Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Sassy Santa

I'm here with the last DT card for december
Creative Inspirations have a Christmas or new year theme for this week and I've kept mine plain and simple
I've used another Sassy Cheryl digi image and again I love it. I'm such a sassy addict!
I've printed the image 3 times and layered up sections of it.
coloured with my copics.
memory box star dies were added and a red mat but that's all so it really was very simple but I like the results.
I hope you will join our challenge this week as we won't have one until the 7th January now.
happy Christmas everyone. xxxx

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Here Comes Santa

I've got a santa card for my DT entry at Creative Inspirations this week
the cute image is from our sponsor The Paper Shelter
I've followed our optional sketch which you can find on the blog.
                                                  I used polychromo's to colour the image
the flowers were make using EK retro flower punch and MS branch punch for the leaves
the challenge this week is anything goes so I hope we will see lots of lovely projects.
thanks for stopping by
Suzanne x


Thursday, 4 December 2014

TiddlyInks Wyrn card

hi everyone,
I've got a card to show you, its a tiddlywinks digi image and I coloured it after watch the free colouring lesson from Kit and Clowder.
I'm hoping to be able to buy some lessons after Christmas but will have to wait and see how things pan out.
here is my card
Ive used first edition papers from the Dreamcatcher set

the flower is a spellbinders d-lite set called Blooms Three
the swirl is a couture creations die called Moments in Time available from Oysterstamps
I also used a MS heart border punch.
now I need to get back to making my Christmas cards, I keep getting sidetracked.
thanks for stopping by
Suzanne x

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Silver & White card

Hi fellow crafters, can you believe its December already!
I'm pleased it is because not only is santa on his way but its my turn to pick a theme for the challenge at creative inspirations blog.
I've chosen Silver & white only. no other colours please.
you can use this for Christmas cards of course but its also perfect for weddings and anniversary's and special birthdays..... oh so many more.
so please come and join us and Natalie has a gorgeous price up for grabs for the winner.
you can join in the challenge here
before I show you my card I would like to introduce you to my special guest designer this month...
my special friend, Sandra Crosfield.
she is a multi-talented lady and makes such beautiful creations.
please check out her blog and leave her some love.
I want to say a big thank you Sandy for being my Guest and welcome to Creative Inspirations.
you can see Sandy's silver and white card on her blog and here is mine....
I used a cuttlebug snowflake folder for the embossing and rounded two corners on each square then mounted on silver card.
the wreath is made with the MS branch punch. that has got to be my most used punch of all tie, I love it!
I cut tiny hearts from the silver card and used woodware tiny sentiments stamps and heat embossed with silver powder.
such an easy peasy card to make.
now its your turn...
I really would love it if you could join in my challenge and I promise to pop over to your blgs to look at them all.
hugs Suzanne x

Friday, 28 November 2014

Home Sweet Home card

hi, I'm back again to show you another card I've made using the Joy Crafts die again, I'm loving this one.
the door is hinged so I wanted to make a card with the door open and thought the best way would be a shadow box card.
this is the same design as my previous card, I used the Bricked embossing folder again
this is inside.
I made a Christmas tree using the MS branch punch. I did tell you that is my most used punch, right!
I added some gems and some die cut tiny hearts.
I used the sentiment as a door mat.
the shadow box shaped card is easy enough to make but if anyone wants a tutorial I work on it.
the door is a joy crafts die called Home Sweet Home and I got it from
there are such a great company, superfast delivery and the dies are the cheapest I could fine anywhere online. they have a huge range from spellbinders, memorybox, joycrafts.... loads more.
check out their website but hold on to your purse!
thanks for stopping by again to look at my blog, I appreciate your visit.
hugs Suzanne x

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

christmas door card and homemade texture paste

hello, today I've been playing with homemade texture paste and I'm pleased with the results so far.
here is some of it on my latest card...
It's very simple to make.
I used a cheap PVA glue and mixed in a touch of white acrylic paint and then added some talcum powder, enough to make it thick and not too runny.
Give all a good stir and you're ready to go.
I just blobbed in the card with a paint brush and when it was in place I sprinkled on some white glitter
you could use any colour paint but I wanted this to look like snow so of course it had to be white this time. I've got a couple of idea's in head for other colours though so watch this space!
my poor photography skills have let me down again because this card looks so much better in
I used my new Joy Crafts die 'Home Sweet Home' to cut the door and Tim Holtz Bricked embossing folder to mount it on.
the wreath was made with MS branch punch and some gems.
sitting here looking at the card now and I'm wondering if I should add some sort of sentiment to it, what do you think?
right I better get to work on a few more doors while I still have the paste ready. as my dear old mum would say... Waste not, want not!
thank for stopping by
Suzanne x

Seasons greetings

wow this is our last challenge for November at Creative inspirations, where has this year gone?
so for our challenge we would like to see you Seasons greetings.
here is my card

MelJens is our sponsor this week so I have used one of her gorgeous digi stamps, how adorable is this.
you could win 4 images from her collection so I hope that will tempt you into joining us.
hugs Suzanne x

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Challenge time at creative inspirations

Hi all,
It's challenge time again and this weeks at creative inspirations we would like to see your cards using brown and white combo.
I love brown cards so this was right up my street.
I used white pearlised card and kraft card, the combo workerd better than I thought it would.
CheeryLyn snowflakes are so cute, im loving this die.
star shaped carton was so easy to make. I found the instructions on good old pinterest.
this project is saved on my 'envelope board' pin board.
check it out here
I hope you will join us at creative inspirations  this week.
hugs Suzanne x

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Home for Christmas

Hi all,
I've been playing with kraft card and embossing powders today, im a huge fan of both.
here is one of the cards I made....
I bought this stampendous stamp last year but it love it so much i'm using it again this year

the flowers were made using cheery lynn rose die B436 but only the leaves were used not the rose petals. it was very easy, just cut leaves in red and green and layer up. the centre is an EK punch and a gem. I love the detail on these leaves and didn't have to use my tan mat to achive it, just once though the bigshot.
well I'm off to make another card now while the better half is watching football. although how he does that laying on the sofa with his eyes shut is beyond me! lol
hope you are all having a crafty evening too.
Suzanne x

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Winter Wishes

Happy Sunday!
Its been a wet and dark day here in Essex but hubby and I decided to have a drive to the coast and do a bit of bird spotting across the marshes.
Hubby was happy and I took my crochet so I was happy too. although I have to admit I did like seeing the Hen harriers and short-eared Owls.
Check out hubby's blog by clicking on his photo on the right-hand side to see the photo's he took.
Back home in the warm not and I'd like to share my latest card with you. I just love this digi image

I used copics to colour the image and added lots of Frantage and crushed glass glitter. its so sparkly, I'm really happy with this card and will be trying it with other colour combo's soon.
you can find the image here
thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may wish to leave.
hugs Suzanne x

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Sketch Challenge at Creative Inspirations

Its time for another challenge at creative inspirations and we have a really great sketch for you this week.
Our sponsor is kennyk and we have a great prize of 4 digi's for this weeks winner.
I've used one of the new Christmas kennyk images for my card
I used my copics and polychromos together to colour this image.
the flowers are a mix of Martha stewart punches and xcut punch.
pop over to creative inspirations and check out the sketch and I really hope you will join us.
hugs Suzanne x

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Uptown Girls easel card

5th of November..... I hate today!
my poor Tia is so afraid of fireworks so tonight is going to be a very long night!
but I'm not here to moan, I'm here because its time for another challenge
 at creative inspirations and we would love to see your easel cards. This is perfect for me as easel cards have got to be my favourite.
It is my daughter-in-laws birthday too so I've made this card for her...

I've used this gorgeous Uptown Girl stamp which was a gift from my bestie sarah (thanks sarah xx)
the shape was cut using GoKreate dies.
I really hope you will join our challenge this week at creative inspirations
please leave me a comment to let me know you dropped by.
hugs Suzanne2  x.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Count Dracular FROM Sassy Cheryl

This gorgeous little Dracular is far to cute to be spooky!
I love Sassy cheryls digi's, they are such a joy to colour and our challenge at creative inspirations
this week is to use Orange, Purple and black so this little Count was a must for me.
I used tiny hearts from memory box but couldn't find a die for little tiny bats so I just drew them myself on black card and cut them with scissors, I was pleased with the result.
I used some cheesecloth and coloured it black using a sharpie pen.
oh I do love this digi
 We would love to see your black, orange and purple creations over at creative inspirations and of course we have a prize up for grabs, this week is a generous £10 gift voucher for Craftie-Charlie store. hmm what would you treat yourself to with that?
It would be great if you could leave me a comment to let me know you stopped by.
thanks guys,
hugs suzanne2 xx

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!
That's the theme for our challenge this week at creative inspirations.
Our sponsor is
and you could be in with a chance of winning a $20 voucher... that's gotta be tempting right?

here is my Halloween card....

she is just so sweet I can't make her look very spooky.
I made the flower using spellbinders Aster die set and the centre  is Bling on a Roll from Oysterstamps.
the little cat is also from oysterstamps and is a Poppystamps die
I used copics to colour the image and added some Spiced Marmalade Distress ink
I hope you will join in our challenge and good luck with that voucher.
don't forget to check out the DT members for more inspiration.
hugs Suzanne x

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Spotlight card

Hi all,
Its challenge time again at Creative Inspirations and our clever design team member Sarah has chosen our theme this week and I love it!
the theme is 'In the Spotlight'.
I had to admit I hadn't seen a spotlight card before so Sarah showed me one she had made and I couldn't wait to get started.
Here is my card.....
I've used a Bugaboo mouse image to spotlight, how cute is he.
I coloured the spotlight circle with copics. I'm a colouring addict so I found it difficult to stop there but I love this idea and will be using it again.
I've used a Retro flower punch to make the flowers and a tattered lace die to make the little banner.
I hope you will be inspired enough to make a spotlight card and join us this week.
check out the other DT members for more inspiration.
hugs Suzanne x

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Jingle all the Way

wow the weeks are flying by and its challenge time again already at Creative inspirations.
this week we have an optional sketch for you and our sponsor is
I hope you will come and join us again. we are seeing some lovely creations every week.
Here is my card...
I love this digi, he's so cute.
I had a little trouble colouring him, my E34 is almost dead! I've ordered a refill from Artifolk and to get free postage I had to add a few Sketch markers. oops!
a can never have too many copics tho...right?
I mad the baubles using various punches and spellbinders circles.
the punches were a corner MS punch with a loopy design so that was perfect to snip at and a Bunch punch Pear was snipped to make the top of the bauble.
so Christmas is coming and that means dark evening and maybe even dark days so I really do need to get to work on a light box to improve my photography skills, its been on my 'to-do' list for far too long!
hopefully my next photo will look amazing!
over you now crafters....
lets see what you make this week. we love visiting your blogs and seeing your creations so please join us.
hugs Suzanne x

Thursday, 2 October 2014

I'm a Loser!

yep, that's right, I am  loser!
I entered a couple of cards into the DT Call over at TeddyBo but I didn't get in.
Its not surprising though, check out the entries here
there are some stunning cards and very talented ladies.
Good luck to all the new ladies.
so why am I shouting about being a loser I hear you say, well....
TeddyBo gave all us losers a gift and he is adorable!
I've made two cards with him already....
here is my first card. its much more sparkly than it looks.
I added stickles and gems.
And this is my second card.
It's a wobbly head!
its was soooo much to make.


He is so cute isn't he.
so I must say I'm really happy to be a loser!
Thank You TeddyBo.
hugs Suzanne x


Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Hello teddy and Lace

its time for another challenge at Creative Inspirations and our theme is to simply ad some lace.
our sponsor this week is
Live & Love Crafts and they have offered a generous voucher for this weeks winner
that's gotta tempt you, right?
Here is my card.....
I love this colour combo. Red with Kraft card, it just works!
I'll be using this combo for my Christmas cards this year.
But today I decide to make this cute little card with a simple Hello die cut sentiment from Paper Smooches.
the corner of my card is removable and slides over the corner of my book to mark the page I'm on.
this style card would make lovely gifts.
I'll do a tutorial for the corner bookmark if there is any interest.
Over to you again now, please grab your lace and show us what you make over at Creative inspirations.
good luck and don't forgot that £10 voucher!
hugs Suzanne x

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Swing Time sassy cheryl digi card

Its challenge time again over at creative inspirations and this week we would love to see your autumn colours put to good use.
our sponsor this week is
and as you can see, there is a £10 voucher up for grabs! that's tempting right?
here is my card......
I've used one of my favourite digi stamps again. Sassy Cheryl has adorable stamps!
I love colouring these little cuties.

I would like to enter this card into the sassy Cheryl challenge. I really do love her art work!
I really hope you will join us this week.
Suzanne x

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Let It Snow

I've been crafting and singing Christmas songs this week. I did decide it was still too early for me to put the Christmas tree up though LOL
It's lovely having all my glitter and sparkly ribbons out and I've treated myself to a new snokeflake die which I love.
I've used it on this weeks card for Creative Inspirations. The theme is spots and dots.
our sponsor is time4tea
I've used a gorgeous image which you can find here she is called Catching Snowflakes.

I used my new cheery Lynn snowflakes. you will be seeing these a lot more. the large snowflakes are from Marianne and I used a couple of spellbinders dies.
I also had fun playing with various Stampendous Frantage embossing powders. This is where my spots and dots come into it, I dotted the frantage everywhere! OMG I just love this stuff!
I really hope you will come and join in the challenge at Creative Inspirations this week. we love to see all your creations.
thank you for stopping by and I would love it if you could leave me a comment.
hugs Suzanne x