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Saturday, 17 December 2011

Hello Ducks!!

OMGoodness we're almost there EEEKKK!!!
Sunday already!! This time next week we'll be well in the throes of Christmas day!!!
Anyhoo, for now it's time for a new challenge at
 The Crafty Pad!
This week for challlenge #152 we'd like to see
Anything BUT Christmas!!!
Here's my card!


It;s actually a gift voucher holder for my niece & her new husband!
They got married earlier this year!
I made an A5 card by folding an A4 sheet of 
Linen texture card in half.
I added 3 panels of  plain pink paper then topped those
with a very pretty pink floral DP which was part of a candy I won!


I think the colours I have used fit the Colour Q #115 Challenge
The image is Roshell Ducky & Eggward!
One of my many Crafty Pad Designs favourites!!
I have used this image before on  this card 

This fits in with the challenge at
Make it Colourful, where you are required to recolour an image

The Hello Ducks! sentiment just came to mind when I looked at the card,
I printed it off in Sunshine Poppy font then added a matt of the pink paper!
Embellishment wise, I added a few buttons & a pink bow!


Inside the card,I very simply added two little strips of paper 
adhered at either end to hold the gift vouchers in place!
I hope the recipient is happy with it! I kinda like it myself! lol
Don't forget to join in at The Crafty Pad this week for our 
Most of all don't forget to check out the other DT projects they're really fab!
Oooopsy! Almost forgot to mention our wonderful sponsor


Yep, the lovely Joanna Sheen,
who is offering a £10 voucher to spend in her store!

Challenges which inspired my card are
Make it Colourful Recolour an Image
Totally Gorjuss For Someone Special
Fairy Tale Gift/Gift Packaging
Hot Shot Crafts Promarkers
Desert Island Craft Challenge Choose 3 from itinerary (1,3,9)
Really Reasonable Ribbon Anything Goes + Ribbon

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Cheap Valentine!

Ha ha!
It's Wednesday & the Dude Time Doodles, Dude & Dudettes officially have a day off but
as there is a  fab new image by Marlene AKA Marlooney
being showcased on the challenge blog,
a couple of us decided to join in & make a project!
How could we not!!!
Here's my card!


The image is called Cheap Valentine 
& will be available in the store!
I love the expression on her face! Flowers & Chocolates AGAIN! 
All she wanted to do was to go on a Romantic Cruise!
Don't you get caught out my lovelies!
Wait until the festive holday/Christmas rush is over & 
send him a just because reminder card!!! lol
My base card is an A6 tent fold textured card.
My paper is snakeskin & I've been hoarding this but I felt it was perfect for this card!
I coloured the image with Promarkers then cut out with a nestie.
 I've used colours to match the Colour Q Challenge #115 palette


The layout is the sketch from The Sweet Stop


I used a Travel design paper from Creat & Craft TV for my panel.


I added some sisal mesh around the card & tied on an Anchor charm,
 with some sisal ,to keep the Cruise theme going!
The sentiment is my own & I printed it out in Wacky Action BTN font 
which you can find free here!
My Card has been inspired by & entered into the following challenges
Colour Q #155
Ribbon Carousel Tangled Twine
Card Cupids Cards With Hearts
Come & Get It Red Green & Your Choice
Corrosive Challenge Anything But Christmas
Hotshot Crafts Promarkers
Just Add Ink Photo Inspiration
The Sweet Stop Sketch 138
Totally Papercrafts  Anything But Christmas
Do You Stack  Photo Inspiration, Something Old
Meljens Designs Use Green


Sunday, 11 December 2011

Add True Random Number Generator To Your Blog Post!!!

Good evening bloggers!
I've done a few blog candy give away's in my year or so of blogging & never known how to include the Random Number thingy picture.My dear friend Debbie of Craftystash has come to my rescue & very kindly found me a link on Jenn's fab blog for instructions on how to do it!
Here's the link.
I hope you find it as useful as I did!
Just to prove I did learn 
Woo Hoo!!!!
Thank you Debbie & Thank you Jenn


Sending A Smile

Good Morning all!
Not long till Christmas!!! Woo Hoo!!
Two weeks & we'll be there! 
I hope you're all well on the way to being organised!
So on to today's project!
It's time for a new challenge at The Crafty Pad!
We've decided it's time to have a little break from Christmas so for 
Challege #151 we want you to Send Someone A Smile
(But, No Christmas or Birthdays)


My Project this week is a gift voucher holder!
It will contain a voucher for a Spa Treatment! If that doesn't make someone smile.....
The image I have used is Penny Pamper from The Crafty Pad Designs,
just perfect for such an occasion.
For the base card I used a sheet of white A4 cardstock which I scored 
to make a DL sized holder.
I also scored two decorative lines along the front.
I added two panels of purple Core'dinations Cardstock


I coloured Penny with Promarkers & added some 
Glossy Accentsto the bubbles!
I matted onto some purple Core'dinations Cardstock then added
some lace trim!


I added a sentiment ticket, also from The Crafty Pad Designs
3 fab hand made flowers which were made by my lovely friend 
Lee, AKA Crafty Loops ( do check out her blog!)
I also added a triple bow & a pearl spray accent!


In this photo, I hope you can see the bottom section which will 
fold up to contain the gift voucher!
Thanks so much for looking! Don't forget to check out the projects by the 
other lovely& very talented DT members!
I hope you can find the time to join in at The Crafty Pad & 
Send Someone A Smile!


Our Sponsor this week is Creative Craft Challenge
Who are offering a £5 gift voucher to spend in their shop!


My Gift Voucher Holder was inspired by the following Challenges
365 Cards Challenge  Touchy Feely (3 Textures Ribbon, Glossy Accents Core'dinations textured card)
Our Creative Corner All Ruffled up
Hotshot Craft Promarkers
Totally Papercrafts Anything But Christmas
Paper Shelter Challenge It's A Celebration
Crafty Boots Anything Goes