Monday, 30 June 2014

Dream Valley Challenge

Hello!

It's time for a new challenge at Dream Valley Challenges

This fortnight our theme is

Inspired by Song/Movie/Book 

Our sponsor this fortnight is Crafty Sentiments.

I've used the Crafty Sentiments footballer for my card - and my movie is Escape to Victory! I've paper pieced his shirt and the football,


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Footballer - Crafty Sentiments 
Sentiment - Marianne Designs

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Cardstock/Paper
From stash

  Tools 
Trophy Die - Marianne Designs
Hexagon Nesties
Grand Circle Nesties
Circle Nesties
Big Shot


 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by Dream Valley and see what the rest the DT have been up to. 


Saturday, 28 June 2014

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Morning all, it's Saturday and that means it's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin'. 

This week our theme is

Summer

Our sponsor this week are Hobbycutz.

You'd think Summer would be easy huh?! You have NO idea how long I spent trying to decide on an image and what to do! And look it's actually turned out to be quite a simple card and you won't believe it but when I was on my home from the cabin I had another idea. 3 hours too flamin' late!! 




Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Kiss it Betty - Simply Betty
Sentiment - LotV

 Thanks for dropping by today.  By the time you read this I will be off on my hols. We're leaving this morning to go to Derbyshire for a week and then to the lovely Cathy and Dave on the way back up. I'll be popping up with my scheduled DT posts through the week and perhaps the odd postcard or two!

Remember to drop by Sweet Stampin' and see what the rest of the Team Fi Sweeties have been up to! Perhaps you could have a go yourself, don't forget to stamp now ;)


Thursday, 26 June 2014

MAWTT Birthday Blog Hop

Hello again, please scroll down if you're looking for my Charisma DT post.

It's time for a new challenge at Moving Along With the Times but today it's a little different as it's our birthday so we have a little blog hop for you.

This week our theme is

Buttons, Bunting and Birthdays
so use one, use all three, use a combo it's up to you!

You should have arrived at me from the lovely Tammy.

Blog Hop Rules.

To be eligible for the Prizes you must visit all the blogs and collect a letter from each.  Then email Hazel at didosdesigns@yahoo.com with the word you have made with Blog Hop Word in the Subject Line.  You must send the word to us to be in with a chance of winning!!!! 


Each DT Member will announce their winner on their own blog from the comments.

My letter is hidden throughout this post. I wonder if you can see what it is?!

My card is one I made for Scott's wee pal's birthday but I thought that as it had bunting and celebrated a birthday it was a good card for today!


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

All products available from Craft World unless otherwise stated

Paper
Doodlebug

 Embellishments 
Card Candy

 Tools 
Alphabet Bunting - Tattered Lace.

Your next stop on the blog hop is the gorgeous Claire so I shall hand you over to her now!

The whole shebang just in case you get lost!



Charisma Cardz Challenge

Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge at Charisma Cardz.

This week our theme is

Show Us What Else You Can Do
(so no cards this week!!)

We're sponsored this week by All That Scraps and Kenny K.

I thought I'd show a cross stitch I did of a Lancaster Bomber! 




Remember to drop by Charisma and see what the rest the DT have been up to. 

I'll be back shortly with our MAWTT birthday blog hop!!



Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Mid Month Inspiration for Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

Morning all.

It's time for some mid month inspiration for Christmas At Sweet Stampin'

Our theme this month is 

Christmas Fairies

Our sponsor this month is Funky Kits.

I've used the gorgeous Titania for my card. I've had her for a while and she had never been inked up but now she's feeling a bit more loved and I've had another wee idea for her so I'll be sharing that soon (before I forget what it is!!)


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Titania - Funky Kits

Colouring Medium
Copics

  Embellishments 
Snowball Gems
Dewdrops
Ribbon
Glamour Dust

Dies
Snowflake Embossing Folder - Crafters Companion
Snowflake Corner - Sweet Dixie
Oval Nesties

 Thanks for dropping by today. I don't know if you've noticed the date.... 6 months to go ;) I'm off to the end of term service and come 1pm the boys will officially be on holiday.

Remember to drop by Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and see what the rest the Christmas Sweeties have been up to. 

x

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

An Apple for The Teacher

Morning all.

Well,it's almost that time of year. That time of year when I start considering drinking gin early in the morning. Yes, the school holidays are almost upon us. From 1pm tomorrow the boys will be in the house for 7 weeks. Yep. Count 'em 7 weeks!! 

Today's card is the first of the Thank You cards I have made for his teachers. It's been funny this year only having to make them for Scott's teachers and not for Craig's! 

This is the one for his favourite teacher, and I think, looks a bit like Scott - although he's holding an apple so maybe not ;) 



Stamps 
Apple for the Teacher - Sassy Cheryl (I'm not actually sure that's the name, I couldn't actually find it in the shop)
#1 - Just Rite Stamps (All Boy Set)
Sentiment - Digi Stamp Boutique

Colouring Medium 
Copics

Paper 
MME

Embellishments 
Card Candy
Glossy Accents

Tools
Pierced Rectangles Die - MFT
Fishtail Stax - MFT
Big Shot


And I can't go without sharing a photo from last night - it was the Awards Ceremony at Craig's school and he received awards for Academic Excellence in S1 and for being the Values Champion for Respect. So proud of him, it was a wonderful evening!

And Scott got his report home yesterday too, which was excellent so I am a very proud Mum!


 Thanks for dropping by today.


Monday, 23 June 2014

Love To Create Challenge

Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge at Love to Create

This week our theme is 

Use The Colours Navy, Orange, Lemon and Lime.

Our sponsors this week are Bugaboo who kindly gave the DT some images to play with.

This is a sad challenge for me, as it's my last for Love to Create. I've had an absolute blast during my time on the DT and I'd like to thank the very lovely Jackie who has said that the Love to Create family will always have a place for me *sniff*

I've used Margaret Morning People for mine. This is me.... (minus the green hair)

Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Margaret Morning People - Bugaboo

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by Love to Create and see what the rest the DT have been up to. 


Sunday, 22 June 2014

The Final Roundup.... part 2!

Morning!

After finding the last of the Father's Day cards yesterday, this is the last of the samples I made for Craft World!

It's just a wee 4x4 cross over card which I used some Kaisercraft paper with and I cut the Thanks from the Shade Tree Thanks die twice so that I could offset the kraft thanks on top of the black one. 



All supplies from Craft World unless otherwise stated

 Paper
Kaisercraft

Tools 
Shade Tree Thanks Die - Taylored Expressions
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today. We have a very busy day today - church, family fun day at the rugby club and then messy church!


Saturday, 21 June 2014

The Final Roundup - Part 1.....

Hello!

The sun is still shining here, can you believe it. The boys stop school on Wednesday so fingers crossed this continues for the next few weeks.

And so this is the last Father's Day card, I think......... I can't see any left in the folder so fingers crossed that's it!



Stamps 
Dad 2014 - Saturated Canary

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Paper
MME Chalk Talk

Embellishments
Glossy Accents

 Tools 
Pierced Rectangles - MFT
Big Shot

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Thursday, 19 June 2014

Moving Along With The Times Challenge

Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge at Moving Along With the Times.

This week our theme, chosen by Claire, is

I Do Like To Be Beside the Seaside

I wasn't sure what to go with... but in the end I was inspired by the Footprints poem.

One night I dreamed a dream.
I was walking along the beach with my Lord. 
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life. 
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one belonging to me and one to my Lord.
When the last scene of my life shot before me I looked back at the footprints in the sand there was only one set of footprints. 
I realized that this was at the lowest and saddest times of my life. 
This always bothered me and I questioned the Lord about my dilemma.
"Lord, You told me when I decided to follow You, You would walk and talk with me all the way. But I'm aware that during the most troublesome times of my life there is only one set of footprints. I just don't understand why, when I need You most, You leave me."
He whispered, "My precious child, I love you and will never leave you, never, ever, during your trials and testings. When you saw only one set of footprints, It was then that I carried you."

I've simply taken some shades of blue card and ripped them a bit and embossed them with Dvine Swirls. The sand is actually sandpaper (don't tell Andy in case he's looking for it!!)


Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Sentiment - Stampin Up
Birds - Visible Image

  Tools 
Footprint Die - Joanna Sheen

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by MAWTT and see what the rest the DT have been up to. 



Wednesday, 18 June 2014

And Another Father's Day Card

Hello

It's almost the last one but I can't share the last of them till the weekend - they're a bit like buses eh? Don't get one for years and then about 27 turn up all at once.

This is the Father's Day card I made for Scott to give to Andy and you'll note that I've given him a Barca hat but coloured in the letters for Hibs....  This is one of the Saturated Canary Dad 2014 images - the other one being a girl but not a whole lot of use in this house!



Stamps 
Dad 2014 Boy - Saturated Canary

 Colouring Medium
Copics

Embellishments 
Bakers Twine
Football brad

 Tools 
Football Boot Die - Sizzix (it may even be an Ellison design die!)
Football Embossing Folder

 Thanks for dropping by today.  Enjoy the rest of your evening

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Monkey Business

Morning!

I hope the sun is shining where you are. It is here and according to weather report this will be the hottest day of the year in Glasgow. I bet there are people coming to the Commonwealth Games looking at the weather now thinking brilliant it'll be really warm and sunny...... can I just say that part of the standard issue of a Clydesider (the volunteers for the Games) uniform is an umbrella.....

So on to today's card. This is a father's day card I was asked to make by my friend for her son to give his Dad. Now as they're part of the Cartha family I decided to give Chester a Cartha mug (and I was hoping that Logan didn't mind being depicted as a monkey).  And for the first time in a long time Copics did not have the purple I needed so I had to break out the Promarkers!! #gapinthemarketcopics




Stamps 
Chester Bubbles - Little Miss Muffet Stamps
Dad - Just Rite Stamps

 Colouring Medium
Copics
Promarkers

 Paper
Bo Bunny

Embellishments 
Dewdrops
Card Candy
Ribbon
Glossy Accents

 Tools 
Circle Nesties


 Thanks for dropping by today.


Monday, 16 June 2014

Dream Valley Challenges

Hello again!

It's time for a new challenge at Dream Valley Challenges

This fortnight our theme is

Monochrome

Our sponsor this fortnight is The Paper Shelter.

I've gone for a very simple card today. The main image stamp came free with a magazine a couple of months ago and I thought it would work perfectly for this challenge. I've used an Inkylicious sentiment stamp to go with it.



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Free Stamp set - Indigo Blu
Sentiment from Dandelion Wishes set - Inkylicious

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by Dream Valley and see what the rest the DT have been up to. 


Love to Create Challenge

Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge at Love to Create

This week our theme is 

Anything Goes


Our sponsors this week are The Stamping Chef and Flourish With a Bling.

The Stamping Chef kindly gave the DT some images and I chose Nancy Brew for mine.




Challenges I'd Like to Enter

Stamps
Nancy Brew - The Stamping Chef
Sentiment - Pink Gem Designs

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

 Embellishments 
Twill Tape

 I'll be back shortly with my Dream Valley card.

Remember to drop by Love to Create and see what the rest the DT have been up to. 


Sunday, 15 June 2014

A Feast of Father's Day Cards

Morning.

Well it's Father's Day and it's a day where I have usually sat back having made only one card (and sometimes not even that as the boys decide they want to buy one for Andy). However, this year having been asked to demo at Craft World I made lots of Father's Day cards as samples, my friend asked me to make cards for her kids to give their Dad and I also made one each for the boys to give Andy. 

So I'm starting with the samples I did for Craft World and as the week goes on I shall show you the rest of them - this could be men's week on my blog!

All supplies from Craft World unless otherwise stated.


Stamps 
Boys Will Be Boys Set - Taylored Expressions

Paper 
Doodlebug

Tools
Lattice Embossing Folder
Circle Nesties
Pierced Rectangles - MFT
Big Shot


 Stamps
Boys Will Be Boys Set - Taylored Expressions
Graphic Greetings Dad - Taylored Expressions
Ink Splats - Visible Image
Tape Measures - Kanban

  Colouring Medium 
Copics

Embellishments
Screw Brads - Woodware
 Tools

Tools
Sprockets Die - Taylored Expressions
Metal Plate Embossing Folder
Big Shot


Stamps 
Graphic Greetings Dad - Taylored Expressions

 Ink 
Versamagic Embossing Ink

Embellishments 
White Embossing Powder

Tools
Sprockets Die - Taylored Expressions
Heat Tool

I hope you like the cards, I suspect I'd have used the last one for this man. This is my Dad and it doesn't matter how much time has gone by, I still miss him!



Thanks for dropping by today.


Saturday, 14 June 2014

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Morning all, it's Saturday and that means it's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin'. 

This week our theme is

Say It With Flowers

Our sponsor this week is the Ribbon Girl.

Two cards from me today - I struggled a bit with this as I had something in my head but it just didn't quite work out. So then I made this first card at the cabin last week and then Cass reminded me of another card I had made - the second one is a  Mother's day card for someone to send to her Mum in the States, which I then adapted for a sample for Craft World.

Then when I was looking through my folder I found 2182304989* other flowery cards so you never know they may see the light of day soon too.

*actual number


Stamps
Beautiful Things - Inkylicious
Little Flower - Stampin' Up (Vintage Vogue set)

 Embellishments 
Pearls

 Tools 
Stitched Circles - Lil Inkers
Leaves - MFT
Big Shot



Challenges I'd Like to Enter

All supplies available from Craft World unless otherwise stated.

Stamps
Shade Tree Sentiments - Taylored Expressions

Paper 
G45

 Ink 
Spiced Marmalade

 Embellishments 
Jewels - Hobby House

 Tools 
Circle Die - Quickutz
Big Shot
Flower Punch - Woodware

 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by Sweet Stampin' and see what the rest of the Team Fi Sweeties have been up to! Perhaps you could have a go yourself, don't forget to stamp now ;)

PS - it all went a bit wrong for Spain last night, didn't it?! Superb game though.


Friday, 13 June 2014

Come on Spain!

Hello, how are we all doing? 

It's Friday, it's the weekend, it's a weekend nearer the summer hols and the footie is on, and the sun is trying very hard to shine again. Doesn't get any better than that.

Andy is away out with work mates for a curry and then they're watching the Spain v Netherlands match. I have pizza, pringles and sweets for the boys and I to share during the football too. Although maybe I should have gone with the curry option! 

Today's card is a birthday card I was asked to make after someone saw the card I made for our headteacher retiring in April.  I love these papers, they're from a MME pad and I really should use them more often!



Stamps 
Martini Nikki - Ladybug Crafts Ink
Sentiment - Personal Impressions

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Paper 
MME

Embellishments
Pearls 

Tools 
Romantic Rectangle Nesties (inked round the edge with Brilliance Ink)

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Thursday, 12 June 2014

Princess Vom.....

Morning!

I'm sorry this little lady has such an unflattering title but I usually call each of the cards in my folder on the laptop by the title of the stamp, I have used this Princess from Funky Kits recently so there was already a Princess there so I went with the colour of the card too.... simples!



Stamps 
Princess - Funky Kits
Sentiment - LotV

 Colouring Medium 
Copics
Wink of Stella

Paper 
LOTV

Embellishments 
Pearls

 Tools 
Grand Decorative Circle Nesties
Bow - Tattered Lace

 Thanks for dropping by today.



Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Charlotte, Samantha, Carrie or Miranda?

Morning.

Hope you're well (and dry, if yesterday's weather is anything to go by!!).

I had quite a productive day yesterday and got several of the 328434889 cards I have to make this week done. Of course, am sure there were other things I could have been doing but...... 
Charo


Stamps 
City Girl - Funky Kits

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

 Embellishments
Ribbon

 Tools 
Circle Punch and Cropadile for cutting little glittery circles
Oval Nesties
Scalloped Oval Nesties
D'Vine Swirls Embossing Folder
Big Shot
Arches PATP - Martha Stewart

I'm off to help at the school fun day today - lots of bouncy castles and stuff for them. It was postponed last week so here's hoping the weather is ok for it!!

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Monday, 9 June 2014

Love to Create Challenge

Morning all.

It's time for a new challenge at Love to Create

This week our theme is

Make it For The Kids

Our sponsor this week is LeeH Illustrations who very kindly let the DT pick images to use.

I picked this image to use (Boy With Football) and this is the birthday card I made for Scott from Andy and I. I was really chuffed when he opened it and gasped and said "It's the Barcelona colours". Phew. Job's a good 'un.




Challenges I'd Like to Enter

All products available from Craft World unless otherwise stated.

Stamps
Boy With Football - Lee H Illustrations

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

Paper
Best Creations
Doodlebug

 Embellishments 
Netting
Brads

 Tools 
Trophy Die - Marianne Designs
Silver Birch Border - Taylored Expressions
Grass Die - Taylored Expressions
Bunting Die - Taylored Expressions


 Thanks for dropping by today. 

Remember to drop by Love to Create and see what the rest the DT have been up to. 

 Susan 
x

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Seriously? How Long Does it Take To Think of a Blog Post Title?!

Still haven't thought of one!!

Hello, I hope you've had a lovely day. 

Well, I was wrong about summer, it's been chucking it down today. 

We've been at our friends' daughter's First Communion today which was lovely - although I have to say it didn't actually start raining until we were safely back in the house so that wasn't too bad!

This is the card I made for Katy. I used the Funky Kits image- A Little Bit of Gossip (the rubber stamp is sold out but the digi is available) but after seeing the lovely Susie's card I decided to remove her wings and I also masked off the flower and ladybug that she's talking to.



Stamps 

 Colouring Medium 
Copics

 Embellishments 
Flowers
Pearls

 Tools 
8x8 Daisy Patchwork Embossing Folder - Crafters Companion
Cross Die - Cottage Cutz Crafts
Bible Die - Marianne Designs
Oval Nestie
Grand Calibur

 Thanks for dropping by today.


Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Morning all, it's Saturday and that means it's time for a new challenge at   Sweet Stampin '.  This week our theme is Bingo ...