Hello I thought I would make a card today just for fun and to enter a couple of challenges. I saw the new sketch at Papertake Weekly so I have used that.
Over at LOTV's Ideas to Inspire the challenge for this month is Pink - last day tomorrow so I just made it! I have used one of my favourite LOTV images and coloured her with my Copics and a touch of Stickles. She has been cut and matted using SB Ovals and Beaded Ovals. The papers are Nitwits called Hey Cupcake. The dies are a MB Chloe which I have added Stickles too, Impression Obsession the hearts on stems and Lil' Inker Little Bow. I also used my SB Curved Borders One. The sentiment tag is LOTV which I have cut out and tucked behind the bow.
Right I am off now to do the ironing and then make tea I feel a nice glass of chilled Sauvignon Blanc coming on!! Thank you for looking and any comments you may leave, it always a pleasure to receive them! Take care xx
Good morning, hope you all had a nice weekend. It is rainy here this morning in Blackpool I suppose it will do the garden good!
Today is my turn to host over at Digital Delights Blog for Hostess Monday. I decided to do something a bit different, well it is for me anyway. I have made a Surprise Pop Up Card following a tutorial here at Splitcoaststampers by Beate Johns. There are a few pictures! Here is the card:
Here is a picture of the top after you pull the tag at the top:
A picture of the lower part:
And a sideways picture of the whole card:
Image - Flower Power Daisy by Digital Delights
Paper - Spring Fling Digital Paper Pack Digital Delights
Sentiments - Spring Sentiments Set Digital Delights
Today is the start of a brand new challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers and it is a photo inspiration. Here is my card:
I have used Fairy Angelica from Wags 'n Whiskers. She has been coloured with myCopics and Stickles added for some sparkle! The papers are a mixture of Pink Petticoat and Marianne Eline's Folklore. I have used Spellbinders Square and Scalloped Square for the image and mat. Memory Box Precious Stars with Stickles added and a flat back pearly thing. Cheery Lynn French Pastry Die (one of my all time favourites) and Spellbinders A2 Bracket Borders One. The sentiment is LOTV and ribbon from my stash. The bling at the bottom is Bling on a Roll by Recollections from Michaels.
Here is the inspiration photo - sorry its so small but it just goes blurry if I try to enlarge it:
Thank you so much for looking and please go over to the challenge for some more inspiration and a better look at the photo lol! Take care xx
Good morning everyone - a big thank you for calling in to see me today! As today is Thursday that means it is time for Delightful Thursday over at the Digital Delights Blog! Here is my card to join in with the fun:
This is how it looks closed and then another view of it open:
I used my Silhouette Cameo for the card shape using a shape I downloaded from Bjork. The gorgeous image is Tiered Cake available here from Digital Delights - doesn't it look yummy! I coloured the image with Copics and added lots of Stickles to the frosting. The papers are by Nitwits called Hey Cupcake. I have used a Martha Stewart punch for the border and a SB die Labels Eight for the sentiment which comes from the Keeping in Touch Sentiment Set available here from Digital Delights.
This week the challenge at Delightful Challenges is Make A Wish - Include a Candle or a Star and the sponsor is
Well I am off to Halifax today as my cousin has had a hip replacement and I am taking her Mum - my Aunt who is 91 to visit her. Have a fabulous day whatever you are doing and thank you for coming to see me! Take care xx
Good morning to you and I hope you are well this Wednesday morning, if not I wish you a speedy recovery! Today sees the start of a new challenge at The Paper Shelter. This challenge will be slightly different as it will last for two weeks and the DT will not do any commenting this will enable us to have a bit of a break for summer - thank you Paper Shelter!! The theme for this will be Anything Goes!!
A while ago a friend of mine rang me up and asked to come and see me. She used to work alongside me when I was a Ward Manager and she was my Ward Clerk. She is a lovely and caring person always with a smile on her face and I always used to say why don't you take up nursing but she always said she couldn't do it. Anyway when she came to see me it was to ask for a reference to apply to become a Nurse! I was over the moon and think she'll make a brilliant nurse. So my card today I have made for Sharon:
I have used Paper Shelter Cute Nurses available here I thought it would be perfect for her. Excellent value as you get two nurse images both coloured and not coloured and backing papers! I have coloured my image in with Copics to look like Sharon and added Glossy Accents to the bottle. The papers are Nitwits Tour of London. Dies used are Spellbinders Wonky Rectangles, Dienamics Photo Corner which have been spritzed with October Afternoon Sprinkles (to look like blood lol) and Cheery Lynn Burlap (to look like bandage). The sentiment I did on my computer.
As usual we have a fabulous prize up for offer:
Please go over to The Paper Shelter Challenge to see what the rest of the fabulously talented team have done! You have two weeks to enter this so get cracking!!
That's if for me, we have a friend and her little three year old daughter coming for lunch today. The plan was for her to paddle in the paddling pool but not sure if the weather is going to play games today! Thank you so much for looking - take care xx
Good morning to you! Today sees the start of a new challenge at Crafty Sentiments. The theme of the challenge this week is Bling it On which I think will appeal to most of us we do like our bling don't we? Here is my card:
Mmmm very slinky! I have used the gorgeous Cheers from Crafty Sentiments which you can purchase here and she has been coloured with Copics. The papers are First Edition Noir et Chic. The rolled flowers are a Marianne die and I used a leaf punch to make the leaves, it may be Woodware but I'm not sure. The mat was made using Cheery Lynn Polynesian Sails such a beautiful die! For the border I used Spellbinders Bracket Borders One and the bow was made with a Lil Inkers die. The big blingy spacer and gem are from the Ribbon Girl, I added some Stickles to her hair band, gem to the flower in her hair and some Liquid Pearls for her champagne bubbles.
Good morning to you all! Hope you had a lovely weekend - don't they just fly by! We went for a lovely walk on Friday afternoon along the seashore, splashing in the sea as we walked along! Invited my sister around for a BBQ on Saturday but first we all went down to the beach with her dogs and had a walk again. Yesterday was cooler so managed to get some crafting done!
Today sees the start of a new challenge at Lexi's Creations and the theme this fortnight is Christmas in July. Now I am a last minute panic kind of girl where Christmas cards are concerned so it does feel a bit weird for me to be doing so many festive cards and projects this month! Here is my card:
Slightly wishy washy picture I think! I decided to go for a vintage type look not sure if I succeeded or not! The picture is on my file in my pc and it is before I started putting where I got them from so I really apologise for not knowing - I do like to give credit. I have used Spellbinders die for the mat and the snowflake. The card was cut using a Go Create XXL die. The paper is Pion - I finally used a piece of it (I have had it ages and never could bring myself to cut into them). I used two rubber stamps and gold embossing powder - the music sheet is a LOTV acrylic stamp unfortunately it is starting to perish and is in about three or four pieces but I managed to use it! The sentiment is Tickled Pink stamps. Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl, another thing I have difficulty using - far too pretty to cut!! I have used Frantage around the card and on the snowflake and all over my craft room too - it sure blows all over the place even heating it from below.
Our sponsor this week is
I will come back later and see about some challenges. Thank you so much for visiting and a big hello to my latest followers! Take care, Susan x
Good Morning to you and I hope you are all having a good week! We had loads of fun yesterday when Max and Emma came round - sliding on the water slide and throwing water bombs! Today I am taking my Aunt out for lunch then I think we will go for an ice cream on the Sea Front at Fleetwood as it is such a lovely day!
Today is Delightful Thursday at the Digital Delights Blog and the Design Team have got some brilliant cards for inspiration! Here is mine:
As soon as I saw this cutie I wanted to make a card for our friends in Texas! They have about four flamingos around their pool so I knew this would make a perfect Christmas Card for them! I have used the adorable Festive Flamingo available here from Digital Delights, the palm tree is from the Luau Accessories Set available here from Digital Delights and the sentiment is from Caroling Sentiments Set available here from Digital Delights. I have coloured the images with Copics and added Stickles and Glossy Accents so it looks like ice. The holly is made with a CC Cutter die, the sentiment cut out with Lil' Inker Stitched Pennant and the Star Festoon banner is Whiff of Joy.
This week at
Delightful Challenges the challenge is Celebrate with Glitter, Bling and Sparkly Things! You have a week to enter and there is a fab prize up for grabs from
Good morning to you! A big welcome to my newest follower Denise thank you so much for following my little blog!
We had a lovely time yesterday when our friends came round. Sat in the garden and had a lovely BBQ. Today we are going to see Dave's grandchildren Emma and Max in a school play and then they are all coming over here. I bought a water slide for the garden so they are going to play on that and then have a BBQ - make hay whilst the sun shines I say!!
Today sees the start of a brand new challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge and the theme this week is Clean and Simple. Now I have really struggled with my mojo and card making since I got back from my holiday. I am usually a month ahead with my DT cards but at the moment it is really a case of making them when they are due!! I really hate to be like this so I'm hoping it soon passes and I can get ahead again. So I have to admit this card was so simple to make and I feel a bit like I have cheated!
Apologies for the rubbish picture I seem to have a big shadow on it!! As I said this card was so easy to make. I used a pre-coloured image Extreme from The Paper Shelterhere. When you purchase an image from The Paper Shelter you get a plain one to colour in in JPEG and PNG, a pre-coloured one in JPEG and PNG, a background paper and a background paper with the coloured image on it - a brilliant buy! I opened my image in Word and then added the sentiment and the frame, changed the colour of the frame to match the image and printed out on White Linen cardstock! I do feel I have cheated a bit but I think it does show the versatility of the images and we are all pushed for time sometimes!
I hope you have a wonderful day whatever you do! Thank you so much for calling and take care xx
Good morning to you all. I am trying to post this on my I Pad which I haven't done before but now I think I have sorted out how to put pictures on so thought I would have a go! I don't have a card today life is just getting in the way at the moment and the weather is far too nice to be stuck indoors. We are having some friends round this afternoon for a BBQ, taking advantage of the weather whilst we can!
I have got some pictures I told with my phone when we went for our canal walk on Sunday and thought I would share them with you:
A mother swan and her two signets.
She was making sure I didn't get too close to them!
This cow was actually in the water and I thought she might get stuck, they are not the brightest animals! She managed to get out.
There was an abundance of pretty windflowers in bloom.
This is called Double Bridge, you will see why on my next picture.
And that's the lot, hope I didn't bore you, I will be back tomorrow with a card! Thanks for looking and take care xx
Good morning to you all, hope you had a lovely weekend! We had a great time at the Agricultural Show on Saturday Dave's daughter, SIL and grandchildren came back and we had a BBQ and played in the garden. Yesterday Dave and I went for a canal walk it was beautiful really pretty and so peaceful. Its so nice to have a BBQ everyday which we have been doing and eating outside just what summer should be like! You lucky people in climates where you can do that, here in the UK its a rare treat!!
Today I am posting a reminder that it is the mid-way mark in our challenge Die-ing for it over at A Little Bit Crafty. Here is my card I made for it:
Mmmm think it looks a bit wishy washy personally! With all this beautiful weather I have been struggling to craft very much as I would rather be doing something than stuck inside in my craft room! The image is a Saturated Canary Owl Always Love You which was a freebie with your order a while ago. I coloured her with my Copics. I have used Spellbinders Large and Scalloped Circle dies, MB Corner Bow and the bird cage is a die cut free with an order from Dies to Die For - thank you! Ribbon and heart from The Ribbon Girls. You have about anothe two weeks to enter the challenge and there are some fab prizes up for grabs, you don't have to enter a card it can be anything crafty as long as you have used a die on it!
Good morning to you all! Happy weekend hope you have something nice planned for it or maybe some lovely chilling time?
I had a great time yesterday seeing my friends for lunch and a great old chin wag and it was lovely to able to sit outside whilst we ate! One of my friends celebrates her 60th birthday in a few weeks. She is having a big party with a marquee, waiters, band, ice sculpture and caricaturist - I can hardly wait! As she is going on holiday on Thursday and will be away for her birthday I had to give her birthday card to her yesterday. I wasn't sure what to make - it had to be funny but I didn't want to put 60 on the front of it. I remembered this image I had bought from Redonkadoodles (used to be Redonkulous) and thought it would be a bit naughty but nice! Here it is:
I cut the gift box out in my photo editing software and then erased it from the image too. I then put the gift box on one of those springy things so it bounces around. Here is another view:
I coloured the image with Copics added Glossy Accents to his glasses and some Stickles to his teeth so they are really shiny IRL! The papers are Raspberry Road Watermelon patch. Used my Spellbinders Grand Nestie Ovals and Scalloped Ovals, SB circles and Edgeabilities. The sentiment I made on the computer I wanted to make some reference to it being a special birthday so thought this filled the bill. I made a matching box too but didn't photograph that but its exactly the same layout as the card. As I have said before my friends are not crafty in the least so they will definitely not be looking at my blog!
We are going to the Agricultural Show at Great Eccleston today with Dave's daughter and family. Should be good fun I remember taking my children when they were younger and had such a good time, the weather is certainly perfect for it!
Thanks for looking and have a great day whatever you are up to! Take care xx
Good morning and a big Happy Friday to you! Today sees the start of a brand new challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers. To celebrate all this glorious weather we are having in the UK the theme is Summer Fun!! Here is my card:
I have used the Wags 'n Whiskers Chillin' Out Digi available here. I have coloured the image with Copics and added some Glossy Accents to his shades! The image has been cut and matted with SB and also a corner rounder. The border die is Dienamics as is the sun. Papers are digital and I am so sorry I can't remember I didn't write it down! The sentiment is pc generated and cut with my favourite Lil Inkers stitched pennant die.
The lucky winner will win a free Wags 'n Whiskers rubber stamp. You don't have to use a Wags 'n Whiskers image but if you do you will be entered into another draw to win a Wags 'n Whiskers digi!
Challenges I would love to enter:
Well I am off to meet my friends for a girly lunch in Lytham and catch up with all the gossip! Hope you have a good day wherever you are and whatever you are doing! Thanks for looking and take care xx
Good Morning to you all! Today is Inspiration Thursday over on Digital Delights! Pop over there for lots of ideas from the talented Design Team. Here is what I have done:
I used this adorable Digital Delights image called Baking Bear Pattern. Unfortunately I think he has been retired because I can't find him in the shop but he is available here in a DVD containing over 60 stamps. And if you go over here to the Digital Delights Shop you will find lots of fabulous images that are such a joy to colour in! I coloured my image in with Copics and then cut him out. The papers are from my stash. I used the pie and drape dies from SB Homespun collection and inked them up with some Fired Brick DI whilst still in the dies. The fork and spoon are from the same collection using metal foil card. Doily is from my stash and the button, twine and ribbon are all from The Ribbon Girl.
If you go over to Delightful Challenges there is a new challenge today and the theme for it is On The Fringe (paper or fabric fringe).
Good morning hope you are all well and if not wishing you a speedy recovery!
Today sees the start of a brand new challenge over at Crafty Sentiments. To celebrate our new Christmas release the new challenge is ChristmasinJuly. The DT have all done projects other than cards but entrants just need to be anything Christmassy! Here is my project:
Oh yummy but not very Christmassy! Mmm that's true so here is what I did:
I have used the brand new Crafty Sentiments TimeForPresents. I have coloured it with my Copics and added Stickles. The paper is from Nitwits Merry Christmouse too and also Pink Petticoat. I have used the following dies: Marianne - Poinsettia and flourish, CC Cutter - holly and Sizzix - tag. Needless to say the chocolate didn't last very long!!
We have a fabulous prize up for grabs this week, this lovely rubber stamp:
And don't forget if you want to win some of our New Release Christmas Stamps or if you fancy joining the GDT for 2 months then pop over to the InspirationalBlog you still have time but it finishes tomorrow!!
Dave is off hiking in the Lakes today with Bernard my first husband so I have a day all to my self - lots of crafting so I hope Mr Mojo can come out an play I think all this sun has scared him off!! Have a great day whatever you are doing and thank you so much for visiting. Take care xx
This is my second post today, for Crafty Sentiments Christmas Preview please scroll down to previous post.
Good morning, well I am back again with my card for the brand new challenge at Lexi's Creations. The theme for this challenge is For a Friend, here is my card:
My mojo has definitely gone walk about since I returned from my holidays, must be all this nice weather, so I have gone for something quite plain and simple. I have used Lexi's A Friend is a Gift Sentiment which you can purchase here from Fairy Dust Crafts. I have used some pretty metallic foil which I purchased last year at Michaels in America. I have used Spellbinders Adorning Squares to mat the image on first cutting it out using SB Large Circles. Two panels of embossed Centura Pearl card. The butterfly is MB and the flowers SB Homespun. Ribbon and pearls from my stash.
Our sponsor this week is:
so please go over to the challenge and see what the rest of our lovely DT have done! You have almost two weeks to enter and we would love to see what you do!
I have scheduled this as I am off out for a girly day of shopping and chatting with a friend! Whatever you are doing - have fun! Take care xx
We are continuing to preview the wonderful Christmas release stamps by Crafty Sentiments. To celebrate we are using the new stamps on Anything But A Card. I decided that I would decorate this:
I think it cost about 20p! Here is what I made:
I have used the new Ho Ho Ho from Crafty Sentiments from the brand new releases. He has been coloured with Copics with plenty of Stickles and Liquid Pearls added! Cut and matted with Spellbinders Labels One using Gold mirri card to mat. The papers are MME "Merry" and Papermill Direct cardstock. The bells are made with a CC Designs dies and the snowflakes are made using Spellbinders Snowflake Pendants. I used Cheery Lynn Tiny Expandable Borders for the borders - love this die its so useful! The letters are from my stash I have had years made by EK Success and the ribbons are all from my stash.
On the Crafty Sentiments Inspiration blog they will be giving away a 2 month GDT spot so go over there to see the amazing projects the rest of the DT have done!
We have a new challenge over at Card Makin' Mamas and the theme for this month's challenge is monochromatic! Here is my card:
I have used the fabulous Cup of Sunshine from this month's sponsor Meljen's Designs. I coloured the image with my copics and added some Viva Decor around it. The papers are all Pink Petticoat. The corner dies are Whimsy and the border die is SB Edgeabilities. I mimicked the twine and heart around the mug with some twine from The Ribbon Girl and a die cut heart using Lil Inkers die.
Our sponsor for this challenge is:
we were all given images to work with so pop over to Card Makin' Mamas to see what the rest of the design team have done.
Good morning to you all! Today we are previewing some of the fabulous Christmas stamps shortly to be released at Crafty Sentiments. I have had the pleasure of working with "A Christmas Story":
I thought I would go with some un-traditional Christmas Colours and love these from Raspberry Road "Shabby Flakes". I coloured A Christmas Story with Copics and added some Stickles. The poinsettia and leaves are a Marianne die. I have used Memory Box Precious Stars. The pearls and ribbon are from my stash. The sentiment is years and years old comes from a set I bought from QVC.
If you go over to the Crafty Sentiments Inspirational Blog you can see some more fabulous designs! One lucky winner will receive a Christmas parcel containing four of the new stamps and each day we will be awarding a two month Guest Design Team Spot!
Good morning and I can't believe its Friday again! These weeks are whizzing by goodness me! I hope everyone in the UK is ready for our heat wave that's about to start - whoop whoop. Now for all you bloggers in other parts of the world when we say heat wave in the UK we mean we will reach the dizzying heights of 75 for us in the northwest and those in the south 81!!! But when its usually in the 50/60s you can see why we get excited!!
For today's card I have used a real cutie from Digital Delights which has just been released:
I went for a CAS style with this one. The image is Delightful Snow from Digital Delights. I coloured her with Copics and cut her out. I printed the toadstool and sentiment directly onto linen cardstock and coloured with my Copics, I was a bit worried that it may bleed but I was careful and it didn't! You get all three in a set here. I used a Spellbinders die to cut the aperture for Delightful Snow to sit on and placed some cloud paper behind (it was on my desk not sure the make but it was a digital.
Have you anything nice planned for the weekend? Its my birthday tomorrow so I am having a BBQ and my daughter her partner and my sister are coming around. Whatever you are up to have a fabulous time! Thank you so much for looking, take care xx
Good Morning, hope you are all well and if not I wish you a speedy recovery! Happy Fourth of July to all our American friends too!
When Wendy asked me if I wanted to transfer over to Digital Delights from Delightful Challenges as a Senior Designer I was totally delighted! I will miss my team mates at Delightful Challenges they are certainly a very talented set of girls but I look forward to working with my new team mates at Digital Delights and we are all still part of the same team!!
For my first card with Digital Delights I have used this fabulous critter from the new release:
I have used Jubbly Hippo available here from Digital Delights. I have coloured him with Copics and added some Stickles. The sentiment is from the Keeping in Touch Sentiment Set available here from Digital Delights I opened it up in Word and put it in a speech bubble. The papers are from DCWV Citrus Stack. I have cut the card shape and mat out with my SB Grand Circles and Grand Stately Circles. The sunshine is made with glitter card using Dienamics Sunshine die and I have made the border at the bottom with glitter card and MB Big Splash Border.
There are some fabulous designs to be had in the new collection:
so pop over to Digital Delights and have a look and while you are there check out the sale that is on, some products are retiring and are up to 75% off - grab them while you can!!
Challenges I would like to enter:
Fab 'n Funky - Anything But Square Can You Digi It - Summer Smiles Clear It Out - Make Someone's Day + Sparkle (I have used Stickles and glitter card, the glitter card and papers are my stash items I have had them for quite a few years!!) Cuttlebug Mania - Something beginning with initial of your name (My name is Susan I have used Sunshine and Sparkle both diecuts cut on my Cuttlebug) Flourishes - Going in Circles Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes +/- Animal
Thank you so much for looking today I really appreciate it, take care xx
Good morning to you all! Today sees the start of a brand new challenge at The Paper Shelter. The challenge this week is a photo inspiration and here is the photo:
A lovely summery picture for you to base your project on. Here is what I did:
I have used the colours of green and lilac but I also wanted to include the red poppies that were in the picture. The image is Paper Shelter Make a Wish available here it has been cut and matted using SB Adorning Squares. I have coloured with Copics and added some Stickles around the edge. The papers are Nitwits Possibilities and Coredinations. I have used a Spellbinder Die DLite Poppy Patch for the poppies and added Stickles. The butterfly is MB Pippi and Isabella. The ribbon is from my stash, heart from The Ribbon Girl, Card Candi and sentiment from Craftwork Cards.
The prize for the winner is:
Please go over to the challenge and see the lovely creations from the rest of the Design Team.
Good morning and a Happy July to you! We are now officially half way through the year - gosh better remember where I stashed all my Christmas crafty stuff at this rate!! As it is the first of the month we have a brand new challenge at A Little Bit Crafty. This month we have a brilliant challenge that I am sure you will all want to join in - Die-ing For It! So you just need to get your favourite dies out and get crafting - really they don't need to be your favourites as long as we can see you have used a die that's all we need! Remember it can be any crafty project it doesn't have to be a card. I have made a card and here it is:
The lovely Krista from Saturated Canary is one of our fab sponsors this week and I was delighted to be able to pick an image so I chose this scrummy one called Princess Rose Red. She has been coloured with Copics and Prismas. I have added Stickles to be bodice but you really can't see it on this photo but IRL it is very shimmery, also added Glossy Accents to those gorgeous eyes. The papers are from MME called Blush with Coredinations card stock and some Centura Pearl. Now for the dies I used - Cheery Lynn Polynesian Sails framing the image. Marianne Birdhouse and Bird, Sizzix for the Heart Slider and MB Phlox for the flower and leaf. I have used Aged Rose Frantage on the metal WOC corner embellishment, slider and flower centre and leaf. The gems and ribbon are from my stash.