Friday 30 December 2011

Christmas Candy Winner

Good Morning all!

Not much left of this year now!
I hope you're all looking forward to the New Year!

It's time to announce the winner of my little Christmas Candy give away!

It was never my intention that only bloggers could enter but Mr Froggy 
decided to make it that way!
To make it fair, I added in all the comments as well as the linky entries.
I had 38 links & 21 comments.

I did the random no. thingy et voila,
 it came up with!

 No. 12
That's you NanaConnie!
Woo Hoo!

I wish I could give you all a little something but hey ho,
never mind, it won't be long till I decide to have
 another little candy for you I'm sure!!!
I'd like to take this chance to Thank You all for your support,
inspiration & encouragement in 2011
& to wish you all the very best for 2012!

Saturday 24 December 2011

Heads Up For An Early Christmas Pressie!!!

Happy Christmas Eve all!
Just a quick heads up to head on over to Dude Time Doodles!
*Nudge* *Wink*
You might find Christmas has come a little bit early!

I'd also like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Christmas!
I hope that Santa is good to you & that you have a wonderful time with Family & Friends!

For those of you who don't celebrate Christmas,
Have a wonderful Sunday!

Happy Birthday

It's Christmas Eve! Yayyyy!!! Only one more sleep till Santa!
Thought I'd share this card I made recently for a friends Birthday!
I was clearly having a pink & girly moment!!!

I used an A5 card blank for the base & the DP I have used is 
a digital freebie I got absolutely eons ago!
I've matted it onto plain pink craft paper.
I've actually used the same paper twice but printed it out in two different sizes, 
I love the effect this gives!

by the very talented Tracey Malnofski.
Such a versatile image & I so love her little face!
I added the sentiment to the image before printing out.
I coloured her up with promarkers, added some ribbon detail & some 
little pink photo corners!

I handmade the flowers using a patterned vellum & added some 
little matching diecut  leaves !
I also added some touches of glamour dust for a bit of sparkle!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you like her!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges if I may:
Delicious Doodles Anything Goes
Fairy Tale Challenge Something Simple
Stampin For The Weekend Anything Goes
Stempelsonne Challenge Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers Anything Goes
My Mums Craft Shop Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters Anything Goes
Shellys Images Celebrate
Southern Girls Let's Celebrate
Bearly Mine Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge Anything Goes
Partytime Tuesdays Use Ribbon
Passion For Promarkers Mega Christmas Challenge Celebrations

Wednesday 21 December 2011

The Snowman!

Happy Wednesday all!
We're almost there!! Yay!!!
It's time for a new challenge at 
This week, we want to see a project inspired by 
Your Favourite Christmas Movie!
Now, I was torn as I have so many favourites but.....

Yep, I love The Snowman!!!
I also love all the old Black & White movies!
 I opted to go monochrome to reflect this!!!
The image I have used is called
he is of course from Dude Time Doodles
I've used him before on this card

I used a 5"x5" card blank 
The layout was the sketch from

The DP I have used was courtesy of Jak Heath.
She added these freebies to her blog just as I was looking for a B&W paper!
Thanks Jak!!!
I coloured the snowman with Promarkers.
 I liquid embossed the snowballs using Anita's 3D Gloss & some glittery bits
 to the snow & the snowman with my Sakura Clear Star pen!
I cut him out with a nestie & also cut out a matt of 
plain black to go behind him.
The only additional embellishments I added were 3 black self adhesive gems.

I decorated the inside of the card a little to tie in with the front.
I enjoy doing this as it's a change from adding inserts, 
it helps to balance out the weight of the card too!
Thanks for looking & I hope you can find time to play in our latest challenge at
My card was inspired by & is entered in the following challenges
Cards Und More Monochrome
Digital Tuesday Challenge Winter Wonderland (Digi Image & Paper)
Paper Take Weekly Last Christmas.... Card of The Year
Sassy Cheryl's Snowman With A Die Cut
Top Tip Tuesday Anything Christmas
Crafty Boots Christmas
Critter Sketch Let It Snow
Hooked On Crafts Christmas
Kaboodle Doodles O Christmas Tree
Lexi's Creations Non Traditional Christmas (no red or green)
Christmas Card Challenges Non Traditional Christmas Colours
Opus Gluei White Christmas
Catch The Bug Baby It's Cold Outside
Hiding in My Craftroom Embossing (liquid)
Make It Colourful Re Colour an Image
Fussy & Fancy Monochromatic & Sparkle
Hotshot Crafts Promarkers
Inkspirations Christmas Creations
Crimbo Crackers Embossing (liquid)
Cooking It Up With Katie  Anything Goes

Sunday 18 December 2011

Blog Candy Heads Up!

Hi all!
Just had to stop by & tell you about the blog candy that my friend
 Lindsay aka Craftymonster81 has up for grabs!

I'll add the direct link on my side bar & you have until February to play along!
Make sure you hop on over & check it out for yourself!
I must also tell you that due to postage costs (I'm sure you'll understand)
this is only offered to UK residents!

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

Saturday 10 December 2011


Evening all!
 Have you all checked out Dude Time Doodles this week???
If not I think you should stop by & check out the challenge, the DT samples & perhaps you may find something there that you like!

Friday 9 December 2011

Pick Up A Penguin!

Evening all! 
Here's another little Christmas card I made!
I have made similar cards using similar images from 
The Crafty Pad Designs,
This one is Penguin With Mug
But I just had to share this little penguin with you!
I used an A6 landscape card base this time around.
To make an A6 landscape card, fold an A4 piece of cardstock in half to give an A5 card blank then cut in half from the folded edge.

This is another simple little creation in traditional colours.
I added a peel off sentiment which was matted onto some green card.

I coloured the  image with promarkers & matted onto some mirror card.
I then added a matt of green card & some self adhesive gems
& a green bow!

I used Woodware Fluffy Stuff to give a bit of dimension to the 
froth on the cup & the fur on the penguins hat!
I soooo love that stuff for Christmas cards! lol
Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you're all having a fab Friday!
Now, I'd like to enter this card in a few little challenges if I may!
Aud Sentiment Challenge Any Winter Holiday Sentiment
Crafty Purple Frog It's Cold Outside
Crafty Ribbons Traditional Colours For Christmas
Crimbo Crackers Embossing ( Fluffy Stuff)
Forever Friends It's all Christmas
Hanna & Friends Winter Card
Meljens Designs Use Green
Moving Along With The Times Last Minute Christmas
Create Me Pink Christmas Colours
Creative Belli Winter Christmas

Thursday 8 December 2011

Christmas Cheer!

Hello all!
I'm going to bore you with some of the Christmas cards I made! 
Don't worry, I won't show you all of them! lol
This is my first very simple little offering!
The image is Cheerleader Grumpy Gretchen from Digi's With Attitude!
Oh how I love those images!
As  you can see the colours are traditional but the image isn't!

I used a black A6 size card blank as the base.
The sentiment is hand written.

I coloured Gretchen with Promarkers & added lot's of glittery highlights with a
Sakura Clear Star glitter pen.
I cut her into a pennant shape & added a matt of red card behind!
I added a little parcel accent sticker at her feet.
Just perfect for the Cheerleader in your life for Christmas!

The holly leaves are also a little peel off accent sticker which  coloured with glitter pens
Thanks for looking! I'm glad you stopped by!
I'd like to enter this little card in the following challenges
Ai Factory Something Red
Aud Sentiment Challenge Any Winter Holiday Sentiment
Colour Create Red White & Green
Digistamps 4 Joy Christmas, no animals
Penny's Paper Crafty Merry Christmas
Heart Song Inspirations Christmas &/or Red Green & White
Kaboodle Doodles Christmas Colours

Wednesday 7 December 2011

Love is In The Air

Morning all,
It's Wednesday already & that means it's time for a new challenge at 
This week we'd like you to 

"Show us Your Holiday Spirit for December!"
Now you can interpret that anyway you  choose to!
Just make a card for a dude showing your holiday spirit!
Here's my card!

If any of you were on the ball, you may have caught this little freebie image 
Bloodhound Christmas
which was on the Dude Time Doodles blog just the other day!
It's superb is it not?
If you missed it you can now buy it in the store!

Love is always in the air around Christmas time & I suspect
that is the case with this rather unusual couple! 
Hence my sentiment! lol!!!
(I added the sentiment before I printed out the image.
The font  used is White Christmas & you can find it here free!)

I have a feeling that one of them may be a little more enthusiastic than the other!

This card is for a young man I know who is being pursued by a certain young lady!
I hope he see's the funny side!!!

I used the sketch from  Sketch Saturday for my layout

I loved the layout & just had to use it!
I wanted to keep the card simple so as not to detract from the image,
so I didn't add any other embellishments

The image was coloured with my trusty Promarkers
The papers are Papermania, the punched section is vellum & the 
base card is made using red linen textured card.

Thanks for stopping by & don't forget to join in the Holiday Spirit challenge at 
Dude Time Doodles this week!
The rules? Simply follow the theme & make a card for a dude!
You have one week to do so!
Don't forget to check out the other projects from the DT, they are awesome!!!
Now to make it even more interesting for you this week,
we are sponsored by

AKA Steph
Who has  kindly offered a prize of 2 digi's for the winner or 
3 if you have used one of her images on your project!
I'd like to enter this card for the following challenges
Create Me Pink Challenges Traditional Christmas Colours
Creative Card Crew Tis the Season
Tuesday Throwdown Celebrate The Season
Cards for Men Number Two (Two Characters)
Crafty Bloggers Network Shades Of Winter
Crafty Boots Anything Goes
Heart Song Inspirations Christmas &/Or Red Green White
Kaboodle Doodles Christmas Colours
House Of Gilli Add A Touch Of Red & Gold
Lexi's Creations One For The Lads
Pollycraft Christmas Fun
Card Cupids Winter
One Stitch At A Time Be A Square
Secret Crafter Photo Inspiration
Sparkles Forum One You Love At Christmas
So Artful Challenge Tis The Season
Stamp Scrap & Doodle Holiday Card
Bah Humbug Cute Critters
Fussy & Fancy Photo Inspiration
Paperworks Photo Inspiration

Sunday 4 December 2011

I Have A Winner!!!

I have just drawn the winner of the My Memories Software give away on my blog!

Drum Roll please before I announce the lucky winner...............

I wish I knew how to add the pic of the Random No. Generator 
to the post but alas, it escapes me!

Okay okay so you want to know!!!

The Lucky winner is comment no. 7 
That is you Alethea!!
Congratulations lucky lady, drop me an email  & I'll get you sorted out with your prize!

For those of you who were interested, don't forget
you can use my code to get $10 off the software.

Here's my code!


Don't forget to copy & paste it in the appropriate place to avoid any errors!
I'll pop it on my side bar to if anyone want's to use it another time!
Thanks to all who played!

A Bit of A Punch Up!

Good Morning Campers!
It's Sunday & I'm finally starting to get over the nasty icky cold that 
my dearly beloved hubby so kindly shared with me!
It is of course time for a new challenge at The Crafty Pad
This week for Challenge #150 the theme is
We want to see at least three punched shapes on your project!
Here's my card, a simple little affair!

The team were give the cute Rodney & Robin Image to work with!
I chose to make a side stepper card this time!
It's ages since I made on of these!
The image was coloured with Promarkers &
I added some accents with Glamour Dust 
(Rodney's nose! Remind you of anyone???)
& a white gel pen!
I added loads of little punched snowflakes & 3 punched Christmas trees!
The only other Christmassy punch I possess was a snowman & I 
just couldn't find anywhere suitable for him on my card! lol
I used 3 colours of bakers twine at the bottom & added
a little bow of each colour

I also used one of Debbie's fabby Sentiment Tickets 
which also happened to feature the same little Robin!

Here are my trees! I added a little self adhesive gem to each one!
Thanks so much for dropping in! I hope you like it!
I hope you can find the time at this busy time of year to join us!
Our Sponsor this week Crafty Emma's Store

who are offering a £10 voucher to spend in the shop!
(please note this does not include P&P)

Now, I'd like to enter my little card in the following challenges!
2 Sisters Punches & Or Dies
Craft Your Days Away Buttons Or Bows
So Artful Challenge  Tis The Season
Stamp Scrap & Doodle Holiday Card
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Winter Wonderland
Clearly Inspired Christmas
Totally Papercafts Let It Snow
Joanna Sheen Christmas Wishes
Lia Stampz Challenge fancy Folds
Scrappin Chic Anything Christmas Goes
Through the Craft Room Door Happy Holidays (Use 3 different embellisments)
Crop Stop Punches/ Holiday Project
Forever Friends It's All Christmas
Shelly's Images There's no business like SNOW business
Cards und More Snowflakes
Deep Ocean Challenge C as...... Christmas
Cards For Men Fancy Folds
Craft Your Passion Tis The Season
Lexi's Creations One For The Lads
Pollycraft Christmas Fun