Tuesday, November 30, 2010

and the WINNER is...

The WINNER of the Hodge Podge Shop digi image is 'Bonibleaux Designs'. Well done.
Please email me at with your choice of free digi image from the Hodge Podge Shop and I will email you your image as soon as I can.

Hugs, Fae xxx

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Here's a card that I made for our School's Chaplain, it's his 30th birthday today so I was asked to make a musicky, hip, funky card for him with a slightly 80's theme. Not much to go on with there then...????

Anyway, I thought the background paper was a bit 80's, funky and reminded me a little of lava lamps??? So I added some of that and then downloaded one of Kenny K's Designs. You can't see it in the picture but I also decoupaged the shades and the drums.

I added some coordinating ribbon and the wording was printed around the image on my PC. I added some cool black suede feel dots and coloured the image with my promarkers; lime and pear green, black, china blue, cocoa, blush and ivory. I highlighted certain areas with a white coloured pencil and my silver and gold sakura gellyroll pens.

Hope you (and he) likes it?
Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget, I will be announcing the winner of the Hodge Podge digi stamp on the 30th November, so you still have a little time to leave your comments on the post.  Good luck!

Hugs, Fae xxx

Thursday, November 18, 2010

HPS Challenge #4 Anything Goes

Okay girls
Here's the latest Hodge Podge Shop Challenge: ANYTHING GOES!

Make whatever you like (preferrably using a Hodge Podge image, but not essential). Here's my card:

I used the Hodge Podge Shop ice cream and one of my cute Forever Friends bears, which is actually holding a bottle of champers but I placed the ice cream over the top and decoupaged his hands over the top of the cornet! You can't see it very well in this picture but it has been decoupaged. The letters spelling 'Elaine' were also added using foam pads.  The DP's are by My Minds Eye and come from the 'Just For Girls' paper stack.

The birthday greeting is from Craftwork Cards and I just added some Prima flowers and some pearls.

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by and Good luck with the Challenge!

Hugs, Fae xxx

P.S. I will be announcing the winner of the HPS Digi Stamp (chosen randomly from the comments left on the HPS Challenge posted on MY blog) on the 30th November, when Hodge Podge Shop Blog will announce the overall winner of the Blog Hop. Good luck and thanks for all your comments x

Monday, November 08, 2010

My Digital Stamps

I've been playing (in my boredom) with my new drawing tablet... a little pressie from my lovely daddy. And this is a digi stamp that I came up with.

Feel free to use it, bear in mind it's my first attempt with the drawing tablet and it therefore might not be a great drawing. But I have printed it off to make a card with it, that I intend to post once I have coloured it in.

As I said, feel free to use the image, but please leave me a comment so that I can come and view your blog post if you make a card with it. I would love to see what you make with it.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs, Fae xxx

Heidi's First Christmas

Hi girls, I'm back.

A friend of mine at work wanted a special card for his Niece and God-Daughter Heidi (her first christmas), but after trailing the High Street looking for something special, and not finding anything, someone else at work suggested that he should come and see me.

I told him that I would make him something special and something that couldn't be found in ANY shops. I hope that I have done him proud. I personally think I have nailed it and I am really pleased with the final outcome.

I started off by merging TWO of Mo's images together, Snowman and Kai's Christmas images, in and added the text using the font called Fontdinerdotcom Sparkly, downloaded for free from in pink and then I printed the image off. I wanted to keep the card quite pink and girlie and used ProMarkers Blush, Ivory, Blossom, Rose Pink, Cocoa, Pumpkin, Poppy and Cool Grey 3. I then added my infamous spotty background and some glitter.

My next task was to put it all together; I mounted the image onto pink card stock and then cut the border using my Martha Stewart Stars punch and then added some pink gingham ribbon. I mounted that onto white base card and added some of my swirly paper from Craftwork Cards and then added the flowers in the top right corner with my glue gun, to which I added a little glitter. Job done!

Hope he likes it as much as I do.

Hugs, Fae xxx

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Hodge Podge Blog Challenge

 Please may I firstly apologise, if you have come here expecting to find me included in the Hodge Podge Challenge. There is no excuse for my tardiness, other than I have received some bad news this week and it's sort of thrown the week out of whack!!! I have to have another operation (my second this year) and it's sort of knocked the stuffing out of me. Anyway, apologies and on to the Hodge Podge Blog Hop

Welcome to the first ever blog hop at The Hodge Podge Shop!  If you arrived from Linda's blog you're on the right track!  There will be a winner at every stop along the way so please leave a little love for each of the girls!  Each DT will have a random winner of one of the beautiful Hodge Podge Shop images. Plus, some of our girls are offering blog candy, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled!
 And don’t forget that the Hodge Podge Shop has moved! Make sure you update your bookmarks! The new address is: and this month, all images are priced at just $2.50 each!

Now for my project.

Thanks for stopping and enjoy the rest of the hop.  From here you are off to the wonderful Kelli!  If you get lost along the way you can always go back to the beginning.  Here's the order:


Thanks for (hopefully) being understanding by my lateness in joining in the fun and hope you have lots of fun. Be sure to leave a comment and be in with a chance to win.

Hugs, Fae xxx