Sunday, 30 March 2008

Blog Candy Winner

Thank you to everyone who took part the winner is Arianne
Please email me your snail mail address and I will get it in the post to you.

No cards today!!!

Well I have spent this Sunny Sunday morning trying to organize my craft room again!!
I really don't remember buying all this stuff!!!
Hubby has put me up yet another set of shelves that's it now no room for anymore lol shelves that is not craft stuff!!!

Just wanted to share these two shrubs in my back garden these pictures were taken this afternoon it really feels like spring has arrived!!

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Saturday, 29 March 2008

Katharina's Sketch Challenge

So many of you have made gorgeous cards this week using Katharina's sketch so not wanting to be left out I decided to have a go.
My cards are usually very simple so all this multi layering is very time consuming for me but I do love the effect you get!!
The image is a Hanglar and Stranglar I received in a swap from a lovely lady!! and the papers are daisy bucket.
Thanks for looking sue:o)

Fist Class!!!

I ordered 2 sheets of EZ mount 2 boxes of flower doodles and the Tilda couple from Joanna Sheen on Thursday morning at 8am and it arrived yesterday. That is what I call first class service!!!
The other stamps are my high hopes angels and some gorgeous mousse stamps that I bough from Hanna a while ago!!
I am going to make a pact with myself no more new stamps until I have used all the ones I have at least once lol
Guess what I am doing this afternoon... I have also been and bought the Asda sweetie jars and some dolly pegs to do the same as Gina has done with her ribbons.

Sue :o)

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Tilda ATC challenge Blue and Yellow

Don't forget blog candy see post below

Here is my ATC for the colour challenge on the Tilda ATC blog here
This image is courtesy of Annie so I am keeping my fingers crossed this week!!!
The sentiment says "May the simple joys of life be yours"
Sue :o)

Nurse Valerie CCT Challenge

My friends four year old daughter has been in hospital over the Easter holiday with a bad eye infection. I was waiting for a High Hopes order which I knew had the perfect stamp in it for a get well card!!
When I arrived home from work yesterday they were here but I had run out of EZ mount... disorganised or what!!!
After much scrabbling about I found just enough to mount Nurse Valerie and the get well sentiment!!

I know it is very pink but Millie loves pink!!!
Stamp High Hopes, Swiss Dot Embossing folder,Paper DCWV, ribbon from stash High Hope sentiment

Closer look at Nurse Valerie!!! How cute is this poorly Bear!!!
Check out Cute Card Thursday here
Sue :o)

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Thanks Natalie

I would like to thank Natalie (Crafting Fun) for this "You Make My Day Award'. I really appreciate it.

The three people I would like to pass the award onto are Michello (stamp,paper,scissors & donkey smiles) her blog really brings a smile to my face!! Ila (Artfully Ila) this lady is such an inspiration and Sandra (White Dazzle) I have only recently found her blog but I love it. I love checking onto all your blogs to see your new creations.

I would like to say thank you to everyone who has tagged me and sent me awards this week sorry I haven't had time to do them all, it doesn't mean they are not appreciated!!
Sue :o)

Blog Candy Update

OK I thought this was going to be an easy one!!! forgot not everyone lives in the soft south!!! so for all of you girls in Canada and the USA send me some pictures of your lovely snow I never see any here... or if you have photo from previous years please feel free to enter them you have until Saturday midnight
Good Luck.
Sue :o)

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Tilda and Friends Sketch Challenge

This is my take on the Tilda sketch challenge this week.
Papers are CWC I have paper pierced her dress and boots, flower from stash with DCWV large brad.
Sentiments from papertrey ink.
Thanks for looking
Sue :o)


Monday, 24 March 2008

Blog Candy

As promised I have some blog candy!!
What shall I celebrate my 200th post which this is.... 6 months of blogging...... or nearly 11,000 hits or maybe the fact that you girls are just the BEST... the last one me thinks!!!!
Well hopefully spring is nearly on its way, although it hasn't felt like it this weekend !! I have planted 50 pansy's under my blossom tree this morning as non of my daffodils have come up this year must have gone to Australia where its a bit warmer!!!

My favourite Viburnum is out in full bloom and smells gorgeous!!!!

So what do I want you to do for this candy? well it's simple just take a picture of your favourite spring tree or spring plants in your garden and post it on your blog for me to see!!! now I know not all of you may be lucky enough to have gardens but I guess you probably live near somewhere that the daffodils are blooming in the park or on the grass verges!! If you don't have a blog email me a picture and I will put it on mine for you!!!.
Leave a comment here so I know you have posted it.
Now the all important question what can you win!!
There are a selection of CWC papers and DCWV spring stack papers some DCWV sticky ribbons yellow silk flowers K&Co glittery stick on flower embellishments some sticky tulips and most importantly a brand new Spring Tilda with daffodil!!

This is open until midnight Saturday 29th March which is when British Summer Time starts lets just hope it's a good one!!
The draw will be done by random generator commonly known as DH on Sunday morning.
Good Luck
Sue :o)

Saturday, 22 March 2008


Hi couldn't resist a quick log in on our friends computer!!! I tell you it is an addiction!!! thanks for all the lovely comments!!
Off to monkey world today enjoy your weekend.
Sue :o)

Thursday, 20 March 2008

Cute Card Thursday

I have half a days holiday this afternoon and I am supposed to be getting ready to go and stay with our friends down in Poole this weekend!! you know the sort of thing washing ironing cleaning boring!!!
Instead I am making a card for the Cute Card Thursday challenge "All Creatures Great and Small"
It's a very quick one but I couldn't resist this PB stamp of these little mice prank calling the cat!!!
Papers are CWC and the greeting is a bargain 50p stamp from VAP scrap this is also where the ice cream that I used yesterday came from!!!
This will probably be my last post until Monday so I would like to wish you all
Eat all your chocolate guilt free!!!

Sue :o)

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Tilda ATC challenge "Chocolate Creations"

I wanted to try and get this posted the same day as the the Tilda and Friends ATC challenge went out!!!
So I came home from work and started straight away!!
Here is Edwin with his over sized chocolate ice cream celebrating after the match!!!
Better go and feed my boys now!!!

Sue :o)

RAK from Suzann

This lovely RAK arrived today from Suzann without an 'e' from the SBS9.
It was for entering here sketch challenge in our yahoo group.
Thank you so much for the card and the beautiful ribbons brads and the Easter egg stamped images.

Sue :o)

Monday, 17 March 2008

Something a little bit different

I wanted to make my Mum and Dad an Easter card but they are not great fans of the cutie type images like Tilda's and Penny Blacks!!
I bought a template from CWC when I went to Leeds to make your own flowers.
Papers DCWV Spring Stack DCWV large brad and bazzil card stock the message is a penny black stamp.
Ribbon from my stash!!!

Sue :o)

Sunday, 16 March 2008

Stash Cards

I coloured in some Tilda's last week when I went to the crop as I didn't have any inspiration for scrapbooking.
Made them up into a couple of "just in case" stash cards yesterday.

I used my quickutz "saying" die cuts which I haven't used in a while!!!
Must use them more often lol.

Horrible weather here again today hope its gets better for the Easter weekend!!!

Hubbys taking me out to lunch today so I don't have to cook!!

Sue :o)

Saturday, 15 March 2008

Cute Card Thursday

No I haven't got my celebrations mixed up just wanted to use this image!!!

You know sometimes you see something and you think yes I really like that well that is what happened yesterday with a layout and card I saw on Claudia's blog.
I had this gorgeous Hanglar & Stranglar image that I had received in a swap (thank you... you know who you are!!)
So I thought right I am going to use that image and that layout for my first entry into Cute Card Thursday.
It doesn't show up very well in the photo but the red card she is matted onto has embossed holly leaves on it!!

Oh boy how I struggled with this card!!!
Hope you like it.

Sue :o)

Easter Card

Not particularly happy with this one used some new H2O's to colour the bunny's but they are a Little too Bright for my liking will have to get some paler ones to mix them with!!
I am sure my 6year old niece will love the bright colours!!
Layout inspired by Natalie x

Sue :o)

Friday, 14 March 2008

Nothing to share today

Sorry nothing to share today, hopefully I will get some time this weekend to catch up with some projects I would like to do!!
Have a good weekend all.

Sue :o)

Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Tilda ATC challenge In The Pink

Here is my Tilda for the ATC challenge here "In the pink".
Not a great picture roll on Summer when I can take pictures in the light!!!
Sue :o)

Kraftin Kimmie's Sketch Challenge

I wanted to share this card with you today which has been made almost solely from blog candy or PIF goodies that you wonderful girls have sent me!!
The gorgeous High Hopes stamp that I won a little while ago from Kimmie from her week long challenges.. the ribbon came from Isa .. the paper was in the stash Lynn sent me yesterday and the flowers are from a PIF from Marlene the brads and card is from my own stash.
Thanks for Looking

Sue :o)

Tuesday, 11 March 2008


I have received my blog candy from Lynn at Craft and Waffle today and I am overwhelmed with the generosity of what she has sent.
The first picture is the box and embellishments the second is papers sticky fixers and peel offs and last but not least the beautiful card and an Edwin stamp.
Gosh how lucky am I..... MANY MANY THANKS Lynn.
I can feel another blog candy coming on probably after Easter now!!!
Sue :o)

Marlene's Blog Candy

The lovely and very talented Marlene has some yummy blog candy up for grabs!!!.
All you have to do is use her favourite colour green and her favourite embellishment ribbon.
The Bunny and the sentiment are from the new Sugar Nellie range.... papers DCWV spring matt stack embellishments from my stash!!
Check it out here
Good Luck and thanks for looking

Sue :o)

Sunday, 9 March 2008

Sugar Nellie Challenge

I went to a crop yesterday for the first time in ages the project was an origami box.
All made without any glue!!!
Not sure I will ever be able to repeat the process but it is nice now it is finished!!
I have put some pictures of our 2 departed dogs in happier times inside so I can keep it with me.
The colours also fit in with the sugar Nellie challenge this week!!

Thanks For looking

Sue :o)

Saturday, 8 March 2008

Aud's Blog Candy

Aud has some fabulous blog candy over on her blog check it out she does the most awesome work!!
You have to use your favourite anything!!! I have used my favourite colour and some lovely Daisy Bucket Papers and a brand new sugar nellie bunny stamp.
Sugar Nellie Bunny's arrived this morning wasn't expecting them till next week so had to have a play!!
Inspiration for the layout comes from Natalie .
Thanks for looking
Sue :o)

Friday, 7 March 2008

Kraftin Kimmie's Spring Challenge

Kimmie has had enough of the cold winter weather!! maybe because she has just got back from a nice warm holiday LOL anyway she has a beautiful High Hopes Stamp up for grabs all you need to do is make a new spring card!!
I have used the same sketch as the last card from my SBS9 sister Gina.
I liked the sketch so much I had to use it again!!!
Penny Black Clear Stamp,DCWV paper and Bazzil card, stickles and ribbon from stash.

Thanks for looking.
Sue :o)

SBS9 March Sketch

This month it was Gina's turn to supply the sketch for the challenge.
Thanks Gina this is a great sketch go and have a look on her blog here as she has opened it up to non sisters!!
Stamp Penny Black papers Dove Craft and Bazzil card.
Thanks for looking
Sue :o)

You Make My Day

Vicki from paperlicious oasis has nominated me for this award. Thank you Hun you make my day too!!
I am sending this to all the lovely people who have been so kind this week it means so much!!

Sue :o)

I Have Been Tagged

I have been tagged by several people this week sorry I can't remember who you are my head is still full of Cotton wool!!!. Carole from Need More Time To Craft tagged me again this morning so I decided it was time I made the effort and answered the questions!!

We had just moved into a brand new house and I was working for HSBC bank thinking I must get out of here soon which I did in the April of that year!!!

Helping my son and his girlfriend through the trauma of buying their first home ( it took 6 months in the end!!!)

Marmite crisps,salted mixed nuts, feta cheese, olives,cadburys mini eggs.

Buy a house for my son and make sure my nephews and nieces had enough to get a foot on the first rung of the housing ladder.
Move to a bigger house with a big craft room. (I am lucky to have my own craft room but I could always do with a bigger one!!!)
Travel more first class of course.
Give up work (I would keep working part time in a voluntary capacity).
Give money to charitys dealing with animals and cancer care.

Card making
Entertaining family and friends
Eating out
Craft shopping
Going to live shows and concerts

Tights (I hate them)
Cheap Perfume
High Heels

Cuttlebug (mine is back at the cuttlebug hospital hope he comes home soon)
Digital Camera
My iMac computer
Nestabilities(I love them!!!)

We don't stop playing because we grow old; We grow old because we stop playing.

- George Bernard Shaw

I now have to tag 5 people

Most people I know have already been tagged and unlike me they respond a bit quicker!! however if you are reading this and haven't been tagged yet condider it done!!!

Sue :o)

Thursday, 6 March 2008

ATC Tilda Swap

Click picture for better view

These ATC have been made for a swap going on at the Tilda Yahoo group I belong too.
I have never made ATC's before these and the earlier one I made for the new ATC challenge.... they can be a Little bit of a challenge!!! (no pun intended)
I wanted to use Easter Egg Tilda this month as it is Easter but she doesn't fit she's to big!!
So I decided to shrink plastic her so she would fit.
Papers are from K & Co.

Sue :o)

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Crafty B Blog Candy

Crafty B has some lovely blog candy on offer all you have to do is use red!!
It closes today hope I'm not to late.
Thank you to the lovely Natalie for the image.
Sue :o)

Tilda ATC challenge Sparkle

Thank you to the lovely Annie for this image.
Sue :o)

~*~Challenge 9~*~ Spring is in the Air!

Second attempt first ended up in the bin!!
Still not quite what I had in mind!!

Sue :o)

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Crafty girls are the best!!!

From Julia

From Julie

All you crafty girls are the best I have had so many kind wishes and emails and now today I have received 2 beautiful cards with some gorgeous RAK's.
Julia is a regular visitor to my blog..... she doesn't have a blog herself but she makes the loveliest cards.
Julie from Julies Japes promised me some teal and brown sentiments as CWC had sold out when we went to the paper extravaganza!!!!
Thanks you so much x
I have had another Little play tonight still not totally happy but they aren't in the bin tonight lol I will take some pictures tomorrow!!

Thank You all for your thoughts and kind words.

Sue :o)