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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, 19 May 2018

Allsorts 468

It is saturday again and this week is a special one as it is our 9th Birthday over at  Allsorts.  and we have lots of lovely prizes in celebration. The theme this week is......
Happy Birthday
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.


Stamp Sunflower by Sheena Douglass
Aquatints
Glamour dust

This is the lovely prizes up for grabs ........that's right 9 prizes


Looks like we are in for a glorious weekend of sunshine, the grass was cut yesterday and all is looking beautiful in the garden, the blossom trees are shedding it like confetti so l could close my eyes and dream l am at the Royal Wedding, so a nice relaxing day (for a change) and maybe a bit of crafting later.

Hope to see you over on the challenge to celebrate Allsorts 9th Birthday x Susan x

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Allsorts Challenge 467

It is saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week it is my turn to host and l have chosen.....
In The Pink
I want to see predominantly Pink, Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.


Stamp by Sugar Nellie
Distress Ink
Coloured with Copics & Prisma pencils
Martha Stewart punches to create frame
Stickles & Glamour dust
I think l have only used these punches once before but they make a lovely shape so you will be seeing it again, l have another set like a fan shape that l have also only used once before. 

We have been generously sponsored by Stamp Addicts with a voucher for one lucky winner.

Next week Allsorts will be celebrating 9 years of challenges and we have some fantastic prizes, spread the word and take the banner


Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Sunday, 6 May 2018

May Penny Black & More Challenge

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


Stamps Penny Black 4155L Flower Amongst Flowers
Die Penny Black Flicker & Flutter
Aquatints & Sparkle Pens
Gems
We have been generously sponsored by....


Another glorious day here so as the grandchildren are here for a stay we are heading south to the Highland Zoo and hoping for a glimpse of Hamish the new baby polar bear, we are taking a picnic and making a day off it.

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

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Allsorts Challenge 466

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
Fancy Folds
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.
As l have an old pack of gate fold cards it made sense to use one of them. I decided to go all out with the inks for this one, be gentle as still practising. I used drawing gum for the first time - just wish l had more time to play.




Stamps by Sheena & CC & Stampin Up
Sparkle pens & Aquatints
Gold embossing powder

We have been generously sponsored by DigiStamp Boutique

Looks like we are in for a lovely weekend, we have the 3 grandchildren staying with us for 5 days while parents having a break in London so it is a bit hectic hereas school is having a long weekend (Fri & Mon). With the dry weather at least they can play in  the garden, you can see Esther & Rosie at bottom of the border.  Here is a picture of the long border l created last year, when we moved in there was not a single flower here just a massive hole the previous owners dug to create a sunken garden then dumped rubbish in it !It cost a fortune to have it filled, l planted some perennials and 1000 + spring bulbs - most of them here. My dining room is currently full of seedlings and getting bigger every day.


Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Allsorts 465

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
All About Animals
April is Pet Awareness month and this week is RSPCA Week, both promote the care and welfare of domestic animals be they small or large, the clue is in the title but basically we would like to see anything from mice to canaries, cat's and dogs right up to donkeys and horses.
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details and please don't forget DOMESTIC ANIMALS ONLY, this does not include bears or wild animals


Stamp - Man's Best Friend from LOTV
Coloured with copics
Papers Penny Black Gentle Whisper
Dragonfly die, gems

We have a lovely cat stamp by Woodware as a prize this week
Also some animal stamps

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 21 April 2018

Allsorts 464

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
Use Pearls
A nice easy one for you all to join in, everybody should be able to follow this theme. Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.
I have been playing with my new stamps and aquatints but they just looked like slodgy messes when l finished so went back to sparkle pens and black ink on stamp for outline rather than directly inking stamp with colour. Not the greatest card as still practising and ran out of time.


Stamp Sheena Born to be Wild
Sparkle Pens
Pearls

We have a lovely prize from Marianne Designs



We have had gorgeous weather here all week and hope you have too. I planted lots of seeds on sunday and am amazed to see most of them have germinated already. The garden has 'greened up' and all the trees are bursting into leaf. the garden looks different everyday and l love walking around it as l always see something new.
I love this time of year with longer daylight and everyone seems more cheerful. we even had our first BBQ on wednesday.
Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

April Midway Penny Black & More Reminder

Hello my lovely crafty friends, we are now halfway through the Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge for April which is
 Black/White Plus One Colour
You still have plenty of time to join in..
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. The focal point must be a stamped image.  If you use a Penny Black stamp you could be chosen as a Guest Designer for a month.


Stamps Penny Black 4361J Warm Embrace
40-353 Lets Chill (Sentiment)
Coloured with copics 
Spellbinders Poinsettia die
Ribbon & Stickles

We have some great prizes from our lovely sponsors so pop over to the challenge post to see all the details - You have to be in it to win, as the saying goes.

We have jumped a season in the space of a few days, the weather has been glorious over the last week. We have had our first hot water from our 2 solar panels - free hot water at last. Hubby got the hose out on the garden last night as we had a warm wind which dries the ground quickly. And tonight....we are having our first BBQ. Now, l know some of you down in England have not had it so good yet but hopefully you will soon. Although we have had a bitterly cold winter we didn't get much snow either, we have a bit of a micro climate here around the Moray area :)

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