Thursday 30 January 2014

Less Is More week 156

Hi everyone, my card for today is for the Less Is More challenge, and this week it's a sketch.

Here's how I made my card:

1. Tear two strips of white card, ink the edges, attach to card blank and add Glossy Accents and WOW white puff embossing powder and heat.
2. Cut penguin and hat diecuts, colour penguin and add some more puff embossing powder to make bobbles. When bobbles are dry colour with a distress ink marker. Add sentiment. 

[edit: apologies for accidentally posting last night without the card. When I realised I would have to wait til this morning to take a photo, I thought I'd saved the post as a draft.]

Would also like to add this to:

ABC Christmas Challenges - B is for Bare minimum - minimum embellishments

Stamps and dies - Clearly Besotted Let It Snow
WOW white puff embossing powder
Barn door distress ink and marker - Tim Holtz

Tuesday 28 January 2014

Addicted to Stamps and More #80 - Photo inspiration

Hi everyone, it's time for the start of a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More and this week we have fun and colourful photo inspiration.

Our generous sponsor is Deedee's Digis and the winner will receive a fabulous prize of their choice of three sets of digis from her store.

Here's how I made my DT card:

1 Ink a square of textured card with distress inks and attach to card blank
2, Cut a heart aperture in a square of white card (I didn't have a suitable die for this so cut it out with a craft knife), chop up foliage diecuts and attach them to the back of the card so they show in the aperture.
3. Attach heart panel to card, add sentiment and candy dots. 

There is fabulous DT inspiration over at the ATSM challenge blog so please do check it out and we hope you will join in the fun.

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Would also like to add my card to the following challenges:

Sister Act Card Challenge - #41 Anything goes

Fresh Foliage die - Memory Box
Word dies - Simon Says Stamp
Worn Lipstick and Festive Berries distress inks - Tim Holtz

Monday 27 January 2014


Hello friends, today I want to share a quick little card I've made for my favourite colour challenge ColourQ, which started life as an A5 card, had a little ahem accident and finished as a small square! Was struggling to get a photo in this fast fading light, the colours don't look so great now :(  and yes the sentiment which looks black is in fact Chocolate, hey ho! Here is this week's fabulous inspiration.

Thank you for stopping by today.  xxx

Very Vintage Floral stamps - WPlus9
SU! markers
SU! Calypso Coral card

Saturday 25 January 2014

52CCT, Card Concept and Festive Friday

Hi everyone, and hello and welcome to new member, Tanja.

Today I've made a little Christmas card for a few challenges.

52 Christmas Card Throwdown, use both heat and dry embossing  I've used a snowflake embossing folder and heat embossed the sentiment.

This is my first entry at The Card Concept - photo inspiration + add texture. Style = clean and layering.

And Festive Friday - photo inspiration.

I used a snowflake embossing folder on white card, cut the landscape twice out of the embossed card and some red card and put the two halves together, added a circle frame and heat embossed sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments, have a lovely weekend!

Landscape die - Memory Box
Embossing folder - Sizzix
Sentiment stamp - WPlus9
Cosmic Shimmer white embossing powder

Friday 24 January 2014

LIM#155, HOC and ATCAS#30

Hi friends, Happy Friday! A big hello to new member, Asha.

I have a card to show you which I've made for a few challenges

Less Is More - Week 155 New Baby
House of Cards - January #2 - CAS and/or Classic/Elegant + Sketch (CAS)
Addicted to CAS - #30 New (new baby)

Thank you so much for looking!

Grass and cloueds dies - Memory Box
Stamps - Waltzing Mouse

Tuesday 21 January 2014

Addicted to Stamps and More #79 - CAS


Hi everyone, the theme this week at Addicted to Stamps and More is Clean and Simple. Our fabulous sponsor is Deedee's Digis - our Top Addict will receive a prize of 3 digi sets from her store and we're thrilled to have as our guest designer this week the very talented Karen.

For my DT card, I embossed the background using embossing folder and diffuser, stamped the mistletoe twice in different shades of green, watercoloured and cut them out, added ribbon, sentiment and a small gem. 

Don't forget to check out all the gorgeous inspiration at the ATSM challenge blog from the other DT ladies and we hope you can  join in. Anything goes as long as it's CAS!


I would like to add my card to the following challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Recipe challenge

Embossing folder and diffuser - Tim Holtz
Mistletoe stamp - Waltzingmouse
Sentiment stamp - Penny Black
Meadow and Lettuce die inkpads - Adirondack

Sunday 19 January 2014

CMCC#3 and ATCAS#30

Hello everyone, I hope you're having a good weekend. It's a lovely sunny day here! There must be something wrong - it's not raining :D

I'd like to show you two cards I made yesterday and here is the first. (Wow, two cards in one day, that hasn't happened for a while!)

I was inspired by the soft pretty colour palette at Colour Me. To make this, I used an embossing folder to emboss the bottom of the white panel layered onto some DP, diecut and stamped some flowers (my new PTI Bigger Blooms set) and added a sentiment, twine and dots. This card is also for Addicted to CAS - New.

Darice embossing folder
PTI Bigger Blooms
Pink Pirhouette, So Saffron and Sahara Sand markers - Stampin' Up!

Friday 17 January 2014


Hello everyone, my card today was inspired by the die-cuts theme at Addicted to CAS.

A very quick and simple card - I cut a square of paper, added diecut frame, foliage and butterfly with adhesive pearls.

Die-namics pierced square die
Stampin' Up foliage die
Sizzis butterfly die

Tuesday 14 January 2014


Hi everyone, it's time to start a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More and this week's theme is "Holiday".  Please enter your project relating to any Holiday of your choice which could be Christmas, Easter, New Year etc, a National Holiday or a holiday destination which brings back fond memories!

Our generous sponsor is Deedee's Digis who will be awarding a fab prize to our Top Addict of 3 digi sets of their choice from her store.

For my DT card, I've used the Catalina Wreath die which I am enjoying using. I cut two from white card, attached one to the card blank, cut the three largest flowers from the other and popped them up on the card. The poinsettia was cut from embossed white card.

Don't forget to pop over to the ATSM challenge blog and check out all the DT inspiration and we hope you can join in the fun!

I'd like to add my card to a couple of challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenges - A is For Anything Christmas

Catalina Wreath die - Memory Box
Poinsettia die - Spellbinders
Oval die - Die-Namics
Sentiment stamp - PTI Boughs and Bells

ATCAS#29, CCS#56 and Inkspirational#47


Hi everyone, hope all is OK with you. I was inspired by the Inkspirational colours this week and would also like to enter this in at Addicted to CAS - use diecuts and CAS Colours and Sketches.

Branch die - Memory Box
Leaf die - Die-Namics
Background stamp - Waltzingmouse
Sentiment stamp - PTI

Saturday 11 January 2014

CTS#59, CMCC#2 and OLSC#1

Hi everyone, I hope your weekend is going well. Just a quick post today to show you a little one layer CAS card I've made, was in the mood for a little bit of gentle stamping!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:

Colour Me #2 - Melon Mambo and Marina Mist + Neutral
One-Layer Simplicity Challenge #1 - Restocking the Shelves (note card)

Thank you for looking!

Sue x

Funky Feathers stamp set - Waltzing Mouse
Melon Mambo and Marina Mist markers - Stampin' Up
Pumice Stone distress ink - Tim Holtz
Corner rounder punch

Tuesday 7 January 2014

ATSM #77 - Make Your Mark


Hi everybody, I would like to wish all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2014 and to say a very big "THANK YOU" to all my followers and crafting and blogging friends for your lovely comments and support.

It's time to start the very first challenge of the year at Addicted to Stamps and More and the theme is Make Your Mark - use markers, pens, paints, chalks and/or pencils on your project. 

Our generous sponsor is Deedee's Digis and our winner will receive their choice of three digi sets from her shop. Also we are very excited to have a very talented guest designer, Gemma of Gem's Little Creations joining us for this week and next, so please do pop over to her blog and say hi.

The month of January is often quite grey in the UK so I wanted to make something with bright summery colours. For my DT card I stamped the flowers first in black Archival and drew a frame lightly in pencil. I then added colour using TH distress inks and aqua brush, intensified the colours with aqua colouring pencils, drew the frame in with a black micro pen and added the butterfly and sentiment.

The DT have a beautiful array of creations to show you so don't forget to check it out at the ATSM challenge blog and we hope you can join in the fun!

Sue x

All stamps - Clearly Besotted