Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Crazy Critters at Creative inspirations

hello, its time for another theme at creative inspirations and we would love to see some crazy critters!
how easy is that.
I chose this cute little creature..
look at those boggly eyes.....
I often have those since my meds were changed! LOL
I love this little froggy, I've coloured him with copic markers and added some punched daisies
I can't remember where I got this digi from so if anyone knows could you please let me know so I can give credit to the artist.
I'm looking forward to seeing all the great cards that will be entered this week.
please come and join us at creative inspirations.
hugs Suzanne x

Monday, 27 April 2015

Book Folding

My good friend Sarah Swire tempted me into trying book folding and I'm so glad she did.
this is my first attempt and it was fun.
although my husband says he can't see the apple.
what do you think?
this is the closest I'm going to get to an apple ipad.
now I need to find some more templates. I could become hooked on this craft.
thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Let's Dance

hi all,
wow this weather we are having here in Essex is so lovely!
I just love sitting in my garden with my pens and pencils but its time for me to think about getting some prescription sunglasses. who would have thought I needed them in April.
back to my blog post....
Its Wednesday so that means its a new challenge at creative inspirations and this week we are sponsored by Kenny-K
so please come and share you creations with us and you could be in with a chance of winning four great Kenny-K images.
I chose this fun image for my card this week.

I added some silver to her dress to give her a bit more sparkle.
I coloured her with copic markers.
our theme this week is Anything Goes so I do hope we will see a few of you joining us.
I'm off to fatclub now, wish me luck!
Suzanne xx

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

April's pinterest project

hi I'm here to show you what I made for my 'April' project. As some of you know I have chosen to try out one thing each month from pinterest. Up till now I've done crochet items so I thought I'd go back to basics and make a card this time.

this is Daisy from Sugar Nellie. I wanted this stamp for over two years but couldn't find her.
then a docrafts friend asked if I wanted to buy her one. (thanks Paula Hollifield)
She is just soooo sweet and I can remember my sister teaching me how to make daisy chains many moons ago.
She taught me many other useful skills too.
( I cant peel a brussel sprout without smiling and thinkin of her)
but I'm sure you don't need to hear that old story. Oh I miss her so much.
ok, back to my card.
I found the original post here
I love how Delphine did the background with distress inks so this was an easy choice for me.
I cut daisy out and used 3D foam to give her a little lift and did the same for the clouds.
its a very simple card but I love how it turned out and I will be using this background technique again.
so thank you for the tutorial Delphine and CC designs.
My good friend MargaretD2 is playing alone with me on the pinterest calendar so please check out her blog to see what she has made. oh boy is she a talented lady or what!
I'd love to be able to make the gorgeous tatted items that she finds so easy to do.
(one day Margaret, one day)!
If anyone wants to join us please let us know so we can visit your blogs.
It doesn't have to be a crafty item, it can be cooking or cleaning, gardening or a health tip....
anything you find on pinterest that you want to have a go at.
And let us see the 'fails' aswell.
Yes I've had a few of those!
Like my magic carpet cleaning recipe, hmmm well we won't be trying that again and I'm still trying to convince myself the stain left there doesn't look too bad.
maybe i'll post pictures of that one day but not yet..... I need therapy to get me through it first!
seriously..... the panic when I couldn't get the baking powder out of my red carpet still haunts me.
well that's all for today.
hugs Suzanne xx

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Seeing stars

Hello, Happy Wednesday!
I'm in such a happy mood today, its a mix of lovely weather and new meds.
At last I'm starting to feel a bit more human again but meds are making me tired and a little strange so I really am seeing stars at times!
 Stars is our theme at creative inspirations.
I chose a Sassy Cheryl digi again (well come on, you know I'm her number one fan)
you can find my image here
how cute is sassy sally?
I've used copic markers to colour her and cut lots of stars using xcut dies.
I cut the background layer with a GoKreate die and then used a sewing tracing wheel tool to make the criss cross design on the blue card. it work pretty well.
I've also added a few star shaped gems. Can a girl have too many stars?
I'm really going to enjoy seeing what you guys make this week and i'll comment on as many as I can please come and join us at creative inspirations and of course we have a great prize up for grabs again this week.
I hope the star theme continues now as I'm off to slimming world to get weighed. wish me luck!
hugs Suzanne x 

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

A Trio of....

good morning and happy Wednesday!
Wednesday has turned into my favourite day of the week, its weigh in day at slimming world which I look forward to and of course its the day we star a new challenge at creative inspirations.
this week our theme is 'A Trio of'....
so all we would like you to do is add three of anything you want.
here is my card...

I chose three flowers, three gems and three colours
is that OTT with the 3's?
I love how the embossing turned out, I used white embossing powder on the pink card.
I coloured the cute image with copic markers
Its such an easy theme so I hope you will come and join us.
you could be in with a chance of winning a crafty voucher, so what you waiting for?
good luck everyone xx

Thursday, 2 April 2015

March Pinterest Project

oops its April already and I haven't posted my March pinterest project but It arrived in its new home today so I can now show you what I made.....
I chose this pattern and it was easier than I thought it would be

I added some beads and a ribbon bow
I sent this heart to my friend Margaret as she is doing the 12 month challenge with me.
each month we find something on pinterest to have a go at making. it could be anything from cooking to gardening and it doesn't have to work out right, it would be fun to see the mess ups lol
if you want to join us just leave me a comment and i'll add a link to your blog.
(no spammer please)
Please pop over to Margarets blog to see what she has made. here
now I better have a look on pinterest to see what I would like to do for April.
thank you for any comments you might like to leave
hugs Suzanne xx

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

She wore a Yellow Ribbon

happy Easter everyone,
I hope you enjoy the long weekend.
I always think about those loved ones that cant be at home during the holidays and thats where the inspiration for this card came from.
to all the troops away from home....
stay safe and remember you are loved by us all.
I just love this image from All Dressed Up.
I've also got this song going through my head which we have sung for Arsenal many times.
well I have got a hubby and two sons and I'm the only female so I had to learn didn't I. LOL
back to my card.....
I've used the digi image and coloured her with copics.
I've kept the card simple as I wanted the focus to be on the sentiment.
please pop over to creative inspirations and join us with the challenge this week.
you could win a great prize If Natalie picks your card.
thanks for stopping by and for any comment you might wish to leave.
hugs Suzanne x