Sunday, May 30

Hot and Spicy Tilda

Hello my lovelies, Hope you are all having a great weekend. I wanted to show you my card and ask your opinion too please on the skin colour.

I took my inspiration for this card from Just Magnolia challenge. They wanted hot and spicy this week. I was thinking food colours such as cardamon, saffron, cinnamon, green peppercorns etc

I asked my Daughters opinion on what colours to choose and she came up with the idea of colouring a little Asian Tilda. I must say I was a but stumped as to what skin tones to use, but I'm always up for a challenge and this is the end result. I used Dusky pink, blush and oatmeal.

I'm quite pleased with the result although the cheeks area hasn't been as prominent as I'd have liked. It's something I can work on.

I am entering her into the following challenges:

1. Just Magnolia Challenge: are looking for hot and spicy this week

2. Sketch and Stash challenge: I followed their lovely sketch - turned it on it's side. My new stash is my Marianne creatables, flowers and swirls. Also my new ribbon from Fantastic Ribbons. This is the first time I've used this Magnolia stamp too.

3. Magnolia Down Under Challenge: This week are looking for flowers.

4. One Stitch at a Time Challenge: Are looking for something new. My stamp, my Marianne Creatable flowers and my Ribbon are all new.

5. Stamp Something Challenge: Have a recipe this week of Tag, Ribbon, Bow and DP.

6. Passion for Promarkers challenge: Are celebrating their 1st Anniversary with an open theme and some fantastic prizes from lots of wonderful sponsors. They have also announced the new DT members this week, boy are we all in for a treat when they make their Debut.

7. Creative Craft Challenge: Are looking for Ribbon & Bows this week.

8. Incy Wincy Designs Challenge: Are looking for you to Button up.

I think that's all for me for today, but I'm sure we will catch up tomorrow.

Suzi xx


DP: K& Co. Roam - DCWV texture card for mounting
Image: Magnolia Tilda
Medium: Promarkers
Nestie's: labels 8
Flowers leaves & swirls : Mariannes creatables
Tag: hand made
Sentiment: computer
Button & bow: stash
Brads: Dovecraft.

The Crafty Pad - DT card + challenges

Good Afternoon, well it's typical bank holiday weather here today, rain and more rain, so there is nothing else for it but to stay in my little craft room and create.

Today sees another new challenge over at The Crafty Pad, and this week the theme is a Male card and as Fathers Day is just around the corner I've made this for my Grandsons to give to their Dad. They chose the colours for his outfit and the little embellishments.

Now I'm not great at male cards, but when you have the right image it makes it so much easier.
I'm using Albert digging in the garden from The Crafty Pad, I've coloured him with promarkers, used my MS lattice punch to create a fence and my cricut for the words.

Our Sponsor this week is Crafty Sentiments who are very kindly giving one lucky entrant the chance of winning this adorable stamp (Sitting Amy). Don't forget that if you use one of Debbie's images from the Crafty Pad Stamp Designs then you will be entered into the draw twice.

Have you seen the huge Candy challenge over at The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs where there is a multitude of fantastic prizes to win, it's started and closes on 24th June. Just click on the link to see the gorgeous candy up for grabs.

I am also entering this little chap into the following challenges:

1. Crafty Catz Challenge: The theme this week is The Boyz are Back.

2. Pile it On challenge: This week the theme is Eat your Veggie's. ( my interpretation) Albert is digging up his veg so he can eat them.

Thank you for visiting, do come back and see me soon.

Suzi xx

Creative Inspirations Challenge DT card + challenges

Good Morning, hope you are all having a wonderful holiday weekend. It's Sunday and that means there is a new challenge over at Creative Inspirations. This week it's the lovely Tracy who has chosen the theme and she has gone for "Stitching" real or faux.

I've gone for faux stitching for the simple reason, my stage effect was built in pieces and I didn't want to take the chance of ruining it with off line stitching. I've used the adorable little ballerina mice digital image from Prairie Fairy and coloured them with my promarkers, I've also glittered the bottom of their tutu's but it hasn't come out in the photo.

My inspiration for the card came from two challenge blogs this week. Simon Says & Digital Tuesday. I'm entering both their challenges and the details are below.

I would like to take this opportunity of welcoming our New DT Memebers - Corry - Merkkari and Debs. Welcome girls, I'm looking forward to working with you all. Do please pop over and see the delightful debut projects they have created and say a big Hi.

Our sponsors this week is the fantastic Whimsy Stamps, who have a wonderful selection of rubber stamps and lots of other gorgeous crafty bits and bobs. Do go take a peek.

We are also being sponsored by the adorable Stef (Glitterbabe) who is a wonderful artist in her own right and a dear friend, she is giving one lucky winner a chance to choose a couple of her digi images

That's about it for now, though I will be back later with another DT card to show you.

See you later. Suzi xx

Other Challenges:

1. Simon Says Challenge: This week the theme is Pink or Blue with Green & Brown.

2. Digital Tuesday Challenge: The theme this week is Cute People. ( I sure hope this qualifies - I know they are mice but oh boy are they cute)!!


DP: K&Co Roam
Image: Ballerina's - Prairie Fairy Designs
Medium: Promarkers & glamour dust
Punches: CB accents - Xcut scallop
Nestie's oval small & oval scallops
CB embossing border
Ticket & Sentiment: Imaginisce
Flower: rescued for an old posy and redesigned by me
Ribbon: local haberdashery store.

Saturday, May 29

One Stop Craft - Pearls & Swirls - Dt card + challenges

Good Morning my lovelies, Saturday morning means just one thing to me, it's time for another wonderful challenge over at One Stop Crafts. This week it was my pleasure to have chosen the theme which is PEARLS & SWIRLS. I also want to say that you MUST pop over to the Blog and welcome all our lovely new DT members - and boy do they have some wonderful eye candy for you to browse. Utterly amazing.

We are being sponsored this week by Wink Wink Inc who have a delicious array of digital images for you. Do pop over and take a peek.

I've chosen to use my House Mouse stamp because I'm entering this into the fab Blog Hop that's going on just now. My papers are from MME, my swirls are sizzix bigx accents #8, I will tell you the rest of my recipe for the card at the end of the post.

In the meantime I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

1. House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge: This week the theme is Farewell/Goodbye and the girls n guys are having a marvelous blog hop to welcome their new Design Team Members. So do pop over and say Hi to everyone.

2. The ABC Challenge: Are looking for V = Vintage this week.

3. Passion for Promarkers Challenge: Have a n open theme this week, and it's their 1st Anniversary, so they are celebrating big style with some wonderful prizes from some awesome sponsors. Do pop over and take part.

4. Creative Card Crew Challenge: Are looking for a colour combo of Pink & Green this week

5. One Stitch at a Time Challenge: Have a theme of Furry Friends this week.

6. Crafts and Me Challenge: This week are looking for Distressed projects.

7. Creative Inspirations Challenge: Are also looking for Distressed this week.

Thank you so much for your visit, you all know how much I appreciate it. Please do come back and visit any time.

Hugs for now Suzi xx

: MME Wild asparagus & Papermania Signature linen paper
Image: House Mouse
Medium: ProMarkers
MS Border punch lace doily
Flowers: Dunhelm edges with baby pink promarker and stickles frosted lace
Pearl brads: Prima
String pearls & Lace: local haberdashery store
Ticket & Sentiment: computer

Friday, May 28

Prairie Fairy Fun Fridays - DT card + challenges.

Good Afternoon Peeps, Woohooo.!.... it's the weekend again!!! aren't the weeks just flying in, a few days and we are into June.

It's Friday and that means it's time for a new challenge theme over at Fairy Fun Fridays.
The week our Fairy Queen has chosen an inspirational photo for you to interpret. You can of course make anything you choose, it doesn't have to be a card, in can be altered art, wall hanging etc. the choice is yours.

I had a wonderful time visiting all your beautiful Tent cards this week, and look forward to coming over and seeing your new creations.

I've chosen to use Roberta's beautiful image called "a helping hand" available Here and coloured it with my promarkers, the little flower arrangement is hand made using scraps of papers, wire vellum for the leaves and a punched heart. If you haven't been over to Prairie Fairy Designs and have a look at all the beautiful images created by Roberta, then I urge you to do so, they are all magnificent.

Do pop over and see my fellow DT members creations, they are wonderful and full of inspiration.

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

Suzi xx

Other challenges I'm entering are:
1. The Pink Elephant Challenge: are looking for Orange to be the main focal point of your creation ( I've used burnt orange DP - orange on the dress - and orange roses.

2. Crafts & Me Challenge: are looking for distressing this week. I've distressed the DP and chalked the lace with brown and blue to distress it.

DP: K&Co Bailey - DCWV texture card
Image: Prairie Fairy Designs - Helping hand
Medium: Promarkers
Nesites: oval small - oval scallop
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon & Lace - local haberdashery store
Pearl. E. prima

Thursday, May 27

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge Blog Hop Winners/ New Challenge

Good Morning Fellow Bloggers
WOW!!! what a great response we had to our Celebration Blog Hop last week, thank you so so much for all your wonderful creations and for making this a very successful hop, cant wait until our next one.

The C.R.A.F.T team hope you all enjoyed our Blogaversary blog-hop immensely - as we did!
All the Team knew the sentence was:- 'Crafting with paper, pencil, scissors, inkpads & embossing-powder is GREAT & !'
(embossing-powder was treated like one word as was 'inkpads, & ) and
so, because it was meant to be a bit of fun, we've not been strict and we've included all variations of the sentence and those who missed the '&' and one who found 'great' but didn't formally include it because they thought there were then too many words! We have 19 correct answers and the randomly chosen winner is.......
Jacky !! Your lucky Girl !! (I'm so jealous!!) lol Enjoy your prize sweetie

Woohoo !! and this is the wonderful prize you have won

A gorgeous Tag- Book Kit by Quick Quotes will be winging it's way to you. Do Email CRAFT your snail mail address so that the lovely Rosemary Merry can send your prize to you asap. Now for my Candy winner who will receive 3 digital images of their choice from the lovely Debbie over at The Crafty Pad stamps design is:
Now I'm not into Random Org: (I don't know how to work it) so I put all 55 names into a bowl and my twin Grandsons (Aaron & Ross) picked a number each then my eldest Grandson (Callum) picked the winner and that was ................
Drum Roll ...............................

Congratulations Lorraine: Please email Debbie (Here) on your choice of images. To see all the other WINNERS from the Blog Hop please visit the C.R.A.F.T. challenge blog

Now onto this weeks challenge which is a fab colour combo of Blue & Green

Here is my interpretation of the colours

I've used my Sarah Kay image (which is one of my favs) coloured her with my promakers
Ive used some gorgeous wired organza ribbon for the huge bow. flowers from a posy I dismantled and tinted them with my promarkers, little miniature buttons (they were white and didn't match my colour scheme) so I used Apple green promarker to colour them. I had a white dragonfly (white) so guess what, yes I used my baby blue promarker to colour it too. I don't know what I would do without them.!!! so versatile. The other items on my card are listed below.

I've had a fab week so far, the weather has been kind. I've been on time for 2 hospital appts, 1 Doctors appt. 1 Opticians appt. I've had 2 BBQ's, and today I'm having my Grandson's for a sleep over, and it's only Thursday. WOW, what a week so far.

Well that's all from me for just now anyway. Thank you so much for visiting, hope you enjoyed your stay and that you will come back and see me real soon.

Hugs for now. Suzi xx

Other Challenges I'm entering are :

1. Passion for ProMarkers challenge: Have an open theme this week and are celebrating their 1st Anniversary this week with a Huge and I mean "HUGE" amount of prizes from some very generous sponsors. A Very Happy Birthday Girls. Here's to many more years.

2. Incy Wincy Designs challenge: Are looking for BUTTONS this week

3. Creative Craft Challenge: Would like Ribbons/Bows this week

4. Crafty Creations Challenge:
Would like you to use your favourite image this week


DP: Papermania - Flowery DCWV Texture card
Image: Sarah Kay - Spring Blossoms
Medium: Promarkers
Nestie's: Oval small - Oval Scallops - circle small - circle scallops
MS branch punch
Sentiment: Justrite
Dragonfly: Great Expressions
Flowers, buttons, pearls - Stash

Lili of the Valley - 2 day Blog Candy

Hey Stampers - just look at this, Lail & Lisa from Lili of The Valley are giving us the chance to win some utterly beautiful stamps via Lili of the Valley Challenge Blog.
I only discovered these stamps at the Craft show at the SECC in Glasgow a couple of months ago where I treated myself to 4 of their beautiful designs.

But I would love to have more so they are on my wish list!!! which is getting longer by the minute.

I've copied the post below: because Jacqui is better at describing this fab candy than I am.

Tuesday 1st June is the date for the fabulous new release from Lili of the Valley, there are 12 new designs – 4 Dressing Up Girls, 4 Boys, 2 Babies and 2 Get Well Designs, they will also be reducing Overseas Postage to £3.5o and orders of £25 will get free shipping from 1st June.

As an extra special promotion the really generous and sweet Lisa and Laila have given us a whole set of the new release to offer as candy to one of our lovely followers, this candy is open from Thursday 27th May until Midnight on Saturday 29th May so you only have 2 days girlies. All we ask you to do is post about this gorgeous new release and link back to here on your blog . Best of luck to you all and a big thanks to Laila and Lisa.

So what are you waiting for, just click on THIS LINK and you'll be there.

Hugs Suzi xx

Monday, May 24

Woohooo!! It's Stef's Birthday Candy

Good Morning - I just had to write a post and let you all know that it's Stef's (aka-glittterbabe's)
Birthday on Thursday and she will be 35 AGAIN!! + VAT of course (value added tax) lol. This is the wonderful candy that is up for grabs for one lucky person. The Candy is open until May 28th.

It's okay Stef, I've been 39 for the last xx years. Well in my brain I am, it's only the body that's a little older. Happy Birthday sweetie, I hope you have a wonderful day.

Birthday Hugs. Suzi xx

Sunday, May 23

Stamp Something Hop and Inky Impressions

Hi Girls, well I've had a lovely morning out in the garden but it's way too hot to stay out, I'll end up frazzled. I made this little card for a couple of challenges.

I wanted to tell you about these silk flowers. I bought a couple of bunches of these yesterday at Dunhelm, there are 25x3 tiered flowers in each bunch and about sixty of the tiny ones all for the price of £1.49. Well I thought!!! I can do something with them. I did. I dismantled them and used my promarkers on the tips and on the little buds which I have glued on as brads. Aren't they adorable. The nice thing is I now have flowers to match any colour I'm choosing as the base for my cards.

The two challenges that inspired this card are:

1. Stamp Something Challenge: Are having a Birthday Celebration Blog Hop this week as well as their normal challenge and the theme is 2 of something. I've used two Inky Impression stamps and two flowers. Happy Birthday Girls.

2. Inky Impression Challenge: This week the theme is to choose 2 letters of the work Flowers, I've chosen F = Flowers & R = Ribbon. it's a wonderful combination so pop over and choose the two items you would like to include. This is my first time joining in on the challenge and I've used Lili's secret and Angelica's heart socks. I love these images, they stamp so well, nice and clear and clean.

Well I think that's gonna be all from me today cause I'm working tonight and need to go organise myself soon.

Hugs for now, see you all tomorrow.

Suzi x

DP: Papermania Blueberry Hill DCWV texture card
Image: Inky Impressions Lili's Secret & Angelica's heart socks.
Medium: Promarkers
Nestie's Square scallop
MS punch ferns
Flowers: dunhelm
Sentiment ticket: self made (computer)

The Crafty Pad - Over the Edge - DT Card

Good Morning, another glorious day here today and I intend spending it in my garden pottering around and topping up my tan from my recent holiday.

As it's Sunday that means its time for another fab challenge over at The Crafty Pad this week.
The theme chosen is Over The Edge - It's a nice easy challenge, all you need to do is have either a tag, ticket, die cut etc over the edge of your card. I've put my handmade paper over the edge of my card and my little ticket sentiment.

I've made a very simple card this week (not my usual style) and used one of Debbie's new digital images the Guitar You Rock, it comes with the words and the border. I think it's an ideal image for all ages and gender. I've used mine for a teenage boy, who just adores guitars. I've also re sized the image to make a tag for the inside of the card.

Our Sponsor this week is the fab Letraset, who are giving our winner
1 set (5 promarkers) - Spring theme colour. How fab is that. We are really looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations again this week.

Thank you so much for your visit, I hope you enjoyed your stay and that you will come back to see me soon. Have a wonderful day. Suzi x

Other challenges this qualifies for are :

1. Allsorts Challenge: Have a Tag/label theme this week

2. Daring Cardmakers Challenge: Are in a BoyZone this week

3. Creative Inspirations Challenge: Would like to see a card for a child.

DP: papermania wood free hand crafted paper
black glitter card from stash.
Image: Guitar You Rock - The Crafty Pad Stamps Design
Medium: Promarkers
Ticket sentiment: self made
Tag: self made.
tools: cropadile big bite

Saturday, May 22

One Stop Craft - Dt card + Challenges

Good Morning all, hope you are all having a wonderful weekend and that you have lots of sunshine where ever you are.

It's Saturday and that means it time for another challenge over at One Stop Craft Challenge
This week the theme has been set by our lovely Shelley - and it's BIRTHSTONES.
I'm a January baby and my birthstone is Garnet ( and I must tell you it's my least favourite of all the precious Gems) so I've gone for my Daughters birthstone which is DIAMONDS, she had to have something special having been born on the 1st of April (bless her)

I've gone with shades of pink and used the diamonds in Tildas little head dress, the embossed mount board and the brad. I've also hand made the flower from 2" & 1" scallop nesties. This is a new stamp for me and I think she is just adorable.

Do pop over and see the other wonderful creations that my fellow DT colleagues have created for you this week.

Thank you for visiting and I look forward to seeing all your beautiful creations in the coming week.

I am entering my card into the following challenges.

1. Sketch and Stash Challenge: A wonderful sketch girls. I didn't need to twist or turn it, it was perfect the way it was. I've used my new Tilda and my new paper.

2. The ABC Challenge: This week it's U for unused. I've had Tilda sitting for a while but only just got round to using her. I've also had the backing paper for ages, I received it in a paper swap from my friend Tracey.

3. Totally Papercrafts Challenge: Have an inspirational picture, I've taken the pink and green colours and the glass (diamonds) as my inspiration

4. Flutter by Wednesday Challenge: This week the theme is Flowers, but you must use either a fairy, butterfly, dragonfly etc on your creation.

5. I Love Promarkers Challenge: Are looking for hand made flowers. Mine is made using 2" and 1" nesties, dabbed with pink studio G pigment ink. and glamour dust used on the edges.

6. Fab n Funky Challenge: Would like you to make your own embellishment/s - my flower is handmade.

7. Cupcake Craft Challenge: Have a theme of Blooming Charming. They want flowers and a charm on your project.

DP: a swap from a friend
Image: Magnolia Tilda
Medium: Promarkers
CB embossing folder Script
MS double hoop border punch
Dovecraft: butterfly punch
Gems & Brad: Prima
Charm: stash
Sentiment: Pollycraft.

Friday, May 21

Prairie Fairy Fun Fridays - DT Card + challenges

Good Afternoon everyone, oh what a glorious day it is here in Bonny Scotland. The sun is shining, there is a very light breeze and I've just finished my late lunch in the garden, and it's the start of the weekend. What more could you ask for.

As it's Friday it's the start of a brand new challenge over at Prairie Fairy Fun Fridays. This week we have the theme of a Tent Card. I'm loving this shaped card, if you've never done one then I promise it's easy peasy. Don't forget it's not necessary to have a dangling image, it's the shape of the tent that matters. I thought my gorgeous image of the little dancing ballerina from Prairie Fairy Designs was ideal to dangle on my jump rings. It makes her look as if she is really dancing.

I must say that we had a fantastic response to last weeks challenge and I had the most wonderful week visiting all of your fantastic creations, I don't envy my Queen having to choose a winner , No. 1 spot and 3 runners up. That's what happens every single week of our challenges.

The Random Winner: can choose 5 images from Prairie Fairy Designs.

No. 1 Spot winner: has a choice of 3 images from Prairie Fairy Designs

3 Runner up winners: will receive a wonderful badge to display on their blogs.

Do pop over and take a look at my friends and fellow DT members gorgeous creations this week, they are just awesome.

Thank you so much for visiting, I look forward to seeing all your wonderful projects this coming week.

Hugs Suzi xx

Challenges I'm entering my little mouse ballerina into are:

1. Simon Says Challenge: A Tent card with a charm

2. Charisma Cardz Challenge: are looking for 3d this week

3. Sew Many Challenge: Has an open them of anything goes this week.

4. Passion for Promarkers Challenge: Have a theme of Fantasy/Mythology this week

DP: K&Co Amy Butler (Belle)
Image: Mouse Ballerina - Prairie Fairy Designs
Medium: Promarkers
Swirls: Sizzix Bigz accents #8
Tag: hand made
Sentiment: imaginisce
Pearl brads: cardology
Flowers: Bo bunny
Tassle: LLB
small pearls: crafts for occasions.

Thursday, May 20

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 51 - Birthday/Celebrate

We are celebrating over at C.R.A.F.T. this week - it's our Blogaversary, yes we are 1yr old, my goodness doesn't time fly. To celebrate we are having a Fun Blog Hop and our theme is Birthday/Celebrate

The Prize for this weeks Random Winner is a fabulous selection of Goodies from

Papermania's Henbury Lane

How fabby is this ~ I wish I could join in!!! lol

Not only that, we have lots of individual prizes and sponsored goodies in store for you at every DT's blog too.

It’s going to be a lot of fun with prizes and draws at each stop and a final winner at the end, so don’t miss out - you know what they say! - you have to be in it with a chance to win!

Our blog-hop order is this:-

1) You start on the C.R.A.F.T Challenge blog and you visit each Design Team Member’s personal blog and leave a comment.

2) At each stop there will be a RED word associated with crafting for you to collect

3) We’re staying with our customary alphabetical list for the team so Andrea is the next stop after the C.R.A.F.T Challenge blog. Andrea will give you the link to the next DTM and so on.

4) At the end, we want you to get back to C.R.A.F.T and leave us a comment with the nine words you pick up! If you can make a sentence so much the better!

Just to make it clear for you to follow - here is our DT in alphabetical order.


Suzi (that's me)


We're SO.. Looking forward to seeing who comes up with the correct sentence as we have a really fabulous new sponsor for that - QVC's Scrapbooking Expert, Rosemary Merry!

She is having a good look through her stock at Crabapple Crafts to find something lovely for that clever crafter (who will be chosen from the correct answers by random generator) if they get the sentence right! Now how Fabulous is THAT!

I Have a wonderful Sponsor for my Candy

The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs

Debbie is generously giving my lucky winner the choice of 3 yes 3 of her wonderful Digi Images. Just click on the picture to take you to see all her lovely creations.

I've used one of The Crafty Pad images this week for my Birthday Celebration card, it's called Ted does Piano. Isn't it adorable. I've coloured the image with Promarkers, and used Papermanias' Simply Elegant DP, the flowers, leaves, brad and pearls are from my stash. The sentiment was inked up using one of my studio G "INKPADS"

If you've come to me from the lovely Rose then you are on the right track, if not I suggest you go back to the beginning which of course is C.R.A.F.T. and start from there. You don't want to miss out on the lovely candy that is available at every stop.

You are nearly at the end of your Journey, but your next step on the Hop is to pop over to Tiger Lover,

Don't forget to pick up my craft related word which is in RED

Hope you all enjoy you Hopping, have fun girls.

Suzi x

Wednesday, May 19

Sitting Pretty Gift Set + Challenges

Hi Friends, I've been so busy this last week catching up with my DT responsibilities that I didn't have time to make anything for the wonderful challenges. So yesterday I visited some of my favourite challenge blogs and took elements from them to come up with this creation.

I think it's lovely but there is an error on the sweetie box. I picked up the wrong promarker to colour the wings and instead of pale pink I ended up with cocktail pink. Oh well these things happen, and I really couldn't be bothered printing out another image. I'm sure who ever receives it won't notice (fingers crossed)

The challenges that gave me the inspiration are:

1. One Stitch at a Time Challenge: Would like to see anything but a card. So I'll enter the box just please Stitchy. Just ignore the card hun.

2. Charisma Cradz Challenge: Are looking for a sweet treat, my box will be filled with either home made choccie's or Scottish tablet. (promise)

3. Stamp Something: Would like to see us Celebrate something this week

4. Allsorts Challenge: Birthday Blog Hop this week, I've already done the hop and made a card but thought I'd enter this one too. If it doesn't qualify then no problem girls.

5. Papertake Weekly Challenge: Say it with Flowers this week

6. Pollycraft Monday Challenge: Are asking us to use our Summer Blooms

7. Die Cut Dreams Challenge: This week would like to see some Lace

8. A Spoon full of Sugar Challenge: Are looking for Cute & Girly

9. Passion for Promarkers Challenge:
Would love to have a bit of Fantasy/Mythology. I think my sweet fairy is a bit of both.

10 Crafty Cardmakers Challenge: Would like to see Inside Out. It's the inside of the card that's important this week.

Well I think that's all for now folks. Hope you are all having a wonderful day.
Thank you for visiting, I do hope you will come back and see me again soon.

Hugs Suzi xx

DP: DCWV pocket full of posies mat stack
Image: Sitting Pretty Fairy from Prairie Fairy Designs.
Medium: Promarkers & Glamour Dust
Nestie's Circle small - Circle Scallops - Square Scallops
Accents swirl: Sizzix
Spellbinders Ribbon tag trio
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts.
Sentiment: Free download ( so sorry can't remember who's it is - if anyone knows please tell me and I will credit them)
Ribbon: Stash

Tuesday, May 18

The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs Competition - Mega Mega Candy up for Grabs


Crafty Pad Stamp Designs (CPSD)

We have a fabulous competition for all the CPSDesign fans.

The competition will only be open to those who have purchased a CPSD image -
whether it be a clear polymer stamp or digi download.

STARTS 23rd May and closes 6pm GMT 24th June,
allowing plenty of time for you to get yourself a CPS Design image

We have fantastic prizes for the winner:-

3 sets of Promarkers - yes 3 sets, that is 15 Promarkers and the colour
themes are Spring, Summer and Winter. The Promarkers have very kindly donated
4 clear polymer CPSD stamps -
Anna - Rainbow,
Molly Cat with Birdhouse
Snoozin' Albert
Roshell with chickie

A lovely selection of ribbons that tone beautifully with the colours
of the Promarkers. The ribbons have very kindly been donated by the lovely Ali from
Crafty Ribbons.

And that's not all, on no ..

you will also get this great selection of beautiful backing papers.
They have very kindly been donated
by the lovely Lou from Creative Craft World.

There are - Pepper & Friends 8x8, The Snowman 8x8,
Kate Knight Wild Blossoms 6x6
DCWV The Green Stack - Mat Stack

And there's even more - oh yes.....
the wonderful Joanna Sheen has donated a £10.00 gift voucher
to spend in her fab store - so you will be able to buy some yummy stash.

So that means the winner will have a complete card making set and more.

I think you will agree that this a lovely set of prizes to win and it is worth a pretty penny too.

There will also be 2 runners up who will receive
a CPSD clear polymer stamp each -
Roshell with Brolly and a digi download of their choice.

Please do go and have a peek at all the sponsors shops - you won't be disappointed, they have brilliant stuff for us crafters.


1. You must use a CPSD (Crafty Pad Stamp Design) image - clear polymer stamp or digi download. 2. Free image downloads are excluded from this competition. 3. Your project must be a newly made project for this competition initially, but can be entered into other challenges etc. 4. Only one entry per person. 5. Display this competition badge on your blog. (click on it to bring up the large version, right click and save to your pc.) and link to us here at The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs

6. Please use Mr. Linky to link your project and also leave a COMMENT.

7. It does not have to be a card, any crafty project is fine.

8. Prize must be claimed within one week or a new winner will be chosen.

9. There must be at least 10 entries for the competition to be valid.
Email entries are very welcome too

Competition starts 23rd May and closes 24th June 6pm GMT.

Winner and runner ups will be announced Saturday 26th June.

Open worldwide.

Please read the rules carefully -
any entries not following the rules
will be excluded.

Any questions please email Debbie at The Crafty Pad

and I look forward to seeing all the wonderful entries.

You can purchase her images at Crafty Pad Stamp Designs (CPSD) -
HERE if you need to.

Hugs Suzi x

Sunday, May 16

Allsorts Birthday Blog Hop + Challenges

I'm back!!! Wow!!! 3rd post today, think I'm making up for being missing last week.
I've made this card for a few challenges.

1. Allsorts Challenge are having a celebration, it's their 1st Birthday this week and so they are holding a Blog Hop as well as their normal challenge. The theme is Happy Birthday, so Happy Birthday Girls.

2. Pollycraft Monday Challenge: This week have a wonderful sketch to follow. I've also used Fearn one of the beautiful digi images from the store.

3. Sir Stampalot Challenge: This month the theme is Flowers & Butterflies. The prize is phenomenal, so pop over and have a shot at winning such fab goodies from Tim Holtz.
I'm crossing my fingers, toes and eyes, cause I don't yet have any of his items.

4. Fab n Funky Challenge: This week are looking for metal mania. Something metal on your creation. I've used a metal butterfly.

Well that's definitely all from me today, I'm off out to start the BBQ and cremate some food for my friends. ( only kidding!!!) hehehe.

Suzi xx

DP: Stash
Image: Pollycraft (Fearn)
Medium: Promarkers & Water colour pencils,
MS double hoop border punch
Nestie's labels 1

Flowers: bought in a charity shop and dismantled and stickled
Brads: papermania
little pink butterflies cut from backing paper
metal butterfly: stash
Sentiment: Free digi ( so sorry can't remember who's it is - if you know please tell me so I can credit them)

House Mouse & Friends Challenge

Hi again folks, This is my 2nd post today, I've just found this wonderful challenge blog via the lovely Lorriane (Lorraine's Loft) , I've been a long time follower of her blog and admire her work so much. She has been chosen as one of the new DT members (Congratulations hun)
Lorraine has a gorgeous House Mouse Stamp for Candy in celebration of her new post.
Here it is. Just click on the stamp to take you to Lorraine's

I bought my stampfrom the lovely Jude over at Craft International a couple of weeks ago, it's my first House Mouse Stamp and I can't wait to get my hands on some more. I just love the designs.

It's Fathers day soon here in the UK, sadly I lost both Mum & Dad at a young age but when these special occasions come round I have always bought them a card and put it on my mantle piece. This year is the first time I've made my Dad a hand made card, I'm sure he would have appreciated it as he always loved any kind of wild life and this image would have tickled him.

So this will be displayed in June when his day comes round and I will have a wee nip of whisky for him ( he liked that too occasionally)

The Theme over at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge is: Distressing

Suzi xx

DP: K&Co Basic Grey

Image: House Mouse Rainy Daisy Days 02
Medium: Promarkers & watercolour pencils ~ chalks for distressing
Brads: Papermania
Ribbon: Papermania

Creative Inspirations Challenge - DT card + challenges

Good Morning my lovelies, Hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday, the skies are very grey and ominous here at the moment, I'm hoping it comes to nothing as we are having friends over for a BBQ at lunchtime!!!! keep your fingers crossed for us.

Well it is Sunday and that means there is another fantastic challenge over at CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS this week, the theme has been chosen by our lovely Cheryl and she would like to see Punches or Die Cuts on your creations.

Our sponsor this week is STITCHY BEAR STAMPS and the winner will have the choice of 3 of their wonderful digi images. They gave the design team some wonderful images to play with. I chose Lil Angel, she is so cute, love that frock and those big eyes. I've used Promarkers to colour her and Glamour dust for her wings and halo. I used my MS double sided lace doily punch and my Sizzix Bigz accents #8 die cut for the swirls.

Do come and join us this week and remember to visit the other DT members to say Hi and take a look at their wonderful creation this week.

Last but not least can I say a huge Congratulations to our newest DT members who will be joining us very soon, that's Deb's ~ Merkkair ~ Corry ~ really looking forward to working with you girls, you're work is outstanding.

Well that's all for now folks, I will be back shortly with another little creation, first I need another cuppa.

Hugs Suzi xx

Other challenges I'm entering are:

1. Cute Card Thursday Challenge: are asking us to create something for
Someone Special (card is for one of my dearest friends on her birthday)

2. Stamp Something Challenge:
theme this week is Celebration (my card is going to a very special lady on her birthday)

DP: A swap from Lalkygirl (Tracey)
Image: Stitchy Bear Stamps ( Lil Angel)
Medium: Promarkers & Glamour Dust
MS double sided border punch (lace doily)
Sizzix Bigz accents die #8
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Nestie: oval small
Sentiment: Simon Says MSE friendship
Diamante: E line