Sunday 29 June 2014


Today sees the start of a new Sentimental Sundays challenge which is "Summer" (with a sentiment). Our summer weather here is the UK as always is a bit hit & miss (at the moment it's more miss than hit unfortunately lol).  I made a tag (which was actually made for a swap group I'm in on Facebook) & kept it clean & simple cos I love this image which was a part of an Acid Drops & Whatnots stamp set I go free with a magazine :D  I coloured it with ProMarkers, used some Glamour Dust on the water & the sky was made using chalk & a cloud die cut.  I inked the edges & finished off with an eyelet and ribbon.  Our fab sponsor this week is All Dressed Stamps so there is the chance to win some gorgeous images.

The challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Summer or Summer Colours 
Sweet Stampin' - Summer Fun
CFC - Summer Lovin'
That's Crafty! - All at Sea
Wags & Whiskers - Summer Fun
Milk Coffee - Summer Fun
Allsorts - Summer Girls

(without the sentiment)

I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend xx

Sunday 22 June 2014

When I Grow Up...

Well I never wanted to be a nurse (when I was a little girl I wanted to be a shoe designer, then when I was in secondary school I was going in the Navy but I met my now husband so didn't go) but I do work in a doctors surgery.   This week's challenge at Sentimental Sundays is "When I Grow Up" (+ a sentiment).  For my card I used another Jellypark image, this time "Girl in Nurse Costume" but this time I coloured it with my ProMarker blender pen & chalks & I like the naive feel it gives (well for this card at least ;o).  I kept the card simple (mainly due to time restraints but also cos I think the image is so sweet) just finishing off with a couple of flowers & pegs.  I hope you can find time to join us.

The challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - For a Child
Freshly Brewed - Red, White & Blue
Open-Minded Crafting - Patriotic Colours
A Little Bit Crafty - Child's Play
Creative Craft Cottage - Digi/Flowers
Brown Sugar - Dots &/or Stripes
The Stamping Boutique - Card for a Child

Have a wonderful Sunday :o)

Saturday 21 June 2014

Oh I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside :o)

Well that is the title of this week's Jellypark Friends challenge & it is also true, I am lucky enough to live near the sea & you can't beat a walk along the beach & getting some fresh air in your lungs :D  As you can tell from my blog I'm still short of crafting time but am trying to squeeze a bit in here & there but it isn't easy unfortunately.  For my card I used Jellypark's fab "Beach Hut Belle" digital stamp which I coloured with ProMarkers.  The paper is from Papermania's Ahoy There pad & I tore some yellow paper for the sand.  Finishing off with a die cut sun button, sentiment, ribbon & pearls.  I look forward to seeing all your summery entries :o)  (sorry I haven't had much time for visiting all your fab blogs, I do miss the inspiration but I hope I will have more time this week).

The challenges:
Cute Card Thurday - Beside the Seaside
Fun-day Friday - Summer Fun
Fairytale - Lazy Summer Days
Creative Corner - Summertime
Doodle Garden - Summer Lovin'
Sparkles - At the Beach/Summer Fun
Lia Stampz - Summer Fun
Milk Coffee - Summer Fun

I hope you're having a lovely weekend & thanks for looking xxx

Sunday 8 June 2014

Everybody's Favourite Challenge...

Hello, sorry I've not been around much lately I've been working extra hours as we are short-staffed at work & that hasn't left much time for crafting or blogging :o(
As the title suggests this weeks challenge at Sentimental Sundays is "Anything Goes" (+ a sentiment) & it is one that everyone can join in :D  I made a TP  mini album (an album using the inside of toilet paper rolls) for a swap & I must admit I didn't find it that easy though I would def have another go & hopefully it would be easier 2nd time round (I'll let you know if I do).  Here is the video I used: if you want to have a go.  I used various papers & stamps that I hadn't used for a while together with some lace ribbon & various other bits & bobs from my stash.  We are sponsored by Rick St Dennis so there is also the opportunity to win some fab images too :o)

The TP tubes are used to make the pockets

The challenges:
All Crafts - Anything Goes (but no cards)
A Creative Need - Anything Goes
Time 4 Scrap - Anything Goes 
Flat Friends - Anything But a Card
Craftyhazelnut - Patterned Paper
Emergency Crafters - Not a Card
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes

The tags that are in the pockets
I hope you're all having a lovely weekend, thanks for looking & I hope you will join the challenge :o) xx