Monday 9 May 2011

My Grafico Challenge is Back!

Good morning all! 
Happy Monday to you all & I hope you had a fab weekend!
Over at My Grafico, we had a unexpected week's holiday due to one thing & another but we're all back on track & raring to go after our impromptu break!
I hope you'll be able to join in with our Anything Goes Challenge this month!
Grab a cuppa by the way, you might need it!
Here's my DT card!

I just love making Twisted Easel cards, such fun!

This week we were given these wonderful ticket sentiments from La La Studio to work with!

Such a great set for all manner of occasions!

The Image I used for this card came from Dude Time Doodles, he's called Hillbilly Moonshine!

I coloured him up with promarkers & added a bit of glitter to the bubbles above his head!
I cut him out with a square scalloped nestie.
I then used a couple of distress inks to grunge him up a bit & distressed the edges with a pair of scissors!

For the layout of my card I used a sketch from Little Claire's

This card is for my brother-in-law's birthday!
 The day after his birthday, he's heading of to Majorca for his future son-in -law's stag party! 
I really hope he doesn't end up in this state! lol
The DP I have used was the result of a printer malfunction, which resulted in my printer going in the bin!
Still, I hung on to it & it came in handy, so I have to say it was a happy accident!
As well as the Ticket Sentiment which I used as the stop for the easel section of the card

I computer generated a little funny sentiment of my own

As the image I used was from Dude Time Doodles, I wanted to enter their challenge this week which was to use any sketch & to add a flower! So Here's my grungy flower!

A couple of Prima flowers, grunged with distress inks & a little card candy centre!
I also dotted some card candy about just to bring everything together!
I do hope you like him!
Thanks so much for looking!
Don't forget to visit the other DT members blogs & give them a bit of love too! You'll find the DT list next to DT cards on the challenge blog!

Challenges I'd like to enter this card for

Dude Time Doodles Any Sketch will do but add a flower
Little Claire's Anything Goes
Digi's With Attitude! Make us Laugh
Come & Get It Birthdays
Creative Cowgirls Anything Goes
Pile It On Funny Sentiment or Image
Scrappy Frogs Anything Goes
Sentimental Sunday's Anything Goes
Cards For Men For Someone Special
Craft Your Passion Check it out
The Crazy Challenge Anything Goes
Design Dollies Creative folds
Stamps R Us Masculine

Sunday 8 May 2011

Thank you!

Just stopped by to say thank you for everyone who voted for my cards over at Quirky Craft Challenges!

Delighted to say I won!
Whoop Whoop Yaaaayyyy!
Thanks again everyone!
I promise I'll share a card with you tomorrow!

Time to Fess Up!

Hello everyone out there in blog land!
It's Sunday which means a new challenge over at
The Crafty Pad!
Challenge # 120 Spots & Dots let us see you go Dotty!
This week we are kindly sponsored by Letraset

Who are offering a fabby pack of 5 Aquamarkers

We are also sponsored by our very own Lovely Lorraine from L.R. Designs

 Okay, so, 'fessing up time!
 I'm a bad bad bad bad girl!
I made my card for the challenge DT.....but.....I stupidly forgot all about the Spots & Dots!
*Blushing Furiously*
I guess you could say the creator was totally Dotty!
So here's my card, minus the spotty & dotty bits!

I was feeling so pleased with myself & my card too! 
The DT were asked to use the 

I opted to keep my card fairly simple as I didn't want to detract from the Recipe!
I printed the recipe onto some pearlescent paper then cut out.

I've been working on a big project (top secret for now) using gate fold cards & decided this design would suit the recipe just perfectly!
I used a sheet of A5 textured chocolate brown card for the base card.
The DP I used was part of a download from Craftystash I keep using these papers as they are so versatile!
I apologise for the quality of my pics as I took them when it was dark & the colours just aren't true, no matter how I tried to fix them!

I added some flowers from Sweetpea Polly's Crafty Things & some leaves punched out using my woodware punch.
To finish it of I added this neat little frog fastner, 

it's the kind of thing you see on Oriental jackets & blouses.
I got this from Mei Flower at a recent Craft Show! I think it's just perfect for this kind of card! It's something just a little bit different from ribbon!
Inside the card which you can't see on any of the pics,  there is a linen textured paper insert. I added a strip of the DP down either side just to tie it all together.
I'm going to send this card to a friend who's feeling a bit down at the mo with a lovely bar of Green & Black's Chocolate!
Don't forget to join in the Challenge at The Crafty Pad if you can & if you do don't be like me & forget your Spots & Dots! lol

Now for some challenges, I'd like to enter the following
Bugaboo Anything Goes
Cardmaking Mama's Make a card for a loved one
Crafty Catz Use a quote of a sentiment
Inspire Me Friday's Anything Goes
Diva's By Design Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday Anything Goes