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Welcome to my crafty corner

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

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Allsorts Challenge 456

It is Saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week my lovely teamie Brenda is the host and she has chosen
Something Beginning With 'B'
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.
As l am still getting to grips with my new sparkle pens l went for a simple background and stamped the silhouette flowers on the bottom, the butterfly is an old stamp by Creative Expressions l have had for years and not used - to be honest is was in my get rid of bag and l am glad l kept it. The butterfly background is also coloured with sparkle pens and love the shimmery effect it gives, l stamped with a clear ink and embossed with a silver powder.


Stamp Creative Expression
Sentiment Stamp Penny Black 3170F Every Day
Stampin Up Pocket Silhouettes
Colour Sparkle Pens
Gems

We have been generously sponsored by-

Hope you have all had a good week, the sun has been glorious....through the conservatory and a sign of things to come soon. The forecast is for icy blasts from the arctic over the next few days so wrap up and stay warm x

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Sunday, 18 February 2018

February midway Penny Black & More

Hello my lovely crafty friends, here l am a day late as l forgot to schedule my post - we are now halfway through the Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge for February which is
Love, Hearts & Flowers 
You still have plenty of time to join in to be in with a chance of winning a great prize from one of  our generous sponsors listed below.
My teamies have some lovely pieces to share with you over on the challenge blog here along with all the details. Your focal point must be a stamped image, You can use any brand of stamp except digi's - any entries using digi images will not be eligible for a prize. If you use a Penny Black stamp you could be chosen as a Guest Designer for a month.


Stamp Penny Black 3925H Top Of The World
Coloured with copics 
Papers by Nitwits
Ribbon & Gem
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We have some lovely prizes from our generous sponsors so why not join in the fun.
Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Allsorts Challenge 455

It is saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week my lovely teamie Helene is the host and she has chosen
Home Made Flowers
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details


Stamps - Aspects of Design by Kay Carley
Japanese Dragonfly Dreams
White embossing powder
Copics. glamour dust, glitter paper
Dies -Sizzix Dragonfly, Joy Leaves, 
Memory Box Flower
Ribbon, gems, stickles

Here is another stamp set that l have not used in a while, l stamped the bamboo in versamark and added white embossing powder which l heated. Next l added the blue ink to the card, a bit of random word stamping finished the background off nicely. I am quite pleased with how this turned out as it was a requested card to have dragonflies and be blue.

We have been generously sponsored by our new sponsor Sticker You with a $65 voucher for one lucky winner
Custom stickers

We have had another bitterly cold week here in Moray with a bit of snow early in the week but nothing significant, nice and cosy in front of the log burner. Earlier in the week I spoke to my niece who lives out in Grand Cayman and they have hot weather all year round - l think l would miss the seasons and l am sure she does too. I have a holiday coming up soon in the caribbean unfortunately it does not take in Cayman. Maybe next year l will fly out to visit her.
Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Allsorts Challenge 454

It is Saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week my lovely teamie Ellie is the host and with Valentines Day approaching she has chosen......
Love Is In The Air
Check out the love my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.
I bought some new goodies - sparkle & aqua pens and stamps and managed to have a little inky play this week. Very early days and l need plenty of practice but will get there, please be gentle with your comments. I love this stamp the poppies are beautiful and l can see me getting a lot of use from this one.


Stamp By Sheena Douglass
Sentiment from an Old Elusive Images set
Sparkle & Aqua pens.
Stencil & distress ink
Penny Black butterfly die.
Stickles, liquid pearls & gems

We have been generously sponsored by Marianne Designs with a lovely selection for a lucky winner.
    

Have you all had a good Week? The weather here up in Moray has been very cold but we have been lucky with only a slight dusting of snow.  I have a holiday coming up soon and never felt as much in need of a holiday as l do at the moment. Lots of family stresses which is leaving me feeling exhausted, hopefully things will get easier soon.

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Sunday, 4 February 2018

February Penny Black & More

Hello my lovely crafty friends. The first sunday of February is here so time for the new challenge over at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts and this month the challenge is

Love, Hearts & Flowers
The Design Team have been hard at work with their Penny Blacks and have some gorgeous inspiration to share with you over on the challenge blog here along with all the details.  You can use any brand of stamp except digi (NO DIGI IMAGES), the focal point of your project must be stamped to be in with a chance of winning one of our fabulous prizes. One lucky winner using a Penny Black stamp will be chosen to be a Guest Designer on a future challenge.


Stamp Penny Black 4023K Love IsThe Message
White embossing Powder
Ribbon, Pearls, ribbon slider

I have kept this card simple as l think the heart says it all, it is a lovely stamp with fine details but always stamps perfectly. I did rub the card with my anti static bag as sometimes l find white detail powder spreads more than l want it too and would have shown on the red card.

We have been generously sponsored by....





Can you believe we are in february already, the days are getting lighter - all we need now is warm sunshine. It is lovely to see the snowdrops flowering and the rest of the bulbs starting to poke through. 

Thank you for stopping by and for your comments and l hope you pop over join in.  x Susan x 

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Allsorts Challenge 453

It is saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week my lovely teamie Kath is the host and she has chosen
Spots &/Or  Stripes
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.
For this week's card l decided to get a bit inky and have a play. I have had these stamps for about 7/8 years l am ashamed to say in they were still in the packet unopened, it is a lovely A4 sheet by Elusive images ( don't think they are still trading). Also used one of my old stamps Field Of Sky which is a very fine dot which you can not probably see.


Stamps - Elusive Images, Field Of Sky
Inktense pencils
Stencils
Various inks
Stickles, sequins

We have been generously sponsored by


Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Allsorts Challenge 452

It is Saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week my lovely teamie Tracy is the host and she has chosen
Old Favourites
You could use and old technique you have not used for a while, favourite  old stamp or whatever you choose - just tell us what your old favourite is.
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.
For those who know me well it will come as no surprise at all that l have used my all time favourite old stamp Snowy.  Just check out the challenge post and it looks like Penny Blacks are the most popular stamps with my teamies....will yours be  PB.



Stamps Penny Black Snowy, Winter Whites & Greens
Coloured with copics
Distress inks, Glamour dust
 embossing powder, stickles

We have been generously sponsored by Fantastic Ribbons

I am hoping to have a weekend in my craft room just playing as HW & shopping all done :)  Whatever you are doing enjoy it and be happy.
Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Allsorts challenge 451

It is Saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week my lovely teamie Wendy is the host and she has chosen
Butterflies
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.


Stamp LOTV Flower Fairy
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Papers LOTV
PB Butterfly dies, Banner die
Doily, ribbon, gems.

We have been generously sponsored by Tattered Lace
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Have you all had a good week ? We have been lucky to escape the heavy snowfall that a lot of Scotland has been getting - we only had about an inch, but it has been bitterly cold. Last saturday was quite pleasant and l managed to get out in the garden to do a bit of tidying up - no chance of that this weekend so l will have some time in my craft room playing :)

If you have been struggling to post comments recently please read advice over on the challenge blog to speed things up a bit.
Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Allsorts Challenge 449

It is Saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week my lovely teamie Tracy Mouse is the host and she has chosen
No Patterned Papers
We would love to see you create your own backgrounds for this challenge. Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.


Stencil, Structure Paste, Glamour dust
Distress Ink, card candi
Dies - Snowflake, XCut words

We have been generously sponsored by.

This week l have seen the first sign that spring is on it's way with a few daffodil noses poking through the frozen ground. It is a good dry but breezy day and not a bit of frost today - yesterday was very white everywhere with a severe frost. I love looking closely at the frost and seeing how it has formed it is so pretty. So l guess today's card is quite fitting with snowflakes - a few customers yesterday said we are due more snow.
Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Sunday, 7 January 2018

January Penny Black & More Challenge

Hello my lovely crafty friends, Happy New Year to you all. The first sunday of the month is here so time for the new challenge over at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts and this month the challenge is
Something New
A good chance for you to use any new stash you got for christmas, or maybe a new baby/job/house. I received this stamp from a lovely lady in my christmas card - thank you and l hope you like what l have done with it.
The Design Team have been hard at work with their Penny Blacks and have some gorgeous inspiration to share with you over on the challenge blog here along with all the details.  You can use any brand of stamp except digi (NO DIGI IMAGES), the focal point of your project must be stamped to be in with a chance of winning one of our fabulous prizes. One lucky winner using a Penny Black stamp will be chosen to be a Guest Designer on a future challenge.




Stamp Penny Black 30-361 Adele
Coloured with copics & prisma pencils
Papers Dovecraft Sweet Paris
Dies Joy Crafts,  
Ribbon & Gems
We have been generously sponsored by ....


A Lovely Tonic Crafts die from Ruth

As soon as l saw this gorgeous stamp my sister sprang to mind as when she was a little girl she had a mass of tight curls - this will be her birthday card, she has never seen my blog so no chance of her seeing this. I loved colouring this and have only used 'E' copic colours for this subtle effect.

Thank you for stopping by and for your comments - Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x 

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Allsorts Challenge 448

Hope you all had a good Christmas and Best Wishes to you all for 2018.
 It is Saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week it is my turn to host and as it is new year l have chosen

Something New
A nice easy one to start the year off with plenty of options - new stash, new baby/house/job. Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.


8x8 Canvas
LOTV stamp Balloon Basket
Coloured with copics and Prisma Pencils
Papers Doodlebug & Stampin Up
Air dry clay & mould
Dies PB Butterfly, TL Heart, SB Oval
Flowers, pearls, ribbon & lace
Stickles, Distress Ink

We have been generously sponsored by-

Stix 2

My project today was not what l had planned but this evolved over the last couple of days. A lovely friend is to become a Grandma this weekend, when Mum to be is induced. These days they like to know if it is a boy or girl - none of that in my day - Olivia Rose will be making an entrance into the world then this can go in the post. Hopefully everything will go well and they don't change the name.

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x