Saturday, September 24, 2022

Nope, no way, not yet!

 Good evening blogworld,

There's actually two nope, no way, not yets' to cover here.  One is it's time for a new challenge over at Sweet Stampin' and the challenge theme this fortnight is 'Christmas in September', good for all you wonderfully organised people who are already making their Christmas cards.  

For all the others, me really!, it's oh my Lord - nope, no way, not yet is the year working it's way to Christmas! I'm also not supposed to be here this week, it's not my Team's turn, but Winter brain has already set in and I made a card before I realised that it wasn't my Team. I've made no secret of the fact that Christmas isn't my favourite time of the year but there you go - I've made a card already and someone will be very honoured to have this hen's teeth of an item I'm sure.

Please come join in with the challenge, my Teamies - well this weeks' temporary Teamies - have made a wonderful selection of inspiration cards which are well worth a pop over and look at.  Do however remember this is a stamping challenge so your entry does need some element of stamping (rubber or digi) on it.

The card:

Supplies used:

Rubber stamp:
Whimsy Stamps - Penguin Christmas Sweetheart
coloured with my Copics

Creative Expressions - Sue Wilson 'Big Words'
unbranded stitched rectangle dies

Anything else:
Cuttlebug embossing folder - snowflakes
doesn't show up very well in the picture at all, but I promise it's there.

The other nope, no way, not yet is that TTT goes off on her Iceland adventure tomorrow.  We have to be outside school (about a 15 min drive away) for 5.20am!!! We've spent all day buying last minute supplies, packing the suitcase and double checking that she's got everything she needs for this grand adventure.  We pick her up next Saturday at 2am, when she will no doubt be very tired and grumpy!

Anyways I'm extremely late with this post - see reason above - and as it's nearly 8pm I'm off to bed to get ready for my early start in the morning.

I'll link up to some challenges and then that's it I'm gone!

See you soon,

Passion for Markers: Week 659 - Use a rubber (or clear) stamp

Crafty Catz: Challenge #607 - Anything Goes - make it cute

Aud Sentiments Challenge: #297 Christmas + a sentiment

Thursday, September 22, 2022

One for the boys

Good evening blogland,

Just back from a school evening presentation on GCSE revision - things are getting real now that TTT is in Yr11 and GCSEs are a 'real thing'! 

Therefore I am relaxing by surfing and realised it's been nearly a week since I posted a card last, so here's one for the little boys out there! This one was made for the challenge on All Dressed Up's Facebook group, the challenge runs until the end of September and themed For the boys so cards featuring any ADU image from the 'boys' selection. Here's the card:

Supplies used:

Digital stamp:
All Dressed Up - 3, 2, 1 GO!
coloured with my Copics (the image is the boy, 3,2,1 Go and the car - I created the scene)

Rubber stamp:
Catherine Pooler - All Around Wishes

Pretty Pink Posh - Scallop Borders 1
Un-branded stitched rectangles

Anything else:
Stiped card
black card

Hope everyone else is having a less stressful evening!

See you all soon,


Krafty Chicks Challenge - #630 All Occasions

Addicted to Stamps and More! - Challenge -438 Birthdays

Gem of a Craft Challenge: Wk 19 - Anything Goes

Sunday, September 18, 2022

A Facebook freebie

Good morning blogworld,

I will, I'm sure, eventually get back into a normal routine with blog and cards, at the moment all I seem to be able to manage are DT projects. It's taking longer this year after the summer holidays to get back into the swing of things and I've no idea why.

In the meantime here is my latest All Dressed Up (ADU) DT card. Although it's not strictly a Design Team make, ADU and Kit and Clowder Colouring Facebook Groups are having a joint special offer - a free digital stamp when you sign up for both groups! The ADU digi stamp is in the Etsy shop to buy, and those stamps are really reasonably priced so you could just treat yourself if you like the stamp and aren't a Facebook person, I know I've been known to do something like that :-)

If you are a Facebook person here are the links to the Facebook Groups:

All Dressed Up Digital Stamps

Kit and Clowder

If you like colouring I would heartily recommend Kit and Clowder, it's a fabulous group and Alyce who runs it, and the website, is an absolute genius when it comes to colouring - markers and pencils.

Here's my card:

Supplies used:

Digital Stamp:
All Dressed Up - Dog Walker
flipped and coloured with my Copics

Rubber Stamp:
Taylored Expressions - Think Happy Thoughts

Taylored Expressions - matching die with stamp set
un-branded stitched rectangles

Now I just have to get my backside in gear and get this linked to a few challenges and it might feel like I'm somewhere near blogging 'normal'. Oh and make it round blogs to look at everyone's makes, I haven't done that in ages!

See you all soon,

Challenge /s:

Passion for Markers: Week 658 - Use your favourite tool and/or embellishment. I think it's probably blindingly obvious that my favourite tool is my die-cutting machine! I think I've used it on every single card since I got my very first Cuttlebug over 20 years ago! Unless you can count Copics as 'tools' - and I would if I could! ;-)

Crafty Catz - Challenge 606 - Technically the card I used for a matt is a metallic purple, but I'm guessing that's not really in the spirit of the challenge.  So I'm going for the Anything Goes part!

As You Like it Challenge : Favourite - Metallic or Glitter card - oh metallic everytime! I have a DCVW metallic stack that I've had for years (beautiful colours) and I love it - I've no idea what I'm going to do when it runs out as it's so old I doubt I'll be able to find it again. Glitter is too messy for me.