Thursday, 30 April 2015

Sugar Bowl Challenge

Morning all. 

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

As always one lucky winner of this challenge gets to choose 4 sweet Sugar Nellie digis...

and
a second prize winner will receive 2 Sugar Nellie digis.....woo hoo!!

(or 6 digis, 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.

(remember the Sugar Nellie image - that's essential!)

I've used one of the new Gorjuss Girls for my card. Andy picked this one for me, as I couldn't make up my mind which I wanted!! So watch this space as I add to my collection ;) 




Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Dear Alice - Funky Kits
Sentiment - MFT

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Paper
MME

 Tools 
Music - Memory Box
Speech Bubble - Spellbinders
Circle Nesties - Spellbinders

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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






Monday, 27 April 2015

A Classy Lady

Hello.

Have you had a good Monday? I wasn't ready for Monday - the weekend went by in what seemed like a flash!

I had loads to do tonight but I'm feeling a bit lazy so I haven't done any of it #oops #theresalwaystomorrow

So to today's card. I made a anniversary card for a friend at work for his wife. I've used the Stamping Bella stamp Audrey Loves Her Make Up and used some MME paper with chandeliers - I was going to use the chandelier from the Visible Image set but decided it was too big to put beside Audrey so I let the paper do the talking.


Stamps
Audrey Loves Her Make Up - Stamping Bella
Chandelier Set - Visible Image

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Paper
MME

Embellishments 
Pearls

 Tools 
Floral Oval Nesties - Spellbinders

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Friday, 24 April 2015

Cappuccino Friday

Hello.

How's your Friday been? Ready for the weekend?  We've a busy one ahead with lots of sporting endeavours with Scott so hoping the weather isn't going to be as bad as predicted.

So to today's card, which if I didn't blog today I would have to wait until next Friday!!



We have a tradition in work on a Friday that at 2.32pm we have a cappuccino, well today it was a special cappuccino (although actually today it was a mocha) as it is Donny's birthday tomorrow so I made a birthday card to celebrate too.

Stamps 

Calvin Loves His Computer - Stamping Bella

 Colouring Medium
Copics

 Embellishments
Pencil Button
Paper Clip
Screw Brads
Glossy Accents

 Tools
Speech Bubble Die - Spellbinders

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Thursday, 23 April 2015

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, selected by the boss, Hazel, is 

Let's Get Reading

So cards based on a book please!

Here is mine, based on one of my favourite books - Anne of Green Gables. I did want to do my favourite book book but I couldn't think of what to do for To Kill A Mockingbird. But you would not believe this..... I have, as I type this, just had an idea!!



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Prince Edward Island - Mo Manning

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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



Monday, 20 April 2015

A Baby. In A Flowerpot. As You Do.

Hello.

I started to write this post ages ago and then went and did something else so I have now completely forgotten what I was going to write!

This is a wee baby card my friend asked me to make. She always starts her requests off with "you know how I like to give you a challenge"... well, when she said it was for a baby girl I thought the challenge was pink! Oh no, she said that the baby's name was Jex (there were other names too but I can't remember those) and that Dad had delivered the baby and that she didn't think they'd like a traditional baby card....

I discovered this sweet wee baby in a flower pot image over at Cuddly Buddly and decided to go for kinda earthy colours too. I'm pleased with the way it turned out and it was such a bonus not having to use you know what.



Stamps 
Flowerpot Baby - Cuddly Buddly
Sentiment - Rubadubadoo

 Colouring Medium
Copics

Paper
Boho Chic - First Edition

Embellishments
Pearls

 Tools 
Groovy Girl Alphabet - Sizzix
Circle Nesties - Spellbinders

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Sunday, 19 April 2015

Retail Run

Hello.

Well, the Easter school holidays are almost over, the boys are in bed early ready to go back to school tomorrow. And it won't be long before the summer holidays!

Today's card is an order from a friend's mum who asked me to make a card for her grandson to give his mum - I tried to incorporate as much detail as I was given but one of the things you can't see is the sentiment I stamped in the inside which says Keep Calm and Buy Shoes.




Stamps 
Retail Run - Saturated Canary
Patches - Saturated Canary
Sentiment - Just Rite

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

 Embellishments 
Pearls

 Tools 
Stitched Rectangle Nesties - Spellbinders

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Saturday, 18 April 2015

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

Anything But A Card

Our sponsor this week are The Ribbon Girl.

I've gone for something which I've started (but only in January) but unlike Magnus Magnusson haven't finished yet! I had intended to do more before the challenge went live but I haven't! Oops!

I'm going to do a Smash Book for Glasgow 2014 and all the fun we had so this is the start of it.


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Little Yellow Bicyclye

 Embellishments 
Glasgow 2014 Merchandise Label
Smash Book Journalling Tag

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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



Monday, 13 April 2015

In A Corner

Hello

Just a quick post tonight as I wanted to share this card I made a few weeks ago for a friend's parent's Ruby Wedding Anniversary.

It's really just a lot of dies in red and cream and I was midway poking through the bits from the corner dies when I remembered why I don't use it a lot!! Never mind, I think they look good but maybe next time I'll remember and use something else instead ;) 



 Embellishments 
Pearls
Ribbon

 Tools
Cross Stitched Heart Nesties - Spellbinders
Heart Tag Die - Sizzix
Corner Die - Spellbinders

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Sunday, 12 April 2015

Just An Old Trout

Hello.

Well, the peace and quiet has been shattered with the arrival of Scott back from camp. He had a fabulous time down in Bewdley and that's thanks in no small part to the officers of the BB who all use a week's annual leave to take the boys away to camp. I guess it's testament to how much they enjoy it that the officers are prepared to do it every year.

So to today's card. Now as you know I am not a huge fan of the film Frozen. In fact, it's up there with some of the worst films I've ever seen but I was asked to make a card for my friend's niece who's having her party today - apparently everything is Frozen themed for the birthday girl today.  I showed the photo of the half done card to one of my friend who said "I'd recognise that old trout from Frozen anywhere" (she's also not a fan!) so here we are, a card featuring an old trout!

Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Fab N Funky - Bingo (Sentiment, Digital Image, Die Cut)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes

Stamps 
Snow Queen Portrait - Sassy Studio
Sentiment - Ladybug Crafts Ink

 Colouring Medium
Copics
Wink of Stella

Paper
LotV

Embellishments
Dewdrops

 Tools 
Stitched Rectangle Dies - Memory Box
Speech Bubble Die - Spellbinders

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Saturday, 11 April 2015

Sweet Stampin Challenge

Morning all, it's Saturday and that means it's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin'. I'm joining in with Team Abi this week.


This week our theme is

Cards For Children

Our sponsor this week are All Dressed Up who are offering two digis to the winner.

And here is my card, which, if I'm honest was made in November last year but I've never managed to blog. This is the reason I'm joining in this week, cos I figured if I didn't have a reason to show it it would never get blogged!





Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Baby Blanket - LotV
Calendar Stamp - LotV

Colouring Medium
Copics

 Embellishments 
Glossy Accents

 Tools 
Circle Nesties
Balloon Die
Alphabet Die - Memory Box

 Can I also say how amazing you guys are, I didn't particularly care for the card I shared the other day but your comments have fair cheered me up and I don't hate it quite so much now!!

Thanks for dropping by today, Scott comes home from camp later on and I'm so looking forward to having him home and hearing his stories!

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, 9 April 2015

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 photo inspiration which you will find over at MAWTT. 






Stamps
Inkylicious
Cardio

 Tools 
Circle Nestieto create the space for the sentiment.


 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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



Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Christmas At Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge at Christmas At Sweet Stampin'

Our theme this month is 

Candles or Bells (or you could be really clever and go for both!)

We're sponsored this month by All Dressed Up who are offering two digis to the winner.

Now I'm not really a bells or candles on a Christmas card sort of girl so this one was a bit of a challenge until I stumbled across this freebie image on a blog - Kajsan's Scrapblog.

I think Pippi looks a bit on the dazed and confused side which kind of appeals to me. 


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Pippi and Candle -Kajsan's Scrapblog.

Colouring Medium
Copics
Wink of Stella

  Embellishments 
Dewdrop
Pearls

 Tools 
Tim Holtz Holiday Words Script - Sizzix

 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, 6 April 2015

Why Is It So Hard To Think Of Blog Post Titles

Hello.

Well it's been a sunny Easter Monday and we've had our first BBQ of the season... yeah, I know, I can't believe it either.

It's strangely quiet in the house this evening. Scott went off to BB camp this morning until Saturday. They've arrived safely and the sun is shining so all is good.

Today I'm sharing a baby card with you, not just for one as you can see, but for twins. This is a Mo Manning image which is absolutely fabulous, these babies are so cute. I've paper pieced their little babygros just to give it some colour but I actually prefer white babygros but that might be just too much white!! I've kept the card simple as I wasn't really sure when the twins were one of each variety how to embellish the card without going too much one way or the other. This was a card I was asked to make and I popped it through a friend's door (across the street) and by the time I got back home, she had text to say how fabulous it was, now that's definitely a satisfied customer.



Stamps 
Twins - Mo Manning

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

 Embellishments 
Card Candy


 Thanks for dropping by today. I've been a bad blogger recently so I'm going to spend some time tomorrow catching up with all your blogs!

Oh and thanks also for the birthday wishes, and fabulous cards that I got for my birthday on Friday! They really brightened my day.


Sunday, 5 April 2015

A Bunny's Bottom!

Hello

Have you had a good Easter Sunday?

Thought I'd better share this before Easter goes! Scott really liked this wee image from Digi Stamp Boutique so I decided I'd buy it. It doesn't take much persuasion to buy images to be fair! 

I've kept the card small and simple but if I'd had a small enough cotton wool ball I would have used it for the tail. Ah well, maybe next year!!





Stamps 
Basket Bunny - Digi Stamp Boutique

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Thanks for dropping by today.


Happy Easter



Luke 24 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” Then they remembered his words.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

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

Paper Piecing

Our sponsor this week are Live and Love Crafts.

This card was actually made during a crafty weekend I had with some pals down at a friends in Carlisle and ended up being one of the cards I made for another friend's daughter to give her for her birthday.

I love paper piecing and as you can see I have paper pieced her skirt, her top and her sign. I would have paper pieced her boots but they just looked too footery!!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Serena Has A Sign - Stamping Bella
Sentiments - not sure.....

 Embellishments 
Pearls

 Tools 
Doily Die - Joy Crafts (maybe!)
Bow Builder Punch - Stampin' Up

 Thanks for dropping by today. We're all off to Easter Road today to see Scott take part in a half time challenge on the pitch! It's very exciting :) 

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



Thursday, 2 April 2015

Flipping Good!

Hello.

I wouldn't normally be around this time on a Thursday evening as I would be at the cabin for Crafty Night with Cass. however, Andy was supposed to be going out tonight so we changed that to Tuesday. Unfortunately Andy's night out was actually cancellled so we could have stuck with our normal evening! Never mind.

You'll remember the last card I shared was a 50th birthday card for my friend's brother. Well, this is the card I made for her kids to give him.  I bought this wee cutie at the SECC back in March and didn't really have a reason other than I thought he was sweet, however, Jill asked me for a card and as her brother is a chef this seemed appropriate!!



Stamps 
Pancake Day - LotV
Recipe Sentiment - LotV

Colouring Medium 
Copics

 Embellishments 
Brad

 Tools 
Stitched Rectangle Dies - MFT
Oven Glove Die - Docrafts

 Thanks for dropping by today.


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