Saturday, 28 December 2019

Big Failure!

Hello.  

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying some much needed rest.

You know how normally I like to clear out all my folders of cards to share so I can start the new year with a clean sheet....well, this really hasn't happened this year.  I've just counted them and there are over 100 cards still to share in the next 3 days..... not happening eh?!

Never mind, I'll start today with quite possibly my favourite Christmas card - it's the one I made for Cass. She is a big fan of the Tomte so there was really no other theme for a card....


Sledging Komte Gnomes - Di's Digis
Sentiment - LotV
Copics
Trees and Hills - Creative Expressions
Circles - Memory Box

  Thanks for dropping by today.

Saturday, 21 December 2019

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Morning.

It's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin'.

This week our theme is 

New Year/New Start/Hogmanay

This is a another 2 week challenge to give us all a wee break!




Swirly Greetings and Champagne - LotV
Copics/Promarkers
Wink of Stella
Numbers - Memory Box
Squares - Spellbinders


Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by Sweet Stampin' and see what the rest of the Sweeties have been up to! Perhaps you could have a go yourself, don't forget to stamp now ;)

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

FabNFunky Challenge

Hello again.

It's time for another challenge at Fab N Funky.

This time our theme, chosen by the lovely Pat is

Winter Clothing

What better winter clothing than a Christmas jumper....


Lulu's Ugly Sweaters Carolers and Rudolf - Vera Lane Studio
Copics
Squares - Creative Expressions

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Drop by the Fab n Funky blog to see what the rest of Team Funky have been up to.



Christmas At Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Morning all.

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

As always it's Anything Christmas Goes with the optional theme of critters.

This is the very last time I'll write these words as I've decided that after 7 years that it's time to step down from Christmas at Sweet Stampin.  I've been there since the beginning with Abi and Fi so it was a big decision and I'll miss it.

I've used a few Vera Lane images for my card.


Holiday Monsters and Holiday Doodles - Vera Lane Studio
Copics
Distress Oxides
Star Circle

 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

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Baby Boom


Hello.

These cards were all made last week for someone at work (obviously not all for the same baby - although 2 are.  Hoping for no more baby cards before the end of the year!


James Big Sign - LotV
Copics
Squares - Creative Expressions
Card Candy


 Baby Boy - LotV
Copics
Precious Stars - Memory Box
Circles - Lil Inkers
Button


Elephant - LotV
Copics
Circles - Lil Inkers
Stars - Memory Box
It's A Boy - Creative Expressions
Stars Embossing Folder - Crafters Companion



 Baby - LotV
Copics
Stars 
Circles - Lil Inkers
Ruffled Squares - Tattered Lace


 Thanks for dropping by today.

Monday, 9 December 2019

What's For Lunch

Hello.

Sharing a work birthday card today.  Some of the folk at work had a wee salad club going in the summer where they would each take a turn in making a salad so this was just a wee bit of fun!



 Chef Owen - Paper Nest Dolls
Copics
Kitchen Utensils - Docrafts

 Thanks for dropping by today.

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Have You Put Your Sprouts On For Christmas Day?

Hello.

According to Victoria Wood's Reincarnation song she put her sprouts on in November, so I'm a little late to share this....





Sprouts - Hobby Art Stamps
Hat - Stampers Anonymous
Copics
Circles - The Works
Snowball gem


 Thanks for dropping by today.

Saturday, 7 December 2019

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Morning.

It's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin'.

This week our theme is 

Christmas 

This is a 2 week challenge as we're all gearing up for the big day.  Well some of us are, I haven't even started shopping yet.  I tried a wee expirement with this card.  I used the baubles from the Vera Lane Studio Season's Greetings set and tried to make them look like they were coming from the Merry Christmas.  I'm really quite pleased with it.



Season's Greetings - Vera Lane Studio
Holiday Doodles (Merry Christmas) - Vera Lane Studio
Bottom Sentiment - Visible Image
Copics
Wink of Stella


Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by Sweet Stampin' and see what the rest of the Sweeties have been up to! Perhaps you could have a go yourself, don't forget to stamp now ;)

Friday, 6 December 2019

And Relax

Hello.

You might remember last week's card I did for a 50th birthday.  This is the card that I made for us to give us him.....



Bloke on Sofa - Digi Stamp Boutique
Copics

 Thanks for dropping by today.

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Drama Llama

Hello.

Today's card was made earlier this year for a friend's daughter.  Last year it was unicorns... this year it's llamas!




Llama - Oddball Art
Copics
Banners - Memory Box
Balloons - Docrafts

 Thanks for dropping by today.

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Camoflaged

Hello.

Today's card was one I did a couple of months ago for a friend's daughter.  This Krista Smith image was perfect!



Courtney - Krista Smith
Copics
Rectangles - Creative Expressions
Stitched Circles - Lil Inkers

 Thanks for dropping by today.

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

One Chapter or Two?


Hello.

Today's card is a work card I made recently for a fellow book lover.  In fact, one of my friends asked me why I'd made a card for myself.... 

All of these statements I've used to embellish the card are true facts!



Book Lover - Vera Lane Studio
Copics
Fancy Squares - Spellbinders 

 Thanks for dropping by today.

Monday, 2 December 2019

Love Em or Hate Em?

Hello.

Last month I was lucky enough to win the challenge on the Copic Facebook group and as part of the prize I was invited to create a couple of cards for the new challenge which started yesterday.

I've used some stamps I bought at the SEC in October for the first one.  Love this HobbyArt set.  And yes, I also like sprouts!


Sprouts - HobbyArt
Copics
Wink of Stella
Gems


Decided to go with a hippo for the next card.  Hippo Christmas..... no?!



Hippo - LotV
Circles - Spellbinders
Snowflakes - Tim Holtz Sizzix


Thanks for dropping by today.



Sunday, 1 December 2019

Born to Be Wild

Hello.

Can you believe it's the 1st December?  I certainly can't. I know I say this every year, but I really have to get organised!

Today's card is a card I made for my friend to give her husband.....I think this might be one of my most favourite cards I've done recently!




Biker Gnome - KLM Designs
Copics
Numbers - Tim Holtz
Wonky Stitched Rectangles - Memory Box
Circles - Spellbinders
Hills - Creative Expressions

  Thanks for dropping by today.

Saturday, 30 November 2019

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Morning.

It's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin'.

This week our theme (in honour of St Andrew's Day) is 

Blue and White

Now these next two weeks are very special at Sweet Stampin' as we're 10! Pop over to the blog to find out more - as we're celebrating we've opened the theme up to include any celebratory card.

I did one card, and then decided to do another!



Starla - Whimsy Stamps
Copics
Star Circles - Spellbinders




Reindeer - will update when I have checked the packet!
Sentiment - Hero Arts
White Embossing Powder


Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by Sweet Stampin' and see what the rest of the Sweeties have been up to! Perhaps you could have a go yourself, don't forget to stamp now ;)

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Hello Baby

Hello.

I think I did a girl version of this earlier - I can't remember which one was first but here's the boy one.




Jaffa the Giraffe - Pink Gem Designs
Copics
Card Candy
Letters - Quickutz
Stitched Rectangles - Memory Box

 Thanks for dropping by today.

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

FabNFunky Challenge

Hello.

It's time for another challenge at Fab N Funky.

This time our theme is

Christmas

It's getting ever closer isn't it?! I must start thinking about it soon.  Or I could just take a leaf out of this little gnome's book?!



Gnome - Stamping Bella
Sentiment - Visible Image
Copics

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Drop by the Fab n Funky blog to see what the rest of Team Funky have been up to.



Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Scruffy Elephants

Hello.

Another baby card today, made earlier this year, but I've obscured the details as I'd put everything there! 

Wee Scruffy Edward :) 



Scruffy Edward - LotV
Copics
Card Candy
 Stitched and Scalloped Squares - Creative Expressions
Glossy Accents
Circles


 Thanks for dropping by today.

Monday, 25 November 2019

From a Land Down Under

Hello.

Two baby cards today -  both destined for Australia. I was asked to make a baby boy card but as I'd made a baby girl card when his big sister was born a couple of years ago, I felt I needed to make her a card too!



Patchwork Balloon Bear - LotV
Copics
Balloon - Docrafts
Stitched Circles
Fancy Squares - Spellbinders
Edged Squares - Tattered Lace
It's A Boy - Creative Expressions



Big Sister - Stamping  Bella
Copics
Stars Embossing Folder - Creative Expressions
Precious Stars - Memory Box
Stitched Rectangles - Memory Box


 Thanks for dropping by today.

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Oh Pooh!

Hello.

I'm going to share some of the baby cards I've made this year.  Thankfully none of them are that colour.....

Love this wee Sassy Cheryl bear, and he reminded me so much of Pooh.



Bear - Sassy Cheryl
Copics
Cloud Embossing Folder - Stampin Up
Clouds - Memory Box
Stitched Squares - Creative Expressions
Edge - Creative Expressions

 Thanks for dropping by today.

Saturday, 23 November 2019

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Morning.

It's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin'.

This week our theme is 

Pop of Red

Now these next two weeks are very special at Sweet Stampin' as we're 10! Pop over to the blog to find out more.

Pop of red you say?  Just the tiniest pop.....



House - Tiddly Inks
Sentiment - LotV
Copics
Stitched Curved Rectangles

Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by Sweet Stampin' and see what the rest of the Sweeties have been up to! Perhaps you could have a go yourself, don't forget to stamp now ;)

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Doesn't Time Fly - The Last in The Trilogy

Hello.

The last one that's properly old.  Well, some of the others might be as old, but you won't be able to tell really as they're not for specific times of year, like this....



Chickie - Whimsy Stamps
Happy - Creative Expressions
Copics
Crystal Drops


 Thanks for dropping by today.

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Doesn't Time Fly - The Sequel

Hello.

Today's card isn't quite as old as yesterday's.... but still.



Blanche - Saturated Canary
Copics
Wonkly Stitched Rectangles - Memory Box

 Thanks for dropping by today.

Monday, 18 November 2019

Doesn't Time Fly

Hello.

My tardiness has reached new levels - the next 3 cards I'm going to share are months old! Especially this first one. I think it might be 18 months old.

Better late than never?!





Graduate Mae - Some Odd Girl
Congratulations - Visible Image
Copics
Stitched Curved Rectangles 


 Thanks for dropping by today.

Sunday, 17 November 2019

Exercise?!

Hello.

I'm sharing a work card today - made for a guy who is on a diet every Monday morning.  But by Monday lunchtime it's all gone wrong!



Burger and Fries - Digi Stamp Boutique
Sentiment - LotV
Copics


 Thanks for dropping by today.

Saturday, 16 November 2019

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Morning.

It's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin'.

This week our theme is 

Bright and Beautiful

I've got two cards this week as they're both bright - not sure beautiful is the word but I couldn't choose between them so you're getting them both.

The first is a thank you card that I was asked to make for a girl at work's wee boy to give to his nursery teachers as he left to start school!



Artistic Josh - Pink Gem Designs
Rainbow colouring page
Copics
Thanks - Avery Elle
Heart Punch - Stampin Up
Scalloped Stitched Squares - Creative Expressions

This second one is the birthday card I made for the much missed boss of Sweet Stampin' Abi. I spent ages trying to get the flowers the way I wanted them and I'm still not sure they're right! I'd be rubbish at flower arranging.




Blooms - Vera Lane Studio
Sentiment - LotV
Copics
Fancy Squares - Spellbinders
Wonky Stitched Rectangles - Memory Box

Thanks for dropping by today. 


Remember to drop by Sweet Stampin' and see what the rest of the Sweeties have been up to! Perhaps you could have a go yourself, don't forget to stamp now ;)

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Heffalumps


Hello.

A wee baby boy card to share today.  Love this wee elephant.  Actually I just love wee elephant stamps generally!





Elephant and Sentiment - LotV
Copics
Stitched Hearts 
Nested Squares - Creative Expressions
Precious Hearts - Memory Box

 Thanks for dropping by today.

Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Hello again.

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

As always it's Anything Christmas Goes (this time with the optional theme of trees)

I've used the fabulous Tree Lot from VeraLaneStudio which I've paper pieced to make a fairly simple card. I love it though.

Tree Lot - Vera Lane Studio
Copics

 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

FabNFunky Challenge

Hello.

It's time for another challenge at Fab N Funky.

This time our theme (chosen by me) is

Add Some Sparkle

I had thought I might make a Christmas card, but found this when I was looking for something else! Plenty of sparkle here.


Cake - Power Poppy
Copics
Stitched Rectangles - Memory Box
Numbers - Quickutz


 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Drop by the Fab n Funky blog to see what the rest of Team Funky have been up to.



Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Bowled Over


Hello.

OK, it's official, I am so far behind.  This is Craig's birthday card..... from February.  He's now nearer 18 than he is 17!!!




Bowls - Just Inklined
Trophy - Woodware
Copics
Happy, Numbers, Birthday - Creative Expressions

 Thanks for dropping by today.

Monday, 11 November 2019

Your Fabulous is Showing

Hello.

Ever realised how many cards you make in a year?! Yeah, just starting to realise it's quite a lot now that I'm trying to share them all.  I think if we don't have new year until March I'll probably get through them (and that's with some that you won't ever see blogged!)

This is a card I was asked to make for someone's sister.  Love this Krista Smith image.




70's Chic - Krista Smith 
Sentiments - LotV
Copics
Flowers - MFT

 Thanks for dropping by today.

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Coffee and Cake

Hello.

It's been kind of a lazy Sunday after the business of the Rememberance Sunday service this morning.

This is a card I was asked to make a couple of months ago.





Coffee and Cake Emma - Pink Gem
Copics
 Squares - Creative Expressions
Flowers - MFT
Stitched Rectangles - Memory Box
Numbers - Memory Box

 Thanks for dropping by today.

Remember







They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: 
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. 
At the going down of the sun and in the morning 
We will remember them.





Saturday, 9 November 2019

Sweet Stampin Challenge

Hello. Blogging this from my phone as I sit trying to defrost from being at Scott's football match. Brrrrrr.

Today's challenge at Sweet Stampin is Make Your Own Background. I was inspired by Snoopy calendar for last Friday. How do you tell a pumpkin that Halloween is over for another year..... I've made the backing by adding lots of one of Vera Lane's Jack O'Lantern images




Jack O'Lantern - Vera Lane Studios
Copics
Stitched Circles - Lisa Horton Creative Expressions
Snoopy Calender

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Gin and Tonic Thursdays

Hello.

This is a card I made for one of my friends a few months ago - so it's looking a bit summery.....




CosmoBella - Stamping Bella
Sentiment - Crafters Companion
Copics
Wonky Stitched Rectangles - Memory Box
Lemons - SNC

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Morning. It's time for a new challenge at  Sweet Stampin '. This time our theme is inspired by a Book/Song/Film.  My card was inspir...