Sunday, 31 March 2013

That Craft Place Challenge


Hello again - this must be something of a record - 3 posts and it's not even 10am yet!!

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

This time our theme is

Animals

That gives you lots of scope - creations with animals on them!

I decided not to go for a card this time but instead to make a card game... yeah, I know, crazy huh!

I cut 16 ATC sized bits of card (2.5in by 3.5in) and stamped them with this cute little frog and rabbit stamps which are Docrafts Country Companions range.

I then coloured them with my Promarkers and inked round the edge of the cards with some DI and stamped little leaves round the edges of the cards too. There's also a handy little box to keep the pairs in. 

I had hoped to get a photo of one of the boys playing the game but the answer was a resounding no!





Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Stamping for the Weekend - Anything But a Card

Stamps
Frog and Rabbit - Docrafts
Leaves from a set by Majestix Stamps

 Colouring Medium 
Cardstock
Old Olive - Stampin Up
White card

Paper 
MME 

 Ink 
Crumb Cake - Stampin Up
Pine Needles - Tim Holtz DI

 Tools 
Circle Nesties
Cuttlebug
Fabulous Phlox - Memory Box
M&F scoring board to make box

 Thanks for dropping by today.  

Remember to drop by That Craft Place and see what the rest the DT have been up to and come and join us with your animal creations.

 Susan 
x

Set Free

Morning (again).

I saw this image a couple of weeks ago at Saturated Canary and decided that I would do a card to post on Easter morning. 

I had peace for a few hours yesterday and managed a spot of crafting so this was one of the results.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Creative Inspirations - Easter Wishes
Crafty Creations - Easter
Little Miss Muffet - Happy Easter
Crafty Sentiments - Easter
Papercraft Star - Easter
Saturated Canary - Pretty Pastels (hope these colours are pale enough to count as pastels)

Stamps 
Set Free - Saturated Canary
Computer generated sentiment

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

Embellishments 
Pearls

 Check back soon for a new challenge at That Craft Place.

Susan 
x

Happy Easter


Happy Easter.

Susan 
x

Saturday, 30 March 2013

It's Oh So Quiet

Andy is at the football, Craig and his friend are away out for lunch/dinner and Scott is out playing. It somehow seems more peaceful today without them that it does normally through the week.

Scott and I baked a Simnel Cake this morning and it's looking very tempting sitting on the table right now (even though I haven't finished decorating it) but I suppose I'd better leave it till tomorrow.

This is the card I did for the boys' teachers (there are 3). Just wanted something simple and not too girly (in case the boys were offended by girly cards!). Benson fitted the bill - isn't he just fab :) 


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Creative Inspirations - Easter Wishes
Crafty Creations - Easter
Little Miss Muffet - Happy Easter
Papercraft Star - Easter
A Gem of A Challenge - Make it Cute

Stamps 
Benson - Crafty Sentiments
Computer generated sentiment

 Colouring Medium 

Cardstock
Bashful Blue - Stampin' Up

Paper 
from stash

Embellishments 
Bashful Blue Ribbon - Stampin' Up
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards


Tools
Oval Nesties
Big Shot

Thanks for dropping by today. Just over an hour to go till the start of Doctor Who.... 

Susan 
x

Friday, 29 March 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

Metal
so let's see some metal somewhere on your creations this week!


We're sponsored this week by Ladybug Crafts Ink.

And here is my card. I've used Robyn from Ladybug Crafts (see I can use Robyn, Kerry!)

Not sure about this card though... it's maybe just a bit too girly for me ;) Cass gave me another idea for a different card so I'll maybe hold that idea in reserve in case the Metal theme turns up again ;)


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Make it Monday
Totally Ladybug Tuesday - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Use Metal
Paper Pretties - Cards for Kids

Stamps
Robyn and Cake - Ladybug Crafts Ink

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers

Cardstock
from stash

Paper
Best Creations

  Embellishments 
Cupcake Charm and ribbon from stash
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards

  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, 27 March 2013

Mid Month at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'


Morning all. 

Here we are, a day closer to the start of British Summer Time.....

It's time for some mid month inspiration at Christmas At Sweet Stampin'

Just a wee reminder that our this month our theme is

No Red or Green

Our sponsor this month is

Flatfriends

So when I started to think about what I would do for no red or green I immediately thought I would go with a WOW card, with maybe a bit of blue thrown in but..... look, no red, no green but no white or blue either. And not even a card!

I decided to have a bit of a play thanks to the lovely Cathy and this is what I ended up with. I'm quite pleased with it for a first attempt, I think. One thing is certain though, I'm doing this again. It was so much fun!




Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Make it Monday

Stamps
Baroque Motifs - Stampin Up
Poinsettia Stamps - Heartfelt Creations
Ticket Stamp - Tim Holtz
Script Stamp - Indigo Blu

Cardstock
Inkylicious Tag

 Ink 
Antique Linen DI
Vintage Photo DI
Frayed Burlap DI
Crumb Cake - Stampin Up

 Embellishments 
Pearls
Ribbon

 Tools 

 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

Monday, 25 March 2013

Love to Create Challenge


Morning all.

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

This week our theme is

Pastel Colours or Easter

So a bit of a choice for you there. Although you could go with a pastel coloured Easter card.

Our sponsors this week are Wings and Willows and QKR Stampede

Now it doesn't take a genius to see that I haven't created a card for this week  and for that I'm sorry. I had a bit of a week and by the time I got round to thinking about doing a card I had to put all the stuff away for our visitors.

So for the moment, it just remains for me to say remember to drop by Love to Create and see what the rest the DT have been up to. 

 Susan 
x

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Sweet Stampin' Challenge


Morning all, it's Saturday and it's been snowing (and it's freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzzzzinnnng) - this time last year it was summer. 

It's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin'. 

This week our theme is

Lots of Layers

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

And here is my card. I am particularly pleased with this one. This was a card my friend asked me to make for her in-laws for their Ruby Wedding a couple of  weeks ago. Well, to be exact, she asked me to make two. One from her andher husband, the other one from her girls.

I have masked, paper pieced and done red hair! I am so chuffed with the hair it's not true. I may never be able to replicate it again. 


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Anything Goes - Seeing Double
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
The Shabby Tea Room - Anything Goes
The Sugar Bowl

Stamps
Sitting - Funky Kits
Just a Girl (I think) - Funky Kits

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock
from stash

Paper
Stampin Up 
Anna Maria Designs

 Embellishments 
Gorjuss Girl Brad and Buttons - Docrafts

 Thanks for dropping by today.  We have Andy's brother and his wife visiting this weekend so we're off to the science centre with the kids!

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

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

In The Interests of Fairness

I thought I should come back and share the bookmark I made for Scott! 

This time I've used Let's Play Ball from Crafty Sentiments. I bought this stamp ages ago but this is the first time I've used it - I shall be using it again very soon though cos I have an idea for a card. Which I should really write down otherwise.....





Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark
Creative Creations - B for ... boy, bookmark

Stamps 
Let's Play Ball - Crafty Sentiments

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock
From Stash

Paper 

Embellishments 

 Tools 
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Susan 
x

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Creative Craft Challenges


Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge at Creative Craft Challenges

This time our theme is

For The Kids

Our sponsors this fortnight are Dustin Pike and Meiflower.

I've gone for something a little different this time and made a corner bookmark using the lovely Erin's tut on That Craft Place Inpsiration Blog. I kept it fairly simple though, given that it was for Craig and to go in a book!

I was going to make another for Scott at the same time and I had the stamp in my hand when I was organising things. Put it down, and couldn't find it again! I have found it again now but it was too late to put on the blog!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Make it Monday


 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers

Cardstock
From Stash

Paper
MME

  Embellishments 
Tim Holtz - Ticket 

 Tools 
Label Nesties
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by Creative Craft Challenges and see what the rest the DT have been up to and have a go yourself!

 Susan 
x

Monday, 18 March 2013

Love to Create Challenge


Morning all.

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

This week our theme is an easy one.... it's....

Anything Goes

Our sponsor this week is Dr Digi's House of Stamps and 2 Cute 2 Ink both of whom were kind enough to give the DT some images to play with.

I have used Monkey Cupcake from 2 Cute 2 Ink for my card - it has two of my favourite things in the image... monkeys and cakes ;)

Not so sure about the card right enough but never mind!



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Stamp With Fun - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Dutch Dare - Spots and Stripes
Pause Dream Enjoy - Anything Goes
Make it Monday


Stamps
Monkey Cupcake - 2 Cute 2 Ink
Stitches Stamp - LOTV
Sentiment - LOTV

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers

Cardstock
Soft Suede - Stampin Up

Paper
Nitwits (was a freebie in a magazine)

 Ink 
Chocolate Chip - Stampin Up

 Embellishments 
Brad

 Tools 

 Thanks for dropping by today. 
Remember to drop by Love to Create and see what the rest the DT have been up to and go on, join in ;)

 Susan 
x

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Crafty Sentiments Candy

The gorgeous Suzette over at Crafty Sentiments has some candy on offer which closes on 24th March.

Hop (see what I did there) to Crafty Sentiments and check the fabby candy out.



Susan 
x

That Craft Place Challenge


Morning all.

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

This time our theme is

Weddings

I have gone for a scrapbook layout this time. I didn't want to do another card and the lovely Lisa had sent me some fabby stuff so I really wanted to be able to incorporate these into my creation this time. And what a gorgeous couple they are, aren't they.... *coughs* No idea what became of them :P

It's been a long time since I did any scrapbooking so hoping I can do some more soon. There are album pages needing filled!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Use It Tuesday - Dies, Punches and Cut Outs (that brown cs has been in stash for a long long time!)
Oldie But A Goodie - Flower Power (as above for brown cs)
Crafting By Design - Wedding Bells are Ringing
Papercrafting Journey - Anything But A Card

Cardstock
from stash

Paper
Papermania 

  Ink
Vintage Photo DI (round wooden tag)

Embellishments 
Flowers 
Ribbon
Wooden Tag 
Pearls

 Tools 
Sizzix Alphabet Azure
5X7 Nesties
Fabulous Phlox Dienamics Die
Fancy Label Nesties
Cuttlebug

 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

Friday, 15 March 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 Kim to set the challenge and she has chosen the theme

Easel Cards

We're sponsored this week by Stamp and Create and Doodle Dragon Studios.

Now, I always think easel cards look very nice but whenever I try to do them they always end up looking a bit naff so this was a bit of a challenge for me. I think it looks ok though. 

You will notice that Noah and his tyre swing are making their second appearance within a week.... well, blame Scott! He had a birthday party last weekend and when he was trying to choose what image for the birthday card he saw the other Noah card and decided he wanted that.

It's a simple enough card and I *think* I managed to make it look different from my Sweet Stampin' card.




Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Incy Wincy - F for Fun
Ladybug TLT - Spring (hope he counts as being spring!)
MAWTT - Spring is in the Air
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - For The Boys


Stamps
Noah and Tyre Swing - Sassy Cheryl
Tag Sentiments - LOTV

 Colouring Medium 
Promarkers 
Copics

Cardstock/Paper
from stash

  Embellishments 
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards

 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, 13 March 2013

If In Doubt, Google It!

Morning all and a warm welcome to my new bloggy friends. Good to have you aboard.

Today I'm sharing another Mother's day card with you. This was the second of the two that my friend asked me to make - this one was for her mother in law.   My brief (for both cards) was non pink and non girly but pretty and for this card, some words! 

I resorted to Google to find an appropriate verse and came up with the one that I've used here. I can't even remember where I got it from so can't give credit for it.

I used the lasercut swirl from Hobbycutz that Kobie sent me for the Sweet Stampin' challenge a few weeks ago so I decided to go for a similar look to the card (the only trouble is I forgot the leaves on the card this time!)


 Cardstock/Paper 
From stash

Embellishments 
Laser Cut Swirl - Hobbycutz

 Tools 
Cuttlebug


I'd also like to tell you there's a new challenge over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'  and this time our theme is 

No Red or Green

It's my turn this time to be providing the mid month inspiration for this challenge so you'll see my card for this challenge in a couple of weeks. Pop over to the blog to see what the rest of the Christmas Sweeties have been up to.


Thanks for dropping by today.  Enjoy your Wednesday.

 Susan 
x


Monday, 11 March 2013

Love To Create Challenge


Morning all, the start of a new week and we're almost midway through March... it will be you know what before we know it ;)

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

This week our theme is

Lavender and Lace

Our sponsor this week is Sassy Studio who gave the DT some images to play with.

I have to be honest, I struggled a bit with this. You'll know delicate and pretty isn't really my thing and I'm still not sure about this but never mind.

I decided to make a tag this time rather than a card - just to be a wee bit different and to keep you on your toes. 

I inked round the edges of the tag (Inkylicious) with some Milled Lavender Distress Ink and also used the same DI on the cream doiley. I also stamped a script stamp on the DP using the ink and then I chucked some pearls at it.... sorry, Cathy, placed carefully.... and voila!



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Make it Monday
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Chic to be Shabby
Crafts and Me - Tag It

Stamps
Flapper - Sassy Studio
 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers

Cardstock
from stash
Inkylicious Tag

Paper
Papermania


 Embellishments 
Flowers
Lace Doiley
Seam Binding Ribbon
Pearls

 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, 10 March 2013

Salute Her

Morning! 

So the trip to Domino's Pizza was a great success... so much so that Scott has  decided that he can make the pizzas and we have to pay for them! A friend has come up with a great idea though, wait till Tuesdays and then we'll get two for the price of one ;)

A few weeks ago a friend of mine asked me if I could make a card for her daughter who is off to Army College today. I knew immediately the image I could use for this and went for Salute Her from Saturated Canary. I had a vague idea of what I wanted to do but one night just as I was about to drop off to sleep it came to me.... what I would actually do with the card.... and it kept me awake for ages after that!

I have distressed the dog tag a wee bit with some alcohol inks. Unfortunately I don't actually have that many so had to make do with what I had. I did enjoy playing with them though so perhaps that's an idea to give Andy for my birthday.

So this card is for Sarah, who starts a new chapter in her life today. Good luck Sarah, I hope it all works for you!



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Crafts and Me - Tag It (hope the dog tag is ok!)
Dutch Dare - Girls Rule
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes

Stamps 
Salute Her - Saturated Canary

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers

Cardstock/Paper 
From Stash

Embellishments 
Letter Stickers

 Tools 
Notebook Edge Punch - EK Success

 Thanks for dropping by today. Have a lovely Mother's Day if you're celebrating!

Susan 
x

Saturday, 9 March 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

It's  A Man Thing
So cards for all those men and boys in your life and guess what, I love this challenge ;) You're not surprised at that are you?!

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

And here is my card for today, apologies for the light but despite the fact the image had been coloured in for 2 weeks and the paper picked I actually only put the card together yesterday and by the time I did that the light had gone!

I've used a Sassy Cheryl digi, Noah Tyre Swing, I think he's fab, he's so cute!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Little Miss Muffet - Boys Only
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Papertake - Anything Goes
Anything Goes - Make it Manly
Di's Digi Designs - All About Children
Deep Ocean - For A Boy
Pause Dream Enjoy - For A Boy
Raise the Bar - That's My Boy

Stamps
Noah Tyre Swing - Sassy Cheryl
Sentiment - LOTV
Ticket Stamp - Whimsy Stamps

 Colouring Medium 
Promarkers
Copics

Cardstock
Early Espresso - Stampin' Up
Soft Suede - Stampin' Up

Paper
MME

Ink
Blue Sky - Brilliance (for the clouds)
Close to Cocoa - Stampin' Up (retired)

  Embellishments 
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards 

 Thanks for dropping by today. I am now going off on a trip to Dominos pizza with the Anchor Boys... yes, pizza before 10am on a Saturday morning.....

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, 7 March 2013

Terrific Thursday

Morning! It's a very exciting day today - I'm off to the SECC today to the craft show and meeting up with some friends at High Noon ;) (yes Fi, that's just for you) and then this evening my fabby friend Cathy arrives to stay overnight and then we're visiting the SECC again on Friday. Cannae wait!!! 

So, a quick card this morning... this was one of the 60th birthday cards I made at the start of the year for my friend's daughters' to give to their Nana. It's not terribly exciting but it met the brief! 

It's a 4in square tri-fold card and I've used the LOTV squares for the images and simply embellished with some prima flowers and some pearls - what would a card be if I didn't fling some pearls at it eh?



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Lili's Little Fairies - A Card For Mum (not mine obviously cos I don't have one but I hope this still counts!)
So that's it from me today. I shall report back with any purchases I make at the SECC!! Have a good day whatever you're up to.

 Susan 
x

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Creative Craft Challenges


Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge at Creative Craft Challenges

This time our theme is....

Mother's Day

Our sponsor this fortnight is Crafty Ribbons.

You will recall from my Sweet Stampin' post last weekend that I was traumatised by a Mother's Day card and the lovely Sandra said that I could step out of this fortnight's challenge. However, my friend Fiona asked me if could do two Mother's Day cards for her and I felt it would be churlish to say no so I offer one here as my DT post for this week. 

I've gone for a very simple look and I have to say I'm really pleased with this card. I hope Fiona's Mum likes it too!




Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Make it Monday
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl - Add Ribbon
My Time To Craft - Embossing

Stamps
Pots of Love - Tiddly Inks

 Colouring Medium 
Copics 
Promarkers

Cardstock
From stash

  Embellishments 
Ribbon 
Pearls (coloured with Copics)

Label Nesties
Cuttlebug

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by Creative Craft Challenges and see what the rest the DT have been up to. 

 Susan 
x

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 Bingo ...