Friday, 18 December 2009

1st candle

awww its very christmassy today, the garden is all white and pretty, easy for me to say when i can stay inside and keep warm!
back to crafting....
this is my new stamp set from art journey and i thought she was perfect for a rememberance candle. the first candle iv'e ever made so i'm pretty pleased with myself.
i think i'll be doing a few more now i know how simple they are. hope you like it as much as i do.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

woohoo! i'm bursting with pride

wow i just had to come back and share this news with you. Maria has chosen me in her top 5 over on passionforpromarkers so i can now display the passionista badge with pride. aww i am one happy bunny today!
this award was for my vintage card and i'm so pleased because i was a little bit worried about this card but not any more.
thank you maria, i just love my promarkers and the challenges every week. to celebrate now!

Advent project

i have had so much fun making this project and have entered it for the passionforpromarker challenge.

i used a Go Kreate die to cut the numbers but nearly drove myself crazy, the paper kept sticking in the die and i couldn't get it out. i'm doing something wrong but i have no idea what!

all the papers are from the Daisy & Dandelion christmas collection and papermania brads in christmas colours and snowflakes.

the images are allsorts, whiff of joy, lili of the valley, and tilda.

now for the difficult part....what should i put inside? lol

don't worry i'm not with this, its for next year.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

time for another challenge TOP 5

WOOHOO.....this card won me a place in the top 5 over on passionforpromarkers. i'm so pleased! this week is vintage week so here is my card.
the papers are K&Co inked and distressed. flower is a paper punch and an old book. i really struggled to pull pages out of a book, it's a crime! lol
i'm not totally sure if the image works with the papers and i'm having trouble with a sentiment so any idea's would be a great help.

Monday, 23 November 2009

stampin for the weekend

well i took the plunge and made this card for stampin for the weekend challege, its the first time i've entered. i really liked the sketch.
papermania backing paper,
cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder,
white ribbon from stash
3 white pearls
sentiment from docrafts goody bag,
forever friends stamp from the glitterpot, embossed and then coloured with promarkers and finally a snowflake paper punch.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

another promarker challenge

wow i haven't been here for awhile. i was having so much trouble loading my pictures i just gave up! lol
but i'm back now and hopefully sorted.
So here is my card for the promarker challenge. i just love this manga girl image and she looks great in these colours.
The papers are from Basic grey Eva collection and the flowers are a simple x-cut punch in two sizes with an added gem.
i haven't added a sentiment yet because i've ordered a new cuttlebug die which will work perfectly on this card so lets hope the postie hurries up!

thanks for stopping by,
suzanne x

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Henry Mouse

henry mouse again, this time in a blue theme.
he is so cute!

my favorite stamp!

this has got to be my favorite stamp! it is from and it is going to get a lot of use. lol i've coloured the image with promarkers and i think the papers are flowersoft but if you recognise them please get in touch because i need to buy some more. i just love these colours.

whiff of joy christmas

awww how cute is this new stamp from he is called Henry mouse with christmas bauble. i love all WOJ stamps and i'll be back for some more very soon.
i've used papermania papers. image is coloured with promarkers.

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

another lili christmas

i'm always drawn to blue papers so used some for this cute little angel. she is from i think she looks great done in the blue but i now have coffee and cream shades in my head....where can i get coffee christmas papers? if you know please send me a message either here or on DoCrafts website were i am known as suzanne2

thank you for browsing my blog, please check out my gallery on DC for lots more of my cards.

happy wedsnesday!

liliofthevalley christmas

awww how cute is this little angel from! i love the stamps from this site but they are selling out fast so i must get over there and order so more. it's not a suprise as they are such a great price.

i've used papers from the Daisy & Dandelion Christmas Collection, the flower is a silk daisy that i snipped to look more christmassy. snowflake embossing folder is from cuttlebug

Friday, 4 September 2009


Anniversary & thank you cards.

this card is different for image and no colours! i've used pearlised card for the blank and the embossing, which is a cuttlebug. i then ct the letters using sizzie die and layered on mirri card. all finished off with a couple of pearls. simples!

Friday, 28 August 2009

new stamp number 3

Liliofthevalley stamp number 3 and i love this one too!
i've coloured the image with promarkers again and this time i have used papermania Regency papers.
the flowers are woodware punches and everyone knows that's the martha stewart doily punch LOL

lili of the valley stamp

here is another one of my new stamps from liliofthevalley, i just love these new designs and they are such good value at just £3.50 each or 4 for £12 what a bargain!
i used promarkers to colour the image and the paper is My Minds Eye.
the swirls were a gift from a friend, aren't they lush!

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Liliofthevalley stamp number 1

evening all, thanks for stopping by.

I'm like a little girl at christmas today because my new stamps have arrived from Liliofthevalley, i've had them on pre-order for a few weeks so the tension has been building LOL
i couldn't wait to get them ink'd up and coloured in. I've used promarkers again on this one.
the papers are papermania Regency and a couple of plain sheets from the papermill. woodware punches made the flowers and leaves and my new adorableMartha Stewart doily punch made the paper lacey. i finished it off with a couple of gems.
so this is my first new stamp....3 more to go so watch this space! lol

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Penny Black challenge

this is the card i made for the penny black challenge over on the docrafts website. the challenge was to use pink, black and silver,
sparkles, gem or pearls,
a peel off corner or embossed
and of course a penny black image.
i really enjoyed this did i do?

Wednesday, 12 August 2009


I hope you like this one. i thought i would join in with the challenge over on passionforpromarkers, well it's a good excuse to buy more pens!
the challenge was to use cocoa and rose pink. i think they look great together.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Time to pay it forward

well it is time to pass on my award and after a lot of thought i decided to pass it on to Glenda
because she has been a good friend to me and i know she is just one 'click' away. Glenda has just started her blog too and we are trying to work it out together. Kim always comes to the rescue of course. lol
So Glenda...Thank you for being a friend.

My other friend Patricia doesn't have a blog so i can't pass this award on to her but i would like to thank her too. Pat, where would i be without you? You make me laugh every single day without fail. thank you for being my crafty friend.
suzanne x

I've got another Award!

I must say a huge thank you to Kim for giving me this lovely award. I'm honoured to be in your circle of friends Kim and i will pass it on with pride. Please check out kims blogs and shop, she has some gorgeous digi stamps and lovely charms at excellent prices. Most of the charms used on my cards come from Kim's shop.

Thank you again Kim, i need to give this some thought before passing it on. watch this space!

suzanne x

Tuesday, 4 August 2009


My mum will be 79 this month and i didn't want to make her a card that was too cutie but i did still want pretty, so this is what i came up with, i do hope it's ok.
I used the side step design which is easier than it looks.
the papers are My Minds Eye, yes again! lol
the vellum butterflies were punched with a x-cut dimentions punch and i added a beautiful sparkly bindi. i bought these on that auction site, they came in a plastic container with 20 tiny pots inside, perfect for all my gems and brads etc, i've ended up buying 3 so far. lol
back to the card...
I used the birthday embossing folder from cuttlebug and the beautiful swirls were sent to me by a friend over on DoCrafts.
the letters were cut using Broadway Melody sizzix alphabet dies.
finally i added a ribbon from my stash.

the vellum butterfly with bindi bling.

Monday, 3 August 2009

wow i had to come and tell you about the lovely Tilda blog candy.
check it out here or click on the candy picture.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

blue and lime

Here is my card for challenge over on Charmedcards, they are offering a fab set of 72 copics as blog candy, yes i did say 72!
Colouring is the best part of card making and i have enjoyed it since i was a little girl. me and my brother would go to woolworths with our pocket money on a saturday morning and while he was choosing his sweets i would be drooling over the pens, pencils and crayons. I still can't walk pass a stand full of pens. I don't have any copics yet so i have used my promarkers to colour this whiff of joy image. the papers are My minds Eyes (my favorites) and the ribbon was from poppicrafts, check out the sale over there, they have some great bargains. i used my new nesties, labels 4 and added a couple of gems to the punched flowers. i'll add a sentiment at a later date, when i know what the card will be used for.

thanks for checking out my blog.
suzanne x

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

i won an award!

well i could just burst! i've got my first award from Kimmi. if anyone deserves an award it her, if not an award then a medal. For those of you who do not know, kim is a young mum and is due to start her last cycle of chemo tomorrow. (good luck hun) what a brave lady she is and an inspiration to us all. Kim i can't put into words how proud i am of you and how much your friendship means to me. thanks buddy!

so now i have i have to pass this award on and i have chosen Natalie from because she is such a generous, helpful and talented crafter. She never moans at me for the questions i fire at her and she is always willing to share with me. So a huge thank you Natalie, i'm honoured to be able to pass this award on the you and call you a member in my circle of friends.

hugs suzanne x

My buddy Blu

this is my card for the challenge over at stampinfortheweekend. They always come up with such great themes and just what i need to get the creative juices flowing. It also gave me the perfect excuse to try out my new HighHopes stamp which i love.

papers are from MyMindsEye, Everyday Tango. Velvet ribbon was in the cheapie basket at the Range so that had to come home with me....well it looked sad and loney!

flower brads were out of my stash and the charm is from ebay, i got little boys and girls, how cute are they. there are some lovely charms over at and also some really cute digi stamps.

back to my card... i finished it off with some fake stitches. very simple to do, just use a pokey tool to make two rows of alternate dots then join them up with zig lines useing a fine liner pen.

i used the left over paper to decorate the inside of the card.....waste not, want not. as my old mum used to say.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

wow i just had to tell you about the chance to get a free...yes FREE set of fall stamps from Whiff of Joy. the designs are still a secret but we did get a sneak preview and isn't she lovely!
head over to whiff of joy and find out how you can win.
suzanne x

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

My challenge card

This the card i made for the challenge over on

the challenge was to make a card using red and brown, easy really because i love these two colours together. I used a Tilda image coloured with promarkers and some paper from my stash.

i love making the flowers with my new punches....have you noticed? LOL
i added some lace and little charm.

I'd like to thank Kim for all her help with my blog and for the inspiration. check out her lovely blog and gorgeous baby over at

Monday, 13 July 2009

Happy Birthday Billy

We have had a lovely weekend!
it was our son's birthday yesterday and 14 of us went for a huge chinese meal, hmmm it was yummy but far too food.
a good time was had by all.
Elvis died in 1977 and my son wasn't born untill 6 years later but he has always been a fan. i have no idea how that happened!
so this is the card i made for him useing a Tida image and lots of black card.
also added black & white paper and plain grey paper.
ribbon and buttons with a very strip of paper threaded through the holes.
the sentiment was a stamp that came free on a magazine.

the image was coloured with promarkers.

i didn't use many colours, cool grey 1, black and cool grey 4 for the t-shirt and jacket.

umber for the belt, hair and boots.

jeans were done with pastel blue and cornflower and the skin is ivory and blush.

i used a white gel pen to add light to the hair and boots and i also used it on the zip.

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Blue & Green?

Happy Saturday!

still no sunshine today but we are having out garden landscaped at the moment so we can't have a BBQ untill it's all finished, i think the sun is waiting for us.

back to crafting.....

i've broken my mum's rules to make this card, sorry mum!

When i was a little girl she would always tell me

'blue and green should never be seen,

unless there's something in between'

she was talking about the clothes i was wearing, i did like to be different LOL

anyway, i think the blue and green works here.

i've used papers from My Minds Eye with a little added ink on the edges. A gorgeous length of crochet ribbon from an auction site...yep you got it, that one!

the swirly bit is a sizzix diecut and i also added a couple of eyelets so i could hang the vellum tag.

image was coloured with promarkers

vellum tag with added punched flowers

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Happy Birthday MIL

Happy Birthday to my mother-in-law today!

I've made this card for her with black and white papers and used a photo of her dog Holly. Obviously not the best dog in the world...she lives with me and is called Tia hehe

i made the flowers for this card using my daisy punches in 4 sizes.

I really need some help with sentiments so if you have any idea's for me please let me know.

I would also like to know about any blogs with a challenge so i can have a go, please contact me if you have any information.

i think it's time for me to stop with the techo stuff now and get some paper to cut......

watch this space!

Monday, 6 July 2009

Rainy Day!

rainy day card so perfect for today.
Whiff of Joy stamp coloured with whispers pens.
i like to rub the pens onto acetate then lift the ink with a koi water brush.
i added Anita's 3D gloss so bring the rain to life.
papers are from the Eva paper pad but the plain purple and Lime papers are actually expensive wallpaper from a sample book, a really lush freebie.
ribbon is from my stash and the flowers are xcut punches. A couple of sparkly gems add the finishing touch.
sentiment is a clear sticker sent to me from a friend.

Another penny black stamped images, this time from the critter party set and again coloured with whispers pens.

the card blank is a pretty pearlised pink. green card stock was simply torn and stuck on with 3D foam pads

i tried the coathanger charm through an eyelet with some pink embroidery cotton and then hung a card sentiment using eyelets and jump rings....yeah ok i agree it was a bit fiddely but it was worth it.

was that summer?

was that it, is summer over now? i hope not.

well the rain is back today so it's a perfect time to stay inside and play with pretty paper. I've got a couple of cards to add over the next couple of days but i thought i'd start today with some oldies.

for this one i used some nursery papers and two silk flowers.

the image is a penny black stamp and coloured with

whispers pens.

no sentiment yet because i just couldn't make up my mind what to use or what occassion to use the card for.

so thats the first oldie.....on to the next......

Friday, 3 July 2009

Flower Power

my 1st blog card. i've used an image sent to me by a friend and coloured it with promarkers.

the papers are My Minds Eye

the flower i made with two daisy punches and a paper brad, very simple to make.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

afternoon all,
i hope you are all enjoying this beautiful weather.
I really don't have a clue about bloging but i will get there....slowly. If you stumble across this blog then accept my appologies for how boring it is at this stage. Help is needed, and quick. well enough chat, it's time to find a teacher. please come back soon!

hugs suzanne x