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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Knit One Pearl One

Good morning lovely blog readers!
Another Saturday & another card to share!
This one was made using the Flippin’ Families CD Rom from La Pashe
La Pashe

The card base is a Square label Flip Card,
also available on the La Pashe website
I love the humour of these cards, all normal on the front & then, 
disaster strikes on the inside in the form of playful kitties!
I added some little balls of wool & a pair of cocktail stick knitting pins!
The papers & sentiment are also from the CD Rom.
If you don't fancy the CD Rom, you can find some pre printed or
instant download sheets on the website too!
Thanks for popping in, I do hope you like my card!

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Cherry Blossom Pink

Good Morning all!
Here I am with this weeks Just Inklined card!
This time, I have a CAS offering!

The image I have used is Cherry Blossom
A perfect image for Spring time!
It's so versatile, I've used it often  for many different occasions 
& coloured it up in many different hues!
This one was made for someone in hospital!
Here's a closer look at the image!

Coloured up with a mix of flexmarkers & promarkers 
then matted onto some pink CS which actally matches better then it looks
in the photo! The Papers I have used are from the First Edition,
 Bird Cage stack! I love these papers!
I used a Tonic Border Punch for the matt.

You can see from this little side view that I've decorated the inside of the card too!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like my card!
 Don't forget to check out Just Inklined for all the newly released images!
I'd like to enter this card in a few challenges:
Bearly Mine - Spring
Flat Friends Challenge - Add A Sentiment
Ladybug Crafts - Here Comes Spring
Mema's Challenge - Anything Goes Option Easter/Spring
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Use Some Pastel Colours (2nd entry)
Stamp & Create - Spring Flowers
The Crazy Challenge - Spring is Here

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Ribbon & lace

Good morning all! 
Happy hump day! Not long now till the weekend!
I'm so looking forward to Easter break & four days off in a row!
It's time for  a brand new challenge over at
Where the theme this time is Ribbon & Lace!
Here's what I created!

A little primitave style Christmas card using a sponsor image 
from Limited Runs Digital Stamps called
The base is Kraft card& the paper I have used is from my stash.
Here's a closer look at the image!

I coloured her up in pastel pinks with a mix of Promarkers & flexmarkers
The Snowflake ribbon is from Lidl & is from last year, if not
the year before! The lace is from my local haberdashers's bargain basket.
(I do love a bargain!)
Such a sweet image. I cut her out with a nestie label die.

I ran a running stitch along the ribbon & the lace then pulled them up
to make this little rosette!
The sentiment is done on the pc.
As the card is a bit rough on the inside, I'll add a simple paper insert.
Thanks for stopping by & I hope you can play in the new challenge.
I'd like to enter my card in a few challenges:
Holly Jolly Christmas - The Reason For The Season
Sparkles Forum Christmas - Inspired By A Christmas Carol/Song (let it snow)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Use Some Pastel Colours

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Heads Up On A DT Call

Hi everyone, I just wanted to give you a heads up about the DT Call over at

Pop on over to the Challenge Blog to find out more details!
No previous DT experience is necessary!
The call closes on the 27th April 2014 so don't be shy & don't leave it too long!
Good Luck!

Monday, 14 April 2014


Good morning bloggers, I hope everyne is well!
 It's time for a new challenge over at 
The theme this time is Easter/Spring
Here's what I made!

I made a Joyfold Card using elements from the fabulous
new Shawn Jenkins Collection CD which you can find  here
The papers are from the CD too. I love the colours!
It was a bit difficult to get a good photo but I hope you can see what I've done!
I added a little puched border using an Xcut punch, some twine from my stash 
& a few tiny self adhesive gems which I got at the Ross Papercrafts Show
 in Edinburgh Yesterday.

Here's the inside of the card.
I hope you can join in the challenge & I look forward to visiting
your blog to see what you've made!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
A Gem Of A Challenge - Spring Is In The Air
Allsorts - Spring Blossoms
Open Minded Crafting - Easter or Pastel Colours
So Artful Challenge - Signs Of Spring (shades of green & other colours)
Sunflower Fields Designs - Easter or Spring
A Creative Need - Signs Of Spring
Craft For The Craic - Something For Easter or Spring
 CD Sunday Challenge - Something Old Something New
Fairy Tale - Butterflies
Simply Create Too - No Digi's or Stamped images
Crafty Ribbons - Flower Power

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Football Micky

Good Morning lovelies!
Here I am back with my second card using a brand new hot of the press 

This is Football Micky
One of the fantastic set of 4 new digis, Jak has created!

Photo: Coming soon to releasing 11th April
You can purchae the images here

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When you purchase the images you get a line drawing to colour &
 a pre-coloured image for toppers & quick cards etc. 

Jak also has a new Facebook Page where you can find out more of
what she's up to!

Here's a closer look at the image!

 I've coloured Micky with a mix of flexmarkers & promarkers,
I've matted & layered using Dottie Card from Anna Marie Designs
I lightly inked the edges using Antique linen Distress Ink
The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards
Twine is from American Crafts

You can see here that I've decorated the inside of the card to match!

Now be sure to check out the blogs below as the rest of the girls
 have been busy creating too.
TammyJoyceGaynor, and Nicole

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Colour Me Creative Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Creators Crafts - Spots & Dots
Krafty Hands - Anything Goes
That's Crafty! Challenge Blog - Your Spin Me Right Round (Use Circles Or Polka Dots)
4 Crafty Chicks - Use Polka Dots

Friday, 11 April 2014

New Release Digi's By Jak Heath

Hello lovely blog readers!
Today, I have something different to share with you!
In the past, as many of you will know, I've had the honour of working with
the amazing Jak Heath, on the Just Inklined & La Pashe DT's.
Jak is a very talented & inspiring lady!
However, things change & Jak has decided on a change of direction in her career.
One of the changes includes drawing her own digi's.
When I was asked if I'd like to colour up one of her new images,
I jumped at the chance of course!
Here's what I created!

The image I have used is City Nell. 
One of the fantastic set of 4 new digis, Jak has created!

Photo: Coming soon to releasing 11th April
You can purchae the images here

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When you purchase the images you get a line drawing to colour &
 a pre-coloured image for toppers & quick cards etc. 

Jak also has a new Facebook Page where you can find out more of
what she's up to!

I coloured Nell up with promarkers.
 I wasn't aware at the time that the colours I had chosen
were so similar to the pre coloured image! lol
The papers I've used are Bird Song  from First Edition.
The little sentiment ticket is from The Crafty Pad Designs
I used a Martha Stewart  Doily border punch, a little crochet flower 
from my stash & a seam binding bow to finish it off!

The usual little side view just to round up!
I'll be back tomorrow with a card made using another of Jak's digi
Check out the blogs below to see what some of the other girls have done
TammyJoyceGaynorand Nicole
Don't forget to check out Jak's BlogFacebook Page

I'd love to enter this card in a few challenges
Fan -Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers - So Sentimental
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Feminine
Quirky Crafts - Spice Girls (comment)
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
So Artful Challenge - Signs of Spring

Monday, 7 April 2014

Just Inklined To Hop -Meadow Rabbit

Good morning, happy Monday & welcome to this month's

It's a bit of a sad hop as we have lost our wonderful boss lady
who has moved on to pastures new & we wish her the very best of luck 
for the future & her new ventures! 
We'll miss you Jak!
Our host this time is our lovely & very talented new DT boss lady,
Tammy & the theme this time is Spring!
If you're already hopping, you'll have come from Gaynor's blog,
if not, pop back to Tammy & start from there!
Here's my card

The image I have used is Meadow Rabbit,
I thought it was just perfect for a little Easter card!

If you're in a hurry to hop on, your next stop is our brand new teamie
Don't forget, as always, we have a spot prize for someone who leaves a comment
along the way. So be sure to leave some love at each stop!
Here is the hop order just incase you need it!
Dawn (that's me!)
If you want to know a little more about my card, read on!

As you can see, I made a little scalloped circle Easel Card
I used a Grand Nestie die to cut out the card base.
The CS is Dottie Card from Anne Marie Designs
I coloured the image using my usual mix of flexmarkers
& promarkes, then inked with Antique Linen & Old Paper
Distress Inks whilst still in the die.
I did this to the card base too!
I added the sentiment just under the image by opening a
text box in word. The font I have used is called Bunny. 
You can download it here for free!
For the easel stop, I added a chunky button which was threaded 
with button twine tied in a bow.

Here's a little side view so you can see the fold.
Don't forget Nicole is your next stop on the hop!

This card was made with the following challenges in mind:
My Time To Craft- Wildlife
Open Minded Crafting - Animal Antics
Pumpkin Spice - Ducks or Bunnies
Sunflower Fields Designs - Easter or Spring
We Do Doobadoo Challenge - Buttons & Bows
Brown Sugar - Clean & Simple
Craft For The Craic - Something for Easter or Spring
Cut It Up - Easter
Digi Haven - Easter (with the colour brown)
Simply Create Too - Easter or use Bunnies
Stempelsonnen - Happy Easter
That's Crafty Chalenge Blog - You Spin Me Right Round  (Circles or Polka dots)

Saturday, 5 April 2014

One For The Boys

Good Morning Bloggers!
There's a new challenge live over at 
This month, the theme is One For The Boys!
Here's my card

The image I have used is the fantastic
from one of this months sponsors

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We are also sponsored this month by 
 I'll share a card using one of their fantastic images a bit later on!

A closer look at the image!
As soon as I saw it, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it!
I used a matt black card base then used white linen embossed & matt black
 cardstock to matt & layer.
The image was printed onto the linen CS

The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards
I added matt of black cs cut with a circle nestie.
The sprinkled a few stars which were punched from black glossy finish CS.

I also decorated the inside of the card.
I was thrilled with how this one turned out, it was exactly as I pictured
it in my head! Something that doesn't always happen for me! lol!
I hope you like my card & I can't wait to see what you create!
Here's the link to the challenge again!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - No Flowers
Hiding In My Craftroom - Black & White + 1
Word Play Saturday - Anything
Jo's Scrap Shack - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. - Recycle/World Earth Day April 22nd
Delightful Challenges - Hip To Be Square
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Masculine
Simon Says Stamp - Birthday
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Monochrome

Friday, 4 April 2014

Crafting Cafe Blog Hop

Hi all, it's time for the Crafting Cafe blog hop!

Here's our blog badge

The Crafting Cafe  is a facebook group which aims to be: 
A place to share hints & tips, photos of your crafty projects or ask crafty questions. 
(We like to encourage crafters of all levels & abilities 
so don't be too shy to share your projects with us.)
 If you fnd a great crafty site or somewhere that is inspirational, 
please feel free to share that with us too!
If you'd like to join the Crafting Cafe, you'll find our page here
We also have a monthly challenge blog which you can find here
The theme changes each month & we have some great sponsors
who offer prizes make it even more fun!

Once a month we like to hop round each others blogs & leave some love!
There are no formal rules, just hop round all the blogs on the list & have some fun!
This time, I thought I'd share a quick Evening Reception Acceptance card I made.
I apologise in advance for the photos as they aren't great!

The image I have used is Scottish Thistle from Just Inklined
I've used this image for thank you cards, sympathy cards wedding invitations
to mention just a few & it has always gone down well!
Here's a closer look!

I cut the image out with a circle nestie & my intention was to either ink it while
it was still in the die or to ink the edge.
Those of you who looked closely will by now have noticed I did neither.
Ooopsy! lol 
I coloured the image with promarkers this time
The matt behind the image is actually a cog die but I liked the edgeing.
I used some of the little pieces that it cut out as embellishments
instead of gems.
This card is totally flat for posting.
Thanks for hopping by!