Thursday, 6 April 2017


This fortnights challenge at As You Like It Challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite shape of cardbase (& why).
This can be square but you must say why!
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

I love 15x15cm Square cards, I love the clear crisp shape and also love that I can matt and layer and love I only have to take off ½ cm off 2 sides and it's exactly the right size for the red layer and then I took off 1cm off 2 sides for the top white layer.

Here are a few challenges I am playing along with:

Ooh La La Creations - #225 Layer It Up!
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Birthday
Addicted to Stamps and More - #236 Anything Goes
House That Stamps Built - Add a Die Cut
Retarte - #94 Anything Goes

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

ABC Christmas Challenge and a Heavy Photo warning

Hey all its April YAY!
I love love love the following months....
Spring/Summer are my favourite seasons....

Here is why... I love spring flowers and visits with my son to see my niece and her family
Photo Heavy post!

We went down to Surrey for a long weekend

I Took my Niece who is getting married next year my wedding dress
sounds strange?
Well my mum made my wedding dress from scratch and as some of you know passed away in 2015
I saved my dress for 22 years I had a Son but no daughters so I saved my dress with the thought that one day maybe Amy might want to use it in some way for her wedding or to renovate and when she told me at the back end of 2016 she was getting married I asked her if she would like it and she burst into tears and said YES PLEASE!
Sorry I can't show you the dress.... but one day I will share me wearing it 22 years ago and her wearing it (hopefully renovated in 2018)

While we were visiting we went to see Reading Beat Leeds at the footy
Well done Reading Boys

 and we had a great walk to and play in the par
with my son and my Great Nephews

OK OK OK enough of the photos so here is my card for the ABC Christmas Challenge this month

Wed 5th Apr to Sunday 30th April


H – Home
– Informal

Our Sponsors are
My creation is a lovely Candle I had Robin Napkins for this last Christmas
and when I saw them in the shop I was like OoooOOOOooo I could use one of those on a candle.... Hahahahaa never mind for Christmas dinner.

So I choose H for Home - A candle to burn at home

Here are a couple of challenges I would like to play along with:

Christmas with the Cuties -Must be cute Christmas - Red and Green
2 Crafty Critter Crazies 
- Anything Goes with a Critter
Crafts and Me - Things with Wings
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas  Extra - Always Anything Christmas Goes
Scribbles Designs - Birds of a Feather
Happy Crafting x

Monday, 27 March 2017

Something a little different from me today

Spring has definitely come in our garden and then bird are nest building
This is a female siskin 

And I am keeping my fingers firmly crossed we might have the blue tits nesting this year 

and this is my Dad's cat Poppy isn't she the cutest :)

And and and this is my something a little different..
I have never done any embroidery before but a few weeks ago Sandra and I went to the Trade show
at the NEC and we saw a new company that have Contemporary Embroidery kits
This as you can see is a Fox

and here is my finished piece :)

Being this is a None card project I thought I would enter in the following challenges

My Time to Craft - Woodland Animals or Easter
PDE Linky Party - Anything But A Card
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything But A Card
Creative MomentsAnything Goes/Spring Colours
House That Stamps Built - Anything goes
Shopping Our Stash - Forest Friends - Does new stash count?

Happy Crafting friends whatever you are making :)

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Flutterby blue and some distressing too

This fortnights challenge at As You Like It Challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is

Me............ yes ME! so go check out what I have on offer :)

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
Your Favourite Colouring medium (& why).
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

Well for a long time I would have said distress inks then I tried Spectrum Noir Pens
and loved them but....
I always go back to the distress inks... they are so versatile,
you can blend as many of you already know but did you know you could water colour with them too?  I bet you do...
so here is my card water coloured cut out and layered up.

heres a different view

and here are a few challenges I will be playing along with:

Addicted to Stamps and More - # 234 - CAS
Tuesday Throwdown - #335 - Add Dimension
Pattie's Creations  - An Image - Anything with wings
Alphabet Challenge - A for Anything With Wings
Kitty Bee Designs - Living Things With Wings + DT Call
Happy Crafting :)

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