Sunday, 30 November 2008

Missing in action!!!

I decided this weekend I had to start the Christmas shopping!!! Most of which I have done online but I did venture out yesterday to the shops.
Hope to catch up with you all this week... I have been having a quick look just not leaving comments at the moment
Keep up the good work girls. Sue :o)

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Spoonful of Sugar and award

There is a fabulous sketch this week by MichelleO on spoonful of sugar challenge blog and this is my take on it!
This is one of my precious H&S images and I have tried the distressed look again tonight I am getting to like this look.
The green is not quite so bright in real life but I think I might have to tone it down a bit.
I have used one of my special Angel charms again which I purchased from Marlene.

I have also received this lovely award from Beth ..thank you so much it is very much appreciated

This award states that:
1-This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY- nearness in space, time and relationship
2-These blogs are exceedingly charming
3-These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends
4-They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement
5-Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated
6-Please give more attention to these writers
7-Deliver this award to 8 bloggers who may then pass it on.

I would like to pass this on to everyone on my blog follower feed I love all your blogs.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Monday, 24 November 2008

High Hopes Bling!!!

There is a great sketch by the very talented Ila over on the HH challenge blog.
I didn't set out for this to be a bling card but this is how it has turned out.
I have been making an explosion box for my Niece's 18th Birthday which was covered in glitter and bling and I think it has carried on from there!!!

All card is from DCWV summer glitter can't see in the photo but is covered in glitter.
I have coloured the image with Versa Colour Inks and topped off with twinkling H2O's.
The little sentiment says "I Love You More Than Chocolate"!!!

thanks for Looking Sue :o)

Friday, 21 November 2008

Magnolia Vs Stampavie

I wanted this to be a nice simple card that would appeal to a 4 year old.
This is for little Ellie who has to have her tonsils out the day before her 4th birthday read about it here.
I have used the sketch over at Magnolia Vs Stampavie this is my first attempt at this challenge and the first outing for this Tilda even though I have had here over a month!!

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Sketch Saturday and CCT

OK girls I am back in my comfort zone!!!
I have made this with the Sketch Saturday Sketch... I am just going to make it in time!!
And it also fits CCT to use snowflakes.
The image is one that Michelle sent me a while back and the papers are from papermania naughty or nice Christmas.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Very Distressing!

OK there are two reasons for showing you this card!
One it is the distressing I did at Sue's house last night...I am still trying to recover from the tearing and scrunching and inking up of perfectly good paper!!
The second is this is the first photo taken with my new "do it yourself light" box.

I am quite pleased with the results with the light box but not at all sure about the distressing card I think I am going to stick to cutting paper, using inks for stamping and definitely no scrunching!!

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Award and Blog Candy

Hi still not able to show cards in the week because of the photo thing!! I am in the process of making myself a "do it yourself" light box!!
I am going with my friend Sian to see her friend Sue tomorrow night,Sue is an ace card maker and is going to give me a few tips on distressing...maybe I will have something to try in the light box tomorrow!!

Another rubbish week at work which has squashed my MOJO....oh to win the lottery!!

I was given this award by Natalie some time ago and then again yesterday by a new lady to my blog it is so nice when you have awards and comments from people you don't even know are following you. Thank you so much both of you it is much appreciated.
I have discovered another very talented lady's blog tonight (thanks Gina) Debbie has the most amazing blog candy please go and look at all her lovely work and of course the amazing candy.

Thanks for listening I feel better now!! Sue :o)

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Two more challenge cards

This one is for CCT challenge of red and green,the papers are Dovecraft Contemporary Christmas,PB image and everything else from my stash.

The second one is another one made with the Papertake Weekly Dawny P sketch (I love this sketch).
This is for my Dad's birthday on Monday.
The stamp amd papers are both SU.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Friday, 14 November 2008

Spoonful of Sugar and Papertake weekly sketch

Oh my word this pollycraft image is just soo cute and so easy to colour, the lovely Diane sent me these images at the begining of this week and I just couldn't wait to colour them in.

The sketch on papertake weekly challenge blog really appealed to me and spoonful of sugar blog challenge is to make a card for a child, so here it is.

The gorgeous papers were sent to me by Kerry in a secret sister swap we did a little while back.

I am pleased with this card even though I say so myself!!

Thanks for looking

Sue :o)

Thursday, 13 November 2008

I am here!!!

I do have things to show but my camera is rubbish at night shots (or maybe it's the operator!!).
It is dark when I leave in the morning and dark when I get home at night, roll on summer!!!
I will be back at the weekend with my cards.

Sue :o)

Sunday, 9 November 2008

3 Simple cards almost the same!!

These 3 little simple cards are going across the water to the USA and I didn't want them to be to heavy hence the lack of embellishments... I have about 8 to send and it gets very expensive.

This cute little stamp is PB and the papers are Anita's classic Christmas black papers and I love them.

I want to add some of that white puffy stuff on the snow but I am not sure what it is called can anyone tell me?

Thanks for looking

Sue :o)

Friday Sketchers meets Basic Gey

This card is going to cover 2 challenges
The first is the basic grey challenge to use sparkles, the papers are wrassail merry/happy and the green is from the achaic stack.
I was so happy to ink up two of my new stamps last night and I am loving this little sugar nellie lad trimming the tree.
I have stuck some silver stars on the green and used silver gel pen on the tree

I have used the Friday Sketchers sketch.

The little angel are some that I bought from the lovely Marlene I am going to put a mobile phone charm cord in the card so it can be used after Christmas as a guardian angel on their phone.

Thanks for looking

Sue :o)


Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge 6

Here is my first ever entry to the secret crafters Saturday challenge every week I say I am doing to enter and never get round to it!!
I hope it counts because I have chopped the bottom off to make it into a square card rather thank a rectangle I really don't get on with rectangular shaped cards..

This is also my first attempt at distressing I bought the tools weeks ago but just haven't had the courage to try it hope you like my efforts.

This post is entitled distressing because that was what Friday night was too!!!
I sold 2 gift folder cards, so I am going to stick to doing this for pleasure not profit, lots of the girls at work want to buy the bags so I won't be left with them.
In fairness the young girl on the stall next to me who was selling the most beautiful hand made jewellery said it was the worst one she has been to for 2 years and not to be put off!!! It will have been worth it if my friend gets even one SU booking from the evening.

Happy Sunday and thanks for looking

Sue :o)

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Still plodding on!!!

I am still plodding on with my bits to take on Friday night, just hope it is all worth it.
I have made these tonight with some new SU papers and my new stamp set which arrived yesterday from Monica.

I now have 10 notebook and post-it note sets.
20 gift bags filled with chocs
10 gift card holders and a selection of Christmas cards.

I just hope its all worth it I have new stamps here that are begging to be inked up but I have to say sorry no time a the moment!!

Thanks for looking

sue :o)

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Lots of lovely blog candy

Three of my favourite blogs have some gorgeous blog candy up for grabs:-

Diane at "The Pink Sunflower"
Bev at "All the thing I love"
Julie at "Julie's Japes"

There is a picture of each on my sidebar.. just click the picture and it will take you to these fantastic blogs.
You have until 11th November.

Good Luck Sue :o)

Almost a Challenge!! and Congratulations

I tell you girls if I had a brain I would be dangerous!! I was getting a bit sick of bags and notepads on Sunday night so I decided to make a card to send to Leann with her blog candy ( I know she has it now so I am safe to show).

I liked the look of the sketch over at the new Magnolia Vs Stampavie blog so I decided to have a go.

Of course after I had finished it I realised it doesn't qualify because I have used an H&S image never mind I enjoyed playing with my cute stamps again.

Back on the production line again tonight!!

Thanks for looking

Sue :o)

Monday, 3 November 2008

Not such a good day until Diane

I have had a really bad day today I can't go into detail but just to say I was very disappointed by someones attitude to what should be a happy time and I was very upset by how unkind people can be.

But then I came home to this and my faith in the kindness of people was restored. Thank You so much Diane I think you know how much this beautiful note book means to me.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Production Line!!

These little gift folders are to go with the bags of chocolates in my previous post Here

These are some cheap little note books and post-it notes which I have covered and I am going to sell as sets. (£3 a set does that seem about right?) I hate pricing these things!

I mentioned in my last post before the blog candy winner that I am sharing a table with my friend Sian on Friday at the local school" ladies night", what I forgot to mention is that Sian is a SU demonstrator so the purpose of the table is to help her promote the product , with this in mind all the things I am making with the exception of a few stamps and embellishments are made with SU products (all the papers are SU).

We had a lovely crafty afternoon together yesterday just as well as the weather here was awful.
These are some of my finished products the rest are work in progress!!! I will have to get my finger out next week to get them all finished.

Thanks for looking

Sue :o)