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Thank you for dropping by. I hope you like what you see, please feel free to leave a comment or just say hello so l know you have passed through. Happy crafting and blogging x Susan x

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Allsorts Challenge 436

It is saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week my lovely teamie Mervi is the host and she has chosen
Trees & Leaves
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.
I love this time of year when all the leaves are changing colour to all the beautiful reds, golds l just think they are stunning - picking up the fallen leaves is a very different matter. This year l am going to bag the leaves for leaf mould and l have plenty of trees in my garden that are currently shedding their leaves.
We are very lucky to live in the countryside and often see dear in the woodlands over the road and sometimes even running across the road which can be a bit scary.
So here is my offering for this week.


All Stamps by Inkylicious
Distress & adirondak inks
glamour dust

We have been generously sponsored by Marianne Design

Have a good weekend, enjoy crafting and hopefully some outdoor time to see those stunning trees that are all around us :)
Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Monday, 2 October 2017

October Penny Black & More @ Allsorts

Hello my lovely crafty friends. Here we are the beginning of October and time for the new challenge over at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts and this month the challenge is
Close to Nature
The Design Team have been hard at work with their Penny Blacks and have some gorgeous inspiration to share with you over on the challenge blog here along with all the details.  You can use any brand of stamp except digi (NO DIGI IMAGES), the focal point of your project must be stamped to be in with a chance of winning one of our fabulous prizes. One lucky winner using a Penny Black stamp will be chosen to be a Guest Designer on a future challenge.
Lots of options for this challenge - animals, scenes or floral.


Stamps Penny Black 4200K Berry Wreath,
30-057 Winter Whites and Greens
Glamour Dust, stickles,
Ribbon & bells
Red embossing powder

We have been generously sponsored by....



I stamped the wreath on the base card and then again on a spare piece of card in a sparkly red embossing powder - l then cut it out and attached it over the base card. The cones were stamped in the corner and glitter added, a bit of ribbon and bells and job done. A fairly quick card and it does look better IRL.

Thank you for stopping by and for your comments x Susan x 

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Allsorts Challenge 435

It is saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week my lovely teamie Helene is the host and she has chosen
Sentiment in Focus
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details


Stamp Inkylicious
Silver Embossing powder
Floral stamp Heartfelt Creations - Sun Kissed Fleur 
Papers Timeless Victorian 

We have been generously sponsored by DigiStamp Boutique
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We have had gorgeous weather this week here in the Moray area of Scotland and we have managed to get quite a few jobs done in the garden. To say l will be glad when the midges have gone is an understatement, we have lots of trees and woodland around here which seem to be a magnet for them - bite cream is always at hand.  Hope you have all had good weather this week, enjoy your weekend, whatever you are doing. I hope to find some blackberries to go with the huge bags of apples we have picked and froze for winter.

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Allsorts Challenge 434

The new challenge over at Allsorts has started and this week my lovely teamie Brenda is the host and she has chosen
Things With Wings
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.  Lots of options to choose from - butterflies, fairies, planes.


Stamp by Chloe Butterfly Wreath
Coloured with copics
Silver embossing powder
Vellum & gems

I have had this stamp a while and don't really use it enough. Firstly l stamped on white card with clear versamark then heat embossed with silver powder, l then repeated on vellum. l coloured by butterflies on the reverse of the vellum and the colour comes through nicely, after cutting out the butterflies l carefully added them to the card and popped a couple of gems to the centres. I just finished off with lines around the edge of white card to give a nice finish.

We have a couple of gorgeous stamps for this weeks winners.
   

I am just sat looking at the sky wondering if it is an outdoor or indoor day today. Yesterday was glorious and l got so much done outside but still quite a lot to do - tidying up the veg garden and still some bulbs to go in, l called into garden centre yesterday for some bags of patio base to go under new flags for my swing chair and when walking past the bulbs they had a buy one get one free on some tulips and l thought it would be very rude to just walk past ..... but no rush to get tulips in as they can be done in november. My sweet peas have been amazing and still picking lots for the house along with gladioli.

 Hope you are all having a good weekend and hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Penny Black & More Midway Reminder

Hello my lovely crafty friends, we are now a little bit more than halfway through the Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge for September as l forgot to prepare my post. This month it is
Get Ready For Christmas

You still have plenty of time to join in to be in with a chance of winning a great prize from one of  our generous sponsors listed below.
My teamies have some lovely pieces to share with you over on the challenge blog here along with all the details. You can use any brand of stamp except digi's - any entries using digi images will not be eligible for a prize. If you use a Penny Black stamp you could be chosen as a Guest Designer for a month.


Using Penny Black 40-405 Holly Tweet
Coloured with copics
White embossing powder, 
Distress inks, stickles, ribbon

We are generously sponsored by...
Penny Black

Swedish Housecrafts

Rare Earth Stamps The subsidary company of Tattered Lace dealing in stamps.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Allsorts Challenge 433

It is saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week my lovely teamie Ellie is the host and she has chosen a very appropriate theme this week.
Feels Like Autumn
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.

Stamp House Mouse Autumn set Tumble
Coloured with copics
papers Papermania Sunshine Paper pad
Stickles, liquid pearls
hessian ribbon, brad

We have two lovely prizes this week from Tonic

   

I chose my papers and stamp at the beginning of the week and they just sat on my desk until yesterday - l really need to find more time for my crafting.

Did l get my bulbs planted....not quite, 162 on sunday and another 70 through the week so still have a lot to get in ....then l went into our local Lidl and they had bulbs in and l could not resist.  We have had a lot of rain this week and the ground is saturated which is not a help.

Have a good weekend whatever you are doing, we are partying today as our son  Michael was 21 yesterday and we are celebrating today, l might even open some bubbles the only thing is no one else will want any :). x Susan x

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Allsorts Challenge 432

It is saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week my lovely teamie Kath is the host and she has chosen
Use at Least 2 DP's
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.
I am now in Christmas mode so there will be lots posted on here over the next few months.


Stamp - LOTV James Santa Stop Here
Coloured with copics
Papers LOTV
Dies - Sweet Dixie Poinsettia. Joy foliage & berries 
Glamour dust, stickles, embossing powder
gem, texture paste.

We have a lovely die from Tattered Lace.


Also a gorgeous paper pack, so two chances of winning this week.


I know there are lots of gorgeous new stamps out there but l have so many that don't get much use l have decided to not buy any christmas this year.
In the past l have used punching paper from craftwork cards for my poinsettias but that has now run out - l wanted something with a bit of a shimmer. After a little thought l pulled out some starburst stains - some of you will remember them from way back and mixed up this gorgeous colour and just coloured some white paper and let it dry.

I was hoping to get  my 400+ spring bulbs planted this weekend but am a bit under the weather with a cold so will have see how l fell later today.
Enjoy the weekend whatever you are up too - hopefully a bit of crafting.
x Susan x