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Saturday, 3 December 2011

Another Reminder!

Evening all!
Have you hopped around the 
Dude Time Doodles New Release Blog Hop yet????


If not, there is still time!
I can totally recommend it!
The Dude & Dudettes have outdone themselves this time around!
Hop around, leave comments at all the stops &
you could be in with a chance of winning a digi of your choice!
The new citizens of Dudeville are well worth checking out!
You might even get more than you bargained for 
*wink* *wink*!
You can start from my card here or 
hop on over to Dude Time Doodles & start from there!
Enjoy the rest of your Saturday!!!


Don't Forget To Enter!

Hi all,
Just a little reminder that there is just one day left to enter the




See the post here!
There aren't many entries yet so if you do enter now, you're in with a good chance of winning!
Hope you find the time! I'd hate for you to miss the chance!

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Hop to it Santa!

Good Morning all!
It's the last week of the month so that means it's 
New Release Blog Hop time at Dude Time Doodles!
Each of the DT members will showcase one of the new images along the hop!
I promise you you won't be disappointed!
If you arrived here from the lovely & very talented Michelle then you're on 
the right track if not, don't worry, it's a circle hop &
you can jump in at any point!
If you need to see the order of the hop, pop on over to the 
Dude Time Doodles Challenge Blog & take it from there!
Here's my card!


The image I have used is called
Welder Wenceslas!
All of the new releases are now available at the store
Welder Wenceslas is just perfect for my brother in law who does a bit of welding!
Now if you're anxious to get on with the hop, I'll tell you where to go next in a 
second but can I just remind you that there will be a 
mystery host/hostess along the way so don't forget to leave 
a comment for each of the Dudettes & Dude along the way for the chance 
to win one of the fabby images!
Oh & if you haven't already, make sure you leave a little bit of love for CG
our latest Dudette! It's her first hop on the team!!
Here's a closer look at Welder Wenceslas!


To get on with the hop. jump on over to visit the wonderful Ruth
 who I promise has something awesome for you to see! 
If you want to know a bit more about my card then read on!
I made an easel card using the sketch from CraftyAnn's
I used the sketch on both the front & the base!
I coloured my image with Promarkers.
The papers have been in my stash for ever & although not specifically 
Christmas papers, I think they do the job just fine!


The sentiment was computer generated using the font Santa's Sleigh
which you can download free from here


The ribbon is from Lidl Christmas Collection. 
I find some of their crafting goodies to be fab value & good quality!
I also added some Card Candi!
Thanks for stopping by & don't forget to leave some comments along the way!
Now, onto challenges!!!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge C is for... Christmas
Tuesday Throwdown  Masculine Holiday Card (Sponsor DT)
Card for Men  Fancy Folds
Craft Your Passion  'Tis the Season
Lexi's Creations One For The Lads
Pollycraft Christmas Fun
Stamp & Create Easel Card Or Centre Stepper
Addicted to Stamps Christmas Card
Gingerloft Winter Or Christmas
Here Come The Boys For The Man/Men in your life (my BIL)
Stampacular Sunday  Anything Christmas
Just Some Lines Tic Tac Toe (Ribbon Digi Brad, hoping my card candi counts as brads!)
Marks Finest Papers Make It Masculine
Crafty Ann's Sketch
Fairy Tale Christmas
Simply Create Too All About Christmas
Stampin With The Dragon Anything Goes For Christmas
Totally Papercrafts Christmas 
C.R.A.F.T. Unusual Christmas
Crimbo Crackers Santa (DT)
Rainbow Lady's Cards For Men

Monday, 28 November 2011

Awesome Give-away!

Good Morning all!

Exciting News!
I have another fantastic giveaway for you this week!


I have been lucky enough to have been given the chance to play with 
which is a Digital Scrapbooking Software programme.
This software is so simple to use that even you techno-phobes out there 
will have no trouble at all in making Scrapbook Page Layouts, Photo Books,
Cards,Videos & More, just let your imagination guide you!
I'm a real rookie at this sort of thing but,
I had a little play & here's what I came up with!


My niece & her fiance got married earlier this year & these pics are among
 my favourites of the day! They are so natural!
The wedding took place in a ruined castle, we then went to
the beach for cocktails, before heading in to
the golf club for the reception!
This took hardly any time to create! Just minutes in fact & I'm not the
quickest person at picking these things up!
Too many other things going on in my head! lol
I haven't tried it as yet but you can use the digi papers & elements that you already have!
You're not just tied to those produced by the company!
 (Athough it's a good excuse to go shopping!!! ,lol)
No need to worry if you're not experienced in these things as
Technical Support is never far away,
 should you ever need it!
There is a My Memories Facebook Page & a
My Memories Blog that you can also follow.
Both of these give hints, tips & tutorials as well as lots of Freebies!!!
We all love a freebie right?
If that's not enough for you they are on Twitter too! lol


If you'd like a chance to win this software, simply go to the
 My Memories Website  pick out your favourite kit, layout or whatever,
come back & leave me a comment saying which is your fav!
If you follow the Blog or the Facebook Page, come back again,
& let me know for another chance

I will draw the winner on the afternoon of Sunday 4th December
If you can't possibly wait that long, you can visit the
website, & use my code below!
(copy & paste into the appropriate place to avoid mistakes)


STMMMS2864

This will give you an awesome $10 discount off of the software!
As well as getting $10 off when you buy the software,
you get another $10 voucher to spend on
whatever you fancy to get you started!
I haven't even spent my voucher yet as I've been playing with some of the
many wonderful freebies on the website! lol
The best news is that Version 3 of this software has just been released
so you will be getting the newly updated version of the software!
I can't begin to tell you how exciting I find that!
I wish you all good luck!
Here's another little page that I threw together, just some pics of
Edinburgh from a recent day out!


Hope to see you back with your comments soon!

Sunday, 27 November 2011

3 is the Magic Number!

Good Morning all!
I have to say I almost forgot to do this post!
I've spent the last few days coughing & sneezing in no particular order 
& my head has just been full of cotton wool! lol
Okay, so now that I have remembered!!!
we have a recipe for you!
The theme is a Recipe of 3's!
We'd like you to use 3 papers, 3 Buttons or Brads & 3 Ribbons
Our Sponsor this week is 


The prize?
 Yep, in keeping with the theme, 3 digi's of the winner's choice!
Here's my card!


The image I have used is Holly Mouse Hanging Stocking from 
She's just adorable & she's on SALE for just 59p right now!
  You can grab her & some of the other fabby Specials Here
I made my card with a 5" x5" card blank.
The DP's I have used are from Papermania.
Holly was coloured with Promarkers & for Health & Safety reasons,
I was careful that the fire was not lit while she was hanging her stocking!
I added some glittery accents but I'm not sure you can make 
them out in the photo's
Holly was the mounted onto some mirror card.
I added 3 tabs of ribbon from my stash.


I added 3 snowflake brads which have been in my stash for years.
I also added a ribbon which I knotted with two other short lengths.


I tried to add some faux stitching around the edge of my card 
by piercing then joining up the dots with a glitter pen.
Perhaps I should have used a darker pen as it doesn't seem to 
show up very well in my photo's!
Thanks for stopping by & I hope you'll find some time to play with us at 
The Crafty Pad this week!
Don't forget to stop by the Challenge Blog to see what the other 
uber talented DT ladies have done!
I promise you won't be disappointed!
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges
2 Sisters Holiday
Just Some Lines Tic Tac Toe (Ribbon Digi Brad)
Fairy Tale Christmas
Poodles Parlour Christmas
Simply Create Too All About Christmas
Stampin with the Dragon Anything Goes- Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks Snowflakes
Digi Stamps 4 Joy Colour Tic Tac Toe (Cool Blue Natural Neutral Red Hot)
House That Stamps Built Christmas + Snowflake
I love Promarkers Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel Holiday Hoopla
Forever Friends Christmas is Coming