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Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Simply The Best

Good Morning Bloggers!
Happy Hump Day to you all! 
In just a few hours we'll be well on the downward slope
towards the weekend! Yippee!!!
It's Wednesday &that means it's time for the new challenge at
This week the theme is
"Anything Goes For A Dude!"


My card is a simple little A6 card, with a tent style opening.
The image I've used is Henry Hero from the 
The Sentiment Ticket was a freebie ages ago from
The papers are from my K & Co Hopscotch Boy pad!
Such a great variety of designs! 
I've actually used just one double sided paper.
I'm sailing really close to the wind at the moment as we are redecorating 
& re-carpeting pretty much the whole house as well as 
having some other work done & I only have 
a small amount of stash out to play with!


In honour of our sponsor this week 


who are offering a whopping 
$10 Gift Certificate to one lucky winner,
I have included some ribbon on my card.
I don't always do this for Dude cards but I think it looks just fine here!
Instead of a bow, I just tied a little knot.


As you can see the edges of my image, papers & sentiment ticket 
have all been distressed & inked with a little ink pad.
The ends of the ribbon have been frayed a little too!


I added a little decoration to the inside of my card.
I prefer this to a plain insert.
I hope you can find the time to play in our challenge
Dude Time Doodles this week!
I can't wait to see what you create!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Digital Tuesday All Tied Up
Jackson's Digital Expressions Anything Goes + Colouring Media
LEJ Designs Anything Goes
Make It Mondays Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp & Show No Rules Challenge
Victorine Originals Buttons & Ribbon
Whoopsy Daisy Use Up Your Stash
Addicted to Stamps A Card For Someone Special
Great Impressions Show Us Your Best Stay in The Lines Colouring
One Stitch At A Time Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays Rough Around The Edges (DT)
The Ribbon Girls Colour Inspiration

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Molly Cat Birdhouse

Good morning all you lovely bloggers!
Today I have a simple little card to share with you.
I made it to send to a friend just to say hello!
The image I have used is Molly Cat With Bird House
Molly & twitter are great friends!


The base of the card is a vertical A6 blank.
The image was coloured using a mix of Flexmarkers & Promarkers
The Design paper is from The Best Of British Collection
which came free with Crafts Beautiful magazine.
The inspiration for my colours came from 

Do You Stack Up #80 Cool Colours



I added some little doodled birds just for a bit of added interest.
I think all the blues, pinks & greens give this card  
a great summery feel to it!


I used a Martha Stewart Lace Doily punch to create the 
scalloped borders & punched the same border on the paper insert.
Some of the edges were inked with a little inkpad.
The only other embellishment I added was a little 
upcycled ribbon bow.
The ribbon was originally on a friends top to hold it on a hanger.

Don't forget to check out the Challenge Blog
There's a new challenge today the theme this time is 
"Paper Piecing"
chosen by the lovely Ms Ali from Team B


Thanks so much for popping in to my little corner of blogland.
I really do appreciate you taking the time!

I'd like to enter this little card in the following challenges:
Fun With Shapes & More Summer/Birthday
Inspire Me Friday's Anything Goes
Poodles Parlour Use A Digi
Simply Create Too Summer/Vacation
The Stamp Man  Anything Goes/Summer Colours
Crafty Ribbons Photo Inspiration (I think my card fits this too!)
Do You Stack Up Cool Colours
Crafty Creations Free For All
Inky Impressions The Great Outdoors
LEJ Designs Animals
Party Time Tuesday's Let's Get Punchy
Sassy Cheryl's Summer Fun