Wednesday, 17 September 2014

A lovely few days...

Hi Everyone what a lovely few days we have had here in the uk
normally when we return to the UK after our family visits to Sardinia its pouring with rain... 

This year we have had several days of sunshine yay!
you saw yesterday we picked all the plums from our little plum tree
I have been making Jam

Plum Conserve and plum Jam on the left and some blackberry Jam from the blackberries at our allotment on the right hand side of the phtoto

This is the plum conserve on my home-made bread.

Ok so here's the thing while I am enjoying the last of summer I am still on track with my Christmas card pile...

Its my turn to host the next challenge at ABC Christmas challenge and the theme is S - Something Festive
Nice and easy!

Our fabulous sponsor is 
Freckled Fawn

who kindly set some goodies for us to use...
For my card I have used some rub ons, washi tape and some gems

Challenges I am playing are:

Dream Valley - No Stamps

City Crafter Challenge - Diagonals
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Anything Goes
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes
Dream it Up - Christmas and the Holidays

have a great rest of the week hugs me x

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Kids and Jam

Kids and Jam! ha ha!
well the theme this challenge at Top Tip Tuesday is Kids
and I am making Jam,.....
We picked our plum and had a huge hoard

 and the jars are ready

So.................onto the Kids part of my post
Elaine is our host for the challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday and Deneen has another great tutorial for you all.

Our sponsor this fortnight is 2cuteink
I have used the cute Heidi and Cosmo

I have coloured her with Spectrum Noir pens

Here are some challenges I am playing

Sketch Saturday with Simon says Stamp - Sketch
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow 
Jellypark Friends It's All About Pets and Animals
Glitter n Sparkle Use a Punch
Papertake weekly - Punch it out - No dies.
Fairytale Stampers - Favorite Punch - totally love the EK success lace punch I have used.
 Allsorts - Sugar and Spice

hugs me x

Thursday, 11 September 2014


We have a new challenge at As You Like It
and the theme is your Favourite Rubber stamp and Why?
our sponsor is My Mum's Craft Shop

I love cupcakes and I love the Hero art cupcake set I love it so much than with this cupcake stamp I have used on this tag was so overworked it started to break I bought a complete new set of the same! its so versatile

I am playing the following challenges:

Divas by Design - Anything goes
Random Fan - Must Include a Hand Coloured Image – Bright Colours

hugs me x

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Poinsettia or Periwinkle?

fortnight we are up to the letter and so for our theme Bettina has chosen Red Poinsettia

The Sponsor for the challenge is Meljen designs

For my card I have used a lovely new Woodware stamp and although it is not a poinsettia stamp in fact it is called periwinkle I thought it looked gorgeous in red spectrum Noir pens. I have kept the design and layout simple because I think an over crowded card would detract from the image.  

Here are some Challenge I am playing along with:

Brown Sugar - Anything goes
Allsorts - Early Christmas makes
Christmas Cards - Anything Goes
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra - Anything Christmas
Daring Cardmakers - Clean & Simple

Sparkle N Sprinkle - Anying Goes with Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking

hugs me x

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