Thursday, 31 January 2008

I have been tagged by Tara

These are the rules:-
You must post the rules before you give your answers.
You must list one fact about yourself for each letter of your middle name. Each fact must begin with that letter. If you don't have a middle name, just use your maiden name.
After you've been tagged, you need to up-date your blog with your middle name and answers.
At the end of your post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged and need to read your blog for details.

Enjoy making cards in my free time
Love Magnolia's and Penny Black stamps
Ink and rubber are my obsession
Zip through the housework
Adore my husband
Bailey is my 14yr old blind & deaf cocker spaniel
Eat to much chocolate
Time with my family is precious
Hate having to work full time but it's the only way I can afford to pay for "I"!!

It took me long enough to think up a fact for every letter of my middle name!!
So if you haven't been tagged consider yourself tagged by me!!! Sue:o)

Easter Egg Tilda

This is one of my new Tilda's.... just wamted to have a play!!!
A friend came over yesterday evening to stamp some images so it gave me a chance!!!!
Paper is DCWV from a bundle of loose sheets that I got from QVC last year. Sue :o)

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Michelle's Blog Candy

Michelle over at Planet Pootle has some Valentine's blog candy on offer

Here is my Entry, sorry about the picture it closes tomorrow so I had to take the photo tonight.

The background is a High hopes stamp, penny black Heggies and the love stamp is dovecraft

Sue :o0

Monday, 28 January 2008

Amazing What You Can Do With Scraps!!!

Sadly I don't have time to make proper!!! lol cards to send with my stamping swaps, so yesterday I bought a pack of 4x3 cards to make little cards to put in with them.

As you know from my Post yesterday I was trying to sort out my scraps!!

These 3 little cards were all made very quickly with those said scraps and some sweet little stamps that I also bought yesterday (they are new clear sets only 99p a pack from dovecraft great value),slightly better than just receiving your images in a plain empty envelope!!! Sue :o0

Sunday, 27 January 2008



Beate's weekend Sketch # 32

A friend has asked me to make a 50th Birthday card for her siter-in-law who has just moved back to England after living in New Zealand for 25years.

I thought I would use this lovely "High Hopes Sheep" which Michelle at the cardgrotto kindly stamped for me in a swap.

New Zealand is famous for sheep isn't it!!! I am still happy about the idea but not sure if it works with this sketch,may have another go later with a different layout. Sue :o)

Saturday, 26 January 2008

Jackie's Blog Candy Challenge

My blogging sister Jackie has some "Penny Black" blog candy on offer, see link on side bar.

This is my entry Edwin wishing on a star. the challenge is a good luck card!!
The Edwin image was kindly sent to me by Annie form Ink'n'Rubber.

Hope you are all having a good weekend!!

Sue :o)

Friday, 25 January 2008

Kraftin Kimmie's Blog Challange

The challenge from Kimmie this week is.....

"Your challenge this week....should you choose to accept to use animal stamps on your card!!! This should be a pretty easy one, right?? Nothin' cuter than little animals to play with!"

I have taken up the challenge and this is what I came up with!!

This has been made for my blogging sister Natalie for her birthday on the 26th, hope she has a good day.

Sue :o)

Thursday, 24 January 2008

Down to earth with a bump!!

Hi all some kind person has decided to compromise my credit card, luckily I am with a credit card company that are on the ball.
They were suspicious of some transactions that went through on Monday so they froze my card and contacted me. Just as well they did or it may have been more than £226 spent on it illegally!!!
There are some nasty people about, so pleased I like crafting people much nicer kinder sorts lol!! Sue :o)

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Hi as a Kite!!

Hi all just got home from seeing MAMA MIA at the Bristol Hippodrome and it was FANTASTIC.

Such a huge feel good factor, if you ever get the chance to see it go!!!!

Good night Sue :o)

Paper Take Week Challenge "Violets are Blue"

This week the challenge is to use Blue or purple on your card, it has to be lilac/purple as it is my favourite colour.

This is for a friend who will be Forty next week, never thought I would say it but oh to be forty lol!!

Thank you to Gina from the cardkabin for kindly sending me this image in a swap.

Paper DCWV,penny black stamp, craftwork card messages
Sue :o)

Monday, 21 January 2008

Tilda's Challenge 3 Shiny Silver

This week the challenge is to use silver on your card, I have used Edwin fishing and he has caught someones heart!!! I know I few hearts he has stolen lol.

Not a great photo, If I a have time tomorrow I will try and get one in daylight. The red on his clothes looks a bit orange in the photo ,but it is definitely red!!!

Thanks to Kim at Simply Fairies for the stamped image.

Sue :o)

Niece's 18th Birthday

My niece will be 18 on Tuesday and I have been working on an 8x8 scrapbook to give her.
Now I am not a great scrapping person lol, so the pages are very simple!!! but it is something for her to keep.
Here is a Small selection of the pages

That was then!!

Sometime over the last 18years

Present Time!!!

Sunday, 20 January 2008

Beate's weekend challenge # 31

This is my card for Beate's weekend challenge.

There at two new technique's to me on this card, the first is using sansodor with my pencils, a big thank you to Annie at ink'n'rubber for the info, and the other if free hand drawing around the edge of the image.

Thank you to Michelle at the card grotto for the lovely duck image another high hopes stamp.

Thanks Beate for a great sketch I shall be using it again

Happy Sunday Sue :o)

Friday, 18 January 2008

Claudia's Blog Candy

Claudia has some cuttlebug blog candy on offer over on her fantastic inspirational blog, find it here

The challenge is to make a friendship card, I am sending this to my new blogging sister Amber from SBS9.
It is her birthday tomorrow, so I have sent this card electronically, I will be sending it snail mail on Monday but it has to go to the USA so her birthday will be over by the time she gets it. I thought it would be nice to receive a friendship card!!!

Stamp is Daisy Mouse, Bazzil card and DCWV glitter paper. Sue:o)

PS Saturday.. added another picture today taken in daylight!!! if you can call it that... still pouring with rain.

It gives you a slightly better idea of the true colours.

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Two days off but no crafting :o(

I have 2 days off work, but no crafting :o( decorating.
Why is it when you decorate every room in the house seems to be affected!!!

I had this idea last night for a kick stand card with one of my "high hope" pigs.
Sadly the card stock I had wasn't man enough for the job, will have to have another go when I can get some decent white card stock!!

Sue :o)

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Papertake Weekly Challenge

The challenge this week is "roses are red" to use any shade of red on your card.

Sorry it had to be done this red rose paper with this "High Hopes" gorgeous Valenswine piggy!!

Saving the bigger image to make one for Hubby, so can't post!!

Sue :o)

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Tilda's Weekly Challenge

This week the challenge is to use numbers on you card.

What better than a Number 1 for Tilda to wish a little girl "Happy First birthday".

The paper has got some glitter on it but you don't see it in the photo.

And I know just the little girl I have in mind for this, but her birthday is not for a while!!! Sue :o)

Sunday, 13 January 2008

Sue Dreamer "Thank You"

Had to go to Hobby Craft earlier to buy boring things like white card, foam pads and stazon black ink pad.

I have to say it is not my favourite craft store but I thought well I'm here now best have look about.

As I thought not much worth buying but I did get this lovely Sue Dreamer "Thank You" stamp, I had some of her stickers from QVC and used nearly all of them. I love the casual writing!!!

Also picked up these bright yellow silk flower, thought they might be OK for Easter!! we will see lol. Sue :o)

Quick Simple Card

Needed a quick card to send to someone today, I pinched this idea for Michelle at the card grotto, thanks Michelle.

Very quick to make but still very effective me thinks!!! Sue :o)

Saturday, 12 January 2008

Kimmie's Kraftin Korner Blog Candy

I popped over to Kimmie's last night looking for inspiration for a layout for my sisters birthday card only to find she has this great sketch challenge. Check out her blog link on left hand side.

I have made this for my younger sisters birthday on the 24th.

Today I have to concentrate on finishing an 8X8 album which I am making for my Niece's 18th Birthday on the 22nd of this month. Gosh I wish my family would spread there birthdays about a bit lol. Sue :o)

Scabby Handmade Card!!!

My darling son will be 25 on Monday, I never make his birthday card because he used to think I made them because I was to mean to buy them!!!

He is now secretly rather impressed with his mother,the fact that she has lots of blogging friends who like what she makes and that people will actually pay good money to buy my cards!!! shock horror.

This has been made as a joke with" Scabby Handmade Cards" written on the back.

I will still go and buy him one as I am sure in his mind he still thinks I don't buy them because I am too mean!!! Sue :o)

Thursday, 10 January 2008

DCM "new to you challenge"

The challenge is to make a card with crafting presents received for Christmas!! I have used nestabilities,DCWV glitter stack and paper try ink stamps received from very generous people with thanks.

This is my favourite layout at the moment,I just love using these nestabilities, must do something different next time lol!!

This is going to one of my blogging sisters with some stamped images, after a comment she left on my blog today!!!

Sue :o)

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Tilda's Weekly Challenge

How cool is this a weekly challenge to use our magnolias, just another excuse to ink them up!!

See the link on the side bar.

This week the challenge is to use flowers on you card, this is mine hope you like it lol Sue :o)

by Samm blog candy

This is my entry for Samm's blog candy challenge to make a Birthday Card.

This has been made for my younger brother (45 this year) Happy Birthday mate!!

January is a very busy month for birthdays there are no less than 8 family birthdays for me this month, one of them being my son on the 14th, also my sister and my niece who will be 18... Gosh I have shoes older than that!!!!

I have again used my nesabilities and DCWV glitter stack. Sue :o)

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Can you help?

I so want to try paper pricking, but I am not sure how to go about it and I can't find any info!!! Sue :o)

Entry for Michelle's Blog Candy

This is my entry for Michelle at the "card grotto" fab blog candy. The mission is to make an original Thank You Card.

I have been visiting her blog almost every day since she started it up. Michelle never ceases to amaze me with her simple but sooo effective cards, they are an inspiration.

I have tried to keep this quite simple and let the gorgeous DCWV glitter papers speak for themselves.

Hope you like it ? Sue :o)

Sunday, 6 January 2008

PB Valentines

Penny Black T for Transparent or V for Value, these stamps are great and they stamp a good crisp image.

All paper and card are DCWV. Happy Sunday Sue :o)

Saturday, 5 January 2008

Silly Birds

Last one today it is getting far to dark for photo's.

These chicks are just too cute!!! I have had fun this afternoon on this dark miserable day, all these lovely colours and images make me feel spring can't be to far away!!! Sue :o)

Happy Easter!!!!!

I know Christmas is only just over but Easter is very early this year so I thought I would try my penny black stamps lol. Sue :o)

Beate's weekend challenge # 29

Beate's weekend challenges are back!!

Sorry about the photo's it is 2pm and it is like the middle of the night here, roll on spring!!!

My challenge to myself was to use colours I wouldn't normally use this is where the green comes in,and no rubber stamps(OMG how difficult is that!!!)

All card is bazzill and the paper which is glittery if from DCWV. Sue :o)

New Baby

My boss and his wife had a little boy between Christmas and New Year, not sure about this there is something missing.

I will decide on Monday if I am going to send it!! Sue:o)

Friday, 4 January 2008

Bristol is a DS desert!

Just before Christmas a told you that my son had bought his dad a pressi which was very difficult to get!!

Well that pressi was a Nintendo DS lite and it went down a storm, he was absolutely thrilled with it and getting on great with his brain training lol, until Tuesday night when disaster struck!!! one screen stopped working.

We took it back to the shop after work tonight and they told us the don't send them back for repair but they would give us our money back. Well that is fine if you could get another one lol, but even though Christmas is over there is not one to be had anywhere in shops or on the net (not at a reasonable price anyway)

So hubby is not a happy bunny, and worse still Neil wants one for his birthday on the 14th Jan, I thought all this searching for pressies stopped when they grew up!!!

Hopefully I will get some time to play with my new stash at the weekend. Sue :o)

Thursday, 3 January 2008

New Stash

Oh Happy day my stash came from "Happy Stamper" today, the first picture is the great new T for Transparent stamps.
I have bought 2 sets "every which way" which will be great for Valentines and Anniversary's, and the other set is "fresh new day" which are going to be great for Easter and spring birthdays.

The second picture has two little PB wooden stamps and a PB easter wishes a pack of Bazzill in pretty pastel colours and some yellow stickles for my easter chicks!!

As if that wasn't enough this months little silver hat ribbons came, sadly only one more lot to come as they are stopping the monthly subscription.
I am very sad about this because you get some lovely ribbons every month.

Better go and cook some T then I can come and play!! Sue :o)

Sisterhood of the blogging stampers number 9

Hi everyone my name is Sue and I work full time as a Office Administrator. I have been married for 30+ years to my darling husband Andy, we have one son who will be 25 in a couple of weeks time. He now lives in his own home with his girlfriend Becci.

I have been crafting in one way or another all my life, needlework and knitting in my younger days, then lots of cross stitch until I started wearing glasses about 4 years ago.

That's when I took up card making on a small scale at first, but when Neil moved out last year I was able to have a proper room of my own and I had more time on my hands,so now there is no stopping me!!!

I love rubber stamps,pretty papers, die cutting,embossing, ribbons and anything that sparkles, I can never have enough of these wonderful things!!! lol

I will visit all your blogs over the next couple of days and look forward to seeing you creations. Sue :o)

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Paper Take Weekly Challenge

This is for my Niece's 18th Birthday this month.

Inky Antics stamp, craftwork cards paper and sentiment.

I have used adhesive stones for the bubbles and some stickles on the glass the paper also has some sparkle

Sue :o)