Saturday, June 30, 2012

Candy hearts...

howdy's a very, very rainy day here today and there's nothing better than to play with your new sugar....mmmm! so delivered today and ordered is that for service from Funky Kits??

Not sure if I have went a bit overboard but I thought I would start with this little cutie called Candy Hearts from Sugar Nellie, coloured with copics. I also stamped the image onto masking paper and stuck the mask down onto the coloured image and then chalked the blue background....The papers are Echo Park - Hello Summer and Prima - Double Deux, all the layers have also been distressed. The clouds and flowers have been cut with MFT die-namics, I touched up the flowers with some ink too and then doodles everywhere really!! I finished with some glitter to the flowers...hope you like.

Crafty Calendar - flowers in bloom
Dream Valley - things with wings
Stampin' for the Weekend - show us your style
do You Stack Up - clouds and blue skies
Fab 'n' funky - cute and girly
Stampavie - flowers
Craft your passion - things with wings
love to Create - anything goes
Allsorts - in bloom


Sweet Stampin' DT card

Good morning are we today?? Well it's another dreary day her in vonny Scotland...when will we see some sunshine??

Today's challenge over at Sweet Stampin' is "scallops"...easy peasy!!

We are sponsored by Crafts and Me and Joanna Sheen so pop over to check it out.

For my card I have used papers from MME - Be them!! The stamp is Sympathy Bugs from Whimsy Stamps...I think you can use this for any occasion which is why I have used it for a birthday card and I coloured them with copics and did a bit of shading with polychromos. The scallop is from MFT, and I finished with some doodles!!

Papertake Weekly - sketch
Wags 'n' whiskers - kraft
Charisma Cardz - anything goes
Moving along with the Times - birthday
paper Crafting journey - kraft
Bearly Mine - anything goes
The Kraft Journal - anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - yellow


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sugar Bowl Challenge #87

Good morning sugar fans and it's another dreary day here in Scotland...and the first day of my holidays from work.

Today's challenge over at The Sugar Bowl is the fabby sketch below...

...and of course the optional extra of "flower power".

As always one lucky winner picked at random will receive 4 Sugar Nellie stamps from FunkyKits..

...if there is over 100 entries then the prize increases to 6 stamps.

For my card I have used "Flower girl" from sugar Nellie and coloured her with copics. The papers are Bo Bunny - Alora collection, the flowers have been cut with my MFT flower trio die and I stuck some pearls to the centres...oh yes and i stitched each of the layers and I also distressed each of the layers...

Copic Marker Europe - black hair
Moving along with the Times- birthday
Fab 'n' Funky - cute and girly
Allsorts - any die will do
Charisma Cardz - anything goes


Sunday, June 24, 2012

A wee birthday wish...

Howdy folks...hope you are all having a lovely weekend...well I have actually managed to get loads of housework done including washing, the rain has stayed away long enough...yay!! i haven't done much today as I have hurt my shoulder...not sure if I have pulled a muscle but I was using my new dyson yesterday and I felt I had had a work's hard going!!

I started colouring this image through the week and it has taken me until today to get it finished...the stamp is Hazel and Nutty from Sugar Nellie which I have coloured with Distress Inks(still practising). I also inked up around the edges of the image..The papers are from Prima Marketing - Madeleine Collection and MME - Breeze. The flowers have been cut using my MFT royal rose die and leaves, the flourish is a do-hickey. I added stitching to the layers aswell and added a few pearls to finish...

Dream Valley - things with wings
Crafty Calendar - flowers in bloom
Paperplay - use a die
Crafts and Me - anything goes
Divas by Design - to die for
Bearly Mine - flowers
Bunny Zoe - girls, girls, girls
Lollipop - happy birthday
2 Sisters - anything goes
Allsorts - any die will do


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Share it on a Sunday...

Good evening fellow bloggers and I am bit later than planned with my SOS!! Bit first of all my boy has made contact from Turkey...he said it was a bit chilly today as it was only 35!! I will be so jealous of his tan when he comes back as he just needs to look at the sun and goes brown!!

So for my Share it on a Sunday over on the Sugar Nellie blog I thought I would share some funny little kitten photos...I know there are many cat lovers out there and I used to have a cat...they are just so cute!!

Don't you just love them!!


Thursday, June 14, 2012

The worry begins....

Well folks...worried I hear you ask?? Tonight my son is staying at his girlfriends as they both go on holiday to Turkey tomorrow. Now he has just said his goodbyes and said he won't be using his phone as it's too expensive so not to bother texting or phoning him...for a fortnight...I don't think so...I have already lost 3 stones and I don't want to loose another 3 stones!! I bought him his sun cream as he wasn't going to bother....em yes you will bother!! Now on Monday they said they had printed their boarding passes for going but couldn't print the ones for coming back home so ...wait for it...asked me if they just took the holiday receipts would that be enough to let them on the plane...oh my word, I am worried now!! They do now have the boarding passes for coming home thank goodness!! The good thing is they are all inclusive so they will be fed for the fortnight so at least I know he will be ok foodwise....

Will keep you posted....


Sugar Bowl Challenge #86

Good morning folks...I am on a day off today as I worked last weekend and I am knacked as was also on a late shift yesterday however hopefully the rain will stay away long enough for me to get my washing hung out!!
So sugar fans we have another challenge over at the Sugar Bowl. This week's challenge is the fab sketch below...

...with the optional theme of "one for the boys"...easy peasy!!

As normal one lucky winner picked at random will receive 4 Sugar Nellie stamps from Funky Kits...

...however if we get over 100 entries then the prize increases to 6 Sugar Nellie stamps.

For my card I have used a Kathy Hare stamp called Worried which is from Sugar Nellie, I coloured this little cutie with copics and gave some shading with polychromos. The papers are MME - Lost & Found Sunshine which I layered onto kraft card. I added some twine and a giant button which is from Stampin' Up.

Craft Your Passion - anything goes
The Kraft Journal - cards for him
Dream Valley - for a special guy
The Crafty pad - let's hear it for the boys
Little Claire's - male theme
Delicious Doodles - for the fellas
Paperplay - for a man with twine
Delightful Challenges - for the boys
Charisma - male cards
My Mums Craft Shop - clean and simple
Do You Stack Up - masculine
Moving along with the times - let's get krafty


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Share it on a Sunday...

Better late then never with my SOS for Sugar Nellie...I am always fascinated by how many people out there can make the most gorgeous handmade items. I spotted these a while back on Pinterest and think they are amazing!! These rings are made from sterling silver spoons...aren't they fab..

Now I am on the look out for some pretty silver spoons...I bet if my granny was still here today she would have these fancy ones!!


she's so shy...

Hi folks just a wee quickie tonight!! I made this card last night whilst I was at a loose end and it was pouring down too...better weather today.
So the stamp is from Personal Impressions - Bluebird's Proposal which I coloured with copics, the papers are MME - Howdy Doody which I received for my birthday from the lovely Elaine...thank you Elaine...mwah!! I layered the papers onto bazzill card and added a few pearls and those flowers have been cut with the flower trio die-namics die...hope you like.

Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Die-ing for a Challenge - anything goes
Polka Doodles - flowers


Wednesday, June 06, 2012

birthday wishes...

Hi...just a quickie from me before I get to bed!! I think I am liking my new colour and aqua...quite like it!! So I actually bought this stamp several weeks ago but only inked it up last night and made this card. The papers are Fancy Pants - Simmer Soul which I layered onto bazzill card, the flowers have been cut with my die-namics rolled rose dies and the leaves have also been cut with a die-namics die, the stamp is Sweet Blossom from Whimsy Stamps which I coloured with copics...oh and I felt the need to doodle around the edges on this one.

Die-ing for a Challenge - anything goes
Sketchy Colors - sketch
My Mums Craft Shop - bingo(flowers, pearls, die cuts)
Papertake Weekly - anything goes


Exciting news...there's a DT call..

Hi blogging fans....I have some exciting news to share with you...have you seen the Sugar Nellie blog tonight?? Well if better get right on over there as they are having a DT call...what an great opportunity...if you can meet the requirements then why not apply.

Good Luck!!


Friends Forever...

Howdy folks and another sunny but cold day here in Scotland. I thought I would get a wee bit crafting done today before I go back to work tomorrow...oh and I need to do the usual chores!!
I actually bought this stamp a few weeks ago but only inked it up last night. The stamp is from Stampavie - Fishing Fun which I coloured with copics, I also cut the image out to give it a 3D effect. The papers are a mix from various MME collections. The cloud is a MFT die-namic and the sun is a daisy die but I snipped the ends off. I added some twine and buttons to finish.

Lexi's Creations - for the man/boy in our lives
Mojo Monday - sketch
Here Comes the Boys - anything goes
Catch the Bug - anything goes
Little Claire's - male theme
Wags 'n' Whiskers - summer fun
Simon Says - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - anything goes with the option of a male


Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Sweet little birthday..

Howdy blogging fans...well it's another fairly sunny but not warm day here in Scotland...but fine for the washing!!
I started colouring this little cutie last night and now it's made into a card. I love these LOTV fairies, they are adorable.
So the stamp and sentiment are both from LOTV which I coloured with copics, the papers are Fancy Pants - Summer Soul which I layered onto bazzill card, I then added some stitching and distressed the edges. I added a piece of lace just for a change instead of ribbon. The flourish is a Do Hickey die and the rolled roses are cut from a MFT die-namics die, I added 2 little pearls and finished with lots of glitter to the wings, feelers and ribbon...not that you can see it very well in the photo.

Papertake Weekly - sketch
Lili's Little Fairies - anything goes
My time to Craft - use 2 of something(pearls)
Deep Ocean - swirls
Stampavie - for a girl
Paperplay - use 2 of something(pearls)
Little Miss Muffet - rainbows, clouds or wings
Dutch Dare - pearls and swirls
Charisma - bling
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Hotshot Crafts - die cuts
Crafty Calendar - flowers
The Ribbon Girl - ribbon or lace


Monday, June 04, 2012

Some goodies on offer...

Hi folks,

Just to let you know you have a chance of winning some goodies with Hotshot Crafts.....check out the blog for details....


Share it on a Sunday...

Well I know I am a day late but I have had a busy Gala Day weekend, so better late than never as they say.

Why not join in with Karen over on the Sugar Nellie blog and share something that takes your fancy or that you have spotted on Pinterest.

I found these buttons and thought I would share them with you.


Saturday, June 02, 2012

My favourite....

Good morning folks....this will be short and sweet this morning as it's the Gala Day...woo just getting ready. First I have to share Pippi with you...The challenge over at Sweet Stampin' this week is "your favourite stamp". What a hard decision this was as I have many stamps that I really love and I have a bestest favourite which is a Christmas one but I didn't feel like making a Christmas card so I decided to use Pippi Longsocks from Sugar Nellie...she is well up there in my top few!

I used papers from Papermania - Portobello Road and Making Memories, I stitched each of the layers and distressed the edges, the flowers and buttons are cut from MFT dies, I added a twine bows through the buttons, the flourish is cut from a do hickey die, the message is from LOTV and the stamp is Pippi from Sugar Nellie which I coloured with copics....went with the red, white and blue theme since it was the Jubilee next week.

Pop over to the Sweet Stampin Challenge blog...this week we are sponsored by Letraset, who are giving away a set of pens and we also have our monthly sponsor Joanna Sheen who is giving a £10 voucher.

Papertake Weekly - sketch
My Mums Craft Shop - red, white and blue
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Creative Craft Challenges - red, white and blue
Crafty Cardmakers - distress it
karen's doodles - stitch it up
Love to Create - add a sentiment
My Craft spot - buttons & bows
The Cutie Pie Challenge - dies/punches
One Stitch at a time - red, white and blue
Craft your Days Away - red, white and blue
By the Cute and girly - cute as a button
The Crafty Pad - colours of your flag( I went with the Union Jack rather than the St Andrews flag)
Crafty Catz - buttons &bows
Fussy and Fancy - swirls and flourishes
Hotshot Crafts - die cuts
Delightful Challenges - red, white and blue
Crafters Companion - time to embellish
Secret Crafter - anything goes
Divas by Design - anything goes
MAWTT - red, white and blue
Bunny Zoe - anything goes


Friday, June 01, 2012

Birthday candy winner

Happy Friday everyone, I am getting all the housework done today in preparation for the festivities at the weekend as it's our Procession tomorrow so just really like a huge Gala Day and you need to come from Bathgate to understand the importance of it...can never be missed!! Hopefully it will stay sunny and that will mean a bbq for tea and possibly some drinks. I will be back with my DT card tomorrow and the Facebook challenge on Sunday but before all thatI almost forgot to pick my candy winner.

So drum roll please....
the winner is...

...that's you Abi...

well done, please email your address and I will get your goodies popped in the post to you.