Friday, December 19, 2014

Sugar Nellie, Sugar Nellie, Sugar Nellie!

I have some very exciting news I want to share!  Sugar Nellie recently had a design team call and since this has always been a DT I've aspired to be on, I decided to throw my hat into the ring.  I was so thrilled and still am that I was asked to join the Sugar Nellie team... there were so many fabulous entries (and I do mean fabulous) and I was so lucky to have been asked if I wanted a spot.  Like really? .... of course I'd love to! (that took a nano second!)
So today's card is my first post as a Sugar Nellie design team member.  For my card, I chose to use Sundae Service from Funky Kits.  I've had this stamp for a while now and have always liked it so today is the day!  It's been many, many years since those days of serving ice cream or burgers on roller skates happened and I always loved it in the movies where those pretty pony-tailed gals wheeled around serving food.  I can barely stand up on the darn things so I've always thought roller skating was a real talent.
Also, don't forget to swing by The Sugar Bowl Challenge blog and the Sugar Nellie Facebook page for some fabulous inspiration.  Remember... there's a DT call happening at the Sugar Bowl!
Thanks for stopping by.
Copics:
Dress:  R83, R81, R000
Hair:  E57, E55, E53, E50, YR234
Skin:  E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
Supplies:
Stamps:  Sundae Service,
Sentiment:  Little Darlings Girls Rock
Paper:  Authentique Engage
Dies:  Quickutz Nested Circles, Quickutz Nested Scallops
Challenges:
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Lots of Layers
Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes
Dies R Us- Anything Goes

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Winter Sports - Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Thanks for stopping by. Christmas is nearly here and are you ready yet?  I am sort of but not really... that's a whole story it itself!
We have a new challenge over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and this month the theme is Winter Sports.  I used Saturated Canary's sweet Nikki who is ice skating.
Our sponsor is Iva Nova Chest and the challenge winner will receive a lovely prize package.



Make sure you head on over to Christmas at Sweet Stampin', check out what the rest of my teamies created with these images and then get busy making your creation to enter into the fun.  The only rule to enter the challenge is that you follow the theme and have fun with it.
Supplies:
Dies -  Verve Flag It, MFT Flower & Leaf Trio
Sentiment - PTI Mega Mixed Messages
Paper - Maja Design
Challenges:
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Dies R Us - Winter Wonderland
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Snowy Days
Stamping Sensations - Winter Wonderland

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Challenge at the Sugar Bowl!

Well, November is nearly done and like everyone else, I'm wondering how this year sped by so quickly.  It will soon be Christmas and then we will be into 2015!
Time for a new challenge at Sugar Nellie's Sugar Bowl Challenge Blog and as always, the theme is Anything Goes.  To enter the challenge, you have to follow three simple rules:   You must follow the challenge theme,  your entry must include a Sugar Nellie image and finally, you  must link your project to The Sugar Bowl.  The first place winner will receive a prize of 4 SN digis with the second prize of 2 digis.
For my card, I've used the Furry Friends image which I just love.  I've used this one a couple times before and it's still one of my favourites but if you want the stamp, you will have to hurry because it is on the list of images about to retire.  Once it's gone, it's gone...
Copic Colours:
Coat, mitts:  BG15, BG13, BG11
Fur:  BG11, BG10
Bear:  C5, C4, C2, C00
Supplies:
Stamps:  Funky Kits Furry Friends, PTI Tiny Tags
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Doily Die (I cut some of the edges off with a circle die to give it the notched look, PTI Tiny Tags
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sugar Nellie Design Team Call

Have you seen this?  Sugar Nellie is having a design team call and you can find all the detail here.
http://sugarnellie.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/dt-call.html


 Funky Kits is the home to all Sugar Nellie rubber and digi  stamps and they are looking for some new DT members.  In case you have not tried them before, these are quality rubber stamps which stamp crisp and clean every time.  I also really like the range of digital images available... so many cute little fairies and animals that I don't have and need. 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Christmas Postie

Time for a new challenge at All Dressed Up and in case you haven't heard, our challenges will now always have the theme of Anything Goes. Occasionally there might be a twist but it will always be Anything Goes.
For my card, I used one of the little gals from the Christmas Postie.
You know how sometimes you have a card which seems like it was just never meand to be?  That's what happened with this and for the life of me, I don't know why it was such a struggle but by the time I got it finished and saw the Frantage spots on the cat, I just gave up.  You can add only so many snowflakes and sentiments to cover up mistakes and I didn't think the kitten would look great with a big snowflake plastered over his face!  It took me three days to get this card done... I couldn't seem to concentrate and then when the mess-ups started to happen, my interest really started to falter.  If it hadn't been coloured, it would have hit the garage.  So funny because now when I look at it, I can't remember all the boo-boos except for the big brown streak under the sentiment but it's covered nicely.
Be sure to head on over to All Dressed up blog to check out the rest of the team's creations, and maybe enter the Anything Goes challenge while you are there and the only requirement is that you use an All Dressed Up image.
Don't forget to stop by our Facebook Group to keep up to date with all the latest All Dressed Up news, and chat to fellow crafters.
Have a great week!
Supplies:
Image - All Dressed Up Christmas Postie
Sentiment - Bizzy Bec's Circular Sentiments (a freebie)
Dies - Impression Obsession, Joy Craft
Misc - Shabby Blue Frantage, Stickles, Enamel Dots
Challenges:
Animal Friends - It's Cold (must have an animal)
Die Cut Divas - Holiday Card with a Die Cut
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Christmas is Coming
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Holly Jolly Christmas - Pick one... mine is red, green, white

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Snow People... BRRRRR..!

Thanks for stopping by and welcome to my new followers.
We have a new challenge over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and this month the theme is Snow People.  Now I know our theme is always Christmas or winter related but really, today's post is making me wonder where the time has gone. It's only 6 weeks until Christmas is here... when did this happen, did I doze off or what?  Anyway, onto some information about the challenge.  As I said, the theme is snow people so this gave the perfect opportunity to use this fab image I found over at Sassy Cheryl's.  It's called Flurry of Fun and I just love it.  The set comes with other pieces like a bird, birdhouse but I thought this little snowguy would be fun to use.
Make sure you head on over to Christmas at Sweet Stampin', check out what the rest of my teamies created with and then get busy making your creation to enter into the fun or maybe you already have some of those holiday cards ready which will fit the theme..  The only rule to enter the challenge is that you follow the theme and with Christmas coming and us getting into holiday card mode, it's an easy challenge to enter.
Supplies:
Image & Sentiment - Sassy Cheryl's Flurry of Fun
Embellishments - Frantage, Make it Crafty Chipboard, Stickles, Copic Multi-liner
Challenges:
Sassy Cheryl's - Anything Goes
Digi Choosday - CAS
Sparkle n' Sprinkle - Anything Goes as long as you use glitter, embossing powder or flocking
Jingle Belles - The Great Outdoors
Winter Wonderland - Frosty the Snowman

Friday, November 7, 2014

I Love My Teddy and a Design Team Call!

It is new release time at All Dressed Up, and we have four cute images for you for this month's launch so be sure to head on over to the Shop and check them out.
   


All Dressed up is looking for a few more members to join our fabulously friendly team so we are having a design team call.  You will be required to post two project per month onto our DT blog, one project with our newly released images and one for a challenge. As well as this you will be required to comment on your given numbers for any entrants into our Dressy challenges and be an active member of our Facebook Group.  In return you will receive a fantastic digi starter pack and of course all of the new releases each month.  The term will run from beginning of January until the end of March 2015.  Sound like something that would interest you? If you are, please head on over to the challenge blog for more details.
 For my I've have used the cute I Love My Teddy image and coloured it with Copic markers and added the lettering in Word with the Horseshoes & Lemonade Font. The bow die is Memory Box's Corner bow and the little gems are Prima Crystals.
Don't forget our current Challenge. The theme is always Anything goes and you still have time to enter your project! Also be sure to stop by our Facebook Group to share your All Dressed Up creations & chat to fellow crafters plus keep an eye out for more inspiration from the rest of The Dressy Girls throughout the month.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
Challenges:
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Scrapyland - Anything Goes but must use a die Scrapyland sells

Thursday, October 30, 2014

New Challenge at the Sugar Bowl!


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are well.  It looks like fall here, in fact we had a skiff of snow earlier this week.  The leaves are off the trees and of course pile up in the grass... just waiting for winter, I guess!
Today is the day for a new challenge to begin at Sugar Nellie's Sugar Bowl Challenge Blog and to enter the challenge, there's three simple rules:   You must follow the challenge theme (it's always Anything Goes so that is Easy Peasy, right?),  your entry must include a Sugar Nellie image and finally, you  must link your project to The Sugar Bowl.  The first place winner will receive a prize of 4 SN digis with the second prize of 2 digis.
For my card, I used Love Letters 2 which you can purchase as a digital image over at Funky Kits but be prepared... there's a lot of great images and you probably aren't going to be able to stop at just one.  
Then, for even more inspiration, head on over to the Sugar Nellie Inspiration Blog and there's more to be seen on the Facebook Fan Page.
Supplies:
Image:  Funky Kits Love Letters 2
Sentiment:  Create with TLC Valentine Subway art from the I Love You set
Paper:  PInk Paislee Indigo Blue
Challenges:
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers - Die cuts or punches
MarkerPop - Anything Goes

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Little Christmas Girl - All Dressed Up

Time for a new challenge at All Dressed Up and in case you haven't heard, our challenges will now always have the theme of Anything Goes. Occasionally there might be a twist but it will always be Anything Goes.
For my card, I used one of the little gals from the Little Christmas Girl set. These little girls are so cute and can be either used individually or all together and they are cute, cute, cute! The sketch is one I found on Sweet Sunday Sketch, liked it and used it for this project.
Be sure to head on over to All Dressed up blog to check out the rest of the team's creations, and maybe enter the Anything Goes challenge while you are there and the only requirement is that you use an All Dressed Up image.
Don't forget to stop by our Facebook Group to keep up to date with all the latest All Dressed Up news, and chat to fellow crafters plus we have a Pinterest Brag Board where you can find lots of inspiration.
Supplies:
Image - All Dressed Up's Little Christmas Girl
Sentiment - Papertreyink's Tiny Tags
Paper - My Mind's Eye All is Bright
Dies - Papertreyink's Tiny Tags, Impression Obsession's Snowflake Die Set
Embellies - Stickles, Frantage and Pearls & Bells from my stash
Challenges:
Fab n' Funky - Christmas with an optional twist of bags, boxes, tags
A Random Fan - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Christmas

Monday, October 13, 2014

Happy Birthday

Thanks for stopping by and welcome my new followers!
Today's card is one I made for my daughter-in- law's birthday.  It worked up really quickly because it was a matter of adding the image and sentiment to the document and once it was printed, it didn't take long to colour.  The sentiment is an Audrey Hepburn quote I found a long time ago and I love it.  The image is from A Day for Daisies and this one is Flower Maiden 2.  Have a great week!
Challenges:
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes
Anything Goes with a Twist - Anything Goes (the twist is female)
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Sweet 7 Challenge - Sassy & Girly