Wednesday, 30 March 2016


Hi everyone,

I'll make this short today.  I'm taking some heavy duty antiobiotics
which have taken the fever down but I just want to give in and go to my bed!

Today starts a new challenge at
Where to theme is Buttons

I've coloured a newer image called  So Ready for Spring

Coloured with Copics:
Hat E34, YR24, YR21, YR31
Red: R89, R29, R27, R24, R22
Hair: E43, E44, E47
Blue:  B94, B97, B91
Skin: E11, E21, E000, R20, R11
Sunglasses:  B24, B94, B91
Sentiment - LOTV Stamped with Versafine Crimson Red
Buttons, ribbon, lace from my stash
 White die cut - Spellbinders Victorian Accents
Red Die Cut - Spellbinders A2 Devine Eloquence - cut in half

As always there is a fabulous prize for the winner this week, especially
if you use a TPS image.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today.  Please check our the blog to see
the fabulous inpiration from the rest of the DT.

Friday, 25 March 2016

Christmas star...

Hi everyone,

I'm back again as promised.
Hope your week was a good one and that you've something fun planned for the weekend.
We have freezing rain as I type this post, schools are closed
 and worst of all..... lunch with the girls was cancelled today!! 

Since it's Friday that means there is a new challenge starting at
where I get to be host for the week.   I've chosen the theme

"For a Child"

Any project suitable for a child will do.

I've coloured Christmas Star available at our fabulous sponsor this week

Coloured with Copics:
Gold - YR23, Y17, Y15, Y13
Red:  R46, R24, R22
Hair: E21, E33, E31, E39
Green:  G16, G13
SB Frame - Devine Eloquence
Quickutz Stars, Diamond Stickles in the center (very old die)
Shabby White Frantage
 Seam binding ribbon 
3 rows of Gold & Silver stickers from my very old stash

I would like to enter the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge - F - no frills cuz it's to be mailed
All Dressed Up Challenge #51
Holly Jolly Christmas #68 - use your stash ( gold & silver stickers, Quickutz stars)
Scrappymo's Rudolph Days

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you can play along with us this week.
It's never to early to get a head start on those Christmas cards.

Pastels at Fussy and Fancy Friday

Hi everyone,
Today starts a new challenge at

where I have the honour of being host for the next 2 weeks.

I've chosen "Pastel Colours" as the theme

We are sponsored by the fabulous Paper Shelter
 ( a little partial here as I am fortunate to be on their DT as well). 

For my card today I've used a pre-coloured image from The Paper Shelter called "I Love You Baby

Shape made using MS Cherish punches
Cheery Lynn Victorian Romance Floushish die used on the corner
Flowers from WOC, leaves made using MS fern punch
Shabby White Frantage 

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafting by Designs - 3 or more layers

Thank you for stopping by today.  I'll be back shortly with my second post for today
where I get to be the host of Winter Wonderland.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Challenge #297 @ Fab'n'Funky

Hi everyone,
I'm back after a lovely holiday in Florida with our daughter and her family.
We had record breaking warm weather that was great for swimming and enjoying
the sunshine. Tough to come home to the cold...brrrrr!  ...and piles of laundry!
but a small price to pay.  I hope to be catch up with everyone this week after
 my work is done.  I've missed you all !

Today starts a new challenge at
where our lovely, talented Wendy is hosting for the week and has chosen
"Flowers" as the theme. I know Wendy has a beautiful garden so I'm not
surprised she has chosen this theme.

This week we are sponsored by the fabulous Lemon Shortbread


I'm using a card for the challenge that I've coloured with copics some time ago using
Aurora Wings image "rose corner 2" 

 DP is from an old Stampin Up collection, ribbon from my stash
Ranger Glossy accents added to the petals to represent dew

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Aurora Wings Challenge #25 - Anything Goes 

Thanks for stopping by today.

Monday, 14 March 2016

So Fairy Cute ~ at the Cutie Pies

Hi everyone,
Hope you had a fabulous weekend.

Today starts a new challenge at the Cutie Pies where the theme is "So Fairy Cute"

We are sponsored by the fabulous  
who generously supplied us with our digis this month.

My choice was to colour Little Flower Fairy available here in the Etsy shop.

Coloured with Copics
Flower: V17, V25, V22, V20, YG00
Leaves: G94, G43, G40, G000
Dress/Wings R85, R83, R81, RV10
Hair:  E33, E47, E53
Shape created with Spellbinders Grand Calibur Grand Dahlia die
Embossed with StampinUp Folder Square Lattice
Swirls are Cheery Lynn Victorian Romance Flourish die
Ribbon and rhinestone circle from my stash
Spellbinders Grand Calibur Decorative Circles One Die for inner circle

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Hope you get a chance to visit
the blog and see the wonderful inspiration from my team mates.

Friday, 11 March 2016

Cozy & Warm ~~

Hi everyone,
The weekend is almost here.  
Hope you have something fun planned.

Today starts a new challenge at
where Julie is hosting for the week.
She has chosen the theme "Must have a Charm"  

We are fortunate to have two fabulous sponsors this week

I coloured with Copics sweet little Bigsby who is resting so peacefully
in this lovely wreath.

I bought a package of tassels several years ago that were on sale after Christmas
 and thought one would be perfect because of the cute little gold bell charm.
LOTV Sentiment stamped in Versamark Olympia green
Spellbinders Ovals used to cut out the image
Authentique Wonder collection DP
It is not showing in the picture but I added glossy accents to the ornaments.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Paper Piecing at Fab'n'Funky

Hi everyone,
Hope it's been a good week for you so far.

Weather has been great here.  The birds are singing and we even see signs of spring in the garden. 
The snow is melting away quickly...yeah!  I do hope that is the end of it!

Today starts a new challenge at
where the lovely Chris is our host and has chosen "Paper Piecing" as the theme.

Our sponsor is the fabulous 

I coloured with Copics a sweet little image from ADFD called Cookie Jar.
Instead of colouring his/her hair I decided to give them a hat and kept the design quite simple 

DP - Papertrey Ink 2008 Bitty Stars Basics & Plain paper
Flowers cut using SB Rose Creations, embossed with Clear embossing powder

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Clear it Out Challenge - DP from 2008

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you get to play along.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Challenge #238 at TPS ~ Bingo

Hi everyone,
I hope you've had a good week. 
March came in like a lion yesterday....digging out today but can't complain. 
We've had a very good winter so far.

Today starts a new challenge at
where there is a game of Bingo for you to play

 I used the line...sentiment, digital image and button
I've coloured with copics the adorable Seeking Inspiration available here.
I added the sentiment to the easel using word.

Balloon dies are Die-Namics and the Eiffel Tower is a SB die
Button from my stash as well as the dp

As always there is a fabulous prize for the winner, especially of you use an image
from TPS.  Hope to see you there.

I would like to enter the following challenges:.

Thanks for stopping by,