Thursday, 29 December 2011

calendar page

well christmas flew by and i cant say i will miss making christmas cards for a little while.
i've packed the christmas papers away and wont look at them untill at least august lol

this is my first calendar page for my good friend Papercraftpat.

i've used brown papermania cardstock and another papermania cardstock, it was from a forever friends pad. (not sure of the name)

the letters and numbers are GoKreate dies set.

the image is a lovely whiff of joy stamp and the jute ribbon was from ebay.

buttons from my stash.

i am going to enter this calendar page into the challenge over at stampingfortheweekend

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Santa's Magical Sleigh

wow check out this gorgeous template, isnt it lovely and it could be your's free.

click  here to find out how.

this lovely card making carosel template comes from

this isn't made by me, oh i wish  i had the talent for it but i will post mine when its made.
give you all a giggle if nothing else!

Saturday, 3 December 2011

few stamps for sale

here are a few stamps for sale. i thought i would put them here before i list on ebay.
 Cherry on Top from lilli of the valley £4.50 free post
 Craft-uk christmas stamp set £5  free post
 fun christmas stamps new £2 free post
 fun christmas stamps, new. £2 free post
 Mix it and Make it by LOTV used £4.50 free post

sprinkled with sugar from LOTV used £4.50 free post
papermania stamp set £2 free post

thanks for looking and please check back later as i am having a clear out and will add more stuff as soon as i take photo's.

suzanne x

Monday, 28 November 2011

Candy cane

evening craft buddies,
i just want to start by sending my deepest sympathy to my friend MargaretD2, margaret, i am so sorry for your loss and you are in my thoughts and prayers.
sending you hugs. x x

on to my card today, i love this image from tiddlyinks and ive used copics to colour her in. colouring in is my favorite part of cardmaking, im no expert, i've just never grown up! lol

marianne snowflakes with a little added twinklets,

i am entering this card into the challenge at tiddlyinks.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Let it snow

i've had a lovely eveing playing with snowflakes, my craft table looks so pretty with them all laid out and drying. Natalie from NGCARDS told me about twinklets and i love it! (thanks Nat)

i've made this card for the challenge over at WOJ using one of their stamps of course.
the frosty border is from oysterstamps and is a memorybox die.
the 'let it snow' sentiment is from sizzix with some added twinklets.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

little bro

hello, happy sunday!

i just love sundays, i have my family home for traditional sunday roast and lots of laughs and hugs, its perfect.
i hope you are all having a lovely weekend too.

i still found time to watch Bridesmaids on dvd which was hilarious and still made a couple of cards, all while cooking dinner!
why do us women find it so easy to multi task? lol

so here is my first card, its an adorable mo's image and perfect for my little bro.
 (he's 42 but still my baby brother)

i am entering my card into the challenge over at
please click the link and check out the DT's beautiful cards for some inspiration.

sorry for my poor photograhy again. i really must do better.

thank you for stoppiung by.

hugs suzanne x

Wednesday, 16 November 2011


i am back, i think i've found my missing mojo, thank goodness!

i made this card for a friend and have used a wee fairy image and coloured her with copics.

i made the tiny clay star with airdry clay.

i am entering this card into a challenge over at
i've never entered a card here before so this should be fun.
also entered into rubysrainbow which is another first for me.

please feel free to ask any questions and thank you for any comments you may wish to leave.

hugs suzanne x

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

same image

im back with the same adorable image from Mo's digital pencil.
i enjoyed making the challenge card so much i made another one.
i've used bobunny paper again too and a stunning MemoryBox die (purchased from oysterstamps)

a DoCrafters member helped me out with a tip for the snowdrops and im pleased with the result, thanks Digger!

clay hearts again, they are so much fun to make and so simple.

i'm not sure if i can enter mo's challenge more than once but im sure she will let me know if im breaking the rules. lol

thanks for stopping by and shout if you have any questions.

suzanne x

Friday, 21 October 2011

Mo's challenge

i decided i needed a little challenge so headed for Mo mannings site. i just love her artwork.
so the challenge this week is to use my favorite mo image, thats impossible!
there are far too many favorites to choose just one!
so i used my newest image, thats my favorite at the moment LOL

i've used some gorgeous BoBunny paper for this one.
also made a cute little heart charm from clay. i love playing with clay, will i ever grow up?
i hope not!

well, now the christmas stash is out on my table i think i'll make use of it and make another card.
i'll check out mo's other images first and treat myself.

thank for looking
suzanne x

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

pretty in pink

im here with another challenge card. this simply pink card is made using
the cute 'big shoes' image from mo manning.

im entering this one into the challenge over at stampingfortheweekend


Monday, 12 September 2011

Hugs keep you warm

i am here with my latest challenge card. this is such a cute image don't you agree.
she is little tree hugger from tiddlyinks
and thats where this card will be entered for the challenge.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

All Grown Up

hello, i hope you all enjoyed the long weekend.
we had a lovely family roast yesterday and the 'men' in the family played demolition games in my son's new house. errrrk!
they have taken out everything but the wall and next weekend the chimney will be history!
i must say they worked up an appetite though and every plate was clean. lol

us girls just had fun cooking and chatting and i didnt get crafting untill they all left.
thats when i settled down at the craft table and made this easle card.
totally inspired by mina at pinkpuds
i just love her blog and it makes me want to craft.

i have used the same image by Mo manning and papermania's recycled card blanks.
the gorgeous swirl is a chery lyn one from oysterstamps.

ive coloured the image with promarkers and will enter this card into their challenge this week.

thanks to mina for the inspiration.

hugs suzanne x

Thursday, 25 August 2011

note cards

hello, i've got a couple of bits to add today and will start with my notecards.
tutorial came from paula (pottermad at docrafts)
it's very easy to follow and will make a nice little gift for my mum.

i've used Picnic in the Park papers and a liliofthevalley stamp.
he sould be holding a big flower but i didnt want that for these simple notecards.

inside view and cards.

front of note box

Selection of note cards, there are 6 in the box.

i am entering this into the challenge at cupcake this week and also

i must also say thank you to my friend sarah (ss73 from DC) for pointing me in the right direction for paula's tutorial or i would have missed it.
thanks sarah.

i'll be back later with more cards but first......time for lunch!

hugs suzanne x

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Little Treasure

eye eye captain!

how cute is this little pirate teddy. he is my latest digi. you can find him at pollycraftdigi's and he is a bargain price of just 99p

i've coloured him with promarkers and will enter him in the challenge at passionforpromarkers this week.

i've also used a papermania recycled paper card blank and the map is a colouring page which i resized and coloured with promarkers

hope you like it.

thanks for looking at my blog and for any comments you may leave.

suzanne x

Helping Hand

good evening bloggers!

this one is a little different for me but don't worry, i haven't lost the plot. well not completely! lol

this is my decorated spatular and its not for cooking. its perfect for those hard to press paper punches, simply put the spatular on top of the punch and press, its works a treat......go on, try it!

I've used Mo's cute image called What's Cooking
i am entering it into mo's challenge this week which is 'anything but a card'

i hope this fits the bill.

thank you for stopping by and for any comments you might leave.

hugs suzanne x

Monday, 15 August 2011

special day

hi, im back again today with this gorgeous digi, i just love her!
she's available from CraftsandMe and called Forever Rose.

i've used the first edition papers again, the photo really doesnt do them justice, they are are so sparkly and strokable (is that a real word)? lol

i think you can see the sparkle a little better from this angle.

image is coloured with copics.
hair E000

i am entering this card into the sketch challenge at cupcake this week.
please pop over and check out the treasure hunt there, they have some gorgeous goodies to give away!

thank you again for stopping by.

suzanne x

Letters to a Friend

I'm here with my gift for a friend.
i've covered the address, that sheet of paper wont stay there.

this is so easy to make, a simple stack of evelopes with a little secret.....

top envelope is hinged to reveal a nice choccie snack.

please contact me if you would like instructions on how to make the secret box.

i am entering this into the challenge at CRAFT

thank you for stopping by and for any comments you may leave.

suzanne x


oh wow, i won the challenge at CRAFT!
thank you sharon, Jo and the team!

happy happy happy!

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Computer Boy

Good evening,
welcome to my blog, i hope you find something you like here.

this card is for my nephew who is such a computer geek!
its ok, he won't mind me saying that about him. lol

the image is a new one from Mo's digital pencil.
i love Mo's art work.

the papers are from the Complete boy stack.

the cable and plug were simply cut from black card.

i was dreading making a card for my nephew, i just couldnt find the right thing but them Mo put this new image on her blog this morning, is she telepathic?

thanks mo, great timing!

thank you for stopping by.

hugs suzanne x

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

cotton anniversary

good afternoon, what a lovely one it is here too, the sun is shining bright, it feels like summer!

i'm here with another card, this time i've made a 2nd anniversary card.
the second anniversary is of course cotton so what better way to celebrate than to add this gorgeous tatted cotton bracelet.
simply untie the bows and wear. itsn't it fab!

i wish i could say i tatted the bracelet but sadly im not that talented.
i got it from a very special and clever lady called margaret. you may know her as margaretD2 from docrafts.
please check out her etsy store if you would like a gorgeous tatted item.

the paper tag is easily removed before you want to wear it.

it looks great on and is perfect for holidays, its so light to wear.
i love it so much i've got one for myself.
and mine has got tiny beads on it!

Margaret you are so talented. these are beautiful.

back to my card...
i've used first edition papers and a freebie stamp from a magazine.
this little bear is the stamp that cost me a small fortune, he was the one who got me into stamping.
naughty little newton!
(well i've got to blame someone) lol

i've cut newton bear so he sits partly outside the nestie, very simple to do byt looks effective.

i am entering this card into the challenge at CRAFT

thank you for stopping by again and please check out margarets amazing creations before you sign off.

hugs suzanne x

Monday, 8 August 2011

Just a Note

im here early today with a little post it note holder. it was going to be tonight's project but i couldnt wait to get started.

i love this lilofthevalley image.....well, lets face it, i love all lotv images!

post it notes were on a bogof offer this week at sainsbury's so please pop back to see another idea i have for them.

for this one i have used DCWV paper stack, Nana's Nursery.
the roses were simple punched flowers, i love making them but they do take a bit of time. worth it though i think.

i am entering this project into the challenge over at lotv this week.

thanks for stopping at my blog.

suzanne x

Sunday, 7 August 2011

little angel

can you believe the weekend has gone by so fast! i really think we should add every friday to the weekend dont you?

i've not done much crafting this weekend, unless you include craft shopping because hubby has treated me to a couple of bits. i'm sure he will be pleased when he finds out! lol

one of the treats was this gorgeous angel digi from craftsandme. isnt she beautiful and she is so nice to colour.
i used a mix of copics and spectrum noirs.
i gave my verdict on the noirs over at docrafts.

back to my card, it was almost thrown together really, i was more interested in the colouring in part.

i used marianne dies for the heart and first edition, spring feast paper which is lush!
chucked on some glamour dust clear gems.

as its pretty flat i think i'll try to laminate it and leave it on my sisters grave for her birthday this month.

(i miss you sis x)

no challenges for this one but i hope you still it.

thanks for looking.

suzanne x

Friday, 5 August 2011


hello, thanks for visiting my blog, i hope you see something you like.
this card is Big hugs and is for the challenge at passionforpromarkers

i've use a kanban stamp which i love.
 there is nothing better than a big hug from my dog.
oops i hope hubby doesnt read this! 

Thursday, 4 August 2011

for sale, plastic canvas.

i've had a little sort out today and found this bundle of plastic canvas, i was actually looking for fimo. LOL 
i looked on ebay and one sheet is £2.90 inc post!! so this little lot is a bargain.
17 sheets of plastic canvas, mixed colours, white, clear and black.
10 1/2  x 13 1/2 inches

i'll have a look after dinner and might find some patterns, i know ive got some here......somewhere! lol

two sheets have one corner missing.

£20 inc postage.
uk only.
smoke free home.

30 1oz packets of sculpey clay, same sort of medium as fimo.
a couple have had the corner used but still great value.
this is a heavy item so sorry about postage.
£12 plus £4 post
uk only

Monday, 1 August 2011

dress up card

i have had so much fun making this card, it really took me back to when i was a little girl and collected the comic called mandy. she was a paper doll with lots of cut out clothes. hmm i wonder if that was the start of my crafting addiction?

i've made this card using Mo's image Trudy. i printed the dress a few times on patterned paper and used a ribbon to hold the selection of dresses to the card.
the doll is removable too and the image underneath her is blank so the recipient can colour it in herself.

i wonder if her mummy will let her use the copics to colour in Trudy?
hmmm i think not!

i have entered this card into the challenge at cupcake

thanks for stopping by.

suzanne x

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Best of Friends

good morning, it looks like it is going to be a sunny one today. (fingers crossed)!

sun or no sun i will be having another lazy day today due to a slipped disc, all i will say about that is ...

i did managed to make a card at 1am this morning when i couldnt sleep.
i've used one of Mo's images, its another cutie.

i used papermania recycled card blank, im loving these.
papers are from the dog stack.
doggy charm was from a £1 shop in tenby, its now called the £1.20 shop which made me laugh.

i've entered this card into the promarker challenge

i've never entered this one before so wish me luck!

hope you like my latest creation and please feel free to send me a messeage if you have any questions.

hugs suzanne x