Wednesday, 28 January 2009

I have been tagged by Natalie

I have been tagged by Natalie. The rules are you have to go to your picture folders and choose the sixth folder and then the sixth picture.
Now I must explain I have been using digital for several years so this photo was taken in Sept 2004, with my first digital camera.

It was taken on a Holiday to Canada we were at a husky dog visitors centre near Banff this is DH looking decidedly younger!! with a very fierce looking husky who in fact was a real softy, so glad it was the 6th picture and not the 7th which is me with the same dog and I am not sure who looks more scary.

I am going to tag Annie, Viv, Vikki, Michelle and Steph.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Monday, 26 January 2009

Papertake weekly challenge & my own challenge!!

I have used the fabulous sketch by Dawny P on the papertake weekly challenge, I have also set myself a challenge on this card which was to use paper and card only no embellishments!!!!
I don't do Valentine cards but DH does like Sarah Kay images..why is it the men don't get the Tilda's!! so I have made this card for him.
I have used my polychromos and sansodor I haven't used them for months.

this is the inside of the card

Thanks for looking

Sue :o)

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Sarah Kay Challenge & Awards

Its all or nothing with me two posts in one day!! This time it is a sketch for the Sarah Kay Challenge.
We went to the garden centre this morning and I bought the new Laura Ashley Blossom pack , it has beautiful glittery 6x6 papers matching glittery sticky ribbons, brads, matching chipboard shapes and some beautiful embossed cards.
Sadly you can't see the glitter in the photo, I think I need some photographic lessons!!

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

I want to say a great big thank you to everyone who have left me awards this week I really appreciate it. I am so behind with everything so I am going to put them in my sidebar with the names of everyone you left them for me, I am sure most of you have had them by now but if you haven't please take it ... I am giving them to you with much gratitude. Sue :o)

3 for the price of 1!!!

I started this card for the "frame it" challenge on Penny Black and I wanted to use the Saturday Sketch layout so I combined them when it was finished I realized it fitted in with this weeks Spoonful of Sugar challenge as well. I know its cheating and I really admire all you girls that get all these challenges done with single cards and go to work no names mentioned!!! but I figure its fits all 3 so why not.

Click pictures for better view

Inside the card

The papers are the gorgeous BG two scoops and the little image was one that was sent to me in a swap the sentiment inside the card id SU and says "one little baby many happy hearts" the flowers are made from an XCut punch. I have added the little pink bead angel I thought it would be rather nice for the parents to use on their mobile phone after the card was finished with. I bought these from the lovely Marlene for Christmas cards burt couldn't bring myself to use them all!!
Hope you are all having a great weekend and thank for looking Sue :o)

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Just a card!!!

Inside the card

Sorry I haven't been about much this week it has been a very hectic one and it continues tomorrow!!!
I am taking my sister for a pampering day it is her birthday on Saturday, I am looking forward to it after my rubbish Christmas. I am feeling well again now but it has taken weeks.
This card isn't for any of the challenges I haven't had time this week. I have made this for my sister. The layout has been inspired by Claudia at pretty pressing, my nestabilities came today and I just had to use them.

Thanks for looking

Sue :o)

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Playing in the sugar bowl!!!

The second challenge in the sugar bowl is here and there are great prizes to be won go and check it out.
The challenge is to use 3 different types of papers and 3 different type of embellishments no more no less.
I have used Elizabeth Bells picking apples I adore this image and BG two scoops papers in very berry sundae,dreamsicle and creme brulee. My 3 embellishments are ribbon flowers and brad.

Inside of the card

Sorry about the pictures it is so dark here this morning I will try again later if the weather improves!!!

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Tilda and Spoonful of sugar

The challenge on spoonful of sugar this week is paper piercing I have used an old Tilda who is perfect for this.
Everything except the flower is SU

This is inside the card.

Do you like my new Owl he is saying "Whooo do you love?"
I just want to say I love all my visitors and a big thank you to all whooo stop by and leave me lovely comments they are much appreciated xxx.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Thursday, 15 January 2009

WOJ Colour Challenge PTW Sketch

The stamp is Melissa blowing kisses and the papers are DCWV, quickutz swirls and the heart is a fiskers punch.

The inside of my card.

This week the challenge on WOJ is colour purple and green and I have used the PTW sketch for this card.
Sorry I am back to combining challenges I can't believe it is Friday tomorrow where does the time go, so many challenges I want to have a go at but no time!!

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Monday, 12 January 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

This week on the penny black challenge it is colour and it is one of my favourite combinations pink and brown.
I have been neglecting my penny black stamps of late and I need a few Birthday cards and this one is perfect for young and old alike.
Card stock and papers are SU flowers and brads form stash.

Inside the card

Still no light box why is it when you want something badly it always takes an age to arrive!!

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Award from Kim-Marie

I have received his award from my SBS9 sister Kim-Marie and I do appreciate it because I haven't been very good at keeping in touch over the past few months so it is nice to know she is still there for me. I need to pass this on to 7 other people and this is very difficult but here go's I have 7.. really I want to give it to everyone that takes the time to visit and leave comments.


Thank you to everyone for your continued support Sue :o)

WOJ Sketch Challenge

Hi Quick post this morning I found this image coloured in my drawer last night I think I must have been practising my colouring when I first got her.
I have made a quick card no fuss or frills with the whiff of joy sketch.
Papers are papermania "sweet nothings" again!!

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Sketch Saturday

There is a great sketch over on Sketch Saturday and my little WOJ mouse came yesterday so I decided to combine using the cute little mouse with the sketch.

This card is very simple and definitely no flowers as it is for my baby who will be 26 on Wednesday, where does the time go!!
He has come to appreciate my cards over the past year and doesn't think they are a cheap!! option anymore.
I just hope he likes it.

I will be decorating the inside but I wanted to get a picture before the light has gone completely

The papers are BG archaic and just the job for men's cards.
The letters were free on a magazine before Christmas


No you are not seeing things I have decided not to put my Christmas kit away and when I get a sketch I like.. I a going to make a Christmas card and put it away for next year that way I might have enough cards for everyone to have a handmade one !!!
I also had several stamps and papers that didn't see the light of day and if I use them now I won't be tempted by new ones!!

Thanks for looking

Sue :o)

Friday, 9 January 2009

Friday Sketchers challenge

Friday Sketchers are back with a great sketch which I have turned (thanks Bev for giving me the idea) I coloured this little H&S image with my pro markers. It has come from my drawer of stamped images and I have forgotten to write on the back who it is from thank you whoever you are.

I have used papermania "sweet nothings" paper used my new cropodile and the flowers were from Exeter last year and were quite expensive but this card is for a special person and they are so lovely.

Inside the card

Still waiting for the light box!!!

Thanks for looking

Sue :o)

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Spoonful of Sugar and CCT

Let me start by saying the inside had not been decorated because I am not sure about this card.
I take my hat off to all you girls that sew on your card it is not easy!!
I have used the sketch on spoonful of sugar and CCT was to use something new, I had a mini sewing machine for Christmas but it is years since I have used one and I didn't find it easy any tips from you pros out there will be very much appreciated.
So here it is but I don't think I will be using it this will just be a trial run.

Light box was ordered today so may try and take some better pictures of the past few cards when it arrives.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Papertake weekly challenge

This week the challenge on Papertake Weekly is seeing spots.
I seem to be into Fairies and Elves at the moment!! I am not sure who the image is by as it is one sent to me by the lovely Jill in a RAK but she/he is very sweet.
The papers are craftwork cards which I have had ages and never used and the flowers and brad are from stash.
Sentiment is SU I do love these round sentiments.
Not very clear in the picture but the wings and the matting layers have been highlighted with sakura silver gelly roll pen and paper is also a bit blingi.

Sorry about the photo still no lightbox!!!

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Monday, 5 January 2009

Pollycraft Monday Challenge

This is my first attempt at the Pollycraft challenge which this week is doodling, I do love these images and I had to invest in some today!! This one was kindly sent to me by the lovely Diane.
They are such a pleasure to colour.. I have used the PM simply elegant papers which don't need much more because they are so beautiful, flowers from stash and sentiment SU.
I have doodled around the image and the sentiment and used a little 3D glitter heart and some thin ribbon to cover the holly on the image so I could use it as a Birthday card.

This is the inside of the card

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Sketch Saturday and Sarah Kay

Hi here is my card for sketch Saturday this is my first attempt at distress ink colouring I only have 3 colours at the moment so I have also used some SU ink, also my first first Sarah Kay that I own I also have 2 others I am so excited I can't wait to use them all my previous SK cards have been made with kindly donated images.
Thank you so much to the girls that have given me them.

I am loving this sketch and it will be a definite use again the papers are BG boxer,flowers papermania and the brads are SU.

This is the inside

And this is the back

Sorry about the photos Santa didn't bring me my light box (he was very generous though) so I think I might have to invest in one!!!

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Saturday, 3 January 2009

The joys of dogs!!

I am having a little clear out this morning and I have thrown away some long unused bits and pieces.
I have just popped into my bedroom where I could hear Honey chewing she has got hold of a plastic red glitter glue tube which I had put in the bin, the bed and Honey are covered in red glitter glue!!
Now just imagine this she was spayed on Monday and I didn't have my glasses on!!! so all I could she was red... panic or what!!!!
Happy New Year Sue :o)

PS the new sidebar picture is of me and the cleaned up monster!!!

Thursday, 1 January 2009



Well what better way to start the new year than with the new Sugar Bowl Challenge with a fabulous sketch by Tiets.
This fits in with my resolve to take time and trouble over my cards this year and try and make cards I am happy with and not "just that will do cards"!!
I have had this gorgeous Maggie Stamp for well over a year and I have never inked her up can you believe that!! I expect there are lots of you out there that can relate to this statement.

This is the inside of the card, I have seen lots of people decorating the inside of their cards and it certainly finishes it off.

Thanks for Looking Sue :o)