Wednesday 18 January 2012


Good Morning all,
It's Wednesday & that means it's time for a fab new challenge over at 
This week we have a really fun challenge for you!
First of all here's my card!

The Challenge we have for you is Bingo!

I chose the diagonal, twine,step card,brads.

The image is Ted TightEnd
On the football field, he's a bit of a scary character but off the field, 
he's a real pussycat!
I coloured him up with promarkers & fussy cut him out,
before mounting him on to the card with foam squares for dimension.

The card base was made using an A4 sheet of cardstock.
I used a Pop Out Step Card Template from 
Debbie Lauder over at Craftystash
It's so simple to use & saved on waste too, as there is an elements sheet included!

The papers I have used were a freebie download by Shabby Princess
I think they are fantastic & they were just what I wanted for this card!
I printed the striped paper directly on to the card stock & printed 
the template on the reverse.
I cut it out using a craft knife & ruler then embossed the fold lines 
with an embossing tool & ruler.
I added the sentiment to the panels in my graphics programme. 
The font I have used is called Collegiate & you can download it free from here!

I distressed all of the panels with a red inkpad before assembling the 
card & added twine & brads from my stash.
I have to say I was really happy with the way this one turned out!
I hope you like him too! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Now eyes down, check out the other fab makes by the Dude & Dudettes
then go create! You have just one week to enter the challenge!
To make it even more fun we have Patties Creations as a sponsor this week!
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
I Love Promarkers Anything Goes
Inky Impressions Any Shape But A Square
Joanna Sheen Celebrations
Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges The Colour Blue
Paperminutes Anything Goes
Partytime Tuesdays Birthday Projects/Cards
Sassy Cheryls Bright & Cheery
Cards For Men Boys & Their Toys
Hooked On Crafts Something New (Papers Font)
Incy Wincy Designs Bold & Bright
Lexi's Creations Anything Goes
Stamp & Create Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time Anything Goes
Catch The Bug Birthday Challenge
The Secret Crafter Anything Goes With Blue
Just Some Lines Colour Challenge
Our Craft Lounge It's In The Numbers
Patties Creations Fancy Folds
Moving Along With The Times Spots and/or Stripes
Sassy Studio Designs Let's Celebrate

Tuesday 17 January 2012

Not long to go!!!

Good morning all!
Just a quick reminder that there are just 16 hours left to join in the 
Freebie Win a GDT Spot Challnge at 

If you like a freebie & let's face it, who doesn't! 
If you'd like the chance to be a Guest Design Team Member with the 
Dude & Dudettes for a whole month

Then make haste!!!

Hop on over to the Challenge Blog , pick up the freebie, make a card for a dude 
take a photo, submit it to the challenge then just
sit back & relax!
Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see if you won!

We also have a sponsor this week!
One lucky person will win not just one, but two images from 
the wonderful

Hope you can make it!!!

Sunday 15 January 2012

Woo Hoo We're Back!

Woo Hoo, it's Sunday & we're back!!!
It's finally time for the first challenge of 2012 over at 
The theme for our challenge #153 is New Year Sparkle!
The design team were asked to make a project using one of the latest
Crafty Pad images, Lulu with Cake!
She's a delightful little lady & look at that cake!
She's on Special Offer too at just 59p!!!

I made an A6 gatefold card.
I used a piece of green A5 cardstock for the base.
Scored & folded then added matts of "Celebrations" patterned paper
 from The Paper Cellar to each panel, inside & out.

I coloured little Lulu up with my promarkers & added more than 
a touch of Diamond Sparkles. 
I then cut her out with an oval Nestie, inked the edges with an Ink It Up 
ink pad & added more glitter too.
I matted the image onto a scalloped oval, cut from the green card!

I cut out the sentiment ticket 
(A Freebie on the challenge blog this week)
then edged with the ink pad & glitter before matting 
onto the green card.

This is a close up of the mulberry paper roses which I added glitter to.
Not sure you can make it out very well & the pic does look a bit odd 
as there's a bit of glare from the glitter!

Next I added the computer generated greeting,
which I made using the same font as the sentiment ticket(Vivaldi)
The little black circle you can see is a magnet which is used to keep the card closed.
It's the first time I've used these & I'm really happy with the result!

Here's a close up of the greeting which I cut out with the oval nestie & 
matted on to a scalloped oval of the green cardstock!
I added a few little self adhesive gems just to keep the theme going!
Don't forget to stop by & check out the other DT projects for a bit of inspiration!
I do hope you'll find the time to join in our 
Forgot to mention our lovely Sponsor for this week.

The prize is £10 to spend in the Online Store

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
One Stitch At A Time Anything Goes
Pan Pastel Anything Goes
Sparkles New Crafting Goodies (Magnets & Papers)
Stampin' Sisters In Christ Something New Magnets & Papers)
Catch The Bug Birthday Challenge
Sweet Stampin All That Glitters
Totally Gorjuss Use A Star Somewhere
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge Something New (Magnets & Papers)
Just Inspirational Challenge Photo Inspiration
Sassy Studio Designs Let's Celebrate
Some Odd Girl Bling It Up
My Mum's Craft Shop Here Come The Girls
Whimsy Inspiration Happy Birthday
Paper Take Weekly Die Cute Special
Passion For Promarkers Inspired by a song (Happy Birthday)