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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, 9 December 2017

Allsorts Challenge 445

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
Snowflakes
A perfect challenge for this week as it has been trying to snow here for the last few days following Storm Caroline, so far we have not had the heavy snow that has been forecast.
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.
This week l have gone for something completely different - l went to Hobbycraft on monday for a sewing kit gift and came out with loads of goodies including this MDF advent tree which l gave a makeover


A work in progress

Decorated edge

MDF Tree Hobbycraft
Acrylic Paint
Snowflake stencil 
Gems, Numbers

We have been generously sponsored by. Marianne Design

Firstly l painted the tree shape and drawers in blue acrylic paint, when dry l used the stencil to apply snowflakes with the silver acrylic paint. I added touches of silver randomly on edges, when completely dry l added a gem to the centre of each snowflake on drawer fronts as well as a gem on each drawer knob. I also bought a little box of numbers - which were next to the trees on the shop shelf and you would have thought that each box had enough numbers.....no, not enough No. 1's so hubby just trimmed a few 7's down.....shame on you hobbycraft as l was not making a 60 mile round trip to buy another box.  Anyway job done and l am pleased with the result - just need to get a few treats for the remaining days.

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Sunday, 3 December 2017

December Penny Black & More Challenge

Hello my lovely crafty friends. The first sunday of December is here so time for the new challenge over at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts and this month the challenge is

CAS
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.


Stamp Penny Black 4009F To Have and to hug
Sentiment Penny Black 30-040 The Wonder set
Coloured wth copics
Stencil, structure paste & glamour dust
Silver embossing powder

We have been generously sponsored by....



Thank you for stopping by and for your comments, hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x 

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Allsorts Challenge 444

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

Stamp Penny Black 40-541 Dainties
Coloured with copics
Kars Butterfly punch, 
Twine & stickles

We have been generously sponsored by DigiStamp Boutique.



Hope you have all had a good week, mine has been hectic as usual. Yesterday the Christmas Trees went up and cleaning almost done as so much mess is made putting them up and getting all the decorations down from the loft. We have outside to do hopefully today - just icicle lights and a few trees  to lit up - hubby would go for all the outside lights and decorations if given the chance but l say NO.
Off to grandchildren's christmas fair this morning then back home to my duties and l am determined to have a full day all to myself crafting this week.

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Allsorts Challenge 443

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
Inspired By A Christmas Carol or Winter Themed Song
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.

Stamp Stampendous 
Stencil, structure paste, glamour dust
Dies -Sweet Dixie poinsettia , Joy foliage, SB oval
Ribbon, gems

We are sponsored by Tattered Lace with a lovely set of christmas dies for one lucky winner.


When l heard this week that David Cassidy had died l googled christmas songs David Cassidy and it showed White Christmas - so my theme was set.
I love this stamp and it makes such pretty cards.
On the note of White Christmas we had our first snowfall of winter on thursday with a good 4 inch and it is trying to snow again this morning - so long as the roads are kept clear as we are very rural and high up. Here is a lovely photo of my snow covered garden, l certainly won't be sitting out this weekend.

Have a good weekend whatever you are doing and hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Allsorts Challenge 442

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
Glitter
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details. This theme is right up my street as l love all things sparkly. I bought these lovely dies a while back and had a play making a few different ones and l think it is time to get them out for another play. Not sure if all the sparkle is showing here as sometimes it is difficult to capture on camera.





Dies Poinsettia Sweet dixie, 
Wreath & Berries Joy Crafts
Structure paste, glamour dust
Embossing enamel
Sentiment Inkylicious

We have a lovely collection for one lucky winner from Baker Ross

And a die from Tattered Lace

This has been one of those weeks where l have blinked and it has gone - you know the ones - you have been busy not having a minute to yourself but but seem to have got much done lol.
My husband got chatting to a lady a few months ago in B&Q he told her we had created a large border and where in the process of filling it and she kindly said she would have lots of free plants in autumn when dividing hers....so off he went on thursday and came back with the car packed full. You would have all laughed seen us planting them on thursday night by torchlight then finishing off yesterday. How kind and generous of a complete stranger to give us all those plants, her husband even dug them out for us. Stunning border pictures to follow sometime next summer !

Have a good weekend whatever you are up too and hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Allsorts Challenge 441

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


Stamp Penny Black Flower Lanterns
SU pens
Papers - Papermania Hampstead
Sentiment Inkylicious
Ribbon, dew drops

We have been generously sponsored by Tattered Lace.



We had a touch of winter yesterday with sleet in the rain, there was snow on the Dava Way which is not many miles from me - Winter is here brrrrr.
Last night l was a volunteer at the Colours of Cluny which is a light and sound spectacular in the woodlands in Forres, it was amazing so if anyone is near enough to visit l highly recommend it....just a bit cold.

Enjoy your weekend and time for crafting now the cold winter nights are here. Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Sunday, 5 November 2017

November Penny Black & More

Hello my lovely crafty friends. The first sunday of the November is here so time for the new challenge over at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts and this month the challenge is
Flower Power
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.


Stamp Penny Black 4308K Field of Poppies
Coloured with copics
Papers from my scrap box
Ribbon, liquid pearls, stickles
We have been generously sponsored by....



I thought it quite fitting to use a poppy stamp this month and as my Dad remarried on 11/11 at 11am l thought l would send this card to his wife with a little message as my Dad is no longer with us. I usually pop around with flowers for her but not so easy now we are 400 miles away.

Hope you all join in with our lovely challenge and you have a whole month so plenty of time.
Thank you for stopping by and for your comments x Susan x