Sunday, February 28

A Special Mother

I'm back with my 2nd post today, I want to show you a very emotional card from me, it's taken me days to assemble. I knew what I wanted to do from following a few of challenge blog themes this week. It was just putting it together that was my problem.!!! Sadly I lost my Mum many years ago ( I was only 14) and since becoming an adult have always bought her a card and her favourite flowers, I keep them up for a few days in my bedroom.

This year is a little different, it's the first time I've ever actually made her a hand crafted card, and I wanted it to be really special. So this is my finished tribute, and I must say I do like the finished article. I'm sure she would too.

The image was just a sketch with no colour on it, I used my pebbles inc green, gold & pink chalks
to give it a vintage look. I then used my olive & burgandy Plaid blending chalks to colour the lace (which was white) the effect is quite striking. I used them to colour the two nesties inside the card which again was plain white card and just didn't match the theme. I will write a message on this, but that's private.

The rest of the embellishments and the recipe can be seen at the bottom of the post.

These are the Challenges that gave me the incentive to create this card:

1. Simon Says Challenge: Vintage with Flowers.
2.Paperplay Challenge: Mother
3. Allsorts Challenge: Mother
4. Digital Tuesday Challenge: Mum
5. Crafty Catz Challenge: Fancy Edge & Ribbon (ribbon is on the Tag)
6. Crafty Cardmaker Challenge: Colour - split complimentary, you will have to pop
over and have a look at the colour schemes available.
7. Tellen's Place: Anything Goes.
8 Abc Challenge: O = One paper
9. Everybody's Art Challenge: Easel Card
10. Polka Doodles Challenge: A shaped card.
11. Stamp Something Challenge: Designer paper, ribbon, button

Thank you to all the challenges above for your inspiration this week.
Hugs Suzi xx
DP: Gold Mirror card for base. K&Co 6x6 Isabella pad to cover
Image: digital sepia sketch from local craft store
Medium: Pebbles inc chalks & Plaid blending chalks
Tag: K&Co
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Lace & Ribbon: local haberdashery store (lace coloured with plaid chalks)
Nesti's: oval small & deckles rectangles large
CB embossing folder script
Sentiment: Cosmo Cricket.

Roshell & Chickie The Crafty Pad Sketch Challenge

Good Morning All, My goodness it's Sunday already and time for another challenge over at
The Crafty Pad. We had some fab creations last week for our brown/blue/cream challenge and it was a pleasure to visit them all. You are such a talented and creative lot of crafters. I am looking forward this week to seeing what you do with our Sketch. Do pop over and have a look at the delicious examples from my fellow Dt friends. It's Amazing how we all have different creations from the same image and sketch.

The Design Team have used one of Debbie's newer creations, available in digital download and clear stamp format. I chose a new baby theme for mine and separated chickie from her Mum to decorate the inside. I'm really enjoying working with Debbie's digital images, there is so much you can do with the
m. Very versatile indeed.

We have some fab news for all our followers - a new Sponsor is coming on board and it's none other than Crafty Ribbons (date to be announced) who have a fantastic selection of ribbons to choose from including Fruit, Baby, Chocolate, polka dots. The array is amazing. Think I can feel a purchase coming on!!!! Go take a look, just click on the link. You can find them on my sidebar too


The prize this week is 1 weeks Gdt for a week, working with the same digital images as the other Design Team Members, or could it be a bundle of ribbons !!!!!!!! we will have to wait and see.

Well that's all from me this morning. I will be back later with a Mothers day card I've been constructing for the past few days. Hopefully it will be finished today.

Have a lovely day everyone. Hugs Suzi x
DP papermania colossal paper pack. (earth tones)
Duck papers: from a swap.
Image: Roshell & Chickie from The Crafty Pad (digital)
Medium: ProMarkers
MS flower punch & papermania small flower punch
Ribbon: Anita's
Nesti's Labels 1
Sentiment: computer.

Prima has something really big coming our way!!!

There are two fabulous prize baskets worth $100 up for grabs. Prima will choose one winner from the US and one International winner.

Here is what you need to do to be considered for the drawing:

-Post about our Big Secret on your blog and include a link to our blog
within the post.

-Add a comment here under this post with a link to your blog.

-You have until Sunday night to enter

If you have done all of the above-you will be eligible for the drawings.

The winners will be chosen and posted on Monday, March 1st!

Just Click HERE to enter

Saturday, February 27

Anya is Optimistically Pink

Good Morning, Hope you are all having a lovely weekend and that the sun is shining where you are. This is my card for
ONE STOP CRAFT CHALLENGE and this week our challenge has been set by the lovely Itzuvit and she wants you all to be...... Optimistically Pink
Pink to be the primary colour of your project.

So I've chosen Anya (shine) to portray my optimism that Summer will be here eventually. Some wonderful papers from Brenda Walton from K&Co and papermania Words, I used my Tag Curler for the first time with the little birthday wishes tag instead of a sentiment. The little flowers are actually cream satin ribbon, I cut the flowers off individually and coloured them with my Promarker pale pink and carnation pink pens. It worked a treat.
Do pop over and have a look at the gorgeous optimistically pink creations from the rest of the Design Team.

This weeks prize is a £10.00 voucher to spend at One Stop Cards Crafts where there is a fab selection of goodies to choose from.

Thank you so much for visiting me, come back and see me soon. I hope you all have a fantastic weekend. Hugs Suzi xx

I've taken some elements from other challenges to create this card and they are:

1. Papertake Weekly Challenge: I've used the fab Sketch
2. ABC Designs Challenge: Are looking for Birthday's this week
3. Crafty Catz Challenge: Want fancy edge and ribbon
4. Cute Card Thursday Challenge: Want Ribbons this week.
5. Creative Inspirations Challenge: Are looking for Monochrome projects.

DP: Brenda Walton K&Co Madeline - Papermania Words -
Image: Greetings Farm Anya (Shine)
Medium: ProMarkers
Nestie deckled oblongs
Martha Steward Loop border punch
Making Memories Tag Curler
Ribbons : local haberdashery store
Gems : Stash

Friday, February 26

It's Black & White + challenges

Hi Folks, Hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend. The snow has disappeared now, oh but it's bitterly cold, that north east wind is blowing a gale. I popped out this morning and couldn't wait to get back indoors to the warm.

I've made this card for a few challenges . I bought a sheet of these images at my local craft store at least 6 months ago - I found them a few days ago whilst on a massive tidy and clean up campaign. Thought this one would be ideal for the following challenges.

1. Fab n Funky Challenge: Are looking for Black & White this week
2. Incy Wincy Designs Challenge: Are looking for Texture on our projects and they are also having a fab Blog Hop which is open until Sunday.
3. Creative Inspirations Challenge: Are looking for monochromatic this week.
4. Tellen's Place Challenge: Anything goes, there is also a free digi this week from Terry's talented Son.
5. Lexi's Creations Challenge: Anything goes this week. Lexi has a little quiz going at the moment, why not pop over and see what it's all about.

Thanks for visiting, do come back and see me again soon.
Hugs Suzi xx
DP: CC signature range (papermania)
Image: from local craft store
MS corner & border punch Lace
Real Lace: local haberdashery store
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment: computer

Thursday, February 25

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 39 - Ribbon & Glitter

Good Morning fellow Bloggers, It's that time of the week for another Challenge over at C.R.A.F.T. This weeks theme is a nice easy one, use Ribbon and Glitter on your project.

We are being sponsored this week by Angela from Toucan Scraps she has some superb kits in her store. I've used some of Angela's gorgeous DP for my card.

I made this for a friend who is quite unwell at the moment so I didn't want to smother it in glitter, the ribbon has lovely glittered gold thread running through it with sweet little seed pearls. I've used a Freebie image from Fred she Said that I got months ago and coloured it with my ProMarkers. My MS new border punch and some Nesti's. It's quite a simple card but I like it, and I'm sure my friend will too.

Thank you so much for visiting me, do pop over and take a look at the other lovely projects from my friends on the Dt. Hugs Suzi xx

Challenges I'm entering:

1. The Pink Elephant Challenge: I followed the lovely sketch but turned it on its side.
2. Pile It On Challenge: This week are looking for a Get Well Soon Project.
3. Creative Card Crew Challenge: Are also looking for a Get Well Soon Project.
4. Tellen's Place Challenge: Have a theme of Anything Goes. There is also a free image from the lovely Terry, so do pop over say hello and tell her Suzi sent you.

Wednesday, February 24

Whimsy Inspirational Blog Spread the Word Candy

Today Denise Lynn has a favour to ask....she needs our help spreading the word about the new Whimsy Inspirations Blog! She would love you to post the badge and a brief bit of info about the blog with links back to Whimsy on your blog. If you do this for her, you can enter into the
Spread the Word candy chance as a way of saying Thanks!

The candy chance will stay open from now until Sunday, February 28th at noon EST. Anyone who helps spread the word about the new blog is welcome to enter for a chance to win! The draw will take place on the 28th for one winner at random to receive.... the above.

It's a fab Blog with gorgeous inspiration work from the DT. So what are you waiting for. Just click on the link Whimsy Inspirational Blog or you can click the Candy Photo.

I send my best wishes to the whole team and wish you lots of success and lots of followers.

Suzi xx

Tuesday, February 23

For Mum

Hello, I've made this card for my Grandson's to give to their Mum for Mothers Day. They helped me design it, they chose the papers, colours and the image. I just advised them on a few extras that could be added. I think their Mum will love it.

They chose Tilda and the colour of her dress from my ProMarkers, I know it's not the right shade of pink but who am I to argue with two 6yr old boys. I showed them my Nestie's , MS punches, spellbinder flowers and they chose what they wanted. They haven't seen the finished card yet. They are coming for Dinner on Thursday I will hopefully get their approval then. I added the balloon and glittered it with stickles and used metallic green thread for the string.

That's me for today, I now need to start my 4 Dt cards for the coming weeks challenges. So I see you all later. Do have a lovely evening.

Hugs Suzi xx


1. Quixotic Challenge: This week the theme is Something for Mother
2. Magical Crafts Challenge: Something for Mother is the theme this week
3. Secret Crafters Challenge: Again it's Mothers Day
4. Totally Papercrafts Challenge: Would like to see some spots. My balloon has spots.
5. Incy Wincy Designs Challenge: This week are having their 1st Blog Hop and the theme for the challenge is Texture.
6. Lexi's Creations Challenge: This week the theme is Anything Goes.
7. Magnolia Down Under Challenge: This week would like to see Easel Cards.
DP: won this in a candy (unknown)
Image: Magnolia Tilda
Medium: ProMarkers
Nesties: Oval plain & oval scalloped
MS Border Punch
MS butterfly punch
Spellbinders Daisy Head flowers & leaves
Spellbinders doodle parts fro swirl
Rosebud from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Pearls, ribbon, brad from Stash.
Other: green metallic thread, balloon EK sticko

Monday, February 22

Thank You Creative Inspirations + Challenges

This is a first for me, REAL STITCHING!!! my hubby heard me talking to my daughter about the possibility of me buying a small sewing machine and hey presto it arrived a few days later. He is such a sweetheart. So after a little practice here is the result. It's not great, but with more practice I'm sure to get better. This is my Dt card for this weeks challenge over at
Creative Inspirations. The theme is THANK YOU, it can be anything you want, a card, wall hanging, decorated box, gift etc. so long as the thank you theme is present.

We are being sponsored this week by Stitchy Stamps from Digital Ink Co. The winner will choose any 3 of there gorgeous Digital Images.

Do pop over and see the wonderful varied creations from the other DT Memebrs, I've used elements from various challenge blogs to create my card, the challenges are:

1. ABC Challenge: 1 paper
2. I love ProMarkers Challenge: I followed the gorgeous Sketch this week.
3. One Stitch at a Time Challenge: are making their Debut on the challenge scene and would like to see stitching on your project. Do pop over and have a peep, it's a lovely blog.
4. Cute Card Thursday Challenge: would like some metal on your project.
5. Stamp Something Challenge: would like to see some Springtime
( I think we would all like to see that)
6.Crafty Creations Challenge: Would like some Stitching.
7. A Spoon full of Sugar: Would like some springtime.
8. Allsorts Challenge: Would like to see a Tag/Ticket on your project.
9. Passion for ProMarkers Challenge: Buttons & Bows please
10. Cute Daisy May Challenge: Are looking for Flowers this week

That's all for now - I love you visiting me - and hope you all come back to see me soon.

Hugs Suzi xx
DP: MME Pretty Please - core'dinations card stock
Image: Hetty Meeuwsen Marianne designs
Medium: promarkers & paper pierced the jacket
Nesties: deckled mega rectangle
MS border punch loops & flower punch & butterfly punch
Ribbon, pearls, buttons & charm - Stash
Sentiment: digital,
Ticket: digital

Sunday, February 21

Teddies do Piano + Challenges

Hi Friends, Hope you are all having a lovely weekend. It's been really cold here the past few days, at the moment the temperature is sitting at -6, so I'm staying indoors and keeping warm.

It's a brand new challenge today over at The Crafty Pad, this week we have a colour combo for you of Brown/Blue/Cream or White. I love this combo, in fact any combo so long as it had Brown in it. We had some lovely entries last week for our sketch challenge and I enjoyed visiting you all very much. This week we have a GDT, the lovely Tracey (lalklady) so do pop over and take a peek at her gorgeous creation and of course not forgetting the regular Dt members, whose work is always outstandingly amazing.

We have all used Debbie's newest digital download of Teddies do Piano, and is also available in polymer format. They are just an adorable little family, I decided to colour the little ones in pink and blue which means I could give it to either a boy or girl for their Birthday.

Thank you so much for visiting, I hope you will come back and see me soon.

Hugs Suzi xx

Challenges I'm entering are:
1. Creative Craft Challenge:
are looking for Music this week.
2. Fab n Funky Challenge: would like to see something for a Child.
3. Crafty Catz Challenge: Charming Bear
4. Charisma Challenge: I've used the lovely Sketch this week and turned it sideways.
5. Totally Papercrafts Challenge: would like to see Spots.
6. ABC Challenge: would like us to use 1 paper.
7. Tellen's Place Challenge: Terry would like to see Birthday's this week.

DP: MME: wild asparagus - brown card stock
Image: Teddies do Piano - The Crafty Pad
Medium: ProMarkers
Nesties: labels 1
CB embossing folder divine swirls
MS: flower punch
Sizzix daisy head die for branch
little teddies ribbon - was white- I used powder blue ProMarker to colour
Gems & sentiment : Stash

Saturday, February 20

One Stop Craft Challenge: Wall Hanging

Good Morning Everyone, Another week has flown by and we are back with another fab theme for you this week over at One Stop Craft Challenge. The theme this week was chosen by our very own Gina, she would like to see you make a Wall Hanging. Do pop over and see the other lovely varied creations the design team have made this week.

Our winner will receive a wonderful ribbon bundle worth £10.00 from the lovely Shelley at
One Stop Card Crafts.

Our Last challenge had some fabulous creations and I'm sure it will be the same this week. I look forward to visiting you all again.

Thanks for popping by for a visit, do come back and see me soon.

Hugs Suzi xx

Challenges I'm entering into are:

1. Creatalicious Monthly Challenge: Want us to ~Create a little Something~
2. Digital Tuesday Challenge: All things Girly this week.
3. The Pink Elephant Challenge: This week would like to see ~Ribbons~
4. Pile it on Challenge: This week would like to see ~Flowers~
5. Incy Wincy Designs Challenge: Would like to see us use ~Punches~ in our projects.

DP: MME Wild Asparagus / Leather paper from Stash
Image: Prairie Fairy
Medium: ProMarkers. glamour dust for wings
Nesties: labels 1
Martha Steward corner border punch Loops
Sentiment: Simon Says MSE Friends
Tea Roses: Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls, ribbons: Stash.
Nestabilities: doodle parts

Simon Says Blog Hop

Hello Friends, Over at Simon Says Stamps Challenge they are having a BLOG HOP in celebration of the new members of the DT. I hopped around on Weds & Thurs and I must say it was great fun, the Design Team cards are just to die for. Every one of their creations are delicious, the theme this week is a recipe of 2 papers- 3 embellishments and 1 Image.

The cherry on the cake is that there are some fantastic prizes to be won, Heidi will be drawing the winner next Thursday so you still have plenty of time to enter. Just click on the link and hey presto you are there.

I think just about everything on this card is new. I was feeling a bit yucky over the weekend and come Tuesday I was climbing the walls - I needed some fresh air and a browse - where did I go - yes you've guessed - my local craft shop!!! well they were having a sale!!! I bought this gorgeous little stamp designed by Hetty Meeuwsen. There are 4 in the collection, I'll show you the other one that I bought in the morning.

I've used two of my new Martha Stewart punches, the butterfly punch and the small flower punch, I bought them on line along with 6 others, well they were on special offer.!! My little tea roses came from Wild Orchid Crafts, and my papers are from My mind's Eye.

My large flower is handmade by me!! I am so proud of it, I bought some beautiful glittery paper flowers pre Christmas made by K&co, but they were quite expensive so I decided to try and make my own. After a few miserable attempts I got the knack of it and after folding my paper like we used to do in school many years ago it worked. I then used my scallop scissors on the ends of the paper to get the effect I wanted. I also added some stickles to give it a bit of glitz. I'm really pleased how it turned out.

Thank you for stopping by for a visit, I hope you will come back and see me again soon.

Hugs Suzi xx

Challenges Entered are:

1. Simon Says Challenge:
This week the theme is a Recipe
2 papers, 3 embellishments, 1 image.
2. I love Promarkers Challenge: This week I've used there great Sketch,
but I did turn it on it's head
3. Incy Wincy Designs Challenge: The theme this week is Punch It Out !!
No girls not that way!! - punches on the project please. hehe!!
4. Pile it On Challenge: Are looking for Flowers this week.

DP: MME pretty please
Image: Marianne Designs by Hetty Meeuwson
Medium: ProMarkers
MS butterfly & flower punches
Tea Roses: Wild Orchid Crafts
Large pleated flower: handmade by me.
button: stash

Friday, February 19

Candy Alert !!!

Wendy From Digital Doodling is celebrating her 10th Wedding Anniversary next weekend,
and has decided instead of a challenge she would have a Blog Candy give away to celebrate.
Someone will win these fabulous Hero Art and Anita wedding
themed rubber stamps. Aren't they just gorgeous.
The Candy is open until March 19th. Do pop over and wish Wendy & Hubby a Happy Anniversary.

Thursday, February 18

Craft challenge 38 - Sketch

Hiya Friends, This week over at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge we are following a sketch from the lovely Eileen.which you will find over at the challenge blog. Our sponsor this week is
The Crafty Pad, where you will find a great selection of digital and clear stamps designed by the lovely Debbie.

I've used one of Debbie's digital images and her name is Roshell, I duplicated her and then reversed her so that I could have two images having a good old gossip. I used ProMarkers on them and my chalks for the sky. I'm loving this DP from sassafras (Serendipity) daisy dots, so bright and cheery. It's still very very cold here in Bonnie Scotland -4 last night. Oh how I long for those warm spring days.

Thank you so much for visiting, I hope you will come back and see me soon, in the meantime have a wonderful day.

Hugs Suzi xx

I am also entering Roshell into the following Challenges:

1. A Spoon full of Sugar Challenge:
This week the theme is Spring Time
2. Stamp Something Challenge: are looking for Cute
3. Pile it on Challenge: want Flowers
4. Incy Wincy Designs Challenge:
Would like you to use Punches
6. Pollycraft Challenge: Would like to see 2 images.

DP: Serendipity daisy dots, core'dination card for mounting
Image: The Crafty Pad - Roshell
Medium: Promarkers & chalks
Nesties: labels 1
MS: flower punch
Buttons: stash
Sentiment: computer

Sunday, February 14

Teddies do Piano - New Release

Good Morning All, Hope you are all having a lovely relaxing Sunday. I'm not great today, woke up with sniffles and sneezes and a headache and thought not again!!! I've had a couple of colds this winter, maybe that little bug is falling asleep and then waking up refreshed and thinking, okay lets hit her again.!!!! Oh how I hate Winter.

Today's challenge over at The Crafty Pad is to follow the sketch drawn up by the lovely Debbie. I've used one of Debbie's new stamps called Teddies do Piano, which is available in digital form and polymer, it comes with a separate sentiment which says,
"When you smile your Heart Sings"

Do pop over and see the lovely creations of my fellow DT members, they are scrumptious.

Don't forget that Debbie has a fantastic Candy up for offer just now (10 clear stamps) and this new release is included. It's open for entry until the 22nd February, just click on the link
HERE for more details.

Hugs Suzi xx

I am entering my card into Digital Tuesday Challenge: the theme this week is Animals.

DP: Papermania simply elegant - core'dinations for mounting
Image: Teddies do Piano - The Crafty Pad
Medium: ProMarkers
Nesties: square scalloped
CB embossing folder Alergro
Buttons- stash
Sentiment: computer

Saturday, February 13

One Card + a few challenges

Hello Friends, I made this card for a few challenges, I've used Tilda but added the hearts to make it look like she is carrying balloons. Thought it quite effective. I've used lots of elements from 8 challenges to create the finished card. So without further ado here are the challenges:

1. Colour Create Challenge: The colours this week are Red, Pink, Chocolate, white/off white.
A lovely colour combo girls. Love them. They are celebrating over at the blog, it's their 1st Birthday, (Happy Birthday Girls) hope you enjoy your Party.
2. Crafty Catz Challenge: Are looking for Buttons and Bows this week.
3. Totally Papercraft Challenge: are also looking for Button and Bows this week.
4. Just Magnolia Challenge: Have a theme of LOVE this week.
5. Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge: love is in the Air - Valentine theme this week
6. Digital-Ink Co Challenge: This week are looking for LOVE, if you enter using one of their stamps you will get two entries and if you used the word WISH you will get 3 entries.
7. Saturday Spotlight Challenge: Want you to use a Household Item, ie, paperclip, doily, bubblewrap etc. At least one non crafting item. Very clever girls, great idea. I've used a silver paperclip and coloured it with my red permanent marker.
8. Pile it on Challenge: The theme this week is To The One I Love.
9. I Love ProMarkers Challenge: This was a monthly challenge blog but it is now running a weekly challenge, isn't that great news. There is a wonderful sketch to follow, and I nearly forgot to put the colour scheme which is pink & brown.
10. Tellens Place Challenge: This week the theme is Valentine, but you must use at least 5 hearts on your creation. There is also a beautiful free digital image to use on your creation, unfortunately my printer is playing up - think I might have to invest in a new one. Some other news from Terry, she is sponsoring her first ever challenge over at Sew Many Cards. Well done Terry. Go girl!!!

Well I think that's about all for now, I'm working tonight so probably won't do any more uploading until tomorrow. Hope you all have a lovely evening, see you all soon.

Hugs Suzi xxx
DP: Papermania Simply elegant -K&Co Brenda Walton Madeline - core'dinations brown card for mounting , red corrugated card.
Image: Magnolia Tilda
Medium: ProMarkers
MS: corner punch
Papermania small heart punch
Stickles used on hearts
Ribbons,buttons,staple,sentiment: Stash

One Stop Craft Challenge - Dt Card + Challenges

Good Morning Friends, Well it's Saturday again and it's time for another great challenge over at One Stop Crafts, this week it's the lovely Chrissie's turn to choose the theme and she had a wonderful sketch for you to follow.

Our sponsor this week is the lovely Jennie from The Artistic Stamper and she has offered this lovely prize to one lucky winner.

Once again I had a great time visiting all those who entered last weeks challenge, beautiful work as always, loved how the theme made some of you peckish!!! funny how the thought of 3 colours (apple green,chocolate,clotted cream) would do this, he he. Hope you will all join in with this weeks challenge too. Pop over and take a peek at the lovely eye candy from the other members of the DT.

I am also entering this into a few other challenges:

1. Quixotic Challenge: want us to TAG it this week.
2. CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS Challenge: are looking for LEFT OVERS, I had a tiny piece of left over lace that I've used in this card.
3. Crafty Creations Challenge: would like to see a FRIENDS project
4. Fab n Funky Challenge: want SHABBY CHIC
5. Stamp Something Challenge: are looking for CUTE, I think the mini Edwin stamp is cute, he is only 5cm tall.
6. Doodle Palace Challenge: are looking for lots of LAYERS

Thank you for popping in for a visit, I look forward to
you visiting me again soon.

Hugs Suzi xx

DP: Laura Ashley Contemporary
Image: Magnolia (mini Edwin with rose)
Medium: ProMarkers
Nesties: labels 1
Ribbon, lace, pearls,flower, brads: stash
Tags: Carla Craft Punch

Thursday, February 11

New Stamp Release

There's a gorgeous new Stamp release over at The Crafty Pad on 15th February. This will be available as a clear stamp plus digi download that will consist of the main image and a seperate sentiment stamp. Debbie has some great new digital downloads & clear stamps already in the store ready for you to purchase NOW.

This one is called Teddies Do Piano. There is also still time to enter the Blog Candy Draw where you could win 10 Crafty Pad Designs Clear stamps, so what are you waiting for just click on the Link and hey presto you are there.

Hugs Suzi xx

CRAFT Challenge 37 - Digital Colouring

Good Afternoon Everyone, This is my DT card for this weeks challenge over at C.R.A.F.T.
We are being sponsored this week by Digital Delights who are generously giving the winner this week a $10.00 gift voucher to spend in the store. The extensive range of images are just fantastic so who ever wins this is one lucky crafter.

Louby Lou kindly sent us some samples of her digi's for the DT to use for our projects this week, and I was so pleased to receive Valentine "Bonnie" she is a real cutie pie. I've colour her using ProMarkers and cut her out so that she could sit on an array of ribbon and lace. The details of my papers etc are below this post if you are interested.

I'm taking the opportunity of entering her into a few other challenges.

1. Simon Says Challenge: The theme this week is All You Need is LOVE.
2. Crafty Cardmakers Challenge: This week it is Digital Delights, use a digital element in your project.
3. Die Cut Dreams Challenge: This week is Have A Heart. Use at least one heart on your project.
4. The Pink Elephant Challenge: Are celebrating their 1st Birthday and are having a blog hop with a challenge of Mushy Gushy Valentine.
5. Digital Delights Challenge: Are looking for Love
6. Cute Card Thursday: Are looking for Love.

Well that's all for me this morning, it's Thursday which means I have all my Grandchildren from school today for Dinner and fun and games. I might get back on later in the evening when they have gone home to Mum & Dad.

Thanks for visiting - it means a great deal to me.

Suzi xx
DP: papermania Love - core'dinations for mounting
Image: Digital Delights: Valentine "Bonnie"
Medium: ProMarkers
Flowers : Prima
MS border punch Lace Doily
Ribbon, lace, brad, charm: stash

Wednesday, February 10

Pepper & Friends

Hiya Friends, This is my latest stamp, it's from Dovecraft and is calleed Pepper & Friends, isn't he the cutest . There is a complete range of stamps, papers, ribbons etc. The stamps are both wood mounted and clear ones. This particular one is wood mounted.

I don't have many animal stamps and I thought he would be ideal for male of female cards. He is entering a few challenges

1. Papertake Weekly Challenge: I followed the great sketch this week.
2. Doodle Palace Challenge: are looking for lots of layering.
3. Allsorts Challenge: want distressing, button & bow
4. A spoon full of Sugar Challenge: Have a recipe this week of 1 pattern paper, 1 embossing, 1 ribbon, 1 bow.

Thank you for visiting - it means the world to me that you take the time to leave comments and words of encouragement on my projects. Hope you all have a lovely evening.

Suzi xx
DP: Laura Ashley contemporary
Image: Dovecraft Pepper
Medium: Promarkers for image Pebbles Inc. glitter chalks for sky and grass.
Nesties, oval small & oval scalloped
CB embossing folder Divine Swirls
Flowers: Petaloo
Gems, ribbon, sentiment from stash
other tools, sandpaper for distressing.
Edging scissors for scalloped edge

Monday, February 8

Creative Inspirations DT card + Challenges

Good Morning Friends, Sorry for the late post of my DT card, I had a hospital appointment and it took longer than I thought. Over at Creative Inspirations Challenge we are asking you to use Red and black as your colour combo and Valentine as your theme. Do pop over and take a peek at the gorgeous eye candy from my fellow DT members. Our sponsor this week is the fab
Craftie-Charlie who is giving the winner a complete set of Basic Grey Alpha stamps. More details can be seen over at Creative Inspirations.

I've used plain card for the basic layering and embossed them using CB folders Script & Swiss dots. The scalloped shape of the black background card has been made using my spectrum shape scissors. It's the first time I've ever tried to colour black hair with my promarkers and I think in hindsight I could have gone a shade darker, but hey ho it's done now.

Thanks so much for visiting and hopefully you will come back and see me real soon.

Suzi xx

Other Challenges:

1. Paperplay challenge: are looking for Love Notes
2. Incy Wincy Designs Challenge: Pink/Black or Red/Black colour combo
3. The Pink Elephant Challenge: Mushy Gushy Valentine
4. Fab n Funky Challenge: Embossing
5. Charisma Cardz Challenge: I Love You
6. Papertake Weekly Challenge: Love Actually
7. Pile it On Challenge: To the one you love

Red & Black standard card
Image: Sugar Nellie Gorjuss girl
Medium: promarkers
CB embossing folders: script & swiss dots
Ribbon & gems stash
Heart brad - dovecraft
Sentiment: stash
Tools: scallop scissors.

Sunday, February 7

Tiny Edwin + Challenges

Hi Everyone, hope you are all having a lovely Sunday, I'm off to work in a couple of hours but I've managed to finish this project and I wanted to show you before I go. I adore this little Edwin stamp.

I won him in a Candy from the lovely Tasha along with another 4 Magnolia stamps, some gorgeous charms and beautiful papers. Thank you sweetie, it's the first time I've had a chance to use him.

The papers I've used were a Birthday gift from a dear friend, I just love the huge roses and the colours are ideal for a masculine card. Full details of items used are below the challenges.

Thank you for visiting, I hope you enjoyed your stay and that you'll come back soon.

Suzi xx


1. Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challenge: are looking for Button or & Bows and of course a Magnolia image.
2. Sohisticat Challenge: are looking for LOVE this week.
3. Creative Craft Challenge: Are looking for Roses are Red.
4. Simon Says Challenge: have an inspiration picture for you to look at, this is my interpretation.
5. Paperplay Challenge: are looking for Love notes
6. Charisma Cardz Challenge: Are looking for I Love You.
7. Totally Papercraft Challenge: have a recipe, 2 papers, 1 image, 3 embellishments. I've used buttons, roses & hearts.
8. Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge: have a Monochromatic scheme this week
9. Our Creative Corner Challenge: would like to see a masculine valentine card or project
10. Saturday Spotlight Challenge: have a Teeny Tiny theme this week, my little Edwin stamp is only 5cm tall and 3cm wide.

DP: Papermania Touch of Teal - Leather paper craft works Black card from stock
Image: Magnolia Tiny Edwin
Medium: ProMarkers
Nesties: 3 sizes of oval scallops
Dovecraft small heart punch
Roses: Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment, button & small heart stamp from stash

Saturday, February 6

Roshell & Eggward, Recipe

Hi Friends, hope you are all having a lovely Sunday, This is my Dt card for this weeks challenge over at The Crafty Pad, we have a Recipe this week for you to follow and it's 3 papers, 2 hearts, 1 fancy edge. I've gone overboard a little, I have two fancy edges and 8 hearts, so long as we see at least what's specified you can of course use your creative license.

I just love this image of Roshell and Eggward, available from the Crafty Pad Stamp Designs blog, Don't forget to enter into the fantastic Candy that Debbie is offering one luck winner, 10 beautiful stamps. The details can be found over on the blog along with my fellow DT's gorgeous creations for you to see.

Thanks for visiting , I love it when you pop in and leave me a comment, it's so encouraging.

Suzi xx

Other Challenges:

1. Saturday Spotlight Challenge:
are looking for Teeny Tiny, my flowers are real tiny

DP: MME pretty please, spring papers
Image: Roshell & Eggward The Crafty Pad
Medium: Promarkers
Nesties oval scalloped & oval small
small heart punch by papermania
MS border punch lace doily.
tiny flowers by prima (pixie emma)
Sentiment: Computer

Digital Doodling Challenge Candy

Thought I'd share this fun challenge that' happening over at Wendy's place, Digital Doodling, the link to this magazine front is on her blog. The prize is two lovely Sugar Nellie Stamps. The competition ends 15th Feb. So go and some fun with Wendy.

These are my three beautiful Grandson's The top photo is Aaron & Ross (twins!!) pretending to be Gran and Grandad by dressing up in our jackets and hats, hehehehe they look so cute.

The second is my eldest Grandson Callum and this picture was taken when he left his primary school last year, these are the awards he received and a special letter from the Scottish Parliament for his endeavours in over coming his disabilities.

The third one is my terrible twosome again, They look like little angels, especially Aaron, with his little hands clasped as if in prayer. I just love them all to bits, and I'm pleased to share them with you.

Suzi xx (Proud Gran!!)

Apple/Chocolate/Clotted Cream !! Yummy

Good Morning Everyone, I hope you are all having a lovely weekend so far.
It was my turn to choose the theme for this week over at One Stop Craft Challenge,
I've chosen a Colour Combo of Apple/Chocolate/Cream. Sounds yummy enough to eat.

The sponsor this week is the lovely Shelley who is giving the winner £25.00 to spend at One Stop Card Crafts. Believe me you will thoroughly enjoy the goodies that are in the shop. I wish you all good luck. Don't forget to pop over and take a look at the other DT's gorgeous creations.

I am also entering my card into the following challenges.

1. Cute Card Thursday Challenge: are looking for Spots & Dots
2. Incy Wincy Designs Challenge: Put your hats on
3. Ooh-la-la-Creations Challenge: Distressing this week
4. ABC Challenge: N = Something new.( my sentiment, flowers, brads all new)

Thank you for visiting , do come back and visit again soon.

Suzi xx


DP: MME wild asparagus
Image: Sugar Nellie
Medium: Promarkers chalks for distressing mount.
Pearls charm stash
Flowers Prima & creative craft
Brad: dovecraft.
Sentiment: Kathy Davis