Monday, July 27

New Home

Well it's Monday again, the start of a new week, I woke up this morning with a determination to get some crafting done, but I'm having a bad hair day as they say. Just can't get into the swing of it today. I have managed to make one card. It's going into 3 challenges.

1. The Crafty Pad Challenge 32: The theme this week is NEW, which could be either a new stamp - new paper - new punch etc. I have used the gorgeous new stamp I won over at The Crafty Pad Challenge two weeks ago. Do pop over and visit them, Debbie designs her own stamps and has them manufactured her in the UK. She has some beauties and they are very very reasonably priced.
2. Cupcake Craft Challenge: The theme this week is Green, Pink, Brown, Animals and Flowers. Lovely combination.
3. Daring Cardmakers Challenge: This week the theme is ON THE EDGE, making use of borders using punches ribbon etc, making them stand out.

Thank you so much for visiting my little domain, please pop back and visit again.
Suzi xx

Papers - Secret Garden by papermania
Stamp: The Crafty pad - Milo Mouse - comes with two sentiments Happy Days & New Home
Colouring: Staedler Water colour pencils
Flowers: Creative Card World
Brads: papermania

Sunday, July 26

Cute in Peach

I am hoping that I can make the deadline for Cute Daisy May challenge with this card, so I won't do a long post. I am going to enter it into two challenges.
1. Cute Daisy May Challenge: followed the terrific sketch

2. Pile it on Challenge: Used water colours on the image.

Recipe: papers a gift from my Daughter which came from Florida, sorry don't know the name as she discarded the packaging. Image from Cute Daisy May. She is just to die for, so cute.
Flowers: Creative card world. sentiment from stash.
Thank you so much for visiting me, please pop back again to see me.
Suzi xx

Cake Anyone!!

Hello everyone, hope you are all having a lovely Sunday, I've been doing a bit of tidying up in my little craft space, amazing what you find that you had forgotten about. On this occasion I found a little bag of lovely buttons and some metallic thread that I bought ages ago, so I have used them on this card which is going into 4 challenges.

1. ABC Challenge: I followed the X on a sketch by the lovely DT member Helen.

2. Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: Are looking for 2 designer papers, 1 ribbon and 3 buttons. The recipe was Donna's choice this week.

3. Pile it on Challenge: Are looking for Watercolour on your project and of course your project must be entered in at least one other challenge.

4. The Crafty Pad Challenge: Debbie's theme this week is Something New, this could be paper, stamp brad, anything that is new and you haven't used before. I've used the metallic thread and my new embossing folder.

The above sites are all fantastic in their own right, if you haven't paid them a visit then just click on their respective names, pop along and say Hello.

Thank you so much for visiting me, please pop in any time you are always welcome.

Recipe: Papers Blueberry Hill (papermania)
Core Card embossed with Cuttlebug folder (swiss dots)
Image: Henry & cupcake (whiff of joy)
Colouring: Water pencils
Flowers & Brad: Papermania
ribbon, sentiment and buttons from stash.

Saturday, July 25

Cute in Pink & Green

School holidays!!! the little ones, "bless them" have only had 3 weeks with another 3 to go. Manage to get this card done this morning for 4 challenges.

1. Midnight Madness Challenge: (MMSC11) I followed the delightful sketch, if you haven't visited their blog, then please do, the DT projects are to die for and they are such a friendly bunch of girls.
2. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge: Theme this week is Lime Green & Pink. C.R.A.F.T. are still looking for 2 new DT members and the lovely Claire is taking over the running of the blog in two weeks time when she returns from her family holiday. This challenge is open for 2 weeks.
3. A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge: Swirls this week, either papers, die cuts, chipboard etc, the choice is yours. I used the Cuttlebug swirl border for mine.
4. Creative Inspirations Challenge: The theme this week is Distressed, again your choice, it can be distressing a stamped image, or paper etc, I distressed my core card using the papermania distressing tool and also the base of the sentiment.
Well that's about me for today, I'm working tonight but have all day tomorrow to myself, so I will try and create another couple of cards for some more challenges, that's if my Daughter and Grandson's don't decide to pop in for a visit.

Thank you very much for visiting me, I really appreciate it.
Suzi xx

Floral delights BP from papermania, Bazzil core card green & pink, image Cute Daisy May designs, coloured with water pencils, swirls Cuttlebug, gems flowers and glitter thread from stash.

Wednesday, July 22

Build a Card

Hi everyone, hope you are all well and having a good week, this card was real fun to do from Stamptacular Sunday Challenge Bonus Fun: Here is what we had to do to take part

Visit the blogs of 10 Design Team members. Once you arrive on the DT blog, find the post for today's BONUS Fun and follow the instructions. You're not just blog're actually going to make a card. Each blog will have information on what to add to your card and where to go next...and when you've visited all 10 blogs you will have created or "built" a card! Be sure to go in order so you don't miss anything!

Having followed all the instructions from the 10 DT members this is the card that was created.
Not only that, it is off to America, because the last part of the challenge is a real bonus, send the card to Priscilla and you will be entered into the draw for some beautiful stamps. I'm just hoping that it arrives on time which is before 31st July.

Thank you so much for visiting me I do hope you will pop back and see me again.
Suzi xx

Sunday, July 19

Hats Off (DT)

Over at C.R.A.F.T. challenge they are looking for a shaped card this week, so I thought this was ideal, it was one my first attempts at doing something different other than a standard card. I used pre patterned card stock and shaped it using a score board, I then added 2" ribbon and made the paper flowers using various contrasting papers. They are also looking for 2 new design team members and someone to take over the challenge blog. Pop over and have a look it's a gorgeous blog with some fab DT members.
Suzi xx

Friday, July 17

Glitz & Glamour

Hi Everyone, Hope you are all having a good Friday and looking forward to the weekend. I am working Saturday and Sunday, so I may not be posting for a couple of days, I'll try and get as much done as possible today. I'm starting off with this card which is going into 2 challenges.

1. Follow Your Heart Challenge: Try it out Tuesday27. I followed the lovely sketch and the Birthday theme.
2. Die Cut Dreams Challenge: Great theme this week of Glamour & Glitz, which I think this card qualifies.

Papers from Papermania CCSR, Image from my local craft shop, which I try to support as much as possible, ribbon flowers gems and sentiment from my stash.

Thank you so much for visiting me at my little domain, please pop back and visit again.
Suzi xx

Thursday, July 16

Flowers threefold



Hi everyone, oh boy!! the weather here in the west of Scotland has gone nutty !! It was lovely and sunny this morning, around lunchtime it went very dark and the hailstones were coming down like peas, then it brightened up again, and now at 2.00pm it is grey and teaming down with rain. All we need now is snow, then we will have had four seasons, unbelievable.

I made this card earlier for just one challenge but having done a bit of blog hopping I found that it meets the requirements for more challenges.

1. Midnight Madness Challenge: followed the gorgeous sketch
2. Creative Inspirations Challenge: Real of Faux stitching on your project.
3. High Hopes Challenge: Daisies, I've used the duo daisy stamp
4. Cute Daisy May: Three of a kind, I've used roses

Backing Paper from My Minds Eye Wild Asparagus
Card for layering and mounting: A gift from my Daughter after visiting Florida, cant remember the name, but it's gorgeous.
Wood mounted Stamp: Duo Daisy by Image Tree which I have pieced using wild asparagus paper.
Gingham strip is the reverse side of wild asparagus.
sentiment and flowers from my stash.

Thank you so much for visiting me, do come and visit again soon. I love reading your comments.
Suzi xx

Monday, July 6

Butterflies and Flowers

Evening all, we are back to rain today, it's been miserable and grey up here all day. I do hope it's going to be a bit brighter tomorrow because I'm off to visit my son and I like nothing better than going for a walk with him and the dog so fingers crossed.
I decided to make this aperture card today, just for something different, and I am entering it into
4 challenges.
1. High Hopes: who are looking for polka dots and lots of them
2. Flutter by Wednesday: Danni wants fairies or butterflies, I've certainly given lots of butterflies this time Danni
3. Pile it on: who requires three embellishments and that your card be entered in at least one other challenge.
4. Whimsy Stamps Challenge: The theme this week is Birthdays, it can be anything to celebrate a birthday, a gift or scrapbook page, card, etc. They also have a fab new award for
the top three projects. so pop over and have a peek.
You can access all the above challenges by clicking on the challenge name

I used Clare Curd signature range for the backing paper and Blueberry Hill for the inside and then cut the flowers out for the decoupage on the front of the card. xcut dimensions punch for the butterflies, ribbon gems and sentiment from my stash.

Thank you so much for coming to visit me, I really appreciate it and love to read your comments,
hope you all have a nice day tomorrow.
Suzi x