Monday, 30 November 2015

Fall Is In The Air...

Good Morning friends...

Here we are on the last day of November - it does n't seem possible!  The month has flown by far too fast!  Expect the next one will too which is scary!

I am here with a bit of fun today.  My card is for a My Besties UK extra post - not a challenge but a bit of fun for you all.  

All you need to do is pop to My Besties UK and leave a comment for the design team to be in with a chance to win one of the images used in today's post.
To make my card I have used Sherri Baldy's gorgeous digi
This lovely image is available from 

I have gone for a simple layout because I wanted this cutie with her lovely poem to be 
'the main event'.  I have coloured her with Copics, used a die cut frame with Lili of the Valley papers and added some leaves and buttons.  Finally I added bit of shimmer with some gold Stickles.

Following my lovely day colouring with Faye last week, I decided to give purple hair a try.  More practice required I think but somehow it suits this Fall Princess!

Ingredients

Fall Is In The Air digi by Sherri Baldy Designs
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Copic Markers
Die'namics Large Stitched Rectangle Frames
Marianne Craftables  Autumn Leaves Die
Buttons from my trinket box
Gold Stickles by Ranger
Collall All Purpose Glue

Inks Used
Copics - 
Skin E21, E00, E50, R20
Eyes YG17, YG03, YG01
Hair V000, V01, V05, V06, V09
Clothes Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28, E71, E74, E77
Background  BV0000, BV000, BV000
Ground E71, E74, E77
Leaves YG17, YG03, YR16
Gold Stickles for Crown and Leaves


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Happy Crafting...
and remember to pop straight to 
to look at the other lovely DT Creations and join in the fun.

from Sue...xxx


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Sunday, 29 November 2015

Winter Wonderland...

Good Afternoon everyone...

Well, I have reached the end of another month and I need to issue another apology!

So sorry lovely blogging friends, I have got a little behind with my visits to you all; I will try and catch up over the next few days.  November has flown by far too fast for my liking!

Hmmmm...this lack of time does n't bode well for December!
Today's card is for the lovely Lili of the Valley Design Collective.

This card is a bit of a first because I have used an image from the Winter Wonderland Art Pad.  

I fussy cut this gorgeous Santa and friends and mounted them on some scrumptious Lili of the Valley papers from their Krafty Christmas and Classic Christmas collections.

I added some Stickles to the fur on Santa's suit and embellished this card with some twine and a charm from The Ribbon Girl. Finally I added a sentiments from Lili of the Valley's Christmas Sentiment Tags.

...and here we are, a gorgeous Winter Wonderland scene...
Ingredients
Image from Lili of the Valley's Winter Wonderland Art Pad
Lili of the Valley papers from their Krafty Christmas and Classic Christmas collections
Red Twine and Stocking Charm from The Ribbon Girl
Lili of the Valley's Christmas Sentiment Tags. (Set 32)
Star Dust Stickles by Ranger
Red Shimmer Dome by Papermania from The Range
Collall All Purpose Glue
Woodware 3mm Foam Tape
Thank you for visiting
Happy Crafting!

From Sue...xxx

Remember to pop straight to Lili of the Valley and have a look at all the loveliness there.

There are some brilliant offers available at Lili of the Valley at the moment, Art Pads are three for £10 and Paper Pads three for £15!

There is also a fabulous Last Chance To Buy stamp offer on with oodles of gorgeous stamps available for £2.50 each owing to some off them being retired - best to stock up now 'cos when they're gone, they're gone!


You can also follow Lili of the Valley on Facebook and Pinterest and Instagram

Please leave a comment if you pop by, I really appreciate them and do enjoy reading them all...xxx






Thursday, 26 November 2015

More hands make light work...

Good Morning again everyone...
The new Challenge starts today at
The Sugar Bowl
and it is Anything Goes (with a Sugar Nellie Image). 


The prize for the lucky winner is four Sugar Nellie Digital Images, and there is a second prize winner of two Sugar Nellie Digital Images from 
Funky Kits

For today's card I have used the gorgeous Sugar Nellie digi
More Hands Make Light Work
from
Funky Kits

I have coloured this beauty with Copics and used papers from Lili of the Valley to create layers.  I have added some die cuts and poinsettias along with some red enamel dots.  The little 'Joy' sentiment is from a wonderful sentiment set 
Personal Impressions Many Greetings
which is also available from
Funky Kits


...and here we are, more hands make light work...cute!
I would like to enter this card for the following challenges - 
Cute Card Thursday - Fairies And Angels

Ingredients
Sugar Nellie digi More Hands Make Light Work from Funky Kits
Sentiment by Personal Impressions Many Greetings from Funky Kits
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Copic Markers
Papers from Lili of the Valley's Classic Christmas Collection
Spellbinders Circles Die Set
Marianne Designs Floral Wreath Die CR1215
Poinsettias from Hobbycraft
Cheesecloth from The Ribbon Girl
Enamel Dots from my stash (possibly Papermania)
Collall All Purpose Glue
Tim Holtz Paper Distressing Tool

Inks Used
Copics
Skin E000, E00, E11, E21
Hair E23, E25, E25, E29
Clothes and Gifts R02, R14, R24, R27, YG93, YG95, YG97, E42, E43, E44
Wings R02, W1, Copic Spica in Silver, Wink of Stella in Clear
Background W0, W1, W3 and Blender Pen
Ground W0, W1, W3


Thank you for visiting...
Happy Crafting...
and remember to pop straight to 
The Sugar Bowl 
to look at the lovely DT Creations there and  join in with all the fun!

from Sue...xxx


Please leave a comment if you pop by, I really appreciate them and do enjoy reading them all...xxx

I'm tickled pink!...xxx

Good Morning Friends...

Well, what a fabulous time I had yesterday at Faye's Copic Class - I am learning so much.  If you ever get chance to go to one of Faye's workshops you really should go for it!
The new challenge starting today at
is to make something with 
your favourite stamp

and as always with lashings of pink please!

The prize for the lucky winner is a £10 voucher from
Bunny Zoe's Crafts

For my card today I have used the gorgeous digi by Sherri Baldy
which you can find at

I have coloured this sweetie with Copics on Neenah Desert Storm and added some sparkle with Copic Spica and Wink of Stella.

I printed the sentiment myself on the computer and used paper from my stash (I wish someone could tell me what it is because they were a present eons ago and I don't have a clue! - I love them and would like to find some more)!

 Finally I added some die cut stars.

...and here we are, my favourite stamp (well, my favourite stamp for this challenge anyway - (-;) !
Ingredients
Digi image Kerri by Sherri Baldy Designs
Neenah Desert Storm Card by Crafters Companion
Copic Markers
Paper from my stash
Core'dinations Card Stock
Copic Spica Pens
Wink os Stella Pen
White Pearlescent Paper from my stash
Lawn Fawn Sun Moon and Stars Die Set
Collall All Purpose Glue
Inks Used
Copic Markers
Skin E13, E11, E51, E000
Hair E23, E25, E27
Eyes YG01, YG03
Lips Red Copic Spica
Clothes R81, R83, R85, B01, B02, B05, C1, Pink Copic Spica, W1, W3, W5
Background E42, E43, E44 and Blender Pen
Ground W0, W1, W3, 

Thank you for visiting...
Happy Crafting...
and remember to pop straight to 
In the Pink 
to look at the other lovely DT Creations and join in with the pink fun. 

from Sue...xxx



Please leave a comment if you pop by, I really appreciate them and do enjoy reading them all...xxx


Wednesday, 25 November 2015

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas...

Good Morning everyone...

While you are reading this Wednesday morning I will be sat on a train wending its way to Derby to take me to another wonderful Copic workshop with lovely 
Faye Wynn-Jones, (stampinfluffnstuff)! Exciting!
The Challenge this week at 
is 
White on White
All the details can be found

This week's prize is from 
LIVE & LOVE CRAFTS 
and is a
£10 VOUCHER!

The next time anyone mentions White on White I am 'pulling a sicky'!!!
I found this card a real challenge and have come to the conclusion it is because my crafty world is a colourful one!

I decided to make a little Christmas scene using some die cuts and glitter,
despite being in a state of panic throughout, I did end up happy with my card.

I have used two different sorts of card, both white, one is linen, yet in the photo they look completely different colours - in real life the card is totally white!

...and here we are, I'm dreaming (or is that having a nightmare)! about a white Christmas!
Ingredients
White Card Stock from The Range
White Linen Card Stock from The Range
Snowfall Embossing Folder by Marianne Designs
Tree Landscape by Clearly Besotted Dies
Snowdrifts Landscape by Die Namics
Small Poinsettia Die by Marianne Designs
Church/Village Die by Marianne Designs
Ivy Die by Marianne Designs
Lampost Die from Magnolia Midnight in Paris Set
Die names Large Stitched Rectangular Frame Die
Die sire Snowflakes Embossing Folder
Pinflair Ice Diamond
Crystal Glamour Dust
Multi Medium by Claudia Helmuth


Thank you for visiting...

Happy Crafting...

and remember to pop straight to Creative Inspirations to look at the lovely DT Creations there and join in the fun!

from Sue...xxx

Please leave me a comment if you pop by, I am always very happy to see them and do enjoy reading them all. 

Saturday, 21 November 2015

A Christmas Gem...

Good morning everyone...

This is my second post as a Guest Designer at A Gem Of A Challenge

I have loved being a temporary member of this very talented team - a big thank you to Christine and the team for having me.

A new challenge starts today at A Gem Of A Challenge
Favourite Christmas Carol

For my card I have chosen the beautiful Baby Jesus digi stamp
by

I am just keeping my favourite song up my sleeve for the moment though!
I decided this super cute image was perfect for a little Christmas shaker card.

I have used Copics and some Gold Stickles to colour the image and added some gold die cut stars and beads as the shaky bit.

(There are oodles of very straightforward tutorials on Pinterest for making shaker cards if you want to have a go.  However, a little tip I have discovered is to use a cotton bud to rub a bit of  powder on the inner edge of your foam tape - this removes the sticky and stops the shaky bits sticking to the tape - simples)!

I used a piece of paper from Lili of the Valley's Heartfelt collection to make the die cut frame.

and here we are, Baby Jesus and here is a link to my favourite Christmas song 
Mary's Boy Child  -  The Harry Belafonte version. 

This song reminds me so much of my very early childhood, This was one of the first Christmas songs I learnt to sing - I feel quite emotional now remembering that as I can as clear as day see and hear my beloved Dad, Mum, Aunt and Uncle (all sadly no longer with us) in a family Christmas Day sing a long session.  Happy days! - the youngster's today would think we were mad!
Ingredients
Baby Jesus Digi Stamp by Pink Gem Designs
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Copic Markers
Gold Stickles by Ranger
Paper from Lili of the Valley's Heartfelt collection
Acetate Sheet and Gold Glitter Card from my stash
Die namics Sun Moon and Stars Die Set
Gold Seed Beads from my trinket box
Woodware 3mm Double Sided Foam Tape
Peace Sentiment from a Many Greetings Stamp Set by Personal Impressions
available from Funky Kits
Archival Ink Pad
Inks Used
Skin R00, R11, E50, E51
Swaddling Clothes E07, E09, E19
Halo Gold Stickles by Ranger
Manger E33, E35, E44, E59
Straw YR21, YR23
Ground W0, W1, W3
Background E50, E51 and Blender Pen 
Pocsa Gold Pen for dotty detail


Thank you for visiting...

Happy Crafting...



and remember to pop straight to  
Pink Gem Designs
to look at the lovely DT Creations there and join in the fun!

from Sue...xxx

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Thursday, 19 November 2015

Did someone mention Choklit!...

Good afternoon everyone...

Here is my latest Design Collective project for lovely 
The first thing I must say is big thank you to my lovely and talented friend Kat (who you can find HERE).  Kat inspired me to make this project when she gave me a gorgeous Halloween gift made in a very similar style.  

I have borrowed Kat's wonderful idea and made a Christmas Treat Bag.

The template for the bag is very like that which you would use for a crossover card.  That works really well because it leaves a little pocket on the front to pop a tag inside.

I have added lots of pictures which I hope will help!  (I failed totally to plan ahead here because I now realise I should have taken some pictures as I went along - oh well, perhaps I will make another one - choklit is involved after all (-;)

I have used one of the stamps from Lili of the Valley's beautiful
Santa Christmas Trio set along with a sentiment from LOTV's 

...and here we are, a little Christmas treat bag... 
(other choklits are of course available)!
Ingredients
Copic Markers
Memento and Archival Ink Pads
Papers from Lili of the Valley's 'twas the night collection
Red Core'dinations Cardstock
Darice Brickwork Embossing Folder
Little B Tags Die Set
Die namics Stitched Circle Dies
Red Seam Binding and Twine from The Ribbon Girl
Gold Bells from my trinket box.
Collall All Purpose Glue
Crafter's Companion Score Board
Crop-a-dile
Cello bag and Chocolates
Inks Used
Memento Ink Pad in Tuxedo Black (image)
Archival Ink Pad in Cobalt (sentiment)
Copics - 
Santa's clothes R22, R24, R27, R27, R89, W1, W5, W7, C0, C3
Chimney Bricks E33, E35, E57, E09
Snow B0000, B000
Night Sky B32, B37, B39, BV34
Thank you for visiting
Happy Crafting!

From Sue...xxx

Remember to pop straight to Lili of the Valley and have a look at all the loveliness there.

There is a fabulous Last Chance To Buy stamp offer on at the moment with oodles of gorgeous stamps available for £2.50 each owing to some off them being retired - best to stock up now 'cos when they're gone, they're gone!

You can also follow Lili of the Valley on Facebook and Pinterest and Instagram

Please leave a comment if you pop by, I really appreciate them and do enjoy reading them all...xxx

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Festive Fun

Good Morning everyone...

This week's challenge at 
is
Festive Fun!

The prize for this week's lucky winner is a 
£10 Voucher
from
My lovely friend Annette has kindly introduced me to the Stacey Yacula Studio at Purple Onion Designs -  I am now in love and my bank manager is crying!

For my DT card this week I have used the gorgeous Stacey Yacula Studio Stamp - 
Birch (winter bunny)
from Purple Onion Designs

I have coloured this sweetie with Copics and then, wait for it - drum roll - I have fussy cut (yes you heard it here first!) I'll say it again...! I have fussy cut the little bunny out.  (Blooming miracle he still has two ears and a bobble on his hat)!

I created a little winter scene with a super Clearly Besotted die, some starry paper and some Glamour Dust!

Finally, I have used a very ancient sentiment and cut a dotty frame with an MFT Die.

...and here we are - cute or wot!...
Ingredients
Stacey Yacula Studio Stamp - Birch (winter bunny)
from Purple Onion Designs
Copic Markers
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Blue Starry Paper From Christmas With Wellington Set by Docrafts
Red Polka Dot Paper From North Pole Set by Dovecraft
Clearly Besotted Tree Landscape Die
Sentiment From Personal Impressions Many Greetings set by Kirsty Wiseman
Multi Medium by Claudia Helmuth
Crystal Glamour Dust
Inks Used
Memento Ink pad in Tuxedo Black (Image)
Archival Ink pad in Watering Can (Sentiment)
Copics - 
Winter Bunny W0, W1, W3, R000
Hat & Gloves R27, R24, R14, YG93, YG95, YG97, E21, E23, E25
Trees YG93 YG95, YG97, E25

Thank you for visiting...

Happy Crafting...


and remember to pop straight to Creative Inspirations to look at the lovely DT Creations there and join in the fun!

from Sue...xxx

Please leave me a comment if you pop by, I am always very happy to see them and do enjoy reading them all. 

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