Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Fab'n'Funky DT card #363 ~ Flower Embellishments...


Hello all....hope your week is going well!


It's time for a great new challenge over at Fab'n'Funky and this week our lovely Judith    ....has chosen a great theme...

Flower Embellishments

I'm joining in with team Fab this week, sharing a Wedding card I made earlier for a family member using some gorgeous flower embellishments from Wild Orchid Crafts


made a box for card too!



Do hope you will play along with us... pop over to Fab'n'Funky to see my teamies gorgeous creations for lots of great inspiration.

Thanks for popping by today xx

Hugs
Monday, 18 September 2017

My Favourite Cutie Image.. at the Cutie Pie's...


Hiya...hope you had a lovely weekend.

We are celebrating our 6th Birthday over at the  Cutie Pie Challenge there is still plenty of time to join us...the theme is....

My Favourite Cutie Image


So love hedgehog images and fallen in love with this little cutie from Sasayaki Glitter called Balloon Hedgehog available HERE 


Items used:
Sasayaki Glitter: Balloon Hedgehog  coloured with Promarkers & Flexmarkers, used Wink of Stella Shimmer pen on balloons
Doodlebug Design Papers: flower box
MFT Die-namics: Pretty Posies, Flower Border, Pierced Rectangle & Rectangle Stax 1
Tonic Studio Square Layering Die Set
Hemp cord from stash

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
I Love Promarkers #342 ~ Animals
Passion for Promarkers #412 ~ Let it Shine ( used Wink of Stella Shimmer pen on balloons, not showing up very well :(
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #346 ~ Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge #203 ~ Fun Outside
Crafty Friends #66 ~ Dies and/or Punches
Sparkles Monthly Challenge #96 ~ Die Cuts and Punches
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog #11 ~ Lots of Layers (2nd entry)



As it's party time, we have extra prizes to win, so thank you so very much to our lovely sponsors.......




Image result for crafty ribbons



Do hope you will join us!... pop over to TCPC blog to see all my teamies gorgeous makes for lots of fab inspiration.

Hugs

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Fab'n'Funky DT card #362 ~ For a Friend...


Hello all....hope your week is going well!


We are back from our summer break over at Fab'n'Funky  our lovely Susan   ....has chosen a great theme...

For a Friend


Our fabulous sponsor is...
Crafts and Me


I enjoyed colouring up this gorgeous Forever Rose image from Crafts and Me, did struggle though with the hair..so wish my colouring skills were half as good as a lot of my crafty friends...


Items used:
Crafts and Me: Forever Rose coloured with Promarkers & Brushmarkers
MFT Stamp:Birthday Greetings
Lilybeedesign Papers: Head over Heels (gorgeous papers from Marianne, lucky candy win)
MFT Open Scallop Border & Fishtail Flags Stax
Tonic Studio Square Layering Die Set
Roses & lace from stash


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge #202 ~ use Kraft card/paper
Sweet Stampers Challenge #11 ~ Lots of Layers
Sasayaki Glitter Challenge ~ Sep- Brown
Crafting from the Heart #174 ~ Anything Goes
The Paper Nest Dolls #9 September ~ Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #50 ~     Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge #136 ~ Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge #432 ~ Use at least two DP'S
Create and Makes #14 ~ Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenge  #95 ~ Birthday (2nd entry)


Do hope you will play along with us... pop over to Fab'n'Funky to see my teamies gorgeous creations for lots of great inspiration.

Thanks for popping by today xx

Hugs

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Di's Digi Designs Challenge ~ Ribbon, Lace, Twine and/or Cord...


Hello...

Yay! finally back up and running again,! Our computer has been very poorly, so have not been able to make any cards :( as all I need is on our computer..So happy we have it back in working order again, been so lost without it


Feels great to be back to share my DT  card for Di's new challenge over at Di's Digi Designs Challenge  this fortnights theme is....

Ribbon, Lace, Twine and/or Cord

I have used Di's pre-coloured image The Purrfect Day, so sweet! available HERE 



Items used:
Di's Digi Stamps ~ The Purrfect Day Col
LOTV set 18 Greetings Postmarks
Papermania Capsule Collection - French Lavender ~ Papers, Lace & Buttons
L.D.R.S Creative Basics ~ Fancy Rectangles & L;ayers
Tonic Studio Square Layering Die Set
Hemp cord, ribbon bow, pearl from stash

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
The Ribbon Girl ~ Sep- Card Challenge
Dream Valley Challenges  #162 ~ Use a stamp or digi image
Crafting from the Heart #173 ~ Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge  #49 ~  Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #345 ~ Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter Challenge #308 ~ Lots of Layers
Little Miss Muffet Challenges #171 ~ Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenge #95 ~ Birthday



Do hope you will play along too this fortnight...If you use an image from Di's Digi Stamps  or any CandiBean Stamp you have a chance to win 2 images from Di's Digi Stamps in addition to the sponsor prize :)

Thanks for stopping by
Enjoy your weekend

Hugs

Monday, 21 August 2017

Boys will be Boys at the Cuties...


Hiya...hope you had a wonderful weekend!

I'm sharing my card for the inspiration post over at the Cutie Pie Challenge where our theme is....

Boys will be Boys

Many thanks to our sponsor Pink Gem Designs for sponsoring us this month & providing the DT with some fabulous images to work with :) I chose to use Skateboard Andy available HERE 



Items used:
Pink Gem Designs: Skateboard Andy  I have used the pre-coloured image
Dovecraft Papers: Back to Basics - Blue Skies
MFT Die-namics: Pierced Circle & Circle Stax 1
Fishtail Flags Stax
Spellbinders A2 Curved Borders One
Tonic Studio Square Layering Die Set
Button & hemp cord from stash


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:





Do hope you will join us!... pop over to TCPC blog to see all my teamies gorgeous makes for lots of fab inspiration.

Hugs

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Di's Digi Designs Challenge ~ Just Add Water...


Hello...

It's time for a great new challenge over at Di's Digi Designs Challenge and this fortnights theme is....

Just Add Water

I so enjoyed colouring up this little cutie called Seedling of Hedgehog Love available HERE feels great to be able to see out of both eyes again following my eye surgery :) even if my eyes are not us good as they used to be...

Can't decide which photo to post, so here come both!



Items used:
Di's Digi Stamps: Seedling of Hedgehog Love coloured with Promarkers & Flexmarkers
My Mind's Eye Papers: Miss Caroline - Fiddlesticks
LD.R.S Creative Basics: Fancy Rectangles & Layers
Background Builders 1
Joy Crafts: Edge Butterflies 6002/0251 & Around with Butterflies 6002/0322
MFT Die-namics: Pretty Posies
Tonic Studio Square Layering Die Set
Button & hemp cord from stash


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Passion for Promarkers # 405 ~ use 3 patterned papers
Lemon Shortbread #46 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart   #169 ~  Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday #488 ~ Anything Goes
Craft Challenge #426 ~ Summer

 Our Amazing Sponsor this time is SVG ATTIC - prize will be a gift voucher to their shop! (Winner Pays Shipping if Any). You will love all the amazing cutting files they have available.

Sponsor - SVG ATTIC

Do hope you will play along too this fortnight...If you use an image from Di's Digi Stamps  or any CandiBean Stamp you have a chance to win 2 images from Di's Digi Stamps in addition to the sponsor prize :)

Thanks for stopping by
Enjoy your weekend

Hugs
Monday, 17 July 2017

Here come the Girls.. at the Cutie Pie's...

Hiya...

I'm sharing my card for the inspiration post over at the Cutie Pie Challenge where our theme is....

Here Come The Girls

This little cutie is Emmi Loo - Just Me from our sponsors this month Crafty Sentiments


Items used:
Crafty Sentiments: Emma Loo -  Just Me coloured with Promarkers/ Flexmarkers
Dovecraft paper pack: Garden Party
Marianne design creatables: LR0388 & LR0395
MFT Die-  namics: Pierced Retangle & Rectangle Stax
Tonic Studio Square Layering Die Set

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
I Love Promarkers #339 - Anything Goes






Do hope you will join us!... pop over to TCPC blog to see all my teamies gorgeous makes for lots of fab inspiration.

Hugs

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Di's Digi Designs Challenge ~ Christmas in July...


Hello...and happy weekend! I'm so pleased my daughter is home again, she's been on a school PGL trip Mon till Friday...so missed her!

My eye is feeling so much better after being very brave and having some surgery on it and they also took a biopsy on lesion in corner of my eye too...return for next appointment on the 8th Sep

Anyway I'm here to share my DT card for a great new challenge over at Di's Digi Designs Challenge and this fortnights theme is....

Christmas in July


This little cutie is Holly Pudding col available  Here



Items used:
Di's Digi Stamps: Holly Pudding col
LOTV Sentiment Tags
Lovely Studio Digi Papers
Martha Stewart Border punch: Cherish
MFT Die-namics: Pierced  Rectangle & Rectanle 1 Stax
Tonic Studio Square Layering Die Set


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin Christmas ~ July Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round ~ July Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #167 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations #279 ~ Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #302 ~ Punches and/or Dies
Cute Card Thursday #486 ~ Ribbons/Bows
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #337 ~ Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge #198 ~ Animals
 Paper Creator #59 ~ July Anything Goes

 Our Amazing Sponsor this time is Craftin' Desert Divas Shop .  Prize will be a choice of 2 digis from their shop! (Winner pays shipping if any)



Do hope you will play along too this fortnight...If you use an image from Di's Digi Stamps  or any CandiBean Stamp you have a chance to win 2 images from Di's Digi Stamps in addition to the sponsor prize :)

Thanks for stopping by
Enjoy your weekend

Hugs
Saturday, 1 July 2017

Di's Digi Designs Challenge ~ Layer it Up...


Hello...and Happy Weekend to you all!

Many thanks for all your best wishes about my eye problems and lovely comments about by last card, even with such poor colouring  :( done with one good eye!


It's time for a great new challenge over at Di's Digi Designs Challenge and this fortnights theme is....

Layer it Up

I have use ones of Di's new coloured images called Little Mouse col available HERE so adorable!

I was so lucky to win one of Marianne's Anniversary candy's recently, so many gorgeous goodies...many thanks again Marianne, love these gorgeous papers :) could not wait to use some from pad, just perfect with Di's coloured image :)


Items used:
Di's Digi Stamps: Little Mouse col
Papers:Lily bee design ~ Head over Heels
MFT Die-namics: Open Scalloped Edge
Pierced Rectangle & Rectangle Stax 1
Crafty Sentiments Design: Crafty Cutter Dies ~ Loopy Circle Doily
Tonic Studio Square Layering Die Set
Lace, Buttons & hemp cord from stash


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations Challenge #278 ~ Dots/or Stripes
Little Red Wagon #400 ~ Three of a Kind (3 buttons)
Little Miss Muffet Challenges #166 ~ Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday #484 ~ Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge #257 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #133 ~ Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers Challenge #8 ~ Dies and/or Punches (2nd entry)

 Our Amazing Sponsor this time is 
MY CREATIVE TIME and prize is a clear stamp set from their shop.  (Winner Pays Shipping if Any)



Do hope you will play along too this fortnight...If you use an image from Di's Digi Stamps  or any CandiBean Stamp you have a chance to win 2 images from Di's Digi Stamps in addition to the sponsor prize :)

Thanks for stopping by
Enjoy your weekend

Hugs

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Fab'n'Funky DT Card #357 ~ Christmas....

Hello all....

Sorry I have not been about much! I do finally have a card to share today as didn't want to let my team down again but my colouring is totally rubbish at moment, that's why most of my last cards have been made using a pre-coloured image:( as can hardly see out of my left sore eye :(  I was finally referred to eye clinic at hospital  after 18 months of problems, and told I have severe blepharitis and dry eye in both eyes and tear duct not lining up correctly & a possibly blocked, plus hopefully just a cyst in corner of left eye (appeared 18 months ago) of my which they want to do a biopsy on the 7th to exclude basal cell carcinoma :(
Ended up in A&E Friday and back to eye clinic yesterday, thankfully the antibiotics, two lots (one in eye drop form & one by month) are kicking in now :)

It's time for a great new challenge over at Fab'n'Funky  
As it is the last Wednesday in the month it's our usual theme of....
Christmas 

Our fabulous sponsor is...
All Dressed Up Stamps


Items used:
All Dressed Up Stamps: Christmas Penguins
doodlebug design papers: frosty friends
MFT Blueprints 14
Tonic Studio Square Layering Die Set
Button & hemp cord from stash

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
All Dressed Up #70 June Anything Goes
Christmas with the Cuties #7 ~ Clean & Simple


Do hope you will play along with us... pop over to Fab'n'Funky to see my teamies gorgeous creations for lots of great inspiration.

Thanks for popping by today xx

Hugs

Monday, 19 June 2017

All Creatures Great & Small at the Cutie Pie's...


Hiya...

I'm sharing my card for the inspiration post over at the Cutie Pie Challenge where our theme is....

All Creatures Great & Small

So we would like to see any Animal image, but please remember it has to be CUTE!

I have used Di's coloured version of Ellies Strawberry Cupcake available from Di's Digi Stamps HERE...I know I have just used this image before but it's so adorable and thought it fitted the theme All Creatures Great and Small just perfectly :)


Items used:
Di's Digi Stamps: Ellies Strawberry Cupcake Col
LOTV Sentiment Tags
LOTV Paper pad: Pastel Dreams (discontinued)
MFT Die-namics: Pretty Posies
Open Scalloped Edge
Pierced Rectangle Stax & Rectangle Stax 1
Tonic Studio Square Layering Die Set
Button & Thread from stash 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Sweet Stampers Challenge #8 ~ Dies and/or Punches
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #333 ~ Quick & Easy (2nd entry)
Creative Fingers Challenge #132 ~ Anything Goes (2nd entry)

We are lucky to have two wonderful sponsors for this challenge, both offering digi stamps to our winners :)
Huge Thanks to....

and


Do hope you will join us!... pop over to TCPC blog to see all my teamies gorgeous makes for lots of fab inspiration.

Hugs

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Di's Digi Designs Challenge ~ Summer Days...


Hello...
It's time for a great new challenge over at Di's Digi Designs Challenge and this fortnights theme is....

Summer Days

When I saw this challenge theme of Summer Days, the first thing that came into my mind was strawberry's, love them :) I have use Di's coloured version of Strawberry Mice available HERE  and the gorgeous strawberry die was a freebie from Simpy Cards & Papercraft issue 163, added flowers with pearls using a memory box die.




I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenges #158 ~ Square Cards only
Crafting from the Heart #163 ~ Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #43 Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations #277 ~ Our Furry/Feathered Friends
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #333 ~ Quick and Easy
Little Miss Muffet Stamps #165 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge #132 ~ Anything Goes


 Our Amazing Sponsor this time is THE CUTTING CAFE and prize is 3 items of choice from their shop!  (Winner pays shipping if any).



The Cutting Cafe
Do hope you will play along too this fortnight...If you use an image from Di's Digi Stamps  or any CandiBean Stamp you have a chance to win 2 images from Di's Digi Stamps in addition to the sponsor prize :)

Thanks for stopping by
Enjoy your weekend

Hugs

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Di's Digi Designs Challenge ~ Birthdays....


Hello...

It's time for a great new challenge over at Di's Digi Designs Challenge and this fortnights theme is....

Birthdays

I have used Di's coloured image of Ellies Strawberry Cupcake...So cute!


Items used:
Di's Digi Stamps: Ellies Strawberry Cupcake coloured
Lil of the Valley paper pad: Country Meadow (now discontinued )
LOTV Set 30~ Vintage Sentiments Occasions
L.D.R.S Creative Basics Fancy Rectangles & Layers & Background Builders 1
Tonic Studio Square Layering Die Set
Pearls from stash


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations #276 ~ Your favourite things
Penny's Paper-Crafty  Challenge #331 ~ Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #296 ~ Make it digital
Crafting From The Heart #61 ~ Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Creative Fingers Challenge #131 ~ Anything Goes

 Our Amazing Sponsor this time is DiesRUs, who is offering a $10 gift certificate to their shop! (Winner Pays Shipping if Any)


Do hope you will play along too this fortnight...If you use an image from Di's Digi Stamps  or any CandiBean Stamp you have a chance to win 2 images from Di's Digi Stamps in addition to the sponsor prize :)

Thanks for stopping by
Enjoy your weekend

Hugs

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Fab'n'Funky DT Card #353 ~ Christmas...


Hello all....hope your week is going well!


It's time for a great new challenge over at Fab'n'Funky 
As it is the last Wednesday in the month it's our usual theme of....
Christmas 

Our fabulous sponsor is...

Bugaboo Stamps

I have used Christmas Bear, so adorable!... coloured with my Promarkers & Flexmarkers. Not sure if this little cutie is now discontinued  as just gone to link up and can't find it, sorry I usually check this before making a DT card. There are loads more adorable bears on site, check them out here and fabulous Christmas/Winter images here



I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Christmas with the Cuties #6 ~ Snuggly Bears
Winter Wonderland ~ Hats and/or Scarves
Christmas cards all year round ~ May Precipitation
Sweet Stampin Christmas ~ May Anything Christmas
Crafting from the Heart #161 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #372 ~ Anything Goes with optional twist  of make your own flowers
Creative Fingers Challenge #131 ~ Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #58 ~ Anything Goes


Do hope you will play along with us... pop over to Fab'n'Funky to see my teamies gorgeous creations for lots of great inspiration.

Thanks for popping by today xx

Hugs

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Garden makeover....


Hello! Happy Bank Holiday weekend :) 

Just wanted to share some photos of our garden makeover, which has kept us busy over the pass few months, now nearly complete :)

We felt it was time to clear out all the over sized shrubs and start garden all over again, with a few changes along the way...So love gardening & seeing beautiful flowers, but sadly it's been deleted over the last few years with my Dad very ill & then passing away.

Anyway here goes..sorry picture heavy! 

Before...June 16


Aug 16..Conifer hedge at bottom of garden coming out.  Over grown shrubs,  perennials & bird bath lost in there . also after this removed old dead tree and more from behind railway fence, did ask permission from British railway first.


March 17 ..4ft fence going up, so much lighter & seems to extend garden...feels so much bigger :) and gained about 4/5 ft for walled garden..Yay! more plants :)


May 17..Nearly complete,! Bench around corner and grass to sort out next..Lot's of new young plants to take care of now and once they are bit more established will look super :)



Changed patio shape with existing slabs from around garden to make more room on left hand side for table & chairs...love the new sleeper edge, again opening up the garden to feel bigger. Used the bricks that was there from wall  to add height to bottom of the garden wall.


Now one big border from top pergola/decking area right down to meet patio area, filled with Roses and perennials :) on trellis, honey suckle, climbing Rose & Clematis. New path/edge, so plants can trail over edge, no more Lady Mantle killing grass edge....lol  Bench still needs to be painted grey.

Pergola/decking now much more open,  with out hedge & fence there. Wall has been extended to go all way across bottom of garden now and great idea of Hubby's to add a bit of left over sleeper to make a sit :)








Hope you likely!

Enjoy your weekend, hopefully the sun will come back out again.

Thanks for stopping by :)

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