Saturday, 30 March 2013

Buttons n Bows

Well, we have actually had sun this week!  Even managed to get a couple lines of washing out too!  It still been very cold but it is just so nice to feel the warmth of the sun for a change!  We had a few flakes of snow this afternoon but thankfully they have gone and hope they don't come back!

Lili's Little Fairies Challenge this week is Buttons n Bows:

The image is Lili of the Valley and is one I have not used yet.  I think she is adorable!  I have coloured her with Promarkers.

Papers are Match Makers - Floral Prints and Me To You - Spring Chic.

Black card, ribbon and buttons are from stash.

For My Sissy

No, not my sissy, this is an order for a friend!  I am always apprehensive when I receive orders (though I do love doing them) in case they are not what they were hoping for.  I have never had any complaints so far and thankfully my friend said this was just what she wanted so I can breathe easy again!

Stamp used is from Lili of the Valley.  
Papers are: Helz Cuppleditch - Riverside Revels, Boofle Designstax and Nit Wit - Perfect Pair.
Black card is from stash and sentiment is computer generated.

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Spring Colours

The only spring colours we have here at the moment is white!  Started snowing on Friday and woke up to a winter wonderland yesterday and it continued to snow all day!  Seems to be thawing today and the sun dared to show its face but not for long!  

The Lili's Little Fairies Challenge this week is Spring Colours:

The image is from Lili of the Valley and coloured with Spectrum Noir pens.  

Papers are : Bear Necessities by Nitwit and Dreamcatcher by First Edition.

The black card and ribbon are from stash.

I have also used glitter on the flower centres, bee and butterfly but my picture does not show the sparkle!

I would also like to enter this card in Crafty Catz Challenge - Sparkle with a Box.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013


Hello my lovely blog friends, I am sure that you all know that Google Reader may be withdrawn on the 1st July.  Totally not on!

Anyway, a very good alternative I have been told about is Bloglovin'.  It is very easy to register, if I can do it anyone can believe me!  

The button is on my sidebar so please feel free to take yourself over there and sign up.  I really don't want to lose any of my followers I would hate to lose even one of you!

Its A Dog's Life

When I saw the theme for Stamping With The Dragon Challenge - Its A Dog's Life, I just had to have a go!  I totally love all animals but when it comes to domestic pets it has to be dogs.  I have been round them all my life, my parents have always had dogs, they had a dog before I was born who apparently used to guard my pram and cot!  I can't remember her but all the other since and the other numerous animals we have had, cats, budgies, hamsters but have always gone back to our faithful friends!  So I wanted to do a really lovely doggy card but unfortunately it has not turned out how I wanted, I had this design in my head but on 'paper' its not turned out the way I want.  Hey ho, perhaps someone will like it!

The image is Balloons by Katy Sue Designs.  The red and gray card paper and card are from stash as is the ribbon.  

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Hello Spring!

Though not today because it keeps raining and snowing!  Warm weather will soon be here, that's what I keep telling myself!

Den is really cracking on with the bedroom, he has now stripped off all the old paper and it is nearly ready for plastering - can't wait!

For this card I have used Party Paws - Flower from Bamboo stamp (from Crafters Companion) and coloured it with Spectrum Noir pens.  The sentiment came from the same pack.  Pink card and gem are from stash.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
The Squirrel and The Fox - Autumn or Spring

Saturday, 16 March 2013

60th Birthday

Good evening Bloggers, hope you are having a good weekend.  We have been very busy today.  Hubby ordered a skip for today, now usually they do not start work until 9 a.m. but we were rudely woken at 7.30 a.m., the skip had arrived!  Den had to dash down stairs while pulling clothes on over his jimjams, I just wandered down at my own pace, no need for me to rush!  We are re-doing our bedroom and everything is going to be replaced, furniture, flooring, skirting boards, even going to be re-plastered so its a major job and this last week we have had a good clear out getting rid of stuff we no longer want and shoving everything else in the loft, I never knew I had so much junk!

Anyway, in between all that I have had a 60th birthday card to make for Den's boss, she's a lovely lady so I wanted to do something special for her:

Everything is from a Hunkydory kit which I got for these type of occasions.  The silver and purple card are from stash.  

Friday, 15 March 2013

Spring Is In The Air!

Though you certainly wouldn't think it at the moment, we have had snow, rain, wind, sunshine, just about every weather we could have!  

Never mind, Easter will soon be here so hopefully there will be some decent weather for the four day holiday I will be having - yipeeee!

Without Words Challenge this month is Easter/Spring and could be used for either Spring or Easter time: 

The image is from Lili of the Valley and coloured with Spectrum Noir pens.  The pink card and ribbon are from stash.

Saturday, 9 March 2013

Spring Fever

Spring may be here but these last few days have been more like November!  Certainly doesn't put me in the mood to do a Spring card but definitely need some pretty colours to brighten a very dull and rainy day!

Apologies for the bad photo, this is not the best of days for photo taking!

The image is Wild Rose Studio - Bunny and Bee and the papers are Papermania - Lucy Cronmwell Designstax.  Green card and flowers are all from stash.

I have also used Sakura glitter pen on the bee and some of the flowers in the image.

I am entering this card in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Spring Fever.

Thursday, 7 March 2013


Good afternoon everyone, where has the sun gone?!  We had a few days of lovely sunshine even though it was cold and now this week we have had thick fog, rain and just generally miserable!  Hay ho, hopefully the warmer weather will be with us soon - I hope!

I decided to have a go at the Squirrel and the Fox challenge.  I came across this one while browsing other blogs and the challenge took my eye as its one of my favourite subjects - fantasy: 

The image is from Lili of the Valley and coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and Promarkers.  Papers are Daisy & Dandelion Lovingly Yours and NitWit Country Lady.  Brown card and gems are from stash.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

St. David's Day

Good afternoon everyone in blog land, hope you are having a good day.  Gorgeous sunshine and blue sky here, looks just like a Summer's day until you go outside and it is still bitterly cold but the sun just makes you feel so much better and happier!

On the 1st March it was St. David's Day here in the UK which is the theme for Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge.  This is my take on it:

I have used Dreamy Dragon by Wee stamps coloured with Spectrum Noir pens and Promarkers.  Papers are Wild Rose Studio Floral paper stack and Milton & Co paper stack.  The Green and yellow card is from stash.

I am also entering this card in the following challenges:

Stamping with the Dragon - Anything Goes

Friday, 1 March 2013

Something Simple

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend.  Yesterday we had a lovely sunny day but the sun has disappeared and its still bitterly cold.  Roll on Spring time!

Below is a card made for a friend of ours.  He was rushed into hospital last week and had an emergency operation.  He spent and few days on the high dependency ward but luckily he has now been allowed home.  He is still quite ill but getting better every day so wanted to send a quick card to cheer him up:

The image and sentiment is Fizzy Moon and coloured with Spectrum Noir pens.