Thursday, 28 February 2013

Shaken, Not Stirred

Morning all. 

My card today is a card I made last week for a friend to give to her friend... It was kinda thrown together at the last minute but I'm pleased with how it turned out.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Happy Birthday to You
Divas By Design - Anything Goes


Stamps 
Martini Nikki - Ladybug Crafts Ink
Sentiment - Personal Impressions

 Colouring Medium
Copics 
Promarkers

 Cardstock/Paper 
Stampin Up

Embellishments
Seam Binding Ribbon - Stampin Up
Stickers

Tools 
Cuttlebug

 Thanks for dropping by today. I'm off into Glasgow to book my train ticket for my trip to Carlisle on Saturday to see my friend Lorraine :)

 Susan 
x

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

And In Other News....

Morning all. 

Some exciting news to share with you this morning. I have been chosen to be part of the Design Team at the fabulous That Craft Place which is the lovely Lisa Horton's shop. Check out my fabby new badge below :) 

I am honoured to be joining such a fantastic team of inspirational ladies and I can't wait to get started and my first challenge will be on Sunday.


Susan 
x

Monday, 25 February 2013

Love to Create Challenge

Morning all, it's Monday and you know what that means.... yup, I'm hungover* celebrating a Scottish victory against Ireland....

Oh no, not that...it's time for a new challenge over at Love to Create.

This week our theme is 

Wrap It Up
so we want to see ribbon, twine, fibers on your projects this week!

We're sponsored by Eureka and Stamping Chef both of whom were kind enough to give the DT some images to play with.

I have used Ice Cream Bear for my card today... I *think* I had a plan in mind when I chose him but as usual I can't remember what that was.

You can't really see it on the card but I used the Die-namics button die and cut a button which I then covered with glossy accents so I could add my baker's twine.


Challenges I'd Like To Enter
Make it Monday
Craft Your Passion - Banners


Stamps 
Ice Cream Bear - Eureka Stamps
Sentiment - Stampin Up

 Colouring Medium
Copics
Flexmarker

 Cardstock and paper
from stash

Embellishments 
 Brads and Baker's Twine from stash
Glossy Accents

Tools  
Dienamics Button Die
Big Shot

Thanks for dropping by today, remember to hop over to Love to Create and see what the rest of the DT have been up to this week and perhaps have a go yourself!

Susan
x

*not really, not on a school night, no siree Bob.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

One Stop Craft Challenge

I'm back again... 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 

Just For Kids

We're sponsored this week by Dustin Pike.

And would you look at that, I've gone for a boy's card!  A few weeks ago a friend of mine asked me for a card for her son...with a monkey on it.  Now, as luck would have it the day before I had been looking through my box of digi images that I've printed off but never got round to colouring and I had seen this monkey so fulfilling a monkey request was easy...

As for the box, it's still full of printed and uncoloured images... that's awful isn't it?! 



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Crafty Catz - Dies and Punches
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Here Come The Boys - Lots of Layers
Allsorts - Animals
Songbird - Sixteen Going on Seventeen

Stamps 
Monkey - Dustin Pike

 Colouring Medium 
Promarkers
Flexmarkers

Cardstock/Paper 
Stampin Up

 Tools 
Star Nesties
Big Shot

So that's it from me today. Remember to pop by the OSCC to see what the rest of the DT have been up to.

Susan 
x

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Morning all.  This is my first post of the day - check back later for my One Stop Craft Challenges Card.

We've got a new challenge over at Sweet Stampin' and this week our theme is

Mother's Day/Special Lady

We're sponsored this week by a former Sweetie Kobie who has started her own business at Hobbycutz producing wooden laser cut items. Kobie kindly supplied the DT with some things to use on our creations this week. Our monthly sponsor is The Ribbon Girl who are offering a £10 voucher to the monthly winner.

So here is my card. And for the second time this week I have been traumatised by a card. I really didn't know what to do and got myself in a terrible state about the theme. Not having a Mum anymore I don't make Mother's Day cards and it's coming up to Mum's birthday so this isn't really a good time of year for me!

Anyhow, thanks to some fabby crafty pals - Cathy, Lorraine and Cass I managed to knuckle down and produce a card. Thank you girls, love ya!

Cass is the only one who has seen it irl and assures me it's stunning so that'll do for me.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Fab N Funky - Flower Power
Simply Create Too - For a Female
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes

Stamps 
Felt Within The Heart -Inkylicious 

Cardstock
Crumb Cake and Soft Suede - Stampin Up

Paper 
Kraft Christmas - LOTV
MME

 Ink 
Memento Cocoa

 Embellishments 
Ribbon and Flowers from stash
Flourish - Hobbycutz

 Tools 
Leaves Die - Dienamics

Remember to pop over to Sweet Stampin' to see what the rest of the Team Fi Sweeties have for you today - and come and play along - but please don't forget to stamp!! 

Back soon!

Susan 
x

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Computer Nerd

There's a bit of a post birthday lull going on here... 

Craig had a great day yesterday and thanks to everyone for his good wishes. And to top it all it was Tuesday so Dominos do two for one on a Tuesday so that's what he picked for his birthday tea! I had been looking forward to a sneaky wee fish supper cos I was sure that's what he would pick :(  Never mind, I'll get to choose when it's my birthday in April :)

So this is the card I made him. This is my very first Kraftin Kimmie stamp and it definitely won't be the last. I'm after some of the new release that came out the other night and some more of them that I've spied..... I feel a new obsession coming on!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Songbird - 16 going on 17 (I've taken this to mean a number on the card.. feel free to delete if I'm wrong!)
Oldie But A Goodie - Bright Colours (who knows how long that sentiment has been lying at the bottom of the box - it's been at least 6 months since I actually looked in the box at all)  
A Gem of A Challenge - Punches or Dies
Card Making Mammas - It's Birthday Time
Creative Card Crew - Birthday
Kraftin Kimmie - Anything Goes

Stamps 
Computer Nerd - Kraftin Kimmie

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers

Cardstock
Stampin Up

Paper 
MME

Embellishments 
Speech bubble found in stash when I was throwing stuff out - been in there for ages!
Glossy Accents

 Tools 
Postage Stamp Nesties
Star Nesties
Go Go Boots Numbers
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Susan
x

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Creative Craft Challenges

Hello again - I'm back this time with my DT card for Creative Craft Challenges  and this time the theme is this

Sketch

We're sponsored this week by Melonheadz and Lili of the Valley.


And here is my card. I've learned a valuable lesson with this card. I don't do "girly". I don't feel the love for this card at all!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Crafty Boots - Out of Your Comfort Zone (it's bright and it's girly.... and now I'm going back into my comfort zone)
Cutie Pie - Pretty Pastels
Lili's Little Fairies - Pearls
Whoopsie Daisy - Make it Girly
Make it Monday

Stamps 
Pom Pom Fairy - Lili of the Valley
Sentiments - Lili of the Valley

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers

Cardstock
From Stash

Paper 
Lili of the Valley

 Embellishments 
Flowers and pearls
from stash

 Tools 
English Rose Die - Marianne Designs
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. Remember to pop over to Creative Craft Challenges to see what the rest of the DT have done with the sketch.

Susan 
xx

Happy birthday Craig

Morning - isn't this early....

Can't believe that today we are celebrating Craig's 11th birthday. Just seems like yesterday that he was born and now he's all grown up and ready to go to high school in August.... I am still in denial though and can't believe that he really won't be at primary school come August!

So here are a few wee photos of today's birthday boy.

Tiny boy



1st birthday with Grandad


Just the other night ready for the Valentine's disco.



Happy birthday Craig, hope you have a fantastic day. We love you very much!

I'll be back later with my Creative Craft Challenges card.

Susan
x

Monday, 18 February 2013

Love to Create Challenge

Morning all, Monday again and time for a new challenge at Love to Create.

This week our theme is 

All That Glitters

We're sponsored this week by A Day for Daisies who gave the DT some images to play with.

I've gone for Winter Cocoa for my card and have teamed it with an old Stampin Up paper - Mocha Morning...see what I did there?!


Challenges I'd Like To Enter

Raise the Bar - Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion - All That Glitters
Lexi's Creations - Monochromatic
Make it Monday


Stamps 

Winter Cocoa - A Day for Daisies
Sentiment - Paper Smooches

 Colouring Medium

Copics
Promarkers

Cardstock/Paper

Stampin Up

Embellishments 

Gold Glamour Dust
Pearls from stash

 Thanks for dropping by today. Remember to pop over to Love to Create and see what the rest of my teamies have been up to!

Susan
x

Saturday, 16 February 2013

One Stop Craft Challenge

Morning all. It's time for a new challenge at One Stop Craft Challenge and today we have a 

Sketch 

We're sponsored by Kenny K and we also have some fabby candy on offer (see below)





And here's my card made using Airborne and although I've used a lot of layers like the sketch I've kept the card embellishment free.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

My Time to Craft - Men Only
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Chocolate Coffee Cards - Hobbies
The ABC Challenge - Happy Birthday
Card Makin' Mamas - It's Birthday Time

Stamps 

Airborne - Kenny K
Sentiment - Stampin Up

 Colouring Medium 

Copics
Promarkers
Flexmarkers

Cardstock/Paper 

Stampin Up

 Thanks for dropping by today. Remember to pop over to OSCC to see what the rest of the DT have been up to and perhaps even have a go at the sketch.

We're off to celebrate Craig's upcoming birthday with 3 of his friends.

Susan 
x

Friday, 15 February 2013

Erin's Candy

The gorgeous talented Erin has some candy on offer once she reaches 300 followers. 




Hop on over to her blog and see for yourself!

Susan x

Totally Papercrafts Challenge

Morning all. Friday already, wasn't that a quick school week ;)

For those of you who have children on half term next week.... *passes gin and chocolate* and while I'm here, I keep forgetting to say hello to my new followers *waving*

It's time for a new challenge at Totally Papercrafts and this week it's the turn of the lovely Cathy to pick the theme. This week we want to see your creations with 

Pets

Now this has to be an animal you would keep as a pet... so no elephants or tigers or anything like that (yeah, Life of Pi, I know...) but you know what we mean! 

I have used the fab Tobey and His Dog again for my card. Well, Scott did say he wanted a card with this image so here he is. (Scott was also going to put up a card for today but I'm afraid Minecraft was more important than finishing a card!)

We're sponsored this week by Doodle Dragon and Inky Impressions.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Sketcharoony
Incy Wincy - Add Texture
Stampavie - Lots of Layers
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - An Eye for Detail (the eyelet...)
Stamping Sensations - Fur and Feathers
Perfect Sentiments - Furry Friendship (hope the sentiment is friendly enough!)

Stamps 
Tobey and His Dog - Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment - Crafty Sentiments

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers
Flexmarkers

Cardstock/Paper 
From Stash

 Embellishments 
Jute - That Craft Place
Eyelet from Stash

 Tools 
Oval Punch - Stampin Up

 Thanks for dropping by today.

Remember to pop over to Totally Papercrafts to see what the rest of the DT have been up to!

Hugs. Susan xxx

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Cheers, Dude

And with a sigh of relief I wave the children off to breakfast club this morning....

Actually the holiday was fine and we've all survived. 

We woke up yesterday morning to snow and it continued to snow throughout the morning. As Craig was going to the school Valentine disco last night we had to go and get him a hair cut so we got all wrapped up and walked down to the barbers. Popped into a friends on the way back for half an hour and by the time we came out it had started raining. And it hasn't stopped since! So no snow left.

Today's card is a card I made for a friend's special birthday which was last week... I was actually going to put his age on it but it didn't seem to fit somehow and nothing seemed to be working. So I left it on the my craft mat for a couple of hours and went back to it and had the idea of using the circular date stamp from LOTV so it doesn't actually *say* his age ;)



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps 
Cheers Dude - Kenny K
Sentiment - LOTV

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

Embellishments 
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards
Glossy Accents

 Tools 
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders (Stars and Circles)
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

 Hugs. 

 Susan xxx

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Morning all.

It's time for a new monthly challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and this month our theme is

Snowflakes 

We're sponsored this month by Funky Kits who are offering these two Gorjuss girls stamps as a prize.


And here is my card. I've got to be honest, this isn't how it looked in my head... Never mind, my cards seldom end up how I started imagining them but this one has bothered me more than most!




Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Make it Monday
Tuesday Throwdown- Anything Goes
Sparkles Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
Through the Craftroom Door

Stamps 
Merry Christmas Penguins - LOTV

 Colouring Medium
Copics
Promarkers

 Cardstock
 From stash

Paper 
Bo Bunny

Embellishments 
Snowball gems from stash
Glamour Dust
Ribbon from stash

 Tools 
Snowflake Corner - Memory Box
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. Remember to pop over to Christmas at Sweet Stampin' to see the rest of the snowflakey inspiration the Christmas Sweeties have left for you. And have a go yourself, you've got a month :) 

  Hugs. 
 Susan xxx

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

On The Garden Wall

Morning all.

Well, we survived yesterday and today we're hopefully on going to see Wreck it Ralph but we've got to wait on the car being returned from the mechanic... fingers crossed!

Today's card is an engagement card I was asked to make last week. I have wanted to team this image up with the sentiment for a long time and I asked if the newly engaged couple would appreciate it before I did.... and apparently they did and the card went down well so my job is done ;)



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Lili's Little Fairies - A Touch of Romance
Card Mania - Is This Love That I'm Feeling
Sentimental Sundays - Love is in the Air

Stamps 
On The Garden Wall - Lili of the Valley
Sentiment - Inkadinkadoo

  Colouring Medium
Copics
Promarkers

 Cardstock
Crumb Cake - Stampin' Up

Paper 
Gnome Sweet Gnome - MME

Embellishments 
Pearls and Flowers from stash

  Thanks for dropping by today. 

 Hugs. 
 Susan xxx

Monday, 11 February 2013

Candy

My lovely friend Sandra has some candy on offer - ends on 1st March so pop over to her blog and find out more!





Love to Create Challenge

Morning all, it's time for a new challenge at Love to Create. We've all just about recovered from our birthday celebrations and this week our theme is 

Feelin' The Love

We're sponsored this week by Sassy Studio and Dearie Dolls. I've used a  Dearie Dolls image (Love Each Other) for my card and these two will from now on, at least in my house, be called Craig and Scott! Cass will tell you when I was making the card the other night I kept referring to them as Craig and Scott :/



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Crafting When We Can - Slugs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Cards for Men - All My Love

Stamps
Love Each Other - Dearie Dolls

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers

Cardstock/Paper 
From stash

Embellishments 
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards

 Tools 
Octagon Nesties
Bubble Punch - EK Success
Cuttlebug

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

I'm off to entertain the children.... 

Hugs. Susan xxx

Saturday, 9 February 2013

One Stop Craft Challenge

Please scroll down for my Sweet Stampin' DT card.

Hello again, it's time for a new challenge at One Stop Craft Challenge and this week our theme is

Love Is In The Air

We're sponsored by Saturated Canary and Krista gave the DT some images to play with - unfortunately I had a bit of a crafty meltdown and didn't manage to actually use the image I was sent but rest assured you will see it one day soon.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Cutie Pie - Valentines
Everybody Art - Hearts
Oldie but A Goodie - Red and Pink (Paper has been in stash box for a verrrry long time)
Party Time Tuesdays - Love and Romance
Creative Stamp Friends - With Hearts/Valentines
My Mum's Craft Shop -Valentines/Love
Dream Valley - Valentines
Glitter and Sparkle - Valentines/Love
Crafty Calendar - Love and Marriage
Incy Wincy - Love is In The Air
Oh La La - Love Story
Inky Chicks - Valentines/Anniversary
Crafty Catz - Love is in The Air

Stamps 
Hugs and Kisses - Saturated Canary
Sentiment - no idea!

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers

Cardstock/Paper 
From stash

Embellishments
Glossy Accents

 Tools 
Label Nesties
Heart Die - Marianne Designs
Cuttlebug

Remember to pop over to OSCC to see the rest of the "love"ly inspiration the DT have left for you (sorry, you thought the jokes finished after the snow didn't you....)

  Hugs. 
 Susan xxx

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Morning all. 

It's Saturday, the boys are on holiday until Thursday so just have to decide what to do with the little darlings to keep them entertained....

So, it's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin' and this week our theme is 

Pearls and Swirls

We're sponsored this week by Bunny Zoe who are offering a £10 voucher to the winner and our monthly sponsor is The Ribbon Girl who are also offering a £10 voucher to the winner.

Now I thought this would be easy... a coloured image, some swirls and pearls for decoration et voila... No matter what I did with the image though when I was at the Crafty Cabin, it didn't look right. 

Then, just as I was about to drop off to sleep on Thursday night I had a flash of inspiration.. AND I remembered what it was when I woke up! My friend Fiona said to me the other day "see what happens when you just switch off" and I think she's right!

It's something a little different from me but I have to say, I really love this card. I simply inked the cardstock with some DI and stamped the Indigo Blu sentiment in the middle and used the swirl from the Stampin Up Baroque Motifs set round the outside.


Challenges I'd Like To Enter
Anything Goes - Monochrome
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes

Stamps 
Sentiment - Indigo Blu
Swirls - Baroque Motifs, Stampin Up

Cardstock
Very Vanilla and Soft Suede - Stampin Up

Ink 
Brushed Corduroy DI
Antique Photo DI
Spiced Marmalade DI
Soft Suede - Stampin Up
Early Espresso - Stampin Up

Embellishments 
Pearls from stash

Remember to pop over to the Sweet Stampin' to see the what the rest of the Sweeties have been up to!

I will be back shortly with my One Stop Craft Challenge Card.

Susan xx

Friday, 8 February 2013

Crafty Sentiments New Release - Let's Dance


Morning all, I am honoured again this morning to be able to bring you a preview of a new stamp from Crafty Sentiments. She's called Let's Dance and will be available from Crafty Sentiments from 10th February. Isn't she gorgeous! 

Again I would like to extend my thanks to the lovely Suzette  for inviting me to take part in this special preview :) It's been fab :) 

You can read more about the new release available here.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Sketch Saturday
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Craft Room Challenge - Make Your Own Embellishments
Stamp and Create - Spring is Coming


Stamps
Let's Dance - Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment - Inkadinkadoo

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers

Cardstock
Baja Breeze - Stampin Up

Paper 
MME Stella and Rose

 Embellishments 
Pearls from stash

 Tools 
Flower Punch

 Thanks for dropping by today. Enjoy your Friday - the boys finish for half term this afternoon so they're off until Thursday next week.... *send supplies*

Hugs. Susan xxx

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 Cute a...