Thursday 5 January 2012

Is It Snowing???

Hi all,
I wanted to share this little couple with you! 
Such a sweet image from The Crafty Pad Designs!
I made this card for a neighbour & forgot all about posting it 
until I was doing a tidy up on my laptop!
Here is my card!

I opted for a fairly simple white on white theme,
with embossed panels which were matted onto some purple craft paper.
The base card is a shaped 5x5in card blank.
I coloured the image with a mix of 
Sakura gel pens & promarkers.
I cut the image out with a Nestie die which matches the shape of the card,
added a computer generated greeting, some self adhesive gems & a ribbon bow!
Thanks for stopping by to look at yet another Christmas card!
This year I think I'll try to get ahead & make more Christmas cards as I go!
Ha! I hear you say!!!! lol 
Well we'll see!
I'd like to enter this little card in a few challenges as there are still a few 
Christmas themes around!
Do You Stack Up Let It Snow
Creative Belli Snowflakes
Diva's By Design Christmas
Papercraft Star Photo Inspiration & Christmas
Deep Ocean Challenge Lots of White
Digital Tuesday  Winter Wonderland
Christmas Cards All Year Round Non Traditional Colours
Bunny Zoe Craft's Challenge Fancy Folds/Shaped cards

Heads Up On An Awesome Candy!

Good evening all!
I've come across an awesome candy giveaway by Erika over at 

I'm so excited about it, I just had to share with you! 
This is massive!!!
Erika is celebrating her Blog Anniversary & has been collecting candy for a year!
Hop on over & check it out for yourself but please if you do, let her know that I sent you!
She's offering a second prize to the person who sends the most visitors over to her blog!
Woo Hoo well worth a look huh!!!

Wednesday 4 January 2012

Happy Wednesday!

Good Morning all!!!
It's back to work for me today after my Jolly Hols!
I hope you all had a good time over the Festive Season!
The Challenges are back on at Dude Time Doodles
This week is Anything Goes!
Here's my card

It's a birthday card for an older chap who likes a glass or two of Rioja!
He's a sharp dresser just like Chick Saunders, the image I have used.
The image was coloured with Promarkers then cut out with a nesties label die.
I lightly edged it with Antique Linen Distress Ink sadly,
 it doesn't show up too well in the photo!
I made an A6 tent fold card blank for the base.

The earthy colours I have used were inspired by the recipient.
(Tip- Using earthy colours gives a great masculine feel to a card!)
I used a matt of white card again lightly edged with distress ink,
then a matt of green to which I added a strip of hessian mesh.
Next I added the image & a couple of photo corners along with 
some of my new funky fibres in co-ordinating colours.

The sentiment is a freebie from Create with TLC 
 I think it's perfect for this card!
Thanks for popping in. I hope you can find the time to enter the
here's a reminder of the rules


1. Use the photo / color inspiration and the Dude and Dudette creations to get your mojo moving.

2. You are not required to use BDD images although it would make us really really happy and giggle a lot if you did!

3. You can use humor, innuendo, be a little naughty, sarcastic.  As long as your project is masculine

4. Be sure to use the InLinkz to submit your creation.

Don't forget to check out the other Dudettes & Dude's awesome creations 
for more inspiration! Then stop by & leave them some love if you have a mo!

Post updated to add you can win not just one but three digi's of your choice this time!!!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Partytime Tuesday's Something New
Top Tip Tuesday Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday All Your Own Work
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes + Distressing
Crafty Boots Celebration
The Pink Elephant Anything Goes
Fairy Tale Challenge Something Simple

Monday 2 January 2012

Who's Got The Candles?

Hi all!
I have a card to share with you today!
I made it for a friends Birthday!
Sorry the pics are a bit rubbish & I can't get more as the card has
already been sent!

The image I have used is a Digi's With Attitude, Grumpy Gretchen
I love that little lady! Unfortunately I can't give a link as 
DWA no longer seems to exist.
I've used this little lady before many times here's a photo of one of the 
other cards I made using her

The sentiment was created on the pc!
I used a 5"x5" square card blank.
The paper I used was from a candy I won, so I have no idea where it's from!
I matted & layered using coordinating green & purple card!

I coloured Gretchen using promarkers!
The corners were rounded with a corner punch!

I added some Mulberry paper flowers which I embossed & layered 
to add a bit of texture & dimension!
The centres are glittered brads!

I added a little double bow using ribbon from Lidl's Christmas wrapping collection!
I haven't got a photo but the inside of the card was simply decorated with a matt 
of green  purple card then a white piece to write on!
Thanks for stopping by!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges!
Crafty Boots Celebrations
Critter Sketch Celebration
Kaboodle Doodles Let's Celebrate
Paper Creations Ink Die Cuts &/or Punches
Make It Colourful Recolour an Image
Our Creative Corner Bright & Happy Colour Combo

Sunday 1 January 2012

Happy New Year!

Hi all,
Just a quick post to wish you all a very Happy New Year!
I will try to post a card tomorrow but this afternoon we're having a houseful of guests! 
We have lots of family & friends round for soup & stovies then a little buffet later on!
The numbers vary but we're expecting between 20-30 today perhaps more if my niece turns up with her 6 house guests! lol
Have a happy day whatever you're up to!