Saturday 1 November 2014

Not A Card - Take 2

Hi all, I'm back with my second post today!
This is the DT Project I made using a
Delicious Doodles image, for the new NOT A Card challenge at

I used Teri's fantastic Bark At The Moon image to decorate a candle!
I didn't have a lot of time but I really wanted to do this!
I printed the image on to tissue paper, put on to the candle then 
wrapped with greaseproof paper & heat set it!
Next I added some black Jaipur Lace from my stash et voila!

I packaged the candle in gusseted bag with a card backing using a couple of glue dots 
to keep it in place & added a little ribbon & a matching gift tag.
I hope you like it,
Don't forget to play along at The Crafting Cafe!
I'd like to enter my candle in a few challenges:
Mema's Challenge - Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles: Baby It's Cold Outide
Seemacrafts: Monchrome
Digitally Sweet: Anything Goes

Not A Card

Good Morning all!
It's Saturday! Yay!!!
Were you all bothered with Ghosts & Ghouls last night?
I locked my door & put out the lights & watched a movie!
Actully, I was ready but no one came to the door!
The kids on our street are all grown up now!

Anyhoo, being the 1st of the month, we have a brand new challenge over at
There are two brilliant sponsors this month!

Our theme this month is
NOT A Card
Here's my Artbymiran project!
A little wine bottle topper with a pocket on the front.
I did intend to put something in there but hey ho, or ho ho ho lol!

The image I have used is Christmas Elf, I love this little guy!

I coloured him up with a mix of promarkers & flexmarkers,
fussy cut him  & added him to the little wine bottle topper.
(I found the file in the Sihouette store)
I added a few little self adhesive gem stars too!

Closer look at the  little cutie!

View from the side to let you see the pocket!
The sentiment was printed out, then die cut & threaded with
 two colors of ribbon which were knotted at each end.
I hope you like it!
I also hope you can play in the challenge & make something 
other than a card for a change!

I must apologise for not having a Delicious Doodles project yet but life got in the way!
It will be blogged soon so watch this space!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday 30 October 2014

Pretty - Petticoats Three

Good morning all!
It's Thursday once again & almost the weekend!
So, it's time for my Just Inklined card for this week!

The image is one of my favourite favourites
I used a shaped card blank from Craftwork Cards as the base then
paper from the First Edition "Bo Ho Chic" pad.
I felt it had a vintagey shabby chic feel to it.

I changed the colour of the image in word, then
shaded with a "Linen" Flexmarker. It doesn't show up too well
in the photo but I wanted to keep the colour muted.
The image is matted on to the reverse of the DP

The sentiment is one I've had forever & was from Sentiments 4 You
I added a panel of DP which was edged with a Martha Stewart
 Doily Punch. I added some button twine, lace, flowers & a big
vintage button from my stash!
The inside of the card is decorated too!
Thanks for stopping by!
I'd like to enter the following challenges with this card:
Crafty Creations - Brads Buttons or Bows
I Love Promarkers - 3 Of A Kind
Digi Choosday - Use Lace
Just Inspirational - Occasions
Card Mania - Buttons (3rd entry)
Craft-DeeBowz - ATG + Handmade Bow
Eureka Stamps - Buttons & Bows
House Of Cards - Punch and/or Die

Tuesday 28 October 2014


Good morning all!

The Card I have to share with you today is  a quick & simple CAS card 

This one was made using an A6  Kraft base, with a rounded corner,
  a Papermania Topper & some Washi Tape!
I used this great sketch

from STAMPlorations as the inspiration for the design of my card!
(sadly though, I can't enter their challenge as I haven't used a stamp)
I distressed the edges of the topper with a pair of scissors,
then lightly inked the edges with a liquid chalk inkpad
I thenmounted it on some foam tape for a bit of dimension

The inside of the card was decorated in a similar fashion.
Thanks for popping in!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
The Glory Of Christmas - St Nicholas/Santa/Father Christmas