Thursday, 27 February 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

Use 4 Things Beginning with L

So I have used - Lili of the Valley, Lilac, Lace and Layers

This is one of the pre coloured die cut images that I've used but I think it works really well - I was asked for a girly, lilac, 70th birthday card. This fits the brief right?!



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Precoloured Die Cut Image - LotV
Sentiment - LotV

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

 Embellishments 
Pearls
Ribbon
Doiley

 Tools 
Lace PATP - Martha Stewart

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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



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's theme is Mother's Day/For A Special Lady (but remember the Sugar Nellie image - that's essential!)

I've gone for one of my favourite Sugar Nellie images for my card - Bumblebee but I've done something a little different for me. I wanted a WoW card but I actually didn't want to colour in anything apart from her face. I think I like it!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock
from stash

 Embellishments 
Pearls
Ribbon
Stickles

 Tools 
Circle Dies - Go Kreate/Nesties

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

I shall be back shortly with my MAWTT card.

Susan 
x

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Mid Month Inspiration for Christmas at Sweet Stampin'


Morning all.

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

A reminder that this month our theme is

Tropical Christmas

Our sponsor this month is The Hobby House.

So... tropical..... not really much call for tropical in Scotland, however, there ARE palm trees on the Isle of Cumbrae so for my card Santa is sending some festive greetings from Millport!


I've coloured him in traditional red and it was Craig's idea that Santa would have a red and white surfboard!



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Dr Digi's House of Stamps

Colouring Medium
Copics

Cardstock
from stash

  Embellishments 
Pictures of Millport


 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, 24 February 2014

Love to Create Challenge



Hello again!

Please scroll down for my Visible Image DT card.

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

This week our theme is

Anything Goes

Our sponsor this week are Dr Digi's House of Stamps and The Stamping Chef.

I've used a Dr Digi's image for my card called Wall of Sound.

I printed off an image of the Pink Floyd The Wall album which I found, surprise surpise, on Pinterest! and the card grew from there. This is so much better than that other card from last week ;) and no comparison musically either!



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Wall of Sound - Dr Digi's House of Stamps
Rock On Set - My Favourite Things

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock
From stash
 Tools 
Star Border Punch - Martha Stewart

 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

Visible Image DT Cards


Morning all. 

It's time for me to show you a card I made for Visible Image.

The new More Than Words range was premiered on Saturday on Create and Craft and the cards I want to show you today are made using the Thinking of You set.

For this first not only have I used the Thinking of You set I have also used the Clayton Legend Set (well the wooden plank bit of it!) I used three shades of brown ink to provide a backdrop to the flowers and sentiment.


For this second card I got a little inky and used shades of green to create this card.  



Stamps 
Thinking of You set - Visible Image
Clayton Legend Set - Visible Image

Cardstock/Paper 
From stash

For more inspiration don't forget to check out the Visible Image Facebook Group, and the Visible Image blog where we have a monthly challenge and you still just about have time to enter the February Love Challenge.  

Visible Image Blog Badge, Blinkie

Back later with my Love to Create card.



Sunday, 23 February 2014

Dream Valley Challenge

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

This fortnight our theme is

Vintage

Our sponsor this fortnight is The Paper Shelter.

I found this vintage image whilst browsing on Pinterest and I thought it would be perfect for this challenge. I used this card for my Aunt's 80th birthday card last week - you will note that I have not put an age anywhere on the card as she hates ages on cards!! 


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Image
printed via Pinterest

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

 Embellishments 
 Crochet Flowers
Doiley
Gems

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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

 Susan 
x

Hobbycutz Challenge


Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge at Hobbycutz

This week our theme is a photo for inspiration.





Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Flight of the Butterfly set - Stampin Up

 Ink 
Melon Mambo - Stampin' Up

 Embellishments 
Butterflies - Hobbycutz

 Tools 
Floral Fantasy Embossing Folder
Big Shot

Remember to drop by Hobbycutz and see what the rest the DT have been up to.  I'll be back later with my Dream Valley card.

 Susan 
x

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Turn On the TV. Now.


Hello again. OK, I'll be quick, it's time to switch on Create and Craft. Today's the day for the new stamp launch at Visible Image.

10am & 4pm on Saturday Feb 22nd! 

Mark will be back on your screens with some awesome demos! 

Not to be missed... 

Sky channel 671 / Freeview 36 / Freesat 813 / Virgin 748 

OR download the Create& Craft App

And here are a couple of my cards made using the new More Than Words range. This is featuring the Wedding Day set. I've gone for a simple WOW look for the first card. You know how much I love a WOW card and this set is just perfect to use.



Stamps 
Wedding Day Set - Visible Image

Cardstock 
From stash

Embellishments 
Flowers
Gems
Ribbon

Tools 
D'Vine Swirls Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug
Big Shot


And for this card I've used the Wedding Day set but this time I've gone for a cream and kraft look and I've also used the Once Upon a Time Set


Stamps 
Wedding Day Set - Visible Image
Once Upon a Time - Visible Image


Cardstock/Paper 
From stash

Embellishments 
Pearls

Tools 
Flower Die - Dienamics
Big Shot


For more inspiration don't forget to check out the Visible Image Facebook Group, and the Visible Image blog where we have a monthly challenge, still a wee bit of time to enter the Love Challenge this month.  

So now, if you read this really quickly, you can turn on Channel 671 and see Mark demo the fabulous new stamps.

Visible Image Blog Badge, Blinkie



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

Humour

Our sponsor this week is Crafts U Love and our monthly sponsor is Cuddly Buddly who are offering a £10 voucher to the monthly winner.

This is the card I made for Andy's valentine's card last week.  I think he appreciated it....maybe.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Copic Markers - Bugaboo
Not sure of the origin of the other stamps

 Colouring Medium
Copics 

Cardstock
from stash

  Embellishments 
Pearls

I might be back later with something else......

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

Friday, 21 February 2014

Those of a Discerning Musical Disposition Look Away Now

Hello!

I was asked to make a card which included a member of One Direction - Needed a bit of guidance as I had no clue which one he was but my friend told me he was the blonde one and there was only one of them.

The birthday girl was happy so that's the main thing!



Stamps 
Headphones - Jade Dragonne Deviant Art

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock/Paper 
From stash

Thanks for dropping by today.


Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Happy Birthday Craig

12 years ago at 5.29am the two of us became the three of us with the birth of Craig.
Unfortunately half term was last week so he doesn't get a day off for his birthday!
Still we'll be going out for dinner later and there will be cake when he gets back from school.

Monday, 17 February 2014

Love to Create Challenge


Hello, I'm back again to tell you about a new challenge at Love to Create.

This week our theme is

Make it Sparkle With Bling

Our sponsors this week are

Flourish With A Bling and Sami Stamps.

I've used a Sami Stamps image for my card - Umbrella Splash and I've made the gems the raindrops on her brolly! I was going to add some bigger gems but they just didn't look right! I saw someone do a card with just a splash of colour on the actual image and it looked really effective so I decided to give it a go!



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Umbrella Splash - Sami Stamps
Life - Tim Holtz

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

 Embellishments 
Gems
Glossy Accents

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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


Visible Image DT Card


Morning all. It's time for me to show you a card I've created for Visible Image. This isn't just any ordinary Monday though.....Visible Image are launching an exciting new range of stamps on Saturday at 10am on Create and Craft. So on Saturday we started some sneak peeks of the stamps and today it's my turn.

I've used Congratulations set from the More Than Words range. 

I've made the mortar board with a square of black card and some black cord to make the tassel.  The scroll is made simply with some parchment paper which I rolled round a pokey tool and then inked to give it an aged look.




Stamps 


Cardstock/Paper 

From stash


Embellishments 

Black twine


Tools 

Pokey tool


Here are the details you need for Saturday morning.  These new stamps are absolutely fabulous and I know you're going to love them!


NEW VISIBLE IMAGE STAMPS LAUNCH 
on Create & Craft TV! 

10am & 4pm on Saturday Feb 22nd! 

Mark will be back on your screens with some awesome demos! 

Not to be missed... 

Sky channel 671 / Freeview 36 / Freesat 813 / Virgin 748 

OR download the Create& Craft App

For more inspiration don't forget to check out the Visible Image Facebook Group, and the Visible Image blog where the February challenge of Love is still running so still time to get your entries in. You could win £20 of Visible Image stamps. 

Visible Image Blog Badge, Blinkie

I'll be back soon with my Love to Create card.



Thursday, 13 February 2014

Charisma Cardz Challenge


Morning all.  

A few months ago Carlyann asked me if I'd like to come on board at Charisma Cardz and I was delighted to say yes. 




So it's time for a new challenge at Charisma Cardz.

This week our theme is

Inspired By a Movie

We're sponsored by Bugaboo and Digi Stamp Boutique.  

Now, I actually set out to do something else completely different to this but then I had been asked to do a a birthday card with bats on it so I decided to use this Simply Betty image and go with being inspired by The Addams Family! 

I suspect (and actually if I'm honest, I prefer the TV Addams Family to the movie version) that I should probably have gone for a paler skin but actually I quite like the way she looks now!







Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Morticia - Simply Betty
Grunge Flourish - Visible Image
Bats from Edward is Immortal Set - Visible Image

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock/Paper
from stash

 Embellishments 
Flowers 
Ribbon
Clear Gloss Embossing Powder


 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Normally I would be back a little later with my card for MAWTT, unfortunately I had a little mishap with it! All will become clear soon.

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



Monday, 10 February 2014

Love to Create Challenge


Morning all.

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

This week our theme is

Red and/or Pink

Our sponsor this week is Tsunami Rose Designs & Encino Stamps.

I've used a Tsunami Rose digi paper for my tag.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Love - Little Yellow Bicycle
Heart - Woodware

Lace - Artistic Stamper

 Colouring Medium 
Copics (for the pearls

Cardstock
from stash

Paper
Tsunami Rose Digital Paper

 Embellishments 
Pearls
Seam Binding Ribbon
Black Swirl - That Craft Place

  Thanks for dropping by today. 

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


Visible Image DT Card


Morning all, I'm here with my DT slot for Visible Image

Gone for something a little different this morning, I was having a wee play with some inks (you'll have seen yesterday's Dream Valley card) 

I dabbed 3 different Distress Inks on the card and then misted with water from a mini mister. I then blew on the wet ink to mix it round a wee bit and then dried it with the heat tool. Once it was dry I stamped the birds and sentiment from the Free Your Imagination set and the Imagine sentiment from the Imagine, Dream, Inspire set.



Stamps 
Free Your Imagination  - Visible Image
Imagine, Dream, Inspire - Visible Image

Cardstock
From stash

Ink
Fired Brick DI
Peeled Paint DI
Stormy Sky DI

For more inspiration don't forget to check out the Visible Image Facebook Group, and the Visible Image blog where we have a monthly challenge. This month's theme is Love and you still have plenty of time to enter!

Visible Image Blog Badge, Blinkie

I'll be back a little later with my Love to Create card.


Sunday, 9 February 2014

Dream Valley Challenge


This is my second post of the day - please scroll down for my Hobbycutz card.

Hello, I'm back again to tell you about a new challenge at Dream Valley Challenges.

This fortnight our theme is

Tag It
(make a tag or a card with a tag on it!)

I was having a play with some inks the other day and decided to just use some stamps with it to create a tag!

I stamped a Prima Script stamp using Stampin' Up Crumb Cake ink and followed it up with the Visible Image Free Your Imagination Set.

I coloured some white seam binding ribbon using Wild Honey DI and teamed it with some brown seam binding.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Prima Script Stamp
Free Your Imagination Set - Visible Image

Ink
Distress Inks, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Stormy Sky, Peeled Paint
Stampin Up - Crumb Cake, Close to Cocoa

 Embellishments 
Seam Binding Ribbon

 Tools 
Sizzix Tag Die Set
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

Hobbycutz Challenge


Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge at Hobbycutz

This week our theme is

Love

Our sponsor this week is The Paper Shelter.

I've gone for something a little different from a normal love card... I love little Roboto and he goes perfectly with these Steampunk Gears from Hobbycutz.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Roboto With Heart - Tiddly Inks
Metal Plate - Visible Image

Paper
A very very old Blonde Moments sheet of paper!

Card 
from stash

 Embellishments 

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

I'll be back later with my Dream Valley DT card.

 Susan 
x

Saturday, 8 February 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

Sentiment Only (no image!)

Our sponsor this week is Craft Ribbons who are offering a ribbon set to the winner and our monthly sponsor is Cuddly Buddly who are offering a £10 voucher to the monthly winner.

I haven't used this paper for ages.... well...ages ish. Someone *coughs, Abi* asked me how much I actually had. I had to admit I still have an unopened pack. But you know what I haven't used it with.... the Tiddly Inks wedding couple. I should shouldn't I?! 


Challenges I'd Like to Enter


 Cardstock
Bubbling Brown Sugar - Stampin Up

Paper
Elegant Soiree - Stampin Up

 Ink 
Stampin' Up

 Embellishments 
Pearls
Flowers
Ribbon

 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

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Blink and You'll Miss Me

Morning all.

Just a quick post from me as I'm heading out shortly.  But I think the least said about this the better ;)

I am STILL clearing out cards from the folder and came across this. I can't even remember who asked me to make it last year!

It is a fabulous digi image and it would look brilliant in another colour.


Stamps 
Butterfly Baby - Saturated Canary
Sentiment - Ladybug Crafts Ink

 Colouring Medium
Copics

 Cardstock/Paper
From stash

Tools 
Label Nesties
Heart Banner - La La Land Crafts
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Monday, 3 February 2014

Love to Create Challenge


Hello again, I'm back to tell you about  a new challenge at Love to Create.

This week our theme is

Birthdays/Celebrations

In celebration of our birthday :D 



Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo.

I've used Clyde Birthday for my card. Isn't he fab?! I've gone for some colours I wouldn't normally use on a card but I like this colour combo so I might use it again.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Clyde Birthday - Bugaboo
Sentiment - Stampin Up
Stars from Jake Skates Stamp Set - Visible Image

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

 Ink 
Squeezed
Lemonade DI


 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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





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