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Thursday, 10 July 2014

Put 'Em Up

Good Morning all!
Todays card is one I made a while back but haven't got around to blogging yet!


This stepper card was made using one of the Decoupage for Men sheets
The PapersStepper Card base are from La Pashe too!
I fussy cut the image then layered it up uing pinflair glue.


The papers were matted & layered on to the base card.
Here's a little side shot to show that I've decorted the inside too!
The sentiment is from the decoupage sheet. I adhered it to some white 
card-stock, then wound with twine (to represent boxing ring ropes) & added
 the star buttons which were from my stash.
Hope you like it!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - Inspired By A Song (The Boxer, Simon & Garfunkle)
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Masculine
The Sisters Of Craft - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
My Craft Spot - Birthday
Opus Gluei - Ribbon Twine Or String
Crafting At The Weekend - Always Anything Goes
Quick Quotes - Use Stars
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Tic Tac Toe

Good morning all, it's hump day, all downhill towards the weekend from here!
It's time for a brand new challenge over at 
This fortnight we have a Tic Tac Toe board challenge for you!
Here's my little card!


Here's the board for you!


I used the top line & my card turned out Red White & Blue!
Our sponsor this time is 

Fabulous sponsor in 2014

The cute little image I've used is the digital stamp 
So Pretty  & isn't she just!


I coloured her up with my flexmarkers & promarkers.
The ribbon is from Lidl, the buttons are from my stash & the DP is
also from my stash. It's by Papermania & I've had this stack forever!


A little view of the inside too!
Thanks for popping in!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Loves Rubber Stamps - Red White & Blue
Our Daily Bread Designs - Patriotic or Red White & Blue
Paper Sweeties - Patriotic Prints
Crafty Bloggers Network - Red White & Blue
My Craft Spot - Birthday
Stamp & Create - Birthday
The Paper Girls - Red White & Blue
Red Carpet Studio - Patriotic (Red White & Blue colours of the Union Jack)

Monday, 7 July 2014

Just Inklined To Hop With Ribbon


Good Morning all,
It's the first Monday of the month which means it's time for the 



(If you're looking for my Ooh La La Creations post,
please scroll down to the next post!)

I am your host this time & the theme is Ribbon!
Here is what I created.


The image I've used is Kissing Robins.
I've used this image already but I love it so much I just had to use it again!
If you're in a hurry to hop on then please do, but don't foget to leave a little love
at each stop because we always have a little spot prize or two
 to give away to someone who leaves a comment

Your next stop on the hop is Nicole, whom I'm sure has created 
something awesome for you to drool over.
I don't think you'll get lost as we are still quite thin on the ground but 
here is the hop order should you want it!
If you want to know more about my card, please read on.


I used a "Vintage Linen" distress marker & flexmarkers to colour the image.
I also inked pretty much all of the paper elements with Vintage Linen distress ink.
The papers I used are from the First Edition Christmas Village stack.
The striped ribbon is from Lidl & the lace was from my stash, I
have no idea where this partcular piece came from, everything I've used
on this card has been in my stash for at least a year or two even!
It's great to have the chance to use things up!
I'm loving these muted colours & tones at the moment.


I used a grand nestie sqaure die, to cut the main DP, & used the section I cut off
for the panel at the top. The DP is actually double sided so worked really well.
The scallops were created with a punch & the embossed sentiment was cut
from a scrap of DP from the same stack.
I hope you like my card.
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Jingle Belles - Make a holiday card using something from your stash that is at least a year old
Simply Create Too - Christmas In July
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes With Ribbon
Red Rubber Inspirationals - Christmas In July
Fab 'n' Funky - Christmas
Hambo Hoedown - Christmas In July
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Non Traditional Colours
Dies Are Us - Christmas In July (2nd Entry)
Clear It Out - In The Garden + Ribbon
Passion For Promarkers - Things With Wings

Hey Diddle Diddle

Good Morning all, it's Monday already!!
The good news is, it's time for a brand new challenge over at
Ooh La La Creations Challenge Blog
Our theme this time is an easy one,
Here's my DT inspiration card


I used elements from the Nursey Rhymes CD available in the shop
& made up the 3d decoupage sheet for the main part of my card.
I had lots of fun cutting out & the way it is designed, means you can 
choose which elements of the picture you want to add dimension to!
I added a sentiment which was created on my pc, 
cut with a nestie then inked with a liquid chalk inkpad & wrapped 
with a piece of twine tied in a bow.
I also printed a line from the nursery ryhme dierctly onto the DP.
Here's a closer look at the decoupage.


If you haven't tried out Ooh La La Creations CDs yet,
I can tell you that this little design is available as a free sample
in the shop. It's really sweet isn't it!
Perhaps you'd like to use it to create an easel card too,
although you don't have to use Ooh La La Creations Products to
enter the challenge! I do hope you can play along!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Fairy Tale - Something For/With or From A Child
Seemecrafts - Child's Birthday
Sassy Studio Design - Easel It Up
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Outdoors
Fussy & Fancy - Summertime
Creative Knockouts - Child's Play (8)

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Kelpies

Hi all,
I don't have a card to share this time but I just wanted to share a photo of these!
Meet the Kelpies


We have often passed these beautiful steel sculptures between Grangemouth & Falkirk,
which you can see from the motorway. Today we decided to get a closer look.
The are magnificent!
A word of warning if you do go to visit, the visitor centre is not built yet.
There are protakabins for the office, where you can buy tour tickets & a few items of
memorabelia. The toilets are also portakabins but are adequate.
The only food & drink available is from a glorified burger van.
I would recommend taking a picnic if you do visit as it was expensive & the 
quality wasn't up to much.
There is lots of parking around & if you have any youngsters with you, 
The Helix Park is well worth a visit lots to see & do.