Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Looking Back at 2014

Morning! On the last morning of 2014. I've scheduled this post as I'm bound to be cleaning the house in time for the New Year, just as my mother would have done...... yeah, you're right, I'm probably drinking tea and reading my book!

However, it seemed a good time to have a look back at some favourite cards this year.

Sassy Cheryl - Figure of Eight. A break from traditional Christmas colours and a step out of my comfort zone ;) 


Little Miss Muffett - Bubbles Chester. What's not to love?!


 Funky Kits - Texting. Still makes me laugh - texts from the dog!!


Made for Craft World using Taylored Expressions dies, I love the simplicity of this card.


Mo Manning - Valerie in Autumn and Valerie in Winter. Now all I need is for Mo to design a Spring and Summer Valerie and for Inkylicious to have Spring and Summer sentiments!



Anna Marie Designs - This Way For Christmas. One of the last cards I made this year but a favourite none the less.


And lastly my favourite Tiddly Inks couple combined with some other TI images to make a card for a couple who were getting married in Edinburgh Zoo!


 Thanks for dropping by today. I hope you enjoyed looking at the cards. I had fun picking them, and I could have picked more, it tends to be the card that I worked on last is my favourite so it was interesting to look back through the whole year.

 Thank you for all your support, encouragement and lovely comments during this past year. Hope to see you again in 2015! Have a good one.


Monday, 29 December 2014

Clearing Up

Well, I was trying to but have been distracted, firstly by Bedknobs and Broomsticks and now by Wallace and Gromit.

However, I have decided to clear out all of the Christmas cards I made but didn't share yet

This first one is using the Visible Image Christmas Eve stamp which Craig asked me to buy when Helen and Mark from Visible Image were at Craftworld earlier in the year.


This is a card I was asked to make for a baby's first Christmas. Love this wee Little Miss Muffett stamp and I debated about buying him earlier in the year as I couldn't think of enough uses, and then I had a baby card to make and I decided to also use him for Christmas (and out comes the white babygro again!!) The star although you can't see it properly is coloured with a clear Wink of Stella.


This next card was a bit of an experiment as I wanted to use some new dies I'd got at the SECC. The snowy background is actually snowy acetate but I think it looks good!



And this last card is using a Di's Digi image called Birthday Bertie, which I originally bought to make a birthday card (surprise that eh?) but eventually used another idea for that... which I might share tomorrow. 



Thanks for dropping by today. We're off to the panto tonight! Oh yes we are :D


Saturday, 27 December 2014

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

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

This week our theme is an easy one for our last of the year....

Anything Goes

Our sponsor this week are Crafty Devils who are offering a £10 voucher to the winner.

And here's my card. And it's not a Christmas card!! This is one I was asked to make towards the end of the year. I love this LotV baby stamp and use it quite a lot - can be coloured, left in a white babygro or paper pieced. In this case I've left him in white as I think a baby dressed in a white babygro is such a beautiful thing!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Baby Boy - LotV
Baby - Woodware

Colouring Medium
Copics

 Tools 
Stitched Label Tags - MFT
Circle Nesties

 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, 26 December 2014

Beary Merry Christmas

Hello.

Hope you're all tucking in to turkey curry/salad/sandwiches/pie or a second Christmas dinner.

And like the food my blog will be a bit like using up leftovers over the next few days as I have a few Christmas cards left to share and this wee cutie is a Mo Manning - Beary Merry Christmas. 



Stamps 
Beary Merry Christmas - Mo Manning

 Colouring Medium
Copics

 Embellishments
Stickles

 Thanks for dropping by today.

Susan
x

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Sugar Bowl Challenge

Morning all. 

It's time for a new challenge over at the Sugar Bowl. Yes, I know we're early but there's something else happening on Thursday......

As always one lucky winner of this challenge gets to choose 4 sweet Sugar Nellie digis...

and
a second prize winner will receive 2 Sugar Nellie digis.....woo hoo!!

(or 6 digis, 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.

(remember the Sugar Nellie image - that's essential!)

And here's my card. I love Delia, she's a lovely wee fairy and this was for a special girl's birthday. 


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Sentiments - Paper Smooches

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Wink of Stella

Paper
LotV

 Embellishments 
Pearls

 Tools 
Stitched Rectangles - MFT

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by The Sugar Bowl and see what the rest the Sweeties have been up to. Remember we have a DT call running right now and we'd love to have you aboard.







Monday, 22 December 2014

This Way For Christmas

Hello.

Well, only 3 sleeps to go.... are you ready? I'm not! But I'm not going to stress

What a weekend. We had my work night out on Saturday and we were staying over at the hotel so the boys were being looked after by a friend. Unfortunately we got a call on Sunday morning to say that Scott had been up sick all night :( He seems to be on the mend now thankfully so hopefully he'll be ok for Thursday.

The same friends that were looking after the boys were hosting Christmas for us and my friend's family so sadly Andy had to come home with Scott but the rest of us all enjoyed a fantastic time.

So, to today's card. I bought this fabulous stamp from Anna Maria at the SECC in October and put it away and forgot about it but when I was looking for something else the other night I found it and made this card. I love kraft and white together.





Stamps
This Way for Christmas - Anna Maria Designs

Paper 
LotV

Embellishments 
Pearls

 Tools 
Label Nesties
Deckle Edge Scissors
Holly Corner - Cheery Lynn

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Thursday, 18 December 2014

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 the sketch below. This is our last challenge until 8th January so you have plenty time to enter!


Here's my take on the sketch - I've altered it slightly because I've put the two corner elements on top! I'm sure the Boss won't mind - it's Christmas,she might not even notice ;) 

This is a card I made for a friend's daughters to take to their cousin's Frozen themed birthday party! I hope the birthday girl liked it.




Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Elsa - Sassy Studio
Olaf - Simply Betty
Sentiment - Ladybug Crafts Ink

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Wink of Stella

Cardstock/Paper
from stash

 Embellishments 
Glossy Accents

 Tools 
Alphabet - Memory Box
Star Nesties
Number - Lollipop Set, Sizzix
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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



Saturday, 13 December 2014

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

Oh Christmas Tree

Our sponsor this week are My Creative Classroom.

I've used an Inkylicious stamp for my card and embossed in white. I love this look and I think this could be my Christmas card this year. Yeah, they're not made yet, far less written and posted :/



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Swirly Christmas Tree - Inkylicious
Oh Christmas Tree Sentiment - LotV
Merry Christmas Sentiment - Can't remember!

 Ink 
Versamark

 Embellishments 
White Embossing Powder
Pearls

 Tools 
Stitched Rectangle Die - MFT
Snowflake Punch - Martha Stewart

 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 ;)



Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge for Christmas At Sweet Stampin'

Our theme this month is 

Winter Sports

I was actually going to do a football card - well, it is played in winter here.... but I thought that might not go down too well so I've gone for skating instead with this fab wee Sassy Cheryl image.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Figure of Eight - Sassy Cheryl
Sentiment - Unknown

Colouring Medium
Copics
Wink of Stella

Paper
Doodlebug

  Embellishments 
Pinflair Iced Diamond

 Tools 
Fishtail dies - MFT
Blueprints - MFT

 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. 



Saturday, 6 December 2014

Golden Years

Hello from a wet and miserable Glasgow. Oh, sorry, cold, wet and miserable Glasgow!

A few weeks ago I was asked to make a couple of Golden Wedding anniversary cards for a couple who were having a party to celebrate although the actual date wasn't until yesterday so here I am sharing these cards with you today.

The second is a variation on what I've done before but I used a corner nestie for this first one and I think it looks really effective - although if I'm honest it was a complete pain trying to get the little bits out of the die (oh she of little patience!)



 Thanks for dropping by today.


Thursday, 4 December 2014

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, chosen by our lovely Red, is

Christmas Climate (so if you're in a cold country for Christmas then a snowy, wintery card and if you're in a warm country then Santa on the beach!)

I've used a Digi Stamp Boutique image which I bought after visiting one of my lovely bloggy friends Sue's blog. She's good at making me buy images, cos I see the beautiful cards she's made and I want the image! The bear reminds me of Scott's teddy bear so this might be a card for him (Scott, not the bear).


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Digi Stamp Boutique
Sentiment - Stampin' Up

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Paper
LotV


 Embellishments
Pearls

 Tools 
Grand Nestie Decorative Circles
Oval Nesties
Precious Snowflakes - Memory Box


 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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


Saturday, 29 November 2014

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

Let It Snow

Our sponsors this week are Quixotic Paperie who are offering a £10 voucher to the winner.

Now you may remember I did a card similar to this in Autumn colours for Sweet Stampin and when I saw this image I knew I needed to do another card similar to the last one. Now all I need is for Mo Manning to bring out a Spring and Summer version of Valerie and for Inkylicious to have a Spring and a Summer sentiment and I will have a seasonal set!




Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Bella and Bronte - Snow or Snowflakes

Stamps
Valerie in Winter - Mo Manning
Sentiment - Inkylicious

 Embellishments 
Fake Snow

 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, 27 November 2014

Sugar Bowl Challenge

Morning all. 

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

As always one lucky winner of this challenge gets to choose 4 sweet Sugar Nellie digis...

and
a second prize winner will receive 2 Sugar Nellie digis.....woo hoo!!

(or 6 digis, 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.

(remember the Sugar Nellie image - that's essential!)

And here's my card.... introducing..... The Odd Sock Fairy. I hate her, I don't know about you. We don't just have 3 odd socks in this house there's about 3000! I honestly don't know what happens to them!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter


 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Paper
Echo Park

 Embellishments 
Dewdrops
Bakers Twine

 Tools 
Merry Die - Memory Box
Christmas Die - Memory Box
Tree - Taylored Expressions
Stockings - Memory Box

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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







Wednesday, 26 November 2014

A Change From Christmas Cards

Evening!

A bit of a change from Christmas cards today (which is what I really should be doing, time is marching at an alarming pace!)

My friend's daughters were both baptised on Sunday. It was a lovely service and a lovely day which I'm very pleased to have been part of.

I thought long and hard about what to do for the girls - Eve is 9 and Lucy is 6 so baby cards were not appropriate and I couldn't really find images that I thought suited the occasion so I ended up printing their names and going WOW. I think it works.





 Embellishments 
Pearls

 Tools 
Patchwork Flower Embossing Folder
Swirl - Sizzix
Gerbera - MFT
Label 4 Nesties

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Saturday, 22 November 2014

Happy Birthday To Us

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

And it's a very special week as it's our birthday! We're 5 today so there will be much celebrating going on at SS Towers today :D

So guess what our theme is.....

Birthdays (but you must have a birthday reference on the front of the card)

Our sponsors are Wild Orchid Crafts, Crafty Devils and Marianne Designs.

And here's my card using the fabulous Martini Melissa from Simply Betty.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Martini Melissa - Simply Betty
Sentiment - Stampin' Up

Colouring Medium
Copics

  Embellishments 
Diamante Trim
Ribbon
Pearls

 Tools 
Romantic Rectangle Nesties
Fancy Label Nesties
Sizzix Numbers (can't remember font)

 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, 20 November 2014

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

Autumn Leaves

I decided to use this Mo Manning image that came in a set with the other wee image of Valerie. I wouldn't normally make a card with pumpkins but this image is fab and I love the colours you can use in Autumn :) 




Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Valerie in Autumn - Mo Manning

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Embellishments 
Leaves which were left over from the border punch

 Tools 
Leaves PATP - Martha Stewart

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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


Saturday, 15 November 2014

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

To Die For (use minimum one die)

Our sponsor this week are Yours or Mine Papercraft who are offering a $10 voucher to the winner.

This is the last of the birthday cards I made for my friend's daughter and it was for her sister to give her. I love this little image she's just so sweet. I die cut the letters from a Memory Box alphabet set and then I glossy accented the balloons. I've also used a Joanna Sheen banner die.




Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Girl With Balloons - Lee H Illustrations
Sentiment - Stampin' Up

 Embellishments 
Glossy Accents

 Tools 
Alphabet - Memory Box
Banner Die - Joanna Sheen

 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 ;)





Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Christmas At Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas At Sweet Stampin'

Our theme this month is 

Snow People

And we have a fabby goody bag on offer this month - for more details check out the blog!

I've used this fab Sassy Cheryl Snowman for my card. Doesn't he look as if he really is enjoying the most wonderful time of the year?I'



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Fa La La La Snowman - Sassy Cheryl
Sentiment - Crafty Impressions

  Embellishments 
Star
Woolly Ribbon

 Tools 
Grand Circle Nesties
Christmas Ornament Die - MFT

 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. 

x

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Christmas Angel

Morning! 

Another red card for you today - this time not a Remembrance card but a Christmas card.  I bought this lovely wee LotV image at the SECC at the end of October. I was drawn to her as it almost looks like she's saying "oops"



Stamps 
Christmas Angel -  LotV
Sentiment - LotV

Colouring Medium 
Copics
Wink of Stella

Paper 
LotV

 Tools 
Stiched Rectangles - MFT
Holly Corner Die - Cheery Lynn

 Thanks for dropping by today. Wish me luck for later for when Scott returns from camp with (I imagine) a bag of full of muddy wet clothing.



Saturday, 8 November 2014

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

Use Red for Remembrance or Use Some Poppies 

Our sponsor this week are Crafty Ribbons.

It's another Team Abi week that I've joined in with, simply because I was inspired to make this card when I was sorting through my Sugar Nellie stamps and I found this wee stamp! So I've added some poppies and a remembrance card. I've used the famous verse from Laurence Binyon's poem "For The Fallen" and kept the card very simple.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Fox Gorjuss Girl - Funky Kits

Colouring Medium
Copics

 Embellishments 
Black Pearls

 Tools 
Tiny Flower Punch


 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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



Silver Wedding

Morning. Today's card is a card for Cass (of Crafty Cabin fame) and her husband who celebrated their silver wedding when we were away...