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 :)

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Di's Digi Designs Challenge ~ Tic Tac Toe...


Hello...and Happy Weekend :)

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

Tic Tac Toe



This little cutie is Gardening Hedgies , Di's coloured version available HERE
I used two of the Tic, Tac, Toe rows... 2 or more patterned papers, Digi Image, Add a Sentiment and Gem's/Pearls, Digi Image, 1 or more Die Cut



Items used:
Di's Digi Stamps: Gardening Hedgies col
LOTV ~ Greetings Postmarks
Basic Grey P[apers: Mint Julep
MFT Die-namics: Flower Border
Flower from Blueprints 3
Pierced Square Stax & Square Stax 1
Tonic Studio Square Layering  Die Set
Pearls from stash


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations #275  ~ Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #329 ~ Anything Goes
The Crafters Cafe #173 ~ Birthday
Crafting from the Heart #159 ~ Anything Goes (2nd entry)
A Gem of a Challenge #194 ~ Spring Fever (2nd entry)

 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

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Fab'n'Funky DT card #351 ~ Background...


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 Troppostella ....has chosen a great theme...

Background
( Use a background stamp/create a background )


Our fabulous sponsor is...

Little Miss Muffet Stamps

Who are providing a gift certificate for our winner this week :)

This little cutie is Kiki Bloom, so adorable! coloured as usual with my promarkers/brushmarkers and  got inky creating clouds for my background...more practice needed there..lol




I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Little Miss Muffet Challenges #162 ~ Anything Goes
A Gem of a Challenge #194 ~ Spring Fever
Paper Creator ~ May - Bright & Bold
Sweet Stampers Challenge #7 ~ Dots and/or Stripes
Crafting From The Heart #157 ~ Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft #44 ~ Anything Goes
Little red wagon #394 # You Are My Sunshine!
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #57 ~ Anything Goes  (2nd entry)
Creative Fingers Challenge #130 ~ Anything Goes (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


Monday, 15 May 2017

Ribbon & Rubber at the Cutie Pie Challenge...


Hiya...Hope you had a wonderful weekend.
We were busy in the garden again with our makeover, it's looking so much better with taking out all our overgrown shrubs and replacing with loads of herbaceous perennials. Will share some photo's soon :)

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

Ribbon & Rubber

We want to see your cutest Rubber stamps (clear, polymer stamps also very welcome) and some ribbon on your creation...have fun!

Our challenge is sponsored by the wonderful 

Crafty Ribbons

Prize: £10 voucher

I had such fun stamping and colouring one of my Penny Black stamps...been a long time!


Items used:
Penny Black Stamp: Buzz in the Air! coloured with Promarkers
LOTV Sentiment Tags
My Mind's Eye Papers Collectable "memorable"
MFT Die-namics: Open Scalloped Edge
Pretty Posies
Tonic Studio Square Layering Die Set
Spellbinders Nestabilities Label Die
Ribbon, Button & Hemp Cord from stash


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Cute Card Thursday #477 ~ Dies & Punches
As You Like it Challenge ~ Favourite Die and Why...LOVE MFT Dies, especially Pretty Posies, which I have made my flower with, one I use loads :)
The Ribbon Girl ~ May Card Challenge
Creative Inspirations #274 ~ Blooms & Bows (2nd entry)
Penny's Paper-crafty Challenge #328 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge #130 ~ Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #57 ~ Anything Goes
Pile it On #57 ~ Animal
Sparkles Monthly Challenge  #91 ~ use your favourite colour combo (Love pink & grey together) 2nd entry

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, 10 May 2017

Fab'n'Funky DT card #350 ~ Kids and Teenager Birthday...

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 Kristina    ....has chosen a great theme...

Kids and Teenager Birthday


Our fabulous sponsor is...

Lili of Valley



Who are celebrating their 13th Birthday today too! :)

We all had a wonderful time creating our projects using Lili of the Valley images :) they gave our team some of their fab new release images to work with which will be released on the 20th May..For a sneak peak, pop over to F'n'F challenge blog to see my teamies gorgeous makes! Some of the team including me used the fab Oliver and Jasmine images.


  I have used Oliver Kicking About coloured with Promarkers



I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Lili of the Valley ~ May - Happy Birthday (Facebook)
My Time to Craft #345 ~ Masculine
Crafty Catz #369  Anything Goes with an optional twist - use 5 of something
Creative Fingers #129 ~ Anything Goes (3rd 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, 6 May 2017

Di's Digi Designs Challenge ~ Fold it Fancy...


Hello...and happy weekend

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

Fold it Fancy


I decided to make a easel card using the fabulous LDRS Creative Basic Dies, Fancy Squares & Little Things and the adorable Beary Beary Cute image.


Items used:
Di's Digi Stamps: Beary Beary Cute coloured with Promarkers & Flexmarkers
LOTV Set 30 Vintage Sentiments - Occasions
Basic Grey Papers: green at heart
LDRS Creative Basic Dies, Fancy Squares & Little Things
Background Builders 1
Fancy Rectangles & Layers
Hemp cord from stash

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Passion for Promarkers #393 ~ Make it Bloom (2nd entry)
Creative Inspirations #274 - Blooms & Bows
Make My Monday #45 ~ May Blooms
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #327 ~ Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #327 ~ Flowers
Cute Card Thursday #476 ~ Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet #162 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #369 ~ Anything Goes-optional twist of use 5 of something
Sweet Stampers Challenge #6 ~ Animals
Creative Fingers #129 ~ Anything Goes (2nd entry)

 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

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Fab'n'Funky DT card #349 ~ Lovely Ladies....


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 Pat K    ....has chosen a great theme...

Lovely Ladies


Our fabulous sponsor is...
Crafts and Me


We were very lucky on the DT and were given a image from our sponsor Crafts and Me to use for this challenge :) Many thanks :)

I chose to use Hannah Lynn - Dee Dee, such a gorgeous image available HERE


Items used:
Crafts and Me: Hannah Lynn - Dee Dee coloured with Promarkers/Brushmarkers
My Mind's Eye Papers: Indie Chic "Saffron"
MFT Die-namics: Gerbera Daisy
Dotted Scallop Border Trio (used largest one)
Tonic Studio Square Layering Die Set
Lace & Pearls from stash

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafts and Me ~ May - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers #393 ~ Make it Bloom
Lemon Shortbread #40 ~ Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges #161 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #129 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Friends #56 ~ Anything Goes
The Crafters Cafe #172 ~ Feminine
A Bit More Time to Craft #172 ~ 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, 22 April 2017

Di's Digi Designs Challenge ~ Use something digital....



Hello...

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

Use Something Digital


This little cutie is Ellies Love Parade


Items used:
Di's Digi Stamps: Ellies Love Parade coloured with Promarkers & Flexmarkers
My Mind'e Eye Papers: Stella and Rose - Hattie
MFT Die-namics: Pretty Posies
Open Scalloped Edge
Rounded Banner Stax
Pierced Rectangle & Rectangle Stax 1
Tonic Studio Square Layering Die Set
Button & hemp cord from stash

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge ~ C for Cake
I Love Promarkers #333 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #367 ~ Anything Goes with a  optional twist of Add a Number
Crafting from the Heart #155 ~ Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Creative Fingers Challenge #128 ~ Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #56 ~ Anything Goes (2nd entry)


 Our FABULOUS Sponsor is 


Di has a little something for all her lovely followers to say Thank you for supporting her over the years....
Discount will be available from Thurs 20th April until Thurs 4th May :)





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, 19 April 2017

Fab'n'Funky #347 ~ In the Garden....


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...

In the Garden
(We want to see garden or gardening related projects)


Our fabulous sponsor is...
Lemon Shortbread

Prize: 3 images of the winners choice


We were very lucky on the DT and were given a image from our sponsor  Lemon Shortbread  to use for this challenge :) Many thanks!

I choose to use this fabulous image...Gardening Girl available HERE 


Items used:
Lemon Shortbread: Gardening Girl coloured with Promarkers & Flexmarkers
My Mind's Eye Papers: Stella and Rose - Gertie Papers
Lawn Fawn Dies: Spring Showers & Picket Fence Border
MFT Die-namics: Pierced Rectangle & Rectangle Stax 1
Tonic Studio Square Layering Die Set
Martha Stewart Flower punch
Pearls, Button & Hemp cord from stash



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, 17 April 2017

Bunnies & Chicks at the Cuties...


Hiya...Hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend...

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

Bunnies & Chicks

Thank you to Pink Gem Designs for sponsoring us for this challenge and providing the DT with some gorgeous images to play with :) I choose to use Bunny with Flowers, coloured version...so adorable!


Items used:
Pink Gem Designs: Bunny with Flowers
LOTV Set 30 Vintage Sentiments Occasions
The Lovely Studio Papers
Joy Crafts: Edge Butterflies 6002/0251
Around with Butterflies 6002/0322
MFT Die-namics: Pierced Rectangle &  Rectangle Stax 1
Tonic Studio Square Layering Die Set
Mixed scalloped & straight cut layering die set
Pearls from stash

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz #366 ~ Anything Goes with a optional twist of Animals
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #324 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #128 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Friends #55 ~ Animals or Birds
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #56 ~ Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly Challenge #91 ~ use your favourite colour combo
A Bit More Time to Craft   #42 ~ 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, 8 April 2017

Di's Digi Designs Challenge ~ Spring and/or Easter...


Hello...and happy Weekend!

Can't believe it's been two weeks since I last posted anything on my blog. We are busy redoing our Garden, most of our shrubs had gone pass there size limit for our fairly small size garden so have come out so new borders being created and a few other changes too.. very exciting!

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

Spring and/or Easter


I'm not making any Easter cards this year so went with a spring theme card using the adorable Izzy Spring Stroll col available HERE 


Items used:
Di's Digi Stamps: Izzy Spring Stroll col
Basic Grey Papers: Mint Julep
L.D.R.S Creative Basic Die's: Fancy Rectangles & Layers
Dotted Wings
Background Buiders 1
Tonic Studio Square Layering Die Set
Pearls from stash

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafting From The Heart #153 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations #272 ~ Spring Spectacular
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #323 ~ Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #286 ~ Make it digital
Creative Fingers #127 ~ Anything Goes

 Our FABULOUS Sponsor is 


**As an added BONUS, Your Next Stamp is offering our challenge entrants 20% off in their shop during the 2 weeks of this challenge!!  To take advantage of this amazing offer, please use code DDD2017 at checkout:)**

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, 25 March 2017

Di's Digi Designs Challenge ~ Add Some Texture...


Hello...

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

Add Some Texture

This little cutie is Cherry Cake Mice, coloured version, so adorable! available HERE 


Items used:
Di's Digi Stamps: Cherry Cake Mice col
LOTV Set 8 Happy Circular Sentiments
MDT Die-namics: Pierced Rectangle & Rectangle Stax 1
Martha Stewart Border Punch: Doily Lace
Tonic Studio Square Layering Die Set
Doily & Pearls from stash

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations #271~ Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #321 _Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter #286 ~ Birthday Girl
Brown Sugar Challenge #243 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Catz #363 ~ Anything Goes with optional twist of buttons
Crafting from the Heart #151 ~ Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Creative Fingers Challenge #126 ~ Anything Goes (3rd entry)


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, 22 March 2017

Fab'n'Funky DT card #343 ~ Flowers...


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


It's time for a great new challenge over at Fab'n'Funky and this week I'm host :)..have chosen a favourite theme of mine....

Flowers 

Would like to see flowers on your creation, maybe on image, papers or add flowers :) 

Our fabulous sponsor is...

Lia Stampz


We were very lucky on the DT and were given a image from our sponsor Lia Stampz  to use for this challenge :) Many thanks...I chose to use Birthday Elephant available HERE, so adorable!


Items used:
Lia Stampz: Birthday Elephant  coloured with Promarkers
LOTV Set 18 Greetings Postmarks
The Lovely Studio Papers
MFT Die-namics: Pretty Posies
Scalloped Scallops
Photo Corners
 Oval Stax 1 & 2
Tonic Studio Square Layering Die Set
Buttons & hemp cord from stash

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Catz #362 ~ ATG with added twist of a touch of pink
Passion for Promarkers #387 ~ Girl Power
Crafting from the Heart #151 ~ Anything Goes
Crafty Friends #53 ~ For a Child
Lemon Shortbread #37 ~ Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #54 ~ Anything Goes(2nd entry)
Brown Sugar Challenge #242 ~ Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Creative Fingers #126 ~ Anything Goes (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


Monday, 20 March 2017

Dies & Digi's at the Cutie Pies...


Hiya...Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

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

Dies & Digi's


This little cutie is Mimi's Ladybugs from our sponsor Little Miss Muffet Stamps...so adorable!



Items used:
Little Miss Muffet Stamps: Mimi's Ladybugs  colourd with Promarkers
 The Lovely Studio - Isabelline papers
MFT Die-namics: Pretty Posies
Open Scallop Doily
Open Scallop Edge
Pierced Rectangle &  Rectangle Stax 1
Circle Stax
Tonic Studio Square Layering Die Set
Buttons & Hemp cord from stash

We have a brand new sponsor with us, and we are delighted to Welcome and Thank........
LMMS will award one $6.00 Gift Certificate (GC) for the selected or random winner of the Event. They can use the GC towards anything in the LMMS Store, including Digital Stamps, Rubber Stamps and/or Metal Dies. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Little Miss Muffet Challenges #158 ~ Anything Goes  (2nd entry)
A Bit More Time to Craft #40 ~ Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #320 ~ Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge #125 ~ Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #126 ~  Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #54 ~ 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

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