Tuesday, 30 August 2011

All Grown Up

hello, i hope you all enjoyed the long weekend.
we had a lovely family roast yesterday and the 'men' in the family played demolition games in my son's new house. errrrk!
they have taken out everything but the wall and next weekend the chimney will be history!
i must say they worked up an appetite though and every plate was clean. lol

us girls just had fun cooking and chatting and i didnt get crafting untill they all left.
thats when i settled down at the craft table and made this easle card.
totally inspired by mina at pinkpuds
i just love her blog and it makes me want to craft.

i have used the same image by Mo manning and papermania's recycled card blanks.
the gorgeous swirl is a chery lyn one from oysterstamps.

ive coloured the image with promarkers and will enter this card into their challenge this week.

thanks to mina for the inspiration.

hugs suzanne x

Thursday, 25 August 2011

note cards

hello, i've got a couple of bits to add today and will start with my notecards.
tutorial came from paula (pottermad at docrafts)
it's very easy to follow and will make a nice little gift for my mum.

i've used Picnic in the Park papers and a liliofthevalley stamp.
he sould be holding a big flower but i didnt want that for these simple notecards.

inside view and cards.

front of note box

Selection of note cards, there are 6 in the box.

i am entering this into the challenge at cupcake this week and also

i must also say thank you to my friend sarah (ss73 from DC) for pointing me in the right direction for paula's tutorial or i would have missed it.
thanks sarah.

i'll be back later with more cards but first......time for lunch!

hugs suzanne x

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Little Treasure

eye eye captain!

how cute is this little pirate teddy. he is my latest digi. you can find him at pollycraftdigi's and he is a bargain price of just 99p

i've coloured him with promarkers and will enter him in the challenge at passionforpromarkers this week.

i've also used a papermania recycled paper card blank and the map is a colouring page which i resized and coloured with promarkers

hope you like it.

thanks for looking at my blog and for any comments you may leave.

suzanne x

Helping Hand

good evening bloggers!

this one is a little different for me but don't worry, i haven't lost the plot. well not completely! lol

this is my decorated spatular and its not for cooking. its perfect for those hard to press paper punches, simply put the spatular on top of the punch and press, its works a treat......go on, try it!

I've used Mo's cute image called What's Cooking
i am entering it into mo's challenge this week which is 'anything but a card'

i hope this fits the bill.

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

hugs suzanne x

Monday, 15 August 2011

special day

hi, im back again today with this gorgeous digi, i just love her!
she's available from CraftsandMe and called Forever Rose.

i've used the first edition papers again, the photo really doesnt do them justice, they are are so sparkly and strokable (is that a real word)? lol

i think you can see the sparkle a little better from this angle.

image is coloured with copics.
hair E000

i am entering this card into the sketch challenge at cupcake this week.
please pop over and check out the treasure hunt there, they have some gorgeous goodies to give away!

thank you again for stopping by.

suzanne x

Letters to a Friend

I'm here with my gift for a friend.
i've covered the address, that sheet of paper wont stay there.

this is so easy to make, a simple stack of evelopes with a little secret.....

top envelope is hinged to reveal a nice choccie snack.

please contact me if you would like instructions on how to make the secret box.

i am entering this into the challenge at CRAFT

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

suzanne x


oh wow, i won the challenge at CRAFT!
thank you sharon, Jo and the team!

happy happy happy!

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Computer Boy

Good evening,
welcome to my blog, i hope you find something you like here.

this card is for my nephew who is such a computer geek!
its ok, he won't mind me saying that about him. lol

the image is a new one from Mo's digital pencil.
i love Mo's art work.

the papers are from the Complete boy stack.

the cable and plug were simply cut from black card.

i was dreading making a card for my nephew, i just couldnt find the right thing but them Mo put this new image on her blog this morning, is she telepathic?

thanks mo, great timing!

thank you for stopping by.

hugs suzanne x

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

cotton anniversary

good afternoon, what a lovely one it is here too, the sun is shining bright, it feels like summer!

i'm here with another card, this time i've made a 2nd anniversary card.
the second anniversary is of course cotton so what better way to celebrate than to add this gorgeous tatted cotton bracelet.
simply untie the bows and wear. itsn't it fab!

i wish i could say i tatted the bracelet but sadly im not that talented.
i got it from a very special and clever lady called margaret. you may know her as margaretD2 from docrafts.
please check out her etsy store if you would like a gorgeous tatted item.

the paper tag is easily removed before you want to wear it.

it looks great on and is perfect for holidays, its so light to wear.
i love it so much i've got one for myself.
and mine has got tiny beads on it!

Margaret you are so talented. these are beautiful.

back to my card...
i've used first edition papers and a freebie stamp from a magazine.
this little bear is the stamp that cost me a small fortune, he was the one who got me into stamping.
naughty little newton!
(well i've got to blame someone) lol

i've cut newton bear so he sits partly outside the nestie, very simple to do byt looks effective.

i am entering this card into the challenge at CRAFT

thank you for stopping by again and please check out margarets amazing creations before you sign off.

hugs suzanne x

Monday, 8 August 2011

Just a Note

im here early today with a little post it note holder. it was going to be tonight's project but i couldnt wait to get started.

i love this lilofthevalley image.....well, lets face it, i love all lotv images!

post it notes were on a bogof offer this week at sainsbury's so please pop back to see another idea i have for them.

for this one i have used DCWV paper stack, Nana's Nursery.
the roses were simple punched flowers, i love making them but they do take a bit of time. worth it though i think.

i am entering this project into the challenge over at lotv this week.

thanks for stopping at my blog.

suzanne x

Sunday, 7 August 2011

little angel

can you believe the weekend has gone by so fast! i really think we should add every friday to the weekend dont you?

i've not done much crafting this weekend, unless you include craft shopping because hubby has treated me to a couple of bits. i'm sure he will be pleased when he finds out! lol

one of the treats was this gorgeous angel digi from craftsandme. isnt she beautiful and she is so nice to colour.
i used a mix of copics and spectrum noirs.
i gave my verdict on the noirs over at docrafts.

back to my card, it was almost thrown together really, i was more interested in the colouring in part.

i used marianne dies for the heart and first edition, spring feast paper which is lush!
chucked on some glamour dust clear gems.

as its pretty flat i think i'll try to laminate it and leave it on my sisters grave for her birthday this month.

(i miss you sis x)

no challenges for this one but i hope you still it.

thanks for looking.

suzanne x

Friday, 5 August 2011


hello, thanks for visiting my blog, i hope you see something you like.
this card is Big hugs and is for the challenge at passionforpromarkers

i've use a kanban stamp which i love.
 there is nothing better than a big hug from my dog.
oops i hope hubby doesnt read this! 

Thursday, 4 August 2011

for sale, plastic canvas.

i've had a little sort out today and found this bundle of plastic canvas, i was actually looking for fimo. LOL 
i looked on ebay and one sheet is £2.90 inc post!! so this little lot is a bargain.
17 sheets of plastic canvas, mixed colours, white, clear and black.
10 1/2  x 13 1/2 inches

i'll have a look after dinner and might find some patterns, i know ive got some here......somewhere! lol

two sheets have one corner missing.

£20 inc postage.
uk only.
smoke free home.

30 1oz packets of sculpey clay, same sort of medium as fimo.
a couple have had the corner used but still great value.
this is a heavy item so sorry about postage.
£12 plus £4 post
uk only

Monday, 1 August 2011

dress up card

i have had so much fun making this card, it really took me back to when i was a little girl and collected the comic called mandy. she was a paper doll with lots of cut out clothes. hmm i wonder if that was the start of my crafting addiction?

i've made this card using Mo's image Trudy. i printed the dress a few times on patterned paper and used a ribbon to hold the selection of dresses to the card.
the doll is removable too and the image underneath her is blank so the recipient can colour it in herself.

i wonder if her mummy will let her use the copics to colour in Trudy?
hmmm i think not!

i have entered this card into the challenge at cupcake

thanks for stopping by.

suzanne x