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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, 18 November 2017

Allsorts Challenge 442

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
Glitter
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details. This theme is right up my street as l love all things sparkly. I bought these lovely dies a while back and had a play making a few different ones and l think it is time to get them out for another play. Not sure if all the sparkle is showing here as sometimes it is difficult to capture on camera.





Dies Poinsettia Sweet dixie, 
Wreath & Berries Joy Crafts
Structure paste, glamour dust
Embossing enamel
Sentiment Inkylicious

We have a lovely collection for one lucky winner from Baker Ross

And a die from Tattered Lace

This has been one of those weeks where l have blinked and it has gone - you know the ones - you have been busy not having a minute to yourself but but seem to have got much done lol.
My husband got chatting to a lady a few months ago in B&Q he told her we had created a large border and where in the process of filling it and she kindly said she would have lots of free plants in autumn when dividing hers....so off he went on thursday and came back with the car packed full. You would have all laughed seen us planting them on thursday night by torchlight then finishing off yesterday. How kind and generous of a complete stranger to give us all those plants, her husband even dug them out for us. Stunning border pictures to follow sometime next summer !

Have a good weekend whatever you are up too and hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Allsorts Challenge 441

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


Stamp Penny Black Flower Lanterns
SU pens
Papers - Papermania Hampstead
Sentiment Inkylicious
Ribbon, dew drops

We have been generously sponsored by Tattered Lace.



We had a touch of winter yesterday with sleet in the rain, there was snow on the Dava Way which is not many miles from me - Winter is here brrrrr.
Last night l was a volunteer at the Colours of Cluny which is a light and sound spectacular in the woodlands in Forres, it was amazing so if anyone is near enough to visit l highly recommend it....just a bit cold.

Enjoy your weekend and time for crafting now the cold winter nights are here. Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Sunday, 5 November 2017

November Penny Black & More

Hello my lovely crafty friends. The first sunday of the November is here so time for the new challenge over at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts and this month the challenge is
Flower Power
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 4308K Field of Poppies
Coloured with copics
Papers from my scrap box
Ribbon, liquid pearls, stickles
We have been generously sponsored by....



I thought it quite fitting to use a poppy stamp this month and as my Dad remarried on 11/11 at 11am l thought l would send this card to his wife with a little message as my Dad is no longer with us. I usually pop around with flowers for her but not so easy now we are 400 miles away.

Hope you all join in with our lovely challenge and you have a whole month so plenty of time.
Thank you for stopping by and for your comments x Susan x 

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Allsorts Challenge 440

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
Brown & Blue
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details - So blue and brown it is you can use skin tones, black/white for stamping.

Stamp Penny Black - Whispers
White embossing powder
Inktense pencils
Penny Black Butterfly die
Gems, ribbon

We have been generously sponsored by DigiStamp Boutique.



This weekend l am hoping to finish all the bulb planting and garden tidying so the garden can rest over winter.  The weather has dropped colder now and we had our first hard frost on monday, time to wrap up and keep warm. We may go into town tonight for the bonfire with the grandchildren, we have a large park - Grant Park, which is used to host events such as piping, highland games and tonight it is the turn of the bonfire and fireworks by the Rotary Club which is free with donations welcome for next years event. The weekend weather is dry but cold so just perfect for my weekend activities.
Have a good weekend whatever you are up too. x
Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Allsorts Challenge 439

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
Christmas Creatures
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.
I saw this House Mouse stamp last year and knew it would be added to my collection one day, it is so sweet.....even though l am petrified of the real thing.


Stamp House Mouse Pine Cone Tree
Coloured with copics
Papers Dovecraft Glad Tidings
Ribbon, Snowflake punch
Stickles, Glamour dust

We have been generously sponsored by Tattered Lace with this lovely die set for one lucky winner.
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The weather has turned now and it feels like winter is setting in especially with the clocks changing tonight. Time to get bugged in on an evening with my crafting and knitting as the garden is going to sleep.

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Allsorts Challenge 438

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


Stamps Pink Gem, Stampin Up, Lavinia
Coloured with copics
Distress ink
Cuttlebug alphabets
ribbon
Paper - The paper company trick or treat candy corn

We have been generously sponsored by Little Claire Designs with two stamps for one lucky winner


One of our villagers had a trailer at the end of his drive with free pumpkins so we stopped and got 3 for the grandchildren - guess who will be pumpkin carving !!!

Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Allsorts Challenge 436

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
Trees & Leaves
Check out what my lovely teamies have to share with you here along with all the challenge details.
I love this time of year when all the leaves are changing colour to all the beautiful reds, golds l just think they are stunning - picking up the fallen leaves is a very different matter. This year l am going to bag the leaves for leaf mould and l have plenty of trees in my garden that are currently shedding their leaves.
We are very lucky to live in the countryside and often see dear in the woodlands over the road and sometimes even running across the road which can be a bit scary.
So here is my offering for this week.


All Stamps by Inkylicious
Distress & adirondak inks
glamour dust

We have been generously sponsored by Marianne Design

Have a good weekend, enjoy crafting and hopefully some outdoor time to see those stunning trees that are all around us :)
Hope to see you over on the challenge x Susan x