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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

Saturday 31 October 2015

Allsorts Challenge 335

It is Saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week it is my turn to host and as christmas is quickly approaching l have chosen has chosen
I am sure we will get lots of you joining in this week if like me you are a bit behind with your makes.
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.  I pulled out an old favourite stamp and went for very untraditional colours and l quite like the way it turned out - this one will be winging its way over to Jamaica to my niece, just wish l was going with it - but l am lucky as l have a couple of holidays coming up very soon.

Stamp - Sarah Kay Noel Joy
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Papers LOTV/Nitwits
Chunky embossing powder
Dies - WRS Snow Frame, Marianne Holly
Glamour dust, stickles, 
Ribbon, berries, brad, MS ivy border punch

We have been generously sponsored by Scrappers Delight

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday 24 October 2015

Allsorts Challenge 334

Welcome, hope you are all enjoying the start of the weekend - an extra hour in bed tomorrow when the clocks go back :) As it is saturday l am here to tell you about the new challenge starting over at Allsorts. This week Brenda is the host and she has chosen
You can use all three colours or any two.  I have gone for all three but the photo makes the purple  stamping look black.  It is a while since l have used my Lavinia stamps but thought they were just perfect for this theme.
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details

All Stamps by Lavinia Stamps
Sentiment by inkylicious
Adirondack Inks -
Sunset Orange, Peach Bellini, Eggplant
Black Card 
Glamour dust, stickles, liquid pearls

We have been generously sponsored by -
Lets Create with a surprise package for one lucky winner. Jo has a lovely selection of all things crafty in her shop and has free P&P on orders over £10

Our second sponsor is Jessica Lynne

Hope you manage to join in the fun this week x Susan x

Sunday 18 October 2015

Midway Penny Black & More

Hope you are all having a good weekend, here we are halfway through the october challenge over at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts.  This month the challenge is Warm Autumn Colours - yes l know my card does not look like autumn but the colours are if you look close enough - honest.
My teamies have some gorgeous inspiration to share with you over on the challenge post here along with all the important details. A nice simple card and l have made a few to add to my christmas collection.

Stamp Penny Black - Berry Wreath 4200K
Distress ink peeled paint, fired brick
Sentiment - Inkylicious embossed in gold
Ribbon, bells, glamour dust

We have been generously sponsored by
Penny Black
Yours & Mine Papercraft
Marianne Designs

We have a busy day here as it is my grandson Isaac's 8th birthday today and my hubby 'volunteered' to have his party at our house.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend - whatever  you are doing x Susan x

Saturday 17 October 2015

Allsorts Challenge 333

Hello my lovely crafty friends, hope you are all keeping well.  It is that time of the week - The new Allsorts challenge and this week it is the lovely Helene hosting the challenge and she has chosen
Sentiment as Focal Point
Not my strongest point but l had a go and this is what l came up with, my teamies have some lovely inspiration to share with you over on the challenge blog here. along with all the details. This week we have a new teamie - Kevin, he always amazes me with his gorgeous creations and we are so happy to have him join us.

Sentiment stamp - Penny Black every day 3170F
Dies - spellbinder circle, Joy shape
Raffia and gems

We have been generously sponsored by 

I will be glad when this week is over - thursday last week l drove up to Inverness with my daughter for her second interview for a head teachers job, l drove back home on friday - Helen got the job and we are over the moon and so proud of her . 
Since having my gall bladder removed four weeks ago l have had horrendous heartburn and managed to find time to go to docs this monday - along with my swollen and painful leg. The GP sent me straight to hospital with suspected DVT - blood tests were positive (could have fragments in my blood from op) and scan negative so l have to go back next monday for a repeat of scan, the long drive could have caused my right leg to swell 3cm bigger than left leg. GP also confirmed l have diabetes. On tuesday l had to go in for a general anaesthetic to have my 'lady bits' looked at but they sent me home because of 'possible' DVT, today l have been for my annual mammogram.  
I am crossing everything that all is well as l travel to New Zealand in four weeks and really don't need all this. Sorry for moan xx  

Hope to see you all joining in this week x Susan x

Saturday 10 October 2015

Allsorts Challenge 332

Hope you are all nice and cosy and keeping warm on these autumnal days - it's all downhill now until March lol
Today see's the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts and this week our host is Brenda and she has chosen ........

No Design Papers
So get out your inks, embossing folders or go CAS and join in the fun. Check out what my lovely teamies have been up to here along with all the challenge details

 I loved making this card - so much so that  l made another 10 all the same as they were fairly quick to make.  I stamped the stag then masked him and stamped the trees in a sparkly embossing powder which does not show up too well on pics, l then inked the background. I cut a square out of another white card and mounted it over the image on foam to gve dimension. The flower is stamped on vellum, l used holly and  ivy  dies - also in vellum  with a touch of stickles. I inked the edge of the frame and added stickles for a bit of extra sparkle.

Stamps Inkylicious
Flower stamp from  Chloe's
Dies - Holly Marianne, Ivy Creative Expressions

We have been generously sponsored by -
Deedee's Designs

We also have a pair of tickets for the NEC for another lucky winner

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

Sunday 4 October 2015

October Penny Black & More @ Allsorts

Hello my lovely crafty friends. The first sunday of the month is here so time for the new challenge over at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts and this month the challenge is

Warm Autumn Colours
The Design Team have been hard at work with their Penny Blacks and have some gorgeous inspiration to share with you over on the challenge blog here along with all the details.  You can used any brand of stamp except digi (NO DIGI IMAGES), the focal point of your project must be stamped to be in with a chance of winning one of our fabulous prizes. One lucky winner using a Penny Black stamp will be chosen to be a Guest Designer on a future challenge.

Stamp Penny Black Aspire 3381K
Adirondak Inks
Glamour dust, ribbon, punch
We have been generously sponsored by
Penny Black

Yours & Mine Papercrafts

Marianne Designs

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

Saturday 3 October 2015

Allsorts Challenge 331

Good morning - these saturdays do keep coming around ever so quickly these days. I have had a very busy week with not much time to myself - but thats families and life.
So..onto this weeks new challenge over at Allsorts, this week it is Tracy's turn to host and she has chosen
I am still way behind with christmas and as l will be away for three weeks before looks like l may even have to buy some this year.  I have used this lovely reindeer stamp l bought from Inkylicious earlier this year.
Pop over to the challenge here to see all my lovely teamies projects and full details of the challenge and sponsors.

Stamp Inkylicious - Reindeer
Distress inks,
Flower stamp from  Chloes stamped on vellum with wow embossing powder
Frantage embossed around the edge
Gems, pearl brad, ribbon
We have been generously sponsored by
Whimsy Stamps

Digistamp Boutique

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you over on the challenge blog x Susan x