Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Carol Singing Snowmen

For this Christmas Card, I started with a square base card and covered it with the gorgeous snowflake paper from Carol Wilson Fine Arts. The image was coloured with inktense pencils and watered with lots of stickles added and mounted onto purple card with all corners rounded. The flower is Prima.

Suzanne x

Saturday, 20 December 2008

Another Christmas Card!

For this card, I used some silver pearl card and made it a 13x13cm square. I stamped the image with white pigment ink onto black card and then, using a glue pen, went over all the swirls and then sprinkled it with silver, fine glitter. I have mounted it onto same colour card as base and rounded the corners. The ribbon across the middle is Anita's and the small snowflakes are peel-offs. The image is from Dimension Forth. Hope you all like it. Thought I would go for an unusual one for a change.


Suzanne x

Honey's Snowman

This card is for my sister for Christmas. I can now safely post this lol. I have used a piece of card from a QVC Kit. I mounted the Honey's snowman image, from Sugar Nellie by Elisabeth Bell, onto lilac mirror card and coloured with inktense and watered. Lots of pink stickles added. The snowflakes are from K&CO. The photo does not do this card justice. It is much nicer in real life.


Suzanne x

Friday, 19 December 2008

Whiff of Joy - Herb with Christmas Pudding

I received my wonderful gift from Katharina over at Whiff of Joy on Tuesday and I got straight to using it. Herb with Christmas Pudding is probably my favourite stamp at the moment. He is so easy to stamp and fabulous to colour. Thank you once again to Katharina.
For these cards, I have used the same layout, greeting and image on all three. I have only changed the colours. Really enjoyed making these. They were quick and easy and I loved the way they turned out.

This first one was made with Doodlebug and DCWV winter kit in a stack papers and some sparkly trim from Papermania. The image is inktense pencils watered, as are the images on the other two cards. I have used a glue pen and added silver glitter to the swirls on Herb. The greeting is printed on the pc and mounted onto some blue mirror card. The greeting reads "Oh, bring us some figgy pudding..." on inside and "and a cup of good cheer" on the inside.

For this one, I have used a spotty paper and one with Christmas greetings on it. I can't remember what they are called but I think something about figgy pudding, funnily enough. The ribbon is Anita's. Image and greeting is mounted onto green mirror card.
This one is a paper from K&Co with the same ribbon as the last one.

Suzanne x

Thursday, 11 December 2008


Wow! How lucky am I? I am absolutely delighted today as I have won some gorgeous candy over at Whiff of Joy. Katharina is very generously hosting an advent calendar and every day a new window opens and another lucky winner is chosen. I am the lucky winner chosen today and will soon receive the fabulous Herb with Bird. I am also spending my Christmas money on these stamps as I adore them. This excellent prize means that I can now choose a doifferent one to add to my orde. It is just so difficult to choose between them though. Thank you so much for this fab prize.

Suzanne x

Monday, 8 December 2008

Sketch #28 - Sketch Saturday

Todays card is my entry to Sketch Saturday Challenge #28. A gorgeous sketch from Mariska. I started with square base card and covered one half with 'Baby Powder - Hiccups' and the other half with 'Baby Powder - Tiny Tantrum' both by Imaginisce. I used some white ric-rac to cover the join. The image is Forever Friends coloured with inktense pencils and cut with oval nesties in the bug. This is mounted onto pink card and stuck to base card with foam pads. The flowers are from WH Smith, as are the brads. The sentiment is from a K&Co kit my mum got from QVC as a gift for me about 3 years ago, I think. This is fixed to card with eyelets from my stash. Really enjoyed making this card. I will probably use this sketch lots in the future.

Suzanne x

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Another one for Whiff of Joy

This one is another one for Whiff of Joy Design Team Call. This one is Herb with Bird coloured with water colour pencils. I have mounted the image onto silver mirror card and used foam pads to mount onto main card. The papers are all Dovecraft Christmas Papers and the snowflakes are K&Co. The small snowman is Herb coloured same as main image on shrink plastic. Sorry about the quality of the photo.

Suzanne x


At last I have used my new stamps. This one, Lizzie with muff, is my favourite. I thought I would enter the Whiff of Joy Design Team Call. Katharina is looking for a guest designer. You need to make a card using the sketch and 1 Whiff of Joy stamp to enter. Not that I expect to win but I thought I would have a wee go anyway. I have colored the image with water colour pencils and cut around her. I next ran a small piece of white card through the bug with the snowflakes embossing folder. I attached Lizzie to this and mounted it onto a shiny grey and then black card. The strip across the bottom is DCWV The Christmas Stack, as is the base paper, and the strip down the side is pink card put in the bug with swiss dots folder. The greeting is from a sheet I got last year. The flowers are Paper Cellar MIY Range with a pink brad from my stash. So, I will now keep my fingers crossed.

Suzanne x

Friday, 5 December 2008

Wedding Card

This card is one I was asked to make. The image is Forever Friends coloured with inktense and watercolour pencils, with some stickles added. It was mounted onto silver mirror card and the corners were rounded with a punch. The wording is done with silver peel-offs on white card mounted same as image with corners rounded again. Both of these are mounted onto a square of backing paper with words on (devotion;love;passion;etc) with a piece of ribbon on that says 'to love and to cherish'. The paper is slightly smaller than the base card and I have cut two corners of silver mirror card on the bug and finished off with these. Unfortunately the paper was stuck to the card before I checked the name of it lol.

I hope the girl who wanted it likes it!

Suzanne x

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Weekly Giveaway

Sally over at Bootiful Stamps is now hosting a weekly giveaway. This is the same as the free stamp every day except you now have a week to enter. Check it out here!

Suzanne x


Have bought lots of lovely goodies recently and not managed to make anything. On Friday night, my daughter was in shower when it went freezing cold... Boiler had decided to pack in. Not to worry, it was only -2 outside. Finally got a plumber on Saturday morning after some phoning around. What happened to wanting to earn money??? He said it needs a new part... will arrive on Monday or Tuesday!! Wonderful- we'll just freeze in the meantime! Plumber phones at lunch on Tues and says he will come in afternoon. Five hours later, he phones again to say he's not managed to pick up the part and the merchant is now closed. He will come first thing in the morning. Ha!! It's now 11.15 and we are still sitting with scarves and gloves on in front of the fire. (Thank goodness for gas fires, ehh). On top of the house being freezing and having to go visit my mum to have showers, both boys have came down with viral infections over the weekend! Could things get any worse?!! Oh Yes!! I managed to smash the inside pane of my sitting room window last night whilst fixing the curtain pole! Had to phone a glazier out at 11.30 at night so it was 3 am before I got to bed only to have to fight with my youngest for some covers for 4 hours then get back up to put fire on for them all getting up!!!
Such a boring post but at least I have had a moan and feel slightly better! I suppose 'Things Can Only Get Better' lol!!!!

Hopefully I will get some crafting done today and that will cheer me up.

Don't forget to enter the Whiff of Joy Advent Blog Candy. Join in here!
Also, Vicki over at Stamped Smiles has the most fabulous candy ever! Check it out here!

I think I will just sit here and look at everybody else's gorgeous work today. That will definitely cheer me up!

Suzanne x

Monday, 1 December 2008

Whiff of Joy Advent Calendar

There is a fab advent calendar over at katharinas blog. Every day for advent, a new window will open and one lucky blogger will get an extra christmas gift. Check it out over here.

Good Luck Everyone.

Suzanne x

Saturday, 29 November 2008

New Stamps

Hello everyone. I don't have anything to show this morning. I have been busy doing household things - yuck! My new WOJ stamps arrived yesterday, Herb with Bird, Lizzie with Muff and Willow with cookies. I can't wait to play with them. Unfortunately, I have to get something to mount them first. Hopefully, I will get some E-Z mount at the Creative Crafts & Gifts for Christmas show at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh today. I hope to come back with some more goodies today also. I stopped smoking nearly two weeks ago and I have saved some money to spend. So, no card for now, I am away to buy some new toys, lol!

Suzanne x

Friday, 28 November 2008

Blog Candy Everywhere

Everybody seems to have blog candy going just now.

Bev has gorgeous pink candy (04/12/08)
Val has some lovely candy (29/11/08)
Carlz has Four fab prizes(08/12/08)
Sharon has some great stuff (30/11/08)
Ruby has some lovely images and other goodies (30/11/08)

Pop over and visit. Post a link about everyones candy and leave a comment on each blog!

Good Luck Everyone!

I have decided to have a small candy giveaway when I reach 500 hits.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Friday Sketchers Challenge 29

There is a fun sketch over at Friday Sketchers. Beatrix, DT for Germany, has designed it for us. As usual, the DT cards are all fab. The A5 card is covered with spotty paper. Then two rectangles are cut and fixed on. One is in red paper and one in spotty paper. Next, is my fav stamp at the moment, 'Christmas Kisses' designed by Elisabeth Bell for Sugar Nellie. Coloured, as always, with inktense pencils. I have also added cream Flower Soft and some crystal stickles. The wavy strip of red card has been run through the bug with the swiss dots embossing folder. I have punched some holly from the scraps of paper and added stickles to this also. The greeting is from Craftwork Cards. I think I may have too many spots here but, never mind!

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

free stamp day 16

Sally over at bootiful stampz is giving away one stamp every day in November. Pop over here to enter. You have untill 11/12pm to post a link on your blog and leave a comment. Good luck everyone!

Suzanne x

Monday, 24 November 2008

Sketch Challenge SK112208


I have been getting lost on the web again and I have just found the Paper Craft Planet site. I loved this sketch. It was so simple to work with and still managed to produce a lovely result. Since I liked the result I thought I would take part in the sketch challenge.

I started with a white, square card which I covered with Snowy Jo - Jingle Baubles paper by 'imaginisce'. Next, I cut a rectangle of Snowy Jo - Snow Soiree paper and fixed this across the top half of the card. The image is 'Christmas Kisses' designed by Elisabeth Bell for Sugar Nellie Stamps. As always, it is coloured with inktense pencils. I cut this with my oval nesties in the bug. The scalloped oval behind the image is the largest of the set and I cut 2 halves of the red and green sheets of card from the DCWV Christmas Cardstock Stack. I tied some sparkly, silver trim from Papermania round the middle and mounted the ovals onto foam pads. The small greeting was one from my stash.

Friday, 21 November 2008

Sketch Saturday Challenge #25

This card is my entry for Sketch Saturday Challenge #25. This was a brilliant sketch and I loved it. I will probably be using it a fair bit in the future. Really enjoyed making this card and I was quite pleased with the end result. I am going to give this to my youngest son. Started with a square base card and covered with green paper from Paper Adventures, added two strips across top and bottom with Spotty paper from Paper Adventures. These were from a QVC kit a couple of years ago so I am not sure what they are called. Ran a strip of white card through the bug with the snowflakes embossing folder and fixed down the side. The image is a new Sugar Nellie one called 'Trimming the Tree', which was designed by Elisabeth Bell. I coloured it with inktense pencils and mounted onto red card. I added four green brads from my stash to the corners. The round greeting is from Craftwork Cards and the small square greeting was done on the pc. All corners were rounded with a punch.

Thursday, 20 November 2008

More Blog Candy

Lacey also has some gorgeous candy on offer. She has reached 30000 hits and to celbrate this and her birthday she is giving everyone the chance to win. Pop over here and take a look.

More Blog Candy

Clare has some lovely candy yp for reaching 1000 hits ( in just two months)!!!! Well done Clare. Visit here for a chance to win.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Sarah Kay Birthday Card

This card is for my daughters friends birthday. It was a last minute card. She came home from school at 4.15pm and asked for a card and present for the friend and said she needed it for 5.30pm. Don't you just love teenagers?!!! The image was one that I got from ebay a while back. I had coloured it for a previous card and it didn't go with the papers I wanted to use. So, as I cannot throw anything out, it has been sitting around waiting for me to use it. The papers are DCWV Pocket full of Posies Stack and some pearl card. Image is mounted onto pearl card and then foam pads. The ribbon is from a qvc christmas kit I bought recently. The greeting is from Craftwork Cards. The sketch is an old one from Sketch Saturday (I think).

Gorgeous Blog Candy

Debbie over at Passion for Crafts is giving away the most gorgeous blog candy. It is fabulous. So much so that I dont really want to tell anyone about it, lol!!! Visit here for a chance to win

Tuesday, 18 November 2008


Bootiful Stampz are giving away one stamp every day in November. Visit here!

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Another card for Grandad

This is the card that I made for the kids to give my dad for his birthday. It's more of a younger persons image but never mind. I have started with a white, square base card. The image is coloured with usual inktense pencils and watered. It's then mounted onto some blue card and the corners rounded. I mounted this onto a white sheet which I ran through the bug using the music embossing folder and mounted onto blue card again. I stuck it all onto base card and added some black music notes which were cut with the bug and music dies.

Birthday Card For Dad

Hello everyone! I'm sorry for being a terrible blogger recently. Just when I was starting to do well at keeping it up-to-date, and then it all goes to pot. I have been very busy trying to get the cards done for my Christmas orders and therefore, I haven't had time to do much. Anyway, they are all done now so, it's back to normal for a while. This card is one that I made for my Dads birthday. The papers are from dovecraft, I think. A very simple card. I covered the base A4 card with the papers. The boot is stamped and then coloured with inktense pencils and watered. It is then mounted onto latte coloured card and mounted with foam pads onto the base card. The message on the front, which reads 'It's your birthday. Time to...' is done on my pc and mounted the same way as the boot. And finally, the message inside is done on the pc and stuck with some double-sided tape and reads 'Give another year the boot'.

Wednesday, 22 October 2008


Nikki has some lovely blog candy on offer. All you have to do is THINK PINK! Check it out here

Tuesday, 21 October 2008


Rach has some gorgeous blof candy on offer. For a chance to win just post a link on your blog and pop over and leave a comment.

Saturday, 18 October 2008


Josianne has some lovely images up for swap on her blog. If anyone is interested in swapping images then visit her blog here. Or, just stop by for a look at her fab cards.

Suzanne x

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

My First Candle

I was so impressed with Maria's candles when I visited her blog that I had to have a go myself. I have tried one or two and thought I would show this one. My daughter loved this project too and she has made a lovely candle in a gift bag. I will try and add a photo tomorrow

Suzanne x

Friday Sketchers Challenge 23

This is my entry for Friday Sketchers Challenge 23. I loved the sketch and will use it again and again. I have used a double sided paper from Imaginisce. Its called Baby Powder - Oopsie Daisy. I have covered the square base card with one side of the paper and cut 2 half circle shapes from the other side. The Sarah Kay image is coloured with Sakura Glaze pens and inktense pencils. I have used an Anita's sticky ribbon along the bottom. The oval is cut from Nesties with Cuttlebug and I have stamped Happy Day on it with a mini greeting from Inkadinkado clear stamp set - Lots o' Pots. This is the first Sarah Kay image I have done and I am quite pleased with the way the card has turned out.

Kadoodle Blog Candy

Kadoodle Stamps have some lovely blog candy on offer. And, there will be a chance to win every week till Christmas!!!!! How generous!

Murielles Blog Candy

Murielle has some lovely Whiff of Joy Blog Candy on offer

Monday, 13 October 2008


This is a card I have made for my friends daughters 1st birthday and also as my entry to Challenge #20 on A Spoonful of Sugar. The challenge this week is 'Pink and Green'. This is the first girly card I have made, usually it is blues and greens, and I am quite pleased with the way it has turned out, apart from when I got carried away with the glitter! Still not sure if I am going to add a number 1 to it yet. We'll see.

I covered a square base card with DCWV Nanas Kids paper and then I added some pink stickles to the centre of each flower on the paper. Next, I stamped the forever friends image and coloured with my usual inktense pencils. I layered this onto pink then green card and added to side of base card with foam pads. The flower and banner are from a K&Co sticker pack. The flower has been outlined in pink and green stickles and I have printed 'Happy Birthday' message on banner. The corners of the image are stickers also and the dots on them have been stickled too. I have added a pink ribbon with bow to finish.

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Natalies Blogoversary Candy

Natalie is giving away some lovely candy to celebrate her first blogoversary on 18th October. Pop over and join in.

Friday, 10 October 2008

Hello everyone. This card was one I made for Cute Card Thursday challenge but I never got round to taking the photo. Anyway, never mind, I have stamped, once again, Elzybells little mouse and coloured with inktense pencils. I added crystal stickles to the fur on his santa hat and I mounted him onto red card and rounded the corners off. The 'Night before Chrismas' was stamped in black and mounted the same way. I put forever friends holly paper on base cardand added image. Next, I tied some green ribbon in a bow at the top and placed the verse on foam pads to look like it was hanging from the bow.

I am hoping to take part in some challenges but that will depend on how long Steven, 2, decides to sleep for.



Nikki has some lovely blog candy. Great cards to look at too so pop over for a peek and your chance to win.

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Camillas Blog Candy

Camilla has some beatiful blog candy up for grabs. I have just found Camillas Blog and I am very impressed. She has some beatiful cards. Lots of inspiration.

Friday, 3 October 2008

Tilda & co Challenge

This card is for the Tilda & Co challenge 38 which is a sketch challenge. Since I didn't have a lot of time, this is a very quick card. Covered base card with some blue snowflake/star paper (not sure which). Coloured tilda image with inktense pencils and mounted onto blue card and paper which were cut with oval nesties in my cuttlebug. Tied some blue organza ribbon down the side to finish off.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Challenge Combo


I am at last adding some of my own cards and taking part in a couple of challenges. Ive been meaning to do this for a long time but I am either too busy with the kids or too busy being nosy at everybodys blogs.

This card is for the Sketch Saturday Challenge #18 and also for the Stamp Something Challenge.
You will have to try and ignore my terrible photography skills. I covered my base card with Holiday Joy Mini Dots by Paper Adventures. I used Elzybells stamped mouse in hat image (not sure of proper name for this one) and coloured in with inktense pencils and water brushed. I added some crystal stickles and them layered onto red card. I then done the same for the small images at the bottom which are a mini Christmas pud and an Anitas greeting. I finished of with some red organza ribbon.

Friday, 12 September 2008

Hello again. As I said earlier, I spent far too long looking at everyone else work. Have a look at Jaks work on Crafters Kichen . Jaks offering some lovely christmas candy. To take part, click here
Hello everyone. I have not posted anything for a long time mostly due to the fact that I sit down to have a look and update and before I know it... a couple of hours have passed and Ive been too busy looking at everyone elses fabulous work. Some of the work on these blogs are just gorgeous. I will try to add some of my own work very soon. Thats if I can get the camera to take a decent photo. Mind you, it may be that Im useless at photos and nothing to do with the camera at all lol

Monday, 11 August 2008

Thursday, 7 August 2008

my time to craft challenge card


Another of my mums cards. This one is to enter into the 'my time to craft challenge'. She has stamped her image onto black card and embossed it with silver sparkle embossing powder. next, she matted onto silver mirror card and then again onto black. It was the attached to a silver card and some black and silver greetings ribbon attached with a greeting at the bottom. The corners were punched before she attached the image.

This is the birthday card that my son, Jack, made for his youngest brothers birthday. Jack is 8 and he loves to use all our craft things but hates to go shopping to craft shops.

Kimberley used different papers, ribbons and letters to make this wonderful altered 'pennies' tin

A plain white gift bag was transformed by Kim here.

Another of Kims Christmas cards

Birthday card by Kim for her youngest brother

These are some more of Kims cards. This time she made her first shaker card using a pictur from one of her cd's and she made a box to match.
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Another of Kims creations.
This one made with Lily of the Valley
papers and die-cuts some mirror
card and peel off greetings.

This is one of my daughter,
Kimberleys, Christmas cards.
She is 13 and loves to do
anything crafty. She used gel
pens and napkins to make this.

This is one of my mums christmas cards.
Quite simple but very nice.

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