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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

Saturday, 27 October 2018

Allsorts Challenge 491

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
Pearls &/Or Gems
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details

Matching Die & Stamp by Sheena Douglass
Sentiment by Penny Black
Copics
Gems & glamour dust

Wendy is kindly providing the prize this week - some lovely handmade embellishments and ribbons.

The weather has changed this week from a glorious 17 degrees last weekend to just 3 last night with the possibility of a bit of snow brrrrrr. Still lots to do in the garden over the next couple of weeks to put the garden to rest until spring.
Don't forget to change your clocks....an extra hour in bed.

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 20 October 2018

Allsorts Challenge 490

It is Saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This weeks challenge has been chosen by the lovely Tracy Mouse who is currently having a crafting break and hosted by Brenda
Traditional Christmas Colours
The colours we are looking for are red, gold, green. Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.


Stamp & Sentiment by Penny Black
Coloured with copics & prisma pencils
Embossing powder & gems

We have been generously sponsored by Swedish House Crafts


Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Allsorts Challenge 489

Hello, Saturday again and the new challenge starts over at Allsorts. This week l am the host and l have chosen
Christmas
Check out what my teamies have to share with you over on the challenge post.

Embossing folder
Dies - MemoryBox snowflake border & bauble
Twinkle die Crafters Companion.

We are sponsored by Sicker You with a $65 voucher for one lucky winner

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Sunday, 7 October 2018

October Penny Black & More Challenge

Hello my lovely crafty friends. 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
Autumn Splendour

Stamp Penny Black 40-547 Flower Lanterns
Sentiment Penny Black 30-033 Allegro
Inks & Gems

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.

We have been generously sponsored by 


Looking forward to seeing your lovely creations on the challenge blog x Susan x 

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Allsorts Challenge 488

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


Stamps Sheena Douglass/Inkylicious
Adirondak Inks

We have been generously sponsored by Marianne Designs 

So....last week we had autumn and this week l have jumped a season to winter, l started out by heat embossing the tree in white then played around with my inks. Finally stamping the deer, birds, foliage and sentiment. I wanted to do my moon a bit different so went for a reddish colour. We get the most amazing night skies here and as l live out in the country the stars are just fantastic.

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 29 September 2018

Allsorts challenge 487

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
Autumn Glory
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.
I know one or two of you may be wondering what has this to do with autumn..... Acorns are plentiful and dropping and the beautiful leaves are changing colour which l have tried to achieve here. I spent a good few hours colouring and blending this with my neglected prisma pencils and have decided not to make a card with it but will look for a frame to put in the childrens room.


Stamps Crafters Companion/Lavinia
Prisma Pencils/Sansador
Distress Inks
Sparkle pen, gel pen 

This is what it looked like before l added background colour


We have been generously sponsored by Lost Coast Designs, Lori has decorated a pumpkin and it looks amazing - check it out on our challenge.

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 22 September 2018

Allsorts 486

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
Water Or Blue
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details


Stamp by Inkylicious
Embossing Powder
Flowers, Ribbon, Gems
Charm & Butterfly

We have been generously sponsored by Craft Obsessions with a £15 voucher for one lucky winner


Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 15 September 2018

Allsorts 485

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 she has chosen
Create A Scene
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.
I had a little play with some new stamps that have been sat on my desk a few weeks.

Stamps Crafters Companion/Donna Ratcliff
Aqua Tints, sparkle pens

We have been generously sponsored by Swedish House Crafts

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Allsorts Challenge 484

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
Bears
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.

Stamp LOTV
Sentiment Penny Black Peaceful Season 30-498
Copics, distress inks
White embossing powder, snowflake stamp CC
Glamour dust, stickles

We have been generously sponsored by Penny Black

Continuing with my quest to get my christmas cards done early this year l went for this sweet polar bear stamp from LOTV, the gorgeous sentiment is from the new christmas release which l bought on pre release along with a few other PB's that just happened to fall in my basket from Crafts U Love, l can see lots of use from the set this year.


As l prepare this post l am looking out on the garden and it definately looks like autumn has arrived. The rowan tree is full of red berries and the leaves are turning the most beautiful golden /orange shades. I have managed to collect quite a few seed heads to store ready for next year. I have decided to grow more flowers for cutting in the veg garden next year and cut back on the veg. The onions have been a disaster again this year so will free up that space.

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Sunday, 2 September 2018

September Penny Black & More @ Allsorts

Hello my lovely crafty friends. The first sunday September is here so time for the new challenge over at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts and this month the challenge is
Make It Feminine
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 40-362 Black Dreaming Of
Coloured with copics
Dies SB poinsettia, Joy foliage
Glamour dust

We have been generously sponsored by Penny Black

A Stamp by IndigoBlu

Dies from Tattered Lace

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

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Allsorts Challenge 483

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
Things With Wings
Lots of options to choose for this challenge, check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details. As we move into September christmas is getting closer so christmas production is now officially well under way.


Stamp Penny Black
Dies Poinsettia Sweet Dixie, Ivy Creative Expressions
Coloured with Copics
Distress Inks
Stickles

We have two lovely stamps as prizes this week.

Image result for sara burrier digital stamps
 

Last year l bought a plant from outside a garden, l saved some seed and had loads of plants this year. It is similar to the chinese lantern flower except this has green/lack lanterns from which a blue flower grows, they then dry to a beautiful lantern. It makes a good garden filler. I planted some at my daughter's school and they are looking splendid - perfect for the children to decorate at christmas when dried.

Nicandra Physalodes - commonly known as 
Apple of Peru & Shoo Fly plant





Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Allsorts Challenge 482

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
Music
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details. I made a tag with this little adorable choirster and sentiment stamp - I wish it could be christmas everyday.

 Stamps by Penny Black
Tag die 
copics, distress inks
glamour dust,liquid pearls

We have a lovely prize from Tattered Lace for a lucky winner

Hope you pop over to the challenge blog and join in the fun. We are now back to the challenge every week.

I reckon the best of summer is now over and it has been hot hot hot, the nights are starting to close in and there is a nip in the evening air. Last year l was attacked everytime l went out of the house by midges because it was humid, still and very damp - so far this year l have not needed my head net or head to toe covering. I think the hot weather and the strong winds we have been getting is keeping them away.....hopefully. 
My garden has been amazing and the border looks like it has been there for years and not just the 18 months since we started it. I have been moving a few plants around to better position them and yesterday l bought my first lot of tulip bulbs ready for november planting - l have gone for Queen of The Night which is a deep purple and Mistress which is a light pink, along with more alliums. I am keeping to a colour scheme this time and just need some white lily tulips to complete....so excited and can't wait to see them in bloom....sad or what??? It is the little things that make me happy :)

 x Susan x

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Allsorts Challenge 480/1

It is Saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week my lovely teamie Tracy chose the theme but  is currently taking a break after sadly losing her lovely son Scott.
Boys To Men
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.

Stamp Penny Black Missed You 
Coloured with copics
Flower & Butterfly stamps Inkylicious
Dies SB Circles, sentiment.
Glamour dust, twine

We have been generously sponsored by Marianne Design


This challenge will run for 2 weeks.
The children are back to school this week so l will be back to doing school pick ups and looking after Rosie (3) for two days a week., oh the joys of being Grandma.
 Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

August Penny Black & More Challenge

Hello my lovely crafty friends. I am late again with my post - need to get my blogging act together....so the new challenge started on Sunday at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts  this month the challenge is
I spy With my Little Eye Something Beginning 
with 'B'
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.
My 'B's' are Bauble & Blue, love this little cheeky pixie.



Stamp Penny Black 40-088 Little Elf Finn
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Distress ink & snowflake stamp
Glamour Dust

We have been generously sponsored by....
 

Crafts U Love - they currently have the new Penny Black range to pre-order.

Also a Stamp from Inkylicious
This is the last week of the school summer holidays here so making the most of it, busy in the garden as well as working some extra hours.....think l need a little retail therapy and need to check out the new Penny Black stamps over at Crafts U Love.

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

Saturday, 28 July 2018

Allsorts Challenge 278/9

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 l have chosen
Tags
I want to see tags you would attach to a gift or a tag used to decorate a card - easy peasy, so hopefully no dodgy ones this time. The challenge runs for 2 weeks, so plenty of time to join in.
I have made 2 as they are so quick and easy to make.
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.

Tag die
Stamps by Inkylicious
SU stamp write pens to the stamp
sparkle pen, gems, twine

Dies, gem & ribbon

We have been generously sponsored by Lost Coast Designs - a new sponsor, they are offering a 15% discount for entrants to this challenge just quote Allsorts 15 on your order.

 How much longer can this heat go on ???? It is far too hot for me and l am keeping in the shade of a cool room in the house, with minimum clothing. On thursday out of curiosity l put a thermometer in the conservatory, all the doors and windows had been open all day and it rocketed to 46 degrees - far too hot. We should not complain as it was only a few months ago we were coming out of a very long cold winter.
Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Allsorts Challenge 476

It is Saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week my lovely teamie Mervi is the host and she has chosen
Flowers All Over
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details. This challenge will run for 2 weeks so we can all enjoy a bit of sun and holidays.

Stamps by Crafters Companion - Sparkle Garden
Coloured with copics & prisma pencils
Glamour dust
Spellbinders floral die

We have been generously sponsored by Swedish House Crafts

I started a new job 5 weeks ago in a well known store where 'Every Little Helps',
working just 2 shifts a week 4pm-12.30am which fits in perfectly with helping out with the grandchildren. The last 2 weeks l have done full time hours to help cover holidays/sickness which has been quite tiring, one of the lovely young managers is leaving to do a less stressful job in a garden centre.......my dream job. I hope she likes this card l have made for her.

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Allsorts Challenge 475

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
In The Garden
Plenty of choice here and l went for the unusual...Toadstools, some of you may remember l had them growing in my garden last year so the really are in my garden.
 I have a photo of my toadstools but unfortunately as l type this post blogger won't let me add any more photos grrrrr so will add it later.

Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details


Stamps By Crafters Companion
Stampin Up silhouette flower stamps
Coloured with aquatints/markers

We have been generously sponsored by Chocolate Baroque
Had a very busy week with the garden as usual and working too many hours to help cover staff shortages for holidays. Managed a lovely day in Inverness yesterday and picked up some bargain in the sales.

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Monday, 2 July 2018

July Penny Black & More Challenge

Well guess who forgot to do a new post, when did July creep in??? So a new month and a new challenge over at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts and this month the challenge is
Things With Wings
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 2243K Black Bee Costume
Sentiment Penny Black 1073E Bere-u-tiful Day
colouredwith copics
Papers Penny Black80-008 Gentle Whisper
Die Penny Black51-110 Flicker & Flutter
Ribbon, Gems & Stickles

We have been generously sponsored by....


Stamp Addicts

Schools are out for summer for the next six weeks and l am looking forward to having some time to myself for a change, best make the most of it with lots of gardening & crafting and maybe the odd outing too as l have not planned a summer holiday as too much to do in garden - think l will have a winter holiday when the garden is sleeping.

Thank you for stopping by and for your comments x Susan x and a new challenge over at

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Allsorts Challenge 474

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
Baby Animals
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.
I had a choice of a few stamps and decided to use with this one with the cute owlet's, plus another one to add to the christmas box.
Stamp by Crafters Companion
Coloured with copics
Papers - Dovecraft
Glamour dust, stickles & ribbon

We have a lovely stamp from Rare Earth Stamps
We have had scorching weather up here, in fact it has been too hot to be outside, even the house got too hot - on thursday morning l had to go out and could not lock the conservatory as it had expanded, just as well it is quiet round here. Even the candles melted to liquid.
School is now out for summer, yippee, off pick up duty so a good chance to catch up with other things:)

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x