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 29 January 2012

Bumble Cat

Hope you are all having a good Sunday. It does not take much to knock me down these days and today is one of those days so no waffle from me and on with the card.
I made this card for the challenge over at Penny Black Saturday challenge where this week it is Floral Frenzy - well as you can see the flowers on here are a bit thin on the ground - well one to be exact so not really a frenzy but l am entering it anyway and hope to do another this week.
Stamp - Penny Black Bee Costume
Coloured with copics
Papers by MME
Sentiment from Pink Gem Designs
Nesties, ribbon, Corner punch, glamour dust on wings and flower.
I am entering this card into the following challenges
Penny Black Saturday Challenge 186 - Floral Frenzy
Crafty Catz 117 - Things with Wings
Papertake Weekly - Happy Highlights (glitter)
Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave............Don't know how l have the image on twice but l can't seem to delete it....
x Susan x

Saturday 28 January 2012

Lili of the Valley

Hope you are all enjoying whatever you may be doing this weekend. It has been bright here today but a bit on the nippy side. My grandaughter came to stay last night so we have been chilling, l think she is getting greenfingered as she wants her own space on my allotment this year and is already thinking of what she wants to grow, we just put some parsley seeds in pots today to grow inside, l may even make her some nice labels for her pots.
On with the card today - the challenge over at Lili's Little Fairies Blog is Oh Boy - l never find male cards easy to do as l always want to put flowers on. This cute stamp is called Deckchair Dreaming and l have coloured it with copics and added a touch of sparkle. The sentiment stamp is a Stamping Up one as is the scalloped punch.
I am entering this card into the following challenges
Lili's Little Fairies Challenge 4 - Oh Boy
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave x Susan x

Tuesday 24 January 2012

Less Is More wk 51

l have left this a bit late in the day to post and l have to be up very early tomorrow to go an look after my 2 youngest grandchildren so it is a quickie from me
I have made this for the challenge over at Less Is More with the theme of Cut It Out. I cut a heart shape in card blank then stamped red heart (SU) on vellum and attached to reverse, The cut red heart border using 2 nesties and attached to card. The little red hearts are also from Stampin Up (Mini Tags) and the Love sentiment is from Elusive images and just added a touch of glamour dust in heart in bottom corner .
I am entering this card into
Less Is More (51) Cut it Out
Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave
x Susan x

Monday 23 January 2012

Gorgeous Gorjuss Girl

Good evening to you all out there.  What a day of all weathers we have had here today - sun, rain, sleet & wind and looks like more of the same tomorrow.  My lovely friend Irene gave me this lovely stamp set  as a gift , it was a lovely surprise thank you Irene, very generous of you x
I hope everything is ok with my blog as things look very different on my dashboard and postings page, l don't like change as it confuses me lol.
The card
Stamp - Gorjuss Girl Owl set
Coloured with copics and paper pieced dress.
Papers Hanoverian Linen pad.
Magolia Doo hickey
Punches -  MS Lace Doily, SU oval, Corner
Button & twine.
I am entering this card into the following challenge:-
Colour Create 88 - Pink & Green plus option of handmade flowers
Crafty Catz 116 - Button & Bows
Pink Gem 38 - a Sketch
Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave. x Susan x

Sunday 22 January 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 185

These weekends just seem to fly by but the upside is that it is starting to get a bit lighter. After a good traditional sunday dinner it was my playtime so off l went for some me time.
The challenge over at Penny Black was to use your crafty bargains from the sales - well l did not get any ...sob sob, aw l can here you all saying lol - but not one to be put off l made a card anyway. At christmas we had a gift of a beautiful luxury hamper which had some crackers with stunning organza Holly and berry ribbon on them - l quickly whipped that off when they had all been pulled and hoped to be able to put it to good use and here it is, so this is my crafty bargain - free ribbon.
Stamp from The Wonder transparency set Penny Black
Sentiment Hero Arts
Coloured with copics.
Free Ribbon (Holly and berry organza) - a bargain
I am entering this card into the Penny Black Saturday Challenge 185 - Crafty Bargain
Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave x Susan x

Saturday 21 January 2012

Simon Says Stamp

Hope you are all having a good weekend whatever you are doing. My grandaughter has just gone home after making 4 cards for her friends birthdays and l forgot to photo them, maybe she will have to bring them all back.
I made todays card last night, l am so pleased to be using up stamps that have never seen ink before, l am not buying anymore until all have been used - hope to keep to my word but you all know how difficult that can be with all those gorgeous new ones out there lol.
So on with the card:-
Stamp Fizzy Moon / Celebrate
Coloured with copics
Papers Kraft card, Kaisercraft BG paper
Flowers punched
Gems and stickles.
I am entering this into this weeks Simon Says Stamp Challenge which is a sketch by Domi.
Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave x Susan x

Friday 20 January 2012

Lili's Little Fairies Wk 3

Welcome to the weekend but it looks like it is going to be a wet one - so lots of crafting on the menu. My grandaughter is coming around for the day tomorrow and she wants to make cards for friends birthdays so thats a good enough excuse for avoiding the HW.
My card today is using another of my unused stamps and is'nt she a beauty - think l will be using this again many times - l love this range from Lily of the valley.
Stamp - Lili of the Valley - New Hat
Coloured with Copics
Sentiment - Personel Impressions
Papers - CraftWork Cards
CB die corner
Flowers Wild Orchid Crafts and from stash
Lace, Stickles
I am entering this card into the following challenges.
Lili's Little Fairies Wk 3 - Lavender & Lace
Papertake Weekly - Buttons, Bows Bling & Blooms.
Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave x Susan x

Wednesday 18 January 2012

First Christmas card 2012

Hope you are all well out there in Blogland. The weather not been too bad here today with a frostfree morning and lets hope it continues that way, the snowdrops looked a sorry state flopping in the frost but the have perked up a bit today.
Well it is never too early to start your Christmas cards lol and this is my first of 2012. I bought this cute stamp from the NEC in 2010 and it has not been inked up until today - 'polar bears just the easiest to colour in!!!. The snowflake background is a cover the page stamp which l just love, l have distressed the background first then stamped snowflakes then embossed around the edge to give a bit of sparkle.
Off to have a bit of a catch up now and thanks for stopping by x Susan x

Monday 16 January 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Hope you all had a good weekend, l had my family to dinner yesterday and little Isaac is well on the way to recovery after his heart surgery - he had a valve repaired and a hole patched, we expected him to be in hospital a couple of weeks but less than a week and he is home and doing amazingly well.
Just had a good catch up with my best crafty friend Julie and if you are reading this Julie l will be checking your blog soon and hope to see something in it lol!! I have missed one of my firends birthdays and feel guilty as she always makes me beautiful cards so hope this one makes amends. I got this stamp set before christmas it was one l chose from my PB challenge win and it is the first time it has seen ink.
Stamp - Penny Black - Allegro (Transparent set)
Stampin Up pens
Card Blank - Craftwork cards
Sentiment - Personal Impressions
Glamour Dust.
I am entering this card into the follwoing challenges.
Penny Black Saturday Challenge Wk 184- Anything Goes
Crafty Catz wk 115 - Use Something New
Thanks for stopping by x Susan x

Sunday 15 January 2012

Happy New Year!!!

Here we are half way through January already and a month since l last posted on here. After blowing the dust off my crafty stash l thought l had better get my act together and make a card. After having a quick look around the challenges running this week l just sat staring into space with no imagination or inspiration at all until l picked out one of my favourite stamps, Pom Pom, l think she is so sweet.
I have missed being around Blogland recently and soon hope to be visiting you all again soon.
Stamp by lili of the Valley - Pom Pom
Papers - MME Stella & Rose
Colouring - Copics
Various punches
I am entering this card into the following challenges
Lili's Little Fairies Challenge No 2 - Favourite Stamp.
Simon Says Stamp - Spots & or stripes.
Thank you for stopping by and l hope to visit some of your blogs.
Susan x