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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

Monday, 26 November 2012

Cutie Pie Challenge 32

Good morning to you all.  Today sees the start of the new challenge over at Cutie Pies and for this challenge we would like to see you use a Doily somewhere on your cutie creation.  We are sponsored by Pink Gem Designs who have a gorgeous selection of digital images as well as stamps and crafting products - thank you Janet for your generosity.

Digital Image - Ice Skating Hoot / Pink Gem Designs
Coloured with copics
Papers Dovecraft Back To Basics
Sentiment Pink Gem Designs
Spellbinders layered Poinsettia
Doily, Ribbon, glamour dust, stickles

Thank you for stopping by and check out the challenge bog here for all details x Susan x

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Penny Black Christmas

Hello everyone, sorry l have been neglecting my visits over the last week.  I have not had any time in my craft room - Toby is keeping me very busy and we are getting to know each other :) he is absolutely adorable, l am constantly following him around in hope he does not have little accidents,  puppy training mats down for him to use and he is still getting used to them. It should be so much easier when he is old enough to go out for walkies.

I made this card a few weeks ago as a mid way reminder for Penny Black and More at Allsorts - the challenge this month is Any Die Will Do and you still have a bit of time to join in if you have not already, we have lots of prizes up for grabs from our very generous sponsors and if you fancy a chance as guest designer just put GD after your name on your entry.

Stamp Penny Black Winter White and Greens
Embossed with sparkle red embossing powder
Spellbinders Shapeabilities Poinsettia
Embossing folders, ribbon, red glitter
Banner stamp Flonzcraft
 sentiment SU

Toby with his comfort/teddy

Thanks for stopping by x Susan x

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Meet Toby

Hope you are all having a good weekend and managing some crafty time. I have not had chance to get in my room today - meet my new Puppy he has kept me busy today.  I always said if l ever got a dog l wanted a Westie - so here he is, the cutest ball of white fluff l have ever seen, he is so tiny and l love him already. He came with a name but l am calling him Toby,

Hope to be back tomorrow with a card x Susan x

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

House Mouse Cheesy

Is it just me or are these dull days and long dark nights making you tired, it is almost 6pm and l feel ready for my bed. Last week l won Kates candy in the House Mouse blog hop and the stamp sheet l won had this gorgeous stamp on that is just perfect for my SIL, she love Babybel cheeses and l have been know to buy her a little bag of them for christmas - so this is her card to go in the parcel. Thanks Kate xx

Stamp House Mouse (Feathered Hugs Set - Joanna Sheen)
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Papers MME
Flowers Wild Orchid Crafts
Berries and ribbon from stash. 
snowflake die, glitter glass & stickles
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

House Mouse HMFMC132 Getting Ready for Christmas
Wild Orchid Crafts 63 Traditional Christmas
Joanna Sheen - Cold & Frosty (glitter glass for frost effect on flowers)

Thank you for stopping by and your comments are appreciated x Susan x 

Monday, 12 November 2012

Cutie Pie Challenge 31

Today l have some news to share with you....... I am pleased to say l am now a member of the Design Team over At The Cutie Pie Challenge, the ladies have been very welcoming and l am excited to be working with them all as l love my cuties.
The new challenge starting today is Brown and Cream Christmas we are sponsored by Floppy Latte Designs.  Check out all the other cute creations by the design team and the challenge rules on the blog here. The challenge runs for two weeks.

Stamp Tilda
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Background stamp - Cover A Page Snowflakes
Stampabilities Poinsettia Die
Distress Ink, Ribbon, Platinum stickles.

Thank you for stopping by and your comments are always appreciated x Susan x

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Yee Haa

Hope you are all having a good weekend. Mine has been very hectic so l am just having a little me time and catching up as well as showing you a card l made last night for my grandson's birthday in December - they have recently got a puppy, he is all black and given the chance Jacob would lasso him and pull him around all day so this is a perfect image for him.  I bought the stamp in March and it has been waiting for ink along with a few other stamps. Got the Cricut out to cut the start and number - it has been gathering dust on top of the bookcase for ages, l should use it more often. I have distressed all the paper edges with a blade thingy l bought a while back but not sure if l like the effect,.

Stamp LOTV Yee Haa
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Kraft card and papers from SU
Wooden button, thread, MS border punch, nesties
Star and number cut on Cricut 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:-

Allsorts 180 Young At Heart
Crafty Catz 158 Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz 44 Feeling Blue
Crafty Creations 195 - No Flowers
An Oldie But A Goodie Spots & Stripes (Had papers a couple of years, l won buttons last year)
Sketch & Stash 100  Choose a sketch-( I have chosen sketch no 42) Neglected stamp bought in March 
                                                              but using for first time. 
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes.

Thank you for stopping by and your comments are appreciated, happy crafting x Susan x

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Geisha Girl

Hope you are all enjoying a crafty weekend.  We had a cold start to the day as our boiler was playing up, it was only serviced 2 weeks ago  - fortunately we have it on a service contract and BG came out this morning.
Last night l had a little electric heater to keep me warm in my craft room and l even considered sleeping in there lol. Today's card has been 2 days in the making as l faffed about till l was happy with it. When l made the other LOTV Geisha Girl card a couple of weeks ago l found loads of oriental things in my stash including this gorgeous bamboo stamp by Judikins that l have had ages and never used - perfect for backgrounds. I added lots of flowers which are mostly from WOC including a poppy for rememberance, l bought these when they first had them available and l have just kept looking at them and stroking them as they are gorgeous.
So here is the card:-

Stamps Lotv Cho with Parasol, Bamboo from Judikins
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Paper Echo Park & Kraft.
Flowers (mostly) Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon, gem, pearls, stickles.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Lili's Little Fairies (LOTV) All Things Bright and Beautiful
Wild Orchid Crafts 62 - Bling It Up
Totally Papercrafts 142 - Cute & Girlie

Thank you for stopping by and happy crafting x Susan x 

Thursday, 8 November 2012


This weekend we remember all the brave people that have lost their lives serving their countries over the years and protecting each one of us.  Bless You All and Thank You x
Quite a few challenges have been set recognising this, l had a play with the ink dusters last night to make this simple card.  I lightly dusted the red square, then cut a circle to cover centre then inked darker around the square, then used the square with circle cut out to mask for stamping in the circle, does that make sense?

Stamp - Lavinia
Ink pads - Adirondack
Sentiment SU 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Simon Says Stamp - Thinking of You
Creative Inspirations 188 - Red for Remembrance
Cute Card Thursday - 242 - Sketch  (not cute but does follow sketch ok in rules)

Thank you for stopping by and your comments are always appreciated - happy crafting x Susan x

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

In the Beginning There Was........

A leaflet that came through the door advertising the opening of Hobbycraft in Leeds - so l thought l would have a drive over and see what it was all about..... I bought a little kit to make Easter cards with the children
Here it is along with the internet print out dated 6/3/2005

and that must have been a very expensive day as ££££££££££'s later l needed a room to put my stash in
This is the new shelving unit and desk top l bought from Ikea recently, this houses my stamps, inks and bits...

These boxes have stamps in  - all are catalogued  in the leeds united folders so l know where to find them, the boxes under my desk are mostly stamps not yet used.
This tall bookcase is home for most of my papers, card and blanks

These big drawers from Ikea  have 'stuff' ' on top and 'stuff'' inside including flowers..................... 

 Oh yes l have even more flowers....These plastic drawers have flowers l mostly use and are colour labelled 
So this is where l hang out most evenings and when l get some free time. l even have a little space on my desk  for my G&T or glass of wine - l get room service too my hubby brings it up for me, that way he gets to watch sport every night on TV undisturbed lol  x Susan x

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

As Snug as... meeces

Hope you are all well and enjoying some crafty time on these dark miserable nights.
I have recently being attempting to sort and tidy things up a bit and l found the very first crafty thing l bought so l might do a little post about that tomorrow...
I had playtime in my craft room last night and enjoyed making this little card for the new challenge over at House Mouse where the theme is getting ready for Christmas, the photo is rubbish as the weather/daylight has been awful today, l may retake it tomorrow.

Stamp - House Mouse Night Light
Base made from Go Create scalloped Oval Dies
Kraft card, paper from scrap box
Coloured with copics & prisma pencils.
Ribbon, Flower, charm, star button, elastic cord. 
tiny snowflake punch, stickles, glamour dust, distress ink 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

House Mouse - HMFMC132 - Getting ready for Christmas
papertake Weekly - Anything Goes + option of Christmas
Cupcake 217 - Get Krafty
Totally Gorjuss 156 Anything Goes with a Button (star button)
Totally Papercrafts 141 - Twinkle Twinkle Christmas Star (button)
Simon Says Stamp Get in Shape - not square
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop 16 (November) Die Cut, punches, ribbon & Charms

Thanks for stopping by and your comments are always appreciated x Susan x

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Penny Black & More @ Allsorts

Today sees the start of the November Challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and this month the challenge is Any Die Will Do and we all love our dies.  We have some wonderful generous sponsors again this month - Penny Black, Sir Stampalot, Classy Crafts and Flonz Craft.  You can use any stamp (please no digi's) to enter but if you use a Penny Black stamp you have an extra chance of winning the prize from Penny Black.

Also one lucky challenger will get the chance to be a Guest Design Team Member for a Month - if you would like to be entered for this just put GD after you name on your entry.

Check out the rules and all the gorgeous inspiration from the rest of the Design Team here

When l saw this Mo Manning image last year l loved it and when Penny Black produced the rubber version this year l loved it even more lol x WOW she is one very talented lady and this little fella (yes it is a boy) is... dare l say it  - beautiful. This was the second of my Penny Black stamps l bought at Harrogate in October.  The paper is my most favourite ever - it is by Heidi Grace (12x12) and l bought it from the Hobby House a couple of years ago then tried to buy more but they stopped stocking it so l sourced it from Craftz Boutique and bought a good supply :) 

Stamp Penny Black -  Fairy Stardust 40-180 (slapstick)
Scroll Stamp - Flonz Craft (hand written sentiment)
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Papers Heidi Grace & Co-ordinations

Dies - Memory Box Frostyville border, snowflake corner 
Spellbinders (grand) scalloped square
embossing folder, ribbon, charm. stickles, glamour dust

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Penny Black - November - A Cute Christmas
The Stamp Man - Emboss It - (embossing folder used for white bg)
Crafty Catz 157 - Texture 
Crafty Ribbons 31 Christmas
Cute Card Thursday 241 Fairies and Angels
Addicted to Stamps 42 - Things with Wings

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and l always appreciate your comments x Susan x