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Saturday, 29 December 2012

Santa's Sleigh

Morning all, it's time for a new challenge at 2 Sisters!
This is my final GDT project for them!
* Sad Face*
It's been great fun! Thanks so much for having me as GDT!
*Smiles*
This week the theme is
"Anything But a Card"
Here's what I have to share with you!


It's a little Santa's Sleigh made using Candy Canes & chocolate bars!
So easy to make but so much fun! 
I think they are great substitute for overpriced selection boxes! 
 I first saw these on Jak Heath's blog!
She had a link to a tutorial but I decided to google & see what else was out there!
There are so many tutorials of different styles!
I had a look at them all & decided what I wanted to do!


Here are some of the ingredients I've used!
 Candy Canes & a 4 finger Kit Kat formed the base.


I decided to wrap my chocolate as my other half was playing Santa on Christmas Day 
& handing these out to all the little ones. 
I was worried that in the mayhem, the chocolate would 
end up all over my sisters floor! 
This way, the theory was that if the kids tore them apart, 
it should just be the outside wrappers& not the actual 
chocolate wrappers that tear.
This particular model was wrapped in kraft paper,
I also did some in scraps of wrapping paper!


I tied each "present" with some twine!


Here are all the presents ready to be glued together!
I used my hot glue gun to do this!


Two of the finished articles!
The Santa's on these look really laid back! lol
I actually made 18 of them in the end as everyone wanted one!


A view from a different angle!
I can tell you that these little babies went down a treat 
with the adults as well as the kids!
Thanks for popping in! 
I can't wait to see what project you make for the
I'd like to enter this project in the following challenges!
C.R.A.F.T Not A Card
Craft Us Crazy Merry Christmas
Crazy Amigo Challenge Merry Christmas
Deep Ocean Challenge Santa Is Coming To Town
LEJ Designs Santa's Coming To Town
Unstampabelles Christmas (No Stamping)

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Dustin, Santa & Rudolph!


Hi all I hope you had a fab Christmas & Santa was good to you!,
Here's another little Christmas card I made!
I really wish I'd had the time to take photo's of more but hey ho!
We were, it has to be said in total turmoil & it ain't over yet!
I'm hoping the DIY bug leaves this house before 2013! lol
That said, it will be nice when it's done!
We're currently having new lights fitted inside the wardrobes
which involves the wardrobes being emptied, painted & holes being
 cut in the wall then wires being fed through & wired in!
The lights will switch on whenever you open the wardrobe doors when it's done! Yay!!!

Once again, it's a little CAS card as it had to be posted out!


The card base is an A6 Kraft tent fold card 
made from an A4 sheet of Kraft card-stock from 
Southfield Stationers. The girls in the factory shop there could charm
the birds from the trees & I always end up spending more than
my pocket money allowance every time I visit! lol


The image I have used is the pre-coloured version of  the freebie
Isn't it just adorable. I added a few touches of glitter, white gel pen & 
a little shading but it's hard to see in the photos!


The paper is from my stash, I have no idea who it's by,
the ribbon is from Lidl & the sentiment computer generated.
The snowflake is a Marianne Creatable die!
I added a simple paper insert to this card.
Thanks for popping in!
I'd like to enter a few challenges with this little card:
Crafting For All Seasons Green Red & Glitter/Sparkle
Penny's Paper Crafty Merry Christmas
Anything Goes Challenge Traditional Christmas Colours
Clear It Out Christmas
Crazy Amigo Challenge Merry Christmas
Deep Ocean Challenge Santa Is Coming To Town

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

A Trio Of Penguins

Good evening bloggers & a very 
Merry Christmas 
to all of you who celebrate!
I just stopped by with one of the many Christmas cards I made
this year! As I have so many to post out, CAS is the order of the day!


I used an Elegant Square card blank from Craftwork Cards.
I love the shape of these!


The image I have used is "Penguins Three" from Bee Crafty
I've had this for a couple of years & when I went to find the link I
struggled a bit but you can find it here.
Coloured with Promarkers then matted on to black Glitter Card.
There's nothing particularly big or clever about this card!
I added a peel off "Happy Christmas" sentiment & some 
glass gems from my stash which were also coloured with Promarkers!


The inside of the card was decorated with a matt of
black then white card!
Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope you like my nice & easy Clean & Simple little card!
I'd like to enter a few little challenges:
Can You Digi It Not A Creature Was Stirring
Crafty Sentiments All That Glitters
Passion For Promarkers Mega Christmas Challenge (Happy)
Digi makeover Challenge Anything goes with a digi.
Forever Friends  Christmas Cards
Paper Pretties Monday Challenge Black White & choice
Creative Inspirations Paint Inspired By: Merry Christmas
Glitter N Sparkle Christmas/New Year Use A Digi
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Anything Christmas Goes
My Time To Craft Animals In The Snow



Saturday, 22 December 2012

Santa's Cookies Are Ready!

Good morning everyone!
How are you all today?
I'm still totally chasing my tail & playing catch up but I am getting closer
 every day to being organised for Christmas!
Over at the 2 Sisters Challenge blog, there's a new challenge for you!
This week the Theme is Krafty Christmas & we'd like to see you 
use Kraft on your project!
Here's my GDT card!

It's a simple little A6 card.
This weeks sponsor is Kenny K & I was given this little 
sweetie Santa Cookies from Kenny K to work with!
Isn't she just the cutest little thing you've ever seen!
I did try to print the image out onto Kraft card-stock but it wasn't
to be as the Kraft was just to thick for my poor printer.
So, instead I used Kraft for my base & for matting!


I coloured the image with a combination of Copics, Promarkers &
Flexmarkers then cut her out with an oval Nestie.
I cut the matt with a scalloped oval.


The sentiment ticket is from The Crafty Pad


The ribbons are from Lidl & the little Chrome Bell from MieFlower


The buttons & design paper were from my stash.
I used a simple paper insert to finish off this little card!
I hope you like it! 
I'm dropping it off later at my hairdressers 
with a box of cookies for them all!
Thanks so much for stopping by, it's always nice to have visitors!
I hope you have the time to Get Krafty & join in with  the 
challenge at 2 Sisters this time!
I'd like to enter this little card in the following challenges:
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas  Anything Christmas
Charisma Cardz Santa Claus is coming to town.
Auds Sentiments - Anything With A Sentiment
Copic Challenge Europe A Christmas Card
Craft Us Crazy Merry Christmas
Happy Campers Food & Drink

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Hell For Leather!

Good Morning all!
It's Thursday & time for me to share a Just Inklined creation with you!

As you'll see my card is not a Christmas card!
It's for my hubby's 50th Birthday! 


The image I have used is Hell For Leather from Just Inklined
It's the perfect image for bikers of all ages!
I've used a 6"x6" Kraft card base.
The papers I have used are from Southfield Stationers.


I coloured the image with my trusty Promarkers. 
Then inked with a Colourbox Cats Eye chalk inkpad.
I really love these little pads!
The card base is 6"x6" Kraft & I have matted with plain black paper.
The numbers are Anita's Glitterations & the cogs are Sizzix Dies.
I've had these for ages & haven't used them! They are sooo cool!


I've decorated the inside of the card in a similar style to the front!
I did have some sentiment tickets printed off to add to this card but 
I decided against using them as I like it as it is!

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges!
Thanks to the volunteers at Feline Playful who make it so easy!
Bearly Mine Winter Birthdays
Digital Tuesday Layers
Elke Kaart Een Feestje Anything Goes
Crafty Bloggers Network Anything Goes
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges  Birthdays At Christmas
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time Use A Digi
Hiding In My Craft Room Go Digital


Tuesday, 18 December 2012

A New Truck For My Wife

Good evening lovely bloggers!
Here's a card I made for my nieces husband's Birthday.
He like his vehicles & when I saw this image I thought of him!


My card is a 6"x6" square using smooth white card stock from 
Southfield Stationers The images is also printed on to card stock from Southfields
The papers are from the First Edition Hideaway Stack.
The green paper used for matting is from Lidl


for my card layout.
Sadly I have missed the challenge as I thought it was monthy & not 
every 2 weeks!*sob* *sob*


The image I have used is Gus Tidbits New Truck & the sentiment came with it!
I coloured it up with Promarkers from Letraset
As you can see I distressed all the edges using a pair of scissors.


The buttons were from a Papermania Capsule Collection


I decorated the inside of the card too. 
You can just about see it if you peek round the corner! lol
Thanks for dropping in!
My card was made with the following challenges in mind as
listed in the fab Feline Playful blog
Eclectic Ellapu Anything Goes
Here Come The Boys Anything Goes
Elke Kaart Een Feestje Anything Goes
Daisy Doodles Creative Challenges  Birthdays At Christmas

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Dear Friends

Good Morning, & a happy Sunday to you all!
It's with a sad heart & a tear in my eye that I tell you today is my last
 DT card for The Crafty Pad. 
The challenge blog & The Crafty Pad Designs shop will both be
 closing after this challenge is over but for now, lets celebrate the  new challenge
Here's my little creation


The image I have used is Snowmen from The Crafty Pad Designs.
I love this image but I've never actually used it up until now.
I thought it was just perfect for this challenge theme.
I went for a CAS style too as on this occasion I felt less is more!


I printed the image & sentiment directly on to a DL card base, 
then printed the image a second time & fussy cut out the Snowmen 
I coloured the images with my Promarkers then layered them using some 
Pinflair glue for dimension. I added a line of glitter along the snowline


The sentiment is one I've used forever & I think it's very true!


I have made many dear friends in blog land, especially
the ladies I have met at The Crafty Pad they have been  wonderful
teamies & we've all had great fun! This card is dedicated to them &
to all of you, my lovely blogging friends!


I took a side view to try to show you the dimension!

I hope you can join in the challenge this week!
We'd love to see all your Friendship/Keep in touch creations!
We also hope to keep in touch with all the friends we've met 
Without your entries, it just wouldn't have been so much fun!

I must also say a thank you to all the sponsors, especially those who
supported my in my Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraising Challenge!

The last person I want to thank is Debbie the lovely boss without whom
there would have been no Crafty Pad Designs & none of the fun we've all had!
Don't forget that there is a 25% off sale until the shop closes on 6th Jan 2012
but, Debbie's images will still be available after then from
Just search for The Crafty Pad in the designers section.

The sponsor for this weeks challenge is the lovely


who is once again offering a £10 voucher
to spend in her online shop

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Come & Get It Anything Christmas
Joanna Sheen Challenge With Love At Christmas
Opus Gluei Baby It's Cold Outside
Pan Pastel Challenge Christmas Time
Totally Gorjuss For Someone Special
Cards Galore Christmas
Cupcake Craftroom Anything Christmas
Ladybug Crafts Christmas and/or Winter
Avadares Anything With A Digi

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Gingerbread Treats

Morning all!
Here's my latest GDT card for the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog!
The theme this week is Gingerbread Treats
The images used by the DT & GDT were kindly supplied by 
Here's my card!


I did plan a totally different card but hey ho, this is how it turned out!
I enjoy seeing where my stash takes me sometimes! lol
I used a scalloped square card base from Craftwork Cards


The papers I have used are from my last years stash & I have
 no idea where they are from I'm sorry!!
I coloured the image with Promarkers then chalked around the outside
 & in the background with Colourbox Q Fluid Chalks Ink Pads 


The ribbon is from Lidl, it's actually meant for gift wrapping but great for crafting too!
The snowflake is cut with a Marianne Creatables Die
That was also from last year & I can't find my dies at the moment!


Here's a side view of my card!
The sentiment is a peel off, for some reason they seem to come 
into their own at this time of year! I also added some buttons from my stash!
I hope you can join in the challenge at 2 Sisters this time!

Stop Press: I have been sorting my craft stuff & have
just now found my snowflake dies! Yay!!!
Ah well there's always next year! lol


I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
For Fun Challenges Home (Show A Home or House)
Aud's Sentiment Challenge Anything Goes With A Seasonal Sentiment
C.R.A.F.T. Winter
Craft Us Crazy Christmas/Winter &/or Favourite Embellishment
Chalk N Stock Blog Hop
Do You Stack up Christmas
Paper Crafting Journey Any Christmas Project
Christmas At Sweet Stampin' Anything Christmas Goes
Paperminutes Arrows
Passion For Promarkers Mega Christmas Challenge (Happy Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday  Christmas
Cupcake Craft Merry Christmas
Incy Wincy Designs Christmas With Snowflakes

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Christmas Pudding

Good Morning all! 
I hope you're well & getting there with your Christmas Preparations!
It's Thursday & time for my Just Inklined project!
I was lucky enough to get hold of the 
which has lots of exclusive images, papers scrapbook elements & much more!
Here's the card I made


The image I have used is called Christmas Pudding.
It does exactly as it says on the tin!
Coloured with Promarkers & Flexmarkers by Letraset the cut out with a nestie
the edges are inked with a Colourbox Cats Eye Chalk Inkpad.
The card base is a 6"x6" using cardstock from Southfield Stationers
The papers are Papermainia from last year & the ribbon was rescued from a card 
I received last year. I matted everything onto some gold paper & card-stock.
I also added some Diamond Sparkles glitter to highlight.


A side view.
I used the Sketch from


Seems A Little Sketchy for my basic layout but I omitted the embellishments.


I decorated the inside of the card too.
Thanks for popping in to visit!
Don't forget to visit the Just Inklined Blog for more inspiration from the 
uber talented ladies of the DT!
I'd like to put this card forward for the following challenges
as listed on the Feline Playful Blog

Clear It Out Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas Metallic Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday Christmas
Use It Tuesdays All About Christmas
Crafty Boots Christmas
Hooked On Craft Christmas



Sunday, 9 December 2012

A Christmas Recipe For You

Good Morning lovely bloggers!
Happy Sunday to you!
I hope you have a nice relaxing day planned with lots of crafting time!
Have you got your Christmas cards all done yet?
If like me you're nowhere near done yet, this weeks challenge 
#200 at The Crafty Pad is just the one for you! 
We have a Christmas Recipe for you this week!
Here's my card!


The DT were  given images from


our lovely sponsor for this week!
I've been making sooooo many red green & gold
Christmas cards, I decided to go with non traditional colours.


I coloured up the image with Flexmarkers & added some 
I used a Papermania Snowflake embossing folder
 then matted everything on to some silver mirror card.


My three snowflakes were punched with a Woodware punch
 & layered for some added dimension. I then added a pink
self adhesive pearl to the centre of each.
I layered my two ribbons one on top of the other & added
a bow using both. My sentiment is a Christmas Sentiment Ticket
from The Crafty Pad Designs where there is a 25% off sale at the moment.


Here's my card from the side!
Thanks for popping in!
Make sure you check out the other fab DT creations at 
I hope to see your creations in the challenge & look forward to
visiting you blog!
Good Luck & Happy Crafting! xx

I'd like to enter a few challenges with this card.
I compiled my list with the help of the Feline Playful Team!
2 Sisters Snowflakes
Just Us Girls Embossing
Little Claires Christmas
My Time To Craft Non Traditional Christmas Colours
Broken Box Stock Happy Holidays
Delicious Doodles Anything Christmas With Blue
Fussy & Fancy I Love Christmas
Sweet 'n' Sassy Christmas
Avadares  Anything With A Digi
C.R.A.F.T Christmas
Delightful Challenges All About Christmas
Pixie Dust Studio Sparkles & Snowflakes