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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 30 October 2011

LOTV Wk 118

Oh What have l done..... I have never done a fair before, the school my daughter teaches at are having a Christmas one in 4 weeks and l have agreed to do a table. I have sold a few of my cards in the past and when my son David passed away in July l said any money from my cards would be donated to Martin House Childrens Hospice as a bit of pay back for all they did for David.
I have a lot of cards made but thought l would make little stocking fillers so any ideas are very gratefully received. PLEASE.

The card today l made on friday as l have been in panic mode today.... this is for LOTV challenge 118 and is a sketch by Bev - a nice easy one to follow and this little cutie Birthday Fairy is yet another of my uninked stamps - shame on me. The paper are Kaisercraft (wish Upon)
Coloured with copics and lots of stickles , still practicing my grass. Sentiment LOTV.
I am entering this into the following challenge
LOTV Wk 118 - Sketch by Bev
Thanks for stopping by x Susan x

Saturday 29 October 2011

Tilda & Snowy

The weekend is here and l have downed tools - no cleaning for me today just play time. I had a lovely surprise this morning from the postie. Last weekend l was admiring the Memory box dies but they were out of stock everywhere - but you know what it is like when you set your heart on something. Monday l rang Oyster Stamps to see if they would reserve them for me when they came back in stock - they said they would ring when they were in - no call but they arrived this morning - How happy am l yippee......... Easily pleased lol.
The card, l just had to play with the new dies and they fit so well into all these christmas challenges and this is my Favourite All Time Stamp - l just love this Tilda with Snowy. 3 Hours later here it is
Stamp - Tilda with Snowy coloured with copics.
Paper - Magnolia
Memory box dies
LOTV sentiment
Frosty snowman verse stamp - Aspects of Design set 13 (snowy Christmas)
Glamour dust and stickles.
Cuttlebug snowfalke embossing folder
Distress ink broken china.

I am entering this into the following challenges.
Just Magnolia 130 - Merry Christmas
Allsorts Challenge 127 - Christmas Easel Card
Pink Gem 33 - Cold & Frosty
Bah Humbug 43 - Die Cuts
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Ribbon Girls - Jingle all the Way to Christmas (2nd entry)

Thank you for stopping by x Susan x

Thursday 27 October 2011

Little George

A quick post from me today and not much time to visit as l have not stopped today - cleaning carpets which lead to deep cleaning and dusting - is it spring???
The card, - l made this last night another unused stamp Little George by Red Gingham Designs coloured with copics.
Papers - Christmas Cheer Holly Glitter Paper by K & CO and Old Olive from SU
Sentiment - LOTV
Lots of stickles, embossing folder - snow, holly punch.
I am entering this card into the following challenges

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Ribbon Girls - Jingle all the way to Christmas

Thanks for stopping by x Susan x

Tuesday 25 October 2011

Just Magnolia - Pink

Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness is the challenge over at Just Magnolia. My sister is in her final week of radiotherapy for breast cancer (she is just 49), we lost our Mum at 44 so it is very close to our hearts. I am one year older than my sis and so far am in the clear. When l saw this challenge the lovely Pops said "Feel Your Boobies" so go on ladies give them a check. (Any men - don't forget to check your bits too)
So on with the card - full of pinkness.
Tilda coloured with copics and a touch of sparkle on her dress frill.
Papers Magnolia and Bazzill
Heart doily distressed.
Magnolia doo hickey and pearl brad
Flower and butterfly punches, tag and lace.
I am entering this into the following challenge
Just Magnolia - Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

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

Monday 24 October 2011

Whiff of Joy Willow

I have made the most of the lovely weather we have had here today and spent 3 hours in the garden cutting back and tidying for the winter, hope it stays for a few more days and then it should all be done and the tools put away for another year. Hope you have all had good weather too.
On with the card - l can not remember the last time l inked Willow up and is'nt she gorgeous. I had in mind Lilac and green for the Ribbon girl challenge and played about for hours and ended up with a simple layout. I laid flowers here there and everywhere then butterflies and ended up moving them off as l felt Willow looked beautiful with just the background l inked and stamped - hope you agree.
Stamp WOJ Willow, sentiment LOTV
Coloured with copics and a touch of glamour dust
Background distressed with bundled sage and stamped with Inkylicious Moonlight foliage in milled lavender.
Papers - Dovecraft Back to Baasics and swiss dot bazzill
Pearl ribbon slider, ribbon and pearls.

I am entering this card into the following challenges.
Ribbon Girls 12 - Lilac & Green
Crafty Catz 104 - Happy Birthday
Thanks for stopping by x Susan x

Sunday 23 October 2011

New Beginnings

Well that is another weekend gone by, debated whether to go to Doncaster today to the craft show, l just could not make my mind up so a quick text to my friend Julie to see if she was going and after an hour on the phone my mind was made up - stay home and craft.
The challenge over at Emma's crafty store is new beginnings and l have just checked Emma's blog and she gave birth to her very own new beginning this morning - a baby girl so congratulations Emma & Steve.
I have used this little sweet image from Lili of the valley Little Acorns and coloured it with copics.I used a MS heart border punch and used the little scrap hearts too (how thrifty am l today lol), My nestie scalloped hearts and a wooden heart which l distressed. Flowers mostly from WOC, pearls, butterfly punch and lots of sparkle. The sentiment is from a Fizzy Moon set - new additions.

I am entering this card into the following challenge
CES (Crafty Emma's Store) Wk 59 New Beginnings

Thank you for stopping by x Susan x

Saturday 22 October 2011

LOTV Christmas cutie

Hope you are all having some sunshine today - the sky is clear here, beautiful and bright. Have just spent hours trailing around for cake tins for the cakes hubby is making as gifts. I should have bought tins of chocolate roses, eaten them and put the cakes in there - would have been cheaper too lol.
The card
This is a lovely stamp by Lili of the Valley (another of my unstamped ones) called Skating along and l could not resist adding glossy accents to give the effect of ice. The ribbon l have had for a few years - think l got it from Samuel Taylors and have only used it flat around card and not made a bow with it before, l am pleased with the bow it looks gorgeous and gives great dimension..
I am entering this card into the following challenges

Colour Create wk 82 - Burgundy, gold, green & cream
LOTV wk 117 - Bingo ( gems, distressing & pins)
Christmas Stampin - Spark a lay

Image LOTV Skating along coloured with copics
Papers Co-ordination card & Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas
Flowers WOC
Stickles - gold
Glamour dust & glossy accents.
Thanks for stopping by x Susan x

Friday 21 October 2011

Advent Box

Hello everyone, well the weekend is here and it looks like the weather is to stay fair... may have to catch up on all those outside jobs. I have spent all afternoon making my card and then it was too dull to take a decent photo so l am sharing an advent calender box l made at my friend Chris's on monday. Chris was well prepared for us and l am so pleased she cut all those tiny boxes in advance for us, all we had to do was fold and glue - thanks Chris. Two other Stampin Up friends came too Julie and Karen, Karen made the most delicious cake with a plum jam filling and we all had 2 pieces each - well it would have been rude not to finish it lol.
We used all Stampin Up products and this red paper from the christmas set is gorgeous. I kept it simple without adding any further embellishments.
Thank you for stopping by and enjoy your weekend x Susan x

Thursday 20 October 2011

Little Miss Muffit

No frightening this cutie with a spider. Well the night is mine now, our 2 little grandchildren have gone home after their weekly 24 hour stop over - takes me days to recover....School holidays next week so my daughter will be off work, (teachers have far too many holidays)
On with the card
I made this yesterday and l could not find a second paper to match so l cut a plain piece of vellum and stamped the spiders web and added stickles around the edges.
Stamp from Pink Gem Designs
Coloured with copics, orange background brayered with adirondak orange sunset
Paper - Bo Bunny, orange Bazzill
MS border punch and flower punches
I am entering this into the following challenges

Pink Gem 32 - A Sketch
Addicted to Stamps 15 - Halloween
Papertake Weekly - Spooky Hues
Simon Says Stamp - Nursery Rhymes
Thanks for stopping by x Susan x

Tuesday 18 October 2011

Autumn Tilda

What a dreadful day we have had with the weather - everything except snow. I have had a play this afternoon in my craft space and managed to take a photo just before it was too dark ( l hope), the men of the house are out watching football and it is nice to have the house to myself. Glass of wine in hand and catching up on blogs what better way to spend a tuesday evening???
The card
Tilda in Dalecarlia Coat coloured with copics.
Papers & doo hickey Magnolia
Flower, butterfly and leaf punches.
Corner & flourish dies.
Ribbon, button & lace from stash.
I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Just Magnolia - Distressed
CES wk 58 - Forever Autumn
Cupcake Craft Challenge wk 164 - Button & Bows

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

Monday 17 October 2011

Definately Autumn

The last of the leaves will soon be gone with the strong winds we are having tonight. Well l was blown away with my 2 wins this weekend - no luck on the lottery though.
I have made this card for 2 Challenges so on with the card
Stamp Penny Black, sentiment LOTV
coloured with copics
Papers Henbury Lane and Kraft card for base, butterflies and leaves.
Flowers TH Tattered Floral die.
Glossy accents for water, gems, brad, lace and ribbon all from stash.

I am entering the following challenges:-
Allsorts Challenge Wk 125 - Lavender and Lace
Thanks for stopping by x Susan x

Saturday 15 October 2011

I am so excited

Last night l was talking to my best craftie friend Julie and challenges came up and l said l had never won one - well l checked for this weeks challenges and l have one 2 yes 2 challenges (well Mr Random Org picked me), l won at penny black and CES so am feeling well chuffed. I don't do the lottery but hubby went straight out and got me a lucky dip for tonight - the ticket is in my dressing gown pocket and have not looked at the numbers. I am just getting ready to go to Isaac's party and then we have a retirement party to go to tonight so maybe the 3rd party will be when l win jackpot tonight lol.
The card -
I made this yesterday but with dark nights had to wait until today
Stamp LOTV sentiment Pink Gem
Coloured copics
Papers Dovecraft - Jolly Happy Christmas, red card Stampin Up
Flowers - Prima and WOC
Glamour dust, stickles and liquid pearls.

I am entering the following challenges
LOTV 116 - Cosy and Warm
Papertake Weekly -Get In Shape - 3 different Shapes
Winter Wonderland - Robin Redbreast

Thanks for stopping by and will be back later to catch up in blogland x Susan x

Thursday 13 October 2011

PBSC wk 172

Hello and welcome to my little corner. Last night and today l have had my two youngest grandchildren as l do every week and l am shattered, no energy left tonight to just taking it easy. Last night l had a major hurdle to get through - it was a school presentation night and our son had an award to collect but it was also the first time l had been back into school since David passed away and all l can say it was too much for me to take (the last time David was in normal health was the day l dropped him at school 8/4 day of his accident and that was the last time l saw him on his feet and walking). During the presentation there was a power cut so my tears were not visible to everyone.
On with my card - my youngest grandson will be 4 next week so l made this card for him, l have 3 grandsons and all have 5 letters in their names so they will all be getting a similar card.
Stamps Penny Black - Bear blanks
Coloured with copics
Papers Stampin Up and papermania kraft paper.
Sentiment Personal Impressions.
I am entering this card into Penny Black Saturday Challenge wk 172 - Age
Thanks for stopping by x Susan x

Wednesday 12 October 2011

Just Magnolia

I feel lousy today so will not drone on.
I made this card for the Just Magnolia challenge as l have quite a few Tilda's and have not used them much lately and what better way than to look at a challenge with them.
These delish papers are from a pad by Colorblok l bought in America last year. I have used variuos punches and dies.

I am entering this into this weeks Just Magnolia Challenge where Pop's has set it as Anything Goes with the option of coffee and cream
Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave x Susan x

Tuesday 11 October 2011

Less Is More Wk36

After a busy day yesterday l was looking forward to a day with some playtime. Last night our water supply went off briefly when there was a mains leak in Bradford but this morning we were back to normal - or so l thought. I take my grandaughter to school in a morning as daughter starts work early, she dropped her off as normal then l had a call just as we were ready to set off - school closed due to no water supply........... So we made a mini pizza box and decorated it and hama bead animals and shapes. Tomorrow is my day.....maybe.
When l looked at the challenge at LIM on saturday l thought l have only one heart stamp and no inspiration to use it and then while flicking though my book of my stamps l saw a little heart and an idea jumped straight into my head.
The card:-
All stamps are from Stampin Up
Flourish (Baroque set)
heart (Mini Tags)
Sentiment - Christmas Is Love With all The Trimmings (Contempary Christmas)

How perfect is that sentiment for this card
I just drew squiggly lines up to flourish
Inks also Stampin Up

Challenge Less Is More wk 36 - Single layer and heart(s)
Thank you for stopping by and as always l do appreciate all comments x Susan x

Monday 10 October 2011

Pink Gem christmas

Hope you are all enjoying your day. My crafting has become very important to me in recent months and l am really enjoying my creations too, with spending more time here in blogland l have been looking at challenges and attempting to enter a few more just for the pleasure, it is also helping me use up the many (far too many to count!) stamps l have bought over the last couple of years and never used and todays stamp is no exception. I only have 2 Pink Gem image stamps this one and a halloween one - l would love more as Janet designs the most beautiful images, but really need to sort out my unused ones first.
Stamp - Pink Gem Designs / Teddy & Snowman
coloured with copics added glamour dust
Papers - by Dream Street Papers/ Wonderland - Magical Moments and Kraft card for base and embellishments
Snowflake Quikcutz die and kaiser punch
Die Cut heart triple embosssed

I am entering this into the following challenges
Pink Gem Challenge 31 - Christmas & a Heart (diecut)
CES Challenge 57- Seeing Red - Red as main colour
Addicted to Stamps _ Layout (just flipped snowflakes)

Thank you for stopping by x Susan x

Sunday 9 October 2011

Cutie Bear

Hope you have managed to have some 'lazy time' today. I certainly have and intend to have a bit more lol. I have just taken son miles away queing in traffic to help with the Air Cadets supermarket bag pack to find they have all gone home so back we came he checked on facebook and 3 hours ago afternoon session was cancelled due to supermarket double booking... What ever happened to a telephone call or are we all supposed to keep checking facebook??? Can you tell l am not pleased....
Anyway l am back home so l supplose l have more playtime.
The card today is a Fizzy Moon stamp (never been inked before, l have a large box just waiting for ink). These bears are so cute, l have coloured Fizzy with copics and added a bit of sparkle here and there, the papers are from Stampin up and the base is Kraft card, l have used blossom nestie to make my flowers and larger shape. The sentiment is from a set by Personal Impressions, the butterflies are various punches.
I am entering this card into 2 challenges
Crafty Catz 103/Recipe 1 image 2 papers 3 buttons.
Allsorts 124 Challenge - Bear
Thank you for stopping by x Susan x

Saturday 8 October 2011

Christmas Sparkle

Hoping to have a quite saturday - waiting for british gas as the boiler decided to be troublesome yesterday, it went with a bang and then water pouring out of overflow, lets hope they can sort it and we don't have to wait for parts.
The card, I really like christmas cards that are a bit untraditional in colour and enjoyed routing through my stuff for all the bits and pieces for this one.
Papers- Craftwork Cards from an old goody bag - knew it would come in useful one day.
Stamp LOTV Ski Jump sentiment LOTV coloured with copics.
Piece of Vellum
Sissix snowflake die
Stickles and glamour dust

Edit........... I made this card for LOTV challenge but there seem to be a problem with the site is anyone else experiencing this????? x Susan x
I am entering this into the following challenges
Lili of the valley 115 - Let It Snow
Colour Create 81 - Lilac, Grey & White
Bah Humbug 40 - Glitz and glitter
Ribbon Girls - Jingle All the way to Christmas
Christmas Stampin - Christmas & Purple

Thank for stopping by x Susan x

Friday 7 October 2011

Black & White Challenge

Well the house is back to normal now the two little whirlwinds are back home (till next wednesday). It seems to have been a long week this week and still have a few jobs on my to do list before l go into hibination. Hope to have some time to craft this weekend.
Onto the card today:-
The snowflake background is a cover a card stamp called Snowflakes by Impression Obsession l have embossed in white powder. The image is Penny Black Stamp Snow Joy and l resisted the temptation to colour this delightful little hedgie to keep B&W, added some fluffy stuff and glamour dust, punched snowflakes think it is a kaiser punch and sentiment stamp LOTV.
I am entering this card into the following challenges
Cupcake Challenge 162- Black & White Christmas
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes with option of punch

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the weekend x Susan x

Wednesday 5 October 2011

Bah-Humbug wk 39

Had a couple of hours all to myself this afternoon before my two youngest grandchildren arrived for the regular wednesday night sleepover and will be here all day tomorow so l will be kept busy. I was going to do this weeks Penny Black challenge until l realised l don't have any farmyard animal stamps so went for the Bah Humbug challenge instead which this week is Nativity. I think Max, Barb and Ann all had the hump last week..... they all made cards with camels on without knowing what each of the others had done - l don't have any camels so that was out of the question. I have used stamps by crafters companion that l have had a long while and never used any from this little set - Christmas Blessings.
The papers are some l have in a box with no name on, used ktaft card for the base and MS snowflake punch. Covered the poinsettia with glossy accents and diamond dust and added a spacer and brad through the centre. The sentiment is from the same set and l have embossed in gold, the lovely stickles are gold and a few card candi dots to finish off.
Challenge Bah-Humbug wk 39 - Nativity
Thanks for stopping by x Susan x

Tuesday 4 October 2011

Tilda all sparkled up

It has been one of those days dashing here, there and everywhere and could do with adding a few more hours to it, although l am shattered.
Over on Docrafts l am hosting the Tilda challenge, this is where all my crafting started really and it saddens me to see that not many join in these days but l suppose peeps move on. I set the challenge to make your own background and not any printed papers.
I made the background with an enormous cover a card stamp inked with a SU pad then matched all my colours around it. Used kraft card again as my base and as the pack is 20 12x12 sheets you will be lots more of it lol. The big flowers l got a few years ago, they are Tara Green and were being sold off at a bargain price and are a lovely quality. Glitter and sparkle everywhere.
Take care and happy crafting always x Susan x

Monday 3 October 2011

Lili of the Valley wk 114 - Button It

Hello to everyone stopping by - sorry l have neglected my blogging over the last few days, l hope to do some catching up now. My daughter came yesterday with the intention of crafting.... we went shopping then back home for a lovely sunday dinner and that was it for the day. Hope you have all had time to enjoy this gorgeous weather we have been having, it has been warm today but very windy - a good monday wash day.
On with the card I used the same layout as the card l made for our sons birthday the other week - which also had buttons on it but used different papers and image. I 'found' this stripy card in a pack of 10 A4 double sided christmas sheets l bought from Harrogate a year or two ago £1.20 a bargain as one side christmas the other stripy or checks, think they were from A Touch of Craft. Spotty paper from Stampin Up and Kraft card base. Blew the dust off the sewing machine added a new needle and hey presto a bit of stitching too!

I am entering this card into
Lili of the Valley Challenge 114 Button It
Thanks for stopping by x Susan x

Sunday 2 October 2011

Snowy Hugs

Good morning - hope you have all been getting some of the lovely sunshine the last few days. The downside is l look around for washing and have a huge mountain to iron :( The sky is quite grey and we have had a couple of spots of rain so maybe the heatwave is over.
My daughter is coming over to craft today so no HW will be done today.
My card:- The Tilda challenge over on DoCrafts is Bling so l made this card and it fits a couple of other challenges too.
I think this has to be my favourite Tilda stamp it is soooooo cute and lovely to colour especially Snowy - he's the white one lol. I have hardly used any of my Tilda stamps this year and should use them more - sorry Tilda. My neglected Magnolia papers have seen light of day too. The flowers are from WOC with stickles added. The sentiment is a cuddly buddly stamp. I have been inspired by Pop's blog - she is such a talented lady and her work is beautiful, Pop's uses Kraft card on many of her cards. I had to ask sheepishly at my local craft shop what is it and do you have some? Used kraft card for the backing, sentiment and leaves and love the effect it gives. The charm is one l bought last year from The Hobby House, the have a great selection and Jill is always very helpful.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Allsorts Challenge Wk 123 - At least 5 flowers
Do Crafts - Tilda & snoflake wk 39
Thanks for stopping by x Susan x