Thursday, 24 April 2014

A little bit of sugar

Good morning blogworld

I'm am so super happy to be doing this post - you really cannot guess how happy I am!

I had an email from the lovely Fi awhile ago who asked if I would like a Guest Design Team spot at The Sugar Bowl for this month's challenge. It took me all of 3 nano seconds to say yes - I was even polite and didn't bite her hand off!

I've loved Sugar Nellie stamps for years - some of the very first stamps I brought were from them (Simon and Lola range, still got them and still think the little adoption certificate sheet is just so darn cute).  I was also spotlighted once, which made my day. But being asked to Guest is the icing on the cake and I'm so pleased that Fi asked me - so thank you Fi you really made my day / week / month / year!

So now that I've stopped gushing I'll get down to business!  The theme for this month's challenge is 'April showers bring May flowers' - and you must use a Sugar Nellie image on your project to enter the challenge.

I was very kindly allowed to pick a digi and this is what I made with it:

Front shot:

Her close up:

I used:

Digital stamp:
Sugar Nellie stamp: Return to Fairy Glenn release - A Little bit of gossip
coloured with my Copics

Memory Box - border and flourish (which I've chopped up)
Die-namics - for the corner

K & Company - Classic K Bailey

Anything else?
Fabric flowers and brad - from my stuff
Craftwork Cards - sentiment
Stickles glitter glue

I'm still experimenting with the colouring, hence the weird nose on her face (remind anyone of the Beauty and the Beast show from the 90s?) but at least I'm trying!  I'm seriously considering enrolling on one of Alyce from Kit and Clowder's colouring classes - but as always it's finding the time!  Oh, and persuading hubby to part with the money!!

So there you go - my little bit of happy today!  Hope that you love Sugar as much as I do and that I'll see you in the challenge.  Otherwise I will be back soon with another card.  Oh and one day soon I will no doubt get caught up with commenting (yeah, who am I kidding!!!).



Tuesday, 22 April 2014

It's all white

Good morning blogworld

Ha, my jokes just get better and better don't they!  No don't answer that - really don't!!

So I'm slightly stunned today as school is back and I had to get up at 6.20 and out the house, with SWMbO in tow of course, by 8.05.  We almost did it, we made it out by 8.15!

And now the house is very quiet - apart from hubby has a new computer and I'm blocking my ears to the air turning blue.  Although he is entitled to have a new comp - he had a version of Windows that is no longer being supported so the old comp must be at least 14 years old.

Anyways, waffle, waffle, waffle - you know me!

The real reason for me being here is that I'm still guesting over at Papertake Weekly and this week the challenge is 'White plus 1' so all we want you to do is to use white as your base colour and then use one more colour as well.

This can be different shades of your chosen colour and it doesn't include hair and skin if you are using images. 

There is a fabulous prize on offer and, as always, wonderful inspiration from the Design Team.

This is my effort:

Front shot:

Her close up:

I used:

Rubber stamp:
Kanban: Urban Belles - Birthday
coloured with my ProMarkers


Anything else:
Embossing folders
Yellow card
Craftwork Cards - sentiment
Wild Orchid Crafts - flowers
3d gloss on the buttons on the image

I'm not entirely sure about the colouring of this one.  I like the hair, but the face and white, hmmmm.  But the good news is that I'm trying to be adventurous and try new things - like the face and colouring white.  More practice required??

Righty ho, I'm away again, but I will be back soon.  


A challenge, or two:

Crafting when we can: Challenge 67 - Ribbon/Twine/Washi Tape - mine is ribbon

Crafting from the heart: Challenge 15

The Craft Bloggers Network: Die cuts or embossing

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Everything's happy!

Good morning blogworld,

I'm seriously behind with commenting now - and I probably won't catch up until the daughter goes back to school next week.  So apologies all round for neglecting everyone, promise it's nothing personal!

So with that apology out of the way, here's my card for the new challenge over at MAWTT - the challenge, set this week by our lovely Teamie Judith, is to have the word 'happy' on your project'.

As I'm strapped for time right now - I went the easy route chose 'Happy Birthday' and made a very simple card.

Here you go:
Front shot:

Her close up:

I used:

Digi Stamp:
Little Miss Mufet - Sugar'n Spice Dolls Pepermint
coloured with my Copics

Papermania - Happy Birthday (green spots)

Well that's it folks apart from to say hope you all have a lovely Easter and see you next week.


Ahhh, and the jigsaw hunt went very well - we had a grand haul of 6 jigsaws and 4 games all for less than 10 squid!  Not bad, eh!

A challenge, or two:

Sketch Saturday: Week #305