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Saturday, 1 November 2014

Not A Card

Good Morning all!
It's Saturday! Yay!!!
Were you all bothered with Ghosts & Ghouls last night?
I locked my door & put out the lights & watched a movie!
Mwuhahaha!
Actully, I was ready but no one came to the door!
The kids on our street are all grown up now!

Anyhoo, being the 1st of the month, we have a brand new challenge over at
There are two brilliant sponsors this month!

Our theme this month is
NOT A Card
Here's my Artbymiran project!
A little wine bottle topper with a pocket on the front.
I did intend to put something in there but hey ho, or ho ho ho lol!


The image I have used is Christmas Elf, I love this little guy!


I coloured him up with a mix of promarkers & flexmarkers,
fussy cut him  & added him to the little wine bottle topper.
(I found the file in the Sihouette store)
I added a few little self adhesive gem stars too!


Closer look at the  little cutie!


View from the side to let you see the pocket!
The sentiment was printed out, then die cut & threaded with
 two colors of ribbon which were knotted at each end.
I hope you like it!
I also hope you can play in the challenge & make something 
other than a card for a change!

I must apologise for not having a Delicious Doodles project yet but life got in the way!
It will be blogged soon so watch this space!

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, 30 October 2014

Pretty - Petticoats Three

Good morning all!
It's Thursday once again & almost the weekend!
So, it's time for my Just Inklined card for this week!


The image is one of my favourite favourites
I used a shaped card blank from Craftwork Cards as the base then
paper from the First Edition "Bo Ho Chic" pad.
I felt it had a vintagey shabby chic feel to it.


I changed the colour of the image in word, then
shaded with a "Linen" Flexmarker. It doesn't show up too well
in the photo but I wanted to keep the colour muted.
The image is matted on to the reverse of the DP


The sentiment is one I've had forever & was from Sentiments 4 You
I added a panel of DP which was edged with a Martha Stewart
 Doily Punch. I added some button twine, lace, flowers & a big
vintage button from my stash!
The inside of the card is decorated too!
Thanks for stopping by!
I'd like to enter the following challenges with this card:
Crafty Creations - Brads Buttons or Bows
I Love Promarkers - 3 Of A Kind
Digi Choosday - Use Lace
Just Inspirational - Occasions
Card Mania - Buttons (3rd entry)
Craft-DeeBowz - ATG + Handmade Bow
Eureka Stamps - Buttons & Bows
House Of Cards - Punch and/or Die




Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Santa

Good morning all!

The Card I have to share with you today is  a quick & simple CAS card 


This one was made using an A6  Kraft base, with a rounded corner,
  a Papermania Topper & some Washi Tape!
I used this great sketch


from STAMPlorations as the inspiration for the design of my card!
(sadly though, I can't enter their challenge as I haven't used a stamp)
I distressed the edges of the topper with a pair of scissors,
then lightly inked the edges with a liquid chalk inkpad
I thenmounted it on some foam tape for a bit of dimension


The inside of the card was decorated in a similar fashion.
Thanks for popping in!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
The Glory Of Christmas - St Nicholas/Santa/Father Christmas

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Toy Garage

Good Morning All
It's the weekend! Yay!
Today I'm sharing a La Pashe DT card with you!


This is Toy Garage a fantastic sheet for boys of all ages I'd say!
I've used it for a stepper card this time.
This image is available as a pre printed decoupage sheet on the website now but.....
This sheet as well as all the others rleased this year will be available
on the new CD The Best Of La Pashe 2014 which is
available to pre- order now. 

Our latest Great Value CD-ROM featuring EVERYTHING we have done in 2014 since the release our last CD, Flippin' Families, at the turn of the year.
There are over 150 unique ready-to-print A4 decoupage sheets, including the following ranges...
The GrumpsSports & Hobbies, Kids & Teens, Precious MomentsMcDecoupage, Christmas, Vintage Men's Decoupage & much, much more!
And it that's not enough, there are also more than 200 co-ordinating backgrounds, as well as lots of Christmas Toppers too!
The CD-Rom will be launched on Create & Craft TV soon 
so keep your eyes peeled for more news!


Here's a side view of my card. I added some ribbon & traffic light buttons.
The Design Paper I've used is also from LaPashe
& will be available on the CD too!
Thanks for popping in, I hope you like my card!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Chocolate Coffee Cards - For The Boys
Craft For The Craic - Suitable For A Child
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday
Sassy Studio Designs - NOT Hip To Be Square
Digi Choosday Challenge - Birthday Celebrations
Card Mania - Buttons

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Albert

Good morning lovelies,
It's Thursday again which means it's time for my
 Just Inklined card for this week.


I used the wonderful Albert to make an Anniversary card this time!
He's such a sweetie but I can see him as a bit of a Hell's Angel
in his younger days!
I opted for a Monochromatic theme for this card.
The papers I've used are from the Male Craft Pad from

This sketch from The Sketch File 
was the inspiration for the layout of my card


I coloured Albert with my Flexmarkers, cut with a round Spellbinders Die
then inked with Old Photo Distress ink, whilst still in the die.


The sentiment is from LOTV, I stamped it with clear ink then
heat embossed with Copper embossing powder.
The ribbon is upcycled from a top & the buttons are from my stash.
Thanks for popping in today, I love it when you do!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Delightful Challenges - 3's Not A Crowd
My Heart Pieces - Buttons & Ribbon
Southern Girls - Get Wordy On It
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Use A Sentiment
The Sailing Pineapple Blog - Newsprint/Wording/Sentiment/Quotation
The Sketch File - Sketch
Card Mania - Buttons
Brown Sugar - Ribbon & Buttons

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Fall Colours

Good Morning all!
I've finally managed to sort out all the wobbling about on my blog &get 
all my little friends & followers faces back to the top!
I do so love seeing everyone when I go to my page, 

The card I have to share today is my second GDT card for


I have truly enjoyed being a Step Sister this month! 
Thank you all so much for inviting me!

The theme for this challenge is 
Here's my card!


I used a Kraft CS 6x6in base.
I embossed a mat of Ivory paper with the Creative Expressions
 Leaves Mask then added Vintage Photo & Tea Dye Distress Inks.
The burlap/hessian was part of a fabulous blog candy I won earlier this year.
The felt flowers are from my stash as is the leaf trim.
The sentiment stamp is from a Do Crafts See D's set.
I stamped it with clear ink then heat embossed with 
Papermania copper embossing powder
This card was inspired by the photo over at 



On the inside of the card, I added another mat of the 
embossed ivory paper. Whilst embossing,I tried to block of the middle section 
with a piece of CS to leave a plain panel to write on but
 it didn't work quite as well as I planned so I had to add
another little mat of plain cs.

I really enjoyed making this card, I hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by & don't forget to enter your fall colours creations

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Craft Room Challenge - Make Your Own Background
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes With ATwist - Add Some Flowers
Just Inspirational Challenges - Fall
{Pin}spirational - Inspirational Photo
CAS on Sunday - Emboss It
Eclectic Ellapu - Purple -Texture Paste/Embossing
That Craft Place - Girls But No Pink
Allsorts - Embossing
Hiding In My Craft Room - Embossing

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Think Pink

Hi all, here I am with my DT Inspiration card for this months
Think Pink 
challenge at The Crafting Cafe.
Here's my card


I've used  the pretty Happy Little Mermaid Stamp from our sponsor
To make my little Shaker Step Card.
The paper I have used is by Papermania.


I coloured the image with my Promarkers, Flexmarkers & a Sakura
Glitter Gel pen. The little beads & hearts are from my stash 
as are the little padded hearts on the front.
The sentiment was done on my pc using a free font called
Seaweed Script, you can find it here.


I hope you will take the Breast Cancer Awareness message behind 
this challenge & I personally challenge you to check your boobies regularly for any 
changes or abnormalities. Not sure how? Look here for more information
After you've done that, make something pretty in 
Pink & link up here!
Thanks for dropping in!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Digi Choosday Challenge - Birthday Celebrations
Die Versions - Thnk Pink Blog Hop
Dragonfly Dreams - Mainly Pink
Quirky Crafts - Let's Quirky Frame It
Scrapbook Blessings Club Tutorial Challenge  - Anything Goes/Shaker Card
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - Anything Goes With A Twist Of Pink
Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes/ Add a charm
4 Crafty Chicks - Happy Birthday

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Black & White Anniversary

Good morning all!
I have a card to share with you today!
It's an Anniversary card that I made using the Tonic Studios Dies
which I purchased recently. I have to say I made a mistake & this wasn't 
actually what I thought I had bought but hey ho,
 a happy accident it would appear!


I used white linen embossed card stock for the base & the die cuts.
A matt of silver mirror card, then a matt of black embossed card
from the Pure Elegance Kit by Lelli-Bot Crafts whichI won as a blog candy.

I created the sentiment in my graphics programme as I just couldn't find 
what I was after anywhere. I've added it here for you if you'd like it!

All I ask is please don't share. If you want to tell your friends about it that's great, 
they are more than welcome to pop over to pick it up too.
If you do use it, I'd appreciate if you added a link back to my blog!
To save the image to your pc, just click on the image to enlarge it then 
right click &save.
The sentiment was cut out using a Marianne Creatable die.


I added a few little gems from my stash just to finish it off!
Thanks for popping by, I hope you like it!
I'm off to deliver this card now!

I'd like to enter my card in a few challenges as listed below:
Crafty Catz - Black + One Other Colour
Kitty Bee Designs - Dies &/or Punches
Papertake Weekly - Super Fly - Anything With Wings
Top Tip Tuesday - Favourite Colour Combo
Crafty Cardmakers - Sentiment as Main Focus
House Of Cards - Punches &/or Dies
Ooh La La Creations - Inspired By Nature
Through The Purple Haze - Wings & Bling
Glitter n Sparkle - Include Some Black & White
Pile It On - Use Two Or More Die Cuts

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Baby Baby

Good morning all!
A quick post fom me today, sharing a couple of  baby cards!


The cards are A6 size
I used a Woodware stamp for both!
After stamping, I embossed them with clear embossing powder.
The paper on this one is from the Faithful Friends CD at
I had it left over from another project.
Buttons are from my stash!


The pink version. Again using left overs. This time
 Dottie Card from Anna Marie Designs.
The flowers were punched with a Woodware Daisy Punch
Gems from my stash!

Monday, 13 October 2014

Just Inklined To Hop - Halloween

Good Morning all!
I know, it's the second Monday of the month, but here we are with the


Once again we are only two but I hope you enjoy what you see! lol
The theme this time is Halloween
You should have come from Nicole's blog but if not, 
you can go there next!
Here's my card



 I used the cute image, Mummy for my CAS card.
I'm sure lot's of Mummy's have their birthdays on Halloween!

I shaded some areas of the image with my promarkers.
The spider & webs were cut out from an old recycled 
envelope using my Silhouette.

Don't forget we have a mystery host with a spot prize, 
so make sure you leave a comment for your chance to win!
Thanks for popping in,
I'd like to enter this card in a couple of challenges:
Sunflowers Fields Designs - Autumn Halloween
Fairy Tale Challenge - Happy Halloween
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers - Halloween
That's Crafty! Challenge Blog - Keep It Simple
Crafting By Design - Boo - Youe Scared Me
Crafting For All Seasons - Too Cute To Spook
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - Clean & Simple
Scrappers' Delights - Anything Goes/Monochrome
Delightful Challenges - Delightfully Frightful
Dream It Up - Happy Hallowthankmas
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday
A Little Bit Crafty - Boo
ReCycle, RePurpose & ReInvent - Fall Harvest Halloween