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Saturday, 30 June 2012

Sneak Peek!

Morning bloggers!
Happy Saturday!
Just thought I'd give you a sneak peak of the card I made for the
Crafting Cafe first ever Blog Hop!
I'm super excited about hopping round to see what all the ladies have made.
There will be some amazing talent along the way!
Don't forget to pop back tomorrow!

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Coming Soon!

Hi  all,
I just wanted to give you all a heads up on the
Crafting Cafe's First Ever Blog Hop


Starting on Sunday 1st July!
There may be some Blog Candy along the way & there may be a Prize for 
one lucky person who complete the hop & comments at each stop!
**Nod Nod Wink Wink**
Make sure you mark the date in your diary!


Wednesday, 27 June 2012

DTD New Release Blog Hop

Good morning lovely bloggers!
It's the 4th Wednesday of the month which means it's time for
The Dude Time Doodles New Release Blog Hop!
Whoopee! 
If you've made it here from the lovely Charlene's blog then you're on the right track!
If not, just hop on from here as the hop is a circle hop with no 
beginning & no end! 
Just keep hopping until you've seen all the lovely creations!
Here's my card!


The image I have used is Silly Sam!
He's a clever cookie is he not!
I know how hard it is to ride a unicycle as I bought one for my
hubby a few years back.
He finally mastered it last year & he keeps the neighbours entertained
when he's out practising! lol
Actually, I'm really impressed, he's my Hero!
All of the new release images will be available in store from today!
The papers I have used are from the 
Springtime collection at Scrapbookingmad
They gave me just the right Summery/Circus type look I was trying to find.
To tie in with the Cupcake Inspirations Challenge


Photo Inspiration
The stepper card base was a template from Craftystash.
I added some hand made bunting & a few buttons from my stash.
The letters were die cut.


Here's a closer look at Sam!


I decorated the inside of the card just a little to give it better balance.
So now you need to hop on to the very handsome & dashing dude Kevin 
Before you hop on, don't forget to leave a comment as one of the team
will be the mystery host.hostess & will have a little prize for one lucky person
who leaves a comment!
As usual I'll be catching up on my beauty sleep when this post goes live! I'll try to amand the blog links to make sure it takes you to the proper posts as soon as I can!
Happy hopping! 

I'd like to put this card forward for the following challenges:
I love Promarkers Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Sporty Or Patriotic
Whimsy Inspiration Anything But A Square
Creative Card Crew Easy as 1,2,3 (1 image, 2 banners/bunting, 3 papers)
LEJ Designs Summer's Here
Sassy Cheryl's Summer
Cards For Men Sports With A Sentiment
Crafty Boots Sports
Desmet Designs For The Men & Boys
My Grafico Bright Summer Colours
Stamp & Create Bold & Bright
The Cutie Pie Challenge One For The Boys
Catered Crop Rainbows or the Colours of a Rainbow
Cupcake Inspirations Photo
Joanna Sheen Challenge Summer Daze (GDT)
Scrappy Frogs Celebrate Men Use 2 embellishments (Buttons & Bunting)
Stampin' Sisters In Christ Use Flags/Banners
Delicious Doodles Recipe 1,2,3 (1 image,2 banners/bunting 3 papers)
Fussy & Fancy Boy Attitude
Hot Shot Crafts Distress Inks
Raise The Bar Summer
Stampin With The Dragon Transportation (Unicycle)
Stempelsonnen Challenge Sports/Games
Art Impressions Stamps Make Us Laugh
Delightful Challenges Anything Goes
Scrap It With A Song Hero David Bowie

Monday, 25 June 2012

Heads Up on a Freebie!

Good evening all!
Checking my emails etc after work & I found out about a new Digi company on the block!
They have some fab images over there but best of all....
They are offering a freebie!


Isn't he fantastic???
Not sure how long he's gonna be on offer so I'd go get him as soon as you can!

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Happy First Birthday

Morning lovely Bloggers!
Is it Sunday already!
Oh my, how the weekend flies by!
I hope you're all well & finding time to get crafty!
Once again, it's time for The Crafty Pad Team A
to inspire you for this weeks challenge.
The theme was chosen by the very lovely & oh so talented Diane
Here's my card


It's little fold-back card!
Still can't get away from those squares! lol


This card is destined for my Great Nephew whose 1st birthday is on Tuesday!
The image I have used is one of my fave's from The Crafty Pad Designs


To give a softer look, I changed the line colour of the image in Word.
You'll find a tutorial here by the lovely Leesa on how to do it!
I coloured the image with a combination of Flexmarkers & Promarkers.
The toned it down by colouring over it.


The papers I have used are from my Hopscotch Boy pad 
by K&K I do so love these papers!


I made the circle sentiment in my graphics programme on the pc!
I inked all the edges with two colours of distress ink then added
some little buttons & funky fibres to finish it off!
Thanks for popping in!
I look forward to seeing your creations in the
More Than One Fold Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
Oopsy, almost forgot, our sponsor this week is the lovely 


Who is offering a £10 voucher to spend in her store!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Pan Pastel Anything Goes
Robyn's Fetish No Flowers Anywhere
Scrappy Frogs Celebrate Men & use 2 embellishments Fibres & Buttons
Send A Smile For Kids Birthday Fun For Cards
Hotshot Crafts Distress Inks
Pause Dream Enjoy Three Things (3 Buttons 3 Fibres 3 Layers)
Fussy & Fancy Boy Attitude
Stamping With The Dragon Transportation (Ball & Cars Boats Planes etc on DP)
Forever Friends Happy Bearday
Craft Room Challenge Furry Four Legged Family
Oh La La Creations Baby Baby
Craft Your Passion Flips & Folds