Monday 28 December 2015

Snowman Or Snowflake

Good moring all!
Is it Monday Already?
I hope those of you who celebrate Chistmas had a lovely time!
I'm not in work this week at all so, am looking forward to a bit of R&R!
Now, on to the new challenge at Eureka Stamps, where this weeks theme is

Here's my card
I used the lovely Digi 23402 Snowman Circle for my card!
I kept the design simple & fairly flat for posting.
The base card is from Craftwork Cards, embossed using an Xcut snowflake folder.
I used my flexmarkers to colour the image, cut with a circle die, then outlined the 
image & the sentiment with some liquid chalk ink. The sentiment was also die cut.
The sentiment & image are popped up on 1mm foam pads for a little dimension!

In fact, I loved the image so much I made 4 cards!

They are all very similar in design but I used different colours
to ink the circles & sentiments! 
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you can play in the challenge!

I'd like to enter this card in a few little challenges:
Crafty Calendar - Let it snow 
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - anything goes Christmas 
Craft for the Craic - Christmas Cheer
QKR Stampede – Snowmen or snowflakes
Crimbo Crackers - Die Cuts 

Friday 25 December 2015

Candy Winners

Merry Christmas all!
Thanks to those of you who took the time to comment & play along in my
blog candy draw!

I've randomly picked a couple of winners from the comments left 
on my blog candy post & the winners are:
Please check your inboxes ladies, there should be a little something there for you!
Please let me know when you get it!

Hugs & thanks to all who commented!
Enjoy the rest of the festive seaon!

I've Got Candy

Morning all!
It's been ages since I've given away any blog candy!

I've decided to send a little surprise to someone's inbox on Christmas Day.
If you'd like a suprise, just leave me a comment telling me 
where you like to do your crafty shopping & what you'd like Santa to bring you!

I'll pick someone at random from the comments.

You don't have to be a follower of my blog, but it would be nice!
You don't have to share but you can if you want to!
Scroll down for my Eureka Post!

Monday 21 December 2015


Good morning all!
Not long now till the big day!
Are we all organised yet?
I most cerainly am not this year! I still have lots of shopping to do, & I'm 
working up until Christmas Eve, but I'm sure we'll all get there in the end!

So, it's time for the new challenge at Eureka Stamps, where this weeks theme is 
Here's my little CAS card!

I've used the adorable little Digi 16901Santa Stuck In Chimney

I've coloured the image using my Promarkers then cut with a Spellbinders oval die.
The base is an A6 white card blank & the background is from Kanban.
The image & sentiment were layered onto some Kanban CS.
I popped up the image & sentiment on some 1mm foam pads to add
some dimension but keep it within the normal UK postage limits
Not too much more to say about this quick & simple little card!

Thanks so much for dropping in!
I hope you can play in the challenge this week!
I'm sure you've all made at least one card featuring Santa!

I'd like to enter my little card in the following challenges:

My Time to Craft - Last minute Christmas makes 
Sweet Stampin - Merry Christmas 
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes

Monday 14 December 2015

Non-Traditional Christmas Colours

Good morning all!
It's Monday again, time is flying by!
It's time for the new challenge at Eureka Stamps
Where this week, the theme is
Here's my card

I used the sweet little image, Digi 17502  Snowy Church Circle.
I used a hot pink A6 base card & printed the image and sentiment
onto some super smooth card-stock. I coloured the sky with a Flexmarker in 
Blue Grey & used my Sakura Glaze Pen to colour the rest.
I added some touches of glitter using my Sakura Clear Star pen.
The button threaded with twine was sitting at the side & cried out
to be added to my project, so I did just that!

So there you have it, a CAS Christmas Card in Non-Traditional Colours.
You can see a little of the sparkle in this side view!
Hope you like it & I hope you can play along in the challenge!
Sorry my photos aren't the best but the weather was miserable & I just
didn't have time to wait for it to clear!
This card  was made with a couple of challenges in mind:

Crafty Calendar - Let it snow 
Brown Sugar  - Buttons
QKR Stampede - Snow Scene
4 Crafty Chicks - Non-Traditional Colours
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas
In The Pink - Pink Christmas
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Christmas Card

Monday 7 December 2015

Christmas Is Coming

Good morning all!
It'sMonday again!!!
The weeks are zipping by & I still haven't got myself as organised as I should 
be for Christmas this year! However, I'm beginning to clear my feet & feel 
like I'm getting there slowly!
is this weeks theme for the challenge over at Eureka Stamps!
Here's my little card!

Have you got your tree up yet?
I'm putting it off for as long as possible because I fear my kitties
may well be just like the image I have used this week
Digi 22304 Kitty In Lights
Isn't he just the cutest?
I love that cheeky grin on his face!
I've used a 6x6 inch base card. I decided to go with yellow,
one of the colours I picked out of the background paper.
I used my Sakura Glaze pens to colour the lights & a
Light Fawn Flexmarker, to colour up the kitty!

A bit of matting & layering & a border punched with a Martha Stewart punch.
The sentiment was simply done on my PC.
The little sparkly bow just landed there when I was messing about,
so I decided just to add it where it was!
Thanks for popping in to look at my little card today!
I hope you like it!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - Christmas anything goes 
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Time To decorate 
My Time to Craft - Christmas animals

Christmas Sparkle

Hello everyone, two posts from me today!
A while back, I was lucky enough to win a challenge at UnstampaBelles.
Part of my prize was an invitation to be GDT with them for a month.
The theme for the December challenge is

You can create something all sparkly for Christmas, not necessarily a card 

We all end up with glitter all over us and the creative space anyway at this time of the year
so go for it!

The twist is to make us (the readers) smile!

This can be with your project or with your post about that project!

A $20 Aust. Gift Voucher to an on-line shop of choice
(must be able to issue gift vouchers)

Here's my card!

I used a white 6"x6" base for my card.
I cut some glittered card stock using a Lawn Fawn Die,
silver for the snowscape & blue for the night sky.
I added a die cut, white glittery circle, cut with a spellbinders circle die
for a moon, then added some EK Success punched white glittery reindeer.
The snowflakes are punched, and the sentiment is a glittery peel off. 
I also gave my lead reindeer a red gem nose!
This card lurked about in my head for a while & it was good to get it made up
 I'm glad to say I was happy with the results!

Thanks for popping over, I hope you like my card!
I hope you'll play in the challenge too!
Just remember not to use a stamp, rubber or digi!

I'd like to enter this card in a couple of challenges:

Crafting with Dragonflies - anything Christmas, not just cards
My Time to Craft - Christmas animals 
Just Us Girls - merry 
Crafter's Cafe - Die Cuts and/or Punches 
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Christmas Goes 
Sparkles Forum Christmas - Die Cuts for Christmas
Tinker- Dream - Glitter
Creative Corner - Sparkle & Shine

Thursday 3 December 2015

Candy Mine Elf

Good Morning all!
This week is just whizzing by!
I've been getting ready for a little crafty sale so have been caught up making bits & pieces
as well as the usual stuff. Been busy at work too, so I'll be glad 
when the weekend is here!
Anyhoo, here's the card I have to share today!

This is an 8"x8" square base with decoupage, sentiment & design paper from 
The Gift Of Christmas CD Rom by La Pashe.
These are great to cut out & make up & there is also a smaller image on the
sheet, which I used to make a little card, but could be used for a matching gift tag etc!
Not too much to say about this one really, 
A doily, some matting & layering, a double ribbon bow & a little jingle bell hey presto!
You could add some glitter to jazz it up but I love it just as it is!

A little side view which I hoped would show the dimenson of the decoupage
but I'm not sure it does!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you like my card.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Fresh Brewed Designs -  Anything Goes Christmas
Paper Shelter Challenge -  A Christmas Card
A Snowflakes Promise Anything Goes with a Winter or Christmas Theme
Inky Chicks - Merry Christmas
{Pin}spirational - Inspiration Image
Shopping Our Stash - No Stamping
Artistic Inspirations -Anything Goes with Twist of Christmas
Quirky Crafts - Anything Christmas
Crazy 4 Challenges - square card or elements

Monday 30 November 2015

Christmas Tags

Good morning all! It'sMonday already!
The weeks are flying in!
It's time once again for a brand new challenge over at Eureka Stamps!
Our theme for this week is:

Here's my little tag:
The image I've used is 2501 Cat With Garland & I've also used the 
sentiment 23703 Meowy Christmas. (I've rotated to make it straight),
I used Kraft cardstock & a spellbinders tag die for the base tag.
I then used some sequin waste as a mask & daubed gold pigment ink & red
liquid chalk ink through in slightly different areas, to give a feeling of added dimension
The image was coloured in areas using alcohol markers.
I used a scalloped oval to cut it out & edged everything with the gold ink.
The image & sentiment were popped up on foam pads for dimension,
then I added some fibres, ribbon, gold braid & a little jingle bell
to finish it off.

You can see the gold shimmer a little better in this photo!
Thanks for popping in!
I hope you can play along in our Christmas Tags challenge,

I'd like to enter my little tag in a few challenges:

Craft-Dee BowZ - Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow
Glitter n Sparkle - Include a bow
Crafting When We Can - Don't forget the Animals
Die Cuttin' Divas Tag, Bag or Box
Crafty Boots - Spots or Dots
CAS on Sunday  Christmas

Tuesday 24 November 2015

Parrot Pals

Good morning all!
I'm back with another sample I made for today's launch of the new
La Pashe CD Rom "The PetSet" On Create & Craft TV

This is "Parrot Pals"
! I love the gorgeous bright colours of these feathered friends.
The grey reminds me of a friends African Grey, called "Bird" who loved 
to eat M&M's from a bowl. He was a corker!
My card is an 8x8 inch base with a bit of matting & layering of plain paper
as well as the patterened papers which are also on the CD Rom.
I used an Xcut punch for the decorative border.

I added some beaded ribbon down one side, this is from Lidl & was originally 
meant for gift wrapping. I love the different strands & I'm sure if the birds 
were real, they'd love playing with the beads! Lol
To further embellish, I cut some of thefeathers from the DP, feathered 
the edges & attached with some pinfflair glue for dimension.

The sentiment was trimmed, the corners punched & then mounted on a 
Spellbinders speech bubble die cut.
I think you can just about see the dimension in this photo!

So, don't forget to tune in to see the launch of the

La Pashe Ltd

"Pet Set" CD Rom on
Create & Craft
Freeview 36, Sky 674, Virgin 748 & Free Sat 813
today, Tuesday 24th November at 1pm & 6pm!

Tune in to see Bailey demonstrate all the lovely bits & bobs you'll find on there!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafting When We Can -  Don't forget the Animals
Simply Papercraft - Always Anything Goes

Monday 23 November 2015


Good morning all, it's Monday which means, it's time for the brand new 
challenge over at Eureka Stamps, where this week we have a theme of
Here's my DT card.

The image I have used is ChristmasAngel Digi 7504
My card is  6x6 inch Linen embossed cardstock.
I added a matt of pearlised gold card from my stash & a layer of 
holly printed vellum also from my stash (it's been there forever).
The image was coloured with my Sakura pens & some promarkers for shading.
I used a spellbinders circle die to cut out the image & a scalloped circle for the gold
mat behind. The ribbon is from my stash, the Noel is a diecut & the snowflakes are punched 
using an Xcut punch. The added gems were also from my stash.

A little side view to show the glitter & shine from the Sakura pens.
I'd like to enter this card in a few challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge  Inspired by Christmas song or Carol
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas  Things With Wings 
Just Us Girls Red Gold & Green
Quick Quotes Things With Wings
4 Crafty Chicks Inspired By A Christmas Song
Cardz 4 Galz  Your Favourite Christmas Colour Combo
Crimbo Crackers - Angels

Saturday 21 November 2015

Another Sneaky Little Peek!

Hi all,I have a card I wanted to share with you!

This is another sample made using a decoupage sheet "Knitty Kitty"
from the new  La Pashe CD Rom "The Pet Set" .
I made a twisted easel card using the decoupage & matching papers.
A bit of matting & layering, some tiny knitting & a few buttons to embellish!
(The base card is 8x8inch) 

You can just about see a bit of the dimension here in the side view
I apologise for the pics but I had to get my samples posted off & the weather
was just awful, so I couldn't get any decent light!

La Pashe Ltd
Will be releasing the new CD Rom  on 

Create & Craft
Freeview 36, Sky 674, Virgin 748 & Free Sat 813
on Tuesday 24th November at 1pm & 6pm!
Tune in to see Bailey show you all the lovely bits & bobs you'll find on there!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Crafting-With-Friends - Always Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Always Anything Goes 
Simply Papercraft - Always Anything Goes
In The Pink -Fancy Folds or Shaped Card
Moving along with the Times - My Favourite Things
Southern Girls - Patterened Paper Mix Up
Inky Impressions - Our Furry Friends

Friday 20 November 2015

Time To Retire & Reflect

Good morning all, happy Friday!
I have a little retirement card to share with you today!

It's a very CAS design!
The base is A6 Kraft CS. I embossed with a papermania pocket watch folder
Then swooshed with some DI in Antique Linen & added some bronze gilding wax.
The sentiment was printed on my PC using Mountains of Christmas font,
then die cut with a Spellbinders die & given the DI & gilding wax treatment.
I added a little watch charm to embellish.
As you can't do retirement properly with out a watch! lol

You can just about see inside in this photo.....
I added a vintage travel paper as the recipient loves to travel.
Thanks for popping in!
I'd like to enter this card in a few little challenges

Crafting for all Seasons -  Embossing
Little Red Wagon - Technique Card
Scrapy Land Challenges  - Monochromatic PLUS Use Any Brand of Die Scrapy Land Sales
The Crafty Addicts Anything Goes/ Use A Die Cut
Muse Challenge - CASE Muse's Card
Glitter n Sparkle - Add a die Cut/Punch Shape
Robyn`s Fetish - Wet or Dry Embossing
Crafty Friends Challenge - Add a charm

Wednesday 18 November 2015

Sneak Peek Time

Morning all, have you heard there's a new CD about to be launched by 
La Pashe!? It's called "The Pet Set"
I was lucky enough to be asked to make some samples for the launch,
using some of the decoupage sheets
Here's one of them

This is called Team work. 
The gorgeous background papers are from the CD too.
The CD has lots of cats, dogs, horses and even some birds, due to popular demand!
I made asimple little card with the addition of some Jute Ribbon & a couple of buttons.
The card base is a bit bigger than A5 just to give you an idea of scale.
(I do apologise about the photo quality but the weather was 
rubbish & I was keen to get these posted off)

You can just about see the dimension in this photo!
As always, the decoupage is a dream to cut out.

La Pashe Ltd
Will be releasing the new CD Rom  on 

Create & Craft
Freeview 36, Sky 674, Virgin 748 & Free Sat 813
on Tuesday 24th November at 1pm & 6pm!

I'd like to enter this card in a few challenges:

Crafty Sentiment Designs - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Always Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes

Incy Wincy Designs - Critters
Not Just Cards  - Always Anything Goes
Dragonfly +Dreams– Let's See Those Fall Colors
The Ribbon Girls – Use any Image

Monday 16 November 2015

Get Well Soon

Good Morning all! 
Monday comes around far too quickly these days!
Unless, of course, you're waiting for the new challenge at
Eureka Stamps to begin! This week, the theme is

Here's my DT inspiration card

 The image I have used is Sick Puppy, Digi 2002(492)
He's just too cute & just perfect for get well cards!
I didn't do much to the image, I coloured his little ice pack with a 
black pencil & added a couple of little bits of shading,
 which sadly,  don't really show in my photos!
The card base is A6 size white CS, to which I added a mat of black paper
The image & get well sentiment were printed on to white & I've 
added two bits of black ribbon, which were rescued from a  friends top ages ago.
I die cut the Hugs in black & white & layered to give some
dimension. Inside, I've simply added a plain paer insert!

A little side view for you!
Thanks for popping in today, I hope you like my little card!

I'd like to enter this card in a few little challenges:
Brown Sugar – No Patterned Paper   
Crafting-With-Friends  Always Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack -  Anything Goes]
Simply Papercraft - Always Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Ribbon
Southern Girls -Twine Tape or Ribbon
Inspiration Destination - Always Anything Goes
Clear It Out- White + 1 Color Stash: your choice (must be mostly white)