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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

Friday, 9 December 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge wk 180

Just thought l had better get back into blogland - had a few weeks off. The Christmas Fayre at my daughters school did not do as well as l had hoped but she says it was same on all tables. I did have some sales and with the other cards l have sold l will have just over £230 to send to Martin House Childrens Hospice.
Irene - if you are reading this thanks for the Reindeer food, my other daughter took it to her work and it sold. x
I hit rock bottom after Davids inquest last friday - the right verdict was given Accidental death. I walked into the docs monday afternoon and the receptionist got me an emergency appointment after l have rung many times an not been able to get one. The doc put me on happy pills to see how l go.
The card - what am l like l made this on sunday from several challenges this week and l missed them all except the one l initially had in mind - Penny Black.
Stamp - Penny Black - Winter White & greens, silver embossing powder
Cuttlebug embossing folders
Snowflake punch
Glamour dust.
Card Blank craftwork cards scalloped edge
I am entering this card into the following challenge -
Penny Black Saturday Challenge Wk 180 - Total White Out.
Thanks for stopping by x Susan x

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Preparing for Christmas Fayre

Sorry l have not been around looking at your amazing blogs this weeks but have been very busy and advance apologies if l don't get around to you over the next two coming weeks. I have been working like crazy getting ready for the Christmas Fayre at my daughters school on the 26th November. It is the first time l have ever done one - and all the proceeds l am donating to Martin House Childrens Hospice. On my last post l told you l had approached a local company asking if they would kindly help by supporting me and they said yes - well the generous company is Craftwork Cards and WOW was l surprised, they sent me a box with card blanks and lots of die cuts and matching papers and of course some card candi. My daughter thought it would be great if l could make some mini kits of "make your own cards" and Craftwork card came to the rescue, l have been cutting papers to card size and making kit bags up, punching corners out adding foam squares for the candi and all the children need is glue and glitter, l made up cards to show what could be made too - just hope they go down a treat, l put a little slip in each pack to say the items were very generously donated by Craftwork cards too and who knows we may have some new crafters out there. Also made choc treat bags and lots of other things - hope to have time to show you more. As well as this l have had a few orders to do too - all for my fundraising, my bit of payback for all they did for our son.
Anyway here are a couple of cards l have made earlier this week with boxes too.
Thanks for stopping by Susan x

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Penny Black Wk 175

A quick post from me before my 2 little granchildren arrive for the 24 hour weekly stop over. Have had a couple of difficult days and am exhausted in every sense. Anyway l am a woman on a mission to get ready for the christmas fayre in just over 3 weeks and have approached a local company for any help/support they may be able to offer and am over the moon that they are happy to help - more news of that another time. Martin House Hospice are sending me some posters so l can make people aware of where the proceeds are going.
Today l have made some small boxed sets of quick and easy to make notelets, l used craftwork cards 12 cm blanks (love these as they are a beautiful white and good quality) from one of my Goody Bags and stamped them with the delightful Silhouette Pocket stamp set from SU. I made boxes to put them in, bit of ribbon around and make nice little gift sets.

My card today is for my daughters birthday tomorrow. I adore this stamp Penny Black - Acrobat coloured with copics. The challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge is a sketch by Nat.

I am entering this into the following challenge Penny Black Saturday Challenge wk 175 - Sketch
Thanks for stopping by x Susan x

Sunday, 30 October 2011

LOTV Wk 118

Oh What have l done..... I have never done a fair before, the school my daughter teaches at are having a Christmas one in 4 weeks and l have agreed to do a table. I have sold a few of my cards in the past and when my son David passed away in July l said any money from my cards would be donated to Martin House Childrens Hospice as a bit of pay back for all they did for David.
I have a lot of cards made but thought l would make little stocking fillers so any ideas are very gratefully received. PLEASE.

The card today l made on friday as l have been in panic mode today.... this is for LOTV challenge 118 and is a sketch by Bev - a nice easy one to follow and this little cutie Birthday Fairy is yet another of my uninked stamps - shame on me. The paper are Kaisercraft (wish Upon)
Coloured with copics and lots of stickles , still practicing my grass. Sentiment LOTV.
I am entering this into the following challenge
LOTV Wk 118 - Sketch by Bev
Thanks for stopping by x Susan x

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Tilda & Snowy

The weekend is here and l have downed tools - no cleaning for me today just play time. I had a lovely surprise this morning from the postie. Last weekend l was admiring the Memory box dies but they were out of stock everywhere - but you know what it is like when you set your heart on something. Monday l rang Oyster Stamps to see if they would reserve them for me when they came back in stock - they said they would ring when they were in - no call but they arrived this morning - How happy am l yippee......... Easily pleased lol.
The card, l just had to play with the new dies and they fit so well into all these christmas challenges and this is my Favourite All Time Stamp - l just love this Tilda with Snowy. 3 Hours later here it is
Stamp - Tilda with Snowy coloured with copics.
Paper - Magnolia
Memory box dies
LOTV sentiment
Frosty snowman verse stamp - Aspects of Design set 13 (snowy Christmas)
Glamour dust and stickles.
Cuttlebug snowfalke embossing folder
Distress ink broken china.

I am entering this into the following challenges.
Just Magnolia 130 - Merry Christmas
Allsorts Challenge 127 - Christmas Easel Card
Pink Gem 33 - Cold & Frosty
Bah Humbug 43 - Die Cuts
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Ribbon Girls - Jingle all the Way to Christmas (2nd entry)

Thank you for stopping by x Susan x

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Little George

A quick post from me today and not much time to visit as l have not stopped today - cleaning carpets which lead to deep cleaning and dusting - is it spring???
The card, - l made this last night another unused stamp Little George by Red Gingham Designs coloured with copics.
Papers - Christmas Cheer Holly Glitter Paper by K & CO and Old Olive from SU
Sentiment - LOTV
Lots of stickles, embossing folder - snow, holly punch.
I am entering this card into the following challenges

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girls - Jingle all the way to Christmas

Thanks for stopping by x Susan x

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Just Magnolia - Pink

Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness is the challenge over at Just Magnolia. My sister is in her final week of radiotherapy for breast cancer (she is just 49), we lost our Mum at 44 so it is very close to our hearts. I am one year older than my sis and so far am in the clear. When l saw this challenge the lovely Pops said "Feel Your Boobies" so go on ladies give them a check. (Any men - don't forget to check your bits too)
So on with the card - full of pinkness.
Tilda coloured with copics and a touch of sparkle on her dress frill.
Papers Magnolia and Bazzill
Heart doily distressed.
Magnolia doo hickey and pearl brad
Flower and butterfly punches, tag and lace.
I am entering this into the following challenge
Just Magnolia - Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave x Susan x

Monday, 24 October 2011

Whiff of Joy Willow

I have made the most of the lovely weather we have had here today and spent 3 hours in the garden cutting back and tidying for the winter, hope it stays for a few more days and then it should all be done and the tools put away for another year. Hope you have all had good weather too.
On with the card - l can not remember the last time l inked Willow up and is'nt she gorgeous. I had in mind Lilac and green for the Ribbon girl challenge and played about for hours and ended up with a simple layout. I laid flowers here there and everywhere then butterflies and ended up moving them off as l felt Willow looked beautiful with just the background l inked and stamped - hope you agree.
Stamp WOJ Willow, sentiment LOTV
Coloured with copics and a touch of glamour dust
Background distressed with bundled sage and stamped with Inkylicious Moonlight foliage in milled lavender.
Papers - Dovecraft Back to Baasics and swiss dot bazzill
Pearl ribbon slider, ribbon and pearls.

I am entering this card into the following challenges.
Ribbon Girls 12 - Lilac & Green
Crafty Catz 104 - Happy Birthday
Thanks for stopping by x Susan x

Sunday, 23 October 2011

New Beginnings

Well that is another weekend gone by, debated whether to go to Doncaster today to the craft show, l just could not make my mind up so a quick text to my friend Julie to see if she was going and after an hour on the phone my mind was made up - stay home and craft.
The challenge over at Emma's crafty store is new beginnings and l have just checked Emma's blog and she gave birth to her very own new beginning this morning - a baby girl so congratulations Emma & Steve.
I have used this little sweet image from Lili of the valley Little Acorns and coloured it with copics.I used a MS heart border punch and used the little scrap hearts too (how thrifty am l today lol), My nestie scalloped hearts and a wooden heart which l distressed. Flowers mostly from WOC, pearls, butterfly punch and lots of sparkle. The sentiment is from a Fizzy Moon set - new additions.

I am entering this card into the following challenge
CES (Crafty Emma's Store) Wk 59 New Beginnings

Thank you for stopping by x Susan x

Saturday, 22 October 2011

LOTV Christmas cutie

Hope you are all having some sunshine today - the sky is clear here, beautiful and bright. Have just spent hours trailing around for cake tins for the cakes hubby is making as gifts. I should have bought tins of chocolate roses, eaten them and put the cakes in there - would have been cheaper too lol.
The card
This is a lovely stamp by Lili of the Valley (another of my unstamped ones) called Skating along and l could not resist adding glossy accents to give the effect of ice. The ribbon l have had for a few years - think l got it from Samuel Taylors and have only used it flat around card and not made a bow with it before, l am pleased with the bow it looks gorgeous and gives great dimension..
I am entering this card into the following challenges

Colour Create wk 82 - Burgundy, gold, green & cream
LOTV wk 117 - Bingo ( gems, distressing & pins)
Christmas Stampin - Spark a lay

Image LOTV Skating along coloured with copics
Papers Co-ordination card & Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas
Flowers WOC
Stickles - gold
Glamour dust & glossy accents.
Thanks for stopping by x Susan x

Friday, 21 October 2011

Advent Box

Hello everyone, well the weekend is here and it looks like the weather is to stay fair... may have to catch up on all those outside jobs. I have spent all afternoon making my card and then it was too dull to take a decent photo so l am sharing an advent calender box l made at my friend Chris's on monday. Chris was well prepared for us and l am so pleased she cut all those tiny boxes in advance for us, all we had to do was fold and glue - thanks Chris. Two other Stampin Up friends came too Julie and Karen, Karen made the most delicious cake with a plum jam filling and we all had 2 pieces each - well it would have been rude not to finish it lol.
We used all Stampin Up products and this red paper from the christmas set is gorgeous. I kept it simple without adding any further embellishments.
Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your weekend x Susan x

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Little Miss Muffit

No frightening this cutie with a spider. Well the night is mine now, our 2 little grandchildren have gone home after their weekly 24 hour stop over - takes me days to recover....School holidays next week so my daughter will be off work, (teachers have far too many holidays)
On with the card
I made this yesterday and l could not find a second paper to match so l cut a plain piece of vellum and stamped the spiders web and added stickles around the edges.
Stamp from Pink Gem Designs
Coloured with copics, orange background brayered with adirondak orange sunset
Paper - Bo Bunny, orange Bazzill
MS border punch and flower punches
I am entering this into the following challenges

Pink Gem 32 - A Sketch
Addicted to Stamps 15 - Halloween
Papertake Weekly - Spooky Hues
Simon Says Stamp - Nursery Rhymes
Thanks for stopping by x Susan x

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Autumn Tilda

What a dreadful day we have had with the weather - everything except snow. I have had a play this afternoon in my craft space and managed to take a photo just before it was too dark ( l hope), the men of the house are out watching football and it is nice to have the house to myself. Glass of wine in hand and catching up on blogs what better way to spend a tuesday evening???
The card
Tilda in Dalecarlia Coat coloured with copics.
Papers & doo hickey Magnolia
Flower, butterfly and leaf punches.
Corner & flourish dies.
Ribbon, button & lace from stash.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Just Magnolia - Distressed
CES wk 58 - Forever Autumn
Cupcake Craft Challenge wk 164 - Button & Bows

Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave x Susan x

Monday, 17 October 2011

Definately Autumn

The last of the leaves will soon be gone with the strong winds we are having tonight. Well l was blown away with my 2 wins this weekend - no luck on the lottery though.
I have made this card for 2 Challenges so on with the card
Stamp Penny Black, sentiment LOTV
coloured with copics
Papers Henbury Lane and Kraft card for base, butterflies and leaves.
Flowers TH Tattered Floral die.
Glossy accents for water, gems, brad, lace and ribbon all from stash.

I am entering the following challenges:-
Allsorts Challenge Wk 125 - Lavender and Lace
Thanks for stopping by x Susan x

Saturday, 15 October 2011

I am so excited

Last night l was talking to my best craftie friend Julie and challenges came up and l said l had never won one - well l checked for this weeks challenges and l have one 2 yes 2 challenges (well Mr Random Org picked me), l won at penny black and CES so am feeling well chuffed. I don't do the lottery but hubby went straight out and got me a lucky dip for tonight - the ticket is in my dressing gown pocket and have not looked at the numbers. I am just getting ready to go to Isaac's party and then we have a retirement party to go to tonight so maybe the 3rd party will be when l win jackpot tonight lol.
The card -
I made this yesterday but with dark nights had to wait until today
Stamp LOTV sentiment Pink Gem
Coloured copics
Papers Dovecraft - Jolly Happy Christmas, red card Stampin Up
Flowers - Prima and WOC
Glamour dust, stickles and liquid pearls.

I am entering the following challenges
LOTV 116 - Cosy and Warm
Papertake Weekly -Get In Shape - 3 different Shapes
Winter Wonderland - Robin Redbreast

Thanks for stopping by and will be back later to catch up in blogland x Susan x

Thursday, 13 October 2011

PBSC wk 172

Hello and welcome to my little corner. Last night and today l have had my two youngest grandchildren as l do every week and l am shattered, no energy left tonight to just taking it easy. Last night l had a major hurdle to get through - it was a school presentation night and our son had an award to collect but it was also the first time l had been back into school since David passed away and all l can say it was too much for me to take (the last time David was in normal health was the day l dropped him at school 8/4 day of his accident and that was the last time l saw him on his feet and walking). During the presentation there was a power cut so my tears were not visible to everyone.
On with my card - my youngest grandson will be 4 next week so l made this card for him, l have 3 grandsons and all have 5 letters in their names so they will all be getting a similar card.
Stamps Penny Black - Bear blanks
Coloured with copics
Papers Stampin Up and papermania kraft paper.
Sentiment Personal Impressions.
I am entering this card into Penny Black Saturday Challenge wk 172 - Age
Thanks for stopping by x Susan x

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Just Magnolia

I feel lousy today so will not drone on.
I made this card for the Just Magnolia challenge as l have quite a few Tilda's and have not used them much lately and what better way than to look at a challenge with them.
These delish papers are from a pad by Colorblok l bought in America last year. I have used variuos punches and dies.

I am entering this into this weeks Just Magnolia Challenge where Pop's has set it as Anything Goes with the option of coffee and cream
Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave x Susan x

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Less Is More Wk36

After a busy day yesterday l was looking forward to a day with some playtime. Last night our water supply went off briefly when there was a mains leak in Bradford but this morning we were back to normal - or so l thought. I take my grandaughter to school in a morning as daughter starts work early, she dropped her off as normal then l had a call just as we were ready to set off - school closed due to no water supply........... So we made a mini pizza box and decorated it and hama bead animals and shapes. Tomorrow is my day.....maybe.
When l looked at the challenge at LIM on saturday l thought l have only one heart stamp and no inspiration to use it and then while flicking though my book of my stamps l saw a little heart and an idea jumped straight into my head.
The card:-
All stamps are from Stampin Up
Flourish (Baroque set)
heart (Mini Tags)
Sentiment - Christmas Is Love With all The Trimmings (Contempary Christmas)

How perfect is that sentiment for this card
I just drew squiggly lines up to flourish
Inks also Stampin Up

Challenge Less Is More wk 36 - Single layer and heart(s)
Thank you for stopping by and as always l do appreciate all comments x Susan x

Monday, 10 October 2011

Pink Gem christmas

Hope you are all enjoying your day. My crafting has become very important to me in recent months and l am really enjoying my creations too, with spending more time here in blogland l have been looking at challenges and attempting to enter a few more just for the pleasure, it is also helping me use up the many (far too many to count!) stamps l have bought over the last couple of years and never used and todays stamp is no exception. I only have 2 Pink Gem image stamps this one and a halloween one - l would love more as Janet designs the most beautiful images, but really need to sort out my unused ones first.
Stamp - Pink Gem Designs / Teddy & Snowman
coloured with copics added glamour dust
Papers - by Dream Street Papers/ Wonderland - Magical Moments and Kraft card for base and embellishments
Snowflake Quikcutz die and kaiser punch
Die Cut heart triple embosssed

I am entering this into the following challenges
Pink Gem Challenge 31 - Christmas & a Heart (diecut)
CES Challenge 57- Seeing Red - Red as main colour
Addicted to Stamps _ Layout (just flipped snowflakes)

Thank you for stopping by x Susan x

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Cutie Bear

Hope you have managed to have some 'lazy time' today. I certainly have and intend to have a bit more lol. I have just taken son miles away queing in traffic to help with the Air Cadets supermarket bag pack to find they have all gone home so back we came he checked on facebook and 3 hours ago afternoon session was cancelled due to supermarket double booking... What ever happened to a telephone call or are we all supposed to keep checking facebook??? Can you tell l am not pleased....
Anyway l am back home so l supplose l have more playtime.
The card today is a Fizzy Moon stamp (never been inked before, l have a large box just waiting for ink). These bears are so cute, l have coloured Fizzy with copics and added a bit of sparkle here and there, the papers are from Stampin up and the base is Kraft card, l have used blossom nestie to make my flowers and larger shape. The sentiment is from a set by Personal Impressions, the butterflies are various punches.
I am entering this card into 2 challenges
Crafty Catz 103/Recipe 1 image 2 papers 3 buttons.
Allsorts 124 Challenge - Bear
Thank you for stopping by x Susan x

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Christmas Sparkle

Hoping to have a quite saturday - waiting for british gas as the boiler decided to be troublesome yesterday, it went with a bang and then water pouring out of overflow, lets hope they can sort it and we don't have to wait for parts.
The card, I really like christmas cards that are a bit untraditional in colour and enjoyed routing through my stuff for all the bits and pieces for this one.
Papers- Craftwork Cards from an old goody bag - knew it would come in useful one day.
Stamp LOTV Ski Jump sentiment LOTV coloured with copics.
Piece of Vellum
Sissix snowflake die
Stickles and glamour dust

Edit........... I made this card for LOTV challenge but there seem to be a problem with the site is anyone else experiencing this????? x Susan x
I am entering this into the following challenges
Lili of the valley 115 - Let It Snow
Colour Create 81 - Lilac, Grey & White
Bah Humbug 40 - Glitz and glitter
Ribbon Girls - Jingle All the way to Christmas
Christmas Stampin - Christmas & Purple

Thank for stopping by x Susan x

Friday, 7 October 2011

Black & White Challenge

Well the house is back to normal now the two little whirlwinds are back home (till next wednesday). It seems to have been a long week this week and still have a few jobs on my to do list before l go into hibination. Hope to have some time to craft this weekend.
Onto the card today:-
The snowflake background is a cover a card stamp called Snowflakes by Impression Obsession l have embossed in white powder. The image is Penny Black Stamp Snow Joy and l resisted the temptation to colour this delightful little hedgie to keep B&W, added some fluffy stuff and glamour dust, punched snowflakes think it is a kaiser punch and sentiment stamp LOTV.
I am entering this card into the following challenges
Cupcake Challenge 162- Black & White Christmas
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes with option of punch

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the weekend x Susan x

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Bah-Humbug wk 39

Had a couple of hours all to myself this afternoon before my two youngest grandchildren arrived for the regular wednesday night sleepover and will be here all day tomorow so l will be kept busy. I was going to do this weeks Penny Black challenge until l realised l don't have any farmyard animal stamps so went for the Bah Humbug challenge instead which this week is Nativity. I think Max, Barb and Ann all had the hump last week..... they all made cards with camels on without knowing what each of the others had done - l don't have any camels so that was out of the question. I have used stamps by crafters companion that l have had a long while and never used any from this little set - Christmas Blessings.
The papers are some l have in a box with no name on, used ktaft card for the base and MS snowflake punch. Covered the poinsettia with glossy accents and diamond dust and added a spacer and brad through the centre. The sentiment is from the same set and l have embossed in gold, the lovely stickles are gold and a few card candi dots to finish off.
Challenge Bah-Humbug wk 39 - Nativity
Thanks for stopping by x Susan x

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Tilda all sparkled up

It has been one of those days dashing here, there and everywhere and could do with adding a few more hours to it, although l am shattered.
Over on Docrafts l am hosting the Tilda challenge, this is where all my crafting started really and it saddens me to see that not many join in these days but l suppose peeps move on. I set the challenge to make your own background and not any printed papers.
I made the background with an enormous cover a card stamp inked with a SU pad then matched all my colours around it. Used kraft card again as my base and as the pack is 20 12x12 sheets you will be lots more of it lol. The big flowers l got a few years ago, they are Tara Green and were being sold off at a bargain price and are a lovely quality. Glitter and sparkle everywhere.
Take care and happy crafting always x Susan x

Monday, 3 October 2011

Lili of the Valley wk 114 - Button It

Hello to everyone stopping by - sorry l have neglected my blogging over the last few days, l hope to do some catching up now. My daughter came yesterday with the intention of crafting.... we went shopping then back home for a lovely sunday dinner and that was it for the day. Hope you have all had time to enjoy this gorgeous weather we have been having, it has been warm today but very windy - a good monday wash day.
On with the card I used the same layout as the card l made for our sons birthday the other week - which also had buttons on it but used different papers and image. I 'found' this stripy card in a pack of 10 A4 double sided christmas sheets l bought from Harrogate a year or two ago £1.20 a bargain as one side christmas the other stripy or checks, think they were from A Touch of Craft. Spotty paper from Stampin Up and Kraft card base. Blew the dust off the sewing machine added a new needle and hey presto a bit of stitching too!

I am entering this card into
Lili of the Valley Challenge 114 Button It
Thanks for stopping by x Susan x

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Snowy Hugs

Good morning - hope you have all been getting some of the lovely sunshine the last few days. The downside is l look around for washing and have a huge mountain to iron :( The sky is quite grey and we have had a couple of spots of rain so maybe the heatwave is over.
My daughter is coming over to craft today so no HW will be done today.
My card:- The Tilda challenge over on DoCrafts is Bling so l made this card and it fits a couple of other challenges too.
I think this has to be my favourite Tilda stamp it is soooooo cute and lovely to colour especially Snowy - he's the white one lol. I have hardly used any of my Tilda stamps this year and should use them more - sorry Tilda. My neglected Magnolia papers have seen light of day too. The flowers are from WOC with stickles added. The sentiment is a cuddly buddly stamp. I have been inspired by Pop's blog - she is such a talented lady and her work is beautiful, Pop's uses Kraft card on many of her cards. I had to ask sheepishly at my local craft shop what is it and do you have some? Used kraft card for the backing, sentiment and leaves and love the effect it gives. The charm is one l bought last year from The Hobby House, the have a great selection and Jill is always very helpful.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Allsorts Challenge Wk 123 - At least 5 flowers
Do Crafts - Tilda & snoflake wk 39
Thanks for stopping by x Susan x

Friday, 30 September 2011

Wk34 Less is More

Just a very quick post at the mo as l have had a busy couple of days and wanted to post this card. I will be back this evening to catch up on what you have all been up to x Susan x
Less Is More Wk 34 - sketch to follow.
The stamp is from a little set by Personal Impressions and just love the little sentiment

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Here comes the sun x

What a beautiful day of sunshine today and the weatherman says more to come. Do you ever start one small job and it turns out to take all day... l decided to tidy the conservatory which had been transformed into a toy room for the grandchildren - well l don't know how it all fit in there, l decided to move some of the boxes into the garage. Big mistake the garage was a right mess as my husband has had run of it this year, my car is now loaded to the brim with stuff for the tip tomorrow and when OH is golfing on monday l will be filling it again with more of his rubbish, l think my garage has become a place for - we might need it at some time in the future store lol.
My card today is the one l made for our sons birthday a week ago l don't often do male cards as l find them so hard.
The stamp and sentiment is LOTV coloured with copics still working on the grass (Thanks Pop's for tut on your blog). The papers are Stampin Up.
Thank you for stopping by x Susan x

Monday, 26 September 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 170

Hello everyone, today has just flown by - could it be something to do with the nights getting darker earlier??? Dropped son off at cadets just after 6 popped into supermarket and it was dark when l came out just after 7, think l may be going into hibination soon lol .
Todays card is for the challenge over at Penny Black Saturday - the challenge is monchromatic and l have chosen yellow. The stamp is called A Touch and l have coloured it with copics and added some beads to the centres. I stamped the background in yellow in with a cover the page stamp called vines - so easy to do when you don't have just the right coloured backing paper. Stickles around the panels - l wish l had shares in the company l seem to be using loads. Ribbon, button and flower from a Papermania capsule collection l have had for ages.
Thank you for stopping by and a BIG Thank You for all the lovely comments left on my blog recently, l have been feeling very down lately and you all cheer me up x Susan x

Challenge - Penny Black Saturday Challenge wk 170 Monochromatic

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Bah Humbug wk 38

Hope you have all had a good weekend and enjoyed yourselves. I have been putting the finishing touches to a cardigan l started at the beginning of the year for my grandaughter, so todays card is one l mae yesterday for the Bah Humbug challenge this week which is Rudolph or Reindeer. I have managed to use stamps l have not used before (still lots to go at lol ). I used the brayer to make my background, the reindeer and verse stamp are both from Inkylicious and the tree is from Clarity Stamps, The sentiment stamp is from Stampin up, a bit of glitter here and there. The flash on the camera has left a light on the card but l am not a whizz with the camera so it is the best l can do.

Challenge Bah Humbug wk 38 Reindeer or Rudolph
Thanks for stopping by x Susan x

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Cupcake Challenge 160

Hello lovely people, l hope you are all having a good weekend and enjoying some crafty time. I have been in my room ages and only made one card, l am trying to keep my stamps all logged so l know what l have and where to find it - in theory it works well but one box has creeped in from somewhere and stamps have jumped into all by themselves so l have given them a good talking too and told them to behave. I have also sorted my copics into some sort of order.
The card..... l saw this challenge at the being of the week and the stunning card Coops has posted there, l had some black card lying around and as some know l am trying to use stamps l have not inked before (they can then be logged and put away) I can not remember how long l have had this little lady from Pink Gem designs but the colour challenge fits her well and halloween is not far away, l coloured her with copics and prismas, l coloured a background and stamped this lovely spiders web (Lavinia stamps), the boo stamp is from Stampin up. The background paper is Back to Basics ll.
Cupcake Challenge The Darkside (Purple and Black).
Thank you for stopping by x Susan x

Friday, 23 September 2011

Lili of The Valley Wk113

Right my weekend has started... I have been doing HW all day so that l can have the entire weekend to play yippee, my glass of wine is at the ready too - l so deserve it x
I made this card last night for the challenge over at LOTV which is Aqua, White and Glitter - glitter is my fav craftything l can not posibbly craft with out it, so if you don't like sparkle put your dark galsses on now lol.
I am so pleased with this card l don't think l will be able to part with it. The image is Build a snowman which l have coloured with copics and prismas. the main backing paper is a Heidi Grace one that l loved so much l bought loads of sheets last year, l have put some co-ordinations card through the CB and embossed snowflakes which l have sanded. Dise cut and punched snowflakes and a bit of dotty vellum in corner. glitter glitter glitter everywhere lol sentiment is also LOTV.
Thank you for dropping by x Susan x
Challenge - Lili of the Valley Wk 113 Aqua, White & Glitter

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Less is more wk 33

Well the two little grandchildren have just gone home after this weeks 24 hour stop over - l am shattered l just don't sleep the same when they are here but l won't take any rocking tonight x
This card is my second for this weeks challenge - Chrissie and Mandi are hoping for 1000 entries - come on crafters. The stamps are from Stampin Up set - Baroque Motifs stamped in white ink although it does look grey. I have added gems to the centres, these are the sparkliest gems l have ever seen they are from SU a bit pricey but very pretty the sentiment is also SU. Thank you for stopping by x Susan x
Challenge - Less Is More - Anything Goes CAS

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Challenge over on do crafts

Hello everyone - hope you are all well. Quick post from me tonight as my bed is calling - the card tonight is for a challenge over on Do Crafts Penny Black, different shaped so l cut this with a go create die. Coloured with copics and a bit of glamour dust here and there.
I will photo the calender bag tomorrow so you can all see what we got up to. Take care x Susan x

Monday, 19 September 2011

Had a play day

It was lovely to see my crafty friends today when we descended on Chrissies our lovely Stampin Up crafter where we made a gorgeous Calender Bag with the help of our leader. After a bit of faffing about the final result was amazing and l hope to make a few as gifts. It is a long time since l joined in the fun and was pleased with myself that l held it all together and got through - thanks my very dear friends x
The card today is just for a LOTV challenge over on do crafts where we had a bit of a sketch to follow and embellies to add, using our fav stamp. I think this stamp is adorable all the cards l have seen have been so lovely with her and l felt l might not do it any justice but l had a long play yesterday and think it is ok. Pop's gave a bit of a tutorial on her colouring of grass (Thanks Pop's) but don't think l have got it quite right yet - note to self... practice grass!!!
The paper are Stampin Up, flowers WOC sentiment is Pink Gem. Thank you for stopping by x Susan x

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Less Is More wk 33

Over at less Is more the lovely ladies are hoping to have 1000 entries - thats some going and to make it a bit easier the girls have given us freedom to play and l must say l did struggle with that. I made this one last night by repeat stamping this gorgeous little tree along the bottom of the card and just embossed 5mm in all around the edge, so simple to make and ideal for posting in the mail at Christmas - perhaps l should go and make some more contributions to this fab challenge. I have spent the morning doing HW so it is now my playtime.

Challenge Less Is More Wk 33 Anything CAS Goes
Stamps - from Stampin Up set Contempo christmas, inks old Olive and Cherry Cobbler.
Thanks for dropping by x Susan x

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Penny Black Wk 169

Happy weekend everyone.... hope you are all managing some crafty time. The weather here today has been very up and down sun one minute the next pouring with rain - British weather!! Had a good play this morning or maybe l should call it my therapy time.
Hubby and son been to the footie today the first time since our son David's accident in April and it was such a difficult time for them especially when someone asked where they had been, not getting easier to tell people David passed away - not what anyone expects to hear.
On with the card - The challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week is Friendship, after a flick through my images l choose these two cute little mice (can't believe l am calling mice cute - they terrify me)
Penny Black stamp - squeeze til l squeak coloured with copics
Sentiment Kaisercraft
Flowers - Go Create die using pearl paper
Challenge - Penny Black Saturday Challenge Wk 169 / Friendship
Thanks for stopping by x Susan x

Friday, 16 September 2011

LOTV Wk 112

Hope you are all well and have got lots of crafting arranged for the weekend - l hope to once all my HW jobs are done. The rain is just starting and the forecast is not too good
The card is for the Lili of the Valley challenge where this week it is colour - Red, Green & White for christmas, l have used this cute James Bear with Christmas Cracker (another Harrogate purchase) l have paper pieced the cracker with the reverse side of the backing paper.
Image - James Bear with Cracker, sentiment LOTV coloured with copics
Poinsettia covered in twinklets
Paper MME & Stampin Up
Challenge:- Lili of the Valley Wk112
Thanks for stopping by x Susan x

Thursday, 15 September 2011

PB Challenge wk 168 - Delicous

This is a quick post as l have my 2 little grandchildren wednesday night and all day wednesday but hope to get back on here later today.
This is card is for the Penny Black saturday challenge wk 168 where the theme this week is delicious and these apples look good enough to eat.
PB stamp - hedgy gift coloured with copics, glossy accents added to apples for extra shine. Paper is Bo Bunny. Sentiment is stampin up.
Thank you for dropping by x Susan x

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

LOTV Wk 111

Hi everyone - hope you have all survived the winds and have not had any damage - we have been lucky but had about one third of a lilac tree snap, still windy but nothing in comparison to yesterday. Saw the local news this morning and it showed the planes trying to land at Leeds/Bradford oh my how scary that looked and l hope all those passengers are ok.
The card today is for The Lili of the Valley challenge which is missing you - while on holiday in Rhodes this summer we made friends with a lovely family from Holland so l have made this for them for Christmas. This stamp is my fav from the new release l just love the simplicity of it, l bought it at Harrogate this weekend (1 of 10) it is called Moonlight Wishes.
I also bought this lovely blue shimmer card a bargain 10 sheets £1.50 so l am pleased to be using my new goodies.
The card
Background snowflake stamp cover a card - used SU ink.
Stamp and sentiment LOTV
Coloured copics & prisma pencil
MS snowflake border punch, Marianne snowflake die and cuttlebug folder
Thank you for dropping by x Susan x

Monday, 12 September 2011

Less Is More Wk32

Look what the wind has blown in - that's what l will be saying to my hubby when he comes back from golf - can you believe it, silly old .... playing in this wind.
Had a fabulous time at Harrogate this weekend, a few hours on saturday and the day there yesterday with my friend Julie, we started the day with a workshop with Barbara Gray - she is a lovely lady and we had a brill time, l had my brayer out last night to make a card too. Spent a bit more than l planned, got my LOTV stamps on saturday then yesterday l saw someone paying with a card, in the past they have been cash only, well it would have been rude to pass by and not use my card wouldn't it??? so bought some more. Disappointed Craftwork Cards did not have any of there lovely 12x12 patterned paper as l was hoping to stock up. I am determined to use all the things l bought by the end of October. We shall see.
The card is for the Less Is More Challenge and l was very pleased with the result of it, l have just shown my friend and she wants 10 making - all money in the pot for Martin House Hospice (as is all the money l make from any cards l sell.
Stamps from Stampin Up set Hopeful Thoughts inked with Stampin Write pens and used my Stampamajig for positioning.
Less is More Challenge 32 Single Layer & Seeing Double
Thank you for stopping by and sorry if l have not visited you for a few days x Susan x

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Santa Claus is Coming to own

I have just got back from Harrogate - l can hear you all saying "but you were'nt supposed to be going until tomorrow" this is true but Michael was invited to a bereaved sibling group at Martin House in Boston Spa and the showground is only a 20 min drive away so it made sense to go and have a wander. I am going tomorrow with my friend as we already have tickets. It was not as busy as usual and managed to stay in budget with a few pounds left for tomorrow.
I made this card last night for a challenge over at Winter Wonderland where this weeks theme is Santa Claus is Coming to Town
The backing papers are DCWV Christmas Wishes, the santa stamp is by Hampton Art l have just coloured his hat and added some gold glamour dust. Flower spritzed with glimmer mist and beads added to centre. Sentiment by Fizzy Moon added punched holly leaves and beads. Thank you for stopping by
Challenge - Winter Wonderland Santa Claus is Coming to Town
x Susan x

Friday, 9 September 2011

Colour Create Wk 79

Had a busy day cleaning the dining room today - my husband has far too many DVD's & CD's and does not always put them in boxes or the correct boxes - so have been through most of them. So now it is my time to play.
I have made this card for the challenge over at Colour Create where the colour this week is brown, pink & Cream or White with the option of lace. I am also entering this into FF challenge over on do crafts. I just love these papers and knew exactly where to find them in my stash.
Stamp - Forever Friends sentiment LOTV
coloured with copics and prismas
Papers MME
Flower magnolia die
Lace, ribbon & pearl brad from stash.
Thanks for dropping by x Susan x