Sunday, 31 January 2016

PinChers monthly challenge January 2016

Hello crafters, wow its 2016 already which means our pinterest challenge has entered its 2nd year.
I'm so pleased Margaret agreed to carry on with me this year and we have two more members from far and wide across the globe. Isn't the internet amazing!
you can meet the ladies by clicking on their names below.
HUGE welcome my little pin-chickadee's!
while chatting as a group we decided we needed a name and one of the ladies came up with pinChers, because we choose a 'pin' each month and pinch it, clever aye!
we also liked pin chicks so we are now officially the pin chicks from the pinChers challenge.
so what is this challenge?
well we are all addicted to pinterest right?... right!
and we all save millions of pins right?... right!
but how many of us actually make any of the saved projects?... come on own up...
so that's where we come in....
each month we choose a pin from pinterest and have a go at it.
I often fail but still blog as you will soon find out if you stick with this post.
the other ladies are super talented so you will see some amazing work from them if you click on their blogs. I'll add links further down this post.
The project you pinch can be absolutely anything as long as you find it on pinterest, crochet, cardmaking, tatting, altered art, cooking, gardening or even a household cleaning tip (hmm like you will see many of those on this blog..... cleaning is bad for your health)
we shall blog on the last day of the month.
If you fancy joining us you are more than welcome, just contact one of the pinchicks and let us know. you can join for the whole year or just for the month. we are an easy going group who believe crafting should be fun and not stressful so there is never any pressure here.
ok I can here the chick in my head saying 'oh get on with it suzanne'!
so I will shut up and show you my pin...... NO LAUGHING!!!!
what do mean 'what is it'?
its a crochet rose brooch.

and my second attempt didn't turn out any better!
look at the white arrow.... the instructions say I will be able to 'clearly' see my 7 sts.... 'clearly' I can't!
and look at the huge loops on the outside of my leaf.... oh, did I mention this is a leaf? yeah I know, its hard to tell!
well obviously the cotton was the wrong sort of cotton.... (always blame the tools Suzanne)
I didn't have the right cotton because if I did this would have turn out stunning. (yeah right)!
ok ok I admit.... its rubbish LOL but its a pin and i'm not ashamed to blog. we all have to learn and the more we mess up the better we become.
 so if you want to see some good stuff now
have a little bloghop and visit the rest of the chicks.
in no special order....
Margaret (uk)
Carollyn (usa)
Muskaan (india)
I absolutely love the fact that the web has bought us closer together.
enjoy the blog hop, I know I will and thank you for visiting me today.
hugs Suzanne xx

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Anything Goes challenge at Creative Inspirations

Today is the start of a new challenge at creative inspirations and we would love to see anything you have created. that's right, its an 'anything goes' challenge.
here is my card...
I used copic markers to colour the sweet little image.
you can find links to the image on the C.I blog here
and that's also where you can add your creations if you would like to join in.
as always we have a lovely prize up for grabs.
we had so many entries for the floral challenge, it was great to visit all your blogs. I hope you will all join in again this time.
hugs for now
Suzanne xx

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

floral cards this week!

Happy new year to everyone from the Creative Inspirations team.
we hope you will enjoy creating with us.
we are now a two week challenge so you have plenty of time to make something and share it with us. we love visiting your blogs.
this week the theme is florals.... simple as that!
here is my card...
I have a few Thank You's to send out so my DT work has been used for that at the moment.
the floral theme was a great excuse for me to use my new Tim Holtz flower punch. yep I said 'punch'!
Tim has a new range of punches and this one is so lovely, I'm really happy with it.
the first few times I used it it left the cardstock greasy but I closed it on some kitchen paper over night at its cured the problem.
these flowers are super easy to make, just punch 4 flowers and scrunch them up before layering together. I find a sprintz of water before scrunching makes a huge difference and also helps the flowers to stay firm and not squish in the post.
come and check out our prize at creative inspirations and maybe our DT will inspire you to join in.
hugs Suzanne x

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

sugar bowl challenge... anything goes!

Ow gosh please forgive me for the late post!
i'm rushing around like a headless chicken and not getting very far.
anyway, i'm sorry i'm late but here is my latest card for the sugarbowl challenge....
I've used various grey copic markers for the image and love hoe it turned out.

I made the flowers with my new tim holtz flower punch. a little on the expensive side in my opinion but I still love it and will be using it a lot more so watch out for other flower designs using this one punch.
the challenge lasts all month so you have plenty of time to join in and we love to check out your blogs and creations.
you can find us here
the theme is Anything Goes but you must use a sugar Nellie digi image or stamp.
thanks for stopping by today.
hugs suzanne x