Saturday, 30 April 2016

PinChicks Challenge

Hello Pinchicks and all other visitors to my blog, its so nice to 'see' you all.
let me explain the PinChicks challenge for any of you newbie visitors, we are a small group of crafty ladies (men welcome too, and the kids)
every month we browse pinterest and see which project gets us interested and thats the one we attempt to make.
of course there is the possiblilty of some fails but that's all part of the fun. we still want to see project even if it goes totally wrong.
(we won't laugh.....well maybe just a little bit)
as my crafty friends will already know i'm not having a very good time at the moment and a dark cloud hanging over me has zapped me of all motivaton but the last thing I want to do is let my friends down so I am trying hard to still make something.
I have chosen a tiny apple keyring this month because it looked like it wouldn't be too much of a huge challenge and i was right!
I am an apple collector so this appealed to me.
I have a few apples made from wood, glass and silver. It all started when I walking round a carboot sale and a little wooden apple caught my eye. a week or two later I found an adorable 925 silver one and the collection started. I don't go out looking for apples, they find me!
there must be some hidden meaning but I'm not sure what it is yet.
this little crochet apple didn't take me very long at al so I decided to find another apple on pinterest and add that to this months post.
this one looks more like an apple don't you think?
the first looks like a cherry.
and here they are together to give an idea of the size..
I'm actually proud of myself for making these when I really just wanted to hide away in my nest and let the world carry on without me.
(Margaret and Abby,  thank you both for giving me the strength to carry on and the push I needed)
I hope you will pop over to see the others members of our group to see what they have done this month.
if anyone would like to join us please contact me so I can add a link to your blog. You can chose anything pinterest, crochet, tatting, painting, gardening, cleaning, book art, absolutely anything!
i'm looking forward to seeing what the other ladies have made, we keep our projects secret until the last day of the month so its always fun to do a little blog hop and leave some love along the way.
thanks for joining me ladies, you are the best!
hugs Suzanne xx

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Sugar Nellie challenge 136

hi, thank you for stopping by my blog, today I have a new dt card to share with you for the sugar nellie challenge.

Bunnies are not just for easter.

this is an adorable little bunny digi stamp available from funky kits.

and you could get it free with another purchase for a limited time.

I've use copic markers and added a die cut sentiment.

I hope we will see lots of you joining us this month, you can add your cards on the sugar Nellie challenge blog

i'm looking forward to you visiting you to see your cards but remember to use a sugar Nellie image or your entry won't be valid.

hugs Suzanne xx

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

all about the boys?

hello crafty friends, we are here to make a fuss of our boys todays.
I'm from a family which is very male dominated, my husband has 6 brothers and I had two sons so male cards get made more than pretty girlie ones here.
this woodware stamp gets used a lot as it can be kept plain for the older boys or made to look younger with some primary colours and added trains, trucks or monsters.
today I've kept it plain for older member of the family.
(he wont be happy wth that line) LOL
I know these colours wont be everyone's cup of tea but they are perfect for this nature loving man who is happiest when he's out in the forest or fields looking for some rare bird. (the feathered variety, I'm happy to say)
we would love to see your male cards this fortnight at creative inspirations and once again we have a great prize up for grabs so come and check it out HERE
thanks for visiting my blog today, I'd love it if you could take the time to leave me a comment to let me know you were here.
hugs Suzanne x

Sunday, 17 April 2016

creative inspirations, your favorite things.

hi guys,
I'm soooo sorry for being late with my post this week, i'm living under a dark cloud at the moment and everything is hard work but 'i'm getting there.
\so here is my card for the challenge....
out theme is very simple, we just want you to use at least two of your favorite craft items.
Ok maybe that isn't as simple as I first thought....
choosing two favorites.... hmm let me think....
I do love my designer papers.....
I do love my rubber stamps...
oh but then again I do love my digi stamps and my colouring pencils and my watercolour pens and...
yeah you get the picture don't you.... LOL
But I have decided that my two really truly bestist things are (yes sure, bestist, is a real word)
so my bestist things are.....
My bigshot machine and my copic markers!
I think I use both of them every single day.
so what are your two best items?
join us at creative inspirations and you could be in with a chance of winning a £20 gift voucher from crafty Charlie.
i'm looking forward to visiting your blogs.
hugs Suzanne xx

Friday, 1 April 2016

sugar nellie challenge

hello, i'm here to remind you about the new challenge over at sugar Nellie
It is an 'anything goes' challenge but remember to use a sugar Nellie image.
stamps or digi's are fine.
I've used a lovely Pip stamp, she is so sweet and perfect for spring birthdays or just to say 'hello'

I've used copic markers to colour her.
you can buy this image at
I hope you will join us for this months challenge.
you can link your creations here
thanks for stopping by.....
crafty hugs
Suzanne xx