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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 January 2017

Allsorts Challenge 398

It is saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week my lovely teamie Tracy Mouse is the host and she has chosen one you are all going to love
Wings on Things 
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.
My 6 year old grandaughter has been asking ' when are you going to show me how to make a card Grandma?' So we had a play in the craft room, her friend has a birthday coming up soon and she loves owls and purple. This is a joint creation from Esther and me, a door hanger.


Gesso, distress inks
stencil, structure paste, glitter
Owl template craftwork cards
dies, flower, leaves, alphabet
wobbly eyes, gems, ribbon, twine

We have been generously sponsored by Tattered Lace


Hope to see you over on the challenge.
I have a very busy week coming up as my daughter is taking 9 pupils from her school down to London for 4 days so we will be having the grandchildren stay here and as they are at two different schools 6 miles apart it will be very interesting lol....wish me luck

Here are some snow pictures from my garden this week - sorry if you follow me on facebook you will have seen them already. We are quite high up here in Rafford and had a good few inches whereas Forres a couple of miles down the road had a good dusting.
A couple of the pine trees at the bottom of the garden
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Love this big tree....Norman thought he was going to put christmas lights on it ....not a chance. We have a beautiful view of the garden from the conservatory and we are not overlooked so it is very private, we love it and keeping looking at it and struggling to believe it is all ours.
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My Snow Baby playing out
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 x Susan x

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Allsorts challenge 397

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 have chosen
Cats or Dogs to Feature
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.
I dug out my scottie template as it has not seen the light of day for a while. The bauble stamp was a freebie in a magazine a few years ago and never been used. I cut two scotties and scored the rear one and glued them together at the top so the card stands up.
I quite enjoyed making this fun card and might do a few more ready for next christmas.


Scottie template from Craftwork Cards
Bauble stamp, glamour dust
Tartan paper, gems
Wobbly eye ( from kids craft box)

We have been generously sponsored by;-
DigiStamp Boutique


Sizzix


Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Sunday, 1 January 2017

January Penny Black & More Challenge

Happy New Year to all my crafty Visitors hope 2017 brings you all health and happiness.
 The first sunday of the year is here so time for the new challenge over at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts and this month the challenge is

Anything Goes
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 used 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.


Penny Black 30-024 enjoy, 3170F every day,
Die, Penny Black Flicker & Flutter
white embossing powder
distress inks, gems

We have been generously sponsored by....
Penny Black


Crafty Ribbons
 Lots of prizes means lots of reasons to enter.

Thank you for stopping by and for your comments x Susan x 

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Allsorts Challenge 396

Hope you have all had a good christmas and best wishes for 2017.  I don't really celebrate New Year so will be all cosy tonight watching a good film - could be Gone With The Wind or the original Wuthering Heights and maybe a glass of wine.
So l am here to tell you about the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week my lovely teamie Mervi is the host and she has chosen
Something New
If you got new goodies for christmas this is a perfect chance to use them.  We are expecting Grandchild No.9 within the next couple of weeks so my card is ready to go.  A lovely generous lady sent me a new die - Thank you and hope you like how l have used it.
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.
Stamp LOTV Balloon Basket
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Papers - Craft Creations
Dies Penny Black Flicker & Flutter, SB Fancy oval
Flower stamp by Heartfelt Creations
Gems, stickles, ribbon.

We have been generously sponsored by Tattered Lace


Thank you for all your lovely wishes on our house move, we are nicely settled in and loving it, l have even managed to get out into the enormous garden and do a bit of cutting back over this last week, l keep looking at it and finding it hard to believe it is all ours. There is a large area at the top which l am going to prepare ready for a veg plot.
Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Allsorts Challenge 394/5

Hello, it is been a long time since l have posted as we have moved have been in a holiday cottage for a few weeks before our move into our new home last week - here at long last in Rafford in Forres, Moray. A 400 mile move. It has taken just over a week to unpack all our boxes and put everything in its place.

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


I have gone for the top row - Blue & Brown, falling snow stencil using structure paste with added glamour dust while paste was still wet, l distressed the edges of the blue card with a distressing tool. the baubles are dies from memory box with a bit of elastic cord  - job done.

I have not wrote a single card yet so need to get myself sorted and start christmas shopping on tuesday, l have never been so late with it but hayho. 



We have a very special treat for you this time and we are thrilled to welcome a wonderful new sponsor Swedish House Crafts. They are a UK based on line store and as the name suggests sell a variety of Swedish craft goodies including some lovely stamps, dies and design papers plus lots more as well, please do pop over to the store and take a peek.

Suha who owns the store is offering this very generous prize for our lucky winner, just take a look...........


Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a peaceful new year.
Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Sunday, 6 November 2016

December Penny Black & More at Allsorts

Hello my lovely crafty friends. The first sunday of the month is here so time for the new challenge over at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts and this month the challenge is
Anything Christmas
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 used 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 Black Snowy 2521K
Coloured with copics
Papers First edition
Ribbon, glamour dust, stickles
Die - Marianne

We have been generously sponsored by....
Penny Black


Crafts U Love


Crafty Ribbons


My craft room is now all boxed up along with the rest of our house ready for our move. We move out 14th november and have to go into holiday cottages as our house won't be ready to complete until 5th dec so everything will be in storage - not ideal but it had to be done to get our sale through. No crafting for me until mid december at the earliest.
Just hope it is not snowing when l make the 400 mile journey on monday.

Thank you for stopping by and for your comments x Susan x 

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Allsorts Challenge 386

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 have chosen
Sparkle & Shine
So time to get out your glitters and all things sparkly.  Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details


Stamp Penny Black - Snowy
Coloured with copics
Papers - LOTV
Sparkly fibres, stickles, glamour dust, frantage

We have been generously sponsored by Stix 2.



Must dash to get ready for my nephews wedding in Cheshire:)
Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x