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Sunday, 21 October 2012


I have been so busy of late, and both my cardmaking AND blogging have been forced to take a back seat for a while :(  I keep thinking things will settle down a bit, then along comes Monday and I hit the floor running and don't seem to stop! Hey-Ho, such is life.
This week at THE CRAFTY PAD we have been set a great challenge by our Rachel, and that's to
We want you to use at LEAST one animal on your creations, in fact, the more the merrier!
Here's my creation, using Patch Flying, available from
The Crafty Pad Designs. (I used the uncoloured version, and coloured it with Promarkers, but he is also available in a great coloured version.)

As a friend of mine recently had a baby boy, I have made a congratulations card. It's a shaker card, with little buttons in the shaker, two shades of blue and some tiny number buttons 1, 2, 3.

A Close-Up of Patch

Inside the card

I hope you can see the buttons a big clearer in this photo.
We are lucky enough to have two sponsors this week,
who are offering a £5 voucher to spend in their fabby online shop

with this pack of Muted Tone Promarkers to another lucky winner!
As you can see, prizes well worth playing along for!
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Thanks for popping by, I hope you have a great week.


rachel said...

Hi Ali - great card - sorry you're so busy but life can be like that! This card is perfect for the challenges over at Little Cliares and Pan pastels too if you get chance to link up! Big crafty hugs! Rachel x

Dawn Lancaster said...

Ali, this is just gorgeous! Good Luck in those challenges & congrats to your friend!
Dawn xx

Joey said...

Ali this is so cute! gorgeous design! Joey x

Desire Fourie said...

This is beautiful. Lovely colours and embellishments. Everything works so well together. Hugs Desíre  {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}  {Doing Life - my personal blog}

KarinsArtScrap said...

Super cute and beautiful card.
Thanks for join us at Digistamps4Joy.

Greetings karin DT member

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Ali, I love the soft pastel colours and great layout and of course Patch is just so cute.
Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.

Margy (DS4J) said...

What a gorgeous card! I'm absolutely mad about shaker cards and love making them, so your addition of buttons is spot on! Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy, and as you also have a 'masculine card you are eligible for the BONUS prize! Good luck!
Margy (owner)

G-ma said...

What a precious card...great job and the new parents will love it. Thank you for playing along with us at Stamp-n-doodles Anything Goes challenge

stamp-n-doodles DT

Catherine said...

This is so sweet Ali ! I love the cute image and the beautiful papers ! Your friend will love it ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Karen said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

Natascha said...

This is so cute and lovely! Thank you so much for joining us at our Anything goes Challenge by Bearly Mine. Good luck!

Hugs, Natascha

Basslady said...

what a cutie of a card! awesome!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Paper Crazy Lady said...

What a sweet, sweet baby card. It does just make a person smile. Thanks for joining the fun at QKR Stampede.

Joann Burton said...


Thanks for sharing with us this week at QKR. Hope to see you again next week as well. joann sassy raggedy

Angela B. said...

So adorable! Thanks for sharing your creation & joining us at Digistamps4Joy.

Angela(DT Member)

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really adorable, I love the sweet little pup. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Gaynor said...

Oh wow this is such a cute card. Stunning. Thank you for joining Little Claire in our latest blog challenge. XxGaynor LCDT