Friday, 8 December 2017

Good morning

We had our first snowfall at 04.45am today, I was up having a cup of coffee lol...anyway, here at Crafty Catz we have our new challenge and our lovely Carol would like to see anything goes with a twist of white and one other colour, you can do skin tones.
We are sponsored this week by


Image was kindly given by sponsor,cut with stitched die,  white glitter dot vellum overlay, spellbinders ponsettia die cut with vellum and glittered. holly leaf die is Marianne dies,peace die is  Memory Box snowflake and  brads are from stash.


Crafty hazelnust Christmas challenge extra---------------------anything Christmas

Monochrome magic challenge-----------------monochrome with a touch of blue

Aud sentiment challenge----------------must have a sentiment

Cute card Thursday---------------anything goes

I love promarkers--------------------Autumn/winter

A snowflakes promise-----------------anything goes

A really cold day out there....the sun is just beginning to melt the frost, I think I need my thermals when I go out later, my second Christmas Party.....On Monday we had the sewing club one, a lovely buffet with quizes, prizes and presents! Retirement is not for the faint-hearted......and I have another 3 next week...... please pass the diet sheets along !!
Hope your weather is safe to travel, wherever you live. I hope you Christmas plans are going well.

Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 1 December 2017

Good morning.....

Bitterly cold on Thursday but we escaped the snow that landed  on the Eastern side of the country.  Are you ready for this weeks challenge at Crafty Catz? Aunty Sue has chosen 'Let it snow' the twist, but you can just do anything goes.
We are sponsored this week by

prize...4 images of winners choice
image kindly given by sponser, coloured with PM's, matted on to blue card, snowflake folder on silver mirri,  puffy sentiment and peel-off stars.(think we could all do with that hot chocolate!)


Aud's sentiments challenge-------------Christmas + a sentiment

Crafty sentiment-----------------anything goes

Crafting by designs--------------------anything goes

I love promarkers -----------------------autumn /winter

Little red wagon-----------------------food and drink

The merry Christmas challenge---------------------anything Christmas

All my Christmas cards are made , written and ready for posting.... are yours ??
still sewing ready for a Christmas fair on the 10th December, Funds to our local hospice where I work.
Here are 2 more of the cards made for Christmas,
The image is from polkadoodles and coloured with PM's
Beef, onion and barley stew with potatoes and veg for tea to warm the cockles lol.... keep warm

Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 24 November 2017

Good morning...

Hello again from Crafty Catz, this week our challenge is set by our teamie Jackie and she would like to see anything goes with a twist of winter colours
Our Sponsor this week is
prize...4 images of winners choice

image kindly given by sponsor, coloured with PM's Papers are Trimcraft, glitter, sentiment is a vinyl stick -on, snowman ans snowflake are foam.

4 crafty chicks blogspot -------------outdoor winter activities

Aud sentiment challenge----------------anything goes with a sentiment

Craft rocket challenge------------------Christmas is coming

Star stampz challenge--------------add some sparkle

2 crafty critter crazies blogspot--------------must have a critter

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas  challenge extra-----------------anything Christmas goes

The sun is a bit too bright on here and takes away the colours, to late to take a better picture as it has gone to it's new home.

pattern close up
Large cot size made for a neighbour

I had a great night at Southport last Saturday watching Dennis Locorriere from Dr Hook !!! I thought about being a stage-door groupie.... until I remembered I had an hours drive home lol....
weather going colder again after a very mild week, keep warm.

Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 17 November 2017

Hello all

A very cold good morning from Crafty Catz and our challenge. This week our teamie Jac has chosen the theme anything goes with a twist of 'sparkle and shine'
We are sponsored this week by
                                                               POLKA DOODLES
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Image kindly given by sponsor and coloured with PM's, papers are Memory Box, candy dots, sentiment and candy cane from stash. lots of glitter lol...


Another busy week with some dry days, but I do not like these early dark nights, I don't want to do anything once dark!!
I made another quilt at weekend for a neighbour to gift a friend.

Difficult to photograph, very bright sunshine washed out the colours and in the shade it looked very dark. Anyway she loved it. I liked the rosebud backing for the baby girl lol.

The washer is on so after the frost melts, it will be out in the sunshine to dry. An exciting day tomorrow, after work I am off to see Dennis Lochierre from Dr Hook...... my favorite group... in concert, (an early Christmas present) I have been excited all week !

Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 10 November 2017

Good morning...

Hello from Crafty catz, this week it is my turn, (Christine) to chose anything goes with a twist of 'no patterned papers', as usual, you do not need to do the twist.
We are sponsored this week by
                                    TIME FOR TEA 

PRIZE....3 digi images 

I have used the ever faithful snowflake embossing folder, die cut stars from ebay, in silver mirri, the image is from our sponser, coloured with PM's, flower, sentiment, glitter and ribbon from stash.


Craft rocket challenge------------Christmas is coming

Cute card Thursday---------------sparkles

Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge------------------anything Christmas

Crafting by design----------------Winter sparkle

I love promarkers------------------sparkle

On Sunday I got around to a few quick Christmas cards
These were from a LOTV pad

Embossing folder backs and padded images

I have been  a lady who lunches 4 days out of 8.... car also been back in garage for 2 days for a water pump and timing belt, I hope there are no more expenses to come !!! I need to hunt my fabric stash as another baby quilt been requested! Hope you have time to join or challenge

Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 3 November 2017

Good morning

A new month and a new challenge here at Crafty catz, this week it is the turn of Our lovely boss Carol to choose the theme of anything goes with a twist of a Bear image.
We are sponsored this week by



Papers are first edition 'daydreams'....(I have tried to show the glitter in the paper and on the cakes)
The image is a TeddyBo and is coloured with PM's, signature die, ribbon and sentiment from stash.


Cute card Thursday----------------anything goes

Crafty animals---------------must have an animal

I love promarkers------------------sparkle

Inspiration destination-------------------------anything goes

Crafting from the heart---------------------hand coloured image

Ike's world---------------------anything goes, twist of celebrations

I am not liking the dark nights, but nothing can be done about that lol....a dry day here and this week has not been to chilly, Of to be a lady who lunches (my neigbours birthday) with 9 other girls, tomorrow I am being taken out for lunch by my grandson and girlfriend, I may need a fasting day on Sunday!! lol, hope you have a nice weekend planned

Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 27 October 2017

Good morning

Hello it's Friday and challenge day at crafty catz this week our Nina would like to see anything goes with a twist of 'girls have fun' We are sponsored by


Here is mine

I have used 'party season' from our sponsor, Coloured with PM's, papers very old vintage book. Ribbon, sentiment, hearts and dasies from stash.


Crafting with friends-------------------anything goes

Polkadoodles-------------anything goes

Simply papercraft----------------------anything goes

Little miss muffet---------------anything goes

Crafty creations-----------------------anything goes

Simon says stamp---------------anything goes

I am finally beginning to get the house straight again after the decorating, lots of dust and upheaval,  dining room now finished. carpet cleaned, everywhere polished and dusted and sorted, I need to move on to the living room next but it has been a very busy morning at work....I may leave it until tomorrow and by the end of the weekend should also have the kitchen sparkling as well !!! That is the plan lol !

Hugs Tilly x