Friday, May 22, 2015

Words from the Heart - Sugar Nellie

Happy Friday everyone!
Today's inspiration card at Sugar Nellie  was made using  Funky Kits Words From the Heart digi stamp. 
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! 

Supplies:
Image - Funky Kits Words From the Heart digi stamp
Sentiment - Papertrey Ink Mega Mixed Messages
Dies - My Favorite Things Blueprints 14
Paper - My Mind's Eye Oliver collection

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Aqua Marina - Sugar Nellie

First of all, hang on to your hats folks!  Four cards in four days is a record for me and probably won't ever be seen again!
This weekend, Sugar Nellie is releasing SN will be releasing the Under the Sea collection of four stamps as digital images which were previously only available in rubber.  They are also on a promotional price of £2 each and are available at Funky Kits.  Sorry, I don't have the links for the digis yet but if you do a search for Under the Sea in the Funky Kits shop, they will pop up.  
There's four of these little beauties and I chose to use the Aqua Marina image. 
In addition to the Funky Kits release, Kit & Clowder's Facebook group is having a 6000 party this weekend and as one of the sponsors,Sugar Nellie will be giving away a few prizes in the competition/promotions Alyce has planned.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/kitandclowder/
 Drat!  I see a bit of paper lifted on my card and of course one  NEVER notices this until the photos have been taken and it's too late to retake the pic.  
 The water was a real dilemma for me but I decided to make a dotted background with varying shades of Copics and when finished, I used by colourless blender to lift some of the colour out of dots.  I then used a grey multiliner to edge around them and then added a dot of white and some stickles.  Passionate Paper Creations has a fabulous tutorial that I used to get some ideas and a start on the dotting.  Although mine doesn't look anything like hers, I am happy with it and think the softer, more muted colours suit this image.
At one point, I had such a miserable mess on here.. I had used my pearl pen to make the pearl dots and they turned out terrible, kind of all smashed together so after it dried, I managed to scrape it off and then added the bead pearls instead.  It was another of those 'I created an opportunity' moments.... hahahahha... oh, the stress of a few silly pearlized dots!
Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by.
Copics:
Fins/Clothes - G24, G21, G20; R85, R83, R81
Turtle - YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91, E35, E31
Hair - E44, E43, E41
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
Supplies:
Image - Funky Kits Aqua Marina
Sentiment - Papertrey Ink Tiny Tags & Die
Paper - Pink Paislee Hope Chest
Misc - Teresa Collins enamel dots
Challenges:  
ABC Challenge - J is for Jewels

Friday, May 15, 2015

Anyone Can Be Cool - Sugar Nellie

Today is Friday and my day for an inspiration card at Sugar Nellie.  I used the Love Songs digital image which you can find at  Funky Kits.
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
Well, I decided it was time to crack out that Silhouette Cameo machine again and give it a go.  I see you gals whipping off the most fab projects but I seem to be Cameo challenged and about all I can muster is cutting around an image and hahahah... it works great for that!
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! 
Supplies:
Copic markers
Image - Funky Kits Love Songs digi
Sentiment - My Favorite Things (MFT) Geek is Chic stamp
Dies - My Favorite Things Blueprints 14 for the flower.  This is my favourite set of Blueprints... it is my 'go to' set any time I want a flower; Lil Inker Stitched Circles
Paper - Indigo Blue
Embellies - Prima Junkyard Findings
Challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday - Animals
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - ANything Goes with flowers

Thursday, May 14, 2015

I Carry Your Heart with Me - Stamping Bella

Hope you are well and thanks for stopping by.  My card today is Stamping Bella's I Carry Your Heart With Me from the Diane Duda collection.  I love those images... I ordered a few of them when they were released and am just doing it now.  I always say I like to let my stamps 'cure'.
Anyway, I made this card for the challenge at Bellarific Friday challenge and the theme this week is One Layer Wonder.  Wow... that had me stumped for a moment because it's been a long time since I've done a card without patterned paper, gems, brads, etc so to jazz it up a bit, I did some doodling around the edges.  I tried extra hard to keep my printing neat... I do so much writing, typing and numbers and am always in a rush so my handwriting tends to be a little messy.  Not like a doctor's... just plain messy!  The final bit was some Frantage... love that stuff!
Copics:
Dress - R83, R81, R00, R000
Hair - E47, E44, E43, E41
Skin - E11, E02, E01, E00, E000, R20
Supplies:
Image & Sentiment - Stamping Bella's I Carry Your Heart With Me (sentiment is included)
Stampendous Shabby Pink Frantage
Doodling Pen - Copic Mulitliner
Challenges:  
Addicted to Stamps - CAS
Tuesday Throwdown - Add a Doodle
Bellarific Friday - One layer
Sentimental Sundays - Happy Mother's Day/Really Girly and use a sentiment
Sister Act - Anything Goes

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Cute Christmas at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'




Hope you are well and enjoying spring. 
Every year I like to make some gift tags and our Cute Christmas theme over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' was the perfect opportunity to get some done.  I am always so thankful for CASS (Christmas at Sweet Stampin')... here it is May and I already have some of my tags done.  From January to October, CASS makes me look so organized with cards and tags... ha... if only you knew!
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/projects for this year.  The only requirement for entering the challenge is to follow the theme.  Our sponsor this month is Sweet Pea Stamps.
http://www.sweetpeastamps.com/
Now for some details about my tags.  I've had My Favorite Things Jingle All the Way stamps and matching dies for awhile now and see/saw so many cute cards with them that I decided they would make some perfect tags.  Everything was coloured with Copics.
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies:
Image - My Favorite Things Jingle All the Way
Dies -  My Favorite Things Jingle All the Way die-Namics, CC Designs DIE-zyne Stitched Circles
Sentiment - You're on the nice list is from My Favorite Things Jingle All the Way stamp set; HO, HO, HO is Papertrey Ink's Tiny Treats Christmas; No Peeking and Don't Open are Papertrey ink's Friendship Jar Fillers
Misc - Stickles
Challenges:
Crimbo Crackers - Die Cuts but must be Christmas or festive related
Sassy Studio Designs - Tag, You're It
Fab n' Funky - Tag It

Friday, May 8, 2015

Cherry Blossom - Sugar Nellie

Today's inspiration card at Sugar Nellie  was made using  Funky Kits Cherry Blossom stamp. 
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
I had to go rooting through my stash for a piece of paper that would go with the image and found an SEI piece I purchased a couple years ago.... you know, back when I was hoarding my paper.  I`m much better at using it now than I was then but I still have to `force myself`sometimes.  Anyway, enough of my rambling but I did think it was a good match for the image.  I also finally used some Stampendous Multi Crystal Glitter and I like how it seems to change to different colours when the light hits it.
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:
Skin - YR31, YR000, E51, E50
Flowers - YR04, YR02, YR00
Dress_  BG11, BG70; W5, W2, W0

Supplies:
Image - Funky Kits Cherry Blossom stamp
Sentiment - Papertrey Ink Mixed Messages
Dies - My Favorite Things Flower & Leaf Trio, File Folder Edges
Paper - SEI
Challenges:
Fab N' Funky - May Flowers
Loves Rubber Stamps - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Let's Get Sentimental
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Nice to See You Petunia - Stamping Bella

I love Stamping Bella images and found this sweet little piggy which I think is the cutest little thing ever.  The image is Stamping Bella's Nice to SEE You Petunia and it just makes me smile when I see that goofy piggy with those glasses on.  I also think the sentiment is brilliant the way it is 'missing you' and literally is 'missing 'u'".
The challenge this week at Stamping Bella's Blog is a sketch and at first I thought 'what on earth will I do with this' but then it just sort of fell into place, like the sketch was made with Petunia in mind... or visa-versa.
http://stampingbella.com/blog/
Sorry for such a quickie post but it was a long day at work and I am ready to go sit in my big recliner, watch some TV and maybe nod off to sleep!
Thanks for stopping by!
Copics:
Petunia - R85, R83, R81, R00
Supplies:
Image & Sentiment - Stamping Bella's Nice to SEE You Petunia
Paper - Echo Park Reflections Fall
Dies - My Favorite Things Peek-a-Boo Chevrons, CC Designs Stitched Circles.
Challenges:
Bellarific Friday - Sketch #9
Handmade Bliss - Anything Goes but you must use a product from the Handmade Bliss shop (mine is the Samping Bella image)
A Gem of a Challenge - Spring is in the Air
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Love to Scrap - A Stitch in Time (real or faux)
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Marker Pop - Anything Goes

Friday, May 1, 2015

I Like Your Face - Sugar Nellie

Wow, hard to believe it is May 1st already and next month, half the year is done!
Today's inspiration card at Sugar Nellie  is a card I had a great time creating.  I used three of Funky Kits cute little animal digi images - the kitten is Words from the Heart, the bear is Picket Post Lane and the pup is Texting.   
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/

I even got brave and tried to do some of the fabulous doodling I see on Fiona and Faye's cards but somehow, it just looks better on theirs. 
What a silly card... it was almost like it was never meant to be because all those 'dumb' things happened with this one, even me having everything glued down to the cardstock before I realized I'd put the patterned paper down side ways.  Side ways hearts just don't look the same but it's fixed now.
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 - E37, E35, E33, E31
Kitten - E17, E15, E13, E11, E00
Pup - C5, C3, C1, C0

Supplies:
Image - Funky Kits Words from the HeartPicket Post Lane and  Texting digi
Sentiment - computer generated
Dies - Lil Inker's stitched circles, Sue Wilson Camelia
Paper - Prima
Challenges:
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Round in Circles
Scribble & Scrap - Anything Goes

Friday, April 24, 2015

Full of Grace - Sugar Nellie

It's been a busy week here... can't tell you a thing I've managed to accomplish but I know I was busy.
Today's inspiration card at Sugar Nellie  is using the Full of Grace digi image and you can find this leggy little beauty at Funky Kits
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
In case you haven't seen it, there's two DT calls going on, one at The Sugar Bowl and Sugar Nellie is looking for another member as well so if you are interested, pop on over and check it out.
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! 
Supplies:
Image - Funky Kits  Full of Grace digi
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat's Simple Sentiment
Dies - Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Triple Scallop
Misc - a sprinkle of Frantage and the pearls are from my stash

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Marry Me Bridal Shower Card

 Today was a fun day in my craft room.  I needed a bridal shower card and had this fab Marry Me digi by Saturated Canary that I always wanted to do up and now I had the perfect excuse.  It came together fairly quickly because there's not a lot of colouring involved, simply a bit of shading and a wee bit of glitter.
I love those Saturated Canary images but haven't used one for a long time so I was happy to do have a chance to do this one up.  The black and white paper may not be the ordinary wedding colours but I always think it is so dramatic and striking so I went with it.
And lastly, a little Frantage... love how that just finishes everything off!
Supplies:
Image - Saturated Canary Marry Me
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat Happy Heart Sentiment #4
Dies - the holey edge was made using the strip die from MFT Blueprints 14 - this is my favourite set of dies, it's like my 'Go To' set
Paper - Authentique
Flower - Prima's Chantel Medallion
Misc - Star Dust Stickles, Frantage
Copics:
Dress - C3, C1, C0
Hair - E59, E57, E55, E53, E51
Challenges:
Kit & Clowder - Flowers
Love to Scrap - Anything Goes
Scrapyland - Add pearls or lace (mine is the lace flower), & use a die Scrapyland sells (MFT Blueprints 14)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Loves Rubber Stamps - Add flowers
Stamp & Create - Anything Goes
Come & Get It - Things that start with 'B' (Bride)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes
Scribble & Scrap - Anything Goes