Tuesday, 15 December 2015

CRAFTY CALENDAR - DECEMBER - LET IT SNOW!

Hi there folks - here's my card for the Crafty Calendar Challenge mid month reminder - oops!  Our theme this month is 'Let it Snow' so there's lots of images you could use for this one.

Here's my card with a touch of poetic licence 'cos I thought a brown chipmunk would stand out a tad too much - so here on Planet Susie he's an Arctic chipmunk!  Woo hoo!


We have two sponsors this month - Di's Digi Stamps and Fabrika Fantasy (where my little chippy came from).  They are offering great prizes - a $12 in store voucher from Di's Digis and digis from Fabrika.  Lovely to start off the New Year!

Ingredients

7" x 7" White card base - Anna Marie Designs
'Chipmunk' digi from Fabrika Fantasy
Paper - Docrafts 'Bellissima' Christmas
Embossing folder - Free with Papercraft Inspirations - very popular!!
Impression Obsession Dies - Snowflake die DIE024-X
Impression Obsession Dies - Snowflakes die DIE100-F
Memory Box Dies - Frostyville Wreath die
Memory Box Dies - Bianca Snowflake die
Cheery Lynn Dies - Snowflakes die C146
Graph'it and Flexmarkers
Sentiment printed and then foiled on my Minc machine.

I know you will be very busy this time of the year but if you can find the time to make a creation we'd love to see it.  Check out what my teamies have made over on the Crafty Calendar challenge site.

Just off to administer to Biscuit's wound - like Blossom he had a lump on his tum and had it removed yesterday - not sure what it is but it was definitely pricey!  Bless him though he's a lovely boy even if he is dribbling everywhere - they've put a drain in his tum eeeew - too much information peeps???

Take care all of you - especially out there in this wet weather.

Lots of love and hugs


Sue xxx

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Animal Friends Challenge No 33 - Christmas/New Year
Come and Get It Challenge (Dec) - Anything Goes with Christmas
Corrosive Challenge No 239 - Merry Christmas
Pattie's Creations Design Challenge No 117 - Anything Christmas (plus image)
Robyn's Fetish Challenge No 294 - Add a Christmas Die-Cut

Sunday, 13 December 2015

OSAAT DT - CHALLENGE NO 252 - ANYTHING GOES WITH THE COLOUR RED


Hi everyone out there - is it me or does it feel as if Christmas is nearly here??  The same thing is happening again - I've suddenly been asked if I have any cards going spare.  So here I go again, I hate saying no so that means I need to make a few more - and as you know I just can't do quick cards - well only very rarely!  I guess having a mumble helps - not!  Anyway this fortnight the OSAAT theme is Anything Goes with the colour Red - so I chose to make this little milk carton gift box using a beautiful little digi from Beary Dust at the Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet.



This is our last challenge until January and we have the following prize for you to win



Ingredients

Digi - 'Hot Chocolate' by Beary Dust from Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet
Stardust card - stash
Milk carton gift box template - internet tutorial
Ancient Peel-off Stickers - Create and Craft
Spellbinders Dies - Long Classic Rectangles Large die
Britannia Dies - Poinsettia die
Signature Dies - Joanna Sheen's 'Holly Berries'
Copic markers
'Stardust' glitter glue
Ribbon and Tassel - stash - again very ancient!
Very yummy mini Marshmallows (I didn't scoff many 'cos they were soooo sweet)

I'm really pleased with this little gift box and it was so easy to make - which is a huge bonus!  Hope you can find time to enter our last challenge of 2015, you have until round about January 8 2016 to enter.

Take care all of you and in case I don't post until after Christmas (hope not, but you never know!) enjoy yourselves and have a peaceful and relaxing time.

Hugs to you all.

Love Sue xxx

I'd like to enter my gift box into the following challenges

Animal Friends Challenge No 33 - Christmas/New Year 
Come and Get It Challenge (Dec) - Anything Goes for Christmas
Corrosive Challenge No 239 - Merry Christmas
Cut it up Challenge No 86 - Brrrrr - Winter
Glory of Christmas Challenge No 74 - Anything Christmas Goes
Pattie's Creations Challenge No 117 - Anything Christmas (use an image)
Robyn's Fetish Challenge No 294 - Add a Christmas Die Cut

Sunday, 29 November 2015

OSAAT DT - CHALLENGE NO 251 - ANYTHING GOES WITH 'WINTER'!


Hi there friends and bloggers out there and a warm welcome to my new follower Niki from Pawsitively Creative - brilliant name for a blog by the way!   Well ... this fortnight over on the OSAAT challenge our theme is Anything Goes with 'Winter' so I immediately thought icicles, glitter, snowflakes and a little winter fairy!  I was going to use shades of blue but as I'd just recently made a 'blue' card I changed my mind and used lilac and pale green plus white.  This could be for a winter birthday or a Christmas card, I'm not sure just yet so I typed out 'Warmest Winter Wishes' and .... you've guessed it, I popped it through my very useful Minc machine with some holographic silver foil over the words.  This is now my new favourite foil because the colours are amazing - just like the colours in an opal gem stone - my favourite gem of all.


I've just added the following pic 'cos it shows the glitter and the Wink of Stella (on her wings, wand and shoes) off to a better effect.

I love this little fairy she's so cute and you could use her for all seasons of the year by just changing the colours and embellishments. Sorry that the pic isn't as bright as it should be but the light is abysmal here today - as is the weather!!

Here's the winners' prize for December 



Digi papers and four great digi images - perfect for your Christmas cards.

Ingredients

6" x 6" White card blank - Docrafts Papermania
Digi - 'Spari Fairy' by BBKakes from Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet
Papers - LOTV 'Snow Princess' Solids Paper Pad and 'Snow Princess' Patterened Paper Pad
Tattered Lace Dies - Pin Dot Rectangle die
Creative Expressions Dies - Pierced Flags die by Sue Wilson
Marianne Creatables Dies - Icicles border die
I.O. Dies - Snowflake DIE100-F
Memory Box Dies - Twilight Snowflake die
Cheery Lynn Dies - Add a Flourish die
Inky Doodles clear stamp - Caroline's Christmas snowflake stamp
Other Snowflakes stamps - free with magazine 
Wow Embossing Powders
Copic Markers
Wink of Stella - Silver, Gold and Clear pens
Sentiment typed and then foiled using my Minc machine
Stickles - Stardust Glitter glue

I hope you can enter our challenge this fortnight, we would love to see your creations on our blog.  

Thanks loads for popping by and for all the comments hoping I'm feeling better - you are all stars - if I've not said this before (once or twice).

By the way we have a new addition to the family - fur-baby of course - we know a little about this one - he was left behind when his family moved from their rented accommodation and he was in a really poor state with three nasty red raw sores on his shoulder, back leg and tail.   We couldn't leave him so we've fed him, taken him to the 'doctors' and made him wear a silly hat (well a Buster Collar really).  He's definitely looking better and he's quite happy taking his tablets as long as they have a coating of cheese!  We've called him Biscuit - well the maestro has!  You'll never guess why until you see the picture that will follow shortly of course.

Big hugs to you all and please take care.

Lots of love  Sue xxx


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

Craft Rocket Challenge No 4 - Add a Sentiment
Crafty Friends Challenge No 19 - One for the Girls
Paper Shelter Challenge No 229 - A Christmas Card
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge No 108 - AG with a twist - use a die cut
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Sparkle and Shine
Winter Wonderland Challenge - Add some sparkle and bling





Tuesday, 17 November 2015

THROUGH THE PURPLE HAZE - NOVEMBER - COLD OUTSIDE/HOT INSIDE!


Hi there everyone in blog-land - I hope you are all OK, I've been a tad off-colour just lately but my doctor is really happy with my progress re my diabetes even though things are connected.  Fingers crossed I'll soon be back to my 'normal' dozy self.   In my 'extra' dozy self I didn't post my TTPH card at the beginning of the month, so here it is as a mid-month reminder for you all to enter our latest challenge.





Our sponsor this month is 


and I chose the brilliant digi above to work with - it's definitely a nice hot chocolate in that mug for me!

Ingredients

6" x 6" White card blank - Create and Craft (years and years ago!)
Digi - 'Hot Cocoa' by Kenny K
Creative Expressions - Snowflake Lattice Embossing Folder
Tonic Dies - Circle Layering dies
Memory Box Dies - 'Open Studio' Pinpoint Scallop Circles dies
Snowflakes - Kanban Self-adhesive Stickers
Paper - BoBunny Silver 'n' Gold Collection
Acetate - stash
Flexmarkers/Copics
Sentiment printed on Laser printer and then foiled using my Minc machine (I might have mentioned before that I lurve this piece of equipment)

I hope you can find the time to enter this challenge, it doesn't have to be a Christmas card - what about a winter birthday?  We would love to see all of your creations.

Anyway I'll pop off now, as I said I'm not quite myself so I'm keeping it short for once.

Big hugs to you all and take care out there.

Love Sue xxx


I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges

Crafting from the Heart Challenge No 86 - Anything Goes
Cutie Pie Challenge No 93 - Cute and Christmassy
Inky Chicks Challenge No 59 - Silent Night 
Little Claire's Challenge No 63 - Christmas in White
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Let it Snow
Robyn's Fetish Challenge No 290 - Wet or Dry Embossing
Scrapper's Delights Challenge No 50 - Anything Goes
Snowflake's Promise Challenge No 10 - Anything Goes - Winter/Christmas theme
Unicorn Challenge No 3 - Christmas is Coming
Where the HeArt is Challenge No 3 - Anything Goes/Winter Blues

Sunday, 15 November 2015

OSAAT DT - CHALLENGE NO 250 - ANYTHING GOES WITH GIVING THANKS/THANKSGIVING


Good afternoon friends and blogsters - I hope you are all feeling well and having a good weekend even though the weather is very wet and windy!  This fortnight over at OSAAT, our theme is Giving Thanks/Thanksgiving so I made this little card using Barb Jensen's 'Praying Mouse'.



Ingredients

6" x 6" White Card Blank - Create and Craft
'Praying Mouse' digi - Barb Jensen at Stitchy Bears Digi Outlet
Embossing Folder - 'Little Flowers' by Nellie Snellen
Paper - 'Isabella' by BoBunny
Small matting layer die - 'Cross Stitch Square Stax' by Die-namics Dies
Butterfly die - 'Pippi' by Memory Box Dies
Tag die - Spellbinders Dies
Rose flowers - WOC
Silver Leaves and Beads - Anna Marie Designs
'Blobs' in corners - Tonic 'Nuvo Crystal Drops' : Silver
Sentiment typed and foiled using my Minc machine
Strip of Peel-off stickers - stash (very very old from Create and Craft)

We are offering the following prize this month so check it out then make a card or two and you might be lucky enough to win these digi images and digi papers - woo hoo!  



I hope you can find the time to enter our challenge this time we love seeing all your creative talents on the blog.

Thank you so much for all the comments on my last card, you are so good to me.  Take care and I hope these storms aren't too bad where you are.

Big hugs to you all

Love Sue xxx


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges


Aud Sentiments Challenge No 144 - Bingo plus Sentiment (Embossing, Digi image, Die Cut)
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge No 45 - Thank you or Thankful 
Daring Cardmakers Challenge - Cuddly Creatures
DisDigiChallenge - Tic Tac Toe (Die Cut, Digi Image, Hand Coloured)
Inkspirational Challenge No 95 - Anything Goes with Silver
Lunagirl Moonbeams Challenge (Nov) - Thanksgiving/Harvest/Gratitude
Morgan'sArtWorld Challenge No 11 - Thanks or Thankful

Sunday, 8 November 2015

CRAFTY CALENDAR - NOVEMBER - SPARKLE, BLING AND EMBELLISH!


Good morning everyone, here I am with my DT card for the Crafty Calendar Challenge.  Our theme is 'Sparkle, Bling and Embellish' - what a brilliant excuse for glitter, gems, pearls, ribbons and everything shiny!!!  I decided to make a Christmas card for a change - as if I haven't been making them since January!


I started off by stamping some little snowflakes onto the LOTV paper I was using and embossing them with sparkly Wow powder - this is lovely stuff!  I added shiny snowflake die cuts and a few gems - there you have it Sparkle, Bling and embellishments!  

Ingredients

7" x 7" White Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
'Christmas Dance' clear stamp - LOTV
'Winter Wishes' paper pad - LOTV
Snowflake stamps - Inky Doodles clear stamps plus some freebies from a mag.
'Silver Bells' embossing powder - WOW
Stitched Scallop Circles die - Memory Box Open Studio Dies
Square Frame 1 die - Joy Dies
Snowflakes die - Sweet Dixie Dies (SDD007)
'Twilight' Snowflakes die - Memory Box Dies
Sentiment die - 'Christmas Blizzard' Ultimate Craft Dies
Gems - Scrapberrys 'Fairytale' set
Copics and Flexmarkers
Wink of Stella pens

I have used Wink of Stella clear on the stars in the pic but they are so tiny that it only shows irl.  We'd love to see your creations in our challenge - you don't have to make a Christmas card and I'm sure you'll have no trouble using a bit of sparkle and bling plus a few embellishments on any type of card.

Oooh I've just realised I've not told you about our prize this month - you may have seen on my blog that I get lots of my lace, pearls and ribbons from Brenda's Lace and Ribbon Specials on FB and she has sponsored our Challenge by offering a stash of lovely lacy bits and pieces - take a look.



This is sooooo gorgeous you really should enter our Challenge you will be the luckiest person if you are our winner!  There is one problem though - you will become addicted to all this lusciousness.

Thank you so much for the comments on my cards that you so diligently make, I really am more than grateful to you all.

Take care and I'm sending you all huge hugs.

Love Sue xxx


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

ABC Christmas Challenge No 10 - V is for Very Cute
City Crafter Challenge No 286 - Getting ready for Christmas
Love to Scrap Challenge No 65 - Bling it Girlfriend!
Snowflakes Promise Challenge No 9 - Christmas/Winter theme
Unicorn Challenge No 3 - Christmas is Coming
Where the HeART is Challenge No 3 - Anything Goes/Winter Blues

Monday, 2 November 2015

CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ROUND - NOVEMBER - 'OH CHRISTMAS TREE'



Hi there everyone I'm posting my DT card for CCAYR this month.  The theme is Oh Christmas Tree and we would like to see a Christmas tree as the main focal point on your creation.   I decided to make a CAS card because I wanted something pretty, lightweight and simple so that I could do a few of them.  I did this when I was having a play with glues, gilding flakes and WOW powders.  I couldn't get the gilding flakes to work with the glues so ended up using my WOW powders with a Kanban clear stamp plus an embossing folder I got free with a magazine. 



I love this for a quick and easy card because it looks really sparkly in real life!  I mentioned before that I'd been playing with gilding flakes and foil and when I popped the embossed piece on top of the blank card there was something missing so I put some Zig Two Way Glue along the edges of the card blank, fished the bits of foil I'd been using out of the bin and then 'dibbed' them over the wet glue and I got this lovely shabby chic gold edge so I am dead chuffed with the result.  Did the same with the mat under the sentiment (which I foiled on me Minc machine - oooh this is such a lovely bit of equipment) added a few gems and voila!  Very plain and very simple and I'm very pleased!  

Ingredients

6" x 6" white card blank - C & C
Christmas Tree - Kanban Clear Stamps
WOW 'Twinkling Lights' Embossing Powder (WS73R)
Snowflake Embossing Folder - Free with magazine a while ago
Piece of white hammer finish card
Zig Two Way Glue
Gold Foil - Heidi Swapp
Christmas sentiment - Typed then foiled on Minc machine
Gold Sequin and gold gems - stash

I do hope you can enter our challenge this month - Christmas is sooooo close and you know you need to get those cards sorted!  There are two cling mount Christmas rubber stamps up to win so come on join in!

Thanks to all of you who commented on my last card and for all your comments on Facebook (must admit I'm getting better on it now - woo hoo) regarding my weight loss.  Don't like to go on about it too much 'cos it is difficult to lose weight and the only reason I'm managing so well is because my diagnosis of diabetes in early March has given me a boot up the bum!   As of last Wednesday I've lost 3st 9½lbs - that means one more pound and I'm in the next stone down. 

So sorry to go on - I know reading about someone else's weight loss can be a big yawn but me 'n' the maestro are so chuffed.   He's stabilised at a good weight now and has lost over 3st himself.

Anyway you can wake up now - don't forget to enter our Christmas tree challenge - you know it makes sense  :) 

Lots of big hugs to you all



Love Sue xxx

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Crafters Cafe Challenge No 136 - Inspired by a song (Oh Christmas Tree)
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge No 23 - Use a stamp or a digi
Crazy 4 Challenges - Christmas
Emerald Faeries Challenge No 73 - Oh Christmas Tree
Whimsy Inspires Challenge No 87 - Fall Colours or Christmas

Sunday, 1 November 2015

OSAAT DT - CHALLENGE NO 249 - ANYTHING GOES WITH REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY/DAY OF THE DEAD



Hi there peeps, I know I've not been on the blog lately but I have been doing a little bit of playing, I've definitely got the hang of my Minc machine and am foiling anything and everything that stands still!  Watch it maestro!  I've also been playing with gilding flakes but, no matter what I use, I still can't get a good result so am a bit miffed tbh - will keep trying no matter what.

Anyway I'm posting my next DT card for OSAAT and our theme this month is AG with Remembrance Sunday/Day of the Dead.  I've made some poppies to put on my card using a die that I bought aaaages ago but have never used (Sue J)!



 Here's the prize for our Challenges during November


We'd love to see your cards entered into our challenge this time - as long as you stick to the theme, you can enter as many cards as you like and you can use any digi you like as well as die cuts, embellishments etc.

Ingredients

7" x 7" White card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Digi - 'Niamh' by Alipeeps Art at Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet
Black and White floral card - C & C ages and ages ago
Tattered Lace - 'Script' Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Die D'Lites - Poppy die  (my latest favourite die)
Spellbinders Dies - Blossom Five die
Tattered Lace - Beloved Borders die
Graph'it Markers
Red Gems from my stash

I do hope you can join in, I know it's only a few weeks to Christmas but if you have the time we'd love to see you over at OSAAT.

Take care all of you, I'm just orf to do some ironing, which of course you know I absolutely detest but I have to do it!  Thank you for your comments and for stopping by - still appreciate every one even though I am a renowned bad blogger myself.

Big hugs to you all.

Love  Sue xxx

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Julia Spiri Challenge No 5 - Using Something Old

Monday, 19 October 2015

THROUGH THE PURPLE HAZE - OCTOBER - 'HALLOWEEN/MAGICAL'


Good morning everyone - I'm here with a (just past) mid-month post for TTPH.   Our theme this time is Halloween/Magical.  So, if you aren't into Halloween you can make a 'Magical' card for our challenge.  I made a card for 'All Hallows' Eve' with this wonderful Glamzombie digi from The East Wind.  They are our sponsor for this challenge and are offering the lucky winner some digis.


First of all I looked up the meaning of All Hallows' Eve on the internet and it states that "It initiates the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows)martyrs,and all the faithful departed believers.  I have some gorgeous papers from Tim Holtz and amongst them I found this grey striped one which complimented her skirt and there was also a page full of these little vintage pictures.  They really are old pics and I felt they represented remembering the departed.  Of course being Halloween I had to add a couple of cobwebs and a bat!



Ingredients
7" x 7" white card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Digi - Lucy Loo - Glamzombie from The East Wind
Papers - 'Halloween' - KLouise Digi Art on Etsy printed on Pearl Paper from Anna Marie Designs
Striped paper etc - Tim Holtz Ideology 'Paper Stash'
Delicate Web die - Memory Box Dies
Spooky Iron Fence die - Cottage Cutz Dies
Stitched Fishtail Flag Stax - Die-namics Dies
Graph'it, Copics, Flexmarkers and Spectrum Noir markers

I hope you can enter our challenge this month - remember if you aren't into Halloween you can make a 'Magical' card so there's lots of scope on this one.  I love those colours together so what about a magical card in orange purple and black - oooh yummy!

Thank you for popping by, I hope you are all well - I know it's the time of year for the 'flu so avoid those germs!!

Big hugs to you all

Love  Sue xxx

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

Crafters Cafe Challenge No 135 - Black Purple Orange and/or Ghosties
Get Creative Challenge No 26 - Halloween Colours
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - Halloween or Harvest

Sunday, 18 October 2015

OSAAT DT - CHALLENGE NO 248 - ANYTHING GOES WITH HALLOWEEN COLOURS


Good afternoon bloggers out there - it's been a bit quiet here in my bloggersphere, however in our house it has definitely not been quiet!   As you know the maestro has been recuperating from his Arthroscopy - this is when he had bits removed out of his kneecap 'cos they were floating about - eeew!  His bruise has now disappeared from his bum, after his fall down the stairs, but he still has the scrapes on his elbows where they caught on the carpet!  Thanks again to all of you who left messages for him.

He's back at work next week, four days, so nothing toooooo tiring!

That's enough about him so I'll now get on to posting my OSAAT card for this fortnight.  Our theme is Anything goes with Halloween Colours so you can make something for Halloween or just use those colours - great!  


I loved this image as soon as I saw it so had to make a Halloween card in Halloween colours!  The sentiment was typed on black card and then I popped it through my Minc machine (birthday present from the Maestro back in July).   It stands out really well IRL and looks quite spooky.

Ingredients

7" x 7" black card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Digi - 'Moonlight Pumpkins' by Stitchy Stamps at Stitchy Bears Digi Outlet
Digi Papers - KLouise Digi Art on Etsy printed on Pearl Paper from Anna Marie Designs
Crafts-Too Dies - Circle Nesting dies
Tonic Dies - Scalloped Circles dies
Die-namics Dies - Stitched Fishtail Flag Stax
Graph'it markers
Wink of Stella clear pen on her fringe, candle flame and earrings
'Wish Spell' and 'Black of Night' - found on the internet
Wishbone - Tim Holtz Ideology

I do hope you can enter our challenge this fortnight, I've never made a Halloween card before and I've really enjoyed this theme - in fact watch out for another post tomorrow!   I'll give you a quick peek at the prize you can win when you enter.


Please take care and thank you for popping by and leaving me a comment.  You are all stars!

Big hugs to you all

Love  Sue xxx


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Crafters Cafe Blog Challenge No 135 - Purple Black Orange and/or Ghosties
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - Halloween or Harvest

Monday, 12 October 2015

CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ROUND - OCTOBER - NO STAMPING!!


Well hello there peeps!  I've been missing for a while now, September was busy for me personally and I only made one DT card (this one!).  I managed to do this one because our theme at CCAYR this month is 'No Stamping' which meant I could use the new Christmas kit I'd bought - so this one was very easy for me.  


Ingredients

I'll add these when I find them!  I did say it was a busy month! :)

I've only just posted it because I've been on 'nursing' duties for the maestro.   He wasn't supposed to go into hospital for his knee op until later on this month, but they phoned on Friday pm, 25 September and asked if he could get in the following day!!!  At least there was no time to sit and worry about it, we just had to have a quick dash to the shops and double up on rations - lol!  He was discharged on the Saturday afternoon and given a pair of crutches - which was fun... not  - in the end he borrowed my very colourful purple flowery walking stick and managed to get himself up and downstairs on his bottom.   He was getting on absolutely fine until Wednesday when he went upstairs and then promptly fell down the stairs.  Don't worry, he fell on his bum then did the scene from Carry on Doctor where Jim Dale goes down the stairs on a trolley (something like that) - must admit I was so relieved to find that all he had was a bruise on his derriere and carpet burns ..... on his elbows!!!   Always been an inventive little so and so has the maestro.    He actually had a little drive the other day - not very far - and said there was no pain or twinges at all so he's chuffed to bits and can't wait to get into the garden again.  Mind you he doesn't get his stitches out until next Wednesday 'cos the nurse at the GPs is sooooo busy.  I did offer to do it myself but he knows what I'm like when I'm digging sorry gently trying to retrieve a splinter from his finger!

Enuff about himself!  The theme for this month's challenge at CCAYR is No Stamping, so you can use toppers, die cuts, embellishments anything as long as you don't use a stamp or a digi image which you've coloured.  There's the rest of the month to enter and as Christmas is just around the corner, we'd love to see your creations.

Hugs to you all and thank you for the good wishes you have sent the maestro, he really does appreciate it!


Love  Sue xxx

Monday, 7 September 2015

OSAAT DT - CHALLENGE NO 245 - ANYTHING GOES WITH GRATITUDE!!!


Hi there peeps, I'm posting a card for the OSAAT DT challenge this fortnight and our theme is AG with Gratitude.   Now I bet you are thinking what the heck has this card to do with Gratitude??  - weeeell - you see I'm always grateful for a bit of the old cold white stuff aka SNOW!  I know that this is not going to be popular with everyone but, as you can see from my profile pic, I did my first snow angel when I was 60 and I just want the chance to do another one!  We usually have 6 flakes, a cough and a splutter and it's all gone!  



We would love to see your creations entered into our challenge this fortnight - take a look at what you could win (oooh now that made me think of Jim Bowen on Bullseye)!!!  You have a fortnight to enter so come on!!



Pop over to the OSAAT challenge blog (hereand check out the cards made by my teamies, I'm sure they will inspire you.

Ingredients

6" x 6" white card blank - stash
Papers - 'Christmas Flakes 2 Paper Pack' by Panda Bear Designs from Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet
Image - 'In The Meadow We Can Build A Snowman' by Reeces Scrap Pieces from Stitchy Bear Digi Outlet
Cross-stitch Square die - Die-namics Dies
Let it Snowflake die - Die-namics Dies
Snowflake Christmas Fancy Edgeables die - Die-Sire at Crafters Companion
'Merry Christmas' sentiment - Dovecrafts 'Glad Tidings' clear stamps
Pearls - Brenda's Lace and Ribbon Specials (FB)
Stardust Stickles
Spray on Glitter - Crafters Companion 
Copic Markers 

I'm so grateful for all your comments on my cards - even though I am such a bad blogger myself!! - I'm also really pleased that some of you feel the same as me about the eight legged beasties, definitely a comfort to know I'm not alone!!!  :) :)  

Big hugs to you all and please take care of yourselves - anyone needing a shot of mojo - there's a bottle in the post!!!

Love  Sue xxx

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

CHNC Challenge Extra Challenge (Sept) - AG as long as it's Christmas
Crimbo Crackers Challenge - Small and Cute
Gem of a Challenge No 152 - Do you want to build a Snowman
Jingle Belles Challenge - Tic Tac Toe (I used stamping, die-cuts and glitter)
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Stamp and Punches/die cuts

Saturday, 5 September 2015

CRAFTY CALENDAR - SEPTEMBER - ANYTHING GOES

Good morning everyone - hope you are feeling OK today - me thermals have been on and off for the past week and it's really annoying, one minute it's sunny and reasonably warm and the next it's really bloomin' cold!  Oh and whilst I'm having a mumble, it's that time of year again - those dirty great eight- legged beasties are out and about!  I found one had 'wandered' into the bathroom and was hiding near the sink waiting to pounce as I brushed me teeth!  After a scream shout to the maestro the beastie was saddled up and removed - can't help feeling it's waiting (along with the rest of his family) to come galloping back just as soon as me guard is down!   Yuk!

Anyway here's my card that I made for the Crafty Calendar DT. 

 This month we've been sponsored by Robyn's Fetish and our theme is Anything Goes so we are hoping to see loads of you entering our challenge!



Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

Ingredients

7" x 7" White Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Digi image - Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps
Papers/Lace - Docrafts Capsule Collections 'Eue de Nil' and 'French Lavender'
Detailed Scallop Rectangle die - Spellbinders Dies
Sentiment topper - Anna Marie Designs
Hydrangea Petals - WOC (I made these into scrunchy flowers)
Stamens for above - Brenda's Lace and Ribbon (FB)
Pearls - Hobby House 
Flexmarkers

I bought these two paper kits 'cos I just love the colours so (for once) I decided which papers I wanted and then!!! coloured the image to compliment the papers.  I have really fallen in love with those hydrangea petals from WOC - they come in so many colours and together with the stamens from Brenda's Lace and Ribbon supplies on FB I think they make fabulous flowers.  

So come on peeps let's see your creations on the Crafty Calendar Challenge - you have a month to enter up to three projects and there's no limit to how many other challenges you can enter.

I'm now off to have a little play with Donny 'cos he's having a go at me (verbally) for ignoring him!

Hugs to you all out there and take care.

Love Sue xxx

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

Crafting for all Seasons Challenge No 109 - Tic Tac Toe (Die-cuts, Digi Image, Sentiment)
Di's Digi Designs Challenge - Include a Sentiment (3)
Fan-tastic Tuesday Challenge No 101 - AG and make it cute (2)