Sunday, July 31, 2011

Oh it's cloudy today at Paper Sundaes....

Good afternoon Sundae bloggers and another lovely day...well hopefully wherever you are it is sunny!! The challenge today over at Paper Sundaes is "clouds/skies" that can be chalked, sponged, sprayed, die cut.....whatever as long as we can see clouds/skies on your creation.

We are sponsored by the wonderful Letraset.... lucky winner will be chosen at random and win the above set...woo hoo!

For my card I have used First Edition - Up, Up & Away papers, the image is Frog on Flower from Nellie Snellen which I coloured with promarkers, I chalked the clouds on the background of the image and then added a couple of die cut clouds. I have also entered the challenges below.

Phindy's Place - die cuts
CES - feeling the blues
Allsorts - free & easy


Saturday, July 30, 2011

My job is done now....

what a gorgeous day today and I am not at work...oops did I tell you that already!! so anyway the lovely Gayle has set a task for Cathy and I to make 6 cards for the Sugar Bowl....well Cathy my job is now done!! This is such a fab sketch that we had to keep going...there's no stopping us!! The stamp is of course from Sugar Nellie - Festive Friends which I have coloured with copics, the papers are so scrummy, they are from Fancy Pants - hot chocolate collection, I added my usual wonky stitching and I distressed the layers of the card...thought that would help to take your eye away from the wonky stitching however it doesn't and the punches are Martha Stewart Arctic snowflake and Himalayan snowflakes....hope you like...oh and I added some glitter to the furry bits!! I am now off for some some in the garden.

The sugar Bowl - sketch
A Day for Daisies - christmas in July
The Stamp Man - stitching
Crafty Catz - christmas in July
Totally gorjuss - christmas in July
Cupcake - shabby sparkle(distressed my edges...does that count as shabby)
Totally Papercrafts - bling it up
Allsorts - free & easy


Christmas in July

Good morning sweet stampers on this gorgeous sunny day...I'm scheduling this so it better be sunny as I am off work!! Today's challenge over at Sweet Stampin is "Christmas in July".

Our sponsor this week is Tiddly Inks, I have used one of their digis for my card. The image has been coloured with copics. The papers are from MME - colorful Christmas, I added a couple of punched snowflakes and gems.

Cute card Thursday - sketch
Crafty Creations - Christmas
Pollycraft - christmas in July
Fussy & Fancy - christmas in July
Crafty Catz - christmas in July
Totally Gorjuss - christmas in July


Friday, July 29, 2011


Well...the challenge is defo mission is to do two cards for The Sugar Bowl and here we have number 5. I had already inked this one twice yesterday but couldn't decide which one to post last night but then after some conversations on FB...we are going for it now...aren't we Cathy?? The stamp is Strike a Pose which have coloured with DI's, the papers are MME - So Sophie...this is my favourite colour combo and I love this stamp...hope you like.

The sugar bowl - sketch
Anything goes - flowers
Top tip Tuesday - girlie
Dutch Dare - birthday


Thursday, July 28, 2011


Well good evening my fellow bloggers and well after today's post over at Sugar Nellie...thought I would rustle up it's the first day of my holidays from work and it's peeing down so needed to cheer myself up. I thought I would really do this card for the Facebook challenge although I am not that good at funky hair....think I need more tips!! The papers are Love Letters from Little Yellow Bicycle....which are gorgeous and I thought match the image well. The stamp is of course Strike a Pose from Sugar Nellie and I coloured her with copics. I have added a few flowers and lace.

The sugar Bowl - sketch/lace


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

If only me legs were...well you know...

Good Evening an almost good night but before that I just had to ink up one of my new stamps, so for quickness it has been copiced!! Oh i do wish I had long legs like this....but I'm afraid they are the!! anyway......
The stamp is of course City Girl from Simply Sassy at Sugar Nellie which I have coloured with cpoics. The papers are from Kaisercraft - Pink Gelato which are really soft and subtle. I inked the edges with DI's and added stitching, added some stickles to the image and of course I have used my favourite MFT flower die to punch out those flowers which have a little pearl in the centre....right off to switch off the slow cooker for tomorrow's dinner.

The sugar Bowl - sketch/lace
2 sisters - anything goes
Allsorts - free & easy
Totally Gorjuss - punches/die cuts
Creative Stamp Friends - monotone
Kaboodle doodles - stitching
Lothian Crafts - die cuts


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Just beachy....

Good afternoon Sundae bloggers and my last scheduled post for a couple of weeks cos I am on holiday...yay!! I am not going anywhere as hubby's holiday's are not until after mine and I went on on holiday on my own with 2 kids a couple of years was hard!! So I will doing some decorating in the bathroom and the kitchen and a couple of days here and there and of course some cardmaking too!!

Today's challenge over at Paper Sundaes is " Just beachy" or summertime. Our sponsor this week is Michelle's Scrapbooking who is offering one lucky winner....

For my card I have used papers from my stash from Imaginsce - Splash Dance collection. The stamp is from CC Designs which I coloured with copics. I did some wonky stitching on this one, added the message and a little cloud and sun. I have entered the challenges below.

Sketch n Stash - sketch
Charisma Cardz - sunshine colours
Hanna & Friends - summer
Little Miss Muffet - summer
Samuel Taylor - summer
Pollycraft - summer fun
Fussy & Fancy - summer


Friday, July 22, 2011

All in blue....

Just a quickie tonight as I have been so busy today with housework and I am now knacked!! I have used papers from First Edition - Up, Up & Away and the image is Oh La La from Simply Sassy at Sugar Nellie and I have coloured her with copics. I distressed the edges on each of the layers and embossed the circle and then gave it a bit of a rub down so you can see the white coming thorugh....Hope you like!!

The sugar Bowl - sketch/lace
Kaboodle - embossing
Craft Us Crazy - anything goes
Paper cutz - anything goes


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Simply Sassy GDT Call

Well I eventually decided to go for you know I, as well as many others, love Simply Sassy stamps and what better opportunity to display these fabby stamps than being a Guest Designer for them. You can check out the full details here at the Simply Sassy Blog.


Now the difficult decision was to try and choose my 3 favourite cards, now what I might think are MY favourites might not be other people's favourites so her goes.....I see Cathy had a bit of trouble sticking to 3 aswell....

The first card I have chosen is Luv a Latte, now I chose this one as this was the first card I made using DI's to colour the image. Also my favourite colour combo is blues, greens and brown and my favourite flower die too.

I thought I would choose Fashionista with slightly different papers as I don't normally do pale papers, not sure about the flowers on this one though.

I have picked Hippie chick as she was one of the first Sassy's I bought and I just love her big eyes...I think they are cool to colour and I have used copics to colour this one.

Next up....This Little Light, I picked this one as I spent quite a long time colouring this image again with DI's and although I wouldn't normally colour an image all green, I did feel quite chuffed with the end result on this one and I used a different flower die too!!

Last but not least....Bella Bunting is just so cool to colour, again I coloured this image with copics and then did some additional shading with pencils...lots of layers!!

I hope you like my selection and that you see the style that I like....


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Christmas in July

Welcome sundae bloggers and hopefully another glorious day...well it just now being Friday as it's another scheduled one. Only one more weekend to work and then I'm on holiday....yay!!

The challenge this week over at Paper Sundaes...if you've not already guessed it..."Christmas in July".

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous Simon Says Stamp...


who are giving one lucky winner a $15 gift certificate.

For my card I have used papers from Fancy Pants - Hot Chocolate collection...(had to buy them Elaine, they were tempting me for too long)....they are so yummy although I have only used a couple for this card. The stamp is Penelope from CC Designs and she has been coloured with copics. Pop over and see what the other girls have!!

Rainbow ladys - stitching
DYSU - stitching
Crafty Sentiments - stitching
Fairy Knoll - christmas in July
CES - Christmas in July
Simply Create - Christmas time
Stamp something - Christmas in July
2 Sisters - Christmas in July
Creative Inspirations - no flowers
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Creative Inspirations - Christmas in July
Craft Us Crazy - Christmas in July
The Crafty Pad - Christmas in July


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Let's hear it for the boys.....

Morning campers and my scheduled post....only one more weekend after this one to work and then I am on holiday!!

Today's challenge over at Sweet Stampin' is "one for the boys".

Our sponsor this week is Fairy Dust Crafts, who are giving one lucky winner 5 digis from their online store.

For my card I have used papers from MME - Fly a Kite. The image is No 1 fan from the Simply Sassy range at Sugar Nellie and I coloured him with copics. The star has been cut with a sizzix die, I stamped the message and added a button. I have entered the challenges below.

The Sugar Bowl - sketch
Crafty Creations - boys to men
Charisma Cardz - stars
A Gem of a Challenge - boys
Allsorts - free & easy
Totally Gorjuss - boys
Wags 'n' Whiskers - birthday
hanna & friends - birthdays
Paper Crafting journey - for him


Monday, July 11, 2011

Birthday, birthday, birthday....

Well...update...Michael made it home safe and sound at about 3.30 am this morning and has slept almost all day, wakened for food and is sleeping again!! Oh to be a teenager again!! I thought I would make a wee quickie tonight as Holly as staying at her granny's tonight as I am working tomorrow and it's the school holidays, so some time to myself!!

Oh I just love lots of layers....So the papers are from Echo Park - Country Drive, the image is one of my favourite LOTV fairies which I have coloured with copics, the flowers..well do I need to tell where they come from?? I have distress the edges of each layer and also embossed the middle panel just for a bit more texture, added a piece of lace, a message and some glitter. I have entered the challenges below.

LOTV - sketch
Cute Card Thursday - lace
Icopic - birthday
The Crafty Pad - lots of texture
OSATT - anything goes
Cupcake - favourite challenge - #138 - lots of layers
Colour Me Creative - favourite copic tecnique - feathered the skirt
CES - recipe
Wags & Whiskers - birthday
Stampavie - 3 or more layers
Stampin for the Weekend - wings
Truly Scrumptious - wings
Oldie but Goodie - anything goes(stamp is more than 6 months old)
By the Cute & Girly - wings


Sunday, July 10, 2011

peek- a - boo....

Thought I would post this quick card while I am waiting on Michael phoning to say what's happening...i could be up a while. He is heading home early from T in the park as the gigantic wig wam him and his friends took has been wrecked and their sleeping bags are soaked...they are not happy bunnys!! Now as most of you know T in the Park is not really near anywhere and no train station and the nearest one being in Perth and the first train is at 5am to Edinburgh...oh the worries, no wonder I have grey hair!!

So when I say a quick card, I started colouring last night but put it all together tonight!!

The stamp is new from Sugar Nellie and is called Peek a Boo...isn't she purty?? I have coloured her with DI's. The papers used is from Kaisercraft - Utopia and First Edition - Up, Up & Away which I have stitched around. I punched 3 circle out and cut a spiral and rolled them into flowers...I did have a die but it seems to have gone AWOL. I added little pearls to the centres and layered them onto a section of a flourish die cut. I added the message and a little glitter to the pressie and balloons...hope you likey!!

The Sugar Bowl - sketch and flowers
Ruby's Rainbow - birthday
Scrapalicious - turquoise(some turquoise in the papers and colouring)
Simon Says Stamp - a stitch in time
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Charisma Cardz - flowers
Allsorts - free & easy
Creative Craft Challenges - pretty blossoms
A Spoonful of Sugar - sewing


Paper Sundaes DT card

Good afternoon Sundae bloggers and my not scheduled post....I am on my lunch break at work as we speak as I thought I had scheduled this but looks like it's vanished!! The challenge this week over at Paper Sundaes is "paper piecing".

this week we are sponsored by Heather Ellis....

who is giving one lucky winner 3 digis from her online store.

For my card I have used papers from MME - Hattie collection, the image is from Heather Ellis which I have paper pieced with then same papers...not sure about this...little boy who now looks like an old man...ha ha!! Check out the what the rest of the team have came up with.

Craft Your passion - anything goes

One Stitch at a Time - anything goes

Inspire me Fridays - anything goes

Paper shelter - dots


Sunday, July 03, 2011

Paper Sundaes DT card

Hello my Sundae bloggers and my scheduled post once again. Today's challenge over at Paper Sundaes is stitching" now that can be real or faux.

Our sponsor this week is the fabby Lili of the Valley....

...and look what they are offering to one lucky winner!!

I have used my brand new papers from Echo Park - Country Drive...they are yummy!! The image is Milly from LOTV which I have coloured with Distress Inks. The flowers have been cut with my MFT flower trio die, I added a piece of ribbon, pearls, glitter and a message.

LOTV - celebrate
4 Crafty chicks - stitching
Crafts & Me - birthday

Sir Stampalot - anything goes

Emerald Faeries - anything goes

Bling It On - anything goes


Saturday, July 02, 2011

Sweet Stampin DT card..

Good morning sweet stampers and my Saturday morning scheduled post. The challenge this week at Sweet Stampin is "Something Unusual" now that means you have to use something on your creation that you wouldn't necessarily use for cardmaking/crafts.

Now I was a bit baffled and was raking the house trying to find something but then I got some inspiration from Jenny and hey presto.....a little bandage in place of ribbon and the flowers have been cut from absorbant lint....they were tricky little blighters!!

We are sponsored this week by Tiffany Doodles...

Tiffany Doodles

I have used Echo Paper - Country Drive papers...very yummy. The stamp is Flower Girl from Sugar Nellie and I have coloured her with Distress Inks. I cut the flowers with my MFT flower trio die and stuck a pearl in the centre and a message to finish.

I have entered the challenges below....

The Sugar Bowl - sketch and make your own flowers
Paper Shelter - anything goes

Allsorts - free & easy

Ruby's Rainbow - flowers

2 sisters - happy birthday

Catch the Bug - anything goes