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. 


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...