Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Cooking it up with Katie DT card - challenge #22

Hello all sorry for the late post - had a busy day with the boys (4 yrs & 21 Months) and I am shattered ! I've just enough energy to post my DT card for Cooking it up with Katie then I'm off for an early night !!

This week, challenge #22, Katie's recipe is this;


The design team all got to choose a fab digi stamp from Fairy Knoll mine is called Flora isn't she pretty ? x

I have used a cloud background paper (think it's an old papermania but only had a scrap left - just enough !) and the floral was from the same paper stack I believe.

I coloured the image with pencils and added stickles to trims of her dress and her wings, I also added glossy accents to her wings over the stickles for a glittery and shiny finish - I love the extra bling !
I diecut the image with my nesties and chalked the background of my image while still in the die.

I added a ribbon and bow with some pink stitched ribbon and made a sentiment banner with some stamped stitching and a stamp from a kelly panacci set.
The flowers are from prima, I inked them to match the colours of my card and added buttons to the centres. My buttons are clear buttons which I coloured using my copics for a subtle colour - I really like the result.

I hope you like my card and I hope you will come and join us over at Cooking it up with Katie for our 22nd challenge x

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges;

Crafty Calender - Summer
Stamp Something - Something digital
Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - Stitching (sentiment banner & ribbon)
Crafty Creations Challenges - Happy or sweet (I think this digi is both !)
One Stitch At A Time - Digi madness

Thanks for looking and for all your feedback x
(((hugs))) Suzie xx

Creative cottage Challenge # 19 Touchy feely

Good morning to y'all hope you are well and that you have got sunshine where you are - It's scorching here and we've seen no rain although plenty has been promised from the weather man !

So it is wednesday and of course that means that it is time for the Creative cottage challenge. This week was the very talented Becky's choice and she has chosen the theme "touchy feely" and wants to see lots of texture on your cards.

I quite enjoyed this one and went out of my comfort zone to create a new card shape (new for me - that is) there is a fab tutorial here if you want to try one.
I have used papers from the creative cottage kits Sunny days and Summer mornings paper packs for my card which I embossed with my cuttlebug swiss dots folder and my bigshot and inked the edges with some brown ink for a worn grungy look and added some rafia and stickles for more texture.

It was actually a very simple card to make as all you need is a few extra embelishments (these are from the Daisy chain farm kit) once the paper is on and a sentiment or two and bobs your uncle !

I hope you like it - pop over to the Creative cottage challenge blog to see the other fab DT creations and get loads more inspiration.

Thanks for looking and leaving comments, I love to read your feedback x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;

The ABC Challenge - Zig zag card

((hugs)) Suzie xx

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

My 1st DT card for Cooking It Up With Katie challenge # 21

Yay the day is finally here - the day to show you my 1st DT creation for Cooking it up with Katie.

This weeks recipe is

Pick a sketch challenge from another blog (make sure the sketch is still open when you post your entry)
Use some Yellow
Do a little stitching (real or faux)

Our sponser this week is the lovely Melissa from Meljens Designs and she has, very kindly, donated 4, yes 4, images for the winner of this fortnights recipe challenge.

So onto my creation I have used the sketch over at Creatilicious Challenges as seen below

Isn't it a lovely sketch I'm quite sure that I will use this one again.

My DP is from October afternoon - a double sided sheet. Love it when I can do this saves so much time and effort matching papers and trying to co-ordinate them and although I love to spend hours looking through my papers sometimes this can take longer than actually making my card !

I hand stitched the border (that's why it's wobbly !) but I do like the look and it is, I think worth the effort.
The flourish is a sizzix die cut on my bigshot and the buttons are from stash. The curly wire is from a faux flower (the stem) and I just wound it round the pointy end of my piercing tool to make the twirls.

That gorgeous flower is, of course, Prima - one which I won from a blog hop I participated in a while ago.

Of course the star of the card is that super summery image from Meljen Designs - isn't it absolutely gorgeous - I love sunflowers x
You can purchase Meljens designs from Whimsy Stamps - there are loads and loads to choose from you will def be spoilt for choice !

I hope you'll stop by at Cooking it up with Katie and see all the other DT's fab creations and that you'll also play along with us - I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs to see your creations x

I would like to add this card to the following challenges :

Creatilicious Challenges - sketch

One Stitch At A Time - Ribbon, lace or a bow
Creative Card Crew - Die cuts
By The Cute And Girly - Warm summer days
Dare U 2 Digi - Great Outdoors

Thanks for stopping by and for all your comments - they make me feel all warm and fuzzy !!

((hugs)) Suzie xx

Creative cottage Challenge # 18 - NO CARDS ALLOWED

Good Wednesday morning to ya - I hope you are well today.

I am here this morning to show my DT project for this weeks creative cottage challenge, which this week is Tracy's choice.
She, rather wickedly, chose no cards allowed - which I always struggle with !

After hours (and hours) of um-ing and ah-ing I finally decided on a little cupcake box and used this months totally gorgeous freebie from the creative cottage and although I struggled too decide what to make I am quite pleased with the result and I might just go and buy myself a cupcake and give the gift box to myself !!

I do hope you like it and that you will join us for the challenge - can't wait to come see your creations x

((hugs)) Suzie

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Fab week, fab news and fab weather !!!!

Hello everyone I hope you are all well.No card today - check back tomorrow - but I was having withdrawal symptoms from my blogging buddies so thought I'd nip on and let you all know that I am still alive !!

Last week a nasty sickness bug swept the family and it really knocked us for 6. We are now all feeling better and I am full swing into a fab new week with loads of fun things to look forward to.

Tomorrow, wednesday, is another amazing Creative cottage challenge and also it is my 1st challenge as a DT member for Cooking it up with Katie !!!!!!!!!

I am very proud to be picked as one of katies team and soooo excited to get stuck in.
The challenge blog is currently a bi-weekly but is soon changing to a weekly challenge so stay posted.
I do hope you will pop back tomorrow to see both my new DT challenge creations and also that you will join in with us too x

On Thursday I am off - hat and all - to Ladies day at Newmarket with the girls so keep your fingers crossed for some winners for me. I look forward to this child free day all year, we have such fun - even if we don't win and end up comsuming way too much pimms and champers. So even if I pop on Friday I may be a bit bleary eyed !!

Last but most certainly not least I thought I'd add this picture of my F.A.B (fast and boisterous) son Issac (age 4) ,proud as punch, with the carrots he grew himself in the garden - somedays they drive me crazy (um everyday actually !!) but I do realise how lucky we are to have them in our lives.

I hope you all have a fun week too. Don't forget to check back tomorrow x

((hugs)) Suzie xx

Thursday, 1 July 2010

2 Sketches 4 You sketch # 55

Good morning to you I hope you are enjoying the summer sun where you are we certainly are here in the UK !

This morning I am sharing my entry into the sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 you for this week.
I loved this weeks sketch and enjoyed making this card - it was def a messy one and I love getting my hands dirty !

I used Bazzill basics kraft for my base and bazzill bling for my embossed panel. This was embossed with my cuttlebug swiss dots folder and my bigshot.
The squares were diecut with my nesties and bigshot and I used my new stamp (Impression obsession ornate heart cube) for the heart print isn't it a lovely stamp ? There are 4 on the cube and they are all gorg.

I added some letter stickers to the last square, these are just from stash, and inked them all up with some black ink and a sponge dauber for a distressed feel - I also added a little pink to the centre of the hearts and the letter stickers too.

The lovely lace is another new addition from Wild orchid crafts I got it in a bright white too - love the vintage feel it adds.

The flower is made with cheap copier paper inked up with black and cut with my Dahlia nesties and a roughly cut circle of the pink bling just to tie it all together - The brad which I used to fasten the flower was a green sparkly one and I used my black copic to colour it - I was thrilled when the sparkle still shone through and I love the 2 tone effect it gives - a happy accident !

I inked up the edges of the card too and stuck it all together with my pinflair glue gel - once you've used it you'll never go back to stinky silicone - and thats about it - job done !

As well as the 2 sketches 4 you challenge I would also like to enter this into the following challenges;

The Crafty Pad
- Embossing
Crafty Cardmakers - Inky fingers (def qualifies I was very inky !)
The Pink Elephant - Colour challenge - Pink and Black - (I'm hoping I can use my Kraft as a neutral?)

I hope you like it
((hugs)) Suzie xx