Sunday, January 30

Oh so Pretty Tilda + challenges







Hi again my dears,  I think this is my favourite Tilda from the new collection. but then I say that whenever I ink another one up !!  This is Tilda with big bow from the new Oh so Special release.  She is soo.... cute.

I was browsing this morning and came across quite a few challenges that have inspired my card. From Valentine theme, to lots of hearts, swirls, embossing, flowers, scripture.  This card has them all.

I've coloured Tilda with Pro Markers (skin) and aqua markers (clothes)

The large heart has been triple heat embossed and the two smaller pink heart have been heat embossed just the once. I won't go into all the details as my full recipe for the card is below this post.

Challenges Entered:

Totally Tilda:  Would love to see lots of Hearts this fortnight.

Magnolia Down Under:  Would like you to emboss heat or dry. All my hearts have been heat embossed

Papertake Weekly:  I've used the lovely sketch from Dawny P.  I couldn't fit my sentiment into the appropriate spot. I hope it still qualifies.

Stamptacular Sunday:  Have the theme of WHATEVA -  love that word

Our Creative Corner:  would love to see a 3d Valentine project. My card is totally 3d but not sure if they meant it to be a card.  I'm hopeful!!

Challenge Up Your Life:  Would like to see Scripture somewhere on your creation. I have two lots of scripted paper.

Just Magnolia:  Would like to see Dots/Spots on your creation. My DP has fuzzy spots in between the tiny flowers.

Paper Sundae: Would like to see a Valentine Creation this week.

Totally Gorjuss:  Have the theme As You Like It.  I love my Tildas, flowers and swirls and I adore layering.

Delightful Challenge:  Have the theme of Have a Heart this week.

Magnolia Stamp Lovers:  Have the theme of Glitter this week.
That's all for now my dears, I hope you have a wonderful Sunday.


New Challenge Blog - Starts Friday 4th Feb.





Good Afternoon my lovelies.  I want to remind you that Jenni's NEW Challenge blog


Kicks off this coming Friday and there is still time to join in with her Followers Candy.

So what are you waiting for. Go on - Pop over there NOW!!!!




Creative Inspirations #52 Valentine/Love DT card



Good Morning my Lovelies,  Well I'm feeling a little better this morning but I didn't have a very good night last night,  I think because I'd been in and out of bed all day with this dreaded lurgy,  so I had a very disturbed nights sleep.  What ever it is I've caught it has totally drained me of energy.  I'm typing this in a kinda haze. Mind you that's not so unusual for me. lol

It's Sunday morning and time for another challenge over at Creative Inspirations for this fortnight.  What an amazing number of entries we had for our Birthday Celebrations and our Blog Hop.  It was amazing.

I'm looking forward to seeing all your lovely creations for the new theme which is Valentine/Love.  I've gone down the route of a non traditional colour theme for my Valentine card, using golds, browns, ivory and whites.  I think it looks quite nice.  I've used sweet Tilda and coloured her with TH distress inks and I am thoroughly enjoying using this medium (always nice to have a change now and then)  My full recipe for my card is below this post.

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend and that you will pop over and join in the challenge at some stage over the next two week.

Our Sponsors are the wonderful

 and the Sweet

Do pop over to the blog and find out what wonderful prizes await our winner. If you would like to see what these two ladies have in store for you then just click on their banners.

Challenges Entered:

Magnolia-Licious Challenge Blog:  Have a wonderful inspirational picture for you to follow.

Charisma Cardz:  Would love to see your Valentine Creations this week

Meljens Designs:  Would love you to add a Heart this week

Fussy and Fancy:  Would like to see a Valentine Creation but no RED or PINK

Paperplay:  Have the theme of Layer it Up this week

Marks Finest Papers:  Would like to see Valentine creations this week.



Recipe:

DP:  K&Co Life's Journey + DCWV
Image: Magnolia's Tilda
Medium:  TH Distress Inks - antique linen, tattered rose, tea dye, brushed corduroy.
CB embossing folder (script)
Web ribbon: Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Nestie's: labels 8 - circle small circle scallop
Hearts: Marianne D's creatabilites die
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Charm: stash
Sentiment:  Sentiments for You





Saturday, January 29

Simply Sweet and oh so Sassy !!



Good Afternoon my Sweet Friends.  I'm still not feeling great, spent most of the day yesterday in and out of bed, had a very disturbed night (probably due to me dozing on and off through the day).  I had to finish this adorable card for the Gdt call over at Sugar Nellie -Simply Sassy which ends in a few hours time. The image is called Fairy Tale and she is available over at Funky Kits.  The new range of Sassy Girls has just been released and I can't wait to get my hands on them. 

I followed the sketch from The Sugar Bowl and I've kept it real simple (for me) no flowers, swirls, lace etc. I like it though.  I wanted the image to take centre stage.  She has been coloured with pro markers and cut out to sit in front of the pretty Marianne D Butterfly die.  My papers are from MME, Basic Grey and Karrs. A simple sentiment, satin ribbon and a few gems finish it off. 

I am entering it into the following challenges:

Simply Sassy:  GDT call

The Sugar Bowl:  I followed Marie Theresa's lovely sketch, the added theme was Love.

Thank you for popping in to visit and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. 

Suzi xox


Friday, January 28

Prairie Fairy #45 For a Sweetheart. DT project



Good afternoon my dears,  I'm sorry this is a little late I had all intentions of writing it up this morning and then scheduling it for later.  But after being up for a couple of hours I felt really unwell, very dizzy, light headed and my whole body was aching.  I went to lay down on the bed for an hour and guess what !!!!
I dozed off and my dear hubby threw a quilt over me and left me.  I've just woken up 20 Min's ago, feeling even worse than before.  I'm posting this and then I'm off back to bed,  I'm definitely coming down with something!!!! 

The Challenge over at Prairie Fairy Fun Friday this fortnight is to create something for a

Sweetheart.

I was asked by my 7yr old twin Grandsons to make something for their Girlfriends and this is what I've made them.  A couple of cello bags filled with chocolates with a simple 5 x 5 white card decorated with a MS heart punch, satin heart ribbon, a few flowers and of course the sweetest Little Valentine Gilly fairy on the block. I've coloured them with TH distress inks and stapled them onto the bags.  I'm sure the girls will love them.

Sweet Valentine Gilly comes as a set with beautiful frames available here along with all the other wonderful images that Roberta creates, if you haven't had a peek at the store then please do, you won't be disappointed.

We also have some wonderful creations to enthuse and motivate you from our wonderful DT and some of the new DT have joined us this week. So pop over and take look.

Thank you for popping in to visit

I hope you all have a wonderful Weekend.

Suzi xox

Other Challenges Entered.

Pile it On:  Love is in the Air
Fab n Funky:  Delight in your Digi
Penny's challenge:  Anything Goes
Delightful Challenge:   Have a Heart.

Blog Hop Candy Winner !!!!


Hello my lovelies, Just popped in to tell you who has won my Birthday and Creative Inspiration Celebration Blog Hop Candy.  So without further ado!!!!!!!

The Winner Is........................................
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Mrs K   (Sally from)    Sa'ls Bits and Bobs

Please get in touch with me here with your snail mail address and your candy will be on its way to you.

I'll be having more Candy very soon so keep your eyes peeled for the announcement.

Suzi xox

Winter Wonderland - My Sentiments Exactly - 1st DT Card



Good Morning my Lovelies, It's Friday morning and in a few hours time it will be the start of the Weekend. Yippee!!!!

I am so excited to be showing you my first DT Card for Winter Wonderland Challenge. We have all the new and existing DT members on board this week so you need to get yourself across to Winter Wonderland "Toot Sweet" after reading my post of course. lol

There is a feast of creative genius waiting for you to inspire and motivate you from my dear Teamies.

Our Challenge this week chosen by the lovely Kate is My Sentiments Exactly. Kate would like you to use your sentiment as the focal point on your creation. 'Simples'

My sentiment was specially designed for me (after I emailed her - cheeky mare that I am) well if you don't ask my Mother always said then you don't get !!! The lovely Lynne, my friend and one of our two super sponsors this week was so obliging - I gave her my spec and hey presto this adorable sentiment came back as quick as a flash. Thank you sweetie.

I will explain the making of the card after I introduce you to our two wonderfully Generous Sponsors this week.

Simon Says Stamps are giving one lucky winner a $15.00 gift certificate to spend in their store


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Our next generous Sponsor is the the lovely Lynn over at Sentiments For You
and the prize is a $10. certificate to use within the store


So come on girls, boys, children lets get those sentiments out and start creating.  We all looking forward to seeing your entries over this coming week.

For my card I've used the lovely Tilda with her bow and quiver !!!  she has been coloured  with a mixture of pro markers and Tim Holtz distress inks and cut out onto a scalloped nestie. My papers are from Basic Grey and Prima.  I've used my MS heart border punch and some satin heart ribbon.  The little heart is a chipboard one from pin flair which I painted with red acrylic paint then a lovely mesh with little raised white dots which was glued on with glossy accents.  The roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts and have been stickled with frosted lace, the swirls are Marianne D's dies. Diamante swirl is Prima and the gossamer butterfly is from my stash.  I hope you like my little creation.

Thank you so much for visiting, do please leave a few words to let me know you were here.

Have a wonderful day and a great weekend

Suzi xox

Challenges Entered:

1. Cupcake Inspirations:  Have a wonderful cupcake of red, white and gold with hearts for your inspiration this week.

2. One Stitch at A Time:  This week it's As you Please

3. Crafty Your Days Away:  Would like to see some LOVE this week

4. Totally Gorjuss:  Would love to see Hot Hot Hot.  I think my card has hot colours and hot Love.

5. Magnolia Stamp Lovers:  Would love to see your Sentiments this week.

6. Lexi's Creations:  Have a Valentine/Love theme this week

7. A Spoon Full of Sugar:  A Valentine theme this week

8. Craft Your Passion:  Would like to see 2 designer papers this week.

9. Wild Orchid Craft:  Would love to see your Sentiments this week.

10. Lothian Crafts:  Have an Anything goes this Month

11. Whoopsie Daisy:  Would love to see Valentine/Love.

12. Bunny Zoe's Crafts:  Has the theme Love is in the Air this month.




Wednesday, January 26

Distressed but serene + challenges



Hello my dears,  I hope you are all having a great week so far,  I coloured up this beautiful WOJ image using nothing but Tim Holtz distress inks and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I needed a sketch to showcase it and whilst looking through some challenge blogs I found the sketch from Sketch Saturday and also came away with lots of other ideas for my finished card.

Just about everything has been distressed, the TH scroll work die, the tag, the flower die.  I've got lovely blue and brown fingers to prove it. lol.

Anyway enough from me, here are the challenges that inspired this week:

Whiff of Joy Challenge:  This week it's Brown/Teal/Cream.  I'm hoping that my red roses doesn't stop me from entering. I just wanted to add a tiny splash of colour so the focus was on my image.

Sketch Saturday Challenge: I used the sketch for this weeks challenge, the only thing I changed was the sentiment position.

Paper Sundae Challenge:  Would love to see Distressing this week

Craft Your Passion Challenge:  Asking for 2 Designer papers this week.

Oldie But Goodie A Challenge:  Would like to see Faeries, dragons, anything Mythical this week

The Crafty Pad Challenge:  Would like something Girly this week

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge:  Would like to see Fabulous Flowers this week

Cute Card Thursday Challenge:  Have a recipe of  3,2,1  I've chosen 3 flowers, 2 Papers, ! butterfly.

Stamp With Fun Challenge:  Have a colour theme of Blue and Brown

Crafty Catz Challenge:  Would like to see a Forgotten Stamp this week.

Anything Goes Challenge:  Would like to see Butterflies this week.

Craft Your Days Away Challenge: Would love to see a Love theme this week.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit, do leave a few words to let me know you were here.

Have a lovely day.  Suzi xox

Recipe:

DP: K&Co life's journey & Roam
Image:  WOJ
Medium:  Tim Holtz Distress inks. Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Brushed Corduroy,
  Tattered Rose, Broken China
Tim Holt border die Scroll work cut twice for top and bottom of image
Nestie's: circle small and circle scallops
Flower die from Marianne D's collection
Rose & Cherry blossom from Wild Orchid Crafts
Butterfly: stash
Carla Craft: Tag punch
Sentiment: Claire Curd
Lace: local haberdashery store
Pearls: Prima

Blog Hop Candy


As promised at the start of the Creative Inspirations Birthday Blog Hop last Tuesday here is a picture of the Candy that is going to someone who completed the blog hop and also left me a comment. 

 I want to say thank you for all your lovely comments on my card and  to all the lovely new followers who joined me throughout the blog hop. I will get round to visiting and having a wee peek at your lovely creations, but it will take me little while,  what with DT commitments, commissioned cards in the pipeline, visits from the Grandchildren (regular) and my own work schedule things can get a bit hectic.

Anyhow!! here is whats in my Candy.

Magnolia stamp
Build a Rose Stamp
Wild Orchid Flowers and Butterfly's
A bag of mixed buttons, gems, and little bits n bobs
A selection of lace, ribbons, string pearls and other little bits.
a pretty organza bag to hold everything.

I will be announcing my winner Tomorrow.  

Good Luck to you all.

Suzi xox 

Friday, January 21

Debbi's Birthday Celebration Candy


Oh my Goodness just look at the wonderful candy that Debbie (The Crafty Cuttings of Wiccababe) is giving someone the chance to win as a celebration of her Birthday this month.  Do pop over and pass on your Birthday Wishes to a very generous lady in more ways than one.

Do stay a while and have a peek at her fab tutorials with Pr markers.  She has amazing colouring skills and is  a trooper at passing them on to other crafters.

Happy Birthday when it arrives Debbie.

Suzi xox


Sweet in PInk + News !!!





Good Morning my Lovelies,  Well it's Friday and the end of my two weeks break from work, it all starts again tomorrow !!  but I have enjoyed this break, had some real time to myself, now back to earning a crust as they say. 

I wanted to show the card I made as a replacement for Simon Says Stamp Challenge.  It's a long story but suffice to say I thought I got the combination wrong in the Bingo game over there and left a comment to say I would do a replacement.  The lovely Lorraine let me know that my card was fine and that I could use a diagonal line in the game. 

As I had already completed my replacement card I thought I would still enter it.  It also falls into the theme of a few challenges this week.

Now for my NEWS!!!  sadly I've stepped down from the DT over at One Stop Crafts, not may I say an easy decision.  I've had a wonderful year with Shelley and all the girls, they are so friendly and supportive and I will miss them but I felt I needed a change.  I was in need of a boost and a change of direction. 

 I am pleased to announce that as of Today I will be joining Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog.  I am so excited!!! Of all the cards and craft I make I simply adore making Christmas Cards, I have a multitude of Christmas stamps, papers, embellies etc etc in fact enough to open a shop lol,  simply because it's my favourite season of all.  This is a double whammy for me,  I gave out and sent 65 hand made Christmas cards in December how fortunate that Marianne has given me the opportunity to make all my cards with no mad rush in Oct/Nov.   I am delighted and over the moon to be joining the other wonderfully talented ladies on the DT.  I look forward to creating with them all on next weeks challenge.

 I am Proud to be a DT Member of

I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  There's a game of Bingo to be had this week, go pick your line, there's Lot's to choose from.  I've gone with horizontal, Gems, Glitter and Ribbon

Papertake Weekly Challenge:  Would like to see Pearls & Ribbon this week.

Pile it On Challenge:  has an Anything goes this week

The Corrosive Challenge:  Would like to see Pearls and Lace this week.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge:  Would like to see Heart and Ribbon this week.

Do You Stack Up Challenge:  Would love to see your Pink Creations this week.

Penny's Paper Challenge:  Has an Anything Goes this week.

Paper Cutz Challenge:  Have an open theme this week so Anything Goes

Totally Papercrafts Challenge:  Would like you to add a Heart this week.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit, I hope you have a lovely day and a super weekend.

Suzi xox

Recipe:

DP:  K&Co  + MME
Image: Magnolia - Tilda with lace flag
Medium: Pro markers & water colour pencils
Marianne D's Die (Swirls)
MS Butterfly punch
Prima Paper Flowers
Rose: Wild Orchid Crafts
Tag: hand Made
Lace & Ribbon:  Local haberdashery store
Pearl Spray: Wild Orchid Crafts
Gems: Prima
Sentiment: Stash.
Extras:  stickles frosted lace, TH distress wheel

Wednesday, January 19

Simply Sassy GDT Call



Maria and the Sugar Nellie Sassy Girls are having a Guest Designer call over at the Simply Sassy Blog.  It's not a challenge blog, more of a Showcase Blog  to debut the new Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy Collections as they are released, which you can find at Funky Kits

You can find all the details of the GDT Call by clicking HERE

I must admit I fell in love with them from the moment I saw them.  I've used Pillow Talk and coloured her with pro markers, mounted her onto card which has been distressed with my TH distress tool and TH broken China distress ink. Papers are from Prima's Paisley Road and the punch work is a MS round the paper one and is called poppy. I've had this adorable ribbon for ages and never got round to using it, so I took my colour combo from it of Blue Green & White.  I think it's quite striking.  I've used Marianne D's flourish die and a simple sentiment.

Thank you for popping in to visit, I hope you all have a wonderful day ahead of you.

Suzi xox

Other Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge:  Are having a game of BINGO this week and my chosen squares are
Ribbon, Flowers and Brads.

I Love Promarkers Challenge:  Would like to see a KISS card this week, Keep it Sweet & Simple.

A Spoon full of Sugar Challenge:  Would like to see Blue & Green projects this week.

The Pixie Cottage#53 LOVE - DT Card



For Creative Inspirations Blog Hop please click HERE




Good Morning my Lovelies,  We are midway through this week so it's time for another wonderful sketch and theme challenge over at The Pixie Cottage.  You can use the sketch or theme, it's your choice or combine both of them. 

I've gone with just the theme this week which is LOVE.  For my card I've used the beautiful stamped image called Stargazer from Artish available over at Michelle's Scrapbooking & more   I used my new Aqua Markers from Letraset and I've kept my card very simple indeed, I wanted the image to take centre stage. The paper is from MME, I've triple mounted the image, distressed the edge, added some lovely ribbon bought at my local haberdashery store with a simple Sizzix tag for the sentiment. The little butterfly is a MS punch.

 I am entering this into the following challenges:

Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge:  Would like to see something With Love.

Challenge up Your Life Challenge:  Clean & Simple this week

Thank you so much for Visiting - do leave me a few words to let me know you were here. 

Have a lovely day everyone.

Suzi xox


Tuesday, January 18

Creative Inspirations Birthday Blog Hop with Prizes Galore!!!!





Good Morning My Lovelies

Wow!!  Do we have something special for you today!!

This is quite a long post so grab yourself a cuppa and a choccie biscuit cause you really need to read this right to the end!!!!

If you have come here from the lovely Jenni then keep reading, if not then please go back to the start of the hop over at Creative Inspirations and come back to me later.

HERE WE GO!!!!


So glad you've come to help us celebrate Creative Inspirations 3rd Birthday . We are having a fab blog hop with so....... many prizes to give away plus you will find Candy on some of the DT's blogs.

 All you have to do is follow the list at the bottom of this post taking you to all the Dt's blogs, each blog will either give you a letter or number and in some cases both.  Collect all the letters and numbers and unscramble them to make a three part phrase.

Once you have finished the hop keep your word safe,  add your name to Mr links and if you have completed both the challenge on the 16th Jan (current one) and the Blog Hop which end on the 25th then enter twice.  If you've just done the Blog Hop then only enter once.  If you do both there is more chances of winning one of the amazing prizes..

Please don't leave your answer on the comments, once you have unscrambled the 3 part phrase email it to andrewjude45@hotmail.com....  with your name and blog addy and we will pick the winners on 27th Jan.

Now you know what to do let me tell you about the fun part - Prizes, Prizes, Prizes!!!!!

We have some fantastic sponsors who have generously given us some amazing Blog Hop Prizes to give to our wonderful followers and participants of the Hope, so without further ado here they are.


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PRIZE:  1 BAG OF GOODIES TO INCLUDE...... GEMS,PEARLS,STICKERS AND A STAMP SET.
HOW FANTASTIC IS THAT!!!!!
 

PRIZE:  A £10.00 GIFT VOUCHER TO SPEND IN THE SHOP, AND WITH THE LAUNCH OF THEIR AMAZING NEW STAMPS YOU WILL BE SPOILED FOR CHOICE. 
 
 
 
PRIZE: 1 PACK OF PRO MARKERS AND 1 PACK OF SELF ADHESIVE PRINTING FILM
FOR ONE LUCKY WINNER
 
 
 
PRIZE: $10.00 TO SPEND ON ALL THOSE LOVELY DIGITAL IMAGES.  WOW!!!
 
 



PRIZE: YOU WILL RECEIVE A STAMP FROM THE AMAZING RANGE AT THEIR STORE



A £10.00 VOUCHER TO SPEND IN THE ON LINE STORE.



TWO GORJUSS STAMPS - UNTAMED AND UP & AWAY


5 IMAGES OF WINNER CHOICE.








A CHOICE OF 5 BEAUTIFUL DIGITAL IMAGES FROM THE VERY TALENTED ROBERTA.




THE WINNERS CHOICE OF TWO BAGS OF BUTTON (150 PER BAG) FROM THE WEB STORE


Oh my goodness!!!  what an array of fantastic Sponsors and prizes, such generosity. Thank you so much to every single one of them for making our Blog Hop so inviting and exciting.


Here is the List you should be following to the DT's blogs



Don't forget to collect your letter/ number as you visit each blog.  My letter is M and my number is 1




Now onto my Candy!!!  It was my BIRTHDAY yesterday!!!!  Woohooo!! so it's a double celebration for me.  I am going to give the random winner who leaves me a comment and completes the hop (I will check) a lovely selection of bits n bobs which I will put together. Who ever wins will not be disappointed.



 It would be nice if you became a follower too, not just for the Candy though but only if we can become friends and visit each other occasionally.  I will put a post up of the contents of this box ( box not included) on Wednesday 26th and choose a random winner on Friday the 28th.



Here is the card I've made for the   Blog Hop.  I used sweet Banner holding Tilda K&Co papers ,a pinflair fabric square which I cut and mounted onto chipboard glittered it with stickles and added liquid pearls. My webbed ribbon is from Zoe bunny crafts, my pink organza ribbon is from fantasticribbons.co.uk. Flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts, MS fern punch and tag is from Sizzix BigZ die. Pearls are Prima.

Thank you so much for staying through this very long post. I do hope you are still with me!!! lol.  Enjoy the Hop and I look forward to visiting those who are joining in with the Challenge too.

I'll say Bye for Now but I'll see you all later.

Suzi xox

Challenges Entered:

Paper Sundaes Challenge:  Are also having a celebration Blog hop for their 1st Birthday which was wonderful, the challenge is to choose a previous challenge that they hosted I chose #35 which was to use 3 or more embellishments. I used a little more than three on this occasion. I do hope that's okay girls.

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge:  The theme is a Heart & Ribbon

Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challenge:  Would like to see your Sentiments this week

Wild Orchid Craft Challenge:  Would love to see your Sentiments this week.

2 Sisters Challenge:  To use Flowers this week.

Pear Tree Designs Challenge:  Have a free for all this week

The Crafty Pad Challenge:  Would like to see something New, I've used my new ribbons and my pinflair fabric heart square.

One Stitch at a Time Challenge:  Something New this week.  I've used new ribbons and my pinflair new heart square.

Marks Finest Papers Challenge:  This week it's to use Hearts on your creation.


Recipe:

DP: K&Co Madeline mat pad
Image: Magnolia
Medium: Pro Markers & Staedler water colour pencils.
Pinflair fabric square
Ribbons: Webbed Bunny Zoes Crafts
Gossamere Fantasticribbons.co.uk
MS: leaf punch
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls: Prima
Tag: Sizzix BigZ die
Pearl Pin: stash
Sentiment: Stash
Extras: stickles frosted lace, liquid pearls baby blue








Monday, January 17

How Adorable is this image!!



Hello my Lovelies,  Wow have I struggled to post today !!! why!!! well it's my Birthday and we had planned to have a wee tea party for my sweet Grandchildren after school today but !!!! this morning my Daughter phoned to say the twins were not at school as they had been up most of the night with the dreaded runs and sickness.  So out the window go my plans!!.   I went on to do the "normal" things such as housework!! making breakfast etc,  I was feeling very low around mid morning.  So my dear Hubby decided I needed to take my mind off the wee ones and took me out for a lovely long lunch, which was wonderful.  Then we went shopping and I bought some new bedding (we were going to re-decorate in a few months anyway)  oh it's gorgeous, I plumped for Jade Green, Ivory and duck egg blue.  So I'm looking forward to choosing the wallpaper and curtains to match.

Oh I'm going on too much aren't I,  anyway to cut a long story short when we got back I was made (forcibly) to sit and choose some new crafting stash - Say no more, I can't wait for the Postie to deliver my new Sugar Nellie and Tilda stamps.   In saying that I bought this beautiful download from Funky Kits.  She is one of the new Simply Adorable images called Joy Sitting from Sugar Nellie and what a joy she was to colour,. She is shaded in all the right places to make colouring a total dream.

I've made this card for the challenge over at The Sugar Bowl,  this fortnight it was Kiki's turn to pick the theme and she chose Birthdays and she also produced the wonderful sketch,

Hopefully my dear Daughter and Grandson's will come visit me as soon as they are well enough, which I hope won't be too long.

Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you are having a lovely evening.

Hugs to you all   Suzi xox

Recipe:

DP: Papermania: Summer Bloom
Image: Sugar Nellie (Simply Adorable- Joy Sitting) digital
Medium: Pro markers
Nestie: circle small, circle scallop
Marianne D's:  frame under sentiment & swirls under flower
Sentiment: Whimsy Stamps Birthday letter seal
Pearls: Prima
Netting under flower:  Bunny Zoe's Crafts
Flower: rescued from old flower arrangement.
Brad: Dovecraft glitter brads
Butterfly: Stash
Extras: TH distress wheel. - Stickles cotton candy - Xcut 2" circle punch for sentiment.

                                                                          


Sunday, January 16

Creative Inspiration #51 Celebrations Dt card


Good Morning my Dears,  Well it's Sunday and that means we have a new theme for this fortnight over at

Creative Inspiration Challenge

Not just a new theme but we are having a BIG CELEBRATION on Tuesday the 18th, We are having our 3rd Birthday and we intend to celebrate it with a fantastic Blog Hop with tons n tons of prizes.  Not only from our wonderful sponsors but from the DT blogs too.  So why not help us broadcast this fab event by snagging our Blog Hop Blinkie  below for your sidebar,  Jude will be visiting all over the place and is giving one lucky winner a Prize for just displaying our Blog Hop Badge.



Our theme this week is CELEBRATION so why not come and join us in our challenge and come back Tuesday and do some Hopping with us in our Blog Hop on Tuesday.  We will have a separate post going out on Tuesday Morning with all the details you will need.

For my card I've used my new stamp from Whiff of Joy, they are "Ben & Nora" New Year Couple, I think they make a fantastic Celebration card of any description. I've coloured them with Pro Markers, my backing paper is at least 18 months old and I can't remember who it's from.  The little 3 tier flowers I made using a MS punch, distressing them with TH broken china, tattered rose distress inks and added some tiny gems to the centre.  My full recipe for my card is below this post.

We are being Sponsored by two wonderful Ladies, Lynne from




Who has a wonderful range of digital sentiments in her web store.  You really must pop over and take a peek cause there is something there to suit every occasions.  Lynne is generously giving a choice of 3 sets of digi sentiments and a  Handmade by digi stamp as well.gift to our lucky winner.

Our other sponsor is the lovely Elisa from



who is very generously giving our lucky winner 4 sweet Birthday images in honour of our celebration

Thank you both girls, very much indeed.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit, I do hope you will take the time to go visit my other DT friends who have made some amazing creations for you this week.

Bye for now  

Suzi xox

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp Challenge: I followed the lovely sketch from Domi

Stamp Something Challenge:  Have an Anything Goes theme this week

I Love Promarkers Challenge:  Would love to see some Punches this week

Tip Top Tuesday Challenge:  Have an Anything Goes this week

Colour Create Challenge:  Would love to see Pink/Blue/Grey/White this week

Tellens Place Challenge:  Would love to see some Ribbon this week.

Recipe:
DP: Sorry unknown
Image: Whiff of Joy
Medium:  Pro Markers
MS: large doily border punch
MS: flower punch
Ribbon: fantasticribbons.co.uk
Extras: TH tattered rose & broken china distress inks.
Gems: Stash
Sentiment: Stash.