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Saturday, 12 November 2011

Fairy Nice!

Good Morning all!
Quickest blog post yet from me!
(Now edited to add more detail!)
I just have to enter this card in the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge before I'm too late!
Pink Green & Purple is the theme!
My favourite colours!


The layout is the Craftystash Template for the November Competition.
I've made another card for that comp but I like the layout so I used it again!
The beautiful image is from Cardmadfairy
She was so easy to colour as the shading is all there already!
I mounted her onto silver mirri card.
I think I may add some Glamour Dust to her wings yet!
The sentiment is I think from Sentiments 4 You.
(Please correct me if I'm wrong!)
I coloured the outside edge with a promarker & added a 
couple of self adhesive gems.


The flourishes were cut using two different Marrianne Creatable dies.
The flowers are mulberry paper & I curled them with an embossing tool then layered, 
adding a brad centre!
The ribbon is from my stash.
I can't tell you where the floral paper is from as I received it as part of a candy!
It's lovely though isn't it!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you like her!
Have a happy Saturday all!
I'd also like to enter this card in the following challenges
2 Sisters Anything Goes
Di's Digi Designs Ribbon's & Bows
Drunken Stampers Up In The Air
Rogue Redhead Designs Only one designer paper
So Artful Challenge Gypsy Spirit
Crafty Ann's Floral Frenzy
Patties Creations Birthday or Thanksgiving
Rainbow Lady's Inspired By Princettia (pink & green)
Craft's & Me Birthday's
Crazy Amigo Challenges Swirls
Digital Tuesday Anything Goes
Tuesday Throw Down Favourite Colour Combo
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge Anything Goes
Heart Song Inspirations Anything Goes


Thursday, 10 November 2011

Craftystash Comp News

Hi all!
Hope you're having a good week & looking forward to the weekend! 
Not long now!
Just had to share some news about the competition over at Craftystash!
My friend Deborah Lauder is the site owner & offers up some wonderful 
prizes when she runs the competitions!
This months competition is a layout or sketch challenge!
Here's the sketch below!



Just create a project using the sketch/layout template. 
You don't have to use any other Craftystash resources,
 but it will increase your chances of winning if you do!
I'll share my card with you when I get some decent pics at the weekend!
Pop on over to the website to see the details of the competition!
Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

You've Been Snowballed!

Good Morning All & Happy Hump Day to you!
Hope everyone is well!
It's time for a new freebie challenge at Dude Time Doodles!
Here's my card!


The image is called Duck Snowball Warrior!
He's available for free from the Dude Time Doodles Challenge Blog
All you need to do is stop by the blog, collect the freebie & create something for a Dude!
The prize is a GDT spot for the month of November with the
 Dude & Dudettes over at Dude Time Doodles!
Such a fun team of guy & gals to work with!
My card is a 5" x5" square.
The DP is from Papermania & the layout is from my imagination!


I coloured the image with Promarkers  & highlighted the snow, snowballs & the outline of  the 
snowman with a Sakura Clear Star pen. 
I love Sakura pens & they come into their own 
around this time of year when glitter is the order of the day!


I made a rosette & added the computer generated sentiment to the front!
The text I've used is Frosty & you can download it for free from here!
The sentiment was cut out using a scalloped oval nestie & the edges were inked with an inkpad!


I added some ribbon which was threaded through some snowflake brads.
As I was trying to decide what embellies to add to this card, I emptied some buttons out of my jar.
The little heart button landed where it is now so I decided that was where it should be! lol!
Thanks for stopping by to check out my card!
Hope to see you over at Dude Time Doodles!
I'm off to search out some challenges for my card!
Bearly Mine One For The Boys
Clear It Out Your Favourite Holiday (Snowflake Brads)
Digital Tuesday Anything Goes
Karens Doodles Netherlands Inspired By A Song ( Frosty The Snowman)
Papertake Weekly First Christmas
Cards For Men Christmas Card For A Man
House Of Gilli Monochromatic
Make It Monday Anything Goes
Stamps R Us Masculine
I Did It Creations Christmas/Winter
2 Sisters Ribbon
A Gem Of A Challenge Cold & Frosty
Catch The Bug November Anything Goes
The Glitter Fairies Challenge Non Traditional Christmas
Marks Finest Papers Fall Or Winter
Our Creative Corner Masculine Card Or Project
Bah Humbug Must Be Christmas -Snowmen
Crafty Emma's Entertain U Song Or Film (Frosty The Snowman)
Floweret Christmas
Jelly park Challenges Non Traditional Christmas Colours
Miami Doodles Christmas

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Step We Gaily!

Here's a little wedding card I made for one of the ladies I work with!
As she is mature in years, like myself, I thought this bugaboo image was just perfect!
Luckily the lady in question has a sense of humour so I could get a way with it too!


I just love these guys!
I used a Craftworks Scalloped square card blank as the base for my card.
I opted for pink & blue as the colour scheme, I like the softness of the pastels!
I coloured the image with my trusty Promarkers, the cut it out with a scalloped square nestie!
I gave Gus & Stella's glasses a touch of Anita's 3D glaze treatment!
I cut the sentiment out with a scalloped circle nestie & inked round the edges of both with pink!
The blue paper is from Do Crafts & has been in my stash for ever! 
One of those resources that never seems to run out no matter how much you use it!


 I cut the flowers out using a daisy punch & layered them, adding a piece of 
Craftworks Card Candi to the centre of each!
The flourishes were cut using a Mariannes Creatables Die
The stick pin was home made using beads from my stash & a pink padded heart!


I decorated the inside of the card to match! 
I prefer doing this where possible, rather than adding a paper insert 
as I find it gives better balance to the card!
I hope you like it!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crazy Amigo Challenge Swirls
Tuesday Throwdown Your Favourite Colour Combo
Crafty Boots Young At Heart
Corrosive Challenges With A Flourish
Kenny K Crafty Girlz Celebration Time
Sentimental Sundays Wedding/ Anniversary
Crafty Emma's A Song Or A Film (I'm getting married in the morning/Mhairi's Wedding)
Kraftin' Kimmie Pin It Down

Monday, 7 November 2011

One day Left!

Don't forget there's still one day left to enter the November's Special days at 
You can choose from Thanksgiving
Stay at Home Because you're well day or
My Favourite, World Hello Day!
Here's a reminder of my card!


Hope you can manage over to link up a project!



Sunday, 6 November 2011

Piece By Piece

Happy Sunday all!
I hope you're all having a great weekend! 
Did you see lot's of fireworks last night? I hope you stayed safe!

It's time for a new challenge at The Crafty Pad!
This week the theme for Challenge #146 is Paper Piecing!
Now,I must say I have never tried this before &  I found it a bit of a challenge!
However, once I'd figured it out I had a whole lot of fun with it!
You can find a useful tutorial on Paper Piecing on The Crafty Pad blog here!
Here's my card!


The DT were given Sammy Scarecrow to work with this week!
He's such a cutie isn't he!!! 
Reminds me of a few years back when we all dressed up 
as characters from The Wizard of Oz! I was the Scarecrow!
We raised lots of money that year for Children in Need!
You can get him here for just  99p. A fantastic bargain!!!

Forgot to tell you who our sponsors are this week!
Yep, I said sponsors!!!!
We have a set of Grey Promarkers from Letraset

&
we have a Prize from Crafty Ribbons too!


For the design of my card,
I used the sketch from Midnight Madness #128


I used a sheet of brown textured cardstock to make my 5"x5" card base.
The papers I have used are all from my stash.
I distressed the edges of all the layers using a pair of scissors!


The image was mainly paper pieced, 
the rest was coloured with Promarkers & the background chalked in.


The flowers & leaves were all punched from scraps of the papers I used.
I hope you like my little card!
Now hop on over to the challenge blog to see what lovely creations
 the other ladies of the DT have come up with.
I hope you are inspired & have the time to come & play in our 
I must apologise for the quality of my photos, I just can't get any in 
daylight now as I'm at work all day! 
I have asked Santa for a pop up tent though & I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
My card was made with a few challenges in mind:
Catch The Bug Anything Goes
Crafty Emma Entertain us, Film or Song ( The Wizard of Oz)
Marks Finest Papers Fall or Winter theme
Patties Creations Halloween or Autumn Colours
Our Craft Lounge Distressed & Stressed
Pixie Dust Studio Paper Piecing
Sassy Studio Designs Falling Leaves
Midnight Madness sketch #128
Party Time Tuesday Photo Inspirtaion
Creatalicious Challenges Distress Your Edges
Desert Island Crafts Choose 3 from list 1) Fall Theme 2) Leafs 3) Distressed
Tiffany Doodles Paper Piecing
Digi Darla Challenge Holiday Harvest
Stamps R Us Masculine
The Pink Elephant Distressing
The Squirrel & The Fox Hats or Flowers
Come & Get It Challenges Autumn Blessings
Opus Gluei What's On Your Head