Saturday 6 June 2015

Bloomin' Beaches

Good morning all!
If you're here on the Crafting Cafe blog hop, welcome to my crafty little place.
I'll hopefully get round all the blogs this morning while enjoying my coffee!

If it's your first visit feel free to have a good old snoop about!
If you're a regular visitor, hello again & welcome back, its always good to see you!
So, now on to my post!

Here's a heads up for you all!
La Pashe Ltd
La Pashe

Create & Craft
are on Create & Craft TV today!
Freeview 36, Sky 674, Virgin 748 & Free Sat 813
10.00am & 4.00pm

They are bringing us a new range of "Wrinklies at The Movies "
& some female versions of "The Grumps"
Here's one of the cards I've made as a sample for the show!

This is Bloomin' Beaches!
You'd think a day at the beach would be fun but just look at the weather!
A real Birthday Treat NOT! Poor Thing!
The Decoupage is easy to cut out & I've layered it with pinflair glue.
I've used an A5 card blank & the DP I have used is from La Pashe too.
I distressed the edges of the DP & the image with a pair of serrated scissors
then  inked with liquid chalk.

I've added some Anita's 3d Clear Gloss to the raindrops & her glasses.

I've wrapped some beaded twine around the & added a piece of 
burlap/hessian from my stash. 
The little fish charm just landed where it is so I attached that too!
The shells are die cut with Marianne Creatables & also inked with liquid chalk!
I hope you catch the show!
Thanks for popping in!
I'd like to enter this little card in a few challenges:
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Left Of Centre - For The Girls

Friday 5 June 2015

Ironing Fairy -La Pashe

Hi all, Happy Friday!
Today's card is one I made recently using the 
Gomes & Faries CD from La Pashe
Hands up who has the Gnomes & Faires Too CD on order?

This is the Ironing Fairy, if you hadn't already guessed!
I think we could all do with one of these!
I cut her out with a Spellbinders Grand Circle Die & matted on to a
Scalloped Circle. The base card was done the opposite way round.
The paper & sentiment is also from the CD & I've added a ribbon bow to embellish.

A little side view to show the dimension! 
Here's a little heads up, La Pashe will be on Create & Craft TV tomorrow,
I'll post more details then but keep the 10am & 2.00pm slots in your day free!
Thanks so much for popping in today! 
I hope you like my little card!

Wednesday 3 June 2015

Doppleganger Take2

Good morning all!
Happy HUmp Day!
Here's another little card using a sepia toned image from a
La Pashe decoupage sheet!

 I used the decoupage on another card just recently!
This one is for an anniversary!
I've used a 6"x6" Kraft Card blank for the base.
The DP is from my scraps & matted on to some very dark brown CS
I wrapped this with some twine from my stash.
The image was cut out using a spellbindes die & edged with some copper gilding wax
I did the same with a matt of Kraft.
The sentiment is from LOTV & was stamped & embossed with Copper EP.
I ran a bit of gilding wax around the edge too.
The little beads are from my stash!

That's it from me, I hope you like it!
Nice & simple & super speedy!
I'd like to support the following challenges:
Clear It Out - Anything Goes (DP Ribbon & Beads)
Digi Choosday - Use Kraft CS
Love To Scrap - Father's Day/Masculine
Mema's Challenge - Anything Goes/Graduation or Masculine Twist
The Paper Girls - Father's Day/Masculine
Glitter n Sparkle - Add An Animal
Addicted To CAS - Animal
My Time To Craft - Domestic Animals
Simply Create Too - Keep It Simple

Tuesday 2 June 2015

Vintage Pram - Baby Girl

Good Morning all ,
The card I have to share with you today is a New Baby card 
that I was asked to make, for some new Grandparents. 

The decoupage image is from the Best Of  La Pashe 2014 CD Rom
It's also available as a download - Girl Pram from the website.
The card base is 8"x8" & the papers are from the 
First Edition  - Bird Song Pack.
I distressed the edges & inked with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.
I made the sentiment in my graphics programme
& cut with a Spellbinders Die.

The lace & vintage seam binding are from my stash as are the flowers & leaves.
I think the flowers may have been from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Thanks for popping in, I hope you like my card.
I'd like to support the following challenges with this card:
CraftDee -BowZ - Anything Goes With A Handmade Bow
Crafting Form The Heart - Anything Goes
Come & Get It - Distress It
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes With Flowers

Monday 1 June 2015

The Cat Is Out Of The Bag

Hi all, I hope you're well!
I have something different to share with you today!
This is my very first post as part of the DT over at
Eureka Stamps!

I was delighted to receive an email inviting me to join 
the team of lovely & very talented ladies!
I'm super excited to be working with them all & with Eureka Stamps too!

The challenge theme for this week is
You can find the rules here

Now, here's my card.

The proverbial cat I mentioned is actually a 
The image is available as both a rubber & digi stamp.
I used the digi image to make my little CAS 1st Birthday card.
I printed the image out several times, on some paper from my snippets pile.
Next, I cut out sections & layered them up for some dimension. 
 The stripes were coloured with a prisma pencil to add definition.
The sentiment was printed directly on to the Kraft card base,
using a free font called Kirsten ITC.

The ribbon is upcycled, (it's those loops you find on clothes 
to keep them on the hanger) the buttons are from my stash!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like my little card!
 I had lots of fun making it up!
I hope you can play along in the challenge!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Glitter n Sparkle - Include An Animal
Addicted To CAS - Animals
Challenge Up Your Life - Digi Stamps
Less Is More - 2 or 4 Legs