Tuesday, 30 December 2008

One Last card before the New Year

Hi everyone I am still here just!!! hope you all had a great Christmas,sadly ours was spoilt by illness which is still hanging about over two weeks after DH and I went down with this viral flu that is going about.
My oh my I don't want anything like this again for a long time can't remember when I felt soooo bad!!!
Anyway enough of the whinging onto the card, this is the first one for several weeks. I needed a card for our friends daughter's 35th birthday, they should have been coming to stay with us for New Year but I had to put them off I couldn't risk them coming to stay for a couple of nights and then being ill for the next 3 weeks as nice as it would have been to see them. "HAPPY NEW YEAR IAN AND PAT".
I have used the Magnolia V Stampavie sketch and I think I will make it just in time.
The little cup cakes are magnolia and the paper, card and flowers are all SU, sentiment crafwork cards.
Happy New Year to you you all and lets hope it will be healthier one!!! I am going to try and get round to all your blogs later and start leaving comment again.

Thanks for looking

Sue :o)

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Just to let you know

Hi all
Just to let you know I am fine... thank you all so much for your kind concern and comments on the last post.
The problems are extended family ones but you know what it is like it impacts on our own lives.
Merry Christmas see you in the New Year.
Sue :o)

Monday, 8 December 2008

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Hi All
Due to commitments and a few problems!!
I have decided to take a break from blogging until January.
I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and I will see you all in the the New Year.
Love Sue :o)

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Sketch Saturday and PIF

This is the card I have made for DH Birthday on Friday, the little dog looks like a short haired Honey. Just hope he likes it!!
Still taking terrible pictures not sure if I need a new camera or a proper light box!!! both probably

I have based this on the Sketch Saturday sketch but I have left one piece off as I didn't want to cover the top of the paper.

The lovely Linda from Lianna Designs kindly sent me this PIF candy a couple of weeks ago...sorry it has taken me so long to post this picture, the first 3 comments will get a little PIF from me.

I also received this lovely award from Natalie thank you so much and once again I am going to cheat and pass it on to all of you lovely girls who visit my little blog.

Thanks for looking

Sue :o)

Sunday, 30 November 2008

Missing in action!!!

I decided this weekend I had to start the Christmas shopping!!! Most of which I have done online but I did venture out yesterday to the shops.
Hope to catch up with you all this week... I have been having a quick look just not leaving comments at the moment
Keep up the good work girls. Sue :o)

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Spoonful of Sugar and award

There is a fabulous sketch this week by MichelleO on spoonful of sugar challenge blog and this is my take on it!
This is one of my precious H&S images and I have tried the distressed look again tonight I am getting to like this look.
The green is not quite so bright in real life but I think I might have to tone it down a bit.
I have used one of my special Angel charms again which I purchased from Marlene.

I have also received this lovely award from Beth ..thank you so much it is very much appreciated

This award states that:
1-This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY- nearness in space, time and relationship
2-These blogs are exceedingly charming
3-These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends
4-They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement
5-Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated
6-Please give more attention to these writers
7-Deliver this award to 8 bloggers who may then pass it on.

I would like to pass this on to everyone on my blog follower feed I love all your blogs.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Monday, 24 November 2008

High Hopes Bling!!!

There is a great sketch by the very talented Ila over on the HH challenge blog.
I didn't set out for this to be a bling card but this is how it has turned out.
I have been making an explosion box for my Niece's 18th Birthday which was covered in glitter and bling and I think it has carried on from there!!!

All card is from DCWV summer glitter stack....you can't see in the photo but is covered in glitter.
I have coloured the image with Versa Colour Inks and topped off with twinkling H2O's.
The little sentiment says "I Love You More Than Chocolate"!!!

thanks for Looking Sue :o)

Friday, 21 November 2008

Magnolia Vs Stampavie

I wanted this to be a nice simple card that would appeal to a 4 year old.
This is for little Ellie who has to have her tonsils out the day before her 4th birthday read about it here.
I have used the sketch over at Magnolia Vs Stampavie this is my first attempt at this challenge and the first outing for this Tilda even though I have had here over a month!!

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Sketch Saturday and CCT

OK girls I am back in my comfort zone!!!
I have made this with the Sketch Saturday Sketch... I am just going to make it in time!!
And it also fits CCT to use snowflakes.
The image is one that Michelle sent me a while back and the papers are from papermania naughty or nice Christmas.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Very Distressing!

OK there are two reasons for showing you this card!
One it is the distressing I did at Sue's house last night...I am still trying to recover from the tearing and scrunching and inking up of perfectly good paper!!
The second is this is the first photo taken with my new "do it yourself light" box.

I am quite pleased with the results with the light box but not at all sure about the distressing card I think I am going to stick to cutting paper, using inks for stamping and definitely no scrunching!!

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Award and Blog Candy

Hi still not able to show cards in the week because of the photo thing!! I am in the process of making myself a "do it yourself" light box!!
I am going with my friend Sian to see her friend Sue tomorrow night,Sue is an ace card maker and is going to give me a few tips on distressing...maybe I will have something to try in the light box tomorrow!!

Another rubbish week at work which has squashed my MOJO....oh to win the lottery!!

I was given this award by Natalie some time ago and then again yesterday by a new lady to my blog it is so nice when you have awards and comments from people you don't even know are following you. Thank you so much both of you it is much appreciated.
I have discovered another very talented lady's blog tonight (thanks Gina) Debbie has the most amazing blog candy please go and look at all her lovely work and of course the amazing candy.

Thanks for listening I feel better now!! Sue :o)

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Two more challenge cards

This one is for CCT challenge of red and green,the papers are Dovecraft Contemporary Christmas,PB image and everything else from my stash.

The second one is another one made with the Papertake Weekly Dawny P sketch (I love this sketch).
This is for my Dad's birthday on Monday.
The stamp amd papers are both SU.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Friday, 14 November 2008

Spoonful of Sugar and Papertake weekly sketch

Oh my word this pollycraft image is just soo cute and so easy to colour, the lovely Diane sent me these images at the begining of this week and I just couldn't wait to colour them in.

The sketch on papertake weekly challenge blog really appealed to me and spoonful of sugar blog challenge is to make a card for a child, so here it is.

The gorgeous papers were sent to me by Kerry in a secret sister swap we did a little while back.

I am pleased with this card even though I say so myself!!

Thanks for looking

Sue :o)

Thursday, 13 November 2008

I am here!!!

I do have things to show but my camera is rubbish at night shots (or maybe it's the operator!!).
It is dark when I leave in the morning and dark when I get home at night, roll on summer!!!
I will be back at the weekend with my cards.

Sue :o)

Sunday, 9 November 2008

3 Simple cards almost the same!!

These 3 little simple cards are going across the water to the USA and I didn't want them to be to heavy hence the lack of embellishments... I have about 8 to send and it gets very expensive.

This cute little stamp is PB and the papers are Anita's classic Christmas black papers and I love them.

I want to add some of that white puffy stuff on the snow but I am not sure what it is called can anyone tell me?

Thanks for looking

Sue :o)

Friday Sketchers meets Basic Gey

This card is going to cover 2 challenges
The first is the basic grey challenge to use sparkles, the papers are wrassail merry/happy and the green is from the achaic stack.
I was so happy to ink up two of my new stamps last night and I am loving this little sugar nellie lad trimming the tree.
I have stuck some silver stars on the green and used silver gel pen on the tree

I have used the Friday Sketchers sketch.

The little angel are some that I bought from the lovely Marlene I am going to put a mobile phone charm cord in the card so it can be used after Christmas as a guardian angel on their phone.

Thanks for looking

Sue :o)


Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge 6

Here is my first ever entry to the secret crafters Saturday challenge every week I say I am doing to enter and never get round to it!!
I hope it counts because I have chopped the bottom off to make it into a square card rather thank a rectangle I really don't get on with rectangular shaped cards..

This is also my first attempt at distressing I bought the tools weeks ago but just haven't had the courage to try it hope you like my efforts.

This post is entitled distressing because that was what Friday night was too!!!
I sold 2 gift folder cards, so I am going to stick to doing this for pleasure not profit, lots of the girls at work want to buy the bags so I won't be left with them.
In fairness the young girl on the stall next to me who was selling the most beautiful hand made jewellery said it was the worst one she has been to for 2 years and not to be put off!!! It will have been worth it if my friend gets even one SU booking from the evening.

Happy Sunday and thanks for looking

Sue :o)

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Still plodding on!!!

I am still plodding on with my bits to take on Friday night, just hope it is all worth it.
I have made these tonight with some new SU papers and my new stamp set which arrived yesterday from Monica.

I now have 10 notebook and post-it note sets.
20 gift bags filled with chocs
10 gift card holders and a selection of Christmas cards.

I just hope its all worth it I have new stamps here that are begging to be inked up but I have to say sorry no time a the moment!!

Thanks for looking

sue :o)

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Lots of lovely blog candy

Three of my favourite blogs have some gorgeous blog candy up for grabs:-

Diane at "The Pink Sunflower"
Bev at "All the thing I love"
Julie at "Julie's Japes"

There is a picture of each on my sidebar.. just click the picture and it will take you to these fantastic blogs.
You have until 11th November.

Good Luck Sue :o)

Almost a Challenge!! and Congratulations

I tell you girls if I had a brain I would be dangerous!! I was getting a bit sick of bags and notepads on Sunday night so I decided to make a card to send to Leann with her blog candy ( I know she has it now so I am safe to show).

I liked the look of the sketch over at the new Magnolia Vs Stampavie blog so I decided to have a go.

Of course after I had finished it I realised it doesn't qualify because I have used an H&S image never mind I enjoyed playing with my cute stamps again.

Back on the production line again tonight!!

Thanks for looking

Sue :o)

Monday, 3 November 2008

Not such a good day until Diane

I have had a really bad day today I can't go into detail but just to say I was very disappointed by someones attitude to what should be a happy time and I was very upset by how unkind people can be.

But then I came home to this and my faith in the kindness of people was restored. Thank You so much Diane I think you know how much this beautiful note book means to me.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Production Line!!

These little gift folders are to go with the bags of chocolates in my previous post Here

These are some cheap little note books and post-it notes which I have covered and I am going to sell as sets. (£3 a set does that seem about right?) I hate pricing these things!

I mentioned in my last post before the blog candy winner that I am sharing a table with my friend Sian on Friday at the local school" ladies night", what I forgot to mention is that Sian is a SU demonstrator so the purpose of the table is to help her promote the product , with this in mind all the things I am making with the exception of a few stamps and embellishments are made with SU products (all the papers are SU).

We had a lovely crafty afternoon together yesterday just as well as the weather here was awful.
These are some of my finished products the rest are work in progress!!! I will have to get my finger out next week to get them all finished.

Thanks for looking

Sue :o)

Friday, 31 October 2008


Firstly can I say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who made a card and sent it to someone to brighten their day, you are all amazingly kind generous people.

Mum was not available to do the judging tonight so I put DH on the spot he has taken this very seriously and has found it very difficult to pick just one winner but finely after much deliberation we have a winner and a very worthy winner it is too


Leann has made this beautiful card for her SIL who is a McMillan nurse.
DH reason's for choosing this beautiful card are the colours and shape but mostly the beautiful sentiment ( who says men aren't sentimental)

Well deserved Lean please email me with your address and I will get your candy in the post on Monday.

Thanks for looking.

Sue :o)

Think Pink" Breast Cancer Awareness" Blog Candy

All newer posts below

Here are your beautiful cards

I want to do something special for my blogoversary and 30,000 hits BLOG CANDY
The October "Think Pink" campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness is very close to my heart and I am sure it is the same for many of you too.
So when the new "Tilda Think Pink" stamps were released on Saturday I was straight on the site to order 2 Tilda's and a couple of sentiments.
I have decided as you girls have been so kind and supportive over the past year I am going give one of each... a BCA Tilda and sentiment along with lots of pink goodies to make your cards with.
No picture at the moment but as soon as the stamps arrive I will post one. I am going to keep this open for the whole month of October and I will get my Mum to choose a winner on Friday 31st October at 20.00 hrs.
Here is what I would like you to do.. if you have time can you make a pink card and send it to someone who could do with a little tender loving care.
It would be lovely if it was someone who's life has been touched by this terrible disease but it can be anyone who could do with a kind word and a beautiful card to cheer them up.. I am sure we all know someone.
Post a picture of your card on your blog and link it back to me here so I can come and have a look, if you don't have a blog you can still play just email me your entry.
So come on girls get out your pink stash and MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY

My card is here

Here is what you can win PM pink cards and vellums,pink ribbons and embellishments,pink x cut distressing tool,color box cats eye inks, think pink Belgium chocolate lolly, pin, and mobile phone charm and of course pink Tilda when she arrives!!

At last a picture of the Pink Tilda and sentiment

Please let everyone know

Thanks for joining in with the challeng Sue :o)

Thursday, 30 October 2008

2 Birthday Cards

This one is for my friends little boy who was 1 today Happy Birthday Lucas

And this one is for a friend who will be 3? next week, just thought it was a bit of fun for a man who hates flying!!

Don't forget Friday is the last day for the blog candy.

Thanks for looking

Sue :o)

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

What do you think?

I have been asked by a friend to share a craft table with her at the local school on Friday the 7th November

I have made these bags filled with mini toblerone's

I have never done anything like this before and I really don't know what to charge!!

Each bag takes one piece of 12x12 paper a few embellishments and 40p worth of chocolate

How much do you think I should charge?

Thanks in advance for any advice and for looking

Sue :o)

Friday, 24 October 2008

Sketch Saturday

Looks like I am going to make it just in time for Sketch Saturday with this card.

When I saw this PB duck with his two hedgie friends I knew I just had to have it!!

The papers are DCWV again and a little bit of bling and that's it, the white edge is actually a frame and after sticking it down I did think it would have looked better in red but it was too late!!

Thanks for looking.

Sue :o)

WOJ Sketch Challenge

This is my card for the WOJ sketch challenge.
The lovely Jill sent me some stamped images of this chair and also some on patterned paper so I could paper pierce it.

I happened to have the same paper so I used it for the main part of the card and all others papers are K & Co

Flowers and beads fom stash.

Thanks for looking.

Sue :o)

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

I am online at the pace of a snail!!!

I am back online tonight but very frustrated the connection is just too slow.. it is taking me forever to do anything.
I have uploaded all your lovely cards for the blog candy and added a picture of the Tilda to go with all the pink goodies.

I couldn't face another night of arguments on the phone, it is like knocking your head against a brick wall... it was I line fault but try getting them to admit that.. if I was made to go through one more security check and system check I think I would have screamed!!

I made this card last week for one of the challenges but I can't remember which one and it will be too late now anyway.

I have missed so much on your lovely blogs I just haven't got enough time to cach up with comments so I will start a fresh tomorrow, I have been having a look and everything is gorgeous.

Thanks for looking .

Sue :o)

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Hi Everyone!

Just want to say THANK YOU to everyone who has taken the time to make cards for my blog candy challenge, I will upload all your cards into the slide show ASAP. I am managing to leave a few comments and having a look at your blogs at lunchtime but I must say 30 mins is not long enough!!
Latest update on the Internet SAGA.. it has now been established that it is a BT line fault and they are working on it!!!
Oh I do miss my Internet I could never live anywhere without any access hope to catch up with you all soon.
Thanks for Looking Sue :o)

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Internet update!!

Well after numerous telephone call to our provider ( all ending up in India) we finally established yesterday lunchtime that it wasn't a problem with my equipment and there is a problem with the line into the house which is what I told them Thursday!!!

Anyway after loosing my rag which I hate doing after all the customer service people are only taking the calls I threatened to leave and find another provider, I was promised it would be sorted by 12 noon today and guess what I still don't have any access.

I have popped over to my son's before I start cooking lunch!!
I did have some pictures to share but for some reason the computer won't upload from the memory stick I am using.

Dog training tomorrow night so hopefully back Tuesday, oh the Tilda's came yesterday for the blog candy I was post a picture ASAP.

Thank you to everyone who has taken part and I will upload your beautiful cards soon.

Thanks for looking. Sue :o)

Friday, 17 October 2008

Sorry No Internet Access

Just a quick note from work to let you know I have lost my Internet access at home.
Hopefully it will get sorted soon, I feel like I have lost my right arm!!
Sorry I can't catch up with you all, hopefully I will be able to catch up on Sunday when I go to my Son's house.
Sorry I couldn't post my Secret Sister Reveal yeaterday but I think Vicki knew it was me for paperliciouoasis

Thanks Sue :o(

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Just Christmas and Birthday Cards Sketch 2

I hate these dark nights having to take all the photo's under artificial light I can never get it right!!.
I was not sure which was the better photo so I decided to post both.
This is a new challenge blog by Karin which is what it says Just Christmas and Birthday Cards a good way of adding to the stash of just in case cards which I never seem to have enough of.
WOJ image and papermania sweet nothings paper, ribbon from stash.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

The Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week is "Thanks A Bunch".

Sorry about the pictures forgot to take a picture in the daylight today, so I have done the best I could with the day light lamp.

Little Penny Black marching mouse and Penny Black sentiment inside. "Thank You for being so mice".

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Natalie's Blog Candy

My blogging Buddy Natalie has some great candy up for grabs to celebrate a year of blogging, I can't believe we have been doing this for a whole year. Pop over and have a look and why not stay and take a look at her beautiful cards too. Sue :o)

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Quick Christmas Cards

I used the sketch over at Karin's Just Christmas and Birthday Cards Sketch Blog for this one a nice simple card made without any fuss or embellishments... I think I will be making more like this!!!

For this one I used this FF image sent to me by the lovely Gina and again a very simple and easy to make card.

All papers used are DCWV.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Friday Sketchers Meets H&S

I have used this lovely H&S image... I am so desperate to get my hands on some of these little babies does anyone know when they are due to hit us here in the UK. These papers are my favourite DCWV which are from last year and I still keep going back to this stack I love it!!.
The Friday Sketchers sketch is fab and I will be using this again.

I wanted here coat to look like velvet but I am not so sure I have achieved it, what do you think?

Did you notice my blog has gone pink for October to promote the BCA campaign, don't forget the blog candy and make someone happy.

Hope you all have a great weekend and thanks for looking Sue :o)