Saturday 20 December 2014

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Well I can't believe it's now the last weekend before Christmas.I'm so disorganised this year.I still haven't baked my Christmas cake yet!I had plans for a Frozen theme with Olaf on it,but I think it might just be plain icing...lol.

Anyways as it's Saturday it means a new challenge at

This week the challenge from Team Abi is
Black and White with a splash of one other colour

Our lovely sponsors this week are
Di's Digis - $12 voucher
and
Marianne Designs - Surprise

This week I've used this fab Christmas sentiment as the main focal point of my card and embossed the baground with a snowflake embossing folder.The splash of colour is the pale blue pearls.It's a fairly CAS card for me.I'm usually throwing everything onto my cards.


Sentiment - Woodware Faithful and Joyful
Embossing Folder - Die'sire snowflake
Cosmic Twinkles and pearls from stash

Remember to pop by the Sweet Stampin' blog to check out all the other wonderful creations from the Team Abi DT

I'd also like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Crafty New Year

TFL
Cass xx

Saturday 6 December 2014

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Saturday again and another new challenge at

This week the challenge from Team Abi is
Things With Wings

Our lovely sponsor this week is
Stamp and Create
with the prize of a $20 voucher

For my card this week I've used the gorgeous little Delia from Sugar Nellie.She is so sweet and one of my faves.I've blinged her up with lots of glamour dust and used glittered snowflake vellum on the main card.Another very glittery snowflake finished it off. I loved this beautiful winter verse.



 Image - Sugar Nellie Delia
Colouring Medium - Copic Markers
Papers - Papermania glittered snowflake vellum
Sentiment - Inkylicious
Dies - Memory Box New Castle Snowflake
Glamour dust

Pop on over to the Sweet Stampin' blog and see what the other Team Abi girls have been up to.

TFL
Cass xx

Saturday 22 November 2014

Sweet Stampin' Challenge and Our 5th Birthday

It's Saturday so time for another new challenge at

Today is a very special challenge as it's Sweet Stampin's 5th Birthday,so naturally the challenge from Team Abi is
Birthdays!

This week we are lucky to have 3 sponsors.A great birthday gift.
Wild Orchid Crafts
with a £10 voucher
Crafty Devils
with a £15 voucher
Marianne Designs
TBC
This week I've gone pink and girly with a 21st Birthday card.I've used another of my favourite stamps from the Uptown Girls range from Stamping Bella.This is Lucille.I paper pieced her dress and coloured the rest with my trusty copics.The 21 is a Woodware stamp which I love as it's so fab to paper piece too.


Image - Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Lucille Sends Her Love
Colouring Medium - Copic Markers
Papers - LOTV Nitwit
Stamps - Woodware 21
Dies - MFT Blueprints 13,MFT Stitched Tags
Flowers,Ribbon and bling from stash.

Remember to pop by the blog and wish Sweet Stampin' a Happy 5th Birthday and see all the fabulous Team Abi DT creations.

TFL
Cass xx

Saturday 8 November 2014

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Saturday and time for another new challenge at

This weeks theme from Team Abi is
Use Red For Remembrance Or We'd Love To See Poppies

This weeks sponsor is 
with the prize of a ribbon set

I went with the poppy option.I used a stamp from the Stampin' Up Oh,So Lovely set.I'm not sure it is actually a poppy but it works as one.I kept this really CAS as the image and words say it all.


Image - Stampin' Up - Oh,So Lovely
Colouring Medium - Copic Markers
Sentiment - PC

Remember to pop over to the blog to see all the other beautiful designs by Team Abi.
TFL
Cass xx

Saturday 25 October 2014

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Yes it's that time again.Another Saturday means a new challenge at

This week the theme from Team Abi is
Anything But A Card

This weeks sponsors are
Di's Digis - with a $12 voucher
&

I decided to go with a gift bag this week as I was making up samples for my demo today at Craft World in Hillington,Glasgow.
I had this fab die from Taylored Expressions to use and thought it would make a great focal point for the bag.The papers are also from Taylored Expressions.I stamped the Jingle Bells stamp twice on the tag,so it says Jingle Bells,Jingle Bells,Jingle All The Way........................

Are you singing yet?

And of course it wouldn't be complete without some actual jingle bells that I attached with some twine.
The bow was made using my WRMK Envelope Punch Board.


Gift Bag - Papermania
Papers - Taylored Expressions
Dies - Taylored Expressions Jingle All The Way
Sentiment - Jingle Bells (99p stamp)
Tools - WRMK Envelope Punch Board
Twine and bells from stash

Don't forget to pop by the Sweet Stampin' blog to check out the rest of Team Abi's fab creations

TFL
Cass xxx

Saturday 11 October 2014

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Saturday again and another new challenge at

This week from Team Abi the theme is
For A Friend

The sponsor this week is
Flat Friends
with a prize of 2 digis
This week I've used a stamp from one of my favourite collections from Stamping Bella.This is Opal The Optimist from the Uptown Girl range.I had been wanting her for ages and got a lovely surprise on my birthday when my lovely friend Susan gave me her as a present.


Image - Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Opal The Optimist
Colouring Medium - Copic Markers,Wink Of Stella
Papers - Kelly Panacci (yonks old)
Sentiments - Paper Smooches
Flowers - Prima Hydrangea
Seam Binding,stamens,pearls and sparkly from stash

Remember to pop over to the Challenge blog to see all Team Abi's lovely projects.

TFL
Cass xx

Saturday 27 September 2014

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Saturday means another new challenge at

This weeks theme from Team Abi is
Just For Men

Our lovely sponsor this week is
Yours Or Mine Papercrafts
with a fantastic $10 voucher
Well after saying I rarely make male cards unless I really have to,I've made a few in the last few weeks.There was no getting away with it this week as the challenge was Just For Men (or boy in my case) 
I've used 3 stamps by Christy Croll for Stamping Bella.I bought these stamps years ago direct from Stamping Bella and have to admit this was my first time using them.I used my Stampin' Up Thing-a-ma-jig to line them up.I cut the robot card shape on my Cricut using the Robotz cartridge.The cogs in the robot's mouth are laser cut and coloured with my blue Wink Of Stella pen.




Images - Giga Watt,Kilo Watt and Cakey Watt by Christy Croll for Stamping Bella
Colouring Medium - Copic Markers
Tools - Cricut,Robotz Cartridge
Laser cut cogs,pearls and eyes from stash
Wink Of Stella pen

Don't forget to pop by the challenge blog to see what the rest of Team Abi have been creating.

TFL
Cass xx

Saturday 20 September 2014

A Couple Of Birthday Cards

A 65th Birthday card I was asked to make.It's not often I really like my cards,but I do really love this card.I'm not sure if it's the pale blue colour or what but I just love it.


This is another card I was asked to make.A 60th this time.I even used my sewing machine on it.


Papers - Papermania Venetian Skies and Wild Rose
Dies - Spellbinders Grand Stately Circles

TFL
Cass xx

Saturday 13 September 2014

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Another Saturday which means another challenge at 

This week the theme from Team Abi is
Spots and Stripes
 
Our sponsor this week is
Hobbycutz
with a £7.50 voucher
 
Normally I avoid making male cards unless I REALLY,REALLY have to,but shock,gasp,horror, I decided to do just that.
I've used this cute digi image from Sassy Cheryl called Grip It & Rip It Max.I've coloured him with my Copic Markers and the Papers are Echo Park.I love the bright colours of these papers.
Image - Sassy Cheryl
Colouring Medium - Copic Markers
Papers - Echo Park
Sentiment - Just Rite All Boy
Twine,buttons and dewdrops from stash

Don't forget to pop by the challenge blog to see all the other fantastic creations from the Team Abi Design Team

TFL
Cass xxx

Sunday 31 August 2014

21st Birthday

This is a 21st birthday card I was asked to make.I've used the fabulous Stamping Bella Uptown Girls stamp called Victoria and Juliette's Night Out.I've paper pieced one of the dresses and the rest is coloured with Copics.




Image - Stamping Bella Uptown Girls Victoria and Juliette's Night Out
Colouring Medium - Copic Markers
Papers - First Edition
Dies - MFT Pierced Circles
Tools - Corner Rounder
Punch - Martha Stewart
Flowers,Ribbon,Bedazzles and Rhinestones from stash


Challenges I'd Like To Enter

TFL
Cass xxx

Saturday 30 August 2014

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

I can't believe it's been two weeks since my last post.I've got quite a few cards to show so will need to get them watermarked and uploaded.
Anyways.....
Saturday means another new challenge at 

This weeks theme from Team Abi is
Embossing

Our Sponsor this week is
Hobbycutz
with a £7.50 voucher
I've used a Cuttlebug circles embossing folder on my card and I also embossed the Marianne champagne glass die cut.The sentiment is from a fab LOTV set that I just love.I added some bling rhinestones to look like the bubbles in the glasses.


Sentiment - LOTV
Papers - First Edition Noir Et Chic
Dies - Marianne champagne glass,MFT Blueprints 13
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug circles
Flowers,Bling and Pearls from stash

Don't forget to pop by the challenge blog to see all the fab creations from the Design Team

TFL
Cass xx

Saturday 16 August 2014

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Saturday means a new challenge at

This weeks theme from Team Abi is
Christmas In August

Our Sponsor this week is
Di's Digis and Crafty Devils
with a £15 voucher for the winner 

For my card this week I've done something a little different for me.No coloured image as the main focus.Just a poinsettia cut from vellum and a sentiment from LOTV.I've also made the card shaped like a Christmas bauble.I even sneaked in some real sewing!



Sentiment - LOTV
Dies - Spellbinders Poinsettia,circles,scalloped circles,Fancy Framed Tags 2
Papermania Christmas vellum
Glamour Dust
White leaves from stash 

Remember to pop by the challenge blog to see all the other fab crafty projects from the Design Team

TFL
Cass xx

Monday 4 August 2014

Another 30th Birthday Card

This is the 3rd 30th birthday card I've been asked to make in the last few weeks.I've used an image from the Digi Stamp Boutique called Cocktail Imogen.I love the LOTV Fabulous stamp and thought it was perfect for this card.





Image - Digi Stamp Boutique Cocktail Imogen
Colouring Medium - Copic Markers,Wink Of Stella
Papers - Papermania
Stamps - LOTV
Dies - Cuttlebug Corner,MFT Pierced Rectangles,MFT Blueprints 13
Punch - Martha Stewart
Cricut - Number 30
Flowers and pearls from stash

Challenge I'd Like To Enter

TFL
Cass xxx

Saturday 2 August 2014

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

Well it's Saturday again and time for another challenge at

This weeks theme from Team Abi is
Bingo Board

 
Choose three things from the board in a straight line in any direction.

Our sponsor this week is


with a £10 voucher for the winner.


For my card this week I've gone for Flowers-Buttons-Pearls.
I used ScrapBerry's Little Sister available from Sugar Nellie.I actually dug out my Prismacolour pencils to colour her dress the pale lemon colour.I find yellows in Copics to be a bit bright,and really wanted a soft yellow.I did use my Copics to colour her hair and skin though.Her wings are sparkly after getting a good coating of clear Wink Of Stella.

 
 Image - ScrapBerry's Little Sister
Colouring Medium - Copics,Prismacolour Pencils,Wink Of Stella
Dies - Spellbinders A2 Scalloped Borders One,MFT Pierced Ovals and Rectangles
Sentiment - LOTV
Flower,button and pearls from stash

Don't forget to check out the fabulous DT creations on the blog.

Challenge I'm Entering

TFL
Cass xxx

Monday 28 July 2014

Bestie Selfie

Sorry I've not been around much this week or visiting your blogs.I've just stepped back from my laptop and just been enjoying the superb weather we've been having here and also watching the Commonwealth Games at night.

I made this card for my neighbour's grand daughter for the same girl the previous nurse card was for.She's best friends with the girl and wanted a card to show that.I've used the fab image again from Saturated Canary and it's called Best Friend Selfie.I coloured them with Copics and paper pieced their tops.I was asked for bling so added gems to the mobile phone and other bling dazzlers,not forgetting the glitter 30 cut on my Cricut.




Image - Saturated Canary Best Friend Selfie
Colouring Medium - Copic Markers,Wink Of Stella
Papers - LOTV
Embossing Folder - Die'sire Floral Stitch
Dies - MFT Blueprints 13,Pierced Rectangles
Cricut
Ribbons,flowers and bling from stash

Challenges I'm Entering

TFL
Cass xxx

Creative Blog Hop

I was asked by my Thursday night crafty buddy Susan if I'd join in with the Creative Bloggers Hop.It's an ongoing blog hop every Monday with different creative bloggers taking part.You then nominate 3 others to carry on the hop.


Now for the questions......

1.What am I working on?

I've got a couple of birthday cards to make for the next week,so have made a start on them.One is for me and the other is for a lovely lady who orders from me regularly.

2.How does my work differ from others in my genre?

I just make cards that I think will appeal to others.I know my style isn't everyone's cup of tea.I'm not great at CAS! I don't tend to follow trends...I'm a bit of a rebel..lol.I just do what makes me happy really.

3.Why do I write/create what I do?

It's my way of relaxing,unless I have 3475657925463 cards to make at one time...lol.I love to go out to my cabin and just sit and create whatever ideas come to mind for whatever project I'm working on.Unless of course Mr.Mojo has other ideas!

4.How does your writing/creative process work?

I decide on what image best suits the card I've to make,unless it's just me playing about with new stamps and not for a commission.If it's for a DT post it might have a certain theme.Once I've chosen the image I choose what papers I want to use,then colour the image to match/contrast them.I then put the card together depending on how I want it to look or by following a sketch if I'm really stuck.Then just embellish it until it looks how I want.(it doesn't always turn out like I had imagined!)


Now I'm supposed to nominate 3 fellow bloggers to carry on the hop next Monday,but I'm only adding two as I'm only recently back to blogging and not following many at the moment.
So here are my 2 choices.


I've known Erika for a while now and have been lucky enough to meet her on a few occasions.We had a colouring session at the Sugar Nellie shop in Elgin a few years ago and she made the most delicious flapjacks.I love her variety of cards and her pictures she posts as it's from one of my most favourite places. 


I've seen Pam's cards for years on Docrafts but only recently been following her blog.She makes the most beautiful cards and craft projects.


Monday 21 July 2014

30th Birthday Card For A Nurse

I was asked by my neighbour if I could make a 30th Birthday card for a girl who had just qualified as a nurse. I decided to use the Saturated Canary image called Heartstrings who is a nurse in her scrubs.Not in uniform like I had to wear when I was a nurse. Then again I trained with Florence Nightingale it was so long ago!!

I used gauze instead of ribbon and left it like a little rolled up bandage at the end.The clipboard was made using a tag die and I added the clip to it.The sticking plaster was just made using a piece of beige card and a swiss dots embossing folder.Finally I added some blue beads into the little bottle to look like a jar of pills.I finished it off with a large number 30 cut on my Cricut from Glitter card.




Image - Saturated Canary Heartstrings
Colouring Medium - Copic Markers
Papers - LOTV
Dies - Go Kreate tags
Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots
Cricut - Number 30
Button,Gauze,Bottle,Beads,Clip from stash

Challenges I'm Entering

TFL
Cass xxx

Saturday 19 July 2014

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

It's Saturday again and time for another new challenge at

This weeks theme from Team Abi is
Your Favourite Stamp

Our sponsor this week is

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dc3O8ErD-0Q/UsCh0otizBI/AAAAAAAAThk/t5tHHjF3r-Y/s1600/quixotic.jpg 
and the prize is a £10 voucher
Well choosing one favourite stamp must be a challenge in itself for most crafters.I had trouble choosing just one,so went for one of a few favourites.
This is Hippie Chick from Sugar Nellie from the Simply Sassy range that Krista Smith designed.
I've cut the circle aperture out the front of the card and framed it with daisies using my trusty X-Cut Daisy punches.The image is mounted inside the card.


Image - Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy Hippie Chick
Colouring Medium - Copic Markers,Wink Of Stella
Papers - Papermania Wild Rose
Dies - Spellbinders Classic Circles
Punches - X-Cut Daisy,Mini Daisy
Pearls from stash

Don't forget to check out all the beautiful cards on the blog by the Design Team

Cass xxx

Wednesday 16 July 2014

Teacher's Cards

I really meant to post these before now as the schools have been on holiday for 3 weeks here now.Anyway,better late than never. Seems every year I make more and more cards for Louis teachers. Class teacher,classroom assistant and deputy head teacher.






Images - Bugaboo Deacon School Sign It & School Sign It 2, Sassy Cheryl Noah's Swinging Star
Colouring Medium - Copic Markers
Papers - MME Boy Crazy & School Daze
Dies - MFT Pierced Rectangles,Whimsy Banner Pennants
Chalkboard ATC card
Punch - EK Success Notebook Border 
Ribbon - Dovecraft Measuring Tape
Twill,paperclip and dew drops from stash

TFL
Cass xxx

Sunday 13 July 2014

Memory Book

I was asked by one of the teachers in Louis school if I'd make a memory book as the headteacher was retiring after 24 years at the school.I've made a few before for teachers leaving so I pretty much stick to the same style as it works.I've used the gorgeous Papermania Eau De Nil papers as there are plenty to choose from.I even used frantage which I NEVER have any luck with.It worked! I do warn you there are loads of pictures.














Hope I haven't bored you yet! I made loads of tags so the staff could all write a personal message on them and pockets for them to slide into.
I hope she liked it!


Tools - Bind It All
Papers - Papermania Eau De Nil
Punch - Martha Stewart Doily Lace & PATP  Cherish
Dies - Spellbinders Elegant Ovals,Romantic
Sweet Dixie Oval Frames,
                Sue Wilson Spanish CollectionCorner,Border&Tag,
Memory Box Chloe Stem,Lavish Branch
Poppy Stamps Vintage Birdcage
Cuttlebug Corner
Letters - American Crafts Thickers
Ribbon - Papermania Eau De Nil
Frantage,Flowers,Seam Binding from stash

Thanks for looking
Cass xxx

Wednesday 9 July 2014

Pretty Little Princess

As I'm a huge Sugar Nellie fan I had to get the new range of stamps from them.Although they aren't actually Sugar Nellie stamps they are by one of the artists who draws for them.They are called Scrapberry stamps and this one is called Little Princess.

Little Princess

Close Up


Image - Scrapberry Stamps Little Princess at Sugar Nellie
Colouring Medium - Copic Markers,Wink Of Stella
Papers - Papermania Forever Friends New Arrival
Dies - Spellbinders Grand Decorative Ovals,Scallop Circles,Classic Circles
Sentiment - LOTV
Flowers - Prima
Seam Binding and Pearls from stash

Challenge I'm entering

TFL
Cass xx

Saturday 5 July 2014

Sweet Stampin' Challenge

It's Saturday and time for another new challenge at 

This weeks theme from Team Abi is
Perfect In Pink

Our sponsor this week is
Wild Orchid Crafts

My card this week is VERY pink.I've used this lovely image called Kendall from
Marika Collins at Whimsy Stamps.I've cut a circle aperture out of the card where the Precious Heart is hanging.


 
Image - Kendall by Marika Collins at Whimsy Stamps
Colouring Medium - Copic Markers,Wink Of Stella
Papers - Best Creations
Dies - Spellbinders circles,Sweet Dixie Intricate Oval Frames,Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Doily Circles,Memory Box Precious Hearts
Flowers - Prima,WOC
Ribbon,pearls,button and twine from stash

Remember you must use a digi or rubber/clear stamp and don't forget to pop by the challenge blog to see what all the other Team Abi girls have been creating.

Cass xx

Tuesday 1 July 2014

Wedding Card

This is a wedding card I made for a friends wedding we went to on 21st of June.It was in the beautiful Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow city centre.

Grand Central Hotel
I prefer not to put coloured images on wedding cards unless someone specifically asks for it.I much prefer a more classic style.I've made the wedding sentiment the main focus and used the beautiful Little Birdie flowers which are available from Craft World but only in store.

Wedding Card


Inside

Papers - Best Creations
Dies - Spellbinders Grand Decorative Ovals,D-Lites Corner Sprigs,Marianne Champagne Glass,Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Doilies,Cuttlebug Corner, Go Kreate Tags
Flowers - Little Birdie

Thanks For Looking
Cass xx

Thursday 26 June 2014

21st Birthday Card

One of the PSA's in Louis school asked if I'd make a 21st birthday card for her son.She said he liked computers and was also in the BB. I used the super Mo Manning image called Computer Guy and added the BB logo as a screen saver on one of the PC's.


Mo Manning Computer Guy

Close Up


Inside





Image - Mo Manning Computer Guy
Colouring Medium - Copic Markers
Papers - BoBunny
Dies - MFT Jumbo Fishtails,MFT Masculine Graphic Tee Stamp And Die-Namic Set,MFT Pierced Rectangles,Cheery Lynn Lace Corner Deco G,SU Tab Punch
Buttons and twine from stash

Challenges I'm Entering


Thanks For Looking
Cass xx