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Monday, 31 August 2015

Angels

Good Morning all,
It's Monday again, which means it's back to work for me but
it's also time for the latest challenge at Eureka Stamps,
where the theme for this week is


The image I have used is digi16604 Caroling Angel
I coloured her up using a combination of Promarkers, Distress Markers & Sakura pens.
There's a great selection of Angels for all occasions in the shop should you need one!
I used a sketch from 52 Christmas Card Throwdown for my layout
It's from June 2013
The vintage papers are from my Christmas scrapbox, I've had them forever.
The lace is from my stash & the sentiment is die cut using a sizzlit.
The image & circles were die cut using spellbinders dies.
I then gave everything a touch of Antique Linen Distress Ink to add a little depth.


This card is flat so it can be easily posted.
Thanks for popping in, I hope we see you in the challenge!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Previous Sketch (June 2013)
Hiding In My Craft Room - Anything Goes
Little Claire's - Christmas In August
A Vintage Journey - Things With Wings (Distress Ink & Markers)
Cut It Up - Old School (old supplie -sakura pens,papers,dies)
Polkadoodles - Things With Wings
Crafting By Designs - Things With Wings
Fab N Funky - Things With Wings
Frilly & Funky - A Touch Of Gold

Friday, 28 August 2015

More Like The Movies

Good Morning All, 
The weekend is almost  upon us, thank goodness!
It's been a busy week & I've been very tired!
I have yet another Anniversary card to share with you today!
This one is for my brother & sister in law.


I used the small sepia toned image from one of the La Pashe 
Wrinklies At The Movies, decoupage sheets.
(When I was making this card, I had a song going through my head,
it was a tune by Dr Hook, back in the day, More Like The Movies.
I loved that song then & I still do now!)


I wanted to keep the card flat so I could easily pop it in the post.
The card base is A6 Kraft CS. I added a slightly offset plain black mat,
 then a panel of white embossed CS which was offset the other way.
The flimstrip was cut using a spellbinders die & I added some clear 
transparency fim to the cut out sections.
The little ticket sentiment was in my folder of images & sentiments
which have been printed off for a while. I layered up the bits from the
 cut out sections of the fim strip die & added it to the top.


You cant quite see it but I've a added a black panel to the inside of the 
card, with a white heart to write on. I've also added two
little black die cut hearts to decorate.
I hope you like my card, more to the point I hope the anniversary couple do!
Thanks for stopping by.
I'd like to add ths card to the following challenges:
Crafting For All Seasons - You're Having A Laugh
Crafty Cardmaker - No Patterned Paper
Get Creative Challege - No Printed Papers
Come & Get It - Blck & White With One Other Colour

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Baby Girl With Lace & Pearls

Good Morning all,
I'm back with another card today!
For those of you who asked, my first day back at work wasn't too traumatic
I actually enjoyed it if I'm honest (don't tell the boss though) Lol.
Here's the DT inspiration card I made for this month's challenge
 Lace & Pearls 
We have a new challenge every month which is 
Just For Fun & we welcome crafters of all levels.
We are a friendly (non selling) group & like to share hints & tips as well as
helpful advice. If you're not already a member, feel free to join us.


I used papers from my scrap box & a decoupaged image called 
which was left over from another project. 
The Double Decoupage download sheet came with both pink & blue images. 
Useful for twins or just to have a spare!
The lace is from my stash as is the pink satin ribbon & the pearls.
The little ticketdie I've used for the sentiment is from Tattered Lace.
Thanks for popping in, I hope you like my card.
I'd love to see you join in with the challenge too!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute & Girly
Not Just Cards - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Ticket
Stamp & Create - One For The Girls
Whoopsi Daisy - Make It Girly
The Corrosive Challenge - Utterly Feminine
Di's Digi Designs - Use Ribbon Lace or Twine
QKR Stampede - Use A Die Cut


Monday, 24 August 2015

Good Luck

Good morning all!
Is it Monday already?? 
Boo, that means I'm back at work!
I've had a great week off taking in the sights & sounds of the
as well as getting a few things done about the house!
So, now it's back to normality & a brand new challenge over at
Eurekas Stamps where the theme this time is
#155 Button Button (use a button on your creation)


I've used several tiny little, blue heart, buttons on my card!
The image & sentiment are both from Eureka Stamps
The base card is my usual 6"x6" square base.
The image & sentiment were printed onto some smooth card.
I added some clouds using a stencil & Tumbled Glass Distress Ink 
then paper pieced the image with some snippets of paper from the 
First Edition "Bird Song" Paper Pad,  
I added my little buttons to the bows on the tail of the kite.
I hope you like it & I hope you can play along in our

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
The Crazy Challenge - Paper Piecing
Love To Scrap - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish - Use A Digi
A Gem Of A Challenge - One For The Girls
Crafty Friends Challenge - Clean & Simple
Crazy 4 Challenges - Something That Relies On The Wind
Brown Sugar - Buttons & Bows
Chocolate Coffee & Cards - Use A Sentiment
In The Pink - Fly Away + 1 other colour
Little Red Wagon - Paper Piecing

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Ruby Wedding

Good morning all, I have a card to share with you today!
This is another of the Ruby Wedding Cards I was asked to make

I wasn't given any ideas so had free reign.
I used a Ruby coloured 6"x6" card base & simply added a panel
of white with a punched border & a panel of  ruby  on top.
I made up the sentiment in my Graphics progamme.
The hearts were punched.
A few little gems to finish off.


You can't see it in the photo but I added a large die cut heart
on the inside to write the greeting on!
I hope you like it!

I'd like to enter this card in a few challenges:
Creative Knockouts - Celebration Time
Word Art Wednesdays - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Hearts
Crafty Boots - Fair & Square

Monday, 17 August 2015

Sunny Days

Good morning all!
Happy Monday to you.
I'm full of the joys today because the sun is shining & I'm not in work all week.
As it's the Edinburgh Festival & Fringe this month,
we've taken some leave to join in the fun!
Anyhoo, as it's Monday, it's time for the new challenge over at
Eureka Stamps where the theme for this week is


The images I have chosen to work with are
I decided if the sun was shining, the colours needed to be bright & cheerful.
I found a piece of paper in my scraps box, (it's from La Pashe), with just
the colours I was looking for!
I found a lovely piece of cardstock to match the pink & took it from there.
The images were coloured using my promarkers
The sentiment was done on my pc in DJB The Cheerleader font.
I cut the fishtails by hand. I used spellbinders dies to cut my ovals & a 
Martha Stewart punch for the butterfly.
The little pearls have been kicking about my stash forever!

I had great fun making this card & I love how it turned out.
I did actually intend to colour the pom poms & perhaps add a little glitter
But hey ho, I forgot I've decided she looks fine as she is so she'll stay that way.
I hope you can play along in the challenge
I'd like to add this card to the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Bright Colours
A Gem of A Challenge - One For The Girls
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes
Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes
In The Pink - Anything Goes (In Pink)
Crafting For All Seasons - Bright & Beautiful
Stampavie & More - Sport
Digi Chooseday - Diecuts & Punches
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes (Include A Butterfly)

Thursday, 13 August 2015

It's All About Anniversaries!

Good Morning all!
Tis clearly anniversary time in my little world!
I have another CAS Anniversary card to share with you today!
This one was made for my Sister & Bother in Law
who celebrate their anniversary today!
Happy Anniversary Patricia & Mark!


I simply printed the sentiment on to the A6 linen cardstock base.
(The font I've used is a free font called Enviro,)
Then added a strip of sheer ribbon, topped with a narrower
faux silk ribbon & topped with a double bow.
A simple paper insert was added to finish it off.
Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you like my little card!
I'd like to enter it in the following challenges:
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart -Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Card & Scrap - Anything Goes/Love
Card Mania - Anniversary

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

CAS Happy Anniversary

Good Morning all!
Todays card is an Anniversary card which I made for my  niece & her husband, 
who celebrate their Wedding Anniversary today!
Happy Anniversary Sarah & Bill, have a great day!
I seem to be making a lot of Anniversary cards at the minute!


The sentiment was printed directly on to the card.
The Font I've used is Serengetti ITC
I added a strip of lace & a strip of ribbon, topped with
a button, threaded with some button twine which was tied in a bow!
Thanks for stopping by today, I do hope you like my little CAS card!

I'd like to join in with the following challenges:
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Your Favourite Occasion
Card Mania - Anniversary
Crafting From The Heart -Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Card & Scrap - Anything Goes/Love
Card Mania - Anniversary

Monday, 10 August 2015

Get Your Sunnies On You'll Need 'em

Good morning all!
We're finally seeing a bit of summer up here in Bonnie Scotland!
Hurrah!!!
Now, it's Monday again so it's back to work for me but first....
It's also time for a new challenge over at
where your theme for this week is
Here's my card!

I opted for Hot Neon Colours! lol
The colours are even more vibrant in real life! lol
The image I have used is Digi 20002 Sm Ice Cream Bear!
What else would a polar bear do when it's hot?
The sentiment is from Eureka Stamps too Digi  20105 Chill Out
My card base is a 5"x5" gatefold.
The Neon papers are by papermania.
I coloured the image with promarkers & used the cuttlebug swirls 
embossing folder on the orange paper.


The image panel just tucks behind the top part of the sentiment 
to keep the card closed!
As you can see, I added the neon papers to the inside of the card too!
I hope you like it & I can't wait to see what you create for the 

I'd like to enter this card in a couple of challenges:
Come & Get It - Feature A Creature
One Stitch At  A Time - Anything Goes With Sweet Treats
Pile It On - Summer Or Winter
A Gem Of A Challenge - Animals Or Birds
Allsorts - Inspired By Summer
Sweet Stampin' - Anything But A Birthday

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Happy Ruby Wedding

Good morning all!
The card I have to share with you today is a commision.
I was given free reign to make a Ruby Wedding card
for a friend to give to her husband.
Happy 40th Wedding Anniversary Liz & John!
Here's what I came up with!


I used a white 6"x6" base & added a mat of ruby red card-stock.
The white, embossed card is from Lelli-bot.
I added a layer of ruby card, along the lower third of the card, 
 the bottom edge was punched using an EK Success border punch & a 
mat of  the embossed card on top.
I created the hearts using the ruby red card.
I die cut them, then ran through the big shot to emboss, using Cuttlebug
swirls & swiss dots folders. Next I added some silver thread which was wrapped around.
In the past I have used embossing powder to give these a nice shiny appearance.
This time, as I had added the thread, I decided to try Anitas 3d Clear Gloss. 
It took ages to dry (overnight) but I am really happy with the result.
The sentiment was created in my graphics programme.
I added 3 ruby red star buttons to embellish.


On the inside of the card, I added a mat of ruby red card & a
die cut heart in white, to write on.
Thanks for popping in, I do hope you like my card!
I certainly had a lot of fun creating it!