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Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Hello....and Happy Wednesday!

Hello my lovely blog chums, hope that post finds you well!

This is pretty much me playing catch up today. So you will know that hubby and I went on a little jaunt, to visit his daughter and her family in  Scotland and to meet our new baby grandson. Well, we had a smashing time and fell completely in love this little fellow.
So now, I am very excited and proud to introduce you all to
Alex Ewan Alistair
born 6th February and weighed in at 8lb 3oz

The day after returning home we had to take our Daisy (our Jack Russell X Shih Tzu) to the vet for, what turned out to be quite a big operation. She had to have a unilateral mastectomy. For a little dog, she has quite some stitching there and did need a little extra care and attention over the weekend. She is recovering well though. So before I knew it, Monday had rolled around again, I was back to work and unfortunately not a bit of blogging had happened!!!!

So, I have two DT cards to share today..........

First up, is sweet sketch wednesday
and here is my DT card
Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are
I thought, For you Ducky, would be an adorable image to play with and it actually adapted to the sketch really well. Even though I am late with this, there is still time to play along, so I do hope you will join us.


Ok, next up - hope you're still with me - it's also cutie pie challenge
and our theme this time is
VALENTINE'S OR MUM'S
we are sponsered by our lovely friends at
and here is my DT card
I was lucky enough to be given a couple of packs House Mouse pre-printed  images....and I thought this one would fit the theme perfectly.

I would also like to enter this card into:

Just before I sign off for now, I thought I might just add a couple more photos

Alex with Nanny, Grandad and his big sister, Erin.

Cheerio for now xx

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Love is in the air, with Crafty Friends

Hello there my lovely blog chums, so how was your week? 
Have scheduled this post as we are currently away in Scotland, visiting family.

It's time for a new challenge with Crafty Friends, and most appropriately our theme is
LOVE IS IN THE AIR

Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are
I have used the very lovely - Love Ewe digi, together with yummy papers from Limetree, doily, sticky pears and a heart die cut. Own sentiment featuring Baby Lexi font.I

I would like to enter:
A gem of a challenge....have a heart

I will be back with you when I get home, I'm sure I may have one of two super cute photos to share too. Bye for now xx

Thursday, 1 February 2018

SSW2 #129

Hello my lovely blog chums and Happy February! 
Hope this post finds you fine and well, and having a good week so far. Had a trip to the cinema with the hubby, this week, to see "Darkest Hour". Thought Gary Oldman was fantastic as Winston Churchill and the film, itself, was a terrific watch. As a child of the 70's myself, I had no idea how close we actually were to invasion. Anyway, highly recommend the film.

So, great news - its time for a new sketch and challenge with 

we have another fab sketch, which we hope will inspire you
Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are
who will be offering a great prize to our winner as well as providing some adorable images for the team to play with
I used  "Fly Me To The Moon", with my own twist of giving this little chap a balloon to play with. Image coloured with ProMarker and papers from The Works.

We do hope you will hop on over and join in.....click here

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Never say never!

Hello, My lovely blog chums.....Hope you're having a really good weekend. Ok, so we can safely say that the weather is completely pants.....having done the food shopping yesterday, the plan is to whizz through the housework in the morning and then enjoy an afternoon of crafting!


Anyway, on to today's card, and my post title really sums it up. So it popped up in my news feed that this week's Less is More challenge, has a Cute theme......which I couldn't resist, but then I noticed that it is one layer card week - which I never usually do, but thought, why not give it a bash. Just to stretch myself even further I decided to use Kraft as my card base, instead of white. I have never stamped and coloured on Kraft before but I was actually pretty happy with the way it turned out. I would often read other people's blogs and they might say that they were using a stamp or a die or whatever that they'd forgotten they owned and I always thought I would NEVER do that, but I must 'fess up that is exactly what happened with this adorable stamp which I was happily reunited with when I was rummaging through my stamps. Yes, I did kick myself, lol! The little lovely in question is Albie the rabbit from sugar nellie. I used Trimcraft First Edition markers to colour and completed my card with enamel dots from MME

I would like to enter these challenges:
less is more - olc cute
A gem of a challenge - cool in blue
moving along with the times - cas

Have a great week, I'm off to Birmingham for a work convention on Tuesday, should be "fun"....wish it was a craft event instead!

Friday, 19 January 2018

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 #128

Hello my lovely blog chums, hope your having a great week. I do hope that you've not be troubled with the wintry weather that we've encountered this week.

It is time for a new challenge with 

My DT card based on this fab sketch


Our lovely sponsors for this challenge are

and they are offering a gift certificate for the lucky winner.

They also, very kindly, provided the team with some gorgeous images to use......I couldn't resist
Woofie Birthday
I had originally planned to print out and colour, but thought the pre-coloured  image was so bright and cheerful looking that I went for that one instead.
The papers are from a  Papermania stack that has been about for some time now. I am always happy to have an opportunity to use gingham ribbon too.

If you're looking for a sketch to kick off the New Year mojo, why not have a go at this one.

I mentioned, a couple of posts ago, that we had taken advantage of the Get Into London Theatre promotion, and on Wednesday night we went to see
The Lion King

About 5 minutes after this selfie was taken, My happy little face had years rolling down it, as I got caught up in the moment of the beginning of the show! The music and the way that they have created the animals was absolutely stunning, and I would recommend this to you all.....in fact, I wanna go again and take you all with me!!!!!

Monday, 15 January 2018

When is it ok, to get the January Blues???

I'll tell you when, my lovely blog chums......when this is the theme for the next 



Our lovely sponsors are our good friends at

Our Prize for ONE lucky winner is 

2 Individual Digi images OR 2 Card Topper Kits
OR one of each (no sets or sentiment sets)  
of the winners choice 


 You may know, from My previous post, that my step-daughter is due to have a C-Section on the 6th February, and this card has been made in anticipation of our new family member.  So I'm sure you will excuse me if my card looks a little unfinished, as there will be a sentiment added in the fullness of time.

I was delighted to have the opportunity to use this adorable image from Pink Gem - Baby's first Christmas. This is coloured with Promarkers and have also used yummy blue dotty card from Limetree crafts.

We hope you will hop on over and join in our challenge......We would love to see you.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

In the County

Hope you're having a lovely weekend! Got off to a great start here as last Thursday we were lucky enough to have another theatre trip to London, this time to see "School of Rock". It was absolutely terrific......hadn't even seen the film before, but loved it and would definitely recommend! We actually decided to be very naughty and treat ourselves to a few shows over the next few weeks, taking advantage of a promotion that ran from the beginning of December, where tickets for many of the West end shows are heavily reduced, basically to put bums on seats at the quiet time of the year......so we will also be going to see The Lion King, this week (sooooo excited!!)  and later in  the month we are seeing Les Miserables, which I'm hoping to get through without bawling my eyes out this time!

Megan came back from Uni, to go to the theatre with us and whilst she was home, also reminded me to make a Wedding card and candle for one of her Uni pals, so whilst I was I had a bit of crafting time I decided to crack on with a card using a super cute LOTV stamp that I got last year, but still hadn't got round to using (shame on me 😞) I believe it goes by the name of In the County, and is a little treat to colour. I have used my ProMarkers, as ever. I raided my paper scraps box for both the green gingham and also blue dotty papers. I also used Magnolia fence die, cloud die and sentiment die too.

I have already entered the LOTV January Facebook challenge and I would also like to enter:
passion for promarkers - masculine
brownsugarchallenge - birthdays

Off to bed now, but I will be here with more DT cards this week xx