Saturday 17 September 2011

Some Sample Cards

I was doing a Copic Marker demo last weekend and Craft World using my favourite rubber stamps from Sugar Nellie.These are just a few of the samples I made.Will post the rest later.

Image - Simply Sassy Stardust

Image - Simply Sassy Windswept

Image - Simply Sassy All Spruced Up

Image - Sugar Nellie Fairy Maggie

I'm still finishing off putting all the storage in my Craft Cabin,but will hopefully soon have some more pictures to share.


Cass xxx

Thursday 1 September 2011

No Cards

No card to show today,busy doing samples for the demo weekend at Craft World. Thought I'd share some pics of how my craft cabin is coming along.My Facebook friends have been getting kept up to date with it's progress.

I've added some more units since these pictures were taken but not got pics yet.Will update it later.Getting there slowly but surely!


Cass xxx

Tuesday 23 August 2011

Luv a Latte

Have been meaning to blog this card for the last few days and finally got round to it. I coloured the image when I was visiting Susan. I took Louis over for a few hours to play with her two boys. She's called Luv A Latte and is a Simply Sassy stamp from Sugar Nellie.She's coloured with Copics (no surprises there)

The papers are MME.Sentiment is SU Oh So Many Sayings and is stamped inside the punched out area using the SU Word Window punch.The other punch is a Martha Stewart punch around the page.Buttons and pearls from stash.

Finally got the electrics fitted in the cabin.Was out today and chose the light fitting for it.Just need to get some flooring then it's off to Ikea to kit it out!


Cass xxx

Wednesday 17 August 2011

My Fair Lady

I was asked to make a 50th Birthday card and decided to use this digi image from Sassy Studio Designs. I've coloured her with my copic markers.The card is cut using a Go Kreate die and the white paper is actually embossed although it's not showing very well.It's by Doodlebug.The ribbon,maribou feathers and satin flowers are all from a local haberdashers. The sentiment I printed on the PC and cut out using a Spellbinders Fancy Tag die. The bling round it is made specifically for these dies and you just peel them and stick.

I still feel there's something missing from this card. Not sure what though.Probably the fact it's pretty plain and simple for


Cass xxx

Thursday 11 August 2011

Sugar Bowl Challenge # 65

Wow I can't believe I've managed to make another challenge card. I've not posted this much for a while. Well at least it's a lot for me!

The challenge over at The Sugar Bowl was to follow Maria Therese's sketch and the option of blue.I've used the Simply Sassy image from Sugar Nellie called Team Spirit and coloured her with my Copic Markers in colours to match the gorgeous Bo Bunny Liberty papers.The pom poms I made using a strip of blue card and cutting a fringe all along it and scrunching it up. I
thought it looked quite effective. The star is a Sizzix die and the alphabet stamps are from Fiskars.I've dotted all around the blue cardstock with my white gel pen. The eyelets are just set in a line on a plain piece of white card.

Here's a close up picture of the hand made pom poms

Off to lie down in a dark room

Only joking!

I've nearly finished another card so watch this space!


Cass xxx

Sunday 7 August 2011

Sugar Bowl Challenge 64

We'd been having little challenges on the Sugar Nellie Facebook page and one had been funky hair colours. As usual I missed the deadline.although in all fairness I was only just back my holidays.So instead I used the image for the Sugar Bowl Challenge #64 Kiki's Sketch. The image is a Simply Sassy called Apple Of My Eye and is coloured with Copic Markers. Her hair is a funky green colour, and I've added some glossy accents to the apples. The papers are a mixture of Craft Creations,MME and BG. I love this sentiment as it reminds me of something my dad used to always say to me. It's by Unity Stamps.The sentiment is cut out with an X Cut set of nesties.Flowers and ribbons from stash.

As I mentioned I'm entering it into the Sugar Bowl Challenge

I also thought I'd share another picture with you.I moved house a few months ago and as the garden is pretty big and I don't have a craft room that I'd buy a log cabin to use as my craft studio.All my friends on Facebook have been getting kept up to date with the progress of it.It's not quite finished yet as I have to get the electrics installed,but I thought I'd show you a picture of it so far.
I can't wait to finally have it up and running and have my own little space.

Cass xxx

Tuesday 2 August 2011

Manga Rock Idol

I hate making cards for the male of the species but I bit the bullet and made this one for my friend's birthday using the Sugar Nellie Manga Rock Idol stamp. He's coloured with my trusty copic markers. The cardstock is Bazzill and I can't remember what the PP is.Possibly Crate.The star punch is by EK Success.Sentiment is by LOTV.Star is a Sizzix die and the gorgeous large button I got in Bee Crafty in Elgin.I hadn't finished this card when I went on holiday so got the chance to finish it when I went to The HOS in Elgin.

I had a wonderful time on holiday in Lossiemouth.Met Karen,Kate,Erika,Sharon,Kath and Debbi and also met an old school friend who now owns a golf course and tea room just outside Lossie.What a small world.

Cass xxx

Sunday 24 July 2011

Sugar Addicts Showcase Sunday

Well I was delighted when Elaine asked me to be part of the Sugar Nellie Blog Showcase Sunday.How could I refuse. I've been a sugar addict since the beginning.
The card I've made is using the lovely Simply Sassy stamp Butterflies and Pigtails available from Funkykits.
I've coloured her using my Copic markers as always. She was a delight to colour.I cut her out using the Xyron Shapez nesties that are made by Spellbinders.This is Frame 5.Can't remember what the papers are.Think it might be Papermania and the purple with the butterflies is Kanban.The flowers are from WOC and Prima. The little butterflies are a Marianne Die.

I can't thank Elaine enough for asking me and am so honoured to have been asked.

Cass xxx

Sunday 17 July 2011

Hippie Chick

I made this card a while back and totally forgot to put it on my blog.I did add it to my Facebook page but blogger got missed.
It's the gorgeous Hippie Chick stamp from Sugar Nellie. She's coloured with copic markers. The gorgeous papers are BoBunny.I used my fabby Distrezz-It-All to distress all the edges and the flowers are Prima as is the butterfly.

Cass xxx

Friday 8 July 2011

Sugar Bowl Challenge 63

I've had this gorgeous Simply Sassy stamp coloured and the SU papers picked out to match for ages but never got round to making the card. So I decided to use Erika's fab sketch over at The Sugar Bowl and finally get the card made. The flowers were made using the Peony nesties and the middles are just little bits of twine made into little circles.The tag is cut from a Go Kreate die. As always it's coloured with Copic markers.

I'm off to try and finish another card I've got half finished and hopefully get it blogged soon.
As I mentioned I'm entering this card into The Sugar Bowl Challenge.

Cass xxx

Monday 4 July 2011


I popped along to Damselfly crafts in Glasgow a few weeks ago to see my bloggy buddy Lorraine as she was doing classes. I hadn't been going to do one but after seeing her fabulous canvas I decided I would. I also met up with Susan and Sandy another two friends who also took part. It's made using Tim Holtz die cuts and a Sizzix flower (one for the list)

I had a great time and we were kept amused by Lorraine's friend's wee girl who was painting ceramics. She was a wee sweetie.

Well I suppose I should try to finish one of the 4 cards I've got half made. As usual I can't decide what to do with them.
Schools are on holiday here now so I better go enjoy the sun with Louis while it's still shining.

Cass xx

Tuesday 21 June 2011

Teachers Thank You Card

This is the card I've made for Louis to give to his teacher as school stops for the Summer Holidays on Friday.(some summer!!)
It's a tatty teddy stamp,coloured with copic markers.The papers are Tim Holtz.Can't remember what make the stitch embossing folder is.I had to make 4 as Louis has a few teachers.I just kept them all the same though.No favouritism!

Hope the weather brightens up a bit tomorrow as I'm off to Murrayfield to see Bon Jovi!

Cass xxx

Friday 10 June 2011

Party Frills

Well this time the card is newly made even if the image was coloured ages ago and the papers chosen.It's the gorgeous Simply Sassy stamp called Party Frills available from Funkykits.I've coloured her with my trusty Copic Markers.The delicious papers are from MME. The flowers I made using a Spellbinders die called Carnation Creations.

I'm hopefully going to Damselfly Crafts tomorrow to meet up with a couple of bloggy buddies.Looking forward to it.

Cass xxx

Sunday 5 June 2011


Another card from a while back. The image is the sweet Post It by Sugar Nellie. She's coloured with copic markers and the papers are MME. Quite a simple card for me!

I'm entering it to the Cute Card Thursday Challenge which is Embellish It!. Mine is ribbon and pearls.


Cass xxx

Monday 30 May 2011

Sarah Kay

This is a card I made months and months ago and never got round to blogging.She's a Sarah Kay image coloured with Copic markers. The gorgeous papers are Tim Holtz. The cornflower is an artificial flower I picked apart. I got it in Dunelm Mill.

Cass xxx

Tuesday 24 May 2011

A Few More Tatty Button

Here's another couple of the Tatty Button stamps I used for the demo at Craftworld. The shaped card is cut using the grand nestabilities in my Grand Calibur.They're both coloured as always with my Copic markers. Papers are BoBunny and MME.

Cass xx

Monday 23 May 2011

Tatty Button

A few cards to share with you using the lovely Tatty Button stamps. I made these samples up for the demo weekend at Craftworld a few weeks ago. They're all coloured with Copic Markers and the papers are BoBunny.



Saturday 19 February 2011

Simply Sassy

Made this card a few weeks back.It's one of the fabby Simply Sassy range from Sugar Nellie.Krista the artist has some fantastic images and they've been made into rubber stamps which are just a dream to colour.It's an odd shaped card as it was originally an 8x8 scalloped but I cut the top and bottom scallops off as I'd originally planned to enter it in a sketch challenge a few weeks ago,but as usual never got it posted in time. The gorgeous papers are Nitwits,but not the digi download ones.These I bought last summer in my yearly pilgrimage to Sugar Nellie's bricks and mortar shop in Elgin

Image - Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy (My Friend Kitty)
Medium - Copic Markers
Card - Doodlebug
Papers - Nitwits (not digi)
Sentiment - Hero Arts
Punch - EK Success
Die Cut Corners - Cuttlebug
Nestie Circles to make flowers
Papermania Pearl Brads
Ribbon from stash

I've got another super Simply Sassy card to post that I also made a few weeks ago,so will pop it on later.

Cass xxx

Tuesday 8 February 2011


This is a card I was asked to make by my friend Stu for his best friend's birthday. They're both rockdude's and play guitar so I decided to use this Kenny K digi image called Rock Dude.
I wanted the card to look like ripped jeans,so used denim effect paper and ripped a hole in it where I stamped the sentiment. I used my Zutter Distrezz-It-All around all the edges. I love this gadget as it saves time and can do more than one sheet at a time. I used my white highlighter pen to do the faux stitches.Added the little pocket and the music charm. Simples!

Image - Rockdude by Kenny K
Medium - Copic markers
Card - Doodlebug
PP - denim effect (don't know make)
Sentiments - Studio G and Papermania
Tools - Zutter Distrezz-It-All
Charm and chain from stash

I'm also delighted to receive an award from Shazza at a Time To Craft. I've not been blogging for a while but Shazza always visits and comments.If not here on Facebook.So I can't thank her enough.

There are a couple of conditions for the award.

You have been TAGGED and want to participate? Then create a post where you post the 'LOVE BLOG' image. You should also blog the persons link that gave you the award and inform her/him that you accept the award. You can then choose 3 - 5 favourite blogs which you also link in your post, then each blogger will inform you that they have been tagged

The aim of this action is that we bring unknown, good blogs to light,so I would ask you not to blog fellow bloggers that already have 3,000 followers

I'm just going to post a few blogs as I look at so many but just want to highlight these as they always leave comments on my blog,even if I've been gone a while


Cass xxx

Thursday 27 January 2011

Sugar Nellie Manga Princess

Sugar Nellie manga princess coloured with copic markers.The papers are the gorgeous GCD Ella Bleu which I finally cut up.They're a gorgeous linen texture. Used my nesties. The swirls are a Sizzix die.The flowers are Prima and from stash.

I'm hoping postie arrives with my copic refills from Cult Pens today,as I've run out of one of my skin tones. They'll all be looking pale or else like they've been tangoed.

I'm going to enter this into the Stamp With Fun Challenge as the colours are blue-brown.

Image - Sugar Nellie Manga Princess
Medium - Copic Markers
Card - SU Soft Suede
Papers - GCD Ella Bleu
Sizzix swirls and Nesties
Flowers - Prima and from Stash
Sentiment - Studio G
Leaf Punch - Martha Stewart

Cass xxx

Wednesday 26 January 2011

Where Did 2010 Go?

Well to be honest I'm glad to see the back of 2010. My lack of blogging was due to having an "Annus Horriblus" as HRH would say. I caught the winter vomiting bug last January and it all went downhill from there. It took weeks to recover from that and it left me with constant dizziness which is a nightmare. It has such an impact on your life. Eventually in July my GP started me on tablets to stop the dizzy spells and referred me to an ENT surgeon.. Then in August my mum passed away very suddenly and unexpectedly. That was a nightmare too. She'd only been in hospital for little less than 48 hours and had been expected to get home. So we had to wait on a Post Mortem which the Procurator Fiscal demanded.It took 11 days as they were behind. It had been a Pulmonary Embolism as the cause of death. Devastated was not the word for it. So coming to terms with that and the dizziness,plus the fact we're trying to sell our house,it's been very stressful. I finally saw the ENT surgeon just before Christmas,who said the winter vomiting virus had affected my inner ear and caused Labyrinthitis which had then become vertigo and can take months to recover from.Well it was the best part of a year for me.

Anyway enough rambling from me. As you can tell from my blog posts I'd only managed to make a few cards last year. The last one posted a few days before my mum died. All my craft stuff is packed up just now while we try and sell up. I've started to feel a bit more like crafting now and have been looking out some bits and pieces so I can try and make some cards. I'll try and get them posted. It may be a bit hit and miss for the immediate future or else they'll all look much the same with limited

Here's hoping 2011 is a better year.

Cass xxx