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Saturday, 5 October 2013

Heads Up Crafters!

Hi all, I'm back after a lovely week in the sun.
Hubby & I headed off to Menorca for some R&R & to soak up a few 
rays before winter sets in!
Which as it happens leads me nicely on to what I want to share with you today!
Jak Heath has an amazing candy to giveaway on her blog
A Daylight Company  Vogue Floor Lamp!


How awesome is that!
Head on over to Jak's Blog & check out how you can enter!
If you do enter, please leave a comment to let her know I sent you!
Good Luck!

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Stepping Out On Your Anniversary

Happy Thursday everyone, almost the weekend!
I hope you've had a good week & are ready to kick up your heels!
I have a Just Inklined card to share today!
I have to apologise for the photo quality, I had to take them at work
 during my lunch break & the weather was just awful.


This is a little 5"x5" square card.
The base is a sheet of patterened cs which came from Lidl!
Isn't it fantastic! As soon as I saw it I knew what I wanted to do!


A little Monochromatic card!
The perfect image to sepia tone is this one, which is called
It's a very versatile image which could be used for so many different 
occasions, but this time, I used it for my sister & BIL's anniversary card!
I coloured the image with a mix of Flexmarkers & Promarkers,
cut out with a nestie & inked whilst still in the die with
Antique Linen & Pumice Stone distress inks. 


The sentimnent was done in a similar fashion, then I threaded
some seam binding & lace through the slots!
The ony other embellishment is a little old fashioned
safety pin which I threaded some lace & seam binding through!

I'm making a conscious effort to make more cards which can be
sent in the mail with just a regular stamp here in the UK.
This one definitely fits the bill as I had Jim the porter/mail man at work
check it for me in his handy little measuring guide!
Thanks Jim! 
I'd like to enter this card in a couple of challenges:
Hannah & Friends - Best Friends
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration -  Vintage/Shabby Chic
Crafty Sentiments - Favourite Technique or Colour Combo
A Little Bit Crafty - A Little Bit Shabby
Designed To Colour - Use A Die
Oozak - Anything Goes
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Monochromatic
The Pink Elephant Monday Challenge - Wedding/Anniversary

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

CFAS Pins & Lace

Hi di hi all! Happy Hump Day!
It's all downhill from here towards the weekend! Yay!
It's time for a brand new challenge over at Crafting For All Seasons!
The theme this time is
Here's my card!


I used an image from our sponsor who is our very own Jani!
The prize is 3 of her exclusive images!
You just can't buy them!


I used Ball Of Wool
Which I printed out several times, coloured with flexmarkers
I cut one image out, with a nestie then fussy cut sections of the rest,
allowing me to decoupage it up. It looks really effective IRL!
I inked the image while it was still in the die & dotted about with a flexmarker
for a bit of interest in the background.
The buttons are from my button jar. The flower button was  a spare button 
from the suit I wore for my neices wedding a few years back!
I threaded a little button twine through them & tied little bows.


I added a dress form die cut which I embossed & inked,
some lace from The Ribbon Girl & a couple of pins from my stash.
The DP is a mystery so if you recognise it let me know!
Thanks for looking & I hope to see you in the 
Pins & Lace challenge over at CFAS!

I'd like to enter my card in a couple of challenges:
Whimsy Inspirations - Vintage/ Shabby Chic
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Use Two Different Die Cuts