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Thursday, 28 April 2016

80 Years Young!

Good morning all! Hope you are all well!
( I must apologise for not being up to date on my blog commments.
I've not been feeling so great this past week but I am trying to catch up, 
so please just bear with me!)

The card I have to share with you was made for my lovely  Dad
who celebrated his 80th birthday yesterday!
Happy Birthday again Dad!


I know he likes these colours & he likes Marilyn Munro
The card base is 8"x8" I do enjoy working with this size of card!
The papers are from my minds eye.
The fantastic image is from Marilyn from Ike's Art. I've used her several times now!
I coloured her lightly with flexmarkers the cut out with a Spellbinders circle die!
I used the layout from Paper Play Sketches & would like to enter their challenge!
Isn't it fantastic!
I changed it to a square & instead of adding further embellishments,
I used Tea Dye distress ink with a film strip die & some sequin waste
as stencils. I used a bit of Kraft CS for matting & layering!
The fish tails were created using a square punch.
The sentiment button was done in my graphics programme.
If anyone would like it, please just ask!
The ribbon & lace are from my stash! I do love adding a bit of lace to cards
for men, as long as it's not too flowery or sparkly!
Hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by!

I'd like to enter my card in a few other challenges

DRS Designs - Include The Word "Day"
Seize The Birthday 2W Birthday + Optional Topping: Anything Goes
Through the Purple Haze - Add A Number Oops no more than 10 challenges
Crafting By Designs - Let's Hear It For The Boys and Men
Inky Impressions - All About The Boys
Sisterhood of Crafters - Birthdays
The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/ Use Ribbon
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Birthday
Always Playing with Paper - W, E3 - Masculine Card (Cut off circle shape of engine)
Cards in Envy - Birthday Cards
The Ribbon Girls -  Anything Goes as long as you include an image

Monday, 25 April 2016

The Lovecats

Good morning all!
It's Monday again, which means it's time for a new callenge over at
Eureka Stamps Challenge Blog! This weeks theme is........
Here's my card!

I made a cute little Monochromatic annivesary card using the
Lol, I have two rescue cats who love each other most of the time,
 but regularly beat up on each other just for fun!
I have to say I was singing the song Love Cats in my head,
all the time I was making this
I started with an A6 Kraft base then added a brick embossed panel,
which I brushed over with Tea Dye Distress Ink.
The image was lightly coloured using prisma pencils,
then cut with an Xcut heart die & inked with the Tea Dye DI.
The sentiment was brushed with ink then, image & sentiment were
popped up on some foam tape to add a little dimension.
My added bling is a few little sequins.
I do hope you can play along in this weeks challenge.
 I'd love to see what your added bling is!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Quirky Crafts - Raining Cats & Digs
Brown Sugar  - Anything Goes
Creative Corner  - Words
Morgan's Art World Monochrome
As You Like It Challenge Favourite Animal & Why* Cats because I just love them!
Cardz 4 Galz - Use An Embossing Folder
Star Stampz Challenge Use A Digi 
Tuesday Throwdown -  Monochromatic