Saturday 29 June 2013

ColourQ #195 and Inkspirational #26

Inspired by ColourQ colours

and Inkspirational sketch

Large oval die by SU!, circle die by X-Cut, small stamps and dies by WPlus9.

Sue x

ATCAS #16 - Take Flight

Hi everyone, there is a new challenge at Addicted to CAS, selected and hosted by the multi-talented Karen.

Our wonderful sponsor is Delicious Doodles, who will be awarding a prize to our CAS Perfectionist.

Please note this challenge is for ONE week only, rather than the usual two. 

My DT card

Butterfly stamp by Hero Arts, sentiment stamp by Hobby Art. 

Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have a great weekend!

Sue x

Thursday 20 June 2013


For Dynamic Duos #57. Bird and branch dies by WPlus9, shape die and sentiment stamp by Stampin' Up!.

Wednesday 19 June 2013

Addicted to Stamps and More #50 - Photo inspiration

Hello everybody, this week at Addicted to Stamps and More, we have beautiful photo inspiration! It's ATSM's first birthday and Kylie and the DT would like to thank everyone who has joined in and made the challenge blog such a success - thank you for all your support.

Our wonderful sponsor this week is Di's Digi Downloads who will be offering a prize to our Top Addict. 

My DT card

I've used stamps from Jo Firth's range at Paper Artsy, stamped with TH distress ink and the images softened with an aqua brush, other TH inks added with the brush and blended. 

We hope you have fun with the inspiration this week and look forward to seeing your lovely cards.

Thanks for looking.

Sue x

Saturday 15 June 2013

PDCC #186, CAS on Sunday #10 and MMM

Hi everybody, I've made this for a few challenges.

Make My Monday - CAS flowers, inspired by The Play Date Cafe colours and CAS on Sunday - Black, White Plus One.

I cut the panel on one side with the notebook die, and drew the notebook lines with the fine point end of TH marker Barn Door which I also used to ink the stamps for the flowers. Stamps and dies by PTI Daydreamer.

Thank you for looking and have a lovely weekend!

Sue x

Addicted to CAS Challenge #15 - Teenager

Hi everbody, there is a new code word at Addicted to CAS, selected by the very talented DT member Vicki, who is also our host for this two week challenge.

Our generous sponsor is Bugaboo Digi Stamps who will be offering a prize to our CAS Perfectionist.

My DT card

I did struggle with this challenge as I have to admit, I don't really know much about teenagers and their likes etc and my card is probably for a younger age group.

The image is from our sponsor, Bugaboo Digi Stamps, coloured with Promarkers, printed sentiment by Craftwork Cards.

Please do check out the fabulous inspiration from the other members of the DT here and we hope you will be joining in the fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a lovely weekend.

Sue xxx

Friday 14 June 2013

Muse #21

Hello everybody, here is my card for this week's Muse challenge. The fabulous inspiration is provided by Therese Calvird.

I've used a canvas textured card blank and stamped the leaves directly onto it. The PTI Rosie Posie stamps were inked with SU! markers and I've added some sequins and punched butterflies (Nellie Snellen). Sentiment also by PTI.

Thank you so much for looking!

Sue xx

Wednesday 12 June 2013

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge #49 - CAS

Hello dear crafting friends, this is my DT card for the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge, which this week is CAS.

Our generous sponsor for this challenge is once again Di's Digi Downloads, who will be offering a prize to our Top Addict.

To create my peaceful waterside scene, I thought about how I wanted the scene to look, layout, etc then scribbled with SU! markers (Soft Suede and Pink Pirhouette) onto an acrylic block, misted with water and pressed onto some card then did a bit of blending with an aqua brush and stamped a few flowers. Flower and sentiment stamps by MFT, birds stamp by Hobby Art.

This card is also for The Dynamic Duos.

We do hope you will be able to join us at Addicted to Stamps and More - anything goes so long as it's CAS.

Sue x

Tuesday 11 June 2013

Fusion #10 and Clearly Besotted Stamps challenge #1

Hi everyone, and a big hello to new member, Maudieroff!

I've made this card for two challenges, firstly Fusion using the colours from the photo and layout from the sketch.

Also, for the first ever Clearly Besotted Stamps challenge - Anything goes as long as you use at least one Clearly Besotted product. I've used one of the dies from the Leafy Accents dies set and a sentiment from the It's Your Birthday stamp set. 

The flowers were made using a Memory Box cherry blossom die, colour washed with some TH distress inks and aqua brush. 

Not a brilliant photo, the light quality isn't very good today :(  The scoring on the bottom of the card is really hard to see, sorry. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sue x

Inkspirational #23

Hi everyone, this is a little one layer card for Inkspirational colour challenge.

I don't have SU Starfruit so substituted with Lucky Limeade. Stamps by PTI.

Sue x

Saturday 8 June 2013

PDCC #185, CTS #31 and FBW #243

Hi everybody, I've made this made for three challenges, using the PTI Quilled Elegance stamp set, stamped with black Archival and coloured with various inks and aqua brush.

Here's the beautiful inspiration provided by The Play Date Cafe and CAS(E) This Sketch.

Magenta - Teal - Light Grey

Also for Flutter By Wednesdays: Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

Sue xx

Wednesday 5 June 2013

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #48

Hello crafting friends and bloggers, and welcome to the start of a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More. This week it's a colour challenge and I hope you will agree, we have a lovely colour selection to inspire you.  These are Stampin' Up colours but if you don't have those, please use the nearest colours.

Our wonderful sponsor is Di's Digi Downloads who will be offering a prize to our Top Addict.

My DT card

The frame was cut using Die-Namics Labels Stax. I didn't have SU! Perfectly Plum so have substituted with TH Dusty Concord which I've used to colour the frame. Stamps are from Summer Silhouettes set by Stampin' Up!

Don't forget to pop over to the ATSM blog and see all the beautiful inspiration from the other DT members. It's also the debut of our new teamie, the very talented Monika.

I do hope you've been inspired to enter the challenge and look forward to seeing all your fab cards and visiting your blogs!

Sue xx

Tuesday 4 June 2013

Muse #20

Hi everyone, I've made this for Muse.  Beautiful inspiration provided this week by the talented Laurie. All stamps by Stampin' Up!

Thanks for looking!

Sue xx

Sunday 2 June 2013

Fusion #9

Hi everyone, I've made a card for this week's Fusion challenge and here is the fabulous inspiration provided by the Fusion DT.

Hearts cut from DP, added twine and sentiment by Paper Smooches. 

Thank you for looking!

Sue x

Less Is More week 122 and The Play Date Cafe #184

Hello, lovely crafters and bloggers.

This week's Less Is More challenge is a colour challenge - use the colour of your front door and here is my card. My front door is white with a Georgian panel in the top half which I've used as inspiration

This week's lovely Play Date Cafe colours - Smokey plum - Cherry Blossom - Lava also provided inspiration and the flower is made using Memory Box Cherry Blossom die (window die also by Memory Box).

For the panel behind the window, I inked using a little sponge and 3 TH distress inks - Dusty Concord, Victorian Velvet and Barn Door, then splashed with water. Sorry about the shadows on the photo, it's that time of day!

Thanks for stopping by, have a lovely evening. 

Sue x

Saturday 1 June 2013

Muse #19

The love in your heart wasn't put there to stay. Love isn't love till it's given away.

Hello dear crafting friends, I hope you're having a lovely weekend.

This is my second entry for the Muse challenge. I have to admit I was reluctant at first to make a card using the WPlus9 Folk Art Florals set (as lovely as it is!) because I've posted two cards made with this set quite recently and wanted to do something different. But then I thought, oh well, it's such a nice fun set to use, and this card is quite different (I think!) from the others which you can see here and here.

The gorgeous Muse inspiration this week was provided by Michelle. Don't forget to visit her fabulous blog!

I don't have any large birthday sentiments so used a sentiment stamp by Inkylicious and turned it on its side.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today!

Sue x

Addicted to CAS Challenge #14 - Circle(s)

Greetings, dear crafting friends, there is a new codeword at Addicted to CAS, selected by the extraordinarily talented Marie, who is also our host for this two week challenge.

Our generous sponsor is Paper Makeup Stamps who will be offering a prize to our CAS Perfectionist.


"Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments"

I've been playing with making watercolour backgrounds using an acrylic block, SU! markers and water mister. Sometimes it's nice to have a little time to experiment so I made several and chose this one to stamp some images and words from the Life set by PTI. 

Please do be sure to check out the fabulous DT cards on the ATCAS blog and we hope you've been inspired to join in the fun. Looking forward to seeing your circles!


This is also for entry in Inkspirational Challenge #22 - Anything Goes and Word Art Wednesday where you're welcome to use the Scripture verse provided or anything goes as long as it's family-friendly and includes an uplifting or encouraging sentiment. The Scripture verse this week is:

"In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence, and His children shall have a place of refuge" (Proverbs 4:26)

Hope you have a lovely weekend with lots of smiles! :)

Sue x