Saturday, 25 June 2016

Build a little birdhouse in your soul...

Good Morning lovely friends
Happy Saturday!

We have a new challenge starting today at
and it is
anything but a card...

and wowzers - my Gemster teamies have created some amazing projects to inspire you for this challenge!

The prize for the lucky winner is 

2 Individual Digi images OR 2 Card Topper Kits OR one of each
(no sets or sentiment sets) 
of the winners choice from 
A random dash into Poundland saved the day for me with this project!

I popped in for something else and left with a wooden birdhouse ornament from the gardening section! - which cost not surprisingly a pound - bargain!

I covered the house with some of Janet's beautiful digi papers from the 
Baby Girl Bears collection and added some birds coloured with Copics from the super cute

I used some die cuts to add detail along with some flowers from

Finally I found the perfect embellishment from my stash - a rusty heart and some wire.

...and here we are, something completely different from me...yay for Poundland!
...and - if my blog post title sounds vaguely familiar have a peek at this wonderful you tube video - Build a little birdhouse in your soul by They Might Be Giants.  I guarantee you will smile and tap your feet!
Ingredients
Wooden Birdhouse from Poundland 
 Pink Gem Designs Baby Girl Bears digi paper collection 
Make it Colour Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Copic Markers (R81, 83, 85 B91, 93, 95)
Matt Multi Medium by Claudia Helmuth
Spellbinders Scalloped Circle and Fancy Border Dies
Flowers from The Ribbon Girl and Anna Marie Designs
Cold Glue Gun
Rusty heart and wire from my trinket box
Thank you for visiting...

Happy Crafting...

and remember to pop straight to

to look at the lovely DT Creations there.
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. 







Thursday, 23 June 2016

Wonderful Winnie...

Good Morning lovely friends

Happy Thursday!

Whilst you read this I will be having the scrummiest of days with my lovely friends
   Kat and Annette...
Tea, cake and crafting - dream time!

We have a new challenge starting today at
and it is
Lace

Our sponsor this time is fabulous 
with a wonderful $12 for the lucky winner.
I have used - for the first time ever - two gorgeous digi's by 
Polkadoodles from the Winnie - Sugar Sprinkles Springtime Collection.
I used the png digi's 
and 

I have just discovered png files and I love them!  You can use more than one in a design and they are really easy to position.  

For my card I cropped and flipped the images to create an image of both Winnie's with their heads together.  (Listen to me sounding like I know what I'm talking about)!  I use Powerpoint for this wizardry and it is really easy! (It needs to be)!

I coloured the image with Copics and went for a very simple layout using some retired papers from Lili of the Valley .  Finally I added a doodled border and some lace.

...and here we are...two super cute Winnies...love them a lot!
Ingredients
Polkadoodles digital images from the Winnie - Sugar Sprinkles Springtime Collection.
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Copic Markers
Copic Multi liner
Lace from my trinket box
Papers from Lili of the Valley (retired)
Collall All Purpose Glue
Inks Used
Copics - 
Hair E77, E74, E71, E70, and E30, E33, E35, E37
Skin BV23, E11, E00, E000 and R11, R00, E50, R20
Bows and clothes R81, R83, R85, and RV55, RV66, RV17, RV19
Flowers - same pinks as above
Leaves YG01, YG23, YG25
Thank you for visiting...
Happy Crafting...

...and remember to pop straight to 

to look at the other lovely DT Creations and join in the fun.

from Sue...xxx

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



Wednesday, 22 June 2016

M is for Mice...squeeeeeeeeak!

Good Morning lovely friends

we have a new challenge starting today at 
and it is M is for Mice

and what's more, I am hosting this fabulous challenge - I could n't resist this one!
tanglemouse left in charge of the mouse house!  
What could possibly go wrong (-;
Our sponsor this time is 
with a stamp set and a 6 x 6 paper pad of the lucky winner's choice.

Now, you wont be surprised to learn that I adore anything mousey!
Oh boy did I struggle to pick an image for this wonderful challenge!

Eventually, after a selection process Simon Cowell would be proud of, I chose the beautiful  stamp by Penny Black - Caroling Trio from the Slapstick collection.

I coloured these cute meeces with Copics and set them on a simple background of papers from Pink Paislee - City Sidewalks collection.

The sentiment is from A Stamping Bella Stamp (Nachodeer).

Finally, I added a little glittery silver snowflake.

...and here we are, a Caroling Trio who are almost too cute...fa la la la laaaaa, la, la, la laaaaa..
Ingredients
Penny Black Stamp - Caroling Trio from the Slapstick collection.
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Copic Markers
Sentiment from Stamping Bella's Nachodeer
Papers by Pink Paislee - City Sidewalks Collection
Sweet Dixie Snowflake Dies
Silver Glitter Card from my stash (probably from Hobbycraft)
Collall All Purpose Glue
Inks Used
Memento Ink Pad in Tuxedo Black
Copics - 
Meeces E50, E53, E57, E23, E25, E27
Clothes R59, R46, R27, R24
Lantern W1, W3, W5, Y11, Y15, YR15, YR23
Ground W0, W1, W3, W5
Background B45, B91, B21, B41, Blender refill and a little piece of towelling.


Thank you for visiting...

Happy Crafting...

and remember to pop straight to ABC Christmas Challenge 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. 




Thursday, 9 June 2016

Well hello cupcake!...

Happy Thursday lovely friends.

We have a new challenge starting today at
and it is a photo inspiration challenge
 Scrummy!
What a fabulous set of sweet options for you to choose from for your gorgeous creations.

The prize for the lucky winner this time is 
a £10 gift voucher from
those lovely ladies Mary and Andrea at
For my card today I have used the gorgeous La La Land digi stamp
I coloured her with Copics and sat her on a pink starry background with a delicious sentiment from Little Miss Muffet Stamps

I finished the card off by setting it on a piece of pink pearlescent card.

...and here we are - Super Cupcake Marci - must get me some goggles like that!
Ingredients
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Copic Markers
Pink Starry Card by Pink Petticoat (Sadly now closed)
Pink Pearlescent Card from my stash (Bazzill though I think)
Collall All Purpose Glue
Stix 2 Foam Pads
Inks Used
Skin E04, E11, E01, E000
Hair W0, W1, T3, R81, R83, R85
Super Hero Outfit! B37, B34, B23, B21, T5, RV29, RV25, RV23, RV21
Thank you for visiting...
Happy Crafting...

...and remember to pop straight to 

to look at the other lovely DT Creations and join in the fun.

from Sue...xxx

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

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

L is for Last Minute!

Good morning lovely friends,

Phew what a scorcher we have had here for the last few days - hope you have all managed to keep your cool! (-:

I want to apologise to you all for not getting round your lovely blogs recently.  Life has been really busy this month.  My youngest has come home from Uni and I had obviously forgotten how much work boys are!  

Plus, we have a big fundraising 'Open Village' event for our church every two years and it takes up an enormous amount of time.  It was last weekend.  The weather was a massive bonus and we had a fabulous time but I am still trying to recover - I look like a very hot and tired tomato! 

We have a new challenge today at ABC Christmas Challenge and it is 
Anything beginning with L
(Anything Christmas that is)!

What a fab challenge, there are so many fun Christmas things begin with L
Lantern, Lamp, Lights, Laughter, Logs, Lapland, Ladies dancing, Lords a leaping, Love, Late night shopping, Leftovers - go for it peeps! I bet you can come up with some really clever Christmas L's! 

Our sponsor this time is wonderful
Krista Heij Barber
and the lucky winner will be able to choose three images from Krista's lovely etsy store

I have tried something a little different for this card.

I decided that in my Christmas world L was for Last Minute! 

I thought this elegant gent looked like he was in a rush so I created a distress Ink background, stamped him onto it and added some snow...

Simples eh! errrrr not!

I might run a competition for you all to guess how many times the background got crumpled up in the corner!

I got there in the end...and let's hope this lovely gent gets to his Christmas Party too!
Ingredients
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Deco Christmas Stamp Set
Stazon Ink Pad in Black
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads
Ranger Cut 'n' Dry Foam Pad
Frantage Chunky White Embossing Enamel
Black Card Stock
Collall All Purpose Glue
Inks Used
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads in
Seedless Preserves
Festive Berries
Spiced Marmalade
Fossilised Amber

Thank you for visiting...

Happy Crafting...

and remember to pop straight to ABC Christmas Challenge 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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