Thursday, April 23, 2015


Hello Everyone...welcome to delightful Thursday and the conclusion of the Lonely little Castle..


Last week we left the Princess working in her garden and wishing her handsome Prince would come and join her in her lovely Castle..

Unbeknown to her someone was peeking out from behind the was Prince Delightful....he had come.

He inched his way closer and closer to the Princess..hiding behind the trees..
  He came nearer and nearer...
 until he was right behind her..

She turned and gave a squeal of delight at seeing her Prince and together over the next few days they planned their wedding and a new life with the ' Happy' Castle..

The gardens flowered with white roses everywhere and even the Castle had roses over his door and doves flew all around the Castle and the happy couple...
The Prince and Princess had changed their clothes to beautiful silver and gold  for their wedding and after the wonderful wedding..they all lived happily ever after..


No evil queens or nasty old witches just a very happy Castle who was not lonely anymore..


Thanks so much for stopping by..hope you have your tissues handy..I'm such a cry baby at a happy ending..

Thursday, April 16, 2015


Hello everyone...welcome  to Delightful Thursday and part 2 of the story of the lonely Castle..

Last week..we left the little Castle asleep and feeling sad...dreaming of having someone come to live with him..


On waking the next morning the little castle heard a rustling noise in the forest...

                          " SOMEONE WAS COMING"

Out from the forest appeared a beautiful Princess...

She was so pretty and strong willed, and as she stood with her hands on her hips she declared.." I will make this Castle my own" ..

In all her finery she planted flower seeds and watered all the trees daily...the birds started to arrive and sat in the branches and sang all day long...

Fruit began to appear on the trees, lovely rosy red apples and the little Castle was so happy as he watched Princess Delightful working every day.

On some days though, the Princess would daydream about her handsome Prince, and hoped he may join her to share all the beauty around the Castle as she missed him.

She sighed and kept on working [and kept wishing]..

Tune in next Delightful Thursday for the conclusion of the lonely Castle.

Will the Princess find her love?...Will the Castle always be happy? Will they live happliy ever after?..I DONT KNOW EITHER..we will have to wait and see..


I hope I'm having a great time away on holiday..I know for sure I wont be missing the homecare you next week..

Thanks so much for stopping by..



Tuesday, April 14, 2015


Hello Everyone..

I'm off down South on my holiday tomorrow to stay with my friend [in the middle of a polar blast...the further you go South the colder it gets here...]..but I'm sure we will have so much nattering time and giggling like silly school girls we wont care how cold it gets..we have not seen each other for at least 6 it will be fun..

Just thought I would pop up another of my '50 'ordered cards...
I think this is 5..maybe 6 of 50..

Quite simple...a bird cage die from Poppy Stamps..a few punched butterflies,lace and flowers...

I love the bow... made of suede and curls just right...

The beautiful papers are DCWV  " Mariposa "lots of lovely butterflies and sparkle.

So there we go...

Hope you all have a fabulous week and I will see you when I get back...take care.


Sunday, April 12, 2015


Hello Everyone..

Well, I think it is Sunday..WOW!! another fortnight gone so fast....and time for another challenge over at LACY SUNSHINE  ...Thanks to all who played last time and I had a great time checking all the fabulous projects out..

This week we have a new theme and it is "VINTAGE/SHABBY CHIC/STEAMPUNK.. take your pick and fun..

For my card I went with Vintage..or Shabby Chic..or Vintage..not sure, but had a blast colouring this sweet Victorian girl in...Victorian Lisabeth in the springtime 

And here she is....

Coloured with Copics and Faber castell pencils...I kept her hat and bodice fairly plain
 with just a little shading with pencils..same with the grey pencil and a lot of time.

The beautiful roses were in my candy win from "Vicki "  and added a penny farthing bike and metal flower.

Some punched leaves and two fine ribbons tied into bows...lace and freebie papers..pearls and a doily die from Couture Creations.

And there we have a vintage shabby chic card...[ I think ]

Thanks ever so much for stopping by...

Wont enter any challenges as I'm going away and I might win something and not will see you tomorrow...


Saturday, April 11, 2015


Hello everyone...Yes, I must say that the temp has dropped as Autumn is starting to turn into Winter...not really freezing but you sure do notice the wind from the south...

I haven't left yet to go to my friend in Christchurch..[down south...getting closer to the chill]...not flying out until Wednesday kids bought me the tickets for my birthday and flying down on that day..

But onto today...and card Four of Fifty...

A lovely Swan stamp from" Firecrackers designs"...coloured lightly with copics and the water has glossy accents on it..[ 7, 8, and 9.. I have also used this image and they will pop up all together...]


Some lace and pearl trim and I used scraps of paper for this one as the pile in my basket was growing...

A few pretty flowers and parts of the swan was made 3D..

Sorry the photos look a bit washed out..must have been a cloudy day or a lousy photographer.. the 3 of them are different colours..

Thanks so much for stopping by and thank you also for your fabulous comments on my Digital Delights story on Thursday..can't wait for next week either and I wont even be here..


Thursday, April 9, 2015


Hello everyone.....


Thursday today and time for my  Delightful Thursday post and something a little bit different...

Today we start a serial story...part one this week and next week we will continue the story...and the week after that will be the

I won't be here as I'm going away to stay down South to Christchurch for a week and staying with a very dear friend of mine of 47 hopefully my scheduling works..

So let's begin at the beginning....

Once upon a time there was a little Castle nestled in a lush green forest....but he was very sad.

He was so lonely and longed for some company..even the birds nested in other was a shame really as he had lovely bright colours and his flags fluttered in the breeze and he was very attractive...but still no one came...poor little Castle.

The gardens around the Castle were not tendered, and the grass and weeds grew all around but no flowers grew and the trees didn't fruit either..

The little Castle gave a deep sigh and finally fell asleep...dreaming that some day... someone will come.

...........................Tune in next Thursday to find out what happens next on.... Delightful Thursdays.

Bet the suspense is killing

Castle  from Digital delights..coloured with copics and Faber Castell pencils for shading...

Memory box Arboscello Tree

Marianne Creatables Pine Trees

Couture Creations Bubble trees

 The rest of the DT's fabulous creations are HERE on the digital delights blog...

Thanks so much for stopping by..nearly the weekend..and will be back with more of my fifty order tomorrow..
Thanks so much for stopping by...see you then.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015


Hello Everyone...

Showers tonight outside but still very muggy and the cars driving through the puddles just sounds lovely..cant wait to go to bed.. and what's the bet it will

Card number 3 of 50 to share tonight..

I love the colours on this one and the sentiment stamp is just lovely..from Rubbadubbadoo..

Love the freebie papers and gorgeous lace...and finally got my MB butterfly to cut properly..thanks to a shim thing.

Flowesr from WOC and tied a respectable bow..and the tiny row of flower ribbon just above the lace is from "My Lady" who is still going strong and 97 this year..her brain has slowed down considerably but she is fine and happy in her own

A bit closer to see the sentiment...

Challenges to enter....

Crafty Sentiments Designs   [lots of flowers]

Loves Rubber Stamps   [anything goes]

Papertake Weekly  [Anything goes]

Tuesday Throwdown   [Friendship] is dark outside,raining and so hot..or maybe it is just me.
Thanks ever so much for stopping by..and I will see you tomorrow  and I'm starting something sort of special to last the month of April..on" Delightful Thursday" with Digital Delights.

See you then..