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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 7 March 2021

Red Squirrel

 Hello my lovely crafty friends ....where does time go ? My intentions were to at least post once a week but l have failed miserably.

I am in the last few days of my 3 weeks holiday from work, as my holiday away did not happen l had so many plans of what l was going to do......l failed miserably at that too.

I have learnt how to list on a well known selling site though and had a few sales, l am selling some of my used stash as it is ridiculous they amount of stuff l have.

Today l had my first covid vaccination and so far so good l feel fine

I have bought some Lavinia stamps to add to my collection and as always when l get new stamps l like to use them and catalogue them. The new challenge at Allsorts is to use yellow so l looked on my desk to see what would work, not too sure of the yellow glow for the sun but am happy with everything else. I even got the old brayer out for the background, fortunately it is rubber/plastic so has not rusted from lack of use. Hope you like it.

Love the little red squirrel and we are lucky to have them visit our garden.

Stamps Lavinia

Ink pads - Adirondak, Distress, Stampin Up

Glamour dust

I would like to enter this into the following challenge:-

Allsorts 614 - Use Yellow

Thank you for stopping by and for your comments.

x Susan x

Sunday 14 February 2021

Christmas Love Birds

 Hello my lovely crafty friends. Another busy week for me with not much time for crafting. I have some new stamps waiting on my desk for a play just need to find some free time, hopefully over the next week or so.

We had a heavy snowfall on tuesday this week, the most since we moved here over 4 years ago. On my way home from work in the early hours of thursday morning temperatures plummeted to -12 so it has been verrrry cold, today has been much warmer and the snow is almost gone. It has been lovely to see the children out sledging, people enjoy the outdoors up here with so much free space.

This is a card l have managed this week and l just love this stamp and another one for the christmas box.

Stamp by Stampendous

Coloured with copics and prisma pencils

Papers by LOTV, Flowersoft, glamour dust

embossing enamel, ribbon & gem

Poinsettia die, cones from garden

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge

We Love Chocolate Baroque - February, Flowers, Butterflies & Birds

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

Tuesday 2 February 2021

Skating Along

 Hello my lovely crafty friends, hope you are all keeping safe and well. We have been lucky with the weather today compared to much of the UK, a very crisp day but no fresh snow just the dusting from a few days ago.

My dog loves in his walks in the snow and yesterday the woodland over the road looked so pretty. Don't think l would manage skates these days so donned my wellies and warm jacket.

I am loving being back in my craft room, today l have been getting inky and l will share those another day but today this image is just perfect.

Stamp LOTV Skating Along

Coloured with copics

Starburst die (Joanna Sheen l think)

Papers Dovecraft Glad Tidings

Ribbon, glamour dust, embossing powder

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges 

Allsorts 609 - Four Legged Friends

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave.

x Susan x 

Thursday 28 January 2021

Christmas 1920

 Here l am again. survived my first post in a long time and made it back into the craft room.  Had a bit of a struggle with my last post as the settings on blogger have changed a bit so l need to get back with the times. Think l should have a bit of time looking at my old favourites as well as Brenda has told me Penny Black and More is no more but is now Chocolate Baroque and l don't have a single one of their stamps, although if my memory is correct they are the reinvented  Elusive Images - l could be wrong and am sure someone will let me know on that one.

I am hoping to get on with my christmas cards as for the first time in years l had to send out bought ones which is ridiculous given the amount of stash l have.

This is another of those unused stamps on my desk and l thought l would keep it simple, l had a colour in mind so next was to choose the papers and as the image has baubles hanging from her tinsel l pulled some bauble dies to complete it.

Stamp LOTV Christmas 1920's, sentiment SU

Coloured with copics and prisma pencils

Papers First Edition, Silent Night

Dies, MB Baubles, rectangles

Glamour dust & cord

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

We Love Chocolate Baroque - January, Girls & Ladies

Simon Says Stamp Anything goes

Thank you for stopping by, please leave a comment and l can return the visit x Susan x

Tuesday 26 January 2021

Alium Panel

 Hello. It is almost a year since l have posted. l started with good intentions last year then went on holiday then lockdown happened and l was not sure how l would get home, thankfully l did get home safely. We all know the rest, our entire worlds were turned upside down. My next holiday did not happen so changed to july this year but now thinking easter 2022 will be safer. Anyway enough doom and gloom, l am relieved to say everyone is safe in the family and looking forward to the day we have some normality. 

I have been having a secret little peep around blogland over the last week and thought it was time to blow the dust off my desk in the craft room and have a play. For a bit of inspiration l looked at the Allsorts challenge as they always have a good challenge set by the team. I bought this stamp from a friend last year along with a few others that are currently on my desk waiting to be used.

Stamp LOTV Alium Panel
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Papers LOTV Timeless Victorian
Dies - flowers, leaves, swirl, dragonflies & rectangles
Pearls, ribbon, glamour dust & stickles.

Now l just need to work out how to link and post.
Thank you to anyone who may be reading this - l will try to be a better blogger.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge 
Allsorts 608 - Beautiful Blooms

x Susan x

Monday 2 March 2020

Parisian Stroll

Hello lovely crafty friends, hope you have had a good start to the week. I had a little play in my crafty den yesterday making another card for a march birthday - onto april soon.
We have had a lovely day up here with the sun shining and a breeze, so nice to get the towels out on the line to dry - it is the little things in life that make me happy ;)
I recently bought this stamp from a friend and knew l had the perfect papers to use and even decorated the inside. Hope you like it.

Stamp Penny Black Parisian Stroll
Coloured with copics
Papers Dovecraft Sweet Paris
MS border punch
Ribbon, pearls, glamour dust

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
Allsorts 561 - Add 3 Pearls
Simon Says Stamp- Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by, any comments you leave are always appreciated.
x Susan x

Sunday 1 March 2020

Cheers Greg

Hello lovely crafty friends, hope you have all had a good week. Pretty quite up here around the Moray Firth area, a threat of snow on thursday but didn't settle so all good.
I am well on track for completing my March birthday cards before l head off on my hols. This card is for my son in law who celebrates his birthday today - perfect image as he likes the odd glass or three.

I have had the set of Flippin Stamps for years and many of them unused.

Stamp by Lapashe
Coloured with copics
Papers - Stampin Up
Embossing powder

I would like to enter this into the following challenge:-
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

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