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Wednesday, 20 August 2014


Good Morning All, 
It's time for a brand new challenge over at 
where the theme for this fortnight is
Here's my card

I've opted for black & white & used a sponsor silhouete image set
The Audition from Stitchy Bear stamps.  
I printed them all out & made a border using a Martha Stewart punch.
All the while I was making this card, I was singing the Elton John song,
Tiny Dancer, to myself! I do love that song!

Hope you enjoy the music!

I created the sentiment, a well known quotation, in my graphics program.
I cut it out with a Marianne Creatables Die (one of my faves).

I added a few little gems from my stash & a little bit of recycled ribbon
(the sort added to garments to keep them on the hanger)
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you can play along in the challenge.
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Clear It Out - Anything Goes
Fan Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Paper Minutes - Die Cuts
Papertake Weekly - To Die For
PDE Linky Party - Dies Or Punches
Catered Crop - Music Expressions Recipe Swap
Sentimental Sundays - Monochromatic Colours
The Corrosive Challenge - B Unique (Ballerina, Border, Bling, Black)
Die Cut Diva's - Hot August nights (dancing in the dark)
Flat Friends - Say It With A Quote
Crafty Catz - Recycle It (Ribbon)
Simply Create Too - Monochromatic Madness
Patties Creations - Monochromatic
Delightful Challenges - 1, 2 Punch

Monday, 18 August 2014

Fancy Folds

Good morning all, it's time for a brand new challenge over at 
Ohh La La Creations Challenge Blog!
The theme this time is Fancy Folds.
Here's my card!

I used this pyramid decoupage & papers from the gorgeous Shawn Jenkins
CD, available in the shop here.
I used the sketch 
from Completely Christmas as the inspiration for my layout.
I rotated it 90 degrees.
I opted to make a gatefold card, I just love them!
I missed out a couple of layers of the decoupage as I didn't want too much height.

I bought the ribbon Silk Crush ribbon from a sale on Facebook,
isn't it lush? I have it in several colours!
I also added a few littl pearls from my stash.
The pyramge looks a bit wonky in the photo, but it's just camera angles.

You can see the layers in this view!
I also added a little panel with a decorative border inside.
A very quick, simple yet impressive card to make!
Thanks for popping in, I hope you like it!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Hobby Cuts - Fancy Folds
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything Goes with patterned paper
Winter Wonderland -  Anything Goes For Christmas
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Animals
Pinspirational - Anything Goes

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Lovely Bubbly - Happy Anniversary

Good Morning All 
It's Thursday which means it's time to share a 
Just Inklined card with you all!

The image I have used is Lovely Bubbly, one of the images exclusive to the 
You can pick up the CD at a snip, as it's on sale at the moment.
My card base is Kraft card. 

Aren't they a really cute couple!
I coloured the image with my usual mix of Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Then die cut & inked with Vintage Linen Distress Ink.

The papers I've used are from Lidl. It's actually a double sided paper.
I added a doily which I cut in half to make it fit better & added a couple 
of die cut clock faces which show the numbers of the anniversary date.
The lace, button twine & button are all from my stash.
I addded a plain manilla insert.
Thanks for popping in, I hope you enjoyed my card.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything Goes With A Handmade Bow
Digi Makeover Challenge - Any type of Summer Drink ( Champagne)
Lexie's Creations - Anniversary or Special Occasions
Love To Create - Inspired By A Song (Splish Splash I was taking a bath)
The Crazy Challenge - Love & Marriage
Glitter n Sparkle - Weddings/Love
Cut It Up - Inspired By A Song (Splish Splash I was taking a bath)
Simply Create Too - Old/Vintage

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Spring Swing Rebekha

Good morning all,
I have a card to share with you today!
Last week, a messaged popped into my inbox asking if I'd like to GDT with

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Of course I was delighted & jumped at the chance!
I really love playing along in their challenges!
Here's the card I made.

The theme of the challenge is Lace & Pearls.
Here's the inspiration photo

There are two amazing sponsors for this challenge

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The image I was given to work with is from Beansie Doodles, the lovely

Isn't she just a stunner? So pretty in her summer frock!
The colours I have chosen to work with are the selection at 
I coloured her up using promarkers, trimmed the image & distressed with scissors.
I inked with some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.
The paper I have used is from the Bird Cage Stack by First Edition

My sentiment was made on the PC,  I matted on to pieces
of a die cut square. The lace & pearls are from my stash. 
I decorated the inside of the card too!
I love doing this as I feel it gives the card a real finished look.
Thanks for popping in today, I hope you like my card
 & I hope you can play in the challenge!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Fairytale Stamper - Ribbon/Lace/Bands
Lacy Sunshine - Summer
Sentimental Sundays - Decorate Your Card Inside & Out
Di's Digi Designs - Lace & Pearls
 The Doodle Garden - Colours
Creative Craft Cottages Challenges - Digi/Pearls or Lace
Our Creative Corner - Summertime
Seemacrafts - Summer Fun In August
A Creative Romance - Fun In The Sun
Docerela Creations - Colours Of Summer
The Stamping Boutique - Use Lace
Auds Sentiment Challenge - Thinking Of You Type Sentiment

Sunday, 10 August 2014

A Simple Thank You

Good morning all!
I have a little CAS card to share with you today.

Not too much to say about it really!
The card base is Linen Embossed CS from The Range.
The sentiment was die cut with a Sizzlit Die.
The gingham & dotty papers are from Craftwork Cards.
The twine is American Crafts & the button from my stash.
The corners were cut using a Woodware corner punch.

The colours are inspired by the challenge at Creative Colours

The inside of the cardhas been decorated too!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like it!
I'd like to enter this card in a few challenges:
Allsorts - All Sentimental
Hiding In My Craftroom - Keep It Simple Sweetie
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterened Paper - Anything Goes With Patterned Paper
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Add A Little Dazzle - Word Dies/Anything Goes
Creative Colours - Pink Purple White & 2 Patterned Papers

Friday, 8 August 2014

Girly Decoupage

Good moning all!
I have a card to share with you today!
This one was made using a little decoupage sheet which I think
 was a freebie with a magazine. I have no idea ehich though!

The base card is Dottie Card from Anna Marie Designs.
I used some silver mirror card for matting.

A closer look at the decoupage.

I punched a border using a Martha Stewart Punch & added some sheer ribbon.
Simple & quick to assemble. The perfect little crafty fix!
Thanks for stopping by, hop you like my little card!

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Feature A Creature

Good morning all!
I hope your week is going well so far!
We're currently on a staycation here in Edinburgh for the Fringe.
Having a great time & seeing lots of interesting things!

It's time for the brand new challenge over at Crafting For All Seasons!
Where the theme for this fortnght is
Here's my card!
(I'll apologise straight away for the quality of the photos but I just 
couldn't get the pics I wanted!)

A fairly simple Christmas card (I need millions of these!)

Our sponsor this time is Lacy Sunshine
Fabulous sponsor in 2014

The DT were kindly given images to play with!
The image I have used is - Santa Pickles
The base card is an A6 Kraft card & the DP is by First Edition.
I used a die to cut the shaped end. 

I coloured Pickles using Promarkers, trimmed the image then edged with a 
Colour Q liquid chalk inkpad then matted on to some Kraft card stock

I used some Washi tape from my stash to add a border, then
finished with some buttons threaded with twine!
The snowflake fell on to the card when I was rummaging about in my 
Chrismas stash so I decided to leave it there!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you in the challenge!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew - Christma
Retarte - Anything Goes and/or Christmas
Eureka Stamps - Add A Button

Monday, 4 August 2014


Good Morning all!
Time to share my DT card for the brand new challenge over at 
Ooh La la Creations Challenge Blog,
(If you're looking for my Just Inklined blog hop card, simply scroll down!)
 the theme for this fortnight is 
Heres my card

I've used a topper from the Boys To Men CD, which is available in the Shop
I think it's very scenic!  I'd love to be walking that course in the sunshine!
I've used the great sketch from The House That Stamps Built

as the basis for the layout of my card!
Here's a closer look at the image!

I've inked the edges with Vintage Linen Distress Ink.
The base card is Kraft, A5 & I've added some Dottie Card from
Anna Marie Designs. The borders are corrugated kraft card,
 which came in a pack from Lidl.
I added three buttons from my stash to finish!

I've mounted topper on some foam tape for a bit of dimension.
Thanks for popping in, I hope you can play in the challenge this time!
This card was made with the following challenges in mind:
Kitty Bee Designs - Birthday Boy
A Creative Romance - Fun In The Sun

Just Inklined To Hop - Lace & Pearls

Good morning all & welcome to this month's

The theme this month is Pearls & Lace.
I am the fnal stop on the hop this month!
You should have landed here from the lovely Gaynors blog.
I hope you've remembered to leave some love along the way,
here's the hop order just in case you need it!
 As always there's a couple of spot prizes to be won!
Here's what I made this time!

A cute little Anniversary card using the gorgeous
I absolutely adore ths image!
Here's a closer look!

I did some minimal colouring using some flexmarkers.
The moon is actually coloured using Lemon Chiffon, but
it doesn't show up well in the photo!
The edges & sky were done using a Colour Q liquid chalk ink pad

I added some lace pearls & button twine from my stash as well as a
little heart charm. The border was made using a Martha Stewart Punch.
Thanks for popping in! I hope you like my little card! 
I'd like to enter this little card in the following challenges:
Chalk Ah Lot Cafe - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish - Square or Rectangular Cards
Scrappy Hands - Paper Punch
Di's Digis Designs - Lace & Pearls
My Time To Craft - Use Kraft

Friday, 1 August 2014

Out Of The Shoe Box

Good Morning all,
 I have a trio of cards to share with you today!
Recently I was lucky enough to snap up some crafty stash when a friend 
was having a crafty clearout! 
I love to do this, as not only can it work out a cheaper
 way to get some stash but you can also use the chance to play with 
things you may not normally purchase! 
It's also ideal if you make cards for charities etc.
These cards were all made from an A4 die cut sheet that was 
intended to make just one card.

This card is a little A6 offering. I cut a decorative edge around the image & one 
of the sentiments provided (there were two) using a rotary cutter.
These were popped up on some foam tape for dimension.
  I added a border rom the kit, some fluffy fibres & a couple of buttons from 
my stash to embellish. The inside of this card has a plain insert.

The second card is also A6, lanscape this time!
I simply matted one of the panels onto a piece of white card on which I had
a punched border & inked using a Colour Q liquid chalk inkpad.
I added a single button to embellish.
The inside of this card was decorated with a panel of white CS & a
couple of small decorative panels.

The final 6x6in square card was made using what was the backof the original
card & another panel which was trimmed down to make a topper.
The topper was matted on to some black CS. The sentiment was
popped up on some foam tape. I added some ribbon &  black lace 
from my stash. The inside was decorated too!
Here's a photo of them all together!

I hope this inspires you to think out of the box a little when you look at
 those little kits you have languishing about in your stash!
Thanks for stopping by!