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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

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Christmas Dance

I am so pleased all the white stuff underfoot has almost gone, hope you have not been affected by the floods predicted from the thaw.
Last week was quite hectic looking after grandchildren most days and l am hoping for a quieter week and a bit more time for crafting and visiting you all.  I started this card yesterday playing about with various papers until l made me mind up and finished off the colouring today.
Aren't LOTV the cutest girlies, just love em.

Stamp LOTV Christmas Dance
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Papers MME I Believe & kraft card
Prima Flowers, buttons, cord, ribbon, berries
Stickles, glamour dust
Sentiment Fizzy Moon

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Lili's Little Fairies - (LOTV) Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts 151 - Lets Dance
Crafty Catz 167 - Cute as a button (2 in flower centres)
Totally Gorjuss 168 Flowers
Pink Gem Designs 64 - Holidays
An Oldie But A Goodie - Glitz & Glam (flowers about 4 year old)
ABC Christmas B for Boys or Bows (Bow)
Creative Inspirations 198 Anything Goes option flowers
Charisma Cardz 3 Hearts & Flowers

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

Saturday, 26 January 2013

All White and Fluffy

As predicted the snow came fast and furious last night adding to that already on the ground.  My puppy Toby is enjoying bouncing around in it so with the help of my grandaughter holding his lead l took a few pics.

My Snow Baby

This is at the Bowling Green opposite my house.
Take care and wrap up, warm weather is on the way...

Thursday, 24 January 2013

A Bit of Paper Piecing

Hello me lovlies.  Hope you are all keeping warm and safe, we still have lots of snow underfoot and forecast is for more tomorrow :( I have had a busy week looking after grandchildren all week so not had much time to myself. l needed get well  card for my neighbour so had to be a quick one - she went to the Canaries for new year and ended up falling off a stage on new years eve and breaking her ankle she had to have plates put in and unfortunately has become badly infected so she has been in hospital here for a week.

Stamp - Penny Black Whispers
Papers Stampin Up
MS border punch, twine, stickles and pearls

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Simon Says Stamp - Paper Piecing 
Fab & Funky 155 - Fav Colour Combo - Pinks

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments x Susan x

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Apple Blossom

Hope you are all keeping safe in this winter weather.  We have had a deep covering and all the schools are back open today, the sun is shining at the moment so hopefully that will help with the thaw.  I managed a couple of hours in the craft room last night with the door closed and Bob Marley singing away, it was lovely not to be disturbed and l really enjoyed making this card.  I bought this stamp last year and this is the first time she has seen ink, l kept to the pink theme and these apples are Pink Ladies lol.

I decorated the inside too
Stamp Whimsy Apple Blossom, 
Sentiment inside Penny Black
Papers, Bo Bunny, Craftwork Cards Pearlescent Papers
Pearlescent card
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Punches - Flower, butterfly, MS border.
Memory Box Corner Die
Gems, ribbon, stickles

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Allsorts 190 - Flower Power
The Ribbon Girl - Pink & Ivory
Cute Card Thursday 252 Diamonds are Forever
MAWTT - Birthday
Creative Inspirations 197 One For The Girls
Sketch & Stash 105 - Sketch 1 (stamp new but neglected)
Papertake Weekly - Tie Up Your Loose Ends
Inky Chicks - 2 Bingo Grid (top line) Ribbon, sentiment, flowers
Everybody Art 220 - 3 Papers, 3 Flowers, 3 punches
Bunny Zoe's - Anything Goes

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

Monday, 21 January 2013

Cutie Pie Challenge #36

Good morning my lovlies, hope you have all enjoyed the weekend and for those that have been out sledging hope you are still in one piece.
Today see's the start of the new challenge #36 over at Cutie Pies and for this one we would like to see at least 3 textures on your card as well as your cutie of course. We have 2 generous sponsors this time -
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop have a gorgeous pack for one lucky winner and our second sponsor
 Just Some Lines are offering a choice of digital images to the value of $12 to one lucky winner chosen by Random Org.
For my textures l have used flowersoft,  german glitter glass and dew drops (thank you Secret Santa for the drops).  Pop over to the challenge blog here for all the details and we hope you will join in.
This could be a scene from my garden at the moment as we have had about a foot of snow overnight and it is still snowing.

Stamp Penny Black - Here comes Christmas
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Papers - craft creations and kraft card
Flower soft, glamour dust, stickles, german glitter glass
Dew drops , ribbon, die cut snowflake. embossing folder.
Sentiment - Paula Pascal
Oval Punches - SU

I bought this gorgeous Penny Black stamp last week in the sale at Crimson Cloud and thought it was perfect for the weather we are having at the moment.

Michael had his night out on friday leeds to manchester in a stretch hummer then went to see Lion King then home Again in the hummer. Thank you for all the lovely comments - l was worried with the weather but the roads were ok despite the snow and he had a fantastic time - lucky devil x

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
ABC Christmas - A for Animal (2nd entry)
Papertake Weekly - Baby its cold outside
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - January Blues
J&C Creations - Something Old (ribbon) something New (stamp)
Pink Gem Designs - 63 Emboss It
Totally Papercrafts - Embossing
Charisma Cardz 2 = At least 2 Punches
Crafty Creations - Snowflakes

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

Friday, 18 January 2013

Midway Reminder at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts

Today is the halfway reminder at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts where this months challenge is 'Love Is In The Air' You can use any brand of stamp except digital images, there are some fantastic prizes from our generous sponsors for some lucky winners , if you fancy a chance as a Guest Designer for a month just add GD after your name on your entry.
Pop over to the challenge blog here to check out the rules and we all love looking at your creations.
I am here in anticipation of being dumped on by a vast amount of snow, l shopped on wednesday just in case - like you do, the roads are very quite even the M62 is very quite for a friday morning - maybe everyone is staying home .My son is due to go into |Leeds  at teatime for a meal then in a stretch Hummer over to Manchester to see the Lion King but l have a feeling the phone will be ringing soon to cancel.
So on with the card

Stamp - Penny Black Top of the World
Paper Raymer
Doily, heart charm, stickles,MS border punch
Butterfly and corner punch 
SU cord and word stamp.

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

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Oh so cold outside

Winter has arrived today, this is the first time l have felt really cold this winter and l expect to wake to snow tomorrow. With that in mind my card today is quite appropriate don't you think lol.
Hope you are all keeping wrapped up and the weather is a perfect excuse to stay inside and craft.  I have had a busy week and not managed to do all l wanted and still have a bit of catching up to do but will get there eventually.

Stamp and sentiment LOTV Igloo for two
Coloured with copics
Papers Craft Creations
Ribbon, charm, stickles

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Lili's Little Fairies (LOTV) 2 Papers/Charm
Ribbon Reel 44 Winter Wonderland - Photo inspiration Snowflake
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Sparkle & Shine
ABC Christmas A Animal
Fab & Funky  153- Winter
Totally Paercrafts 149 - Ribbon
Winter Wonderland - Shopping
Totally Gorjuss 166 Spotty

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

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Whimsy Sun Kissed

Good evening everyone, what a contrast in brightness today - a beautiful bright crisp day whereas yesterday was so grey.
I have had this gorgeous Whimsy stamp for a while and not used it so time to get it out and ink it up.  It is good to get back into my craftroom to play , usually when Toby has had walkies and is tired out lol.

here is a close up - she is gorgeous.

Stamp - Whimsy Sun Kissed
Coloured copics and prisma pencils
Papers V&A Hanovarian & Kraft card 
Flowers WOC
Sentiment LOTV
Nestie circles, SU punch (leaf) Go Kreate tag die
Ribbon, lace, pin, beads, pearls

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Wild Orchid Crafts - 66  Anything Goes
Inky Chicks - Anything Goes
An Oldie But a Goodie - Lace, Pearls & Pins  (paper 2 year old)

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

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

First Christmas of 2013

Hello everyone, last night l started to try to catch up with you all but Mr Blogger had the brakes on and it was taking so long to load each page then an age to leave comments l gave up after almost 2 hours.

I was thinking last night when trying to blog...... l wonder if you have a fav film you like to watch over the holidays??? l have 3 that take it in turns and they are Gone with the Wind, Dr Zhivago and the very old Black and White film of  Wuthering Heights with the Laurence Olivier at his best (just my opinion). I have often walked on the Moors at Haworth as it is only about 45 mins from here but have never heard Cathy or Heathcliff calling each other. This year it was Wuthering Heights DVD to come out of the cupboard.

Anyhow enough ramblings and on with the card - this is one of the House Mouse stamps l bought from my dear friend Angie.  It is so grey and dull today l have struggled to get a decent photo - this is the best l could manage

Stamp House Mouse - Peace on Earth 02 HM11010
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Co-ordinations card, kraft card
Snowflake cover a page background stamp
Tree die & snowflake border die,
 ribbon, flower, beds & stickles

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

House Mouse and Friends HMFMC135 Christmas Hugs and Kisses
Simon Says Stamp - New something (stamp new to me)
Papertake Weekly - Happy New (stamp)

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

Monday, 7 January 2013

Cutie Pie Challenge #35

Today sees the start of the new challenge over at Cutie Pies and we have a great sketch for you to follow using your cutest images.  We are sponsored by Birdie Brown who have some gorgeous digital images and Mulberry Crafts who have a great selection of flowers and embellishments, the challenge runs for 2 weeks, the design team have been busy over the holidays and have some lovely cards to inspire you here.  Check out the Cutie Pie challenge blog for full details..

This is the sketch for you to use as a guideline of course you can use any colour you want

Stamp - LOTV Lovely Lilies
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Papers - Dovecraft Back to Basics
Ribbon, stickles, MS flower punch, gems.

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

Sunday, 6 January 2013

January Challenge Penny Black and More @ Allsorts

Today is the start of the first Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge of 2013 and a chance to get that special Valentine card made as the challenge is 'Love Is In The Air' but you could make any celebration card with a bit of love on it and we hope you will join in, the design team have some gorgeous cards to share with you for inspiration on the challenge blog here . You can use any stamp but NO DIGI'S please as these will not be eligible for any prizes.
If you fancy having a chance at a Guest Design spot just put GD after your name.

As always we have some generous sponsors offering fantastic prizes and as always Penny Black are offering a prize for someone using one of there stamps - sponsors include Penny Black, Sir Stampalot, Crimson Cloud, Classy Crafts and lastly Crafty Ribbons.

For todays card l have used this adorable stamp by Penny Black - Squeeze til l Squeak 1664J

Stamp Penny Black Squeeze Til l Squeak
Coloured with copics
Papers by Daisy Bucket 
memory box heart die, MS border punch
Sentiment LOTV, ribbon, stickles.

I have not entered any challenges for a while so best get back into that - and enter this one into a few.

Crafty Catz 164 Anything Goes
Penny Black Friends Saturday January - Feeling Blue
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp New Something
Crazy 4 Challenges C$C167 Ribbons & Bows
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes with Ribbon

Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comments x Susan x

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year

Good evening everyone, hope you all had a peaceful Christmas and best wishes for 2013.  My christmas  was quiet with the exception of boxing day when our daughters and husbands came along with our 5 grandchildren, it is the only time they are all together. Our eldest grandchild Caitlin celebrated her 10th birthday this week too and tells me she feels very old.
On christmas day l took Toby for his first walk which felt special - l took him over the road to the cemetery to my son David's grave to have my quite time alone.  Toby is now fully recovered and the vet is very pleased with his recovery, thank you for all your kind messages.
I have not spent much time in my craft room lately and need to get back into it, l have made this card for an old friend who moved last year so may not have received my christmas card as it went to her old address.  A few weeks ago l saw a beautiful card using this Penny Black stamp and l remembered stamping it then covering it in beads - it took me three hours one day when l had no mojo but just needed time away on my own and l never made it up into a card so it was perfect for a New Years card.

Toby in his little tartan coat going for his first walkies on christmas day.

Thank you for stopping by x Susan x