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Saturday, 27 April 2013

Hopping Over The Threshold at The Crafting Cafe!

Good morning all you lovely peeps!

This is a first for me!
 I am combining a DT post for La Pashe
a blog hop post for The Crafting Cafe facebook group!

As the theme of the blog hop is "Let's Celebrate",
it occured to me that my card was perfect for both.
 I checked that  it was okay with everyone & it is, so here we go!
The hop goes live at 9am, so if it's early & you've just dropped in 
 you may have to wait a little while if you want to join in with the hop!

If it's already past 9am, you may well have stopped by from  
the lovely Katie's blog if not pop over to Nikki's Blog
& start the hop from there!

I've made a 6"x6" Wedding Card!


The stamp I have used is one of the new range of 
This one is called Over The Threshold & is one of several stamps
suitable for wedding cards! As the wedding season is upon us now,
I know many of us will find these useful!
This card has gone to my sister who's off to a wedding tomorrow!


I fussy cut around  the Happy Couple after colouring with 
a combination of FlexMarkers & Promarkers.
The background was coloured with distress inks.
I had some silvery grey vellum in my stash which I have been itching 
to use so I used it for matting & layering & for the diecut grass & heart.
I also used some fantastic faux silk ribbon from my stash!


I made the circle sentiment myself in my graphics program.
I've included it as a freebie below. 
Please feel free to take it if you like! All I ask is that you don't share. 
Please direct people here to get it instead.


Now if you're hopping you'll want to move on to our lovely Barbara's blog
Enjoy the hop & don't forget to visit La Pashe to check out those 

I'd also like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Creative Corner - Clean & Simple
Fairy Tale Challenge - A Very Special Occasion
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes With Ribbon
Paper Crafting Journey - Use A Sentiment
Fab 'n' Funky - Love (10 Challenges)
Craft Room Challenge - So Sentimental
{Pin} spirational - Photo Inspiration #54
CutiePie Challenge - Clean & Simple
The Corrosive Challenges - Life's Special Occasions

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Pinecone Christmas Wreath

Hi all! Happy Thursday!
 Here I am again with a little Christmas card to show you!


The card is 6x6 inch square Linen Embossed cardstock.
I used a Woodware corner punch to round off the corners.
The image I have used is Pinecone Christmas Wreath from Just Inklined.
I printed the image onto cream coloured cardstock, then
coloured with my usual combination of FlexMarkers & ProMarkers
I then distressed with Old Paper Distress Ink.


As the image was so striking, I decided to keep the layout very 
Clean & Simple adding a matt of brown cardstock from my scrap box
& a little sentiment ticket to finish it off!
I hope you like it! I'm trying to throw an odd Christmas card into the mix 
as I go because I had to turn down so many orders last year 
due to being so behind with my own cards! lol
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Square Card With A Round Feature
Nutcrafters - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Anything Goes
Celebrate The Occasion - Clean & Simple
Cutie Pie Challenge - Clean & Simple
One Stitch At A Time - Use A Digi
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Red & Green must be seen

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Let's Celebrate - It's Party Time

Good Moring lovely peeps, how are we on this wonderful morning?

The card I have to share with you today is my DT card
for the" Let's Celebrate" challenge
 over at 


The image I have used is called
from our sponsor Crafty Sentiments Designs


I coloured her up with a combination of FlexMarkers & Promarkers
then inked the edges with a liquid chalk inkpad.


The design paper is Papermania Born To Shop Go Green collection.
(They are quite old but I googled them & it is still possible to get hold of them.)
As it's double-sided, I used both sides of the sheet!
The flower was punched with a Tonic punch then embossed & layered.
The leaves were punched from the same paper & reversed.


Here's another little look for you!
There's still a bit of time left for you to play at 
The Crafting Cafe - so let us see what you're celebrating!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Addicted To Stamps - Birthday Card Wth A Birthday Sentiment
Kenny K's Crafty Crew - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Use A Digi
Robyn's Fetish - Make Your Own Flowers
That Craft Place - For A Child
One Stop Craft - Not Square
Sassy Studio Designs - Fancy Folds 
Shelly's Images - Must Have A Flower
Creative Card Crew -Handmade Flowers
Inky Chicks - Happy Birthday Girl
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT - Card for a Chilld or Teen
Oldie But A Goodie - Make it Girly
Papertake Weekly -  One Paper (mine is double sided hope that's okay)
A Little Bit Crafty - Anything Goes
Card & Scrap - Use Dies
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Use A Digi
Ooh La La Creations - Easel Cards
Paper Playtime - More Than 1 Fold