Monday, 30 September 2013

CCM Teddy Bear Card

Hi all, 

And here we are at the beginning of another week and can you believe the last day of September, the weather is still quite nice with us here but the days are definitely getting much shorter.  I'm definitely becoming more of a couch potato now that the nights are drawing in! 

I've a furry card for you today for the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers.  Jackie is our hostess and she has chosen the theme "Cute and Furry".

Well cute and furry is not my usual style, I certainly don't have many stamps that fit the bill, but I did find a scrap piece of faux fur so I've made a furry teddy card, which I think would be perfect as a baby card ...

I rather like how it turned out so I've ordered some fur off Ebay so I can make a batch of them. (I've been asked to do 4 Christmas Fairs this year so I'd better get cracking with making some stock!)

Our sponsors for this challenge are Di's Digistamps 
    and The Stampman.

Thanks ever so for popping in, have a lovely week.

Suze xx

Friday, 27 September 2013

Stamping on Fabric

Hi folks,

Well this must be one of the quickest cards I've ever made.

I really wanted to join in with this week's Less is More challenge  which is "Felt or Fabric" but when I checked it only had two hours until closing so I got my skates on rattled up this quick card.

I didn't have time to faff around so I took a chance and tried stamping on fabric ... and it worked ....

I used Stampin Up Markers and Versafine ink to stamp onto a piece of calico.  Luckily I had my sewing machine already set up so it just took a few seconds to stitch the calico to a square of SU Rich Razzleberry.

Okay, that's it, have a lovely weekend and thanks for popping in.

Suze xx

Monday, 16 September 2013

Baby Owl Card

Hi all,

It's me again, the reclusive blogger, here today with a quick CAS card for the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers.

It's our 100th Challenge and the theme is WINGED THINGS.

I've made a quick CAS baby card ...

I think I'm starting to get my creative juices back because as soon as I saw this fab owl stamp by Woodware, I just had to have it.  The  body of the owl is paperpieced and I've added extra colour with Promarkers.  The sentiment is also Woodware.

For the first time I'm also joining in at CAS on Sunday where their current challenge is Oh Baby.

Our sponsors for the Crafty Cardmakers challenge are Crafts and Me and Woodware Craft Collection.  I hope you can find the time to join in.

Okay, that's me for today, thanks for popping in, take good care.

Suze xx

Sunday, 15 September 2013

A silhouette using my silhouette!

Hi all,

I've just been having a bit of a blogging catchup and realised that a card I made yesterday for my young niece fits nicely with the current challenge over at CASology.

The cueword is SILHOUETTE and coincidentally I made the card using my Silhouette cutter (which I still find very complicated to use!).  
Lucy is a real live wire and is fabulous at gymnastics.  (The letters were cut using a SU die)

Okay, that's it for now, I'll be back tomorrow with a card for the new Crafty Cardmakers challenge.

Thanks for popping in.

Suze xx

Monday, 2 September 2013

Christmas in September

Hi All,

Well here we are in September, I can hardly believe it's autumn already. What a lovely summer we've had this year and  I have to say it's an absolute scorcher here today. I wish the British summer was like this every year.

Now I know a lot of crafters keep the Christmas spirit going all year round - and as such are well organised with their Christmas cards and tags, but I'm afraid I'm not one of them.  However, I had to dig out my box of Christmas stamps this weekend as the new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers is CHRISTMAS SNOW AND ICE (Your creation must include either a representation of snow or ice plus a Christmas theme in order to qualify for the Winner or Top 5 slots)

I couldn't quite face making a Christmas card so I've gone for a tag .....

This one shows the gloss and sparkle better

The sentiment is American Crafts, all other stamps are Hero Arts.  I heat embossed the larger snowflakes then inked with Stormy Sky, Mr Snowman and the holly garland are coloured with Promarkers, then I added some textured snow, stickles and some glossy accents.

Our sponsors for this challenge are Di's Digistamps and Hobby Art.

Okay, that's me for today, I'm off to prep dinner.  It's so hot today we're going to have a barbie.

Have a lovely week everyone and thanks for popping in.

Suze xx