Monday, 31 July 2017

Donkey Logic

So I was browsing through some of my old posts when I came across one that I would like to re-share with you all, before I share my recent craziness.

Donkey Logic
One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well.
The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do.
Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.
He invited all his neighbours to come over and help him.
They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well.
At first, the donkey realised what was happening and cried horribly.
Then, to everyone's amazement he quieted down.
A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well.
He was astonished at what he saw.
With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing.
He would shake it off and take a step up.
As the farmer's neighbours continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up.
Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!
Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds of dirt.
The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up.
Each of our troubles is a steppingstone.
We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up!
Shake it off and take a step up

 Please hold this donkey story in your heart for those bad days -

Now the crazy stuff :-p

I have been quite busy with my sewing machine recently.
My lovely friend Dawn had picked a beautiful dress and a couple of waistcoats from a Bridal shop. She had taken her dress home but was due to pick up the waistcoats at a later date. Unfortunately the shop had a fire.
So for some mental reason she asked me to make them for her. Well, I agreed to make them. I figure I am a slightly masochistic person, so the terror of making her the waistcoats was to much to resist.

And when they went to get their suits, they took the waistcoats with them
I was as pleased as them, when the waistcoats fitted so nicely.

I've never been confident about my own abilities but I have never let that stop me from trying. I guess that's my donkey logic.
To put the icing on the cake, I made myself a new dress too
If I'm feeling brave enough I shall get my hubby to take a pic of me wearing it. (no promises)

I will keep shaking it off and stepping up, I hope you will too
Back soon with more craziness
Buffy xx

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Lights, camera, Patterned paper

Good morning
We have a fun challenge for you this week at

 this week our lovely sponsor is 

what do we want you to do?
Use patterned Paper
Yes it's that simple. So get digging and grab all those off-cuts, or your favourite back ground paper or mix-it-up a bit.

Here is my inspiration for this weeks challenge

This adorable image is "Little Anna" from Lia Stamps. I dug through my stash and found these two patterned papers. Also thanks to Doncaster Crafting Live show I had this lovely lilac coloured card.

But I will share my Doncaster adventures in a few days. I can say I met a lovely lady who had recently retired and was new to crafting, so I told her to pop over to the Fab'n'Funky blog for inspiration and of course to ask for advice.

Please pop along and check out the lovely DT creations and leave them a little happiness.

Buffy xx

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Where has 2017 gone???

I'm not afraid to say I think I must have been in a deep sleep because I have no idea how it is July 2017 already!
I am almost certain my youngest daughter only started senior school 5 minutes ago and yet here she is off to her prom
And yes by all accounts that wing was heavy. This is her Hatsune Miku outfit (a japanese vocaloid...I find it easier to smile and agree, otherwise my head

We are very proud but more so for finding the courage to go to the prom, she suffers from agoraphobia, so going to the prom was a big thing. The fact that she managed to stay for just over an hour is a true acheivement.
It didn't help that someone who was supposed to be a friend told her she was an embarrasment.
But our eldest daughter and her husband, when I told them what happened at the prom started a Facebook appreciation of her, and she got dozens of supportive comments and likes.

BUT when did she get to Prom age.....?????

Last weekend my husband & I celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary.....Yes 25 years! How did that
I made him a card that I felt represented us and our life together
I got quite brave and stamped the image onto mottled background paper then created a silver underlayer.
"Marriage is a journey and I am so proud to have you as my travel companion"

......yeah yeah I know it's a little bit cheesy but of us has to be ๐Ÿ˜

Here is my lovely man & I at our anniversary dinner

Well, I'm off to bed now.....desparately hoping no-one fast forwards the world again, otherwise I'm never going to catch up

Buffy xx

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Feisty Females at Fab'n'Funky

It's Buffy here with a new challenge for this weeks  Fab'n'Funky Challenges

Our challenge this week is 

Feisty Females with Flowers
(we want to see strong female images with flowers, who said strong feisty women can't fe flowery)

This week our lovely sponsor is

Now it's time for some inspiration.

I have used one of the beautiful digital stamps from the Craft and Me website. This one is "Blue Rose"

I made this card for one of the feisty females in my life, my eldest daughter. She's a hardcore rock chick with attitude but she also slips herself into a pretty dress when the occassion calls for it.
 I also made her a decidant little birthday cake
It is a simple vanilla victoria sponge with a cream frosting, topped with mango chunk, quartered strawberries and failed macarons (they went more meringue like...oh well).
I have created another feisty female card for my best friends birthday, this time I used "Thoughts"  
I loved the slight attitude she seems to have and it reminded me of my friend.

Our lovely ladies always appreciate a visit so if you click the Fab'n'Funky link above you can hop over and leave a comment.

I hope you will come over and join in with our challenge this week. Please be sure to post a link back to Fab'n'Funky Challenges in your blog post in order to be eligible for this weeks prize! The deadline for entries is Tuesday evening (8).

Have fun 
Buffy xx

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Marvellous Men

We have an exciting challenge for you over at Fab'n'Funky Challenges.

Our theme
Marvellous Men

And our lovely sponsor this week is

Here is my inspirational card for this fun challenge
This happy chap is Wizz-doodle from Dr.Digi, on a universe backing paper from my stash and some fabulous blue glitter card.

Put a bit of magic in our ladies live by popping over to the Fab'n'Funky blog and leaving them incouraging comments.

Back soon
Buffy xx

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Fab'n'Funky challenge time

We are helping to celebrate Lily of the Valleys birthday over on the Fab'n'Funky challenge blog.

"Happy 13th Birthday Lily Of The Valley"

This weeks challenge is
"Kids and Teenagers Birthdays"

 As you can guess our lovely sponsor this week is 

Lily of the Valley are releasing some new images on the 20th May

Here is the lovely "1950 Capri Pants" 

This 1950's look is starting to have a bit of a revival amongst teen/young adult population.
And why not!!

Remeber to visit the Fab'n'Funky blog and  leave our lovely ladies some cheery feedback.

Back soon
Buffy xx

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Fantasy Card

I know  it's been a while since my last post, life just got so hectic......technically hasn't settled down much yet.

But I'm here to share a wonderful new challenge we have over at
Fab'n'Funky Challenges
 yes we want to see your fantasy creatures 

Our lovely sponsor this week is 

the prize is a voucher to spend in their online store

So without further ado, here is my inspiration piece for this weeks

I'm not going to shy away from the fact that I like Unicorns.
Please forgive my photo, I had a mishap with my small canon camera (dropped it whilswe were in London...DOH!) and the camera on my new phone.....well I'm still getting used to the phone....

Remember to pop over to view our lovely talented DT and visit their blogs.

Promise to not stay away for quite so long this time
Buffy xx

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

A Fab'n'Funky Bingo Card


I'm hostess this week over at Fab'n'Funky Challenges and I've chosen a bingo card theme:

Like noraml bingo you can have a vertical or a horizontal or even a diagonal.
(please not the colours have to be the main feature colour but do Not have to be the only colour).

Our lovely sponsor this week is

For my example piece, I chose (Gems, Flower & Yellow)

So without further ado:

This lovely image is Orchid from Digistamps 4 Joy - Here

Please remember to visit Fab'n'Funky and view our lovely design teams blogs, don't forget to leave them a comment.

Back soon
Buffy xx

Wheellie interesting

Well we've gone wheels mad over at The Male Room

So I've whipped up a simple thank you card for the occasion.
This little chap is lovely,

Please pop over and visit our lovely design team and don't forget to leave them a comment.

Back soon
Buffy xx

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Fabulous Feathers

Good Morning
We have a new challenge for this week here at Fab'n'Funky Challenges

Our challenge theme this week is 
Either use a bird image or use feathers (die cut, faux etc) on your creation

Unfortunately we heard last minute that our sponsor closed down
so there's a prize been put by DT leader Judith

it's a selection of Christmas dies from the 
Contemporary Christmas range 
at Crafter's Companion 

Here is my take on this weeks theme

 Our ladies always appreciate a visit so nip over to the Fab'n'Funky page and click the name you can hop over and leave a comment.

Back soon 
Buffy x

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Fabulous with Ribbon

We are having an interesting challenge over at Fab'n'Funky challenges 

You must use ribbon
and our lovely sponsor this week is 

crafty ribbons
 and the prize is

I chose gingham ribbon, I don't know why but there is something charming about ginham ribbon.

I love how two colours of ribbon can set each other off so well. I made it simple but I think it has big impact.

Please remember to visit our lovely DT ladies and leave them a comment. We have a few lovely new ladies with us now, so go say hello.

Back soon
Buffy xx  

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Mono Mayhem

Good evening
I am so tired right now it beyond belief. But a womans work is never done......
Especially when you have a very interesting 15yr old who's big on amine and dressing up.

Yes I did say a 15yr old who likes dressing up, you weren't imagining things. My youngest daughter's current costume of choice is to dress-up as Monokuma..........yeah if she hadn't show me an episode I'd be scratching my head too.
This charming little fellow is Monokuma, he's truly lovely..........isn't he?!?
He is in charge of a private school where students are expected to take-out their fellow students without being detected..............No I think it's weird too but hey ho, it's amine.

She presented me with a white and black vest top, the only demand was "Please get it the right way round, Pleeaassseee"
So from this:
To this:
Not my greatest costume triumph but thankfully my easiest.

I guess it's her prom dress next......

Did I mention she's doing her make-up to look like him too? Yeeeeaaaaaaah.......

Now all I need is some greek god to bath me and feed me grapes then masage my feet and tell me I'm a goddess..............

What....we all have to dream๐Ÿ˜‡
Back soon
Buffy xx

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Simple Sea card

Another busy day and evening. I have whipped up a birthday card for one of my brother-in-laws.
It's a bit tongue in cheek this one, he's really quite mad about cars but this year I decided he was off to sea......
I included some gears and cogs just so he wouldn't feel to out of sorts. The paper is from some old stash but the stamps are a recent treat "For the Love of stamps - Ahoy Matey"

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Well, it's getting late and I still have lots to do.
Back soon
Buffy xx

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Fab'n'Funky New Year

Another year begins, although I'm slightly confused about where the last one went?!?
Not to worry though, it just means another year of creative fun....

So lets get the creative juices flowing with our first
And our first theme for the year is.....
"Little Girls"
Yes we would like to see your projects.

Our lovely sponsor this challenge is
So without further ado.......

I used a restricted colour pallette, which isn't easy when you love your pormarkers. Dusky pink, Sunkissed pink, Moss and Lemon. But of course a fairy isn't a fairy without glittery wings, so a sprinkle of Cameleon ultrafine glitter was called for. A few die-cut flowers, a butterfly (also sprinkled with glitter) and a sentiment.

 I like to die-cut using white 160gsm card and then colour them using markers. That way they blend perfectly with your chosen colour scheme. I also like to use a darkish backing card behind my image, to help it stand out better.

Please remember to visit all our lovely ladies and leave them so good vibes.
Let's start 2017 on a happy creative  path.

Back soon
Buffy xx

Anything Goes at the Male Room

Happy New Year all

I got some great crafty pressies for christmas, these lovely cog dies (Tattered Lace) were from my friend Heather. They are so cool.

Even better, I discovered that slate promarker and clear sakura gel pen mark a great metal effect.

Back soon 
Buffy xx

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