Tuesday, 29 September 2009

PFP Week 19 Apricot Cool Aqua and flowers

This week the PFP challenge has been set by our new guest DT member Sam we also welcome Claire as a guest DT member.
The colours choice is gorgeous Apricot and Cool Aqua.
I have done a bit of distressing this week for a change.

The image is the high hopes garden fairy and the papers are basic grey, everything has been distressed either by sanding or inking and the whole thing had been spayed with gold glimmer mist.

The extra this week is to make your own flowers, I haven't made them exactly... I have just put several different flowers together and spayed them with glimmer mist (looking at all the other girls gorgeous handmade flowers I think I missed the point slightly!!!).

Have some fun with this great challenge this week and you also have the chance of winning this gorgeous flower punch from Martha Stewart supplied by our sponsor Craft Obsessions.

Better still all the new colour Promarkers are only £1.50 each for this week only to coincide with this weeks sponsorship at Craft Obsessions.

Thanks for looking

Sue :o)

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Truely Scumptious Sketch Challenge

I have used another of these gorgeous Christmas Mangas from Sugar Nellie for this fabulous truly scrumptious sketch.
The challenge was to use at least 3 stamps as well as the sentiment but sadly I didn't meet the challenge couldn't find anything suitable.
I have also rotated the sketch.
I love this colour combo not traditional Christmas....I have used these colours on my Christmas Tree for the past 5years, maybe I will have a change this year.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Stamp Storage

Hi forgot to share this too I picked up this CD storage at Tesco when I was there last night.
It is brilliant for unmounted stamps and only £6.95 and it stores 25 stamps bargain!!

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Promarker Storage for less than £11!!!

I can't take credit for this brilliant idea... Ida sent a link yesterday evening see Beautiful Moments here.
Now me being me if I want one I had to have it now!! so off I trotted to Ikea to get the DVD box at £7.99 straight after my tea.
Then I needed some blank DVD cases..off to Tesco 24hr to buy 3 packs of 5 at 97p per pack.

Back home by 9pm I already had the great colour chart by Debbie printed and coloured in so I set too cutting it up to fit into the spines of the blank cases.
Hey presto by 11.30pm we have a fabulous storage unit I just need to add coloured dots to the ends of all the new pens.

I also seem to be missing 2 grey pens which I am sure I had because the have been coloured in but can't find anywhere!!.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

PFP Week 18 Emerald and Marine

This week the PFP challenge has been set by our GD team member Sarah B who has chosen Emerald and Marine and anything but a card.

I will be honest I have never used either of these colours before...I love the different effects the DT have come up with there are some real inspirational projects this week.

I have used a very old Tilda and made a cover for cheap post it note pad to keep by the phone... I can never find a piece of paper when I want one so now I will always have some to hand.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Happy Saturday

First I have the PTI ATC swap to share with you, the lovely Steph organized it and Steph being Steph she didn't only organize it brilliantly she also made these gorgeous boxes to send them in..this girl amazes me what she manages to achieve and two small children. Thanks Steph she also has some fabulous candy up for grabs pop over and have a look. Happy Anniversary Hun xx

Last night my favourite programme was back on the telly yes how could you fail to miss that "strictly come dancing" has started again... I think you either love or hate this programme and I am in the love love love group!!!!
I can't afford to sit down for one and a half hours two night on the trot and do nothing but watch telly so I decided to colour some Christmas images yes I know!!! but I have to start sometime.

Last year it cost me a fortune sending my handmade card so this year I am making a concerted effort to keep the postal ones flatter and smaller and hopefully I can get away with 2nd class small letter post.

Today hubby has gone off on an all day golfing bonding and drinking day!!!!! I will pick him up from the pub after strictly.

So I have a whole day to myself just me and honey..I haven't even showered yet but I have made a couple of simple cards with the images I coloured last night.
Two very different cards the first one is the new manga Christmas image from Sugar Nellie (I have the whole set except the fairy to play with) this is a very young image and I have used young funky colours.

The second one is far more traditional colours and a fab High Hopes stamp a bought last year and never used.

Sorry its such a long post and thanks for looking.
Sue :o)

Friday, 18 September 2009


The winner for my card and pen is Loreal Blondi

True Random Number Generator Min:1 Max:306 Result: 102

Please contact me with a snail mail address by Tuesday 22nd September and I will get them in the post to you.

The lucky winner of the 56 new colours is Julie congratulations and enjoy.

A great big thank you to everyone who has taken part and made my first blog hop such great fun.

Sue :o)

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

PFP Number 17 Polka Dots

Well what a great week we are having at PFP...I hope you are enjoying the blog hop,one of you lucky people will soon have the whole new set of 56 new colours winging their way to you .
Don't forget you have until Thursday at 9pm to join in and find the "sentence".

Now onto this weeks great challenge POLKA DOTS which has been chosen by the very talented Debbi, have you seen the fabulous tutorial she did last Friday for the weekend workshop well now you get to see the beautiful card.

I have used this sweet little Anya for my card who I bought a couple of months ago but this is her first outing!!
The papers are DCWV Nana's nursery and the buttons are from my stash.

I have used new colours but I was so busy sorting them into colour groups yesterday I forgot to note them all down.
I do know the skirt is Pear Green and the jacket is Antique Pink and Dusky Rose.

I will make sure I make a note in future as I know you are all going to want to see which new colours you like.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Monday, 14 September 2009

Truly Scumptious Sketch Challenge


I was trawling the challenge blogs looking for a sketch for my CC Pixie when I came across this fabulous sketch at Truly Scrumptious.
The sketch is by my fellow PFP DT buddy Michele great sketch hun.

The sketch is great and the the theme is Indian Summer....these gorgeous SU papers say Indian Summer to me not dark enough to be Autumn bit not quite bright enough for summer.

I loved this sketch so much and Tracey at Dies to Die For sent me these High Hope Santa's and I knew they would be perfect so although this card isn't the Indian Summer theme I thought I would share it with you.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Pasion For Promarkers 1st Blog Hop

If you have just stumbled on this without knowing what is going on please go back to the main PFP blog for all the info about this hop I promise you won't regret it.

Hi if you have landed here from Sarah's fabulous blog then you are in just the right place
you have nearly completed your hop as I am the last one.

Now you just need to go back to the main PFP blog with your complete sentence and leave a comment... which I am guessing you know the answer too by now yes my word is "HOP"

Wow what a great couple of days it has been taking receipt of the new colours early thanks to Letreset and the lovely Simon and now you have the chance to WIN a whole new set of the 56 NEW COLOURS how exciting is this!!

A great big THANK YOU to letreset for being so generous

I will also be sending one lucky winner selected at random from your comments on my blog...one of the new colours along with my card shown in this post.

Here are the new colours used

Hair ginger and honeycomb
Skin almond and soft peach
Top fuchsia pink and cerise
Trousers mango and burnt orange
letter putty

Thank you for joining us and good luck Sue :o)


(you can leave another one without the sentence which will be published)

Thursday, 10 September 2009

56 Brand New Colours

OMGosh look what has come to live at my house today....56 brand new promarkers in all the new fabulous colours.
The PFP design team have been lucky enough to secure a complete set of the 56 new colours a whole 3 days before the official launch date thanks to the lovely Simon at Letreset.

Come and join us on Sunday at PFP we are having a blog hop and all I can say is don't miss it if you love promarkers there is a fabulous prize to be won and we will all be producing something with the new colours so you can see which ones you like.

Off to play now!!

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Something Different and Create4fun

I received an email completely out of the blue from a lady called Carol who owns an online store called Altered Expression where you can purchase digi images.
Carol asked me if I would be interested in joining her DT, I had never seen or heard of the site so I popped over to have a look.
Now I am going to be completely honest a lot of the images are vintage and this is completely out of my comfort zone, there were also some rather sweet Flower Kids so I agreed to make a sample and here it is.

This is only my second time using a digi image, the first is below for the PFP challenge.
Carol has asked me to join her DT but I am still a bit concerned I wont be able to do the beautiful images justice.
BG Wisteria papers yet again and the image is from Altered Expression.

I have also used the great sketch from the create4fun challenge blog

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Monday, 7 September 2009

PFP Week 16 Sandstone and Blue Pearl

This week at PFP we have been sponsored by Sally-Anne from DIGISTAMPBOUTIQUE, Sally-Anne has kindly sent all the DT a digi stamp or two of their choice and we have used them to make our cards with guest DT Caroline's beautiful colour choice of Sandstone and Blue Pearl.
We look forward to seeing your cards with these colours but you can use any type on image.

I have used digi stamp Sophie and my papers are BG wisteria...this stack is getting thinner and thinner I may have to buy more!!!
My flower hasn't photographed true and looks as if it doesn't match very well, it looks better in real life.
I have also used the Friday Sketchers sketch for this card.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Fabulous couple of days

As you will know from my post below I have been to London for a Wedding we had the most fabulous Day yesterday and a wonderful time was had by all.

Just a couple of pics to share one of the beautiful bride Emma and her stunning dress one of the prettiest I have ever seen with lots of detail on the back as well and such a flattering colour.

And one of Hubby and I having our photo taken with the Bride and Groom not the most flattering picture of me I have to say but hay who's looking at me!!!
We also went to see Billy Elliot on Thursday night what a fantastic show I was mesmerised by the incredible dancing.

Thanks for Looking Sue :o)

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Wedding Card

I will be MIA for a couple of days as we are off to London tomorrow for a Wedding on Friday, this is the one that I went to Paris for the Hen weekend a couple of weekends ago.
I have also managed to get tickets to see "Billy Elliott" on stage tomorrow evening I am so thrilled it is one of my all time favourite films.
I thought I would share the card I have made, they do not want presents as they already have a home and everything they need in it (bit different to when I got married!!!)

The Card

The Box

Arty Farty View!!

Thanks for looking Sue :o)