Sunday, 28 September 2008

Happy Birthday Jon

It is my nephew Jonathan's 16th Birthday today so I made a card very quickly this morning with one of the stamp set that I bought yesterday.
It is very simple but just the job for a 16yr old!!
They are called Clearly stamps with character by Hunkydory Crafts Ltd.
I bought one of the sports sets called sporting blunders and my friend Sian bought a Christmas set called tipsy adult which is just so funny.

Happy Birthday to Vicki at paperlisious oasis hope you are having a great day.

I am trying to tidy up my craft room and get things a bit more organized!!! ha ha

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Shop till you drop!!! and fab friends

I have had the best day today
I picked my friend Sian up at 8.30 this morning and I drove us down to Exeter in Devon for the WestPoint Craft Fair, we arrived a 9.45 and it was let the shopping commence!!
I also met up with Annie from Ink 'n' Rubber it was so nice to meet a blogging friend in the flesh and we stopped for 30 mins at 12.00 for a cup of coffee and a chat, it was so nice to meet you Annie and thank you so much for the Sarah Kaye images.
Now are you ready here is what I bought I didn't seem like that much until I took it all out of the bags when I got home.

I went looking mainly for embellishments and boy did I find plenty!!

But hay it would have been rude to stop there so I also bought a couple of boxes to keep them in and one of those Xyron sticky thingame things to put the ribbons on with oh and a couple of spellbinder dies and a cuttlebug folder and some other bits and pieces that didn't make it into the picture as they were still hiding in the bags!!

I promised myself no stamps but I am afraid I didn't keep it, I am not overly sure about the F Friends stamps but there were two I just couldn't resist and some papers and card, oh dear this was me being careful!!!

We came out of the Fair at 16.30 tired but very happy and I drove us home. My darling hubby had supplied tea so I sat down to a nice hot meal just in time to watch Strictly Come Dancing what better day could a girl have!!!

There was also a beautiful card folder stuffed full of images waiting for me from the lovely GINA

And lastly but by know means least Annie gave me this great folder stuffed with Sarah Kaye images when I met her today such a kind person.

I am such a lucky girl ( well woman really) but all these goodies make me feel like a child again!!

Well done if you have made it to the end of this post and thanks for looking. Sue :o)

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Whiff of Joy Challenge Blog

Today is the first challenge which is a sketch by Katharina over at the new WOJ challenge blog.
There is a super WOJ stamp to be won and I don't have it!!!
These stamps are quickly becomimg one of my favourites and I was determined to post a card the same day the challenge went up.

Sadly there is no natural light left to take a photo so it is very poor I will take another one tomorrow.

All paper and card are SU and I got to use my new Martha Stewart doily lace punch which I managed to secure on eBay boy was I happy.

Thanks for Looking

Sue :o)

HeeHaw Blog Candy! & Help please

Michelle the donkey ladies has the most wonderful candy up for grabs and the best blog on the other side of the pond!!!

How do I use a hyperlink when posting a comment I can do it on my blog but not when commenting
Thanks Sue :o)

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Friday Sketchers meets Spoon Full of Sugar

I made this card last night with one of the images I coloured while we were away on holiday. I used the Friday Sketchers sketch and then when I looked at the spoon full of sugar challenge blog today it was to use charms which I had already done on this card.

I bought this sweet little Sugar Nellie last year and I have hardly used her, there are so many lovely new stamps coming out all the time you are inclined to forget some of the older ones!!

The blues don't look very good in the photo but they do look better in real life!!!

As I am so behind with the challenges I decided to combine the two.

Thanks for looking

Sue :o)

Monday, 22 September 2008

Secret Sister Goodies and Awards

Oh my goodness I had a card from the postman to pick up a package that he tried to deliver while I was away, so I picked it up on the way to work this morning and just look at what was inside.

The wonderful Michelle organized this Secret Sister swap for a group of us blogging girls and here is what I received from my Secret Sister (I am sure I know who it is !!) and I just want to say a huge thank you, SS you got it Oh SO RIGHT and I can't wait to use them.

I wish you could see the beautiful card and images which this very clever lady draws herself ( a little clue) and the writing inside the card is just exquisite my husband was so impressed it is truly beautiful.

I have received this award from the lovely Natalie and Jill I am sure if you look at my blog you will know theirs but if by chance you don't please pop over and have a look you will not be disappointed.

This one has also been given to me by Jill and I am sending these awards right back at these two lovely girls and too all of the lovely people who take the time to come and visit my little space on the WWW !!!

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Honey's Holiday

Hi all we are back from a great week in Cornwall we were really blessed with the weather and managed to go to the beach every morning with the "Honey Monster" and she just loved it!!!! playing with all her new friends. It gladdens your heart to watch them all playing together and having fun!!!

Playing in the sand with my new ball.

Surfing with dad and Becci

Relaxing with Mum!!!

Sleeping after a busy day with Neil.

So much has been going on since I have been away I hope to visit all my favourite blogs tonight or tomorrow and back to card making after work Monday. I did manage to get some colouring done while away just need to get inspiration to make them into cards!!!

Just a note to say I have been to all my favourite blogs and there are so many lovely new cards I don't have time to comment on them all so I would just like to say well done to you all and I will start leaving comments again from now!!!

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Friday, 12 September 2008

Goodbye see you all in a week

We are off to Cornwall today with the Honey Monster,I can't wait to see how she reacts to the sea and sand.
Hope you all have a good week and I look forward to seeing all your creations when I get back next Saturday.
Sadly no Internet access where we are staying but there is a nice wood burning stove to sit in front of and do some colouring in the evenings.

See you soon Sue :o)

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Whiff of Joy meets Sketch Saturday

Another WOJ card using Willow drinking hot chocolate again, this time using the Sketch Saturday Sketch.
This image is gorgeous and so quick and easy to colour.
I am taking the others on holiday with me next week so hope to have a good play at colouring them.

I have made this card for my friend at work who's birthday is Friday.
If you read this Happy Birthday Bev x

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Gina is back with some great blog candy

Do you love penny black stamps and pretty papers then pop over to Gina's blog as she has some fab candy.

Gina has been missing for most of the summer but she has come back with a BANG!!

Bunny Zoe's Blog

Just look what you can win over at Bunny-Zoe's Blog

Nikki has the most gorgeous HH stamp and more fab papers.

Good Luck everyone

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Whiff of Joy meets Friday Sketchers

My whiff of joy stamps came yesterday and I had to have a play last night.

I have used the Friday sketchers sketch and some HOTP papers I won in candy a while ago.
Swirls are quickutz and the the image was coloured with pro markers.

thanks for looking Sue :o)

Monday, 8 September 2008

2nd Birthday

Just a quick post this morning I made this card for my next door neighbours little boy who will be 2 tomorrow.

Image cutesy of Michelle and all card bazzil.
Coloured with pro markers

5 more working days and then we are off to Cornwall for a week with DS and girlfriend and of course Honey.

Have a good Monday and thanks for looking Sue :o)

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Thank You Michelle

Michelle sent me this gorgeous card a week or so ago with the wedding images that I used on my card in this previous post.

Today I have received another image folder in the post crammed full of Elyzbell images and they are fab.
I will be using these images very soon.

Thank yo so much Michelle you are so kind.

Sue :o)

Thanks for looking Se :o)

More Whiff of Joy

Two more whiff of joy cards the first one is Charlie and his dog I was trying to stay away from traditional Christmas card colours. The papers are DCWV and the card is Bazzil.
I am quite happy with the layout of this card but not so happy with the colouring of the image the colours on the dog aren't right will have another go today.

The second one is Charlotte carol singing again not traditional colours I am not sure where this colour combo has come from but I do quite like it! The papers are SU and the layout is very simple but I do like the simplicity of it.

The light here is so bad at the moment day and night as it has been just the most miserable August and September so far. I invested in a daylight lamp yesterday. It was quite a bit of money but I do think I will get good use out of it, just need a way of taking some decent photos now!!!

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Friday, 5 September 2008

Award from Jill

Thank you to Jill at Jills Cards for this award I really appreciate it, it is so difficult to know who to pass it onto... here are 5 people who have been real friends over the last year.

Natalie Crafting Fun

Michelle Card Grotto

Manna out of the East

Annie ink and rubba

Maria Maria's Cards

Thank you to every one who visits my blog you all mean so much to me. Sue :o)

CCT Pretty in Pink

The theme this week on CCT is pretty in pink and this new little Tilda was crying out to be coloured in pink!!
So here she is... a simple little card but I like the colours and it was nice and quick to make.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Sketch Saturday and Sarah Kay Sunday

Better late than never I have used the Sketch Saturday sketch and the colour combo purple and green for Sara Kay Challenge.

The gorgeous image is courtesy of Lynn Craft & Waffle, papers DCWV and flowers ribbon and brads from stash.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

My First Whiff of Joy

This is my first Whiff of joy card. I received 4 stamps in 2 days and didn't know which one to use first.. and I have 4 of the new ones coming any day now... I need some serious time to play!!

I made this card last night and must admit I was a bit tired so unfortunately the paper is not quite square onto the card and I have a little bit of white showing down the left hand side. Also the snowflake brad in in a funny place but I managed to get some black ink in the wrong place and I didn't want to waste the card.

I have just done a personality profile at work and I have come out as a perfectionist (it's a bit scary how accurate it is) just wish I was this fussy about housework!!!.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Cuddly Buddly Charley Elf

This is Cuddly Buddly Charley Elf isn't she sweet.

The papers are last years DCWV which I still have plenty of and I am very happy about this!! because I do like them.

Holly is an XCut punch.. I have had it for a couple of years but never used it before, and sentiment is cratwork cards.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Wedding Day

My son's girlfriend asked me to make a card for one of her clients, I don't know anything about the couple getting married so I decided to go cute.

This lovely image is thanks to Michelle who is always willing to help and kindly sent me images stamped with different types of ink so I could use them with my pro markers. Thank you so much Michelle you are such a kind thoughtful person.

I have used a piece of velum on the front fixed on by pearl brads the sentiment is cuddly buddly and the little hearts tied to the ribbon are some I found at hobby craft at the weekend when looking for some bead spacers to use with my brads as they look so cool!! I did find some but it is an expensive way to buy them EBay is the way to go for these little darlings !!!

Thanks for looking Sue :o)