Thursday, 30 July 2015

Sugar Bowl Challenge

Morning all. 

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

As always no theme but you need the Sugar Nellie image!

I've used the fabulous Gorjuss Girl stamp - The Hatter. 





Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
The Hatter - Funky Kits
Happy Birthday - Stampin' Up

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Paper
Gorjuss Collection

 Embellishments 
Brad - Gorjuss Collection
Paperclip

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!)

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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


Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Coffee?

Hello.

I had forgotten how much I love this image - Luv A Latte (sadly not available at Funky Kits) but she was one of Krista's original Simply Sassy images. Now I've rediscovered her I might use her again soon!  I wanted to use her as I recently bought the coffee cup die and last week while we were away I got the coffee sentiment stamp!



Stamps 
Luv a Latte - Funky Kits
Coffee Cup/Beans - Tim Holtz
Coffee Sentiment - Stampendous

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Embellishments
Pearls
Ribbon

 Tools
Coffee Cup Die - MFT

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Computer Trouble

Hello.

Do you ever have as much trouble as James is having with his laptop. I imagine he's trying to think of a title for his blog post!!

This is the second of Andy's Father's Day cards and this is the one from Craig.



Stamps 
James and Laptop - LotV
Facebook - Classy Bird Set Indigo Blu
Awesome Dude - Visible Image

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Paper
Kaisercraft

 Embellishments 
Card Candy

 Tools 
Stitched Rectangle Dies - MFT
Speech Bubble Die - Spellbinders
@ # Dad Dies - Crafters Companion

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Monday, 27 July 2015

Thinking Of You

Hello!

I have returned. Well, we actually returned on Friday but other than my scheduled SS post I didn't manage to blog anything.

We had a fabulous time up in Fife. Lots of fun and laughter and generally lots of chilling time, just what the doctor ordered!

So today I'm sharing a card I was asked to make for someone going through a tough time. I used some ink and tried to create a kind of beach like scene. I've used Tall Grass stamps and the Visible Image sentiment too.



Stamps
Tall Grass - Visible Image
Thinking of You - Visible Image

  Ink 
Stampin' Up

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Saturday, 25 July 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

Boys and Their Toys

Our sponsor this week are Funky Kits.

This card is one of Scott's birthday cards and I used the fabby Tim Holtz Robot stamps (as it was Scott who suggested I buy them!!)



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Robots - Tim Holtz
Bro - MFT

  Embellishments 
Screw Brads

 Tools 
Sprockets - Spellbinders



 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 ;)

Susan
x

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Is It 5 O'Clock Yet?

Hello!

I hope that by the times this posts the boys and I are enjoying some Summer weather....

Today's card is a birthday card I made for my Brother in Law (in April, so this is one of my spring cleaning lot!) 



Stamps 
Keep Calm - Pink Gem
5 O'Clock - Stamping Bella

  Tools 
Beer Tankard Die - Sweet Dixie
Clock - Tim Holtz

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Monday, 20 July 2015

Rushing In....

Morning!

Just a quick post as the boys and I are getting ready to go away.

As you know Andy was away this weekend and I made the most of having some crafty time and made 4 cards. I know that's not a lot but when I go from one crafty night to the next having done nothing (not even unpacked my bags), it's really quite impressive!

Anyway, I used sketches for two of them, the challenges for which will close while we're away and I'm not sure if we'll have wifi so wanted to get them posted now.

These are both made using stamps I bought at the SECC in March and up till now have been unloved.... oops!




Challenges I'd Like To Enter
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch
Incy Wincy - Things With Wings
Cute Card Thursday - Water

Stamps 
Water Lily - Lili of the Valley
Sentiment and Postmark - Woodware

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Paper
LotV

 Embellishments 
Ribbon
Glossy Accents
Pearls
Flowers

 Tools 
Stitched Rectangle Dies - MFT

This next card really just resulted from scraps I had lying about!



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Alphabet Challenge - K is for Kind Words

Stamps 
Inkylicious

 Embellishments
Pearls
Ribbon

 Tools 
Oval Nesties - Spellbinders
Gerbera - MFT

 Thanks for dropping by today.  That's it, we're off! Might pop up through the week, failing that, see you Friday!


Sunday, 19 July 2015

Bree Loves Buttercream

Hello.

Happy Sunday to you. 

Andy has been away this weekend in Edinburgh to see his mate who is over from America so as well as entertaining the children, I've been taking advantage and enjoying a bit of crafty time :) 

A few weeks ago I won Fi's bloggy candy which was a voucher for the Handmade Bliss store. I knew what I was going to save the money for as I knew these fab Stamping Bella Tiny Townies would be coming in so that's what I did. And I couldn't just buy one now could I.... you'll see the other card I made soon.

This is Bree Loves Buttercream and I decided to follow the Handmade Bliss challenge sketch and go for shades of chocolate and cream (even though I don't actually like chocolate cake!) 




Challenges I'd Like To Enter
Handmade Bliss - Challenge
Dis Digi Designs - Hand Coloured Image
Art Impressions Challenge - In with the New (new stamp)
Seize the Birthday - Birthday Anything Goes


Stamps 
Bree Loves Buttercream - Stamping Bella

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Wink of Stella

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

Embellishments
Pearsl

 Tools
Happy Birthday Embossing Folder - Crafters Companion

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Saturday, 18 July 2015

Spring Cleaning

Or is it Winter cleaning.

I think I do this every year - try and empty my Cards Still To Be Blogged folder, however as I've just discovered there's still stuff from last year I'm clearly not very successful at it so I've decided I'm going for it now. 

The boys and are away next week so am going to schedule a whole lot to come up through the week!

So this a card I made for my Aunt's birthday back in February.  I used the Stampin' Up Just Believe set and stamped on the DSP, I like this look, I might use it again now I've rediscovered this card!


Stamps 
Just Believe - Stampin Up
Sentiment - Just Rite Stamps

 Tools 
Fancy Tag Nesties - Spellbinders

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Friday, 17 July 2015

Monkeying Around

Well, this is late isn't it?

I'm still catching up with those Father's Day cards I made last month - this is the one I made for Scott to give Andy (always good to get a monkey on a card for/from Scott as it's his favourite animal!)


Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Crafty Boots - Stars or Stripes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Dies Cuts

Stamps 
Father's Day Monkeys - Digi Stamp Boutique
Sentiment - Avocado Arts

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

 Tools 
Stitched Rectangle Dies - MFT
Banner Die

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Wednesday, 15 July 2015

My Favourite Friends

Hello.

Hope you're all well.

We've been enjoying a spot of sunshine here for a change. Fingers crossed it stays like that for a wee while as the boys and I are off next week to a caravan in Fife!

Yesterday was a friend's wee girl's birthday and this is the first of the cards I made for her. This is the one from us (the others were from her mum and dad and one from her sister)



Challenges I'd Like to Enter
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Papertake - Don't Be A Square

Stamps 
My Favourite Friends - Lili of The Valley
Number and Sentiment - Ladybug Crafts Ink

Colouring Medium 
Copics

Embellishments 
Pearls

 Tools 
Eyelet Circle Nesties - Spellbinders
Teddy With T Shirt Die - Sizzix
Circle Nesties - Spellbinders
Alphabet - Sizzix

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Monday, 13 July 2015

A Brace of Thank You Cards

Hello!

That title just made me laugh there as I thought about a time in work when a friend said to a colleague he would have a brace of something and she didn't know how many he was looking for....

So if she's looking in, she'll not know how many cards are here.

These are Scott's Thank You cards for his teachers - one of whom was retiring. Variations on a theme really although I've used different images for both.


Stamps
Hi There - Tiddly Inks
Books from Schoolboy Set - Tiddly Inks

Colouring Medium 
Copics
Writing done with Chalk Marker

Embellishments
Plastic Ruler
Glossy Accents



Stamps
 Schoolboy Set - Tiddly Inks

Colouring Medium 
Copics
Writing done with Chalk Marker

Embellishments
Plastic Pencil
Glossy Accents

Thanks for dropping by today.


Saturday, 11 July 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

Christmas in July

Our sponsors this week are Wild Orchid.

I've used a stamp I bought very early on in the year (after I didn't get round to last year's Christmas cards) and just gone for a CAS look!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Playful Penguins - CC Designs
Sentiment - Stampin Up

Colouring Medium
Copics

 Embellishments 
Glossy Accents


 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 ;)



Friday, 10 July 2015

The Artist Formerly Known As......

Evening! 

I hope that wherever you are the weather is considerably better than it is here. I'm sure that we've skipped a few months and gone straight for November.

The card I'm sharing tonight is an anniversary card I made for a friend to give her husband.

I've used the Woodware Jigsaw Hearts stamp which I've paper pieced. I used shades of purple as I was given the brief of Prince..... I was just going to put a symbol on the card but I thought I'd better make an effort.



Stamps 
Jigsaw Hearts - Woodware
Sentiment - Stampin Up

Embellishments 
Button
Twine
Pearsl

 Tools
Fancy Label Nesties - Spellbinders

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Wednesday, 8 July 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 

Oh Deer

We're sponsored this month by Funky Kits who are offering 2 digis to the winner.

Now my card today is really oh dear..... I bought some stamps at the SECC in March with the specific intention of making a card for this challenge but I ran out of time before I went on holiday..... what do you mean I went on holiday in June and I'd had from March.... pfft!!

However I made do with Rodney, I love Rodney he's awfy cute!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Rodney's Ride - CC Designs

Colouring Medium
Copics

  Embellishments 
Merry Christmas Label - Docrafts
Sweater Trim - Stampin Up

 Tools 
Circle Tag Die - MFT

 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. 


Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Banana

Hello!

We've been to see Minions tonight - hence the title of the post - nothing to do with the card I'm sharing.

I was going to keep sharing the Father's Day cards but I'm going to have a break of them for a couple of days.

I bought this Saturated Canary image on a trip in April to a garden centre - it was a bargain and it would have been rude not to!

I decided to make the background to echo a ladybug too! So I punched lots of black circles of varying sizes and used a corner punch too.



Stamps 
Ladybug - Saturated Canary
Sentiment - LotV

 Colouring Medium
Copics

Tools
Circle Punches
Bubbles Corner Punch - EK Success

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Monday, 6 July 2015

Never A Cross Word

Hello.

Well, in this case, there are two crosswords..... see what I did there ;) 

Another couple of Father's Day cards tonight. This time variations on a theme using this fabby Docrafts crossword stamp.

The first is for my friend's daughter to give her Dad, and the second was one of 3 cards a friend asked me to make as she hates making men's cards!





Stamps 
Crossword - Docrafts
Sentiment - Avocado Arts

Paper 
Docrafts

 Embellishments 
Card Candy

 Tools 
Quickutz Alphabet
Stitched Oval Dies - MFT
Oval Punch - Stampin Up
Stars Die - MFT


 Thanks for dropping by today.


Sunday, 5 July 2015

Catching Up

Hello!

I hate this part of a holiday. The part where you come back from glorious weather with 2938923 loads of washing and it's chucking it down at home so you can't dry the aforementioned loads of washing. 

Back to work tomorrow for me although Andy has another week off - we've had to split the childcare this year, but the good news is that the boys and I are off for another wee break in a couple of weeks :) 

So, to today's card which is one of the many Father's Day cards I made this year (7 in total) this one was for my friend's son to give his Dad.

You'll see this image appear again (although not teamed with a panda!). The background is embossing paste with a brick wall stencil.


Stamps 
Hi There - Tiddly Inks
Beary Sweet - Tiddly Inks
Sentiment - Avocado Arts

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

 Tools 
Brick Wall Embossing Folder
Embossing Paste
Pennant Die - Stampin' Up
Stitched Rectangle Dies - MFT

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Thursday, 2 July 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

Baby Baby

This is a card I was asked to make by a friend, and it's one of the easiest as she was very specific. Christening, Godson, Lots of White, Tiny Bit of Blue, Buttons.... Think I nailed it ;) 


Stamps

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

 Tools 
Patchwork Quilt Embossing Folder - Crafters Companion
Button Die - Dienamics


 Thanks for dropping by today. 

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



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 Sparkle...