Monday, 30 January 2017

Thank You

Today I'm the host for the Ooh La La challenge so I've set the theme as;

Thank You

I always think it is important to say thank you, and what better way to say it than with a pretty card.

For my card, I used files off the Paula Oakley CD - this one's called Sunflowers/Nasturtiums.  It's a lovely bright image perfect for the job I'd say!

Come And Get It - 3 or more layers
Dragonfly Dreams - With Thanks
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
As You Like it  - Favourite Flower & Why - Sunflowers - they are such happy flowers which just make me smile!

Finally a late addition to this post a picture I took of the countryside around us on my daily walk from the house.


Monday, 16 January 2017

For a Man/Boy

Second Ooh La La challenge of the year, and this time we are looking for projects around the theme of;
For a Man/Boy

So for my card I went with this biker Ted, off the Everyday Occasions CD.  My husband always spoke of his love of his Chopper bike when he was little, so this image made me think of him and the antics he got up to on two wheels!

The image and papers are all off the CD, I just added die cut clouds and a ribbon.

Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Anything Goes
Paper Shelter - Ribbon or Lace
Simon Says Stamp - Winter Birthday - Snow topped hills
Cardz 4 Guyz - Happy Birthday
The Ribbon Girls - Any Image
CD Sunday - Make it Male Jx

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Bugaboo's 7th Birthday Bash

Can't believe it's Bugaboo's 7th Birthday already - I've been a fan for years and still adore Jodie's fun images.

Happy Birthday Bugaboo!

So in true Bugaboo style, there's a week long of challenges to celebrate!

Day 1 Picture Inspiration:
So in keeping with the under the sea image I chose to use a little Bugaboo seahorse, and cause it's Bugaboo's 7th Birthday I used 7 of them!

Dragonfly Journeys - Birthday Bash
Polkadoodles Wk2 - Anything Goes

Day 2 - Stella Says Sketch
I prefer square cards so squished things around a bit and used a Bugaboo dolphin for my next card.

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes
City Crafter - Blue Monday

Not sure if I'll manage the rest of the week, who knows, but I'll post these for now just in case, Jx

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

New Home

Today's card is a bit late in the making but hopefully it will now have been received.  It's for my dear crafty friend Susan and her family who moved north at Christmas.  Hopefully soon we'll be able to meet up and share some crafty time together. (x)

So. my card uses an image and papers are from one of Susan's favourites - Lili of The Valley.  It's one of their digi stamps and shows a lovely country cottage.  I've coloured it with my usual Promarkers, then added little wooden hearts.

Sweet Stampin - Something New
A Gem of a Challenge - Something New
Come and Get It - Anything New
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes

Thursday, 5 January 2017

In The Air

Well, are you gradually getting back into the old routine now that the festivities are all past?  It's months since I made and posted 2 DT cards in the same week, but that's what I've done with this DL CAS card for MAWTT.

The challenge theme this time is;

In The Air

So I guess you could take that quite a lot of ways, balloons, birds, insects to name but a few or in my case planes.

This is the first time I've used this Funky Kits image called FF High Flyer - available as a digi here.  And I've just popped over to the Sugar Nellie page and discovered they are to close - so sad as it is a local company, based in Elgin.  They had lots of cute stamps and still have a few, so if you like this digi - grab him while you can!

Now I have to admit, my colouring skills (as always using Promarkers,) are pretty rusty, but like last year I aim to improve them with the help of Kit & Clowder - last year I bought a class...this year I hope to do it!!!

So that's my take on things, over to you now to see what you come up with.  Jx

Crafty Friends - Anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
The Male Room - Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts - Anything goes/ monochrome
Cardz 4 Guyz - Up up & away
Passion for Promarkers - Anything Goes

Monday, 2 January 2017


Firstly, Happy New Year everyone - hope it's a healthy and happy one for you all.

It seems like ages since I last posted on here - probably cause it has been ages!  So many Blogger changes too, I hope I manage to get this to work!

Today I'm here after our extended Christmas break to welcome you all to our new challenge over at Ooh La La.  And today we are working to the theme of;


It's up to you how you interpret this, but for me I went with butterflies and flowers and a good few pearls!

My image and papers are off the Occasions section on the Shawn Jenkins CD then I used a variety of textured embellishments to decorate my card.  I also double printed the butterflies and layered them up to add further dimension.

I'd also like to say hi to our newest teamies, Jane and Meg who are now crafting for us on the Ooh La La design team - great to have you ladies on board.

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - Anything Goes