Monday, 31 March 2014

Love to Create Challenge

Morning all.

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

This week our theme is



Our sponsors this week are Fred She Said.

I've used a pre-coloured digi image for this card - Nolan and The Bullfrog. You will also notice that I've concentrated on the bottom half of the colour palette and ignored the top half. Well you wouldn't expect anything else really would you?!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Nolan and Bullfrog (precoloured) - Fred She Said
Sentiments - Just Rite

 Embellishments 
Frog Brad - Doodlebug

  Thanks for dropping by today. 

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


Saturday, 29 March 2014

A Huge Leap for Mankind

Well. Ish.

Yesterday two people were leaving Andy's work (where I used to work too)and they were having a wee do in the office. The boys were at badminton club last night from 5.30 until 7 so I took the opportunity of nipping to the office to bid them farewell. Which was a huge step. I haven't been over the door of the office and haven't looked back at it since I left nearly 2 years ago. Got to be honest I was a bit worried about going back but I needn't have. It was nice to see friends again, even if my time was limited!

So they've moved on from the CS too and I'm sure I'll see both of them again soon.

These were the cards I made for them.


Stamps 
Dandelion Wishes - Inkylicious

 Cardstock/Paper
From stash

 Ink 
Memento Cocoa Brown

Embellishments 
Pearls
Lace
Seam Binding Ribbon

Tools
Circle Nesties
Alium Embossing Folder
Big Shot

With this card I've used LotV James and the flower but I have given him a champagne bottle instead using a Stampendous stamp and I cut his paw a wee bit (it wasn't painful) so that he could hold it. 


Stamps 
James and Flower - LotV
Champagne Bottle - Stampendous
Sentiment - Paper Smooches

Colouring Medium 
Copic

Cardstock/Paper 
From stash

Embellishments
Pearls

And one of the folk was leaving got a poem written for her by a friend from the Dundee office. I got one too but on this occasion he actually recorded himself which he sent to Andy and I burned a cd and made a box for the cd using the envelope punch board. The sticker is from a sheet from Designs on Pine. 



 Thanks for dropping by today.


Friday, 28 March 2014

Sometimes You Need a Little Push

Afternoon all.

Something a little different today - I recently (reluctantly) took part in an ATC swap over at That Craft Place. I say reluctantly cos I wasn't going to sign up to take part but my friend put my name forward as she was organising it. I was a bit worried though as I thought there's no way I'd be able to do one. And look, I actually did two! (the second one, truth be told was as a swap for one that Lorraine had already sent me!) 

You'll note they're both completely different and although I like that I'd actually quite like to try a series of similar ones. Maybe. So actually I think I'm quite glad that I was volunteered for this challenge as I would have shied away from it otherwise.



 Stamps 
Tim Holtz Set
Film Strip stamp - can't remember!

 Distress Inks
 Stormy Sky 
Faded Jeans
Chipped Sapphire
Brushed Corduroy 
Versafine Black

Embellishments 
Tiny Bottle Cap



Stamps 
James The Bear with Flower - LotV
Ticket - Hero Arts

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Cardstock/Paper
From stash

Embellishments 
Pearls

 Tools 
Circle Nesties
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. Enjoy your Friday.


Thursday, 27 March 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 set by the lovely Red and she's challenged us to use this, one of her very first cards, as a sketch for today's challenge. There's a second part for the DT too but I'll come on to that.



And here's my card. Isn't this girl just the cutest? I got the paper in a swap from one of my Love to Create teamies and I've been looking for an excuse to use it for ages. This seemed like a good reason to use it.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Mo Manning
Sentiment - LoTV

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

 Embellishments 
Ribbon

 Tools 
Stitched Circle Dies
Big Shot

Now the second part of the challenge for the DT was to post one of the first things they blogged. And for me, as I discovered when writing this post, it wasn't a card. It was a scrapbook page. And when I saw this I smiled #100happydays! I hope you will too.



 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 

Easter/Spring

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

I've used a very old SN image this time - Maggie with Spring Flowers and she's on special offer right now so what are you waiting for! I've paper pieced her little pinafore and I had paper pieced her shirt but it looked too wintry! And I know she's wearing black shoes which aren't very spring like but I imagined she had been dressed up on Easter Sunday to go and see her Granny!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Maggie with Spring Flowers - Funky Kits
Sentiment - Penny Black

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

 Embellishments 
Daffodils

 Tools 
Nesties
Tiny Butterfly Punch

 Thanks for dropping by today.

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

x

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Morning all.

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

A wee reminder that this month our theme is

Brrrr. It's Cold Outside

Our sponsor this month is Yours and Mine Papercrafts.

My idea for this month's card started off being a completely different image but when I was doing some DT commenting I came across this wonderful digi company called LeeHIllustrations and found this gorgeous image!




Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Polar Bear and Penguin - LeeHIllustrations
Sentiment - Paper Sooches
Snowflakes from a set - Woodware

Cardstock/Paper
from stash

  Embellishments 
Glamour Dust
Snowball Gems

 Tools 
Icicle Die- 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. 

You do realise it's less than 9 months today and it's the big day.......



x

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Special Delivery

Evening all from a cold, wet and windy Glasgow. Spring?! Pah. 

I was asked recently for a baby girl card so it gave me an excuse to break out this cute stamp I bought recently from Lili of the Valley.

I decided that the image called for a wee delivery note as an embellishment so it meant I was able to personalise the card.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps 
Special Delivery - LotV
Sentiments - LotV

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock/Paper 
From stash

Embellishments 
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards

 Tools 
Notebook Edge Punch - EK Success


 Thanks for dropping by today.



Monday, 24 March 2014

Love to Create Challenge

Morning all.

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

This week our theme is

Bingo


So three in a row, diagonally, horizontally, vertically. As long as they're in a row. Now you know which one I picked don't you?!

Our sponsor this week is Stamp Art by Kathyrne.

And here's my card. And, oh, look I didn't go for a line which featured the top left hand corner. Surprised....

I've gone for ribbon, blue, flowers (which are on the embossing folder..... cheat, me?!)



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Little Bear Hug - Stamp Art by Kathyrne
Sentiment - Penny Black

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

 Embellishments 
Ribbon
Twine

 Tools
Floral Frenzy Embossing Folder - Crafters Companion
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. 

 Susan 
x

Saturday, 22 March 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

Doodles
*shudders* I HATE doodling!! Hate it.

Our sponsor this week is Hobby House. Full details on the blog.

It was one of my friend's birthday last week and this is the card I made for her using an Uptown Girls image - Lucille Sends Her Love. And the doodling, just in case you're looking for it.... it's the faux stitching round the image. Go on, I'm sure you can do better than that.  


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Lucille Sends Her Love - Uptown Girls

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock
from stash

Paper
Parisienne Bleu Collection - Papermania

  Embellishments 
Glitter Number Stickers
Pearls
Crochet Trim and Doiley - Papermania


 Tools 
Labels 1 Nesties
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 ;)

 Susan 
x

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Bath-Time

Morning all.

Today I'm sharing a card I was asked to make for a friend's friend's 40th birthday. I was given a brief and one of the things was that she liked baths so I decided to use Bubble Bath Sassy. If only so I could get lots of Stickles on to make them look like bubbles.  I also got to use my favourite Stampin' Up paper.... still got that unopened pack you know ;) 


Stamps 
Bubble Bath Sassy - Sassy Studio
Sentiment - Penny Black

 Colouring Medium
Copics

 Cardstock
From stash

Paper 
Elegant Soiree - Stampin Up (retired)

 Embellishments 
Pearls
Stickles
Ribbon

Thanks for dropping by today. I think I might go for a nice bath now ;) 




Monday, 17 March 2014

Love to Create Challenge

Morning all.

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

This week our theme is

Clean and Simple and/or Classy and Elegant

Our sponsors this week are Milk Coffee and Di's Digi Downloads.

I've used a Milk Coffee image for my card which I've cropped down.

I've given her yellow coloured medicine as it reminded me of the Penicillin that the kids get that has to be kept in the fridge! 

I'm enjoying making circle cards just now. Just a change from my normal 6x6 square card and I love one layer cards even though they make me nervous that when I stamp the sentiment on after I've coloured the image.... just in case it goes wrong. Maybe I should do it the other way round.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Charlotte is A Nurse - Milk Coffee

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

 Tools 
Circle 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

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Hobbycutz Challenge

Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge at Hobbycutz

This week our theme is

A Shaped Card

so none of your square cards this week!

We're sponsored this week by Sassy Studio.

Now this isn't what I had in mind when I started off making this card. I went to look for something else and discovered this Sizzix snowflake die that I bought in the recent sale and decided I'd go for a snowflake shaped card.... yeah, I know. Make life easy eh?! 

Once I had cut the snowflake I cut a circle to stick it to but I embossed it first. I then printed the sentiment and in a HUGE departure for me I actually changed the look of one of Kobie's fabby embellishments. I love the look of them, I like the wood so I tend not to touch them when I'm using them but sticking a wooden butterfly on my WOW card would have looked a bit silly. I painted it white and when it was dry I added some Cosmic Shimmer Glacier Ice.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Totally Papercrafts - Shaped Cards
Aloha Fridays - Things With Wings
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas - Let's Emboss It

 Embellishments 
Butterflies - Hobbycutz
Pearls
Cosmic Shimmer Ice Crystals
Glossy Accents

 Tools 
Snowflake Embossing Folder
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today.

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

 Susan 
x

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Keep Calm. Drink Beer......

Morning. 

Hope everyone well. Thank you all for your lovely comments on my little chocolate box. And to those of you who remarked on the absence of said chocolate..... yes, you might* be right. 

*are definitely

So on to a very simple card for today, I'm in a simple kind of mood this morning. We were at our friend's 40th birthday party last night. It was a late night and although I wasn't drinking as I was driving I'm still feeling a little tired! (and someone was playing football at 9am this morning so we were all up early!!)

It was the lovely Sandra's husband's birthday through the week and I couldn't think of an appropriate image to use for him.... then I remembered ages ago seeing these images on Pink Gem Designs so I decided to go for that. It's a sentiment that I know Pete will endorse wholeheartedly. (and that'll be Andy's birthday card sorted too!)


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps 
Keep Calm and Drink Beer - Pink Gem Designs

  Cardstock/Paper
from stash

Embellishments 
Screw Brads
Beer Bottle Eyelet

 Tools 
Eyelet Setter

 Thanks for dropping by today.

x

Thursday, 13 March 2014

MAWTT Challenge

Hello again.

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

This week our theme is

Make A Box and Decorate It

I've gone for a box you can put a chocolate bar in, it's made using the We R Memory Keepers Envelope punch board and I've decorated it simply with a wee tag and some ribbon and pearls. If I'd been really clever I would have had a bar of chocolate to put in the box but.... 



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Stampin' Up

Paper
From stash

 Embellishments 
Ribbon 
Pearls

 Tools 
Envelope Punch Board - We R Memory Keepers
Label Nesties
Big Shot

 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

Birthday Girls

Our sponsors this week are Digi Stamp Boutique and Bugaboo with some fab prizes on offer. More details on the challenge blog!

Now I just know that you'll be expecting a pink fluffy card laden with butterflies from me...... nope..... I was asked to make a card for my friend from her kids (I shared the one from her husband for my last Charisma DT card) so this is her birthday card therefore meeting the theme birthday girl ;) 



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Roboto with Heart - Tiddly Inks
Metal Plate - Kaisercraft

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock
from stash

Paper
Bo Bunny

 Embellishments 
Gears - Hobbycutz
Glossy Accents

 Tools 
Embossing Folder
Big Shot

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.



Monday, 10 March 2014

Love to Create Challenge

Morning all.

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

This week our theme is

Anything Goes


Our sponsors this week are Beccy's Place, A Day for Daisies and Yours or Mine Paper Crafts

I've used an image from ADFD for my card. He's called Snowman Scott. Can you guess why I picked him?!




Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Snowman Scott - ADFD
Sentiment - Hero Arts

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

 Embellishments 
Ice Diamond Glitter - Pinflair

 Tools 
Circle Dies - Go Kreate
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. 

 Susan 
x

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Dream Valley Challenge

Afternoon all.

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

This fortnight our theme is

Big Birthdays

This is in honour of our lovely boss lady Mel's 30th birthday yesterday. I hope she doesn't mind me telling you..... if she does this could be my last challenge for Dream Valley ;)

Our sponsor this fortnight is Robyn's Fetish.

I've made two cards, one with a sponsor's image and the other not. 


Stamps
Teen Idol - Kenny K
Number and Sentiment - Ladybug Crafts Ink
Max Rocks Set - Visible Image
Jake Skates Set - Visible Image

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

 Tools 
Happy Birthday Embossing Folder - Crafter's Companion
Grand Calibur



Stamps
Owl - Robyn's Fetish

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

 Tools 
Punch Around the Page - Martha Stewart

 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, 8 March 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

Inspired by a Film, Book or Song

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

I have gone for a Christmas card and I haven't just been inspired by one of the above. Oh no.....

Film - The Snowman
Book - The Snowman - Raymond Briggs
Songs! - We're Walking in The Air
Let it Snow, Let It Snow, Let it Snow

I bought The Snowman set of stamps in the £1 shop at the craft show at the SECC on Thursday. Got to be honest, it was pretty crap. Loads of space and some of the stalls that were there were just filler stalls like Flower Arranging, Sugarcraft Guild and Gardening Cutting equipment..... 

Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Crafty Little Fairies - Inspired by A Film or Book
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes

Stamps
The Snowman - Crafters Companion
Sentiment - Unknown

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock
from stash

 Embellishments 
Glamour Dust

 Tools 
Oval Nesties
A4 Snowflake Embossing Folder - Crafters Companion

 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

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Can You Spot a Creeper.......

Morning...

Chances are if you haven't discovered Minecraft then you will have no idea what the post title means... however, in our house, if we're not playing Minecraft, we're talking about it and if we're not playing it or talking about it we're watching some bloke playing it on You Tube. 

Scott had a birthday party at the weekend and his pal is as daft on Minecraft as he is. So a few weeks ago I had an idea to turn the LotV Computer Boy in to a boy playing Minecraft instead of a driving game! I measured the size of the screen and printed a wee photo of Steve to size. Then I decided that I could do with a creeper peeking out from somewhere and then I found a Minecraft font so it all came together quite nicely. 

And the best thing, the card got the thumbs up from my boys and from the birthday boy!

Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps 
Computer Boy - LotV

 Colouring Medium
Copics

 Cardstock
from stash

Paper 
Bo Bunny

Embellishments 
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards

Thanks for dropping by today. Have a good Tuesday.




Monday, 3 March 2014

Love to Create Challenge


Hello again.

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

This week our theme is

1 Ribbon, 2 Papers and 3 Gems.

Our sponsors this week are Sassy Studio and QKR Stampede.

Unfortunately due to a combination of things I have no card to share with you but if you check the Love to Create blog the rest of the girls will have some inspiration for you.

Susan 
x

Visible Image DT Cards


Morning all. 

I'm here to show you my cards today for Visible Image.

I'm continuing to show you some of the cards I've made using the new More Than Words range. This time I've used the With Sympathy set. Always difficult cards to make but with this beautiful verse written by Helen it makes the job slightly easier.

With this first card I've used shades of blue ink which I stamped off first before committing ink to card as I wanted a slightly more muted look. 


Stamps 
With Sympathy -Visible Image

Cardstock
From stash

Ink 
Stampin' Up



 And with this card I've stamped the flowers using Versamark ink and used the With Sympathy stamped in blue. A simple bit of ribbon and some pearls to finish.


Stamps 
With Sympathy - Visible Image

Cardstock
From stash

Ink 
Versamark
Stampin' Up

Embellishments 
Ribbon
Pearls



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.  Our new challenge started on Saturday and it's Use Your Favourite Visible Image stamps.
Visible Image Blog Badge, Blinkie

I'll be back shortly to tell you about the new Love to Create challenge.


These Boots Were Made For Walking

Morning Another wee batch of cards this morning. The first is one I made for the Operations Director at work. He wears boots like this...