Saturday, 30 March 2013

Make it Cute at A gem of a Challenge


Good Morning everyone and Happy Saturday to you.
I do love these long weekends but I find it hard to keep track of what day it is!

Anyway, today is the start of a new A Gem of a Challenge  
The theme this week chosen by the lovely Lyndsey is a nice fun one for you

Make it Cute!

The prize for the winner will be.....
2 Individual Digi images of the winners choice from PINK GEM DESIGNS (Subject to Availability).

I decided to colour up cute Denny with Watering Can. I think Denny may be a boy's name but for some reason I wanted to make a green and pink card so in this instance Denny is a girl dragon!
I made a centre step card, I love making these. As you will see I have kept my embellishments to a minimum because I didn't want to cover up my pretty papers.


Items Used
Digi stamp - Pink Gem Designs  Denny with Watering Can. coloured with Promarkers
Digi Sentiment - Pink Gem Designs - Sunshine and Smiles
Papers - Wild Rose Studio Annabelle's Meadow
Ribbon, twine and button from stash
Distress ink - tumbled glass (for edges of image)

If you pop over to the Pink Gem Challenge blog you will see the gorgeous cute creations make by the rest of  Team Pink and also be able to see who were the winners of the last challenge

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges;
My Craft Spot - Strings and thing
I ♥ Propmarkers - Spring is in the air!
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge - Anything but Square
Milk Coffee Stamps  - No Squares Allowed
Crafts 4 eternity - cute as you like
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Right, that's it from me until Monday so I would like to wish you all a Happy Easter.
Bye for now
Hugs
Sue

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Lili's Little Fairies Challenge - Buttons and Bows

Hello again everyone, I hope you are all well.
This week is going so fast, I can hardly believe that it's Thursday already! My children finish school and college at lunch time today and then it's 2 weeks off. I think I enjoy the school holidays as much as them, I just love having them at home. Maybe we might even have some good weather to get out for some nice walks next week, that would be nice.

Anyway, enough waffling. I am here to tell about the new
Our theme for this week is
 Buttons and Bows

I used one of my older Lili of the Valley stamps this time. I love this cute bunny, but then I love all them!  
It's a bit of a different colour scheme for Easter, I know,  but I quite like it!


Items Used
Stamp - LOTV Bunny Swing coloured with Promarkers
Papers - LOTV Petal Fresh and
the green piece was loose in my box so I'm not sure, maybe Nitwits?
Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish
Cheery Lynn Small Exotic Butterfly
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border Punch
Tonic Studio small flower punch
Polar White Flower Soft
Seam binding and button from Ribbon Girl (blog candy win!)

If you take a look on the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge you will see the wonderful creations from the other fairies, they really are gorgeous.


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

Cheery Lynn Designs - Celebration ( Easter)
Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute Easter
By Lori Designs  - Happy Easter
Creative Moments - Animals
Creative Inspirations - Easter Wishes
4 Crafty Chicks - Easter


Right, that's it from me for now. I will be back later to check out what you have all been up to today.
Bye for now
Hugs
Sue




Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Fab 'n Funky Challenge - Boxed In

Hello everyone. As promised I'm back again today to tell about the new
This time our theme is chosen by the lovely Ciska. She has picked something a bit different for you

 Boxed In - Create a Box

 Our sponsor this week is Stamp Fairy
who will be giving our lucky winner a $10 voucher to spend on their digi stamps

I decided to make a milk carton/box for Easter
There are loads of online tutorials for making these . A really good one is by the wonderfully talented Kerry (a.k.a. Pickle on Do-crafts) which you can find here. They really are very easy to make.
To close the top I used a scalloped circle folded in half and secured it with some fun pegs which I have had for ages, I knew they would come in handy one day!


side view so you can see the shape

Items Used
Digi Stamp -  Stamp Fairy Freebie Bunny 4 coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Card - Not sure, I think it may have been in a pack I got from Lidl ages ago.
Memory Box Spring Border
Memory Box Pippi Butterfly
Spellbinders Scalloped circles
Wooden pegs from stash


If you take a look on the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge you will see all the wonderful boxes made by the rest of the design team.
This will be my last DT project for the Fab n' Funky Team. After a lot of thought, I have decided to step down. It was not any easy decision to make, they really are a friendly and supportive team which I have enjoyed being part of but I know it is the right thing for me to do.



I would like to enter my box into the following fabulous challenges:
Tammy's Scrappin' corner - Anything but a card
Hobby Cutz - Easter
Lisa B Designs - Orange and Yellow ( I have used some green too, I hope that is okay?)
Craft Us Crazy - Anything but a card
Cute Card Thursday - Easter Parade
Clear it out - Anything but a rectangular card (pegs and card are VERY old!)
Tuesday Throwdown - Make something dimensional
Pile it on - Dots

Thank you all so much for taking the time to look at my blog today. I really do appreicate it and I love to read any comments you wish to make.
Bye for now
Hugs

Sue




No Red or Green - Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge


Good Morning to you all. A big warm welcome to my new followers too, it's lovely to have you there!
 I hope your week is going well.

I have 2 posts today. First of all, I'm here with my first DT card for the 
I was thrilled when I was asked to join such a fab team, I love making Christmas card and this way I have a really good excuse to make them all year round!
So I'm here as part of the mid way reminder of the current challenge which is
No Red or Green 


We are sponsored by the very lovely Emma of Flat Friends who is giving  the lucky winner their choice of 4 digi-stamps.

As you see, I went for the easy option of using blue. I decided to colour up a digi stamp that I bought ages ago from Pollycraft before they sadly closed.


Items Used:
Digi Stamp - Pollycraft Bronson and Beaker coloured with Promarkers
Papers - They were loose in my box, I thing they were from Little Claire?
Sentiment - LOTV Christmas Grungy Messages
CArt-Us Drop border die
Spellbinders Labels 18
Marianne Design Tree and snowflakes
Cuttlebug Embossing folder Snowflakes
Viva Decor Pearl Pen  ~ Ice White from MCH
Stickles - Stardust


Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog, I really do appreciate it.
I will be back later with my creation for the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge.
Bye for now
Hugs
Sue


Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Let's play Bingo at Passion for Promarkers Challenge

Good morning to you all.
I hope you are having a good week so far, it's not getting any warmer is it?

Today is the start of a new Passion for Promarkers Challenge 
This week we have a fun  Bingo board for you to follow (you can see the grid below my card)
 Don’t forget you must use your Letraset products (i.e. promarkers, flex markers, aqua markers, tria markers, metallic markers or neon markers) and of course follow the theme.

Our sponsor is the wonderful Bugaboo Stamps 
Prize- 7 digi stamps of the lucky winner's choice.


So, as you will see, I made another Spring time card. I am trying very hard to encourage it to make an appearance for us in the UK. Unfortunately without much success at the moment! 


The bingo board
I used Ribbon, Die Cut and Buttons ( and a few others too)

Bingo board

Items used:
Digi Stamp - Just Inklined Daffodils in Bottle coloured with Promarkers
Papers ~ very old loose papers I think they are by Kay and Co?
Spellbinders Labels 8
Memory Box Fabulous Phlox (leaves)
Tonic Studios meduim 6 petal flower punch
Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border punch
buttons , sentiment and ribbon from stash

If you take a look on the  Passion for Promarkers Challenge  you will see the wonderful inspiring creations made by the rest of Team B.


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Crafts and Me - Buttons and Bows
Simon Says Stamp -  Easter/Spring
Card Making Mamas - It's Springtime!
Crafty Bloggers Network - Spring or Pastel
Dis Digi Designs - Easter or Spring
2 Sisters Challenge - Easter/Spring

Thank you so much for stopping by and looking at my card today. I really do appreciate it and I love to read your comments.
Bye for now
Hugs to you all

Sue

Monday, 25 March 2013

Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge #110 - DT Card


Good Morning to you all my wonderful friends and blogging buddies
I hope you all had a good weekend. 

Well, today is the start of a new Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge and we are onto sketch number 6.
Our optional  theme chosen by the lovely Jayne  is One for the boys.

For this challenge we are sponsored by the fabulous

The design team were very lucky to be able to chose an image from Fred She Said to use for the challenge. I picked this wonderful hummingbird which also comes with a separate flower image too.
I had intended to use this image to make a 'male' card but it didn't really turn out that way in the end so it is lucky that our theme is optional!


Here is the sketch to follow this time:


Items Used
 coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Papers - LOTV Nitwit collection Country Lady
Memory Box Meridian border
Memory Box Lavish Branch
Spellbinders Labels 18
Whimsy Corner Die
Sentiment - Wild Rose Studio Vintage Labels

If you take a look on the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge you will see the wonderful creations made by the rest of the design team and also see who were the winners of the last challenge.
I hope that lots of you will be able to join in with this one, I love to see all the different ways to use the sketch.



I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

I ♥ Promakers - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - Use a digi
Charisma Cardz - Die cuts


Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today, I really do appreciate it.
Bye for now
Hugs
Sue


Sunday, 24 March 2013

Come Rain or Shine (or snow!) at the Joanna Sheen Challenge

Good Morning and Happy Sunday to you.
I hope you are well and having a good weekend and I hope those of you who have the snow are not too badly affected and that you are managing to stay warm.

Today is the start of a new Joanna Sheen Challenge
We have a really fun theme for you this time which seems really appropriate considering the weather we are having at the moment in the UK

Come Rain or Shine
- Anything weather related

The prize for the lucky winner is a £15 voucher to spend online at Joanna Sheen

I was sent an adorable House Mouse stamp to use for this challenge.  Little did I know when I coloured this image, nearly 2 weeks ago, that much of the UK would be covered with snow when the challenge was due to start. Crazy British weather!

I have added loads of Twinklets Diamond Dust to all the snowy bits. It looks very sparkly in real life!

Items Used
Stamp - House Mouse Designs Winter Candle coloured with Promarkers
Papers - Dovecraft Vintage Christmas
Martha Stewart Branch punch
Viva Decor Pearl Pen  ~ Ice White from MCH
Memory Box Bitty Scallop
Diemanics mini rolled rose die
Twinklets Diamond Dust


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Sweet Stampin' - Lots of Layers
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - must be Christmas – Anything Goes

If you pop over to the Joanna Sheen Challenge you will see the wonderful creations from the Design Team, covering a wide variety of weather conditions! I hope you will be able to take part in this one, I love to see your entries.



Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog today. I really do appreciate it.
I hope you all enjoy the rest of the weekend, despite the weather.
Take care everyone
Bye for now
Hugs 




Thursday, 21 March 2013

Happy Spring!

Good Morning Everyone, how are you all?
I hope you are having a good week so far.

Well, my calendar say's it's Spring but the British weather has other ideas it seems. Never mind, I decided to make a bright Spring Time card using another one of Jane's gorgeous images from Janey's Digi Designs.
I love Polyanthus, they are such cheerful flowers which come in a variety of colours.
I have coloured mine in yellow - my favourite.


Items Used
Digi Stamp - Polyanthus  from Janey's Digi Designs coloured with Promarkers
Martha Stewart PATP punch Vintage Floral
Cheery Lynn Leaf Flourish Strip
Cheery Lynn Small Exotic Butterfly
Sentiment ~ My Creative Time Teeny Tag Greetings 



Jane has loads more gorgeous floral images which you can find in her Etsy shop here. If you would like some more inspiration then please pop over to look at Janey's Digi Designs blog.


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

Cheery lynn Designs - Think Spring
Bearly Mine  Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Flowers Galore
Shopping Our Stash  Easter Or Spring
Glitter n Sparkle - Easter/Spring Colours
Creative Inspirations Spring colours
I ♥ Promakers - Anything Goes
ABC challenge - Bring on the Flowers
Inky Impressions - Flowers

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop and look at my blog today. I really do appreciate it, your kind words give me so much encouragement.
Bye for now
Hugs 
Sue

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Hello Everyone,  this is a sticky post, please scroll down to see my latest creations!

Just popping by to let you know that I have signed up to Bloglovin as Google Reader is said to be ending in July and I would hate not to be able to keep in touch with all my wonderful followers and friends.

If you look on Mandy's post here you will see a bit more information about it. I didn't know anything about this until I read Mandy's post so I am really grateful to her for highlighting it.


If you would still like to follow me you can click here
Or click on the button on my side bar 
Thank you

Bye for now
Hugs
Sue xx


Tuesday, 19 March 2013

In the Harbour



Good Morning to you all, my wonderful friends and blogging buddies
I hope you are all well and for those who are not too good I do hope that you are feeling better really soon.

Regular visitors to my blog will know how much I love making cute or floral cards. Well, I thought it was about time I made another grown up ' masculine' card. 
I do struggle with these cards so to help me a bit I decided to use a fabulous sketch from Seize the Birthday Challenge. The only problem is that I could not fit the sentiment at the side of my image as per the sketch so I realise that my entry may not count. Never mind though as the sketch really did help me with my design.



Items Used:
Digi Stamp - Delicious Doodles In the Harbour coloured with Promarkers
Distress Inks - Tumbled Glass for sky and Antique Linen for sand
Papers - Bo Bunny Welcome Home
Sentiment - Craftwork cards
Shaped card - Craftwork cards
Twine and charm from stash

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

Seize the Birthday -  #10 Masculine Birthday ( I have moved the sentiment, feel free to delete if necessary!)
Sentimental Sunday - Anything Goes
Creative Creations - The letter B (boats, blue, birthday)
Stamping Sensations - The Great Outdoors (second entry)
Creative Card Crew- Masculine
Crafty Ribbons - One for the boys

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog today. I really do appreciate your support and encouragement.
By for now
Hugs 


Sue

P.S. If you didn't see yesterdays post, please scroll down or click here, thank you



Saturday, 16 March 2013

A Gem of A Challenge - Easter/Spring

Good Morning to you all,  my wonderful friends and blogging buddies.
Happy Saturday, I hope you are having a good weekend.

Today is the start of a new A Gem of a Challenge and this time the lovely Cara had set the theme of 

Easter / Spring

The prize for the winner will be.....
2 Individual Digi images of the winners choice from PINK GEM DESIGNS (Subject to Availability).....


There really are so many gorgeous Spring time and Easter digi stamps over at Pink Gem Designs, it took me a while to decide which to use. Yesterday, Janet added a couple more digi stamps ready for Easter and they really are adorable. You can see them here.  For my card I have used an older digi,  Betsy Bunny, she is such a cutie!


Items Used
Digi Stamp - Pink Gem Designs Betsy Bunny coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers
Papers - Dovecraft Back to Basics
Embossing folder - Crafts Too Daisy and Swirl
Cheery Lynn Medium Rose Die
Cheery Lynn Leaf Flourish Strip
Cheery Lynn Small Exotic Butterfly
Sentiment - Computer Generated

If you pop over to A Gem of a Challenge you will see the wonderful creations made by the rest of 'Team Pink' and also see who were the winners of the last challenge.


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
Polkadoodles - Happy Easter
Card Mania - Lot's of Layers
Paper Shelter  - Easter
Digi Haven - Easter
Deep Ocean - Cute and Cuddly
Bearly Mine - Easter
Simply Create Too - Easter or bunnies

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog today. I really do appreciate it, honestly I truly mean that!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend
Bye for now
Big Hugs 
Sue


Friday, 15 March 2013

It's Child's Play at the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge

Good Morning to you all my wonderful friends and blogging buddies

Yippee, it Friday! Not only is it nearly the weekend it is also the start of a new

This time our theme is
Child's Play
So we would like to see a creation either for a child or using an image of a child. 


Our sponsor for this challenge is the fabulous Live and Love Crafts. Who are offering the prize of a gift voucher to the lucky winner

I decided to make a card requiring no colouring-in just for a change. As you will see, I pulled out quite a few of my favourite dies that I haven't used for a while for this one!



Items Used:

Stamp  and sentiment - Flourishes Kids play
Memento Ink Rich Cocoa 
Papers - GCD Designs Rose Coloured Glasses
Papermania Kraft Card
Memory Box Floral Vine
Memory Box Cherry Blossom
Memory Box Butterfly Delights
Whimsy Picket Fence Die
Marianne Creatables Bird LR0137

If you take a look on the Stampin for the Weekend Challenge you will see the wonderful creations make by the rest of the design team and also see who were the winners of the last challenge.

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges
Stamping Sensations - The Great Outdoors
Papertake Weekly 1,2,3 (1 image, 2 birds and 3 butterflies)
Flutterby Wednesday -  Any winged Creature
Divas by Design - Put on some Pink
Aud Sentiments - Girl Power

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog once again today. I really do appreciate your support and encouragement.
Bye for now
Hugs 
Sue





Thursday, 14 March 2013

♪Top of the Pops ♫ at Lili's Little Fairies Challange


Hello everyone and a big warm welcome to my new followers, I feel so chuffed that you have joined me.
Gosh, Thursday already. This week is certainly flying by which is good as it means that the weekend will soon be here.

Today is the start of a new Lili's Little Fairies Challenge
We have a really fun theme for you this time

♪Top of the Pops ♫ 
Something inspired by a song title

The fairies had great fun with this one! My chosen song is ♪ We are the Champions ♫ by Queen.
I'm sure you know by now that I love all of the Lili of the Valley cute animals, I knew straight away that I wanted to use this cute teddy for my card. For a softer look I stamped the teddy with brown ink.
I was inspired by another fabulous sketch over at The Sweet Stop challenge.  As this card is for a little boy I kept the embellishments to a minimum.


Items Used:
Sentiment - Personal Impressions Everyday Sentiments
Papers - Doodlebug Designs Snips and Snails 
Memory Box Simple Banner
Small star punch (no name on it sorry!)
Twine and button from stash


If you pop over to the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge you will some really wonderful inspiration from the rest of the Design Team. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with and please let us know which song you were inspired by.

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
The Sweet Stop Challenge - Sketch number 201
Deep Ocean Challenge - Cute and Cuddly
Dis Digi Designs - All about Children
Sweet Stampin' -  'Males'
Penny Black and more At Allsorts - One For The Boys
Little Miss Muffet - Boys Only
Charisma Cardz - Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

I would like to say a massive thank you to you all for stopping to look at my blog today. I really do appreciate it.
Bye for now
Hugs 

Sue


Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Add a sentiment at the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge

Good Morning to you all my wonderful creative friends.
I hope you are all having a good week. Our weather has improved slightly, thankfully, and the schools have reopened today

Well, it's Wednesday so that means the start of a new Fab 'n' Funky Challenge
This time the lovely Vicky has picked a nice easy theme for you

Add a Sentiment

For this challenge we are sponsored by
DigiDarla Designs who are offering 5 digis to the lucky winner
Also, we are lucky to be sponsored by the fabulous StampArt Design by Kathryn.
Kathy is offering the lucky winner 5 digis of their choice from her shop at Whimsy stamps


I was very lucky to be able to choose an image from StampArt Designs by Kathryn. She has so many gorgeous images to choose from but I finally decided on this one called Full Bloom because the violets are so pretty and remind me of my dear Nan. This brings back fond childhood memories.



Items Used :
Digi Stamp StampArt Design by Kathryn -Full Bloom coloured with Promakers
Papers - Very old magazine freebie, sorry can't remember which one!
Digi Sentiment - Pink Gem Designs Vintage Occasion Senitments
Shaped card - Craftwork cards
lace, ribbon, twine an button from stash

If you take a look on the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge you will see the gorgeous creations by the rest of the Design Team and see who were the winners of the last challenge


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges 

Oldie But Goodie Challenge Feeling Floral (old items papers and ribbon)
Ladybug Crafts - Spring
Pretty Little Ribbon shop - Happy Birthday
Eureka Stamps - Spring has sprung
Crafts and Me - Ribbon and Lace
I ♥ Promarkers - Ribbons and Bows


Thank you for taking the time to stop and look at my blog once again today. I really do appreciate it, your support and encouragement means so much to me
Bye for now
Hugs 
Sue

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

From Around the World at Passion for Promarkers Challegne

Good Morning to you all my wonderful friends and blogging buddies.
Those of you affected by the snow and cold weather, I hope you are managing to stay warm. It has been snowing here on and off since yesterday morning. All the schools are closed today so the children are very happy!

Today is the start of a new Passion for Promarkers Challenge 
our theme this week chosen by the lovely Eileen is 
From Around the World
Don’t forget to be eligible for our prize draw you must use your Letraset products (i.e. promarkers, flex markers, aqua markers, tria markers, metallic or neon markers) and of course follow the theme.


For this challenge we are sponsored by the wonderful
 Stephanie is offering one lucky winner a 4x6 stamp set called “Going Places”


At first I wasn't sure what to do for this challenge and then I remembered I had this cutie from Lili of the Valley. Probably not a very original take on the theme but I did enjoy making it!


Items Used
Stamp - Lili of the Valley Aimi with Lantern coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley Sentiment tags
Papers - MME On the Bright Side Two
Memory Box Floral Vine
Memory Box Floral Delights
Ribbon and pearls from stash

If you take a look on the Passion for Promarkers Challenge you will see the wonderful creations made by the design team.

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

Bunny Zoe - Girly
Pan Pastels - Girly Theme
Eclectic Ellapu - Birthdays
Incy Wincy  - things that begin with F (fan, flowers and faux stitching)
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - Happy Birthday
Card Mania Challenge - Lot's for Layers

Thank you so much for stopping and looking at my blog today, I really do appreciate it.
I hope you have a good day and stay safe and warm
Bye for now
Hugs
Sue


Monday, 11 March 2013

DT Card for Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge # 109

Good Morning everyone.
I hope you had a good weekend and that you are looking forward to a fresh week!
It's snowing steadily here at the moment,  I don't know where Spring disappeared to!

Today is the start of a new Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge 
This time we are on sketch number 5  and the optional theme chosen by the wonderful Kevin is Spring Colours. Maybe by the time the challenge finishes in 2 weeks we will have some nice Spring weather too, that would be nice.

We are very lucky to have 2 sponsors for this challenge:
Tracy at Dies to Die For - Prize £10 voucher
and
Whoopsi Daisy Digis  - Prize of 2 sheets of digis

Whoopsi Daisy gave the DT some cute images to use for this challenge.
As you will see, I rotated the sketch to fit the image


Items Used:
Digi Stamp ~ Whoopsi Daisy (sheet 412) coloured with Promarkers
Backing papers ~ Doodlebug design Hello Spring
and Dovecraft Back to Basics
Sentiment ~ My Creative Time Teeny Tag Greetings 
Embossing folder ~ Crafts Too Butterflies
Sizzix Die ~ Flowers Lovely
Dienamics Little Open Scallop Border
Small butterfly punch (sorry no name on it, maybe Woodware?)
Distress Ink ~ Tumbled Glass (for sky)
buttons and pearls from stash

Here's the sketch:

If you take a look on the Sketch 'n' Stash Challenge you will see the wonderful creations made by the rest of the design team.


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
CRAFT Challenge - Easter/Spring
My Heart Pieces Digital Stamps Challenge - Use your favourite 3 things (butterflies, flowers and ribbon)
Allsorts - Springtime
Diva`s by Design Challenge - Buttons and Bows
Sentimental Sundays - 3 embellishments beginning with B (butterflies, bow and buttons)
Heck of a Challenge - Spring Butterflies and Pearls
Crafting for all Seasons - Spring into Spring
My Mums Craft Shop - Spring has Sprung
Whoopsi Daisy - buttons or bows

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog today. Your support and encouragement really means so much to me.
I hope you all stay safe and warm
Bye for now
Hugs 

Sue

Friday, 8 March 2013

Blue Lupins for Mother's Day

Hello to you all, my wonderful friends and blogging buddies.
A big welcome to my new followers too, I'm so happy to have you there.

Yippee, Friday again. I do love the weekends, having the house full for a couple of days is just so nice. Sometimes it's too quiet here during the week!!

Today I am sharing a card that I made using a gorgeous Lupin image  from Janey's Digi Designs.

I made a Spring Fold card. This is a surprisingly easy card to make (There is a fabulous tutorial here)
I used the largest die of my Spellbinders labels 1 to cut the image and made the frame for it by drawing round it and cutting by hand.
I kept the embellishment to a minimum so as not to distract from Jane's gorgeous image.
The image is carefully mounted with foam pads leaving a gap at the side to slip in a pull out tab.


Showing pull out tag
Sentiment is a freebie from the wonderful Hannelie. You can find her blog here.
She has loads of fabulous free sentiments and her cards are gorgeous too.


Items Used:

Digi Stamp - Janey's Digi Designs Lupin coloured with Promakers
Sentiment - Freebie from Hannelie here.
Spellbinders Labels 1
Papers - Lili of the Valley Petal Fresh
Cheery Lynn - Lace Corner Deco A
Memory Box - Pippi Butterfly
Papermania Dew Drops in Aqua

If you take a look at Janey's Digi Designs you will be able to see some stunning creations made by Jane's Design Team  and some made by her customers using her wonderful images. It's a real treat for anyone who love floral cards.

I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:

MAWTT - The birds and the bees ( birds, bees, animals, plants or a new baby card)
I ♥ Promarkers - Anything but Square
Sincerely Yours Creations - Mother's Day
Creative Inspirations - Happy Mother's Day
Stamp n Doodle - Mother's Day/for a female
Creative Craft Challenges -  Mothers Day
Bearly Mine - Mother's Day
Songbird  -  ♪ ♫ Mama I love you
Fussy and Fancy - Flowers

Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog today. It really means so much to me.
I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend and take care
Bye for now
Hugs


Wednesday, 6 March 2013

We're Cute and Cuddly at the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge!

Good Morning Everyone
I hope you all having a good week

Well, it Wednesday so the start of a new
This week our lovely Team Leader Judith has picked the theme of 
Cute and Cuddly

We are sponsored by the wonderful Bugaboo Digi Stamps who are offering a great prize of seven digis of the winners choice.
Also, we are lucky to be sponsored by the fabulous Stampart Design by Kathryn.
Kathy is offering the lucky winner 5 digis of their choice from her shop at Whimsy stamps


The design team had some great images from the sponsors to use for this challenge.
I had so much fun colouring this gorgeous Girl Turtle  from Bugaboo. Then I thought,  maybe turtles are not that cuddly! Never mind, I think that she is definitely cute!!
I have added glossy accents to her shell but unfortunately the shine does not show on my photo.

I followed a fabulous sketch from The Sweet Stop who are celebrating their 200th challenge - congratulations!


Items used:
Digi Stamp - Bugaboo Girl Turtle coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley sentiments to fit scroll
Papers - First Edition New Leaf
Flower Punches - Nellie Snellen flower 2 
Leaf Punch - Woodware Medium leaf
Glossy Accents
Seam binding and dew drop from stash

If you take a look on the Fab 'n' Funky blog you will see the wonderful creations made by the rest of the Design team. They really are a cute and cuddly bunch! Thank you also to everyone who took part in the last challenge all the entries were fabulous. We hope you will join in this time too.


I would like to enter my card into the following fabulous challenges:
The Sweet Stop - Sketch 200 fabulous sketch
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes (optional Mother's Day)
Sandys Crafty Creations - Anything goes with twist shades of green
Digi Haven  - Green ( hope there is enough if not please feel free to delete!)
Card Makin' Mama's-  Main colour Green
Ooh-la-la Creations - Four legged Friends
Creative card crew - ribbon
Love to create - pick 2 (ribbon and sentiment)
Great Impressions - Going green

Right, that's all for now. Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog today. I know I always say it but I honest do appreciate it.
Bye for now
Hugs 

Sue



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