Wednesday, 31 July 2013

New Harriet at Crafty Sentiments

Morning all,

just popped on to tell you about a makeover at Crafty Sentiments. Well, in fact, a couple of make overs... the website is in mid makeover to make it easier to navigate and Harriet has had a bit of a makeover...


Isn't she just super cute?

Now remember we have a freebie alert over at the Challenge Blog. But if you ask for Harriet then please use her to enter our current challenge - We're All Going on A Summer Holiday.

FREEBIE ALERT!!
A free brand New Harriet to use for this challenge 
Please join in this challenge with her if you ask for her
Please email scattyjan_814@msn.com by  Friday 2nd August 6.00pm BST

Susan 
x

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge

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

This week our theme is

We're All Going on a Summer Holiday

(I just know you're singing that now aren't you?!)


FREEBIE ALERT!!
A free brand New Harriet to use for this challenge 
Please join in this challenge with her if you ask for her
Please email scattyjan_814@msn.com by  Friday 2nd August 6.00pm BST

I've used Beach Ball for my card and the sandcastle and sentiment from the Teddy Jack set. I found this bit of unloved paper in my stash box and thought it looked vaguely sea like and then decided I'd tear some sand coloured coredinations card to make it look like the beach. I stamped the sandcastle on the coredinations card and used my pens for a bit of shading. 



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Make it Monday
Use it Tuesday - What Was I Thinking (that paper....)
Creative Stamp friends - summer-sun-holiday
Crazy - summertime
Inky Chicks - summer colours 
Creative Creations - anything goes



 Colouring Medium 
Copics 
Flexmarkers
Promarkers

Cardstock/Paper
from stash

 Embellishments 
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards


 Thanks for dropping by today.  The boys and I are off to the zoo to meet some of the Sweet Stampin' Sweeties and their kids! Looking forward to it - will report back tomorrow on any wild animals we encounter.

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

 Susan 
x

Monday, 29 July 2013

Love to Create Challenge


Morning all.

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

This week our theme is

Colour Inspired


Our sponsors this week are Milk and Coffee and Wings and Willows.

And here is my card. You will note that I have ignored some of the colours in the photo.... and have concentrated on the green.... ok there's a teeny bit of **** in it.  

This is a Wings and Willows image called Catching Butterflies which I've just printed directly on to the card blank and teamed it with a couple of Stampin Up stamps.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Use A Digi
Whoopsi Daisy - Things With Wings
Make it Monday

Stamps
Catching Butterflies - Wings and Willows
Flight of the Butterfly Set - Stampin Up
So Happy for You Set - Stampin Up

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers
Flexmarkers
Chalk (for the ground)

Ink
Crumb Cake - Stampin Up

Cardstock
Diamond White - The Papeterie

  
 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, 28 July 2013

Dream Valley Challenges

Afternoon all.

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

This fortnight our theme is

Summer Days

Our sponsor this fortnight is Bugaboo.


I have gone for a summery looking image and a summery looking girl for my card, this was another card my friend asked for for her daughter as the image looks very like Lucy.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
The Sugar Bowl

Stamps
Alicia - Funky Kits

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers
Flexmarkers

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

 Embellishments 
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards

 Tools 
Fancy Label Tag Nesties
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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

 Susan 
x

Saturday, 27 July 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

Balls....

stop it... I know what you're thinking... 

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

Now I have gone for football (and one other thing) but you could go with any sport or going to the ball.... 

The reason I say there's one other thing is that I actually made a balls up of the card and underneath the little football button there's a little splodge of ink! Ooops.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes

Stamps
Wellington - from a Docrafts set
Sentiment - Stampin' Up
French Foliage - Stampin Up

 Colouring Medium 
Promarkers 
Copics

Cardstock
Soft Suede - Stampin Up

Paper
Wellington Set - Docrafts

 Embellishments 
Buttons

  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

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Lost....

Morning all, it's a bit of a wet old morning here in Glasgow so it looks like summer has FINALLY arrived here!

This is another one of these cards that has been lost in a little folder on my laptop and I'm finally getting round to posting! It was a card my friend asked me to make for her niece.... last year..... 

However, here she is now, Lost in Music. Love this image and think I should use her again soon.




Challenges I'd Like To Enter
Craft Your Passion - Happy Birthday
Paper Playtime - Patterned Paper
Divas By Design - Anything Goes

Stamps 
Lost in Music - Funky Kits
Sentiment - Stampin Up
Top Ten List - Little Yellow Bicycle Boy's Set

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

Embellishments 
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards

 Tools 
Oval Punch - Stampin Up
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (that I can't remember the name of)


 Thanks for dropping by today. Susan x

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Mid Month Inspiration for Christmas at Sweet Stampin'


Morning all.

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

A wee reminder that this month our theme is

Snowmen/People

Our sponsor this month is My Mum's Craft Shop who are offering a £10 voucher to the winner.

I must admit to being a bit stuck to begin with with this challenge, couldn't decide what to do as I'm still a bit snowmanned out from all the snowmen cards I made at Christmas for challenges..

So just a very simple card really, I used an old Cuttlebug embossing folder as the basis and coloured this LotV snowman. Then I decided to add the Memory Box snowflake border round the snowman, added a sentiment and some pearls and we're done.  

Such a simple card I might use it for my Christmas cards so it would be great if one of you could take a note of that and remind me of this nearer the time ;)



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Make it Monday
Papercrafting Journey - Christmas in July
Fairytale Challenge - Christmas in July
Christmas Card Challenge - Snowflakes
Sentimental Sundays - Christmas in July
Papertake - Dieing for a Punch

Stamps
Mr Snowman - LotV
Sentiment - Whimsy Stamps

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock
Diamond White - The Papeterie

 Embellishments 
Pearls


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, 22 July 2013

Love to Create Challenge



Morning all.

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

This week our theme is

Hugs and Wishes

Our sponsor this week is Stamp Annie Thing who kindly gave us some images to play with.

I've gone for a Wish You Were Here look with my card and have used the Eiffel Tower stamp. I created my own background paper by using the Stampin Up Very Vintage wheel and stamped it in Crumb Cake. I also inked the edges of the card with the Crumb Cake ink too.

Starting to love doing cards this shape which is 5.5 inches by 4.5 inches - just for a wee change you understand but it gets me out of using 6x6 all the time!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Make it Monday
Anything Goes

Stamps
Eiffel Tower - Stamp Annie Thing
Very Vintage Wheel - Stampin Up
Grungy Postcard - LotV
French Foliage - Stampin Up

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock
from stash

 Ink 
Crumb Cake - Stampin Up

 Embellishments 
Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon - Stampin Up
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

Sunday, 21 July 2013

That Craft Place Challenge


Morning all.

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

This time our theme is 

It's a Girl Thing

*shudders* 

Not my most favourite of challenges but still it wouldn't be a challenge then would it?!

We're sponsored this week by Kraftin Kimmie.

But still, despite it not being my most favourite I have managed to produce two things this week... two little gift bags one of which I made myself and the other which is a kraft bag which I altered.





 Embellishments 
Flowers
Ribbon
Pearls

 Tools 
Label Nesties
Cropadile
Big Shot



Challenges I'd Like to Enter


 Colouring Medium 
Promarkers
Flexmarkers
Copics

Cardstock
Kraft

Paper
Doodle Deux - Prima

 Embellishments 
Seam Binding Ribbon

 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

Friday, 19 July 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 Alexandra to set the challenge and she has chosen the theme

Make Your Own Flowers

We're sponsored this week by Doodle Dragon Studios.

Now I did something for this card that I haven't done for a long long time! I got out some of my Hello Kitty Sizzix dies - this was a card I wanted to do for the boys to give my friend's wee girl. I had made cards for her mum and dad and sister to give her but I wanted to do one for the boys to give her too. 

And the reasoning behind getting out the Sizzix die..... I don't have the Copics to enable me to colour another image with the red hair that I would need to do for Lucy ;)

And I can confirm that all cards went down very well with the birthday girl. 




Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Cute Card Thursday - Oranges and Lemons
Charisma - Girly
Dutch Dare - Floral Frenzy

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

 Embellishments 
Ribbon 
Number sticker

 Tools 
 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

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Crafty Sentiment Designs Challenge


Morning all.

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

This week our theme is

Female Birthday

So an easy one... or not....  

I have used the fab Harriet for my card which I made for my friend's daughter the other day. I am quite pleased with it even though there's you know what in it.

And this card caused a panic.... I went to colour her hair in and couldn't find my copics. Looked everywhere for the wallet they're in. Nowhere to be seen so I text Cass and asked if they were in the cabin but she said no and then even more panic ensued and I thought I was losing my mind. However, I got a text during the Apprentice from Cass to say that they were at the cabin and just hidden under something. Phew. 



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Make it Monday
Challenges 4 Everybody
Aud's Sentiments - Two Words
Anything Goes
Use it Tuesday - Birthdays (that Two Scoops paper is very very old!)

Stamps
Harriet - Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment - Stampin' Up

 Colouring Medium 
Promarkers
Flexmarkers

Cardstock
Stampin Up

Paper
Basic Grey Two Scoops

 Embellishments 
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards


 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, 15 July 2013

Love to Create Challenge


Morning all.

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

This week our theme is

Fairy Tale and Fantasy

Our sponsor this week is Whoopsi Daisy who gave the DT some images to play with.

I struggled getting a decent photo because of the sunshine... who'd have thunk it eh?!

I've gone very simple in an effort to use "stuff" I found when I was looking for something else! The white bird cage is actually a gold die cut but I turned it round and the square is a Craftwork Cards embossed frame but I think it works.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Make it Monday
Incy Wincy - Things With Wings
Card Mania - Pearls and/or Gems
Stamps and Fun - Fairy


Stamps
Whoopsi Daisy
Sentiment - Ladybug Crafts Ink

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers
Flexmarkers

Cardstock
Embossed Square - Craftwork Cards

 Embellishments
Ribbon
Pearls
Glamour Dust 
Die Cut Bird Cage from a friend

Tools
Oval Nesties
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today.  Kids are at athletics camp for the next 5 mornings so a bit of peace for me :) 

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

 Susan 
x

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Dream Valley Challenges


Hello there!

While I was off on my hols one of my lovely bloggy friends shared some news with me on Facebook that I had made it on to the DT at Dream Valley Challenges and I haven't really had a chance to share that news with you before now but there you go...



So now on to the new challenge at Dream Valley Challenges

This fortnight our theme is

Fancy Folds

Two very similar cards to show you - neither have of which have been here before. I have a whole folder on my laptop of cards still to be blogged and I'm trying to get through them.

I was asked by my friend to a Ruby Wedding Anniversary card for her mum to send to friends who were celebrating at the start of the month and I emailed her a photo of the bottom card (which was made for my friend's in-laws who celebrated in February!!) and she loved it so I set about doing something very similar.

It's a criss cross type card - two 6x6 cards which I halved diagonally and then stuck the two cards together to form a pocket. I actually really like this style of card and I must do another soon.

I got the verse from a site which had free anniversary poems but sadly I can't remember which one it was!

You can see the wee tag on the bottom photo a wee bit better - I left that blank so that a message could be written.






Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Cardstock
from stash

Paper
Stampin Up

 Embellishments 
Pearls

 Tools 
 Thanks for dropping by today.

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

 Susan 
x

Saturday, 13 July 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

Shabby Chic

Our sponsor this week is Bunny Zoe and they're 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.

I'm not very good at shabby chic - my friend Lorraine is so much better at this style than I am - so I was a bit concerned about the challenge. However, when I was down at Cathy's we had a chat and a look at some other cards and  a quick look through some of her stash and so a card was born...

This really is a beautiful stamp and I was going to add some colour to her with DI's but I decided, on this occasion, just to leave her the way she was.

I distressed the DP and CS and then inked round the edge with some Picket Fence Distress Stain. I also couldn't find the right shade of seam binding ribbon in my stash so I found a bit of ribbon, then wet it and scrunched it up and then held it in a little tight ball inside a bit of kitchen roll so it looked a bit more worn than the pristine ribbon it started out life as. It doesn't look bad so I might try doing that again!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Brown Sugar - Shades of Blue
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Cupcake - Anything But a Square
Papertake - Old, New, Borrowed or Blue (Old ribbon, blue card and the paper was borrowed - although Cathy isn't getting the bits I used back...)

Stamps
Meriel - Stempelglede

Cardstock/Paper
from stash

 Embellishments 
Ribbon 
Pearls
Doiley
Pin


 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 but don't forget to stamp now ;)

 Susan 
x

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Hot. Hot. Hot.

No, I can't believe I'm saying that either. This is Scotland? This is July? Something has gone wrong!

Today I'm sharing with you a card that was ordered by my friend for her friend's big birthday (can't remember what the number was so I'm not going to guess but it was either 50 or 60).

Blanche seemed to fit the bill as did the sentiment from the Audrey Uptown Girl stamp. Bit of sophistication ;)



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes With Ribbon
Make it Monday
OLLCB - Ebony and Ivory
Songbird - Ribbon

Stamps 
Blanche - Saturated Canary
Sentiment from Uptown Girls Set

Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers
Flexmarkers

Cardstock/Paper 
From Stash

 Embellishments 
Ribbon
Gems

 Tools 
Label Nesties
Fancy Oval Nesties
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today.  

We're off to a friends to celebrate their daughter's birthday - it's the first time we've been here on her birthday since she was 1!!

 Susan 
 x

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Good to be Home?

Well hello there!

I am back from a fab holiday in the Peak District - we have never ever been so lucky with the weather on holiday and then before we came home we spent a long weekend with the lovely Cathy and her family which was awesome. Great time, great company and lots and lots of laughs.

Today I am sharing with you the card I made for Craig to give his teacher. He saw this Greeting Farm image and thought he looked cool so he asked me to use him. I think he looks a bit sad but that's ok cos obviously Craig was leaving primary school. I've used a sentiment from the same set which seemed appropriate - See Ya Later.

I've paper pieced his cap and his sweatshirt as I didn't quite have the right shades of pen to do a school sweatshirt - a gap in my pens I feel. I may have to fill it ;)


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Cards for Men - Bingo (sentiment, image, paper piecing)

Stamps 

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock
From stash

Paper 

 Tools 

 Thanks for dropping by today. Am just starting to catch up - have been snowed under with 134872394 washings since we got back so hopefully I'll get round all your lovely blogs.

 Susan 
 x

Sunday, 7 July 2013

That Craft Place Challenge



Morning all.

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

This time our theme is

Ribbons and Lace


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Heart - Indigo Blu

Cardstock
from stash

 Ink 
London Fog - Memento

 Embellishments 
Pearls
Ribbon
Lace Doiley

 Tools 
Floral Frenzy - DieSire

All products available from That Craft Place.

 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, 5 July 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 our lovely Carol to set the challenge and she has chosen the theme

Let's Hear it For the Boys

My favourite theme :D

We're sponsored this week by Squigglefly

This is the birthday card I made for Craig to give to Scott. When I saw this image over at Saturated Canary I knew it would be perfect for my little sportsman - football, rugby, athletics... you name it he likes it! 



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Joey - Saturated Canary
Sentiment - Penny Black

 Colouring Medium
Promarkers
Flexmarkers
Copics 

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

 Embellishments 
Hessian Ribbon

 Tools 
Circle Grand Nesties
Fishtail Staxx - Dienamics
Big Shot
Learning Curve Cricut Cartridge
Cricut
Chalks

 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

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Morning all, it's Saturday and that means it's time for a new challenge at   Sweet Stampin '. This is another fortnightly chall...