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