Thursday, July 30, 2015

Travel Lite - Sugar Nellie


Here we are at Friday again and the last day for July.  If you are like me, you are wondering where this month disappeared to.  On a good note though, I have two weeks of vacation days beginning August 1 and I am really looking forward to that.
Today's card is for my Friday inspiration post at Sugar Nellie and I am using Funky Kit's Travel Lite stamp image.   I've had this little cutie 'curing' in the stamp box for about a year now and decided to bring her out and add some colour.
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/

Be sure to stop by the Sugar Nellie blog often because every day one of the gals on the DT features a  new project.  Also, don't forget to enter the Anything Goes challenge at the Sugar Bowl (remember to use a Funky Kits image) and there's always always plenty of inspiration and chatting on the Sugar Nellie Facebook Fan Page.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! 
Copics:
Skirt - BV25, BV23, BV20, BV0000
Hair - E44, E43. E40, YR31, YR30
Supplies:
Image -  Funky Kit's Travel Lite stamp
Sentiment -  Penny Black's Sprinkles & Smiles
Dies: MFT Flower & Leaf Trio, Spellbinders Borderabilities
Paper - Maja Designs Coffee in the Arbor
Challenges:
Inky Chicks - use a metal embellishment (the brad)
Top Tip Tuesday - Bingo Board
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Mod Squad - Anything Goes plus a die
Fan-tastic Tuesday - Anything goes with the twist of 'make it feminine'

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hey Little Birdie - Sugar Nellie

 
Today's card is for my Friday inspiration post at Sugar Nellie and I chose to use Funky Kit's Hey Little Birdie digi image.   I don't often use images more than once but I love these fairies and have used this little sweetie a few times and will likely use it again.
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
Love the look of the Chevrons on here.  I saw this done on Cibele's blog and thought it such a good idea and super cute so I snagged the idea.   She does lovely work and is very talented and creative so go have a peek.
Be sure to stop by the Sugar Nellie blog often because every day one of the gals on the DT features a  new project.  Also, don't forget to enter the Anything Goes challenge at the Sugar Bowl (remember to use a Funky Kits image) and there's always always plenty of inspiration and chatting on the Sugar Nellie Facebook Fan Page.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! 
Copics:
Jacket & boots - R89, R85, R83, RV10
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20

Supplies:
Image - Funky Kit's Hey Little Birdie digi

Sentiment -  Pink Petticoat Happy Heart
Dies: MFT Peek-a-Boo Chevron
Misc - Stickles
Challenges:
 Christmas Stamping All Year Long - CAS
Quirky Crafts- everything white
Fab n' Funky - no patterned paper
Less is More - CAS but use a snippet
Addicted to CAS - Chevron

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Crazy Bird Birthday

Hi there and thanks for stopping by.  Also, a warm welcome to my new followers.  Today is a quick post because I wanted to get this card posted before I forgot about it.  The card was for a birthday and has already been sent to the recipient... my memory is good but it's also short!
I tried smooshing again... I have a love-hate relationship with that technique!  I love the look but hate all the paper I waste because I'm never really happy with the splotches.  And of course, I stress that too much... it doesn't HAVE to be perfect and in fact, in can't be perfect so I need to relax about it.
I love this Crazy Bird set and can see it being a set I use over and over and over.  For the smooshing, I used Tim Holtz's Evergreen Bough and Scattered Straw.
Have a great week!
Copics  BG18, BG11, BG34, BG32
Supplies:
Image - Tim Holtz Crazy Birds
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Ink - Tim Holtz's Evergreen Bough and Scattered Straw
Misc - Copic Multiliner for doodling, Prima brads
Challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - Birthday Wishes
Fab N' Funky - No patterned paper
Inky Chicks - Use a metal embellishment (mine is the brads)
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes

Thursday, July 16, 2015

On Top of the World - Sugar Nellie

 It's Friday again and although Friday seems to be my favourite day of the week, I'm beginning to wonder where my time is getting to.  Here we are, mid July and the year more than half over.  It's been a good summer so far so no complaining here.
Today's post is reviving another card I made way back in 2012.  This is one of the Gorjuss stamps available at Funky Kits and she's called On Top of the World.   You know, I look at this and wow, my colouring has changed so much over the last three years.  I think some of it stays the same but some of my shading and hair colouring is very different.
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
Be sure to pop on over and enter the Anything Goes challenge at the Sugar Bowl (remember to use a Funky Kits image) and there's always always plenty of inspiration and chatting on the Sugar Nellie Facebook Fan Page.
This is the first Gorguss stamp I've ever owned and really, they are timeless, aren't they?
 I used Copics to colour her and Tumbled Glass distress ink for the clouds.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Wellington Bear - Sugar Nellie

Happy Friday!  I never get tired of saying that... somehow 'Happy Monday' just doesn't have the same ring to it, does it?  It could have something to do with the weekend and two days off work!
Today's post is reviving a card I made way back in 2013 (seems so long ago), which I used one of the stamps from Funky Kit's Wellington Bear stamp set.  This is a great stamp set which contains four images, the large sentiment, 11 small sentiments and a wee tag stamp so it's a great value.  I do love Teddy Bears!
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
Be sure to pop on over and enter the Anything Goes challenge at the Sugar Bowl (remember to use a Funky Kits image) and there's always always plenty of inspiration and chatting on the Sugar Nellie Facebook Fan Page.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Copics:
Bear - W5, W3 and W0 and then W7 for the outer loose hairs.  Once it was coloured, I took a cloth dipped into blender solution and dabbed down on the image to give the fur a little texture
Footpads - E09, E07, E04 and E02
Nose - E47, E43 and E41
Supplies:
Image - Funky Kits Wellington Bear stamp set
Sentiment - Funky Kits Wellington Bear stamp set
Paper - 7 Gypsies Postal collection
Misc - Prima buttons.  I had some tiny little black flat back pearls so I added them for eyes and dotted white highlights

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Are You Ready My Friend? - Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Hope you are having a great summer and thanks for stopping by.  Also, I'd like to give a warm welcome to my new followers.
It's time for a new challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and the theme for this month is 'Oh Deer'.  You can interpret it however you want but the theme must be Christmas-sy and have something relating to a deer on it.   It's a tough one to be thinking about Christmas cards when the sun is shining and it's a very warm 30 Celsius outside but I managed to get it done.
This month, we are sponsored by Funky Kits who is generously giving away the prize of two digis to some lucky winner.
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
Be sure to head on over to the challenge blog to see what the rest of the gals on the team have created and here's a great chance to get a head start on your holiday cards for this year.  The only requirement to enter the challenge is to follow the theme.
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies:
Stamp - The Paper Shelter's Are You Ready My Friend
Sentiment - Computer generated
Dies - Taylored Expressions Seeing Stars
Paper - Fancy Pants - Christmas Magic
Misc - Star Dust Stickles
Challenges:
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - use snow or glitter
Holly Jolly - Winter Wonderland

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Dreams & Wishes - Sugar Nellie

I do love these Sugar Nellie fairies and don't ever get tired of them. 
Today's card is for my Friday inspiration post at Sugar Nellie and I chose to use Funky Kit's Dreams & Wishes digi image.   This little sweetie is also available in rubber if that's what you prefer.
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
Be sure to stop by the Sugar Nellie blog often because every day one of the gals on the DT features a  new project.  Also, don't forget to enter the Anything Goes challenge at the Sugar Bowl (remember to use a Funky Kits image) and there's always always plenty of inspiration and chatting on the Sugar Nellie Facebook Fan Page.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! 
Copics:
Mushrooms - E37, E35, E33, E31, R42.  When finished colouring, I took my blender pen and dotted out some of the colour
Dress - R85, R83, R81
Hair - E44, E42, E40
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20

Supplies:
Image - Funky Kits Waiting for You digi stamp

Sentiment -  Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags
Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon
Dies: Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags,
Misc - Stickles, Frantage
Challenges:
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Fab n' Funky - Birthdays
Marker Pop - #72 Anything Goes
Cards Galore - Use a stamp or digi
Crafty Ribbons - #122 Anything Goes & use a ribbon
Inky Impressions - Pink & Girlie
Wonderful Wednesday - Anything Goes

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Waiting for You - Sugar Nellie

Happy Friday to you!  This has been a very busy and hectic week and I can't wait for the weekend to begin so I can get some serious crafting done.  I've been putting crafting on the back burner for a couple weeks now and am ready and raring to go!
Today's card is for my Friday inspiration post at Sugar Nellie and I chose to use Funky Kit's Waiting for You digi image.
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
Be sure to stop by the Sugar Nellie blog often because every day one of the gals on the DT features a  new project.  Also, don't forget to enter the Anything Goes challenge at the Sugar Bowl (remember to use a Funky Kits image) and there's always always plenty of inspiration and chatting on the Sugar Nellie Facebook Fan Page.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! 
Copics:
Bear - E53, E51, E21, E11
Bench - E29, E27, E25, E23, E21

Supplies:
Image - Funky Kits Waiting for You  digi stamp

Sentiment -  Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags
Paper - My Mind's Eye Breeze
Dies: Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags, MFT Sun, Moon and Stars
Misc - Stickles

Friday, June 19, 2015

Lead the Way - Sugar Nellie

Happy Friday to you!
Today's card is for my Friday inspiration post at Sugar Nellie and I chose to use Funky Kit's Lead the Way image.  I used the digi version of this little cutie but it is also available in rubber.

http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
Be sure to stop by the Sugar Nellie blog often because every day one of the gals on the DT features a  new project.  Also, don't forget to enter the Anything Goes challenge at the Sugar Bowl (remember to use a Funky Kits image) and there's always always plenty of inspiration and chatting on the Sugar Nellie Facebook Fan Page.
My apologies, I forgot to write down the Copic colours I used for the project.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week! 
Supplies:
Image - Funky Kits Lead the Waydigi stamp
Sentiment - Computer Generated
Paper - Kaiser Kraft Pitter Patter collection
Misc - Frantage, Stickles

Monday, June 15, 2015

Just Married - Abi's All Dressed Up Guest Design spot

Last month our granddaughter Abi was visiting so off to the craft room we went.  I posted some of her creations here and then we entered them into the All Dressed Up Challenge.  Sheila, one of the DT coordinators asked Abi if she would like to do a guest design spot for today.  And of course the answer was 'YES'.



















She chose to use the All Dressed Up image Just Married and I think she did a terrific job on this easel card.  I love those headlights.  This cute little van was coloured with Copics and the card is such a happy, cheery one!  Great job Abi!