Monday, 5 October 2015

Autumn Leaves

Good Morning Lovelies!

It's Monday again & time for a brand new challenge over at 

Eureka Stamps, where this weeks theme is

Here's my little card!

I used a 6"x6" brown base for my card.

The totally sweet little image is Digi 27402 Parachuting Squirrel

& coloured him up with my promarkers!

I then cut him out with a spellbinder circle die using the out of the box technique.

The papers I have used are from Lidl & are embossed & glittered in areas.

I used foam tape to lift the leaves for some dimension!

The sentiment was done on my pc.

I had so much fun making this card, I also decorated the inside!

Thanks for popping by, I hope you like my card & I hope  you

can play along in the challenge!

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

Monday, 28 September 2015

What's New Pussycat?

Good Morning all, where did the weekend go?
I can't believe it's Monday already!
It's time for the new challenge over at Eureka Stamps!
The theme this time is
It just doesn't get any easier than that does it?
We're also having a Design Team call, check out the details here.
It's open to all levels of crafters & you don't need any previous DT experience!
So, on to my card!

I've used the super cute image Digi 409 - Checkerboard Cat 
to make my Black & White Card. 
I had the old Tom Jones song What's New Pussycat going around 
in my head the whole time I was making his card!
I shaded the image slightly with a grey promarker to give it a little depth.
I added a tiny little heart button from my stash, over the little heart on the image
The spotty paper is from Papermania.
The lace is from my sash & the faux buttons were done with an embosslit!
The image & sentiment were cut out with Spellbinders dies
I distresses the edges of the paper, image & sentiment panel with a pair of serrated scissors

I kept this card fairly flat for posting but I feel I managed to give 
the impression of depth with the matting & layering.
Thanks for stopping by today, I do hope we'll see you in the challenge,
remember you don't have to use a Eureka Stamp to enter, but there is
a little incentive if you do! 
Don't forget about the DT call too!
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Come & Get It - Clear It Out (use a stash item)
Robyn's Fetish - Square or Rectangular Cards
Sweet Stampin' - Use A Non- White Base
QKR Stampede - Cats Or Dogs
Scrapy Land Challenges - Use dies & Add An Image

Friday, 25 September 2015

Grease Is The Word!

Good morning all! 
The weekend is nearly here...... hurrah!
I have another card to share with you today!

It's another fun Anniversary card from the La Pashe
"Wrinklies At The Movies"
You've probably guessed the movie they're at already but if not, it's
Grease! It's brilliant isn't it!

The card is an 8"x8" base.
The patterned paper is from La Pashe too.
I matted it on to some black card & added some Papermania black spotty brads to the corners.
I then made a smaller panel to which I added some black lace & some smaller silver brads.
(I've had the brads in my stash forever)
I then matted & layered the decoupaged image on to some
red & black cardstock before adding to the card at an angle.

The sentiment was matted on to some black card & mounted on foam
tape at one end & DST on the other to allow it to be curved.
Inside the card, I added a mat of black card, to keep everything stable.
I also added a red diecut heart & a smaller white one on which to write a message.
Thanks for popping in, I do love a little visit!
Hope you like my card!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:-
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - It Takes Two
Crafting For All Seasons - Layering It Up
Shopping Our Stash - Show Us Your Smile
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes

Monday, 21 September 2015

Good Luck

Good morning all! Happy Monday!
Time for the brand new challenge for this week over at the 
Eureka Stamps Challenge Blog where our theme is
(Shades of one colour, skin tones are permitted too)

to make my Clean & Simple little card.
I used an A6 Linen Embossed Card base to whichh I added a strip of
Washi Tape.I coloured the image with my Chameleon Markers,
the first time I've used them. The image was then matted on to some green card
and mounted on some foam tape. The final addition was the cool green button
from my stash. The bottom corner of the card was rounded using a
Woodware punch.

Thanks for popping in today!
I'm lucky enough to have the day off work as it's a local holiday,
so you may well find me crafting at some point today!
I hope we see you in the challenge this week! 

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

Crafty Friends -  B is for... (button)
Addicted To Stamps & More - Make Your Mark
Inky Impressions - Fancy Corners

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

The Sheik

Good morning all!
The card I have to share with you today is the last of the samples I made for
the launch of the La Pashe
Wrinklies at the Movies CD Rom the other week!

The movie is The Sheik!
The card is an 8"x8" base.
The paper is from the CD also.
I cut out the decoupage & layered up using pinflair glue
The matted on to some white card stock
I felt I had to give them a little privacy, so I added some sheer fabric
drapes to my simple card design. I embellished with a few gems here & there,
a couple of little ribbon tie backs and that was pretty much that!
The designs are so great, they really just stand alone & you don't need much
in the way of fancy equipment to make great cards!
I took the photo then realised that a little of the frayed fabric edge had escaped as I
stuck it down. I used a heat source to seal the edge & stop it fraying any further.
Thanks for stopping by, I do hope you like my card.
I'd like to enter it in a few little challenges:
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes with a twist of Bright & Colourful
Crafting from the Heart - Always Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Always Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with optional "Love Me Do"
CD Sunday - Gorgeous Gown
Scrappers Delights - Always Anything Goes 
Crafty Ribbons -  Happy Birthday
Seize The Birthday - Birthday +  Topping - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Layer It Up

Monday, 14 September 2015

Football Crazy!

Good Morning everyone! 
It's Monday once again & time for this weeks challenge over at
Eureka Stamps, where the theme is

The cute little image I have used is
(It gets a bit confusing, as we call Soccer football in the UK! Lol)

I used a 6"x6" square base in grass green.
The papers are by Papermania & I've had them forever.
I coloured the image with my promarkers, then cut out 
with an X-cut square die. 
I inked around the edges with a Colour Q 
liquid chalk ink pad, while the image was still in the die.
The sentiment was printed, trimmed & then inked.
The photo corners are from a Sports themed scrapbooking set 
that I found in a bargain bin at a craft show.
 I do love a bargain, don't you?
The die cut trophy is from a blog candy that I won years ago.
The little die cut fishtail was in my scrapbox,. 
Thanks so much for popping in today, I hope you like my card &
I hope you can play along with this weeks challenge!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Eclectic Ellapu - Purple Challenge Anything from your stash 6 months old
Pile It On - Birthday
Robyn's Fetish - Cards With A Number On (1 on trophy)
A Gem Of A Challenge - Boys Boys Boys
Catch The Bug - Teens Rock
Crafty Friends Challenge - Something Beginning With B (Ball, Birthday, Blue, Boy)

Friday, 11 September 2015

New Home

Good Morning all!
It's almost the weekend, do you have plans?
There are a few things going on around here, so not sure quite 
how things will pan out!
Here's the card I have to share with you today!

A friend has just moved in to a new home.
He's back to the single life, so I thought this fun image was apt!
It's from a Kanban diecut topper & sentiment set, called 
So Macho- Funny Business.
it's been around in my stash for a while, just waiting for the right moment!
In fact everything on this card has been in my stash for quite a while!
I used an A6 silver grey card base & embossed with a chevron folder.
The dotty tape is from papermania,
I used silver peel off's for the sentiment to tie in with the silver foiling
around the image. I also added a little silver key charm.
I kept this card flat so it could easily be posted.
That's about it really. 
I know a lot of people find making cards for men quite daunting
 but I find if you keep things fairly simple & add a smile, it seems to do the trick. 
Thanks so much for popping intoday!
Have a great weekend!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
The Paper Shelter - Charming (use a charm)
City Crafter Challenge - Feeling Flat (flat cards)
Clear It Out - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Shopping Our Stash - Mirror Mirror
Unstampabelles - Boys Will Be Boys

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Breakfast At Tiffany's

Good morning all!
I have another card to share today!

As you can see, it's another of the samples I made for the launch 
of the new La Pashe CD Rom........
The Wrinklies At The Movies 

This one is an easel card. 
I used black card stock for the base & plain red paper to matt & layer.
The border was punched with an EK Success punch.
The design paper is from the CD
I used the sentiment as the stop for the easel section.
Added some ribbon & lace from my stash & a few die cut words.
You can just about see the little pocket/napkin with tiny cutlery charms.
I just couldn't resist, I've had these in my stash forever!
Hope you like it, thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to enter this card in a few challenges:
Clear It Out - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Lots of layers (3rd Entry)
Chocolate Coffee & Cards - Fancy & Feminine

Monday, 7 September 2015

Back To School

Good morning all!
It's Monday, so it's back to work for me,
 but also time to play in the latest challenge over at 
Eureka Stamps where the theme this week is...
Here's my card

I used this image recently, but I love her so much I just had to use her again.
Isn't she just perfect for a "Back To School" card?
I decided to colour her up using pencils this time.
I used a 6"x6" white base for this card.
The papers are from Lidl & the twine is from American Crafts.
The little buttons are die cut using Tattered Lace dies.
The layout is this weeks sketch from

I printed the little sentiment out using a font called

You can just about see that the image has been mounted on some foam tape
to give the card a little dimension!
Thanks for popping in, I hope you like my card & I hope you can 
play in the challenge
You don't need to use a Eureka Stamps image to 
play but there is an extra chance of winning if you do, 

I'd like to ente this card in the following challenges:
Allsorts - Lots Of Layers (2nd Entry)
The Pencil Case - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Back To School
Cut It Up -Sports
Fussy & Fancy - Back To School
Patties Creations - Back To School
The Stamping Boutique - Back To School

Sunday, 6 September 2015

My Fair Lady

Good morning all!
It's a beautiful start to Sunday here, the sun is shining & it looks 
like it's going to stay that way!
Here's todays little card!

It's another sneek peak at the samples I made using the
Wrinklies At The Movies CD rom
.My card is 8"x8"
I added a matt of plain black paper under the design  paper.
I then added some lace, black satin ribbon & sheer white ribbon.
I die cut a scalloped circle from plain black paper using a spellbinders die 
then topped that with a little doily. 
The decoupaged image was matted on to the black paper too!
I placed the image at a jaunty angle & added the sentiment above, using varying
depths of foam pads. The final additions were a feather, a triple bow & a little
black heart embellishment. The ribbon, feather & heart were all from
 Lelli-Bot Crafts

La Pashe Ltd
Will be releasing the new CD Rom as a One Day Wonder on 

Create & Craft
Freeview 36, Sky 674, Virgin 748 & Free Sat 813
on Monday 7th September at 4pm & 7pm.
I've just heard there's a show on Tuesday too!

You can just about see the dimension in the side view of my card!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you've enjoyed your visit!

I'd like to enter my little card in a few challenges:
Allsorts - Lot's Of Layers
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Fancy & Feminine
ABC Challenge - Q is For Queen Of Hearts
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - Anything Goes With Patterened Paper
The Sisters Of Craft - Anything Goes