Friday 19 August 2011

A Date For Your Diaries

Here's the date! 
21st-27th September 2011
What's the occasion???

Check out Feline Playful for more details but I can tell you that the lovely
Feline Playful ladies are really excited about this one!

Thursday 18 August 2011

Thinking of you

Thought I's share this little Clean & Simple Card with you today.

It's a simple A6 size Linen Embossed Card Blank
I printed the sentiment straight on to the card in word.
The font I have used is Pepita MT. 
You can download it free from here
I used a promarker to ink the edges of the card
 & did the same to an inchie square of the same card.

Finally I added a layered felt flower with a button centre.
I think it's simple yet effective.
Hope you like it & thanks for stopping by!

This card was made with the following challenges in mind

Chaizma Cardz Negative Space
Paper Crafting Journey Anything Goes
OWH Use Inchies
Fab N Funky Stitching Sewing Theme (Flower & button stitched together)
Freshly Brewed Designs White on white +1
Karen's Doodles Netherlands Say It With Flowers
Tuesday Throwdown Non Stamped Sentiment
The Cheerful Stamp Pad Petals
Paper Creations Ink Flowers
Paper Sundaes Just Saying Hi

Wednesday 17 August 2011

It's Inspirational!!!

Good Morning all!
Today is the 3rd Wednesday of the month, that means it's Inspiration day at
Dude Time Doodles!
We have a brand new challenge & here's the inspiration for you to follow!
Colours, photo's & a theme!

Here's my little card

Now, I'm not sure what this type of card is called but I've seen a few around 
when I was blog hopping, so I thought I'd give it  a try!
This side view lets you see the folds

The image I have used is from Bonibleaux Designs, he's called "Waylon Wave"!
Fit or what?
He sure is one handsome Surf Dude!
The papers I have used are from the Two Peas In A set from My Grafico.
I love these papers & they feature on many of my projects!
I simply tore them to give the ragged edge.

I coloured Waylon up with Promarkers, then I used Woodware Fluffy Stuff 
to make the foam on the waves! 
It's the first time I've actually used this
on a card & I'm loving it so far!
Here's a closer look

Okay, so it's not perfect, who cares? But, can you see that six pack? LOL

I added a computer generated sentiment made using LMS Hippy Chick font. 
You can download it free from here for personal use.
I added some bakers twine which i tied some half hitches in & knotted.
Then a couple of photo corners to finish the card off!

So, that's my card, I hope you like it

Now, lets see what you can do with this one!
Don't forget to check out the challenge blog & the other 
DT members fabulous projects for some more inspiration! 
They are truly awesome!
I look forward to visiting your blog soon to see your card!

Stop Press!!!!!!
I almost forgot to remind you about the upcoming
 Dude Time Doodles 1st Birthday Scavenger Crawl
next week!
It's gonna be big infact it's gonna be Mahoosive!!!!!
There's fun fun fun & prizes too!

Make sure you add the date to your diary! 
Wouldn't want you to miss out now would we!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges
Try It on Tuesday Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown Non Stamped Sentiment
Use it Tuesdays Indian Summer (papers)
Freshly Brewed Monthly Challenge Use Hot Images Or Hot Colours
Heidi's Hobbystuggu Card for a Man
The Craft Garden Bold Bright & Loud
Cards For Men Anything Goes
Karen's Doodles Fancy Folds
Make It Monday Anything Goes
Paper Playtime Anything Goes
Stamp-N-Doodle  Anything Goes
Stamping Scrapping Central Dog Days Of Summer
One Stitch At A Time Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Challenge One For The Boys
Crafty Calendar Hot Colours
One Stop Craft At The Beach

Monday 15 August 2011


Evening all!
I have a card to share with you!
On a Monday too!!!
I was doing a bit of crafting yesterday & I remembered that the challenge at For Fun Challenges was Watermelon! You can also pick up a FREEBIE from their sponsor  Meljen's Designs  if you need it!
Of course I popped on over to refresh my memory & pick up the FREEBIE
It's such a cute little image !
Here's my card

I used a pale green 7"x4" card blank for the base of my card.
I added two triangles of DP in watermelon type colours.
The pink spotted paper is from Southfield Staioners & the green paper was actually the result of my old printer giving up the ghost! I decided to keep the mishap & I'm soo glad I did!
I then added a strip of mini Ric Rac across the join  & added a couple of little triangles at the corners.

I used my graphics programme to add some text around the image.
Then I cut it out with a Nellie Snellen Die.
 I'd like to say I managed to judge the size perfectly but it was actually 
a happy coincidence!
I then coloured up the image with Promarkers & added a couple of little 
highlights with a white gel pen.

My final addition was a few little pieces of Card Candy!
Thanks for looking & I hope you like it!
I'm off to enter it into a challenge or two!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges!
DDH Challenges 3Buttons/Brads 2 Papers 1Ribbon ( I hope card candy  qualifies)
Hooked On Crafts Anything Sweet you can eat
Make It Monday Anything Goes
Paper Playtime Anything Goes
Shabby Tea Room Polka Dots
One Stitch at A Time Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar Hot Colours
Stamp Scrap Doodle Photo Inspiration

Sunday 14 August 2011

We've Gone All Cute & Girly!

Happy Sunday all! Hope you've had a good weekend!
We have a new challenge for you over at The Crafty Pad this week!
The theme for Challenge #134 is Cute & Girly
This week we are sponsored by

Creative Craft World who are offering a £10 voucher for their shop!

Here's my card!

I used the sketch from The Pixie Cottage

for the basic design of my card!
As you can see I flipped it over!
The image I have used is 
Anna at Gate With Flower from The Crafty Pad Designs
There are a few Anna images that you might like to check out!

I coloured Anna up using my Promarkers & 
cut her out using a scalloped circle nestie!
I added some Diamond Sparkles to the white borders of her outfit!
The DP's  I have used are from Papermania & have been 
in my stash forever!
I have matted them onto a co-ordinating plain paper.

I used some Daisy flowers from Sweet Pea Polly's & added
 a bit of glamour dust to the centres.
The leaves are from a punch which punches out all three sizes at once!
Not sure about it's origins but it may be Woodware.

The Happy Birthday sentiment ticket is from The Crafty Pad Designs 
& is printed onto Safmat from Letraset then stuck onto a scrap piece of the DP
I added some more punched leaves & a ribbon bow!

Rather than add an insert I decorated the inside of the card with some
 DP & a white section for the greeting. 
I feel this adds to the balance of the card!
Thanks for stopping by! 
I really hope you can find the time to play along with our 
"Cute & Girly Challenge"
at The Crafty Pad this week! 
I'm hoping it's gonna be a popular one!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges
Cardmad Fairies Digi Days - Summer Holidays
Kenny K Krafty Girlz Summer Sparkle
One Stitch at a Time Anything Goes
Card Makin' Mama's Birthday Card
Inspire Me Friday's - Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away Birthday Celebrations
Stamp Scrap & Doodle Photo Inspiration
For Your Inspiration Photo Inspiration
Divas By Design Birthdays
KB Cute Monday Anything Goes Using a Digi
The Ribbon Reel Photo Inspiration