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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

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Fairy Friends

Hello me lovelies, my internet seems much better today so fingers crossed it was just a temporary problem.  I am not too sure on todays card - l had a 'purple vision' as l have not used purple for ages and this little stamp from LOTV has been sitting in a drawer unused since the Harrogate show in March last year. Perhaps l had better get back to my mission to do some male/boys cards.

Stamp LOTV Fairy Friends
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Distress Ink Milled Lavender
Papers Papermania/Heather,  
Flowers Wild Orchid Crafts & stash
Ribbon, pearls, butterfly punch, stickles
Nesties, SU punches 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Wild Orchid Crafts 71 - Daisy Daisy
LOTV - Butterflies
Joanna Sheen - Layer it up

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments x Susan x  

Monday, 25 February 2013

Balloon Bear

Good evening me lovelies, l have had problems with the tinternet again - very limited access at the weekend and today pages have taken ages to load. Talk Talk are our provider and l was beginning to think it was a problem with our connection but my BIL has had problems too - anybody else having problems??
I hope to be able to do some catching up when this is posted (fingers crossed)
All my cards seem to be girlie and l really struggle with mens/boys cards, l am on a mission over the next couple of weeks to make some male cards.
Bradford City's dream is over but the fans have done them proud cheering all the way though even though they were outplayed. My daughter & grandaughter had a fantastic time and enjoyed the occasion, City could even make it back to Wembley if they make the playoffs, l think they will just have to watch it on the tv if they do as it has been a very expensive weekend and it is my turn for a treat next lol.

 Stamp LOTV Bear with Balloons
Coloured with copics & prisma pencils
Papers Craft Creations & Kraft card, card black craftwork cards
Butterfly punch, gems, stickles, ribbon
Whimsy cloud

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
LOTV - Butterflies
Simon Says Stamp -Use an Arrow
Forever Friends 56 - Bears
Allsorts 195 - Animals
Addicted to Stamps - Use Kraft

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting x Susan x

Friday, 22 February 2013

Henry Mouse

Brrrrr it has turned back to winter and has even been trying to snow a bit today.
 A busy weekend ahead looking after the youngest grandchildren while my daughter and sil and eldest grandaughter go down to London for the weekend to watch Bradford City... Come On City, hope they can manage a win. Caitlin is so excited as she is in Manchester tonight to see Justin Bieber in concert and then up early tomorrow to catch the train then down to earth with a bump and back to school on monday :(

On with the card, l won this Whiff of Joy stamp in a challenge and this is the first time l have used it and these gorgeous papers are this years Stampin Up Christmas pack and they are all lovely so you will be seeing more of these. The silver german glitter glass is from Chloes it sparkles beautifully as the pieces are quite large they catch and reflect the light.

Stamp - Whiff of Joy - Henry Mouse with Star
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Papers Stampin Up
Sentiment Paula Pascal embossed in silver
Snowflake dies covered in german glitter glass
Ribbon, brad, silver stickles
MB snowflake corner die
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Whiff of Joy 148 - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas D for Designer Paper
Creative Inpirations 202 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Dies & Punches
Winter Wonderland - Snowflakes falling all around

Thank you for stopping by and for your comments, have a good weekend x Susan x 

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Waiting for a Bluebell Drip

Hope you are all still having sunshine - Glorious blue skies here again, hope we have lots more sunshine to come.
The challenge over at House Mouse at the moment is all sewn up and as l don't having any of the HM sewing stamps l had to get the 'old' machine out and thread it up.

Stamp House Mouse - Waiting for a Bluebell Drop
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Papers - Henbury Lane, Kraft card
Ribbon, metal corner, flower, crystals, 
Stickles & glossy accents 
Sizzix leaves die, SU oval punches

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

House Mouse HMFMC 138 I Love You Sew Much
Forever Friends Anything Goes
An Oldie But A Goodie - Bright Colours  (Old Papers)

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

Monday, 18 February 2013

Cutie Pies Pretty Pastels

Hello my lovelies, today sees that start of Challenge 38 over at The Cutie Pies and we would love to see your Cuties in Pretty Pastels - pinks, yellows, and soft lilacs etc.... You can use any brand of stamp - rubber or digi and there are plenty of cuties around at the moment to choose from.

We have kindly been sponsored by
Stamp & Create
Milk Coffee

The Design Team have been busy and have some gorgeous cuties to over on the challenge blog to inspire you so hop right over here and check them out. There has been a little change to the rules - only three enteries per person to make it fair for everyone.

This is my Pastel Creation and she sure is a little cutie

Stamp - Nellie Snellen - Dawn
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Papers Colourbok (bought in US)
Lace, stickles, gems,
Butterfly punch, tag die, nesties.

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

Midway Reminder Penny Black & More @ Allsorts

We are now half way through the Pink Pearly Swirly challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts with plenty of time to join in with lots of fantastic prizes on offer from our generous sponsors.  The design team have been busy and have some more gorgeous Penny Black creations to share with you.  You do not have to use Penny Black stamps to join in - you can use ANY STAMP you want except digi's, (Digi's will not be eligible for any prize).  Why not pop over and join in here. If you would like the chance to be our Guest Designer for a month please add GD after your name on your entry and one lucky entrant will be picked.
We are sponsored by:-
Crafts U Love   Flonzcraft   Penny Black   and   Sir Stampalot

Hope you have all had a good weekend with lots of sunshine. I had a couple of hours in the garden on saturday just tidying up and a bit of cutting back.  On sunday l sat in the sun on my lappy for nearly an hour it was wonderful to get out in the fresh air, l went round to the allotment for the first time this year and dug a few leeks for soup and started to tidy the fruit patch. Just listening to the birds chirping was so peaceful with not another soul in sight - fantastic.
Here is my Pink Pearly Swirly card

Stamp Penny Black Enjoy (Tranparent Set) Tulips & sentiment
SU - Write markers, Swirl stamp (baroque motif), Paper
Ribbon, Eyelets, Pearls, Stickles
Butterfly Punch

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

Saturday, 9 February 2013

For He Who Can Not Be Named

Hope you are all having a good weekend and you don't have snow ...yet. Hope we do not get like the States are having at the moment.  We are having our family Christmas dinner tomorrow after putting it off the last couple of the weeks - 'The Big Bird' as my hubby calls it is now out of the freezer, carrots and sprouts at the ready, wine ready for the cooler .one of my daughters lives locally and can walk but my other lives at the other side of Bradford so l hope the snow will not be too heavy.

Anyhow... with all the love in the air at the moment l thought l had better get a move on and make 'the' card l will be giving, l bought this stamp in the sale at Crimson Cloud recently and it is just perfect for valentine, weddings and anniversaries. This is the first White card l have made and love the effect.

Stamp Penny Black Love is the message 4023K
Silver embossing powder
Square, scalloped nesties
Dies - Butterfly, hearts, MS border punch
Embossing folder, ribbon, silver stickles, gems SU.

 There are lots of love challenges this week but l am staying loyal to my regular ones in my list.

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

Penny Black Saturday Challenge (February) - Love & Marriage
Allsorts 193 - Valentines
Crazy For Challenges C4C172 Valentines No Red or Pink
Totally Papercrafts 153 Love or Valentines
Crafty Catz 169 Love is in the air
Creative Inspirations 200 Sent With Love
Simon Says Stamp - Have a Heart
Cute Card Thursday - 255 Love Struck
Totally Gorjuss 170 Love

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

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Penny Black Hedgies

We have had two bright but chilly days and it has been good to see the sun - my OH tells me it is all to change again at the weekend - back to the white fluffy stuff.  On sunday we are planning to have our family christmas dinner as l find it hard to celebrate christmas, we have already put it off a couple of weeks with the weather/ hubby man flu so l suppose if it does snow it will be a bit christmassy. I might even stretch to getting everyone a silly little gift if l have time.

On with the card - quite appropriate to the weather we are due. I have made this to fit the challenge over at ABC christmas where this week it is 'C' for Case the card and l have cased Lorraines (Lols) W for Winter Sports way back in. 2011, l just don't have the icicle punch although l would like i if l see it at a fair price. Lorraines card is at the bottom of the post

Stamp Penny Black Hedgie Shuffle
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Blackground cover a page snowflake stamp
Embossing folder, snowflake die & punch,
Pearl, ribbon, charm, button, twine
Glossy accents, glamour dust, stickles
This Lorraines card l have cased..........Thanks for the inspiration Lorraine

I am entering this card into the following challenges

ABC Christmas 'C' Case that Card
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with a ribbon

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

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Hugs & Kisses

Hello me lovelies, l am doing well - another card this week.  I am really getting back into my crafting and enjoying it too, l am back visiting too and checking out what you have all been up to.  Today l am sharing a card l made with this gorgeous image - 'Hugs & Kisses' designed by the very talented Krista Smith (Saturated Canary), Krista very generously gave this image for free for 24 hours last week (thank you), she is still available to buy for $2.00. I don't have many digi's, as there is just something about having a piece of rubber in your hand and Saturated Canary do have a range available so no don't at some time or other they will jump into my basket.

I was a bit nervous about colouring her - l think it is the gorgeous flowing hair.

Digi Image 'Hugs & Kisses' Saturated Canary
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Papers Craft Creations & Kraft card
Flower - Wild Orchid Crafts
Memory Box die precious heart
 Lace, ribbon, heart gem, diamontes
Stickles & Glamour dust.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
Wild Orchid Crafts 69 - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks 3 Valentines or Anniversary
Totally Gorjuss - Anything Goes with lace.

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

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Cute Little House Mouse

Hello me lovelies, hope you are all surviving this wild weather.
I have really enjoyed making this card, it is a colour combination l would not have thought of using but when l saw it at Cupcakes challenge l thought this little cutie was just perfect and as l still had the paper pack of pink and greys out from craftwork cards so it all fell into place.  Brenda makes the most beautiful flowers from ribbon so l thought l would give that a try too. The dragonfly is a sissix  die l have had for years and never used and forgot about, l added some pearls to the body and some wire for antenna. I cut a frame using nesties and added it above the image

Stamp House Mouse - sleeping under flowers 
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
papers Craftwork Cards (cottontail) ,papermania lemon sorbet and Bazzill
Punches - MS flower border, small dragonfly, SU ovals
Dies - sissix dragonfly, leaves, nesties.
Ribbon & Pearls.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

House Mouse HMFMC137 Anything Goes with special cuts (frame)
Cupcake 228 = Yellow & Grey
Sketch & Stash 106 (old stash dragonfly die)
Totally Papercrafts 102 Make your own embellishments - ribbon flower & dragonfly
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen, 3 papers, 2 embellishments, 1image
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes with the option of lemon
Crafty sentiment designs - Anything Goes

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

Monday, 4 February 2013

Never Too Old For Cupcake

My second post today.  I am hoping for a better week than last week, on thursday the strong wind blew my £130 out of the cash machine and down the road with not a hope of catching any of it (hubby was not impressed l can tell you). Last night while tidying my crafty things away l knocked my glamour dust tray all over the floor, l managed to spoon quite a bit back - a good job Toby was not aroud my desk or he would have been very sparkly.
Anyhow moan over....... welcome to my new follower Julie - l hope you like my blog and spot a few Stampin Up things along the way (Julie is a SU demonstrator).

On with the card, l have made this for my friend Carole's birthday and l thought l would get her a fancy cake to go with it - l think it is a special birthday but did not want to put 50 on just in case. I have used my new Memory Box Poppy die and can see this featuring on many of my cards, l cut the base with a scalloped grand nestie square die and folded it in half.

Stamp LOTV - Never too Old for Cupcake
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Papers, ribbon & gems SU
Poppy Die MB
Distress ink, glamour dust, stickles

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Lili's Fairies (LOTV) Anything But A Square
Crafty Catz 168 Anything But A Square
Whimsy 55 - Fancy Edges

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

Cutie Pie Challenge 37

Here we are again Monday morning and a new challenge over at Cutie Pies.......For this challenge we would love to see your Valentine cuties.  You can use any stamp or digi that you want so long as it is cute and follows the theme of valentine.

We have two very generous sponsors for this challenge :-
The Ribbon Girl are offering a gorgeous Mini Kit, the winner of this will be chosen by our Cutie Sue (Craftymoon)-, they have a fantastic range of ribbons and embellishments - l can feel a little retail therapy coming on...

Bugaboo are offering 7 images of the winners choice from there fantastic selection of digi's.

For inspiration check out what the Design Team have created over on the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog and we look forward to seeing your cutie love creations.

Here is the card l have made, l have had these Popcorn Bear Romance stamps for years and not even cut into them or introduced them to ink, will be using this one again as he is such a cutie.

Stamp Crafters Companion - Popcorn Bear (Romance Set)
Coloured copics and prisma pencils
Papers - Rayher and craftwork cards & kraft card
MS Heart border, SU oval & scallops Punches
MB Precious Heart die
Ribbon, Stickles and glamour dust.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Crafters Companion - Love is In the Air (Stamp from Crafters Companion UK)
Allsorts - 192 Lets Get Cute
Simon says Stamp - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Love Is In The Air
Forever Friends - Ribbon or Lace

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

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Penny Black & More @ Allsorts February Challenge

Good morning everyone, today see's the new challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and this month the challenge is 'Pink Pearly & Swirly' you can use any make of stamp but NO DIGI'S please ( any digi's will not be entered for prizes)

We are very lucky again to have some very generous sponsors
Penny Black
Sir Stampalot
Crafts U Love

-Check out what the Design Team have been up to over on the Challenge blog here and join in the fun

Stamp - Penny Black Just Buzzin By 1729K
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Papers - Pearlescent from Craftwork Cards
Marianne Swirl die, flower punch, corner punch
Pearls, ribbon, pearl ribbon slider,
Sentiment LOTV

If you would like to join our team as a Guest Designer for a month just add GD after your name on your entry to be in with a chance

I would like to enter tis card into the following challenges
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times  - Punch It Out
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with a Ribbon

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