choice was lots of layers using some beautiful design paper
from one of our sponsors this week. Michele R Designs
They are called Winter Frost, available here in the shop.

The image from Mo Manning is called Let's Chill. I've used my new Christmas dies that
have become my favourite...Ice Crystals from Joy Craft and Marianne Designs #CR1345.
These were on that shipment that took weeks to arrive..but so worth the wait.
The sentiment is from the Winter Frost set by Michele R Designs.
Image framed using SB Floral Ovals die

Our two fabulous sponsors this week are

offering  €10.00 (euros) voucher to be used in the shop to the winner


 offering a £10 Voucher for the store to the winner

I would like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Challenge "R"  ripped edges 

Thanks for dropping by today and I hope you can play along with us this week...
it's never to early to get started on those Christmas creations.

Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #172

Hi everyone,
Today starts a new challenge at 
where the theme selected by our team mate Tone is music.  

I've used a pre-coloured image from The Paper Shelter called
The Music Practice on my card today.

Music sheet is a Memory Box die..Musicality Collage, notes are a La La Land die set
Lace and ribbon from my stash.  Shape made using a GoKreate Frilly#2 square frame die

Our wonderful sponsor this week is 


I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by...I'll be back a little later with my second post for today.\

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Fall Colours at Fab'n'Funky

Hi everyone,

 I hope you're having a good week.  I'm slowly getting back to the swing of things...summer has a way of messing with my creativity.  I've so enjoyed the lovely long summer break at Fab'n'Funky....thank you Judith, you are the best!   But it's back to business today with a new challenge where I get to be the host. 

 For Fab'n'Funky Challenge #317 I've chosen the theme "Fall Colours".

So yes I put away my pastels and coloured up a sweet image from our fabulous sponsor this week, 
He is called "Lets Stuff Him" available under the mice category in the shop.

Coloured with Copics
Rake - Marianne Die (waited 8 weeks for this to arrive - letter said airmail but me thinks it must have come on a container ship) ...tested my patience it did
Wooden leaves - Recollections
Raffia - Hobby Lobby
Orange branch - Martha Stewart Punch
Pleated cheesecloth ribbon from a friend

As I mentioned we have the wonderful Di's Digital Stamps as our sponsor this week.
offering $12 to spend in the shop to the winner.

Di's Digi Downloads 

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by again and hope you get a chance to play
along with us this week.