Saturday, 30 November 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

Black and White plus One Other Colour

Our sponsor this week My Mum's Craft Shop who 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 this is my card. I've got to say, I think this (so far) is my favourite Christmas card I've made this year. And look that chalkboard effect is back - this is the card I made before last week's Sweet Stampin' card but liked the effect so much I wanted to do it again!



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Use Some Red
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
A Gem of A Challenge - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Snows the Way to Go

Stamps
Furry Friends - Funky Kits
Sentiment - LotV

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock/Paper
from stash

 Embellishments 
Snowballs
Stickles
Weathered White Embossing Powder

 Tools 
Heat Gun
Snowflake Punch Around the Page

 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 ;)


Thursday, 28 November 2013

MAWTT Challenge


Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge at Moving Along With the Times.

This week our theme is

Girly BUT NO PINK

Love it!!

And here is my girly card.... I was asked to make this ages and ages ago - in fact, the wee girl is probably two by now it's been so long ;) 




Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Wee Birthday Girl - Wee Stamps
Letters - Unknown
Sentiments and Number - Ladybug Crafts Ink

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

 Embellishments 
Ribbon 
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards
Stickles

 Tools 
Beaded Square Nesties (I think that's their name)
Circle Punch
Big Shot.

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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



Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Hobbycutz Ho Ho Ho

Afternoon! As it's almost the season of goodwill over at Hobbycutz we've had a change of heart and revised this week's challenge which is now 

Anything Goes

Come on over and join in the fun!



Winter's Miracle!


Morning all.

Time for some mid month inspiration for Christmas At Sweet Stampin'

A wee reminder that this month our theme is

White on White

Our sponsor this month is us! It's a goody bag put together by the Sweeties for you.

And here we go. I just love WOW cards, I was always afraid of them but I actually love them now!

A simple card. Embossed background and I've stamped the Visible Image stamp and added lots of die cut snowflakes (from a variety of companies!) and some pearls.  I say simple but there was a lot of die cutting involved!



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Visible Image - Make it Sparkle

Stamps
Winter's Miracle - Visible Image

 Ink 
Island Indigo - Stampin Up

 Embellishments 
Pearls

 Tools 
Snowflake Embossing Folder - DieSire
Snowflake Die cuts - Memory Box, Marianne Designs, Dienamics, Sizzix

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

And.... there's only one more CASS challenge left before the big day... aren't you glad you joined in now - you've made 11 cards ;) 

x

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Recovered?

Hello. Hope everyone is well. I am pleased to report that, at last, I seem to be feeling human again! It's been a while.

And speaking of things that have been a while, this is a commissioned card I made for a friend for another friend's son's birthday - in September! This isn't the oldest card I have to share, I'm sure there's one in my folder from April. I'll get to it though ;) This is almost the same as a card I did earlier on in the year but I didn't add the wee tag sentiments (in Cartha colours) down the side or try and fashion a rugby ball from an oval punch!



Challenges I'd Like To Enter

Stamps
Big Sweater Kid - Meljen's
Sentiments - LotV
Number - Ladybug Crafts Ink

 Colouring Medium
Copics

 Cardstock
From stash

Embellishments 
Brads 

Tools 
Oval Punch - Stampin Up

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Monday, 25 November 2013

Love to Create Challenge


Morning all.

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

This week our theme is

Use Your Three Favourite Embellishments

Our sponsors this week are Inky Impressions and Wings and Willows. 

I've used an Inky Impressions Image for my card. I've just printed it on to kraft card and highlighted some snowy bits with Stickles! So my three favourite embellishments - glitter, ribbon and gems (well they are at the moment cos I'm doing lots of Christmas cards but I can guarantee in a couple of weeks I'll be sick of the sight of all of them!!)


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Reindeer Background - Inky Impressions

 Embellishments 
Ribbon
Stickles
Gems

 Tools 
Snowflake Embossing Folder - DieSire
Corner Rounder

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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


Sunday, 24 November 2013

That Craft Place Challenge


Morning all.

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

This time our theme is

Use A Star

We're sponsored by Visible Image who gave the team some images to play with. I've used Clayton the Cowboy for mine.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Clayton - Visible Image
Sentiment - Inkylicious

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers

Cardstock
From stash

 Embellishments 
Star Gems

 Tools 
Star Embossing Folder
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



Saturday, 23 November 2013

Birthdays, Birthdays and Christmas


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

This week our theme is

Cause for Celebration

Now the more observant of you will note that this is not a Team Fi week but it's Sweet Stampin's 4th birthday so some of us from Team Fi are joining in with the celebrations.

Our sponsors this week are Bunny Zoe, Crafters Companion and Wild Orchid Crafts who are all offering £10 vouchers to the winners. Our monthly sponsor is The Ribbon Girl who are offering a £10 voucher to the monthly winner.

Now I was going to be really clever and not do a Christmas or a birthday card but I've ended up with a Christmas card. I have seen loads of the chalkboard effect on Pinterest recently and wanted to give it a try. This is Weathered White Embossing Powder but I think I'd like to try a brighter white one.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Stampin' Up

 Cardstock/Paper
From stash

  Embellishments 
Pearl

 Tools 
Precious Stars Die
Big Shot

Now today isn't just Sweet Stampin's birthday - it's also the Doctor's 50th birthday.... and tonight is the much anticipated 50th birthday special! Can't wait. So here's a wee photo of 10 and 11 and the War Doctor.




 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by Sweet Stampin' and see what the rest of the Sweeties have been up to! 

Perhaps you could have a go yourself, don't forget to stamp now ;)


Friday, 22 November 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

Add a Bow

We're sponsored this week by Lili of the Valley and the Ribbon Girl.

Oh look it's that couple again... we've not seen them for a while! And it's been so long since I made the card I can't actually remember who I made it for!




Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
You and Me Baby - Tiddly Inks
Sentiment - PSX
Tiny Tags - Stampin' Up

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock/Paper
from stash

 Tools 
Corner Nesties
Grand Decorative Label Nesties
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!


Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Brrrrr......

Morning from a very cold Glasgow. Do you have snow? We don't, although I have seen other folk in other parts of Glasgow have some!

You'll be pleased to know that I *think* (don't want to speak too soon) that this bug is finally on it's way out. The gunge appears to have gone (sorry tmi) and my hearing appears to be on it's way back. Thank goodness for that.

So to today's card - another from the decluttering folder. It's a new home card I was asked to make - there seems to have been a spate of these and I've been trying to do something different every time so with this one I've made a wee cluster of houses by masking them and made the feature one in the cardstock I used for matting.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps 
Home Is Where the Heart Is - Stamping Bella
Sentiment - LotV

 Cardstock/Paper 
From Stash

Ink 
Cocoa Brown - Memento

Thanks for dropping by today.


Monday, 18 November 2013

Love to Create Challenge


Morning all.

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

This week our theme is a sketch.


Our sponsors this week are Whoopsi Daisy, The Stamping Chef and Di's Digi Downloads.

I've used an old The Stamping Chef image - Snowman. Got to be honest, not sure about this one. Think it's the papers I've used. 



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Snowman - The Stamping Chef
Sentiment - Marianne Designs

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock
Cherry Cobbler - Stampin Up

Paper
Docrafts

 Embellishments 
Pearls
Fake Snow


 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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


Sunday, 17 November 2013

Dream Valley Challenges


Hello again.

Please scroll down for my Hobbycutz DT card.

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

This fortnight our theme is

Clean and Simple

Our sponsor this fortnight is Crafty Ribbons.

I've gone for something a little different for me. I created an oval mask using a nestie and stamped the Indigo Blu Script stamp in Crumb Cake ink and then I stamped from the SU Just Believe and Silhouette Sentiments sets in Early Espresso ink and finally added a sentiment in the bottom corner. 


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Script Stamp - Indigo Blu
Just Believe and Silhouette Sentiments - Stampin' Up

Ink
Crumb Cake and Early Espresso - Stampin' Up

  Tools 
Oval 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. 


Hobbycutz Challenge


Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge at Hobbycutz

This week our theme is a colour theme. 



Our sponsor this week is Kenny K who were kind enough to provide the DT with some images. I've used Xmas Wrapping for my card and have cropped her to just do a head shot. I must admit I love the ability that digi stamps give you to do this!


 Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Xmas Wrapping - Kenny K
Sentiment - Marianne Designs

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock
From stash


 Tools 
Dvine Swirls Embossing Folder
Big Shot

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

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


Saturday, 16 November 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

Tags
(make one or use one on your card)

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

The Stamp Fairy kindly provided the DT a couple of images for the DT to use. I've used a snowman for my card.

Now when I got the image I said that if a snowman was standing next to a mug of something hot he would melt..... then Sandra came up with the sentiment!

I'm quite pleased with the tag. I bought it at the SECC at the end of October and the sentiment was computer generated and printed on Safmat so that it could be added to the wooden tag. Clever eh?!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Snowman - Stamp Fairy

 Colouring Medium 
Cardstock/Paper
from stash

 Embellishments 
Tag - East of India
String
Snowballs


 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 ;)


Friday, 15 November 2013

The Pancake Batter Anomaly

Morning.

I am still alive, honest. Although to be honest, it doesn't really feel like it right now. STILL suffering from this cold/sinus infection. This is my last day of antibiotics and I think the most I can say is that I feel slightly less crap than I did this time last week :/ but if we could get Sheldon to sing Soft Kitty I think I'd feel so much better. Maybe.

So, in my continuing mission to share all the cards that have been in the folder for months this is the thank you card I made for one of Scott's teachers last year.  I will share all these cards by the end of the year.... if it ends in more than 78 days.... #oops #fail


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps 
Homework - Saturated Canary
Sentiment - Unknown
Ruler - Kanban

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock/Paper 
From stash

Embellishments
Brad from stash 

Tools
Oval Nesties
Big Shot
Oval Punch - Stampin' Up

 Thanks for dropping by today.




Thursday, 14 November 2013

Moving Along With the Times Challenge


Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge at Moving Along With the Times.

This week our theme is

Furry Friends
so a card or a project with an animal on it! Easy!

This is Andy's birthday card from one of the boys. Wonder if you can guess which one.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock/Paper
from stash


 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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


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 this month is Sparkle and Shine (but remember the Sugar Nellie image - that's essential!)



Challenges I'd Like to Enter


 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock
from stash

Paper
Bo Bunny

 Embellishments 
Glamour Dust
Fake Snow
Star Gems

 Tools 
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Tree Die - Marianne Designs
Snowflake Die - Sizzix
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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


Monday, 11 November 2013

Love to Create Challenge


Morning all.

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

This week our theme is

Thanks/Thanksgiving

Our sponsors this week are Sassy Studio and Beccy's Place.

I've used a Beccy's Place image for my card Geranium Silhouette.




Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Geranium Silhouette - Beccy's Place
Sentiment - Stampin' Up

 Cardstock/Paper
From stash

 Ink 
Distress Inks

 Embellishments 
Pearls

 Tools 
Label 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. 

x

For The Fallen


For The Fallen


With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, 
England mourns for her dead across the sea. 
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit, 
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal 
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres, 
There is music in the midst of desolation 
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young, 
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow. 
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted; 
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: 
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn. 
At the going down of the sun and in the morning 
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again; 
They sit no more at familiar tables of home; 
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time; 
They sleep beyond England's foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound, 
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight, 
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known 
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust, 
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain; 
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness, 
To the end, to the end, they remain.

Laurence Binyon


Sunday, 10 November 2013

That Craft Place Challenge


Morning all.

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

This time our theme is

Sentiment

I have two things to share today - I made the first and then the lovely Lisa brought out her own range of stamps Ditzie Designs - available from That Craft Place so of course I had to create something else too!

So this first is a heart I bought - I was inspired by looking at some decopatch although I didn't actually want to do that! I simply painted with some acrylic paint and stamped the Visible Image sentiment with some contrasting blue ink and then stamped the Grunge Flourish round the outside of the heart.




Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Grunge Flourish - Visible Image
Sentiment - Visible Image

  Ink 

White and Pale Blue Acrylic paint 

 Heart

And this is my second offering today - this is a frame I bought from Lisa's shop ages ago with the intention of doing something else with it and when I started off I was actually going to cover up the frame with some paper but I decided just to stamp round the edge of it because I thought it looked to pretty bare to cover up! I used the Grunge Flourish again.




Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Life Sentiments Set - Ditzie Designs
Grunge Flourish - Visible Image
Netting stamp - Indigo Blu

 Cardstock
That Craft Place

Paper
Kaisercraft

 Ink 
Cocoa Brown - Memento

 Embellishments 
Butterfly - Hobbycutz

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


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 Sparkle...