Thursday, 30 January 2014

Sugar Bowl Challenge


Hello again! 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….

We've got a wee colour challenge for you this month (remember the Sugar Nellie image - that's essential!)

We're having a bit of a Leanne Ellis feature going on this month and the Sweeties have all used Leanne Ellis stamps for their cards!





Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Stitch - Leanne Ellis
Measuring Tapes - Kanban
Stitching Stamps - LotV

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

 Tools 
Button Die - MFT
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. 


MAWTT Challenge

Morning all.

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

This week our theme as chosen by me....

Birthday Boys 


Yeah, I know, predictable huh ;)  I was going to use this time to create a birthday card for Craig but I decided to use this one instead which actually was Andy's birthday card from Craig.... 

I had forgotten about this wee stamp - I think he might feature on a card again quite soon!




Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Raptor Round Your Finger - MFT
Sentiment - Penny Black

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

 Embellishments 
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards

 Tools 
Square Lattice Embossing Folder - Stampin' Up
Big Shot

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

Back in a minute with my Sugar Bowl card!



Monday, 27 January 2014

Love to Create Challenge


Hello, back again!

Please scroll down for my Visible Image DT card.

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

This week our theme is

Sketch



Our sponsor this week is Stitchy Bear Stamps.

I've used Me Please for my card. (and please ignore the fact that I managed to miss out the bit from the top of the sketch!!). A very simple card that I didn't want to add any extra embellishments.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Me Please - Stitchy Bear
Sentiment - Stampin' Up

 Cardstock/Paper
From stash

 Tools 
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug
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. 


Visible Image DT Card


Morning all.

Here I am with my new Monday slot for Visible Image (I've changed from Wednesday!)

So today I'm sharing a card made using a few Visible Image stamps - Immortal Love set, Grunge Flourish and Ink Splats. Yes, you read that right, ink splats! I liked the effect on the card so I ran with it! I stamped the roses from the Immortal Love set on some red card and then cut them out.  I stamped the Grunge Flourish on the card blank - it was so easy to line up and I stamped two back to back! I added Love and Is Forever as the sentiments. I decided to add the ink splats in red ink too! 


For more inspiration don't forget to check out the Visible Image Facebook Group, and the Visible Image blog where we have a monthly challenge.  

Visible Image Blog Badge, Blinkie

Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Addicted to Stamps - Flowers


CAS on Sunday - Lovey Dovey
Sentimental Sundays - Lovey Dovey

Stamps 
Immortal Love Set - Visible Image
Grunge Flourish - Visible Image
Ink Splats - Visible Image

Ink
Versafine Black
Real Red - Stampin' Up

I'll be back later with my Love to Create DT card.



Sunday, 26 January 2014

Dream Valley Challenges

Hello again!

Please scroll down for my Hobbycutz DT card.

I'm back to tell you about a new challenge at Dream Valley Challenges

This fortnight our theme is

No Designer Paper

Our sponsor this fortnight is Freckled Fawn.

I was asked to make a Silver Wedding Anniversary card and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity not to use paper! 


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Cardstock
From stash

 Embellishments 
Silver Rose
Copic Glitter Pen
Prima corners
Ribbon

 Tools 
Champagne Glass Die - Marianne Designs
Heart Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug
Floral Ovals Nesties
Oval Nesties

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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


Hobbycutz Challenges


Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge at Hobbycutz

This week our theme is

Sketch




Our sponsor this week are Whimsy Stamps.



I found this little die cut image and the paper when I was looking for something else and I thought it would be perfect for this challenge. I decided to make a wee trail of ladybirds instead of using ribbon for the bottom bit of the sketch!



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Stampin' Up

Cardstock/Paper
from stash
 Embellishments 
Butterflies - Hobbycutz
Ladybugs
LotV Die Cut Square

 Tools 


Remember to drop by Hobbycutz and see what the rest the DT have been up to.  And we also have a DT call over at Hobbycutz, why don't you check that out while you're there!

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


Saturday, 25 January 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

In Stitches
so some stitching - real or faux


Our sponsor this week is Di's Digis and our monthly sponsor is Cuddly Buddly who are offering a £10 voucher to the monthly winner.

I've used a fabulous digi from Crafty Sentiments for my card - it's called a Gentle Touch.

I've gone with the fake stitching. I'm too scared to actually get a sewing machine out on a card. Maybe one day though!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Gentle Touch - Crafty Sentiments
Sentiments - Little Yellow Bicycle
Faux stitching stamp - LotV

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock/Paper
Stampin' Up - Cardstock - Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler and the paper is from a retired set but I can't remember the name!

 Embellishments 
Pearls

 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, 22 January 2014

Visible Image DT Card


Today for Visible Image I want to show you a card I made using the fabulous Max Rocks Stamp Set. I've coloured Max in using my pens and I've stamped the border from Jake Skates set around the cardstock and the DP.  I used Awesome Dude from Jake and You Rock from Max - don't they go well together. And to finish I did a wee bit of shrink plasticking (is that a word) on one of the chains from the Max set. I need to some more shrink plasticking again soon, I had so much fun! 



For more inspiration don't forget to check out the Visible Image Facebook Group, and the Visible Image blog where we have a monthly challenge.  


Visible Image Blog Badge, Blinkie

Stamps 
Jake Skates Set - Visible Image
Max Rocks Set - Visible Image

Cardstock/Paper 
From stash

Tools 
Shrink Plastic
Heat Gun



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

Festive Foliage

Our sponsor this month is Stamp Art by Kathryne and I've used an image for my card today. I figured that as Rudolph had some holly leaves he would count for Festive Foliage but I've added a holly flourish as well for good measure!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Jingle Dear - Stamp Art by Kathyrne
Sentiment - Whimsy Stamps

Cardstock
from stash

  Embellishments 
Pearls

 Tools 
Holly Flourish - Memory Box
Big Shot
Deckle Edge Scissors

 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

Monday, 20 January 2014

Love to Create Challenge


Morning all.

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

This week our theme is

Button it Up

Our sponsor this week is Stamp Art By Kathryne who were kind enough to give the DT some images to play with.

I've used Little Bear Love You for my card but got to be honest, I'm disturbed that I didn't notice it said Luv U on his tshirt as I'm a bit of a spelling and grammar freak! 

I decided to just go with a CAS card because I found the little heart button and it sort of stemmed from there.  I made the card last week at The Crafty Cabin and I meant to take a wee Stampin' Up stamp I have which just has XOXOXO on it which I thought was perfect for the card. However, I stupidly forgot to take it with me so I ended up just using a Love stamp!

Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Little Bear - Stamp Art by Kathryne
Love - tbc

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

 Embellishments 
Heart Button
String

  Thanks for dropping by today.

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



Saturday, 18 January 2014

Fashion!

Morning all, it's the weekend!

I am hoping to get some crafting done this weekend - loads to do and have a few ideas floating round.

Scott is playing football this morning and Andy is off to the football this afternoon so I've got a plan to take the kids out somewhere (or I could just let them play computer games and I'll craft.....)

Anyway, this morning's card is a birthday card my friend asked me to do for her daughter whose birthday it is today - how organised is that. I'm actually sharing a card on the day it's needed! 


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps 
Fashion - Saturated Canary
13 Today - Ladybug Crafts Ink
Sister - Stampin Up

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock
From stash

Paper 
Noir et Chic - First Edition

Embellishments 

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Thursday, 16 January 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

A Card for A Female 
(shudders) - and you'll be shuddering even more when you see it......

Yep, it's ****! My friend asked me to make a 1st birthday card for her friend's wee girl and sadly the little girl likes ****.

Now I would normally go with the LotV baby with the blanket but I fancied a change so I had a wee look on the Mo Manning site and found this wee cutie, she's called Luv Ya. And as luck would have it Mo had a sale on last weekend so I bought another couple of images too.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Mo's Digital Challenge - Something New (the image!)

Stamps
Luv Ya - Mo Manning

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock
From stash

Paper
Echo Park (I think)

 Embellishments 
Ribbon
Card Candy and Die Cut Flower - Craftwork Cards
Chipboard 1 painted with white acrylic paint

 Tools 
Circle Nesties
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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



Wednesday, 15 January 2014

DT Call at Sweet Stampin'

Evening all, just a quick post to let you know that we're having a DT call over at Sweet Stampin'. 

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You can get full details of what to do here.

DT call closes on 30th January at 6pm.

Susan 
x

Monday, 13 January 2014

Love to Create Challenge


Morning all.

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

This week our theme is

Centre Step/Side Step Card with Snowflakes

Our sponsor this week is Art by MiRan who are a new sponsor for us over at Love to Create and who very kindly gave the DT some images to play with.

I used a Versamark ink pad to stamp some snowflakes all over the card blank, I'd forgotten how much I like that effect, it's a pity I'm not making any more Christmas cards until December (only joking if you're looking in Abi!)


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Winter Girl - Art By Miran
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
Snowflake Stamp - Just Rite

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock
From stash

 Embellishments 
Pearls coloured with Copic
Fleecy Ribbon (which has been in my stash since I started cardmaking years ago!!)

 Tools 
Oval Nesties
Snowflake Embossing Folder - DieSire
Snowflake Dies - Dienamics

 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, 12 January 2014

Dream Valley Challenges


Hello, back again!

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

This fortnight our theme is

For a Boy/Man

Been good challenges for me this weekend eh?!

This was a card made sometime last year that I never quite got round to sharing - it was made for a friend for her nephew. I must admit I had fun colouring this one in!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Backyard General - Saturated Canary

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

 Embellishments 
Netting
Letter Stickers
Chain
Chipboard Number

 Tools 
Tag Die - Go Kreate

 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

Something New 
(new baby, new year, new home etc)

Our sponsor this week is Crafty Sentiments.

I've gone for New Stash... well, new toy (my GC) and these Grand Nestie Ovals. 

I've used a LotV stamp as the focal point but I used a Majestix stamp set to stamp round the edge of the Nestie. A couple of Hobbycutz butterflies finish off the card. I think looking at it now I should perhaps have painted the butterflies but I love Kobie's stuff too much to mess around with it :/


Challenges I'd Like to Enter


 Ink 
Distress Inks (but I can't remember which ones although I did actually write it down.... somewhere)

 Embellishments 
Butterflies - Hobbycutz

 Tools 
Grand Decorative Ovals One Nesties
Grand Calibur.

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

I shall be back later with my Dream Valley card.

 Susan 
x

Saturday, 11 January 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 one of my very favourite challenges.....

Girly But NO Pink

Love it :D

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

I decided to go with blues for my card because when I was in the craft shop recently I spotted the Papermania Parissiene Blue Capsule collection and thought these papers were gorgeous. And I bought the lace paper (she's sitting on it!) and I also bought some of the crochet trim but that didn't quite fit on the card so I left that off!

I've made this for my sister in law whose birthday we missed in December #oops.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Sitting Gorjuss Girl - Funky Kits (although doesn't appear to be available)
Sentiment - Waltzing Mouse

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock
From stash

Paper
Parissiene Blue Capsule collection - Papermania

 Embellishments 
Pearls (coloured with Copic)

 Tools 
Flower Punch
Bubble Corner Punch (to get the flower centres)

 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, 8 January 2014

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Hello again!

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

This month our theme is

Festive Foliage

Our sponsor this month is Stamp Art by Kathryne (and I'll be back mid month with a card using one of Kathryne's images).

Today's card uses a Eureka Stamps image which I simply printed off and used glamour dust on it - not sure whether you can actually see it! I actually wish I'd made more of this card cos it was really simple but quite effective.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Eureka Stamps

Cardstock
from stash

  Embellishments 
Flowers 
Ribbon
Glamour Dust

 Tools 
Mistletoe Embossing Folder - Crafters Companion
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. 

I wish I could say that's the Christmas cards started but this is a last year's model ;) 

x

Visible Image DT Card


Morning all.

Here I am with my new Wednesday slot for Visible Image

And today I'm sharing a card using Thanks So Much. I did originally set out to make a different card but I'm afraid the house is still in complete uproar after Christmas and I couldn't get to most of my craft stuff so I've gone for something simple that showcases the beauty of the stamp. 

I found this wonderfully elegant paper in my stash box and with the stamp the card grew from there. I've used an oval nestie to cut it out and a floral oval for the frame. I think it could probably have done with black pearls rather than white but I had neither black pearls nor a black copic to colour white ones with so I had to make do. Now to find someone to send this too!



For more inspiration don't forget to check out the Visible Image Facebook Group, and the Visible Image blog where we have a monthly challenge.  


Visible Image Blog Badge, Blinkie

Stamps 
Thanks So Much - Visible Image

Cardstock/Paper 
From stash

Embellishments 
Ribbon
Pearls
Flowers

Tools 
Oval Nesties
Floral Oval Nesties
Big Shot

I'll be back later with my first Christmas at Sweet Stampin' card for the year!



Saturday, 4 January 2014

Some News


Hello!

Did you see the news over at Visible Image?

That's right, I've been asked to join the Design Team! So excited and can't wait to start working with them :) 





For more inspiration don't forget to check out the Visible Image Facebook page, and the Visible Image blog where we have a monthly challenge.  

Susan 
x

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Thank You at MAWTT


Morning all. Almost time to get back to reality so it's time for a new challenge at Moving Along With the Times.

This week our theme is

Thank You Cards

After the excesses of the festive season I've gone with something very simple for a thank you card. A simple card blank which I've embossed and then die cut several matching Chloe stems tied with a bow and a thank you sentiment. Simples! (and was about as much as I could cope with tbh!)


Stamps
Stampin' Up

 Cardstock
from stash

 Embellishments 
Ribbon

 Tools 
Chloe Stem - Memory Box
Fancy Tag Nesties 
Embossing Folder
Big Shot


 Thanks for dropping by today.  I shall be having a catch up of all your fabby blogs later :D

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



Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year

Thank you for being with me throughout 2013 - your love and support is appreciated much more than I can ever say.

Hope 2014 is a good one for you!

xxxx

Big Sentiment. Small Cake.

Morning. I suppose I could have gone the other way and that I could have made the cake big and the sentiment small.... but it worked for ...