Saturday 10 August 2013

Peas In A Pod

Good morning everyone.
I hope you are all well!
I've just finished up work for a week & we're having a little 
stay-cation here in our lovely city of Edinburgh!
If I get any good pics, I'll share them with you!
Now, todays card is a sweet & simple little Anniversary card,

The image I have used was taken by a friend of mine, Ana,
who kindly gave me permission to use it on a card & to blog it!
Thanks Ana, I love you & your pic too as you already know!
I was inspired by the YNS Sketch & photo inspiration 

Two little peas nestling in a pod! So sweet & a little cheesy! lol
The checked paper was from Craftwork Cards, the textured greem is from
American Crafts & the Kraft is from Southfield Stationers

I made up a little verse for the inside . I can't share it with you
just yet but I might do soon! The font I used is Pea Aimee,
you can download it or free here. The twine is recycled from a tag
that was on a top I bought. I often by this brand of clothing
& I love using the twine on cards as it gives a great rustic feel!
 The buttons are from my stash!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Bloggers Challenge (JFF) - Farm Fresh
Creative Corner - Eat Drink & Be Merry
Polkadoodles - In The Garden
YNS - Sketch & photo inspiration
As You Like It - Favourite Ribbon Or Twine & Why
Anything Goes Challenge - Coffee Break &/or Food
Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes With a Handmade Bow
Lexi's Creations - Anniversary

Thursday 8 August 2013

Strongo The Magnificent

Good morning everyone! 
It's Thursday already!
 That means it's time for my Just Inklined Card!
Today I'd like to introduce to you, my hero........

I've had this digi forever & use him time & time again!
I've tried to make him look a bit like a circus strong-man this time!
I was inspired by the photo at {PIN}spirational challenge this time.

Here's a closer look at the image!

Just look at those muscles! 
What guy wouldn't be thrilled to recieve a card featuring this chappy!
I coloured him up with a mix of Flexmarkers & Promarkers.

The fantastic stripey paper is from Southfield Stationers.
They have a great selection of great quality papers!
 I attempted to make a bit of a circus tent effect
& added some triangle corners! The sentiment was done on the PC 
using a free font called Carnival. A couple of little buttons threaded with 
some twine which was tied in a bow, to finish off !
Thanks for stopping by today! 
I'd like to enter this card in a few challenges:
Creative Belli - Summer
The Male Room - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Triangles
365 Cards - It's A Circus
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - Boy/Male Cards (digi & buttons)
{PIN}spirational - Photo Inspiration
Squigglefly - Masculine Card
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Boys Will Be Boys

Wednesday 7 August 2013

Something Hidden!

Good Morning Peeps & Happy Hump Day!
It's all downhill towards the weekend now! Yay!!!
Today's card is for Crafting For All Seasons.
You'd be forgiven for thinking the theme is still Christmas but no,
this time it's "Something Hidden"

My little card is an accordion card with a hidden tag!
The papers & elements are all from a Papermania Pack I got last year.
I used a 5"x12" piece of Kraft Card for my base & folded, to
give the accordion effect.

I used another piece of Kraft to mount the topper.
The elements are all matted on to Kraft too!

Here's the little tag peeking out from the back of the card,
with a little sheer ribbon pull.

This is the tag, resting on the front of the card.
You can't see it in the photos but I glittered them up with a
Clear Star Sakura pen. 
Thanks so much for popping in this time!
I hope to see you over in the challenge!
I'd like to enter this card in the following Challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge - Christmas In July
Paper Minutes - Gifts/Presents
Tuesday Throwdown - Don't be Square
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes

Monday 5 August 2013

Just Inklined To Hop = Monotone

Good Morning & A very Happy Monday to you!
Once again, it's time for another

Just Inklined Blog Hop
Our host this month is the Uber talented lovely boss lady Jak,
who has chosen a Monotone theme for us to play with!
If you're following the hop already you will have landed here from 
our lovely Karen J who I'm sure had something a-maz-ing to show you!
Now, here's my little creation

I have used the image Sunset Romance from
I just keep finding more & more on there to play with!
Now if you're in a hurry to hop on, you need to go to Tammy's blog.
Don't forget to leave a little blogger love at each stop as there are
the ususal spot prizes for a lucky commenter or two. 
Read on if you want to know more about my card!

I think this image is just so romantic, a bit of fun too though!
I coloured the image with a mix of Flexmarkers & Promarkers.
Cut it out & matted onto some parchement coloured paper.
The sentiment was generated on the PC using Filolex Girls free font.
The ribbon bow is seam binding, I just love that stuff!
The border was punched with a Martha Stewart Doily border punch.

My base card & design paper are from Southfield Stationers
The wooden flowers are from my stash as are the little pearls.
Now if you are still hopping, pop on over to see what Tammy has
to show you! Enjoy the rest of the hop & thanks so much for stopping by!
I'd like to enter my little card in the following challenges:
Stamping With The Dragon =  One Colour
Little Claire's = Wedding Anniversary
One Stop Craft = Keep It Simple
Pumpkin Spice = Sunshine
Sweet Stampin = By The Sea/Seaside
A Little Bit Crafty = Summer Sun
Digi Haven = Life's A Beach
Simply Create Too = Photo Inspiration
Crafty Ribbons - Use One Or More Circles
Happy Campers = Summer

Sunday 4 August 2013

Edinburgh Festival & Fringe

Happy Sunday all!
We had a lovely afternoon yesterday mooching about Edinburgh, having a look at what's going on!
We had some tickets for a BBC show & spent a bit of time in the BBC garden.
This is the Pleasance Dome, part of the Students Union.

The roof is a perspex dome which lets the sun shine in!
Lot's of different venues in here with all sorts of shows going on.

Cafe's & bars too!

Next was the BBC garden.

We stopped for a drink at The Pink Tent
and listened to the lovely music of Jo Mango

Finally we headed in to our show.
It was a lovely afternoon, I can't wait until the end of the week when we
 finish up work & have a little weeks stay-cation in our beautiful city!