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Thank you for dropping by. I hope you like what you see, please feel free to leave a comment or just say hello so l know you have passed through. Happy crafting and blogging x Susan x

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Allsorts Challenge 421

It is saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week my lovely teamie Tracy is the host and she has chosen
Flower Power
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details

Stamps Aspect of Design Funky Flowers
Clear versamark ink
white embossing powder
Inktense pencils
vellum & gold embossing powder


We have been generously sponsored by.

A couple of weeks ago l pulled out some kraft card and decided it was time to start to use some of it up and have always fancied having a go at colouring it. I watched a you tube video which inspired me to make this. I stamped the flowers with clear versamark and embossed with white detail powder then coloured with my pencils. I was pleased with the result and hope you like it too
Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Penny Black & More Midway Reminder

Hello my lovely crafty friends, sorry l am late with this post... we are now over halfway through the Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge for June which is
Anything Goes 
You still have plenty of time until 28th June to join in to be in with a chance of winning a great prize from one of  our generous sponsors listed below.
My teamies have some lovely pieces to share with you over on the challenge blog here along with all the details. You can use any brand of stamp except digi's - any entries using digi images will not be eligible for a prize. If you use a Penny Black stamp you could be chosen as a Guest Designer for a month.


Stamp Penny Black 40-405 Holly Tweet
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Glamour dust
Chunky embossing powder



We are generously sponsored by..
Penny Black
Tattered Lace

Hope you are all enjoying the scorching weather, not as hot up here in Scotland but still very nice. It stays light until well after 11pm, l think we only have a couple of hours of darkness....not that l plan on staying up to check, l like my sleep. Schools finish on 30th June here for 6 weeks and l am looking forward to that as l will be relieved of grandma duties as both parents work in education.... more crafting time for me :)
Hope to see you over on the challenge xx


Saturday, 17 June 2017

Allsorts Challenge 420

It is saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week my lovely teamie Wendy is the host and she has chosen
Birthday Boy
This must be a birthday card for a male - just to make it very clear.  Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.


Stamp LOTV 
Coloured with copics
Ribbon, button, twine, 
metal butterfly

Our lovely Wendy is generously giving this lovely prize of John Lockwoods Nasturiums to one lucky winner.  I think this is the first year l have not grown any of these beautiful flowers - they are great for covering planter bottoms or spare ground....l know just the spot where they are going next year.

I am in for an exciting few days as my daughter and grandaughter Caitlin are travelling up this morning to have a few days with us, so big BBQ tomorrow, she says crossing fingers for sunshine.
Happy Fathers day to you all, if like me your dad is no longer with you - happy memories to you. Have to good week everyone whatever you are doing x
Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Allsorts Challenge 419

It is saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week my lovely teamie Tracy Mouse is the host and she has chosen
Use 2 or More Dies
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.
I have used 3 dies and you can't see clearly here but the border die stands out to the left. The sweet stamp has been in my unused box for a couple of years so it was good to eventually ink it up.


Stamp House Mouse Doverly Love
Coloured with copics
Dies Marianne Tree LR0136
Sweet Dixie Poinsettias, TH snow flurries border
Ribbon, gems, 
glitter glass, stickles, glamour dust

We have been generously sponsored by.

What a week it has been, l have never seen as much rain as we have had since last saturday, we had a lot of local flooding, the next village down - Dallas, was cut off. Luckily we live on a hill so for us to flood we would expect to see Noah and his Arc passing by. Little Rosie was ill so we had her an extra day - 3 instead of 2 then hubby ended up in hospital with chest pains, fortunately no heart damage and just a lung infection. I was lucky to manage a few hours playing in my craft room mid week which l thoroughly enjoyed.
I am looking forward to a quiet dry weekend.  

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Penny Black & More June Challenge

Hello my lovely crafty friends. The first sunday of the month is here so time for the new challenge over at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts and this month the challenge is

Anything Goes
The Design Team have been hard at work with their Penny Blacks and have some gorgeous inspiration to share with you over on the challenge blog here along with all the details.  You can used any brand of stamp except digi (NO DIGI IMAGES), the focal point of your project must be stamped to be in with a chance of winning one of our fabulous prizes. One lucky winner using a Penny Black stamp will be chosen to be a Guest Designer on a future challenge.
I bought this gorgeous Penny Black Stamp a while ago and today l am using for the first time and l can see me having a lot of usage with this beauty as it is a great one if you just want to sit a colour for a bit and nothing else is really needed to make a lovely card and perfect for postage too.


Stamp Penny Black 40-348 Winter Pine
Coloured with Copics & prisma pencils
Embossing powder

We have have two fantastic prizes this month for two winners. We been generously sponsored by....
I hope my card has not made you feel too cold if it has here is a picture taken this morning of a Cistus in my front garden, all the flowers drop on an evening and then fresh flowers bloom in the morning.

Thank you for stopping by and for your comments x Susan x

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Allsorts Challenge 418

It is saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week  it is my turn to host and as the months are just flying by l would like to see
Christmas in June
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details


Stamp - Stampendous Snowy Postcard
Versafine vintage sepia 
Papers First Edition Gilded Winter
Dies - SB Floral ovals, Sweet Dixie Poinsettias
Ribbon, glamour dust.

We have been generously sponsored by

Also a lovely Snowglobe die set from Tattered Lace

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Allsorts Challenge 417

It is saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week my lovely teamie Mervi is the host and she has chosen her favourite
Vintage Style
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.  As l struggle with vintage this image is from a sheet l think is by Pion that l bought a while ago.


Papers & image Pion
Lace, pearls, butterfly
Tonic Doily Die
Flower punch 

We have been generously sponsored by-
Swedish House Crafts, they have the most gorgeous range of goodies so check them out.




I have had a wonderful week, l have been friends with my crafting buddy for about 12 years and we have never met up....this week Janice came to visit and l was so excited to finally meet her, what a lovely lady. We just chatted for hours and l know it is a friendship that will last a lifetime :)

The weather has been gorgeous up here this week if not a bit too hot so l will be outdoors for the day pottering about in the garden. I have just been sitting in the garden with my morning cuppa just listening to the birds and feeling blessed, even though we have had many difficult times. Whatever you are doing have a great time.
Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x