Wednesday 25 April 2012

Life's A Beach on the Dude Time Doodles New Release Blog Hop!

Happy Wednesday all!
It's time to grab a coffee, sit down relax & take in the sights along the way 
on the Dude Time Doodles New Release Blog Hop.
The Dude & Dudette's have some great works to showcase 
this month's new images along the way.
If you've arrived from the lovely & uber talented 
Ruth's blog you're right on track!
Now remember the hop is a circle hop with no beginning & no end.
Just jump on in & start hopping, remember to leave a little love along the way 
as there will be a mystery host/hostess with a little prize to give to one lucky 
person who leaves a comment!

Here's my card!

I thought I'd bring you something just a little bit different this week!
I made a centre stepper card using a template from the lovely 
Debbie Lauder atCraftystash you can find it here

If you're in a rush remember to leave some love then hop on right away 
to the awesome craft extravaganza that is CG's blog!

Here's how I made my card!
I decided to make a little beach scene!

I printed a sheet of A4 card with a freebie paper called 
Sand from the E Paper Kit Beach Day available from here 
then printed the template on the reverse!
I added some waves from the Mostly Mostly Sunny Paper Kit at My Grafico

This is the new release image, he's called Jacques Waterman!
As you can see, he's just arrived at Dudeville Hollow Beach
& is a whiter shade of pale than the rest of the guys!
Still, he's decided to make his entrance with a splash!
As you can see in the photo, he's suspended on a bit of acetate to 
make it look like he's diving into the water!

I decorated the back of the card with a couple of panels to write on
& some of the waves paper!
The other dude's on my card are already in store & are:
Babe Watcher best lifeguard in the business!
Santi Beaches (you know who) having a well deserved break!
Last but by no means least Waylon Waves is hanging five in the background.
A ribbon ruffle & button sun & a sentiment ticket from 
The Crafty Pad Designs complete my card along with 
a couple of beach themed metal charms.
Thanks for hopping by!
I hope you have time to complete the hop  don't forget to leave some love 
at each stop along the way!
Have fun fun fun!!!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Cards For Men Texture
Crafty Boots No Girls Allowed
Creative Mondays Yellow & Sunshine
My Grafico Fun & Games
The Pink Elephant Hello Sunshine (Use Yellow)
Scrappy Frogs Shaped Cards
That Craft Place Anything But A Square Or Rectangle
Drunken Stampers Use Acetate
Send a Smile For Kids For The Boys
Crafty Ann's It's a Man Thing
Fairy Tale Stepper Card
Totally Papercrafts All Buttoned Up
DRS Designs Sports

Tuesday 24 April 2012

New Give Away at LUFP

Morning all!
Make sure you pop on over to Link Up For Pink!

The aim of Link Up For Pink for those of you who are not aware 
is to raise awareness of Breast Cancer all year round
 & to encourage people to perform a self examination each month!
Early detection is the key!

They have a new give away with lots of fantastic prizes to give away!
Pop on over today & check it out for yourself!

Sunday 22 April 2012

Blog Candies & A New Challenge Blog!

Hey all! Just had to share with you!
A blogging friend of mine Lindsay, AKA Craftymonster81
 is starting up a New Challenge Blog!
To celebrate, she's offering a Launch Candy

Bless her, she's so excited that there's another candy up for grabs on her
personal blog Crafty Monster81

Not sure if I have the photo's the right way round but 
I'd pop on over & check them out anyway!
Thanks Lindsay for such generous give away's
Good Luck to all who enter!

Sassy Skater

Hey everyone,
I have a card to share with you today! Hurrah!

This little offering is for my niece!
As soon as I saw the image I knew it was for her!
She's a bit of an action girl! So it suits her down to the ground!
The colours I have used are her favourites!
I used a 5"x5" square card base made from a sheet of A4 card.
I distressed the edges of the design papers & added two panels
which were wrapped with bakers twine!

The image is Sassy Skater & she's coloured with promarkers!
She's a bit of a Tom Boy but still likes to look good!
I distressed around the edges of the image & the matt.
I also attempted to add some faux stitching up the sides with a 
Sakura Souffle Pen & a metal ruler but as you can see, it wasn't my best effort!
The Sentiment was generated on my PC.
I added some brads for a bit of detail.

I decorated the inside of the card to go with the outside.
The papers I have used are from the Paper Cellar Celebrations Collection

I added a butterfly charm as I just felt it needed another little something.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
This card was made with the following challenges in mind:
Craft Your Days Away Metal (Brads & Charm)
Just Us Girls Colour Challenge
ATCs & Cards With Attitude Anything Goes/Faces
Phindy's Place Stitches & Squares
The Stamp Man Shabby Chic/ Distressed
Auds Sentiment Spring/Summer Colours
DRS Designs Sports
SJ Papercrafts Favourites (Katies Favoutite Colours)
A&T Digital Designs Challenge Dazzle It (Dazzling Papers)
Desert Island CraftersUse 3 items from list 2) No Flowers 6) Distressing 7) Metal Hardware (Charm & brads)
Sundays With Chrissy Use you favourite Colour combo
Paper Pretties Cards For Girls
Crafty Sentiments Use A Digi
Digital Tuesday Distressed
Papertake Weekly A Stitch in Time
Ribbon Carousel Challenge Use Bright Colours