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

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Things Beginning with 'B'

These challenges don't half come around quick! I think you can tell I'm spending less hours in my craft room these days, and if I haven't worked ahead, it's a mad rush to get my cards made on time! Oops!

Luckily I had this one made up before I went on holiday, so it was just a case of typing the post before it went live.  And the theme this time at MAWTT is...

Something/s Beginning with "B"

Bath/Bubbles/Bathing/Butterflies/Blooms & Birthday

So I think I covered quite a few B's with this bathing beauty from Pink Gem.  Jx

Fab n Funky - Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy - Birthday
Simon Says Stamp - Add a Sentiment
A Gem of A challenge - Birthday Wishes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes Jx

Monday, 14 August 2017


I've made this card ahead of time so we are still in Spring with the daffodils blooming as I type this post.  Hopefully as this post goes live with the Ooh La La challenge Michelle's choice of  theme will be in full bloom!

I went with summer flowers and chose this delightful image from the Shawn Jenkins CD - can you tell it's a favourite of mine and if you don't already have it, might I suggest you look into getting it as it really has so many fantastic images!

Anyway, back to my card - a simple layout, a touch of coloured lace and a heat embossed sentiment by Visual Image - love these little verses and think they finish cards beautifully.

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes


Sunday, 6 August 2017

Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes

Super excited today with lots of things to tell you all! First off, I'm guest designing for Stamping Sensations this month after winning their challenge back in June.  Really pleased to have been asked, and it was a nice easy one for me as their challenge this time is

Anything Goes

So my card for them was a thank you, made for hospital staff to thank them all for the great work they do.

It's a simple CAS card using a brilliant Simon Says Stamp thanks die and a couple of medical figures stamped from a Woodware cling set.

Colouring as ever is by Promarker.

Now, as I mentioned earlier, my GD spot came about after a Stamping Sensations win, but what I never mentioned was my great prize - a credit of £35 with Visible Image - and look at all the lovely goodies I got!

Haven't used them yet, but am delighted with my prize so HUGE thanks to Visible Image

Finally, my other news - as you read this I'm on holiday - currently in Rome hopefully enjoying the heat and the icecreams...will tell you all about it on my return, Jx

Monday, 31 July 2017

Anything Goes at Ooh La La

Challenge time again at OohLaLa and this time it's an

Anything Goes

So, my anything goes involved files off the Everyday Occasions CD and this fabulous rooster!

Short post today as it's agricultural show time here in Turriff so long hours working and lots of farm animals to be seen, I'll post pics later, Jx


Thursday, 20 July 2017

Age As Focal Point

Mid July, well it is when this goes live, but I'm still in June!  I am however working ahead and this is the card for Carole's challenge over at MAWTT
So she has asked us to make

Age the Focal Point 

in our creations.  So I have done this using a super digi stamp from Digi Stamp Boutique and some rather old papers which I found at the back of a drawer!

Hope you can spare time to join us, Jx

Dragonfly Dreams - AG
Glitter n Sparkle - AG
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - AG
Crafty Calendar - AG
Digi Stamp Boutique - AG using a DSB

Monday, 17 July 2017


Monday Morning in mid July - time for a new Ooh LaLa challenge and this time it's Lynn who's looking for;


So let's see those scenes where ever they may be!

My card is made from the Paula Oakley CD, I'm thinking the field is full of Oil Seed Rape - but I ain't no farmer so I could be wrong!

Hope you can spare time to join us, Jx

Monday, 3 July 2017


Monday morning again and time for a new challenge over at Ooh La La.  This time it's Julie who has chosen the theme, and she's picked,


as our theme, which happened to be perfect for me, as my parents celebrated their 60th (diamond) Wedding anniversary back in April so I made them this card to celebrate.

Again it's from the Shawn Jenkins Collection, and I made it a big 8x8 card with a scalloped edge...that's the beauty of CD crafting, you can scale up or down size to suit!

Di's Digi's - layer it up
Alphabet Challenge  - H is for hearts
As You Like It - Favourite way to add ribbon - a strip down the side or bottom of a card - just breaks up the layers and adds a nice bit of detail!
In The Pink - Special occasion - my parents anniversary.
Double D - Anything Wedding - wedding anniversary

...and here they are, my Mam & Dad on their wedding day!

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Get Well Soon

So, there's been a bit of a demand on cards of late, first graduation, then my neighbour going in to hospital for a hip replacement, hence the need for get well and thank you cards, all mixed in with the usual birthday requests!

So this demand has spurred me on and today I'm sharing my get well card with you, as my neighbour comes home today and it will be so good having her next door again so I can pop in and out as I please!

I'm not even going to begin naming the papers - they are old, but colouring is by Promarker and the stamp by LOTV.

Creative Knockouts - For the girls
Sketch Tanten - Sketch 33
Pink Gem - Summer Colours

Finally, I promised I'd share some graduation pics with here they are.  So proud of Alan, five years of study and he graduated with First Class Honours in Master of Chemical Engineering.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

An English Country Garden

You can always count on our Ang to pick a belter of a challenge, and yet again she has!  (Love it Ang).

So for the latest challenge over at MAWTT, we are following the theme of...

In An English Country Garden

But wait, that would be too straight forward for an Ang her twist is... picking a flower from the verse of the song!

Now half of these floweries I'd never recognise, so I bet some of you will quite successfully pull the wool over my eyes, however I do know a fox glove when I see one... and these are they courtesy of Poppy Power Stamps!

Crafty Sentiments - Use a sentiment
Addicted to Stamps - Flowers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Favourite stamp - well favourite at the moment cause its new!
Ribbon Girls - Any image & ribbon

Monday, 19 June 2017


Oh me! What a mix up this morning! My card scheduling has gone all to pot and I'm entering 2 cards into one challenge then leaving another blank!  Pauline, thanks for putting things right and helping me get things as they should be!

So... today's card, for the latest Ooh La La challenge which has the theme of


So what do we associate with summertime? The sun, visits to the beach, the garden in full bloom...any of these and a whole load more!

I went with the beach, my favourite place on a sunny day and chose this delightful image from the Paula Oakley CD - can you tell it's a favourite of mine and if you don't already have it, might I suggest you look into getting it as it really has so many fantastic images!


Sunday, 18 June 2017

More Graduation

So it's another graduation card today - this time for one of Alan's closest friends who is from Ghana - so I thought I'd use a tartan ribbon to remind him of his time is Scotland!

SSW2 - Use sketch provided.

Sketch 114


Saturday, 17 June 2017


After several weeks...if not months of card block, I have eventually managed to start colouring and make cards using stamps not kits!  Not sure if this was simply due to necessity or if I'm actually getting back into my card making...we can but hope!

Today's card is for our son Alan, who heard last week that he will be graduating in Masters Chemical Engineering with First Class Honours!!! Can't get better than that so I thought I'd best make him a card to celebrate!  His graduation is on Thurs so I dare say you'll see a photo or two!

My card uses a sweet Penny Black stamp and a selection of old papers - I am trying to use what I have...for now!

Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes with spots & stripes
PBSC - Masculine
Cheerful Sketches - Use Sketch Jx

Monday, 5 June 2017


Monday morning and I hope you all had a good weekend.  Uni term is now over so I've got Colin back home just now, and then Alan at the beginning of the week which is lovely.  I also have this years Race For Life next weekend, so am busy with my running.

Back to card making for now though, and the latest challenge over at Ooh La La, chosen by me and it's


So nice and easy I'd say, yet despite that I struggled to make my card - sometimes the more challenging themes focus you more and can actually be easier...or maybe it's just me!

So my image is from the lovely Paula Oakley Collection as are the papers, and here's my card...

A Gem of a Challenge - Men/Boys
Craft rocket - For men/boys


Thursday, 25 May 2017


I have to confess, I'm struggling to make cards these days!  My heart really isn't in it at the moment and despite needing several graduation cards this year, I've only just managed to make this one!  That said, I love these Pink Gem Topper Kits, and have relied on them several times this year when my motivation has left me!

So today's card is for the latest MAWTT challenge, which, if you haven't guessed by now, has the theme on...


Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes
Deep Ocean - Furry or Feathered Friends
Fairytale - Things with wings
Try it on Tuesday - Feathered Friends
Dream Valley - Things with Wings

Monday, 22 May 2017

Food & Drink

Don't know where the last two weeks have gone, but here we are at the start of another new Ooh La La challenge, and Jane is asking us to follow the theme of;

Food & Drink

So I have made this male card using files off the lovely Paula Oakley Collection CD.


Monday, 8 May 2017

Something Beginning with "B"

Another DT project today and it's back to working with Ooh La La Cd's.  This time it's Deloris hosting and she is asking us to include;

Something Beginning With "B" 

On our projects.

So after flicking through several files, I decided on this beauty from the Shawn Jenkins Collection. So my "B's" would be;

Birthday / Blue / Boat / Bottles and ball of string!!!

My Time to Craft - Masculine
Crafty Catz - Anything goes + 5 = Wooden Embellishments
Sisterhood of Crafters - B - Birthday/Boat/Bottles/Blue
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Thursday, 27 April 2017


Hi everyone, I'm the hostess this time at MAWTT and today I have chosen


as my theme.  There are so many gorgeous fairies out there, so the problem this challenge is deciding which to use.  Again I've gone with a super sweet Wee Stamp image all ready coloured. and paired her with some old papers, and a fancy die.

I was really pleased with how well the colours on this one matched - not always that easy with pre coloured stamps, but today it was possible with the papers I had.


Monday, 24 April 2017

Christmas Cuties

This hasn't happened in a very long time! Two posts from me in the same day! Can't quite believe it myself actually but here is the proof, a second card and this time its a Christmas card!

And the reason for the second post, is that I was lucky enough to be asked by Lisa at the Christmas With The Cuties if I'd like to guest design.  Clearly the answer was yes and the card below was made following their current theme of,
So, initially my card was going to just feature holly, but in a last minute switch this Christmas Cutie was purchased from Wee Stamps as I thought she filled the challenge better!

Papers are oldies from a few years back, I think by Fancy Pants but to be honest I'm not sure!

CRAFT - Christmas
A Snowflakes Promise - Anything Goes
Season's Greetings - Anything Goes
The Holly & The Ivy - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Cute Christmas
CHCC - Christmas for a child

Get Well Wishes

Today it's Wynn at the helm of the Ooh La La challenge and she has set our theme as

Get Well Wishes

It's always lovely to receive a hand made card - but even more lovely when you are under the weather.

So for my card I used this image from The Shawn Jenkins Collection with matching papers.  This time the sentiment is off a Pink Gem topper sheet - it matched the card and was looking for a home!

Crafts & Me - Things with wings
4 Crafty Chicks - Butterflies
Creative Knockouts - Lots of Layers
Fab n Funky - In the garden
Paper Shelter - Use a sentiment

Monday, 10 April 2017


Today's challenge over at Ooh La La has been chosen by Pauline and she has gone with


So me thinks we will have lots of entries this time!

For my card I went to the Paula Oakley CD and grabbed this image of kiddy shoes all pretty in pink candy stripes!  As always the image and the papers are straight from the CD file - all colour matched and ready to use!

Dragonfly Dreams - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Furry Friends

I've made so many cards with the Pink Gem kits lately, and never seem to post any in challenges, so today, as a card I made for my niece's birthday fits the Pink Gem Challenge I've decided to post it!

Pink Gem - Furry Friends

Spring Chickens

I've been messing about trying to finish this card for weeks now and eventually managed to piece it together this morning.  It uses a super Di's Digi and some of my favourite MME papers.

Die Sketch - Tanten - Sketch #30
Di's Digi's - Texture - Buttons, glaze on beak, flower & pearl


Thursday, 30 March 2017

Into The Woods

Almost the end of March, soon there will be leaves on the trees again and Winter will be behind us.  I made this card however last month, on a wet weekend when the trees were bare and Summer a long way off!

What isn't a long way off however is the next challenge over at MAWTT, chosen by Terrie and she's asking for projects relating to the theme...

Into The Woods.

Now initially I was going to do a woodland creature on my card, but as I rummaged through my real stamps, I came upon this stamp again - it's very simple but I do love it!

So the ink dusters and distress inks came out along with Papermania Capsule Collection papers, and the end result is above!

Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Cardz 4 Guys - In the country

Monday, 27 March 2017

Layer It Up

Almost the end of March, and time for another challenge over at Ooh La La.

Today we are looking for you to...

Layer It Up

Something that always happens on my cards to some degree, so my only decision was which image to choose!  In the end, I went with this lovely feminine dresser off the Shawn Jenkins Collection, and the results are below,

As well as lots of layers, I have a die cut flower, punched leaves ribbons and buttons all used to embellish my card.

CD Sunday - Any old iron - mirror frame & dresser handle
Dragonfly Dreams - Girly & Diecuts/punches
Glitter n Sparkle - Mother's Day/For a female
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girls - Any image & ribbon
Crafty Catz - Anything goes & buttons

Monday, 13 March 2017

Bunny Garden

Mid March already, and what better theme that;

Spring is in The Air

for the latest challenge over at Ooh La La.

So Spring can mean so many things, daffodils, chicks, and in my case ... bunnies!

Today's files come from one of the older Ooh La La CD's - (still available to buy from the online shop though).

The CD is Everyday Occasions and the files - Bunny Garden.

Everything on the card is from the CD except the sentiment and kraft.

A Gem of A Challenge - At least 3 B's - Birthday/Bunny?Blue/Birds/Basil
Fussy & Fancy - Anything Goes
CRAFT - Spring/Easter
Creative Knockouts - Lots of green
Deep Ocean - Dots and/or stripes -  stripes