Friday, 26 October 2012

November already!

i'm here to show you the calendar page i have made for my friend papercraftpat.
(hello pat~ ~ waves~ # )
I can't believe we only have one more page to go after this one, the year has flown by.
so here it is....

sorry about the poor lighting, i really must get some photography lesson's from hubby!

i used 3 shades of blue card from my stash,

the ribbon is much more sparkly in real life and was a gift from pat so now she gets a little bit of it back.

the wording was cut using my GoKreate die set.

the image was a pleasure to colour with my copics and was a freebie from
whimsie doodles

i'll definiately be using this site again, the images are adorable.
I've added some star dust stickles to her sparklers.

so its November next week and hubby has a birthday on the 3rd, i think i better get his card made next. I've got the image ready so just need to find some nice manly papers lol

watch this space!

thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave, i really appreciate them all.

suzanne2 x


Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Pretty in Pink

hello crafters,
It's a lovely sunny day here again but a bit on the blowy side. I really need some chai tea but it will have to wait!
I'm here with a girlie card for my pretty girlie daughter-in-law.
the image is from saturated canary and it really reminds me of our Gemma.
Gemma looked like this on her wedding day
(can't resist the oppotuntiy to slip in another wedding picture) lol
here is the finished card..
i used spellbinders decorative labels eight to cut the image.
pink glitter card from my stash
i added a few nail gems to her hair for some added bling.
the sentiment is cut using my new Britania dies which arrived this morning, perfect timing from Pink Frog Crafts.
i'm really please with these delicate word dies.
(Note to Gemma, have a lovely day Gem and i know your biggest wish can't come true but i hope all your other ones do. you deserve it. happy birthday)!
right, so it really is time to get the kitchen floor mopped now, ive put it off long enough.
back later.
thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may wish to leave.
suzanne x

Monday, 15 October 2012

Heartfelt Asters

Hello crafters,
Aww its a chilly morning her in Essex, anyone would think it was winter!
I spent some time flattening clothes this morning and when i finished i was a bit warmer and thought i deserved a little treat so i reached for the mobile and rang Oyster stamps.
Its my most favorite place and they had a new Aster stamp so that is now on its way to me.
I really love the Aster collection from Heartfelt Creations, the stamps print with such fine lines, not like some of the chunkier ones.
i made this card yesterday
Im afraid i can't tell you where the pretty pink paper came from as i've lost the front cover from the pack. i have a feeling it was a freebie with a magazine but i could be wrong.
plain card in two shades of pink are from papermania's textured capsule.
frame is made using martha stewart punches.
the beautiful stamp is fom Heatfelt Creations Aster collection and i've used the matching die set to make the flowers.
both from oysterstamps.
the sentiment is from a justRite set called Grande sentiments and is also from oysterstamps. (i can see a pattern here)! lol
i will enter my card into the challenge at
thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may wish to leave.
suzanne2 x

Friday, 12 October 2012


hi all, I'm here with the start of my male cards, I have loads to make for november and as im too good at mens card i thought I had better make a start on them.
for inspiration i went straight to Here Come the Boys, well were else would give me what i need!
the challenge there is monochrome and i thought that was a great place to start.
don't you just these dark days, it's so difficult to get a good photo. any tips would be appreciated.
i've used white and grey papermania papers.
white buttons from my stash.
(don't come in my house with cute buttons on your shirt, i'll be snipping them away)!
the image was coloured with a mix of grey promarkers.
i put the pale grey paper through  the bigshot using the birthday embossing folder from cuttlebug.
so this is male card number one.....only 6 more to go!
i will enter this one into the challenge at Here Come the Boys

Monday, 8 October 2012

not another easel card!

yep, i'm afraid so. it is another easel card today. well i did tell you they are my favorites.
todays one is round and i used my large GoKreate circle dies to cut the card blank.
i've plain red cardstock from oysterstamps, its lovely and thick, i'm guessing probably 350gsm
sentiment was also from oysterstamps and come from a set by JustRite called Grand Sentiments.
this adorable image is a penny black stamp, sent to me by my friend Abby.
(thanks Abby, shhh can you see my colouring mistake)?
i made a little pocket in the base so that i could tuck a round tag in there as its always hard to know where to write on an easle card.
i can't take credit for the tag idea as i got it from Dorte, she has entered a beautiful easle card into the challenge at fussyandfancy and i really enjoyed browsing her blog and i borrowed her tag idea.
Dorte, thank you for the inspiration.
you can see her card and blog here
i will enter this card into the challenge at Anything Goes.
thank you for looking at my blog and for any comments you might leave.
hugs suzanne x

Friday, 5 October 2012

Fussy and Fancy Autumn card.

hi all,
I have some really exciting news today, I have been invited to join the design team at FussyandFussy!
i'm so pleased and really looking forward to joining in with all the fun and challenges.
my 1st challenge card was really in my comfort zone, an easle card. all my friends already know this is my personal favorite.
so here is my card
as we are now in October i thought i would use some lovely autumn colours.
my image is a digi image from sassy cheryl's and was in the bargain box for just $0.50
there are loads of bargains in there, please check it out.
i used copic's to colour the image and used tea dye distress ink on the edges.
i used bitty blossoms die to cut the flowers and then simply rolled them up into shape.
the leaves were punched using my new leone em punch. my first purchase with some of my birthday money!
so how did i do?
this is my first DT card and i hope its the first of many.
if you have any questions please feel free to ask.
please pop over to fussyand fancy and join us in this lovely challenge.
i will be entering the challenge at sassycheryl's
thank you for stopping by and for any comments you might leave.
hugs suzanne x