Saturday 31 March 2012

Green and Cream

This card i made last night while watching Sue Wilson demoing the new Spellbinders Dies , i ussed papers from my Hot Off the press stash i have had for ages , i love there papers and didnt want to use them , but my new years resolution was to use my stash so i have been doing .....

Its an a5 card in a deep cream colour i matted 3 shades of green paper onto the base card , the top layer i ran through my new Mbossing folder , i cut lots of different shapes and leaves from my spellbinders . The stamp i think is lovely i use it a lot , the roses were made by hand cutting some swirls (the rougher the cut the better ) out of cream and green paper , made them up and added pearls . the ribbon i have had ages again i didnt want to use it but i made myself lol. I am not usually a green person but i really do like the way this turned out .........

I am entering this card into the challenge over at The Naughty Step     

Thanks for dropping by ,  please feel free to leave a comment , good or bad they are all helpful to me ...Have a nice weekend ..
Hugs Sue xxx

Friday 30 March 2012

Using my Stash

This card was nearly all made from papers i got free in a magazine , must be over 5 years ago .  i love the colours of this , and the birds are adorable...
I added a ribbon,button,and flower to complete the card .......

I am entering it into the Whoopsi Daisy challenge ......Lets use our stash ...

Thanks for calling by ....Hugs Sue xx

Best Friends Forever

This card was made for a friend , its a just because card ,  i used the Digital Designer for all the elements , i resized them to make decoupage , and glittered some of the elements ..

I am entering this into the challenge over at Forever Friends blog ......

Hugs Sue xxx

Saturday 24 March 2012

Paintbox Poppets

This card made in the same way as the last one (orange Daisy and friends card) just set out diferent and used diferent colours , the topper is from Paintbox Poppets cd , I am trying to use stash i have had for ages so not sure were the papers are from ........

Im entering this card into the challenge over at   the challenge is Stripes .....

Daisy and friends

Well i have been awake since 3-47 am and couldnt settle so i was up and crafting , i had some images printed out so decided to make some cards with those , using stuff i have had for ages , so i dont know where they came from sorry ....

The first card i made was using an image from the Daisy and Friends cd for the topper , it was matted onto a cream dotty and orange dotty paper and gems were added to the corners . I used an 8x8 card and matted co-ordinating papers that i had punched the right edge of , i wrapped a ribbon round all the layers before i stuck them down  , i tied a double bow added a paper flower, and pearl , then finished off with a sentiment ,paper flowers ,pearls and gems .... I love the colours ......

Wednesday 21 March 2012

Baby cards

I madee these last week but put them to one side and forgot to put them on here ,,,
The toppers are from the new Paintbox Poppets ,  the images are so beautiful and so easy to work with , i will be making some more from this collection over the next month or so ,  so if you like these images please call back and take a look at the others i will be doing .... short post i am going to bed now try get some sleep ,  i am shattered and not had a good day today ....

Catch up with you later ,   hugs Sue xx

Birthday Sundaes Animal Birthday card challenge 48

This i made for a special friend for her birthday and thought i would enter it into the challenge , Its an easel card that i punched round the edges with my Martha Stewart punches , i added some purple card and a contrasting lilac patterned paper to the base , i also added ribbon to the top and base i embossed a peice of card and punched the corners with same punches to mat the topper onto , i cant remember were i got the topper i have had them for a long time , the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts , i added a few sentiments ,pearls , and some diecut leaves to finish it off .
I am entering this card into the

Well i think thats all for today ,  three seperate posts in one day lol. 

Hugs Sue xx

Craftybrens March challenge

Card was made using 2 peices of 8x8 cardstock joined together , backing paper was from a Polka Doodles cd , the matted and layed shapes and borders cut with nesties Topper was free download from Craftybrens website coloured with promarkers , i added a few sentimants and card candi to finish off .

I am entering this card into

As always thanks for dropping by ,   hugs Sue xx

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge card

Good afternoon to you all . I have made this card to enter into the Whoopsie Daisy challenge the theme is Layers ,  the base card is a HunkyDory card , i matted and layered a beautiful peice of velum that i have had for ever , then half a doily and 2 nestie shapes , i printed the little girl from my Daisy and Friends cd and coloured her in with Promarkers , the flowers i made using what was left from the velum and a contrasting paper , i cut leaves with my dies , i also made and added a butterfly stick pin and a birthday greeting and finished it with pearls and gems . Thanks for dropping by .  catch up with you all later ....Hugs Sue xx        

Sunday 18 March 2012

Whoopsie Daisy Images

Today i have been playing with my Daisy and Friends cd ,  i love these images ,  and they are so easy to colour .  For this card i made an a4 easel , i covered it in paper from a Polka Doodles cd ?,  and cut 2 border punch strips from a co-ordinated paper , i put blue ribbon around the borders and stuck them in place . I cut another border and made it into a rosette and stuck that to card with foam pads  , i printed out an image and coloured it with promarkers , then embellished it with satin flower, buttons , ribbon and a sentiment .

This card will be entered into the


Heres the other card i made today ,  For this card i started with a spellbinders label die and cut a card from cardstock i have had forever , then i printed backing paper from Daisy and Friends cd and punched a 6 inch circle added ribbon and string around the middle and stuck it all down with foam pads , i cut out another shape from co-ordinating paper from the cd then cut this in half , i threaded ribbon through the holes , tied a knot and added a button that i threaded string through . I cut some corner shapes and leaves and added to the card ,  then finished it off with the gorgeous image , ribbon flowers ,a sentiment and gems .....

As always thanks for dropping by , please leave a comment ,  good or bad they all help me .....

Have a good day ,  Hugs Sue xx

Thursday 15 March 2012

What a lovely day

Well we have the sun again ,  its lovely out there .

I was busy last night making a few cards ,  the first is an Easter card for a freind she is an 80year old lady who is nearly blind , so the cards i make for her have to be bright and touchy feely , so here it is ....

I used a Hunkydory base card in peach/orange , i matted an image on the front that i cut out with my spellbinders, the bells were lifted up with foam tape and stickles were added ,  i made the flowers from scraps of co-ordinating paper and the leaves were cut out on my Cameo . The border on the bottom was made using a punch then i threaded the ribbon through the patern then added another flower with pearls to finish it off . 
I am entering this card into the following challenge......

Have a lovely day ,  thanks for dropping by ,  see you soon ..
Hugs Sue xxx

Wednesday 14 March 2012


Hiya today i have been playing around with vintage ,  i made this card from a rocking stepper template ,  i havnt seen this done before apart from were i got the template (which i cant remember where that is ) i used some craft card from docrafts , made the template up , and backed it with a patterend paper from my stash . I used an image from my pc , put glue around the edges and put gold flakes around , matted and layerd it all on black and white card , added pearls to the 3 corners and flowers that i printed off to the bottom right corner , with brads in the centre . i added a small ribbon bow and flower to the top left , and finished it off with a sentiment saying .......Enjoy the life you are given ,Spend your time dreaming and achieving to give peace to yourself .... i love that .

I think i might be back later with another post ,  but till then have a lovely day .  Thanks for dropping by ,  and please fell free to leave a comment ......

Hugs Sue xx

Sunday 11 March 2012

Been Busy

Morning ,  what a lovely morning it is .  Ive been busy over the last few days making a pack of cards for a friend ,  she wanted some cards to keep in the house if an unexpected birthday or event came up and she couldnt get to the shops to buy one . So here they are ,   they are mainly made from a HunkyDory kit i got a few weeks back , i only bought it cos the soft colours on most of the toppers really appealed to me ,  so here they are ............

I have quite a few more to do yet but thought i would share these with you ,  thanks for dropping by ,  please feel free to leave a comment ,   have a lovely day whatever you are going to be doing ,   Hugs Sue xx

Wednesday 7 March 2012

Feeling punchy today

Well what can i say this weather is driving me mad ,  its been raining here nearly all night , and is still coming down , what a change from yesterday .
I made 2 cards last night ,  i wanted to play around with my punches , i havent had them out for ages ,  so i have a few Multi-Shape punches that i had bought a few years ago , so thought i would play with these , the first one i used i broke it , trying to punch through card that was too  thick, so my son clued it all back together for me and when it had dried this is what i made ,,, Oh i must tell you playing with the punches was an idea i got from a friend of mine called Lexie , we are mamebers of the same forum and she kindly gave the template for a 5x5 square easel card .

I used a topper from Hunkydory , backing paper is from stash , (ive had it that long dont know where i got it from now ) i stamped the greeting and made the flowers , there is a couple of rose buds the i bought from Wild Orchid craft supplies ,  .

Right here is the other one its basically using the same stuff but the punch is different , and all the flowers on this 1 are from wild orchid ...the topper another of Hunkydory.s  (note to self must stop buying and use what i have ) ..... Well i think thats it for now ,  as always thanks for dropping by , hope you call back soon ...have a nice day ,,, Hugs Sue xxx

Tuesday 6 March 2012

Blue and white

What a beautiful day it is , its actually colder in the house than it is outside .  My son has just made me some breakfast , so i thought while i was sat scoffing it i would writeup this post .

I made this blue and white card early hours sunday , i really enjoyed doing this one ,  i got some new M Bossabilities folders and played around with one of them on the background of the card , its like a diamond shape so i put a pearl in the middle of all the shapes that were not covered with anything else . The ribbon i used is printable seam binding , the brads are from a set from Hot off the press , i made a hatpin to go through the middle of the ribbon , and all the rest are spellbinder shapes i cut and embossed on my Grand Caliber ,  so here is the pics i took of the card .....Hope you like it ..

As always please leave a comment and thanks for dropping by .

This card is going to be entered into the BirthdaySundaes blog challenge 46

Monday 5 March 2012

Messing around with bolder colours

I am not sure if these work for me , i usually work with muted colours but i have recently been trying out darker colours ,  but i am still not quite sure if they are working for me or not . 

I made a bronze and green card ,  i used my spellbinders as the topper , borders and flowers , then added embellishments to finish it off . I nearly forgot i made the hatpin that is on the card also ... It looks like minty caramel lol, i like the sound of it but as i said not sure about the look ,  but here it is ................the original is not as dark as the top picture ,  the colours in the bottom pic are more true but its glearing so i thought i would show both .

Let me know what you think ...... or tell me what you would have done different .....i really would like to know ..     Hugs Sue xxxx

Plain and simple card

Hiya ,  today i am going to enter this card into a blog challenge over at Cards GaloreChallenge Blog ,  the brief is plain and simple ,   so this is my take on that .....

I made a 5x5 easel card , punched the edges with a Martha Stewart punch around the page set . i dont know what patter it is as i dont have the card it came on anymore ......
The image and greeting is from HunkyDory , i was given as an xmas pressie by a very kind and good friend of mine ,  i just added some sparkly gems to finish it off .......

I hope its okay to enter as i have only entered 1 other challenge ,  i am aways scared of making a fool of myself ,  lol ... but there again whats new ?,    Lexie dont you dare comment on that last sentance lol....

I will be back later to add some more cards i have done over the last few days ,  so TTFN catch ya later ,   thanks for dropping by ,  and please do call again soon ....

Hugs Sue xxx

Ive entered this card into the Plain and simple  challenge at

Thursday 1 March 2012

A gift in Pink

Hiya all , hasnt it been lovely today , i have actually been sat out , with my coffee and mag today . I got washing done , dried outside, ironed and all put away before teatime ,  i am shattered now though .

Well last night i made this card from a tutorial on Christinas website ,  i did make loads of these as xmas gifts to family and friends and put either candles or chocolates in them , everyone said they were gorgeous , but this one is different because i used mainly spellbinders again .

I printed the image from the last new cd i bought Daisy and Friends ,  ilove the images on this cd ,  i did print lots of the digi images out to colour with my promarkers , but couldnt concentrate for long so used a coloured image instead . I made all the flowers with contrasting papers ,i used a half a doily and pleated it obviously used my spellbinders , and found a small metal tag in my stash with the words charmer on it and attached it to the ribbon with a brad , added pearls to decorate , the accetate has got a lovely gold flower and butterfly pattern printed on it . I will fill the box on the end with mini eggs for a friend for easter . I enjoyed making this card and think i will make some more in differnt colours and save fior family and friends for birthday cards /gift .

Well thats all for me today i am going to have a hot shower and relax awhile ,  so will brobaly be back tomorrow ...

Thanks for dropping by and please call again ....

Hugs Sue xxx