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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 23 February 2020

Sugar Nellie Charlotte.

Hello my lovely crafty friends, hope you are all having a lovely weekend. As the weather has been quite mixed here l decided to spend yesterday in my craft room.
I was lucky this week as Random Org picked my number over at Allsorts, this weeks challenge is Girly so l had no hesitation in getting some pretty stash out as l love a bit of pink and girly.

When my grand daughter came this week she noticed l have been back in the craft room, when l told her l am working my way through the calender she said she hoped l was soon on May.  This card is for Esther and l can share it with you as she does not see my blog.

Stamp Sugar Nellie Charlotte
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Papers LOTV Perfect Pair
Dies, Marianne Rose, Swirl unknown
Joy Dies - Star, butterfly, alphabet
Punches oval scalloped oval, corners
Gems, glamour dust, stickles, twine

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Allsorts 560 - Girly
Simon Says Stamp - Add a sentiment

Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave they are always appreciated.
x Susan x

Friday 21 February 2020


Hello lovely crafty friends, hope you have all had a good week and managed to survive the bad weather, wonder what storm this weekend is going to bring.
All is well here although it has been windy all week, a good excuse to stay indoors nice and cosy.
A couple of weeks to go till l am on my jollies soaking up some much needed sun, need to start my packing this weekend.
Onto my card for today, First time using this stamp and was not sure what to do with it. I used a stencil to create the background then stamped the bluebell, coloured with copics and added a bit of glamour dust. It has gone off to a friend and l just added a happy birthday to the front.

Stamp Sheena Douglass Bluebell
Coloured with copics 
Stencil, distress inks, glamour dust

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:-
Simon Says Stamp wednesday challenge Add A Sentiment

Thank you for stopping by and as always your comments are appreciated x Susan x

Monday 17 February 2020

Santa's Little Helpers

Hello my lovely crafty friends, hope you all stayed safe in the storms this weekend. We have had gusty wind and heavy rain sunday night but no damage locally thank goodness. This morning was lovely and warm in the conservatory so it was nice to sit in there a bit without putting the heating on.

The card l am sharing today is a lovely little stamp set from Lili of the Valley, thanks to the lovely Anne as she has been selling off some unwanted stash.

Stamp Lili of the Valley Santa's Little Helper
Sentiment Stampin Up
Coloured with copics
Die Spellbinders scalloped circle
Punch Woodware holly leaves
embossing folder
Gems, ribbon, stickles & glamour dust.

My christmas box is coming along nicely and at this rate l will have plenty by december.

I wold like to enter this card into the following challenges
Allsorts 559 Dies & Punches
Winter Wonderland Anything Goes
Christmas Kickstart 28 Red

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

Friday 14 February 2020

Wee Berry

Hello again my lovely crafty friends, hope you have all had a good week and are bracing yourselves for yet another storm....Dennis is on the way. Hopefully it will pass through quickly with minimum damage.
So onto today's offering, l coloured this little beauty up a couple of weeks ago, she is one of my all time favourite stamps and l love to spend a couple of hours on this one but l think l spent even more time pushing around papers and embellishments until l was happy.

Stamp Whimsy Berry
Coloured with copics & Prisma pencils
Papers Dovecraft Glad Tidings
Die - Marianne Designs Ivy 
Flowers, twine, brads
Cones from garden
Glamour dust, stickles

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Simon Says Stamp - Two or More Papers
ABC Christmas - Cats & on this one
Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - February -Feminine

Thank you for stopping by and your comments are always appreciated x Susan x

Tuesday 11 February 2020

Lavender House Mouse

Hello my lovely crafty friends - hope you all stayed safe. We were very lucky and it was not too bad here just a few hours of gusty winds.

Have just seen on the news this lunchtime a search team of 24 had to go out to top of Ben Nevis yesterday to rescue 4 foreign nationals that had got into difficulty - no winter kit and 3 wearing trainers - when will people learn, you would not even wear trainers in summer up there. They are putting other experienced climbers lives at risk. Absolute lunatics.

I am nice and cosy in my craft room today, so thought l would share this card l made at the weekend. When colouring this one of my green pens decided to leak so to cover the blob l put in some grass - hey presto covered !

Stamp Summer Chill Out Set
Coloured with copics
Dies - dragonfly & Leaves Joy, Tag Crafters Companion, 
flowers, gems, pearls, ribbon,
glamour dust, stickles, liquid pearls

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
House Mouse & Friends 309, Anything Goes - option Love
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes/Love
Penny Black  & More @ Allsorts Animals, Birds, Butterflies
Cutie Pie - Cute & Cuddly Animals

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

Sunday 9 February 2020

Love Is In The Air

Hello my lovely crafty friends, hope you are all staying safe in Storm Ciara. We had strong winds yesterday, today is very grey and windy with a bit of rain mixed in but not as strong as we are expecting - hopefully we will be lucky and it bypasses.

Friday l went to the theatre in Inverness to see The Buddy Holly Story with my grandson and we both loved it - a great show and all the cast were amazing.

As it is the week of love l am sharing this adorable little cutie from LOTV.

Stamp & sentiment LOTV
Coloured with copics & Prisma Pencils
Die Tattered Lace
Papers Nitwits Truly Madly Deeply
Ribbon, gems
Stickles & glamour dust

I would like to enter into the following Challenges
Allsorts - At Least One Heart
Simon Says Stamp - With Love
Cute Card Thursday 620 Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you leave, they are appreciated x Susan x

Wednesday 5 February 2020

Vintage Christmas

Hello my lovely crafty friends. Hope you are having a good week and managing to fit some crafty time in.
Just back indoors after taking my fluffy boy out for his walk, we are very lucky to have woodlands just over the road so he can have a good sniff around. A nice day so long as you are wrapped up warm, no snow yet this winter.
Today l am sharing a vintage christmas card, l love this stamp and just added a little touch of green to lift it a bit. Another one for the christmas box - determined not to have to buy a single card this year.

Stamp - Stampendous Snowy Postcard
Versafine sepia ink
Dies -Spellbinders Poinsettia, Marianne Ivy
Pearls, string, stamens. glamour dust

I would like to enter this into the following challenge:-

Allsorts 557  - A Touch Of Vintage

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

Sunday 2 February 2020


Hello lovely crafters. Well, it has been a week since l ventured back into my craft room and l have to say l am enjoying myself again.
Not much excitement this week but l am looking forward to going to see Buddy in Inverness on friday and my 12 year old grandson is coming too as he loves his music.
Today l have used a stamp that has been sitting in the 'to use for the first time' basket. The stamp was challenging to colour as it is a large one, l am happy with the colours l have used and the paper matches perfectly.
 The weather has been a bit miserable this week but on the up side it is getting much lighter and spring not too far away.
Thank you to all for visiting my blog over the last week, so nice to see many of my blog buddies still here.
I have cut out the hummingbird to give it some depth and make it look like it is hovering over the hibiscus.

Stamp Sheena Douglass/ Hummingbird
Coloured with copics & prisma pencils
Stickles & glamour dust
Paper - Dovecraft Floral Muse

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:-
Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes
Penny Black & More @ Allsorts Animals/Birds/Butterflies

Thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to comment.
x Susan x