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Welcome to my crafty corner

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, 22 April 2017

Allsorts Challenge 412

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
I Spy 'B'
So this week we are having a little game of I Spy with the letter 'B', plenty of B options and we are looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details. I kept my card quite simple but full of b's


Stamp - LOTV
Coloured with Inktense Pencils
Papers Craft Creations
Ribbon, button, gems, butterfly, stickles

We have Two lovely B prizes this week
A Borders embossing folder


A lovely IndigoBlu bear stamp


We have had a lovely week with my eldest grandaughter here for the week and today l have the long journey of taking here back home - a 800 mile round trip so l will have a day to catch up with some family and friends while down south.
Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Allsorts Challenge 411

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
A Sketch


Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.


Flower die - Tim Holtz Tattered Florals
Papers Dovecraft Sweet Paris
Ribbon, pearls,
Sentiment LOTV, embossing powder
Woodware 
Butterfly punch

We have been generously sponsored by Lets Create with a lovely prize for one lucky winner.



Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Allsorts Challenge 410

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
Bring On The Bling
We all like a bit of sparkle and shine so check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.
I had this little beauty coloured a couple of weeks ago and she just shouted out for some bling. A colour combo l have not used before but l quite like how it all came together.


Stamp LOTV
Coloured with Inktense pencils
Papers ? from scrap box
Stickles, glamour dust, gems
Flowers, ribbon, 



We have been generously sponsored by


I have had a very busy week at home, our new boiler has been fit so we now have both heating and water - oh how lovely to have a nice long soak at last.
We have papered the dining room ceiling - first time l have done a ceiling, and glad that job is complete. Sewn and hung my new curtains so that is another room done.
Grass seeded a large area of the garden, planted more flower and veg seeds up.
This morning the local village hall is having a coffee/cake/craft day to raise funds for Marie Curie - l will get chance to paint a daffodil on slate, flower arranging and of course eat cake.
Enjoy your week whatever you get up to and hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Sunday, 2 April 2017

April Penny Black & More Challenge

Hello my lovely crafty friends. The first sunday of April is here so time for the new challenge over at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts and this month the challenge is
All Things Spring
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 have made these sweet little cards to put some money in to send down to my 3 grandsons for Easter. Great fun cards, quick and easy to make from this lovely little Penny Black transparency set. Even managed a bit of spring in the background photo.  Love this time of year.



Stamp Penny Black 30-010 Fresh New Day
Butterfly Die Penny Black 51-11- Flicker and Flutter
Spellbinders Circles, scalloped circles
Coloured with copics
Papers - Papermania Olivine Essence
Gems, Stickles

We have been generously sponsored by....




So what you waiting for - lots of lovely sponsors means lots of lovely prizes.

Thanks for the get well wishes - l am much better today and plan some outdoor time as well as setting some seeds off on trays. I am missing my greenhouse but keep dropping hints to hubby - so the seed is planted for a new one !  There are lots of trees and shrubs in the garden and l am looking forward to seeing what they are.  Apparently a tree Norman cut to the ground was not dead and was a lovely Victoria Plum Whoops, l have planted more fruit trees and the veg garden is coming on a treat, l have put in strawberries, raspberries, gooseberry and little grandaughter Esther's Favourite a Blueberry - just hope it likes the spot. I know blueberries can be difficult and l have never grown one before but will keep my eye on it, l have put a good mulch of wood chippings around. I bought them from the garden centre as good sized plants with plenty buds

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

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Allsorts Challenge 409

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
Food Glorious Food
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details. Hope you all enjoy playing along with this yummy challenge.


Stamp Sugar Nellie - Let them eat cake
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Papers - Dovecraft Floral Muses
Ribbon, pearl brad, pearls
Flowers. Dies - joy leaves and star
Stickles, glamour dust

We have two  generous sponsors this week -
DigiStamp Boutique


Stamp Addicts.


Sorry l am a bit later than usual posting this today, l had to go back to bed this morning after being up ill through the night. Our little grandaughter had a bug thurs and friday and passed it to us. I  had planned a shopping trip to Inverness but that will have to be monday now instead.
Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Allsorts Challenge 408

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
Cakes, Cupcakes or Sweet Treats
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.  Have a look at Brenda's stunning cake - l would love to be able to do that.


Stamp - Crafthouse Press - K005 Cupcakes
Coloured with copics
Papers - DC Sweet Stack
Glossy accents, glamour dust, stickles
Dies -Joy Banner, SB Floral ovals 

We have 2 lovely prizes this week



Well the sun is shining this morning so that is a promising start to the weekend, hopefully most of it will be spent outside. Whatever you are doing have a great weekend and hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Allsorts Challenge 407

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
Anything But A Card
I would love to see what other crafty things you get up to - sewing, knitting, upcycling - anything crafty or creative.
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.






MDF Box from MDF Man
Furniture paint, adirondak ink
Stamps - Inkylicious, Lavina, Stampin Up
Dies Butterfly Penny Black, Flower Marianne, Foliage Joy
Gems, glamour dust, twine.

I decorated a MDF organiser box. First l painted it with furniture paint then when dry l used an ink duster brush to apply the purple Adirondak ink. Next, l stamped the sentiment and flowers ect and added the die cuts. A touch of glamour dust on the flowers. I added the twine to make a handle and secured it using a heat gun.
I made a friend a similar one last year in white as a gift but added colour to this one which l am going to keep.

We have been generously sponsored by my teamie Wendy and John with a stamp for the winner, we also have a second prize too.

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x