Saturday 6 August 2011

Candy Re-draw!

Hi fellow bloggers & blogging buddies
I have re-drawn the unclaimed prize in my Blog Candy & the
New Winner is #34 Mary B

please email me your details by midnight on Friday 12th Aug. so I can get your 

£5.00 Craftystash voucher off to you!
Thanks for following & thanks for taking part in my Candy Draw!

A Wee Reminder & a Sneak Peek of a Freebie!

Hi all,
Just a little reminder that there's still time to enter the 
Dude Time Doodles sketch challenge!
Here's the sketch


You will have one week 3 DAYS left to flip the Sketch, twist the Sketch, work the Sketch and submit the Sketch.

You are not required to use Bonibleaux Designs although it would make us really really happy and giggle a lot if you did!

MUST be a masculine themed card, you can use humor, innuendo, be a little naughty, sarcastic, but it has got to be for a DUDE! 

Here is a sneak peek of our next Freebie/Guest Designer Challenge that starts Wednesday, August 10. You do need this freebie!

And one last item of business before you go, there is a BIG clearance sale at Stamp-By-Step!!! 50% off all *CLEARANCE* items! Who doesn't love being enabled when there is a sale?

Friday 5 August 2011

Blog Candy & freebies!

Hi all,
I've just been doing a bit of blog hopping & look what I've found!
Digi My World are giving away not just one
 but two $15 vouchers for their store!

Click the link to go to their blog for more details!
I have to tell you too that they have a couple of fab freebies on their blog!
They have some really cute images over there, well worth checking out!

Thursday 4 August 2011

Candy Winners Reminder

There are still a couple of prizes from my Candy Giveaway which haven't been claimed yet!
If you entered please be sure to check back & see if you were one of the lucky winners!
You have until midnight on  Friday GMT then I will redraw.
Thanks again to all who entered & to all my followers & friends in blogland 
for making this past year such fun!

Wednesday 3 August 2011

It's Time For A Sketch!

Hi di hi campers! 
Yee Ha!
Time for another sketch challenge over at Dude Time Doodles!
Here's what I came up with!

Here's the sketch!

A nice simple one to follow & embellish as you see fit this week!
I kept my card fairly simple! So not too much to say for myself on this one! 
Did I hear you say Phew? lol!
The image I used is Eskimo Joe available from the fab
He looks more than a tad unhappy as he's looking for his car!
 But it ain't the one he's just dug out!!!!

I'm soo loving colouring up these guys & seeing them come to life before my eyes! lol
Joe was coloured up with my trusty Promarkers & then cut out with a square nestie.
I used a Sakura Clear Star pen to mske the snowflakes sparkle!
I used a gold A6 card blank, an A5 sheet of green handmade paper & 
an A5 sheet of DP from the Skiing Penguin Party set at Scrapbookingmad
 I also generated a sentiment on my pc!
The font I used is Frosty & you can download it for free here!

I added an Anita's Dimensions Christmas tree sticker

I decorated the inside with the DP & handmade paper & 
I added a white panel to write on!
Yay! That's another Christmas card under my belt! 
I think that makes a grand total of 3 so far! ROFL!
Hope you get the time to join us!

You will have one week to flip the Sketch, twist the Sketch, 
work the Sketch and submit the Sketch.
You are not required to use Bonibleaux Designs image although 
it would make us really really happy and giggle a lot if you did!
MUST be a masculine themed card, you can use humor, innuendo, be a little naughty, sarcastic, 
but it has got to be for a DUDE!

Simples huh!
Bonibleaux Designs is offering the winner's their choice of a BDD image from 
Don't forget to check out the other DT members fab creations!
They are totally awesome!

Oh, & just before you go, another little reminder about the 
Dude Time Doodles 1st Anniversary Scavenger Crawl

The 24th August! 
Don't forget there's prizes!!!!
You can grab the badge from here or Dude Time Doodles & post it on your side bar so you don't miss out on all the fun! 
I've heard there are Prizes 
& there may even be some Candy up for grabs!
Woo Hoo!!!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges

Crafts and Me - #46 anything goes
For Fun Challenges - 3E, C10 - anything goes
Kelley Kid's - 1E, SIO - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - Christmas
Cards For Men - 2W, must be masculine - Clean and Simple
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Happileigh Scrappin - SIO - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles - in the Garden
Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Christmas cards
Woodware USA - 2E - Anything Goes
Gingerloft - 2W - make it sparkle (ends 20/8)
Here Come the Boys - 2W, 3E, cards only, must be masculine - travel
Pile It On - stay cool
Just Some Lines 2W, SIO - 1st W - Outdoors/Summer
Marks Finest Papers -#66 anything BUT ribbon
Send a Smile for Kids - 2W 2E -  2nd W -  For the boys - particularly teens
Sweet Stampin - 2E, must Stamp - Christmas in July
Totally Gorjuss -  #91 Christmas in July
Word Play Weekend Challenge - JFF - #11 Sparkle
Crafty Catz - 1E - Christmas is July
Fun with Shapes & More - 2W, JFF, must include die cut/punch - Christmas in July
Fussy and Fancy - 2W - Christmas in July
Sew Many Cards - SIO - anything goes
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - SIO - anything goes
Sassy Studio Designs - SIO - Christmas in July

Monday 1 August 2011

A Toothy Grin

Hi all!
I have a card to share with you today!

It's time for your appointment!
This cheeky chappy is from Stitchy Bear Stamps!
My husband thinks he's a dead ringer for Neil Kinnock!
School or Job Related!
It couldn't have worked out better for me!

I used an A4 sheet of navy blue card which I made into a square card.
I matted 3 panels of plain paper & design paper (from Papermania)
& stuck them to the card base.

I coloured up The Dentist with my trusty Promarkers, used a white Sakura Glaze pen 
on his teeth, then trimmed, rounded the corners with a punch 
& matted him onto a piece of the plain paper.

The Dental Radiograph that you see is on a light box in my minds eye. 
(I found it using Google Images search)
I printed it on to some Letraset Safmat then adhered it to a piece of 
pearlescent card which has a shimmer & represents the light! lol

I created the round sentiment in my graphics programme 
& cut out with an inverted scallop circle nestie.
I edged it with a promarker & stuck a piece of Card Candy in the middle.
I also stuck some Card Candy to the corners of my image.

To finish this little card off I lined the inside with a matt of pink paper & another 
of white on each side to write on.
 I added a couple more Radiographs just for some interest!
I do  hope you like it! 
Thanks for visiting!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges

OSAAT - School Or Job Related

Gingerloft Challenge Make it Sparkle! (Hope his shiny white teeth qualify!)

Cards For Men -masculine - Clean and Simple
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes
Happileigh Scrappin - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Woodware USA - Anything Goes
Crafty Emma - Feeling the Blues
Marks Finest Papers -anything BUT ribbon
Digi's With Attitude!- Anything goes
Sew Many Cards -anything goes
Inspire Me Fridays - always anything goes
Craft Us Crazy - anything goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge - anything that will make someone smile/enjoy your day
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - anything goes
Moving Along With The Times - brand spanking new theme
 I Love Promarkers - anything goes
Paper Shelter Challenge -  anything goes

A New Monthly Challenge Blog

Hi all! Hope you had a good day!
Monday is always a funny day I feel, you just never know what it may bring!
Well at least I know one thing it brought!
My friend Becky AKA The Glitter Fairy has started up a new Challenge Blog!
See below for the details!

Challenge # 1 - Pretty In Pink

Welcome to all you lovely Crafters, 

Thanks for joining us for our 1st challenge, 
This months challenge is ....

Pretty In Pink

For this challenge all you have to do is submit a project that is Pink themed. 
You can use Stamped images, Die cuts, Decoupage, Digital stampes, Backgrounds etc.

Prize is - £5.00 to spend in Glitter Fairies Craft Store

I hope you'll find the time to stop by, join in & give her a bit of encouragement!
If you do please let her know you came from my blog! 
(I don't get anything out of it, I just want to let her know!)

Sunday 31 July 2011

Clearly Not a Promarker in sight!

Well, it's Sunday again & we all know what that means!!!
No silly billy, I'm not referring to the 'W' word tomorrow! 
It's time for another challenge at The Crafty Pad! YAY!!!!!
This week we Challenge you to use something Clear on your project!

We have two sponsors this week

who are offering up a fab pack of 5 'Spring'colours Promarkers
to one Lucky winner!

Debbie, the lovely boss & owner of
 The Crafty Pad Designs,
is also giving the winner 3 lovely digis from her shop! Woo Hoo!

Here's my card!

Sorry this weeks pics aren't great but the light just wasn't right.
 I did try a couple of times but as I had to get this card sent off  
I just didn't have time to wait until the light was better! 
The colours actually married up much better than they look in the photos!

The Design Team were given a sample of Letraset 'Safmat' to play with! 
It's awesome stuff  which is so versatile& can be used in many different ways! 
The possibilities are endless! 
Rub ons's for cards, altered items, packaging, candle decoration etc etc etc!

So, how did I make my card?
I used a square brown textured card as my base, added a matt of 
white pearlescent card & another matt of this lovely 
brown floral paper which is from Papermania.
I decided to use this paper as it is almost identical to the fabric that my 
tote bag is made of, which has been well admired by the recipient!

I printed the beautiful Butterflies & Verse set from The Crafty Pad Designs 
onto an A5 sheet of the Safmat. 
I simply cut out the verse in two sections & placed 
one section at the top & one at the bottom of my card.

I cut out the butterflies & stuck them onto a piece of DP then cut out.
I love the effect of the Safmat on top of the DP, it gives a 
kind of lustre to the paper.I added a bit of glamour dust to the edges of 
their wings &  when the glue was dry, 
I curled the wings a bit to give a bit of dimension!
I then layered up the butterflies using Letraset's 'Letratac'
( which we were also given a sample of to play with)
on the body section. 
It's fantastic for these fiddly little bits, you get the
 adhesive right where you want it & nowhere else!!
Silly me forgot to take a photo of the butterfly though didn't I! Doh!
As the butterfly was made using the same DP as is on the base card,
I cut out a little label using a nestie & used that as a matt to separate them.
I then attached the butterfly, body section only, using the Letratac!

The lovely Chocolate coloured ribbon is from a local haberdashery
 & is threaded through a piece of the pearl card 
which was cut & embossed using a 
Marianne's Creatable Die

I finished off with a few little irridescent gems on 
the butterfly's body & antennae!
 I hope you like it! 
Thanks soo much for stopping by! 
Have a beautiful Sunday!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges if I may
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge - must use a digi - oh so girly
Inspire Me Fridays - always anything goes
Polkadoodle -anything you would find in an English garden
Simply Create -  favorite animal (Hope Butterflies count)
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge  - inspiration from nature
Aud Sentiments Challenge -  anything that will make someone smile/enjoy your day
Digi Doodle Shop's Best -  anything goes
Paper Play -  in the garden
Pixie Dust Studio -  monochrome using your favorite color
Stamp Insanity -  use your favorite colors
Stampin' B's -  use ribbon
Crafts and Me -  ribbon
Paper Pretties - no markers
Papercraft Star - anything goes
Paper Shelter Challenge - anything goes
Karen's Doodles Netherlands -  Anything Goes 
Partytime Tuesdays -  Anything goes
My Grafico - Anything Goes
Digi's With Attitude - Anything Goes

Check this out!

Just been hopping around a few blogs looking for some
 Candy to pop on my side bar & look what I found!

Michelle is giving all of this away to one lucky winner!
Awesome is it not!
Her original intention was to give it away when she reached 
100 followers but she's now at 157!
Not sure how much longer it's gonna be there so if you want to
 join in you'd better be quick!