Wednesday, April 1

Guest DT for Simply Magnolia!!

Good Morning my dears,  I hope you are all keeping safe in these
very unsure times!!!  I'm here today to share my Guest Designer card
with you for 

The theme is always anything goes but this month the option you can
choose to use is Film/Song to inspire you.  I chose the film
The Incredibles as it's one of my Grandaughter/Grandson's favourite
films to watch.

They also love to eat ice cream with chocolate sprinkles and toffee sauce.

Anyway's I'm reminiscing but I'm sure these times will come back!!!

Thank you so much for popping in to visit,  I hope you'll come back
and see me again soon.


Friday, March 20

Birthday Gift Idea!!! Altered Book!!

Hello my lovely's,  I'm here today to share another gift I made for a sweet
friends Birthday,  this lady loves pink!! flowers!! Lace!! Bling!! Pearls and
anything Shabby Chic!! 
 I bought a few hard backed books from my local charity shop in the knowledge
that they were going to be altered and given out as gifts!!  we all have
tons of stash that we never seem to get round to using and this is
the perfect way of using up all the odd bits n bobs and making
something extra special for friends. 
 There are lots of tutorials on You Tube on how to alter books and once
you've done one then you will find your own way of adapting so that
it becomes an easy process.
All of my flowers with the exception of one are from I Am Roses,  the rest
of my embellishments are from my stash.  I hope you will give this techniqe a try,

Here is a wee video showing various angles of the book,  in the meantime I wish
you all a safe, healthy and crafty weekend.


Challenges Entered:

I am Roses March Challenge:  Anyting goes with 3 IAR products
Creative Knockouts Challenge:  Tic Tac Toe I chose 3rd line down, Bling Die Cuts Ribbon
Moving Along With The Times:  Anything but a card 
Double D Challenge:  Spring/Moodboard 
Arty Divas Challenge:  Anything Goes 
We Love to Create Challenge:  Anything Mixed Media 

Monday, March 16

More Birthday Gifts!!!

Hello again friends,  I'm here sharing another recently completed Birthday gift
with you. I used the gorgeous Graphic45 Papers called
Ladies Diary and of course the fabulous Tonic Keepsake Rotating Memoirs base die.

This time I've turned it into a little rotating photograph album that can hold 16
2.5 x 2.5 pictures of your loved ones with room for journalling on the
back of each mount. 

The card is a 5 x 4 tent style using the same papers as the rotating memoirs.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit with me.
  I hope you'll come back and see me 


CHPPC:  Anything goes with Patterned Paper 
Happy Little Stampers:  Anything Goes with Dies 
Love To Craft Challenge: Anything Goes 

Thursday, March 12

Anna-Marie Designs Weekend Treat!!!

Hello my lovely crafty friends,  I'm here today sharing some of the creations
I made at Anna-Marie Designs classes held in
Scotland last weekend.

It was a fabulous 2 days with lots of laughter, fun, drinking tea and eating 
far too much cake sharing all this with the most amazing bunch of women 
you could wish to meet, not forgetting  theTim (Anna-Marie's other half) and of course the delightful Maya, the
sweetest and cutest dog on the planet.

Anyways I digress!!!  as most of you know I'm a papercrafter at heart but
have dabbled/winged it with the odd mixed media creation, not really knowing
what I was doing.  Well let me tell you I'm a lot more knowledgeable since
taking the class and watching  Anna-Marie and her lovely DT demonstrate
lots of techniques on the second day.   I jut LOVED it!!!

Here are a few of the makes we made on the Saturday but I will be back
with lots more over the coming weeks and months.  Look out world
Suzi is into mixed media in a big way. lol.  

We used Viva Decor Inka Gold products and sandpaper to create the background DP.
The Butterfly is part of a napkin cut out and placed onto special napkin paper
with napkin glue and sealer. Flowers are from I am Roses, I used a script mask with
some structure paste finishing off with a scattering of crushed ice.

 This was a keepsake chipboard box painted with viva decor ceramic matt black,
all the chipboard elements were painted with the same products.  We 
then played around with various coloured Mica powders and white
chalky paint to get the effects wanted.
Above is a closer look at some of the elements the flowers were all paper, the bow
was a blue and white dotty fabric, you can see buttons and little pearl
accents which have all been treated the same as the chipboard.

This card is an 8 x 8 square there are 3 white base layers torn at the edges
the last layer with the pretty flowers and foliage is a napkin glued
onto napkin base card stock and sealed with the same glue. All my elements

My last project is an altered large old fashioned Lemonade bottle 
it looks quite small in the picture below but it's slightly larger than
your standard wine bottle.  For this project we used Viva Decor 
ceramic paste in white applied with a sponge and brush, this was dried
and Petena grey wax added in place to age it slightly, I then sandpapered
the whole thing before adding a torn in place napkin.  Think this was
one of my favourite techniques as on the Sunday we were show
how to alter lampshades and other household items that quite
honestly we would through away when replacing them.  This technique
is going to save me a fortune. 

If you've made it to the end then please accept my heartfelt thanks
for coming in to visit with me.  I hope you've enjoyed your stay
and that you'll come back and see me again soon.


Wednesday, March 11

Birthdat Gift set !!

Good morning my dears, I hope you are all well 
and having a fabulous day so far.!!!  

I'm here to share a Birthday Gift set I made using Tonic's Keepsake rotating 
memoirs die set.  I chose to use the beautiful 6x6 Designer papers from 
Mintay called Life Stories (one of my all time favourites)!!

I also mad a matching card with the same papers and added some 
flowers from I am Roses. 

The Rotating index holder has 8 pages so I stamped and cut out the
Weekly days and made these cute little booklets from the papers so the recipient
can add in her appointments etc for each day.  They can then be refilled
with paper for the next week.  So it's an ongoing gift that can be used forever.

I used the little hexagon inserts that you're left with on all the pages to make
tuck spots so you can add the little booklets into them. 

Here's a quick video showing you different angles of this adorable creation.

That's all from me for now but I will be back soon with more gift ideas and
3D creations.  In the mean time thank you so much for taking the time
to pop in and visit me, I hope you come back and see me again,


Challenges Entered:

Happy Little Stampers Challenge: Anything Goes with Dies
Scor-pal More than one score Challenge: Anything goes option Spring/Easter
Creative Crafters Challenge: Anything Goes  


Tuesday, March 3

Travel Journal Cover page!!!

Hello my dears,  I hope you are all well and having a fabulous
crafty week so far!!  I'm here sharing a project with you using
the utterly adorable Sticks and Bones/ just sittin' here dinosaur digital
stamp from Polkadoodles.  She has been coloured using Distress inks.

I wanted a new inside cover for my Travel Journal before I go off on my
holidays.  I was going through my digita stash and this cutie just popped
out at me as being perfect.!!! 

My papers are a mix of ScrapBoys and Polkadoodles Peeling Paint.  
My journal page dies, little suitcase and words came from my stash.

I still have another couple of decorated dividers to go into my journal so
I'll be back to share them with you when completed.  In the
meantime have a fabulous day and weeek.


Challenges Entered:

Bitten by the Bug Challenge: Anything Goes except a card
Dream Valley Challenge:  For Girls Only 
CHPPC March:  Use patterned Papers 
Love to Scrap Challenge:  Anything Goes 

Wednesday, February 26

Mail box and matching Card Birthday Gift

Good Morning my dears, I hope you are all keeping warm and cosy
in this spell of horrible weather.   I'm here today sharing a gift set
I made recently for my friend Anne's Birthday.  
I can post about it now that it's safely in her hands.

All the beautiful flowers you can see are from I Am Roses 

I filled the mail box with some extra I am Roses products. 
 Anne loves flowers and the colour Pink. 

 Above is a close up of the pretty large tag card I made 

I hope you've enjoyed my makes for today.  Please come back and see me
soon for some more pretty crafty creations.


Challenges Entered:

I Am Roses Feb Challenge:  Anything Goes with 3 IAR products

Monday, February 24

Polkadoodles DT - Spring Time with Ruby

Hello my dear friends, I'm here today sharing my spring time card using 
Polkadoodles papers, dies and a cute digital stamp for


I printed out Ruby Raindrop Umbrella digital stamp onto 
240gsm Botanical Ultra Smooth hot pressed water colour card 
and coloured her with Distress Re-Inkers.
She was mounted onto the two largest
dies from the Polkadoodles Basics - Rectangles 

My papers are to die for!!! I love the  6x6 Adelene Shabby Chic 
paper pack which contains 2 each of12 different designs.

I chose the papers to compliment the colours I chose for Ruby.

These are the dies I used to layer up my stamp and to add a little
extra dimension to my card.

I  cut out the banner die from the Posydoodles Basics Tags die   
for my sentiment which was stamped using the 
the Iced Branches to hold 2 pretty little flowers. 

 I finished off my card by adding a pretty floreal trim to the bottom
along with some pretty flowers and a cute chipboard piece.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit.
Wishing you all a fabulous day.


Challenges Entered

Tuesday, February 18

My Besties Shabby Chic/New Release DT - Soooo....... Cute!!!

Hello my lovely's, It's fabulous to be here today making
my Debut post as a Design Team Member for 

I was totally thrilled when Laure asked me if I would
like to join the DT and of course I said YES PLEASE!!!

Just look at that face on this sweet image, it would melt 
your heart!!! This is Sweet Heart Besties collection

I coloured her with my Distress Re-inks on Botanical
140lb water colour paper.  My designer papers are 
various Maja Designs from my stash,
flowers are from I am Roses (love them).
I've used various dies on my card including
Doohickey border/Whimsy banner and Lady E design leaves.

I'm looking forward to colouring up more of these
cutie pies very soon. In the meantime have a wonderful day.


Challenges Entered:  

CHPPC:  Anything Goes with patterned papers
Love to Craft Challenge:  Anything Goes 
WWODTC:  Anything Goes (must be a DT creation)
Allsorts Challenge:  Dies/and or Punches 

Thursday, February 13

Crafteezee DT - Say It With Flowers!!

Hello crafty friends,  I hope you are all having a fabulous week.  

I'm here to bring you my project as a member of the Design Team over at 


No stamping or colouring from me this week,  I made 
make some pretty foamiran flowers instead and
 heat embossed one of Bloomar's gorgeous chipboard pieces
 along with some fussy cutting of leaves and flowers. 

I chose to use the lovely 12x12 Dream Garden papper from ScrapBoys. for my backgrouns
and fussy cut out one of the elements for behind my chipboard piece which was
embossed with Sizzix Arctic Sky glitter embossing powder.

The little butterfly is from the store (think it's a prima but not 100% sure)

I will of course add a list of products used at the bottom of my post for you.

In the meantime here is another picture from a different angle.

Have a wonderful day everyone!!


Wednesday, February 12

Polkadoodles DT - Concertina Card !!!

Hello my dear friends, I'm here today sharing my Concertina card using 
Polkadoodles papers, dies and a cute digital stamp as part of the Desgin Team for

To make a concertina card, you will need a 12" x 6" piece of
heavy weight card stock. I use between 300 & 350 gsm.  Score your card
stock with the long side on the top of your scoreboard
 at 3" & 6" fold and burnish your scorelines.

I printed out sweet Oddella Fairy from the Ickyink Art Alternative 
digistamp collection on 240gsm Botanical Ultra Smooth hot 
pressed water colour card colouring her with Distress Re-Inkers.
I added a few gems in the same colour as her dress
to give a nice accent touch.  She was mounted onto the two largest
dies from the Polkadoodles Basics - Rectangles 

My papers are from the fabulous  Winnie Fairy Tale
paper pack which contains 2 each of12 different designs 
I chose 3 sheets and with the extra paper from the butterfly

paper I fussy cut out 2 large and 1 small butterfly for my card.

These are the dies I used to layer up my stamp and to add a little
extra specialness to my card.

For my little tags I cut 2 out of the  Posydoodles Basics Tags die 
in white cardstock and then using the die and my pencil I ran along
 the inside of the die on a piece of card stock to match the card.  
Cut it out and glued it onto the tags using my hole punch
 to re-punch the eyelet out. 

The inside of the card has basic nesting dies to hold the fabulous 
Hello word sentiment which was cut out 3 time in white card stock
and then once in contrasting paper from the pack, all glue together
to give a chipboard feeling and placed in the centre of the back panel.

 I finished off my card by adding some pretty flowers and leaves. 

Thank you so much for popping in to visit.
Wishing you all a fabulous day.


Challenges Entered