Saturday, 28 February 2009

Gorjuss girls in the sugar bowl

As soon as I saw this gorjuss girl I knew what I wanted to do with her, I have the most beautiful red coat in my wardrobe that I just can't bare to part with but I can no longer wear because it doesn't fit me (maybe this winter!!!) so I wanted to put her in the same red. So here she is in her beautiful red coat on a Christmas card which is exactly what the sugar bowl challenge is this week to make a Christmas card.

The paper is BG figgy pudding "wonderful" and I received a new MS Stewart punch yesterday called scalloped dot so I have threaded some ribbon through the holes and the sparkle is SU dazzling diamonds.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Quick Play Tonight

There is golf on the telly tonight so I have popped into my craft room to have a tidy up and get ready for the weekend!! but I just couldn't resist having a quick play and here is the result!!
Beautiful WOJ stamp,K&Co papers and my best buy for a while the retro flower punches.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

New Stamps and no time!!

I have now received both WOJ spring kit and today gorjuss girls arrived but no time to play at the moment. Roll on this weekend lots of crafty me time SCHEDULED!!!
Sue :o)

Sunday, 22 February 2009


Hope you all had a lovely weekend,mine has been very pleasant with plenty of sunshine and time spent with old friends and even a bit of crafting at a SU function in Cardiff on Saturday.

I have received two lovely awards the first is from the lovely Steph.

The second is from the lovely Natalie

Thank you girls I really appreciate it.

I see lots of you already have these awards but if you haven't then please take it from me with pleasure.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Basic Grey Challenge and new stash!!

A good post day today but still no WOJ stamps I am so jealous of all you girls that have received yours this week!! I have a busy weekend in front of me so no time to play until next week.
I did get this gorgeous PB older style stamp from Dickie in the states along with 4 others that are all being discontinued (was stung for £11.25 VAT and handling again!!) my retro flower punches also arrived so I decided to use them both for the basic grey challenge this week which is hearts.
Paper are the gorgeous bittersweet papers I do love them.
I have used a sketch from Saturday Sketchers from a couple of weeks ago.

I haven't been about much this week it has been a bit manic, we have friends staying this weekend. I am looking at all you blogs and drooling over all your beautiful WOJ creations just no time to stop and comment at the moment.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Penny Black Saturday Sketch & Secret Crafter

Well I have certainly been affected by the little bit of sunshine here in Bristol another bright cheerful spring card!!
I have used an old stamp again and this time I have done one layer of decoupage with the tulips as it works really well with this beautiful spring stamp.
The papers are SU just one double sided piece the brads and the ribbon are also SU.
There is a great sketch on the Penny Black challenge this week.

This will also works for the Secret Crafter Challenge for spring!! Oh please make it not to far away I tiered of dark days and nights

Hope the weather is good where ever you are today and thanks for looking
Sue :o)

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Sketch Saturday

I have decided I must try using up some of my older stash so I dusted off these sweet sugar nellie bunnies and my DCWV spring stack from last year.
I have used Sketch Saturday sketch, the brad in the middle of the flower is also DCWV, sentiment from SU, all other from my stash.
I have been experimenting with the effects on the pictures this afternoon, which do you prefer? or will I just stick with cropping and resizing!!!
Hope you are all having a wonderful Valentines day.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Monday, 9 February 2009

High Hopes Challenge

Here is my entry for the High Hopes Challenge this week which a great sketch by Katharina, I haven't put a sentiment on the round tag yet as I think I might keep this card for Mum on Mothers Day.

The papers are the beautiful Laura Ashley Blossom kit,the flower is from stash and the diamond shape green brads are SU.
I have used my sewing machine again for the second time since I had it for Christmas, slightly better attempt this time.

We have more snow here tonight so it should be fun again in the morning!!!!

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Playing in the sugar bowl

Gosh were does the time go!! I wanted to get the Sugar Bowl challenge done which this time is love & romance.. otherwise I will probably miss it!!!
I have used Darling Daisy again the papers were free with a magazine, brads ribbon and ribbon slider were from a kit I think from poppycrafts.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

New Sketch and Stash Challenge

I have just found this new sketch and stash challenge which is in it's third week.
There is a great sketch this week and I have used an older Tilda and those gorgeous BG papers bittersweet I love them.
The brads are also BG matching the paper and the flowers are papermania this is my last 3 must get some more I love the rich colour and the spacers are from my stash.
Tilda jumper looks a bit pink in the photo but it is not quite so bright in real life!!
Hope you are all having a good Sunday

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Basic Grey Challenge

I have used the great sketch on the BG challenge blog to make this card.
We are going to my BIL retirement and 65th Birthday party tomorrow...again I have put off making the card until the last minute I love the BG papers for men's cards these are from the boxer pad I think I will need to buy another one before they are discontinued. The image is from WOJ and the card is DCWV.

This card is for both occasions so the sentiment which is also WOJ seemed appropriate. The silver frame is from the SU hodgepodge hardware box I am loving this set.

We were sent home from work at 12 noon today because there were so few of us who had made it into the office so this was a great opportunity to make this card, I think it was just as well as this card has been a labour of love today why is it some cards are just like that!!

Thanks for looking

Sue :o)

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge

Here is my take on Tina's fabulous sketch over on spoonful of sugar challenge
My basic grey bittersweet papers arrived yesterday and matching brads and they seemed like the perfect papers for this WOJ image and this great sketch.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Monday, 2 February 2009

Follow my progress

I have embarked on a diet for 2009 if you are interested in any way (why would you be!!) go and have a look at my new blog Confessions of a Weightwatcher
Thanks Sue :o)

Sketch Saturday

Why is it men's cards are so difficult I guess its because we cant use ribbons flowers and pretty papers. It is my brothers birthday in a few days time and I have been putting of making his card but when I saw the Sketch Saturday sketch I thought I could do something with this for a man's card.
So here it is the image is SU and the papers are BG arhiac little pieces of ribbon are SU and the card stock is DCWV

Thanks for looking

Sue :o)

Sunday, 1 February 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Hi all where do the weekends go? it has been a very busy one and I haven't had any time for crafting.
I couldn't go to bed tonight without making at least one card so I have put this together very quickly for the circle card challenge on the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.

I have used my nestabilities so this is a small card, but so is the image which is very quick to colour.

This is to show you it will stand up!!!

I did this quickly on Thursday night these little note books are very cheap at Tesco 99p for two one pink one blue I haven't had to add any paper this is the cover.
So sorry about the rubbish photo.

I have received these two lovely awards from the lovely Bev, I will pass them on tomorrow.

Hope you don't have to much snow where you are tomorrow morning just enough to keep you at home crafting,will be over to see you all tomorrow, good night and God bless.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)