Saturday 5 November 2011

Becky's 60 Follower Candy

Hi all,
Just a quick shout out for my friend Becky who has recently started blogging!
She's nearing her 60 followers mark & is offering up a sweet little candy to celebrate!

All she's asking is that you are a genuine follower, you post the candy  
with a link back on your side bar & you leave a comment.
You'll need to check back after the 26th November to see if you're a winner!
Doh! Just realised I've reduced my chances by sharing!!! lol!
Good Luck!!

Thursday 3 November 2011

The Crafty Pad Sewing Competion Reminder

Hi all,
Just a reminder that there is still time to enter the Sewing Competition over at The Crafty Pad!
The Weekly Challenge " Friendship" is ongoing too!
The competition still has 5 days to run so you have plenty of time to enter!
You could win this fabby prize!

What do you have to do?
Create a wall hanging or something you'd be proud to hang on your wall!
Simple right!
Check out the DT makes on the Challenge Blog!
Hope to see you there!
Good Luck

Wednesday 2 November 2011

Hello World!

Happy Hump Day all!
It's Wednesday & time for a Dude Time Doodles Challenge!
In the past, the first week of the month has been a sketch challenge but
we've mixed it up & this week we'd like you to make a card/project for 
one of November's Special Day's

I chose World Hello Day which is November 21st
You can read a little about it here if you're interested!
Here's my card!

I've just got back from holidays & while I was there, 
I was inspired by the chef's who did the 
"Show Cooking" in our hotel!
They could not only say hello to all of the guests in their own language 
but also understand what they wanted cooked for them!
I made a 5" x5" square card blank for the base card. 
The papers I have used are from Papermania.
I directly printed hello in 10 different languages around the edge 
of the first paper, then matted it onto some red linen card stock. 
Next I added some bakers twine on either side,
tying a little metal charm on one side.
I added the second paper in three sections.

The image I have used is of course from 
Bonibleaux Designs at Dude Time Doodles 
& he's called Chef Burly Becky!
He's immaculate in his chef's whites & a whizz at spinning his whisk 
as well as being a wonderful chef!
I coloured him up with promarkers then cut him to shape & inked the edges.
I also added a little Card Candi detail

Here you can see the little charm a bit closer up!

I added a matt of the red card & one of white card which I had inked,
 to the inside of the card.
I hope you like my card & I hope you can play along with the 
Dude & Dudettes at Dude Time Doodles this week!
Here's a quick reminder of the rules:

1. Make a creation for one of November's Special Days as listed above & use the 
   Dudettes creations for inspiration!
2. You're NOT required to use BDD images although it would really make us happy & giggle a lot 
    (yep even Kevin!!!) if you did!
3. Your creation must be masculine themed, you can use humour, innuendo, be a little 
    sarcastic even but it has got to be for a DUDE!
4. Use the InLinkz at Dude Time Doodles to submit your creation!

I'd like to submit my card in a few challenges as listed below!
Outlawz Colour Challenge
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations Use A Charm
Make It Monday Anything Goes
Stamp R Us Masculine
Stampacular Sunday Borders &/or Frames (Word Border)
The Squirrel & The Fox Hats or Flowers
Just Us Girls Wildcard Challenge
Inspire Me Fridays  Alway's Anything Goes
Poodles Parlour Let's Hear It For The Boys
Sew Many Cards Use two different papers
Show & Tell  Project of your choice

Don't forget I have a little blog candy give away going on here!

Tuesday 1 November 2011

Feline Thankful Party/Hop Prize Redraw!

Good Morning all!

A small number of prizes from the Feline Thankful Blog Party/Hop remain unclaimed.

The team have done everything within their power to match up prizes & winners but the deadline has been reached & the time has come to redraw the unclaimed prizes.
All loose ends need to be tidied up & the streamers & balloons put away till next time.

I have a GDT spot & a goody bag with Unstampabelles  to give away!

Drum roll while the prize winner is selected.............................................
The number is 61
That's you Sandra!
Hop on over to Feline Playful to find out how to claim your prize!
Thanks again to all who left comments on the hop! I had 141 on my blog alone!
Can't wait till next time!

Don't forget I have a little Candy draw going on to 
celebrate my birthday & reaching 200+ followers if you're interested!

Sunday 30 October 2011


Happy Sunday all!
It feels like an age since I've been here! 
Last weeks posts were scheduled as I was off on my jolly hols 
in beautiful sunny Lanzarote!
We had a great time with lots of R&R!
My thanks go to the other DT ladies for filling in for me!

Now onto this weeks DT card for The Crafty Pad!
Where the theme for Challenge #145 is
Here's my card!

I used a 5" X 5" white square card blank for the base.
The DT were given the Oh So Cute!

This image is available as a digi for you to colour as well as a coloured version!
As I was short of time I opted to use the coloured version!
I think you'll agree it's really lovely!
The pics don't quite do it justice I'm sorry!
The Papers & buttons I used were from a Papermania Capsule Collection & I 
think they go perfectly with the colours in the image!
I used a nestie to cut out Roshelle & her friend then inked the edges.

I created the circle sentiment in my graphics programme & cut it out 
with a smaller nestie & again inked the edges.
I added the 'hope ribbon' symbol as this card is going to a friend who will appreciate that.
I then remembered I had a little metal 'hope' charm which fit almost perfectly 
I also added some bakers twine detail

The inside was decorated to match & I shouldn't tell you but in my haste 
I managed to stick the panel on the wrong side!!!! LOL!
I'm sure we've all managed that at some point right?!
I so needed that holiday!!!!
Now that I'm back I'll just do the other side to match!

Our sponsor this week is the fantastic Michelle's Scrap
who is offering this fabulous rubber stamp as the prize!

I hope you can join us for the Challenge!
Don't forget to check out the other awesome creations by the
other DT members!

As ever, I'd like to add this card to some challenges which are tracked by the lovely ladies at Feline Playful! Thanks Ladies you do an awesome job!
Just us Girls #108 Wildcard Challenge
Inspire Me Fridays Anything Goes
Sew Many Cards Two Different DPs
Forever Friends Use a Sentiment 
Shelly's Images Tic Tac Toe (Digi Fall Colours Freee Twine)
Paper Pretties Embellish
Scrapbook Sisters Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes
Whimsical Wednesdays Fall Cuties (Do ducks count?)
Digital Tuesday Buttons & Twine
Partytime Tuesdays Anything Goes