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Sunday, 28 September 2014

Thank Meow

Hi di hi all!
Sorry I've been awol, the hubster & I went off to the lovely little island of 
Menorca for a much needed little break! 
We had a lovely relaxing time & our batteries are now recharged!
So, normal service will be resumed, so to speak!

I have a little CAS Thank You card to share with you!

This was made for the wonderful Dave who looked after our 
kitties so well while we were away!
We wanted to let him know how much the cats enjoyed his
companywithout going over the top! 
The base card is A6 size, Linen Embossed card stock.
I used a Memory Box Pouncing Cat Die to cut out the cats.
 Black Soot Distress Ink markings were added to the white one
& white gel pen markings on the grey!
The grey panel was embossed with a Papermania Brick Wall folder
The font I've used for the sentiment is Watermelon Sundae

A little side view just to finish up with!
Thanks for dropping by!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

CAS On Sunday - Lift A Card
We Doobadoo Challenge - Something Masculine
Keep It Simple - No Stamps

Thursday, 25 September 2014

The Blessing

Good Morning all!
It's Thursday already! How's your week been?
A good one I hope!
So, it's time for me to share a Just Inklined card with you!
This time, I've made a little sympathy card.
I always find them a challenge to make.

The gorgeous image I have used is called 
.I think it's just perfect for such an occasion but would also be 
suitable for other religious occassions such as 
Christenings, Confimations, Wedding Blessings etc.
I made the sentiment on my PC using a free font called

Here's a closer look at the image, coloured up with my promarkers
 & inked with Milled Lavender Distress Ink.

I've used a Cuttlebug Script embossing folder for the white mat.
I did brush over it with the distress ink but it doesn't
show up at all in the photos!
I also added a little piece of satin ribbon from my stash.
Thanks for the visit, leave me some love & I will
try to visit you & do the same!

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

Monday, 22 September 2014

Shades Of One

Good morning lovelies,
I hope you're all well!
I have a card to share with you today!
This is my DT card for the current challenge over at The Crafting Cafe.
Shades of One 

I've used a Bugaboo Digital Stamp from my stash called
 Bugaboo are one of our sponsors this month.
We are also sponsored by 
(I had hoped to make a card using one of the images supplied 
by them too but I just ran out of time!)

My card is a little A6 tent fold card.
I used my favourite Linen Embossed CS from The Range
for the base & added a mat of black CS which I embossed with
two little border folders, I think they are from Papermania.
The little baubles/lights are embossed & I 
debossed the snowflakes for a bit of variety!

The image was partially coloured using my promarkers & I added some
Frosted Lace Stickles for a bit of detail!
(looks like they may have had a bit of a reaction with my pinter ink!)
I added some narrow gingham ribbon from my stash,
to the top & bottom of the image, just to finish it off! 
This card is destined to go to a "Bah Humbug" type of person! Lol
I hope you like it! 
I also hope you will share your Shades of One/Monochromatic 
 projects with us at The Crafting Cafe!

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

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Dirty Harold

Good Morning & Happy Thursday to you all!
I hope you've had a good week so far! 
It's time to share my card for Just Inklined with you today!

The image I have used is Dirty Harold
Brilliant isn't he!
He looked a bit intimidating so I put him behind a fence to contain him! 
Actually, we don't want him wandering off in his slippers now do we! 

Here he is in close up, coloured up with my promarkers, 
then cut out with a  Spellbinders Circle Nestability die and inked with
 Black Soot Distress Ink.

Paper from Papermania 
Twine is by American Crafts. 
Sentiment stamps from Lili of the Valley.
(I have long admired these, then, lucky for me, I won some blog candy,
which included a voucher for LOTV! Yay! I got my stamps!
Thanks Sammy Jean, I loved the chocolate too!)
The sentiments were stamped & then heat embossed with 
Midnight Black EP from Create & Craft
Picket Fence Die by Crafts Too 
 Card Candi from Craftwork Cards!

Thanks for popping in today, I hope you like my card!
This card was made with the following challenges in mind:
Scrapy Land - Heat Embossing
Whimsy Stamps - Monochromatic
Going Gray With Scrap Creations - Your Favourite Embellishment (twine)
Shopping Our Stash - Who's Who (use a photo or a people image) 
CCC DIgi Creations - Digi/Man In Your Life
Tok Bobok - Masculine (2nd Entry)
Addicted To Stamps - For A Man or Boy
The Squirrel and The Fox - For A Male (2nd entry)
Di's Digi Designs - Add Stripes Or Checks
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Spots & Stripes
Craft For The Craic - Something With Circles On it
Creative Corner - Male/Masculine

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Colours Of Autumn

Good Morning all!
It's time for a brand new challenge over at Crafting For All Seasons
Where the theme this time is
Sadly, this is my last DT card with the team for the time being!
 *sniff* *wipes away a tear*
I'd like to thank everyone on the team & especially Carol, the boss lady,
it was great fun working with you all!
I hope we get a chance to work together again in the future!
Now, onto my card!

The image I've used is Speedy Witch  from our sponsor 
I've coloured her up using my Promarkers.
Her face is orange due to the glow from the Harvest Moon! lol
The paper is from Lidl! It's actually 1 sheet of paper & I've cut 
around the leaves then popped them up on some shaker tape to give 
some dimension. The leaves were already glittered & embossed.

I die cut the image using the out of the box technique.
Then inked with Vintage photo & Tea Dye Distress Inks.
The sentiment was done on my pc using a free sentiment called
it's uber cute & perfect for halloween!

I decorated the inside of the card too!
Hope you like my card! Thanks so much for popping in!
Hope to see you in the challenge!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Autumn Colours
Passion For Promarkers - Make It Digital
A Little Bit Crafty - Distress It
Cards Galore Encore - Make A Card
Lexi's Creations - Autumn Colours
Whoopsi Daisy - Colours Of Autumn
Come & Get It - Use A Digi With An Autumn Theme
Great Impressions - Get Your Spook On
The Corrosive Challenges - Autumn Or Fall

Monday, 15 September 2014

Birthday Boy

Good Morning all!
It's time for a new challenge over at Ooh La La Creations where the theme this time is
Birthday Boy!
Sadly this is my last post with this Design Team! *sniff* *wipes away a tear*
I'd like to thank everyone on the team & especially Anne,
it was great fun working with you all!
I hope we get a chance to work together again in the future!
Without further ado, here is my card!

I used a brilliant little topper from the Boys To Men CD available 
in the Ooh La La Creations shop here.
I've used Linen Embossed Card stock for the base and the bunting & flags 
are from a snippet of paper from the fabulous British Paper Pad  
The twine & coloured cardstock are by American Crafts

I added a matt on the inside of the card for a message!
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed your visit.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Red Carpet Studio - Any Given Sunday (Sailing)
Scribble & Scrap - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Sentimental
Addicted To Stamps - For A Man Or Boy
Auds Sentiment Challenge - For The Men In Our Life
DRS Designs  - I'm all in Knots
Nutcrafters - B is for...(boats bunting birthday)
Cardz 4 Guyz - Clean & Simple
Perfectly Rustics - Banners Or Bunting

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Pass! Keys Please!

Good morning all!
A little CAS card to share today!

The pretty image is "Keys Please"from Saturated Canary.
Just perfect for a young lady who has passed her driving test!
Well done Kayley! You're a star! 
I've used pink gingham cardstock as the base for my A6 card.

I coloured her up with my promarkers.

A few little rounded corners, some punched hearts 
popped up on some shaker tape & a computer generated sentiment.........
et voila!
Thanks for stopping by!
I'd like to enter my card in a few challenges:
Brown Sugar - Celebrations
Crafty Catz - Clean & Simple
Left Of Centre Challenges - No Designer Paper
Wags n' Whiskers - For The Girls
Delightful Challenges - Simple Times (Clean & Simple)
My Heart Pieces - Use A Digi Stamp
Digistamps  4 Joy - Celebration
Hobbybook Designer Challenge - Girly (2nd Entry)
Digi Sketch Challenge - Sketch and/or Girly
Incy Wincy Designs - Girly
Lia Stampz Challenge - Feminine/Girly

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Snowman Skiing

Good morning lovelies!
I hope you're all having a great week!
It's Thursday, which means it's time for my Just Inklined DT card!

I've used Snowman Skiing to make my card this time!
I've had this delightful image for ages, but it never fails to make
 me smile whenever I see it!
The papers I've used have been in my stash for ages too.
They're from papermania as is the little brad in the centre of 
the little (Xcut) die cut snowflake.
The border was made with a Martha Stewart punch.

I coloured this cutie up with my promarkers & flexmarkers.

A little side view for you!
 Thanks for popping in, I hope you like it!
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Spots and/or Stripes
Holly Jolly Christmas - Use R. E. or D. Red, Ribbon, Die-Cut.
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - 2 or More Dies (2nd entry)
Through The Purple Haze - Clear & Bright
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - Anything Goes (Christmas)
Creatalicious Challenges - Up To The Sky

Monday, 8 September 2014

DIY - Flippin Men!

Good Morning peeps!
Here I am with a little DT card I created for
La Pashe 
I used  the Flippin Men DIY download.

I didn't realise that I had run out of the Flippin' Aperture Cards
when I started this but that didn't stop me!

For those of you not familiar with the Flippin' range, it shows the front
& back of an image & you can decoupage both.
 The special aperture cards are designed to allow this.

I decided to use the fun background image provided but
I chopped off the verse which was at the bottom.
I distressed the paper, which is from American Crafts with pair of serated
scissors & some lemon juice, which I browned using my heat gun

Here's the front of the image decoupaged!
I added 3 little metal tool brads at his feet!

The  sentiment was made in my graphics program,
I tried to give that the lemon juice treatment too, but the ink ran,
lol, so I had to print it again! I popped it up on some shaker tape!

A little side view, you can just see the other side of the image inside!

Finally the inside of the card!
Here you can see the reverse of the image!
I had my hubby draw a little pencil plan on the paper but sadly,
 he drew it a bit smaller than I anticipated, so most of it was covered up!
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you like my card!
Don't forget to check out at the La Pashe website!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Hobbycutz - For The Boys
Pile It On - Pencils
Scribble & Scrap - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge - Let's Hear It For The Boys (#2)
Open Minded Challenges - Office Supplies or Job Related
Card Makin' Mamas - Precious Metals x 3
Crafty Catz - One For The Boys (#2)
Pennys Paper-Crafty -Anything Goes
Scrappers Delights - Anything Goes/New Beginnings (retirement)
A Little Bit Crafty - Distress It
Tok Bobok - Masculine

Friday, 5 September 2014


Good Morning All!
I hope you're all well! 
Here's a little card I made, perfect for the gardner in your life!

This one is for the Best Dad!
I've used the Gardening Tools decoupage download from La Pashe
I inked all the edges with a liquid chalk inkpad & added a matt of brown
card stock. The letters were cut using a sizzix die!
The hessian is from Lidl & was originally intended as a plant tie!
I've also added a couple of little gardening tool charms from my stash!
Here's a closer look at the decoupage.

This one should show the dimension but hey ho, you can't see it very well! lol

You can just about see that I've added some decoration on the 
inside of the card!
I hope you like it! Thanks for popping in!
I'd like to enter this card in a few challenges:
A Creative Need - Textures and/or Patterns
Crafty Catz - One For The Boys
Chalk N Stock - Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
A Girl Who Crafts - Anything Goes
Card & Scrap - Anything Goes
Cards Galore Encore - Make A Card
Clear It Out - Anything Goes Stash: Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Colours of Summer
The Corrosive Challenge - Lets Hear It For The Boys