Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Still time

 Hi all,

This is a very late post (ummm, possibly almost forgotten about - my memory is appalling!) to remind you all that the All Dressed Up Facebook Groups' challenge for March is still live.  The challenge closes this Friday - 31st March - and a new one starts Saturday 1st April.

The theme for the current challenge is Embellish it - so basically you have to use an All Dressed Up digital stamp and then add embellishments to your project (which doesn't need to be a card, just use an ADU Digi).

This is my inspiration card:

Supplies used:

Digital Stamp:
All Dressed Up - Love to Shop
(cropped to one of the three girls in the stamp)
coloured with my Copics

Papers used:
DCVW paper stack

self-adhesive rhinestones
chipboard sentiment
black card

Aaaaand, that's me done! If you Facebook why not pop over to the Group and get a late entry into the challenge!

See you soon,


Gem of a Challenge - Week 6 - Anything Goes

The Cutie Pie Challenge - #180 - Beginning with a 'B' - would Bow and Bag

Creative Moments: Challenge 243 - For a special lady

Friday, March 24, 2023

Feeling my age a little

 Good morning blogland,

Well, this is a sort of 'hen's teeth' post - a card that I made for a person rather than a challenge! It's also the reason I'm starting to feel old. It's birthday season, yet again, for TTT and friends and this is the card I made for one of said friends. 

It's the first birthday in her group who are all going to turn 16 this year. Which means, and this is what makes me feel even older, TTT is going to be 16 in June.  How old does that make me! Sigh A 'geriatric' mother from the outset!

We are in the whole preparing for GCSE's thing at the minute - early nights, revision, practice papers. TTT does appear to be 90% calm about it all and has good predicted grades, mostly 7s and 8s with a couple of 9s thrown in - with the odd 10% flare of temper.   Our biggest problem appears to be getting her to wake up on time to be on the bus, but on the whole going well. So fingers are crossed for after the Easter break when the exams start in earnest.

So I think that's enough waffle - here's the card:

Supplies used:

Digital stamp:
All Dressed Up - Love my iPad (I can't find it in the shop to link - sorry!)
coloured with my Copics

Rubber stamps:
Whimsy Stamps - You're my Always ('today')
taylored expressions : simple strips - birthday

taylored expressions : Simple Strips - asymmetrical

DCWV - Glitter Stack

Anything else:
Bit of ribbon
flatback gems
American Crafts thickers (for the numbers)

Aaaand, done! 


Passion for Markers - Week 682 - Birthday cards

Krafty Chicks Challenge - #656 - All Occasions

Fab 'n' Funky - #569 - Lots of layers

As You Like It - Favourite People or Critters. To be perfectly truthful I really just like colouring, so I'd happily colour people or critters but (and it's a big but!!) I do tend to people.  I will admit I'm odd because I love colouring hair and clothes! Weirdo, I know! ;-)

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Has Spring sprung?

Good afternoon blogland,

A late post, again, to let you all know that there is a new challenge over at Sweet Stampin' and this fortnight we are looking for your projects along the theme of Spring / Easter.  Not being one for Easter (other than the chocolate Easter egg - which is going to be a very small one this year!) I went for the Spring part of the challenge.

As always, my Teamies have made some wonderful inspiration projects - and as they demonstrate it doesn't have to be a card you enter into the competition, it just has to have a stamped (rubber or digi) element to it.

This is mine:

Supplies used:

Digital stamp and sentiment:
Pollycraft - Spring things: follow the leader
and a sentiment that's called 'happy Spring' (surprise!)
coloured with my Copics

Pretty Pink Posh - Scallop Borders 2
Memory Box - clouds
I think the little dotty circle is the off-cut from an O out of an unbranded alphabet

Rubber stamps:
Phill Martin - Sentimentally Yours : Splatterlicious large rectangle frame
random flower border

It certainly feels more Spring like today here in the wilds of Lincolnshire than it has for the last few days - we've had rain, rain and more rain!

Look forward to seeing everyone's entries - remember to stamp!

See you soon,


Passion for Markers: Week 681 - colours of Spring

Crafty Catz: #629 - Anything Goes (optional Go for Green)