Sunday, 20 April 2014

Happy Easter but No chocolate for me...

Happy Easter Friends!
I know NO chocolate but I did make these instead!

Glazed with homemade gooseberry jam
I have made lots of bread over the last few years but this is the first time I have made Hot Cross Buns,,, and I have to say that are not difficult a little time consuming but No way difficult...
we had one each for breakfast and a few were gifted... 

I also have been very busy making something VERY special
meet Monkey


I have crochet her for a very special little girl for Easter as she can not have chocolate yet!
My Stepson and wife have had their baby
a girl born on the 28th March weighing 6lb 6oz
and with respect I am not adding any photos
but I have to tell you I am a very proud Nonna (Grandmother all be it by marriage)
and my Darling hubby is a VERY proud Nonno (Grandfather)

They came up to visit and we saw them today
Claudia's mummy has helped Claudia name Monkey
so meet Mary Monkey


Heres the gift bag I made to give Claudia her gift
Mummy is liking pink so here is the start of more pink on my blog (EEEEEK!!)

Challenges for these goodies are:


Crafty Ribbons -  Anything Goes with Ribbon
Paper Crafting Journey - For that Special Lady - special little lady
Creative Knockouts W, 2E, C8 #33 Furry or Feathery Friends

Jellypark Friends - Happy Easter

Simply Create Too - No digis or stamped images
Totally Papercrafts - Tag It! - the Bunny is the tag.

hugs a very happy me :0)

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Ladybird ladybird... Hot Cross bun

I am really loving painting the laser cuts

Just love using acrylic paints and some accessories...
Just screams spring is here!


Oh and watch this space I am baking hot cross buns!


I am entering the following challenges

Catered Crop - Think Green

A Gem of a Challenge - Spring is in the air
Crafty Calendar - Things with Wings - ladybirds
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - - Spring
Craft for the Craic - Something For Easter Or Spring - Spring for me
Craftitude - Anything Goes or Spring/Easter
Crafty Catz - starting with letter B - Button in flower centre
Simply Create Too - No digis or stamped images


Happy Easter everyone!
hugs me x

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Christmas in April

Hi all a very quick post from me today I am a little late this week with my ABC Christmas challenge and Christmas cards with Sketches....
Heres why...



I was already to get everything finished on Monday in time for 
my DT at Top Tip Tuesday and also my CCWS and ABC Christmas
and then.... I smashed my head on the corner of a unit... We were cleaning out the main shed on our allotment and Efisio (my Husband) had gone to take a load of wood to the other shed and I was moving some bottles and bits bent down and wack!! Feeling sore and felt sick! Headache from hell!! 

So sadly I missed my TTT creation as it was not finished!
I had finished my CCWS card 

But had to finish my ABC CHristmas Challenge project which is
H for Home
I chose to make a Crochet snowflake garland





I will add my Challenges I wanted to play later today!
rushing off to my Parents now!

Updating for Challenges
I am entering
for my card Sparkles Forum - Favorite color combo - brown and blue
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Winged Things
Squirrel & The Fox - All Creatures Great and Small
Crafty Calendar - Things with Wings


for my Crochet snowflake garland

Crafting Musketeers - Monochrome
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Anything Christmas
All Crafts Challenge - Anything but a Card


Laters hugs me xx

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Happy Birthday Bro

Well happy Thursday to you all Its time for our new Challenge at
As You Like It and it's our 25th challenge wooo hoooo!



Our fabulous sponsor is Stamp & Create

This fortnight's challenge theme is your Favourite stitching,
Faux or Real & why?
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

For me its Real Stitching I LOVE the extra texture it gives without the extra colour, This card is for my Brother
Clean and simple and loving the enamel dots

Here are some challenges I am playing:

Clear It Out Challenge: Anything Goes Stash: Real or Faux Stitching - I have used some of my Enamel dots I had stashed cause I did not want to use them hehehee so nice I was hanging on to the last few.

Ladybug Crafts Ink Birthday's
Allsorts - No Flowers
Incy Wincy Designs -3-2-1 Recipe - 3 Enamel dots, 2 rows of sewing & 1 patterned paper.
CAS on Sunday CAS only - Stitched Real or Faux - Real
    Dragonfly Dreams - Make It For The Boys - My brother
    hugs me x

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