Saturday, 29 June 2013

Sweet Stampin' Challenge


Morning all, it's Saturday and that means it's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin'. 

This week our theme is

Not Cute

Last week it was cute and cuddly and so this week we're turning it around and having not cute.

Also, in other news we're on the lookout for a couple of new DT members at Sweet Stampin' Towers? Fancy it? Check out the blog for more details.

Our sponsor this week is The Hobby House and our monthly sponsor is The Ribbon Girl who are offering a £10 voucher to the monthly winner.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Friend Definition Stamp - Hero Arts

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

  Embellishments 
Pearls

 Tools 
Blooming Vine - Memory Box
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by Sweet Stampin' and see what the rest of the Team Fi Sweeties have been up to! Perhaps you could have a go yourself, don't forget to stamp now ;)

 Susan 
x

Friday, 28 June 2013

Fabulous Friday

Well hello there! Not been by at this time of night for a while... well, I have, you just haven't seen me ;)

So, the bags are packed for our holidays tomorrow. We're off to the Peak District for a week and then we're heading to the lovely Cathy and family for the weekend after that so I'll be back on the 9th July.

I will have all my DT posts scheduled for the time I'm away and you never know I might pop up with the odd postcard too while I'm away too.

On to today and a card and news to share. Over at Crafty Sentiments there is a huge new Christmas release coming - it's very exciting and I know you're going to love the stamps and the dies.



And on to a card. This is one of the teacher's cards I made. This is one of the ones for Scott's teachers. 

I found the digi one day when I was doing some DT commenting - can't remember who had the original card but the digi is from Imagine That.


Stamps 
School Boy - Imagine That

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock
From stash

Paper 

 Thanks for dropping by today. I'm off to make sure I've got everything.

 Susan 
 x

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Mid Month Inspiration for Christmas at Sweet Stampin'



Morning all.

It's time for a wee mid month inspiration post for Christmas At Sweet Stampin'

And a reminder that this month our theme is

Cute and Cuddly in Non Traditional Colours

Our sponsor this month is Flat Friends who are offering 4 digis to the winner.

I've gone for blue and white a combo which I really like for Christmas cards! 


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Polar Bear Stamp - Unknown Origin
Sentiment Tags - LotV

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

 Embellishments 
Pearls

 Tools 
Snowflake Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Oval Nesties
Scalloped Oval Nesties
Snowflake Corner Border - Memory Box
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. I'm off to see Craig's last Primary school service shortly.... pass the hankies eh....

Remember to drop by Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and see what the rest the Christmas Sweeties have been up to. 

And just remember, that's another Christmas card done, and another month nearer to Christmas!

 Susan 
x

Monday, 24 June 2013

Love to Create Challenge



Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge at Love to Create

This week our theme is a colour challenge - you'll find the photo below!


Our sponsors this week are A Day for Daisies and Stamp Art by Kathryn.

And here is my card - I've gone simple today and for a good reason, I thought I'd finished the card at my the cabin the other night, turns out I hadn't! So I was kinda rushing at the last minute to get it done! 

I've used a Stamp Art by Kathryn image - Ari and Toby.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Ari and Tobi - Stamp Art by Kathryn
Sentiment - Inkadinkadoo

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers
Flexmarkers

 Tools 
Deckle Edge Rectangle Nesties
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. Remember to drop by Love to Create and see what the rest the DT have been up to. 

 Susan 
x

Sunday, 23 June 2013

That Craft Place Challenge


Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge at That Craft Place

This time our theme is

Flowers

Easy peasy. You can interpret this how you wish, but pop over to That Craft Place and you will be amazed at the floral creations on there!!

My creation is very dull in comparison to my teamies but I wanted to make something special for two special people who got married yesterday. This is for Karen and Drew. Now, unfortunately they won't actually see this yet, cos I forgot to post it on time, but it's on it's way to them now.

I've used the heart nesties in different sizes to create a hanging and I've embellished them with white die cut flowers (from the Dienamics Layered Rose set), added some white ribbon and some pearls and it was done. I hope the bride and groom like it when it eventually appears. Sorry Karen, if you're reading this!!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Cardstock
White card

 Embellishments 
Pearls 
Ribbon


 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by That Craft Place and see what the rest the DT have been up to. 

 Susan 
x

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Crafty Sentiments Sale

Just popped by to say Crafty Sentiments are having a wee sale but only till Sunday - go check it out there are some fabby bargains to be had. I'm off to shop now ;)


Friday, 21 June 2013

Totally Papercrafts Challenge


Morning all, it's Friday and that means it's time for a new challenge at Totally Papercrafts

This week it's the turn of the lovely Carol to set the challenge and she has chosen the theme

Flowers and Bows

We're sponsored this week by Lili of the Valley and Sassy Studio.

I've gone for something a little different for my card... Yes, I could have gone down the girly ribbons and and flowers route and I kind of did but not with an image! I found this Bingo card online somewhere - I think through Pinterest but can't remember the actual site after that so can't credit or thank the contributor!

Other than that, fairy simple card and yes, there is the teeniest bit of that colour but I couldn't work out how to change the Bingo picture ;)


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Cardstock/Paper
From Stash

 Embellishments 
Pearls
Lace

 Tools 
Bow Die - Joy (maybe)
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by Totally Papercrafts and see what the rest of my lovely Teamies have been up to! 

And I really really promise to try and catch up with your blogs this weekend :) 

 Susan 
x

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Crafty Sentiments Challenge


Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs

This week our theme is

Fun in The Sun

Now, I live in Scotland.. we don't see the sun very often so I wasn't sure what to do with this challenge... and I actually picked out some paper with umbrellas to use with Teddy Jack (well, I thought it was funny) but then my lovely friend Sandra and I ended up in a craft shop in Glasgow where they had these fab beach papers for 25p! A bargain! So Teddy Jack went to the beach, in the sun.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Make it Monday

Stamps
Teddy Jack with Bucket and Spade - Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment - Little Yellow Bicycle

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers
Flexmarkers

Cardstock
From stash

Paper
Papermania

 Embellishments 
Jolees Boutique
Jute Ribbon

 Tools 
Labels 8 Nesties 
Big Shot




How would you like to grab a freebie of Harriet?? One that is not in the  between Tuesday 18th  and Friday 21st at
shop yet?

email Jan - Scattyjan_814@msn.com

Please, please if you ask for her join us in this challenge is all we ask.

She is a cutie , I know you will LOVE her.

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by Crafty Sentiments and see what the rest the DT have been up to. 

 Susan 
x

Monday, 17 June 2013

Love to Create Challenge


Morning all.

Hope you had a good weekend and that wherever you are the sun came out!

It's time for a new challenge at Love to Create

This week our theme is

Paper Piecing

Our sponsors this week are The Stamping Chef and Di's Digi Downloads.  Tamara over at TSC was kind enough to give us some images to play with and I chose Lost Fairy for mine.

So I printed off the image and then I printed her again on the DP but I decided I didn't like her. Cass told me she'd look better once I'd coloured her so at the Cabin on Thursday I coloured her hair but still wasn't sure. So Cass suggested I use gold gilding flakes on her wings... was even less sure once I'd done that. On Friday I looked at her again and coloured her in and cut her out but still not overly sure. Then I had a brainwave.. (you can almost see the light bulb coming on can't you) and decide to make a tag using some Inkylicious stamps and DI's... and do you know what...... I really like her now!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Make It Monday 
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
OSAAT - Use A Digi
Robyn's Fetish - Tags
Crafty Calendar - Things With Wings
Craft Loving - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Digis Only

Stamps
Lost Fairy - The Stamping Chef
Sentiment - Inkylicious
Leaves - Inkylicious

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Flexmarkers

Paper
From stash

 Ink
Antique Photo - DI
Spiced Marmalade DI
(I'm sure there were others but I stupidly tidied up after I'd finished and now I can't remember)

 Embellishments 
Gilding Flakes
Pearls

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by Love to Create and see what the rest the DT have been up to. 

 Susan 
x

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Sweet Stampin' Challenge


Morning all, it's Saturday and that means it's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin'. 

This week our theme is

Something Sweet

Our sponsor this week is our very own Natali and Iva Nova Chest and our monthly sponsor is The Ribbon Girl who are offering a £10 voucher to the monthly winner.

When I was at the Crafty Cabin a couple of weeks ago and I was looking for something else I came across this sentiment and decided it would be perfect for the challenge and I was inspired by our lovely Wedgie

I stamped the cookie stamp all over the card blank and then used a scalloped piece of card as a mat which I stamped the LotV recipe stamp all over.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Aud's Sentiments - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Time for Tea (what would tea be without a biscuit to dunk in it!)

Stamps
Chocolate Chip Cookie Stamp Set - Unknown 
Recipe Stamp - LotV

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

 Ink 
Cocoa Brown - Memento

 Embellishments 
Ribbon
Pearls

 Tools 
Corner Rounder

 Thanks for dropping by today. I'm taking the boys out this morning to do a bit of shopping for Andy for tomorrow and then later on we're off to the rugby club for a bit of BBQ fun in the park.

Remember to drop by Sweet Stampin' and see what the rest of the Team Fi Sweeties have been up to! Perhaps you could have a go yourself, don't forget to stamp now ;)

 Susan 
x

Friday, 14 June 2013

Meet Harriet

Isn't she cute? She's a new digi from Crafty Sentiments and there will be a new one each Wednesday!

Appearing on a card here soon ;)


Susan 
x


Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Wishy Washi

Morning all.

Today should have been the annual end of term fun day for the kids at school but unfortunately due to an adverse weather forecast it's had to be postponed. Even though I'm not able to help this year I'm still a bit gutted by this! Flamin' typical though. Beautiful all last week and when there's something arranged it threatens to chuck it down.

So onto today's card. This is the birthday card I made for my lovely friend Cathy which I've got to be honest was kinda thrown together... not in a bad way you understand. 

I decided to use this fab image from Saturated Canary - Washi Tape Kind of Girl and coloured her with my pens. Then I decided to team her with some gingham paper (one of Cathy's faves) and then I decided to add some Kraft and I'd always had the idea of using the button embossing folder for this image. Once I'd stuck it all together I decided I'd actually use some Washi Tape for the tape on her fingers (and in her hair).... then, just as I thought I was finished I decided to use the LOTV stitches stamp to add some stitching round the edge - this is not a technique I'd recommend cos I was terrified I'd make pigs ear of the whole thing!

After I'd done all that I posted it to Cathy..... then I remembered I hadn't photographed it so I had to get Cathy to do that and email it to me!!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes

Stamps 
Washi Tape Kind of Girl - Saturated Canary
Stitches - LotV

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock/Paper 
From stash

Embellishments 

 Tools 
Button Die - Dienamics
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

 Susan 
 x

Monday, 10 June 2013

New Release at Crafty Sentiments

Morning all.

Today over at Crafty Sentiments there's a mini release of 6 stamps. Over at the Inspiration Blog we showed you the first 3 yesterday and today we're showing you the other 3.

My card is made using the very lovely Sweet Prayer.

I've gone for a WOW look for her as I thought that was best. So lots of die cutting and embossing for this one and some rolled flowers too.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Make it Monday 
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Country View Challenges - Die Cuts
Marianne's Design Divas - Die Cuts

Stamps 
Sweet Prayer - Crafty Sentiments 
Sentiment - Stampin' Up

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock
Diamond White - The Paperterie

 Tools 
Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page - (Can't remember the name though!)
Rolled Flower Die - Marianne Designs
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. Pop over to the Crafty Sentiments Inspiration blog to see the rest of the new releases, I know you're going to love them!

   Susan 
 x

Sunday, 9 June 2013

That Craft Place Challenge


Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge at That Craft Place

This time our theme is

Independence Day
so you could go red white and blue, with an American theme... something to do with Will Smith perhaps

And here is my card. As soon as I saw Krista at Saturated Canary bring out this Bikini and Burgers image I knew it would be perfect for this challenge. 

The sentiment in case you can't read it says....

I eat burgers and french fries too. I wear flip flops and coconut sunscreen. I have messy hair. I run and I rock a bikini. I have flaws and a beautiful smile. I like barbeques and loud music too. I love the sun on my skin. I am not perfect but I am a real girl.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Dutch Dare - Summer's Coming
Alota Rubber Stamps - Summer Feeling
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Shelly's Images - Beach Theme
Crafting When We Can - Mad About Markers

Stamps
Bikini and Burgers - Saturated Canary

 Colouring Medium 
Flexmarkers 
Promarkers

Cardstock
from stash

Paper
 Ink 
Distress Ink

 Embellishments 
Flag - Jolees Boutique


 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by That Craft Place and see what the rest the DT have been up to. 

 Susan 
x

Saturday, 8 June 2013

The Stamping Chef Saturday Spotlight

Morning all and welcome to my new followers too :) 

Wow, look at me in the spotlight, not sure it's somewhere I've ever been before but the lovely Jackie asked me if I'd like to be in the spotlight at The Stamping Chef today and I was delighted to say yes.

Now I had a couple of Stamping Chef images I could use but I was asked by a friend to make a card for two of her friends who were getting married - and the brief I was given was that they were a bit quirky and they had tattoos so I asked in one of the groups I'm in on Facebook if anyone had any ideas what digi images I could use. Tamara from the Stamping Chef came up trumps and pointed me in the direction of this image which I have to say was pretty near perfect!



And then later on Tamara messaged me and asked when I needed the card for the ladies for and said she had an idea for something and would try and get it to me. And she created an image especially for Gillian and Louise - and I've used it for the card below! My friend was so happy with it as were the couple so our job is done! 

I wanted to keep a fairly simple card as there is so much in the digi image and maybe it's a little bit grungy for a wedding card but I think it suited the brief.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Card Mania - Shabby Chic
Papertake - Anything Goes
Oldie But A Goodie - Wedding (everything apart from the image has been in my stash for ages!!)
Crafts and Me - Something Old (as above)
Aud's Sentiments - Anything Goes
Crafting For All Seasons - Wedding/Anniversary


Stamps 
One off by Tamara of the Stamping Chef but now available as Unity in the Stamping Chef shop

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock/Paper 
From Stash

 Ink 
Antique Linen Distress Ink

 Embellishments 
Flowers
Seam Binding Ribbon
Doilies
Pearls

 Tools 
Giant Oval Nesties
Big Shot Pro

 Thanks for dropping by today. Enjoy your Saturday.

Susan 
 x

Friday, 7 June 2013

Totally Papercrafts Challenge

Morning all, it's Friday and that means it's time for a new challenge at Totally Papercrafts

This week it's the turn of the lovely Annie to set the challenge and she has chosen the theme

Use More Than 3 Different Punches or Dies
and yes, we will be counting!!

We're sponsored this week by Meljen's Designs.

Now, I hope you're sitting down - just look at the colour of this card. Isn't it awful ;) 

In my defence... I was asked to make a pink, girly first birthday card for a friend for her God-daughter. 

I do love this little digi from Whimsy but she would be so much nicer in another colour. Any other colour. I even paper pieced her baby gro to minimise the amount of colouring I'd have to do.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Papertake - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - I For Image
Aud's Sentiments - Anything Goes
Fab N Funky - For the Girl
Make it Monday

Stamps
Baby Birthday Girl - Wee Stamps
Alphabet - unknown

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

 Embellishments 
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards
Glitter Number - Docrafts... maybe?

 Tools 
Heart Banner - Lala Land
Flower Punch - Woodware
Labels 1 Nesties
Decorative Labels 1 Nesties
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. I have a temporary job for a couple of weeks so I'm sorry I haven't been visiting your blogs this week. It's my intention to sit tonight while Andy is out and do a little catching up! I can't honestly remember how I used to fit everything in when I worked before ;)

Remember to drop by Totally Papercrafts and see what the rest of my lovely Teamies have been up to!

 Susan 
x

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Crafty Sentiments Challenge

Morning all

It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs

This week our theme is a bit of a mixed bag

Black and White and One Other
or
Something Fishy (so ships, pirates, beaches, mermaids etc)

And here is my card. I've used Arr Captain, just love him and he was a dream to colour in. I went a bit piratey mad on this one but I was having so much fun. Scott also declared this card to be awesome but I figured that as he'd already seen it I couldn't use it for his birthday card!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Make it Monday
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Anything Goes (with added texture)
Songbird Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small

Stamps
Arr Captain - Crafty Sentiments
Beware Pirates Set - Stampin' Up

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Flexmarkers
Promarkers

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

 Ink 
Early Espresso - Stampin' Up

 Embellishments 
Hessian
Ships Wheel Charm

 Tools 

Oval Nesties
Big Shot
Deckle Edge scissors (I had forgotten how much I love these!)

Before I go, just time to tell you about a special offer in June over at Crafty Sentiments. Buy 2 rubber stamps and get another one free (which will be chosen by the shop)



 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by Crafty Sentiments and see what the rest the DT have been up to. 

 Susan 
x

Monday, 3 June 2013

Love to Create Challenge


Morning all.  Firstly can I say thank you for all your birthday wishes for Scott and for your good wishes for Craig. Both seem to have recovered now from their weekends!

It's time for a new challenge at Love to Create

This week our theme is

Father's Day/For A Special Guy

Our sponsor this week is Stamp Fairy who were kind enough to give the DT some images to play with. I've used Barry Best Buddies for my card.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Make it Monday
Crafty Creations - Super Heroes (aren't all Dads Super Heroes?)
Creative Card Crew -  Punches/Dies
Cards For Men - Dad
Ready Teddy Go - Who's The Daddy

Stamps
Barry Best Buddies - Stamp Fairy
Sentiment - Unknown

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock
From stash

Paper
Kaisercraft

  Embellishments 
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards
Glossy Accents


 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by Love to Create and see what the rest the DT have been up to. 

 Susan 
x

Sunday, 2 June 2013

An Awesomely Epic Day

Well, 3 out of 4 members of the family enjoyed Scott's birthday yesterday. Unfortunately Craig was up sick through the night and wasn't able to join in any birthday celebrations - although later on in the day he was able to have a bit of birthday cake! So the birthday meal was postponed and fingers crossed we'll be having it tonight.

So this is the first of Scott's cards. I figured Jake was perfect for him not least because there is an 8 on his tshirt... yeah I know it's text speak for skate but never mind ;)



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Visible Image - Use a Character
Brown Sugar - Masculine Birthday
Creative Card Crew - Punches/Dies
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes


Stamps 
Jake - Visible Image
Awesome - From Little Yellow Bicycle Set
Son - From a Docrafts Set
8 - From a Ladybug Crafts Ink Set

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Flexmarkers
Promarkers

Ink
Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink

Cardstock/Paper 
From stash

Tools 
Cogs Nesties
Wonky Rectangle Nesties
Joy Crafts Pointed Pocket Die 
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

 Susan 
 x

Tangled Tinsel

Morning. Is this you? Is your tinsel in a tangle?! This formed part of my Secret Santa gift at work. First time I've altered a ...