Saturday 3 November 2012

A Pretty Pastel Christmas Card

Good morning bloggers!
I know, I don't usually post on a Saturday but 
I won a challenge over at Two Sisters Challenge Blog
 & was invited to GD with them!
I love playing in their challenges so,of course I jumped at the chance 
although I probably shouldn't have as we are still in the midst of 
DIY & redecoration! lol However, there is light at the end of the tunnel & 
all the floorboards in the lounge are actually on the floor now! 
Next up is the hallway! 

The theme for  the Two Sisters Challenge #116 
is Pastel Christmas
Here's my card!

It's a little A6 card. I'm trying to keep my Christmas cards as flat 
as I can this year so I can  mail them with a normal stamp.
The pink ribbon is from my stash & the papers are remnants of 
two digital downloads by Elaine Hayhoe over at
Card Making Downloads here & here.
They have been printed off since at least last year
in my Christmas Stash!

The image is the lovely Finch On Pine by IKEsART  
I coloured it up using my Promarkers & Flexmarkers
in pastel type shades.

I decorated the inside of the card with scraps
of the DP's. I also added some Papermania Mosaic Gems
just to finish the card off!

The sponsor for this challenge is 

Check out the Two Sisters Challenge Blog for more details
about the challenge & to see the other awesome DT samples!
I can't wait to see what you all create!
Thanks for dropping by!
The Challenges I'd like to enter this card in are as follows:
Crafty Ribbons Christmas
Forever Friends Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge Use Ribbon
Papercrafting Journey Ribbon Or Twine
Diva's By Design Festive
Perfect Sentiment Think Pink For Christmas
Creative Craft Challenge Special Occasion NOT Birthday
Jacksons Digital Expressions Inks & Such Anything Goes
LEJ Designs Anything Goes
Stamp & Create Winter Wonderland
Addicted To Stamps Things With Wings
Eclectic Ellapu Recipe 1 Digi/ 2 papers/ 3 embellishments of the same kind
One Stitch At A Time Make 1 for Christmas

Friday 2 November 2012

Good evening lovely bloggers!
I just had to share this story with you!
The lady in  the photo below is Lorna
who is a crafty friend!

Lorna has spent this year raising funds for the
Juvenile Diabetes Unit at The Royal Sick Childrens Hospital in Edinburgh!

Here's Why!

"My grandson has Type 1 diabetes and, like a lot of things, it is not until it is in your own family you realise just how this changes daily life with constant counting carbs and injections to counteract any hypo.

I only have about 8 weeks left of my fundraising year for the above cause and I would be really grateful for any donations or if you could please share this post with all your friends."

Lorna is a very talented crafter & works in Southfield Stationers
She has been making & selling craft items & has worked really hard at her fundraising!
To date she has raised the fantastic sum of £1,230 for this worthy cause!
You can read more about Juvenile Diabetes Here
You can donate on her Just Giving Page
If everyone donates just £2 it would make a real difference 
to Lorna's fundraising & to the Juvenile Diabetes Unit
as well as all the children who need to use this facility!

"My employer is hosting a Charity Day for the above, so if you are free please come along for a fun day.."
10 November 10am - 5pm
Southfield Stationers
Hardengreen Industrial Estate
Thanks for taking the time to read this post.

Lorna x

If you live in the area, perhaps you can pop in to support Lorna & have 
a little fun at the same time! 
Maybe think of stocking up on some crafty goodies too! lol
There's a fantastic little coffee shop too!
Thanks for reading this little story!

Thursday 1 November 2012

Fashion Dogs!

Good morning bloggers,
I'm so excited & nervous to share this card with you
as it's my first card as part of the DT over at

I hope you like it!
It's for my niece Sarah who's 30 this week!
As soon as I saw this image I knew it was the one for her!

The image I have used is Fashion Dogs 1
you can pick her up for just £1.00 at Just Inklined!

I used Broadway font for the numbers

Here's a side view of the outside
I love pink & black together! 
The paper I have used is from a set called Trendy Girls at 
Scrapbookingmad. I added a few self- adhesive gems from Papermania
The ribbon is from my stash & was recycled from a gift!

The inside of the card. 
I like to decorate the inside of my cards as I feel it gives them balance
& is a little bit more interesting than just a plain old insert!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Crafts & Me Bling
Crafty Creations Just One (I hope my number counts as a word!)
Jacksons Digital Expression Inks & Such Anything Goes
Twisted Tuesday Free For All
Lexi's Creations Special Birthday
Victorine Originals Bingo Ribbon Bows Design Paper
That Craft Place Tic Tac Toe (Gems Sentiment Ribbon)

Wednesday 31 October 2012

DTD 2nd Anniversary Party Sale Blog Hop

Good morning beautiful bloggers
It's Wednesday & that means it's time for the  
If you're following the hop, you'll have dropped in from
the awesomely talented Tammy!
I'm sure she had something wonderful to show you!
If my blog is the first stop, then just keep on hopping until you've been 
round all the stops! Don't forget to leave some love 
along the way, as there may be a little surprise for one lucky commenter!!
This month we don't have any new releases for you but instead we have
a fantabulous 50% off Anniversary Party Sale!
Dude Time Doodles is 2 years old whoop whoop!
To celebrate, all of the images you see along the hop as well as a 
few others are on Special Offer from today until 13th November.
There are in fact an amazing 37 images on sale! Whoopppeee!
Here's my card!

I've actually used three images on my card.
I've merged them in my graphics programme!
Pop on over to the store to see them in their original format!
If you're in a rush, you can hop on over to the next stop,
our wonderful October Guest Dudette Esther
who will no doubt astound you with her creation!
If not read on for a little more info about my card!
I used the sketch

from Stars & Stamps for my card design.
I altered the shapes slightly.

Kris looks like he's already been celebrating & getting right 
in to the spirit of things! lol
The images were coloured using a mix of Promarkers, 
Flexmarkers & Sakura pens.

My DP is from Papermania, I've had it in my stash for ages!
I cut out the image with a nestie&  used a little gold inkpad 
to distress all of the edges !
I wrapped the panel with Bakers Twine & added a little 
Christmas tree charm.
The circle sentiment is from my stash & has been printed out from last year.
Not sure where it came from, I have a feeling it may be Sentiments 4 You,
which is temporarily closed, but I can't be sure!

As I usually do, I've added a little decoration inside my card!
So now the time has come for you to head off to Esther
As I said earlier, leave a little love along the way as 
there may be a little surprise for one lucky commenter!
Happy hopping & don't forget the shopping!
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Anything Goes Anything Goes
A&T Emeral Fairies Challenge Use A Charm
Clear It Out Gift
Creative Craft Challenges Special Occasion NOT Birthday
Jacksons Digital Expressions Inks & Such Anything Goes
Lady Bug Crafts Ink TLT I need A P (Presents, Pattern Paper, Pink, Panel)
Squigglefly Squares
One Stitch at a Time Make 1 For Christmas
Crafty Catz Male Card
Paper Crafting Journey Ribbon or Twine

Tuesday 30 October 2012

BCA Fundraising Total!

Good evening all!
I just had to  let you all know that the total is now in for my fundraiser & thanks to 
all the support & kind donations from everyone, we have now managed to raise 
£3066.90 for 

I have to say I'm over the moon with that sum & I know Breakthrough are too!
Mum's story was posted on Birds on the Blog today.
If you're interested, pop on over & have a read!
They have posted lot's of peoples stories over the last month!
Thanks again everyone!

Sunday 28 October 2012

Christmas is Coming!

Happy Sunday all you lovely bloggers!
It's time for the new challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
It's my turn to choose the theme this time!
The theme I chose is
 "Christmas is Coming!"
You can enter any Christmas themed project you like!
Here's my card, it's a little scalloped circle easel card.

The image I have used is
I altered it, in that  removed the sentiment & made my
own circular sentiment around the image using my graphics programme!
The Ribbon Girls have a photo/colour inspiration challenge this week!

I've used that as my inspiration!
They also have a fab give away on now too!

The image was a dream to colour  with my promarkers
& I added some sparkly highlights using my trusty
Sakura Clear Star pen!
I printed & coloured the image twice.
I cut out the first image with a circle nestie then fussy cut around the second
 & layered it on top of the first one.
My base card was made
using a gold coloured card blank.

The sentiment ticket is from The Crafty Pad too,
you can find it here

The ribbon I have used was from a local haberdashery shop.
I found it in their bargain basket a couple of years ago.
I added a little bell which I had in my charm jar!
I have no idea where it came from.
Thanks for stopping by & checking out my creation!
Don't forget to stop by the challenge blog for some more 
inspiration from the mega talented Ladies of Team A

To make playing along even more worthwhile,
we have a lovely sponsor

Who is offering a £10 Voucher for one lucky winner 
to spend in her fabby online shop!
I do hope you find the time to play this week!

I'd like to enter this little card in the following list of challenges:
The Corrosive Challenge Know When To Fold 'Em
One Stitch At A Time Make 1 for Christmas
Stampacular Sunday Challenge Not Just An Ordinary Card
The Ribbon Girls Photo Inspiration
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas No Patterned Paper
Clearly Inspired Ribbon Or Twine  Already entered
Crafty Ribbons Christmas
Bearly Mine Easel Card
Creative Card Crew Fancy Folds
OOh La La Creations Christmas Sentiment
Stamp & Create Winter Wonderland