Saturday, 20 November 2010


evening crafters,
i've had a lovely day crafting and trying to catch up with some christmas cards. this one is for the challenge over at cuddlybuddly so i've used one of their lovely freebie images, there are lots to chose from so if you haven't grabbed them yet click the link and go help yourself! i will be making some more cards very soon using their images, they are adorable.

I've used papermania papers again and mounted on silver card. the snowflakes are punched from silver card using a xcut paper punch.
flatbacked hearts are from Quixotic paperie

thanks for stopping by,
hugs suzanne x

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

christmas card challenge

hello, i've got another christmas card today, this one is for the shaped challenge over at Sparkle Creations weekly christmas card challenge 
wow there are some lovely cards and idea's on this blog and some lovely stamps too.

my card is a plate style and very quick and easy to make. i've used an embossing folder and papermania sentiment. the flowers were sut using Marinanne Design's gorgeous poinsettia die's bought from cuttingedgecrafts. one of my favorite online craft shops!

thank you for stopping by.

hugs suzanne x

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Happy Xmouse!

morning all,
postie has been but still no sign of the new liliofthevalley stamps grrrr! i can't wait for them to arrive.
in the meantime i have been busy with some christmas cards. this one is is being entered for the challenges over at Paper Sundaes and also The Crafty Pad. my first time on both these site but equally lovely and i will follow with interest, what a great find.
back to my is a simple layout, great because i'm rubbish at getting the layer straight lol i've used papermaia products, cardstock and papers. the sentiment is also papermania. a x-cut snowflake punch and a cutie penny black stamp, i think he's called xmouse. ribbon was a gift from my friend papercraftpat (hello pat)!
thank you for any comments and please check back soon as i will be adding more cards very soon.

hugs suzanne x

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

one for the girls

baby's first christmas card using lilofthevalley stamp.

i made this card for a friends new baby and i am entering it for the girls challenge over at liliofthevalley.
as you can see, there is no sentiment so roll on the 12th of november when lili release their new and gorgeous sentiment stamps! if you haven't seen them yet, get over there right away, they are lovely and must have stamps! i hope they have some left by the time i get there! lol

Friday, 5 November 2010

more bits for sale

hi crafters!
i'm having another little clear out so here are some more bits if anyone is interested.

Nellie's choice Floral punch and embosser punch.
large size
£11 plus £2.50 post (sorry but they are a bit heavy)
check out craftsUlove where these retail for £17.99

next is a pocket watercolour set, half pan size paints.

£5 plus £1 post used once

atc image collection, five books and a lot of loose pages. some pages have been used but not many.
£5 plus £1 postage.
these books retail at about £3 each.

Monday, 25 October 2010

bits for sale

hi all,

i've seen a couple of new stamps i want so thought i better have a clear out first...its that or a divorce! lol

so i have got the following items if anyone is interested...

set of Aqua promarkers, used only twice and that wasn't all colours of course. water brush included
£12.00 + £1.50 postage (SOLD)

two new packets of Kling-on cushioning for un-mounted stamps
£5 postage included (SOLD)

sizzix Originals
fish & fishbowl (used)

£5 inc postage

£4 inc post (used once) (SOLD)

thanks for looking.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

mans best friend

hello crafters,

today i have another challenge card, this time its 'mans best friend' over at CRAFT


i made the collar using some brown cardstock and some studs that have been in the draw forever.....i knew they would come in handy one day!
the charm came in a pack of three from a really cheap pet shop.
i've laminated the image so it can be used as a bookmark and attached it with doggy bone paper clips.

being a doggy person myself, this challenge was easy lol i have lots of doggy craft bits in my stash and a very spoilt real doggy in my house!

thank you for any comments.
suzanne x

Friday, 3 September 2010

lets get digital

hi crafters,

i've made this card for the 'Lets get Digital' challenge over at cupcakecrafts
who would have thought it! i can barely use a calculator!

i just love this image from pollycrafts I'll be back there for more pretty soon!

i made the roses using two sizes of the retro flower punch, they are simple to do but look cute.

i used promarkers to colour the digi.

please pop over to cupcakecrafts and check out the challenges, they are so good for inspiration and have a great DT

thanks for dropping by.
suzanne x (computer expert) cough cough!

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

wow i got top 5

hi crafters,

i hope you all enjoyed the bank holiday weekend...why can't every weekend be 3 days long?

my card today was made for my good craft friend, papercraftpat over at docrafts. i got to visit her on saturday and had a lovely time.
pat, if you see this, thank you for the birthday gifts and for putting up with me, you are a true friend!

i used my promarkers on this image and went for the sepia look but i need to work on that lol its a great reason to order new pens though.

while i am here i want to share some crafty news.....

I made top 5 over at passionforpromarkers! proud am i.
it was for my music theme card which i made for my nephew.
i can now display the top 5 banner on my blog and will do so with huge pride lol

thanks to all at PFPM

Friday, 27 August 2010

promarker challenge

evening crafters,
i'm back with another challenge card. this time its for passionforpromarkers. this weeks challenge was a sketch and to use autumn colours.
i love these colours so much i'm on the hunt for a new paper pack so if you know of a nice one please let me know.

i've made the roses using the EK retro flower punches, they are very simple to do but look cute.
the gorgeous heart doiley was a gift from my good friend sarah from docrafts. thanks sarah!

papers are papermania and some brown parcel paper.
oh and a cute whiff of joy image.

thanks for browsing my blog.
suzanne x

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Blue and green

hello, its pouring with rain here today so this image seemed perfect for the blue and green challenge over at cupcakecrafts

i love blue and green together!

well i better sign off now and rush around the house and make it look as if i've done some HW today! lol

thanks for stopping by.

suzanne x

an award!

morning all,
i have been feeling a little poorly this week ...ahhhhh! lol but this award from margaret really cheered me up!

thank you margaret. i'm not sure i really deserve this award but i am still happy to take it and show it off with pride.

so it is my turn to pass it on to 7 crafty people.
problem is i only five at this stage so will add a couple later.
here is my list, please visit their blogs and gather some inspiration from these talented ladies.

ladies you can now copy the award to your blog and pass it on to 7 blogs that you admire.
thank you all for sharing your work.

suzanne x

Monday, 23 August 2010


hello, i'm back with my second christmas card of 2010 and i didn't promise myself i wouldn't start them till september but couldn't resisit the challenge over at aspoonfullofsugar
so here's my card...

i've used pearlised card and cuttlebug embossing folders.

the bauble stamp was stamped using a glue pad then i added fine glitter.

thanks for stopping by.

suzanne x

Thursday, 19 August 2010

winter blue

evening all, i'm back with yet another challenge card. this one is Winter Blue over at passionforpromarkers

the paper is by papermania and i've glittered a snowflake cut with a x-cut punch.

i'm not sure what this style of card is called but i half cut the nestie so it sort of swivels.

the cute little mouse is my newest stamp. he's a penny black and i love him! lol

this is also my entry to the challenge between friends which i set this week with a theme of glitter.
i always struggle for idea's on how to use glitter so please feel free to send me your idea's and tips.

thank you stopping by and for any comments you may leave.

suzanne x

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

all the two's

back with another challenge, this time its all the two's for the cupcake's 2nd birthday....happy birthday!

the challenge this week was to use two papers, two ribbons and two flowers.
i think i managed that!

flowers were made with the ek retro flower punch.

why not pop over to cupcake and check out the blog hop, there are some very talented crafters to be found!

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Sketch saturday

hi crafters,
today i have got my sketch saturday card to show you, i've used this house mouse stamp so many times and still love it. i guess it helps to have a hubby that is into photography!

the papers were sent to me in a swap so i have no idea what they are but i think they work with this image.
the simple sentiment is a papermania stick on.

i've used a yellow ribbon but coloured it black using my promarker and you would never guess lol

ok must go and make sure i'm not missing anything on qvc craft now.

thanks for stopping by and thank you to everyone who has left me comments and become followers, wow i'm flattered, thank you!

suzanne x

Thursday, 12 August 2010

strawberries & cream

aww yummy, i love strawberries!

the inspiration for this card came from a friend over at DoCrafts, craftingallday, check out her blog she makes such beautiful cards and when i saw the strawberries in her gallery i just had to order them. you can find them here at joanna sheen.

tilda and strawberries were coloured with promarkers and I scruntched up some parcel paper then inked it with Tim Holtz distress ink, tea die.

i hope you like the finished card. i am pleased with it which is rare for me.

thank you for stopping by.

suzanne x

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

promarker challenge card

evening all, oh dear it has been raining all afternoon and my poor dog went to bed sulking so i sat and made this card for the promarker challenge over at passionforpromarkers the theme this week is Music and of course you have to use promarkers on the card.
well i love my promarkers so that part was easy!

easel shape again, i must stop doing these!

i've used an old music sheet to stamp the letters on and used the Mikey digi image, i've sat him ontop of an old cd (one of hubby's not mine) lets hope he thinks its 'old' too!

How cute is Mikey? aww if i was 30 years younger and made of paper.......!!

Check out the promarker challenge site, they really do give you some great inspiration......oh and great prizes too!

nephew's card

morning crafters,

the weather isn't looking to bright today but thats the perfect excuse to stay inside and craft. i've got a list of 6 cards to make before the weekend so i'm hoping to get at least two done today. i know....i'm not the fastest crafter in the world.

my card today is another easel card, this time for my teenage nephew. teenage cards are not easy for me, i'm a bit out of touch lol i'm sure i've got it right though with this one.

thanks for looking.

Monday, 9 August 2010

my mum is 80

hello bloggers, happy monday to you all.
the weather here is still lovely and sunny so i sat in the garden and coloured this joanna sheen image to go on my mum's 80th birthday card. notice there is no big 8 0 on the card, she would not appreciate that! lol

i think she will also tell me off about tearing pages from a book, i was always taught to respect books so 'sorry mum' cor i came close to saying 'it wasn't me' then and letting my brother take the blame.....again! lol some things never change.

i love this easel shapped card and its so easy to make.

i've stamped mum with Dimentions Fourth alphabet stamps, i really must go back on that site and see if anything catches my eye, they are great stamps.

(oops sorry about the side view)
the tiny poppy heads were picked from my garden yesterday, i have no idea why they were so tiny but they are perfect for cards so i hope i can grow them again next year.

i've used Tim Holtz tea die distress ink on the book pages and the nellie frame but i'm sure my dear old mum will just think i've smudged it.....she is not a crafter!

i'm think she is going to like this card though. thats one down but i had better get on and make the 'nan' cards now from my son's.

thanks for stopping by.

crafty hugs, suzanne x

Thursday, 22 July 2010

wow candy time

wow just look at this incredible candy, how gorgeous are those stamps! check it out here you have untill 30th july.
Look what the postie bought for me today
a beautiful brooch, handmade by margaretd2. i am a brooch collector and this is my first handmade one.

margaret also made me a lovely cupcake. thank you margaret, i know you will read this.

my cute cupcake!hanging in my car.

Friday, 16 July 2010

an award!

hi crafters!

it's been such a long time since i was last here in blog land, i'm the worlds worst blogger!
i promise to do better lol
i'm here today so show off my special award from margaretd2. i am so proud of it. margaret you have become a good friend. please check out margarets blog, she is such a multi talented lady and if you are hungry she has some yummy cupcakes over there!

i'm still struggling to learn my way around the whole bloggin thing but i will try and i will add a couple of new projects over the following week.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

craft clear-out

I am trying to have a bit of a craft clear out, its not easy! but i have a few bits here that i haven't used for a long time, if at all. so i thought i'd try to sell them. please contact me if you are interested, either here on on DC (suzanne2)
watch this space as i could be adding more bits later today.
thank you!
i'm sorry but i can only post to the UK.
all my items come from a smoke free home and are in good condition.
large Stamps Happen Inc wood mounted stamp. Lilly Pilly 80104 also about 5 inches

£5 + £1 postage
large stamp from Stamps Happen inc. sweet little tulip fairy. Tulip 80097 this is a big stamp approx 5inches tall. on wooden block. please email if you need better photo's.

£5 + £1 postage

sizzix Jessie and Tucker die £2 + 50p post

sizzix originals tage2 (no plastic box this time) £5 + 75p post

(originals are the thick red dies)

permanent markers ideal for peel off's £2 + 50p post

sizzix originals postcard die in plastic box. used once £5 + 75p post

sizzix replacement embossing folders new pack containing 5 folders £1 + 50P post

fiskars 22cm paper trimmer £5 +£1 post

ellisons die clipboard used once £1 + 50p postage


sizzix originals charms in plastic box. £5 + 75p postage

Sizzix originals, Bookplates in plastic case. £5 + 75p post

3 x sizzix dies, paisley hearts, rectangles and buttons. £3 + 50p p&p for all 3

Sizzix BBQ die, new in sealed packet £1.50 +50p p&p