Friday, 24 February 2017

Good morning

A calmer day today, I hope you survived without any damage from yesterdays stomy winds.... at Crafty Catz, this week our challenge is set by teamie Janette and it is anything goes with a twist of ............Spring.
We are sponsored by

prize...4 images of winners choice

DC retro summer flowers, matted on blue card,MS butterfly, LOTV sentiment cut with nesties, punched flowers and leaves.
A bit more time to craft------ anything goes

Bugaboo crafty challenge ------ anything goes

Crafty Hazelnuts pattered paper challenge-----anything goes with pattered paper

Sweet Stampers challenge-------------add a sentiment

Auds sentiments challenge-------------add an animal and sentiment

Crafty sentiments challenge ------spring

Cutie pie challenge-----------------must be cute

I had a lovely day out with friends on Wednesday, visiting St Helens Glass was very interesting, all about the Pilkington family, a walk through an old kiln seeing passeges for retaining and reusing heat from the furnaces, and a demonstration of glass blowing at the end, a lovely cafe as well. I have started to crochet my blanket squares together this week,, so look forward to the end product!!
Keep warm and dry and have a good weekend

Hugs Tilly x

Monday, 20 February 2017

Good morning,

Not very nice here today, a bit wet and windy.... over the weekend I have done some sewing which will go away as an early start for McMillan coffee day in September... nothing like getting ahead lol..
and a close up of patterns.... I just did a pink fleece lining on this one...
4 inch squares... bought so long ago I can't remember where, the rest of squares are cut from my scrap box so a win, win, situation !!!
This is for a boy, same pattern squares but others more in greens and blues from scraps....
a blue and yellow fleece, again from stash so some de-cluttering going on as well!!
bindings are also from scrap box, quilted with a wavey line, my fave stitch.... I can't do straight lol....
Off now to clean out the shed.... I may be some while !!!

Thanks for your visit

Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 17 February 2017

Good morning....

Hello all.....For our challenge today at Crafty Catz .....our lovely Nick has the challenge of anything goes with a twist of occupations. We are sponsored this week by
5 digi images of winners choice

Gingham papers, image kindly given by sponsor,  matted on to silver mirri, coloured with pm's, LOTV sentiments, cakes from stash.


A bit more time to craft challenge---------------anything goes

Crafts and me challenge---------------------anything goes

Crafty Hazelnuts patterned paper---------------anything goes with pattern paper

Hand stamped sentiments----------------anything goes

Crafty friends challenge-----------------------anything goes

The weather has warmed up here this week and we have a mild sunny day so far, after a little housework, I hope to relax with some sewing, I have a half made baby quilt, very similar to the one I made last week, I Hope you have something nice to look forward to.

Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 10 February 2017

Friday again....

Good morning we have a new challenge at Crafty Catz  for you today set by our lovely is anything goes with a twist of using 3 papers...we are sponsored by


Here is mine...
I used back to basics papers, image from sponsor coloured with PM's peel off corners sue wilson die cut MS butterfly, sentiment, ribbon, and gem from stash, isn;t she cute !!

Challenges I am entering;

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

Sothern girls challenge------3 or more patterned papers

Creative moments---------------anything goes

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

Lemon shortbread---------------anything goes

It's been very cold in Manchester the last few days, but at least it is dry.... Bowling this morning and sewing this afternoon, I have a baby quilt almost made as I am determined not to be faffing around in August with nothing made for McMillan coffee day !! lol....I picked up some great fat quarters from Aldi yesterday to help with these projects... only £3.99 for 6 pack !!! also some wool for crocheted blankets at £3.99 for 4 balls....I shall be busy !!!

Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 3 February 2017

Hello again.....

Good morning,
A sunny Friday Morning and here at Crafty Catz our challenge today is hosted by our lovely talented Sue, she has chosen anything goes with a twist of male theme. Our sponsor today is



Image kindly given by sponsor, coloured with PM's buttons, wooden sun and peel-offs from stash ( I think I need to invest in a new camera, everything looks washed out to me )

Challenges entered;

I already have my washing out, on seeing the sunshine this morning, I stripped the bed and it is blowing in the breeze, the bedding not the bed lol )I am on my 3rd lot of tablets and creams for a bad rash on my arm, so far nothing is moving it, hope the doctor gets it right soon! A quiet day in for me, a lot been happening in different sections of the family, so a bit of sewing and crocheting should help lol
Hugs Tilly x

Friday, 27 January 2017

Good morning

Here we are again at Crafty Catz challenge day, hope you are well and raring to go.....This week we had our fab teamie Naomie and she has chosen anything goes with a twist of 'ladies cards'
We are sponsored this week by

Sasayaki Glitter


Here is my card

I have used papers that came from Aldi, image from sponser, coloured with PM's, flowers, lace, ribbon and sentiment from stash


DL Art challenge -----------anything goes

Star Stampz challenge----------------birthdays

A bit more time to craft challenge------------anything goes

Crafty hazelnuts patterened  paper challenge --------------------anything goes

Stelpelsonns challenge ----------------anything goes

As I went to the bin this morning I found these two tiny crocus peeping out!!! spring is on the way even though it is minus 2 at the moment, nice to start the day with a smile!

It is another cold and frosty morning here, I don't mind that as much as the rain !! I have another very busy day beginning with a trip to the doctor, I have a bad rash on one arm which is getting worse, always something different as I get older lol.....washing to dry, carpet to be measured, a meeting this afternoon and a hundred other jobs inbetween, at least I am able to do all these things !!
Keep warm and have a good week

Hugs Tilly x

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Good afternoon....

I hope you are keeping well and warm in this cold weather, this morning I have been to crocheting, always lots of laughs and chatter. I am making a bag at the moment, 6 hexegons made another 14 to go lol...
Here is a card I made for my grandson Ben, both him and his brother are in local football teams in Oz....
made with papers I have had forever, think they are DC, image coloured with PM's

Artistic Inspirations-------------anything goes

Crafting from the heart ---------------anything goes

Oh la la creations--------------for men or boys

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

I need to do some more sorting in the craft room, a lot of stuff now off the floor and on to my new shelves, and also I need a new home card, I think that will come first while we still have daylight, I hate crafting in the dark although I can see a difference with the afternoons getting slightly longer.

Hugs Tilly x