Friday, August 28, 2015

Fashionista - Sugar Nellie

Seriously guys, where did August go?  It's like you blink and zoom, it's gone!  We've had a great summer though and I do like seeing the pretty colours when the leaves begin to change.  The coming of winter is a whole different story and I can moan and groan about that for hours.  It's good crafting time though, isn't it?  You don't have to feel guilty for turning up the furnace and pitting in for some good paper crafting time.

Today's card is for my Friday inspiration post at Sugar Nellie and I am using Funky Kit's Fashionista digi  image by Saturated Canary.  It was a fairly easy card to do once I found a sketch.  Can't remember where this came from, just that I found it on Pinterest.
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:
Dress - BG75, BG72, GC70
Shirt - Y26, Y23, Y21
Pants - E37, E35, E33, E31
Hair - E49, E47, E43, E41
Hair - E44, E43. E40, YR31, YR30
Supplies:
Image -  Funky Kit's Fashionista digi image
Dies - MFT Flower & Leaf Trio
Paper - My Mind's Eye Portobello Road

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Christmas Trees

Well, it's time to pick up the pace and get those Christmas cards rolling out.  This is a very quick and simple card which is super easy to do.  I used the Sheena Douglass Snowfall embossing folder (love that folder!) and cut the lower edge using a Martha Stewart Punch.  I ran some kraft through the crimper and another piece through a Stampin' Up embossing folder (sorry, I don't know the name of it because I don't have the packaging anymore).  The NOEL die is FRA-DIE-09629 from Frantic Stamper's August release.  Finally, a bit of twine and some pearls and it's finished.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Braver, Stronger, Smarter - Sugar Nellie

Another Happy Friday and wow, aren't they just speeding along so quickly?  I am with my Friday DT card for Sugar Nellie.   For today's card, I used one of the images from the super cute Wellington Bear set available at the Funky Kits store.
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
The sentiment is a Christopher Robin quote which I printed up on the computer using a Simply Glamorous and Underwood Champion fonts.  This image generates some mixed emotions for me... I love it but couple with the sentiment, it makes me stop and think and actually feel a little sad.  It is totally not what I intended when I created the card but it is how it makes me feel but I hope it would make a good encouragement or 'go for it' card for someone special. 
There's always plenty going on over at Sugar Nellie so pop back in 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, E51
Jumper - b99, B97, B95, B93, B91, B00
Supplies:
Image - Funky Kits Wellington Bear
Sentiment - Computer generated
Challenges:
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - use a sentiment
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Sister Act - #120 Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Wonderful Wednesdays - Anything Goes

Thursday, August 20, 2015

You Are Awesome - Frantic Stamper

Today I'd like to share some 'awesome' news with you.  I have been invited to guest design with Frantic Stamper for the next three months.  What a thrill that is because her shop has some great product and very cool dies.  This card is a little different for me because there is no Copics and not a drop of colouring but I am happy with it and it worked up quickly.
To begin with, I used the computer to generate the words 'you are' using the Mom's Typewriter font.  Then I cut a simple circle from my patterned paper and began layering cardstock with black, cream, dark grey and finally gluing down the designer paper.
I cut 'awesome' out twice, once on black card stock and then again with the cream, layering them together and gluing them down to the card front.  To finish it off, I added some of the Finnabair Star Mechanicals.
That's it... easy, peasy, right?  Plus it's a card which would be suitable for several occasions.

Supplies:
Dies - Frantic Stamper FRA-Die-09353
Misc - Finnabair Mechanicals

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Elf Made Magic - Sugar Nellie Shaker Card

Well, I finally did it... I made my first shaker card and am actually quite happy with it but there was a few times when I wasn't so sure I'd finish it.  First off, I'd bought my fun foam and acetate awhile back, put it in a 'safe' place and then spent some time looking for it.  Sheesh... it was right where I'd put it!  I thought maybe that same little wretch who stole my glue eraser had come back for more supplies.  First mistake was thinking I'd bought acetate but nope, when I opened the package, it was vellum and of course that isn't what I wanted to use.  Lucky for me, I had a couple sheets of the acetate which is good but I now have 25 sheets of frosty vellum... hahhahahah... not sure what I should do with that!
After deciding on the image I wanted to use, I head on over to my Silhouette and that thing just frustrates me to no end.  Two hours later and a massive pile of scrap paper, I did end up with a nice little cut out image.  This is my own fault though... if I used that machine more, I'd get along with it better but usually I give it a couple of glares and march right by.  And finally... as I sit here looking at this picture, her wand is covering part of the sentiment.  Brother... it is far too late now to move it without having the paper tear so it is where it is.  If you look at it from just the right angle, you can see what it says...
Anyway, after all my rambling and whining, I'm also about to tell you that this card is my Friday post for Sugar Nellie and I've used the Elf Made Magic digi image.  These little fairies in the shop are always a favourite of mine.
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
There's always plenty going on over at Sugar Nellie so pop back in 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:
Hat & Jacket - BG75, BG72, BG70
Dress - W7, W5, W3, W0
Scarf & Socks - E57, E55, E53, E50
Supplies:
Image - Funky Kits Elf Made Magic digi
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat's Snowy Days Sentiment
Paper -Maja Designs
Misc - Sheena Douglass Snowfall embossing folder, Sequins are a mix of Taylored Expressions Build a Scene #TESEQ107 and Simon Says Stamp Assorted Moonshine ASMS37, Stickles
Challenges:
Merry Monday Christmas Challenge - Pastels
Simply Papercraft - #11 Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments - Fairies + sentiment
Cute Card Thursday - #386 Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times - Snow in Summertime
Fab n' Funky - Things with Wings


Belinda & Bernadette - Stampingbella

Hi there and thanks for stopping by.  Today's card is using one of Stampingbella's Uptown Girls called Belinda & Bernadette Bench Buddies and I decided to have a play in the Bellariffic Friday Challenge.  This week's theme is a sketch:
http://stampingbella.com/blog/
That takes all the work out of designing a card... I love working with sketches and it simplifies everything for me.  There's also some sneak peeks going on and the DT is showcasing some of the soon to be released stamps.
You know, about two weeks ago, some horrid little wretch sneaked into my craft room sometime during the night and stole my glue eraser.  I hadn't realized how much I use that thing to get those little glue gobs off but I really, really miss it.  I have searched this room three or four times and cannot find it so that's how I came to the conclusion that some little troll stole it.  I have another on order... well, two actually so this never happens again but they haven't arrived yet.  Hopefully it will be soon!

Copics 
Shirts - W7, W5, W3, W1; R85, R83, R81, R00
Skirt & Jeans - YR24, YR21, YR14, YT00; B99, B97, B95, B91
Curly Hair - YR31, YR24,E19, E15, E47
Pony Tail - E47, E44, E43, E41
Bench - E47, E44, E35, E31
Supplies:
Image & Sentiment - Belinda & Bernadette Bench Buddies
Dies - CC Designs Stitched Circles, MFT Flower & Leaf Trio
Paper - Maja Designs
Misc - Stampin' Up ribbon
Challenges:
Bellariffic Friday  - Sketch

Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything goes with a twist... use a butterfly
The ABC Challenge - O is for Open (anything goes)
Stamp & Create - One for the Girls

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Penguins or Polar Bears - Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Finally, a chance to use this Whippersnapper stamp I've had in the box 'curing' for about 4 years now.
It's time for a new challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and the theme for this month is 'Penguins or Polar Bears' so A Hug for Ike was perfect for it. 
This month, we are sponsored by Sweet Pea Stamps who is generously  the prize  to some lucky winner.

http://www.sweetpeastamps.com/

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 -  A Hug for Ike
Sentiment - Paper Smooches Swanky Snowdudes
Dies - MFT First Place Ribbon, Marianne Craftables CR1248, Impression Obsession Snowflake Die Set
Paper - Kaiser Kraft Little Toot
Misc - Star Dust Stickles, Frantage
Challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - Animals or Birds
ABC Christmas - Polka Dots
Holly Jolly Christmas - Feathered Friends
Fab n ' Funky - Things with wings

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Oriental Ladies 1 - Sugar Nellie

Happy Friday to you and here I am with my Friday post for Sugar Nellie.   Today's card uses Funky Kit's Oriental Ladies 1 digi image and I just love these sweet ladies.  I am quite happy with how her hair turned out... black hair always stresses me a bit but I am ok with this.
http://www.funkykits.co.uk/catalog/
There's always plenty going on over at Sugar Nellie so pop back in 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:
Hair - C10, C7, C5, C3, C1
Skin - E51, E21m E00m R20
Supplies:
Image - Funky Kits Oriental Ladies 1
Sentiment - Penny Black's Snippets
Paper - SEI
Misc -Martha Stewart border die, Stickles
Challenges:
Crafting by Designs - Windows
Marker Pop - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes

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