Sunday, October 15, 2017

Halloween Sweet Treats

Hi,
It's reminder time over at Bestieschallenge. and we are still enjoying our theme of "spirits bright" which can either be for Christmas or Halloween! You can of course do your own thing as we are a Anything Goes challenge.

Here is what I have made,


I have used this cute little witch found here at the My Bestie Shop she is called Broom Hilda Boo there are lots of other image's there to choose from too.
I coloured her in using my Promarker Pens and matted her on to a Spellbinder mat. The greeting is from a sheet of Graphic45 paper and I added a couple of mini bats too.

The sweet treats are sitting in a little basket I saved from a gift which housed mini soaps. I painted it with mat black by Kaisercraft then added a Verve boarder strip. Then I added tiny dots of perfect pearls in orange,green and purple. Once dry I stuffed in some tissue paper and topped it off with a bag of M&S Halloween chocolate balls covered in foil with either pumpkin faces or eyeballs.

Thanks for stopping by again today, if you like what you've seen please leave me a comment.  Don't forget there is still time to join in the fun and get your chance to bag a prize or two.

Sue

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Welcome to the world

Hello,

Today I am sharing a New Baby card which I made for my friend to give her long awaited Grandson. He was born yesterday 8Lb 4oz and mother and son doing well. I didn't want to share till the happy event happened.


This card is a big A5 size in a bright white card base and on to that you can see I have added baby blue polka dots. Then I cut out that beautiful white frame. I used this fab stamp from Verve along with the cute Emery Plain Jane stamp which is on offer at the moment for under a $. As you can see I paper pieced him.
I stamped and cut out the baby in the basket and various other images from a Sue Willson die set called Pitter Patter. The addition of a few gems some lace, buttons and a bow and we were done.
My friend wrote her own verse for the inside of the card (something she likes to do) which was lovely.

Thanks for stopping by today, leave a word or two as its nice to know what you think.

Sue.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

Hello,

Well today is a special one as I've been asked to join the fun Design Team over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends The blog has gone back to the original owner after a well cared for break by Lynn.

We have two great sponsors this time around and I have chosen a image from Fabrika Fantasy.com called the dancing-squirrel isn't she so cute. They have generously given the winner 3 digis from their store.



For this card I have removed a slice off the front panel so the image sits above. The card is a 5x7 bright white card stock.
The papers are from my stash, I have had them for quite some time and they came out of a magazine so cost me nothing! I covered the inside back with the owl paper and the front with leaf vellum. As you can see I have cut her out and matted her on to a stitched mat in a pumpkin colour.
The flowers are from my stash and I added a couple of brads to the centers to pull all the colours together. I added a few open leaves and a button along with a few drops of stickles glue.

The sentiment strip is raised up and the sentiment itself is one from Verve from their Simply Amazing set .

Here is a little side on view.

I do hope you will come on over and join in the fun, we are as always a "anything goes" challenge so come and share your makes! Pop on over to visit with the other girl on their blogs to see what great things they have made.

I am entering this card in the following challenges
colorthrowdown-463. 
paperplaysketches-color-challenge.
shoppingourstash-323-give-thanks  I am thankful for the friends I've made whilst going about my crafty journey. I hope they all keep safe.
aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.1st-october-2017
Make it Monday challengeblog-56-animal-antics.
noordesign-uk.October challenge-fall-colors.
ribbongirls.blogspot.october-card-challenge
Glitternsparklechallenge-260
Thanks for stopping by today, please leave a comment as I love to hear what you think.

Sue

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Spirts Bright

Hello there,

Today I'd like to share a little card I made for my Mum this last Christmas. Yes I know it's well past but realized I never got to show it, so here goes. Also being the first of the month it is new challenge time over at Besties challenge blog and for the month of October we have a theme of "spirits bright" now this could be taken as Halloween spirits or Christmas so as you see I've gone for the later. You don't have to follow the theme as we are a "anything goes" challenge.


This cute card I made using a dusty pink card blank, adding this lovely dotted paper after I had stitched around the edges using the green thread. I put down a simple mat for her again picking up some green and I inked the edge of the top one with red. I used this darling Christmas-bestie-img380 which I coloured in using Promarker pens. I added her to a scalloped oval in a darker shade to pop her out. 
Then to finish off I added a couple of Christmas trees which my friend Sandy sent me and a few snowflakes and the sentiment I printed out.

Thanks for stopping by today. Don't forget to share your makes with us as prizes can be won.

Sue

Friday, September 15, 2017

Still friends over at Besties International.

Hi, it's the 15th so time to show my reminder post for Besties challenge.blogspot.
We are still celebrating Friendship and today I decided to make a gift bag using this lovely image by Sherri Baldy img439 Well they look like friends don't they!


I just took a small kraft gift bag and covered with a thickish paper which i thought would give it some stability, the paper has gold swirls on it which looked quite Christmasy. To that I added a lime green banner by Verve on top of some gold mirri. The tag and its sentiment are also by Verve check out the store for all the wonderful stamp sets and dies.
I coloured the image in with my trusty Promarker pens and mounted it on to more gold mirri. Putting the rest together came quite easy, a cream doily first then some holly leaves then some floss and a beautiful crinkled red rose.
The gold Merry Christmas is one of the last 6 I have by Craftwork Cards and the "don't open" I've had for a while too, who by? I popped that on to some lime green too. Just to balance the bottom I added some ribbon which has gold stitching on it along with a dot of gold glitter in the centers.

Here is a closer look

There is still plenty of time to play along with us, as always anything goes but also a theme of Friendship this month.

Sue

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Shape Card.

Hello,
Today I'd like to share a card I made for a friend to give her Grandson for his first birthday. This lady has just started ordering cards from me so I wanted to make sure I "wowed" her lol. I'm sorry the photo is so dark as the card isn't ! Just think pastel blues 😊.

I chose to make a shaped card as they are so different and never found in the shops over here. I used papers and card from my stash and a mixture of stamps and dies. Where I can there is a list at the bottom.


The card shape was made using a Dutch Doobadoo Shape-Art-A4-Square-2.  found at NoorDesign! UK Shop Unfortunately out of stock as I type but other great shapes available.
Sue Wilson "pitter patter" die set.
Tim Holtz "scribble" heart die.
Sentiment stamp is from a new set over at shopverve. however I bought it as a single.
Crochet doilies are from merlyimpressions.co.uk which are on offer at the moment.
Other bits are from my stash such as buttons, sequins and thread.

Thanks for stopping by today.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges.
noordesign-uk.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/september-challenge-layers.html 
inspirationdestinationchallenge-133-
craftysentiments.blogspot. Anything-goes 
aperfecttimetocraft.1st-september-2017
brownsugarchallenge.-266-anything-goes 
Ribbongirls september-card-challenge
Pennys-challenge-345
Sue

Friday, September 1, 2017

Friendship time over at Besties International

Hi,
Today being the 1st September means it is time for a new challenge over at Bestieschallenge.blogspot. as always we are a Anything Goes Challenge but we also have a theme running to which this month long is one of Friendship.
For my card i have used the image Carley & Gill  (it reminds me of myself and my own Bestie). I picked up a pack of these odd shaped cards at a show years ago and decided today was the day to use one!


I covered the card base in this marbled type paper i picked up in the store and then added flourishes and corners in a similar cardstock to the colour of Gills pants.
I coloured the image in using my promarker pens along with some new "skin tones" pens by Spectrum Noir.

This next photo shows a little better the side on view and its opening.
I added lots of ditsy flowers picking up the colours I used in the colouring. The sentiment is by Verve Stamps but this one is now not available on its own but happy to say you can get a similar one within a New Release Set out just last week Bloom Bright .

Now its your turn to show us your friendly cards and don't forget there are prizes to be won when you join in.

Sue

Thursday, August 31, 2017

SOS Favorite Season

Hi,
Today I'm really pleased to share with you a little card I made just to join in with the new challenge over at Shopping Our Stash#318-your-favorite-season.
The challenge is to share your favourite season and mine is SUMMER, closely followed by fall. This card pleases me also because I got to use my new flamingo die on it lol.


I follow a certain ladies blog (llaurenb.blogspot. ) who I feel sure is at her happiest if she can get a flamingo (or Washi tape) somewhere about her creation lol. You must go and check her out as Lauren makes some wonderful things and I often tell her I wish I could get inside your head!

So on to this card, its a 5x7 bright white card blank which I have added bright pink card to. Then a few months back I was lucky enough to win this cute paper pad from Ribbongirls.blogspot. 
by Echo-park called summer-bliss so I have used 2 different sheets out it and punched holes and threaded raffia through. The "enjoy summer and flip flops are better" are from a page by Kaisercraft  but I'm afraid I can't remember which! both have been matted on to card in the colours of the flip flops.
The sun is from a die set  by Verve and my new flamingo die was cut out using the bright pink card and some a little lighter. A few pearls in the bottom of the main sentiment and we are done.

Thanks for stopping by today, if you like what you see maybe you could leave a word or two as I enjoy reading them.

Chalenges I'm joining in with are Shopping Our Stash. 318
cutecardthursday.blogspot.-493
brownsugarchallenge-265-try-something-new.
Sue

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Moment in Time.

Hi,
Today I'd like to share a layout I made for myself of my younger self. This uses papers found over at Merly Impressions.  Along with flowers and extra stamps too.


The papers are from the Honey-chai-collection which I've held in my stash for sometime now lol. I used another page to cut out extra flowers and the Dream sentiment. The type strip sentiment is one I kept off another sheet probably from another collection altogether! I stamped a few butterfly's on to the paper and a few others I coloured and added afterward along with the flowers.


The photos are of me when I left home. Standing in front of the van which my darling Dad drove me down in with lots of stuff friends and family had given me to set up my little flat. The other photo is taken a year later when I came home for one of my visits and I was ready to go out dancing with my sister Bev in Chester.

Oh how I remember those days fondly. Thanks for stopping by today.
Sue

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Ruby Wedding Card

Hi there,

Today I'd like to share a card I made for an order. I've been waiting to use this die from Tim Holtz as I've seen so many beautiful cards on Pinterest using it. So when the order came in I knew what I was making!



This is a A5 bright white card blank to which I have added a slightly smaller ruby red light card to. Then taking the same white card cut at 8x51/2 I die cut the flourish die from the set out of the left hand side. Using my  Love Everlasting by Verve  stamp set I printed the sentiment in jet black.

I used Sizzix number die for the 40 which is cut in ruby glitter card. Then taking paper flowers from Kaisercraft and my stash along with 2 leaf dies I made a arrangement in the top right corner. I also added Verves Holiday Sequin mix for a bit of bling.

I'm joining in with the following challenges
Noordesign-uk August 
scrapbookstampsocietychallengeblog.
aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.1st-august-2017- 
brownsugarchallenge-264-anything-goes.
fabnfunkychallenges.-361-anything-goes.
lilpatchofcraftyfriends.challenge-64- 

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you can let me know what you think.

Sue

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Sailor Boy!

Hi There,

15th of the month means reminder time for the current challenge over at Besties International . The theme is still Nautical or anything goes. Here is my card.


I make cards to sell so I'm always looking for images that can be used to create simple cards for children with cute boys and girls on. Where best to look for them than Here in the Bestie Shop. This little guy is Sailor Boy there is a little girl too.
I've coloured him in with my Promarker pens. I've used alsorts of papers on this card as I can't throw anything out. The little metal tag I have had since I started crafting back in the early 1990's (I knew it would find a use one day lol).
Thanks for stopping by again today, I hope you have added your card if not still time to do so.
I'm joining in over at Noordesign-uk. August-challenge-anything-goes. with this card.
Sue

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Nana's Darling!

Hi,

Just wanted to share a card I made for a friend to give her Granddaughter



This is a first on two levels. The first is the fact that this card has no back and sits on this stand which I made for it. The second is this is the first time I have used an image by All Dressed Up Stamps I've only just found them and I adore them. I love the fact that they are so simple but so usable on every level. The image was a freebie given away a short while ago to help people get started and join in with her monthly challenges.

I used papers from a paper pad I picked up in the store so all the hard work has been done on that front. I used a stencil by Dutch Doobadoo Shape-Art-A5-Square. found here at NoorDesign! UK Shop/Crafteezee I have also used several different dies one of which is the scribble heart by Tim Holtz. I've added lace, glitter, ribbon and a metal charm.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:-
Noordesign-uk.blogspot. August-challenge-anything-goes.
Cutecardthursday.blogspot.challenge-490-embossing
Alldressedupchallenges.blogspot. challenge-71
Shoppingourstash.-315-spice-up-your-life.  I was thinking either baby or ginger spice.
cagichallenge.blogspot.time-to-die-die-cuts.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you'll leave a word or too.

Sue

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Pitter Patter.

Hi,
Here I am with another card to share. This time around it is for a friend who is expecting anyday now the arrival of their baby daughter.
I saw a card by Little Meg's Cards on Pinterest and I loved it using this pretty image and I fell in love with the way she had coloured in the dress so I copied it!

The card is a 6x6 bright white base and on to that I've added pink gingham paper which I have stitched around opposite corners. I added these white corners on top to which I dotted liquid pearls in baby pink and pearl colours.
I matted the silver foiled card on to the same pink the image is matted on to. I had to use the heart banner (it is my favorite) and the Pitter Patter from a Sue Wilson die set was added to a flag banner. A few hearts dotted around and we are done.
The image is by Stamping Bella - Uptown Girls and I have coloured her in with my Promarker pens and added glitter when dry.

I'm joining in with a few challenges,
Noor design-uk.blogspot. August-challenge-anything-goes.
cagichallenge. Time-to-die-die-cut
scrap-craft-inspiration.-challenge-6-new baby
aperfecttimetocraft.1st-august-2017
lilpatchofcraftyfriends. Callenge-63
scrappers-delights-August-blog-challenge
scrapbookstampsocietychallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/07/challenge-122-anything-goes-option.html
thepapernestdollschallenge.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sue.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Salty Kisses xxx

Hello There,

It's time again to share with you a card I have made for the new challenge over at Besties International . This month our challenge is as always anything goes but also we are using the theme Nautical. For this you could use anything found on, in or around the sea or seaside. I made this for my uncles birthday (he lives by the seaside).

Here is what I have made,

It's a 5x7 cream card base and on to that I've added a cream paper which I have first stamped a texture background stamp by Kaisercraft found Here then I brushed over it with Cosmic Shimmer Powder in pearl. I then added papers from Kaisercraft and DCWV all mounted on plane cardstock to match the colours used.
The image is _Img396 found here at My Bestie Shop she is cute don't you think? I've coloured her in with my Promarker pens and cut her using a Spellbinder die adding a small mat to her. A little foliage and a few sea type mini buttons give some balance to the card. To finish off a few drops of Perfect Pearls.

Now it's your turn to join in the fun. Remember the new rules we have to make it more fare for non-Dt's to win the most images for the month.

I'm joining in with other challenges too
ilovepromarkers. challenge-340-one-for-boys.
Noordesign-uk.blogspot. August-challenge-anything-goes
aperfecttimetocraft.
lilpatchofcraftyfriends.challenge-63
promarkerchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/week-406fun-in-sun
scrappers-delights-challenge august
thepapernestdollschallenge.
Thanks for stopping by today, see you soon.

Sue.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Heartfelt Wishes


Hi,
Today I'd like to share with you a little card I made using this sweet image I have had sitting on my desk for months!
The card is a 6x6 bright white card blank and on to that I have added 2 papers from the same paper pad. The first I ran through a embossing folder and the second I cut a little smaller and added on top.
The navy blue corner added interest to which I added a pale blue gem. The faux ribbon is a die my Bestie gave me for my last birthday, I added a gem to that too.



The image was cut out using a stitched die and I inked the edges with soft blue. I added it to a Spellbinder layer.
The sentiment I felt could be either for sympathy or sickness/get well.

Thanks for stopping by today, if you have the time leave a word or two.  I am entering this card in the following Blog Challenges too.
Noor design-uk.
sketchsaturday.blogspot #472
Ribbongirls.blogspot.co.uk July 2017
Glitter n sparkle challenge blog #248
cagichallenge.blogspot use-2-or-more-designer-papers.
curtain call challenge

Sue.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Friends are Flowers

Hi there,

Well its time to share with you all my reminder project for this months challenge over at Bestieschallenge.blogspot.  Remember it is a anything goes challenge but we do have a theme running to and it is Sparkle Glam or Glitter.

I've used a image found here at  mybestiesshop.com  she is called IMG806,Fashionista,Besties and when you buy her you get 2 images, the other is her head & shoulders.

I've made a card again this time, it is a 5x7 bright white card blank and I've used papers to cover it all from the same paper pad. I then set about colouring her in using my Promarker pens.
I added some glitter glue to her bodice and the flowers. I used my stitched die to cut her out and I added her with pads for lift. The sentiment is by Sue Wilson and I matted that on to some lime green to match her top.
I found paper flowers in my stash similar to those on her hat and to those I added pearl brads. A few bling gems and the card is complete.

I am entering this card in to the following challenges
Ribbon Girls.blogspot. July-use-any-image-challenge
glitternsparklechallengeblog. #248
noordesign-uk. July-challenge-use-die-cuts.html
cagichallenge.blogspot use-2-or-more-designer-papers.

Thanks for stopping in today, please leave a word or two.

Sue

Sunday, July 9, 2017

A Sunny Thank You!

Hello and I hope your enjoying this beautiful weather we are having here in the U.K. at the moment?

I'm a lover of all things Verve and I'm so happy because they are back after a long break with a New Release Blog hop. You can find it Here . Yesterday Betty made a lovely card using blue and yellow and I thought it so striking I told her I was going to make a card using those colours. So here it is...


The card is a 5x7 cream card blank and on to that I have added a slightly smaller piece of Bayu paper by Kaisercraft. Then I've taken a piece of cream card and out of that I've cut using one of my new Tim Holtz Mixed Media dies#2. Then I've taken stamps and dies from Be Blessed stamps by Verve . I placed 3 straight on to the cream card and coloured in with my Promarker pens. Then on another piece I stamped and then cut out 3 more.
I added those on foam pads and added a pale blue gem. Around the flat 3 I added dashes with a blue pen. The sentiment is also by Verve from the Simply Amazing set.

Joining in with the challenge over at Noordesign-uk.blogspot.July-challenge-use-die-cuts
Crafting from the heart challenge-167.html
Come and get it challenge
Ribbon Girls Challenge
Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you soon.

Sue

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Fabulous at 50!

Hello,

Well it's 1st July and so time to start a new challenge over at Besties International challenge . I hope you have seen that the rules have been changed a bit. Now we will have the main winners from the entrants who are NOT from Bestie Design Teams, then Bestie DT members will be in their own group to win too.

As always we are a "anything goes" challenge but we do have a theme to play along with too and this month it is Sparkle Glam & Glitter. Amongst the imagies you can win is the Bestie Beauty I have chosen to use IMG811 Fashionista   isn't she gorgeous? Very Audry Hepburn I think.

I was asked to make a card for someone who sells Avon and she is very glamorous so I thought Yes this is the right image.
The card is a 6x6 bright white blank which I covered in a black paper, then I added this Paris theme paper which I have had for some time. I added papers which matched her dress and trims. My own Bestie Sandy Palmer sent me some die cuts last year and one of them was this Eiffel tower which I think goes well there at her side. 3 pretty flowers pick up the one on her dress and of course a few black pearls were needed too.
Thanks for stopping by today, hope you can join in with us over at the challenge.

I'm joining in with the challenge here at Noordesign-uk.blogspot.july-challenge-use-die-cuts.
Ribbon Girls July Challenge
Sue.

Image can be purchased here My besties shop.com
Banner die can be purchased here  Shop Verve.com

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Drummer Boy

Thanks for stopping by today,

Here I have a small card I made to play along with a couple of fun Christmas challenges.


This is a cute 5x5 card blank in bright white to which I have added this fun paper which believe it or not is from a summer paper pad, one I won last month from Ribbon Girl.co.uk it is called Echo Park Summer Bliss the paper is double sided and I thought "why not".
To this I tied some red twine which I'd added a metal snowflake charm to. Then down went a music flourish and then a distressed bit of music paper. I then took my image which can be found Here and he is Scann0082 Drummer Boy which I coloured in with my Promarkers. I added some sprigs at the bottom and then dotted some bright red stars around.

I'm entering here  jinglebellesrock.blogspot.all-bundled-up.
digichoosday.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/wk-25-anything-goes-craft-challenge-at.html
ribbongirls.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/june-any-image-challenge.html
scrap-craft-inspiration.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06

Sue

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Colour it Reminder Time

Hi,

It's 15th of the month and time for a reminder post for the current challenge over at coloritcreateitshowitoff.blogspot. It is as always a anything goes challenge so come on over and show us what you have been creating. There are prizes to be won!

Here is what I made for you all today..

 I thought I'd do a fold back card this time. It is a cute 5x5 cream card blank for which I covered the back and the front fold in a dusty pink card. Then to the back I added a slightly smaller DCWV "Happy Birthday" paper and the a thin strip of their glitter card to the front panel.
I chose to use this darling image # img831 which can be purchased Here if you enter you could win her!
I coloured her in using my Promarker pens. Here is a photo showing a little of the inside.


I mounted her on to a butter yellow and then pink card and added her to the front panel. As she is surrounded by sewing bits and bobs I included buttons to the top left and bottom right corners, one being a orange heart one matching the button on her blouse.
I have pricked around the edges of several layers to keep with the theme of the image.

Thanks for stopping by today, please come over and share your makes.

Sue

Reminder Time at Besties International

Hello,

Well it's the 15th so it can only mean its time for a reminder of the challenge over at Besties challenge.blogspot.
 We are still running with our theme of Steampunk and this time I've made a large tag which I intend to add to the front of a gift bag at some point!


I have used this cute little person ( could be a girl or guy I thought!) img131_Steampunk and I chose to colour him in shades of lavender. I used my Promarker pens and then I cut him out.
I made a tag using a DCWV paper pad and embossed a cogs frame (which you may just see on the right hand side) and inked it. Then I ripped a Lawn Fawn paper to fit the left side and inked that too. I cut out several cogs using my Spellbinder set and added those.
Then I chose some sentiment stamps from Kaisercraft at Merly Impressions. and added those along with a couple of glittery whirls and a brad. I chose purple gingham and shimmery green ribbon to tie at the top.

Thanks for stopping by, leave a word or two so I know you called in.

Sue

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Peace On Earth!

Hi,
Today I'm sharing a card I've made to join in with the challenge over at Jinglebellesrock.blogspot. This time around they would like cards to be made with layers. The challenge is called Bundled Up.

Here is what I have come up with...


There are 4 layers to this card so I hope it cuts the mustard!

The card is a 6x6 cream card stock which I first added the Wise Men paper to. The image is on a double sided paper/card so once I cut that out using my stitched oval I turned it over, embossed it, distressed the edges and inked it and to complete the look I added a copper/brown lace piece. I spared a small piece which had the words Silent Night on and distressed that hanging it over the edge a bit.

Then I cut out fern leaves and added those along with a couple of handmade paper straws.Then I added the image and to complete the look I added  a couple of baby fern cones and 4 paper poinsettias which I made. The sentiment is by RubberNecker Stamps.

I'm joining in with the following challenges too
merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot. 
brownsugarchallenge.blogspot. 254-anything-goes.

Thanks for stopping by today, please leave a word or two.

Sue

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Little Miss Cutie Pie

Well here comes summer, I hope!

And what do we all love? Nothing better than a good old slice of Nana's homemade apple pie with lashings of thick cream or hot custard. That was just what I thought when I saw this darling image Img664 I call her Bestie Baked in a Pie! I've made this card for the new challenge starting over at color it create it show it off.


My very own bestie helped me with the idea of the shape of this card as I was a little stuck shall we say!! She knows what I mean here lol.
I've made a circle easel card out of cream card stock, just short of 6inches. I've coloured her in using my Promarker pens and matted her on to lavender glitter card. I took 2 circles of lavender paper and ran them through a embossing folder before adding to the card. I then added a circle of dot cream paper. A few flag banners and flowers and I was done!
The stopper is a red apple from my stash and there is another flower behind.


OK so now it's your turn to join in with us. As always we are a Anything Goes challenge and we have prizes to be won too, so come over and join in the fun.

Sue

Steampunk fly, soar,dream

Hello,
Well it's the beginning of June so that must mean two things!  Summer and time for another fun challenge over at besties challenge.blogspot.

This month our theme is as always anything goes but also we have a theme and for June it is Steampunk.  For this challenge I have used this wonderful SteamPunk Fairy Image 103 I decided to make a easel card using a burnt orange cardstock which so happens to go with her glasses and boot top.


The card base and top are covered with postmark paper leaving a slight boarder. I have added flourishes in pale blue and dusty pink under the image, along with a selection of cogs. Because she is wearing a sheer skirt I picked that up in the ribbon used at the bottom. I picked up those Zipper roses in a sale a short while ago.

Here is a side view, it shows a Birthday message strip behind the fold and also you can see how the two sentiments out front hold the easel back.


I do hope you will come and join us this month in the fun, prizes to be won too. Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to say Hi.

Sue

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Guest Designer for Die Cuttin Divas.

Hello,

Today I'm really pleased to have been asked to be the guest designer over at   Die Cuttin Divas blogspot 
and this time around it is anything goes.
So I have made for you something new! Yes it is a card "but not as we know it". It has no back to it, it is more like a huge tag. I have a verse on the back but it requires a stand to keep it up for display. When it is finished with it may go in a shadow box. This card is in fact my anniversary card to my husband.


I have used a new product to me called a Dutch Doobadoo which are available in many different designs and this one is called   -111Shape-Art-A4-Square-2. and it is available here at Noor Design! UK Shop .

I cut out the base layer in cream cardstock and then using the next layer in the stencil I cut the pink paper which I then ran through an embossing folder and brushed over with Antique Linen ink. The black frame is by Tim Holtz and the sentiments are by Verve  and this set is called Love Everlasting 
I stamped them on to the same cream cardstock as the base card and cut the main sentiment out using a stitched die and added a red mat under it. The other I hand cut with the same two mats under. I added some cheesecloth and then centered it all on top.
I then gathered together 3 flowers from Ribbon Girl , a heart pin and some twiddly bits and added them to the left hand side. I had kept the pearl heart off something else and added that along with 3 shades of red gems and clear sequins and I was done.

I'd like to thank Georgiana for giving me this opportunity, I follow her blog and am always amazed at her wonderfully bright makes (comes from living in the sunshine state I guess) I hope you all enjoy your day. Leave a comment or two as its always nice to see who has stopped by.

I'd like to share in the following challenges too craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog #161
craftysentiments.blogspot. not-card
digichoosday.Anything goes
Glitternsparklechallengeblog. #241
mmmchallengeblog.blogspot. #47-victorian-romance.

Sue

Monday, May 29, 2017

Golden Day

Hello,

Today I'd like to share with you all a card I made today using this weeks Mojo-Monday sketch #499 . It's a really easy to use sketch and I will probably use it again.


This is for friends who will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary soon. I have made a square 6x6 card blank in soft cream and then using papers from my stash I have layered up the card. You can't tell from this shot but the "just for you" is the 4th layer up. I have used foam pads to give lift.
The banner is by Verve.  and the 50 is cut using my Sissix Die.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you can leave a few words as it's always nice to read them.

I am also joining in here. Indy Wincy Designs Challenge
Crafting from the Heart challenge-161
Cutedaisymay. Challenge
Glittern sparkle challenge blog


Sue.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Dream 2017

Hello,

Today I'd like to share with you a card I made for my neice who has just started her school exams. I wanted her to know that we were all thinking about her and wishing her well. 



I took a 6x6 bright white card blank and to that I added this lovely Lawn Fawn paper but not before I had distressed the edges. Then taking a plain blue and yellow card matching the stripes I added a piece of this butterfly paper and notelet paper to each and set them off at a jaunty angle. I cut the 2017 out of the same card.
Then I cut 2 circles and added to them my sentiments. To one I added a spare butterfly. A free pearls 
and we are ready.
Thanks for stopping by today, leave a few words so I know who's stopped by.

Sue. 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Picture Perfect

Hello,

Where did those 15 days go? Well it's time for a quick reminder post for  bestieschallenge.blogspot.   and this time I have a card for you.


For this card I made a 6x6 card blank and covered it in this blue paper. I recently purchased some Dutch Doobadoo Shape Art stencils and used 111Shape-Art-A4-Square-2  to make the mat. I cut out the first in off white and then down a size for the yellow one, I distressed the edges and ran a yellow pen around the raw edges. To that I added a thin gross grain red ribbon and added a separate bow and green tassel.

The image is Selfi Fluffy Bestie  and I've coloured her in with my Promarker pens. I made sure she had red shoes to go with the ribbon. I used a stitched die to cut her out and matted her on to a red distressed oval.
I used my simply amazing  stamps and dies for the sentiments. Then to finish off I added 3gems to the top right and bottom left.

Please come along and join in, there is a theme running and its use ribbon or lace. If you do you get extra chances.

Thanks for stopping by, leave a few words so I know you've been.

Sue.

Doobadoo can be purchased here www.crafteezee.co.uk
Image from here mybestiesshop.com
Stamps and Dies from here shopverve.com  

Boxer Boy!

Hi,
It's reminder day over at coloritcreateitshowitoff.blogspot.  and today I have decided to make a card for someone I know who loves his boxing!
I recently purchased this cute little boxer guy IMG731 which you can find here my besties shop.com along with quite a few other cute little guys.




I made a denim blue 6x6 card base and took the blue plaid paper and matted that on to grey dot paper. I made 2 tabs out of the grey and stuck them down and added a blue brad to each then I attached the paper to the card. the main paper is double sided so I cut a strip of that and added that to the centre but not before wrapping lime green thread around it.
I coloured in my image using Promarker pens and cut him out using a oval die matting him on to some lime green card. I used the same green card under the sentiment and on the 2 tabs. I punched out some tiny stars from the card base and the green and dotted them about to finish off.  I added some crystal lacquer to the gloves too.

Ok so now its over to you! Come and share your creations with us.

Sue


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Romantic Anniversary.

Morning,

Well it started out pleasant but now its turned overcast again here in Milton Keynes! I'm sure it is suppose to be spring!

I'd like to share with you today a card I have made to celebrate a Anniversary (not mine).


This started out as a 6x6 white card blank and on to that I added the tiny flower paper which I picked up in a local store. Then I added lots of left over treasures from a crop held by Chrissy of Merly Impressions.
The papers are from the treasured-moments collecion by kaisercraft I just loved this kit and purchased extra papers.
As you can see I distressed the edges and inked and everything went down with glue gel for lift. The lace is beautiful, made from cream cotton. I also added pearls just to finish off.

Thanks for stopping by today, leave a word so I know who's been.
I'm joining in in the following challenge  Noor design May challenge.
he-ribbon-girl-may-card-challenge
Sue

This card is being entered in to a few challenges...

Monday, May 1, 2017

Colour it, gift bag.

Hello,

Today I'm here to share with you my make for the new challenge over at Color it, create it show it off blogspot This time I decided to make a gift bag. I covered it with this lovely blue leafy paper after ripping and inking it.
Then from corresponding paper in the pack I cut a brown plaid strip and added to that a strip of paper which has script on it. I punched 4 holes and tied in ribbon.




I cut some open leaves and added them above the strip. I added some cheesecloth and then the sentiment on top of that. I added this cute little image Twinkle Toe Troll and the second sentiment on a small flag at the bottom. A few rose buds and blue sequins and we are done.

I do hope you'll come and join in with us as there are prizes to be won. As always we are a Anything Goes challenge.
Leave a few words so I know you've stopped by.

I am joining in with other challenges. aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.

Sue.

Image can be bought here  my besties shop.com
Flowers from here Ribbongirl.co.uk
stamps from here Shop verve.com

Peek A Boo, I see you!

Hi there,

Well yet another month has gone by and now it's time to start a new challenge over at bestieschallenge.blogspot.  As always it's a Anything Goes challenge but there is also a theme and this month it is "add some ribbon or lace".

I have added some ribbon to my card but also I have used this beautiful new die I picked up at Ally Pally last month which is very lacy.


I took some kraft card to make this slightly odd sized card 5x6!! and added to that this pretty plaid paper. As the colours in it were quite spring like I went to town in using different colours on the rest of the card.
I coloured my img963 using my Promarker pens and  fussy cut her out. I cut the frame out in pink and a shadow frame in blue I added a white circle behind the pink and then attached both together using silicon glue. I then attached it to the card base.
I used 3 flowers off to one side with a couple of leaves and twiddly bits, then a bee and a fancy butterfly. I added the image with silicon to lift her slightly as her pigtails fell over the edge of the frame.
The sentiment was matted on to some blue and layed over a ribbon strip. A few gems and we are done.

Now it's your turn to share your makes with us. We'd love to see more "none Bestie DT's" joining in with us so you can have a chance at winning the prizes more.

Thanks for stopping by today, leave a word or two so I know who's been by!

I am entering this card on the following challenges  promarkerchallenge.
craftysentiments.blogspot
scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot. 
inspirationdestinationchallengeblog. 
pennyschallenges.blogspot. 

Sue.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Best Wishes

Hi,
Today I'd like to share this pretty floral card I made.


The card is a 6x6 bright white square card. The papers are by Websters Pages.  I took the bottom corner of a page at 5x5 and distressed the edges, I stitched using red thread just along the two sides. I then found some matching green and stitched all around the edges of this and added the floral to it. I added this to the card blank using foam pads for height.
Then taking another part of the paper I fussy cut a flower section and added that with silicon to the bottom left allowing it to hang off the bottom a touch. I stamped out the sentiment and matted on to red, adding it to the card front I gave it a domed centre. A few AB sequins and we are done.

Thanks for stopping by today, leave a few words so I know who's called by.

Sue

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Bestie on a flower

Hi,

Back with my second post today, one to remind you all to come and join in the fun over at Color it create it show it off .  Today I'd like to share with you all this cute Easter card I have made.


This is a 6x6 card which I have covered in this fun peach paper but not before I embossed it and inked the edge. I added 2 other papers and a peach vine. Then I cut a banner and a yellow fancy edge strip (unfortunately you can't see this as I've covered it with the flowers!!) which looks like the petals of the flower she is sitting on.
The image is 957 by Sherri Baldy. Which I have coloured in using my Promarker pens. I added 3 flowers and leaves and a couple of gems.

Thanks for stopping by, please join in as prizes to be won.

I'm entering in to a few more challenges with this card...creativecraftcottage.blogspot. 
Use your stuff.blogspot 
qkrstampede.blogspot.
shoppingourstash.blogspot.
pdelinkyparty.blogspot

Sue

Bloomin Bestie

Hello,

It's reminder time over at Besties International and I'd like to share this card with you all.


This is an easel card which is for Easter this year. I have chosen to use this darling image Fancy_Pants_Bloomin_Besties_img179   which I have coloured in using my Promarker pens. I have also used stamps from Verve.com Be Blessed set. I used the dies too. I cut out leaves, a couple of bugs and another fancy die behind the image.

Thanks for stopping by today, pop over to check out the other design team makes and then post your own beautie.

Sue

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Indian Runners!!

Hi,

Today I'd like to share this fun card I made for my friends son who will be turning 21 shortly. He has many hobbies one being keeping ducks for their eggs (his mum is a fabulous baker) he has 2 breeds Alylesbury and Indian Runners. His mum asked if I could incorporate them somewhere.

So here is what I came up with...


This is a large A5 card which I have added the star paper to. Then using my printer I wrote the text as she had asked and then inked around the edges with Denim ink. I decided to stitch around the two corners using blue thread. Then I die cut the 3 star shapes out along with a few tiny ones too.
Using foam pads I added it to the card, the cut outs allow the paper to show through. I die cut the 21 today and the fantastic using a bright blue glitter card along with a few tiny stars too. 
After sticking it down I felt it was lacking something?? I had already printed off a photo I found online of the pair of Indian Runners which I mounted and added to the lost leaf inside, but my first attempt had been too small so rather than throwing it out I cut them out and added them in to the stars, so they look like they are looking on!
His mum loves the card, now I just have to wait to see if he does too.

Thanks for stopping by today, leave a few words so I know who's been.

Sue

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Colour it a Happy Easter.

Hello,

Well its the first of the month and time for another fun challenge over at color it create it show it off. As always it is anything goes, so come on and share your wonderful creations with us. There are prizes to be won.

Here is what I have decided to make today,


I decided to make a start on my Easter cards so I chose this cute image img098_HAPPY Easter Besties which I have coloured in using my Promarker Pens. I cut her out using a Spellbinder die and matted her up twice.
The card is a 5x7 which I covered in this pretty orange paper. Then I took some green glitter card and added to that a little orange and blue gingham, I wrapped some sparkly sheer ribbon around it and then added it to the card front. On to that went the image along with a couple of butterflies and gems. Then I stamped out the sentiment from Verve and cut that out with a die and adding some glitter card behind that we were done!

Now its your turn, come along and join in the fun. But why not pop on over to the other fab DT members blogs and check out their inspiration too.

Sue.

Image can be bought here mybestiesshop.com
Stamps can be found here shopverve.com

Say It With Flowers

Hello,

Being the first of the month it's time to direct you to the new challenge starting over at Besties Challenge Blog As always it is anything goes but we also have a theme and this month it is add flowers to your card/project. Now this is VERY easy for me cause I add them (and gems) to everything lol.

Here is what I have made for you to see


The card is a A5 tent fold made out of kraft card but completely covered in this fab paper from Kaisercraft out of their always-and-forever collection I have lifted the front using an extra cut of card which is covered in the paper too. The edge is lifted so I could add copious amounts of flowers and foliage along with some cheesecloth too. A few pearls and dots of glitter glue add nice touches of bling.
The sentiment I printed out on to a collectibles from another kit. I also added a few die cut bee's and ladybugs along with a little birdie and a couple of blue dragonflies too.
The images is Valentines Day img157 which I coloured in with my Promarker pens. This card is coming from the ladies baby sister so I thought the image would seem cute.

Thanks for stopping by today, I do hope you come and take part. I am also entering this card in the following challenge Noordesign.

Sue.

Image found here mybestiesshop.com
Papers and pearls found here merlyimpressions.co.uk
Flowers, cheesecloth and stamens found here ribbongirl.co.uk

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Happy Mothers Day

Hello,

This is my second post of the day! I am sharing the card I made my Mum.


It is a 6x6 square card. Which I have covered with a pretty paper adding 4 fancy corners 2 in the pink and 2 in the green. The image was purchased already coloured in so all I had to do was match the back ground cardstock. I cut a strip banner from the paper and added it to some pink to pop it forward. I also added a heart doily along with flowers from my stash and 4 gems and a few spots of glitter glue.

Thanks for stopping by today.

I'm also entering this card in this challenge. Ribbongirls.blogspot challenge

Sue

White on White

Hello,

Today I have a card to share with you. Don't panic it's a Christmas card!!!!


I decided it was time to join in with a group I am part of on Facebook. The girls have been sharing some wonderful cards and I was just iching to try one. The challenge for March is anything goes or White on White which is what I decided to try.

The card is a 5x7 with a swiss dot's top layer then to that I have added 2 corner snowflake die cuts and some other snowflakes too. The image is Penny-Penquin and I've coloured her in using my Promarker pens. I did try to emboss some snowflakes about her but they don't show up so well.

Thanks for stopping buy today.

Sue

The image can be bought here  scrapbookstampsociety.com

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Days to remember!

Hello from a blustery Milton Keynes!

I'd like to share with you today a layout I made yesterday at the Merly Impressions Crop held over in Bedford.


It features my son meeting his favorite Power Ranger (mine too) Tommy (Jason David Frank) at the London Comicon held last year (2016). This guy had a que far longer than anyone else's mostly because he spent time with every person who que'd to get their moment with him.

The layout uses papers from the beautiful Hanami-garden collection  The kit can now be bought from Chrissy. I slightly changed a few bits as it was for a guy and her layout was not.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Sue

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Still Celebrating

Hi,

We are still celebrating our 1st birthday over at coloritcreateitshowitoff.blogspot. And we would love to see you join us.


Today I am sharing this darling instant-download of 3d pinkie which I have made in to a sweet birthday card.
You get 4 images on the page but I used just the one and chose not to 3d her this time for speed. You decide what to do with her when you get her! If you saw my last post the mat she is on is the same card I used for the leaves.
I have used a Sweet Dixi corner die and a silver birthday message from my stash. The flowers I have grouped together along with a few purple glitter leaves to match her skirt. I added the little birdie for extra cuteness.

Come on over and join in the fun with us, as always a anything goes challenge with prizes to be won.

Sue

Chibi Kawaii Bestie

Hi,

Today It is reminder time over at  Besties International Blog Challenge   and I have chosen this adorable       My Besties Chibi Kawaii Besties Scan0031_  to colour in.

The card is an order for a friend to give her twin daughters and they love cute things and the colour pink and purple. So with that brief I set to.



The card is a 7x7 bright white card blank to which I added this Bobunny paper after stitching the edges with lime green and then distressing for good measure.
I added the script paper to some deeper pink glitter card, I also typed the sentiment and put that on to the same glitter card too.
The image has bees on it so I die cut a few along with a couple of ladybirds. The toadstools were a gift from my very own Bestie Sandy (thank you). I cut out some flower heads and leaves too.
The image I coloured in using my Promarkers and then die cut her out and matted her on to a green mat.
Then the fun began with putting it all together.

On the inside left I have added another flower and two more bees.

Thanks for stopping by today, please take a look at the rest of the design teams makes, but do leave a word or two as I love to read them and pop over to yours.

Sue.

Image found here  mybestiesshop.com
Glitter card found here Merly Impressions.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Colour it, create it and show it off

Hi,
Today I am sharing a fun bottle tag I made using this cute image Bestie in a frame We are still celebrating our 1st birthday over at color it create it show it off  so why not come and join us?




I just made my own tag shape and cut a hole for the bottle neck to fit through, I reinforced it with a circle cut using my Cricut machine and the left behind became the mat for the Happy Birthday sentiment you can just see.
I used the same cardstock to cut 3 leaves out. The image I coloured in using my Promarker pens and then fussy cut her out. I added glossy accents to the red roses. The tag itself was cut out of cream card and then I just took a selection of paper off cuts from the Party_Paper_Pocket_Letter_Instant_Download and randomly stuck them down. Then to finish off I inked over the whole thing with Antique Linen.

Come over and look around and then add your own creation. As always we are a anything goes challenge.

Sue.

Image and paper kit can be found here  mybestiesshop.com