Friday, 28 August 2015

Pinterest challenge for august

hi guys, I'm back with my pinterest challenge project for august.
hm now do I call this august or july re-make?
if you follow my blog you will know I failed in july and just couldn't get my crochet bag right.
well, I no quitter!
I stuck with it and started again.
this time I changed to a smaller hook and read the pattern over and over and counted..... counted....and counted some more!
seriously, I can't tell you how important that counting is.
I'm so happy I stuck with it and my bag is now finished. yay!!!!
What do you think?
I'm over the moon with it and proud of myself for not giving up.
I've even made a lining for it. I used a pretty pillowcase and cut it to size.
then my dad gave me my mum's sewing machine and oh boy that was a whole new challenge of its own.
I haven't used a sewing machine since I was at school some 30 odd years ago.
I found a manual for the machine online which was a huge help.
I can't ask my mum to help me, even though she was always using her machine. she now has dementia so she can't teach me.
I did ok tho. LOL
the buttons came from woolwarehouse and so did the drops cotton yarn. it was only 80p for a 50g ball, what a bargain!
I need some more now.
note to santa.... I love all the colours!
(boy, I hope he reads my blog)
here are another couple of pictures of the bag.

I've bought some very thin 3ply cotton and started another bag, its coming out smaller and looks so cute.

here a sneak peek...

I'm loving the dusky pink colour.

I've found a cone of white cotton on ebay, its a bit grubby but was a great price so I'm going to chance making it then washing it.

question now is......

do I need to buy the black cotton for winter?

leave a comment and let's have a vote.
at least I can blame my yarn addiction on you guys then and hubby might even forgive me. LOL

now back to the pinterest challenge...
please pop over to margarets blog and see what she has chosen to make for august.

Hi all i'm back with a little update.
We are very happy to welcome Carollyn to our challenge this momth.
She has an adorable project to share with us. Please pop and have a look on her blog here and leave her some love.
thank you xx

thanks for stopping by.
hugs Suzanne x

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Sweet as Sugar Nellie

yay its time for a new challenge over at sugar Nellie and here is my latest DT card
I've used one of my favorite sugar Nellie stamps which is also available as a digi.
she is coloured with copic markers.
I used MS flower punches to make the flowes and various dies for the leaves.
the kraft card was die cut with Simon says Stamp die called Falling Hearts, I love it!
the sentiment is a die set called Hello Words from paper smooches.
oh and how can I forget my newest die.... the faux stitches border die set by Lawn fawn which I purchased from
If you haven't used this site before pls check them out, they have some great offers and delivery was superfast!
watch out for my faux stitched borders because they will appear on a few more cards very soon. there are four borders in the set.
ok, so now its your turn, anything goes as long as you use a sugar Nellie image for this challenge.
enter your cards here
good luck and i'm looking forward to visiting some of your blogs to see what you have created.
hugs Suzanne x

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Creative Inspirations challenge is back!

Hi Guys welcome back!
today is the start of a new challenge. we had a lovely summer break but we are back with lots of lovely cards to show you. the team has been busy!
this week the Paper Shelter is our sponsor so you could win a great prize.
the theme is anything goes but we do have the option of a great sketch if you want to follow that.
here is my card and my version of the sketch which is number 12
I used a cutie from the paper shelter.
MS punches were used to make the flowers.
I used Copic markers for the colouring.
I hope you will pop over and join us for this weeks challenge at Creative Inspirations
hugs Suzanne x