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 And just like that we were in December!!


So that can only mean one thing, time for our final challenge of 2021 over At A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge Blog. Here is a little inspiration for you

Snow Fun



Sorry if I am boring you with all the snow scenes but I feel like something has finally clicked this year and I can finally colour snow, it was always one of those things that I hated to o before as I was was never happy with the result

No lines snow

 I really wanted to mke a snowy winter scene with some Purple Onion stamps I have. I love Stacey Yacula's designs and feel that they lend themselves to such sweet scenes

Naughty Fox

Oh my this naughty naughty fox ( he is actually a badger I just coloured him as a fox) is contemplating breaking into the duck barn!!! No Mr Fox please become a vegetarian

Night Flight

This reminds me of Petes Dragon a film I watched on repeat as a child, sat with my Grandad eating ice cream. They are warm memories

Autumn picnic

Time for one last autumnal picnic for these little bears before the weather becomes too cold

Dragon Land

 A little sneak peak at the special land where dragons fly freely. But I can only let you peek through this little hole...

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Oh my time for another new challenge on A perfect Time to craft and this month our sponsors are Fred She Said. 

Make sure you join in this months challenge for a chance to win

Holiday Anya

I have only ever stamped Holiday Anya 8 up once and to look at how my confidence in my colouring has increased in only a year is truly amazing. I love the soft background scene with the birch trees ad the snow storm. Everything about this just feels like it works well together

30

 My colleague is turning 30, so I wanted something a little different. She is made about guinea pigs and so I thought this would appeal to her

Halloween

I love every season, if I honest but I especially love the beauty and richness of autumn, we are not quite there yet in the UK but the nights are already getting longer and I need to remeber to book the chimney sweep. 


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Wow October already and so time for a new challenge over at A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge Blog  and this month our Sponsors are The Hungry J.PEG

Moonlit Owl

Final day of the sneak peaks for Crafty Purple Frog and todays stamp is actually a digital version. I feel a bit of a Harry Potter vibe for today

New Digs

Day 3 of the sneak peaks and today is Fairy Door. Martha has a little fairy door like this on her bedroom wall, when she was little she would leave messages for the fairy and I used to have to try to remember to write back.

Kingfisher

Time for a new release at Crafty Purple Frog. It goes live on Friday but sneak peaks start today and first up we have King of the river. This kingfisher is just stunning, so I felt that he really needed the lime light, so a monochrome background it is

Cup of Positivity

We all need a little lift some times and I just fell in love with the Tiny Townie from Stamping Bella. In our office a cup of tea fixes everything

Spooksville Sweet November Stamps

Welcome to Spookville as Sweet November Stamps takes you on a tour of some frightfully cute clear stamps with an Insta-Hop! We are teaming up with our UK distributor the Crafty Purple Frog for a fun hop and a chance to win the entire release. All you have to do is visit each designer’s account provided below, follow them, and leave a comment on their SN post. You have Saturday and Sunday, September 18th and 19th to participate in the hop, on Monday morning we will announce the random winner on the Sweet November Instagram page.

Pop over to Instagram for the chance to win the entire release

Amy Young @amyyoungforever
Caitlin Anthony @caitlinannaleecards
Faye Wynn-Jones @fayewynnjones
Jasmin Oliver @jasmincraftymakes
Lien Ricou @idea_into_reality

Sweet November Stamps @sweetnovemberstamps

This giveaway is sponsored by Sweet November Stamps, it has no affiliation with Instagram nor are the designers responsible for the outcome. Any questions should be addressed to @sweetnovemberstamps . The contest is open internationally and we will ship for free, however we are not liable for any custom fees, dues or taxes that may be incurred from customs.

Once the prize is shipped, we are not held accountable for any lost or damaged goods and is not eligible for a cash reimbursement

Christmas Mayhem





Our house is aways total mayhem so why should Christmas be any different. It would not be the first time that the entire tree has been destroyed by a pup...


Tranquil

Little Fairwee here, is having a sneaky five minute rest and enjoying the wildlife

Spooky Forest



Autumn is on the way and that can only mean one thing. Halloween!! I adapted one pf Sandy Allnocks tutorials to create a spooky forest in shades of grey

Schools back


Returning to school Miss Anya. So my kids are both back at school now and I am hoping that they manage to stay open for the whole school year. I of course took the back to school photos, showing a very smart and sensible young man embarking on year 8 and a scruffy little sass bag that is about to cause hell in year 6!!

Lets hope Miss Anya takes after my boy


Autumn Snuggle

I love snuggling under a blanket and this little sweetie is the same, watching the delights of nature around her

Crafty Purple Frog Challenge

Crafty Purple Frog are having a challenge, you can participate on either their blog, Instagram or the Crafty Purple Frog Facebook Group. 

There is a great prize up for grabs

You need to use the same sheet of 6x6 to create a number of cards, you can use a different stamp set, however I chose to use the same one


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Time for a new challenge over at A perfect Time to Craft Challenge Blog and this month are sponsors are Sheepski Designs

Sunset Memories


A beautiful late summer sunset for Anya today, she has had a lovely day out and is catching the memories on her mobile which she is protectively clutching to her chest

Winter Robin

A Winter Wonderland background that really makes this adorable Robin pop using the Sandy Allnock Copic Winter Wonderland Course

Duckies

I was taking part in the #thedailymarker30day challenge hosted by Kathy Rac but decided to change this up a little and hit my pencils instead of my markers. I stamped this image with every intention of using my pencils. But if I am honest I hate them, so have moved to much smaller images. These little duckies therefore needed some marker love

Noodle Time


This little beauty looks like she is really enjoying those noodles sat in that noodle bar with a city backdrop


Mad Dog

These delightful doggies remind me so much of our last dog, she was an extremely naughty beagle named Indie, we did love her and she let a huge hole in our lives when she passes but boy life was certainly never boring with her


Mermaid at sunset

Sweet November Stamps have a new release out and while I was waiting for this to arrive I decided to coloured up m mermaids. We were staying in a caravan by the sea when I was doing this one and so it felt fitting that the mermaid was talking to Mr Turtle while the sun was rising. I am totally in love with that sky

Interactive Enchantment

Taken my inspiration for this interactive card from the Sandy Allnock Copic Enchantment Course. This was the first lesson of Sandy's that I ever took and I could not actually believe that I have created the piece when we were finished. This is still one of my favourite scenes and so I decided to change it up a little by using blue turquoises

Shopping Anya

I love quaint market towns with cobble streets and tried to re create this here, i had created the cobbled road though before I spotted the high heels. Maybe not the best attire

Promonade

Enjoying the last few days of summer, before back to reality on Monday morning


Fishes

These little fishes really stole my heart and it was this stamp set that made me determined to learn to colour water scenes

Woodland Visit

A little sit down on a fence while enjoying a stroll. She looks so pretty in her hat and sun dress

Employees of the month

Oh my these 2 gnomes will not be winning the employee of the month award anytime soon

Granny

It is ages since I have used my scan n cut but figured that a nice granny card would be perfect on it. I struggle to get a granny card as most are grandma or nannie

Ruba Dub Duck

Just splashing in the tub. These ducks are sure having fun. I sent this card to my swap partner for the crafty purple frog card swap. You can join next month by joining the crafty purple frog Facebook group
 

Coffee Time

These 2 adorable critters are relaxing on the sofa in the guest room enjoying a coffee and each others company

Moonlit Mermaid

This little scene was inspired by some Whimsey Slimline paper that I saw a lady use in a Facebook group and I thought oh I have the perfect mermaid for a backdrop like that. I have changed it a little but the general shape and idea is the same

Art Teacher

So this one took a lot of sketching and rubbing out to get the vanishing point right. 

Rainy Ducks

A group of Heffy doodle Fans have joijned forces to create a prize filled hop over on Instagram. Here is my entry. These poor docks are stuck in a downpour in the big city. This was created before the floods across Europe last week

Turtle

I saw with Turtles in the wild when we got married and as much as I am a bit of a scary cat when it comes to creatures, there is something a little magestic and elegant abput the way they glide through the water

Happy Birthday Mum

My mum has always warned us she plans to get old disgracefully, We tell her she best pick her home now then so I thought this would be the perfect card. 

A perfect Time To Craft

Well another month gone. When this goes live, I will officially be on my holidays and that means we are in the second half of yet another year...