Monday, November 29

A 1st for me - Bella Bunting

Good Afternoon to you all,  It's a bright sunny day here today and although it's bright it's not thawing out the snow at all because it's still minus.  Oh well another day indoors.  Never mind!!! 

I was so lucky to have won this wonderful little Bella Bunting from the Sugar Nellie Blog when they were promoting the new range of Simply Sassy stamps. Now my title for my post says A 1st for me,  this is the first time I've ever used Tim Holtz distress inks to colour in an image.  I know I have a long way to go but oh I did enjoy it.  I now need to practice and get the tones and shading a lot better. 

The full recipe for my card is below this post.

I am entering this little cutie into the following challenges:

1. The Sugar Bowl Challenge:  Have a wonderful sketch from Marlene with the option of Black and white + 1 other colour. I chose to go with red.

2. Charisma Cardz Challenge: Have the theme of One for the Girls this week.

3. Paper Sundaes Challenge:  Would like you to adorn the corners. I've put little ruby gems on the corners of my image.

4. Whoopsi Daisy Challenge: Have the theme this week of Lets get Girly.

5. Stamp Insanity Challenge: Would like us to try something new. My first time colouring with distress inks.

6. Lets Ink It Up Challenge:  Would love to see some recycling and of course no digi images, use your rubber stamps.

Well that's all for me just now, I'll be back a little later to go visiting and do some catching up with friends.  I've been rather neglectful just recently.

I hope you all have a wonderful day.  Suzi xox

DP: Papermania Creative Tones Ivory Black
Image: Bella Bunting - Sugar Nellie stamped on Daler Rowney 140lb (300gm) water colour card with Stazon ink.
Medium: Tim Holtz distress inks, Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick. Fired Brick Red.
CB: embossing folder - Script
Recycled element: corrugated card from an old box
Button & Ribbon: Stash
Sentiment: Stash
Ticket: Tim Holtz Alteration ticket strip die.

Sunday, November 28

Creative Inspirations #48 A Christmas Gift - DT project

Good Morning my Lovelies,  Well it's snowing again this morning and the temp is minus 4 degrees. Brrrrr......  I did manage to get out yesterday to the Aqua Pro markers Demo and I found it very interesting, and yes I bought them, haven't played with them yet, I'll do that later on today. 

Sunday morning means it's another new Theme over at

and this week it was the lovely Corry who chose it, she would like to see some Handmade Christmas Gifts for this fortnights challenge.  I must say the DT have come up with some totally beautiful creations so please pop over and take a peek if you are in need of inspiration.

I've gone for a simple little treat bag made with my Hougie board. I started off with plain white card and then decorated the front with Sweet Tilda and various bits n bobs, my full recipe is below this post.

Our Sponsors this challenge are the wonderful Fantastic Ribbons, who have an amazing selection of not just ribbons but buttons too.  I stocked up recently when I met with Keith and Ben at the SECC in Glasgow.  Our other Sponsor is the lovely Paper Cupcakes who will be giving one lucky winner a choice of two fab digi's.

With Christmas just around the corner hopefully our challenge will give you the chance to make another beautiful box,bag etc for another gift.  We look forward to seeing all the lovely creations I'm sure you're going to create.

Have a wonderful Sunday and if like me your kinda snowed in then do keep warm and cosy.   Suzi xox

 Challenges Entered:

1. Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge:  This time round the theme is Christmas but anything but a card.  Don't forget that the girls are having a wonderful Blog Hop which is running right now, so pop over and join in.

2. Die Cut Dreams Challenge: This week is anything but a card.

3. Magnolia-licious Challenge:  This week there is a wonderful inspirational picture for you to take your theme from. This is my interpretation of the picture.

4. Passion for Promarkers Challenge: Have the theme of Old and New. My papers are new as is my image, the ribbon and flowers are relatively old, I bought them in the summer. The girls are also having a wonder Blog Hop so do pop over and take part.

5. Crafts & Me Challenge: Would like to see a White Christmas and Snowflakes this week.

6. Crafty Catz Challenge:  This week the theme is Christmas.

7. 2 Sisters Challenge: This week the theme is non traditional Christmas colours

8.Craft Your Days Away Challenge: Would love to see some texture on your projects this week.

9. Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central:  Have a Christmas theme for this challenge.

Standard white card for bag
DP: Papermana Festive Frolics 6x6
Image: Magnolia Sneaky Tilda
Medium: Pro markers
Nestie: oval x 2
White Swirl & Snowflakes: Marianne D's Die
Ribbon: stash
Tag: cut from Kars speciality X-mas collection card
Extras: Big bite & pink eyelets.

Saturday, November 27

One Stop Crafts #108 Christmas Cute DT Card

Good Morning my Lovelies,  Have you all recovered from your celebrations across the pond.  I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving day.

It's Saturday, and hey!! I'm not working tonight, Yippee!!  I am off later this morning to a craft demo on Aqua Pro marker pens, I'm really looking forward to it.  I love my Pro markers and I also love my water colour pencils, so maybe this will give me a chance to use both at the same time.

Anyway  - It's time for another wonderful theme over at
One Stop Craft Challenge and this week it was our lovely Lorraine who chose it.  She would like to see all your

Christmas Cuties.

We are sponsored this week by Wink Wink Ink who have a lovely array of digital images over at there web store. Do pop over and pay them a visit.

I've chosen to go with Tilda opening her present.  I think she is a little cutie anyway but this is one of my favourite images of her.  I've coloured her with Pro markers and staedler water colour pencils and mounted her onto blue metallic embossed card.

I've used the same card for my panels and my CB script embossing folder on the white card, added a few tiny blue buttons and some poinsetta with a Marianne D's die cut. The papers are from last years stock by papermania.  I haven't added a sentiment because I'm going to personalise it for a very special little girl.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I'll pop back in to see you all when I return from the Demo.

Suzi xox

Challenges Entered:

1. Incy Wincy Designs Challenge:  Are looking for Blue & White this week.

2. Pollycraft Monday Challenge:  Would like to know if you're
Feeling Blue.

3. The Creative Cottage Challenge:  Would like to see an Untraditional Christmas Card. No Red/Green/Gold.

4 Allsorts Challenge: This week the theme is Monochrome


DP: Papermania
Image: Tilda opening present from Magnolia
Medium: Pro markers - staedler water colour pencils 
CB: embossing folder (script)
Poinsettia's : Marianne D's die
Buttons: stash

Friday, November 26

Prairie Fairy Fun Friday #40 Mid Week Reminder

Good Morning my Dears,   I made this gift box and matching card to remind everyone that the over at Fairy Fun Fridays we you still have a week to join in our Buttons and Bows Challenge, we've had some wonderful entries so far and are looking forward to seeing even more.

I've used one of the new Christmas Sets available at Prairie Fairy Designs not only do you get this adorable Holly Fairy sitting on these sweet holly leaves with berries you also get a second holly image and wonderful set of sentiments all for $4.50 now that is amazing value and you can find her HERE along with all the other wonderful images and sentiments.

The full recipe for my card which is quite long can be found at the bottom of this post.

Thanks so much for popping in to visit, please leave me a few words to let me know you were here.  I'll leave you now with the hope that you all have a wonderful weekend ahead of you.

Suzi xx

Other Challenges Entered:

1. Simon Says Stamps Challenge:  This week the theme is Let it Snow.

2. Stamptacular Sunday Challenge: Would like to see a hand made gift this week.

3. Lexi's Creations Challenge:  Would like to see Traditional Xmas Colours this week.

4. Creative Card Crew Challenge:  Would love to see a treat box/bag this week.

5. Crafty Cardmaker Challenge:  Would love to see a matching card and gift this week.

6. A Spoon full of Sugar Challenge: have an open week this week so anything goes.

7. Our Creative Corner Challenge: Would like to see a 3d Holiday project this week.

8. The Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge: Would like to see a Hand Made Gift this week

9.Digital Tuesday Challenge: Have the theme of Let it Snow this week.

10 Crafty Creations Challenge:  the theme this week is Christmas is Coming.

11. I Did it Creations Challenge:  Have the theme of anything with Wings.

12 The Crafty Pad Challenge: Have the theme of Red and Green this week.

13. Moving Along with the Times Challenge: Would like to see more that one fold this week.

14.Pear Tree Designs Challenge:  Would like to see a Colourful Project this week.

15. Fab n Funky Challenge:  This week it is Go with the Flow, you can enter anything this week.

16: Papertake Weekly Challenge: Have the theme of Cut it out,  die cuts, nesties etc.

17. Top Tip Tuesday Challenge: This week the girls would like to see Layer up Layer.

Recipe: Card
DP: Papermania home for Christmas
Image: Holly Fairy from Prairie Fairy Designs store
Medium: Pro Markers and water colour pencils
Nestie's:  circle small, circle scallops
Red Glitter Flourish: K&Co.
Large JOY letters: K&Co
CB: embossing folder Swiss Dots
Ric Rac glitter ribbon: papermania
Rose: Wild Orchid Crafts.
Extra's :  stickles frosted lace & red glitter, glossy accents for berries. 
DecoArt: Snowtex for snow effect under Holly leaves.

DP papermania home for Christmas
Tag: Sizzix BigZ tag die
TH distress inks worn lipstick
hellibore flower: Wild Orchid Crafts.
Extra's: Stickles frosted lace, red glitter
Peel off sentiment & buttons: Stash
Ribbon: Supermarket
ric rac ribbon: papermania

Wednesday, November 24

Shopping in Style !!!

Good Evening Everyone,  I hope you have all had a wonderful day.  I've been out Christmas Shopping most of the day and I wish I had looked as elegant and cool as sweet Willow here.  It was a nightmare, MANIC!! I think is the word I'm looking for.  Don't know about you but I'm sure this time of the year bring out the worst in some people.  I've been pushed, my feet trod on and to top it off at one stage I was Queue Jumped. Argg............

The only consolation is that I don't often venture in Glasgow to shop but at least that's it over for another year. All my Christmas shopping apart from the food is over.

I'm now back in the safety of my Craft Room!!  I've managed to create this card for a few challenges.  This is a Whiff of Joy stamp that is being used by me for the first time.  I know (shame on me!!) I've had it for over a year but then who amongst us hasn't got stamps that haven't seen the light of day since the bought them. I rest my case. Lol!!!

She is a little beauty though, I've coloured her with Pro Markers and paper pieced her shopping bags. The full recipe for my card is below this post.  I followed the wonderful sketch from Tara who sadly is leaving the Design Team at Whiff of Joy so they are having a DT call.  Well a girl can dream can't she!!! but as my old Mum used to say If you're not in it you can't win it.

I am also entering sweet Willow into a few more challenges

1. Whiff of Joy Challenge:  I followed the fab sketch designed by Tara this week.  Do pop over and take a peek at the wonderful creations the DT have come up with this week, you won't be disappointed and they are having a DT call too.

2. Simon Stamp and Show Challenge: This week the girls & Dan would like to see you use your distress inks.  I used basic white card for my TH die cuts and distressed them with Tea Dye & Tattered Rose. I love the effect these inks give to plain paper.

3. Fab n Funky Challenge: Have a theme of Going with the Flow which translates to Create anything you like.

4. PaperTake Weekly Challenge: Have a theme of Cut it Out which means show the team your die cuts, nesties etc.

I hope you all have a wonderful evening and if you've popped in to visit me please leave a few words to let me know you were here.

5. Top Tip Tuesday Challenge: Would like to see paper piecing and layer upon layer this week.

Suzi xox


White hammered card for base
White card stock for die cuts
DP: K&Co Roam, Craftworks Oh La la
Image: Whiff of Joy
Medium: Pro Markers
paper piecing paper: scraps from scrap box
Tim Holtz: Alterations Die's Scroll work & Scallops
Tim Holtz: Distress inks Tea Dye & Tattered Rose
Image Nestie: small oval
Flower & Flourish Die: Marianne D's
Tag: Sizzix BigZ tag die
Rose Ribbon:
Sentiment: Stash

Bunny Zoe's Crafts Special Event.

Hello my Dears, Just wanted to let you know that

and the Team are having a Special Event on Friday 26th and you are all invited to join in the fun.  With lots of prizes and goodies.

I'll see you all there, don't be late.

Suzi xx

Monday, November 22

A Pink Christmas with Sweet Tilda + Challenges

Good Morning Dears,  Well thank goodness it's Monday!!  what a busy weekend I've had.  I was working Fri Sat & Sun so my weekend begins today and I intend to have a very lazy day.  No housework or cooking for me.  I'm spending the day in my craft room with the door firmly closed!!!

I've been working on this card over the weekend when I've had a few spare minutes and finally finished it this morning.  There are lots of challenges that helped me in it's creation which I will list below.

I've used Tilda from last years collection and coloured her with Promarkers and sprinkled a little glamour dust around her. The papers are from papermania 6x6 Festive Frolics and they are adorable. The large flower is one of the new mulberry hellebores from Wild Orchid Crafts and they are utterly gorgeous.

The full recipe for my card is at the bottom of this post.

I hope you all have a wonderful day, I may be back a little later with another card or two/three/four lol, depending on how or if my creative juices are quick or slow.

I'll say Bye for now.  Suzi xox

Challenges that inspired me :

2. Fussy and Fancy Challenge:  I've just found this lovely blog, they are having a DT call which is open until tomorrow and the theme this week is Xmas with no Red or Green. My little tree is green so if it may not qualify

3. Oldie but Goodie Challenge: Would like to see Glitter this week and of course an image that is older than 6 months.

4. ABC Christmas Challenge: This week X is for Xmas.

5. Digi Doodle Shops Best Challenge: This week Anything Goes.

6. Fab n Funky Challenge: Would like you to use an old stamp that maybe you've forgotten you had.

7. Paper Cutz Challenge:  Lots of Bling and Christmas this week

8. Stamping for the Weekend Challenge: Has a Winter theme this week

9. Crafty Emma's Challenge: Would like to see Lovely Lace this week

10. Allsorts Challenge: Have a lovely Recipe of Lace, Ribbon and a charm this week.

11. Totally Gorjuss: Another new challenge find for me this week and they have the theme of Non Traditional Christmas.


DP: Papermania Festive Frolics
Image : Magnolia Tilda with Tree
Medium: Promarkers
Nestie: Labels 10, small circle and scallop circle
Snowflake: Marianne D's die
Lace: local haberdashery store
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts and a selection from stash
Charm: Stash
Gems: Stash
Tag: Sizzix BigZ
 Sentiment: by me on computer.
Extras: Stickles & Glamour Dust

Sunday, November 21

Caroling & Snow

Good Morning Friends

I made this wee card for the new venture over at
Magnolia-licious Challenge, where the brief this week was
to create something in Pink & Yellow.  I must say not a colour scheme I've tried before, But that's what challenges are all about, sometimes they take us out of our comfort zone and encourage us to try different colour schemes.  I quite like it and I think it will make one of my nieces very happy as she loves Tilda in any colour. 

I've used Carol singing Tilda and coloured her with Pro Markers and staedler water colour pencils, glittered her wings and the fur trims with Glamour dust. I used snowtex for the snow under her little boots.  The Papers are papermania basics, with DCWV textured card for mounting and die cuts. I also used my sewing machine (which I don't use often enough) on the outside of the card. The full recipe is below this post.

I hope you all have a lovely Sunday and I'll see you a little later with another card that I'm just finishing off.

My card qualifies for the following Challenges:

Magnolia-licious Challenge:  The theme for this first challenge is a colour combo of PINK & YELLOW

Totally Papercrafts Challenge: Would like to see SNOW & SNOWFLAKES this week.

CES Challenge: Have a LOVELY LACE theme this week.

2 Sisters Challenge:  Would love to see your SNOWFLAKES


DP: Papermania basics
Image: Magnolia carol singing Tilda
Medium: ProMarkers & Staedler water colour pencils
Marianne D's square die for mounting
Marianne Swirls die, snowflake die
Lace: cake decorating lace from local supermarket.
Sentiment: Sentiments4you. (freebie)
Extras: Glamour Dust

Friday, November 19

Prairie Fairy Fun Friday #40 Buttons n Bows DT card

Hello my dears, It's Fridy pm, the weekend is nearly here and that means it's time for a new theme for our fortnightly challenge over at Fairy Fun Friday which this week has the theme of

Buttons and Bows.

you can use just one of each or multiples of each. So long are they are on your creation.

I've used one of the Stunning NEW CHRISTMAS SETS making their debut this week. Designed by the very talented Roberta over at Prairie Fairy Designs Store. 

This image is called Little Tree Fairy and she comes with two other adorble victorian Christmas Tree Baubles, if you haven't visited the store before then please do.  The new Christmas Sets that are available are amazing, not just fairy's may I add but a vast selection of images to suit every ones tastes. All created by the lovely Roberta our Fairy Queen.

I've used Promarkers for the skin tones and Staedler water pencils for her little frock and Christmas Tree bauble. I've covered her in Glamour Dust. The silver embossed card I've used was a gift last Christmas and I don't know the name or make of it. The paper is Laura Ashley Contemporary. The flowers and the fabric butterfly are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The full recipe for my card is below this post.
Our Prize for this challenge is

Random Winner: A choice of 5 images from Prairie Fairy Designs
Top Spot Winner: A choice of 3 images from the Prairie Fairy Designs
Top 3: Can choose 1 image from the store.

 We also have a Junior Category. So if you are under the age of 12 then just pop (jr) behind your name when entering your creation.

Do please pop over to the blog and take a look at the wonderful designs my dear friends on the DT have created for you using the new Christmas images. You won't be disappointed I promise.

Well I think that's all from me for now, I'm off to catch up on some commenting and have a wee browse around to see if I've
missed anything. Bye for now. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Challenges Entered:

Digital Tuesday Challenge: This week it's Anything with wings + a digital image of some form

Simon Says Challenge: Would like to see Sparkle this week

 ABC Christmas Challenge: X is for Xmas this week

Ellephantastic Challenge: Have the theme of Xmas and or Butterfly

 The Crafty Pad Challenge: This week it's Christmas Sparkle.

2 Sisters Challenge: Have a Christmas theme this week.

Paper Cutz Challenge: Christmas this week and lots of Bling.

 mirror board embossed silver card as base for card
DP: Laura Ashley contemporary
Image: Little Tree Fariy from Prairie Fairy Designs
Medium: Promarkers & Staedler water colour pencils
Nestie: small oval and oval scallop for sentiment
Sentiment: Prairie Fairy Designs
Flowers: 40cm roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Glittery fabric butterfly also available at Wild Orchid Craft 
Christmas wired ribbon from local supermarket.
Button and leaves from stash.

Thursday, November 18

Baby Tilda in Blue + Challenges

Good Morning All,  I hope you are all having a great week, I want to show you my Baby Tilda Christmas card,  I made one of these in pink last week and decided that babies at a young age are quite genderless by looks so I decided to make this one in blue.

I've coloured with ProMarkers and water colour pencils and added a little bit of glamour dust to the frills and wings. I think it's the most adorable baby image I've seen in a long time.

The papers are from last year from Papermania but I can't remember the name. The little sentiment I created in my graphics program on the computer.  I've used lots of die cuts and the full recipe for my card is below this post.

Hope you all have a lovely day.  Suzi xox

I am entering my card into the following Challenges:

Simon Says Challenge:  Have the theme of Sparkle with the option of heat embossing if you would like to add it.

The Creative Cottage Challenge:  Would like to see a Christmas creation for someone special this week.

Charisma Cardz Challenge: Have a theme this week of Baby's

Wild Orchid Craft Challenge: Would like to see a Blue Christmas this week

Sew Many Challenges:  Have the theme of Blue/White this week

2 Sisters Challenge: Have a Christmas theme this week.

Paper Sundaes Challenge:  Have a recipe where you can choose your own topping.  Embossing/blue/ribbon/punches.  I've chosen them all with this card.

DP: Papermania (name unknown, had it yonks)
Image: Baby Tilda
Medium: Promarkers & water colour pencils
Nestie's: oval small circle small, oval scallop circle scallop.
Dies: poinsettia's & swirls. Marianne D's
Tim Holtz on the edge die scallops
 CB: embossing folder Swiss dots
Merry Christmas blue ribbon: Anita's
Butterfly: Papermania fabric accessories
Tiny Teddy Rattle embellishment: Dovecraft
Pearls: Quixotic paperie
Extras: Glamour Dust

Wednesday, November 17

The Pixie Cottage ~45 Sketch/Ribbon & Bows. DT card

Good Morning Everyone,

It's Wednesday and time for another wonderful challenge over at The Pixie Cottage. This week we have another fantastic sketch to follow with the option of using Ribbon & Bows, you can do either or both, the choice is yours. I've gone for the option of ribbon and bows this week.

I've used Pumpkin Hannah Fairy this week by Sandra Hammer it's a beautiful image, I've used my Pro Markers as my medium this week and some glossy accents on the pumpkin and some glamour dust for Hannah's wings. This amazing rubber stamp is available from Michelle's Scrapbooking where you will find many other fantastic stamps, digital images and other delightful crafting items to enhance your projects. 

Do pop over and see the other wonderful eye candy the DT have for you this week, there are some gorgeous creations.

Thank you so much for visiting, I hope you enjoyed your stay and you'll come back to see me soon.

I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead of you.

Suzi xox

Challenges Entered:

 Paper Cutz Challenge: This week the theme is Thanks with buttons & Bows.

 Top Tip Tuesday Challenge: This week sees the theme of Buttons. The more the merrier. I've popped my button in the centre of my punched flowers.

Paper Sundae Challenge:  Have a recipe this week, where you can pick your Sundae Topping from the list, minimum of 2 or chose all of them.
Punches, Ribbons, Embossing, Blue

The Shabby Tea Room Challenge: Have the theme of Thankful this week with a wonderful inspirational cupcake colour theme. Yummy.

The Crazy Challenge:  The theme this week is Thank You.

Papertake Weekly Challenge:  Would like to see Autumn colours this week.


Image: Pumpkin Fairy Hannah by Sandra Hammer from Michelle's Scrapbooking & more
Medium: Pro Markers, Glamour dust & glossy accents
MS: large & medium flower punches
MS: branch punch
Tim Holtz: border die(scallops) 
Tim Holtz: distress inks Tea dye, brushed corduroy
Green Ribbon: K&Co holiday adhesive ribbon.
buttons,sentiment,butterfly brad: Stash 

Sunday, November 14

Creative Inspirations #47 Christmassy/Winter - DT card

Good Morning Dears, I hope you are all having a lovely weekend. It's time for another challenge over at Creative Inspirations and the lovely Jude has chosen the theme of Anything Christmassy/Winter

We have two lovely Sponsors this week

First is the lovely Debbie from The Crafty Pad Stamps Design
Debbie has some wonderful digital and polymer stamps in store and has kindly given us a lovely new Christmas Stamp for the Prize today. I've used one of Debbie's digital images for my card - Little Christmas Ted with shooting stars.

I took him into one of my programs on the computer and cloned him, reversed him so that they were looking at each other, coloured them with pro markers and used my black glitter pen on the stars. I think they are cute as buttons.  The ribbon snowflake was made by cutting 4 strips of ribbon and sewn together with a glittered button added.

Are 2nd sponsor this week is the lovely Soft Pencil Digital Stamps

Digital stamps.

 Elizabeth is offering the winner a $10 voucher to spend in her digital shop.

Do Pop over to Creative Inspirations and check out the gorgeous work my friends on the DT have created for you this week. You will find a selection of Debbie's and Elizabeth's images being used on some of their creations.

Thanks for stopping by to visit, do please leave a few words to let me know you were here.  I hope you all have a wonderful day.

Suzi xox

DP: Paper mania
Image: Christmas Ted with shooting stars. The Crafty pad
Medium: Pro Markers
MS round the page punch: Gothic Arches
Ribbon & button: Stash.
Extras: glamour dust and glitter pen.
Sentiment: freebie from Bizzy Becs.
TH distress ink: broken china

Saturday, November 13

One Stop Craft Challenge #106 Pop-Up DT card

Good Morning my Dears,  It's Saturday am and it's time for another challenge over at One Stop Craft.  This week it was the love Janet who chose the theme and it took us all out of our comfort zone a little.  She wanted us all to make a Pop Up Creation.   Now never having done this before I had to go searching for a tutorial and thank goodness I found one on You Tube where you can find almost anything you haven't attempted before.  In the end it was quite simple and the card fits into a standard envelope too.

I followed the instructions and this is what I've come up with, quite a simple card, but in hind sight I wish I had decorated it a little more. But on the whole it's not too bad.

I used a decoupage sheet of Poinsettia's that I've had in my stash since last Christmas, it's a set from Paper mania. I added green and gold ribbon that I've had for yonks and made the sentiment from my computer.  "Simples" as that amazing advert would say.

Our Sponsor this week is Digi Doodle Shop who have an amazing array of digital images to suit all tastes. Pop over and have a wee visit with them, you won't be disappointed. Just click on the link and hey presto - you're there. They are giving one lucky winner a $10.00 voucher to spend in store.

Don't forget to go visit the wonderful DT who have worked so hard this week to bring you a variety of fantastic creations.

Thank you for popping in to visit, I hope you enjoyed your stay and that you come back to visit real soon.

Suzi xox

Looking forward to visiting all your wonderful creation over the next week.

Friday, November 12

Lilli of the Valley Cutie + various challenges

Hello my friends,  I will try and keep this story as short as possible.  As some of you know I have 3 Grandsons and they come to me every Thursday after school for Dinner and some play/create time with Gran and Grandad.  Yesterday was no exception. Callum our 13yr old always get 1hr of time with his Grandad to play the PS3, so the twins (Aaron & Ross) move into my craft room to do a little creating.  They saw the card I had half finished and decided that I needed to make a Christmas card for their "Girlfriends" remember they are only 6yrs of age.!!!  or as Aaron says 6 + 10 months. lol.

We got out all my new stamps and they chose this Lili of the Valley one, then we proceeded to go through Gran's papers. Aaron chose the Pink shades, (he just loves princess's and glitter, Cheryl Cole etc etc) Ross is more into Fireman Sam and blues.

Anyway to cut a long story relatively short, they chose the image, papers, snowflakes and colour scheme's then told me that I could do it all tomorrow ready for them when they visit on Sunday, and promptly went back to play with their toys.

So this is what I've been doing today, creating two very similar cards for the Twins "girlfriends" they had to be very similar or I would have a war on my

Anyway this is the outcome, I'm sure they will love them and so will their "Girlfriends". Oh and I forgot to tell you this is no casual affair!! oh no!! they go to youth club Mon, film club Friday and Karate Tues as a foursome. I think my dear Daughter has a lot of work ahead of her. 

Any way back to my card.  I looked around for inspiration and visited Lili of the Valley Blog for some tips, thank you girls you made my life a lot easier. The full recipe for my card and the challenges entered are just below.

Thank you for listening to my ramblings, I can't help it, the boys just tickle me silly with their little grown up attitudes when they visit.

See you all tomorrow with my DT card for One Stop Craft.

Bye for now.  Suzi xox

Challenges Entered:

1. Lili of the Valley Challenge:  Anything goes this week and they are having a wonderful blog hop to celebrate the launch of  the new images Party Girls and Tea & Chat, you really need to go visit, the DT examples are amazing.

2. Creative Inspirations Challenge: Would like to see a Pink Christmas this week.

2. Sew Many Challenges: Would like to see a Blue/White Christmas
this week.

4. Digital Tuesday Challenge: Would like you to use Stash never used before and also a digital image. I've used my image for the first time and my TH border die (scallops) I've made my own sentiment via the computer so this is digital.

5. The ABC Challenge:  Would like to see a Holiday project this week.


DP:  Paper mania basics & classic Christmas
Image: lili of the valley
Medium: Staedler Water Pencils
Glamour Dust for pink fur trim & Flower soft polar white for blue fur trim
Ribbon: Anita's
Tim Holtz: border die Scallop
TH: distress inks, Broken China & Tattered Rose
Snowflakes: K&Co(blue) - local haberdasher store(pink)
Nestie's: small circle & small circle scallops
Sentiment: designed on the computer by me.

Thursday, November 11

Sneaky Tilda + Challenges

Good Morning my Dears, I hope you are all having a wonderful week so far.  I made this card for a few challenges and used some of my new stash that I bought at the SECC craft show in Glasgow.

I won the lovely sneaky Tilda from Stamping Scrapping when I was given a choice of stamps after winning the Magnolia Stamp Lovers Halloween challenge.  Isn't she the cutest little madam. I've coloured her with ProMarkers and mounted her onto an oval nestie. I paper pieced the little gift behind her back and glittered the bow. 

I cut out two of my new Tim Holtz on the edge die (scrollwork) and distressed it with his broken china distress ink. The little pale blue Christmas ribbon from Anit'a covers the join really well.

I had some A4 sheets of foam which I got from poundland, I've used the silver one to cut out my snowflakes and the little diamond shapes are the inserts that fall out from the snowflake when you remove it from the die.  I've used stickles all around the edge of the card, the brad snowflakes have had zig glue applied to them and then glittered with white. The flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts.

My top tip for Top Tip Tuesday. is to look at the shapes you're cutting from your dies and check that the inserts can't be used somewhere on your card.

I haven't used a sentiment on the outside of the card because the ribbon has Merry Christmas scrolled accross it.  I will add my sentiment to the inside when I decide who is receiving it.

Thank you so much for visiting I hope you like my Sneaky Tilda and do come back and visit soon.

Suzi xox

Challenges Entered:

1. Totally Tilda Challenge:  Susie and the girls would like to see Blue & Silver for this fortnights challenge.

2. I love Promarkers Challenge:  Would like to see Icy colours this week.

3. Just Magnolia Challenge: Have an Open theme this week for their Monthly special challenge.

4. Crafts & Me Challenge:  Would like to see Glitter this week.

5. Elaphantstic Challenge: Have a colour theme of Blue this time.

6. A Spoon full of Sugar Challenge: Would like to see Snow/Snowflakes this week.

7. Cute Card Thursday Challenge: Anything goes this week.

8. The ABC Challenge: H is for Holiday this week, Christmas, Thanks giving etc.

9. Lili of the Valley Challenge: This week Anything Goes, you can use any stamp or digital image and they are having a wonderful Blog Hop to Celebrate the Launch of their fab new stamps "Party Girls" & "Tea & Chat". They are adorable.

10. Top Tip Tuesday Challenge:  Would like you to use an Image or sentiment this week.  My top tip is in the post but just incase here it is again. I used the inside of my small silver snowflades to decorate under the ribbon. Always look at the shape that the die leaves behind, you never know it could be useful.
DP: Papermania
Image: Sneaky Tilda (Magnolia)
Medium: ProMarkers & glamour dust.
Nestie's: oval small and oval scallop
Tim Holtz: edge die (scrollwork)
TH: distress ink (broken china)
Ribbon: Anita's
Marianne D's: snowflake die
Flower: Wild Orchid Crafts
Metal snoflake brads: Dovecraft glittered with Glamour dust.
Extras: Glamour dust & Stickles diamond.