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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 19 July 2013

Winter Wonderland Challenge

A little something to cool you down in this heatwave - the new Winter Wonderland Challenge. The new challenge starts today and is A Boy & A Girl.
A quick check through the stamps and this little beauty jumped out - is'nt it sweet. The design Team have been busy and have some beautiful inspirational pieces to share with you , hop over to the challenge page here for all the details


Stamp LOTV Feathered Friends
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Papers Bo Bunny & Kraft Card
Dies:= Marianne snowflake, MB Frostyville wreath, Joy bird table
Ribbon, charm, glamour dust, stickles, fluffy stuff.

We are generously sponsored by

The Winner can choose two stamps of their choice from Wild Rose Studio

Sorry l have not been around much this week but have been very busy and getting ready for my hols so will catch up with you all in a week or so.

Hope you join in the challenge and look forward to seeing your entries.

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

Wednesday 10 July 2013

Flower Fairy

Hope you are all keeping well in the land of Blog.  Just dropping in briefly for this post then returning tonight to catch up with you all.
LOTV launched 10 new stamps on saturday and l could not make it over so had a quick drive over yesterday afternoon with 3 of the stamps on my 'l need' list but four managed to come home with me. I have had a very busy few days so felt l had earned the time to craft  and could'nt wait to colour this cutie and she is just a dream to colour.

Inside decorated too

Stamp LOTV Flower Fairy
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Papers Hanoverian V&A
Flowers WOC, Gauze,
Ribbon, charm, pearl string, pearls, gems,
Butterfly punch, MS border punch, stickles.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

LOTV July Pretty In Pink
WOC  80 Daisy Daisy
Ribbon Girls Add A Bow

Thank you for stopping by and for your comments x Susan x

Monday 8 July 2013

Cutie Pies Challenge

Good morning all you lovely bloggers. Today see the beginning of the new challenge over at Cutie Pies and this time the challenge is Cute & Cuddly and we all love to see your cuties.

The design team have searched for the cutest and cuddliest stamps in their collections and you can see what they came up with over on the challenge blog here along with the rules.

We are also running a Design Team call so if you would like to be part of the team just add DT after your entry to be in with a chance.

This is what l came up with

Stamp Fizzy Moon = Messages
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
papers MME Wild Asparagus (12x12)
Spellbinders wavy borders
Ribbon, button, twine

We are generously sponsored by the wonderful Di's Digi Downloads 
and one lucky winner will win a $10 gift voucher and choosing wisely
could mean you get to buy 5 Digis!  There are so many gorgeous

Digis in Di's catalogue from Girls, Boys, Bears and more,
why not pop over and pay her a visit her new website...
I am looking forward to seeing your creations.
Thank you for stopping by and for your comments x Susan x

Sunday 7 July 2013

Penny Black & More @ Allsorts

The first sunday of the month and the start of a new challenge over at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts - the challenge this month is 'Dies & Punches' you can use any stamp you like except digi's.  One lucky winner using Penny Black stamps will have the chance for an extra prize and also the chance for a Guest Design spot.

As always the Design Team have an been busy and have some gorgeous inspirational pieces to share with you so do check out the challenge blog here you will also find all the challenge rules there too.

This monthe we have been generously sponsored by Penny Black, Whiff Of Joy, Flonz Crafts & Stix2 - so lots of prizes to be in with a chance of winning.

This is my card for you, some of you will recognise this stamp that l used for the CAS challenge, it is so cute and takes hardly any colouring :)

Stamp Penny Black Hobble & Cuddle 2896H
Coloured with copics & prisma pencils
Papers LOTV/Nitwits Perfect Pair
Dies - nestie square & scallop, Cheery Lynn Flourish, cuttlebug corner
Punches - MS border, SU oval & scallop, Flowers - xcut & woodware, Kars Butterfly
Stickles & Gems
Flonz butterfly stamp in bottom RH corner.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
A Little Bit Crafty July - Die-ing For It 
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes + option of animals (3rd entry)
An Oldie But A Goodie - Butterflies (all punches had a long time)
Pink Gem 87 Lots of Layers
Crafty Friends 7 - Summer

What a scorcher of a weekend - hope you are all enjoying sunshine or shade.  I was out yesterday on a Taster day with my son Michael for the National Citizen Scheme - what an amazing programme that is, one week residential in Thirsk then one week at camp at Brighouse (not far from here) then one week of 10-4 and coming home each night where they work in teams deciding what voluntary work they will do in the community then wk 4 will be carrying out that work - all for an amazing £50. I think l paid full price as some had paid £35 but l think it will be the best £50 ever spent, this includes all transport and food - amazing. If you have a 16/17 year old and live in the Yorkshire region l think there are places left . At the end there is a graduation and a signed certificate from David Cameron - all can be added to  a future CV too. 

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments x Susan x 

Saturday 6 July 2013

Champion Ted

What a scorcher it has been today and l think tomorrow is to be a bit hotter.  Just a quick post tonight as l have been catching up. I made this card last night with yet another stamp that has not seen ink before.

Stamp LOTV Champion Ted
Coloured with copics and prismas
Stamped background with star stamp
Twine, button, Stampin Up Pennant punch
Go Create die for card shape and matts

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges 
Crafty Sentiments Designs Red White & Blue
Simon Says Stamp - Patriotic
Creative Inspirations221 Red White & Blue
Lilis Little Fairies Red White & Blue
Crafty Ribbons 51 Birthday Boy
Cute Card Thursday 276  Stars &/or stripe 
Totally Papercrafts 174 Lets Hear It For The Boys
Crafty Catz  190- Childs Play
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes - Option animals (2nd entry)

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments x Susan x

Friday 5 July 2013

Winter Wonderland Challenge

Friday's sure come around quickly these days - today see's the start of the new challenge over at Winter Wonderland and it is Team Snowflake this week. l am hosting for the first time, l was nervous setting up the post so l hope it is ok, it would be lovely if you all played along.  For this challenge we want to see your Christmas Easel cards.  I have only done the easy one and not attempted any of the fancy twists and shapes.  The design team have some gorgeous inspiration for you so pop over to the challenge blog here and check out what they have to share with you as well as the challenge rules.
So this is what l came up with - l also decorated a candle with this stamp but forgot to photo it so will add it later.

Stamp LOTV Shine a Light
Coloured with copics and Prisma Pencils
Papers Craft Creations
Marianne Tree die. MS snowflake border.
Stickles, glamour dust, flower soft.

We have been generously sponsored by The Hobby House, one lucky winner will receive a £10 voucher to spend - wish it was me as they are one of my favourite craft shops selling the most delish goodies.  For those Hobby House fans the latest show is on Create & Craft 671 today (friday) at 11 am

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Cupcake  249 Anything But a Square
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Fab & Funky 178 Anything but a Square
Joanna Sheen - Don't be Square

Hope you can join in and thank you for stopping by x Susan x

Monday 1 July 2013

Put Your Feet Up

Hope you are all having a good start to the week. I have had a bit of of crafty time today and am trying my best to use up stamps l have bought and never played with - so this is today's offering

I have had these papers for years and they are gorgeous just perfect for the guys.

Stamp LOTV Put Your Feet Up
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Buttons, twine & ribbon
Papers MME Wild Asparagus 12x12 pad

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Sketch & Stash 117 - Sketch 13 (old stash papers - new stamp)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Lili's Little Fairies - 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments (buttons, twine & ribbon)

Thank you for stopping by and for your comments x Susan x