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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, 19 August 2017

Allsorts Challenge 429

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
Forest Friends
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details. I pulled out an old stamp from Little Claire, isn't it adorable.


Stamp Little Claire - Bambino
Coloured  with copics
Papers Nitwits Winter Wishes
Tree die - Marianne Design
stickles, embossing powder, glossy accents
ribbon

We have been generously sponsored by Tattered Lace


Also a couple of stamps for another lucky winner

We were very excited last night to see a red squirrel in our garden.  When we moved here in december all our neighbours said they don't get them in our village anymore. I keep looking out for signs in the woods over the road as there are lots of pine trees that they love, but no sign. We often see them running across the road when we go down into town. Hubby dashed over to Elgin - 25 mile round trip to get peanuts to entice it back.  We don't get the grey squirrels up here just the gorgeous little red squirrels - in fact, if you see a grey you have to report it. Hopefully it will come back and become a regular visitor so l can get a photo to share.

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Friday, 18 August 2017

Penny Black & More Midway Reminder

Hello my lovely crafty friends, we are now halfway through the Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge for August which is
All Creatures Great & Small 
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.


Stamp Penny Black 3974 Your Birthday
Coloured with copics
Stickles, glamour dust
Spellbinders circles dies,
MS border punch

We have several generous sponsors - check out all the details on the challenge post.
Penny Black
Crafts U Love
Sizzix

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

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Allsorts Challenge 428

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 l have chosen
Name &/Or Number
So either a name or number or both so long as they are clearly visible on your project.
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.


Stamp LOTV
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Papers LOTV
air dry clay, banner mould by Katy Sue Designs
Ribbon, lace, stickles

I made this card for my Grandaughter Esther a while back and as Esther (7) has been known to be a bit stroppy l thought this image perfect as l could imagine her kicking her pressie if it was not what she wanted....sure enough Esther noticed and asked 'Grandma why does she look angry'.......Fortunately she loved all her pressies.

We have a lovely prize from Marianne Designs for one lucky winner.

Good in the garden this week
I have a few Rowan Trees in the garden and the berries are looking stunning at the moment and seem to change colour daily. Apparently Wax Wings arrive in winter so we will be hoping to see them taking the berries.




Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Sunday, 6 August 2017

August Penny Black & More @ Allsorts

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

All Creatures Great & Small
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.
How cute is this Penny Black Stamp .....adorable.


Stamps Penny Black 1449K Guess What ?
sentiment from 30-034 Teddy & Company
Coloured with copics & Prisma pencils
Papers Doddlebug & Fancy Pants
Ribbon, Gems, Stickles, Doily
Flowers, Butterfly punch Kars

Here are a couple of toadstools l noticed in my front garden but could not see any hedgehogs or fairies.

We have been generously sponsored by....


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

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Allsorts Challenge 427

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
Colours of Your Flag
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.
I was born and bred in Bradford and lived there for 55 years before moving up to Scotland last december - so should l do red, white and blue or opt for blue and white the colours of the Scottish flag.  As most of my teamies are England l went for 2nd option. Here it is although l don't think the white shows up too well - it is quite pretty IRL.


Stamp Funky Flowers by Aspects of Design
Sentiment LOTV embossed with midnight sapphire
White embossing powder
distress ink
Stickles, ribbon, gem

We have been generously sponsored by DigiStamp Boutique.

Now back to the midge saga l told you about last week....off l tottled to Boots and bought repellant, bite cream and anti histamines then l ordered a head net to wear in the garden.....had a lovely evening on wednesday, 4 hours gardening and not a single bite but l looked a bit of a sight covered up head to toe ....the blighters are not getting me again.

Hope you all have a good week whatever you are up too. Hopefully we might see the sun again after days of rain.
Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 29 July 2017

Allsorts Challenge 426

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




Stamp Penny Black Flower Lanterns 40-547
Stampin Up Stamp Write pens
Ribbon 
Machine Stitching around edge

This is a new stamp l bought recently and l love it, you never get the same image twice. I have used the same colour pens on both cards, as it is such a large stamp nothing else is needed so l just stitched around the edge and added a ribbon at the bottom.
We have been generously sponsored by Swedish House Crafts and they have some gorgeous products on their site so check them out.


We have had a couple of evenings in the garden this week creating a flower bed with some gorgeous plants l have bought over the last few weeks ....the midges have been a nightmare and l have the bites to prove it so off to chemist in morning from repellant and anti histamine's. You would all have laughed if you had seen me jacket zipped up to the chin, big hat and glasses to keep of buggers off my eyes. Hope to share a pic or two nexr week

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Allsorts Challenge 425

Saturday is here again and so is the start of the new challenge at Allsorts.  This week my lovely Teamie Helene is the host and she has chosen
FANCY FOLDS

My teamies have some great inspirational pieces to share with you over on the challenge blog which you can find here
I must admit l was a bit stumped with this one and had to give it some thought. The card below is similar to one l made a few years back at a craft group l used to go to so technically not all my design.



Piglet - Stampin Up punches - Owl & Bird
Card Stampin Up
Flower punches woodware
gems, distress ink

We have two prizes this week from Crafty Ribbons

We have been blessed with gorgeous weather here most of the week so l will share a few pics of my garden with you....

Me with my fluffy boy Toby on back lawn, this area was a massive hole approx 20x25 ft and 6ft deep when we moved in - the previous owners had it dug out 20 yr ago to build a sunken garden and never got round to it - so we had it filled at a ridiculous cost and then seeded it when settled

Me again in my woodland area, there are quite a few foxgloves here and l have added hosta's and plan to put helebores, forget me nots and spring bulbs in. When we moved in you could not see any ground here so we cut back lower branches to open it up
 
The Larch archway looking down towards conservatory, we also cut lower branches here to tidy it up and make it easier to get mower/strimmer through


The View over the hedge- hubby cut this down over 6ft as it was very high. We are south facing here so get lots of sunshine but also the prevailing winds.

Toby on walkabout - Isaac's goal net

My veg garden with childrens sunflowers growing well

Hope you have enjoyed your little tour around part of my back garden, l might share a bit more next week

Hope to see you over on the challenge and have a good week whatever you are up too. x Susan x.