Monday, November 30

First Easel Card

Hi Friends, hope you are all having a great start to your week ahead. Can you believe it's only 25 days more to Christmas. This is my first easel card and do you know what? I thoroughly enjoyed making it. Think I'm hooked for a while, they do take a little longer but the effect is just fantastic, I'm just loving this shape of card. I am entering it into the following challenges:

1. Tellen's Place Challenge: This is the second week of Terry's challenges and she is one very generous Lady, already she has given away free digital images, candy, surprise gifts and more. Do pop along and become a follower and remember to say Suzi sent you. This weeks theme is RED & GREEN - there isn't a lot of green on my card, but I hope its enough.
2. Just Magnolia Challenge: This is the first time I've had the courage to enter this challenge, I always felt that I hadn't perfected my colouring, still haven't mind you!!! but I'll keep practicing with my new promarkers and I'll get there in the end. This week I followed the lovely sketch that was provided.
3. Pile it on Challenge: This week the theme has been set as Flowers & Flourishes. Another great challenge and some wonderful examples to view from the DT.
4. Lexi's Creations Challenge: The theme Lexi chose this week is Shaped cards, I'm hoping that my easel card is classed as shaped. Once again some great DT work to browse.
5. Crafty Catz Challenge: The theme this week has been set by Suzie and it's Angels or Fairies. I have used Tilda with wings, again not sure if this will be classed as and Angel, but I think she is very Angelic, blowing her heart shaped kisses.
6. The Pink Elephant Challenge: This week the theme is Colour me Wonderful, which means - use your favourite colouring mediums. I've just started collecting my promarkers - think it's 30 I have just now so at the moment this is my favourite medium.

I hope the rest of the week is a good one for you all. Thank you so much for visiting me and leaving such lovely comments, they are very much appreciated.

Suzi xx
DP: Papermanis Signature A Christmas Carol, DCWV Christmas texture card, Christmas carol vellum for scalloped edge

Image: Magnolia Tilda blowing kisses
Medium: Promarkers & Glamour Dust for wings & kisses
MS border punch lace doily
Nesties: oval scallop & oval small
Glitter brads making memories Fa la la
Flowers, Pearls, Ribbon & Sentiments from stash.

Saturday, November 28

Gift Certificate Wallet

Hiya Friends, Made this wallet for the challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge, the theme this week is to make a Gift card holder. My Grandson had bought his Uncle some vouchers for his Christmas so instead of the boring old envelope I gave him this to put his voucher in. I think my Son will be delighted with it when he receives it. The Paper is so scrummy, it's handmade but looks and feels like leather.
Suzi xx
DP: hand made natural paper from Craft Work. Inside is Laura Ashley contemporary
peel off greetings and embellishments.

ChristmasTeacup Baby

I just adore this Peachy Keen stamp, so when following Chelsea's Sketch over at
Crafting life's Pieces Challenge
I thought this was an ideal image to stamp up especially as the theme over at
Doodle Palace Challenge
this week is a pink Christmas card.
Another Christmas theme is from
Charisma Cardz Challenge
Some gorgeous examples from the DT.

As I said in my previous post my Christmas card list is coming down a treat with all these lovely challenges. This is my first year of hand making any kind of card but Christmas has to be my favourite. All that glitter and snowflakes, Santa's, Angels, gems etc I am just loving it.

Thank you for taking the time to visit me and for leaving such wonderful encouraging comments, I appreciate every single one.

Suzi xx
DP papermania sweet nothings - pink linen iridescent paper - naught and nice Christmas
Image: Peachy Keen Stamps - pk 236 winter baby in teacup
Mediums: promarkers - glamour dust & snow tex
Nesties square scallop
MS border punch lace doily
cake doily from tesco dusted with glimmer chalks
Tag - hand made
Sentiment - gem - pearls from stash
snowflake K&Co.

Friday, November 27

It's a Blue Christmas

I'm just loving all these Christmas themed challenges, at this rate all my cards will be complete in a couple of weeks, Yipee!!! made this card for the following challenges:

1. Sketch & Stash Challenge: This week there is another great sketch to follow and I have used my new free digi snowman image and my new silver embossed card stock. Gorgeous work as always from the DT, go have a look.

2. Lexi's Creation Challenge: This is a new venture for Lexi and her 1st fortnightly Challenge, the theme is blue & silver. Lexi creates the most wonderful digital images and has a great DT with some beautiful examples, so pop on over and say Hi to everyone.

3. ABC Challenge: This week the letter is "I" and it stands for Indigo Blue. The DT cards again are fantastic so pop on over and have a peek.

Once again thank you for coming to visit and for leaving such encouraging comments, I treasure every single one of them.

Suzi xx

To visit any of the above blogs just click on their name and hey presto you're there.
DP: The crafters paper library
Embossed silver card for mounting & blue & silver embossed card
Image: Cute Daisy May
Medium: promarkers
Flowers: petaloo
Gems & Sentiment from stash.

Thursday, November 26


Hi again, I would like to show you this little card I made to say thank you to a friend who made me go out for lunch and some shopping the other day. Mind you I didn't need much persuading, I am now convinced she had an alternative motive, guess where we ended up ? yes my favourite craft store, now Jeanie is not into crafting but she kept asking - do you like this - do you like that - what would I do with that piece of equipment. I think she was sussing out what to get me for Christmas. Bless her!!! Anyway this little beauty is entering 2 challenges.

1. Incy Wincy Designs Challenge: This week there is a fab sketch from DT member Liz and an open theme.
2. Stamp Something Challenge: The theme this week is Thank You. A card or gift in fact whatever you like so long as it has thank you on it somewhere. My thank you is on the large flower.

Thank you for taking the time to visit me and thank you also for the lovely comments you leave me to read. They are very much appreciated.

Suzi xx
DP: Trimcraft Laura Ashley Contemporary
Image: Sorry unknown - received in a swap
Medium: promarkers
Flowers: Bobunny
Brads : cardology
Sentiment: papermania
Ribbon: Dovecraft

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 27 Christmas Gifts

Hiya everyone, First may I say Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends across the pond, I hope you all have a wonderful day Tomorrow. This is my DT project for C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week which has a theme of Christmas Gifts. I have twin nieces so I made two boxes the same but with different embellishments. One will contain Chocolate eclairs as you can see, and the other will have Turkish delight. I haven't bought it yet so the bag is empty. Do pop over and join in our challenge this week, the DT have come up with some amazing examples for gifts. We are also being sponsored by Eileen with some fab sentiment stamps.

I am also entering these into The Cute Daisy May Challenge: which this week is Red Xmas.

Thank you for all the lovely comments you leave I really look forward to reading them.
Take care and have a fab day.

Suzi xx
Plain red card embossed with CB snowflake
red glitter card for mounting image.
Image: Cute Daisy May
medium: promarkers & snow tex
Ribbon, brad and sentiment from stash.

Tuesday, November 24

Christmas is Golden

Good Morning Everyone, Posting my last project before going off to the land of nod. I've thoroughly enjoyed my crafting day today, finished 3 projects and one half done. I made this card for 9 challenges. This cute image is called Mrs Tilly Clause and she if a free download so that you can take part in the fab challenge over at Wendy's Digital Doodling. Why not pop over and have a look. I will give you full details of the challenge in the next paragraph. Here are the challenges that Mrs Tilly Clause is entering.

1. Wendy's Digital Doodling Challenge: You have to use Mrs Tilly Clause (Free Digital )
use a sketch from an existing challenge ( at the point you enter) and lastly anything that glitters.
I followed the sketch from Midnight Madness Sketch challenge below.
2. Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge MMSC 29: Another fantastic sketch from Priscilla and the DT work is outstanding once again. Don't know where these girls get their Mojo from but I want some.
3. Crafty Cartz Challenge: This week the theme is Celebrate, you must use the word celebrate somewhere on your project. I felt the outside of the card didn't warrant a sentiment, so I popped them inside.
4. Creative Card Crew Challenge: The brief this week is to use your Favourite Things. I have loads of favourite's but I do love a bit of sparkle and as it's nearing Xmas I seem to be using it more and more, so at the moment it's my favourite.
5. Papertake Weekly Challenge: This weeks theme is Christmas Cracker, it's a bit of an open challenge this week and the girls would like to see your fav Christmas Card.
6. Fab's Big Christmas Card Challenge: This week Fab is looking for some very Ladylike Christmas Cards. Well who could be more Ladylike than Mrs Clause.
7. Whimsy Stamps Challenge: This week the theme is Christmas. Whimsy are also running another challenge using one of their stamps which prizes to give away so pop on over there and find out the details.
8. Ooh-la-la Creations Challenge: The challenge for this fortnight is Monochrome, now that is usually classed as black and white, but you can use different shades of one colour, mine is Gold.
9. Allsorts Challenge: This week the theme is Christmas but with a little twist. You can choose a Carol or a Song theme to interpret your card, my song choice is Walking in a Winter Wonderland.

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit me and for all your lovely comments that you leave me, I really appreciate every single one.

Suzi xx
DP MMW Wild Asparagus & Anita's Pearlescant gold card

Image: Free digital (Mrs Tilly Clause) from Wendy's Digital Doodling
Medium: promarkers skin tones & Gold. glamour glitter
The two pillars are gold ribbon adhered to card the little stars are cut from Sizzix using glitter foam.
Nesties: petite ovals and petite scalloped ovals- Labels 1
Snow Tex for under Tilly's feet
Stamp and peel off from stash.

Monday, November 23

Flourish Calendar 2010

This is my entry into The Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge 59. The theme this week is to make a calendar. Most of this was made from card scraps and bits and pieces in my bits box.
I'm sure my friend will love it, she likes girly things with swirls and gems. Hope you all had a lovely day. Just a quickie for tonight because I want to finish my DT project for Thurs.

Suzi xx

DP: left overs from various projects.
Image: The Crafty Pad (Faith Coy)
Medium: pro markers
Nesties Labels 1
Sizzix Bigz die corner flourish
Calendar tab: Anita's
Ribbon, Gems & Roses from stash.

Poinsettia Card

Hi All, made this card for the Winter Wonderland Challenge which this week is quite an unusual challenge in that you cannot use a Christmas Stamp or Christmas backing paper. Mmm.. I thought, interesting. I bought a sheet of decoupage poinsettia a while back and forgot I had it, found it when I was having a tidy up last week. I used a 6x6 base red card and a sheet of green and white pattern paper which I edged using my MS border punch lace doily. I then added gross grain ribbon to finish it off. The sentiment came with the decoupage sheet. I quite like the finished card and I know it will suit one of my older relatives this Christmas.

Thank you for visiting I hope you all have a lovely week.
Suzi xx

Sunday, November 22

Xmas Tilda

I so love these images, don't own very many but I received this Tilda in a recent image swap so thought she was ideal for the following challenges
1. Susie's Sassy Challenge: As most of you will know Susie just loves pink and sparkle which is the theme for the fortnightly challenge. Do pop over and say Hi, there is a wonderful DT team with great creations to inspire you.
2. SophistiCat Challenge: This is another fab blog to visit, Lisa and the team never fail to inspire and motivate with their challenges and examples. This weeks theme is a sketch from Sem, the GDT member this week.
3. One Stop Craft Challenge: The theme this week was chosen by Paula and she would like to see Snowflakes. (Paula has been poorly this week, hope you are feeling better.)
4. Creatalicious Challenge: I am entering this challenge for the first time. It runs monthly so I kept forgetting about it "sorry" but I've made it this month and again they have some absolutely wonderful DT projects on display, do pop over and have a peek. The theme this month is Christmas Sparkle.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit, hope you all have a lovely evening.
Suzi xx
DP papermania naughty & nice Christmas + DCWV textured card + pink glitter card
Image: Tilda (magnolia)
Medium: pro markers & glamour dust for wings & snowball
Snowflake from local haberdashery store, glittered with pink glamour dust.

MS border punch lace doily
Nestie oval petite
Flowers: petaloo doodles
ribbon, gems & sentiment from stash.


Good morning, hope today is a good day for everyone. This card is for Tellen's Place owned by Terry and a brand new challenge will be held every Wednesday. This is the image that Terry is giving us as a gift. You can use this or any image you wish, I decided to use this one cause I think it's just fab. The challenge this week is Embellishments, flowers, ribbons, glitter etc.
Do pop over and say Hi, she has a great DT team and some gorgeous cards on display. Not only that there is some wonderful Candy up for grabs too. What more could you ask!!! Oops, nearly forgot to tell you that the prize is a choice of a digital image which will never be sold in the store.

Hope you all have a great day.
Suzi xx
DP DCWV words
Image: Tellens Place
Medium: pro markers
Martha Stewart border punch lace doily
Nesties: oval petite small
Sentiment: MSE (Simons Says Stamps)
Flowers Gems & Ribbon from stash.

Saturday, November 21

Christmas in Purple

Well it's the weekend and the weathear is dreadful, heavy rain and fierce winds. I've gotta pop out later and buy some new plates for my big shot, one of them snapped, mind you I've used it so much I suppose it had to happen sooner or later. I made this card for a few challenges and they are.
1. Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge (MMSC28): This week as well as the fab sketch we are being asked to make a Christmas Card.
2. Doodle Palace Challenge: This week the theme comes from Ann who wants us to make a Christmas Card using the colour Purple along with fuzzy ribbon if poss, buttons & snowflakes. Great challenge this week, thanks Ann.
3. Incy Wincy Designs Challenge: The theme this week is Purple and Christmas.
Again an unusual colour combo, but it works.
4. Crafty Creations Challenge: This is my first time joining in on this challenge but I enjoyed trying to incorporate it into this card. The theme this week is Metal/Metallic. I have used metallic back board to mount Tilda and metallic ribbon, of course the sentiment is metallic looking as well.

That's all from me just now - gotta go and get my plates, may even treat myself to some new papers or something. Hope the rest of the weekend is nice for you all.
Suzi xx
DP: DCWV glitter stack pocket full of posies & Daisy/Dandelion picnic patch
Image: Magnolia Tilda
Medium: pro markers, sakura tiara pens, gold glitter for wings.
Martha Stewart border punch lace doily
Gold ribbon papermania
snowflakes from K&Co.
lilac ribbon, buttons, sentiment from stash

Thursday, November 19

Beautiful Elves

These little elves are just so adorable, I bought them as digital images when Pollycrafts had them as a limited edition during their blog hop. The image is called Cherish from the Woodland Elves selection, and it certainly is. I am entering them into the following challenges.
1. Crafting Lifes Pieces Sunday Challenge 10: I have followed the gorgeous sketch by Chelsea.
2. Cute Daisy May Challenge: The subject this week is Touchy touchy and this is my second entry, I have used leather ribbon and velvet ribbon plus that flower is very tactile.
3. Cupcake Challenge: This week the theme is digital, I've used a digital image from Pollycrafts.
Hope the weather is far better where you are, cause it's blowing a gale here and has been raining non stop now for 3 days. Still it has given me a chance to re arrange my crafting space. I may even publish a photo or two. Thanks for visiting, hope you all have a lovely day.
Suzi xx
DP: Papermania Signature A christmas Carol & DCWV Christmas textured card
Image: Pollycrafts woodland elves (cherish)
Medium: pro markers & staedler water colour pencils.
Ribbons: leather & velvet from Anita's, lace ribbon from stash.
Flower & Sentiment from Stash.

C.R.A.F.T. DT card + Challenges

Good Morning, what a night we had last night, storms, gale force winds, rain like I've not seen for a long long time. I suppose that's what happens when you live in the Northern hemisphere.
Anyway Here is my DT card for this weeks challenge over at C.R.A.F.T. we are asking you to take inspiration from the picture posted on the C.R.A.F.T. Challenge blog. You also have the option of downloading the gorgeous free digi that I have used on my card to take part in this weeks challenge, courtesy of (Claire) Hope Jacare who is our Team Leader and a very talented lady indeeed. Claire is sponsoring the challenge this week with a fab prize of her Christmas digi Doodles and some Sakura Metallic pens and a surprise gift too. Wow!! how generous is that. So pop on over and take the opportunity of winning this fab prize.

I am also entering my card into the following challenges:
1. Stamp Something challenge: I followed this weeks great sketch from Ann who is the Guest designer this week.
2. Cute Daisy May challenge: This weeks theme is Touchy touchy, texture, I used snow tex for the top of the post box and underneath the snowmen.
3. Creative Inspirations challenge 36: which is Sparkle this week. I've used glitter red card and a sparkly snowflake.
4. Cupcake Craft Challenge 66: This week they are asking for a digital image, I've used Claire's image for my project.

Thank you so much for visiting me again, I do hope you had a nice time and please come back and see me soon.
Suzi xx

DP: freebie from Magazine, Red glitter board from stock
Image: Claire at Hope Jacare digital
Medium: staedler water colour pencils & whispers pens
CB embossing folders : Snowflake and sledging
Snow tex for snow effects
Nesties oval and labels 1
Snowflake: K & Co. falala
Ribbons, buttons & sentiment from stash

Just one of the prizes this week from Claire, there are also Sakura pens up for grabs and a surprise gift.

Monday, November 16

Retro Lady

Good Morning, well it's 1.40am here and I've just finished this card for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge: MMSC27. I bought a set of three of these images a couple of weeks ago and thought I would use this one called Serenity. I've used the rose stamp that came with her to accent the corners. I didn't want to over decorate this card so have kept it quite simple but I think it's very striking with only three colours of Gold Black & Red. Thank you so much for popping in to visit me. I hope you will come back and see me soon.
Suzi xx
Black Card, large gold label card & red glitter card.
Image: Serenity from
Medium: pro markers skin tones, staedler water colour pencils, sakura tiara pens
spellbinders doodle parts accents
ribbons from stash.

Friday, November 13

Christmas Style Calendar

Hi Friends, Thought I would make something a little different today, think it has that Christmas feel, but can be used all year long because it is a calendar/wall hanging for 2010. The size is 20cm x 20cm so it's a nice size. Don't know about you, but I love decorating my home at this time of the year with sparkle, wreaths, tinsel etc, but hate taking them down. So I will hang it in my craft room and be reminded of Christmas every time I use it. I am going to enter her into 6 challenges and they are:

1. Crafting Life's Pieces Sketch Challenge: I just love visiting Chelsea at her blog, the creations she makes are just adorable, she is also the designer and maker of Gurlee Stamps, the stamps are all gorgeous and I've used Gurlee Girl Cocoa and followed the great sketch this week.
2. Sophisticats Challenge: This week is was the lovely Lyn's turn to pick the theme and she chose Wings. I have 6 little glitter butterflies on my project.
3. Cute Card Thursday Challenge: I just love the theme this week it's Glitter me Silly, ask no more there is plenty of glitter on my project. I just love it.
4. Fab's Big Christmas Challenge: I've only recently discovered Fabs blog but it's a lovely one, this week you have a choice of 3 or you can combine them all together. Diva, hanging card, wavy frame. Not sure if my entry will qualify as it's not strictly a card it's more of a gift. Anyway
Fab I'm sure you will let me know. I enjoyed joining in.
5. Creative Inspiration Challenge: This week the theme is New or Neglected. I have used my new DCWV paper stacks and my new ribbons.
6. La-La Land Craft Challenge: The theme this week is to Get Punchy, use your punches in the challenge or if you don't have a punch then die cuts will be acceptable. I've used my Martha Stewart lace doily border punch and my small butterfly punch.

I've enjoyed all the challenges this week, so different and inventive. Thanks to all above.
Remember if you want to visit any of the challenge blogs just click on the name.
Thanks for visiting see you all soon
Suzi xx
DP DCWV posies, DCWV christmas texture card, red corrigated card from stash.
Image: Gurlee girl Cocoa - from Gurlee Girl Designs
Medium, pro markers, staedler water colour pencils, glamour dust
Calander tab from Anita's
MC border punch lace doily - small butterfly punch
Nestie oval
Ribbons from local haberdashery shop.
Gems from stash.

Red White & Snowy Christmas

Hello Friends, I made this card to cover a few challenges. When I saw this lovely Santa from Digital Delights I just had to colour him in and use him for this project. There are so many wonderful challenges this week on my favourite season of the year, I just love Christmas, I've always loved it but even more so now that I have Grandchildren. I always made Christmas special for my own children but now can take the time to make it even more special for my Grandchildren, so all these lovely challenges that include snow, Santa, merry & bright etc etc are just up my street. I have made this card for 5 challenges, just the colour gets me in the Christmas mood, red white green glitter etc. So here are the challenges that Santa is entering:

1. Die Cut Dreams Challenge 22: The lovely vikki has come up with a great sketch this week and a theme as well of Snowy. I've followed the sketch and added snow tex under Santa's feet. Hope you and Susie like my effort.
2. Doodle Palace Challenge: Laura who won the challenge a couple of weeks ago has chosen the theme and it is a Red & White Christmas Card, you can follow her sketch if you wish but it's not necessary. Thank you for the theme it's just great.
3. Cupcake Craft Challenge 65: The theme this week is Snow Much Fun, the challenge is to produce snow somewhere on you project, my snow is under Santa's feet.
4. Charisma Cardz Challenge 45 : The theme this week is Merry & Bright, to help you along with your Christmas Cards, I think Santa is always merry & bright.
5. Papertake Weekly Challenge: The theme this week is Digisparkle, and the sponsor this week is just fantastic, they are being sponsored by none other than Digisparkle and the prize is one month of free downloads of their fab digi images, now how cool is that. All you have to do is have something Digi on your project and something sparkly. I've used sparkly ribbon and sparkly stars. Hope that's okay girls.

I've really enjoyed these challenges because I love Christmas, I am really looking forward to it. Hope you all are too.
Suzi xx
DP: None Used a 6x6 red card and embossed it using CB snowflake folder
Image: Digital Delights (gorgeous)
medium: pro markers & Sakura Tiara pens
Snow Tex (what a wonderful invention) for under Santa's feet
Nestie's oval & labels 1
Ribbon: from local haberdashery store
Glitter peel offs from Ebay
Sentiment: computer generated by me.

Thursday, November 12

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 25 DT Card (Recipe )

Good Morning everyone, hope you are all having a fab week so far, This is my DT card for C.R.A.F.T. Challenge which this week has a recipe of 1 ribbon, 1 tag and 1 sentiment. A nice easy challenge, I chose to make another dent in my Christmas Card List and I wanted to keep the colours traditional as this will be going to an older relative who is quite traditional, bless her, she can't be doing with all this modern stuff "her words not mine". The paper is absolutely gorgeous, my daughter gave it to me as she had lots left over from last Christmas, I don't know the name but I know she got it from QVC I used glitter on the stars just to lift it and give it a bit of bling.

I love the image, it was a digital sheet bought from my local craft shop and I used 3 of my scallop nesties to give it some dimension. I cut the tag from a piece of white card, I used the same paper to cover it and printed the sentiment from my computer. The little snowmen on the inside are from Anitas Xmas collection.

Thank you so much for visiting, I do hope you will come and join us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week. We are being sponsored this week by the lovely Donna's Den of Crafts and the prize is a gorgeous bundle of Christmas goodies.

Suzi x

Tuesday, November 10

Thank You

Wohoo!! my second card. It seems like it's been ages since I had the day to myself just to sit and browse and play around in my craft space. There are some great challenges in Blog land this week, I made this card to cover 6 of them. I bought this stamp a couple of weeks ago and it's the first time I've had a chance to colour her up. I think she is so.... cute. The challenges she is entering are:
1. Simon Says Challenge: The theme this week is Thanksgiving or a Thank you card.
2. Incy Wincy Designs Challenge: The challenge this week is Thank You.
3. Pile it on Challenge: The challenge is Fall and to use a leaf or leaves somewhere on your project and of course it must be entered in at least one other challenge.
4. The Pink Elephant Challenge: This week the theme is Be Thankful.
5. Truly Scrumptious Challenge: There is a fab sketch to follow with a recipe as well of 3 flowers, 3 brads and 3 gems/pearls.
6. Whimsy Stamps Challenge: This week they want to see water colours used on your project, it can be pencils, sparkling H20's, paint brush and ink etc.

Thank you so much for popping in to visit, I do hope you will come back and visit again soon.
Suzi xx
DP K&Co Bailey K McKenna designer pad
Paper Cake Doily from Tesco: packM of 20 (99p)
Image: Sarah Kay Country Style
Medium: pro markers for skin tones & staedler water colour pencils for rest of image.
Dovecraft chalks to colour in paper cake doily
Leaves from an old Chrismas table arrangement, I used stickles to glitter them
Flowers, brads, gems & sentiment from stash.

Monday, November 9

Altered box & Card set

Hi Friends, I made this gift set to cover a few challenges, but it is also going to a friend quit e soon when her birthday comes along on (Xmas Day!!) The box is 12cm in diameter about 4 x 4 inches, it belonged to one of my Grandsons who got it with a happy meal from you know where, they are twins so have two of everything and I was looking for a box to alter and they said I could have one of their boxes, so sweet until I heard one tell the other that the game was rubbish anyway. Little Monkeys that they are. It was just the right size for some lovely fruity sweets. I quite like the finished set. The challenges they are entering are:

1. Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge: This week the theme is a Festive Box, my friends birthday is Xmas Day so although it's for her birthday, it is a celebratory box. Hope that's okay.
2. Quixotic Challenge: This is a brand new challenge blog and it 's the very 1st challenge which has the theme of Birthday's. You have all done a marvelous job girls well done.
3. Pollycraft Monday Challenge: This week the theme is anything but a card, I know I've made a card but I would like to enter the box if that's okay girls.
4. Sketch Saturday Challenge: I followed the sketch this week from Debbie, great sketch hun, love the layout of it.
5. Stamp Something Challenge: This week there is a recipe to follow, 1 ribbon 2 papers 3 embellishments.
6. Allsorts Challenge: This week we are being asked to bring out the bling. It's quite difficult to see but the paper is all sparkly and I've used Sakura tiara glitter pens on my images hat and scarf. I hope you have enjoyed your visit and that you will pop back and see me soon.
Suzi xx

Recipe: DP DCWV pocket full of posies DCWV textured card
Image: Gurlee girl cocoa from Crafting life's pieces
Medium: pro markers & water colour pencils, Sakura Tiara pens
Nestie's small ovals - spellbinders doodle parts & Daisy heads all made from DCWV papers and emossed.
Lace ribbon: local haberdashery store
Brads: the paper company snowflake pearlised.
Ribbon sentiments pearls and tag from stash.

Saturday, November 7

Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge 15

Here is my card for the challenge over at Peachy Keen Stamps Challenge: I followed the lovely sketch that they had this week. There are some adorable examples from the DT so pop on over at say hi to Kathy and the team. I've used the Peachy Keen stamp PK-236 Winter Baby in Teacup. Isn't she just a wee cutie.

Thank you for visiting me, hope to see you again soon.
Suzi xx
DP DCWV words DCWV textured card Dovecraft hand made wood free paper
Image: Peachy Keen Stamps - pk-236 Winter Baby in Teacup
Medium: pro markers & Sakura Tiara gold
Nesti scallop round
accents: spellbinders Doodle Parts
Brad: making memories Falala
Flowers & ribbon from stash

Friday, November 6

Stamp Something For Jaimie

This card has been made specifically for Jaimie Cates and her Father who sadly lost his Wife and Jaimie her Mother to a senseless act of Random Violence in their own home. 4 Teenagers broke into the family home and killed Kim Cates and wounded little 11yr old Jaimie. Over at
Stamp Something Challenge Blog they have a challenge that invites you to make a card for Jaimie and her Father to show some love, which this child and her Father are going to need in abundance . The theme is 1 ribbon, 2 papers, 3 embellishments. I really can't say much more but as a Mother and Grandmother my heart goes out to this little girl and her Father who have a long road ahead of them without someone they loved very much. All the details of where to send your card are on the blog.

You can also enter your card into Stamp Something Spread the love for Jaimie blog.

Please Please, make a card for this little girl and help her in the healing process which should not be necessary at this time in her young life.

Suzi xx
DP a gift from Pile it on challenge blog & DCWV textured card
Image: a gift from Wendy's Digital Doodling (thank you Wendy)

medium: pro markers & pebbles inc chalks, sakura Souffle pen & sakura tiara glitter pens
Nesties Labels 1

Spellbinders Doodle Parts
Flowers, brad, charm ribbon, sentiment from Stash