Thursday, September 30

CRAFT Challenge #70 - Fancy Florals

Good Morning Everyone,  I hope you are all having a nice week so far.  I'm here with a little sadness this morning.  This will be my last DT card for  C.R.A.F.T.  This was my very first DT post and having been with the girls for just over a year now it's been one of the hardest decisions I've had to make.
I leave with lots of love and admiration for our new DT coordinator Jo, who has done a marvelous job in settling into her new position and also for welcoming the new design team. It was my intention to leave last month but I stayed on to help Jo settle in.  Now that she has everything running so well it's time for me to move on.  I will miss you all girls but will keep in touch via blogger etc.   Okay that's enough, I can feel myself welling up!!!
Onto this week fab challenge which is Fancy Floral's.  We would love to see all your floral decorations whether it be stamps, papers, bought or like me hand made floral creations.
We are being sponsored this week by the lovely Susie Sugar from Die Cut Dreams on line store.  Most of you know that Susie has the most amazing Die cuts around so I'm sure the prize will be fantastic.  Pop on over and take a peek, you won't be disappointed I promise. Just click on the link below.

I've created a very simple card for this challenge, I used the new build a rose stamp from Papermania which has been created to raise funds for Cancer research. For every stamp sold a £2.00 donations is given to the charity.  

I stamped it onto quite thick card because I wanted to shape it when I'd finished colouring it with my TH distress inks.  I used tattered rose, fired brick and brushed corduroy, I then applied some distress rock candy and distressed stickles. The card is embossed using an old embossing folder that my Daughter gave me.  The Thank you Sentiment was in a RAK package of goodies received from Pile it on last year which I have distressed with the same inks.

Thank you so much for visiting, do leave a few words to let me know you were here.

Bye for now -  Suzi xox

Other Challenges Entered:

1. Sentimental Sunday Challenge:  This week are looking for some Dimension on your creation.

2. Allsorts Challenge:  Are this week looking for Plain and Simple 
3. Creative Card Crew Challenge:  Would like to see Flowers this week.

Wednesday, September 29

Goldilocks + Challenges

Good Morning my Dears, what a miserable day it is here, the rain is teaming down and it's as gray as an elephant.  Yuk!!!  Oh well, just have to stay indoors and create a few things.  I've just finished this wee cutie for a few challenges.  I've used one of the Manga Kids images called Goldilocks and used Pro Markers to colour her.

The pink paper is sweet nothings from Papermania and the floral paper is My minds Eye, I've used one of my new craft concepts embossing folders called Flutterby and TH distress inks. Added a bit of lace some flowers, a tag and a pearl pin to complete it.  The full recipe is below.

Challenges Entered:

1. The Sugar Bowl Challenge:  I've used the lovely sketch from Lilian and followed the optional theme of Birthday. As usual the prize is phenomenal.  You could win a set of Nestablilities and the whole set of 6 brand new Simply Sassy rubber stamps.  Wow!! that's some prize.

2. Ellephantastic Challenge:  This week the girls are looking for you to add a Charm to your project.  My charm is the little pewter butterfly sitting under the flowers at the bottom of the image.

3. Pile it on Challenge:  Are looking for Cute & Charming this week.

4. One Stitch at a Time Challenge: Have an open theme this week so Anything goes.

5 The Shabby Tea Room Challenge: This week are looking for Pearls & Pastels.  My pearls are in the hat pin.

Thank you for popping in to visit me, do please leave a few words to let me know you were here.

See you all later.   Suzi xox

DP:  Papermania sweet nothings, My minds Eye Spring collection
Image: Sugar Nellie - Goldilocks 
Medium: Pro Markers
Nestie's: labels 10
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Pin, lace, charm: stash
Label: Sizzix BigZ tag die
Craft Concepts Embossing folder Flutterby
Tim Holtz distress inks, tattered rose & broken china
Stickles: frosted lace.
Branch punch ?

Tuesday, September 28

Mistletoe Tilda + Challenges

Hello my Friends, Oh but it's cold here today, a very sharp wind is making even more so.  I'm not sure about Autumn it feels more like Winter.    Here is little Tilda with Mistletoe making another appearance.  I'm fairly getting through my Christmas card list.  I just love these icy blues and mixed with the darker blues makes me feel very festive.  The full recipe for my card is below this post.  

I have to tell you, I was in my local craft shop on Sunday and they had this huge box from K&Co stuffed with goodies, it was a QVC TSV a couple of months ago @ £39.99 and I got it for £14.00  it had amazing things inside, papers, cards, gems, glittery bits, gift boxes, cones, ribbons, decorations and lots more. This is where the papers came from.

Any way I digress, on with the challenges that this little sweetheart is entering.
1. Totally Tilda challenge:  Susie and the girls are looking for glitter and sparkle.  I've used stickles around the image and on her little lace border on her dress, around the tag, the snowflake is glittered and so are the dripping icicles from my new embossing folder from Craft Concepts it's called drip drops. I've also used silver glittery ribbon.

2. Just Magnolia Challenge:  I followed Dawny P's gorgeous sketch.  I think I'll be using this one over and over. Thank you Dawn.

3. Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challenge:  This week the team would like to see some Lace. 

4. 2 Sisters Challenge: The theme this challenge is Christmas.

Well that's me for now folks,  I'm just finishing off another little Tilda (Xmas) so I may upload it later.
Thank you for popping in to visit me, I really do appreciate it. Would you be so kind as to leave a few words and let me know you were here.

Have a wonderful evening.  Suzi xox

DP: K&Co
Image: Mistletoe Tilda
Medium: Pro Markers & Water colour pencils
Nestie's: Labels 10
Tag: sizzix bigZ tag die
Snowflake: K&Co
Universal embossing folder: drip drop
Gems: papermania
Lace: local haberdashery store (Remnant Kings)

Simon Says + Challenges

Hello My Dears,  Hope you are all well and happy, I wanted to show you my little card made for a few challenges.  I've used a Hangler image and a mixture of Promarkers and Staedler water colour pencils on her.  My papers are Basic Grey and Rose Garden.  the rest of my recipe is below this post.

Challenges Entered:
1. Simon Says Challenge:  I followed the lovely sketch from Jay Jay this week.

2. Paper Sundaes Challenge:  This week the theme is things with wings.
3. Incy Wincy Designs Challenge:  Have an Anything goes challenge this week.
4 Flutter by Wednesday challenge:  have an open theme this week so long as you have a butterfly, fairy or angel on your project.

DP: basic grey lemonade & papermania rose garden
Image: Hangler 
Medium: Promarkers & Staedler water pencils
Glamour dust for wings
Nesties: labels 10
Swirls: Marianne D's
Flower, Pearls & Ric Rac: stash
Sentiment: House Mouse
Tools used:  scallop scissors for background shape

Sunday, September 26

Christmas Wishes with Sweet Sugar Nellie

Hello again my dears,  I hope you are all having a nice day so far, it's turned quite chilly here now, I've just had to put the central heating on for the first time since May. Brr...............

I wanted to show you my lovely Sugar Nellie (winter wonderland) image.  This is the second Christmas card I've made using her.  I think she is utterly adorable.

I followed the wonderful sketch from Lilian over at The Sugar Bowl Challenge and as always the prizes on offer are amazing,  you get to win some wonderful Nestabilities but not just that  there is the chance of winning the 6 brand new rubber stamps from the new range of Simply Sassy stamps which you can see over on the Sugar Nellie Blog.  

The theme to match the sketch is Birthday - I could kick myself because I didn't see the theme until I made this card.  I'm going to enter the challenge, but I will be making another one in order to try and win the wonderful prize.

Thanks so much for popping in to see me, do leave a few words to let me know you were here.

Hope you're all having a lovely Sunday.

Suzi xox

The Crafty Pad Challenge #90 - Christmas Sparkle

Good Morning my Dears,  I do hope you are all having a lovely Sunday.  I'm here to tell you that there is another wonderful Challenge over at The Crafty Pad today.  The theme this week is Christmas Sparkle, I've used one of Debbie's Christmas images called little Ted with his sleigh bearing gifts available here

I've coloured him with pro markers and glittered the snow beneath his feet.  I've also glittered the wooden snowflakes, The papers are a mixture of Papermania's naughty or nice and joyeux noel.
The Xmas ribbon is from my stash and the sentiment I created on the computer.
I do hope you will join us this week, I look forward to seeing all your wonderful sparkly creations.

Other Challenges Entered:
1. Crafty Emma's Challenge:  This week the girls are looking for Animals.

2. Papertake Weekly Challenge:  Are looking for Animal Antics this week.

Thank you for visiting, please leave a few words to let me know you were here because I really appreciate it.

Suzi xox

Saturday, September 25

One Stop Craft # 99 - Snowflakes in September Dt card

Good Morning Everyone, I hope you are having a great weekend,  It's time for another challenge over at One Stop Craft and this week it was my turn to choose the theme. 

I would love to see your SNOWFLAKES somewhere on your creation.  
A nice simple challenge this week. 

You can make anything you like, a card, a gift, alter something or show us your scrapbook pages. So long as there are snowflakes somewhere on the project.

I chose the lovely Party Tilda as my image and used Pro Markers to colour her with a little sakura glitter pen for the ribbon and bow on her gift. The full recipe is below this post.
We are sponsored this week by Wink wink Ink.  who have some amazing images in there store.

I look forward to visiting you and seeing the amazing work that you always produce for our challenge.  Please do pop over and see the wonderful creations the DT have devised for you.

Thank you for popping in to visit, I love to read your comments so do leave a few words to let me know you were here.  Bye for now and I hope you have a lovely day.

Suzi xox

Other Challenges Entered are:
1. Charisma Cardz Challenge:  This week it's Anything Goes.

2. Sew Many Challenge:  This week would love to see your Christmas creations

3. A Spoon full of Sugar Challenge:  Have an open theme this week so anything goes

4. Tellen's Place Challenge:  Would love to see your Bling and sparkle this week.

5. Wild Orchid Challenge:  Would like to see your Ribbons & Bows this week

DP: Papermania's Joyeux Noel
Image: Party Tilda 
Medium: Pro Markers
Nestie's: oval petite and oval scallops
circle small and circle scallops
CB snowflake die
Flowers: Prima & Bo Bunny
Sentiment: computer generated
Glitter Ribbon: local haberdashery store (Remnant Kings)

Friday, September 24

Fairy Fun Firday #36- Ric Rac Attack

Hi again Folks,  It's Friday pm here in the UK but 10.00am in Fairy Fun Meadow, so that means it's time for another fantastic challenge over at The Prairie Fairy Fun Friday.
This week the challenge is to use RIC RAC on your creation, this can be the type that you buy or you can make it yourself and add it to your project.

This week we are sponsored (yes for the very 1st time) by CJ over at Cowgirl-Up Designs. The team were really pleased to have been given the chance to use some of CJ's images this week, so you are in for a treat when you visit Fairy Fun Friday Challenge blog.

The winner of the challenge will have a choice of 5 images from Cowgirl-Up Designs

Of course our wonderful Fairy Queen will still be giving the top spot winner a choice of 3 images from the Prairie Fairy Designs Store and her wonderful Fairy blinkie to display on their blog
The top three will also have a choice of 1 image from The Prairie Fairy Designs Store and of course that sought after Fairy blinkie to display on their blog.

Do Please pop over and take a look at the wonderful work the DT has created for you this week, while you are there please say hello to our 2 newest additions to the Fairy Meadow.  Welcome Maddy & Lynne,  I'm really looking forward to working with you and getting to know you both over the coming weeks.

For my card this week I have used the lovely image of the little cowboys, one of my favourites because it reminds me so much of my twin Grandson's, I could swear that it was them under those adorable cowboy hats. lol. I used Promarkers to colour them in, the rope surrounding them is just string that I platted, the papers are from the Dovecraft Masculine 6x6 pack, the sentiment is computer generated and the little horseshoe and boot are from clip art, printed off and cute out then glossy accents added.

Thank you so much for popping in to see me, do please leave a few words to let me know you were here.  I hope you all have a wonderful weekend ahead of you.

Suzi xox

Other Challenges Entered:
1. The Creative Cottage Challenge:  The theme this week is Birthday Boy

2. The Corrosive Challenge: would like you to dust off some old stash and use it.  I've had this ball of string for yonks, so it's been put to good use.

3. One Stitch at a Time Challenge:  Are looking for a Birthday card for 'Operation Write Home' all the details are on the blog. 

Thursday, September 23

Hannah + Challenges

Hello my Dears, I do hope you are all having a nice week so far.  I wanted to show you this beautiful stamp from The Pixie Cottage, her name is Hannah and she is stepping over the stones,  now what little girl doesn't like skipping over water.  This is the first time I've inked her up since she landed on my doorstep from across the pond. I was so fortunate to have won the challenge a few weeks ago at The Pixie Cottage and this is just one of the adorable stamps I chose as my prize.

I've used a mixture of mediums on her. Promarkers for the skin tones and staedler water pencils for her dress, hair and little wellie boots.

I want to enter her into the following challenges.

1. The Pixie Cottage Challenge:  I followed all the outlines of the sketch, but I couldn't fit my image into the centre, so forgive me but I've used my creative license a little. If it doesn't qualify it really doesn't matter. I just wanted to show Michelle my efforts.

2. Charisma Cardz Challenge:  I was so delighted to have been chosen in the top 3 last week,  it means a great deal to me.  This week the girls are having an open theme, so Anything goes.

3. Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge:  Would like to see embossing this week.

I would like to welcome 4 new followers to my blog, Maddy, Lynne, Cat and  Sarah, thank you for becoming my friends.  I really appreciate your support.

I hope you all have a wonderful evening and I'll see you all tomorrow with my DT project for the Prairie Fairy Fun Friday Challenge.

Suzi xox

DP: K&Co, Pm words
Image: Hannah stepping over stones (The Pixie Cottage)
Mediums:  Promarker & staedler water colour pencils
CB embossing folder Floral Fantasy
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Swirls: Marianne designs
Xcut: scallop edge punch
Extras: Stickles
Ribbon: Stash.

Wednesday, September 22


It's good afternoon from me, where has the day gone!!! I was up real early, in fact the sun wasn't up yet, so my photograph was taken with my daylight lamp on. I'm having a colouring in day today and the images are mainly Tilda. I've fallen in love with her all over again. I dare say it's a phase and I'll move on to other images soon enough. These are for my great nieces Christmas Cards and once I have all 14 done I can then start to create the card.

I think I have every colouring medium out, there are water colour pencils, pro markers, copics, and whisper pens and they are all being used in the 4x4 inches I've left myself to work on. lol.

The other picture is a fantastic prize that I won from Creative Craft World Challenge, there are five packs of cards, envelopes papers, etc etc all with themes. Oh the quality is amazing, all presented in this beautiful embossed box (which I will alter at a later date to hold someones Christmas Gift. Thank you Lou. I've been a lucky girl this last week, I also won two beautiful rubber stamps from Pixie Cottage and some copics from Simon Says Blog hop and the Lovely Debbie (my DT Boss) from The Crafty Pad sent me her newest snowmen stamp.
I am truly blessed. Thank you to everyone.

Well that's it from me. I'll catch you all later, in the mean time I'll get back to colouring.

Don't forget to pop over to Miss Julia and show her what you're working on.

Suzi xx

Tuesday, September 21

Die Cut Dreams -Vellum Flowers + Challenges

Hi, over at Die Cut Dreams this week the challenge is to use Vellum on your project, I made my little flowers from some lovely frosted vellum that I've had for ages. I used Tilda with cracker as my image and coloured her with Promarkers, I know, it's a Christmas image but I wanted to get away from the traditional Xmas type card, this is for a sweet little girl and I think she will love it. It will have a Christmas message inside.

I am also entering this into the following Challenges:

Totally Tilda Challenge: Make your own Flowers

Charisma Cardz Challenge: I followed the fab sketch.

Just Magnolia Challenge: Lace it up this week

Passion for Promarkers Challenge: Make your own Flowers

Oldie But A Goodie Challenge: Are looking for Pink & Girly this week.

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Use a grid in your creation.

Thank you for coming to visit, I hope you enjoyed your browse. Do please leave me a few words to let me know you were here. Bye for now. Suzi xox


DP: Basic Grey Lemonade
Image: Tilda with cracker
Medium: Promarkers & glamour dust
Nestie's: ovals petite
Lace: Local haberdashery store
Swirls: Marianne designs
Flowers: hand made
Pearls: Quixotic Paperie
Tag: smirk recovered with plain pin paper
Sentiment: stash.

Halloween Tilda's + challenges

Hi Friends, It won't be long till Halloween is here, although we don't celebrate it as much as of friends across the water my Grandchildren love to go trick or treating. But here in Scotland we don't just hand out treats willy nilly, Oh No!! the children are encouraged to do a little party piece to receive their treat, either singing a song, dancing, tell a joke etc.

I've made the card for a very Special Lady who has become quite famous where we live, she opens her doors on Halloween for all the children and spends hundreds of pounds on decorations, sweets, gifts etc. The children flock to her house every year because they know she is special.

I've used two Tilda's on my creation, I took the little butterfly out of sitting Tilda and replaced it with a pumpkin. The Papers are Hopscotch by K & Co, all the little extras are from a pack I bought in poundland. The ribbon is from and both Tilda's have been coloured with Pro Markers.

I am entering this into the following Challenges:

1. Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge: They are having a fabulous Bats n Brooms Blog Hop. If you're looking for inspiration for Halloween then this is the place to hop to. The DT work is amazing. They are looking for you to make a Halloween or Fall themed card this week.

2. Paper Sundae Challenge: Would like to see your Fall or Halloween colours this week.

3. Stamps R Us Challenge: It's a Halloween theme this week

4. Cupcake Craft Challenge: Are looking for Transport this week, Tilda is on her flying Broom.

5. Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challenge:
This week it's a Halloween theme

Thank you for popping by to see me, do leave a few words to let me know you were here.

Suzi xox

Monday, September 20

Sweet Tilda + challenges

Hello Dears, I'm here to show you a little card I made for a few challenges, princess Tilda makes another appearance and isn't she the cutest little thing. I've chosen to take my lead from a few challenges to create this. My full recipe for the card is below this post.

Without going on and on these are the Challenges that inspired me:

1. Truly Scrumptious Challenge: I followed the fab sketch and took the option of using blue and green

2. The Pink Elephant Challenge: Has the theme of the colour Aqua, plus DP, favourite image and embellishments of your choice. My fav image at the moment is Tilda, I've used Pm Rose Garden papers and my embellishements are a mixture of charm, pin, ribbon, bow and flowers.

3. Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge: Would like to see Ribbons and Bows this fortnight.

4. Lets Ink It Up Challenge: (No digital images allowed) I've inked up Tilda and they would love you to use a charm. I have a little heart that says made with love.

5. Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge:
Would like you to use a Tag on your creation.

6. Glitterbabe's Challenge: It's an Anything goes this week over at Stefs challenge, I know she loves glitter (big style) so I thought she might appreciate tilda all glittered up, the flowers have been glittered too.

Well I think that's it for now folks, thank you for visiting, do please leave a few words to let me know you popped in to see me. Have a wonderful day and week ahead.

Suzi xox

DP: Papermania Rose Garden
DCWV texture card
Image: Magnolia Tilda
Medium: Pro Markers, staedler water colour pencils
Nestie's: oval & oval scallops
MS: Gothic border punch
Swirls: Marianne designs
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Charm, pin, ribbon, pearls: Stash
Tag. hand made.
Sentiment stamp: stash
Extra's - Glamour Dust & stickles

Sunday, September 19

The Crafty Pad Challenge #89 & New Polymer Stamp Release

Hello again my Dears. This is my 2nd post and it's all about The Crafty Pad new challenge for this week and the wonderful new images now available in Polymer clear stamp format.

First let me tell you about the challenge, this week we would love to see you creations with either Wet or Dry Embossing, or even a bit of both. I've used Debbie's gorgeous Summer Sundae now available in Polymer format as well as digital. I coloured it with my Pro Markers and added liquid pearls on top. I used the Swiss Dot embossing folder behind the image. The full recipe for my card is below this post. The flower was hand made using the same range of papers.

Our sponsor this week is the lovely Lou from Creative Craft World who is giving one lucky winner a £5.00 shopping voucher to use in her online store which carries a fantastic array of craft

Now let me tell you of the new images Launched today in clear polymer form. First there is the adorable Snow Globe with the sweet scene inside, I can't wait to colour this up, it will make a fab Christmas Card.The next one I want to show you is one of my favourites, the Snowmen, I love the modern design Debbie has created here. Another one that will get inked up lots for my Christmas Cards, I've only got 49 left to do!!! there is already 25 in my Xmas box all done and dusted.

But that's not all, oh no!! The full Ladies range of stamps, shoe, slipper, hat, boot, platform shoe are also available in Polymer as is the wonderful Seahorse. Debbie has been a very busy girl recently. To view the other wonderful stamps just pop over to
The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs and take a peek at the full range.

Thank you for taking the time to visit, please do leave a few words to let me know you popped in.

Suzi x

Other challenges entered:

1. Stamp Something Challenge:
Would like to see your Digital Creations this week

2. Raise The Bar Challenge: Have the theme of Something Yummy this week.

3. Sew Many Challenge: Have the theme of Wet/Dry embossing this week.

4. The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: Have an open theme so Anything Goes this week.

DP: Dovecraft Piece of Cake & Pm simply elegant
Image: Summer Sundae from The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs
Medium: Pro Markers & liquid pearls
Nestie's: Oval large, square scallops, Fair Isle Pendant, small circle & circle scallops
Flower: hand made using Marianne die
Brad: cardology
Sentiment: TLC Creations

Creative Inspirations #43 Colour Combo - Dt card

Good Morning All, It's Sunday morning and everything is looking good, the overnight rain and now the sun peeking through makes everything in the garden look fresh and vibrant.

Anyway enough of my ramblings, lol. It's time for another fortnightly challenge over at Creative Inspirations where the lovely Mandy has picked our theme for this one. She would like to see you create a little something with the colours of Black & Pink.

Our sponsor this time round is the amazing Bugaboo Stamps, my image is called JJ and she is from Bugaboo. I just love her and she comes with the sentiment. A great image for a baby shower party or if you've just heard the news that someone is expecting a little bundle of joy.
The winner of this challenge can have 7 yes "7" bugaboo stamps of their choice.

I used Pro Markers to colour JJ, added a few flowers and gems a but of ribbon and it's done. My full recipe is below this post. Do please pop on over to Creative Inspirations to feast your eyes on my fellow DT's gorgeous creations this week.

I am also entering JJ into the following challenges:

1. Creative Craft World Challenge: Which is Black and White with an added colour.

2. Penny's Paper Challenge:
The theme this fortnight is anything Baby

3. Crafty Emma's Challenge: The theme is Baby Bonanza

Thank you for visiting, I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday.

Suzi x

DP: Claire Curd Signature paper
Image: Bugaboo Stamps (JJ)
Medium: Pro Markers
Flowers: Marianne design die
flourish Marianne design die
Beads & Ribbon: Stash

Friday, September 17

Monochromatic Tilda

H Everyone, I wanted to show you little sweet Tilda, I've used a couple of challenges in the creation of this card and they are both looking for monochromatic cards this week. I've tried to keep this in shades of gold and white. I do hope I've succeeded. Tilda has been coloured using Pro Markers and a little glamour dust to her wings and dotted around the image.

The full recipe for my card is below this post

The challenges that inspired me are:

1. 2 Sister Challenge: Would like to see Monochromatic this time round

2. Winter Wonderland Challenge:
are also looking for a Christmas Monochromatic project

DP: LLB Venaissance & Pm Joye-aux Noel Papers & matt gold DCWV Christmas stack
Image: Magnolia Tilda
Medium: Pro Markers & Glamour dust
Nestie's Oval & oval scallops
Tag: sizzix bigZ tag die
Flower: Marianne designs die
Sentiment: stash
Brads: Cardology
Ribbon: Stash
Snowflake peel offs: Pm

Fairy Fun Firday #35 - Mid Week Reminder

Hi Again Folks, This is a Mid Way Reminder that the challenge over at Fairy Fun Fridays still has another week to run so you still have lots of time to enter - The theme for this fortnight is to use either Wet/Dry Embossing. I've used the adorable Gillian with Mistletoe as my image (available Here) I used Pro Markers to colour her and DecoArt snow writer for her fur trimmed coat and bobble on her hat. My embossing is the CB snowflake folder behind the image.

Papers are Papermania's Joyeux Noel, Martha Stewart Gothic round the page punch and double lace doily punch. The little flowers are from my stash as are the gems in the centre.

I am a also entering Gillian into the following challenges:

1. Inspirational Card Sketches: A wonderful sketch this week.

2. Moving along with the Times challenge: Are looking for Christmas creations this week.

3. Sew Many Challenges: Are looking for WET/DRY Embossing this week.

Thank you for visiting, I hope you enjoyed your browse and that you've left me a few words to let me know you were here.

Suzi xox

Piece of Cake + Challenges

Hello my dears, Did you know that the House Mouse & Friends Challenge Blog are having a wonderful Two Year Anniversary Blog Hop with some wonderful prizes.

Lorraine has devised a wonderful sketch to follow, you should pop over and take a peek at the wonderful DT work on display.

This card is for my Brothers Birthday, I've kept the colours masculine I hope but he loves his garden and I'm sure he will appreciate the hand made flower as well.

The Full recipe for my card is below this post.

Challenges Entered:

1. House Mouse & Friends Challenge (Blog Hop) : I followed Lorraine's sketch and completed the fabulous Blog Hop.

2. Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge: Would like you to use a TAG somewhere on your creation.

3. Paper Sundaes Challenge: Are looking for a minimum of 3 embellishments this week, I've used a Flower, Ribbon & Buttons.

Thank you so much for visiting, please leave a few words to let me know you were here.

See you all later with a mid week DT card for Fairy Fun Friday.

Suzi x

DP: Papermaniia;s Persimmon Collection (Reminiscent of Bygone Era)
Image: House Mouse Birthday cake
Medium: Pro Markers
xcut: scallop edge punch
Flower: Marianne designs die
MS small flower punch
Tag: BigZ sizzix die
Sentiment: Stash
Buttons & Brad: stash.
Tim Holtz various distress ink pads

Thursday, September 16

Dancing Tilda. + challenges

Here's another Tilda card made for the challenges over at Simon Says Challenge the theme this week is "We Like to Move It Move It" so either a movable part on your card or a moving image, my movable part is that Tilda is dancing her socks off, I think maybe she's doing the Charleston, the other challenge I'm entering is Crafty Creations Challenge and this week they would like to see Music/and or Dance.

I've coloured Tilda with Pro Markers and glittered her wings, shoes and rosette with Glamour Dust. I've embossed the panel to her right with CB Script folder and sanded to reveal the white core, I used my Gothic MS edge punch, the DP is papermania sweet nothings and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, they've been sprayed with Glimmer mist. The Sentiment is Just Right and has been mounted onto a Nestie Scallop circle. Pearls and Marianne designs flourishes have been added to complete the card.

Thank you so much for visiting, please do leave a few words to let me know you were here.
I hope you all have a lovely evening.

Suzi x

I Love Promarkers - Sketch

Hello my dears, I hope you've all had a wonderful day, I wanted to show you sweet Tilda with peaches. I followed the lovely sketch over at I love Promarkers Challenge, they are giving you the option of tearing if you wish, I chose not to. I am also entering this into Tellen's Place Challenge which has a theme of Anything goes, and I nearly forgot about it because the challenge now has a new day, Friday's. Sorry Terry!!!.

I coloured Tilda with Pro markers, added some lace, pearls, swirls and flowers. The sentiment is from Just rite. The little butterfly is a MS punch. The papers are Laura Ashley Contempo.

Thank you for popping in to visit, I hope you enjoyed your visit and that you'll leave me a few words to let me know you were here.

Suzi xx

C.R.A.F.T. #68 - Pencils Only

Good Morning my dears, It's Thursday and time for another fab challenge over at C.R.A.F.T. this week. The theme chosen is to use PENCILS only as you colouring medium.

I must say I found this a challenging one, I used to use nothing else at one point but have gotten so used to my Pro Markers it's kinda put my pencils on the back burner. But I must say I loved colouring in this beautiful Butterfly from The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs, who is sponsoring us for this weeks challenge. Debbie will let the winner choose any 2 of her digital images. Just click the banner below and hey presto you are there.

I coloured the butterfly first and then thought it had a distressed look, so I chose the papers and the embellishments to further enhance it. The Flower is hand made from a tutorial I found here on blogger and for the life of me I can't remember the link, I will keep looking and as soon as I find it I will let you know who it was from.

I FOUND IT!! The tutorial is at the lovely Vanja's

The papers are from the Jesse Edwards collection "Hampstead" and they are such a treat to work with, I've embossed a piece of plain white card with CB script and then distressed it with Tim Holtz inks, the ticket is TH also and distressed with brushed corduroy ink as was the tips of the flower. the fibres are from my stash and I used Tim Holtz distressing wheel all around the edge of the papers.

I hope you have enjoyed your visit and that you'll pop back to see me again real soon.

For now I will leave you with some of the challenges that inspired this creation.

1. Friday Sketchers Challenge: I followed Jacqui's fab sketch and followed the rules not to enter more than 6 challenges.

2. Sir Stampalot Challenge: This month they would like to see distressing, this is my second entry but as it's a card I am hoping that it qualifies. I've also followed the rule no more than 6 challenges.

3. The ABC Challenge: This week it's the letter D - Distressing.

4. Allsorts Challenge: Would like to see Autumn colours this week

5. The Stamp Man Challenge: Are looking for Distressing this time round

6. Creative Card Crew Challenge: Would like to see Autumn colours this week.


DP: Jesse Edwards Hampstead
Image: Butterfly & Verse - The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs
Medium: Pencils
CB embossing folder Script
Flower: hand made
Ticket: TH ideology
Fibre: stash
Tools: TH distress wheel