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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

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

First Tilda in ages

Hope you are all having a good wednesday and managing a bit of crafting. I ordered a few little bits (all post free) over the bank holiday weekend and 2 of my 3 parcels came today - a snowflake embossing folder from cutting edge crafts and some new copics from cult pens which l ordered yesterday arrived this morning, just waiting for the new Tilda mag and some paper stumps, just love the free P&P>.
My Tilda's have been closed in their box for ages and l was a bit nervous about opening the box in case they had all done a runner. I entered this into the DoCrafts challenge just to get back into them - the challenge was a sort of less is more/ summer but no added flowers. Easy .... you might think but Tilda needs flowers so l choose an image with flowers and coloured her with copics and prismas and a touch of stickles. The background is a stencil using white card then distressed with ink and gems added to the centre of the flowers. A bit of ribbon and the sentiment is a Stampin Up one.
Have a good evening just off to have a nosey around blogland x Susan x

Monday, 29 August 2011

Less Is More wk 30

Hope you have all had a good Bank Holiday M0nday whatever you have been doing. My little grandson (3) stayed last night and boy am l tired today lol - he was up at 2 am jumped in my bed and fidgeted for 2 hours then slept for a couple of hours and that was it for the night. Just love him to bits.... We have had a day out at Bolton Abbey/Embsay Railway as it was Thomas Tank Engine Weekend we had a good time riding the trains.
My card today is for the less is more challenge wk 29 where it is a recipe of 3 of the previous challenges. I have chosen:-
Wk3 Spring flowers
Wk 4 3 squares
Wk16 Butterflies
I have used a stampin up set of flowers called pocket silhouettes to stamp the small squares and the butterflies and sentiment is also a SU set - Flight of The Butterfly.
The inks and card is also SU

I am entering this card into The Less Is More Challenge Wk30
Thanks for dropping by x Susan x

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge wk 166

It is a long time since l did a card for this challenge. I love my PB stamps and do not use them enough, this weeks challenge is a sketch by Nat. Off l went to my craft room to play and this is what l came up with. I Made the background with a gorgeous cover the card stamp - snowflakes, l stamped in blue on the white card and white on the blue card. Plain pieces through the cutttlebug with swiss dots. The stamp is Penny Black Snowy and l have coloured with copics and added a bit of glamour dust, added a few punched snowflakes to finish off. The sentiment is by Stampin Up.Thank you for dropping by x Susan x
I am entering this into Penny Black Saturday Challenge wk 166
Card, ink & sentiment by Stampin Up
Penny Black Stamp Snowy
Coloured with Copics
Large background stamp - cover a card/snowflakes

My First Snippet

Hope you are all having a good bank holiday. A BIG thank you to Teresa (Craftingallday) l can now see my followers and see followers on other blogs too, Teresa had a problem too a while ago so she installed google chrome, l gave it a try and hey presto l now have google chrome and my followers.
While tidying some papers away the other day the purple paper wallet had a lovely piece of glitter card cuttlebugged with the snowflakes and l thought snippet. After following Jules blog Always with a Heart here for some time she makes her snippets looks so beautiful l thought l would have a go. All you need to do is use up pieces of card or paper cut offs. This is my attempt

Papers all from scrap box
Senitiment from LOTV
Snowflake die cuttlebug
x Susan x

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Made for a friend

Hello crafters....Hope you are all well. Nothing from me yesterday but had a busy crafting day today and not a moments housework was done - could not be bothered. Having very difficult days and they seem to be getting worse. Been to docs this morning and he wants to keep a close eye on me, l have to go back next tuesday. Anyway on with a card - a friend asked me to make a 50th for her friend who loves shopping so Willow fits the bill. Added 50 on after pic was taken as was not sure if she wanted age on. This is an 8x8 card so really pushing the boat out lol.

Still can not see my followers or any followers on any blogs when l use my computer but if l use sons laptop l can see them - any suggestions welcome to solve the problem.

Stamp WOJ Willow coloured with copics.

Sentiment LOTV

Papers - Stampin Up

Flowers WOC & magnolia die

Just off to vheck out the last day or so blogs - sorry if l don;t get around to comments x Susan x

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Baby Boy

Don't feel too good today so have not done much. Went to the allotment and picked plums and more courgettes - roasted some with tea they are tasty and l certainly have plenty to use up. The runner beans are just forming so hopefully will be ready in a couple of weeks. The football season is back and don't l know it, the advantage is l can play upstairs undisturbed and only come back down when the game is over - Hubbys team won so the house is calm and l can catch up on the blogs. Unfortunately it is too dark to take a pic of the card l have just made so l am posting one l made a few days ago for a friend of my daughters who has a new baby boy.

The stamp is Fizzy Moon - new addition, these stamps are so cute. Coloured with copics and kept it simple.

Thank you for dropping by x Susan x

Monday, 22 August 2011

Less is More Challenge wk29

The sun has shone all day so managed to find a little time to sit out this afternoon. My grandaughter has been here today and made a lovely card with a reindeer on, the stamp came from a set l have not used before - now there's a surprise lol. It is a set by Butterfly Kisses and the reindeer is not the cutest one one the block - but as Caitlin was making her card to my was working overtime and thinking about challenges when l saw the bells in the set along with the sentiment. I made up the card which l stamped in black ink but then thought it would be better stamped and embossed in gold so made a second card which l am showing today. I am entering the card into this weeks Less is More challenge where it is a Theme week - Things that move.

Stamps - Butterfly Kisses set (name unknown)

Embossed in gold

Copics & stampin up pen

Gold glamour dust

Ribbon and bell from stash.

Thank you for dropping by x Susan x

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Bah Humbug challenge 33

Good morning everyone, having a lazy sunday morning and then off to allotment to grab a few bits for tea and my grandaughter is coming to stay over tonight. Hope we will do some crafting together.

The card - is for Bah Humbug challenge where this week is something new, it bought the Fizzy Moon christmas stamps on friday and could not wait to use them so this fits the challenge well.

Papers and card stampin up

coloured copics

glamour dust and stickles (where would we be without it lol).

Thank you for dropping by and happy crafting x Susan x

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Holidays Over back to crafting

Our holiday seemed to last forever, we went to Rhodes for 2 weeks, the first time away without David. I cried the entire flight and just wanted to come back home but once we were there l relaxed in the hot sun and did nothing. Jst about caught up on the washing and back to a routine. I hope to be able to do lots of hopping around some blogs soon and get back into doing some challenges. I made this card last night for the Lili of the Valley Challenge 109 which is Thank You, the card is for the staff on the Neuro Rehab ward at the LGI where David spent 7 weeks. I still can not see my followers, if anyone else has had their followers disappear from view how long did they take to return??

Stamp & sentiment Lili of the Valley

Coloured - copics

Paper - Papermania Capsule collection

Card - Stampin Up

I am entering this card into Lili of the Valley challenge 109

Thank you for dropping by x Susan x