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Thank you for dropping by. I hope you like what you see, please feel free to leave a comment or just say hello so l know you have passed through. Happy crafting and blogging x Susan x

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Allsorts Challenge 476

It is Saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week my lovely teamie Mervi is the host and she has chosen
Flowers All Over
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details. This challenge will run for 2 weeks so we can all enjoy a bit of sun and holidays.

Stamps by Crafters Companion - Sparkle Garden
Coloured with copics & prisma pencils
Glamour dust
Spellbinders floral die

We have been generously sponsored by Swedish House Crafts

I started a new job 5 weeks ago in a well known store where 'Every Little Helps',
working just 2 shifts a week 4pm-12.30am which fits in perfectly with helping out with the grandchildren. The last 2 weeks l have done full time hours to help cover holidays/sickness which has been quite tiring, one of the lovely young managers is leaving to do a less stressful job in a garden centre.......my dream job. I hope she likes this card l have made for her.

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Allsorts Challenge 475

It is saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week my lovely teamie Brenda is the host and she has chosen
In The Garden
Plenty of choice here and l went for the unusual...Toadstools, some of you may remember l had them growing in my garden last year so the really are in my garden.
 I have a photo of my toadstools but unfortunately as l type this post blogger won't let me add any more photos grrrrr so will add it later.

Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details


Stamps By Crafters Companion
Stampin Up silhouette flower stamps
Coloured with aquatints/markers

We have been generously sponsored by Chocolate Baroque
Had a very busy week with the garden as usual and working too many hours to help cover staff shortages for holidays. Managed a lovely day in Inverness yesterday and picked up some bargain in the sales.

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Monday, 2 July 2018

July Penny Black & More Challenge

Well guess who forgot to do a new post, when did July creep in??? So a new month and a new challenge over at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts and this month the challenge is
Things With Wings
The Design Team have been hard at work with their Penny Blacks and have some gorgeous inspiration to share with you over on the challenge blog here along with all the details.  You can use any brand of stamp except digi (NO DIGI IMAGES), the focal point of your project must be stamped to be in with a chance of winning one of our fabulous prizes. One lucky winner using a Penny Black stamp will be chosen to be a Guest Designer on a future challenge.


Stamp Penny 2243K Black Bee Costume
Sentiment Penny Black 1073E Bere-u-tiful Day
colouredwith copics
Papers Penny Black80-008 Gentle Whisper
Die Penny Black51-110 Flicker & Flutter
Ribbon, Gems & Stickles

We have been generously sponsored by....


Stamp Addicts

Schools are out for summer for the next six weeks and l am looking forward to having some time to myself for a change, best make the most of it with lots of gardening & crafting and maybe the odd outing too as l have not planned a summer holiday as too much to do in garden - think l will have a winter holiday when the garden is sleeping.

Thank you for stopping by and for your comments x Susan x and a new challenge over at

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Allsorts Challenge 474

It is Saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week my lovely teamie Helene is the host and she has chosen
Baby Animals
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.
I had a choice of a few stamps and decided to use with this one with the cute owlet's, plus another one to add to the christmas box.
Stamp by Crafters Companion
Coloured with copics
Papers - Dovecraft
Glamour dust, stickles & ribbon

We have a lovely stamp from Rare Earth Stamps
We have had scorching weather up here, in fact it has been too hot to be outside, even the house got too hot - on thursday morning l had to go out and could not lock the conservatory as it had expanded, just as well it is quiet round here. Even the candles melted to liquid.
School is now out for summer, yippee, off pick up duty so a good chance to catch up with other things:)

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Allsorts Challenge 473

It is saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week it is my turn to host and l has chosen
Sweet Treats
We all love a treat now and then, cakes, chocolate all things sweet. Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.

Stamp LOTV
Coloured with copics
SB die, LaLa Land banner die
Ribbon, glamour dust & gem

We have been generously sponsored by Marianne Designs
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Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Allsorts Challenge 472

It is Saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week my lovely teamie Kath is the host and she has chosen
Use At Least 2 Dies
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details. Time to crack on with christmas cards, l am determined to get them all done before december.


Stamp LOTV James Santa Stop Here
Coloured with copics, distress inks
Papers - Dovecraft
Dies SB square & scolloped
Poinsettia Sweet Dixie die
Ribbon & Glamour dust.

We have been generously sponsored by Sticker To You
Hope you have all had a good week, mine has been busy as usual. The garden is all planted up now for summer but it took a battering with the strong winds on thursday. We had a tree fall down - a beautiful pyracantha which had lots of berries forming also a few plants in the border were down - the lovely dark sweet williams and lots of foxgloves so they are now in a vase. I managed to put some supports in for other plants. 
The children are counting the days down until summer break, only 2 weeks left and as my daughter and SIL are both in education l will get 6 weeks off from my Grandma duties ;)

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Allsorts Challenge 471

It is saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week my lovely teamie Tracy is the host and she has chosen
Girl's Night Out
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.
I dug deep in my stash for this stamp - it is by Whiff Of Joy and l have had it quite a few years.

Stamp by Whiff Of Joy
Sentiment from Penny Black
Coloured with copics
Papers SU
Gold glamour dust, ribbon

We have been generously sponsored by Swedish House Crafts , they have a gorgeous range of online products so why not pop over for a peep.

The weather here has been amazing all week, often too hot to sit in, the veg garden is now almost full,  just the courgettes and the last of the beetroot to go in.  The border which is mostly perennials is filling out fast, l have grown cosmos, dahlia's, sunflowers inc chocolate ones, marigolds, sweetpeas all from seed and they are now in too.
 Last year l bought a plant from a house sale and l can't remember what it is called, it has lanterns in autumn like chinese lanterns but the flower which comes first is blue - the man told me the name but l can't remember it, he said it is an american plant. I took one of the lanterns which was full of seed and have grown them - hundreds all from one pod, then when weeding the border this week lots have also self seeded as l left the plant in over winter as the lanterns were beautiful.  Time now to think about next years wallflowers, sweet williams, foxgloves, lupins and so on - always something to do ..........except housework that can wait until a rainy day.
Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x