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Saturday, 22 November 2014

Sketch Saturday #337

It's Saturday and time for another great sketch at
and we are delighted to be sponsored by
Bugaboo Stamps


I so enjoy the humour of Bugaboos.  This week I have used JJ Coffee to Go for my sentiment and image, coloured in Copics, and I decided to have a go at making a coffee shop cup card. having been inspired by a number of similar ones I spotted on Pinterest recently.    I cut the shape on my Cricut using one flower pot which I elongated for the cup and another which I squished (and flipped upside down) for the lid. It sounds easy but it actually took me a long time. I really struggle with my Cricut Studio and I couldn't get the "lid" and the "cup" to merge for the base.  I then embossed the cup section with my Couture Creations Tied Together embossing folder and added some dimension to the lid.  My corrugated papers are by DCWV and I see that I mounted them the wrong way round so that my vertical is the longest strip whereas the horizontal is the longest in the sketch.  Oops!  I added some twine for the Bugaboo challenge and a Stampin Up tiny tag.  I think I might add a coffee shop gift card to the inside.  And here is our lovely Debra's fabulous sketch.

Now we would like you to scooch some space on your craft table and come and play along with us.  Don't forget to share some love with my lovely teamies too.
I am entering my card into the Bingo challenge at Catch the Bug
I used embossing, twine and a Bugaboo image

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Sketch Saturday #336 - Cocoa is for mugs!

It's Saturday and time for another great sketch at
and we are delighted to be sponsored by
A Day for Daisies


Cathy created this week's fabulous sketch and I so enjoyed colouring up this cute A Day for Daisies image called Hot Cocoa Fairy and teaming her with these pretty Dovecraft Curiosity Corner papers.
Now we would like you to scooch some space on your craft table and come and play along with us.  Don't forget to share some love with my lovely teamies too.
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly 2 or 4 legs and
A Creative Romance winter warmers (cocoa)

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' November Challenge

It's the second Wednesday of the month and time for our new challenge at
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'
where our November theme is
Snowpeople
and we have a great goody bag to give to one lucky winner.


I had no access to my craft room for the whole of October and I am very behind in my Christmas cards.  I'll probably be sending out more shop bought ones again this year which is a crime given how much Christmas stash I own.  But here is one more in the bag.


I used an oldie snowman image by Sassy Cheryl
I can't remember the paper design.  I suspect it was from a pack shared with my best matey, Julie, and I don't have the cover.  I used a couple of Sizzix dies for my snowflake.

We would love it if you would share some love with my fellow CASSettes and join in the fun with our challenge this month.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Anything Goes at Sassy Cheryl's Facebook Page
 and
A Recipe at Crafty Creations.

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Sketch Saturday #335

It's Saturday and time for another great sketch at
and we are delighted to be sponsored by our generous friends at
Simon Says Stamp


I really enjoyed Debra's fun sketch this week using this cute Totally Stampalicious Bugaboo stamp of Scarlette for a belated birthday card.  My papers are Park Bench by Fancy Pants.  The "oopsy daisy" was part of the Bugaboo stamp set and I added a Stampin Up tiny tag punch hanging from the flower centre with the word processed apology.
Now we would like you to scooch some space on your craft table and come and play along with us.  Don't forget to share some love with my lovely teamies too.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Anything Goes at Catch the Bug (I hope I'm just in time); and
Aud Sentiments - put sentiment on a tag (attached to my flower centre)

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Sketch Saturday #334 - CAS Happy Anniversary

It's Saturday and time for another great sketch at
Sketch Saturday
and we are delighted to be sponsored by
Inspired by Stamping

Our fabulous teamie, Marzena, always produces absolutely stunning interpretations of our sketches and this week she has come up with a stunning sketch for us all.    ...And surprise surprise I have followed it REALLY closely!!!   Sadly I photographed it in horrible light in the dark but I'm very pleased with it in real life.     I used a Papertrey Ink die and stamp set and a variety of Stampin' Up inks to create my honeycomb.  The sentiment is a PTI stamp from a completely different set but I thought it went well and I added a little bee from a wooden stamp I picked up in a charity store.  I almost never make CAS cards and when I do I am usually unhappy with them but I like this one which reads "Happy Anniversary" on the inside.  

Now we would like you to scooch some space on your craft table and come and play along with us.
 I am entering my card into the following challenges.
Aud Sentiments - "two or three word sentiment" and
Simon Says - "Anything Goes"


Sunday, 26 October 2014

A late running Sketch Saturday #333

I didn't actually make my project in time for this week's
Sketch Saturday
challenge, sponsored by the fabulous
Sir Stampalot

But I was very keen to use Vannessa's great sketch (which I rotated) to produce...



My take on Vannessa's sketch is in fact a little Halloween carton filled with cute Lindor pumpkin and ghost chocolates.

  I used some DCWV 12x12 papers for the carton with Martha Stewart web and railing punches for the trim, a little spider stamp on a Nestie label and some store bought embellishments and ribbon.
And I made three in total which is why I'm so late...

I am entering my projects into the challenges at
Sweet Stampin' - Anything but a card;
Creative Inspirations - Happy Halloween;
Sir Stampalot - Warm Autumn Colours;
Cute Card Thursday - Trick or Treat; and
Charisma Cardz - Anything but a card

and we would love for you to play along with us too.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Sketch Saturday #333

It's Saturday and time for another great sketch at
and we are delighted to be sponsored by our friends at
Sir Stampalot

Edited: I did make it afterall and I reposted above.

Sadly, I don't have a card for you today and I really AM sad because Vannessa has come up with a great sketch.  

So in spite of the fact that I have rather let the side down.  Do please share some love with my fellow Saturdays and then scooch some space on your craft table and come and play along with us.


Saturday, 18 October 2014

Sketch Saturday #332

It's Saturday and time for another great sketch at
and we are delighted to be sponsored by
Bunny Zoe's Crafts

I thought I might get on the Halloween bandwagon using Debra's fabulous sketch this week and I opted for Mo Manning's lovely Little Witch which you can find here.   I seem to keep forgetting to hit my "publish" button these days - sorry I'm a bit late with this post.


I really enjoyed colouring up this cutie with my Copics in these bright Halloween colours taken from my DCWV papers.  I could have added more spooky elements but I thought the image needed nothing more than a little candy to finish her off.
Now scooch some space on your craft table and come and play along with us. 
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Loves Rubber Stamps - Pretty Woman
Simon Says Stamp - Colour Coordinates (not sure if my entry fits the challenge)
Sweet Stampin' - Halloween; 
and ABC Challenge - V is for vibrant



Saturday, 11 October 2014

Sketch Saturday #331

It's Saturday and time for another great sketch at
and we are delighted to be sponsored by
Simon Says Stamp

I wanted to use some new papers I bought called Cape Cod by the Paper Studio for my card this week so as per usual I had to play around with the sketch.  I rotated it and made the two panels different sizes because the strip with the boat on it was only an inch and a half deep but it looked soooooo good with my chosen image - this gorgeous little guy from Mo Manning's Sailor Boys set which you can find here.

I didn't have access to my craft room when I made this card and I was initially sad that I have so many nautical embellishments that I couldn't use but in the end, I made the card all about the image itself and even if I do say so myself and shouldn't - I'm really pleased with it.  I also did my first ever machine sewing on a card.  It's a bit wonky but I think that adds to the charm!  

We would love to see you play along with Alex' fun sketch so scooch some space on your craft table and join in!  And don't forget to share some love with my fabulous teamies all of whom have made lovely cards for your inspiration.


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Make My Monday - Babies and Children;
Papertake WeeklyLoves Rubber Stamps and Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes; and
Hanna and Friends - Blue, Cream + one other colour (red)


Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' October

When I wrote this post, I was on time for
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'
where our October challenge is
Snowflakes
and we are delighted to be sponsored by 
StampArt by Kathryne

Sadly, I appear to have neglected to hit the "publish" button and I only just realised that my card never appeared on my own blog.

I used two new dies for my card:  SNOW by Papertrey Ink and this cute little bird and birdhouse which I appear to have "misfiled"  and can't actually find at the moment!!!  I combined them with this vintagey DCWV Christmas paper and some liquid applique.  The "ready, set" sentiment stamp is also PTI.  Now it would make my fellow CASSettes really happy if you would share some love with them and play along with us.  

I am entering my card into the following challenge:
Deep Ocean - Christmas in October;





Saturday, 4 October 2014

Sketch Saturday #330

It's Saturday and time for another great sketch at
and we are delighted to be sponsored by
Little Miss Muffet 

who very kindly supplied me with this adorable Swings 'n Slides image called Lil' Spook which you can find here
Carla came up with our brilliant sketch and I used some DCWV papers and coloured this cutie with Copics.  My spider web and pumpkin punches are from Martha Stewart.  

Now scooch some space on your craft table and come and play along with us.  
I am entering my project into the following challenges: 
Crafty Creations - #273 Use Orange;
ABC Challenge - U is for Unique;
Make My Monday - Die Cuts and Punches; and
Whimsy - #76 Anything Goes



Saturday, 27 September 2014

Sketch Saturday #329

It's Saturday and time for another great sketch at
and we are delighted to be sponsored by
A Random Fan

But first I have to apologise for my sudden recent absence.  I have just got over the bug that kept on giving. I didn't get out of bed for the first 8 days.  I was even too sick to go to Alexandra Palace with best matey Julie last Sunday and that was 2 weeks after I first became ill.   So I'm sorry I didn't even post the sketches for Sketch Saturday and I hope you played along with my teamies anyway.

This week I have made a card using one of Mo Manning's magnificent dwarves.  There are several to choose from. This one is imaginatively (sorry Mo!) called Dwarf4 and can be found here.

He is coloured with Copics.  My papers are Graphic 45 - Le Cirque, I think, but I've mixed up the pads so I'm not entirely sure.  The little tool belt embellishment I found in my stash and I Word processed the sentiment.  Inside it reads "and one in seven is Grumpy!".  I cut my square panels with a Spellbinders square die and overlaid them with a Martha Stewart Punch.

And here is Vannessa's fabulous sketch which I seem to have flipped without even realising it.

Now scooch some space on your craft table and come and play along with us. 
I am entering my card into the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations and Make My Monday Autumn Colours
Simon Says Anything Goes; and
Cute Card Thursday dies and/or punches
I'm also going to pop it in Bella and Bronte's clubhouse for Mo's monthly anything goes Facebook challenge.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Christmas at Sweet Stampin' September challenge

I have been such a bad bad CASSette this year and I am sooooo pleased that my teamies have been sooooo nice about it.    I've been horribly ill this week too which hasn't helped.   Hopefully, with Christmas only a terrifying 15 weeks away, I will be a good CASSette from now on or else I may have to move Christmas to January or February in order to be fully prepared for it!  

We are now having just one post each month at
Christmas at Sweet Stampin'
and this month our challenge is
Christmas Critters
We are delighted to be sponsored by 
The Hobby House
and we really want
YOU
to come and play along with us.

Best matey Julie and I went to the Sanddown craft show last weekend and I bought this cute image called "Robin" by The House of Zandra.  I coloured him with Copics, framed him in a Nestie and used American Crafts "Wonderland Collection" papers for the DPs.  My letters are cut from a DCWV stack using a long Tim Holtz die called "Stacked Words - Christmas"which I forgot that I had and which is absolutely going to get lots of use in the lead up to Christmas.   The holly sprigs are cut with a Joanna Sheen die, also purchased last weekend.    Sadly, I seem to have picked up a Monster Bug last weekend too and I have barely made it out of bed since Sunday afternoon.

We would all be very appreciative if you would share some love with my fellow CASSettes and then come and play along with us.

I am entering my card into the following challenges:  
#120 at Loves Rubber Stamps - "glitter or sparkle"
#280 "anything goes" at Creative Inspirations
September's Stamping Sensations for "Things with Wings"; and
#150 Crafts and Me "Time for Anything"




Saturday, 6 September 2014

Sketch Saturday #326

It's Saturday and time for another great sketch at
and we are delighted to be sponsored by
 our very own 
Lizy
a Stampin Up demonstrator
who has designed this week's fabulous sketch and is giving away a wonderful Stampin Up prize!

I'm just getting back into the swing of things after lots of trips and I played fast and loose with our sketch this week and made two wedding cards.  I was inspired by the stitching to make clothes... in heart shapes as I have seen other bloggers do from time to time.  And this is my version...

In the card above I used a Stampin Up embossing folder for my background and a Tim Holtz embossing folder for the man's shirt. The bow tie is by Die-namics and the hearts are cut with two different Memory Box dies.  My sentiment is by PTI and is mounted on a Sizzix banner.  This card is for my nephew whose bride has chosen silver, white and purple for her wedding colours.


My second card is for a very dear friend who is marrying his partner today.  I was invited to the wedding which is in Amsterdam and I'm sure it is going to be a magnificent day but sadly I am unable to attend.  I have no idea what colours the guys have chosen for their special day but their invitation was red and black and white so I opted for the same colours.  This time I heat embossed the lapels of the jackets.  I used Couture Creations Tied Together embossing folder for the background and a houndstooth folder for the shirts.  My sentiment is LOTV and I have used another Sizzix banner.  I hope Lizy doesn't mind me being so loose with her sketch but it really did inspire me!

I am entering my cards into the challenge for "Embossing" at Sweet Stampin.  I think I'm just in time;
 "Anything Goes" at Papertake Weekly
"Any Sentiment Except Birthday" at Aud Sentiments; and
"Dies or Punches" at My Mum's Craft Shop

Now do scooch some space on your craft table and come and play along with us! 

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Sketch Saturday #325 Pick-A-Sketch

It's Saturday and time for another great sketch at
and we are delighted to be sponsored by
Bugaboo Stamps

As August is one of those months with five Saturdays in it - this week you can Pick-A-Sketch from any of Sketch Saturday's previous sketches between #215 and #324.  You can find our past sketches here.  You just need to let us know which one you used by including a copy of the sketch in your post.

My image is Elisabeth Bell Tania Baking, coloured in Copics.  Papers are First Edition I think and the banners are by Joanna Sheen.  And here is the sketch I used for my card but remember you can use any Sketch Saturday Sketch from our archive.  
Now scooch some space on your craft table and come and play along with us!