Wednesday 29 August 2012

Sparkle and shine

The new challenge this week over at

Sparkle and shine
My card this week is
Using Stitchy Bear Stamps
All papers for this card are from my stash , the flowers i have had forever, i used a doily and a greeting which i cut from a magazine i thought it worked well with the image . The image was coloured with Promarkers, i love the humour in this image , i added cosmic shimmer to the flowers for the shine , and faux gems for the sparkle.

We are sponsored by


Prize - $10 voucher to use in store


Prize - 4 Digis of winners choice


Prize - 4 Digis of winners choice
                 I do hope you will join in with the challenge , and have fun .....Hugs Sue xx


Tuesday 28 August 2012

Say it with flowers

Hiya everyone , today i have a card i made , again using the new Spellbinder Grand decorative oval dies , i love these dies . I cut the largest of the dies for the base in cream card ,and ran that through an Mbossability folder , then the next size down in cream , but also followed the edge of the same die with my pencil and cut it out in a pale pink and cream card , from Hunky Dory . The smallest die i cut from pink glitter card which has writing alover it in white glitter. The focal image is from Hunky Dory , which i put cream lace all around the edge and used cosmic shimmer glue to make the faux pearls , some of the flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts , and others from my stash ....

Here is the card -------

I will be entering this card into the following challenges ...... pink and cream Summer  flowers

Sunday 26 August 2012

Oval shaped easel card .....

I recieved the new Grand Decorative ovals one , and Grand Decorative Circles one , today so i had to have a play , i have made 2 cards so far and cut out lots of card blanks for my stash . The card i am showing today is an oval easel card , i used the 2 largest of the oval shapes , for the mats , but i used the inside of the largest ,cut by hand, also . The papers are from my stash , cant remember where i got them , but the image and greetings are from a kit made my Hunky Dory , i have had for ages , but thought it went with the fancy edges of the card , I used some cream cotton lace and cosmic glue for the faux pearls .And to finish off i used some roses ...

Thanks for looking , catch ya later ......Sue xx

I would like to enter into the following challenges......


Saturday 25 August 2012

Wedding card and Box

I was told on friday afternoon that a neighbour was getting married on Saterday , so i started making a card for them about 9-30pm Friday night , i was still up after 1-30am Saturday , i still had lots of cutting out to do but was making silly mistakes cos i was tired so went to bed . I was awake again at 5am , so got up had a drink , and decided to try get the card and box finished , i managed to get it all done just before they set off to wedding ....

Here is what i came up with ---

I took loads of pictures but think you can see enough of it with these .
Nearly all of it was cut on my Cameo , the horseshoe is a free file from Ukscrappers , the flowers are Spellbinders , also the leaves .
The greeting is computor generated , the ribbon and lace is from my stash , also the faux pearls .
The cardstock is from The Papermill .....
The bride and bridemaids look awsome , and the rain stayed off till they got to church ......
Congrats to you both ......
Thanks for calling by , catch ya later ...
I will be entering this into the following challenges .....

Wednesday 22 August 2012

Todays DT card for Pennys crafty challenge blog

Our theme for this week is
and we are sponsored by
Prize - $10 gift certificate


Make it Crafty
Make it Crafty
Prize - $15 gift certificate


Crafty Sentiments

prize - 3 digi images of winners choice
My card for this challenge was made using an a4 card blank ,tent fold ,i layered it up with a very pale gold coloured, embossed card , then used a blue check paper cut into pieces, and layered those in different directions .The image is from   coloured with Promarkers , cut out using a Spellbinder Die , then inked the edges with Distress ink .... The sentiment was from my stash , to finish it off i went round all the edges with a glitter pen doing faux stitches ....

I will be entering this card into the following challenges ===


to be updated ...

Monday 20 August 2012

Forever Friends challenge 43 anything goes

Todays challenge is Anything goes , there are some smashing prizes up for grabs , so come on , play along with us and have some fun ......

My first card is a Twisted Easel , the image is from my Whoopsie Daisy cd , coloured with Promarkers , the flowers are from ebay , greeting from LOTV greeting stamp set . Everything else on the card is from my stash , i think the backing card is from Kanban , but i have had it so long cant remember where i bought it .

This next card was cut on my Cameo , the backing paper is from MCS  paper pack , Image is another Whoopsie Daisy , coloured with Promarkers , and glittered her wings , the flowers are from Do Crafts also coloured with Promarkers , Faux pearls were added using Cosmic Shimmer Pearl PVA glue ....I really like the way this turned out ........

You can tell i enjoy playing with the Whoopsie Daisy images , this is another image that was allocated to us for this challenge , again she was coloured with Promarkers , wings were glittered .
The pink card layer is from HunkyDory, so this was a quick card for me , i cut a Spellbinders shape so i could lay the image on top , using foam pads , the heart shapes that came out of the die was used to decorate the card . I then added more faux pearls using Cosmic Shimmer pearl pva glue , the greeting was from my stash .

This last card is another Twisted Easel , and  was made using a gorgeous image from Oak Pond Creations (OPC). I really did love working with this image , and shall no doubt use it a lot . Coulered in again with Promarkers , i tried to cut the image out with Spellbinders die so some of it was hanging over the edge , but i didnt do it right so cut another die and matted the image on top , i got the look i wanted but went all round houses to get it lol. All the papers for this card were found lurking in a drawer i forgot i had them , i used a 6in1 punch for all the edges , the flowers were made from the same backing paper , and placed on top of leaves i cut on my Cameo (love this machine ) . The sentiments were also lurking in the depths of the drawers.

We also have a GIVEAWAY  during August from
They are offering to the lucky winner this Gorgeous Stamp Set
You have until 31st August 11.59pm GMT, so get entering!

We have a change in our rules from this challenge and onwards: there is no longer the requirement to have an animal on your card. To be eligible for the Forever Friends Favourite prize, however, you must use a Forever Friends product on your card - not necessarily an animal.

 The kind sponsors this challenge are -------

Here is there blog address and Etsy store address ,        
Please go along and check out there sites , they have some amazing digis .....


There site is ---  

Please do check them out again they have some amazing digis ......

Well this was a long post , trust me to make all these cards and not think about the write-up for them ,its only taken me over an hour to do this post .......

Thanks for dropping by and for all the lovely comments you leave for me , also a big welcome to my new followers .....

Have a good day , hope weather is better for you , its raining here but its a little cooler which suits me ....

Hugs Sue xxxx   


Friday 17 August 2012

Excited to be picked

Hiya all my  friends , i was given some more brilliant news yesterday, but couldnt say anything till now .

I was chosen to be on the DT  for

The challenges will start on the 1st of September, so please come and join us ......

I will post more details soon ....Hugs Sue xxx

Wednesday 15 August 2012

Back to School at Pennys Crafty Challenge

Back to school
Here in the UK our children don't go back to school until the first week in September so all the kids here still get to enjoy a few more weeks off.
We would love you to join in if you can but appreciate that as its the summers hols you might not have as much time for crafting.

We are sponsored this week by

Prize - $15 Gift Certificate
Prize - 7 Digis of winners choice
Prize - 4 digis of winners choice

Here is the card i made as DT member for this weeks challenge , the image i used is from Poodles Doodles . This image was a dream to work with , i used Promarkers to colour her , the card base is from my stash , i punched the fancy edge using a 6-1 punch i have had for ages , The first mat is a Hunky Dory Adorable Scorable , from a kit i got ages ago , ,i embossed a white card and coloured over the embossing for the 2nd layer , just to tie it in with the image . I used some Spellbinders for the image to sit on just to make it pop , then computor generated a greeting and matted that onto 2 different cards , added lace at the bottom , some card candi and a bow . The inside of the card is also decorated to compliment the front ......

Thanks for dropping by , for the lovely comments you leave for me , and please do join in with the challenge there are some smashing prizes up for grabs , but most of all have fun ......

Hugs Sue xxxx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -----

Sunday 12 August 2012

Brother-in-laws birthday cards

It was my brother-in-laws birthday last week and these are the cards i made for him ......

Now he is into the Grand Prix so thought the image from the Big One cd from Jak Heath was gonna be brilliant , i have had both these cds for ages , i scanned through them when i got them but then put them with the rest of my cds/dvds and forgot about them , but having looked through them again i think i will be using them a lot now , the images are fantastic ... All the papers and embellishments i use on my cards are from my stash , most of them i have had for ages so cant remember where i got them ,but i set myself a challenge , to use up all my stash and not buy anymore , and let me tell you i have saved quite a bit lately ..... The greeting is from LOTV , the words Grand Prix here i comne was done on my pc and printed out .... everything was coloured with Promarkers -------------


The second card i made ..... the image is also from the Big One cd from Jak Heath ,  I picked this image as it could be a characterture of my bother-in-law, i think it made him laf .....As above all the papers are from my stash , i used some twine and card candi , againm the stamp is from LOTV , everything was coloured with Promarkers .....I love the colours on this card , and it all went together really easy .....

Thasnks for dropping by , and hiya to my new followers .......

Catch up with you all later ,   Hugs Sue xx

I would like to enter the Grand Prix card into the following challenges

Wednesday 8 August 2012

Pennys Challenge 88 - Sketch

This weeks challenge at Pennys is a sketch challenge ....

You can rotate it or flip it but we do need to be able to see that the sketch has been followed..

We are very lucky to be sponsored by the 2 sponsors which are .........The Paper Shelter


Be sure you go to there website and look at all the gorgeous things they have for sale .....

My card this week is an 8x8 square card , the base is white , all the mats are from my stash , i used my spellbinders for the top mat and the greeting panel , added some silk flowers and some Cosmic shimmer pearl pva for the faux pearls .  The image is from My Heart Pieces ...

Thanks for dropping by and for all the smashing comments you leave for me .....Have a lovely day , hope the weather is as nice for you as it is here ......

Hugs Sue xxxx

Monday 6 August 2012

Something New Forever Friends challenge

Something new
 Your card could be for a new home, a new baby
OR it could be a new stamp that you have just bought
or some new designer papers etc etc
                                                                  and don't forget...

to feature an animal(s) on your card too

we would love it to be a Forever Friends Bear,
but it doesn't have to be.

Our Sponsor for our randomly selected WINNER is


The Ribbon Girl are kindly offering the randomly selected winner 3 packs of five 6 inch wool felt squares - so you will receive a total of 15 six inch squares and you can choose 3 colourways from their web store.

and the winner of our


will win this fabulous Forever Friends Stamp

My card today was a simple shaped card that can be found on the Docrafts Digital Designer cds , I added a coloured square to the side of the van to cover over the wording that was already there , then added my own wording .

I would like to enter this into the following challenge -----

Thanks for all the lovely comments you leave for me  , hope you have a nice day , and the weather is kind to you .......Hugs Sue xxx

Thursday 2 August 2012

Forever Friends Monthly Challenge...

This months challenge is up and running again , the theme is Black and White ,

And of course there will be a Monthly give away, watch out for it coming !!!

This month the DT chosen favourite card will win these !!
Remember you need to use a ff image or product for this !!
The chosen designer will also get the chance to be a GDT !!

The randomly drawn winner will win a prize from our sponsor Di's Digi Downloads !!!
Thank you for sponsoring us !!!

I am on the FF design team for the fortnightly challenge ,  but this month i offered to help Lizzie out , as she is going through a hard time at the moment ,due to  health of family members , Lizzie i hope your Gran and baby are feeling much better , i am sending big(((((( Hugs )))))) to you all . 
The card i made was really done very quickly , but i was pleased with the outcome .
I used a 6in1 punch to make the base card , then layered a black heart circle cut with spellbinders , some paper from papermania, and a topper from Forever Friends . The sentiment is from my stash , i didnt put any bling on this card as i thought the fancy edges of the card and mats were enough , which makes a change for me lol.
I do hope you will join in with the challenge , but dont forget you have to use an animal on your project to be in with a chance to win .....Good luck ...
Hugs Sue xx

Wednesday 1 August 2012

Pennys challenge

Hiya all ,  i am late with this post , what a few days i have had , i have been having some work done in the house and i have had a right mess to clean up ,  just about got it straight now ...

So here we are with this weeks DT post for

Pennys Challenge 87 - Butterflies and/or bows ,
 our sponsors this time are--------

And here is my card ............

I hope you can join in with the challenge ,  we do so love to see your creations ....

Thanks for dropping by ,   for all the lovely comments you leave for me , and to the new followers ....

Hugs Sue xxx

Ps dont forget to go and see all the great stuff on the sponsors sites ......