Wednesday 25 January 2012

I'm A Lumberjack & I'm Okay

Good Morning all! 
Wednesday already & it's time for the first
 New Release Blog Hop at Dude Time Doodles of 2012
If you've come here via the lovely & very talented CG's blog, 
then you're on the right track.
If not, no worries, it's a circle hop so, you can start the hop from here
& just keep going till you go full circle!
Don't forget to leave some love for each DT member along the way as 
one of us is the mystery host/hostess & you may win a prize!

I managed to snag this handsome chap to create with!
This is Axel Lumberjack & he's a hard-working chap with a heart of gold!
He & the other new Dudesville residents will be available 
in the store as of today!

Look what he's done for his lady!!!
Lol! The background is actually a photo of a sculpture by 
(Click on the link to go to his website!)
So the next stop on the hop is the  uber talented Ruth
If you want to head off, don't forget to leave a comment to 
be in the draw for the mystery host/hostess prize!
Don't forget if you get a little lost you can pop back to 
Dude Time Doodles & pick up the trail there!
If you want to know a little more about my card read on!

I coloured Axel up with my trusty Promarkers then cut him out
The base card is an A6 Landscape.
I printed the background photo onto glossy photo paper 
 then matted it on to some white card.

The sentiment was made on the computer using Lumberjackfred font
which you can download for free here!
I cut it out with a nestie & inked with distress ink while it was still in the die!
The inside of the card has a paper insert, sorry I forgot to get a photo.
 It simply says "Be My Valentine"
I've also added a little uncoloured image of Axel just for fun!
I hope you like my card!
If you've made it to here, don't forget to leave a comment
 to be in with a chance of winning an image before hopping on to ......!
Hope you have fun on the hop & good luck!
Don't forget your next stop is Ruth
Just to let you know I will be on my snore shelf catching a few zzzzz's
when this post goes live so I will have to update the DT blog links 
when I awake from my slumbers.
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Anything Goes Challenge To The One I Love
Paper & Such Non Traditional Colours 
Cards For Men Boys & Their Toys
Crafty Boots Something Inspired By A Song Title (I'm a Lumberjack & I'm Okay)
Cupcake Craft Challenges All You Need Is Love
Paper Creations Ink Love /Romance
Paper Playtime Valentines Day Project
Simon Says Stamp & Show ...A Song Title
There She Goes Love Is In The Air
Poodles Parlour Love/Valentine
Simply Create Too Love Is In The Air
Wags N Whiskers Love/Valentine
Craft Us Crazy Love/Valentine
Digi Doodles Shops Best Blues & Browns
For Your Inspiration Photo Inspiration

Tuesday 24 January 2012

It's A Guessing Game!

Hi all, just had to share with you!

Our lovely boss Debbie over at The Crafty Pad is having a bit of a mid week competition!

It's a bit of a guessing game but there are a couple of clues to help you out!
Make sure you stop by as there is a prize for the winner!
Don't forget to enter the
Happy Crafting!

Monday 23 January 2012

Enter The Dragon

Hi folks,
I have a little Chinese New Year card to share with you today!
I had to make a couple of these, but as they were for totally unrelated parties, 
I was able to use the same design for both! 
 A great time saver!

I trawled the internet looking for a suitable image to use but I just
couldn't find anything I liked.
Then I remembered Dilbert Dragon from The Crafty Pad Designs!
He's a cute little dragon is he not!!!
I didn't intend to go cute but there you have it!
I couldn't stop singing "Puff The Magic Dragon" as I was making these!
I made the sentiment up in my graphics programme
then added Dilbert to the centre.
The base card was cut using a Grand Scalloped Circle Nestie which I 
then scored & folded in half!

I cut a smaller scalloped circle of gold mirror card with a regular nestie.
I cut Dilbert out using an Inverted Scallop nestie & inked the edges.
The image was coloured with Promarkers & I added a touch of Glamour Dust
to Dilberts wings &  horns!
I added a couple of Oriental Peel off's which are supposed to represent water,
also a feature of this Chinese New Year I am informed.
The numbers were die cut but I can't remember the name of the alphabet!
Thanks for stopping by! 
 I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Bloggers Network Distressing
Crafty Boots Challenge Inspired By A Song Title (Puff The Magic Dragon)
Scrappers Delights Anything Goes
Sew many Cards Circles
Simon Says Stamp & Show Song Title
Dream Valley Challenges Animals
One Stitch At A Time Round & Round
Outlawz Challenge CAS- Something New (New Year)
Sentimental Sundays Die Cuts
The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan Punches/Die Cuts
The Squirrell & The Fox Critters
Crafty Calendar New News
Raise The Bar Ring In The New Year- Circles
Stamp Man Use Red
CCEE Stampers JFF Chinese New Year
Moving Along With The Times Things With Wings
Rainbow Lady's The Year Of The Dragon
Joanna Sheen Challenge Celebration

Sunday 22 January 2012

I'm On Strike!

Good Morning all!
How's the weekend going??? 
I can't believe how hectic this year has been so far!
Still it's good to be busy, right???!!
So, how about getting busy with this weeks challenge over at 
Here's my little card.

I only have one photo for you today but I think that shows all
you need to see!
The image the DT were given to work with this week is
This image is available at The Crafty Pad Designs
either coloured or uncoloured the choice is yours
for the princely sum of just 59p 
It's a great little image to work with & I went off on a little search
to find just the right papers to team it up with!
I actually found a Digital Scrapbooking Kit
It was a perfect match as far as I am concerned!
I used the papers & elements from the kit to make a card front
using my graphics programme. (A first for me!)
I printed this out A6 size (twice) & added a bit of decoupage for some dimension.
 I then printed, coloured & cut out the ten pin image.
 I attached to the card with foam dots for more dimesion.
The only embellishments I added were some silver Card Candi.
I hope you like it!
Hope on over to The Crafty Pad to check out the other DT projects!
It's always a surprise to see what different result are achieved with the same image!
I hope you can find the time to play along this week in our
Ooopsy, I almost forgot to mention our wonderful sponsor

Joanna is offering a prize of £10 to spend in her online store!

Now, I'd like to enter this little card in the following challenges:
Pan Pastel Use Two Of Something (Two Arrows & Two papers)
Stampacular Sunday Seeing Spots
All Sorts Challenge Blog Needles & Pins (Hoping my Bowling Pins count)
Inspire Me Friday's Link up party
C.R.A.F.T. Use Numbers (Ten Pins)
Crafty Purple Frog Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up Patterned Papers
Pixie Dust Studio We're Going Dotty
Shelly's Images Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop Favourite Colour Combo
Whimsical Wednesday's Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Room Anything Goes
Celebrate The Occasion Any Occasion Use Polka Dots
Sassy Cheryl's Bright & Cheery
Cards For Men Boys & Their Toys
Incy Wincy Designs Bold & Bright
Scrappers Delights Anything Goes