Thursday, 14 December 2017

AYLI #120 Bag or Box

Hello, hello wherever you are!! 

I have something a little different today for the new challenge over at


We challenge you to share your favourite bag or box.


I have chosen a box on this occasion, simply because I saw something similar on Pinterest and just had to have a go. This was actually my first attempt so I was mighty pleased that it turned out so well. You can find the instructions here. I used a holly mask and Glitter Kiss for the little square panels on the box.  It was great to get messy!!

I liked it so much that I have made seven of them to to hold little festive gifts for my work colleagues!!

It would be lovely if you could join us xx

Monday, 11 December 2017

Stars and Snowflakes

Welcome to a new week and a new challenge at


The theme is Stars and/or Snowflakes. I made use of one of my Julie Loves kits from Craftwork Cards. I love this colour palette!! The digi image is an old one from Paper Nest Dolls, one of our sponsors.


As you can see, a really simple card.

I hope that you will manage to snatch a minute or two, during this busy time of year, to join us. We can't promise mince pies and mulled wine but a warm welcome is always available!!

See you soon friends xx

Some challenges

Dragonfly dreams - Non traditional Christmas colours
Addicted to stamps #159 - Seasons Greetings
Come and get it challenge - Christmas
Pink gem designs #209 - Anything Goes Christmas

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Winter Dan

Hello everyone.  I can't believe that it has been over a week since I posted anything...where has that time gone?!!

 I was looking through my digi folders and found Winter Dan from Digistamp Boutique so thought I would have a play.
 

I bought the papers in Hobby Craft last year as I rather liked the unusual colour way which seems to suit a male flavour card perfectly!! He was coloured with Promarkers. The plywood snowflake was in my stash and a perfect colour match too. My Go Kreate frilly dies made the base.

Looks like we may be getting some snow here in the UK over the next few days, not sure how I feel about that when there is so much Christmas prep still to do!! It's  jolly  nice to look at, as long as you don't have to leave the house!!

Anyway, I am waffling. I will be back on Monday with  little bit of Cutie Pie goodness!!

 Until then stay safe, whatever the weather.

Some challenges

Digital Boutique December Competition 
Kitty Bee Designs #109 - Anything Goes +/- Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes
I love Promarkers #348 - Autumn/Winter
Passion for Promarkers #424 - Mega Christmas Challenge, Add a sentiment

Thursday, 30 November 2017

AYLI Favourite Animal

Hello crafters. I am hosting today over at


and the theme couldn't be more perfect for me as it's

Favourite AnimalπŸ΄πŸ•πŸˆ

Now, those of you that have known me for a while will know that my animals play a major role in my life, to the detriment of my crafty time actually!! It would be unfair for me to pick a favourite as I love them all equally so I have made something showcasing the other loves in my life horses/donkeys, dogs and cats!! 


Looking forward to seeing what you make!!

See you soon xx

Some Challenges

Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Monday, 27 November 2017

Santa Claus is coming to town



Hello and I hope this week will be a good one for you. I can hardly believe that it is time for another challenge at 


and this challenge marks our twelfth, we have been creating cute Christmasness or Christmas cuteness (!!) for a whole year...how did that happen?

Anyway it won't be long until the fella in red will be visiting so this time the theme is

Santa Claus is coming to town.πŸŽ… 

Now, I tend to steer clear of Father Christmas images and stamps as I find some of them a bit creepy looking. However, I found a lovely decoupage sheet from Craft Creations that I just had to use and then remembered that I had bought a cute Father Christmas stamp and die from Swedish House Crafts, so I have two cards to share!!



I wanted the stamp to tell the story on this one so kept it quite plain. The sweet paper is from Doodlebug Designs Milk and Cookies...so cute.


I love the idea of Father Christmas ice skating!! The Crafters Companion embossing folder made for a perfect back drop and the sentiment is, of course, a much used Christmas stamp set from  LOTV.

It would be lovely to see you and your Santa creations so hope you will have a minute or two to join us.

Well, that's me for today but I will be back later in the week, so see you then xx

Some challenges

Allsorts #443 - Inspired by a Christmas Carol or song
( Santa Clause is coming to town)