Monday, 27 November 2017


It's been quite a while since I posted on my blog as I've now stepped down from all the DT's I was on and having a bit of a crafty break.  This is my final card for 2017 and it's for the Christmas Cuties as I agreed to Guest Design for them twice this year.

Their theme this time around is


So I can imagine this will be a popular challenge!

My card used lots of oldies as I haven't been buying much new this year, a Dovecraft stamp and old old papers that I loved and because I put that on my blog, the lovely Susan gave me some more from her stash - thanks Mrs!

So here's my card with lots of die cuts and faux stitching.

Merry Christmas everyone!


Monday, 23 October 2017


Today Jen is looking for


as the theme for the latest Ooh La La Challenge.

So I chose this lovely fishing boat image off the Paula Oakley Collection.  Coming from a north east fishing town, I love this boat image, reminds me of the harbour I grew up beside and all the huge boats that used to berth there.  Now I know it's not huge on animals, but if you look close you'll see the sea gulls - lots and lots of seagulls - also very prevalent in Fraserburgh!

As You Like It - Animals or People - Animals - I just find them easier!
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes

Thursday, 12 October 2017


Well for those that visited my blog on Monday you will have read my kitchen news and the good news is, the workmen arrived and work is now underway - the bad news is I have no kitchen for 3 weeks and my living room is out of action too as I'm getting new flooring throughout both!  Hopefully next visit it will be all smiles and a progress report, but for now, back to Team A again and the latest challenge at MAWTT, and this time we are looking for creations relating to


So for my card I went for autumnal colours and this gorgeous sweetie from Wee Stamps!

The stamp was a new purchase pre coloured digi, but my papers are from the back of the drawer and were a favourite of mine a couple of years ago (Bo Bunny).


Monday, 9 October 2017

Die Cuts

Morning all and hopefully it will be a good morning.  I'm typing this up in Sept, but all going to plan the workmen should be arriving this morning to start my new kitchen...hopefully their timescales won't have slipped!

Anyway, back to the Ooh La La challenge and today I've set it as...

Die Cuts
So for my card, I used an image and papers from the Paula Oakley CD, then once my card was layered up I added loads of die cuts as you can all see!

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - AG
A Gem of a Challenge - Birthday card
Di's Digi's - Add a sentiment
As You Like it - Ribbon or flowers - to be honest I like both but on this card flowers seemed to work better so I'll go with flowers...for now!
Aud Sentiment - Die cut & sentiment - Or in my case a die cut sentiment!
Craft Rocket - Birthdays or pretty pink...think I have both!
Creative Knockouts - AG
Fab n Funky - Pretty in Pink

Monday, 25 September 2017

Harvest Time

Can you believe it, September almost been and gone already, the nights are getting darker quicker and the weather is turning that bit colder - it's Autumn already and heading fast towards Winter!

Today's challenge from Ooh La La, with an Autumn feel is

Harvest Time

Which to me means fruits on the harvest table!  And those fruits just happen to be apples baked in a pie - no four and twenty blackbirds though, just a few butterfly!

Come and Get It - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams - Patterned Paper
Glitter n Sparkle - Happy Birthday
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Di's Digi's - Autumn

Thursday, 14 September 2017


It's never a good idea to leave DT work till the last minute as things have a habit of going wrong and what seems like a reasonable plan fails in every respect!  Think my report card this week will read, "Could do better!"

More of my ramblings in a minute, but first the latest challenge over at MAWTT set by Christine, and to feature a sentiment as the focal point - no stamped pics - just a verse! 

So my card uses one of the great Visual Image sentiment stamps I won at the Stamping Sensations Challenge a couple of months back, (thanks again), and combines white and ivory card and several of my favourite dies.

As for the colour of the card - yeah...white and ivory, not beige, and certainly not pink!  Oh the joys of night photography with a failing battery!

Addicted to stamps and more - CAS
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - CAS

Daylight makes such a difference to photography, same card and a charged battery!

Monday, 11 September 2017

Happily Ever After

Today's card was for friends who married this summer, but it's also for the latest Ooh La La Challenge which has been set this time by Wynn as;

Happily Ever After

Now I've used this image before, from the freebie section on the Ooh La La site, and I've combined it with the papers from the Love file on the Shawn Jenkin's CD to make this wedding card.

Glitter n Sparkle - Anything goes
Allsorts - 2 DP's
Sweet Stampin - Wedding / Anniversary - Tags are LOTV stamps


Monday, 28 August 2017


This time the new challenge over at Ooh La La has been set as by Tez and she's looking to see some


Hopefully we'll have lots of entries this time around as lace is so easy to incorporate into a card.  For my card, I chose files from the Say it with Words CD and along with lace, added pearls and a corner diecut.

Crafty Friends - 65 - Birthdays
Alphabet Challenge - L - Lace
Fussy and Fancy - Things with wings - Butterflies
Craft Rocket - Animal Kingdom
Creative Moments - AG