Friday 10 August 2012

Sweep Me Off My Feet

Good Morning lovely Bloggers!
A very Happy Friday to you all!
I'm delighted to say as of 4pm today I'm on holiday!
I'm having a weeks staycation to take in 
the sights sounds & smells of the Edinburgh Festival & Fringe!
I just hope the weather is as nice as it has been this week!
The card I have for you today is a little anniversary card!
I made it for my Mum & Dad who have been married for 
an amazing 54years! Wowsers!

It's little 5x5 inch card base. 
I took the inspiration from the photo at

The papers I've used are from Papermania
I've kept it simple to send it through the mail.

The image I have used is
It's just wonderful!

The ticket sentiment is one from the sheet that Caz designed.
 I told you about in another post, here.

I can't remember who the 'Bling' hearts are made by but I purchased them in 
Southfields Shop. They catch the light just beautifully!

I decorated the inside of the card with a little of the DP's.
The floral one was punched with a Marth Stewart punch.
Thanks for looking, I hope you like it!
I'm off to look for a couple of challenges to enter!
Crafts & Me Use A Digi
Bearly Mine Sparkle & Shine
Crafty Sentiments Clean & Simple
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
{Pinspirational} Photo Inspiration
365 CAS
Hooked On Crafts Let's Celebrate

Thursday 9 August 2012

Followers Mini Blog Candy

As things are looking up for me lately,
I have decided to run a Mini Blog Candy for all my followers!
I do insist on it being followers only!
You can be a new follower but please don't join just for the candy!
There's no need to share or anything else!
You can if you want but that's entirely up to you! lol

Just leave a comment on this post for your chance to win a little surprise!
Have a lovely evening all!

Blog Candy Winner

Good Evening Bloggers!
I hope everyone is having as good a week as I am!
I've been so bogged down with one thing & another lately & it
feels good to know that things are improving!
Anyhoo, on to why I'm here!
My Blogoversary Candy is now closed & it's time to announce the winner!
I let Mr Random choose for me & it was as much a surprise for me as it was for you 
as I didn't know who had entered until after he had chosen!
lol  here's the winner!
That's you Diane!
Can you email me your snail mail addy & I'll get your prize off to you!
I would like to thank you all for being here for me & for all 
the lovely comments you leave for me! Blogging wouldn't be the same without you!

I wish you could all be winners, but sadly I'm not made of money so,
I've decided to run another mini candy for you all!

When you check back to see if you've won, my candy
 look for the Followers Mini Candy post & leave a comment
for your chance to win!

My Blogoversary!

Well howdy do day all you lovely bloggers!
**This is a sticky post**
Simply scroll down to see my latest post!

Today is my second Blogoaversary & to celebrate
I'd like to offer a wee mystery candy to celebrate!

I just love surprises don't you?

The rules are simple
You must be a follower or become one please
Add your name to the linky.
and if you will,
Share on your side bar Please!

I have to add no candy only blogs, any links to such will be deleted

I will pick a winner as close to the close on 9th August 2012 as I can.
Good Luck Everyone

Wednesday 8 August 2012

A Freebie GDT Spot

Good Morning Blogland! 
It's Wednesday Yay!!! Happy Hump Day all!
Another reason to be happy is that it's time for the new challenge at
This week it's our Freebie/Win a GDT spot challenge.
All you have to do is go to the Challenge Blog
Pick up the freebie & go create!
Make something clever & witty for a dude!
Then link it up on the Challenge Blog for your chance to win!
You have a whole week to do it too but don't leave it too long!
Here's what I made!

Another square card!
The fab Freebie is Youth Football & he's already in the store
but the lovely Boni is giving him away for free this week only!
Please don't share him, but do send your friends over to collect him!
I used the sketch below, 

You'll notice my image is on the other side of the page!

That's because some silly billy didn't check which way the card 
opened before sticking it all together!
The result being a card that opened the wrong way! ROFL
Luckily I had attached the image & the sentiment tickets with Pinflair glue
so I had time to rearrange them!

The papers I have used are really old, they're from
Paper Mania, For Him, Colossal Paper Pack.
I coloured the image with  a mix of Promarkers & Flexmarkers

Ticket Sentiments from Caz at A Load Old Old Blogcocks!
There's a whole A4 sheet of them for all occasions!
I added a couple of fab retro buttons & some twine.

I also decorated the inside of the card. 
This time I actually got everything round the right way! lol
Can't wait to see what you create with this weeks freebie!
Hop on over toDude Time Doodles Challenge Blog
to see what the other Dudettes have done with him!
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Crafts & Me Use a Digi
Anything Goes Summer Days
Deep Ocean Challenge Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl's All About The Boys
Corrosive Challenges Birthday Card
Pan Pastel Summer Fun
The Squirrel & The Fox Make It Sporty
Catch The Bug Anything Goes
Challenge Up Your Life Everything Goes
i{heart}2stamp Sketch
Delightful Challenges Birthdays
Hanna & Friends Summer
Moving Along With The Times Summer
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge Use Designer Paper

Tuesday 7 August 2012

Butterflies Are Beautiful Things!

Hello lovely bloggers!
It's time for the August Showcase at The Crafty Pad!
Due to the holiday's etc, there are no new releases this time.
Instead, Debbie, the lovely boss & owner of 
has let the DT loose in the shop! lol
The bonus for you is that all of the images featured in the post
will be on sale in The Crafty Pad Designs Shop
with a whopping 30% off!

I'd like to share this card with you today!
It's made using one of my all time Crafty Pad Designs favourites,
I was asked to make an 80th Birthday card for an Aunt.
No more info than that & when I asked what size I was told not too small!
So, I decided to have some fun with it!

The card base is an 8x8 inch. 
It's the first time I've done one of these!
A bit less daunting than A4 but lot's of space to play with!
I chose the papers at Southfield Stationers, I love the quality of their papers.
I used my grand nesties to cut out the circles & Inked all the edges with
Colour Q Pink & Lilac ink pads.

I printed the Butterflies & Verse onto some Safmat from Letraset, 
then stuck to the paper before cutting out.
I added some Diamond Sparkles to the butterflies wings 
then layered with Pinflair Glue when dry.

A close up of the lovely verse.

To embellish the card, I punched some flowers from the DP & 
embossed before layering up.
I added a brad at the centre of each which had been dipped in 
PVA glue then Diamond Sparkles.
I used a Marrianne Creatables Die to cut out a couple of flourishes
which I adhered to the card, leaving some parts free for added dimension.

More of the flowers!

The circle sentiment was created in my graphics programme before 
being cut out a nestie & inked then glittered .

I decorated the inside of the card with the papers, 
a little punched border & some daisies punched from the scraps.
I hope you like my card & I really, really hope the lady who 
asked for it likes it! If not would anyone like...... lol
Now pop on over to The Crafty Pad & check out what the 
other ladies of the DT have done!
Don't forget all of the images featured are on sale this week!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Bearly Mine Sparkle & Shine
Creative Craft Challenge Just A Sentiment
Craft Your Passion Anything Goes
Hooked On Crafts Let's Celebrate
Love to Create Punches & Dies
Paper Pretties Use Scallops
The Paper Girls Birthday
The Pink Elephant Ribbon Galore
There She Goes Use A Sentiment as main focus
Whoopsy Daisy DieCuts/Punches
Come & Get It Challenges Adult Birthday Card
Dream Valley Challenges Die Cuts & Punches
Great Impressions Stamps Anything With Animals (Does a butterfly count?)
That Craft Place Things With Wings
Speedy & Friends Back to Nature
Chocolate Coffee & Cards Rainbows & Butterflies
Clearly Inspired Things With Wings
Patties Creations Animals/Insects
Scrapbook Sister's Things With Wings

Sunday 5 August 2012

Sarah's Bookmark!

Evening all!
Just a quick post to share the bookmark I made for Sarah with you!
My niece Sarah & her husband are celebrating their first wedding anniversary
this week & have headed of to Majorca for a bit of sunshine!
As you probably know the first anniversary is paper!
So, I made them both bookmarks!
This is a corner bookmark & I've never made one before!
(My friend Ali has a done a tutorial here)
This is my take on it!

She just loves butterflies & pink so there you go!
The butterfly border is a Tonic punch.
The large butterfly is also a Tonic Punch & the smaller 
a Martha Stewart punch.
The green ribbon just appeared beside me when I was making it up 
so I added that too!

The DP is from the C&C members Hunkydory Kit
I inked the edges with a little inkpad.
Here you can see it on the corner of a book page.

I added a little piece of DP on the back too!
Thanks for dropping in! It's always nice to see you!
Don't forget to enter my Candy draw whilst you're here!
I'm off to look for a wee challenge or two to enter!
Speedy & Friends Back To Nature
Crafty Catz Pink
Fat Pages & Cards With Attitude Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz Pink + 1 Other Colour
Crazy Amigos Dies & Punches

Show Me Your Metal

Hi di hi Bloggers,
I hope you're all well this fine Sunday morning!
At least I hope it's a fine Sunday morning!
With any luck, when this goes live I'll be having a bit of a lie in!
I've had such a busy time of late & things are just starting 
to calm down & get back to normal!
Well, it depends what you call normal I guess! lol
Anyhoo, with out further ado, on to the purpose of this post!
It's Sunday & as you all probably know, time for the new challenge over at 
The Crafty Pad
Your hostess this week is the lovely Helen & her chosen theme is
 Show Us Some Metal
Here's my take on that!

I used things from my scrap box to make this card as my crafty stash is
still all packed up in boxes all around the house!
The reason for that is that we're re-decorating & having some 
other work done around the house too!
I made a square card! (I hear you all yawning!!! Lol)
I used red for the base, then a matt of a plain grey/blue linen paper.
The DP's are from downloads ages ago & have been in my 
scrap box for a year at least!
The image of course is from The Crafty Pad Designs.
I think he's just the cutest little bear & I love using him on my cards!

I was tempted not to colour him but decided to give him a touch of colour 
with my usual mix of Promarkers & Flexmarkers.
I added a dusting of Diamond Sparkles & inked the edges with chalk ink.

Onto the metal!
I used brads from my stash I think they are from Do Crafts 
but I've had them forever so I can't be sure! 
The little sentiment tag was from a Making Memories
goody bag  a couple of years ago, as were the snowflake charms

I added a piece of red ribbon and fixed the snowflakes with brads.

You can just about see the inside of the card is decorated too!
Thanks for popping in, I hope you had fun!
Don't forget to check out the other awesome DT projects
and then get crafting we're dying to  see your interpretation of

Our sponsors this week are


Who are both offering  prizes of 3 digi images

Don't forget to enter my Blogoversary Candy Give Away while you're here
I'd like to put this card forward for the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar Challenge Teddy Bear's Parade
Avadares Anything For August
Jingle Belles Santa Baby
Patties Creations Animals/Insects
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Use Designer Paper
Sketch It with A Song  Go Your Own Way Fleetwood Mac
Just Inspirational I have chosen the second photo!
Ribbon Carousel Challenge Christmas In July
Opus Gluei Seasons