Saturday 24 March 2012

Jak's Blog Candy

Just a quick post to let you know that Jak Heath is giving away a set of the 

Limited Edition Promarkers on her blog
Hop on over as it ends tomorrow!
Good Luck!

Thursday 22 March 2012

Indulge Yourself!

Hello all,
I would like to share this card with you today! 
I made it for my Sister In Law's birthday!
I always struggle to make something for her, not because she's fussy but
she lives in a very tasteful flat & cute is just not her style!
This is what I came up with this year!

The base card is made from a pad of cardstock from Lidl. 
The sheets are a bit larger than A4 so I scored & trimmed it 
to make a 5"x5" square card blank.
I do love some of their crafty bits!
The Image is  from Sassy Studio Designs & is called
I'm Every Woman, New Spa Day
the best bit is that she's a freebie!
I coloured her up with my promarkers.
The paper is from Papermania.
The colours I have used were inspired by springtime!

The double bow is seam binding from The Cloth Shop, my local haberdasher.
The button is from big bag of buttons by Woodware &
the Happy Birthday sentiment ticket is one of my beloved & 
well used items from The Crafty Pad Designs
The edges were distressed using a Colour Q ink pad & the 
bubbly embossed card was done with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.

The flowers & leaves were cut using a Marianne Creatable's die set.
The flowers were cut from the DP & the leaves were cut from scraps.
I hope you like it & thank you for taking the time to stop by!

Challenges I'd like to enter this card into are as follows:
C.R.A.F.T. Handmade flowers
Crafty Ribbons Birthday
Create Me Pink Tear It up &/or Distressing
PaperCrafting Journey Pretty Pastels
Paper Play Spring Colours
Crafts & Me Light & Airy Spring Colours
Scrapbook Sister's Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl's Think Spring
Squigglefly Use Homemade flowers on your creation

Wednesday 21 March 2012

Howdy Pardner's

Happy Hump Day Bloggers, it's all downhill towards Friday from here! Yippeee!!!

It's time for the new challenge over at 
Here's my DT card

The challengethis week is an 
Here's the inspiration photo

As you can see, It's All About Cowboy's
 Yee Ha!
Use the picture to inspire you in anyway you choose, 
create a project for a dude & upload to the challenge blog!
here's a bit more about my card!
I used the sketch from Kimbee's Creations for my layout

I made a 5"x5" square card 

The image I have used this time is Cactus Kirk,
I coloured him with my promarkers!
He's one cool Dude!
This card is for my Brother in Law who is also a cool dude!
He's a joiner but but he sure ain't no cowboy!!! lol
The papers are from K&Co

The sisal twine is from my stash & the charm arrived in the post 
while I was making my card! Perfect timing!!!

The sentiment was made on my PC,the font is 
Bleeding Cowboys & you can download it free here
As you can see, I distressed all the edges with 
Distress Ink in Fired Brick

I decorated the inside of the card to give it a nice finish.
The little star embellies were punched from cardstock.
I hope you like my card & I hope you can find the time to enter the
challenge at Dude Time Doodles this week!
Don't forget the other DT members have made some fantastic samples
to further inspire you this week!
We are sponsored this week by 
check out the fab store for a host of awesome goodies!
Thanks for stopping by!
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges
Kimbee's Creations March Sketch
Cards For Men Cheeky Chappies
Netties Digital Gems What's The Occasion
Paper Playtime For The Guys Add A Sentiment
Card Cupids Birthday Cards For Boys
Gingerloft Happy Birthday
All Sorts Challenge Three In A Row
Fairy Fun Fridays Distress It
Crafty Ribbons Birthday
SJ Papercrafts 1,2,3, & include 3 of something I charm, 2 papers 3 brads + 3 Stars

Tuesday 20 March 2012

Lost Your Pencil? Help is at Hand!

I lost my pencil the other day & couldn't find it anywhere!!!
I had to resort to editing posts from my dashboard!
My good friend Natalie came to my rescue & shared this link with me!
If your pencil is lost too, pop on over & find out why!

Sunday 18 March 2012

A Perfect Pair

Happy Sunday Bloggers!!!
It's time for the latest challenge at The Crafty Pad!
This week for challenge #162 the theme is
We want to see you use at least two pairs of something on your project!
Here's my little easel card

The image I have used is Teds in Love, a real Perfect Pair!
I love these little guys so much I've used them on a few different projects!
The Sentiment tickets are from The Crafty Pad Designs too.
I've used a few pairs on my card!

As ever the image is coloured with my promarkers.
I did some distressing of the edges to soften things down.
The DP is from a book I bought in Lidl, that well known craft outlet!
I love some of the stuff they do!
The ribbon for the bows is recycled from a present.

A close up of one of the pairs of buttons all from my stash
& the little pair of metal star charms

A closer look at the sentiment tickets.
I hope you like it!

Our Sponsor this week is the wonderful

This is the prize!

All those lovely ribbons! Makes me sad I can't enter!!! lol
I hope you can find the time to enter your project in our 
Perfect Pair Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
Don't forget the awesome ladies of Team A have made 
some fab samples for your inspiration!

This card was made with the following challenges in mind:
Emerald Fairy Garden Easel Card
Heidi's Hobbystuggu Make a card with an animal in focus
Sunday's With Chrissy Animals
Di's Digi's Designs Pastels
Auds Sentiment Challenge Sentiment which represents a song (Congratulations-Cliff Richards)
Little Miss Muffet Easel, Shaped Or Step Card
Paper Crafting Journey Pretty Pastels
Fairy Fun Fridays Distress It
Hot Shot Crafts Ribbon
Poodles Parlour Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers Anything Goes
Little Darlings Challenge Colours Of Spring
The Pixie Cottage Sketch and/or Use Pastels
Celebrate The Occasion Use Metal (Star charms)
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Easel Card
Daisy Doodle Creative Challenges Tie It Up
Digi Makeover Challenge  Critters
The Pink Elephant Photo Inspiration