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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

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Allsorts Challenge 434

The new challenge over at Allsorts has started and this week my lovely teamie Brenda is the host and she has chosen
Things With Wings
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.  Lots of options to choose from - butterflies, fairies, planes.


Stamp by Chloe Butterfly Wreath
Coloured with copics
Silver embossing powder
Vellum & gems

I have had this stamp a while and don't really use it enough. Firstly l stamped on white card with clear versamark then heat embossed with silver powder, l then repeated on vellum. l coloured by butterflies on the reverse of the vellum and the colour comes through nicely, after cutting out the butterflies l carefully added them to the card and popped a couple of gems to the centres. I just finished off with lines around the edge of white card to give a nice finish.

We have a couple of gorgeous stamps for this weeks winners.
   

I am just sat looking at the sky wondering if it is an outdoor or indoor day today. Yesterday was glorious and l got so much done outside but still quite a lot to do - tidying up the veg garden and still some bulbs to go in, l called into garden centre yesterday for some bags of patio base to go under new flags for my swing chair and when walking past the bulbs they had a buy one get one free on some tulips and l thought it would be very rude to just walk past ..... but no rush to get tulips in as they can be done in november. My sweet peas have been amazing and still picking lots for the house along with gladioli.

 Hope you are all having a good weekend and hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Penny Black & More Midway Reminder

Hello my lovely crafty friends, we are now a little bit more than halfway through the Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge for September as l forgot to prepare my post. This month it is
Get Ready For Christmas

You still have plenty of time 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.


Using Penny Black 40-405 Holly Tweet
Coloured with copics
White embossing powder, 
Distress inks, stickles, ribbon

We are generously sponsored by...
Penny Black

Swedish Housecrafts

Rare Earth Stamps The subsidary company of Tattered Lace dealing in stamps.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Allsorts Challenge 433

It is saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week my lovely teamie Ellie is the host and she has chosen a very appropriate theme this week.
Feels Like Autumn
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.

Stamp House Mouse Autumn set Tumble
Coloured with copics
papers Papermania Sunshine Paper pad
Stickles, liquid pearls
hessian ribbon, brad

We have two lovely prizes this week from Tonic

   

I chose my papers and stamp at the beginning of the week and they just sat on my desk until yesterday - l really need to find more time for my crafting.

Did l get my bulbs planted....not quite, 162 on sunday and another 70 through the week so still have a lot to get in ....then l went into our local Lidl and they had bulbs in and l could not resist.  We have had a lot of rain this week and the ground is saturated which is not a help.

Have a good weekend whatever you are doing, we are partying today as our son  Michael was 21 yesterday and we are celebrating today, l might even open some bubbles the only thing is no one else will want any :). x Susan x

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Allsorts Challenge 432

It is saturday again and that can only mean the start of the new challenge over at Allsorts.  This week my lovely teamie Kath is the host and she has chosen
Use at Least 2 DP's
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.
I am now in Christmas mode so there will be lots posted on here over the next few months.


Stamp - LOTV James Santa Stop Here
Coloured with copics
Papers LOTV
Dies - Sweet Dixie Poinsettia. Joy foliage & berries 
Glamour dust, stickles, embossing powder
gem, texture paste.

We have a lovely die from Tattered Lace.


Also a gorgeous paper pack, so two chances of winning this week.


I know there are lots of gorgeous new stamps out there but l have so many that don't get much use l have decided to not buy any christmas this year.
In the past l have used punching paper from craftwork cards for my poinsettias but that has now run out - l wanted something with a bit of a shimmer. After a little thought l pulled out some starburst stains - some of you will remember them from way back and mixed up this gorgeous colour and just coloured some white paper and let it dry.

I was hoping to get  my 400+ spring bulbs planted this weekend but am a bit under the weather with a cold so will have see how l fell later today.
Enjoy the weekend whatever you are up too - hopefully a bit of crafting.
x Susan x






Sunday, 3 September 2017

September Penny Black & More

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

Get Ready For Christmas
Yes you have read that correctly ...Christmas, where has this year gone ???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 use 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.


Stamp Penny Black 4011K Joyous Hymn
Sentiment Penny Black 30-040 The Wonder 
Coloured with copics
Papers First Edition Gilded Winter
Various dies
Structure paste, glamour dust
stickles & Ribbon

We have been generously sponsored by....


Rare Earth Stamps


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

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Allsorts Challenge 431

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
New Beginnings
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.  A few options for this one and l went for new home.



We have been generously sponsored by
DigiStamp Boutique



Crafty Ribbons


I am a bit late posting today as l have had problems with my camera, the photo's l took of my card saved on camera same number as previous photos and l could not get them to move across to my laptop. It has taken ages to sort as l had to leave it this morning as l promised to take the children out today.
Anyway here it is at last - stress over - children had day out, card posted, the sun is still shining so l am off outside for a relax and a cold drink. xx
Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Allsorts Challenge 430

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
Ribbons - More Than Just A Bow
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.
I did make a card a few weeks back with christmas ribbons but was not entirely happy with it so decided to have a look around pinterest for some ideas and saw some lovely ribbon trees. These were a bit fiddly and perhaps l need a bit of practice - but here they are. I painted a twig with some acrylic paint and popped some pine cones from the garden in a vase and hey presto the start of the christmas table decoration.



We have some lovely ribbons as this weeks prize,
I am looking forward to seeing lots of different creations for this challenge.

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x