Monday, 30 September 2013

Love to Create Challenge


Morning all.

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

This week our theme is

Inspired by Candy

Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo.

I've used a Bugaboo image for my card - Har Repotter The Wise One. Originally I was going to use Bertie Botts Every Flavour Beans as my inspiration but when I was colouring Dumbledore in I decided Chocolate Frogs would be better - and if I'd had some kind of frog die I would have chucked that on the card too!






Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Make it Monday
Challenges 4 Everybody
Craft Challenge - Inspired by a Book (Harry Potter)
Crafty Boots - Sweet Treats

Stamps
Har Repotter The Wise One - Bugaboo

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

 Embellishments 
Glossy Accents

 Tools 
Persian Accents Nesties
Embossing Folder - Tim Holtz
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, 29 September 2013

That Craft Place Challenge


Morning all.

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

This time our theme is

Baby

I was asked to make a baby shower card recently and I wasn't really sure what to do - didn't want to put a baby on the card and then I discovered this large Woodware Baby stamp which also had the sentiment shower in the set! Perfect. I stamped and paper pieced the word rather than colouring it in.

Looking at the card now, there's a couple of things I would do differently but the customer was happy so that's the main thing!



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Baby - Woodware

Cardstock/Paper
from stash

 Embellishments 
Ribbon
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards

 Tools 
Patchwork Quilt Embossing Folder - Diesire
Grand Caliber

All items available (unless otherwise stated)
from That Craft Place - if Lisa and Danny don't have something in stock they'd be happy to order it for you.

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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

Come and join and us at That Craft Place, we're a friendly bunch and you can browse lots of lovely goodies in the Facebook group and show us your makes in the Chat group.

That Craft Place shop


 Susan 
x

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Sunny September Weekend

Happy Saturday afternoon to you.  

It's a holiday weekend here, the sun is shining and it's perfect washing drying weather.... but my washing machine appears to be dead :( Andy is, as I type, trying to fix it. And as I type I'm on the Curry's website reserving a new one ;)

A wee anniversary card today - was asked to make one for a Tin (10 years) wedding anniversary and to try and get the dates on - however, the dates just didn't look right so they ended up in the bin!

The little verse "My love for you will never fail, I carry it round in this wee tin pail" came from a chat I had with a friend who said she got this on a Valentine when she was a girl! It seemed appropriate so I coloured Wryn's flower pot as if it were a tin pail. 

Just had a thought - an image of Oor Wullie would have been good - he sits on a bucket every day ;) - if you're not Scottish that may mean nothing to you!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps 
Wryn Grow A Little Love - Tiddly Inks

 Colouring Medium 

Cardstock
from stash

Paper

  Embellishments 

 Tools
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

 Susan
 x

Friday, 27 September 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 Suzette to set the challenge and she has chosen the theme

Stitching on Card
(real or faux)

We're sponsored this week by Crafty Sentiments.

I've used Henry Why Not for my card. I just love him (although I think he looks more like a Scott in this case....) and this is another one of those images that made me laugh while I was colouring him in. For no other reason than I thought he had a Scott look about him!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Make it Monday
Papercrafting Journey - For a Boy
Divas By Design - Monochrome
The Paper Shelter - Stitching
Cutie Pie - For the Boys


Stamps
Henry Why Not - Crafty Sentiments
Sentiments from Boy Set - Just Rite

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock/Paper
from stash


 Thanks for dropping by today.

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

 Susan 
x

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Mid Month Inspiration for Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Morning all.

I'm here with some mid month inspiration for this month's challenge at Christmas At Sweet Stampin'

 A reminder that this month our theme is

Here Comes Santa Claus

Our sponsor this month is Funky Kits

I wanted to go for a vintage Santa look instead of a cute one! I found a perfect set of stamps - although I do have my eye on another set... maybe I could put them on my list for Santa ;)



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Brown Sugar - Shades of Brown
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes
Make it Monday

Stamps
Santa - 

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

 Embellishments 
Pearls
Seam Binding Ribbon
Berries

 Tools 
Large Holly Flourish - Cheery Lynn
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge


Morning all.

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

This week our theme is

Anything But a Card

This is a sad day as my time as a guest designer with Crafty Sentiments has come to an end so I thought I'd go out on a high. I'd like to thank Suzette and  Jan for the last 6 months, it's been fun!

I've gone for a Christmas journal! Now it's my hope that I don't just leave this and never complete it.... I've a few more pages on the go and when they're done I shall share them with you. I decided not to bind it yet in case I think of more things to add but at the moment all the pages are planned with space for photos when the time arrives!

Front Cover



Christmas Recipes

Posting Letters to Santa - with a reminder of last posting dates (that I'll end up ignoring)

Santa's List

Picking a Tree
Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Make it Monday
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Sparkle and Sprinkle - Anything Goes With Glitter
C is For Challenge - Make it Sparkle
Creative Card Crew - Christmas

Stamps
 Carrying The Tree - Crafty Sentiments
To Santa With Love - Crafty Sentiments
Jack Frost - 
Dear Santa - Hobbycraft
Top Ten List - Little Yellow Bicycle
Postage Stamps - Kaisercraft

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock/Paper
from stash

 Embellishments 
Paper Trees
Gems
Berries
Glamour Dust
Stickles
Fake Snow

 Tools 
Precious Hearts Die - Memory Box
Arches Punch Around the Page - Martha Stewart
Cherish Punch Around the Page - Martha Stewart
Notepad Punch - EK Success
Tag Punch - Stampin' Up
Large Holly Flourish - Cheery Lynn

 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, 23 September 2013

Love to Create Challenge


Morning all.

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

This week we have a colour challenge for you


Our sponsors this week are QKR Stampede and Wings and Willows.

I've used a QKR Stampede image for my card


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Good Friends - QKR Stampede

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

  Embellishments 
Butterfly - Hobbycutz

 Tools 
 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, 22 September 2013

Dream Valley Challenges


Afternoon all.

Please scroll down for my Hobbycutz challenge card.

It's time for a new challenge at Dream Valley Challenges

This fortnight our theme is

Autumn

Our sponsor this fortnight is The Paper Shelter.

I've gone for something a little different today - I was browsing on Pinterest the other day and found this Autumnal quote so I thought it would be good to use it on a card. I've simply used the French Foliage Stampin' Up set to stamp some leaves using distress inks and used this fab branch from Hobbycutz as an embellishment.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
French Foliage - Stampin Up

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers
Flexmarkers

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

 Embellishments 
Leaves - Hobbycutz

 Tools 
Label Framelits - Stampin' Up

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by Dream Valley and see what the rest the DT have been up to. 

 Susan 
x

Hobbycutz Challenge


Morning all. 

Can I firstly say thank you for your lovely comments yesterday - they fair cheered me up! 

It's time for a new challenge at Hobbycutz

This week our theme is 

Black and White and 1 Other Colour


Our sponsor this week is Kenny K. I've used one of the images that Kenny K kindly supplied to the DT - Jessie Jane.




Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Jessie Jane - Kenny K
Sentiment - Inkadinkadoo

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

 Embellishments 
Glossy Accents
Gems
Bits that had fallen off a Hobbycutz swirl! See, nothing is wasted ;)

I'll be back soon with my Dream Valley card for today.

 Susan 
x

Saturday, 21 September 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

Glitz and Glamour

*shudders* I'm not very good at glitz and glamour!

Our sponsor this week is My Mum's Craft Shop who are offering £10 to the winner and our monthly sponsor is The Ribbon Girl who are offering a £10 voucher to the monthly winner.

And this is my card. Oops, it's another WOW card.... I didn't plan it this way - see you were right after all, this is just thrown together ;)

I love this Sugar Nellie image - she came free a couple of years ago with a Simply Sassy release. I'm not sure you can see it from the photo but have put strands of glamour dust through her hair... well, it IS Christmas.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Delicious Doodles - Gems and Bling
Wags and Whiskers - Sparkle
Christmas Stamping All Year Long - Christmas Cheer
Papertake - Make it Sparkle
Creative Card Crew - Christmas

Stamps
Season's Greetings - Funky Kits
Sentiment - Stampin' Up

 Colouring Medium
Flexmarkers
Copics 

 Embellishments 
Metallic Pearls


 Thanks for dropping by today. 

We've got a busy day ahead today - athletics, baking for the rugby festival tomorrow and visiting a friend in hospital too!

 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

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Crafty Sentiments 24 Hour Madness



Be quick though - ends 5pm tomorrow!

Sugar Bowl Challenge


Morning all. 

It's time for a new challenge over at the Sugar Bowl.

One lucky winner of this challenge gets to choose  4 pieces of super sweet Sugar Nellie rubber candy
(or 6 pieces, if there are over 100 entries)
from

image

Make a card or other craft project using a Sugar Nellie image and this prize could be yours….

The theme, as usual is ANYTHING SUGAR NELLIE GOES (but remember the Sugar Nellie image - that's essential!)

And on to today's card - this is a card I was asked to make for a friend's daughter's 18th birthday - so an excuse for lots of bling!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Tiffany - Funky Kits (now available as a digi)

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Flexmarkers

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

 Embellishments 
Swirly gems
Gems
Flowers 
Ribbon
Doilie


 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by The Sugar Bowl and see what the rest the Sweeties have been up to. 

Susan 
x

Monday, 16 September 2013

Love to Create Challenge

Morning all.

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

This week our theme is

Clean and Simple

Our sponsor this week is Di's Digi Downloads.

And here is my card - I've used Molly from Visible Image and turned her into a Christmas Molly.... well, I think she's maybe trying to wheedle her way off Santa's naughty list....




Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Make it Monday
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner - Anything Goes
Papertake - Child's Play
Chocolate Coffee Cards - Anything Goes
Card Makin' Mama's - For The Kids
Come and Get It - Focal Image on the Side
Sentimental Sundays - Humorous

Stamps
Molly - Visible Image
Sentiment - Ladybug Crafts Ink

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Flexmarkers

Cardstock
From stash

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, 15 September 2013

That Craft Place Challenge


Morning all.

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

This time our theme is

Things With Wings

I resisted the temptation to do a card with a fairy on it and decided to go with making a tag instead. 

I cut a tag shape from cardstock and inked it using Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks. I then stamped the Indigo Blu script stamp using Memento Cocoa Brown and I also stamped the Woodware Wheat stamp using Tea Dye DI.

The sentiment is from Kaisercraft.





Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Challenges 4 Everybody
Anything Goes Challenge - In The Garden

Stamps
Sentiment - Kaisercraft
Wheat - Woodware
Script - Indigo Blu

Cardstock
From stash

 Ink 
Antique Linen DI
Tea Dye DI
Brushed Corduroy DI

 Embellishments 
Ticket - Tim Holtz
Flowers - Doodlebug
Seam Binding Ribbon
Pearl

 Tools 
Bird and Cage Die - Tim Holtz
Ivy Die - Crafts Too
Big Shot

All items available (unless otherwise stated) from That Craft Place - if Lisa and Danny don't have something in stock they'd be happy to order it for you.

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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

Come and join and us at That Craft Place, we're a friendly bunch and you can browse lots of lovely goodies in the Facebook group and show us your makes in the Chat group.

That Craft Place shop


 Susan 
x

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Flowers, Pearls and Scoreboards

Morning all.

Can you believe we're nearly halfway through September?! Although given the weather in the last few days it's more like November!

Something a little different today - I was asked to make a 30th Wedding Anniversary card so I decided to go very traditional with pearls! Now let me tell you that this wasn't the easiest card in the world to make without having a scoreboard I drew lines on the back of the card and scored them using the groove in my paper trimmer.... perhaps, if Santa is looking in then he might like to add a scoreboard to my Christmas list!


Cardstock
From stash

 Embellishments 
Pearls
Cream Organza Ribbon
Flowers

 Tools 
Floral Oval Nesties
Big Shot

All items available (unless otherwise stated) from That Craft Place - if Lisa and Danny don't have something in stock they'd be happy to order it for you.

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

 Susan 
 x

Friday, 13 September 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 my turn to set the challenge and I have chosen the theme

Birthday Boys
(it seemed appropriate as we had a birthday boy in the house this week)

 We're sponsored this week by Dustin Pike and Stamp and Create. 

And as luck would have it the card I have to share with you today is the one of the birthday cards I made for Andy! See, I told you this wasn't just thrown together....

Like yesterday's card this is one of the Vintage Boys Art Pad from LotV - and the main reason I wanted it but there are only so many golf cards I can make for Andy....



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Cute Card Thursday - Hip to Be Square
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Let's Get Krafty
Creative Moments - Birthday/Anything Goes
Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes

Stamps
Vintage Boys B&W Art Pad - LotV
Sentiment - Stampin Up

 Colouring Medium 
Cardstock/Paper
From stash

 Embellishments 
Button
Twine


 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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

 Susan 
x

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Tropical Thursday..... NOT

Goodness me, I think Autumn Winter has set in today. It is miserable!

I should really have done a summery card to cheer us up but it's a new home card instead and unfortunately I actually forgot to take a photo of the finished article before I gave it to my friend whose Mum had asked me for it so this isn't the best photo!

I was inspired by a card that the lovely Cheremane did for Visible Image and figured I could use the Visible Image plaint splats with this little painter! I think he's a bit messy don't you..... and no dust sheets in sight... pfft. I've used the Vintage Boys LOTV art pad as my image today - these are fantastic. I liked a few of the images but didn't think I would get enough use out of them to warrant buying the stamps so this was a great alternative.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Delightful Challenges - New Beginnings
Make My Monday - Make A Scene
Challenges 4 Everybody
Make it Monday

Stamps
Vintage Boys Art Pad - LotV
Sentiment - LotV

 Colouring Medium 

Cardstock
Soft Suede and Crumb Cake - Stampin' Up

Paper 
Elegant Soiree - Stampin Up (Retired)

 Ink 
Crumb Cake - Stampin Up

  Thanks for dropping by today. It's Thursday and I'm off to the Crafty Cabin tonight so fingers crossed for a productive evening!

Susan 
x

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

So How Do You......

wrap a hug? 

Not sure this little bear knows either! This is me back to clearing out my unblogged cards - it's a card I was asked for a few months ago....

I love the little Penny Black bears and this one is no exception. I might get him out again soon, after all, it's been a while *whistles*  I tried to make the card layout look like a present too. See, you thought I just threw this stuff together didn't you but no, some* thought goes into it....

*not a great deal ;)


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps 
Both Penny Black

 Colouring Medium 

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

  Embellishments 

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

 Susan 
 x

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Crafty Sentiments Designs


Morning all.

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

This week our theme is

Anything Goes

A nice easy one this week!

This is a card I made for Craig for him starting High School - I've used Tobey Groom but turned him into a High School boy! The tie didn't work out particularly well but overall I was quite pleased with it!




Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Challenges 4 Everybody 
Make It Monday
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Back To School
2 Sisters - Back to School

Stamps
Tobey Groom - Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment - Stampin' Up

 Colouring Medium 
Cardstock/Paper
From stash

 Embellishments 
Ribbon
Black Swirl
Pearls

 Tools 
Tab Die - Crafty Sentiments
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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

 Susan 

I Can't Bear It....

Morning. Monday again. 5 weeks today and it will be Christmas day...... I should really do something about getting organised! Speaking ...