Wednesday, 19 April 2017

challenge time again at Creative Inspirations

wow the weeks are flying by and its already time for another challenge at creative inspirations.
this fortnight we would love to see all your girlie creations and our sponsors over at the Paper Shelter have some gorgeous girlie images which are perfect.
I chose this adorable image but I cropped her as I didn't want the full image. that's one of the great things about using a digi.
i'm not happy with my photography skills again. my papers are a lovely bright lime green but here they look yellow.
I haven't added a sentiment yet, I can't decide what I want on this card. maybe just a simple 'hug' will do. We could all do with a hug sometimes aye.
please join us so we can see your girlie papercrafts. simply add them HERE
happy crafting!
Suzanne xx


Wednesday, 5 April 2017

creative inspirations handmade cards challenge

Its challenge time again over at Creative Inspirations.
we had such a lot of lovely entries last time so i'm hoping you will all join in again.
the theme this fortnight is spring.
the first thing that I think of for spring is always the beautiful daffodils
so of course I had to use this beautiful simple digi.
and because it was such a beautiful sunny spring day I took my card out in the garden to take a photo of it.
It actually felt more like summer here in Essex.
the garden is looking pretty with all the new buds showing, don't you just love this time of year!
Please pop over to the other design team members to see what they have created for spring and then feel free to enter your creations HERE
Natalie has got a lovely prize up for grabs this time so good luck everyone!
good luck everyone

Friday, 31 March 2017

March PinChicks challenge

Hello, sorry i'm a little late today with my pin but here is what I have been making
As you can see I haven't managed to finish it in time so I thought I would show you the work in progress.
I haven't been too well which is why it isn't finished but I have to thank my dear friend Margaret for her support and the lovely flowers she sent me to cheer me up,
thank you Margaret.
they arrived like this
and soon looked like this.
they are so cheerful.
thank you.
Suzanne xx

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

handmade cards challenge

Hello, Happy Wednesday!
that means its challenge time over at Creative Inspirations and this fortnight our sponsor is
All Dressed UP.
they have some adorable images so please pop over and check them out.
They are also offering two images to the winner of our challenge.
here is my card...
oh how I wish I had legs like that!
I've made this card for my mum but when I was little she would always say to me
"blue and green should never be seen"
but I like this colour combo.
you can enter our challenge at Creative Inspirations.
I hope all mum's have a lovely day on sunday.
I'm sorry for all those who longer have their mum, i'm sure she is in your thoughts.
my prayers are for you this sunday.
 Hugs for now
Happy Crafting.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Anything goes at creative inspirations challenge

hi all,
its time for another challenge at we know how you all love the 'anything goes' themes so that's exactly what we have this fortnight.
our sponsor is Lili of the Valley and they have a generous gift up for grabs.
here is my card
my photography skills have let me down again because this paper is very pretty but doesn't look it here.
my friend send me the wooden hearts and they worked perfectly with some rolled paper.
look at his adorable little face, don't you just love him!
i'm keeping this post short as i'm nursing a flu bug and feeling sorry for myself but want to wish you all good luck with the challenge.
hugs Suzanne x

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Creative Inspirations, Petals and Pearls Challenge

Rush rush rush.....
Aw sorry guys, I'm so late today with my challenge post...
(slaps self on the wrist)
better late than never though aye?
Our challenge is one of my favorites this fortnight, Petals and Pearls.
check out the amazing cards created by my team mates, they are all so pretty.
I tried to keep my card clean and simple, mainly because I had a new Apple Blossom die set I wanted to play with. Its the Floral Frame set from and I love it!
I used a photo of my son and daughter-in-law behind an acetate window. I love this picture of them together.
I cut the die out of the card blank and then put it back over the acetate and add some pearls. Its the perfect anniversary card for them.
I hope you will join us at creative inspirations this fortnight and share your petals and pearls creations.
our sponsor this time is
                         and they have put up a generous £10 gift voucher for this fortnights winner.

enter your petals and pearls projects HERE
I look forward to visiting your blogs and leaving some comments.
If you can find the time to leave me a comment to let me know you were here that would be great.
thank you!
hugs for now
Suzanne xx

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

creative inspirations anything goes.

hi crafty friends,
its challenge day at creative inspirations today and our theme is an all time favorite with everyone, its 'Anything Goes'
our sponsor is bugaboo which is one of my favorite digi sites, I love their cute and images.
I chose these funny little dogs and grouped them together.
his face is makes me smile, cheeky little fellow.
It kinda hurts me too because as some of you already know I lost my beloved dog this week. We are all so heart broken so if I don't get round to leaving comments on your entries this fortnight I hope you will understand why. I just don't feel like doing anything at the moment, not even crafting.
I miss my cuddles.
 R.I.P. Tia, you gave us so much love and taught us the meaning of loyalty.
you have left a huge hole in our family and in our hearts.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Cute Critters

hello crafty friends, Its challenge time again at creative Inspirations and this fortnight we have not one but TWO sponsors with great prizes up for grabs.
All you have to do is share your cute critters with us.
this was the perfect chance for me to use my new bugaboo digi
isn't he adorable!
I used the bare minimum colouring but I love how he turned out.
I added a red diecut frame and the sentiment is from lawnfawn.
this was a very quick and simple card to make but I'm really pleased with the end result.
I look forward to visiting your blogs to see what you have done with your cute critters.
add your cards HERE
if you like my card pls leave me a comment.
many thanks for visiting me today.
hugs suzane xx

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

handmade card flowers for 2017

hello friends...
Its time for another challenge at creative inspirations and this fortnight we would like to see some flowers.
we all love flowers right?
here is my card....
Ive used Altenew flower dies set and also stamping up stamp set called Timeless Textures
I used Wow heat embossing powder

I cut the front of the card with Sue Wilson die set Double Pierced Background Dies CED5512
I hope you will join in the challenge HERE and you could win a great prize.
hugs Suzanne x