Saturday, 31 May 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
Father's Day/Special Man

Our sponsor this week are Di's Digis and Marianne Designs.

This is (yet) another one of the samples I made for Craft World. It's using a Taylored Expressions stamp. I love this stamp and I would love to get it but there's only so many times I would be able to use it for the boys to give Andy - I did use it in several ways for the demo by using all of it or just bits of it but still ;) 

Because I was using the stamp and some chalkboard card I decided to actually make an easel, blackboard card. Although kids today, they have no clue what blackboards are....  I've made a little pointer using a cocktail stick and my chalkboard duster using a bit of Cut and Dry foam!!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

All supplies available from Craft World unless otherwise stated.

Stamps
Dad Graphic Greetings - Taylored Expressions

Cardstock
Papermania

 Ink 
Versamark

 Embellishments 
White WOW Embossing Powder
Screw Brads - Woodware
Cut and Dry Foam
Twine
Cocktail Stick (Asda)

 Tools 
Heat Tool

 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

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Sugar Bowl Challenge and Some News

This is my second post of the day, my Charisma card is further down - but now it's time for a new challenge over at the Sugar Bowl.


One lucky winner of this challenge will win a fab set of Sugar Nellie goodies such as Leanne Ellis, Simply Sassy and Gorjuss including paper and embellishments.

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Make a card or other craft project using a Sugar Nellie image and this prize could be yours….

Our theme is ANYTHING GOES (but remember the Sugar Nellie image - that's essential!)

And here's my card! Our lovely Christine described this card as very me..... is it?! What do you think?



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Rock Idol - Funky Kits
Rock Stamp Set - MFT
Jake Skates Set - Visible Image

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Wink of Stella Clear 

Paper
Best Creations
MME

 Tools 
Music Note Die  - Memory Box
Rock Die Set - MFT
Big Shot

And now for some very sad news, this is the last challenge at the Sugar Bowl for now, while Karen makes some changes! 

However, please remember to drop by The Sugar Bowl and see what the rest the Sweeties have been up to. 

Susan 
x

Charisma Cardz Challenge

Morning all.

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

This week our theme is

Father's Day

Our sponsors this time are Bunny Zoe, All Dressed Up Stamps and Ditzie Design Digis.

Now as you know this isn't a great time for me, or a great challenge, as I struggle do Father's Day cards. However, I've used one of the samples I made for Craft World.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

All products available from Craft World unless otherwise stated.

Stamps
Boys Will Be Boys Set - Taylored Expressions

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Paper
G45

  Tools 
Stitched Circle Dies - Lil Inkers (not sure where they came from)

I'll be back shortly with my Sugar Bowl card and some news! 

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



Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Mid Month Inspiration for Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Morning all.

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

A wee reminder that this month our theme is

Santa's Coming

Our sponsor this month is Iva Nova Chest.

What better way to mark that Santa is on his way but a countdown.... And yes, there are 211 sleeps from today ;) 

I used the Sizzix Santa and I've given him some fake snow as his beard and eyebrows and for his hat and coat. The blackboard I used for the countdown is exactly that, it's blackboard card! It's fabulous.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Grunge Christmas Sentiments - LotV

Paper 
Basic Grey

Cardstock
from stash

  Embellishments 
Fake Snow
Christmas Tree Charm
White Embossing Powder
Bells
Bakers Twine
Chalk

 Tools 
Labels 1 Nesties
Grand Labels 1 Nesties
Grand Calibur

 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. 


Monday, 26 May 2014

Love to Create Challenge

Hello, I'm back again to tell you about a new challenge at Love to Create

This week our theme is

Cute With Dies and Punches

Our sponsors this week are Whoopsi Daisy.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Whoopsi Daisy
Flowers from Various Visible Image sets
Sentiment - unknown

 Embellishments 
Dewdrops

 Tools 
Circle Nesties
Big Shot
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. 

 Susan 
x

Happy Birthday Dad

Today would have been my Dad's 89th birthday so it seems like an appropriate day to share another of the sample cards I made for Craft World. I almost shared this on Saturday but decided to save it until today!



,
All products available from Craft World

Stamps 
Graphic Greetings Dad - Taylored Expressions

Paper 
Doodlebug

 Tools 
Banner Die - Taylored Expressions
Happy Birthday Embossing Folder - Crafters Companion
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Sunday, 25 May 2014

May Flowers

Morning all. 

I have been building up a wee stash of Simply Betty stamps recently and have printed some out but haven't got round to colouring most of them.  Although yesterday I decided to have a wee play.  This is for a challenge on the Simply Betty blog which is just to use two colours so I've gone for browns and blues and I echoed that with my choice of paper, cardstock and embellies. This isn't my usual skin combo so I'm not that happy with it. I like the hair and the flowers though!


Challenges I'd Like To Enter
Simply Betty - Blog Contest

Stamps 
May Flowers - Simply Betty

Colouring Medium
Copics (E numbers and B numbers)

 Cardstock/Paper
Stampin Up

Embellishments 
Pearls
Flowers

 Tools 
Oval Nesties
Floral Oval Nesties
Scribble Die - Sizzix
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Saturday, 24 May 2014

Yer A Wizard 'Arry

Hello!

OK so the card actually has nothing to do with Harry Potter but the white stag makes me think of Harry's Patronus, and I think you could get a good Harry Potter card out of these dies. However, I can't as this is another one of the sample cards I did for Craft World and I no longer have the dies (apart from the grass one which I bought!)


All products available from Craft World

Stamps 
Boys Will Be Boys Set - Taylored Expressions

Tools 
Band It Die - Taylored Expressions
Grass Die - Taylored Expressions
Birch Tree Accessories Die - Taylored Expressions
Birch Tree Die - Taylored Expressions

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Friday, 23 May 2014

Tee Time?

Hello! 

The boys are off school for the holiday weekend. They were off yesterday too as it was an inservice day (which coincided with polling day). I'd like to think that someone somewhere thought "it would be a good idea to have an inservice day on the same day the schools will be used as polling stations and then the children won't be off for an extra day".... however, I think you and I both know that it's just a happy coincidence!

So to today's card. Another one of my samples for Craft World (still got loads to share). Perfect card for a golf loving bloke (or woman I guess).



All supplies from Craft World

Stamps
Boys Will Be Boys - Taylored Expressions

Colouring Medium 
Copics

Paper 
Doodlebug

Tools 
Banner Die - Taylored Expressions
Circle Nesties
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Label Nesties
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today.



Thursday, 22 May 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 Anne, is

Snow Cute

I made a bit of a mess of the challenge and actually made the card for a challenge in two weeks thinking that it was for this week so then I had kind of run out of week (and inspiration) until I remembered some snowy scrapbook pages and I kinda figured the boys would count as Snow Cute.... Getting these pages out of the scrapbooks to take photos piqued my interest in scrapbooking. I really should do some more. These were photos taken in 2009 and I don't think I've got anything more recent of the boys! 




Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Scribble Snowman 

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock/Paper
from stash

 Embellishments 
Snowflake Brads
Letters

 Tools 
Corner Rounder
Snowflake Die

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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


Tuesday, 20 May 2014

It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere......

Morning... it may be a little early for this sentiment, although.....

This is a birthday card I made for my friend last week and I had to break out one of my new Uptown Girls, this one is Madison has a Margarita. And yes, before you say it I know a Margarita isn't green and sparkly..... but that went with my colour scheme ;) 





Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps 
Madison has a Margarita - Stamping Bella 

Colouring Medium 
Copics
Wink of Stella

Paper 
From stash

 Tools 
Vintage Globe Die - Tim Holtz for Sizzix
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Monday, 19 May 2014

Love to Create Challenge

Morning all.

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

This week our theme is this sketch!


Our sponsors this week are Stamp Art By Kathyrne and Yours and Mine.

I've used a Stamp Art by Kathryne Image for my card, it's called Polar Cub Melt My Heart.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Polar Cub Melt My Heart - Stamp Art by Kathryne
Sentiment - Just Rite

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

 Embellishments 
Glamour Dust

 Tools 
Snowflake Embossing Folder
3/4inch Circle Punch
Oval 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. 



 Susan 

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Dream Valley Challenges

Afternoon all.

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

This fortnight our theme is

Things With Wings

Our sponsor this fortnight is Kenny K.

I could have gone for a fairy image as I've seen a few cards lately using stamps I have that I haven't used for a while but I decided to go for an aeroplane and as it turns out I haven't used this stamp for a while either!




Challenges I'd Like to Enter


Stamps
Plane and Simple Set - Stampin' Up

Paper
MME

 Embellishments 
Tim Holtz Ticket

 Tools 
Cloud Embossing Folder - Stampin Up
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today, and reading what was my 1000th post! Can you believe it?! Thank you for being here!

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

 Susan 
x

Saturday, 17 May 2014

It's a Biggie at Sweet Stampin'

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

This week our theme is

Milestone Birthdays

This is in honour of our lovely Fi who is celebrating a big birthday tomorrow.

Our sponsors this week are Crafts U Love.

Now I am really hoping that is this is the card I have made and sent to Fi for her birthday that she does actually have it.... 

I've used this fabulous Mo Manning image called Big Girl Pants which I bought especially for the occasion.





Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Digi Galore - Kraft
Creative Knockouts - Lots of Layers
ABC Challenge - L for Lots of Layers
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Birthdays

Stamps
Big Girl Pants - Mo Manning
Kids Quote Sentiment - Inkadinkadoo
Sentiment - Paper Smooches

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Paper
MME

 Embellishments 
Pearls coloured with Copics

 Tools 
Square Dies - Quickutz
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

Friday, 16 May 2014

The Dambusters

A Lancaster bomber

At 6pm on 16th May 1943, the final briefing began for the men of 617 squadron. Their mission under the command of Wing Commander Guy Gibson was to launch an attack on the Mohne, Eder and Sorpe dams in the Ruhr Valley in Germany. They began taking off from 
 RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire to carry out Operation codenamed Chastise. The attack would make history and lead to the Squadron being known as the Dambusters.

Of the 19 Lancasters that left Scampton, only 9 returned - but the success of the mission was a turning point in the war. 

As a child I well remember the 16th and 17th May in our house as being a time when my Dad became very thoughtful as he wondered what might have been - he had wanted to join the RAF when the war began but was only 14 and apparently my grandfather wouldn't sign papers which would have allowed him to join up.

I have no idea how many times I have seen the Dambusters film but I would wager it's at least 617 times....




An Owl. A Stag and A Bat. Oh. And More Trees.

Hello. 

I hope that wherever you are, it's as lovely as it is here. I can't believe it. It's a beautiful day here. 

So maybe, just maybe, I should have been showing you a summery card... I'll put it on my to do list ;) but instead I'm showing you a night time card... It's another one of my samples from the demo weekend at Craft World. I warned you there were a lot! This is one that I made while I was demonstrating as I thought the dark blue and the kraft went well together!


All items available from Craft World.

Stamps 
Bat from Edward is Immortal Set - Visible Image

 Tools 
Birch Tree Border - Taylored Expressions
Birch Tree Accessories - Taylored Expressions
Circle Punch

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Tree Cards... (Well, Actually, There's Only Two)

Hello! 

So today I'm sharing another couple of sample cards I made for Craft World's weekend using Taylored Expressions dies and stamps.

This time I've used the Shade Tree Thanks die and the Shade Tree Sentiments set for the first card.

A simple sympathy card for this one - you don't really want fancy for a sympathy card and for this one I just chopped the little bird house off the tree.


Now there was a lady on Saturday who said to her friend "isn't that a lovely card" and her pal said "eh... no"...... I glared at her.  How rude! I'm not saying that everyone has to like the card but I just think it's rude to diss someone's card when they're sitting in front of you.

What do you think? Is it that hideous? I was quite pleased with it, if I'm honest.

Another simple card. I just used a nestie to cut a circle aperture and then I matted that on blue card and added the Shade tree die.


All items available from Craft World.

Stamps 
Shade Tree Sentiments - Taylored Expressions

Tools 
Shade Tree Thanks Die - Taylored Expressions
Circle Nesties

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Monday, 12 May 2014

These Boots Were Made for Walking

Hello.

Oh look at me, in again at the coo's tail. It's been a busy old weekend. 

This weekend saw Craft World's 10th birthday celebrations and I was delighted to be asked to be one of the team of demonstrators for their Spring Papercraft Event. I met old friends and made some new ones and all in all it was a fabulous couple of days.

I was demonstrating the range of Taylored Expressions dies and stamps that Craft World have recently got in and would you believe I got the task of creating some samples aimed at the males in our lives.... 

Over the next couple of weeks I'll share the samples with you but this is the first of them using a couple of stamps from the Boys Will Be Boys set. 


All items can be purchased from Craft World.

Stamps 
Boys Will Be Boys - Taylored Expressions

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Paper 
MME
Kaisercraft

Embellishments 
Wooden Compass

 Tools 
Pierced Circle Dies - Dienamics

Before I go, Sweet Stampin' are having a DT call. Pop over to Sweet Stampin' and take a look for more details!

 Thanks for dropping by today.

Thursday, 8 May 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

I'm Dreaming of A White Christmas

You're singing now aren't you? I know I am!

Here's my card, and do you know I think this might actually make it to be one of my Christmas cards this year. Maybe.

I've used some Taylored Expressions dies - Birch Tree Border and Birch Tree Accessories to create the card and it looked like it needed some snow so I chucked a bit of fake snow at it too!



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Card ManiaEmboss It
Dies R Us- Anything Goes + Dies
Flat FriendsDies &/or Punches
Papertake Weekly- Anything Goes/Optional- No patterned paper
Sweet StampsAnything Goes/ Embossing
Through The Craft Room Door- Always Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration- Two or More Die Cuts! 

Stamps
Christmas Sentiments - Paula Pascual

 Embellishments 
Fake Snow

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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



Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Bank Holiday Blues

Morning.

Hope you had a good weekend. As it was a Bank Holiday here yesterday we went over to Jurassic Parr a dinosaur themed adventure golf, where two years ago I managed to fall over some rocks and split my head open.... but you'll be pleased to know that we all made it through without incident yesterday!

I love the first May Bank Holiday weekend as it sees the final of the World Snooker Championships. I love snooker and was absolutely delighted last night with Mark Selby and his dramatic comeback to win the world title 17-14 against the defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan. Gripping stuff :D

So, to today's card - my friend was invited to a First Communion and I volunteered to make a card for her (which actually ended up being two cards as there was another wee girl she knew at the same Communion). The other card is very similar to this one so I'm only showing the one. 

I tried to be smart and photograph it in my light box but it just didn't go so well! Pesky WoW.


Stamps 
I Love Jesus - Digital Paper Crafts

 Colouring Medium
Copics

 Embellishments 
Pearls
Swirls
Bible

 Tools
Floral Oval Nesties
Cross - Tattered Lace
Embossing Folder - Crafters Companion

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Monday, 5 May 2014

Love to Create Challenge

Morning all.

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

This week our theme is 

Say it With Flowers

Our sponsor this week is Sassy Studio Designs.

I've used Latte Momma for my card which I cropped down, I've used some Barenaked lyrics as the sentiment and the flowers are punched from brown wrapping paper - saw a packet of kraft flowers in Poundland through the week but decided not to buy them and then I found a roll of brown wrapping paper in the cupboard I thought it would be good to use instead! And cheaper ;) 


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Latte Momma - Sassy Studio Designs

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Paper
Stampin' Up

 Embellishments 
Pearls

 Tools 
Circle Nesties
Big Shot
Flower Punch

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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


Sunday, 4 May 2014

Dream Valley Challenges

Here I am again, this time to tell you about the new challenge at Dream Valley Challenges.

This fortnight our theme is

Anything Goes
Our sponsor this fortnight is Robyn's Fetish.

And here's my card for today - it's a card I was asked to make for my friend's nephew who likes skateboarding. It's been a while since I've used this image so it was a perfect opportunity to break it out again!




Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Skateboard - Saturated Canary
Jake Skates Set - Visible Image

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Paper
From stash

 Tools 
Wonky Rectangle Nesties
Stars Embossing Folder - Docrafts (I think)
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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

 Susan 
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 Doodli...