Saturday, 28 February 2015

Yappy Birthday - Craft Mojo DT

Happy Saturday :o)

Here's my DT card for Craft Mojo, which is also doubling up as my entry for Less is More this week.  Their challenge is 'this makes me happy'....


... and here's what makes me happy!  Along with the rest of the family of course :o)  He's very tired in this photo, as we've been for a long walk today... we didn't mean it to be quite so long, but we got a teeny bit lost, all hubby's fault lol.  Chester is 15wks old now, and it feels like we've always had him.


Stitched dies always make me happy too, so I used some of my favourite MFT ones... and I decided not to colour the image for a change, and just added some touches of white Prisma pencil.  Oh, and I quite like punny sentiments too, so I masked the 'h' of 'happy birthday' and added a 'y' from a Paper Smooches alphabet set.

I'm also entering my card for the following challenges
Simon Says - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - take your pick (I chose to follow the 'kraft card' challenge)

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening!


Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Mother's Day set 3 - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Hello everyone :o)

A flying visit from me, just to pop in with my DT card for DigiStamp Boutique using a pretty flower image from one of the new Mother's Day sets... you can find this one HERE.


I don't know why I bother making shaped cards... I'm so rubbish at taking photos of them I'd be far better off sticking to squares!


The shaped card and numbers were all cut using my Silhouette Cameo machine.  I haven't used it for a while and decided it was about time I had another play.

Right, better go as we're supposed to be at my mum's now... I'll pop back later with a product list.

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Valentine Bird Collection - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Hello everyone :o)

Apologies, I don't seem to have posted anything for a while!  I just seem to have very little time at the moment, and I don't really like anything I'm making either... this time of year is generally a bit 'flat' for me so maybe it's just that.  It would have been Harvey's (our middle son) 8th birthday on the 19th, which is generally the most miserable day of the year for me.  I'll pull myself together eventually!

Anyway, here's a card for an order, using an older set from DigiStamp Boutique, which is still one of my favourite sets... I used 2 of the images and flipped one to face the other way.


The images are from the Valentine Bird Collection which you can find HERE.

On a brighter note, I'm really loving getting out for walks with Chester... it's funny, I'd never think to go for a walk in the pouring rain if we didn't have the dog, but I've enjoyed every walk, the weather hasn't bothered me at all.  And so many people stop to chat... everyone's very friendly when you're walking a cute puppy!

Thanks for popping in... hope you're all well, and I'm sorry if I haven't managed to visit you for a while.  Have a lovely evening :o)

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Valentine Dinky - DigiStamp Boutique DT

Hello everyone :o)

I'm running late as usual, but here's one of the new images from DigiStamp Boutique... this is Valentine Dinky.  Cuuuuuuute!!


The card didn't exactly turn out to plan, and neither did my colouring... but that's the way things seem to go at the moment!

We took Chester for his first walk on Sunday... I've been so looking forward to getting out with him.  He's pretty good on the lead so far, and I've really enjoyed our first little trips out, although this morning's walk was in thick fog and was just a little bit spooky!

Apologies again for being such a rubbish blogger lately, I'll get into a routine again eventually I'm sure!  Thanks for popping in... hope you have a lovely evening :o)

Friday, 6 February 2015

Flower Bird

Hello everyone :o)

As usual I'm very short of time... just thought I'd quickly blog this one, seen as I managed to finish a card.


This one's for my auntie's birthday... it's not the one from me though, it's for my mum to give her.  It's mum's birthday tomorrow and I've still not finished her card!

I'm very excited at the moment, as it looks like we'll be able to go ahead with the extension... and the builder recommended going with the version I really wanted, which Pav thought would be too big a job.  Very happy and I can't wait, although I'm not looking forward to the actual work being done!

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)


Monday, 2 February 2015

Without Words - Je t'aime

Hello everyone :o)

Well I'm a bit late, but I'm here with my DT card for this month's challenge at Without Words, where our theme is 'Je t'aime'... so we'd like to see all things lovey dovey!


I used a cute image from DigiStamp Boutique called Love You Mac and some random Doodlebug papers... My friend asked for a valentine's card for her hubby, and this little dog looks just like their dog Percy, so he'll be perfect.

I've managed to position a little bed for Chester in the doorway of the craft room, and even convinced him to sleep on it ;o)  So hopefully I'll be able to get a teeny bit more done from now on... I really need to work on him being left alone, but he just hates it and barks his head off the whole time.  We've tried ignoring the barking, feeding him in the crate, giving him a special treat when he's left, tv on, music on... I even bought an album that's supposed to calm dogs down, that didn't help either!

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)


Friday, 30 January 2015

A bit of Chester cuteness!

Hello everyone :o)

I've not made much worth showing for the last few days, so I thought I'd pop some Chester pics on instead.  He's nearly 11wks old now... still hard work but we've got used to having him around, and he's getting used to our routines too.

On the sofa already, asleep next to Morgan...


Little poser...


With his little cushion, which is actually a Butlins one that belonged to the kids, that he's claimed and carries around with him.


Tickle my tum please?


This is how he settles as I move around from room to room... whenever I stop he plonks himself down at my feet.  Sometimes he decides I'm moving around too much and he'll take himself off to his crate with a huff!


He's nearly 5kg already, and as some cockapoos only weigh 6 or 7kg fully grown, he's definitely not going to be one of the little ones!  We're going to his first 'puppy party' at the vets tomorrow, so he can have a little playtime with some other puppies.

Hope you don't mind me sharing some photos... hopefully I'll be back with a card soon!

Thanks for popping in, hope you have a lovely evening :o)