Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Its Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas!

Hello Friends and Visitors,
as the title suggests its it looking like Christmas at Creative Inspirations so please get out your festive stash and come and join us...
here is my card...
this photo doesn't really do it justice.
I tried my new Gamsia watercolour paints but it didn't really work the way I imaged it.
I think it needs some bling.
i've used Art Journey stamps and gold embossing powder.
I must admit I did groan a little when Natalie said this fortnight would be Christmas and she just laughed at me.
I've got the glitter and sparkle bug now and want to make more Christmas cards....
I might even get my Christmas cards finished early this year.
hmm don't your hold your breath! Haha
I hope you will come and join us in the challenge and you could win a great prize from our sponsor.
there is also sad new from our sponsor so check that out and grab a bargain.
enter your Christmas creations at Creative Inspirations.
I'm looking forward to visiting you to see what you have made.
Merry Christmas!
Suzanne xx

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Pinterest Challenge for July

wow its the end of july already, how did that happen?
I've neglected my blog and my crafting this month due to ill health but I wont bore you with that.
I did manage to get my pin finished BUT I have to owe up and tell you that It didn't end up as planned.
I have been collecting ring pulls/soda tabs as I just knew I would end up wanting some one day (you know we all do that sort of stuff don't we.)
So I got my ring pulls out and searched pinterest, who knew you could make SOOOOOO many different things, jewellery, clothes, YES clothes!
I chose a nice bag. long strap and fold over flap. It looked easy enough.
It wasn't as easy as I though. It just turned out to be such slow work.
Then I took a day off and went to visit my parents. Now anyone who knows my dad will know he is the sort of man that doesn't let you leave his house without taking something with you.... biscutes, sweets or in my case a lamp!
yep, he gave me a little desk lamp which I put in the back of my car but on the way home it got damage.....
My gorgeous Tia sat on it!
look at the state of this lamp shade.
It wasn't Tia's fault, she can do no wrong in my eyes. LOL
so that's when the idea came to me that I could change my pin and make it into a shade.
I had already got this much done so I didn't want to start all over again and do it as the pin said so I carried on with the original bag pattern method.
I used the crochet method to join the pulls.
the finished lamp.

and it works!!!

But I really don't like it.
I've finished it because I didn't want to blog another fail this month but now its finished i'm going to take it all apart and start again. I'll use a different method for joining the pulls which can be found here
when its finished I blog it so you can see the improvement.
now if you have time please pop over to the pinchicks and see what they have made this month.
I hope you can spare a moment of your time to leave them some love.
hugs Suzanne xx

Saturday, 30 July 2016

sugar nellie challenge 139

rush rush rush rushing..
Oh My Word i'm soooo late
sorry peeps.
I don't know how I missed the challenge day. I had my post already to go but did something wrong and didn't set it up properly.
anyway here is my card for this months challenge...
Isn't she sweet? I just love her.
I love taking my camera out with me and of course I like to take photo's of the birds I see. (never as good as my hubby's photographs tho)
this stamp is available at funkykits and don't forget you can use any stamp from funky kits to join in with our challenge.
hugs Suzanne xx

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Summer Sun

Hi all,
Happy Wednesday!
yep its Wednesday and that means its challenge day over at creative inspirations again
this week we would love to see your summer/sunshine &summer holiday cards.
I've used one of my favorite digi images from Sassy Cheryl
I've coloured it with my copic markers and added a die cut 'love' sentiment from paper smooches.
this lovely digi always makes me smile and reminds me of the friendship I have with my own little dog. (she loves the beach)
Our sponsor this fortnight is Craftie Charlie and they are offering a very generous £20 voucher for our winner so please come and join us.
good luck everyone
hugs Suzanne xx

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Pinterest challenge for June.

hello PinChicks!
I hope you have all had a great month.
I managed to complete my project this month without any drama. (I know, it makes a nice change for me) LOL
so I decided to play safe and get out my crochet hook and I found these adorable little shoes on pinterest that I just had to try...
they turned out so cute!
they are small though so I think they would only fit a doll or maybe a nice decoration to hang on a pram.
you can see how small they are in my hand.
but this got me thinking, wouldn't they be cute made even smaller and used as a keyring or phone charm for a new mummy.
so I got out my cotton and a really small hook and set to work....
these were harder work as I'm not used to the small hook and cotton but I'm glad I made them.
here is a picture of them together to show an idea of the size difference.
I hope you will find the time to pop over to the other pinchicks and see what they have made this month.
you can find them here...
remember to leave them some love and let them know you came to visit.
hugs Suzanne xx


sugar nellie challenge

Hi all,
It's time for another challenge over at sugar Nellie and we hope some of you will join us.
you can make any kind of card as long as you use an image from sugar nellie.
here is my card
I chose to colour Pip again as she is one of my favorite stamps. I drew the rock for her to sit on using copic markers. 
I used the side stepper style card and added the LaLa Land trees and grass. 
the clouds are a die from Joy Crafts.
I love browsing your blogs to see what you have made so please join us this month at the sugar Nellie challenge.
hugs Suzanne xx

Wednesday, 22 June 2016


Anyone fancy playing bingo?
have a look at the bingo board over at Creative Inspirations and pick a row.
I've chosen to go diagonal across the board and pick, flowers, buttons and dots.
here is my card....

I chose some dotty papers and then used an embossing folder to make dots on the plain pink card.

I cut the flower dies and added a button in the centers.

how cute is the fairy image?
she could be yours if you enter and win the our challenge.
the sponsor has a generous prize up for grabs.

click HERE to join the challenge.
i'm looking forward to visiting your blogs.
hugs Suzanne x