Thursday 6 October 2011

Wowsers! New Followers!

Good evening all!
I had just to do a quick post to say  a big Hi & a wave to all my new followers & blogging buddies! 
I'm amazed at how many of you want to follow my little piece of blogland!
Thank you all so very much! I'm truly honoured!
I know some of you are very new to the blogging world so if there's anything 
I can do to help you just give me a shout! 
I'm not saying I know everything there is to know about blogging 
Oh No Sirree but if it's something I don't know, we can have fun finding out together! lol
Oh yeah,don't forget tomorrow's Friday so get out your party shoes in readiness!

Wednesday 5 October 2011

In The Pink??

Good Morning all!
It's Wednesday & as you know, that means a new DT card from me for the
The theme this week is 
Think Pink!
 Many people are unaware that Breast Cancer can affect men as well as women!
300 men a year are diagnosed with Breast Cancer in the UK alone!
Early detection leads to early treatment & a better survival rate!
To help raise awareness,
we want to see your Dude's cards featuring Pink!
Here's my card!

As soon as I heard the theme, I knew exactly what I wanted to do!
A Christmas, Tri Shutter Card, featuring the wonderful 
Santi Beaches 
I used a sheet of Pink A4 card stock for the base of my card!
The design paper I have used is by Elaine Hayhoe & is part of a download from 
I love the colour combo of this paper!

I coloured Santi using my Promarkers, in similar colours to those in the paper!
I used Woodware Fluffy Stuff on his beard & on his hat!
His sunglasses & cocktail glass have been given a coat of 
Anita's 3D Clear Gloss Liquid Embossing
I then just cut the image to shape & mounted on a piece of silver mirror card.
I added a few little peel of sparkly dots to the corners on the image

On either end of the card, I added some silver elastic twine & a 
silver pink & white poinsettia with a white glittery brad centre.

I made a circle sentiment in my graphics programme.
Which was cut out with an inverted scalloped circle nestie
& this too was mounted on silver mirror card.
Additional embellishments on my card are mirror card punched 
Christmas trees, pink ribbons white card candi & a few pink gems.
There is also a Merry Christmas sentiment
I hope you like it & that you can find the time to enter the 
Dude Time Doodles Think Pink Challenge!

My Card has been made with the following challenges in mind:
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Christmas card for a male
Link Up For Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness
Anything Goes Challenge Die Cuts Punches or Both
Celebrate The Occasion Breast Cancer Awareness
Digital Tuesday We Like To Party
Party Time Tuesdays Shaped Cards +/Or Breast Cancer Awareness
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes + Ribbon
Lexi's Creations  Pink For Boobies
Make It Monday Anything Goes
The Ribbon Reel Pastel Colours + Ribbon/Lace/Twine
Woodware USA Anything Goes
Christmas Inspirations Flowers or Birds
The Ribbon Girls Christmas
Crafters Companion Pink & Green 
Emerald Fairie Garden Punches or Dies
2 Sisters Fancy Folds
A Gem Of A Challenge With Love At Christmas  (include a heart)
Marks Finest Papers Use Polka Dots
My Sheri Crafts Think Pink
One Stop Crafts Just for Men
Cardmadfairys Digi Days Too Early For Christmas?
Card Makin' Mamas Fancy Folds

Sunday 2 October 2011

It's Sunday Tick Tock!

Good Morning all!
It's Sunday already & time for an exciting new challenge at 
I hope you like the theme this week, 
it would be great to see lot's of entries!
So with out further ado, you may have already guessed it but ,

The ladies of the DT were given Debbie's awesome 
Pocket Watch & elements from 
to work with!
I have to say, this one had me puzzled for a while, 
I knew what I wanted to do but it took a while & a couple of tries 
before I got it right! 
Then I had a job getting decent photos! lol!
Here's my card!

It's a free standing acetate pop up card!
I apologise for the reflection on the acetate, I just couldn't get any pics indoors that looked any good 
& it was a bit breezy outside so the acetate was a bit wavery! ROFL!!
I printed out the image on Core'dinations card stock, cut it out & slightly distressed the edges before inking with Distress Inks in Antique Linen & Weathered Wood.

On the reverse, I again used the pocket watch image, but edited it in my graphics 
programme to add some of the cog elements. 
My idea was to make it look like the inside of a watch!

I added Anita's 3D glaze to the front of the watch. 
I tried to distress it by cracking the glaze but I ended up with just one 
big crack on one side! lol!
I added a pendulum which was actually part of a decoration which was on a candle!

The base of the card was made again using the Core'dinations card stock.
 I used a Hougie board for the measurements, then distressed with the same inks as before.
The paper was from my stash. it was part of a blog candy that I won so 
I have no idea where it is from but it worked perfectly for this project!
It too received the distressed with ink treatment.
I added two ticket sentiments from The Crafty Pad Designs, one to the front

& one on the reverse!
The buttons I added were from a Woodware selection bag of  buttons! 
There are all sorts of fab buttons in there!

This is the card closed! 
As you can see I tried to keep both sides very similar!
The only other additions are a strip of card stock along the top of the 
acetate section & some sisal string which my Mum got from the local market!
I love that string, the more you touch it the fluffier it becomes!
(Thanks Mum!)

The greeting can be written on the bottom section of the card 
so it will be invisible when the card is open!
I hope you like it!
I hope you have plenty of time to enter the challenge at
  The Crafty Pad this week! 
Pop on over & check out the other DT examples!
 I know you won't be disappointed!
Now before you go I must let you know who this weeks sponsor is!
This week we are lucky to have the wonderful

who are offering a £10 voucher to spend 
(please note this does not include P&P)
I'd like to enter my card in a few challenges:
Altered Alice Celebrating the Mad Hatter with Twinkles
Here Come The Boys Wheely Nice
Card and Scrap Distressing/Embossing
Drunken Stampers Get Well/Thinking of you
2 Sisters Fancy Folds
One Stop Craft Just For Men
Sugar Creek Hollow Shabby Chic/Vintage/Primitive Trash to Vintage Treasure
Card Makin' Mama's More Than One/Fancy Folds
Delicious Doodles Tales Of The Unexpected
Play Date Cafe Colour + Photo Inspiration
Tuesday Throwdown Thinking of You!