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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, 21 April 2018

Allsorts 464

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
Use Pearls
A nice easy one for you all to join in, everybody should be able to follow this theme. Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.
I have been playing with my new stamps and aquatints but they just looked like slodgy messes when l finished so went back to sparkle pens and black ink on stamp for outline rather than directly inking stamp with colour. Not the greatest card as still practising and ran out of time.


Stamp Sheena Born to be Wild
Sparkle Pens
Pearls

We have a lovely prize from Marianne Designs



We have had gorgeous weather here all week and hope you have too. I planted lots of seeds on sunday and am amazed to see most of them have germinated already. The garden has 'greened up' and all the trees are bursting into leaf. the garden looks different everyday and l love walking around it as l always see something new.
I love this time of year with longer daylight and everyone seems more cheerful. we even had our first BBQ on wednesday.
Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

April Midway Penny Black & More Reminder

Hello my lovely crafty friends, we are now halfway through the Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge for April which is
 Black/White Plus One Colour
You still have plenty of time to join in..
My teamies have some lovely pieces to share with you over on the challenge blog here along with all the details. You can use any brand of stamp except digi's - any entries using digi images will not be eligible for a prize. The focal point must be a stamped image.  If you use a Penny Black stamp you could be chosen as a Guest Designer for a month.


Stamps Penny Black 4361J Warm Embrace
40-353 Lets Chill (Sentiment)
Coloured with copics 
Spellbinders Poinsettia die
Ribbon & Stickles

We have some great prizes from our lovely sponsors so pop over to the challenge post to see all the details - You have to be in it to win, as the saying goes.

We have jumped a season in the space of a few days, the weather has been glorious over the last week. We have had our first hot water from our 2 solar panels - free hot water at last. Hubby got the hose out on the garden last night as we had a warm wind which dries the ground quickly. And tonight....we are having our first BBQ. Now, l know some of you down in England have not had it so good yet but hopefully you will soon. Although we have had a bitterly cold winter we didn't get much snow either, we have a bit of a micro climate here around the Moray area :)

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Allsorts challenge 463

It is Saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week my lovely teamie Ellie is the host and she has chosen
Spring Flowers or Showers
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details. I have used one of my favourite Penny Black stamps this week.


Stamp Penny Black
Papers Craft Creations
Background Aqua & Sparkle Pens
Copics, glossy accents

We have 2 lovely Woodware stamps as prizes this week

I am still practising with my Aqua pens which l used for this background and just dropped a little water on to create the rain drops.
A mixed bag of weather here this week, some lovely sunshine to bring on the daffs and everything is starting to green up at last.
Had a lovely afternoon tea out at the Drumossie Hotel in Inverness with my daughter and granddaughter this week - if anyone is up this way l definitely recommend it.
Have a good week whatever you are doing and hope to see you over on the challenge. x Susan x




Saturday, 7 April 2018

Allsorts Challenge 462

It is saturday again, they seem to be coming around very quickly - so time for the new challenge at Allsorts. This week Kath is our lovely host and she has chosen
Be Square
No shaped cards, keep it all square on your project - no circles, oval etc. Check out all my teamies inspiration and challenge details here.

I have been having a little play with a new stamp set and my new aqua pens, still practising so lots will be coming though here in the near future. A few stamp sets are sitting on my desk just waiting for a play too.



Stamps Set CC Magic Garden
Aquapens
Gems & stickles

We have 2 lovely sets of dies from Tattered Lace for this weeks lucky winners.


The calendar tells me it should be spring but it is still sooooo cold, l think we must be about 4 weeks behind with growth in the garden and not even thinking about starting my seeds off yet. If anyone knows when spring is due please let me know so l don't miss it
My daughter and grandaughter are coming up for the week so really looking forward to sharing some time together :)

Hope to see you over on the challenge, happy crafting, Susan x

Sunday, 1 April 2018

April Penny Black & More Challenge

Hello my lovely crafty friends and Happy Easter. The first sunday of April is here so time for the new challenge over at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts and this month the challenge is

Black & White Plus One
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.


Stamps Penny Black 30-033 Allegro
3170F Every Day 
Beads
Inks Grey & Blue

The flower is a small single stamp from a transparency set which l stamped masked and repeat stamped then added beads to the centres. I used a blue ink for the sentiment to keep it soft - hope you like it.

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


Sizzix


Plus a lovely woodware stamp.

Hope you pop over to the challenge and join us this month.

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

Saturday, 31 March 2018

Allsorts Challenge 461

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
New Beginnings
Lots of options - new job, house, baby ect. Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.


Stamp Penny Black 40-547 Flower Lanterns
SU Stramp write pens
Sparkle pen, gems
MS border punch

We have been generously sponsored by DigiStamp Boutique
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Also a lovely stamp set up for grabs.
Image result for cris-wed crafters companion stamp set

I love the flower lanterns stamp - no matter how many times you use it it always gives a different look, when dried l added sparkle pen to the blooms to give a little extra shimmer.
Having recently had a 2 week holiday away l have never felt as exhausted as l do at the moment, energy levels are zero and l am really struggling. Perhaps a visit to the docs is on the cards. The grandchildren have two weeks off for easter so they will be with parents so hopefully a bit easier for me.
 Looking forward to some warmer weather soon, just had a bit of time in the garden to do a spring tidy, most of the 1000+ bulbs l put in are making an appearance but so are the rabbits nibbling at the fresh shots :(

Happy Easter to you all xx

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Allsorts Challenge 460

It is saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week my lovely teamie Wendy is the host and she has chosen
Black & White Only
The only other colour permitted in this challenge is a skin colouring. Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details

Stamp Penny Black Hedge-word 4060K
Papers Doodlebug
Copics for skin colour

The little snipped corner was a mistake but l think it looks ok so left it.
We have been generously sponsored by.
Rare Earth - the stamping arm of Tattered Lace


Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x