Saturday 7 June 2014

What A Nutcase

Hi di hi all,
I don't have a card to share with you today but I do have this!
I recently had an email pop in to my inbox from
Mr Nutcase
asking if I'd like to try out one of their phone cases & write a review!

The idea is you create a personalised case for your device.
(There are also a number of great designs to choose from)
The timing was perfect as I have been on the lookout for a case for my new phone!
I followed the steps on the website, previewed my case then submitted my order.
The process was easy to follow & done in no time!
A couple of days wait - communication was good at each step!
Et voila!
My lovely phone case arrived!
Here's the original photo which I cropped down.

The case was easy to fit & provides protection for my phone
leaving space in all the right places for buttons etc.


As well as phone cases, there are cases for  ipad, tablets & more!
I think it's a lot of fun & with such reasonable prices you could have a few
different cases to ring the changes!
They have also given me a discount code for everyone to use!

Just enter "Thanku10" at the checkout  to get 10% off!
Have fun if you do decide to design your own case!

Wednesday 4 June 2014

New Job

Good morning all!
A nice short post from me today!
The card I have to share with you, was a commisioned card. 
Oddly enough, I've had quite a few requests for New Job cards this 
month, I wonder, is it a sign that things are improving with the economy?
Here's what I came up with!

A simple little card in pink & white!
I created the sentiment on the PC then printed, cut out with a
Nesties Label die & inked with Spun Sugar Distress ink.
I used a white base then added two embossed panels which I inked,
then covered the join with a length of seam binding.

I added a separate hand tied quadruple bow.

Inside the card I added an inked panel & a little lucky black cat,
made with a Memory Box die.
Thanks for stopping by!
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Paper Pretties - Hip To Be Square
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT- Make It Monochrome
Craft-Dee Bowz - Anything Goes With A Handmade Bow
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
The ABC Challenge - M is for Monochomatic
Card And Scrap - Clean & Simple
Chocolate Coffee & Cards - Embossing (2nd entry)
PaperCrafting Journey - Perfect In Pink

Monday 2 June 2014

Just Inklined To Hop - Suitable For Father's Day

Good morning all & welcome to the 

Just Inklined Hop for June!
Our Host this time is the lovely Gaynor who has chosen the theme
Suitable For Father's Day
Hopefully you have come to me from her blog.
If not pop on over & start from there, I'm sure you won't be disappointed!
Now, on to my card.

I've used the great image - Gardening Boots- His
there's also a Hers version, which is much prettier!
If you're in a hurry to hop on, your next stop is Nicole don't forget to
leave a little love at each stop along the way as we have two spot prizes 
to give away to two lucky commenters! 
If you want to know  a little more about my card, read on!

Here's a closer look at the image which was coloured with Flexmarkers,
distressed with a pair of scissors then Vintage Linen & Frayed Burlap
 Distress Inks.

The button & twine are from my stash & the sentiment is a
 Papermania stamp which came free with a magazine.
 I tried using Distress Inks to ink up the stamp but it didn't give the 
effect I was hoping for, so I used a flexmarker instead.
Thanks for hopping along!
Don't forget to check out the Just Inklined shop!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Catered Crop - Garden Party
Allsorts - For The Guys
Di's Digi's Designs - Make It Masculine
My Sheri Crafts - Anything Masculine
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Father's Day/Special Man/Boy
Polkadoodles - Men On Our Minds
Simply Create Too - Father's Day/For A Male
Chrisma Cardz - Father's Day
Delightful Challenges - It's A Guy Thing
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - Father's Day/Masculine

Sunday 1 June 2014

Love & Marriage at The Crafting Cafe

Good Morning Lovelies!
Happy June! I just can't believe how quickly this year is flying by!
Today is the launch of the brand new challenge over at 
This month, as weddings feature high on the agenda, our theme is
We are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps

Here's what I came up with, a couple of non-traditional Wedding Cards

I used sponsor images for both of my cards!
such a fun image, it did make me giggle when I saw it!

coloured up with flexmarkers

I added a couple of panels embossed with a cuttlebug swirls embossing folder.
The papers are from Papermania, Venetian Skies.
The beaded trim is from my stash.
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Pile It On - Humour
The Paper Players - Wedded Bliss

Now, onto my second card.

This fun & funky little card was made using the image
As you can see I teamed it with Paisley Patterened papers from American Crafts

Coloured with the usual mix of flexmarkers & promarkers.

The sentiment is a LOTV stamp!
I used the sketch from
as the basis for the layout of this card.

Do play along with us this month & don't forget to check out the
DT samples which will be posted throughout the month!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Seemacrafts - Make It Cute
Glitter n Sparkle - Cute
Kitty Bee Designs - New Beginnings
Jellypark Friday Challenge - Bold & Bright
Going Grey With Scrap Creations - Celebrations (2nd Entry)
My Craft Spot - Wedding