Thursday, 30 September 2010

Spooky!!!....................

 

Hi there everyone.....Emma here!

Over at Aud Sentiments today we have a new challenge starting and the theme is to 'use any Halloween Sentiment'. Full details of the challenge can be found at the challenge blog.......our sponser this time is 'The Cutting Cafe'.

I have used papers from my stash and all edges have been distressed and glittered.....


....I have used this Super Cute image by Marina Neira.......called 'Marvin the bat' available at The Stamping Bazaar Store....{He is sooooooo adorable don't you think!} I have coloured him with Promarkers and chalks....


.....This FAB halloween sentiment is available from The Cutting Cafe.....I have added more glitter to the edges.......


.....I have also made a treat bag using one of the sentiments as the tag!

Challenges entering:

Thankyou for looking and all the lovely comments you all leave..........
Big hugs
Emma xxx

Halloween....

Hi Susan here...
Can you believe its Thursday again...and time for another challenge over at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog. The theme this time is 'Use any Halloween Sentiment' how easy is that!! Come and join in the fun with us on this challenge, for full details of the challenge call across to Aud Sentiments. This time around we are lucky enough to have The Cutting Cafe as our sponsor. They have such a variety of products over there all of which are so much fun to work with! We were lucky enough to use some of the images for our cards! They are giving the winner of this challenge 3 sets of their choice!



 For my card, which is quite simple and 'clean' looking, I used a two tone grey backing card from The Paper Mill Shop and inked the edges with black then I used a spiders web design from Tiddlyinks and embossed it with black sparkle embossing powder. Here and there I attached some black and clear gems, to add extra sparkle!!

 
This is one of the few images I used from The Cutting Cafe, I have used crackle glaze over the body and allowed it to dray and do its 'thing'. I was really pleased with the effect!! The little moving eyes are from my stash.

The spider was also an image from the same set, I cut it out and added a black pompom for its body....eeeek, nobody likes it here, we all hate spiders!!! I have hung it on a piece of acetate so that it bobs about over the web, eeek!

This great sentiment was my final image to use I embellished it with gems and cut it out with a nestability. Then I slightly inked the edges with black ink.

I made a simple little gift bag full of chocolate sweets. The witches hat was made by copying an image twice and flipping one over then sticking them together with the edge of the treat bag inside.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Thank you for taking the time to look at my card, I hope you liked it.
Love Susan
xxx

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Lady Tilda.....

Hi Susan here.....

I hope you are all having a great day....I am because I have had some spare time and I have been able to use one of my favourite stamps, Tilda, we only have a few of these precious little ladies but I love them. My backing papers are from stash bits and pieces and although the photo doesn't completely show the colour of the main background it is a deep burgundy pearlescent card from The Paper Mill, absolutely gorgeous card. All the edges have been distressed and glittered with stickles.

Here she is, 'Lady Tilda', isn't she beautiful?
I have used Pro-Markers to colour her in with and used a little stickles here and there on her dress.

My flower is from Prima, I glittered the edges of the petals, the center is a hair clip, the netting is from our local market, I gathered the middle and attached the flower, the edge of the netting has been glittered. The gems I arranged into the swirls, I used three colours, crystal, purple and pink.

My sentiment has been made on the computer.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-


Thank you for taking the time to look at my card, I hope you liked it.
Love Susan
xxx

Monday, 27 September 2010

Lil Lolita......80's Sookie.......


Hi there everyone, Emma here........

I am addicted to these gorgeous gals!!!!  I have made another card using 'Lil Lolita 80's Sookie' {digi}.....from Tickled Pink Stamps...........She is just GORGEOUS!!!  I have used the sketch designed by Kellie for the Tickled Pink Monthly Challenges....I love this sketch!!  My papers are a mix....the gingham is from Bev's blog and the music sheets I found on the internet, all edges have been distressed and glittered. I have also stitched around the gingham squares......


.....I LOVE this FAB girl.......'80's Sookie'...... my hair actually looked like this in the 80's and I wore all the big bracelets and necklaces and earrings.....oooooooh and the funky legwarmers hee hee!!!!!!!!  I have coloured her with Promarkers and chalks....I also did some faux stitching around the edge of my topper.  The word 'DIVA' I did on the computer.....


....I made my own little flowery ruffle from ribbon and netting.......this actually looked liked something I used to wear in my hair back then!!!!!!!!!!........


.....This gorgeous gems and lace are from the market....I stained the lace pink to go with the theme!

Challenges entering:



Thankyou for looking and all the lovely comments you leave me.....I really love reading them all.
Big hugs
Emma xxx

A Birthday card for Mark....

Hi Susan here....

Over at The Crazy Challenge we have started another challenge for you to join in with.....the theme is 'No Ribbons or Buttons'. Our sponsor is the fabulous Sassy Studio. Check out The Crazy Challenge blog for full details of the challenge.

My son-in-law Marks birthday was last week and I wanted to make him a special cheeky card, because he is very special to us and a bit cheeky on the side!!!!.... I came up with this.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK!!!

I used backing papers from a 12/12 HOTP pad called 'Boys to Men'. I love these papers they colours and designs are perfect. All edges have been distressed.

This cheeky image is from Sassy Studios and is called 'Alice in Sassy Land'. I used Pro-Markers to colour her in and then gently inked the background.

My sentiment was made on the computer, the little flower I found in the bottom of our stash drawer!!!!

The challenge is no ribbons - so I used embroidery thread to tie up the card.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:


Thank you for taking the time to look at my card, I hope you liked it.
Love Susan
xxx

Sweet Christmas Wishes....


Hi there everyone, Emma here......

Over at Cowgirl's Sunday this week our challenge is 'Flowers Galore x3'.......we would like you to use 3 flowers and 3 different Backing papers.  Our Sponsor this time are Prairie Fairy.....they have lots of Fab images to choose from!!!

I decided to give my image a Christmassy theme.........My papers are actually a mix from my stash, all edges have been distressed and glittered.......


...This sweet image is called 'Sugar Fairy'.....I have coloured her with Promarkers and chalks...I have added a little glitter to her wings and the sugar cube.....


....I used a die cut snowflake and covered it with glitter and gems, the tiny rose is from my stash....


...The sentiment I did on the computer and I glittered the edges.

Challenges entering:


Thankyou for looking and all the Fab comments you all leave......
Big hugs
Emma xxx

Friday, 24 September 2010

Josie the kitten...........


Hi there everyone, Emma here...........

Over at The Stamping Bazaar we have our very first challenge........Operation Write Home (OWH), this is a very special challenge so please come on over to The Stamping Bazaar and find out all the details of the challenge and the very important rules from the OWH. The challenge runs until October 8th so that gives you plenty of time to get those cards made.....

My papers are a mix from my stash....all edges have been distressed and glittered.....

...This GORGEOUS image designed by Marina Neira is called 'Jolly Josie'................she is so adorable!  She is available soon from The Stamping Bazaar Store. I have coloured her with Promarkers and chalks...

...I made my own poinsettia flower and glittered the edges...

...The sentiment I did on the computer and glittered the edge.
Don't forget to check out The Stamping Bazaar Blog for all the latest news on our fab new releases.... all coming soon!!!!!

Challenges entering:


Thankyou for looking and all the lovely comments you leave.....
Big hugs
Emma xxx

Hansel with present....

Hi there, Susan here again....

I have my second card for today showing another one of the fabulous new releases from The Stamping Bazaar.  My backing papers are all from my stash drawer, I have distressed all the edges of the papers and glittered with stickles, then I mat and layered onto a deep red distressed and glittered card.
The ribbon is from my local market.

This is another fabulous cute image from the marvellous hands of designer Marina Neira, the image is called 'Hansel with present' and is going to be available at The Stamping Bazaar Store soon. I have used Pro-Markers to colour him and I have gently inked the background.

I have made this poinsettia and holly leaves and glittered the edges with stickles, the little glass brad in the center is from my stash.

This brass gingerbread charm is from 'Buttons Galore'.

My sentiment was made on the computer, I used a font called 'Curlz'.

Just a little reminder, please don't forget that The Stamping Bazaar have a very special first challenge starting today for the OWH (Operation Write Home) for our soldiers overseas, you can find details of the challenge and the very important rules from the OWH on The Stamping Bazaar Blog, The challenge closes October 8th, please try and join in this special event.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:


Thank you for taking the time to look at my card, I hope you liked it.
Love Susan
xxx

Diamonds and Pearls.......

Hi there everyone, Emma here........

Over at Wags 'n' Whiskers today we have a new challenge starting......'Diamonds and Pearls' {this theme was chosen by me!!}  I love using gems and pearls on my creations.......as you can probably tell!!! Full details of the challenge can be found HERE...

I have used papers from Nitwits...all edges have distressed and glittered.....


...this cute image is called 'Thinking of you' and I have coloured it with Promarkers and chalks......


...My lace and pins are from our market....


...the gorgeous flowers are a mix from Wild Orchid and Prima....all have been glittered.


Challenges entering:


Thankyou for looking and all the lovely comments you leave me.....I really appreciate them all!
Big hugs
Emma xxx

Jolly Josie...

Hi there, Susan here.....

A very special first challenge is being held over at The Stamping Bazaar for the OWH (Operation Write Home), for full details of the challenge and the simple but important rules from the OWH please call across to The Stamping Bazaar, you will be able to find out about some very special releases there as well. Our challenge ends Friday October 8th, so please this is a very special cause, try and join in and get those cards off to our hero soldiers!!!!

Now as a special surprise The Stamping Bazaar are releasing four new images, I have had the pleasure of using one of them for this card. I have used a great sketch from 'Crafts 4 Eternity' and cut out an aperture. All my backing papers are from Nitwits and all edges have been distressed both with inks and a distressing tool.

This wonderful cute image is called 'Jolly Josie' and is just one of the new releases that will be on sale at The Stamping Bazaar Store soon. She has been designed by our very talented Marina Neira. I used Pro-Markers to colour the image and then gently inked around the background.

The sentiment was made on my computer, and the holly I cut out myself and use tiny pom-poms as berries!!


This is one of my precious metal charms that I bought on holiday in the USA a few years ago. The ribbon is from our local market.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:


Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my card, I hope you liked it.
Love Susan
xxx

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Catch of the day.........

Hi there Susan here.....

Today over at Cute Card Thursday we have started a new challenge and the theme is to use a fabulous sketch by our Leanne. Our sponsor for this challenge is the wonderful Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.


Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is a Canadian stamp company which just opened in October 2009! They feature images from artists Crissy Armstrong, Annie Rodrigue, Steven Leary and Jean Grant which are both whimsical and quirky!

The prize up for grabs this week is........Two Images of the winners choice.
For full details of this challenge and to see the sketch call across at Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog and join in the fun with us.

Now on to my card.......Naturally I have used the sketch that has been set for this weeks challenge. My backing papers are all from a 12/12 paper pack from HOTP called 'Boys to Men', I absolutely love these papers they are ideal colours and designs just right for 'Boys and Men'. All the edges have been distressed. The corner dies are from Sizzix love them just right for mens cards, I have added glossy accents to the top.

My image is from The Stamping Bazaar and is called 'Catch of the Day', designed by Marina Neira...I have used Pro-Markers and chalks to colour the image and gently inked the outer edge of the topper before matting onto a piece of kraft coloured card. My sentiment was made on the computer.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-


Thank you for taking the time to look at my card, I hope you liked it.
Love Susan
xxx

Monday, 20 September 2010

Lil Lolita 20's Evie.............


Hi there everyone, Emma here...........

I just could NOT resist making a card using the GORGEOUS Lil Lolita 20's Evie......from Tickled Pink Stamps........I am  ADDICTED to these gorgeous gals!!!! They are only available in digi form for a limited time......I could not resist getting them all hee hee!!!!
I have used a FAB sketch designed by Kellie for the Tickled Pink Monthly Challenge, my papers are all Basic Grey....all edges have been distressed and glittered......


....Oh my.....isn't she just GORGEOUS?????!!!!!!!  I have coloured 20's Evie with Promarkers and chalks.....


.....My flowers are a mix by Prima and Wild Orchid, all have been glittered.......


.....I did the sentiment on the computer, I also love using buttons and these matched perfectly!  All my lovely lace, ribbon and pearls are from the market.


Challenges entering:


Thankyou for looking and leaving me such lovely comments.......
Big Hugs
Emma xxx