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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 26 February 2012

Tea Party

Hope you are all having a good weekend -mine has been a bit busy with day 2 of the spring clean seeing the dining room blitzed. Last night we went to a surprise party for my sisters 50th Birthday and she was surprised, she thought she was going to an engagement party!  Tomorrow l am taking her to the Airport as she is going to spend two weeks in Jamaica visiting Joanna - her daughter who has been out there nearly a year working, l hope to go out with her next time.
The card today is for her birthday and l am going to make a nice box for it.

Stamp - LOTV - Tea Party
Backing paper - Dovecraft Teahouse
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils.
Cupcake embossing folder then distressed.
Flowers, pearls,ribbon, stickles, heart, butterflies.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Lili's Little Fairies (LOTV) - Afternoon Tea
Crafty Catz 121 - I spy with my Little Eye 'B' - Birthday, blue, butterfly, bling, bow, buns.
Allsorts 143 - Your Choice
CES -74 Blue & Cream
Addicted to Stamps - Birthday with dots
Crafters Companion 21 - February - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by x Susan x

Friday 24 February 2012

Skating Tilda

Good evening to all you lovely bloggers and welcome to my newest followers and to anyone else who may be stopping by.  As much as l have tried to be organised this week l have failed miserably..... Today l started my annual spring clean and intend to do one room a day leaving no cupboard untouched, the lounge was the first to be blitzed.
On with the card, this is one of my new Tilda stamps that has been reissued and l could not wait to stamp her up. I love how these sitting Tilda's just perch on the edge of a mount and l have given her my usual sparkle with glamour dust and stickles.
Two of the papers are Magnolia and l have just stamped little snowflakes onto the white one and the lilac paper is a papermania (l think) all the edges have been distressed with inks.

I am entering this card into the following challenges
Papertake Weekly - Getting Krafty (use Kraft card)
Simon Says Stamp - 3 Different Papers
ABC Christmas - D for Distress
Colour Create 90 - Lilac/Blue/White & Kraft
Winter wonderland Glitter & Bling

Thanks for stopping by and l am off to play catch up in blogland for an hour or so x Susan x

Tuesday 21 February 2012

Belated Birthday

I have got a bit behind over the last week and missed a couple of birthdays. I have been looking after the grandchildren a bit more than usual and school holidays and before you know it the dust is an inch thick lol.
Sorry l have been a bad blogger and not got around all your lovely blogs but hope to catch up later this week x
A belated card for my friend Carole, l will see her on weds when l go back to Zumba for the first time since David's accident last April - hopefully l will get back into the moves.

Penny Black stamp coloured with Stampin Up pens
Pearls and glamour dust added.
Polka dot background stamp
Ribbon, lace and flower added.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 189 Pearls and Lace
Totally Papercrafts 104 - Ribbon & or/Bow
Crafty Catz 120 - Favourite Things - has to be glitter and sparkle
Allsorts 142 - Anything Goes
CES 73 - Spots & Dots

 This is Esther - she decided to wear her yoghurt instead of eating it, l had only turned my back a minute to wash up, Esther rolled up he sleeves and tipped her entire yogurt on her tray and covered her arms and face - her face was lovely and fresh after l cleaned her up - perhaps l should try it too x Susan x

Tuesday 14 February 2012

Sharing some Love

Happy Valentine to you all x Did you all get a card??? Mine is still in the shop - if they have any left lol.Update got card, chocs and flowers.
 I am really missing my son David today as he always made me a card, last year he made one and l told him he should be making them for girlfriends and not me, he always used to write Roses are Red Violets are blue, you are my Mum and l love You x I may find last years and put it up, l will take some flowers to the cemetry today for him.
I made this card last night for my husband and l think it is rather sweet, hope you agree. I made the background paper by stamping a gorgeous little heart stamp from a Stampin Up set and distress around the edges.

Stamp Penny Black
Coloured with copics and prisma added glamour dust
Background paper stamped with Stampin Up heart.
Sentiment Papermania (l think)
Twine, heart charm, nestie scalloped heart.

I am entering this card into the following challenges.
Penny Black 188 - Love & Kisses
Crafty Catz 119 - Valentine
Secret Crafter 172 - Red, white & black & texture (hope twine and charm count)
Cupcake 179 - Entwined
Papertake Weekly - Black & White &; Red allover

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

Monday 13 February 2012


I am pleased that the the snow has disappeared under foot and our snowman in the garden has almost gone, this snowman on my card will not be disappearing though - Snowy is my fav snowman stamp and he is from Penny Black.
The tickets for the Harrogate Show went on sale at the end of last week along with the breakfast workshops - I booked straight away as Bev Rochester is doing a workshop for LOTV colouring with promarkers and this will book up very quickly - l only possess 1 promarker (satin) as l use copics, l suppose the principle of shading and blending is the same.  LOTV are also opening a shop only 15mins from me on 5th March so l will be putting that date in my diary for a visit.

Less of the waffle on with the card
Shape cut with go create dies
Stamp Snowy - Penny Black Sentiment LOTV
Coloured copics and prismas
Snowflake background stamp, snowflake die and snowflake charm, stickles and glamour dust

I am entering this card into the following challenges
ABC Christmas C for Charming
Winter Wonderland Not square or rectangle
Christmas Crafting Challenge 8 - February - Blue/silver/white

Thanks for stopping by and l will be back tonight to check up on you all x Susan x

Sunday 12 February 2012

Lots of Layers

Hope you have all had a good crafty weekend x We normally have family on Sunday for lunch (not literally) but they came yesterday so we have had a day to ourselves for a change. Managed a card this afternoon and just playing catch up on here.  Michael has a Wi in his room so we have been doing a bit of snowboarding and l don't think l will qualify for the winter Olympics... ever. x l just keep getting covered in snow lol.
Anyway on with the card. The challenge over At Crafty Emma's store this week is lots of layers - not a difficult one when you love your papers and as my sis needed baby cards this week l went for a simple stamp and layout.
The Rocking Horse stamp is by Kairsercraft
Papers & ink Stampin Up
Alphabet stamps & Doily border punch- Martha Stewart
Card candi Crfatwork cards

I would like to enter this into
CES Challenge 72 Lots of Layers
Allsorts 141 Free & Easy February
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by x Susan x

Friday 10 February 2012

Friday Feeling???

Not quite got the feeling yet but l am planning a relaxing weekend starting with a lie in tomorrow. My teenager has finished school for half term and will not be wanting to get out of bed before mid morning so l think l will be a teenager for the next 10 days lol.
I made this card a few days ago for the Colour Create challenge which is browns and as we have a friends birthday next week this will be suitable for him.
It is not the best of photos as the flash is refelecting. The background is brayered in Adirondak Mushroom and the stamps are Inkylicious Moonlight foliage also stamped in mushroom. The sentiment is also from Inkylicious. I have used a cream pearlescent card for matting.
I am entering this card into the following challenge
Colour Create Challenge 89 - Light/dark brown, cream or white.
Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave, Happy Weekend x Susan x

Wednesday 8 February 2012

Romance is in the Air

As it is approaching Valentines l thought l had better get me finger out and make a card, although it is far too mushy for my hubby so it is for various challenges instead. I enjoyed making this card but when l had finished it the heart doily was still on my desk - thank goodness for pinflair that is all l can say so l whipped the image off before it set.
I have used this stamp a couple of times before and always enjoyed colouring this Tilda. The gorgeous ribbon l used l have had for ages and made a little frilly thingie with it and attached a pearl heart to the centre.
Stamp, image, sentiment and papers from Magnolia. Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and stash. Heart lace doily, cuttlebug corner die, stickles and gems. Coloured with copics and Prisma pencils.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Addicted To Stamps -23 - Love/Valentine
Cupcake Challenge 178 - Pink & Red
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes with option Heart and love theme
Simon Says Stamp - Love is in the Air
Allsorts 140- Free Easy; Easy (3rd entry)
Crafters Companion 21 Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen - (February) Love is in the Air
Thank you for stopping by and as always your comments are appreciated x Susan x

Monday 6 February 2012

Little Elf Finn

Hope you have all had a good weekend, they just seem to go so quickly. Welcome to my new followers - thank you for following me and l hope you enjoy visiting.
 I just love this image designed by the very talented Mo Manning and produced by Penny Black, this little cutie is the double of my little grandaughter Esther so this card will be for her. I was a bit worried about colouring her as she is quite a large image and not as easy to cover any mistakes but l was very pleased with how it turned out even though it took me well over an hour to colour her. I used copics and then touched up with prisma pencils.

I think Mr Blogger is playing up as l seem to have two photos even though l have only added one then tried to take one of and it was not playing....
I have made this card for a Challenge over at Penny Black where the challebge was Case It and this is my take on it and hope it is ok.

Stamp - Penny Black Little Elf Finn
Coloured Copics & prisma pencils
Papers Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas.
Sentiment LOTV
Card Candi Craftwork Cards
Ribbon & fluffy fibre from stash, glamour dust and stickles.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Penny Black Saturday Challenge 187 - Case It
Allsorts Challenge 140 - Free & Easy (2nd card)
Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave
x Susan x

Sunday 5 February 2012

LOTV Fairy

Hope you have all had a good weekend and managed a bit of crafty time. After a very lazy PJ day yesterday l feel shattered today. Pleased to see the snow thawing nicely and just hope it does not freeze overnight.
On with todays card - l could spend hours colouring in these gorgeous images from Lili of the Valley and they have some more due to be released soon.
Stamp Lili of the Valley - Fairie on Tiptoe
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Sentiment Pink Gem designs
Floral paper Basic Grey and yellows are card from Samuel Taylors
Butterfly punches and foliage punch
Ribbon, gems. stickles and flowers from stash.

I am entering this card into the following challenges
Lili's Litttle Fairies (LOTV) wk 5 Spring colours
A Gem of a Challenge 39 Fairies
CES 71 - Give Me Wings
Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave x Susan x

Saturday 4 February 2012

The Snow has Arrived

It has been forecast now for days and it has arrived and is falling fast, ust hope it does not stay around for long. I have had a good day today just playing and could not resist my fav Tilda stamp with todays weather - Snowy Hugs, is'nt she just the sweetest of all Tilda's.

Stamp Tilda Snowy Hugs
Sentiment Paula Pascal
Paper Dream Street Paper Wonderland sparkle
MS Snowflake border punch
Snowflake punch
Ribbon & heart

I am entering the following challenges with this card:-
Totally Papercrafts 102 - Sketch
Crafty Catz 118 Pink & White
Just Magnolia 142 - Anything Goes
Allsorts 140 Free & Easy
Secret Crafter 171 Hugs & Kisses

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend x Susan x

Friday 3 February 2012

My First House Mouse

Brrrrrrr it has been a cold one here today and it looks like it is here for a little while longer and snow expected tomorrow - l'm sorted, shopping done and l don't have to go anywhere this weekend.
I don't know why l like the House Mouse stamps as l am petrified of the real thing and even when l coloured this in had goose bumps. I bought this stamp ages ago when l saw them demo'd on C&C and have not got around to introducing them to ink.  This is the first time of colouring these 'creatures' in so l hope l have got the colours right. The stamp set also had the pretty little flower which l think is a forget-me-not in and l used it to stamp the background with and then coloured to match, the large background is a paper.
I made this card for the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp which is showcasing stamps from Stampabilities and this includes House Mouse.
Enjoy your weekend - whatever you are doing x

Stamp - House Mouse
Coloured with Copics and prisma pencils
Small background stamped and coloured with copics
Main Background - Papermania - Henbury Lane
Ribbon, stickles.
I am entering this into the following challenges
Papertake Weekly 64 - Sketch by the talented Dawny P
Simon Says Stamp - Animal Antics
Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave x Susan x

Wednesday 1 February 2012

Snow Fizzy

Well it has been sooo cold here today l would not be surprised if we were sledging around soon lol. This is yet another of my uninked stamps.  I am quite enjoying colouring in Fizzy as l think l am getting to grips with the copics a bit more. I decided to have a bit of a play with my SU Pennant Punch and wrote the snow then stamped stars and glittered them - l am quite pleased with the result and hope you like it too, think l will be doing this again. The papers are MME and su Red card .
Fizzy Moon Stamp - Snow
Coloured with copics
Sentiment Pink Gem Designs
Memory Box frostyville border die
Pearls, glamour dust, ribbon
SU punch.
I am entering this card into the following challenges
Winter Wonderland - Swirls and Pearls
Secret Crafter 170 - Ribbon
Simon Says Stamp - Animal Antics
ABC Christmas Challenge B for Bear plus other B's Banner & Bow
Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave
x Susan x