Saturday 11 June 2011

The Glitter Fairy Has Candy!

Evening all I hope you had a lovely Saturday & are enjoying the weekend!
Today was our local Gala Day but it rained all day & I'm advised it was one man & his dog attending!
I saw the parade when they were gathering & they looked a bit wet & weary even that early on!
My hubby & I decided to go for a lovely lunch out instead!
Back to the point of my post!
The Glitter Fairy has a fab candy up for grabs!

A lovely Dovecraft Toolset, just what any crafter needs!
Pop on over to her blog & join in! Please let her know I sent you if you do!
Thanks & good luck!

A Good Time Had By All? & 3 new followers!

Morning all! My Blogging Buddies Are Back! Yay! Hope all of your are too!
I now see my latest follower is none other than my dear friend & DT buddy over at My Grafico, Tammylee! Big Hi & a wave to you Tammylee!
Her work is awesome! Do try to get over & check out her blog! I promise you won't be disappointed!
I also have a mystery follower! I'm sorry I can't find a link & I don't know your proper name so for now we have to call you Carmim02 welcome to my blog!
Ooopsy another new follower! Big Hi & a wave to Margaret Powell who has just joined us this second! I'm off to see if I can find a link for Margaret!
Ahhh I gotcha! It's Margy from South Africa! I know Margy from the Cardmaking Downloads  Forum! Do pop over & check out her work! It's awesome!

Friday 10 June 2011

Mr Blogger's Off With My Friends Again!

I know for sure it's not just me but I feel left out as Mr Blogger has gone off with my friends!
I would have liked to say Hi & a big wave to my latest follower but as they've all gone down the pub to party & I'm here alone I can't! 
I do hope they're back soon! lol!

Thursday 9 June 2011


Morning all,  hope you are well? I just had to share this with you!
I've been working on a Poppy project lately & lo & behold if Jak Heath isn't giving away these little beauties

To get these for yourself, just pop on over to her blog. Poor Jak has caught the office cold so if you do pop over, wish her well & let her know I sent you!
Have a happy Thurday!


Wednesday 8 June 2011

Crafty Pad Designs Specials!

The Lovely Deborah Moore over at  The Crafty Pad Designs has an

THE CRAFTY PAD DESIGNS are now having a regular SPECIALS offer. There are images for 49p on offer this week. It will run every week starting either Sunday or Monday, so don't forget to go and have a peek. Also, most of the images have been reduced in price, so you get lots more yummyness for your money.

Another fab excuse to go grab yourself a few digi's & play along with our 
"Stripes" Challenge over at The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog!

My Grafico June Mega Giveaway

*** 1 NEW Silhouette SD Cutting Machine
*** SCAL3 Cutting Software that you can use with your electronic die cutting machines
*** 3 SVG Cutting Set Templates from MG Designers
*** 3 ROLLS of Adhesive Vinyl - Create your own wall art and more!
*** 50 Piece Paper Pack from American Crafts 


A Little Bit Of An Attitude!

Evening all!
I have a little card I made just for fun!
 I needed a bit of light relief & thought I'd do something nice & simple! 
I decided to follow the Digi's with Attitude! Sketch

Now as I was following their sketch, I thought I'd best play along with one of their images too!
Meet Bruiser

 I've had him printed off for ages & never got round to colouring him up!
I've been a bit naughty & made him sit on a girly card! lol

The base card was as the sketch suggested a rectangle! I used a white A4 sheet of cardstock which I folded in half to give an A5 card.The papers I have used are from Southfield Stationers as is the light cardstock I used to mount the image & the buttons on! 
I was given a few bits by them a while back to play with & the quality is superb. 
I do love theses colours too!

The image was coloured with Promarkers.

The sentiment is from Sentiments 4 you I think! 

The little flower gems are Papermania I think, I've had them in my stash from when I first started making cards! They just seem to last forever! lol

I'm not sure the pics are very good but I took them quickly before  left for work this morning & the light wasn't quite right! It's worse now as it's pouring with rain! lol!
Thanks for stopping by!
I will of course be entering this card in the challenge at
Digi's With Attitude! Let's Get Sketchy (again =))
I'd also like to enter the following challenges
A Spoonful Of Sugar Here Comes Summer
Cupcake Craft Things With Tails
House Of Gilli Use Buttons
Party Time Tuesdays Summer Birthdays
Scrappy Frogs Birthdays

Monday 6 June 2011

It's Not All Just Black & White..............

Good morning all!
 Today is the day for the My Grafico DT ladies to post this weeks projects! 

Don't forget it's a new challenge at My Grafico this week so make sure you pop over & join in! 

It's ALWAY'S Anything Goes @ My Grafico! lol
Here's my card

The DT were given this lovely set to work with this week

It's the The Mod Linear Florals Collection by the very talented Cheri Wenger
I went for a monochrome card this week & I used just one of the flowers from the collection which I merged around this sentiment, from the lovely Anne @ Raindrop Echo Designs.

I printed the image out 3 times & cut out some of the flowers.
 I then layered them up using pinflair glue for dimension.
 I opted not to colour them this time around as I liked the effect that was created. 

I used a white square card blank for the card base then I added a layer of silver mini dot holographic paper, this is from the Southfield's Bits'n'Pieces range
I then added the striped DP which was from my stash.
(I'm making lot's of effort to use up all that stash that I've had for ever!) 
I wrapped a piece of ribbon around, threaded a silver charm on & knotted, before attaching to the card
The image was mounted onto black card then a layer of the holographic paper.
I used a corner die to cut out the decorative corners which I stuck on using a quickie glue pen. The glue pen is ideal for this kind of intricate shape!
Lot's of layering on this project!

To finish off I added a ribbon bow which was attached with a little heart pin!
I hope you like it!
Do make sure you join in the Challenge, nothing could be simpler than Anything Goes!
If you have time stop by & give the other DT ladies a little love too!

I'd like to include this card in the following challenges
Card Cupids Use More Than 3 layers
Paper Sundaes Sentiments From the Heart
Just Some Lines Monochromatic
Little Miss Muffet Challenges Metal Embellishment
Card & Scrap Flowers
Creatiive Craft World Use More Than 3 Flowers
Anita Be Stampin Layer It On Me

UPDATE! My Grafico are having a give away! 
Just follow the link below to check it out!

Sunday 5 June 2011

Oh My Gosh Is It Sunday?

Morning all!
Just stopped by to share with you my DT make for The Crafty Pad Challenges this Week!
Shame you didn't seem to like the 123 Recipe Challenge last week but you should find this one a lot easier!
This weeks Challenge #124 is Stripes! We want to see what "you" can do with stripes!
This week we are kindly sponsored by Letraset who are offering a fab set of 5 Promarkers!

A girl can never have  enough Promarkers right?
Here's my project!

It's a Tie Shaped Gift Box! I saw this on a friends blog &just  had to make one!
With Fathers Day looming, I'm sure many of you will also be thinking about what to make for your Dad!
To make this little box,I used the fab Rosette from Deborah Moore's 

Debbie did a great tutorial here, on how to make a ribbon rosette, so I had a go at that too! 
I don't have a hot glue gun so I did my best with high adhesion double sided tape.
It's far from perfect, I think that's because I used the tape, but I know my Dad will love it anyway! lol
As Debbie suggested, I attached a safety pin to the back & attached the rosette to the box with low tack tape. I'll be making sure my dad wears his rosette with pride on Father's day! (Tee hee)

Here's the rosette without the ribbon rosette on top!

I coloured the rosette with  promarkers you cant really see it in the pics but I used a darker shade on the shadowed parts of the rosette!

The striped paper I used was from the Two Peas In A set & I printed it straight onto heavy cardstock.
Now, who say's you can't add bling to a man's card/pressie? 
I made a "tie pin" using a silver peel off border strip & added a few gems!

Inside the box is empty for now but shhhhh, I'm going to add a Toblerone 
(One of my Dad's favourite's) & a voucher for afternoon tea for two at a nice venue!
You can find the template & the fab tutorial for the Tie Shaped Gift Box here.

I'd like to enter my Tie Shaped Gift Box in the following Challenges
Catch The Bug Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away Father's Day/Special Man
ECP For Dad
World Play Weekend Challenge Anything With A Tail (lol my rosette & tie!)
Fairy Tale Challenge Anything but a card
Simply Create Fathers Day
Stamp Man Boys and Men
Some Odd Girl Masculine
Sparkles Forum Father's Day

Thanks for stopping by to look at my little box! I hope you'll find time to join in the Stripes Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!