Wednesday 28 August 2013

ATSM#60 - Photo Inspiration with a twist

Hi everybody, I hope you're having a good week so far! 

This week at Addicted to Stamps and More the challenge is to use our photo inspiration.

You could take the colours, grass, water, clouds, lighthouse ...

OR there are a further two options: create a project using an image from our sponsor, Nicecrane Designs, OR take inspiration from the photo and use it with a Nicecrane Image. 

For my DT card, I've chosen to use the colours from the photo with stamps from Vintage Florals by WPlus9, border punch by Martha Stewart.

Don't forget to check out all the fabulous creations from the other DT members at the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge blog and we do hope you've been inspired to join in the fun!

Sue xx

Monday 26 August 2013

CFC112 and CAS On Sunday #15

Hello dear crafting friends, I hope you're all well and having a nice Bank Holiday. 

Here is something I made for CAS-ual Fridays (use aqua, green and orange) and CAS on Sunday (use flowers).

The poppies stamp is by Stampin' Up, sentiment by Paper Smooches.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Sue x

Sunday 25 August 2013

House of Cards and FBW#249

Hi everyone, hope you're having a great weekend!

I've made this for House of Cards month 2: use sketch - Classic and Elegant. Just scraped in near the deadline but I really wanted to do the whole month.  Here's the sketch.

Would also like to enter this at Flutter By Wednesday: wet or dry embossing.

The card was difficult to photograph well and I was a bit worried that the sentiment being stamped in a light colour was a little hard to read but I wanted to keep the whole thing quite subtle. The oval die cut was inked with a little lavender TH distress ink which was also used to stamp the sentiment and I added two pearls.

Embossing folder and butterfly die by Sizzix, oval and sentiment die cuts by Spellbinders, stamps by Waltzing Mouse.

Thanks for looking!

Sue xxx

Friday 23 August 2013

CCQ#203 and CCS#39

For ColourQ

Flower and sentiment stamps and markers by Stampin' Up!, leaf stamp by WPlus9. Die by Spellbinders.

Wednesday 21 August 2013

ATSM#59 and DD#66

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. It's time to start a new challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More and this week it's CAS OR use an image from our fabulous sponsors Nicecrame Designs OR a combination of both!

My DT card was inspired by the lovely colour combination at Dynamic Duos (Pool Party and Black with Dessert Option: Embossing) which I thought would be nice with the lovely new Stampin' Up! Wetlands set. I think the little birds are having their own "pool party"! Stamps, embossing folder and marker pen all by SU!

Please do check out all the fabulous inspiration from the other DT ladies at Addicted to Stamps and More and we look forward to seeing your wonderful creations and visiting your blogs!

Have a lovely week.

Sue xx

Saturday 17 August 2013

HOC Mth 2 and CQC#202

Hi everyone, I hope you're having a nice weekend. I've made this for House of Cards challenge. It's the second week using the sketch and the style this week is: CAS.

I've taken the lovely colour inspiration from ColourQ.

Stamps and dies I used are by WPlus9. Marker pens and coloured card by SU! The flower border was made using a Martha Stewart punch.

Thanks for popping in!

Sue xx

ATCAS #20 and ABC #40

Hi everybody, thank you so much to all who entered their beautiful cards in the Summer challenge! We were thrilled to see so many lovely entries.

Here is my DT card for Addicted to CAS where the new code word is "Holiday", chosen by the very creative Florence who is our hostess for the new two weeks.

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

Stamps I used are from My Island by Waltzing Mouse, inked with SU! markers and black Archival. 

This card is also for ABC Challenges: use stamps, ink and paper only.

Please do check out the fabulous inspiration from the other members of the ATCAS DT and we hope you will be able to join in with our Holiday challenge. 

Have a great weekend. Sue x

Thursday 15 August 2013

52CCT Colour Challenge #10

Hi everyone, my first ever entry at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. It's a colour challenge this week: red and gold.

As you probably know, metallic gold is really difficult to photograph very well. I've heat embossed one of the bells in gold, the lines going down are gold leaf pen and I've added a thin gold peel-off to edge the gingham. All stamps and dies by PTI. Stamps inked with Real Red marker by SU!

Thanks for looking!

Sue x

Dynamic Duos #65

Hi everybody, I've made this for Dynamic Duos. The lovely colours this week are Blushing Bride and Pistachio Pudding.

I first tried Regal Rose which was a little bit too dark, and then settled for Pink Pirohouette which is a warm pink and quite close to Blushing Bride which I don't have at the moment. All stamps and dies by Clearly Besotted. Wasn't sure about the ribbon in the end. I always think other peoples' ribbon looks great but mine never quite works!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Sue xx

Wednesday 14 August 2013

ATSM #58

Hello everybody, and welcome to new member, Cathy!

This week's challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More is a colour challenge with a twist! Here are the colours.

Or you can choose to create something using a digi from Nicecrane Designs who is our sponsor this week, using any colours you like. A selection of Nicecrane freebies are available by clicking on the link on the Addicted to Stamps challenge blog,

For my DT card, I used stamps by Waltzing Mouse.

Sue x

Thursday 8 August 2013

House of Cards Month 2 and ABC39

Hi again, everyone!  I've made this for House of Cards: cute and fun using sketch and ABC Challenges: monochromatic.

This is my first entry for House of Cards, a lovely new challenge which started last month. Every month there is a new colour palette or sketch provided with the opportunity to make a card each week of the month in a different style such as elegant, cute and fun, vintage based on those colours or sketch. This week it's cute and fun and here's the sketch.

I thought it would be fun to make a card using the PTI Flippin' Out stamps and dies.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a nice evening.

Sue xxx

Less Is More week 131, Sister Act #18 and WAW #92

"Each moment of the year has its own beauty"

Hello crafting friends and members, I hope all is well with you.

I've made a card for this week's Less Is More colour challenge and here are the colours.

I masked off a panel with low tack masking tape, inked and stamped with various TH inks and added the little punched flowers. Branches stamp by Inkylicious, sentiment by Hobby Art.

I would also like to enter this in Sister Act Card Challenge #18: anything goes and Word Art Wednesday #92: anything goes.

Have a nice day and thanks for visiting!

Sue xx

Wednesday 7 August 2013

ATSM #57

Hi everyone, here is my DT card for this week's Addicted to Stamps and More challenge: Make Your Mark - use markers, crayons, chalks, watercolours or coloured pencils on your project and our fabulous sponsor is Nicecrane Designs.

For my card, I stamped the image and sentiment (Cat's Pajamas) in black Archival, coloured the image with watercolour pencils, blending with a water brush and the grass was made using a stencil.

Sue x

Monday 5 August 2013

CCS #36 and CTS #39

Hello everybody, I hope you're all well today. I've made this for CAS Colours and Sketches and CAS(E) This Sketch.

Stamps and dies by PTI, inked with Stampin' Up! markers.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Sue x

Saturday 3 August 2013


Hello everyone, I do hope you are all well.

It's time for a new challenge at Addicted to CAS and the code word is Summer.

Our fabulous sponsor is Inspired by Stamping who will be offering a generous prize to our CAS Perfectionist.

I had been waiting for what seemed like ages to get a set of PTI flip-flops stamps and dies and this seemed an ideal opportunity to use them. 

Colour inspiration was provided by ColourQ #200.

The stamps were inked using SU! markers. I didn't have any Midnight Muse card for the flip-flop straps so I began by cutting them from white card and colouring with the SU! marker but that came out too dark - it looked nearly black so I cut more in white and used the marker with an aqua brush but that didn't seem to be dark enough! Anyhoo, the sentiment is stamped with Midnight Muse.

Please don't forget to check out the gorgeous makes from the Inspired by Stamping DT and the other ATCAS DT ladies here

This card is also for Inkspirational #31.

We do hope you've been inspired to make a Summer card. Have a great weekend and thank you so much for stopping by today!

Sue x