Thursday 10 March 2022

New Monthly Challenge over at A Place to Start

 Afternoon all

I made a bit of a boob of myself by putting my two design team blogs together rush of something to the old brain cells me thinks.

so here is my Challenge Card for A Place to Start where the theme this month is anything goes with the option of two by two and here is the card that I came up with

I will be by later on to check out all your wonderful blogs but I need to get my list ready for the old age pensioner luncheon club that I run every fortnight, so lots of phoning around as the oldies forget to contact me if they are not coming.  I am also trying to make a flyer for our Easter Big Breakfast in the village Hall will try and put a photo of it on the blog once I have done.  

Why not join in the challenge this month

A Place to Start


Love Alison xx

Sunday 6 March 2022

613 Avenue Create Monthly Challenge

 Morning everybody we have a new monthly challenge over at 

613 Avenue Create 

the theme this month is

Anything goes with the optional twist of succulent inspiration 

Using the colour theme below

Here is my Design Team Card

Why not pop along to 613 Avenue Create and join in the fun

Catch up with you all soon. 



Saturday 5 March 2022

Just a quick post

 Morning all

Just a short post today as I am off out with Sarah, going to Lifton Farm Shop near Launceston part of my birthday treat.

I went to the hairdressers yesterday and was thinking of dyeing my hair but decided to stick with the grey more salt and pepper really.  I will catch up with everybody later today so keep warm dry and safe

Card I made earlier hope you like it.

Catch up soon


Thursday 3 March 2022

Sad day

 Afternoon Everybody

Sorry its been so long since I posted yet again but have been really busy with family.  It was my birthday yesterday so had a lovely day, Alan took me out for lunch and then Sarah came over after work with cake lol.   

It is a sad month for me as I have had to give up a couple of my Design Team Spots, Polkadoodles Gem of a Craft Challenge and Allsorts Weekly Challenge Blog.   Due to other commitments I was not able to keep up with the commenting and was finding it difficult so after much discussion and deliberation decided for my health and the teams it was best that I resigned.

I have made a card which I would like to showcase, I think I told you all that I was buying a Gelli Plate so have had a bit of a play think I need to keep watching YouTube demo's as I don't think I have it quite right yet but here is a card I came up with, used the Gelli Plate to create the background and stamped the flower.  I really need more practice.

I am out this afternoon and early evening at Sarah's so will try and comment on everybody's blogs tonight when I get home.

Love Alison 

Saturday 26 February 2022

Allsorts Challenge week 665

Morning everybody

We have a new Challenge at Allsorts Challenge blog this week the theme is hand coloured or paper pieced

Two prizes, Tonic die set from Colemans Craft Warehouse and 3 images from Ruth Hamilton Design 

I found this theme to be challenging as it took me ages to decide what I wanted to do but here is what I came up with, hand coloured flowers

Why not pop along and discover what the rest of the design team came up with.

Hope to see your entries at 


We aim to comment on all entires at least once, usually more…but not all DT’s have access to third party hosts such as as Pinterest, Splitcoast, Flickr and Facebook so will be unable to leave a comment. However, as long as those entries are eligible for the theme they will still be included in draws and Top 5 picks.

Wednesday 23 February 2022

Busy busy day and a house mouse

 Well I never got around to playing with my new Gelli Plate, it was coffee stop this morning to which I take the oldies, came home around 12ish had to set up the new router for the internet as my old one stopped playing lol.  Then time for a sit down and coffee for 1/2 hour before commenting on some blogs both personal and for the design teams, finished a card then started dinner.

I made this card a couple of weeks ago but forgot to post it, it was a commissioned card, picture not great as camera was on the blink

Will be busy most of the day tomorrow as it’s the old age pensioners lunch club which I run, I then have to go into Plymouth for slimming world class, but will try and catch up with everybody on Friday 

Love Alison

Would like to enter this card into

Tuesday 22 February 2022


Evening Everybody

 I wanted to say sorry for not being around so much and commenting on everybody’s blogs, I just seem to run out of hours these days.  So once again sorry for not commenting on your fantastic makes.

I am lying in bed next to hubby who is snoring his head off but I know if I turn that telly off he will wake up and say I was watching that lol.   I have bought a Gelli Plate and some paints which hopefully I will be able to play with over the next few days wanted to try something different.  

I am showcasing a Mother’s Day card I have made hope you like it

Will pop by tomorrow afternoon to do some commenting on your lovely blogs as my iPad plays up when I try to comment on some blogs not sure why 
So bye for now