Thursday, 30 July 2009

A spoonful of sugar sketch and Award Awarded!

Hi all hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend I know I am!!!
My fellow PFP DT member Caryn has done a fab sketch for ASFOS this week... so I had to have a go.
I used this GF image which is coloured with promarkers the papers, brads and flowers are all SU and the spacers are from my sash.

I received this award form the lovely Natalie who I am proud to call a friend.
I can only pass this onto one person and I have decided to pass it onto GINA who has also been with me from the beginning and like Natalie is in the SBS9 and PFP DT team (Gina is one of the bosses!!)no favouritism going on here just genuine thanks for all the help and support these girls give me.

Unlike Natalie I have never met Gina but I just know we would get on, she is a very kind thoughtful person.

1. You can only pass this award onto ONE person, not to be put on display for anyone to pick up.

2. Give the reason why you chose the person to pass it onto.

3. If you are you lucky enough to receive this award again, rule 1 and 2 apply.

4. Display these rules with your award.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Monday, 27 July 2009

Passion for Promarkers Challenge number 9

Well here we are again week nine at PFP this week we have a great sketch and beautiful colours supplied by Maria.
So you need to use COOL AQUA AND PASTEL PINK and we would also like to see you use Maria's fabulous SKETCH below.

I have used this lovely Greeting Farm image she is just so cute and these gorgeous Blueberry Hill papers,and of course she has been coloured with promarkers.

Now just to prove to you I am as bad at not listening properly as the next person!!
See below my first attempt, yes I forgot to use the sketch!!!

Now I must admit I do prefer the DT card image because I prefer the colour of her hair, what do you think?

Thank for looking Sue :o)

Honey and a wonderful award

I have received this fabulous award from my friend Natalie but I can only pass it onto one person so I need to give this some thought... I will be back later with my thoughts!!

Honey at Blaise Castle

Come on dad throw that ball!!

I have no card to share today, it is my 35th wedding anniversary so hubby and I took a day off work so we could take honey to the seaside for the day.
The weather has been kind and very sunny most of the time just a few showers of rain, but when we arrived at Burnham which is about a 30 mile drive from were we live only to find they do not allow dogs on any of the beaches between May and Sept.

Now as a responsible dog owner I find this very frustrating but I am sure there are others who have strong feelings about allowing dogs on beaches too.

We had some fish and chips on the sea front which just has to be done when you are at the seaside!! this is the only time I eat them.
Poor honey was like a coiled spring as she was expecting to have a god run...we had her bag with her beloved tennis balls and thrower and water bowl and water but she just couldn't understand why she had to stay on the lead.

On the way home we stopped at Blaise Castle which is a local beauty spot with lots of space for everyone...dogs included and a lovely time was had by all.

These ball are all mine I tell you!!

Thanks for looking
Sue :o)

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Just Magnolia Sketch Challenge

There is a great sketch by Tab over at Just Magnolia this week and this is my entry.
Tilda with flowers has been coloured with promarkers and the papers are BG wisteria.

I also want to say a great big Thank You to Nikki over at Bunny-Zoe Crafts for a fabulous service, I ordered some crafty bits yesterday lunchtime and they arrived this morning, thanks Nikki for a great service.

And last but not least I have received this fabulous award from my fellow DT member Sarah at PFP. Thank you Hun it is much appreciated.

Hope you all have a great weekend

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Friday, 24 July 2009

Mo-Jo Monday and Stampavie DT call

I have made this card with the fabulous Mo-Jo Monday sketch I think this is the first time I have ever entered this challenge but I love the sketch.
Stampavie have a DT call which finishes today so I thought I would also enter for this but I am sure it will be nowhere near good enough but you don't know unless you try!!

The papers are SU the green card is papermania and the Sarah Kay image has been coloured with promarkers.

Thank You for looking Sue :o)

Monday, 20 July 2009

Passion for Pro-Markers Week 8

This week at passion for promarkers the colours we would like to see you use are LIME GREEN AND ROSE PINK.
Our sponsor this week are Papirloftet from Ida's native Norway and look what you can win all these gorgeous goodies.

The beautiful flower, brads and charm are from the DT pack Papirloftet very kindly sent us.
The image is the lovely Annie from charmed crafts and the papers are a mixture of create paper and Bo Bunny.
Anyone who knows me well will know distressing is very difficult for me but it had to be done to enhance the beautiful embellishments.

So come on what are you waiting for come and join us at PFP this week and lets see all your beautiful cards.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

PFP Facebook Fan Page Challenge

Hi did you give up before the end of the title!!!
My Passion For Promarkers (PFP) DT buddy Ida is a bit of a face book geek and has started up a PFP fan page.
I belong to facebook but very seldom use it only to catch up with friends and find out what they are doing.

Ida has a launch party to celebrate the fan page for PFP and has a great sketch to follow with a fabulous prize to be won.
Here is my card made with Ida's great sketch so if you love promarkers and fancy having a go come on over and join in you have until Sunday.

Thanks For Looking

Sue :o)

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Playing in the sugar bowl

This week in the sugar bowl there is a fab sketch by Gayle with the option of ribbon and bows.
I have used this beautiful Gorjuss girl that the lovely Gina sent me isn't she cute.
I have used some pink cotton candy stickles on her skirt to try and make it like net!!
The paper are SU and the beautiful ribbon was sent to me by Helen for my Birthday.

It is raining here today just for a change, and I am feeling rubbish think I may have a mild dose of the pig flu!!!
So I don't think I will be doing much today,may try and tidy my craft room later!!

Thanks for Looking Sue :o)

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Whiff of Joy now available for Pre-Order

The Whiff of Joy Fall stamps are now available for pre-order here.
You can also win a full set by posting a link on you blog see details here.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Happy Birthday James!

My Nephew will be 13 next week, my brother and his family live on the Devon/Cornish boarder and James is a keen surfer.
Helen kindly sent me some of the new summer magnolias and this Edwin was amongst them.
I made this card for him but now I am having doubts because Hubby says it is too babyish!!!

It is so difficult with boys of this age and I am sure he will only be interested in the money inside anyway.
What do I do give in and go and BUY a card gosh that sounds like a dirty work!! or do I just give it to him and risk making him a laughing stock amongst his piers.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Monday, 13 July 2009

Week 8 at Passion for Promarkers Challenge

This week at PASSION FOR PROMARKERS the challenge is to use GOLD AND RUBY PROMARKERS to make a card or any other project, no sketch to follow this week just add JEWELS or GEMS.

My card has been made with the pollycraft stamp "Adoration" the papers are BG and the gems and ribbon have been coloured with my ruby PROMARKER (weekend workshop tutorial to follow soon) the middle of the red flowers have been coloured with metallic gold PROMARKER.

Please make sure you follow the rules for entering this challenge to be in with a chance to win our prize this week supplied by Emerald Crafts

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

This is inside the card

It is my wedding anniversary later in the month, it will be 35yrs were does the time go!! Hubby is out playing golf so I am making his card while he is out playing. I realised this fits into the Penny Black challenge this week to use swirls.

I didn't want the traditional red so I have used this gorgeous chocolate brown paper which is from the DCWV sweet stack these papers are lush they are more like card than paper. Hubby is a chocoholic so this stack was bought with him in mind!!

Thank for looking Sue :0)

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Friday Sketchers

I have made this card with the Friday sketchers sketch I am loving these GF stamps this was another purchase from Newbury, the papers are daisy bucket "At The Cape" and they are available from Tracey at Dies To Die For. The lilac coloured flowers have been coloured with promarkers as I didn't have any to match.

Spellbinder swirls and pearls,spacers and brads from stash.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Friday, 10 July 2009

Just Magnoloia Sketch Challenge

Hi all hope you are enjoying your Friday I am having a "me" day... I have a day off from work and I am using it doing things I want to do and of course this includes crafting!! Hubby has gone to play golf so it's just me and Honey we have been to the field and she had great fun chasing a ball.. Honey just loves tennis balls I am sure she was a tennis player in another life.

OK onto the card I have managed to acquire the spring collection of Tilda's from my crafting buddy Annie and I just love them just need the summers ones now!!
I love the sketch this week at just magnolia by Mina great I will use it again defo.
The papers are gorgeous BO Bunny that I bought on Sunday they are lush. the flowers are a mixture of prima, medium retro punch and roses. The raffia ribbon was sent to me in a RAK for my Birthday from the lovely Helen thanks Hun I love it.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

CCT Stich in Time

Would you believe I made this card 3 days ago and I have just realized if I don't post it tonight I will miss the challenge. It's not like I get lots of cards and challenges done at the moment but time literally flies by!!! This is for the CCT stitch in time challenge, the image is from the Hope and Glory from the greeting farm and is available from Tracey at Dies to Die For.

The bottom flowers were cream and I used my new snow angel glimmer mist it is beautiful but you cant see it on the photo.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Monday, 6 July 2009

Week 7 at passion for promarkers

Gosh we are on week 7 already at the PFP challenge, I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am.
This week we have a fabulous sketch and the wonderful colour combination of cornflower blue and cocoa supplied by Debbi.
I have used another gorjuss girl, this card has a winter feel about it so I will be keeping it for someone with a Birthday later in the year. The papers and hardware are all SU and the sentiment is craftwork cards.

Here is the sketch so lets see all you wonderful people using it to make your beautiful cards.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Newbury Sunday 5th

Hi hope you have all had a good weekend....I had a great day yesterday I went to Newbury race course with my friend Sian no betting just lots of crafty goodies.

I meet the lovely Bev from "all the things I love" such a lovely patient lady and so talented.. thank you Bev for all the tips on colouring with distress inks I am inspired to have another go!!!

OK onto the goodies, sorry about the quality of the photos you will notice I have taken them in my room, it's a case of "what this old thing I've had it ages dear!!"
Here are the stamps I bought at last I have some Anyas.

Some must have bits and bobs and look I have some glimmer mist I might have a go at some distressing.. yes you did read right me distressing!!

The best is last... 2 new Martha Stewart punches and some fab papers, I think I managed to retrieve everything from the drawers in my room while hubby is out. I may have missed a few bits and pieces but not much.
I am not a dishonest person honestly and I am sure he wouldn't mind but I feel very quality when we are trying to cut back!!!

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

PIF Award

I have been given this award by the lovely Natalie thanks Hun much appreciated.

The whole thing started with the movie "Pay it forward". The role model of Haley Joel Osment, gives a great deed to another person. The only attach to the one who receives it, is that he/her has to promise to give something that matters to others. A simple demand, that may not be as simple that it sounds? Someone has now taken this principle further, and made it into a gift. The rules are simple - everyone can join, and only 3 rules have to be fulfilled:

1. You must have your own blog, so that you can spread the message.
2. You must like to make others happy.
3. You must ship your 3 gifts within the next 365 days.

I am going to chose Michelle, Helen and Tracy
Tracy please can you send me your address.

Just a little note I am changing Internet provider tomorrow so if I go missing you know why.

Sue :o)