Friday, 14 September 2012


Hello lovely people! I hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend. I know I certainly am as I'm off to France tonight for a little weekend away. Here's to lots of chilled out mooching around, yummy food and plenty of wine - without one of us being on lemonade because we have to drive! Anyway, enough of my waffle. Let me show you what you came for.... Some crafty inspiration!

I had a ridiculous amount of fun with this card and I'm so chuffed/stunned that the bling I added to the sentiment came out in the picture - first time I've ever managed that!

I went for a real scrappy feel on my card, just like my biggest stamping idols do. I'm not sure I executed it with the level of precision that they do, but I think it is definitely passable! I particularly adore this amazing Crate Paper collection, just the most beautiful designs and colour palette. Yum!

I applied the bling to the sentiment in a slightly different way and I think this will be my method of choice from now on. I squirted a little Stickles on a piece of scrap and then used a paint brush to paint on the sparkles. It gave a must thinned, less gloppy look which I much prefer. A useful tip ith Christmas just around the corner. 

Anyway, must dash, I have a ferry to catch!

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Saturday, 8 September 2012

Oh dear...

I was about to launch in to some serious crafting. However think I might need to do some serious tidying first. Boo hiss.
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Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Redonkulous DT Day #11

Hello lovely people! Not satisfied taking part in the Redonkulous blog hop (BTW, you still have time to take part, just check out the post below this one!), I'm back with yet another Redonkulous creation :o)

Those of you who regularly check out my blog will know that I am very much a square card, bold character image kinda gal.... well, this one is a little bit different. Not only have I gone floral, the central focus of my card is actually a sentiment. In addition to that, I made a stepper card to mount it all on.

And from the side view...

I just love this sentiment as this is exactly the relationship I have with my lovely Mum. Sheryl has done such a fantastic job in embellishing the heart with all those vines and leaves too. She's a fab artist :o)

For those of you who also love this image, there is good news.... there are a whole host of other versions available with alternative sentiments in the shop! Make sure you visit Redonkulous to check them out!
Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, 31 August 2012

Redonkulous Blog Hop of Celebrations!

Hi all! Welcome to stop two of the Redonkulous Blog Hop of Celebrations! If you have hopped here from my lovely teamie Kimberly's blog, keep reading. However, if you have come straight to me, you are so going to want to go back to the beginning of our hop... well, you wouldn't want to miss out of any our gorgeous creations, would you?!

Anyway, the reason we are here today is to CELEBRATE. As some of you may know, Sheryl the owner, creator, and artist of Redonkulous Designs recently gave birth to her second child. A lovely little girl called Serina.

Because of this fantastic news, we'd love for you to join us in this celebration with us. So, in addition to this blog hop, we also have some fun chances for you to win big with us! Keep reading to find out how.

First off though, lets get looking at some Redonkulous inspiration! One of my favourite things about Sheryl's designs is that they are mega cheeky and fun.... and this one is absolutely no exception!

And now for a little close-up to demonstrate the abundance of foam pads and silicone on this card!

Isn't she just the cutest?! I was a bit nervous about colouring all that white cake in, but my trusty B60 and B63 Copics seem to come up trumps again :o)

Remember I was talking about treats earlier in this post? Well, Kim has offered up a set of Justwordz sentiment stamps for a very lucky winner. Here is what you have to do to get your inky paws on them...

1 - Visit all the blogs in the hop and leave each lady a comment (it's only a small hop, promise!) 
2 - Follow the Redonkulous Designs blog.
3 - Like the Redonkulous Facebook page.
4 - Head on back to Kim to tell her you did 1-3 above!

Fancy winning some Redonkulous images of your very own? Well, join in our little challenge and you will be in with a chance of winning some!

You won't be surprised to hear that the theme is CELEBRATION and you've got until 15 September 2012 to join in. Please just take a couple of seconds to read our simple guidelines.....

1 - The winner will be chosen by random number generator and will win 16000 points to put towards Redonkulous images of their choice.
2 - If you use a Redonkulous image you get a second chance to win 8000 points towards Redonkulous images and this project will be handpicked by Sheryl herself, so let's see your Redonkulous images...for two chances at winning!
3) You may enter 3 times.
4) No back linking please, we want to see new creations :o)
5) Please make sure you have a link to the Redonkulous Store on your post.

Good luck everyone! Now, I think I've spent enough time waffling today.... time to hop on to see my teamie Shell to see what delights she has in store for you :o)

Thanks so much for stopping by,
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Friday, 24 August 2012

Die-ing For a Challenge

Morning everyone, hope you are all set and ready to go for yet another rainy August bank holiday weekend?! Why oh why does it always rain on this weekend, every year, without fail?

Today, I'm continuing my uncanny knack of making cards with things that I know without a doubt were from DTDF, but now can't find in the shop! I am clearly the most hopeless DT member in the world, but hope that my card inspires you to browse amongst the other gorgeous CC Designs 'Swiss Pixies' in the shop and have a chuckle at the different Inkadinkadoo kiddie phrases that are available :o)

This is actually my DT card for this months Die-ing For a Challenge. The theme this month is a cinch.... anything goes! Just be sure to read up on the rules, then get stuck in and play along with us to be in with a chance of winning a £25 voucher to spend in the Dies to Die For shop!

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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Redonkulous DT Day #10!

Wow, my updates have been a little erratic lately, haven't they? So sorry folks but I have basically moved in to my office for the last month (75 hours last week) so there has been very little time for crafting.

However, I did manage to fit in a little time to make a cute creation using a fantastic Redonkulous image - Baby Girl Hugs.

My favourite thing about Sheryl's images are that they are just so lovely to colour. You can get so much depth into the image, I just really love playing with them. Just a shame my picture taking skills are so rubbish!

Anyway, better get back to work. Boo hiss. I really hope that you've had a fantastic summer and that you've managed to squeeze in much more crafting and blogging time than me!

Lots of love,

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Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Redonkulous DT Day #9

Hi everyone! Boy, I'm sleepy today. I've spent the past week up in London attending lots of Olympic events. I've had an incredible time, but it wasn't an overly restful break. Consequently, after 1 day back at work, I'm ready to keel over! However, despite my super-busy week, I did manage to squeeze in a tiny bit of crafting time to create a card for my Redonkulous DT Day. 

How pink is this one?! I was feeling girlie, so I piled on the bubblegum pink.... and a little bit of green just to balance it out a bit! I think the colour combo works really nicely with this gorgeous Redonkulous image. She is such a cute and versatile image, I can see that I am going to use her again and again. If you'd like to get your very own 'Friends Forever' image, just click on the little linkie below to go straight to her in the shop :o)

Thank you so much for stopping by today. If you have a spare minute or two, please hop over to my Redonkulous team mates blogs and show them some love too. You can get to them via Kim's blog.

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Friday, 3 August 2012

DTDF DT Day - Girls Rock!

Hello lovely people! How are you enjoying the Olympics?! I've been lucky enough to go to quite a few events and I have to say, it has been awesome! However, if you missed out on getting tickets to any of the events, you will still be able to get involved as Tracy has some great Olympic offers... check out the Dies to Die For store for more details. Be quick though, today is the last day to snap these great deals up!

I have a very bright and cheerful card to share with you today. These just have to be one of my all time favourite papers - so bold and sunny. 

Hope you like it! Whilst this particular Creeper Crew member doesn't appear to be in the shop at the moment, if you click on the link below, you will be able to find lots of others Creepers in stock... with 20% off!

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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Redonkulous DT Card #8

Hello lovely people! It is Wednesday again, which means it is Redonkulous DT day! Now, you know how much I love playing with these images, but I'm so chuffed how this one turned out...

I'm not normally great at monochrome, but this one just seemed to fall together so easily. I added a heap of glitter to the bodice and the train, but I'm not sure that you can see it from the picture. I also cut the banner out by hand - think I'm going to do this more often as I really like the effect. 

Creative Card Crew - Black Card Stock
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Hey Girl
Shopping Our Stash - Something New (image and papers)
Craft Your Days Away - Shades of Grey plus 1 other.

Craft Your Passion - Black, White plus 1 other (grey!)
Crafty Catz - Monochromatics.
Sweet Stampin' - Monochromatics.

Thanks for stopping by. It'd be great if you could now skip on over to Kim's blog, our Redonkulous team leader, to see what the other lovely Redonkulous DT-ers have made :o)

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Saturday, 21 July 2012

Dies to Die For DT Day

Hi all! Well, here I am, a day late for my DT day... a big thanks to Pops for covering for me! Picture the scene..... My card was all made and ready for sharing.....I made myself late for work because I was taking some last minute pictures of it.....I get to work, load up my photo-editor..... reach for my camera..... only to realise I'd left the lead at home! ARGH! Anyway, here I am, a day late, but better late than never, right?!

I really enjoyed making this card. Initially I messed up my colouring on the body. As I'd already coloured her head, I chopped it off (I know, I felt barbaric too!) and stuck it on the body of another Miss Anya in the set. Hey presto, you can't tell the difference :o)

Not only was it a joy to play with Miss Anya again, I got to stroke some American Crafts papers. Did you know that American Craft now do 6x6 pads?! Well they do and Tracy's got 'em - just follow the linkies below. There is only one work for them.... delish.

I have a few challenges that I'd like to enter this card into:

Art Impressions - Photo Inspiration
Digi Doodle - Anything Goes
The Stamp Man - Anything Goes/Summer Colours
Our Craft Lounge - Sunny Days

Anyway, enjoy the sunshine that we've been promised! It's still a bit murky here in Southampton, but there are signs of hope peaking through :o)

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Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Die-ing for a Challenge #6

Gee... the middle of July! Where on earth are the weeks going?! One good thing about the middle of the month, however, is that we get a shiny new challenge over at Die-ing for a Challenge! This time around we have a fab sketch for you created by our lovely Hazel.
It's a bit of a classic, so there will be no excuse for all you CAS lovers not to have a go at this one! Anyway, want to see why I did with it? I have to admit, it is not one of my favourite cards, but I'm going to show it anyway as I believe that my blog should be a place where I share all of my crafting adventures... good and bad! So here we go....

Don't get me wrong, I love the CC Designs image, the pretty Echo Park papers and my beloved Die-Namic stars... I just can't quite get it all to work together! Oh well, you win some, you lose some! :o)

I really hope that you are able to join in our challenge. You have a month to hop on over to the Dies to Die For blog to get stuck in!

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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Redonkulous DT Card #7

Hello everyone! Don't panic, I haven't disappeared off the face of the earth again. I've just been crazy busy with work and weddings and my birthday and other lovely stuff. All good stuff, but doesn't leave me much time for getting crafty unfortunately.

However, I'm back today with a card I really enjoyed making.... another Redonkulous creation! Oh my, I just love Sheryl's images and this little baby boy is no exception!

One of my friends is having a little boy in a couple of months, so for once, I am super organised with the card! 

Thanks for sticking with me, despite my erratic posting. Please do make sure that you visit the blogs of my Redonkulous Team-Mates for more gorgeousness!

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Monday, 25 June 2012

Redonkulous Designs Grand Opening Sale!

The secret is out! Redonkulous Designs has some exciting news to share!

Sheryl's new online store has been in the works for several months now and has just launched!  Now you can purchase instant downloads of Sheryl's fabulous digital images.  You will also save 15% OFF anything in her New store until Thursday. All you have to do is visit her online store, register, and type in this coupon code:  DONKA-DONK. Don't miss out!  To get more details on what other features her store has to offer visit her blog! Feel free to leave her questions or comments on her grand opening blog post!
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Monday, 18 June 2012

Die-ing for a Challenge #5

It's the 18th of the month, which means that it is time for a new theme over at Die-ing for a Challenge. This month, we'd love to see your pink and green creations.

I really love this colour combo but, weirdly, amongst the billions of collections of paper I have, there was only one pink and green collection I could use. Thank heavens for this DCWV 'Cherry Limeade' stack! It was sent to me by Tracy, but I can't seem to find it in the shop. However, if you *need* it, drop her an email and I'm sure she'll fix you up if she can :o)

Thanks for stopping by, hope you can join in our challenge!

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Friday, 15 June 2012

Just Because...

Yippee! It's Friday! It's been a particularly challenging week at work, so I am super happy that it is nearly the weekend! The other great thing about Friday is that it is my turn to post on the DTDF blog :o)

I've taken a slightly different approach with today's card. You know you often get a plain design on the back of pretty papers? Well, other than using it to cover the base of my card blank, I don't often give these plain designs a lot of attention. However, these Authentique papers had such a pretty plain side that I decided to make them the focus of my card. 

I think that the number of layers adds the detail needed to make up for the lack of pattern... what do you think? 

Whilst I'm never going to abandon pretty papers entirely, I'm glad I gave the neglected reverse side a chance to shine :o)

All Sorts Challenge -Ice Cream Colours

Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Redonkulous DT Card #6

Hi everyone! How time flies... mid-June and Redonkulous DT Card #6 already! This weeks Redonkulous card features one of my favourite Redonkulous images, 'Goth Birthday'. With this one, you not only get the goth birthday girl, you also get some cute bunting. Whilst the bunting is arranged above Goth Girl in the digi image you receive, I wanted to show that it is more versatile than that and that you can cut it out to achieve a totally different look. All you need is a steady hand and some patience :o)

Those who stop by my blog often will notice that this card is much more fussy than my usual creations. Normally, I'm not a big fan of loads of stuff going on, but I really do like it on this card. I think it is because the layout and embellies are still very simple, it's just the DP that add the chaos! 

Papertake - 3, 2, 1 (3 papers, 2 strips of bunting, 1 sentiment).
Oldie but a Goodie - Banners or bunting.

Thanks for stopping by today. Please make sure you hop on now to Kim's blog, where you can see some sneaky peaks of my Redonkulous team mates cards!

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Sunday, 10 June 2012

Xandra Says "Thank You"

Good morning all. Whilst today's card is not grey and miserable like the weather here in Southampton at the moment, it does feature a fantastic umbrella which I think I will be fairly envious of should I dare to venture outside the comfort of the house!

Isn't she adorable?! She's called Xandra and she is one of the characters created by the fantastically talented Mayzy Art. I have a real soft spot for these images (as you have probably guessed!), so expect to see them pop up frequently :o)

Cute Card Thursday - Water, Water, Everywhere
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - For the Girls
Papercrafting Journey - Colour It Up

Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, 8 June 2012

Make a Wish

Hi all! It's Friday and that means that it is my day to show DT stuff over on the DTDF blog. What have I created this week? Yep, I've played with yet more more CC Designs images! Can't get enough of these beauties at the moment :)

And a little close-up of my pretty MFT Die-Namics butterflies....

You would not believe the issues I had with these blinkin' butterflies... Don't get me wrong - I love them. They are my favourite dies. So imagine my upset when I was holding the small one in my hand one second, only to lose it the next. I turned my craft room upside down looking for it. In a fit of rage, I got up and literally stomped my feet (hey, I'm an only child, I do that). I then wondered when that lump was in my slipper. Yes, you guessed it, it was my little butterfly die! The bit that is puzzling me is how it got down to the floor, up my trouser leg, down into my ankle high slipper boots and underneath my foot..... No idea, but just glad I found it! 

Please tell me that these mishaps don't just happen to me?!

Southern Girls - Things with Wings
Stampin for the Weekend - Bugs and Butterflies
PaperPlay - Back to Kraft Basics
Crafty Catz - Summertime
Emergency Crafters - Butterflies, Birds, Things with Wings
Totally Papercrafts - Doodle on It

Anyway, that's enough waffle from me, thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Red, White and Blue

I know, I know, I've missed the whole red, white and blue thing by a day, but I guess you can say that the Jubilee celebrations inspired me to get inky after the event!

I've been after this Portobello Road paper for ages and was about to buy the 6x6 pad when I stumbled across the Do Crafts Creativity magazine which has 2 freebies included - an A4 paper book of Portobello Road papers plus some sentiment stamps to match. Even better, the whole lot was reduced to £2! I love a good bargain :)

Polka Doodles - Regal Colours
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges - Red, White and Blue

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Monday, 4 June 2012

Take a Deep Breath...

... and think of me, taking very deep breaths! Yes folks, today I have an autobiographical card to share with you - I've started running! Since I got my ridiculous new job a year ago, I've put on about a stone. Clearly, I'm not happy about this and neither are my clothes....especially my trousers and skirts! I don't want to give up nice food (aside from craft shopping, it's my only real vice), so the only other option is to up the exercise. So, next time you wake up after a nice long lie-in, think of me... red faced and puffing away!

I have to say, I really do love this card. Not sure if it is the colour combo or the amazing image that do it for me (did I mention recently that I love Mayzy Art images?!), but I just can't help smiling when I look at it. If only all cards fell together this easily, eh?

The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog - Die Cuts and Punches
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Perfect Sentiment Challenge - Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Southern Girls Challenge - Dying to Die Cut
Crop Stop - Pretty Pearls
Hotshot Crafts - Die Cuts 
Dilly Beans Designers & Friday Challenges - Stripes

Hope you are having a fab bank holiday,

ETA: Apologies, can't add the link to the image. It was the freebie that got given away with every order in April, so isn't on sale now :(

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Sunday, 3 June 2012

With Love...

Morning all, with all of the chaos of last week, I realised that I didn't share with you a card I made for my DT day over on the DTDF blog! I scheduled it OK over there, but completely forgot to post it on my own blog - whoops! Anyway, here it is, better late than never ;)

I had lots of fun colouring this little lady. I'm well in to red at the moment, so this card gave me opportunity to exercise my latest fave.... even if the blinkin' stuff does bleed like crazy!

Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Add a Sentiment
Ooh La La Creations - Make it Girly
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes 
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Perfect Sentiment Challenge - Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Crafting for all Seasons - Many Layers
Moving Along with the Times - Red, White and Blue
Delightful Challenges - Red, White and Blue


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Friday, 1 June 2012

A CC Thank You

It's Friday which means that it is Dies to Die For day! I've been playing with some of the latest CC Designs images recently and I just love them. They are a dream to colour and, even though they are simply drawn, I just love how much depth and definition you can pack in to you colouring. Oh yeah, they are super cute as well, of course!

This paper is from Echo Park and comes from one of their mini collection kits. Have you tried these yet? They are really cool as they give you a selection of double sided papers, along with journal cards and an elemental sticker sheet. You can get loads of different designs that they are perfect for both cardmaking and scrapbooking.

Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Add a Sentiment
Ooh La La Creations - Make it Girly
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
LEJ Designs - Ribbons Galore
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Perfect Sentiment Challenge - Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Crafts and Me Challenges - Add a Ribbon

Anyway, that's enough rambling from me! Hope you have a fab weekend :)

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Redonkulous DT Card #5

Hi all, happy Wednesday! Aren't the days and weeks flying by at the moment? Oh well, at least it is sunny! I'm here today with my 5th DT card for Redonkulous, using yet another of Sheryl's fun and funky images.

I naturally had to make her a black belt (check out that expression - would you mess with her?!) and this ended up working perfectly with some of my face Echo Park papers of the moment. Not sure if the little red accents on her Karate Gi are particularly traditional, but I thought she looked like the kind of gal that would have a bit of va-va-voom!

Totally Gorjuss - Something New (the image)
Charisma Cardz - No Flowers Allowed
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Distress It (I've inked my edges)
Celebrate the Occasion - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Add a Sentiment

Thanks for stopping by today. Make sure you check out Kim's blog for little sneaky peaks and links to my teamie's creations :)

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Tuesday, 22 May 2012

You Rock My World...

Woohoo! The sun is finally shining! So what type of card do I bring you? Something bright and cheerful and spring like?! No, of course not. Today I would like to share with you a rather dark card....

Recognize these folks?! Yep, it's Edward and Bella from Twilight! I love this paper and wanted to show it off as much as possible, especially the lovely sentiment in the top right hand corner. Pretty fitting for this pair, don't you think?

Simon Says Stamp - Clean and Simple.
Creative Card Crew - Dimension.
Cupcake Craft - Book Lover (based on my fave book and Bella is actually holding books!).

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