Thursday, 30 July 2015

Sugar Nellie Challenge

Hi Guys,
Its time for another challenge over at the Sugar Bowl
anything goes again and all you have to do is use a Sugar Nellie Image.
Thats soooo easy because there are so many to choose from.
I love them all.
Here is what I chose this time....
This is from the Autumn kit at Funky Kits. I just love her!
I've used my Derwent Inktense pencils to colour the image on the card.
Look how 'intense' those colours are.
I know I'm a pen and pencil addict but how can I not be with colours like this.
But I didn't finish there...
I decided to get out the skink plastic and stamp her again to make a little charm.
how tiny is she now!
here's a better look at the charm.
I coloured her with copics but if I can give you one little tip it would be to colour the shrink plastic
in lighter colours than you actually want because they will become darker when you shrink it.
I made a couple of acorns with the plastic aswell and added a couple of leaves which I bought from ebay some time ago.
(I knew I needed them for...something)!
Hope you like this as much as I liked making it and if you haven't tried shrink plastic yet, give it go...its so much fun.
you can find the Autumn stamp collection here
I hope you will come and join us at the sugar bowl so we can see all your creations too.
thanks for visiting my blog and I'd love it if you could leave a comment to say Hi and let me know you have been here today.
Hugs Suzanne x

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Flower inspiration

Hi Guys, I'm late today with my Creative inspirations DT card...
struggling my head at the moment but im here now and here is my Flower theme card

I used this lovely flower digi and coloured it with copic markers

I need some help with photography skills!
please come and join us at creative inspiration and share all your flower creations.
we are now on summer break so you have until 25th august to link your projects and we are all still here to check out your blogs and send some love.
hope to be visiting you soon.
hugs Suzanne x

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Pinterest project for July

Hi guys, some of you will know that my new years resolution for 2015 was to make pinterest project per month and I promised to blog what ever I chose even if it didn't go to plan.
well guess what?
this is one of those times!
I chose a gorgeous CAL bag to make.
you can find the pattern here
It looks great doesn't it.
I headed over to wool warehouse and ordered some lovely cotton yarn at a bargain price of 80p for 50g balls.
I treated myself to a good quality clover hook too and this was a wise choice, it made things much easier. Its surprising what a good hook can do.
So I settled myself down nice and comfy and watched the first part of the video tutorial which was amazing.
I got to work and was feeling really pleased with myself....
                                               the bag was coming along nicely,  but......

look how big it is!
I think I must crochet pretty loose or something because It's a huge bag.
I took it all apart!
I think this is called 'froggin' in the crochet world, I have no idea why.
I could be wrong so leave me a comment if you know better. I'd love to know.
Well I do love the pattern and I'm not the sort of person to give up too easily so I asked for advice in the CAL group on facebook and the ladies were amazing. thank you guys!
They told me to try using a smaller hook......
and the squares came out much smaller.
the stitches look closer together too so I was happy again....
I tried to be 'too' clever and I think its now too small.
I only used two squares instead of the three that the pattern requires. this means I had to change the amount of stitches and the size of the base....
oh boy what a headache!
the old saying about learning to walk before you run keeps coming into my head.
why do I have to mess with things and try to be too smart.
when will I learn to slow down?
The buttons I had bought were perfect for the pattern....
until I changed the pattern!
(smart ass)
the buttons are now too big.....
the bag is too small?
so guess what?
frogging it again!
Pinterest July project is my first fail.
Now I really must add the fail is my own stupid fault and its not Rebecca's pattern.
the pattern is great!
It was me trying to run...
watch this space because I will be back with the finished bag. I'm not going to give up.
I love the pattern...
I love the FB group...
I love the cotton yarn...
I love my new posh hook...
I DONT love my smart arse brain that told me to change the pattern. grrr I'm such an idiot!
apologies to Rebecca for messing up her bag.
I promise I will follow the instructions properly this time and just change the hook size.
(aww does that mean I get to buy another posh hook in a smaller size)?
there is a sliver lining after all!
Please check out Rebecca's blog and FB page to see all the amazing bags and gorgeous colour combo's that everyone has been making.
I'm in awe of all you clever ladies out there.
(hangs head in shame)
practice makes perfect...right?
My friend Margaret kindly joined in with the pinterest monthly challenge with me and I'm sure she will make something gorgeous again this month.
she is so talented.
please hop over to margaretsdesignercards.BlogSpot
to see what she has created.
I feel like a total failure but I did say at the start of the year that I would blog even if it was a total fail.
FAIL it is but this isn't the end of the story...
in the words of Arnie....
'I'll be back'
(putting on my best Arnie accent)
hmm that's possibly my second fail LOL
thanks for stopping by and please leave me a commnet to let me know you were here.
If you are a crochet'er (what is a crochet person called)?
and you know about 'froggin' please leave me a comment to explain it.
thanks again
hugs Suzanne xx


Wednesday, 15 July 2015

time to colour

its challenge time again over at Creative inspirations and Natalie has got a great prize up for grabs this week.
to be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is show off your colouring skills.
Ive decided to use my polychromo's for this card....
Ive kept the card simple to show off the colouring. I love using pencils.

this cute image is from bugaboo stamps.
please come and join us at Creative Inspirations and check out the prize.
hugs Suzanne x

Thursday, 9 July 2015

Bugaboo bears birthday party

Hi crafters,
I'm having trouble sleeping again tonight so I decided to give up trying and show you my latest card.
I've made this for my son who loves to party!
I love making this shape card which folds flat for posting.
This one fits into a 6x6 envelope.
How cute is the Bugaboo image, It is called Frame it, Birthday Bears.
you can get it here
I've coloured it with copic markers.
here is a list of colours used....
E31 E33 E25 E29 and R01 for the bears,
YG06 YG09 G07
R08 R39
BG01 BG05
I used a sparkly embossing powder on the balloons but it doesn't show up in the photo.
The balloons were stamped using a really useful stamp set from uniko stamps. I like this set as they stamp the whole balloon and not just a black outline of a balloon.  I really must visit their website again and buy some more stamps from then, they are great quality and delivery was super fast. You can find the balloon bash set here
I am going to enter this card into the challenge over at Bugaboo stamps.
thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave me some love in the comments box.
trust me when I say I could do with it at the moment.
hugs Suzanne x

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

happy mouse

Hello, I'm here with another challenge card to show you.
this week our theme at Creative inspirations is something girlie.
Girlie is so easy!
I've chosen a cute image from Bugaboo for this card
\I love these little mouse images and this one with the flower has to be my favourite.
I just love colouring these cuties.
I added some papermania flowers and gems to the embossed background.
I hope you will come along and join us this week.
We had lots of entries last week and some regular faces which we can't thank you enough for. we love to see all creations.
link you cards here
thanks for stopping by
hugs Suzanne x

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Anything goes card challenge

Hello, its time for another Anything Goes card challenge at creative Inspirations and we have a great sponsor this week
All Dressed Up digital stamps is going to give our winner not just one digi but two and you get to pick which ones you want.
here is the card I've made using a gorgeous christmas stamp

I really need some help with my photography!
ive used lots of pretty sparkles but it doesn't show in my terrible photo's.
please join us at creative inspirations blog this week.
I'm cutting this short today and im off to learn about taking a good picture.
hugs Suzanne x