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Saturday, 16 June 2012

Just Had To Share!

Hi all!
I can't help it, 
I tried not to but it's just too good!
Forever friends are having a 48hr giveaway
You could win these!


Pop on over & join in!
Good Luck all but I hope it's me!



Happy Birthday Steph!

Good morning Bloggers,
Happy Saturday to you all!
I hope the weather is a bit nicer where you are as it's 
persisting down with rain here!
I have a card to share with you today!
I had so much fun making this one!


The image is Birthday Nikki from Ladybug Crafts Ink!
She was a prize I won in a challenge ages ago.
This is the first time I have inked her up!
I'm so glad I did! She's just adorable!
She made me think of the old Altered Images song Happy Birthday
The papers are from a 12x12inch book which I got in Lidl ages ago!
Not somewhere I immediately think of for my craft supplies but 
I'm always pleasantly surprised when I find these crafty bits.
I used the sketch from Sunday Sketch & Stamp


for the layout. Great sketch!


The bunting banner is from Whimsy Stamps, another prize!
I'm such a lucky girl!


Did you see the tiny wee poodle beside the hatbox?
I coloured everything with a combination of
 Flexmarkers & Promarkers, then distressed the edges & 
inked with a little inkpad,


I made the circle sentiment in my graphics programme!
Silly me got the age wrong!  lol 
The recipient assures me she is in fact only 21!
I also added ribbon from my stash which I tied with a double bow


The inside of the card leaving plenty of space to be signed.


A side view, just because!
I'm going to use a phrase a friend did when talking about one of her creations,
I totally fell in love with this card!!!
Thanks for stopping by & have a fab day!
I'm off to check out the challenges on Feline Playful!
Lady Bugs Crafts Ink TLT Big Birthdays (30th or was it 21st?)
Crafty Ann's It's A Girl Thing
Forever Friends Anything with an animal (Tiny poodle)
Craft Room Challenge Furry Four Legged Family (Nikki's Tiny Poodle)
Creative Card Crew Song Inspired (Happy Birthday Altered Images)
Passion For Promarkers Lot's Of Layers
Sassy Cheryl's Birthday Celebration
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Girls Girls Girls
House Of Gilli Vibrant Colours/Summer
Lexi's Creations Happy Birthday
Stamp & Create Bold & Bright
Catered Crop Banners & Bunting

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Feeling Flush?

Good Morning Lovely Bloggers!
It's the second Wednesday of the month & that means it's time for the 
Freebie/ Guest Designer Challenge
Whoop whoop!

Here's how it works:
puts up a freebie image on the challenge blog,
 You are invited to snag the freebie & make something
amusing & amazing for a Dude using said freebie!
Then link up your creation on the challenge blog
You have just one week to do this. 
The winner will Guest Design with the Dude & Dudettes 
for the whole of next month

Sound interesting??? Wanna Play???
Get your self over to Dude Time Doodles & snag that freebie!
Here's what I made!


It's a little "Good Luck In Your New Job card!"
I kept it fairly simple as I didn't want the joke to get lost!
Do you get it??? Tee hee...
Once I got the idea in my head I couldn't stop singing the Tina Turner song 
"I don't want two loos you" lol
The freebie image is called Johnny On The Spot.
I added it twice to a piece of card then printed off three sets 
to allow me to layer it up. I shaded the image with a Flexmarker 
 to add some shadowing although it's difficult to see in the photo.
I cut out & layered  using Pinflair glue for a bit of dimension.
The card base is A6 made from half a sheet of A4 card.
 I printed the sentiment straight onto the card.
The font is Andy
The DP I have used is Papermania & the sentiment ticket was made 
especially for meby Deborah Moore from The Crafty Pad Designs
I inked all of the elements using Colourbox Q inkpads in yellow& pink


I decorated the inside of the card for a bit of interest. 
I added a strip of DP which I punched with a 
Martha Stewart Lace Doily Border Punch.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you can join in the challenge!
I'd like to enter my card in the  following challenges
Creative Card Crew Song Inspired (Tina Turner - I don't want to lose you!)
LEJ Designs Daddy Dearest/Male Projects
Desmet Designs For the Men & Boys
Incy Wincy Use More Than One Digi
Karen's Doodles Farewell Or Miss You Card
Corrosive Challenges Feeling Punchy
Great Impressions Die Cuts & Or Punches
Di's Digi Designs Male Inspired Creations
Little Claire's Male Theme
ATCs & Card With Attitude Anything Goes/Fathers Day
Delicious Doodles For The Fella's

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Some News & A Reminder

Evening all!
Sorry I don't have a project for you this time!
Just thought I'd remind you that there's still time to enter your 
Boys & Their Toys Projects at Dude Time Doodles
There are a lot of challenges out there for guys cards at the moment 
as Father's Day is fast approaching her in the UK . 
At Dude Time Doodles you can combine as many challenges as you choose!
We only ask that you don't back link & you link to your actual post & not just your blog,
 you don't have to use  a Dude Time Doodles image for your projects 
although it does make us giggle when you do!
If you do however...... you can now post your creations on the 
Dude Time Doodles facebook page 
for the chance to win FREE IMAGES!
 Check it out here!
Don't forget to link up your Boy's & Their Toys creations
Hope to see you there!


Let's Hear It For The Boys!

Good Morning Bloggers!
Today see's the start of this weeks brand new challenge at 
This weeks theme chosen by little old me is
With Father's Day fast approaching here in the UK, we'd like to see
your creations to celebrate either
Father's Day Or A Special Man In Your Life!
Easy Peasy huh??? We'll see you over there!!!


My card is a Father's Day Card.
The Image & Papers are both from The Crafty Pad Designs
One For The Boys Digital Backing Papers.
The base card is A5, made by scoring & folding an A4 sheet of cardstock.
I played about with the layout, adding lots of layers. 


The image was coloured with  a combination of
Promarkers & Flexmarkers. I only recently began using 
Flexmarkers & I'm liking them a lot!
Think I have to get me some more! lol


The sentiment, is one of the two that come with the image.
(The other is a Happy Birthday sentiment.)
I cut it out with an inverted scallop nestie then matted onto a 
scalloped circle of cardstock.
I popped it on some foam pads for dimension then
added a ribbon bow & a little saw charm.
to finish off embellishing my card I added some silver Card Candi.
Thanks for stopping by to check out my creation!
The GDT & DT ladies of the A Team over at 
 have been creating some wonderful 
projects to inspire you!
Do hop on over & check them out!

* Important Information*
If you enter a card in  The Crafty Pad Challenge using a 
You will get a FREE Crafty Pad Designs image of your choice.
Check out the Challenge Blog for details!

*More Important News*
We have two fabby sponsors this week


Who are giving one lucky winner this set of Promarkers




Who are giving a second lucky winner
A £10 Voucher to spend in their store!


I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Pan Pastel UK Boys/Father's Day
ATCs & Cards With Attitude Anything Goes/Father's Day
Cardmadfairy's  Digi Days Father's Day/Masculine
Card Makin' Mama's Father's Day
Pattie's Creations Father's Day/Male
Phindy's Place Father's Day/Masculine
Poodles Parlour Fathers Day
Simply Create Too Father's Day
Stamp Man For A Man
C.R.A.F.T  Male Card
DL.Art Thankful Thursdays Card For A Man
Card A Day Blog Challenge  Choose from May themes (Red White & Blue)
Paper Shelter Go Dotty
Penny's Paper Crafty Father's Day
Scrapbook Sisters Red White & Blue
Bearly Mine How Charming
Creative Craft Challenges Red White & Blue
Passion For Promarkers Red White & Blue
Sassy Cheryl's It's All About The Dad's & The Grandad's
Cards For Men Father's Day
Kaboodle Doodles Manly Men
Love To Create Father's Day Or A Special Guy