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

Monday 28 February 2011

Less is More Wk 4 3 squares.

A quick visit from me today as l have lots to catch up on. Finally heard from my family in Christchurch - l was getting very worried and they are all safe and well and the house is still intact and undamaged.

My sister is having her bone scan tonight and we are praying the cancer has not gone anywhere else. Thank you for all your good wishes.

The card is for a challenge over on Less Is Moore Wk 4 to use 3 squares.

Pattern inked )kaeidocolor Berry Blaze) with a brayer using a Cover a Card stamp called flourishes and cut down to small squares. Mounted on pink card and a bit of glamour dust added as well as a small butterfly stamp by Stampin Up.

The sentiment is also by Stampin Up and the ribbon is a 'happy accident' as l smudged ink oops.

Thank you for dropping by

Saturday 26 February 2011

My PB Challenge

Over on Do Crafts l am hosting the Penny Black Challenge and have set the these as Orange and Brown.

This is the card l have made for the challenge

Stamps - PB Acrobat & Pink Gem Sentiment stamp.

The background is a very large 5 1/2 square stamp by Impression Obsession and it is called Vines, l have used Stampin Up ink Tangerine Tango. I love this stamp and it is the first time l have used it (bought in September) and it is fantastic for matching up colours

Border punch MS Lace Doily

Card Candy Flower & Leaf punch

Coloured with copics and prisma pencils and a bit of glamour dust.

Hope you will join me in the challenge.

Please say a little pray for my sister who has been diagnosed with breast cancer (fast growing strain) and is waiting for her treatment, she is 48 and we lost our Mum in 1985 aged just 44 with breast cancer

x Susan x

Wednesday 23 February 2011

Quickie Christmas

I usually like to spend time on my cards but as l am trying to do a card a day and don't have much time today and l am going to Zumba tonight it had to be something quick.

This card is for a couple of challenges over on do crafts - Snoflake Wk8 & LMC a sketch.

The image is a PB from a tranparency set Christmas Critters

Paper - Dovecraft - Jolly Happy Christmas

Sentiment - Paula Pascual

Card Candi

Red Gold and Green who else is singing Karma Karma Karma Camelion x

Added some red stickles around the sentiment but don't think it works.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting to you all x Susan x

Tuesday 22 February 2011

Two Challenges, one card

Good afternoon all. Been to the dentist this morning for a tooth removing - it was dreadful as it had a large abcess attached. Less of the gory details and on with the card

I love this image from Lili of the Valley and there challenge is favourite colours - well l just had to use pink. I have so much stash it is obscene and l keep finding things l forgot l had.

How many of you have bought goodybags from craftwork cards at shows and not used them - lots of heads nodding out there. I have......a few!!!

These papers are gorgeous and the card is from the same pack so they all match lovely.

Gone to town with all the pinkness, the sentiment is also LOTV.

Challenges entering

Lili of the Valley - Favourite colour.......Pink and cream

A Spoon Full of Sugar ........Birthday Wishes Challenge 140

Thank you for dropping by x Susan x

Monday 21 February 2011

Miserable Monday

The weather here today has been horrible with drizzle and grey sky all day. Lets hope tomorrow will be a bit brighter. Have just had a look around blogland and there are some super cards.

My card today is for a new challenge over on docrafts it is Lili of The Valley. The stamps are beautiful and l am enjoying using them.

The theme for this challenge is friendship and l have used a LOTV sentiment.

Coloured with Prisma pencils (still in the practice stage)

Papers Dove craft A Piece of Cake.

The flowers are from a Go Create Die that l did not know l had and have never used - think it came with my cuttlebug package a couple of years ago.

Image Lili of The Valley

Background stamp by Stampin Up.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting x Susan x

Sunday 20 February 2011

Simply Less Is More

Hello everyone. Hope you are having a good weekend.

Over the last couple of weeks l have seen loads of cards with Less is more and just love the simplicity of them so l decided to have go... here is the result.

The image l have had for ages and only used once or twice before, it is by Elusive Images and the sentiment is also part of the set.

Coloured with copics and prisma's.

I even had a go at embossing the edge - which l have never done before either

I am entering this into 2 challenges if l can manage the linking bit

Allsorts Challenge- Inspired by Nature

Thanks for dropping by. x Susan x

Saturday 19 February 2011

Snow again/Penny Black Allsorts February Entry

I thought l was sleep walking and dreaming when l looked out of the window this morning. Snow! I hope it does not stay around for long - but hey what a good excuse to stay in and craft.

Todays card (so far) is for the PB challenge over on do crafts -

Colours red white and blue - l stamped plain card with the white butterfly (stampin up sale a bration set) I enjoy making my own backgrounds.

2 ribbons - white with a blue laid on top

3 backing papers

4 gems - the dragonflies, l thought l had some butterfly gems but could l find them?

The image is of course a penny black and l just love those poppies. Coloured with prisma pencils.

Thank you for visiting my blog and now l am off to have a look around blogland.
Thanks to Jules - l am entering this into the Penny Black Allsorts Challenge - Say it with Flowers

x Susan x

Friday 18 February 2011

The weekend is coming

And so are the school holidays.......

I made this card for a challenge over on do crafts. Kate set the Tilda challenge - pastel colours and different shape and lots of add ons - card candy, buttons, bows, gems, brads, glitter & ribbon. These were to use whichever you wanted and l managed them all with the exception of buttons.

Tilda with balloon coloured with copics and a little prisma pencil.

Main background stamped using my enourmous cover a card stamp stamped with a stampin up ink.

MS fan punch for border and top corners also added my new dotty card candi to corners.

glittered flower brads on base.

Sentimet LOTV.

Thanks for dropping by and for any comments you leave x Susan x

Monday 14 February 2011

Christmas Again

Had a few technical problems with my background but with the help and advice from Pickle on do crafts it is now sorted (thank you) and l should have my new pink dottie background applied.

Still not getting here as often as l would like and that will probably be the trend until the little ones are in nursery regularly.

The card... is for wk 6 on Snoflakes challenge on DC. I have had this WOJ stamp for ages (maybe a year or more) and never used it. I have a very large box of unused stamps that l need to use.

I think blue is so elegant for christmas cards, l have coloured her with copics and with my new prisma pencils which arrived last week, still at the practising stage. Kept this one simple.

Had a drive out yesterday to Samuel Taylors at Embsay (first time l've been) and met the lovely Katy and as my colouring skills need developing l have booked onto her workshop in May and l am looking forward to it.

Happy crafting everyone x Susan x

Monday 7 February 2011

Samuel Taylors Challenge

Hello Peeps - hope everyone is well and enjoying some crafting time. Not had much time this last week and still on catch up after not feeling too well.

This card is an order for my friend Jean for her friends 70th birthday - she wanted flowers and mauve - hope it fits the bill.

while on DoCrafts chat forum Katy from Samuel Taylors posted a challenge to use copics and a chance to win a wallet and a few copics so l am entering this card as it is coloured with copics., l also coloured pearls and flowers with copics to match.

Happy Crafting x Susan x

Stamps from The Stampman

Flowers from WOC

Background coloured and stamped with distress inks

Image, pearls and flowers coloured with copics.