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Wednesday, August 31, 2011


I love these funny images from La Pashe's Flippin' range but I don't like decoupage. So, when they brought out the lot in a clear stamp range, I had to have them and I've got the whole range of women and the men. Some of those are soooooooo funny, lol. Just like the decoupage you get the front and back of the character and although they look their best backed onto acetate in a window, I think they do just as well stamped inside the card. They come with sentiment and greeting stamps too.

Anyway, challenge #81 over at I ♥ PROMARKERS this week is an Anything Goes, so I was able to use one of my stamps and chose the bingo one. She proper looks the part doesn't she? lol. Our sponsor this week is LETRASET with a pack of Promarkers for the winner.

The papers I've used are MME Stella & Rose 'Gertie' and all the text elements were stamped. Everything was coloured with my Promarkers. The white bingo panel is a Tim Holtz embossing folder and the ribbon was also coloured with my Promarkers to match. I stamped the back of her onto card and coloured it and then cut it out and stuck it inside. The sentiment went inside too and it's obviously a little play on words, lol.

I have to say, she makes me smile. :o) And, I've been chosen as Featured Blogger over on Make It Monday this week...and that made me smile too so thank you.

Entering into:
CITY CRAFTER #72 - All dressed up.
CREATIVE CARD CREW - Anything goes.

PASSION FOR PROMARKERS #115 - Anything goes.
TUESDAY THROWDOWN #64 - Punny Sentiment.
MAKE IT MONDAY - Anything goes.
HEART SONG INSPIRATIONS #13 - Anything goes or Fave colour combo.
FASHIONABLE STAMPING #3 - Use ribbon and/or lace.
AI FACTORY - Anything goes.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


I struggle with embellishments when I'm doing my scrapbooking. Even though I have plenty littered about the craft room, I tend to just use what's in front of me, usually just my papers and printer. Which is pretty much what I did with this layout of my grandson Aidan yesterday (inspired by page 37 in the new Craft Stamper mag). A few rub-ons are always handy too.

Today I was planning another layout and I decided to start using more of my stash. So, I got my 'embellie box' out to see what I had that had been long forgotten. I can't actually remember the last time I opened this RUB. It was like an Aladdin's cave in there! Chipboard, die cuts, Tim Holtz metal, alphabets, felt borders, paint...all sorts of stuff. And, that's not all - I have stuff in various drawers too.

I reckon I've got no excuse now, lol. I'm going to have to work my way through this lot.

Entering into:
INCY WINCY - Anything but a card.
MAKE IT MONDAY - Anything goes.
PAPER PLAYTIME - Anything goes.

AI FACTORY - Anything goes.
CREATIVE CRAFT CHALLENGES - Anything but a card.
DEEP OCEAN - Light blue.
EVERYBODY ART - Blue and brown.


Time for challenge #80 over at I ♥ PROMARKERS and this week it's paper piercing. Not piecing..piercing, so we want to see you pricking your cards or whatever you make this week. We are sponsored by the fabulous Digi Doodle Shop with a $10 voucher for some of her terrific digi images up for grabs.

The image I used is one from Digi Doodle Shop (as are all the design team)and I think it's a lovely image for a boy's card. Coloured of course, with my Promarkers. I have pierced the card all the way around the edges as well as around the image and under the ribbon. The rosette was made with my Tim Holtz die and the papers are from a massive pad (180 sheets) from My Minds Eye called 'Complete Boy'. Ticket sentiment from The Crafty Pad Designs. Buttons and ribbon from stash.

Entering into:
AI FACTORY - Anything goes.
MAKE IT MONDAY - Anything goes.
TUESDAY THROWDOWN - Dimension and texture.
TOP TIP TUESDAY - Masculine card.

CARDS FOR MEN #17 - Anything goes.
PAPER PLAYTIME - Anything goes.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Challenge #135 over at THE CRAFTY PAD this week is to make a shaker card. I've not made one of these for years I don't think, so I quite enjoyed making it for a change. As always the DT used Debbie's images from THE CRAFTY PAD DESIGNS and I used Butterfly and Verse. We're sponsored this week by JOANNA SHEEN who has a £10 voucher as the prize for the winner.

Oh yeah, we've got a DT call out too if you're interested.

My papers and plain purple card have been hanging about in my stash for eons and then I just used my M.S. punch and that's pretty much it, lol. I wanted to keep it simple though and let the verse take centre stage. I cut the frame with nesties Labels 2.

Entering into:
ALLSORTS #117 - You've been framed.
DESIGNED 2 DELIGHT - Anything goes.
SEND A SMILE FOR KIDS - Punches & diecuts.
SIMPLY STAMPIN' #21 - Punch it up.
CRAFTY ANNE'S #47 - Scallops and/or fancy borders.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Phew, Wednesday again already and time for another challenge over at I ♥ PROMARKERS. It's #79 this week and the challenge is to make an easel card. Our sponsor this week is STAMPEEZEE and there is a £10 voucher up for grabs and boy, do they have some nice stuff.

I really like the easel cards on a drawer, so that's what I made this time. My image is from The Paper Shelter and my papers are from the pad 'Julianne' by K & Co. Prima flowers and a bit of ribbon from my stash and the knob on the drawer is a Tim Holtz hitch fastener. The sentiment which says 'You make me Smile' is from Pollycraft. I even got my sewing machine out for this one too. I'm stitching more and more for some reason.

Entering into:
TRY IT ON TUESDAY - Anything goes.
TUESDAY THROWDOWN - Non stamped sentiment (assuming that digi counts as non-stamped).

CUPCAKE CRAFTROOM - Soft and sweet.
BUNNY ZOE'S - Easel Card.
MAKE IT MONDAY - Anything goes.
PAPER PLAYTIME - Anything goes.
PINK ELEPHANT - Stitching.

ONE STITCH AT A TIME - Anything goes.

And, naughty, naughty me forgot my DT blog post for THE CRAFTY PAD challenge. This week #134, is Cute 'n Girly and all the DT used girlie images available from THE CRAFTY PAD DESIGNS.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

ILPM # 78

Wednesday already!!!! Time is going way to fast for my liking lol. Anyway, this weeks challenge over at I ♥ PROMARKERS is to follow a sketch. We are sponsored this week by DI'S DIGI'S and the prize is 5 images of the winners choice. Most of the design team used one of Di's images and the one I used is called 'One Each'.

I don't use a lot of sketches, but I really liked this one. So much in fact, that I've used it for another card too.

I think I went slightly over the top though, as this is very busy and soooooo not me, still nobody can say it isn't bright and cheerful, lol.

My papers are all from the pad 'DeLovely' by Cosmo Cricket. I coloured my image with my Promarkers and the lace and doily were in my stash. The flowers are by Prima (the ones in the bra shaped pack) and I just added a pearl to the centre. The sentiment is from The Crafty Pad Designs.

Entering into:
AI FACTORY - Anything goes.
ONE STITCH AT A TIME - Use a digi.
A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR - Birthday inspired.

KB CUTE MONDAY - Use a digi.
MAKE IT MONDAY - Always anything goes.
VICTORINE - Birthday.
INCY WINCY - Something old, something new (new pearls and image, everything else from stash).

Sunday, August 07, 2011


This weeks challenge over at THE CRAFTY PAD is gone fruity, so you all have to have some fruit on your creations. The DT all used this lovely 'Berry Sweet Strawberries' image which is of course, available from THE CRAFTY PAD DESIGNS. Our sponsors this week are Letraset who are giving a pack of 5 'Brights' Promarkers and Debbie at The Crafty Pad is giving 3 single digi images of the winners choice.

I decided to keep it clean and simple this week, so nothing much to tell you about this card other than where the image came from, lol.

Entering into:
A GEM OF A CHALLENGE - White on white.
CATCH THE BUG - Anything goes.
MARK'S FINEST PAPERS - Not standard size.
INSPIRE ME FRIDAY - Anything goes.
RAISE THE BAR - Anything goes.
CRAFTUSCRAZY - Anything goes.

AI FACTORY - Anything goes.
KELLEY KID'S - Anything goes.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011


Are you looking for some sentiments for your Christmas cards. A lovely selection of 15 is available from DIGITAL DOWNLOADS under the Christmas section.


Whoopee doo! I finally got to it. I've made my first card in 2 months so at least am back on track with I ♥ PROMARKERS and our theme for this weeks challenge #77 is 'Things with Wings'. Our sponsor is the lovely JOANNA SHEEN with a £10 spend in her online store up for grabs for our winner this week.

I'm not sure if my crafting head is on or not really, but this card is more 'me' than all the cute ones I do (or have to do). The bird stamps are from Elusive Images and the flower stamp was a freebie on the Craft Stamper magazine. I only used a few promarkers on this but that's all it needed. Papers are from 7 gypsies 'Morrocco Journey' and K & Co 'Julianne'.

Entering into:
CRAZY AMIGO - Anything goes.
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY - Anything goes.
CRAFT YOUR PASSION - Anything goes.
ALLSORTS - Free 'n Easy
SUNDAYS WITH CHRISSIE - Keep it simple (this is simple for me, lol).
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