Monday 22 August 2016

Happy Anniversary

Good morning all!
We've had a great week taking in the atmosphere at the 
Edinburgh Festival & Fringe.
It's back to normal today, back to work & I have a card to share!

This fun little offering was made for my parents anniversary!
I used the 7 Year Itch Decoupage Sheet from La Pashe
Wrinklies At The Movies CD.
My Dad is a big Marilyn Monroe fan, & my Mum loves 
the movies, so it worked well for them!

The base is 8"x8" Kraft cardstock.
The Papers are from the My Minds Eye, Best Of Paisley Paperstack.
I kept the layout fairly simple, adding a couple of bits of ribbon & some lace.
The sentiment was printed on some Kraft then cut out using a 
Spellbinders Callout die.

The stars were punched using an amazing Fiskars Punch that I won!
(It feels like it will punch through anything, like it's butter)
I then embossed them using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.
I added a sheer bow to finish it off.
As you can see from the photo, I decorated the inside of the card too!
Thanks for popping by, I hopeyou like it!

I'd like to enter this card in a few little challenges:
Ooh La La Creations -Three Embellishments. Top 3
CD Sunday - HOT HOT HOT (W1 of 2)  Top 3
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything Goes with Patterned Paper.
Dies R Us Challenge -Doily and/or Lace.
Fun with Shapes  - Lace.
Sparkles Forum Challenges - Lots of Layers.
Inkspirational - Patterned Paper.
My Time to Craft -Embossing (heat or dry).

Monday 8 August 2016

Baby Girl

Good morning all, what a quick weekend that was!
I hope you all managed to get ome time to relax & a bit of fun time too!
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe has begun, so the city is busy busy busy!
We managed to spend a little time soaking up the atmosphere & I'm
looking forward to my stay-cation next week, when we can make the most of it!
Here's the card I have to share today!

It's a little A6 Baby Girl card.
I used an image from La Pashe for the main focus.
I used a spellbinders circle die to cut it out & a scalloped circle to mat.
The edges have been distressed & inked a little.
The embossing folder is a cuttlebug one if I'm not mistaken.
The sentimet was done on the pc & I used a border punch for the decorative mat.
The ribbons & heart gems are from my stash.
Thanks for stopping by today!
Hope you like it!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Craft-Dee BowZ Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.
Ooh La La Creations - Ribbons & Bows.
Come and Get It - Buttons and Bows.
A Gem of a Challenge - Buttons & Bows.

Monday 1 August 2016

Oh What A Night!

Good Morning all! I hope you're well! 
Unlike the young lady featured on my card today! Lol

This is a card I made  while back but didn't blog right away as the person
it was for hadn't recieved it yet!
The image is by La Pashe. It's decoupaged, but it's difficult to see in the photos.
 The papers are from Lidl, the ribbon & sequins are from my stash.
I inked the edges of the papers with a liquid chalk inkpad.
The glittery 50 is from my stash too! I think it's papermania.

As you can just about see, the inside of the card is decorated too!
Thanks for looking in today, I hope you like my card!

I'd like to enter this card for a few little challenges:
 Love to craft - anything goes.
Allsorts  - A Touch of Sparkle.

Just Us Girls - Let's Hear It For the Girls.

Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes.

Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes.

Monday 25 July 2016

Happy Birthday Joyce

Good morning peeps!
It's been a while I know! I'm Not getting much time in my craft room 
over the summer months but I did manage to make this little card
for Joyce, my dear Mother In Law's 80th Birthday today.

The base card is 8"x 8".
The papers are from the My Minds Eye, Best of Paisley pad.
The gorgeous image is So Chic For HOLLY, by Rick St Dennis
She's perfect for my MIL as she also  has two poodles!
The image was coloured with a mix of Promarkers & Flexmarkers.

I made the sentiment button in my graphics programme.
I've included it in Png. form below. 
If you'd like it, just click on the pic & save to you computer.
All I ask is please don't share, send your friends over to collect it if they'd like it.

The lace & vintage style seam binding are from my stash.
I used spellbinders circle dies to cut out the image& entiment, then 
distress inked whilst still in the die.
 The fish tail was cut using a square punch.
The inside was decorated too.
Thanks for popping in today, I do appreciate your visit!

I'd like to enter this card in a few challenges:
The Corrosive Challenges Nature - Animals 
The Ribbon Girls -  "Anything Goes as long as it has an image" 
  A Gem of a Challenge - Animals 
Animal Friends Challenge - Punches and/or Dies
 Crafty Ribbons - Pink & Girly 
 Creative Knockouts - Birthday Wishes 
 Hannah & Friends Animals 

Monday 11 July 2016

City Gent

Good morning all!
I have a card to share with you today!
This one was made for my brother's birthday!

It's been kicking about as a draft post on my blog for ages, so I
thought I'd best share it with you now!

I used the Papermania Heritage Press City Gent collection to make my nice & simple
A5 gatefold card. The decoupage was layered up with foam pads.
A bit of matting & layering with the papers & a couple of buttons to embellish.

I added a couple of buttons & an eyelet to the sentiment tab.
On the inside I added a die cut tag with a little a
La Pashe Easy Peely Short n Sweet Verse 

I couldn't get the card to lay flat on it's own, so I popped 
a paperclip on it to keep it in place!
Thanks for popping in today, I hope you like my little card!

I'd like to enter a couple of challenges as listed below:

AAA - #68 Tags  (W2) (Sun).
 Addicted to CAS  -  #92 Stripes.
Allsorts - #371 One For The Boys (Winner)
Imagine That! Creative Playground - July - Fancy Folds. 

Incy Wincy Designs - Fancy Folds (Winner)

Monday 4 July 2016

A Birthday Card

Good morning all!
A Very Happy 4th of July to all who celebrate!

Monday would normally have meant a post for Eureka Stamps DT
but as they are taking a break for the summer, I thought 
I'd share this card with you today instead!
It was made for my niece's husband.

I used a 6"x6" Kraft base.
The papers are from Papermania & were part of a covergift
which came with the Creativity magazine.
I distressed them with scissors & some liquid chalk ink pads.
The blueish paper was also embossed, using a brick embossing folder, before
being swiped with the chalk ink pad too.
Kraft was used for the matting & layering. 
The sentiment was die cut from Kraft too, using a Sue Wilson die.

The centre panel was wrapped with some string & popped up
on some foam pads for dimension.
The inside was decorated to match but I didn't get a photo of that!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you like my little card!
Have a great day!

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

Paper Creator's Crafts - July - Just for Men (M)

Crafting with Dragonflies - Card with Sentiment as Main Focus (W2 of 2)

Crafty Calendar - July - Punches and/or Dies (M)

Just Add Ink – Just Add S W (String)

Cardz 4 Guyz - Clean and Simple (W)

Everybody-Art-Challenge - For a Boy or Man (W)

Friday 1 July 2016

Christmas Is Coming Today

Good Morning all!
La Pashe are back on our screens at Create & Craft today!
Bailey will be demonstrating the new Sticker Stamps & Verses
Here are the samples I've made using the Sticker Stamps
If you're watching the shows, keep your eyes peeled for them!

The stickers can be coloured.For this one, I've used pencils 
but you can use your favourite medium.

This one was simply adhered to some linen embossed card stock

This one was again coloured with pencils

Finally, this one was adhered to some patterned paper!

Don't forget to tune in to 
La Pashe Ltd
Create & Craft TV today at 9am & 3pm 
Sky 674,  Freeview 23, Virgin 748 & 
Freesat 813
The shows are on at 2pm  6pm
Create & Craft

Saturday 25 June 2016

Christmas Is Coming........

Good morning all & a happy Saturday to you!
This is sadly my last GDT post for Scribbles Designs Challenges
Here's my card!

My Christmas In June card was made using   

Those of you who know me will know I'm a sucker for a snowman!
The cuter the better! Lol

I opted to go with Christmas, since Katrina the other GDT  pointed out,
"It's exactly 6 months until Christmas!" Eeeeek!
I used a bright yellow 6"x6" card base & fairy light papers from my stash.
The image was coloured with Promarkers, Copics & Flexmarkers then
cut with an oval die & matted on to a scalloped oval.
I made some fish tails & added some ribbon with a double bow.
The sentiment tickets were bundles in the corner & a few buttons 
were also added to embellish.

I have to say a great big thanks for inviting me to GDT! 
It sure has been fun playing with these images.
Hope I can do it again sometime!

I'd like to enter this card in some challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - 287 Use a Sentiment - Winner!
Hiding in my Craft Room - Any Holiday
Crafty Catz – Let's Button It -Winner!
Simply Create Too -Christmas in July (W1 of 2) (15/7)
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - WarmWinter Clothing (12/7)

Monday 20 June 2016

Here Comes The Bride

Good morning all!
It's Monday, therefore it's time for me to share my DT card 
for the latest challenge over at Eureka Stamps
This week, the theme is very fitting for the month of June!

I've used the delightfully pretty image, # 55601 Wedding Bells
to create my White on White CAS Wedding card.
The inspiration for my layout came from the sketch over at

I started with an A5 Linen embossed base.
The embossed Script panel was popped up on some foam tape for 
added dimension, next I created a frame using two Spellbinders 
rectangle dies then added a wire word. 
A little bit of shading was added to the image using promarkers, then
it was diecut & then glitter added to the edge, before matting on to the
scalloped circle die cut.
That's about it!
I do hope you like my card & I hope you can play in 
the Challenge this week! Can't wait to see what you create.

Share Joy Challenge - Sketch CAS = Winner!

Monday 13 June 2016

One For The Guys

Good Morning all,
The weeks are flying in aren't they!
I just can't believe we are in mid June aleready.

I'm in the middle of trying to sort out my craftroom/spare bedroom
between guests but have taken time out to make this little card.
for the challenge over at Eureka Stamps this week where the theme is

I've used the gorgeous little image
Isn't it just adorable!
My mum & dad live just at the edge of an estate & go walking
in a local country park most days. Deer are a common sight, so I thought 
this would be the perfect image for my Father's Day card to my dad!

I used a 6"x6" Kraft card base & Kraft papers which I lightly distressed with some scissors.
The image was coloured with Promarkers then cut using a Spellbinders die.
I added a computer generated sentiment, some twine & some 
scrabble type wooden letters to embellish!
I hope you like it & I look forward to seeing what you create for the challenge

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

Glitter n Sparkle W - Father's Day (wed) (Winner!)
One Stitch At A Time 2W - Layer It Up! 25/6
Stamping Sensations  M - Feature a Creature 30/6
Creative With Stamps Challenge M - Masculine Cards 30/6
Lunagirl M - Fathers & Brothers 30/6
Catch The Bug  W- Masculine
Crafty Calendar M - Father's Day/For a Male 5/7
Crazy 4 Challenges W -Make it Masculine
Jo's Scrap Shack - W -  Father's Day
Kitty Bee Designs - 2W Masculine Cards/For Dad
Pattie's Creations - M - Father's Day or Graduation 29/6
QKR Stampede W  - One for the Guys

Saturday 11 June 2016

It's Caturday!

Good morning all!
Here I am with my first GDT post of this month for Scribbles Designs
I love these cute little images, so fun to work with!

This is #400 Nimble Puss. Is that not one of the happiest kitties you've seen!
and #0108 Caturday, a fantastic, fun, little sentiment!
Who doesn't love Caturday! lol

My card base is 6"x6"
The papers I've used are Birdsong, by First Edition, 
The image was coloured to match the papers, using Flexmarkers
I cut the image & sentiment out using Spellbinders dies.

Check out the images here & check out the challenges here.
It's always fun to play along, and you don't need a Scribbles Design image 
to play but they do love to see them.
There are lots of freebies available to play with too!

Thanks for stopping by!
I'd like to enter my card in a few little challenges:

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Use a Die Cut (W1 of 2)
Crafty Catz  - Animal Magic
Scrapy Land Challenges - Anything Goes ( W2)Spellbinders dies used
 Deep Ocean Challenge - Our Furry/Feathered Friends (w2)
Digi Choosday Challenge - Add a Sentiment 28/6

Monday 6 June 2016

Things With Wings

Good morning all!
It's Monday, which means a new challenge over at Eureka Samps!
This week, the theme is a favourite, which can be interpreted in so many ways.....

I've made a fairly quick & simple Cristmas card, using the fab little image
I love this little lady! I've used my Sakura Glitter pens to colour up parts of the image,
then added a bit of shading with a promarker.
The DP is Papermania & I've added embossed panels.
 (swiss dots & snow flakes)
Each layer is popped up on foam tape.
The ribbon is from Lidl. I cut the image out with a 
Spellbinders Oval die & inked with a liquid chalk inkpad.
The colour looks a bit off but it's actually much closer to the DP irl.
A few tiny gems finish off the corners.
I hope you can play along this week in our challenge

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas-  #284 Vintage or Anything Christmas (w)
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra  Anything goes as long as it is Christmas (M)
A Snowflakes Promise -  #23 - Anything Goes (2w)
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - #73 - Traditional Colors (2W, 1)

Monday 30 May 2016

Under The Weather

Good Morning All! 
It's Monday which means it's time for this weeks challenge over at
Eureka Stamps, where the challenge theme is
Here's my card!

I used the great little Digi Image  2006 (424) Rainy Day Duck
and the Digi Sentiment 2007 (424) Under The Weather
To create my Get Well card!
The card base is 6"x6", the image and sentiment were coloured with my Promarkers,
cut out with Spellbnders dies then inked at the edges with a liquid chalk inkpad
The papers and doily are from my stash.
The layout of my card was inspired by the sketch

From Tuesday Morning Sketches.
I did mess about with it a bit though!

You can just about see I decorated the inside too!
I hope you can play along in uor super easy challenge this week!
I can't wait to see what you create!

I'd like to enter  a few challenges with this card:
Come and Get It  W #120 Use a Doily (sun)
A Gem of a Challenge 2W Weather, choose any season (Sat W1)
Crafting with Dragonflies 2W  #58 Animals (Sat W1)
Crafty Calendar M May - things with wings (Sat)
Brown Sugar  W  #200 - Speech Bubbles (Fri) Winner!!!!
Cut it Up 2W  #97 Use any sketch (Fri W1)
Quick Quotes M  #63  May -Things with Wings
Tuesday Morning Sketches  #353 - Sketch (Tues)