Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Wet and Windy Wednesday

Morning all.

Not a terribly great photo this morning - think it was probably too bright when I took the photo... yeah, I know too bright eh!?

This is almost the same card as I made before but I was asked to do another one with purple hair and to get Black Veil Brides somewhere on it... 

I did have a few ideas but then I got the flu so the card became a little simpler than I had anticipated. 

One of the gifts that Santa brought me for Christmas was the Dienamics Masculine TShirt Die and Sentiment set so it was perfect to get BVB on, which I printed off on the computer and then lined up to cut the t shirt out with. On reflection perhaps the female t shirt would have been better but never mind. One to add to the list (as long as I can buy it by itself as I'm not so sure I'd ever use the female sentiments!)

Anyway, the birthday girl liked it so that's all that matters :) 



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Papercrafting Journey - For A Girl
Die Cutting Divas - Anything Goes

Stamps 
Vikki Lee Vicious - Kenny K
You Rock Sentiment - from Dienamics set

Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers

Cardstock/Paper 
From Stash

Embellishments 
Pearls from stash

Tools 
Masculine Graphic T Shirt Set
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Hugs. 
Susan xxx

Monday, 28 January 2013

Love to Create Challenge

Morning all, Monday again. Doesn't that come round quick? AND we're nearly at the end of January, goodness, it'll be Christmas before we know it ;)

It's time for a new challenge at Love to Create and this week our theme is

Anything Goes With A Sentiment

So an easy one this week but remember your sentiment.

We're sponsored this week by Stamp Fairy who were kind enough to give the DT some images to play with.

I've used Mimi and Teddy for my card as I thought she was very sweet and I had the perfect sentiment stamp to go with her. Unfortunately when I went to make the card, I couldn't find the sentiment stamp! It's an old Penny Black stamp which says "How Do You Wrap A Hug". However I went looking through my stash and found this sentiment from a set of Docrafts stamps with Wellington Bear and thought it was even more perfect.



Challenges I'd Like To Enter
Make it Monday
Tuesday Throwdown - Furry Friends
Digi Galore - Teddy Bears Picnic
Red Carpet Studio - Ted
Simply Create - Anything Goes
Challenges for Everybody - Anything Goes

Stamps 
Mimi and Teddy - Stamp Fairy
Sentiment - Docrafts

Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers

Cardstock
Kraft from stash

Paper
Boho Chic - First Edition

 Embellishments
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards

Tools 
Oval Nesties
Big Shot

Thanks for dropping by today. Remember to pop over to Love to Create to see the rest of the inspiration the DT have left for you.

 Hugs. Susan xxx

Saturday, 26 January 2013

One Stop Craft Challenge

Hello again. Please scroll down for my Sweet Stampin' DT card.

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

Sparkle and Bling

We're sponsored this week by A Day For Daisies who let the DT choose some images to play with. 

I went with My Wedding Dress and made a simple(ish) card.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes with the option of Flowers
Happy Campers Craft Collective - Use Something Digital and Flowers
Inky Impressions - Celebrate

Stamps 
My Wedding Dress - A Day For Daisies
Sentiment - Stampin Up

Colouring Medium 
Flexmarker

Cardstock
Bashful Blue - Stampin Up
Diamond White - The Papeterie

Embellishments 
Gems and Flowers from stash

 Tools 
DVine Swirls Embossing Folder 
Cuttlebug


Thanks for dropping by today. Remember to pop by OSCC to check out the rest of the sparkly inspiration the DT have left for you!

 Hugs. 
 Susan xxx

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

A very good morning to you all. So yesterday we saw some snow here... combined with rain right enough!

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

Ribbons

And you know me, I do like to be that little bit different so I decided not to go down the girly route but to go for a boy card instead! I've had this Simply Betty image printed off for ages but he's been lying in a box unloved and I came across him when I was looking for something else and decided to go with him, just to show that you can use ribbon on a boy card!

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



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Papertake - Tie Up Your Loose Ends
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Use A Digi
Allsorts - Masculine

Stamps 
Jude (can't remember what he was called though and I think he's been discontinued!)- Simply Betty
Every Day Grunge Sentiments - LOTV

 Colouring Medium
Promarkers
Copics 

Cardstock
Kraft from stash

Paper 
Bo Bunny

 Embellishments 
Brown Mesh Ribbon - That Craft Place
Fabric Ribbon - from stash
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards


Oh, and Strictly.... One word, three syllables FAB-U-LOUS!! Denise and James won beating Louis and Ola into second place. I'm not sure how many of their votes came from James being bare chested and wearing a kilt for their fabulous Charleston ;)

Remember to pop by the Sweet Stampin' blog to see the rest of the ribbony inspiration the Sweeties have left for you and perhaps even join in. You must have ribbon lurking about in your stash.... but don't forget to stamp!

I will be back shortly with my One Stop DT card.

 Susan xxx

Friday, 25 January 2013

A Spot of Clearing Up

No, not in the house - on the desktop of the laptop. And I discovered some cards that I haven't shared yet!

I was asked for a christening card and was stuck for an image until Cass discovered that she had one of the LOTV squares with the little baby in his/her christening robe!

I even cut the card into the shape of a church window. Clever eh?!



Cardstock/Paper 
From stash

Embellishments 
Flowers and leaves from stash

 Tools 
Fancy Square Nestie - Spellbinders
Fancy Tag Nestie - Spellbinders
XXL Window Die - Go Kreate

 Thanks for dropping by today. I'm off to see Strictly Live tonight so I am in keeping with today's Totally Papercrafts theme.....

Hugs. 
 Susan xxx

Totally Papercrafts Challenge

Morning all. It's time for a new challenge at Totally Papercrafts and this time it's the turn of the lovely Sue to set the theme and she has chosen

Let's Dance

No card from me today though as this week it's Team B's turn to provide your inspiration. 

When I saw the theme I thought that I'd never have been able to do a card for this but it's easier than you think and I might actually have a go ;) (not sure why I was trying to make it more complicated than it actually is). Have a look at the blog to see the inspiration from Team B and you'll see what I mean.

So, couples dancing, ballet dancers, morris dancers.... let's see those dancing cards. 

Might be back later with a card. 

Hugs. 
 Susan xxx

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Mid Month Inspiration

Morning all - we're half way through our first challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and myself and some of the rest of the DT are bringing you some mid month inspiration for the challenge.

Just a wee reminder - the theme this month is 

Cold and Frosty

and no, it's still not frosty or snowy here, cold yes but nothing else!

We're sponsored by My Mum's Craft Shop who are giving the winner a £10 voucher to spend in store... now I don't know about you but I could certainly spend it ;)

And here's my card. I've used a couple of stamps for this. I used the Penny Black Snowy and Hedgie stamp which I masked and then used my Inkylicious Tree stamp. You can't actually see from the photo but I did use Glamour Dust on the trees and round about the snowman and hedgehog.  

After I'd finished the card I noticed what sentiment I had used.... Warm Winter Wishes.... for a cold and frosty challenge..... Never mind, I'm sure no one will notice and everything else about the card suggests cold and frosty!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Cards and More - Ice and Snow
Cupcake Craft - Make a Scene
CRAFT - Christmas in January
Penny Black - January Blues

Stamps 
Snowy and Hedgie - Penny Black
The Coppice - Inkylicious
Sentiment - Whimsy Stamps

Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock
Night of Navy - Stampin Up
Bashful Blue - Stampin Up

Paper 
Bo Bunny

Embellishments 
Glamour Dust
Fake Snow
Snowball Gems

Tools
Snowflake Die - Sizzix
Big Shot

Thanks for dropping by today. Remember to pop over to Christmas at Sweet Stampin' to see the rest of my fabby teamies have left for you.

Hugs. Susan xxx

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Creative Craft Challenges

Morning all. It's time for a new challenge over at Creative Craft Challenges and this time our theme is 

Bling it Up

So go wild with your bling! We want to see it. We also have a Facebook group and if you want to join us over there too we'd love to see you.

We're sponsored this time by Dustin Pike.

My card is actually one that I made last year but hadn't got round to sharing and when I saw this week's challenge I decided it would be perfect for this occasion. 

I actually made the "blingy" 18 by cutting out the numbers using the Sizzix Boss O numbers and sticking on some bling that I got from That Craft Place. I was quite pleased with it!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
ABC Challenges - Birthday
Bunny Zoe - Anything Goes
Created With Love - Anything Goes
My Craft Spot - Bling
Whoopsi Daisy - Use A Digi
Use Your Stuff - Birthday (paper is from an old Craftwork Cards pack that I got from a friend when she was clearing out her stuff, just knew I could put it to good use!)

Stamps 
Double Take - Saturated Canary

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers

Cardstock/Paper 
From Stash

Embellishments 
Ribbon from Stash
Bling - That Craft Place

Tools 
Boss O Numbers - Sizzix
Label Nesties
Big Shot

Thanks for dropping by today. Remember of course to pop by Creative Craft Challenges to see the shiny inspiration the DT have left for you.

Hugs. Susan xxx

Monday, 21 January 2013

Love to Create Challenge

Morning all, how are things where you are? Still snowy? As I write this we have still escaped the snow.... but having lived in Scotland my whole life I know that one day when the rest of the country is basking in glorious sunshine the snow will arrive!

It's time for a new challenge over at Love to Create. Unfortunately I missed a couple of challenges while I was ill but the girls were very lovely and very understanding. Love ya! 

So what's the challenge theme this week... Well, it's 

Your 3 Favourite Colours

We're sponsored this week by Di's Digi Downloads and Stamped Art by Kathryne.

Now when I started thinking about this card I actually thought blue would feature but it hasn't oddly enough I've gone for Red, White and Kraft. Maybe if I made another card these wouldn't be my 3 favourites but they were at the time when I made this one :) 


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
That Craft Place - Something New
By The Cute and Girly - Cute and Girly
Cards Galore - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Sweet and Sassy - Anything Goes


Stamps 
Latte - Saturated Canary
Grunge Sentiments - Lili of the Valley

Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers

Cardstock
Kraft

Paper 
Home for Christmas - Papermania

Embellishments 
Pearls from Stash

Tools 
Fancy Label Nesties
Cuttlebug

And another wee thing about Love to Create it's our birthday soon and we'd love it if you could join us for our birthday celebrations! We've got loads of prizes on offer that week.



Thanks for dropping by today. Remember to drop by the Love to Create blog to see the rest of the inspiration the DT have left using their favourite colours. And you must have favourite colours, why not join in!

Hugs. Susan xxx

Saturday, 19 January 2013

One Stop Craft Challenge

Morning all - I hope if it's been snowing where you are that it's not too painful for you ;) For me snow is fine as long as it's on a Christmas card so fingers crossed it stays that way here.

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

Thank You

And here is my card. I've kept it very simple - although I did go through a lot of permutations of what I could do in my head it ended up being a very simple card.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Card Makin' Mama's - Clean and Simple
Allsorts - Flower Power

Stamps 
Crinkles Daisy Framed - Dilly Beans
Sentiment - Stampin Up

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Promarkers

Cardstock
Elegant Eggplant - Stampin Up

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

Hugs. 
 Susan xxx

Friday, 18 January 2013

Totally Papercrafts Challenge

Well hello there....

It's been a while hasn't it. Would love to say that I'm completely fighting fit but I'm not. Seems to be a long slow process but I think I'm getting there.

It's time for a new challenge over at Totally Papercrafts and this time it's the turn of our lovely Carol to choose the theme. (but before I tell you what it is - just in case you haven't been over to Totally Papercrafts this year we've split into two teams so I'll only be posting a card once a fortnight although I will still tell you what the theme is!)

This week our theme is

Embossing of Any Kind

And I took the easy way out... ish and used an embossing folder! If I had been feeling a little more like crafting I might have broken out the heat gun and some embossing powders!

 So for the first card I have made in 2013 it's ****. You can blame Cathy for that who having made a **** card herself challenged me to to do the same!

I've used one of the new Vintage Adorables from Sugar Nellies, lovely Alicia - isn't she just gorgeous - and I've gone for quite a simple card. Break myself in gently...


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
The Sugar Bowl
Card Mania - Oh So Girly
Sugar Nellie Blog - Share your Vintage Adorable
Crafting for All Seasons - Something New (the image)
Divas by Design - Make it Girly
Allsorts - Dies/Punches
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes



Stamps 
Alicia - Funky Kits

 Colouring Medium 
Copics/Promakers

Cardstock/Paper 
From stash
Embellishments 
Ribbon and Buttons from stash

 Tools 
Large Octagon Nesties
Big Shot

Thanks for dropping by today. Remember to pop over to Totally Papercrafts to see the rest of the inspiration my teamies have left for you - I can tell you they're all fab!

Hugs. Susan xxx

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Pesky Flu

I just wanted to check in and let you know that I appear to still be alive but have been laid very low with the flu.

Hopefully back to normal very soon. I miss you!

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 I'...