Monday, 25 September 2017

Harvest Time








Jane's choice of Challenge is "Harvest Time"at Ooh-la-la, my image and papers are from
Shawn Jenkins Cd available here .

 My jar is empty at present but will soon hold homemade preserved apple pie filling recipe here, we have several apple trees in the garden and it looks as though we will have a bumper crop, so I'll also be making apple chutney and beetroot and apple jam, last year I spent the week we were going on holiday making preserves, this year the pace will be more leisurely

Please pop over to the challenge site to see the other team members cards, look forward to seeing your entries.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Mellow Yellow





Mellow Yellow is Wynn's choice for the Challenge at  CD Sunday today, as it's now the end of Summer it seems appropriate to have a last look at a sunshine colour.

Do pop over to the challenge to see the teams cards, remember to use something from a Cd to be eligible for a prize from Wynn.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Ice and Snow




 Good morning Crafty friends, this card is another example for this months Simply Christmas Challenge , it isn't essential to use Paper Creator products but you will gain an extra entry if you do.

This is the Reindeer Pull  6x6 card Kit, it includes everything you need including a choice of sentiments and a matching envelope.


Please pop over to the Blog to see the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team, we would love you to join in, you could win a £10 coupon to spend in the shop.

I'm afraid I won't be around for several weeks as I am having surgery and expect to be in hospital for a couple of weeks, I've also been advised against using the computer for a further few weeks, I have DT posts scheduled for this time, see you soon.



Challenges

http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/wrap-it-up.html
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/challenge-203-fun-outside.html
http://sparklesforumchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/challenge-80-christmas-animals.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/chnc-challenge-extra-for-september-2017.html
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/challenge-15-anything-christmas-goes.html
https://themerrychristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/challenge-35-anything-goes-christmas.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/chnc-challenge-352.html

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Snowtime



Good morning everyone, this is another example for the current Simply Christmas challenge at Paper Creator Debbie creates wonderful kits available here.

 The theme this month is Simply Christmas , it isn't essential to use Paper Creator products but you will gain an extra entry if you do.

 I have used the Snowtime 6x6 card Kit, it includes everything you need including a choice of sentiments and a matching envelope.


Please pop over to the Blog to see the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team, we would love you to join in, you could win a £10 coupon to spend in the shop.


Challenges

http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/wrap-it-up.html
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/challenge-96-die-cuts-and-or-punches.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/chnc-challenge-extra-for-september-2017.html
http://thehollyandivychristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/challenge-15-anything-christmas-goes.html
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-clean-simple/
http://jinglebellesrock.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/christmas-tic-tac-toe.html blue cardstock snow
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/challenge-203-fun-outside.html

Monday, 11 September 2017

Friday, 8 September 2017

Believe in the Magic


 Good morning Crafty friends, this card is another example for this months Simply Christmas Challenge , it isn't essential to use Paper Creator products but you will gain an extra entry if you do.

This is the Walking in a Winter Wonderland  6x6 card Kit, it includes everything you need including a choice of sentiments and a matching envelope.


Thursday, 7 September 2017

Friday, 1 September 2017

Simply Christmas



Good morning everyone, this is my second challenge with the Paper Creator Design Team. Debbie creates wonderful kits available here.

 The theme this month is Simply Christmas , it isn't essential to use Paper Creator products but you will gain an extra entry if you do.

This is the Where the Snow falls 6x6 card Kit, it includes everything you need including a choice of sentiments and a matching envelope. The decoupage image is laid out for easy cutting and layering.




Please pop over to the Blog to see the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team, we would love you to join in, you could win a £10 coupon to spend in the shop.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Let's Hear it for the Boys








 A card which I intend to give hubby for his Birthday this week is my interpretation of Pamela's choice of theme Let's Hear it for the Boys this week at CD Sunday.

The papers are my elements from CD's Kameo Cards Plaid CD and Polkadoodles Belle Papillon. Many thanks to teamies Jocelyn and Jane for the cogs I used as embellishments.Other dies used are Tonic for the numberals and Tattered Lace for the greeting. Sentiment from TLC.

Head on over to CD Sunday have a peek at the cards there and join in with us. Remember to use an element from a CD on your card.


Challenges


http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/challenge-200-anything-goes-optional.html
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-august.html
http://sparklesforumchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/challenge-95-birthday.html
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/challenge-121-anything-goes-with.html
http://desiref.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no13.html
http://intaas.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/ch-15-layer-it-up.html
http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/pixies-snippets-playground-week-295-and.html
http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/174-zahlen-numbers.html
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/its-anything-goes-challenge.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/challenge-50.html
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/challenge-65-and-winners-of-challenge-64.html

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Sailboat




Good morning  and many thanks to those who visit and leave a comment, I enjoy reading them and appreciate the time you take to leave them.

Today's card's image is from Debbie at the Paper Creator Store and comes from the Sail Away Shaped Card Kit. I kept it CAS only using the elements included in the kit.

Pop over to the store or the blog where you can see other examples of the kits available, we would love you to join in with us.


Challenges

http://do-allkreatives.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/challenge-8-0108-bis-3108-zum-geburtstag.html
https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/ltscb-100-kidz-rule.html
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/challenge-172.html
http://craftaholicsrus.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/challenge-32-ocean-life.html
http://craftyfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/challenge-64-and-winners-of-challenge-63.html
http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/52-things-beginning-with-letter-b.html

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Past Times




Jane's choice this week at CD Sunday is Past Times and I used an image from a very old Cd Joanna Sheen's Dancing with Shadows, lots of feminine embellishments and a die cut sentiment from Tattered Lace, I had already made a card for my sister's 60th but think I might send this one instead.

please visit the challenge and join in, remember you need  to include an element Cd and to tell us which one you used. 


Challenges

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Meatballs





Good morning  and many thanks to those who visit and leave a comment, I enjoy reading them and appreciate the time you take to leave them.

Today's card's image is from Debbie at the Paper Creator Store and comes from the Chef 6x6 card kit. I kept it CAS only adding a sentiment which is included in the kit. The theme this month is Something for the kids, don't most kids love spaghetti and meatballs

Pop over to the store or the blog where you can see other examples of the kits available, we would love you to join in with us.


Challenges


http://cardmaniachallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/cmc95-party.html
https://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/ltscb-100-kidz-rule.html
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/challenge-63-winners-from-challenge-62.html
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/challenge-171.html
http://daranddiane.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/neutrals-with-texture.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/challenge-49.html

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Something for the Kids



Good morning everyone, I am thrilled to have been asked to join the Paper Creator Design Team by the talented Debbie who creates the wonderful kits available here.

 The theme this month is Something for the Kids , it isn't essential to use Paper Creator products but you will gain an extra entry if you do.

This is the Sweet as Honey Shelf Card Kit and it was amazingly straight forward to assemble as it comes with really clear and precise instructions.  






After cutting out all the elements and folding the tabs as per the instructions it all slots together really easily to create the dimensional card shown above.

The kit also includes the box to put your card in.





Please pop over to the Blog to see the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team, we would love you to join in, you could win a £10 coupon to spend in the shop.



Challenges

http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/challenge-488-anything-goes.html
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/challenge-261-anything-goes.html
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/challenge-134-and-winners-132.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/challenge-49.html
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/challenge-62-winners-from-challenge-61.html
https://craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/august-anything-goes-challenge.html

Monday, 31 July 2017

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Baby Boy




Good morning everyone, I am thrilled to have been asked to join the Paper Creator Design Team by the talented Debbie who creates the wonderful kits available here.

This card was a last minute rush for a friend to give to a new mum. The Blue Baby Bear Scales Ultimate Kit includes several papers as well as the baby bear images and co-coordinating bows.

We have a dull dreich wet morning here, I had planned to be in the garden today, as we were out yesterday, the strawberries are ripening nicely and some are ready to pick, at least I won't have to water the veg plot or the fruit trees.


Challenges

http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/challenge-134-and-winners-132.html
http://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/challenge-42.html
http://craftysentiments.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/clean-and-simple-or-fussy-and-fancy.html
http://stampsfun-creativity.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/306-alles-geht-anything-goes.html
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/challenge-62-winners-from-challenge-61.html

Monday, 17 July 2017

Landscapes In the Woods






This week's challenge "Landsacapes " was chosen by Lynn, the papers and image are from Ooh -la-la The Paula Oakley Collection, available here. I will probably put a sentiment a the bottom right corner when I send the card either as a thank you or for a birthday.

Please take the time to have a look at my teamies cards then enter the challenge with your own.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Celebrations Happy Birthday




Jocelyn's choice of challenge at CD Sunday this week is Celebrations, This could be any celebration and I chose Birthday as I have several female family birthdays in August.the image is from Ooh-la-la Yesterday's Memories and the sentiment from Desert Diva.

 Remember to use something from a CD on your entry, pop over to the CD Sunday site to see the teams cards and perhaps get some inspiration.


Challenges

http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/challenge-62-winners-from-challenge-61.html
http://asyoulikeitchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/do-you-prefer-pearls-or-gems-and-why.html pearls for their soft sheen
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-july.html
http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/challenge-199-anything-goes-optional.html
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/challenge-486-ribbonsbows.html
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/challenge-134-and-winners-132.html
http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/challenge-191celebration.html
http://simplypapercraftsforalloccassions.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/challenge-48.html
http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/challenge-159-bling-lace-and-ribbon.html
http://crafting-with-dragonflies.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/85-vintage-shabby-chic.html

Friday, 7 July 2017

Penguin with Presents




Thank you for all of the lovely comments on my last cards I really enjoy reading them and appreciate the time you take to visit.

We have a miserable day here misty with very fine rain, I had hoped to finish planting some bulbs but that will have to wait.

Instead a Christmas card with a newly purchased Simply Print image from Lili of the Valley and a sentiment from them purchased last year, the papers were free with a magazine last year as well. The card will be added to the School bus box.


Challenges

http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/challenge-31-optional-themeoh-deer.html
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/july-challenge-anything-goes.html
http://papercreatorscrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/challenge-59-anything-goes.html
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/june-anything-christmas.html
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/challenge-61-winners-from-challenge-60.html
http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/2nd-annual-christmas-in-july-summer.html
https://christmaswiththecuties.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/challenge-7-clean-and-simple.html
http://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/challenge-41.html
http://inkychicks.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/challenge-85-christmas.html
http://pdelinkyparty.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/ch-180-christmas-in-july.html
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/n-is-for-new-o-is-for-old.html
http://unicornchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/challenge-23-christmas-in-july.html
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/christmas-penguins.html
http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/challenge-349-christmas-in-july.html
http://christmascardchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/ccc-16.html

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Up the Garden Path




A really simple card for Margaret's Challenge at CD Sunday this week, which is Up the Garden Path.
Image and papers from Joanna Sheen One Summer's Day, a really beautiful Cd. I added some die cut flowers for extra dimension and a simple greeting.

Have a peek at the design team cards and please join in with us for  Margaret's challenge, you can see the design team's cards at CD Sunday , remember you must use an element from a CD and give the name of the CD you used to be eligible for the top pick prize.


Challenges

http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/48-english-country-garden.html
http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/challenge-163-ribbon-or-twine-team-trace.html
http://fairytale-challengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/challenge-171-hobby.html gardening
http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/challenge-61-winners-from-challenge-60.html
http://intaas.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/ch-11-flowers.html

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Birthday Tag




Thank you to my followers for their continuing support I appreciate the time you take to leave a comment, especially in the beautiful weather when we all want to be outdoors.

The garden is progressing slowly, the fruit trees look as though we can expect a good crop and the raised vegetable beds are coming along nicely, there will be plenty of fruit and veg to pickle and make jams and chutneys in the autumn.

I have a few friends and family members with a big birthday coming up, I've made cards with matching cards for each of them, I'll show the card which this tag goes with at a later date.



 Challenges

http://lilpatchofcraftyfriends.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/challenge-60-winners-from-challenge-59.html
https://digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/wk-25-anything-goes-craft-challenge-at.html
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/challenge-356-feisty-females-with.html
http://thesisterhoodofcrafters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/use-your-imagination.html
http://movingalongwiththetimes.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/48-english-country-garden.html
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/challenge-133-winners-131.html
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/challenge-376-anything-goes-with.html
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/week-421-flower-power.html
http://intaas.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/ch-11-flowers.html

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Christmas Houses





I bought a few Hunkydory Little book selections on Ebay at the end of last year and decided that they mustn't lie in the drawer for ever, Teamed with papers that were free with the Die Cutting Essentials Christmas Special and some Spellbinder die cuts. Another card to add to the Christmas Box.

A pleasant day here now after a wet start, not too hot thankfully. We had quite a few birds nesting in the garden this year and have been putting nuts and fat balls out on a daily basis, we are now going through at least 8 fat balls a day and often see 30+ birds at the feeders.It's lovely to see them.


Challenges

http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/challenge-30-optional-themefur-fluff.html
http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/june-challenge-house-or-cottage.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/chnc-challenge-extra-for-june-2017.html
http://christmasatsweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/june-anything-christmas.html
http://themerrychristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/june-ch-anything-christmas-optional.html
http://asnowflakespromise.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/challenge-41.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/chnc-challenge-338.html
http://abcchristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/l-and-m-are-for.html more than 1 house, tree,person