Saturday 10 December 2011


Evening all!
 Have you all checked out Dude Time Doodles this week???
If not I think you should stop by & check out the challenge, the DT samples & perhaps you may find something there that you like!

Friday 9 December 2011

Pick Up A Penguin!

Evening all! 
Here's another little Christmas card I made!
I have made similar cards using similar images from 
The Crafty Pad Designs,
This one is Penguin With Mug
But I just had to share this little penguin with you!
I used an A6 landscape card base this time around.
To make an A6 landscape card, fold an A4 piece of cardstock in half to give an A5 card blank then cut in half from the folded edge.

This is another simple little creation in traditional colours.
I added a peel off sentiment which was matted onto some green card.

I coloured the  image with promarkers & matted onto some mirror card.
I then added a matt of green card & some self adhesive gems
& a green bow!

I used Woodware Fluffy Stuff to give a bit of dimension to the 
froth on the cup & the fur on the penguins hat!
I soooo love that stuff for Christmas cards! lol
Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you're all having a fab Friday!
Now, I'd like to enter this card in a few little challenges if I may!
Aud Sentiment Challenge Any Winter Holiday Sentiment
Crafty Purple Frog It's Cold Outside
Crafty Ribbons Traditional Colours For Christmas
Crimbo Crackers Embossing ( Fluffy Stuff)
Forever Friends It's all Christmas
Hanna & Friends Winter Card
Meljens Designs Use Green
Moving Along With The Times Last Minute Christmas
Create Me Pink Christmas Colours
Creative Belli Winter Christmas

Thursday 8 December 2011

Christmas Cheer!

Hello all!
I'm going to bore you with some of the Christmas cards I made! 
Don't worry, I won't show you all of them! lol
This is my first very simple little offering!
The image is Cheerleader Grumpy Gretchen from Digi's With Attitude!
Oh how I love those images!
As  you can see the colours are traditional but the image isn't!

I used a black A6 size card blank as the base.
The sentiment is hand written.

I coloured Gretchen with Promarkers & added lot's of glittery highlights with a
Sakura Clear Star glitter pen.
I cut her into a pennant shape & added a matt of red card behind!
I added a little parcel accent sticker at her feet.
Just perfect for the Cheerleader in your life for Christmas!

The holly leaves are also a little peel off accent sticker which  coloured with glitter pens
Thanks for looking! I'm glad you stopped by!
I'd like to enter this little card in the following challenges
Ai Factory Something Red
Aud Sentiment Challenge Any Winter Holiday Sentiment
Colour Create Red White & Green
Digistamps 4 Joy Christmas, no animals
Penny's Paper Crafty Merry Christmas
Heart Song Inspirations Christmas &/or Red Green & White
Kaboodle Doodles Christmas Colours

Wednesday 7 December 2011

Love is In The Air

Morning all,
It's Wednesday already & that means it's time for a new challenge at 
This week we'd like you to 

"Show us Your Holiday Spirit for December!"
Now you can interpret that anyway you  choose to!
Just make a card for a dude showing your holiday spirit!
Here's my card!

If any of you were on the ball, you may have caught this little freebie image 
Bloodhound Christmas
which was on the Dude Time Doodles blog just the other day!
It's superb is it not?
If you missed it you can now buy it in the store!

Love is always in the air around Christmas time & I suspect
that is the case with this rather unusual couple! 
Hence my sentiment! lol!!!
(I added the sentiment before I printed out the image.
The font  used is White Christmas & you can find it here free!)

I have a feeling that one of them may be a little more enthusiastic than the other!

This card is for a young man I know who is being pursued by a certain young lady!
I hope he see's the funny side!!!

I used the sketch from  Sketch Saturday for my layout

I loved the layout & just had to use it!
I wanted to keep the card simple so as not to detract from the image,
so I didn't add any other embellishments

The image was coloured with my trusty Promarkers
The papers are Papermania, the punched section is vellum & the 
base card is made using red linen textured card.

Thanks for stopping by & don't forget to join in the Holiday Spirit challenge at 
Dude Time Doodles this week!
The rules? Simply follow the theme & make a card for a dude!
You have one week to do so!
Don't forget to check out the other projects from the DT, they are awesome!!!
Now to make it even more interesting for you this week,
we are sponsored by

AKA Steph
Who has  kindly offered a prize of 2 digi's for the winner or 
3 if you have used one of her images on your project!
I'd like to enter this card for the following challenges
Create Me Pink Challenges Traditional Christmas Colours
Creative Card Crew Tis the Season
Tuesday Throwdown Celebrate The Season
Cards for Men Number Two (Two Characters)
Crafty Bloggers Network Shades Of Winter
Crafty Boots Anything Goes
Heart Song Inspirations Christmas &/Or Red Green White
Kaboodle Doodles Christmas Colours
House Of Gilli Add A Touch Of Red & Gold
Lexi's Creations One For The Lads
Pollycraft Christmas Fun
Card Cupids Winter
One Stitch At A Time Be A Square
Secret Crafter Photo Inspiration
Sparkles Forum One You Love At Christmas
So Artful Challenge Tis The Season
Stamp Scrap & Doodle Holiday Card
Bah Humbug Cute Critters
Fussy & Fancy Photo Inspiration
Paperworks Photo Inspiration

Sunday 4 December 2011

I Have A Winner!!!

I have just drawn the winner of the My Memories Software give away on my blog!

Drum Roll please before I announce the lucky winner...............

I wish I knew how to add the pic of the Random No. Generator 
to the post but alas, it escapes me!

Okay okay so you want to know!!!

The Lucky winner is comment no. 7 
That is you Alethea!!
Congratulations lucky lady, drop me an email  & I'll get you sorted out with your prize!

For those of you who were interested, don't forget
you can use my code to get $10 off the software.

Here's my code!


Don't forget to copy & paste it in the appropriate place to avoid any errors!
I'll pop it on my side bar to if anyone want's to use it another time!
Thanks to all who played!

A Bit of A Punch Up!

Good Morning Campers!
It's Sunday & I'm finally starting to get over the nasty icky cold that 
my dearly beloved hubby so kindly shared with me!
It is of course time for a new challenge at The Crafty Pad
This week for Challenge #150 the theme is
We want to see at least three punched shapes on your project!
Here's my card, a simple little affair!

The team were give the cute Rodney & Robin Image to work with!
I chose to make a side stepper card this time!
It's ages since I made on of these!
The image was coloured with Promarkers &
I added some accents with Glamour Dust 
(Rodney's nose! Remind you of anyone???)
& a white gel pen!
I added loads of little punched snowflakes & 3 punched Christmas trees!
The only other Christmassy punch I possess was a snowman & I 
just couldn't find anywhere suitable for him on my card! lol
I used 3 colours of bakers twine at the bottom & added
a little bow of each colour

I also used one of Debbie's fabby Sentiment Tickets 
which also happened to feature the same little Robin!

Here are my trees! I added a little self adhesive gem to each one!
Thanks so much for dropping in! I hope you like it!
I hope you can find the time at this busy time of year to join us!
Our Sponsor this week Crafty Emma's Store

who are offering a £10 voucher to spend in the shop!
(please note this does not include P&P)

Now, I'd like to enter my little card in the following challenges!
2 Sisters Punches & Or Dies
Craft Your Days Away Buttons Or Bows
So Artful Challenge  Tis The Season
Stamp Scrap & Doodle Holiday Card
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Winter Wonderland
Clearly Inspired Christmas
Totally Papercafts Let It Snow
Joanna Sheen Christmas Wishes
Lia Stampz Challenge fancy Folds
Scrappin Chic Anything Christmas Goes
Through the Craft Room Door Happy Holidays (Use 3 different embellisments)
Crop Stop Punches/ Holiday Project
Forever Friends It's All Christmas
Shelly's Images There's no business like SNOW business
Cards und More Snowflakes
Deep Ocean Challenge C as...... Christmas
Cards For Men Fancy Folds
Craft Your Passion Tis The Season
Lexi's Creations One For The Lads
Pollycraft Christmas Fun