Thursday, 19 February 2015


Hope you're all well today and ready for the latest challenge over at MAWTT.  This week it's Wendy in charge, and she has gone with

Butterflies in Pink or Lilac

Now as soon as I saw the theme, I grabbed my Ooh La La - Shawn Jenkins CD as I knew it had the perfect file on it.  Papers and image all came from the CD and here is my card;

Creative Card Crew - Birthday with sentiment
Come and Get It - Birthdays
CD Sunday - Floral Frenzie - maybe not a frenzie but there are little flowers and pearl flowers!
Lil Patch of crafty friends - anything goes
Pile it On  - Butterflies
The Corrosive Challenges - Things with wings - butterflies
Crafty Calender - Anything goes
Southern Girls - Winged things - butterflies

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Big Birthdayzzzzz!

Today is a very special day, in a very special year!  It's Colin's 18th Birthday today...

Happy 18th Birthday Colin, hope you have a fantastic day!

... with more big birthdays to follow soon with me & my twin sis celebrating our 50th next month then Alan celebrating his 21st in October - we couldn't have planned that better if we'd tried!

Anyway, back to today and Colin's card and a favourite little digi of mine, my Digi Stamp Boutique beer tankard.  This time I've shrunk it to mini size and printed 18 (obviously), again, coloured them with Promarkers and added glossy accents for glass effect.

The card is then finished with a Budweiser bottle top and a sentiment.

Crafty Catz - For the boyz
Digi Stamp Boutique - February Challenge

Monday, 16 February 2015

Add Something Green

Morning all, and it's time for another new challenge over at Ooh La La.  Today Avril would like to see that you...

Add Something Green

to your creation.  In my case however I just made a green card!

I found a fantastic image on the Ooh La La - Boys to Men CD - It's called Sniff.  The file had all the co-ordinating papers I needed, so all I had to do was design and add a ribbon.

I also layered up a few sections to make the joke stand out!

Quite pleased with how this one turned out, so I think I'll make up a few more in a similar style using more of the Boys to Men funny images.  Jx

Crafty Catz - For the boys
As You Like It - CAS 0r Fussy - I'm defo on the side of CAS, don't like busy cards as much I'm more a plain Jane and CAS is defo more in keeping for male cards!
Throwback Thursday - Anything green
Simon Says Stamp - All creatures great & small - the bear!
Come and Get It - Birthdays

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Share The Love

This is a rare occasion - a new card on my blog that isn't DT work!  It is however to let you know of a little deal, which I though was rather nice... and rather than keep it all to myself I thought I'd share it with you and share my love for A Day For Daisies!

A Day For Daisies are currently running a promotion for valued customers whereby each month you get a $2 gift voucher to spend in store - that gives you a half price digi coming in at about £1.64 when I shopped, not bad eh!

To become a valued customer all you need to do is stop by their shop monthly to make a purchase. Downloading a freebie or using store credit also counts, so it's easy to qualify!

So obviously I made a little purchase to maintain my active customer status and so receive another $2 coupon for next month!

This month I chose this gorgeous hedgehog stamp called "Love Hurts" - how could I resist him, remember my month of the hedgehog last year!

The papers today are LOTV and the colouring by Promarker.

Challenges; (Think I've missed quite a few of the ones I'd aimed for!)
Chocolate Coffee & Cards - Love is in the air
Fussy & Fancy - It's all about love
Wags n Whiskers - For someone you love
Crafters Cafe - Hearts
Crafting for All Seasons - Have a heart
Simon Says Stamp - All Creatures Great & Small
Passion for Promarkers - To someone I love
Crafty Cardmakers - Love


Thursday, 5 February 2015


Challenge time again over at MAWTT, and today Hazel has chosen


as the theme.  Now for some strange reason I keep thinking of fruit pastels, but I've a feeling that may not be the path she wants us to follow!!!

Instead I'm thinking pale colours, so it's an ivory lily I share with you today set on lovely Bo Bunny - Primrose Collection papers.  Nothing too fancy about todays card - but that's kinda how I like them!  Oh, and did I mention my new stitched dies from the fab Simon Says Stamp - Got them at Christmas (Thanks Mam & Dad x) - love them already and this is their first use!

Sorry about photo - Winter light is****e!
Allsorts - Flower Power
Crafty Catz - Stitching - real or faux - stitched dies
Polka Doodles - Flower Power
Clear it Out - Anything goes - Nothing new here. Last years papers & an even older stamp
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
Papertake - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes

Monday, 2 February 2015


With Valentines Day just around the corner, it's not a surprise that the latest challenge theme over at Ooh La La has been set as...


by the lovely Anne!

So having sifted through a variety of files and papers, I eventually decided on this Love file from the Shawn Jenkins Collection CD.

It's a simple layered card finished off with a ribbon and a heart button and I think I know who will be getting it!

A Gem of A Challenge - Lots of Layers
Di's Digi Designs - Include a heart - Wooden heart button
Sweet Stampin - Love
Wags N Whiskers - Hearts - button
Winter Wonderland - Lots of Layers

The Shawn Jenkins Collection - CD Available here