OK, today's theme over at Make My Monday could mean only one thing for me. We are looking for 'Hobbies' on your projects please. For me, any time not spent crafting or work is usually spent reading. I have a 'to be read' pile that is so long. When we moved aboard the boat I bought a kindle to save space but I can't help myself when I see a bookshop, charity shop or table top sale. I signed up for two seperate reading challenges this year too. I'm 80% through the first one and 50% through the second. Reading challenges have introduced me to some wonderful books that I wouldn't have read otherwise.
Monday 28 August 2023
Friday 25 August 2023
Morning all. Over at The Alphabet Challenge today we have reached 'K for Kitchen' and we will accept anything food related. Some of the DT cards are so creative. Please pop over and check them out. I've gone all clean and tidy in the kitchen - well not really, just on my card.
Thursday 24 August 2023
Morning all. Over at Cardz4galz today we are looking for 'cute animals or insects'. I had a look through my printed out digital stamps and came up with an adorable little mouse. I created my card, watermarked it and uploaded it to the DT blog. It's only when I came to look for it to link today that I realised that I've mis-credited the image. I wish to apologise to RivusArt on Etsy as I'd obviously misfiled the image when I printed it with some Ram Designs images. I'm so sorry. As soon as payday comes around I will purchase some more images as a penance - lol, any excuse.
Tuesday 22 August 2023
Morning all. Over at Cardz4guyz today we have the lovely summery theme of 'Going to the Beach'. Although, on my card, I've made contingencies for the British weather by using a beach hut.
Tuesday 15 August 2023
Afternoon all. Chaos abounds aboard Whisper at the moment. I've popped on to do today's blog to find that yesterday's blog is missing so, firstly, let's pop over to Make My Monday where we are looking for 'Three of something' on your projects. I chose to go with 3 squares and also added 3 gems.
Friday 11 August 2023
Morning all. I was so pleased to see all the gorgeous ice cream cards for my Alphabet Challenge over the last fortnight. It was so difficult to chose my favourites. For the next two weeks we have the theme of 'J for Jungle Animals'. I do have some lovely stamps that would have done for this one but I'm on a mission to use up some paper scraps. I had a fun piece of colourful zig zag paper sat on my desk that I thought would make a fabulous Kids card.
Thursday 10 August 2023
Morning all. Shhh, don't tell anybody but the sun's out in Derbyshire. Which is quite appropriate as today's challenge at Cardz4galz is 'a summer day'. I've gone a little tropical on you for this one. Well, summer's been missing in action around here. We do have lots of trees on the marina but I'm not sure if we've any palm trees.
Tuesday 8 August 2023
Morning all. Over at Cardz4guyz today we have the theme of 'music' for you. This has such a lot of potential for Guy cards. I used the Pretender Strat from Dr Digi's House of Stamps - keeping it simple with a pop of colour.
Tuesday 1 August 2023
Morning all. Over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge I have chosen the theme of 'Christmas Food'. There are lots of things you could chose - turkey, Brussel sprouts, Christmas pud etc. I've gone for a couple of cute Gingerbread figures for my festive favourite. Of course, in our house gingerbread goes at any time of the year. There is a local bakery in Ilkeston, where I grew up, where my dad would buy gingerbread for us all. From kids to great grandkids. Usually, in latter years, in the shape of a duck. Dad's no longer with us but, even at the age of 25, I still by my son gingerbread for a treat and he still loves it.