Monday 30 December 2013

Winners Announced

Good evening all,
I just wanted to let you know that I have chosen the winning comment numbers 
on my Just Inklined Christmas post featuring Santas Tipple!
To date, there are 6 comments.
 To be fair,I asked Mr to choose for me.
 He chose the following

#5 Alison 
         #6 NanaConnie

Check your inboxes ladies, he should be with you now!
If not let me know!
Thanks to all who visit my blog & to those who take the time to leave some love!
I truly value all of your visits & your kind words!
Keep an eye out, I may just have a little give away coming up soon!

Saturday 28 December 2013

Toy Soldier Twisted Easel Card

Good Morning all!
I have a card to share with you today!
This is one for the boys, my great nephews to be exact!
I was just looking over the last of my Christmas cards & thinking I'm
definitely going to be more organised next year!
Lol Watch this space!

Once again, I have used Toy Soldier from the Christmas Box cd rom
by La Pashe. There's so much on there, you could have 
Christmas sorted in no time!

Here's the soldier! Isn't he fab?

A little side view to let you see the fold.
The papers I've used are  by Papermania. 
The greeting/stop was left over from another project.
 I just couldn't resist adding a red satin ribbon bow to finish it off!
Thanks for stopping by today, have a great day!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Starting All Over Again
Happy Campers - Christmas
Digi Haven - Red & Green
The Male Room - Celebration
2 Creative Chicks - Christmas/Winter

Thursday 26 December 2013

Merry Christmas Post

Hi all,
I'm here to wish you all a Happy Christmas.
I hope Santa was good to you all!
As it's Thursday, I have a Just Inklined card to share
I've had so much fun playing with Just Inklined images over that last year.
You can find them on Facebook too! Why not pop over, join in the fun
& share your Just Inklined creations!
Every day, this week, on the Just Inklined Blog, one or two of the team are 
showcasing their favourite Christmas cards that they've made 
using Just Inklined digital stamps.
Each of us are allowed to give away the image that we've used to make our
 featured card, to 2 lucky commenters, Whoopee!

Here's my favourite Christmas card for Just Inklined using 

Find him here for next year!
Be sure to  leave a little love for a chance to win him!
Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday 22 December 2013

Working With Sketches

Good morning bloggers, we're nearly there!
Are you ready yet?
It's time for my DT Project for this month's challenge at 
The Crafting Cafe, where the theme is

Here's a little Christmas tag I made using Sketch No. 4
I think it looks a little bit like a Christmas Bauble!

I was going to share some of the others I had made with you but 
the light is appalling & I need to get my wrapping up sorted so
I'm afraid must get on with it!
To make this little tag., I cut a the base circle from some corrugated 
cardstock using a nestie. I added a strip of Washi tape (I love that stuff),
then glued on some Poinsettia confetti using Pinflair Glue.
(I did try a quickie glue pen initially but it didn't want to stick).
I added some curling ribbon, & a plain white panel on the reverse,
to write my message on.
If you haven't entered the challenge yet & you're wrapping presents
 & making tags,why not try using the sketches for your inspiration,
take a little photo & link up to the challenge here!
The challenge is open until the 31st December.
Hope to see your entries soon!
I'd like to enter this little tag in the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - Last minute card or something you haven't shown already
Bastel Traum - Anything But A Card
Connie Can Crop - We Washi You A Merry Christmas
Lia Stampz - Make A Tag
Crafting With Dragonflies - Christmas Tag

Thursday 19 December 2013

Snowman Buddy Easel

Good morning all! 
I can't believe it's Thursday already!
Time to share another Just Inklined card with you!

A more or less white on white creation!
I have to say, this little guy has featured on many of my cards this year.
He's called Snowman Buddy & he's really just soo adorable!
You can find more of his snow-buddies here!
I must once again apologise for the photos but the weather has been 
so dull lately it's been difficult to get the light right!
The card is made using white pearlescent card-stock.

A little close up of the image, coloured with promarkers,
cut out with a nestie & glittered around the edges!
I added an embossed line around the edges of the card.
Used little rounds of card which were embossed with cuttlebug swiss dots & 
snowflake folders then glittered around the edges for
 matting & layering. The fibres & the little bell are from my stash.

A little side view to show the fold.
Thanks for popping in! I hope you like my little card.
I'd like to enter this card in a few challenges:
City Crafter Challenge - Jingle Bells
Creative Craft Challenges - White on White Christmas
Die Cuttin' Divas - Happy Holidays
Inky Chicks - Christmas (2nd entry)
Passion For Promarkers - Mega Christmas Challenge Include a Sentiment
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Make It Sparkle

Saturday 14 December 2013

Toy Soldier Card

Good morning all!
I'm so glad the weekend is here!
As it's Saturday, I have a La Pashe creation to share with you!

This is a single layer card that I made to send overseas.
I used one of  the Toy Soldier elements from 
I wanted to keep it as light as possible as I always include a letter.
I made up the card front in my graphics programme,
added a bit of Washi Tape & touched up with some Sakura 
glitter & glaze pens.

Truly simple & quick as a flash, so if you still have those last minute cards 
to get done, look no further.
There are also the download sheets if you want something more!
Thanks for popping by!
I'd like to enter this little card in the following challenges:
Brown Sugar - Christmas
Digi Haven - Merry Christmas
Stampin' For The Weekend - Use Some Red
Happy Campers - Christmas

Thursday 12 December 2013

Snowman Buddy

Good morning bloggers!
How are you all, well I hope? 
Can you believe it's Thursday already!
That means it's time for my Just Inklined post!
Here's today's little creation!

If you visit my blog regularly, you'll have probably seen this adorable
little image already! He's called 
I think he's just the cutest little snowman around!
Here's a closer look!

He's printed onto pearlescent card, then cut out with a nestie,
coloured up with promarkers & then glittered around the edges.
The base is 6"x6" made from pearlescent CS too.
I embossed a couple of tram lines around the edges.
Then I added a couple of DP's from the First Edition Christmas Village stack.

The Merry Christmas paper has an embossed finish to it.
I added some snowflakes which were punched with an X-Cut palm punch
then glittered & a little faux silk ribbon double bow.
Thanks for popping in!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Holly Jolly Christmas - Christmas & A Blog Hop
Inky Chicks - Christmas
Party Time Tuesdays - Christmas
Passion For Promarkers - Mega Christmas Challenge
Top Tip Tuesday - Snowflakes

Wednesday 11 December 2013

Anything But A Card

Good morning lovely readers!
It's time for a new challenge at Crafting For All Seasons.
The theme this time is

I've decorated a candle. I used an image from our sponsor
Robyn's Fetish he's called Carl The Snowman cute huh!
I printed the image onto some tissue paper, coloured it with Flexmarkers
then cut around it & placed it on the candle. I then wrapped a length
of greaseproof paper around it & heated with my heat gun, starting at
the edges & working my way into the middle until the tissue paper was
covered with a layer of wax.
I then added some Washi Tape, silver peel off star borders & stars from 
my stash. I've had them for years & years! 
I made a little base from some card decorated with Washi Tape,then placed in a bag
which I closed together with more tape. I also added a little gift tag.

Here's a closer look at the candle without it's packaging.
Thanks for looking & I hope you can join us for the
I'd like to enter a few challenges:
Just Inspirational - Washi Tape
All Crafts Challenge - Anything But A Card
Get Inky - Christmas
Perfectly Rustics - Christmas Gifts
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything But A Card
Totally Papercrafts - Anything Christmas (not a card)

Thursday 5 December 2013

Santas Tipple

Good morning all!
It's a  tad windy out there today! 
If you do have to go out, please stay safe!
A quick post from me today as I share my second 
Just Inklined make of the week with you!
I've decorated a candle & made a little card to match.

The image I used is Santas Tipple!
One of the nicest Santa images around & just one of the many 
Christmas digital stamps over at Just Inklined!
Printed on to tissue,I coloured him up with flexmarkers then
added to the candle. A little bit of Washi tape & some ribbon
& hey presto! The card was quick & simple.
With just some washi tape to embellish.

The candle without it's packaging

A closer look

The card on it's own!
Thanks for popping in! Enjoy the rest of your day!
I'm off to get ready for work!
I'd like to enter this set in the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
Crafty Little Fairies - Candy Stripes
Crafty Ribbons - Spots Or Stripes
Paper Crafting Journey - It's Christmas Time
LEJ Designs - Christmas Is Coming
Craft Your Passion - We Washi You A Merry Christmas
Perfectly Rustics - Christmas Gifts

Monday 2 December 2013

Just Inklined To Hop In Lavender & Lace

Happy Monday all & welcome to the December

Our host this time is the lovely Gaynor & she chose the theme - 
Lavender & Lace 
 (Eeek..... it's nearly Christmas Gaynor!) lol
Any hoo, if you're already hopping, you'll have landed here from the lovely &
talented Karen J whom I'm sure had something stunning to show you!
 If not, you can start on Gaynor's blog here & just keep hopping to 
make sure you get to visit all the ladies blogs! Just be sure to leave a comment at 
each stop as we always have a spot prize or two hidden along the way!
Here's my card!

Yes, I made an engagement card! 
The image is Love Cows from Just Inklined & I love it!
It's just so cute & romantic!
If you're in a hurry to hop on, your next stop is the delightful 
 Tammy who will astound you with her talent!
If not, read on for more about my card!

Here's a closer look at the image!
I coloured it with Promarkers then trimmed & matted on to lavender CS
I used one of Nikki's sketches, (No.3) from 
The Crafting Cafe  December challenge for my layout

The papers are by Do Crafts, I've had them in my stash forever!
The edge punch is Flower Doily from Xcut. The lace is from my local 
haberdasher & the brads were a bargain box find at a craft show.
As you can just about see, I decorated the inside of the card too!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Now if your hopping on, it's Tammy next & don't forget to
leave a little love for everyone!
I'd like to enter a few challenges with this card:
Left Of Centre Creative Challenges - LOC or no people
Wags n' Whiskers - Things With Wings (my wee plane)
As You Like It Challenges - Favourite Digi & Why
Auds Sentiment Challenge - Any Sentiment
Fab'n'Funky - Cute Critters
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Oldie But A Goodie - Ribbon &/or Lace

Saturday 30 November 2013

The Christmas Box

Good Morning Bloggers!
It's time for me to share a La Pashe creation with you!
I was asked by a friend to make some cards, in a super quick hurry,
 suitable for posting with a regular stamp here in the UK & for posting overseas! 
Here's what I came up with!

We had a look through The Christmas Box CD Rom
and my friend chose the cute little Snowman element as the image for her cards.
I printed the image & sentiment onto one piece of card, matted & layered onto some 
festive coloured card & then added strip of  Washi Tape to embellish! 
This card is suitable for posting in the UK.

The second card is a one layer card, suitable for posting overseas, 
the idea being to keep the weight down.
The image was printed onto an A6 Linen embossed card blank & a
dotted line was added as a frame. Again, the only embellishment is
some Washi Tape! I just love the stuff.  
So simple but just what was called for in such a short space of time!
Now, this has given me a few ideas for my own overseas cards!
Thanks for popping in!

Thursday 28 November 2013

Just Married

Good Morning Peeps!
I hope everyone is well!
It's Thursday already which means it's time for a 

As you can see I have made a Wedding Card!
The image I have used is the beautiful Just Married
Just perfect for happy couples of any age I reckon!
I coloured it gently with my flexmarkers, cut with a round die, then 
inked whilst still in the die. You might notice this started off as a 
white on white card but colours started to creep in a little! 
The sentiment was printed out  in Marriage Script & treated in 
the same way. I added a script embossed panel which was lightly inked.
Some seam binding & a few little roses to finish of the embellishment.

Here's a closer look at the image & the flowers.
To me it looks like they're heading off into the sky!
There are more fantastic wedding images available here!

A little side view to let you see that I have decorated the inside too!
Thanks for popping in! Hope you like my little card!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Distressing
City Crafter Challenge - Snow White (Mainly White)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Make it Fancy
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes With A Handmade Bow
Get Inky - Onward & Upward.... Skyward Bound
Come & Get It Challenges - Anything Goes + Use a Digital Stamp
Sweet Stampin - Cause For Celebration

Wednesday 27 November 2013

Happy Birthday!

Good morning lovely bloggers, are you having a good week?
Over at Crafting For All Seasons, it't time for a new challenge!
Are you all Christmas'd out yet?
Just to ring the changes, our challenge theme is

Our sponsor  this time is Bugaboo 
who are offering one lucky winner -7 Images of their choice!
The image I have used is the lovely

I just had to use bright colours on it!
Of course I used my usual mix of  Flexmarkers & Promarkers.
I added some Glossy Accents to the balloons & Stella's glasses
but I'm not sure you can see that in the photo.
The layout was a sketch from a challenge blog, but I got a bit confused
with my dates so have well & truly missed that challenge!
The papers I have used are actually Christmas papers from Papermania
But, I think they suit this image very well!

As you can just about see, I have decorated the inside of the card too!
Thanks for popping in, I hope you enjoyed your visit!
Hope to see you over at CFAS!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Ribbon Carousel Challenge- Holidays &Celebrations
Sweet Stampin - Cause For Celebration
Just Us Girls - Photo Inspiration
Totally Papercrafts - Add A Bow

Thursday 21 November 2013

Winter Blues

Good Morning Bloggers!
A second card from me & it's not even breakfast time yet! Lol!
This is my post for The Crafting Cafe if you'd like to see my
post for Just Inklined, please scroll down.
The theme over at The Crafting Cafe this month is 
I have used an image from our sponsor is LEJ Designs.
She's called Unhappy Angel.
I can understand why she's not so happy & feeling a little blue, she
only gets out once a year & she's stuck atop the Christmas tree!
I'll leave the rest to your imagination!
At least she's warm & cosy indoors though, especially with all those lights!

Quite a simple card. I coloured the image with a mix of Flexmarkers
& Promarkers, trying to use as many different blues as possible.
I then added some Glossy Accents to the lights & her eyes!
I have to say here eyes look a little odd in the photo as the
light is shining from above! I did intend to take my card to work so
I could get some daylight photo's at lunchtime but silly me forgot!
I had to use my lamp which isn't that great!
Santa if you're listening???? lol

I added some twine, a couple of little jingly bells & some ribbon.
The glittery reindeer is punched out with my latest purchase!
Cute isn't it!
I forgot to mention the little de-bossed Christmas Tree border
& the little sentiment banner from my stash.

Here's the inside of the card!
Thanks for popping in, I hope you can play in our challenge!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge - Winter Wishes
Holly Jolly Christmas - Warm Christmas
365 Cards - Day 322 Bright Background With Solid Colour
There She Goes - Winter Fun
Without Words - Getting Ready For Christmas
Tok Bobok - Christmas