Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Under the Sea

Be very thankful I haven't burst into song but it's many years since I saw The Little Mermaid and the dvd has never made it into this house surprisingly enough so I can't remember the rest of the words of the song.

This was a card I was asked to make for a girl who liked Disney Princesses and the closest I could come to that was to use Ocean's Gift from Funkykits and give her red hair to look like Ariel.

I am quite pleased with her hair even if the rest of the card leaves me cold!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps 
Ocean's Gift, Funky Kits

Colouring Medium 
Copics and Promarkers

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

Embellishments 
Pearls from stash
Stickles

Tools 
Oval and Scalloped Oval Nesties
Big Shot

Thanks for dropping by today. 

 Hugs. Susan xxx

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Creative Craft Challenges

Morning!

It's time for a new challenge at Creative Craft Challenges and this time we'd like to see your creations that are for....

A Special Occasion (But Not A Birthday)

We're sponsored by Bugaboo who very kindly gave the DT some images to play with. I've used Deacon Candy Cane for my card and I decided to go with Christmas..

So, to quote Craig Revel Horwood this card has been a dis-ast-er dah-ling. Couldn't find the little box I have with charms in it cos I wanted to use a wee jingle bell on his hat, then when I couldn't find that I decided to colour the bell and use glossy accents but guess what, couldn't find the glossy accents. Then when I went to stick the buttons down I couldn't find the silicone glue I only bought on Thursday. Oh and, I was going to use my new puffy embossing glitter for his hat, only my embossing pen didn't seem to work properly so he's got fluffy stuff on his hat now instead.

Challenges I'd Like to
 Enter

ABC Christmas - U for Up To You
I Love Promarkers - Christmas is Coming
Anything Goes - Anything Goes at Anything Goes

Stamps 
Deacon Candy Cane, Bugaboo
Sentiment, Stampin Up

Colouring Medium
Promarkers

Cardstock
Crumb Cake, Stampin Up

Paper 
Dovecraft

Embellishments 
Buttons and Pearls from Stash
Fluffy Stuff

Remember to pop by Creative Craft Challenges and see the rest of the inspiration my fellow teamies have left for you 

And if you're on Facebook and enjoy our challenges then why not join our Facebook group.

 Thanks for dropping by today. Enjoy your Tuesday. 

I'm off to buy some apples for the school for their parties tomorrow.

Hugs. Susan xxx

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Yeuch......

So, this is a soggy old Sunday isn't it? Well, it is here. After the beautifully crisp and cold frost of yesterday we've reverted to being soggy and damp - and there's been an extra hour of it. This isn't fair!

Now I've got some things I *should* be doing but I thought I'd share this little baby card with you first.  It's not the greatest photo in the world but it was difficult to take a decent photo of the stepper card.

And you'll notice what colour it is.... sometimes you just have to do it. I'm not sure the baby's parents would have appreciated a blue card. 



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
TLT - The Ladybugs need a P... (p for, no I can't say it.... and pearls)
Stamptacular - Not Just an Ordinary Card
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Anything Goes

Stamps 
Baby Baby, Ladybug Crafts Ink coloured with Copics and Promarkers

Cardstock/Paper 
From stash
Embellishments 
Ribbon and pearls from stash

Tools 
Circle and Heart Circle Nesties, Cuttlebug

Thanks for dropping by today. Hope you're warm and dry. Enjoy what's left of the weekend. I'm off to do a spot of ironing. If I'm not back in a wee while send chocolate.

 Hugs. Susan xxx

Saturday, 27 October 2012

What's cooking?

And I also should have mentioned a new challenge over at Sweet Stampin today. It's the turn of Team Abi and they want to see your creations that involve cooking or something to eat.

There are some fab cards over there to inspire you on your way - not guaranteeing that this challenge is good for the diet though ;-) Just don't forget to stamp!

One Stop Craft Challenge

Morning all - happy Saturday to you.
It's time for a new challenge at OSCC and this week our theme is 
Hallowe'en
We're sponsored this week by Kenny K who very kindly gave the DT some images to play with.
And look, who would have thought a WOW Hallowe'en card.... yes, you know how I like to do things a little differently ;)
The idea for this came to me in a flash during a conversation with Cathy. Not sure why, we weren't talking about Hallowe'en or Mummies or Crafting or anything like that. Usually when I have an idea though I don't act on it and then for the life of me, can never remember what the idea was in the first place!  


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Digital Tuesday - Hallowe'en
The Paper Shelter - Hallowe'en
Papercrafting Journey - Ribbon or Twine
Di's Digi Downloads - Hallowe'en
Stamps
Mad Mummy, Kenny K coloured with Copics
Eyes from Stampin Up, Make a Monster set
Sentiment, Stampin Up
Cardstock/Paper
Scrap bit of card for wrapping tape round, from stash
Embellishments
Linen Tape from stash
Thanks for dropping by today. Please pop on over to OSCC to see what the rest of my lovely teamies have come up with for this challenge, I know you're going to love them!
I'm off to the SECC again today, to meet up with Cathy and hopefully Anda and Louise. Am going to try not to buy anything today ;)
Hugs. Susan xxx

Friday, 26 October 2012

Totally Papercrafts Challenge

Morning all, it's time for a new challenge over at Totally Papercrafts and today our lovely Carol has chosen the theme and she has chosen the theme of
Spooky Hallowe'en
We're sponsored this week by Digi Stamp Boutique
And here is my card for the challenge. I've used Wryn from Tiddly Inks with the accompanying sentiment.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Cutie Pie - Hallowe'en
Digital Tuesday - Hallowe'en
The Paper Shelter - Hallowe'en
Sisterhood of Crafters - Hallowe'en
Papercraft Star - Witches
MAWTT - Too Cute to Spook
Tiddly Inks - Hallowe'en

 Stamps
Witchy Wryn and sentiment - Tiddly Inks coloured with Copics and Promarkers
Cardstock/Paper
From Stash
  Embellishments
Card Candy, Craftwork Cards (with BOO stamped on them)
Ribbon from stash
Thanks for dropping by today. Enjoy your Friday.
Hugs. Susan xxx

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Wednesday? Already?

How can that be?! Where is the time flying to?
 
So the postie hasn't been to bring me the new charger for the laptop yet, so I'm still on Craig's netbook :( sniff Of course, he is bound to deliver it tomorrow when I'm at the SECC for the Craft Show isn't he?!
 
Today's card is one of three baby cards I was asked for recently. I think (but I'll have to go back and check) that I have already shared one with you but this is #2.
 
I love this stamp set from Ladybug Crafts Ink called Baby Baby. Gorgeous little images and fabby sentiments too. I printed the details with the little chap's name on it and added that to the bottom part of the easel card.



Challenges I'd Like To Enter
Card Mania - Oh Baby
 
Stamps
Baby Baby, Ladybug Crafts Ink, coloured with Copics and Promarkers
 
Cardstock/Paper
From stash
 
  Embellishments
Card Candy, Craftwork Cards, Ribbon and buttons from stash
 
Tools
Oval Nesties, Cuttlebug
 
Thanks for dropping by today.
 
Hugs. Susan xxx

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Lost in Music

Cue for a song...
 
This is a card my friend asked me to make for her friend. Loves music and all things 80's was the brief as I was given. And I heard from Sharon yesterday that Tracey loved her card so I know that it's safe to share it here now.
 
I'm still on Craig's netbook as the charger for the laptop appears to be knackered. There's a new one on it's way so let's hope that solves the problem and that the laptop itself isn't knackered.
 
So hopefully once I've got that things can get back to normal and I can get back round visiting your lovely blogs again.
 
We've finished the decorating (of the living room) and it's lovely to sit in our nice new living room and type this :) I say we've finished. Flushed with success Andy now wants to decorate the hall too :/
 



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Fussy and Fancy  - Anything Goes 
Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
 
Stamps
Lost in Music, Funky Kits, Coloured with Copics and Promarkers
 
Cardstock/Paper
From stash
 
  Embellishments
Music Notes from stash, Top Ten List from Cass' smash book stuff
 
Tools
Label Nesties, Circle Punch, Cuttlebug
 
Thanks for dropping by today. Hugs. Susan xxx

Saturday, 20 October 2012

For Dad

16 years ago today my lovely Dad died. This is for him. Love you Dad.

Susan xxx

One Stop Craft Challenge

Oooh, two posts in one day...

Please scroll down for my Sweet Stampin' post.

It's time for a new challenge over at One Stop Craft Challenge and this week our theme is 

Anything Goes

We're sponsored by Doodle Pantry who gave the DT some images to play with.         And also did something I have never done before - I used the precoloured digi! I like it though. I added some glamour dust, stickles and liquid pearls. Well, it is Christmas... ish. 


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps 
Doodle Pantry
Sentiment, LOTV

Cardstock
Crumb Cake, Stampin Up
Paper 
Bo Bunny - a freebie from a magazine!

 Embellishments 
Glamour Dust, Stickles, Liquid Pearls
Tools 
Labels 1 Nesties, Big Shot

Thanks for dropping by today. Pop over to OSCC to see the rest of the inspiration the DT have left for you.

Might be back later with another post....

Hugs. Susan xxx

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Morning all. It's time for a new challenge over at Sweet Stampin' and this week the theme is 

Hallowe'en

We're sponsored this week by Letraset and of course, the lovely folk at Joanna Sheen are our monthly sponsor.

Anyone who knows me will know how difficult this challenge was as I don't do Hallowe'en but the card had to be done.  This one isn't destined for the box never to see the light of day again as someone at Andy's work asked me for a Hallowe'en card.



Challenges I'd Like To Enter
 
Love to Create - Trick or Treat
Papertake - Fright Night
Divas by Design - Something Spooky
Dream Valley - Hallowe'en
Crafty Catz - Hallowe'en
Stamptacular - Bootacular
Divas by Design - Something Spooky
Little Miss Muffet - Hallowe'en Colours

Stamps 
Girl with Skull Bow, Dilly Beans, coloured with Promarkers and Copics

Cardstock/Paper 
From Stash

Embellishments 
Spider sticker, from children's stash (don't tell!)
Ribbon from Stash

Tools 
Web Corner die, Cheery Lynn, Cuttlebug

Hugs. Susan xxx

Friday, 19 October 2012

Totally Papercrafts Challenge

Morning all.
 
It's time for a new challenge over at Totally Papercrafts and today.. it should have been my turn to host the challenge but sadly this week I haven't actually managed to get my card finished on time so my lovely friend Cathy said she would host for me this time :)  Thank you Cathy. Mwah.
 
So anyway, you want to know the theme don't you? Well, it's
 
Christmas 9 Weeks And Counting
 
And why do I not have a card ready? Well, it's because I can't get to my stuff! The image is coloured, just not put on a card yet, so I shall have something for you before the start of the next challenge :) And why can I not get to my stuff?! Cos we've been decorating the living room this week so there's been lots of stuff put in the dining room and I can't get to the the table!!
 
So, enough of my excuses. Pop on over to Totally Papercrafts to see the Christmassy inspiration the DT have left for you :)
 
Susan xxx

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

A Stitch in Time

So here we are midway through half term and we all seem to have survived unscathed so far. Took the boys to see Diary of A Wimpy Kid on Monday and then yesterday we went to see Madagascar 3. All this is combined with a spot of decorating in the afternoons.... and the children want to "help".

In the midst of all this, I appear to have lost my Kindle. I can't find it anywhere, although I'm sure it's in the house somewhere... suggestions as to where it might be are gratefully received.

So, on to today's card, and this is the last of the cards I made for my friend. This one was for her Aunt's 60th birthday. So glad I bought this stamp now for all the folk who appear to like sewing!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Make it Monday

Stamps 
Leanne Ellis stamp for Funky Kits coloured with Promarkers

Cardstock/Paper 
From Stash

 Embellishments 
Twine, Pearls, Charm from stash

Thanks for dropping by today. 

 Hugs
Susan xxx

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Creative Craft Challenges

Morning all, it's time for a new challenge over at Creative Craft Challenges and it's our 3rd birthday! Happy birthday to us.

So, in honour of the occasion the theme this fortnight is 

The Number Three

We're sponsored this time by Robyn's Fetish, Stamping Dragon and Lili of the Valley.

You can choose to interpret the number 3 in any way you want... I've gone for the Three Wee Kings stamp by LOTV, three buttons and sheet music for Three Kings of Orient.

As I was colouring this image in I decided that the middle boy reminded me of Scott with his socks, so instead of leaving them white I've coloured them a kinda dirty grey ;)


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
OLLCB - Christmas Sentiment
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner - Anything Goes
Lili's Little Fairies - Classic Christmas


Stamps 
Three Wee Kings, LOTV, coloured with Copics, Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Sentiment, LOTV

Cardstock/Paper 
From Stash, Sheet Music downloaded from t'internet and printed on parchment card

Ink
Soft Suede, Stampin Up

 Embellishments 
Buttons from stash

Tools 
Deckle Edge Rectangle Nesties, Big Shot

Remember to pop over to Creative Craft Challenges to check out the rest of the DT inspiration and perhaps even wish us a happy birthday!

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

 Hugs. Susan xxx

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Hey Mickey!

Hope you're having a good weekend. It's nice to think that we don't have to get up for the school run for the next week.

This is the third card I made for the same girl. I don't think I've ever made that many cards at the one time for the same person before lol! But having made a card for Scott's friend from her mum and dad and her sister, Scott wanted me to make a card for Eve! And this is the image he picked - don't you just love it, she's called Mousey Mo from Saturated Canary.





Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Paperplay - Simply Cute
2 Sisters - Anything Goes

Stamps 
Mousey Mo, Saturated Canary, coloured with Promakers and Copics
Sentiment, Stampin Up

Cardstock
Crumb Cake, Stampin Up

Paper
Kaisercraft

Embellishments
Pearls from stash, Ticket, Tim Holtz

Thanks for dropping by today. 

 Hugs. Susan xxx

Saturday, 13 October 2012

One Stop Craft Challenge

Well, today I have some news to share... I was asked earlier in the week to join the One Stop Craft Challenge DT and today I have my first card to share with you.

Today the challenge is 

Heat Embossing

We're sponsored by A Day for Daisies who supplied the DT some images to work with. 

So, heat embossing.... must be years since I have done this so it really was a bit of a challenge. I *think* I'm happy with what I've done. I even picked an image to work with that I wouldn't normally... (not a great cat lover but at least they don't come in p***)

My heat embossing is the little ticket at the bottom of the card. I thought it suited the image as I think the little girl is probably dreaming of something while she has her little kittens to keep her company.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Anything Goes - Animals
Papertake - All Creatures Great and Small
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes


Stamps 
A Lap Full of Kittens, Day for Daisies, coloured with Promarkers, Flexmarkers and Copics
Sentiment, Tim Holtz

Cardstock/Paper 
From Stash

Ink 
Basic Black, Stampin Up

Embellishments 
Gems from stash

Tools 
Clear gloss embossing powder, Heat Tool

Thanks for dropping by today. Remember to pop by the OSCC blog to see the rest of the inspiration from the DT.

 Hugs. Susan xxx

Friday, 12 October 2012

Totally Papercrafts Challenge

Morning all! It's Friday and it's the start (almost) of the school holiday week. 

It's time for a new challenge over at Totally Papercrafts and this week it's the turn of our lovely KraftyKoolKat (Cathy) to choose the theme and this week she has chosen 

Make Your Own Flowers

Now I did toy with buying the circley flowery type die thing... but it's all a bit too faffy for me so I used a Spellbinders die that my friend Ruth gave me for my birthday that I hadn't actually used. I love these flowers though so I think I shall be using them again very shortly. 

We're sponsored this week by Redonkulous and Delicious Doodles. Check out the TPC blog for more details.

Last week I won my lovely bloggy buddy Lisa's candy which was a £20 Lili of the Valley voucher and this is one of the stamps I bought with the voucher :) You will be seeing more of this one. Love her!



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Dies and/or Punches
Bearly Mine - Pearls and Swirls
Paperplay - Simply Cute
Just Keep On Creating - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Handmade Flowers


Stamps 
Snow Queen, LotV coloured with Promakers and Copics
Sentiment, Stampin' Up

Cardstock
Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Stampin Up

Paper
Bo Bunny

Embellishments 
Pearls from stash
Glamour Dust
Liquid Pearls

Tools 
Scribbles Sizzix Die, Flowery Nestie, Label NestieBig Shot

Thanks for dropping by today. Remember to drop by the Totally Papercrafts blog to see the rest of the creations from the DT. 

Hugs. Susan xxx

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Like Buses

You wait ages for one and then 28398* turn up at once.
 *approximate number

So it is with these cards. One couple, but two different cards.  A friend from the rugby club had seen the anniversary card I made using this Tiddly Inks image and asked if I could do a Wedding Acceptance card using the same image and colours.

I didn't manage to drop it off with Sharon but gave it to someone else from the rugby club and when his wife saw the card she asked if I could do an evening acceptance card but using white and silver.

So here you go, both of the cards on display today :) 


Stamps 
You and Me, Tiddly Inks coloured with Promarkers and Copics

Cardstock/Paper 
From Stash

Embellishments 
Flowers, pearls and Ribbon From Stash

Tools 
Label Nesties, Big Shot



Stamps 
You and Me, Tiddly Inks coloured with Promarkers and Copics

Cardstock
From Stash

Embellishments 
Gems From Stash

Tools 
Label Nesties, Big Shot

Thanks for dropping by today. 

 Hugs. Susan xxx

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

All Out Of Titles

Morning on this cold and frosty morning (actually I don't know if it's frosty I haven't looked out yet) but there is a definite nip in the air!

John Bishop was brilliant last night and if you're going to see him on his tour, then you're in for a treat.

And today, I'm off out again! I'm going to meet the lovely Ali for lunch and then I have Anchor Boys this evening.

On to today's card. This is another card I made for my friend's daughter but this time for her sister to give her (there's another one, that I made for Scott to give her but I'll share that another day!!)



Challenges I'd Like To Enter
Make it Monday
Card Mania - Happy Birthday
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes

Stamps 
Rosie, Digi Stamp Boutique coloured with Promarkers
Sentiments, Stampin Up, Penny Black

Cardstock 
Crumb Cake, Stampin Up

Paper 
Gnome Sweet Gnome, MME
Embellishments Ladybug from stash

Tools 
Circle and Scalloped Circle Nesties

Thanks for dropping by today. Have a great Wednesday.

Hugs. Susan xxx

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Out. Again!

Not content with a night through in Edinburgh to see Slash and Myles on Sunday I am out again. This time to see John Bishop at the SECC. Saw him a couple of years ago and he was fab so really looking forward to tonight.

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Yawn.....

I think I may need an intravenous injection of caffeine shortly... I'm off to see Slash tonight in Edinburgh with the lovely Cass. And if I don't summon up some energy shortly I'll be asleep before she comes to get me!

I did start tidying up the boys rooms and getting beds and stuff put back to normal but they came back from rugby and I sat down with a cup of tea and I have found myself lacking the energy to get back up again.... oops.

So onto today's card. Another order for my friend for her niece. I've used Video Girl by Mo Manning. And to find out the name of the image, cos I couldn't remember I had to go onto Mo's site there. This little lady was hanging about on page 16. I think there have been an image on every page before that that I liked... and that was only the girl stamps.... Oh dear, oh very dear.




Challenges I'd Like To Enter
Crafts and Me - My Sentiments Exactly
DYSU - Warm Colours
Pixie Dust - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes


Stamps
Video Girl, Mo Manning coloured with Promarkers and Copics
Sentiments, Stampin Up and Ladybug Crafts Ink

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

Embellishments 
Pearls from stash

Thanks for dropping by today. Enjoy what's left of the weekend.

Hugs. Susan xxx

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Morning all and a happy World Cardmaking Day to you! 
It's time for a new challenge over at Sweet Stampin'  and this week our theme is....

Through the Window

And here is my card... and look it's a) another Christmas card and b) another WoW card... this is getting to be a habit isn't it?!

I love how this turned out. The card is a card blank that my lovely friend Lorraine was throwing out and when I saw it I knew it would be ideal to look like a window - although at that stage I had no clue what I was going to use for the inside and then I remembered these fab LoTV carol singers. Perfect. 

We're sponsored this week by Sew Sweet who are offering a £10 voucher to the winner and Joanna Sheen is offering a monthly prize of a £10 voucher to the monthly winner.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Crafty Boots - Card for World Cardmaking Day
Fab and Funky - No Patterned Paper
Charisma Cardz - Badda Bing
Paperplay - Shine On
Simon Says- Glimmer and Sparkle
Crafty Hazelnut - Carol Singing

Stamps
Carol Singers, LoTV coloured with Promarkers and Copics
Sentiment, Stampin Up

Paper/Card
None!

Embellishments
Silver Pearls from stash
Glamour Dust
Ice Diamonds Glitter
Liquid Pearls

Tools
Holly die, Marianne Designs
Cuttlebug

Don't forget to go through the round window and stop by Sweet Stampin' to see the rest of the inspiration the Sweeties have left for you (you may only get that reference if you're of a certain age and remember Play School).

Thank you so much for dropping by today. Have a great Saturday, I'm off to enjoy some time with the boys and Cathy and her girls :) 

Susan xx

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