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Saturday, 4 February 2012

Spring Is Coming, A Challenge & A DT Call!

Good Morning all & a very Happy Sunday to you!
I hope you're all having a peaceful & relaxing weekend!
How's the weather with you???
It's freezing here & therefore it's perfect crafting weather I feel!
With that in mind, it's time for a new challenge over at
The theme this week for
So crafty peeps, Let's See Some Fresh Spring Colours on your creations!!
Here's my card!


The DT were given the lovely
Lulu In The Meadow image to work with this week!
As a new image she is on special offer for just 59p 
(I believe that's around 93cents in the US or 0.71euro)
She's just so adorable! 
Now Debbie the lovely boss did mention green & yellow but.....
the little flowers just sang bluebells to me!
I know they aren't in bloom yet but they are beginning to 
sprout & the promise of Spring is in the air!

As you can see I made an easel card & used a bluebell theme for my colours.
The paper I have used is a  from the A Touch Of Elegance 
digital paper set from Scrapbooking Mad

I printed it onto both sides of the card stock.
I added a paper doily which was distressed with two shades of green.
Lulu was cut out with a nestie


I coloured little Lulu up with promarkers
& cut her out with a nestie.
I'm not sure where the paper clip came from but it appeared on the floor 
where I was working so I decided to include it!


The Sentiment ticket is also from The Crafty Pad
& often features on my cards as it is so versatile!
other embellishments used are white organza ribbon, 
little Papermania green mosaic gems & the little 
Papermania flowers have been in my stash forever!
This week we have two sponsor's for you


Who are offering the winner 3 digi's of their choice from their shop!



who are offering a whopping £20 to spend in their online store!


Now, before I go any further, can I share some very some exciting news!!!

The Crafty Pad are having a DT call!


To incorporate some changes in 2012, the time is right to 
expand the Design Team as well as 
replacing some members who sadly have left! 
 Previous DT experience is not necessary!
So, if you'd like fancy giving it a shot, 
pop on over & check out the requirements on the challenge blog!

Now, I'd like to enter my card in a few challenges if I may!
Catch The Bug February Anything Goes
Ditzy Craftymess Anything Goes
Miami Doodles For A Loved One
The Poodles Parlour Anything Goes
Pixie Dust Studio Girly Girl
Sarah Hurley Challenge Love Is All Around

Friday, 3 February 2012

Little Mermaid!

Here's a little card I made to cheer up a friend!
The image is from JW Illustrations but I'm not sure she's still available
I've had it printed out for ages but not coloured it up until now!
She was just perfect for what I wanted!
I apologise for the quality of the photos but they were taken at night & I had to
get this card sent off asap!


I coloured her up with promarkers, the layout was a sketch from 
goodness knows where! I wish I could remember!
I edged the DCWV papers with distress ink & added some buttton & 
punched butterfly embellishments!



The sentiment ticket is from The Crafty Pad
it's so versatile & can be used for so many occasions.
I added some glitz in the form of  Glamour Dust,
A Satin ribbon bow & a couple of stick pins


Here's a closer look at the glitz!


I decorated the inside of the card to match the outside!
Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you like my card!
I'd like to enter it in a few challenges as listed below!
Ditzy Craftymess Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday Buttons & Bows
Do You Stack Up Anything Goes
Hanna & Friends Bingo Two Lines (Pearls, Ribbon, Gimmer & Glimmer, Buttons, Pins)
Crafts & Me Bright & Beautiful

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Hey Lover Boy!

Is it Wednesday already????
I guess in that case, it must be time for a new challenge at 
Woo Hoo!!!
Here's my card!


Fanny She Devil sure looks HOT! in her Valentine's outfit!
This Fanny & her sisters are available from Dude Time Doodles

This week we have a photo for your inspiration!


The theme is "Add a touch of Red" to your project!

I tried to keep some white space to tie in with the photo & I used the 
Black White & Red colour combo for my card
with a touch of brown for Fanny's hair!
The base of my card was a 5"x5"  square black card blank.
I added a matt of the fabulous shimmery red glitter card.
I added a greeting to Fanny & printed her out then coloured with Promarkers.


Fanny She Devil usually wears spider earrings but for Valentines day she's
sporting some large padded glossy heart stickers. 
I gave her tail the same treatment.
I cut one side with my Martha Stewart deep border punch,
inked the edges with distress ink & wrapped a ribbon round
I stuck the image to the glitter card using photo glue & I can see a couple of 
areas where the glue hasn't quite dried, sorry about that!
Top Tip Tuesday are looking for Tips!
I guess the tip there is not to use wet glue on glitter card as it doesn't dry well!


Inside I added a panel of white card which I edged with a smaller
Martha Stewart border punch, edged with distress ink & 
added a strip of glitter card behind.
I hope you like my card!
Don't forget to check in with the other Dude & Dudettes
& leave them a little love!
Please also welcome Mags our latest GDT!
Not sure if it was the beer, cider & margarita's but she's fitted right in!! lol
Right off you pop & get creating, you have just one week to upload your entry!
This week, to whet your appetite even more, we have a sponsor!
Paper Temptress
Happy crafting!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges if I may!
Craft Room Challenge Valentine
Crafty Sentiments Punches and/or Dies
Digital Tuesday  Red White & Black
Ladybug Crafts Ink TLT Challenge Loves Me Loves Me Not
Oldie But A Goodie Have A Heart (Heart Stickers are old)
I Brake for Challenges Love
Sassy Cheryl's Use a Punch & Something Shimmery
The Stamping Boutique Valentines
Top Tip Tuesday Valentine & Tipper Week (Tip Don't use wet glue on glitter card as it doesn't dry well!)
Tuesday Throwdown Use hearts
Use It Tuesday Love heart Stickers are old)
Cards For Men Seeing Red
Crafty Boots Inspired By A Song Title (Love is Strange -Dirty Dancing)
Digi Makeover Challenge Be My Valentine
Paper Pretties (Monday) Love & (Wednseday) Use Ribbon or Twine
Ditzy Craftymess Anything Goes (oopsy in my excitement I forgot you can only
enter 6 other challenges! So sorry!
Squigglefly I'm Seeing Red
Stamps R Us Valentine/Love
Card Cupids Valentine
Corrosive Challenges I {heart} You
One Stitch At A Time Use A Digi
Robyns Fetish Make It Sparkle
The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan Punches/Dies
Di's Digi Designs Valentine's
Simply Create Too Love Is In The Air
Wags'n'Whiskers Valentine / Love
Crafty Ribbons Love Is Red & Black

Sunday, 29 January 2012

It Must Be Love Love Love!

Updated with better photo's!
It's Sunday already & time for a new challenge at 
Whoop  whoop!
This week for Challenge # 155 the theme is
The DT were given the adorable Love Birds Image to work with!
Debbie, the lovely boss has put all her New Release Images on special offer 
& you can pick them up for a mere 59p at the moment! 
Don't miss out these offers won't last for ever!!!
So, on with the business in hand!

 Here's my card!


I used an A6 tent fold card base.
I coloured the image using my trusty promarkers & cut it using the 
Out Of The Box Technique & an oval nestie!
I then inked the edges with distress ink
You can find a great tuorial here for the Out Of The Box Technique.
The layout was a sketch 


I've had to search but I eventually found it!

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The paper is from the Ad Lib Collection by Bo Bunny.
I edged the white panels & paper with distress ink also.


The lower white panel was edged with a heart border punch & backed with the red card.
The word love is a Papermania mulberry greeting which has been in my stash forever.
It originally said With Love but I chopped the With off!
The roses are from Sweetpeapollys Crafty Things & the  flourishes were
 cut using a Papermania punch.
I also added two lengths of ribbon, red & green. from my stash.
The little heat buttons in the top corners were from my stash too!
The inside of the card was decorated to match the from without the 
image or embellishments.


I hope you like it & are inspired to take part it this weeks challenge
Don't forget to check out the other DT projects for more inspiration!
Our Sponsor this week is the wonderful




I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:-
The Craft's Meow Sketch
Corrosive Challenges I {Heart} You
Creative Inspirations Paint For Someone Special
Dream Valley Challenges Animals (Hope birds count)
One Stitch at A Time Use A Digi
Opus Gluei Tweet Chirrup & Trill
The Hybrid Chick Caravan Punches/Dies
Allsorts One Or More Hearts
Craft Your Days Away Distressing
Di's Digi Designs Valentines
Secret Crafter Ribbons
The Poodles Parlour Valentines/ Love
Wags'n'Whiskers Valentine/Love
C.R.A.F.T. Recipe (Digi Image Ribbon &Buttons)
Crafty Purple Frog Valentines Day/Show Us Some Love
Inky Impressions Heart You
Penny's Paper Crafty Ribbons & Buttons
Sisterhood Of Crafters Striped Paper
Anything Goes To The One I Love
Craft Room Challenge Valentines
Stamp-N-Doodle Use an animal (hope birds count)
Craft Your Passion Colour Bingo (Red Yellow Teal)
Crafty Bloggers Network Distressing
Cupcake Craft All You Need Is Love
Paper Creations Ink Love/Romance
Paper Pretties Valentines Day Project