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'.
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