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Welcome to my crafty corner

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, 18 February 2017

Allsorts Challenge 403

It is saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week my lovely teamie Annie is the host and she has chosen
Anything Goes
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details


Canvas, gesso, distress inks
Acrylic paint, glamour dust, stickles 
Dies - Penny Black Butterfly, Marianne flower, Joy leaves

We have been generously sponsored by Swedish House Crafts if you have not visited their online store check it out now as there are lots of beautiful goodies




Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Sunday, 5 February 2017

February Penny Black & More @ 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
Use Your Favourite Stamp

No real choice there for me it has to be Snowy
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

We have been generously sponsored by..
Penny Black


Crafts U Love 


Sizzix






Stamps Addicts


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

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Allsorts Challenge 400

It is saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week we are celebrating challenge number 400 and my lovely teamie Tracy is the host and she has chosen
Lets Celebrate
So any occasion that is a celebration is what we are looking for. Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.


Stamp LOTV Flower Fairy
Coloured with Inktense pencils

We have been generously sponsored by Tattered Lace and the main prize is one of their fabulous Lace Baby Blue die cutting machines and there are a couple of more prizes too, thank you to our generous sponsor.



Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Allsorts Challenge 399

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
Daisy Daisy
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details, just want to see lots of lovely daisies.  I used one of my old penny black stamps that l have not used for quite a while and made a just to say card which covers lots of occasions.


Stamp by Penny Black, Daisychain
coloured with copics
flower punch, gems, stickles, liquid pearls
Papers dovecraft

We have been generously sponsored by John Lockwood - providing a beautiful stamp set called Daisy Trail.

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Thursday, 19 January 2017

January Midway Penny Black & More Challenge

Hello my lovely crafty friends, we are now halfway through the Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge for January which is
Anything Goes 
You still have plenty of time to join in to be in with a chance of winning a great prize from one of  our generous sponsors listed on the challenge page.
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. If you use a Penny Black stamp you could be chosen as a Guest Designer for a month.
I have made this card using a transparency set and built a little scene from the individual stamps


Stamp Set Penny Black 30-049 Party Time
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Papers LOTV
Stickles, glamour dust, distress ink

I am a day late posting this as l forgot ...doh. 
Hard to believe we are mid way through January and the weather is gorgeous up here in Moray. Yesterday l spent 4 hours out in the garden without a coat cutting back hedges and the time just flew by. Hope the weather is being kind to you where ever you are.

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