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Sunday, November 28, 2010


It's time for challenge #99 over at THE CRAFTY PAD and this week the theme is snowflakes. Our sponsor is CRAFTY SENTIMENTS

and the prize on offer is this set of digital papers.

Now, before I go any further and show you my card, I want to remind you about next week. It's our 100th challenge and as such, we're having a bit of a celebration. There will be prizes galore on offer. There will be the main prize but also, every Design Team member will have a mini comp on their blogs, so don't forget to check back and see what's on offer.

For our cards this week, the DT used 'Snowmen' which is available to buy at CRAFTY PAD STAMP DESIGNS. Debbie sells polymer stamps as well as digi, so pop over and take a look.

It's been a while since I used my Craft Robo so I thought I'd get it out again for this challenge. I cut my snowflakes and sentiment on it, then glittered them. The paper is one I printed myself and a Martha Stewart punch was used on the edge.

I'll enter this into the following challenges:
OUR DAILY BREAD - Snowflakes.
ONE STOP CRAFT - Christmas Cuties. (well, I think these snowmen are cute)
BAH HUMBUG - Feeling the Blues.
THE CHARACTER CAFE - Neutral and Bling (can't get much more neutral than white, lol).
CRAFTY CATZ - Christmas.
A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR - Anything Goes.
INCY WINCY - Blue and White.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Time for another challenge over at I ♥ PROMARKERS and this week the theme is Anything goes with a bit of sparkle as an optional choice. Our sponsor again is the lovely DIGI DOODLE SHOP with a $10 spend in her store for the winner. She really does have some fabulous images, so if you like digi you must go and have a look.

Anyway, as our theme is Anything Goes - I grabbed the chance NOT to do yet another blurdy Christmas card and I chose this image from Digi Doodle Shop called 'Feeding the Pigeons' as it grabbed my eye the moment I saw it.

My papers are Basic Grey 'Periphery' and I coloured the image to suit the papers, using a slightly darker colour for his skin as I wanted him to look a bit weathered. Not sure if it works though, I think he looks more like he's got a suntan, ha,ha.

The brown card was white coloured with a Cocoa Promarker and the punch is Fiskars 'Threading Water'. The metal sentiment was in my stash and I chose it because I don't think there's anything in life more simple than sitting on a park bench feeding the birds. The brads are Tim Holtz bronze looking things and I offset the mat behind the image to use the....oh! I've forgotten what they're called, but I'm not sure if I like that either now. Oh well, I still like the image. :o)

Ah!!! Photo turns. That's what they're called, pmsl.

I shall enter it into the following challenges:
A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR - Anything goes.
ARTFUL INKABLES - Punches & Diecuts.
ANYTHING GOES - Animals. (hoping birds count)
FAB 'N FUNKY - Going with the Flow.
DIGI DOODLE SHOP Anything goes.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Roast dinner day's here again, but that doesn't stop the challenges. Over at THE CRAFTY PAD the challenge this week is to use the colours Red and Green. It doesn't have to be a Christmas card, but of course, we expect to see lots of them.

Our lovely sponsor this week is JOANNA SHEEN and the prize is a £10 voucher to spend in her store.

The design team all used the image Rodney and Robin and it's available to buy at the CRAFTY PAD SHOP.

The first thing I did when making my card was to change the colour of 'Merry Christmas' to green in Photoshop and then printed it out and coloured it in with my Promarkers. I cut a strip of red card and put it through my bug to layer over the background paper. The holly panel was stamped with a little clear stamp that came with a magazine recently and I dotted the berries red. The ink was from a large Fiskars dye ink pad in Hunter Green and I inked the edge of Rodney and Robin using the same. A little glitter was added to the berries and to Robin's hat.

Finally, I added a strip of red ribbon with canes on, 3 metallic nail heads and the gorgeous Poinsettia which is from Prima Marketing.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


A card I made just because I wanted to. It's been a while since I did any cards that weren't for a DT, lol. I've had this digi image from Digi Doodle Shop for quite a while and I was actually going to use it for an Autumn themed card and call it 'The End of Summer' as she looks so thoughtful. Anyway, I never got round to it, so I came up with this in the end.
The papers are yet again, from my all time fave pad, Fancy Pants 'All Fall'. The quote is in the pad too but it's a border and I just cut and trimmed it. Another fave out again is my Martha Stewart deep lattice punch and the image was coloured with my Promarkers. I just love these apricot shades and they go so well with the papers.

I'm entering into the following challenges:
DIGI DOODLE SHOP Anything goes.
FRESHLY BREWED - Show off your style.
ONE STITCH AT A TIME- Fave colours.
A I FACTORY - Die cuts/punches.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Another challenge at I LOVE PROMARKERS. Time is going way too fast for me. This is challenge #41 and the theme is Snowmen. We are sponsored this week by SIMON SAYS STAMP and the prize for the winner is a $15 spend in their online store. Well worth an entry, I would say. :o)

For my card I used a digi stamp from DIGI DOODLE SHOP and you can find it in her Christmas Collection. I embossed the diagonal grid on the card using my Scor Pal and the bit of snowman vellum (which again, I found in some old stash) was run through the cuttlebug with swiss dots. Some velvet ribbon and some red gems on his buttons and the bottom panel finished it off.

I'll be back with my challenge entries as I have to go out now. :o)

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Time for another challenge over at THE CRAFTY PAD and this week we want to see some Christmas Sparkle on your entries. Don't forget, it doesn't have to be a card and anybody that uses a Crafty Pad image will be entered into a separate draw to win a digi image of their choice.

We are sponsored this week by the fabulous CREATIVE CRAFT WORLD

and the prize is this fantastic MME 'I Believe' gift pack including 12x12 paper pack, bazzill match pack, ribbons and brads.

For my card I coloured Holly and Harvey with my Promarkers and glittered the trims on their hats. I've been rooting through old stash lately and the papers are some I found in there, lol. Soooooooo much stuff that never gets used!!! A nestie Beaded Oval was used for the mat and my fave Martha Stewart punch came into play again. The paper says 'Peace' (I think) in different languages. Under the image is a small strip of lilac vellum which I stamped with my Stazon white and a free snowflake stamp that was in a set off the front of Crafts Beautiful magazine (one I never normally buy, lol). A bit of glitter on the background and 3 ribbons finished it off.

Friday, November 12, 2010


The lovely Ali over at AQUILEIGA'S ESCAPE has awarded me this blog with attitude award. Thanks, hun.

There are a few rules that go along with it though. Oh, and a $5 gift certificate if you follow them.

1. Share 3 things about me.

a) I won a gold medal for Archery.
b) I used to love housework...now I hate it and I loathe ironing with a passion.
c) I had my voice trained when I was younger and love opera.

2. Pass this on to 5 people and these are some blogs I love.


3. Display the blog award in your sidebar and link it back to the DIGI'S WITH ATTITUDE challenge blog (then click on the link on the blog to claim your gift).

Thanks again, Ali. :o)

Thursday, November 11, 2010


For The Fallen.

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

Sunday, November 07, 2010


Today sees my first contribution as a member of the Design Team over at THE CRAFTY PAD. I am so pleased to be joining them. We are sponsored this week by both the super CRAFTY RIBBONS and LETRASET. The prizes on offer are a gorgeous box of ribbons (just yummy) and a set of 5 Promarkers in Winter themed colours. But...you'll have to pop over to the challenge blog for a peek at these great prizes and enter the challenge for a chance to win them.

The Design Team all worked with the lovely Crafty Pad image Holly and Bauble which you can purchase HERE. The challenge is to use at least one circle and 2 ribbons.

For my card, as there aren't rules to say I have to use my Promarkers or anything, I chose to colour it digitally in Photoshop. I made my own backing paper by isolating the bauble and reducing it in size to make a regular pattern and then used a Martha Stewart punch around the edges. The plain red paper is some I've had in my stash for years. Edges were inked with distress ink, Fired Brick and then I added some lace, ribbons and a charm.

I will enter into the following challenges:
CATCH THE BUG - Anything goes
PILE IT ON - Animals
CRAFT YOUR PASSION - Anything goes

Thursday, November 04, 2010


and it's snowflake time. That's the theme over at I ♥ PROMARKERS this week for challenge #39. We are sponsored again by the lovely JOANNA SHEEN and she is offering a £10 gift voucher as a prize to our winner.

For my card I wanted to keep it simple and chose to use an image by JUST INKLINED as I thought it was such a pretty scene. It was, of course, coloured with Promarkers and the snow was added with dimensional paint. This was actually the third time I coloured the image and it just wouldn't go right, the green kept seeping through on the trees, so it's far from perfect, but hey ho! you get the idea. I even added a bit of glitter which is NOT my favourite thing - dreadful stuff, lol. I made my own backing paper in photoshop and made up the sentiment too.

Nestability beaded oval was used for the image (funny how it looks debossed intead of embossed, but it isn't, honest) and the sentiment tag is also a nestie.

I shall enter this into challenges:

FRESHLY BREWED - Anything Goes
INCY WINCY - Anything Goes
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