Thursday, 18 December 2014


Well its the 18th December
I am totally not ready for Christmas and in some ways wish it was over already!

At As You Like It challenge this is our last challenge before Christmas 
we have a great theme this time
Favourite Christmas Image (& why)
and the sponsor is Care2Stamp

My favourite stamp this year is this Robin stamp from Woodware
there are so many opportunities with it and its a lovely shape robin too.
For my card I wanted to keep it black and white tones so I thought I would do my doodling again.. then it looked a little flat so I decided to do some shading too, adding a little stickles and some glossy accents, I am really happy with this card and think I will be using this stamp a lot next year too!

Here are a few challenges I was inspired to play:

Clear It Out - Anything Goes Stash: stickles, fine liner pen & glossy accents
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Last Christmas
Sweet Stamps - Non Traditional Christmas Colors
Stamp and Create - Christmas
Pile It On - Anything Goes Christmas/Holidays
Glitter n Sparkle - Glittery, Sparkly Christmas

Hugs me 

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Sorry I have been a little Awol!

This last few months have been incredible bumpy for my family and I
I don't need to bore you with the details or to complain either but just to say sorry if I have not been by your blogs or missed leaving any messages or replies!
My poor Mum has had another few strokes and is very ill in hospital

Please excuse my lack of posting!


Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Inspirational Frog

Its Tuesday and we have a Great challenge at Top Tip Tuesday this time
Its a fun one and I think its great....

Our Host is the fabulous Lisa S 
and we might even have a Tip Collection from the lovely Deneen

Ok so then the challenge theme is...
Inspiration from something in your home.

This can be anything - ie a plant, a soft toy, some material, a picture anything! but please include the photo of your inspiration! 

Our Sponsor for this challenge is Fred She Said

My Inspiration is from a Frog ornament I have had for years
He is so cheeky!

So my Niece had said to me a few weeks ago that the hat I crochet for Aiden my Great Nephew
when he was 6 months he was coming to the end of wearing as it was getting to small
Here he is wearing it
So being it was his Birthday at the end of November I thought it would be great fun to make him a new one as apart of his 2nd Birthday pressi
so I think he will have lots of fun in this hat

I also had this made for him

and the back :)

Not sure if you sure the card I made a while ago in preparation for his Birthday so I decided to share
the card again too!

So here are some challenges I am playing along with:
House That Stamps Built - Anything but a Card
Miriam's CraftingHandmade gifts
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
All Crafts Challenge- (Dec/JanAnything but a Card
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Buttons
Cutie Pie Challenge - 
Cute + Anything but a Card

hugs me x

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Oh Christmas Tree......

Here we are in the first week of December...

I have my DT card to share with you
for the next challenge at

As You Like It challenge

The sponsor of this challenge is
My Mum's Craft Shop

The theme is Your Favourite Song or Film
You MUST explain WHY it is your favourite.

I thought for a little while...
and I have many favourite songs and films
But at this time of year I think the song I have in my mind is

Oh Christmas Tree
Because we always have a real tree
and we get it the 1st Week in December
I LOVE a real tree! Oh I just can't wait to get my tree!

Here are some challenges I am playing along with:

Sparkles Christmas - A BLUE BLUE CHRISTMAS
Papertake Weekly -  Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Extra - Anything goes as long as it's Christmas 
Crafting Musketeers - "Use Bling"
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper – Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Kreativeinkauf-challenge - Christmas tree
Ladybug Crafts - It's cold outside - Winter and/or Christmas :)

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