Saturday 8 December 2012


Good morning bloggers!
Happy Saturday!
Here is my GDT card for  2 Sisters Challenge blog
where the theme this week is Snowflakes!
I had two cards in my head so I made them both! lol
Here's the first one!

I used an A6 card blank which is folded at the top!
I added some red vellum which I've had forever but don't seem to
 use much although I do really  like it.
Next I added a snowflake embossed panel.
I think this was a Papermania embossing folder.
Before attaching it to the card I wrapped my snowflake
ribbon around it. The ribbon is from Lidl, they sometimes have 
some great things for crafting! If you keep your eyes peeled! 
I also used a peel off sentiment! 
Sometimes you just have to!

A closer look at the embossed panel!
I added a snowflake which was cut with a Marianne Designs die.
Luckily it was in my box from last year as I can't find those dies!

Here's a side view to let you see that the vellum is loose at the 
top & bottom & I gave it a bit of a curl, just because...

Here's the second card!
same colours, same size & shape of card & pretty much the came
ingredients but I've used a Cuttlebug embossing folder. 

I used red foil paper for matting on this card.
As you can see I dotted a couple of self adhesive gems about!
I did think about adding a bow but when I tied it it made the card too bulky
to be mailed in the UK using a normal stamp, (especially as I want to 
include a Christmas letter) so I left it off!

Here again is a side view!
This weeks sponsor is 

I hope you can join in the challenge.
I'm sure everyone will make a card with a snowflake somewhere
on it at this time of year!

I'd like to enter my cards is the following challenges
Diva's By Design Let It Snow
Simon Says Stamp Snowflakes
Clear It Out Christmas or Red White Green
Ribbon Carousel Challenge Christmas Spirit
Shopping Our Stash Winter Holiday Snow/Winter Themes
Twisted Tuesday Winter White + include a snowflakes
Unstampabelles Christmas
Eclectic Ellapu Santas Paws & Or Snowflakes

Thursday 6 December 2012

It's Robin Week!

Morning blogland! 
Happy Thursday to you!
It's time for my Just Inklined card!

Meet Rotten Robin he's available at Just Inklined for the  princely sum of 59p
I just couldn't resist adding the Bah Humbug! sentiment.
The font I've used is called Frosty & you can get it free here
If you look at the Just Inklined blog, you'll see lots of Robins this week!
Lol! We must have all been of the same mind!
My base was cut using a scalloped circle Grand Nestability then
folded in half. The paper is digital freebie (it's been printed out in my stash forever)
& I can't remember where it was from.
When I do I'll add a link!

I coloured him up with Promarkers, chalked around with red
& chalked the background with blue but it's hard to see!
I then cut him out with a circle nestie & matted on to a scalloped circle.
I added little silver punched snowflakes with a Papermania gem at the centre.

The ribbon was from Lidl they have some great crafty bits & pieces sometimes

I tied a bow & added a sliver bell from MeiFlower.

I trimmed the tiniest bit off the bottom at the back to stop the card 
falling over to one side.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like my card!

I'd like to enter this little chap in a few challenges as listed below.
Thanks to the Feline Playful volunteers for their help!
Clear It Out Challenge Christmas or Red/White/Green
Deep Ocean Challenge Christmas
Die Cuttin' Divas Holiday Spirit
The Stamping Boutique Holiday Cards
Top Tip Tuesday Christmas
Made Especially For You Christmas Card with A Die Cut
Digi Makeover Challenge Tic Tac Toe (Red Punches Sparkle)
Kaboodle Doodles Use Circles
Lexi's Creations Christmas
Chalk Ah Lot Cafe Christmas With Chalk

Tuesday 4 December 2012

!!!!Sale Now On!!!!

Good Morning bloggers!
Just stopped in to tell you about a massive sale at 

Did you know that the shop & the challenge blog are closing?
Debbie the lovely boss has decided to give a huge 25% off 
of everything! From now until the 6th January 2013.
The shop closes its doors on the 7th Jan 2013!
Make sure you don't miss out on a bargain!
Debbie's images will continue to be available for purchase after the 7th Jan from

Just look under Digital Stamps/Line Art
 & refine your search to The Crafty Pad Designs
You will also find a search by designer box in the side bar,
just scroll down until you find The Crafty Pad Designs.
Happy crafting friends!

Monday 3 December 2012

Just Inklined To Hop In December

Good morning lovely bloggers!
Welcome to the December Just Inklined Blog Hop!

Our host is the lovely Karen L who has chosen the theme 
"All That Glitters"!
That lady has a lot to answer to! My husband has gone in to 
work this morning like a glittering example! lol
If you're following the hop, you'll have come from the beautiful & very talented 
Karen J's blog. 
Here's my card!

I've gone for white on white with some Diamond Sparkles!
The image I have used is Little Church In The Snow
just one more of my many fav images at Just Inklined
I coloured it up with Promarkers & Flexmarkers from Letraset

If you're anxious to hop on, your next stop is the awesomely talented
Tammy who will, no doubt, have something wonderful to show you!
Before you go don't forget to leave a comment as there are a
couple of spot prizes to be won & you never know where you might find them!
Read on to hear more about my card!

I used linen card-stock from Southfield Stationers
Ribbon also from Southfields shop
the sketch from

The photo Inspiration from

Cuttlebug embossing folders Snowflakes &Swiss Dots 
& a Marianne Designs Doily Die.
The sentiment ticket is fromThe Crafty Pad Designs

Thanks for hopping by!
Don't forget to leave a comment before you hop
on to Tammy's blog!
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges with 
thanks to the wonderful team of Feline Playful volunteers!
Emma's Crafty Challenge Let It Snow
Creative Craft Challenges2 White On White Christmas
Addicted To Stamps Christmas Time
The Ribbon Girls Christmas Projects
The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan Photo Inspiration
2 Sisters Challenge Christmas Sparkle
Crafty Calendar White Christmas (with the option of something metal)
Sweet Stop Sketch
Totally Gorjuss Anything Goes With Glitter