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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

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Lovely Surprise Today

When l came home from the school run an enormous arrangement of flowers waiting for me on the doorstop. I had been having such a rubbish day - my legs are red raw and burning and l wondered if l had a reaction to the cream the doc gave me last week and resorted to ice packs last night. Anyway.... l have an infection in my legs and am on anti biotics (no alcohol for me for a week). My brother in laws funeral has been arranged for next tuesday so feeling rubbish. My link worker came for her monthly visit today and must have taken pity on me - bless her.

Sorry for rambling....... The card l made this for my challenge on do crafts PB the chall was to send a card to next on list. I have not used this image before - how sweet is she. I enjoyed making this card and was pleased with the result. Sarabee l hope you like it x

Off to check out some blogs while l have time - no tea for me yet, weigh in night at slimming club (put 2lb on last week but still lost over 2 stone)

x Susan x

Monday, 27 September 2010

Well autumn is definately here today, not seen the sun or any blue sky. My legs are on fire today and driving me nuts - had to go to docs last week before l scratched all my skin off, apparently l have bacteria of the hair follicle but am sure the cream is not doing the job right.

Anyway no more moaning life is too short. x

Today l am showing a card l made for the Forever Freinds challenge over on do crafts, the chall was ruby (colour) and diamonds (shape or glitter).

The backing paper is some l stroked in a box ages ago but could not remember the colour - but l think it fits perfectly. I coloured with distress inks and twinkling H 2 O's. Used my crop o dile which has not been out of the cupboard this year! Finished off with a bit of candy and glamour dust. Was not too sure at first but it is growing on me.

Happy blogging - l am off to catch up x Susan x

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Catching up on xmas

Well today has been a bright sunny but cold day. think it has been better than the forecast. I don't seem to have got much done today just pottering around and spending too long on here as usual. I am just a little behind with the christmas cards now and having shut myself away last night managed to do 3. I am still using new stamps l bought at Harrogate and have still got quite a lot to go at. I love the set from Butterfly Kisses with the snowfalke background it is so pretty.

I have not done multiple uploads before so here goes.......... x Susan x

Friday, 24 September 2010

Such a sad day

My brother in law Jim passed away this morning after being for about 6 weeks. Hence todays card is the hardest one l have ever had to make in my life. When you struggle for words l said the ones that come from my heart to my sis in law - thinking of you.

Embosing folder swirls lightly chalked to tone with bazzill and a simple white bow.

I was so pleased that Jim was well enough to see the card l sent last week with the hugs.

All for now x Susan x

Thursday, 23 September 2010

B is for Black

Hello - is there anyone there??? Do you wonder this too??? Hope you are all ok, Last night we went to see Thriller at the Alhambra here in Bradford and it was amazing. By far the best show l have ever been too - the whole cast were brilliant and l only wish l could go again tonight!!! Even my husband said he enjoyed it - now that is unusual.

On with the card - Angie over on do crafts is hosting the ABC colour challenge and it is B for Black and l think this card fits it well. It is for my lads 14th birthday and he loves footie, the image is a LOTV stamp and only requires minimum colouring, the backing paper is???from my stash. Embossed 14 on front added a bit of ribbon and there you have it.

Thanks for looking x Susan x

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Christmas again !

Managing a card again - l am on a roll whoo hoo. I thought l was getting along nicely over on docrafts and almost catching up on the card a week for christmas until Snoflake told me l had missed wk 29, How did l do that???? Anyway to put things right l did another christmas card last night. I used another of my new stamps from Harrogate, This adorable stamp is called Deck The Horns and he is from Little Claire. I was not happy with it last night but it is growing on me - what do you think of it??? Happy crafting everyone x Susan x

Monday, 20 September 2010

Blue Monday

Hope you all had a good weekend. I have just spent ages looking at some of your lovely blogs that all my 'free time' is almost up, l can't leave the kids standing at the scholl gate now can l ???? On with the card - this is for my brother in law - l just struggle with mens card so kept it clean and simple, l hope he likes it.

The stamps l have used are from Stampin up and are very versatile l just stamped with diffferent shades of blue added a ribbon and sentiment and hey presto done in no time at all. Just need to remember to post it.

Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog and l appreciate you dropping by x Susan x

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Tilda in frame

Happy weekend everyone, hope you are having a good one. Still not managing to update daily and have just spent ages catching up on some other blogs and thay are all looking good.

This card is for a do crafts challenge hosted by the lovely Tilda Queen - Teresa (craftingallday) it also covers snofalkes christmas challenge.

Now the boys are back at school and l am getting into a routine l made myself some free time to craft. The challenge was Tilda in a frame and l am not sure if l have got it right - l coloured with distress inks and H2 o's which l love to use when l have the time.
The sentiment is a WOJ
Papers Magnolia
Hope you like it x Susan x

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Hello Bloggers, l am pleased to see a change in weather again, yesterday was awful and today sunshine. Thought l would need my wellies in the allotment this morning but it was not too bad. On with the card:-

This is a Penny Black stamp called Snowy - l think he is my favourite snowman. I am so far behind with snoflakes weekly christmas card challenge (29 when it should be 36) that l will be on christmas for a couple of weeks to catch up. This also fits Sarabees PB challenge blue & silver over on do crafts. The sentiment is from Stampin up. Hope you like it.

I bought so much stuff at Harrogate this weekend l am still trying to find place for it all and have loads to play with

Take care x Susan x

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

My last post went on ok but l am still a bit rusty. A couple of weeks should see me navigating around much easier and back into the blogging world!

My card for today is for my sister in law and her partner Jim who has a terminal illness. I sent it just to say hello and send them hugs and l am sure they will appreciate it.

Stamps - both penny black

Paper - stampin up and bazzill

Colour - copic.

Thanks for looking and l hope you like it x Susan x

Monday, 13 September 2010

Right here goes - not been on here for ages and not sure if l remember how this works.... I have not played for a long time and after going to the show at Harrogate this weekend and spending a fortune l found a bit of inspiration. I bought this gorgeous wreath stamp from Butterfly Kisses and just had to use this first there sample was stamped on vellum and was much prettier than mine but l am pleased with the result. Stamped three in a row and embossed on reverse for effect, think this stamp will be popular. Hope you like it, and thanks for taking the time to peep x Susan x