"" The Blonde Bug: 2010

Monday, 21 June 2010

My Fathers Day ATC

Well , how bad am I ? I said I'd post this the next day , that was 19 days ago ! Just been sooo busy. Anywho it's here now. I hope you can see it clearly, I wanted to do a lil momento of me and my Da so I had some pics of me and me and him photo copied. ( You need a printer that uses a separate toner , I discovered this after a lot of failed attempts ! So I had mine done at the printers. )
So I distressed my ATC with Tim Holtz inks and a blending tool and stamped some clock images I had on there to .
Then the fun part, I transferred the photo copy image to my ATC by blotting over the image with the ATC behind using acetone ( you do need to protect your surfaces when you do this ) the acetone reacts with the toner and the ink is released onto your card below ! WOW ! It's a fabby technique particularly if you want a aged effect .The piece of card in the bottom left is actually Tim Holtz Grunge paper and looks so old now was perfect for this effect .

Any way this technique has been done many times by crafters more experienced than me and I know if you google "image transfers with acetone" you will get video demos and a much more detailed explanation than mine !
I'm gonna sign off now as it's way past my bed time , have a great week !

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

MPS Fathers Day Challenge ! My Dads Card

Here it is MPS entry for the challenge, My Dads Fathers Day Card I've also made him a keepsake card which I'll upload maybe tomorrow I think . 
Hope your having a great week



  • Create A Critter Cartridge
  • Coredinations cardstock
  • I printed out my sentiment on my Mac
  • Stickles !!!

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Crafting with Robyn !

Hi Guys,

Just a quick lil card before bed . Robyn asked us to craft with her and it just spurred me into action to make a lil to card to end the week end !
So here it is my lil Pink Piggy Card ! Hope you all had a great week end !


Monday, 17 May 2010

Big 'n' Juicy Stars challenge !

Hi Guys here is a card I made for my sisters challenge ! We live 3 hours from each other but like to craft together so we set each other a challenge ! I picked using Big and Juicy inkpad and she chose including stars. No cricut here just stamping and brayering . Have a great week !
pauline x


Thursday, 13 May 2010

Mattio's Teenage Birthday Card !

Hi Guys, I've been so excited about doing this card for my nephews birthday since I saw Emma V. Aguilar  
create her  "Girl- bot" card"on her fabby blog My Creative Time With Emma  I just think its a brilliant idea ! I hope you approve Emma , the letters are welded to the card stock using the Gypsy . I hope my nephew likes it I've done it in his football teams colours . He's a Sunderland fan !
Pauline x


  • Plantin School Book Cartridge
  • Red, White & Black Cardstock

Monday, 10 May 2010

Happy Birthday Mum

Hi Guys hope your off to a great week ! Iv'e had a brilliant week end with my Lil Sis who came to stay at the week end with her clan ! We had a fab time & me and my Sis went to Happy Stampers North West  Stamping Festival at Hume Hall in the beautiful Port Sunlight . We bought lots of goodies and came home and had a good play with all our new gear ! 
So to the card, I've made it for a friend to give to her Mum for her Birthday its with one of my fav carts Forever Young ! 
Enjoy your week !

  • Forever Young Cartridge
  • Green Textured Cardstock
  • Pink patterned paper DCWV
  • Stickles Cotton Candy
  • Pink Gems

Monday, 3 May 2010

My Pink Stamper NSD Challenge 11 " Colours Of The Rainbow "

Well I think I'm on a roll ! I just love this Create a Critter cartridge ! He's my colours of the rainbow entry ! I've softened the edge of the card by blending Tim Holtz Distress ink in China Blue & Shabby Shutters !
Have a great day !



  • Create a Critter Cartridge
  • Blue & Green Cardstock
  • Green Grosgrain Ribbon
  • My Pink Stamper  Every Day Occasions Stamps

My Pink Stamper NSD Challenge 12 " Critter- licious"

Ok Guys here she is my first NSD Challenge go to My Pink Stamper to check out the rest of the challenges !


  • Create a Critter Cartridge
  • Green Cardstock  ( Various colours)
  • Green Grosgrain Ribbon
  • My Pink Stamper Everyday Occasions stamps
  • Adirondack Lettuce  for the stamping

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Wedding Post Box

Hello there !

I made this Wedding Post Box for a friend. Her colours are cream and chocolate brown & she's having Lemon Gerberas as her flowers . I'm really pleased with the box and will add some photos to it for her after the wedding and she can store some keepsakes in .

Have a great week end , enjoy National Scrapbook Day on Saturday !

  • Gypsy Wanderings ( Flowers) Tie the knot Cartridge ( Their initials) Plantin School Book ( The Tag)
  • Cream & Brown card stock & Lemon ( 2 shades) & black glitter card stock  ( for the centre of the flowers)
  • Cream & Brown Ribbon
  • Acrylic paint 

Sunday, 25 April 2010

My Pink Stamper Scrapbook Sketch Challenge

Hi Guys here is my My Pink Stamper Scrapbook Sketch Challenge   I've been meaning to do something with these photos for ages ! Made me get my self in gear and do this just before bed !


  • Gypsy Wanderings & Christmas Cheer
  • Kars  Glitter Glue
  • DCWV Metallic Stack 12 x 12

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

1970's Green Lady

Hi Guys,
This card has no Cricut involved at all but thought I'd share anyway, I was inspired by the colours in this project which I found in this months Craft Stamper Magazine here in the UK. The designer was  Liesbeth Fiddler & I think  the colour combination is stunning ! I used different stamps and Lisbeth used gesso over the background & stamping but I didn't have any so I used Glossy Accents and really like the effect . There is stamping under and over the glossy Accents which seems to give a real depth to the images . This girl looks to me like she's just steped out of the 1970's !
Enjoy your week
  • Adirondak Dye ink pads Denim & Lettuce
  • StazOn black ink pad
  • Glossy Accents
  • STAMP-IT Wooden Stamp - 2571E Yvette
  • Hot Off The Press Swirl Stamps
  • Debbie Moore clear word stamps ( from french ladies set )

Friday, 16 April 2010

A Friday Quick Card !

Hi Guys,
When I got home tonight my parcel had arrived from Custom Crops . I was too excited I'd ordered My Pink Stamper stamp sets both Everyday Occasions & Simply Sweet Occasions , My Pink Stamper Cricut Fun Vol 2 DVD & a My Pink Stamper T Shirt which I intend to wear to Happy Stampers North West Festival  in May . I haven't had a lot of time but had to do a quick card using Robyns stamps , so here it is , hope you like it . Have a great week end!



  • Home Decor Cartridge
  • Pink Textured card & Pink Mirri Card
  • Ribbon
  • Stickles
  • My Pink Stampers Everyday Occasions Stamps

Monday, 12 April 2010

My Pink Stamper ( Pink, Green & Black) Color Challenge

Here she is my Pink Lady ! A Doorhanger for my craft room.
I have used chipboard in between two layers of the pink paper to give it some support so I used the Deep Blade Housing  to cut the chipboard. She was fun to make I love the Forever Young Cartridge so many layers and images on one cartridge.


  •  DCWV Glitter Stack & Coredinations Color Card
  • Gypsy Wanderings & Forever Young Cartridges
  • Ranger Stickles
  • Chipboard ( Lightweight)
  • Ribbon

Friday, 9 April 2010

"Together" Scrapbook Page

This is the first scrapbook page I've done in ages but love this photo of me & my man so much it inspired me ! I was watching my My Pink Stamper Cricut Fun Volume 1 DVD and the scrapbook page seemed to suit what I wanted so much  that I've used that layout, thanks Robyn love that DVD ! Please excuse my writing I usually print everything but thought perhaps I should include my handwriting sometimes ! 

  • White 12 x 12 Card
  • Gypsy Wanderings Cartridge
  • Ranger Distress Stickles  Worn Lipstick
  • Ranger Distress Crackle Paint Rock Candy

Have a great week end .

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

My half hour challenge !

Recipe :
 Accent Essentials Leaf   

Two posts in as many days, thats what a holiday does for me ! Today my lil Sis and I didn't have a lot of time so we did a card in half an hour challenge . Which had to include some swirls & flourishes and some distress embossing. Here is mine  hope you like !

Monday, 5 April 2010

"SISTERS" Challenge

As it's bank holiday me and my lil sis thought we'd have a challenge today. She chose a product we had to use which was Adirondak  Dabbers and I chose the theme "SISTERS ". Good fun and just because we live miles apart doesn't mean we can't craft togther ! So this is mine it's an ATC .

Thursday, 1 April 2010

My Flower Pot

This was one of my My Pink Stamper Pink Designer submissions which I can now show you . No luck this time but was my first try out which was fun. I just thought this pot was a little plain for my beautiful Hydrangea !

So a did a little decorating using Accent Essentials Cart. 
I just use my pokey tool to curl the edge of the flowers to make them sit with a little height on my project .
Well I hope you like this , I've got another post for tomorrow. Have a great Easter !


Little Sister Card

This is was a card for a friend and I wanted to try out the weld feature a little more on my Gypsy, I used Gypsy Font & Gypsy wanderings to make this card. I don't think you can see very well in my pic but the lettering is done with card from DCWV Glitter cardstock stack .

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Mothers Day Card

I haven't added this to a card yet but wanted to share anyway ! The stamp is from Elusive Images I stamped it with Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Ink I used Tims Distress Embossing Powders Milled Lavender & Tattered Rose . Then a lil Distress Stickles Rock candy over the flower head. I inked around edge of the image using Antique Linen Ink pad and my blending tool & Adirondak Wild Plum & my blending tool.
I love these products!  Here it is the finished card, It's gonna be my Mam's Mothers Day Card !
Two lil cards using Smirk papers from Trimcraft no Cricut here just good old fashioned action with scissors & a paper trimmer ! I used Robyn from My Pink Stampers  cheater method for tying my ribbon on the left card.
Here is one of my Valentine cards I used my Cricut Expression to cut out the heart & arrow from Gypsy Wanderings . With a lil bit of Stickles

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Going Buggy Blog Candy Giveaway !

Enfys over at Going Buggy is giving away some fabby blog candy ! So get yourselves over there and take a look at her fabby designs. Leave her a comment and you could be in with a chance of winning some lovely goodies !

Monday, 1 February 2010

I'm just getting the hang of this blogging so please excuse me cos my blog doesn't look very pretty yet ! I'll get the hang of it though.

My First Challenge !

Well here it is Guys . The Cold Days Challenge Card.
My 1st Challenge. Why don't you join in



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