Saturday, 27 August 2016

A beautiful break

It took us quite a while to get up here but we made it. The highlands of Scotland are one of the few places I feel fully at home. I seem to be able to relax here, so although the journey up was painful and I had a large dose of codiene sulphate in my system, it was worth it.
(For those who don't know, I fell down the stairs a few weeks ago and have been unable to sit down for very long. I am due to have an MRI scan in two weeks.)
I have seen a Red Kite for the first time and we are fairly sure we saw the Golden eagles in Glen Affric. I tried to get a photo but I'm not sure how clear it is.
I will post photo's when I get a good signal.
Buffy xx

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Marbled mayhem

we have an exciting challenge over at The Male Room
"Use Shaving Foam"

Yes it might sound a little bizzare but we want you to use it. Please note you need shaving FOAM not gel, gel is too slimy (but quite interesting in it's own right, I'll share soon)

So here is my creation using shaving foam
It was great fun creating the marbled effect and not as messy as I expected it to be.

Check out the other design team memebrs creations and leave some love, it's always appreciated.

Back soon
Buffy xx

Fab'n'Funky Summer Special

Good Morning all
Over at Fab'n'Funky we have a new challenge for you.......

Our challenge this week is 

Anything Goes

We're on our Summer break during this challenge to give the DT girls some much needed time when lots of holidays and kids and sun (!) and everything summer is going on we will be taking a commenting break and our challenge will last for 3 weeks - so you have until 6th September to enter the challenge!
This week our lovely sponsor is

KennyK Stamps
| Clear and Digi Stamps for Card Making, Scrapbooking & Paper Crafts
who are offering a great prize of 3 digis to our winner this week

Here is my little bit of inspiration, I've unusually used a pre-coloured digi stamp
 This is the Elf Queen. It was strange to use a pre-coloured stamp but you have to try something new now and again, don't you.
It was an interesting experience and I think I will invest in the uncoloured version.

Please remeber to check out our lovely design teams blogs and share a little love, it is always very appreciated.  

I'm also entering this lovley lady int the following challenges
I will be back soon with a wooly surprise.
Buffy x 

Wednesday, 3 August 2016


Hello again all
we have a very interesting challenge for you over at The Male Room

Yes, sports is the name of the game. I happen to have a golf mad brother-in-law so my card is based on his passion. Plus it's his birthday very perfect timing

He's not much for fuss so I made a simple card.
The flag-pole is hand drawn using a white marker pen and the hole was done with my black fineline pen.

The stamp is from LOTV - Playing Golf. I used an array of promarkers to colour it. The green background is simply a bit of card from my stash (can't remember the name).

I made a little mistake, I had grabbed and stuck down the grey strips before I realised I had cut some sandy coloured strips. So unfortunately my bunkers are a bit bonkers.

Please visit all our lovely ladies at The Male Room and remember to leave them some good vibes.

Back soon with more to share
Buffy x

Sunday, 24 July 2016

1 Sketch, 1 Character stamp and Many different Colourways

Well, it's been quite a challenge but I've finally finished. I decided to use this weeks Mojo Monday sketch and use different colour combos. But I also decided to do it using only one character stamp, Gorguss - New Heights.
So the sketch in question is:

 Mojo Monday

I tried to stick to the sketch as much as possible so that the colour changes
would stand out.

A pretty but aged pink and lace version

A bright cheerful version (with homemade air-dry clay daisy)

A broody grunge version (with homemade air-dry clay butterfly and cog)

And lastly a delicate pastel version (with homemade air-dry clay flowers)

I have had great fun dreaming up different colour combos, partly to help me use up some of the huge pile of designer papers I had accumulated.

Leave me a message telling me which one is your favourite and why, plus click the follow button and you could be getting a message back letting to know it's all yours.
Yes, someone will get a freebie x

Back soon with more makes
Buffy xx

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Red and Blue

Hello again

We have a colour challenge for you over at The Male Room.
No neutrals means no black, brown, tan, cream, silver or gold.
As most of you will know this time of year is festival season in britain, so my inspiration card pays homage to the great british music festival (although I have left the mud out.....)
 Visit the other ladies blogs for more inspiration.

Back soon

Tic Tac Toe

We have a lovely game of Tic Tac Toe for you this week over at Fab'n'Funky Challenges

Our lovely sponsor this week is

Digi Image
3 Designer Papers

You can chose vertical, horizontal or diagonal

I have chosen the horizontal line,
(Die-cut, Digi Image and Flowers)
I used an over-the-edge die and flower dies (totally love my new edge die). The digi image is from Doodle Pantry - Pitcher Basin combo.
The senitment "With Love" is also a die-cut.

Our lovely ladies at Fab'n'Funky have some gorgeous samples to inspire you, so visit there sites and leave a comment.

Buffy xx

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Doncaster Craft Show

After a rather uncomfortable car trip (need to rethink the design of my cushion) Heather and I arrived at Doncaster.
We were extremely lucky because as we stood in the que for workshops they shouted out for people who wanted the Parchment Lace workshop, which was just about to start.
So we had a go, the ball-tool bit was great but trying to do that pique cut thingy, aaarrrgh!!
We had a little wonder round a few stalls, grabbed some lunch and then manages to get onto an Air-dry clay workshop. Now this was BRILLIANT!!! We made a small bunch of flowers.
When I got home I found a tiny plant pot to put then in.
I think they go perfectly in the pot.

I was exceptionally well behaved and kept my spending to an absolute minimum, WooHoo! 
I did pick up a few very nice thing which will feature in projects very soon.

Off to take my painkillers and get some sleep
Buffy xx
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