Monday, 27 December 2010


Hi to whoever is taking the time to look at this!! it has been such a long time since I posted.
I did make lots of Christmas cards but sadly had no time to write a post.
Today we are off to the 1st Birthday of our friends daughter Gemma.
1st Birthdays are just so special so I wanted to make an effort and make an Explosion Box they always go down so well.
I stayed up last night after a fabulous day at our son's house and watched "love actually" and made this box.
I had forgotten just how much I enjoy my crafting when I have time.. and this year will be the year I make more time for it again.
I had a nice new Big Shot for Christmas so later on today I am going to tidy my extremely messy room and make room for it.
So here it is and a Happy Birthday to the beautiful Gemma.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and a Happy New Year Sue :o)

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Friday Sketchers

I haven't used a sketch for a while but while making this card for a lad at work today I came across this weeks Friday Sketchers sketch that was perfect.

Papers SU and hangler image coloured with promarkers.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Where does Time go!!!

I have been busy making invitations for a Birthday Lunch for my Dad who will be 80 in November.

I can't believe I haven't posted for nearly a month and I really can't believe my dear old dad will soon be 80. I am very lucky both my parents are in relatively good health and long may it continue.

Short and sweet only a couple of minutes to post!

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Simple Christmas Cards

I have decided to keep my Christmas cards nice and simple this year and to be honest I am very pleased with the outcome so far.

This one was less simple as I followed a sketch but no colouring which I am so thrilled about!

This one is getting a little more simple more like the ones I want to make lots of.

And here are the ones or a variation on these that I will be making in abundance!

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Happy Birthday Cameron

Our little next door neighbour will be 4 tomorrow, he is a real copper knob and he loves Honey our sprocker spaniel.. this image seemed to be perfect and the reason for the colours in this card.
In fact the little boy in this high hopes image actually looks a little like Cameron.
The image has been coloured with promarkers and the papers are stamping up.

A nice quick simple little card... it has been left to the last minute as always!!!

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Happy Anniversary

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Hi told you I would be back funny how when you get back into crafting it's like you have never been away!!!
This card is a complete CASE of a card made by the very talented Julie.

I have also personalised the inside of the card.
I wanted something classy for our friends 1st wedding anniversary I can't believe it is almost a year ago we went to their wonderful wedding it was one of the best days ever and everyone has such a wonderful time.

The papers are SU as is the heart punch everything else was from my stash.

Thanks for looking again Sue :o)

Saturday, 28 August 2010

18th Birthday Explosion Box

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Hi all hope you are all well and enjoying your Bank Holiday.
It seems these days the only time I do any crafting is because someone has a Birthday or I have been asked to make something by someone!!
This is the case with this 18th Birthday explosion box which has been made for a girl at work to give to her niece... all very last minute!!!
I have several things to make over this weekend so I have should have more to share tomorrow or Monday.
Hope you all have a great Bank Holiday weekend what ever you are doing.

First layer

Second Layer

Third Layer

All put together


Thanks for looking and coming to say hello. Hugs Sue :o)

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Mo's Digital Pencil

Hi just a quick post, this card was made for my Nephew's Birthday.
Mo's images are just perfect when you need something for young adults.
Papers are SU and the image has been coloured with promarkers.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

37 years !!!!!

is how long I have been married today.... I have had all the jokes in work today thanks!!!
I am off to weigh in at WW then I am going to have a blow out I don't normally do this as I can't see the point of being good all week then undoing it on weigh in day...but I do have a good excuse tonight.
Here is the card I made quickly for Hubby last night I just don't seem to have the inspiration to go into my craft room at the moment.
Maybe when the darker nights and shorter days are back.. but at the moment I am just enjoying the long evenings.
Hope you are all well and thanks for looking Sue :o)

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Cyber Hugs and Kisses to Michelle

I know I am a bit late posting this but hopefully Michelle may have received this by now.
I have been with Michelle since the beginning of her blog and she has been a great friend over the past few years and although I have never had the pleasure of meeting this amazing lady she has always shown me so much kindness and support sometimes sending me things from the states that I can't get here.
Saturdays are not quite the same without her donkey,dog and goat updates and of course we all miss here talent and inspiration from her crafty posts.

My thoughts are with Michelle and he wonderful husband at this time but I am sure with the help and support of her amazing family and all her blogging friends she will come through this a stronger person she will not let this beat her.
If by any chance you have not read about Michelle's sad accident or had the pleasure of her wonderful blog you can find out all about it here.

Great big cyber hugs and kisses to Michelle and her family (animals included) Sue :o)

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Long Time No See Again!!!!

I have been forced into my craft room today as it is Becci's Birthday on Tuesday.
She expressed great delight at these little owls when she saw them in my craft magazine when we were on holiday.
So of course I had to use them, the little box holds some very bright Virgin Vie nail polish that she also saw in a magazine when we were away, they have been all sold out for a while...a girl at work managed to get me some via her niece that sales Virgin Vie.. Becci will have such a surprise.

This cute little box bag was made with instructions from the whiff of joy tutorial blog it is very easy but also very strong which is what I needed because the 4 bottles are quite heavy.

The card has been based on this weeks Sketch Saturday it is a little different as I left one layer off because I didn't want to cover up the cute owl paper.

Hope you and your family's aren't too depressed after this afternoons little fiasco!!! why do we expect anything more we should be used to the disappointment.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Playing in the sugar bowl

Hi hope you are all well? I have not been posting much lately just too busy.
I made this last night while I was watching Britain's got talent and my hands were sweating watching those gymnasts how do they do that!!!
It was hot and muggy and sweaty hands I am afraid there were a few smudges here and there hope I have managed to cover most of them up.
There is a sketch over at the sugar bowl and the theme is pink black and white.

Short and sweet I'm afraid we are off on holiday for 5 days tomorrow so lots to do... can't wait no work!!!

Thanks for looking Hugs Sue :o)

Thursday, 27 May 2010

LOTV Sketch Challenge

Hi hope you are well I have been a little under the weather the last couple of days not sure why but I can guess... a holiday is needed!! I only have to wait just over a week before we go away for a few days.
I have made a quick card this evening with this fabulous sketch by Bev for the LOTV challenge this week there is also a chance to win a set of the new stamps released on the 1st June.

These papers are just gorgeous they are papermania rose garden 6 x6 paper stack which also have couple of pages of some rather sweet dye cuts like the butterfly and greeting on this card.

Hope you all have a fabulous Bank Holiday.

Thanks for looking hugs Sue :o)

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Passion For Promarkers First Anniversary

Ok get yourself a cup of tea and settle down this is going to be a long one!!!
Lots and lots going on in this first Anniversary post.
We have the most amazing prizes this week at PFP and the theme is anything goes so you can enter any card as long as you have used your promarkers.

Here are the Prizes

Joanna Sheen - £50 worth of Joanna Sheen branded stamps

Sugar Nellie - Complete set of 6 Mary Hall - Fairies stamps (c/o Debbi)
Secret Crafter - collection of Secret Crafter Manga stamps

Letraset - complete set of 148 Promarkers
Just Tracys - this set of Olivers Orchard stamps

The Craft Garden - £10 Gift certificate

 Emma (DT member) - 5x Ronnie , digital images

Whiff of Joy - Little Doctor & Little Nurse stamps from the Get Well Collection

Now aren't these worth entering for (just wish I could join in).

Ok the next big piece of news is today the New DT Members are announced and have we got some talented girls for you.

The new girls will be known as DT 2 and they are :-






Please go and say hello to all the new girls and make them feel welcome they are all a little nervous goodness knows why their work is amazing.

I have almost finished LOL here is my last PFP DT card for a little while... myself and the rest of DT 1 will be taking a well earned rest.
Hopfully we will all be back here again in November.
I am sure we will still be joining in all the fun of the challenges.

Thank you for visiting over the past year and for all you lovely comments and see you all again soon.

Hugs Sue :o)

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

PFP Week 52 Fantasy

This week we have a fabulous theme at PFP chosen by Tracy it is FANTASY.
I have used this fabulous drawing by Mo Manning I am sure lots of you are aware of her fabulous digi images but if you aren't please pop over and take a look.

Sorry this is very short and sweet today I lost my Internet access (sky are useless) yesterday evening so I am doing this in work!!!

Hugs Sue

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Sketch Saturday

I was lucky enough to get myself a set of H&S stamps from eBay I have been very good recently but I just couldn't leave them behind as they go so quickly.

Last night I just wanted to play and make a card with them and when I saw Sketch Saturday I knew it was perfect.

She has been coloured with pro-markers and the papers are last years SU sadly they are nearly all gone now and I am so sad :o(

Sorry the picture isn't brilliant not much light here again tonight.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Week 51 PFP Strawberries and Cream

Today it is my turn to choose the theme at PFP and I have chosen Strawberries and Cream... when I decided on this just after Christmas I was looking forward to the summer and the thing I love most about the summer are all the beautiful soft fruits to eat.

Sadly the summer still seems a long way off at the moment I am still wearing winter clothes and putting the heating on in the evening whatever happened to the saying "don't cast the clout till May is out" more like never cast the clout!!! .

I did get my first British strawberries today which does seem rather appropriate, our sponsor this week for the digi work shop was Tracy from "Fred She Said".
When I told Tracy my theme she said she would draw me a special image and here she is "Emma in the Strawberry Patch" isn't she gorgeous.

If you are interested in how I coloured her pop over to the weekend workshop where you can see my tutorial.

This theme is open to interpretation so you can use the Strawberry and Cream colour theme or you can use images with a Strawberry theme.

The papers are DCWV from the Sweet Stack and the charm and flowers from my stash.

Hope you have fun and thanks for looking Sue :o)

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Today's The Day

No I am not talking about the General Election today's the day my dear SIL becomes a pensioner.
Now I have to say I am a little jealous...I will be 64 before I can pick up my pension, I miss the 60 yr old retirement age by a couple of years!!! so I have an extra 4 years of work ohh joy... if I still have a job after today's other big event!! here I go again always the optimist!!!

Back to SIL and here is the box card I made her.

This little box card will be filled with girly bits and pieces and of course one drawer will have some money in so she can treat herself.

Sorry the picture isn't very good the drawer got pushed in!! but it does fit nicely IRL

This card was made very quickly last night as DS hadn't bought his auntie a card nothing unusual there but I thought her birthday should be remembered by him.... 27 and mum still has to come to the rescue bless!!!


Thanks for looking Sue

Monday, 3 May 2010

Passion for Promarkers Week 50

Well can you believe we are on week 50 of our PFP challenges I can't believe it. I haven't managed to make all 50 challenges I have missed a couple over the past couple of weeks due to pressure at work and then computer probs but I am back this week for Sarah's fab PFP theme which is "Gratitude".

I have used one of my best ever PB stamps I just love these two little mice with their Daisy sunshade.

The papers are SU and the sketch is the fabulous Sketch Saturday Sketch that I used in my previous post I just love it.

Here is the inside of the card and again this is PB stamp.

See you on Friday with my digi tutorial and next Tuesday with my theme.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Sketch Saturday

Hi and thanks for stopping by I know I have been MIA again recently but sadly it was computer problems this time.

As I may have mentioned before I work on an Apple Mac and my hard drive became damaged luckily I back everything up on a time machine but first I needed a new hard drive... now I love my Mac and I wouldn't change it for anything but when they go wrong it is an expensive business £189 for a new hard drive fitted and installed ouch that hurt.

I got it back yesterday and downloaded all my data from my time machine ooh I do love my baby!!!

This week at Sketch Saturday there is a fabulous sketch and I love it... very me all symmetrical and that's what I like!! I have made two cards today with this sketch the first one is a DT card so I can't show you that until Tuesday...this is the other one I made not for any particular reason just because I loved the sketch.

The gorguss girl is an image sent to me by a friends and the papers are BG Marrakech.

Thanks for looking Sue :o)

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Welcome Back Rach

Rach is back with a fabulous new blog with gorgeous cards she also has the most amazing candy up for grabs until the 2nd May so pop over and see her gorgeous cards and if you must lol enter her candy draw.

Hugs Sue :o)

Sunday, 18 April 2010

Lilly of the Valley Sketch

As promised I am back with the card I made the other evening.
Bev has supplied a fab sketch for this weeks challenge over at Lilly of the Valley and here is my attempt.
This card is for my boss who's Birthday was yesterday luckily I managed to get her and another manager home via the Euro star on Thursday after they were stranded in Munich on Thursday.
Sadly the others that are in the USA are still there and look to be for some time!!!

Hope you are all enjoying gorgeous weather the same as we are here in Bristol.
I have been for a lovely walk with the honey-monster today and I am just getting ready for a BBQ this evening.

Thanks for looking Sue