Saturday, 30 April 2011

Sugar Creek Hollow....'Embossing'

Hey everyone, Emma here...

Today I am a guest over at Sugar Creek Hollow and the theme for the Challenge this week is 'Embossing'...now this can be dry or heat embossing, whichever you choose!!!  The winner is chosen by random and will receive an image from the Sugar Creek Hollow Store along with the badge to display on your blog!!!  The card of the week winner will get a badge to display and will be in the running for a guest Designer spot!!!  {thanks so much for having me this week girls!!!}


I have made a mini 4"x4" card for this challenge, and I used up some more of my scraps, all the edges have been distressed, glittered and machine stitched. The feather, lace, pearly trim and ribbon are all from the market and the flowers are from Hobbycraft...


...This gorgeous digi stamp is called 'Valentine Vintage Postcard' and is available at the Sugar Creek Hollow Store....I really loved this stamp when I saw it and know I will be using it loads more times!!!  I shaded the bird in slightly to make it stand out a bit more.....


.....I have heat embossed the little heart as you can see!!!

Don't forget to come and join in the Challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow and also check out the rest of the fab work by the design team!!!

Thanks for looking everyone and all the comments you leave....
Big hugs
Emma xxx

The Stamping Bazaar.....Marvin with Easter Egg

Hi Susan here....

Each Monday on The Stamping Bazaar Blog we showcase all the creations made by the design team for the coming week using an image designed by Marina Neira for The Stamping Bazaar Store.

Each day of the week you will be getting inspiration from of our talented team. The DT are going to show you on their own blogs how they made their creations, and you will be able to follow the links to the image in the Store and for the next days DT member throughout the week.
 
 Today is my day to show you what I have made.....

Now for my card....

I have used bits and pieces of backing papers from my stash, I chose these colours because they remind me of  Easter and chocolate!! My ribbon and pearls are from our local market. The flowers are from Hobby Craft, the leaves have been made using a punch. I have used a stamp from Crafty Individuals to stamp the bird and branch onto a piece of linen fabric.

This absolutely gorgeous digi image has been designed by the very talented Marina Neira, it is called 'Marvin's Easter Egg' and you can get him from The Stamping Bazaar Store. I have used promarkers to colour the image. The sentiment I made myself on the computer. The edges of the topper and sentiment have been glittered with stickles.

Today you will also be able to see some fabulous work from our new DT member Lou, please call across to Lou's Blog and leave her some love, her work is so inspirational.
Don't forget to call again at The Stamping Bazaar Blog on Monday to see next weeks creations, and on Wednesday for our regular Special Designer Guest Spot.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my card and for all your wonderful comments
Love Susan xxx

Friday, 29 April 2011

Fussy and Fancy - Springtime Colours.....

Hi Susan here....

Over at Fussy and Fancy we are half way through our current challenge and it is the chance for Group B of the design team to give you some inspiration for joining our challenge where the theme is Spring Time, this can be in the papers you use or the image or both!
For full details and to see Group A and B's inspirational creations call HERE.

Now for my card....

As I wanted to make my card using delicate spring time colours I chose pastels in green, pink, blue and white. My backing papers are freebies from Digital Freebies. This is one generous site, the papers they give away are fabulous....I love this set the leaf backing paper is joined by plain coloured papers and a dotty one, and then they give you the leaves so that you can cut them out and use them with the papers....beautiful! My ribbon and pearls as usual are from our local market. My blue flowers are from Hobby Craft, the pink one I made myself! I used handmade paper I cut the shapes out using a punch, then I wet and shaped the paper. Hope you liked the effect....I loved it!!

My image is a Sarah Kay stamp....Love this little stamp I used chalks to colour the image, no promarkers in sight! I was really pleased with the effect. I mat and layered onto several pieces of backing paper...all together I used 7 layers on this card...it kind of helped because I entering it into a challenge that needed more than 5 layers.

The sentiment and die shape is from Tickled Pink Stamps.

Challenges entering -
CES Challenge - Spring colours and/or image
Stamptacular Sunday - Pile it on at least 5 layers
Karber Weekly Challenge - Something cute
Pear Tree Design - Colourful

Thank you so much for looking at my design and for all your wonderful comments
Love Susan
xxx

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge #17

Hey everyone, Emma here.....

Over at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges today our theme is 'Lace and Pearls', which is a FAB easy one for me as I use lace and pearls all the time on everything I make!!! 


.....I have made a corner bookmark for this Challenge, they make lovely little gifts and are a great way of using up those scraps!!! {The tutorial is HERE on how to make them}  The lace and ribbon is from the market and the hessian fabric is from my stash...


...I have used the very gorgeous 'Mollie Mittens with a flower' designed by Marina Neira and available at Tickled Pink Stamps, she has been coloured with Promarkers and chalks...


....I have used the Pink Valentine Die and matching sentiments designed by the lovely Ann Vento and is available HERE at Tickled Pink Stamps...

Thanks for looking everyone and for the fabby comments you leave me....
Big hugs
Emma xxx

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Sentimental Sundays Special Challenge...

We would like to invite you to stop by next week for a special Sentimental Sundays challenge! To give you a heads up, next week's challenge will be "Mother's Day" or "For a Woman." The reason why this one is special is that we will have an optional challenge of "Craft with a Child." We feel that it's a wonderful thing to be able to bond with a child through crafting and art!

For all those who submit something created by a son, daughter, niece, nephew, child next door, etc, you will automatically receive the Krafty Kids Sentiments for the crafty child and the Mother's Day Sentiments for the crafty adult who helped them. If you like, you can grab our button below to help us spread the word about our special challenge :)


Please call across to Sentimental Sundays and join in this special challenge with us next week!!

Cuteness overload!!!!!

Hey everyone, Emma here...

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend, the weather here in Manchester has been gorgeous!!!
Now, today its my turn over at The Stamping Bazaar to show you one of our newest releases and also he happens to be my very favourite little character ever!!!  You must check out The Stamping Bazaar Blog and get loaded up on some amazing inspiration from our FAB team....


....I have made a cute mini 4"x4" card....I really love this dinky size!!!  My papers are scraps from my stash and I have distressed, glittered and machine stitched the edges, the cute bingo ticket was a freebie that I picked up HERE ages ago!!!  All the flowers, ribbon and lace are from the market....


....And.....here he is!!!! The cutest little bat EVER.....'Marvin with Easter egg' designed by Marina Neira and available at The Stamping Bazaar Store.  I have coloured him with grey lead pencil and also used Promarkers and chalks for the egg.  I also think this cutie pie would work for any time of the year not just Easter.  You really must call across to the Stamping Bazaar Store and check out all the other mega cute images that Marina has designed and also see the special offers we have going!!!

Also, today you must call across to one of our newest DT members.....Albert and check out what fabby creation he has made for you to see with the cutest images in blogland!!!

Challenges entering:

Thanks so much for looking today....
Big hugs
Emma xxx

Saturday, 23 April 2011

The Stamping Bazaar.....Marvin

Hi Susan here....

Each Monday on The Stamping Bazaar Blog we showcase all the creations made by the design team for the coming week using an image designed by Marina Neira for The Stamping Bazaar Store.

Each day of the week you will be getting inspiration from of our talented team. The DT are going to show you on their own blogs how they made their creations, and you will be able to follow the links to the image in the Store and for the next days DT member throughout the week.
 Today is my day to show you what I have made.....

Now for my card....

I love making easel cards and these beautiful rich shades of pink on my backing papers sang out to me to use them for this creation.

The backing papers are from a 12x12 Colorbok pack and the flowered backing paper is from Nitwits they went together so well I couldn't resist mixing them up! My ribbons and pearls as always are from our local market. The flowers I chose to use are from Hobby Craft, the leaves are made using a punch some inks and a shaping tool.

Well I know I have used this little guy lots of times but can you blame me just look at that adorable face!!
He is called 'MARVIN WITH DAISIES' and has been designed by our own Marina Neira, available from The Stamping Bazaar Store, I have coloured him in entirely with chalks. I love the effects you get with chalks gentle but the definition is so good. I used a nestie for the topper and edged it with pearls and stickles.

This gorgeous stamped image is from Tickled Pink Stamps from the Thank You Sentiments range.


Unfortunately there is no creation from Tina this week due to illness, she will be back soon, but surprise, surprise we have one of our new DT members showcasing not one, not two.....but THREE creations tomorrow!!! Call to Tash's Blog and see what she has to show you! 

Marina Neira released in The Stamping Bazzaar Store two new images this week they are absolutely gorgeous using two of our favourite characters, Marvin and Bikkie, don't forget to call across and check them out they are adorable!!


Don't forget to call again at The Stamping Bazaar Blog on Monday to see next weeks creations, and on Wednesday for our regular Special Designer Guest Spot.

Challenges entering -
Karber Weekly - Something cute
Whoopsi Daisy - Free and easy
Cooking it up with Katie - Flowers, pink and for a lady
Crafts and Me - Pink and sweet
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes

Thank you so much for looking and for your wonderful comments
Love Susan
xxx

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge #16

Hey everyone, Emma here....

Today over at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges our theme this week is 'SPRING', you can check out all the gorgeous creations from the fabby Pink Ladies HERE...


...I have used papers by My Minds Eye and K&Co, all the edges have been distressed, glittered and machine stitched, the flowers are from Hobbycraft and the lace and ribbon is from the market...


...I have used the very gorgeous 'Lil Lolita 30's Lylah' designed by Christina Dee and available HERE at Tickled Pink Stamps....she has been coloured with grey lead pencil...


.....The gorgeous mini postcard is available at Vilda Stamps in the 'collage backgrounds section', I have also stamped onto some fabric again as I love this effect!!!  The sweet bird on a branch stamp is from a set by 'Crafty Individuals'.

Thanks so much for looking today and all the fabby comments, have a gorgeous Easter weekend everyone...
Big hugs
Emma xxx

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

New Release at The Stamping Bazaar!!

Easter Release Day! TWO NEW DIGIS!

Yes! Yes it is!! It's a BRAND NEW RELEASE --just in time for Easter at The Stamping Bazaar Store!
Our new digi releases are...
 
 
:: DIGI available HERE! ::
 
 
:: DIGI available HERE! ::
 
 
Hope you enjoy this new release! Our brand new DT members as well as our Senior Members are preparing some really cool samples for you to see later this week!

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

The Stamping Bazaar.....Sweet Jolly Josie!!!

Hey there everyone, Emma here....

Today its my turn over at The Stamping Bazaar to show you another of the CUTE images available at The Stamping Bazaar Store, we also have two brand new amazingly gorgeous images being released this week......details coming soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I decided to make a mini 4"x4" Christmas card {yes I know its a bit early but I am trying to get ahead!!!!} I have used some paper scraps up that I had in Christmassy colours, all the edges have been distressed, glittered and machine stitched, the gorgeous seam binding and lace are from the market and the flowers and berries are from Hobbycraft....


...this little sweetie pie is called 'Jolly Josie' designed by Marina Neira and is available at The Stamping Bazaar Store, I have coloured her with grey lead pencil.....I am so loving black and white images, in fact I think I am addicted!!!!!  I also stuck a mini pom-pom on her hat!!!.....


....The sentiment is by Raindrop Echo Designs and I have also used the Pink Valentine Die available HERE at Tickled Pink Stamps

You must check out the lovely Lynda's blog tomorrow to see the gorgeous creation she has made for this week....using a very cute chick!!!!  Don't forget to call across to The Stamping Bazaar Store to get loaded up on 'CUTENESS!!!!!!!'

Challenges entering:

Thanks for looking everyone and for the fabby comments...
Big hugs
Emma xxx

Monday, 18 April 2011

Lexi's Creations ..... Molly with Lillies....

 Hi Susan here....

Today at Lexi's Creations we are starting a new challenge and the theme is 'ANYTHING BUT A CARD'...this is the challenge that you can use all your paper engineering and come up with something special, maybe to give as a present for Easter!!
Our sponsor for this challenge is 'Fairy Dust Crafts'
My New Store :D
Check out this fabulous craft store there is such a lot there and the prices are amazing!!!
For full details of the challenge and to see some absolutely beautiful inspirational creations from our design team call across to Lexi's Creation Challenge Blog.

Now onto my card....

I got the inspiration for this little egg box from HERE. I have been able to use up lots of little pieces of scraps as the backing paper, in delicate shades of pinks, blues, and lavendar, and I am really please with the end result...I hope you all like it!!
My flowers are from Hobby Craft and Prima.
I have used a beautiful digi image designed by Lexi and available from Fairy Dust Crafts, her name is 'Molly with Lillies', I love this little image, it is so versatile, I have used it for many different ocassions. I have coloured it with Promarkers. I cut the image out and the attached the image to the edge off the egg box.

My ribbon and pearls are from our local market. The border going all around the egg box I have used a Alldeco Punch. The little butterflies are also a punch, then I inked them the colours I wanted and added glitter and pearls.

My sentiment is from Raindrop Echo Designs, I have coloured the edge of the ticket with promarkers and then added glitter.

Challenges entering -


Thank you for looking and for all your wonderful comments
Love Susan
xxx

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Sentimental Sundays....Easter or Spring

Hi Susan here....

Today at Sentimental Sundays we have started a new challenge and the theme is 'Easter or Spring'. Our sponsor for this challenge is Raindrop Echo Designs....
Take a look at this store, all the sentiments are designed by Ann Vento and they are some of the nicest sentiments to suit all the occasions that you would want.
For full details of the challenge and to see some fabulous inspiration from the design team call across HERE.

Now for my card....

My backing papers come from a 6x6 colossal pack by Papermania called Easter. I have stitched around all the edges. My flowers are from Hobby Craft, the leaves I made myself using white card and ink and a good pair of decal scissors. The two little padded eggs are from our stash.

This cute little image I have used many times has been designed by Lexi Lee and is available from Fairy Dust Crafts his name is Easter Bunny Max. I have used promarkers to colour the image.

My sentiment has been made on my computer. My ribbon and pearls as usual are from our local market.

Challenges entering

Thank you so much for looking and for leaving all your wonderful comments
Love Susan
xxx

Saturday, 16 April 2011

The Stamping Bazaar.....Marvin with Daisies....

Hi Susan here....

Each Monday on The Stamping Bazaar Blog we showcase all the creations made by the design team for the coming week using an image designed by Marina Neira for The Stamping Bazaar Store.

Each day of the week you will be getting inspiration from of our talented team. The DT are going to show you on their own blogs how they made their creations, and you will be able to follow the links to the image in the Store and for the next days DT member throughout the week.
 Today is my day to show you what I have made.....

Now for my card....
My backing paper is from Nitwits and I have used kraft card for the side border and backing for the image.
My ribbon and pearls are from our local market.
I have added glitter here and there.

My image designed by Marina Neira is 'MARVIN WITH DAISIES' and it is available from The Stamping Bazaar Store in digital form. I have used promarkers to colour it and then carefully cut the image out and layered it onto a piece of kraft card.

The little bird stamp that I used on a scrap of linen fabric is from Crafty Individuals. The flower I made using the same linen fabric and lace with the addition of a few pearls for the centre, how to make one of these beautiful flowers that I thoroughly enjoyed making is from HERE take a look at the video its fabulous.

Challenges entering -

Unfortunately there is no creation from Tina this week due to illness.....we hope you get better soon and return to our group Tina.

Don't forget to call again at The Stamping Bazaar Blog on Monday to see next weeks creations, and on Wednesday for our regular Special Designer Guest Spot.

Thank you so much for looking and for your wonderful comments
Love Susan
xxx


Friday, 15 April 2011

Fussy and Fancy.....For a Child.....

Hi Susan here...

Today is the chance for Group B at Fussy and Fancy to show you some inspiration for the ongoing challenge....Full details of the challenge can be found HERE....
The theme is 'FOR A CHILD'
Our sponsor for this challenge is Pattie's Creations.

Now for my card....

My backing papers are all from Nitwits, I have distressed and glittered all the edges. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the border. My ribbons and gems are from our local market. The little flower is from Hobby Craft.

This gorgeous little image is from Wags and Whiskers, it is called Snuzzle Love, I have used promarkers to colour the image.

The sentiment is made on the computer but the die cut frame is from Tickled Pink Stamps.

Challenges entering

Thank you for looking and for leaving your wonderful comments
Love Susan
xxx

Monday, 11 April 2011

A Special Blog Hop for Japan...

                             



Hello and welcome to a very special blog hop today!  
You may have been on the first hop that Whimsy put on for this special cause.  Well, there were so many who volunteered to join in that we had to do a second one!  The illustrators of Whimsy Stamps have come together to draw a special set of digi images for the purpose of raising money for the relief effort in Japan.  All proceeds from the sale of these images will be donated to that cause.   Kenny K, Raindrop Echo Designs, Meljens Designs, and Crissy Armstrong all contributed art work.

For the whole month of April, you can purchase the images as a set or individually (your choice) by visiting this page on the Whimsy store site.  Please consider helping this special cause by purchasing one or all of the digital images we are offering. 

If you have landed here from Lisa's blog, you are right on track.  If you have come here randomly and would like to start hopping from the beginning, please go to Ann's blog.   She has the blog rotation order posted if you need to refer to it.

The amazing ladies of two design teams have come together to host this blog hop for you!  The team from Sentimental Sundays and the Kenny K Krafty Girlz have joined forces to design some amazing jaw dropping creations for you.  You have seven days to hop through all the blogs and enjoy all the lovely creations from these talented people.

The hop runs from now through til Sunday April 17 at noon.  There will be several opportunities to win blog candy!  Four random commenters will get a chance to receive one of the three individual images or Ann's sentiment set.  So be sure to leave comments all along the way for your chance at a free digi!  Also, if you post the "Help for Japan" button on your blog's sidebar, you can enter into the draw for the grand prize!  The grand prize will consist of the entire digital set made just for this cause as well as a gift certificate donated by Ann of Raindrop Echo Designs worth $10 to use at the Whimsy Stamps store! To enter, you must help us advertise for this cause by posting the "Help for Japan" button on your blog's side bar (just grab it from my side bar or from the top of this post) and then get your name on the Inlinkz option on Ann's post so we can be sure to find the winner. 


Now on to my project: 
My backing paper and vellum is from a 12x12 scrapbook paper pack from Hot Off The Press called 'Flowered Handmade Paper', it is one of the most beautiful paper packs I have every used, the colours are so delicate, and all have beautiful vellums to match!! I have stitched all the edges, inked with distressing inks and then distressed. My small flowers are from Hobby Craft the larger pink and cream one I made using punches and inks. I hope you like the effect!

I chose to use on my card for this very special cause a word sentiment designed by Ann Vento. It is just one of many in a set that Ann has designed and you can find it HERE with all the other wonderful images that have been designed by the various groups that have been involved in this very special cause. The frame for the sentiment I made myself, then I inked and distressed the edges. The little butterflies have been made using a punch, inks to colour and then adding glitter and pearls. As usual the ribbons and pearls are from our local market.


Next you'll want to visit Nicole's Blog to continue hopping.  Thank you so much for stopping by, and for your support of this very worthy cause.

Love Susan
xxxx

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Tickled Pink Stamps Release Day Blog Hop!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey there everyone, Emma here...

YAYyyyyyy...its time for the Tickled Pink Stamps release day Blog Hop, Whooooo hoooooo!!!!!!!
It has been another exciting week of previews over at Tickled Pink Stamps introducing you all to the new  'Lil Pinkettes and Thank U Sentiments' and as always on every one of our release day blog hops you can be in with a chance of winning some amazing prizes so click HERE for all the details!!!

Now.....if you have arrived here from the lovely and very talented Debbie you are on the right track!!!


I have made another corner bookmark for todays hop....I love giving these as little gifts and they are a fab way of using up those scraps!!!  My lace and ribbon are from the market, the hearts I made from a Cuttlebug die and the little flowers are from Hobbycraft....


....'Lil Pinkette Pippa' designed by Stephanie Corfee has been coloured with grey lead pencil...


....The sentiment is part of the new 'Thank U Sentiments Set' designed by the very lovely Ann Vento, and I used the Pink Valentine Die available HERE at Tickled Pink Stamps.

Now your next stop in the hop is the lovely Fran....happy hopping everyone!!!!!!

Thanks for looking everyone and all the comments you leave me....
Big hugs
Emma xxx

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Tickled Pink Stamps Previews 'Lil Pinkette Pippa'....

Hey everyone, Emma here....

I hope you are all having a wonderful Saturday.....it is gorgeous here in Manchester today, so bright and sunny!!!!  Today at Tickled Pink Stamps we are introducing you all to 'Lil Pinkette Pippa' who is my very favourite from this release....so sweet!!!  Click HERE to check out the fabby inspiration from the rest of the Pink Ladies and guests!!!


I have made another little Easter gift....which I found how to make HERE, these are such a sweet gift for Easter and great at using a few scraps up!!!  'Lil Pinkette Pippa' designed by Stephanie Corfee has been coloured with grey lead pencil again....I am still loving black and white images!!!  The gorgeous sentiment is part of the new 'Pink Thank U sentiments set' designed by the lovely Ann Vento and will be released at Tickled Pink Stamps on the 11th April...


...My lace and ribbon are from the market...


....I stamped onto some fabric for the top of the little egg holder and just frayed the edges a bit, the stamp is from a set by Crafty Individuals.

Thanks for looking everyone and don't forget that tomorrow is our Release Day Blog Hop....loads of prizes to be won!!!!!

Big hugs
Emma xxx