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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Papertake Weekly GDT



Well....so much for my post scheduling today....grrrr...It's Tuesday so that means it's time for my next GDT card for Papertake Weekly Challenge...yay!! 

So for this weeks challenge is the sketch below....isn't it fab!!


For my card I have used papers from Pink Paislee Switchboard which I layered onto bazzill card.  I added some orange stitching. The stamp is from LOTV which I coloured with spectrum noirs.  The flowers are a mix of paper flowers from The Ribbon girl and rolled roses cut using one of the die-namics rolled rose dies....I then added pearls to the centres. I also added a piece of ribbon and tied a bow fixed with a button.


Fi
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Monday, July 28, 2014

Creatgive Blog Hop


Creative Blog Hop

I was asked by the lovely Susan if I'd like to join in with the Creative Bloggers Hop.  It's a continuous hop every Monday with a host of inspirational bloggers taking part every week.  
So onto the questions.

1. What am I working on?

I have not long finished some wedding stationery which seemed to take forever but now it's just really my DT cards at the moment....however I am intending making one of those big advent calendars....been putting that off for a few years now!

2.How does my work differ from others in my genre?

I'm not sure if I am that different, I do like to try new things from time to time and when i do have time to try something new however I think you will all agree....I do love my doodles!!


3. Why do I write/create what I do?

I love cardmaking and crafting...think I would be having withdrawal symptoms if I didn't!



4. How does your writing/creative process work?
I normally find the image that fits the theme of the card I am making, whether that's a just because card or one for one of my DT's.  I then find the papers that I think would work well with the image and then finally I colour the image to match the papers.  I definitely think it's best to colour your image to match the papers....that way you're not stuck choosing papers.

Now onto the 3 Wonderful Bloggers I picked to carry the baton next week.


Lis is one of my blogging friends and we have worked together in the past on a couple of DT's.....and has roped me into buying and using spectrum noirs...her cards are gorgeous and colourful!


Janine is another blogging budy, we are on a couple of DT's together.  Janine makes fabulous card and she's fab on a PC...she's amazing!! She's great to bounce ideas off too!!

Tracey
Tracey is another blogging buddy and is a star over at Sweet Stampin as she helps Abi and I out with the winners posts.  We joined the Sweet Stampin team at the same time....gosh it seems only yesterday but it's been a couple of years now! 

So that's my contribution to the Creative Blog Hop and it's now down to these ladies next week! 

Thanks for stopping by.

Fi
x

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Festival Lily...







A quickie tonight whilst I'm watching the opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games...yahoo!!

So there's a wee colouring competition over on Facebook on the Kit and Clowder page so I thought I would give it a bash.

The image is the freebie over on Facebook which I have coloured with spectrum noirs, the papers are MME - Hattie which I layered onto back card....and believe it or not there's no doodling but there is stitching.  I have also added lace and ribbon, the flowers are various die cut flowers.....oh and those teeny butterflies are just fab!! I added some glitter, pearls and gems to finish.


challenges:
ABC Challenge - P is for pearls
Stamping Sensations - summer blooms
Totally Gorjuss - butterflies
Bunny Zoe - bingo (flowers, lace, sentiment)


Fi
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A little elf made magic...





Hopefully when this post schedules it will still be lovely and sunny...

So here's my card for The Sugar Nellie blog and also my Christmas at Sweet Stampin card...two in one!!





So for my card above I have used papers from Bo Bunny Snowfall collection, I layered the papers onto kraft card and doodled, the stamp is Elf Made Magic from Sugar Nellie....which is available here!  I coloured this little fairy with spectrum noirs...I punched the snowflakes with a couple of different MS punches and then I glittered them up and stuck some pearls to the centres.  I added a lovely bow with a rolled flower and charm....hope you likey!!



Fi
x

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A day at the beach...



Howdy folks and welcome to my scheduled post...yep...working!!

Well hasn't the weather been glorious this week...I bet it's pouring down at the weekend when I'm off, that will just be typical!!

So this weeks theme over at Papertake Weekly is "Holidays", that means something that reminds you of the holidays, so that can be travel, beach or sea....so I have gone for the beach...if I am on holiday then this is what I would be doing...bliss!!

For my card I have used Little Umbrella which I coloured with my spectrum noirs, the papers are Echo Park - A Perfect Summer which I layered onto bazzill card and doodled around.  The scallops I made using my die-namics wonky scallop die, I added a piece of lace...although you can only see a teeny weeny bit. I made the sun using my sizzlits daisy die(snipped the ends off). I also chalked some clouds in the background...just very faintly, it is a sunny day after all!! I added a sentiment and some gems to finish.

challenges:
Creative Card Crew - sea/beach
Bearly Mine - lets go digital
Dies R Us - a day at the beach
My Mum's Craft Shop - summer or bright colours


Fi
x

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Buttons for Brains Dt card



Hey folks...just popping by with my DT card, for Buttons for Brains...



So the papers are all from the Doodlebug Kraft in Colour collection...they are really pretty and I have gone for just the purples on this one, the image is from Wild Rose Studio.  I layered the papers onto bazzill card and did my usual...doodling!!  The flowers are various in lilacy colours which were in my stash.  The button is also from my stash but you can also buy the twine from the Buttons for Brains store.


Fi
x

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Fairy Birthday...




Good morning Sugar fans and my Wednesday post over on the Sugar Nellie blog!

Hopefully when this post schedules it will still be lovely and sunny...so aren't enjoying all these fab new stamps, hey are so cute and available at Funky Kits.




So for my card I have used papers from Pink Paislee Switchboard....oh how fabby these papers are!! I layered them onto bazzill card. The stamp is called Fairy Birthday from Scrapberry at Funky Kits....and I coloured her with spectrum noirs, and then shaded with polychromos. The flower has been cut with my die-namics blueprints dies....finished with a couple of gems in the cofrners.

Pop back tomorrow for another wee SN post!!


Fi
x

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Papertake Weekly...





It's Tuesday so that means it's time for my next GDT card for Papertake Weekly Challenge...yay!! It only seems like yesterday that I posted last weeks...lol!!

So I was actually very organised in making this card as my friend asked me if I could make a card for her neighbour...and i had plenty notice so I made this a couple of weeks ago but with todays theme in mind!

So this weeks theme is "buttons, bows and bling"....so I have the bling(loook closely) and I have the bow.  Now you can add all 3 or go for just one.

I have used papers from MME - Oxford Lane which I layered onto bazzill card...oh yes and doodled aroiund the edges...I added a piece of lace which I thought was just the perfect colour to tone in with the papers.  The flowers are a mix...I made a few of them with my die-namics dies and the others are from The Ribbon Girl. The bow and the wording is also die cut...cute...aren't they?

Finally, the image is Opal from Stamping Bella which I coloured with spectrum noirs...and I added some stickles to bling it up a bit....hope you likey!!

challenges:
Bunny Zoe - bingo (flowers, lace, sentiment



Fi
x

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

A little bit of gorjuss...






Good morning sugar fans, I'm here with my scheduled Wednesday post!!

So this morning I thought I would give some gorjussness....although there's lots of new rubber out, we still need to remember those old stamps too, we can't forget about them now can we??

This stamp is Flower Girl which is one of my very first and favourite Sugar Nellie stamps from the Gorjuss collection at Funky Kits.  



I coloured this little cutie with spectrum noirs, (Lis's fault) the papers are from My Mind's Eye - Oxford Lane, which I forgot I had. I used my spellbinders curved borders die to make the scalloped edging (hmmm..Lis's fault)....oh that was tricky and as if I have all the time in the world just now, there is a knack to it but I got there in the end.  I layered my gorjuss girl onto a die cut circle and I free cut the scalloped circle to layer the image onto. I finished with some teeny weeny butterflies....hope you likey?

Pop back tomorrow for another wee SN post!!


Fi
x

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Papertake Weekly GDT card



Hey folks....just home from work and noticed my scheduled post hasn't posted...grrrrr!!

Here today's card for Papertake Weekly and this weeks theme is stars and stripes.

Now I was a bit under the weather when I was making this so I am not entirely happy with it however I think it would do for a bloke!!

I embossed a white panel with stars and die cut some stars too.  The paper was in my stash...not sure what make it is though!!

Pop over and check out the rest of the teams fab cards!!


Fi
x

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Buttons for Brains DT card



Howdy folks, just a quickie tonight as haven't been feeling well most of the weekend....but I do feel better tonight.

I'm sharing with you my card for Buttons for Brains.


So the papers are all from the Wild Rose Studio collection...they are really pretty IRL, the image is also from Wild Rose Studio.  I layered the papers onto bazzill card and did my usual...doodling!!  Tha flower has been cut with one of the die-namics blueprints...think it has to be one of my favourite dies but you probably know that already...lol!!


Fi
x

Saturday, July 05, 2014

End of summer...





A wee from me tonight....not sure about the colour, might need to re take the photo tomorrow.

The image is from Mo Manning which  coloured with spectrum noirs....which I am getting more used to.  The papers are MME My Girl, layered onto bazzill card....and doodled!!  The sunflower is a die-namics die...I added some extra shading to one of the layers,  The sun is also a flower die but I snipped the ends of to make it look more like a sun.  Those tiny butterflies are cut from a memory box die and glittered up with some stickles....hope you likey.

challenges:
Mo's Digital Pencil - it's a girl's world
Spectrum Noirs - summer
Crafty Little Fairies - summer fun



Fi
x

A little creativeness...






Good morning blogging buddies and my Sugar Nellie post.

Now this stamp is one of the fabby new stamps from the Scrapberry's range at Funky Kits...she's called Creativeness and is really, really pretty!!




I couldn't decode which stamp to use and then I discoverd these papers in my stash and well the rest is hostory....lol!!

So I couloured the stamp with spectrum noirs and did a spot of shading with polychromos.  The papers are MME Lost and Found (I think) which I layered onto bazzill card.  I added some pearls to the corners as I thought it needed something in the corners.  The flower and ribbon are just perfect summery colours so thought they went quite well too...oh and did you spot that tiny guitar charm...now how cute is that??

Pop back tomorrow for another wee SN post!!


Fi
x

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Papertake Weekly GDT card






It's Tuesday so that means it's time for my next GDT card for Papertake Weekly Challenge...yay!! It only seems like yesterday that I posted last weeks...lol!!

This weeks challenge is "anything goes"...can't be any easier now can it??

For my card I have used papers from Echo Park - Tis the Season which I layered onto bazzill card.  The stamp is Mr Snowman from LOTV which I coloured with spectrum noirs....the message is also from LOTV.  I added a couple of punched snowflakes which I glittered up, then added pearl to the centres and finished with those litte gems....I also followed one of the sketches over at LOTV.

                                                       challenges:
                              LOTV - it takes 2 (image and sentiment)


Fi
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Saturday, June 28, 2014

It's a Wonderful Day...






Good morning bloggers....it's the weekend...yay!!  I have been a bad blogger lately but things have been really manic at work however should settle down come Wednesday as I move into a new role....thank goodness, it's somebody else's turn to do the extra work!!

So I am combining both challenges today as I have been snowed under at work...so first up we have Buttons for Brains....





and next Sweet Stampin.....the theme this week is "Summer Fun"....a nice easy challenge!!

Our sponsor this week is Hobbykutz who are giving a £7.50 voucher for one lucky winner...woo hoo!!

So, I have to say that I just love blue and green together and for my card I have used those fabby papers from Doodlebug which are available from the Buttons for Brains store...they are just so vibrant and colourful!!  I layered the papers onto bazzill card and distressed the edges. The stamp is Wonderful Day from Funky Kits which I have coloured with spectrum noirs and shaded with polychromos.  The flower has been cut with a flower from one of the blueprints, the sun I cut with a sizzlits die and then dotted some gems on...

challenges:
Allsorts - summer girls
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Graph It's - anything goes
Stampin for the Weekend - anything goes
Wags n Whiskers - summer fun
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Deep Ocean - favourite colour combo
Addicted to Stamps - polka dots
My Mum's Craft Shop - ink it up




Fi
x

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Enjoy your Trip







Good morning sugar fans and my scheduled post for the Sugar Nellie blog.

Now this stamp is one of the fabby new stamps from the Scrapberry's range at Funky Kits...she's called Enjoy your Trip.






The papers are from Echo Park which I layered onto bazzill card, doodled around the edges as usual...lol, the image has been coloured with polychromos using blending solution...I have to say I do love that technique however very time consuming!!  I added some diamond glaze to the sunglasses to give a glass effect.  I also added a piece of lace fixed with some black twine and then added a wee camera charm and finally the flower is the layered rose from die-namics fastened with a jewelled brad and some ribbon leaves...hope you likey!!


Fi
x

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

GDT card for Papertake Weekly



Howdy folks and welcome to my scheduled post!  Well hopefully this will schedule as this blogger is playing up!

So today is my card for my guest spot over at Papertake Weekly, the them this week is the sketch below....isn't it fab!!

The papers are Echo Park Bundle of Joy - Girl which I layered onto baziill card, then of course doodled around the edges.  The image is Bunny Moon from Lili of the Valley which I coloured with spectrum noirs.  I added some tiny pearls made with my pearl pen and a couple of gems to the image.  The flower has been made using one of the die-namics blueprints dies.  Oh and I added a wee dummy charm aswell.....hope you likey!

Fi
x

Saturday, June 21, 2014

A wee cutie...



Good morning Saturday bloggers...looks like it's going to be another lovely day here in sunny Scotland!!

Today I'm sharing with you my DT card for Buttons for Brains.


The papers are from Wild Rose Studio ginghams and spots collections, the image is alWild Rose Studio which I have glittered up a bit.  I layered the papers onto bazzill card and doodled around them.  I added some flowers cut with my die-namics flower trio die which I doodled aswell and then added pearls to the centres and the corners of the layers.  That teeny sentiment is from Prima Marketing....think it's quite cute!!


Fi
x

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A little bit of Pippi...






Good morning Sugar fans...and here I am with my Wednesday post for  The Sugar Nellie blog!





So I was thinking that I had been neglecting my much loved Pippi which is available from Funky Kits so thought I would give her a showing off.  I have coloured Pippi with spectrum noirs and shaded with polychromos....I am loving them more and more!  I glittered up the wings and the frog...The papers are from Echo Park So Happy Together which I layered onto bazzill card....and yes I have doodled again!!  The flower has been cut with the die-namics blueprints and I doodled that too.

challenges:
Die Cuttin' Divas - things with wings
Fussy and Fancy - things with wings
Bunny Zoe - layers
My Mum's Craft Shop - ink it up



Fi
x

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Paperetake Weekly GDT card




It's Tuesday so that means it's time for my next GDT card for Papertake Weekly Challenge...yay!! It only seems like yesterday that I posted last weeks...lol!!

The them this week is "lace and /or pearls"....a nice easy challenge!!

For my card I have used Butterfly Meadow from LOTV and coloured with Spectrum Noirs, then shaded with polychromos.  The papers are ....mmm let me think about that one...possibly MME....oops!  I doodled around each of the layers and then stuck them to kraft card.  The lace was in my stash but it is from The Ribbon Girl, and those ribbon flowers are Tim Holtz trims...I just added the pearls to the centres.  Those tiny butterflies are cut using a memory box die and then I glittered them up...I sooooo love them!!  I finished with wee tiny pearls in each of the corners of the layers...#

                                                       challenges:
                                   The Ribbon Girl - colour challenge (ivory)
                                                 Bunny Zoe - layers
                                           My Mum's Craft Shop - ink it up


                                                              Fi
                                                              x

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Buttons for Brains DT card





Good afternoon bloggers...aand my next DT post.. 


So after a wee break from BfB I'm back with a card...this is my DT card for Buttons for Brains.  I thought these papers and stamp were a perfect combination...you can buy the papers here!!






The papers are Basic Grey Moni Ami which I layered onto bazzill card and doodled of course.  The stamp is one of those Gorjuss girls from Personal Impressions and coloured with spectrums and shaded with polychromos...quite simple really!!

Fi
x

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Hazel and Nutty






Good morning blogging fans and my scheduled post for todays post over on the Sugar Nellie blog!!

Now this has to be one of my favourite stamps from Sugar Nellie...it's Hazel and Nutty...aren't they a cute pair??

You can buy Hazel and Nutty from Funky Kits...in rubber...here!!  Or you can go for the digi version ....here!!


Now this is such a versatile stamp and can be used really for any occasion...and even Christmas!!

I have used papers from MME - Meadow collection, I inked up the edges of each of the layers with distress ink and layered them onto kraft card...oh doodled around the edges too...  I coloured Hazel with spectrum noirs and then shaded with polychromos...I am still practising with the spectrums but I think I am liking them more each day....I then glittered up the wings with glamour dust as the stickles didn't go so well. I made the flowers with one of the die-namics rolled rose dies, the grass and those teeny weeny butterflies are memory box dies which I glittered up with some platinum stickles.  I finished of with some wee pearls in the corners of the layers.

challenges:
Bunny Zoe - layers
Crafty Calendar - pearls and petals
My Mum's Craft Shop - ink it up
Stamping Sensations - animal antics




Fi
x

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

GDT for Papertake Weekly



It's Tuesday so that means it's time for my second card for Papertake Weekly Challenge...yay!! This weeks theme is "Father's Day"....so how easy can that be??

I have gone for something a wee bit different...the stamp is called Sail Away from Stampin up which I stamped onto kraft card.  The papers are Carta Bella Giggy Up Boy which was layered onto bazzill card. I also used several die-namics blueprints to cut out some elements for the card...hope you likey!!

challenges:

The Kraft Journal - for him
Crafts 4 Eternity - for the boys

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

A little Princess...





Good morning sugar fans and my scheduled post for the Sugar Nellie blog.

Now this little cutie is Princess and is available from the digital range of Sugar Nellie images over at Funky Kits.



The papers are from MME - Cambridge Court which I layered onto bazzill card, the image as I said is Princess which i have coloured with spectrum noirs.  The dies are die-namics, which are just fab!!  I added some tiny pearls made with my pearl pen to finish.



Fi
x

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Summer Girl...



Howdy folks...hope you are all well on this sunny day!!

Well this post was half scheduled and half not...I was on a high after my friend and I went to see The Eagles in concert....it was amazing and although they have been on the go forever...they can sing live even in their 60's!!  The only thing was strictly no photography etc...which was a wee shame cos I would have loved to have been able to get a sneaky photo but there was no chance as Security were all over it!!

So, anyway...I finished my post and here we have my card for Papertake Weekly Challenge...yay that's right I was asked if I would like to have a wee guest spot...of course I said yes.

The theme is "anything goes" with the option of something summery.

For my card I have used papers from Echo Park - Sunny Side, I stitched the layers onto bazzill card, the image is Summer Girl from Mo Manning which I coloured with my new spectrum noirs (it's all Lis's fault, she made me buy them)which I am getting used to but I am liking them and I then added some stickles to the ice lolly and the shades. I did some shading with polychromos. The sun has been made with a daisy die and I just snipped the ends off and attached a die cut button, I added pearls to the corners and added a big daisy and ribbon and finished with the stamped sentiment from CC Designs which I thought was perfect....hope you likey!!

challenges:
Addicted to Stamps - bingo(flower, pearls, di cuts)
Totally Gorjuss - stitches
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes
My Mum's Craft Shop - ink it up




Fi
x

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Father's Day or Special Man/Boy



Well better late than never with my card for this weeks challenge over at Sweet Stampin!!

The challenge this week is "Father's Day or Special Man or Boy"....so really quite open for your interpretation...

We are sponsored this week by...


..who are giving a $10 voucher to one lucky winner.

and we also have the wonderful Marianne Designs sponsoring us too...


I have made this card for my wee nephew to give to his daddy(my brother) on Father's Day. I have used papers from MME - Hattie which I layered onto bazzill card and I then doodled around the edges.  The stamp is Worried from Sugar Nellie which I coloured with....wait for it my new spectrum noirs.....which I am enjoying but still getting used to, and then I did some shading with polychromos cos I don't have the spectrum noir pencils yet...lol!!  I added a wee stamped message and a couple of buttons...hope you likey!!


challenges:
Crafty Catz - anything goes
Polkadoodles - men on our minds
Simply Create Too - Father's Day/Male
Charisma Cardz - Father's Day
Delightful Challenges - it's a guy thing
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Allsorts - one for the guys



Fi
x

Thursday, May 29, 2014

The Sugar Bowl - challenge 116





Good morning sugar fans!  

Well it's that time again, can you believe how the time is flhying by??  Yes a brand new challenge over at The Sugar Bowl......the theme this month is "Anything Goes".

Unfortunately this is the last challenge for a while until Karen makes some changes on the blog....so watch this space!!

This time the prize for one lucky winner is a sugar bundle of your choice with embellishments and papers from  FunkyKits...


...over 100 entries then that prize increases to 6 Sugar Nellie stamps...

Please remember to use a Sugar Nellie stamp...rubber or digi to be eligible. 

For my card it's the plain and simple look...the stamp is called Lil Sweet Pea which of course from Sugar Nellie and coloured with Promarkers for a wee change.  The papers are MME - Hattie which I layered onto kraft card.  I added a piece of lace to one of the layers, the flower has been cut using the layered rose from die-namics which I fixed with a pearl brad, I also added a ribbon bow and some pearls.


Fi
x

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Winking Student




Here sugar fans...my scheduled Wednesday post!!

Now this is Winking Student from the Simply Sassy range at Sugar Nellie and is a fabby wee stamp as we are coming to the end of school term so is perfect for the teacher, there's also some other student stamps you can find over at Funky Kits.



I have gone kind of CAS as again I wanted to focus on the colouring!!  I have used polychromos and blending solution to colour onto kraft card and I have to say I thought this was really therapeutic!!  Has anyone else tried using blending solution...if not you need to try it!!

I have used papers I had in my stash and layered them onto kraft card and added some starts made with one of the dies from one of the blueprints die sets.

Remember folks, there's a special promotion over at Funky Kits until the end of the month...check out the details here!!

Hope you like this weeks card and remember to pop back tomorrow for some more inspiration from the team.


Fi
x

Saturday, May 24, 2014

For Karen...



Happy Saturday everybody!!

I can now share my card that I made for my friend who was 50 years young yesterday.

I thought this stamp from LOTV was perfect for her as she constantly reminds us of how we are all fabulous at 50...so I tried to give her that message in the card. The papers are Prima Lifetime collection which are actually really gorgeous IRL.

I layered the papers onto kraft card, glittered them up and added a wee ribbon, charm and some gems....oh a button....and no doodles!!

challenges:
Bunny Zoe - flowers and charms
My Mum's Craft Shop - lots of layers
Allsorts - Happy Birthday
Totally Gorjuss - buttons and bows
That's crafty - kraft


Fi
x

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Candy winners

Good evening my luvvlies...just thought I would share with you tonight the winners of  my birthday candy surprise....so there's 2 prizes on offer and the winners are ..........

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no 7 Chris
and 
no 8 Sue

well done ladies...please email me at fiona-robertson1@sky.com and I will get your candy prize posted to you.

Fi
x