Thursday 8 March 2012


Hey folks,
This is just a test post to check if i will publish properly.
As some of you may have noticed, the content of my Wednesday post does not display unless you click on the read more option! I do hope that those of you who wanted to see it have managed a peek!

That's all for now!

Sunday 4 March 2012

Share The Good News!!!

Happy Sunday all!!!
This post is scheduled so I hope Mr Blogger doesn't let me down!!
Drat you Mr Blogger, I asked you to do it this morning not tonight!!!!!

It's Sunday & it's all change over at
The Crafty Pad Designs Challenge Blog!!!
Yes we have a new Challenge for you but we also have our new DT on board.
We're now divided into Team A & Team B
I've been promoted (YAY!!) to Second In Command with
Leesa at the helm, quite rightly so as she is The Navy Wife! lol
This Week,
The Challenge,  #160 is - Share The Good News
 we'd like you to use News Print/ Book Print on your project

So, as leader of Team A!
 I'd like to present to you my card!

The minute I saw this image, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it!
The image I have used is Mother's Day Bouquet.
The sentiment comes with the image if I'm not mistaken!
This little card is for my Mother In Law, the lovely Joyce,  
from Hubby & I!
I'm not allowed to call her Mum but I can get away with it for Mother's Day.
She loves to potter in the garden & is very practical. 
She isn't a frilly person at all.
I'm hoping she'll love this card as much as I loved making it for her!!!
(I've not even started on my own Mum's Yet!)
I used a 5x5" base card in white linen card stock.
I added a matt of  Green card stock then an embossed DP which I got 
in my local craft shop.
just over the road from work!
It's small & doesn't carry an awful lot of stock but I'm hoping 
it will expand as time goes on!
I love popping over at lunchtime & picking up some bits & pieces!
I also made a couple of little photo corners.

The image was coloured with Promarkers & I added a matt of the green card.
The print I have used is book print. It's a page from an old book.
I scrunched it up, rubbed it with some distress ink then coated it 
a couple of times with PVA glue to give it a bit of a sheen.
This was then adhered to a square frame which I attached over 
the image at an angle. I used pinflair glue to give some dimension.
The buttons & ribbon were from my stash!
The sentiment was cut with a nestie & then coloured with 
distress ink whilst still in the dies

I decorated the inside of the card to match.
I hope you like my little card!
Now make sure you pop on over to the challenge blog & check out all the
 new DT members wonderful samples!
I'm sure you'll be inspired!
Ooopsy almost forgot to mention our fabby sponsor!!!

The lovely Lorraine will provide one lucky winner with a £10 voucher
to spend in her fabby online store!

Don't forget we also have our new month long challenge
You can enter as often as you like & you have the chance to win

I'd like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Cupcake Craftroom Spring Bouquet
C.R.A.F.T. Mother's Day
Crafty Ribbons Celebrate Your Mom
Scrapbook Sisters Spring Flowers