Thursday, 31 October 2013

Moving Along With the Times Challenge


Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge at Moving Along With the Times.

This week our theme is

No Designer Paper
So we want you to NOT USE any papers for this week's challenge... 
you can create your own patterned background using distress inks or stamps, or you could layer up card, emboss card, use die cuts, images etc. anything as long as NO PAPERS!!

And here is my card. I was asked to make a Christening card earlier in the year and wanted a classic look for the card so I simply used the Regal Frame embossing folder as my base. I've used the Mo Manning digi for the image which I've cut out using Floral Ovals, some Memory Box Precious hearts, pearls, ribbon and we're done. Perfect for the occasion.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter


Stamps
Christening - Mo Manning

 Colouring Medium 
 Embellishments 
Ribbon
Pearls


 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by MAWTT and see what the rest of Team B have been up to. 

 Susan 
x

Monday, 28 October 2013

Love to Create Challenge


Morning all.

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

This week our theme is

Hallowe'en

Our sponsor this week is Stamp Fairy.

And this is it for the year, the last Hallowe'en card. Thank goodness for that! It's almost as bad as doing pink!



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Barry - Stamp Fairy
Pumpkin and Bats - Little Yellow Bicycle

 Colouring Medium 
Cardstock

Paper
Bo Bunny

 Embellishments 
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards
Bat from Cricut cart

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, 27 October 2013

That Craft Place Challenge


Morning all.

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

This time our theme is

Hallowe'en

I have made a hanging - using a paper plate!! Using large circle nesties I cut a circular band to go round the outside of the plate. To cover I cut lots of Marianne Designs rolled flowers. The bats and the ghosts were cut using the Cricut and the webs are a Cheery Lynn die. The netting is from a bag of oranges (or something) and you can't actaully see it from the photo I don't think but I actually used the dried glue stringy lines as dust... I could have used actual dust I suppose but I quite liked the glue effect!



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

 Embellishments 
Paper Plate - Some Supermarket or Other
Netting - Some Supermarket or Other
Dried strings of glue
Black Ribbon


 Tools 
Rolled Flower Dies (Plain and Scalloped) - Marianne Designs
Spiders Web Corner Die - Cheery Lynn
Ghost - cut from Cricut cart
Bat - cut from Cricut cart
Circle - Grand Nestabilities
 Cricut
Grand Calibur

All items available (unless otherwise stated)
from That Craft Place - if Lisa and Danny don't have something in stock they'd be happy to order it for you.

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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

Come and join and us at That Craft Place, we're a friendly bunch and you can browse lots of lovely goodies in the Facebook group and show us your makes in the Chat group.

That Craft Place shop


x

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Rockin' (but not around the Christmas Tree)

Afternoon from a very wet and windy Glasgow. Now I was supposed to be having some peace and quiet this afternoon with all the boys going through to Edinburgh for the Hibs v Aberdeen game but sadly Scott didn't feel up to it so Andy went by himself and the boys stayed here! To be honest, if the weather is as rubbish through there as it is here I'm glad Scott didn't go.

So I went to the SECC on Thursday for the craft show and went back again today (but only very briefly as I had the boys) - and I was really inspired when I came home on Thursday but was out Thursday night so wasn't able to do very much.  Last night was Crafty Night and I got to the Cabin and was completely lacking in any inspiration :( 

This is a card my friend asked me to make for her kids to give to their Dad.  It's quite hard making a card for other kids' parents - I know what Andy and the boys like but it's harder knowing what other folk like!

Anyway, this is what I came up with. I used the Kenny K Anime Rocker stamp and teamed it with the Dienamics tshirt and I found a wee guitar in some stash I bought at the SECC in March. 


Stamps 
Anime Rocker - Kenny K

 Colouring Medium

 Cardstock/Paper
From stash

Embellishments 
Guitar - Easy Peasy Crafts

 Tools 

 Thanks for dropping by today. I'm off to look for inspiration.... on Pinterest. See you a week on Thursday lol ;) 


Friday, 25 October 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 my turn to set the challenge and I have chosen the theme

No Squares Allowed.

We're sponsored this week by Squigglefly.

Now I was full of lots of grand plans for this card (which I might still use so not telling what they were!) but I was at the SECC for the craft fair yesterday and by the time I left just after 2 I still hadn't actually made a card! So I came home with the intention of getting a card made before Craig got back from school as Scott goes to afterschool today. However, just as I had made myself a cup of tea the phone rang and it was the school saying that Scott wasn't well and could I go for him. They were worried cos he was crying and the girls in the office remarked that he must be unwell as he's not a child to make much of a fuss and they'd never seen a Moffatt boy up at the office unwell!

So I went for Scott, gave him some medicine and he settled down on the couch with a blanket and promptly fell asleep so I had my chance to get a card done! I used a new set of stamps I had bought from Inkylicious and as I have borrowed the lovely Sandra's circle Nesties I decided to make use of them and make a circle card. 

I cut two circles (and scored the back one to enable the card to stand). I stamped round the edge with the wee wishy* stamp and used the big wishy image which I stamped first and then stamped again without reinking and then stamped the sentiment on the side. Simples!

*yes, I know that's not their real name but that's what they're called here!




Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Cardstock
from stash

Ink 
Island Lagoon - Stampin Up


 Thanks for dropping by today.

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




Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Mid Month Inspiration for Christmas at Sweet Stampin'


Morning all.

I'm here with some mid-month inspiration for Christmas At Sweet Stampin'

A wee reminder that this month our theme is

Card For a Male

Our sponsor this month is My Mum's Craft Shop.

I decided to try something a wee bit different - instead of just doing the front of the card I cut a whole section off the front and decorated the inside instead!

I'm not sure this is going to be a card for either of the boys but I wanted to make sure the card I did was specifically for a male!



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Santa's List - Stampin Up
Ticket - Tim Holtz
Son - from a Docrafts set

Cardstock
Brown Sugar - Stampin Up
Cherry Cobbler - Stampin Up

Paper
 Ink 
Early Espresso - Stampin Up

 Embellishments 
Pearls

 Tools 

 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!

x

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Addicted to Pain....

No, don't worry, I'm not actually in pain. I was just reliving memories of last night! Went to see Alter Bridge at the Hydro last night who also had Shinedown and Halestorm on the programme. It was a fab night :) 

A few weeks ago I was asked to make a gothic wedding card for a couple who had got married in New Orleans. Well I was stumped! No idea what constituted a gothic wedding card - apart from maybe red black and purple... I looked for some images but I didn't like anything I saw and I was tempted to use the Tiddly Inks couple but give her a red or purple dress. Then I decided to abandon the idea of an image completely and make a card that looked like a corset. As you do ;)

I made a criss cross card and the insert just has the names of the couple and the date of their wedding. 

Anyway, I have it on good authority the couple loved their card so that's the main thing!




And I couldn't leave you tonight without sharing some Alter Bridge with you - the new single Addicted to Pain :) 

   

Thanks for dropping by today.


Monday, 21 October 2013

Love to Create Challenge


Morning all.

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

This week our theme is

ATC Cards

Now remember that ATC cards are 2.5in by 3.5in which is what we're looking for this week - no cheating and putting an ATC on a card!


Our sponsor this week is A Day for Daisies.

This is mine. My first ATC. Not my favourite thing I've ever done. Almost as bad as pink!



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps

Poinsettia Bloom - ADFD
Sentiment - Unknown

 Colouring Medium 
Copics


 Embellishments 
Tiny Black Gems

 Tools 
Holly Flourish - Cheery Lynn
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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

x

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Dream Valley Challenges


Hello again. Please scroll down for my Hobbycutz DT card.

It's time for a new challenge at Dream Valley Challenges

This fortnight our theme is

Hallowe'en

I don't do Hallowe'en so these challenges are always a struggle for me so I went with something a little different - I used a set of Waltzing Mouse stamps (which are really meant for Christmas) but coloured the candy canes in in Hallowe'eny type colours. Then I found the Paper Smooches You Rock sentiment and it made me laugh so I decided to put them together!


Stamps
Jar - Waltzing Mouse
Candy Cane - Waltzing Mouse
Sentiment - Paper Smooches
Spider - Molly Blooms

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

 Embellishments 
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards

 Tools
Spiders Web Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by Dream Valley and see what the rest the DT have been up to. 


Hobbycutz Challenge

Hello again! 

It's time for a new challenge at Hobbycutz

This week our theme is

Anything But a Card/Home Decoration

We're sponsored this week by Hobbycutz and Crafty Sentiments.

I've used Kaye for my project and I've made it in to a notebook. It was going to be a shopping list notebook but as I never actually use a shopping list it's just a notebook now.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Kaye - Crafty Sentiments

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock/Paper
from stash

 Embellishments 
Butterfly - Hobbycutz
Bird (which fell off a corner swirl) - Hobbycutz

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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


x

17 Years Ago

My beloved Dad died. I can't believe it's been that long. There isn't a day goes by when I don't think of him.

I was going to do a scrapbook page for today but I just ran out of energy yesterday, so here are a couple of photos instead.

Dad is the one on the left in this photo. Under the bunnet which is clearly too big for him. I'm not sure who the other two children are though.


And this is probably one of the last photos I have of him.


Back soon with my Hobbycutz DT card.





Saturday, 19 October 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

Monster Birthday

Our sponsor this week is Sir Stampalot and our monthly sponsor is The Ribbon Girl who are offering a £10 voucher to the monthly winner.

I have gone along the theme of having monsters on my card. I cased this from something I saw on Pinterest - stupidly I saw it but didn't actually pin it so I don't actually know whose card it was!



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Penny Black
Stampin Up

Cardstock
from stash

 Embellishments 
Googly Eyes


 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, don't forget to stamp now ;)

 Susan 
x

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Moving Along With the Times Challenge


Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge at Moving Along With the Times.

This week our theme is
.
Christmas Cuties

I bought this image last year and although I printed him out, I never actually got round to using him so when I saw this challenge I knew immediately that I'd use him for this!



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Jude Cookies for Santa - Simply Betty
Grunge Sentiment - LotV
Sentiment - Stampin' Up

 Colouring Medium
Copics 

Cardstock/Paper
from stash

 Embellishments 
Fake snow - Hobbycraft

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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

 Susan 
x

Sugar Bowl Challenge


Morning all. It's time for a new challenge over at the Sugar Bowl.


One lucky winner of this challenge gets to choose  4 pieces of super sweet Sugar Nellie rubber candy
(or 6 pieces, if there are over 100 entries)
from

image

Make a card or other craft project using a Sugar Nellie image and this prize could be yours….

This month we're trying something a little different and we'd like you to use your First Sugar Nellie

Now I'm not entirely sure that Little Miss Attitude was my very first but she's certainly among the first. I just love her. 

This is the last of the cards I made for my friend's daughter and this one was the one for her sister to give her. 

This card just kind of grew and grew. First I decided to use Little Miss A with the cupcake card and the sentiment (cos it reminded me of Eve!) and then I decided I'd emboss the top of the cupcake to make it look like icing, then I thought I'd make a paper case for the cupcake and finally I decided on two sorts of ribbon! You'll be pleased to hear that the card went down very well with both Eve and her sister :) 


Challenges I'd Like to Enter


 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock
From stash

 Embellishments 
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Cupcake Card Blank - Craftwork Cards
Ribbon

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by The Sugar Bowl and see what the rest the Sweeties have been up to. 

Susan 
x

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Delightful Challenges GDT

Hello!

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be chosen as a winner on Delightful Challenges and I was delighted to be asked to do a wee GDT slot for today.

I got to choose an image to use and as I was looking through them I came across Super Scottie! Well, I just had to didn't I?

I even broke out the Cricut for this card to cut the cityscape! 


Stamps 
Super Scottie - Digital Delights
Sentiment - Ladybug Crafts Ink

 Colouring Medium
Promarkers

 Cardstock/Paper 
From stash

Tools
Paper Dolls Dress Up Cart - Cricut 
Circle Punch and Post It for a mask for the moon!

Thanks for dropping by today. Susan x

Monday, 14 October 2013

Love to Create Challenge

Morning all.

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

This week our theme is a sketch



Our sponsors this week are Sassy Studio and Fresh Brewed Designs.

I've used a Fresh Brewed Designs image for my card - he's called Cookies for Santa. Isn't he fab?!



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Cookies For Santa - Fresh Brewed Designs
Sentiment - Unknown (packaging lost)
Gingerbread Man - Molly Blooms

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock
from stash

Paper
LotV

  Embellishments 
Bakers Twine
Gold Glamour Dust
Ribbon

 Tools 
Holly Embossing Folder
Gingerbread Men Die - Memory Box


All items available (unless otherwise stated)
from That Craft Place - if Lisa and Danny don't have something in stock they'd be happy to order it for you.

 Thanks for dropping by today - if everything has gone to plan and this has published as scheduled we're off to Blackpool til Friday. Worry not though, I'll be popping up through the week with some more posts!

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

 Susan 
x

Sunday, 13 October 2013

That Craft Place Challenge

Morning all.

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

This time our theme is

Think Pink

*shudders*

Scott went to a birthday party recently and this is the card I made for the wee girl whose party it was. I'm told she's pink and girly so hoping it suited her.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Harriet - Crafty Sentiments
Sentiment - Stampin' Up

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock/Paper
from stash (but might be MME)

 Embellishments 
Flowers
White Pearls - coloured with Copics
Ribbon
Stickles


All items available (unless otherwise stated) from That Craft Place - if Lisa and Danny don't have something in stock they'd be happy to order it for you.

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

Come and join and us at That Craft Place, we're a friendly bunch and you can browse lots of lovely goodies in the Facebook group and show us your makes in the Chat group.

That Craft Place shop


 Susan 
x

Friday, 11 October 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 my turn to set the challenge and I have chosen the theme

1 Image, 2 Papers, 3 Embellishments

We're sponsored this week by Saturated Canary and Krista gave the DT some images to play with.

I've used Muriel for my card. I must admit although I set this challenge, it was  a real challenge to me. I wanted to stick so much more on the card but I decided to go with the die cuts as my embellishments!



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Muriel - Saturated Canary
Sentiment - LotV

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock
from stash

Paper
MME


 Thanks for dropping by today.

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

 Susan 
x

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Splat!

Hello! 

Thought I'd pop by this evening - I'm not at the Crafty Cabin tonight as I had a meeting to go to so I actually went yesterday afternoon. Got loads done (still loads to do though before we go away on Monday). Have I mentioned we're off to Blackpool on Monday for half term?! Looking forward to it.

This is one of the cards I made for Scott's friend - this one is from her Mum and Dad. I showed Lynne the image and she thought it was perfect for Eve! Two of Eve's favourite colours are yellow and green so that's what I went with and when I was putting the 8 on the card I thought that the flower punch looked like a big splat and as she's aiming at something.....


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Challenges 4 Everybody
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Anything Goes
Make it Monday

Stamps 
Agent Popcorn Aiming - Little Miss Muffett Stamps
Sentiment - Penny Back

 Colouring Medium 

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

Embellishments 
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards

 Tools 
Boss O Number - Sizzix
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by tonight. 

 Susan 
 x

Monday, 7 October 2013

Love to Create Challenge



Morning all.

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

This week our theme is

Breast Cancer Awareness/Pink

Our sponsors this week Eureka Stamps and Stamp Art by Kathryne.

I've used a Eureka stamp for my card (Not a Day).


Stamps
Not A Day - Eureka Stamps

 Cardstock/Paper
from stash

 Embellishments 
Ribbon
Gem

 Tools 
5x7 Detailed Scalloped Nesties
Exotic Medium Butterfly Die - Cheery Lynn

 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, 6 October 2013

Dream Valley Challenge


Afternoon all. 

This is my second post for today - please scroll down for my Hobbycutz card.

It's time for a new challenge at Dream Valley Challenges

This fortnight our theme is

Buttons

Our sponsor this fortnight is Freckled Fawn.

Now this is the other card that I mentioned that didn't finish up how I had planned - and this is sooooo completely different from what I did plan to do it's incredible - for a start I wasn't doing a card. However, I might use my plan another day so I'll keep it as a surprise.

This is the first of 3 cards that I made for Scott's friend - the others were from her mum and dad and one from her sister - I shall be sharing those through the week.

So you'll note I haven't any *actual* buttons on my card but I've used button paper, I've cut circles out and made them look like buttons and I've used card candy and put little dots also to make them look like buttons so I think I've got this challenge covered even without a button!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Challenges 4 Everybody 

Stamps
Pippa - Little Miss Muffet Stamps
Sentiment - LotV

 Colouring Medium 
Copics


Cardstock
from stash

Paper
MME

 Embellishments 
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards
Raffia

Tools
Circle Nesties
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by Dream Valley and see what the rest the DT have been up to. 

 Susan 
x

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'...