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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

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Cupcake Craft Challenge entry

Good evening to all my blogging friends out there. Yet another busy day with our two youngest grandchildren - these thursdays and mondays sure come around quickly lol. Tomorrow is clean up and recovery day and lets hope this weekend will be bright and dry and we can have some more outside time.

I have just spent some time looking around some blog challenges to see if l could enter this card into any and have decided to do just one, sometimes when l look on blogs they have long lists of challenges and l often think it must take ages checking through them all or do they make a card to fit them all???

The card - this is one of my fav colour combinations, when l was making it all l could think of was neopolitan ice cream - how sad am l.

LOTV image stamped and coloured with copics.

Punched flowers with pearl pen centers.


Stampin Up Ribbon

Mothers Day Sentiment

Die cut Tag then punched end (bit like a magnolia one now but only £14 for 4 sizes)

I am entering this card into Cup Cake Craft Challenge 135/Flowers for Mum

Thank you for visiting x Susan x

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Another with that stamp!

Hope you are all having a good week. A bit under the weather today, l woke with a migraine at 5 this morning and just managed to get up briefly to ask hubby to do school run and then back to bed for me until lunchtime. Plenty of rest liquids and paras and am back fighting fit - well enough to go to Zumba tonight, it is a good laugh and a bit of exercise at the same time. If anyone is thinking of going you will enjoy it.

The card

I love this stamp Penny Black flower amongst flowers and coloured it with SU markers. The background is also a SU large stamp Polka Dots - l am loving doing my own backgrounds as l can colour match perfectly.

A bit of ribbon and sparkle and hey presto card done. Happy Mothers Day!

I have also made this in a pink colourway but think l prefer the blue.

Thank you for dropping by x Susan x

Monday, 28 March 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge wk 144

Another beautiful day today but as we have had our littles for the day we have not been out in the garden but l did have a really good day yesterday with lots of tidying up. I love this time of year when all the different spring bulbs are at there best. The hour time difference is good too once l have recovered form less sleep.

The card - l am entering this into the Penny Black Saturday challenge and this week it is recycling. Some time ago the lovely Kerry on DoCrafts used brown wrapping paper on her cards and it looked fab and last week my hubby had a scrap left from a parcel and l thought hum that may come in useful so here it is. I was not sure on the card when it was finished and thought it may be destined for the bin but it has grown on me as the day has worn on.

Image - Flower Amongst flowers, stamped using SU write markers.

Recycled bit - brown paper stamped with SU Polka Dots.

Scrap of dark brown paper?

Sentiment SU - swirl stamp found on my desk ?

Pearl pen.

Thank you for dropping by please leave a comment so l can visit you x Susan x

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Bah Humbug #75

I just hate losing an hour - l have so much l want to do today and could really do with gaining some hours to the day lol. Going to B&Q and l hope they have some seed potatoes left as l am a bit late and need to check which seeds l need for my allotment and then into the greenhouse l go to start off the little babies.

This is the first time l am entering the Bah Humbug challenge - have been lurking for a while the challenge this week is trees and l just love this unused stamp.

Image and sentiment LOTV stamps

Paper Think it is MME and my last piece.

Ribbon SU

Sizzix snowflake die

Thanks for looking please leave a comment and l can visit you, thanks.

Hope to get around your blogs later today x Susan x

Saturday, 26 March 2011

LOTV Challenge wk89 & Craftycatz wk75

Happy weekend everyone. Where has the sunshine gone??? After a few glorious day of sun it has gone back into hiding and we are back to grey skies and a drop in temp. Well just about caught up today, had the morning crafting with my grandaughter she made an easter card, mothers day card and a tote bag all with a little help.

On to the card

LOTV Image a gorgeous bear with balloon words Mum

Coloured with copics

Flowers WOC added some stickles

Pearls in a big bag Samuel Taylors at Harrogate coloured

Punch MS border and Mcgill leaves and 2 butterfly punches.

Sentiment Kaisercraft embossed.

I am entering this card into 2 challenge

LOTV wk 89 Punch It

Craftycatz wk 75 Pearls & swirls (flowers have swirly stems)

Thanks for dropping by please leave a comment so l can visit you xSusan x

Monday, 21 March 2011

Penny Black Wk143- PB Allsort, Crafty Catz

Well spring has definately sprung here today - gorgeous bright day and l am another year older, celebrated my half entury yesterday. It was lovely to have my family around to celebrate the occasion. Today l have my 2 littlies here and as Esther is having a morning nap l just have time to pop on here, will be back tonight to hop around. I bought this stamp on saturday and could not wait to use it.

My Card

Penny Black Stamp Tulip Jungle stamped a second time and decoupaged tulips and added glaze and a spinkling of glamour dust,

Papers - Dovecraft back to Basics

Corner die Nellie Snellen

Sentiment Kairsercraft.

I am entering this card into 3 yes a record for me 3 challenges

Penny Black wk 143/Spring has sprung

Penny Black At Allsorts March/Welcome Spring

Craftyy Catz/ #74 Mothers Day

Thank you for dropping by Susan x

Saturday, 19 March 2011

My Harrogate Goodies

Well l had a great day and spent far more than l should have. Started off with a workshop at Craftwork Cards with Julie Hickey, they have some fab new papers so l had to have some. Then headed over to Lili Of The Valley before the doors opened to the crowds and it was very civilised - bought the sentiment clear packs and several stamps, when l passed later in the day they were standing 4/5 deep all the way around. The Grand Calibra - well l was not going to buy this (so l told my friend Julie) but it jumped out at me and made me buy it had to ring Julie first to check if it was a good price lol. Then of course l needed a large set of nesties to try it out and well my list just goes on. I had a very good day as you can see from the photo so if anyone wants to send me a card for my birthday tomorrow stuffed with cash (I did actually see a stall selling wads of fake £20's to put in cards) l would be very grateful lol and so would my hubby if he knew how much l spent.

But on the positive l did not buy - christmas, hedgehogs or lots of ribbons and for those who know me they are my weakness. x Susan x

My Harrogate Goodies

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Samuel Taylors Challenge

After 2 days of fog l am glad to see the back of it. Had a busy day today with HW as the 2 littlies did not come today - they have sore eyes and so have l so the drops are in ouch. I am so looking forward to Harrogate on saturday for the papercraft event, l have booked a morning workshop with Julie Hickey from Craftwork cards. I always enjoy Harrogate as it is not too far for me about 45 mins on a quite run. If anyone sees me with christmas stamps or papers tell me to put them back as l have loads l have not yet used. I have a small list lol

My sister starts her Chemotherapy on monday and more bad news this week my cousin (l only have 4 all female and on my mums side) also has breast cancer and started her chemo last week. Double prays required. x

The card:

I love this image from LOTV and have coloured her with copics.

Flowers WOC can't believe l have used one of these gorgeous poppies.

Circular Sentiment Stampin up

Ribbon threaded through paper - Got this idea from Eneri - thanks Irene l love the way you thread ribbon on your cards.

I am entering this card into Samuel Taylors Challenge which is butterflies - There is a punched one on bottom left of card.

Off to check out some of your blogs now x Susan x

Monday, 14 March 2011

Spring is here today

The frost has gone and it is beautiful here today - hope you are all having some good weather. Had a relaxing weekend away but have a very hectic week ahead, we have the two little grandchildren here today then l shortly have to take our eldest lad for a college interview this afternoon dash back for tea then the other to take to air cadets and collect again later and looking at my diary my whole week is going to be like that.

Anyhow I won candy and l am so excited my first ever win - Thanks Mina will look forward to making lots of cupcakes with the dies. Also an early birthday pressie - l will be 50 on sunday.

The card

Penny Black challenge over on do crafts - l set the challenge as an Easter card, ribbon and flowers. I just love this image and have used it in full for this card , in the past l have cut the bunnies out and placed them over hills also have used just the first 2 bunnies.

Coloured with copics and added a fluffy tail to bunny 4

Papers by MME .

Thank you for looking and enjoy your day whatever you may be doing or not doing as the case may be. I hope to have some time to visit your blogs too x Susan x

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Charity Cards for Easter

Hello to you all. Icy cold wind here today and sleeting this morning. Looks like l will need to pack woolies for my weekend away.

A fellow crafter on do crafts has appealed for Easter Cards for children at Matin House Hospice and l was only too pleased to help out. I have made a set of six all different. Did not use the stamps l had in mind as l bought this set from the Forever Frinds range and wow so many stamps for my £7.50, will have to have a look at the rest in the range as l like value for money.

The card:-

All the stamps on card from the Spring Forever Friends set

Coloured with copics

Scrap of green bazzill

Fluff for tail.

I love the bunting stamp and will be keeping it at hand.

Thank you for dropping by, l will be back again later tonight as l have kids running about to drama now. Happy crafting x Susan x

Monday, 7 March 2011

Hello Everyone

Another bright and sunny day today once the morning frost had cleared - not quite spring yet but should not be too far off now.

Not had time to play today as the 2 littles have been here but l have a class to go to tomorrow and l ordered the new Copic E Set today - it will be here tomorrow Yippee.

The card:-

I have been looking at this stamp regularly since l bought it last year not having the confidence to use it but at last it saw ink last week and l just love the image as it shouts christmas don't you think??

Stamp by Blue Moon Sentiment stamp Cuddly Buddly

Coloured with Copics and Prisma pencils and added glamour dust and glaze to berries.

Poinsettia with twinklets

Ribbon The papermill

Holly border punch MS

Thank you for dropping by x Susan x

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Less is More Wk5

What a gorgeous day it has been today - the sun has shone all afternoon, it makes you feel so much happier . I even went around to my allotment for the first time this year - my little bit of heaven around there it is so peaceful, still had sprouts and lots of leeks and the last cabbage came home with me. Spreading the mucky stuff time now so need to get on with that.

The card:-

This is for the Less is More challenge which is now on wk 5 and the theme is pastel colours, not too sure this will show up with my camera.

Flowers and butterfly stamps by Stampin Up, Sentiment by Penny Black.

Dew Drop Ink Pads.

This card took 15 minutes then l spent over 1 hour on choosing papers for my next card which is no where near finished.

Hope you have all had a good weekend x Susan x

Saturday, 5 March 2011

It's The Weekend!!

Hope you are all enjoying the weekend - The men of the house are going to watch footies soon so l will have the house all to myself Yippee.... Undisturbed crafting for me.

On with the card:-

I am entering this card into 2 challenges

Papertake Weekly - where anything goes with the added option of something old and l have used my very old cuttlebug alphabet die for Esther.

Craftycatz where this weeks theme is a special Birtday age. Esther will be 1 in may, how organised am l.

Image - Forever Friends Balloon

Papers and card Stampin Up

Ribbon - Papermill

Dew drops & stickles.

Thank you for dropping by please leave a comment so l can visit you

x Susan x

Friday, 4 March 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Wk 140

Could not wait to use my new stamp as soon as l got my mitts on it. Ordered it on wednesday afternoon and it arrived thursday morning. I love it and am sure it will be getting lots of use.

The challenge over on PB saturday is Pearls and Lace and the design teams cards are as stunning as ever.

On with the details:-

PB Stamp Flower amongst flowers

Papers - stampin Up

Coloured the stamp direct with stampin up markers (l knew l would find a use for them eventually) they are just made for the job!

Pearls on small flowers and top corner from Hobby House

Sparkly Lace from stash

Ribbon from Papermill

I would like to say Thank You to all the lovely kind people who have left supportive wishes for my sister, it means so much to know people care.

Thank you for dropping by - please leave a comment and l can drop by your blog x Susan x