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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, 29 May 2013

All of Our Dreams - Baby Boy

I  managed to find time to make this card last night, my niece wanted a baby boy card and l don't like to say no so here it is. I adore this sweet image from LOTV and it is so easy to colour up and suitable for boy or girl - easy peasy.
Welcome to my new follower Colette.

even managed time to do inside too

Stamp LOTV All of our Dreams incs sentiment
Coloured with copics and pencils
Papers Craft Creations
Dies:-Nesties, LaLa Land Banner 
 Punches:-MS heart border punch, butterfly 
Ribbon, spacer, brad, stickles & gems

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Lili Of The Valley - May Boy O Boy
Lili's Fairies - Spots & Stripes
Whimsy Inspires 59 Anything goes
Creative Inspirations 216 Anything Goes
Nutcrafters 44 Mono

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments x Susan x

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Say Cheesecake

Hope you are all well and keeping dry... today we have rain after a few days of glorious sunshine, who know what we will have tomorrow.  All my plan of a quiet school holiday have gone out of the window as my grandson came monday lunchtime and wants to stay until wednesday, wednesday my grandaughter is coming ...get the picture, grandma duties.
Anyway l was determined to make this card this morning so here it it is a very big stamp there is not room for much else so l had the idea of making film, l stamped the cheeky mouse on acetate and added to the back of the little frame l made.

 Stamp Penny Black - Say Cheesecake
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Papers Dovecraft Back to Basics
MS border punch, corner punch
Acetate, stazon ink
Sentiment LOTV

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Simon Says Stamp Take a Picture
Papertake Weekly Sketchie Free For All (Sketch 42)
Cupcake 244 - Boys

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments x Susan x

Monday, 27 May 2013

Cuite Pie Challenge #45

Monday again and an extra day home for lots of peeps for bank holiday. Today see the start of the new challenge over at Cutie Pies and this time the challenge is 1 2 3 and it is up to you how you interpretate that. The cuties have been hard at work and have come up with some fantastic inspiration to share with you - check it out here along with all the challenge details.
We are sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads and one lucky winner will receive $10 to spend at there online digi store.

So here is my card l have used l image, 2 papers and 3 embellishments - banner (loving this), ribbon and gems.

Inside View

Stamp Crafters Companion Mariella  (Angelica & Friends)
Coloured with copics
Papers Craft Creations
Banner Die LaLa land, oval punches SU
Ribbon, gems SU, stickles

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Creative Inspiration 215 Bingo - diagonal pink, flowers (on image) & polka dots
Allsorts 208 Happy Birthday

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments x Susan x

Friday, 24 May 2013

Man's Best Friend

Did you wonder if l had got lost at Wembley as l have not posted this week?? Bradford City did us proud and won promotion, it was the first time we have been to Wembley as we did not go down to the cup match. My son and l had a fantastic time shouting and cheering, the atmosphere was special and we will remember it for a long time.
I bought this gorgeous stamp from LOTV a couple of weeks ago - along with 3 more of the new boys vintage release, they are just shouting out to be inked up.
The paper l bought on a holiday in Florida a couple of years ago and the hessian is from a bag of blue mountain coffee beans l bought in Jamaica - brownie points for me for recycling lol

Stamp LOTV Man's Best Friend
Paper - Colorblok, Kraft card
Coloured with copics
Sissix Dragonfly die, corner punch
Button, twine, brads

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

LOTV (may) Boy O Boy 
Dream Valley 57 Animals
Incy Wincy Metal Mania (brads)
Forever friends 62 For A Child
Papertake Weekly If The Paper Fits (hat paper pieced)
Oldie But A Goodie Inspired by a Song - My Four Legged Friend (old stash paper)
Inky Chicks 4 Blue & Brown
Nutcrafters 43 Use Kraft
Cute Card Thursday 270 Tie It Up 

  I made this card last night, l am having some quiet time as today would have been my son David's 18th birthday and we miss him more than any words can say - Happy Birthday little sweetheart xxx

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments x Susan x

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Mid Way reminder Penny Black & More @ Allsorts

This post is scheduled as l will be on my way to Wembley watching and cheering Bradford City on and hopefully getting promotion. - Come On City.
We are now a good halfway through this months challenge 'Sew Special' over at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts where we would like to see sewing - real or faux on your stamped creation.  We are very lucky to have some fantastic generous sponsors again, Penny Black, Crafts U Love and Flonz Craft. Pop over to the challenge blog here for all the details, rules and prizes and even a chance to be our guest designer  - the challenge closes on 29/5 so you still plenty of time to enter.

This stamp has been on my wish list for ages and when l won a prize over at J&C Creations it jumped in my basket along with 3 others - they all had 40% off and l love a bargain. I have decorated the inside to match the front layout too.

Stamp Penny Black Uplifting Occasion 1738K
Coloured with Promarkers & copics
Papers - Craftwork Cards, pink card SU
LaLa Land Banner Die, MS border punch 
Lace, dew drops, 
Stitching (sewing machine)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Penny Black Saturday Challenge May - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz 3,2,1      3 embellishments (banner, dew drops, lace) 2 Papers, 1 image

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments x Susan x

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Just Swingin By

Hello me lovlies, it is so cold l am sat here with a t-shirt, fleece jumper and my body warmer on and a red wet nose just like rudolph lol and my poor little Toby has caught my cold too he has been sneezing all day :(  Hope you are all keeping dry and warm.
Enough moaning and on with the post Esther Nellie is tucked up in bed for her regular wednesday sleepover giving me an hour or so to catch up in my craft den.  For todays card l have used a stamp l bought over two years ago and not yet inked up, l cut these papers a few weeks back for a different card but they just did not look right so put them to one side and they are perfect for this stamp.

Stamp Kraftin Kimmie Just Swingin By
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Papers Craft Work Cards & Kraft Card
Flowers Wild Orchid Crafts
Dies:- Heart banner, butterfly, tag, leaves
Lace, rhinestones, ribbon & gauze

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Wild Orchid Crafts - 76 Use 3 or more different flowers (roses, cherry blossom, not sure what the little white flower is you can just see one of them 2 more are hiding behind the ribbon)
Simon Says Stamp - Flower Power
A Little Bit Crafty - Kraft It

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

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Flower Heart Wreath

Hope you are all well and keeping warm.  I have a fairly steady week this week - caught up on HW and even sorted the carrier bag that was half of odd socks - half have been matched up and lord only knows where the rest are - l think my washer eats them.Had a little drive over to LOTV this afternoon for some of the new vintage boys stamps and a little die and a few flowers jumped into my basket too. :)
Anyhow... my niece asked me to make an engagement card for her friend and wanted something elegant on the same lines as my white valentines card, l bought this gorgeous flower wreath for Chloe's at the Harrogate papercraft show and was saving it for something special.
I stamped it and embossed with WOW silver powder on white card then again on a good quality vellum and cut out the flowers only then added it onto and added gems to the centres. I have to say it looks stunning IRL and the photo does not do it any justice. I have decorated the inside but forgot to photo that (numpty) I made a box to match too.

Stamp - Chloe's Flower Heart Wreath
WOW embossing powder
Vellum from The Stamp Man
Creative Expressions Mask (embossing)
Gems, ribbon & charm.

Matching Box

Tag - Spellbinders
Heart Dies Memory Box
Mask as above
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:-
Cupcake 242 - Lots of Layers
Sir Stampalot (Stamping Sensations) May Embossing & Texture
Papertake Weekly - The Sound of Music - My favourite things (flowers, hearts, diamonds)
Crafty Sentiments Design Add a Charm
Whimsy Inspires Anything Goes
An Oldie But A Goodie Inspired by a Song - Elton John/Kiki Dee Don't go breaking my heart (old stash - vellum had at least 5 years)
Joanna Sheen Music & Lyrics = Don't go breaking my heart

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

Monday, 13 May 2013

Cutie Pie Challenge #44

Monday again and time for the new challenge over at Cutie Pies and this time we have Photo Inspiration for you.  It is totally up to you how you  interpretate the image - colours, shapes, balloons.
We are generously sponsored by Crafty Ribbons The challenge runs for 2 weeks. Check out the rules and the rest of the gorgeous inspiration by the Design Team here

When l first saw the photo l had a stamp in mind l was going to use but when l looked in my 'stamp catalogue' l was surprised at just how many of them had balloons and l changed my mind several times.  I have not used this little cutie for ages - is'nt he a sweetie.

Stamp Forever friends
Coloured with copics
Papers - Kaisercraft, 
Craftworks cards - card blank, candi, pearlescent paper
MB Ribbon die, spellbinder border die
Punches - corner and SU ovals
Ribbon & Gems

Here is the Inspirational Photo

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Forever Friends 61 Pastel Colours
Nutcrafters 42 Bingo - bottom line - die cuts, gems & ribbon

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments x Susan x

Sunday, 12 May 2013

My Other Passion

As l am spending a little less time in blogland l thought l would show you where else l hang out.  I have had problems with my shoulder for years and it is gradually getting worse so this year my husband and son have had to do all the digging :) This gives me more time for planting and other jobs. I am so pleased to have got back on top of it after David's accident as it was not kept up to in 2011 and last year was a struggle.

I have a half size allotment and this is the view of my half including my shed, l don't grow bottles - they are to frighten the birds and a guide to where l have planted.
I have planted - potatoes, onions, parsnips, carrots, swede, peas, mange tout, beetroot & cabbage so far and have lots more to go in - hope l have enough space.
I had 3 tonne of manure delivered last week which l am sharing with my allotment neighbour but am sure you don't want to see that lol 

This is another view from the top and my cabbages went in yesterday and we have to cover new plants or the birds pull them out and eat them, The canes are in ready for the runner beans

This is my strawberry bed, l try to keep it well weeded and will net them when fruit form

 This is my fruit area, l have a Victoria Plum tree, cherry & apple, raspberries, blackberries, tayberries, gooseberries (inc a gorgeous red dessert one), josterberries (makes gorgeous jam), blackcurrant, redcurrant and of course being in the rhubarb triangle we have rhubarb although it is a vegetable it would look rather silly in the veg area. 

I have a greenhouse at home which has lots of seedlings growing on ready to be planted out soon

Hope l have not bored you with my other passion.  
I have managed a card today but just need a few more details inside to add before l can show you.  
I will be back tomorrow with the new challenge over at Cutie Pies x Susan x

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Pick Up A Penguin

I can't believe how cold it is today, l am sat here in my fleecy jumper chilled to the bone and have added my cosy dressing gown on top - l bet it is warmer in this igloo lol.
As the postage costs have rocketed l need to make more christmas cards standard postage and this one will be perfect.
Firstly l stamped the image onto the white card then masked the image, l them stamped the snowflake stamp in versamark then added cosmic shimmer embossing powder. It looks better IRL than on the photo.

Stamp LOTV Igloo for Two
Sentiment LOTV
Coloured with copics
Snowflake Background Stamp - Cover a page Impression Obsession
Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder

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

Winter Wonderland Pick Up A Penguin
Crafty Sentiment Designs Use A Sentiment
Crafty Ribbons -  45 No design Paper
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
Crafty Catz Anything Goes

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

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Sledging House Mouse

Welcome to my new followers and is nice to have you here and hope to drop in on you soon.
Hello, hope you are all ok and managing some crafting time.  I have not been around as much as l would have liked to have been - allotment and garden take up quite a bit of my time now.
I made this card last night for a couple of challenges. I coloured the leaf first then the mouse but they blended into each other so just bleached out some of the leaf with the colourless blender - knew it would come in useful one day. This stamp set was a bargain at half price from my local craft shop at Brighouse earlier this year.

Stamp House Mouse Taboggoning set By Joanna Sheen
Coloured with copics.
Paper Craft Creations
Memory box dies
Glamour dust and ribbon

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

Winter Wonderland - Dashing Through The Snow
House Mouse & Friends HMFMC144 Feeling Blue
Sketch & Stash 113 - Sketch (old paper & new stamp)
Crafty Creations 221 Something Old Something New (old paper & new stamp)
Cute Card Thursday 268 Something Blue
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes
Allsorts 205 Add some Sparkle
Totally Gorjuss 182 Anything Goes with swirls
Thanks for stopping by and for your comments x Susan x

Sunday, 5 May 2013

May Challenge Penny Black & More @ Allsorts

The first Sunday of the month is here and it is the start of the new challenge over at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts and the new theme is Sew Special

*******Sew Special********
It can be some stitching on your creation be it real of faux, something for that someone 'sew special', or it can incorporate both, the choice is totally yours, all we ask is that you use a stamped image as the focal point of your creation, it can be any make but please remember no digi images as any using them will be discounted from the prize draws.

How easy is that?? We do hope you will join in and we have some fantastic prizes on offer from our generous sponsors - Penny Black with some gorgeous stamps Crafts U Love offering £15 to spend and Flonz Craft with $20 to spend online.  Check out the challenge blog here for more inspiration from the design team and the full rules

I have used one of my first Penny Black stamps Baby Hammock and always a favourite of mine for baby cards. I have used the sewing machine overlocking around the edges.

Stamp Penny Black Baby Hammock 
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Sentiment WOJ embossed in gold
Papers Craftwork Cards 
Nestie circle, SU Oval Punches, Marianne Flower Die
Ribbon, Pearls, Stickles
Sewing Machine

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Crafty Catz 181 Inspired by a Song - Baby Love (Diana Ross & Supremes)

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments x Susan x