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

Sunday 23 May 2010

What a scorcher this weekend has been - far too hot to sit out in. Never happy are we? I am just posting very quickly as time at a premium at the mo. This card was going to be for Magnolia challenge but just not enough time this week to craft and going away tomorrow for a week to Scotland and not even packed yet and cleaning to do.

Paper - Magnolia & Bazzill

Coloured with copics (still practicing)
Sentiment not showing clearly but says - A Fairy Wish for You

Thanks for looking and happy crafting x Susan x

Tuesday 18 May 2010

What a gorgeous day here in Birkenshaw. Have been sitting in the garden in me t shirt so here is my card snow............ This card is for wk 20 Snoflake challenge on DC. This stamp was a bargain 2.49 from Dunelm Mills a month or so ago. Off to a craft class now, we are using shrink plastic today, l love it - easily pleased thats me lol.

Stamp - Hampton Arts - Frosty, sentiment LOTV

Papers - Dovecraft & Bazzill

Happy crafting x Susan x

Monday 17 May 2010

Good morning all in blogland... what is happening with this weather? it started off bright and sunny and now the rain has arrived, well at least it will do the garden some good.

Todays card has to be my fav stamp, this hedgie is so cute. I am entering this card in Penny Black saturday challenge which is flowers - think l have added plenty also for docrafts PB Chall which is a baby card without using blue or pink.

Stamps - PB Baby Hammock & sentiment WOJ

Papers Bazzil & craftwork cards (the foiled dots are delish)

Puncheds - various

Hope you all manage a spot of crafting today x Susan x

Sunday 16 May 2010

Done it at last - l have been trying for a week to add magnolia banner to my blog and failed every time but at last hooray. Today l am adding a gift l made for my sister in law, she has always remembered every birthday, anniversary and occasion and sent cards but money istight so l have made her this set of Just to say cards and a box and will put a little book of postage stamps in for her too.

I used my new stampin up stamps and love them, two different sets that go together very well. Quick to make too, hope she likes them.

Today is a beautiful day and spent lots of time in the allotment and garden at home so l deserve some crafting time. Take care eveyone x Susan x

Saturday 15 May 2010

Summer on its way!!!

At last l think it is on the way, after a few cold nights and slight frost it is starting to warm up (fingers crossed) have been spending time this week helping out with my little ones- Esther has not been well and is due to go back into hospital next week for an op.

Also been working hard in my allotment and card making has been neglected, must sort that out.

This is a card l made for yet again a do craft challenge - Gorjuss Girl pass it forward, a lovely idea from Kay (Incy). my card went to Maureen (Cakelady)

Cuttlebug folder distress inked on reverse - just love the effect, l took the idea from craft stamper.

K & Co papers & Bazzill

Stamps - Gorjuss Girl & Stampin up flowers, sentiment Lili of Valley

Colouring - distress inks.

Butterfly punch - woodware.

Enjoy your weekend everyone.

Monday 10 May 2010

Good morning everyone. What a miserable monday here in Birkenshaw, cold and wet. The card l am posting today is for a customer and l almost forgot to make it after being so busy this weekend trying to work out how to add the gorgeous banner at the top of my blog that the lovely Angie over on do crafts made for me, she is so talented thanks Angie.

WOJ Willow with shopping bags coloured with distress inks (no time for H20's)

My minds eye papers.

Sentiment craft work cards (from a goody bag)

Flowers Prima & wild orchid crafts.

Have a good day x Susan x

Sunday 9 May 2010

Tilda Christmas

Happy Sunday to all out there. Still struggling to get the hand of this blogging lark but with a lot of help from my lovely do craft friends l should get there (hopefully) I made this card yesterday with the intentions of entering it into the Just Magnolia Challenge. The challenge is for 2 Magnolia images, l have used this lovely Tilda and bench

Papers - Magnolia & co-ordinations

Flowers - Prima

Colouring - distress inks and H20's

Punched snowflakes

Thank you for stopping by. x Susan x

Saturday 8 May 2010

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Good afternoon callers, l can not believe how cold it is today, freezingggg. I have made a list of the cards l want to do in the next few days and am pacing myself. I am on the comp l bought at christmas and have not properly worked out how to load pics to this one yet so it has been trial and error... lots of errors. Anyway here goes - todays card l have made for the saturday penny black challenge, (sorry don't know how to link words yet).

The challenge is a sketch and then a blog hop. I love this cute hedgie in poppy fields.

Coloured with distress inks and H20's

Papers - My Minds Eye.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Susan x ....Note to Helen l want my circles back!!!

Wednesday 5 May 2010

Esthers card

Good morning everyone. Have so much to catch up after the birth of my grandaughter on Monday. Esther made a very quick arrival at hospital just giving Helen 24 mins to get herself ready for the birth. She is gorgeous and both are doing very well, they have been reunited with little Isaac back at home and John will be very busy!!!

This is the card l made ready on sunday, just in time lol. It is also for the PB challenge over on do crafts and l am going to try enter the PB saturday challenge as well, first time entering any other challenge as l have only done do crafts.

PB image Baby Hammock

Distress inks & h2'os

MS flower punch & lace doily. xcut small flower. Butterfly punch

Bazzill & DP by Kaisercraft.

Pearls & ribbon from stash.

Thank you for dropping by, please leave a comment so l know you called x Susan x

Monday 3 May 2010

Baby on way!!

Hopefully our new grandaughter will be here today. Been on stanby for a while now anfd the pains have started at last.

Bank holiday Monday today, breezy but bright. Onto my card for today - again a docrafts challenge this time a Tilda. Had to be citrus colours and l had some out already for my forever friends card so am feeling fruity lol. This is the first time l have used this gorgeous new Tilda.

Coloured with distress inks and H2'os added glamour dust and stickles.

Paper Magnolia vanilla dots

Is'nt it amazing when you start looking through your stash what you find???

Thank you for visiting - please leave a comment so l know you have passed by. x Susan x

Sunday 2 May 2010

Good morning everyone. Still on standby for baby.... So onto Sunday, it is dry but cold today so a bit of crafting and thne onto the garden.

My card for today is a do craft challenge again. As my previous 2 cards are forever friends l thought l would join in the FF challenge which was grenn/yellow a ribbon and buttons. This image is the last of the 3 l bought over at the glitterpot for half price. Green is not a colour l use as main colour but was quite pleased with the result. Hope you like it too.

Happy Sunday x Susan x

Saturday 1 May 2010

Hello to all crafty bloggers out there, I am just enjoying a few hours to my self so decided to finish off my card for the floral challenge over on do crafts site and l can't believe l stuck it down the wrong way so l had to cut it off and turn it into an easel card. These stamps are from a Kay Carley set and the are gorgeous. I inked the background using distress inks and stamped an image on there too. The challenge was to use an oval, have ribbon and butterflies. Enjoy the Bank Holiday, stay home and craft and avoid the busy roads!! x Susan x