Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Anything Goes

Happy Wednesday to my friends in blogland...
that means its time for a new challenge at creative Inspirations and this week is an
'Anything Goes' challenge but we also have the option of a sketch which I chose to follow this week.
this is sketch number 12 in our library.
This is my card. Ive Used a cute digi from sassy Cheryl.

I hope you are not fed up with these digi yet, I know I tend to use them a lot but I love them so much.
this is Noah and can be found here
Please pop over to sassy cheryls to check out her new digi's.
as this is an anything goes challenge we are hoping to see lots of you entering your creations at Creative Inspirations this week.
i'm looking forward to visiting your blogs.
hugs Suzanne x

Friday, 25 September 2015

Pinterest for September

wow its the end of September already!
that means its time for our pinterest challenge.
I chose something quick and east this time.....
I chose a lace crochet bookmark.

I bought the yarn from ebay but I wasn't keen on the results

So I made another one (bottom one) using some thread that my friend Sandy sent me and this time it looked much nicer.

I added the narrow ribbon

I'm really happy with it.
you can find the pattern on my pinterest board here
thanks for stopping by and please pop over to margaret's blog and carollyn's blog to see what they have made from pinterest this month.
If you would like to join us just drop one of us a line and let us know. all you have to do is find something on pinterest that you want to try.
It can be anything... cooking, gardening, crochet, beading, candle making.... absolutely anything.
Even cleaning.... yep I tried a tip to clean my oven which worked really well and I freshened up our mattress.
ok so these tips worked well but they are still cleaning/housework which really isn't good for your health so don't do too much of it!
hugs Suzanne x

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

so sweet!

we are back in full swing now at creative inspirations and its time for another challenge.
this week we want to see something sweet.
how easy is that!
check out the design team for a very varied array of cards for this theme.
here is my take on it.....
Now I have to own up and say this memory box die comes out when I need to make a quick card.
Hubby had booked a surprise weekend away for my birthday so it really did mean I had to make something quick.
I used a clear pennyblack stamp and coloured it with my copic markers.
they don't come much 'sweeter' than this one, look at those adorable little faces.
so you can see how quick this card was to make and I rushed off to pack a weekend bag.
(well ok, 5 bags actually and yes hubby did moan about them) lol
 We had a great time  and Tia loved the beach.
we looked at property for sale but didn't find our dream home this time. I will find the right place one day though.
I hope you will join us at creative inspirations and share your sweet little cards with us.
Petal Lu is our generous sponsor this week and is offering a £10 voucher for the winner.
good luck to everyone that enters.
hugs Suzanne x

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Your Favorite Occasion?

What is your favorite occasion for making and sending cards?
That's the theme at creative inspirations this week.
Simple aye? just make somethin for your favorite occasion and enter it on mr linky
I had a good think about this one...
Christmas? we all love Christmas!
wedding days?
aww a nice get well?
its not easy to pick a favorite is it!
But I decided on this....

because I like to send a card for no reason at all, just to say 'hello'

This card is on its way to a friend who likes to watch the birds.

I stamped the Impression Obsession stamp and then heat embossed it, adding distress ink to the sky.
the same ink was used on the sentiment background and a smooches sentiment die.
then I cut a couple of tiny birds. I think the dies for those are from tattered lace but I'm not 100% sure.
my poor photography doesn't show off the card too well, its much nicer in the flesh with the glossy embossing.

What is your favorite occasion?
I'd love to see what you like to make and send so please join us this week.

thanks for stopping at my blog today.

hugs Suzanne x

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Vintage Card

September, you know what that means?
the kids are back at school and all those mum crafters have more time on their hands!
so what you waiting for?
get the paper and stamps out and come and join us at creative inspirations for our next challenge.
this week we want to see some vintage desigs.
he's what I came up with...
I've used a Craft Individuals stamp which i'm guessing is called Sweet Memories.
I inked her up with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink and then added tea dye and vintage photo distress inks.
the image is cut using GoKreate die
I also used various others dies for the flowers and embellishments.
Where would we be without our die cutting machines!
please check out the other design team members blogs to see what vitage beauties they have made.
as always we have a prize up for grabs and this week our sponsor, Live and Love crafts, is offering a £10 voucher for the winner.
now who doesn't want £10 to spend on their gorgeous site?
please add your cards here
good luck with the challenge.
hugs Suzanne x

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

warm colours card

oh where has this week gone? the time has flown by and its time for another challenge already.
this week at creative inspirations we would like you to did out your warm colours.
here is what I came up with....
Ive used Retro Flower punches in 3 sizes to make the flowers

this has got to be my favorite stamp, ive used her so many times and never get fed up with looking at her.
she is from Art journey stamps and can be found here the set is called Noel but she certainly isn't just for Christmas.
I bought these a good while ago but they arrive within a few days.
the frame die is an oval but ive tweeked it and made it into a square.
the sentiment comes in the same stamp set.
and of course I've used some warm papers from K&Co
finished off with an organza ribbon and bow.
I hope you will join us at creative inspirations this week. I love browsing all the entries and we have £10 voucher up for grabs from our generous sponsor CraftsULove
thanks for stopping by and i'd really love it if you could leave me a coment.
hugs Suzanne x