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

Saturday, 19 February 2022

Allsorts 664 Weekly Challenge

 Morning all

Its a new challenge over at Allsorts Challenge Blog and we are on week 664, 

We have two prizes this week 

one is a £15.00 bundle from 


 the other is a Stencil also from Oakwood

This weeks patron Oakwood Archer will be releasing their new Spring stamps and stencils on the Craft Store 21st February at 9am and 1pm

the theme this week is I Love 

this is my make 

Good Luck to all those that enter

Please see Notes below

A gentle reminder before linking up:
  • Back- linking is not allowed (your post cannot be dated prior to our challenge start date)
  • You may enter up to 3 different creations
  • Leave a link back to the challenge blog (or mention Allsorts challenge if using Instagram)
To be fair to everyone, only those following these simple rules will be eligible for the prizes or top 5 spot. 

Saturday, 12 February 2022

Allsorts Challenge 663 CAS with the option of Elegance

 Morning All

Busy week and it’s gone so fast.  We have a new challenge over at Allsorts Challenge and the theme is CAS with the option of Elegance.  We have two prizes on offer one from


AALL and Create stencil

I made a very simple card using a die which I have had for ages and not sure what I was going to do with it but here is what I came up with

Why not pop along to 

Allsorts Challenge

Good luck to all that enter

Alison x

Wednesday, 9 February 2022

Birthday card for Darcy

 Had a lovely day yesterday, thank you to everybody who wished us Happy Anniversary yesterday.  Today it’s our Great Granddaughter Darcy’s 6th Birthday and what a cutie she is but then I am biased 

Here is the card I made for her

The image is a polkadoodles one just loved this cute image

Will catch up with everyone later


Tuesday, 8 February 2022

Commissioned Card

 It’s our 47th Wedding Anniversary today we are celebrating by going out for a lunch time picnic and a lovely walk with our Jack Russell Bella then in the evening going out for a meal.

I was asked to make a card for a friend whose hubby is an avid stamp collector and thanks to my Design team buddies this is what I managed to come up with.  Please forgive the slightly out of focus photo but for some reason my camera is playing up will have to investigate.

Will catch up with everybody soon

Love Alison

Monday, 7 February 2022

A place to start monthly challenge

 Another week gone by, time flows so quickly it seems the older you get, how I managed to work and keep a home and family I do not know as now I have retired there is not enough hours in the day.

I have become a Design Team Member for a place to start which is a monthly challenge and we have some wonderful creative people on the design team.   Why not pop along and check out the talent and also enter into the challenge. 

The theme this month is Anything Goes with optional twist of  my fauna valentine (include a critter)

so without further ado here is my card 

Good luck 


Sunday, 6 February 2022

Valentine whimsy

 Good morning all.  I have some good news, I am now on the design team for Avenue 613 create which is a monthly challenge blog.  This month the Challenge is Anything Goes with optional theme of Valentine Whimsy. So why not pop along and join in.

My card is made with an image from Dr Digi and is called made for each other.  Background papers were made myself using Lindy’s magicals  drop dead diva, I really must get these in different colours. 

Why not pop along and join in

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Saturday, 5 February 2022

New Challenge at Allsorts Weekly Challenge Blog - Red flowers

 Morning all

Can't believe another week has gone by already.  We have a new challenge over at Allsorts Challenge Blog so why not pop over and check out the wonderful talent of the rest of the design team and enter the challenge.  

The prizes this week are from Craftstash and include two prizes 


Without further ado here is my card for this weeks challenge which is Anything Goes with the option of Red Flowers.  

Best of luck to all those who enter


I would like to enter this card into the following

Saturday, 29 January 2022

Fabulous News

 Hi everybody

Hope you are all keeping well.   I have some fantastic news to share with you today, I applied and was accepted onto the Allsorts Weekly Challenge Blog how brilliant is that.  For my first week 661 the theme is anything goes but with the option of using a stencil.  

There are two prizes to win  AAL Create stencil  and Woodware stamp 


Pop along and join in the fun at Allsorts Challenge blog   and check out the wonderful cards made by the DT Team.  My make for this first week is below.  

Good luck to all those who enter


New Challenge over at Polkadoodles Gem of a Craft Challenge

 Good Morning everybody

Its been a little while since I last posted sorry but we have a new fortnightly challenge over at Gem of a Craft Challenge  so why not pop along and join in.  The theme this fortnight is anything goes with the option of using critter and animals, have fun.

My card this fortnight is using Cat/Kittens  I love this cute digi stamp and hope you do too.

Catch up with you all soon.

Alison x

Saturday, 15 January 2022

A New Challenge at Polkadoodles Gem of a Craft Challenge

 Morning everybody

Its a new challenge day today over at Gem of a Craft Challenge  and this week the theme is Winter Birthday and use more than 2 of something.  For this fortnight's challenge I used PDDB7  Pansy in the Darling Buds range, they are stunning.  I used flowers from stash along with papers also from the Polkadoodles range.

I noticed that I have a few new followers so welcome and thank you for following me.  

I have been playing around with the settings on my camera which is old pentax SR 12 megapixals as my photo's are not coming out very well so if anyone know anything about this camera and can point me in the right direction that would be great.

Sorry I have not been around very much but my fibromyalgia has been playing up badly since Christmas I guess I just did too much and everything caught up with me but back on an even keel again now so hopefully blogging and commenting will take place once again.  

Loads of love and hugs to those who need it in this horrible time, stay safe.  

Alison x

Friday, 14 January 2022


 Dear All

I am sorry not been around much but think I may have done too much on the lead up and during Christmas as I have had a major flare up of my fibromyalgia, after resting up for a couple of weeks I am now back on an even keel

As most of you know my daughter takes my cards to work to sell and she asked for some leaving cards well here is the first one, kept it pretty simple but hope you like it.

I will pop by later to do some commenting 
Love Alison 

Saturday, 1 January 2022

Its a Little late

 Afternoon everybody

I am sorry not posted for ages but have been really busy with Luncheon Club and then Christmas but I want to wish Happy New Year to all friends and family that visit my blog.

We have a new challenge over at Gem of a Craft Challenge and tits Anything goes with a New Year/thank you theme so here is my card using Earlie Hedgehog Dandelion Fuzzy Puff how cute is she.

Well that's it for now why not pop along and join in the challenge.

Alison x