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Saturday, 13 December 2014

Fantastic Giveaway

Hi all,
You may be aware of the popularity of Harris Tweed at the moment.
There are all sorts of items made from it nowadays!


Recently, an email appeared in my inbox, telling me about a new e-book 
which has just been released.

Harris Tweed Appliqué For Beginners by Chris Hammacot

Harris Tweed Appliqué ebook with video

It's a beautiful book, filled with information, wonderful easy to follow
 instructions, video clips, photographs & more.
You will, without a doubt be inspired to try out the technique, using this wonderful fabric.

Create hand or machine applique with 'Harris Tweed' - in easy steps! Chris Hammacott leads you through plump cushions, quirky tea cosies, a table runner and a wall-hanging, all given the rugged but cosy personality of 'Harris Tweed'. Designs are inspired by Chris's croft life on the Isle of Lewis; and her sheep, chickens, cats and pugs. 


The Kindle cover has reverse applique sheep.


A scarecrow with tweed hat decorates a denim jacket


Three-dimensional flowers enhance a sweater.

Follow the guidelines and techniques, and watch the author demonstrating on the video clips. Whether you are a complete beginner or a more advanced student, Chris will convince you of the wonderful qualities of 'Harris Tweed' for applique.

The book is available for download or as a CD Rom from
either Vivebooks here or Amazon here.

However, I have one copy of the book on CD Rom to giveway.
To be in with a chance to win, simply add your details to the linky below.

You don't have to have a blog to enter.
It would be lovely if you were a follower of my blog but it's not necessary.
It would also be great if you could share this with your friends so that they 
can come & join in the fun too.







Thursday, 20 November 2014

Santa's Brewery

Good morning all!
Here's a little card I made using some Christmas Decoupage from
La Pashe

Santa's Brewery!
A fun image for a beer lover or in the case of the recipient 
of this card, a Brewing Chemist!
I've teamed the decoupage with some papers from a 
Papermainia Capsule Collection, a couple of buttons from
 my stash & a little bit of ribbon upcycled from a top.


The sentiment was part of the decoupage sheet. 
Thanks for popping in! Let me know that you've been 
& I'll pop over to visit you too!
I'd like to enter this card in a few challenges:
Crafty Sentiment Designs - 2 or more papers
Creative Card Crew - Stripes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday -  Anything Goes with a twist - Masculine
Love to Create - Christmas
My Time to Craft - W - CHRISTMAS DECOUPAGE!
Southern Girls -  For The Boys

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Thank You

Good morning all,
I'm back, did you miss me?
I have been sooo busy this past week my poor little blog 
has been sitting abandoned & forlorn!
So, here's a little Thank You card I have to share with you today!


CAS, I added an embossed panel to the front of an A6 linen embossed
card stock base. The embossing folder is by Cuttlebug & I've
had it forever in my stash! The corners of the panel have been 
rounded with a Woodware Punch
I used a sizzlit to diecut the entiment, a little bit of ribbon rescued from
a top & a couple of little colour co-ordinated buttons are
the only other embellishments.


Inside is a plain insert to write a message on.
This card design was popular at the little craft fair I was at
earlier this week.
Thanks for dropping by. 
I'll be doing a bit of blog hopping later to do a bit of catching up!
I'd like to enter this card in a few challenges:
A Crafty Mess - Anyhing Goes
A Creative Need - Button Up
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Bright Colours
Simply Create Too - Thanksgiving/Thank You
Dream It Up - Thankful & Thoughtful
Crafting By Designs - Give Thanks

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Washi Day Fun

Good Morning all! Happy Saturday!
It's a beautiful morning here!
I thought I'd share a little card I made using Washi Tape


Quick & simple, but I love it!
I used a Linen Embossed Card-stock A6 base.
The sentiment is printed in Enviro Font
I added few little fabric flowers from my stash.
The centre of the flowers is Card Candi.
Finally, some torn Washi Tape to finish with!
Thanks for popping in, I hope you like it!!

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Christmas Wishes

Hi everyone!
Where does the time go?
I've been chasing my tail as normal at the moment!
I'm in the midst of getting ready for a little craft fair at a friends chuch,
where I'm hoping to raise some funds for Breakthrough Breast Cancer
It's been great fun creating all sorts of goodies!
Here's one of the little cards I've done!


A little dottie CAS Christmas card.
The topper & setiment are both by Papermania.
I've mounted them on some foam tape for added dimension.


A few little gems added for lights on the tree & to
the sides of the sentiment. Cute isn't it!
Thanks for stopping by, if I haven't visited you lately, I'm srry!
Just let me know in the comments & I'll get to you soon!
Have a grea evening & a lovely Friday!

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Butterfly 50th Birthday

Good Morning all!
The card I have to share with you today was made for a 50th Birthday


A 5x5inch white linen embossed card stock base
The butterflies were cut from the same  CS using Tonic Dies 
The sentiment was made in my graphics programme,
then cut out with a Spellbinders die.


A few little self adhesive pearls from MeiFlower & a 
double bow made with seam binding from my stash.
Thanks for popping in!
I hope you like my card!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes Twist Add a Butterfly
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes Or Happy Birthday
Card Mania - Use Your Dies
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything Goes With a Handmade Bow
Crafty Cardmaker - Die Cutting and/or Punching
Country View Crafts' Challenge - Bugs Bees & Butterflies
We Do Doobadoo Challenge - Enhance your dies

Monday, 3 November 2014

Just Inklined To Hop - Christmas Is Coming

       Good Morning all!
 Welcome to Just Inklined's Blog Hop for November!


  This month's theme is Christmas Is Coming hosted by me
 Dawn
Here's my project!


I made a little CAS card with a matching candle!
I did lot's of these last year & they were very popular!
I coloured the image with my Sakura pens to add a little sparkle.
Added some washi tape to the candle & a few self adhesive pearls to the card!

I'm off to package up the candle!

Here's the hop order in case you get lost! LOL!

Dawn (that's me)
Nicole

Here's a little heads up for you!
Keep your eyes peeled here on the Just Inklined Blog 
& on our  Facebook Page for some exciting news coming soon!
I'd like to enter this set in the following challenges
Without Words - Christmas Preparations
Glitter n Sparkle - Anything But Square
Lacy Sunshine - Include A Hat
Pile It On - Feeling Cool

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Not A Card - Take 2

Hi all, I'm back with my second post today!
This is the DT Project I made using a
Delicious Doodles image, for the new NOT A Card challenge at


I used Teri's fantastic Bark At The Moon image to decorate a candle!
I didn't have a lot of time but I really wanted to do this!
I printed the image on to tissue paper, put on to the candle then 
wrapped with greaseproof paper & heat set it!
Next I added some black Jaipur Lace from my stash et voila!



I packaged the candle in gusseted bag with a card backing using a couple of glue dots 
to keep it in place & added a little ribbon & a matching gift tag.
I hope you like it,
Don't forget to play along at The Crafting Cafe!
I'd like to enter my candle in a few challenges:
Mema's Challenge - Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles: Baby It's Cold Outide
Seemacrafts: Monchrome
Digitally Sweet: Anything Goes

Not A Card

Good Morning all!
It's Saturday! Yay!!!
Were you all bothered with Ghosts & Ghouls last night?
I locked my door & put out the lights & watched a movie!
Mwuhahaha!
Actully, I was ready but no one came to the door!
The kids on our street are all grown up now!

Anyhoo, being the 1st of the month, we have a brand new challenge over at
There are two brilliant sponsors this month!

Our theme this month is
NOT A Card
Here's my Artbymiran project!
A little wine bottle topper with a pocket on the front.
I did intend to put something in there but hey ho, or ho ho ho lol!


The image I have used is Christmas Elf, I love this little guy!


I coloured him up with a mix of promarkers & flexmarkers,
fussy cut him  & added him to the little wine bottle topper.
(I found the file in the Sihouette store)
I added a few little self adhesive gem stars too!


Closer look at the  little cutie!


View from the side to let you see the pocket!
The sentiment was printed out, then die cut & threaded with
 two colors of ribbon which were knotted at each end.
I hope you like it!
I also hope you can play in the challenge & make something 
other than a card for a change!

I must apologise for not having a Delicious Doodles project yet but life got in the way!
It will be blogged soon so watch this space!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, 30 October 2014

Pretty - Petticoats Three

Good morning all!
It's Thursday once again & almost the weekend!
So, it's time for my Just Inklined card for this week!


The image is one of my favourite favourites
I used a shaped card blank from Craftwork Cards as the base then
paper from the First Edition "Bo Ho Chic" pad.
I felt it had a vintagey shabby chic feel to it.


I changed the colour of the image in word, then
shaded with a "Linen" Flexmarker. It doesn't show up too well
in the photo but I wanted to keep the colour muted.
The image is matted on to the reverse of the DP


The sentiment is one I've had forever & was from Sentiments 4 You
I added a panel of DP which was edged with a Martha Stewart
 Doily Punch. I added some button twine, lace, flowers & a big
vintage button from my stash!
The inside of the card is decorated too!
Thanks for stopping by!
I'd like to enter the following challenges with this card:
Crafty Creations - Brads Buttons or Bows
I Love Promarkers - 3 Of A Kind
Digi Choosday - Use Lace
Just Inspirational - Occasions
Card Mania - Buttons (3rd entry)
Craft-DeeBowz - ATG + Handmade Bow
Eureka Stamps - Buttons & Bows
House Of Cards - Punch and/or Die