Saturday 25 January 2014

Candy Winner Announced!

Good morning lovelies & a very Happy Burns Day to you all!
It's time to announce the winner of my followers Candy giveaway!

I consulted with Mr Random.Org this morning & he generated a number for me

Little drum roll please drrrrrr...................

# 9 - That's you Rachel Fisher! Yay
Please email me 
to claim your prize!

Now while I was chatting to Mr Random, he accidently generated 
another number so to be fair I thought I'd add in another little prize!

#28 That's you Karin
can you also email me for a little surprise!

Thanks to everyone who played along & to all of you who visit my blog!
I love seeing all you little faces at the top of my blog each time
I log in.  It reminds me how many lovely people I have met
through blogging & the crafting world!

Surprise Wallet

Good morning all!
Here I am with a different little project for you!

Surprise wallet, one of the fabulous 3D projects from the

 S&S 3D

I decided not embellish this project as I wanted to showcase
it in the basic form. I reckon this would be suitable  for a male or a female.
Just adapt the papers & embellishments to suit!
I've tucked a little credit card sized gift card inside!

In this photo I've tucked the gift card in the other side!
 I constructed this project using a good quality double sided paper
which I feel is the perfect weight for all the projectson the CD.

There are easy to follow instructions for all the projects & the files are
 available in both PDF for hand-cutting or SVG for machine cutting. 
Thanks for popping in, I hope you like it!

Friday 24 January 2014

New Year & 500 Followers Blog Candy

**This Is A Sticky Post, Until 25th January 2014! 
Please Scroll Down To See Newer Posts**
Good morning my lovely blog readers.
The fun of the festive season is over & we're all back to normal here!
However, I thought it would be nice to have something to look forward to!
So, to celebrate the New Year & reaching a massive 500 blog followers,
 I have decided to offer a little candy up for grabs!

To enter al you have to do is add your name to the linky below.
I would prefer it if you were a follower of my blog, but please don't just 
join for the candy give away & then leave again.
If you'd be kind enough to share this post, that would be fab too.
Please, no candy only blogs, I will delete your entry from the linky.
To give everyone a chance to catch this post,
I will draw the winner on 25th January which is the birthday
of the Scottish Poet Robert Burns!
Good Luck everyone!

Thursday 23 January 2014

Baking Shelf 2

Good morning all! It seems I'm on a roll this week! lol
It's Thursday & time for a card for Just Inklined
Here it is!

The lovely image which I have used is called
It reminds me of visiting relatives when I was a little girl, there was
always a cake being made, in the oven or ready to eat!
I used this sketch 
from Sketch Saturday for my layout

Here's a closer look at the image.
I coloured it up with my watercolour pencils!
I think I still need a lot of practice but I'm fairly happy with 
how it turned out! I inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink
The papers I have used are Kitschy Kitchen by Melissa Frances
Perfect for a kitchen/Baking themed card with all those little cakes.

I added a little Petit Four case under the seam binding bow
just to embellish!  Lol! Well it's a bit different &
this card is destined for a Truffle Making friend of mine!

Thanks for popping in, I hope you like my card.
I'd like to enter it in a few challenges:
Just Inspirational - Anything Goes
PDE Linky Party - Friendship Cards
Top Tip Tuesday - Use A Sketch
Tuesday Throwdown - Baked Goods
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything Goes With A Handmade Bow
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge - Photo Inspiration
Open-Minded Crafting - Warmth (food or clothing)

Wednesday 22 January 2014

For The Girls

Good morning lovelies, here I am with yet another card to share with you!
It's time for the new challenge at
Crafting For All Seasons where the theme this time is
Here's my card!

The image I have used is from our sponsor 
She's called Emily Spring Ladybugs

A closer look at the image. 
Coloured with a mix of Flemarkers & promarkers. 
The edges were distresses with a pair of serrated scissors, then inked 
with a liquid chalk inkpad.The DP is from Papermania &
the butterflies were punched with a Tonic punch.
The lace & ribbon threaded through it are from my stash,
as are the little self adhesive pearls on the butterflies!

A little side view just to finish, you can see the inside is decorated too!
Thanks for popping in!
I hope to see you in the challenge

I'd like to enter this card in a few little challenges:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Make It Feminine
Passion For Promarkers - Use Ribbon Lace or Twine
My Sheri Crafts - Use A Digi
Totally Gorjuss - Lace & Pearls
Craftitude - Anything Goes/Ribbons & Pearls

You Can Stand Under My Whimsy Umbrella!

Good morning all, 
 Here I am with my DT sample for the 

I have used the image Umbrella- Whimsy 2 from our sponsor 
To make this circle stepper card.
I cased a card made by a blogger friend of mine Ali, a while back!
It took me ages to figure out the measurements & after tearing out my hair,
doing so, I realised I should have looked for a tutorial! Doh!
Anyhoo, the base was made using Dottie Card from Anna Marie Designs
The fabric behind the image & sentiment is recycled from a
gauze dressing which was out of date.
The flourishes are cut using Marianne Design Dies.
The pins are from my stash & the flowers were from a candy I won ages ago!

Here's a closer look at the image!
I coloured it with a mix of Promarkers & Flexmarkers,
Then inked all the edges with Spun Sugar Distress Ink
If you haven't joined in the fun yet please do here!

I'd like to enter this little card in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Bow Die's
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes/Fancy Folds
Craft Your Passion - Music Themed/Inspired (Umbrella by Rihanna)
Lexies Creations - Fancy Folds
Through The Purple Haze - Favourite Colour
One Stitch At A Time - Use A Digi
Fussy & Fancy - Monochromatic
Stampin' For The Weekend - Happy Birthday

Monday 20 January 2014

Ooh La La!

Good Morning all!
Here I am with my second post of the day & my first DT card for
  Ooh La La Creations!
I got an email from the lovely Anne, asking if I'd like to join the team!
Of course I jumped at the chance!
The theme for the new challenge is to make a Man Card
Here's my project, made using the Boys To Men CD

The pyramid decoupage & papers were all from the CD.
The sentiment was made on my pc.
The layout is the great sketch over at Little Claires
As they are looking for Thank You cards, I can't 
enter the challenge, but I do really love that sketch!

I added a tailored bow  & some buttons threaded with twine.

A little side view to show the dimension

A little view of the inside too! 
Thanks for popping in today, I hope you like my little creation!
Don't forget to share your Man Cards with us at OOLCB!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
A Gem Of A Challenge - One for the boys
Digitally Sweet - Anything Goes
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Auds Sentiment Challenge - Any Sentiment
C.R.A.F.T - Decoupage
Charisma Cardz - It's A Boy Thing
Scrap It With A Song - Don't Stop Me Now (Queen) That bear is having such a good time!
Seemacrafts - Anything Goes

Surprise Purse

Good morning lovelies, it's not often I'm here here on a Monday but I just
had to share this little project with you all!

This is Surprise Purse from the Spring & Summer Templates CD Rom

Template banner

available from La Pashe

Here's the inside of the purse, as you open it, the inside panel pops up
to reveal a little gift card, cash or whatever you choose to put inside!
(in this case a gift card for a local restaurant)
To make this little project I used papers from Papermania, 
a little pearl ribbon slider & some ribbon from my stash.
As I don't have a cutting machine, I used the PNG file, hand cut
& used super sticky DST to stick it together.

The lovely Jak Heath will be on Create & Craft TV at 9am & 2pm today
20/01/13, to demo the CD-Rom & let you see just some of the 30 projects you can create!
The files are in both PDF & SVG format, they come with easy to follow instructions
& are fantastic fun to make!

Tune in to Sky 671, Virgin 748, Freeview 36 or Freesat 813
at 9am & 2pm
email in during the live show for a chance to win one of the projects that Jak 
will be making on the show -
You can also watch it online at

Don't hang about if you want this great little CD-Rom, 
I reckon it's going to be very popular!

I'd like to enter my little purse in a couple of challenges:
All Crafts Challenge - Anything But A Card
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes/Ribbon
Craftitude - Anything Goes/Ribbon & Pearls
Crafts 4 Eternity Challenge - Fancy Folds
Fun With Shapes - Gift Package