Thursday, 31 March 2011

A dear Friends Birthday Card

It was a dear friends birthday recently and as she now has received this card I thought I'd share it with you all now as well, it's a bit of a joke as her own husband had her down as being a year older than she actually was, cardinal sin I know, poor man, fingers crossed he gets it right next year, as its a big one next year.

I thought I'd risk it and use my Ethel and Murray stamps to make her card, its been a while since I had these out, and have to say I'd forgotten how great they are, and the sentiments are fantastic as well, my other half thought I might come back with my head in my hands when he say the card, but I have to say she liked the card and I am here to tell the tale (well until her next birthday anyway hahahahaha)

Used to make this card

Image - Ethel and Murray Collection from creative expressions
Coloured with - Copics
DP - Bo Bunny
Sentiments - Ethel and Murray collection
Ribbon and Charm from stash
EK Success daisy punches and Martha Stewart Leaf punch
And a bit of bling to finish the card

Well thats it for today, off to tackle some of the dreaded H word, ironing needs done but I'm afraid the fairy must have lost my address as she's not been and waved her wand in a long time, hahaha.

Thanks for looking


XX Fiona XX

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Less Is More Wk 9

Another new challenge was posted up at LESS IS MORE on Saturday morning, the fab Chrissie and Mandi have given us a sketch to use this week and asked that we use a DL card this week, this is a card I use to use a lot but recently have got back into the square cards, so this challenge really suited me.

This is what I have come up with this week.....

Used to make this card .....

Image - Ma Casa from Hero Arts
Coloured with - Prismas
Cuttlebug and Nestabilites
Creative Expressions embossing folder
Vintage photo distress ink
Ribbon - Papercraft Boutique, Elgin

I could have sworn I had a lovely sentiment stamp that says New Home, but I have hunted high and low for it and it still seems to have disappered into the black hole of crafting goodies, whats the bets it turns up in the next few days when I no longer need it.

Thats it for today, as we are off out tonight we're taking the two boys to see X Factor tour, and they are both so excited already.


XX Fiona XX

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Sugar Nellie Facbook Challenge Week 9

Oh me how the time is flying, i got rather lost at the weekend, the boys had gradings for their kick boxing and Conner lso had a dragons grading, so we were kept busy running them around everywhere, nevermind, on the upside they passed them all and came home with new colour belts, so proud of them both.

Sunday means time for another new challenge over at SUGAR NELLIE on facebook, and as its Mothers Day in the UK on Sunday I was thinking flowers, flowers and more flowers, so this week I asked the girls to come up with creations with flowers, any sort of flowers they could be part of your image, punched, handmade or bought, the choice is yours, the only thing you must use is a Sugar Nellie image of your choice, any range and any stamp from the vast colllection of Nellies.

This is the card I came up with ..

Used To Make The Card

Image - Hippie Love from Sugar Nellie/Funky Kits
Coloured with - Promarkers/Copics and Prismas
DP - Bo Bunny
Sentiment - Personnal Impression
Swirl Stamp - Personnal Impressions
Ek Success Daisy punchs, Stampin Up punches
Cardstock - The Paperterie and DCWV
And a little bit of bling

I think this is my favourite image from the latest collection of Simply Sassy images, I just love the look of her, and her hair, she really is a Hippie girl of the 60's, and no I'm not old enough to remember them x

Wasn't sure about the colours to start with, but am really happy with the finished card, now off to finish the insert and get it bagged up.

Thanks for looking


XX Fiona XX

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Happy Thursday girls, thought today I'd share my card from Sundays with Santa, we're a small group of like minded crafters who are determined not to be caught out in December and be making christmas cards right upto the last minute, so we get together on a Sunday and make a Christmas card every week, hence the name of our wee group Sundays with Santa.

This week I thought I'd try something simple and hopefully you'll think stylish too I rather like it, but then I am a little biased of course. I really did stayt with the simple and no fuss for this card.

Used to make this card.

Sentiment - Paula Pascal set
Stamped in - Broken Chine Distress Ink
Ribbon - Local craft shop
Cardstock - The Paperterie
Used Cuttlebug and a cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder

In fact I liked the finished design of this card so much I made another 5, so I now have a set of 6 in this colour and I think I'm going to make more but try them out in different coloues and ribbons, these were so simple and so easy to do, they could be on a lot of fireplaces and walls come christmas this year.

Anyway thanks for taking the time to visit and blog and feel free to leave me some comments I am trying harder this week to come and visit you all.


XX Fiona XX

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Less is More - Week 7

Good Morning, Its Tuesday and that for me means its time to share my card for the fantastic LESS IS MORE challenge blog, if you've not yet popped over and joined in the fun, this could be the week that you take the plunge and join the craze of simplicity at its best, this week Chrissie and Mandi have really had me scratch my head, not only do they want simplicity like every wekk but this week they want
as well, well i've had a bash and this is what I've come up with.....

I've really loved playing along in this new venture, and this week was no difference, although it did take a lot longer than I had imagined it would to produce this card, as the first few attempts went in the bin as I wasn't happy with the layouts at first, so after several different compostitions I think I've got there.

Used to Make this Card

Images - Create a scene by Creative Expression
Stamped in - Vintage Photo Distress Inl
Sentiment - Visiable Images
Cardstock - The Paperterie

Right then I better move and get the kids to school and tackle some housework, as I was out at card class last night and had a great evening, and am hoping to get out to bead class later in the week, so its heads down and tackle Adams bedroom he's just got new more grown up furniture and a new bed, so its now time to tackle all the toys and books and find homes for them all


XX Fiona XX

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Sugar Nellie On facebook Week 8

Happy Sunday Girls, can you believe thats another week over, this time next week we will be in british summer time, looking forward to the longer evenings and the warmer temperatures, although I have to say today was really lovely, a real spring day in the North East of Scotland and could I get my boys outside for a while, well eventually with a bit of kicking and screaming, and hiding the laptop as well. LOL.

Anyway Sunday means its time for another new challenge to keep your crafty fingers nimble, over at Sugar Nellie on Facebook, and this week I was raking my brains on what to set this week, I have a list of ideas and a list of cards I need to make for orders and for family birthdays so I have tried to tick something off both lists this week, and I think I've done it, by this week asking you all to make


Used to make this card

Stamp - Little Farmer from Sugar Nellie/Funky Kits
Coloured with - Promarkers and Copics
DP - DCWV A guys Stack
Cardstock - The Paperterie
I have used my Cricut and George cartridge to cut the "2 Today"

I have to admit I love this image, coming from a farming background, having two boys, and two little nephews who are totally tractor mad, this image was a huge must have for me, I can assure you this sweet little rubber image is going to be inked up so many times.

I really hope you all take the time to come over and join us this week at Sugar Nellie on facebook and you could be the winner of a rubber stamp of your choice.


XX Fiona XX

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Sundays with Santas

Well I have been playing catch up this week, as I lost track of a week or two for the Sundays with Santa group, and I vowed that I was going to keep on track with my christmas cards this year and this was my way of doing so, so this week I've spent a hour or two catching up and these are my cards.
The first one is for the theme of "Oh Christmas Tree" and I was the one that choose the theme so felt I really had to join in.

So heres the card I came up with........

Used To Make This Card...

Image - Sugar Nellie by Elisabeth Bell (sorry no longer available)
Coloured with - Promarkers
Sentiment - Stampin Up stamped in Ruby Red Stampin UP
Cardstock - The Paperterie
Cuttlebug, embossing folder, Martha Stewart border punch.

The next card I have to share is last Sundays challenge for Sundays with Santa, and the fab Cathy choose the theme and asked us to use Gingerbread as the theme, at first I had no idea what I was going to use, then rummaging the rubber boxes I remembered the mangas from Sugar Nellie and in particular the super cute image called GINGERBREAD.

Heres what I came up with..........

Used to make this card.....

Image - Gingerbread from Sugar Nellie
Coloured with - Promakers and Copics
Sentiment - Inkadinkado
Card Stock - The Paperterie
GlamourDust and Flowersoft to add the sparkle and the snow
And Stickles, after all christmas needs sparkle and glitter.

I love this image, its perfect for those girlie cards and this one I think os heading for my neice this christmas, might have to make another couple of Adams friends.

Anyway thats me caught up for another day or so, off to colour an image or two for next weeks cards.

Thanks for taking the time to read my ramblings.


XX Fiona XX

Friday, 18 March 2011

Sugar Nellie On Facebook - Week 7

Well here we are girls Week 7 already, can you believe it, seems like yesterday it was only an idea in the back of my head and here we are storming through challenges, and every week your entries amaze me, thanks girls for backing the fun over on Sugar Nellies Facebook page,

Anyway its week 7 and this week I asked you all to show us some embossing on your cards, and so far your cards are all stumming, love them all, everyone of you should be winners, but there can only be one so good luck everyone xx

So heres my card for this week ...

Used to make this card

Image - Sugar Nellies Pirate Monkey (sorry but its no longer available)
Coloured with - Promarkers
Sentiment - Personnal Impressions
Cuttlebug and an embossing folder
Cardstock all from The Paperterie in Dyce (our local paper factory)

Heres a close up of the wee cute fella....

Got to admit this was one of my early Sugar Nellies and is still by far one of my favourites and receives an inking on a regular basis.

Anyway if you've got time to join in you've got until Sunday noon to join the fun and post your card.


XX Fiona XX

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Less is More week 6 - Off the edge

Oh me where is this week going, OK, then this week has flown past way quicker than I would like, so onto this weeks challenge at LESS IS MORE, Chrissie and Mandi you have got us all thinking outside our usual box, and I have to say I for one am loving it Thank You girls xx.

This week its a one layer card and the image must be off the edge, I have to admit I had a good rummage through and my stamps before I settled on which one I wanted to use, by have to say I am quietly happy with the choice I made this week.

So heres my entry this week...

Used to make this card were

White cardstock - The Paperterie (the local paper mill in Aberdeen)
Heart Stamp - Inkadinkado set
Sentiment - I have no idea where it came from I found it in the bottom of a box.
Stamped with - Ruby Red from Stampin UP

Thats it, nice and simple and quite effective I think.

Thanks for all your comments, and I'll try and visit more of you next week.


XX Fiona XX

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Sundays are Santa day

Good Morning It's Thursday, and I thought today I'd blog my Sundays with Santa card from the wee facebook group that has been going for several weeks now just for fun and to get those christmas cards underway.....

This week when the theme was posted up as Pink and Brown, I was like no way can I do a christmas card in Pink and Brown and after several images being thrown into the recycling bucket, I finally came up with this weeks card, which for me is very clean and very simple, but I love it and am reproducing a few of them for my friends this christmas........

Something different for me, as I normally do square cards, but thought I'd go back to my old favourite DL cards, and I think it works quite well on this size of card,

Used to make this card

Stamps - Paula Pascal Set for Personnal Impression
Sentiment - Personnal Impression
Ink used - Stampin up
And a drop or three of stickles on the baubles as Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a little sparkle.

Thats it for this card, very simple.


XX Fiona XX

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Less Is More

Wow, week 4 already, how time flies when we're having fun, its amazing to see how everyone intreprets the same theme/receipe/idea and inspiration, and i have to say a huge thanks to Mandi and Chrissie for setting up this challenge blog, its really made me dig threw some of my stamps and see them in a totally new light, thanks girls xxxx

This week we were given the receipe to use of 3 SQUARES, as first I had no idea how or what to use in this weeks challenge, but after digging out some christmas stamps for another project a bell started to ring and the old brain cells started to work and this is my card for this weeks 3 squares challenge at Simply Less is More ........

USed to make this card

Stamps - Paula Pascal set
Ink and Card stock - Baja Blue from Stamping up
Martha Stewart Border punch

Thats all this week, not a lot, but I am happy with the card, and think I may be making a few more of these soon and storing them away in my christmas box until later this year.

Anyway thats it for this fine Tuesday, Hope you are all well and usual all comments are gratefully received.


XX Fiona XX