Sunday, 30 December 2007

Maggie and Angus the dog

This is Maggie and the little Scottie dog Angus.

The paper again is DCWV it is glittery but I don't think you can see it very well in the picture.
The happy Birthday lace is from lakeland, I bought it a long time ago and have never used it.

I am quite pleased with this one lol!! I am going to work for a couple of hours tomorrow it is our year end as the company I work for is American, hopefully I may get some more time on Tuesday.

Sue :o)

Bedtime Maggie

Firs time playing with my new sugar Nellie's, this is Bedtime Maggie and she is just so cute!!!

Sorry about photo not such a good day weather wise here!!

Backing paper is from DCWV and all card is bazzil, I will try and label what I am using more this year.

Greeting on first card is craftwork cards and the second one is made up with nestabilities and peel offs.

Going out with number one son and Becci for a curry tonight, great no cooking!!! Sue :o)

Card for my mother in law

This card is for my mother in laws 86th Birthday on Wednesday.

It is a CASE of a CASE the original is by Nicole Heady on the paper try ink site, Michelle Short sent me one with the same layout and I have "copied and selectively edited" from both versions thanks girls!!

Sue :o)

Saturday, 29 December 2007

Christmas Goodies

Hi all I can't believe I haven't posted for one whole week!! I was going to do so much crafting in my week off and here we are it is Saturday again and still no crafting!!!

I have spent this morning cleaning up and sorting out my craft room, it is great having a space just for crafting but not so good when you can shut the door on it when you have finished.

Here are my goodies that Santa brought me on Tuesday, how rude of me I haven't even opened some of them yet!!!!

I have my sister in law and her husband coming over for a meal this evening, I think that is me done for entertaining for this year anyway!!!

Hopefully I can find some time tomorrow and I will manage one last crafty post before the new year. Sue :o)

Saturday, 22 December 2007

Happy Christmas to all my readers

I would just like to say a Happy Christmas to everyone who has taken the time to visit my little blog, when I started it up in October I remember thinking why am I doing this no one will ever want to read it!!.

It has just proved to me what I already knew crafty people are very kind generous people,I have had correspondence with lots of super people and I hope it will continue in the New Year. Michelle yours and Isa's cards have pride of place on my mantlepiece.

Health Wealth and Happiness to everyone in the New Year Sue :o)

Blog Candy Winnings

This is my blog candy from the lovely Isa over at Isabel's Little Corner. It came with this fabulous Christmas card. Thank you very much Isa, I will have great pleasure in using my goodies soon. Sue :o)

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

Papertake weekly challenge

This is my first time at the papertake weekly challenge, the theme is food so it was a good excuse to ink up my Tilda with Birthday cake for the first time. It didn't turn out quite as I wanted!!

I hope to take part in the challenge on a regular basis in the New Year.

May I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Sue :o)

Last Christmas Card this year!!!

If I get anymore, they are going to have to have a bought card!!!

Actually I loved making this one as it is for Celia and she really appreciates hand made cards.

Sue :o)

Monday, 17 December 2007

Happy Christmas Girls

These Bella cards have been made for the girls (well women really!!!) I work with.

I hope each card reflects something of the person that is receiving it!!

Sue :o)

Sunday, 16 December 2007

Big Thank You to Aidan and Isa

I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to gorgeous little Aidan for picking my name out of the tin to win his mum's fabulous blog candy.

If you haven't already been over to Isa's fab blog , pop over and take a peek at her gorgeous cards, there is a link to Isabel's little Corner on the left hand side. Sue :o)

Saturday, 15 December 2007

Lucas's Card

Going to see Bev and her family today, I made this cards for baby Lucas.

The Stamp is Penny Black " The Manger" and the paper is DCWV "Nana's Kids" which is gorgeous it has such beautiful vibrant papers in it and they are glittery as well!! which sadly doesn't show in the photo.

Sue :o)

Friday, 14 December 2007

At last I Have My Tree

I had a days holiday from work today, to get my tree up and wrap some presents and try to get into the Christmas spirit. Not the same without children about, Christmas is definitely for them!!!

Sugar arrived this morning, I was beginning to get a little worried, but Nellie's have landed. Will have to wait for a play, I have too much to do and not enough time!!!

Have a nice weekend. Sue :o)

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Penny Black Snowman

Another penny black snowman card, he is so easy to colour and make a nice quick card!! Sue :o)

Explosion Box

Geneen at work asked me to make an explosion box for her Dad who is in his eighties. It is for his birthday the week before Christmas, he likes to look at photos of his outing with Geneen, she takes him out every Sunday which is so sweet!.

This is what I made, the photos don't do the paper justice it is a lot nicer in real life.

Sue :o)

Tuesday, 11 December 2007

60 Years Young

This card is a CASE (copy and selectively edit) from one of my favorite blogs Michelle at the card grotto hope you don't mind  Michelle, check her blog out link at the side . Michelle also gave me the stamped image of this gorgeous mouse.

This card has been made for a lovely lady at work who is 60 years young this week. Celia won't read  this but Happy Birthday anyway.

I do have a couple more things, but I have just got back from the mall, finishing off my Christmas shopping, so my bed calls me early tonight. Sue:o) 


Sunday, 9 December 2007

Just in case cards!!!!

These cards have been made just in I get a card from someone I am not expecting it from, it always happens ever year I always manage to forget someone!! Sue :o)

2 More for the challenge

2 more completed for the challenge, the layout for the winter snuggles card has been used from Natty K, thanks for the idea Natty I love the effect you get from this layout. I also made 5 just in case cards see next post. Sue :o) 

Saturday, 8 December 2007

Gethin Rocks!!!

This will only mean anything to sad people like me who are addicted to Strictly come dancing.
He was awesome again tonight, but so was Alicia!! Who will win? Sue :o)

Completing my Challenge

I sat down and wrote the rest of my cards last night only to find I was about 7 short of completing my challenge to give everyone a handmade card this year.

So I set too this morning to complete my challenge!!!, here are the first three. I must go food shopping now!!! , I will make the rest later.

Sue :o)

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Hubby's Birthday

It's hubby's birthday today, so I can share the card now.

Good thing about taking the photo before I gave it to him, I noticed the blue mat wasn't square on the red one, so I put that right before I gave it to  him!! 

Went to Cardiff for a concert last night and didn't get home till 1am, I am seriously too old for late nights especially when I have work the next day lol!!

That's it for now hopefully have more tomorrow. Sue :o)

Monday, 3 December 2007

My Elf Name is !!!!

Your Elf Name Is...

Freckles Hot Chocolate

Ballon Boy

One of the chaps at work asked me to make a card for his Nephew who will be 5.

Now you have to understand its a long time since I have had anything to do with 5 year old boys lol!!! and if they are anything like 5 year old girls, (I have a niece who is 6 going on 16 ) they are just so switched on and know everything !! . So I was very worried about making this to say the least lol!!!.

Anyway I took it to work today and he seemed very pleased thank goodness.

Weather is better here today just because we are back at work!! 

Tell me can you see my new Christmas Mezz? I logged on in work today and I could only see the New York one!!! Sue :o)

Sunday, 2 December 2007

Sorry can't show card

Sorry can't show card I made yesterday as it is for Hubby's birthday on Wednesday.

My first Christmas card arrived yesterday so I decided I had better put the insides  into mine and try and start writing them!!

This picture is of my new little reindeer friend that I brought home from John Lewis on Friday to live with me lol!!

Had a great evening last night watched Strictly come dancing , it isn't a one horse race anymore Gathen rocks lol!! 
Hubby went out to watch one of his mates who plays in a band, and I sat at home and watched my all time favorite film 'Billy Elliott" and cried all the way through gets to me every time lol!!

Weather is still awful here. Sue :o)

PS do you like my new Mezz, you can make them fatter now so it is more like me, unfortunately I am not a stick insect!!

Saturday, 1 December 2007

December has arrived with a BANG

Well December has arrived, the weather here in Bristol today is awful rain and gail force winds and hail that has covered the ground like a sheet of snow.  

Number one son ( well only son actually) came up with a great idea for a Christmas present for his dad, can't tell you what it is as hubby has a tendency to read this, anyway I thought great order it on the Internet and have it delivered to work, must have been joking everywhere is sold out and not sure if they will get more stock before Christmas!!!

Step in my Hero Kim from the purchasing department who had already managed to get one girl at work a Wii lol!, I know he is a genius lol!. Anyway he managed to get me this thing we wanted!!

I decided to take an afternoon off yesterday and get the rest of it done, why is it you can't get what you want it's only the 1st December!! 

Some good news my papertrey ink order arrived yesterday along with my concave corner punch from Funky Kits thank you Michelle at the card grotto for the tip, and a couple more Nellie's lol!, why can't everyone be as easy as me to buy for!! I have no trouble ordering what I want from the Internet lol!.

Nearly finished my ramblings except to say I am turning into my mother, I went and bought a clothes airier today to put in the conservatory to try and get some of this endless washing dry, always said I would never have one as I can't bare to see washing hanging about lol, Oh well it comes to us all eventually getting like our parents that is lol!!!. Have a great weekend Sue :o) 

Thursday, 29 November 2007

Free Stamp from Tina

Tina from High Hopes Rubber Stamps sent me this stamp free with my Snow Cowboy order, how sweet is that!!

Not sure if he is an Elf or a Santa, but thought he would make a nice child's card.

So here is what I made. Sue :o)

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

I'm in Love with a Cowboy!

I told you yesterday my Snow-Cowboy arrived from Canada from High Hope Rubber Stamps, I think I am in love he is just so cute!!

Here are three cards I made last night hope you like them!! Sue :o)

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

More Rubber!!!

More rubber has arrived today from Canada!!

This time it is from Tina at High Hopes Rubber Stamps, my gorgeous Snow Cowboy is here.

Hopefully may have some samples tomorrow no pun intended!! Sue :o)

Saturday, 24 November 2007

18th Birthday

My niece text me tonight and asked me to make an 18th birthday card for her friend, this is what I came with.

Photo not very good it has been taken in artificial light, I will try and take a better one tomorrow.

I am going to enter this card for Kim's yummy blog candy over at Simply Fairies at

Today's picture is a little bit better!!!

Sue :o)

Family Christmas Cards

Set to last night and started making family Christmas cards, 5 down ? to go. Must say I enjoyed making them will have another go tonight while watching strictly come dancing. It's getting very competitive now but still love watching it, I can't believe they do so well with just a week to learn it all!!

I was so made up today Kimmie from Kraftin Korner left a comment on my humble little blog,it makes you feel really good knowing someone you admire so much takes the time to leave you a comment!! Sue :o)

Christmas Hanna

My Christmas Hanna stamps arrived yesterday, so I had a quick play and made this card for my 17 year old niece. Sue :o)

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Christmas Cat

I have been quite busy this week so not much time for card making, this is one I made on Wednesday evening before I went out.

Hope to have more at the weekend Sue :o)

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

No Pink Nellie

Not strictly true a little bit of pink on hands and face.

This has been made for a little girl who hates PINK!!!! Bless.

Off out tonight so wont have anything to share tomorrow.

Sue :o)

Monday, 19 November 2007

Get Well Nellie

This Nellie has been sent to someone who hasn't been very well of late, hope it cheers them up.

Here are the Nellie's I have at the moment but I think they may need some friends!!! Sue :o)

Sunday, 18 November 2007

Water Colour Paper with Nellie and Tilda

Hi all sorry about the photos it is a dark miserable day here in Bristol and I can't see it getting any better!!

But I really wanted to share this with you, one of my favorite designers Kimmie over at Kraftin Korner is always talking about her favorite SU watercolour paper that she uses to stamp and colour onto, and her colouring is awesome.

So yesterday I decided to go and buy some water colour paper from an art shop, let me start by saying it's not cheap but my first attempts with it yesterday with my whispers watercolour pens were fairly good even if I do say so myself!!

I bought 300gsm which if you are worried about the paper bending it is more like card, but when you use it, does not bleed or bend like ordinary card, I also used my water brush and the paper just absorbs the colour.

I have same lovely water colour pencils that my hubby bought me so I am going to try these today.

Have a good day Sue :o)

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Nellies are here

My Nellies and a couple more Tilda's arrived in the post today,sadly no time to play until the weekend as I have other comitments and of course work, Ohh how it gets in the way!!! Sue :o)

Wednesday, 14 November 2007


My nestabilities arrived yesterday, had a very quick play last night.

This card had already been made just waiting for the sentiment which I made with them.
Next time I will use them for the matting as well.

Big Thank you to Michelle for the gorgeous card. Sue :o)