Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Another Day. Another Bear.

Hello.

How are you today? It's very dull here today which is so different from yesterday as it was a beautiful day yesterday. 

Went to see Magnum last night with the lovely Cass. They were fabulous. Really good night!

So to today's card. Well, actually it was for an anniversary card at the start of April for my friend to give her husband. She likes a card with a bear on it and who am I to argue! This cutie Louie, from Digistamp Boutique came in the same set as the one I used with the banner. You know the **** one for Fee's God-daughter's birthday ;) 



Stamps 
Louie Love Set - Digi Stamp Boutique
Sentiments - Lindsey Mason
Heart (can't remember, might be Stampin Up)

 Colouring Medium
Copics

 Paper 
From stash

Embellishments
Heart Brad

  Thanks for dropping by today.


Monday, 28 April 2014

Love To Create Challenge

Morning all.

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

This week our theme is

Pearls and Bling

Our sponsors this week are The Stamping Chef and Flourish With A Bling.

I've used Ella Lovely from The Stamping Chef and I've given her a very sparkly dress. I'd quite like a dress like that. And a figure like that. And hair like that....



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Ella Lovely - The Stamping Chef

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

 Embellishments 
Stickles
Ribbon
Gems

 Tools 
D'Vine Swirls Embossing Folder
Fancy Tag 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. 

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Hi Ho Silver

Morning all.

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend so far and that someone somewhere is enjoying nice weather ;) 

Good luck today to all the folk doing the Kiltwalk! Got a couple of friends doing it so hoping they survive the 23 miles.

So this is a card I made for my friend to give her son. He was 13 yesterday and is in Craig's year at school so I figured that if this Mo Manning image of Paul Typing would be ideal for Craig then it would also be perfect for Cameron!




Stamps 
Paul Typing - Mo Manning
Definition - Lindsey Mason
Chart - Maya Road

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Paper 
Kaisercraft

 Tools 
Stitched Rectangle Die - MFT
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today.

PS Guess what I was watching last night ;) 

Saturday, 26 April 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

No Designer Paper

Our sponsor this week is My Creative Classroom.

Now, I know what you're thinking.... I was here last week with a Sweet Stampin' card. And I was, but this week I'm joining in with Team Abi. It was my Brother in Law's birthday on Sunday and I kind of forgot to make a card. However, this presented me with the opportunity to make a belated card.. so I meant it really ;) 

The sentiment, which reads, Ted realised he'd have to check his diary on a more regular basis came courtesy of Abi during one of our conversations last week!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
James and the Laptop - LotV

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

 Embellishments 
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards

 Tools 
Labels One Nesties
Happy Embossing Folder
Big Shot

 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 ;)

 Susan 
x

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Moving Along With the Times Challenge

Hello.

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

This week our theme is

Transportation

I've gone for a wee new home card I was asked to make - my friend has asked me to make a few new home cards and I try and do something different each time. I was having a clear up of some stuff and found these forgotten about Stampin Up set, Loads of Love and Accessories set.




Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Loads of Love and Loads of Love Accessories - Stampin Up

Cardstock/Paper
from stash

 Tools 
Circle Nesties
Arrow Die - Crafty Sentiments
Big Shot

 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….

This month's theme is 
April Showers Bring May Flowers
(remember the Sugar Nellie image - that's essential!)

I've gone back to little Maggie again for my card. Splashing Maggie to be exact. I got the idea for a layout from a card on Pinterest which I actually thought I had pinned but I can't find it now! 

I've given her a glossy accent puddle to splash in and there's also some glossy accents on her brolly but you can't see them properly.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Splashing Maggie - Funky Kits (and she's on special offer right now!)
Sentiment and Flower - unknown

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Paper
Best Creations

 Embellishments 
Glossy Accents

 Tools 
Stitched Circle Die - Lil Inkers
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. 

Susan 
x

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Mid Month Inspiration for Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Morning all.

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

This month our theme is

Glitter Glitter Everywhere

Our sponsor this month is Stamp Art by Kathryne.

I've used a stamp that I bought at the SECC in March. I love James the Bear, I don't know if you will have gathered this.... I need more though!

I'm not even sure you can see the glamour dust I've used where he's made the snow angel. There are also stickles on his hat, but you can probably see that!




Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Just be Creative Crazy - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes

Stamps
James the Snow Angel - LotV
Sentiment - LotV

Paper
Bo Bunny

  Embellishments 
Snowball Gems
Glamour Dust

 Tools 
Precious Snowflake Die - Memory Box
Circle Nesties
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. 

That's a month nearer Christmas, you know that right ;) 


x

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

The Party's Over!

Morning all.

Well that's it, the Easter holidays are over, they've gone by in a flash but it won't be long until the next holiday - a couple of weeks and they'll be off for the first May holiday weekend!

So on to today's card. My friend asked me to make for her God-daughter's second birthday (I can't actually believe it's been a year since I made Isla's first birthday card!)

I found this fabulous set of bear stamps - will share one of the other two some time this week. This is Louie who is from the Louie Love Set from Digi Stamp Boutique and this one has a little heart banner.

I made this the night before my birthday and I took the opportunity of using a birthday present that Cass gave me -  a set of dies which included this little balloon and yes, the more observant of you will notice that I have actually doodled. Again! Fi will be so proud!



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Creative Card Crew - Girly
Digi Choose Day - Numbers
Everybody Art - Cute Card
Pause Dream Enjoy - Anything Goes

Stamps 
Louie and Banner - Digi Stamp Boutique
Alphabet - Unknown

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Paper
Best Creations

Tools 
Corner Rounder
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Monday, 21 April 2014

Love to Create Challenge

t's time for a new challenge at Love to Create

This week our theme is

Monochromatic With a Ribbon Twist

Our sponsor this week Art By MiRan, who were kind enough to give the DT some images.

I've used 1920's flapper for mine.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
1920's Flapper - Art by MiRan
Sentiment - Crafty Impressions (I think)

 Embellishments 
Wink of Stella Clear pen
Gems/Pearls
Bow

 Tools 
Labels 5 Nesties
Music Embossing Folder 
Grand Calibur

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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


Sunday, 20 April 2014

Dream Valley Challenges

Hello again!

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

This fortnight our theme is

Say It With Words

Our sponsor this fortnight is Crafty Sentiments.

I've used The One stamp from Visible Image for a wedding card that I was asked to do. I love WoW cards for weddings, I think they're my favourite and it's the easiest, especially if you don't know the couple's colour scheme.




Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
The One - Visible Image

 Embellishments
Flowers 
Lace 
Pearls

 Tools 
DVine Swirls Embossing Folder
Grand Nestie Labels 1
Fancy Tag Nesties


 Thanks for dropping by today. I don't think I'll be back again today but you know, never say never.....

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


Hobbycutz Challenge

Back again, with my first DT card of the day.

It's time for a new challenge at Hobbycutz

This week our theme is

Clean and Simple

I've created a label shaped card and used the Stampin Up Very Vintage wheel along the centre and embellished with a Hobbycutz butterfly.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Very Vintage - Stampin Up
Sentiment - Paper Smooches

 Ink 
Early Espresso - Stampin Up

 Embellishments 
Butterflies - Hobbycutz

 Tools 
Grand Labels 1 Nesties
Grand Calibur

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

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


Happy Easter



Saturday, 19 April 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

Lots of Layers


Our sponsors this week are Heather Ellis and Marianne Designs.

One of my friends recently asked me for some cards and this is the first I'm sharing with you. This is for a wee boy who is Curious George daft so I found this colouring page and printed it off. A big 4 (and mat) cut on the Cricut and the card was pretty much made. 

This was also one of the first photos I took using my new portable light studio that Andy gave me for my birthday!




Challenges I'd Like to Enter
The Stamping Boutique - Birthday
Wags n Whiskers Lots of Layers
Our Creative Corner - With A Song in Your Heart 
(Upside Down by Jack Johnson, which is the Curious George theme)

Stamps
Curious George Colouring Page
Sentiment - Stampin Up

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Paper
from stash

Embellishments
Glossy Accents

 Tools 
Learning Curve Cricut Cart
Cricut
Cloud Die - Memory Box
Big Shot

 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, 17 April 2014

Happily Ever After

Morning all.

I was having a bit of a play the other day with some stamps from Funky Kits and Visible Image. I decided to go for an aged look so I've just stamped the images and done a spot of highlighting with some DI. I wanted to make the couple look like they were walking towards the castle but I think I might have gone slightly too far to the right when I stamped the castle - I had masked off the couple just in case!




Stamps 
Happily Ever After - Funky Kits
Once Upon a Time Set - Visible Image

 Colouring Medium
Antique Linen Distress Ink

 Ink 
Antique Linen, Vintage Photo DI
Crumb Cake - Stampin Up

Thanks for dropping by today.


Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Day Dreaming

Morning all.

Hope you're enjoying some sunshine wherever you are, it's been really lovely here - makes a change to have some nice weather when the children are off!

So today's card is a birthday card I asked to make for a birthday which was yesterday, I know, and I'm sharing it already! I've noticed that in my wee folder of cards still to be blogged there are cards from last April so I think I need to share them a bit quicker than that!!

I've used the Crafty Sentiments Day Dreaming image. Isn't he fab, well, you know how much I like boy stamps. 


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Feeling Crafty - Anything For A Child
Flat Friends - Include a Sentiment
Just Be Creative Crazy - Anything Goes Linky Party

The Crafting Cafe - One For the Boys
Kit and Clowder - April Challenge

Stamps 
Day Dreaming - Crafty Sentiments
A Boy's Story - Just Rite Stamps
11 Today - Ladybug Crafts Ink

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Paper 
Stampin Up

 Tools 
Star Die - Dienamics
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today.



Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Prove It Donkey.

Morning.

Well we're almost back to normal after the excitement of camp. We went swimming yesterday and then Craig was at his friends for the rest of the afternoon and Scott and his friend were out practising their football skills.  More importantly all the washing got dried as it was a lovely day here. Hopefully that will continue for the rest of the holiday!

Today's card is a birthday card I made for an order. I love Kraft and black together I think it's a great combination.

For this card I stamped the Visible Image large rose from the Immortal Love set all over the base cardstock and then used the Live Well sentiment for the main focus of the card.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
ABC Challenge - Just As You Like It
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown - Vintage/Shabby Chic

Stamps 
Immortal Love and Live Well from Visible Image
Sentiment - Unknown

Embellishments 
Button
Paper String
Lace
Flowers

 Tools 
Oval Nesties
Scalloped Oval Nesties
Concentric Tag - Go Kreate
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. We're off to the cinema today


PS today's blog post title comes from a conversation I had with my friend last night! It made me laugh.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Love to Create Challenge

Morning all.

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

This week our theme is

Vintage Romance

Our sponsors this week are Tsunami Rose and Sami Stamps.

I've used a Sami Stamps image for my card - called With You. 

I decided just to print on Kraft and highlight with Copics. I've used a wheel stamp to very lightly stamp a vintage background and then in a darker brown ink I've stamped the floral flourish round the edges. Rather than add flowers I cut some tall Chloe stems (my birthday present to me) and I've added a wee die cut bow from a die set that my lovely friend gave to me for my birthday!




Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Artistic Inspirations - Monochrome
Bunny Zoe - Monochrome
Crafty Bloggers - Die Cuts
My Craft Creations - Anything Goes

Stamps
With You - Sami Stamps
Sentiment and Floral Flourish - Vintage Vogue Set, Stampin Up
Background - Very Vintage Wheel, Stampin Up

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

 Embellishments 
Pearls

 Tools 
Floral Oval Nesties
Tall Chloe Stem - Memory Box
Bow from a set - Elizabeth Designs
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

Sunday, 13 April 2014

And They're Back!

Morning!

Yep, the boys arrived home yesterday around 5 having had a fantastic time. And thanks must go to the officers in the BB who give up a week of their time to take the boys away. 

Today's card is a wee birthday card I was asked to make for my friend's Mum - made this for the kids to give their Gran.  And look, it's James the Bear again, don't you just love him. Got some more James images I'll need to make in to cards very soon!

 I've also made a very similar Good Luck one for my friend who was finishing off a unit at college which I had been her guinea pig for - stupidly I didn't take a photo of that one but it's very similar but doesn't say birthday wishes....

Challenges I'd Like To Enter

Stamps 
James and Flower - LotV
Sentiment and Butterfly - Stampin' Up

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

And before I go.... here they are :D 


Thanks for dropping by today.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Keep Calm. Drink Wine. Or Martini

Morning all.

Well the peace will be shattered around dinner time tonight as the boys will be home 5ish. It's been very peaceful without them but I am looking forward to having them back!

So on to today's card. The head teacher of Scott's school has taken early retirement and her last day with the children was last Friday. As I'm on the Parent Council we decided that we'd have a wee collection for her and give her something at our last meeting which was on 31st March. Despite me knowing about this for ages it was the afternoon of 31st March I put this card together, it was all planned in my head but it took a while to move from my head to action!!

I decided that I'd paper piece her to save time. It didn't! I paper pieced the sofa, her blouse and her trousers, it seemed to take forever, although I'm sure it's all relative and it didn't really take that long.


Challenges I'd Like To Enter

Stamps 
Martini Nikki - Ladybug Crafts Ink
Sentiment - Pink Gem Designs

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Papers
Elegant Soiree - Stampin Up

Embellishments
Pearls


Friday, 11 April 2014

Beautiful Belle

Morning all.

It was a lovely day here yesterday. The sun was shining and the washing was out on the line! Trying to get ahead with the laundry before the boys come back with bags full of dirty clothes!

So today's card is one I made the other day when I was crafting. Karen sent me some stamps recently and I discovered the envelope when I was looking for something else and decided to use some of them - other cards will follow soon.

This is Belle and I decided to paper piece her dress. And then, not content with that I decided to paper piece her hair band, her bows and her shoes! I wanted to make a fairly simple card and I just wanted a sentiment to go in the corner but nothing looked right and then I remembered about the Craft Stamper freebie.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Crafty Hands - Anything Goes

Stamps 
Belle - Funky Kits
Sentiment - Freebie from Craft Stamper Magazine

 Colouring Medium
Copics

Paper 
Parisienne Bleu Collection - Papermania

Embellishments 
Pearls

Thanks for dropping by today.


Thursday, 10 April 2014

Moving Along With The Times Challenge

Hello again, I'm back to tell you about the new challenge at Moving Along With the Times.

This week our theme is

Easter/Spring

This is the prize you could win this week.




I decided to make an oval card for this gorgeous wee chick that I bought recently from Digistamp Boutique.




Challenges I'd Like to Enter
CCEE Stampers - Use a Bunny or an Egg
Delightful Challenges - Your Eggstra Special
Digi Stamp Boutique - Customer Competition
Papertake Weekly - Spring Has Sprung
Card Mania - Easter.
Crafting From the Heart - Easter.
Crafty Boots- Easter.

Stamps
Chick - Digi Stamp Boutique
Easter Eggs - Majestix stamps

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

 Embellishments 
Flowers
Pearls

 Tools 
Giant Oval Nesties
Grand Calibur


 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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



Charisma Cardz Challenge

Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge at Charisma Cardz.

This week our theme is

April Showers

Our sponsors this week are Bugaboo, Digi Stamp Boutique and Inky Impressions.

I was inspired to use a stamp I bought at the SECC in March. I just love James the bear and this stamp is no exception. I've coloured him in using the WG Copics and paper pieced his umbrella. Doing this card reminded my of a Physics teacher at school whose mnenonic for remembering the rainbow was Rock On You Great Baldy Veteran. So Big J, this one's for you!






Challenges I'd Like to Enter

My Mums Craft Shop - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Cute (tip - always listen to your teachers, you never know when the information will come in handy!)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes (with optional twist of Spring - that would be the rain.....)

Stamps
James and Umbrella - LotV
Sentiment - Inkadinkadoo

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock
from stash

 Embellishments 
Glamour Dust

 Tools 
Corner Rounder


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

I'll be back shortly with my MAWTT card.



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...