Monday, 15 May 2017

CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ROUND - MAY - PRECIPITATION!


Hello there!  This month over at the CCAYR blog our theme is 'Precipitation' soooo we are looking for snowflakes, rain, snow, icicles or even snowmen - use your imagination!   Anyway here's my mid-month reminder card and I used this lovely pre-coloured image from an LOTV Art Pad, all I did was add some Stardust Stickles to the snowflakes.  This little Christmas fairy has a basket and 'crown'  of pine, ivy and holly so I chose the same sort of dies for the embellishments on my card.


This is another card to go towards my Christmas 'stash'.

Ingredients

Image - 'Christmas Angels' LOTV Art Pad Series 16
7" x 7" White Card blank - Anna Marie Designs
LOTV NitWit collection - 'Snow Princess' 8" x 7" paper pad
Scalloped Circle Layering dies - Tonic Dies
Trailing Ivy dies - Finishing Touches at Creative Expressions 
Holly dies - Festive Collection at Creative Expressions
Sprig with Berries dies - Elizabeth Craft Dies
Merry Christmas die - Apple Blossom Dies
Large Doily die - Unbranded dies
Copics/Flexmarkers

We'd love to see your 'precipitatious' cards entered into our challenge this month, so why not join us over on the blog, and while you're there check out the cards that my teamies have made.

Take a look at the prize we have for the winner -



So - that's it for today I'm just off to finish my ironing (should have done it all yesterday but my back was really hurting so I gave up!).  

Hugs to you all and please take care of yourselves.


Love Suexxx

I would like to enter my card into the following 10 challenges - 

Christmas Card Challenge No 12 - Anything Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Challenge Extra (May) - Anything Christmas Goes
Love to Craft Challenge No 10 - Anything Goes (4)
Merry Christmas Challenge (May) - Anything Christmas Goes (option Gingerbread)

Sunday, 14 May 2017

INTERNATIONAL ART AND SOUL - CHALLENGE NO 8 - HOT COLOURS


Good afternoon peeps - here's my card for the IntAAS fortnightly JFF challenge.  Our theme is Hot Colours and I found some gorgeous hot pink card in my stash so I just had to use it!



I love this Sassy Cheryl image and I've probably used it before but it is such a cute image and so nice to colour.    There are two ladybirds in the picture so I thought I would use my ladybird die on here.  It's one of those dies that just begs to have a bit of shaping to it (on the underneath so that it doesn't lie flat).  I made the bugs out of the same hot pink card, 'cos I could!

Ingredients

Image - 'Avery's Big Flower' - Sassy Cheryl
7" x 7" white card - Anna Marie Designs
Hot Pink Card - DCWV 'Christmas Card Stock' stack
Floral Paper - Tonic Studios 'Simply Nature' 8" x 8" paper pad
Ladybird die - Elizabeth Designs Dies
Flower/leaf border die - Unbranded dies
Double Stitched Frame die - Unbranded dies
Leaf die - Unbranded dies
Copic Markers
Gems (absolutely gorgeous irl) - unbranded

I hope you can join  us in this challenge - we are getting closer to summer (sorry, you'll have to forgive my sense of humour) so how about some nice hot colours.  We'd love to see all your creations.   You know we are now a 'just for fun' challenge but we do have lovely badges (designed by our Jane) for you when you win!!!

Take care of yourselves - must go now 'cos the doorbell is trumpeting - Biscuit has his own infra-red doorbell and when he stands at the back door there's the sound of an elephant trumpeting in the dining room telling us he wants to come back in.   Will tell you about it next time - in the meantime just let your imaginations run riot!!

Take care of yourselves and your families.

Love Suexxx

I would like to enter my card into the following 10 challenges -

Craftaholics R Us Challenge (May) - Spring Colours or Flowers (2)
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge (May) - Fabulously Floral (2)
Happy Little Stampers Challenge (May) - Anything Goes with Dies (3)
Love to Craft Challenge No 10 - Anything Goes (3)

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

CRAFTY CALENDAR CHALLENGE - MAY - FLOWERS


Good morning to you all - today I am posting my card for the Crafty Calendar Challenge which, for this month, is Flowers!!!  Must admit I'm a bit of a 'divil' for me flowers and I put them on most cards I make - although yesterday's card only had a 'flower' gem on it!!!




Ingredients

Image - 'Flower Power Girl' - Lemon Shortbread
7" x 7" Pearl finish card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Flowery paper - Kanban (old stash)
'Trellis' Square Base die set - Tonic Studios Dies
'Just for You' die - Spellbinders - Sentiments 5 Dies
Flower and leaves die set - Unbranded dies
Copics
Pearls - stash

This month we have been sponsored by All Dressed Up and the prize for the winner is two images of your choice.



AND ..................

Lemon Shortbread where the prize is also two images of your choice - soooo two sponsors = two winners!!!



I don't think there any many crafters out there who don't like a flower or two, so come on and let the team see all of your creations.  Don't forget you can make anything for your project - it doesn't have to be a card or papercraft come to that, as long as flowers are involved.

Hope you are all well and taking care of yourselves.

Big hugs to you -

Love Suexxx

I would like to enter my card into the following 10 challenges -

Craftaholics R Us Challenge (May) - Spring Colours or Flowers (1)
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge (May) - Fabulously Floral (1)
Happy Little Stampers Challenge (May) - Anything Goes with Dies (2)
Love to Craft Challenge No 10 - Anything Goes (2)
Paper Nest Dolls Challenge No 5 - Anything Goes (2)
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge (May) - Tic Tac Toe (Digi/Diecuts/Flowers (2)

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

CRAFTS GALORE ENCORE - MAY - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES


Good afternoon everyone out there in blog-land,  this post is late I'm afraid 'cos I have a lot on (again) and not only that but this is my last card for Crafts Galore Encore so I thought I'd better sort it ... right now!

The theme, as usual, is 'Anything Goes'  which is always much easier to go with.



There are two sponsors this month and I had the opportunity of an image from Ppinkydolls - she's called 'Flower Bee'  and as I love anything to do with Bumble Bees I had to choose this one!

There will be a prize of 3 digi stamps from Star Stampz chosen at random (winner's choice) and 3 digi stamps from PPinkydolls for a winner chosen on merit (winner to choose their stamps)






Ingredients

Image - 'Flower Bee' - Ppinkydolls 
7" x 7" White Card blank - Anna Marie Designs
LOTV Nitwit Collection - 8" x 8" 'One Birdie Lane' paper pad
Marianne Design Embossing Folders and Die - DF3404
Elizabeth Craft Designs Dies - Bee die
Penny Black Dies - 'Hello' sentiment die
Stamp frame die - Unbranded dies
Copics
Flower gem - stash

I do hope you can enter this challenge - the winners' prizes are wonderful so it really is worth entering.

Anyway must be off as I have another late post to add - I am such a pain in the bum - aren't I Mrs J (aka Winnie).

Take care of yourselves and keep crafting when you can.

Hugs to you all.

Love Suexxx


I would like to enter my card into the following 10 challenges -

Happy Little Stampers Challenge (May) - Anything Goes with Dies (1)
Love to Craft Challenge No 10 - Anything Goes (1)
Paper Nest Dolls Challenge No 5 - Anything Goes (1)
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge (May) - Tic Tac Toe (Digi/Sentiment/Embossing) (1)

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ROUND - APRIL - CHRISTMAS FLOWERS


Morning everyone - I'm just posting my mid-month reminder card for the CCAYR Challenge.  I always love using poinsettias on my Christmas cards so when I saw that our challenge was for Christmas flowers I was tempted to use them again but ...... I had a die that I was waiting to use and, even though it was an Anemone, I thought I could make it into a Christmas Rose (aka Helleborus) instead.





The flower dies are from Elizabeth Craft Dies and I think they are all gorgeous.

Ingredients

7" x 7" White card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Image - 'Presents and Christmas Roses' - Colouring Pages 
Die'sire Embossing Folder - 'Holiday Holly'
Creative Dies - Nesting Circles die
Elizabeth Craft Dies - 'Anemone' flower die from 'Susan's Garden'
Sweet Dixie Dies - 'Bells and Holly' die
Spellbinders 'Poppy' die - Small Leaf die
Die-namics Dies - 'Stitched Fishtail Flag' die
Unbranded Dies - Large 'bobble' fern die
Copics
Stardust Stickles  
Martha Stewart Flock (on the stamens)
Sentiment typed and then 'Minc'd' with gold foil on my machine

I do hope it's not too early for you to start your Christmas cards - what am I talking about - it's NEVER too early!  Let's see your creations over on the CCAYR blog - just check out the projects from my teamies.  

The prize for this month's winner is 



Don't forget there are badges for the Winner and Top 3 as well.

Am planning to do some colouring this afternoon - whether I get a 'Round Tuit' is another matter, you see we are popping into town this morning and that means we will HAVE to go into John Lewis for a coffee and bun and this afternoon I'll probably nod orf!!  Love a little nap in the afternoon after a wander around town.

Anyway must go - catch you later - take care!

Big hugs to you all.

Love Suexxx

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

ABC Christmas Challenge (APR) - H is for Home, I is for Informal

Sunday, 16 April 2017

INTERNATIONAL ART AND SOUL - CHALLENGE NO 6 - THINGS WITH WINGS



Good afternoon to all of you - just posting my card for the IntAAS Challenge this fortnight where our theme is 'Things with Wings'.  I've cheated a bit (for me that is, because I love colouring) and used a pre-coloured image.    I bought some of these LOTV Art Pads to make a few quick cards but I love them and have used them for not so quick cards!



Ingredients

White 7" x 7" card blank - Anna Marie Designs
LOTV pre-coloured image 'Magical Fairies' - Art Pad Set 25
LOTV Nit-Wit Collection - 'Pastel Dreams' paper pad
American Traditional Designs - Textured Cardstock 8" x 8" paper pad
Tonic Dies - Rectangle Layering dies
Butterfly die - Unbranded Die
Floral Strip die - Unbranded Die
Wink of Stella Clear Pen

I kept this one quite simple (for me) but added a few tweaks to the image with a Wink of Stella pen - namely on the flower petals, butterfly wings and fairy wings plus a smidge of white pen on the leaves of the flower.  The glittery bits don't show up too well on the pic but irl they stand out really great.

We'd love to see your creations in our JFF challenge, why not pop over to the IntAAS blog and have a look at what my teamies have made.   We have great badges for our Winner and Top 3.

Anyway must be orf - have an Easter Egg to tackle mmmmmmmmmmmmm!   

Big hugs to you all, take care.


Love  Suexxx


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

Come and Get It Challenge  - It's a Girl Thing
Crafting When We Can Challenge No 142 - One for the Girls
Crafting with an Attitude Challenge No 26 - Anything Goes (1)
Crafting with Friends Challenge No 41 - Anything Goes
Crafty Addicts Challenge No 35 - Anything Goes with the option CAS
Creative Fingers Challenge No 128 - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge No 184 - Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge No 56 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge No 160 - Anything Goes
Scrappers' Delights Challenge No 65 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

CRAFTY CALENDAR CHALLENGE - APRIL - APRIL SHOWERS/SPRING


Hi there peeps, here I am with my next DT card for Crafty Calendar.  This month our theme is April Showers or Spring.  My mind did a bit of a left turn when I was going to do a right turn and I ended up with a pair of love(ly) owls on a branch with an umbrella - I was definitely up on Planet Susie when I thought of this methinks!  Do love the image though, it's from one of our sponsors this month, Sheepski Designs.


It's a great image (see below) and I was going to colour it but decided to do something different and did some paper-piecing instead just to make the owls into little fun characters.  I do think they look sweet with their googly eyes.  I've popped my watermark over the top of this image by Andrea to protect it.



Ingredients

Image - 'Oliver and Olivia' from Sheepski Designs
7" x 7" White Card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Papers - Sizzix Little Sizzles 'Earth Tones' paper pad
Crafters' Companion - Wood Grain 8" x 8" Embossing Folder
Memory Box Dies - Pinpoint Scalloped Circles die
Die-namics Dies - Stitched Fishtail Flag die
Umbrella die - Unbranded die from Ebay
Flower and Leaf dies - AliExpress Unbranded die
Doily - Dovecrafts 'Glad Tidings' set
Copics (for edging the card and for tufty ears and beaks on the owls)
Googly eyes - stash

We have two sponsors this month and they are offering the following prizes

Miss Daisy Stamps



 Jennifer Nilsson Art  ♥︎  Mari Digis  ♥︎  Miss Daisy’s Collection 

Join us at Miss Daisy Stamps Create & Share Facebook Group to meet the artists, 
share fun & inspiration, receive freebies and special deals. See you there!

Prize is 3 images of your choice one from each of the above artists.


Sheepski Designs - Artist/owner Andrea Morris



Prize is 3 images of your choice.

I hope you can enter our challenge - it runs for the whole of April so there's plenty of time - and that's from a crafter who has a Degree in Procrastination (allegedly)!  😁

Sorry this is such a short post (scheduled from yesterday) but I am just off to do some much needed ironing - and we all know how much I adore that job.  Would have started it earlier but the electricity had to be turned off (for flippin' ages) while we had some work carried out.  Oh well it's done now thank goodness.

Catch you all again very soon, thanks for stopping by and checking out my card, can't wait to see you over at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Take care and lots of big hugs to you all.


Love Suexxx

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

Crafts and Me Challenge (April) - Things with Wings
Love to Craft Challenge No 9 - Anything Goes (3)