Tuesday, 26 November 2013

We've got the Blues (and White) at LCI


This week's Ladybug Crafts Ink Challenge is a brilliant one, just in time for Christmas (or any other time, thinking about it!), as we'd love to see your 

Blue and White

creations - anything from a rich royal blue, to a frosty ice blue, or how about a regal navy blue?

Actually, I didn't realise it at the time, but I redecorated my bathroom in some lovely blue shades at the weekend... and re-painted the ceiling white too.  I didn't take any pictures of this particular ladybug taking the challenge a bit too seriously and painting herself white and blue as well... :-D  Still it looks a million times better and fresher now than it did on Friday!  I've just a few bits and bobs to finish, and some accessories to make, things that I had before to upcycle, and maybe treat myself to a new towel set, and it'll be back to bathroom heaven :-D

Enough of the rambling, back to the challenge... I went for a teal/turquoise blue, although I will say it's a lot more blue in real life than the piccies show!  That ribbon looks a bit green from here, but I promise you it's not!

 I've used some MME papers, not Christmas ones, but the colours work, and who'd know!

As I wanted some cards to send this year that were a bit more traditional, but still glam and in my normal style, and this one - Christmas Wreath Delight - is simply perfect.  I've coloured it with a selection of blue pens, adding a touch of green to the foliage, then adding a dash of glitter to the ribbon and some of the baubles.


 I decorated the inside to match - this sentiment was a freebie from a magazine

Hope you have fun joining in with this challenge

Thanks for stopping by

Sue xx

Be Krafty at Top Tip Tuesday


How are you?  OK I hope, I've not been about as much as I would have liked in the last week - sorry!  I have been busy though and have some things to share, hopefully in the next couple of days, if I remember to take some photos!

Anyway it's time for another Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday where this fortnight the challenge is to

Be Krafty

Just my kind of a challenge, as I am a proper convert to Kraft, and it seems to work with all sorts of colours. 

For this card I just let the Kraft do its thing, with just a hint of white and a pop of colour on the image. 

 I've used Snowman Ornament 1 from Bugaboo, who along with Shape EZ are this fortnights sponsors.  I love this cute little guy, but decided as he is quite simple to print him out three times and fussy cut and decoupage the layers up.  I'm itching to print him out again and try him as a CAS card - maybe I'll get the chance this week :-D

Sorry, this isn't the best picture, blame the photographer!

Thanks for stopping by

Sue xx 

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Getting Krafty @ LCI


This fortnights LCI challenge has been set by the rather fun and fabulous Sally (have you checked out her blog??? No, what are you waiting for??? Her cards are gorgeous!!!), who has asked us to

Get Krafty

Don't mind if I do!!!  Lol :-D

I do love a bit of Kraft CS, it really sets an image off - sometimes I use a colour or white, but Kraft is my go-to for a base card, and often for an accent too :-D

Sorry, there's me chatting, not showing piccies, again....

There's all sorts of stuff going on with this card, just love this LCI image - Tom and Snowman - I'm not too sure what the reindeer thinks about being used as a stepladder, but needs must ;-).  I took the colour cues from the lovely papers I got from Live and Love Crafts, and then just went nuts with Lace, Jute, Pins and a fabby brass mittens embellishment also from Live and Love Crafts, some flowers, button, ribbon and velvet ric-rac from my stash, and there are dew drop gems, embossing, glitter, and die cuts too.  The banner sentiment is from Stampin' Up, and although quite a few friends seem to have started selling their lovely products, I got these from Caroline a few weeks ago.  Naughty me, I didn't buy the die (is there a die for this one????) I just used my scissors... even if I had the die (if it exists!) I reckon when you are only cutting 3 out, scissors are far easier :-D  I've also gone a-la DT buddy and friend Julie and played loop-da-loop with the bakers twine.  I know it's a bit busy, but it's a Christmas card, and we are all busy at Christmas, so it kinda fits... LOL!!

Here's a close up of this cutie of an image :-D, and a different shot

Hope you like this one as much as I do


Sue xx

Exciting News!!


I've been itching to tell you a secret... good job my internet connection got affected by the storms a couple of weeks ago or I'm sure I would have blabbed before now!  Soooo... do you want to know?

Cool huh?  I do love a good tip - sometimes we all look at something and try to figure it out, and Top Tip Tuesday Challenge Blog gives away all those little secrets that all crafters, regardless of how long they've been crafting for, can benefit from

Shall I share my first creation as a newbie DT member?  Deneen found this little gem from back in 2010

Never being one for convention I flipped the sketch 90 degrees, and fiddled with the shapes a bit :-D

I like this card - it's quite flat (for me!) so at least one card this year isn't going to cost me a fortune in postage :-D

The papers are MME ones from my stash (still on a paper diet... I'm trying to use stuff up, worryingly I can't see any significant impact!!)

I just love this Nevaeh image from Saturated Canary - she's available as a proper stamp from Stamp and Create, one of this fortnight's challenge sponsors.  I really like using images throughout the year, just amending the colour scheme to suit - I can't wait to colour Nevaeh in spring colours when the weather turns warmer!

Hope you like my first card for Top Tip Tuesday Challenge Blog

Sue xx

Please may I enter these challenges