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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, 18 March 2017

Allsorts Challenge 407

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
Anything But A Card
I would love to see what other crafty things you get up to - sewing, knitting, upcycling - anything crafty or creative.
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.






MDF Box from MDF Man
Furniture paint, adirondak ink
Stamps - Inkylicious, Lavina, Stampin Up
Dies Butterfly Penny Black, Flower Marianne, Foliage Joy
Gems, glamour dust, twine.

I decorated a MDF organiser box. First l painted it with furniture paint then when dry l used an ink duster brush to apply the purple Adirondak ink. Next, l stamped the sentiment and flowers ect and added the die cuts. A touch of glamour dust on the flowers. I added the twine to make a handle and secured it using a heat gun.
I made a friend a similar one last year in white as a gift but added colour to this one which l am going to keep.

We have been generously sponsored by my teamie Wendy and John with a stamp for the winner, we also have a second prize too.

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Allsorts Challenge 406

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 in celebration of International Womens Day she has chosen
Ladies & Girls
Check out all the gorgeous creations my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.  


Image & Papers Pion
Ribbon, Lace, Pearls,
Flowers, Doily
Butterfly die - Joy

The prize this weeks is a beautiful vintage feminine Indigo Blu stamp

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Sunday, 5 March 2017

March Penny Black & More Challenge

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 Goes (must be stamped)

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.

It is quite a while since l bought any new stamps so recently had a little spend on a few PB's and this gorgeous stamp has been on my wish list for a while. I inked it up with distress inks then spritzed it with water and stamped on water paper. When dry l added a few beads to look like the poppy centre, quite pleased with the result.


Stamp Penny Black  40-330 Pop Pop Poppy
Distress Inks
Ribbon, Beads, Gem, Stickles

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


Marianne Designs


Chalkola

Hope you pop over to the challenge blog and join in with this month's Anything Goes (stamped of course) challenge

Yesterday l rained and rained and rained l kept thinking Noah and his Ark would be sailing by, l had hoped to have the day in the garden but don't think l will be stepping out there for a few days until it has dried out. Hope the weather is better where you are.
Thank you for stopping by and for your comments x Susan x 

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Allsorts Challenge 405

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
Spring Inspiration
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.
We have had some gorgeous bright spring days this week but with an early frosty start to most days. The snowdrops are in full bloom and the daffs are poking their heads up, l am looking forward to seeing what else is growing in my new garden.



Stamp by Little Claire -FFH002 Flower Friends 
Coloured with copics
Papers from scraps
Dies - MB flower, SB leaf
Punches - Kars butterfly, ovals SU
Ribbon, gems, stickles, liquid pearls

We have been generously sponsored by DigiStamp Boutique who have the most gorgeous digi images


Little Claire - who are sponsoring us for the first time, l usually pop a stamp or two from their stall in my basket at craft fairs as they are so sweet.


Whatever you are doing this weekend have fun, l am hoping to make a start on preparing my veg garden from the enormous mound of soil the landscaper left when doing some work on the garden.  I have bought a few fruit trees and strawberry plants all ready so watch this space lol.
Hubby is busy reducing the 100+ conifers from approx 12-15 ft down to a more manage height - he has never done as much in a garden in the 21 years we have been married and he seems to be enjoying himself just so long as he remembers how is the boss in the garden.

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Allsorts Challenge 404

It is saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  Before l tell you about the new challenge last week some of the team were offering an extra prize for a comment on their own blogs, so l have a lucky winner and that is Comment No 17 Hazel (Didos)  please email me (details in my sidebar) with your details - please mark email Allsorts Win.

This week my lovely teamie Helene is the host and she has chosen
Add Metal Or A Charm
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details. I added a little brad to the centre of the flower. This little fella has been sitting coloured on my desk a while so thought it was about time l used it.


Stamp from LOTV
Coloured with Inktense pencils
Brad, glamour dust, stickles
structure paste, Dies - fence & poinsettia

We have been generously sponsored Tattered Lace and two lovely prizes are on offer .



Having just got back from a lovely 2 weeks in the hot caribbean sunshine l am feeling the cold, fortunately Doris did not come calling in our area and neither did the snow so all calm at the moment. Hope you all stayed safe.
Hope to see you over on the challenge 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