Friday 1 December 2023

Make them smile



Good morning friends I am a little later then advertised,

I have woken with a headache nearly everyday this week

I think the only day I didn't was yesterday. Today its headache and backache

I put it down to having some chocolate yesterday and my gallbladder isn't have any of it.

So Im a little later then usual and  I've had a bit of a moan, its time to proceed lol.

Our new Anything Goes With a Twist Challenge over at Crafty Catz has

a Twist of Make Them Smile chosen by the very talented Ginny.


Our Wonderful Sponsor for this week is Sheepski Designs 

I do love their images, there is something for everyone.

and one lucky winner gets to choose 3 Images from the shop.

I have used the adoreable Taking a Break


Im going to cute this short because my headache is returning.

Much love to you all and have an amazing weekend
much love Bridget :) xx


Friday 24 November 2023

Christmas Shopping Joy


 Hello blogland friends I hope this finds you well, I am so unprepared 
for my up and coming Craft Fair on Sunday. I'm very apprehensive 
about it. Its a really good job I'm sharing a couple of tables with my cousin
and bestie because I have makers block yep the sewjo and mojo are on holiday it think lol.

Over at Crafty Catz anything goes with a twist Challenge this week 
our twist should you choose to use it is Christmas Or Winter
The very talented Chris chose the theme.

Our wonderful sponsor for the weeks challenge is Hetty Clare Art



 you really need to go and check out her shop she has a 50%  off all her digis
in a Black Friday Sale.

We were lucky enough to have been given some cute images to colour
I used Country Girl Christmas, I coloured the image with copics I drew
 the background and used some Tim Holtz Snowfall Paste for the lush frozen effect.



I used background papers from Crafty Wizard named Warm and Peaceful.

I have entered my favourite following challenges.


Have a wonderful weekend my friends thank you so much
 for stopping by it means so much to me.
Much love and crafty hugs
Bridget :) x

Friday 17 November 2023

Three favourite colours



 Good morning blog land friends, happy Friday to you all.

I hope the week has been kind to you all and you are feeling 

up for a little crafty fun, its a great way to unwind.

Over at Crafty Catz Challenge anything goes with a twist we'd like you 

to show us your 3 favourite colours, our twist theme was chosen by the talented 

Billie.

Our amazing sponsor for this week is Dr Digi's House of Stamps

and one lucky winner gets to choose 2 digis from the shop.

Our sponsors were kind enough to give us some images and this is what I created with mine.

I gave this card to my BIL, I used papers fro MFT Halloween release papers and


 Eric the Extra image, then chose the markers to match the papers. Luckily enough

all of these beautiful colours are on my favourite list.

I have entered the following always fun challenges.

Creatalicious Challenge: #271 ATG with option of Thanksgiving 

The Creative Crafters Challenge: # 70 Always ATG

Digi Choosday Challenge: # wk 45 ATG

Pammies Inky Pinkies: # 2345 ATG except 5th Monday of the Month

Have a wonderful weekend my friends, I have a lot of prepping to do

for an up and coming craft fair , its next Sunday and I only have a few things to sell

at the moment. 

so I had better get a wriggle on lol.

Have a wonderful weekend my friends.

Thank you so very much for stopping by it means the absolute world to me

Much love 

Bridget :) xx

Friday 10 November 2023

Let it sparkle


Hello blog land friends, I hope you are doing ok? That the week has been

kind and you are up for some fun? 

If  making a project is fun for you and it is in your future then why not 

come on over to Crafty Catz Challenge Anything Goes with a Twist.

I chose the theme for this weeks twist and its Let It Sparkle.

We have an amazing sponsor over at Last Minute Manda


 for this weeks challenge and one very lucky winner get to choose

3 sets from her amazing store. 

We were given some cute images to play with for this challenge, 

I used Gnome Christmas Eve you get 6 cute little Gnomes in this set

each with a different Christmas element.



I used Swell Noel papers from K&Company that have been in my stash
for a good few years, to set my little Gnome off I used the Star Snowflake die 
from Waffle Flower because I cannot resist a beautiful snowflake lol.

I have entered this little chap into the following fun challenges
Happy Little Stampers Die Challenge:  #Anything Goes With Dies
Krafty Chicks Challenge:  #689 Christmas week
Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge:  # Anything Goes with option of Bah Humbug
Unicorn Challenge:  #93 Christmas
Jans Digi Stamps Challenges: November Anything Goes

I hope you all have an amazing Friday and that if you have a little free time
you will pop on over and join us.

Thank you so much for stopping by it means the world to me
Much love and happy Friday my friends. 
Hugs Bridget



Thursday 9 November 2023

Lighting Up


                                       Hello blog friends I send my deepest apologies to the ladies 

over at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge for being late

 with my Guest DT spot post,  was awake for most of the early hours 

listening for my mum because she a funny turn around 2:30am

I had to help her out she was confused and bewildered.

Plus my friends and I started back at Slimming World this week

and I completely forgot about my post.  I shall in future  

write them in advance then I only have to add them to challenges .


It's always anything goes at Penny Paper Crafty Challenge

they are such friendly ladies and always so welcoming 

I was provided with this lovely Ching Chou Kuik Lighting up

image I coloured her with copics and made a vintage style card.



To get the lovely antique look i used Tim Holts Distress Mica Stain
they really do shimmer and shine .
I have entered the following challenges

Allsorts Challenge : # wk 753 The Great outdoors or Anything Goes
Digi Chooseday Challenge: # wk 44 Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze: # 210 November Anything Goes
Have a lovely rest of the week my friends and my 
sincerest apologies for being late

Much love and crafty hugs Bridget :) xx
 




Friday 3 November 2023

Show us some Flowers



Hello blog friends happy Friday, I hope this finds you safe and well, I hope storm Ciaran didn't 
leave too much damage in its wake. It woke us at 4am 
the wind was really strong and noisy, it almost took the doors
of our recycling shed. So DH went out and 
zip tied the doors together lol.

It's my Mums Birthday today bless her she's fighting the good fight
against Metastatic Breast Cancer and Parkinsons,  she is one tough lady
and I try to make her laugh everyday, she has been a little wobbly
over the last couple of days, I thinks its because she has to have a CT Scan
every 3 months and it knocks her off kilter for a few days.
Perhaps once she has had some Birthday cake she may feel better.

We have started a new challenge theme over at Crafty Catz this week 
its always anything goes with a twist and this weeks twist Show us some Flowers.
The lovely and very talented Rhoda chose the twist.

Our wonderful sponsor for this week is Jans Digital Stamps
and one very lucky winner will win a $6 shop certificate. 

I used Santa's Gift for my inspiration piece and added some Poinsettia 




with Tim Holtz Distress Oxides in Festive Berries and I also used a Tim Holtz 
Mini Layering Stencils Set 54 it has Poinsettia,  Pinecones & needles and Holly branches,
I also used  some floral papers  from Crafty Wizard and 
they are called Warm and Peaceful they are 6x6.
I decided to make my Father Christmas outfit white and I just love how it turned out.
I think maybe it could have done with a little more darker contrast but as I said 
I'm not unhappy with the result.

I have entered him into the following Challenges:

Crafty Addicts Challenge: # 7 Anything Goes Just for fun
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge : # 117 November Anything Goes
Krafty Chicks Challenge: # 668 Wk 1 Stamps Act 
The Paper Shelter: #574 Stencil it
As You Like It Challenge: # Favourite Christmas Colours ( Modern Or Traditional)
 Traditional colours because they are warm and inviting.
C.R.A.F.T Challenge: # 696 Anything Goes

I hope you have a relaxing weekend my friends and
that you do what ever makes you happy.
Much love my friends and thank you so very much for stopping by
it means the world to me :) 
Keep it Crafty,
 Hugs Bridget xx


Friday 27 October 2023

A Cute Wee All Dressed Up Scottie



 Hello blog land friends happy Friday, I hope you are all well
Aren't the weeks going crazy fast, the clocks go back an hour on Sunday
so lighter mornings and darker evenings for a little while.
I do enjoy the darker evenings just because of the smell of coal fires
and that chill thats in the air. Theres a certain stillness that I find soothing.

So its time for another Anything Goes with a twist at Crafty Catz Challenge
and the lovely Billie chose the twist theme this week
 and its Any Four  Legged Critter.

Our amazing sponsor for this week is All Dressed Up and they are 


offering one very lucky winner 2 of their ever so cute images from their shop.

I used the oh so cute Little Scottie Dog, I just love pink and black together
 and it just so happens that I have had the perfect papers for ages now lol.





I went stash shopping and found these Kaisercraft Blushed Romance
papers. It feels good to shop your stash doesn't it, the black glitter card is by 
Tonic again shopped from stash so the only new thing is the cute little scottie 
dog that was provided for us from All Dressed up . I coloured him with
Copic markers. He reminds me of Jock from Lady and the Tramp.

I have entered this little cutie pie onto the following fun challenges.

The Papers Shelter Challenge: #573 Your Favourite Colour
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge: # 558 Always Anything Goes
Digi Chooseday Card Making and craft Challenge: # Wk 42 Always Anything Goes
Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenge: #2342 Always Anything Goes except 5th Monday
All Dressed up Challenge: # October 2023 145 Always Anything Goes
Ching Chou Kuik Challenge: # October 20 23 Always Anything goes

Thank you all so much for stopping by, It means the absolute world to me!

Have a lovely Friday and a wonderful weekend,

Much Love

Crafty Hugs Bridget :) x