Monday 29 June 2009


Apologies for not being around to visit everyone,but my blog isn't playing ball just now.The playlists are having problems and it's taking ages for the blog to load.It's soooooo slow and I just don't have the time just now to faff about.It seems to be a known problem and resolves itself.I've got a challenge card here waiting to upload but it's just too slow at the moment,so I've given up trying for now.
I'm off to see ACDC tomorrow at Hampden which should be fantastic,but a bit hot hot hot I think.So plenty of sun cream,water and of course some chocolate to keep the blood sugar levels
Hopefully the blog will be back working properly and I can play catch up with everyone.It's taken me ages just to get this post up...grrrrrrr.

Cass xxx

Thursday 25 June 2009

Final Teacher's Card

This is the last card for Louis teachers.This one is for his class teacher who is retiring.I've used a Sugar Nellie Home Grown stamp of the little boy artist but didn't ink up the handprints on the board.I decided to write the sentiment on there instead.The little boy is so like Louis with his'm glad to get them all finished.

Image - Sugar Nellie Little Artist coloured with Copics
Cardstock - SU Choc Chip and Core'dinations
Papers - Bo Bunny Abbey Road
Sentiment - Hand Written
Ribbon - SU Choc Chip
Punch - MS Doily Lace
Flowers & Brads - Papermania

Off to finish a birthday card and make a start on a couple of wedding cards.I'm also off out tomorrow night on a hen night to the Curry Karaoke.Last time I went I got up and sung Bon Jovi.Think I'll hide under the table this

Cass xxx

Saturday 20 June 2009

A Blonde A Brunette And A Redhead for Friday Sketchers 57

Well I already had these 3 cards made up for Louis teachers,they were just missing the sentiments and noticed they fitted in with the Friday Sketchers sketch if I flipped it,so I hope that's allowed.I made them all the same layout and just coloured them differently.One is a blonde,one a brunette and one a redhead,like the 3 yes....those flowers again.I promise I'll give them a miss for a while.

Image - Gorjuss girl coloured with Copics
Cardstock - Core'dinations
Papers - Papermania Venetian skies
Cuttlebug Embossing -Swirls and Birds
Sentiment - SU
Punch - EK Success Flower
Pearl Brads - Papermania
Pearls - Kanban
Glitter - Copic Glitter Pen

Same as above only
Papers - K&Co Madeline

Same as above
Papers - Basic Grey Wisteria

Well it's a sunny and showery day here today and got lots to do.Presents for teachers and a visit to Craftology.So I'm off to get ready.Will be round for a hop later.

Cass xxx

Thursday 18 June 2009

Busy busy busy

Sorry everyone for not visiting your lovely blogs over the last week,but it's been a busy week with one thing and another.I'm beginning to think I'll meet myself coming
I've not got any cards to show you just now although I do have a few in various stages of completion,mainly for Louis to give to his teachers.He has a few due to his special needs in school.Hopefully I'll get them finished and pop them on.
Last night I went to see Tesla in concert (who I hear you ask?) they're an 80's American rock band so probably all too young to know them (unlike me!) and my ears are still ringing.So for anyone who is remotely interested here's a song off their new album (it's a ballad).Pause the other music first or you'll get one mighty noise.

I'll try and start getting round all my lovely bloggy buddies tonight and try and catch up,with a break to watch The Big Bang Theory of course,as it's the last in the series.

Cass xxx

Monday 15 June 2009

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 64 Quotations

I decided to make this Criss Cross Card using the tutorial HERE on SCS.After making up the size stated I decided it was a bit on the small side so added and extra inch on to the measurements.I've coloured Miss Anya in with my Copic markers. The papers are from The Sweet Shoppe and called Persimmon.You may notice the are very similar to MME Bloom & Grow and are designed by the same person.So I can keep my MME papers to stroke and just print out these to've used my EK Success Flower punch to punch the flowers from the same papers....and yes I've crumpled them again (you'll probably see me doing this loads and will get fed up seeing them!)The borders are a Sizzix die from the Hello Kitty range.I decided to use this lovely quote on my card and so it fitted in perfectly with the Cute Card Thursday Challenge which was quotations.

Image - Miss Anya from The Greeting Farm coloured with Copics
Cardstock - SU Sage Shadow
Papers - Persimmon from The Sweet Shoppe
Nestabilities - Petite Ovals and Scallops and Labels
Sizzix Die - Hello Kitty Scallops
Punch - EK Success Flower and SU Tab
Gem Brads - Papermania

Well today was a busy day.Louis had his school sports day and I had my last scrapbook class until September.To top it all off we had a power cut about 6pm tonight and the power didn't go back on until just before 11pm.Just as well I was out at my class.No TV or internet as router was off.Felt like my arm was missing not being

Cass xxx

Thursday 11 June 2009

A Simple Birthday Card

This is a simple card I made for a friends birthday.She loves elephants,so I used a Little Claire elephant stamp and coloured it with my Copics.I used my Copic glitter pens to bling up the flowers a bit.The papers are one of my faves Daisy Buckets Little Black Dress.I've kept the card fairly simple (makes a change for me).Just added a bit of black organza ribbon and some little red flowers.

Image - Little Claire elephant coloured with Copics
Papers - Daisy Buckets Little Black Dress
Sentiment - Woodware
Pearls - Kanban
Copic Glitter Pens - Black and Red
Ribbon and flowers from stash

Well I'm off to try and finish a LO for my scrapbook class at Craftology on Monday.This is the last until after the summer.I don't really post them on here as I know most are cardmakers that pop by so I just stick them on my slide show.I really feel like just putting my feet up though as i'm knackered after doing Body,but I better give myself a shake and get it finished.

Cass xxx

Sunday 7 June 2009

Mum's Birthday Card & Simon Says Stamp Challenge

Today is my mum's birthday,so as she's a lady of elder years,she wouldn't appreciate a cutesy card really so did a vintage again.I know she loves this style of card so went with it for her birthday card.I made a few Mother's Day cards in a similar style way back in March as some of you may have seen from previous blog posts back then.I really had a ball with the distressing,using my files and inking with my Distress inks,crumpling and tearing and generally getting in a'm entering it into the Simon Says Stamp Blog Challenge which is "Let's Craft With Tim" or "inspired by Tim." I'm not sure if mine qualifies as it's only got the sentiment and swirls stamped,but I definitely went wild with the distressing.
I used Stampin' Up designer papers and crumpled them up quite a bit and then opened it back out and inked all the creases with Scattered Straw Distress Ink.I used a recycled piece of corrugated cardboard and cut it to the size of the card which is 8x8 and then tore a hole in the middle and inked the edges with Tea Dye Distress Ink.The image is from a disc of vintage ladies which I printed onto Safmat (again) and applied to some card.I then distressed the edges and again applied Tea Dye.The swirls are Rhonna Farrer Autumn Leaves stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia.The corner papers are Sandylion music score which I again distressed and inked and stamped the swirls.The sentiment is stamped on recycled packing paper and mounted on card to make it more firm.The letters are American Craft Thickers sponged with both Distress inks and lightly dusted with Ranger Perfect Pearls as are the flowers and butterfly.My mum loved it so I'm

Image - Vintage Ladies CD printed on Safmat
Cardstock - Recycled Corrugated Cardboard
Papers - SU Tea And Crumpets,Sandylion Music Score
Sentiment - Penny Black stamped on recycled packing paper
Swirls - Rhonna Farrer Autumn Leaves
Inks - Distress Inks (Scattered Straw and Tea Dye) and Versafine Vintage Sepia
Flowers - Prima Artful Collage
Pearl Brads - Papermania
Butterfly - Cuttlebug Die and Embossed
Letters - American Craft Thickers
Ranger Perfect Pearls
Lace and Leaf ribbon from stash

Cass xxx

Friday 5 June 2009

Daring Cardmakers Challenge - Weather Theme

*** might need shades for this card as it's bright***

I had already coloured this Miss Anya in as I'd received them from the USA last week and had planned on posting it.It just so happened it fitted in nicely with the theme at Daring Cardmakers which was to be weather themed,so I thought I'd enter it for the challenge.The card is very bright colours and I thought the image would look fab with these gorgeous BoBunny Papers.They're again from the Bella Journee range and this collection is Tuscany..I must be getting brave cutting them all up.I've only had them for a year or
Sorry for the squiffy photo.I really need to practice more at better shots.

Image - Miss Anya Shine from The Greeting Farm coloured with Copics
Cardstock - Core'dinations
Papers - BoBunny Bella Journee Tuscany
Nestabilities - Petite Ovals and Scallops
Eyelets - Papermania
Sentiment - Printed on PC
Black Sakura Glaze Pen for shades
Ribbon and flowers from stash

I'll hopefully have a good blog hop later tonight,but got to rush right now and get ready for my Body Pump class which starts shortly.Friday night and I'm pumping

Cass xxx


I received this fab award from the lovely June who makes such gorgeous cards.Please pop by her blog and have a peek.Thank you so much for this award June I really do appreciate it.

I'm supposed to pass it on to 5 others so I'm passing it back to June and to everyone else who leaves me lovely comments.It's so difficult to choose just 5 so please accept it from me as I really do appreciate you all.

Cass xxx

Thursday 4 June 2009

OMG I Won.....

The Sugar Bowl Challenge.I can't believe it!! I've got a huge silly grin on my
I get to choose 6 gorgeous Sugar Nellie stamps......Ohhhhh decisions decisions.I'm sure it won't take too long to choose 6 of the gorgeous stamps.
Well that's certainly brightened my day,and the suns out to boot.Hope you all have a lovely day wherever you are and are happily crafting.

Cass xxx

Monday 1 June 2009

Copic Colour Challenge #15

I managed to get a card made in time for the Copic Colour Challenge this week.Last week I had the image coloured but didn't get time to make up a card with it so was determined to do it this week..This image I had coloured last week but only got round to making up the card last night.These were the colours we were to use.

I used the Gorjuss Girl from set 2 called "Bear Hug". I'm at the "coos tail" with these rubber stamps and also the Miss Anyas.I kept dithering on whether I really liked them or not,so by time I decide they're old

Image - Gorjuss Girl coloured with Copics
Cardstock - Core'dinations
Papers - Basic Grey and HOTP
Sentiment - Studio G
Ribbon - SU Certain Celery with faux stitching
Flowers - Papermania
Pearls - Kanban
Spacers from stash

I've coloured in a few more images and hope to get them made up into cards.The weather has been so lovely here though that we're making the most of it,so not been much crafting getting done.
Hope you're all enjoying the beautiful weather.

Cass xxx