Saturday 1 September 2012

Special Challenge

Good morning lovely bloggers!
I hope you're all well on this lovely Saturday morning!
Today is the start of a special challenge over at 
We have a whole list of fabby sponsors who are offering 
some awesome prizes!
The Challenge will run from 1st to the 29th September 
so you have plenty of time to enter!

Many of you will know that my Mum has had Breast Cancer Surgery
& is now in the midst of Chemotherapy.
As a result of this, she has lost her hair!
To support my Mum & to honour everyone out there who has been
affected by Breast Cancer,I have decided to have my head shaved.
I asked my Mum which charity she'd like me to fundraise for
You can read more about it on my Just Giving Page!
I hope that if you do pop over,
you may be able to help with a small donation.
If everyone who reads this donates just £1/ $1 it will
 boost the fund dramatically! Every little helps!
My Head Shave Event is on Saturday the 8th September.
To mark this, momentous occasion,Debbie has kindly allowed me
 to take over a section of The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog to run a 
Special Month Long Challenge!
The theme?

 Breast Cancer Awareness and/or Think Pink
Here's my card!

All of the team have used the lovely images that Debbie 
the lovely boss has created especially for my challenge!
They are available on The Challenge Blog for free!

I added some Diamond Sparkles to the seams of the Bra & the pink ribbon.

The DP I have used is an origami paper that I won.
I love the bright colours!

The sentiment is one of the Freebie's on the Challenge Blog!
Make sure you check it out!
You don't have to use Debbie's images to play, you can use any BCA image 
you like,or just go for lot's of pink!
Here is a list of the wonderful sponsors!

£12 to spend on downloads from the shop

A whopping £25 Voucher 

An amazing £30 gift certificate!

A £ 10 Voucher for their shop!

3 individual images (No Sets)

I hope to see you there!
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Avadares- make It Sparkle
ATCs & Cards With Attitude- Anything Goes
Chocolate Coffee Cards Ribbon For A Cause
Digi Haven Use A Freebie

Friday 31 August 2012

Whooppeee I found one!

Technically, I didn't find them, they found me!
Welcome to my latest follower Sam!
I actually stopped by to give you a heads up on the 
Special Challenge
which starts tomorrow on 
Make sure you stop by & check it out!
Here's a sneaky peek to entice you over!

I can tell you that there are some great prizes on offer 
so make sure you check it out tomorrow at 
Hope to see you there!

Thursday 30 August 2012

I've Lost One???

Good Morning Lovely Bloggers
Oh Dear, I've lost one of my lovely followers!
I looked everywhere, under the chair, under the laptop,
ontop of the cupboard! Nowhere to be seen! lol
Don't you just hate when that happens?
I felt all hurt & rejected, then I wondered if they perhaps
 just followed because I had candy on offer!
Anyhoo, at least I still have all of you crafty lovelies
to keep me company! :D
Sorry there's no photo in this post!
Is anyone else having trouble uploading photo's to their blog?
I click on the little photo icon, up comes the white page with the whirly thing,
& there it stays for hours! If anyone can help enlighten me,I'd be delighted
**More news**
Here's a heads up to say that I will be running a special challenge here 
on my blog soon so keep your eyes peeled as there will be some 
Amazing prizes up for grabs!
There will also be a special challenge on The Crafty Pad too!
The lovely boss Debbie has let me take over a little of the challenge blog & my 
awesome teamies are helping out!

Wednesday 29 August 2012

DTD Blog Hop

Good Morning lovely bloggers!
It's a new Wednesday & it's time or the New Release Blog Hop at
If you're following the hop you'll have landed from the lovely Nancy's blog.
If you've just popped in to see my card & would like to do the hop, 
you can just carry on from here!  
It's a circle hop with no true beginning & no end!
Here's my card!

This is Grillin' Gil, looks like he's over done it a bit!
He & the other new releases are available in the 
If you're anxious to hop on you can go now to visit the lovely Charlene
Remember to leave a comment on each stop of the hop before 
you move on though as one of us is the mystery host & will have
 a little prize to give away!
If you want to know more about my card read on!

I coloured the image with a mix of flexmarkers & promarkers.
I distressed the edges, then further distressed with a flame 
for the singed look.

I made the sentiment on my pc.
Do you like the play on words? Very punny eh???

here is a side view. The DP I have used is from the
 First Edition Hideaway stack.
The twine is recycled from a clothes tag!

I decorated the inside to match with a singed panel to write on!
I do so like setting fire to things! lol
Thanks for popping in, The next stop on the hop is Charlene
Don't forget your comments for your chance to win a small prize!
This card will go live when I'm catching up on my beauty sleep so I'll 
update the links when I awake!
I'd like to put this card in for the following challenges:
Through The Craft Room Door Diva or Anything Goes
Hooked On Crafts Cards For Men
Incy Wincy Designs Frogs N Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
The Crazy Challenge Anything Goes
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges Summer Fun
Addicted To Stamps Challenge Recycle Something
Getting Cricky Fun With Puns
One Stitch At A Time Use A Digi
Pile It On Something With P (Plaid Paper, Punny Sentiment)
The Squirrel & The Fox One For The Men
Our Creative Corner Recycle it With A Pop Of Green (Recycled Twine from a clothes tag)

Sunday 26 August 2012

Nikki in The Pink

Hey crafty bloggers!
I just had to share another little card I made.
This is for a dear friend.
She loves pink!
I do hope she likes this!
The image is Birthday Nikki from Ladybug Crafts Ink,
coloured with Promarkes & Flexmarkers.
She's just so adorable, I just love this stamp!
The border punch is from Martha Stewart.
I distressed the edges of the image & the pink spotty paper, which is from a 
Papermania, Capsule Collection & inked the edges with a little inkpad!
The sentiment is a See D's Stamp from my stash!
I've had it forever & hardly used them at all so I've dusted
them off & am remedying that! 
The pink ribbon & brads were from my stash!
I added a little decoration to the inside to balance the card!

Here she is on an angle

Silly me forgot to add the ribbon between the layers so had to add it after 
the card was assembled. To tidy it up, I just added a panel of the papers.
Thanks for coming by!
I'd like to enter the following Challenges:
Crafty Catz Ribbons & Bows
Pattie's Creations Birthdays 
Catered Crop Distress
Great Impressions Anything With Animals (Nikki's Tiny Poodle)
Stampin' Sisters In Christ Use Die's Punches or Shapes of any kind
Pile It On Something With P (Pink, Punch,Poodle, Parcels)