Monday, 29 September 2014

Golf and Brides

Morning. 

It's Monday, but it's a holiday Monday here so the boys are off school and Andy and I are both off work.

A great day was had yesterday at the Ryder Cup. And I have to be honest, I was glued to it too - it was very exciting (and I don't even like golf) watching Europe retain the Ryder Cup.

So this is today's card. My friend asked me to make a card for her sister and partner who were having their civil ceremony last weekend in Millport. I decided to go with an A5 card for a change and rather than stamping an image I just used lots of dies, flowers and pearls and a computer generated sentiment.  I did stamp the background though using Bronte Script from Visible Image.



Stamps 
Bronte Script - Visible Image

  Paper 
MME

Embellishments 
Ribbon
Pearls
Flowers

 Tools 
Heart Nesties
Large Flourish - Cheery Lynn

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Sunday, 28 September 2014

Yawn!

Hello! 

I have been trying to write this blog post for hours. Somehow I kept getting distracted so here I am now. Andy has gone to bed as he's up early in the morning as he's off to the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles - there is great excitement* about this.

*not from me

It's been a busy old day - went through to Edinburgh for a craft show - got lots of lovely new dies to play with but came home and didn't bother playing with them as I watched Strictly and Doctor Who instead! Love Saturday night TV in Autumn.

So, to today's card - my friend Debs asked me to do a baby boy card like one I had done before and while it's similar to one I had done it's not quite the same. I love this little baby image from LotV. I think next time I'll paper piece the blanket too - maybe!



Stamps 
Baby - LotV
Sentiments - LotV

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Paper
From stash

 Embellishments 
Card Candy
Ribbon

 Tools 
Star Circle Nesties
Balloon die - Elizabeth Designs


 Thanks for dropping by today.


Saturday, 27 September 2014

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Morning all, it's Saturday and that means it's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin'. 

Yes, I know it's a Team Abi week but I couldn't resist as this week our theme is
Just For Men

Our sponsor this week are Yours and Mine Papercraft.

I love these Penny Black bears and I was delighted at an excuse to get them inked up again. This is a card for my friend's daughter to give her son and I usually always have a rugby theme running through the card but I decided this year not to use a rugby player - although I bought one earlier in the year with this card in mind but the wee bears are actually holding the letters edged with the Cartha colours! And look, doodling too.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Bears - Penny Black
Alphabet - Penny Black

Colouring Medium
Copics


 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by Sweet Stampin' and see what the rest of the Team Abi Sweeties have been up to! Perhaps you could have a go yourself, don't forget to stamp now ;)



Thursday, 25 September 2014

We're Back!

Hello. Again! This is my third post of the day so if you're looking for MAWTT or Charisma then please scroll down.

Sad news about Charisma today but today's good news is that the Sugar Bowl is back and we have some fab new teamies just itching to get started.

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.

It's Anything Goes but remember the Sugar Nellie image - (that's essential!)

This is a card I made for my friend. She loves Texts from the Dog and when I saw this new SN image Texting I knew it would be perfect to team with a little Text from the Dog printout (which I coloured with Copics!)



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Texting - Funky Kits
Sentiments - Paper Smooches

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

 Tools 
Scalloped Rectangle Nestie 
Stitched Rectangles - MFT

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by The Sugar Bowl and see what the rest the Sweeties have been up to and welcome our new Sweeties on board too.



Moving Along With the Times Challenge


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

This week our theme is

A simple 3-2-1 recipe:
1 Image
2 Papers
3 Colours 

My friend asked me to make a card for her friend's son as he had just become a new big brother so I decided to use this fabby monkey image from Digi Stamp Boutique.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Funtime Monkey Set - Digi Stamp Boutique.

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

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



Charisma Cardz Challenge

Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge at Charisma Cardz.

This week our theme is

Anything But a Card

We're sponsored by The Paper Shelter, All That Scraps and All Dressed Up stamps.

And some sad news, Carly has taken the decision to close Charisma so this will be our last challenge.

I've gone for an ATC again. I love making these now! And it's a Christmas one this time.




Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Stampendous

  Embellishments 
Gems

I'll be back in the blink of an eye to share my MAWTT card.

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



Monday, 22 September 2014

Dream Valley Challenges


Afternoon all.


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

This fortnight our theme is

Lace and Ribbons

Challenges I'd Like to Enter


Stamps
Docrafts set

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

 Embellishments 
Flowers
Pearls

 Tools 
Floral Oval Nesties


 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by Dream Valley and see what the rest the DT have been up to. This is my last card for Dream Valley. I've enjoyed my time with them immensely but the time is right to move on.

 Susan 
x

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Hobbycutz Challenge

Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge at Hobbycutz

This week our theme is

Anything But a Card

Our sponsor's this week are A Day for Daisies.

I've made an ATC today. I really just wanted to use my new blue Wink of Stella pen so that's why I picked this image!



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Standing on a Flower - A Day for Daisies
Sentiment - LotV

 Embellishments 


 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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

 Susan 
x

Saturday, 20 September 2014

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

Ribbons and Bows

Our sponsor this week are The Ribbon Girl.

Oh this was such a difficult challenge, give me The Great Outdoors and Cowboys any day of the week over this!!

Anyway, it's a simple little number with some balloon die cuts and a Birthday sentiment.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Grunge Greetings - LotV

 Embellishments 
Ribbon
Bow

 Tools
Cloud Embossing Folder - SU

 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 ;)



Friday, 19 September 2014

Put The Coffee On

Hello.

There is lots I should be doing today as it's my day off but having stayed up quite late watching the results of the Independence Referendum come in I'm a bit tired and sitting in my pjs on the sofa and listening to some music.  I shall be mainlining coffee sometime soon. I am very jealous of my friend whose OH went out for breakfast rolls for them both! 

So to today's card. This is the birthday card I made for Scott to give his pal. I had the idea when I made the card for Logan with his cat on to do another with a dog! 


Stamps 
Henry Why Not - Crafty Sentiments
Kiki the Dog - Tiddly Inks
Sentiments - Paper Smooches

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Paper 
Stampin' Up

 Tools 
Pierced Rectangles - MFT

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Monday, 15 September 2014

Friends

Morning.

Hope you had a good weekend. Thanks for all your lovely comments over the weekend, they've really made me smile.

So, friends.... a friend of mine asked me to make a card for a friend of hers to celebrate 30 years of their friendship. I was a bit stuck as I wasn't sure what I would use - nothing seemed right and then I stumbled across this image from Squigglefly and it fitted the bill perfectly! 






Stamps 
Ghost Friends - Squigglefly

 Embellishments 
Gems
Brads

 Tools 
Corner Rounder

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Sunday, 14 September 2014

Yeah. That System Yesterday. Not Working.

So I'll need to think of another way of sharing everything - all the **** cards would be at the end as they're all filed under Y for Yuck ;) 

This is a baby card I made ages ago - and I can't even remember who it was for! 

I do love this little LOTV baby image, good for colouring (or leaving in a white babygro) or paper piecing - in this case the baby has a white babygro but watch out later on for a paper pieced one!


Stamps 
Baby Boy - LotV
Sentiment - LotV

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

 Embellishments 
Ribbon
Card Candy

 Tools 
Picot Edge Circle Nesties

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Saturday, 13 September 2014

So What's Under The Bed?

Yeah, guess what I was watching?! 

Which was followed by the lottery quiz where Dale Winton asked a contestant which English county Penzance was in. And what was answer? Scotland. What. A. Fud. There may have been a little* mocking and shouting at the TV in this house.

*quite a lot

So on to today's card. I'm clearing out my folder of stuff to be shared and I have put everything in alphabetical order so fingers crossed in a couple of weeks the folder will be empty of all the cards that haven't been shared yet.

This is a wedding card I was asked to make in June. I like WOW cards for weddings and you need a bit of bling for a wedding too and this card certainly has plenty of that.


 Embellishments 
Gems
Jewelled Buckle
Ribbon

 Tools 
Dvine Swirls Embossing Folder
Corner Rounder

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Thursday, 11 September 2014

Moving Along With the Times Challenge


Hello again.

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

This week our theme is

Add Texture

This isn't the best photo in the world but I was delivering it to a friend at the rugby club and I forgot to take a photo of it in the house! I had planned to use a tiny clip I had instead of taking the wires out of this small bulldog clip but I couldn't find them so began to doubt that I actually did have any. 

I found them. Last night. Oops.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Baby - LotV

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

 Embellishments 
Card Candy
Bulldog Clip
Safety Pin

 Tools 
Tag Die - Go Kreate
Star Circle Nesties

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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


Charisma Cardz Challenge

Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge at Charisma Cardz.

This week our theme is

Lace and Pearls

Our sponsors this week are Sassy Studio and Kenny K.

I have two cards to show... one with lace and pearls and one with pearls but no lace but using a Sassy Studio image!


Stamps
Sentiment - Ladybug Crafts Ink

  Embellishments 
Doily
Ribbon
Pearls

 Tools 
Floral Embossing Folder

And this is the second of the cards I made for my friend's niece starting school - this is the one from her Gran.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Let it Go Sassy - Sassy Studio

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Wink of Stella

 Embellishments 
Gems
Glittery Alphabet Stickers

 Tools 
Starburst Sizzlit
Stitched Circle - Lil Inkers


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

I'll be back shortly with my MAWTT card.


Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Morning all.

It's time our new challenge at Christmas At Sweet Stampin'

Our theme this month is 

Christmas Critters

Our sponsor this month is the fabulous Hobby House who are offering £10 to the winner.

I've made a Christmas decoration for Scott using his very favourite animal. I was going to use some kind of penguin image but on our recent zoo trip they didn't come out for their daily parade so I'm still a bit upset by them ;) 

Now that I've made this I have to remember where I've put it so that it does actually go on Scott's tree for Christmas. Unless I put the decorations up now......



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Chester and Star - Pollycraft (long since gone :( )

  Embellishments 
Stickles
Bakers Twine
Glossy Accents

  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. 


x

Monday, 8 September 2014

Dream Valley Challenge

Afternoon all.

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

This fortnight our theme is

No Stamps Allowed!

I made this card for my friend's daughter who was starting school and I just wanted something simple.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

 Embellishments 
Ladybugs
Ribbon

 Tools 
Apple Die - Sizzix

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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


Sunday, 7 September 2014

Hobbycutz Challenge

Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge at Hobbycutz

This week our theme is

One For The Boys

We're sponsored this week by Paper Shelter.  I actually bought a PS image specifically for this challenge and had planned what I was going to do in my head. However, I completely forgot to take the stuff with me to Cass' so I have ended up with a card I made for my friend to give her son instead!

I've used the Crafty Sentiments Henry Why Not image and I've teamed him with the Funky Kits Words From The Heart image. I've tried to make the cat look Jinx Logan's cat

Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Henry Why Not - Crafty Sentiments
Words From the Heart - Funky Kits
Happy Birthday Sentiment - Paper Smooches
Son Sentiment - MFT

 Embellishments 
Twine

 Tools 
Button Die - MFT

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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


Saturday, 6 September 2014

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

The Great Outdoors

Our sponsor this week are Stamp and Create who are offering a $20 voucher to the winner.

This is the card I made for Andy for our anniversary. I love this image from Funky Kits - he's just so cute!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter


Stamps
Waiting for You - Funky Kits

 Embellishments
Glossy Accents
Pearls

 Tools
Precious Hearts - Memory Box
Fence Die - Marianne Designs
Scalloped Rectangle Nestie (used the off cut as my frame)
Stitched Circles - Lil Inkers

 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 ;)



Friday, 5 September 2014

Those of A Nervous Disposition Look Away Now. I Mean Now. Honestly.

You know what's coming don't you?! 

Yep. It's THAT colour. My friend's niece was starting school this week and she wanted something different with fairies for a first day at school card... oh and Heather's favourite colour is pink...... *shudders* I've also made another card but I'll share that later on in the week.

Well, anyway, I went for it. And I used Pippi as she is one of my favourite fairies.


Stamps 
Pippi Longsocks - Funky Kits
Sentiment - Digi Stamp Boutique
Books taken from a Gorjuss Girl stamp set

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Wink of Stella

Paper 
Best Creations

 Embellishments 
Glossy Accents

 Tools Thanks for dropping by today.


Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Just Monkeying Around

Hello.

Just a quick post before I head off to bed! I'm sharing with you a card I made for my friend's daughter for her birthday which was at the weekend.  I was a bit stuck with what to do and then I decided that you can never go wrong with a monkey image. Especially when the girl is wearing a monkey hat and doing some kind of gymnastic move which is very appropriate for the birthday girl concerned! (well, maybe not the monkey hat bit) I've teamed the Tiddly Inks girl with the monkey from the same set and gone for a very simple card (but turned out to be quite large when I teamed it with this Happy Birthday die from Die Versions.



Stamps 
Monkey Around Set - Tiddly Inks

 Colouring 
Copics
Promarkers

 Tools 
Solo Sentiment - Die Versions
Corner Rounder
Dotty Embossing Folder

 Thanks for dropping by today.


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...