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Wednesday, 22 June 2011

A Wedding Card? A Few New Friends Too!

Hi all, here is today's little offering!
A wedding card with a bit of a difference!
June is such a popular month for Weddings I believe as it's the start of summer! lol


The wedding was a bit unconventional I believe, so I made the card in the same vein!
The image I have used is Bethy's Wedding from Mo Manning, I do love her work! 
I coloured it up using Promarkers.then cut it out with a square nestie on the Bigshot! 
I also cut two similar shapes from blue cardstock .


The card base was an A5 rectangle pearlescent card made from an A4 sheet. 
I very rarely buy card blanks now as I find it's much cheaper to make your own if you have the time & just buy a selection of different sized envelopes!
I added a matt of red paper & the heart design paper which was from a set I got at  
Before sticking this to the base card, I wrapped a length of red organza ribbon around it & tied in a bow.
I added a smaller matt of the red & the heart papers which I wrapped another length of ribbon around. 
I then topped that with three buttons that I threaded with a little bit of blue ribbon then simply knotted. 
I hope you like my card! Thank you for stopping by, I do appreciate it!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges
Fab n Funky Summer Lovin'
I Love Promarkers Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty Red White & Blue
A Spoonful of Sugar Ribbons & Bows
Colour Q Colour
Die Cut Dreams Red White & Blue
House of Gilli Ribbons & Bows
Corrosive Challenges Ribbons & Bows

I appear to have some new blogging buddies too!Yaaay!  A Big Hi & a wave to you all!
Thanks soo much for joining us ladies! Hope you like what you see!
Now who do we have?
Anne of Anne-Made
Nana Connie of Grammy's Attic
Pauline who has loads of links! Hope this one is okay!
Do pop on over to these ladies lovely blogs & see what they're up to!

Monday, 20 June 2011

A Gift For You & A New Follower or 2

Happy Monday all! 
Here is my DT Card for the My Grafico Challenge & Inspiration Blog!


We the ladies of the DT were given the awesome
Mehndii Doodles set


from Mel's Brushes to work with this week!

Sooo versatile, there are sooo many different things you could do with it!
As I needed a money wallet for a gift, that's what I opted to do.
I simply printed the image straight onto a sheet of Pearlescent Cardstock,



flipped it


 & added again with the words 'A Gift for You' printed in between.
I coloured the images with sakura glitter & glaze pens.
It was nice to use something other than promarkers for a change.
I had forgotten what fun these pens are to use!


Next I used my scoreboard to add two embossed lines then I scored to allow me to fold into a DL shape, making the wallet.
I attached a length of ribbon at the back using a length of Ultra High Adhesion DST.
 I then popped the gift inside & tied the ribbon around to keep it in place!
Thanks for looking, I hope you like my clean & simple design gift wallet!
Don't forget to pop over & join in with us at My Grafico Monthly Challenge, where it's
ALWAYS 'Anything Goes'

I'd like to say Hi & a big wave to my two new followers
Tammy & Hilde welcome to my blog ladies!
I hope you like what you see!
Do pop on over to visit their awesome blogs & leave some love if you have the time!

I'd love to enter this project in the following challenges

Delightful Challenges Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge Anything Goes
StampInsanity Clean & Simple
Corrosive Challenges Ribbons & Bows
Gingerloft Challenge Asian Inspiration
House of Gilli Ribbons & Bows
Karen's Doodles Challenge Flower Power


Sunday, 19 June 2011

Jak Heath Givaway

Hi gang,
Just a wee heads up, Jak Heath has a fabby give away on  her blog!


It's an automatic tape gun! Pop on over to Jak's Blog to find out all the deets!


My Dad

Good afternoon! I just had to share this photo of my Dad with you all!



Hubby & I went out to Mum & Dad's with his favourite lunch & his pressie!
As you can see he was a happy bunny & he's wearing his rosette with pride too! lol
Now how did I manage to fit that Toblerone in that little box I hear you say?
Actually, I didn't, it was filled with little mini ones!
Hope it made you smile!

UPDATE: I've just discovered that my Tie Box & Rosette as pictured,
made Top 3 at


Sparkles Forum Challenges!


Happy Days A New Home

Wowsers, is it Sunday already? Where do the weekends go?
Time for another challenge at The Crafty Pad!
This week for Challenge #126 we want you to make a card using the theme 
Something New! 
By this we mean a New House, New Baby, New Job & so on!
We're kindly sponsored by the Lovely Joanna Sheen this week.



Joanna is very kindly offering an awesome £10.00 Voucher to spend in her wonderful online store!
Joanna offers free P&P Worldwide
Here's my card


It's bright huh!
The image I have used is 'Milo Mouse New Home'


from The Crafty Pad Designs soooo cute!
I coloured the image with promarkers, cut it to shape & used a corner punch for detail.
I made the base card using a sheet of A4 coloured card which I scored folded & cut into a square.
I matted the image onto a piece of the same coloured card.


The design papers I have used are from the Two Peas In A digital set from My Grafico. 
I love these papers. I also added a little ribbon threaded decorative strip from a Marianne's Design's Creatables. These are readily available in many craft shops as well as on Joanna's site!
The ribbon is actually a strip of card as my ribbon just didn't match!


I added a large layered flower with a brad centre from my stash I also added a little silver key, 
hung on a piece of string!


The mark on my card is a watermark! lol
Here's why!
I always try to take my pics outside if I can as the light is generally better but every time I went out & got my card set up it started to rain! Needless to say every time I came indoors the rain stopped! 
*rolls eyes in exasperation* lol
The mark did go away once I brought the card indoors & it dried! Phew!
Thanks for stopping by! 

Please come along and join in the fun with us this week for the 
 'Something New' Challenge @ The Crafty Pad!

We would love to see you and stop by your creation(s) and share some love!

Need a recap on the rules ? 
You are welcome to enter the challenge using any image 
(though a TCP image we would love to see)
You are welcome to enter the challenge as many times as you like - 
- provided you follow the theme.
You must leave a link back to The Crafty Pad Challenge Blog.
We do not allow back links prior to the date of posting the challenge.
And the challenge closes Saturday at 8pm GMT - 
So heaps of time to play along!
There is also no limit on challenges you can enter!
Don't have a Crafty Pad Designs image? See below!



ANNOUNCEMENT:
THE CRAFTY PAD DESIGNS are now having a regular SPECIALS offer. There are images for 49p on offer this week. It will run every week starting either Sunday or Monday, so don't forget to go and have a peek. Also, most of the images have been reduced in price, so you get lots more yummyness for your money!

Okay, so with all that info on board, you have no excuse not to join in!

I'd love to enter this card in the following Challenges
A Gem Of A Challenge Flowers & Charms
Crazy 4 Challenges Add twine, floss, string
Just add ink Add some colouring in
Sew Many Cards Use a Punch
Stamp Something Pretty Papers
Charisma Cardz Pink & Green
Delightful Challenges Anything Goes