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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

Friday 30 September 2011

Wk34 Less is More

Just a very quick post at the mo as l have had a busy couple of days and wanted to post this card. I will be back this evening to catch up on what you have all been up to x Susan x
Less Is More Wk 34 - sketch to follow.
The stamp is from a little set by Personal Impressions and just love the little sentiment

Tuesday 27 September 2011

Here comes the sun x

What a beautiful day of sunshine today and the weatherman says more to come. Do you ever start one small job and it turns out to take all day... l decided to tidy the conservatory which had been transformed into a toy room for the grandchildren - well l don't know how it all fit in there, l decided to move some of the boxes into the garage. Big mistake the garage was a right mess as my husband has had run of it this year, my car is now loaded to the brim with stuff for the tip tomorrow and when OH is golfing on monday l will be filling it again with more of his rubbish, l think my garage has become a place for - we might need it at some time in the future store lol.
My card today is the one l made for our sons birthday a week ago l don't often do male cards as l find them so hard.
The stamp and sentiment is LOTV coloured with copics still working on the grass (Thanks Pop's for tut on your blog). The papers are Stampin Up.
Thank you for stopping by x Susan x

Monday 26 September 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 170

Hello everyone, today has just flown by - could it be something to do with the nights getting darker earlier??? Dropped son off at cadets just after 6 popped into supermarket and it was dark when l came out just after 7, think l may be going into hibination soon lol .
Todays card is for the challenge over at Penny Black Saturday - the challenge is monchromatic and l have chosen yellow. The stamp is called A Touch and l have coloured it with copics and added some beads to the centres. I stamped the background in yellow in with a cover the page stamp called vines - so easy to do when you don't have just the right coloured backing paper. Stickles around the panels - l wish l had shares in the company l seem to be using loads. Ribbon, button and flower from a Papermania capsule collection l have had for ages.
Thank you for stopping by and a BIG Thank You for all the lovely comments left on my blog recently, l have been feeling very down lately and you all cheer me up x Susan x

Challenge - Penny Black Saturday Challenge wk 170 Monochromatic

Sunday 25 September 2011

Bah Humbug wk 38

Hope you have all had a good weekend and enjoyed yourselves. I have been putting the finishing touches to a cardigan l started at the beginning of the year for my grandaughter, so todays card is one l mae yesterday for the Bah Humbug challenge this week which is Rudolph or Reindeer. I have managed to use stamps l have not used before (still lots to go at lol ). I used the brayer to make my background, the reindeer and verse stamp are both from Inkylicious and the tree is from Clarity Stamps, The sentiment stamp is from Stampin up, a bit of glitter here and there. The flash on the camera has left a light on the card but l am not a whizz with the camera so it is the best l can do.

Challenge Bah Humbug wk 38 Reindeer or Rudolph
Thanks for stopping by x Susan x

Saturday 24 September 2011

Cupcake Challenge 160

Hello lovely people, l hope you are all having a good weekend and enjoying some crafty time. I have been in my room ages and only made one card, l am trying to keep my stamps all logged so l know what l have and where to find it - in theory it works well but one box has creeped in from somewhere and stamps have jumped into all by themselves so l have given them a good talking too and told them to behave. I have also sorted my copics into some sort of order.
The card..... l saw this challenge at the being of the week and the stunning card Coops has posted there, l had some black card lying around and as some know l am trying to use stamps l have not inked before (they can then be logged and put away) I can not remember how long l have had this little lady from Pink Gem designs but the colour challenge fits her well and halloween is not far away, l coloured her with copics and prismas, l coloured a background and stamped this lovely spiders web (Lavinia stamps), the boo stamp is from Stampin up. The background paper is Back to Basics ll.
Cupcake Challenge The Darkside (Purple and Black).
Thank you for stopping by x Susan x

Friday 23 September 2011

Lili of The Valley Wk113

Right my weekend has started... I have been doing HW all day so that l can have the entire weekend to play yippee, my glass of wine is at the ready too - l so deserve it x
I made this card last night for the challenge over at LOTV which is Aqua, White and Glitter - glitter is my fav craftything l can not posibbly craft with out it, so if you don't like sparkle put your dark galsses on now lol.
I am so pleased with this card l don't think l will be able to part with it. The image is Build a snowman which l have coloured with copics and prismas. the main backing paper is a Heidi Grace one that l loved so much l bought loads of sheets last year, l have put some co-ordinations card through the CB and embossed snowflakes which l have sanded. Dise cut and punched snowflakes and a bit of dotty vellum in corner. glitter glitter glitter everywhere lol sentiment is also LOTV.
Thank you for dropping by x Susan x
Challenge - Lili of the Valley Wk 113 Aqua, White & Glitter

Thursday 22 September 2011

Less is more wk 33

Well the two little grandchildren have just gone home after this weeks 24 hour stop over - l am shattered l just don't sleep the same when they are here but l won't take any rocking tonight x
This card is my second for this weeks challenge - Chrissie and Mandi are hoping for 1000 entries - come on crafters. The stamps are from Stampin Up set - Baroque Motifs stamped in white ink although it does look grey. I have added gems to the centres, these are the sparkliest gems l have ever seen they are from SU a bit pricey but very pretty the sentiment is also SU. Thank you for stopping by x Susan x
Challenge - Less Is More - Anything Goes CAS

Tuesday 20 September 2011

Challenge over on do crafts

Hello everyone - hope you are all well. Quick post from me tonight as my bed is calling - the card tonight is for a challenge over on Do Crafts Penny Black, different shaped so l cut this with a go create die. Coloured with copics and a bit of glamour dust here and there.
I will photo the calender bag tomorrow so you can all see what we got up to. Take care x Susan x

Monday 19 September 2011

Had a play day

It was lovely to see my crafty friends today when we descended on Chrissies our lovely Stampin Up crafter where we made a gorgeous Calender Bag with the help of our leader. After a bit of faffing about the final result was amazing and l hope to make a few as gifts. It is a long time since l joined in the fun and was pleased with myself that l held it all together and got through - thanks my very dear friends x
The card today is just for a LOTV challenge over on do crafts where we had a bit of a sketch to follow and embellies to add, using our fav stamp. I think this stamp is adorable all the cards l have seen have been so lovely with her and l felt l might not do it any justice but l had a long play yesterday and think it is ok. Pop's gave a bit of a tutorial on her colouring of grass (Thanks Pop's) but don't think l have got it quite right yet - note to self... practice grass!!!
The paper are Stampin Up, flowers WOC sentiment is Pink Gem. Thank you for stopping by x Susan x

Sunday 18 September 2011

Less Is More wk 33

Over at less Is more the lovely ladies are hoping to have 1000 entries - thats some going and to make it a bit easier the girls have given us freedom to play and l must say l did struggle with that. I made this one last night by repeat stamping this gorgeous little tree along the bottom of the card and just embossed 5mm in all around the edge, so simple to make and ideal for posting in the mail at Christmas - perhaps l should go and make some more contributions to this fab challenge. I have spent the morning doing HW so it is now my playtime.

Challenge Less Is More Wk 33 Anything CAS Goes
Stamps - from Stampin Up set Contempo christmas, inks old Olive and Cherry Cobbler.
Thanks for dropping by x Susan x

Saturday 17 September 2011

Penny Black Wk 169

Happy weekend everyone.... hope you are all managing some crafty time. The weather here today has been very up and down sun one minute the next pouring with rain - British weather!! Had a good play this morning or maybe l should call it my therapy time.
Hubby and son been to the footie today the first time since our son David's accident in April and it was such a difficult time for them especially when someone asked where they had been, not getting easier to tell people David passed away - not what anyone expects to hear.
On with the card - The challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week is Friendship, after a flick through my images l choose these two cute little mice (can't believe l am calling mice cute - they terrify me)
Penny Black stamp - squeeze til l squeak coloured with copics
Sentiment Kaisercraft
Flowers - Go Create die using pearl paper
Challenge - Penny Black Saturday Challenge Wk 169 / Friendship
Thanks for stopping by x Susan x

Friday 16 September 2011

LOTV Wk 112

Hope you are all well and have got lots of crafting arranged for the weekend - l hope to once all my HW jobs are done. The rain is just starting and the forecast is not too good
The card is for the Lili of the Valley challenge where this week it is colour - Red, Green & White for christmas, l have used this cute James Bear with Christmas Cracker (another Harrogate purchase) l have paper pieced the cracker with the reverse side of the backing paper.
Image - James Bear with Cracker, sentiment LOTV coloured with copics
Poinsettia covered in twinklets
Paper MME & Stampin Up
Challenge:- Lili of the Valley Wk112
Thanks for stopping by x Susan x

Thursday 15 September 2011

PB Challenge wk 168 - Delicous

This is a quick post as l have my 2 little grandchildren wednesday night and all day wednesday but hope to get back on here later today.
This is card is for the Penny Black saturday challenge wk 168 where the theme this week is delicious and these apples look good enough to eat.
PB stamp - hedgy gift coloured with copics, glossy accents added to apples for extra shine. Paper is Bo Bunny. Sentiment is stampin up.
Thank you for dropping by x Susan x

Tuesday 13 September 2011

LOTV Wk 111

Hi everyone - hope you have all survived the winds and have not had any damage - we have been lucky but had about one third of a lilac tree snap, still windy but nothing in comparison to yesterday. Saw the local news this morning and it showed the planes trying to land at Leeds/Bradford oh my how scary that looked and l hope all those passengers are ok.
The card today is for The Lili of the Valley challenge which is missing you - while on holiday in Rhodes this summer we made friends with a lovely family from Holland so l have made this for them for Christmas. This stamp is my fav from the new release l just love the simplicity of it, l bought it at Harrogate this weekend (1 of 10) it is called Moonlight Wishes.
I also bought this lovely blue shimmer card a bargain 10 sheets £1.50 so l am pleased to be using my new goodies.
The card
Background snowflake stamp cover a card - used SU ink.
Stamp and sentiment LOTV
Coloured copics & prisma pencil
MS snowflake border punch, Marianne snowflake die and cuttlebug folder
Thank you for dropping by x Susan x

Monday 12 September 2011

Less Is More Wk32

Look what the wind has blown in - that's what l will be saying to my hubby when he comes back from golf - can you believe it, silly old .... playing in this wind.
Had a fabulous time at Harrogate this weekend, a few hours on saturday and the day there yesterday with my friend Julie, we started the day with a workshop with Barbara Gray - she is a lovely lady and we had a brill time, l had my brayer out last night to make a card too. Spent a bit more than l planned, got my LOTV stamps on saturday then yesterday l saw someone paying with a card, in the past they have been cash only, well it would have been rude to pass by and not use my card wouldn't it??? so bought some more. Disappointed Craftwork Cards did not have any of there lovely 12x12 patterned paper as l was hoping to stock up. I am determined to use all the things l bought by the end of October. We shall see.
The card is for the Less Is More Challenge and l was very pleased with the result of it, l have just shown my friend and she wants 10 making - all money in the pot for Martin House Hospice (as is all the money l make from any cards l sell.
Stamps from Stampin Up set Hopeful Thoughts inked with Stampin Write pens and used my Stampamajig for positioning.
Less is More Challenge 32 Single Layer & Seeing Double
Thank you for stopping by and sorry if l have not visited you for a few days x Susan x

Saturday 10 September 2011

Santa Claus is Coming to own

I have just got back from Harrogate - l can hear you all saying "but you were'nt supposed to be going until tomorrow" this is true but Michael was invited to a bereaved sibling group at Martin House in Boston Spa and the showground is only a 20 min drive away so it made sense to go and have a wander. I am going tomorrow with my friend as we already have tickets. It was not as busy as usual and managed to stay in budget with a few pounds left for tomorrow.
I made this card last night for a challenge over at Winter Wonderland where this weeks theme is Santa Claus is Coming to Town
The backing papers are DCWV Christmas Wishes, the santa stamp is by Hampton Art l have just coloured his hat and added some gold glamour dust. Flower spritzed with glimmer mist and beads added to centre. Sentiment by Fizzy Moon added punched holly leaves and beads. Thank you for stopping by
Challenge - Winter Wonderland Santa Claus is Coming to Town
x Susan x

Friday 9 September 2011

Colour Create Wk 79

Had a busy day cleaning the dining room today - my husband has far too many DVD's & CD's and does not always put them in boxes or the correct boxes - so have been through most of them. So now it is my time to play.
I have made this card for the challenge over at Colour Create where the colour this week is brown, pink & Cream or White with the option of lace. I am also entering this into FF challenge over on do crafts. I just love these papers and knew exactly where to find them in my stash.
Stamp - Forever Friends sentiment LOTV
coloured with copics and prismas
Papers MME
Flower magnolia die
Lace, ribbon & pearl brad from stash.
Thanks for dropping by x Susan x

Thursday 8 September 2011

Autumn LOTV

Made this for a challenge over on do crafts - autumn colours and to include leaves, just thought l would share it with you x Susan x

Penny Black at Allsorts

I am not even going to talk about the weather..... Posting here a bit earlier today as l have spent the morning cleaning thought l would have a bit of 'me' time. Recently while doing the rounds of blogs l saw a card on Jenny's blog (myinkyhands) which l fell in love with, it was divine the colour combo pink and blue - not something l have done before. My card is not in the same league as Jenny's but l am quite pleased with it and as my new snowflake dies came in the post yesterday l was itching to use them. And yet another of my previously uninked stamps.
I am entering this into the Penny Black at Allsorts monthly challenge which for this month is Get Ahead for Christmas and l have just noticed that one of the stamps in the prize is the one l have used and l think l will be using her again. I am going to give this card to my Grandaughter at Christmas.
Challenge - Penny Black at Allsorts September challenge Get Ahead for Christmas
Stamp - Penny Black Warmest Wishes
Coloured with copics
Paper DCWV Rose Tinted Christmas, blue bazzill
Marianne Snowflake Die Cut,. cuttlebug corner die cut
Tree Charm - The Hobby House
Thank you for dropping By x Susan x

Wednesday 7 September 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge wk167

Well the weather just gets worse every day, the garden is taking a battering with the wind - hope it has been better where you are.
I have had a really bad day today -took my grandaughter to school this morning, got half way there and it hit me hard, l last took her to school the day of David's accident dropping David off first at his school and that was the last time l saw him alive and well so today has been downhill all the way, took some fresh flowers to his grave.
The challenge over at Penny Black this week is to make a scene, l used 4 different PB stamps
Royal Mail, Fantasy, Christmas Critter and The wonder. Coloured with copics added glamour just and fluffy stuff for snow, a little snowflake charm, blue distress ink with snowflakes stamped in added a ribbon and hey presto - scene complete.
I am entering this into Penny Black Saturday Challenge Wk 167 Create a scene
Thank you for dropping by x Susan x

Tuesday 6 September 2011

Allsorts Challenge Wk 119

Hope you have all had a good day and achieved all you set out to do. I had no intentions of spending the day cleaning but the weather has been awful today so not even poked me nose outside. Michael is back to school tomorrow so l will be able to get back into a routine (of sorts) Had a good chat with my crafty buddy Julie today - we are going to Harrogate on Sunday starting the day off with a breakfast workshop with Barbara Gray, our intentions are to watch lots of demo's and not spend much money. I have a small list of things l want and a large list of things l should not buy lol - we will see.
The card today is yet another stamp which has not seen ink before - Fizzy Moon With Love which l coloured with copics and prisma pencils added a bit of sparkle. The paper is Papermania Henbury Lane, the green card, ribbon, sentiment and gems are all Stampin Up. MS border punch, flowers from stash.
I am entering this card into The Allsorts Challenge wk 119 - Blue/Green
Thanks for dropping by x Susan x

Monday 5 September 2011

Less is More wk 31 - Metallic

Welcome to my blog today - the wind is howling it has been lashing down with rain - hope l don't have to go out again today. The leaves will soon be off the trees if it continues what happened to those Indian Summers we used to get?
Anyway on with the card, l started by looking around for metallic materials for the Less is more challenge and settled on perfect pearls but was not sure of the result so tried with gold embossing powder but l think l perferred my original one. Bearing in mind the 'Less' part of this challenge.
I choose these stamps from Butterfly Kisses the set is Clear 2 Collage/Christmas, l stamped in clear ink and brushed in perfect pearls , a squiggly line around the card (Barbara Gray style!) and mounted onto white card blank the sentiment is from the same set and embossed directly onto the card with gold embossing powder.
The other two cards are with gold embossing powder.
Not sure how adding 3 images is going to work so here we go...

Less is More Wk 31 The theme is colour - Metallic
x Susan x

Sunday 4 September 2011

Lili of The Valley Wk 110

This is my second post today - l was going to post my Less Is More but changed my mind because l can lol.
This little cutie is a stamp l have not used before called Little Acorn by LOTV, l have called it with copics. The papers are Back to Basics and flowers are WOC. The challenge this week is a sketch by Pops and a lovely one to follow.
Challenge - Lili of The Valley Wk 110
x Susan x

Bah-Humbug Wk35

Good morning or is it afternoon, l have been sat here so long, l need a push to get some jobs done today.
I made this card yesterday when l had my PJ day along with some for less is more which l will upload later.
The theme over at Bah-Humbug this week is sentiment or text as focal point. I don't have any sentiment verses for christmas but lots of short sentiments, l choose this one "Wishing you snow much fun this Christmas" as l could use snowflakes. I cut a large scalloped piece of blue card, the frame is from craftwork cards and has snowflakes embossed which l have chalked in blue and added stickles. Added a snowflake cut in vellum and coloured edge with silver. The sentiment is embossed in silver. Hope this meets the challenge
Bah-Humbug wk 35 Text or sentiment as focal point
x Susan x

Saturday 3 September 2011

Winter Wonderland Challenge

Had a lovely day at Flamingo Land yesterday, the traffic was very busy on the way so was lunchtime when we got there - just intime for a nice picnic lunch. The weather was good too and the last outing before returning to school on wednesday.
Had a pyjama day today, can't remember the last time l had one so long overdue.
The card :-
Image by Fizzy Moon coloured with copics added glamour dust and the snow is fluffy stuff with glitter added. The paper is a MME from last year and l stamped the corners with this gorgeous holly stamp from a set from butterfly kisses - the first time l have used these stamps ( l have so many stamps l have not used before l am ashamed to say) The poinsettia is covered in glossy accents and diamond dust and then a brad through the centre. Sentiment by LOTV, red card and ink by SU. Think l may give this to my hubby for christmas.
I am entering this into the Winter Wonderland Challenge which is Special Friend/Someone Special. I have been asked to edit this post to say who the special one is - MY HUSBAND.
Thank you for dropping by x Susan x

Thursday 1 September 2011

Bah-Humbug wk 34

Here come The Girls is the challenge for Bah-Humbug this week and l am only just in the nick of time for joining in - 2 hours to go phew.. I thought l had done one for this week but must be getting a bit confused lol. So quickly onto the card
The image is from a set from Crafters Companion about 2 years ago - again never been used, shame on me. This image is my fav from the entire collection, as the theme is girls l thought l had better go in the pink. The pink snowflakes are stamped again from my large cover a page stamp, l can see this is going to be one of my most used stamps. The large snowflake is a quickutz die but a bit faffy as you need to cut it 6 times and fix together but still gorgeous. The papers are drom my stash and can not remember name of them, the sentiment is from the CC set which l have embossed in silver. Added stickles, glamour dust and dew drops and there you have it another christmas card, l am also using this one towards my snowflake challenge over on do crafts.
The ironing is now calling and will take a couple of hours as l am a bit behind and then some gardening to be done as the sun is shining and no wind so l can get up the ladders to cut the wisteria back l just hope my husband does not hide the loppers as l does not like me to cut back.
Enjoy your day whatever you are getting up to.
My bereavement support worker came from Martin House Hospice yesterday and the local news is having a piece on there tonight about the hospice (not sure if it is calendar or Look North) it is the most amazing place and we were priviliged to spend David's final 2 weeks there. Each day is getter more difficult for me x Susan x