Friday 14 October 2011

A Wee Reminder!

Happy Friday all!
Just a quick reminder that there's just one week left to enter the candy over at Lee's Blog, 

It ends on the 21st October!
Now I'm sure she's added much more to this candy since it started!
This photo is just a fraction of what she has listed now!
Her handmade flowers are to die for!
I can say this with confidence as I was lucky enough to have some made for me!
If you haven't already signed up, go over & check it out!
Enjoy your evening!

Wednesday 12 October 2011

New Challenge Blog

Good afternoon all!
Just been doing a little bit of blog hopping & came across a new challenge blog 
which will post it's 1st challenge on 3rd November!
The Challenges will start on a Thurday morning & end on the following Wednesday evening!
It will be mainly Inspirational Photos with the odd sketch flung in!
Check it out when you get a minute!

To celebrate, they have a launch candy

This opened today & will run until 3rd November when the challenge begins!

Happy Freebie Wednesday! Only Real Men Can Wear Pink!

Good Morning all!
It's the second Wednesday of the month & it's Freebie Challenge time over at 
The prize? 
You could be a guest designer with the Dudettes for a whole month!
Oh what fun you'll have!
I can tell you the freebie is amazing!
Here's what to do!
Stop by the challenge blog, collect the freebie & create something 
awesome with it.
Don't forget to add a little pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
No pressure then! lol
Link up your creation via the linky tool!
You have one week to do it!
Send your friends to the challenge blog to collect the freebie too & add to the fun!

Without further ado, here's my card

It's a napkin fold card. I apologise for the photo quality but 
the lighting was poor!
The colours look a bit off but they are actually really nice!
I see my folds are not quite as crisp as they could be either! lol
The base is made using a sheet of 12 x 12 double sided design paper.
This particular paper came from Lidl!
I use their plain craft paper a lot for matting & layering.
The quality is quite good & it's great value!
The wrap to hold it together is cut from a sheet of plain paper, 
just a little bit bigger than A4 & is secured at the back with DST 
I then tied two strands of bakers twine(pink & green) 
around & finished with a bow.

This is the card open! Eyegor is reavealed!
You may notice I'm really keeping to the Pink theme for October, 
Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
Did you know that men get Breast Cancer too?
300 men per year are diagnosed in the UK alone!

Here's a bit of a closer look!
I coloured the image with Promarkers & matted him onto a layer of silver mirror card 
then another pink design paper from Southfields
Another silver layer, then the white is actually a square card blank!
I wanted to do it that way so I could write the greeting inside!

An even closer look at Eyegor the handsome devil that he is!
I printed the sentiment directly underneath. The font I used is Jack Lantern BB
& you can download it for free here

This pic is of the other side of the DP & The base of the card!
I took the inspiration for this card from my new friends over at
 The Crafty Bloggers network on Facebook!
So many talented ladies!
Thank you for stopping by!
Hope you can all come & play at Dude Time Doodles this week!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
Link Up For Pink Breast Cancer Awareness
Cards For Men Make us Laugh
Cupcake Crafts Halloween
Cupcake Inspirations Photo Inspiration
Lexis Creations Pink For Boobies
Squigglefly Yipes Stripes
One Stitch At A Time Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Halloween
2 Sisters Halloween
Crafty Calendar October Spooky Birthday
My Sheri Crafts Think Pink
Card Makin' Mama's Fancy Folds
Gaylou's Inimitability Breast Cancer Awareness
Crafty Purple Frog Lots of layers
Crafty Ribbons Pretty Spooky

Tuesday 11 October 2011

Heads up for a freebie!

Good evening all!
Thought I'd give you a little heads up about tomorrow's freebie over at Dude Time Doodles.
There is a challenge to create a card for a dude using the freebie & if you enter, you could win a 
Guest Designer spot for a whole month with the Dudettes!
Here's a sneak peek at the freebie!

I can tell you it's fab & the Dudettes have had some fun with it!
Stop on by tomorrow for more details!

Monday 10 October 2011

A New Blog Award & A Promise of Candy!

  Woo Hoo! I've passed the 200 followers mark!
It came as a bit of a surprise but I'm delighted!
I promise I will get a little candy together when I get back from my hols!
Watch this space!
Now I haven't received a blog award in a while but when I had a message from 
Leanne to say  there was something on her blog for me, this is what I found!

How lovely is that! I will wear it on my side bar with pride whenever I have completed the requirements!
So the rules of this award.........
To accept this award all you have to do is these 3 things....
1) Link back to the person who you received this award from. 
2) Answer the following 10 questions 
Favourite colour?         Purple
Favourite Song?          Changes Daily, today it's I Want To Break Free!
Favourite dessert?       Sticky Toffee Pudding
What worries you most at the moment?      Getting organised for my hols
Favourite pet?              My buddy Sammy the cat
Black or white?           Oh Black
Your biggest fear?       Heights
Everyday attitude?      Up & at 'em!
What is perfection?     Friday night in with a bottle of wine & chinese food!
Guilty pleasure?          Chocolate
When you're upset you?   Tend to hide
3) Pass the award on to 10 of you crafty blogging buddies.       This is a hard one! I have lots of new buddies but lots who have been with me since the start of my blogging journey! Let's see now????
1) Ali
6) Stef
10) Lynn

Hope you like it ladies & can share the love with some others!

Sunday 9 October 2011

Vintage Sunday!

Morning all & A Very Happy Sunday to you!
This week at The Crafty Pad for
Challenge #142 Vintage
We want to see your Vintage Projects!
Now Vintage isn't a thing I do very often but I did have fun with this one!
When I started, I had something totally different in mind but hey ho, that was not to be!
Here's what I came up with!

It's a simple little A6 white linen card as the base.
 I added a matt of brown craft paper them a matt of the text paper,  
which I had scrumpled up then attacked with some distess inks in 
Antique Linen & Fired Brick!
I added a diagonal cut section of Core'dinations cardstock.
I then added a section of design paper from Papermania
Next was the netting which I let hang over the edges of the card as I like the effect! 
I cut a little slot in each side to allow the ribbon to be threaded through!
 This week we were given the Dress Form Trio set to work with!
These are fab images & are great fun to work with!
I have to say this card is truly vintage as the text paper I have used is from a 
Complete Works of  Shakespeare book which is very old!
I did check before I used it that it's not a valuable book!

I printed out the dress form on to some Core'dinations cardstock 
then tore around the image. I fixed it using foam tape for a bit of dimnsion.
The With Love sentiment ticket is from The Crafty Pad Designs also!

The fab fluffy flower is one of the selection I got from Lee AKA A Wee Bit Of Crafty Loops!
Isn't it beautiful!
Sorry Lee I attacked it a bit with distress inks to tone down the colour al little!
I must remind you all Lee had awesome candy on her blog!
I added a little ribbon detail behind the flower as well as a couple of feathers & home made stick pin!
A few little pearls in two of the corners to finish off & it's done!
I was very pleased with the results!
I hope you'll have time to join in the challenge & show us your vintage makes this week over at
Need more inspiration? 
Pop right on over to the challenge blog & see the awesome work of the other DT members!
We obviously enjoyed this one & I hope you do too!

We have a wonderful sponsor this week

One lucky winner will win a £10.00 voucher to spend in the shop!

Now, I'd like to enter this card in a few challenges
Fussy & Fancy Fall/Halloween
Paperworks Photo Inspiration
Delightful Challenges Make it Dimensional
Do You Stack Up Brown/ Photo Inspiration
Cooking It Up With Katie Fabulous Fun & another F word Feathers!
Crafts & Me Use a Digi