Friday 27 May 2016

CCT#427 - Holiday/Vacation

 This week on Cute Card Thursday we're off on our holidays! 

 I've used this sweet image from our sponsor My Besties. She came partly coloured with all the dress and ribbons ready done in the beautiful rainbow effect and I finished her off with Promarkers and Copics. There's 3 digi images of your choice up for grabs this week so you could chose this image as one of your winning images! The background paper is from My Mind's Eye and the little plane die is from a Waltzingmouse set. The sentiment is from PaperArtsy and I've used a Spellbinders Nestablility die to cut out the card. All cardstock is from Stampin' Up.

Friday 20 May 2016

CCT#426 - Food and/or Drink

Cheers! We're having a food and drink fest this week on Cute Card Thursday. We are sponsored by Di's Digi Stamps this week and there's a great prize of a $12 voucher for one lucky participant!

My best friend got engaged to her lovely partner recently so to celebrate I've brought out one of my favourite dies - the folding box from Sizzix. I have used Stampin Up' glitter card to cut out the embellishments. The champagne bottle is by Kaycee Craft Stamps and the glass dies are by Die-namics. The hearts, stars and balloons are all Stampin' Up punches. The paper is from Pink Petticoat and the stamped sentiment is Hero Arts.

Thursday 12 May 2016

CCT#425 - More than one fold

There's lots of fab cards around at the moment with more than one fold so we thought we have a go on Cute Card Thursday this week. 

I've used this cute digi stamp from our sponsor All Dressed Up. You can find it here. I coloured the image with Promarkers and Copics and fussy cut it out. The card is made using a die from Sizzix and the papers are Designer Digitals. The lovely flower dies are by Sue Wilson. Please do pop on over to the blog and join in and, above all,  have fun!

Friday 6 May 2016

CCT#424 - Secrets

The challenge this week on Cute Card Thursday is to have a hidden something on your creation.

In my case, I used this Karen Burniston for Sizzix die to cut out the pop-up insert for this card. The papers are all from Basic Grey's Barista paper collection and card is Stampin' Up. I used a Spellspinders Sapphire alphabet to cut out the letters. The bird and balloon stamps are by Tim Holtz and I coloured the bird with Promarkers and Copics. I also used Stampin' Up punches for the gold balloons and circles and the strings are Karen Foster Scrapper's Floss. 

Think that's it for this one - other than to say please pop on over to the blog and have a look at the other Design Team's beautiful creaitons and check out details of the competition from our sponsor Bunny Zoe's Crafts

Thursday 28 April 2016

CCT#423 - No Patterned Papers

A perfect challenge this week for me on the Cute Card Thursday blog as I had this new (to me) beautiful floral stamp from Stampin' Up to use! 

The image was stamped onto smooth card and then coloured with Prismacolor pencils. I used Sansodor spirit and paper stumps for the blending and am pleased with how it came out. The sentiment is from PaperArtsy and I made the little butterflies with a Martha Stewart punch. The cardstock is from Stampin' Up.

Thursday 21 April 2016

CCT#422 - Add a Quote

Something a bit different on Cute Card Thursday this week - add a quote to your creation!

I've used this sweet pre-coloured image from our sponsor Di's Digi Stamps and used Designer Digitals pape rand Stampin Up cardstock and stamp for the sentiment. It was a nice, speedy card to put together and I would highly recommend having a look at the pre-coloured images for when oua re in a real hurry!

Tuesday 19 April 2016

CCT#421 - Handmade Embellishments

Ooops - last week slipped away from me somewhat! Anyway the theme on Cute Card Thursday is to make your own embellishments and I went a bit mad with this one lol!

I have used this cute little ditigal image from our sponsor All Dressed Up called "A Time to Share" and she's been coloured with Promarkers and Copics. The papers were all from a Craft Assylum paper pad and the sentiment is from Stampin' Up. The card was cut out using a die.

Friday 8 April 2016

CCT#420 - Something Shiny

Shine on, shine on! Something shiny is the theme this week on the Cute Card Thursday challenge blog and we are sponsored by Bunny Zoe's Closing Down Sale witha £10 gift certificate - which will go a very long way with all the huge reductions in the store!

 I've used one of Kate Crane's Stampotique stamps for this little desk calendar. I coloured her with Polychromos pencils for a wee change and used Stampin' Up card to make the flippy desk thingy (technical term) that has a lovely set of post-it notes and a pencil inside. I made the little balloon with Stampin' Up's new honeycomb paper embellishments and some wire. The gems are from Prima and the sentiment was made using a WRMK foil pen. I got a large pack of these pencils from the £1 shop years ago and they keep coming in handy!

Thursday 31 March 2016

CCT#419 - Transport

This week on Cute Card Thursday we have a theme of "transport" and as our brand new sponsor is the fabby Magnolialicious I thought it was time to get the Magnolia stamps out again. 

I started by stamping Edwin and then masked him off whilst I stamped the car. I then coloured everything with Promarkers and Copics and used white and silver Posca pens for accents. All the stamping was then masked and I used Promarkers and a pen spritzer to colour the background. The sentiment is by Stampin' Up, as is the cardstock. It was huge fun to make!

Thursday 24 March 2016

CCT#418 - To Die For!

A nice easy challenge this week on Cute Card Thursday. If you use a die somewhere on your crafty make you will be in with a chance of winning 3 digi images of your choice from our sponsor Sherri Baldy - My Besties.

I've used a cutie My Besties digi stamp and coloured her with Promarkers and Copics. I used Sizzix Bigz XL die "Fancy Crate" to cut out the little container. I also used dies for the letters and little teacups and saucers around the edges. The sentiment and punch are from Stampin Up, as are the card and papers. The teapot and teaspoon charms were from a craft fair. To finish, I popped some nice herbal teas into a bag and tied them with matching ribbon for a nice little gift!

Monday 21 March 2016

CCT#417 - Easter

It's Easter time this week and Cute Card Thursday have a fabby prize from Di's Digi Stamps for one lucky participant over on the challenge blog.

I've used Di's Digi Stamps "Are you the Easter Bunny?" pre-coloured stamp for this easel card. The card was cut using a Sizzix die and the card is Stampin' Up. The butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch, the little bow is from Wild Orchid Crafts and the sentiment is Creative Expressions.

Tuesday 15 March 2016

CCT#416 - Lace or Ribbon

I'm rather late this week for Cute Card Thursday! 

This week we are sponsored by All Dressed Up and I have used one of their digi images "Love to Shop" on this card. I've coloured her with Copics and Promarkers and used a Spellbinders die to cut her out. The paper is from a My Mind's Eye paper pack and other card is Stampin' Up. 

Friday 4 March 2016

CCT#415 - Mother's Day

This Sunday in the UK is Mother's Day so we are celebrating all things Mum this week on Cute Card Thursday. Our sponsor this week is Bunny Zoe's Crafts and one lucky entrant will win a £10 voucher to spend in the online shop.

My card was made using Stampin' Up products. The flower was stamped and then heat embossed in white and I used Copics to colour it in. The sentiment is an old Woodware stamp.

Tuesday 1 March 2016

CCT#413 & #414

I seem to have lost a week somewhere! Anyway, these are last week and this week's Design Team cards for Cute Card Thursday

The theme for this card was "Warm Colours" and we were sponsored by Di's Digis. I used my favourite Magnolia Edwin stamp and also used other Magnolia stamps make a little scene. I coloured with Copics and Promarkers and some Flower Soft finishes the tree off. The little sentiment is by Stampin' Up, as is the cardstock. 

 This week the theme is "Florals" and we are sponsored by Ppinky Dolls. The prize is 3 digi images of your choice! This lovely lady is a Ppinky Dolls digi and she's been coloured with Copics and Promarkers. The paper is from a Prima paper stack. All the other stamps are by PaperArtsy and the exploding box die is by Sizzix.

Thursday 11 February 2016

CCT#412 - Love is in the Air!

Love is in the air this week on Cute Card Thursday! and our regular sponsor All Dressed Up is offering 2 digi stamps of your choice as this week's prize for one luck participant so pop on over and join in!

I have used BoBunny papers and Stampin' Up card with this lovely All Dressed Up Image. She's been coloured with Copics and Promarkers and I've used one of the new Stampin' Up puffy paper embellishments as one of the balloons. The heart punch is also Stampin' Up and the sentiment is a rub-on from Karen Foster.

Monday 8 February 2016

CCT#411 - In the Pink!

My goodness how did it get to be Monday? This is this week's Design Team entry for Cute Card Thursday and this week we are sponsored by Bonny Zoes Crafts.

This is a fun card made with Impression Obsession and Creative Expression stamps. I've coloured Mrs Grumpy with Promarkers and the background with neon Promarkers. The sentiments were stamped with a Hero Arts Neon ink pad.

Thursday 28 January 2016

CCT#410 - Ladies Only

This week let's hear it for the ladies on the Cute Card Thursday challenge blog. We are sponsored by Sherry Baldy - My Besties who's pretty girly digi stamps are perfect for this challenge! One lucky entrant can pick 3 digi stamps from the online shop so it's definitely worth having a go. Full details on the CCT blog. 

The image here is a gorgeous Sherri Baldy digi stamp and I've coloured her with Copics and Promarkers with a few white pen highlights. I used a Sizzix die to cut the card out and then Spellbinders dies for the shape. The card and papers are all Stampin' Up. The sentiment and other dies are by Poppystamps, Impression Obsession and Penny Black.

Monday 25 January 2016


Another one of my hobbies is photography and I am loving playing with my macro lens at the moment. Here's a few examples of some recent pictures.

Thursday 21 January 2016

CCT#409 - Just Boys

It's Thursday so that means another challenge from Cute Card Thursday and this week we are all about the boys! I've used a lovely image from this week's sponsor Di's Digi Stamps - isn't he cute? One lucky entrant will win a $12 voucher for the online store!

I've coloured him in with Copics and Promarkers and used Craftwork Cards tartan paper and Card Candy. The sentiment was from a very old set and the grass die is by Impression Obsession.

Friday 15 January 2016

CCT#408 - A Bit of Fun

Hello again - it's time to share my Design Team card for this week's challenge "A Bit of Fun" on Cute Card Thursday.

I've used this lovely image from our sponsor All Dressed Up and have coloured it with Copics and Promarkers. The background paper is from Bo Bunny and I've used Stampin' Up card for the die cuts, which are Spellbinders, Marianne and Penny Black. The sentiment is an old Penny Black stamp which I thought added the "fun" element to the card.

Please pop over to our challenge blog to join in - this week one lucky participant will win two digi stamps of their choice!

Tuesday 12 January 2016


We are really lucky where we live in that the Town puts on the most amazing fireworks on Hogmanay. This was the first year we were actually OUT since Ben was born (he's now nearly 12). Off we went to a ceilidh with the boys all be-kilted (although Ben drew the line at no pants lol!) and then took a dander down the street just before midnight to see the fabby show. There are tins throughout the Town all year collecting for the fireworks, so it really is a community effort. The Town was really busy and there was a fantastic vibe.

Here are a few of the shots I took.