Thursday, 31 May 2018

Creatalicious Colours

So we are have had a colour explosion over at

our sponsor this week 
You can find them at

I have used Belly-dancer Amirayah and set everything at slightly differing angles. I also added a little bit of gold.

Please pop over and share some positive vibes with all our lovely DT ladies

Hugs & Happy thoughts
Buffy x

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Sewing Sneak Peek

So I have been working on a insulated lunch bag that will fit my lock-lid plastic box. Its almost finished but first I thought I would tease you all with a sneak peek and here they are

I'm sure you are wondering what I have used for insulating it and that is a very good question. The simple answer is Thermal foil.
Yes DIY insulation. It might seem a little crazy but it is perfect. It's flexible, lightweight and easy to cut.

Hopefully my next update will have a finished lunch-bag and a sneak peek at my new dress.

Hugs & Happy thoughts
Buffy xx

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Mamma Makes Gardening

We have a Fabulous challenge for you this week over at

Our challenge this week is 

Garden or outdoors

so lots of leafy /floral projects please

This week our lovely sponsor is

Be sure to watch Loti on Hochanda this Wednesday 9th May at 11am and 2pm - remember you saw her here first!!

Bio about the company:
Mama Makes is all about preserving memories and sending positivity through crafting. These stamps are perfect for cardmaking, journaling and scrapbooks. They are a perfect combination of modern, quirky and the perfect size for a multitude of projects. Mama Makes originally started as a craft blog in 2014, while Loti was on maternity leave. On Mother’s Day 2017, Mama Makes opened as a store selling Loti’s designs as photopolymer stamps. You might have seen the stamps as part of Katie Skilton and Paula Pascual’s demos on Hochanda or maybe in Papercrafter and Die Cutting Essentials magazine!
Loti Maria has been creative ever since she was a small girl watching Art Attack in her bedroom! This passion evolved over the years and was reignited when she was on maternity leave with her son, Charlie and found herself watching craft shopping television.
She then went onto work in craft shopping television and one day was offered something she couldn’t refuse, a chance to make her doodles, into photopolymer stamps, to sell. The rest is history!
Loti lives with her husband Esteban and son Charlie. All of the stamps are made in A grade 3mm photopolymer and are hand poured and packaged by Loti and her husband in their home. Loti designs all of the stamps digitally and takes time to think of quirky sentiments for all occasions. Some of Loti’s sentiments are words she wrote down to motivate herself through tough times and she hopes to help and inspire others by making them available as stamps.

This lovely flower and foliage are from Mamma Makes Foliage Frenzy. 

So I noticed one of my favourite plants is starting to return and that was my inspiration for this little card.
It comes back each year and has the most lovely orange/yellow colouring.
One day I will make the effort to find out what it's called.
(I don't know its name because so I rescued it from my my mother-in-laws garden, she was going to bin it).
 When it comes into full bloom I shall try to remember to take a picture, I'm sure one of you lovely people will recognise it straight away.

Well, back to studying.
I have my PTS course next week and I don't want to fail.

Hugs & Happy thoughts
Buffy xx

(p.s. PTS for anyone who doesn't know means Personnel Track Safety (yeah I work for a railway company but don't hold it against me)

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

First Christmas card for 2018

But his week we are celebrating christmas over at Fab'n'Funky challenges.
Our lovely ladies have been working hard to spread some holiday happy, with wonderfully inspiring Christmas creations.

"First card of the year Buffy!!" I here you shout
Yes, I know I'm very late starting my cards, I can assure you I am hanging my head in shame.

So here in a little card I whipped up
These adorable little guys are from my Waltzing Mouse Stamps collection.
 I really miss WMS shop, it was my go-to-place for choosing pressies for my Christmas Wish-list. Think hubby may miss it to as it made his life so much simpler

Please excuse the piccie, my husband has run off with our little camera for some job he's doing and I have never been very good at taking piccies with my mobile.

I have nearly finished tweaking my next SnC cutting file, a litttle bit steampunk-ish
Back soon with more sharing

Hugs & Happy thoughts
Buffy xx

p.s. I will be typing up some of my weightwatchers friendly recipes to share with you all xx

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Fabulous Cute Critters

We are going critter crazy over at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

Challenge this week
Cute Critters

Our lovely sponsor is

For those of you who have known me a while now, you will know I've been struggling with my weight for a few years and falling down the stairs didn't help matters. So for this challenge I decided I needed a cute new recipe book to write-up all the healthy W.W. friendly recipes I'm going to try to create
And here it is, the little critter hippo is to remind me how I don't want to look anymore, the critter rabbit is pointing out to think veg! Lastly Alistair Alligator is reminding me not to make Snap decision. All these adorable critters are available from Dr.Digi.

Please pop over and visit our lovley design ladies and leave them some happy thoughts.

I do promise to post my W.W. friendly recipes on here if they turn out yummy. They will be for a family (4-6portions) not a single person recipe. (But hey, sevral portions means several days of prepared lunch/dinner.)

Back soon
Hugs & Happy thoughts
Buffy xx

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Not a square on it

We have a great challenges for you this week over at Fab'n'Funky Challenges

"Anything But Square"
(No squares cards or boxes or anything)

Our lovely Sponsor this week is

It is so simple to make square or rectangular cards, so hopefully we can inspire and encourage you all to change the pace a little.
If you are one of the lovely people who treated yourself to a Scan N Cut then let it help you created a shaped card, like this:
I can see this being the start of lots of shaped cards, I simple typed my daughters name into canvas then used the "create offset line" to make the actual card section. 
Once you create the offset you then duplicate it and use the mirror tool to flip it over. Now line up the top edges, allowing them to overlap a little bit.

This is your card base, now you can go nuts and decorate.
I used this lovely Whoopsidaisy digi stamp

and coloured it with Promarkers that were as close as possible to the card-stock I used.

Pop over to the Fab'N'Funky blog to see the lovely inspiring creations from our fabulous design team. Leave our ladies some good vibes.

We look forward to seeing your creations.

Hugs & Happy thoughts
Buffy x
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