Saturday, 18 October 2014

Black & White Anniversary

Good morning all!
I have a card to share with you today!
It's an Anniversary card that I made using the Tonic Studios Dies
which I purchased recently. I have to say I made a mistake & this wasn't 
actually what I thought I had bought but hey ho,
 a happy accident it would appear!

I used white linen embossed card stock for the base & the die cuts.
A matt of silver mirror card, then a matt of black embossed card
from the Pure Elegance Kit by Lelli-Bot Crafts whichI won as a blog candy.

I created the sentiment in my graphics programme as I just couldn't find 
what I was after anywhere. I've added it here for you if you'd like it!

All I ask is please don't share. If you want to tell your friends about it that's great, 
they are more than welcome to pop over to pick it up too.
If you do use it, I'd appreciate if you added a link back to my blog!
To save the image to your pc, just click on the image to enlarge it then 
right click &save.
The sentiment was cut out using a Marianne Creatable die.

I added a few little gems from my stash just to finish it off!
Thanks for popping by, I hope you like it!
I'm off to deliver this card now!

I'd like to enter my card in a few challenges as listed below:
Crafty Catz - Black + One Other Colour
Kitty Bee Designs - Dies &/or Punches
Papertake Weekly - Super Fly - Anything With Wings
Top Tip Tuesday - Favourite Colour Combo
Crafty Cardmakers - Sentiment as Main Focus
House Of Cards - Punches &/or Dies
Ooh La La Creations - Inspired By Nature
Through The Purple Haze - Wings & Bling
Glitter n Sparkle - Include Some Black & White
Pile It On - Use Two Or More Die Cuts

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Baby Baby

Good morning all!
A quick post fom me today, sharing a couple of  baby cards!

The cards are A6 size
I used a Woodware stamp for both!
After stamping, I embossed them with clear embossing powder.
The paper on this one is from the Faithful Friends CD at
I had it left over from another project.
Buttons are from my stash!

The pink version. Again using left overs. This time
 Dottie Card from Anna Marie Designs.
The flowers were punched with a Woodware Daisy Punch
Gems from my stash!

Monday, 13 October 2014

Just Inklined To Hop - Halloween

Good Morning all!
I know, it's the second Monday of the month, but here we are with the

Once again we are only two but I hope you enjoy what you see! lol
The theme this time is Halloween
You should have come from Nicole's blog but if not, 
you can go there next!
Here's my card

 I used the cute image, Mummy for my CAS card.
I'm sure lot's of Mummy's have their birthdays on Halloween!

I shaded some areas of the image with my promarkers.
The spider & webs were cut out from an old recycled 
envelope using my Silhouette.

Don't forget we have a mystery host with a spot prize, 
so make sure you leave a comment for your chance to win!
Thanks for popping in,
I'd like to enter this card in a couple of challenges:
Sunflowers Fields Designs - Autumn Halloween
Fairy Tale Challenge - Happy Halloween
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Sweet Pea Stampers - Halloween
That's Crafty! Challenge Blog - Keep It Simple
Crafting By Design - Boo - Youe Scared Me
Crafting For All Seasons - Too Cute To Spook
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - Clean & Simple
Scrappers' Delights - Anything Goes/Monochrome
Delightful Challenges - Delightfully Frightful
Dream It Up - Happy Hallowthankmas
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday
A Little Bit Crafty - Boo
ReCycle, RePurpose & ReInvent - Fall Harvest Halloween

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Ballet Pointe

Good Morning all!
I'm sorry I've been a bit erratic with my posting & commenting lately but 
life has been very busy at the moment! I'm doing my best to get round all the blogs 
but I do seem to be chasing my tail at times!
Anyhoo, enough of my prattle, on we go!

 It's Thursday which means it's time for my Just Inklined post!
Here's what I made this week!

This lovely image is Ballet Pointe
I used my Flexmarkers & Promarkers to colour.
The base card is 6x6 inch Linen Embossed card stock
The dottie card is from Anne Marie Designs & the pink is from 
American Crafts.The border was created with the
 Martha Stewart Doily Punch.
The lace is from my stash & is a blueish colour, not actually the 
grubby grey looking colour it appears in the photo! lol
The heart shaped button & twine are also from my stash.

The sentiment was created on my PC using Sweetly Broken font.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Leave a little love & I'll visit you & do the same! 

I'd like to enter this little card in the following challenges:
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Polka Dots
Cards Und More - Buttons
Tuesday Throwdown - Button Up
Crafty Cardmakers -  Triple B (Blue, Birthday, Button)
Ooh La La Creations - Use A Bow
The Crazy Challenge - For a Special Lady
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything With a B (Ballet, Birthday, Blue, Bow, Border)
Just Us Girls - Celebrate

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Think Pink

Good Morning lovelies!
I was very luck to be invited to Guest Design this month at

The Sisterhood Of Crafters

The theme for the first challenge is "Think PINK"
(In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month)

As some of you will know, this is a cause very dear to my heart as
my mum had breast cancer a couple of years ago! Happily, she is a survivor and
we are greatful to the medical teams & support staff who looked after her so very well!
So, on to my card!

I coloured up the image with my Promarkers.
She's a freebie image I got a little while ago via the Saturated Canary
Facebook Group! Isn't she a stunner!

Here's a closer look at her!
I cut out the image with a Spellbinders die & inked with
 a little Worn Lipstick distress ink,

The papers I've used are from First Edition, Bird Cage Stack
The plain paper is by American Crafts.
The border was created using a Martha Stewart Doily Punch.
The gorgeous Faux Silk ribbon is from my stash.
As you can see the inside of the card is decorated too!

I hope you can play along in the Think PINK Challenge.
Don't forget to check yourself too! 
If you're not sure how, look here.
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Double Click Skittles - Use Pink
Fab'n'Funky - Anything With Ribbon
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Challenge - Digi/Borders Or Punches
Karleigh Sue Challenge - Pink Ribbon Challenge/Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Live & Love Crafts Challenge - Pink Anno 2014
Dragonfly Dreams - Mainly Pink
Eclectic Ellapu - Flowers
Fairytale Stampers - Flowers/Ribbon
Glitter N Sparkle - Anything with a B (Bow, Bird, Border)
Fussy & Fancy - Lot's of Pink (Breast Cancer Awarness)

Monday, 6 October 2014

Just Inklined To Share

Just thought I'd share the latest fantastic releases from 
Digital Stamp Headphones and iPod
Digital Stamp Baseball Mitt

Digital Stamp Pensioners of the Caribean

Digital Stamp Sun Shade Moment

Don't forget to check out all the other amazing images available too!

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Happy New Job

Good Morning all!
I have a little card to share with you!
Today would normally be my Just Inklined day 
but as my card has already been posted on my blog I thought I'd
share a little something else with you!
This is for a work colleague, who was promoted.

Her day to day job won't change too much other than she'll be more 
involved in decision making & planning, which I reckon means she's actually
been doing her new job for a while already!

I used an A6 base of white linen embossed CS then used some
snippets of vibrant pink & orange papers from my stash.
The green leafy paper is from Lidl! 
Some of the leaves are embossed with gloss & glitter
The sentiment was made in my graphics programme.
I cut it out with a circle nestie then inked with a liquid chalk ink pad.
The chipboard Butterflies are by Dovecraft I think.
I added a couple of gems from my stash!

A little side view.
I'm hoping it's funky but not too out there!
I'd like to enter the following challenges with this card:
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Use Orange
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Bingo (middle line, DP, Die Cut, Sentiment)
Retarte - Colour Challenge or Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown Opposites Attract
The Crazy Challenge - For A Special Lady
Scrappy Hands - Beginnings
Scribble & Scrap - #28 (3 entries only)
Crazy 4 Challenges -Leaf or Leaves

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Thank Meow

Hi di hi all!
Sorry I've been awol, the hubster & I went off to the lovely little island of 
Menorca for a much needed little break! 
We had a lovely relaxing time & our batteries are now recharged!
So, normal service will be resumed, so to speak!

I have a little CAS Thank You card to share with you!

This was made for the wonderful Dave who looked after our 
kitties so well while we were away!
We wanted to let him know how much the cats enjoyed his
companywithout going over the top! 
The base card is A6 size, Linen Embossed card stock.
I used a Memory Box Pouncing Cat Die to cut out the cats.
 Black Soot Distress Ink markings were added to the white one
& white gel pen markings on the grey!
The grey panel was embossed with a Papermania Brick Wall folder
The font I've used for the sentiment is Watermelon Sundae

A little side view just to finish up with!
Thanks for dropping by!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

CAS On Sunday - Lift A Card
We Doobadoo Challenge - Something Masculine
Keep It Simple - No Stamps

Thursday, 25 September 2014

The Blessing

Good Morning all!
It's Thursday already! How's your week been?
A good one I hope!
So, it's time for me to share a Just Inklined card with you!
This time, I've made a little sympathy card.
I always find them a challenge to make.

The gorgeous image I have used is called 
.I think it's just perfect for such an occasion but would also be 
suitable for other religious occassions such as 
Christenings, Confimations, Wedding Blessings etc.
I made the sentiment on my PC using a free font called

Here's a closer look at the image, coloured up with my promarkers
 & inked with Milled Lavender Distress Ink.

I've used a Cuttlebug Script embossing folder for the white mat.
I did brush over it with the distress ink but it doesn't
show up at all in the photos!
I also added a little piece of satin ribbon from my stash.
Thanks for the visit, leave me some love & I will
try to visit you & do the same!

I'd like to enter this card in a few little challenges:

Monday, 22 September 2014

Shades Of One

Good morning lovelies,
I hope you're all well!
I have a card to share with you today!
This is my DT card for the current challenge over at The Crafting Cafe.
Shades of One 

I've used a Bugaboo Digital Stamp from my stash called
 Bugaboo are one of our sponsors this month.
We are also sponsored by 
(I had hoped to make a card using one of the images supplied 
by them too but I just ran out of time!)

My card is a little A6 tent fold card.
I used my favourite Linen Embossed CS from The Range
for the base & added a mat of black CS which I embossed with
two little border folders, I think they are from Papermania.
The little baubles/lights are embossed & I 
debossed the snowflakes for a bit of variety!

The image was partially coloured using my promarkers & I added some
Frosted Lace Stickles for a bit of detail!
(looks like they may have had a bit of a reaction with my pinter ink!)
I added some narrow gingham ribbon from my stash,
to the top & bottom of the image, just to finish it off! 
This card is destined to go to a "Bah Humbug" type of person! Lol
I hope you like it! 
I also hope you will share your Shades of One/Monochromatic 
 projects with us at The Crafting Cafe!

I'd like to enter this card in a few little challenges: