Sunday, 18 February 2018

A quick update

So this week has been totally mental. I've finished work late most of the week and been to tired to bother attempting anything.

BUT TODAY

I have nearly completed an new Scan'n'Cut cutting file, "Lacey Heart", which I just need to send to my machine. If the cut is good then I will share it in my download section for you all to try. 
(Not before 7pm GMT)

I have also been out on my bike for the first time since I fell down the stairs and injured my lower back. And here is my first attempt


It's not very far but I put a bit of effort in. Definitely need to swap seats, my back isn't too keen on my old one.

Hugs & Happy Thoughts 
Buffy xx

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Say it with Words

I hope you week has been as invigorating as mine. Busy, busy, busy...work, parents evening, pattern designing and of course card-making.
I might have to ban birthdays for a couple of weeks....exhausting 😁 

So we have a fabulous challenge for you this week over at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

Our challenge this week is  

Valentines - "Say it with Words"
(your project must contain words or a sentiment)

Our Fabulous sponsor is

Bio about this relatively young 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!


 Now for the sharing part, I have gone for a simply understated look.
The image and text are from Mama Makes, I used foampads on the figures but simply glued the sentiment to the ribbon. 
The background paper I discovered in the back of my understair cupboard only the other day (no idea where I got it or how long ago). 
The flower is a few die-cuts, differing sizes, which I coloured using Promarkers (Satin & Blush). 
The stripy ribbon I found in the bottom of my ribbon bag, seemed almost made for this paper so I just had to use it. 
Of course not forgetting the little wooden Dove.

I have made myself a promise to start using up some of my older stash at every opportunity...not sure how long that will last 😉

 Back soon with more sharing
Don't forget to visit our lovely design team and leave some love.

Hugs & happy thoughts
Buffy xx

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Anything Goes with options

So over at Creatalicious Challenges we have a lovely little challenge for you.

Anything Goes 
with optional love/anniversary/thinking of you 

and our lovely sponsor is

I chose "Thinking of you" for the theme of my card.
I used a Poppy die-cut, red textured card-stock, kraft card blank, Poppy digi stamp and a selection of Promarkers. 
I went for a simple and clean layout.

Remember to pop over and visit our lovely design team. Leave them some positive thoughts.

Back soon with more sharing
Hugs & Happy thoughts
Buffy xx

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Candy Giveaway Winners

So, the lack of entries I decided to choose the winner the good old fashioned way, pieces of paper drawn from a bag.

Due to the fact that there was no UK entry I had to make a difficult decision, but I'm happy to say the UK bundle is now 1st Prize with the World bundle as 2nd Prize and I have put together a small surprise bundle for the 3rd place Prize.

The 1st Prize winner is
Annie

🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

The 2nd Prize winner is
Valerija

🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉

And our 3rd Prize winner is
Wendy
🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉]


Congratulations ladies, you will be recieving an email very soon, please respond before friday so I can get your Prizes in the post to you saturday morning.

Spread the word - the next Candy Giveaway will take place at the end of March

Back soon with more sharing
Hugs & Happy thoughts
Buffy xx

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Whoopsi Girly

Over at Fab'n'Funky Challenges we have a very feminine challenge for you

This week want want you to

 Go Girly

Our lovely sponsor this week is 


Without further ado here is my inspiration creation
I decided to used this adorable little image from one of my Whoopsidaisy sheets. I think she's very sweet with her little dog. A simple card created with layer of colour and coloured using Promarkers.

A Final Reminder......only a couple of days left to grab some candy
Just click the link to reach the giveaway post

See you soon
Hugs & Happy thoughts
Buffy xx

Sunday, 14 January 2018

GREAT news Great-Nephew

So my nephew and his lovely wife had their first baby the other day, he weighed 9lb 4oz. So he's no featherweight.
Our new great-nephew, isn't he adorable. Looks just like my nephew when he was a baby. (except cuter....haha)
I have made them this card to congratulate them on their new arrival.
I have been really getting used to my new toy (scan'n'cut) and had lots of fun working out sizes to cut. But the hardest decision was on which colours to choose. Now call me old fashioned but I'm very much a "Blue for Boys" kind gal.
I added Sakura crystal gel pen to the egdes of all the light-blue cut-out pieces as well as a few colour complimenting gems.
But the insert was made with a little more love.
It is a rare day that I make the effort to get my coloured pencils out but this was so worth the effort.
I felt my Promarkers would be too harsh for an insert.
I used Spectrum Noir Coloured Pencils - 7, 38, 64, 69, 110, 114 & 118.

I have decided to emter this card into a challenge -
Another quick reminder;
My candy giveaway is still up for grabs , click HERE for more details and the Inlink
You have till Friday evening to enter.

Back soon with more sharing
Hugs & Happy thoughts
Buffy xx
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