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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Mid Month Inspiration for Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Morning all.

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

Our theme this month is 

Use Kraft

Our sponsor this month is Stamp Art by Kathryne.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
North Pole Bakery - Andy Skinner
Sentiment - LotV

Paper
LotV

  Embellishments 
Ribbon
Liquid Pearls
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards

 Tools 
Circle Dies
Gingerbread Man - Sizzix
Corner Rounder

 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. 

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Pistols at Dawn

Morning.

You may be wondering about the title of the blog post today. Well, yesterday we spent a very enjoyable day with family in Linlithgow including a water pistol fight in the garden which was a lot of fun!

Today's card is the last teacher's thank you. Definitely. Well, maybe. I can't see any more. 

This is the one I made for Scott's teacher (he had two). I've got to say of the two cards I made for Scott's teachers, the other one I made is probably my favourite! 




Stamps 
Ruler Boy - Bugaboo
Sentiment - Unsure

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Paper
MME

Embellishments 
Ribbon
Glossy Accents

 Tools 
Label Punch - Stampin' Up
Torn Notebook Punch - EK Success

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Monday, 21 July 2014

On That Note

Hello again.

Thought I'd come by and share another teacher's thank you card - one more to go after this (I think....) This is a card I made for the music teacher who was retiring at the end of term - she had also been Craig's teacher when he was in Primary 5. She'll be sorely missed at the school. This Digi Stamp Boutique image just seemed to fit the bill perfectly! 


Stamps 
Teacher Set - Digi Stamp Boutique
Bronte Border - Visible Image

 Paper 
Stampin Up

Embellishments 
Pearls

 Tools 
Layered Flower - Dienamics
Swirl - Cheery Lynn


Creative Blog Hop

I was asked by the lovely Hazel if I'd like to join in with the Creative Bloggers Hop.  It's a continuous hop every Monday with a host of inspirational bloggers taking part every week. I was really surprised when Hazel asked but I said yes almost immediately! Hazel is the Boss over at MAWTT so she keeps us all in line.  
So onto the questions.

1. What am I working on?

I'm working on a wedding card order for my friend. It'll be very unusual but I can't share it until after the wedding which is on 2nd August. I'm also working on some other orders for birthday cards, first day at school cards and also a card I was asked for yesterday to celebrate 30 years of a friendship - isn't that lovely?

2.How does my work differ from others in my genre?

I'm not actually sure how it differs from what other folk do. I love what I do and sometimes I like to think outside the box and do something a little different, especially with Design Team work where I don't always go for the obvious way of looking at the theme.


3. Why do I write/create what I do?

Quite simply, I enjoy it. 



4. How does your writing/creative process work?

I usually start with an image - whether the card is for a DT submission, an order, or for personal use.  If it's for a DT submission then I will have a theme to think about too - sometimes I manage to fit in cards I'm making in to themes for DT cards which is always a bonus! 

Once I've picked the image (and that sometimes is a chore in itself) I'll pick the papers and then colour in the image. Sometimes a card will almost make itself by the way I've thrown the stuff on the table (I don't mean that literally but placed is too exact sometimes!)


Now onto the 3 Wonderful Bloggers I picked to carry the baton next week.

Cass

Cass is one of my very best buddies. We spend every Thursday in her Crafty Cabin and it's fabulous to bounce ideas off each other and see how our creations progress. Her cards (and other creations) are absolutely amazing. And she makes a mean Triple Chocolate Chip Cookie.

Fi

Fi is one of the bosses over at Sweet Stampin' and is a good friend. We have regular meet ups at the SECC in October and March. I dare you to go to her blog and ask her what time we meet ;) (sorry Fi, couldn't resist)

Abi

Abi is the other boss over at Sweet Stampin'. Her blog is entitled An Occasional Genius but let me assure you she is more than just an occasional genius! Abi and I have daily conversations, sometimes about crafting, sometimes not and she's great to bounce ideas off!

So that's my contribution to the Creative Blog Hop and it's now down to these ladies next week! 

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, 20 July 2014

I Can Sing A Rainbow

Gosh this is a late one isn't it?!

How's your weekend been? We've had a busy one - it was my friend's wee girl's birthday party yesterday. It was in the church hall so the boys and I spent Friday evening helping Lynne decorate the hall and yesterday the 3 of us along with another two friends helped out at the party - we had such a great time!

And this is the final card for this year that I made for Lucy! Lynne made her a rainbow cake - 6 layers (yes, I know this image has more but I thought it was appropriate!)


Stamps 
Big Cake - Mo Manning
Sentiment - Paper Smooches

 Colouring Medium
Copics
Wink of Stella

Embellishments 
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards

 Tools 
Embossing Folder - Crafters Companion

 Thanks for dropping by today.




Saturday, 19 July 2014

Sneaking in to Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Morning all, it's Saturday and that means it's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin' although I'm sneaking in this week as it's actually a Team Abi week!

This week our theme is

Your Favourite Stamp

Our sponsors this week are Quixotic Paperie who are offering £10 to the winner.

Now I'm not actually sure that this little Sugar Nellie sweetie is my very favourite but you can't go wrong with one of the original Gorjuss Girls can you.

This is the other card I made for my friend to give her daughter.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

aStamps
Flower Girl - Funky Kits

Colouring Medium
Copics

Paper 
Lili of the Valley

  Embellishments 
Ribbon

 Tools 
Stitched Rectangle Nesties

 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 ;)


Friday, 18 July 2014

Gee. Thanks.

Hello!

I've been left home alone with the boys this weekend as Andy is off to Edinburgh to see his friend who is over on holiday from the US. It seems very quiet (yes, I know he'd normally be at work) but the house seems specially quiet right now.... perhaps I should unlock the door and let the children back in.

Today I'm sharing a couple of thank you cards I was asked to make for the end of term which I realise was ages ago now but hey!!


The first one is using the Mayzyart Hiker image as I was asked for a card with a hillwalking theme and I found a teacher's quote online so I used that with it.


Stamps 
Hiker - Mayzyart 
Sentiment - Technique Tuesday

Colouring Medium 
Copics

Paper
MME

 Tools
Embossing Folder - Tim Holtz
Oval Nesties
Circle Nesties

This second one is almost like the card I made with James the Bear but I used the Penny Black boy instead. I love this stamp - and I'd forgotten I had him, he makes a perfect school boy!



Stamps 
Boy - Penny Black
Sentiment - Stampin Up

Colouring Medium 
Copics

Thanks for dropping by today.