Saturday, 22 December 2012

Snowflakes and angels tatting.

Hi all,
I don't have a card for you today but I really wanted to share some photo's with you.
Look at my gorgeous snowflakes...
I wish I could say I made these but I don't have that sort of talent.
They were a gift from my friend Margaret (aka MargaretD2)
she loves to do tatting and is so clever.
I was so suprised when these arrived in the post this week.
there are lots of them, I have only shown a few here today. They look gorgeous on my tree.
Margaret also made me some pretty angels, here are two of them....

I can't stop looking at these and all the amazing work that has gone into them.
huge thanks to Margaret, (Margaret, you know I will treasure them)
please check out margarets blog here to see more of her lovely tatting and a snowflake everyday leading up to christmas.
margaret also has an etsy shop, the link is on her blog.
Huge thank you margaret and I hope you dont mind me sharing this on my blog, I love them so much, I just had to show them off to all my friends in blogland.
hugs suzanne x

Thursday, 20 December 2012

evening all,
i hope you are all ready for christmas. Is the shopping all done and pressie's all wrapped?
nope, i'm not ready either! lol
i did find time to make a card though
this is another New year celebration card
I've use La La Land New Year Marci stamp again, well she is so cute.
i also used la la land die's
Street Lamp,
heart fence
heart tree.
these dies really do cut so well and are so easy to get out of the dies. i love them!
i got them from oysterstamps
thank you for stopping by to check out my cards. i really appreciate your visits.
hugs suzanne x

Friday, 14 December 2012

Happy New Year!

Hi all,
ok I know Im a little early for New Year wishes but oysterstamps have got this adorable new range of la la land stamps and I just couldn't wait to get colouring!
isnt she cute!
I've coloured her with copic markers.
appologies for the poor lighting on my photographs again.
hubby is an excellent photographer but can I get him to take pictures of my cards?
so I'll will just have to do my best.
Here is Marci on her card.
I've used spellbinders decorative labels eight for the frame.
other dies used are
La la land water lily,
la la land creepy vines
la la land filigree corner which I absolutely love!
and star dies
the sentiment comes with the marci stamp.
all from oysterstamps.
I'm becoming addicted to this shape card, it always stands out in the crowd!
thank you for stopping by and i really will try to be a better blogger in the new year.
suzanne x

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Merry Christmouse

I do hope you are not fed up with my advent cards because I have another one of them today.
This is my guest DT card for Joanna Sheen challenge blog.
I have used a housemouse stamp and coloured it with copics.
those lovely holly flourishes are my new La La Land die.
I used a woodward punch to make the hearts and die cut the numbers and letters to create the calendar.
The frame is decorative labels 8 from spellbinders.
i added some liquid pearls in ruby red to make the little berries.
thank you for stopping by and thank you to all joanna sheen followers for making me so welcome in my guest designers place. I have really enjoyed being part of the team.
suzanne x

Thursday, 6 December 2012

snowy postcard

I'm back again, twice in one day!
well this cold weather is perfect for crafting. lol
so this afternoon i sat and made this quick card
I've used stampendous snowy postcard stamp
heartfelt creations aster die and la la land holly flourish.
all available from oysterstamps
These dark days are no good for my photography skills!
I have added a little glamour dust.
thank you for stopping by.
suzanne x

Christmas table

Morning all,
Brrrrr it's freezing here again, thank goodness I dont have to go out today.
I'm here to show you some little boxes I've made for the christmas table. I'm putting names on them so I can seat people where I want them and where they will be happy.
You know what big families are like, you have to keep some members a safe distance apart. (or is that just my family) lol
I've used the spellbinders fancy tags 2 dies for the front and back of my box.
The papers are BoBunny father christmas pad from last year.
I have got a new pack of papers this year but i'm still wading through some of my favorites from last year.
The flowers are made from La La Land Lotus flower die.
and the holly is La La Land holly flourish which I cut up to use just the leaves, they were perfect for this little box.
I also added a couple of red gems and used a  punch to make the tiny tag.
If you haven't tired La La Land dies yet you are missing out, no, seriously. they are the best dies i have used so far. I cut 300gsm card and then just tap the back of the die with my finger and the card falls out. how many dies can you say that about!
I'm a la la fan as you can tell. lol
Pop over to Oysterstamps and have a look at the dies and the stamps.
I've not tried the stamps yet but I have got a couple on order so watch this space!
All I need for my little dinner boxes are a couple of little chocolates but if I buy them this early they will get eaten.
(self confessed choc-o-holic)
thanks for popping in to see me today and if I can help with anything just ask. I don't bite (unless you are made of chocolate)!
hugs suzanne x


Tuesday, 4 December 2012

New DT position

hi all,
i'm so excited today to be able to tell you all that i am now a design team member for oysterstamps.
i've been a huge oysterstamps fan for ages now and always look on their site for my new goodies and i've been lucky enough to visit the shop a few times.
i was even there today.
the girls were friendly as they always are and we oo-d and ahhh-d over the new dies they were putting out.
there are so many new dies ansd stamps, the shop is full to bursting point so i was in my eliment.
the shop now sells the La La Land dies and must say these are possibly the best dies i have ever used. they are really pretty and come out of the dies so easily.
i was suprised at how easy they are to use.
here is one of the cards i made
I didn't have a bauble die so i used my La La Land Hot air Balloon die and turned it upside down.
i think its worked perfectly.
i used snowflake embossing folder from cuttlebug and a lovely sentiment stamp from Hot of the Press.
it was in a set called Christmas Words.
i used gold embossing powder on the sentiment
this was such a quick and simple card to make but i have had some lovely comments on it.
I also made this card
i don't usually make gatefold cards but it worked for this design.
i used a sizzix embossing folder called Loving Thoughts for the frame.
i cut round it to make a frame
i used three different la la land dies on this one
rolled rose,
large flourish
creepy vines.
i'm not keen on my colour combo for this one, what was i thinking!
I make it in pink and white tomorrow.
thank you for stopping by and i really hope you will come back.
hugs for now
suzanne (the happy bunny)