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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, 13 January 2018

Allsorts Challenge 449

It is Saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week my lovely teamie Tracy Mouse is the host and she has chosen
No Patterned Papers
We would love to see you create your own backgrounds for this challenge. Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.


Stencil, Structure Paste, Glamour dust
Distress Ink, card candi
Dies - Snowflake, XCut words

We have been generously sponsored by.

This week l have seen the first sign that spring is on it's way with a few daffodil noses poking through the frozen ground. It is a good dry but breezy day and not a bit of frost today - yesterday was very white everywhere with a severe frost. I love looking closely at the frost and seeing how it has formed it is so pretty. So l guess today's card is quite fitting with snowflakes - a few customers yesterday said we are due more snow.
Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Sunday, 7 January 2018

January Penny Black & More Challenge

Hello my lovely crafty friends, Happy New Year to you all. The first sunday of the month is here so time for the new challenge over at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts and this month the challenge is
Something New
A good chance for you to use any new stash you got for christmas, or maybe a new baby/job/house. I received this stamp from a lovely lady in my christmas card - thank you and l hope you like what l have done with it.
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 30-361 Adele
Coloured with copics & prisma pencils
Papers Dovecraft Sweet Paris
Dies Joy Crafts,  
Ribbon & Gems
We have been generously sponsored by ....


A Lovely Tonic Crafts die from Ruth

As soon as l saw this gorgeous stamp my sister sprang to mind as when she was a little girl she had a mass of tight curls - this will be her birthday card, she has never seen my blog so no chance of her seeing this. I loved colouring this and have only used 'E' copic colours for this subtle effect.

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

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Allsorts Challenge 448

Hope you all had a good Christmas and Best Wishes to you all for 2018.
 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 as it is new year l have chosen

Something New
A nice easy one to start the year off with plenty of options - new stash, new baby/house/job. Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.


8x8 Canvas
LOTV stamp Balloon Basket
Coloured with copics and Prisma Pencils
Papers Doodlebug & Stampin Up
Air dry clay & mould
Dies PB Butterfly, TL Heart, SB Oval
Flowers, pearls, ribbon & lace
Stickles, Distress Ink

We have been generously sponsored by-

Stix 2

My project today was not what l had planned but this evolved over the last couple of days. A lovely friend is to become a Grandma this weekend, when Mum to be is induced. These days they like to know if it is a boy or girl - none of that in my day - Olivia Rose will be making an entrance into the world then this can go in the post. Hopefully everything will go well and they don't change the name.

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Allsorts Challenge 447

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
Seasonal Flowers
Check out the gorgeous cards my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details. This challenge will run for two weeks.


Stamps By Chloe Poinsettia
Silver embossing powder, Vellum,
Dies, Holly, foliage & berries
Ribbon, gems, stickles.
Paper First Edition Silent Night

We have been generously sponsored by.
Stamps Addicts with a voucher


I stamped using versamark onto vellum and heat embossed with silver powder, cut out and added a gem to the centre. I used various die cuts for foliage, gems and ribbon and hey presto Hubby's card is done, pleased to say he loves it.

That's me all carded out now for christmas 64 cards made, wrote - some with letters and posted. Last minute shopping today then job done.
Wishing you all a happy and peaceful christmas, for those with sadness in their hearts l am sending you hugs (((hugs)))
Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Allsorts Challenge 446

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
Cold & Frosty Colours
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.

Stamp Papermania Bauble Decoration
Ink, Glamour Dust
Ribbon

We have been generously sponsored by Crafty Ribbons with a lovely ribbon bundle for one lucky winner.


Love this stamp, l have had it a few years now and it comes out every christmas for those quick to make cards when you realise you have no where near the number of cards you need. Hope you have all had a good week - l am so looking forward to Christmas and having a couple of days rest as life is running in the fast lane at the moment.
Enjoy the weekend whatever you are doing.
Hope to see you over on the challenge 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