Friday, September 30, 2011

Saturday, September 24, 2011

It's a birthday....

Good Morning stampers and my scheduled post once again!! Yes I am working although my shift may be getting changed soon...This week's challenge over at Sweet Stampin' is "anything goes".

This week we are sponsored by Quixotic Paperie who are giving a £10.00 voucher to one lucky winner and we also have out monthly sponsor Heather Ellis who is giving 3 fabby digis.

For my card I have used papers from Echo Park - Country Drive, which have been layered onto the card, the stamp is from Lili of the Valley and I coloured this little fairy with copics. I stamped the birthday message which is also from Lili of the Valley, added a few gems to finish.

Raise the Bar - things with wings
Stampin for the Weekend - what a cutie


Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Sugar Bowl Challenge #68

Good morning sugar fans and I hope you are all raring to go with our new challenge over at The Sugar Bowl. This fortnight's challenge is Kiki's sketch below....

....and of course the optional theme which is "autumn". As normal there is the fabby prize of 4 Sugar Nellie stamps but if we get over 100 entries then the prize will be 6 stamps...woo hoo!!

For my card I have used papers from Jillybean Soup - Apple Cheddar Soup collection...they are yummy!! The base layer is kraft card which I am loving at the minute and I have stitched each of the layers and also distressed each layer with my TH distressing tool. The stamp is called "Apple of my Eye" from Simply Sassy at Sugar Nellie which you can buy here from Funky Kits. I coloured this little Sassy with Distress Inks....I reckon this one took me about 4 hours in total to colour as I did it over a few days but I am well chuffed with this one. I added a couple of flowers that have been cut with my MFT flower trio die and then I added a button ans a little itsy silver apple charm!!

Delicious doodles - cute as a button
Make it Monday Kraft Outlet - use kraft and autumn
Anything goes - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - dies/punches
Paper Shelter - anything goes
Creative Inspiration Paint challenge - charm
Dream Valley - buttons
OSAAT - punch it
Kaboodle Doodles - lots of layers
Ooh La La - punches
Paper Pretties - fall inspiration
Scrapbook Sisters - autumn colours
Hannah & Friends - anything goes
Marianne's Divas Designs - bloom and grow
Delightful sketches - happy fall
By the Cute and Girly - all things bright and beautiful
Creatalicious - anything goes
4 Crafty Chicks - celebrate fall


Friday, September 16, 2011

I love these little snow people!!

Good evening folks...well I was desperate to try colouring on kraft as so many of you use that technique and it looks amazing however I don't have the right tools so I have improvised...I have used cheapo waterpencils. The stamp is "Christmas Garland" from Sugar Nellie which you can buy here from Funky Kits. The papers are just so yummy...Fancy Pants - Hot Chocolate collection. I punched out a few snowklakes and glittered them up, added the ribbon and the stamped sentiment is from LOTV....oh and I added some white glitter to the snowman's hat but I think it would have looked better if I coloured underneath hope you like it.

Crafty Ribbons - anything goes
Bunny Zoe - sketch
Crafters Companion - christmas wishes
Samuel Taylor - christmas card


Wish upon a star in autumn...

Morning bloggers....almost the weekend again and I will be back at work :( but never mind somebody's got to do it!! I made this card last night mainly for the Sugar Nellie Facebook challenge which did actually throw me a bit. The papers are just delish they are Jillybean Soup - Apple Cheddar and the image is "Wish upon a Star" from Sugar Nellie, which you can buy here from Funky Kits. I coloured this little sweetie with I quite like the feathering technique and then blending the colours together and this little skirt is the perfect size to add a few colours too. Although this is a Christmas fairy, I think she could be used anytime of the year but this is mix of autumn and Christmas....hope you likey!!

Crafty Purple Frog - fall into fall
Little Miss Muffet - things with wings
Craft Us Crazy - goodbye to summer
Flutterby Wednesday - anything goes
Craft Creations - autumn hues
Little Red Wagon - twine
Papertake Weekly - things with wings
The Crafty Pad- goodbye summer
Winter Wonderland - girly christmas


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Hello Little Friend

Another quickie before lunch...I coloured this little cutie the other night and now I have added it to a card. The stamp is called " Hello Little Friend" which is from Sugar Nellie. I coloured this one with DI's which did take me ages because of all those fine lines. The papers are from MME - Hattie collection. Oh and did you see...that's right I found my MFT rolled flower die...I hate to admit but I found it at the bottom of my pile of ironing, how on earth it got there I will never know!! i have entered the challenges bwlow.

Papertake Weekly - things with wings
Sweet Stamps - stitching
OSAAT - anything goes
CYDA - make your own flowers
Stamp Something - anything goes
Creatalicious - anything goes
Paperplay - anything goes
Marianne Divas Design - bloom and grow
Lothian Crafts - handmade flowers


Ooh baby baby....

Good morning peeps on this lovely sunny day. I thought I would quickly post this card before I get on with the housework. I made this card a few weeks ago for a friend at work but haven't got round to posting it. do you know in my little office that this year there has been 3 sets of twins...we have put a ban on the water cooler cos it must be coming from there!!
The papers were in my stash so I don't know where I got them and I can't remember where I got the image...sorry but I do know it has been coloured with copics!! I also added a few embellies aswell.

Papercraft Star - anything goes
Pollycraft - baby love
Creative Card Crew - babies
Simon Says Stamp - song title inspiration - It takes two - Marvin Gaye
Fab 'n' funky - bingo(ribbon, buttons, sentiment)
Crafty Ribbons - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - anything goes


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sweet Stampin' DT card...

Good morning sweet stamping friends and my scheduled post...yay!! Oh how the weeks are flying in, it will be Christmas before we know it!! The challenge today over at Sweet Stampin is "for a teeenager" and there is also the added option of using the sketch which you can see on the challenge blog.

This week we are sponsored by.....

Fairy Dust Crafts

...who are offering one lucky winner 5 digis.


We also have our monthly sponsor Heather Ellis...

Heather Ellis

who are offering 3 digis to one lucky winner.

For my card I have used papers from MME and first Edition, the image is from Sugar Nellie, which you can buy here from Funky Kits. I coloured this little rock chick with copics...that kilt was a bit of a nightmare however I think it looks ok, you can't really see the reds in her that much compared to IRL!! The stamped the letters out and then layered them to give a 3d look.

Pop over and see what the others have to inspire you.


Thursday, September 08, 2011

The Sugar Bowl Challenge #67

Good morning sugar fans and welcome to another challenge over at The Sugar Bowl. I hope you have all been tempted with the new sugar that went on sale last week over at Funky Kits.

This weeks challenge is Erika's fabulous sketch below and the option of using your scraps.

....of course the prize is 4 Sugar Nellie stamps but wait for it.....over 100 entries and that goes up to 6 stamps...woo hoo!!

For my card I have used Gorjuss Bumble Bee from Sugar Nellie, which you can buy here from Funky Kits, and I coloured with copics. I have also used a scrap of DP which I think is from Doodlebug. The ribbon was a scrap which I had left over and was extremely difficult to make into a bow, first because it was so small and secondly because of my big sausage fingers!! I also added a couple of heart pins I had in my stash. I finished with some doodled lines too...hope you likey!!

Make sure to check out The Sugar Nellie blog to for added inspiration.

Creative Card Crew - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Crafty Boots - anything goes


Saturday, September 03, 2011

Anything but a card....

Hi all...second scheduled post of the day....thought I would wait til lunch time so I can do the linky thing on my lunch break!! When I saw Faye's lovely work of art I thought..I am going to make one of those...I need one for my desk anyway!! So here we are...a little bit out of my comfort zone and it didn't quite go according to plan!! So I used an old tub, then I sanded it and rubbed it and primed it and rubbed it and painted it but then I thought I could add some tissue papers around the lip on the top but that's where it all went wrong!! Looking at it now though, I did manage to fix it up a bit and it's not as bad a sit was!! I covered the tub in MME - So Sophie papers, there is also a band all the way around with matching buttons on, maybe should have taken a photo from the side, oh well, I cut the felt flowers out using my MFT rolled daisy die...I think this die works perfectly on felt, I am not so keen on it with papers. I then added a bow and a couple of punched butterflies.....hope it's not too naff!!

Cupcake - alter it
Moving along with the times - handmade flowers
Paperplay - make your own flowers
Lothian Crafts - handmade flowers
Pollycraft - felt
Totally papercrafts - anything but a card

Craft your Days Away - handmade flowers


Birthday girl.....

Hello all the weekend bloggers and a wee scheduled post from me cos I am at work...yay!! I am hoping that it won't be freezing this weekend as last weekend was baltic and I had to sit with my jacket on!!

Now I know your thinking...a blue flower but I wanted something a bit different and it's amazing how this litle stamp can look so different depending on how you colour it!! So for my card I have used papers from MME...can't remember which as they are odds that i had left. The stamp is from Lili of the Valley which I coloured with promarkers...I actually coloured the image at the card class the other night but only got round to actually making it into a card yesterday.

Have you seen...there's a DT Call over at Sweet Stampin'...check it out here!!

LOTV - sketch
I ♥ Promarkers - anything goes
Passion for promarkers - anything goes
Allsorts - blue and green


Friday, September 02, 2011

It's happening all over again.....

Good morning sugar addicts and welcome to day 2 of our Jingle Bells & Tinkle Bells Hippity Hop. Before I go on to today's post I would just like to thank you all for your wonderful comments yesterday, it was so much appreciated.
If for some strange reason you missed our hop yesterday then check it out here and join in.

Well the fun is starting all over again today so hop over to The Sugar Nellie Blog to start at the beginning and follow the links to each of our blogs. You need to leave some comments along the way to be in with a chance of some yummy candy too!!

So if you have arrived here from the wonderful Maria Therese's blog then you are in the right place but if not then you need to go back at start at The Sugar Nellie blog...woo hoo so what are you waiting for??

For my card I have used papers from Fancy Pants - Hot chocolate collection which are so yummy!! This stamp of of course from Sugar Nellie - Titiana, which you can buy here from Funky Kits, I coloured this little cutie ever so gently with copics, believe it or not I only actually used 6 different colours for Titiana, 2for skin, 2 for hair and 2 for clothing. I added some white chunky glitter for the fluff on her outfit. I punch a few snowflakes and added some big gems for that extra sparkle!! oh yes and wonky stitching on the layers.

Your next stop is over at the lovely Mina's blog so hop on over to see what she has in store for you.

If you get lost along the way...
Maria Therese

Happy hopping!!

Fussy and Fancy - sketch
Crafty Creations - punch/die cuts
Stampavie - Christmas
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Charisma - anything goes
Crafty Catz - monochromatic


Thursday, September 01, 2011

Well the day has finally arrived....

Good morning sugar fans...the day has finally arrived where there is new sugar on sale at Funky Kits and all you sugar addicts can spend, spend, spend. The Sugar Bowl and Sugar Nellie sweeties are marking the occasion today and tomorrow with a fabby Jingle Bells & Tinkle Bells Hippity Hop blog hop to showcase you the new stamps which will go on sale today...and what stunning cards and stamps there is to see!!

To take part in the hop you need to start at The Sugar Nellie blog and then follow the links to each of the Sweeties own need to leave a comment at each blog along the way as there will be some random candy winners picked from the comments, so you need to be in it to win it!!

If you have arrived here from the Sugar Mama Gayle's blog then you are in the right place but if you haven't then you need to go back and start at the beginning over at The Sugar Nellie blog.

For my card I have used Fancy Pants - Traditions papers, the image is called "Heavenly Angel," which you can buy here from Funky Kits, I have coloured this little cutie with copics.....isn't she cute??

Happy hopping and remember to pop back tomorrow for day two of our blog stop today is the lovely Kiki's blog so pop over over and give her some love!!

Sunday Sketch & Stamp - sketch(flipped)
Stamps R Us - anything oes
Creative Card Crew - anything goes
Flutterby Wednesday - celebrate