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Monday, 8 December 2014

Mistletoe Kisses

Morning All, soooo sorry for my late post today, I forgot to schedule on on Friday for Saturday morning and have had such a really busy weekend getting all the decorations up for Christmas that it completely slipped my mind!
My post today is for the new challenge over at

Challenge 25 is Unusual Christmas and as always we have some great sponsors who are
Prize is 2 Images

Prize Is 4 Images

 Prize Is 3 Images

Prize Is 5 Images

I chose to use a Delicious Doodles Image called Mistletoe Kisses and for the "unusual" part I opted for unusual Christmas colours.


Recipe :
Backing Card - Craft Outlet Spalding
DP's - Nitwit Collections - Snow Princess Too
Flowers - Petal Lu
Image - Delicious Doodles - Mistletoe Kisses - Coloured With Promarkers
Corner/Gems /Twine - From Stash
Large Flower/ Glittered Twist - Handmade By Me
I'm entering this card into the following challenges :

Craft Your Passion - Challenge 243 - Non Traditional Christmas 
 Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes - All Things Christmas
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - 2/12 - 8/12 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge 223 - Bling It On
Creative Moments - Challenge 57 - Anything Goes - Winter
Diva's By Design - Feeling Festive
Inky Impressions - Challenge 188 - Snow
CRAFT - Challenge 288 - 4th December - Christmas
Little Miss Muffet - Challenge 100 - Anything Goes
Milk Coffee Challenges - Christmas With Non Traditional Colours
Moving Along With The Times - Christmas Climate
Sassy Studios - Challenge 258 - All That Glitters
Alphabet Challenge Blog - V For Variety
Crafts For Eternity - Winter
Delicious Doodles - Challenge 113 - Non Traditional Christmas
Di's Digis - Christmas Challenge
Kitty Bee - Challenge 38 - Unusal Christmas Colours
A Gem Of A Challenge - Challenge 134 - Anything Christmas
The Artistic Stamper - December - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 265 - Snowflakes
Lacy Sunshine - Challenge 48 - Holiday Joy
Pile It On - Challenge 49 - Anything Goes
Scribble And Scrap - Challenge 33 - Always Anything Goes
Simon Says - Christmas/Holidays 

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Monday, 1 December 2014

Pretty Maids - All In A Row

Morning all, can you believe it's December 1st already, how quickly has this year flown by. I'm getting organised for Christmas at home, did all my cleaning in preparation yesterday and the decorations are ready to go up at the weekend! (I'm normally fairly traditional and don't put them up until 2 wks before but we're away that weekend). I've still got Christmas cards to make but today is one of the finished ones.  It's not quite 8 Maids A Milking but they are very pretty Maids All In A Row.   It's for the new challenge over at 
It's a nice easy one this time, the theme is Anything Goes.  
We're sponsored this time by the lovely 
The prize this month is either 3 digi stamps or 1 digi set.  
Pop on over, it's well worth the visit.
Becky kindly gave the team some images to work with but I had first choice last time so I went with a different image.  Details are below.

Recipe :
Backing Card : Home Bargains
DP's -  Unknown At Present (To Be Added)
Image - LOTV - All In A Row - Coloured with promarkers cut with Spellbinders Floral Ovals
Liquid Pearls 
Pine Branch - Poppy Stamps - Stamp And Punch
Sentiment - LOTV - Set 26 - Simply Sophisticated
Gems/Twine/Charm - From Stash
Holly Leaves - Berries - Memory Box Mini Holly Leaves

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
My Craft Creations - 24/11 - 6/12 - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - December - Anything Goes
Oooh La La Creations - Challenge 170 - Christmas
Paper Nest Dolls - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Use Die Cuts
ABC - Y Is For Yuletide
Crafty Hazelnut - December Christmas Challenge
Fab And Funky - Anything With Die Cuts
Penny's Challenges - Challenge 205 - Anything Goes
Scrappers Delights - Challenge 36 - Anything Goes Or Traditional Christmas
Simon Says - Anything Goes
The Stamping Chef - Challenge 57 - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Challenge 222 - Use Die Cuts
CRAFT - Challenge 287 - Christmas Present
Milk Coffee Challenge - Lots Of Embellishments
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Winter Wonderland
Di's Digi's - Creations For Or With Kids
Fussy And Fancy - Challenge 128 - Happy Holidays
Artistic Stamper - December - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - November - It's All About Christmas
Scribble And Scrap - Challenge 32 - Always Anything Goes

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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

GDT - Inky Impressions - Sports/Hobbies

Morning all, an extra post from me this week! I entered a card over at  
and was the random winner. This won me 4 digi images and a chance to be guest designer. They very kindly supplied me with an image which I had great fun with. (It doesn't seem to have been put on their blog but at least I can show it off here! lol).
They do some fabulous challenges, pop on over and give them a go!

Recipe :  Backing Card - Home Bargains
DP's - Nitwit Collections Little Men Too
Twine/Stars - From Stash
Image - Inky Impressions Baseball Nicholas coloured with promarkers
Sentiment - Whimsy Stamps

I am entering this card into the following challenges :
The Pink Elephant - Challenge 278 - Anything Goes
Papernest Dolls - Challenge 23 - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Challenge 75 - Stripes
Through The Craft Room Door - Nov 25th - Dec 1st - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenges - Challenge 205 - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
The Stamping Chef - Challenge 57 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Challenge 160 - Anything Goes
Di's Digi's - Creations For/With Kids
Scribble And Scrap - Challenge 32 - Anything Goes


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Saturday, 22 November 2014

Grateful

Morning all.  It's a bit dull here today but at least the rain has stopped.  Have a lot to do today, going to be decorating so busy packing a lot of bits away!  Looking forward to it being done but not the nightmare getting everything ready before hand  lol   Anyway had a bit of light relief this week doing my challenge card for 
This fortnights challenge is Grateful - this ties in wonderfully with giving thanks to the fabulous sponsors who give us some amazing images to work with.
This time our sponsors are
 Prize - 3 Images

Prize 5 Images

Prize 4 Images
Prize 3 Images

Prize 3 Images

I chose to use an image from Digi Stamps 4 Joy (details below) and it was fun colouring her.

Recipe :
Backing Card - The Craft Outlet - Spalding
DP's - Niwit Collections  (details stored on different pc - will update Monday)
Image - Digi Stamps 4 Joy - A Birdie Told Me - coloured with Promarkers
Flowers - Petal Lu
Gems - From Stash
Sentiment - LOTV - Set 30 Vintage Sentiments - Occasions

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Card Mania - Challenge 17 - Use A Digi
Dream Valley Challenge - Challenge 95 - Anything Goes
Fitztown - Challenge 62 - Anything Goes
Paper Girls - Challenge 62 - Thank You Card (Send It On)  - Sending to my BFF Phyllis for all the little thing she does for me :-)
Crafty Sentiments - 2 Or More Papers Design Challenge
Papertake Weekly - So Girly
Through The Craft Room Door - Nov 18th/Nov 24th - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenge - Challenge 204 - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Thanks/Thanksgiving
The Stamping Chef - Challenge 56 - Anything Goes
http://creativecornerchallenges.blogspot.de/ - Favourite Layout
Kitty Bee - Challenge 37 - Anything Goes
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Monday, 17 November 2014

Oh Christmas Tree

Morning all from a bright and dry (at the moment) Hull.  I'm back today with my card which I've made for my DT position on a great new blog which is
Unfortunately Crafting At The Weekend had to take a break so my DT position with them didn't last very long lol but Angie from the team (who also sponsored on the blog) very kindly set up this fab new blog.  Today is the second challenge and the theme is Anything Goes with a Twist - Use Glitter.

The sponsor for this challenge is Whoopsi Daisy and you can win two terrific sheets of images from them as your prize.  Please do come over and support the new blog, we have some great challenges and sponsors lined up and apart from winning some fab prizes you get to come and have fun!

My card today has an image from one of the lovely Whoopsi Daisy Sheets and I really enjoyed colouring it.

Recipe :
Backing Card - Pearlised Green Card - From Craft Show
DP's - Nitwit Collections - Woodland Wishes Too
Image - Whoopsi Daisy Coloured With Promarkers (Tree Decorated With Stickles Glitter Glue)
Sentiment - Create With TLC
Flowers - Petal Lu
Bauble Die - Joy Crafts Christmas Ornaments

I'm entering this card into the following Challenges :
Card Mania - Use A Digi
The Paper Nest Dolls - Challenge 23 - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - November - Christmas
Divas By Design - Photo Inspiration
Ruby's Rainbow - Challenge 92 - Non Traditional Christmas
Word Art Wednesday - Challenge 158 - Anything Goes
The Stamping Chef - Challenge 55 - Anything Goes
CRAFT - 13th November - Christmas
Alphabet - T For Traditional Christmas
Crafty Catz - Challenge 255 - Christmas Is Coming
Creative Corner - Let It Sparkle
Crafty Sentiments - 2 Or More Paper Design Challenge
Through The Craft Room Door - Nov 18/Nov 24 - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - 10th Nov - 22nd Nov - Christmas
One Crazy Stamper - November - Anything Goes
The Artistic Stamper - November - Christmas Is Coming
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - November
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Decorations
Crafty Calendar - November - It's All About Christmas
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Sunday, 9 November 2014

I'm All A Twitter!

Hey guys,another lovely day here today.  Sorry I didn't get my post up yesterday, had a really busy day.  We're planning on decorating our bedroom so had a morning packing things up so we can strip the room.  We went through to Hornsea to the Freeport yesterday afternoon to do a bit of shopping and then we stayed for the bonfire and firework display.  Finished the day off with a lovely meal out at the Railway Inn, New Ellerby.  If you get a chance pop in, it was lovely!

The new challenge over at 
is Fowl Of All Kinds.  
We have been very kindly sponsored by
 Who are giving a $12 certificate to the winner
 and their prize is 2 Images
 With a very generous 5 Image Prize
with a prize of 3 Images
Giving 3 Images for the prize
So lots of chances to win, make sure you come and join us.

I used an image from the Stamping Chef (details are below).
Recipe :
Backing Card - The Craft Outlet - Spalding
DP's - Raspberry Road - Whoo Loves You
Twine - American Crafts
Stars/Gems - Stash
Corner - Whimsy Stamps - Raindrop Echo Corner Stamp Set
Flower Stalk - Memory Box Forget Me Not Stem
Image/Sentiment - Stamping Chef (KN)OWL(EDGE) coloured with promarkers

I'm entering this into the following challenges :
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Saturday, 1 November 2014

Old Faithful

Hi guys, really sorry for my extremely late post today. Internet has been really playing up and couldn't keep a connection! Anyway, hope my post today is worth the wait cos I have some great news before I tell you about the latest challenge.

And here it is - Crafts Galore Encore are having a DT call!  Just click the image and you can read all about it.
It's a really fun blog to be a part of and we have some good laughs!  The challenge is once a month so nothing too demanding, there are great images to use and some fabulous themes.  Please do pop over and enter, even if you haven't been on a DT before, I'm quite new to it and hey - we all have to start somewhere!  Good Luck

Anyway, on to this months challenge at
CRAFTS GALORE ENCORE
It's an Anything Goes challenge so you have free reign to make whatever you want, a card, knitting, crochet, or any other craft you can think of.  I decided to go back to CD crafting for this one just for a change.  I've been doing lots of stamping/colouring challenges lately and thought it would be good to revisit something I haven't used in a while.  We are sponsored by the lovely
who are giving the lucky winner 2 digi sheets of their choice.
This is my DT card for this month

Recipe :
Backing Card - Craft Outlet Spalding
Backing Papers - Docrafts Me To You Especially For You CD
Image - Docrafts  Me To You Especially For You CD (Framed with Spellbinders Lacy Squares)
Star Die Cuts - Memory Box Precious Stars (edged with Glamour Dust)
Gem - From Stash
Sentiment - Computer Generated

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Bunny Zoe - October Challenge - Animals
The Paper Girls - Challenge 66 - Anything Goes
Paper Nest Dolls - Challenge 22 - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Challenge 274 - Anything Goes
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Saturday, 25 October 2014

The Witching Hour

Morning all, it's lovely and crisp here this morning.  We're expecting high winds later today though!
Have done some housework this morning and I'm planning on catching up with some TV this afternoon.  Hopefully if it stays bright enough I might even get some colouring done!  Off to the cinema tonight so all in all a lovely relaxing day.  Enjoy, whatever you're up to.

  It's time for another new challenge today over at
This time the challenge is Halloween/Dressing Up.  We have some great sponsors lined up again for this challenge and they are 





I've used a crafty sentiments design for my card today and I was able to use my new La La Lands die for the spider web....the advantage of my sister having a villa in Florida...I can order stuff over there for a fraction of the price and they bring them back for me! lol

Recipe :
Backing Card - The Craft Outlet - Spalding
DP's - Word Paper/Stripe Paper - Nitwit Collections - Eerisistable Too
           Spider Paper - Bearly Mine Designs
Spider Web - La La Lands Crafts  - Spider Web Corner (glittered with black glitter from stash)
Sentiment made with Peel Offs
Black Gems - From Stash
Image - Crafty Sentiment Designs - Annabel The Witch - Coloured with promarkers and edged with peel offs

I'm entering this into the following challenges :
The Paper Girls - Challenge 66 - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Challene 273 - Trick Or Treat
Bearly Mine - October Challenge - Halloween
Crafty Sentiments - Use A Sentiment
Creatalicious Challenge - Challenge 68 - Orange/Green
Through The Craft Room Door - Oct 21 - Oct 27 - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge 218 - Halloween Colours
ABC Challenge - V Is For Vibrant
The Stamping Chef - Challenge 52 - Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps - Challenge 76 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Challenge 155 - Anything Goes
CRAFT Challenge - Challenge 282 - Autumn/Thanksgiving/Halloween/Bonfire Night
Creative Knockouts - Challenge 60 - Halloween
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 34 - Trick Or Treat
Milk Coffee Challenge - Halloween Challenge
Delicious Doodles - Halloween
Wags N Whiskers - Challenge 140 - Stripes
A Gem Of A Challenge - Challenge 131 - Trick or Treat/Halloween
Lacy Sunshine - Challenge 44 - Halloween
Sentimental Sundays - Challenge 29 - Too Cute To Spook
Di's Digi Designs - Halloween
Karleigh Sue - Challenge 2 - Halloween Themed
Dream Valley - Challenge 93 - Halloween
Crafts 4 Eternity - Challenge 199 - Halloween
Creative Corner - Happy Halloween
Kitty Bee Designs - Challenge 35 - Halloween
Scrappers Delights - Challenge 34 - Halloween
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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Crafty News And Another Challenge!

Hi everyone, hope I find you all well today. I have some news today - It was announced on the blog a couple of weeks ago but today is a new midweek challenge over at
and I'm delighted to have been picked as a new DT member for them.  As we came into the challenge mid way we were allowed to use any image we wanted for this challenge.  I have chosen a LOTV image that I was given for a birthday pressie.
We have a couple of sponsors for this challenge who are 
Ditzie Crafts
 Nikki Burnette

The image on my card is LOTV Bonfire, just perfect for these Autumn days!

Recipe :
Backing Card : Wilkinsons
DP's - Nitwit Collections - Summers End
Image - LOTV Bonfire Coloured With Promarkers
Gems - From Stash
Flowers - Petal Lu
Fence Die - La La Land Hearts Fence

I'm entering this card into the following challenges 


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Saturday, 11 October 2014

Pumpkin Patch

Morning all, looks lovely and bright out there today but it also looks like there might be a chill in the air. Perfect day for sitting in, doing some housework (oops, sorry for swearing) and then hopefully an afternoon of colouring.

It's also new challenge day over at
 This is challenge 21 and it's Jack O' Lanterns/Pumpkins.

We have 4 fantastic sponsors for this challenge who are
who are giving 7 images to the winner
who are giving 3 images as the prize
 with 3 images given to the winner
where you can win 5 images.

I have used an image called Jack O' Lanterns from Sentimental Susan for my project.  I decided to make a Halloween Wall Hanging.
As always details of my project are underneath and if you click on any of the pictures above my project they will take you directly to the sponsors.  Please come and join us for our fun challenge and good luck to all who enter!

Recipe :
Backing card - From Stash
Image - Jack O' Lanterns - Sentimental Susan - Coloured with Promarkers
Backing Paper - Details to follow
Boo Die Cut - Sizzix Big Z Die - Gothic Boo (Tim Holtz Alterations) - cut out and then glued and dipped in black fine glitter.
Glitter Ribbon - From Stash

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
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