Friday, 13 September 2019

Good morning

Welcome back to Crafty Catz challenge 474. This week. our host is Billie  and she has chosen anything goes with a twist of  Sympathy....  We are sponsored this week by

Prize Choice of 3 images that the design team uses

I have embossed with a leaves folder and coloured them with chalk,poppy image from our sponsor coloured with PM's, orange matting, stitched die cuts, ribbon and buckle from stash.


We certainly have an Autumn feel to the days now and I have been busy sewing ready for McMillan on the 27th.
2 ragged wreaths with felt hearts.

2 Christmas table runners
I should really have cleared the mayhem on the table to show them off lol...
Today I need a little shopping so I had better make a move.

Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 6 September 2019

Good morning

We are back from our summer break at Crafty Catz challenge and raring to go again, this week. Auntie Sue is our host and her theme is anything goes with a twist of Hi/friends, you do not need to follow the twist of course. We are sponsored by the fabulous

prize...$12 gift voucher

I used some super glitter card, MME, our sponsor kindly gave us the image and I coloured with PM's. memory box dies and silver card candy.


It has not been the best of hot summers but it has not stopped me from enjoying it. I am not in love with the dark mornings and nights, or the cold, wet days, but they are here to stay for a while.I hope you have some time to join in our challenge.

Hugs Tilly x

Monday, 26 August 2019


I hope you are enjoying your Bank Holiday, to those of us retired, it is just another day lol...What a wonderful day on Sunday with the lovely sunshine, not seen a lot of that this summer and now the nights are drawing in.
This week I made the card below for a friends 70th Birthday, unfortunately, I forgot to photograph it all put together, but you get the gist!

I love lace and pearls together

The fronts

The backs... the flowers are stamped with peg stamps, as was the envelope.

I also made a cards for a neighbours grandchild
Also a little sewing, a request for a baby quilt
It is in blues and grey's to fit the nursery.
Off to peel and cook a mountain of apples, I mentioned them to a friend and now have 3 large bags from 2 different neighbours!!....I see a lot of apple crumbles and pies for winter.... I was then given a large bag of plums so jam duly made lol....

Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 16 August 2019

Good morning

It's a wet and cold day here near Manchester, more like mid autumn! I have been busy in my craft room and here is some of what I have done.....
One of my favorite and versatile stamps from Penny Black

The sentiment is from Whimsey. Coloured with PM's matted on blue and candy dots. Kept it simple for my Grandson.
Next came a card for a nephew...

Dr Digi image coloured with PM's Memory box die, MME papers, needed to be flat for postage.

Then I needed to make a start with some bits I found, I was going to dump but then made these

and this that is a stamp I used a lot last year, but I love it's simplicity!

I hope we all have a warmer and dryer week to come.

Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 9 August 2019


A dry morning and a wet afternoon, went in the craft room for a few hours, I made and posted a quick card for an anniversary I had almost forgotten about,
Lidl Papers matted on to burgandy card,
a few gems, flowers and leaves.
Next was a sympathy card for a neighbour
One of my favorite stamps and metal corners stamped sentiment.

Then came  a wedding card
over the weekend I need 3 birthday cards
 1 for my neighbour on Monday and 2 for grandsons in Australia.
That should keep me busy.

Hugs Tilly x

Monday, 5 August 2019

A sunny monday

Here near Manchester, no... it does not rain ALL the time lol .....
I have made a start on the very fast approaching festive season using one of my fave stamps....

Stamp is Kanban 2014, coloured with PM's, matted on to red card, pearl dots.

The next one is cheap and cheerful
DC papers, puffy stickers,  but fun

I also had to make a sympathy card and I love the simplicity of this

I need to use my embossing folders much more again!

I am busily sewing quilts for rellies in Oz....who have just moved to cooler climes on the East side, the Gold Coast to be exact.

Off to do some ironing before tea, hope you have a good week.

Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 26 July 2019

Happy Friday

Good morning, here we are again at Crafty Catz challenge 472. This is also our last challenge before our summer break, we will be back on the 6th September. Our host this week is our talented Chris.....our lovely sponsor is

prize...$12 gift voucher

I chose this image kindly given by our sponsor, coloured with PM's, the papers are a summer pack from Aldi last year. shells from stash, SB dies.


Archiscraps blog.-----------------inspired with seashells

Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge------------use patterned paper

Moving along with the times-------------splish splash

Brown sugar challenge---------------anything goes

What an exciting week with having my first great graddaughter arrive last Thursday morning, I saw her at hospital Thursday night and I made tea and took it down on Sunday afternoon.  Here she is

Well, what a hot week, good for sitting in the shade outdoors, not for working.... I completely missed the thunder showers on Wednesday night....this is from someone who says she is a light sleeper.!!
Keep crafting and hope to see you back with us soon

Hugs Tilly x