Friday 27 May 2011


Just had to share a set of ATC's with you!
These were made for the swap over at Card Making Downloads!
The theme was inspired by a song and I just couldn't help myself!
Here they are! Can you guess the song?

I'm sorry that the pics aren't great but the light was poor when I took them!

Here's the story behind them, a bit of a giggle really!
My Neice & her long term partner had been together for years & years.
 After having two little furry baby doggies for a while, they decided to move on to the human baby variety!
The baby is due next month!
Next thing we know, we get a text to say that they had only gone & got married in secret!
Well, you could have knocked me down with a feather! David was fairly adamant that he was not the marrying kind & they were happy as they were or so we thought!

So, have you guessed the song yet???
Well, you may have to be of a certain age to get it! lol

I must emphasise the fact that in no way was it a shotgun wedding but could I get that song out of my little head!!! LOL
The sheets were made up for me by Elliza, one of the ladies on Card Making Downloads after I put out a call for an image of a bride in the family way!
I had made the card & posted it off before I remembered I should have taken a picture!
Ooopsy, silly me!
Never mind, at least I could share these with her! I made them with the scraps from the card!
The papers were a freebie from Joanne Barsby last year, not sure if you can still get them!
The rest of the stuff is from my stash! The silver "You're invited" is from a peel off sheet!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you like them & you see the funny side!

Thursday 26 May 2011

Sale Now On At The Crafty Pad Designs

Hi all, Hope you've had a good day!
I've just found this out & thought I should share it with you asap!

The Crafty Pad Designs are having a sale on all their digi's!

The sale, now on,  will run from Wed 25th May - Thurs 2nd June. :)

There will be a discount code and this will be displayed on the website - the code should be entered in to the discount code box at checkout. :)

Unfortunately postage is being applied to the orders, even digi's but don't worry - this is due to the software problems but all postage is refunded in full on all digi orders.
So you now have the perfect excuse to pop on over, check out all Debbie's fab images & sentiments & snag your self a bargain! Think of it as a 3 for the price of 2.
I've just finished my DT card for this Sunday's Challenge, sadly I can't share it with you now but I can let you have a sneaky peek!

Don't forget to stop by the Crafty Pad Challenge Blog on Sunday too to find out this weeks winner & the new challenge theme! I know you'll all love this one!

Tuesday 24 May 2011

Lindisfarne - Holy Island A Little Peek

Hi all,
I'm just back from a couple of days away & I thought I'd share with you a couple of my holiday snaps from Lindisfarne/Holy Island! Oh no, I won't bore you with them all, just a quick peek at this beautiful tranquil little piece of England! (I don't believe it's very tranquil through the day during the school hols!)

This is the Castle, closed on Monday's Ooopsy Oh well we can go back another time!

This is the priory from the Heugh

This is a seal who popped his head up to see what we were up to!

We went down early to the causeway to watch the tide going out!

This was it when we crossed!
There was a huge queue of traffic waiting to cross onto the island when we left!

Now, while I'm here, I see Leesa,  AKA The Navy Wife has joined my merry band of Friends & followers!
I work with Leesa on The DT at The Crafty Pad Challenges, her work is awesome! Leesa also helps out on the fabby Feline Playful Blog where they list lot's of Challenges, Blog Candy's & Blog Hops! Do pop over to her blog, you will not be disappointed!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed a little look at the sights!

Monday 23 May 2011

Only A Rose......

Good morning all & a Very Happy Monday to you all!
There is a good reason I'm so chirpy today!
I'm on holiday! YAY!
Not off to anywhere exotic unless you consider Newcastle exotic that is! lol

As it's Monday, it's time for another DT card for My Grafico, where it's ALWAYS Anything Goes!

This week the DT were given the Tudor Rose Stamps Set

from  Mel's Brushes  to work with!

Such a versatile set, you could use it for many occasions!
As I had an Anniversary Card to make, I chose that as my theme!
I chose this image as I felt the two stems going to one flower signified a union, perfect for an anniversary card!

I used the sketch from Create 4 Fun Challenge for my layout!

My card base was made from a sheet of A4 red cardstock. 
I mixed up the sketch layers & turned it around!
I hope you can still recognise it!

The image was coloured with Promarkers I cut it into a rectangle & rounded the corners with a punch!
I then matted on to the DP, from cardmaking downloads & then onto some red cardstock!

The circle was cut out with a Scalloped Circle Nestie on the Big Shot.

To finish off,I added some red yellow & green gems for a bit of detail & bling!
I hope you like it! Thanks so much for stopping by! I really do appreciate it!
I'd like to put this card forward for the following challenges
2 Sisters Use A Digi
Secret Crafter Anniversary
Shelley's Images Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Anything Goes
Truly Scrumptious Anything Goes
Make It Monday Anything Goes
Stamps r us Go Digital

Sunday 22 May 2011

Sunday & No Work Tomorrow!

Hi all, it's Sunday & I'm on my hols for a week!!! 
Not going away anywhere fancy, so I say, but we are having a trip to the Metrocentre, Newcastle Upon Tyne & a night on Lindisfarne, Holy Island.
In fact, all going well we're there by now!
Earlier this week I let you see a sneak peek of my GDT card for the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog!
Now here's the whole thing!

The Challenge is a sketch, mixed media, so it can be a card, canvas, layout or anything else you can apply it to!
We were given the choice of two sketches to work from

I chose the first one. We also had the choice of two sets from The Cutting Cafe' who are sponsoring the challenge,"It's About That Time" & "One Spring Day"
I chose "It's About That Time" as you may have already noticed as
over at Daring Cardmakers the challenge this week is to be inspired by the song Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol ( Let's waste time chasing cars around our heads..........)

I chose the clock image & the large circle sentiment from the set. 
I don't have a cutting machine, so I relied on just my trusty scissors & dies. 
As the clock face was black, I was inspired to use black & white for my card!
The papers I have used are Dovecraft, they're called Charcoal Prints by Sandra Ranarison & they have been in my stash for ever!
(One of my resolutions at New Year was to try to use up some of my old stash this year & I think I'm doing okay so far!)
I cut out the clock face using my trusty decoupage scissors. The circle sentiment was cut using a scalloped circle nestie & then my Nellie's frame die.
I used black card to back the cut out circle & mounted the clock face in the centre with foam tape.

I followed the sketch & added some lace. I then mounted the sentiment on foam tape to give added dimension.
The other sentiment was from a sheet of peel off's that just appeared from nowhere when I was working! Must've been in between some papers or something! I thought the phrase went perfectly with my card so I stuck it to some white card, matted & layered onto more black & white card & mounted on foam squares.
To finish I added some large self adhesive gems.

I decided to decorate the inside of the card a little, It's just a little bit more interesting than a plain insert!
Thanks for looking, I do hope you like it.
Have you noticed, there's not a Promarker in sight! lol
Pop on over to Quirky Crafts & join in with the challenge if you have time! Don't forget to check out the DT blogs too & leave them some love!

Challenges I'd like to enter my card in are as follows
Scrapbook Sisters Black & White
Truly Scrumptious Anything Goes
House of Gilli Black & One Other colour
Craft Your Days Away White + I Other Colour
Designed 2 Delight White +1 colour
Marks Finest Papers Tone on Tone With The Focal Image Popped Up
Crafty Catz Anything Goes
Daring Card Makers Inspired by The Song Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol
Shelley's Images Anything Goes

Daisy, Daisy......

Happy Sunday everyone!
Time for another Challenge over at The Crafty Pad!
I think you'll like this one!
Challenge #122 is Lace & Bows
We want to see Lace & Bows on your project!
Here's my card

Our kind sponsor this week is...........

They are offering a prize of 3 digi images of winners choice from their shop.

The image I have used is Fairy Chloe on Daisies from The Crafty Pad Designs.

Pop on over to the shop & see the range for your self!
The image is coloured with Promarkers & cut out with a nestie.
I added glitter to the wings & the centre of the daisies.
As you can see I opted for an Easel Card! I love making these!

The base of the easel card was made using an A4 sheet of white textured card which I scored & folded it in half then cut into a square. I cut a square the same size from another sheet for the card front.
I cut 2 smaller squares from plain coloured card then another 2 slightly smaller again from my design paper.
I matted the paper squares onto the plain card then wrapped a length of daisy edging lace around each piece.
I then attached these to the card base & front.

I used the sentiment ticket, also from The Crafty Pad, which I coloured with promarkers & added some glitter to, for the stop!

I added some flowers which were a bit glittery too!
Thanks for popping in! I hope you like it!

Don't forget to join in the Lace & Bows Challenge if you have the time! I have a feeling that this one is going to be very popular indeed!
Ooopsy, nearly for got to say a big welcome & a wave to Shawne my latest blogging buddy & follower! Thank you so much for joining us! I hope you'll stop by Shawne's Blog if you get a chance!
I'd like to enter my card in a few challenges, see the list below!
2 Sisters challenge blog Use a Digi
Little Claire's Sparkle
One Stop Craft Challenge Fairy Tales
Word Play Weekend Challenge JFF Wings
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge Flower Ribbon Bling
Delicious Doodles Let The Sun Shine In
Fairy Fun Fridays More Than One Fold
Fairy Knoll Flowers
Sew Many Cards Flowers & Lace
Paper Play Challenges Sparkle Galore
Flutterby Wednesdays Must Include a Fairy,Butterfly or Angel