Saturday, October 31

Vintage handbag Card

Hi Friends, Hope you are all having a lovely weekend. I'm off out to work within the next hour so this will be my one and only post for today. This week has been really traumatic for me, I thought the week previous was bad but this one just gone takes the biscuit. I won't go into boring details but it involved a lot of worry. Anyway I'm glad I can still catch an hour or so of crafting and this little handbag is the result of my snatched hour. I bought the template a couple of weeks ago and I thought this style would suit my very sophisticated 15yr old Niece. I've used ivory for the skin tones, I don't think anyone had much colour back then.

It is for 3 challenges this week over at
1. Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge: The colour scheme this week is Orange, Blue & Purple, the theme is Back to the 80's with a twist and the song I chose was Girls on Film.
2. Our Creative Corner Challenge: The them this week is Vintage, so I thought my little stamp of the Roaring 30's and the shape of the bag is quite vintage.
3. Charisma Cardz Challenge: This week is no Backing paper. I have used Card stock for the handle and the shaped front, but no paper anywhere on my card.

I hope you all have a lovely evening and I'll see you all Tomorrow.
Suzi xx
DCWV pocket full of posies card stock
Image: Grace from Dimensions
Medium: pro markers, staedler water colour pencils, glitter pot.
Flowers. gems, stash

Friday, October 30

Lexi'sDT Call - Scruffles

Lexi from Lexi's Creations has put out a DT call. Her gorgeous little Scruffles is about to become her first ever Stamp (how exciting is that!!) clever girl. Isn't he the cutest pooch. Lexi has some fab images, scuffles is just one of many. Pop over and give her some love, grab little scruffles and enter into the challenge.

I am also popping this cutie into Stamp Something Challenge: This week they are looking for Cute & Fuzzy. I think this card is a very cute one for the little boy I've made it for.

Thank you for popping in to visit, hope you will come and see me again soon.
Suzi xx
PM Words
Image: Scruffles - Lexi's Creations
Medium, pro markers & Snow Tex for hat
Ribbon & Brad - Bo bunny posh pets
Flowers Petaloo
Nesties Oval small
Sentiment: peel off

Thursday, October 29

Cupcake Tilly

Hello All, Just have to tell you about this lovely Blog that I have just found. The name of it is Wendy's Digital Doodling, and what a doodler she is too, creating some superb images, ththis is Tilly on cupcake, just one of them, and she has given it free so that you can enter the challenge she has set. Wendy is also looking for a new DT members so please do pop along and visit her, she has a lovely blog. Tell her Suzi sent you.
I just love this little cupcake Tilly so I've decided to enter her into the following challenges
1. Wendy's Digital Doodling: using Tilly - created by Wendy.
2. SophistiCat Challenge: this week the challenge was set by the newest DT members (Congratulations) Avril. The theme is Brown & Pink + Flowers.
3. Papertake Weekly Challenge: This week the theme is Spots & Stripes.
4. Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge: The theme this week is Brown and Pink, ribbon, glitter and of course a stamped image.
5. La-La Land Craft CMMEhallenge: This week the theme is Ribbons.
6. Incy Wincy Design Challenge the theme this week has been set by the lovely Liz, who is the guest designer, and she has asked for Favourite embellishments. Well I just love flowers and ribbon, glitter etc etc.
7. Simon Says Challenge: The theme this week is All that Sparkles.
8 One Stop Craft Challenge: Theme this week is to Celebrate One Stop's 1 year blogerversary. Congratultions One Stop, here's to many more.

Thank you all so much for visiting me here at my little space, I look forward very much to reading your comments and views.
Suzi xx
DP: MME Wild Asparagus
Image: ~Tilly Cupcake~ Wendy's Digital Doodling
Medium: pro markers
Nestie's oval small
Ribbon: stash
Flowers, brads, sentiment: stash
MS border punch doily lace
Glitter: stash

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 23 Halloween DT Card

This is my DT card for C.R.A.F.T. Challenge which this week has a Halloween or Orange and Black theme. I followed the sketch from Whimsy Stamps Challenge this week and I'm also popping this little card into Stampin' for the weekend Challenge the theme is A Haunting Good Time (Halloween) Thank you so much for taking the time to visit with me, Do come back and see me soon.
Suzi xx

DP papermania Creative tones - Ivory Black
Orange, white & Black card from stock
Image: Digital Delights
Medium: pro markers & Daler Rowney chalk sticks on outer rim of image.
Sentiments comp generated.
Top left hand sentiment was a free download but I cannot remember from where.!! sorry.

Monday, October 26

Last Post Tonight

This is my last post tonight, I have been so so busy over the weekend and having dreadful withdrawal symptoms because I haven't been able to do any crafting at all, so I shut myself off in my little craft room and put up my DO NOT DISTURB sign. I just had to make this card for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge 24: MMSC24 which was such a lovely sketch this week. I also didn't want to miss Simon Says Stamp Challenge: which this week is a Get Well Soon theme. Two fantastic challenge blogs who offer great Tutorials in new techniques. You really should pop over and have a peek, I promise you will not be disappointed.

Thank you for visiting me and I do hope you enjoy browsing my little domain. Please do come back and visit again soon.
Suzi xx
DP: K & Co. Bailey
Image: from Pollycraft

medium: pro markers & staedler water colour pencils
Nesties: labels 1 cut in half for corners & ovals petite
Flowers: petaloo doodles
gems, pearls & sentiment from stash.

The Crafty Pad Challenge 43 my last GDT card.

Hello Friends, This post is rather late due to work & family commitments over the weekend. Just so glad I've got to post this now. This is my last card as GDT member for the Crafty Pad Challenge. I can't believe a month has gone already. It's been an absolute pleasure and privilege to be part of this wonderful blog, the girls have been so supportive and generous in there comments, I really appreciate your belief in me, so glad we are all friends and associates over at the Trimcraft site. This week I've used the gorgeous umbrella stamp & the flourish and leaves stamp, both stamps available from The Crafty Pad for the challenge, which has the Theme of Autumn. Do please pop over and join us this week, we love to see your creations every week. Once again thanks to Debbie & the girls for making me feel so at home for the last month. I have stamped the flourish and single leaf onto the satin wired ribbon with Stazon ink, hope you like it.
Hugs Suzi xx
DP K&Co Bailey
Images: Umbrella & Flourish & Leaves The Crafty Pad
Mediums: Whispers - chalk sticks for oval rim.
Ribbon: by
Oval, hand cut for image on white card

Friday, October 23

Sweet Angel

Made this card for 3 challenges. I received this gorgeous image in a package with some other gorgeous candy from Linda and I just love her, I think she may be a WOJ stamp, but not really sure. I loved following this sketch and one of my favourite colour schemes is pink & green, so I'm quite pleased with the outcome.

The challenges she is entering this week are:
1. Sketch and Stash Challenge 21: I followed the great sketch and my new items are the gold mirror
card and the Designer Double Sided Mat Pad from K&Co.
2. La-La Lands Weekly Wednesday Challenge 9: This week Jane is hosting the challenge and wants SPARKLE, I've used glamour dust on the wings of the image.
3. Whimsy Stamps Challenge: This week the theme is Emboss-abilities. I have used spellbinders Flowers & petals die cuts and embossed them.

Thank you so much for visiting me here at my little domain, I hope you enjoyed your visit and that you will come back and see me again soon.
Suzi xx
DP: MME wild asparagus - K&Co matt pad -create & craft mirror card
Image: unknown ( won it in a candy) possibly WOJ
medium: whisper pens - staedlar water colour pencils - glamour dust for wings
Nesties label 1 & spellbinders flowers & petals
sentiment digital download

Thursday, October 22

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Anniversary

Hi Friends, Sorry I haven't been around much today, the last 48 hrs have been quite hectic what with babysitting my Grandsons, my volunteer work and my computer night school course. I think I've met myself twice coming back from somewhere.!!! Anyway, better late than never, here is my DT Card for our Anniversary challenge over at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 22 this week which has the theme of Anniversary. We are being sponsored by Craft Obsessions who are giving the winner 6 pro markers in the colours of their choice. Wow!! how is that for a prize. We are looking forward to you joining us in the challenge this week.

Click on the links above to take you to the challenge and also to Craft Obsessions who stock a vast range of items for all your crafting needs.

Wednesday, October 21

Little Witch - Halloween

Morning everyone, hope you are all well and happy, as I said last week, we don't celebrate this occasion much here in Scotland, so I'm very limited to stash when it comes to making a card. I used a free image which I honestly can't remember where I found her, so apologies to the giver. She is too cute to frighten anyone so I think she is ideal for a younger trick or treat little person.
I am entering her into 6 Challenges and they are:
1. One Stop Craft Challenge: Theme this week, Halloween
2. Pile it on Challenge: Halloween
3. Incy Wincy Design Challenge: Halloween
4. Cupcake Craft Challenge: Things that go bump in the night (Halloweeen)
5. Colour Create Challenge: The theme this week is Red, yellow, black & white.

Thanks for popping in to visit - hope you come back and see me soon.
Suzi xx
DP papermania Earth Tones
Image: Little Witch ?
Medium: whisper pens
Nestie Labels 1
Ribbon: black velvet from dovecraft
Sentiment- computer

Tuesday, October 20

Bling Bling & More Bling !!

Good Morning All, hope you all have a wonderful day ahead. I'm off out for my fortnightly appointment at the physios, but that only lasts a couple of hours, then I have the rest of the day to craft, yipee....... there are a few blogging friends I need to catch up with , so I am going to spend the afternoon visiting them. I made this card with a few challenges in mind. I received some lovely stamped images a while back from one of my lovely blogger friends and just had to start colouring them up. I have made this card for :
1. Simon Says Challenge: I followed the gorgeous sketch this week from the lovely Domi. Thank you sweetie, it's a gorgeous sketch.
2. Stamp Something Challenge: The theme this week is BLING, well I just love bling, the more the merrier, there is plent of it on my card, thank you girls for a lovely challenge.
3. ABC Challenge: This week the theme is FLYING - Fairy or Butterfly, or anything that flies. I have 4 glittery butterfly's on my project.
4. Flutter by Wednesday Challenge: This week Danni has an open theme, so long as there is her absolute favourite - a fairy or butterfly on your project.
5. Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge: This week the theme is DIG DEEP - use an old stamp or image on your project. The image I have used has been in my to colour box for ages so I do hope it qualifies.

Thank you so much if you have come to visit with me, I do appreciate it. Hope you'll come back and visit again soon.
Suzi xx
DP DCWV pocket full of posies glitter stack & DCWV texture card
Image: really not sure, it could be a Black Penny, if you have it please let me know.
Medium: whispers, pro markers & Sakure Tiara pens
Glamour dust for the edge of the flowers and the butterfly's
Butterfly punch - Tesco
Ribbon: Dovecraft
Nestie: round scallop large
flowers, gems, sentiment from stash.

Sunday, October 18

SophistiCat Challenge 6 Sketch

Here is my second card for today, I haven't made a dl card for ages and as soon as I saw the sketch over at SophitiCat Challenge from the lovely Jan it screamed at me dl,dl,dl.
So here it is.

I chose to stick with earth tones for this one, I love browns & creams. I do hope you like it too.
Suzi x
DP papermania cream tones
brown card from stash
CB embossing border swirls
Chalk stick to colour the embossing
nesties - circle scallops
Sentiment: The Crafty Pad
Button & embellishments from stash.

The Crafty Pad Sketch Challenge 42

Happy Sunday everyone, here is my penultimate GDT card for challenge 42 over at
The Crafty Pad, which this week is a sketch from the lovely Maxine, but it has a twist, you need to make it a gatefold card.
I have used the gorgeous new stamp sets (Umbrella) & (Flourish) available from
Debbie. We do hope you will come along and join us this week. Just to remind you that their is another competition running in conjunction with the weekly challenge for a GDT spot for 6 weeks, there is a free digital download for you to create your project.
If you are lucky enough to win you will be using the same stamps as the Design Team. Wow!! that's some prize.

I am also entering this card into 2 other challenges:

1. The Pink Elephant Challenge: This week the theme is FALL
2. Creative Card Crew Challenge: This week the the theme is Scallops.

Thank you so much for visiting I do hope you have enjoyed your visit and that you will come back and see me again.
DP papermania - Colossal earth tones
Images: Umbrella & Flourish from The Crafty Pad
Medium: LLB ink pad - whispers pens - staedler water pencils
Nesties: scallop squares
Ribbon: stash

Saturday, October 17

Ellie and Mo Cutie

Happy Saturday everyone, hope you are all having a lovely day. Last week I told you about the lovely free digital over at the Crafty Pad Challenge Competition, the challenge prize is a 6 week GDT spot working with the same stamps as the DT and you can enter the competition as many times as you like up until 6pm on October 26th. Just click on the picture above or the crafty pad name and hey presto you will bet there. This is my entry into the challenge. The normal weekly challenge is still being run in conjunction with this Competition.

I have made a scene out of mine so that I can enter it into Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Talent Challenge The theme this week is to make a scene.

I am also entering Ellie & Mo into Incy Wincy Designs Challenge: The theme this week is Animals - any animal of your choice.
Thank you so much for visiting me, I hope you've enjoyed your browse and that you will come back to see me soon.
Suzi xx
DP papermania Inspirations
K&Co recycled Earth tone Card
Image: FREE digital from the Crafty Pad
Medium: whispers pens, chalk sticks for scene
Sentiment: Free from the Crafty Pad
Flower & Ribbons from Stash.

Midnight Madness 1st Blog hop & MMSC23

Over at Midnight Madness Challenge they are having their 1st ever Blog Hop and what a hop it is too. Fantastic prizes to be won and even better go take a look at the Design Teams creation specifically for this hop, they are outstanding, every single one of them. Sadly I've missed the last two challenges due to pressure outwith my control and been so disappointed. This makes up for it, I have come away with so many ideas and tips to last me a long time. I have followed the lovely sketch this week and I am entering the challenge once again. For the Sketch challenge click HERE
Well done girls for all the hard work in putting this together, I for one am very appreciative.

Suzi xx

DP papermania Words - navy blue card from craft shop
Image: Gurlee Girl Cocoa
Medium: pro markers, staedler water colour pencils, Sakura Tiara pens, chalk sticks
Cake Doily to decorate: from local supermarket
Snowflake: K&Co snow swells
CB embossing border Frills
Gems from stash

Friday, October 16

WOW!! Look at Jak's Gorgeous Candy Giveaway

Oh my goodness!!! Jak over at Crafters Kitchen has some wonderful Candy as you can see from the picture above. You need to enter before 30th October to be in with a chance of winning this scrummy machine. So what are you waiting for. To get there you can click on any of the images or on the highlighted area above.
Go right now.

Thursday, October 15

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 21 Recipe DT Card

Over at C.R.A.F..T Challenge this week we have a recipe for you to follow, 1 ribbon, 2 buttons, 3 papers. Most of the Design Team are using the gorgeous digital images from the lovely Sharon over at Willow Designs who is very kindly sponsoring us this week. We had some fantastic entries last week and we hope you will join us again on this challenge.

I am entering this little cutie into 3 other challenges this week

1. La-La Land Crafts Challenge: This week the them is ~Winter/Christmas~ I think this little owl qualifies.
2. Creative Card Crew Challenge: This week the theme is Scallops, I have used scalloped ribbon on my project.
3. Incy Wincy Designs Challenge: The theme this week is Animals, do please pop over and visit, it's a lovely blog but they do need more of us to take part in the challenges, this week they are being sponsored by Simon Says Stamps

Thank you so much for visiting me, I hope you enjoyed your time here and that you will come back and visit again soon.
Suzi xx
DP: Papermanis - inspirations
Image: Willow Designs
Glitter brad: making memories falala
Mediums: whisper pens & glamour dust

Flowers: spellbinders
Ribbon: local haberdashery shop
CB border embossing folder
buttons: stash

A Beautiful Elf

I just adore this image from Pollycraft which is available for a limited time as a digital downloads, I treated myself to three of the limited edition digital images. I can't wait to colour up the other two. Do visit their web site to see the other stamps available. Pollycrafts are celebrating their 1 year anniversary as a challenge blog and are having a great mini blog hop with lots of prizes, so pop along and join them, it was great fun and full of fantastic inspirational DT cards too. These are the challenges that this little cutie is entering.

1. Pollycraft Monday Challenge: Theme this week is Chocolate, Tangerine & Turquoise.
2. Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge: Theme this week is Autumn Colours.
3. The Pink Elephant Challenge: The theme this week is Fall Colours
4. Truly Scrumptious Challenge: I followed the lovely sketch this week designed by Mina and the theme she set is Autumn.

Thank you so much for coming to visit me here at my little domain, I truly appreciate you taking the time. You are always welcome back anytime.
Suzi xx
DP Papermania Inspirations

Image: Pollycrafts Innocence
Mediums: pro markers - staedler water colour pencils - sakura souffle pens - chalk sticks
Ribbon Dovecraft
Embellishments: spellbinders and dovecraft punches.

Monday, October 12

Funky Fairys Altered challenge

I altered this little box that holds my images waiting to be coloured for
The Funky Fairy's Challenge: which this week is to alter something. My images now have a lovely new home to sit in and I must admit it's much prettier sitting on my desk.

Thanks very much for visiting me and I hope you like my little project.
DP: Funky Fairy's Swirls
Ribbon: Dovecraft
Gems from stash.
MS doily lace border punch

Sunday, October 11

2010 Calendar

Happy Sunday everyone. I think I've outdone myself with my recycling this week. I was looking for things to alter and came up with the idea of using the polystyrene base of a frozen 10" pizza, which my hubby and I shared for supper. When you remove the pizza there isn't a mark on the base and it's ideal for the purpose of redecorating. I decided to make a calendar for my GDT spot over at the Crafty Pad challenge this week which is a recipe of 1 ribbon, 2 papers, 3 brads and swirls. I've used one of Debbie's lovely Faith stamps as my image. Do pop over and join us, there is also a free Digital image to enter into the GDT spot. I am also entering my creation into 3 other challenges that my project fall into.
1. Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge: The theme this week is Autumn.
2. Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge: So lovely to see this Fab challenge back with us. This week is a Colour theme of Orange, Brown and leafy Green.
3. Stamp Something Challenge: The theme this week is Brown & Something, you can use other colours but your project has to have lots of brown in it.

Thank you so much for coming to visit, I hope you have enjoyed browsing and please do pop back and see me again soon.
Suzi xx
DP papermania words K&co recycled pad brown tones
Images: Faith and Swirls & Leaves from The Crafty Pad
Medium: Whispers
Swirls: Spellbinders Doodle Parts
Flower Ribbon: Freebie from Magazine
Calendar Tab Anita's
Brads: dovecraft
Flowers : stash

Saturday, October 10

Sweet Sarah Kay

I just love this image, this is the first time I've used her and she is just so cute. I made this card for 6 challenges and took elements from each challenge blog. I am really pleased with the outcome, so thank you to the following Challenge blogs for their inspiration.

1. SophistiCat Challenge: Thank you for the lovely sketch, it was great to follow.
2. Pile it on Challenge: The theme this week is Three Dimensional.
3. Whimsy Stamps Challenge: This week there is a choice of Sugar & Spice or Frogs & Snails, I've chosen sugar and spice.
4. Cute Card Thursday Challenge: The theme this week is so Charming, they would like to see a charm on your project, either shop bough or hand made.
5. The Cuttlebug Spot Challenge: The theme this week is pretty in pink in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) I have used my embossing folder on the inside this week.
6. Charisma Cardz Challenge: The theme this week is a Recipe of 1 ribbon, 3 flowers, 3 papers and 1 charm.
Thank you if you have come to visit me, I really appreciate your opinions and views. I hope you all have a lovely weekend, see you all soon.
Suzi xx
DP Blueberry Hill, Lasting Impressions blushing stripes,
fluorescent pink peel off paper
Image Sarah Kay
Medium: pro markers, copics, whispers
Ribbon - dovecraft
Charm -
CB embossing border Frills for inside the card
Large flower, K&Co Brenda Walton
Small flowers & net papermania
Sentiment: forever friends.
small butterfly punch for inside card.

Friday, October 9

First Ever Halloween Card

OH BOY!! This was a real challenge for me, firstly we don't celebrate Halloween a great deal in the UK as much as our friends across the water do. But hey ho I'm up for the challenge.

Now my next problem, I had No Halloween goodies in my stash except the lovely free digital download from Doodle Palace, and I must admit he is cute. So here is what I've come up with. I found some black and grey paper and proceeded to colour some of the circles with acrylic art paint of purple, orange and green. I printed off a couple of sentiments and used my Pastel chalk sticks to colour them. Cut out some little pieces of black paper for the bats and added black ribbon to give it some definition.
The inside of the card was done using a plastic bag, dipped onto my black, purple and orange ink pads and dabbed onto the card to give it a spooky look. I just drew the little bats this time and added a couple of nesties and black ribbon. The Happy Halloween is from my big squeeze.

I'm giving this card to my Grandson's and I do hope they like it. Here are the challenges.

1. Die Cut Dreams Challenge: Vikki came up with the sketch and the theme this week which is Halloween and a colour scheme of Black, Purple, Orange & Green. There are two prizes up for grabs this week, one from Susie and one from Vikki. You will have to pop over to find out what they are. You won't be disappointed. The DT cards are fab.
2. Simon Says Challenge: This week the theme is Boo!! make a Halloween card or project. Again pop along to see some fantastic examples from the DT.
3. The Pink Elephant Challenge: The theme this week is a colour challenge of Black, orange, purple and white, again Halloween colours and the prize this week is from Betty the Scrap Witch.
4. A Spoon full of Sugar: The challenge this week is to create a Halloween card or project. Once again the prize is just adorable, but you will have to visit to find out what it is.

Well that's all from me just now, it's 2.15 am and I think it's time I popped off to bed. See you all in the morning. Thanks for visiting.
Suzi xx

DP altered papermania
Image: Doodle Palace
Medium: whisper pens, pro markers, soft pastel sticks, Stazon ink pads, colours above
Sentiment: computer & inside big squeeze with moxie alphabet
ribbon from stash.

Thursday, October 8

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 20 Inspiration

Good Morning everyone, I hope you are all having a lovely week so far and of course the weekend is just around the corner, Yipee!!. This is my DT card for the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week, the theme is to follow the colours from the inspirational picture above. Simple as that.

I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday Challenge this week, which was just great to follow, they are also having 2 winners this week, Paula from Pollycrafts and Thea from Kreateja. So pop on over there and take part.
Over at Our Creative Corner Challenge there is a couple of inspirational Journals to help you with your project.
Last but certainly no least we have Once Stop Craft Challenge: and this week the theme is Autumn.

I hope you enjoyed your visit and will pop back to see me again.
Suzi xx
DP papermania & K & co.
Image: Pollycrafts digital cherry kisses remembers
Medium: Whispers pens & staedler water colour pencils
CB embossing divine swirls
Nesti labels 1 for inside
Flowers, button, ribbon, sentiment, brad from stash.