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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

handmade card flowers for 2017

 
 
hello friends...
 
Its time for another challenge at creative inspirations and this fortnight we would like to see some flowers.
we all love flowers right?
 
here is my card....
 
 
Ive used Altenew flower dies set and also stamping up stamp set called Timeless Textures
 
 
I used Wow heat embossing powder

 
I cut the front of the card with Sue Wilson die set Double Pierced Background Dies CED5512
 
I hope you will join in the challenge HERE and you could win a great prize.
 
hugs Suzanne x
 


Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Anything goes handmade card challenge. and other creations!

 
hello crafty friends,
 
how are you all doing after the Christmas holidays?
are you all stuffed with lovely food and enjoying your family visits?
 
I do hope so but now its time to celebrate the end of 2016 and the start of 2017
(I do hope it's a better year)
 
 
I hope you can find some craft time over the next fortnight and come and join us for the last challenge of 2016 at creative inspirations.
 
we have a sketch for you to follow but you don't have to use it.
 
I decided not to follow the sketch this time because I was desperate to try my new art deco frame die.
 
I love it!
 

 
I cut the frame into the card and popped acetate behind it and used my copics to colour the stained glass window.
I'll make a tutorial if anyone is interested.
 
I then put a tealight candle inside the card. don't worry, its battery operated so it start a fire.
 
this gorgeous die will soon be available from www.craftstash.co.uk
if you haven't checked out their offers yet, you are missing out!
get over there and find some bargains.
 
I hope you will find the time to join us at creative inspirations.
 
lets all say goodbye to 2016 by playing along in the same challenge.
 
happy new year everyone.
 
hugs Suzanne xx


Wednesday, 14 December 2016

White Christmas

 
 
 
Happy Wednesday!!!
 
its time for another challenge at Creative Inspirations and our theme is white Christmas.
 
here is my card...
 
 
 
such a simple card. stamped in sky blue memento ink and distressed edges.
 
cheery lynn snowflakes and some glitter glue.
 
very quick and easy.
 
I'm looking forward to seeing you white christmas projects.
 
please join us HERE
 
I'd like to wish everyone a merry Christmas. I hope you can all enjoy yourself and find love within your family.
Family is so important but so fragile.
 
sending hugs to all my crafty friends.
 
Suzanne xx
 



 


Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Creative Inspirations challenge

 
 
wow its the last day of November already, where did this month go?
 
its time for another challenge at creative inspirations and you have two weeks again to make something lovely to share with us.
 
Our generous sponsor is All Dressed Up, I just love these images!
 
 
the theme is Christmas. Come on crafters, it doesn't get any easier than that LOL
 
here is my card using this gorgeous little deer.
 
 
I used copic markers to colour him and added some gitter to his antlers.
 
the flowers are made using a Marianne die set and I added some diamond dust.
 
 
If you have any questions just leave them in the comments and i'll do my best to answer them.
 
please pop over to our blog to add your creations and check out what my team mates have been making.
 
HAPPY CRAFTING
 
hugs Suzanne xx
 
 



 


Tuesday, 29 November 2016

November Pinterest challenge

 
 
Hello friends and visitors, I'm here with my PinChicks challenge today, yes, I know i'm a day early but I didn't want it to clash with my Creative Inspirations challenge that goes live tomorrow.
 
 
so on to the pin which I have really enjoyed even tho it was an easy thing to make.
 
there is a little story to this pin...
a very good friend of mine (you know who you are) has been an absolute rock to me while ive been struggling and she ends every message with 'Chin up Chicken' and she told me that her dad always says that to her when she needs to hear it.
It makes me feel special that she would share a special family saying with me. like I said, she is a very special friend.
 
so I wanted to make her something to thank her for always being there and of course where would I look..... Pinterest of course!
and I found the perfect little chicken.
 
 
I have a set of heart dies so cutting the felt was easy and I hand stitched the wording, blanket stitched around the edge before stuffing him and adding a little eye.
he was very quick and simple to make but I was pleased with him and so was my friend. she deserves much more than a stuffed chicken but I think she knows I was thinking of her and her lovely dad the whole time I was making this.
I will keep her name private but I really do want her to know how much she has helped me througha dark patch.
 
there wasn't a tutorial for this chicken but its made from various size hearts dies and straightforward to put together.
 
so....
I felt a bit bad on my other talented pinchicks because I know they will be putting in a lot of time and effort on this months projects so I thought id share what else I have been making this month.
this is a pin I have used before but I loved the pattern so decided to make another one.
 
 
this is an across body bag. ive made this bag a few times now in various sizes but I just love this small one.
 
here is the link for the original pattern at little Monkeys crochet
 
check out her other patterns too, she is such a talented lady.
 
Talking of talented ladies please travel worldwide now and visit the other pinchicks to see what they have ben doing this month.
 
 
 
 
 
and
 
 
well that's it for tonight but please pop back tomorrow to check out my creative inspirations card,
 
hugs for now
Suzanne xxx
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, 16 November 2016

frosty florals at creative inspirations

 
 
Hello Crafty friends,
Its time for another challenge over at Creative Inspirations and we would love to see some frosty florals this time.
 
our sponsor is Petal Lu and there is a great prize up for grabs so please come and join us.
 
I've used my Altenew  Beautiful Day stamp set.
 
 
I've used watercolour paints to colour the flowers but its my first attempt at painting and I obviously need a lot more practice but I can say I did enjoy trying them.
 
I add some SnowWriter and some Twinklets Diamond dust to give a frosty look to the flowers.
 
the snowflakes are a die from Cheery Lynn and loooooove them!
 
the sentiment is from stamping up and I used some silver heat embossing powder. I will never get fed up with watching the powder melt and come to life LOL
 
I half cut the flowers out and then tucked a round nestability die under them. I'm pleased with how that worked out.
 
so this is my card and now its over to you....
 
please add your cards at Creative Inspirations
 
I am looking forward to visiting your blogs.
please leave me a comment so I know that you have been to visit me too.
 
Hugs Suzanne xx


Wednesday, 2 November 2016

anything goes at creative inspirations.

 
 
hello, its Wednesday again which means its time for a new challenge at creative inspirations
 
we have an Anything Goes theme but there is also the option of using one of our sketches.
they are great if you need a little inspiration.
 
our sponsor is The Paper Shelter and they have a great prize on offer so please come and join us.
 
here is my card using one of the fabulous new Christmas images.
 
 
how cute is this bunch, I love the naughty little elf
 
coloured with copic markers.
 
you can find our challenge at creative inspirations
 
thanks for stopping by
 
Suzanne x