Wednesday, 29 May 2013

I Would Walk 500 Miles

Morning all.

A wee commissioned card to show you today - I was asked to make a birthday card for someone who is walking the West Highland Way. I was a bit stuck for an image but I asked the lovely ladies at Digi Galore and was pointed in the direction of this fab stamp from MayzyArt. I coloured her in with my pens and then chalked in the background. I also found the wee compass stamp in a Little Yellow Bicycle set I've got and I even broke out the heat gun so I could emboss it!

I think the birthday was yesterday so I'm hoping that the birthday girl received her card and liked it!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps 
Hiker - MayzyArt
Compass - Little Yellow Bicycle
Sentiment - Stampin Up

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock/Paper 
From stash

Embellishments 

 Tools 


Thanks for dropping by today. 

 Susan 
 x

Monday, 27 May 2013

Love to Create Challenge


Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge at Love to Create

This week our theme is

Read All About It
so you can either add a book to your creation or create a bookmark...

Our sponsors this week are QKR Stampede and Wings and Willows both of whom were kind enough to give the DT images to play with.

I've used a Wings and Willows image for my card - Back to School Boy. And where the wee while of books is should have been a wooden button that was in the shape of a pile of books that I bought specially for this card.... only it has completely vanished! Thankfully Cass came to my rescue with a piece of MME paper which also had a pile of books on it! You know what will happen now though don't you... the button will turn up!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Make It Monday
Cupcake - Boys

Stamps
Back to School Boy - Wings and Willows
Alphabet Stamps - unknown

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Flexmarkers

Cardstock
From stash

Paper
Kaisercraft
MME

  Embellishments 
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards

 Tools 
Labels Eleven Nesties
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. If you're in the UK enjoy your Bank Holiday Monday!

Remember to drop by Love to Create and see what the rest the DT have been up to. 

 Susan 
x

Sunday, 26 May 2013

That Craft Place Challenge


Hello again!

It's time for a new challenge at That Craft Place

This time our theme is

Punches and Dies

Now I might not have used any punches on this card but I have kinda gone die crazy cos I've used 3.... the paper people die, the opulent oval nesties and the sentiment strips!

The paper I've used is paper that the lovely Lisa sent me in a DT pack so I don't actually know what it is - the ribbon came in the same pack.  This card has now winged it's way back down to Eastbourne for Lisa to display in her shop.




Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Crafting When We Can - Punches or Die Cuts
Challenges for Everybody - Anything Goes


Stamps
I Found My Family in A Book - Personal Impressions
Sentiment - Stampin' Up

 Colouring Medium 
Promarkers

Cardstock
From Stash

Paper
Page from an old thesaurus
Will ask Lisa

Ink
Antique Linen Distress Ink

  Embellishments 
Ribbon
Pearls


 Thanks for dropping by today, I'm off to Cumbernauld for another rugby festival with Scott and Andy is off to Hampden for the Cup Final! C'Mon Cartha and C'Mon The Hibees. 

Remember to drop by That Craft Place and see what the rest the DT have been up to. 

 Susan 
x

Happy Birthday Dad

I always think it's appropriate to share this song on my Dad's birthday, he would have been 88 today!

Saturday, 25 May 2013

Mmmmm.

Afternoon from a warm and sunny Glasgow. No, you're not hallucinating, I really did write that. I can't believe it either!

So, I'm not sure about today's card. Actually that's not true, I'd go so far as to say I actually dislike this card, sorry to hurt Bumblebee's feelings here but I feel I know you well enough to be honest!  I wanted to get her done so that I could share on Sugary Sunday on Facebook and on the Sugar Bowl....

Ho hum, onwards and upwards.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Creatalicious - For the Girls
Visible Image - Brighten Your Day

Stamps 
Bumblebee - Funky Kits

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock/Paper 
From stash

 Embellishments 

 Tools 
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

 Susan 
 x

Friday, 24 May 2013

Totally Papercrafts Challenge


Morning all, it's Friday and that means it's time for a new challenge at Totally Papercrafts

This week it's the turn of the lovely Kim to set the challenge and she has chosen the theme

Buttons

Now this is a very sad challenge at TPC because this is Kim's very last challenge with us as she is moving on to pastures new. I'm really going to miss her as will the rest of the team!

We're sponsored this week by Bearly Mine and The Ribbon Girl

And here is my, fairly simple card. I've used the swirl from the Stampin Up Baroque Motifs set to make it look like a tree and cut the hearts off the Precious Hearts die and replaced them with the buttons. Simples! And... can I let you into a wee secret.... the kraft paper... it's actually an old envelope I've  recycled/upcycled/whatever!



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Make it Monday
Crafty Boots - Celebrations
My Time To Craft - Christmas in May
Winter Wonderland - All Tied Up
Pause Dream Enjoy - Happy (Christmas)
Challenges for Everybody - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Buttons

Stamps
Baroque Motifs - Stampin Up
Contempo Christmas - Stampin Up

Card
from stash

Paper
An old envelope
Kaisercraft (maybe)

 Ink 
Old Olive - Stampin Up
Cherry Cobbler - Stampin Up

 Embellishments 
Buttons
Ribbon


 Thanks for dropping by today. The boys are off school today - and Monday and Tuesday!

Remember to drop by Totally Papercrafts and see what the rest of my lovely Teamies have been up to!

Don't forget we also have a DT Call running at TPC - closes next week. If you want to join us - further details here.

 Susan 
x

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Mid Month Inspiration for Christmas at Sweet Stampin'


Morning all.

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

A wee reminder that this month our theme is

Winter Sports

Our sponsor this month is Quixotic Paperie who are offering a £10 voucher to the winner.

Now I have to be honest, I designed this card one day while I was day dreaming when I should have been listening... oops! But I love the way he's come together.

I simply embossed some white pearlescent card and then tore some to add to the bottom to give the effect of snow. I also made poor Andy go out and buy cocktail sticks and then found the ones I had bought originally! (to be fair, he was actually out shopping anyway!)

 

Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Make It Monday
LOTV Ideas for Inspiration - Boy Oh Boy
Eureka Stamps - All White or No DSP

Stamps
Ski Jump - LOTV
No idea who made alphabet stamps

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers

Cardstock
Bazzill

  Embellishments 
Snowball Gems
Cocktail Sticks - Sainsburys
Liquid Pearls

 Tools 
Sentiment Strips - Dienamics
Circle Nesties
Big Shot

 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. 

And just remember, that's another Christmas card done, and another month nearer to Christmas!

 Susan 
x

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Crafty Sentiments Designs


Morning all. 

Thank you all for your lovely comments yesterday on *that* colour card.... the twitching has almost stopped now ;)

Now it's time for a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs

This week our theme is

Buttons

I've used He Loves Me for my card today and I've kinda gone down a hippy theme as I thought it suited the image. I do love this image and I've just this minute thought of another idea for her!



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Make it Monday
Songbird - Bloom and Grow
Paper Playtime - Buttons or Brads
Stampavie - Use Kraft
Stamping for the Weekend - Button It
Whoopsi Daisy - May Flowers

Stamps
He Loves Me - Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment - Little Yellow Bicycle

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers

Cardstock/Paper
from stash

  Embellishments 
Flowers
Buttons

 Tools 
 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by Crafty Sentiments and see what the rest the DT have been up to. 

 Susan 
x

Monday, 20 May 2013

Love to Create Challenge


Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge at Love to Create

This week our theme is

Something for the Kids

Our sponsor this week are Di's Digi Downloads, 2 Cute Ink and Yours Or Mine Papercrafts.

And here is my for today - I made this for the wee girl next door for her birthday recently. I just love this Mo Manning image, she's just fab! We'll just quickly gloss over the colour on this one shall we ;)




Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Make it Monday
Dream Valley Challenges - Animals
Whoopsie Daisy - Pretty in Pink
Card Making Mamas - Punches
Pause Dream Enjoy - Happy (blank) - birthday in this case
Chocolate Coffee Cards - Use A Number
Creative Creations - For A Child


Stamps
Talk to The Bear - Mo Manning
Alphabet Stamps - No idea what make they are

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers

Cardstock/Paper
from stash

  Embellishments 
Number Glitter Sticker from stash


 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by Love to Create and see what the rest the DT have been up to. 

 Susan 
x

Totally Papercrafts

We're looking for some new DT members over at Totally Papercrafts...

Interested?

Check out Totally Papercrafts for more details.

Susan 

Saturday, 18 May 2013

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

Doodling

This was a toughie for me - I hate doodling, it just looks silly when I try to do it!

Our sponsor this week are Sir Stampalot and Crafters Companion - check out Sweet Stampin' for more details.  Our monthly sponsor is The Ribbon Girl who are offering a £10 voucher to the monthly winner.

And this is my card. I've used the fab Max from Visible Image and gone for a monochrome look for him. You will note the minimal amount of doodling around the sentiment!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Make it Monday
Charisma Cardz - No Digis Allowed
Creative Craft - Check It Out (thought my embossing folder might count as checks...)

Stamps
Max - Visible Image
Birthday Sentiment - Stampin Up
Cool Sentiment - LOTV
Grid Stamps- Kaisercraft

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers
Flexmarkers

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

  Embellishments 
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards

 Tools 
Embossing Folder - Tim Holtz
Big Shot

 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 but don't forget to stamp now ;)

 Susan 
x

Friday, 17 May 2013

The Dambusters

*creeps in* morning, isn't this early?!

I have scheduled this post because it's what my Dad would have done - he used to stay up late on 16th May and drink a wee dram in toast to the men of 617 Squadron. 

70 years ago on the night of 16th/17th May 1943 19 specially modified Avro Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron under the command of Wing Commander Guy Gibson  took off from RAF Scampton in Lincolnshire to carry out Operation Chastise. The attack on the Mohne, Eder and Sorpe dams in the Ruhr Valley in Germany would make history and lead to the Squadron being known as the Dambusters.

Of the 19 Lancasters that left Scampton, only 9 returned - but the success of the mission was a turning point in the war. 

I saw this on my Facebook feed earlier and it seemed an appropriate photo to share - I have no idea where it came from but the page I got it from was Wear Your Poppy With Pride.




I decided to create a wee card in tribute today.. and here it is. I've used the LOTV stamp Aeroplane and I had a bit of fun with the Aeroplane itself, I coloured it green and then added some brown camo effect. I know it doesn't look anything like a Lancaster Bomber but I liked the effect.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Make it Monday
Oldie but A Goodie - Inspired by A Song (The Dambusters March)
Challenges for Everybody - Anything Goes
LOTV Ideas to Inspire - Boy Oh Boy

Stamps 
Aeroplane - LotV
Plane and Simple - Stampin Up

Colouring Medium
Copics
Promarkers
Flexmarkers

Cardstock/Paper 
From stash (that square of cloud paper has been lurking about for a while unloved, I obviously cut it for something and changed my mind!)

 Ink 
Early Espresso - Stampin Up

 Tools
Cloud Die - Dienamics
 Big Shot


Thanks for dropping by today. 

 Susan
 x

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Shh... No One Is Watching....

Morning all.

Today it's my lovely friend Yvonne's birthday, but I'm not saying how old she is ;)

The idea for this card grew as I started making it! I had a vague idea that I was going to use Wryn and I Spy and somehow have the age as something tiny in the corner.

After I'd coloured Wryn in with my pens (and glossy accented her glasses) I added some pearls to her as her buttons I was about to print off the I Spy sentiment when I thought I'd make it look like a page of a notebook.... I was also having a cuppa at the time too and decided that a cup ring mark might be a good embellishment too. I didn't want to make another cup of tea though and in a conversation with Cathy she said "ink the bottom of the cup"... so I did just that with some Vintage Photo DI! I like the effect though.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Tiddly Inks - Use A Wryn
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Fab n Funky - Your Favourite Embellishment (the pearls!)
Fussy and Fancy - Anything Goes

Stamps 
Super Spy - Tiddly Inks 
Sentiment (and number) - Ladybug Crafts Ink

Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock
Bazzill

Paper 

Ink 

 Embellishments 
Pearls

Tools 
Notebook Edge Punch - EK Success
Cup - From Kitchen

Thanks for dropping by today. 

 Susan
x

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

City Girl

Oooh it's a very long time (well, it feels like it anyway since I used a Sugar Nellie stamp) but I made this for an 18th birthday at the weekend.  I just couldn't decide what stamp to use and I had started colouring in another image while I was at the Crafty Cabin but it just wasn't working for me and Cass suggested using one of the Simply Sassy images and this one jumped out and hit me in the face and said "use me"... well, not quite but it did speak to me more than the original choice did!

I coloured her in with my pens and cut her out using one of the 5x7 Nesties, added some swirls and some bling and she was done. I was trying to get an 18 on there too but I think that would have been a step too far.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Make it Monday
Oldie but A Goodie - Inspired by A Song (Don't Stop Believing - Journey (yes, I know it was a City Boy and not a City Girl but I can't stop singing the song every time I look at this!))
Crafty Boots - Celebrations

Stamps 
City Girl - Funky Kits

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock
from stash

Paper 
Bo Bunny from stash (and it's been in there for a very long time!)

Embellishments 

 Tools 
Swirly - Sizzix
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. Susan x

Monday, 13 May 2013

Love to Create Challenge


Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge at Love to Create

This week our theme is

Flowers, Flowers and More Flowers

Our sponsor this week is Sassy Studio.

I've gone for something a little different today... I decided to go with the Wicked Witch and give her black and green flowers cos I didn't want to do just a pretty card with lots of flowers.  She's very much been created with scraps from the scrap box too, poor little witch!

I stamped round the edge of the witch with a grungy flourish from a Tim Holtz set of stamps that I think I have used once before. I know. Shocking eh?!



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Make It Monday
Card Mania - Flower Power
Lexi's Creations - Black and White plus one
Mema's Craft - Anything Goes
Songbird - Bloom and Grow

Stamps
Wicked Witch - Sassy Studio
Grungy Flourish from Tim Holtz set

 Colouring Medium 
Cardstock
from stash

Paper
Bo Bunny (from stash box)

  Embellishments 
Enchanted sentiment cut from Bo Bunny paper
Flowers


  Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by Love to Create and see what the rest the DT have been up to. 

 Susan 
x

Sunday, 12 May 2013

That Craft Place Challenge

Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge at That Craft Place

This time our theme is

For A Man

Now normally I don't struggle with men/boy cards but this time I just didn't know what I was going to do and I had vague ideas about a lot of things and then I hit on the idea of doing a canvas. I used a friend as my inspiration as he's just got a new job and will be moving away - although I must add that he looks nothing like Edward!

I stamped round the corners of the grey card and the grey paper with a kind of grungy flourish from Stemplegelde - was wishing I had had the Visible Image grunge flourish to do it with... maybe next month! 

I printed some of the lyrics from the Pink Floyd song Breathe and grunged the edges of that too. Perhaps Edward himself could have done with a spot of grunging too but it's a bit late now!!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Delicious Doodles - Anything But a Card
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes


Stamps
Edward - Visible Image
Inspire Sentiment - Visible Image
Grungy Flourish - Stemplegelde

 Colouring Medium 
Flexmarkers

Cardstock
Basic Grey - Stampin Up

Paper
from the Gorjuss Girls Set - Docrafts

 Tools 
Label Nesties
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by That Craft Place and see what the rest the DT have been up to. 

 Susan 
x

Friday, 10 May 2013

Crafty Sentiment Designs New Release Blog Hop

Hello again and welcome to the Crafty Sentiments New Release Blog Hop.

You should have come to me via the lovely Jac. And here is my card, this is Primrose the Mermaid. I've coloured her hair to look like Ariel and I even created a little fish to look like her little friend Flounder! You'll note the table decorations have made a reappearance, so useful for bubbles :) 


There will be prize during the bloghop of a selection of the new stamps. However, to qualify for the prize you need to leave a comment on the 8th /9th /10th on the Inspirational blog and become a follower
You also have to visit and leave a comment on all participating blogs on the 10th, so grab yourself a cuppa and start hopping!

I've printed the whole blog hop list below just in case you get lost but I'm now going to hand you over to Celine who has another fabby project for you to see. 





Blog hop List



Have fun hopping!

Susan
xx

Challenges I'd Like to Enter
ABC Challenge - M for Make it Sparkle
Allsorts - Add Some Sparkle
Creative Card Crew - Add Some Bling
Copic Marker Europe - Girls Aloud
DRS Designs - Circles

Stamps 
Primrose the Mermaid - Crafty Sentiments

Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers

Cardstock/Paper 
From stash

Embellishments 
Table Decorations - Balloons Around Scotland
Stickles (for her mirror)

Tools
Bubble Die - Dienamics
Circle Nestie
Beaded Circle Nestie
Fish and Fronds from a Sizzix Die
Big Shot




Totally Papercrafts Challenge


Morning all, it's Friday and that means it's time for a new challenge at Totally Papercrafts. This week it's the turn of the lovely Carol to set the challenge and she has chosen the theme

Clean and Simple

We're sponsored this week by Delicious Doodles.

And here is my card... I did try an experiment with something else I'd seen on Pinterest but it looked rubbish so it went in the bin!

Very simple card but I like it.




Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Stash It
Cute Card Thursday - Something Blue
Southern Girls - You Can Say That Again
MAWTT - CAS
Paper Playtime - Embossing
Perfect Sentiment - Dry Embossing

Stamps
Life - Tim Holtz

Cardstock/Paper
From Stash

 Ink 
Not Quite Navy - Stampin Up

  Tools 
Embossing Folder
Umbrella Die - Marianne Designs
Cuttlebug

Remember to drop by Totally Papercrafts and see what the rest of my lovely Teamies have been up to and let's see those CAS creations.

Pop back in a wee while for the Crafty Sentiments Blog Hop.

 Susan 
x

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...