Thursday, 31 December 2009

Auld Lang Syne.................

.........Heres wishing all my friends & followers the happiest of new years.
May all your hopes and dreams come true in 2010!
Happy New Year.
xx Susie xx

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Quixotic New Candy!!

Quixotic Challenges are giving away a wonderful MYSTERY gift pack as New Year candy and to be in for the running they would like to see your favourite card of 2009!
Here is mine!! back later this week with a few makes when I've had a chance to make some.............oh how work interferes with my playtime!!!!lolxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 25 December 2009

Happy Christmas Everyone!!

I just Popped on to wish Everyone in blogland a
Very Happy Christmas.
and also to tell you about Toodles and Binks . They have some candy up for grabs
There iis so much a wonderful selection of goodies which includes the whole of the Toodles & Binks Stamp collection, the whole collection of Zoomz , Buck Naked Chipboard, Book Ringz , Ribbon and Flowers ........Such an amazing prize.
And all you have to do is leave a comment and become a follower HERE

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Little Boxes!

As promised here is yesterday's project, Three little boxes which I have made for gifts for a friend, M-I-L and S-I-L.
The Challenges covered are Creative Card Crew "Anything Goes" Allsorts "Anything but a card" "Free Theme" at Lots to Do & Polka Doodles , Secret Crafter "Last Minute Gifts" Crazy4Challenges "Treat Packages"( Theres a little something in each of the boxes) Creative Inspirations "Christmas Gifts" Practical Scrappers & Sophisti-Cats "Anything Christmas" Crafty Calender "Winter Sparkle" and finally Pile It On "Chip Chip"!!!
  • Wooden Boxes ~ Local Garden Centre.
  • Leaves , Flowers, Pearls & Felt stem ~ Prima.
  • Moon Glow Starburst Stains in Frosted Forget-Me-Nots & Icy Primrose Gold.
  • Chipboard ~ K&co & Queen&Co.
  • Gold Stickles.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

I made the DT at GSP!!!

Well as you can see I have some exciting news............I made the DT at Glue Scissors, Paper Challenge blog. I have joined the team for a 3 month period along with Marie , Denise & Terry.
we will be joining Myra, Lisa , Mrs Dee & Lia. GSP is a US based Challenge blog which has been running since July 2009 If you look back over the posts you will see the amazing stuff these ladies have produced. Our first challenge of the new year starts 9th January so I look forward to seeing you there!!!!
I have one more night shift to do then back to normality ....well as normal as 2 days before christmas can be!!! I still have all my shopping to do tomorrow and 4 boxes that need to be finished for christmas gifts, luckily the staining is done and its just the decoration to do now but I'm looking forward to posting them on Christmas Eve.
see you soon xx

Monday, 21 December 2009

No Time To Create!!!!

Please forgive me for having not blogged this weekend. I'm working a stretch of 5 nights to allow me the week off over Christmas......Its not big or clever but entirely neccesary!!!!!!
I have managed to stain a couple of boxes for christmas gifts which I will share with you all on Wednesday all being well.
I got a nice suprise this evening .....I made top spot at Stamp With Us!! for my GIFT SET. Thank you lady's.
I also have a litle news to share ut I will be back later today with that!xxxxx

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Mirror mirror

Just one make for today.
For Mirror Mirror at Glue, Scissors and Paper and also By the Cute & Girly "Movie's or Book" I have chosen "In the eye of the Beholder" a 1999 film starring Ewan McGregor.
My mirror is painted with plain old white emulsion which I have highlighted with gold leaf wax & gold Stickles. The other products used are all from Prima.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Tuesdays Makes!

A new kit from Scrapagogo always brings a little excitement to my life..................!!!
Todays first make is for # 27 at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Creative Card Crew "Anything Goes" I chose "Merry & Bright" ,Practical Scrappers "Christmas" & My Time To Craft " Yuletide Wishes"

Next is for sketch 5 from The Pixie Cottage ,"Going Dotty" at DCM & "A Tree" for 2 Red Banana's.

My next is for Laura's #41 at 2Sketches4You, "Snow" at Secret Crafter & Crazy4Challenges also Christmas at Sophisti-cats.

& finally for Simon Say's Stamp " Let It Snow" , Stamping For The Weekend "Brown & Blue" , Stamp Something "Winter Wonderland" using December #2 from Di Hickman

Monday, 14 December 2009

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There will be more candy when I reach the big 50,000!!!!

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Wrapped up Tilda.

Just one for today, im in the middle of a stint of nights, 2 more cards to make and my christmas card list is sorted.
Wrapped up Tilda is for challenges at Magnolia Down Under "Bedazzled" , Just Magnolia "It's Christmas" , Fun with Shapes "Snowflakes" & Basic Grey Challenges "Cream, Pink & Blue" I've used #46 from ICS.
  • PP ~ BasicGrey "Eskimo Kisses".
  • CS ~ Stamping Up.
  • Stamps ~ Magnolia & Stampin Up!.
  • Derwent Watercolour Pencils.
  • Glitter ~ Pixie Stix.
  • Punnches ~ Woodware & Xcut.
  • Ribbon and Gems from Stash.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

stampin Up Ski Slope & Scandinavia.

I'm all behind with the challenges this week and late with a couple too.
I have used today as an attempt to use up all the bits and pieces left over from the 2 packs of Ski Slope papers I have been though the last couple of months.
My first for today is a gift set for Secret Crafter "Matching Set". On the Gift box I have used this weeks sketch from Stamp with Us! and the card sketch from The Crafty Pad. The colour combo is a loose interpretation of "Sage & Onion Stuffing" from Die Cut Dreams. My gift box also covers "All Wrapped Up!" for Bubbly Scrumptious , "Christmas" for Our Creative Courner & "Boxes" for Lots To Do.

Next is for # 145 at CPS & "Seeing Stars" for Quixotic Challenges .

next is for Chelseas 13th Sketch at Crafting Lifes Pieces & "Snowflakes" for Paper Cutz.

And finally for #19 at Vee's Sketch Pad.

  • PP, CS & Stamps ~ Stampin Up!.
  • Brown String ~ Jillibean Soup.
  • Gems ~ Hero Arts & Stash.
  • Ink ~ Whispers.
  • Snowflake punch ~ Woodware.
  • Peel-offs from stash.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Thursday Catch up!

Back again with a few catch up makes.
First uses this weeks Sketch from Polka Doodle with the added challenge of stamping in at least half the squares, this card is also for Rainbow lady "Mica Powder" which I have used for the snowflakes, Hearts Desire asked us to use scraps and Fun with Shapes wanted a snowman.

My next card is #81 at Friday Sketchers , My Time To Craft asked for "Christmas Foliage", Charisma Cardz "Red Green & White" & Sophisti-cats "No Images".

My next is for Just Magnolia "Some-One Special" , Sketch from Stamp with Fun , "Red & Green" for Everybody Art & Stampavie & finally Stamping for the Weekend "Mistletoe and Wine"

And finally for Cupcake Challenges "A Christmas Carol" Crafts Beautiful Nativity Challenge I have used this weeks sketch from Truly Scrumptious.

  • PP ~ Stamping Up! & Dovecraft.
  • CS ~ Stampin Up!.
  • Stamps ~ Penny Black, Magnolia, Stampin Up! & Stampendous.
  • Tag Punch ~ Stampin Up.
  • Paper tager ~ Around the Block.
  • Ribbon Pearls & Gems from stash.
  • Derwent Watercolour Pencils .
  • Perfect Pearls.

Willow Sparkle

Here's one I made last night after receiving this lovely stamp in the post.
Willow with Christmas candle is for challenges at
  • PP & CS ~ Stampin Up!
  • Stamp ~ Whiff of Joy.
  • Stickles .
  • Watercolour Pencils.
  • Punch ~ Xcut.
  • Gems ~ Bubbly Funk.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Monday Makes!

Just a few for today starting work at 7 pm this evening, I've just got the one night this week though.
Well onto the cards. My first card is for #26 at Sweet Sketch Wednesday & Quixotic Challenges "Be Charming".

Also for Double take ( Loosely) at Sweet Sketch Wednesday & Just Magnolia "Some-one Special"

and finally for ICS # 45 flipped on its side & "Snowflakes" for Kaboodle Doodle & Incy Wincy.

  • PP ~ Stampin Up & DCWV.
  • Stamp ~ Magnolia.
  • Derwent Watercolour Pencils.
  • CS ~ Stampiin Up!
  • Scalloped edge ~ Bazzill.
  • Ribbon ~ Dovecraft.
  • Snowflake Punches ~ Woodware & Xcut.
  • Gems, Peel-offs & Charm from stash.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Moving along with the Times!!!

Just one card for today, this one is for Moving along with the Times
Sketch from Heidi and "hidden message"

  • PP ~ Fancy Pants "Christmas Magic"
  • Stamps ~ Magnolia & Whispers.
  • Ribbon & Peel-Off from Stash.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

And Loads a Stickles!

As you will see I have a thing about edging with stickles at the mo!!
Four Sketch cards for Today!
Card 1: Is for #144 at CPS.

Card 2: is for Tara G's Sketch at Basic Grey.

Both cards 1 & 2 are also for "Christmas Tree's " at Secret Crafter

& "Triangles" at The Crafty Pad.

Card 3: Is for #43 at Card Patterns.

And finally card 4: for "Weave It" at Stamptacular using sketch from I{Heart}2Stamp.

  • PP ~ BasicGrey & Fancy Pants.
  • Rub-ons ~ Fanct Pants.
  • Stamps ~ BasicGrey & Daisy and Dandelions.
  • CS ~ Stampin Up!
  • Ribbon & Brads from stash.
  • Gold Stickles.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Sketching Stamper Christmas Cards!

I went cyber shopping this morning and came across this total "must have" Digi Stamp from Sketching Stamper (Only 99p).I think she is absolutely stunning!!
My first card is for "White Christmas" at DCM, "Glitter" for Cuttlebug Challenges, "Winter" for The Cuttlebug Spot , "Non Traditional Christmas" for A Spoonful of Sugar. I've used this weeks sketch from Papertake Weekly.
Ok I know this ones a bit loose but I am requesting a little artistic Licence for this one......Now I know there isn't a Fairy Tale called The Snow Fairy but I do believe there to be an Ice Princess and this was about as close as I could manage for Bubbly Scrumptious.

Next is for Rosie Dee "Red & Green with some Bling" & #16 from Get Sketchy.

Next is for #79 at Sketch Saturday , "Buttons" for Allsorts, "Stitching" for Everybody Art & The Pixie Cottage.

And finally for "Winter pals" at My Time To Craft using this weeks sketch from Beth at Penny Black Friends .

  • PP & Rub-ons ~ Fancy Pants.
  • Stamps ~ Sketching Stamper & Penny Black.
  • Crystal & Pearl Swirls ~ Prima.
  • Cuttlebug "Snowflakes" Embossing Folder.
  • Ribbon & Peel off from stash.
  • CS ~ Stampin Up & Papermill Shop.
  • Twinkling H2O's & Stickles.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Tuesdays Offerings!

I'm feeling a little better today well enough to make it to my craft room any how!!!
For my first card I have used this weeks Sketch from Martine at Just Magnolia.
This card covers challenges at ,Christmas at Creative Card Crew, Practical Scrappers, Magnolia Down Under & 2 Red Banana's.
Non traditional Christmas colours for Hearts Desire.
Snowflakes (& Sparkle) at Kaboodle Doodle & Sophisticats.
Favourite Colouring Medium (Twinkling H2O's ) at The Pink Elephant.
Punch Happy at Crazy4Challenges and recipe of 3PP & 1 Stamp from Polka Doodles.

next is for #80 at Friday Sketchers & "Green & Red" for Cupcake Challenges.

Next is for #20 at Vee's Sketch Pad & "Clean & Simple" at Flourishes.

and finally for Sketch at Our Creative Courner.

  • PP ~ Dovecraft & Fancy Pants.
  • Journalling labels ~ Fancy Pants.
  • Stamp ~ Magnolia.
  • CS ~ Papermill Shop & Bazzill
  • Chipboard & Ribbon ~ Bubbly Funk.
  • Leaves ~ Prima.
  • Punches ~ Xcut & Woodware.
  • Snowflake Charm & Jump rings ~ Finding Inspiration.
  • Brads ,Peel-offs & Gems from stash.
  • Medium ~ Twinkling H2O's & Whispers Strokes Pens.

Alisons Blog candy!!

This amazing candy is up for grabs at Stretch & Bubbles these goodies are avalible until 31st Decenber! hop on over and have a loolsie!!

Monday, 30 November 2009

Indigo Elephant.

Just one more for today......I'm getting a bit fed up with Bacteria & viruses James ,Aiden and Myself seem to have built a conveyor belt of germs over the last 3 weeks and YES its my turn again!!! Last week I lost my voice for 3 days with laryngitis last week and now today I wake up with a stinking cold! Thank heaven for Vicks Vapour rub and Broncial Balsam!!!
Todays Calender is for challenges at ABC Challenges "I is for Indigo Blue", I promise you despite the poor photo that the Backing Paper covering is Indigo Blue and not black!! I have used todays sketch from Louise at Creative Inspiration.
  • PP & Stamps ~ BasicGrey.
  • Calender ~ The Works.
  • Gems & Ribbon from stash.

Cook Up A Card ~ December Recipe.

My card for today is for the December Recipe over at Cook Up A Card this months recipe is 3 bows , 2 PP & 1 Snowman . There is a fabulous prize of some Smirk goodies, hop on over for a peep and why not try your luck.
This card also covers challenges at The Cuttlebug Spot "Winter", Crafty Cardmaker "Alternative Christmas" & I have used this weeks sketch from Chelsea at Crafting Lifes Pieces.
  • PP & Stamp ~ Dovecraft.
  • CS ~ Stampin Up!
  • Ribbon & Fibre from stash.
  • Ink ~ Brilliance.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Just the one!

With James dispatched safely off to gloucestershire again for another week Ive just had time for one card this evening This one is for Our Creative Corners Thursday Sketch
  • PP & Stamps ~ Stampin Up!
  • Embossing Powder ~ Heat It Up!
  • Ribbon from stash.
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Friday, 27 November 2009

Clear as Day & Winter Love.

Just a couple for today.........James is due home any minute. He's been in Gloucestershire since Sunday on a course, so I suppose I better show him some attention when he gets home. LOL!
Using Di Hickmans November #4, this card is for Crafty Cardmaker's "Clear as Day".

Next is for Simon Say's Stamp "Winter Love" & "Glitter" at Cuttlebug Challenge using the latest sketch from The Pixie Cottage.

  • PP & CS ~ Stampin Up!
  • Stamps ~ Papermania, Daisy & Dandelion & All Night Media.
  • Cuttlebug Folders ~ Snowflakes & Swiss Dots.
  • Poinsettia ~ Prima.
  • Ribbon ~ Bubbly Funk.
  • Ink ~ Stazon & Brilliance.
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Thursday, 26 November 2009

Sketchie Day pt1.

I treated myself to the gorgeous November Bubbly Funk "Christmas Magic" Kit and a few of the add ons. As you will see I've been having lots of fun today!
Card 1: is for Clare's sketch at Moving along with the Times.

Card 2: Is for Sandies sketch at Paper Play.

Card 3: Is for Kazan's #40 at 2Sketches4You.

Card 4: Is for Willows Sketchie.

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